Friday, June 9, 2017

Blog Tour: BEARLY DEPARTED (A Teddy Bear Mystery) by Meg Macy

Cozy Mystery
New Series
Kensington (May 30, 2017)
Paperback: 288 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1496709639

The Silver Bear Shop and Factory might be the cutest place around, but there’s nothing warm and fuzzy about murder ...

As manager of the family teddy bear shop and factory, thirty-one-year-old Sasha Silverman leads a charmed life. Well, except for the part about being a single divorcĂ©e with a ticking biological clock in small-town Silver Hollow. And that’s just kid’s stuff compared to Will Taylor, the sales rep who’s set on making drastic changes to the business her parents built from scratch—with or without Sasha’s approval ...

But before Will digs his claws in, someone pulls the stuffing out of his plan . . . and leaves his dead body inside the factory. Reeling from shock, Sasha’s hit with more bad news—police suspect her hot-tempered Uncle Ross may have murdered him. Sasha knows her uncle would never do such a thing, and she’s launching her own little investigation to expose the truth. As she tracks Will’s biggest rivals and enemies for clues, Sasha can’t get too comfy—or she’ll become the next plaything for a killer ...


The family business started by Sasha and Maddie's father, and all the employees, are threatened by the actions of one person - and then he's dead and they're all suspects, especially Uncle Ross. The detective, while helpful, isn't working to clear Uncle Ross fast enough and Sasha decides to help him out - after all the business and production line are closed down so she has time on her hands. 

There are lots of twists and secrets revealed, not only about Will, but also Maddie's hopes for the future and tensions between Sasha and Maddie's parents. The Teddy Bear parade ends with the discovery of a second body and the pace quickens. The ending makes sense and Macy ties up loose ends nicely. 

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.

About the Author

Award-winning mystery author Meg Macy lives in Southeast Michigan, close to Ann Arbor, Chelsea, and Dexter — the area she chose for the setting of her new “Shamelessly Adorable Teddy Bear” cozy mystery series for Kensington. She is also one-half of the writing team of D.E. Ireland for the Eliza Doolittle & Henry Higgins Mystery series; two books have been named Agatha Award finalists. Meg’s first published book, Double Crossing, won the 2012 Best First Novel Spur Award from Western Writers of America. She’s a graduate of Seton Hill University’s Writing Popular Fiction program. Meg loves reading mysteries, historicals, and other genre fiction, and also enjoys gardening, crafts, and watercolor painting.

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  1. I have been following the reviews and ads on this title and I think it is going to be such a fun series. Who doesn't love Teddy Bears?

  2. Thanks for having me on your blog!