Welcome to my tour stop for Delayed Death by Beate Boeker. This is the first book in the Temptation in Florence cozy mystery series.
This tour runs March 23-April 3 with reviews only. Check out the tour page
for more information. About the Book:
Delayed Death is Book #1 in the Temptation in Florence Series, a cozy murder mystery romance series with a strong dose of humor and romance.
The title of the series comes from the lingerie store that the protagonist, Carlina, owns and runs, Temptation, on one of Florence, Italy’s, premier shopping streets. The Temptation in Florence Series follows the life, adventures and loves of Italian-American Carlina, and of her extended eccentric Italian family, many of whom live in apartments in the same building in central Florence.
The family’s eccentric members and their whims and wishes are a never-ending source of amusement for Carlina. While often treated like the family’s Cinderella, Carlina is also a sexy, saucy, funny thirty-two-year-old woman.
When a crisis occurs, right at the beginning of Delayed Death, and Carlina gives in to her domineering cousin’s wishes, Carlina sets herself on a collision course with police Commissario Stefano Garini.
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I enjoyed this ‘cozy’ mystery. It offers a light romance budding amongst the murders. The Mantonis are an eccentric, quirky, large Italian family living in Florence. Almost all relatives live in the same home on different floors/apartments. It starts with the death of Uncle Nico and Emma’s wedding. Carlina or Caroline is the heroine who is the prime suspect. She is a feisty, at times tearful, 32 year old businesswoman, who is not married. Her lingerie shop is Temptaton, which the series is named after.I liked Carlina a lot, and her family grew on me as the story unfolded. The Commissario was a distant character at first, but slowly Stefano became human. As ‘the bad past’ stories are revealed, each family member seems capable of murder. There were false leads and clues to distract me. But once the killer is discovered, I enjoyed how the mystery was solved.There is no sex in this story. The violence is simply for the murders, but not graphic. It’s an enjoyable, not complicated, murder mystery that relies on characters that feel like real life relatives, to me.
- “This is cozy mystery writing at its finest.” – Jane Ormerod
- “She has created a marvelous little world full of zany characters and fun plots and subplots.” – David H. Bailey
- “Delayed Death is a hilarious murder mystery with unexpected twists and turns.” – bookworm
- “Great series – Each book is better than the last one!” – mystery lover
- “She has me hooked and wanting more.” – night reader
- “This Indie series is handsomely presented, well-written, true to the genre, and well-edited” – C. Martinelli
- “I can’t get enough of Carlina and her fabulous family – you’ll love them, too!” – D.A. Sarac
About the Author:
Beate Boeker is a USA Today bestselling author with a passion for books that brim over with mischief & humor. Several of her contemporary romance novels were shortlisted for the Golden Quill Contest, the National Readers’ Choice Award, the ‘Best Indie Books’ contest, and the RONE Award. In 2013, she hit the Amazon bestseller list in the category “international mystery & crime” with “Delayed Death”, the first in the series “Temptation in Florence”.
By day, Beate is a global marketing manager with a degree in International Business Administration, and her daily experience in marketing provides her with a wide range of fodder for her novels, be it hilarious or cynical.
Widely traveled, she speaks German, English, French, and Italian and lives in the North of Germany together with her husband and daughter.
While ‘Boeker’ means ‘books’ in a German dialect, her first name Beate can be translated as ‘Happy’ . . . and with a name that reads ‘Happy Books’, what else can she do but write novels with happy endings? You can contact Beate via her website www.happybooks.de
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Open worldwideEnds April 9, 2015