Monday, September 2, 2013
Right and Left Grand book tour review
Genre: Cozy Mystery – New Series
Published by: Wordsmiths4u
Release Date: April 22, 2013
Number of Pages: 242
In this first Darla King novel, Darla returns to square dancing in midlife following tragedies in both her personal and professional lives. She moves from Florida to Texas and from high-powered investigator to life in a small town and a job as far removed from crime as she can think of—she becomes a square dance caller. But when an unconscious stranger turns up on the ranch of one of her dance club members, her specialized knowledge may hold the key to the identity of his assailants. At first, Darla is concerned that her friend Doug is the target. When the same square dancer is assaulted not once but twice, she realizes something else is wrong. Even more telling is the secretive but disturbingly handsome FBI agent that enters the picture.
Darla didn’t plan it this way, but her curiosity pulls her into the case and she has to use the investigative skills from her past that she thought she’d left behind. She’s inquisitive by nature, and looks for patterns to unravel it all. Patterns like the ones she uses to choreograph a dance. Combined with her contacts as a square dance caller and her square dance knowledge, she’s just the person to fit all the pieces fit together. Darla, along with her close friends from the Clearton Squares Dance Club, ends up in the thick of things—and in danger.
Rosalee Richland is the pen name of two real-life square dancing writers. As Rosalee, co-authors Cyndi Riccio and Rhonda Brinkmann joined forces to create the Darla King cozy mystery series. Darla and her friends portray the best of the square community, the warmth and friendship among people in it, and the enjoyment square dancing brings worldwide. Darla’s curiosity often puts her squarely in the midst of unusual circumstances, and Darla can’t let go until the mystery is solved.
When not writing, Darla’s co-authors enjoy reading, traveling, meeting readers and fans, networking with other authors, and – of course – square dancing. They are learning to blog, and are always working on Darla’s next mystery. If you have a chance, stop in at a book signing and find out which half of Rosalee shows up! In the meantime you can stay in touch with Rosalee and Darla on on Facebook, Goodreads, or the Darla King Series blog. Or just search for “Rosalee Richland” anywhere in cyberspace.
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My Review Right Left Grand
I enjoyed reading Right Left Grand. I remember doing square dancing for fun years ago. It brought back a lot of memories. Of course no one got beat up or kidnap when we were learning to dance.
The mystery was pretty good, I did guess part of it early but was enjoyable to see them put it together anyway. I thought it was well developed and exciting.
The relationships of the four musketeers was good. I wish we knew a little more about their pasts. But that it is still a mystery we can learn more about them in future books.
Darla is a Square Dance Caller. That is all she does. She calls for two different clubs regularly. Plus fills in for other clubs when their regular caller needs it. She also does calls on bigger conventions.
On her regular Tuesday night job is where the three musketeers dance. Sam, Doug and Carlotta. They are just friends and all are single. Doug and Darla have dated a few times but no one knows that.
The book starts of strong and keeps your attention. Doug does not show up to the dance lesson. Sam calls him and finds out that he was on his way when he found a guy unconscious on side of road. He had been beaten up and no idea who he is. Or where he came from.
I enjoyed reading Right and Left Grand and look forward to reading more books about Darla in the future.
I was given this ebook to read and to give honest review of it as part of the blog tour.
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