Friday, July 8, 2016

Grace Sees Red {+ Giveaway}

GRACE SEES RED by Julie Hyzy
◊ Series: A Manor House Mystery (Book 7)
◊ Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
◊ Genre: Cozy Murder Mystery
◊ Publisher: Berkley (June 28, 2016)
◊ Language: English
◊ ISBN-10: 0425281620
◊ ISBN-13: 978-04252871628


          The New York Times bestselling author of the Manor House Mysteries and the White House Chef Mysteries is back with another nail-biting murder mystery for curator Grace Wheaton. 

Grace Wheaton, curator and manager of Marshfield Manor, and her benefactor, Bennett Marshfield, are discussing how to help her roommates Bruce and Scott with their wine shop troubles when Grace’s trusted—if testy—assistant, Frances, calls, saying she needs some assistance of her own. Arriving at the address Frances has given them, they find a coroner’s van and police cars parked outside an upscale assisted-living facility called Indwell.
          One of the elderly residents has been found dead under suspicious circumstances, and Frances, seen arguing with the man earlier that day, is now a person of interest. It’s up to Grace to clear her assistant’s name and find the real killer—before another Indwell resident checks out early...

Author Julie Hyzy lures you into this story with a hint of a surprise and holds you spellbound with intrigue and suspense.

The setting is captivating as the characters work their way through the murder mystery. The characters are likable and well-developed. The loyalty and concern among the core cast of characters adds depth to the story.

Whether a returning fan or a new reader to this series, GRACE SEES RED can be read on its own. But don’t be surprised if the fun characters don’t entice you to read the prior books in the series just to know more background on them. Hyzy adds touches of new character tidbits to enhance the story, but not put new readers in the dark.

The story moves at a good pace flowing smoothly. The twists and turns are just enough without over powering the story. This is a delightful read that will have you smiling.

Grace Sees Red by Julie Hyzy, A Manor House Mystery (Book #7), Berkley, @2016, ISBN: 978-04252871628, Mass Market Paperback, 304 Pages

FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.

Thanks to the wonderful folks at Penguin/Random House, I have a print copy of GRACE SEES RED by Julie Hyzy to giveaway. The giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. only and will end at 12 a.m. (EST) on Saturday, July 16.

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. A winner will be selected by the Rafflecopter widget and I’ll send an email with the subject line “Thoughts in Progress Giveaway.” The winner will have 72 hours to reply to the email or another winner will be selected. PLEASE be sure to check your spam folder from time to time after the giveaway ends to make sure the notification email doesn’t end up there. If you win and you’ve already won the book somewhere else or you just decided for whatever reason you don’t want to win (which is fine), once again PLEASE let me know.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Would you like to be the curator of a museum? What about searching for hidden rooms in a mansion, think that would be fun?


  1. I love this series! Julie Hyzy is a MUST read.

  2. It would be fun to search for secret rooms in a mansion.
    With all the dogs and cats on these covers, I think there is a conspiracy. I think the cats and dogs are the real culprits!

  3. Julie Hyzy really is talented; I'm glad you're featuring one of her books, Mason. And the story sounds like a good 'un.

  4. I've read other books by this writer and enjoyed them very much—thanks for the chance to win a copy of her latest!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

  5. I haven't read any of these books. Sounds like a good read.

  6. What a beautiful setting for a good mystery.

    wfnren at aol dot com

  7. This sounds like another great cozy that I would enjoy reading! Thank you!

  8. I really enjoy this series and all the goings on at Marshfield Manor! Thanks!

  9. I would love to go searching for hidden rooms in a mansion, thanks for the review this sounds very good.

  10. The wine shop aspect intrigues me.

  11. Hidden rooms in a mansion is fascinating. Thanks for this lovely feature and giveaway.

  12. Very intriguing. Love a good murder mystery!

  13. Very Good Looking Book to Read Thanks for the chance to win a copy

  14. I'd love to be a museum curator! My son's hobby is hunting for fossils and I'd just love to organize his collection.


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