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Week In Review and Winner!

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Happy Sunday Lovers and welcome to the ‘week in review’ where you can find all
the latest and greatest updates happening here at Paperback Dolls.
But first – we have winners!
It’s time to announce the winner of ‘The Liar’s Society’ GIVEAWAY!!
Who said: I once stole something BIG from a frat house with a couple girlfriends:)
And our Virna DePaul Chosen by Blood Giveaway winner is:
Who said: Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!
Please email us at paperbackdolls {at} gmail {dot} com.

*After three days if we have not been notified or received the mailing info from selected winners we will pick new names. Please double check the address you send us to make sure it is the one you want package shipped to. We are not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen packages and if a parcel is returned to sender due to incorrect mailing address provided to PBD, you have the option of having it resent at your own expense. NOTE that packages shipped over seas may take 7-10 weeks to reach it’s destination. We apologize for the inconvenience in shipping times, but must ship in the most economical way to be able to offer our giveaways to our overseas friends. Thank you.

What happened this past week…


Monday started the beginning of Mystery Week, and
first up was Noa talking about the queen of crime, Agatha Christie!
See her article Here.


Tuesday, mystery author Marianne Delacourt’s visited!!
See her guest blog Here.


and then mystery author Phillipa Martin was here!!
View her guest post Here.

Wednesday, Emma Butler visited with a guest review of Grave Secret by Charlaine Harris

Lightning-struck sleuth Harper Connelly and her stepbrother Tolliver take a break from looking for the dead to visit the two little girls they both think of as family. But as they travel to Texas, memories of their horrible childhood resurface. Family secrets ensnare them both, as Tolliver learns his father is out of jail and Harper finally discovers what happened to her missing sister Cameron so many years before. And what she finds will change her world forever. Read it Here 

Then Day discussed Real Murders by Charlaine Harris!

Though a small town at heart, Lawrenceton, Georgia, has its dark side-and crime buffs. One of whom is librarian Aurora “Roe” Teagarden, a member of the Real Murders Club, which meets once a month to analyze famous cases. It’s a harmless pastime-until the night she finds a member killed in a manner that eerily resembles the crime the club was about to discuss. And as other brutal “copycat” killings follow, Roe will have to uncover the person behind the terrifying game, one that casts all the members of Real Murders, herself included, as prime suspects-or potential victims. Read her review Here 

Thursday was St. Patricks Day! First Day shared a few picks for a mysterious St. Patricks Day then she reviewed In the Woods by Tana French

As dusk approaches a small Dublin suburb in the summer of 1984, mothers begin to call their children home. But on this warm evening, three children do not return from the dark and silent woods. When the police arrive, they find only one of the children, gripping a tree trunk in terror, wearing blood-filled shoes, and unable to recall a single detail of the previous hours. 

Twenty years later, the found boy, Rob Ryan, is a detective on the Dublin Murder Squad and keeps his past a secret. But when a twelve-year-old girl is found murdered in the same woods, he and Detective Cassie Maddox – his partner and closest friend – find themselves investigating a case with chilling links to that long-ago disappearance. Now, with only snippets of buried memories to guide him, Rob has the chance to unravel both the mystery of the case before him and that of his own shadowy past. Read her review Here

On Friday author Helene Young discussed books from
her childhood that made her the author she is today!
View here guest post Here


And Desi discussed her thoughts on Nancy Drew!
Read about it Here

Saturday, Noa will review an ARC of A Lesson in Secrets by Jacqueline Winspear, which will be released March 22

Maisie Dobbs’s first assignment for the British Secret Service takes her undercover to Cambridge as a professor—and leads to the investigation of a web of activities being conducted by the emerging Nazi Party. 

In the summer of 1932, Maisie Dobbs’s career takes an exciting new turn when she accepts an undercover assignment directed by Scotland Yard’s Special Branch and the Secret Service. Posing as a junior lecturer, she is sent to a private college in Cambridge to monitor any activities “not in the interests of His Majesty’s government.”

When the college’s controversial pacifist founder and principal, Greville Liddicote, is murdered, Maisie is directed to stand back as Detective Chief Superintendent Robert MacFarlane and Detective Chief Inspector Richard Stratton spearhead the investigation. She soon discovers, however, that the circumstances of Liddicote’s death appear inextricably linked to the suspicious comings and goings of faculty and students under her surveillance.

To unravel this web, Maisie must overcome a reluctant Secret Service, discover shameful hidden truths about Britain’s conduct during the Great War, and face off against the rising powers of the Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei—the Nazi Party—in Britain.

Read her review Here


Then Jacqueline Winspear dropped by to answer our questions!
Read it Here


Special thanks go out to Lindy Cameron of Clan Destine Press for all her help in organizing mystery week!

And don’t forget to check out Publishing News with Sharon – now updated after a bit of a hiatus

~*~*~*~*~*Next Week at Paperback Dolls*~*~*~*~*~

Later today, I’ll review the The Vampire Voss by Colleen Gleason

Voss, also known as Viscount Dewhurst, relishes the sensual pleasures immortality affords. A member of the Dracule—a cabal of powerful, secretive noblemen marked with a talisman that reveals their bartered souls—the mercenary Voss has remained carefully neutral…until Angelica. 

Angelica Woodmore possesses the Sight, an ability invaluable to both sides of a looming war among the Dracule. Her very scent envelops Voss in a scarlet fog of hunger—for her body and her blood. But he is utterly unprepared for the new desire that overcomes him—to protect her.

Now Voss must battle his very nature to be with Angelica…but this vampire never backs down from a fight.


Then, Teresa’s visiting to give an update on her journey to publication!

Then it’s Passport time! This month we’re heading down south to
We Have so much planned for our visit to the Bayou State including:

Author Rhodi Hawk will be here here for a guest blog and giveaway
Then the Dolls will be honored to host author Jewell Parker Rhodes
World famous author of the Sookie Stackhouse books
Charlaine Harris will be answering our questions

Then author Beck McDowell will be here with an interview and a giveaway!
and as usual, there is so much more in store…so stick around ;
That’s it for us this week! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!
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