Sunday, March 22, 2015

Admit to Mayhem Book Review

Title: Admit to Mayhem
Author: D.J. Adamson
Publisher: Horatio Press
Pages: 286
Genre: Mystery/Amateur Sleuth
Format: Paperback/Kindle
With a contrary attitude and an addiction for independence, Lillian Dove admits she has not been a success in life. In fact, she considers failing as one of her addictions. Yet, when she comes across a suspicious house fire with a history of arson and murder, she instinctively attempts to help someone trapped. Lillian becomes the only possible eyewitness to criminal arson, and her life begins to spiral out of control. 
Lillian Dove is an endearing “everywoman” struggling with life issues, emotional complexities and a habit of doing just the opposite of what she’s told to do. These qualities in a heroine give the reader an ability to vicariously struggle along with the protagonist in this intriguing Midwest Noir mystery. 
My Thoughts:
Lillian Dove is definitely some kind of character and you won't want to miss reading this sometimes very funny, sometimes dangerous and a very crazy way to go about solving a mystery and making sense of Lillian Dove and her life!
She does admit to being an alcoholic, drinking Pepsi and being a chocolate fiend. She also loves men and isn't ashamed of any of it. Heck, she even works in a Package Store to show how much willpower she has to not drink if she doesn't want to.
You are going to enjoy reading about Lillian and her brush with an arsonist whom she saw set the fire and all of the antics that happen after that! Heck, even the Sheriff likes her and wants to be more than friends but I am not too sure how his wife would like that idea!
Happy Reading!
About the Author: 
D. J. Adamson is an award-winning author. Her family roots grow deep in the Midwest and it is here she sets much of her work. She juggles her time between her own desk and teaching writing to others at two Los Angeles area colleges. Along with her husband and two Welsh Terriers, she makes her home in Southern California.


Loretta Sullivan said...

I read a lot of cozy mystery books but I enjoy a good thriller and everything in between. If it's mystery, I'll read it!

Meghan said...

I really like both. Thank you for the chance to win.

Anita Yancey said...

I really like both, but I prefer the more complex and graphic mystery or thriller. Thanks for having the giveaway.