The Dreamslippers are a family of private investigators who solve crimes by using their ability to ‘slip’ into your dreams. But that isn’t easy. In Framed and Burning, they have to defend one of their own. Someone sets fire to Mick Travers’ art studio, killing his assistant, and Mick won’t give an alibi. His sister is convinced he’s innocent, but her granddaughter and the police aren’t so sure.
Title: Framed and Burning (Dreamslippers #2)
Author: Lisa Brunette
Genre: Fiction / Adult Fiction / Mystery
Publisher: Sky Harbor LLC
Release Date: September 14, 2015
Source: Author via Sage’s Blog Tours
FTC Disclosure: I received a copy of The Thread That Binds from the author via Sage’s Blog Tours in exchange for a fair and honest review. Opinions expressed are mine.
Despite the numbers of review requests coming in lately, I seem to gravitate toward what I often categorize “cozy mysteries.” However, Framed and Burning wasn’t consistently “cozy,” but it was fast-paced and filled with intrigue, suspense, and two women and one man all equipped to walk into your dreams.
I have not read the first book in the Dreamslippers Series, but Lisa Brunette writes in such a seamless manner and with a flowing sense of keeping her reader informed that this second in the series became a good stand-alone.
With the first page, I was engrossed in the plot, characters, and helping solve the mystery of who set fire to Mick Travers’s studio. My first thoughts were that Mick, his sister, and her granddaughter are so conflicted they might not be able to work together. Yet, this did not interfere with the writer’s plotting of her story line.
Especially enjoyable for me were the scenes involving the dreamslipping. However, I can see where this could be a troublesome and even dangerous activity. It did keep the suspense at a high point throughout, and I congratulate Lisa Brunette on a clever twist in this series.
Lovers of mystery and suspense will find themselves devoting a cold, wintry day to reading Framed and Burning in one sitting. Toss in a cup of fantasy with the dreamslippers at work and you won’t be able to tear yourself away.
I am committed to going back to read Cat in the Flock, the first in the Dreamslippers Series, and I can say I’ve become a Lisa Brunette fan with this read.Follow the rest of the tour at this link.
Lisa Brunette is the author of the Dreamslippers mystery series. Book One, Cat in the Flock, is an indieBRAG honoree title that has been praised by Kirkus Reviews, Midwest Book Review, Readers Lane, and others.
Brunette is a career writer/editor whose work has appeared in major daily newspapers and magazines, including the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Seattle Woman, and Poets & Writers. She’s interviewed a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, a sex expert, homeless women, and the designer of the Batmobile, among others.
She has story design and writing credits in hundreds of bestselling video games, including the Mystery Case Files, Mystery Trackers, and Dark Tales series for Big Fish and AAA games for Nintendo and Microsoft platforms.
She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from University of Miami, where she was a Michener Fellow. Her short stories and poetry have appeared in Bellingham Review, The Comstock Review, Icarus International, and elsewhere.
She’s also received many honors for her writing, including a major grant from the Tacoma Arts Commission, the William Stafford Award, and the Associated Writing Programs Intro Journals Project Award.
Brunette is a member of Mystery Writers of America and the Pacific Northwest Writers Association.
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