Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Killer Cocktail on Tour {+ Giveaway}

I’m delighted to be participating in author Tracy Kiely’s Great Escapes Virtual Book Tour for her latest release, KILLER COCKTAIL, the second installment in her Nic and Nigel Mystery series.

Killer Cocktail
(A Nic & Nigel Mystery)
2nd in Series
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publisher: Midnight Ink (May 8, 2016)
Paperback: 240 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0738745237

There’s a tour-wide giveaway for readers to win one of two (2) print copies of KILLER COCKTAIL. Please see the end of the post for more details.

Here’s a brief synopsis of the book …..

Walking the red carpet at the Academy Awards with a bow-tied Bullmastiff draws Nic and Nigel Martini plenty of attention from the press. But that's nothing compared to the attention they receive at the A-list after party, when Hollywood royalty learn that Nic and Nigel have discovered behind the scenes footage from A Winter's Night, an acclaimed film known for backstage love triangles and the tragic death of its original star, Melanie Summers.
Returning home after the party, Nic and Nigel find their house in shambles and their employee DeDee Evans beaten within an inch of her life. And when the weapon used to pummel DeDee implicates beloved actress Christina Franklin, Nic and Nigel drink and banter their way into a modern-day version of a golden-era crime caper.


Author Tracy Kiely
Tracy Kiely is a self-proclaimed Anglophile (a fact which distresses certain members of her Irish Catholic family). She grew up reading Jane Austen, Agatha Christie, and watching Hitchcock movies. She fell in love with Austen’s wit, Christie’s clever plots, and Hitchcock’s recurrent theme of “the average man caught in extraordinary circumstances.”

After spending years of trying to find a proper job that would enable her to use her skills garnered as an English major, she decided to write a book. It would, of course, have to be a mystery; it would have to be funny; and it would have to feature an average person caught up in extraordinary circumstances. She began to wonder how the characters in Pride and Prejudice might fit into a mystery. What, if after years of living with unbearably rude and condescending behavior, old Mrs. Jenkins up and strangled Lady Catherine? What if Charlotte snapped one day and poisoned Mr. Collins’ toast and jam? Skip ahead several years, and several different plot ideas, and you have her first mystery Murder at Longbourn.      

While she does not claim to be Jane Austen, Agatha Christie, or Hitchcock (one big reason being that they’re all dead), she has tried to combine the elements of all three in her books. 

For more on Tracy and her writing, visit her website and connect with her on Facebook, Twitter and her blog.

KILLER COCKTAIL can be purchased at the following sites: Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

You can learn even more about Tracy and her writing by visiting any or all of the following blogs participating in her virtual book tour

May 9 – deal sharing aunt – INTERVIEW
May 11 – Moonlight Rendezvous – REVIEW  
May 12 – Musings and Ramblings – GUEST POST
May 13 – Back Porchervations – REVIEW, INTERVIEW
May 14 – LibriAmoriMiei – REVIEW
May 15 – The Girl with Book Lungs – SPOTLIGHT
May 16 –  Omnimystery News – INTERVIEW
May 17 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – REVIEW
May 18 – Thoughts in Progress – SPOTLIGHT
May 19 – Lori’s Reading Corner – GUEST POST
May 20 – StoreyBook Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
May 20 – Mystery Playground – GUEST POST
May 21 – Community Bookstop – INTERVIEW
May 22- Author Annette Drake’s blog – GUEST POST


This tour-wide giveaway is for one of two (2) print copies of KILLER COCKTAIL by Tracy Kiely.

To enter the giveaway, just click on the Rafflecopter widget below and follow the instructions. The widget may take a few seconds to load so please be patient.

Thanks so much for stopping by today during Tracy’s Virtual Book Tour. Do you have a favorite cocktail drink?


  1. remind me not to drink where they're serving killer cocktails!

  2. Hitchcock, Jane Austen and Agatha Christie? Now they would be interesting dinner guests...

  3. Not too many cocktails I'm into as I don't like hard alcohol. But in book form, I'll take a killer cocktail!

  4. This sounds like a fun read, Mason! And I like the nod to classic crime fiction. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Congrats Tracy! I love the book cover too. It has that timeless appeal.

  6. What a cool title--and I LOVE that cover. I'd totally pick it up if I saw it on a bookshelf.

  7. Hollywood, a red carpet and a dog makes this book sound like a fun read. Looking forward to reading.


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