Laura Disilverio

The Readaholics and the Gothic Gala By Laura DiSilverio: Review/Giveaway

by Cynthia Chow



As much as professional event organizer Amy-Faye Johnson loves books and reading, the Celebration of Gothic Novels seems intent on testing that affection. “Events!” has been hired by the bookstore Book Bliss to coordinate their authors’ book signing and costume party celebrating the gothic novel. To coincide with the festivities, the Readaholics bookclub has selected to read and discuss Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca, a novel that incorporates all of the traits of gothic novel: menacing manors, sinister maids, virginal heroines, dashing heroes, missing wives, and odd children.

The Readaholics and the Poirot Puzzle By Laura DiSilverio: Review/Giveaway

by Cynthia Chow


As the owner of Eventful!, professional event organizer Amy-Faye Johnson prides herself on always having a schedule and a comprehensive agenda prepared for the celebrations she plans. The grand opening of her brother Derek’s brewpub, Elysium Brewing, is testing all of her party-planning abilities. Despite her every precaution it is plagued by fire, overflowing toilets, a protest by Women Outing Serial Cheaters (WOSC)…and a dead body.

More April Penguins

by Cynthia Chow
& Sandra Murphy



We are ending this month with three more fun mysteries from Penguin-Shadow of a Spout by Amanda Cooper, The Readaholics and the Falcon Fiasco: A Book Club Mystery by Laura DiSilverio, and A Fright to the Death: A Family Fortune Mystery by Dawn Eastman. Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win a copy of all 3, plus a link to purchase them.

Penguin Summer Mystery Reading Reviews/Giveaways

by Cynthia Chow
& Sandra Murphy


I admit it. I absolutely loved the first two seasons of Glee, I have two of their CDs downloaded on my phone, and Pitch Perfect was one of my favorite movies of the last year. However, even I had a few trepidations of how a murder mystery could be interwoven into an environment where song mash-ups should have been the greatest objects of contention without it being a hook to simply jump on the current popularity of singing competitions.

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