Blog Tour, Review: RSVP To Murder

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RSVP to Murder

by Carol Pouliot

November 6 – December 1, 2023 Virtual Book Tour


RSVP to Murder by Carol Pouliot

A new twist on the 1930s English country house mystery.

Embarking on their most daring time-travel experiment to date, Depression-era cop Steven Blackwell and his 21st-century partner-in-crime Olivia Watson travel to the Adirondack Mountains for a Christmas party at one of the legendary Great Camps. Their host, a wealthy New York publisher, has planned a weekend filled with holiday activities, but, as the last guest arrives, temperatures plummet and a blizzard hits. Before long, the area is buried in snow, the roads are impassable, and the publisher is poisoned. Unwilling to wait until the local police can arrive, the victim’s widow convinces Steven to launch an unofficial investigation. Soon, a family member goes missing and Steven and Olivia discover a second victim. Trapped with a killer, Steven and Olivia race against the clock before the murderer strikes again.

“A classic holiday movie and Agatha Christie novel mashup” ~ Shawn Reilly Simmons, author of the Red Carpet Catering Mystery Series 

Book Details:

Genre: Traditional mystery Published by: Level Best Books Publication Date: September 2023 Number of Pages: 305 ISBN: 9781685123857 Series: The Blackwell and Watson Time-Travel Mysteries, #4 Book Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | | Goodreads

Check out the author guest post and read an except here. 

My Review 

Oh my god, this was a wild ride! I absolutely loved RSVP to Murder. 

The classic whodunit mystery gets a mind-blowing upgrade with a modern time-traveling twist. I mean, who would’ve thought of that? It adds this whole new layer of complexity to the story that keeps you hooked from start to finish. Just when you think you’ve got it all figured out, bam! 

And the characters, they’re something else. Each one is so intriguing. You’ll find yourself getting attached to them, suspecting them, and then rooting for them all over again. It’s like a mystery within a mystery with these folks. I can’t spoil anything, but let me just say, the character dynamics are on point. At the beginning of the book the author provides a little guide to each of the main attendees and you just know it’s going to be an interesting trip.  

Now, the setting – it’s like a dream. Despite the fact that it’s a murder mystery, the way the author describes everything makes you want to jump right into the book and join the investigation. The ambiance is so well-crafted that even with the tension of solving a murder, you’d totally want to be there. 

If you’re into mysteries that keep you guessing, love a good twist of time travel, and appreciate well-developed characters in a beautiful setting, this book is a must-read. I can’t recommend it enough. Trust me, you’re going to thank me for this one


Author Bio:

Carol Pouliot

A former language teacher and business owner, Carol Pouliot writes the acclaimed Blackwell and Watson Time-Travel Mysteries, traditional police procedurals with a seemingly impossible relationship between Depression-era cop Steven Blackwell and 21st-century journalist Olivia Watson. With their fast pace and unexpected twists and turns, the books have earned praise from readers and mystery authors alike. Carol is a founding member of Sleuths and Sidekicks, Co-chair of the Murderous March Mystery Conference, and President of her Sisters in Crime chapter. When not writing, Carol can be found packing her suitcase and reaching for her passport for her next travel adventure.

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2 Responses

  1. Wendy B

    Woot woot!!! Absolutely fantastic review! I already had this series on my wish list but now I am super excited about it!

  2. Carol Pouliot

    Thank you so much for hosting me today. And thank you for the fantastic review! I’m thrilled that you enjoyed it so much. I hope your readers will enjoy RSVP to Murder as well. Happy Holidays.