Monday, April 30, 2012

"A Grand Murder" Book Tour

"A Grand Murder" is the first book in the Catherine O'Brien mystery series.When a prominent local businessman and friend of the chief of police is murdered on the front steps of his posh Grand Avenue Hill home, Saint Paul homicide detective Catherine O'Brien a pithy, vertically challenged, St. Paul, Minnesota, homicide detective with a monstrous coffee habit and her partner Louise are given two days to find his killer.They soon discover their victim had a list of people with motives to murder him, including his fashion designer ex-wife, his mistress's husband, and the chief of police. The only evidence they have to go on is a missing cell phone, a stolen book, the victim's letter opener, and an ugly pair of Alpaca wool mittens.

My Thoughts:
This is the first time I've read a book by this author. I want to say thank you to the author, Stacy Verdick Case for providing this book for me to give an honest review for the "Partners In Crime" book tour.

I enjoyed the storyline and it was a good mystery about two lady detectives, Catherine and Louise, out to catch the killers. Catherine was good at her job, but whimsical enough to be interesting. 

The book had some laugh-out-loud moments, which made it a fun and funny book to read. I wasn't sure who the guilty person was right up until the case was solved. So I was kind of surprised just as the detectives were surprised also.

I would have enjoyed the book much more if the swearing had been left out, however, I realize most people don't mind it. So if you can get by all the bad language, you will enjoy this book. Like I said, "I enjoyed the storyline."

About Stacy:
Stacy Verdick Case was born in Willmar, Minnesota. After a brief stint as a military brat, where she lived in Fort Sill Oklahoma and Fort Campbell, Kentucky, her family moved back to Minnesota.

Stacy currently lives in a suburb of St. Paul with her husband and her daughter. Her Catherine O'Brien mystery, A Grand Murder, is available from Before the Fall Books. Her second Catherine O'Brien mystery Murder is a Family Affair, will be released shortly. Stacy is hard at work on her third book in the series.

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