Friday, November 9, 2018

The Killer Christmas Sweater Club by Terry Ambrose-Great Escapes Tour-Review/Giveaway

Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Publisher: Satori 
Print Length: 342 pages
Digital ASIN: B07H27NCP4

About the book 
All ten-year-old Alexandra Atwood wants for Christmas is to get her dad and the B&B’s cook Marquetta under the mistletoe. After all, how can they get married if they don’t kiss first?
When murder strikes in Seaside Cove, bed-and-breakfast owner Rick Atwood is asked to help find the killer. But this will not be an easy case to crack. Not only did the killer contaminate the crime scene, but there are suspects all over town. And they all received the same Christmas sweater from the victim.
Alex hears rumors about the murder and decides that since she’s on Christmas break, she has time for a little multitasking. She launches her own investigation even as she continues her efforts to get her dad and Marquetta together.
Just when Rick thinks he’s identified all the suspects, he discovers a new one—his estranged wife. With the days until Christmas ticking down, Rick feels pressured from all sides. He needs to solve the case. He needs to send his wife back to New York. But the one thing he doesn’t need is for his daughter to be one step ahead of him and the cops.
And I thought
Another 5 stars for Terry Ambrose and the Seaside Cove B&B 
Mystery Series.  I am really enjoying this series and all the characters. 

Although TKCSC is book 3 you should have no trouble stepping in and being drawn into the story and the characters. 

This one takes place at Christmas which is a favorite time of the year for me.  But that wasn't what made me enjoy this book so much.  

The 'hanging of the mistletoe' and all the Christmas festivities the decorating the B&B and learning more of it's history  make for a nice read until there's a murder at a town holiday event.  

Alex cannot help doing a little sleuthing and getting her friends involved.  Not just because she has been 'hired' to write for the new little town gossip paper and she wants to write a good story.  But because she can't help but sleuth.

To keep an eye on Alex because everyone has figured out she can't stay away from a mystery (her daddy realizes he 'trained her well' by accidentMarquette steps up and offers to investigate with Alex so she can keep an eye on her. 

At the same time Alex and the handyman are trying to figure out the best place to hang the mistletoe to catch Rick and Marquette 
by surprise.  There's a recurring bit of matchmaking going on in this series. 

There ends up being no shortage of suspects even Rick's estranged 
wife who shows up in town bringing along her own set of drama 
and making Rick's head spin.  

If  you enjoy a good cozy mystery you'll enjoy the books in this series.   The Seaside Cove B&B series is quickly becoming one of my favorites.   

I received a complimentary copy. 
My review will appear on Amazon and Good Reads.

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The series
A Treasure to Die For

Murder meets the sea in a quaint little town on the California coast.

Seaside Cove Bed & Breakfast Mysteries are a new series set in the fictional town of Seaside Cove. It's a place where treasure hunting is a huge business, gossip runs rampant, and new B&B owner Rick Atwood works overtime to keep his precocious ten-year-old daughter Alex from trying to show up the local cops.
Clues in the Sand

Rick Atwood has a B&B to run, a killer to find, and a precocious daughter who keeps sticking her nose where it doesn’t belong—especially when there’s murder involved.

To Rick Atwood’s dismay, the police find a body on the beach near his Seaside Cove B&B. The dead woman held a pottery shard from an ancient rice bowl, which the cops believe is a clue to her murder.
The chief suspect is Flynn O’Connor, a female archaeologist known for her hatred of treasure thieves. Trouble is, Rick’s daughter Alex sees Flynn as a role model and will not believe her friend is a killer.
Alex pressures her dad as only a ten-year-old can to prove Flynn is innocent. The mayor is also making demands—for Rick to stay out of the investigation. With his daughter and the mayor at odds, Rick sees trouble brewing. He knows too well how much Alex loves sticking her nose where it doesn’t belong. Especially when there’s murder involved.
I had the opportunity to read Clues In The Sand in the earlier this year.  And I also had the pleasure of interviewing Alex.  She was a delight.  Click here to read my review and interview.

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  1. oh this sounds interesting. i have just started reading cozy mysteries this year and have been enjoying them. this is a new to me author and would love to try his material
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    1. Hi Lori, I hope you give the series a try. I love finding new readers!

  2. Thank you for hosting me today, Trixie. And thank you for the lovely review!

  3. This sounds like a great series. I really liked the synopsis of the book and it sounds like a great Christmas mystery. Looking forward to reading the book.

  4. Would love to read this book. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  5. Oh I just love Christmas cozies!

  6. Thank you for your review on "The Killer Christmas Sweater Club" by Terry Ambrose and for being part of the book tour.

    Sounds like another awesome book by an author whose books I always enjoy reading. Can't wait for the opportunity to read this one which is on my TBR list. You just can't go wrong with cozy and Christmas together. Love the cover!
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