Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours–Restaurant Weeks Are Murder


I’m so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for author Libby Klein and her new release Restaurant Weeks Are Murder.  This is the third book in her A Poppy McAllister Mystery series.  I have read all three books and I highly recommend them.


Restaurant Weeks Are Murder (A Poppy McAllister Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Kensington (February 26, 2019)
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-10: 1496713079
ISBN-13: 978-1496713070


Purchase Links – Amazon   Barnes & Noble   Hudson Booksellers   Target   Books A Million   IndieBound   Walmart


Cape May, New Jersey, is the site of a big culinary competition—and the knives are out . . .

Poppy McAllister is happy about opening a Jersey Shore B&B—but working in a professional kitchen has always been her real dream. Now it’s coming true, at least briefly, as she teams up with her former fiancée, Tim—and his condescending partner, Gigi—during the high-profile Restaurant Week challenge. Poppy’s specialty is pastries, despite her devotion to a Paleo diet. But if anyone can make glorious gluten-free goodies, it’s Poppy.

Things get heated quickly—especially when some ingredients get switched and Tim’s accused of sabotage. Relatively harmless pranks soon escalate into real hazards, including an exploding deep fryer. And now one of the judges has died after taking a bite of Poppy’s cannoli—making her the chef suspect . . .

Includes Seven Recipes from Poppy’s Kitchen!







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The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read.  The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and she pulled me right into the story from the very beginning.  Whether at the Restaurant Weeks challenges or back at the Bed and Breakfast, the story remained interesting and exciting.  

Poppy gives her all no matter what she is doing and she likes to help people if she can, even her ex-fiance.   She also seems to be a dead body magnet, much to her dismay. She will have her hands full trying to solve this murder, but she will give it her all, before the murder is pinned on her.  

The characters are well developed, well rounded and three dimensional.  Poppy’s family and friends are funny and unpredictable and you never no what they are going to do next, which is great as a reader, but not so great for Poppy.  Figaro, Poppy’s cat, is one of my favorite animals in a cozy, I just laugh whenever I am reading about him.

The mystery was well plotted and there were enough clues to sift through and suspects to consider.  The murder did not happen until about 40% into the book but that was okay because I was enjoying all of the other things that were happening.  

I would recommend this book (and series) to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy.  If you like food cozies, this is a must read. I felt like I was watching an episode of Chopped as I was reading this book, which was a very good thing.




Libby Klein dabbles in the position of Vice President of a technology company which mostly involves bossing other people around, making spreadsheets, and taking out the trash. She writes culinary cozy mysteries from her Northern Virginia office while trying to keep her cat Figaro off her keyboard.
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When did you know that you wanted to be an author?  What things, if any, influenced that decision?

I didn’t set out to be a writer, I think I fell into it accidentally. I used to rewrite books and movies in my head when I didn’t like the way they ended. I couldn’t sleep at night until I’d fixed whatever I felt had gone wrong with the story. I could daydream for hours. Some nights I wouldn’t sleep until I’d worked out a scene of some imaginary play that had been running in my head. It wasn’t until I started playing the same story over and over in my head that I thought maybe I should write this one down. Some of the non-murdery parts of that daydream have been published as my first book.

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With so many cozies being written today, what makes your books stand out from the crowd?One of the highest compliments I’ve ever received from readers has been that my books are part mystery, part romance, and part chick-lit. Every story has a definite theme running through it – your worth is not in your size, love and accept yourself, romance is not just for the young, age awesomely, and it’s never too late to start over are just a few. I’m very committed to character growth. I don’t want my books to stagnate and become interchangeable. I want each one to have fresh ideas, not just a different mystery. Out of all the themes I’ve worked into my stories, the one that makes them stand out is their humor. Whether you like witty, quirky or silly there is something funny for you. I blame Aunt Ginny and Figaro. They turn every scene into a comedy.

Do you work from an outline or plot or do you just see where the characters take you?

I have a complete outline before I start. I have to know where every clue drops and how they will all line up at the end. I know what themes will be in each chapter and how I will move the story along, but exact lines and dialogue are not planned. Once I start writing, the characters have a tendency to take over and drive the story around bends I didn’t see coming. Aunt Ginny is always surprising me and making me laugh. I’ve had to add entire chapters that were never outlined because she creates chaos wherever she goes.

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Do you read your reviews?  Do you respond to them, good or bad?  Do you do anything special to get those reviews?

The very first bad review I ever received upset me so deeply I spun out for days. Many authors came to my aid and told me to never read the reviews. And never, never respond to them. We have so much invested in our books. They’re not just another story to us. They’re a piece of our soul. We lay it all out there to craft mysteries to entertain and speak to the hearts of our readers. It’s gut wrenching to read that someone gave you one star and didn’t read past the first chapter because something rubbed them the wrong way. Especially something they misunderstood that they would have realized if they’d made it to the end. So, I handed the reviews over to my assistant who knows to tell me about anything positive or negative that’s constructive. Some reviewers are given advance copies from the publisher in exchange for an honest review, but nothing is done to “secure a good review” other than hope.


What advice would you give to your younger self?

Stop focusing on things that have no lasting value. You are not your dress size. You’re capable of so much more than you realize, so don’t hide in your small comfort zone. Also, you can’t digest gluten so no more bread. Stop crying… it will be okay.

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Do you think that the cover plays an important part in someone buying your book(s)?  Who designs your book covers?I honestly don’t know how much the cover plays into the buyer’s decision. I think word of mouth recommendations play a big part. I’ve also been told that people have bought my books because they saw someone in the bus, train, airplane, or café who was reading one and laughing like a maniac. My covers are beautiful. The graphic design team at Kensington does a fabulous job. Of course my favorite is Midnight Snacks Are Murder with Figaro on the cover.


Please give us an insight into your main characters.  What do you think makes them special?

Poppy is very real. She isn’t young and gorgeous, she isn’t fabulously successful at twenty-five or running her own business just out of college. She’s a plus sized, middle aged widow trying to start her life over. She doesn’t cave under pressure – she fights back with sarcasm. She cares deeply for the people she loves and will do anything to protect them.

Sawyer is Poppy’s best friend. They’ve been together since grade school. She’s the Shirley to Poppy’s Laverne. Sawyer is gorgeous, but her looks came later in life and she still feels like an awkward teenager. She’s very unlucky in love, but a more faithful friend you couldn’t find.

Aunt Ginny is somewhere in her 80s, but she’s determined to stay twenty-nine forever. She lives life on her terms and enjoys every day. She is either sharp as a tack or certifiably crazy, we haven’t figured it out yet. One thing is for sure, she is always a surprise. Aunt Ginny brings as much fun into Poppy’s life as she brings chaos.

Sir Figaro Newton is a black smoke Persian who is convinced that he runs the show. Poppy and Aunt Ginny are there to do his bidding and his affection can be bought for the low price of a handful of cat treats. Figaro is very expressive and has a way of making sure you understand his judgmental thoughts and opinions.

What have you learned about yourselves since becoming an author?

I’m a lot more distracted than I thought I was. Some days I have to force myself to sit at the computer and write down the scenes playing out in my head. After I finished Class Reunions Are Murder I was afraid I had used up all my ideas. I didn’t know if I could come up with any other stories to tell. I’m writing the fifth book in the Poppy series and I’m amazed every time a new story begins that there were more ideas up there.

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Do you write full-time or part-time?

I write full time, but I also have a full-time day job. Writing did not make my life easier, that’s for sure.

What do your plans for future projects include?

Theater Nights Are Murder comes out in March of 2020, and I’m currently working on Wine Tastings Are Murder. I’m also crossing my fingers that someone at the Hallmark Channel will think they need a comedy with a sexy curvy girl, a feisty 80-year-old, and a cat at the Jersey Shore.


What do you think the hardest part of writing is?  What is the easiest?

The hardest is getting your butt in the chair day after day and just doing it. The easiest and most fun is when Aunt Ginny gives me an idea and I let her take over.



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What type of books do you like to read?  Who are some of your favorite authors?

I read all kinds of things. I love romance, Jude Deveraux is one of my favorites. And I love mysteries. My fellow Cozy Mystery Crew members on Facebook are all fabulous along with more wonderful authors than I can count. I love humor, so Vicki Fee, Becky Clark, and Cynthia Kuhn are all favorites.


What is the one thing you would like your readers to know about you?

I love to receive emails and hear from you. There is a contact link on my website where you can drop me a note.

Do you have anything specific you would like to say to your readers?

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for giving a new series a chance. Poppy and Aunt Ginny have so many more stories to tell, thank you for reading them.

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New Releases For The Week Of February 24th, 2019–Part 5

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of February 24th, 2019. I am going to divide the list into 5 days because there are so very many of them for this week. Today is the fifth and final day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.



Murder at Benbury Brook: An absolutely gripping English cozy mystery (A Melissa Craig Mystery Book 9) by [Rowlands, Betty]A babbling brook runs alongside a wooded glade, surrounded by autumn light and birdsong. But next to the stream a young woman lies dead, her once bright blonde hair now limp and lifeless… 

Melissa Craig has settled into a new job in the charming Cotswolds village of Upper Benbury. She is teaching French to several of the local teenagers, which gives her a fascinating insight into the young people’s lives. Material for a new novel perhaps…

Her quiet life is interrupted when she sees her new neighbour running out of the woods in a blind panic. Melissa rushes to help him, but what she finds leaves her breathless: the body of young woman is lying on the bank of the river. 

When suspicion falls on Melissa’s neighbour, a man with a difficult past trying to make a new start, Melissa feels determined to prove his innocence. With the village in turmoil, and the police sure they’ve got their man, she must act quickly.

As she interviews the local residents, she realises there are several sinister characters lurking inside those charming Cotswold cottages… Could one of them have hurt Cissie? Was it the strange old man with a cottage near the river? Or the ailing ex-choirmaster with quite an eye for the ladies?

When Melissa Craig decides to get her teeth into a case, she doesn’t let go – nothing will stop her from solving this murder. Can she prove the innocence of her new friend? And will she unearth the culprit before another young life is taken? 

An absolutely unputdownable murder mystery for fans of Faith Martin, Joy Ellis and P.D. James that will have you hooked right from the start. 

This book was previously published as The Man at the Window.

What readers are saying about Murder at Benbury Brook:

Wow! What a pacy, enthralling, page-turner of a story! It definitely had me wanting to read more. The plot is gripping… The tension is built very craftily and the conclusion is perfectNow, I am in love with this series.’ Goodreads Reviewer

‘There are twists and turns which surprise right to the end… would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a cosy mystery with a little bit more bite than some.’ NetGalley Reviewer

‘I love this series of books!… I read this book in one sitting as I couldn’t put it down.’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars

‘Another great story from Betty Rowlands. Mel Craig does it again, with twists and turns to keep you on your toes, the story unfolds to an unexpected ending. Great easy read from one of the best!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

Full of charm… an intriguing plot and the twists and turns throughout make for a satisfying tale… an engaging mystery with a menacing undertone and chilling atmosphere running through it… the conclusion was unexpected and satisfying… fans of Agatha Christie and MC Beaton should enjoy this… A superb and highly entertaining addition to an already popular series, and a perfect readfor those dark, chilly nights.’ A Reader’s Retreat

Getting better and better… a slightly darker storyline than earlier novels but it is just as riveting and another novel unable to be put to one side.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘Another winner in the Melissa series by Betty Rowlands.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘A quick enjoyable read.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘An engaging and fast-paced mystery!’ Goodreads Reviewer

‘I look forward to reading the Melissa Craig books and have enjoyed every one in the series, this was no exception.’ NetGalley Reviewer

‘A good read, a little cozy but with bite.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback











Everybody Wants to Rune the World: A Happily Everlasting World Novel (Bewitchingly Ever After Book 2) by [Roth, Mandy M.]Welcome to Hedgewitch Cove, Louisiana, where there’s no such thing as normal.

Sigmund Bails ran from his past straight to a supernatural Louisiana town after coming into his shifting abilities later than most, to dire consequences. With help from the colorful locals, the were-kraken has been working hard to gain some semblance of control. Unfortunately, the dead bodies turning up around tiny Hedgewitch Cove seem to point to the fact his kraken side is running wild again. It’s bad enough he has to hide from a part of himself; since moving down south, he’s also been avoiding the one person every shifter hopes to find—his true mate.

Despite being part witch, part siren and part hunter, Virginia Peugeot has shied away from her supernatural side ever since a frightening childhood incident. Which gives her plenty in common with Sigmund. Their sizzling attraction is just icing on the cake…or would be, if the man didn’t make an Olympic sport out of sprinting in the opposite direction every time he sees Virginia coming. There’s only so long a woman can wait, especially when she’s caught the interest of another eligible alpha male in town.

If Sigmund won’t make the first move, maybe his kraken will. If an old enemy doesn’t claim his mate first…

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback











Not Peachy, Mate (Sweet Peach Bakery Book 9) by [Meadows, Wendy]Will Momma Peach use her pocketbook and beat the killers into a pulp or will she end up buried alive, baking like a pie under the killing heat of the Australian outback sun?

Momma Peach and Michelle take off for a curious adventure in Australia after an old friend calls Momma Peach and asks for her help. When they arrive in the Northern Territory, their rental car breaks down on a hot, lonely stretch of road. When a dangerous man shows up and drives them to the nearest town, Momma Peach and Michelle become trapped in a strange and deadly murder mystery with villains who aren’t what they seem and an unseen tribe of people who want Momma Peach to become their mystical new Mother.

Trapped in a dangerous land with no way to escape, Michelle and Momma Peach are forced to uncover a hidden truth lurking underneath the Australian heat, while dead bodies keep popping up all around them. And just when they think their day couldn’t get any worse, night falls and the true killers appear. Trapped with no place to run, Momma Peach and Michelle become captives in a mysterious game that deals with the hidden chambers of the heart.

This cozy mystery is a clean read: no graphic violence, sex, or strong language. 

Read all the Sweet Peach Bakery cozy mysteries:

1. A Dash of Peach
2. A Peachy Mess
3. Peachy Criminals
4. A Peachy Case
5. Peachy Villains
6. A Peachy Plan
7. Not So Peachy Day
8. What a Peachy Night
9. Not Peachy, Mate  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle











The Great Maple Caper (Wicked Good Mystery Series Book 4) by [May, Lucy]Deep in the heart of winter, all is quiet in Charm Cove. Or so Moira Wicked likes to think. The charming town in Maine is blanketed with snow, and magic is murmuring under the surface, but nothing is amiss.

Until it’s time for maple sugaring season. One of the earliest signs of spring is when the maple trees are ready to tap for sap, which becomes maple sugar, and syrup, and more. Once the first few trees are tapped, Charm Cove residents start reporting missing buckets of maple sap. At first, it’s only a few and then it’s almost all of them.

It’s a maple caper, and Charm Cove residents are riled up.

In the midst of the missing maple sap dustup, Moira finds herself caught in the middle because, of course, everyone she knows is missing maple sap. Maple sugaring is big business, and money is on the line. Who knew money and maple syrup would make people so crazy?

Meanwhile, Charm Cove is still a beacon to the wider world with its magic being bottled up and sold in its charming stores and online.

Take a visit to Charm Cove, where Wicked meets Good and where you just might find there’s almost always more than meets the eye.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle











Survive or Die by [Dilts, Catherine]“Deliverance” meets “The Office”. In this hilariously suspenseful novel…If you work in corporate America or are contemplating a move into that man-eat-man world, Survive or Die will have you running for the 
Peace Corps. But you’ll be laughing as you go.
—Barbara Nickless, author of the 
award-winning Sydney Parnell series

You think you’re gonna Survive, but you’re gonna Die. Die. Die.
During a team-building exercise at a survivalist camp, once the setting for a popular reality TV show, the owner of a dysfunctional company receives a death threat. Employees aren’t surprised that someone wants their lecherous, hard-drinking boss dead. The surprise is that he’s not the first casualty. An unpopular photographer’s death doesn’t bring an end to a game designed to humiliate. A rabid environmentalist on a secret mission, a middle-aged mom hoping to revive her lackluster marriage, and a lovelorn mountain man navigate increasing danger as unlikely accidents plague the camp. The week deteriorates from mock survival games to cold reality in the Colorado wilderness, where lost and desperate contestants must Survive or Die.  (Amazon)49

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback












Nothing Familiar (Reluctant Familiar Mysteries Book 3) by [Cheever, Sam]Fighting powerful magical forces that threaten to upend her world, LeeAnn is alone and overwhelmed, and she’s running out of time to save the ones she loves.

LeeAnn’s life is taking a nasty turn. There are forces at work which are determined to expose the magic community to humans. One of LA’s closest allies hovers on the edge of death. Grandmama Celeste has disappeared and, for the first time since LA’s known her, isn’t responding to pleas for help. To make things worse, LA’s best friend, Deg, is attacked by Wraiths and the healers aren’t sure they can cure him.

LA soon finds herself on a journey to Underworld…traveling to Hades in search of a rare flower that’s closely guarded by Wraiths. The journey is long…fraught with danger…and LA must trust someone who hasn’t always been trustworthy for its success.

But her challenges haven’t yet begun. Her world continues to burn.

Will LA be able to dispel the stigma of her own mistakes? Or will her friends pay the ultimate price as she gives herself over to the evil swirling around them all?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle











The 5K Killer: A Cozy Mystery for Pet Lovers (A Walk in the Bark Book 3) by [Faye, Mel]A car crash in the middle of the road. A dead body in the passenger seat, and a missing driver. Needless to say, the 5K has been cancelled.

Annie Hudson is ready to open her dog boutique to the public in one week. But when a leak in the storage cabinet throws off her whole schedule, Annie can’t imagine things getting any worse.

But that was before a car crash right outside the shop leaves one man dead in the passenger seat and no driver to be found.

Who was driving the car? Why was the victim found in the passenger seat? And why did it all happen hours before the race that would have guaranteed the victim a lucrative sponsorship deal?

The 5K Killer is Book 3 of the light-hearted Walk in the Bark cozy mystery series. It features:

…an amateur detective whose spunk is liable to get her in trouble

…a Doberman who keeps his calm when others are about to lose it

…a small town full of quirky characters

…a mystery that will keep you guessing until you turn that last page

…no foul language, cliffhangers, or gore

Scroll up and buy it now!  (Amazon)

Editions available:  Kindle











Red Velvet and Revenge (Peridale Cafe Cozy Mystery Book 16) by [Frost, Agatha]-ORDER! Coming February 28th! The 16th book in the BESTSELLING Peridale Cafe Cozy Mystery Series!

*Kindle Unlimited and paperback will be available on release day!*

When Julia South-Brown is asked to judge the first Peridale Bake Off competition alongside local radio DJ, Tony Bridges, she expects it to be some light village fun while her new husband, Barker Brown, finishes work on his second novel. However, it ends up being anything but when Tony shows he is nothing like his charming radio personality. When someone takes advantage of his severe and well-publicised peanut allergy with a contaminated red velvet cake in the middle of the competition, Julia isn’t surprised to find herself with another murder mystery to solve!

With Tony having mistreated everyone from his wife, ex-wife, assistant, and most people unlucky enough to have crossed his path, Julia isn’t short of suspects. But, what should be a cut and dry investigation turns into something wholly more complicated thanks to Julia suddenly being responsible for her baby brother when her father and step-mother find themselves indefinitely stranded in Ibiza thanks to a banana boat and a broken leg.

While juggling a baby, a complicated case, and a slew of other personal dilemmas, Julia is forced to face tough decisions that will impact the rest of her life. Family proves more important than ever, but can Julia hold hers together? With her sleuthing putting her in increasingly more treacherous situations with each passing day, can Julia stay safe, or will this prove one case too far?

Book 16 in the Peridale Cafe Cozy Mystery series! Can be read as a standalone but will be enjoyed more as part of the series. A light, cozy mystery read with a cat loving and cafe-owning amateur female sleuth, in a small village setting with quirky characters. Written in British English. No cliffhanger, swearing, gore or graphic scenes! Contains mild peril.

Other books in the series:
1. Pancakes and Corpses
2. Lemonade and Lies
3. Doughnuts and Deception
4. Chocolate Cake and Chaos
5. Shortbread and Sorrow
6. Espresso and Evil
7. Macarons and Mayhem
8. Fruit Cake and Fear
9. Birthday Cake and Bodies
10. Gingerbread and Ghosts
11. Cupcakes and Casualties
12. Blueberry Muffins and Misfortune
13. Ice Cream and Incidents
14. Champagne and Catastrophes
15. Wedding Cake and Woes
16. Red Velvet and Revenge  (Amazon)












Restaurant Weeks Are Murder (A Poppy McAllister Mystery Book 3) by [Klein, Libby]Cape May, New Jersey, is the site of a big culinary competition—and the knives are out . . .

Poppy McAllister is happy about opening a Jersey Shore B&B—but working in a professional kitchen has always been her real dream. Now it’s coming true, at least briefly, as she teams up with her former fiancée, Tim—and his condescending partner, Gigi—during the high-profile Restaurant Week challenge. Poppy’s specialty is pastries, despite her devotion to a Paleo diet. But if anyone can make glorious gluten-free goodies, it’s Poppy.

Things get heated quickly—especially when some ingredients get switched and Tim’s accused of sabotage. Relatively harmless pranks soon escalate into real hazards, including an exploding deep fryer. And now one of the judges has died after taking a bite of Poppy’s cannoli—making her the chefsuspect . . .

Includes Seven Recipes from Poppy’s Kitchen!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback




New Releases For The Week Of February 24th, 2019–Part 4

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of February 24th, 2019.  I am going to divide the list into 5 days because there are so very many of them for this week. Today is the fourth day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.



GAlibis & Angels (A Sister Lou Mystery Book 3) by [Matthews, Olivia]iving up murder for Lent won’t be easy . . . 
With the Lenten season fast approaching, Sister Louise “Lou” LaSalle looks forward to a final day of indulgence before giving up her favorite sweets. But one Briar Coast resident won’t get the chance to repent. Opal Lorrie, the mayor’s director of finance, was just found in the parking lot of the Board of Ed–with a broken neck.

The sheriff’s deputies are calling the apparent slip-and-fall a freak accident. But Opal was driving her boss’s car and wearing her boss’s red wool coat. Mayor Heather Stanley has been receiving threatening letters and is clearly the real target. Offering her sanctuary could put the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Hermione of Ephesus at risk, but how can Sister Lou turn her back on a neighbor in need? Aided by her loyal sleuthing partners—her well-connected nephew Chris and reporter Shari Henson—Sister Lou must confront the mayor’s myriad detractors during this critical election year. And as the first day of April nears, it’s up to her to unmask an unrepentant killer who has everyone fooled.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback













Murder rocks the seaside town of Crab Cove, but to solve the crime, Detective Simon Grave must first deal with the curious incident of the cat in the daytime.

Murder has come yet again to the seaside town of Crab Cove, testing the mettle of  Detective Simon Grave, his “almost invisible” partner, Sergeant Barry Blunt, and his new assistant, Charlize, a simdroid (an android lookalike of a famous person) who fancies herself a match for Sherlock Holmes, in the simulated body of Charlize Theron.

When a body is discovered on a deserted beach, alongside a deactivated Betty White simdroid, the game is afoot. Grave must not only deal with the murder, but also come to grips with a deadly prognosis for his retired detective father. The murder and his father’s illness take them on a tour of local cemeteries, including a new graveyard that features multiscreen videos celebrating the lives of the deceased.

They soon discover that the only way to solve the murder is to first deal with the curious incident of the cat in the daytime.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback












The Border: A Novel (Power of the Dog Book 3) by [Winslow, Don]ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF THE YEAR

Washington Post’s “10 Books to Read in February”

“A harsh, important book.” – Stephen King

“Powerful and troubling.” – Associated Press

“The publication of [The Border] represents a landmark moment in crime fiction.” – Booklist (starred review)

“An action-filled, sometimes even instructive look at the world of the narcos and their discontents.”— Kirkus Reviews

The explosive, highly anticipated conclusion to the epic Cartel trilogy from the New York Times bestselling author of The Force

What do you do when there are no borders? When the lines you thought existed simply vanish?  How do you plant your feet to make a stand when you no longer know what side you’re on?

The war has come home.

For over forty years, Art Keller has been on the front lines of America’s longest conflict: The War on Drugs. His obsession to defeat the world’s most powerful, wealthy, and lethal kingpin―the godfather of the Sinaloa Cartel, Adán Barrera―has left him bloody and scarred, cost him the people he loves, even taken a piece of his soul.

Now Keller is elevated to the highest ranks of the DEA, only to find that in destroying one monster he has created thirty more that are wreaking even more chaos and suffering in his beloved Mexico. But not just there.

Barrera’s final legacy is the heroin epidemic scourging America. Throwing himself into the gap to stem the deadly flow, Keller finds himself surrounded by enemies―men who want to kill him, politicians who want to destroy him, and worse, the unimaginable―an incoming administration that’s in bed with the very drug traffickers that Keller is trying to bring down.

Art Keller is at war with not only the cartels, but with his own government. And the long fight has taught him more than he ever imagined. Now, he learns the final lesson―there are no borders.

In a story that moves from deserts south of the border to Wall Street, from the slums of Guatemala to the marbled corridors of Washington, D.C., Winslow follows a new generation of narcos, the cops who fight them, the street traffickers, the addicts, the politicians, money-launderers, real-estate moguls, and mere children fleeing the violence for the chance of a life in a new country.

A shattering tale of vengeance, violence, corruption and justice, this last novel in Don Winslow’s magnificent, award-winning, internationally bestselling trilogy is packed with unforgettable, drawn-from-the-headlines scenes. Shocking in its brutality, raw in its humanity, The Border is an unflinching portrait of modern America, a story of—and for—our time.  (Amazon)

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Dead on Doughnuts: (A Coffee Shop Cozy Mystery Series Book 1) by [Weldon, Sarah Jane]A murdered chef. A poisoned pastry. Can a young barista deliver a killer their just desserts?

Maddy dreams of opening her own detective agency with her best friend. Fresh off her A-levels and looking to save up funds, she and her BFF take a gap-year job serving coffee to rich tourists at an Austrian ski resort. But when someone tampers with one of Maddy’s sweet creations to snuff out a snooty pastry chef, the offending doughnut becomes a recipe for disaster…

With her dreams of becoming a PI in serious danger, Maddy has next to no time to preserve the cafe’s reputation and clear her name. But as the suspect list rises and the trail of breadcrumbs grows stale, her future rests on bringing the killer to justice.

Can Maddy close her very first case before she’s cooked?

Dead on Doughnuts is a deliciously sweet culinary cozy mystery. If you like quirky characters, a heaping measure of intrigue, and tasty twists and turns, then you’ll love Sarah Jane Weldon’s scrumptious whodunit.

Buy Dead on Doughnuts to pin a sticky suspect today!  (Amazon)

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Inn the Spirit of Trickery (Spirits of Texas Cozy Mysteries Book 2) by [Willis, Becki]Special New Release Price

The Grand Opening is set for the Spirits of Texas Inn, and Hannah Duncan has one goal – Go Big, or Go Home!

After her uncle gifts her the tiny hamlet of Hannah, Texas, the reluctant owner accepts the challenge of a new career. The town (a loose definition, at best) has one claim to fame—the historic stagecoach stop, otherwise known as the Spirits of Texas Inn.

To kick off the auspicious event, Hannah brings a Wild West Show to town for opening weekend. The event will bring in extra cash for the inn, provide fun activities for the guests, and create good will with the community. It’s a lot to tackle during the grand opening, but Hannah is taking a play from her uncle’s rule book. JoeJoe always says you never make your mark by playing it safe.

A fresh coat of paint and new décor gives the inn an updated look without sacrificing its authenticity, but its connection to the past is never an issue. Not with three resident ghosts in house!

But when the show’s wrangler is found dead before the gates even open, all Hannah’s efforts may be in vain. Shelton Long, the farrier caring for the inn’s horses—the same man who has expressed an interest in dating the innkeeper—comes to the rescue, offering his expertise at the last moment.

The show must go on, but it’s not without consequences. When the elusive Goyen makes a surprise appearance, Hannah knows something serious is afoot. The ghostly medicine woman gives her an amulet to ward off evil spirits, but she offers no explanation of where, or who, the evil comes from.

BOOK your trip to Hannah, Texas today, and join the excitement—and the danger—of Opening Weekend! Team Hannah (Hannah, Walker, Sadie and Fred) are committed to making your visit with them memorable.

The author of The Sisters, Texas Mystery Series, Plain Roots, and Forgotten Boxes brings you Book Two of the lively, fun-loving Spirits of Texas Cozy Mystery Series.  (Amazon)

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Murder By Numbers (Addie Foster Mysteries Book 3) by [O'Malley, Kimberley]




Addie Foster loves nothing more than traipsing through old houses on the weekends, looking for that rare first edition or that special book for a customer. When a mysterious man harasses her in the parking lot, will it lead to more trouble for her? Is there really a buried treasure near-by? Is someone willing to kill for it? Will she discover the truth in time?  (Amazon)

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Murder on the Rocks: a Welsh Cosy Murder Mystery (Jordan Jenner Mysteries Book 1) by [Strange, J.S.]When PI Jordan Jenner returns to work following the death of his mother, his first case involves a murdered writer…

James Fairview has been killed. As a member of a prestigious writing group hosted by bestselling author Joseph Gordon in the heart of Cardiff, Jordan not only has to cope with solving the mystery, but also deal with press attention.

As Jordan investigates, he discovers his mother’s death may not have been so simple. And when another writer is murdered, Jordan realises the killer could strike again…

A murdered writer, a mysterious death, and a group with jealousy at its heart, this is Jenner’s toughest case yet.

A cosy murder mystery with a gay male detective, Murder on the Rocks is the first in the Jordan Jenner Mysteries series. If you’re a fan of classic whodunits you will love this!

A perfect read for those looking for Welsh crime fiction.  (Amazon)

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No Good Tea Goes Unpunished (Seaside Café Mysteries Book 2) by [Baker, Bree]Don’t marry into murder…

Catering her childhood friend’s beachfront wedding was a dream come true for Everly Swan—and, with hundreds of guests in attendance, great exposure for her new iced tea shop and café. But when the well-to-do groom is found floating facedown in the surf, the locals of Charm, North Carolina, turn their suspicions to his new bride. Could she have been so desperate to lay her hands on his fortune that she arranged for his murder before they even set off on their honeymoon?

Everly knows her love-struck friend couldn’t be behind the murder, but with clues pointing in several directions, she can’t decide which wedding guest is the most likely culprit. Meanwhile, the frustratingly handsome Detective Hays has made it clear that Everly should stay out of the investigation altogether. But with a killer on the loose and a feeling that someone is watching her café very closely, Everly knows that if she can’t solve this murder soon, her cake might be iced for good.

The second book in Bree Baker’s popular Seaside Café Mystery series, No Good Tea Goes Unpunished is a delightfully deadly cozy mystery perfect for fans of Joanne Fluke and Kate Carlisle.  (Amazon)

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One amateur sleuth, four curious cases and a whole lot of trouble.

Unhappy with life and desperate for something to change, seventeen-year-old Bailey Jacobs tries her hand at investigating local crimes. But her no-nonsense, bullheaded approach often creates more problems than it solves.

While a dog snatcher, deceptive thief, devious neighbour and dodgy art dealer, all do their best to keep Bailey busy, an encrypted message from her dead father results in her stirring up the past and making a chilling new enemy.

As the risks increase and the mysteries thicken, Bailey will have to be daring and creative if she is to outsmart the criminals, solve the cases and be home in time for tea.

Set in the rolling hills of Surrey, England, this semi-cosy mystery delivers a lively blend of crime and humour that entertains to the very last twist.

This book includes the first four episodes of the First Series …
Episode 1 – Bailey Jacobs and the Disappearing Dogs
Episode 2 – Bailey Jacobs and the Flying Thief
Episode 3 – Bailey Jacobs and the Bungled Burglary
Episode 4 – Bailey Jacobs and the Dealer’s Den  (Amazon)

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Harper (A Hathaway Sister Mystery Book 1) by [Daley, Kathi]The Hathaway Sisters is a new mystery series by USA Today Bestselling Author Kathi Daley. In book 1, Harper Hathaway, a former member of the armed services on her way home after suffering a personal tragedy is pulled into a race against time when a puppy runs onto the road alerting her to a vehicle which had been in an accident but is not visible from the road. Her attempt to avoid hitting the puppy lands her in the ditch herself. Unharmed she tries to help the occupants of the vehicle which include a man, a woman, and a baby. The driver of the vehicle demands that she hide the baby who, as it turns out, is being sought by powerful men with far reaching connections. In order to protect the baby, and find a way out of the mess she has gotten herself into, Harper calls her old friend Ben Holiday, a former cop and current PI, who hooks her up with his friend Michael Maddox, a computer genius with a particular skill set that will aide Harper in her quest to bring the baby to safety.

With the men who are searching for the baby on their heels, Harper and Michael set off across the country with the baby and the puppy, and a desire in their hearts, to find the answers they’ll need to ensure the safety of the child.  (Amazon)

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Review of Who Murdered Uncle Ebenezer?

Who Murders Uncle Ebenezer?

Bene Girls, Book #1

Faith Nightingale, S. F. Nightingale

5 Stars



When you thought being a Christian was safe…

If you like clean, wholesome cozy mysteries that keeps you guessing until the very end, you MUST read this book!

When a menacing storm is upon Kingsvale, New Hampshire, little does Reverend Devin Grant suspect that there’s anything more menacing than the ruthless winds and blinding snowflakes when he arrives at Ebenezer Spencer’s estate for final preparations for his friend, Ken’s wedding.

But as evening turns into sinful night, a dead body is found… and the murderer is likely to be in the house. A house no one can leave because of the storm…

Can Reverend Grant get to the bottom of this mysterious death before the snowstorm ends or will evil get away with murder on Uncle Ebenezer’s estate?

This is a standalone short story in this fun cozy mystery series with no cliffhangers

Read it now for FREE with Kindle Unlimited!

Bonus recipe and chapter included!  (Goodreads)


This short story was very good and I enjoyed reading it.  The characters were engaging and I really enjoyed getting to know Reverend Devin.  He was very caring and kind and he acted just like I would expect a Reverend to act.  

The writing style flowed smoothly.  The mystery was well plotted and reminded me of an Agatha Christie type plot.  There were enough suspects to consider and I was not sure who the culprit was.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a quick cozy mystery.   I will read the next one in the series.



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New Releases For The Week Of February 24th, 2019–Part 3

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of February 24th, 2019.  I am going to divide the list into 5 days because there are so very many of them for this week. Today is the third day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.


Pie Hard (A Pie Town Mystery Book 3) by [Weiss, Kirsten]Will Val pie hard on national TV?

Business at the bakery may have slowed down, but Val Harris isn’t about to eat humble pie—not until a reality cooking show decides to whip the struggling Pie Town into shape. If Val can tolerate criticism from an abrasive pastry chef during filming, the free publicity might turn the unusual opportunity into the sweetest deal she didn’t know she needed.

Except no one in San Nicholas has an appetite for dessert once murder steals the spotlight. When the show’s bossy producer gets pushed to her death, Val and her flaky, septuagenarian pie crust expert, Charlene, follow crumbs in hopes of finding the killer. But with cameras still rolling and the shocking identity of the victim’s replacement a guaranteed recipe for disaster, Val needs to stay cool long enough to solve the crime and keep Pie Town from falling apart—or else she just might go up in smoke before she ever graces the small screen.  (Amazon)

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THE CASTLE MYSTERY an absolutely gripping whodunit from a million-selling author by [MARTIN, FAITH]Discover a new series of whodunits by million-selling author Faith Martin. These charming mysteries will have you scratching your head to work out who the murderer is.

Meet Jenny Starling: travelling cook and reluctant amateur detective. 

Please note this book was first published as “AN INVISIBLE MURDER” under Faith Martin’s pen name JOYCE CATO.

Jenny Starling has her dream job cooking for Lord and Lady Avonsleigh in a genuine castle.

Then one of the castle’s treasures, a fabulously jewelled dagger, is used to murder a staff member. The victim is found stabbed through the heart in the conservatory.

Lady Avonsleigh insists that Jenny help the police find the murderer.

But how can Jenny solve this case when the murder was committed in front of several reliable witnesses, none of whom saw a thing?

This is the fourth of a series of enjoyable murder mysteries with a great cast of characters and baffling crimes which will keep you in suspense to the final page.

Perfect for fans of classic whodunits by authors like Agatha Christie, LJ Ross, TE Kinsey, and J.R. Ellis.

In her late twenties, Jenny Starling is an impressive woman. Physically, she stands at 6ft 1inch, and has shoulder-length black hair and blue eyes. Curvaceous and sexy, she’s a modern single woman, living the lifestyle that suits her – that of a travelling cook. Her famous (and now very rich) father, is a ‘celebrity’ cook, divorced from Jenny’s mother. Jenny drives a disreputable cherry-red van, and is happy travelling the country catering events and cooking great food. She is on a one-woman crusade to bring back ‘real’ food. And definitely doesn’t like having to divert her attention from achieving the perfect Dundee cake or creating a new sauce recipe by having to solve a murder. She finds crime very distracting, especially when there is chocolate to temper or pike to poach. Nevertheless, she is very good at reading people, and with a quick and agile brain, becomes very good at unmasking killers. And her always-undaunted sense of humour goes a long way in keeping her sane when all around her people are dropping like flies.

FAITH MARTIN is the best-selling author of the DETECTIVE HILLARY GREENE mysteries, which have sold over 1 million copies globally in just over a year.

More JENNY STARLING mysteries coming soon. Join the Joffe Books mailing list to be the first to hear about the next in the series.  (Amazon)

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A Problem in Paxton Park (A Paxton Park Mystery Book 5) by [Whiting, J A]

This is book 5 in the Paxton Park Mystery series by USA Today Bestselling Author J A Whiting.

Early on a May morning, Shelly Taylor and her friend, Juliet, are completing their three-mile run over the mountain paths when they leave the trail and enter a large park near the center of town. Shelly notices something on the grass next to the tree line that necessitates an emergency call to the police.

Will Shelly’s unusual dreams of her twin sister point to clues and offer hints that will help the police find the person responsible for the alarm and fear spreading through Paxton Park?

This story has some mild paranormal elements.  (Amazon)

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Bidding War Break-In: A Lily Sprayberry Realtor Cozy Mystery (The Lily Sprayberry Realtor Cozy Mystery Series Book 4) by [Ridder Aspenson, Carolyn]IN A SMALL TOWN, EVERYONE IS IN YOUR BUSINESS

When Bramblett County Realtor Lily Sprayberry puts her deceased client’s townhome, the last in a sought after mixed-use development community, on the market, she winds up in the throes of a bidding war.

Knowing a portion of the money will go to a scholarship in her client’s name, Lily schedules a realtor only open house to raise the bids even higher. But on the day of the event, she discovers the home’s been vandalized, and every potential offer is taken off the table.

Someone is out to stop the sale, and ruin Lily in the process.

With her reputation hanging by a thread and the community up in arms, Lily sets out to fix things, and lands right in the middle of a hot mess of vandalism, lies, theft, and cheating. Lily soon discovers that some people don’t want their secrets known, and they’ll do whatever it takes to keep them under wraps.   (Amazon)

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Baa'd to the Bone: An Animal Cozy Mystery Series, Book 1 by [Weldon, Sarah Jane]A sheepdog in training. A flock under threat. Can he find a killer before the case unravels?

Beau dreams of being a champion sheepdog just like his aunt. With the help of new livestock friends and a kind-hearted farmer, he vows to lead the herd proudly through the lush valleys of South Wales. But when one of the sheep goes missing, Beau never expected a woolly crime scene…

While his aunt warns him not to get too friendly with the flock, his connection with the sheep gets him both respect and a target on his back. As the brave pup frantically sniffs for clues, he’s got one chance to solve the mystery before the farm starts counting sheep for all the wrong reasons.

Will Beau learn the ropes in time to protect his friends from a flock fatality?

Baa’d to the Bone is the first book in an animal-themed cozy mystery series. If you like plucky creatures, authentic Welsh settings, and home-baked suspense, then you’ll love Sarah Jane Weldon’s shaggy dog tale.

Buy Baa’d to the Bone to sniff out the sheep-stealing culprit today!  (Amazon)

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The Mystery of the Marsh Malaise: Wonky Inn Book 5 by [Wycherley, Jeannie]Water, water everywhere … but not a drop to drink.

Alfhild Daemonne’s beloved Speckled Wood is dying.

Worse, Mr Hoo is sick!

In fact, several Whittlecombe villagers are seriously ill, and the problem appears to be with the water.

Alf must appeal to the magickal Keeper of the Marsh, an ancient tree named Vance for help. But he’s not happy about being poisoned and she’s going to have to mollify him.

Which won’t be easy.

The villagers are blaming her too, but the wonky inn owner knows full well her bitter arch-rivals The Mori are out to do serious harm to her reputation, her business, and the land she cherishes. Alf’s had enough. A showdown with The Mori is on the cards.

It’s time for ‘nice’ Alf, to become ‘nasty’ Alf.

Is she up to it? Can Alf become a lean, mean, witchy-fighting machine?

Only if she stops eating cake.

Find out what Alf does next in this action-packed instalment of the wonky inn series, full to bursting with the ghosts, witches, wizards, warlocks and weirdness you’ve come to adore.

Clean and cozy witch mystery with subtle hints of darkness.  (Amazon)

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TTom Wasp and the Seven Deadly Sins by [Myers, Amy]om Wasp scrapes a living as a chimney sweep, aided by his young assistant, Ned. While the gap between rich and poor is unmistakable in Victorian London, Tom carves out a happy enough life and has plenty of friends, including Clara, the comely landlady of Dolly’s Chop House.

So when one of Clara’s patrons is found murdered on her premises, Tom is quick to help, calling on his connections in the police force. Soon it becomes clear that Mr Harcourt’s murder is not merely due to his philandering ways, but is part of something much more literary…

Who are the Tarton Ordinaries and how are they linked to the death at Dolly’s? Who really owns the mystery manuscript? And why are Tom’s friend Phineas and Clara’s beautiful daughter Hetty involved?

It is up to Tom to find out what links an obscure Elizabethan actor with a slew of nineteenth century deaths in this absorbing and whimsical whodunit.

‘Tom Wasp is one of the most engaging characters I’ve encountered in years’ – Ellen Keith, Historical Novels Review

Amy Myers was born in Kent, where she lives near the North Downs. For many years a director of a London publishing company, she is now a full-time writer. Married to an American, she lived for some years in Paris, where, surrounded by food, she first dreamed up her Victorian chef detective series starring Auguste Didier. He was followed by two contemporary series, before she returned to the Victorian age with her chimney sweep Tom Wasp novels. She is also currently writing a 1920s series featuring another chef Nell Drury, and is the author of historical romance and suspense novels. Tom Wasp and her other sleuths also appear in short stories.  (Amazon)

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Time After Time (A Witch in Time Book 3) by [St. James, Jenna]“Would you travel in the past to right a wrong?

Solve a cold case?

Catch a killer?

Meet the 5 witches who will!”

Lexi Catherine Sanders seemed like your average twenty-five-year-old witch. She worked a job she liked during the day, and she was even dating a nice, non-supernatural guy. However, Lexi’s charmed life isn’t as normal as it looks on the outside. You see, Lexi is a cold-case solving, time-traveling witch.

When Lexi learned she had to travel back to 1988 to solve her next case, she strapped on her Z. Cavaricci jeans and grabbed her bottle of Aqua Net hairspray and 80s mixed tape. After all, this isn’t her first rodeo. How hard could it be? But when she’s relocated to an old insane asylum–now turned private nursing home–to track down the killer, Lexi has to admit her nerves are a little rattled. With her familiar, Rex the Rat, by her side, an 80s wanna-be superstar, and a gaggle of older ladies who like to dirty dance, Lexi tackles the job of finding out who killed two people in cold blood.

Can she rely on her wits, magic, and sidekicks to outsmart the killer? Or will it be like the lyrics say and Lexi’s drum beats out of time…time after time.

Each book stands on its own, but you’ll have more fun if you read them all together!   (Amazon)

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A finger in a wedding cake is only the beginning in this deliciously shocking mystery featuring Flavia de Luce, “the world’s greatest adolescent British chemist/busybody/sleuth” (The Seattle Times).

Although it is autumn in the small English town of Bishop’s Lacey, the chapel is decked with exotic flowers. Yes, Flavia de Luce’s sister Ophelia is at last getting hitched, like a mule to a wagon. “A church is a wonderful place for a wedding,” muses Flavia, “surrounded as it is by the legions of the dead, whose listening bones bear silent witness to every promise made at the altar.” Flavia is not your normal twelve-year-old girl. An expert in the chemical nature of poisons, she has solved many mysteries, sharpening her considerable detection skills to the point where she had little choice but to turn professional. So Flavia and dependable Dogger, estate gardener and sounding board extraordinaire, set up shop at the once-grand mansion of Buckshaw, eager to serve–not so simple an endeavor with her odious little moon-faced cousin, Undine, constantly underfoot. But Flavia and Dogger persevere. Little does she know that their first case will be extremely close to home, beginning with an unwelcome discovery in Ophelia’s wedding cake: a human finger.  (Amazon)

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Criminally Cocoa (An Amish Candy Shop Mystery) by [Flower, Amanda]A taste for trouble . . .   

As if being in New York City for Easter isn’t exciting enough, Charlotte Weaver has another reason to be thrilled. She’s helping her cousin, Bailey, on the set of her first cable TV show, Bailey’s Amish Sweets. Bailey will even be re-creating the delectable hand-woven chocolate Easter baskets she once crafted for the city’s world-famous JP Chocolates. But once things start rolling, Charlotte starts to notice odd things
happening—things that seem intended to make Bailey look bad . . .

With Bailey feeling extra nervous about being on camera, Charlotte decides to keep her suspicion of sabotage to herself. But she knows that among Bailey’s fans at the Gourmet Television network lurks a dangerously jealous rival. Now Charlotte will have to find out who that person is—before sour grapes turns one of the sweetest times of the year fatally bitter . . .

Recipe Included!
Praise for Amanda Flower and her Amish cozies
“As it turns out, Amanda Flower may have just written the first Amish rom com.”USA Today 
“Flower has hit it out of the ballpark . . . and continues to amaze with her knowledge of the Amish way of life.”RT Book Reviews
“At turns playful and engaging . . . a satisfyingly complex cozy.”Library Journal  (Amazon)

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Review of Corned Beef and Casualties

Corned Beef and Casualties
A Tourist Trap Mystery, Book #10
Lynn Cahoon
5 Stars


South Cove, California, is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day—and there’s going to be a parade of suspects . . .

Jill Gardner’s store, Coffee, Books, and More, is raking in the green as her little coastal town holds a big festival for St. Patrick’s Day. But the locals aren’t exactly feeling the luck of the Irish, thanks to the rowdy behavior of some of the tourists who are pouring in.

Then a woman who just visited Jill’s shop is found dead near the shore. The fireworks display on the beach may have already happened, but the real fireworks have just begun . . .

Praise for The Tourist Trap Mysteries

“I love the author’s style, which was warm and friendly . . . [A] wonderfully appealing series.”—Dru’s Book Musings

“Light, fun, and kept me thoroughly engaged.”—The Young Folks (Goodreads)



The characters are well wounded and well developed. Any time I get to spend with Jill and her family and friends is time well spent. Her Aunt Jackie is not the mostly friendliest of people and sometimes she drives me nuts (maybe that was the author’s intention). I really like the other characters and think they add a lot to the story.

The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and throughout the novella I felt like I was right there in South Cove, California, watching all the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. The mystery was well plotted and moved along at a great pace. There were enough clues to sift through and suspects to consider that I was kept guessing the identity of the killer until the reveal.

I would recommend this novella (and series) to anyone who enjoys well crafted cozies. I have read all the books and they just keep getting better.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book provided by the publisher, Kensington Books, and NetGalley, which I greatly appreciate.


New Releases For The Week Of February 24th, 2019–Part 2

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of February 24th, 2019. I am going to divide the list into 5 days because there are so very many of them for this week. Today is the second day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.



Murder in an Irish Pub (An Irish Village Mystery Book 4) by [O'Connor, Carlene]When competing card sharps stir up Siobhán O’Sullivan’s quiet Irish village, a poker tournament turns into a game of Hangman . . .
In the small village of Kilbane in County Cork, for a cuppa tea or a slice of brown bread, you go to Naomi’s Bistro, managed by the many siblings of the lively O’Sullivan brood. For a pint or a game of darts—or for the poker tournament that’s just come to town—it’s the pub you want.

One player’s reputation precedes him: Eamon Foley, a tinker out of Dublin, called the Octopus for playing like he has eight hands under the table. But when Foley is found at the end of a rope, swinging from the rafters of Rory Mack’s pub, it’s time for the garda to take matters into their own hands. Macdara Flannery would lay odds it’s a simple suicide—after all, there’s a note and the room was locked. But Siobhán suspects foul play, as does Foley’s very pregnant widow. Perhaps one of Foley’s fellow finalists just raised the stakes to life and death.

With conflicting theories on the crime—not to mention the possibility of a proposal—tensions are running high between Siobhán and Macdara. Soon it’s up to Siobhán to call a killer’s bluff, but if she doesn’t play her cards right, she may be the next one taken out of the game . . .  (Amazon)

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A game of charades ends in coldblooded murder in this entertaining cozy mystery, third in the Crime with the Classics series. Having finished transforming Windy Corner, the grand Victorian mansion she inherited from her great aunt, into a writers’ retreat, widowed literature professor Emily Cavanaugh is ready to receive her first set of guests. But her careful planning is thrown into disarray by the unexpected arrival of outrageous true-crime writer, Cruella Crime, whose unpardonably rude behaviour is causing great offence. As a ferocious ice storm rages outside, the guests entertain one another with a game of charades. But their revelries are brought to a sudden halt by the discovery of a body in one of the guest bedrooms. When it transpires the victim was poisoned, Emily decides to take a leaf out of the book of her favourite detective writer, Agatha Christie, and investigate. But as she pursues her enquiries, it becomes chillingly clear that she herself may have been the intended victim…  (Amazon)

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Fresh from solving her third mystery–and saving Dunmullach’s firstborn males from a vengeful ghost–Gethsemane Brown’s ready to relax and enjoy her summer. Her plans include nothing more dangerous than performing in the opening ceremony of the annual rose and garden show and cheering on Frankie Grennan, who’s entered his hybrid rose into the competition.

But when a mysterious stalker starts leaving Frankie floral bouquets as coded messages, Gethsemane fears a copy-cat may be planning to recreate the still-unsolved murders of the infamous Flower Shop Killer. Then Frankie’s main competitor in the rose show–and the reason his marriage failed–turns up dead in Frankie’s rose garden. Frankie takes first prize in the category “prime suspect.”

So much for a relaxing summer.

As bodies start dropping like rose petals, Gethsemane must judge the other suspects and find the real killer. Or rose bushes won’t be the only things dead-headed in Dunmullach.

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FATALITY IN F by Alexia Gordon A Henery Press Mystery. If you like one, you’ll probably like them all.  (Amazon)

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Piper and Samantha are in heaven. Well, close. After winning a contest to raise the most money for human trafficking awareness and prevention, Piper and Sam are rewarded with a long weekend at the O Heavenly Day Spa. When mysterious notes start appearing everywhere, things get uncomfortable. When spa treatments go awry it is starting to get dangerous. A threatening message in Piper’s closet convinces Piper and Sam that they have to find out who is behind all of these disasters before someone gets hurt. Is it Broussard the stuffy concierge? Gladys, the sweet old lady who decided to join them for the weekend? When the smoke alarms go off and the spa erupts into panic, the chaos separates the friends and Piper stumbles into trouble. Will her friends be able to help her in time?  (Amazon)

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Mr Wilmott Gets Old School: A Paranormal Mystery Series (Charity Shop Haunted Mystery Book 2) by [Hayton, Katherine]How do you solve the murder of a ghost with dementia?

When Emily Curtis helps a donor move into Stoneybrook Acres Retirement Village, she encounters a new ghost. The poor man isn’t just suffering from death, he’s burdened with dementia. That must be why he keeps insisting his name is Frederick Wilmott, a resident of the home who’s still very much alive.

With her new pal fluttering around her, Emily must solve a decade’s old mystery if she’s to sleep without a male ghost staring at her every night. The problem is, with no name or clues to go on, she doesn’t have an idea of where to start. Even her not-so-psychic friend Crystal is stumped.

What a terrible time for an old friend from her past to visit. With Mrs Pettigrew on hand to offer her distinct brand of barbed comments, Emily’s task just got a dozen times harder.

Mr Wilmott Gets Old School is the second book in a haunting paranormal mystery series. It contains ghosts and murderers but is free of the following evil spirits:

No Swearing
No Gore
No Graphic Scenes

Scroll up and one-click to solve the mystery today!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle











Small Town Murder: Midwest Cozy Mystery Series by [Harman, Dianne]The latest in the popular Midwest Cozy Mystery Series by a two-time USA Today Bestselling Author.

Kat only wanted to be part of the convention on how to write successful books, not solve a murder that took place there – the murder of a beloved “tell-all” author. Was that the motive?

Greed, revenge, and hatred are also reasons to murder, at least to people who live on the slippery edge of sanity. Parsons who gamble, women who blackmail, and a number of people with outsized egos make for most interesting characters.

And yet, even with the worst of human nature, miracles can happen.

If you like to feel good at the end of a book, with maybe a tear or two and a smile, don’t miss this inspirational story with plenty of dogs, food, and recipes.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













SPrevious Engagements: A Press Pass Mystery (Press Pass Mysteries Book 1) by [Anderton, April]enator Morgan Maxwell’s fiancée is dead and it’s not the first time.

Boston reporter, Ali Loukas, has her sights set on advancing from radio newscaster to TV correspondent, so when the Maxwell story practically drops into her lap, she seizes the opportunity to solve the murder, scoop her competitors, and move up the broadcasting ladder.

But gaining access to evidence and witnesses without stepping on the toes of family friend, Detective Ryan McGuire, could be tricky.

Despite a knife wedged in her front door and opposition from the police, Ali is determined to prove that she can find the answers, solve the crime and earn the dream job–if she can stay alive to make it all happen.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle














Chocolate Cream Pie Murder (A Hannah Swensen Mystery Book 24) by [Fluke, Joanne]Not even Lake Eden’s nosiest residents suspected Hannah Swensen would go from idealistic newlywed to betrayed wife in a matter of weeks. But as a deadly mystery unfolds in town, the proof is in the pudding . . .

When The Cookie Jar becomes the setting of a star-studded TV special about movies filmed in Minnesota, Hannah hopes to shine the spotlight on her bakery—not the unsavory scandal swirling around her personal life. But that’s practically impossible with a disturbing visit from the shifty character she once believed was her one and only love, a group of bodyguards following her every move, and a murder victim in her bedroom. Now, swapping the crime scene in her condo for her mother Delores’s penthouse, Hannah and an old flame team up to solve a case that’s messier than an upended chocolate cream pie. As suspects emerge and secrets hit close to home, Hannah must serve a hefty helping of justice to an unnamed killer prowling around Lake Eden . . . before someone takes a slice out of her!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook












A Boat, a Banshee, and a Breakdown: Deanna Oscar Paranormal Mysteries Book 10 (Deanna Oscar Paranormal Mystery) by [Dragon, CC]A gator hunting bayou family all hear the cry of a banshee while on their lucky boat–who will be the next to die?

Deanna Oscar and friends are back to solve the spooky and paranormal problems in the Big Easy. A banshee returns every five years and kills at least one (or as many as five) members of a particular family. The family asks Deanna to help them end the curse or stop the wrath of this vengeful spirit.

Newly married and juggling a lot of upheaval in her social circles, De is happy to help but the banshee isn’t cooperating or communicating. Is it a vengeful dead woman or a demon playing tricks?

Tortured souls, obsessive priests, Death, and gator hunters plus a very loud banshee make up just another case in the Big Easy–if De can only avoid any dead bodies this time…

Grab book 10 in this paranormal cozy mystery series: A Boat, a Banshee, and a Breakdown– full of humor, quirks, and characters who care!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle











Dead of Winter (A Mattie Winston Mystery Book 10) by [Ryan, Annelise]Winters in Sorenson, Wisconsin, can be unforgiving. But it’s murder that keeps Mattie and her family from settling into their new home . . .
A new home, a new marriage, a new family. It’s a lot to sort out. But before medicolegal death investigator Mattie can smooth out the unexpected chaos of her new life, duty calls. At the local ER, a battered and bruised teenage girl has been brought in by a mysterious man who claimed she’d fallen out of a car. The staff is suspicious, but while they attend to the teenager, the unidentified man slips out. Then the girl dies, but not before informing social worker Hildy Schneider that the man had her little sister as well.

Mattie’s exam reveals forensic evidence of long-term IV drug use and physical abuse, findings consistent with Hildy’s suspicion that the girl was a victim of human trafficking. They are able to confirm her identity as a teen who went missing six months ago, along with her sister—facts that are deeply unsettling to Mattie who now shares a home with her husband’s teenaged daughter.

Working closely with Hildy and Sorenson homicide detectives, including her husband Steve Hurley, Mattie must delve into a dark underworld to stop the ruthless trafficking of human lives—before it’s too late for another young girl . . .  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook






New Releases For The Week Of February 24th, 2019–Part 1

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of February 24th, 2019.  I am going to divide the list into 5 days because there are so very many of them for this week. Today is the first day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.


Final Exam (A Witch City Mystery Book 8) by [Perry, Carol J.]A cold case update in Salem, Massachusetts . . .  

Life at the house on Winter Street is abuzz with preparations for Aunt Ibby’s 45th high school reunion, and Lee Barrett is happy to pitch in, tracking down addresses and licking envelopes. But as a field reporter for Salem’s WICH-TV, her priority is to be on top of the town’s latest news before anyone else.
When the local police dredge up a vintage sports car containing human remains, Lee is thrilled to be the first reporter on the scene. Once she learns the car is connected to the cold case her boyfriend Pete happens to be working on, her powers of investigation are quickly alerted. But it’s her Aunt Ibby’s emotional reaction to Lee’s TV report that puts her on the case. With the help of O’Ryan, her psychic feline sidekick, she’ll have to unravel a tangled past of secrets and promises to stop a killer from making history again . . .
Praise for the Witch City Mysteries

“Perfectly relaxing and readable.” —Kirkus Reviews
“This rewarding paranormal cozy series debut will have Victoria Laurie fans lining up to follow.”
Library Journal
“An entertaining story that keeps readers guessing until the very twisted and eerie end.” —RT Book Reviews  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook










Cookin' the Books (A Tish Tarragon Mystery Book 1) by [Meade, Amy Patricia]


Literary caterer Letitia ‘Tish’ Tarragon fights to save her reputation and catch a killer when a murder occurs during a fundraising dinner for the local library.

Letitia ‘Tish’ Tarragon has just moved to Hobson Glen and opened a new restaurant and catering business, Cookin’ the Books Cafe. So when her new landlord, Schulyer Thompson, recommends her to Binnie Broderick, the executive director of the local library, Tish is delighted. Binnie needs a last-minute caterer to create a literary inspired three-course dinner for the library’s annual fundraiser, one of the highlights of Hobson Glen’s social season.

But there’s a problem: Binnie Broderick is a notoriously difficult woman to please. And when she chokes to death from arsenic poisoning after dousing her main course in hot sauce, Tish suddenly finds herself fighting to save her business – and her reputation. It seems that very few of Hobson Glen’s residents escaped Binnie’s disapproval. But who would want her dead, and why?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover











Death at the Wychbourne Follies (A Nell Drury mystery Book 2) by [Myers, Amy]


Simmering tensions, buried memories and old scores are revived at Wychbourne Court when Lady Ansley’s old theatre group reunite to perform the Wychbourne Follies. 

1926, Kent. Lady Ansley’s old Gaiety Theatre group are reuniting at Wychbourne Court for the weekend. But how will they react when they learn that, thanks to her son Richard, the Follies, which began as a jolly idea for their own amusement, has become a fully-fledged performance to be held in the village at the Coach and Horses Inn?

Chef Nell Drury is sure her guests’ reaction isn’t the only thing worrying Lady Ansley. A fascinating group of actors and actresses – from the pompous Hubert Jarrett to the dashing Neville Heydock, it’s not long before simmering tensions, revived old scores, fears and, worst of all, buried memories take centre stage. What happened to Mary Ann Darling, the young Gaiety actress who disappeared thirty years ago? As the performance draws to a close, the real drama is only just beginning…  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover












A friend’s suspicious death brings a Native American investigator back home to the reservation, where she faces a puzzling mystery and family conflict.

Fraud investigator Sunny Davis returns to her childhood home, an Indian reservation in Nevada, for her best friend Gina’s funeral, and she finds that nothing is what it seems. Sunny can’t believe that Gina would shoot herself in front of her young children. Gina’s family is disengaged and evasive. And when Sunny receives a psychic vision of Gina’s brutal death and senses that Gina’s spirit is contacting her, she becomes determined to find the truth. Sunny’s investigation leads her deep into a complex mystery, her tribal culture’s spiritual beliefs, and the secrets that tore apart Gina’s family and threaten her own.

Whispers in the Wind introduces a new kind of detective hero in Sunny Davis, a smart and tough investigator who solves cases with equal parts deductive logic, psychic perception and spiritual intuition, in a story that portrays grief, courage, and compelling insights into Native American families.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback











Spelldriver (The Magic & Mixology Mystery Series Book 6) by [LaManna, Gina]

With a wedding on the horizon and her father tucked safely away in prison, the future is looking bright for Lily Locke. Unfortunately, life on The Isle is never calm for long… and when a Ranger is killed brutally in plain sight, Lily and her fiancé—the renowned Ranger X—find themselves hunting a murderer more ruthless than any they’ve ever encountered before.

However, unraveling the killer’s intricate plot isn’t Lily’s only problem. She has a cousin who is nowhere to be found. A dangerous hunter has escaped from prison. Ranger X is all but obsessed with his latest case, and Lily worries it’s consuming him entirely. Despite it all, Lily must make a decision that will affect not only her life, but the life of the man she loves more than anything else—and once it’s done, there’s no turning back…  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Audiobook












Fields' Guide to Voodoo (The Poppy Fields Adventures Book 3) by [Mulhern, Julie] les bon temps rouler!

The pleasure of your company is requested at the most over-the-top wedding New Orleans has ever seen…

When Poppy Fields, Hollywood IT girl and super-secret agent, agreed to be a bridesmaid, she anticipated gallons of Sazerac, memorable parties and handsome groomsmen. Instead, she’s dodging bullets.

Juggling wedding showers, exploding buildings, picnics, black magic, lunches in the Vieux Carré, and murder can be tough on a girl. Good thing Thor is there to escort her—until he disappears.

Poppy must outwit smugglers primed to flood the U.S. with a dangerous new drug (one Poppy knows all too well), save Thor, and get to the church on time. If she fails, she may end up dead. Or—worse—late to the wedding.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












The Case of the Valiant Vizsla (The Thousand Islands Doggy Inn Mysteries Book 23) by [Snow, B.R.]It’s Arts Festival time in Clay Bay and Suzy is very excited about meeting one of her favorite authors, Dianne Harman, who’s in town to participate in a couple of events. With her mother babysitting her daughter, Max, Suzy is looking forward to some rare time to herself out of the house. But when Dianne’s publisher dies in her sleep, all bets for an enjoyable time are off when it’s discovered that the woman was murdered. With a list of suspects that includes the author and her agent, the publisher’s personal assistant, the publishing house’s lead counsel and another writer who is signed by the dead publisher’s company, Suzy is immediately drawn into the situation and soon forced to defend her new friend’s reputation.

Making the case more difficult is the fact that the author and the publisher had switched hotel rooms earlier in the day of the murder, and the initial step is figuring out who the intended victim actually was. Working with the local, state and federal cops, Suzy is initially at a loss, but the smoke begins to clear when someone tries to run Dianne over in the middle of the street. The author’s life is saved by her dog, who in the process, gets hit by the car. Josie is forced to perform emergency surgery while Suzy and the cops try to piece together a complex puzzle that involves a lot of crazy behavior mingled with some very unclear motives. And before the last piece of the puzzle finally falls into place, Suzy finds herself in some hair-raising adventures as only she can.  (Amazon)

Editions available:  Kindle










Drawn and Buttered (A Lobster Shack Mystery Book 3) by [Randall, Shari]Drawn and Buttered is the third book in a wonderfully satisfying cozy mystery series set at the Lazy Mermaid Lobster Shack in coastal New England.

The Lazy Mermaid’s business has slowed to a snail’s pace—until a monster lobster claws his way onto the scene…

With high season behind them, ballerina on-the-mend Allie Larkin and Aunt Gully are finally lying low. But then an unexpected guest arrives at the lobster shack: a crustacean so huge he’s dubbed Lobzilla around Mystic Bay and on social media. Soon, with everyone showing up for a peek in their tank, Allie and Aunt Gully have more on their plate than they can handle.

Meanwhile, another local establishment finds itself in hot water. In exclusive Rabb’s Point, a strange burglary breaches the elegant home of Royal Parrish. Allie takes it upon herself to help with the investigation but, before she can get to the bottom of the case, another alarm sounds: the Lazy Mermaid’s Lobzilla has gone missing and is on the loose! And bodies are beginning to pile up. . .


“Delightful…Full of New England coastal charm…and clever sleuthing [that] will keep you turning the pages.”—Krista Davis, New York Times bestselling author of the Domestic Diva mysteries  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook












Set in the badlands of urban Scotland, this taut, suspense-filled debut showcases a compelling new voice in Scottish crime fiction. When an expensively dressed, well-spoken Englishman walks into the shabby Dundee office of Allan Linton & Associates, Inquiry Agents, it’s the promise of a hefty fee that convinces Allan to take the case on. The Englishman wants Allan to trace a missing person. The only clue is a photo of a young woman in school uniform—and the name Tina Lamont. Trouble is, who knows if that’s her real name, or even if she’s from Dundee. As Allan and Niddrie, his only Associate—ex-army and with skills that don’t quite match his claim of being in the Pay Corps—get the investigation underway, they find no trace of the girl anywhere. But when a dead body turns up, the two men realize they’re not the only ones on Tina’s trail. The news that serious London criminals are also hunting the girl ratchets events up to a deeply disturbing level—and that’s before Dundee’s biggest drug dealer gets involved.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Paperback












One Feta in the Grave (A Kebab Kitchen Mystery Book 3) by [Kashian, Tina]As summer comes to an end in her Jersey Shore town, Lucy Berberian continues to manage her family’s Mediterranean restaurant. The Kebab Kitchen also has a food tent at this year’s beach festival. But now a local businessman is under the boardwalk—dead by the sea …
With a sand castle contest and live music, Ocean Crest bids a bittersweet farewell to tourist season. Summer will return next year … but Archie Kincaid won’t. The full-of-himself store owner has been fatally shot, soon after a screaming match with Lucy’s best friend. Katie’s far from the only suspect, though, since Archie had some bitter rivals—as well as some relationships no one knew about. It’s up to Lucy to look into some seedy characters and solve the case before the wrong person gets skewered …

Recipes included!
“Clever and charming … A culinary delight that will have readers salivating over the food and hungry for literary answers.”
RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars, on Hummus and Homicide

“A series that will prove delightful for cozy fans.”
Parkersburg News & Sentinel (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback






Review of Criminally Cocoa

Criminally Cocoa
Amish Candy Shop Mystery, Book #3.5
Amanda Flower
5 Stars


A taste for trouble . . .

As if being in New York City for Easter isn’t exciting enough, Charlotte Weaver has another reason to be thrilled. She’s helping her cousin, Bailey, on the set of her first cable TV show, Bailey’s Amish Sweets. Bailey will even be re-creating the delectable hand-woven chocolate Easter baskets she once crafted for the city’s world-famous JP Chocolates. But once things start rolling, Charlotte starts to notice odd things
happening—things that seem intended to make Bailey look bad . . .

With Bailey feeling extra nervous about being on camera, Charlotte decides to keep her suspicion of sabotage to herself. But she knows that among Bailey’s fans at the Gourmet Television network lurks a dangerously jealous rival. Now Charlotte will have to find out who that person is—before sour grapes turns one of the sweetest times of the year fatally bitter . . .

Recipe Included!

Praise for Amanda Flower and her Amish cozies

“As it turns out, Amanda Flower may have just written the first Amish rom com.”— USA Today

“Flower has hit it out of the ballpark . . . and continues to amaze with her knowledge of the Amish way of life.”— RT Book Reviews

“At turns playful and engaging . . . a satisfyingly complex cozy.”— Library Journal (Goodreads)



I really enjoy this series and I really liked this novella. It will hold me over until book four is released.

The characters are well rounded and well developed. Charlotte is an Amish girl who is on her Rumspringa and she is in New York, helping her cousin Bailey as she prepares for her new food show on television. After a series of incidents happen that disrupts the filming of the show, Charlotte is afraid someone is trying to derail the show. She has to keep her eyes and ears open to protect Bailey.

The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and I could just imagine Charlotte’s excitement and confusion as she is visiting New York. Talk about culture shock. This story is told from Charlotte’s point of view and that took a little getting used to. I really liked the fact that although there was a mystery to solve, it did not revolve around a dead body. I found that refreshing.

I would recommend this novella (and series) to anyone that enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery. I am looking forward to reading Toxic Toffee when it is released.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book provided by the publisher, Kensington Books, and NetGalley, which I greatly appreciate.


Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours–Eclairs, Scares & Haunted House Repairs


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I’m so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for author Erin Johnson and her new release Eclairs, Scares & Haunted Home Repairs.  This is the ninth book in her A Spells & Caramels Mystery series.


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A bakehouse in the making. A dangerous ghost in the tower. Will their welcome to the neighborhood be short-lived?

Imogen wants nothing more than to complete her sweet dream. With her adoring fiancé Hank at her side, the witch and her friends dive into renovations for their new home and soon-to-be bakery. But all their efforts seem futile when they wake to find the house eerily ripped apart all over again…

As Imogen examines her humble abode’s shady history, she discovers evidence for a malevolent spirit living inside. But with less-than-welcoming neighbors keeping a close, suspicious watch, she wonders if it’s not the dead but the living who pose the biggest threat…

Will Imogen root out the culprit, or will her culinary future collapse under the weight of an unsolved murder?

Eclairs, Scares & Haunted Home Repairs is the ninth book in the charming Spells & Caramels paranormal cozy mystery series. If you like lovable characters, chilling twists, and enchanting adventures, then you’ll love Erin Johnson’s marvelous tale.

Buy Eclairs, Scares & Haunted Home Repairs to solve a magical whodunit today!



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Erin Johnson is a native of Tempe, Arizona, Erin spends her time crafting mysterious, magical, romance-filled stories that’ll hopefully make you laugh. In between, she’s traveling, napping with her dogs, eating with her friends and family, and teaching Pilates (to allow her to eat more).





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To enter the Giveaway, please leave a comment below.  Remember to leave your email address so I can notify the winner.1 Kindle Copy of the book.

Prize is 1 Kindle Copy of the book.



February 18 – The Avid Reader – REVIEW

February 18 – StoreyBook Reviews – REVIEW

February 19 – Babs Book Bistro – SPOTLIGHT

February 19 – My Reading Journeys – SPOTLIGHT

February 20 – The Montana Bookaholic – REVIEW

February 20 – This Is My Truth Now – REVIEW


February 21 – Carla Loves To Read – REVIEW

February 22 – A Chick Who Reads – REVIEW

February 22 – MJB Reviewers – SPOTLIGHT

February 23 – CelticLady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

February 23 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – SPOTLIGHT

February 24 – Cozy Up With Kathy – SPOTLIGHT

February 24 – A Holland Reads – SPOTLIGHT

February 25 – I’m Into Books – SPOTLIGHT

February 25 – Laura’s Interests – SPOTLIGHT

February 26 – A Wytch’s Book Review Blog – SPOTLIGHT

February 27 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW

February 27 – Ruff Drafts – SPOTLIGHT

February 28 – Valerie’s Musings – REVIEW



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