- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 873 KB
- Print Length: 214 pages
- Publisher: Lyrical Underground (7 Feb. 2017)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01FBZXSFW
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #517,887 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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.
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. Tobi has a wide and varied assortment of friends, neighbors, and family who all support her throughout this book. I already love this cast of characters and can’t wait to see them all again. The suspects are just as strong as the series regulars. And I wouldn’t mind if one or two of them popped up again in future books.
If you are already a fan of Laura Bradford’s books, don’t hesitate; you’ll love this new series, too. And if you haven’t read one of her books yet, Death in Advertising is the perfect way to fix that.
NOTE: I received an ARC of this book.
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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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!
*I was lucky enough to have received an early copy of this book and this is my honest opinion.
I've read other works by Ms. Bradford, and she always delivers!! I didn't figure the mystery until Tobi did, and that is always desirable in a mystery. Now, I may be slower than the average reader, but the mystery was well written, and the exploration into the characters wonderfully done throughout.
The dance between Tobi and Andy was wonderful. Any reader of cozy mysteries must read this new series, and explore the others by Ms. Bradford.