#BlogTour #Review : Death at the Dakota by M. K. Graff @GraffMarni @damppebbles #TrudyGenovaMysteries #DeathattheDakota

Today I’m reviewing Death at the Dakota. Many thanks to the author and Emma at Damppebbles for letting me be on the blog tour and sending me a copy of the book to review.

Blurb: Nurse Trudy Genova is making plans to take her relationship to NYPD detective Ned O’Malley to the next level, when she lands a gig as medical consultant on a film shoot at the famed Dakota apartment building in Manhattan, which John Lennon once called home. Then star Monica Kiley goes missing, a cast member turns up dead, and it appears Trudy might be next.

Meanwhile Ned tackles a mysterious murder case in which the victim is burned beyond recognition. When his investigations lead him back to the Dakota, Trudy finds herself wondering: how can she fall in love if she can’t even survive?

Purchase Links:

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Death-Dakota-Manhattan-Mystery-Mysteries/dp/1732163049/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_1?keywords=death+at+the+dakota&qid=1556186378&s=gateway&sr=8-1-fkmrnull

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Death-Dakota-Manhattan-Mystery-Mysteries/dp/1732163049/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_1?keywords=death+at+the+dakota+m.k.+graff&qid=1556186480&s=gateway&sr=8-1-fkmrnull

BookDepository: https://www.bookdepository.com/Death-at-the-Dakota-M-K-Graff/9781732163041

GoogleBooks: https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=iKPXwQEACAAJ&dq=death+at+the+dakota+M.K.+Graff&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwitvJmV_-rhAhXLUBUIHTlyD10Q6AEIKjAA

My Review: I loved the sound of the book when I got the email for the tour and had to sign up. Between then and now I’ve been to New York and seen the Dakota building for myself and it’s stunning, definitely the perfect place to set a crime story.

This is the first Trudy Genova book i’ve read but I really enjoyed it. There’s enough description of locations to get a sense of place but what really stands out is the characters. There’s a great mix of the crime element and the relationships between Trudy and Ned and between the other characters as well. I really liked the way the characters were written, they were well-rounded and realistic and the book was easy to read without prior knowledge of the characters.

I personally would class this as cosy crime so if you’re looking for a new read in that area or fancy a change from your usual reads then this is definitely worth a try. I’m hoping to see more of Trudy Genova in the future.

About the author:

Marni Graff writes The Nora Tierney English Mysteries, featuring an American writer living in England with a nose for murder, and The Trudy Genova Manhattan Mysteries, based on Graff’s real work as a medical consultant for a movie studio. She is Managing Editor of Bridle Path Press, a member of Sisters in Crime, the NC Writers Network, and The International Association of Crime Writers, and writes crime book reviews at Auntie M Writes, www.auntiemwrites.com.

Social Media:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GraffMarni @GraffMarni

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bluevirginmysteries/

Website: https://auntiemwrites.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bluevirgin.graff/

8 thoughts on “#BlogTour #Review : Death at the Dakota by M. K. Graff @GraffMarni @damppebbles #TrudyGenovaMysteries #DeathattheDakota

  1. I love the idea of a cosy crime – that’s possible the best description I’ve heard, I love it. This sounds like a really good book – great review!


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