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Friday, May 13, 2022

Book Review and Giveaway- Book: A Giant Murder Author: Marji Laine Narrator: Christa DelSorbo On Tour with Celebrate Lit


About the Book

Book: A Giant Murder

Author: Marji Laine

Narrator: Christa DelSorbo

GenreChristian Women’s Fiction

Release date: January, 2022

2- A Giant Murder AUDIOWould you like a shot of… death with that, sir?

Josephine Jacobs was just doing her job, serving at an exclusive party, so why is she now being accused of shooting TG Taggert?

At a party full of suspects in the murder of Taggert, Josie served the food giant everything but an eternally “parting shot.” Who really killed TG Taggert? His wife? His son, Jack? What about Harper Davis? Rumor has it, she was having an affair with him—motive for her or Taggert’s wife! The list of those who seemed to hate him keeps growing, including a chemist and a chef!

With her long-time friend, Office Porter O’Brien, Josie sets out to clear her name and find out who really killed “the giant”.

Find out in this next book in the Ever After Mysteries, combining beloved fairy tales and mysteries. A Giant Murder offers a retelling of “Jack and the Beanstalk” with enough clues and suspects to keep you looking over your shoulder. We’d recommend Kevlar… but it hasn’t been invented yet!


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About the Author

Marji LaineMarji Laine is a graduated home-schooling mom of four with two college students staying in the nest for a little longer. She and her hubby of 34 years also share their North Texas home with a rescue pup named Rosie. When Marji isn’t editing or publishing the books for her authors at Write Integrity Press, she indulges in penning her own mystery, suspense, and romance novels. She loves acting in musical comedy, has directed many stage productions, leads a high school Bible study and sings in her church choir. She prefers mountains to beaches, dogs to cats, NASCAR to football, Magnolia pie, white roses, green, and Hallmark Movies and Mysteries. You can find her at her website:


About the Narrator

christaheadshot (1)Speaking Life into Story

Queen of the one-eyebrow quirk, Christa DelSorbo auditioned for the role of Tarzan’s mom and has the photos to prove she ended up as the only cast member in a literal cast. These days, they keep her stuck in a box with a ball on a stick and only feed her when she reads another chapter of another fabulous book. She loves every minute. Or so they tell her. *eyebrow slowly raises *


More from Christa

My Thoughts 

A Giant Murder is written by Marji Laine. This is book 2 in the Ever After Mystery series. A series that is fairytale retelling stories that are written by a group of wonderful authors. I believe this is the first book that I have read by this author and I enjoyed it very much.

This story is a retelling of “Jack and the Beanstalk” but with twists and turns. This is set in Dallas in 1926. Josephine Jacobs is serving at a upscale party thrown by TG Taggert. The whole time Josephine is serving, she sees a lot of the guests acting different. However Josephine is trying to concentrate on her task. Her job helps her mother pay the bills. Josephine retreats to her room to get a key - and is caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. She hears a gunshot - and TG Taggert is dead. Josephine is the prime suspect. 

Josephine can't believe she is the prime suspect. She knows she needs to clear her name. Her friend, Officer Porter O'Brien helps her and is investigating the case. Who would want the food giant dead? One of my favorite things about this character, is despite what she was walking through - she still shared her faith and the Gospel. Despite her circumstances she keeps her faith in God, and her eyes on Jesus. The Gospel message is woven all throughout this story and it is a beautiful reminder. 

The author wrote the time period well, she has the roaring 20's lingo, the notes of Prohibition, and so much time period specific info. Well written characters, suspenseful mystery and a all around good read. I love the Ever After mysteries! 

Let’s talk about the narrator now. I have been fortunate enough to listen to several stories that Christa has narrated. She is one of my favorite narrators. Her voice is so smooth and flowing. She brings the right amount of emotion to all of the story. She really brings the story to life through her voice. 

I received a copy of this book through the Celebrate Lit Blogging Program - all thoughts are my own.

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To celebrate her tour, Christa is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon gift card and a free code for the audiobook!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


  1. What inspires your book plots?

  2. When the author uses language and lingo that is appropriate for the era in which the story is set, it adds much to the authenticity.

  3. I enjoyed following the tour and learning about A Giant Murder audiobook and I am looking forward to listening to it! Good luck with your audiobook and I hope the tour was a success! Thanks for sharing it with me! Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Connie! Have an awesome day!