Ever wonder what your dreams represent? Dreams and their interpretation is the theme of a new cozy murder mystery series by author Mary Kennedy.
I’m sharing my thoughts on this new release today. In addition, thanks to the author and the lovely Danielle at Penguin Group, I have a print copy of the debut book, NIGHTMARES CAN BE MURDER, to giveaway. Please see the end of the post for more details.
NIGHTMAREST CAN BE MURDER by Mary Kennedy
NIGHTMARES CAN BE MURDER is the first installment in Kennedy’s new Dream Club Mystery series where club members gather to discuss their dreams. Kennedy gives both sides of the issue featuring a protagonist who is a nonbeliever in dream interpretation. She combines that with an old-fashion candy store, tasty Southern cuisine and a mysterious murder all set in historic Savannah (GA).
Taylor Blake, a business consultant, will do anything to help her youngster sister, Ali, including temporarily relocating to Savannah in order to save Ali’s vintage candy store, Oldies but Goodies. Ali is the dreamer in the family so it’s no surprise she’s a member of the Dream Club. Taylor has a hard time understanding how the members take their dreams so seriously.
One member tells of her dream in which a murder is committed. A short time later a man many club members knew is found murdered. The scene is much like that of the dream told earlier. Ali had been involved with the man and the police are interested in secrets, not dreams. It’s up to Taylor and her friends to find the real killer before Ali’s life fades like a dream.
NIGHTMARES CAN BE MURDER moves at a steady pace and has likable, realistic characters. The setting is alluring and inviting. There is even a dream symbol guide include with the story.
Kennedy is off to a great start with this refreshing new series.
Author Mary Kennedy’s website is http://www.marykennedy.net/
Nightmares Can Be Murder by Mary Kennedy, Dream Club Mystery series Book #1, Berkley Prime Crime, @2014, ISBN: 978-0425268056, Paperback, 304 Pages
FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this book was sent to me by the publisher as part of the author’s virtual book tour. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.
This giveaway is for one print copy of NIGHTMARES CAN BE MURDER and is open to residents of the U.S. only. The deadline to enter the giveaway is 12 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 21.
To enter, just click on the Rafflecopter widget below and following the instructions. The widget may take a few seconds to load, so please be patient. The winner from this giveaway will have 72 hours to respond after being contacted or another winner will be selected. The email will have ‘Thoughts in Progress Mary Kennedy’s Tour’ in the subject line, just so you know what to watch for (in case it goes into your spam folder).
Thanks so much for stopping by today. Do you believe in dreams and what they represent? Have you ever had a dream come true? Did you notice not one, but two cats on the cover this time? :-)
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