Thursday, December 20, 2012

Review & Giveaway: Read and Buried by Erica Chase


Paperback, 304 pages
Published December 4th 2012 by Berkley
ISBN: 0425251780 (ISBN13: 9780425251782)
edition language: English
While shopping at the Book Bin, Ashton Corners book-club member, Lizzie Turner, is introduced to author, Derek Alton, and is strong-armed into having Derek speak at the next book club meeting. Unfortunately, he is murdered ( in Lizzie's house, no less!) prior to the meeting.  Not giving any spoiler as to why he was there in the first place. The police chief and the book club wonder if Lizzie  was the intended victim but that idea is quickly scrapped when more facts come to light. Lizzie and the book club members try to figure out who was out to eliminate Derek and why.

I really like this series on many levels; the characters are diverse and very likeable, the mystery is well plotted with enough suspects and credible motives
to keep the reader guessing. Just the way I like cozies! Although this is the second book in the series, it can stand alone easily. 4****

Disclosure: A review copy of the book was provided by Berkley in exchange for my honest opinion

Through the generosity of Berkley, I have one copy for giveaway, open to US only and the deadline to enter is December 28th at 5 PM (est).

Bonus entries are as follows:

+4 for following on Networked blogs. Just remind me under what name.
+3 for blogging (sidebar is fine) or tweeting about the giveaway. Valid only if posted at least 2 days before deadline. Leave me a link, please.

If no e-mail address is included in comment, I will assume you DO NOT want to be entered in the giveaway.

If you cannot comment you can still enter by sending me an e mail with Read and Buried in the subject line. Include your name and e mail and send to florida982002[at]

Good luck!



  1. This sounds like fun! I'll check out the first book sometime too! :)

    +4 for following via NB (Melissa Caldwell)
    +3 for tweeting (@lexley)

    Melissa Caldwell

  2. I'd love to win Read and Buried. LOVED the first book. I follow via Networked Blogs and GFC. I posted the giveaway on my blog (and all posts are automatically tweeted.)

    Beverly aka Booklady

  3. I like that pushy Derek Alton is the victim! Thank you for hosting this giveaway.

    +4 Networked Blogs-Carol Naomi Wong

    +3 Tweeted:


  4. I want one!

    i'M A follower!


  5. I love when books in a series can stand alone. This sounds great! kathy(at)

  6. Hmmm - wonder what/who Derek was writing about that got him killed???
    +4 NW blogs - Karen Purbaugh Barnett.


  7. I would love to read this series!!

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

    1. love this series
      follow via gfc

  8. Sounds like a great read. Please enter me! Merry Christmas, let us not forget the true reason for this blessed season.

  9. I think this one sounds fun, and I am wondering why the author was so intent on being at the meeting!! Very intriguing!

  10. throw my name in that hat please!!! Sounds fun and I can't resist that cover!!!!

  11. Now that's never happened at a book club I've been to!

  12. Love the title and the premise! Thanks for the opportunity to win.
    +4 Networked Blogs - Martha Eskuchen
    +3 Tweet -

    mesreads AT


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