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The Readaholics and the Falcon Fiasco

(Book Club Mystery #1)

3.79  ·  Rating details ·  1,061 ratings  ·  219 reviews
Amy-Faye Johnson’s book club, the Readaholics, enjoys guessing whodunit in mysteries like The Maltese Falcon. But when a murder happens in their midst, they discover that solving crimes is harder that reading about them…

Amy-Faye has always loved her idyllic Rocky Mountain town of Heaven, Colorado. Her event-planning business is thriving, her fellow book-obsessed Readaholic
Paperback, 336 pages
Published April 7th 2015 by NAL
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Erin *Proud Book Hoarder*
A very fun cozy mystery, this is book-club themed. The author chooses one book per story that the club discusses and then ties that a bit into the story-line. For the first of the series it's the Maltese Falcon, a book I haven't personally read yet but will eventually (maybe) get to. I like how the club actually discusses the book and follows with a film later.

The main character is a joy. She's a wedding coordinator who runs into her ex and is hired to host his wedding. Awkward but gives us hum
Oct 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing

Knowing I wanted to read this when I saw the title, I am definitely a "readaholic" and when I read the synopsis I knew I wanted to get to know Amy-Faye and her book loving friends, a book group of "readaholics".

Amy-Faye's blooming event planning business is in full swing with a whole list of events planned in her hometown of Heaven, Colorado including planning a wedding for her former boyfriend, Doug and his Fiance, Madison. She decides to take it on all the while nursing feelings that are creep
Lisa Ks Book Reviews
Mar 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
I was so excited when I first heard about this series. I’ve never been in a book club, but it’s something I would love to do. Until that time, I’m happy I can enjoy the experience through series such as this one.

I always read the dedications and acknowledgements on books. So, I would like to thank Ms. DiSilverio for dedicating this first book in her new series to us, the readers.

There are books you know you are going to love after just a few sentences. THE READAHOLICS AND THE FALCON FIASCO for
Lauren Stoolfire
Mar 10, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery
The Readaholics and the Falcon Fiasco is a fun little cozy mystery. I enjoyed just how bookish this story is and that cute little kitty cat. Cozy mysteries aren't really my style, but my favorite aspect was just how much this revolves around The Maltese Falcon. I may continue this series as it focuses on Murder on the Orient Express.

This book has been on my pile for over a year. I bought it not long after it came out, intending to read it right away, but I just kept looking over it when I picked out what to read next. I finally read it and I must say, this was an engrossing, fast-paced book that was solid and wonderful.

I loved Amy-Faye. She goes through a lot in this book, and yet comes out of it still swinging. Ms. DiSilverio did a wonderful job of create a complex main character, with just as complex secondary characters
Apr 14, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reading the Readaholics and the Falcon Fiasco made two first reading experiences for me. First of all, the book was the a first in new series and it is the first book I have read by the author Laura DiSllverio. I enjoyed the book very much.

A close knit group of friends have a reading group. They meet at each other's house to discuss a mystery book. The selection this time was the Maltese Falcon. One member of the group dies the next day and the police rule it as a suicide. Amy-Faye, the protagon
Yesha- Books Teacup and Reviews
This was first mystery book and new genre and new author to me. This was different experience and I liked it. I really wish to be a part of book club after reading this novel.
Amy-Faye and her Readaholic book club is really fun group discussing books at each other's house. When one of the friend dies from the group, and police declares it suicide, they could not believe it and started to investigate about it.
Life of Amy-Faye and other book club members is very nicely described. All main and small
Shelley Giusti
Apr 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Laura DiSilverio's brand new book in a brand new series is a fantastic read.This whodunit will keep you interested and hooked from the start. The characters are very likable and the story line will have you trying to figure out who the killer is until the wee hours of night.

Amy Faye is back in Heaven Colorado with a booming business. When she takes on a new client and realizes that it is her ex boyfriend things go from bad to worse. Amy-Faye's book club has just read the Maltese Falcon and they
Lesley Looper
This was a first-in-series, and it was pretty good! The main characters are part of a book club. The main character does some fact-finding that might be considered police work, a common thing among cozy mysteries, I think. Still, it was nice, light reading.
Hilary (A Wytch's Book Review)
Hmm the first book in a new series, I found a few bits grated but for the most part it was a nice gentle and easy read, the perfect thing to curl up with in an evening.
Apr 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Very good first book in the series, with a compelling mystery and MC. An easy, flowing read. Already looking forward to the next.
Jul 24, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: z-2018-jul
First book by this author. Solid star to a series. Liked concept of "Readaholics". Wished Misty was in book more. Would read more of series. 3.5 stars ...more
Mar 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
The Readaholics And The Falcon Fiasco is the first book in the A Book Club Mystery series.

Amy-Faye has moved back to Heaven , CO after breaking up with her boyfriend and has started a business as an event planner. Business has been going well and Amy-Faye has been have a good time to date. As she is discussing with Madison Taylor plans for her upcoming wedding, Amy-Faye learns that the groom will be her ex, Doug Elvaston. Tempted to just walk away from planning this event, Amy-Faye realizes she
Mark Baker
Apr 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery, 2015
Amy-Faye and her friends have formed a book club in their town of Heaven, Colorado. The morning after they meet to discuss The Maltese Falcon, Amy-Faye goes to meet with a member only to find that member dying from poison. The police rule is a suicide, but Amy-Faye is certain it was murder. With the help of the other Readaholics, she starts poking around. But what secrets will they uncover?

There were a lot of characters introduced early on, and I had a hard time keeping them straight early on. H
Mar 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
Loved it! Looking forward to the next one in the series.
Jun 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Great book! I can't wait for book 2 to come out this fall. ...more
Oct 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
That was great! And I finally managed to guess who the killer was!! Can't wait to see what the Readaholics have in store next! ...more
Heather W
Mar 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A definite cosy mystery with a satisfying ending, the readaholics is a lovely story that I enjoyed reading. It is definitely solveable, but I was enjoying the pacing and characters so much that the mystery became less of a priority. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this and cannot wait to get to the second book
Aug 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
New-to-me series, very enjoyable. Amy-Faye runs both a reading club and a party planning business in her small town in Colorado. When one of the book club members is poisoned, Amy-Faye sets out to prove to the police that she did not commit suicide. On top of that, her ex-boyfriend is getting married and his fiancé wants her to plan the wedding. Then there's the new homicide detective--a transplant from Georgia-- who makes her head spin. ...more
Carolyn Vandine West
Amy-Faye and Doug have been on again off again for years. As he announces his engagement to a new girl they ask her to be the wedding planner. Against her instincts she agrees.
This is running thread through the main storyline, which is one of her reading group dying. The police think Ivy committed suicide, but Amy-Faye thinks otherwise. She starts poking around and finds lots of things pointing to it being murder. Despite being told to drop it, she can’t leave it alone. Ivy was her friend and w
Jul 15, 2017 rated it liked it
This was good- not a stand out, but good.
Diane ~Firefly~
I'd say 3.5 stars, but since it looks like they are going to run with a love triangle, I'm dropping it to 3.

Amy-Faye has an event planning business and is surprised when her new bridal client is marrying her old boyfriend. But even that isn't as bad as when a friend turns up dead and the police think it is suicide. Amy-Faye and the other members of the book club don't believe it and set out to prove it. This of course uncovers some secrets.

I liked the town and characters, although some could use
Stacey Adams
Aug 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Amy-Faye is struggling to get her event business noticed, she's "dating" the new detective in town, her old flame Doug is getting married (and she has signed on to do the wedding) and one of her long time friends has come to a bad end. Ivy's death, ruled a suicide by the police, leaves only Amy-Faye and her book club the Readaholics to solve the crime they're sure must have been committed against their friend.
A well thought out story drawing you to different people who could have committed the
Jan 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Cute little cozy. A member of Amy-Faye's book club has died under mysterious circumstances. With the help of the club and the new police detective in Heaven, Co, she sets out to solve it.
It was a good mystery with loose ends to wrap up in the future. However the future can just dump her old boyfriend, I like the detective.
I'll be reading number 2.
Great book. I loved the characters and setting. I thought the mystery aspect was well done.
May 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Though my reading has included a fair chunk of mystery over the years, it's been a long time since I was successfully snagged by one. I found myself actually wondering aloud (yes, I wonder aloud sometimes) at who the murderer was and though I landed on the killer about five pages before our heroine did, I still loved the "reveal" scene. I've read several books over the years by great authors, but many times the story doesn't shine through all the extra-critiqued sentences and over-scrubbed prose ...more
Heather Weber
Aug 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a wonderful mystery. The characters and clues are cleverly interwoven, with plenty of red-herrings along the path to keep the reader guessing. Tensions and close calls are well played.
I don't care for the main character's name. Amy-Faye is shortened to A-Faye or AF a few times. It just seems funny to me, but that is a personal preference. I am still interested in reading the next books in this series.
Apr 20, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: first-reads
I was interested in reading this book because it is a murder mystery that centers around a book club and I am very attached to the book club I belong to. I also generally love books that are about books. It was cute and light but most of the characters were a little too "fluffy" for my taste. Also, for a book about a book club they did not talk about books as much as I would have liked. Maybe my standards are a little high since the members of our book club are so special that I was expecting cl ...more
May 01, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: mystery-colorado
Ivy has been one of Amy-Faye's best friends forever, and she seems a little strange at the meeting of their mystery reading group. When A-Faye finds her dead the next day, the police say "suicide," but the reading group says "murder." A-Faye's life is hard enough, using her event-planning service to run her ex-boyfriend's wedding, but she throws herself into detecting, even though the good-looking new detective in town warns her against it, and even after she's threatened. I guess I found this d ...more
Shirley Schwartz
Mar 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is the first book in the Book Club Mystery series. I really enjoyed the book. It is surprisingly strong for it being a first book in a cozy series. Amy-Faye and her book club friends are thrust into a mystery when one of their own is found dead in her home. The police are sure it's suicide, but Amy-Faye and the rest don't believe that for a minute. Amy-Faye does some investigating on her own and discovers hidden affairs, dirty dealings and plain old greed in her friend's final weeks before ...more
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I'm the author of the Swift Investigations, Mall Cop and Readaholics mystery series.

After twenty years as an Air Force intelligence officer – serving as a squadron commander, with the National Reconnaissance Office, and at a fighter wing – I retired to parenting and writing full-time.

Spying was easier.

(Laura DiSilverio is also Ella Barrick.)

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