I’m so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for author Annette Dashofy and her new release Fair Game. This is the eighth book in her A Zoe Chambers Mystery series. I have read every book in the series and I have loved them all. Zoe and Pete are two of my all-time favorite characters.
Fair Game (A Zoe Chambers Mystery)
8th in Series
Henery Press (May 14, 2019)
Hardcover: 286 pages
Paperback: 286 pages
Digital ASIN: B07NSBHMRR
This is a wonderful series with great, realistic characters. I love Zoe and Pete. They are both intelligent, caring, loyal and somewhat emotional.
~Carla Loves To Read
One of the great aspects of this endearing cozy mystery series is that a reader can jump in and just be entertained even if one hasn’t read the series in order.
~Mallory Heart’s Cozies
Annette Dashofy again takes us on a wild ride as she crams all 286 pages full of a mystery the latches on and won’t let go.
~Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book
I loved the setting of the county fair..and could easily envision everything that was happening.
~A Chick Who Reads
Paramedic Zoe Chambers hoped a week at the Monongahela County Fair, showing her horse and manning the ambulance, would provide a much-needed diversion from recent events that continue to haunt her.
An old friend, a bossy nemesis, and a teenage crush from her 4-H days fail to offer the distraction she had in mind. But ever the caregiver, she soon bonds with a troubled teen and a grieving father.
Back in Vance Township, a missing woman turns up dead, leading Police Chief Pete Adams into a journey through her mysterious final hours. With each new clue, the tragic circumstances of her death grow increasingly muddied.
A cryptic phone call leads Pete to join Zoe for an evening at the fairgrounds where the annual school bus demolition derby concludes with a gruesome discovery and a new case that may or may not be connected to the first.
Pete’s quest for the motive behind two homicides—and Zoe’s stubborn determination to reunite a family—thrust them both onto a collision course with a violent and desperate felon.
The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and it was these descriptions that pulled me into the story right from the very beginning. I could picture in my mind’s eye the fair going on, the midway, the games and the food booths. It made me want to go a a county fair and experience these things in real time.
The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy exciting read. The mysteries are well plotted and move along at a steady even pace. There is more than one dead body found, and that means even for clues to sift through. This was not an easy mystery to solve, which is how I like it.
The characters are well developed, well rounded and three dimensional. Zoe has a heart of gold and wants to help everyone that she meets. Sometimes this gets her into trouble, but that is who she is. Pete is a great Police Chief and he wants Vance Township to be as safe as it can be. And that includes Zoe, his girlfriend and the love of his life. When these two work together, there is not much that can stop them When I get to spend time with Zoe and Pete, I am a happy camper.
I very highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery. It is definitely one of my very favorite series and when a new book is released, I savor it like a great meal. I am so looking forward to the next one.
I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book provided by the publisher, Henery Press, and Edelweiss, which I greatly appreciate.
Annette Dashofy is the USA Today best-selling author of the Zoe Chambers mystery series about a paramedic and deputy coroner in rural Pennsylvania’s tight-knit Vance Township. CIRCLE OF INFLUENCE was a finalist for the Agatha Award for Best First Novel of 2014 and BRIDGES BURNEDwas nominated for the 2015 Agatha for Best Contemporary Novel.
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