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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Blog Tour, Review, & Giveaway for Strangled by Simile by Kelley Kaye

Strangled by Simile

 (Chalkboard Outlines) 

by Kelley Kaye

About Strangled by Simile

Cozy Mystery 3rd in Series  
Publisher: Red Adept Publishing (May 23, 2021)  
Number of Pages 258 

Southern transplant Emma Lovett and best friend/colleague Leslie Parker can hardly believe it: it’s Emma’s third year at Thomas Jefferson High School, and in addition to an amazing year with boyfriend Hunter Wells and Leslie’s brand-new love interest, they’ve gotten all the way through Homecoming with no one dying.


At the end of October, Emma finds the strangled body of Charlie Foreman, one of Leslie’s favorite nemeses. And the first clue implicates Leslie in the crime! To make things worse, Emma’s feeling a little oogy: tired, dizzy, and something’s up with her eyes. What’s going on?

All Emma and Leslie are trying to do is find new methods for teaching the youth of America, hopefully using lessons from The Great Bard—their hero—William Shakespeare.

But someone has a different idea: more schooling in murder.

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

This is my first foray into this series but it won't be my last. We meet Emma a high school teacher who loves her job. Her new love interest is going well just making things that much better. She is even starting to think it may be a year without a murder but then she wakes up early one day heading into work hoping to catch Coach Charlie for a chat. Not once did she think he would be dead. Of course the inept detective thinks she is a suspect at least u films replaces her with her BFF Leslie. The girls start poking around until they find themselves in danger leading to a surprising ending. Makes for an enjoyable read thanks to quirky characters, clues spring lied throughout, and small town charm. Sure to delight cozy fans. I really liked it so I give it 4/5 stars.

About Kelley Kaye

“Kelley Kaye” taught High School English and Drama since 1992 in California, then Colorado and now Cali again, but her love for storytelling dates back to creating captions in her high school yearbook. Maybe back to the tales she created for her Barbie and Ken—whatever the case, the love’s been around a long time. She’s married to an amazing man who cooks for her, and they have two funny and wonderful sons.

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  1. This sounds like a cute read, especially for younger readers. Thanks for the chance. I love a good mystery.

  2. New author to me. Sounds like a great book.

  3. Thank you so much for being a stop on my book tour!