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Tuesday, April 9, 2019


Hi there!
Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.

Today, we're joining Rachel's Random Resources for a stop along their current tour featuring the latest in a Historical Cozy Mystery series that reads like Sherlock Holmes with a flair for finding the humor in pretty much ANY given situation, even if it's life or death!  Get ready, get set, and continue your journey onward through my review as we discover today's ebook of choice...

Columbkill Noonan
Crooked Cat Books

About the book...
“For Queen, for Country, and for….Uncle Rabbit?” 

Just when Barnabas and Wilfred thought the world was safe at last, along comes a new threat: the Mayan Lords of Death have hatched a plan to overthrow the natural order of things, involving a cursed serpent god, two untrustworthy sets of twins, and a dead bunny that must be resuscitated at all costs. Only Barnabas and Wilfred can possibly unravel the convoluted plot, but they face danger after danger as they attempt to do so. If they fail, up will be down and down will be up, and the evil Lords of Death will take over the heavens.

Do Barnabas and Wilfred have the courage, skill (and luck!) to save the world yet again?


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“Well, nothing in the way that you mean,” sputtered Barnabas, flustered. “That is to say, I was thinking things, but not the things that you think I was thinking, if indeed I am correct in thinking what you thought I thought, which of course I may not be…”
(approximately 6% into the ebook)

...ah, yes, there's the Barnabas we know and love...

Honestly, you really can't go wrong with this series.  Every one is a new adventure into the great unknown with characters strewn about that are familiar enough to remember, but not SO much that they take over the story at hand.  Take this one as an example.  We've got our own hilarious version of Holmes and Watson (Barnabas and Wilfred, respectively) dutifully solving the next case they were asked to solve...okay, dutifully solving the next case they were BLIPPED to by Odin without any foreknowledge or agreement from them that they'd actually be interested in it after having JUST solved HIS case... *grumble grumble...on their behalf*  The duo find themselves face to serpents with Medusa seeking the answer to what sounds like the start of a bad joke involving a cursed serpent, a bunny, an assortment of twins (Sun and Moon, as well as Monkey and'll understand when you read it), ball courts that aren't what you're thinking, and various other gods that will both help and hinder them in their quest.  You'll laugh, you'll cry (from laughing), you'll be confused, and you'll get somewhat dizzy talking in circles...but in the end, it's nothing that a good cup of tea can't set straight once again.

By the turning of the final epage, we had seriously had quite the adventure, but don't ask me to repeat any of their proper names because yeah, I'm with Barnabas...can't ANYONE have something simple to pronounce?!?  If you're a current fan of the series, you're gonna love it; if you're just getting your feet wet, it's not a bad place to join in, but if you REALLY want to get to know Barnabas and Wilfred, you need to start from the beginning.

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About the author...

Columbkill Noonan is the author of the bestselling "Barnabas Tew" series, which features the bumbling-yet-lovable Victorian detective Barnabas and his trusty sidekick, Wilfred. Columbkill combines her love of mythology and her affinity for period fiction to craft unique cozy mysteries that will leave you guessing (and chuckling!) till the very end.

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Special thanks to Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources for the chance to bring this tour to you as well as the ebook for review.  (THANKS!)  For more information on this title, the series, the author, or those tours on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above.  This title is newly available this month, so click on over to your favorite online retailer to snag a copy today!  Be sure to check out the rest of the tour for more bookish fun...

Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!

1 comment:

Felicity Grace Terry said...

This sounds like my kind of read and, oh my goodness, what an eye catching cover.

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