Monday, December 9, 2013

Whips, Cuffs, and Little Brown Boxes - A Lilly M Mystery by Kathryn Long

Whips, Cuffs, and Little Brown Boxes
by Kathryn Long

…well developed characters, hilarious dialogue and non-stop action kept me turning the pages to discover what was going to happen next.
~Queen of All She Reads

This was such a cute little mystery …

Lots of twists and turns …
~Darla King Series

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Book Details:
Whips, Cuffs, and Little Brown Boxes -
A Lilly M. Mystery #1 (Lilly M. Mysteries)
Cozy Mystery
File Size: 428 KB
Print Length: 341 pages

Turning forty, menopausal and single mystery writer, Lilly M. needs a little excitement in her life now and then. So, when her aunt Fran turns up missing, Lilly decides playing amateur detective might do the trick. Of course, she would have to keep her snooping from Irene, her adopted mom. She thinks Lilly will snoop herself right into trouble. It doesn’t take a crystal ball or Irene to predict Lilly’s fate; most of the time, her life just turns out that way.

About This Author

Kathryn Long is a recently retired school teacher who has enjoyed writing mysteries for several years. Credits include mystery shorts, “Betrayal in an Envelope” and “A Good Man”, both published by The Piker Press. Long has ventured into self-publishing the cozy Lilly M. mystery series with titles Whips, Cuffs, and Little Brown Boxes and Gangs, Illegals, and a Rose Tattoo, as well as a series of YA novels, Cinderella Geek, Not So Snow White and Alice in Realityland under the pen name Jennkrist. Dying to Dream is her latest mystery gone to print with indie publisher, Mainly Murder Press. Future publications include a romantic suspense novel titled A Deadly Deed Grows, which will be coming out next year with The Wild Rose Press.






My Review: Whips, Cuffs, and Little Brown Boxes - A Lilly M Mystery by Kathryn Long

4 stars

With the title I was a little afraid of this book, but no graphic scenes. Lots of bumbling humor along the way to solve the mystery.
Some of the slapstick was to my taste and others not so much.

The characters were a mixed bag, which is good. The main character is Lilly Millenovanovich. She is a writer. Were books don't earn her a lot respect. Her boyfriend is a cop. She comes with a big family. I like her she does remind me of Stephanie Plum with all the trouble she gets into. She wants to help find her missing Aunt Fran.

Mona is her sidekick and gets into trouble with her.

I am glad I don't have her neighbor living by me. He is not all their.

I liked the story but it was easy to get distracted. For some reason just did not hold my attention for long periods. I would like to see where these characters go to next.

I think the book description gives a lot of the suspense away. Still a fun book to read.

I was given this book for purpose of reviewing it and being part of its blog tour.


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