Saturday, October 7, 2017

When Zeffie got a Clue

GIVEAWAY
DARTY, PEGGY
WHEN ZEFFIE GOT A CLUE

A cold case murder is just warming up

It's an ordinary day in Summer Breeze, Florida when a young, wide-eyed girl steps into I Saw It First, the trash-to-treasure shop Christy Castleman and her Aunt Bobbie have opened. Clutching a jewelry box, Zeffie Adams tells Christy she needs money to pay for Grandmother's medical bills, prompting Christy to offer this curious visitor more than the jewelry box is worth -- or so she thinks.

But complicated questions form when Christy rips out the box's lining and uncovers a clue to a cold case murder mystery from eight years ago. Despite caution from her family and handsome boyfriend Dan Brockman, Christy decides to do a little detective work of her own. After all, the infamous murder happened close to her grandmother's farm. How risky could it be to take the jewelry box back to Strickland plantation and ask around about it?

Soon Christy finds there is more to the small box than someone wants her to know. A jewelry theft. A mansion murder. Dangerous family secrets buried in history. Can Christy convince others to let go of the past before it's too late?

My Review:

published in 2008
My thanks to my public library for keeping me supplied in quality retro reads

An enthralling cozy mystery sweetened with faith and romance. Little Zeffie is a scene stealer all the way through. Absolutely love where this story takes her. And Christy has the perfect inquiring mind so necessary for an amateur sleuth. Yes, it drives her parents and boyfriend a little crazy, but they love her anyway. And so did this reader as I followed her exploits -- asking questions, chasing down clues, facing danger -- right along with her. The perfect page-turner of a mystery to curl up with on a chilly autumn evening (or any other time.)

When Zeffie Got a Clue is the third book in this cozy mystery series. Though it was preceded by When the Sandpiper Calls and When Bobbie Sang the Blues -- two books I haven't read -- I had no trouble following along with this one. Zeffie reads perfectly fine as a standalone -- other then the progression of the romance, I guess, which would have developed throughout all the books. But nothing to spoil this read.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like a chance to win a copy of When Zeffie got a Clue, leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you add your email to a comment, remember to use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in order to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email, please add the title to the subject line so it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday October 8 2017. Offer open to International Readers. Good luck!

24 comments:

  1. Looks like a good cozy series. I'll have to go check it out. I love the name Zeffie too.
    Thanks iamabho AT gmail DOT com

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    1. It's a catchy name, isn't it? I've never heard it before. Good luck, Linda.

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  2. Sounds like a great cozy book and series to read. Would love to win a copy. Thank you for the chance.

    Blessings,
    Cindy W.
    countrybear52 AT yahoo DOT com

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    1. You're welcome, Cindy. Good luck.

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  3. I am intrigued by this one,Kav! Nothing like a good little Cozie. Thank you for the opportunity. mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Melanie. Good luck.

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  4. Sounds good. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom.

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  5. I'd love to try this one. I'm sure our library would have it too. becci43atgmaildotcom

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    1. I love my library -- for looking for retro reads and for ordering new releases. Good luck, Becky.

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  6. I love these cozy mysteries! I want to find out about this murder!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. I'm getting a kick out of cozy mysteries as well. I keep trying the general market ones that look so deceptively sweet and cozy only to be disappointed in the language and other content. :-( So I'm super thrilled to find more Christian cozies. Good luck, rubynreba.

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  7. I'm always ready to learn of a new cozy mystery series. This sounds like a good one. Thanks for letting us know about it and for the giveaway.

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  8. This is a new author to me.It sounds like a great cozy mystery to spend a couple of hours reading. Thanks for the review and giveaway.
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    1. She's new to me as well. I'll have to see what else she has written. Good luck, Donna.

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  9. Thank you for the chance.
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  10. This sounds like such a fun read! I'll be checking out this series. Thanks so much for the review and giveaway.
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  11. WHEN ZEFFIE GOT A CLUE sounds like such a fun read. Thanks for the review and the chance to win a copy.
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  12. Ohhh, this sounds like a good read! Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

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