Friday, April 3, 2015

Book Review and Giveaway: Murder in One Take by April Kelly and Marsha Lyons

Welcome to our stop on the Murder in One Take book tour!

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Det. Blake Ervansky is first on the scene when an Oscar-winning star is shot by his ex-lover. As lead cop on the case, Ervansky has everything he needs to put away Ali Garland: motive, weapon, videos of the murder and a dozen eyewitnesses, one of whom is his partner of less than 24 hours, Sgt. Maureen O’Brien. 

This is LA, the beating heart of show biz, though, so nothing is as it seems, even Ervansky’s new partner. Ali Garland appears to have been justified in defending herself with lethal force, but could this wide-eyed ingĂ©nue be the architect of an airtight double fake? Has she really pulled off the perfect murder? 

Ervansky and O’Brien will only unravel her skein of deceit when they turn to the same Hollywood magic that convinces audiences aliens can phone home, talking clown fish do search and rescue, and every hooker is just a nice girl waiting for the right millionaire.


This book grabs you from the beginning, with it's typical cop buddy banter, and than hits you with a crime that is so obvious, you think the story will end right there. But nothing is EVER as it seems in Hollywood- appearances can and will be deceiving and suddenly the tables are turned and what the reader thinks they know, they don't. At that point, good luck in putting the book down, as you may be glued to your spot til you finish the book! The authors use the Hollywood angle in an interesting way, bringing new and old Hollywood into an intricate web of lies and deceit. Add in politicians acting like actors, and you have a story that will leave you begging for the next installment. And lucky you there are already 2 of them to follow this one up! If you're looking for new voices in crime mysteries, check out this book!

About the Authors:

Marsha Lyons and April Kelly were debate team partners at Colonial High School in Orlando and roomies at The University of South Florida, before Marsha went to law school on a mission and April went to Hollywood on a whim.

While Marsha’s career includes teaching at the FBI Academy at Quantico, becoming the youngest Assistant U.S. Attorney in Miami, and going into private legal practice, April’s began in stand-up comedy, moved into writing on shows like Mork & Mindy and Webster, then to producing her own shows like Boy Meets World, and co-creating Girl Meets World.

Throughout their wildly different professional lives Marsha and April have remained best friends, finally deciding to put their separate talents together to write a show-biz crime novel, MURDER IN ONE TAKE, their debut as a team.  MURDER: TAKE TWO and MURDER: TAKE THREE are also available in the series.

Marsha is married with children, and April is single with dogs. 
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  2. It sounds exciting. I like this kind of story. Something to keep my attention.

  3. The storyline says Read Me. I like an exciting storyline.

  4. This sounds like an intriguing read—thanks for the chance to win a copy!

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  5. I'd like to read this book because I like murder mysteries and the authors' unique backgrounds would add an interesting twist to the writing.

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