A Killing Notion by Melissa Bourbon

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A Killing Notion
by Melissa Bourbon

I loved how within all he cozy elements of the story, the author managed to hide a real thriller of a mystery.
~Rantin’ Ravin’ and Reading

As soon as I finish a Melissa Bourbon story I always want more. These are characters I truly hate to leave behind as I wait for my next trip to Bliss.
~Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book

This clever mystery had me guessing until the very end and I have to say this series keeps getting better and better.

What a fun murder mystery.

I have enjoyed this series from the beginning and look forward to more.
~Griperang’s Bookmarks

This was probably the best book that I have read so far this year!
~Melina’s Book Blog

…a great read! You get pulled in right from the start and she keeps you there till the end.
~Shelley’s Book Case

In Texas they have a saying, “Go big or go home.” Melissa Bourbon (Ramirez) does that in “A Killing Notion”.
~Back Porchervations

Melissa takes all the elements of a good cozy and sprinkles fairy dust on them to make her series different.
~A Chick Who Reads

Really great plot and a top notch cozy mystery. I highly recommend this book!
~Brooke Blogs

The story was well written and there were enough diversions to keep me from guessing whodoneit.
~Storeybook Reviews

I love to read cozy mysteries and have found another great one. I really liked reading A Killing Notion by Melissa Bourbon.
~Kaisy Daisy’s Corner

The characters were fun and full of Texas love! I really enjoyed Harlow and her care for others including her quacky deceased grandmother who pops up on occasion, as a ghost of course, trying to wreck havoc!
~A Year of Jubilee Reviews

Ms. Bourbon’s mystery plot takes several interesting twists and turns.
~Queen of All She Reads

(Reading A Killing Notion) What you find out will really give a whole new angle for cozy mysteries I have never read one like this with such a twist that you wonder how these secrets stayed quiet for so long.
~Community Bookstop

Readers will be enchanted by A KILLING NOTION.
~Traci Andrighetti’s Blog

This was a very interesting cozy mystery for me.
~Read Your Writes

A Killing Notion: A Magical Dressmaking Mystery (Magical Dressmaking Mysteries)
Cozy Mystery
Published by Obsidian (April 1, 2014)
Penguin Publishing Group
Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0451417206
GoodReads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18492490-a-killing-notion



Harlow Jane Cassidy is swamped with homecoming couture requests. If only she didn’t have to help solve a murder, she might get the gowns off the dress forms…. 

Harlow is doing everything she can to expand her dressmaking business, Buttons & Bows—without letting clients know about her secret charm. When she has a chance to create homecoming dresses with a local charity and handmade mums for several high school girls—including Gracie, whose father, Will, has mended Harlow’s heart—she is ready to use her magical talents for a great cause.

But when Gracie’s date for the dance is accused of murder, Harlow knows things won’t be back on course until she helps Gracie clear the football player’s name. If Harlow can’t patch up this mess before the big game, her business and her love life might be permanently benched.


About The Author

Melissa Bourbon, who sometimes answers to her Latina-by-marriage name Misa Ramirez, gave up teaching middle and high school kids in Northern California to write full-time amidst horses and Longhorns in North Texas.  She fantasizes about spending summers writing in quaint, cozy locales, has a love/hate relationship with yoga and chocolate, is devoted to her family, and can’t believe she’s lucky enough to be living the life of her dreams.

She is the Marketing Director with Entangled Publishing, is the author of the Lola Cruz Mystery series with St. Martin’s Minotaur and Entangled Publishing, and A Magical Dressmaking Mystery series with NAL. She also has written two romantic suspense novels, a light paranormal romance, and is the co-author of The Tricked-out Toolbox, a practical marketing guide for authors.


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Tour Participants

April 1 – rantin’ ravin’ and reading – Review, Guest Post, Giveaway
April 2 – Escape With Dollycas – Cozy Wednesday – Booked by Author
April 3 – Books-n-Kisses – Review, Interview, Giveaway
April 4 – readalot blog – Review, Giveaway
April 5 – Griperang’s Bookmarks – Review, Giveaway
April 6 – Melina’s Book Blog – Review, Interview, Giveaway
April 7 –Shelley’s Book Case – Review, Giveaway
April 8 – Back Porchervations – Review
April 10 – A Chick Who Reads -Review
April 11 – Brooke Blogs – Review
April 12 – dru’s book musing – Guest Post, Giveaway
April 13 – StoreyBook Reviews – Review, Giveaway
April 14 – Books and Bindings – Review, Guest Post
April 14 – Kaisy Daisy’s Corner – Review
April 15 – Mystery Playground – Interview, Giveaway
April 16 – A Year of Jubilee Reviews – Review, Giveaway
April 17 – Queen of All She Reads – Review, Guest Post, Giveaway
April 18 – Cozy Up With Kathy – Interview
April 19 – Community Bookstop – Review
April 20 –  Easter
April 21 – Traci Andrighetti’s Blog –  Review
April 22 – Read Your Writes Book Reviews – Review, Giveaway
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