|Guppy Book of the Month|
Welcome to the next 'Guppy Book of the Month' post! I'm very excited about highlighting the books that I'll be receiving as part of my special Live Auction win at Malice Domestic 30. Each time I receive a book, I'll tell a bit about it and also a bit about the author. No promises as to when I'll get it read and my thoughts shared, but if it looks great to you, check it out at your local library or bookstore. Some of these books will be debuts and some will be from authors already established.
1st in the Lobster Shack Mystery Series
Allie Larkin was living her dream as a ballet dancer when a bad fall put her out of business. Now she’s back home in Mystic Bay to heal a broken ankle while also helping her dear Aunt Gully get her Lazy Mermaid Lobster Shack off the ground. Nothing would help Gully more than winning the local food festival’s Best Lobster Roll contest. The competition is sure to be killer—especially after one of the contest judges dies after eating a roll from one of Gully’s biggest rivals.
Soon, all eyes fall on Gully as the prime suspect. Allie may only have one good leg to stand on, but she’s not going to let her aunt go down for a crime she never could have cooked up. Can Allie, along with her devoted crew of friends, family, and customers, find a way to trap the killer and claw herself out of this hard-boiled murder case?
Shari is a former children's librarian and military wife who lives in Connecticut with her husband. She's the current Library Liaison for Sisters in Crime. Oh, and she also writes this great mystery series in her spare time. Busy, busy, right? The second Lobster Shack mystery just came out at the end of July. It's Against the Claw and takes the reader back to Mystic Bay to visit with Allie Larkin and her Aunt Gully. I'm ready to head to New England and solves some crimes! Why don't you come along?
Many thanks to Shari for sending me Curses, Boiled Again!, plus a very kind note thanking me for supporting KEEN (the charity the auction benefited) and the mystery community. Shari, it was my genuine pleasure and I so look forward to starting your series! Good luck with your writing and from one librarian to another - well done!
This sounds like a great way to share books!ReplyDelete
Yes, I think so, Deb!Delete
A nice post to remind us to look behind the shiny, much-touted new books and find other authors and series who might not be as well publicized, but should be. I enjoy checking out all your "guppy" posts.ReplyDelete
You should check them out. As I said, some of the authors are just at their start and some are further down the path. However, even those beginners have often been involved in the mystery community for a long time. I love doing this! And love receiving the books, of course. ;-)Delete
Haha! Love that title. Cozies get the best titles. The former ballerina caught my attention, if only because of my daughter. The rest of the book sounds good too, of course. :-) This sounds like a fun one. I hope you enjoy it when you get to it, Kay.ReplyDelete
I know - don't you just imagine people sitting around thinking up cozy names and also how to feature pets and other animals on the covers. I do. Ha! Yes, I can see how the ballet angle would speak to you.Delete
Well the title definitely caught my eye Kay!ReplyDelete
Yes, I think it was meant to, Cleo! LOLDelete
Hahaha! Great title! This sounds like a lot of fun - I'll be interested to hear what you think of it when you get to it.ReplyDelete
I'll report when I've gotten it read. Might be a good winter-ish read for me as I tend to read 'cold books in summer'.Delete
Although I'm not much of a cozy reader, I often love the titles and covers. When I do read a cozy, I usually like the ones with a group of crime-solving women friends. :)ReplyDelete
Yes, I agree about the crime-solving women. Like Wendy, I like the ballerina angle on this one.Delete
This sounds fun and I love a good ensemble cast. The fact that the author was a librarian appeals to me all the more! Definitely adding to my TBR.ReplyDelete
It appealed to me too, Katherine.Delete