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Murder Wears White By Stephanie Blackmoore: Review/Giveaway

IN THE February 11 ISSUE

FROM THE 2017 Articles,
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by Cynthia Chow

Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win a copy of Murder Wears White. We also have a link to order it from Amazon, and from an indie bookstore where a portion goes to help support KRL.

After inheriting a run-down historical mansion in Port Quincy, Pennsylvania, from her ex-fiancé’s aunt, Mallory Shepard planned to renovate it into a Bed and Breakfast where she would base her new business as a wedding planner. With her first ceremony moved up eight months and rezoning permits caught in Planning Commission hell, the chances of the B&B being ready in just a month look bleak. Mallory just couldn’t resist the pleas from her first bride, as the last wish of Whitney Scanlon’s dying father is to walk her down the aisle. That’s especially important since Whitney’s mother disappeared twenty years ago, was found murdered ten years ago, and her convicted killer was represented by local attorney Garrett Davies. Mallory and Garrett may not have had an official date, yet, but they’ve been steadily inching in that direction; what may not speed up the pace is Garrett’s belief that his client was innocent. book

Rumors of the mansion being haunted and already plagued by accidents had workers skittish, but it takes a nearly fatal fall by Mallory’s sister Rachel to have them calling in the professionals. In this case, that turns out to be the Port Quincy Paranormal Society, led by the chin-dimpled Hunter Heywood. Rachel is completely on board with his ghost-hunting efforts that could land them on a reality television show, but Mallory is far more concerned with a living threat menacing the wedding plans. After Whitney’s aunt suffers from a fatal allergic reaction during a tasting menu, Mallory is further drawn into their family’s mysteries in order to save the ceremony and Mallory’s business.

This carefully constructed mystery weaves together numerous plots that succeed in being resolved in logical and satisfactory manners. Mallory’s ex continues to be a massive irritant in her life, and the arrival of Garrett’s ex-girlfriend heralds even more complications. Mallory’s talented, but opinionated, decorator mother will be needed if the B&B is ever to get completed, but her own relationship snafus usher in no small amount of chaos when it involves the lead contractor and his Witch-on-wheels, fortune-telling mother. As a friend lists off, Mallory has house trouble, permit trouble, ghost trouble, and man trouble. Mallory also has a talented baker of a sister, a maybe-boyfriend who definitely has her back, and more than enough smarts to figure out the many puzzles plaguing her life. A chocolate wedding menu, three adorable Westies, and small-town politics ensure for a fun-spirited and lively mystery, one sure to be solved by its intelligent and capable heroine.

To enter to win a copy of Murder Wears White, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “white,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen February 18, 2017. 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.

Click on this link to purchase this book & a portion goes to help support KRL & an indie bookstore Mysterious Galaxy:

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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).

Disclosure: This post contains links to an affiliate program, for which we receive a few cents if you make purchases. KRL also receives free copies of most of the books that it reviews, that are provided in exchange for an honest review of the book.

{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Bertha Hammond February 11, 2017 at 7:20am

Sounds like a great story. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of Murder Wears White.



2 Donamae Kutska
Twitter: @donamaekutska
February 11, 2017 at 7:31pm

Wow! Sounds awesome I really want this book!


3 Donamae Kutska
Twitter: @donamaekutska
February 11, 2017 at 7:32pm

Wow! Sounds awesome I really want this book! Hope to read it soon.


4 Lynn February 12, 2017 at 3:51am

Thanks for offering to us!


5 Nora-Adrienne
Twitter: @NoraAdrienne
February 12, 2017 at 7:18am

I love mysteries where the heroine inherits a house just when she needs a new start. Adding in the murder, the bride and the hot lawyer just make it better. Yes please, I’d love to win a copy of this book.
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6 Judy Weaver February 12, 2017 at 9:25am

Love stories about B&B’s. Love this cover!


7 Karen B February 12, 2017 at 10:50am

inheritances and family mysteries are perfectly paired for great cozy stories. Sounds so intriguing.


8 peggy clayton February 12, 2017 at 10:54am

This sounds so good love cozies would love to read and review on goodreads and amazon also mention to library that is new. ptclayton2@aol.com


9 Doward Wilson February 12, 2017 at 4:50pm

Thanks for a chance to win this book, it sounds like a series I will enjoy.


10 Wendy Clark February 13, 2017 at 4:52am

Love cozies with a library or B&B backdrop. Thank you!


11 Donna Gantt February 13, 2017 at 6:06am

I love to read books involving old mansions. Thanks for offering a copy of this book to win!


12 Dianne Casey February 14, 2017 at 7:44pm

“Murder Wears White” sounds like a great read. A haunted mansion and a wedding has the makings of an interesting story.


13 Lorraine Bowen February 15, 2017 at 9:12am

Looks good.
raineybird at yahoo dot com


14 Kathleen Kendler
Twitter: @Kathleen
February 15, 2017 at 10:41am

Thank-you for the opportunity. looking forward to reading this book.
kckendler at gmail dot com


15 johnna smith
Twitter: @johnnabooks135
February 15, 2017 at 12:58pm

what a fun sounding book complete with ghosts! Thank you for the chance to win a copy.



16 Debbie Price February 16, 2017 at 9:34pm

I really like finding a new to me series. Thank you for the chance to wind this book.


17 Karin A. February 17, 2017 at 10:44pm

Sounds interesting. The westies are cute!

karin56381 (at) gmail.com


18 Lorie
Twitter: @mysteryrat
February 21, 2017 at 12:24pm

We have a winner!


19 Marlene Ezell February 25, 2017 at 6:51pm

This is a new author to me. It would be nice to win a copy.


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