Review of cozy mystery Big Shot by Kirsten Weiss
Small Town. Big Murder.
The number one secret to my success as a bodyguard? Staying under the radar. But when a wildly public disaster and a dead client blew up my career and reputation, it turned my perfect, solo life upside down.
I thought my tiny hometown of Nowhere would be the ideal out-of-the-way refuge to wait out the media storm.
My little brother had moved into a treehouse. The obscure mountain town had decided to attract tourists with the world’s largest collection of big things… Yes, Nowhere now has the world’s largest pizza cutter. And lawn flamingo. And ball of yarn…
And then I stumbled over a dead body.
All the evidence points to my brother being the bad guy. I may have been out of his life for a while—okay, five years—but I know he’s no killer. Can I clear my brother before he becomes Nowhere’s next Big Fatality?
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Excerpt from Big Shot
Just to be clear, it wasn’t my fault.
It wasn’t my responsibility either. But when my client slipped me a mickey, there’s a principle involved. Though after falling down a flight of hotel stairs, I wasn’t sure what that principle was anymore.
I staggered to my feet, lost the rest of my dinner in a potted palm, and careened through the door into the hotel lobby.
Guests turned to stare, and why not? My blond hair fountained out of a high, pre-makeup-removal ponytail. Camo pajamas and flip-flops completed my tipsy party-girl look.
I staggered deeper into the chic gray and white lobby. Lights glinted off the chrome chandeliers, and I winced at their dizzying starbursts.
My fists clenched on my phone. Or at least I thought they did. My fingers were a little numb. But I’d expelled most of the drugs, and I was going to catch my wayward client, Toomas Koppel, and surveil him until it hurt. Him. Hurt him.
That wasn’t ego. I was well aware of my many flaws. But I also knew who I was and what I was, and what I was was very, very good at surveillance.
Plus, I was an optimist. Personal protection agents, otherwise known as bodyguards, frequently were. We liked to think we were tough and cynical, since our job was to watch for trouble. But you didn’t get into this business if you didn’t think you and your client would survive it. Maybe that was why I’d been snookered by mine. I still had no idea why he’d drugged me, but I was going to find out.
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My Review of Big Shot
Another fantastically fun mystery from Weiss. This one was a bit different from the other ones I’ve read, but it was no less enjoyable. The body guard (oh, sorry, not the preferred term) angle was very interesting, as was the whole murder plot and plot twists. It’s so hard to review these without spoiling because they’re just so cool, and I want to talk about them.
I loved the town in this book. The “biggest everything” angle was laugh-out-loud funny. The giant pink flamingo was definitely giving me the stink eye, and those giant mushrooms were great for all the jokes. Definitely added a lot to the setting and made the place pop.
Not much to say other than go read this. Recommend to fans of fun cozy mysteries who don’t mind a bit of Mafia in their cozies. (I’m not actually sure if that was a spoiler, but there it is.)
About Kirsten Weiss
Kirsten Weiss writes laugh-out-loud, page-turning mysteries. Her heroines aren’t perfect, but they’re smart, they struggle, and they succeed. Kirsten writes in a house high on a hill in the Colorado woods and occasionally ventures out for wine and chocolate. Or for a visit to the local pie shop.
Kirsten is best known for her Wits’ End, Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum, and Tea & Tarot cozy mystery books. So if you like funny, action-packed mysteries with complicated heroines, just turn the page…
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8 thoughts on “Review+Giveaway: Big Shot by Kirsten Weiss”
Thanks for hosting!
I liked the excerpt.
Thank you for hosting Big Shot and for taking the time to read and review it!
Thanks for having this giveaway and for giving us a sneak peek!
Looks like a very interesting book. Great cover!
I love the cover! The colors and graphics are great.
How do you handle writing slumps?