Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Book Review-The Great Jewel Robbery by Elzabeth McKenna-I Read Book Tour

The Great Jewel Robbery by Elizabeth McKenna

Book Title:  The Great Jewel Robbery: A Front Page Mystery Book 1 by
Elizabeth McKenna
CategoryAdult Fiction, 204 pages
Genre:  Cozy mystery

Publisher:  Elizabeth McKenna
Release date:   May 28, 2019
Tour dates: August  19-30, 2019
Content Rating: PG-13 (There is no profanity. There is drinking, desire, and a kiss.)

About the book  
Mystery with a splash of romance…Chicago Tribune reporters Emma and Grace have been best friends since college despite coming from different worlds. When Grace is assigned to cover an annual charity ball and auction being held at a lakeside mansion and her boyfriend bails on her, she brings Emma as her plus one. The night is going smoothly until Emma finds the host’s brother unconscious in the study. Though at first it is thought he was tipsy and stumbled, it soon becomes clear more is afoot, as the wall safe is empty and a three-million-dollar diamond necklace is missing. With visions of becoming ace investigative journalists, Emma and Grace set out to solve the mystery, much to the chagrin of the handsome local detective.

And I thought 
A page turner.  I had a hard time putting this one down.  In the right setting I would have read it in a few hours.  It was that good. 

I really enjoyed this book.  It is always fun to get into a new series. I am looking forward to reading more. 

Elizabeth McKenna had me on page 1 as the main characters run into a very interesting romance novel type guy.  And then on page 
two when Emma the main character takes a quick dislike for the handsome stranger when he buys 'Her'  Do Nut  (the one she had her own eye on). . . at this point I wanted to turn to the end and see how it turns out but I refrained. 

The characters were fun and engaging.  Emma and Grace are good friends that are funny and sometimes quirky.

The good looking dude from the gas stations turns out to be the police detective investigating the crime(s).  

One the Jewels disappear Grace coerces Emma into 'investigating'.  Much to the detectives chagrin.  

Grace and Emma stumble onto a few suspects as they begin chatting it up with the staff and guests.  And eventually they stumble onto the culprit and help in discovering the truth and getting the real criminals off to the slammer.

How does the book end?  You'll have to check it out.  My lips are sealed.  

I loved this one and can't wait to read the next one. 

I received a complimentary copy.
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  1. Thank you for reviewing The Great Jewel Robbery. I'm so glad you liked it!

  2. May! This sounds like such a fun book! I need to check it out!