Friday, November 28, 2014

Blog Tour: Frame Change by T'Gracie and Joe Reese (Review/Giveaway)

About the Book

Frame Change: A Nina Bannister Mystery (The Nina Bannister Mysteries Book 5)
Genre:  Cozy Mystery
Publisher: Cozy Cat Press
File Size: 528 KB
Print Length: 233 pages

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Nina Bannister loves to paint, and she thinks her hobby is painless enough. But she is wrong. Her love of doing seascapes leads to a friendship with a young ex docent from The Chicago Art Museum--and to their entry into the murky and dangerous world of international art smuggling.

Can she save her young friend, who has been kidnapped to the mountains of southern Austria? Can she determine the identity and motives of the mysterious Red Claw? Can she see the real painting that is hidden beneath the false one?

Her success in these matters--indeed her very survival--depend on her ability to perform a last ditch Frame Change!

My Review

Carol Walker is devastated when she is unceremoniously fired from her job as a docent at the Chicago Art Museum. Things suddenly take a turn for the better when Margo Gavin and Nina Bannister offer her a chance to do one of her art presentations in their small town of Bay St. Lucy.

Nina loves to paint. Little did she know her relaxing hobby would lead to international art smuggling. She fears for the life of her new friend, Carol, and finds her own life is suddenly in danger as well.

This is the fifth book in the series and the first one I’ve read. The story stands alone on its own merit, but I would have liked to read the previous ones so I could get to know Nina better. It’s always nice to have the full picture, but as I said, the story itself didn’t suffer and was filled with intrigue. It took me a couple of chapters to really get into the story, but when I did, it was well worth it. The mystery takes several twists and turns along the way and Nina is a strong character. It's a fast-paced story, which led me to a conclusion that I hadn’t expected at all. I would definitely want to read the next book, but first I’m going to go back and get the backlist.

If you love cozy mysteries, give this one a try.

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

Pam (T’Gracie) Britton Reese is an Assistant Professor in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department at Indiana-Purdue University at Fort Wayne. She has published books about autism with LinguiSystems. She enjoys teaching and research, but is never happier than when plotting (with her husband) a new murder, or coming up with ways that Nina Bannister can solve it.

Joe Reese is a novelist, playwright, storyteller, and college teacher. He has published seven novels, several plays, and a number of stories and articles. He and his wife, Pam have three children: Kate, Matthew and Sam.


How would you like to win an e-book copy of Frame Change by T'Gracie and Joe Reese? Thanks to the authors, I have one e-book to giveaway to one lucky winner.

Just a few simple rules...

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2) Contest is open to anyone over 18 years old

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The giveaway begins on November 28th (midnight est) and ends on December 5th (midnight est).

The winner will be chosen randomly by Rafflecopter. The winner will be notified by email and has 48 hours to respond, otherwise a new winner will be chosen. I will announce the winner here on my blog.

Good luck!

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Author/Book Links

Author Links 
  • Twitter: Nina Bannister@NinaBFurl
  • Facebook: Nina Bannister
Purchase Links:

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Tour Participants

November 17 – Shelley’s Book Case – Review, Giveaway
November 18 – Brooke Blogs – Guest Post
November 19 – readalot – Review, Giveaway
November 20 – deal sharing aunt – Interview
November 21 – Community Bookstop – Review, Giveaway
November 21 – Christa Reads and Writes Review
November 22 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – Interview
November 23 – Tea and A Book – Review, Giveaway
November 24 – Kelly P’s Blog – Guest Post
November 25 – Cozy Up With Kathy – Interview
November 26 – Omnimystery News – Interview 
November 27 – Thanksgiving
November 28 – Socrates’ Book Reviews – Review, Giveaway
November 29 – dru’s book musings – Guest Post, Giveaway
November 30 – Mystery Playground – Interview, Giveaway


  1. Thank you for hosting this great giveaway, Yvonne!

  2. It's good to hear that this works as a stand-alone but if I like, I'd happily track down and read the preceding books.

  3. I've not read any books written by this duo so I am anxious to add it to my to be read list.

  4. Frame Change sounds like a good mystery. I would enjoy reading this book. Thank you

  5. Sounds fun! I love mysteries that involve art. I'm glad to hear that this reads fine as a standalone though I have found you do get better character development if you start from the beginning. Looking forward to trying this one!


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