Saturday, July 28, 2012


Title:     Hound Dog Blues
SubTitle:Book 1 of the Blue Suede Memphis Mysteries
Publisher:Bell Bridge Books
Pub Date:March 01, 2012

Virginia Brown
Category:FICTION - ADULT: Mystery, Detective, Suspense & Thrillers: Mystery & Detective
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About the Book . . .

She’s Named After A Motorcycle. Her Dad’s An Elvis Impersonator. Her Mom Talks To Spirit Guides. 
Someone’s Kidnapped The Family Dog—Named King, in Elvis’s Honor. There’s a Ransom Note.
And Then Things Really Get Weird. 

Memphis tour guide, Harley Jean Davidson, is about to enjoy a rare day off when her parents call with news that King, their border collie, has been dognapped. Harley Jean’s mom insists the culprit is Bruno Jett, their next door neighbor. Harley Jean would rather run over her own foot with a motorcycle than talk to him. He’s drop-dead gorgeous—with a dangerous attitude she’d like to avoid. 

But King has to be rescued, so she sets off to find him. Harley Jean gets more than she bargains for when she finds a body, as well. Bruno Jett is definitely involved, but how? 

The Memphis P.D. wants to pin the murder on Harley Jean’s dad. Now it’s up to her to clear his name . . . and avoid becoming the killer’s next victim. 

About the Author . . .      

Virginia Brown is the author of more than fifty novels, including the bestselling Dixie Diva mystery series.  Since writing her first romance novel in 1984, Virginia Brown has written nearly 50 romance novels. Many of her books have been nominated for Romantic Times' Reviewer's Choice, Career Achievement Award for Love and Laughter, and Career Achievement Award for Adventure. Her works regularly appear on national bestseller lists. Having written under several different names about historical eras such as the old West, Regency-era, and the American Civil War, she now writes under a new pseudonym, Juliana Garnett, to focus upon the medieval era.
A native of Tennessee, Virginia spent her childhood traveling with her parents as a "military brat,” living all over the US and in Japan. This influenced her love of travel and adventure, which is reflected in her work.
Twice a year, Virginia visits England to research her novels, and includes Scotland in her travels. She feels this adds a new dimension to her work, and enables her to more authentically impart the true flavor of the geographical and historical sites.
In addition to appearing on the nationally syndicated television program What's Hot, What's Not, Virginia Brown has been interviewed by Jane Pauley on the Today Show, and regularly appears on local television and radio shows in addition to coverage by the press. She also experienced a first for a romance writer by appearing on the cover of Memphis, the magazine.
Virginia is the mother of four grown children, and now enjoys her menagerie of dogs that includes a fat beagle, two part-chows, a hound and five cats. As the grandmother of three lovely children, one of her greatest pleasures these days is visiting with Justin, Christina, and Gaby.
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Reader Review. . . 

Harley Jean Davidson is a Memphis tour guide who spend most of her time driving conventioneers and tourists to Graceland and Beale Street.   Her parents, Yogi and Diva, are old hippies who never quite gave up the flower child lifestyle.  When their dog, King (named, of course, for Elvis) is dognapped, they call Harley for help.  While searching for King, she finds their elderly neighbor murdered.  When Yogi and Diva go missing, the police leap to the conclusion that Yogi must be guilty.  Harley makes it her mission to find her parents before the police do.  

Any novel that is set in Memphis, has a protagonist named after the iconic motorcycle, features the Peabody, Beale Street, and barbecue, has to be good.  Add two characters named Yogi and Diva and you know it's going to be a fun read.  Because I don't believe in "spoilers", I won't explain this next part, but by the time Harley started carrying a wooden phallus, I knew this was a series I would return to again and again.  It has a good plot, entertaining dialogue, offbeat characters, and again, I have to say it, a wooden phallus.  

If I could, I would give it more than 5 stars.  Thank you, thank you very much....

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the NetGalley book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”        



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