Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Blog Tour: Bearly Departed by Meg Macy (Review/Tour-Wide Giveaway)

Bearly Departed (A Teddy Bear Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
New Series
Kensington (May 30, 2017)
Paperback: 288 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1496709639

The Silver Bear Shop and Factory might be the cutest place around, but there’s nothing warm and fuzzy about murder . . .
As manager of the family teddy bear shop and factory, thirty-one-year-old Sasha Silverman leads a charmed life. Well, except for the part about being a single divorcĂ©e with a ticking biological clock in small-town Silver Hollow. And that’s just kid’s stuff compared to Will Taylor, the sales rep who’s set on making drastic changes to the business her parents built from scratch—with or without Sasha’s approval . . .
But before Will digs his claws in, someone pulls the stuffing out of his plan . . . and leaves his dead body inside the factory. Reeling from shock, Sasha’s hit with more bad news—police suspect her hot-tempered Uncle Ross may have murdered him. Sasha knows her uncle would never do such a thing, and she’s launching her own little investigation to expose the truth. As she tracks Will’s biggest rivals and enemies for clues, Sasha can’t get too comfy—or she’ll become the next plaything for a killer . . .
 My Review

Sasha Silverman has her hands full at her family-owned teddy bear shop and factory.  Her head sales rep, Will Taylor, is discussing major changes at the factory with Sasha’s parents. The changes include some possible staff cuts, including her Uncle Ross. Tempers are flying and Sasha can’t seem to get in touch with her parents for some reason.

When Sasha discovers Will’s dead body in the bear factory, everyone becomes a suspect in his murder. The main suspect is Uncle Ross, but Sasha isn’t buying that for one minute. No way would her uncle kill no matter how angry he gets. So, Sasha launches her own investigation. She discovers her sales rep had quite a number of enemies.

I had to read this one since I love teddy bears. I used to collect them so this looked like a cute read for me. It definitely is cute and keeps you on your toes as you try to figure out whodunit. There are so many suspects. I wasn’t overly surprised at the culprit but it was a fun adventure to get to the resolution.

It started a bit slow as we were introduced to many characters. It was difficult for me to keep track at first, but then I just delved in and couldn’t put it down. Sasha is a wonderful, strong amateur sleuth. Her determination is admirable.

The setting is perfect for a cozy mystery - teddy bear shop in a small town. Very cute and sweet.

It’s an interesting premise with interesting characters. I found the storyline to be intriguing and captivating. I’m looking forward to the second book in the series.

For reading challenges:
Craving for Cozies Reading Challenge 2017
Cloak & Dagger Reading Challenge 2017

FTC Disclosure: I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.

About The Author

Award-winning mystery author Meg Macy lives in Southeast Michigan, close to Ann Arbor, Chelsea, and Dexter -- the area she chose for the setting of her new "Shamelessly Adorable Teddy Bear" cozy mystery series for Kensington. She is also one-half of the writing team of D.E. Ireland for the Eliza Doolittle & Henry Higgins Mystery series; two books have been named Agatha Award finalists. Meg's first published book, Double Crossing, won the 2012 Best First Novel Spur Award from Western Writers of America. She's a graduate of Seton Hill University's Writing Popular Fiction program. Meg loves reading mysteries, historicals, and other genre fiction, and also enjoys gardening, crafts, and watercolor painting.

Author Links: www.megmacy.com Meg Macy - Teddy Bear Cozy Mysteries Meg Macy on Twitter

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  1. This sounds really cute! Who knew a teddy bear factory could be so dangerous! Great review. I'm adding this one to my TBR.

  2. Thanks for having me on your blog! So glad you enjoyed my book.

  3. So excited to read this book. I love teddy bears and am always looking for new cozy mysteries.

  4. This looks like a fun new series, bears are perfect for a cozy mystery! Would love to win but will definitely get this even if I don't win it.

  5. That cover is too adorable! The book sounds good.

  6. Thank you for the giveaway! Sounds like a great read!

  7. I love the cover for Bearly Departed & the blurb is awesome! Love cozy mysteries & adding this one to my list of must reads. Thanks!

  8. I find it hard sometimes too when there are so many new characters--you don't always know who is supposed to be important at first. Looks good though, anxious to read it!


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