32054511I’m a declared fan of Anna Celeste Burke’s mysteries. They contain just the right blend of suspense and cosy. I like that Georgie is not your average detective. Mature in some ways and not in others, she provides enough vulnerability and experience to make for a protagonist that interests me.
Following on from her “Katmandu Mountain” series this one features the disruption of their date night by a armed heist. This is a fast read with good pacing and plot. The tension never lets up as Georgie and her partner in crime try to resolve the hairy situation at the Halloween celebration in Arcadia Park. With this setting the book is the perfect read for this season, but it is worth reading for its suspense and characters.
There are recipes for the season and a taste of the author’s other work. A very enjoyable and accomplished book.


Date night for Georgie Shaw and handsome detective Jack Wheeler goes terribly wrong. A botched heist at Marvelous Marley World has everyone scrambling as trigger-happy bad guys head for the Halloween celebration in Arcadia Park. With Hullabaloo-Boo in full swing, figuring out whodunit could take a little extra work. The Park is packed and everyone’s in costume. Will Jack and Georgie nab the faux-furred fiends before they can wreak more havoc or escape? Cozy mystery, romance, fun & recipes included!


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Book Links:

Jessica Huntington Desert Cities Mystery Series, Books 1-3 @ http://www.amazon.com/Jessica-Huntington-Desert-Cities-Mystery/dp/B00YIY37ZY/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1448586983&sr=8-2&keywords=Jessica+Huntington

Love a Foot Above the Ground, Prequel to Jessica Huntington Series @ http://smarturl.it/loveabove

Cowabunga Christmas! Corsario Cove Cozy Mystery 1 @ http://smarturl.it/cove1

Mother’s Day Magic with Love http://www.amazon.com/Mothers-Day-Magic-Angela-Ford-ebook/dp/B01AVHGNJI

Happy Homicides 2: Thirteen Cozy Mysteries (Crimes of the Heart) http://www.amazon.com/Happy-Homicides-Thirteen-Mysteries-Crimes-ebook/dp/B01B3FKGOU

Murder at Catmmando Mountain Georgie Shaw Cozy Mystery #1 http://smarturl.it/georgie1

About the author:

Life is an extravaganza of unpredictable dimension and proportion: figuring out how to hang tough and make the most of the wild ride is the challenge.

On my way to Oahu to join the rock musician and high school drop-out I married in Tijuana, I was nabbed by the police as a runaway. When the police let me go and the rock band broke up, my husband and I had to find another way to survive. Our next stop: Disney World where we trained to be chefs, courtesy of the Walt Disney World University.

A GED for my husband, and many more years of education eventually landed us in academia—with Ph.D.s from the University of Michigan we took professor jobs with U of M’s longstanding football rival, The Ohio State University.

Retired now from my role as a professor in social work and behavioral science, I have picked up a long-time interest in writing fiction. In my professional career I wrote and published widely as a scholar, with more than forty manuscripts of varying lengths on my vita. I also carried out hundreds of training, consulting and speaking engagements on a number of gloriously nerdy topics.

So what on earth does a research scientist have in common with a mystery writer? As avid fans of the mystery genre will tell you at the core of any good mystery is a passionate search for the truth. Discovering the truth involves finding and assembling pieces of complex puzzles in order to solve seemingly intractable problems—scientist and sleuth are cut from the same cloth!

Still married to the same sweet guy, I live with my husband in one of the seven desert resort cities in the Palm Springs area. In addition to reading and writing mysteries I enjoy painting, hiking, hanging out with my handsome husband and tending to my Siamese cats.

As my heroine, Jessica Huntington will tell you, the Sonoran Desert is a beautiful setting to ponder life’s mysteries, by the surrounding mountains and the bountiful delights of the desert resort communities.

A Dead Husband is the first of the Jessica Huntington Desert Cities Mysteries. Soon to be released: A Dead Sister, Jessica Huntington Desert Cities Mystery #2