Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours–The Uninvited Corpse

 

 

 

 

I’m so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for author Debra Sennefelder and her new release The Uninvited Corpse.  This is the first book in her Food Blogger Mystery Series.  It was a great start to her series.

 

The Uninvited Corpse (Food Blogger Mysteries)
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Kensington (March 27, 2018)
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1496715920
Digital ASIN: B073NNPM7G

 

Purchase Links

Amazon – Barnes & Noble

 

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Synopsis:

Leaving behind a failed career as a magazine editor and an embarrassing stint on a reality baking show, newly divorced lifestyle entrepreneur Hope Early thought things were finally on the upswing—until she comes face-to-face with a murderer . . .

Hope’s schedule is already jam packed with recipe testing and shameless plugs for her food blog as she rushes off to attend a spring garden tour in the charming town of Jefferson, Connecticut. Unfortunately, it isn’t the perfectly arranged potted plants that grab her attention—it’s the bloody body of reviled real estate agent Peaches McCoy . . .

One of the tour guests committed murder, and all eyes are on Hope’s older sister, Claire Dixon—who, at best, saw Peaches as a professional rival. And suspicions really heat up when another murder occurs the following night. Now, with two messy murders shaking Jefferson and all evidence pointing to Claire, Hope must set aside her burgeoning brand to prove her sister’s innocence. But the closer she gets to the truth, the closer she gets to a killer intent on making sure her life goes permanently out of style . . .

Includes Recipes from Hope’s Kitchen! (Goodreads)

 

Review:  

I had been looking forward to reading this book since I first heard about it.  I have to say that is was well worth the wait.

The characters are well developed and well rounded.  Hope is a smart, hardworking woman who is trying to make her own place in the blogging world.  When a body is found at a garden party that she is attending, she feels compelled to try to find the killer before her sister ends up in jail.  I really enjoyed reading about the relationship between Hope and her sister. It seemed realistic and added a lot to the story. I will say that there were a lot of characters introduced in this story and I had trouble keeping them straight in my mind at times. That is only my opinion and others may not feel the same way. The farther I read in the book it did get easier to keep track of everyone.

The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read.  I think that the author is very talented in her descriptive writing and I could imagine many of the scenes in my mind, which drew me into the story even more.

The mystery was well plotted and it was not easy to solve.  There were enough suspects to consider and clues to sift through.  Add in the twists and turns and red herrings and even the most seasoned armchair detective will have trouble solving it.

I would recommend this book to anyone that enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery.  I will happily read the next book when it is published.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book provided by the publisher, Kensington Books, and NetGalley, which I greatly appreciate.

 

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Debra Sennefelder, the author of the Food Blogger Mystery series and the Resale Boutique Mystery series, is an avid reader who reads across a range of genres, but mystery fiction is her obsession. Her interest in people and relationships is channeled into her novels against a backdrop of crime and mystery. When she’s not reading, she enjoys cooking and baking and as a former food blogger, she is constantly taking photographs of her food. Yeah, she’s that person.

Born and raised in New York City, she now lives and writes in Connecticut with her family. She’s worked in pre-hospital care, retail and publishing. Her writing companions are her adorable and slightly spoiled Shih-Tzus, Susie and Billy.

She is a member of Sisters in Crime, International Thriller Writers, Women’s Fiction Writers Association and Romance Writers of America.

Author Links:

Website –

Facebook –

Goodreads 

 

 

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There is a giveaway for this book. 1 Print Copy – U.S. Only.  To enter, please leave a comment below.  Please remember to leave you email so I can contact the winner.   Don’t forget to leave your email.  I will pick a random winner on Tuesday, March 27th.

 

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TOUR PARTICIPANTS

March 19 – Bibliophile Reviews – AUTHOR INTERVIEW, GIVEAWAY  

March 19 – Readsalot – SPOTLIGHT

March 19 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

March 20 – Laura’s Interests – REVIEW

March 20 – Mystery Thrillers and Romantic Suspense Reviews – GUEST POST

March 21 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT, GIVEAWAY

March 21 – Back Porchervations – REVIEW

March 22 – The Power of Words – REVIEW, GIVEAWAY

March 22 – A Blue Million Books – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

March 22 – Ruff Drafts – SPOTLIGHT

March 23 – Texas Book-aholic – REVIEW

March 23 – My Reading Journeys – REVIEW

March 23 – Readeropolis – SPOTLIGHT, GIVEAWAY

March 24 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW, GIVEAWAY

March 24 – Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers – SPOTLIGHT

March 25 – La libreria di Beppe – SPOTLIGHT, GIVEAWAY

March 25 – Babs Book Bistro – SPOTLIGHT, GIVEAWAY

March 26 – MJB Reviewers – REVIEW, GIVEAWAY

March 26 – Mysteries with Character – SPOTLIGHT

March 27 – Cozy Up With Kathy – REVIEW, AUTHOR INTERVIEW

March 27 – A Holland Reads – REVIEW, GIVEAWAY

March 28 – Community Bookstop – AUTHOR INTERVIEW, GIVEAWAY

March 28 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, &, Sissy, Too! – SPOTLIGHT, GIVEAWAY

March 29 – A Cozy Experience – REVIEW, GUEST POST, GIVEAWAY

March 29 – Socrates’ Book Reviews – REVIEW, GIVEAWAY

March 30 – Melina’s Book Blog – REVIEW

March 30 – Varietats – REVIEW, GUEST POST

March 31 – Moonlight Rendezvous – REVIEW, GUEST POST

March 31 – StoreyBook Reviews – REVIEW

April 1 – The Montana Bookaholic – REVIEW

April 1 – Bookworm Cafe – REVIEW

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22 thoughts on “Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours–The Uninvited Corpse

  1. Thank you for your wonderful review and information on “The Uninvited Corpse ” by Debra Sennefelder as well as being part of the book tour.

    This book is on my TBR list and I’d love the opportunity to read it. I appreciate the chance to win a copy!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  2. This sounds like a great start to a new series. I really like the food blogger storyline. Looking forward to reading.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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