Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Confessions of a Red Herring by Dana Dratch

Posted June 9, 2018 by meezcarrie in contemporary, cozy mystery, giveaway, mystery/suspense / 5 Comments

about the book

SERIES: A Red Herring Mystery #1
GENRE: Cozy Mystery
PUBLISHER: Kensington
RELEASE DATE: May 29, 2018
PAGES: 336

As a reporter, she’s used to covering the news.
Now she’s the headline.

Alex Vlodnachek has been a reporter for 12 years, a P.R. rep for three months, and a murder suspect for all of 24 hours. When her agency’s double-dealing CEO is stabbed, scheming co-workers cast the new redhead as a compelling red herring. The story is media catnip—especially her salacious nickname: Vlod the Impaler.

Even Alex has to admit she looks guilty.

Out of a job and under suspicion, Alex is running low on cash, when she’s visited by a second disaster: her family. Soon her tiny bungalow is bursting with her nearest and not-so-dearest. To keep herself out of jail—and save what’s left of her sanity—Alex returns to her reporting roots. She goes undercover to reclaim her life, break the story, and unmask a murderer. Pretty much in that order.

What she doesn’t know: The killer also has a to-do list.
And Alex is on it.

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Reviewer’s Note: While I really enjoyed the plot and the main character, I chose not to review the book here because of the disappointing amount of profanity and ‘mature’ conversations.

about the author

Dana Dratch is a former newspaper reporter and current personal finance writer. When she’s not finishing Seeing Red—the next Alex Vlodnachek mystery—you’ll spot her byline on a host of top news sites. You can learn more about her mysteries at

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5 responses to “Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Confessions of a Red Herring by Dana Dratch

  1. Kay Garrett

    Thank you for being part of the book tour for “Confessions of a Red Herring” by Dana Dratch.

    It’s disappointing to know there is foul language and adult situations in a cozy book.

  2. Michelle Connell

    I was interested in this story until you mentioned the language and other stuff which completely ruins a book for me. I can put up with some, but there are so many other books without it, why bother?

    • Carrie

      I know – it was so disappointing. I love cozy mysteries bc usually bad language is at a minimum if present at all. But this one went outside the norm lol :-/

  3. Marilyn

    Sorry to hear that there is foul language in the book. That always spoils a book. It is not necessary.

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