A HOLE IN ONE by Judy Penz Sheluk *Review*

GENRE: Mystery

SERIES: Glass Dolphin Mysteries (Book 2)

Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Google | iTunes | Barking Rain Press

About the Book

Hoping to promote the Glass Dolphin antiques shop, co-owners Arabella Carpenter and Emily Garland agree to sponsor a hole in one contest at a charity golf tournament. The publicity turns out to be anything but positive, however, when Arabella’s errant tee shot lands in the woods next to a corpse.

They soon learn that the victim is closely related to Arabella’s ex-husband, who had been acting as the Course Marshal. With means, opportunity, and more than enough motive, he soon becomes the police department’s prime suspect, leaving Arabella and Emily determined to clear his name—even if they’re not entirely convinced of his innocence.

Dogged by incriminating online posts from an anonymous blogger, they track down leads from Emily’s ex-fiancé (and the woman he left Emily for), an Elvis impersonator, and a retired antiques mall vendor with a secret of her own.

All trails lead to a mysterious cult that may have something to do with the murder. Can Arabella and Emily identify the killer before the murderer comes after them?

Read an Excerpt

Levon smiled, the full-on one he tended to keep in reserve, and Arabella felt something tug inside of her. She had heard quite enough about Gilly Germaine and how amazing she was. It wasn’t as if she was jealous, exactly, more like she felt Levon slipping away from her little by little. They might not be married any longer, but she never stopping thinking of him as a friend, someone who knew her and loved her, blemishes and all. Since Gilly had arrived on the scene, Levon had become more and more distant. This past month he’d been all but absent. Today was the first time they’d spoken in two weeks.

It didn’t help that she’d recently split up with Aaron Beecham. For a small town cop, he seemed to be on duty more than off.

“I should get going,” Levon said, interrupting her thoughts. “Gilly is relying on me.”

I’m sure she is. “I better get going as well. We’re starting on number two.”

“Just remember not to hit the ball until the shotgun sounds.”

“Gilly’s using an actual shotgun? I thought everyone used sirens or horns these days.”

Levon laughed. “Gilly’s as much of a stickler for research as you are. She thought it would be more authentic if she used a shotgun, too. You of all people should appreciate that, Arabella. After all, isn’t that your motto? Authenticity matters?”

It was, but Arabella didn’t like it that Gilly had adopted the same motto.

She didn’t like it one bit.

My Review

A well-crafted cozy mystery, A Hole in One, does a great job of drawing us into the story, throwing us a red herring or twom and then bringing home a successful conclusion.

The two main characters, Arabella and Emily, are very engaging. I got a great sense of the town, surroundings, and supporting characters. My only concern was the sheer volume of supporting characters. I sometimes felt like I needed a scorecard.

If you enjoy cozy mysteries you should definitely put this one on your reading list.

About the Author

An Amazon international bestselling author, Judy Penz Sheluk is the author of two mystery series: The Glass Dolphin Mysteries (THE HANGED MAN’S NOOSE and A HOLE IN ONE) and The Marketville Mysteries (SKELETONS IN THE ATTIC). Her short crime fiction appears is included in several collections, including LIVE FREE OR TRI.

Judy is a member of Sisters in Crime, International Thriller Writers, the Short Mystery Fiction Society, and Crime Writers of Canada, where she currently serves on the Board of Directors as the Regional Representative for Toronto/Southern Ontario.

Find Judy on her website/blog at www.judypenzsheluk.com, where she interviews and showcases the works of other authors and blogs about the writing life.

Judy’s Website/Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest

A Giveaway

Judy Penz Sheluk will be awarding a $10 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Follow the Tour

This is a month-long tour. You are welcome to visit the previous stops to learn more about the author and the book, and for even more chances to win in the giveaway!

March 19: Rogue’s Angels
March 19: Unabridged Andra’s
March 20: Let me tell you a story
March 20: Long and Short Reviews
March 21: Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews
March 21: Stormy Nights Reviewing and Bloggin’
March 22: Stuffed with Lurv
March 22: Independent Authors
March 23: BooksChatter
March 23: Sharing Links and Wisdom
March 26: Fabulous and Brunette
March 26: Hearts and Scribbles
March 27: Natural Bri
March 27: Readeropolis
March 28: Read Your Writes Book Reviews
March 28: XoXo Book Blog
March 29: Mixed Book Bag
March 29: Tina Donahue Books – Heat with Heart
March 30: La libreria di Beppe
March 30: The Book Connection
April 2: The Avid Reader
April 2: Author C.A.Milson
April 2: Hope. Dreams. Life… Love
April 3: Teresa Trent Author Blog
April 4: A Chick Who Reads
April 4: FUONLYKNEW
April 5: Edgar’s Books
April 5: Notes From a Romantic’s Heart – review
April 6: Bookaholic – review
April 9: Dina Rae’s Write Stuff
April 9: Two Ends of the Pen
April 9: Jazzy Book Reviews
April 10: Harlie’s Books
April 10: Mello and June, It’s a Book Thang!
April 11: Musings From An Addicted Reader
April 11: Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer
April 12: Journey of a Bookseller – review
April 12: Sapphyria’s Books
April 13: B-Gina Review
April 13: It’s Raining Books

~ ~ ~

It’s been my pleasure hosting this stop in Judy’s tour.

Please come back again soon for more authors, books, and giveaways!

Nancy

This entry was posted in Cozy Mystery. Bookmark the permalink.

6 Responses to A HOLE IN ONE by Judy Penz Sheluk *Review*

  1. Thanks for hosting and for the review! I hope you’ll post it on Goodreads!

  2. Bernie Wallace says:

    Congratulations on the book tour. Thanks for hosting the giveaway. I hope that I win.

  3. Victoria says:

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this one!

  4. Lisa Brown says:

    I enjoyed getting to know your book; congrats on the tour, I hope it is a fun one for you, and thanks for the chance to win 🙂

Comments are closed.