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Death of a Bachelorette By Laura Levine: Review/Giveaway

IN THE August 19 ISSUE

FROM THE 2017 Articles,
andMysteryrat's Maze,
andSandra Murphy

by Sandra Murphy

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

This time Jaine Austen (no relation to you-know-who) has it made. She’s been hired to write for a reality show set on an island near Tahiti. With neighbor Lance to mist her Boston fern daily and the okay to bring her cat Prozac along for the ride, she’s off to a tropical paradise.

Except—with Jaine, there’s always an except—the house is not quite finished, and the crew stays in cabins with active wildlife or in Jaine’s case, on the third floor. With no air conditioning. And a giant water bug. Prozac loves it. A maid brings her fresh fish for every meal, the only fan is aimed at her, and there’s an escape route so she can go “visit” the fish in Mannie’s office. book

Mannie is the producer. He smokes $50 cigars that smell of ‘eau de outhouse,’ eats steak every night, and brags about how much the network loves Some Day My Prince Will Come. The crew eats outdated airline meals. The vending machine has petrified snacks for a price, unless you know just where to hit it. Mannie’s office fridge has Eskimo pies and Dove bars. To say morale is low is an exaggeration. There is no morale left.

Dallas is one of the contestants. Her daddy is rich, and she’s gorgeous. Brianna has gorgeous red hair and is super tall and willowy. Hope is petite and cute as can be but with a wicked gleam in her eye. The bachelor is Spencer, 87th in line for the throne of England. He’s none too bright which is where Jaine comes in. She’s to write his dialogue. He also cannot remember a thing. Cue cards? Might have helped, had he not been dyslexic. It’s best to let him ad lib which means he says, “Brilliant!” at regular intervals.

Jaine has romantic problems of her own when the local King decides she’s the woman for him. What sounds like a good deal has its flaws—giant flaws!

Back home, Lance got Jaine’s car painted—taxi cab yellow. There were a number of “little accidents” during the process but no worries, Lance got a date out of it. In Florida, it’s a mini-version of Dancing with the Stars at the retirement home.

Jaine’s on a countdown until it’s time to leave the island when a murder happens. She’d stay out of it, but local authorities (one with a copy of Fingerprinting for Dummies at hand) say no one can leave until the case is solved. That changes everything!

This is the seventeenth book in the Jaine Austen Mystery series. Jaine continues to entertain, Prozac provides insight from a kitty’s point of view (it’s all about ME), and Lance…does he ever listen? (The answer is no.) It’s a good thing for Jaine’s sanity, or what’s left of it, that Mom and Dad are several states away.

To enter to win a copy of Death of a Bachelorette, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “bachelorette,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen August 26, 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.

Use this link to purchase the book & a portion goes to help support KRL & indie bookstore Mysterious Galaxy:

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Sandra Murphy lives in the shadow of the Arch, in the land of blues, booze and shoes—St Louis, Missouri. While writing magazine articles to support her mystery book habit, she secretly polishes mystery books of her own, hoping, someday, they will see the light of Barnes and Noble and a Kindle. You can find several of Sandra’s short stories at Untreed Reads including her newest, “Arthur,” included in the anthology titled, Flash and Bang, available now. Look for Denali, in the anthology Dogs and Dragons.

Disclosure: This post contains links to an affiliate program, for which we receive a few cents if you make purchases using those links. 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.

{ 29 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lynn August 19, 2017 at 10:25am

I adore the cover – just HAS to be a GREAT read, thanks for sharing with us!


2 Pam Priborsky August 19, 2017 at 3:04pm

Looks like a fun read!


3 Ellen Byron
Twitter: @ellenbyronla
August 19, 2017 at 6:04pm

Sounds super funny!
A recent post from Ellen Byron: An exclusive interview with Louisiana’s legendary Edwin EdwardsMy Profile


4 Marilyn
Twitter: @MarilynWatson18
August 19, 2017 at 10:11pm

This sounds so good. I love cozy mysteries. Please enter me.
Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com


5 Brittany
Twitter: @ilovefinnegan
August 20, 2017 at 7:35am

Janie Austin always has such great adventures, well not so great for her all the time but I love them. utaker555(at)gmail(dot)com


6 Annette Naish August 20, 2017 at 9:43am

This series is terrific. Jaine is a terrific heroine. She is funny and smart and did I mention funny? Would love to win this book.


7 Lorraine Bowen August 20, 2017 at 10:16am

You had me at Dove Bars!
raineybird at yahoo dot com


8 Dianne B August 20, 2017 at 2:31pm

I have read previous books in this series. Looking forward to reading Death of a Bachelorette.


9 Dianne Casey August 20, 2017 at 3:30pm

This is such a fun series. I love Jaine Austen. Can’t wait to read.


10 Kay Garrett2
Twitter: @arkieclown
August 20, 2017 at 8:09pm

Loved reading about Death of a Bachelorette and have now added it to my TBR list. Thank you so much for the review! I’d love to win a copy so that I could get it on my read list. 🙂


11 Carl August 21, 2017 at 11:18am

Amazing that this series has been going on for 16 books already and just popped up on my radar. I’d better get started, thanks for the chance to win. crs(at)codedivasites(dot)com


12 Doward Wilson August 21, 2017 at 8:16pm

I haven’t read this series in a long time. Sounds like it is time to catch up.


13 Carole S August 22, 2017 at 1:16pm

I’m really looking forward to reading this one!


14 Jill Broussard August 22, 2017 at 1:54pm

Recently discovered Laura Levine, but haven’t read anything yet. All of the reviews are amazing. I can’t wait to read her books. Thank you for the opportunity! minishoes(at)msn(dot)com


15 shelly August 22, 2017 at 2:12pm

Your books seem to always amuse me and I love the characters and especially the emails from her parent.


16 Lauren Dottin-Radel August 22, 2017 at 2:52pm

This book is amazing and I love how Laura Levine writes and has me cracking up more and more


17 Rosamund Merill August 22, 2017 at 3:01pm

Sounds like wonderful romp with Prozac and the gang!


18 Linda Pearl August 22, 2017 at 4:35pm

Knowing I’m going to have Laura’s book to read, makes me want to eat, go get a get a cat and settle in. ??


19 Sylvia York August 22, 2017 at 6:49pm

I love these books! I can’t put the book down. Hope the author keeps them coming!! Thank you Laura and Prozac!!


20 Heather August 22, 2017 at 9:48pm

Cute cover. I can’t wait to read it.


21 Valerie Hoynacki August 23, 2017 at 1:46pm

I love to travel vicariously – and to read copies!!


22 Donamae
Twitter: @donamaekutska
August 23, 2017 at 1:55pm

Thank you for the chance. Awesome cover


23 Donamae
Twitter: @donamaekutska
August 23, 2017 at 1:56pm

Thank you for the chance. Neat cover


24 Margaret Rushton
Twitter: @cupcake5858
August 23, 2017 at 2:59pm

The cover is adorable!!


25 Rhonda Sowers August 23, 2017 at 3:59pm

This series is the best!


26 Kathleen Kendler
Twitter: @Kathleen
August 24, 2017 at 12:23pm

Cute cover!
kckendler at gmail dot com


27 SHELLEY S. August 24, 2017 at 6:09pm

WOULD LOVE TO TRY THIS BOOK! calicolady60@hotmail.com


28 Caryn St.Clair August 25, 2017 at 3:27pm

I love this seres!
Thanks for the chance to win.


29 Lorie
Twitter: @mysteryrat
August 28, 2017 at 2:12pm

We have a winner!


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