Monday, January 30, 2017

Blog Tour: A FATAL ROMANCE (A Twin Sisters Mystery) by June Shaw

A Fatal Romance (A Twin Sisters Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
New Series
Publisher: Lyrical Underground
Publication Date: January 24, 2017
Paperback – ISBN13: 9781516100958
I had fun with the gossipy seniors who never leave the Home but always seem to know the latest happenings and who is doing what to or with whom.
~Laura’s Interests


Fixing up homes can be tricky.
Finding true love can be even trickier.
But finding a killer can be plain old deadly . . .

Twin sister divorcees Sunny Taylor and Eve Vaughn have had their fill of both heartaches and headaches. So when they settle down in the small Louisiana town of Sugar Ledge and open a remodeling and repair company, they think they’ve finally found some peace—even though Eve is still open for romance while Sunny considers her own heart out-of-business.

Then their newest customer ends up face-down in a pond, and his widow is found dead soon after. Unfortunately, Sunny was witnessed having an unpleasant moment with the distraught woman, and suspicion falls on the twins. And when an attempt is made on Eve’s life, they find themselves pulled into a murder mystery neither knows how to navigate.

With a town of prying eyes on them, and an unknown culprit out to stop them, Sunny and Eve will have to depend on each other like never before if they’re going to clip a killer in the bud.


Sunny and Eve may be identical twins and look alike, but the similarity ends at the red hair and height. Eve likes healthy food - and shrimp creole - and a man in her life. Both her ex-husbands still want her back. She may have interests elsewhere though. Summer on the other hand likes her sweets, has decided she is not destined for a relationship, and hums or sings Christmas Carols when stressed or the subject of sex comes up.

Both sisters have their lives and joint business turned upside down when a recent customer falls to his death, his wife is then murdered, and someone tries to kill Eve. Summer plays detective to find a murderer and keep her sister safe. She also needs to decide what to do about Dave. 

This story has many complications and variations, most surrounding Sunny and her tendency to sing Christmas Carols. Her character is well-developed, while Eve's is a little more shallow - possibly on purpose. The plot moves at a steady pace and not all is as it seems. I hope the story continues in DEAD ON THE BAYOU (expected release August 2017). Shaw is a new author for me and I enjoyed the book.

FTC Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in the hopes that I would post an honest review as part of this blog tour. This has not affected the content of my review in any way.


From the bayou country of South Louisiana, June Shaw previously sold a series of humorous mysteries to Five Star, Harlequin, and Untreed Reads. Publishers Weekly praised her debut, Relative Danger, which became a finalist for the David Award for Best Mystery of the Year. A hybrid author who has published other works, she has represented her state on the board of Mystery Writers of America’s Southwest Chapter for many years and continued to serve as the Published Author Liaison for Romance Writers of America’s Southern Louisiana chapter. She gains inspiration for her work from her faith, family, and friends, including the many readers who urge her on. For more info please visit

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  1. Thank you for including the Twin Sisters mystery on your blog. It was great to find information about June Shaw and her book. My fingers are crossed I might get lucky to win.