Saturday, August 6, 2016

Book Review/Giveaway: clock and dagger by Julianne Holmes

 Title: clock and dagger
 Author: Julianne Holmes
 Series: Book 2 A Clock Shop Mystery
 Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime Mystery
 Format: Paperback
 Source: Received for review from Publisher
 Rating: Five Stars
 Reviewed by: Tina

The old clocks held many secrets and time was running out for clockmaker, Ruth Clagan owner of her grandfather,G.T's clock shop, Cog and Sprocket who was brutally murdered . Beckett Green was Cog and Sprockets neighbor and new book shop owner who was making trouble for Ruth and other business owners by selling not just books in his new book shop but a little of what everyone in the town of Orchard, Massachusetts were selling including clocks and watches, gearing up to put Ruth and Cog and Sprocket out of business.

 Mark Pine is a new watchmaker that Ruth hires for the shop and with four events to be held in the shop, an open house, a birthday party, New Years Eve and the official opening of the shop and trying to make her grandfather's dream of a town clock tower come true, Ruth had a lot on her plate. The night of the open house Ruth finds Mark Pine dead in her neighbor and friend, Ben's barbershop with an old pocket watch nearby. Ruth's step-grandmother who works in the shop has a passion for repairing watches and her and Ruth's relationship are on shaky ground, it is soon come to light her step-grandmother, Caroline has more secrets in her past that Ruth imagined.

 Clock and dagger was one of those books that you can't wait to start and never want to end. I love clocks and watches, that is part of why I love the clock shop mysteries, clock and dagger has a premise you can't help but take the time to read and the other reason is Ruth and Caroline and the Cog and Sprocket and the other intriguing characters.

I love learning about the inner workings of clock and watch repair when Ruth was taking many notes in her note book and as the time ticks on while the murder is not solved Ruth knows she does not have much time. You will be on the edge of your seat until this murder is solved, time is of the essence. I look forward to reading and reviewing the next book in this series.

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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46 comments:

  1. This sounds very good, thank you for the review.
    Penney penneyw(AT)sbcglobal.net

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  2. Sounds like a fun read. brichardson0056@yahoo.com

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  3. Killing Time was one of the best new cozy series I read this year. I am looking forward to this 2nd in the series. grammyd01@comcast.net

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  4. This sounds like a good series!

    Stormi
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  5. I just found out about this series recently and I am VERY interested in reading it!! Would love to win this one! catlaw2@comcast.net

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  6. This is a new series to me. It sounds like a good.
    Thanks for the review.
    Carol Smith
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  7. Sounds like a must read to me!!
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  8. Sounds like a must read to me!!
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  9. Oooo sounds like a great read!!
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  10. Oooo sounds like a great read!!
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  11. This sounds like a great book! I love the cover!
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  12. This would be a new author for me. I would love to start reading this series with this book! Thank you!
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  13. The first book is making its way to the top of my TBR pile. This one sounds like it will be added to the list as well. Thanks for the review. peggysbookshelf1@gmail.com

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  14. I would LOVE to win a copy! Thanks for the chance! ethereal1062@yahoo.com

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  15. A mystery focused around clocks is right up my alley. My father was a clock collector and his love has passed onto me. Thank you for the opportunity to enter your giveaway. robeader53@yahoo.com

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  16. An intriguing mystery cozy which I would enjoy. Thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. This unique mystery would be captivating and great. Thanks for this feature and giveaway. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  18. I have not yet tried this series. Looks interesting! Thanks for the opportunity!
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  19. It's about time...Great storyline...clocks and murder! Too cheeky? Thanks for hosting a great giveaway.
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  20. This book looks great. New series and author to me. Thanks for the giveaway!
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  21. I loved your comment about can't wait for the book to start and never wanting it to end -- that is wonderful praise! I read somewhere that Ruth is often late which I think is funny since she owns a clock shop! Thanks for the giveaway! bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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  22. Killing Time - 1st in this series - was a terrific read. Clock and Dagger sounds like it'll be just as good! Thanks for great review and giveaway.

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  23. Love the cover. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. Kuzlin at AOL.com

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  24. seascapelife at gmail dot com. Thanks!

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  25. This looks like a fun series
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  26. Sounds like in interesting series! I'll have to check out the first book.
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  27. This sounds just so good i haven;t read this author but would love to be hooked ptclayton2@aol.com and will review when i finish...

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  28. I haven't read this series yet, but it looks like a fascinating read. I have it on my TBR list.
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  29. Thank you for the review Tina! A 5 star rating...it must be a good one! sxygrndma48{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  30. I would love to read Clock and Dagger - sounds so enjoyable! :-) Thanks, Ms. Holmes, for the giveaway.
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  31. Ooo! Clocks & watches! I have three antique family pocket watches. Sounds like an interesting series and I'd love to win a copy of Clock and Dagger. Thank you for the giveaway!
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  32. This series looks great. I can't wait to start it. Thanks for the chance!
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  33. I'll have to check this series out! anajs95 at gmail dot com

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  34. Heard about this series the other day and put it on my TBR pile. Thank you for the giveaway.
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  35. I love mysteries with clocks blame it on Nancy Drew. I would love to read this...thank you so much for the giveaway.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  36. I haven't read this series yet, would love to try it out! cwsullivan53@gmail.com

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  37. Nice review! I am just getting ready to start this series. Thanks for the chance to win. doward1952@yahoo.com

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  38. The book sounds interesting. Thank you for this chance! arewekidding.rk.rk@gmail.com

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  39. I loved Killing Time. Thanks for your review and for the chance to win!! salvatoresmom71@yahoo.com

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  40. Sounds good to me. jillybeans41@gmail.com

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  41. New series to me. Love to try it out.
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  42. My husband has an old clock given to him b his mother---sure wish we knew more about it---I think this book would be interesting.
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  43. I come from a long line of horologists.
    I read Killing Time and my heart was in this book till the end. I would truly love to win !
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  44. I come from a long line of horologists.
    I read Killing Time and my heart was in this book till the end. I would truly love to win !
    joytheforgottenone@yahoo.com thank you for this opportunity to win.

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