There isn’t much crime in Lilyvale, Arkansas, but local authorities have their hands full with Ms. Sherry Mae Stanton Cutler and her housemates—a crafty group of retirees who’ve dubbed themselves the Silver Six. But when Sherry Mae’s niece, Nixy, arrives to keep them in line, Lilyvale also plays host to a killer.
When Leslee Stanton “Nixy” Nix gets the latest call from Lilyvale detective Eric Shoar, she knows it means trouble. There’s been another kitchen explosion at her Aunt Sherry’s farmhouse, and the dreamy-voiced detective has had enough. If Nixy doesn’t check on her aunt in person, the Silver Six could become wards of the court. But the trouble Nixy finds in Lilyvale is not at all what she expects.
The seniors are hosting a folk art festival at the farmhouse, featuring Sherry’s hand-woven baskets, when land developer Jill Elsman arrives to bully Nixy’s aunt into selling the property. When Jill is later found dead in the cemetery, Sherry is suspected of weaving a murder plot, and it’s up to Nixy and the Silver Six to untangle the truth.
About the Author:
Nancy Haddock is an award-winning and national bestselling author of mystery romance who now writes cozy mystery. Basket Case, the first book in the Silver Six Crafting mysteries, will be released in Sept. 2015 with Berkley Prime Crime.
Her earlier books, also with Berkley, are La Vida Vampire, Last Vampire Standing, and Always The Vampire. These books feature Cesca, aka Gidget with fangs, and are set in Haddock’s current hometown, St. Augustine, FL. She also contributed the St. Augustine-set short story “Medium Rare” to both the paranormal romance anthology Entangled and the boxed set Entranced.
Nancy draws on historic wealth, southern culture, and the plain old quirkiness of places for her books. A former speech pathologist and high school teacher in Oklahoma and Texas, Nancy now writes full-time. She lives with her husband and rescue dog Baron.
Review of Basket Case
Review (4 Stars): Basket Case is a delightful cozy mystery that had me laughing from the very first chapter. I loved Nixy because she was this fun spunky character that could stand on her own two feet and was willing to fight for what was right. I also loved each member of the Silver Six and I hope that I’m more like them at their age. The mystery was thoughtful and well-written and I can’t wait to see where this series goes from here. This is one that shouldn’t be missed.
I’m excited to give away a copy of Basket Case. This giveaway is for US Residents only. To be entered in the drawing by September 11th, please leave me a comment below:
Sounds like a great series – I’d love a chance to win a copy!
Thanks for the kind words, Erika, and good luck in the drawing!
Nancy Haddock is another new author for me, and Basket Case sounds like a fun read! I have added it to my TBR list. Thank you for the giveaway.
Jeanetta, thank you for adding Basket Case to your TBR list! No matter how you get your hands on the book, I do hope you’ll enjoy it!
She sounds like a very patient niece! Thanks for the info on this new series and the chance to win!
JHolden, I appreciate you being here, and entering the giveaway! Yes, Nixy is patient – or rather she learns patience in a hurry. 🙂 Happy weekend!
First, thank you to Jennifer for so graciously including me in the tour!
Second, my apologies to Jennifer and all the blog’s readers for having been AWOL this week. Circumstances beyond my control kept me from the computer, and my dang tablet wouldn’t send messages. Or it could have been the one operating the tablet. 🙂
Third, I’ll answer each of you in a moment.
Have a great weekend!
Picture me doing a head slap, Jennifer. In my haste to reply to the ladies, I forgot this critical thing.
Thank you for your lovely review of Basket Case! I’m tickled you enjoying the book, and I appreciate the time and effort it takes to be a reviewer at all.
You have a wonderful blog, and I wish you all continued success!
This sounds like a great new series? Would love to read and review for Nancy Haddock. Thank you for chance to win.
Sounds like a great beginning for a series. Can’t wait to read it. Thanks for the chance to win.