Friday, April 22, 2016

Blog Tour- and Giveaway- Raisin the Dead by Karoline Barrett

I am so delighted to have Karoline Barrett here with us today, Her new book Raisin the Dead was released on April 19th.

Raisin the Dead:
A Bread and Batter Mystery
2nd in Series
Cozy Mystery
Publisher: InterMix (April 19, 2016)


The author of Bun for Your Life returns to Destiny, New York, where bakery owners and amateur sleuths Molly Tyler and Olivia Williams never crumble under pressure…

While the rest of Destiny is focused on the arrival of an upper crust perfume mogul, Molly is more concerned about what’s on the front page of the newspaper: her mother. Library director Anne Tyler was photographed at the most romantic restaurant in town having a cozy dinner with library advisory board member Philip Baldelli. But there’s more for Molly to worry about after Philip is found dead a few days later.

When Detective Sean Corsino zeroes in on Anne as a person of interest in the case, it turns down the heat on his budding romance with Molly. But after he’s injured during the course of his investigation, Molly and Olivia must step in to sift through the clues and clear Anne’s name.

This has been a fun series from the start. Molly wants to get the scoop on what is happening with her mother and why she made the headlines.But when Philip[ is murder her life gets turned around and she has to put her mother on hold and find out who the killer is and why. This is a fun fast-paced whodunit that will keep you guessing to the end. I was captivated from the start and couldn't put it down. Looking forward to find out what will happen next with Molly and her friends.

I’m so excited that Detective Sean Corsino has stopped by to talk to us today! We get to know Detective Corsino in my Bread and Batter series through Molly’s eyes, but I thought it would be nice to hear from the detective himself!

1. Welcome, Detective Corsino! How do you like Destiny, NY so far? Please call me Sean. Destiny is beautiful, and I consider it home, now. The lake is spectacular. I was raised in New York City and was a detective there for quite a while. Destiny is a nice break from big city life.

2. Let me get this question out of the way. Say the Bread and Batter series makes it to television. Whom do you see playing your role? Wow. That’s a tough one. I think I ought to be able to play myself. How’s that for an answer?

3. You took the easy way out! Okay, I’ll let you off the hook this time. So, what’s the difference in being a detective in a large city and being one in a small town, and which do you like better? Since I’ve been in Destiny, I’ve gotten to know many residents by their first names, which I didn’t do in New York. There’s a sense of community here that was sometimes missing in New York City. Also, the police department here is much smaller than the one in New York. Not only am I a detective here, I have to make sure the maintenance on our police cars is kept up. And, I take care of Dusty, my patrol horse. If there’s a light out at the corner of Main and Beaumont, you might see me directing traffic. Chief Carly might be running radar out one of our rural highways on any given afternoon. Our evidence room also doubles as our break room. As to your second question, I think I like a small department better. Less stress and aggravation, and a more laid-back lifestyle.

4. You’ve met someone special since you’ve moved here. Yes, I have.

5. You’ve got to give us more than that! Is she the one causing the big smile on your face? You all know her as the owner of Bread and Batter Bakery, Molly Tyler. We met when I first arrived in town. Our relationship has grown since then, but I don’t want to give anything away. You’ll read more about us in Raisin the Dead.

6. hope we read more about yours and Molly’s dogs, Beau and Noelle, too. You will! We’re both crazy about those two. I’m hoping our writer gives them more to do in future books.

7. That would be awesome. How do you feel about Molly’s mystery solving ability? I admit she’s almost as good at murder solving as she is at making her delicious cupcakes. I’d rather she leave police business to me, but something tells me that’s not gonna happen.

8. Are you working on a case now? Since the mystery in Raisin the Dead’s been solved, things have been quiet in Destiny, but I’m sure that will change eventually.

9. What do you and Molly do when you’re both not working, or tracking down killers? We like keeping things simple: making dinner for each other, watching movies, hiking with the dogs, typical couple stuff. Hope I haven’t put you to sleep.

10. Not at all. You’re very charming! Thanks for joining us, Detective…Sean. Looking forward to reading more about you and Molly, and learning more about Destiny! Thanks for having me. I think you’ll all enjoy Raisin the Dead!

About The Author –

I live in a small Connecticut town with my husband. When I’m not writing, I’m either reading, spending time by the water, taking pictures, traveling, indulging in social media, accompanying above-mentioned husband to New York Yankees games, or doing anything that does not involve math..

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  1. Thank you for the giveaway! Sounds like a great read!

  2. Raisin The Dead sounds like a fun read! Thank you for the chance to win.

  3. Raisin The Dead sounds like a fun read. Thank you for this chance.

  4. I have Bun for Your Life in my TBR stack - would love to add Raisin the Dead to it! Such cute titles and covers!

  5. Do you like paper or digital books best?

  6. This is my type of read. Looking forward to reading, sounds amazing. Thanks for the giveaway.

  7. I was fortunate to win an ecopy and look forward to having a chance to read it!


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