Wednesday, February 8, 2017

15 Minutes (A Maizie Albright Star Detective Mystery #1) by Larissa Reinhart **Review**

About the Book

 (A Maizie Albright Star Detective Mystery #1)

When ex-teen star Maizie
Albright returns to her Southern hometown of Black Pine, Georgia, she hoped to
rid herself of Hollywood tabloid and reality show hell for a new career as a
private investigator. Instead, Hollyweird follows her home. Maizie’s costar
crushing, but now for her gumshoe boss. Her stage-monster mother still demands
screen time. Her latest rival wants her kicked off the set, preferably back to
a California prison.

By entangling herself in a missing person's case,
she must reprise her most famous role. The job will demand a performance of a lifetime. But this time, the stakes are real and may prove deadly.

Reading this took me back to when I would always have a Nancy Drew book in my hand. This is a fun and cozy read with a lot of laughs. Larissa is definitely more of a situational comedy YA that you want to at times shake your heard at her when it comes to her choices but at the same time, they make you laugh. There was a few characters in the book that make you raise your eyebrows and tempt you to slap them. This was such a fun read for me and a definite change of pace from my typical thrillers and dramas. I quite enjoyed Larissa's writing style and the situations she comes up with for Maizie. How she handles wanting to be a detective after being on reality television is quite interesting as well as being quite the page turner! She did quite well mixing amateur detective, touch of southern charm, with Hollywood characterization and mixing it into a cozy mystery! I look forward to reading the next installments of this series!

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February 10 – Book Lover in Florida
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Author Bio

A 2015 Georgia Author of the Year Best Mystery finalist, Larissa writes the Cherry Tucker Mystery and Maizie Albright Star Detective series. The first in the Cherry Tucker series, Portrait of a Dead Guy, is a 2012 Daphne du Maurier finalist, 2012 The Emily finalist, and 2011 Dixie Kane Memorial winner. She loves books, food, and travel in any and all combinations.

Her family and Cairn Terrier, Biscuit, live in Nagoya, Japan, but they still call Georgia home. You can see them on HGTV’s House Hunters International “Living for the Weekend in Nagoya” episode. Visit her website, find her chatting on FacebookInstagram, and Goodreads, and sign up for her newsletter at

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