Confessions of a Red Herring (A Red Herring Mystery) by Dana Dratch, blog tour and review

Confessions of a Red Herring (A Red Herring Mystery)
by Dana Dratch

Well written with an intricate plot, CONFESSIONS OF A RED HERRING is a good debut book for author Dana Dratch.
~Lisa Ks Book Reviews

While a red-headed Vlodnachek might not be the full attraction here, Alexandra’s family and close-knit support group provide a lively and fun romp through the storyline.
~Rosepoint Publishing

The author jumps right into a wild story. It just took me a while to warm to Alex, I guess. Once I did, the characters began to become real to me, and I wanted more.
~The Ninja Librarian

I liked the little twists the author gave and had a fun time trying to figure out for myself who did the deed.
~A. Holland Reads

So much happens in this story. At times, I felt my head was spinning, but the author brought everything together for one fantastic ending.
~Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book

The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and those descriptions drew me into the story.
~MJB Reviewers

This is the cutest new cozy series . . . It was fun to follow the twists and turns in the story coming to a shocking conclusion.
~Books a Plenty Book Reviews

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 Reviews


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

About the Book

Confessions of a Red Herring (A Red Herring Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Kensington (May 29, 2018)
Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1496716569
Digital ASIN: B075C8FDT5

As a reporter, she’s used to covering the news.
Now she’s the headline.

Alex Vlodnachek has been a reporter for 12 years, a P.R. rep for three months, and a murder suspect for all of 24 hours. When her agency’s double-dealing CEO is stabbed, scheming co-workers cast the new redhead as a compelling red herring. The story is media catnip—especially her salacious nickname: Vlod the Impaler.

Even Alex has to admit she looks guilty.

Out of a job and under suspicion, Alex is running low on cash, when she’s visited by a second disaster: her family. Soon her tiny bungalow is bursting with her nearest and not-so-dearest. To keep herself out of jail—and save what’s left of her sanity—Alex returns to her reporting roots. She goes undercover to reclaim her life, break the story, and unmask a murderer. Pretty much in that order.

What she doesn’t know: The killer also has a to-do list.
And Alex is on it.

My thoughts

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

Alex has switched over from being a reporter to a P.R.  It turned out not to be the bet move she has done.  She has been set up of a murder and with her brother Nick, friend Trip, Her grandmother, Baba he is going to find out what happened.

The characters were great and I love Baba.  You can’t beat a great grandmother with frying pans.  Alex is spunky and stubborn which I like about her the most.  The author does a great job with the story that you want to keep reading.  I will be looking for the next book in the series.

About the Author

Dana Dratch is a former newspaper reporter and current personal finance writer. When she’s not finishing Seeing Red—the next Alex Vlodnachek mystery—you’ll spot her byline on a host of top news sites. You can learn more about her mysteries at

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May 28 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews – REVIEW, GUEST POST

May 29 – The Pulp and Mystery Shelf – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

May 29 – Rosepoint Publishing – REVIEW

May 30 – The Ninja Librarian – REVIEW, GUEST POST

May 30 – A Holland Reads – REVIEW

May 31 – Sneaky the Library Cat’s Blog – CHARACTER INTERVIEW

May 31 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – REVIEW

June 1 – Cozy Up With Kathy – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

June 1 – Teresa Trent Author Blog – SPOTLIGHT


June 2 – The Montana Bookaholic – CHARACTER GUEST POST

June 3 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW

June 3 –  Babs Book Bistro – REVIEW

June 4 – Bibliophile Reviews – REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST

June 4 – Sinfully Wicked Book Reviews – REVIEW

June 5 – The Self-Rescue Princess – CHARACTER INTERVIEW

June 5 – My Reading Journeys – REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST

June 5 – Island Confidential – SPOTLIGHT

June 6 – Moonlight Rendezvous – REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST

June 7 – Book Club Librarian – REVIEW

June 7 – Mysteries with Character – REVIEW

June 8 – A Blue Million Books – GUEST POST

June 8 – StoreyBook Reviews – REVIEW


June 9 – Reading Is My SuperPower – REVIEW

June 10 – The Mysterious Inkspot – REVIEW

June 10 – Laura’s Interests – CHARACTER GUEST POST


One Comment

  • Kay Garrett

    Thank you for your review on “Confessions of a Red Herring” by Dana Dratch and for being part of the book tour.

    Can’t wait for the opportunity to read this book. Love the cover!