Thursday, February 27, 2014

Review: The Sinister Sitcom Caper by: Sally Carpenter

Title: The Sinister Sitcom Caper
Author: Sally Carpenter
Publisher: Cozy Cat Press
Pages: 212
Series: Sandy Fairfax Teen Idol Mysteries
Format: ebook
Source: Book Tour

Description:

Sandy Fairfax, former teen idol and star of the ‘70s hit TV show “Buddy Brave, Boy Sleuth,” is now a middle-aged recovering alcoholic who realizes that making a comeback can be murder. He’s the guest star on “Off-Kelter,” a corny family situation comedy, and the lowest rated TV show of the 1993 fall season. Before rehearsals barely begin one of the actors drops dead at Sandy’s feet. He investigates, enlisting the aid of two of his new cast mates: a dwarf and an animal actor. During his snooping, we meet Sandy’s ex, his parents and his teenage son, all with their own “situations” going on. During rehearsals Sandy also encounters a beautiful choreographer—could this be love? Will Sandy solve the murder before the Friday night taping of “Off-Kelter” or will the elusive killer cancel our hero before the final credits? This book was inspired by the author’s experience working as a tour guide/page at Paramount Pictures in Hollywood.

My Thoughts:

This book starts with Sandy Fairfax heading to guest star in Off-Kelter.  Sandy is trying to get back into the sing of show biz after being out for a while.  He winds up meeting a colorful group of people. It doesn't take long before someone winds up dead and right infront of Sandy.  Now it's up to Sandy to figure out what is going on??

You can tell by reading this book that the author knows quiet a bit about Hollywood and studios.  While reading this book I felt like I was walking around with Sandy at the studio.  I think it is great when an author can pull you in and have you right there with the characters.

Can't wait to see what she comes up with next!  Definitely a fan of hers with this series and this is the second book I will definitely be looking into the first book.

Giveaway Time: 

I have one physical copy of this book to giveaway.  This contest is open to the USA all you have to do in the comments is leave your email address and to make this fun share your favorite cozy book series!!

3 shout outs:

Sally Carpenter said...

Thanks for the great review! Glad you liked the book. The next book, "The Cunning Cruise Ship Caper," should be released early next year--or maybe late this year! The first book will be back on Kindle in March; print copies available now.

Alicia said...

I'm looking forward to reading this book. It's too hard to pick one favorite series but Aunt Dimity is one of my favorites....
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Alicia said...

I think I won this book here.... if I did, thank you! It arrived today.
Alicia