Sunday, May 26, 2019

MURDER BY THE SEA ~ Kathleen Bridge

Murder by the Sea
(A By the Sea Mystery)
by Kathleen Bridge

About the Book

When a murderer crashes a masquerade ball, it’s up to Liz to unmask the killer . . .
It’s been quite a year for novelist Liz Holt. She’s overcome a lot and is finally feeling at peace with her new life at her family’s hotel, the Indialantic by the Sea, on the beautiful barrier island of Melbourne Beach, Florida. She’s exactly where she needs to be to ring in the New Year at the Florida Writes Literary Masquerade Ball.
But when her ex-boyfriend surprises her at the ball, she can’t disguise her anger, and the two engage in a very public argument. Naturally, after her ex is found dead on the hotel grounds, shot through the heart, Liz tops the suspect list. With the help of family and friends, she needs to clear her name before the real killer waltzes away scot-free . . .
Recipes included!
 Author Kathleen Bridge’s Top Ten Reads 
*In chronological order of when read*

1. The Secret in the Old Clock by Carolyn Keene – My first Nancy Drew Mystery book. I remember copying the format and wrote my first mystery short story at age ten—Mystery at Diver’s Point.
2. The Mistress of Mellyn by Victoria Holt – My first Gothic Romance and the beginning of my obsession with the seaside of Cornwall, England. I was also reading at the same time period: Phyllis A. Whitney, Dorothy Eden, Daphne Du Maurier, and Mary Stewart.
3. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee – No explanation needed, except I read the book after I saw the movie, and even though I fell in love with Gregory Peck, the book was even more powerful than the movie.
4. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte – the ultimate Gothic Romance and once again… the moors of England along with a great twist I hadn’t guessed. During the same time period, I read all the Wuthering Heights by her Charlotte’s sister and all the Jane Austen novels.
5. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie – Like all my favorite Christies, I’ve read it more than once.
6. A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton – my first foray into female detective novels. When reading Sue Grafton’s books, I became Kinsey Millhone. I loved the way she ate junk food, and I especially loved the converted garage she lived in, her one black dress, and her loft bedroom with a window looking at the stars.
8. The Guernsey Potato Pie Society – A wonderful WWII story of loss and redemption.
9. A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny – I’ve read all of Louise Penny’s books. I love the character of Inspector Gamache and the cozy town of Three Pines. This particular book was personally autographed by Ms. Penny and the reason I chose it, knowing it would be impossible to choose just one favorite.
10. All the Light we Cannot See by Anthony Doer – Another WWII novel that touched my heart.

*As a sidenote: I devour Cozy Mystery books. There too many great authors to mention. I read them in paperback, on my Paperwhite Kindle, and also listen to them on Audiobook. Most times I have three cozies going at once!*

About the Author

Kathleen Bridge started her writing career working at the State News, the student newspaper of Michigan State University. She is an antiques dealer on Long Island and the author and photographer of an antique reference guide, Lithographed Paper Toys, Books, and Games.
Author Links:
Twitter- @kathleenbridge
Purchase Links
Amazon – B&N – Kobo – Google Play

May 20 – Cozy Up With Kathy – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

May 21 – Bibliophile Reviews – REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST 
May 21 – I'm All About Books – SPOTLIGHT
May 21 – Rosepoint Publishing – REVIEW
May 22 – Kelly P's Blog – SPOTLIGHT WITH EXCERPT
May 22 – A Blue Million Books – AUTHOR INTERVIEW
May 23 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW
May 23 – Babs Book Bistro – RECIPE, SPOTLIGHT
May 23 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT
May 24 – Here's How It Happened – SPOTLIGHT
May 24 – Readeropolis – SPOTLIGHT
May 25 – Baroness' Book Trove – REVIEW
May 25 – LibriAmoriMiei – REVIEW
May 25 – Ruff Drafts – RECIPE, SPOTLIGHT
May 26 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews - REVIEW, AUTHOR INTERVIEW
May 26 – Celticlady's Reviews – SPOTLIGHT


  1. Thank you for being part of the book tour for "MURDER BY THE SEA" by Kathleen Bridge. Enjoyed reading the list of books and comments by Kathleen. Can't wait for the opportunity to read her book which is on my TBR list.
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