Friday, September 14, 2012

Book Review Time!

"DEATH IN DAHLONEGA" by Deborah Malone


Great First Book for Deborah Malone! Five Stars!


"Dahlonega" sounds like "bologna" should sound like, but this book is no baloney! The story has all the elements readers like me look for in a cozy mystery - good characters, interesting setting and tight plot. Trixie, Dee Dee and Nana are memorable gals to connect with in the story, from Trixie's beginning a simple job assignment as a reporter, to her battling for her best friend Dee Dee's life as an accused murderer. The bloody axe on the cover stayed with me the whole time! Throw in a little romance and humor for spice, and voila - you have an entertaining read. "Death in Dahlonega" is also rated G which I appreciated. Now, I won't tell you anymore, just read it for yourself. Oh, one other thing (I simply can't resist), the action scene in the bedroom was my favorite part. No - it's not what you may think. 

P.S. Good news! Deborah Malone's second book "Murder in Marietta" is due out this fall.

Hmm. All this talk of suspense calls for a bowl of Quick Tortilla Chicken Soup - Yum! The recipe is in the Cozy Kitchen.


QUICK TORTILLA CHICKEN SOUP








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Nancy Jill Thames is the author of the Jillian Bradley Mysteries - stories often set in exclusive hotels and resorts, based on real life travel adventures with her husband of 44 years. Her mysteries incorporate her love of afternoon tea, which has earned her the title of “Queen of Afternoon Tea.” She holds a music degree from UT Austin and lives in Leander, Texas where she is a member of the Leander Writers Guild. She has won awards for her blogs,  a pie contest for her Chip Chocolate Cream Pie, and has been on the Author Watch Bestseller List numerous times. Nancy Jill is busy working on "Waiting for Santa,"   due out in November 2012 a murder mystery taking place on Christmas Eve near Jillian Bradley’s home in Clover Hills.

To check out her books, Murder in Half Moon Bay, The Ghost Orchid Murder, From the Clutches of Evil, The Mark of Eden, and Pacific Beach, please visit the Cozy Book Store and her blogs: 
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7 comments:

  1. Thanks for the review Jill. I'm going to look for The Ghost Orchid Murder now.
    Deborah Malone
    "Death in Dahlonega"

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  2. You're welcome! Good luck with "Death in Murietta!"

    ~Nancy Jill

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    1. Thanks Jill - but it is "Murder in Marietta" LOL There are some people in the South that would pronounce it Murietta. LOL

      Deborah Malone
      "Death in Dahlonega"

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  3. Thank you for the review. I just received this book in the mail yesterday!!The cover is goregous. You can buy the paperback at Amazon today for just $2.47!! I know that kindle versions are cheaper but it is worth it to me to hold the book in my hands.

    Eager for her second book.

    Carol

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    1. Hi Carol,

      I too look forward to her next book "Murder in Marietta." I think it's launching soon. We'll make the announcement for sure on Cozy Mystery Magazine.

      Enjoy your weekend!

      ~Nancy Jill Thames
      Author of the Jillian Bradley Mysteries
      "Queen of Afternoon Tea" Celebrity Author Interviews

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    2. Thanks Carol. I hope you enjoy, "Death in Dahlonega." I can't believe Amazon has it so cheap. Now is the time to buy. Yes, Murder in Marietta should be out by the end of the year. Just finished up some edits and back to the publisher. I keep everyone posted. Be sure and sign up for my Deborah Malone Author page on Facebook. Thanks again, Jill.
      Deborah Malone

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    3. You're welcome, Debbie. My pleasure!

      ~Nancy Jill

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