Blog Tour: Review (& #Giveaway!) of You Can’t Get Blood Out of Shag Carpet by Juliette Harper

Welcome to the blog tour of You Can’t Get Blood Out of Shag Carpet by Juliette Harper! This is the first book in A Study Club Mystery series and it’s now available for sale on Amazon and Smashwords for only .99 cents!

This tour runs June 15-26 with reviews, interviews, guest posts and excerpts. Check out the tour page for the full schedule.


About the Book:

Wanda Jean Milton discovers her husband, local exterminator Hilton Milton, dead on her new shag carpet with an Old Hickory carving knife sticking out of his chest. Beside herself over how she’ll remove the stain, and grief-stricken over Hilton’s demise, Wanda Jean finds herself the prime suspect in the case. But she is also a member of “the” local Study Club, a bastion of independent Texas feminism 1960s style. Club President Clara Wyler has no intention of allowing a member to be a murder suspect during her administration. Aided by her younger sister and County Clerk, Mae Ella Gormley; Sugar Watson, the proprietress of Sugar’s Style and Spray; and Wilma Schneider, Army MASH veteran and local RN, the Club women set out to clear Wanda Jean’s name — never guessing the local dirt they’ll uncover in the process.

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No one is quite sure what the ladies in the Study Club study, but I’ll tell you one thing: I sure want to be a member of the club.

You Can’t Get Blood Out of Shag Carpet is the hilarious first book in Juliette Harper’s Study Club Mystery series and I am absolutely hooked. Set in a small  Texas town in the 1960’s, the town gossip is  all about Hilton Milton, who was found stabbed to death in his home–on his wife Wanda Jean’s brand new shag carpet to be exact. Study Club leader Clara Wyler is as concerned about the state of that shag carpet as she is about proving Wanda Jean’s innocence. She enlists the help of the other Study Club members and soon the ladies have launched an investigation into the murder of Hilton, as well as the death of Wanda Jean’s brother-in-law months before.

I really, really enjoyed this book. The ladies of the Study Club had me in stitches. Each character is painted with a unique brush and filled in with terrific detail. The canvas on which these characters play is vividly inviting and delightfully memorable. I can’t wait for more adventures with these characters, this series, and this author.

About the author:

Juliette Harper is the pen name used by the writing team of Patricia Pauletti and Rana K. Williamson. You Can’t Get Blood Out of Shag Carpet is the first installment of Harper’s debut cozy Study Club Mysteries, an hilariously funny look at the often absurd eccentricities of small town life. The second book, to be released in coming months, is called You Can’t Put a Corpse in a Parade.The droll series, set in the 1960s, is a light-hearted spinoff of Harper’s Lockwood Legacy a nine-book chronicle of the lives of three sisters who inherit a ranch in Central Texas following their father’s suicide. Three of the novels are currently available: Langston’s Daughters, Baxter’s Draw, and Alice’s Portrait. The fourth book, Mandy’s Father, will appear in Summer 2015.

And don’t miss Harper’s first foray into the world of the supernatural, Descendants of the Rose, Book 1 in the Selby Jensen Paranormal Mystery series. The second Selby Jensen book, Lost in Room 636 is also scheduled for a Summer 2015 release.

Pauletti, an Easterner of Italian descent, is an accomplished musician with an eye for art and design. Williamson, a Texan, worked as a journalist and university history instructor before becoming a full-time freelance writer in 2002.


One (1) winner gets a $50 Amazon Gift Card (INT), one (1) winner gets Langston’s Daughters, Baxter’s Draw and Alice’s Portrait in paperback (US) and one (1) winner gets Descendants of the Rose in paperback (US)

Ends June 29th

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This event was organized by CBB Book Promotions.

2 thoughts on “Blog Tour: Review (& #Giveaway!) of You Can’t Get Blood Out of Shag Carpet by Juliette Harper

  1. Thanks for introducing me to Juliette Harper and her various books she has penned. I am also happy to be able to enter for the giveaway. Your blog provides me with a great insight into new books.


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