A First Date with Death

A Love or Money Mystery, #1

In this first of a new series, we meet Georgia Thornton. After suffering a bad breakup, she’s ready for a change, and it comes in the form of a reality TV show! Her best friend—and producer of the reality show Love or Money—thinks she’s got the answer to Georgia’s funk. Ten men. Ten adventure-filled dates. What can go wrong? For starters, a faulty bungee cord that hurls Georgia’s first date into a tragic spiral off the Golden Gate Bridge.

He’s replaced by Paul Sanders, Georgia’s former fiancé and a cop. When another bachelor gets a fatal kiss-off, the reality is that someone has killer new plans for the show—and for Georgia herself.

This was a different idea for a cozy and it worked well – a nice blend of mystery and romance. Diana Orgain is also the co-author of the NYT bestselling Scrapbooking Mysteries series. Looking forward to see what trouble Georgia can get into in book 2. Four Stars. – ROCCO LoTempio


Book Blurb for A First Date with Death

Reality TV meets murder in the first in a new mystery series from the author of the Maternal Instincts Mysteries and co-author the New York Times bestselling Scrapbooking Mysteries.

When brokenhearted Georgia Thornton goes looking for romance on reality TV, she has nothing to lose—apart from a good man, a cash prize, and maybe her life…

What was Georgia thinking? Sure, some cad ditched her at the altar, but can she really find love on TV? Her best friend—and producer of the reality show Love or Money—thinks so. Ten men. Ten adventure-filled dates. What can go wrong? For starters, a faulty bungee cord that hurls Georgia’s first date into a tragic spiral off the Golden Gate Bridge.

He’s replaced by Paul Sanders, Georgia’s former fiancé. But the cop isn’t looking for a TV gig. Suspecting that the lover’s leap was no accident, Paul’s going undercover. When another bachelor gets a fatal kiss-off, the reality is that someone has killer new plans for the show—and for Georgia herself. Now, under the threat of permanent cancellation, Georgia fears that the only man on the set she can trust is the one man she just can’t count on…


Night Owl Reviews Mar, 2015 4.00