Posted in 4 paws, Blog tour, Cozy, mystery, Review on August 22, 2014

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Cozy Mystery – 250 Pages



Jane Delaney does things her paying customers can’t do, don’t want to do, don’t want to be seen doing, can’t bring themselves to do, and/or don’t want it to be known they’d paid someone to do. To dead people. Life gets complicated for Jane and her Death Diva business when she’s hired to liberate a gaudy mermaid brooch from the corpse during a wake. Well, a girl’s got to make a living, and this assignment pays better than scattering ashes, placing flowers on graves, or bawling her eyes out as a hired mourner. Unfortunately for Jane, someone else is just as eager to get his hands on that brooch, and he’s even sneakier than she is. Just when she thinks her biggest problem is grand theft mermaid, things take a murderous turn. But hey, when you’ve teamed up with a neurotic seven-pound poodle named Sexy Beast, how can you lose?


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This was quite a humorous book! yes it is still a mystery but there are quite a few bits of humor throughout. The book is told in first person so if that bothers you (and I know a few people that it does) you may not enjoy the book. But if you can get past that, then this mystery will keep you guessing. There is a dog – a poor poodle that hasn’t seen a groomer since birth, named Sexy Beast. A “priest” named Martin who really isn’t a priest, thank goodness because apparently he is quite the hunk.

I didn’t figure out the killer until they were revealed and then it was an interesting twist as to the “why”.

We give this book 4 paws up!


About This Author

Pamela Burford is the best-selling author of 15 works of mystery, contemporary romance, and romantic suspense. She has received four RITA and Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award nominations and is a frequent speaker at writers’ conferences and workshops. Her books have sold millions of copies, received outstanding reviews, and been translated into more than a dozen languages. Pamela is the founder and past president of Long Island Romance Writers, a chapter of Romance Writers of America. Fun fact: her twin sister Patricia Ryan, a.k.a. P.B. Ryan, is also a published novelist

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Tour Participants

August 18 – readalot blog – Review

August 19 – Cozy Up With Kathy – Interview

August 20Queen of All She Reads – Review

August 21 Kelly P’s Blog – Interview

August 22StoreyBook Reviews – Review

August 23Mystery Playground – Interview

August 24Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – Review 

August 253 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, &, Sissy, Too! – Interview

August 26Shelley’s Book Case – Review

August 27rantin’ ravin’ and reading – Review

August 28Mochas, Mysteries and Meows – Interview

August 29Brooke Blogs – Review, Interview

August 30deal sharing aunt – Spotlight

August 31Dalene’s Book Reviews – Review