Sunday, February 17, 2013

Three Sisters and ShowStoppers Blog Tour and Giveaway

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Three Sisters and Showstoppers by Helen Smith

Three Sisters and Showstoppers are two novella-length stories in the Emily Castles mystery series. The first full-length novel, Invitation to Die, will be published by Thomas & Mercer in October 2013.

The Emily Castles mystery series is set in present-day London. It features twenty-six-year-old Londoner Emily Castles and her neighbor, eccentric philosophy professor Dr. Muriel Crowther. In Three Sisters, Emily goes to a party in a big house at the end of her street. She's sure she witnesses a murder, but no one will believe her. She teams up with Dr. Muriel to investigate.

In Showstoppers, Emily helps out at a local stage school run by her neighbor, Victoria. Soon she's mixed up in a blackmail plot and two deaths. Emily and Dr. Muriel team up to prevent further a massacre live on stage during the end of term show.

My Review:

Another great mystery Emily has gotten herself into!  Emily knows her neighbors just a little, however, she is getting to know them a little better through the little mysteries she seems to be getting involved with.  She is gradually coming out of her shell, with the help of those neighbors.

Showstoppers is a fun mystery about her neighbor Victoria being blackmailed.  Victoria easily comes clean, however that doesn't change the danger her stage school might still be in.

Showstoppers is another fun fast read, that keeps you wondering.  Victoria is a hoot.  I found her "drama" funny at times.  Emily, even though she doesn't want to get involved, is dragged into the blackmail mystery by Victoria.

I truly look forward to what Emily might get herself involved with.  This is all a great distraction from the death of her furry best friend.

Praise for the Emily Castles Mystery Series

Fast-paced, funny, and mysterious... Helen Smith is a master story-teller.
~Socrates Book Reviews

It grips you from the very beginning.
~Babs Books Bistro

Bright, colorful and full of surprises.
~Amazon Vine Reviewer

Fast-paced and unusual, I highly recommend this one.
~Eva’s Sanctuary

My Review:

What a fun, quick mystery Helen has created in Three Sisters.  The "circus" theme for the neighbor's get together keeps you guessing with all the strange and bizarre characters.  

When a performance goes wrong, or some what wrong, Emily sticks to her feelings that something is amiss without the party goers awareness.  As she investigates and find clues to solve the mystery.

This novella was a fun and quick read.  Emily is kind of a quiet - to herself person and it was out of her comfort zone to attend this party.  It was fun to see her come out of her shell a little.  And as with any mystery, it's never who the person you believe it to be that has done the crime.  It was refreshing to read a fun mystery that was easily finished in one sitting.

Praise for Helen Smith

Smith is gin-and-tonic funny.
~The Booklist


Author Helen Smith

Helen Smith is a novelist and playwright who lives in London. She's the author of bestselling cult novels Alison Wonderland, Being Light and The Miracle Inspector as well as the Emily Castles Mystery Series.

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Tour Giveaway
10 winners will each receive a Kindle Ebook copy of Showstoppers & Three Sisiters
Ends 2/28/13

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1 comment:

  1. Michele

    Thanks for these wonderful reviews for the books. Thanks for hosting the giveaway, too. Good luck to everyone who enters.