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Review – Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben

While by favorite genre is Cozy Mysteries I do also like a good suspense thriller. Harlan Coben is my all time favorite thriller author. When he has a new book come out the world just stops and I escape deep inside the story. I was blessed to receive an advance copy for review. I am thrilled to tell you all about it so you can grab it on March 22 when it is released.

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Fool Me Once
Suspense/Thriller
Setting – New Jersey

Dutton (March 22, 2016)
An Imprint of Penguin Random House LLC
Hardcover: 400 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0525955092
E-Book ASIN: B0141ZP33S
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Former special ops pilot Maya, home from the war, sees an unthinkable image captured by her nanny cam while she is at work: her two-year-old daughter playing with Maya’s husband, Joe—who had been brutally murdered two weeks earlier. The provocative question at the heart of the mystery: Can you believe everything you see with your own eyes, even when you desperately want to? To find the answer, Maya must finally come to terms with deep secrets and deceit in her own past before she can face the unbelievable truth about her husband—and herself.

Dollycas’s Thoughts

I have a new FAVORITE COBEN!! Fool Me Once has edged out Caught. This story is absolutely brilliant!!

Maya flew helicopters overseas in Iraq but she has left the military after a mission goes way wrong. Home with her husband Joe and her daughter Lily, she is suffering from the mental effects of war and dealing with her sister’s death a few months before.  She tries to get on with her life but her troubles continue as her husband is viciously murdered. Two weeks later she returns home to find the nanny camera has images of 2 year old Lily playing with her dad. Is he alive? Who did they bury? Why is there so much death around her? Maya starts on a journey to find the truth and what happens with amaze you.

Maya is a very engaging character. She is a super strong woman fighting her demons. Joe and his family have secrets upon secrets and I just can’t tell you more.

Twisted, woven together, plot lines cross and untangle just to mix all together again. Coben is a genius, the story is masterfully written. The reader is drawn into the story and the tension and suspense builds and builds until you get whiplash from the final spin that will leave you breathless. Fool Me Once, Mr. Coben is full tricks. He got me. He got me good! And I positively LOVED IT! This is his best book yet!

New to this author, this is a fantastic one to start with!  Already a fan, get this book as soon as you can!

paradise 2016

Dollycas
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Review/ #Giveaway – BURNING HEAT By David Burnsworth Great Escapes Book Tour

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BURNING HEAT
By David Burnsworth

The villains are bad, the heroes are human, and this book is a keeper!
~Back Porchervations

A quick moving story that is hard to put down. I really liked this storyline and the characters are believable.
~3 Partners in Shopping; Nana, Mommy, &; Sissy too!

This is definitely a series I would recommend. David Burnsworth is a fantastic storyteller and I can’t wait for the next one.
~Tea and A Book

What charms me with both of these books is Brack’s affection for his dog, Shelby. When things get dicey, he has one person he trusts to take care of the dog. And he always finds time to spend with him until it’s safe to bring him home again. Friends say Shelby is his chick magnet. I can see that.
~fuonlyknew

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Burning Heat
Suspense/Thriller
Setting – South Caarolina
Publisher: Five Star Publishing (January 20, 2016)
Hardcover: 286 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1432831110
E-Book ASIN: B01ATYI6XO
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As darkness blankets the holy city of Charleston, South Carolina, Brack Pelton, an Afghanistan War veteran, steps out of a rundown bar after a long night. Before he gets to his truck, he finds himself in the middle of a domestic dispute between a man and a woman on the sidewalk. When a little girl joins the couple and gets hit by the man, Brack intervenes and takes him down. But the abuser isn’t finished. He pulls a gun and shoots the woman. Brack saves the little girl, but his world has just been rocked. Again.

The next day, while sitting on a barstool in the Pirate’s Cove on the Isle of Palms, his own bar, Brack scans the local paper. The news headline reads: Burned Body of Unidentified Hispanic Man Found at Construction Site. Nothing about a dead woman in the poor section of town. Brack feels a tap on his shoulder and turns around to see an eight-year-old girl standing behind him. She’s the little girl he rescued the night before, and she wants him to look into her sister’s shooting.

Violence and danger make up Brack’s not-too-distant past. Part of him craves it–needs it. And that part has just been fed. Things are about to heat up again in the lowcountry. May God have mercy on the souls who get in the way.

Dollycas’s Thoughts
This is a book I have been waiting impatiently for since I finished the author’s first book Southern Heat back in May of last year. Burnsworth set the bar high with that one and the good news is he matched it with this one.

Brack Pelton is a former race car driver and an Afghanistan War veteran who has had a life full of drama, he lost his wife to cancer and anger was taking over so he enlisted with a death wish. He made it back but is emotionally and physically scarred by the experience. He is back just in time to witness his uncle’s death and as his only heir inherits a rundown bar called the Pirate’s Cove. He tracks his uncle’s killer in the first book.

This time the story opens as he sees a man hitting a woman and a little girl watching on and when he intervenes the woman is shot. Brack takes off with the little girl while bullets are flying. When the police arrive on the scene the woman’s body is missing. Brack and all the other characters we met in Southern Heat are again brought together to find the woman or her body and catch the man who shot her.

I learned from the first book, which was amazingly David Bursworth’s first published mystery novel, that when you start reading you are not going to stop reading until you finish it. So I planned accordingly and that is just what happened. The action starts on page 1 and takes us to some dark places, some creepy places and some scary places. The story continues at a very fast pace as Brack investigates and continues to put himself in and others in dangerous situations. He is also on edge because someone is sabotaging his business, a break in and liquor license issues are just the tip of the iceberg.  I should also mention he is quite a “player” with at least 3 women vying for his attention.

The story is full of flawed characters trying to do the right things. It also has a crazy group of villains. And a wonderful 50 pound mixed breed dog named Shelby. All the characters are so well written. Easy to imagine and see clearly. Easy to root for or hate.

Burning Heat has a tight plot that is thrilling and suspenseful and so much fun to read. Brack Pelton is definitely one of the good guys and I loved taking this edge of our seat journey with him. I hope he invites us along again soon.

perfect 2016

Dollycas
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About This Author

David Burnsworth became fascinated with the Deep South at a young age. After a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tennessee and fifteen years in the corporate world, he made the decision to write a novel. Southern Heat is his first mystery. Having lived in Charleston on Sullivan’s Island for five years, the setting was a foregone conclusion. He and his wife along with their dog call South Carolina home.

 
 
 
 
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Spotlight – City of Gold by Carolyn Arnold – Great Escapes Book Tour

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City of Gold
by Carolyn Arnold

What you get is a near-perfect mix…heart-pounding escapades and near-misses, balanced by moments of – if not levity, at least a temporary release of the pressure cooker.
~Back Porchervations

 It’s fast paced, at times even edge of your seat and held my attention through out the entire story.
~Tea and A Book

CITY OF GOLD
City of Gold
(Matthew Connor Adventure Series Book 1)

Suspense/Adventure
Hardcover: 314 pages
Publisher: Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc (November 27, 2015)
ISBN-13: 978-1988064666
ASIN: B016LLDQIY
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Synopsis

Action-adventure books for the mystery lover. In this series, modern-day archaeologist and adventurer Matthew Connor travels the globe with his two closest friends to unearth treasure and discover legends the world has all but forgotten. Indiana Jones meets the twenty-first century.

Finding the Inca’s lost City of Gold would be the discovery of a lifetime. But failing could mean her death…

Archaeologist Matthew Connor and his friends Cal and Robyn are finally home after a dangerous retrieval expedition in India. While they succeeded in obtaining the priceless Pandu artifact they sought, it almost cost them their lives. Still, Matthew is ready for the next adventure. Yet when new intel surfaces indicating the possible location of the legendary City of Gold, Matthew is hesitant to embark on the quest.

Not only is the evidence questionable but it means looking for the lost city of Paititi far away from where other explorers have concentrated their efforts. As appealing as making the discovery would be, it’s just too risky. But when Cal’s girlfriend, Sophie, is abducted by Matthew’s old nemesis who is dead-set on acquiring the Pandu statue, Matthew may be forced into action. Saving Sophie’s life means either breaking into the Royal Ontario Museum to steal the relic or offering up something no one in his or her right mind can refuse–the City of Gold.

Now Matthew and his two closest friends have to find a city and a treasure that have been lost for centuries. And they only have seven days to do it. As they race against the clock, they quickly discover that the streets they seek aren’t actually paved with gold, but with blood.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

CAROLYN ARNOLD is the international best-selling and award-winning author of the Madison Knight, Brandon Fisher, and McKinley Mystery series. She is the only author with POLICE PROCEDURALS RESPECTED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT.™

Carolyn was born in a small town, but that doesn’t keep her from dreaming big. And on par with her large dreams is her overactive imagination that conjures up killers and cases to solve. She currently lives in a city near Toronto with her husband and two beagles, Max and Chelsea. She is also a member of Crime Writers of Canada.

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New Release Tuesday – February 2016

NEW RELEASE TUESDAY 2014

Welcome to New Release Tuesday!

January went by so fast,
I can’t believe it is February already!

I am so excited about all the new books!

These wonderful books are available today
wherever fine books are sold.
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For Cheddar or Worse: A Cheese Shop Mystery
We had a bit of a head start. 
Avery was here last week for Cozy Wednesday!
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A Turn for the Bad: A County Cork Mystery
Sheila will be here for Cozy Wednesday tomorrow!
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The Flood Girls
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A Disguise to Die For: A Costume Shop Mystery
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Another month of awesome reading ahead!
HAPPY READING EVERYONE!!

 

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Review – Death of a Brooklyn Landlord by Susan Russo Anderson – Great Escapes Book Tour

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Death of a Brooklyn Landlord
by Susan Russo Anderson

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Death of a Brooklyn Landlord:
A Lorraine McDuffy Mystery

Suspense – Woman Sleuths
Setting – New York
Self Published
Publication Date: December 23, 2015
Print Length: 319 pages
ASIN: B017KORLJG

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A Mystery, A Kidnapping, A Missing Mom … The First Book in a NEW Spinoff Series!

Synopsis

When newly widowed Lorraine McDuffy gets a call in the middle of the night, it’s not the ghost of her dead husband on the line, but the trembling voice of an old flame, Frank Rizzo, a local butcher. He’s found the battered body of rent-gouging Brooklyn landlord Viktor Charnov. Felled by blunt trauma to the back of his head, the victim lies in the fetal position in the back of Frank’s shop, a pork chop clenched between his teeth. The distraught butcher asks Lorraine to investigate.

As the story moves through the entangled web left behind by the landlord’s evil dealings, Lorraine searches for Viktor’s estranged wife as well as a missing teen with ties to the landlord, believed to have jumped in despair from the Brooklyn Bridge two months earlier. Along the way, Lorraine spars with Detective First Grade Jane Templeton and cares for the victim’s ten-year-old son, baseball-loving Joey Charnov, while she searches for his mother. And despite her guilt, Lorraine and Frank deepen their relationship in fits and starts.

If you’re a fan of Fina Fitzgibbons and her crew, you’ll recognize the main characters in this new series—Lorraine McDuffy, Fina’s mother-in-law and protagonist in charge of the Fina Fitzgibbons Detective Agency while Fina and Denny are on their honeymoon; detectives Jane Templeton and Willoughby, her partner Minnie, admin assistant at Lucy’s and now taking on a greater role in the agency; Cookie and her husband, Clancy; and a newcomer, Fina’s estranged father, Paddy Fitzgibbons, who creates his own boozy havoc as he tangles with Lorraine and Cookie.

Dollycas’s Thouughts

Fina and Denny are on their honeymoon so Lorraine takes over the business until they get back. Her first case hits close to home when she gets a call Frank Rizzo, a local butcher and an old flame. He has a dead body in his shop and it happens to be his landlord who just doubled his rent. Lorraine rushes to his side to check things out for herself, and then she calls him a lawyer, and then she calls detective Jane Templeton. Fina’s detective agency begins to work side by side with the police due to a shortage of man hours. They find this case may also tie in to a case of a missing teenager.

I am just amazed at how many stories contain a thread about suicide. Since my son took his life last March it seems to pop up in so many of the stories I read. Maybe it was there before but I am hypersensitive to it now. In this story it was minor enough not to make me put the book down and walk away but it still gave me pause.

I like Lorraine, she is moving on with her life after her husband’s passing and throws herself into this investigation. She stands up to the power that be and is able to care for the victims 10 year old son while she tries to find his mother. The case takes her in many directions but she is able to stay focused. Fina’s father plays a major role in the story and for me the jury is still out on him. I am not sure if his intentions are true and he still has a lot to work out to get his life on track. Like in the main series the police detectives drive me crazy.  The relationship between Lorraine and Frank surprised me as things heat up pretty quickly.

I am not sure if a story like this could take place in real life. The police are basically led around by the nose by the private investigators, but it sure does make for some entertaining reading. I am also concerned about the overlap in characters from the main series and this spin off. It will be interesting to see how this set of stories moves forward.

The story can read as a stand alone but reading the original stories will help you keep track of the vast number of characters.

enjoyable 2016

Dollycas
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About The Author

Susan Russo Anderson is a writer, a mother, a member of Sisters in Crime, a graduate of Marquette University. She’s taught language arts and creative writing, worked for a publisher, an airline, an opera company. Like Faulkner’s Dilsey, she’s seen the best and the worst, the first and the last. Through it all, and to understand it somewhat, she writes. Too Quiet in Brooklyn, the first book in the Fina Fitzgibbons Brooklyn mystery series, published December 2013. The second book in the series, Missing Brandy, about a missing teen, published September 2014, and Whiskey’s Gone, about the abduction of a single mom, completes a trilogy.  Fina’s fourth book, THE BROOKLYN DROP, published August 2015.

 

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Special Guest – Jane Jensen – Author of Kingdom Come – #Giveaway too!

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Today I am so excited to welcome Jane Jensen to Escape With Dollycas! 

JANE JENSEN

HOME AGAIN: BACK TO LANCASTER COUNTY

By Jane Jensen

 

My new release, “Kingdom Come”, is a murder mystery set in the Amish community in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Detective Elizabeth Harris is the protagonist and, in many ways, her story is my story.

In the book, Elizabeth grew up in Quarryville Pennsylvania, a small town in Lancaster County. As a teen, she wanted desperately to leave her small town life, and she succeeded. She went to college in New York City and stayed there. She became a New York cop, got her Criminal Justice degree, and finally ended up a detective. But that’s all before the novel begins. At the start of “Kingdom Come”, Elizabeth is a new transplant back to Lancaster County. Like me.

I grew up in small town Pennsylvania and moved to California for my first job right out of college. I lived on the West Coast for the next twenty-odd years, both in California and Seattle. In 2010 my husband and I bought a farm in Lancaster County and moved back. My feelings about this place, and the transition home, form the bedrock of “Kingdom Come”.

Can you go home again? And is the simple life of the past really as idyllic as you imagine?

kingdom comeThese are some of the themes of the book. Elizabeth is burnt out as a New York cop, sick of the violence, and suffering from PTSD. She also had a horrendous personal loss when her husband was murdered in a random shooting. She dreams that by moving back to Lancaster County, she will find a place without the senseless violence of the city, a place where she can remember the good in the world, in people. She craves peace and quiet. But as a new detective for the Lancaster Bureau of Police, she’s about to encounter one of the most disturbing cases of her career—and learn that there can be snakes in the grass even in paradise.

My own experience of moving back to Lancaster County has been equally fraught with good and bad (though not as dramatically or fatally as Elizabeth’s). This is a place where my childhood memories walk out of my head and into real life. For example, I remember my mother and aunts wearing silky polyester dresses, often in floral patterns, and having short permed hair. This is not something you’d ever see on the West Coast, but here at the local farmer’s markets, you will see older women still in that same mode—and that’s not even the Amish women. The Amish and Mennonites are heavily populated in this area and they harken back even further, to the 1800’s. I carry my smart phone and check my messages next to a lady in a bonnet selling homemade canned peaches. Time seems to have stopped here, and, honestly, I love that. It’s like being a time traveler in a way.

I have always been drawn to old things—old barns, antique furniture, old cobblestone roads. One of my favorite places to travel is the British countryside, where you can still walk through sheep herds on the hills and sit in a stone-walled pub that’s three hundred years old. This part of me adores Lancaster County, where I ride over covered bridges and see men plowing fields with horses on the bike ride loop I take from my own home. Hell, parts of the farmhouse we live in dates from 1732.

But. But. The past has its own problems, doesn’t it? Dark secrets can lurk there, as Elizabeth finds out.  For myself, I’ve had to make peace with the fact that most of my neighbors have religious and political beliefs far more conservative than my own, that women’s rights and animal rights are in rather prehistoric states in many places here, and that I can face more dismissal and sexism as a female than I ever did on the West Coast.

There are many little incidents and encounters that we’ve experienced since returning that have ended up in “Kingdom Come”. And the descriptions of the barns, fields, farmhouses, and streams in the story are based on our farm too. Will Elizabeth come to regret her decision to return, or will the good out-weigh the bad in the end?

I’ll give you a hint: We have no plans to move.

I’ve included some photos from our own Lancaster odyssey.

The old bank barn on our farm, the interior of which provides the setting for several key scenes in the book.
The old bank barn on our farm, the interior of which provides the setting for several key scenes in the book.
Our fieldstone farmhouse, which dates from 1732.
Our fieldstone farmhouse, which dates from 1732.

 

The author (Jane Jensen) helping to install a new kitchen garden on the farm.
The author (Jane Jensen) helping to install a new kitchen garden on the farm.
The kitchen garden months later with our bulldog, Lola.
The kitchen garden months later with our bulldog, Lola.
Our barn’s free stall is open to the pasture and stream just like the ones in the book. This wintery scene is very much like the day Elizabeth is called in to investigate the body found in an Amish barn.
Our barn’s free stall is open to the pasture and stream just like the ones in the book. This wintery scene is very much like the day Elizabeth is called in to investigate the body found in an Amish barn.
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The author’s husband in the pasture with our cow, Trueheart, and her new calf, Bessy.
The stream on our farm is the basis for the stream in “Kingdom Come”
The stream on our farm is the basis for the stream in “Kingdom Come”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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kingdom comeKingdom Come:
An Elizabeth Harris Mystery

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A Berkley Prime Crime Mystery (January 5, 2016)
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Mystery/Amish & Mennonite Fiction/Women Sleuths
Setting – Pennsylvania
Trade Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0425282892
E-Book ASIN: B00W2ZKVUK
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Amish country in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, has always been a place of quiet beauty—until a shocking murder shatters the peace, and leaves a troubled detective picking up the pieces…

After her husband is murdered, Detective Elizabeth Harris turns in her NYPD badge and moves back home, hoping that a quiet life in remote Pennsylvania Dutch country will help her overcome the dark memories of her ten years in New York. But when a beautiful, scantily clad “English” girl is found dead in the barn of a prominent Amish family, Elizabeth knows that she’s uncovered an evil that could shake the community to its core.

Elizabeth’s boss is convinced this was the work of an “English,” as outsiders are called in Lancaster County. But Elizabeth isn’t so sure. All she’s missing is an actual lead—until another body is found: this time, a missing Amish girl. Now Elizabeth must track down a killer with deep ties to a community that always protects its own—no matter how deadly the cost…

Dollycas’s Thoughts

Detective Elizabeth Harris comes home from New York after her husband was murdered. She needs a quieter life to start over. But life at home isn’t at all what she expected. A body is found in a barn in the heart of the Amish community. The young girl is “English”, and her body had clearly been moved. Why would she be here were violence is condemned and life is  “simple”? As the most experienced officer Elizabeth is assigned to the case, she thinks the killer is nearby while others believe it has to be an English outsider.

This is the type of story that I would expect to see on an episode of Criminal Minds. They definitely needed help coming up with a profile for the killer, but I don’t know if even Shemar Moore’s Derek Morgan could figure this one out.

Elizabeth Harris is a very strong, intelligent woman. She is not afraid to go anywhere or do anything to get justice for this girl and for a girl that had gone missing months ago. The disappearance of the first girl was never reported by her parents because she was Amish and everyone thought she had just run off. Well Elizabeth doesn’t think that is the case. When the police handle the Amish with kid gloves she becomes very frustrated.

The author tells us before the story even begins that nothing like this has even happened in an Amish community but she sure writes a believable story. The characters come alive in the pages as does the town, the woods, the fields, and especially the river. The imagery was absolutely fantastic.

We meet Ezra Beiler, a Amish man who lost her his wife an child at a very young age. He is unhappy living in the Amish community and there is almost an immediate spark between him and Elizabeth. Their budding romance and flirtation plays throughout the story. The romance ebbs and flows and sometimes collides with the intense drama.

This story is very well written but some parts were a bit predictable. I could tell from one of the girl’s behavior an underlying cause quite early, but was totally surprised by the way the story peaked.

I am happy to see the author plans on a series with these characters because I truly want to know them better. I feel their story is just beginning. This story has set the series off to a fine start.

enjoyable 2016

Dollycas
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About the Author

Jane Jensen is a novelist and game designer. Best known for her computer game series, Gabriel Knight, and her novel, Dante’s Equation, Jensen has published seventeen games and four thriller novels. She also publishes romance as Eli Easton. She lives with her husband, Robert Holmes, in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

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Review – The Rise of the Red Queen by Bourne Morris – Great Escapes Book Tour

I really enjoyed the first book in this series, The Red Queen’s Run. I was overjoyed when Bourne asked me to organize a book tour for the next installment, The Rise of the Red Queen. Today is my turn on the wonderful tour. 

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The Rise of the Red Queen
by Bourne Morris

rise of the red queenThe Rise of the Red Queen
(A Red Solaris Mystery Book 2)

Genre – Mystery – Suspense
Setting – Nevada
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Henery Press (December 1, 2015)
ISBN-13: 978-1943390298
E-Book ASIN: B014T91TSO
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Synopsis:

A beautiful journalism student is abducted by a man with unusual and frightening expectations. While searching for her missing student, Red Solaris must contend with a university committee quarreling over the rights of the victims and those accused in sexual assault cases. And, in the midst of all this, a journalism professor brings a gun to school and shoots a colleague. Will Red’s ambition to become dean be destroyed by scandal around her? Will she and Detective Joe Morgan ever acknowledge their true feelings for each other?

Dollycas’s Thoughts

Meredith “Red” Solaris has been the interim Dean for the School of Journalism at Mountain West University following the death of the previous dean. The university is now ready to permanently fill the position. Most think Red chosen but she isn’t so sure. The interview process has been very different from what she expected.  She has also learned that one her students is missing. The student’s grandfather reported her missing to the police but got nowhere so he is hoping the school will help him find her. Red just happens to be pretty close to a certain detective and she hopes he will look at the case a little closer. On top of all that she has a pair of feuding professors and the tension between them seems to be escalating.

I have to say I was on the edge of my seat through most of this story. The story has three separate plot lines but they end up all eerily connected.

I already appreciated the characters of Red and Detective Joe Morgan. Smart characters who sometimes go a little off track. Joe wants Red to let him handle things and he gets very upset when she goes off on her own. Red acts before she thinks things through and sometimes she puts herself in places she shouldn’t be. But she thinks she is making the right moves and Joe thinks he is, so it makes their relationship difficult. The addition of Wynan Congers, a retired cop from Vegas and the missing students grandfather, added nicely to the mix. Someone else to talk over the case with and his connections come in handy. Morris has created characters wonderful characters that have their flaws but it makes them so much more real.

The college setting makes everything complex. Like a small town they have their own rules. The author gives us a clear vision of the difference between regular life and a college life. For students that are now adults their comings and goings are not monitored so a student not attending class for a day or two doesn’t send up any red flags. For the professors the pressure to publish and participate in conferences is great. Sometimes it causes people to reach their breaking point. For administrators there are many that are out of touch with what is really happening at their school. They are so far removed from the students or they are so focused on the face the schools presents it can be downright dangerous. Ms. Morris wraps it all together into an excellent  story while drawing attention to what is happening at college campuses today.

This is a story with an edge. A slice of life with something always happening. The characters have grown since The Red Queen’s Run and I am sure they will continue to grow in the next installment. I love where this series is heading.

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About TheBourne 2014 Author

After Bennington College, I worked at McCall’s Magazine and then went to Ogilvy&Mather, New York during the “Mad Men “ era. David Ogilvy and his colleagues treated me wonderfully, promoted me several times and then sent me west to become head of their agency in Los Angeles. I had a splendid run in advertising.

In 1983, I joined the University of Nevada Reno as a full professor in Journalism where I taught until 2009. I learned about campus politics when I served as chair of the faculty senate. I retired to write mysteries in 2009 after a wonderful teaching career.

I live with my husband of 34 years in a ranch house with a view of tall trees and mountains. We have four children and eight grandchildren. Life is good.

 

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Special Guest Frank Hayes – Author of Death on the High Lonesome – Review – #Giveaway

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I am thrilled today to welcome Frank Hayes
to Escape With Dollycas!
The new Sheriff Virgil Dalton Mystery was released October 6!

FRANK HAYES

 

It goes without saying but tastes in literature run the gamut. As a writer I have to take this into account.  It informs my writing, not in the sense that I am writing for a specific audience but that I have to decide what I am comfortable with in terms of current appetites.

I am aware that zombies, vampires and other representatives of the un-dead are high on the list of what attracts an audience.  Combine them with myriad explosions and conflagrations, against an apocalyptic landscape and you are on the road to a sure fire winner.  This is fertile ground for many writers.  I am not in their number.  This on my part is probably not a wise commercial decision.

As long as I am going down this road I might as well also state that I am not a huge fan of the anti-hero as the protagonist.  Again I am wdeath on the high lonesomeell aware that there are many who relish this as either writers or readers.  When I read I am looking for someone to root for, someone who has a spark of what is best in a human being.  I am not looking for perfection.  They can be heavily flawed.  These characters intrigue me as a reader and more so as a writer.

For the most part I like to like the characters that people my stories.  In my latest effort after I sent it to my editor he called after reading the first couple of chapters.  “You didn’t kill Jimmy did you?  He is my favorite character.”  It is good to have favorites in novels because it means that on some level a connection has been made with the reader.  Sometimes the positive is hard to find.  I remember years ago seeing a movie called White Heat with a friend.  It starred Jimmy Cagney as a sociopathic killer.  The body count was high, his psychopathic behavior off the charts, but throughout the film he and his mother were always close.  The movie ends with him standing on top of a huge gas tank totally engulfed in flame.  His last words as the world blows up underneath him are,” Look Ma, I’m on top of the world.” – pretty hard to find the positive in his character.  But when the movie ended, my friend turned to me and said,” Well at least he loved his mother.”  He had found the positive in a madman.  I hope it is not as difficult for my readers to find the positive in the characters in Death on the High Lonesome.

~Frank

About Frank Hayes

Frank has spent much of his life as an English teacher with a long a successful career introducing inner city students to the power of language.  For over thirty years he taught grades six through twelve.  Beyond the regular curriculum, Frank taught Mass Media, Film, Debate and Creative Writing.  Outside the formal education system, Frank has worked with the Fresh Air Fund and various non-profit groups for over fifteen years.  He has been involved with outdoor education, teaching wilderness survival, orienteering, pond studies, and group challenge courses.  He’s also directed summer camps and programs specializing in courses for brain injured children and adults.

Frank has lived most of his life on a small farm in New York’s Hudson Valley with his wife of over fifty years, Fran.  Together they have raised eight children and now have a large extended family. Over the years Frank’s love of nature and animals has brought a menagerie to their small farm.  While they specialized in breeding AKC registered English Springer Spaniels, they have also raised horses, cows, cats, chickens, pigs, goats and more.

Frank’s first novel Death at the Black Bull was published under the Berkeley imprint by Penguin Random House in the fall of 2014.  The sequel, Death on the High Lonesome, was published October 6, 2015.

Find out more about Frank Hayes and his books on his webpage here.

 

death on the high lonesomeDeath on the High Lonesome
(A Sheriff Virgil Dalton Mystery)

2nd Book in Series
Mystery
Setting – Unnamed Southwest state
A Berkley Prime Crime Mystery (October 6, 2015)
Published by Penguin Random House LLC
Cover Design by Jason Gill
Trade Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0425274309
ASIN: B00SI02DIQ
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The author of Death at the Black Bull returns to the Southwestern town of Hayward where the onset of winter ushers in a new mystery for Sheriff Virgil Dalton…

Virgil knows that his sleepy hometown is starting to reflect the times, in good ways and bad. It still comes as a shock when his deputy is almost killed by the body of a woman falling from the highway overpass onto his car. A woman who had been fleeing for her life…

Then longtime resident Velma Thompson is found dead on her porch—her husband missing. To search for the man, Virgil saddles up and heads to the High Lonesome, the rugged mountains above their ranch. And on a wind-swept mesa, he’ll find the first clues that point to a killer whose body count has only just begun…

Dollycas’s Thoughts

Last year I read and reviewed Frank Hayes first novel, Death at the Black Bull.  I absolutely loved it so I couldn’t wait to get my hands on Death at the High Lonesome. Again the author drew me right in and held on tight. The story picks up not far from where we left things at the Black Bull. This time the little town of Hayward is rocked when a deputy is almost killed and Velma Thompson, is found dead. Then we learn Velma’s husband had left his ranch on horseback a few days ago and hasn’t returned.  Virgil has his hands full but knows he need to start searching the High Lonesome for Charlie Thompson. He may also find something to point him in the direction of Velma’s killer.

The location of Haywood is a bit of a mystery. We know it is a southwestern state. I thought is was in New Mexico while reading the first book but now I am leaning toward Arizona. No matter exactly where it is on the map Frank Hayes brings it to life in our minds. I am so impressed with his storytelling.

I really like Virgil Dalton.   He is half Native American and in addition to being the Sheriff of Hayward he is also a rancher and a lawyer. He also has a huge heart. Hayes has surrounded him with a fantastic cast of characters. They are complex and have great depth and are so real and likable.

The story itself is also very complex, twining together the new mystery but still showing us the effects of the one in the previous story. The whole thing plays out at a pretty good clip. It was extremely hard to put this book down for things like meals and sleep. I am still astonished that this is just Hayes second book. His writing reminds me of the Tony Hillerman stories I used to read and devour before I discovered cozies. I love the western feel and the camaraderie of the characters.

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Thanks to the people at Penguin I have 2 copies to give away!
Contest is open to anyone over 18 years old
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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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Review/Giveaway – The Brooklyn Drop by Susan Russo Anderson Great Escapes Book Tour

My turn today on The Brooklyn Drop Great Escapes Book Tour!

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The Brooklyn Drop
by Susan Russo Anderson

COVER BROOKLYN DROPThe Brooklyn Drop
(A Fina Fitzgibbons Brooklyn Mystery)

Suspense Mystery
4th Book in Series
Mystery/Suspense
Setting – New York
File Size: 422 KB
Print Length: 267 pages
Publication Date: August 15, 2015
ASIN: B00Z8N2WCI
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Synopsis

In the middle of a wintry night, private investigator Fina Fitzgibbons finds Lorraine’s friend, Phyllida Oxley, slumped over her dining room table, the victim of memory-impairing date rape drugs. When her condition goes from poor to comatose, her distraught fifteen-year-old granddaughter, Kat Oxley disappears. Meanwhile, Fina’s agency is busy surveilling a  in Bensonhurst suspected of human trafficking, and Fina’s father reappears to throw a wrench into her relationship with NYPD Patrol Officer Denny McDuffy. As Fina frantically searches for the missing teen, she uncovers the truth behind the traffickers, but they have a surprise waiting for her in the not-so-friendly skies.

Dollycas’s Thoughts

Fina Fitzgibbons in one busy lady, she runs a cleaning business and is a private investigator. In this installment Lorraine calls her for help when she finds that one of her friends, Phyllida Oxley, has been violated. She is still alive but soon after arriving at the hospital she falls into a coma. Phyllida has custody of her fifteen-year-old granddaughter, Kat, who disappears after her grandmother’s attack. Fina is on the case to find both Kat and the person responsible for Phyllida’s condition. Fina’s agency also has a case watching a Bensonhurst massage parlor who may be involved in human trafficking. If that isn’t enough Fina’s father has returned and it is driving a wedge between Fina and Denny.

Again I have trouble believing Fina to be in her early 20’s. She is definitely wise beyond her years. The police just drive me crazy.  Detective First Grade Jane Templeton wants Fina to be wrong so bad that it effects her own investigation. Denny, NYPD patrol officer, is caught in the middle of everything. The author also treats us to a dysfunctional family that you have to read to believe. All the characters are fleshed out and real.

This story reminds me of a television drama. The author has us completely tuned in and on the edge of our seats as the mystery plays out. Her descriptive way of writing paints pictures of people and places so vividly. There many layers that interconnect and mesh together throughout the book. The plot-lines build and soon reach a point where you will be unable to put it down so plan accordingly.

This is the fourth book in the series but the author supplies enough background for it to standalone. I still need to go back and read books 2 and 3 myself. I hope to be able to do that before Fina’s next investigation.

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susanAbout This Author

Susan Russo Anderson is a writer, a mother, a member of Sisters in Crime, a graduate of Marquette University. She’s taught language arts and creative writing, worked for a publisher, an airline, an opera company. Like Faulkner’s Dilsey, she’s seen the best and the worst, the first and the last. Through it all, and to understand it somewhat, she writes. Too Quiet in Brooklyn, the first book in the Fina Fitzgibbons Brooklyn mystery series, published December 2013. The second book in the series, Missing Brandy, about a missing teen, published September 2014, and Whiskey’s Gone, about the abduction of a single mom, completes a trilogy. The working title of the fourth is Dead in Brooklyn.

 

Author Links:

Website: http://susanrussoanderson.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Susan-Russo-Anderson/349374975075796
Twitter @SusanRussoAnder

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Review/Giveaway – Lost in America by Laura Fitzgerald

lost in americaLost In America (Book One, Episodes 1-3)
Thrillers & Suspense > Suspense > Supernatural
Paperback: 290 pages
Publisher: Cardinal Press LLC (June 4, 2015)
ISBN-13: 978-1942656111
E-Book ASIN: B00WGOAN32
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It’s the near future, and the next big thing is already here. Smartphones, tablets, even TVs have been replaced by Butlers, your own digital personal assistant who knows you intimately. It’s killer technology … really, it is.

Billed as “luxury for the little guy,” your Butler knows your clothing sizes, your favorite pizza toppings, the music you like, and gets you whatever you want at your command. Your Butler is always there for you. Watching. Waiting. Listening. It knows everything about you, and so does the company behind it.

That’s where the danger comes in.

Meet Kendra Sinclair. She’d be the first to tell you there’s nothing special about her, until she uncovers a massive conspiracy designed to kill millions of people, including those she loves most. Kendra’s the only one who can stop it … unless the bad guys stop her first, which means she needs to get Lost In America.

But how can she, when privacy is just an illusion?

Dollycas’s Thoughts

Most of the books I read are series books were there is an underlying story-line or theme that plays throughout the series and has a mystery or two played out within each book. This book contains the first three episodes (like a television series) of a series set in the non-distant future. A future that is getting closer every day.  Life hinges on how the world uses new technology that replaces common things like out cell phones and televisions. Picture Apple’s new smart watch or a smarter television that knows your entire life, from the food you like to your blood type, what you said to your kids this morning to who visited your house. Technology that leaves what the NSA has on us to shame. What happens when all the information falls into the wrong hands. Hands that want to control the world’s destiny.

All I could say when I finished Episode 3 was “wow, Wow, WOW!” Get me Episode 4! It is out and is calling to me! These stories are quite addicting. I found once I started reading I couldn’t stop. At first I was cursing Laura Fitzgerald and then I was thinking this is pretty genius. This type of story is going to interest everyone from teenagers to senior citizens. With the content it gives us some things some of us may see if our lifetimes and for the older folks it was something they have been predicting for years.  With this format some may wait until all the episodes are released and binge read like they binge watch television series on Netflix and others will grab each exciting episode as it comes out and wait with wondrous anticipation for the next installment.

Some may think this book is too Sci-Fi, which I rarely read, and I am here to tell you it is not. This is close enough to current time that is reads like a suspense thriller. Written is the episodic format the suspense continues to build and build and build. I truly am looking forward to each and every new release because I quickly became engaged and Kendra is an leading character that should grab everyone’s attention.

I was given the first 3 episodes bundled together for review and they can be purchased that way. If you are not sure if this story is for you but you want to check it out the episodes can all be purchased separately and the first episode is just 99 cents.

This is totally different than anything else I have written by this author. She has me completely hooked. She releases the episodes almost as soon as they are finished. She is going to have readers begging her to write faster.

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