I’m tellin ya…..Bubba Done It ~ Cozy Southern Mystery Review and Giveaway

Posted: May 25, 2015 in Blog Tour, Cozy Mystery, giveaways, reviews, Series
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Bubba Done It
by Maggie Toussaint

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Bubba Done It (A Dreamwalker Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
Publisher: Five Star (May 20, 2015)
Hardcover
ISBN-13: 978-1432830670

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My Review

Yep. Bubba gone and done it. He killed someone.

But wait, which Bubba done it. This is the south, you know. Everybody knows a Bubba. It’s such a common name, you run into them everywhere.

So which Bubba killed the most despised man in town?

Well, I can’t tell you that. I’d be spoiling this fun mystery for ya.

I can tell you that I didn’t have a clue until the very end. Well, I might have, but then the author had me following Baxley, pet-sitter, landscaper, and town Dreamwalker, going from one Bubba suspect to the next. Pretty soon, I was as confounded as she was.

When the dying man whispered, “Bubba done it,” it opened a big can of worms.

Baxley gets more and more into the murder investigation despite the sherriff’s warning to keep her nose out of it, painting herself as a target in the real world of Sinclair County, Georgia, and in the spiritual world where she dreamwalks.

Lots of angry spirits await Baxley when she dreamwalks, one in particular, who won’t let her speak to the dead banker and find out who killed him until she delivers a message.

To really make things even more dicey, one of the Bubba’s on the suspect list is Baxley’s brother-in-law.

Threats from an unknown source start coming at Baxley and it’s a race to find the killer Bubba before she ends up dead herself.

What a riot. I live in the south and can tell you first hand, there are A LOT of Bubba’s here. Everybody knows someone named Bubba.

The author had me in stitches over Baxley’s antics. She’s a true southern spitfire, but an amateur at sleuthing.

The dreamwalking was interesting and kind of creepy. I can’t imagine going that deep into a trance, entering a ghostly realm, all while your body sits there, still and vulnerable.

And I didn’t realize right away that this was the second book in a series. I had no problems reading this out of order. The author filled me in on some of the history of the characters and previous events without bogging down the reading. I am curious about why Baxley’s hair is now two-toned, and what happened to her husband. He’s supposed to have been KIA, but doubts rise up. Oh yeah, I also wonder who or what is Rose? Curiouser and curiouser.

There’s no graphic violence, no steamy romance, no foul language in this book. Just good, clean fun, colorful characters, and one heck of a mystery, or two, or….

I have to talk about the ending. I won’t spoil it for you. I will tell you that once the killer is named, it’s not over. Everything about this case is wrapped up, but Baxley isn’t out of the woods yet. Loved the ending.

5 Stars

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Synopsis

Amateur sleuth and dreamwalker Baxley Powell is called in on a stabbing case. She arrives in time to hear the dying man whisper, “Bubba done it.”

Four men named Bubba in Sinclair County, Georgia, have close ties to the victim, including her goofball brother-in-law, Bubba Powell.

She dreamwalks for answers, but the victim can’t talk to her, leaving Baxley to sleuth among the living. The suspects include a down-on-his-luck fisherman, a crack-head evangelist, a politically- connected investor, and her brother-in-law, the former sweetheart of the victim’s ex-wife.

The more Baxley digs, the more the Bubbas start to unravel. Worse, her brother-in-law’s definitely more than friendly with the victim’s ex-wife.

Between pet-sitting, landscaping, and dreamwalking, Baxley’s got her hands full solving this case.

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About Author Maggie Toussaint

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 From her youthful days of tree climbing and dreams of flying to her career days of pocket-protector geekiness as a toxicologist, Southern author Maggie Toussaint remains riveted by a good story. As a book aficionado, she put into practice what she’d learned and began penning novels.

Maggie is published in mystery and romantic suspense, with six titles in each genre. The third book in her Cleopatra Jones mystery series recently won the Silver Falchion Award, while her romances have won the National Readers’ Choice Award and the EPIC eBook Award for Romantic Suspense. She also writes science fiction under the pen name of Rigel Carson. More at www.maggietoussaint.com.

Author Links:

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Purchase Link:
Amazon

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I have  1 e-copy or 1 print copy from the authors backlist to give away.

Winner’s choice.

To enter, please leave your email address so I can contact you if you win and answer this question:

“Do you know a Bubba?”

Giveaway ends May 29th.

Books available to win:

In For A Penny

On the Nickel

Dime If I Know (Silver Falchion winner)

Death, Island Style

Murder in the Buff

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Tour Participants

May 21 – Writers and Readers of Paranormal Mystery – Interview

May 22 – Shelley’s Book Case – Review, Guest Post

May 23 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too! – Review

May 24 – Griperang’s Bookmarks – Review

May 25 – fuonlyknew – Review

May 26 – WV Stitcher – Review

May 27 – Jane Reads – Review, Guest Post

May 28 –  Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – Review, Guest Post

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Comments
  1. Mai Tran says:

    I certainly don’t know any Bubba. Sounds like a dangerous thing to be!

    koukkunokka@anvianet.fi

  2. candace knight says:

    I have a nephew we call bubba. I don’t think he is a murderer though. Lol
    Moonbay7399@gmail.com

  3. debby236 says:

    I do not know a Bubba.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

    • maggietoussaint says:

      What a fun blog and a FANTASTIC review! I’m so happy you enjoyed the story, Laura. Rest assured this series has plenty more installments coming. DOGGONIT is slated for a 2016 release. In that story a ghost dog helps Baxley solve a double homicide. Tell you what, I’m lovin’ this Great Escapes Book Tour! I will definitely do this again. So happy to meet new fans here as well! Happy Memorial Day weekend, friends! Maggie

      • fuonlyknew says:

        Thanks so much. I had such fun and felt right at home. LOL I have to read the first book now and I’ll sure be watching for Doggonit! I love Lori’s tours and am always excited when she announces a new one. Discovered wonderful authors and fun stories and I’m a cozy addict!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      There are a lot of them!

  4. I only know a guy who is nicknamed Bubba. :) booklady2007 at gmail dot com

  5. Dagny says:

    Poor Bubba(s). Everyone always blames him/them!

  6. Betty W says:

    Great post! Thank you. I know a few “Bubbas”!
    woodrumbetty@gmail.com

  7. sheriwilkinson says:

    Bubba killed someone….maybe :)

  8. sallycootie says:

    Well, his name is John but I think he’s a Bubba at heart! Thanks for the giveaway.
    sallycootie@gmail.com

  9. Rachel Lepree says:

    Personally, I do not know any Bubbas. Rachel

  10. Anita Yancey says:

    No, I don’t know a Bubba. But this book sure sounds good and I’d love to read it. Thanks for having the giveaway.

    ayancey1974(at)gmail(dot)com

  11. Kari says:

    I live in Alabama I know Many Many Bubbas

  12. I don’t know any Bubba’s.

  13. Donna Gott says:

    I actually have met a couple of people with that name. They were great people.

  14. maggietoussaint says:

    I’m certainly enjoying all the Bubba comments! Thanks, friends, for your interest in Bubba Done It. Maggie

  15. ljennison says:

    Sounds good and potentially humorous. I don’t know a Bubba, but growing up I had friends who had Bubbas. I’ll have to check this one out.

  16. Thanks for the giveaway! Yes, I do!

  17. Heather B says:

    We call my oldest son Bubba!

  18. birdhousebooks says:

    I grew up in the deep south and have met several Bubbas! glindathegood@bellsouth.net

  19. Jane Reads says:

    Hi Laura!
    I enjoyed your review! I’m on the tour also, and really like the book. And yes, I’ve known a Bubba. An elementary school classmate of mine called her older brother Bubba, mostly to aggravate him, I think. And I have a first cousin, Henry Jr, that everyone called Bub.
    Jane

    Jane.Reads.jc@gmail.com

  20. Jo-Anne Boyko says:

    I do know a Bubba and the name suits him to a T. The poor guy doesn’t have a clue about anything and gets into the craziest situations!

  21. No, I am afraid I definitely do not know of any Babbas.
    thebookschatter@gmail.com

  22. The Bubba I know is a golfer. LOL

  23. The only Bubba I know was in Forrest Gump!
    lyndajdickson@gmail.com

  24. babyblue7299 says:

    I thought everyone knew at least one Bubba in their lifetime, murderer or not….I know two….

  25. Lily Kwan says:

    I don’t know any Bubbas.

    mslilyk@yandex.com

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