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The Halloween House By Kathi Daley: Review/Giveaway

IN THE August 25 ISSUE

FROM THE 2018 Articles,
andKathleen Costa,
andMysteryrat's Maze,

by Kathleen Costa

Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win either a print or kindle copy of The Halloween House, and a link to purchase it from Amazon.

Tess and Tilly Are on the Case!

Kathi Daley first published her now four-book Tess and Tilly Cozy Mystery in 2017 introducing Tess Thomas, postal carrier and amateur sleuth in White Eagle, Montana. She makes her rounds with golden retriever Tilly delivering cards, letters, packages, and polite, sometimes gossipy, conversation. Joining Tess and Tilly we have BFF/Book Boutique owner Bree Price, Mom and Aunt Ruthie who own a popular café, brother/deputy Mike, childhood friend/computer wiz Tony Marconi, and a whole Main Street full of delightful, if not quirky, friends. Everyone seems to have their own valuable role in determining suspects, uncovering motives, and finding solutions, and now, another engaging mystery has all the residents of White Eagle waiting to see what arrives in the mail. Additionally Tess and Tony are working together to uncover details behind Tess’s father’s death fifteen years ago which has recently been put into question…a letter, photos, and a disturbing phone call have added to the mystery. mystery book cover

The Halloween House earns 5/5 Pumpkins…Very Clever and Engaging!

“Speaking of spooky Halloween houses, did you hear someone moved into the Harrington place?” Hap Hollister explains to a very interested Tess that a decades empty mansion on the outskirts of town has a new owner; the surprise revelation has an actual relative inheriting the property. A house swirling with strange stories of a missing daughter, premature deaths, and suicides have subjected the house to larger-than-life rumors of curses and ghosts. But Deputy Mike receives a disturbing phone call about the new owner finding a skeleton in the closet…literally!

Tess has been struggling with the idea her father thought to be dead this past fifteen years may not have died in the fiery crash. She hasn’t shared this information with her family, even though her brother’s law enforcement connections could be an asset. However, she has enlisted Tony and his expert computer skills and equipment to search for answers. More photos appeared, names uncovered, surveillance noted, and documents found, but it has only led to more questions than answers.

Another marvelous adventure from Kathi Daley! This series is a favorite offering a clever mystery that slowly reveals clues through a realistic investigation. Of course, Tess works with law enforcement, it’s her brother, but she also asks questions and explores evidence in a way that the reader doesn’t have to suspend belief. Daley’s first-person narrative style is informative and engaging, but she doesn’t just rely on it. She includes an entertaining banter that best illustrates emotions and personality.

But, life goes on beyond the mystery d’jour. Tony is field testing video games. Tess continues to help Brady manage adoptions from the animal shelter, BFF Bree and brother Mike continue to navigate their budding romance, as does Tony and Tess. We are also treated to what Kathi Daley does best…holidays. Everyone is prepping for Halloween with orange fairy lights, cobwebs, and Jack o’ Lantern pumpkins. Add to that the marvelous recipes and you have a signature hit from Kathi Daley!

Delicious Daley Fan Club!
Kathi Daley always provides some wonderful easy-to-follow recipes. In this book you can enjoy several delicious choices for the perfect family dinner! From Kathi herself we have Mountain Man Beef Stew, Chicken Tortilla Casserole, and Pot Roast with Sour Cream Sauce, then submitted by members of her Facebook recipe exchange group we have Pam’s Tortilla Soup, Sharon’s Chowder, Patty’s Ground Beef Biscuits, and Vivian’s Swedish Meatballs…Yum!

Be a Big Kathi Daley Fan…Like, Visit, Join, and Follow!

Facebook – Kathi Daley Books
Join the Club Kathi Daley Book Club
Join – Kathi Daley Books Recipe Exchange Group
On the Web Kathi Daley Website
Blog – Random Thoughts and Meaningless Musings

To enter to win either a print or kindle copy of The Halloween House, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “halloween house,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen September 8, 2018. U.S. residents only for the print copy. If entering via email please include your mailing address (which will only be used to ship the book to you if you win), and if via comment please include your email address. PLEASE STATE IN ENTRY WHETHER YOU WANT PRINT OR KINDLE. You can read our privacy statement here if you like.

Check out other mystery articles, reviews, book giveaways & mystery short stories in our mystery section. And join our mystery Facebook group to keep up with everything mystery we post, and have a chance at some extra giveaways. Also check our our new mystery podcast!

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Kathleen Costa is a long-time resident of the Central Valley, and although born in Idaho, she considers herself a “California Girl.” Graduating from CSU-Sacramento, she is a 35+ year veteran teacher having taught in grades 1-8 in schools from Sacramento to Los Angeles to Stockton to Lodi. Currently Kathleen is enjoying her retirement revitalizing hobbies along with exploring writing, reading for pleasure, and spending 24/7 with her husband.

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.

{ 60 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Wendy Clark August 25, 2018 at 8:35am

I love holiday-themed cozy mysteries. Please enter me.


2 Meg Gustafson
Twitter: @meg85242
August 25, 2018 at 8:37am

This sounds like a wonderful! I love Tess and Tilly. The recipes sound wonderful since we will be entering fall. I would love a print copy please. Thank you for the offer!


3 Helen Drake August 25, 2018 at 8:44am

I would love to win and read this book.


4 Patricia Bennett August 25, 2018 at 8:45am

I can’t wait to get my hands on this book.


5 Kathleen Kendler
Twitter: @Kathleen
August 25, 2018 at 9:04am

print please, if I win. Thanks for the write up.
kckendler at gmail dot com


6 sally August 25, 2018 at 9:15am

I love this series so far. I can’t wait to read the book. I would like a kindle copy please and thank you. 🙂


7 Margaret Yelton August 25, 2018 at 9:19am

I would love to win and read this book! Thank you for the chance!


8 vickie williams August 25, 2018 at 9:24am

i love Halloween and halloweenbooks!!! Halloween House


9 Kandy Thome August 25, 2018 at 9:29am

Love Halloween and animals. Looks like a great book. Love the cover.


10 amy guillaume linderman August 25, 2018 at 10:05am

i love collecting your books! i love the cover of this one!


11 Sandy Giden August 25, 2018 at 10:28am

Thanks for the chance to win a print copy
sgiden at verizon(.)net


12 Darla Taylor August 25, 2018 at 10:36am

Print copy please.


13 Linda May August 25, 2018 at 10:51am

Love her books they are always an amazing read, Thanks for your generous chance. I would love to win a print copy. lindamay4852@yahoo.com


14 Jerry Pierson August 25, 2018 at 11:07am

My husband and I love Kathi Daley’s books. We enjoy all her series. I need to check into her recipe exchange group and find some easy to make recipes. Thank you for your giveaway and a chance to win an e-book copy of The Halloween House by Kathi Daley.


15 Michele Hayes August 25, 2018 at 11:20am

Love Kathi Daley books and would love to win an ebook. Thanks for the chance.


16 Brenda Yeager August 25, 2018 at 11:20am

Print copy pleaae This looks like another great book thanks for the chance to win
340 E State Route 54
Spaulding IL 62561


17 Janet Graham
Twitter: @JanetGraham
August 25, 2018 at 11:26am

This sounds like such a good story! I love the cover, too.


18 Lezanne Grimaldi August 25, 2018 at 1:08pm

Sounds like a great read. Love a good mystery and love to cook. Recipes in a mystery story: can’t get ant better, unless the food comes with book already cooked.


19 Dianne Bahn August 25, 2018 at 1:23pm

I have read some of Kathi Daley’s previous Halloween mysteries and have enjoyed them a great deal. I would prefer a print copy!


20 Naia Miller August 25, 2018 at 1:24pm

Love Kathi Daley books!


21 Sandy Hemsher
Twitter: @Sandy Hemsher
August 25, 2018 at 3:56pm

I love all of Kathi’s series. An e book would be fine!!


22 Donamae
Twitter: @donamaekutska
August 25, 2018 at 4:39pm

I’d love print and really want to read this book. The cover is really cute and interesting. The book sounds amazing. It sounds perfect a mansion sounds intriguing, Haunted and ghosts perfect. A skeleton in the closet! Can you imagine finding it? Wow? Donamaekutska7@gmail.com


23 Angela Sanford
Twitter: @Collegegirl40
August 25, 2018 at 5:19pm

I absolutely love Kathi’s books. I would love to win a print copy of The Halloween House. Thank you so much for the chance. My email address is sanford.angela@ymail.com


24 Penny Harper
Twitter: @Scoobyspenny10
August 25, 2018 at 7:41pm

A great author great storyline and a beautiful bookcover. Thank you for the chance to win.


25 Robyn K August 25, 2018 at 8:18pm

I love Kathi Daley’s books. Thank you for this chance. If I win, I would like a print copy please. areewekidding(at)yahoo(dot)com


26 Karen C August 25, 2018 at 8:32pm

I love Kathi Daley’s holiday themes. Always a fun read and good mystery. I’d love to win a print copy. kchinetti at gmail dot com.


27 Jackie August 25, 2018 at 10:06pm

Love to win a book by Kathy. Love them


28 Linda Moffitt
Twitter: @LindaMoffitt02
August 25, 2018 at 10:38pm

Thank you for sharing and for the chance
I would ? Love ? to win a print copy ?
iamabho AT gmail DOT com


29 Linda Moffitt
Twitter: @LindaMoffitt02
August 25, 2018 at 10:39pm
30 Jeanine Carlson August 25, 2018 at 11:12pm

I’d love a copy, don’t care if it’s print or Kindle. Thanks for the chance!! somesmartcookle @ aol dot com. cookle has an L, not an i.


31 Margaret August 26, 2018 at 2:19am

I thought I posted this earlier but its not showing or else I am doing something wrong. I would love to receive a print copy of the bool The Halloween House. Thank you for the chance.


32 Annette N August 26, 2018 at 7:20am

This would be a new to me author, but I love any book which is accurate about gossip in a small town. Thanks for the opportunity.


33 Sherie August 26, 2018 at 8:50am

Love your books!
This series is one of my all time favorites.
Print copy


34 DOWARD WILSON August 26, 2018 at 8:53am

Another amazing series from this wonderful author. Thanks for the chance to win.


35 Carl August 26, 2018 at 9:34am

It’s always great to see a new book by Kathi Daley. Please enter my name for the chance to win a print copy. Thanks!! crs(at)codedivasites(dot)com


36 Randi Robinson
Twitter: @wvteddy
August 26, 2018 at 10:37am

I would love to win an ebook. The cover is gorgeous, as are all Kathi’s covers. This book has it all — a spooky old nose, a skeleton in the closet, a golden retriever and adoptions from an animal shelter. Sounds great!


37 Barbara Cameron
Twitter: @mitzisSlave
August 26, 2018 at 12:35pm

What a great cover. Halloween is my favorite holiday because you get to use your imagination & be anything you want. Plus- free candy.
I would love to win a print copy & appreciate the chance.


38 Melissa Davison
Twitter: @Missdavison1974
August 27, 2018 at 5:22am

Love Kathi’s books ?
And I love Halloween ? books!


39 peggy clayton August 27, 2018 at 8:36am

All of Kathi’s book are so darned good and I just love when they are holiday themed. I would love a print copy to read and review on a few sites. ptclayton2@aol.com


40 Pat Walker Pinkston August 27, 2018 at 9:41am

Would love a print copy of Halloween House. Thanks for the chance to win. patwalkerp(at)gmail(dot)com


41 Marilyn
Twitter: @MarilynWatson18
August 27, 2018 at 9:59am

Oh wow I can’t wait to read anything Halloween and now is the time. Ecopy for me if I win Please. Kudos to Kathi for the choice.
Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com


42 Judy Weaver August 27, 2018 at 12:24pm

Love this series!! I prefer a e-book please for my kindle.


43 Teresa Kerr August 27, 2018 at 4:37pm

I would love to win a print copy of this book! Sounds great!


44 Karen B August 27, 2018 at 11:15pm

A new series for me! Print, please.


45 Marlene Ezell August 29, 2018 at 9:10am

Thanks so much for the chance. If I win, I would like a print copy. Kathi Daley writes the best books.


46 Dianne Casey August 29, 2018 at 4:39pm

Sounds like a great Halloween read. I enjoy Kathi’s books.


47 Linda May August 31, 2018 at 8:14am

Love her books & this cover is amazing, Thanks for this very generous chance, I do appreciate it. lindamay4852@yahoo.com


48 Amy Donahue September 2, 2018 at 4:21am

Gorgeous cover; makes me wish I could hop right into the book! Would love to win a print copy for my growing cozy collection 🙂
Donah42 (at)aol (dot)com


49 Marilyn
Twitter: @MarilynWatson18
September 4, 2018 at 5:12am

I love Halloween Stories…this looks great. Should I win a kindle copy please.
Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com


50 Sandy McCarthy September 5, 2018 at 8:53am

Would love a printed copy. Thank you for the chance to win


51 SHARON BAKER September 5, 2018 at 10:01am

Would love to read. Hope I win so I can. Thank you.


52 Sue C September 5, 2018 at 10:08am

Love her books. The cover is really cute. sclickner at juno dot com. I would like a kindle copy.


53 Patricia Wagner September 5, 2018 at 10:19am

Love Holiday themed books. Would love to win this one. Thanks for the chance. pwtish171@gmail.com


54 Kara Marks September 5, 2018 at 10:28am

I would love to read this in ebook! Ty for the giveaway! legallyblonde1961@yahoo.com


55 MaryJane Hopper
Twitter: @CarvingLady
September 5, 2018 at 5:41pm

Love the Holiday themed books you write.


56 Allison Herndon September 6, 2018 at 3:55am

My mother and I really like Kathi’s Halloween stories and this series. Thanks for the chance to win. I’d prefer the kindle version but would be quite happy with the print issue, too. mackisa@gmail.com


57 Jeannie Huffman September 6, 2018 at 7:25am

If I am lucky enough to win I would love the print copy. Thanks so much for the chance. Good luck everyone.


58 Linda Rainey September 6, 2018 at 1:11pm

I would love a print copy of the book.
I love everything she writes.


59 Wendy Vetterling September 8, 2018 at 1:24pm

This books sounds really good. I’m looking forward to reading it soon!


60 Lorie
Twitter: @mysteryrat
September 10, 2018 at 2:32pm

We have a winner!


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