Friday, July 19, 2019

A Genuine Fix by J.C. Kenney: Review and Giveaway!

A Genuine Fix

An Allie Cobb Mystery

by J.C. Kenney

About the Book

Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Lyrical Underground (July 16, 2019)
Paperback: 194 pages
ISBN-10: 1516108604
ISBN-13: 978-1516108602
Digital ASIN: B07KDWV2RX

Murder takes a page out of a killer’s playbook when literary agent Allie Cobb becomes her Indiana town’s number-one bestselling suspect …

Running the family literary business while preparing for her best friend’s wedding, chairing a park planning committee, and getting her rescue cat to bond with her boyfriend’s golden retriever doesn’t leave Allie Cobb much time for crime-solving. But when the guy who stood her up the night of her high school senior prom is killed and dumped in a pile of mulch, Allie’s suddenly the prime suspect.

It’s insulting enough that gambler, drunk, and all-around lowlife Georgie Alonso was found on the site of the memorial park honoring Allie’s deceased father. Now she’s fighting to clear her name and hold off a rush to judgment. But politics, decades-old secrets, and a slew of high-profile suspects make dangerous bedfellows as the eve of the park’s grand opening draws nearer. She’ll have to nab a killer soon, before her storybook life gets a bad ending …

About the Author

J.C. Kenney grew up in a household filled with books by legends Agatha Christie and Lilian Jackson Braun, among many others, so it was no surprise when he found himself writing mystery stories. When he's not writing, you can find him following IndyCar racing or listening to music. He lives in Indianapolis with his wife, two sons, and a cat who is the inspiration for Ursula in the Allie Cobb Mysteries.
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My Thoughts

A Genuine Fix by J.C. Kenney is the second An Allie Cobb Mystery.  Allie Cobb along with her tortoiseshell cat, Ursula (Ursi for short) is out walking on Friday morning.  It is the day she checks out the progress of the Winchester-Cobb Memorial Park of which she is the head of the steering committee.  Allie notices a dump truck has unloaded mulch where the gazebo is to be erected and then Ursi uncovers a hand.  Georgie Alonso, the boy who stood Allie up for the senior prom, is found dead under the mulch and Allie is Police Chief Matt Roberson’s prime suspect.  Allie Cobb, the Kickboxing Crusader, sets out to clear her name by finding the killer.  A Genuine Fix can be read as a standalone if you have not had the opportunity to finish A Literal Mess.  The story progresses at a steady rate making for a quick, easy to read cozy mystery.  J.C. Kenney’s vivid descriptions brought the town and characters to life for me.  I especially enjoyed the details of Allie’s charming abode above the bookshop.  A Genuine Fix is told from Allie’s perspective (first person narrative) which allowed me to understand how she was feeling and her perspective on matters.  Allie Cobb is settling into her new apartment and busy obtaining new clients for the Cobb Literary Agency. Allie is a woman who will not let herself be set up for a crime she did not commit.  She is strong and determined which I like in a main character.  Allie also has a “dogged desire for the truth.”  The mystery is straightforward with a couple of suspects and pointed clues.  Allie’s method of investigation is direct.  Everyone in town knows what she is doing which aids Allie as well as the killer.  It also results in some humorous situations.  The way the villain was captured was unique and entertaining. A Genuine Fix is a lighthearted cozy mystery with a cunning cat, a disagreeable victim, a mound of mulch, a tolerant police chief, and one determined bicycle riding literary agent.
A Genuine Fix is available at AmazonB&N, and Kobo. The next An Allie Cobb Mystery is A Mysterious Mix Up which comes out on January 7, 2020.  To enter the giveaway for an assortment of mystery novels (US Only), click here or via the Rafflecopter form (below).  I also have one digital copy of A Genuine Fix to giveaway to one of you.  Leave a comment with your email address (so I can contact you if you win) by July 23 at 11:59 p.m. EST.  Please visit the other stops on the tour (schedule below) where there are character guest posts, author interviews, individual giveaways and more.  Thank you for joining me today.  I will return tomorrow with my review of Out of Options by Dianne Ascroft.  A prequel to A Century Cottage Cozy Mystery series.  May you have a cheery day.  Take care and Happy Reading!

The Avid Reader

Tour Participants

July 18 – Brooke Blogs – CHARACTER GUEST POST

July 18 – A Wytch's Book Review Blog - REVIEW, CHARACTER INTERVIEW



July 19 – Ascroft, eh? - AUTHOR INTERVIEW


July 20 – Babs Book Bistro – GUEST POST

July 20 – Socrates Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT


July 20 – Bibliophile Reviews – REVIEW

July 21 – Literary Gold – SPOTLIGHT

July 21 – Celticlady's Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

July 21 – Christa Reads and Writes – REVIEW


July 22 – Laura's Interests – REVIEW

July 22 – Baroness' Book Trove - SPOTLIGHT

July 23 – Rosepoint Publishing – REVIEW

July 23 – Sneaky the Library Cat's Blog – CHARACTER INTERVIEW

July 23 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book - REVIEW, INDIVIDUAL GIVEAWAY
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1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for hosting me today, Kris. Have a great day!