Monday, January 19, 2015

Blog Tour: Dying Before "I Do" by Judy Fitzwater

Dying Before “I Do”
(The Jennifer Marsh Mysteries Book 7)

Cozy Mystery
File Size: 807 KB
Print Length: 189 pages
Publisher: Judy Fitzwater (April 29, 2014)

Love and murder: two words that should never go together. But when Jennifer and long-time beau Sam Culpepper finally decide to tie the knot, murder rears its ugly head to intervene. Now Jennifer has more to contend with than choosing colors and flowers for the most important day of her life. She and Sam must thwart whoever is bent on keeping the secrets of an old kidnapping case. One man is dead, and young reporter Teague McAfee is next in line. Jennifer finds herself embroiled in a twisty tale of love gone wrong, while dodging her friends who are determined to give Jennifer and Sam the perfect wedding.

About This Author
Judy Fitzwater is excited to have recently published the 7th book in her popular Jennifer Marsh Mystery Series–DYING BEFORE “I DO”! She has also just released THE ROCKY ROAD TO PUBLISHING: ADVICE ON WRITING, a fun, insider’s look at the world of writing and what it takes to be successful.
Judy grew up an Air Force brat and has lived in nine states, including Maine and Hawaii. Her first published mystery, DYING TO GET PUBLISHED, was plucked from a stack of unsolicited manuscripts at Ballantine Books. It was nominated for an Agatha Award for Best First Mystery. The subsequent seven-book series, The Jennifer Marsh Mysteries, was a delight for her to write, especially the scenes with Jennifer’s quirky writers’ group. All seven are now available in Kindle editions. Judy’s suspense thriller, DROWNING IN AIR, is now in paperback, as well as a Kindle edition! And don’t miss her very funny romantic comedy, VACATIONING WITH THE DEAD, which is filled with ghosts and mayhem. She has plans for more mystery, suspense, humor, and paranormal adventures
My review: Dying Before "I Do" by Judy Fitzwater
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This is the seventh book of the series but the first one I have read.  I felt it was okay as a stand alone book but I really wish I had read the other books first.  The characters were all well developed, they had a lot of past together, that were mentioned. Lots of characters that you may have met in earlier stories. (I admit I am wanting to read for myself to find out the full story)

Jennifer Marsh is the main character. She is a mystery writer that has not been published except for her true crime books. She likes to follow murders. Her boy friend is Sam. Jennifer takes a job to write at a tabloid newspaper to be undercover to find out why one of the reporters was murdered.

Sam Culpepper is a journalist. He won't propose to Jennifer because he knows how she feels about marriage, but he has let her know he will say yes when she does. She can't email, text or write it either but clearly be asked.

Jennifer finally feels ready and has the evening all planned but it does not go at all like she thinks it will go.

Jennifer's friends make her have a wedding with lots of details. She is more into solving a murder than planning a wedding.  Her friends decide to help her find out more without being asked.

Lots of mysteries, murders and kidnapping to keep Jennifer and Sam occupied. It is also a clean read.
I hope Jennifer keeps her new job for awhile she does a good job at it.

I want to read the first six books in this series if I can find the time. With all my books I agreed to read pile getting bigger never smaller.

I loved the writer group and enjoyed seeing what one might look like. How they were all friends supporting each other.

I was given Dying Before I Do to read so I could give a honest review and be part of it's blog tour.

Tour Participants
 January 14 – Back Porchervations – Review
January 15 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too! – Guest Post
January 16 – Shelley’s Book Case – Review, Guest Post
January 17 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – Spotlight
January 18 – off
January 19 – readalot – Review
January 19 – Lori’s Reading Corner – Guest Post
January 20 – Cozy Up With Kathy – Interview
January 21 – Kelly P’s Blog – Guest Post
January 22 – A. Literary Mafia – Interview
January 23 – Omnimystery News – Interview

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