Today is my stop during the blog tour for The Daydreamer Detective Braves The Winter by SJ Pajonas. This blog tour is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The blog tour runs from 11 till 15 July, you can view the complete tour schedule here. There’s a tour wide giveaway during this tour, the giveaway can be found at the bottom of this post.
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December has set in and just when the rural town of Chikata is recovering from one murder, Mei and her new boyfriend, Yasahiro, find their friend, Etsuko, dead in her apartment. Etsuko was sweet and talented, and now everyone suspects her longtime boyfriend killed her. Mei doesn’t believe it, though, and she vows to help solve the crime.
But Mei has more to think about than murder. With the barn gone and their vegetable stores destroyed, she and her mother are down to their last canned goods and no money for heat. Mei’s mom is fortunate to find work, but Mei must fend for herself, get a job, and keep their financial situation a secret from Yasahiro. In pursuit of paying work, she stumbles onto a new witness to the crime, and before long, the dead woman’s secret life unravels before everyone’s eyes. Half-starving and out of her element, Mei is on thin ice, and it’s going to take a whole lot of ingenuity and quick thinking to solve the crime before the killer gets to her as well.
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The Daydreamer Detective Braves the Winter is even better than the first book. In this book we see Mei struggle with the events of book one. I liked the mysteries in this book. This book does seem to be focused more on Mei. I love the romance aspect to this book and i cant wait to read the next book in the series
Luck? Forget it. Mei Yamagawa is fresh out of it. She’s just been downsized from her 3rd job in five years and her bank account is dry. Now, to keep her head above water, she must leave Tokyo and move back to her rural Japanese hometown. And there’s nothing worse than having to face your old rivals and ex-boyfriends as a failure while starting life over as a farm girl.
But when her best friend’s father is murdered, and her best friend is named the main suspect, Mei turns her daydreaming ways towards solving the crime. Between dates disguised as lunches with the town’s hottest bachelor chef, searching for clues, and harvesting sweet potatoes, Mei has a lot of non-paying work cut out for her.
Will she catch the killer before her bad luck turns worse? Or will she fry in the fire with the rest of her dreams of success?
You can find The Daydreamer Detective on Goodreads
received this book for a review and expert from Lola at Lolas blog tours thank you again Lola for the opportunity for me to read this book and would love to work with you for future tours.
I don’t really read Cozy Mysteries. This book followed Mei whose life is at a bit of a crossroads. She lost her job and has to move back home with her mother to work on their farm in a small Japanese village. Once she is there she finds that things are not as boring as she imagined they would be. Her best friends father is murdered so she finds it her mission to find the killer and clear her friends name. Then theres the handsome owner of the new restaurant in town. I loved the cultural elements of this story and there was woven in well throughout. I loved the characters and i liked that Mei had a lack of self confidence and how she felt that she was letting her family down it helped move the story along. This was a good first book to a series.
About the Author:
Stephanie (S. J.) is a writer, knitter, amateur astrologer, Capricorn, and Japanophile. She loves foxes, owls, sushi, yoga pants, Evernote, and black tea. When she’s not writing, she’s thinking about writing or spending time outside, unless it’s winter. She hates winter. Someday she’ll own a house in both hemispheres so she can avoid the season entirely. She’s a mom to two great kids and lives with her husband and family outside NYC. They have no pets. Yet. When it comes to her work, expect the unexpected. She doesn’t write anything typical. Find her online at http://www.spajonas.com.
There is a tour wide giveaway for the blog tour of The Daydreamer Detective Braves the Winter. One winner will win a bundle of S. J. Pajonas ebooks. Including: Removed, Revealed, Washing Statue Wanderlust, and The Daydreamer Detective.
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