Monday, 15 June 2015

#Review & $50 #Amazon Gift Card #Giveaway: You Can't Get Blood Out of Shag Carpet by Juliette Harper

Welcome to the blog tour of You Can't Get Blood Out of Shag Carpet by Juliette Harper! This is the first book in A Study Club Mystery series and it's now available for sale on Amazon and Smashwords for only .99 cents!
This tour runs June 15-26 with reviews, interviews, guest posts and excerpts. Check out the tour page for the full schedule.

About the Book:
Wanda Jean Milton discovers her husband, local exterminator Hilton Milton, dead on her new shag carpet with an Old Hickory carving knife sticking out of his chest. Beside herself over how she’ll remove the stain, and grief-stricken over Hilton’s demise, Wanda Jean finds herself the prime suspect in the case. But she is also a member of “the” local Study Club, a bastion of independent Texas feminism 1960s style. Club President Clara Wyler has no intention of allowing a member to be a murder suspect during her administration. Aided by her younger sister and County Clerk, Mae Ella Gormley; Sugar Watson, the proprietress of Sugar’s Style and Spray; and Wilma Schneider, Army MASH veteran and local RN, the Club women set out to clear Wanda Jean’s name — never guessing the local dirt they’ll uncover in the process.

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Wanda Jean Milton's husband is dead..with her best Old Hickory carving knife sticking out of his chest..on her new shag carpet.  The police thinks that Wanda is a prime suspect.  Study Club President Clara Wyler doesn't think so, and she is not going to allow one of her club members arrested while she leads the club.  Club members Sugar, Mae Ella and Wilma join with Clara to find the murderer of Wanda's husband.  While trying to solve the mystery, the team uncovers various dirty secrets of their town folk along the way.

The story is set in 1960s and it's really interesting to know the various beliefs that were prevailing at that time period.  Even at that time, these study club ladies had been trying to be independent and to have a voice on their own in their household and society.  That's some pretty great thing for the author to touch on.  The story itself is simple, but with various subplots, each one as interesting as the other.  Although this is a mystery, it's fun to read and had less thrill.  This was both an advantage and a disadvantage.  As the mystery element is not thrilling enough, when I completed the novel, it didn't feel like reading a all, but like listening to a lot of gossips in a very short span of time.  Which is fine with me.

The writing was good and the book is clean. This was my first read from this author, but it's definitely going to continue.

An interesting take on mystery genre!



About the author:
Juliette Harper is the pen name used by the writing team of Patricia Pauletti and Rana K. Williamson. You Can’t Get Blood Out of Shag Carpet is the first installment of Harper’s debut cozy Study Club Mysteries, an hilariously funny look at the often absurd eccentricities of small town life. The second book, to be released in coming months, is called You Can’t Put a Corpse in a Parade.

The droll series, set in the 1960s, is a light-hearted spinoff of Harper’s Lockwood Legacy a nine-book chronicle of the lives of three sisters who inherit a ranch in Central Texas following their father’s suicide. Three of the novels are currently available: Langston’s Daughters, Baxter’s Draw, and Alice’s Portrait. The fourth book, Mandy’s Father, will appear in Summer 2015.

And don’t miss Harper’s first foray into the world of the supernatural, Descendants of the Rose, Book 1 in the Selby Jensen Paranormal Mystery series. The second Selby Jensen book, Lost in Room 636 is also scheduled for a Summer 2015 release.

Pauletti, an Easterner of Italian descent, is an accomplished musician with an eye for art and design. Williamson, a Texan, worked as a journalist and university history instructor before becoming a full-time freelance writer in 2002.

One (1) winner gets a $50 Amazon Gift Card (INT), one (1) winner gets Langston's Daughters, Baxter's Draw and Alice's Portrait in paperback (US) and one (1) winner gets Descendants of the Rose in paperback (US)
Ends June 29th

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This event was organized by CBB Book Promotions.


  1. I'm glad you enjoyed! Thank you so much for hosting a tour stop!

  2. this book sounds intriguing

  3. This sounds like a great book. I would love to read it. Thank you for the giveaway.

  4. I do love this cover & it's a very helpful review.

  5. this looks and sounds like a lot of fun :) thanks for sharing!

  6. This sounds like a great read! I love the cover.

  7. I want to read this. I need a really great read. Thanks so much.

  8. Looks like an interesting book ;)

  9. Enjoyed reading your review, thank you!

  10. I love the title I had a little giggle thinking of someone mourning at the mess on the carpet. Intriguing sounding book I'll be on the look out thanks for the giveaway

  11. The title gave me a big grin.I just know this book will be an awesome read and a lot of fun!

  12. I can see this is going to be a fun read! I like the humor :)


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