Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Watching the Detectives - Blog Tour Cozy Mystery Review + Giveaway

Watching The Detectives by Julie Mulhern

Watching the Detectives (The Country Club Murders) Cozy Mystery 5th in Series Publisher: Henery Press (May 23, 2017) Paperback: 234 pages ISBN-13: 978-1635112115 E-Book ASIN: B06WWF1PWQ
Ellison Russell wanted a decorator, not a corpse. Too bad she finds Mrs. White in the study killed with a revolver. Things go from bad to worse when she finds Mr. White in the dining room killed with a candlestick. With so many bodies, is it any wonder Detective Anarchy Jones’ new partner considers Ellison a suspect?
With the country club gossips talking a mile a minute, an unexpected cocktail party, a visit from Aunt Sis, and a romantic decision, Ellison hardly has time to think about murder. Unfortunately, the killer has plenty of time to think about her.
  Books in the Country Club Murders Humorous Mystery Series: THE DEEP END (#1) GUARANTEED TO BLEED (#2) CLOUDS IN MY COFFEE (#3) SEND IN THE CLOWNS (#4) WATCHING THE DETECTIVES (#5)

My Thoughts: 

Pretty much every new Country Club Murder mystery I read I proclaim my new favorite and Watching the Detectives is no different!  Right from the beginning I was completely sucked in.  And it was hard not to be because within in the first 20 pages or so poor Ellison is already tripping over a body.  Her mother is not amused.  And neither is handsome detective Anarchy Jones or his new partner the decidedly less handsome and nice Detective Peters.  The mystery is excellent and thoroughly entertaining.  What captivated me more in this book is the issues of social justice that arise.  Since it's a crucial part of the mystery I don't want to give too much away but I found it really interesting how Mulhern handled it without undermining the serious nature but reminding the reader of the thoughts of the day.

As usual, one of my biggest treats after finishing this thoroughly enjoyable mystery was visiting Mulhern's Pinterest board for the book to see her inspiration.  If you enjoy mysteries of any kind this is a series not to miss.  While you could jump in here I think you'd enjoy it even more if you started at the beginning and you won't regret it!  Rating:  Very Good


About The Author

- Julie Mulhern is the USA Today bestselling author of The Country Club Murders. She is a Kansas City native who grew up on a steady diet of Agatha Christie. She spends her spare time whipping up gourmet meals for her family, working out at the gym and finding new ways to keep her house spotlessly clean--and she's got an active imagination. Truth is--she's an expert at calling for take-out, she grumbles about walking the dog and the dust bunnies under the bed have grown into dust lions.
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Tour Participants
May 22 – View from the Birdhouse – SPOTLIGHT
May 22 – Christa Reads and Writes – REVIEW
May 23 – Queen of All She Reads - REVIEW
May 23 – The Pulp and Mystery Shelf – INTERVIEW
May 24 – I Wish I Lived in a Library – REVIEW
May 24 – Celticlady's Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
May 25 – A Cozy Experience – REVIEW
May 25 – Books,Dreams,Life – SPOTLIGHT
May 26 – MysteriesEtc – REVIEW
May 26 – Readeropolis – SPOTLIGHT
May 27 – Author Annette Drake's blog – INTERVIEW
May 28 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy. &, Sissy, Too! – SPOTLIGHT
May 29 – I Read What You Write - REVIEW
May 29 – Books Direct – GUEST POST
May 30 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – REVIEW
May 30 – Cozy Up With Kathy – INTERVIEW May 31 – Back Porchervations – REVIEW May 31 – Island Confidential – GUEST POST
June 1 – Community Bookstop - REVIEW
June 1 – Laura's Interests - REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST
June 2 – Bibliophile Reviews – REVIEW 
June 3- Girl with Book Lungs – REVIEW
June 3- Bookworm Café - CHARACTER GUEST POST
June 4 – Brooke Blogs - REVIEW, GUEST POST
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  1. Sounds really good - wish I had a spot to read it in, but will note it to possibly look further into!

  2. I keep meaning to read this series! You always make them sound so good, and I'm glad you enjoyed this one just as much as the rest of them.

    1. Trish, book two is marked down to #99cents through tomorrow. It's a great opportunity to stock up for summer!

  3. Nice to see the 5th book out, can't wait to read this one. And Jones has a new partner? Oh- oh, that should spice things up a bit. :)

  4. Thanks so much for hosting me today. I am THRILLED you enjoyed Watching the Detectives, thank you for taking time to review!

  5. Anarchy Jones. What a great name. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed this one!

  6. I love this series and can't wait to read this one! I will have to check out her pinterest boards, thanks for the tip!

  7. I have loved every book in this series, and I am very excited to get this one. Thanks for sharing.

  8. I noticed I have this serie earmarked, and I am quite sure you are the reason for that!

  9. This sounds like a really good series. I love that bodies start showing up so early in the book. Great review!

  10. I've entered!! I've entered!! Hope I win...! Haven't read the series no, just hear from you all the time!

    PS: My Cousin Rachel for June - 29 June will be fine. I made a note!

  11. Loved your review. I really need to try this author!

  12. Great post! Even the author's bio blurb is humorous :) I actually have The Deep End already on my Kindle, slated to read this week. I now feel the need to definitely jump in and start this series. Sounds amusing and different from some of the other cozy mysteries out there. Thanks, Katherine and Ms. Mulhern.