I’m so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for author Charlotte Stuart and her new book Survival Can Be Deadly. This is the first book in her Discount Detective Mystery series.
Survival Can Be Deadly: A Discount Detective Mystery
1st in Series
Publisher: Walrus Publishing (September 10, 2019)
An imprint of Amphorae Publishing Group
Paperback: 308 pages
Digital ASIN: B07Q8TKP7T
I really enjoyed this story . . . The mystery itself was quite interesting . . . I will definitely watch for more by this author.
~Carla Loves to Read
This book is so funny, it reminds me of the early Stephanie Plum mysteries, but not as wacky. The mystery was well-paced.
~Diane Reviews Books
The whole book is filled with so much humor that you won’t be able to put this down. It’s a madcap mystery, and I highly recommend it! Hurry up and get book two done, please!!
~CHRISTY’S COZY CORNERS
When single mom and recent widow Cameron Chandler takes a much-needed job at Penny-wise Investigations, a detective agency conveniently located in a suburban shopping mall, she grabs the chance to reinvent herself. Her first case is to locate a runaway girl, something her predecessor had been pursuing before he disappeared. Following in his footsteps, the trail leads to a survivalist camp on a remote island in northern Puget Sound. Armed with only a Swiss Army Knife and her quirky on-the-job training as a suburban sleuth, Cameron uncovers more than she bargained for. She soon finds herself in a fight for her own survival in this lighthearted mystery set in Seattle and the San Juan Islands to the north.
The theme of this book was unique and I really enjoyed that. A discount detective agency at a mall, that grabbed my attention right away.
The characters are well written and well developed. The cast of characters are quirky and unusual and they all have their own special area of expertise. Combined as a whole, they make a great detective team. Cameron is smart and gutsy and she will do whatever it takes to provide for her kids. I enjoyed the fact that she was older and has a family, that was refreshing.
The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and these descriptions pulled me in from the very beginning of the book. There was enough mystery and suspense and, even though I thought I had it figured out a couple of times, I was wrong, and that was okay.
I would recommend this book to anyone enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery. This book contained a full price mystery at a discount price.
I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book and provided my honest review.
In a world filled with uncertainty and too little chocolate, Charlotte Stuart, PhD, has taught college courses in communication, gone commercial fishing in Alaska, and was the VP of HR and Training for a large credit union. Her current passion is for writing lighthearted mysteries with a pinch of adventure and a dollop of humor. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys watching herons, eagles, seals and other sea life from her Vashon Island home office.
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