Book Review and Giveaway – “Trudy, Madly, Deeply” (Working Stiffs Mystery #1) by Wendy Delaney



Title:  Trudy, Madly, Deeply

Author:  Wendy Delaney (

Publisher:  Corvallis Press

Series:  Working Stiffs Mystery #1

Synopsis (from Human lie detector Charmaine Digby is having a bad year. After eating her way through a divorce, she’s out of work and up to her eyeballs in debt. In need of
a life makeover Char comes home to the senior citizen haven of Port Merritt,
Washington, and is ecstatic when she parlays her eye for lies into a job as the
County Coroner’s new assistant. But her joy is short-lived when a hunky doctor
at the hospital reports the suspicious death of Trudy, Port Merritt’s beloved
Story Lady. Even more stunning, Trudy isn’t the only recent patient whose heart
mysteriously stopped.
Is it mad to think that dear old Trudy could be the
latest victim of a serial killer?
With no physical evidence of foul play,
Char’s on the case, much to the irritation of Detective Steve Sixkiller, who
doesn’t want her to stick her pretty nose for trouble in his investigation. But
she’s a woman on a mission to uncover the truth, and she’d better keep her eyes
open or the next body on the way to the morgue could be hers….

My thoughts:  I truly enjoyed this cozy mystery.   I read a lot of cozy mysteries and anyone who has ever read my cozy reviews knows that I enjoy a main character who is a strong, female presence and love even better when that main character is hilarious as well!  Char certainly meets these criteria.

I found the book funny, engaging, and a true pleasure to read.  The characters were well developed and like any good first book in a series, left you wanting to know more about the characters, . . .  What is their back story?  How did they get in the situation they are in now?  How will their relationships develop?

Truly a fun, witty book with hilarious moments and lovable characters!

I look forward to reading more in the Working Stiffs Mystery series!  I wonder what book 2 will entail??? Do tell, Wendy!!!!


The author has graciously agreed to give away one free e-book per participating book blog!  If you are interested in entering the giveaway, simply comment on this post with your name and email address (I need the email address to give to the author to get you the book).  I will randomly select the winner on 9/18/2013 and contact the winner!

Hope you enjoy the book!

And remember,

Books Are Life,




Filed under Blog Tour, Book Reviews, Cozy, Cozy Mystery, Giveaways

41 responses to “Book Review and Giveaway – “Trudy, Madly, Deeply” (Working Stiffs Mystery #1) by Wendy Delaney

  1. Thanks, for hosting “Trudy” and me today, Heather! Thanks also for the great review!
    As for what’s next for Char, she’ll be doing more sleuthing in Sex, Lies and Snickerdoodles, book 2 in the Working Stiffs Mystery series (tentatively scheduled for March 2014) — so more fun with Char, Steve, Marietta and the rest of the Port Merritt gang is coming soon! 🙂

  2. Becka Lynn

    I have been wanting to read this book, have heard so many great things. I hope I win 😉 hehe

  3. Sounds like a real good book. thanks for the chance to win.

  4. Debbie Rhoades

    I would love to win this wonderful book, as the author sounds like she is a hoot to hang out with, and I have training in forensic nursing, so this is right up my alley, so to speak! Thank you so much for the chance to win this book!

  5. Sounds like a good read! Enter me please!

  6. Would love to win this book, sounds wonderful!!!

  7. Julie Fikes

    Oh my! A new book to read!

  8. jodysherin

    Loved loved, loved this book. Cant wait for the second in the series.

    • Awwww, thanks, Jody! Wonderful to see you here! I’m hard at work on Book 2 (Sex, Lies & Snickerdoodles). Hopefully, you’ll love the next adventure with Char and her Port Merritt buddies just as much . 🙂

  9. Julia David

    Looks like a good book. I have heard several people talk about how good it is.

  10. Would love to read. Looks and sounds great 🙂

  11. Heather Char

    I am so looking forward to this series. Just the titles alone drew me in.
    If Wendy keeps it up she’ll be on top of the world, with a little push and shove from time to time. 😉

  12. Sheryl Bosie

    Would love to win – book comes highly recommended! Good luck to all who enter.

  13. Melissa Brooker

    What a fun book to read! Can’t wait for the next one in the series!!

  14. I just stopped by to say great review and to say this is an awesome book! It is such a fun read and will keep you turning the pages as fast as you can read! Good luck on the tour Wendy and as I already own the book please don’t enter me in the drawing so someone that hasn’t had the chance to read it can win! Good luck everyone…you will love this story!

  15. Linda R

    Sounds like a fun series. Would love to win an ebook copy! Thanks for the review and giveaway chance.

  16. Amber Lassig

    A free book?? Uh…heck yeah!!

  17. Wayne Owens

    I know this would be a nice read. I’ll keep my fingers crossed to win a copy.

  18. Barbara Thompson

    Book sounds fantastic. Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this giveaway. Please enter my name in the giveaway.

  19. Looking forward to your next installment!

  20. pat

    can’t wait to read this book!

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