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A Contest to Kill For is going on tour with Rachel's Random Resources, if you wish to participate please contact me on with your name, blog name, preferred post type and availability. 

A Contest to Kill For by E. V. Hunter

Genre: Cozy Crime

Tour Dates: 10th - 16th May 2023

Publication Date: 10th May 2023

Formats available: Netgalley Widget

Publisher: Boldwood Books

Standalone Second book in The Hopgood Hall Murder Mysteries Series

Types of post available: Reviews only

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The competition is fierce….


Desperate to try and rebuild the reputation of Hopgood Hall, owners Alexi Ellis and Cheryl and Drew Hopgood agree to host a realty TV baking show, spearheaded by their arrogant but enigmatic head chef Marcel Gasquet. Hopefully the ratings will bring in bookings to the struggling hotel and Cosmo, Alexi's antisocial feral cat, is hoping to get a starring role too!


The temperature is high…


Fiery and hot-headed, Marcel’s antics makes for brilliant television, but off-screen trouble is brewing. One of the contestants, femme fatale Juliette Hammond, makes it clear that she will do anything to secure the winning prize – even if it means sweetening up the prima donna chef.


The results are deadly!


So when Juliette is found dead, all eyes turn to Marcel. Has his fiery French temper got the better of him or has someone else fallen victim to Juliette’s devious ways?


With the reputation of the hotel in tatters and Marcel's liberty on the line, Alexi needs answers and fast.  And the only person she can turn to for help is her old friend and private eye Jack Maddox.  Jack's working his own case, but he can't refuse Alexi and he knows more than anyone that this murder could cost them everything!

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About E. V. Hunter

Evie Hunter has written a great many successful regency romances as Wendy Soliman and is now redirecting her talents to produce dark gritty thrillers and cozy crime for Boldwood. For the past twenty years she has lived the life of a nomad, roaming the world on interesting forms of transport, but has now settled back in the UK. 

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Blog Tour Schedule

Maximum 3 stops per day.  Confirmed blogs will appear here. 

10th May

  1. The Book Decoder

  2. loopyloulaura

  3. Kitty McIntosh

11th May

  1. The Word Is Out - Alyson's Reviews

  2. The Divine Write

  3. Bookish Jottings

12th May

  1. oilycaffeinatedmama

  2. Tizi's Book Review

  3. Jane Hunt Writer (jolliffe01)

13th May


  2. Ginger Book Geek

  3. Sapphyria's Books

14th May


  2. InsomniacBookwormBookreviews

  3. TBHonest

15th May

  1. annette_reads_daily

  2. @candygirl73reads

  3. swmyreviews

16th May

  1. Review Thick And Thin

  2. Sharon Beyond The Books

  3. Niki Preston 

17th May

  1. PAJNewman

  2. Christian Bookaholic

  3. @twoladiesandabook

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