Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Book Review, Book Tour & Giveaway: KICKED TO THE CURB BY JOANNA CAMPBELL SLAN

Today I am the next stop on Joanna Campbell Slan's book tour for her new cosy mystery Kicked to the Curb.


KICKED TO THE CURB
BY
JOANNA CAMPBELL SLAN

Book 2 in the Cara Mia Delgatto Mystery Series

Format:  ebook
Pages:  200


 Cara Mia Delgatto’s cup runneth over with worries. Her ex-husband is refusing to pay their son’s college tuition, her evil sister is pulling mean pranks, and her old boyfriend has broken her heart. And that’s just the personal stuff. She’s also concerned about keeping the cash register ringing at The Treasure Chest, her retail store specializing in upcycled, recycled, and repurposed d├ęcor items with a coastal theme. The media event that Cara plans turns nasty when reporter Kathy Simmons threatens to share unsavory details from the shopkeeper’s past. Things get really dicey when Kathy mysteriously disappears. Cara’s other problems seem trivial in comparison to…a murder investigation!

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The recycling store The Treasure Chest in Florida is Cara's baby, she bought it on impulse and she loves to turn trash into treasure.  But sales are a little slow and, to make customers more aware, she organises a media event where she has a slight altercation with local reporter Kathy .......... but when Kathy is found dead Cara becomes the main suspect.

I enjoyed this mystery very much, there was much more depth to it than some cosies I've read and, as a consequence, there was a shortage of lighter moments but this didn't spoil my enjoyment.

I liked Cara, she was determined and ambitious, and I liked her quirky store employees.  There was also the beginnings of a possible romance,  I also liked the alternate chapters, one featuring Cara and the other featuring Lou, the local Police Detective, each giving a different perspective to the mystery.

An entertaining read.

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About the Author

National Bestselling and Award-Winning Author Joanna Campbell Slan has penned 26 books, including the popular Kiki Lowenstein Mystery Series (Agatha Award Finalist). Her new series featuring Cara Mia Delgatto is a spin off from those books. Joanna writes about spunky women who get by with a little help from their friends. A crafting junkie, Joanna lives on a nearly deserted island in Florida with her dog, Jax, who is making a career out of stealing women’s lingerie.



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