And Death Goes To . . . (A Tobi Tobias Mystery #3)
The Tobias Ad Agency is in the running for the coveted Golden Storyboard, and Tobi couldn't be more thrilled—until she discovers it's literally an award to die for.It’s an honor just to be nominated. But, let's get real, Tobi wants to win. The St. Louis Advertising Awards are like the Oscars for her field, and Tobi is up for its most prestigious prize, Best Overall Ad Campaign. The competition is always fierce, but this year it’s killer . . .Despite her high hopes, Tobi isn't exactly shocked when she doesn’t win. But she is shocked when the winner, Deidre Ryan, takes the stage only to plummet to her death as a platform suddenly gives way. After the police discover foul play, Tobi's Grandpa Stu wastes no time in nominating suspects. But was Deidre the intended victim—or was someone else meant to take the fatal fall? Now it’s a race to catch a killer in the spotlight, before another nominee gets the booby prize and Tobi gets trapped in a no-win situation.

And Death Goes To . . . (A Tobi Tobias Mystery #3) Details

TitleAnd Death Goes To . . . (A Tobi Tobias Mystery #3)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseDec 5th, 2017
PublisherLyrical Underground
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GenreMystery, Cozy Mystery

And Death Goes To . . . (A Tobi Tobias Mystery #3) Review

  • Juli
    January 1, 1970
    The Tobi Tobias series has rapidly become one of my favorite cozy mystery series. The books are consistently well-written, suspenseful, and just fun to read. And Death Goes To...is the third book in the series. I enjoyed it just as much as I did the first two books.The basics: Tobi's advertising agency is up for an award. She gets all gussied up and goes to the awards banquet. Her firm is up for the Best Overall Ad Campaign Award, and Tobi is incredibly exited. Who can blame her? She's worked ha The Tobi Tobias series has rapidly become one of my favorite cozy mystery series. The books are consistently well-written, suspenseful, and just fun to read. And Death Goes To...is the third book in the series. I enjoyed it just as much as I did the first two books.The basics: Tobi's advertising agency is up for an award. She gets all gussied up and goes to the awards banquet. Her firm is up for the Best Overall Ad Campaign Award, and Tobi is incredibly exited. Who can blame her? She's worked hard building up the business in St. Louis, MO. She's excited to be up for the biggest award of the night. The winner takes home the Golden Storyboard, a coveted and prestigious award. The entire evening falls flat after an award winner is killed when a staircase collapses, sending her crashing to the stage below. Turns out it wasn't an accident, but murder. Tobi's Grandpa Stu immediately begins to brainstorm what the motive might be, and soon Tobi finds herself pulled in to yet another murder investigation. Was it greed? Professional jealousy? Revenge? Why would someone have sabotaged that staircase?I enjoyed this newest bit of sleuthing by Tobi, her Grandpa Stu, and the rest of the gang. The mystery moved at a nice pace with plenty of suspects and investigation. The background theme of the advertising agency and the drama that comes with it is interesting and entertaining. It didn't over power the mystery portion of the book, but adds depth to it. I wasn't surprised by the ending of this one, but enjoyed the action leading up to the reveal. This story provides some great character development for Tobi, her grandpa and his cranky love interest, Ms. Rapple. All in all, a great addition to the series! I'm looking forward to the next book!To find out more about the author (who also writes as Elizabeth Lynn Casey) and her books, check out her website: http://www.laurabradford.com/**I voluntarily read an advanced readers copy of this book from Kensington via NetGalley. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.**
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  • Sabine
    January 1, 1970
    I loved this mystery. The humor in it and the spunky characters....even or especially the grumpy,wacky one. LOL...You'll know who I mean when you read the book. I liked the book so much that I had to read the first two books in the series before writing this review. Toby is excited to be nominated for the Golden Storyboard Award, a big deal in the advertising world. But when the winner steps onto the platform to celebrate her winning ad it collapses and she falls to her death...... There was alw I loved this mystery. The humor in it and the spunky characters....even or especially the grumpy,wacky one. LOL...You'll know who I mean when you read the book. I liked the book so much that I had to read the first two books in the series before writing this review. Toby is excited to be nominated for the Golden Storyboard Award, a big deal in the advertising world. But when the winner steps onto the platform to celebrate her winning ad it collapses and she falls to her death...... There was always something going on in this story, never a dull moment. The characters came to life and made me feel like I was taking part in this mystery. I had great time solving the murder with Toby and the gang and highly recommend this story to every cozy mystery lover.A new series to add to my "must-read as they come out" list.
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  • LORI CASWELL
    January 1, 1970
    Dollycas’s ThoughtsTobi is excited to have been nominated for the Golden Storyboard Award this year but the St. Louis Advertising Awards turn out to be not as advertised. They were not supposed to include a murder! Tobi is now thankful she didn’t win because the winner dies when she steps up to receive her award. The room is full of suspects, but was the woman who plunged to her death the actual target? Tobi and her Grandpa Stu are trying to find that out but their relationship strained due to s Dollycas’s ThoughtsTobi is excited to have been nominated for the Golden Storyboard Award this year but the St. Louis Advertising Awards turn out to be not as advertised. They were not supposed to include a murder! Tobi is now thankful she didn’t win because the winner dies when she steps up to receive her award. The room is full of suspects, but was the woman who plunged to her death the actual target? Tobi and her Grandpa Stu are trying to find that out but their relationship strained due to something he overheard Tobi tell her boyfriend Andy Zander. Hopefully, the case can be solved and their relationship saved before anyone else is awarded a trip to the great beyond.The characters really drew me into the story this time. Grandpa Stu has come to visit but he is spending most of his time with the neighbor that drives Tobi and everyone else in the neighborhood a little crazy. Apparently, Stu sees a totally different side of Martha Rapple. He even brings her to the advertising awards as his date. He later hears Tobi venting to Andy about their relationship and Stu completely shuts down around Tobi and her friends. I could so relate with Tobi, when my mother started seeing a man after my dad passed away, it drove me crazy. I probably said the same things Tobi said and worse.I really enjoyed the fact that 16-year-old Sam was nominated for an award. He has a keen photographic eye and it was so nice to see him recognized for it.We also met others in the advertising field as they were all on the list of suspects. Learning the history of the prestigious awards was very interesting too.The description the author provided for the actual death was heartbreaking. The woman fell to her death in front of a room full of people. That horrible tragedy would be so hard to witness. I truly felt so bad for everyone in that room.Ms. Bradford really twisted up things with this plot. I thought each of the suspects was the killer at one time or another. They all seemed to have motive and the opportunity to sabotage the platform. As the clues started to snap into place for the actual killer I still thought it was a ruse. To say I was surprised in an understatement.Humor can be found at each stop to Mary Fran’s pet shop. That parrot always cracks me up.Laura Bradford is one of my favorite authors. She can combine drama, life experiences, romance and humor in a delightful way. I loved spending time with these characters. I hope to have a return visit soon.
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  • Lisa Ks Book Reviews
    January 1, 1970
    What a joy to get to read another Tobi Tobias Mystery! Just when you think author Laura Bradford can’t possibly outdo herself, she does! AND DEATH GOES TO… is the best book in this series so far. All outside distraction was a mere whisper in the background as I lost myself in this wonderful tale.The more I read of these characters, the harder it is to leave them and their world once the story is over. Protagonist Tobi is brilliant. I could spend time talking with her all day. Grandpa Stu is my g What a joy to get to read another Tobi Tobias Mystery! Just when you think author Laura Bradford can’t possibly outdo herself, she does! AND DEATH GOES TO… is the best book in this series so far. All outside distraction was a mere whisper in the background as I lost myself in this wonderful tale.The more I read of these characters, the harder it is to leave them and their world once the story is over. Protagonist Tobi is brilliant. I could spend time talking with her all day. Grandpa Stu is my guy. I simply adore him. I got to see a different side of him in this book, and just wanted to give him a hug. Ms. Bradford always manages to bring so many levels to her stories. Laugh out loud moments, the tenderness of romance, and of course, the drama of murder. And speaking of murder…Wow! From the unique way the victim was killed (haven’t seen it in a cozy before), through the following investigation, AND DEAD GOES TOO… was nonstop twists and turns, with new suspects popping up all over! I honestly had to remind myself to keep breathing. If you’re a fan of the Tobi Tobias mysteries, or a fan of Laura Bradford’s, you can’t miss, AND DEAD GOES TOO… And, if you haven’t read anything by this author, it’s time you do!
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  • NicoleG
    January 1, 1970
    And Death Goes to... is Laura Bradford's 3rd book in the Tobi Tobias Mystery Series. Just like the previous books you will find yourself binge reading the whole thing in one or two sittings while the laundry goes undone, the dog goes unwalked and dinner never gets made (you'll be hungry for a while but it's worth it)!When Tobi is nominated for a major award (even more awesome thank a leg lamp!) in the advertising business, her friends and family are all rooting for her to take home the prize!! W And Death Goes to... is Laura Bradford's 3rd book in the Tobi Tobias Mystery Series. Just like the previous books you will find yourself binge reading the whole thing in one or two sittings while the laundry goes undone, the dog goes unwalked and dinner never gets made (you'll be hungry for a while but it's worth it)!When Tobi is nominated for a major award (even more awesome thank a leg lamp!) in the advertising business, her friends and family are all rooting for her to take home the prize!! When the winner is announced, Tobi is glad it isn't her because the winner ends up being killed in a freak accident...or was it? It seems like something is fishy about the whole thing so Tobi decides to ferret out the truth once again!Full of endearing characters (yes, even Rapple will grow on you), this well-planned mystery will have you turning the pages faster than Tobi goes through a box of Cocoa Puffs! I am eagerly awaiting the next book in this series.I voluntarily read and reviewed this book via NetGalley.
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  • Mark Baker
    January 1, 1970
    Tobi Tobias is thrilled to be up for the Golden Storyboard award at the annual St. Louis Advertising Awards. However, a night of celebration turns to tragedy when a platform collapses, killing one of the winners. Despite saying she will stay out of it, Tobi can’t help but be pulled in when she thinks about one thing – it might have been her. But what really happened that night?I love the Tobi and her friends, so I was thrilled to visit them again. Combined with the suspects, and we’ve got a fant Tobi Tobias is thrilled to be up for the Golden Storyboard award at the annual St. Louis Advertising Awards. However, a night of celebration turns to tragedy when a platform collapses, killing one of the winners. Despite saying she will stay out of it, Tobi can’t help but be pulled in when she thinks about one thing – it might have been her. But what really happened that night?I love the Tobi and her friends, so I was thrilled to visit them again. Combined with the suspects, and we’ve got a fantastic set of characters. I did feel that one storyline got in the way of the mystery at times. It didn’t help that I felt Tobi was rather stupid when it came to that situation. However, the mystery itself was very well done, with several good twists and a surprising climax.NOTE: I received an ARC of this book.Read my full review at Carstairs Considers.
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  • RO G'ma
    January 1, 1970
    And Death Goes To… is the third book in Laura Bradford’s Tobi Tobias Mystery series. This is a steadily paced whodunit with a great storyline, well-developed and three-dimensional characters, lots of humor, and a touch of romance. The mystery is well plotted and there are lots of twists and turns to provide the reader with plenty of plausible suspects. While the murder mystery is intriguing, it takes a backseat to the characters in this installment and I thoroughly enjoyed getting to learn more And Death Goes To… is the third book in Laura Bradford’s Tobi Tobias Mystery series. This is a steadily paced whodunit with a great storyline, well-developed and three-dimensional characters, lots of humor, and a touch of romance. The mystery is well plotted and there are lots of twists and turns to provide the reader with plenty of plausible suspects. While the murder mystery is intriguing, it takes a backseat to the characters in this installment and I thoroughly enjoyed getting to learn more about some of the sub characters and their backgrounds. I enjoy Ms. Bradford’s witty writing style and look forward to reading more of her books.Tobi Tobias is the owner of the Tobias Ad Agency and she is one of four people whose ads have been nominated for the St. Louis advertising community’s prestigious Golden Storyboard award for Best Overall Ad Campaign. Sam Wazoli, her best friend’s sixteen-year-old son, has been nominated for an award for his photography because Tobi saw his talent and gave him a chance. Tobi’s happy that her Grandpa Stu is in town for the award ceremony, but to her dismay, he has invited her annoying neighbor, Martha Rapple, to be his plus one. Deidre Ryan is the winner of the Best Overall Ad Campaign, but when she takes the stage, the platform suddenly gives way, and she plunges to her death. Tobi’s secretary, JoAnna Kincaid, had arranged for an after party for Tobi and Sam and the group decides to go forward as planned for Sam’s sake even though the ceremony had a tragic ending. Grandpa Stu overhears Tobi make a derogatory comment to her boyfriend, Andy Zander, about Martha. The police rule the death as suspicious because it appears the stage has been tampered with. Tobi can’t get the scene out of her mind and doubts that Deidre was the intended victim. Tobi and Grandpa Stu try to figure who the intended victim was as well as determine the motive and identify the killer. Although her grandpa is helping her, he isn’t himself and Tobi becomes worried about him.I received an Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley and voluntarily reviewed it.
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  • Jeanie Jackson
    January 1, 1970
    Laura Bradford’s newest in the Tobi Tobias series, And Death Goes To…, is another absolute winner in an awesome mystery series. Tobi is happily shocked to be nominated for such a prestigious award in so early in her career but she still can’t help wanting to win, that is until the winner dies right in front of her. Not only does the scene replay in her head repeatedly, she can’t help wondering if the surprise winner was the intended victim or if whoever had won was the target. Between her distre Laura Bradford’s newest in the Tobi Tobias series, And Death Goes To…, is another absolute winner in an awesome mystery series. Tobi is happily shocked to be nominated for such a prestigious award in so early in her career but she still can’t help wanting to win, that is until the winner dies right in front of her. Not only does the scene replay in her head repeatedly, she can’t help wondering if the surprise winner was the intended victim or if whoever had won was the target. Between her distress over seeing someone she knew die right in front of her and her worry over a sudden change in her grandfather, Tobi’s life is a bit of a mess. Outstanding characters provide a wonderful reading experience. When intricacies of the murder plot offer the reader a great experience trying to figure who the intended victim was as well as determining the killer and the motive.I receive and advanced reader copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley. I loved it and am glad for the chance to share my enjoyment.
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  • Brenda
    January 1, 1970
    And Death Goes to is the third installment in the Tobi Tobias Mystery series featuring advertising executive Tobi Tobias. Tobi has been nominated for the Best Overall Campaign at the annual St. Louis advertising awards and she's hoping to win the coveted Golden Storyboard award. Her protégé and best friend Mary Fran's 16 year old son Sam Wazoli is also up for the Best Photograph in a Print ad award.An evening filled with glitz and glamor suddenly takes a turn for the worse when Deidre Ryan steps And Death Goes to is the third installment in the Tobi Tobias Mystery series featuring advertising executive Tobi Tobias. Tobi has been nominated for the Best Overall Campaign at the annual St. Louis advertising awards and she's hoping to win the coveted Golden Storyboard award. Her protégé and best friend Mary Fran's 16 year old son Sam Wazoli is also up for the Best Photograph in a Print ad award.An evening filled with glitz and glamor suddenly takes a turn for the worse when Deidre Ryan steps up to accept her award and the stage platform gives way sending Deidre plummeting to her death. With plenty of suspects to choose from including the woman's husband and fellow associates in the advertising community, Tobi sets out with the help of Grandpa Stu and boyfriend Andy Zander to catch a killer.The actual mystery often seems to take backstage to a secondary storyline featuring Grandpa Stu and Tobi's nemesis Martha Rapple. While the story does produce a few laugh out louds moments readers have come to expect from the main cast of characters and pets, the plot was somewhat overshadowed by the ongoing situation involving Grandpa Stu and his annoying use of Tobi's nickname "Sugar Lump". Despite this I will not give up on the series, but this particular addition was not my favorite.I received an advanced copy of And Death Goes To from NetGalley via Kensington Publishing. While not required to write a review I am more than happy to offer my honest opinion.
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  • Peggy R
    January 1, 1970
    This has quickly become one of my favorite cozy mystery series. It hits all the buttons that I look for when picking up a book in this genre. It has terrific, multi-layered, dimensional characters that readers can easily relate to. These are the type of characters that grab the readers attention and brings them back to a series time again to see what is in store next. The dialogue is full of wit, humor, and some snark in a perfect combination. The mystery is well plotted with the author using tw This has quickly become one of my favorite cozy mystery series. It hits all the buttons that I look for when picking up a book in this genre. It has terrific, multi-layered, dimensional characters that readers can easily relate to. These are the type of characters that grab the readers attention and brings them back to a series time again to see what is in store next. The dialogue is full of wit, humor, and some snark in a perfect combination. The mystery is well plotted with the author using twists and turns to provide us will plenty of plausible suspects and a nice twist. I couldn't read this installment fast enough and when I finished this I walked away highly entertained and excited for more to come.A full review will be posted on my blog closer to release date which is December 5th, but if you are a fan of this author I encourage you to this one to the TBR list. I don't think you will be disappointed.I voluntarily read an advanced reader copy provided to me by the publisher through Negalley.
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  • Fred
    January 1, 1970
    And Death Goes Too… is the third book in the Tobi Tobias Mystery series.Everything is going great for Tobi and her advertising agency. She’s been getting new clients, has been getting the bills paid and even has gotten a car. And the cherry on her sundae is that she has been nominated for Best Overall Ad Campaign of the St. Louis Advertising Awards. She’s just excited to have been nominated.Her 16-year-old photographer, Sam, is also up for the Best Photograph in a Print Ad and when his name is a And Death Goes Too… is the third book in the Tobi Tobias Mystery series.Everything is going great for Tobi and her advertising agency. She’s been getting new clients, has been getting the bills paid and even has gotten a car. And the cherry on her sundae is that she has been nominated for Best Overall Ad Campaign of the St. Louis Advertising Awards. She’s just excited to have been nominated.Her 16-year-old photographer, Sam, is also up for the Best Photograph in a Print Ad and when his name is announced as the winner, their table is ecstatic. Then when Tobi’s is next and fingers are crossed at her table, but it was not to be as Deidre Ryan name is announced as the winner. She accepts her Gold Suitcase and proceeds to a stairway that leads to the platform where the winner is to stand while the winning ad is shown on a screen next to the winner. But as she is making her way up the platform and stairs collapse, killing Deidre. Quite naturally, everyone at Tobi’s table first thought is that could have been Tobi, but Tobi’s first thought is that the wrong winner had been announced, as the ad that started to play was for Lexa Smyth.Tobi asks Sam for the pictures that he took at the dinner so she can confirm what she thought she saw. Once she has a chance to review the pictures, she finds that she was right. She begins to wonder if the production room started to play the wrong clip. But taking a closer look at Sam’s pictures she notices that the envelope was different than those for the previous awards. Now that Tobi realizes that this was, in fact, a murder she sets to find why and hopefully the murderer. Once again Tobi will rely on her office manager, JoAnna, Sam, Mary Fran, owner of a pet shop and Sam’s mom, and of course Grandpa Stu to help her sort through the clues.In addition, Tobi has another problem to solve. Grandpa Stu has been spending a lot of time visiting Ms. Rapple, Tobi’s nosy neighbor, and he hears Tobi tell her boyfriend, Andy, that she wishes it had never gotten so involved with her. Grandpa Stu was hurt by her comment and has turned from the happy-go-lucky gent to an old curmudgeon. Another wonderful story from Laura Bradford and a book you won’t want to put down. I was taken completely by surprise when the killer was revealed.I definitely will be watching for the next book in this delightful series.
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  • Lisa Morin
    January 1, 1970
    And Death Goes To......by Laura Bradford is an exciting mystery that will leave you reading late into the evening.Tobi is nominated for the prestigious award, Best Overall Ad Campaign.Tobi is honored to be nominated, but she has no idea just how deadly this ward turns out to be.In town for the extravaganza is Tobi's grandpa Stu, who is paying special attention to Tobi's cantankerous neighbor.Unfortunately, Tobi bad mouths her neighbor and her grandpa hears her and it soon becomes tense between t And Death Goes To......by Laura Bradford is an exciting mystery that will leave you reading late into the evening.Tobi is nominated for the prestigious award, Best Overall Ad Campaign.Tobi is honored to be nominated, but she has no idea just how deadly this ward turns out to be.In town for the extravaganza is Tobi's grandpa Stu, who is paying special attention to Tobi's cantankerous neighbor.Unfortunately, Tobi bad mouths her neighbor and her grandpa hears her and it soon becomes tense between the loving relatives.Nevertheless, Tobi and her grandpa team up to solve the mysterious death of another nominee and before long find themselves embroiled in deep secrets and lies.Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for allowing me to read an ARC of this wonderful book.Grab your copy on December 5th!
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  • Debbie
    January 1, 1970
    I actually give this 4 1/2 stars. Tobi and friends are back when they all go to an awards ceremony for Tobi and Sam. All is going well until the final award is not what was expected when the winner plummets to her death. When Tobi starts looking into things some surprising things come up which takes this story on some twists. To make matters worse Grandpa Stu doesn't seem to be himself and has everyone worried. The bonus is that we begin to see a different side of Ms. Rapple and I loved to see a I actually give this 4 1/2 stars. Tobi and friends are back when they all go to an awards ceremony for Tobi and Sam. All is going well until the final award is not what was expected when the winner plummets to her death. When Tobi starts looking into things some surprising things come up which takes this story on some twists. To make matters worse Grandpa Stu doesn't seem to be himself and has everyone worried. The bonus is that we begin to see a different side of Ms. Rapple and I loved to see a little of the softness coming out. I love the characters in this series, Tobi is fun and quirky, Sam I just love, such a strong teenager with his head on his shoulders it's refreshing to read a teen that isn't sullen and sulky. The mystery was excellent and I kept changing my mind and was surprised who it turned out to be. I eagerly await the next in this series and can't wait to revisit these characters.
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  • Sue Em
    January 1, 1970
    Tobi Tobias is nominated for the most prestigious award in the St Louis advertising community, when the awards ceremony is ruined with the death of a winner. If you haven't checked out her earlier books, don't worry but start now. Her characters are interesting and have a true sense of camaraderie as they solve the murder. I wanted to be part of her posse, not just reading about it. Highly recommended for all cozy readers.Thanks to netgalley and the publisher for the opportunity to read the late Tobi Tobias is nominated for the most prestigious award in the St Louis advertising community, when the awards ceremony is ruined with the death of a winner. If you haven't checked out her earlier books, don't worry but start now. Her characters are interesting and have a true sense of camaraderie as they solve the murder. I wanted to be part of her posse, not just reading about it. Highly recommended for all cozy readers.Thanks to netgalley and the publisher for the opportunity to read the latest installment in this fun .series
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  • Sally Hannoush
    January 1, 1970
    This is the third book in the series. It can be read as a stand alone. There is enough clues to get you going back and forth on whodunit and motive and means. My head was spinning. We had a little bit of drama and romance- some humor to even things out. It was a well written quick read cozy mystery.
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  • Mary Brown
    January 1, 1970
    And Death Goes ToA Tobi Tobias MysteryLaura Bradford5+ StarsSynopsis:The Tobias Ad Agency is in the running for the coveted Golden Storyboard, and Tobi couldn't be more thrilled—until she discovers it's literally an award to die for.It’s an honor just to be nominated. But, let's get real, Tobi wants to win. The St. Louis Advertising Awards are like the Oscars for her field, and Tobi is up for its most prestigious prize, Best Overall Ad Campaign. The competition is always fierce, but this year it And Death Goes ToA Tobi Tobias MysteryLaura Bradford5+ StarsSynopsis:The Tobias Ad Agency is in the running for the coveted Golden Storyboard, and Tobi couldn't be more thrilled—until she discovers it's literally an award to die for.It’s an honor just to be nominated. But, let's get real, Tobi wants to win. The St. Louis Advertising Awards are like the Oscars for her field, and Tobi is up for its most prestigious prize, Best Overall Ad Campaign. The competition is always fierce, but this year it’s killer . . .Despite her high hopes, Tobi isn't exactly shocked when she doesn’t win. But she is shocked when the winner, Deidre Ryan, takes the stage only to plummet to her death as a platform suddenly gives way. After the police discover foul play, Tobi's Grandpa Stu wastes no time in nominating suspects. But was Deidre the intended victim—or was someone else meant to take the fatal fall? Now it’s a race to catch a killer in the spotlight, before another nominee gets the booby prize and Tobi gets trapped in a no-win situation. (Amazon)Review:The characters are well rounded, well developed and three dimensional. I think they are some of my favorite characters in any cozy that I have read. Tobi is funny and I love the fact that she is a snackaholic and is not ashamed to admit it. Her Grandpa Stu is such a lovable character and you never know what he is going to do. I love the relationship between him and Tobi. Mary Fran, Tobi’s friend and Sam, Mary Fran’s son, are great people and they are wonderful friends to Tobi. They will do anything to help Tobi, but will also keep her in line if she needs it. And Rudder, Tobi’s bird archenemy, brings a lot of humor to the book. The mystery was carried on well throughout the book. I liked the fact that Tobi or her friends did not stumble across a dead body, like in so many cozies that I read. There was a dead body but the death happened in a room full of witnesses. There are still plenty of suspects to consider and clues to sift through and it was not an easy mystery to solve. I felt like the mystery was secondary to the story which was great with me. I was just happy reading about everything that was happening in Tobi and her friends lives.The writing style flows smoothly and the book is a quick easy read. Once I started reading this book, I did not want to do anything else. I just wanted to spend time with all the characters, laugh at their antics and find out what was happening in their lives. In case you could not tell, I love these characters.I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted funny entertaining cozy. The whole series is great and the books just keep getting better.I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for a honest review. I would like to thank NetGalley and Kensington Books for the opportunity to read and review this book.
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  • Kathleen
    January 1, 1970
    “And Death Goes to…” earns 5/5 Golden Trophies…Murderously Fun! “And the nominees for are…” Tobi Tobias is thrilled and not shy to admit she hopes to win the Golden Storyboard award from the St Louis Advertising Awards for the best overall ad campaign. But like many creative awards, the competition is tight. The other nominees are all from well-established firms, and that can be intimidated. But, when Deidre Ryan’s name is announced, disappointment clouds the event. But when the staircase collap “And Death Goes to…” earns 5/5 Golden Trophies…Murderously Fun! “And the nominees for are…” Tobi Tobias is thrilled and not shy to admit she hopes to win the Golden Storyboard award from the St Louis Advertising Awards for the best overall ad campaign. But like many creative awards, the competition is tight. The other nominees are all from well-established firms, and that can be intimidated. But, when Deidre Ryan’s name is announced, disappointment clouds the event. But when the staircase collapses and the award winner plummets to her death, disappointment turns to shocking disbelief. Of course, sabotage points to murder, but a big mistake is revealed making everyone question who was meant to die. Greed? Jealousy? Revenge? All top motives. However, despite the fact the Ad community can be a “cutthroat” business, Tobi feels compelled to investigate, and Grandpa Stu? He looks to join in with the rest of the gangThis third book in the Tobi Tobias Mystery is an exciting, steady-paced ADventure with well-developed and relatable characters. Laura has quite the talent of weaving together dramatic events with real-life reactions, romance, friendship, and humor making for a delightfully entertaining experience. In the background the ins and outs of advertising is explored along with the up and down dynamics between grandfather, granddaughter, and his date and nosy neighbor Martha Rapple. Fans agree making this a very popular series, and newbies, like me, needed not shy away since enough background and character connections is provided to keep you engaged. "Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from author. The opinions are my honest insights."
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  • Storm Reads
    January 1, 1970
    Things have  been going great for Tobi Tobias and she is up for the Best Ad award and super excited. She knows she probably won't win but to just be nominated for such a prestigious award has her head spinning. When they announce the winner it's not Tobi and the winner goes up on stage and she isn't there long before the stage collapse and the monitor falls and the winner is dead. They are saying it was a horrible accident but something isn't sitting well with Tobi. She is sure that she seen in Things have  been going great for Tobi Tobias and she is up for the Best Ad award and super excited. She knows she probably won't win but to just be nominated for such a prestigious award has her head spinning. When they announce the winner it's not Tobi and the winner goes up on stage and she isn't there long before the stage collapse and the monitor falls and the winner is dead. They are saying it was a horrible accident but something isn't sitting well with Tobi. She is sure that she seen in the winner's eyes what she also noticed that she wasn't the real winner as it wasn't her ad about to play on the monitor. So what happened? Once Tobi realized that Deidre wasn't the real winner and starts to investigate each of the other nominees and figuring out who was suppose to win and why that person would have won, it exposes a few different suspects.I love Tobi she is such a fun character! I really just like all the characters as they are just so great and the kind of friends and family you would like, well except for Mrs. Rapple...lol. Speaking of Mrs. Rapple, you get a bit more about her in this one and it gives you some insight into why she acts the way she does. It was actually a little sad and maybe it will change how Tobi feels about her in the future. It has a really good mystery though I kind of had it figured out but there was some other parts of the mystery that I didn't figure out and it ends up being kind of a sad killing...you just have to read it...to get it. :) If you like cozies then you really should try this series it's great!!! 
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  • M N
    January 1, 1970
    The author has provided a good mystery. Hardcore cozy mystery fans like me will not be disappointed. The flow of the book is very smooth. The characters all play a part. Readers will be able to relate to the main character Tobi for her issues with the neighbor and pets. Will recommend this to mystery readers.If the length of the book is reduced, i felt the pace would have increased and would attract more readers (beyond cozy mystery lovers). Thanks to Netgalley/Publisher for offering me the chan The author has provided a good mystery. Hardcore cozy mystery fans like me will not be disappointed. The flow of the book is very smooth. The characters all play a part. Readers will be able to relate to the main character Tobi for her issues with the neighbor and pets. Will recommend this to mystery readers.If the length of the book is reduced, i felt the pace would have increased and would attract more readers (beyond cozy mystery lovers). Thanks to Netgalley/Publisher for offering me the chance to read this book and provide review.
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  • Kelly
    January 1, 1970
    **I voluntarily read this ARC**I love this series! Tobi is a strong, yet flawed, main character. The mystery was definitely twisty. I think I might've gasped out loud a few times during the reveal.
  • Jill
    January 1, 1970
    Tobi Tobias is on cloud nine. She is up for the award for Best Overall Ad Campaign in the prestigious St. Louis Advertising Agency Awards. It's the biggest ad award in town, and although she has only been running her own agency for a short time, Tobi has been noticed and nominated, and she can't wait for the ceremony to see what happens. And what happens there is not good. It's not all bad, as her teenaged photographer managed to break through stereotypes and win an award for himself. But while Tobi Tobias is on cloud nine. She is up for the award for Best Overall Ad Campaign in the prestigious St. Louis Advertising Agency Awards. It's the biggest ad award in town, and although she has only been running her own agency for a short time, Tobi has been noticed and nominated, and she can't wait for the ceremony to see what happens. And what happens there is not good. It's not all bad, as her teenaged photographer managed to break through stereotypes and win an award for himself. But while Tobi gets to enjoy her fabulous dress, the extra attention from her boyfriend Andy, and some mediocre steak, she doesn't win the award. Although that may be good news for her, since the woman who did win, Deidre Ryan, went up to get her award, and the special staircase erected for the winner to climb fell down and the stage lights came down on top of her. But right before the stage came down, Tobi noticed something odd. The screen that was supposed to be showing Deidre's award-winning ad campaign was just starting to show the ad campaign of a different nominee instead. Was it just an honest mistake, or was it something more ominous?While Tobi and her family and friends are very happy that she didn't win the award--that she was able to walk away from the ceremony while poor Deidre didn't--Tobi can't leave the mystery alone. She has to figure out what happened that night. Did someone else really win that award? And was the booby-trap for that person instead? Who would do such a thing to a fellow advertising professional? And just as important, how can she stop her beloved grandfather from falling for her annoying neighbor with the irritating dog? Tobi has her work cut out for her in And Death Goes To . . ., Laura Bradford's third novel in the charming Tobi Tobias mystery series. Tobi and her friends and colleagues use their intelligence and humor to face the challenging situation they find themselves in. Even parrot Rudder would find some moments to snort at in this fun cozy. Delightful characters, a compelling story, an interesting setting, and lots of information about working in advertising. A sweet treat for mystery lovers!Galleys for And Death Goes To . . . were provided by Kensington Books through NetGalley, with many thanks. 
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  • Lorraine Kraft
    January 1, 1970
    In the third installment of Laura Bradford's Tobi Tobias Mysteries, Tobi is thrilled when her ad agency is nominated for the coveted and most prestigious St. Louis Advertising award for the Best Overall Campaign. Tobi has no expectations of winning since hers is a relatively new agency, but she is shocked when the winner plummets to her death when the platform suddenly collapses in front of everyone. When it is discovered foul play is involved, Tobi's grandfather, Stu, wants to investigate and s In the third installment of Laura Bradford's Tobi Tobias Mysteries, Tobi is thrilled when her ad agency is nominated for the coveted and most prestigious St. Louis Advertising award for the Best Overall Campaign. Tobi has no expectations of winning since hers is a relatively new agency, but she is shocked when the winner plummets to her death when the platform suddenly collapses in front of everyone. When it is discovered foul play is involved, Tobi's grandfather, Stu, wants to investigate and starts a list of suspects. As the investigation goes on, Tobi starts questioning if it was Deirdre that was the intended victim and if not, who was suppose to be on that platform? Along with her grandfather, Tobi's investigation is helped with her friends, Carter McDade, Mary Fran, and Sam. Will they find the killer before someone else is attacked?This is one of my favorite cozy mystery series and I think everyone will enjoy it. I love the characters, the plot and it moved at a good pace. Who did it will keep you guessing! If you are looking for a new series to read, check this one out. You'll be glad you did!
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  • Verity W
    January 1, 1970
    ****Copy from NetGalley in return for an honest review****This was the first book that I've read in this series, and although I thought the mystery element was well done, I really didn't like the protagonist. Perhaps if I'd read the previous books I wouldn't have taken against her the same way, but in this she comes across as selfish, spoilt and mean quite a lot of the time and the quirky character traits that you're meant to found endearing (loves candy and junk food, teasing a parrot) just gra ****Copy from NetGalley in return for an honest review****This was the first book that I've read in this series, and although I thought the mystery element was well done, I really didn't like the protagonist. Perhaps if I'd read the previous books I wouldn't have taken against her the same way, but in this she comes across as selfish, spoilt and mean quite a lot of the time and the quirky character traits that you're meant to found endearing (loves candy and junk food, teasing a parrot) just grated on me and didn't help.I might look for other books by Laura Bradford to see if her other protagonists are more likeable, but I don't think I'd read another book in this series.
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  • Kathleen Gray
    January 1, 1970
    Classic cozy with an intrepid amateur, a murdered rival, and a boisterous group of family and friends. I'd not read the earlier books but I don't think that made a difference. Tobi is in the ad business and she's thrilled to have been nominated for an award. When the winner is killed, of course she's going to wonder whether this was about the victim or about her (don't we all think that way?). And, of course she's going to investigate. There are some twists, there's some humor, and there's a goo Classic cozy with an intrepid amateur, a murdered rival, and a boisterous group of family and friends. I'd not read the earlier books but I don't think that made a difference. Tobi is in the ad business and she's thrilled to have been nominated for an award. When the winner is killed, of course she's going to wonder whether this was about the victim or about her (don't we all think that way?). And, of course she's going to investigate. There are some twists, there's some humor, and there's a good heart, especially with regard to Tobi's grandfather. Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC.
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  • Laura
    January 1, 1970
    This is a great book with a wonderful story and well developed characters. The story flowed very well and was very enjoyable. This book will keep you reading long into the night and you will not want to put this book down until you finish. This was such a great read and full of surprises. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader’s copy of this book. The free book held no determination on my personal review.
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  • Melissa Castor
    January 1, 1970
    When Tobi is nominated for Best Overall Ad for the St. Louis Advertising Awards, she is thrilled. However, the night takes a tragic turn when the winner of the award, Deidre Ryan, falls to her death after accepting the award. It is discovered that someone tampered with the platform. Tobi and Grandpa Stu are on the case to figure out if Deidre was the intended Target or if someone else was and to find out who the killer is. Look forward to more books in this fun series!
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  • Jayme
    January 1, 1970
    What did you think would happen when Tobi was nominated for an award?! Murder and mayhem?? Well of course..Tobi is back with her group of friends, and Grandpa Stu. There had to be some turmoil with Grandpa Stu and his new found relationship with Ms. Rapple. I love that I never figured out the killer, the relationships and friendships are realistic and not clean cut! Laura Bradford is amazing with words and settings.
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  • Debra
    January 1, 1970
    I read for a honest review for NetGalley and Lyrical Underground. I have read Ms.Bradford's work from An Amish Mystery, there's not a series she writes I haven't fallen in love with.This series is fast becoming one if my favorites as well,it's well written, love her covers. I highly recommend this series.
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  • Kayt18
    January 1, 1970
    Laura Bradford is one of my favorite authors and for good reason. It does not matter what she is writing, what the setting is, what the genre is, she does it with style, intelligence and heart! And Death Goes To..... is another wonderful, intriguing mystery. You can never go wrong reading anything that author Laura Bradford writes and this is a perfect example. Fast, fun read!
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  • Deborah Wysinger
    January 1, 1970
    I really enjoyed the story. I was like Grandpa Stu trying to figure out the killer. My choice was wrong.
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