About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now promote literacy by reading, and then writing reviews. I love to support authors by sharing my reviews with others!

Thursday, August 22, 2019

The Great Jewel Robbery: A Front Page Mystery Book 1 by Elizabeth McKenna: Book Tour & Giveaway

Book Details:

Book Title:  The Great Jewel Robbery: A Front Page Mystery Book 1 by
Elizabeth McKenna
Category: Adult Fiction, 204 pages
Genre:  Cozy mystery
Publisher:  Elizabeth McKenna
Release date:   May 28, 2019
Content Rating: PG-13 (There is no profanity. There is drinking, desire, and a kiss.)

Book Description:

Mystery with a splash of romance…Chicago Tribune reporters Emma and Grace have been best friends since college despite coming from different worlds. When Grace is assigned to cover an annual charity ball and auction being held at a lakeside mansion and her boyfriend bails on her, she brings Emma as her plus one. The night is going smoothly until Emma finds the host’s brother unconscious in the study. Though at first it is thought he was tipsy and stumbled, it soon becomes clear more is afoot, as the wall safe is empty and a three-million-dollar diamond necklace is missing. With visions of becoming ace investigative journalists, Emma and Grace set out to solve the mystery, much to the chagrin of the handsome local detective.
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I have long been a fan of girl-friend teams. Lucy & Ethel---Laverne & Shirley---Monica & Rachel. In this new book by Elizabeth McKenna, we get another great pairing with Grace & Emma. These young women became friends in college, they're both reporters for the Chicago Tribune, and during Grace's weekend assignment they become involved in The Great Jewel Robbery. This is a quick read that draws you in with its mixture of fun, mystery, murder, and even romance. There are also twists and turns that kept me uncertain, until the very end, about the identity of the jewel thief.

I truly liked both Emma and Grace and I look forward to watching them develop their crime-solving skills. In this book they offer assistance to a handsome detective and I believe that we may run across Ryan O'Mara again. He and Emma share a chemistry that begs for another story to allow us to see where their attaction may lead! There is a kiss and an ending that suggests that a great romance could be in the works!

The Great Jewel Robbery is the first book in the new series A Front Page Mystery and it is also Elizabeth McKenna's first attempt in the cozy mystery genre. I truly enjoyed this story and I recommend it to readers who enjoy cozy mystery and clean romance.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author and I am voluntarily sharing my thoughts in this review.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Meet the author:

Elizabeth McKenna’s love of books reaches back to her childhood, where her tastes ranged from Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys to Stephen King’s horror stories. She had never read a romance novel until one Christmas when her sister gave her the latest bestseller by Nora Roberts. She was hooked from page one (actually, she admits it was the first love scene). She combined her love of history, romance, and a happy ending to write the historical romance novels Cera’s Place and Venice in the Moonlight. Her contemporary romance novel, First Crush Last Love, is loosely based on her life (she eventually married her first crush)

The Great Jewel Robbery is her debut cozy mystery, and she hopes readers will like it as much as they have enjoyed her romances. Elizabeth lives in Wisconsin with her understanding husband, two beautiful daughters, and a sassy Labrador. When she isn’t writing, working, or being a mom, she’s sleeping.

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  1. Thank you for reviewing The Great Jewel Robbery. I'm glad you liked it!

  2. Thank you for sharing this fun book. I love girl teams. Cagney and Lacey. Rizzoli and Isles. Got to check this one out.