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Blueberry Cobbler Blackmail (The Cast Iron Skillet Mystery Series) by Jodi Rath #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

Blueberry Cobbler Blackmail (The Cast Iron Skillet Mystery Series)
by Jodi Rath

About Blueberry Cobbler Blackmail


Blueberry Cobbler Blackmail (The Cast Iron Skillet Mystery Series)
Cozy Mystery
3rd In Series
Setting – Santo Domingo
Publisher: MYS ED LLC; 1 edition (February 28, 2020)
Print Length ~140 Pages
Digital ASIN: B07YX8Y1VM

Welcome to Leaven—oh wait—Santo Domingo, where DEATH takes a DELICIOUS turn!

 

Family bombshells, sibling rivalries, blackmail, and a trip that could be deadly…and the new year has only just begun! After a disastrous Thanksgiving, Jolie Tucker is beside herself and feeling the walls closing in around her. She feels like she needs to escape Leavensport before she loses her mind. She unexpectedly gets her wish when her best friend and co-owner of Cast Iron Creations, Ava Martinez, gets a terrifying email revealing that her papa, Thiago, is in danger in Santo Domingo. The girls are off on a dangerous adventure in new territory. Will they be able to save the day before danger finds them?

 

Dollycas’s Thoughts

Jolie and Ava embark on a trip to Santo Domingo soon after Ava gets a frantic email from her father, Thiago. They don’t really know what they are flying into but Jolie really needed a break from Leavensport so she hopes it is just a family squabble that can be wrapped up quickly and she can enjoy a little vacay before heading home.

When they arrive Ava’s family is surprised, the last thing they wanted was her wrapped up in their troubles. The girls finally figure out that Thiago is being blackmailed and really does need their help and their money.  So while posing as tourists the girls try to find out who is behind the blackmail and why. Turns out acting like a tourist is a lot more dangerous than they imagined.

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Jodi Rath has penned a fun little mystery and takes her characters and readers on a trip too!

Even with all the trouble they were facing it was great to get to know more about Ava’s family. Sure blackmail is the main mystery but the family dynamics and sibling rivalry are what really drew me in. They were not what I expected at all.

Never fear, Jolie may have been out of the country, but she was just a phone call away from her family. She had hoped the distance would give her time to process family secrets recently revealed but that didn’t happen. Sometimes funny, sometimes pushy, her family just couldn’t leave her alone. This helped keep the Leavensport characters on the pages but I felt a little sorry for Jolie.

The author delivers up plenty of twists and turns and action. I was flipping the pages so fast there should have steam billowing out of my Kindle.

Blueberry Cobbler Blackmail was a nice addition to this series. Entertaining characters, an exciting mystery, plenty of humor and a smidgen of romance give readers a charming little escape. I am looking forward to Cast Iron Stake Through the Heart set to be released on May 29.


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About Jodi Rath

Moving into her second decade working in education, Jodi Rath has decided to begin a life of crime in her The Cast Iron Skillet Mystery Series. Her passion for both mysteries and education led her to combine the two to create her business MYS ED, where she splits her time between working as an adjunct for Ohio teachers and creating mischief in her fictional writing. She currently resides in a small, cozy village in Ohio with her husband and her seven cats.

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Curveball by Jen Estes Virtual Book Tour (Giveaway too!)

Curveball
A Cat McDaniel Mystery #2 (The Foul Ball Series)
Cozy Mystery
Published by Camel Press (October 1, 2012)
Paperback: 312 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1603818957
E-book File Size: 2516 KB
ASIN: B009K8AL5W

Cat McDaniel is a baseball journalist and she specializes in exposing the truth. These exposes are not always well received. The last one left her unemployed.

Desperate to get off the bench and back into the lineup, she is thrilled to land an interview with the Buffalo Soldiers’ General Manager Roger “Rakin’” Aiken–Baseball legend, eight-time All Star … and oblivious father to a Major League bratty co-ed named Paige. Cat gets a job offer but with a curveball. She can be the team reporter in the Spring if she spends the next few weeks chaperoning Paige during her internship in Latin America. Of course she can write a few blog posts as well, but her main job is to keep Paige out of trouble. This is easier said than done. When an aspiring player is found dead and his mother blames Paige’s new love, Chance Hayward, Cat decides to do a little snooping of her own. Will she hit it out of the park and catch the killer or will she strike out and loose everything?

Dollycas’s Thoughts

Cat is quite a sleuth and a smart woman that you don’t want to mess with. She loves baseball and everything that goes with it. The game, the players, training camp, the beer and the hot dogs. She also likes to right wrongs and get to the bottom of the story which makes her an excellent reporter.

The other characters are good as well. Paige is something else. Her closet and shopping trips and her critique of Cat’s wardrobe had me in stitches. She does go through a life changing experience that will have fans rooting for her by the end of the story.

The story is full of twists and turns and the ending was a bit of surprise. A solid mystery.

I really enjoyed this book. I had not read the first story in the series Big Leagues, but have downloaded to my Kindle to read soon! I had no trouble following this story but definitely want to go back to read how everything started. A story baseball fans will love!

Dollycas
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About This Author
Born and raised in Illinois, Jen Estes started her writing career as a baseball blogger in 2007 and expanded to freelance sports writing in 2009. She is an active member of the Society of American Baseball Research (SABR), Springfield Poets & Writers and the National Writers Union (NWU). Curveball is the second in a series featuring sassy sports writer Cat McDaniel. When Jen isn’t writing, she enjoys running, yoga, traveling and watching baseball with her husband and cat.
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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.”