Monday, January 14, 2013

"Dinner At Deadman's" Book Tour

Lorado Martin has loved junk since his grandparents took him bottle digging in the backwoods of New England when he was a boy. The search for antiques and collectibles led him to a unique hobby: digging through the estates of the newly deceased, arranging the sale of goods for the heirs, and keeping the leftovers for himself.

To make a living he builds and maintains housing for recovering addicts and along the way he’s employed a number of his clients. The men wrestle with the siren call of drugs and teach Lorado about the difficult struggle to stay clean one day at a time.

When these two worlds come together, Lorado learns that not every elderly person dies of natural causes and that some estates are sold to benefit a killer. His latest project hits close to home. A woman he’s known since childhood haunts him from a fresh grave. Her grandson, an affable addict who has fallen off the wagon, stands to inherit a considerable sum whether he deserves it or not.

This is the first time I've read a book by this author, C.J. West. I have to say right off, this is a book that is way out of my "reading comfort zone". I think it is a book that men would enjoy reading in their "Man-Cave" corner of the world. But for me there was just to much testosterone tossed around in the story for me...Men fighting, ribs broken, heads cracked open, spray'll have to read the book to find out who got sprayed painted and why. I pretty much figured out who killed the little old lady, half way through the book, but I always like mysteries for that reason, to see if I can figure who did it before the book ends...

This book was given to me by the author, C.J. West for this book tour, and an honest review. Thanks Mr. West for a few days of "Man-Cave" reading, it was a bumpy ride, but I survived... ; )

Author Bio:
C. J. West is the author of seven suspense novels including "The End of Marking Time" and "Sin and Vengeance," which was optioned into development for film by Beantown Productions, LLC (screenplay by Marla Cukor).

Websites and Links:

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Special thanks to "Partners In Crime Book Tours" for inviting me to be a part of this book tour.

I did not receive any type of compensation for reading and reviewing this book. While I receive free books from publishers and authors, I am under no obligation to write a positive review.


  1. Thank you for you honest review and very nice posting. Have a great day!!!!!

  2. I really liked this book :)