lunedì 12 settembre 2016

Review & Giveaway: The CEO Came DOA by Heather Haven

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The CEO Came DOA
by Heather Haven

I enjoy the Alvarez family. They are great and work so well together especially with the people they come in contact with. Definitely keeps you enthralled and wanting more.
~Community Bookstop
…family is very, VERY important to me, and having a family of investigators hits the spot. It’s rare that a single book has the ability to add a series to my favorites list, but Haven’s The CEO Came DOA may have done just that.
~Back Porchervations
I really enjoyed this fun, fast paced and twisting plot.
~Deal Sharing Aunt
CEO-Silver Silicon Valley copy
The CEO Came DOA 
(The Alvarez Family Murder Mysteries)
Cozy Mystery
5th in Series
The Wives of Bath Press (September 1, 2016)
Print Length: 306 pages


Lee Alvarez takes a job ferreting out the saboteur of a start-up company’s Initial Public Offering in the heart of Silicon Valley. Little does she know early one morning she will find the CEO hanging by the neck in the boardroom wearing nothing but his baby blue boxers. Was it suicide? Or was it one of the many people who loathed the man on sight, including his famous rock singer ex? Enter the world’s scariest drug, Devil’s Breath, and the bodies start piling up all the while she’s planning her very own Christmas wedding. Ho, ho, ho.

My Review

I have chosen to read this book because the title intrigued me a lot. And I guessed right. Lots of colorful characters, a strong plot, a charming setting and a funny heroine make this book a great one!
Lee Alvarez is a good P.I. and has just received a prestigious award. Even her private life is very satisfactory, has just become aunt and is getting married. But this idyll is about to end. Her cases should cover computer crimes but is always involved in a murder, as in this case.
All the characters are funny and bizarre, and Lee is really great, I enjoyed myself highly with her and I hope to read soon her new adventure.
The plot was fast, intriguing, full of action and twists, I was completely glued to the pages. A story very well written and with a touch of humor that makes it a really enjoyable reading and highly recommended.
It's the fifth book in the series on the Alvarez family, can be read as a standalone but this family is so fun that immediately arises the desire to know it better.

About The Author
After studying drama at the University of Miami in Florida, Heather went to Manhattan to pursue a career. There she wrote short stories, comedy acts, television treatments, ad copy, commercials, and two one-act plays, which were produced, among other places, at the famed Playwrights Horizon. Once, she even ghostwrote a book on how to run an employment agency. She was unemployed at the time.
Her first novel started the Silicon Valley based Alvarez Family Murder Mystery Series.  Murder is a Family Business, Book One, won the Single Titles Reviewers’ Choice Award 2011, followed by the second, A Wedding to Die For, 2012 Global and EPIC finalist for Best eBook Mystery of the Year. Death Runs in the Family won the coveted Global Gold for Best Mystery Novel, 2013. DEAD….If Only won the Global Silver for Best Mystery Novel, 2015. Her fifth novel of the series, The CEO Came DOA, debuts September, 2016. She loves writing this series mainly because she gets to play all of the characters, including the cat!
Heather’s other series, The Persephone Cole Vintage Mystery Series, is set in Manhattan circa 1942, during our country’s entrance into WWII. The Dagger Before Me, Book One, was voted best historical and mystery novel by Amazon readers in October, 2013.  It was followed by Iced DiamondsBook Three, The Chocolate Kiss-Off, is a 2016 Lefty Award Finalist Best Historical Mystery.
On a personal note, her proudest award is the Silver IPPY (Independent Publisher Book Awards) Best Mystery/thriller 2014 for Death of a Clown. The stand-alone noir mystery is steeped in Heather’s family history. Daughter of real-life Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus folk, her mother was a trapeze artist/performer and father, an elephant trainer. Heather likes to say she brings the daily existence of the Big Top to life during World War II, embellished by her own murderous imagination.
Heather gives lectures, speaks at book clubs, and moderates author panels in the Bay Area, as well as teaching the art of writing. She believes everyone should write something, be it a poem, short story or letter. Then go out and plant a tree. The world will be a better place for it.
Author Links
Amazon – Heather Haven
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