Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Book 1 in the Sophie Kimball Mysteries
by J. C. Eaton

Never judge a book by its cover...

Sophie “Phee” Kimball is not a cop. She’s a divorced, middle-aged mom who works as an account clerk for the police department in a small city in Minnesota. But her retired mother, Harriet Plunkett, is convinced Phee is the only one who can solve the mystery of a cursed book. According to Harriet, four members of her book club have already succumbed to the deadly curse. Harriet insists Phee catch the next plane to her retirement community in Sun City West, Arizona, to investigate.

Is her mother just bored and lonely? She does have a new pet—a long-haired chiweenie (half Chihuahua, half Dachshund)—for company and a host of pals (although that number is admittedly dwindling). Phee is certain that their book club selection isn’t cursed, but is somebody really knocking off the ladies? As Phee starts to uncover dark secrets hidden in plain sight under the blazing Arizona sun, she’ll need to read between the lines before it’s someone else’s final chapter....


BOOKED 4 MURDER is a mystery too good to 4get!

Starting a new book can be hard. When that book is the first in a new series? Well, it can be even harder. So, I started reading BOOKED 4 MURDER with high hopes, mixed with a bit of trepidation. My worries were for nothing. Author J. C. Eaton has created a great new mystery series. I was completely hooked from the first chapter. If this first installment in the series is an example of what is to follow, this series is going to run for a long time.

I made a quick connection with series protagonist and namesake, Sophie Kimball. Sophie is middle aged, so I could relate better with her in some situations than I can a very young heroine. Her mother, Harriet is such a fun character. A lot of the scenes with her had me laughing. And Harriet’s dog, Freeman . . . well, I have a Chiweenie of my own, so author Eaton scored there with me.

A wonderful mystery, BOOKED 4 MURDER had twists and turns, red herrings, and an all-round cleverness that had me guessing my way through this fast paced book. When the reveal came, I was surprised, even though I had guessed it earlier in the story, only to reject it.

Give this new series a try. Pick up a copy of BOOKED 4 MURDER. When you’re finished, you’ll be waiting for book two, DITCHED 4 MURDER as anxiously as I am!

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  1. Thanks, Lisa. Happy Wednesday.

  2. Sounds like a great book. Thanks for sharing Lisa.

  3. Thanks for the heads up. This is a new one on me and looks like a great read Della