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Monday, December 9, 2019

Blog Tour, Review, & Giveaway for Bookmarked for Murder by V.M. Burns

Bookmarked for Murder 

(Mystery Bookshop) 

 by V.M. Burns

About Bookmarked for Murder

Cozy Mystery 5th in Series 
Kensington (November 26, 2019)  
Paperback: 256 pages  
ISBN-10: 1496718313  
ISBN-13: 978-1496718310 
Digital ASIN: B07P9MR138 
Amateur sleuth Samantha Washington’s shopping trip to Chicago takes a deadly detour when a man is murdered on her bus . . .
After some post-Christmas retail therapy in the Windy City, mystery bookshop owner and historical whodunit novelist Sam Washington is returning home to North Harbor, Michigan, on a chartered bus. With Nana Jo and her gal pals Irma, Dorothy, and Ruby Mae from Shady Acres Retirement Village along for the ride, it's a lively trip. But one passenger is not so lively—a gentleman Irma befriended is found dead in his seat after an unscheduled stop. The ladies immediately shift gears to find out who punched his ticket, while Sam slips into the driver's seat to make sure Nana Jo and her crew steer clear of fatal conclusions . . .
*I received a free copy of this book which I voluntarily chose to write a  honest review for.

Another great adventure with Samantha!! This time she has went on a group trip to Chicago with her Nana and the Shady Acres crew. Things are going fantastic until the ride home which is filled with traffic jams leading to an unexpected rest stop. Upon loading up again they discover one of their party dead. Sam is determined to not get involved since it didn't even happen in Michigan but pressure from the others convinces her otherwise as they point out that someone on the bus had to be involved making it a rather short suspect list with then all on it. This leads to a divided investigation as each one of them does their part so Sam can put it together just in time putting her in danger. A fun cozy mystery that will keep you hooked as the story evolves especially as we get two mysteries in one as well follow Sam on her writing journey. The contrasts between the two parts is quite enjoyable making for a great read perfect for fans of cozies with a more literary type theme to them. I really liked it so I give it 4/5 stars.

About V.M. Burns

V.M. Burns was born in Northwestern Indiana and spent many years in Southwestern Michigan on the Lake Michigan shoreline. She is a lover of dogs, British historic cozies, and scones with clotted cream. After many years in the Midwest, she went in search of milder winters and currently lives in Eastern Tennessee with her poodles. Her debut novel, The Plot is Murder was nominated for a 2017 Agatha Award for Best First Novel. Valerie is a member of Mystery Writers of America, International Thriller Writers, and a lifetime member of Sisters in Crime. Readers can learn more by visiting her website at

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1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a good cozy mystery, but WOW, that Kindle book is expensive. $9.99? Any way I can get a review copy instead?