Book Review Monday – A FEW DEAD MEN – Plus a Contest

Like most authors, I’m also an avid reader of many genres and I’m dedicating Monday’s as a day to celebrate other author’s books that I’ve enjoyed. Please feel free to add your own suggestions, as I’m always looking for another good book to read.

This week, I’m reviewing, A FEW DEAD MEN by Nancy Lauzon, author of the Chick Dick Mysteries.

You’ll also have a chance to win either a copy of A FEW DEAD MEN or another Chick Dick Mystery of your choice (details below).


If you’re a fan of murder mysteries and dark comedies with enough twists to keep you in suspense until the last page, then I highly recommend you step into the world of Nancy Lauzon’s, A FEW DEAD MEN, A Chick Dick Mystery.

The dialogue is witty and the plot is smart and fast paced with a splash of unexpected love. The main protagonist, Darcy is a perfect balance of vulnerability and intelligence that makes her relatable and loveable. Each of the secondary characters all play an integral part in the book. The relationship between Darcy and her best friend Gio will give you plenty of laugh-out-loud moments with their amateur sleuthing and relationships with their perspective families.

The developing relationship between Darcy and her new boss, Smith, will have you rooting for them both.

As for the murder mystery, just when you thought you have it all figured out, an unpredictable twist will surprise you.

A FEW DEAD MEN has all the elements you expect in a Chick Dick Mystery, plus more.

Read an excerpt

Available at: SmashwordsAmazonBarnes & NobleChapters/Indigo/Kobo.


I LOVE hearing your thoughts on what books you’ve read or would like to read…or your thoughts on recipes, tv shows, movies, your mood…..anything goes.

To show how much I appreciate your support of this blog I am going to purchase a CHICK DICK MYSTERY of your choice.


  1. Everyone who leaves a comment on this blog is eligible to win with their name added into a hat for a draw.
  2. If you comment and link back to my blog on your blog, your name gets entered twice.
  3. If you are not already a follower of my blog and you sign up to follow this blog, then, you your name again gets entered into the draw.
  4. If you mention my blog on Twitter or your Facebook page, your name again is entered into the draw.



44 responses to “Book Review Monday – A FEW DEAD MEN – Plus a Contest”

  1. I really enjoyed reading the Twilight series and Linger, Shiver, and Forever. I want to read the Soul Keepers series I think its called. There are so many different series and books I want to read. Thanks for the giveaway.

    1. Thanks for the recommendations, Victoria and for stopping by. I’ve read the Twilight series, but haven’t heard of the other ones. Will check them out.

    2. Hey Victoria,

      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I love a good mystery and a good laugh when something is funny.
    Having both in a book makes for a really good read.

    1. Hi, Sharon, thanks for stopping by. You’ll love A Few Dead Men if you love humor with your mystery. I like humor in suspense novels as well.

    2. Hi Sharon,

      Thanks for your comments, I so agree with your opinion about funny mysteries!

  3. I’ve never even heard the term Chick Dick, LOL! So I HAVE to try this genre out! The closest thing to mysteries I’ve read have been the Janet Evanovich Stephanie Plum novels, mostly because they make me laugh out loud at her antics 😀
    I typically read paranormal romances, but I love all romance, from sweet to erotic, and I’ll try anything, as long as it has some romance thrown in there somewhere 😉

    I’m already an email subscriber and I shared on Facebook and Twitter:!/Mystchevia/status/179275829740716032

    Thanks so much for the giveaway chance! This has been fun 😀

    Gena Robertson

    1. Hi, Gena, thanks for your support via FB and Twitter of this blog, glad you had fun.

      I thought Nancy’s concept of naming her series Chick Dicks was genius. Nothing like it out there. Us chicks can be detectives any time, any place. LOL

    2. Hi Gena,

      If you like Stephanie Plum, you’ll like the Chick Dicks! Thanks for your comments!

    3. CONGRATULATIONS, Gena, your name was picked in the draw. Not only will you, along with EVERYONE else here receive a copy of a FEW DEAD MEN, but you’ll also receive another Chick Dick Mystery of your choice.

      I will email you the details.



    1. Hi Linda,

      Thanks for the recommendation, sounds like a great book!

  5. I read a lot of romantic suspense novels with a little comedy mixed in. Would love to win A Few Dead Men. I have read the entire Death series by JD Robb.

    1. Hey Joan,

      Love JD Robb! Thanks for stopping by!

    2. Thanks for the JD Robb recommendation, Joan. You will have a chance to read A FEW DEAD MEN, Nancy has generously decided to give EVERYONE a copy of her book.

      I will email you with details.


  6. I enjoyed being surprised and like varitey so this seems to be just the thing! I am now a follower. And I shared on facebook under this name: Jeanne Sheats shared a link. (I don’t have a clue how Gena did it up above, sorry.

    1. Hi catslady!

      Thanks for your comments!

    2. Thanks for the follow, Catslady and for sharing the link.

      You will have a chance to read A FEW DEAD MEN, Nancy has generously decided to give EVERYONE a copy of her book.

      I will email you with details.


  7. Kimberly Frost’s Southern Witch Series are really good, lots of comedy and the mysteries aren’t easy to figure out.

    1. Hi Theresa,

      Sounds like a fun series, thanks for the tip!

    2. Thanks for the recommendation, Theresa. I’m getting a lot of titles to add to my TBB pile for the summer.

      You will have a chance to read A FEW DEAD MEN, Nancy has generously decided to give EVERYONE a copy of her book.

      I will email you with details.


  8. I am always looking for new authors to read and your book sounds really good. I like a good mystery. I like reding those mysteries written by the British especially Agatha Christie. I just finished reading Dead Head by Rosemary Harris. it was really good and QI plan to read the other books of hers in that series.

    1. Hi Joy,

      I’ll keep Dead Head in mind, sounds great!

    2. Dead Head sounds like an interesting title, thanks for the recommendation, Joy.

      You will have a chance to read A FEW DEAD MEN, Nancy has generously decided to give EVERYONE a copy of her book.

      I will email you with details.


  9. Thanks for the info on this book…I’ve never read a Chick Dick story so would love to win this one to read.

    1. Thanks, Jackie, for stopping by!

  10. I’m reading the series A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE by George RR Martin. It is brilliant. I have not yet watched the first book GAME OF THRONES.

    1. Sounds like a keeper for by TBR list, Thanks Mary!

    2. Another interesting recommendation, Mary, thanks.

      You will have a chance to read A FEW DEAD MEN, Nancy has generously decided to give EVERYONE a copy of her book.

      I will email you with details.


  11. Selena, thanks for a chance to win a book by an author new to me! Nancy, the excerpt from A FEW DEAD MEN definitely makes me want to read the whole book!
    I’m not a an avid TV watcher, but I have to admit…I’m addicted to Blue Bloods!! It’s got suspense, it’s got drama, it’s got family values, it’s got Tom Selleck…what more could you ask for?!?! 😉

    1. Hi, Robin, I’m a Blue Bloods fan as well. Tom Selleck is at his best in this role. I love the suspense and family drama as well. I hesitate to say I love this show, because when I really love a program it usually gets cancelled. LOL

      You will have a chance to read A FEW DEAD MEN, Nancy has generously decided to give EVERYONE a copy of her book.

      I will email you with details.


  12. Thanks, Robin, I’m glad you enjoyed it!

  13. I’m not in a good mood. Spent last night in the ER. I have 2…2 hernias!! I feel terrible but I bet a CHICK DICK mystery would cheer me. I’m reading a lot now. Basically all I can do is sit on this infernal machine or lie on the couch and read. Love the name and cover for AFDM.

    1. Mel, sorry to hear about your medical challenges, feel better soon and YES, reading is a great escape when you’re feeling low.

      You will have a chance to read A FEW DEAD MEN, Nancy has generously decided to give EVERYONE a copy of her book.

      I will email you with details.


    2. Mel, so sorry to hear about your illness. Nothing more depressing than an ER dept. Thanks so much for taking the time to comment. Wishing you a speedy recovery!

  14. Nancy, thank you for visiting us again on my blog. Love having you and your books here. On behalf of everyone who commented, thank you also for generously giving away a copy of a FEW DEAD MEN to EVERYONE who commented.

    I will be contacting each of you via email to give you the details as to how to pick up your free copy.

    Congratulations to Gena Robertson, her name was picked in the draw. I will purchase a copy of another of the Chick Dick Mysteries of her choice.

    I appreciate all the book recommendations and I as well as Nancy are grateful for your support of books and blogs.

    1. Selena, you’ve got the best fans EVER. I’m always so impressed with the amount and quality of the comments you get. You guys ROCK!

      1. Thanks, Nancy, they are a cool bunch! Come back and visit us again.

  15. I have Gone Groom Gone by Nancy, but I haven’t read it yet. After reading your review of A Few Dead Men, I’ll have to move it up my incredibly long TBR list.

    I enjoy mysteries and a little humor never goes wrong. This series sounds a little like Stephanie Bond’s Body Mover series or Lois Greiman’s Chrissy McMullen series.

    1. Anne,

      You’re bang on, I’d say it’s in good company with Stephanie Bond. At times a bit dark, but what can I say, that’s the way my mind works.

      Thanks for stopping by!

    2. Hi, Anne, I’ll send you an email with a coupon code for your copy of A FEW DEAD MEN.


  16. Squee!! Thank you so much, Selena! I’m so excited and thrilled to get a chance to sink my teeth into this new to me genre 😀 I can’t thank you enough for the generous giveaway! (((Hugs!)))

    1. Gena, so pleased for you. As an added bonus, I should mention that ANYONE who reads AFDM and likes it enough to write a review can send me the link and win a 2nd Chick Dick Mystery of their choice, absolutely free.

      All the best,
      Nancy 🙂



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