The Readaholics and the Poirot Puzzle By Laura DiSilverio: Review/Giveaway

Jan 9, 2016 | 2016 Articles, Cynthia Chow, Mysteryrat's Maze

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

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.

To enter to win a copy of The Readaholics and the Poirot Puzzle, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “poirot,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen January 16, 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).


  1. Looks like a great read and makes me want to read Orient Express too! Thanks for the chance to win.

  2. “Readaholics” is a great name for a book club, and add investigating skills, I wanna be a member!

  3. This sounds like a must read for me! Thankyou for the opportunity! Jill;

  4. Sounds like a great book! Would love to give it a happy home! Thanks for the chance!

  5. I love the cover, would love to have that cozy area in my house. And …. the story sounds great, too!!!

  6. I love books that incorporate humor into the mystery, and this looks like just what I would enjoy.

  7. Oh my, wonder if my book club could solve murder mysteries. Hmmmm, something to ponder.

  8. The first book in this series was great. I can’t wait to read this one.

  9. Always fun to see old favorites (like Agatha Christie books) being woven into new favorites (Laura DiSilverio’s). That this series is done by a great author? Makes it even better. Thanks for the chance to win.

  10. I would love to win and read it

  11. We have a winner!

  12. I recently read Laura’s book ‘Swift Justice’ and can’t wait to read more of her work. It was laugh-out-loud funny while presenting a real mystery. Thank you for the opportunity to win her book ‘The Readaholics and the Poirot Puzzle.’ Since I love Agatha Christie and I love books (mysteries in particular), I can’t wait to read it.


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