Friday, May 20, 2016

Killer Cocktail & The Oscar

Tracy Kiely, author of Killer Cocktails, is joining us today for Drinks with Reads.

Scotch, soda, and a little dash of Hammett

Killer Cocktail is the second book in the Nic and Nigel Martin series; a modern-day twist on Dashiell Hammett’s The Thin Man. When Nic and Nigel Martini discover behind-the-scenes footage from A Winter's Night, the acclaimed film known for backstage love triangles and the tragic death of its original star, Melanie Summers, all of Hollywood takes notice. However, someone does more than notice. After their house is ransacked, several of the tapes are stolen, and their assistant is left for dead, Nic and Nigel must uncover a twenty-year-old mystery before another killer cocktail is served. Lights, Camera, ACTION; it’s murder, mirth and the perfect martini.   

When your last name is Martini, it’s a safe bet you’ve tried the beverage. When you’re Nic and Nigel Martini, you’ve perfected it. After their assistant is beaten within an inch of her life with an Oscar statuette, the pair must hunt down her assailant. But doesn’t mean the duo must skip their nightly cocktail  – especially when there’s a martini tailor made for the case; The Oscar. Cheers.    

The Oscar
75 ml (2 ½ oz.)  Plymouth gin
Juice from ½ pink grapefruit
25 ml (¾ oz.) of elderflower syrup (they have this at Ikea)

1 rosemary sprig

First, you juice your 1/2 pink grapefruit. I like to do this using a fork into a bowl. It's easier to separate out the seeds that way. 

Then mix the ingredients in a shaker over ice, pour into a glass, and add the rosemary sprig.

Tracy is joining us courtesy of Escape with Dollycas tours and there is a Rafflecopter giveaway.

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Tour Participants
May 9 – deal sharing aunt – INTERVIEW
May 10 – Mystery Thrillers and Romantic Suspense Reviews - SPOTLIGHT
May 11 – Moonlight Rendezvous – REVIEW
May 12 – Musings and Ramblings – GUEST POST
May 13 – Back Porchervations - REVIEW, INTERVIEW
May 14 – LibriAmoriMiei – REVIEW
May 15 – The Girl with Book Lungs - SPOTLIGHT
May 16 –  Omnimystery News – INTERVIEW
May 17 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book - REVIEW
May 18 – Thoughts in Progress - SPOTLIGHT
May 19 – Lori's Reading Corner – GUEST POST
May 20 – StoreyBook Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
May 20 – Mystery Playground – GUEST POST
May 21 – Community Bookstop – INTERVIEW
May 22- Author Annette Drake's blog - GUEST POST


  1. Thank you Tracy for a killer book and cocktail.

  2. I'd love to win a copy of Killer Cocktail! Thanks for hosting this give-a-way!

  3. This drinks looks good. I may have to try this.

  4. What a fun post! Killer Cocktail looks like a fabulous read! And I love that you included The Oscar cocktail recipe. :-)

  5. This is the best book title EVER! And so appropriate for Mystery Playground's Drinks with Reads. Can't wait to read and drink.

  6. Oh wow, this cocktail is so simple to make, but definitely a killer one! Love this.

  7. elderflower syrup sounds delicious! Need to check out this book