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DEATH BY ASSOCIATION by Paula Darnell | GREAT ESCAPES BOOKS TOURS Presents Cozy Mystery

DEATH BY ASSOCIATION: A DIY Diva Mystery by Paula Darnell is on virtual book tour. The cozy mystery stops at Readeropolis today with a...



DEATH BY ASSOCIATION: A DIY Diva Mystery by Paula Darnell is on virtual book tour. The cozy mystery stops at Readeropolis today with a spotlight post.

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


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Death by Association:
A DIY Diva Mystery
by Paula Darnell

About the Book
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Death by Association: A DIY Diva Mystery
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Cozy Cat Press (January 1, 2019)
Paperback: 271 pages
ISBN-10: 1946063681
ISBN-13: 978-1946063687
Digital ASIN: B07MQ73LJQ (215 Pages)
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DIY Diva Laurel McMillan learns that the high walls and guarded gates of Hawkeye Haven can't protect her community. When Laurel takes her pampered, chocolate Labrador retriever, Bear, for an early morning walk, she finds her friend, security guard Bessie, bleeding and unconscious at her guardhouse post. If the attack on Bessie isn't enough to set the residents' nerves on edge, the murder of Victor Eberhart, the unpopular president of the powerful homeowners' association, certainly does the trick. Despite teaching DIY classes and writing project instructions for her latest book, DIY for Dog Lovers, Laurel manages to squeeze in time for some DIY detective work. But as she gets closer to the truth, Victor's killer would like nothing better than for the DIY Diva to take a dive.
About the Author
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An instructor at five colleges over the years, Paula Darnell most often taught the dreaded first-year English composition classes, but she's also been happy to teach some fun classes, such as fashion design, sewing, and jewelry making. Paula has a Bachelor's degree in English from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, and a Master's degree in English from the University of Nevada, Reno.

Like Laurel, the main character in Death by Association, Paula enjoys all kinds of arts and crafts. Some of her memorable projects include making a hat and a cape to wear to Royal Ascot, sewing wedding gowns for both her daughters, exhibiting her textile and mixed-media artwork in juried art shows, and having one of her jewelry projects accepted for inclusion in Leather Jewelry, published by Lark Books. She sells some of her jewelry and hair accessories in her Etsy shop: www.etsy.com/shop/PaulaDJewelry.

Paula's interest in DIY craft projects and fashion led to her writing hundreds of articles for print and online national publications.

Living in a guard-gated community governed by a homeowners' association gave Paula the idea for the setting of Death by Association. She finds that residing in an HOA community can be both a blessing and a curse. A Happy-New-Year greeting from her community association called on residents to “start the new year by reviewing your Rules and Regulations booklet,” something unlikely to top anyone's list of New Year's resolutions.

Paula lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, with her husband Gary and their 110-pound dog Rocky, whose favorite pastime is lurking in the kitchen, hoping for a handout.


Author Links:
Purchase Links - Amazon  Amazon Paperback

TOUR PARTICIPANTS:
March 11 – Readeropolis - SPOTLIGHT
March 12 – CelticLady’s Reviews – RECIPE POST
March 13 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews - REVIEW, AUTHOR INTERVIEW
March 13 – Babs Book Bistro – SPOTLIGHT
March 14 – The Pulp and Mystery Shelf – GUEST POST
March 15 – Brooke Blogs - SPOTLIGHT
March 16 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – SPOTLIGHT
March 17 – Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews – REVIEW
March 18 – Books Direct – GUEST POST
March 19 – Sneaky the Library Cat's Blog – CHARACTER INTERVIEW
March 20 – Baroness' Book Trove – REVIEW
March 21 – A Wytch's Book Review Blog – REVIEW
March 22 – My Reading Journeys – REVIEW
March 23 – MJB Reviewers – REVIEW, AUTHOR INTERVIEW
March 24 – Cozy Up With Kathy – AUTHOR INTERVIEW
March 24 – Laura’s Interests – GUEST POST
March 24 – I'm Into Books – SPOTLIGHT

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8 comments

  1. Best of luck with the book and book tour! I included the tour in the Monday, Mar. 11, 2019 edition of The BookTube Your Shelf Daily Reader: https://paper.li/Readeropolis/1517059010#/

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    1. Thank you! That's great!I appreciate the mention. Hope everybody enjoys the book!
      Paula Darnell

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  2. Thank you for being part of the book tour for "DEATH BY ASSOCIATION" by Paula Darnell. Sounds like a book that I would very much enjoy reading. Cute cover!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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    1. I very much appreciate it, too! Cozy Cat Press published the book, and they designed the cover. Pink is my favorite color, so I really like it, too!
      Paula Darnell

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  3. Sounds like a great start to a new series. Looking forward to reading the book.

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  4. Thanks! I'm busy working on the next book in the series. Hope you enjoy Death by Association.
    Paula Darnell

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  5. What a great read! I loved the characters, the setting, the mystery, and the DIY projects. I'm looking forward to Laurel and Bear's next adventure!

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  6. I love this type of mystery. Thanks for the giveaway.

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