A Chat With Ali and Taylor Blake by Mary Kennedy

A Premonition of MurderHi, everyone! Ali and Taylor Blake here from the Dream Club Mysteries. We’re lovin’ life in Savannah and wanted to give you a quick update on what’s been happening with our vintage candy store, Oldies But Goodies.

Ali: I think we should tell them about the café we added. Business is booming! In fact, we’re on our lunch break right now, and our lovely assistant, Dana, is handling the shop.

Taylor: Ali’s right. First things first. As you know we started out selling these wonderful retro candies that bring back memories and make everyone feel nostalgic.

Ali: And since we serve free iced tea and lemonade, we noticed that people were lingering to chat after they bought their candy. I started putting out a few shortbread cookies and everyone gobbled them up. The aisles were so crowded people could hardly get up to the cash register.

Taylor: So I came up with an idea. . .

Ali: Wait a minute. You mean, together we came up with an idea!

Taylor: Yes, of course. We both came up with the idea of adding a little café to the shop and serving soup, sandwiches and light lunches. The idea really took off.

Ali: And we added some cute little umbrella tables in the backyard. We even started a little take-out business and may cater some parties. Our Dream Club members are our beta-tasters and I love to try out all our new recipes on them.

Taylor: True. The Dream Club is stronger than ever and we’re still solving murders in Savannah. I was a bit of a skeptic at first, but I can’t argue with success.

Ali: If you’re wondering how it works, we meet once a week to talk about and analyze our dreams. A lot of time, we find clues in our dreams that help the Savannah PD solve real-life crimes. The clues might be in the form of images or visions. . .

Taylor: Or it could just be a coincidence. . .

Ali: You’re still a skeptic!

Taylor: Not completely. I think you’ve won me over. In any case, we’re all paying a lot more attention to our dreams since we started the club. And I think we’ve convinced Noah–]

Ali: That’s her hunky boyfriend who happens to be a private detective. . .

Taylor: We’ve convinced Noah that we really can help with murder investigations.

Ali: Things are hoppin’ in the shop, so I guess we better get back to work. Dana looks swamped.

Taylor: Be sure to check out A Premonition of Murder to see what happens when a Southern heiress has a vision of her death.

Ali: A vision that leads to murder!

Taylor: Thanks for stopping by. If you’re even in Savannah, be sure to visit Oldies But Goodies.


A Premonition of Murder is the third book in the Dream Club mystery series, published by Berkley Prime Crime, June 2016.

An elderly Southern heiress’s nightmare becomes a real case of murder in the latest Dream Club Mystery from the national bestselling author of Dream a Little Scream.

When Abigail Marchand, Savannah’s famously reclusive heiress, invites the Dream Club ladies to lunch at her Beaux Reeves mansion, Taylor and Ali hope for an invitation to join the distinguished Magnolia Society. But Abigail has a more pressing concern: a recent dream that seems to foretell her death.

Taylor reassures Abigail that there are many ways to interpret a dream, but at the next meeting of the Dream Club, their discussion is cut short by a call from Detective Sam Stiles. She’s at Abigail’s mansion, where the elderly woman appears to have been pushed to her death down a flight of stairs. Now Taylor, Ali, and the Dream Club need to catch a killer before someone else is laid to rest.

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About the author
Mary Kennedy is a licensed psychologist and the author of over 40 novels. She writes the Dream Club Mysteries and the Talk Radio Mysteries for Penguin-Random House and has a young adult series called The Hollywood Diaries. She lives with her husband and six neurotic cats. She has tried unsuccessfully to psychoanalyze both husband and cats but remains optimistic. You can visit her at www.marykennedy.net.

MK giveawayGiveaway: Leave comment below for your chance to win either a print copy of Dream a Little Scream or this cat tote bag that folds up into a clutch. US entries only, please. The giveaway will end June 12, 2016 at 12 AM EST. Good luck everyone!

All comments are welcomed.

75 responses to “A Chat With Ali and Taylor Blake by Mary Kennedy

  1. Doward Wilson

    I enjoyed the first book & want to catch up on the rest. Thanks for the chance to win.

  2. Thank you for the chance to win! Cute Kitty bag & sounds like a good book!

  3. I wasn’t familiar with this series before reading this blog post. Sounds like one I should be reading! I love stories set in the South.

  4. Linda Herold

    So you are a psychologist! I am a recently retired special education teacher. Did you work in a school district? Thanks for offering this. My kind of book for sure!! lindaherold999@gmail.com

  5. Nancy Roessner

    I love this series and I have the next one on pre-order. The tote bag/clutch is adorable and I am partial to totes! Can’t wait for the book. It should arrive tomorrow.

  6. So happy to be featured today, Dru!! Linda, I’m a psychologist in private practice.Hope everyone is gearing up for a great week.

  7. I would love to start reading this series! Thank you!

  8. Candace knight

    This book sounds great. I can’t wait to read it. Thanks for the chance!

  9. Wow, I would love to visit them. I love learning about new authors and their stories. Thank you.

  10. Deborah A Muir

    Can’t wait. Thanks for the contest

  11. Donna Gantt

    The tote bag is so cute, but I would have to choose the book if I win. Thanks for the chance!

  12. Marlene Ezell

    I enjoy the Dream Club books. Thanks for the giveaway.

  13. I love the idea of this series and am so happy there is a new one coming out

  14. An other series I am wanting to read. Thanks four the giveaway.

  15. An other series I am hoping to get time to read. Thanks for the chance. Thank you for the giveaway.

  16. Silva Presler

    I am looking forward to reading your series. Thank you for the opportunity to throw my name in the hat. I shall watch to see who the winner is.

  17. Fantastic blog today… I’m looking forward to reading the book!
    (Loved the cover too btw…!)
    Cheers,
    Kelly Braun

  18. Peggy Hyndman

    This book sounds great. Thank you for the chance to win!

  19. Thank you for the chance to win. Another great series that I need to read.

  20. Virginia Kent

    Love the tote bag!! Hope I win. Can’t wait to read the book!!

  21. Can’t wait to read the new book!

  22. Thanks so much for the kind words about the Dream Club Mysteries, everyone!

  23. Great interview. Thank you

  24. I love Southern cozies and Savannah is such a beautiful city. Thank you for introducing me to this interesting series and the chance to win!

  25. I have not read the books but this author. However now that I have read the comments I know I WILL read the books by this author. Hands down, it sounds like a wonderful series. Thank you for offering this opportunity.

  26. I am very excited to add this series to my reading list. I do think these books will be outstanding reads. Thanks for the opportunity to learn about the series and to enter the give-a-way.

  27. Well I must say after reading these comments this series will definitely be on my reading list. Thanks, for the opportunity to learn about the books and to enter the give-a-way!

  28. Jill Broussard

    This is new for me and sounds great! Thankyou for the introduction and the opportunity!

  29. Barbara Hackel

    I haven’t read the Dream series, but I have read other books by Mary and they all have been excellent! I will have to catch up on this series! Thanks Dru for another great suggestion. Thanks Mary for your generous offers!

  30. Deanna Spencer

    I can’t wait to read the new book in the series!!

  31. wendynewcomb

    I would love to win a copy of the book but I have a granddaughter who would love the bag, thank you for the chance to win one of the two.

    wfnren at aol dot com

  32. Judy Weaver

    I’ve not read any of this series, but know I would enjoy them. Love the interview!

  33. Another book for my t-b-r list, lucky for me I have read the first two!

  34. Sounds like a great series.

  35. Patty Allen

    This book and series looks great, can’t wait to read them. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  36. Becky Wilhoite

    The first is in my TBR pile!

  37. This does look like a fun series. Thanks for the intro to a new author/series. You know. The tote would be perfect to carry Dream a Little Scream in. To bad it is one or the other. Hard choice. I need a new tote. My old one is ready to bite the dust. But what the book too. Well. Book is on my TBR. Thanks for the chance to get one of them

  38. Mari Krampach

    Always having dreams myself sounds like a series I need to read!

  39. Wonderful feature and giveaway. Captivating series which I would love.

  40. tote or book?!?!? such a hard choice but I think I will have to pick the book because I really love your titles!!

  41. I am not familiar with Mary Kennedy’s books but from reading your information here I am eager to start. Thank you for the opportunity to enter this giveaway. I love the tote since it has cats but would also love the book. robeader53@yahoo.com

  42. I would love to win either prize. I always like to win.

  43. This series is on my TBR list. I would love to win a copy of Dream A Little Screen. As much as I would love the adorable tote, the booklover in me says book.

  44. Celia Fowler

    I loved the chat with Ali and Taylor, and what a great giveaway!! Thanks!

  45. peggy clayton

    This is a series I would love to start reading and reviewing as it sounds just so good. Thank you for the giveaway and i prefer the book although the cat tote is cute. ptclayton2@aol.com

  46. Mary Jane H.

    I have this series on my tbr list and have read one or two already. Very good, love Mary’s books.

  47. A tote bag or a book!! Great giveaway.

  48. sounds like a great series that I have been missing, ty for the chance to win

  49. Cheryl Stoeser

    The book sounds great. Thanks

  50. Love the tote!! I’m a bag fanactic. Would also love to read this series 🙂 nsjlh @ comcast (dot) net

  51. Kathleen Costa

    What a difficult decision… I’d probably choose the book. I love this series and author. Thanks for the opportunity.

  52. Beverly Guy

    The awesome cozies in this series by Mary Kennedy are my favorites!! I always enjoy reading her books and can’t wait for the next one! The cover of this new book is so super duper awesome too!!!! Thanks so much dear Dru and Mary for a chance to win!!!!! You girls ROCK!!!!

  53. Can’t wait to read book #3 in the series. Really enjoy this series. Thanks for a great giveaway.

  54. Janet Senk

    I would .to win the book, Dream a Little Scream. Thank you.

  55. Karen Terry

    It sounds like a winner.

  56. Kathy Gonzales

    I love this series , and the tote is adorable !

  57. elainehroberson

    Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to win a copy of your book.

  58. Great hearing from Ali and Taylor! Thanks for the chance to win!

  59. Tracy Shafer

    Thank you for the chance to read!

  60. Thank you for your review. I am looking forward to reading the books in this series (I have not had a chance to read the first two books yet). Have a great week and Happy Reading!

  61. Thank you for the review – will be checking the series out.

  62. Lynda Turpin

    I have read the first two books in this series and LOVE them. I just checked and A Premonition of Murder has been delivered to my Kindle, and I’m really looking forward to reading it. I also have enjoyed Mary’s Talk Radio series. I already have a print (and kindle) copy of Dream a Little Scream, but I’m grateful for a chance to win the tote. I wish Mary much success with this new release.

  63. Susan Slovinsky

    Haven’t read this series yet but your review has me adding it to my TBR list.

  64. Ann Mettert

    Sounds like a fun book. 🙂
    And I love that tote.

  65. rosemary pfeiffer

    love how they “work” together.lol thanks for the chance

  66. Kristie Dilcher

    A new series for me! Thanks for the chance!

  67. Super series! Would love to win either the book or that adorable tote.

  68. This is new to me it sounds very good, I’m looking forward to reading it, great blog, thanks
    Penney

  69. What a fun giveaway!!!
    Thank you!!!!

  70. Lynne Moody

    Wow such a Awesome sounding storyline !! I so love my cats they keep me laughing everyday 💟 I would absolutely Adore the beautiful bag ! I would carry it proudly everywhere I go if I would win it 🙂 Thank you for a chance to win a famous giveaway 🙂 By the why love the blog . Have a wonderful night !

  71. I love what I’ve read of this series! Such a unique premise.