Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Release Day& Review by Maimeo's Angels & Giveaway: Uneasy in New Orleans by Carol Carson

It’s a Big Easy Mystery with Uneasy In New Orleans
UNEASY IN NEW ORLEANS has everything you love about the French Quarter, delicious food, sexy men, mystery, gossip, trouble, and dead bodies…Well maybe not all of what people love about the city. However Finnigan Jones is dealing with all of these things and more. UNEASY IN NEW ORLEANS is the first in a new series called the Big Easy Mysteries from multi-published author Carol Carson.
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Uneasy in New Orleans
Dead bodies aren’t on Finn’s New Orleans walking tour of cemeteries and haunted houses. Ditto disappearing bodies. Now she has to explain to Detective Jack Boyle how her missing corpse has turned up in the Mississippi putting her smack-dab in the middle of a murder investigation.
Unfortunately, another of Finn’s odd jobs is taking questionable photos for Jack’s PI brother, Tommy. After she snaps shots of a dubious pair of lovebirds, they stalk her, then kidnap her. Now Finn’s dealing with two lunatics intent on killing her. Or driving her crazy. She’s not sure which.
Because lunatics and smokin’-hot brothers aren’t enough trouble, she’s gossiping, yes gossiping, with a chef ghost at culinary school, cat-sitting her aunt’s six felines and attempting to corral her wayward teenage sister.
All Finn wants is to survive school and become the best chef in the world.
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3.5 stars

I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher through Netgalley.
This was a new author to me and the premise sounded interesting and intriguing. 
Finnigan Jones is a woman of many talents, not least of which is finding herself in trouble not to 
mention on occasion, in danger.  She has a variety of jobs which include taking photos for a private 
investigator and as a guide for walking tours of cemeteries and haunted houses around the city. 
Cooking is her passion so Finn is also a student at a culinary school; her aim is to become the best 
chef in the world.
While on a walking tour Finn discovers a dead body, doing her best to move the attention away from 
the dead body she contacts Detective Jack Boyle, the brother of Tommy the PI she also works for. 
Jack doesn’t take her too seriously and after the tour is complete Finn returns to investigate the dead 
body herself, only to find that it has disappeared and she is knocked out.   
Add in that the man and woman she has been following and taking photos of for her boss Tommy 
tries to kidnap her and trouble is upon Finn again.
On the personal front she is trying to control her over sexed 17 year old sister and look after her aunt’s 6 cats, dodging would be kidnappers and killers and Finn really has her hands full.  
I liked the style of Carol Carson’s writing and for the most part this was a light hearted read, full of 
humor and some mystery. I liked the commentary courtesy of a ghost; a chef who has decided that 
Finn is to be his next prodigy at the culinary school she is attending. 
I believe that this is meant to be a stand-alone book; however I felt that the ending was set up for a 
continuation of the series. 
There isn’t a lot of romance to this book but having said that I enjoyed the humor and it was well 
written. Perhaps there may have been a few too many story lines throughout as I did find that a bit 
distracting and confusing on occasion. The characters were interesting and I look forward to seeing 
how they develop as the series grows.

Author Bio:
Multi-published author Carol Carson was born and raised in central Iowa. She is a former finalist in the Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart contest and is an avid bookworm who actually enjoys doing research. Her other passions include travel, American history, the Kansas City Chiefs, the St. Louis Cardinals and dark chocolate. She has lived in Colorado and Kansas, and currently lives with her husband in a log home on the outskirts of St. Louis, Missouri. Write to her at carol.carson@centurytel.net or check out her website at carolcarsonbooks.com
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