Marlowe From The Calla Lily Mysteries!
Meet Marlowe who,
according to his mama Lily Callahan, is a “ten-pound Min Pin with the heart
of a hundred-pound wolf.” Marlowe is named for Raymond Chandler’s noir
detective, Philip Marlowe made famous by the iconic Humphrey Bogart.
One of the characters
in the ensemble cast in my Calla Lily Mystery series, Marlowe’s every bit the
star! Not unlike Lily Callahan who had a starring role in a long-running soap
opera, Not Another Day—until her character was killed off by the show’s
producers. When Lily returns home to California’s wine country after her Aunt
Lettie dies, she’s cast in a new role as the owner of the Calla Lily Vineyards,
Winery, and Playhouse.
As her loyal canine
companion, Marlowe has a variety of new roles to play, too. A smart, attentive
little dog, he doesn’t miss a thing. That’s good because there’s plenty going
on from the moment that he and Lily set foot in the Calistoga community up
valley from Napa. That’s not just what goes on in the world of vineyards and
wineries, but murder and mayhem.
With his energetic,
inquisitive nature, Marlowe’s a natural “watch dog”, and monitors the comings
and goings of Lily and her friends. By friends, I mean one of Aunt Lettie’s
oldest and dearest friends, Judy Tucker. A tough, hard-working, independent
woman she’s run a large ranch and family farm for decades. Marlowe’s also on
alert watching out for the members of Lily’s “diva posse.” The posse includes four
of Lily’s closest women friends who travel from Hollywood to wine country to
help Lily deal with the death of her aunt and decide to stick around for a
Then there’s Deputy US
Marshal Austin Jennings, hunk extraordinaire, who rushes in to save the day
when Lily’s homecoming is met with a blistering hail of bullets. A perfect
“adventurous canine companion” to the dashing lawman, Marlowe’s no slouch when
it comes to defending Lily. He takes matters into his own “paws” on more than
one occasion when life in small-town California turns out to be a tangle of mystery,
suspense, and intrigue. He uses his heart of a wolf to defend Lily and her
friends—not quite an “attack dog,” but he can send a bad guy packing!
Marlowe’s also a true “doggie
pal” to Darjeeling, a tiny, teacup yorkie who comes to visit with one of the
divas as her momma. When trouble comes to the Calla Lily Vineyards, Marlowe’s steps
into the role of a “comfort dog,” and turns out to be especially good at that with
I can’t wait for you to
meet Marlowe and all the other characters in this series. The mysteries are
fast-paced and suspenseful. In addition to a darling pooch, there’s the gorgeous
wine country setting, romance, humor, and food, too—including recipes. I hope
you’ll read the books, Lily’s Homecoming Under Fire and A Tangle in
the Vines and tell me who you believe steals the limelight.
There’s more to come
for Lily, Austin, Marlowe, and their friends. In Fall’s Killer Vintage,
the Taste of Napa Challenge turns out to be more challenging than anyone ever
imagined. One of the wines entered in the competition is more than a little
disappointing when it turns out to be a killer vintage. When one of Aunt
Lettie’s old friends becomes a suspect, Lily is soon caught up in the mystery. Is
the murder of a federal judge about a rivalry among vintners, or is someone out
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About A Tangle In The Vines
Cozy Mystery 2nd in Series
Independently Published (September 10, 2019)
Number of Pages 250 pages with recipes
The curtain may fall on the Calla Lily Players' first season unless Lily and Austin can find a killer on the loose in California's wine country. Torrential rains threaten to put a damper on The Calla Lily Players’ first outdoor theater production. When the ground suddenly shifts, buried secrets revealed amid the tangled vines put the spotlight on murder. As Lily and Austin dig deeper into the mystery, the drama unfolds onstage and off. The race is on to find a killer before opening night.Grab your copy of the second book in the Calla Lily Mystery series by USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, Anna Celeste Burke and join the race! Recipes Included. Free to read in Kindle Unlimited.
*I received a free copy of this book which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review for.
What an intriguing way to start off a book. Calla is digging into a plugged up storm drain pipe during a horrendous storm that shows no signs of relenting. Others are pitching their efforts else where doing what they can. Just before she is about to hand the task over the plug suddenly releases with quite a few surprises with it. Covered in nasty stinky slime Calla sees all sorts of remains have tumbled out. Looks like the work of serial killer making for an interesting investigation to say the least worked in around the demands of the play. Add in a side mystery as well to really round out the story and you will find yourself hooked wondering what clue will pop up next. Well developed characters each playing a part makes it even more fun. Makes for a great cozy read making it perfect for fans of the genre. Wine lovers should appreciate it as well since it is set in the middle of wine country. I really liked it so I give it 4/5 stars.
About Anna Celeste Burke
Author LinksWebsite: https://www.desertcitiesmystery.com/
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/annacelesteburke/
Purchase Link - Amazon
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