Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Murder in the Aisles by Olivia Hill

Murderous intent is no match for killer intellect accessorized with stiletto heels.

If there’s one thing Felicia Swift likes more than sex, it’s books. But her dream job at the Library of Congress takes a macabre turn when she finds a linguistics specialist lying dead between his least favorite subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

Worse, the utterly sexy detective seems to have his eyes on Felicia’s curves more than the evidence, which she is convinced points at the wrong man. And she plans to convince him of just that—right after he buys her an apple martini.

Mark Rizzo plans to wrap up this investigation as quickly as possible. Until he realizes the witness isn’t some dumpy, wizened librarian, but a researcher with endless legs, bottomless intellect, and a bulldog determination to complicate this open-and-shut case all to hell.

As Felicia and Rizzo dig closer to the truth, the real culprit gets jittery enough to try something desperate. Leaving Felicia to wonder if their investigation will lead them down the aisle of no return.

Warning: Contains a jaded detective with more scuffs, scrapes, and scars than a well-loved pair of Timberlands. Plus a more fashion-forward (and probably better smelling) sleuth than Sherlock Holmes who’s as picky about her lovers as she is about her shoes—and make no mistake, she’s had plenty of both.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Murder in the Aisles is a fabulous romantic mystery. We have Dr. Felicia Swift, the beautiful genius with an exceptional eye for detail who works at the Library of Congress. We have handsome Detective Nick Rizzo who is dispatched to investigate when Felicia finds one of her colleagues dead.

There is great chemistry and doctor and the detective. The romance doesn't over power the ongoing mystery as they try to figure out who did it and why. Murder in the Aisles was like a sexed up version of Bones. I'm a bit disappointed this is a series I've discovered from the first book because I'd like to devour more. I guess I'll just have to wait patiently for book 2.

Donna Hill writing as Olivia Hill began her career in 1987 writing short stories for the confession magazines. Since that time she has more than 70 published titles to her credit when her first novel was released in 1990, and is considered one of the early pioneers of the African American romance genre. Three of her novels have been adapted for television. She has been featured in Essence, the New York Daily News, USA Today, Today’s Black Woman and Black Enterprise, among many others. She has appeared on numerous radio and television stations across the country and her work has appeared on several bestseller lists, including Essence, Emerge and The Dallas Morning News, among others. She has received numerous awards for her body of work—which cross several genres—including the Career Achievement Award and she was the first recipient of the Trailblazer Award. She received the Zora Neale Hurston Literary Award, the Gold Pen Award and others, as well as commendations for her community service during her tenure as Director for Kianga House—a transitional residence for homeless teen mothers and their children. Donna co-wrote the screenplay Fire, which enjoyed limited theater release before going to DVD. As an editor she has packaged several highly successful novels and anthologies, two of which were nominated for awards. She served as a writing instructor at the Frederick Douglass Creative Arts Center in New York. Donna has been a writing instructor with the Elders Writing Program sponsored by Medgar Evers College through Poets & Writers. Donna is a graduate of Goddard College with an MFA in Creative Writing and is currently in pursuit of her Ph.D. in Secondary & Adult Education. She is an Adjunct Professor of English at Essex County College, Baruch College and Medgar Evers College.

Donna lives in Brooklyn with her family.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Murder in the Aisles (A Felicia Swift Mystery #1) by Olivia Hill to read and review.

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