domenica 31 luglio 2016

Review & Giveaway: The Quirky Quiz Show Caper by Sally Carpenter

The Quirky Quiz Show Caper
by Sally Carpenter

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The Quirky Quiz Show Caper
(Sandy Fairfax Teen Idol Nysteries)

4th in Series
Cozy Mystery
Cozy Cat Press (March 26, 2016)
Paperback: 242 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1939816870
38-year-old formal teen idol Sandy Fairfax is a guest panelist on a TV game show–and the first category is murder! When his brother, a college professor is framed for the murder of one of his student, Sandy investigates, in between fighting with his ex, visiting his kids, wooing his new girlfriend, and presenting a concert at a black tie gala to save his father’s orchestra. Sandy’s ready to tear out his long blond hair as the game points and suspects pile up.

My Review
This mystery is intriguing, well written with an intelligent storyline. TV game show, family rivalries and murder form an excellent mix for an exciting read.
Sandy has just accepted a job for a TV quiz, he is not very enthusiastic about it but must do it so to keep alive his popularity. His brother Warren is in trouble: is a university professor and is accused of the murder of one of his students. Between them there has always been a strong rivalry but he can't help but help him. Meanwhile he must try to conquer a beautiful woman and try to build a good relationship with his children.
I liked all of the characters. Sandy is funny and smart and I enjoy each time that I get to spend with him.
It can be read as a stand alone even if it is the fourth book in the series.
It was a quick read, easy and very fun, a good mix of mystery and humor. A really enjoyable summer read, it had me hooked from the first page.

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About This Author

Sally Carpenter is native Hoosier now living in Moorpark, Calif.
She has a master’s degree in theater from Indiana State University. While in school her plays “Star Collector” and “Common Ground” were finalists in the American College Theater Festival One-Act Playwrighting Competition. “Common Ground” also earned a college creative writing award and “Star Collector” was produced in New York City.
Carpenter also has a master’s degree in theology and a black belt in tae kwon do.
She’s worked as an actress, college writing instructor, theater critic, jail chaplain, and tour guide/page for Paramount Pictures. She’s now employed at a community newspaper.
The Sandy Fairfax Teen Idol series is comprised of: “The Baffled Beatlemaniac Caper” (2012 Eureka! Award finalist for best first mystery novel), “The Sinister Sitcom Caper,” “The Cunning Cruise Ship Caper” and “The Quirky Quiz Show Caper.”
She has short stories in two anthologies: “Dark Nights at the Deluxe Drive-in” in “Last Exit to Murder” and “Faster Than a Speeding Bullet” in “Plan B: Omnibus.”
Carpenter penned chapter three of the Cozy Cat Press group mystery “Chasing the Codex.”
To atone for her sins of killing fictional people, she also writes the monthly Roots of Faith column for the Acorn Newspapers.
She’s a member of Sisters in Crime/Los Angeles.
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