Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Book Tour - Review and Giveaway Pearls and Poison by Duffy Brown


 
Pearls and Poison ( A Consignment Shop Mystery )
# 3 in series
Publisher: Berkley - March 4th, 2014

Synopsis
It’s election time in Savannah, Georgia, and Judge Guillotine Gloria—aka Reagan Summerside’s mom—is neck and neck in the polls with Kip “Scummy” Seymour. But the already dirty campaign is about to get downright filthy—with one candidate getting buried six feet under….  With her strong opinions and knack for getting into trouble, Reagan is not an ideal volunteer for her mother’s alderman campaign. Plus, she’d rather be running her consignment shop, the Prissy Fox, and eating doughnuts with her dog, Bruce Willis. But when her mother’s opponent, Kip, is found poisoned and her mother is pegged as a suspect, Reagan nominates herself as lead murder investigator.
Reagan is intent on finding Kip’s killer and clearing her mother’s good name, but she soon finds herself on the bad side of Kip’s enemies-turned-suspects. This time, no amount of costumes and makeup can keep her inconspicuous and out of danger.
 Because the closer Reagan gets to the truth, the hotter things get….......

See below for the Giveaway for a Free Tote Bag!  2 winners!

 
My thoughts: 
This is one of my favorite cozy series!  With the colorful characters and Southern background....each book is hard to put down!  Reagan's Mom is accused of murder, and while Reagan tries to find out "who done it", she gets herself into all kinds of trouble along the way...

There is a lot of cute events that happen in this story, ( and I don't want to give too much away ), but the ladies really had me laughing in some parts of the story.  I could just picture Reagan and Kiki in the different situations that they get themselves into ( and Kiki sounds like she would be a lot of fun, as she waltzs across Reagans yard, martini in hand..)

The Consignment store in Reagan's home is called the Prissy Fox, and while she has help in running it,... she tries to be there as much as she can to see "what's new" in the shop.
I enjoy shopping at Consignment stores, and its really interesting to hear about the different clothing items that are brought into her store!

You will want to grab a glass of iced tea, and settle yourself in a comfy chair to really enjoy this book and to learn more about Reagan, her family and her friends in Savannah!
 
 Each book can stand alone, but you will want to read each of these books!
# 1 - "Iced Chiffon"
# 2 - "Killer in Crinolines"
# 3 - "Pearls and Poison" 
 
You can read my review of the first book in this series "Iced Chiffon"
 at my "sister" site here .
 
One of my favorite quotes
Kiki plucked the skewered olives from my drink, handed them to me, and took
the martini.
Some days were like that, I realized....
  Just when you really needed the martini, you wound up with the toothpick.
 
 
 
More about the Author:   
Duffy Brown loves anything with a mystery. While others girls dreamed of dating Brad Pitt, Duffy longed to take Sherlock Holmes to the prom. She has two cats, Spooky and Dr. Watson, her license plate is Sherlock and she conjures up who-done-it stories of her very own for Berkley Prime Crime. Duffy’s national bestselling Consignment Shop Mystery series is set in Savannah and the Cyclepath Mysteries are set on Mackinac Island. Duffy writes romance as Dianne Castell and is a USA Today bestselling author.

For more information on this series, visit
Duffy Brown's website  http://www.duffybrown.com


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Tour Participants
March 4 – A Date with a Book – Review, Guest Post
March 5 – Chloe Gets A Clue – Interview
March 6 – Melina’s Book Blog – Review, Interview, Giveaway
March 7 – Cozy Up With Kathy – Review, Guest Post
March 7 – Thoughts in Progress – Review – Giveaway
March 8 – A Year of Jubilee Reviews – Review, Giveaway
March 9 – Psychotic State Book Reviews – Review – Giveaway
March 10 – Book Lady’s Booknotes - Review, Guest Post
March 10 – Mochas, Mysteries and Meows – Guest Post, Giveaway
March 11 – My Recent Favorite books – Review, Giveaway
March 12 – Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf – Interview, Giveaway
March 12— Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book  – Cozy Wednesday
(Guest Post)
March 13 – Deal Sharing Aunt – Review, Guest Post, Giveaway
March 14 – Sapphyria’s Book Reviews – Review, Guest Post, Giveaway
March 15 – Brooke Blogs – Review, Giveaway

 

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49 comments:

  1. Oh....this sounds like a fun series too....I will have to check it out when I finish the Cedar Cove Series. There is a cute little consignment store in the town next to mine, called "Your Money's Worth" you can find anything there...I love that store!

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    1. Hi Cookie Puzzle.
      I work in a consignment shop...the Snoot Fox. Looove consignment shopping. I find the best deals. Reagan has her shop in an old Victorian house she's trying to rehab.

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    2. "Your Money's Worth" is a great store name!

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    3. Duffy, I love consignment shopping too! =) Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Consignment stores in Manhattan are treasure troves.

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    1. Rhonda, I bet the Consignment stores in Manhattan are wonderful!

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    2. They have so some vintage Chanel stores etc that are amazing. Waaaay out of my price range but totally fantastic.

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  3. There are no consignment shops in my immediate area.

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    1. JJT - If you get a chance to visit a consignment store, they are such fun!

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    2. Oh, JJT, maybe you should open one. The gal here in Cincy does really well. And it's fun.

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  4. This looks like a great series to start. I love visiting consignment stores - was just at several this weekend

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    1. Antonette, If you love consignment stores, you will love this series! =)

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    2. Hi, Antonette.
      I love Consignment shopping. I work at one here in Cincy and we have furniture too. Some terrific buys. And now that it's spring we have such pretty clothes coming in. I got my eye out for a neat purse.

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  5. This sounds wonderful, I visit a lot of consignment shops, I love them

    debbiec1313@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi Debbie, I cant say enough about this series! =)
      Have fun shopping!

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    2. Hi, Debbie. I look at the mall prices and get weak. Sooo expensive. Consignment shopping is the best and the jeans are already broken in...how nice is that. :-)

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  6. I have a fave here in town. Always a delight to browse. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi, Traveler. I think consignment shops are getting more and more popular. I can get designer brands at a fraction of the cost. So much fun.

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  7. I bet this would be great to read for the scenery alone. I hear Savannah is one of the prettiest places in the US to visit.

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    1. Rosey, I love the descriptions of the Savannah scenery in this series! =) Savannah sounds gorgeous! I would love to visit there someday!

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    2. Actually I don't have a favorite consignment shop. I have rarely been in one. However, I do love the cover and description of this book! Awesome review too! Thanks so much for sharing!

      Wanda

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    3. Wanda, You would love the consignment shops!

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  8. Hi, Melissa! I'm going to have to check out my local consignment shop! Some of my friends frequent them, and it seems that I'm missing out! Thanks for the giveaway! :-)

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    1. Sarah, Let me know if you check out your local consignment shops! They are lots of fun! =)

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  9. I can't do consignment shops as my ocd kicks in - I would love to use them but just can't. Thank you for the giveaway

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  10. OH MY - COLORFUL CHARACTERS FOR SURE! This sounds like a very intriguing read. Thanks for a lovely getaway.

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    1. There are very colorful characters in this book Marsha! =)

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    2. Hi, Marsha. Reagan and Auntie KiKi are always up to something in Savannah….usually with a martini in one hand and sprinkle doughnut in the other. LOL

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  11. Consignment shops are great! Count me in on this giveaway. I am keeping my fingers crossed!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. Melanie, Be sure and submit your entry thru the Rafflecopter form! =)
      thanks!

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    2. Hi, Melanie. I get such great deals at consignment shops. Have worked in one for seventeen years. That’s why I wrote the series. LOL

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  12. Since I live in Australia now, many of the books I read are from here. From time to time I love to get a good American book and re-live my visits to wherever the location is. I LOVE Savannah Georgia and could quickly get my Scarlet O'Hara voice on.

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    1. I would love to visit Australia someday Maureen! =)

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    2. I’m with Melissa…I really want to get to Australia one of these days. Such a neat place.

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  13. I love books that take place in the south, and Savannah is one of my favorite places!

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    1. I loooove Savannah. Right now it is gorgeous there with azaleas as big a busses and the magnolias are getting ready to bloom and as big as dinner plates. The place looks line a giant impressionist painting. Gorgeous.

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  14. Books are my passion. My kids call me such a nerd because I always have a book with me...even in the car and bathroom...lol.

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    1. Hi, Sherri.
      I’m such a mystery nerd. All I ever watch and read are mysteries. My kids tease me too.

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  15. Unfortunately there are no consignment shops near me so I don't get to enjoy them.

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    1. Hi, Sherri. I think you should open a shop! You’d have a blast. Lots of great deals.

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  16. For the contest entry: I do have a favorite consignment shop, but it's in Delray Beach in Florida, and I live in Michigan now, so I don't get to visit anymore. :)

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    1. Hi Rosey. You live in Michigan! I have another cozy seres set on Mackinac Island coming out in Nov. Loooove Mackinac. Love Michigan.

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    2. Wonderful chatting with you all. What an amazing group. Thanks for having me Melissa.
      If anyone would like Pearls and Poison goodies, email me DuffyBrown@DuffyBrown.com and I’ll send along a packet. Have a wonderful week!!

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  17. The winners of the Tote Bags are Rhonda and Kim!
    I have sent emails to both of you! =)

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