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LETHAL IN OLD LACE: A Consignment Shop Mystery by Duffy Brown is on virtual book tour. The cozy mystery stops at Readeropolis today with a character guest post.

Be sure to enter for a chance to win the Duffy Brown tote bag giveaway and follow the Great Escapes book tour (for other dates see the bottom of the post).


Character Guest Post

Reagan Summerside here and I think I’m losing my mind...bodies are going missing! How can this happen? I misplace stuff all the time like my keys and where the heck is my purse, I always misplace my purse but a body takes misplacing stuff to a whole new level.

It all started when I was cutting through a back alley to get to Walker Boone’s house. We just got engaged so I was taking a shortcut to get to his place fast. I would like to say I was in a hurry because I missed him and I did miss him but the fact is I had questions. I needed to know where were we going to live once we got married and who would do the cooking and what kind of toothpaste were we going to use? But that’s another issue and right now there’s a missing body.

When I was cutting thought the alley there was a white Caddy with a body in the back. At first I thought the person in the back was maybe a tired old soul needing a place to take a nap but no one sleeps with eyes open, right?

I would have stuck around to take a better look but a big rat and bigger roach ganged up on me and I ran for it. When I bought Boone back to the car it was gone.

Okay, this is all pretty bad but what makes the situation worse is that I know who owns the Caddy. It belongs to the Abbott sisters who live next door to me. They are adorable retired school teachers who supplement their income by being Savannah’s fave professional mourners. No one can get a funeral weeping like the sisters.

So what should I do? Call the cops? What if the sisters are responsible for that body? Then they’d be arrested and I can’t have my neighbors in jail now can I? Not neighborly at all. Should I just forget the whole thing like Boone suggests? He says I’m on dead-body overload from tripping across them all the time.

Got any suggestions? What would you do if you found a body and then it went missing? Here’s a recipe for one of Auntie KiKi’s martinis to help you find an answer.

Lethal In Old Lace

Consignment Shop Mysteries
Duffy Brown.

Auntie KiKi’s Both Worlds Martini
Chocolate martini for when you need both chocolate and a martini

1 1/2 ounces chocolate liqueur
1 1/2 ounces Creme de Cacao
1/2 ounce vanilla vodka
2 1/2 ounces half-and-half
chocolate syrup, for rim

Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake. 
Pour into a chilled cocktail glass rimmed with chocolate syrup. Add cherry skewered on toothpick. Does that sound delicious or what!

About the Book

 
Cozy Mystery 
5th in Series 1st with this publisher
 Crooked Lane Books (March 13, 2018) 
Hardcover: 304 pages 
ISBN-13: 978-1683315353 
Digital ASIN: B074MB9R6J



Reagan Summerside returns in national bestselling author Duffy Brown’s fifth Consignment Shop mystery, now for the first time in hardcover.

There are two social functions in Savannah guaranteed to get people talking: weddings and funerals. And just as consignment shop owner Reagan Summerside agrees to marry the hunky Walker Boone, her neighbors, sisters Annie Fritz and Elsie Abbot, step up their business as professional mourners. They are so successful that the Sleepy Pines Retirement Center has hired them as a part of their retirement package. But the celebration over good business is cut short when the residents at Pines suddenly begin dying at an alarming rate. And the sisters are the first suspects.

Reagan has her doubts, however, and begins to look into the strange phenomenon. But then something even stranger happens: a body winds up in the sisters’ pink Caddy. The evidence begins to pile up and the suspicious case of Willie Fishbine, who swindled the sisters out of a fortune and coincidentally died prior to the Pines case, is reopened.

Not wanting Willie to be buried until they can find the killer responsible for the murders, Reagan must catch the culprit in time to walk down the aisle.

About the Author


While others girls dreamed of dating Brad Pitt, Duffy Brown longed to take Sherlock Holmes to the prom. Today she conjures up who-done-it stories for Berkley Prime Crime and has two series, the national bestselling Consignment Shop Mysteries set in Savannah and the Cycle Path Mysteries on Mackinac Island.

Author Links: 

  Webpage – www.DuffyBrown.com 
  Facebook – www.facebook.com/authorduffybrown 
  Twitter – https://twitter.com/DuffyBrownCozy 
  Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.com/duffybrown


  Purchase Links: Amazon | B&N | Kobo 


TOUR PARTICIPANTS:

  March 8 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – REVIEW, GIVEAWAY 
  March 8 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW, GIVEAWAY 
  March 9 – A Cozy Experience – REVIEW, GUEST POST, GIVEAWAY 
  March 10 – Laura's Interests – REVIEW, GIVEAWAY 
  March 10 – Mysteries with Character – SPOTLIGHT 
  March 11 – The Power of Words - REVIEW, GIVEAWAY 
  March 11 – Sapphyria's Book Reviews - REVIEW 
  March 12 – Melina's Book Blog – REVIEW 
  March 12 – StoreyBook Reviews – GUEST POST 
  March 13 – Mystery Thrillers and Romantic Suspense Reviews – SPOTLIGHT 
  March 14 – Back Porchervations – REVIEW 
  March 15 – My Reading Journeys – REVIEW 
  March 16 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT, GIVEAWAY 
  March 17 – Ruff Drafts – GUEST POST 
  March 17 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews - SPOTLIGHT 
  March 18 – Babs Book Bistro – SPOTLIGHT, GIVEAWAY 
  March 18 – Readeropolis – GUEST POST, GIVEAWAY 
  March 19 – T's Stuff – SPOTLIGHT 
  March 20 – The Montana Bookaholic – REVIEW 
  March 21 – La libreria di Beppe – SPOTLIGHT, GIVEAWAY 


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About Mayor Sonni

Reader extraordinaire. Mayor of Readeropolis. Lover of books, lists, sweet tea, and vacations. Well, not necessarily in that order.
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3 comments:

  1. Thank you for the information on "LETHAL IN OLD LACE" by Duffy Brown and being part of the book tour. I'd love the opportunity to read this book!

    I'd hate to find a body period. No idea how I would handle it much less if the body went missing.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  2. Best of luck with the book and book tour! I included the tour in the Monday, Mar. 19, 2018 edition of the The Cozy Mystery Weekly Reader: https://paper.li/Readeropolis/1518120147#/

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  3. I've included the tour in the Monday, Mar. 26, 2018 edition of The Mystery and Thriller Fiction Weekly Reader: https://paper.li/Readeropolis/1518127446#/

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