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Book Review-Murder at the Book Fair (Book 8 Dekker Cozy Mystery Series) - Steve Demaree

Monday, July 24, 2017

Two older retired policeman who used to be partners vaguely reminded me of Laurel & Hardy (remember them?) occasionally will help old friends out if they need a murder investigated. They really prefer their life of miniature golf and reading murder mysteries! They each have their own living abode as do their respective women friends. There are quite a few Bible quotes in here as both these gentlemen read portions of the Bible every morning.

They have a favorite bookstore in town where the owner knows them so well that she has books ready for them when they come in. They were told about the Kentucky Book Fair which neither had heard of before and decided to go. So off they went---bought lots of books--then returned home. Cy Dekker's phone rang-it was an old friend--seems like one of the author's was now dead--the coroner said suicide--the sheriff wasn't so sure--could Cy ask his coroner friend to preform an autopsy and check out the body--it was murder!! And the mad cap adventures begin as these two old friends Cy and Lou methodically attempt to find the killer.

There are parts that will make you laugh or shake your head and Elmer--well you will just have to read this to find out who the murderer was--I doubt you will guess-I didn't--but I thoroughly enjoyed the read.

About the Book: (from Amazon)

When an aging coroner says a wealthy author died of natural causes and sees no need to do an autopsy, the county sheriff calls an old friend, retired homicide detective Cy Dekker, to see if the man was murdered. Cy gets a medical examiner friend to do an autopsy and finds that the man was poisoned and the time of death was probably when that author was at a book fair. Cy and his retired partner Lou look at who might have poisoned the man. Suspects include other authors, the author's brother and sister, and his neighbors.

Read a Chapter or Two Here

Purchase the Book Here

About the Author: (from Amazon)

Steve Demaree's third grade teacher wired him in his desk. In his sophomore year of high school, he climbed out the window to escape detention. Today, he sits in front of his computer murdering people, while his wife of forty-three years tries to raise him without much success. His daughter repeated her mother's mistake and is currently trying to raise another mother's son and two dogs.

Author's Amazon Page

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Sunday Stroll Giveaway Linky 7/22 - 7/30

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Christy's Cozy Corners is a co-host of Sunday Stroll. So now you can enter on here or on Christy's Cozy Corners and the links will appear on both! Forever Green Mom is back so look for Sunday Stroll to appear there as well. Please feel free to link up all your wonderful giveaways here!! Link directly to the giveaway. Those linked to websites or main blog pages will be removed. Please use blog name, giveaway title and end date when posting. Post some, Enter Some, Win Some!

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mywalit Handbag and Wallet ARV $500 GA-1-US Ends 8/1

Friday, July 21, 2017

Sponsored by: mywalit Hosted by: Mom Does Reviews

I love handbags, yet I've purchased 7 in the last 22 years. See, my sweet hubby doesn't believe in replacing ANYTHIING until it's completely worn out. By completely I mean COMPLETELY! As in, shortly after we were married the strap broke on one of my bags - I woke up the next morning to a HUGE safety pin holding it together. Not. Lying. He. WAS. Serious. I do love that man though. :) I just got a handbag and wallet from mywalit, and I'm thinking if I have to wear these things out, I may never get another (not that I'll mind - they're great!).

MikiHope here--I have to admit that it is my own fault that my pocketbooks tend to look worn out! I happen to dislike shopping and finding a pocketbook takes so long-I can never find what I really want. At the moment I am using one of my Mom's bags--she threw it at me out of desperation!! I really do like the look of this bag--and heaven knows I need a new wallet. Well one of you is going to be really lucky and win this set as long as you fill out the form below! And don't forget to read Beth Langley's review here.

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