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Death in Advertising (A Tobi Tobias Mystery) by [Bradford, Laura]
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4.8 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
Book 1 of 3 in A Tobi Tobias Mystery (3 Book Series)

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 959 KB
  • Print Length: 206 pages
  • Publisher: Lyrical Underground (7 Feb. 2017)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01FBZXSFW
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #324,915 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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First in a New Series!

When Tobi Tobias decided to open her own ad agency, having to moonlight in a pet shop wasn’t part of her vision . . . of course, neither was murder.

As far as I'm concerned, Laura Bradford has created another wonderful series.

This is a fun, light cozy mystery, with a good set of characters that I want to learn more about, and see if there are any skeletons hanging in their closets! Well plotted and written, with a good entertaining story line.

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book. Published by Lyrical Underground/Kensington Books, and downloaded via NetGalley.
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By POPPY on 2 Mar. 2017
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Excellent book! I especially loved the humorous dialogue. The story plot was interesting and romance was in the air. Will look forward to the next in series as the free first chapter has drawn me in already.
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It is always a delight to see a new series come out from a favorite author. I didn’t need to know anything about Death in Advertising other than the fact that it was written by Laura Bradford to know I had to give it a try. And the fact that I loved it wasn’t really a surprise either.

This book introduces us to Tobi Tobias who is trying to open her own advertising agency in the St. Louis area. She’s having just one pesky little problem – lack of clients. That’s why she is working at a friend’s pet shop part time so she can try to pay her bills. Naturally, she is ecstatic when a potential new client walks into her office. The Zander brothers own a closet company, and they are looking for a slogan and a campaign that will stick out since they are already at the bottom of any alphabetical listings. Tobi comes up with a real winner, and it catches the city by storm. It’s looking like a win for Zander Closet Company and Tobi’s agency as well.

Then the unthinkable happens. While shooting a closet for the brochure, a dead body falls out of a storage space. The media immediately connects it to Tobi’s slogan, and what looked like a win suddenly turns into a nightmare. Now, Tobi has to find the real killer to save her business. Can she do it?

As motives for an amateur getting involved in a murder investigation, this one is a winner. Naturally, as Tobi begins poking around, she finds out secrets and motives, but she also finds that the victim was a sympathetic man. The author walked a fine line in making us like the victim without making the book too sad, and I appreciated that. Naturally, things come together for a logical climax.

One thing you can count on in any of Laura’s books is a strong cast of characters who truly care for each other.
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Tobi Tobias has an advertising business but she doesn't have any client... So when the Zander Closet Company knocks at her door she is ready to do anything to keep the client, even if it means to discover a murderer!

With a lot of spirit, humour and bravery Tobi Tobias will face all the problems she finds to keep her business alive. While we accompany her in this dangerous mission we will meet a few interesting characters that I am sure will accompany Tobi in her future campaigns!
Tobi is a brave woman, something that sometimes I think I fail, she knows that her business is in danger and is ready to fight for it, something very admirable don't you think?
There's a skeleton on a closet, a bird without feathers, a maid in love with the boss and Tobi is just in the middle searching for the murderer! I really liked this book, it's a funny and interesting adventure where the characters are important like the plot, making it an easy read but at the same time engaging and intriguing!
This is the first book of Tobi Tobias series, but I am sure that if you start you will be hooked with her.
And if you are guessing, there's a little bit of love, just the first sparks, but I am sure in the next book we will see fire! ;)
Do you have any skeletons in your closet?
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Amazon.com: 4.7 out of 5 stars 63 reviews
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great start to a sure winner. 7 Feb. 2017
By Jeanie Jackson - Published on Amazon.com
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I loved Death in Advertising! Outstanding and warm characters highlighted this wonderful cozy mystery. From the first laughs to the final sigh, Laura Bradford had me in the palm of her hand. I felt for Tobi’s struggles and cheered for her triumphs and wanted to hug her, her friends and her grandfather throughout the books. While there was one clue that I wanted badly for her to catch, I think the circumstances made it perfectly reasonable for her to miss it until several things came together. I did feel that she was blind to who was having an affair longer than she should have but again the circumstances she was working under were far from where I was sitting. Neither issue kept me from loving the book. My next sentence may be a spoiler but it matters for me, she didn’t just trip over the killer, using the clues that were available she figured out what had happened. I look forward to reading book two in the new Tobi Tobias Mystery series.

I requested an advanced readers copy of this book via NetGalley and was thrilled to receive it. The review is completely voluntary and the opinion is all mine. I always review books that I love. And I loved it so much I bought a personal copy!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You'll want to read this right away!! 7 Feb. 2017
By Blessed 911 - Published on Amazon.com
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Tobi Tobias is in the advertising business, she struck out on her own after working for a jerk of a boss. She's about to be evicted from her apartment, she's not sure where her next meal of Cocoa Puffs might come from... then The Zander Closet company requests a meeting and her life is about to change big time.... what happens when you get a catchy jingle about skeletons in your closet... you get an actual skeleton in your closet... well kinda..
Tobi is blessed with great friends and her Grandpa Stu, man I wish I had a Grandpa Stu.
Between her friends, grandpa Stu and some serious sleuthing skills, Toni solves the murder and loses a little more faith in the human race... don't worry, I think a love interest is on the horizon...

I can't wait for more stories with Tobi
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved it, Tobi is not Ms 7 Feb. 2017
By Debb23 - Published on Amazon.com
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Ms. Bradford has done it again with her new Tobi Tobias series. I loved it, Tobi is not Ms. Bradford's usual character, she is quirky, snorts, a klutz at times and loves Cocoa Puffs, she is outright fun and lovable, someone I could sit and have some laughs with. The secondary characters are just as fun, with Joanna who seems to read her mind, Carter who is always happy, Mary Fran strong likable and raising her teenage son who I loved, not your usually surly teen that seem to be in so many books. The mystery was excellent, I pieced it together along with Tobi, the clues are there and placed perfectly to lead you along and had me turning the pages quickly as I was nearing the end. I cannot wait for the next in this series.
*I was lucky enough to have received an early copy of this book and this is my honest opinion.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Off to a Good Start New Series 9 May 2017
By Frances Cristina - Published on Amazon.com
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Laura Bradford is a new author for me. I learned of her when this book was selected for one of the book clubs I am in. I didn't have expectations when I began reading. I had hope for a fun book. I am happy to say that hope was realized. I'm not going to go into how slowly or quickly I solved the mystery. One: I hate spoilers and try to avoid them. Two: We are all different in our sleuthing skills, reading speed and comprehension. I don't want to look at a review as a contest to see who was faster or smarter. I read these types of books for enjoyment. So if that is what you want to know, you can skip to the next review. No hard feelings. No judgments.
What did I like about this book? The characters, for starters. I connected with Tobi. I absolutely adore Grandpa Stu. Their relationship brought me thoughts of my grandpas and how much I miss them. Sam. Oh how I love this character! For once we have a teenager who acts like a teen without all the narcissist, petty or angry behavior I find in many books, (tv, movies, music and, sadly, real life), now. Sam loves his mom, is understanding of animals, is loyal to friends, is respectful, responsible and works. I know there are many, many Sams in real life but it is always the other teens who get noticed. I was thrilled to see such a caring teen included as a possibly returning character. And then the birds! They were awesome. This is my second book where birds played a part in the plot. I am a dog lover. My Shih Tzu, Zoey, is my reading partner. We tend to choose a lot of books with dogs in them, followed by ones with cats. We have been surprised by how fun birds can be. I hope Rudder continues to make appearances in the series. Beyond the characters, I really enjoyed the plot. It was interesting, fast paced and had us laughing together in a few parts. Aside from the murder to be solved there was also a possibility of romance, (or two, if Grandpa Stu hangs around). I had a good time reading this book. I was drawn in quickly and easily. Actually the only thing I missed was an update on Baboo. Zoey thinks that may come in the next book. I hope she is right.
There wasn't any graphic sex, violence, gore or language. No typos or editing issues that jumped out at us. I know some people are interested in knowing that before they choose a book. Zoey gives it two paws up and I give 5 stars
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tobi Tobias is a quirky fun character who loves Coco Puffs and she is surrounded ... 26 May 2017
By Lisa Millett - Published on Amazon.com
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Another winner series beginner by Laura Bradford. Tobi Tobias is a quirky fun character who loves Coco Puffs and she is surrounded by great friends. She has her sidekick and mother figure at the office, a crazy nosy neighbor, an actor friend and Grandpa Stu to help her solve the death that puts her first successful ad campaign in danger. Toni has come up with a great way to sell Sander Closets but there is no way she planned the real body that falls out of the closet. With her crazy friends, 2 birds, her Grandpa Stu and Sam the teen photographer, she manages to follow the clues to solve the murder and save her ad agency. A great beginning to another winning cozy mystery series by Laura Bradford. Can't wait for the next book in this series.
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