by Kathleen Costa
Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win an ebook copy of A Canary in the Canal along with a $10 Amazon gift card, and a link to purchase it from Amazon.
Hey There, Georgie Girl!
Georgie Shaw started out as the public relations executive for Catmmando Tom, a famous cartoon cat superhero, however now she is a corporate VP for Marvelous Marley World entertainment empire in charge of the food and beverage division. Her boss, the egocentric eccentric Max Marley, relies heavily on Georgie, even if often a bit demanding and overusing his “Hey, there, Georgie Girl” greeting. Jack Wheeler, her husband and local detective, is also employed by Max as a security consultant on the newest Marley project; an entire city is being built in North Palm Springs called New Arcadia. But, it’s the mayhem and murder that cause the most conflict, however she relies on a keen sense and a detective husband to uncover the truth.
A Canary in the Canal earns 5/5 Jazz Riffs…Engaging “Can’t Miss” Fun!
When Max barks, Georgie listens, but this time it’s a more pleasant command. She’s expected to step in as a PR substitute and attend a cocktail party in the historic canal district of Venice, California. The evening will showcase guest of honor and jazz singer Kay Garland accented with excellent food with a “Big Easy” flare. “Uppity ups” aren’t her husband Jack’s preferred crowd, but he’s a jazz fan, and getting to hear Ms. Garland perform might just entice him to join her. Ms. Garland is set to perform in Marley’s studio’s new, innovative animated feature Jazz!, a salute to the history of jazz. Added to the night’s festivities is a young singer, Melody Monroe, who will duet with Ms. Garland, but arriving late and acting oddly Georgie describes her as “trouble.” However, the trouble is against Melody. She is found in the canal behind the house…dead, and there’s a whole guest list of suspects to ponder.
Brilliant! Georgie Shaw is an all-time favorite series from Top Ten favorite author Anna Celeste Burke. Written using a first-person narrative from Georgie’s perspective, this eighth book is laced with her witty humor, a loving relationship, and two rambunctious Siamese fur balls. The drama is intriguing with so many characters not what they appear from innocent to conniving, from uninvolved to “up to their neck,” from open and honest to secretive. It was difficult to point fingers at one, since more felonies occur causing an exciting tale loaded with twists and misdirection. I was surprised, yet thrilled, how the tale finally concluded. One element I enjoy in Burke’s work is the titles to gives to each chapter. It’s a mini puzzle for me to figure what in the chapter supports the title.
Bonus! Anna Celeste Burke is a trained chef, so you always count on a handful of easy-to-follow recipes from sweet to savory and perfect for casual or celebratory gatherings. Enjoy Pecan Praline Bars, Dirty Rice, Cajun Barbecue Shrimp, Artichoke Alla Romano, and Sheet Pan Balsamic Chicken Breasts and Vegetables.
Alert! Set to release on December 8, the ninth Georgie Shaw Cozy Mystery is a Christmas treat. Georgie and her husband hope to celebrate their anniversary…quietly, but her boss goes missing. A Merry Christmas Anniversary Mystery is on PREORDER HERE.
Be a Big Anna Celeste Burke Fan!
Along with the six-book Jessica Huntington Desert Cities Mystery series, Anna Celeste Burke pens four other very entertaining series that offer different aged females with realistic flaws but strength of character and different setting within California from the coast to the desert, but all with the same well-written adventure, humor, and realism. There is the seven-book Georgie Shaw Mystery, the three-book Seaview Cottages Mystery, the three-book Calla Lily Mystery, and the three-book Corsario Cove Mystery.
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Anna Celeste Burke is one of eight authors writing a book in the Witches Academy series showcasing enchanted witches different in style, background, and trouble. Burke is releasing the fifth book, Kitchen Magic, on September 22. Muriel Bright is a graduate of the Witches’ Academy of Sorcery and a popular personality on the foodie channel who finds herself embroiled in a murder mystery which just might make public her magical tendencies. Preorder HERE.
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