Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Blog Tour, Review and Giveaway ~ Granny Skewers a Scoundrel by Julie Seedorf

Granny Skewers a Scoundrel:  A Fuschia Minnesota Mystery
Cozy Mystery 
Cozy Cat Press (March 11, 2014)
Granny has a new addition to her arsenal of crime fighting weapons as Fuchsia, Minnesota’s most colorful detective. Now, along with her famous crook-hooking umbrella, she’s acquired a scoundrel-skewering knitting needle. And just in time! Residents of Fuchsia seem to be dropping dead like flies! First, it’s Granny’s neighbor Sally (who gives up the ghost in her weed-filled front yard), followed by Esmeralda Periwinkle (the squirrel lover on Main Street), and then, Mr. Nail, owner of the local hardware store (who is squashed when dozens of bags of fertilizer fall on top of him). Granny is baffled. Who is behind this murder spree?
Granny enlists the help of her sort of boyfriend franklin Gatsby, the town’s police chief Cornelius Stricknine (or “The Big Guy”), her reality-show loving neighbor Mavis, and her own son Thor. And, of course, the special assistance of her menagerie of pets — including Mr. Bleaty, the goat. Soon Granny is hot on the trail of this dastardly murderer. Unfortunately, when Granny herself is poisoned, everyone insists that she cool her crime solving ways and stay indoors and out of harms way. Of course, that’s never going to happen! Not when Granny knows all the secret passageways and tunnels that run underneath Fuchsia. Out she goes–and watch out, you evil doers! Granny will solve this mystery–you can bet your pink undies, she will!
My Review:   I really enjoy cozy mysteries like this one, with lots of wonderful characters including cute pets! 
Granny is a smart, funny lady who really likes to get things done.  I enjoyed how Granny gets help from her friends to solve the crimes that are happening in her neighborhood.  As she figures out the clues to solve the mystery she takes you on a wonderful journey that will leave you smiling and wanting to read more!  This story will catch your attention from the very first page!  
More about the Author:

Julie grew up in a small Minnesota community. She knows the value of neighbors looking out for neighbors. Julie has worn many hats during her lifetime. She has been a waitress, barmaid, activities assistant, store clerk, office manager and for the last 14 years has worked in computer repair, and finally owning her own computer repair business. In January 2014 she closed her computer business to write full time.
Her most important career in her estimation has been wife, mother and grandmother. Nothing could equal the gift of nurturing and watching her children and grandchildren grow.
In 2013 Julie signed a contract with Cozy Cat Press for the publication of her Cozy Mystery “Granny Hooks A Crook.” It fulfilled one item on Julie’s bucket list. Granny lives in the fictional town of Fuchsia, Minnesota. The Fuchsia, Minnesota books is a series. Granny Skewers A Scoundrel, book two in the series was released in March 2014. The Fuchsia books are unusual cozies with a little satire about small communities and an over the top Granny that gives a new meaning to old.  Julie also writes free lance for the Courier Sentinel and the Albert Lea Tribune. She also is designing a line of shirts, cups and other material to complement her books.
Never quit dreaming is Julie’s motto.
 Dreams are the gateway to fun, fantasy and the future.

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  1. I'm always looking for a good cozy to read that is set in my home state. Thanks for the contest.

    1. Sue, this is really a cute book! Thanks for stopping by! =)

  2. I am going to go to the FB pages, as there were no direct links with the drop down for The Granny From Minnesota, and Christa Nardi.

    1. Thanks for the note Margaret. I will check into the links issue. =)

  3. Granny's got a sort of boyfriend? Oh yes I did enter this one. :) Thanks for hosting.


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