Monday, September 7, 2015

Basket Case {+ Giveaway}

Basket Case by Nancy Haddock - Thoughts in ProgressThere’s a new series from Berkley I’d delighted to tell you about and to celebrate the release, Berkley is giving away a print copy of the first installment in the series, BASKET CASE.

Here’s my thoughts and be sure to see the end of the post for more details on the giveaway.

BASKET CASE by Nancy Haddock

Leslee Stanton “Nixy” Nix never imaged the twists and turns her life would take just because she went to check on her aunt.

The protagonist in author Nancy Haddock’s BASKET CASE is a fun and fiery character. She’s spunky with traits readers can relate to. The match-up with a handsome law enforcement officer adds a dash of romance to the mix. 

Nixy works for an art gallery in Houston. When Lilyvale detective Eric Shoat calls her about a fire and explosion at her Aunt Sherry’s house, Nixy knows she has to see what her aunt and her six housemates (dubbed the Silver Six) are up to. Arriving at her aunt’s unannounced, Nixy finds a folk art festival underway and a land developer bullying her aunt to sell her property. When the developer is found dead, Nixy pulls out all the stops to find the real killer and clear her aunt’s name.

Haddock’s characters, especially the mix-match group of housemates, are likable and well-developed. Their wit and charm enhances the story. Readers are drawn in by the friendly interactions of the characters.

In addition, Haddock has captured the feel of a small-town atmosphere. Her vivid descriptions add another layer to this tantalizing mystery.

This new series looks to be one made of all the right elements to become a favorite among mystery lovers. The recipes and the crafting tip included are just an added bonus.

Author Nancy Haddock’s website can be found HERE.

Basket Case by Nancy Haddock, A Silver Six Crafting Mystery Book #1, Berkley, @2015, ISBN: 978-0425275726, 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.


This giveaway is for one print copy of BASKET CASE and is open to residents of the U.S. The deadline will end at 12 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 15.

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 visiting today. Hope everyone is having a Happy and safe Labor Day holiday. If you’re not celebrating the holiday where you live, I hope you’re having a wonderful day just the same. What are your thoughts on checking out new series?

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  1. I have a huge weakness for tales about small towns - and interesting characters. Thanks for the heads up.

  2. Looks like a fun new series; thanks for the chance :)

  3. Sounds like a good fun read.

  4. I would love to read this book—thanks for the chance to win a copy!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

  5. They come up with some real awesome titles for these books.

  6. This sounds like an interesting premise for a series, Mason. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Small towns do tend to have a lot of personality. Sounds like a cute mystery.

  8. The quirks and personality of small towns are so fun!

  9. This sounds like a fun book. Thank you for the chance to win

  10. I love beginnig a new series when it debuts-- following along with the new characters is fun. Thanks!
    JHolden955( at)gmail(dot)com

  11. I do like cozies with spunky characters. Thanks to the introduction to Nancy Haddock's new series.

  12. It is always fun to discover a new series.

  13. I love craft based cozies...oh heck, I love all cozies, lol. This sounds like a great start to a new series, and recipes and craft tips too, how can you go wrong? Thanks for the chance to win.

  14. I love finding new to me authors and their books! This one sounds like a fun book.

  15. I love fun little mysteries with a little humor! Sounds like an adventure with the Silver Six!


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