Sep 4, 2014

Book Review: Nightmares Can Be Murder

Title: Nightmares Can Be Murder: A Dream Club Mystery by Mary Kennedy
Published September 2, 2014; Berkley
Genre: mystery, cozy
"Fire is an important element in dream work," Ali said. "It's open to interpretation, but it can mean passion, love, or danger." (ch. 10)
 Publisher description: 
Business consultant Taylor Blake has returned to Savannah, Georgia, to help her sister Allison turn her dream of running an old-fashioned candy store into a reality. Allison is also interested in dream interpretation and invites Taylor to her Friday night Dream Club, where members meet once a week to share and analyze their dreams.

When a local dance instructor, Chico Hernandez, is found dead in his studio, and the murder scene has an eerie resemblance to one of the dreams shared at their meeting, Taylor can’t help but be intrigued. And when her sister, who was briefly involved with the dance teacher, becomes the prime suspect, Taylor and their fellow club members can’t be caught napping. It’s up to them to dream up a solution to the murder before Allison faces a real-life nightmare.

My comments: I was interested to read about some of the possible meanings of dreams, such as being lost or dreaming of significant persons. I thought it was clever to combine dream analysis and meaning with a cozy mystery, having a "dream team" of ladies discuss the details of a murder case and give their interpretation as well as reveal what their own dreams may tell about the case.

This is a new mystery series featuring the Dream Club of ladies in Savannah, Georgia. It comes with a brief dream symbol guide. You can't go wrong reading this cozy!

Thanks to the publisher for a review copy of this book for their book tour.


Anonymous said...

Thank you--sounds like fun. Certainly a new angle for a cozy, so that alone is a major plus!

Suko said...

This cozy sounds irresistible! I could see myself reading it in my cozy bed. I like that it has a brief dream symbol guide. :-)

The Bookworm said...

I've heard about this series, and it sounds good. I like the dream aspect.

Dr. Mary Kennedy said...

Thanks so much for featuring Nightmares, I really appreciate it!

Unknown said...

This plot sounds interesting. I would also be interested in reading about the meaning of dreams. Thanks for your great review Harvee!

Anonymous said...

So want to read...

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