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#Spotlight – Murder at the River Bend Retirement Resort by Stan Schatt – Great Escapes Book Tour


Murder at the River Bend Retirement Resort by Stan Schatt
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Self Published
Publication Date: July 12, 2017
Paperback: 238 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1548656195
E-Book ASIN: B073WPDFPK

When a very disagreeable resident of the exclusive River Bend Retirement Resort is murdered, bestselling mystery writer Miriam Lipsky has to find the real killer to save her dear friend from prison. She finds the retirement home seethes with intrigue, passion, and jealousy. To make matters worse, it’s hard to distinguish what residents actually saw from what they imagined.

Miriam finds she has to search for the killer while juggling an autistic grandson, a divorced daughter with a tendency to choose the wrong man, her best friend’s overly friendly husband, and a stalker who who leaves her more and more threatening notes. To make matters worse, her rabbi who won’t take no for an answer when it comes to fixing her up.

Miriam, a widow after a disastrous marriage, has given up on love. Just when she is sure that part of her life is over, someone new appears from a very unexpected place.

Murder at the River Bend Retirement Resort is a cozy mystery with a sleuth who has to learn on the job. Despite her best intentions, Miriam makes mistake after mistake and yet moves ever closer to discovering a cold blooded killer who has no remorse.

Praise For Murder at the River Bend Retirement Resort
by Stan Schatt

Murder at the River Ben Retirement Resort is an intriguing blend of the crime/mystery and the rest of Miriam’s life. There is a very pleasant balance between the two factors…
~Back Porchervations

A cozy mystery unlike any I have ever read, MURDER AT THE RIVER BEND RETIREMENT RESORT was a quick paced read that was entertaining from beginning to end.
~Lisa Ks Book Reviews

Stan Schatt wrote an attractive cozy mystery in which he interlaces the mystery plot with the main character’s life, offering us a plus by her exploration as a person.
~Mythical Books

I enjoyed our two major characters, Miriam and the sheriff. They play well off of each other…
~Valerie’s Musings

I immediately found myself drawn into the world of not-quite-senior sleuth Miriam Lipsky as she tries to find out whodunit.
~Brooke Blogs

This is a solid mystery, with reasonable markers for the culprit but enough red herrings to keep the reader uncertain.
~The Ninja Librarian

About the Author
Stan is the author of over 40 books including the Frankie and Josh mysteries. He has published books on career changing, technology, and writers that include Michael Connelly and Daniel Silva.

Author Links

Webpage @stanschatt GoodReads

Purchase Links

Amazon    B&N
Find more books by Stan Schatt on Amazon here.

TOUR PARTICIPANTS
September 18 –  Back Porchervations – REVIEW
September 19 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews – REVIEW, INTERVIEW
September 20 – Readsalot – SPOTLIGHT
September 21 – Mythical Books – REVIEW
September 22 – StoreyBook Reviews – GUEST POST
September 23 – Valerie’s Musings – REVIEW
September 24 – Laura’s Interests – SPOTLIGHT
September 25 – The Ninja Librarian – REVIEW
September 26 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too! – SPOTLIGHT
September 27 – Community Bookstop – SPOTLIGHT
September 28 – Brooke Blogs – REVIEW
September 29 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
September 30 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – SPOTLIGHT
October 1 – Lori’s Reading Corner – SPOTLIGHT

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#FlashbackFriday – In The Stars (Amber Reed Mystery) by Zanna Mackenzie – 20 Quick Questions / #Review – Free Book – Great Escapes Tour

On Flashback Fridays I will share with you
the books I was not able to review
when they were first released that have been screaming at me
from my To-Be-Read bookshelf.

I was so excited when Zanna contacted me about a book tour for this series. This book was already waiting for my on my Kindle.

 

In The Stars: A Humorous Romantic Mystery (Amber Reed Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Setting – United Kingdom
Self Published
Publication Date: December 11, 2014
Print Length: 364 pages
ASIN: B00QXFNP62

One desperate phone call is all it takes to turn Amber’s previously dull day into one speeding scarily out of control!

Amber Reed’s at work making up the horoscopes for the local newspaper and wishing for some excitement in her life, when she gets a phone call offering her just that.

Plunged into the middle of a celebrity murder investigation she’s desperately trying to convince the scarily handsome special agent assigned to solve the case that she can help him catch the killer.

Amber’s soon battling something far more dangerous than she could ever have imagined – and it has nothing to do with the equally scary chemistry fizzing between her and special agent Charlie.

Is it Amber’s wish for more excitement in her life which has landed her in big trouble – or is her fate written in the stars?

Dollycas’s Thoughts

Amber Reed is still good friends with her ex. When his brother is found dead he calls for a celebrity murder investigation and asks Amber to help the investigator assigned to the case. The investigator is not happy but knows she is going to follow him no matter where he goes so he concedes to letting her tag along. Amber doesn’t know why but she is very attracted to this investigator and the more time they spend together the closer they get. As their romance heats us so does the danger. Is a life for them together “in the stars”? Will they survive this investigation and catch the killer?

If you like your mysteries balanced by romance and humor this is the perfect story for you.

Zanna Mackenzie has created some truly delightful characters in Amber and Charlie. Each a little wary of each other at first, their attraction progresses pretty rapidly. Amber is strong and independent and feels she doesn’t need a man to protect her. That gets her into some dicey situations. Charlie takes his job very seriously and finds himself not only trying to solve his case but keep Amber out of trouble too. Their relationship had me shaking my head, laughing out loud and scared for them, sometimes all on the same page.

The story has some nice twists making the story very exciting.  Some of the people involved hold things back to save themselves and without all the details the danger escalates. Turns out we are dealing with much more than murder.

I was very entertained by this story. The mystery was very well written, the characters are very engaging (their romance is G-rated) and there are several hilarious moments. I look forward to reading more books in this series.

Dollycas
Your Escape With A Good Book Travel Agent

Twenty Quick Questions with Zanna Mackenzie

Favorite Color – Purple, well a lilac/ pink kind of purple!

Favorite Candy – I don’t have much of a sweet tooth and tend to prefer savory items such as crisps (chips) rather than candy but I do have a weakness for things like Nutella – we rarely buy it as I would end up eating the whole jar in a day or two!

Favorite Snack – Cheese! I have a digestive complaint which means I have to limit cheese on a rotation diet basis as I cannot digest proteins easily. In theory I’m only supposed to eat cheese twice a week with a three day gap between each serving but I confess it doesn’t always happen that way…

Favorite Soft Drink – I’ve never been a huge fan of fizzy drinks but I love Fentiman’s old fashioned ginger beer and also pure apple juice.

Favorite Hard Drink – I don’t drink alcohol because I’ve never much liked the taste of wines or spirits, even when I was younger.

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor – Coconut or good old proper vanilla.

Favorite Movie – Oooh, that’s a tough one. I have so many! I love movies, mostly romantic comedies. If pushed I could maybe narrow it down to three – am I allowed to do that or is it a bit of cheat? Okay, here’s my three – Walking On Sunshine (I adore music and dance films) / Leap Year (stunning scenery and I’m a fan of Amy Adams) and Serendipity (a lovely escapist movie with some great music).

Favorite TV Show – Ooh, another tough one! I’m prone to swapping and changing on this depending on mood/time of year/ what’s on the TV. At the moment it is Chesapeake Shores on Netflix. We have a bookshelf full of DVDs from series we have watched in the past and loved and we choose a series to watch right from start to finish. We have things like the fabulous Brothers & Sisters (we’re working our way through this at the moment and are on series 3 of 5). We recently finished Pan Am (only one series made of this wonderful programme for some reason) and are planning on moving on to Hart Of Dixie next. I enjoy sitcoms too, especially Last Man Standing.

Favorite Book – Oh no, these questions are getting harder! As with TV stuff, I have favorite’s in different genres as I read across romance, chick lit, cozy mystery, chick lit mystery, cozy paranormal mystery and romantic suspense. My favorite genre is romantic comedy mystery (which is the genre I also write in) and I enjoy books by people like Camilla Chafer, Gemma Halliday and Stephanie Bond but if I can really only choose one then it would probably be Martina Reilley’s Even Better Than The Real Thing. It’s set in Ireland and Florida and tells the story of a woman who gets unknowingly caught up in art fraud. It’s a romantic comedy mystery.

Favorite Fictional Character – probably Sophie from Kate Johnson’s Sophie Green Mysteries. She has many flaws but is funny and feisty and great fun to read about.

Favorite Super Hero – Not sure I have one! Maybe The Flash from the TV series of the same name. Reason? He seems more ‘real’ than the others to me.

Favorite Singer/Group/Band – Sorry, I don’t have one particular favorite. I enjoy music of lots of types from lots of artists – such as Olly Murs (for upbeat dance numbers), Coldplay (for emotional numbers) and classical for relaxation.

 

Favorite Carnival Ride – I get motion sickness so avoid them all!

Favorite Spring Activity – Planting vegetables in the tiny veg plot in our garden; venturing outside with a coat, hat and gloves to walk the dogs, and enjoying a cup of tea and a spot of reading on the bench in the garden.

Favorite Summer Activity – Picking the aforementioned fruit and veg in the garden once it’s ready.

Favorite Fall Activity – Heading to the woodlands to enjoy the amazing leaf colours.

Favorite Winter Activity – Lighting some candles and cuddling up on the sofa with the family underneath some throws to watch something  blissfully escapist on the TV.

Favorite Place to Read – In bed, last thing at night, it’s my switch off and relax time.

Favorite Place to Write – In the garden with a notebook and pen.

Dream Vacation Destination – A deserted beach in the UK in winter, doesn’t matter where, though favorite spots are in Lincolnshire, Anglesey and south west Scotland. It will be freezing cold but wonderfully bracing. Follow a few hours of walking with a supper of cheese, biscuits and crisps (chips) in front of a real fire and relaxing. Wonderful…

About the Author

I live in the UK (Derbyshire/ Leicestershire border) with my husband, 5 dogs, a vegetable patch that’s home to far too many weeds and an ever expanding library of books waiting to be read

Being a freelance writer and editor of business publications is my ‘day job’ but, at every opportunity, I can be found scribbling down notes on scenes for whatever novel I’m working on. I love it when the characters in my novels take on minds of their own and start deviating from the original plot.

I enjoy walking the dogs, gardening and reading.

Author Links –  Webpage – Blog – Facebook –  Twitter  GoodReads

Praise for In The Stars (Amber Reed Mystery)
by Zanna Mackenzie

Danger and romance heat up the pages of this intriguing mystery.
~Laura’s Interests

Amber is a great heroine. She is very loyal to her friends, as evidenced by her undertaking to help out in the investigation into the murder of her college-boyfriend-turned-movie-heartthrob (Ennis’s) brother (Joel), even though it initially is out of her comfort zone and eventually downright dangerous!
~Back Porchervations

Purchase Links
Amazon

In The Stars is part of the fun, romantic Amber Reed Mystery series:

* In The Stars (book 1)
* On Trial ( book 1.5)
* Precious (book 2)
* Forever Mine (book 3)
* Past Perfect (book 4)
* Stop The Beat (book 5)
* Paradise Lost (book 6)

 Right now you can get On Trial (book 1.5) for free.
Just go to Zanna’s Webpage here to get your copy!

TOUR PARTICIPANTS

September 21 – Carole’s Book Corner – GUEST POST
September 21 – Babs Book Bistro – SPOTLIGHT
September 22 – Laura’s Interests – REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST
September 23 – Books,Dreams,Life – SPOTLIGHT  
September 24 – The Montana Bookaholic – GUEST POST, SPOTLIGHT
September 25 – Back Porchervations – REVIEW
September 26 – Valerie’s Musings – SPOTLIGHT
September 27 – Socrates’ Book Reviews  – SPOTLIGHT
September 28 – StoreyBook Reviews – CHARACTER GUEST POST
September 29 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – REVIEW, INTERVIEW
September 30 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too! – SPOTLIGHT
October 1 – Readeropolis – SPOTLIGHT
October 2 – That’s What She’s Reading – REVIEW
October 3 – A Blue Million Books – CHARACTER INTERVIEW
October 3 – The Pulp and Mystery Shelf – INTERVIEW
October 4 – Jane Reads – REVIEW, GUEST POST

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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.”

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#Spotlight / #Giveaway – Gone with the Wings (Meera Patel Cozy Mystery Series) by Leena Clover – Great Escapes Book Tour

Gone with the Wings (Meera Patel Cozy Mystery Series)
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Self Published
Publication Date: June 3, 2017
Paperback: 269 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1521448984
E-Book ASIN: B071WHNM6K

Author Leena Clover announces a brand new cozy mystery series set in a small Oklahoma college town. Mystery readers will enjoy this culinary cozy murder mystery featuring plenty of yummy recipes like Masala Fried Chicken and Shish Kabob Blue Plate Special.

Meera Patel is back home with the family after she dropped out of graduate school. Now she shelves books for a living and rustles up fusion recipes at Sylvie’s Cafe & Diner. Everything is fine until her old nemesis Prudence Walker floats up in the local pond. Meera is accused of murder! Well, she did publicly declare Prudence would drop dead.

Meera cries foul and screams police harassment. But she has no defense when she is accused of a second crime. Flanked by pals Tony and Becky, Meera puts in the leg work, trying to solve clues and discard red herrings.

Fall in Oklahoma has never been more exciting.

Cozy mystery fans will love this new mystery series featuring an Asian American amateur sleuth. There is a full cast of characters with a professor father, young sibling, old grandparents, loyal friends and a candid glimpse into South Asian culture.

Praise for Gone with the Wings (Meera Patel Cozy Mystery Series)
by Leena Clover

If you could smell the story inside books, you would be able to smell “Gone with the Wings” from across the bookstore when you walked in. And it would make you very hungry! Meera’s family dynamics are centered in the kitchen, and the author does a fantastic job of setting a plate for the reader and making them one of the group.
~Student of Opinions

Meera Patell and her pals are entertaining and provide the reader with a look into a loving and close knit family…Gone With The Wings was a fun introduction to a new series.
~My Reading Journeys

This book had some good twists and turns…and it has a great story line.
~Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting

About The Author

Leena Clover is the author of the brand new Meera Patel Cozy Mystery Series, starring a 20 something Desi girl as the protagonist. The series is set in a small Oklahoma college town Meera calls home.

Leena Clover offers plenty of clues for her readers so that they can solve the mystery as they read along. Readers can expect a unique look into Indian/ South Asian culture and plenty of yummy recipes.

Author Links

Twitter Facebook  Goodreads

Purchase Link:

Amazon

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TOUR PARTICIPANTS

September 18 – Student of Opinions – REVIEW
September 19 – Christa Reads and Writes – REVIEW
September 19 – Readsalot – GUEST POST
September 20 – My Reading Journeys – REVIEW, CHARACTER INTERVIEW
September 20 – The Pulp and Mystery Shelf – INTERVIEW
September 21 – Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting – REVIEW
September 21 – Readeropolis – SPOTLIGHT  
September 22 – Cozy Up With Kathy – INTERVIEW
September 22 – Mystery Thrillers and Romantic Suspense Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
September 23 – Reading Is My SuperPower – REVIEW
September 23 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – SPOTLIGHT
September 24 – Island Confidential – CHARACTER INTERVIEW
September 25 – Book Babble – REVIEW
September 25 – StoreyBook Reviews – REVIEW
September 26 – Laura’s Interests – SPOTLIGHT
September 26 – Brooke Blogs – GUEST POST
September 27 – Texas Book-aholic – REVIEW
September 27 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, &, Sissy, Too! – SPOTLIGHT

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New Release Tuesday – September 18 – 20, 2017

Welcome to New Release Tuesday
September 18 – 20, 2017

These books are available this week!

Vangie Vale and the Corpseless Custard (The Matchbaker Mysteries Book 2)

Ax To Grind (A Kenni Lowry Mystery Book 3)

Whispers of Warning (A Change of Fortune Mystery)

Pampered to Death (A Maternal Instincts Mystery Book 5)

Want to see all the mysteries – cozy to thriller
released in September.
Just click here.

Can’t afford to buy or pre-order all the books you want to at this time.
Bookmark this page in your browser so you can reference it at any time.
Be sure to share your wish lists with your local librarians too!

HAPPY READING EVERYONE!!

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My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #38 2017 – Jersey

Welcome to My Reading Itinerary Monday!

Where are your books taking you this week?

I am heading to New Jersey and back to Louisiana 

Here’s what I read and what
I have planned for this week.

Escapes Completed


Mai Tai One On (The Tiki Goddess Mystery)
Release Date – July 1, 2011
Setting – Hawaii
My Review


A Tale of Two Kitties (Magical Cats)
Release Date – September 5, 2017
Setting – Maine
Review will post tomorrow!


Cat Got Your Secrets: A Kitty Couture Mystery
Release Date – September 12, 2017
Setting – Louisiana
The Great Escapes Tour stops her this week for Cozy Wednesday!


The Murder of a Queen Bee (A Henny Penny Farmette Mystery)
Release Date – September 27, 2016
Setting – California
My Flashback Friday Read for this week and
the book that completes my Alphabet Soup Challenge.

Pending Escapes

I can’t remember the last time I did this, but I didn’t download my copy of this book before it was archived on NetGalley.
I will definitely be purchasing it and reviewing in the future.

Body on Baker Street: A Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery
Release Date – September 12, 2017
Setting – Massachusetts
The Great Escapes Tour stops here next Thursday!

Scheduled Escapes


Don’t Let Go
Release Date – September 26, 2017
Setting – New Jersey
For Review


The Persian Always Meows Twice (A Cat Groomer Mystery)
Release Date September 26, 2017
Setting – Picturesque town of Chadwick
Eileen will be my guest for Cozy Wednesday next week!


A Cajun Christmas Killing: A Cajun Country Mystery
Release Date – October 10, 2017
Setting – Louisiana
The Great Escapes Tour stops here next Thursday!


In The Stars: A Humorous Romantic Mystery (Amber Reed Mystery)
Release Date – December 11, 2014
Setting – ??
My Flashback Friday Read and the Great Escapes Tours stops her next Friday!

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Happy Reading!!
Dollycas
Your Escape With A Good Book Travel Agent
Posted in New Release Tuesday

New Release Tuesday – September 1 – 8, 2017

Welcome to New Release Tuesday
September 1 – 8, 2017

These books are available this week!

Cozy Mysteries

Deadly Brew (Dewberry Farm Mysteries)

A Deadly Fundraiser (Talk Radio Mysteries)

A Tale of Two Kitties (Magical Cats)

A Conspiracy in Belgravia (The Lady Sherlock Series)

Death Distilled: A Whisky Business Mystery

Dead in the Water (Welcome Back to Scumble River Book 1)

Ganache and Fondant and Murder (The Fiona Fleming Cozy Mysteries)

Pudding Up With Murder (An Undercover Dish Mystery)

The Haunting (Seacliff High Book 7)

Trouble Is Brewing: A Bakeshop Mini-Mystery (A Sloan Krause Mystery)

A Christmas Peril (A Theater Cop Mystery)

The Broken Teacup: A Companion Story of the Victoria Square Mysteries

Murder, She Wrote: Hook, Line, and Murder
Mass Market Paperback Edition


Winter’s Child (A Wind River Mystery)

Mass Market Paperback Edition

Suspense Thrillers

Protocol (A Maggie O’Malley Mystery Book 1)

Highland Peril (A Malice Novel)


That Last Weekend: A Novel of Suspense

House. Tree. Person.: A Novel of Suspense

Want to see all the mysteries – cozy to thriller
released in September.
Just click here.

Can’t afford to buy or pre-order all the books you want to at this time.
Bookmark this page in your browser so you can reference it at any time.
Be sure to share your wish lists with your local librarians too!

HAPPY READING EVERYONE!!

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Murder She Floats By Rachael Stapleton – Book Blast – Great Escapes Book Tours

Murder She Floats
By Rachael Stapleton

August 28, 29, 30, 2017

Release Date – August 29, 2017


Murder, She Floats (A Penning Trouble Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
New Series
Self Published
Publication Date: August 29, 2017
Print Length: 126 pages
ASIN: B074B4J7SJ

It’s the end of the summer and Journalist Penelope Trubble has returned home to help her father with the Private Eye business. With a contest prize of ten thousand dollars on the line, the town is full of summer vacationers on the hunt for the rare 1913 Liberty Head nickel that was lost to Bohemian Lake over fifty years ago. With the help of spitfire local, Eve Berns and Cody Lumos, the town’s handsome new detective, amateur sleuth Lucky Penny takes the bait and goes diving for the story behind the legend of the million dollar coin. Unfortunately, her dive turns up more bodies than missing treasure. The deeper she digs, the more secrets she finds hidden in the sand, but will she be buried along with them?

About The Author

Rachael Stapleton lives in a Second Empire Victorian home with her husband and two children in Ontario, Canada and enjoys writing in the comforts of aged wood and arched dormers.

Author Links

Webpage       Blog       Facebook 

@RaquelleJaxson     Amazon     GoodReads  

Purchase Link

Amazon

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TOUR PARTICIPANTS

August 28

Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

Mythical Books – SPOTLIGHT

Cozy Up With Kathy – SPOTLIGHT

Books,Dreams,Life – SPOTLIGHT

Varietats – REVIEW

August 29

Readeropolis – SPOTLIGHT

Back Porchervations – REVIEW

Queen of All She Reads – SPOTLIGHT

Island Confidential – SPOTLIGHT

Laura’s interests – REVIEW

Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – SPOTLIGHT

August 30

Cassidy’s Bookshelves – SPOTLIGHT

StoreyBook Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

Jane Reads – REVIEW

Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT

The Montana Bookaholic – REVIEW

 

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#Review / #Giveaway – Murder at Sea of Passenger X by Anna Celeste Burke


Murder at Sea of Passenger X
(Georgie Shaw Cozy Mystery Series)

Cozy Mystery
5th in Series
Setting – Society Islands of French Polynesia
Self Published (March 28, 2017)
Paperback: 336 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1543005646
Kindle ASIN: B01MYH77FW

 

 

Welcome aboard! Georgie Shaw and her handsome new husband, Detective Jack Wheeler, are living it up on Marvelous Marley World’s luxurious cruise ship when trouble strikes. “The screaming came in bursts followed by shouts of man overboard, just like in a movie.”

Who is passenger X? Did he fall or was he pushed? Does it have anything to do with the rash of jewelry thefts or the murdered man found near the spot where Passenger X went overboard?

With a killer on the loose, Georgie and Jack are soon enlisted to help solve the case. It’s a non-stop scramble to unravel the mystery before Georgie’s eccentric boss, “Mad” Max Marley, arrives in Tahiti demanding answers. That won’t be easy since Passenger X isn’t the only one with a dubious identity as the list of suspects grows. That list includes Georgie’s old friend Chef Gerard and his striking blond, blue-eyed Sous Chef, Paolo. Masters of five-star cuisine and wizards with chocolate, are they cooking up more than sumptuous feasts and banquets of desserts? How about the guy in the Perroquet suit or “Monster Marston,” a standout in the fitness center?

It’s all hands on deck to figure out whodunit. Even Georgie’s cats get involved in the action on board this cruise that comes with a boatload of mystery!

RECIPES INCLUDED!

Dollycas’s Thoughts

Newlyweds Georgie Shaw and Detective Jack Wheeler have set sail on the high seas thanks to Georgie’s boss, “Mad” Max Marley. Time to relax and enjoy themselves until they hear someone scream “Man Overboard”. When they arrive on the deck they are told someone was now lost under the water but also find a dead body and learn of some jewelry that has been stolen from some passengers.  Within minutes Jack is asked to assist the ship’s security and of course Jack and Georgie are a package deal. Hopefully they can solve the case in time to enjoy a little bit of their honeymoon.

What an entertaining read!

Anne Celeste Burke writes with such detail I felt like I was right aboard the cruise ship. I have never been on a cruise but it is on my bucket list. This virtual cruise was a lot of fun. Jack, Georgie and their two cats have a plush suite with some incredible features. We follow them around the ship to the bars and restaurants and even to the infirmary and the brig. One night the chefs hosted a huge dessert party. I want to climb right into the pages myself. Even murders wouldn’t keep me away from that much chocolate 🙂

The story is very clever as the suspects are limited to those aboard who had access to certain parts of the ship. There is a twist that takes the suspect list to another level too so while there are about a 1000 passengers certain information is obtained to cut that number down drastically. I enjoyed how Georgie and Jack work together. Smart, insightful, trusting each other thoughts and theories. They also have their funny sides too. They are two people who are very comfortable together and like me share a love for old movies.

This is the first book I read in this series. I have wanted to read this author for a long time and I needed a book with an “X” in the title for my Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge so I hopped on this ship headed for Tahiti. I had no trouble at all jumping in at book #5 but now want to go back and get to know Georgie and Jack from the beginning. I also want to learn more about “Mad” Max Marley and his Marvelous Marley World.

This was an absolutely perfect escape!

Dollycas
Your Escape With A Good Book Travel Agent

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My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #30 2017 – Cruisin’

Welcome to My Reading Itinerary Monday!

Where are your books taking you this week?

I ended last week cruisin’ and my reading this week takes me to California and Nevada. 

Here’s what I read and what
I have planned for this week.

Escapes Completed


Vangie Vale and the Murdered Macaron (The Matchbaker Mysteries)
Release Date – July 21, 2017
Setting – Montana
The Great Escapes Tour stops here tomorrow!

Chime and Punishment (A Clock Shop Mystery)
Release Date – August 1, 2017
Setting – Massachsetts
Julianne Holmes will be my guest for Cozy Wednesday this week!


A Game of Deceit
Release Date – August 1, 2017
Setting – California
The Great Escapes Tour stops here this Thursday!

Murder at Sea of Passenger X Georgie Shaw Cozy Mystery
Release Date March 31, 2017
Setting – Society Islands of French Polynesia
My “X” read for the Alphabet Soup Challenge

Scheduled Escapes

A Flashback Friday Book


The Driver: A Novel
Release Date – August 8, 2017
Setting – California
For Review


Dressed to Confess (A Costume Shop Mystery)
Release Date – August 1, 2017
Setting – Nevada
For Review

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New Release Tuesday – August 2017 – Week 1

Welcome to New Release Tuesday – August Week 1

All these books are available today except Third Strike which will be released on Friday!

A Tangled Yarn (A Yarn Retreat Mystery)

Cat About Town: A Cat Cafe Mystery

Chime and Punishment (A Clock Shop Mystery)

Dressed to Confess (A Costume Shop Mystery)

On Her Majesty’s Frightfully Secret Service (A Royal Spyness Mystery)

Gone Gull: A Meg Langslow Mystery

Third Strike (A Writers Retreat Southern Seashore Mystery)
 – August 4

A Game of Deceit

Shadow Girl (An Afton Tangler Thriller)

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released in August.
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