by Cynthia Chow
Details at the end of this post on how to win a copy of The Readaholics and the Poirot Puzzle, and a link to purchase it where a portion goes to help support KRL.
As the owner of Eventful!, professional event organizer Amy-Faye Johnson prides herself on always having a schedule and a comprehensive agenda prepared for the celebrations she plans. The grand opening of her brother Derek’s brewpub, Elysium Brewing, is testing all of her party-planning abilities. Despite her every precaution it is plagued by fire, overflowing toilets, a protest by Women Outing Serial Cheaters (WOSC)…and a dead body. Gordon Marsh was a venture capitalist partner in Elysium Brewing, and while he was the target of a multitude of angry women, it was Derek with whom he last engaged in an outright brawl. Despite Heaven, Colorado Detective Lindell Hart’s growing relationship with Amy-Faye, he is unable to do anything else but focus on the evidence that is leading right towards Derek’s door.
Fortunately for Derek and the Johnson family, Amy-Faye has her Readaholics book club at the ready to provide their vast array of investigative skills, only some of which have been acquired through their love of mystery reading. Their recent selection of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express may have them doubting the plausibility of an effective conspiracy, but they also can’t deny the cascade of disasters that led to Gordon’s final resting place in Elysium’s dumpster.
The extremely prolific author, who also writes under the names Lila Dare and Ella Barrick, excels at crafting brilliantly funny dialogue and humorous situations. The added twist of this series incorporating classic mystery novels into the plots only ensures that readers will fall even more in love with DiSilverio’s books. Amy-Faye is as relentless in her efforts to clear her brother as she is meticulous in her event-planning, and both prove to be sheer entertainment for readers. Between booking “tasteful” male strippers and coordinating an HOA neighborhood garage sale, Amy-Faye’s events are always as intricate as they are fun. The Readaholics are a thoroughly engaging cast of likable characters themselves, ensuring that readers will definitely be placing their adventures on their must-read booklists.
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