Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Review: Kicked To The Curb by: Joanna Campbell Slan

Title: Kicked To The Curb
Author: Joanna Campbell Slan
Series: Book #2 in the Cara Mia Delgatto Mystery Series
Pages: 200
Format: ebook
Source: Great Escapes Book Tour


Cara Mia Delgatto’s cup runneth over with worries. Her ex-husband is refusing to pay their son’s college tuition, her evil sister is pulling mean pranks, and her old boyfriend has broken her heart. And that’s just the personal stuff. She’s also concerned about keeping the cash register ringing at The Treasure Chest, her retail store specializing in upcycled, recycled, and repurposed décor items with a coastal theme. The media event that Cara plans turns nasty when reporter Kathy Simmons threatens to share unsavory details from the shopkeeper’s past. Things get really dicey when Kathy mysteriously disappears. Cara’s other problems seem trivial in comparison to…a murder investigation!

My Thoughts: 

This book follows Cara Mia Delgatto who is working on getting people interested in The Treasure Chest her store of using recycled things to make new things.  When a media event winds up with the death the following morning of a newspaper reporterit's up to Cara to figure out who wanted to kill the reporter Kathy Simmons.  Was there someone else having issues with the reporter besides Cara?

With all this going someone has decided that The Treasure Chest has something they want and they break in to try to find something!  Add this to the fact a senator in town has died and his wife is screaming murder, there is no shortage of things going on in this book.

As you dig deeper into this book you see how the two deaths are interconnected and it really draws you in wanting to know more about the Senator and Kathy.  What I found there was mind blowing.  What a great cozy mystery!

8 shout outs:

Joanna Slan said...

Thanks so much for having me. Yes, it is rather shocking, isn't it? One hundred eleven years of shame.

Gram said...

Sounds like another great read!

Dark Angel said...

it was fabulous I loved it!

Angie Young said...

Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the review!

Joanna Slan said...

If you'd like a sample, send me an email at and we'll automatically send you two recipes, two craft tutorials, and an outtake scene from the book. That'll also add you to my mailing list, but you can always drop off if you find me annoying.

Joanna Slan said...

Gram, thanks for the compliment. It's the best book I've written so far, and it's getting 5 star reviews on Amazon, so I'm hopeful that you might like it too.

Joanna Slan said...

Thanks so much, Dark Angel! I'm so glad!

Joanna Slan said...

Angie, thanks for stopping by!