Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Great Escapes Book Tour: Murder For A Rainy Day by Teresa Trent

Tour Participants

November 24 – Back Porchervations – Review
November 25 – A Blue Million Books – Interview
November 26 – readalot – Review
November 27 – U.S. Thanksgiving
November 28 – Kaisy Daisy’s Corner – Review
November 29 – Brooke Blogs – Guest Post
November 30 – off
December 2 – MysteriesEtc – Review
December 3 – deal sharing aunt – Interview
December 4 – Melina’s Book Blog – Review
December 5 – Shelley’s Book Case – Review

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 718 KB
  • Print Length: 176 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00OU58LZW

Book Description

 Animal rustling is alive and well in the sleepy little town of Pecan Bayou, Texas--but with a particularly peculiar spin. Only the fake livestock seem to be at risk. First, cowboy legend Charlie Loper's larger-than-life fiberglass horse disappears from the town square, but before the police can get any solid leads, the cow in front of the local steak house gets pinched. 

Betsy Livingston Fitzpatrick, local helpful hints columnist for the Pecan Bayou Gazette, is trying keep her mind off of being nine months pregnant in the blistering Texas summer heat. Troubled by haunting dreams, she pursues the odd animal thefts in a case that soon turns into murder. As Betsy closes in on the killer, a hurricane is headed straight for the Gulf Coast sending spin-off storms and tornadoes to the little town of Pecan Bayou. "Hunker down" with Betsy and the lovable characters of Pecan Bayou in the latest Betsy Livingston mystery from cozy author Teresa Trent. Recipes and helpful hints included.

About the Author

 Teresa Trent writes hilarious cozy mysteries that take place in the small town of Pecan Bayou, Texas. She was first inspired to create Pecan Bayou after visiting the Texas Hill Country to view the millions of springtime flowers alongside the roads and highways. The town of Pecan Bayou does not exist in Texas, but there is a body of water in the state with the name. Pecan Bayou does exist in Teresa's imagination and heart. 

Her latest mystery, Murder for a Rainy Day is the sixth book in the Pecan Bayou series featuring all of the crazy characters who live in this cozy little town in Texas. 

Visit her blog for updates on her books, giveaways and information about free days on Kindle.

My Review 

This is the first book of author Teresa Trent's that I've read and I really enjoyed it. Murder for a Rainy Day is a cozy mystery that takes place in the small Texas town of Pecan Bayou. We just went through that part of Texas earlier this year so I feel like I can see the town in my head!

This is the sixth book in Teresa Trent's Pecan Bayou series featuring amateur detective Betsy who also writes a column on handy hints for the local paper. She is also ready to pop...as in very very pregnant. And there is a hurricane coming. And her weather man husband wants to storm chase. Then there are the missing oversize animal replicas. Ghosts. And a murder. Lots happening in this fun fast read.

At the end of the book there are helpful hints on epoxy glue, recipes, baby shower games and a pre-baby checklist. I'm going to have to try the Buttermilk Pecan Chicken recipe!

If you are looking for a well written light read then Murder For a Rainy Day is for you!


  1. Thank you for your great review and being a part of my book tour! I'm really enjoying visiting your site and reading about some of the other books you've reviewed. Need to pick a few of those up :) I wanted to let your readers know that Murder for a Rainy Day will be FREE on Kindle December 4-5. ~Teresa

  2. Sounds good...
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com