Jul 05 2016

Blog Tour & Review: A Dark and Stormy Murder by Julia Buckley

Posted by Jennifer in 4 Stars, Blog Tour, Cozy Mystery, Reviews / 1 Comment


Lena London’s literary dreams are coming true—as long as she can avoid any real-life villains…
Camilla Graham’s bestselling suspense novels inspired Lena London to become a writer, so when she lands a job as Camilla’s new assistant, she can’t believe her luck. Not only will she help her idol craft an enchanting new mystery, she’ll get to live rent-free in Camilla’s gorgeous Victorian home in the quaint town of Blue Lake, Indiana.

But Lena’s fortune soon changes for the worse. First, she lands in the center of small town gossip for befriending the local recluse. Then, she stumbles across one thing that a Camilla Graham novel is never without—a dead body, found on her new boss’s lakefront property.

Now Lena must take a page out of one of Camilla’s books to hunt down clues in a real crime that seems to be connected to the novelist’s mysterious estate—before the killer writes them both out of the story for good…


About the Author

juliabuckleyJulia Buckley is a Chicago mystery author whose career started in 2006 with the publication of THE DARK BACKWARD. Since then her work has appeared on Kindle in the Madeline Mann series and the novel THE GHOSTS OF LOVELY WOMEN.  She is currently writing two series for Berkley Prime Crime, the first of which launched with THE BIG CHILI.

 She is a member of the Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and the Romance Writers of America, along with the Chicago Writer’s Association. In addition, she has worked with the same writer’s group since 2000.

 Julia has taught high school English for twenty-seven years; she lives near Chicago with her husband, two sons, three cats, and a mischievous Lab puppy named Digby.

Review of A Dark and Stormy Murder

Review (4.5 Stars):  I loved this book.  A Dark and Stormy Murder was an engaging, smart mystery with an entertaining, crime-fighting heroine.  A sure winner. The characters and the premise of this mystery was absolutely delightful and the perfect start to a new series.  Can’t wait to read the second part of the series and see where it goes from here.

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