Friday, March 22, 2019

Death by Association by Paula Darnell-Great Escapes Tour-Reviw/Giveaway

About the book 
DIY Diva Laurel McMillan learns that the high walls and guarded gates of Hawkeye Haven can’t protect her community. When Laurel takes her pampered, chocolate Labrador retriever, Bear, for an early morning walk, she finds her friend, security guard Bessie, bleeding and unconscious at her guardhouse post. If the attack on Bessie isn’t enough to set the residents’ nerves on edge, the murder of Victor Eberhart, the unpopular president of the powerful homeowners’ association, certainly does the trick. Despite teaching DIY classes and writing project instructions for her latest book, DIY for Dog Lovers, Laurel manages to squeeze in time for some DIY detective work. But as she gets closer to the truth, Victor’s killer would like nothing better than for the DIY Diva to take a dive.

And others are saying
Fun and interesting characters, an original setting in a gated community (Oh, the trials of an HOA), Bear the dog, and great writing all make DEATH BY ASSOCIATION a story worth reading, and a great debut for Darnell.
~Lisa Ks Book Reviews
Death by Association Paula Darnell is a different cozy, and it’s excellent.
~Baroness’ Book Trove
I loved the small town vibe of the gated community and our Protagonist Laurel is a great addition to the Cozy Family.
~A Wytch’s Book Review Blog
And I thought
A refreshing read.  A great cover that is attractive and beckons the reader to purchase and turn those pages!
I enjoyed Death by Association.  It's always fun to find a new 
author and a new series.  When they are both great it makes for 
a happy reader. 
The characters are fun and kind of charming I like Laurel and who doesn't like a dog named Bear.
The setting is a little different and refreshing taking place inside a gated community all looks nice and cozy from the outside.

But inside lurks someone who 'did in' the president of the HOA. 

The reader is kept on a nice little ride as Laurel sticks her nose in searches for clues.  Before Laurel can figure out who did it she must go through a whole of suspects.  

I enjoyed the doggie recipes at the end. 

For a new series this one promises to give us many more mysteries, a little humor and a bit of romance. 

This was a super fun read.  I am looking forward to more!

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

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  1. Thank you for featuring Death by Association and thanks for the great review! I really appreciate it. I'm glad you enjoyed the book and the doggie treat recipes, too!
    Paula Darnell, Author

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