Saturday, July 22, 2017


I'm thrilled to be a stop on the 
book tour for 
Colleen J. Shogan
and her new book
Book 3 in the Washington Whodunit Mysteries

The Mayflower Society is about to hold its annual meeting at Washington D.C.’s swanky gathering place for the elite, the Continental Club. That means Kit Marshall’s upper-crust future in-laws, Buffy and Winston Hollingsworth, are coming for a visit. Annoyed that Kit has not set a date to marry Doug, Buffy wants her to commit to a high society wedding at the club. Kit, though chief of staff for a congresswoman, feels uncomfortable with Buffy and Winston’s crowd. Kit receives an unexpected reprieve in the form of murder. En route to her morning jog, she encounters the corpse of the leader of the Mayflower Society, conservative multimedia tycoon Grayson Bancroft. On the security cameras, no one was seen entering or leaving the club, which means the culprit had to be an overnight guest. Little love was lost on Bancroft, but the police have their prime suspect: Doug’s father. Buffy and Winston, formerly disdainful of Kit’s sleuthing, urge her to investigate. With her future in-laws’ freedom and reputations at stake, Kit sets out once again to solve a murder mystery, this time aided by her fiancĂ© Doug in addition to her friends Meg and Trevor and her dog Clarence. Her search for clues will take her from the club to the Smithsonian Museum, the National Archives, and Mount Vernon.



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I’ve heard it said, things happen in threes. This third book in the Washington Whodunit Mysteries proves that those three things can be good. But if author Colleen J. Shogan keeps writing them like this, three will only be the beginning!

I’m not sure anymore if this series falls under “cozy” mystery or not, but I the only fiction I read is in the cozy mystery genre. Yes, this series takes place in Washington DC, but it has a small town vibe when reading it. Let’s going with calling it a tradition mystery.

As with the first two books in this series, CALAMITY AT THE CONTINENTAL CLUB is a brilliant mystery. Author Shogan knows how to hold her readers’ attention that’s for certain. Each chapter brought with it more questions, intrigue, and twists and turns. With protagonist Kit Marshall becoming braver with each book, she took some chances that had me holding my breath. This fast moving, from cover to cover read, leads to a great reveal and a very satisfying conclusion.

I’m already looking forward to book four!


Colleen Shogan has been reading mysteries since the age of six. A political scientist by training, Colleen has taught American politics at Yale, George Mason, Georgetown, and Penn. She previously worked in the United States Senate and for the Congressional Research Service. She’s currently a senior executive at the Library of Congress, working on great outreach initiatives such as the National Book Festival. She lives in Arlington, Virginia with her husband Rob Raffety and their beagle mutt, Conan.

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  1. Thanks, Lisa. Happy Saturday!

  2. Thank you for featuring my book!!

    1. Always happy to have you, Colleen. I love your series!

  3. Replies
    1. Hi Mary! Thanks for visiting! (Stay away from NG) LOL

  4. Sounds like a good addition to an interesting series! Thanks for sharing

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Maria! It's a wonderful addition indeed.

  5. The book sounds like a great read.

  6. a new-to-me author that now has my attention.Thanks Lisa!

    1. Johnna, it's my mission in life to spread the book love. ;-)

  7. I like the cover of "Calamity..."

    1. Head over to Amazon or Barnes & Noble and check out all the covers!

  8. Thanks for the review, Lisa! I lived in D.C. for several years and look forward to this series that takes place in this incredibly interesting city ~

    1. You'll feel like you're back in DC again, Celia! Thanks for stopping by!

  9. I like that the book takes place in Washington DC. Book sounds like a great read.

  10. Awesome review - thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you, Victoria! And thank you for dropping by!

  11. What a fascinating career Colleen has had. Lots of experience to add to her stories.

  12. Thank you for your honest review, it's much appreciated!