Thursday, January 12, 2017

Third Time’s a Crime {+ Giveaway}

THIRD TIME’S A CRIME by Diana Orgain
◊ Series: A Love or Money Mystery, Book 3
◊ Mass Market Paperback: 288 pages
◊ Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense
◊ Publisher: Berkley (January 3, 2017)
◊ Language: English
◊ ISBN-10: 0425271706
◊ ISBN-13: 978-0425271704


Ex-detective Georgia Thornton returns to reality TV in the third mystery from the USA Today bestselling author of A Second Chance at Murder
After two hit reality TV shows brought ex-detective Georgia Thornton into America’s living rooms, audiences can’t get enough of her quest for love and justice. Now producers have come up with an all-new show set in a haunted castle in Golden, California. Georgia and nine other contestants will need to solve the mystery of a young woman who disappeared at the castle in 1960.
          Except there’s one rather substantial problem waiting for everyone when they arrive: a groundskeeper is found drowned at the bottom of the castle’s empty pool. Now Georgia and the other contestants will need to work together, because there’s a different sort of game afoot—and it’s not one they can afford to lose...

Reality can be brutal but author Diana Orgain has created a series with characters that take reality to a new level.

The setting featuring a reality show is one that readers can relate to and for some, long to participate in. The backdrop of a castle believed to be haunted enhances the story. Filled with suspense and intrigue, the story moves at a steady pace holding readers’ attention until the very end.

The core characters are well-developed, likable and realistic. The secondary characters are quirky and add depth to the story.

The blend of a reality show with murder, mystery, and mayhem is a good combination. The addition of personal conflicts among the contestants heightens the story.

THIRD TIME’S A CRIME is a fascinating story that will entertain and have you wondering where reality ends and fantasy begins. The story can be read on its own even though it is the third installment in the series.

Third Time’s a Crime by Diana Orgain, A Love or Money Mystery (Book #3), Berkley, @2017, ISBN: 978-0425271704, Mass Market Paperback, 288 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 THIRD TIME’S A CRIME by Diana Orgain to giveaway. The giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. only and will end at 12 a.m. (EST) on Friday, Jan. 20.

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Thanks so much for stopping by. Have you ever or would you like to be on a reality show? Do you have a favorite reality show you watch?


  1. I would hate to be on a reality show. Really, really hate it. Given my preferences I will always remain invisible.
    That said, it makes a wonderful premise for a murder mystery. Thank you for extended my range again.

  2. Murder and a reality show? Sure, that's a perfect fit... I would love to see how those things fit together... Thanks for showing me another great reading adventure...

  3. I would not like to be in a reality show and I do not watch reality shows.

  4. Things got a little too real for her.
    The closest thing to a reality show I watch is American's Got Talent and Bar Rescue.

  5. Reality TV is a great context for a murder mystery, Mason. And the characters and setting sound interesting, too. Thanks for sharing.

  6. I would never go on a reality show but my favorite reality show is Survivor—after all these years, I still love it!

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  7. I don't care for reality shows and would not want to be on one. This book sounds intriguing.

  8. What a fantastic premise. Reading about fictionalized reality show work!

  9. I don't watch reality shows and I would never want to be on one. I'd love to read this book though. It sounds good! Thank you!

  10. Oh no, reality shows are just not my thing. Game shows are bad enough but I can't believe how popular the reality shows are. Now a book about them . . . that's another story. Sounds great. Thanks.

  11. I love Face Off and Project Runway, I think they are considered reality. Just recently found the Chrisley's and I have to admit that I love it, comedy and family values at the same time. As for myself, no, I wouldn't be on a reality show unless it was to taste foods, LOL.

  12. Reality show turned real mystery. I like the twist.

  13. i appeared on Carol Duval's craft show. That is the closest to a reality show that I will watch.

  14. I like some reality shows. It would be interesting to read a great mystery set around one.

  15. I don't think I would like to be on a reality show. Lines easily become blurred between entertainment and evasive. I enjoy watching them sometimes. Lately, life immates "art" to closely. I love reading cozies as an escape. Would love to win!

  16. I would not want to be on a reality show. I usually watch Survivor. I have enjoyed Big Brother in the past.... not so much anymore.

  17. I am not crazy about reality shows. I used to watch Survivor way in the beginning, and American Idol. DWTS every other season or so. I guess those are reality competition shows but like I said I'm not too into knowing what the Kardashians are doing.


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