Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Heartache Motel by Terri L. Austin, Larissa Reinhart, LynDee Walker ~ My Thoughts


Heartache Motel

Heartache Motel: Three Interconnected Mystery Novellas by Terri L. Austin, Larissa Reinhart, LynDee Walker
Print and e-book, 214 pages
Published December 8th 2013 by Henery Press

Elvis has left the building, but he’s forever memorialized at the Heartache Motel. Filled with drag queens, Rock-a-Hula cocktails, and a vibrating velveteen bed, these three novellas tell the tales of three amateur sleuths who spend their holidays at the King’s beloved home.

Diners, Keepers, Losers, Weepers by Terri L. Austin
A Rose Strickland Mystery Novella (follows Diner Impossible)

When Rose and the gang head to Graceland right before Christmas, they get all shook up: the motel is a seedy dump and an Elvis impersonator turns up dead. Rose discovers missing jewels tie into the death and her suspicious mind flips into overdrive, questioning her fellow guests, the staff, and even a cute impersonator who keeps popping up. Will Rose be able to find the murderer and get home by Christmas day? It’s now or never.

Quick Sketch by Larissa Reinhart
A Cherry Tucker Mystery Novella (prequel to Portrait of a Dead Guy)

Sassy Southern artist Cherry Tucker and her poker-loving boyfriend, Todd, pop into Memphis to help Todd’s cousin who’s been hustled out of his savings, right before Christmas. Staying at the shady Heartache Motel, Cherry can’t tell a shill from a mark and fears everyone is playing them for chumps. Cherry and Todd quickly find themselves in a dangerous sting that could send them to the slammer or mark them as pigeons from cons looking for an even bigger score.

Dateline Memphis by LynDee Walker
A Headlines in High Heels Mystery Novella (follows Buried Leads)

Crime reporter Nichelle Clarke thinks she’s going home for Christmas. But a quick stop at Graceland proves news breaks in the strangest places. When the King's home gets locked down with Nichelle inside, she chases this headline into the national spotlight—and the thief's crosshairs. Christmas dreams of blue suede Manolos fade, and all Nichelle wants from Santa is to land the story before the thief cuts off her news feed for good.

Books in the Henery Press Mystery Novella Series: Other People's Baggage and Heartache Motel. Part of the Henery Press Mystery Series Collection, if you like one, you'll probably like them all….

My thoughts about Heartache Motel ~~

What a fun, fun read! How can you not like a book revolving around Elvis and Graceland in Memphis? And how can you not just love the quirky characters that these three authors have brought together in this collection of stories? Gotta love Elvis impersonators and drag queens! 

Before reading Heartbreak Motel, I have to admit that I had read only one of these authors. I have read several books in Larissa Reinhart's Cherry Tucker series and this has only deepened my desire to read more. The other two authors are new-to-me but I love their stories—both their style and their characters—that I'm definitely going to be checking out the rest of their series. 

I received a copy of Heartache Motel from Henery Press via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

The authors

Terri L. Austin

Larissa Reinhart
Larissa Reinhart

LynDee Walker
LynDee Walker


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  1. Glad you enjoyed these. I sure did!

  2. This definitely looks like something I would like! I'm adding it to my TBR list!


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