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A First Date with Death
Love or Money Mystery #1
Dianna Orgain

Berkley Prime Crime
March 3, 2015/ ISBN 0425271684
Mystery – Cozy

Reviewed by Cheryl Green


When a bungee jump off the Golden Gate Bridge goes horribly wrong, on a reality show, a SFPD cop, Paul Sanders, is added to replace the dead contestant. This is really bad news for the lady contestant on the show, Georgie Thornton. It turns out Paul left Georgie at the altar. Georgie is only on the show, Love or Money, because this out of work former cop needs the money. Georgie is going to get involved solving this crime. She had better be careful or she could end up without a rose.

Things to ponder: Why is Georgie no longer a cop? Why did Cheryl pick Aaron to be the first to bungee jump? Why does Georgie think the makeup lady looks familiar? Why does Edward have valium handy?

This new series starts off with a bang. It pulls you in right from the start. I like the bachelor interviews sprinkled throughout the book. You find out if they are there for love, or love of money. This is one book that I read in one sitting – I just had to find out whodunit. Cozy mystery lovers will be thrilled to have a new series to read and enjoy. It is well-plotted and keeps you guessing until the very end. So if you like your mystery with a dose of reality, then you should be reading A First Date with Death.

Reviewed 2015