Saturday, July 15, 2017

Book Review

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Today's book spotlight is on
Book 2 in the Tobi Tobias Mysteries
by Laura Bradford

To help an old friend, Tobi Tobias gets a third-rate thespian a part in a commercial, and learns that in the advertising business, bad acting can lead to murder . . .

When Tobi Tobias opened her own advertising agency, Carter McDade was there for her every step of the way. A brilliant hairdresser, Carter has just landed his dream project: doing hair and makeup for a theatrical production of Rapunzel. But the dream turns into a nightmare when he runs into Fiona Renoir, a cruel, talentless starlet who won't let Carter touch a hair on her head.
To get Fiona out of Carter's hair, Tobi hires the difficult actress for a bit part in her latest commercial. But true to character, Fiona is a terror on set, and Tobi is starting to think she's made the biggest mistake of her life. But things get even worse when Fiona drops dead in the hairdresser's chair, and the only suspect is the man left holding the tainted hair dye, Carter McDade. And unless Tobi can prove his innocence, he'll never do hair in this town again.


30 SECOND DEATH was 8 hours of unbelievable reading!

Oh, I do love this series. As I mentioned in my review of book one, DEATH IN ADVERTISING I was blown away with every aspect of it. In starting 30 SECOND DEATH, I of course was hoping for more of the same, and author Laura Bradford delivered!

Tobi Tobias is a fresh and fun protagonist. I love her quirky sense of humor, and that she snorts when she laughs like I do! She’s feel very real to me, meaning, she could be someone I know. When I read some leads in other series, I feel like I could never be them. But Tobi, she makes me feel like I can do anything.

30 SECOND DEATH was a fast paced, exciting story that touched on every emotion in me at one point or the other. When I wasn’t laughing at the antics of some of the characters, or deep into other story points of this great book, I was holding my breath over the whodunit portion of the tale. Ms. Bradford really upped the mystery content in this installment of the Tobi Tobias Mysteries, and after the last book, I wouldn’t have thought that possible! 



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Laura Bradford

While spending a rainy afternoon at a friend's house more than thirty years ago, Laura Bradford fell in love with writing over a stack of blank paper, a box of crayons, and a freshly sharpened number two pencil.

Those early attempts at the craft had her writing and illustrating stories for young children. Wise beyond her years, Laura saved her first writing attempt in a hand decorated shoe box (complete with sparkly stickers) and moved on to her next idea. Her second book—O’Casey’s Wish—was so utterly brilliant, she sent it off to a well-known New York publishing house at the tender age of ten, confident she was on the verge of becoming the next Don Freeman (Corduroy) or Shel Silverstein (Giving Tree).

Months later, she received her first form letter rejection.

While she wasn’t of the mindset to save that first crushing blow for posterity, Laura did save the original copy of this particular literary masterpiece in the event the letter was a mistake.

Desperate to prove her flexibility as a writer, Laura soon found herself dabbling in jokes (for her Girl Scout troop’s newsletter), stories of angst (a somewhat autobiographical look at her teenage years), movie reviews (for the Xavier University Newswire), and countless news and feature articles (for newspapers in CT, SC, TN, and MO).

It wasn’t until Laura was home raising children of her own though, that she was finally able to dust off that rainy day dream and bring it back to its original form—writing fiction.

Today, she is a bestselling mystery author with Berkley Prime Crime (Penguin Publishing), and an award winning romance author with Harlequin American. She lives in New York with her family.

Oh, and if you meet Laura at a book event in the future, ask her about O’Casey’s Wish. It tends to travel with her everywhere she goes.

I have had such a great time hosting author 
Laura Bradford
over the last couple of weeks.

I want to thank my blogger/reviewer/Facebook friends for hosting Laura as well. 

If you missed any of their posts you can find them all below. 

July 6 – Sheryl Hagan-Booth - Booth Talks Books - Interview

July 7 – Karen M. Owen – A Cup Of Tea And A Cozy Mystery - Interview

July 8 & 9 – Me – Lisa Ks Book Reviews – series spotlight

July 10 – Linda Langford – Chatting About Cozies – Spotlight

July 11 – Mary Brown – MJBReviewers – Interview

July 12 – Kim Davis  - Cinnamon Sugar and a Little Bit of Murder – Review and recipe

July 13 – Me – Lisa Ks Book Reviews – Interview

July 14 – Mary Brown – MJBReviewers – Review

July 15 – Me – Lisa Ks Book Reviews - Review

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  1. Thanks, Lisa. Happy Saturday!

  2. Thanks for posting you review of this great book, Lisa.