Thursday, March 13, 2014

Pearls and Poison by Duffy Brown Review, and 2 Giveaways

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Pearls and Poison
by Duffy Brown


Pearls and Poison
(A Consignment Shop Mystery)

Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Publisher: Berkley (March 4, 2014)
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0425252482

It’s election time in Savannah, Georgia, and Judge Guillotine Gloria—aka Reagan Summerside’s mom—is neck and neck in the polls with Kip “Scummy” Seymour. But the already dirty campaign is about to get downright filthy—with one candidate getting buried six feet under….
With her strong opinions and knack for getting into trouble, Reagan is not an ideal volunteer for her mother’s alderman campaign. Plus, she’d rather be running her consignment shop, the Prissy Fox, and eating doughnuts with her dog, Bruce Willis. But when her mother’s opponent, Kip, is found poisoned and her mother is pegged as a suspect, Reagan nominates herself as lead murder investigator.
Reagan is intent on finding Kip’s killer and clearing her mother’s good name, but she soon finds herself on the bad side of Kip’s enemies-turned-suspects. This time, no amount of costumes and makeup can keep her inconspicuous and out of danger. Because the closer Reagan gets to the truth, the hotter things get….
duffy brown
About This Author
Duffy Brown loves anything with a mystery. While others girls dreamed of dating Brad Pitt, Duffy longed to take Sherlock Holmes to the prom. She has two cats, Spooky and Dr. Watson, her license plate is Sherlock and she conjures up who-done-it stories of her very own for Berkley Prime Crime. Duffy’s national bestselling Consignment Shop Mystery series is set in Savannah and the Cyclepath Mysteries are set on Mackinac Island. Duffy writes romance as Dianne Castell and is a USA Today bestselling author.
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March 5 – Chloe Gets A Clue - Interview
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My Review:
I really liked this book. I loved the southern lingo and found myself smiling. I also really liked the author's take on an election. I have ran for office and know that there is a lot of drama. The ending was totally unsuspected. I was just getting used to who the killer was, and then the author added another twist. I also liked the addition of Reagan's dog. He was my favorite character. I am giving this book a 5/5. I was given a copy to review, however all opinions are my own. I would love to go out drinking and have martini's with these characters.

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  1. Question: do you base yours character's personalities on real people you know, or on imaginary people?

  2. BL as

  3. What got you interested in writing cozy mysteries? And also, what made you want to right books based in Mackinac Island? That is my favorite place in the world.

  4. Love the review. Especially the idea of going out drinking with the characters. A great recommendation.

  5. Sounds great! Is your inspiration from real life or ypur imaganation?