New Releases For The Week Of March 31st, 2019–Part 1

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of March 31st, 2019. I am going to divide the list into 4 days because there are so 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.

 

 

 

Miss Julia Takes the Wheel by [Ross, Ann B.]The delightful new installment of the beloved and New York Times bestselling Miss Julia series

When Miss Julia’s regular doctor goes on vacation with his wife, leaving a replacement in his stead, Miss Julia is immediately concerned. Never one to miss an opportunity to entertain–or size up–a newcomer, she invites the charming Dr. Don Crawford, and his painfully shy wife, Lauren, to dinner. While Miss Julia and Sam both note Lauren’s obvious lack of social skills, it’s her friends Hazel Marie and Binkie that pick up on some of Dr. Crawford’s less palatable qualities.

Meanwhile, Lloyd has gotten his first car, and LuAnne, fresh off her divorce, has started a job at the local funeral home and is in urgent need of an occupation-appropriate makeover–Miss Julia has enough on her plate. Yet there is just something she can’t place about the Crawfords, and she won’t rest until she gets to the bottom of it.

As always, hijinks ensue as Ann B. Ross delivers this delightful and entertaining installment, Miss Julia Takes the Wheel, in her bestselling Miss Julia series.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ice Hunter: A Woods Cop Mystery (Woods Cop Mysteries Book 1) by [Heywood, Joseph]In a brilliant debut to a thrilling series, Grady Service gets news that his nemesis, the head of an incestuous clan of poachers, is to be released from prison. But something even more sinister is afoot in the Mosquito Wilderness. Service must call upon his every reserve to track, stalk, and capture the “ice hunter.”

MEET GRADY SERVICE: former Marine, renowned tracker, conservation officer, and the last person any errant hunter wants to cross. In Ice Hunter—the first of a series of mysteries set in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and celebrated for its intricate plots and outrageously unforgettable characters—Service defends his turf with the tenacity of a bear and the wisdom of an ancient. He shuns all creature comforts and consumerism and is most at home stalking the Mosquito Tract, his self-designated wilderness. Times are not easy for Service. As the summer season opens, he gets news that his nemesis, the despicable leader of an incestuous clan of poachers, is to be released from prison. But something even more sinister is afoot—something that inspires untold greed, involves giants of industry and politics, and renders human life dispensable. Service must call upon his every reserve to track, stalk, and capture the “ice hunter.” Full of grit and wilderness lore, Ice Hunter pulls you in and won’t let you go.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Murders of Conveyance (A Natalie Seachrist Hawaiian Cozy Myster Book 3) by [Burrows-Johnson, Jeanne]The First Annual Aloha Scavenger Hunt is beginning. Journalist Natalie Seachrist, private investigator Keoni Hewitt, and friends Margie and Dan O`Hara are joining in the fun. Before departing for their Honolulu hotel, Natalie dreams of a film noire whodunit. Immersed in the action, she finds a man’s body lying in a mid-1950s hotel, and watches an elegant woman search an adjacent room. After a murder occurs outside their suite, Natalie advises HPD Lieutenant John Dias that the details eerily parallel her “dream.” Knowing the reliability of her unusual gift, the Lieutenant asks Natalie and Keoni to watch for clues to either death as the hunt continues.

 

After more visions, Natalie is convinced that the site of her earlier “dream” was in Chinatown and the perpetrator, a woman in a red suit. A false scavenger hunt clue’s allusion to a priceless Kuan Yin statue suggest a cause for the disappearance of a man in the 1950s. Is this the man Natalie envisioned in a narrow hotel hallway? Is his death linked to that of the professor? And what of the false clue’s reference to hidden treasure? Are these coincidences? Or, has Natalie’s visioning revealed a murderer with long hidden secrets?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blue Wolf In Green Fire: A Woods Cop Mystery (Woods Cop Mysteries) by [Heywood, Joseph]

 

A string of protests by animal-rights activists appear to have culminated in a double murder at a wolf lab, which releases into the wild a rare animal: a blue wolf. To the Ojibwa a blue wolf means luck; but if captured or killed, Armageddon. Grady Service is in a race against time as an elusive poachers’ ring chooses its final target: the blue wolf.

For more on Joseph Heywood and the Woods Cop Mysteries, visit www.josephheywood.com

(Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Tale of Mer-der: A Paranormal Witch Cozy Mystery (His Ghoul Friday Book 1) by [Best, Morgana]Book 1 in a fun witch cozy mystery series!

Australian journalist Misty Friday has several problems, not the least of which is her name. Misty’s mean boss sends her to an island resort in the Great Barrier Reef to investigate one paranormal event, but mermaids and murder throw her off the track.
When Misty makes waves, she attracts the attention of the murderer and one mysterious stranger. Will Misty get to the bottom of this, or are there too many red herrings?

In His Ghoul Friday paranormal witch cozy mystery series:
Book 1. A Tale of Mer-der
Book 2. The Witching Hour – Release Date April 16
Book 3. Arts and Witchcrafts
Book 4. Make Some Magic
Book 5. Witch Hunt
and more coming!

Do you like shifters, witches, psychics, and paranormal, supernatural mystery and suspense? You will love this series!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Only the Quiet (A Death Gate Grim Reapers Thriller Book 2) by [Lee, Amanda M.]  Izzy Sage is settling into her new life despite the pall hanging over her past.
While the memories of the catastrophe that took her parents when she was a child remain elusive, she finds she’s comfortable in her new environment … even though she happens to have taken up the same position her father held when he was killed.
She’s the new death gate operator, which means she’s in control when souls are ferried to the other side. She literally controls death … and it’s not a comfortable spot to be in.
Her only problem is a man … and it’s not something she thought she would be facing because romance was supposed to be off the table.
Braden Grimlock isn’t exactly known for being mature and grounded, but there’s something about Izzy that calls to him. He can’t stay away. The feeling only grows stronger when a group of deaf students tour the aquarium located on top of the death gate … and the teacher drops dead in the middle of a blackout.
Right away, Izzy senses something is wrong … other than the obvious, that is. She simply can’t figure out what sort of opponent she’s facing.
The past is about to meet the present as a long-hidden secret grabs Izzy by the throat and demands answers. There’s a malevolent spirit on the loose and he has designs on escape from Belle Isle. The havoc he could wreak if freed is immeasurable.
It’s up to Izzy and Braden … and the rest of the Grimlocks … to figure out what’s happening and stop a horrifically determined ghost from claiming an innocent life. It’s going to take all of them working together … and if a little romance gums up the works, they’re simply going to have to deal with that, too.
Izzy is a powerful Bruja. Even she might not be strong enough to face the horror of what’s to come, though.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Long Island Iced Tea Goodbye (Career Crisis Café Mystery Book 1) by [Selby, Emily]Heather Hampton, a middle-aged, freshly divorced fashion journalist from Long Island, arrives in Dolphin Cove, New Zealand to start a new life as a beach café owner and a cocktail maker extraordinaire, not to battle a grumpy live-in chef-cum-baker, rescue feral kittens and find bodies and skeletons in cupboards. But when she is accused of poisoning her chef, she has no choice, but to get involved and find out what really happened.

With the help, and sometimes against, a semi-retired police officer and a rescue kitten, Heather discovers a few secrets, makes a couple of friends and almost ends up on a date.

But, more importantly, will she guess who the murderer is? Can you beat her to it?

Grab a copy of The Long Island Iced Tea Goodbye to find out.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lemon Tarts and Fiery Darts (Sandy Bay Cozy Mystery Book 12) by [Crewes, Amber]A soon-to-be-retired police officer with a fiery temper. An unpopular murdered victim. Can a small town bakery owner solve the case before all hell breaks loose?

Meghan Truman is enjoying the wave of attention her presence on social media is attracting to her bakery. Particularly her lemon tarts which are getting the most likes, shares and comments.

Meghan is happy to donate some of her lemon tarts to celebrate a local Sandy Bay police officer who is soon retiring. Things go awfully wrong when the night of celebration ends in the murder of a thorn-in-the-flesh of almost everyone in town.

But who would dislike the murdered victim so much to want to end their life?

Can Meghan help her boyfriend, Detective Jack Irvin, connect the dots and solve this murder investigation in the nick of time?

Book 12 in the Bestselling Sandy Bay Cozy Mystery series, which can be read in one to two hours! Perfect for a lunchtime read or on a commute to/from work. If you want to enjoy a quick light-hearted read, with an amateur female sleuth, mouth-watering culinary desserts and a gripping murder mystery with a touch of romance, then you’ll love Meghan Truman and all the quirky characters in Sandy Bay.

No cliffhanger, swearing or graphic scenes!

Buy Lemon Tarts and Fiery Darts to discover how events unfold in this cozy murder mystery.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feverfew and False Friends: Mystery (The Witches of Wormwood Mysteries Book 3) by [Loren, Ruby]A witch has vanished.

 

The only clue to her whereabouts is a threatening letter and a gory trail that screams foul play.

When Hazel receives a similar letter, she realises that this mystery involves the entire town… and she could be the next witch to disappear.

It’s a race against time to find the missing woman and discover who is using their poison pen to turn the residents of Wormwood against one another.

The town’s secrets are about to be revealed, and the truth is more twisted than anyone could have imagined.

If you like talking cats, smart mysteries, and snarky humour, you’ll love this magical mystery series.

Start reading today!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Murder on a Cruise Ship (A Ridgeway Rescue Mystery Book 4) by [Creeden, P.] Ridgeway Rescue Mysteries can be read in 1-2 hours. Perfect for when you’re waiting for an appointment or just want a fast read. Don’t miss out on this quick, clean, cozy mystery that will keep you guessing until the end!

All hands on deck! It’s a beautiful spring day and 20-year-old Emma Wright is meeting her crush, Colby Davidson, for a two-hour tour specifically for dogs and their owners – The Canine Cruise. She and Molly, the Saint Bernard, are so excited to see both Colby and Gabby, his K9 partner, as the two have been away on training.
It’s smooth sailing until someone shouts “man overboard!” A news reporter who is covering the day cruise for a local station falls into the fast-flowing Potomac River, and she doesn’t know how to swim. Did the reporter fall overboard in an accident, or was it murder?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doughnuts and Disaster: A Maple Lane Cozy Mystery (Maple Lane Mysteries) by [Phipps, C. A.]The threat was real.

Her best friend could die.

Can Maddie save her in time?

The call surprised her. Maddie had been baking jelly doughnuts for her best friend’s salon for a year. Now, the order has been canceled. What does this mean? Is it the first sign of the apocalypse? Her friend adores the doughnuts, and now Maddie must get to the bottom of this mystery.

What is going on?

Angel loves her days in the salon, and her clients enjoy sweet treats she orders from her best friend, Maddie, but there’s just one problem, the stress of a killer in town has taken her appetite.

And this isn’t the only thing worrying her.

Why would Angel’s ex-husband be back in town?

Maddie’s boyfriend, the sheriff, hasn’t been able to crack the string of murders. She may need to give him a gentle hand with this one.

You’ll love the clues aplenty in this cozy mystery because everyone enjoys figuring out the riddles.

The Maple Lane Mysteries are light, cozy mysteries featuring a quirky cat-loving bakery owner who discovers she’s a talented amateur sleuth.   (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mother's Day Mayhem (A Tourist Trap Mystery) by [Cahoon, Lynn]Picturesque South Cove, California, is the perfect place to celebrate Mother’s Day, but not everyone is feeling motherly . . .

Jill Gardner, owner of Coffee, Books, and More is almost out of Mother’s Day cards. She has a few more in stock, but she’s set them aside because she needs Greg’s help choosing one for his mother. It’ll be Jill’s first time meeting her boyfriend’s mother, and she’s understandably nervous.

Turns out Jill isn’t the only one having feelings about mothers. Kyle, who works at the antiques store next door, needs to find the perfect card for a mother he hasn’t seen since he was five—when she went away to jail. But her arrival in South Cove isn’t exactly celebratory, her behavior toward her son unexpectedly restrained. Piqued, Jill discovers that a mother can never be replaced . . .

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  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Audiobook

 

 

 

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Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours–Designs On Murder

 

I’m so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for author Gayle Leeson and her new release of Designs On Murder.  It is the first book in her A Ghostly Fashionista Mystery series and i really enjoyed it..

Designs On Murder: A Ghostly Fashionista Mystery
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Grace Abraham Publishing (March 26, 2019)
Print Length: 229 pages
ASIN: B07MYCQJHB

 

Purchase Link

Amazon

 

 

 

What if you discovered your lively new friend wasn’t really…alive?

Amanda Tucker is excited about opening her fashion design studio in Shops On Main, a charming old building in historic Abingdon, Virginia. She didn’t realize a ghost came with the property! But soon Maxine “Max” Englebright, a young woman who died in 1930, isn’t the only dead person at the retail complex. Mark Tinsley, a web designer with a know-it-all attitude who also rented space at Shops On Main, is shot in his office.

Amanda is afraid that one of her new “friends” and fellow small business owners is his killer, and Max is encouraging her to solve Mark’s murder a la Nancy Drew. Easy for Max to want to investigate–the ghostly fashionista can’t end up the killer’s next victim!

 

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The characters are well rounded and well developed.  Amanda is hardworking, trustworthy and very talented in fashion design.  It is no wonder that she decides to open a fashion design studio. Max is a ghost who happens to reside where Amanda opened her shop.  Max is funny, quirky and sweet and she added so much to this story. I really like paranormal cozies so Max makes the book extra special.  And I thought that Grandpa Dave was wonderful and I thought the relationship between him and Amanda was very special.

The mystery was well plotted and carried on well throughout the book.  There were enough clues to sift through and a couple of very questionable suspects.  There were also some surprising twists and turns that I really enjoyed.

The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and through her words I could picture the clothing being designed and the stores in Shops on Main.  The writing style flows smoothly and the book is a quick easy read.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery.  And if you like a bit of paranormal with your cozies, like I do, then you have to check this book out.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book provided by the publisher, Grace Abraham Publishing, and NetGalley, which I greatly appreciate.

 

Gayle Leeson is a pseudonym for Gayle Trent. Gayle has also written as Amanda Lee and Gayle Trent. As Amanda Lee, she wrote the Embroidery Mystery series, and as Gayle Trent, she writes the Daphne Martin Cake Mystery series and the Myrtle Crumb Mystery series. Going forward, Gayle intends to keep her writing until the Gayle Leeson name. She has a series of women’s fiction novellas set in a shopping mall that has been converted to include micro-apartments (the Kinsey Falls series) and has just begun this new cozy series, the Ghostly Fashionista Mystery series. Another Down South Cafe novel is slated for release in August with book two in the Ghostly Fashionista series scheduled for October.

Author Links

Newsletter sign-up form:   https://forms.aweber.com/form/14/1780369214.htm

Website: www.gayleleeson.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GayleTrent  @GayleTrent

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GayleLeeson/

Amazon Author Page:  https://www.amazon.com/Gayle-Leeson/e/B01NBSTBDU/

BookBub:  https://www.bookbub.com/profile/gayle-leeson

Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/426208.Gayle_Trent

 

 

 

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Tour Participants

March 25 – A Wytch’s Book Review Blog – REVIEW, CHARACTER INTERVIEW

March 25 – T’s Stuff – SPOTLIGHT

March 26 – Cozy Up With Kathy – REVIEW, AUTHOR INTERVIEW

March 26 – StoreyBook Reviews – REVIEW

March 27 – The Avid Reader – REVIEW, INDIVIDUAL GIVEAWAY 

March 27 – Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

March 28 – Ruff Drafts – GUEST POST

March 29 – Teresa Trent Author Blog – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

March 29 – Books Direct – GUEST POST

March 30 – Brooke Blogs – CHARACTER GUEST POST

March 30 – MJB Reviewers – REVIEW, INDIVIDUAL GIVEAWAY

March 31 – Mallory Heart’s Cozies – REVIEW

March 31 – Nadaness In Motion – REVIEW, INDIVIDUAL GIVEAWAY

April 1 – Laura`s Interests – REVIEW, INDIVIDUAL GIVEAWAY

April 2 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW, CHARACTER INTERVIEW

April 3 – Baroness’ Book Trove – REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST

April 4 – Moonlight Rendezvous – REVIEW, GUEST POST

April 4 – Babs Book Bistro – SPOTLIGHT

April 5 – The Montana Bookaholic – REVIEW

April 5 – Socrates Book Reviews – REVIEW

April 6 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

April 6 – I’m All About Books – REVIEW

April 6 – Melina’s Book Blog – REVIEW

 

 

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Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours–Pinot Red Or Dead

 

I’m so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for author J.C. Eaton, and their new release of Pinot Red or Dead.  It is the third book in their Wine Trail Mystery series.

Pinot Red or Dead? (The Wine Trail Mysteries)
Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Lyrical Underground (March 26, 2019)
Paperback: 206 pages
ISBN-10: 1516108035
ISBN-13: 978-1516108039
Digital ASIN: B07F5XDH41

 

Purchase Links
Amazon    B&N    Kobo   Google Play IndieBound

 

 

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There’s a lot of noir surrounding this rare pinot.

As the vineyards in Seneca Lake, New York, prepare for the seasonal “Deck the Halls Around the Lake” festivities, someone is determined to keep pinot noir off the wine list. Hijacked trucks and sabotaged ingredients have made it a hard-to-acquire vintage for the six local wineries—including Norrie Ellington’s Two Witches Winery.

The case of the stolen and spoiled wines gets stranger when Arnold Mowen, owner of the company distributing the wine, is found dead, the apparent victim of a hunting accident. As Norrie tries to find the connections between the pinot’s problems and Arnold’s death, she uncovers a conspiracy among many locals whose hatred for the wine distributor was bottled up for far too long . . .

 

 

 

Ann I. Goldfarb

New York native Ann I. Goldfarb spent most of her life in education, first as a classroom teacher and later as a middle school principal and professional staff developer. Writing as J. C. Eaton, along with her husband, James Clapp, she has authored the Sophie Kimball Mysteries (Kensington) set for release in June 2017. In addition, Ann has nine published YA time travel mysteries under her own name. Visit the websites at www.jceatonauthor.com and www.timetravelmysteries.com

James E. Clapp

When James E. Clapp retired as the tasting room manager for a large upstate New York winery, he never imagined he’d be co-authoring cozy mysteries with his wife, Ann I. Goldfarb. His first novel, Booked 4 Murder (Kensington) is set for release in June 2017. Non-fiction in the form of informational brochures and workshop materials treating the winery industry were his forte along with an extensive background and experience in construction that started with his service in the U.S. Navy and included vocational school classroom teaching.

Visit their website at www.jceatonauthor.com and Like and Follow on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/JCEatonauthor/

 

 

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When did you know that you wanted to be an author?  What things, if any, influenced that decision?

While Ann always enjoyed writing, it was a new venture for Jim. Ann had written articles for trade magazines as well as a number of YA time travel mysteries (http://www.timetravelmysteries.com) when Jim approached her about collaborating on a cozy mystery. He thought it would be a fun venture and they decided to use their own retirement community of Sun City West as the playground for murder. Both of them were influenced by the books they read and the opportunities they’ve had to meet with other authors.

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With so many cozies being written today, what makes your books stand out from the crowd?

Our Sophie Kimball series has an older sleuth (forty-something) solving murders in a senior retirement community. We’ve been able to introduce a number of quirky characters and an abundance of hyperbole to make our books stand out. Humor is key in all of our novels.

We have younger sleuths in our Wine Trail Mysteries and our Marcie Rayner detective series, but both of those are humorous as well.

 

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

We do both. We usually come up with a general plot outline and keep revising it. We are definitely “pantsers” since we work by the seat of our pants. Recently, we learned of a new term for writing – Plantsers. It combines plotters and pantsers and it seems to fit us.

 

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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?

Yes, we do read our reviews and we appreciate readers taking the time to provide other readers with their feedback. Most reviews give us kudos as well as constructive criticism but some are mean-spirited and those really hurt.

 

What advice would you give to your younger self?

Travel more and see the world. There’s nothing like experience.

 

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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?

Covers play a major role in someone selecting our books to read or purchase. Our publisher, Kensington, designs the covers for our Sophie Kimball and Wine Trail mysteries. We couldn’t ask for a better art department.  Those covers are eye-catching and well thought out.

Our newest series with Camel Publishing, the Marcie Rayner detective series, has an impressive cover as well.

 

What have you learned about yourselves since becoming an author?

We’ve learned that we’ve got so much more to learn! We’ve also learned to ask other authors for advice but to trust our own instincts.

 

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Do you write full-time or part-time?

We write whenever we can. We have to be flexible since we have busy schedules.

 

What do your plans for future projects include?

Continuing to juggle the three series we have – Sophie Kimball Mysteries (Kensington), The Wine Trail Mysteries (Kensington’s Lyrical Underground), and the Marcie Rayner detective series, (Camel Publishing).

 

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

The hardest part is reading what we’ve written and analyzing it. The most tedious part is editing. The easiest is coming up with ideas.

 

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

Ann – cozy mysteries, gothic mysteries, horror, historical fiction

Ann loves Nancy Atherton, Amy Reade, Kate Morton, Joe Hill, Charles Dickens

Jim – thriller, mystery, non-fiction, cozy mysteries

Jim loves Tom Clancy, P.J. Parrish, Robert B. Parker, and Clive Cussler (and he likes Nancy Atherton, too!)

 

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

We are always open to reader questions and comments and absolutely love meeting you at book signings and conferences.  We’ll be at Malice Domestic in Bethesda, Maryland, this May. Hope our readers can make it.

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

Yes!

Thank you so much for bringing our cozy mysteries into your life. We hope we’re putting a smile on your faces.

 

How can readers discover more about you and your work?

Website:

www.jceatonauthor.com

Facebook:

https://facebook.com/JCEatonauthor.com/

 

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/JCEatonauthor

 

Goodreads:

https://goodreads.com/author/show/15931568.J_C_Eaton

 

Amazon:

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Barnes & Noble:

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/J.+C.+Eaton?_requestid=3839649

 

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TOUR PARTICIPANTS

March 25 – My Reading Journeys – REVIEW

March 25 – A Blue Million Books – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

March 25 – fundinmental – REVIEW

March 26 – Laura’s Interests – REVIEW

March 26 – Reading Is My SuperPower – GUEST POST

March 26 – FUONLYKNEW – SPOTLIGHT

March 26 – Island Confidential – SPOTLIGHT

March 26 – Ruff Drafts – GUEST POST  

March 27 – Baroness’ Book Trove – REVIEW

March 27 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – REVIEW, AUTHOR INTERVIEW

March 27 – I’m All About Books – CHARACTER GUEST POST 

March 28 – A Wytch’s Book Review Blog – CHARACTER INTERVIEW

March 28 – Christa Reads and Writes – REVIEW

March 29 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

March 29 – Babs Book Bistro – SPOTLIGHT

March 29 – StoreyBook Reviews – CHARACTER GUEST POST

March 29 – MJB Reviewers – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

March 30 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT

March 30 – Readeropolis – SPOTLIGHT

March 30 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW

March 31 – Melina’s Book Blog – REVIEW

March 31 – Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

March 31 – Rosepoint Publishing – REVIEW

 

 

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Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours–Like A Tree

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I’m so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for author Danny & Wanda Pelfrey, and their new release of Like A Tree.  It is the fourth book in their Davis Morgan Mystery series.

Like A Tree (A Davis Morgan Mystery)
Inspirational Cozy Mystery
4th in Series
CrossLink Publishing (March 26, 2019)
Paperback: 175 pages
ISBN-10: 1633571556
ISBN-13: 978-1633571556

 

Links for purchase: Amazon author page www.amazon.com/Danny/e/B001KMIKHM, CrossLink Publishing, Banes & Noble etc, www.pelfreybooks.com

 

 

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The movie industry spreading across Georgia has finally made its way to the little foothill village of Adairsville. Bookseller and police chaplain, Davis Morgan along with a young female clerk discover the body of a member of the movie company on a historic site at the foot of a large oak tree. Davis, despite his promise to his wife, cannot resist investigating the mystery. He and his young pal, policeman Charley Nelson, quietly dig into the case even though it is officially under the jurisdiction of the county sheriff. There is no shortage of suspects: the mysterious red headed man, sister of the victim, the fiancée and others. During the investigation an already troubled Charley is framed for a drug crime, and Davis receives word that an old enemy is on his way to Georgia after escaping from prison to make good on a threat against him. Late one afternoon it all comes to an astonishing conclusion beneath the same sprawling oak where it started.

 

 

 

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About the Authors

 

Danny & Wanda Pelfrey are a husband/wife team who in the past wrote helpful non-fiction books and material. Recently they have turned to producing “mysteries with a message.” Their stories are usually set in a small southern town in Georgia called Adairsville. Danny grew up in a poverty situation where he was often without access to TV for entertainment so he found books. It was not unusual for him, in his high school years, to read three or four books a week. So his love affair with books developed early. Danny received a degree from Point University and a Master of Ministry from Kentucky Christian University. He spent many years serving pastorates with churches in several states. Danny is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. Wanda started her writing career writing curriculum for various publishers. Among books she has authored is the popular, MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR CHILD’S TEACHABLE MOMENTS. She spent twenty-four years as a primary teacher in a Montessori school. She enjoys quilting and has never lost her love for reading. The Pelfreys have two daughters and five grandchildren. LIKE A TREE is the fourth Davis Morgan Mystery on which they have collaborated.

 

 

 

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Review of Canyons, Caravans & Cadavers

Canyons, Caravans & Cadavers

A Camper & Criminals Cozy, Book #6

Tonya Kappes

5 Stars

43723368Synopsis:

Welcome to Normal, Kentucky~ where nothing is normal. A Campers and Criminal Mystery Series is another brainchild of USA Today Bestselling Author Tonya Kappes. If you love her quirky southern characters and small town charm with a mystery to solve, you’re going to love her new cozy mystery series!

When the principal of Normal High School asks Mae West to teach a semester on small town economics, since she helped bring the thriving economy in Normal, Kentucky when she used her brilliant ideas to bring the Happy Trails Campground back to life, Mae is thrilled and happy to teach the young people.

But when a fellow teacher and archery Coach Roger Carlson, is found stone-cold dead, facedown in one of Happy Trails Campground campers with an arrow sticking out of his back, it puts a damper on the thriving campground when tourists cancel their reservations and Mae’s excitement to teach.

Mae’s hankering to snoop into the coach’s private life and find out exactly why he was renting a camper in Happy Trails and not living at home with his young wife. Her efforts don’t leave her short on suspects. Especially, since Mae uncovered many unhappy parents who had relied on an archery scholarship as their child’s ticket to get out of Normal and go to college.

Mae has to be careful or she just might find an arrow with her name written on it.   (Goodreads)

 

Review:

The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read.  The style allowed me to get a better insight into the characters and their actions.  With the author’s descriptive writing, I was pulled right into the story and I was taken on a grand adventure.  I felt like I was right there listening in on conversations and watching all of the action taking place at the campgrounds.

The characters are well developed and well rounded.  I find Mae and her friends to be very funny and quirky and I really enjoy getting to spend time with them.  They all appear to be Southern sweet and genteel, but do not cross them, you will be sorry if you do! I enjoyed getting to learn a little more about Hank’s family, who is Mae’s boyfriend.

The mystery is well plotted and moves along at a nice pace.  With more than one murder to solve, it is not easy to figure out the culprit. There were plenty of suspects to consider and clues to sift through.

I really enjoy this series and this book did not disappoint.  I would recommend that you check out the whole series, you will be glad that you did.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book and provided my honest review.

 

 

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

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of March 24th, 2019. I am going to divide the list into 4 days because there are so many of them for this week. Today is the fourth and final day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.

 

 

The Hidden Corpse (A Food Blogger Mystery Book 2) by [Sennefelder, Debra]Former reality TV baking show contestant and recent divorcée Hope Early is trying to find her recipe for success as a food blogger—but murder keeps getting in the mix . . .

When Hope’s elderly neighbor perishes in a home fire, she can’t help but feel somewhat responsible. Only the day before, Peggy Olson had called her over, having burned a pot on the stove while she was sleeping and filling the house with smoke. In fact, she couldn’t even remember cooking. Clearly, it was dangerous for the woman to live alone.

But it turns out she wasn’t alone. When a second body is discovered in the basement of the burned house, suddenly what appeared to be a tragic accident is beginning to look like premeditated murder. As rumors spread like wildfire, Hope is determined to sort out the facts and smoke out a killer, but she might be jumping from the frying pan straight into the fire . . .

Includes Recipes from Hope’s Kitchen!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wedding Cake Carnage (MURDER IN THE MIX Book 11) by [Moore, Addison]A baker who sees the dead. One too many suitors.
And a killer. Living in Honey Hollow can be murder.

*A laugh out loud standalone cozy mystery by New York Times Bestseller Addison Moore* All books in the series can be read individually but are best enjoyed in order.

My name is Lottie Lemon, and I see dead pets. On occasion I see a once-upon a human, too, but mostly it’s just cute little furry beasts who have come back from the other side to warn me of their previous owners impending doom. 

Someone very close to me is missing—and it’s been a nightmare ever since they’ve disappeared. To top it all off, I stumbled upon a body at the Bridal Expo. My sister’s wedding is just weeks away, and I volunteered to take over a to-do list at least a mile long. Add an ornery talking tiger, an unruly child poltergeist, a firework spectacular and you’ll have the most explosive July Honey Hollow has ever seen.

Lottie Lemon has a brand new bakery to tend to, a budding romance with perhaps one too many suitors, and she has the supernatural ability to see dead pets—which are always harbingers for ominous things to come. Throw in the occasional ghost of the human variety, a string of murders, and her insatiable thirst for justice, and you’ll have more chaos than you know what to do with.

Living in the small town of Honey Hollow can be murder.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Daydreamer Detective Finds Her Calling (Miso Cozy Mysteries Book 5) by [Pajonas, S. J. ]Tragedy strikes Chikata again!

When Noriko Kubo, a local small business coach, is found dead in her back garden, Mei feels the pull of a good mystery and the desire to solve another case, especially at the behest of her best friend. With several suspects that need to be questioned or followed, she has all the skills to help out and the imagination to piece together the clues.

But time is not on her side and neither is good luck. Her baby is crying for hours every night, her husband’s restaurant is so popular he’s never around, and her new house is in jeopardy of never being built. Mei doesn’t have the energy to help with a murder investigation… or does she?

Soon, everyone is depending on her for everything, and Mei feels lost and unsure of her own future. She loves her family and her tea shop, but she’s never really found her calling unless she’s helping to solve a murder case. That’s not a legitimate career for her, though, is it? Can Mei juggle her busy life, secure her place in society, and still help find Noriko’s killer?

With her head in the clouds and a taste for solving crime, you don’t want to miss Mei in The Daydreamer Detective Finds Her Calling, the intensely delicious fifth course to the Miso Cozy series of cozy mystery novels.

Buy The Daydreamer Detective Finds Her Calling today to continue with the series!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Saucerful of Death (Starlight Cozy Mystery Book 1) by [Johns, Loretta, Johns, Sarah]

7:30 Channel   2  Local News- Martin McCray

                      13  A Saucerful of Death- cozy

                                             Darren Nelson stars as a United States Space Explorer who finds himself entangled in more than just intergalactic intrigue when he falls for an interstellar beauty. Not only does he have to divert attention from a lovely alien, who hitched a ride on his return capsule, but when a fellow astronaut he clashed with is found dead, he must find a way to clear his own name. He must constantly discourage his best friend and mission team member, Stephen, from aiding and abetting the lovely alien that has began to fall for Darren. Jeannie is determined to save him herself and thanks to retro tv, she is sure she knows just how to go about it.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Precious Pearls: A Cozy Romance Mystery by [Geyer, Grace]Her life is about to change … but is it for the better?

April is convalescing at Arcana Lodge after an accident when she finds herself embroiled in a mystery where things go missing. Is there a thief amongst them and is he or she a danger to April and others around her?

She is not safe there at the Lodge and is in danger of being next on the thief’s list. She must protect her precious pearls.

You will love this romantic mystery if you care about those who have the courage to face their fears to get justice in the fight against greed, and if you like stories of love that tug at your heartstrings.

Get it now.

And what if she also found her lost love … but only in her dreams?  (Amazon)

Editions available:  Kindle  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dyeing Season (Dewberry Farm Mysteries Book 5) by [MacInerney, Karen]The eggs aren’t the only things dyeing in Buttercup… 

It’s springtime on Dewberry Farm, and homesteader Lucy Resnick is busy putting together her wares for the Easter Market. She’s just finished potting the last of her herb starts when a tornado rips through her farm, destroying her crops, scattering her livestock and tearing up the barn.  As Lucy searches for two kids lost in the storm, she makes a grisly discovery: her neighbor’s home health aide, Eva, strangled with a hand-knitted scarf.

While investigating the young woman’s death, Lucy discovers that blood isn’t always thicker than water… and that somebody may be taking advantage of the town’s more vulnerable citizens.  When a second body turns up, drowned in a vat of dye, the whole town is walking on eggshells.  Will Lucy find the killer in time?

Or has dyeing season just begun?

***NOTE: Paperback is not yet available for pre-order, but will be available on release date!***  (Amazon)
Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As one of nine siblings raised in the Deep South, shotgun weddings and snooty in-laws don’t worry plus-sized P.I. Savannah Reid nearly as much as a search for a missing mother and child—especially when it leads to murder . . .

Not long after Savannah and her husband settle back to normal life in San Carmelita, California, handsome up-and-coming actor Ethan Malloy enlist the Midnight Magnolia Detective Agency to track down his missing wife and toddler—shortly before the beloved family nanny gets murdered.

With the discreet search now a sensationalized homicide investigation, Savannah must rush to apprehend a killer and save the missing child. But famous heartthrobs can attract the wrong kind of attention, and some snooping into the complicated private lives of Ethan and his wife tells Savannah that she’s in for a deadly chase. As Savannah dismantles bombshell after bombshell while balancing delicate family matters of her own, she soon finds herself closing in on a terrifying culprit—one who’s willing to do anything for a moment in the spotlight . . .  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Divine Blindside: A Divine Cozy Mystery (Divine Christian Cozy Mysteries Series Book 3) by [Callaghan, Hope]Despite being blindsided by a stranger who threatens to expose her past and take everything from her, Jo Pepperdine must help clear the name of one of the Second Chance residents after she becomes a prime suspect in a co-worker’s murder.

Read all of Hope Callaghan’s books and box sets for FREE with Kindle Unlimited.

“Divine Blindside,” is Book 3 in the Divine Cozy Mystery Series

BONUS: Recipe Included! 

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Fall has arrived in the tiny town of Divine, Kansas, and the area residents are gearing up for the annual fall festival including Delta, who is determined to win the baking contest and beat last year’s reigning champion.

Meanwhile, one of Joanna Pepperdine’s Second Chance residents, Sherry Marshall, is hired as a server at Divine Delicatessen. Not everyone is thrilled with the new employee and soon after, the person tasked with training her is murdered, and Sherry becomes the prime suspect.

Jo is convinced Sherry was not involved and is determined to clear her name, despite being blindsided after a stranger shows up at the farm, threatening to expose Jo’s secret past and take everything that matters most…her family, friends and beloved farm.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canyons, Caravans, & Cadavers: A Camper & Criminals Cozy Mystery Book 6 by [Kappes, Tonya]Welcome to Normal, Kentucky~ where nothing is normal. A Campers and Criminal Mystery Series is another brainchild of USA Today Bestselling Author Tonya Kappes. If you love her quirky southern characters and small town charm with a mystery to solve, you’re going to love her new cozy mystery series!

When the principal of Normal High School asks Mae West to teach a semester on small town economics, since she helped bring the thriving economy in Normal, Kentucky when she used her brilliant ideas to bring the Happy Trails Campground back to life, Mae is thrilled and happy to teach the young people.

But when a fellow teacher and archery Coach Roger Carlson, is found stone-cold dead, facedown in one of Happy Trails Campground campers with an arrow sticking out of his back, it puts a damper on the thriving campground when tourists cancel their reservations and Mae’s excitement to teach.

Mae’s hankering to snoop into the coach’s private life and find out exactly why he was renting a camper in Happy Trails and not living at home with his young wife. Her efforts don’t leave her short on suspects. Especially, since Mae uncovered many unhappy parents who had relied on an archery scholarship as their child’s ticket to get out of Normal and go to college.

Mae has to be careful or she just might find an arrow with her name written on it.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

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

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of March 24th, 2019. I am going to divide the list into 4 days because there are so 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.

 

 

Leave No Scone Unturned (Chef-to-Go Mysteries Book 2) by [Swanson, Denise]Another deadly fun Chef-to-Go mystery from New York Times bestselling author Denise Swanson!

The back-to-school season can be murder

It’s the beginning of the university’s fall semester and Dani can’t wait for the college students to return to Normalton, Illinois—after all, without them, there is no one to support her Lunch-to-Go service, which is a vital part of her Chef-to-Go business. But Normalton University’s orientation week is marred by a mysterious murder, along with a series of car-jackings and sightings of a mysterious creature in a pond on campus. And with the whole town feeling unsettled, Dani finds herself dealing once again with the infuriatingly handsome Spencer Drake, the head of security at the university.

Although Dani vowed that her life would never again be boring and routine after she quit her stifling corporate job, she had no idea that she’d end up dealing with such strange happenings—not to mention murder. But as the trouble in Normalton draw worryingly close to home, Dani realizes that if the killer isn’t caught soon, she may be the next one who is found scone cold dead.

Praise for Denise Swanson’s Chef-to-Go mysteries:

“Fast-paced and fun… Tart of Darkness is utterly unputdownable.” —Julie Hyzy, New York Timesbestselling author  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Murder with Collard Greens and Hot Sauce (A Mahalia Watkins Mystery Book 3) by [Herbert, A.L.] Sweet Tea boasts the most flavorful soul food in all of Prince George’s County, Maryland. But as events at the beauty industry’s leading trade show turn ugly, owner Halia Watkins needs to bite into an unsavory new item on the menu—murder!   

When the chicest hair convention of the year gets cooking in town, so does business at Mahalia’s Sweet Tea. Halia can barely handle the influx of customers looking to satisfy their appetites after spending the day surrounded by outrageous runway styles. As buzz builds around beauty mogul and pop culture icon Monique Dupree, collard greens start moving out of the kitchen faster than models strutting down the catwalk . . .

But the glitz fades the moment Monique is found shot to death. Turns out, the glamorous entrepreneur’s vanity empire was stained by bitter rivalries, explosive affairs, and backstabbers scheming for fame and fortune. With more suspects than ingredients listed on a bottle of deep conditioner, Halia and her cousin Wavonne rush to discover who pulled the trigger—before the conniving culprit dishes another deadly surprise . . .  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blood Oath: A Novel (An Alexandra Cooper Novel) by [Fairstein, Linda]New York Times bestselling author Linda Fairstein explores the depths of Manhattan’s secretive Rockefeller University in this timely, captivating thriller about the deep–and often deadly–reverberations of past sins.

Assistant DA Alexandra Cooper of the Manhattan Sex Crimes Unit is finally back at work following a leave of absence, and not a moment too soon. With more women feeling empowered to name their abusers, Alex is eager to return to the courtroom to do what she does best. But even she can’t anticipate the complexity of her first case when she meets Lucy, a young woman who testified years earlier at a landmark federal trial . . . and now reveals that she was sexually assaulted by a prominent official during that time.

Yet Lucy’s isn’t the only secret Alex must uncover, with rumors swirling about one colleague’s abusive conduct behind closed doors and another’s violent, mysterious collapse. As the seemingly disparate cases of her client, adversary, and friend start to intertwine, Alex, along with NYPD detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace, finds herself in uncharted territory within Manhattan’s Rockefeller University, a premier research institute, hospital, and cornerstone of higher learning. But not even the greatest minds in the city can help her when unearthed secrets begin to collide in dangerous ways . . . and unless she can uncover the truth, the life-saving facility just may become her grave.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Goodbye Café (The Hudson Sisters Series Book 3) by [Stewart, Mariah]From Mariah Stewart, New York Times bestselling author of The Chesapeake Diaries series, comes the next book in her popular Hudson Sisters series, which follows a trio of reluctant sisters who set out to fulfill their father’s dying wish and discover themselves in the process in this “sweet reminder of the importance of family” (First for Women). 

California girl Allie Hudson Monroe can’t wait for the day when the renovations on the Sugarhouse Theater are complete so she can finally collect the inheritance from her father and leave Pennsylvania. After all, her life and her fourteen-year-old daughter are in Los Angeles.

But Allie’s divorce left her tottering on the edge of bankruptcy, so to keep up on payments for her house and her daughter’s private school tuition, Allie packed up and flew out east. But fate has a curve-ball or two to toss in Allie’s direction—she just doesn’t know it yet.

She hadn’t anticipated how her life would change after reuniting with her estranged sister, Des, or meeting her previously unknown half-sister, Cara. And she’d certainly never expected to find small-town living charming. But the biggest surprise was that her long-forgotten artistry would save the day when the theater’s renovation fund dried up.

With opening day upon the sisters, Allie’s free to go. But for the first time in her life, she feels like the woman she was always meant to be. Will she return to the West Coast and resume her previous life, or will the love of “this amazing, endearing family of women” (Robyn Carr, #1 New York Times bestselling author) be enough to draw her back to the place where the Hudson roots grow so deep?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The movie making business engulfing Georgia has finally made its way to the little foothill village of Adairsville. Bookseller and police chaplain, Davis Morgan, along with a young female clerk discover the body of a member of the movie company at the foot of a large oak tree. Davis, despite his promise to his wife, cannot resist an urge to investigate the mystery. He and his pal young policeman, Charley Nelson, quietly dig into the case even though it is officially under the jurisdiction of the county sheriff. There is no shortage of suspects: the mysterious red headed man, the sister of the victim, the fiancée, the angry girl friend’s mother, and others. During the investigation an already troubled Charley is framed for a drug crime, and Davis receives word that an old enemy is on his way to Georgia after escaping from prison to make good a threat against him. Late one afternoon, it all comes to an astonishing conclusion beneath the same sprawling oak where it started.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the Line of Ire (Lexi Graves Mysteries Book 13) by [Chafer, Camilla]

When Private Investigator Lexi Graves receives an expensive bag from her new husband, she’s delighted… for all of five seconds. That’s exactly how long it takes her to realize it’s a fake. Then another fake bag turns up, along with an outraged mall manager that is desperate to find the culprit before the mall’s impeccable reputation for selling quality goods is tarnished. When the initial investigation takes a murderous turn, Lexi knows she has no time to lose.
Going undercover would be easy if Lexi could convince anyone to talk. Then the FBI and Solomon Detective Agency collaborate to track down the culprits, and Lexi is further tasked with exposing the master mind behind the recent flood of fake goods. The counterfeiters, however, are smart enough to cover their tracks and the suspects are all seemingly innocent. Yet, one of them is a murderer… and ready to strike again.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Evil Eye: Tiger's Eye Mysteries by [Day, Alyssa]When swarms of treasure hunters descend on Dead End in search of legendary pirate Captain Pierre Arneaux’s fabled lost gold, chaos crashes down on the normally quiet town.

When the only treasure chests found have corpses instead of coins, Jack has to spring into action. Because sometimes it takes a tiger’s eye to see the truth.

Tess Callahan, who owns a pawn shop in the strangest town in Florida, is barely over the last dead bodies on her doorstep when her new private investigator neighbor asks for her help again.

But it’s her town, and she’ll take on anybody to protect it. Even treasure hunters, vampire slayers, and the ghost of a certain French pirate who still thinks he’s in charge.

Welcome to Dead End, Florida, where ghosts can get jaywalking tickets too. And welcome to the Tiger’s Eye Mysteries!


Beware! This novel contains: magic, shape shifters, humor, vampires, a taxidermied alligator, pirate treasure, ghosts, buried jewels, gold, gunshots, bad singing, delicious baked goods, terrible parking, the FBI, swamp commandos, tigers, special agents, flirting, belly laughs, comedy, humor, and a pawn shop.

If you enjoyed Sookie Stackhouse and True Blood, you’ll love Tess Callahan and the Tiger’s Eye mysteries. Tess and sexy shapeshifter Jack solve mysteries with supernatural flair, and the laughs fly as fast as the clues.” — New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Yasmine Galenorn.

5 Stars: I laughed so hard I almost peed a little. (reader review on Tiger’s Eye mysteries)

5 Stars: I fell out of bed laughing… (reader review on Tiger’s Eye mysteries)

5 STARS: Fans of Charlaine Harris and Janet Evanovich will enjoy Dead Eye. Alyssa Day has done it again! She’s written a story that’s so much fun to read that you don’t want to put it down. (Reader review on Tiger’s Eye mysteries)

For Jack Shepherd, tiger shapeshifter and former rebel leader, nothing in life has prepared him for this dead end.


Dead End, Florida, to be exact.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Cat Collector: A Cozy Mystery Series by [Herter, Lori]Veteran author Lori Herter is a refreshing new voice in cozy mysteries. Her CAT COLLECTOR anthology is the cat’s meow.”
Lisa Ks Book Reviews

What happens when a former romance author writes mysteries? A cozy novella series with a wholesome love story woven in.

THE CAT COLLECTOR COZY MYSTERY SERIES

Three lovable felines play a part in a trio of engaging mysteries, while a romantic flame kindles between Veterinary Technician Claudia Bailey and Police Detective Steve O’Rourke.

Includes these novellas:

THE COFFEE CAPER: Widowed and approaching forty, Claudia Bailey is happy working at the Briarwood Cat Clinic in suburban Chicago. When she discovers the murdered body of her church’s deceitful new minister, no-nonsense Detective Steve O’Rourke views her as a prime suspect. Claudia’s quiet, comfortable life is deeply shaken. Nevertheless, she helps Steve look for clues, unexpectedly putting herself in jeopardy, all the while treating a Maine Coon named Knickerbocker with a litter pan problem.

THE WINGED WITNESS: Tom and Ethel Radek bring Jasmine, their desperately ill Himalayan, to the Briarwood Cat Clinic. When Tom is found stabbed to death later that day, Claudia and Steve have a new mystery to solve. The only witness to the homicide is Tom’s obnoxious parrot Hal. Meanwhile, will Jasmine recover from surgery? As the investigation continues, it’s increasingly clear Steve is smitten with Claudia. How does Claudia feel? Conflicted and unsure, yet she can’t deny she finds Steve attractive.

THE CLAIRVOYANT CAT: Wrigley, a deaf rescue cat, became famous for predicting the winners of Chicago Cubs’ baseball games. When Lydia Worthington, Wrigley’s wealthy owner, is murdered in her lavish home during an attempted catnapping, Steve and Claudia must solve a newsworthy homicide. Another issue is who will take care of the famed but traumatized Wrigley? An unexpected turn of events endangers Claudia and her Clinic co-workers. In the meantime, Steve drops the L word and hints at marriage. Claudia must examine her true feelings. Does she want to marry again? Or continue paddling her own canoe and risk losing Steve?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Designs On Murder: A Ghostly Fashionista Mystery (Ghostly Fashionista Mystery Series Book 1) by [Leeson, Gayle]What if you discovered your lively new friend wasn’t really…alive?

Amanda Tucker is excited about opening her fashion design studio in Shops On Main, a charming old building in historic Abingdon, Virginia. She didn’t realize a ghost came with the property! But soon Maxine “Max” Englebright, a young woman who died in 1930, isn’t the only dead person at the retail complex. Mark Tinsley, a web designer with a know-it-all attitude who also rented space at Shops On Main, is shot in his office.

Amanda is afraid that one of her new “friends” and fellow small business owners is his killer, and Max is encouraging her to solve Mark’s murder a la Nancy Drew. Easy for Max to want to investigate–the ghostly fashionista can’t end up the killer’s next victim!

“As a sucker for a fun ghost story, I can say Gayle Leeson’s DESIGNS ON MURDER scores on many levels including a spunky entrepreneur and a charming setting. Now that I’ve read the first one, I’ll be counting the days until the next in the series arrives.” –Lorna Barrett, author of the New York Times Bestselling Booktown Mysteries

In DESIGNS ON MURDER, Gayle Leeson sketches a stylish plot accessorized with a spectral fashionista sidekick. This series debut is a delight!” -Diane Vallere, national bestselling author  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Betrayal By The Sea (Haunting By The Sea Book 4) by [Daley, Kathi]

A funny and cozy paranormal mystery series that will surely make you smile.

Amanda and the gang are invited on a small private cruise with just twenty guests and six crew by Mac’s rich boyfriend Ty Matthews. They are having the time of their lives until Amanda runs into the ghost of one of the passengers who everyone said debarked at the last port. Realizing the woman had not left the ship as she’d been told but had in fact been murdered, Amanda brings the gang into the investigation in an attempt to find the the truth behind the ghost on the cruise ship.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

New Releases For The Week of March 24th, 2019–Part 2

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of March 24th, 2019. I am going to divide the list into 4 days because there are so 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.

 

 

Cherringham - Cliffhanger: A Cosy Crime Series (Cherringham: Mystery Shorts Book 33) by [Costello, Matthew, Richards, Neil]When a hiker falls from a cliff edge while walking the Cotswolds Way, it seems like no accident. The more Jack and Sarah investigate the walkers on the trail that day, the more likely it seems that danger is still afoot. Is there a potential killer in this Cherringham tour group? And when will he or she strike again?

Set in the sleepy English village of Cherringham, the detective series brings together an unlikely sleuthing duo: English web designer Sarah and American ex-cop Jack. Thrilling and deadly – but with a spot of tea – it’s like Rosamunde Pilcher meets Inspector Barnaby. Each of the self-contained episodes is a quick read for the morning commute, while waiting for the doctor, or when curling up with a hot cuppa.

Co-authors Neil Richards (based in the UK) and Matthew Costello (based in the US), have been writing together since the mid 90’s, creating content and working on projects for the BBC, Disney Channel, Sony, ABC, Eidos, and Nintendo to name but a few. Their transatlantic collaboration has underpinned scores of TV drama scripts, computer games, radio shows, and – most recently – the successful crime fiction series Cherringham.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Hillcrest Witch Mystery Collection : Books 1 - 5 by [Anderson, Amorette ]Could a book transform you into a witch? 

Penny Banks in an amateur sleuth just trying to get by in her small mountain town in Colorado. Her love life is a mess and business is slow. Then one day she inherits a magical book and everything changes…

Along with the ladies in her knitting circle, Penny starts to study witchcraft. Just in time, too! Werewolves, vampires, and tennis-playing spirits make their way to Hillcrest, and trouble abounds. Can Penny protect her town?

This boxset includes five Hillcrest Witch Mysteries:

The Case of the Power Spell
The Case of the Banishing Spell
The Case of the Desire Spell
The Case of the Trust Spell
The Case of the Vision Spell  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fool's Bluff: A Samantha Shepherd Mystery Novel by [Gregg, Lee]An annual tradition. A few fun-filled days of adventure. A peaceful, pristine mountain covered with fresh snow. A mysterious disappearance. An untimely death.

Samantha Shepherd leads a group of six up a mountain. Two days later, she comes down with only five, after one backpacker vanishes.

As Sam’s search for her missing hiker takes her into ever-more threatening terrain, she uncovers dark secrets never meant to be revealed.

Full of action and suspense, readers are saying this mystery thriller from Lee Gregg is unputdownable.

Can you solve the mystery of Fool’s Bluff?

What readers are saying:

“Wow, such a good read, the suspense is keeping me on the edge of my seat.”

“Great characters, and something all dog lovers will enjoy.”

“I haven’t been so engrossed by a book in two years.”

“Really good book. Haven’t been able to stop reading it.”

“Seriously; this is the best book I’ve read in some time…”  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alberta Scaglione and her twentysomething granddaughter, Jinx, love to spend time—and solve crime—together . . .
 
Ever since Alberta Scaglione inherited her spinster aunt’s Cape Cod cottage, she’s been enjoying the good life in Tranquility, New Jersey, with her black cat, Lola. But since things are mostly quiet in this town, she finds other things to do—like joining Jinx for morning jogs in Tranquility Park. She has to do something to stay healthy, as long as it doesn’t involve Jinx’s healthful tofu sausages and gluten-free pasta. But when they stumble across a treehouse hidden in the trees, and a dead body underneath it, they take a detour into solving a murder. Now the Ferrara ladies will have to exercise extreme caution to avoid a permanent decline in their health . . .

Includes Italian recipes from Alberta’s kitchen!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pinot Red or Dead? (The Wine Trail Mysteries Book 3) by [Eaton, J.C.]

 

There’s a lot of noir surrounding this rare pinot.
 
As the vineyards in Seneca Lake, New York, prepare for the seasonal “Deck the Halls Around the Lake” festivities, someone is determined to keep pinot noir off the wine list. Hijacked trucks and sabotaged ingredients have made it a hard-to-acquire vintage for the six local wineries—including Norrie Ellington’s Two Witches Winery.

The case of the stolen and spoiled wines gets stranger when Arnold Mowen, owner of the company distributing the wine, is found dead, the apparent victim of a hunting accident. As Norrie tries to find the connections between the pinot’s problems and Arnold’s death, she uncovers a conspiracy among many locals whose hatred for the wine distributor was bottled up for far too long . . .  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No Guts, No Fury (Federal Bureau of Magic Cozy Mystery Book 3) by [Chase, Annabel]Welcome to Chipping Cheddar, where supernaturals are hidden in plain sight

I’m less than thrilled when the Federal Bureau of Magic sends a training instructor to make sure my skills are up to snuff. Agent Quinn Redmond is an uptight fae with a rigid approach to rules and regulations that even a do-gooder like me finds stifling. When an eerie fog settles over the town, residents begin acting out in response, resulting in overtime hours for Chief Fox and local law enforcement. Things take a deadly turn when one of the residents ends up dead and I worry his death is only the beginning.

Will I manage to shine a light on the situation or is the whole town destined to remain in a fog?

No Guts, No Fury (Federal Bureau of Magic Cozy Mystery, Book 3) is a full-length humorous paranormal cozy mystery.   (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kitty Confidential (Pet Whisperer P.I. Book 1) by [Fitz, Molly, Storm, Melissa, Press, Sweet Promise]I was just your normal twenty-something with seven associate degrees and no idea what I wanted to do with my life. That is, until I died… Well, almost.

As if a near-death experience at the hands of an old coffeemaker wasn’t embarrassing enough, I woke up to find I could talk to animals. Or rather one animal in particular.

His full name is Octavius Maxwell Ricardo Edmund Frederick Fulton, but since that’s way too long for anyone to remember, I’ve taken to calling him Octo-Cat. He talks so fast he can be difficult to understand, but seems to be telling me that his late owner didn’t die of natural causes like everyone believes.

Well, now it looks like I no longer have a choice, apparently my life calling is to serve as Blueberry Bay’s first ever pet whisperer P.I while maintaining my façade as a paralegal at the offices of Fulton, Thompson & Associates.

I just have one question: How did Dr. Doolittle make this gig look so easy?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S'more Event (Rosemary Harbor Mystery Book 2) by [Meadows, Wendy]An accused parrot, a dead babysitter and mountains of stolen chocolate. 

Rosemary Harbor is just the kind of small New England town that budding entrepreneur and super sleuth Hillary Sheridan and her heartbroken daughter, Annabelle, need after Hillary loses her husband to cancer, and poor Annabelle loses her heart to a beau who hurt her badly.  Oh well, at least they have Spot…

A (maybe) loveable parrot, who just so happens to have a passion for stealing yummy chocolate, particularly from a popular chocolate shop which makes confections and bars to die for…literally.

When a young au pair sneaks a bite of one chocolate bar, she grows sick and dies from it.  From this point on, everyone becomes a suspect in her murder, especially Hillary, who attempts to do some snooping into the case, if all to clear Spot’s name from chocolate thievery, this time of the deadly kind.

This cozy mystery is a clean read: no graphic violence, sex, or strong language. It can be read in one to two hours. It is perfect for those moments when you are waiting at an appointment or want to enjoy a quick read.

Read all the Rosemary Harbor cozy mysteries:

1. Wine’s Up?
2. S’more Event
3. Gardener’s Greenhouse (coming soon)
4. The Diamond Hunt (coming soon)
5. Basket Delivery (coming soon)
6. Sticky Sweet (coming soon)  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rose Scented Murder (A Fitzjohn Mystery Book 8) by [Paterson, Jill]

The Adelphi Theatre is about to close its doors for the last time when Howard Greenwood’s lifeless form is found on the floor of his dressing room shrouded in long-stemmed red roses. Was this the act of a killer looking to ridicule the celebrated actor or did it reflect a darker connotation for his murder?

DCI Fitzjohn questions the significance of the roses as layer upon layer of Howard’s life unfolds to reveal a man fixated on revenge for his wife’s death and a predator who will stop at nothing to hide the truth.

Meanwhile, Constance Parsons, bookshop owner and ghost writer of Howard’s memoir, is unaware of his demise or that her work in chronicling his life story could seal her own fate.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dogs and More Dogs, Another Murder (A Sheridan Hendley Mystery Book 2) by [Nardi, Christa]

An abandoned house, an abundance of dogs. And a dead body or two.

Sheridan Hendley’s volunteer position at Pets and Paws takes a new turn when more than twenty malnourished dogs are found at a rundown house on the outskirts of town. When the body of an elderly woman is found amidst mountains of clutter in the house, a search of the property leads to startling revelations. And another body. While Herman Stoneham’s death is deemed natural causes, his wife’s is not. Where did all the dogs come from and who’s responsible for Justine’s untimely death? Are the two connected? With dogs and murder at stake, Sheridan can’t help but get involved in the investigation.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Library of Lost and Found by [Patrick, Phaedra]A librarian’s discovery of a mysterious book sparks the journey of a lifetime in the delightful new novel from the international bestselling author of The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper

Librarian Martha Storm has always found it easier to connect with books than people—though not for lack of trying. She keeps careful lists of how to help others in her superhero-themed notebook. And yet, sometimes it feels like she’s invisible.

All of that changes when a book of fairy tales arrives on her doorstep. Inside, Martha finds a dedication written to her by her best friend—her grandmother Zelda—who died under mysterious circumstances years earlier. When Martha discovers a clue within the book that her grandmother may still be alive, she becomes determined to discover the truth. As she delves deeper into Zelda’s past, she unwittingly reveals a family secret that will change her life forever.

Filled with Phaedra Patrick’s signature charm and vivid characters, The Library of Lost and Found is a heartwarming and poignant tale of how one woman must take control of her destiny to write her own happy ending.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sewer Mayhem (Jacob Hicks Murder Mysteries Book 2) by [Appleton, Annie]When an unobtrusive shop owner gets murdered, Jacob Hicks and Emily are drawn into solving the mystery. The situation grows worse when a horrible sewer smell starts spreading itself along Woolaston Road and into the shops. All this sends the chairman of the shop owners association into a panic, as he desperately wants things to get back to normal before the judges of a prestigious competition arrive.

Meanwhile Paddy the Rat and his pal Vinnie hope for a quiet holiday in the sewers under Woolaston Road, where they visit Vinnie’s cousins Gus and Leo. Their peace is soon disturbed when a mysterious backpack full of treasure appears in the sewers, sending Gus into a frenzy. Of course the nefarious Rat Mafia soon has its eyes set on the treasure as well.

As Jacob’s pal Dave tries to find the source of the sewer smell, Jacob and Emily delve deeper into the mystery of the murder, while fending off a nosey newcomer and dealing with a baffling string of seemingly unimportant burglaries.

Will Woolaston Road ever recover from all this?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

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

 

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of March 24th, 2019. I am going to divide the list into 4 days because there are so 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.

 

 

 

Murder Lo Mein (A Noodle Shop Mystery Book 3) by [Chien, Vivien]The third in a tasty series, Murder Lo Mein by Vivien Chien is a delight!

Everyone agrees that the food at Ho-Lee Noodle House is delicious—unless it happens to be deadly.

Lana Lee’s stake in her family’s Chinese restaurant is higher than ever now that she’s been made manager. So when she enters Ho-Lee into Cleveland’s Best Noodle Contest, Lana makes it her business to win—at all costs. But when a local food critic receives a threatening note in a fortune cookie and is later found dead, face-down in a bowl of lo mein, all bets are off. . .

Now, along with her sweet-and-sour boyfriend Detective Adam Trudeau, Lana decides to take matters into her own hands and dig into the lives of everyone involved in the contest. But when she receives an ill-fated fortune, Lana realizes that in order to save the reputation of her restaurant, she needs to save herself first. . .

“Thoroughly entertaining…fun and delicious.”—RT Book Reviews  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May Day Murder (A Wiccan Wheel Mystery Book 5) by [Hesse, Jennifer David]Spring is in the air, but for Edindale, Illinois, attorney Keli Milanni, murder is the only thing blooming . . . 
 
Keli’s looking forward to Beltane, the time-honored Wiccan holiday that celebrates life with feasting, ceremonial dancing, and ancient Celtic rituals. But since recently leaving her law firm and opening her own practice, Keli has more on her plate than simple abundance. Still, she always has time for a friend. Erik, a Druid from a neighboring town, has had a run of bad luck he blames on a curse cast by his ex-girlfriend Denise, a practicing witch whose expertise in the dark arts can’t save her from her own deadly end.

When Keli finds herself a person of interest in the investigation, she begins to wonder if she herself might be cursed. With a little help from her friends, including her devoted boyfriend Wes, Keli aims to find out who poisoned Denise. What she uncovers is a witch’s brew of spells, hexes, and black magic that raises questions about her own Wiccan worldview. As the community gathers for the May Day festivities, it’s up to Keli to stop a killer from springing ahead to another murder . . .

Praise for the Wiccan Wheel Mysteries
 
“A perfect read.” —Library Journal on Yuletide Homicide

“Enjoyable . . . A wintry, woodsy setting.”
Kirkus Reviews on Bell, Book & Candlemas

“A good atmospheric read for fall.” —Parkersburg News & Sentinel on Samhain Secrets  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Murder in Midtown (A Louise Faulk Mystery Book 2) by [Freeland, Liz]In 1913, while the women’s suffrage movement gains momentum in the nation’s capital, the thought of a woman joining the New York City police force is downright radical, even if recent transplant Louise Faulk has already solved a murder . . .

Louise has finally gathered the courage to take the police civil service exam, but when she returns to her secretary job at the midtown publishing house of Van Hooten and McChesney, she’s shocked to find the offices smoldering from a deadly, early morning fire. Huddled on the sidewalk, her coworkers inform her that Guy Van Hooten’s body has been found in the charred ruins. Rumors of foul play are already circulating, and the firm’s surviving partner asks Louise to investigate the matter.

Despite a number of possible suspects, the last person Louise expects to be arrested is Ogden McChesney, an old friend and mentor to her aunt Irene. Louise will have to search high and low, from the tenements in the Lower East Side to the very clouds above the tallest skyscrapers, to get to the bottom of an increasingly complex case . . .  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

True Confections: An Amish Cupcake Cozy Mystery by [Hartzler, Ruth]Delightful new cozy mystery series!

True Confections is Book 1 in the Amish Cupcake Cozy Mystery series
When her husband of thirty years runs off with a college student named Cherri, Jane Delight returns to Pennsylvania to work in her Amish sister’s cupcake store. Having lost everything in the divorce, Jane now finds herself sharing an apartment with two elderly ladies and their quirky cat.
But there is no time to despair. A man is murdered in the cupcake store, and now Jane and her sister, Rebecca, are the prime suspects. Enter brooding detective Damon McCloud, a Scot with a tragic past and a desire for justice.
Can Jane solve the murder, wrangle her new roommates, and stop herself from falling for the detective?
Or will she never get her new life on track?

BONUS: 2 Amish Recipes Included!

This is a NEW cozy mystery series!
Book 1: True Confections
Book 2: Previous Confections (coming April 9)
Book 3: Confection is Good for the Soul (Coming soon!)
Book 4: Speak with Confection (Coming soon!)
Book 5: An Instant Confection (Coming soon!)
And more to follow!

All books by Ruth Hartzler are clean and wholesome, and have happy, feel-good endings!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pineapple Jailbird: A Pineapple Port Mystery: Book Eight - A funny, thrilling & cozy (ish) mystery (Pineapple Port Mysteries 8) by [Vansant, Amy]Book EIGHT of the hilarious Pineapple Port mystery series from Wall Street Journal and USA TODAY Best-Selling author Amy Vansant has Charlotte awaking to find Mariska and Bob gone, kidnapped from their home. Their disappearance is a message from the a familiar killer — Help me or your friends will disappear.

To save her loved ones, Charlotte must find a way to clear her boyfriend’s crazy ex of a killing. It may be the only crime the woman didn’t commit…but things don’t get any easier when someone mistakes Charlotte as a traitor and sends a madman with a distinctive “tattoo” and a unusual killing style, to stop her.

Fans of comedic mysteries like The Thin Man, Moonlighting, Monk and Elementary will fall in love with the charming, funny and thrilling world of Pineapple Port!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

Miss Hawthorne Sits for a Spell: A Paranormal Mystery Series (Charity Shop Haunted Mystery Book 3) by [Hayton, Katherine]The ghost of a witch meets a witch of a ghost!

While attending a charity auction, ghost-seer Emily Curtis can’t resist purchasing an old puzzle box. She gets more than she bargained for when she finds the ghost of a witch attached.

Miss Hawthorne died in a sudden accident a year ago, so there’s no murderer to catch. Instead, her sister’s spirit must be released from the puzzle box, which the ghost caught her inside before she died. If she remains trapped at the one-year mark, she’ll die.

If only a burglar hadn’t stolen the book containing the release spell, the task would be easy. But with a petty crime that old, it will take all of their wits to find the culprit and retrieve the magic spell before time runs out.

Miss Hawthorne Sits for a Spell is the third book in a haunting paranormal mystery series. It contains ghosts and witches 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The American Agent: A Maisie Dobbs Novel by [Winspear, Jacqueline]Beloved heroine Maisie Dobbs, “one of the great fictional heroines” (Parade), investigates the mysterious murder of an American war correspondent in London during the Blitz in a page-turning tale of love and war, terror and survival.

When Catherine Saxon, an American correspondent reporting on the war in Europe, is found murdered in her London digs, news of her death is concealed by British authorities. Serving as a linchpin between Scotland Yard and the Secret Service, Robert MacFarlane pays a visit to Maisie Dobbs, seeking her help. He is accompanied by an agent from the US Department of Justice—Mark Scott, the American who helped Maisie escape Hitler’s Munich in 1938. MacFarlane asks Maisie to work with Scott to uncover the truth about Saxon’s death.

As the Germans unleash the full terror of their blitzkrieg upon the British Isles, raining death and destruction from the skies, Maisie must balance the demands of solving this dangerous case with her need to protect Anna, the young evacuee she has grown to love and wants to adopt. Entangled in an investigation linked to the power of wartime propaganda and American political intrigue being played out in Britain, Maisie will face losing her dearest friend—and the possibility that she might be falling in love again.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Manor of Life & Death - A Cozy Mystery (with Dragons): A Beaufort Scales Mystery, Book 3 by [Watt, Kim M.]Warring staff.

“Accidental” poisonings.

Topiary of dubious intent.

Throw in the full complement of the Toot Hansell Women’s Institute and dragons doing yoga on the terrace, and DI Adams is starting to wonder if she might have made a small misjudgement signing up for this particular spa weekend in the country.

And that’s before the dead body in the sauna and the storm that cuts them off from the rest of the world.

Now she’s dealing with a houseful of guests (and staff) who’re looking more suspicious by the moment, fending off protesters wielding table condiments, and trying to keep everyone safe as the storm closes in. She needs to find the killer, keep the dragons hidden, stop the W.I. forming some sort of pearl-and-twinset posse, and try to resist the urge to arrest everyone.

And that’s even before she addresses the problem of the invisible dog.

Sure. It’s going to be a wonderful weekend.

A Manor of Life & Death is a feel-good cozy mystery, perfect for those who like their whodunnits served with a generous helping of humour, friendship, and magic.

This is the third Beaufort Scales cozy mystery (with dragons) – check out Baking Bad and Yule Be Sorry for more dragonish adventure!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Double Agent (A Davis Way Crime Caper Book 8) by [Archer, Gretchen]THIS JUST IN—

On the weather front, Category Four Hurricane Kevin took a last-minute left and is headed straight for the Bellissimo Resort and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi.

In breaking news, Undercover Casino Operative Davis Way has one foot out the evacuation door when fifty million dollars disappear, and in its place, a dead body.

In other news, if forced to ride out the storm on the hotel’s thirteenth-floor fortress, Davis won’t be alone. Her husband, Bradley, her best friend, Fantasy, and a crew of highly trained first responders will be hurricane hostages too, along with Mississippi State Gaming Agents, a FEMA agent, an insurance agent, a State Special Agent, and an Emergency Response Agent—at least one of them a double agent.

The good news is her high school reunion is cancelled.

The bad news is everything else.

The fake news features a castaway pig named Bacon.

The hurricane heist headlines will be sensational. If Davis survives to see them. Grab your rain slicker and galoshes for DOUBLE AGENT, A Davis Way Crime Caper, and prepare yourself for a perfect storm of humor, hijinks, and heart.

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DOUBLE AGENT by Gretchen Archer | A Henery Press Mystery. If you like one, you’ll probably like them all. (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One death. Two detectives. And unexpected backup.
A Callie Morgan and Carolina Slade crossover! (A standalone mystery)

When a renowned–and now dead–travel blogger washes ashore on the banks of Indigo Plantation, Police Chief Callie Morgan of Edisto Beach agrees to head the investigation as a favor to the county sheriff, whose reasons are as questionable as the death itself.

When death turns to murder and a watchdog from the county makes her investigation difficult, Callie reluctantly turns to Carolina Slade and Wayne Largo, vacationing agents with the Department of Agriculture. Because poison is growing on this plantation, and someone knows how to use it well.

“Page-turning…[and] edge-of-your-seat action…crisp writing and compelling storytelling. This is one you don’t want to miss!” –Carolyn Haines, USA Today bestselling author

“Her beloved protagonist, Callie, continues to delight readers as a strong, savvy, and a wee-bit-snarky police chief.”–Julie Cantrell, NY Times and USA Today bestselling author

C. HOPE CLARK has a fascination with the mystery genre and is author of the Carolina Slade Mystery Series as well as the Edisto Island Mysteries, both set in her home state of South Carolina. In her previous federal life, she performed administrative investigations and married the agent she met on a bribery investigation. She enjoys nothing more than editing her books on the back porch with him, overlooking the lake, with bourbons in hand. She can be found either on the banks of Lake Murray or Edisto Beach with one or two dachshunds in her lap. Hope is also editor of the award-winning FundsforWriters.com.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You Fit the Pattern (A Julia Gooden Mystery Book 4) by [Haseldine, Jane]In this gritty, riveting new novel, Detroit reporter Julia Gooden tracks down a serial killer—only to realize she has become his obsession . . .

Crime writer Julia Gooden has just completed the most important story of her life—a book about her beloved brother’s childhood abduction and how she found his killer after thirty years. But that hasn’t taken her focus off her day job—especially with what looks to be a serial killer terrorizing the city. Female runners are being snatched off jogging trails, then slaughtered in abandoned churches.

As Julia begins investigating, with help from Detective Raymond Navarro, she realizes just how personal this case has become. The murders, planned and executed with uncanny precision, are of women who share traits with Julia. Now he’s contacting her directly, insisting things will get much worse unless Julia makes him famous through her writing.

But no matter how skillfully she plays along, her opponent’s ultimate goal is clear. And only by unraveling the threads that link a killer’s twisted mind to her own dark past can Julia prevent herself from becoming his final victim . . .  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flower Power Trip (Braxton Campus Mysteries Book 3) by [Cudney, James J.]At a masquerade ball to raise money for renovations to Memorial Library, Kellan finds a dead body dressed in a Dr. Evil costume.

Did one of Maggie’s sisters kill the annoying guest who’d been staying at the Roarke and Daughters Inn, or does the victim have a closer connection to someone else at Braxton College?

As Kellan helps school president Ursula bury a secret from her past and discover the identity of her stalker, he unexpectedly encounters a missing member of his family. Everything seems to trace back to the Stoddards: a new family who recently moved in.

Between the murder, a special flower exhibit and strange postcards arriving each week, Kellan can’t decide which mystery in his life should take priority. But unfortunately, the biggest one of all has yet to be exposed – and when it is, Kellan won’t know what hit him.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours–Death By Association

 

I’m so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for author Paula Darnell and her new release of Death By Association.  It is the first book in her DIY Diva Mystery series and I really enjoyed it.

Death by Association: A DIY Diva Mystery
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Cozy Cat Press (January 1, 2019)
Paperback: 271 pages
ISBN-10: 1946063681
ISBN-13: 978-1946063687
Digital ASIN: B07MQ73LJQ (215 Pages)

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DIY Diva Laurel McMillan learns that the high walls and guarded gates of Hawkeye Haven can’t protect her community. When Laurel takes her pampered, chocolate Labrador retriever, Bear, for an early morning walk, she finds her friend, security guard Bessie, bleeding and unconscious at her guardhouse post. If the attack on Bessie isn’t enough to set the residents’ nerves on edge, the murder of Victor Eberhart, the unpopular president of the powerful homeowners’ association, certainly does the trick. Despite teaching DIY classes and writing project instructions for her latest book, DIY for Dog Lovers, Laurel manages to squeeze in time for some DIY detective work. But as she gets closer to the truth, Victor’s killer would like nothing better than for the DIY Diva to take a dive.

 

 

 

The characters are well rounded and well developed.  Laurel is smart, curious and a great friend. I enjoyed getting to know her and Bear, her Labrador Retriever.  I also enjoyed meeting some of her friends and family that also live in Hawkeye Haven, the gated community where Laurel lives.  It would be the ideal place to live, except that president of the Homeowners Association is a nasty man who is unreasonable. When he is murdered, there are plenty of people who could have done it.  Laurel decides she is going to try to find the killer because she likes solving mysteries.

The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and pulled me into the community from the very beginning.  The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read. I really liked the DIY projects that were included at the end of the book, especially the dog treat recipes.

The mystery was well plotted and there were enough clues to sift through and suspects to consider.  I figured out who the killer was about halfway through the book, but that did not take away from my enjoyment of the book.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery.  I thought it was great start to the series and I look forward to reading the next book when it is published.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book and provided my honest review.

 

 

 

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An instructor at five colleges over the years, Paula Darnell most often taught the dreaded first-year English composition classes, but she’s also been happy to teach some fun classes, such as fashion design, sewing, and jewelry making. Paula has a Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, and a Master’s degree in English from the University of Nevada, Reno.

Like Laurel, the main character in Death by Association, Paula enjoys all kinds of arts and crafts. Some of her memorable projects include making a hat and a cape to wear to Royal Ascot, sewing wedding gowns for both her daughters, exhibiting her textile and mixed-media artwork in juried art shows, and having one of her jewelry projects accepted for inclusion in Leather Jewelry, published by Lark Books. She sells some of her jewelry and hair accessories in her Etsy shop: www.etsy.com/shop/PaulaDJewelry.

Paula’s interest in DIY craft projects and fashion led to her writing hundreds of articles for print and online national publications.

Living in a guard-gated community governed by a homeowners’ association gave Paula the idea for the setting of Death by Association. She finds that residing in an HOA community can be both a blessing and a curse. A Happy-New-Year greeting from her community association called on residents to “start the new year by reviewing your Rules and Regulations booklet,” something unlikely to top anyone’s list of New Year’s resolutions.

Paula lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, with her husband Gary and their 110-pound dog Rocky, whose favorite pastime is lurking in the kitchen, hoping for a handout

Author Links

Author’s website – https://www.pauladarnellauthor.com/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/PaulaJDarnell

Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/18782445.Paula_Darnell

Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.com/paulad0057/

Etsy shop – https://www.etsy.com/shop/PaulaDJewelry

 

 

 

When did you know that you wanted to be an author? What things, if any, influenced that decision?

I wrote some short fiction and articles many years ago. For seven years, I wrote online fashion articles for the now defunct About.com, and I’ve also written several DIY craft articles, but Death by Association is my first published novel. I’ve always been an avid reader who enjoys good stories, so this was probably the most influential factor in my decision to be a writer.

 

With so many cozies being written today, what makes your books stand out from the crowd?

I believe that the setting of Death by Association makes it stand out. I’ve lived in a guard-gated community that has a homeowners’ association for sixteen years, and it was a new, and sometimes surprising, experience for me. Lots of crazy things can happen, and there’s definitely the potential for abuse, which is what occurs in Death by Association when the HOA’s overbearing president twists the rules to the dismay of the residents.

 

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

I work from a chapter-by-chapter outline, which I develop after deciding on the characters and main elements of the plot. The outline helps keep the story on track.

 

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

I read reviews although there are not a lot yet. I would probably never respond to a review because people all have their own opinions, and, by their very nature, reviews are subjective. At the back of Death by Association, my publisher, Cozy Cat Press, has a brief request that states: “If you enjoyed this book, please consider posting a review on your favorite retailer’s website.”

 

What advice would you give to your younger self?

Be much more persistent early on!

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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?

Yes. I do believe that covers attract readers. My publisher, Cozy Cat Press, arranged for the cover of Death by Association, and I was able to have some input in the process.

 

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

Laurel McMillan is the main character and amateur sleuth in Death by Association. She’s a young widow who’s independent and entrpreneurial. She’s made a career for herself by turning her love of DIY crafting and other projects into a full-time job.

Bear is Laurel’s lovable chocolate Labrador retriever. He provides warm fuzzies, and he’s the inspiration for the dog treat recipes, dog scarf project, and dog bed project in the back of Death by Association.

Liz, who is forty years older than Laurel, is Laurel’s next-door neighbor and friend. Liz is known for her flamboyant dress, sense of style, and many marriages. In Death by Association, Liz reveals a long-kept secret.

 

What have you learned about yourself since becoming an author?

I have learned that DIY projects are not only fun in themselves but they also can inspire situations and characters I might never have imagined otherwise.

 

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Do you write full-time or part-time?

I write part-time.

 

What do your plans for future projects include?

I am in the process of writing the second book in the DIY Diva Mystery series now. It’s called Death by Design. Look for it sometime this summer. The third book in the series, Death by Denial is planned for late fall this year.

 

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

As a writer, I find I almost agree with Ernest Hemingway, who said, “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” I disagree with him only in that I use a computer. For me, plotting is probably the easiest part of writing.

 

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

In fiction, I like to read cozy mysteries and historical mysteries best. Occasionally, I read a thriller or bestseller. Some of my favorite authors are Joanne Fluke, Jane K. Cleland, Joann Carl, Agatha Christie, and Kate Collins.

 

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

Laurel comes by her DIY skills honestly. They’re based on my experience with DIY crafting, sewing, jewelry-making, and artwork as well as teaching jewelry-making, sewing, and fashion design classes. I even sell some of my creations on Etsy –

https://www.etsy.com/shop/PaulaDJewelry

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

I’m a cozy mystery reader, too. It’s my favorite genre.


How can readers discover more about you and your work?

Website: https://www.pauladarnellauthor.com/

 

Blog: https://www.pauladarnellauthor.com/2018/12/diy-diva-blog-bessies-dog-bone-treats.html

 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/PaulaJDarnell

 

Pinterest; https://www.pinterest.com/paulad0057/

 

Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Paula-Darnell/e/B07M82P4G6/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0

 

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/18782445.Paula_Darnell

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