Monday, August 17, 2020

Blog Tour ~ #REVIEW ~ Deadly Drama by Jody Holford

Deadly Drama

by Jody Holford  

Publication Date: 

August 4, 2020  

Genres: Adult, Cozy Mystery

Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Apple Books | Google Play | Universal

Newspaper editor and amateur sleuth Molly Owens takes center stage when it’s curtains for a theater director . . . Living in the beautiful coastal town of Britton Bay, Oregon, seems like the perfect fit for Molly. She enjoys her work as editor-in-chief of the Britton Bay Bulletin, loves her boyfriend Sam, and feels at home in the adorable cottage in the back of his mother’s bed and breakfast. This spring Britton Bay is staging its first-ever community theater production. The show—featuring local residents—is the talk of the town, but tongues are really wagging over the director. But former soap opera actress Magnolia Sweet is anything but; nothing’s worse than a has-been on a power trip, and steely Magnolia chews out her amateur cast like she used to chew scenery. Still, it’s a shock to all when she’s found murdered in the theater. Now it’s open call for suspects, as Molly steps in to direct and shine a spotlight on a killer waiting in the wings. But will this be her final act?


What a fun and fast-paced cozy! Between the mystery and the relationship between Molly and Sam, this story didn’t slow down. I was completely hooked from the beginning. I love these characters and the dynamics of this group. The mystery was quite clever. Halford introduces many possible scenarios and I enjoyed watching Molly work her way through them. She created an intriguing storyline that kept me reading and guessing until the end. In addition to the mystery, I have to mention, I really love Molly and Sam. They are so sweet together and I appreciated this aspect of the story. While it wasn’t the focus, there was plenty of joy spread throughout to break up the heaviness of the murder and investigation. I’m thoroughly enjoying this series and I look forward to more.  


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About Jody Holford

I’m a mom and wife first and many things after. I’m a best friend and a regular friend. A daughter, sister, auntie, and a teacher. I am a book lover, a shopper, a pajama-wearer, movie-watcher, worrier, over-thinker, and a wanna-be-good-Samaritan. I’m a Gemini, a nervous talker, and an emotional writer. I am represented by Frances Black of Literary Counsel. Visit my website or subscribe to my newsletter for updates!

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