Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Book Review/Giveaway A Fright to the Death by Dawn Eastman

Title:     A Fright To The Death
Author:  Dawn Eastman
Series:    Book 3 A Family Fortune Mystery
Publisher: Berkley
Source:   Received for Review from Publisher
Format:  Paperback
Genre:   Cozy Mystery
Rating:  Five Stars
Reviewed by: Tina

Clyde and Mac were all set to head on a romantic vacation to Mexico when they got side tracked by a snowstorm. Their flight to mexico being cancelled and wondering what to do Mac gets the idea of heading to a near by hotel that was once a castle, a haunted castle. When they get there they are shocked to discover that the women in their families also staying there for the weekend for  knitting workshops taught by Isabelle , celebrity knitter and author.

When the hotel suddenly loses power it seems all hell has broken loose and the back up generator refuses to start with a maintenance man that dosen't know anything about fixing generators. Everyone including Linda Garrett, the owner her daughter Jessica try to make the best out of a bad situation for everyone when Linda ventures off to find her niece, Clarissa in the "Turrett Room", the very same room that was once occupied by the former resident of the castle who died under suspicious circumstances. Linda finds Clarissa dead.

 With the phone lines down and being snowed in Clyde, a former police officer and Mac being a detective decide to take over the situation and start to investigate who could have murdered Clarissa. With the fear of a murderer among them. Clyde and her family have so called physic abilities but after down playing it for so long could Clyde use her abilities to find things help her solve a murder?
Clarissa was not well liked and every one had a reason to want her dead. Clyde and Mac weave through the suspects one by one to try to catch a killer hook, line and sinker.

This book had the makings of a traditional mystery but it also had the very best features that define a "Cozy Mystery" including the setting, plot, theme and the characters. Grabs your attention and won't let go even long after your finished reading. Clyde and Mac and their families were very likable and lovable especially Clyde's Aunt Vi who seemed a little annoying at first but I grew to love. When you think about the characters and want to know what happens next is the sure sign of a great mystery. I will be sure to go back to read the first two books in this series and I also can't wait to see what happens with Clyde, Mac and their families in the next Family Fortune Mystery.

Author Dawn Eastman Online: http://dawneastman.com/
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46 comments:

  1. Yes, please! Thanks! dm_richards@yahoo.com

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  2. Sounds like a good one. pattie.tierney@gmail.com

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  3. Sounds great! Thanks! robin.christofaro@yahoo.com

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  4. Loved the series. This sounds like the best out of the three in series! Thanks for the giveaway.
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  5. This is a great series....can't wait for this one. Kuzlin at aol.com

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  6. Sounds like another fun addition to this series. Fingers crossed!
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  7. A Fright to the Death sounds like a great page turning read. Thank you for a chance to win.
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  8. Sounds like a fun read—thanks for the chance to win a copy!

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  9. I really enjoy this series, and would love the chance to win a copy of the latest. Thank you.
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  10. This looks like a fun and interesting read! Thanks!
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  11. sounds like a fun read, thanks for the chance :)
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  12. Nothing is worse than being at the mercy of weather when traveling! Sounds like Clyde and Mac have an interesting side trip! Thanks for the chance to win!
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  13. I like mysteries where the characters are at unique locations. Thank you for the giveaway.
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  14. Bad weather, Stranded, poss. haunted hotel, murder and knitting!! OMG I can not wait to read this one way or another!! Thank you regardless if I win or not
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  15. Sounds wonderful, everything I could ask for murder, mystery and knitting :)

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  16. I have only read the first book in this series, I need to get caught up!
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  17. I've only read book 1 so far.
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  18. this sounds like a great read. Everything that can go wrong goes wrong - at the same time.
    Looking forward to reading this one. thanks.

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  19. One of my favorite series. I received the first book as a gift and became a fan for life. Can hardly wait to read this book!!!
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  21. Love the cover!!! It is a real eyecatcher. Sounds like an interesting read.
    Carol Smith
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  22. Quirky relatives and a haunted hotel-castle should make for a really fun cozy. Thanks for the contest.
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  23. A new author/new series for me and it sounds terrific!

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  24. Best way to travel - and haunted to boot!

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  25. Thanks for this intriguing cozy. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  26. A series which interests me greatly. thanks for this great feature and giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. Oh, I love snowstorms! I want this book!
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  28. Sounds great!! Thanks! jawdance@yahoo.com

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  29. Thanks for a chance to win and read the book! jr_dj_gantt@juno.com

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  30. Wow! A new series to look forward to. Bookbaba@msn.com

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  31. This sounds like another good read. Bettyjo.English@gmail.com

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  32. Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win this great book.
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  33. This sounds like a book to be added to my TBR pile

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  34. I read the first one in the series and would like to read more of them.
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  35. Can't wait to start reading!
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  36. Love this series
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  37. Sounds like a great book, especially from your review! Haven't read any in this series yet...thanks for the chance to win one! jeaniedannheim (at) ymail (dot) com

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  38. What a good day for a giveaway. After just paying my taxes it's to the library or win it for me. Book sounds great. kphans08@gmail.com

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  39. I love this series and these covers.

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  40. Thank you for hosting and for the lovely review. Thanks to all the commenters - good luck on the giveaway!

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    1. Your welcome Dawn, I really enjoyed your book. It's one of my favorites now

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  41. Sounds great! Thanks for the chance!
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  42. Thanks for the chance! I love this series!
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  43. I love thus series.

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