May 24, 2015

Bubba Done It by Maggie Toussaint - Review and Giveaway

I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest review
Bubba Done It by Maggie Toussaint
A Dreamwalker Mystery #2
ISBN: 9781432830670

Amateur sleuth and dreamwalker Baxley Powell is called in on a stabbing case. She arrives in time to hear the dying man whisper, “Bubba done it.”

Four men named Bubba in Sinclair County, Ga., have close ties to the victim, including her goofball brother-in-law, Bubba Powell.

She dreamwalks for answers, but the dead guy can’t talk to her. Baxley sleuths among the living. The suspects include a down-on-his-luck fisherman, a crackhead evangelist, a politically-connected investor, and her brother-in-law, the former sweetheart of the new widow.

The more Baxley digs, the more the Bubbas start to unravel. Worse, her brother-in-law’s definitely more than friendly with the new widow.

Between petsitting, landscaping, and dreamwalking, Baxley’s got her hands full solving this case.

This is the first book in this series and by this author that I have read. I did enjoy this book and will now be going back to look for the first one. I do not normally read paranormal books but when it comes to my cozy mystery type books I am game for anything. It is interesting to read how Baxley is learning to use her gift of communicating with dead people to help solve this crime. This book held my attention from the first page. There are so many Bubbas in this town that you will keep trying to guess which Bubba did it as it could be more than one of them.   I think the author does a good job of developing the story and describing the scenes so you can feel as if you are part of this story.  The whole cast of characters are very unique and interesting and it was fun getting to know them. I am looking forward to reading more by this author.

About the author:

 From her youthful days of tree climbing and dreams of flying to her career days of pocket-protector geekiness as a toxicologist, Southern author Maggie Toussaint remains riveted by a good story. As a book aficionado, she put into practice what she’d learned and began penning novels.
Maggie is published in mystery and romantic suspense, with six titles in each genre. The third book in her Cleopatra Jones mystery series recently won the Silver Falchion Award, while her romances have won the National Readers’ Choice Award and the EPIC eBook Award for Romantic Suspense. She also writes science fiction under the pen name of Rigel Carson. More

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This giveaway is for one copy of a book from the author's backlist. Here are a list of her books: 
In For A Penny
On the Nickel
Dime If I Know (Silver Falchion winner)
Death, Island Style
Murder in the Buff


  1. Good morning to all here at Griperang's Bookmarks. Such a pretty site! Thanks for hosting me here and I appreciate your kind words about my new book, Bubba Done It.

    1. Thank you for allowing me to read your book and for stopping by my blog.

  2. Looking forward to reading Maggie's latest release. Sounds different due to the paranormal element, so I am interested to see how that plays out.lovely blog site too.
    Cynthia B

    1. Hi Cynthia! I started writing cozies with my Cleopatra Jones series, then I wrote a few standalones, all of which were very fun to compose. I decided to write this paranormal series because I wanted to explore an area that had fascinated me for a long time - life after death. In this version of it, I get to set the parameters and bounds, which is pretty cool! Best of luck in the drawing! Maggie

    2. Thank you for the compliment and good luck on the drawing

  3. Anxious to get in on the first in the series. Bubba Done the title. I had a co-worker named Bubba and that was a favorite saying....Bubba done (did) it. Haha. Thanks for the review and giveaway

    1. Hi Verna,

      So glad to hear that you know a Bubba! Some people seem to be quite familiar with the breed while others are scratching their heads!

      Good luck in the drawing!


    2. I have a nephew that is called Bubba as well. I think it you are like me and live in the country or a small town we all know a Bubba, lol

  4. Thanks for this great giveaway. Mysteries are captivating, enthralling and intriguing. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

    1. Dear Traveler,

      Mysteries are the best things to take with you on a trip. Better to read a mystery than to have your travel plans take a mysterious turn, LOL!

      Wishing you good fortune in the drawing!

  5. I would love to read one of these books! Thank you for the giveaway!

  6. I love the twists and turns!! Thanks for the chance