Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours–Coming Up Murder

 

 

I’m so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for author Mary Angela and her new book Coming Up Murder.  This is the fourth book in her Professor Prather Mystery series.

Coming Up Murder (Professor Prather Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
4th in Series
Camel Press (November 12, 2019)
Paperback: 258 pages
ISBN-10: 1941890784
ISBN-13: 978-1941890783
Digital ISBN: 9781941890912

Purchase Links 

Amazon     Barnes and Noble      Indie Bound    Kobo

 

 

 

Everything’s coming up roses for Professor Emmeline Prather. Her scholarly book is finished, spring term is coming to a close, and her love life is blossoming. Then the festival surrounding the exhibit of Shakespeare’s First Folio opens, bringing with it a tempest more dramatic than the bard’s.

In his panel presentation, actor and grad student Tanner Sparks contends Shakespeare isn’t Shakespeare, boasting that he can prove the long-debated theory that an aristocrat actually penned the sonnets and plays. His bombshell sets off an acrid debate among scholars. But were they upset enough to kill him? That’s what Em wonders when Tanner is found dead in Shakespeare’s Garden, his macabre pose inspired by a scene from Hamlet.

At her department head’s urging, Em sets out to find the killer. Suspects abound, and Em finds herself targeted by Shakespeare-themed threats. Undaunted, she persists, determined to solve the case before the end of the semester.

 

 

 

Mary Angela is the author of two cozy mystery series that have strong protagonists with soft hearts. Emmeline Prather is the witty young teacher in the Professor Prather series, and Zo Jones is the sassy sleuth and shop owner in the Happy Camper series (coming from Kensington in 2020). When Mary isn’t penning heartwarming whodunits, she’s teaching, reading, traveling, or spending time with her family. She’s the proud mom of two beautiful daughters and the shameless owner of two very spoiled pets. You can find out more about her loves, including her writing, at MaryAngelaBooks.com.

Author Links

Website: www.maryangelabooks.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/maryangelabooks

Twitter: @maryangelabooks

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15342425.Mary_Angela

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/maryangelabooks/ .

 

 

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

I’ve always loved to write, and I majored in English in college. It wasn’t until after I had three books published, however, that I realized writing could be a career. That’s when I decided to take the plunge and quit teaching to write full-time. 

 

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

This series takes place in South Dakota, so the setting makes the books unique. I’m a native South Dakotan and enjoy sharing my love of the Midwest with readers. 

 

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

Lately, I’ve been relying more heavily on brief outlines. They help me stay organized. They also reduce chapters that stray off task.  That being said, my characters make decisions as they go. If they want to explore an idea that’s not on the outline, I let them. 

 

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, but I don’t respond to them. I always learn something from readers’ comments. 

 

What advice would you give to your younger self?

Travel more! Traveling with kids can be hard. 

 

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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 are important. Oftentimes, I can’t resist a cozy with a cute cat or holiday decorations. My press (Camel Press) designs my covers.

 

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

Emmeline and Lenny, the main characters, have unique personalities. Em likes French literature, Lenny American literature. Em takes teaching quite seriously, Lenny not so much. They balance each other that way.  Their dialogue is a blast to write.

 

What have you learned about yourself since becoming an author?

I’ve learned that you can’t please everyone. The best you can do is to have courage and be kind.

 

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Do you write full-time or part-time?

For the first time, I can say I’m a full-time writer! If I’m not writing, I’m running my daughters to school or activities. They keep me busy. 

 

What do your plans for future projects include?

I’m writing a new Happy Camper cozy mystery series for Kensington. Zo Jones is the owner of the eclectic Happy Camper gift shop in Spirit Canyon, a fictional town in the heart of Black Hills National Forest. Book one, Open for Murder, will be released in November 2020. I’m very excited to start this new adventure.

 

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

The easiest part is the idea. I have more ideas than I have time to write! The hardest part is planning and writing the book.

 

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

I read mysteries, biographies, historical mysteries, and historical romances. I have lots of favorite authors, but my favorite one right now is Sarah MacLean. 

 

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

Since I live in a rural state, it can be a struggle to reach readers. Please visit me on social media. I’d love to talk to you online.

 

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

Thank you so much for reading. You’re the best!

 

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How can readers discover more about you and your work?

 

Website: www.maryangelabooks.com

 

Blog: www.maryangelabooks.com/blog 

 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/maryangelabooks 

 

Twitter: @maryangelabooks

 

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15342425.Mary_Angela

 

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/maryangelabooks/

 

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TOUR PARTICIPANTS

November 12 – Laura’s Interests – REVIEW

November 13 – The Pulp and Mystery Shelf – SPOTLIGHT

November 14 – Hearts & Scribbles – SPOTLIGHT

November 15 – StoreyBook Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

November 16 – Readeropolis – SPOTLIGHT

November 16 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – SPOTLIGHT

November 17 – Cozy Up With Kathy – CHARACTER GUEST POST

November 18 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW

November 19 – My Reading Journeys – REVIEW

November 20 – Island Confidential – REVIEW, CHARACTER INTERVIEW

November 20 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

November 21 – Baroness’ Book Trove – REVIEW

November 21 – Jane Reads – REVIEW

November 22 – MJB Reviewers – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

November 22 – A Wytch’s Book Review Blog – REVIEW

November 23 – Literary Gold – SPOTLIGHT

November 24 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT

November 25 – I Read What You Write – GUEST POST

 

Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours–A Bad Hair Day Cookbook

 

 

I’m so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for author Nancy J. Cohen and her new book A Bad Hair Day Cookbook.  This is a great cookbook from her Bad Hair Day series.

 

A Bad Hair Day Cookbook: Recipes from Nancy J. Cohen’s Cozy Mystery Series
Cozy Cookbook
Orange Grove Press (November 19, 2019)
Paperback: 324 pages
ISBN-10: 099979325X
ISBN-13: 978-0999793251
Digital ASIN: B07XSH6C7B

 

Purchase Links –  Amazon Kindle   Amazon Print   Apple Books    Nook    Kobo    Books2Read    BookBub   Goodreads

 

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Are you having a bad hair day? Whip out your whisk, snatch up your spoon, and prepare your palate. Inside the pages of this cookbook are recipes that will bring you good cheer.

Enjoy 160+ tasty recipes from Nancy J. Cohen’s popular Bad Hair Day cozy mystery series. Included in this cookbook are excerpts, cooking tips, and anecdotes written by hairstylist and savvy sleuth Marla Vail. From appetizers to desserts, Marla offers cooking tips and tricks along with commentary about the dishes she prepares for her family. Whether you’re a skilled cook or an eager novice, this cookbook will unravel the mystery of cooking. Put on your apron and plan to make some killer recipes. Bonuses Include:

•Meet the Sleuth
•Introduction by Marla Vail
•Cooking Tips
•Excerpts from Series Titles
•Themed Menu Suggestions
•“A Sabbath Dinner” by Nancy’s Mother

For Home Cooks, Food Lovers, Mystery Fans and Cookbook Collectors

Recipes are listed in these categories:

APPETIZERS
BEVERAGES
BREADS
SAUCES
SOUPS
ENTREES – BEEF
ENTREES – LAMB
ENTREES – POULTRY
ENTREES – FISH
ENTREES – VEGETARIAN
SIDE DISHES
DESSERTS

“Reading through this cookbook has revived my interest in getting back in the kitchen.” Rhonda Gilliland, Author and Editor of the Cooked to Death Series

“Designed for busy cooks who may not be out solving crimes, but whose time is equally challenged.” Diane Donovan, Midwest Book Review

“Mysteries and cookbooks belong side by side on readers’ shelves. A Bad Hair Day Cookbook serves up both food and justice.” Christine A. Jackson, Ph.D., Author of Myth and Ritual in Women’s Detective Fiction

 

 

 

 

 

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Nancy J. Cohen writes the Bad Hair Day Mysteries featuring South Florida hairstylist Marla Vail. Titles in this series have been named Best Cozy Mystery by Suspense Magazine, won a Readers’ Favorite gold medal, placed first in the Chanticleer International Book Awards and third in the Arizona Literary Awards. Nancy’s instructional guide, Writing the Cozy Mystery, was nominated for an Agatha Award and won a gold medal at the President’s Book Awards from the Florida Authors and Publishers Association. When not busy writing, Nancy enjoys cooking, fine dining, cruising, visiting Disney World, and shopping.

Author Links

Website:  https://nancyjcohen.com

Blog: https://nancyjcohen.com/blog

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/nancyjcohen

LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/nancyjcohen

Instagram: https://instagram.com/nancyjcohen

Pinterest: https://pinterest.com/njcohen/

BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/nancy-j-cohen

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/nancyjcohen

 

 

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November 20 – Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews – GUEST POST

November 20 – Island Confidential – SPOTLIGHT

November 21 – MJB Reviewers – SPOTLIGHT

November 21 – View from the Birdhouse – SPOTLIGHT

November 22 – Baroness’ Book Trove – REVIEW

November 22 – Hearts & Scribbles – SPOTLIGHT

November 22 – The Book Diva’s Reads – SPOTLIGHT

November 23 – The Pulp and Mystery Shelf – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

November 23 – Cassidy’s Bookshelves – SPOTLIGHT

November 23 – Ruff Drafts – RECIPE, SPOTLIGHT

November 24 – I Read What You Write – GUEST POST

November 24 – Nadaness In Motion – SPOTLIGHT

November 25 – Laura’s Interests – SPOTLIGHT

November 25 – This Is My Truth Now – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

November 26 – StoreyBook Reviews – REVIEW, RECIPE

November 26 – Reading Is My SuperPower – REVIEW

November 26 – A Chick Who Reads – REVIEW

November 27 – Literary Gold – CHARACTER GUEST POST

November 27 – eBook addicts – REVIEW

November 27 – Diary of a Book Fiend – REVIEW

November 28 – THANKSGIVING – OFF

November 29 – My Reading Journeys – REVIEW, RECIPE

November 29 – Celticlady’s Reviews – REVIEW

November 30 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – CHARACTER INTERVIEW

November 30 – fundinmental – SPOTLIGHT

 

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New Releases For The Week Of November 17th, 2019–Part 4

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of November 17th, 2019. I am going to divide the list into 4 days because there are so very many of them for the 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.

 

 

Overdue (The Village Library Mysteries Book 2) by [Craig, Elizabeth Spann]

Carmen King is a busy woman. Not only does she sit on the library board and dabble in the Friends of the Library, but she juggles quite a few relationships at once. Apparently, this doesn’t go over well with at least one of her boyfriends—Carmen is found dead at the bottom of the library staircase.

Librarian Ann Beckett not only finds Carmen’s body, but finds herself entangled in Carmen’s mysterious death as she sets out to learn why Carmen’s death, from the killer’s perspective, was overdue.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chilly Comforts and Disasters: A Chinese Cozy Mystery (A Raina Sun Mystery Book 9) by [Tan, Anne R.]

 

 

Raina Sun is newly married and enjoying her role as the police station’s unofficial pastry chef. When her husband bought a dilapidated old house on a steal, they are thrown into a whirlwind of construction activities with well-meaning relatives coming into town, permitting issues, and a dead body behind the drywall of the attic.

With all construction activities at a standstill and her husband working overtime to help with the cash flow, Raina must solve this cold case to get her life back on track. With the help of the geriatric Posse Club, will Raina find this hidden killer after all this time or will she become the next victim?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Minute to Midnight (An Atlee Pine Thriller Book 2) by [Baldacci, David]FBI Agent Atlee Pine returns to her Georgia hometown to investigate her twin sister’s abduction, only to encounter a serial killer in this page-turning thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author.
FBI Agent Atlee Pine’s life was never the same after her twin sister Mercy was kidnapped–and likely killed–thirty years ago. After a lifetime of torturous uncertainty, Atlee’s unresolved anger finally gets the better of her on the job, and she finds she has to deal with the demons of her past if she wants to remain with the FBI.

Atlee and her assistant Carol Blum head back to Atlee’s rural hometown in Georgia to see what they can uncover about the traumatic night Mercy was taken and Pine was almost killed. But soon after Atlee begins her investigation, a local woman is found ritualistically murdered, her face covered with a wedding veil–and the first killing is quickly followed by a second bizarre murder.

Atlee is determined to continue her search for answers, but now she must also set her sights on finding a potential serial killer before another victim is claimed. But in a small town full of secrets–some of which could answer the questions that have plagued Atlee her entire life–digging deeper into the past could be more dangerous than she realizes . . .  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Haunting of Silver Creek Lodge (A Riveting Haunted House Mystery Series Book 15) by [Clarke, Alexandria]

 

 

Maxine Finch and Simon York, a recently married couple with little money, use their limited honeymoon funds to buy a foreclosed inn in the tiny snowy town of Silver Ridge, Colorado, but when strange things start happening in the middle of the night, Maxine and Simon wonder if their investment is a dangerous mistake.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Bad Hair Day Cookbook: Recipes from Nancy J. Cohen's Cozy Mystery Series by [Cohen, Nancy J.]Are you having a bad hair day? Whip out your whisk, snatch up your spoon, and prepare your palate. Inside the pages of this cookbook are recipes that will bring you good cheer.

Enjoy 160+ tasty recipes from Nancy J. Cohen’s popular Bad Hair Day cozy mystery series. Included in this cookbook are excerpts, cooking tips, and anecdotes written by hairstylist and savvy sleuth Marla Vail. From appetizers to desserts, Marla offers cooking tips and tricks along with commentary about the dishes she prepares for her family. Whether you’re a skilled cook or an eager novice, this cookbook will unravel the mystery of cooking. Put on your apron and plan to make some killer recipes. Bonuses Include:

•Meet the Sleuth
•Introduction by Marla Vail
•Cooking Tips
•Excerpts from Series Titles
•Themed Menu Suggestions
•“A Sabbath Dinner” by Nancy’s Mother

For Home Cooks, Food Lovers, Mystery Fans and Cookbook Collectors

Recipes are listed in these categories:

APPETIZERS
BEVERAGES
BREADS
SAUCES
SOUPS
ENTREES – BEEF
ENTREES – LAMB
ENTREES – POULTRY
ENTREES – FISH
ENTREES – VEGETARIAN
SIDE DISHES
DESSERTS

“Reading through this cookbook has revived my interest in getting back in the kitchen.” Rhonda Gilliland, Author and Editor of the Cooked to Death Series

“Designed for busy cooks who may not be out solving crimes, but whose time is equally challenged.” Diane Donovan, Midwest Book Review

“Mysteries and cookbooks belong side by side on readers’ shelves. A Bad Hair Day Cookbook serves up both food and justice.” Christine A. Jackson, Ph.D., Author of Myth and Ritual in Women’s Detective Fiction  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Murder With a Psychic Kiss (A Wonder Springs Cozy Mystery Book 3) by [Alive, B.T., Alive, Bill]Her unique power is secret…

…but her best friend is accused of murder.

Can Summer use her psychic gift to save her friend in time?

For a sweet little Southern town, Wonder Springs has seen more than its fair share of murders. But when the local vineyard suffers a bewildering theft, the outcomes turn outright bizarre.

And when events twist to a dead body, the whole town suspects the unthinkable. Could the killer really be Summer’s bestie (and cousin)… Tina?

Tina’s an empath, and she’s the warmest, most loving person that Summer’s ever known. But she and the victim may have shared a deadly secret.

Meanwhile, hidden enemies are closing in on Wonder Springs. Summer’s whole family has secret psychic powers, but one branch of the family is exceedingly vicious…

This murder is only the beginning.

You’ll love this twisty, smart cozy, because the characters are fun, the powers are fresh, and you’ll never guess the ending surprise.

Get it now.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Snickerdoodle Secrets (MURDER IN THE MIX Book 20) 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 people. Okay, so I rarely see dead people, mostly I see furry creatures of the dearly departed variety, aka dead pets, who have come back from the other side to warn me of their previous owner’s impending doom.

Everett has some serious upheaval coming his way that he never expected, and Lottie is determined to help him get through it. But with another dead body coming between them, things are bound to get in the way.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Double the Magic: Two WItchy Christmas Mysteries by [Maher, Tegan]

The holidays are all about magic, laughter, and family. Of course, in Keyhole Lake and at the Enchanted Coast, that’s what it’s about all year round.

In Witching for a Miracle, a teenage witch finds out what happens when you wish on a snow globe without thinking. Thankfully, Christmas is known for miracles, and Keyhole Lake is just the place to get one.

In Stealing Christmas, a crossover novella, Cori and crew are off for a well-deserved vacation to visit her cousin Destiny at the Enchanted Coast Resort, a premier paranormal destination.
It’s not all sunshine and rumrunners, though, when Santa’s hat is stolen.
Can Cori and Destiny find the hat before the Christmas Spirit is lost for good?

Warning: This mini collection of magical Christmas stories will keep you turning the pages until Santa lands on the roof!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 12 Cozy Mystery Carols of Christmas: A Collection of Holiday Cozy Mystery Novellas by Members of the Sleuthing Women Author Collective by [Ridder Aspenson , Carolyn , Stapleton, Rachael, Mallory, Ava, St. James, Jenna , Waller, K.M., Turner, Laina, Cheever, Sam, Damore, Stephanie , Boles, Susan, Tricia L. Sanders, Wendy Meadows, Tara Meyers]Deck the Halls with books of mystery, fa la la la la, it’s murder most foul.

The season is rife with tasks and obligations. Shopping, cleaning, cooking, and parties…you need some downtime. So, cue up your favorite holiday album and stoke up a blazing fire. Grab your preferred beverage and a bowl of freshly popped corn, and immerse yourself in murderous fun from a dozen goddesses of mystery, mayhem, and murder.

Deck the halls with mystery, hear sleigh-bells in the bloody snow, wish for a merry murder, and make this holiday season your very own with this fun collection of cozy mystery novellas featuring Ava Mallory, Carolyn Ridder Aspenson, Jenna St. James, K.M. Waller, Laina Turner, Rachael Stapleton, Sam Cheever, Stephanie Damore, Susan Boles, Tara Meyers, Tricia L. Sanders, and Wendy Meadows.

Get your copy now!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

New Releases For The Week Of November 17th, 2019–Part 3

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of November 17th, 2019. I am going to divide the list into 4 days because there are so very many of them for the 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.

 

 

'Too Little Too Late (A Familiar Love Mystery Book 5) by [Rising, Missy]A body in a graveyard encased in ice, oh, my.
It’s like a fairy tale…Oh, wait!

Erin is on her most dangerous mystery yet. A call in the dead of night leads her to a body, a missing sister, and so many questions. It also leads to her being found standing over the body, and the police are sure she is the murderer. With connections and clues and hidden secrets everywhere, Erin will have to take things to a whole, new, level.

But something is changing, something magical and the City that has never seen snow is buried in it. And a woman who walks with ice dripping from her, and snowflakes on her skin is threatening everything Erin loves. Erin realises that the Snow Queen will level her home unless she can solve this murder and the clock is ticking.

Who is the murderer?
Will Erin walk away intact?
And can Adora’s curse give her a happy ending too?
Or will the Snow Queen send her ice to wipe out Erin’s happy life?

This book is the final instalment of the Familiar Love Series.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Head Over Heels (A Sassy Sleuth's Mystery Book 2) by [Wright, Astoria]Want a quick read for a cozy afternoon? Try this novella series!

Victoria Jelant of Victress Cosmetics Implicated in Death of Mystery Shopper

Just when Kait Sasse thought work would slow down so Aeson “Ace” East, P.I., could finally admit his feelings for her, Kait’s friend is implicated in a wrongful death suit linked to her cosmetics brand. She convinces Ace to take the case, assuming this is Victoria’s best shot. But, as the investigation gets underway, Ace becomes convinced Victoria is guilty of homicide. Now, Kait must stand up to Ace to save her friend from a life in prison.

Will their differing views cost Kait her job, her friend’s innocence, and the possible romance of a lifetime?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tennessee Bound: The Morelville Mysteries - Book 12 by [Hagan, Anne]The politics and the paper-pushing are wearing on Sheriff Mel. Will she chuck it all?

Mel’s burned out. She’s tired of playing local politics. She’s tired of the mounds of paper on her desk that never seem to diminish. She’s tired of budgets, of personnel conflicts, of citizen complaints and all of the other things a sheriff is responsible for. She misses police work. Real police work, but she knows she can’t go back to the street. Not in Muskingum County…maybe not in Ohio.

Dana bought a cabin – a nice little getaway for the two of them in Tennessee. Mel’s mom is worried her daughter will fly the family coop and roost in Tennessee full time; maybe she’ll even take a street cop job there.

Dana and Mel head to Tennessee to see their new home away from home, to take a breather from work and family and to talk about the future. Mel’s future. Their future. Mel has some surprises for Dana, but her thoughts on stepping down as Sheriff and where she’s thinking about going next take a backseat to what happens in the midst of their getaway.

This book is great together with Books 1-11 of The Morelville Mysteries but it can also be read as a stand-alone mystery.

Please use the ‘Look Inside’ feature to view the book contents and remember you can download a sample of Tennessee Bound to your Kindle for free.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stranger Danger (Whispering Bay Mystery Book 4) by [Geraci, Maria]Lucy is a human lie-detector. Her rescue dog Paco is a ghost whisperer. Together, they solve crime in this laugh-out-loud cozy mystery series!

When world-famous, highly reclusive author J.W. Quicksilver chooses a local book club for his first public appearance, the residents of Whispering Bay have trouble containing their excitement. That is until he’s found murdered. But things are not always what they seem. It turns out that the dead man wasn’t J.W. Quicksilver after all, but a shifty conman who’d been running a publishing scam leaving a mile-long trail of victims.

When the real J.W. Quicksilver becomes the prime suspect in the murder, he turns to Lucy for help. And then the FBI gets involved, causing the local cops to issue an ultimatum. Now, Lucy and her little rescue dog Paco have less than twenty-four hours to find the real killer before a big secret turns all their lives upside down.

Can Lucy find the killer, protect the real J.W. Quicksilver’s identity, and finally chose between the two men in her life? Who knew book clubs could be so dangerous?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cauldrons And Kittens (Percy Prince Witching Cozy Mystery Book 2) by [Dreaming, R.K.]Welcome to Humble High, where supernaturals are hidden in plain sight.

Percy thought being the daughter of a witch was hard work, but it’s nothing compared to trying to fit in at Humble High. Percy’s amateur sleuthing got her school’s most popular succubus mean-girl into trouble, and now a string of deaths in school has Percy’s name written all over them.

Is a certain succubus out for revenge? The odds are against Percy – a video showing her committing the crime has gone viral. She must prove her innocence and catch the real culprit, but all she has on her side are her best friend teen witch Nan Gooding and one clue — a lost kitten.

Cauldrons And Kittens (Percy Prince Witching Cozy Mystery, Book 2) is a full-length humorous, paranormal cozy mystery. One click and read it now.

PERCY PRINCE WITCHING COZY MYSTERIES:

Book 1 – Potions & Pageants
Book 2 – Cauldrons & Kittens
Book 3 – Magic & Mayhem
And more (coming soon)…  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Claus For Alarm (A Christmas Magic Cozy Book 1) by [Allen, Gretchen]When a town has dark news…
It takes a special person to help them through it.

Charlotte Claus, not to be confused with the ever-popular Mrs. Claus, volunteers to house-sit for a friend of the family while he is out of the country on business. She arrives in Partridge Point on her own, as this time of year is a very big one for her husband, Kris, not to be confused with the even-more-popular, Santa Claus.
Things heat up fast, when Charlotte finds herself in charge of the town’s prestigious cookie exchange. Baking one’s way into oblivion, while keeping track of all of the other cookie participants would set anyone in their right mind on edge.
Anyone but Charlotte, that is.
With the patience of a saint, she brings the Claus-doubting town of Partridge Point jingling its way right onto the nice list. Except, unfortunately, for her neighbor, Hannah, the mayor of Partridge Point, who is accused of murder. Refusing to let the sweet woman end up in jail, Charlotte promises to rein in the crowds of people that are positive that Hannah is a criminal.
Partridge Point will never be the same, after Charlotte brings the joy and spirit of the season back to everyone’s hearts, even in the midst of the town’s largest scandal, and a murder that threatens to ruin the Christmas magic that she’s worked so hard to spread.
Can Charlotte save the day and solve the crime of the season before the cookies burn, and goodwill goes up in smoke?  (Amazon)

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It’s Christmastime in the quiet Los Angeles County city of Vista Beach, home of computer programmer and tole-painting enthusiast Aurora (Rory) Anderson. The magic of the season fills the air as residents enjoy school concerts, a pier lighting ceremony and the annual sand-snowman contest.

During the weeks leading up to Christmas, Rory plans on painting ornaments to sell at the local craft fair and joining in on the holiday fun. But she finds the season anything but jolly after the house across the street is torn down, revealing a decades old crime. Past meets present when her father is implicated in the murder.

Fearing for her father’s future, Rory launches her own investigation, intent on discovering the truth and clearing his name.

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GHOSTS OF PAINTING PAST by Sybil Johnson – A Henery Press Mystery. If you love one, you’ll probably love them all.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Murder Off the Page: A 42nd Street Library Mystery (The 42nd Street Library Mysteries Book 3) by [Lehane, Con]The third book in an amazing series that features crime à la library at America’s most famous institution of higher reading.

A note from bartender Brian McNulty, Raymond Ambler’s friend, confidant, and sometimes adviser, sets the librarian sleuth off on a murder investigation, one that he pursues reluctantly until a second murder upends the world as he knows it. The second victim is a lady friend of McNulty’s—and the prime suspect is McNulty himself.

As Ambler pursues his investigation, he discovers that the murdered woman had a double life. Her intermittent visits to the city—a whirlwind of reckless drinking and illicit liaisons with men she met in the cocktail lounges—had their counterpart in suburban Fairfield County Connecticut where, as Dr. Sandra Dean, she practiced dermatology and lived in a gated community with a doting husband and a young daughter.

While Ambler looks into the past of Dr. Sandra Dean to understand the murder of Shannon Darling in the present, NYPD homicide detective Mike Cosgrove investigates the men in Shannon Darling’s life. She might have been murdered because she frustrated the wrong man. It could have been a jealous wife. In fact, any number of people might have murdered Shannon Darling. Or, as Ambler suspects, did someone murder Dr. Sandra Dean?

Yet, no matter which way he turns, McNulty emerges as a suspect. Ambler’s dilemma seems insurmountable: Should he keep searching for the truth behind the murders if the deeper he probes, the more evidence he finds that points to the morally rumpled bartender as a murderer?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Danger Cove Mysteries Boxed Set (Books 1-5) by [Ashby, Elizabeth, Burke, Christina A., Hodge, Sibel, Fischetto, Jennifer, Jones, Gin, Andrighetti, Traci]

From the deadly little town of Danger Cove, comes the first 5 full-length cozy mystery novels in the Danger Cove Mysteries series by USA Today bestselling and award winning authors! This boxed set includes:

Secret of the Painted Lady (a Danger Cove Renovation Mystery)
by Christina A. Burke

Murder and Mai Tais (a Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery)
by Sibel Hodge

Death by Scones (a Danger Cove Bakery Mystery)
by Jennifer Fischetto

Four-Patch of Trouble (a Danger Cove Quilting Mystery)
by Gin Jones

Deadly Dye and a Soy Chai (a Danger Cove Hair Salon Mystery)
by Traci Andrighetti

“This is definitely a fun series you do not want to miss!”
~ Loves Romance & More Reviews

The Danger Cove books:
Secret of the Painted Lady (a Danger Cove Renovation Mystery)
Murder and Mai Tais (a Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery)
Death by Scones (a Danger Cove Bakery Mystery)
Four-Patch of Trouble (a Danger Cove Quilting Mystery)
Deadly Dye and a Soy Chai (a Danger Cove Hair Salon Mystery)
Killer Closet Case (a Danger Cove B&B Mystery)
Tree of Life and Death (a Danger Cove Quilting Mystery)
A Killing in the Market (a Danger Cove Farmers’ Market short story in the “Killer Beach Reads” collection)
Killer Colada (a Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery)
Passion, Poison & Puppy Dogs (a Danger Cove Pet Sitter Mystery)
A Novel Death (a Danger Cove Bookshop Mystery)
Robbing Peter to Kill Paul (a Danger Cove Quilting Mystery)
Sinister Snickerdoodles (a Danger Cove Bakery Mystery)
Hurricanes and Heroes (a Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery)
A Death in the Flower Garden (a Danger Cove Farmers’ Market Mystery)
Divas, Diamonds & Death (a Danger Cove Pet Sitter Mystery)
A Slaying in the Orchard (a Danger Cove Farmers’ Market Mystery)
A Secret in the Pumpkin Patch (a Danger Cove Farmers’ Market Mystery)
Deadly Dirty Martinis (a Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery)
A Poison Manicure and Peach Liqueur (a Danger Cove Hair Salon Mystery)
Not-So-Bright Hopes (a Danger Cove Quilting Mystery short story in the “Pushing Up Daisies” collection)
Tequila Trouble (a Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery)
Deadly Thanksgiving Sampler (a Danger Cove Quilting mystery)
Killer Eyeshadow and a Cold Espresso (a Danger Cove Hair Salon Mystery)
Two Sleuths Are Better Than One (a Danger Cove Crossover Mystery)
Dark Rum Revenge (a Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery)  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Danger Cove Mysteries Boxed Set (Books 6-10) by [Ashby, Elizabeth, VerSteeg, T. Sue, Jones, Gin, Hodge, Sibel, Smith, Sally J., Steffens, Jean, Ashe, Ellie]From the deadly little town of Danger Cove, come 5 full-length cozy mystery novels in the Danger Cove Mysteries series by USA Today bestselling and award winning authors! This boxed set includes:

Killer Closet Case (a Danger Cove B&B Mystery)
by T. Sue VerSteeg

Tree of Life and Death (a Danger Cove Quilting Mystery)
by Gin Jones

Killer Colada (a Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery)
by Sibel Hodge

Passion, Poison & Puppy Dogs (a Danger Cove Pet Sitter Mystery)
by Sally J. Smith & Jean Steffens

A Novel Death (a Danger Cove Bookshop Mystery)
by Ellie Ashe

“This is definitely a fun series you do not want to miss!”
~ Loves Romance & More Reviews

The Danger Cove books:
Secret of the Painted Lady (a Danger Cove Renovation Mystery)
Murder and Mai Tais (a Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery)
Death by Scones (a Danger Cove Bakery Mystery)
Four-Patch of Trouble (a Danger Cove Quilting Mystery)
Deadly Dye and a Soy Chai (a Danger Cove Hair Salon Mystery)
Killer Closet Case (a Danger Cove B&B Mystery)
Tree of Life and Death (a Danger Cove Quilting Mystery)
A Killing in the Market (a Danger Cove Farmers’ Market short story in the “Killer Beach Reads” collection)
Killer Colada (a Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery)
Passion, Poison & Puppy Dogs (a Danger Cove Pet Sitter Mystery)
A Novel Death (a Danger Cove Bookshop Mystery)
Robbing Peter to Kill Paul (a Danger Cove Quilting Mystery)
Sinister Snickerdoodles (a Danger Cove Bakery Mystery)
Hurricanes and Heroes (a Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery)
A Death in the Flower Garden (a Danger Cove Farmers’ Market Mystery)
Divas, Diamonds & Death (a Danger Cove Pet Sitter Mystery)
A Slaying in the Orchard (a Danger Cove Farmers’ Market Mystery)
A Secret in the Pumpkin Patch (a Danger Cove Farmers’ Market Mystery)
Deadly Dirty Martinis (a Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery)
A Poison Manicure and Peach Liqueur (a Danger Cove Hair Salon Mystery)
Not-So-Bright Hopes (a Danger Cove Quilting Mystery short story in the “Pushing Up Daisies” collection)
Tequila Trouble (a Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery)
Deadly Thanksgiving Sampler (a Danger Cove Quilting mystery)
Killer Eyeshadow and a Cold Espresso (a Danger Cove Hair Salon Mystery)
Two Sleuths Are Better Than One (a Danger Cove Crossover Mystery)
Dark Rum Revenge (a Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery)  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Danger Cove Mysteries Boxed Set (Books 11-15) by [Ashby, Elizabeth, Jones, Gin, Gradowski, Janel, Leiren, Nicole, Smith, Sally J., Steffens, Jean]

From the deadly little town of Danger Cove, come 5 full-length cozy mystery novels in the Danger Cove Mysteries series by USA Today bestselling authors! This boxed set includes:

Robbing Peter to Kill Paul (a Danger Cove Quilting Mystery)
by Gin Jones

Sinister Snickerdoodles (a Danger Cove Bakery Mystery)
by Janel Gradowski

Hurricanes and Heroes (a Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery)
by Nicole Leiren

A Death in the Flower Garden (a Danger Cove Farmers’ Market Mystery)
by Gin Jones

Divas, Diamonds & Death (a Danger Cove Pet Sitter Mystery)
by Sally J. Smith & Jean Steffens

“This is definitely a fun series you do not want to miss!”
~ Loves Romance & More Reviews

The Danger Cove books:
Secret of the Painted Lady (a Danger Cove Renovation Mystery)
Murder and Mai Tais (a Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery)
Death by Scones (a Danger Cove Bakery Mystery)
Four-Patch of Trouble (a Danger Cove Quilting Mystery)
Deadly Dye and a Soy Chai (a Danger Cove Hair Salon Mystery)
Killer Closet Case (a Danger Cove B&B Mystery)
Tree of Life and Death (a Danger Cove Quilting Mystery)
A Killing in the Market (a Danger Cove Farmers’ Market short story in the “Killer Beach Reads” collection)
Killer Colada (a Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery)
Passion, Poison & Puppy Dogs (a Danger Cove Pet Sitter Mystery)
A Novel Death (a Danger Cove Bookshop Mystery)
Robbing Peter to Kill Paul (a Danger Cove Quilting Mystery)
Sinister Snickerdoodles (a Danger Cove Bakery Mystery)
Hurricanes and Heroes (a Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery)
A Death in the Flower Garden (a Danger Cove Farmers’ Market Mystery)
Divas, Diamonds & Death (a Danger Cove Pet Sitter Mystery)
A Slaying in the Orchard (a Danger Cove Farmers’ Market Mystery)
A Secret in the Pumpkin Patch (a Danger Cove Farmers’ Market Mystery)
Deadly Dirty Martinis (a Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery)
A Poison Manicure and Peach Liqueur (a Danger Cove Hair Salon Mystery)
Not-So-Bright Hopes (a Danger Cove Quilting Mystery short story in the “Pushing Up Daisies” collection)
Tequila Trouble (a Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery)
Deadly Thanksgiving Sampler (a Danger Cove Quilting mystery)
Killer Eyeshadow and a Cold Espresso (a Danger Cove Hair Salon Mystery)
Two Sleuths Are Better Than One (a Danger Cove Crossover Mystery)
Dark Rum Revenge (a Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery)  (Amazon)

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Danger Cove Mysteries Boxed Set (Books 16-20) by [Ashby, Elizabeth, Jones, Gin, Leiren, Nicole, Andrighetti, Traci]From the deadly little town of Danger Cove, come 5 full-length cozy mystery novels in the Danger Cove Mysteries series by USA Today bestselling authors! This boxed set includes:

A Slaying in the Orchard (a Danger Cove Farmers’ Market Mystery)
by Gin Jones

A Secret in the Pumpkin Patch (a Danger Cove Farmers’ Market Mystery)
by Gin Jones

Deadly Dirty Martinis (a Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery)
by Nicole Leiren

A Poison Manicure and Peach Liqueur (a Danger Cove Hair Salon Mystery)
by Traci Andrighetti

Tequila Trouble (a Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery)
by Nicole Leiren

“This is definitely a fun series you do not want to miss!”
~ Loves Romance & More Reviews

The Danger Cove books:
Secret of the Painted Lady (a Danger Cove Renovation Mystery)
Murder and Mai Tais (a Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery)
Death by Scones (a Danger Cove Bakery Mystery)
Four-Patch of Trouble (a Danger Cove Quilting Mystery)
Deadly Dye and a Soy Chai (a Danger Cove Hair Salon Mystery)
Killer Closet Case (a Danger Cove B&B Mystery)
Tree of Life and Death (a Danger Cove Quilting Mystery)
A Killing in the Market (a Danger Cove Farmers’ Market short story in the “Killer Beach Reads” collection)
Killer Colada (a Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery)
Passion, Poison & Puppy Dogs (a Danger Cove Pet Sitter Mystery)
A Novel Death (a Danger Cove Bookshop Mystery)
Robbing Peter to Kill Paul (a Danger Cove Quilting Mystery)
Sinister Snickerdoodles (a Danger Cove Bakery Mystery)
Hurricanes and Heroes (a Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery)
A Death in the Flower Garden (a Danger Cove Farmers’ Market Mystery)
Divas, Diamonds & Death (a Danger Cove Pet Sitter Mystery)
A Slaying in the Orchard (a Danger Cove Farmers’ Market Mystery)
A Secret in the Pumpkin Patch (a Danger Cove Farmers’ Market Mystery)
Deadly Dirty Martinis (a Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery)
A Poison Manicure and Peach Liqueur (a Danger Cove Hair Salon Mystery)
Not-So-Bright Hopes (a Danger Cove Quilting Mystery short story in the “Pushing Up Daisies” collection)
Tequila Trouble (a Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery)
Deadly Thanksgiving Sampler (a Danger Cove Quilting mystery)
Killer Eyeshadow and a Cold Espresso (a Danger Cove Hair Salon Mystery)
Two Sleuths Are Better Than One (a Danger Cove Crossover Mystery)
Dark Rum Revenge (a Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery)  (Amazon)

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New Releases For November 17th, 2019–Part 2

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of November 17th, 2019. I am going to divide the list into 4 days because there are so very many of them for the 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.

 

Hushed Up (A Myrtle Clover Cozy Mystery Book 15) by [Craig, Elizabeth Spann]Silence is golden …unless you’re permanently hushed up.

When Lillian Johnson was found dead one hot summer day, no one in the town of Bradley, North Carolina was all that surprised.  Lillian had always talked about the trials of her various health problems and was sure to share with everyone exactly how much she suffered.

The townspeople were only slightly more surprised to discover that Lillian had been murdered. That’s because Lillian, like most folks, had a dark side. And a fair number of people had experienced this dark side.

Myrtle Clover, octogenarian sleuth and intrepid reporter, investigates Lillian’s death to discover precisely who hushed her up. . . before someone else is permanently silenced.  (Amazon)

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Murder At The Hotel (The Carmel Cove Cozy Mystery Series Book 2) by [Comley, M A]From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author M A Comley who has sold over two and a half million copies worldwide.

With heads still spinning from the recent murder at Carmel Cove’s largest wedding, excitement mounts as a famous author books into the hotel with her entourage. Excitement quickly turns to fear and suspicion as another murder rocks the small community.

When a member of Ruth Morgan’s amateur dramatic club is arrested for the crime, Ruth must once again take the reins and battle wits with not only her nemesis, the local Detective Inspector, but also the murderer who is determined to evade capture.

Grab this fast-paced cozy mystery today. Readers who enjoy Faith Martin’s mysteries will enjoy this novel.

Other books in the series are:
Murder at the Wedding
Murder at the Hotel
Murder by the Sea (coming Dec 2019)  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Murder at the Mansion (Hearts Grove Cozy Mystery Book 8) by [Collins, Danielle]A dinner party, a dead body, and a family fortune on the line.

A cozy mystery from #1 Bestselling author Danielle Collins

Henrietta wants nothing more than to enjoy the holiday season with her friends and family. When a car crash kills a friend, cheer is hard to come by. Another murder at the Mansion on the Hill has her thinking holiday festivities might be over for the year. Can Henrietta sort through a mess of family secrets and schemes to find a killer?

Murder at the Mansion is the eighth book in the Hearts Grove Cozy Mystery series. If you enjoy cozy mysteries with interesting characters, you don’t want to miss the Hearts Grove Cozy Mysteries.

Download Murder at the Mansion and start solving your next mystery today!

Always FREE on Kindle Unlimited  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Witch on a Mission (A Blair Wilkes Mystery Book 8) by [Adams, Elle]

When Nathan is arrested as the prime suspect for a werewolf’s death, Blair knows for certain he’s innocent.

The problem is, his sister is in town looking for a job, bringing her to Blair’s workplace at the worst possible time. The town is in the grip of holiday festivities, and then there’s the upcoming visit from the region’s witch inspectors, who’ve grown suspicious about Blair’s role in helping the new Head Witch rise to power.

Blair determines to help Nathan, but when the murder case is revealed to be linked to his family, the truth tests their relationship to its limits. Can Blair solve the murder and prove Nathan’s innocence without losing the town she’s come to love?  (Amazon)

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The Poker Game Mystery: A Crampton of the Chronicle adventure (Deadline Murder Series Book 4) by [Bartram, Peter]Poker is a game for the dead lucky…

Crime reporter Colin Crampton discovers nightclub bouncer Steve Telford murdered. Colin can’t understand why five cards of a poker hand are laid out next to the body.

As Colin investigates, he becomes entangled with three former special forces soldiers from the Second World War. All have motives to kill Telford. But Colin’s probe is derailed when a shock change at the Evening Chronicle puts the paper’s – and Colin’s – future in peril.

The tension ratchets higher when the life of a young girl is on the line. Colin is forced to go head-to-head in a poker game with sinister newspaper owner Quentin Pell to save her.

There are laughs alongside the action as Colin and his feisty girlfriend Shirley shuffle the cards and play the most dangerous game of all – with their own lives at stake.

See what reviewers say about Crampton of the Chronicle:

“A fun read with humour throughout…” Crime Thriller Hound

“An excellent novel, full of twists and turns, plenty of action scenes, crackling dialogue – and a great sense of fun.” Fully Booked 2016

“A good page-turning murder mystery, with a likeable protagonist and great setting.” The Bookworm Chronicles

“An amiable romp through the shady back streets of 1960s Brighton.” Simon Brett, Crime Writers’ Association Diamond Dagger winner

“A highly entertaining, involving mystery, narrated in a charming voice, with winning characters. Highly recommended.” – In Search of the Classic Mystery Novel

“A romp of a read! Very funny and very British.” The Book Trail

Superbly crafted and breezy as a stroll along the pier, this Brighton-based murder mystery is a delight.” Peter Lovesey, Crime Writers’ Association Diamond Dagger winner

“By the end of page one, I knew I liked Colin Crampton and author Peter Bartram’s breezy writing style.” Over My Dead Body

“One night I stayed up until nearly 2am thinking ‘I’ll just read one more chapter’. This is a huge recommendation from me.” Life of a Nerdish Mum  (Amazon)

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Crumbling Up Crooks (Little Dog Diner Book 5) by [Lyn, Emmie, Bay, Blueberry]

Don’t get married on Christmas Eve, they said.

The holiday will overshadow your special day, they insisted.

Little did they know that a shockingly festive murder would put everything else on hold.

When all signs point to my sometimes friend, sometimes rival, Detective Crenshaw, I’ll need to work fast so that he’s not forced to spend his holiday in the slammer. But in throwing myself feet first into the real crook’s crummy conspiracy, I could be risking so much more than a spoiled day… The future of my forthcoming marriage could very well be on the line too.

Oh, boy… Can Pip and I solve this one in record time so that my fiancé’s and my perfect day can go off without another major hitch?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Dash of Terror (Bree's Bakery Cozy Mystery Book 2) by [Lancaster, Jessica]

When Bree Dalton finds a strongly worded letter through the door of the bakery, she doesn’t think twice about it. But when another letter comes in the following day, attached with a small dead rodent, Bree realises something is going on.

A letter accusing Bree of theft, an oddly timed health inspector visit, and an extortionate demand. Someone is after Bree’s business, and they’re willing to close her down for good to get it.

Will Bree find the culprit in her small village of Cranwell? Or will they find her out of business first?

A cozy mystery short story that can be read in two hours. Served perfectly as a light read. Set in a sleepy village and featuring a bakery-owning amateur sleuth and her friends.

Written in British English. No cliffhanger, swearing, or gore.  (Amazon)

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Witch Souls to Save: A Cozy Cat-filled Magical Mystery (Brimstone Bay Book 4) by [Howell, N.M.]

One crazy impressive art collection… And one wicked old lady with a mission.
When eager young journalist River Halloway gets a lead about a rather extraordinary art collection in a local mansion, she’s thrilled to have something to report on other than the boring daily happenings of sleepy Brimstone Bay. Though, a rich old woman’s collection of expensive paintings is hardly the breaking news she craves.

But when the townspeople being acting like zombies and an unnerving presence makes itself known in the mansion, her story might just make the front page, yet.

Suspecting there’s more to the art collection than first meets the eye, River is forced to draw on her witchy magic to follow the clues and figure out what’s going on.

And as more and more people begin turning into soulless zombies, she needs to figure it out quick.

Because, not only is her front-page story at risk…

…Her soul is, too.

Witch Souls to Save is the fourth book in N.M. Howell’s Brimstone Bay paranormal cozy mystery series. If you’re a fan of Amanda M. Lee, Jana DeLeon, Nova Nelson, and Misty Bane, and Amy Boyles, then be sure to get your fill of magic, mystery, and murder with these fun small town light-read mystery books filled with cats, ghosts, and a whole lot of witchy magic.

BRIMSTONE BAY
Murder Any Witch Way
Witch Way to Hallows’ Bay
Bewitch You a Merry Christmas
Witch Souls to Save Coming Nov 22, 2019. Pre-order today!  (Amazon)

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Calculated Reaction: The Calculated Series: Book 4 by [Lee, K.T.]

Special Agent Alexis Thompson is eager to get back to work after getting shot on her last FBI assignment. When she discovers that the man who ordered the hit has sent one of his spies to an energy research facility, Alexis convinces the CIA to send her to take him down. This time, Alexis is bringing along her new partner, Waffle, a highly-trained explosives detection dog.

Matt Brown is a former Navy SEAL who is now working as an engineering professor. He also helps his friend, CIA Operations Officer Cam Mitchell, whenever his skills are needed. When Alexis goes undercover, Cam sends Matt along to try to keep Alexis from coming home in a body bag.

Matt and Alexis soon discover that their enemy’s plans go far beyond good old-fashioned espionage. With the clock ticking, Alexis and Matt must figure out how to stop a dangerous explosion before they become collateral damage.

Calculated Reaction is Book 4 in The Calculated Series. All books in The Calculated Series may be enjoyed as standalone novels or as a series.  (Amazon)

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A Mystery Before Christmas (An Italian Village Mystery Book 3) by [Licio, Adriana]A haunting Christmas song from a faraway land. A child with striking green eyes. A man with no past.

When elderly widow Mrs De Blasi catches sight of eight-year-old Betta Giordano, all she can see is the face of her son, Marco. But how can this be? Marco died tragically young, many years before Betta was born.

Travel writer Giò Brando can’t help but be intrigued by the string of coincidences connecting Betta to the De Blasi family. Why does the child bear such a strong resemblance to a long-dead man? How does she know an ancient tune from the remotest parts of Britain? And why does the carillon that Mrs De Blasi gifts to Betta play that very same tune?

In the busy run up to Christmas, the wealthier families of Maratea are gripped by fear. A spate of thefts has seen them losing their most treasured possessions, and with panic edging towards hysteria, Brigadiere Paolo Rossi has his work cut out to solve the mystery before the townspeople take the matter into their own hands.

Will Giò and Paolo between them be able to ensure it’s a happy Christmas for everyone in Maratea?

Fans of Agatha Christie, T E Kinsey and M C Beaton will love this heart-warming festive story, the third in the An Italian Village Mystery series. Delve into the pages of The Mystery Before Christmas and breathe in the delicious scents and flavours of a Mediterranean December.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Case of the Invisible Thief (The Kitten Files Book 5) by [Kirkpatrick, Perry]

 

Meowing is obsolete. This cat can write… and solve mysteries!

Since Mia’s return, she’s been waiting for her next case to solve with Keith. Miss Thornblood approaches them with a baffling one. One of her neighbors, a wealthy blind man who lives alone, believes someone is taking things from his house. The police are unconvinced.

Keith takes on the case, hoping the man’s seeing-eye dog will be able to shed some light on the situation if interviewed by Mia. But the dog is strangely fuzzy on the details, so if the case is going to be solved, Mia will need to put her nose to the ground and sniff it out herself!  (Amazon)

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A Cop and a Coop (Clucks and Clues Cozy Mysteries Book 1) by [Avis, Hillary]

It’s a mother-clucking mystery!

When Leona Davis hatches a plan to return to her beloved hometown of Honeytree, Oregon, she hopes to build the egg farm of her dreams and leave behind the marriage of her nightmares.

But the yolk’s on her when she breaks ground on her chicken palace and unearths a skeleton in her front yard. It’s clearly fowl play. The bones may be decades old, but there’s no statute of limitations on murder.

With a county forensics team roosting on her lawn and a flock of town gossips poking their beaks where they don’t belong, Leona’s well-laid farming plans may be nothing more than a wing and a prayer.

Her spicy high school ex, Sheriff Eli Ramirez, assures Leona he’ll crack the case, but he’s not exactly a hardboiled detective. Her best hope to get back to a life with more hens and less mens? Scramble to uncover her small town’s buried secrets before everything’s totally plucked.

A Cop and a Coop is the first book in the clever, irreverent Clucks and Clues Cozy Mysteries series that will keep you chuckling and guessing until the end.


No gore, swears, or other yucky stuff.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

New Release For The Week Of November 17th, 2019–Part 1

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of November 17th, 2019. I am going to divide the list into 4 days because there are so very many of them for the 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.

 

Letters to the Editor by [Garrison, Paul Michael]

Editor Nathanael Carver has made a career out of exposing corruption and publishing people’s dirty secrets. From his hate mail, it seems one of his high-profile enemies wants revenge. But the person with murder in mind may be someone closer to home.

Carver enlists the help of Kate Baxter, a police detective with problems of her own: disapproving parents, sexist coworkers, and a smoking habit she can’t seem to kick. The support of her tribe and ample time at the gun range help to keep her sane. As her personal life and the case bleed together, Kate gains insight into Carver’s world, keeping her eye on those closest to him. Kate is on the cusp of progress when Carver, against her advice, drops the case—only to be viciously attacked. Now it’s Kate’s turn to drag everyone’s dirty secrets into the light, but not before at least one body hits the floor.(Amazon)

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Himalayan Hazard (Pet Whisperer P.I. Book 8) by [Fitz, Molly, Bay, Blueberry]

Ever feel like your entire world has been turned on its head? That’s how I’ve felt ever since the gang and I found out that Nan has been keeping major family secrets stashed neatly away in the attic.

What’s worse, we still don’t know exactly what happened, and I have so many follow-up questions, like is she still the same woman I always assumed she was? And can I ever fully trust her again?

With Nan unable to give me a straight answer, I invite my parents to join me for a cross-country train trip so that we can all discover the truth, once and for all.

Octo-Cat hitches a ride with us, too, and it’s a good thing he does, because it isn’t long before a dead body joins us in the dining car. Now we have two mysteries to solve, and fast—our lives and legacy depend on it.  (Amazon)

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Art Attack (Dev Haskell - Private Investigator Book 21) by [Faricy, Mike]Careful what you wish for . . .

PI Dev Haskell runs into Kristi McKenzie, his old high-school flame. Amazingly, she needs help . . .

Her artist husband has been missing for over half a year – and she’s never contacted the police!

Turns out he’s the guy she dumped Dev for way back when.

Her previous fiancé died under suspicious circumstances . . .

Dev begins his search but keeps coming up with more questions.

One thing is clear, someone is definitely on a mission to KILL Dev Haskell!

GRAB YOUR COPY NOW!

Mystery Madness – Art Attack kept me guessing until the last page . . . I loved it!”

The Irish Gazette – “Who knew Dev Haskell would enter the Art world? An excellent read. Put the coffee on, you’ll be up all night to finish this delightful tale.”

Mike Faricy was awarded the 2019 Poison Cup Award; Private Investigator Series – Crime Masters of America.

If you like Janet Evanovich, Carl Hiaason, Tim Dorsey, Donna Andrews, James Patterson, Caimh McDonnell, Lance Carney, or Lawrence Shames you’ll love Art Attack!

Read Art Attack for FREE on Kindle Unlimited!  (Amazon)

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Tattoos and Clues: Paranormal Cozy Mystery (Mitzy Moon Mysteries Book 2) by [Silvertale, Trixie]A beachside stroll. A deadly discovery. Will this psychic sleuth swim or sink?

Mitzy wishes she could turn a blind third-eye to her hit-or-miss powers. Instead, while taking her fiendish feline for a walk, they make a stomach-churning find on shore. Despite her loss of appetite, she can’t help but get a closer look at the unique ink etched into the corpse…

Before she can track down the killer, Mitzy must sweet-talk her way off the sexy sheriff’s suspect list. And once again her meddling Ghost-ma is dying to interfere with the case. But when the trail leads to dangerous smugglers who shoot first and don’t ask questions, she could end up in over her head…

Can Mitzy uncover the truth, or will hers be the next body to float to the surface?

Tattoos and Clues is the second book in the hilarious paranormal cozy mystery series, Mitzy Moon Mysteries. If you like snarky heroines, supernatural intrigue, and a dash of romance, then you’ll love Trixie Silvertale’s twisty whodunits.

Buy Tattoos and Clues to unravel a black market mystery today!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keys & Kidnappers: A Presley Thurman Cozy Mystery Book 15 by [Turner, Laina]Cooper is missing and Presley doesn’t know who she should trust – she just knows she needs to find him before time runs out!

Presley is worried when Cooper’s assistant alerts her that’s he’s missed some appointments. Her worry turns to fear when a mysterious man calls saying he has Cooper and will return him in exchange for information Cooper has.

Can Presley find the information without Craig, Cooper’s head of security, finding out? And where is Bill, the new VP of Cooper’s company? Is he somehow involved?

Presley is in a race against the clock to save Cooper. Can she find him before it’s too late?

Do you love cozy mysteries with a quirky, strong female lead that just can’t keep her nose out of police business? Do you enjoy a touch of romance with your cozies? Then the Presley Thurman series is for you!

The Presley Thurman Cozy Mystery Series
Prequel: Promotions & Poisons (listed as Book 14)
Book 1: Stilettos & Scoundrels
Book 2: Necklaces & Nooses
Book 3: Handbags & Hooligans
Book 4: Mistletoe & Murder
Book 5: Gems & Gunshots
Book 6: Tiaras & Texans
Book 7: Cupids & Crooks
Book 8: Vows & Victims
Book 9: Romance & Revenge
Book 10: Accessories & Alibis
Book 11: Bats & Bling
Book 12: Weddings & Weapons
Book 13: Diamond & Disguises
Book 15: Keys & Kidnappers due out late 2019
Book 16: Icicles & Icepicks due out Christmas 2019

Other cozy mystery series by Laina Turner:
The Spencer University Cozy Mystery Series
The Read Wine Bookstore Cozy Mystery Series  (Amazon)

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Tea, Anyone? (A Brooke & Abby Cozy Mystery Book 1) by [Mallery, S. R.]

 

How do two modern, quirky, twenty-something gals solve murders in a small, cozy USA town?

Easy. With a little time travel, some humor, and a lot of hard work. When the skeptical Brooke first meets the psychic Abby, she’s not impressed. But with the help of her comfort cat, her middle-aged roomie, her childhood friend, and a hunky detective hinting at a sweet romance, Brooke not only accepts that Abby has real gifts, it’s clear that these five people and one cat make up a crack team.

Got tea, anyone? In 1773, the Boston Tea Party sure did. Find out why going back in time helps break the case!
#Cozy mystery, #Time travel, #Paranormal, #Murder, #Cats #US History, #Humor  (Amazon)

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The Wedding Cake Murder (The Arizona Summers Mysteries Book 1) by [Keene, Susan]

 

THE BODY OF A WOMAN who insulted everyone she met on her short trip to Moonstone Lake is found floating in the lake. Is it a murder or an accident?

Arizona Summers and her psychic dog Nutmeg love to solve crimes. The new chief Keith Wesley makes it clear he doesn’t want her help. Once he realizes Arizona is the go-to person with whom the townspeople share their deepest and darkest secrets. The handsome new chief tries to get back in Arizona’s good graces but she doesn’t make it easy.

It’s hard for Ary to keep the restaurant she owns running smoothly when her mother, Emma causes chaos at every turn. Even her Aunt Sandy, who referees her sister and niece, shakes her head at Emma’s shenanigans.

Join the fun and the humor of this great mystery series. Get your copy today.  (Amazon)

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Of Spirits and Superstition: Sister Witches of Raven Falls Cozy Mystery Series, Book 4 by [Halliwell, Nyx]I see dead people…but I’m in big trouble when I become a ghost myself.

I’m Winter Whitethorne, psychic medium, and I find it easier to get along with the dead than the living. I’ve perfected invisibility spells so I can ‘ghost’ humans I don’t particularly like. Haunted by spirits who refuse to cross over, I struggle to act “normal” and not give into the bad luck that clings to me as deftly as my ghostly hitchhikers.

When my boyfriend, Ronan, is attacked three days before Yule, leaving him in a magickal coma, I accidentally discover my destiny is far bigger than talking to dead people. Not only can I reach across the veil and communicate with them, I have the ability to raise them and change the very fabric of the world. There’s no invisibility spell that’s going to solve that problem.

With my ghost cat familiar, Shade, as well as Persephone, a snarky new spirit guide who has a thing for ’70s sitcoms, I embark on a journey to return Ronan’s spirit to his body and stop a magickal disaster prophesied to take place on Yule.

But can I save my one true love and fix magick when I, too, end up a ghost?

Series Info: Welcome to Raven Falls, where four sisters–Spring, Summer, Autumn, & Winter–run their witchy shop, Conjure, and find themselves up to their magickal tea cups in murder, mystery, and romance!

Of Spirits and Superstition is the fourth book in the Sister Witches of Raven Falls Cozy Mystery Series. Join a set of magickal sisters as they solve mysteries that fans of Charmed, Hocus Pocus, and The Good Witch will love. ***Bonus recipes and craft instructions in every book! Visit nyxhalliwell.com to receive a free copy of the Whitethorne sisters’ Book of Shadows, containing the spells and charms used in their stories!

Clean read: no graphic anything, or strong language.
Genre: paranormal cozy mystery series / witch cozy mystery / women amateur sleuth / cozy crafts and hobbies mysteries / amateur sleuth mysteries / psychic thrillers / ghost thrillers / small town cozy mysteries

Sister Witches of Raven Falls Cozy Mysteries Series
Of Potions and Portents (Book 1)
Of Curses and Charms (Book 2)
Of Stars and Spells (Book 3)
Of Spirits and Superstition (Book 4)  (Amazon)

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Assignment in Amsterdam: A Kate Benedict Paranormal Mystery (The Kate Benedict Series Book 5) by [Bedford, Carrie]SHE CAN SEE WHO’S GOING TO DIE –
AND THIS TIME, IT’S EVERYONE!

It looks like a plum job for architect Kate Benedict—she’s been sent to Amsterdam to repurpose an ancient mansion, happily assigned to work with an old friend. Should have been a lark! But it’s a catastrophe—her old friend’s going to die.

And so is the caretaker. And the owner. Not to mention the owner’s personal assistant.

Kate’s the only one who knows. Because she has a secret.

She’s just a normal Londoner except for one tiny thing—she sees auras that predict death. This is a first, though— never has she seen so many in such a small area. Based on past experience, everyone in the house—or even attached to it—is about to die.

(Probably Kate included, but she wouldn’t know—the auras don’t show in mirrors.)

The place could be haunted, of course. Author Bedford will give you goosebumps as voices speak in empty rooms, hidden passageways turn up, heavy objects fall, and always, always, Kate feels as if she’s being watched.

She’s as creeped out as the reader, but Kate knows perfectly well it isn’t haunted—it conceals something. A crime perhaps. Certainly a secret—a valuable object perhaps… a cache of dead bodies. Or maybe… something she can’t even imagine. Someone will kill and kill and kill again to keep the secret.

Have tea handy! It’s a shivery ride to the smashing solution.

Who will like it? Almost everyone who loves traditional British mysteries, from Agatha Christie, right through Tana French. American cozy readers will love her too, especially those who delight in a slight hint of the paranormal, like Barbara Michaels and her colleague Carolyn Hart (in her Bailey Ruth series.)  (Amazon)

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Look Who Tuna'd Up Dead: A Trapper Lakes Mystery by [Burke, Aliyah]

 

When the town’s most unpopular man turns up dead, there’s no shortage of suspects. Trapper Lakes is quiet in the spring and the tenants like it that way, what it’s not known for is murder. Ginny “Jynx” Nix has come home to be with her father after his heart attack and struggles to settle back into the small-town life she left.A tranquil morning walk with her pet raccoon, Pita, leads her to a dead body. Not only was Mr. Lowell Clotchey the town’s richest man, he had the honorable distinction of being the most disliked. Even before the cause of death is announced, she finds herself and her few good friends all as “persons of interest” in the case. With no shortage of suspects and unwilling to trust the local law, she realizes it’s up to her to solve this mystery and clear all their names.  (Amazon)

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Leave No Stone: A Faith McClellan Novel by [Walker, LynDee]A MISSING WOMAN.

A SADISTIC SERIAL KILLER.

AND A TEXAS RANGER RUNNING OUT OF TIME…

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“Just when you think you know what’s going to happen, she plunges you down another dark and deliciously creepy path.” —Lisa Regan, USA Today bestselling author of Her Silent Cry

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Shortly after a young mother mysteriously disappears, a serial killer begins leaving corpses and clues across the Texas Hill Country. Texas Ranger Faith McClellan and her mentor, veteran Ranger Archie Baxter, are assigned to the case.

This killer is more clever—and sadistic—than any they’ve ever encountered, and the list of seemingly unrelated female victims is growing by the day—an attorney, a pastor, a stay-at-home mom. The murders feature similar injuries, with a cryptic message carved into each corpse. But these gruesome calling cards provide more questions than answers, and with the best coroner in the state unable to identify the murder weapon, investigators are flying blind.

With the young mother still missing and a mounting body count, it’s up to Faith and Archie to solve the mystery. Before the killer strikes again…

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“LynDee Walker weaves a tight, wonderfully-complex plot… and Texas Ranger Faith McClellan is a capable, shining heroine you’ll love to root for.” —Jeff Carson, nationally bestselling author of the David Wolf series

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LynDee Walker, acclaimed author of the NICHELLE CLARKE CRIME THRILLERS, offers a pulse-pounding second installment to her new and wildly popular FAITH MCCLELLAN series.  (Amazon)

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Hounds, Harvest, and Homicide : A Pooch Party Cozy Mystery (The Pooch Party Cozy Mystery Series Book 2) by [Ridder Aspenson , Carolyn]When Missy Kingston brings her pooch party program to an annual gala fundraiser for the city’s local women’s shelter, she didn’t expect a murder.

But when the most prominent financial contributor to the shelter is found dead, the big night comes to a halt.

The suspect list is big, but Missy knows one person who shouldn’t be on it, her friend Max Hoover. Missy vows to prove his innocence, and that determination leads her down a path of power, politics, and money. And it’s a path the killer doesn’t want her taking.

Can Missy clear her friend’s name before the killer catches on?

If you love animals and cozy mysteries, you’ll love the Pooch Party Cozy Mystery Series. Get this book now.  (Amazon)

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Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours–Storm Of Secrets

 

 

I’m so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for author Loretta Marion and her new book Storm Of Secrets.  This is the second book in her A Haunted Bluffs Mystery series.

 

Storm of Secrets: A Haunted Bluffs Mystery
Paranormal Mystery
2nd in Series
Crooked Lane Books (November 12, 2019)
Hardcover – 327 Pages
ISBN-10: 1643851756
ISBN-13: 978-1643851754
Digital ASIN: B07NTY8L1N

 

Purchase Links

Amazon     Barnes and Noble   Penguin Random House    Indiebound   Kobo

 

 

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I loved watching Cassie try to figure out the messages from her deceased grandparents as much as any other element of the story . . . This was a suspenseful, well-written mystery and I hope Cassie, her family, and friends will be back for many more.
~The Book’s the Thing

With a total of two crimes and three family secrets, this book will appeal to both women’s fiction and mystery readers . . . I enjoyed it a great deal for the excellent characterizations of the main protagonists.
~Diane Reviews Books

Storm of Secrets by Loretta Marion is a wonderful book full of how secrets wreck our lives and those of our loved ones.
~Baroness’ Book Trove

“Modern and historic mysteries collide in Marion’s bittersweet storytelling.” Kirkus Reviews

“[A] gripping sequel…Marion seamlessly weaves the multiple story threads together. Fans of tales of regional intrigue will be satisfied.” —Publishers Weekly

 

A deadly storm, a missing three-year-old child, a suspicious death, and the eerie presence of the spirits of the dead set the stage for the second mesmerizing installment of Loretta Marion’s paranormal suspense series.

A powerful storm descends upon Cape Cod’s Whale Rock at the peak of tourist season–and the weekend Cassandra Mitchell’s and Daniel Benjamin’s wedding is set to take place at The Bluffs, the magnificent Victorian mansion Cassie inherited from her family. In the wake of the storm’s destruction, three-year-old Lucas Kleister goes missing–and the body of small-time drug dealer Lee Chambers is found in a restaurant dumpster. Now, the WRPD are faced with a murder to solve, a missing child to find, and the aftermath of one of the worst storms in recent memory.

While aiding with the clean-up and helping the displaced, Cassie has been receiving cryptic messages from the spirits of her great-grandparents, Percy and Celeste Mitchell, the original residents of The Bluffs. At first, the messages are benign, but soon, they begin to point to something more sinister. As Cassie works to decipher their meaning, the specter of a mysterious local legend surfaces. The tale of Barnacle Boy–and what happened to him during another destructive storm decades earlier–will weave through the desperate search to find Lucas and the identity of a killer.

 

 

 

 

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A true bibliophile, Loretta Marion‘s affection for the written word began in childhood and followed her like a shadow throughout her life as she crafted award-winning marketing and advertising copy and educational brochures. She then applied her writing skills as a volunteer, establishing a Legacy Story program for hospice patients, which inspired her to create her own fictional stories. Her debut novel, The Fool’s Truth, is a twisty mystery set in Maine. Her Haunted Bluffs Mystery Series is set on Cape Cod and was introduced by Crooked Lane Books in 2018 beginning with HOUSE OF ASHES. Her newest release, STORM OF SECRETS, is the second book of the series.

When not whipping out words on her laptop, she is traveling, enjoying outdoor pursuits, or is curled up with a delicious new book. Loretta lives in Rhode Island with her husband, Geoffrey.

Author Links – 

Website:  https://www.LorettaMarion.com

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

Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15863622.Loretta_Marion

Pinterest:  https://www.pinterest.com/lorettamarion/

 

 

 

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

I did not know that being an author was something I wanted to pursue until I was in my late forties. I always enjoyed creating with words, and there was no shortage of opportunities to do so during my career. However, the writing was very different, involving business development and marketing plans, advertising copy, technical brochures, educational materials, or newsletters. Still, I always considered the writing to be the most enjoyable aspect of my jobs.

Writing fiction wasn’t even a consideration until I became a Hospice volunteer. The intense training involved writing my own obituary, which was not only a daunting experience, but it also opened my eyes to a hidden desire to write a novel. Writing a book was a formidable prospect, but in that moment, when I saw the words staring back at me, I felt there was no choice in the matter. My real obituary, when the time came, would need to include the accomplishment of writing a book. 

I tip-toed into that uncharted territory by first writing stories for my hospice patients, legacies that they could pass on to their loved ones when they left this world. It was the courage of those patients, who were facing an imminent end, that inspired me to give fiction writing my best try. 

 

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

This question gives me pause, mainly because I don’t think about where a book fits in the genre scheme when I’m writing the story. Nor do I consider the Haunted Bluffs Mystery Series as fitting squarely into the sub-genre of cozy mystery. I have always thought of my mysteries as simply that…mysteries. The series does have elements of a cozy, but it also straddles the traditional mystery, and perhaps that’s one way that it does stand out. I also always interweave a present-day mystery and a somewhat connected historic mystery in my books. The paranormal aspect isn’t necessarily unique, but the spirits of the house are those of the main character’s ancestors, and they guide her in her mystery solving antics. Plus, there is a century-old curse against the family that continues to plague throughout the series. Additionally, as in all my books, the mystery is enhanced by whispers of romance. 

 

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

Often, the book I intend to write and the book I end up writing are vastly different. However, I do always begin with an outline because it’s important for me to have an idea where the story is headed. But it serves only as a guide, for I look at writing as a fluid creative process. It’s important that I remain open to opportunities that will make the story more interesting. Sometimes the characters, or the story itself, will take me on a detour. I liken it to taking a road trip. The map is there as a guide, but the experience will be so much more fun with little – or big – diversions along the way.

 

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Do you read your reviews?  

Yes, I read every review that I’m aware of.

 

Do you respond to them, good or bad?  

I respond to good reviews when it’s appropriate to thank the reviewer. Authors truly appreciate it when someone takes the time to write a positive review. It’s a very nice way to thank a writer for providing a story that in some way moved or entertained the reader. Good reviews also help generate more interest for the book by other readers. So, many thanks to all of you who post those positive reviews!

I have been fortunate to receive many more positive reactions to my writing than negative, but still, I never respond to a bad review. I don’t think the reviewer expects a response from the author, and I would never engage to debate the point. I feel it’s important to respect their opinion. No author enjoys receiving a negative review, but I’ve become a bit “Zen” about the whole process. Let’s face it, nobody likes every book they read. However, I do feel that reviewers have a responsibility of being fair and respectful in reporting their appraisals. And fortunately, most are! 

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Do you do anything special to get those reviews?

My publisher submits the ARC to NetGalley which generates reviews. Offering giveaways of ARCs as well as Goodreads giveaways will sometimes lead to reviews from the winners. I also participate in blog tours, like this one, and often the hosts will write and post reviews, for which I am extremely grateful!

 

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What advice would you give to your younger self?

Younger self: Let go of the insecurities! (Difficult? Yes!) They represent the largest obstacle to happiness and success. Also, avoid negative and destructive individuals. Forge your own path, no matter how unconventional it may be.

I would also nudge my younger self to start writing fiction earlier. It may have been my own insecurities that prevented me from seeing that it was even a possibility.

 

Do you think that the cover plays an important part in someone buying your book(s)?

Covers along with reviews are probably the two most important draws to a reader.

   

 

Who designs your book covers?

Erin Seaward-Hiatt was the cover designer for  House of Ashes and Storm of Secrets (books in the Haunted Bluffs Mystery Series) The cover of my debut novel, The Fool’s Truth, was designed by Streetlight Graphics. Both designers did a fabulous job in evoking the spirit of the mysteries for all the book covers.

 

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

Cassandra Mitchell is the principle character and I’m pleased with how she has evolved. She started out as a bit of a doormat in House of Ashes – her sister once referred to her as a spineless Raggedy Ann Doll (ouch!) – but she’s grown to be more confident and comfortable in her own skin. Not without her flaws, Cassie does push the lines sometimes when she’s in sleuthing mode. It’s her relationship with, or rather acceptance of, the spirits in the house that makes her most interesting and fun. 

Daniel Benjamin is her partner in life. A former FBI agent, they met on a case in House of Ashes. What I like most about Daniel is that I’m never sure what he’s thinking…even though it’s me who’s doing his thinking!

Laura Prince is Cassie’s best friend and reporter for the local newspaper, which makes her an ideal partner in sleuthing. However, her husband Jason is the newest deputy on the WRPD force, and those opposing occupations pose a complication in their relationship – as well as providing conflict for the story.

Whale Rock Police Chief Brooks Kincaid is the character I would most love to have as a friend in my own life – kind of as a protective big brother. He’s tough and tenderhearted at the same time, which to me is irresistible.  

We can’t forget Percy and Celeste, the spirits of The Bluffs, who both assist and confound Cassie with their signals. The town of Whale Rock is itself a character in the Haunted Bluffs Mysteries. One reviewer said that she now wanted to live there. That was the ultimate compliment!

 

What have you learned about yourselves since becoming an author?

So much that this is hard to answer concisely. But I will try. I’ve learned that I am much more of an introvert than I – and others – believed myself to be. Because of the nature of my career, I was somewhat forced to become more outgoing, but that was not my authentic self. Writing gives me the opportunity to escape within my comfort zone…until it’s time to become involved in promotional events where I am the center of attention.

I’ve also learned to have a tougher skin and to accept – even welcome – constructive criticism. My goal as an author is to continue to strive to be a better writer and to produce work that entertains the reader. That objective cannot be achieved if one is not open to change.

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Do you write full-time or part-time?

When looking at the total picture, writing is the most time-consuming aspect of my life. It is also quite flexible in that some days are a sun-up to midnight proposition, and others are much less demanding. It also depends on how the muses are working…and if there’s a looming deadline.

 

What do your plans for future projects include?

I am working on an intriguing idea for a third book in the Haunted Bluffs Mystery Series. I’ve also written two very different mysteries – one a collaboration with my husband – both in the editing phase. I will keep you posted.

 

What do you think the hardest part of writing is?

The promotional aspects of being an author are the most challenging for me. (See above – the introvert part) Deadlines also, because they can somewhat hamper the creative process. 

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What is the easiest?

The writing. Spending time with my characters. Plotting out mysteries. I truly enjoy it all. Even the editing.

 

What type of books do you like to read?

There is a wide range of genres that appeal to me…from mysteries to commercial and women’s fiction to the classics. There have been science fiction novels that I’ve enjoyed and even some young adult books that have grabbed me. And I love, love, love a good family saga. I enjoy character driven novels – but I must like the characters – or at least find one or two that I want to root for.

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Who are some of your favorite authors?

Lucky for us there is an endless supply of talented authors from which to choose. I was a reader long before I was a writer and reading will always be one of my most treasured joys.

For the classics, a few of my top picks would be Somerset Maugham, the Bronte sisters, Orwell, Tolstoy, Austin, Flaubert, Poe, Daphne du Maurier, Dumas.

I’ve read every one of Agatha Christie and Ngaio Marsh’s mysteries and many of PD James, Lawrence Sanders and Elizabeth George’s books.

I enjoy the Spanish language authors Carlos Luis Zafon, Isabel Allende and Gabriel Garcia Marquez and I devoured the Neapolitan Quartet novels by Elena Ferrante. 

Some favorite more contemporary authors I have truly enjoyed: Richard Russo, Alice Hoffman, Anne Rice, Ken Follett, Elizabeth Strout, Ann Tyler, Chris Bohjalian, Fredrik Backman…I could go on!

Ray Bradbury and Margaret Atwood for futuristic works. Horror…of course Stephen King, but also Shirley Jackson. David Sedaris and Helen Fielding for humor. 

I feel bad that I cannot list all the authors I have enjoyed! 

 

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

That I write for the pure pleasure of bringing them a story that will in some way move, delight and surprise them.

 

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

Thank you for giving my books a chance and for all the lovely reviews. For new readers who are just learning about my books, I so hope you enjoy your time spent with my characters as much as I have while creating their worlds.

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How can readers discover more about you and your work?

Website:  https://www.LorettaMarion.com

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

Pinterest:  https://www.pinterest.com/lorettamarion/ 

Amazon Author Page:  

https://www.amazon.com/Loretta-Marion/e/B01LY9GCPL/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1

Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15863622.Loretta_Marion

 

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Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours–Fate

 

 

 

 

I’m so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for author Kirsten Weiss and her new book Fate.  This is the sixth book in her The Witches of Doyle Mystery series.

Fate: A Doyle Witch Cozy Mystery (The Witches of Doyle)
Cozy Mystery
6th in Series
misterio press (November 15, 2019)
Number of Pages – 250
ASIN: B07XF27R72

Purchase Links – Amazon – B&N – Kobo 

 

 

What a fantastic read this was!! . . . A must read for fans of magical cozy mysteries. I totally loved it so I give it 5/5 stars.
~Books a Plenty Book Reviews

I have to admit I was so caught up in the story and distracted by a fabulous red herring suspect that I missed the bad guy and I just love when that happens. Though this book stands on its own quite well, I am looking forward to catching up on the whole series.
~I Read What You Write

 

 

Something wicked this way comes…

Witch Jayce Bonheim has spent the last four months waiting for a horde of dark magicians to come to town.

Now, they’ve arrived.

And they’re bigger and badder than this ex-party girl could have imagined, wreaking havoc wherever they go.

When a murder rocks her small town, Jayce must stop the chaos. Battling her way through dark spells and past regrets, this Doyle witch struggles to divine her true friends…

…and her shadowy enemies.

But can she stop a murderer and prevent the opening of a portal that will transform their world forever?

Start reading Fate, book 6 in The Witches of Doyle cozy mystery novels.

This novel is a full-length, witch cozy mystery featuring true-to-life spells in the back of the book, a trio of witchy sisters, and a dash of romance. Though Fate can be read as a standalone, it’s best read in series order. It’s rated PG-13 due to mild language and some romance.

 

 

 

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Kirsten Weiss has never met a dessert she didn’t like, and her guilty pleasures are watching Ghost Whisperer re-runs and drinking red wine. The latter gives her heartburn, but she drinks it anyway.

Now based in Colorado Springs, CO, she writes genre-blending cozy mystery, supernatural and steampunk suspense, mixing her experiences and imagination to create vivid worlds of fun and enchantment.

If you like funny cozy mysteries, check out her Pie TownTea and TarotParanormal Museum and Wits’ End books. If you’re looking for some magic with your mystery, give the Witches of DoyleRiga Hayworth, and Rocky Bridges books a try. And if you like steampunk, the Sensibility Grey series might be for you.

Kirsten sends out original short stories of mystery and magic to her mailing list. If you’d like to get them delivered straight to your inbox, make sure to sign up for her newsletter at kirstenweiss.com

Author Links

Twitter@KirstenWeiss

Facebookwww.facebook.com/kirsten.weiss/

Instagram@KirstenWeissAuthor

Bookbubwww.bookbub.com/authors/kirsten-weiss

Book SeriesSensibility Grey Steampunk SuspenseTea and Tarot cozy mysteries, the Pie Town cozy mysteries, the Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum cozy mysteries, the Doyle Witch and Doyle Cozy mystery novels, the Riga Hayworth paranormal mysteries.

 

 

 

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November 20 – Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews – CHARACTER INTERVIEW

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Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours–Memories and Murder

 

I’m so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for author Lynn Cahoon and her new book Memories and Murder.  This is the tenth book in her A Tourist Trap Mystery series.  This is a great series and so was this book.

 

Memories and Murder (A Tourist Trap Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
10th in Series
Kensington Publishing Corporation (November 12, 2019)
Paperback: 182 pages
ISBN-10: 1516103076
ISBN-13: 978-1516103072
Digital ASIN: B07NTD5L7H

Purchase Links – Amazon – B&N – Kobo – 

 

 

It’s October in South Cove, California, and the locals in the quaint resort seem to be happily pairing off in the lull before the holidays. Everyone, that is, except for Jill Gardner’s elderly aunt, who just dumped her besotted fiancé—and she won’t say why.

When Jill hosts a talk at Coffee, Books, and More on the topic of elder abuse, all that’s really on her mind is lunch. But the topic hits close to home when she discovers Aunt Jackie has been getting mysterious calls. Jill’s certain the caller is a con artist, of course, but her feisty aunt claims to understand this, though she’s still shaken—and Harrold’s still heartbroken. Who’s behind the scam and why was her aunt targeted? When a volunteer from the Senior Project is found murdered, Jill’s detective boyfriend is on the case—and it soon becomes clear no one is safe when a caller from beyond becomes a killer in their midst.

 

 

 

The writing style flows smoothly and it defines the characters very clearly by their actions and words.  The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and she has created a setting, South Cove, California, that I would like to visit.  It would be so great to be able to go into Coffee, Books and More, grab a drink and pastry, and visit with everybody.

The characters are well developed, well rounded and three dimensional.  Anytime I get to spend time with Jill, Greg, and the rest of the gang is time well spent.  In this book,we got to learn a little bit more about Aunt Jackie’s life and it made her seem more vulnerable and human.

The mystery was well plotted and carried on well throughout the entire book.  There were enough clues to sift through and suspects to consider and was not easily solved.  I was pretty sure I knew who the culprit was, but I was only partially right.

I would highly recommend this book (and series) to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery.  In my opinion, the books just keep getting better.

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

 

 

Lynn Cahoon is the award-winning author of several New York Times and USA Today bestselling cozy mystery series. The Tourist Trap series is set in central coastal California with six holiday novellas releasing in 2018–2019. She also pens the Cat Latimer series available in mass market paperback. Her newest series, the Farm to Fork mystery series, debuted in 2018. She lives in a small town like the ones she loves to write about with her husband and two fur babies. Sign up for her newsletter at www.lynncahoon.com.

Author Links

Website – https://www.lynncahoon.com/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/LynnCahoonAuthor

Twitter – https://twitter.com/LynnCahoon

 

 

 

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November 19 – A Blue Million Books – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

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Review of Deadly Ride

Deadly Ride
Britton Bay, Book #3
Jody Holford
5 Stars

43882563. sy475 Synopsis:

Newspaper editor Molly Owens loves her new life—and her new man—in the beautiful seaside town of Britton Bay, Oregon. But when a car-show killer strikes, she needs to put the brakes on the culprit . . .

As editor-in-chief of the Britton Bay Bulletin, Molly steps in for a sick reporter to cover the Classic Car Crawl, an exhibit of vintage automobiles. Her main challenge is not being driven to distraction by the presence of her hunky boyfriend, Sam Alderich, a fellow car enthusiast whose auto shop is sponsoring the event. But when she and Sam discover the co-founder dead in his car, Molly quickly shifts gears to solve the murder.

With a showroom full of suspects—including the co-founder’s longtime partner, much-younger wife, enigmatic ex, and car owners with grudges and grievances—Molly soon starts to feel like she’s spinning her wheels. And after things take a turn for the worse, it’s all she can do to steer clear of trouble and stay out of a killer’s clutches . . .

Praise for Deadly News

“The news is all good for this cozy mystery! Deadly News will make you want to pack up and move to the seaside town of Britton Bay, Oregon. The characters are vividly brought to life, there’s a perfect touch of romance, and the mystery has enough twists and turns to keep the reader guessing. Don’t miss out on a charming new series—grab this cozy while it’s hot off the press!”
—Sarah Fox, USA Today bestselling author (Goodreads)

 

Review:

The writing style flows smoothly and it defines the characters very clearly by their actions and words. The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and through much of the book I felt like I was right there in Britton Bay, watching all the action taking place and listening in on conversations.

The mystery was well plotted and carried on well throughout the book. There were enough clues to sift through and suspects to consider and I was surprised at who the culprit turned out to be.

The characters are well rounded and well developed. I enjoyed getting to spend time with Molly and her family and friends. Molly is a good reporter and she loves to look for clues and solve mysteries. But she is getting tired of having to find a killer, there are just too many murders in Britton Bay.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery. This whole series is really good and well worth reading.

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