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Thursday, October 4, 2018

Blog Tour, Review, & Giveaway for A Very Merry Murder by Mary Angela

A Very Merry Murder 

(A Professor Prather Mystery)  

by Mary Angela

About the Book

Cozy Mystery 3rd in Series  
Camel Press (October 1, 2018)  
Paperback: 258 pages  
ISBN-10: 1603816550 
ISBN-13: 978-1603816557  
Digital ASIN: B07G2VLLCV
It’s December in Copper Bluff, and from hillside to hallowed hall, everyone is merry—or will be as soon as semester break arrives. Students are studying, professors are grading, and Emmeline Prather is anticipating the university-sponsored holiday concert. Friend and colleague Lenny Jenkins will be accompanying the visiting quartet, Jazz Underground, and Em can’t think of a better way to kick-start the holiday season.
But before she can say “Jingle Bell Rock,” trouble arrives at Candlelight Inn, the bed and breakfast where the quartet is staying. One of the band members dies unexpectedly, and suspicion falls on Em, whose altercation with the man ends with him on the floor. He never recovers, and now she’s worried her reputation might not either. When Emmeline starts to see parallels between an Agatha Christie novel she’s teaching and the victim, Lenny claims she’s read one too many mysteries.
As the clues unravel, so does the murderer’s patience. Em is close to finding the truth, but will the truth—or the murderer—push her over the edge? It will take a Christmas miracle to solve this case, but if there’s one thing in surplus this time of year, it’s faith.

About the Author

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Mary Angela is the author of the Professor Prather academic mystery series, which has been called “enjoyable” and “clever” by Publishers Weekly. She is also an educator and has taught English and humanities at South Dakota’s public and private universities for over ten years. When Mary isn’t writing or teaching, she enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her family.

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*I received a free copy of this book which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review for.

So I might be just a tad hooked on the literary theme going on in these books since Em is an English professor making her think books all the time which is right up my alley. It gives the mystery a book flair that blends nicely with the Christmas season going on. Em as the main suspect after being found with the dead guy was just great giving her lots  motivation to solve the puzzle. Lots of twists, turns, and surprises that you won't see coming all leading to a great reveal scene that made me think of Sherlock as Em laid it all out for them. I highly recommend it to fans of the genre. I really liked it so I give it 4/5 stars.

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  1. Thank you so much for reviewing my book. I appreciate your kind words!

  2. Thank you for your review on "A Very Merry Murder" by Mary Angela and for being part of the book tour.

    Love this cover! It puts me in the holiday spirit just looking at it. Can't wait for the opportunity to read this wonderful sounding book which I have placed on my TBR list.
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  3. Love the cover and I am a big fan of holiday mysteries.