Posted in Blog tour, Cozy, mystery on March 7, 2013




Danger lurks at every turn for Katie Greer.

Having escaped death in the past, Katie Greer has taken residence in a New Hampshire town where life appears idyllic, but is far from it. Teaching tangled doodling classes in her art studio allows Katie to reach out to people who require a semblance of peace and tranquility in their lives. If only she could maintain those two things for herself, Katie would be completely happy.

After finding the dead body of the town’s infamous, and most mean spirited, gossip frozen on the bench outside her Tangled Wings Studio, Katie realizes her efforts to hide her true identity and live a normal life are for naught. As the prime suspect of ruggedly handsome Detective Jonah Kilbride, Katie searches for the killer in order to prove her own innocence. Much to her dismay, Katie’s attraction for the relentless detective steadily grows, despite their continuous battles.

Past events threaten Katie at every turn, catching her unaware, and creating havoc in a life she’s desperately tried to establish in the town where she’d briefly found happiness. Can she survive or will she become the next victim on the killer’s list?


I love a good mystery and I love them even more when I can learn about something new…in this case, a form of art called Zentangle.  Apparently it is a cross between meditation and doodling (but I’m sure those that practice this would insist it is NOT doodling!).  Anyway, I thought this was a pretty good book…yes some parts were not realistic (do people really fall head over heels in love in such a short period of time)?  And this was a cozy to me, which means someone else solves the crime and doesn’t share information with the police….in fact, Katie (despite the fact that she says she loves Jonah) can be hard-headed…but then what female sleuth in a novel isn’t this way?  It wouldn’t be a cozy if that wasn’t a trait of the main character.  I thought there was a good back story on how Katie came to town, it made for an interesting twist to the story.

All in all I really enjoyed this book and hope that it is the first in a new series.  I guess we’ll see if J.M. comes out with more books with this main character.  I give it 4 paws and recommend it if you like cozy mysteries.



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About the Author:

JM GriffinWith her books sold worldwide, J.M. Griffin is one of today’s popular women sleuth’s authors.

J.M. is known best for her Vinnie Esposito series. The series, set in Rhode Island, the smallest state in the USA, is brought to life by a colorful cast of characters. Every novel has a blend of humor, mystery, and romance. J.M.’s latest novel in the series, Cold Moon Dead, is the fourth in the Esposito series.

Stepping away from Rhode Island’s scenery, J.M. set Faerie Cake Dead on the coast of Maine. Filled with humor, faeries, sweet cupcakes, murder and a yummy hero, the villain is someone you’ll least expect.

J.M.’s release, Murder on Spyglass Lane, takes place on the west coast of Florida in the Sarasota area. This cozy mystery has a unique and hilarious blend of characters, a sexy hero, and a psychic heroine.

Tangled to Death was a mystery inspired by J.M.’s favorite art style, Zentangle. She set the story in New Hampshire with an unexpected corpse in the first scene. Wit and fun fill the pages of this novel.

J.M., her husband, and two wacky cats reside in a countryside village in western Rhode Island, where life is anything but mundane.

You can find her here:  Facebook * Blog * Twitter * Goodreads