Saturday, May 30, 2015

Blog Tour: Boca Undercover by Miriam Auerbach (Review/Giveaway)

About the Book

Genre: Mystery, #4 in the Dirty Harriet Mystery Series
Publisher: Bell Bridge Books
Release Date: October 2014

Synopsis from Goodreads...

Patients at a posh Boca Raton rehab center are ending up stiffer than a Boca babe's smile. Tough PI Harriet Horowitz, once a bedazzled babe herself, signs in at The Oasis at the request of a frightened friend.

As a pattern emerges in the murders, it's clear the killer is targeting patients with an unusual addiction. How did they end up with the same drug problem at the same time and in the same rehab together? Harriet's sleuthing leads her down a path of secrets and danger, and what she learns could lead her undercover assignment to a dead end.

My Review

Harriet Horowitz used to be a Boca babe socialite, but these days she’s a private investigator who does whatever it takes to crack a case. Sometimes it means checking herself into an unnecessary rehab program, but that’s exactly what Harriet does this time.

A friend of hers is already at the rehab for an addiction problem and seeks out Harriet’s help. She’s sure there is a killer loose in the rehab center when several patients turn up dead. She pleads with Harriet to help and that’s what led to Harriet checking herself into The Oasis as a patient.

It’s an intriguing case that stumps Harriet right from the start. All of the victims have the same addiction problem at the same time in the same place. It’s just not making sense to Harriet.

As she digs deeper and deeper into the mystery, Harriet remembers an unhappy time in her own life. She’s determined to concentrate on the present case, but she learns that it’s not easy to put the past behind her.

This is the fourth book in the series and I haven’t read any of the previous books. As far as the storyline goes, it didn’t matter to me. I was able to jump right in and get caught up in all the action. I didn’t feel as if I were missing anything, but I do intend to read the first three books. I want to know how Harriet got to this point in her life.

This is a fast-pace book that never slows down. It keeps readers on their toes and cheering from the sidelines. Boca Undercover is filled with humor, romance and mystery. Just the right mix of all three to entice readers into this series.

Harriet made me laugh and cry. I want to know more about her relationship with Lior and I want to learn more about the rest of the crazy cast of characters. I especially need to know more about Harriet's good friend Lana the Alligator.   This is the perfect book to take on the beach and just chill out with.

For reading challenges:
NetGalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge 2015
2015 My Kind of Mystery Reading Challenge
Where are you reading? challenge (Florida)

FTC Disclosure: NetGalley 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
Miriam Auerbach is the author of a satirical mystery series set in Boca Raton, Florida and featuring Harley-riding, wisecracking female private eye Harriet Horowitz. Her debut novel, Dirty Harriet, won the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best First Series Romance. Miriam can only assume that this is because the heroine kills her husband on page one. In a parallel universe, Miriam is known as Miriam Potocky, professor of social work at Florida International University in Miami. She lives in South Florida with her husband and their multicultural canines, a Welsh Corgi and a Brussels Griffon.

Author Links:

GoodReads: Miriam Auerbach –

Purchase Links
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Tour Participants
May 18 – A Blue Million Books – Guest Post
May 19 – View from the Birdhouse – Interview
May 20 – Musings and Ramblings – Guest Post
May 21 – readalot – Review, Giveaway
May 22 – deal sharing aunt – Interview
May 23 – Brooke Blogs – Guest Post, Giveaway
May 24 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews – Guest Post, Giveaway
May 25 – Sapphyria’s Book Reviews – Guest Post
May 26 – Christa Reads and Writes – Review
May 27 – Community Bookstop – Interview
May 28 – StoreyBook Reviews – Spotlight
May 29 – Tea and A Book – Review, Interview
May 30 – Socrates’ Book Reviews – Review
May 31 – Melina’s Book Blog – Spotlight


Thanks to the author and her publisher, I have two e-books of Boca Undercover by Miriam Auerbach to giveaway to two lucky winners.

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The giveaway begins on May 30th (midnight est) and ends on June 6th (midnight est).

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  1. Thank you fro the great review! Miriam Auerbach is a new author for me, and this book sounds like a intriguing read. Thank you for the giveaway.

  2. Great review, I want to read this book now. Thanks for the giveaway.

    1. Thanks, "Grandma"! Good luck in the giveaway!

  3. Thanks so much for the wonderful review, Yvonne!

  4. This sounds like my kind of mystery. Thanks for the review
    and giveaway.
    Carol Smith
    penelope223(at) yahoo(dot) com

  5. This sounds like a great novel - my kind of modern PI! And a great setting - hubby works in a drug and alcohol rehab. Thank you for introducing us to Harriet! jeaniedannheim (at) ymail (dot) com

  6. Love the series title!! Dirty Harriet...LOL!

  7. Thanks for the giveaway! The book sounds great!

  8. Thanks for the giveaway of cozy mystery as the author is new to me.

  9. Hello Miriam, Boca Undercover sounds great! I would enjoy reading your books. Thank you

  10. Boca Undercover sounds like a book I need to add to my TBR list! I haven't read any of your works yet.

  11. This does sound like a fabulous read. Thank you for your helpful review.

  12. This series sounds like great fun

  13. A socialite turned PI? And an unusual addiction shared by a group? I'm curious now.

  14. Sounds like a great story--I'd like to learn more about Harriet and her friends.


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