Monday, April 2, 2012

Blogging from A-Z Challenge - B = Bloody Murder!

Hi readers! As a member of the Book Bloggers' Collaborative I'm participating in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge for April. I'm doing letters B, N and V. Each letter corresponds with a day of the month. So to start things off here is my contribution for the letter B! Watch for letters N and V later this month. 

B = Bloody  Murder

Bloody Murder by Kate Kulig
My Rating: 3 and 1/2 of 5 Stars
Book Blurb:
Bloody Murder opens with aftermath of a murder discovery. Zofia Smith, bookstore owner and former journalist, tripped over a corpse that was on the stairs leading from her apartment and found her life turned upside down. In between dealing with being shot at, threatened and having her partner jailed, Zofia manages to put a few clues together and they lead to a man who's been dead for ten years.

My review:

Zofia - or Zo to her friends, used to be a journalist back in Chicago, but has moved to the Big Easy and is the proud owner of Bloody Murder, a book store that only carries mystery books. The concept sounds MAYBE kind of cool, but completely impractical and not a good business prospect. At least to me. Can't see how she'd stay in business, let alone be profitable enough to have the staff she seems to have. But hey, this is fiction right?

The book opens when Zo has tripped over the body of a murdered man on her stairs. What follows is a pretty decent mystery leaving you guessing on the who and the why for quite some time. Maybe it's my suspicious nature, but I kept waiting for the love interest to turn out to be a baddie. Think I've read too many mysteries! Ha! 

Lots of cool characters here, and tons of references to food (heavy on the garlic!), and N'awlins hot spots. It was a fun read and held my interest throughout. A good solid murder mystery.

About the author:
Kate Kulig was born in Saugus, Massachusetts and denies all responsibility for the hospital having burned down at a later date. Throughout her schooling and into college, she enjoyed writing, and considered it as a college major. She was strongly encouraged by the people paying her tuition at Hofstra to major in business so she'd be able to feed herself after graduation. 

Going in a completely different direction for a few years, Kate changed her major to Communications. and spent the better part of her college career at the campus radio station, WRHU, where she was Program Director her senior year. Shortly after college, she learned just how little the glamorous career of radio paid at entry level while working as a disc jockey and copywriter in a small town in Arizona. 

Several moves and careers later, including time spent as a stage manager, delivery driver, bookseller and a memorable temp job counting arrows, she found herself in New England again, and she travels to New Orleans whenever possible.
Where can you connect with Kate?

Twitter (@KateKulig), or her blog.

Where can you get Bloody Murder?


  1. Ahhhhh you are a book reviewer too. I have not read the B book but will. Thanks for the blurb.

    1. Thanks for checking out my blog StillMagnolia. :)