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Saturday, March 31, 2018

Three Strikes, You're Dead (An Eddie Shores Mystery) by Elena Hartwell Virtual Book Tour, Book Review

Three Strikes, You're Dead (Eddie Shoes Mystery) by Elena Hartwell

About the Book

Three Strikes, You're Dead (Eddie Shoes Mystery) Cozy Mystery 3rd in Series Camel Press (April 1, 2018) Paperback: 288 pages ISBN-13: 978-1603817271 Digital 13: 9781603817288
Private investigator Eddie Shoes heads to a resort outside Leavenworth, Washington, for a mother-daughter getaway weekend. Eddie's mother Chava wants to celebrate her new job at a casino by footing the bill for the two of them, and who is Eddie to say no? On the first morning, Eddie goes on an easy solo hike, and a few hours later, stumbles upon a makeshift campsite and a gravely injured man. A forest fire breaks out and she struggles to save him before the flames overcome them both. Before succumbing to his injuries, the man hands her a valuable rosary. He tells her his daughter is missing and begs for her help. Is Eddie now working for a dead man? Barely escaping the fire, Eddie wakes in the hospital to find both her parents have arrived on the scene. Will Eddie's card-counting mother and mob-connected father help or hinder the investigation? The police search in vain for a body. How will Eddie find the missing girl with only Eddie's memory of the man's face and a photo of his daughter to go on?

About the Author


After twenty years in the theater, Elena Hartwell turned her dramatic skills to fiction. Her first novel, One Dead, Two to Go introduces Eddie Shoes, private eye. Called “the most fun detective since Richard Castle stumbled into the 12th precinct,” by author Peter Clines, I’DTale Magazine stated, “this quirky combination of a mother-daughter reunion turned crime-fighting duo will captivate readers.” In addition to her work as a novelist, Elena teaches playwriting at Bellevue College and tours the country to lead writing workshops. When she’s not writing or teaching, her favorite place to be is at the farm with her horses, Jasper and Radar, or at her home, on the middle fork of the Snoqualmie River in North Bend, Washington, with her husband, their dog, Polar, and their trio of cats, Jackson, Coal Train, and Luna, aka, “the other cat upstairs.” Elena holds a B.A. from the University of San Diego, a M.Ed. from the University of Washington, Tacoma, and a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia.

My review:
"Three Strikes, You're Dead" by author Elena Hartwell is the third book in a  great series of mysteries called Eddie Shores Mystery series. Eddie Shores is a private investigator. She along with her mother Chava is going to a casino to have a good time together. The problem is that when Eddie is alone walking she finds  a man who needs medical attention. To make matters worse they are in more trouble when there is a fire. She tries to save him but is unable to. He tells her his daughter is gone and asks her for her help. He gives her a rosary before he dies. Eddie realizes that she has to find this man's daughter even though he is dead. Now, both her parents are at the hospital. What is she going to do now? I give this book a 5/5. I was given this book for a review and these are my opinions.

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  1. Thank you for your review and information on "Three Strikes, You're Dead" by Elena Hartwell as well as being part of the book tour.

    I'd love the opportunity to read the book.
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