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It’s Your Party, Die If You Want To By Vickie Fee: Review/Giveaway

IN THE October 1 ISSUE

FROM THE 2016 Articles,
andCynthia Chow,
andMysteryrat's Maze

by Cynthia Chow

Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win a copy of It’s Your Party, Die If You Want To. We also have a link to order it from Amazon, and from an indie bookstore where a portion goes to help support KRL.

Although professional party planner Liv McKay is fully booked for the Halloween season, she feels that she owes much of her success to the support of the Professional Women’s Association of Dixie. Saddled with their unfortunately pronounced acronym, PWAD’s president may have business knowledge, but she is mostly focused on promoting her own personal interests. The vice-president of Dixie Savings and Loan only because her father owns the bank, Morgan Robinson is renowned for getting on everyone’s last nerve and for all males in the vicinity. So it’s surprising that for their professional women’s retreat Morgan has managed to enlist Lucinda Grable, a former Dixie resident and classmate, who gained fame as a celebrity psychic on a paranormal television reality show.

bookTelevised cemetery ghosts take a backseat to the very real discovery of Morgan’s body on the retreat grounds. Morgan never hesitated to poach on another woman’s marital territory, and evidence has police quickly arresting local hippy and organic herbalist Jasmine Green. Two women whose husbands were rumored to have partaken in Morgan’s wares refuse to believe in Jasmine’s guilt, and choosing instead to stalk Lucinda and prove her a murderer.

Since Liv and her mail carrier best friend Diane Souther so recently encountered no small amount of trouble investigating a previous murder, Liv is initially more than happy to focus on her Liv 4 Fun party events. Liv is fully capable of arranging an ingenious riverboat casino-themed engagement party, but a Halloween fund-raiser will have her juggling bonfires, haunted hayrides, and even a Clue murder mystery dinner. She does not have time for bailing out her friends, cornering a psychic, or stealthily manipulating a date for a deputy.

This second in the Liv and Di in Dixie Mystery series is just as fun as the first, highlighting Liv’s party-planning endeavors while also developing an intricate and unpredictable mystery. Liv’s professional skills as an event planner are surprisingly useful as an amateur investigator, as she has mastered the art of organization and mediating between clients. As much as her husband’s inability to complete home renovation repairs exasperates Liv, they still share strong affection and a sizzling attraction. One of the most enjoyable aspects is that throughout the novel, family life and drama plays out in the background. Liv’s father-in-law is crankily not accepting retirement, her sister-in-law is about to pop with her second child, and an irritating neighbor continues to be a nuisance. The unique Southern flavor enhances the entire series, making this a fun and delightfully humorous read.

To enter to win a signed copy of It’s Your Party, Die If You Want To, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “party,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen October 8, 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.

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).

{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Barbara October 1, 2016 at 10:02am

Another fun tale for the season


2 Kristi Gilbert October 1, 2016 at 10:12am

Sounds great!


3 Kathleen
Twitter: @Kathleen
October 1, 2016 at 11:41am

Love the title- now I have a earworm.

sounds interesting.
kckendler at gmail dor com


4 Becky Richardson October 1, 2016 at 12:20pm

Sounds like a fun read. brichardson0056(at)yahoo(dot)com


5 Sue C October 1, 2016 at 12:22pm

The book sounds really interesting. sclickner@juno.com


6 Kiki October 1, 2016 at 12:55pm

Sounds like a great cozy mystery.


7 Penney Wilfort
Twitter: @PWilfort
October 1, 2016 at 6:13pm

Wonderful review thank you
Penney penneyw(at)sbcglobal.net


8 Marilyn Watson
Twitter: @MarilynWatson18
October 1, 2016 at 7:22pm

Sounds like a really good read ..celebrity psychic…dead body and the cover has Halloween decorations. Please enter me.
Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com


9 Della Williamson
Twitter: @DellaWilliamso6
October 1, 2016 at 8:42pm

Oh, to be organized. She can come here and help with that


10 peggy clayton October 1, 2016 at 8:44pm

This sounds so good i would love to read and post reviews on several sites. ptclayton2@aol.com


11 Bertha Hammond October 2, 2016 at 4:23am

Great title. Sounds like an interesting story. Thanks for the giveaway.


12 Caryn St.Clair October 2, 2016 at 7:39am

Looks like an interesting series. stclairck(at)gmail.com


13 Valerie Hoynacki October 2, 2016 at 7:57am

Cute cover! Could be an enjoyable read. I’m not familiar with this author.


14 Judy Weaver October 2, 2016 at 2:24pm

Love Halloween stories and this one sounds great!


15 Brittany Abbott
Twitter: @ilovefinnegan
October 3, 2016 at 11:51am

I can’t wait to read this book!


16 Jeanie
Twitter: @JeanieDannheim
October 4, 2016 at 1:16pm

Enjoyed the first in series; this one sounds even better! I enjoy the aspect of Liv’s family, including husband, not the ‘typical’ cozy series in a very good way! Thank you for the opportunity to win!


17 Vickie Fee October 5, 2016 at 8:37am

Thanks, Cynthia and KRL!
Good luck to everyone in the drawing!


18 Doward Wilson October 5, 2016 at 4:35pm

The debut in this series was awesome, so I can’t wait to read this one.


19 Nancy Schwenkner October 6, 2016 at 8:06am

This sounds like a great read. Thanks for the chance to win it.


20 Becky Richardson October 7, 2016 at 3:45pm
21 SHELLEY S October 8, 2016 at 5:57pm



22 Lorie
Twitter: @mysteryrat
October 10, 2016 at 10:31pm

We have a winner!


23 Dolores Quigley October 15, 2016 at 9:13am

Thank you so much. Looking forward to reading this.


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