Sunday, May 15, 2016

Book Review/Giveaway: Mrs. Malory and Death is a Word by Hazel Holt

Title: Mrs.Malory and Death is a Word
Author: Hazel Holt
Series: Book 21 Sheila Malory Mystery
 Publisher: Obsidian Mystery
 Format: Paperback
 Source: Received for review from Publisher
 Star Rating: 3 out 5
 Reviewed by: Marlene

 When one of Sheila's oldest friends comes back to Taviscombe to live after her husband passes away an odd set of events is set into effect. Eva Jackson, wife of famous foreign correspondent, Alan Jackson has decided to leave the busy London life behind her and settle back to her roots. Although with help from Sheila and her cousin, Rosemary it is still a struggle for her to face.

 Shortly after settling into her cottage Eva is bombarded with many stresses, her late husband's publisher wanting her to send Alan's unpublished works to be set into a book, a neighboring farmer who is bullying her about her land and a fire in her garage. However when Eva becomes ill and dies. Her son, Daniel and his partner, Patrick move into the cottage and struggle to find their place and where to go from here. When Daniel is killed by a supposed drunk driver it becomes more apparent nothing is what it seems.

 With Sheila and Patrick prodding the police with possibilities of foul play. They embark on their own discovery, one that will lead to a possibly dangerous confrontation.

 I enjoyed the story line of this book but couldn't help that since I had not read a Sheila Malory Mystery before quite a bit of the details of who and where and the connections confused me. It took me almost to the end of the book to figure what kind of animals Tris and Foss were. The structure of the writing was great and very descriptive, I could see some of the scenes and being able to visualize what I am reading helps.

 The characters are great and believable. I very much liked Sheila and Mrs. Dudley. They were two very strong willed women in their own rights.

 FTC Disclosure Thank you to the publisher and/or author or Net Galley for providing us with a copy of this book for review.This did not influence our thoughts in any way. All the opinions of the book are our own.

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  1. A great author and series, thanks for the chance to win :)
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  2. This is a new series for me. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  3. I have heard that this is a very good series. I would love to start reading it. Thank you for the chance!
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  4. New to me. Sounds great!!

  5. New to me series and author, thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  6. On the half chance this giveaway will not continue to claim being closed at some point before the date and time stated for closure (12:00 a.m. May 16), I would like to add my email address to the drawing for this book.

    1. P. S. It is 7:00 a.m. Alaska time, not 11:00 a.m. as the posting time states.

  7. New author to me.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    Carol Smith

  8. Added this to my TBR list and can't wait to read it.

  9. This is a "new-to-me" author and series. Thank you for the introduction and the chance to win a copy of Mrs. Malory and Death is a Word.

  10. I've always enjoyed the Mrs. Malory series and would like to win this one.

  11. What an inviting cover! Thanks for the contest, lilflynracer at

  12. I have never read this author before and I would like to try this book.

  13. This is a very intriguing reading adventure. I am always in on stories set in England!

  14. This is also a new author and series for me. Thanks for the chance to win!

  15. Thanks Tina for the awesome blog today & for a chance to win this Hazel Holt mystery! sxygrndma48{at}yahoo{dot}com

  16. i love this series.

  17. Hazel Holt is a new author to me and I would really enjoy reading. Great review and giveaway.

  18. Hazel Holt is a new author to me and I would really enjoy reading. Great review and giveaway.

  19. New author & series. Sounds interesting. Thanks for the chance to win.

  20. Great cover. Sounds like a wonderful book and a series to add to my TBR!

  21. This series sounds captivating and unique. Thanks for this lovely giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  22. Wonderful review and giveaway. Thanks for this chance. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

  23. This is a fun series. Thank you for your review

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  24. Wow, 21 books in the series! I have quite a few in the series but haven't read them yet.

  25. This looks like a fun series



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