Strung Out To Die

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Strung Out To Die

A Divorced Diva Mystery, #1

Tonya Kappes strings together a pleasantly pleasing cozy mystery with this new series. Holly Harper and the other Divorced Divas are sociable, lively and larger than life! The heroine is easy to relate to and she’d the kind of friend everyone is happy to have. She is a great mixture of no-nonsense and downtrodden over the situation; one moment she comes across as fragile and in the next she is determined and tough. Each character is well written, and genuine, not to mention highly entertaining. Willow the pig is a sweet and unique addition to the usual quirky characters you find in this type of story. The town of Swanee is a conventional small town and is the ideal location for this type of suspense book. Holly’s shop The Beaded Dragon Fly as a more specific setting brings an authenticity and a reality to Holly’s character. I enjoyed the detailed beading lessons and am curious about trying the craft myself. The mystery itself was pretty interesting and kept me hooked with the various twists and clues throughout. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series to see just how much folly the Divas can get involved in.

Holly Harper is surprised to find her best friend’s brother strangled in her bead shop. The dead man is her ex-husband’s biggest competition and now she needs to find out who is framing her before she ends up in jail. Her group of closest friends, divorcees named The Divorced Divas come to her aid and try to help her by finding and decoding clues to the real killer.


Book Blurb for Strung Out To Die

Holly Harper's life is finally getting back on the right track after her divorce from "what's his name." She and a group of divorcees have formed a strong bond plotting creative ways to get back at their exes and created a self-help group known as The Divorced Divas where their meetings are held in Holly's bead store, The Beaded Dragonfly.

It’s no secret that Holly’s ex husband, Sean Harper, and the wealthiest bachelor in Swanee, Doug Sloan, don’t get along because Sean is constantly fixing all of Doug’s shoddy handy man work. Plus all the Divas would love to get their claws in some of Doug’s money.

When Doug ends up dead on the floor of The Beaded Dragonfly with a string of cat eye beads around his neck, it’s up to Holly to figure out whose framing her.


Night Owl Reviews Feb, 2013 3.50