Friday, October 13, 2017

Fixing to Die by Miranda James {+ Giveaway}

FIXING TO DIE by Miranda James
◊ Series: A Southern Ladies Mystery, Book 4
◊ Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
◊ Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Thriller
◊ Publisher: Berkley (October 3, 2017)
◊ Language: English
◊ ISBN-10: 0399584773
◊ ISBN-13: 978-0399584770


 The New York Times bestselling author of the Cat in the Stacks Mysteries and Digging Up the Dirt returns with the latest Southern Ladies Mystery...

It’s autumn down south, and An'gel and Dickce Ducote are in Natchez, Mississippi, at the request of Mary Turner Catlin, the granddaughter of an old friend. Mary and her husband, Henry Howard, live in Cliffwood, one of the beautiful antebellum homes for which Natchez is famous.
          Odd things have been happening in the house for years, and the French Room in particular has become the focal point for spooky sensations. The Ducotes suspect the ghostly goings-on are caused by the living, but when a relative of the Catlins is found dead in the room, An'gel and Dickce must sift through a haunted family history to catch a killer.

The allure of Southern charm is one of the things that first drew me to the Southern Ladies Mystery series by author Miranda James. The quirky characters and the fascinating plots keep me coming back for more.

James weaves a story with small town charisma that will have you wishing you could visit in person. Throw in darling pets, eccentric characters and a paranormal event or two and you have a story you will enjoy from beginning to end.

FIXING TO DIE can be read on its own or as part of the delightful series. The story moves at a good pace with twists and turns keeping you guessing. This is a captivating tale that will appeal to mystery readers with a touch of paranormal.

Fixing to Die by Miranda James, A Southern Ladies Mystery (Book #4), Berkley, @2017, ISBN: 978-0399584770, Mass Market Paperback, 304 Pages

FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this book was sent to me by the publisher. 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 Fixing to Die by Miranda James to giveaway. The giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. only and will end at 12 a.m. (EST) on Monday, Oct. 23.

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. What is about a Southern theme that appeals to you?


  1. I have a huge weakness for Southern stories, particularly mysteries. Perhaps it is because the undeniable charm of Southern Women in no way signifies weakness...

  2. I am glad it can be read as a stand-alone, I tend to read out of order a lot of the time; thanks for the chance to win, it sounds great :)

  3. Bet that cat and dog are worried about what kind of fixing happens!

  4. This is an especially charming series. I love the ladies and the particulars of the South.

  5. Love the title! She has a good grasp of Southern sayings. :)

  6. The setting got me right away, Mason. And it sounds as though the series has a real sense of the Southern culture. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Southern is right up my alley. And neighborhood, and town, etc. LOL

  8. A favorite series by a favorite author - what's not to love!!

  9. WOnderful feature and giveaway. Southern is warm and wonderful.

  10. Sounds like another great cozy!!! Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

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  11. I'm another one that loves the southern charm!

  12. I love the different sayings used in the South. So unique and funny. This looks like a great book!

  13. I love cozy mysteries and I love books set in the South. I'm from Mississippi so naturally I like all things Southern!

  14. I love cozies and especially southern cozies.

  15. These two southern ladies have a lot of charm. Looking forward to it! Thanks for the chance to win!

  16. I love mysteries and Southern people so anxious to read this.


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