ICED: A Resort to Murder Mystery

ICED: A Resort to Murder Mystery

by Avery Daniels

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Julienne has her ideal job as an event planner at a prestigious resort. During a luncheon event she coordinated, a renowned celebrity pastor is killed next to the buffet. All eyes turn to her as the suspect. If she wants to stay out of jail or even keep her job, Julienne needs all the help she can get to solve the crime.
She has her work cut out for her with a vengeful high school rival now reporter, the public demanding she be fired, plus family who knows what's best for her, and a boyfriend who doesn't understand her. She turns to friends and a new ally to uncover who wanted to put the pastor on ice.
Julienne goes undercover and investigates a local swingers group as she follows the trail of clues before they go cold. Can she gather enough suspects and motives to convince the police to widen their investigation? Can she do it before the killer sets his murderous sights on her? Will her personal life ever be as simple as unveiling a murderer?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158627163
Publisher: Blazing Sword Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date: 05/31/2017
Series: Resort to Murder Mysteries , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 284
Sales rank: 856,690
File size: 485 KB

About the Author

Avery Daniels was born and raised in Colorado, graduated from college with a degree in business administration and has worked in fortune 500 companies and Department of Defense her entire life. Her most eventful job was apartment management for 352 units. She still resides in Colorado with two brother black cats as her spirited companions. She volunteers for a cat shelter, enjoys scrapbooking and card making, photography, and painting in watercolor and acrylic. She inherited a love for reading from her mother and grandmother and grew up talking about books at the dinner table.

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ICED: A Resort to Murder Mystery 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
InspirationalAngel531 More than 1 year ago
Title: Iced - A Resort to Murder Mystery Book 1 Author: Avery Daniels Publisher: Blazing Sword Publishing Published: 5-31-2017 Pages: 284 Genre: Mystery, Thrillers & Suspense Sub-Genre: Travel; Spas; Cozy Mystery; Amateur Sleuths ISBN: 9780999031810 ASIN: B071LFD6JV Reviewed For NetGalley and Blazing Sword Publishing Reviewer: DelAnne Rating: 4.5 Stars Avery Daniels shows her writing talents with her debut novel of her new series. With a well rounded characters and a plot the flows quickly and smoothly between scenes. It is a fast paced story and a delightfully fun read. My rating of "Iced: A Resort to Murder Mystery Book 1" is 4.5 out of 5 stars.
lauralovesreviewingLT More than 1 year ago
I have a fondness for cozy mysteries. They have such quirky titles and colorful covers. And there are so many themes. Food, pets, sewing, clothing and more. The theme for this book is new to me. It’s never a dull moment for Julienne. She works at a luxurious resort as an event planner. Everything must run smoothly and last minute changes will be accommodated. Except when it’s a dead body. Somebody killed the beloved Pastor Tom. Ran him through with an ice sculpture. Julienne had an earlier incident with the pastor so she’s suspect number one in the eyes of Detective Lawrence. If it was up to him, they need look no further for the killer. She knows she didn’t kill the pastor and Julienne enlists the help of some friends and the sexy new neighbor to sort things out and bring the killer to justice. Quite the mystery. There was no clear suspect. My radar pinged on one, but then I didn’t read about that person again until way further in the story. And I was wrong. I enjoyed reading about Julienne’s personal life as much as I did the mystery. She’s fighting for her independence. Her dad thinks she should get married and have babies. And her boyfriend seems to have her future all mapped out for her. When she’s finally had enough and puts her foot down, or rather stamps it, I applauded her. I like strong female protagonists and I was with her all the way as she carved out her own life. You don’t have to be a cozy fan to enjoy this book. It’s got lots of colorful characters, fun dialogue, and an ending that comes out of left field. It’s good clean fun.
Melissa_Ann More than 1 year ago
"Iced Resort to Murder Mystery" by Avery Daniels was a light and fluffy read. It's one of those books you can bring to the beach,or just read on a lazy Sunday afternoon. I read it in a day, so it's definitely quick and easy read. However there are a lot of instances where there were things such as bad grammar, poor sentence structure, and typos that brought me out of the story a bit. My favorite part of the book was probably the main character, Julienne. She's an example of a woman who stands up for herself and fights for what she wants and believes in. She's worked all her life so she could travel the world and work at different hotels, even though some people in her life may not be very supportive and think that her dream is just a fantasy. However, Julienne continues to stand up for herself in a multitude of ways, and I was totally here for that. The plot itself is OK. There are some questions regarding the characters that I had, such as why is the main detective such a jerk from the start, and could Mason (the love interest) really be that perfect? I just wanted to be able to see more fleshed out characteristics along with flaws and motives. It was a good mystery, as well. While I had some ideas on who I thought the culprit was, it took until the end for me to figure everything out. The mystery is what keeps the story going, and makes the reader want to keep turning the page to finally see who the killer is. This book is a fun and easy read that I would recommend to anyone who is looking for a mystery and doesn't want a dense tomb of a book to read.
DaneWeimMama More than 1 year ago
Great book in a fun new series. I loved the characters (especially Julienne) & the story was well written & entertaining. I look forward to reading more in this series! I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Jane-Reads More than 1 year ago
Iced, the first book in the Resort to Murder Mystery series, is entertaining and un-put-down-able. Julienne, the main character, is the manager-in-training at a five-star resort. She's quite relatable, as is her support system — her cousins Felicia and Loring, and her lively, elderly neighbors Delores, Beverly, and Nathan. Julienne's new neighbor, Mason Sheridan, goes from being a puzzle to someone else she can count on for support. I really like how Julienne stands up for herself with her father, aunt, uncle, and boyfriend, when they try to... (Oops, I don't want to spoil it for you.) The mystery is very good in Iced. As Julienne is trying to find out who really killed Pastor Tom, she uncovers several plausible motives and suspects, so the reader has some red herrings to weed out. The climax, when Julienne discovers whodunit, is very exciting. I love the ending of Iced, and am already looking forward to reading Book #2, Nailed. I recommend Iced to all cozy mystery fans, especially those who are also fans of the Geek Girl Mysteries by Julie Anne Lindsey, and the Leah Norwood Mysteries by B. L. Blair. I really enjoyed Iced by Avery Daniels, and hereby grant it Four Stars! [Note: I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of Iced. All opinions shared are 100% my own.] Originally published on my blog Jane Reads.