Hi, I’m Alice, personal protection specialist.
Welcome to the May 25th stop on the blog tour for Big Shot by Kirsten Weiss with Goddess Fish Promotions. Be sure to follow the rest of the tour for spotlights, reviews, and a giveaway! More on that at the end of this post.
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About the Book
A Big Murder Mystery Book One
by Kirsten Weiss
Publishing 31 May 2022
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Page Count: 330
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The number one secret to my success as a bodyguard? Staying under the radar. But when a wildly public disaster and a dead client blew up my career and reputation, it turned my perfect, solo life upside down.
I thought my tiny hometown of Nowhere would be the ideal out-of-the-way refuge to wait out the media storm.
My little brother had moved into a treehouse. The obscure mountain town had decided to attract tourists with the world’s largest collection of big things… Yes, Nowhere now has the world’s largest pizza cutter. And lawn flamingo. And ball of yarn…
And then I stumbled over a dead body.
All the evidence points to my brother being the bad guy. I may have been out of his life for a while—okay, five years—but I know he’s no killer. Can I clear my brother before he becomes Nowhere’s next Big Fatality?
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My low heel caught on something, and I stumbled backward.
Normally, this wouldn’t have been an issue. I was fairly light on my feet. But a howling mass of gray fur flew around the corner of the building at the same moment. I threw up my hands to protect myself and thudded into something hard and muscular.
Powerful arms wrapped around my chest. And since my hands were protecting my face, the arms grabbed a very sensitive spot. Two sensitive spots, actually.
“Watch it,” a masculine voice rumbled.
I jerked away, and he released me. Embarrassed and indignant, I whirled and glared into a pair of green eyes full of mirth.
My gaze moved upward to his dark, curling hair. For the first time since the accident, I felt like I was in the real world. He was real.
He was also at least six-foot-two, because he was four inches taller than me. He looked like the Greek god of war—not the Ares from the marble statues, the one from that old TV show, Xena, Warrior Princess (my secret hero). The effect was in no way diminished by his white t-shirt and jeans stained at the knees.
“There are easier ways to get to know me,” he said.
My Rating: 4 Stars
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I was granted complimentary access to Big Shot by Kirsten Weiss as part of my participation in a blog tour for this title with Goddess Fish Promotions. Thank you to all involved in affording me this opportunity! My thoughts are my own and my review is honest.
After spotlighting a couple different Kirsten Weiss books on my blog that I wished I had reviewed after reading the media kit, I finally came across a tour for one with a review option that fit my schedule. Yes, please!
I absolutely love the way Weiss writes dialogue. All of it felt completely natural, even when things were getting quite weird, nobody felt like a talking head, and I could see myself sitting in on every conversation. Alice and her brother had such a fun dynamic, and Alice was a very likable protagonist. I’ll also add that the timing of reading this worked out coincidentally perfect for me because I read this during the very public Depp v Heard trial and all of Depp’s personal protection specialists called as witnesses also didn’t appreciate being called bodyguards. That detail made me snicker because apparently it’s quite accurate to the profession and I wouldn’t have known had I read this book a couple weeks earlier. Bravo to the author!
There’s no doubt that strange things are going on surrounding murders in Alice’s floundering home town, and I love the fact that the protagonist is “Alice” in a strange little town that felt so much like Wonderland. With that said, I did sometimes feel that there were a few too many oddities going on even given the plot and setting. The chicken wing snatching deer felt like an ominous horror foreshadowing element (herbivores turning carnivores) and that’s clearly not where something billed as a cozy mystery is going to go, so I sort of stalled out on deciding as I was reading that scene and a few after it whether or not this was a clue that should be taken seriously or just another “this town is WEIRD” comedy detail.
All in all this was a very entertaining book and I’m looking forward to taking advantage of future opportunities to review for this author. If you like cozy mysteries and a little absurdity in your fiction, read this!
About the Author
Kirsten Weiss writes laugh-out-loud, page-turning mysteries. Her heroines aren’t perfect, but they’re smart, they struggle, and they succeed. Kirsten writes in a house high on a hill in the Colorado woods and occasionally ventures out for wine and chocolate. Or for a visit to the local pie shop. Kirsten is best known for her Wits’ End, Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum, and Tea & Tarot cozy mystery books. So if you like funny, action-packed mysteries with complicated heroines, just turn the page…
Kirsten Weiss will be awarding a $10 Amazon or B&N gift card to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.a Rafflecopter giveaway
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