Lone Star Book Blog Tour: KILLING IN C SHARP

Sometimes when you pick up a book you KNOW you will be hooked on the series. Alexia Gordon’s second book Death in D Minor signaled just that for me, so when Killing in C Sharp came up for review I was right there, wildly waving my hand. And let me tell you, from the first chapter, I knew I was in for a fun ride.

Read on to find out why AND to enter a really fun giveaway (because books and bourbon whiskey sounds like the perfect combo).

KILLING IN C SHARP
A Gethsemane Brown Mystery, Volume 3

 

 

by

Alexia Gordon

Genre: Paranormal MysteryPublisher: Henery PressDate of Publication: March 6, 2018

Number of Pages: 288

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She saved Carraigfaire—but can she save her friends? Gethsemane Brown fought off an attack by a sleazy hotel developer who wanted to turn her Irish cottage into a tourist trap. Now she must face a vengeful ghost determined to exact revenge for her murder centuries ago. This ghost’s wrath spares no one—not Gethsemane’s students, Inspector Niall O’Reilly, fellow teacher Frankie Grennan, or a group of ghost hunters descended on Dunmullach to capture proof ghosts exist. Proof Gethsemane has to quash to keep Eamon, her resident ghost and friend, from becoming an internet sensation. As if a spiteful specter wasn’t bad enough, a crooked music reviewer turns up dead in the opera house orchestra pit, a famous composer is arrested for the crime, and Gethsemane must team up with a notorious true-crime author to clear his name. If she doesn’t, friends will die, a ghost she cares about will never know peace, and she’ll star in a final act gruesome enough for any opera.

 

 

 

PRAISE FOR THE GETHSEMANE BROWN MYSTERY SERIES:

Book 1, Murder in G Major

Winner of the 2017 Lefty Award for Best Debut Novel

2016 Agatha Award nominee for Best First Novel

Suspense magazine “Best of 2016” selection in Debut Novel category

Book 2, Death in D Minor

Runner-Up, 2017 Lone Star Bloggers’ Choice Awards, Best Mystery/Suspense

Short List, 2017 Lone Star Bloggers’ Choice Awards, Best Series

Book 3, Killing in C Sharp

Starred review, Publisher’s Weekly, January 29, 2018

 

 

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Alexia Gordon delivers with another addictive cozy mystery that works well as a stand-alone, but you’ll really WANT to read the first two because they are just so entertaining!

In this, her third installment in her Gethsemane Brown mysteries, the landlord of her Irish cottage delivers an ultimatum: let a crew of ghost hunters search for the ghost that “haunts” her home if she wants to stay. Of course, she has no plans to let them see her incorrigible ghostly housemate Eamon lest they turn her home into a tourist attraction. Her relationship with the stuck-in-limbo Eamon is delightful, inasmuch as they bicker like an old married couple and she is challenged with convincing him to stay hidden.

However, Eamon isn’t the ghost she must contend with. Another composer who is hoping to reinstate his fallen reputation is preparing to debut his new opera in their small village of Dunmullach. Unfortunately, he has based his tale on a very old legend that involves a curse – a curse which is brought to Dunmullach. There is murder, a curse afflicting the firstborn sons throughout the town, and plenty of intrigue to drive the story at a quick pace.

And of course, Gethsemane gets sucked into the middle of the chaos, to the irritation of the local police. She is such a multifaceted character, curious, straight-talking, intelligent and clever. She is helped along by a great cast of characters – Father Tim from Our Lady of Perpetual Sorrows, who has a garden shed full of ancient grimoires and occult books to cast out spirits and the like; a twelve-year-old genius; and an inspector who is none too pleased with her involvement in another “situation” but trusts her puzzle solving abilities to help out. Their relationships are well drawn and as colorful as the characters themselves.

The story has plenty of twists and turns, a surfeit of bad guys, and Gordon does a great job of winding everything together as the tension mounts and more people are put at risk. Gethsemane is a character you can’t help rooting for because she’s so relatable (despite the situations she finds herself in.)

Now, I’m forever a fan of cozy mysteries because I get the action, the mystery, fun, quirky characters – without the blood and gore of some murder mysteries but with all the tension that would accompany the latter. Killing in C Sharp kept me glued to the page and I tore through the the book so quickly that I took it with me on vacation to give it another read!

If you enjoy your mysteries with less grit and gore, more wit with the tension and twists and some really wonderful and engaging characters, give this entire series a try – and pick up Killing in C Sharp.

 

 

 

 

A writer since childhood, I put literary endeavors on hold to finish medical school and Family Medicine residency training. Medical career established, I returned to writing fiction. I completed SMU’s Writer’s Path program in Dallas, Texas. Henery Press published my first novel, Murder in G Major, book one of the Gethsemane Brown mysteries, in September 2016. Book two, Death in D Minor, released July 11, 2017. Book three, Killing in C Sharp, comes out March 6, 2018. Murder in G Major won the Lefty Award for Best Debut Novel, was nominated for an Agatha Award for Best New Novel and was selected one of Suspense Magazine’s Best Debuts.

I listen to classical music, drink whiskey, and blog at Miss Demeanors, voted one of Writers’ Digest magazine’s 101 best websites for writers, and Femmes Fatales.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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GIVEAWAY! GIVEAWAY! GIVEAWAY!

HOW ABOUT A BOOK AND A BOURBON?One winner receives a signed copy of Killing in C Sharp and a bottle of Koval Bourbon Whiskey

Winner must be at least 21 and shipping of alcohol permitted by laws of the state where prize is being delivered. In the event above conditions not met, an alternate prize will be awarded.

 

 

MARCH 13-22, 2018

 

 

(US ONLY)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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