Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Pearls and Poison by Duffy Brown ~ Review and Giveaway

Title: Pearls and Poison
Series: Consignment Shop #3
Author: Duffy Brown
Publish Date: March 4, 2014
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Source: eARC from Publisher
Personal Rating: 4 Stars
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It's election time in Savannah, Georgia and Judge Gloria has her hands full against running mate Kip Seymour. Slinging all the bad ideas he can drum up her way, he pushes her to the limits. Her sister, Aunt Kiki, and daughter, Reagan, find a not so alive Kip Seymour shortly after an altercation with Gloria. Wow, now that's bad timing. With all the antics as expected in a cozy mystery and more, Kiki and Reagan immediately jump on the case.

Being my first book, I enjoyed all of the characters and can’t wait to read more books from this series to get to know them better. Especially going back to see what it was that made them who they are in this book.

While I loved Joey from the Seventeeth Gang, his mysteriousness and all, my favorite character was Boone. From being a dirt bag at the beginning of the book, to being a very important part of the Judge’s life, I loved seeing Reagan’s reaction to all of his antics.

Location and Setting:
Loved the southern feel and fun. Definitely not just stereotypical, but I could almost hear the southern drawl as I read. Lots of fun. Loved Savannah Georgia and will definitely visit her again.

I really enjoyed this book. A great mystery with lots of laugh and humor along the way. 

Duffy Brown loves anything with a mystery. While others girls dreamed of dating Brad Pitt, Duffy longed to take Sherlock Holmes to the prom. She has two cats, Spooky and Dr. Watson, her license plate is Sherlock and she conjures up who-done-it stories of her very own for Berkley Prime Crime. Duffy’s national bestselling Consignment Shop Mystery series is set in Savannah and the Cyclepath Mysteries are set on Mackinac Island. Duffy writes romance as Dianne Castell and is a USA Today bestselling author.


Duffy has graciously offered to giveaway two Pearls and Poison totes. Enter to win!!


  1. So glad you enjoyed Pearls and Poison! Nothing more fun than Savannah, martinis, sprinkle doughnuts and a few dead bodies along the way. :-)

  2. I am almost done with it! I am really liking it too. I love Kiki and was glad to get more "mom" this book :)

  3. Pearls and Poison sounds captivating and special. best wishes.

  4. Hi, Felicia. I'm thrilled you're enjoying P&P! Writing Mamma, Auntie KiKi and Reagan made for a fun book. All three together, all different and all getting into trouble. Thanks tons.

  5. Hi, Anne. The Savannah gang is back for fun and maybe a martini or two. I love writing set in the South. I think I'm a closet belle at heart. Thanks for chatting.

  6. Hi, Disqus. Thanks so much. I sure had fun writing P&P. You just never know want Auntie KiKi is getting into next and this time she takes in Hellion the cat. Of course she calls him Precious 'cause he saved her life. Hugs and thanks for chatting.

  7. I'm currently reading this book and really enjoy it! This is such a great series!

  8. Congratulations on the publication of Pearls and Poison! I enjoy cozy mysteries that are set in the South and have added your book to my TBR list. I would love to win the lovely tote for carrying my books to the beach. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  10. Dr. Watson, her license plate is Sherlock
    and she conjures up who-done-it stories of her very own for Berkley Prime

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