Thursday, March 14, 2019

Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours Presents: As Directed [A Maggie O'Malley Mystery] by Kathleen Valenti

As Directed
(A Maggie O’Malley Mystery)
by Kathleen Valenti

I love the way Valenti crafts her plots and her characters – smart, humorous, full of heart, and having the tendency to steal your breath.
~Reading Is My SuperPower
I really love the way Ms. Valenti tells a story. It’s not straight forward in your face. There are layers that need to be peeled and each little reveal moves the story along at just the right pace until everything tragically falls into place.
~Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book
Maggie and Constantine are people I would like to hang out with in real life, and the action is almost non-stop. Throw in some humor, a little romance and a faithful canine companion and this series has it all.
~The Book’s the Thing
An enjoyable and well-paced read with an intricate plot.
~Cassidy’s Bookshelves

About the Book

As Directed (A Maggie O’Malley Mystery)
3rd in Series
Henery Press (March 12, 2019)
Hardcover: 286 pages
ISBN-10: 1635114705
ISBN-13: 978-1635114706
Digital ASIN: B07LB6N22B
In the shadow of a past fraught with danger and tainted by loss, former pharmaceutical researcher Maggie O’Malley is rebuilding her life, trading test tubes for pill bottles as she embarks on a new career at the corner drugstore.
But as she spreads her wings, things begin to go terribly wrong. A customer falls ill in the store. Followed by another. And then more.
The specter of poisoning arises, conjuring old grudges, past sins, buried secrets and new suspicions from which no one is immune.
As Maggie and her best friend Constantine begin to investigate, they discover that some of the deadliest doses come from the most unexpected places.

About the Author

Kathleen Valenti is the author of the Maggie O’Malley Mystery Series, which includes her Agatha- and Lefty-nominated debut novel, Protocol. When Kathleen isn’t writing page-turning mysteries that combine humor and suspense, she works as a nationally award-winning advertising copywriter. She lives in Oregon with her family where she pretends to enjoy running. Learn more at
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My Review

If you enjoy a book that seems to have danger around every corner, with non-stop action, you sure don’t want to miss this one.
I have read the first book in this series, and love it, and now the third which is equally good, and am so glad that I chose to do so, they are very entertaining and page turning books, ones that you want to get to the end and know the answers, but at the same time you don’t want them to end.
Maggie is a tough cookie, but with all that is going on, including her upcoming wedding, will she make it to the end. I love that we add a new character to the family, along with Vanilla, and her beloved Lark, that made her really stand out.
Will justice prevail, innocents get hurt, people die, why? You won’t be disappointed picking this one up!

I received this book through Great Escapes Book Tours and the Publisher Henery Press, and was not required to give a positive review.  


  1. Oh my goodness, Maureen! I am absolutely thrilled that you liked As Directed!! I can't thank you enough for your kind words. They mean so very much. Thank you again and again!

  2. Another great review on As Directed by Kathleen Valenti. Maureen, I agree, you have a hard time giving this book a negative review. I can’t wait to read it. If you get a chance Maureen, you should read 39 Winks, it is definitely another page turner.

  3. Im very interested in the book. Looks intriguing!

  4. Looking forward to getting a copy of the book. Thanks for sharing!


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