venerdì 13 maggio 2016

Review & Giveaway: Killer Cocktail by Tracy Kiely


Killer Cocktail
by Tracy Kiely



Killer Cocktail
(A Nic & Nigel Mystery)
2nd in Series
Cozy Mystery
Publisher: Midnight Ink (May 8, 2016)
Paperback: 240 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0738745237
E-Book ASIN: B01A5OGVRG
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Synopsis

Walking the red carpet at the Academy Awards with a bow-tied Bullmastiff draws Nic and Nigel Martini plenty of attention from the press. But that’s nothing compared to the attention they receive at the A-list after party, when Hollywood royalty learn that Nic and Nigel have discovered behind the scenes footage from A Winter’s Night, an acclaimed film known for backstage love triangles and the tragic death of its original star, Melanie Summers.
Returning home after the party, Nic and Nigel find their house in shambles and their employee DeDee Evans beaten within an inch of her life. And when the weapon used to pummel DeDee implicates beloved actress Christina Franklin, Nic and Nigel drink and banter their way into a modern-day version of a golden-era crime caper.

My Review

It 's a very enjoyable and entertaining read, a brilliant cozy mystery set in the world of Hollywood.
Nic and Nigel have recovered in the attic of their new home a copy of A Winter's Night, a film that seemed lost forever. This give them the right to walk the red carpet at the Academy Awards. But when they get home find a mess and injured the boy who had entrusted their dog. Will be linked to the film that they have found? One of the actresses of this film is dead, some think that it was a fake death. Nic and Nigel will try to shed some light on the matter.
I devoured this book! It was a quick read and just what I was in the mood for. The characters were well written and the storyline believable. Nic and Nigel Martini are a wonderful couple and smart detective, I liked how they work together. Great idea to insert some scenes of the 1996 movie, I really enjoyed reading them as much. Too cute the dog Skippy.
Although it is the second book in the series it can be read as a stand alone. I can not wait to read the next episode.



About The Author –

Tracy Kiely is a self-proclaimed Anglophile (a fact which distresses certain members of her Irish Catholic family). She grew up reading Jane Austen, Agatha Christie, and watching Hitchcock movies. She fell in love with Austen’s wit, Christie’s clever plots, and Hitchcock’s recurrent theme of “the average man caught in extraordinary circumstances.”
After spending years of trying to find a proper job that would enable her to use her skills garnered as an English major, she decided to write a book. It would, of course, have to be a mystery; it would have to be funny; and it would have to feature an average person caught up in extraordinary circumstances. She began to wonder how the characters in Pride and Prejudice might fit into a mystery. What, if after years of living with unbearably rude and condescending behavior, old Mrs. Jenkins up and strangled Lady Catherine? What if Charlotte snapped one day and poisoned Mr. Collins’ toast and jam? Skip ahead several years, and several different plot ideas, and you have her first mystery Murder at Longbourn.
While she does not claim to be Jane Austen, Agatha Christie, or Hitchcock (one big reason being that they’re all dead), she has tried to combine the elements of all three in her books.

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5 commenti:

  1. I'm looking forward to meeting Nic and Nigel---sounds like a fun series.

    RispondiElimina
  2. I am exploring this book series and author. I love 'The Thin Man' series and this updated twist is now on my 'must read' list. Grazie!
    kat8762@aol.com

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  3. I like the sound of this book. Hollywood, red carpet and a giant dog sounds like a fun story. Looking forward to reading.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

    RispondiElimina
  4. I like the sound of this book. Hollywood, red carpet and a giant dog sounds like a fun story. Looking forward to reading.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

    RispondiElimina
  5. Sounds so fun. Have added it to my TBR list and can't wait to read it.

    RispondiElimina

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