Friday, August 2, 2013

Blog Tour: The Corpse with the Golden Nose by Cathy Ace (Review)

Book Details:
Genre: Traditional/Cozy Mystery
Published by: Touchwood Editions
Release Date: (March 12, 2013)
Number of Pages: 233
2nd in Series


A heartfelt plea to look into the death of a world-famous vintner goes hand in hand with the opportunity to attend an exclusive gourmet event in British Columbia’s stunning wine country. How can overindulgent foodie and criminologist Cait Morgan resist?

Sure that the award-winning owner of a family-run vineyard was murdered, Cait shares her findings with Bud Anderson, a retired homicide cop. But he is convinced that the woman took her own life, whatever her grief-stricken sister might say. That is, until death strikes once again, in the neat rows of grapevines that clamber up the banks of magnificent Lake Okanagan.

Uncovering obsessions that might have fuelled murderous thoughts among the victim’s wacky neighbours is a start, but as Cait unravels the clues, she realizes that more lives are at stake. Can she think, and act, quickly enough to thwart the killer?

The Corpse with the Golden Nose is the second book in the Cait Morgan Mysteries, a classic whodunit series featuring the eccentric Professor Cait Morgan.

My Review

This is a good old fashioned murder mystery in the tradition of Agatha Christie.  Cathy Ace gives us everything from romance, mystery, twists and turns galore, plus a cast of eccentric characters that will have readers laughing.

Each character is drawn to perfection and they come to life with each turn of the page.  The story moved along at a nice pace and I found myself already thinking of Cait as a good friend.  Even the location was described vividly bringing the reader right into the story.

I haven't had a chance to read the first book yet, although it's waiting for me on my Kindle, but I wish I had.  It's not necessary to read them in order, but it would have given me a little more of an insight to Cait Morgan.  I will definitely be reading it and I do hope there will be a third book in the series.   

For reading challenges:
Cruisin' thru the Cozies

FTC Disclosure: The author provided me with a copy of this book to review for this blog tour. This did not influence my thoughts and opinions in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.

About the Author

Welsh Canadian mystery author Cathy Ace is the creator of the Cait Morgan Mysteries, which include The Corpse with the Silver Tongue and The Corpse with the Golden Nose. Born, raised, and educated in Wales, Cathy enjoyed a successful career in marketing and training across Europe, before immigrating to Vancouver, Canada, where she taught on MBA and undergraduate marketing programs at various universities. Her eclectic tastes in art, music, food, and drink have been developed during her decades of extensive travel, which she continues whenever possible. Now a full-time author, Cathy’s short stories have appeared in multiple anthologies, as well as on BBC Radio 4. She and her husband are keen gardeners, who enjoy being helped out around their acreage by their green-pawed Labradors.


Cathy Reads From Corpse With The Golden Nose.
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  1. Thank you for your very kind words, Yvonne. I'm really glad you enjoyed the book, and am proud of my Four Cat rating! I'm also delighted that you enjoyed your time with Cait. You're right that the first book will offer more insights into Cait's character, and YES, the third mystery, The Corpse with the Emerald Thumb will be published in the spring of 2014, with a fourth book coming out in the fall of the same year. I really hope that you, and your followers, consider spending some (more) time with Cait. Thank you.

    1. Thank you for stopping by, Cathy. I will definitely be reading the first book before the third one comes out. These are wonderful books and remind me so much of Agatha Christie books.

  2. These sound like good books! I only read cozies occasionally, but standing out from the crowd is important and this one seems rather unique. Thanks for sharing.

  3. This was a good book, wasn't it? I really enjoyed Cait and the Christie-esque plot twists and eccentric characters.


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