Early reviews for 'Seeing Red' -- out May 28, 2019


“Crazy surprises, fun characters, and a feisty heroine to save the day. Everything I love in a cozy.” 

—Lynn Cahoon, New York Times bestselling author

"Dana Dratch and the Vlodnachek family have stolen my heart! ...  This cozy mystery is a perfect beach, poolside, travel, and vacation read! I adore all the characters in this series: they’re so quirky and relatable! Overall, Seeing Red is a wonderful and interesting read -- I give it 5 stars and a giant apple doughnut!"

--Portals of Paper and Ink

"A reporter can't say no to investigating multiple mysteries in a tale in which the discovery of several dead bodies is upstaged by myriad other complications…Clever.” 

--Kirkus Reviews


Reviews for 'Confessions of a Red Herring'


"Every so often a novel seems to pop out of nowhere and deliver an astoundingly entertaining and hilariously fun new read. Alex is a delight, with a sharp wit and intelligence that makes her a joy to follow."

-Kings River Life Magazine

"CONFESSIONS OF A RED HERRING is a five star read full of humor, characters you wish were part of your own family, and a heroine you are rooting to win right from the start."

~Sinfully Wicked Book Reviewse

“Absolutely hilarious. The author’s lively writing style is richly seasoned with a wickedly sharp sense of humor, and the book’s expertly etched cast of characters are the perfect foils for sharp-tongued and sharp-witted Alex.” 

~VOYA Magazine

"Murder, mayhem, and suspense all wrapped in one great plot.  I instantly took a liking to the main character, Alex Vlodnachek.  ... CONFESSIONS OF A RED HERRING is engaging, funny, and full of adventure. I recommend this mystery to all readers."

-Urban Book Reviews

"With a fun heroine and a cast of memorable characters, this will thrill cozy fans."

-The Parkersburg News and Sentinel


"A twisted story that will keep the reader on their toes. Red Herring in this story has a whole new meaning."

~Babs Book Bistro

"CONFESSIONS OF A RED HERRING was filled with fun and funny characters. A good 'ole mystery(s) and a great twisty-turning plot."

~My Reading Journeys

"CONFESSIONS OF A RED HERRING  is a fun, clever whodunnit with a sassy heroine whose investigative skills can solve any mystery."

~Moonlight Rendezvous

"CONFESSIONS OF A RED HERRING  is an engaging murder mystery made more enjoyable by snappy dialog, laugh-out-loud scenes, and a cast of quirky, lovable supporting characters."

~Book Club Librarian

"This was a fun story that kept me reading, laughing, and wondering, who the ultimate bad guy really was. A good read for fans of madcap capers."

~Mysteries with Character

"This book was a mixture of humor and corporate America that many might not see a mystery in but Dana Dratch created a compelling mystery out of this. I was hooked from the first knock on the door to the last suspect on Alex’s list."

~Bibliophile Reviews

"This book has it all – crazy family members, insane former employers, humorous situations, and a wild mystery all rolled into one."

~Storeybook Reviews

"A great mystery with lots of unsavory characters who could be the guilty party. I loved all the humor. So many great laugh-out-loud moments."

~Brooke Blogs

"You can’t beat a spunky old lady with frying pans. I'm looking for the next book in the series."

~The Mysterious Ink Spot