Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Death By Bourbon by Abigail Keam


Doreen Doris Mayfield DeWitt tapped her tapered glossy ruby nails on the gleaming end table while watching the woman pace before her. Although she felt like swiping the woman with her claws, she remained passive, watching as her guest spewed forth countless words trying to explain her situation. 

Title: Death by Bourbon
Author: Abigail Keam
ISBN: 9780615651590
Publisher: Worker Bee Press/2012
Pages: 196

Book Description:

Life takes a dramatic turn for Josiah when she witnesses a death at an engagement party for Matt. Matt? Yes, Matt.

Charming socialite Addison DeWitt falls into a fit after taking a sip of bourbon. That would be upsetting enough, but Josiah is sure it is murder. However, no one will believe her except for Lady Elsmere and Meriah Caldwell, the famous mystery writer. The three of them conspire to bring the murderer to justice. It turns out the suspect is always three steps ahead of them.
To make matters worse, Josiah's daughter, Asa decides to move to London, Franklin leaves town and Jake starts singing a different tune. Josiah doubts her ability to meet the future alone. Maybe it's time to sell the Butterfly and move to Florida with the rest of the old folks.

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My thoughts:

With ups and downs, this book made a very enjoyable read. It has wit, humour and suspense mixed in the right ingredients. I especially loved Asa, Josiah's daughter. The two sentences given below are taken from a letter she wrote to her mother. For all those who love a good whodunnit and cozy mystery, this makes a great any time read.

"The frame is covered from silver melted from the jewelry Dad took that awful evening when he left us. I figure things are pretty even now."

~~Page 193


26 comments:

fredamans said...

Very interesting teaser! I'm still taken aback by her claws.

Margaret @ BooksPlease said...

Wit, humour and suspense would draw me in!

Pat @ Posting For Now said...

The ruby nails hooked me. This sounds like a great read. Enjoy!

Harvee @ Book Dilettante said...

This is a mystery/cozy novel I'd enjoy. Nice teaser!

cynthia2729 said...

Good teaser, sounds like an interesting read. Thanks for stopping by my site.

Kristen Williams said...

Great teaser...crazy ruby claws she has :-) I've actually never read a cozy before.

Kathy Martin said...

Great visual in your teaser. Come see my teasers for Heart of Obsidian by Nalini Singh and Ink by Amanda Sun. Happy reading!

Julianne Faith said...

Its very mysterious. Great teaser!

~Jules

Catherine @ Book Club Librarian said...

Sounds like a great summer read! I love cozy mysteries and will give this one a try.

Here's my Tuesday post: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2013/06/first-chapter-first-paragraph-18-and.html

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Love the imagery of the opener. Thanks for sharing.

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Carol Ford said...

Great post! I am intrigued. Check out my TT here: http://meandu-justthinking.blogspot.ca/2013/06/teaser-tuesdays.html

Felicia said...

Sounds like a feisty read. Thanks for sharing and stopping by :)

bookskeepmesane said...

her claws? that's really scary!

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Sandy Nachlinger said...

Yes, I do love cozy mysteries and this sounds like a good one.
My Teaser is from THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS.

Lisa (Lost in Literature) said...

Sounds like the perfect cozy mystery. Thanks for sharing! :)

Alan said...

Thanks for visiting my blog!

Pooch said...

This sounds like a good story! I posted about a cozy mystery too!

:)

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

SOunds like a has the potential to be an enjoyable mystery. I'm so happy you decided to join us this week - thanks.

Christine Rains said...

Great teaser! Sounds like an interesting read.

Yvonne said...

I have this one on my Kindle and I hope to get to it soon! It sounds so good.

Paulita said...

Sounds like a good read. Here's Mine

Denise @ Life With No Plot said...

Love that character description!

Eustacia Tan said...

Sounds interesting! I can't decide whether I like this character of not!

Thanks for stopping by my blog~

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The Autumn Review said...

Interesting! Thanks!

Elizabeth said...

Sounds so good.

THANKS for the review.

Stopping by from Cym's Book Party.

Elizabeth
Silver's Reviews
My Blog

stacybuckeye said...

I can think of worse things than death by bourbon ;)