Friday, April 29, 2022

Great Escapes Blog Tour, Review, and Giveaway: Death on the Set by Rose Kerr

 



Today I'm participating in the Death on the Set Great Escapes Blog Tour. In this post you'll find information about the book and author along with my review. Be sure to enter the giveaway contest via the link further below for a chance to win a prize package including a print book, bookmark, and sticker (U.S. only).



About the book . . .

 


Death on the Set (A Brenna Flynn Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Setting – Michigan
TouchPoint Press (March 29, 2022)
Number of Pages: 274
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09VKB8HH9


Synopsis . . . Former high school guidance counselor turns amateur sleuth to save herself from a murder charge on a reality show . . .

Brenna Flynn returns home to Bayview City after the sudden death of her husband. Unable to find work in her field, she signs up with a temp agency to find employment. Sent on an interview for a cooking reality show, she aces it and gets the job of a production assistant.

On her second day at work, Brenna discovers a body in the studio. She soon learns she’s the police’s primary suspect. Determined to clear her name, she uses some skills she’s honed as a guidance counselor to learn more about the victim. Drawing people out comes naturally to Brenna, and she becomes a confidante to cast and crew on the show.

The stakes are raised with threatening notes, poisonings, and blackmail. Can Brenna uncover who the killer is before someone else dies?


My review . . .Bayview City native Brenna Flynn returns to her Northern Michigan hometown after experiencing two shocking losses--the sudden death of her husband and the unexpected end of her job as a high school guidance counselor. She has the opportunity to get her life back on track when she lands a six week assignment as a production assistant on Bayview Cooks!, a local TV reality show. Brenna is in for another shock, however, when she finds a lifeless body on the stage floor of the kitchen and becomes a person of interest in the crime. A problem solver by profession, Brenna springs into action to clear her name and find the killer.

Brenna eventually clears her name, but the killer proves elusive. As more people connected to the show find themselves in harm's way, the race is on to identify and stop the killer. Who is the guilty party, and can s/he be apprehended before another death occurs?

In Death on the Set, Rose Kerr delivers a strong start to a new series. The mystery itself is well-paced and has enough suspects and red herrings to keep readers engaged. Also appealing is the spunky, can-do protagonist Brenna Flynn and her tight-knit community of friends and family who rally around her when she returns to her hometown. These factors--as well as finely placed hints about Brenna's past life and the arc of the story in this first book--build interest in a continuing series. The possibilities seem endless for Brenna Flynn in terms of future adventures, and I eagerly await the next installment in the series.


About the author . . .   

             

Rose Kerr grew up in a small community in Nova Scotia. A graduate of Acadia University’s Bachelor of Arts Degree, Recreation and Physical Education, Rose worked for several organizations: Nova Scotia Figure Skating Association, Synchro Swim Nova Scotia, Northern Options for Women, and Contact North|Contact Nord. She traveled from Newfoundland to British Columbia and most provinces in between for work.

Rose and her husband settled in a small town, on the shores of Lake Superior in Northern Ontario to raise their family. A strong believer in lifelong learning, Rose took creative writing courses and began writing mysteries.

More recently, Rose, her husband, and their dog Jake have moved to Southern Ontario. When she isn’t writing, Rose and her husband enjoy exploring the new region.

Rose is a member of Sisters in Crime, the Guppy Online Chapter of Sisters in Crime, and Crime Writers of Canada.


Author links . . . 


Purchase Links . . .   Amazon – Amazon Canada – Kobo – B&N

Giveaway . . . Enter for a chance to win a prize package including a print book, bookmark, and sticker (U.S. only) by clicking this link.


Tour Participants . . . 
April 18 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT
April 18 – Cassidy’s Bookshelves – SPOTLIGHT
April 19 – Mysteries with Character – AUTHOR INTERVIEW
April 19 – Read Your Writes Book Reviews – CHARACTER GUEST POST
April 20 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – REVIEW, GUEST POST  
April 20 – Lady Hawkeye – SPOTLIGHT
April 21 – Christy’s Cozy Corners – CHARACTER GUEST POST
April 22 – I Read What You Write – GUEST POST
April 23 – Socrates Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
April 23 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW, CHARACTER INTERVIEW
April 24 – Ravenz Reviewz – AUTHOR INTERVIEW  
April 24 – FUONLYKNEW – SPOTLIGHT
April 25 – Baroness’ Book Trove – SPOTLIGHT
April 25 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
April 26 – Cozy Up With Kathy – AUTHOR INTERVIEW
April 27 – Literary Gold – SPOTLIGHT
April 28 – The Mystery Section – SPOTLIGHT
April 29 – Maureen’s Musings – SPOTLIGHT
April 29 – Book Club Librarian – REVIEW
April 30 – Sapphyria’s Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
May 1 – #BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog – SPOTLIGHT
May 1 – BookishKelly2020 – SPOTLIGHT

Note: I received a complimentary copy of Death on the Set from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.


This Blog Tour post was originally composed and/or compiled and published by Catherine for the Book Club Librarian blog.  It cannot be republished without attribution.


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