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Book Review: The Fiesta Burger Murder

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Summary

Christie Watson was a Boston homicide detective who was forced to take a sabbatical because she had pushed a witness too much… So she decided to go back to her hometown and maybe… look for the murderer who took her mother from her years ago? She wanted to solved this…

Luckily, her best friend that owned the local burger joint invited her to stay at her apartment instead of the motel. In return, Christie had to work at the burger joint. This season, the spicy Fiesta was a hit with the townsfolk and Christie! All, but one overly verbal man….after causing a bit of a ruckus at the restaurant, was found dead at her best friend’s backyard!

Naturally, Christie was on the case! Until the local attractive detective arrived…..

Conclusion

I enjoyed this story of mystery and a bit of romance. A quick read that was entertaining.

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Author Feature: Troy Townsin

Growing up, I loved to read about local monster legends!

Meet The Author

1) Why and when did you start your business?

I have always been a writer but I published my first kids book (A Moose in a Maple Tree – The All-Canadian 12 Days if Christmas ) back in 2007. It really took off and we hit #5 on the Canadian best sellers list. So every year since then I have added something new.

2) What was your background?

My background is diverse – I started in kids theatre. I have also worked for the UN and have been a food and wine columnist for CBC radio.

3) Some interesting facts about your product?

My first kids book was written to celebrate me becoming a Canadian citizen. I love to include Canadiana in my books and to celebrate everything Canada. I love writing books that kids WANT to read and enjoy. Reading for kids should be fun.

4) Finally, anything else you would like to share?

My Christmas books all have fun youtube videos that can accompany them. My Canadian monster club series is a collection of fun monster stories and each monster featured is based off of a real Canadian monster legend. These picture books are fun for ages 3-9.

Check him out!

https://amooseinamapletree.com/about-us/

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Book Review: Shopping For A Billionaire

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Summary

Shannon Jacoby was a mystery shopper. When she found herself inside the men’s bathroom, fishing her cellphone out of the toilet, she was horrified to see a tall and handsome guy in an expensive suit watching her. She had to think of the worst explanation to explain her existence in this men’s bathroom. Shannon couldn’t blow her cover like this!

Conclusion

This was a heart warming and fun story! I enjoyed the verbal interactions between the protagonist and her dream guy. Delightful read!

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Book Review: 31 Overlook Hotel

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Summary

The Night Manager of the Hotel was a gracious and courteous hostess to the variety of monsters and night crawlers, who were invited by the Hotel. Some were more angelic, but others were horrific creatures in their true form.

Why were they invited? Why were there humans in this fantastic and horrifying hotel?

Conclusion

This novel was written by many authors. At first, it was very intriguing and interesting. Near the end, I was a bit confused about why everyone was invited to resolve the issue. I would like to know more about the history of the hotel though.

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Movie Review: House Of Gucci

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Summary

At a party, Maurizio Gucci of the Gucci Fashion House met Patrizia Reggiani, the daughter of a truck company owner. Patrizia was ambitious. She was thirsty for power and money. After she married Maurizio, she became increasingly involved in the business. She became so involved that it slowly became an issue in the family….

Conclusion

I really enjoyed the performances of Lady Gaga and Adam Driver. The clothes were so beautiful!

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Book Review: Ghost Stories

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Summary

This book contained eight stories, each with its own twisted ending. Some told of how the living accidentally wandered into the land of the dead. Others told of the living purposely searched out to find ways to benefit from the dead.

Conclusion

These short stories were a great read and easy to follow. Most were very straightforward and entertaining.

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Book Review: Berkeley Street

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Summary

Shane came back from being a Marine and back in his childhood home. The same home where his parents disappeared one day when he was still training. The same house that his aunt and uncle had tried to take possession of through a long court battle, but failed. Little did they know that this old house had a mind and beings of its own. They all only wanted Shane to be the owner. This house was filled with secret pathways and rooms that appeared erratically.

One particular enjoyed causing pain, suffering and death….

Conclusion

This deaths in the story reminded me of the Haunting of Bly House Manor. I wanted to find out how each person died and how they became acquainted with Shane.

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Book Review: Nightmare Abbey

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Summary

The Malpas Abbey had a long and bloody history that intrigued the occult seekers of the past and the ghost hunters of the present. They all joked about how the stories were unbelievable. That was until they had the face the reality of the Abbey. What lurked in the dark spaces of the place would shock them all to their core….

Conclusion

I had to keep reading as I was intrigued about the creatures that lurked in the Abbey. The past and the present intertwined. This story reminded me a bit like The Stranger Things…..

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Book Review: The Haunting Of Windwood Farm

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Summary

Taryn had a special talent as an artist, who painted old buildings and structures. Her paintings would actually look like how the collapsing building were in their former glory. This time, she was commissioned to paint a rundown farm house.

This house was rumoured to be haunted because murder happened inside. Gossips and rumours ran through the town. This didn’t scare Taryn. She loved old buildings. She was able to see past the rotten interiors and to discover the past life of the house.

So, as she stepped inside the old farm house, she was ready to open to the house. Interestingly, her camera was also ready…

Conclusion

This wasn’t a scary bedtime story. It was more of a historically mystery and very intriguing!

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Book Review: The Body Thieves

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Summary

Desperate to get his medical license back, Major Dom Tavano agreed to go undercover on a dangerous mission with Chantal Turcotte, a Canadian nurse with military background. They were to find the connections between the Mexican cartels and American private hospitals in regards to illegal trafficking of human organs.

Conclusion

This was an exciting and fast-paced novel. I felt like I was part of the mission team. Hard to put down! There were a lot of detail about the cartels and it’s operations.

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