Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Wednesday's Favorites: Delayed Death by Beate Boeker

Welcome to Maureen's Books Wednesday's Favorites. In the Wednesday's Favorites post I will talk about a book I loved and that I think deserves a little more attention. I read popular books, but also many books that aren’t so popular (yet). In this post all sorts of books from all sorts of genre’s will have a chance to shine. Today’s Wednesday's Favorites is ‘Delayed Death’ by Beate Boeker, a book I read in April 2015.

The Book:
What do you do when you find your grandfather dead half an hour before your cousin's wedding? You hide him in his bed and tell everyone he didn't feel like coming.

Delayed Death is an entertaining mystery set in Florence, Italy. 

When Carlina finds her grandfather dead on the day of her cousin's wedding, she decides to hide the corpse until after the ceremony. However, her grandfather was poisoned, and she becomes the attractive Inspector's prime suspect. On top of that, she has to manage her boisterous family and her luxurious lingerie store called Temptation, a juggling act that creates many hilarious situations.

The Facts:

Publication Date:
October 23rd, 2013
Temptation in Florence #1
Cozy Mystery
eBook, Paperback
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Praise for 'Delayed Death':

If you are looking for a fun mystery or are usually a romance reader but are wanting to read something a bit different this would definitely be a great choice.  I'm looking forward to seeing where this series goes and seeing more of Carlina, her beautiful store and her wacky family.

This was the first book by Beate Boeker that I read and I enjoyed reading it. The cover is simple and doesn't look very appealing but once you have started reading the book, you start to understand the cover photo better.

This was a cozy that not only kept me guessing, but kept me laughing as well.  It is set in Italy and the protagonist owns a lingerie store.  Her family his hilarious.  This was well written and was an easy read.

This book is very well written and really funny. I honestly laughed like crazy a couple of times. This book definitely gets my recommendation. If you’re a fan of cozy mysteries this book is definitely one for you. 

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?

For more information about Beate Boeker please visit her website, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, Tsu and sign up for her newsletter.

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  1. Thank you so much for featuring my book, Maureen! I appreciate the lovely surprise. Am a bit late in commenting . . . catching up on news!

    1. You're very welcome! Thanks for stopping by ;)


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