From USA Today bestselling authors Nicole Leiren and Elizabeth Ashby comes ...
Lilly Waters is loving life as the new assistant manager at the Smugglers’ Tavern in the small town of Danger Cove. So the last thing she wants or expects is an impromptu family reunion with the wannabe-rock star dad and his number-one-fan (her mother) who were noticeably absent from her childhood. Not only does Lilly have her hands full dealing with Mom and Dad who act more like teenagers than parents, but she also finds herself in hot water when the son of a Chicago mob boss is murdered on tavern property. Now Lilly's mom is the number one suspect, and Lilly isn't sure where her loyalties lie.
The search for answers leads Lilly down a dangerous path where she uncovers more suspects than she can say Thanksgiving grace over—including a tattooed trouble maker, a gambler who turned against the mob, and even her own father! All their motivations prove dirtier than her signature martinis, and if Lilly doesn't get to the truth soon, not only will dinner be ruined, but the killer may serve her up on a silver platter.
The Danger Cove books:
Secret of the Painted Lady (a Danger Cove Renovation Mystery)
Murder and Mai Tais (a Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery)
Death by Scones (a Danger Cove Bakery Mystery)
Four-Patch of Trouble (a Danger Cove Quilting Mystery)
Deadly Dye and a Soy Chai (a Danger Cove Hair Salon Mystery)
Killer Closet Case (a Danger Cove B&B Mystery)
Tree of Life and Death (a Danger Cove Quilting Mystery)
A Killing in the Market (a Danger Cove Farmers' Market short story in the "Killer Beach Reads" collection)
Killer Colada (a Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery)
Passion, Poison & Puppy Dogs (a Danger Cove Pet Sitter Mystery)
A Novel Death (a Danger Cove Bookshop Mystery)
Robbing Peter to Kill Paul (a Danger Cove Quilting Mystery)
Sinister Snickerdoodles (a Danger Cove Bakery Mystery)
Hurricanes and Heroes (a Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery)
A Death in the Flower Garden (a Danger Cove Famers' Market Mystery)
Divas, Diamonds & Death (a Danger Cove Pet Sitter Mystery)
A Slaying in the Orchard (a Danger Cove Famers' Market Mystery)
A Secret in the Pumpkin Patch (a Danger Cove Famers' Market Mystery)
Deadly Dirty Martinis (a Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery)
A Poison Manicure and Peach Liqueur (a Danger Cove Hair Salon Mystery)
About Danger Cove:
Danger Cove is a sleepy little town in the Pacific Northwest and home to renowned mystery novelist, Elizabeth Ashby. While Elizabeth swears the stories she writes are fiction, you can find the inspiration for her murderous tales all over Danger Cove...from the intriguing cast of local characters to the places to eat, play, and explore in Danger Cove. Don't let our name fool you—we're the friendliest (even if deadliest) town in the Pacific Northwest!
About the Author
Elizabeth Ashby was born and raised in Danger Cove and now uses her literary talent to tell stories about the town she knows and loves. Ms. Ashby has penned several Danger Cove Mysteries, which are published by Gemma Halliday Publishing. While she does admit to taking some poetic license in her storytelling, she loves to incorporate the real people and places of her hometown into her stories. She says anyone who visits Danger Cove is fair game for her poisoned pen, so tourists beware! When she's not writing, Ms. Ashby enjoys gardening, taking long walks along the Pacific coastline, and curling up with a hot cup of tea, her cat, Sherlock, and a thrilling novel.
Nicole is a debut author with her contemporary romance series, Heroes of the Night. She has been an avid reader and lover of books from a very young age. Starting with Encyclopedia Brown, Nancy Drew, and Black Beauty, her love for mysteries grew and expanded to include romance and suspense. A Midwest girl, born and raised, her stories capture the love and laughter in her real world heroes and heroines.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
You guys!! I’m going on a Cozy Mystery spree now thanks to Nicole Leiren, Gemma Halliday Publishing, and the Danger Cove Mysteries series! As you might know, I don’t get a lot of time to read anymore so I’m ecstatic when I find an amazing book that renews my bookworm obsessions and makes me want to add more reading time to my schedule. That’s exactly what DEADLY DIRTY MARTINIS has done, and I can’t wait to have a Danger Cove reading marathon! Deadly Dirty Martinis is book number 18 (and Nicole’s second book) in the Danger Cove series (listed as a Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery) and does mention her previous book, Heroes and Hurricanes (also a Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery), but from what I could tell, doesn’t give any spoilers to the previous book, only giving a peek into what happened to share the main characters history with other characters in the story. This is the first Danger Cove book I’ve read, and they appear to be standalone stories with cameos from characters in books by other authors in the series. (If this is wrong, I’ll let you know once I read the other books.) As for Deadly Dirty Martinis itself, this book held my attention from the first page despite being sick, doped up on cold meds, and having no energy. I loved the idea of the PLH factor and am definitely going to work that into my life as well. The main setting of this story is in a bar and involves Lilly, her employees/coworkers, and a band on tour. All things that I can relate to and loved reliving throughout the story. Fortunately for me, none of my memories involve a murder or anything close from what I can recall. I read (or listened as my ipad read) the book in one evening and can’t wait to read Nicole’s earlier contribution and the rest of the series. I’m moving to Danger Cove, y’all! Care to join me?!
Very enjoyable read. Recommended for that lazy rainy day read.
This is a great book; this is the eighteenth book in the Danger Cove Series written by Nicole Leiren and Elizabeth Ashby. This book can be read as a standalone, but once you read it you will defiantly want to go back and catch up with the other books in this series. Lilly Waters is loving life as the new assistant manager at the Smugglers’ Tavern in the small town of Danger Cove. So the last thing she wants or expects is an impromptu family reunion with the wannabe-rock star dad and his number-one-fan (her mother) who were noticeably absent from her childhood. Not only does Lilly have her hands full dealing with Mom and Dad who act more like teenagers than parents, but she also finds herself in hot water when the son of a Chicago mob boss is murdered on tavern property. Now Lilly's mom is the number one suspect, and Lilly isn't sure where her loyalties lie. This is a great book with a wonderful story and well developed characters. This book will keep you reading long into the night. If you are looking for a great book, then you need to read this book. I am looking forward to reading the next book by this great author. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader’s copy of this book. The free book held no determination on my personal review.
A great addition to the Danger Cove mystery series. Lily is reasonably comfortable with where she is in life and the friends she has made in town. Then a murder of the manager of the Smuggler’s Tavern sends her life into turmoil especially when her mother (who is just visiting) is arrested for the murder. Another enjoyable and fast read.