Monday, April 20, 2015

Book review and Giveaway Dressed to Die by Ann Simas

Happy Monday! I'm excited to have Ann Simas here with her newest book Dressed to Die.  If you haven't read this book , add it to your list. I was not disappointed. Leave a comment and email for a chance to win a copy of this book. Leave a comment and three lucky winner s will be chosen to win either an e-book or print copy of Dressed to Die.

Dressed to Die Back-cover Blurb

DRESSED TO DIE (A Grace Gabbiano Mystery, Book 1)
The new job is supposed to be quiet, uneventful!
The last thing Grace Gabbiano expects to find on her morning run is a dead guy in a mint field. And really, he had to be wearing a formal evening gown, a woman’s wig, and a tiara? She’s only been on the job a week and now she has to lead a homicide investigation?
Grace thinks the dead guy was murdered…
Chief Aidan Cruz, Coburg’s new police chief, isn’t convinced the death is a homicide. And he sure as hell isn’t sure that Grace, who left Seattle PD under a dark cloud, knows what she’s doing. She’ll either prove she can’t handle it—or fall flat on her face—whichever comes first.
Vindication doesn’t equal satisfaction…
The autopsy cinches it, but before anyone can catch a breath, another dead guy is found propped up in a rocking chair on sweet old Gunny Spriggs’ front porch. Grace begins to wonder if a psycho with a fetish for women’s evening-wear plans to turn Coburg, Oregon into serial-killer central.

My review:

You will be hooked from the start. This cast of characters with their humor and wit will keep you on the edge of your seat .  You won't want to put this book down for fear of missing something . The plot twist will have you guessing who the killer is right until the reveal. This whodunit will leave you wanting more. I look forward to seeing what Grace will get into next. 

Ann Simas Bio
Ann Simas lives in Oregon, but she is a Colorado girl at heart, having grown up in the Rocky Mountains. She has been an avid reader since childhood and penned her first fiction “book” in high school (a few moons ago!). She particularly likes to write mystery-thriller-suspense with a love story and paranormal or supernatural elements.
She has written three novels that were Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Finalists: Chloe’s Spirit,First Star, and Blessed Are the Eagles. Ann served on the Romance Writers of America Board of Directors for two years and co-founded the Heart of Oregon Chapter RWA. She has edited eight professional-organization newsletters (receiving Best-of Awards for two of them) and written articles for numerous magazines and newspapers. She also was Publications Director at a nonprofit research institute at the University of Oregon.
An award-winning watercolorist and a budding photographer, Ann also enjoys needlework and gardening in her spare time. She is her family’s “genealogist” and has been blessed with the opportunity to conduct first-hand research in Italy for both her writing and her family tree. The genealogy research from decade’s old documents in Italian, she says, has been a supreme but gratifying challenge.
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  1. What a great cover and title! This book sounds great! Thank you for a terrific post and contest!

  2. Looks pretty good; would love to have the chance to read it, thank you :)
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

  3. Looks like a really interesting read! Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. I love humor and wit in my mysteries!

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

  5. I'd love to read this book—thanks for the chance to win a copy!

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  6. sounds like a great book. I need a break from cozies and this sound like it might fill the bill. thanks

  7. I love the crows on the cover---they always say death. I'm wondering why this dead guy was dressed in an evening gown. I'd like to read this book---thanks for the contest.

  8. I haven't read any of this author's work so thank you for providing your review. The chance of winning a book is appreciated also.

  9. This book sounds intriguing. Thanks for this great giveaway. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

  10. A unique and captivating book which I would enjoy. Thanks for this interesting feature. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  11. I had not heard of this author or title before. I do like humor in my books! Thanks for letting me know about it! I would like a paper copy of the book, if I win. Thanks for the chance!

    ElaineE246 at msn dot com

  12. It sounds like a great new book. Thanks for the intro and always keeping us in the loop on some of these new authors and series! Thanks for the chance to win!

  13. Sounds like a fun read! Thanks for the chance!

  14. Winners are Elaine K, Betty W. and Sue F. Congratulations!!

  15. Winners are Elaine K, Betty W. and Sue F. Congratulations!!

  16. Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all of you for entering the DRESSED TO DIE book giveaway!


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