Thursday, October 18, 2012

Playing with Poison

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Book Description: Pool shark Jessie Hewitt usually knows where the balls will fall and how the game will end. But when a body lands on her couch, and the cute cop in her kitchen accuses her of murder, even Jessie isn't sure what will happen next. Playing With Poison is a cozy mystery with a lot of humor, a little romance, and far too much champagne.

My Review: This book is an action packed adventure from the very beginning, as pool playing/historical romance author Jessie Hewitt returns home from buying lingerie from her friend Candy, only to have Candy's latest boyfriend die on her couch. The victim was poisoned at Jessie's second home, The Stone Fountain, so Jessie sets out to clear herself and her friends of the crime.

Jessie is a fantastic character, I loved the inside look at her writing life, and I found myself laughing out loud at some of her antics. Her bar room friends are a quirky bunch I'd love to hang out with, and her developing relationship with Captain Rye sizzles. I was completely stumped by the mystery, and the final scenes had me breathlessly turning the pages (poor Snowflake!!!) Cindy Blackburn is a new author to watch; her debut mystery is one not to miss!

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The author sent me a copy of this book with the request for a review.

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