November 7, 2015

Olive and Let Die by Susannah Hardy - Review and Giveaway

I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest review

Published: November 3. 2015
Number of pages: 304
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Series: Greek to Me Mystery #2

Synopsis:
The second Greek to Me Mystery from the author of Feta Attraction

As manager of the Bonaparte House, a historic landmark and Greek restaurant in upstate New York, Georgie Nikolopatos knows her local legends—and her traditional Greek recipes are to die for.

Between her soon-to-be ex-husband Spiro coming out of the closet and her budding romance with Captain Jack Conway, Georgie’s life is beginning to feel like a soap opera. And that’s before a surprise visit from her estranged mother Shirley, better known as soap star Melanie Ashley. But the dramatic family reunion takes a chilling turn when another long-lost relative turns up dead.

Just outside Spiro’s new restaurant, Georgie and Melanie find the body of Doreen Webber—a cousin Georgie never knew she had. With Spiro’s partner Inky on the list of suspects, Georgie begins to wonder what else her mother may be hiding. Is the dead-broke diva capable of murder? She’d better find out before someone adds a new twist to the family plot.

Includes delicious Greek recipes!

What did I think of this book:
This was a good addition to this fun series. I enjoyed going back to Bonaparte House and "visiting" our friend Georgie. I would love to be able to try her food. Yet again Georgie finds herself in the middle of trying to solve a murder. This time it is of a long long relative. I like the author's writing style and how she keeps the story moving right along. She kept me guessing up until the end of the book which I like. I enjoyed the little twists that the author included. This book will keep you up long into the night trying to finish it. This book is a part of a series but you are able to read it as a stand alone and not feel lost. I will be waiting for the next one to come out. 

Giveaway:
This giveaway is for one copy of Olive and Let Die and is open to the US only. This will be a rafflecopter giveaway and a winner will be drawing randomly. The winner will then be emailed and have 24 hours to respond. 


About This Author
Susannah Hardy thinks she has the best job in the world: making up stories and inventing recipes to go along with them. A native of northern New York, where she attended St. Lawrence University, Susannah now lives in Connecticut with her husband, teenaged son, and Elvira the Wonder Cat.

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Tour Participants
November 3 – Sapphyria’s Book Reviews – Review
November 4 – Melina’s Book Blog – Guest Post
November 5 – Community Bookstop – Review
November 6 – Back Porchervations – Review
November 7 – Griperang’s Bookmarks – Review, Interview
November 9 – A Chick Who Reads – Review
November 10 – Cozy Up With Kathy – Review, Guest Post
November 11 – fuonlyknew – Review
November 12 – Books Are Life – Vita Libri – Review

24 comments:

  1. I enjoy reading foodie cozy mysteries, and I would like to know more about Greek food. The characters sound fun and zany! Thank you for the giveaway.

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    1. Foodie cozies are good especially when they give us recipes

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  2. I enjoy cozies and books that keep me guessing! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  3. The recipies and story line sound fun ..I have several Greek friends who would also like this story. jchizmar01@windstream.net

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    1. I love seeing the new recipes in these books

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  4. Della at deepotter@peoplepc.com I really get a kick out of the punny titles for the cozy mysteries. They are so fun. and so are the books. I am grateful for learning about the world of cozy mysteries that Linda at Chatting About Cozies introduced me to 5 or 6 months ago. My funds are limited so giveaways like this are a treat I hope to win. The ones I have so far have been a delight to read.

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    1. I too love the titles - I think that is one of the things that draws me to the cozies

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  5. Looking forward to reading this title because I love cozy mysteries

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  6. I loved Feta Attraction, and am looking forward to this next installment. Fun theme focusing on Greek culture and food....love it! kat8762@aol.com

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    1. Glad to hear you liked the first one in this series

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  7. I love Greek food---so I'd better read this book just for the recipes.

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  8. Sounds like a great cozy mystery.

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  9. So many new to me authors, so little time to catch up with them all... But, I'm willing to try!! This sounds like cozy I would love to have!!

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  10. Bonaparte House and the Greek background are an interesting draw. Thanks!

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  11. Love the title and the cover so I know I'll love the mystery! The recipes are an added bonus...Thanks

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  12. I too love to read. I just disovered the cozy genre about a year ago and have only read about 50 of them so far, but am I always looking for new ones. This one appeals to me because of the historic aspect, the Greek aspect and the food aspect!

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  13. This cozy sounds delightful with the recipes and food . Very appealing and special. Thanks.saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. I would love to read this, it not only sounds like a fun read, but it has recipes too

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  16. It's a mystery that's what interests me about the book.

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