Friday, November 13, 2015

Death Takes Priority {+ Giveaway}

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Death Takes Priority by Jean Flowers - Thoughts in ProgressAuthor Jean Flowers puts a new spin on the postal service with her lovable protagonist Cassie Miller and the wacky folks of North Ashcot, MA.

Cassie returns to North Ashcot to care for her ailing aunt in her last days and decides to give her old hometown a new chance. After being ditched by her fiancĂ©, Cassie doesn’t have much to lose.

Just as she’s getting use to ways of the town again, a load of telephone books are stolen from the post office. Then a man is found murdered and Cassie’s new friend is a suspect.

Cassie is determined to deliver the goods and find the real killer before someone else is stamped out.

This is a fun new series that deals with murder, mystery and mayhem while dealing with personal issues and quirky characters. The pace is steady with surprises to keep you guessing.

DEATH TAKES PRIORITY has that small town setting that draws you in and makes you feel you’re in the midst of the action. Readers can relate to the realistic, likable characters.

The author has created a charming new series mystery lovers will enjoy and a delightful new protagonist to cheer for.

Death Takes Priority by Jean Flowers, A Postmistress Mystery (Book #1), Berkley, @2015, ISBN: 978-0425279106, Mass Market Paperback, 304Pages 

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 Danielle and the great folks at Berkley, I have a print copy of DEATH TAKES PRIORITY to giveaway. The giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. only and will end at 12 a.m. (EST) on Saturday, Nov. 21.

To enter, just click on the Rafflecopter widget below and following 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 Death Takes Priority 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. If you win and you’ve already won the book somewhere else or you just decide for whatever reason you don’t want to win, once again PLEASE let me know.

Thanks for stopping by today. Have you been to your local post office lately? Do you like that small town feel where the postmaster knows everyone in town? Oh, just in case you had realized it yet ..... Happy Friday the 13th!!

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  1. Haven't Sen. My favorite mail persons lately. Wonder where they went.

  2. This looks like a great new series to start. Thank you for sharing

  3. What fun. And death always does take priority.

  4. A load of telephone books stolen? Now that's unique.
    Cats are catching up - cats ten, dogs fourteen.

  5. I have 2 retired postmen on my block. Can't wait to tell them about this series

  6. A small town post office has a much more personal feel to it.

    Happy Friday the 13th.

  7. A postal employee can make for a really interesting protagonist. They see a lot, and they know a lot of people. Interesting! Thanks for sharing, Mason.

  8. I love our Post Office. This sounds like fun!

  9. The case of the missing phone books.
    But they are so few and far between now days.

  10. I love small-town stories. Such charm! The city can become one of the best characters in the book.

  11. I love the small town atmosphere and the inclusion of the Post Office!! We have a great one in our little town. Thanks!

  12. It's such a pleasure to be here -- I feel like this blog is a small town in itself.
    Thanks for all your comments! Camille/Jean!

  13. What a delightful book and town which interests me greatly. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  14. Looks and sounds like a great read.

  15. I don't really get to the post office too often, usually to pick up a package, and the postal carrier keeps changing. I always thought a small town postal office would be fun where they do know everybody. This sounds like a good read, thanks for the chance to win.

  16. I would love to start reading this series

  17. This sounds like a great series! I've never read this author but I would like to.
    Thank you!


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