Blog Tour (Review): Grace Among Thieves by Kari Bovée

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Book Details:

Book Title: Grace Among Thieves (A Grace Michelle Mystery) by Kari Bovee
Category: Adult Fiction (18 +), 315
Genre: Historical Mystery
Publisher: Bosque Publishing
Release date: Feb 15, 2022
Content Rating: PG. Some Mild Language

Book Description:
A priceless heirloom worth its weight in lives. Can she crack the case before she becomes a killer’s trophy?

Hollywood,

1924. Grace Michelle’s professional star has risen. Now a successful costumier for a major studio, the ambitious woman has just about everything she wants. But when the father she thought was dead reaches out to reconnect, the talented designer doesn’t know what to think… especially after his new wife is kidnapped.

Discovering her dad is mixed up with a stolen Russian artifact, Grace puts her sleuthing skills to work to rescue the abducted lady. But with a famous actress

murdered in connection with the missing valuable and a man she put away stalking her for revenge, the frazzled amateur detective fears getting to the bottom of this crime will leave her six feet under.

Can she hunt down the treasure before it bankrupts the lives of everyone she loves?

Grace Among Thieves is the nail-biting third book in the Grace Michelle Mystery historical series. If you like bright-but-beset heroines, breathtaking twists and

turns, and the glamor of a lost age, then you’ll adore Kari Bovée’s riveting tale.

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I received a copy of Grace Among Thieves for an honest review. What follows is my opinion and mine alone. There was no compensation for this review.

Grace Among Thieves begins four years after the events of the first book. Grace is married, has a ranch, and is fostering children. Her professional side as a costumer is also making great traction. And then a telegram comes into her hand.

Her biological father, the man she had thought dead for over a decade, claims to be wanting to meet her. As if that mystery isn’t enough, there is a celebrity who is asking her for help on a brutal attack. Do these two mysteries go hand in hand? And just what is going on?

I’ll be honest, I haven’t gotten to the second book, but that is okay. Jumping into the third didn’t seem to put me of kilter to Grace and the going-ons in the novel. If anything, this book picked up faster than the first for me. It could be that I know Grace now, it could be that there isn’t a need for a big build up on character, but personally, I feel it’s just the growth of the world and writer. Not that the first book was written bad, it wasn’t. But, you know how it goes, everything in a following novel either breaks or strengthens. If it strengthens, you have a good time.

And this book is a good time.

I was invested in the mysteries unfolding. The moment I saw the telegram, I was annoyed that her father would suddenly appear. It almost felt like a soap opera moment, but Bovée did a great job at showing Grace’s skepticism on top of the overwhelming emotion that has to burst out during times like this.

It added a level to the book that didn’t over dramatize the story or make the book meh.

All in all, this is a good addition to the series and I will definitely need to go back to book two. If you’re reading any of the first books, you won’t be let down.

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Book Details:
Book Title: Grace in the Wings – A Grace Michelle Mystery by Kari Bovee
Category: Adult Fiction (18 +), 340
Genre:
Historical Mystery
Publisher: Bosque Publishing
Release date: September 19, 2019
Content Rating: PG + M. Book has mature themes; adultery, murder, bigamy, but there is no bad language.
Book Description:
A ghost from her past. Her sister murdered. Can Grace slay her demons and find the killer before she ends up dead?

New York City, 1920. Grace Michelle has everything she wants: a home, a family, and a future career as a costume designer for famed showman Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr.’s Ziegfeld Follies. Pretty good for a girl who once lived on the streets of New York City. But when her sister, Sophia,

the star of the show, is murdered, Grace’s safe and protected life is shattered.

Battle-scarred by the war and emotionally scarred by his past, Chet Riker has made it a practice to keep his distance from others; love, after all, leads only to pain. But Chet has a problem—a big one: he’s become indebted to mob-boss Joe Marciano in an attempt to save his estranged mother’s life, and Marciano wants him to pay up or else. Desperate to get the money, he contacts former client Florenz Ziegfeld for work.

Soon, Chet finds himself playing bodyguard fo introverted Grace, who has reluctantly agreed to be Ziegfeld’s new leading lady—on the condition that Ziegfeld promises to find Sophia’s killer. Upon meeting Grace, Chet quickly finds his hardened theory that love equals pain tested. Grace, meanwhile, is swept up in a life she

never wanted as the Follies’ star, and as the pawn in a series of publicity stunts during a transcontinental train trip to California that puts her life at risk. Who would want her and Sophia dead? Together, she and Chet must confront publicity-hungry Florenz Ziegfeld, power-driven Joe Marciano, and their own pasts to find Sophia’s killer—and let themselves love once again.

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Book Details:
Book Title: Grace in Hollywood – A Grace Michelle Mystery by Kari Bovee
Category: Adult Fiction (18 +), 336
Genre:
Historical Mystery
Publisher: Bosque Publishing
Release date: May 25, 2021
Content Rating: PG + M. Book has mature themes; adultery, murder, bigamy, but there is no bad language.
Book Description:
All that glitters… is sometimes blood. With her golden ticket buried in the ground, can she save a wrongly accused teen from the gallows?

Hollywood,

1924. Promoted to lead costume designer of a star-studded film, Grace Michelle should be on top of the world. But between her husband’s debt, her sister’s recent death, and the troubled teenaged girl she’s fostering, she’s struggling to please everyone and still keep a smile on her face. And when a Tinseltown shindig turns deadly, Grace is horrified to discover her young charge unconscious alongside the director’s grisly corpse.

Determined to prove the girl’s innocence, Grace’s own haunted past fills her sleep with prophetic nightmares. And no sooner has she sought clarity from a medium than a second body lands the scared teenager in the slammer.

Can Grace turn the camera on the real culprit before another victim ends up on the cutting room floor?

Grace in Hollywood is the second book in the riveting A Grace Michelle Mystery historical series. If you like fiercely loyal heroines, thrilling whodunits, and the magic of old cinema, then you’ll love Kari Bovee’s enthralling tale.

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Meet the Author:
When she’s not on a horse riding along the beautiful cottonwood-laden acequias of Corrales, New Mexico; or basking on white sand beaches under the Big Island Hawaiian sun, Kari Bovée is escaping into the past—scheming murder and mayhem for her characters both real and imagined in her historical mystery novels.

Kari Bovée writes the award-winning Annie Oakley mystery series and the Grace Michelle mystery series. In 2020 she was honored with First Place in category for the Chanticleer International Clue Awards for her book Folly at the Fair. In 2019 she was awarded the NM/AZ Book Awards Hillerman Award for her novel Girl with a Gun. The novel also received First Place in the 2019 NM/AZ Book Awards in the Mystery/Crime category, and won First in Category in the International Chanticleer Murder & Mayhem Awards. It was also a finalist in the 2019 Next Generation Indie Awards. Her novel Grace in the Wings won First in Category for the 2019 International Chanticleer Chatelaine Awards. Peccadillo at the Palace won Grand Prize in the 2019 Goethe Awards, and was a finalist in the 2019 Best Book Awards Historical Fiction category.

Kari Bovée has worked as a technical writer for a Fortune 500 Company, has written non-fiction for magazines and newsletters, and has worked in the education field as a teacher and educational consultant.

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Tour Schedule:

Mar 1 – Mystery Review Crew – book series spotlight / giveaway
Mar 1 – Working Mommy Journal – book review of GRACE AMONG THIEVES / giveaway
Mar 1 – Bigreadersite – book review of GRACE IN THE WINGS / giveaway
Mar 2 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review of GRACE AMONG THIEVES / giveaway
Mar 2 – Kam’s Place – book review of GRACE IN THE WINGS
Mar 3 – Casia’s Corner – book review of GRACE IN THE WINGS / giveaway
Mar 3 – Bigreadersite – book review of GRACE AMONG THIEVES / giveaway
Mar 4 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of GRACE IN THE WINGS / giveaway
Mar 7 –Kam’s Place – book review of GRACE IN HOLLYWOOD
Mar 7 – History from a Woman’s Perspective – book review of GRACE IN THE WINGS / giveaway
Mar 8 – Elizabeth McKenna – Author – book series spotlight / giveaway
Mar 8 – Casia’s Corner – book review of GRACE IN HOLLYWOOD / giveaway
Mar 9 – Pick a Good Book – book series spotlight / giveaway
Mar 9 – Kam’s Place – book review of GRACE AMONG THIEVES
Mar 10 – Review Thick And Thin – book review of GRACE IN THE WINGS / giveaway
Mar 10 – Olio by Marilyn – book review of GRACE AMONG THIEVES / giveaway
Mar 11 – Buried Under Books – book series spotlight / giveaway
Mar 11 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of GRACE IN HOLLYWOOD / giveaway
Mar 14 – Hall Ways Blog – book series spotlight / giveaway
Mar 15 – My Reading Journeys – book review of GRACE AMONG THIEVES / giveaway
Mar 15 – @twilight_reader – book review of GRACE AMONG THIEVES / giveaway
Mar 16 – History from a Woman’s Perspective – book review of GRACE IN HOLLYWOOD / giveaway
Mar 16 – Casia’s Corner – book review of GRACE AMONG THIEVES / giveaway
Mar 17 – Celticlady’s Reviews – book series spotlight / giveaway
Mar 17 – Review Thick And Thin – book review of GRACE IN HOLLYWOOD / giveaway
Mar 18 – Baroness’ Book Trove – book series spotlight / giveaway
Mar 18 – Brooke Blogs – book series spotlight / giveaway
Mar 18 – Books for Books – book review of GRACE AMONG THIEVES / giveaway
Mar 21 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of GRACE AMONG THIEVES / giveaway
Mar 22 – Splashes of Joy – book review of GRACE IN THE WINGS / giveaway
Mar 22 – History from a Woman’s Perspective – book review of GRACE AMONG THIEVES / giveaway
Mar 23 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review of GRACE AMONG THIEVES / giveaway
Mar 23 – Older & Smarter? – book review of GRACE AMONG THIEVES / giveaway
Mar 24 – Sadie’s Spotlight – book series spotlight / giveaway
Mar 24 – Splashes of Joy – book review of GRACE AMONG THIEVES / giveaway
Mar 24 – Review Thick And Thin – book review of GRACE AMONG THIEVES / giveaway
Mar 25 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book series spotlight / giveaway
Mar 28 – Cover To Cover Café – book review of GRACE AMONG THIEVES / giveaway
Mar 28 – fundinmental – book series spotlight / giveaway
Mar 28 – Westveil Publishing – book review of GRACE AMONG THIEVES / giveaway

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12 thoughts on “Blog Tour (Review): Grace Among Thieves by Kari Bovée”

  1. I love the time period this mystery is set in, and the lead character sounds like a lot of fun.

  2. Grace Among Thieves sounds like a must read mystery to me and I like the cover! Thanks for sharing it with me! Thanks, Cassia, for sharing your review! Have a great day!

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