“Look forward to reading more from this author” – Living the Wright Life by Pamela Ackerson

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The search for treasure and hidden family secrets is one way to stoke the flames of passion.

Jamie Parker thrives on solving puzzles, finding treasures, and searching for hidden secrets. When Cameron Wright asks her to translate ancestral documents, she has no idea the Wright’s had a trunk full of devastating and personal haunts from the past.

Joining forces, the two ignite a hunger for treasure and find it’s not the gold in their pockets that matter, but the gold in their hearts.

A good read.

Kathy
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I enjoyed reading this book. The characters very
very interesting. Look forward to reading more from this author.

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“This series keeps getting better!” – “February White Lies” (A Cat Collier Mystery 2) by Carol Ann Kauffman

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Join Cat Collier from January Black Ice as she starts her own detective agency, Red Cat Investigations, inside the gorgeous old Palazzo Castellano Hotel and solves her first real paid case, the case of Shotzie, the missing French poodle. Just when she feels she is destined to find lost pets and missing luggage for the rest of her life in her beautiful new office, complete with business cards, magazines in the waiting room, and her Red Cat logo painted on the frosted glass door, a lovely, mysterious woman named Ms. White hires her to find out who is stalking her. A dead rat on her car. Being run off the road. A car bombing. Someone wants her frightened or maybe…dead.
The trail of graft and corruption leads Cat into danger as she hides the mystery woman with the old, reclusive lawyer Detrick Bittmor for safekeeping.
Cat’s relationship with the handsome Erick “Carter” Larsen is put in jeopardy when she teams up with Officer Kiernan Scott from the Heaton Valley Police Department to unravel the mystery in February White Lies.

 

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This series keeps getting better!

ByCianna Elizabeth

Another amazing book from Kauffman! This series is quickly becoming one of my favorites! Cat is witty and brave, and these events that unfold really highlight her character! I think Cat is developing into such a great leading lady. This book had me on the edge of my seat, and I’m excited about had the next one!

 

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 “I actually hope there will be a second book!” – Living the Wright Life by Pamela Ackerson

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The search for treasure and hidden family secrets is one way to stoke the flames of passion.
Jamie Parker thrives on solving puzzles, finding treasures, and searching for hidden secrets. When Cameron Wright asks her to translate ancestral documents, she has no idea the Wright’s had a trunk full of devastating and personal haunts from the past.
Joining forces, the two ignite a hunger for treasure and find it’s not the gold in their pockets that matter, but the gold in their hearts.

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Heather Whittington

No spoilers

I wasn’t too sure about the way it started though. I think the beginning could have been written differently. Also, it could have done with a little more detail thought the book. There were some parts that had me feeling like I had missed something.

Other than that I loved Jamie, her family, Aunt Ruth, and Cameron.

I actually hope there will be a second book!

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“Delightful introduction to a new series!” – The Glass House: A PIP Inc. Mystery (PIP Inc. Mysteries) by Nancy Lynn Jarvis

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Law Librarian Pat Pirard got an unexpected thirty-fifth birthday present: a pink slip. Now she has nine weeks to reinvent herself before she runs out of money. Her best friend Syda gives her a glass-forming class as a birthday present and distraction where Pat gets another surprise: a murder.
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Delightful introduction to a new series!

I’m a huge fan of cozy mysteries featuring libraries and librarians, so when I saw this new series pop up, I was so excited to get started. Pat is a law librarian, a specialty within the library sciences that provides a perfect background for introducing an amateur sleuth for cozy mysteries, which I’m surprised hasn’t been featured more!

Despite losing her dream job, Pat is resourceful and quickly lands as a private investigator for the defense attorney representing the accused. It was incredibly entertaining to watch Pat use her skills and resources from her previous job to navigate her way through the investigation. While her attitude and interactions with others could use some fine-tuning, her amateur sleuthing was entirely believable and ultimately quite charming!

The mystery is riddled with various motives and entertaining suspects just quirky enough to create a well-plotted mystery anchored in doubt that has to be read to the end in order to find out who the culprit really is. The end was surprising, yet strangely satisfying given the circumstances of this mystery and one that I haven’t come across before.

This was a delightfully fast-paced and well written cozy mystery that I look forward to continuing on with and highly recommended if you’re a fan of bookish cozies!

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Meet our newest author: Nancy Lynn Jarvis!

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When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer? I didn’t want to be a writer. I started writing as a game because I was bored.

How long does it take you to write a book? It varies, but maybe four months and then another couple of months of editing before it’s good enough to be seen in public by beta readers, then more editing, then off to the editor.

What is your work schedule like when you’re writing?I’m the world’s most undisciplined writer. I write when I have a scene ready to go and when I’m not doing something else.

What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
I love to watch how my characters move as they enter a scene.

How do your books get published?
I have a small publishing company, Good Read Publishers, and I use KDP for e-books and print books.

Where do you get your information or ideas for your books?
Oh gosh. I watch people and imagine.

When did you write your first book and how old were you?
I was already a geezerette when my first book came out. I was 59.

What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
I host Airbnb, which is so much fun that I’ve even written about it. I am an occasional community activist. I like to garden and socialize with friends.

What does your family think of your writing?
They think it’s cool that I do it. My next goal is recording audiobooks and my youngest son has set up a mini recording studio for that.

What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?
Characters talk to you and tell you things about themselves that you didn’t know.

How many books have you written? Which is your favorite? Seven in the Regan McHenry Real Estate Mysteries series, a stand-alone novel called Mags and the AARP Gang, The Glass House, the first book in the PIP Inc. Mysteries series, and a mini tell-all called, The Truth About Hosting Airbnb. I’ve also edited Cozy Food: 128 Cozy Mystery Writers Share Their Favorite Recipes and an anthology called Santa Cruz Weird.

 Do you have any suggestions to help me become a better writer? If so, what are they?
Get a good editor.

Do you hear from your readers much? What kinds of things do they say?
Sometimes. Stuff.

Do you like to create books for adults?
All my books are for adults.
What do you think makes a good story?
Almost anything can make a good story.

As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?
I haven’t decided yet.

 Any books in the works?
I’m working on The Funeral Murder, book two in the PIP Inc. Mysteries (which stands for Private Investigator Pat) I went to a funeral about a year ago where someone died during the funeral. It set me to asking questions and thinking…

 What are your plans for the future?
I’m not bragging, but I have a big house set on thirty-six acres of private forest with a commanding view of the Monterey Bay and Pacific ocean. People say it’s a magical place and a wonderful retreat. I thought it would be great fun to hold writer retreats her a few times a year. Doesn’t five or six people all coming up with novel ways to commit murder sound like fun?

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The Glass House: A PIP Inc. Mystery (PIP Inc. Mysteries)

by Nancy Lynn Jarvis

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Law Librarian Pat Pirard got an unexpected thirty-fifth birthday present: a pink slip. Now she has nine weeks to reinvent herself before she runs out of money. Her best friend Syda gives her a glass-forming class as a birthday present and distraction where Pat gets another surprise: a murder.

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Entertaining cozy with a dose of romance

I love the start of this new series from Nancy Lynn Jarvis. It’s written in her engaging style, with solid characters, plenty of red herrings, and a murder that feels perfect since the victim is someone you love to hate!

I was particularly impressed by the deft introduction of the main character, Pat Pirard. At the start of the book, Pat is in her new car, a two-door sunburst yellow Mercedes, pulling into her newly-designated parking spot at the Santa Cruz County office building. She’s listening to Aretha’s “Respect.” We learn that she’s got strawberry blond hair. She’s wearing peachy lipstick and stylish pointed-toe pumps, and she totes a leopard print briefcase. It’s a great character portrait, right there on page 1.

Needless to say, I was hooked. Pat is a fun character. She’s likable, smart, and funny. Her friends are equally so. The plot moves along quickly, with Pat pulled into a murder investigation thirty pages in. As Pat proves herself as a P.I., she’s also falling in love. The romantic element of this book is written with just the right amount of spice. And the story is fun, with lots of detail about Santa Cruz, glasswork, and the ins and outs of private detecting. As the plot unfolds, you’ll find plenty of suspects and shifting facts, and you’ll definitely want to keep reading to find out what happens.

I highly recommend The Glass House for readers who like a cozy mystery with a dose of romance.

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“At first, it looks like Cat will be bogged down in trivia” – February White Lies (A Cat Collier Mystery 2) by Carol Ann Kauffman

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Join Cat Collier from January Black Ice as she starts her own detective agency, Red Cat Investigations, inside the gorgeous old Palazzo Castellano Hotel and solves her first real paid case, the case of Shotzie, the missing French poodle. Just when she feels she is destined to find lost pets and missing luggage for the rest of her life in her beautiful new office, complete with business cards, magazines in the waiting room, and her Red Cat logo painted on the frosted glass door, a lovely, mysterious woman named Ms. White hires her to find out who is stalking her. A dead rat in her car. Being run off the road. A car bombing. Someone wants her frightened or maybe…dead.
The trail of graft and corruption leads Cat into danger as she hides the mystery woman with the old, reclusive lawyer Detrick Bittmor for safekeeping.
Cat’s relationship with the handsome Erick “Carter” Larsen is put in jeopardy when she teams up with Officer Kiernan Scott from the Heaton Valley Police Department to unravel the mystery in February White Lies.
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At first, it looks like Cat will be bogged down in trivia

After reading the first Cat Collier mystery, I couldn’t wait to get stuck into the second one. Again, the world the author has built is solid and I had no trouble transporting myself into the small town in Ohio where Cat is now running her business, Red Cat Investigations, despite having never been to Ohio. And even though I read this on a hot summer’s day, the wintery background was so well described that I found myself shivering while I read it!
At first, it looks like Cat will be bogged down in trivia, finding people’s missing pets and luggage until around halfway through the story. It’s a quick read so it won’t take you long to get to that point. The blossoming relationship between Cat and Carter had me hooked, although it seems like there will be a few skeletons in Carter’s closet that may cause trouble in a future story. There’s also a new character being introduced in this story who I think will be important to Cat in the future, as well as some developments in her relationship with her own family.
It’s definitely a five-star read and highly recommended. Read them in order though, or you won’t fully appreciate Cat’s journey!

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“Suspense and puzzles make this a fantastic book” – Living the Wright Life by Pamela Ackerson

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The search for treasure and hidden family secrets is one way to stoke the flames of passion.
Jamie Parker thrives on solving puzzles, finding treasures, and searching for hidden secrets. When Cameron Wright asks her to translate ancestral documents, she has no idea the Wright’s had a trunk full of devastating and personal haunts from the past.
Joining forces, the two ignite a hunger for treasure and find it’s not the gold in their pockets that matter, but the gold in their hearts.

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Suspense and puzzles make this a fantastic book

Akerson’s book will keep you on the edge of your seat! It has murder, suspense, and puzzles. Oh, and romance!
I look forward to many more books from this amazing author.
I highly recommend this book!

 

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The search for treasure and hidden family secrets is one way to stoke the flames of passion – Living the Wright Life by Pamela Ackerson

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The search for treasure and hidden family secrets is one way to stoke the flames of passion.
Jamie Parker thrives on solving puzzles, finding treasures, and searching for hidden secrets. When Cameron Wright asks her to translate ancestral documents, she has no idea the Wright’s had a trunk full of devastating and personal haunts from the past.
Joining forces, the two ignite a hunger for treasure and find it’s not the gold in their pockets that matter, but the gold in their hearts.

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The second in a very good series – February White Lies (A Cat Collier Mystery 2) by Carol Ann Kauffman

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Join Cat Collier from January Black Ice as she starts her own detective agency, Red Cat Investigations, inside the gorgeous old Palazzo Castellano Hotel and solves her first real paid case, the case of Shotzie, the missing French poodle. Just when she feels she is destined to find lost pets and missing luggage for the rest of her life in her beautiful new office, complete with business cards, magazines in the waiting room, and her Red Cat logo painted on the frosted glass door, a lovely, mysterious woman named Ms. White hires her to find out who is stalking her. A dead rat on her car. Being run off the road. A car bombing. Someone wants her frightened or maybe…dead.
The trail of graft and corruption leads Cat into danger as she hides the mystery woman with the old, reclusive lawyer Detrick Bittmor for safe keeping.
Cat’s relationship with the handsome Erick “Carter” Larsen is put in jeopardy when she teams up with Officer Kiernan Scott from the Heaton Valley Police Department to unravel the mystery in February White Lies.
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MapleLeafAussie

The second in a very good series.

Having thoroughly enjoyed ‘January Black Ice’, the first in Kauffman’s Cat Collier mystery series last year, I started this second installment feeling a little sorry that I had left it so long.
‘February White Lies’ picks up the story of Cat and her boyfriend Carter a short while after the end of the first story. Members of their families and friends return as regular characters, alongside new people of interest in a new mystery.

Kauffman’s characters are natural and familiarly drawn, and her writing is comfortable and easy to read. The different characters’ stories are interwoven neatly enough to work in a novella, but without the events of the plot feeling contrived or relationships overly orchestrated.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, so I’m going to commit to reading ‘March Blues’ in the coming month.

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Living the Wright Life by Pamela Ackerson – #CozyMysteries, #WomenSleuths

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The search for treasure and hidden family secrets is one way to stoke the flames of passion.
Jamie Parker thrives on solving puzzles, finding treasures, and searching for hidden secrets. When Cameron Wright asks her to translate ancestral documents, she has no idea the Wright’s had a trunk full of devastating and personal haunts from the past.
Joining forces, the two ignite a hunger for treasure and find it’s not the gold in their pockets that matter, but the gold in their hearts.

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