April 29, 2019

#BookReview for Foul Play on Words (Mystery Writer's Mystery #2) by Becky Clark


Synopsis: Between a kidnapping, a double booking, and a crew of hapless volunteers, Charlee is worried the writing conference will go to the dogs

Mystery author Charlee Russo agrees to speak at a Portland writers' conference organized by her friend Viv Lundquist. 


When Viv picks her up at the airport, she frantically explains that her daughter Hanna has been kidnapped. Unfortunately, Viv has a history of embellishing the truth and Hanna has a history of disappearing.

Charlee takes over the conference preparation so Viv can search for her daughter, but the situation gets tense when the hotel double-books the event with a dog show. 


Despite it all, Charlee is compelled to investigate after she learns shocking secrets about both Hanna and Viv. Can she find Hanna in time, or will a plot twist lead her to a ruff ending?

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About the Author:  
A highly functioning chocoholic, Becky Clark (Denver, CO) is the seventh of eight kids, which explains both her insatiable need for attention and her atrocious table manners. She likes to read funny books so it felt natural to write them, too. She published her first novel in 2001, and is a sought-after speaker. 


Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟
My Review: Another great cozy mystery where anything that could go wrong does.  This really reminds me of all the things that happened to me and my family a few years ago.  I swear everything went horribly wrong and I thought there was no way we're going to come out of it alive.  


This one still had a solid plot and after finally reading book one I think that I had a better grasp on what was going on vs. what I thought when I hadn't. So I would say that although you don't technically have to read book one it is better if you do.   The characters were great and the mystery was wonderful.  It has some great humor that wasn't over the top and a wonderful ending as well.  I have really fallen for Charlee and her world and her books.  I would love to see some kind of ghost written story that Charlee writes.  I really can't wait for the next one! 

Go Into This One Knowing: Great Cozy Mystery 







Praise for Foul Play On Words:
"So good I wanted to read it twice! It has everything I love in a funny mystery: characters I care about, a plot that grabs me from page one, voice, and laughs galore. Clear your day, because this laugh-out-loud comic caper mystery is a one-sitting read!"―Jess Lourey, Anthony, Agatha, and Lefty-nominated author of the Mira James Mysteries
"Clark is the queen of the subtle misdirect and the casually dropped clue. I gave myself a resounding 'I could have had a V-8' head slap when I reached the end and realized she'd given me everything I needed to solve the mystery without me ever knowing it!"―Kristi Abbott, author of the Popcorn Shop Mysteries
"The backdrop for Clark's witty, engaging mystery is a writers' conference where everything that can go wrong does so, in a hilarious way. You'll both sympathize and laugh along with heroine Charlemagne 'Charlee' Russo as she balances saving the conference from total disaster with the dangerous task of rescuing the kidnapped daughter of a close friend."―Ellen Byron, Lefty-nominated author of the Cajun Country Mysteries
"Another winning entry in this wonderful series, Foul Play on Words is a clever, compelling mystery. The intriguing plot will pull you in immediately, and the engaging sleuth with quips at the ready will keep you laughing all the way through. A must-read for fans of humorous cozies!"―Cynthia Kuhn, author of the Agatha Award-winning Lila Maclean Academic Mysteries
"Foul Play on Words is irresistible. A perfect combination of comedy and suspense. Mystery writer Charlee Russo narrows down a long list of oddball suspects at the wildest writer's conference of all time. Every word funnier than the word before. A must read."―Gretchen Archer, bestselling author of the Davis Way Crime Capers
"Foul Play on Words is hilariously quirky with a side of neurosis. The misadventures of being a mystery writer were never so much fun."―Libby Klein, author of the Poppy McAllister Mystery Series
"Becky Clark is a talent to watch! Foul Play on Words is funny, quirky, and has everything cozy readers love: heart, humor, and mayhem!"―Diana Orgain, USA Todaybestselling author of the Maternal Instincts Mysteries
Praise for Fiction Can Be Murder, Book 1 of the Mystery Writer's Mystery series:
"Becky Clark wields a witty pen, writing about an author who is plunged into her own mystery."―Marty Wingate, author of the Potting Shed and Birds of a Feather series
"Becky Clark is a hilarious new talent in mystery fiction. With a mixture of humor and plot, Fiction Can Be Murder pulls back the curtain on the creative writing process and exposes the homicidal thoughts that take place while writing a book."―Diane Vallere, national bestselling author of the Costume Shop mysteries
"In Fiction Can Be Murder, Becky Clark gives us a fun and funny peek into the writers' life. Although in the case of her protagonist, the smart, likeable, and feisty Charlee Russo, that life includes the real murder of her agent. This clever mystery, first in a new series, is perfect for book lovers."―Vicki Delany, national bestselling author of the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop mysteries
"Fresh, fast, and furiously fun, Fiction Can Be Murder packs one surprise after the next. Becky Clark writes with wry wit, a keen eye, and no shortage of authority on this particular subject. Charlee Russo is like a lot of authors I know―except most of them only dream of killing their agents."―Brad Parks, Shamus-, Nero-, and Lefty-award-winning author of Closer Than You Know
"A promising series debut."―Booklist









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