Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Paint the Town Dead {+ Giveaway}

PAINT THE TOWN DEAD by Nancy Haddock
◊ Series: Silver Six Mystery, Book 2
◊ Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
◊ Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense
◊ Publisher: Berkley (September 6, 2016)
◊ Language: English
◊ ISBN-10: 0425275736
◊ ISBN-13: 978-0425275733


          From the national bestselling author of Basket Case comes the second mystery starring the crafty and cantankerous Silver Six.
Leslee Stanton Nix—aka “Nixy”—thought moving to small-town Lilyvale, Arkansas, would be about as thrilling as watching paint dry. But keeping up with her retired Aunt Sherry and her troublemaking housemates—collectively known as the Silver Six—has proven to be as exciting as it is exasperating.
          To kick off the grand opening of their craft shop, the Handcraft Emporium, Nixy and the Silver Six invite Doralee Gordon to teach a gourd painting class. Doralee’s spirit gets squashed when her ex-husband crashes the class with his new fiancée, but things really get messy when the bride-to-be later turns up dead. Now it’s up to Nixy and the Silver Six to use their melons to find the killer—before someone else gets painted out of the picture...

Author Nancy Haddock has crafted a group of fun-loving, madcap senior citizens that don’t know the meaning of retirement. Teamed with a young and feisty protagonist, Leslee Stanton ‘Nixy’ Nix, the group provides an entertaining adventure in PAINT THE TOWN DEAD.

The story moves at a good pace and features enough surprises and detours to keep you guessing. The story flows smoothly as Nixy and the gang search for clues and a killer.

The small town atmosphere adds depth to the story and comes alive through the author’s eye for details. The closeness, along with a bit of disagreeing, gives the characters a realistic feel. There’s a good mix of mystery, suspense, friendship, and support for a well-balanced story.

PAINT THE TOWN DEAD can be read on its own. In addition, there are crafting tips and a tasty recipe to round out the adventure. Charming and entertaining, it will be hard to put this book down.

Paint the Town Dead by Nancy Haddock, A Silver Six Mystery (Book #2), Berkley, @2016, ISBN: 978-0425275733, 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 PAINT THE TOWN DEAD by Nancy Haddock to giveaway. The giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. only and will end at 12 a.m. (EST) on Wednesday, Sept. 21.

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. I hope I’ve enticed you to check out this book and the series. Have you ever done any crafting with gourds?


  1. It does sound like fun. And difficult people are often MUCH more interesting than the sacharine sweet.

  2. I love cozies with seniors in them, even if they are younger than me!!


  3. gourd painting class certainly does sound super dooper thrilling :PPP

  4. That she placed it in Arkansas fits better than you realize...

  5. I love that name, The Silver Six! This one sounds like a fun mystery, Mason - thanks for sharing.

  6. Aw, this sounds so cute. Gotta watch those seniors. :)

  7. Lovely feature. I haven't done crafting with gourds. Many thanks.

  8. Hi!

    Thanks for dropping by my place today. :O)

  9. I haven't done any crafting with gourds, I'm a knitter and crocheter, and cross stitcher. This sounds very good thanks

  10. No, I have not done anything with gourds before. I have done other crafting but not too much anymore.

    wfnren at aol dot com

  11. I love quirky characters, and I'm going to be one of those people one day--the kind that can't sit still after "retirement."

  12. As exciting as watching paint dry;. That about sums it up.
    Libby Dodd

  13. This sounds like a fun series and being a senior myself, I'm sure I will enjoy it!

  14. No rest for the retired, right? Be Tennyson's Ulysses, always striving to seek and to find. Sounds like a great book. :-)

  15. I just love that cover! I have an Aunt Sherry!!! She isn't retired yet...she wishes!

  16. I hope it isn't inappropriate to comment. I've wrestled with the question all day, so please forgive me if I'm off base.

    First, thank you for the lovely review of PAINT THE TOWN DEAD! I appreciate the time and effort of not only reading the book, but of crafting a well-written, entertaining review. This is a skill I don't have, and admire those who do!

    Second, thank you to all those who have left comments. It's great to see reviewers get so much support from readers.

    Have a terrific week, everyone!


    1. Nancy, so glad to have you drop by and you're welcome any time. Thank you for the kind words. Your books are a delight to read. Wishing you much success and a long life for this series.

    2. Whew! So happy to know I didn't stomp all over protocol! Again, thank you for the compliments and well wishes on the series!

      Hope no one is in the path of the tropical storm! (We were smacked with it Monday night and yesterday, but all is well. :))

      Take good care!


  17. I appreciate the mysteries you share. I'd like to sit down and read one after another like I used to do.

  18. Other than the Halloween jack-o-lanterns, I have not crafted with gourds.


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