Monday, February 18, 2008

Book Review: "Death of a Six-Foot Teddy Bear" by Sharon Dunn and BOOK GIVEAWAY!

I'm giving away a brand new copy of today's book! Leave a comment with your email address so I can contact you if you win. I'll pick a name and announce the winner on Monday, February 25. Good luck!

Deals and coupons won't help out this bear

The Bargain Hunter girls are back and this time they're in Calamity, NV for some major bargain shopping. Before they can get started on sales at the World's Largest Garage Sale, they have to encounter problems at their overbooked, non air conditioned hotel. There they run into a menagerie of characters including the hotel manager, his show girl ex wife, a former aging child star, and a college guy who dresses up as a teddy bear who becomes interested in Kindra. Plus Ginger can't locate her husband Earl who was supposed to be setting up his booth at the Inventor's Expo which is competing with the Squirrel Lovers Convention. But just when things couldn't get crazier, a man in a teddy bear suit is murdered and everyone becomes a suspect. Will the BH girls be able to solve the mystery in time?

Since I had enjoyed the first book in the Bargain Hunters series, I was excited to read the second installment. And with a title like that, who wouldn't be intrigued? Fans will be thrilled with this book. The mystery in this story is awesome. I had no idea who the killer was. There were twists and turns everywhere that kept me guessing. The unique characters in this story are what makes it really interesting. I loved all the little stories and side plots that were happening throughout the book. There's lots of humor that will keep you laughing. I did cringe a bit at the fate of one of the squirrels. I really liked Kindra's relationship with Xabier (very unique name) because they were really cute. Same goes for Earl and Ginger and how they had to learn to trust each other. I hope that in the next book we'll get a story featuring Suzanne as I felt she was sort of a third wheel in this book. I liked Artleta's character especially when she finally decides to become a Christian. Her question about whether something extraordinary was supposed to happen after her conversion rings true, because it always seems to happen in older Christian fiction. I thought it was a pretty funny tongue in cheek statement. There were just two minor quirks I had with this book. One was nothing much was done with the cyber stalker even after their identity was revealed. I felt that it was unsatisfying that the women did not pursue trying to figure out who the person was. They did not even seem mildly concerned when the stalker got threatening and sounding crazy. The other little thing was there wasn't much bargain talk in this story. I would have liked a bit more info about the gals' finds at the garage sale but it's understandable because the murder plot takes more precedence. Other than these two things, I really enjoyed this book. I am so looking forward to the next book in this series. If you enjoy mysteries that'll teach you how to save money, READ this book!

Sharon Dunn is the author of Death of a Garage Sale Newbie, book one in the Bargain Hunters Mysteries, and the Ruby Taylor mystery novels including Sassy Cinderella, which was voted Book of the Year by American Christian Fiction Writers. She earned a BA in television production and a master’s in history Sharon lives in Bozeman, Montana, with her husband of twenty years, three children, two cats, and lots of dust bunnies.


Death of a Six Foot Teddy Bear by Sharon Dunn is published by Multnomah (2008)

33 comments:

  1. Oooooo, that book looks good...

    melinda(at)melindamusil(dot)com

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  2. Hannah7:53 AM

    i would love to win a copy of this book! i have the first book in the series and it is great! hsmuda[at]gmail[dot]com thanks!

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  3. navynurse8:04 AM

    I think this one looks good. I am navynurse on Frugalreader.

    Melissa;)

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  4. mamakane8:49 AM

    Please include me in the drawing. mamakane at yahoo dot com THANKS

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  5. sounds fun to read, please enter me, thanks!

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  6. Please enter my name. Thanks!

    bookhearth [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  7. Count me in
    bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  8. Anonymous12:48 PM

    This looks like a great book ! I havent read any Sharon Dunn's work but it looks like right up my alley. Thank you for the reviews you give on your Blog and in FR.

    Dkirchoff

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  9. I love this title. Sounds like such a good book. Would love to win this one.

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  10. I love this title. sounds like such an interesting book. Would love to be choosen to win.

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  11. This sounds delightful. Please enter me! Thanks!

    hope _ chastain [at] yahoo [dot] com (no spaces)

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  12. Anonymous3:09 PM

    I'm just starting to get into mysteries, please add me

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  13. I would like to read this!

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  14. Please enter me in for the drawing.
    Thanks

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  15. This sounds fun! I'd like to read the first one too!

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  16. Anonymous5:01 PM

    Please include me in the drawing.
    Thanks,
    Marilyn
    Fmartin816 at comcast dot net

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  17. Sounds like a great read!

    I've posted this at my book review/contest blog - A Book Blogger's Diary

    Hope that's ok with you. Thanks!
    abookblogger at gmail dot com

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  18. This book sounds very good and I love the title & cover. I would love to be enter I posted about this book on my blog :-)

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    Hugssss
    LindaH

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  19. Sounds like a good read!!

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  20. Anonymous6:35 PM

    I think this book looks like it would be a good one. Please include me in your drawing. Your Frugal Reader Friend.

    Debbie
    debsbooks
    Debdesk9@verizon.net

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  21. Shoppers and a mystery. Bring it on! Thanks,Cindi
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  22. Please enter me in the contest. This sounds like a great book.

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  23. Please enter me in the giveaway. Thank you.

    karin56381 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  24. I'd love to read this book!

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  25. Anonymous12:51 AM

    Please enter me. I'd love to win the 2nd book in this series.
    bookwurm70 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  26. This book looks terrific. Please add my name into the drawing. Thanks.

    stacey_dale[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  27. Anonymous12:54 PM

    Oh, I would love to win this book! I am a bargain hunter through and through. Please enter my name in the drawing. God Bless!
    Kyndra Watkins
    smile_y9@yahoo.com

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  28. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of this book! I know I'll enjoy it.

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  29. Anonymous4:42 PM

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  30. Anonymous11:05 PM

    I've read the first BH book and this one is in my wishlist. Please enter me in the drawing.

    Many Blessings,
    GamomJill

    j3fortner@joimail.com

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  31. This book sounds very interesting. And I love teddy bears. Please enter me in your drawing, thanks, TK.
    vcw1476 at gmail dot com

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  32. this looks like a fun book. Please enter my name.
    mjkeltch[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  33. Anonymous8:36 AM

    Sounds like a great madcap mystery! Would love to read it. Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks!

    gratefulgrama

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