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Death Crashes the Party By Vickie Fee: Review/Giveaway

IN THE January 2 ISSUE

FROM THE 2016 Articles,
andCynthia Chow,
andMysteryrat's Maze

by Cynthia Chow

Details at the end of this post on how to win a copy of Death Crashes the Party, and a link to purchase it where a portion goes to help support KRL.

As a professional party-planner and the sole owner of Liv 4 Fun, Liv McKay’s life revolves around meticulously maintained schedules and lists. What the Dixie, Tennessee native definitely did not have on her agenda was discovering the bodies of Duane and Darrell Farrell, one stuffed in a client’s freezer and his brother stashed with the garbage. In this tiny Southern town where gossip spreads information faster than a police scanner, Liv worries that the murders will have an impact on her growing business. What proves to be far more mortifying is the discovery of evidence linking Liv’s father-in-law Daddy Wayne to drug trafficking within his trucking business.

When a health condition forces Daddy Wayne into the hospital, Liv is unable to sit on the sidelines while the FBI and the town’s judgmental opinion descends on him. With the help of her best friend Diane—and Di’s medicinal daiquiris—Liv attempts to question the Farrell brothers’ neighbors, civil war reenactors, and even suffers a horrendous perm in a beauty shop interrogation all in order to ensure that justice is done.book

This engaging debut mystery thoroughly entertains with its very Southern characters and setting. Liv and Di’s long friendship is a highlight of the novel, as they continue to rely on one another for emotional support, a comforting ear, and a place to crash after a long night of drinking. The author also crafts one of the more realistic and enjoyable depictions of a loving, decade-long marriage. Liv and Larry Joe have a very romantic, sexy relationship, but she can also be completely exasperated with his inability to complete one single home renovation project.

This first of the series establishes firm groundwork for future novels, and while here Liv sacrifices much of her party-planning duties for the sake of her investigations, helpful party tips and the always-charming Southern aspects ensure for an entertaining and very humorous read.

To enter to win a copy of Death Crashes the Party, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “party,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen January 9, 2016. U.S. residents only. If entering via email please include your mailing address, and if via comment please include your email address.

Check out other mystery articles, reviews, book giveaways & short stories in our mystery section.

You can use this link to order this book & a portion goes to help support KRL & an indie bookstore:

Cynthia Chow is the branch manager of Kaneohe Public Library on the island of Oahu. She balances a librarian lifestyle of cardigans and hair buns with a passion for motorcycle riding and regrettable tattoos (sorry, Mom).

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jeanetta January 2, 2016 at 4:12am

This book sounds like a fun read. I am looking forward to it. Thank you for the giveaway.
myrifraf (at) gmail (dot) com


2 Kathleen Costa January 2, 2016 at 9:38am

Party! Party! Southern-style! I love getting in on the ground floor of a series.


3 Dianne Casey January 2, 2016 at 9:47am

Can’t wait to read. Sounds like a great book. Great giveaway, thanks.


4 Mary Marcincin January 2, 2016 at 10:37am

Thank you for the chance to win.


5 Daniele K January 2, 2016 at 11:21am

This looks like a fun start to a new series. Thanks for the chance to win.


6 Wanda downs January 2, 2016 at 3:12pm

I would love to win and read this


7 Gloria Burke January 2, 2016 at 7:28pm

I love the cover! I am keeping my fingers crossed in hopes of winning Thanks
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8 Doward Wilson January 2, 2016 at 9:35pm

Sounds like a series to read. I have added it to my TBR list.


9 Linda Kuzminczuk
Twitter: @Lkuzminczuk
January 3, 2016 at 3:28am

Lovely cover….thanks for the giveaway.


10 Valerie Hoynacki January 3, 2016 at 7:55am

OK, another new author (to me) to add to my list – read on!!!


11 Meg C January 5, 2016 at 1:36pm

Sounds like this will be an interesting beginning for this series. Looking forward to reading it. Thanks for the chance to win.



12 Shannon
Twitter: @SMU51992
January 6, 2016 at 4:06pm

Thank you for the giveaway! It sounds like a great series. I’ll have to go back and look for the first one!



13 Jeanie Dannheim
Twitter: @JeanieDannheim
January 6, 2016 at 7:12pm

Thank you for the chance to win! I had already tried on Goodreads contest, too – sounds like a fun new series, have been interested in it since first seeing it. The colors and design of the cover art are a delight, too!


14 Lorie
Twitter: @mysteryrat
January 19, 2016 at 11:18am

We have a winner!
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