Friday, April 14, 2017

Book Review-Two Heads Are Deader Than One-By Elena Hartwell-Giveaway

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About the book 
Private Investigator Eddie Shoes is enjoying a rare period of calm. She’s less lonely now that Chava, her card-counting mom from Vegas, is sharing her home. She also has a new companion, Franklin, a giant dog of curious ancestry.
Hoping for a lucrative new case, Eddie instead finds herself taking on a less promising client: her best friend from her childhood in Spokane. Dakota has turned up in Bellingham in jail, where she is being held on a weapons charge. Eddie reluctantly agrees not only to lend her friend money for bail but to also investigate who is stalking her. Soon after Dakota is freed, she disappears again, leaving Eddie to answer to the local cops, including her ex-boyfriend Chance Parker. Has Dakota been kidnapped? If not, why did she jump bail? What are Eddie’s business cards doing on the bodies of two murder victims?
And I thought
A good read.  I was kept interested from page one all the way to pg.  270. 
I enjoyed the ride as Eddie follows clues, stumbles onto dead people, stalkers and . . .
 mysteries clues that point back to her.  Leaving her ex Detective Chance Parker scratching his head as he struggles to 'play by the book' while dealing with Eddie's penchant for 'keeping a few secrets'.
Along for the journey is Eddie's eccentric mother 'Chava' and Eddie's dog Franklin who is one big boy!  A cross between an Irish Wolf Hound and a Tibetan Mastiff who is happy to follow along with Eddie as she investigates leads.  

As Eddie tries to discover what her friend Dakota is hiding and how the accidental death of a high school friend plays into the present she is bombarded with the clues old high school photo's and Eddie's business cards are left for the police to find and question Eddie's involvement.  

There are a lot of characters in the story which might make it a struggle to keep up with what is going on but the author does 
and great job of weaving details and people together making a 
'Who Dun It' that mystery lovers will want to read!

I enjoyed reading 
Two Heads Are Deader Than One and I look forward to 
reading book one One Dead, Two to Go.

I appreciated that the author provided a note:
The Silenced Victims

I received a complimentary copy from Great Escapes Tours
This review will appear on retail sites where the book is 
This review will appear on My Reading Journeys and 
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About the series
One Dead, Two to Go (An Eddie Shoes Mystery Book 1) by [Hartwell, Elena]
            Book 1

About the author 
After twenty years in the theater, Elena Hartwell turned her dramatic skills to fiction. Her first novel, One Dead, Two to Go introduces Eddie Shoes, private eye. Called “the most fun detective since Richard Castle stumbled into the 12th precinct,” by author Peter Clines, I’DTale Magazine stated, “this quirky combination of a mother-daughter reunion turned crime-fighting duo will captivate readers.”
In addition to her work as a novelist, Elena teaches playwriting at Bellevue College and tours the country to lead writing workshops.
When she’s not writing or teaching, her favorite place to be is at the farm with her horses, Jasper and Radar, or at her home, on the middle fork of the Snoqualmie River in North Bend, Washington, with her husband, their dog, Polar, and their trio of cats, Jackson, Coal Train, and Luna, aka, “the other cat upstairs.” Elena holds a B.A. from the University of San Diego, a M.Ed. from the University of Washington, Tacoma, and a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia.

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