Review/ #Giveaway – Death Goes To The County Fair by Annette Drake – Great Escapes Book Tour

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Death Goes To The County Fair
by Annette Drake

death goes to the county fair
Death Goes to the County Fair
(An Ogallala Mystery)

New Series
Cozy Mystery
Setting – Missouri

Print Length: 100 pages
Publisher: Baskethound Books (October 15, 2015)
ASIN: B014I7MH56





Joni Harte knew her first job out of college would be tough, but she didn’t expect it to be murder.

With the ink mostly dry on her journalism degree, Joni accepts the position of news reporter and photographer for The Ogallala Gazette. She’s tasked with chronicling all of the goings-on of the quirky characters who inhabit this small Missouri town.

While investigating the identity of the first murder victim, Joni makes an enemy of the local sheriff. Worse, she catches the attention of a violent stalker who promises to cure Joni of her curiosity.

As the Ogallala County Fair comes to an end, Joni must uncover the truth before she comes to hers.

Dollycas’s Thoughts

A new amateur sleuth hits the cozy scene. Joni Harte, fresh out of college, moves to Ogallala to start her journalism career.  Her stories this week will resolve around the county fair. Parades, carnival rides, kids with their sheep and cows, fried foods, a beauty contest, just general fair stuff. That is until murder is added to the fair’s fare. Joni finds herself asking the right questions to the wrong people and may end up paying more than her fair share.

Annette Drake squeezes one heck of mystery into 100 pages. The synopsis call the inhabitants of this Missouri town “quirky”, well they are that and then some. A few are totally off their rocker. The dialogue is was fantastic and fun.

The story does include quite a bit of humor but their are suspenseful moments too. Pretzel like twists kept me guessing but I figured out a little bit before Jodie did.

I think this series is off to a great start. I look forward to more stories about Jodie and her family and the residents of Ogallala.

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About The Author

Annette Drake is a multi-genre author whose work is character-driven and celebrates the law of unintended consequences.
Death Goes to the County Fair kicks off the premier of her cozy-mystery series set in Ogallala, Missouri. The book premiered on October 15th.

Her romance titles include A Beautiful Day in Alaska, A Year with Geno, and Celebration House.

Annette’s middle-grade novel, Bone Girl, was published in March of 2014 by Baskethound Books and is available in ebook, print and audiobook.

Annette makes her home in Washington State. A member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, she loves ferry rides, basset hounds and bakeries. She does not camp. If she can help it.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Receiving a complimentary copy in no way reflected my review of this book. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

14 thoughts on “Review/ #Giveaway – Death Goes To The County Fair by Annette Drake – Great Escapes Book Tour

  1. This sounds great. If that cover doesn’t catch people’s attention I don’t know what will, I love it! Definitely my kind of read.

  2. Love this cover!! 🙂 And since my mom is from Missouri, and I like books that are set in locations I am familiar with, I went ahead and bought the book! 😀 Besides, who doesn’t love county fairs?

  3. Sounds like such a good read. The county fair was such a big event when I was growing up.

  4. I signed up for the cozy challenge. This sounds like a great one to add to my list. Thanks for a chance to win a copy.

  5. This sounds like a great start to a new series. I’d love to read it and start off at the beginning.

  6. This book sounds like a page turner! The cover art is cool (Death having fun on amusements ride).

  7. I love reading all of these comments! Thank you, Lori, for reviewing my book and arranging this tour for me. I really appreciate your time and consideration.

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