Paradise Can Be Murder

Paradise Can Be Murder

A Kay Driscoll Mystery, Book #4

Susan Bernhardt

5 Stars

Synopsis:

Kay, Phil, and friends are looking forward to taking their first vacation together on a Caribbean cruise. Visits to exotic islands, sailing through turquoise waters, luxurious dining, and great entertainment await them. But Paradise Can Be Murder when one of the guests on board dies an unnatural death. 

With their innate curiosity, Kay and company find themselves in the heart of the investigation. Will they find justice for the victim, amidst secrets and deceit, before the cruise comes to an end and the murderer leaves the ship? Time is ticking away. 

Meanwhile, a racially charged hate crime back home shakes the community of Sudbury Falls. (Goodreads)

Review:

Sometime when you read a book, something clicks and you really connect with it.  I don’t know if is the author’s writing style, the characters, or the setting that the author creates (I think it is probably all of the above), but you really relate to the book.  That is what happened when I read this book (actually when I read all of this author’s books).  

The characters are well rounded, well developed and three dimensional.  Kay, Deidre and Elizabeth make quite a threesome.  They all have such different personalities, outlooks on life and beliefs, but they truly care for each other and have each other’s backs.  Janey is back and as outrageous as ever, which keeps everyone on their toes.  But she is also sweet and loves Kay and Phil.  And speaking of Phil, he has couple of surprises for Kay on their cruise.

The writing style flows smoothly defines the characters very clearly by their actions and words.  The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and I felt like I was right there on the cruise with the gang (except  I did not have seasickness, thankfully).  Do not read this book when you are hungry because the author’s description of all the food and drinks will have you craving food.  The mystery was well plotted and moved along at a nice pace.  There were plenty of clues to sift through and enough red herrings thrown in to challenge the most experienced armchair detective.  

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery.  Take yourself on a mini vacation and join the cruise, you will have a great time.    

     

New Releases For The Week Of August 28th,2022–Part 4

Murder is a hard act to follow. All the drama does not take place on the stage at the Glenhaven Drama Festival. A collection of amateur actors with big egos land in Mabel Havelock’s hometown. And Mabel’s acting debut is not the only thing on her mind. Mysterious accidents and sabotage are plaguing the festival.

Mabel and her best friend Violet Ficher are determined to ferret out the culprit. The problem is why? Who has anything to gain? And why did Sherman have to die? (Amazon)

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Jeff Berman is in freefall. He’s been denied tenure, then lost his follow-up job as a presenter on the History Channel. But rock bottom comes fast and painful when he learns that the love of his life, the charismatic, passionate, and devastatingly self-destructive Pascal Montrouge, has died.

At Pascal’s funeral, Jeff meets his lover’s parents, who explain that the man Jeff knew was a completely invented identity. As a journalist, Pascal played with facts, and he did the same in his life, where he was the consummate fabulist, fooling everyone a little, and Jeff most of all.

Distraught and betrayed, Jeff is compelled to dig into the dark secrets of his lover’s life. His exploration is part amateur sleuth story, part meditation on the nature of love. As Jeff solves the mystery of Pascal life and death he learns how he can move forward into his next chapter.

A book for everyone who has ever loved and lost. (Amazon)

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“I found A Deadly Covenant completely intriguing and engrossing, and the Bushman scenes fascinating. Vividly painted scenery, and I can feel the oppressive heat. Talk about Sunshine Noir!” – Kwei Quartey, author of the Emma Djan and Darko Dawson mysteries

“The unmatched beauty, spirit, and mystery of Africa never fails to come to life in Michael Stanley’s award-winning Botswana-based Detective ‘Kubu’ series. A Deadly Covenant is an irresistible page-turner and a powerful contribution to the Kubu saga.” – Jeffrey Siger, author of the Andreas Kaldis series

“Kubu, despite personal insecurities concerning love and social skills, sets his keen mind to work, absorbs,
solves – gains confidence in handling police procedure, single-malt whiskey, and love.” Lavender MagazineThis is the eighth book in the Detective Kubu series and the second with him as a young man.

While building a pipeline near the Okavango Delta, a contractor unearths the skeleton of a long-dead Bushman. Kubu and Scottish pathologist, Ian MacGregor, are sent to investigate, and MacGregor discovers eight more skeletons.
Then an elder of the nearby village is murdered at his home. The local police believe it was a robbery, but Kubu thinks otherwise. So does a strange woman who claims it was an angry river spirit. The situation gets more confusing when the strange woman is found dead, apparently killed by a crocodile.

Assistant Superintendent Mabaku joins them as accusations of corruption are levelled and international outrage builds over the massacre of the Bushman families. But how do the recent murders link to the dead Bushmen, if at all? As Kubu and his colleagues investigate, they uncover a deadly covenant and begin to fear that their own lives may be in danger.
The young Kubu’s second big case mixes local mythology and tradition with smart police work to make for a satisfyingly immersive mystery that begs resolution until the last, unpredictable moment. (Amazon)

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Tiffany Black is worried and guilt-ridden about her friend Stone – so Nanna convinces her to accept a new, strange case.

A diamond thief has been murdered, and his girlfriend and co-conspirator wants Tiffany and Ian to investigate what happened. But when the client has secrets of her own, and the victim was obviously a criminal, how can Tiffany and Ian uncover the truth?

Meanwhile, Ian has grand plans of his own… (Amazon)

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New Releases For The Week Of August 28th, 2022–Part 3

In a brand-new culinary cozy series with a fresh edge and a delightful small-town setting, the acclaimed author introduces Maddy Montgomery, a social media expert who’s #StartingOver in small town Michigan after inheriting her great-aunt’s bakery…and a 200-pound English Mastiff named Baby.

When Maddy Montgomery’s groom is a no-show to their livestream wedding, it’s a disaster that no amount of filtering can fix. But a surprise inheritance offers a chance to regroup and rebrand—as long as Maddy is willing to live in her late, great-aunt Octavia’s house in New Bison, Michigan, for a year, running her bakery and caring for a 250-pound English mastiff named Baby.
 
Maddy doesn’t bake, and her Louboutins aren’t made for walking giant dogs around Lake Michigan, but the locals are friendly and the scenery is beautiful. With help from her aunt’s loyal friends, aka the Baker Street Irregulars, Maddy feels ready to tackle any challenge, including Octavia’s award-winning cake recipes. That is, until New Bison’s mayor is fatally stabbed, and Maddy’s fingerprints are found on the knife . . .
 
Something strange is going on in New Bison. It seems Aunt Octavia had her suspicions, too. But Maddy’s going to need a whole lot more than a trending hashtag to save her reputation—and her life.

“Everyone is a suspect in Valerie Burns’s entertaining new mystery, filled with surprising twists, suspicious characters and a mastiff named Baby who will win your heart. Top that off with humor and delicious recipes and you have a delight of a cozy.” —Valerie Wilson Wesley, author of A Fatal Glow (Amazon)

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As one of the Black Sheep Knitters prepares to become a mother, a new member becomes a suspected killer . . .

Spring has reached Plum Harbor, Massachusetts, and the weather isn’t the only thing that’s changing. Eight months pregnant, Lucy prepares to enter an exciting phase in life while weaving together loose threads from her past. It feels like fate when she reconnects with college friend Rebecca Hurley, whose eclectic Happy Hands Café is the perfect locale for Black Sheep gatherings. But just as charming Rebecca joins their closely knit circle, she’s suspected of murder.

It appears to be an accident when Rebecca’s writer husband, Colin, is crushed by a fallen bookcase at the café. But his death is quickly determined to be murder. Adding to the horror, police believe Rebecca committed a heinous act of revenge against Colin for planning to end their marriage—a move that would cut off Rebecca’s contact with the stepdaughter she adores. Despite the incriminating evidence growing faster than her belly, Lucy is convinced that she must prove her old friend’s innocence.

As her due date approaches and a dangerous mystery unravels, Lucy and the Black Sheep shift from knitting baby booties to chasing down the cunning culprit who’s always a few steps ahead. (Amazon)

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Murder, She Wrote meets The Golden Girls in the award-winning author’s brand-new series! Two cantankerous septuagenarians, opposites in every way, put aside their differences to stop a killer… if they don’t throttle each other first!

Rose Donovan looks for the good in everyone. With her sister-in-law, Peg, that sometimes requires a lot of searching. Even a sixty-something former nun like Rose has her limits, and gruff Peg Turnbull sure knows how to push them. But after forty years of bickering, they’re attempting to start over, partnering up to join the local bridge club.

Peg and Rose barely have a chance to celebrate their first win before one of the club’s most accomplished players is killed in his home. As the newest members, the sisters-in-law come under scrutiny and decide to start some digging of their own. Bridge is typically seen as a wholesome pastime, yet this group of senior citizens harbors a wealth of vices, including gambling, cheating, and adultery . . .

By comparison, Peg and Rose’s fractious relationship is starting to feel almost functional. But as their suspect list narrows, they’re unaware that their logic has a dangerous flaw. And they’ll have to hope that their teamwork holds steady when they’re confronted by a killer who’s through with playing games . . .

“Engaging…[Peg and Rose] stand on their own as capable, witty women who are more than up to the task of crime-solving.” –Bookpage (Amazon)

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Mystery and magic collide in this thrilling, all-new collection of short stories by some of the top talents in the crime-writing field. Tales of fantasy worlds and stage illusion, of magic-users and magic-abusers, fill these pages with a heady, deadly mix!

Here you will find—

WHAT’S A LITTLE MURDER BETWEEN MAMMALS, by Rosalie Spielman
COURTING DISASTER, by Cathy Wiley
THE THIRTEENTH HOUSE, by Jaquelyn Lyman-Thomas
THE MIDNIGHT SHOW, by Stacy Woodson
THE WIG, by Tara Laskowski
A TOUCH OF MAGIC, by Shari Randall
THE SNOW GLOBE, by Greg Herren
SOMETHING DARK AND DANGEROUS, by Donna Andrews
A CHARMING SOLUTION, by Smita Harish Jain
WHAT GOES AROUND, by Robin Templeton
EVERYDAY MAGIC, by Pam Clark
PYEWACKETT, by KM Rockwood
BEHIND THE MAGIC 8-BALL, by Marcia Talley
WHISKERS McGRUFF AND THE CASE OF THE MISSING CLUE, by Eleanor Cawood Jones
ABRACADAVER, by Alan Orloff
MR. FILBERT’S CLASSROOM, by Adam Meyer

Includes an INTRODUCTION by Daniel Stashower.
Edited by Donna Andrews, Barb Goffman, and Marcia Talley

PLEASE NOTE: Due to an Amazon glitch, this entry is showing reviews for a prior volume in the Chesapeake Crimes series. Any reviews dated before 2022 are not for Magic is Murder. (Amazon)

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New Release For The Week August 28th, 2022–Part 2

How many Santas does it take to commit a murder?

Daisy Montgomery remains stuck somewhere between life and death, leaving her spirit roaming Dandelion Ponds. But when Mrs. Baker, Daisy’s neighbor and faux grandmother, turns up in the morgue screaming she was murdered by Santa, Daisy is determined to find the killer.

Convincing super-sexy Charlie O’Sullivan to help her find out whodunit isn’t difficult. But finding the murderer amongst the town’s several resident Saint Nicks is!

With the annual Santa contest about to bring even more wannabe Kris Kringles into Dandelion Ponds, time is running out to find the killer. And when the murderer catches onto the investigation, it’s Charlie’s life on the line. If they can’t catch this bad Santa in time, then Charlie could be the next victim of ho-ho-homicide. (Amazon)

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Norrie Ellington gears up for Halloween at Two Witches Winery, where the phrase “wine and spirits” takes on spooky—and deadly—overtones . . .

Back at Two Witches Winery for a short stay, Norrie Ellington is warming to the holiday spirit and the upcoming Hallow Wine Weekend, and she’s happy to steer clear of the writer from Wine Enthusiast magazine who’s come to do interviews about this year’s spectacular Merlot. But then the critic’s dead body is found slumped over a Halloween cauldron display, and despite a stern warning from the local deputy to keep her nose out of it, Norrie instantly switches into sleuth mode.

Intent on discovering why someone wanted to silence the victim, Norrie quickly learns that he was an unbearable snob and known womanizer who had no shortage of enemies. But as one suspect after another leads to a dead end, Norrie’s stumped—until the one mysterious clue that’s been haunting her turns the case around. Now, as all the ghouls, goblins, and trick-or-treaters come out on Halloween, Norrie’s ready to unleash her spirit of justice—she just has to close in on the killer before the Grim Reaper closes in on her . . .

Praise for the Books of J. C. Eaton:

“Engaging characters and a stirring mystery kept me captivated from the first page to the last.” —Dollycas, Amazon Vine Voice, on Divide and Concord

“Well-crafted sleuth, enjoyable supporting characters. This is a series not to be missed.” —Cozy Cat Reviews on Death, Dismay and Rosé

“A sparkling addition to the Wine Trail Mystery series. A toast to protagonist Norrie and Two Witches Winery, where the characters shine and the mystery flows. This novel is a perfect blend of suspense and fun!” —Carlene O’Neil, author of the Cypress Cove Mysteries, on Chardonnayed to Rest

“A thoroughly entertaining series debut, with enjoyable yet realistic characters and enough plot twists—and dead ends—to appeal from beginning to end.” —Booklist, starred review, on Booked 4 Murder

“Enjoy this laugh-out-loud funny mystery that will make you scream for the authors to get busy on the next one.” —Suspense Magazine on Molded 4 Murder


About the Author:

J. C. Eaton is the pen name of husband-and-wife writing team Ann I. Goldfarb and James E. Clapp. They are the authors of the Wine Trail Mysteries, the Sophie Kimball Mysteries, and the Marcie Rayner Mysteries. In addition, Ann has published nine YA time travel mysteries under her own name. You can learn more about Ann and Jim at jceatonmysteries.com, jceatonauthor.com, facebook.com/JCEatonauthor, and timetravelmysteries.com. (Amazon)

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They thought kidnapping the girl would be easy.
But her bodyguard will make their lives very difficult…

A private investigator is kidnapped with the teen heiress he was hired to protect in this thrilling sixth installment of the Sin City Investigation Series.

Working security for a wealthy Indian businessman sounds like easy money to PI Jim Bean. He’s charged with watching the man’s teenage daughter, the stubborn and spirited Zevah Ralen. His task is simple: keep the girl out of trouble during her father’s business trip to Las Vegas.

But trouble strikes as soon as the assignment starts, when a group of kidnappers ambush Zevah outside the mall. Jim barely has time to handcuff himself to her before they’re both knocked out and transported to the kidnappers’ remote cottage hideout.

With no weapons, no backup plan, and nobody coming to save them, Jim knows he can only rely on himself—especially when he learns Zevah’s father has no intention of paying the ransom, afraid the money would encourage the kidnappers to go after his other children.

Now, Jim must escape the cottage, find his way out of the wilderness, and rescue the girl he promised to protect…but as usual with Jim Bean, that is actually just the beginning of the danger and surprises that await him.

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Praise for J.D. Allen and the Sin City Investigations series:

“…extremely vivid noir characters…” —Chris Bauer, author of Hiding Among the Dead and Zero Island

“Secrets abound, and Allen doesn’t shy away from twists…” —LynDee Walker, Amazon Charts bestselling author of Fear No Truth

“Settle in, take a deep breath, and keep those pages turning…” —Tami Hoag, #1 New York Times Best Selling Author

“…characters who will bring you along with them on a great thrill ride!” —Heather Graham, New York Times Best Selling Author

“Overall, a must read for thriller fans and perhaps the best PI story we have read this year so far.” ―Mystery Tribune

“That wonderful and rare combination of high-speed suspense and complex, richly drawn characters will keep you on the edge of your seat.” —Jeffery Deaver, New York Times bestselling author

“…one foot in the classic PI tradition and the other in the new age…a smart, fast-paced book that will keep the reader on edge from start to finish.” ―Reed Farrel Coleman, New York Times bestselling author of What You Break

“…a labyrinthine path that immerses readers in the dark history of this glitzy town. It’s a good thing for readers that what happens in Vegas doesn’t stay there, so we can follow this gritty mystery to its rewarding finale.” —Katherine Ramsland, professor of forensic psychology and author of How to Catch a Killer (Amazon)

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After a wedding guest’s murder, Florrie Fox sees a picture taking shape . . .

Coloring-book creator and Washington, DC, bookstore owner Florrie Fox is attending the wedding of her wealthy boss and a famous romance author, who are taking their vows—for the second time—on the grounds of the gorgeous Maxwell mansion.  But it soon becomes clear that the soothing vibe of coloring books is very different from the stress and backstabbing in some corners of the literary world.
 
Arthur Bedlingham, for example, barely makes a living despite the many awards he’s won—and his chances for better sales haven’t been helped by the vicious review he just got from another guest at the party. Then there’s an ex–FBI agent whose popular thrillers are a magnet for female fans; a less-successful romance writer; and an ambitious waitress who’s intent on a career in journalism.
 
When Arthur’s assistant, an aspiring writer, is murdered during the festivities, Florrie realizes this is no color-by-numbers case, and she’ll have to sort out the complicated secrets among this creative crowd of suspects . . . (Amazon)

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A Cursed Music Box?

When an unlikely person dies, is a cursed music box to blame? The item has a mysterious past. Did it harbor a secret that only the true owner could uncover safely? Or does the music box hold a more mundane mystery that someone doesn’t want exposed?

Kacie is becoming more attracted to Patrick, but can a ghost provide the kind of love she needs? Perhaps Warren, the Sheriff, someone in Kacie’s real world is truly what she needs.

And what of the mysterious brother? Can Kacie’s dead sister April help her figure out what is true and what is false? (Amazon)

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A cold case rocks the town of Eden

It’s just another day in the life of newspaper reporter, Abby Maguire. The small alpine town she lives in is preparing for the much-anticipated inaugural charity brick competition to be held at the town’s pub, The Gloriana, the owner of the local café, Joyce, is gearing up for the festivities and Abby has decided to move out of the pub and into her own home away from home.
To her dismay, the only vacant house in the area is owned by Mrs. Florence Flinch, a retired teacher and Abby’s harshest critic. Everyone in town says Mrs. Flinch is not interested in renting out the house and, with the woman’s criticism fresh in her mind, Abby is reluctant to even approach her. However, she is curious about the house she’s missing out on and only wants a glance at it. Where there’s a will, there’s always a way.

Unfortunately, her inspired idea leads to the discovery of a grave and to the suspicion Mrs. Flinch might have a very good reason for not wanting to rent her house.

Lighthearted cozy mystery.
Clean read: no graphic violence, sex, or strong language but lots of fun, quirky dialogue & characters. (Amazon)

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The society wedding of the decade has everything: the blushing bride, beautiful flowers… and the groom arrested before he can walk down the aisle? Thank goodness Lady Swift is on the guest list!

Lady Eleanor Swift isn’t normally one for grand social occasions, but who can resist a wedding? Especially when it’s her old friend, Constance Grainger, marrying the most eligible bachelor in town, Lord Peregrine Davencourt. Eleanor is taking Gladstone the bulldog as her plus one, with a smart new bowtie to match her bridesmaid’s dress.

But the big day is ruined when the groom is arrested for murder before he makes it to the altar. In a baffling twist, it turns out he was already engaged to the lovely Daisy Balforth, who has been found dead at the local inn with Lord Davencourt kneeling over her. The gossip pages will have a field day!

The distraught bride-to-be asks Eleanor to clear her fiancé’s name, as she’s certain he wouldn’t hurt a fly. With help from handsome Detective Seldon, Eleanor examines the evidence. But she’s barely had time to write down her suspect list before Constance’s father is set upon by a bearded stranger on the golf course. Clearly there is more to this story than Eleanor first thought, but can she catch the real killer before the wedding turns into her wake?

A delightfully gripping historical cozy whodunnit full of intrigue and wit. Fans of T E Kinsey, Agatha Christie and Lee Strauss will be totally charmed.

Readers adore Verity Bright!

‘I am hooked! This is the best book, bar none, that I have read this year… An extremely witty, fast-paced mystery… I love the heroine, intrepid adventuress… A most enjoyable read!’ Reviews by Carol in Tallahassee ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Can I give it six stars please?… Pretty much perfect… Bright has the amazing gift of bringing the reader into that world where the characters are alive.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

What a wild ride it is!… Gripping… This book is what would happen if Downton Abbey and Agatha Christie had a babyFun, fast-paced read with lots of charm!’ The Literary Wife

I was literally on the edge of my seat until the last page trying to figure out the mystery. It’s an adorablecaptivating book.’ Washington Life Magazine

OMG! What an incredible read!… When I devour a book this quickly it only means one thing: I was so enraptured that I couldn’t put it down!’ Celebrating Authors ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

A fabulous cosy read!… I absolutely adored this book!… If you are a fan of Poirot, Miss Marple and Downton Abbey then this book is definitely for you… Kept me guessing right up to the very end.’ @my_reading_narnia, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

A sparkling heroine and perfect partner-in-crime Every bit as compelling a couple as Bertie Wooster and Jeeves and the series is both entertaining and eminently readable… The perfect light reading for a summer day. An added bonus is the delightful dog Gladstone who is indolent, gluttonous and totally adorable.’ Goodreads reviewer

I am head over heels for Lady Swift and her investigative adventures. This book is perfect for Sunday afternoon reading to escape into a fabulously written English mystery story. Cannot wait for more Lady Swift.’ Sarah in Readerland ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (Amazon)

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New Releases For The Week Of August 28th, 2022– Part 1

There’s a corpse in Elly Pickle’s bakery. Right between the ice cream cake and the frozen strawberries.

Naturally, Elly is horrified. Not only is the victim frozen solid, but she’s a local pillar of the community in the small town of Huli Bay, Hawaii.

The cherries on top of this terribly flavored cupcake?

Elly’s just lost her beloved husband, an unreasonably tall detective won’t stop asking her questions, and if she thought business was bad before the whole “dead lady in the cooler” incident, she’s in for a surprise.

Turns out, the victim was her husband’s mistress. And Elly’s the only one with the keys to the bakery.

With the detective set on bringing her down, Elly has got to figure out who committed the murder before she loses her peaceful life in this perfect seaside town.See if you can figure out whodunit before Elly does. Grab your copy of this cozy mystery in a brand new series from USA Today bestselling author, Rosie A. Point! (Amazon)

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A riddle, a game, and a clue in the garden. Don’t miss the page-turning sixth book in the award-winning Accidental Alchemist Mystery Series, perfect for fans of cozy mysteries and urban fantasy.

When Zoe Faust sees the ghost of a murdered young woman, is it really a spirit—or a flesh and blood woman who stopped aging because she’s a fellow alchemist?

Sixteen years ago, high school student Ridley Price discovered a secret she planned to reveal through a party game—but someone killed her first. The baffling crime was never solved. Zoe’s friend Heather has always wondered: which of the seven guests at the party killed Ridley? When the newly-appeared ghost turns dangerous, threatening people they love, Zoe teams up with her gargoyle roommate Dorian to unmask the supposed specter. (Amazon)

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On a Thursday afternoon, Kat Serrano leaves work early, briefly returns to her remote trailer deep in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula woods, and drives off with no explanation to her family. Two days later someone ransacks the trailer.
Kat is a Dreamer, and her mother won’t talk to the police for fear she’ll be deported and lose her 8-year-old granddaughter, Valeria.

Valeria is devastated by the events. She and her best friend from summer camp, Megan McCree, employ a “Pinky-swear” to get Megan’s grandfather Seamus McCree to learn what happened.

Seamus uncovers a tangled web of drugs, prostitution, and dummy corporations, and soon find himself the target of killers. Anyone sane would wash his hands of the mess or turn it over to the police.

But Seamus has given his word, his granite oath, to learn the truth . . . even if it kills him.

Download your copy and join Seamus in his fight to protect the innocent.

The Seamus McCree Series Reading Order

Ant Farm
Bad Policy
Cabin Fever
Doubtful Relations
Empty Promises
False Bottom
Furthermore (a novella)
Low Tide at Tybee (a novella)
Granite Oath (Amazon)

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In June 1900, reporter Emma Cross discovers the body of a woman in the waters below the Morgans’ mansion, which threatens to send members of Newport’s high society floundering . . .

As a reporter, Emma is used to covering Newport’s social events. But this time she is appearing on the arm of her fiancé, Derrick Andrews, at a small but exclusive gathering of the New York Yacht Club at Beacon Rock, the Grecian-inspired summer “cottage” of Edwin and Elizabeth Morgan. The members—which include cousin and Yacht Club Commodore John Pierpoint Morgan and widow Lucy Carnegie, the first woman to be admitted to the Club—are there to discuss their strategy for the next America’s Cup Challenge, to be held in New York Harbor the following summer.
 
But it’s Emma who must come up with a strategy when she discovers a woman’s body bobbing against one of the hulls of the boats moored at the base of Beacon Rock. Is it possible she fell from the Newport ferry and was carried by the tide? Or could she have drowned herself or fallen victim to foul play?
 
After the woman is identified as the missing daughter of a yacht designer, the police—with the exception of Emma’s friend Detective Jesse Whyte—hastily conclude she is a suicide, perhaps to quiet any scandal for the Morgans, since her body was found floating near their property. But Emma suspects the woman was murdered and begins to sort through a who’s who of sportsmen, boat crews, and the Newport elite in search of a stone-cold killer . . . (Amazon)

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Could mysterious deaths be diabolical murders? Aggie and Jack are determined to find out.

The Mojo Dojo has opened in Gnarly Peak. But rather than getting their groove on while learning martial arts and meditation skills, its clients seem to be dying at an alarming rate.

Could it be coincidence when bodies start dropping in rather mysterious circumstances? Aggie Sloan, a former K-9 officer, and her slobbering, flatulent, burping, one-eyed Pit Bull, Jack, aren’t convinced, no matter what the local police and Colorado State Patrol have to say about it.

Which brings Aggie and Jack in direct conflict with Gnarly Peak Police Chief, Andrew Kelly (also known as Aggie’s grandfather, Grampy), and Homicide Detective Reid Tremaine (a.k.a. Detective Hottie or Detective Pain-In-The-Buns, depending on the situation) from Colorado State Patrol. Both police agencies are satisfied the deaths result from natural causes and the medical examiner agrees.

Unconvinced, Aggie signs up at the dojo to investigate, but not even Tai Chi can calm her nerves with Jack on his own mission of discovering the dead and nearly dead.

Aggie and Jack will stop at nothing as they go up against friends, family, law enforcement, and even city hall to catch a killer.

Content Note: PG equivalent – No gratuitous violence, sex, or profanity. (Amazon)

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Thrift shop til someone drops…

Taking in donations at a thrift store could only bring good fortune, right? That is, unless there’s more than secondhand treasures in those boxes…

Jessica Braun’s thrift shop is thriving, her first donations are coming in to resell, and the new neighborhood watch is a success. Add a date with an unexpected gentleman, and Jess’s first summer back in Minnesota is sweet as maple syrup.
But when donated collectibles are stolen, a local woman lands in deep water. The deputy is ready to let Jess help investigate when the quiet town is turned upside down with a shocking murder.
Can she solve a devious crime, and keep her neighborhood safe, in the face of real danger? (Amazon)

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A floating palace, an unruly appliance, and a killer on the loose…

When one of Irma’s friends asks for help vetting a potential suitor, she’s sure that a little digging into his past will do the trick. But after she discovers that a robotic appliance might be on a rampage in the almost-beau’s swanky houseboat community, she sets out to entice Violet into unravelling another technological snafu.

It takes some doing to properly motivate Violet, and even worse, a strange young man has been skulking around Irma’s house, alarming Mr. P, her furry sidekick. On top of that, there’s a new sheriff in town who’s been raising Irma’s hackles—along with her curiosity about what’s happened to Chief Pickle.

After a loved one is injured and a friend’s son is arrested for murder, Irma has to confront her idea of family—and what she’s willing to do to protect hers. Will she and her crime-fighting companions join forces to find a killer…or die trying? (Amazon)

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Set in Downton Abbey-era post-World War I England, this action-packed series from the USA Today bestselling author of the Lady Darby Mysteries is a treat for fans of Jacqueline Winspear and Susan Ella MacNeal.
 
“WWI buffs will love the in-depth historical detail.” –Publishers Weekly

March 1920: Life has turned unsettlingly quiet for former British Intelligence agent Verity Kent and her husband, Sidney. But even that false calm is about to end. As threats remain, the French authorities soon request Sidney’s help with a suspect who claims to have proof of treason—shortly before she is assassinated. And Verity, too, is called to investigate a mystery . . .
 
The murder of a Belgian lawyer aboard a train seems at first to be a simple case of revenge. But the victim was connected to British Intelligence, and possessed papers detailing the sinking of a gold-laden German ship during the war.
 
As Verity and Sidney dig deeper, they discover their cases are intertwined—and a lethal adversary persists. Officially, the Great War may be over, but this is a battle of nerves and wits they cannot afford to lose . . .
 
Praise for Anna Lee Huber’s Penny for Your Secrets

“A historical mystery to delight fans of Agatha Christie or Daphne du Maurier.” —Bookpage

“Stellar mystery . . . a great read for fans of the series and all who enjoy Downton Abbey-era fiction.” —Booklist
(Amazon)

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Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours–A Shot In The 80% Dark

A Shot in the 80% Dark (Bean to Bar Mysteries)
Cozy Mystery
4th in Series
Golden Tip Press (July 15, 2022)
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 268 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1952854148
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1952854149
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0B4FFZDWH

Purchase Links:  

Amazon    Barnes and Noble    Kobo   Apple Books

I’m so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for author Amber Royer and her new book A Shot In The 80% Dark. It is the fourth book in her Bean to Bark Mysteries.

A Shot in the 80% Dark (Bean to Bar Mysteries)
by Amber Royer

Just when I think that I cannot possibly love this series anymore we get a new one that just proves me wrong! A total must-read series. I totally loved it so I give it 5/5 stars
~Books A Plenty Book Reviews

My favorite cover so far! They just keep getting better. A Shot in the 80% Dark was a fun and charming read. For this reader, I am impatiently waiting for the next one. It will be fun to see how my hometown plays into the mystery.
~My Reading Journeys

Felicity Koerber’s bean to bar chocolate shop thriving. Despite everything she’s been through with the murders she’s helped solve, Felicity is ready to take on new challenges. So when a local museum offers her a contract to create a chocolate replica of a gigantic sailing ship sculpture for a gala celebrating Galveston’s history, she jumps at the chance to combine chocolate-crafting with art.

The project is fun – right up until there’s not just one but two dead artists on the scene, and Felicity has to change gears back to detective. Logan, Felicity’s business partner and previous bodyguard, and Arlo, Felicity’s ex who is now the cop investigating the case, are split on which victim they think was actually the intended one. Felicity may have to take some chances, both emotionally and in luring out a killer, to determine the truth.

Can she find out how Galveston’s history relates to the murders, unmask a killer, and prepare 2,000 chocolate desserts for the gala all at the same time?

Amber Royer writes the CHOCOVERSE comic telenovela-style foodie-inspired space opera series, and the BEAN TO BAR MYSTERIES. She is also the author of STORY LIKE A JOURNALIST: A WORKBOOK FOR NOVELISTS, which boils down her writing knowledge into an actionable plan involving over 100 worksheets to build a comprehensive story plan for your novel. She blogs about creative writing technique and all things chocolate at www.amberroyer.com. She also teaches creative writing and is an author coach. If you are very nice to her, she might make you cupcakes.  Chocolate cupcakes, of course.

Author Links

Website: http://www.amberroyer.com

Blog: http://amberroyer.com/blog/

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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Amber.Royer.Author/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoA_29HV2nPmRnox9LPVanw

Twitter: https://twitter.com/amber_royer

Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Amber-Royer/e/B00PFV4CGM

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8144619.Amber_Royer

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August 17 – Literary Gold – SPOTLIGHT

August 17 – Christy’s Cozy Corners – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

August 18 – Lady Hawkeye – SPOTLIGHT WITH EXCERPT

August 19 – #BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog – SPOTLIGHT

August 20 – FUONLYKNEW – SPOTLIGHT WITH EXCERPT

August 21 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST

August 22 – Maureen’s Musings – SPOTLIGHT

August 23 – My Reading Journeys – REVIEW  

August 24 – Celticlady’s Reviews – RECIPE RELATED POST

August 25 – Mysteries with Character – GUEST POST

August 26 – My Journey Back – RECIPE RELATED POST

August 27 – MJB Reviewers – SPOTLIGHT

August 28 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – SPOTLIGHT

August 29 – Sapphyria’s Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

August 30 – BookishKelly2020 – SPOTLIGHT  

August 30 – Baroness Book Trove – REVIEW

August 30 – I Read What You Write – CHARACTER GUEST POST

Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours–Something Fishy This Way Comes

Something Fishy This Way Comes (A Whit and Whiskers Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Setting –  Santa Catalina Island
Kensington (July 26, 2022)
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 240 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1496731077
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1496731074
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09KP3169L

Purchase Links – Amazon – B&N – Kobo – Google Play – IndieBound –

I’m so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for author Gabby Allan and her new book Something Fishy This Way Comes . It is the second book in her A Whit and Whiskers Mystery.

Something Fishy This Way Comes (A Whit and Whiskers Mystery)
by Gabby Allan

I enjoyed turning the pages and following the twists and turns. This was a fun read!
~My Reading Journeys

If you’re looking for a new cozy mystery series with a beautiful setting, give Whit and Whiskers a try.
~Christy’s Cozy Corners

The mystery is contained in this book, but it’s so much more fun to read book #1 and get to know the characters better. A fun, suspenseful page turner. Yes, there is a cat involved too! I hope a third book will be coming out soon!
~Socrates’ Book Reviews

Take in the wild beauty of Santa Catalina Island with tour guide and eclectic gift shop owner Whitney Dagner. On the itinerary: dramatic Pacific coastlines, diverse marine life, and murder!

Since returning home from mainland California and finding her groove with the family tourism business, Whitney Dagner’s daily routine has become a wonderfully chaotic adventure. She and her nimble kitty, Whiskers, often find themselves at the center of the action on Catalina, from staged treasure hunts to gossipy birdwatchers. But before Whit can get too comfortable in the place where she grew up, a gift shop order leads to a stunning discovery—someone’s dead body . . .

One of Whit’s best boat tour client’s, Leo Franklin was young and newly engaged when he unceremoniously took his own life. Only it doesn’t seem like that’s what really happened—not after the suspicious activity displayed by his family’s old rivals at the scene of his death. As a bitter, generations-long feud between Leo’s kin and the local Ahern clan comes to a head, Whit and her police diver not-so-ex-boyfriend must lead a dangerous investigation into years of scandal and bad blood to figure out who’s innocent . . . and who’s covering a killer’s tracks.

After writing plays for her friends to act out as a kid, bad poetry in high school, and her high school Alma Mater song, GABBY ALLAN finally found her true passion—cozy mysteries. Being able to share her world with readers, one laugh at a time, and touch people’s hearts with her down-to-earth characters makes for the best job ever. This California girl now lives with her husband, daughter, and two insane dogs in Central Pennsylvania where she is hard at work on her next novel.

Author Links

Website – http://www.gabbyallan.com

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

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August 18 – Sapphyria’s Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

August 19 – My Reading Journeys – REVIEW

August 19 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT

August 20 – eBook Addicts – SPOTLIGHT

August 21 – I’m All About Books – SPOTLIGHT

August 22 – Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers – CHARACTER GUEST POST

August 23 – FUONLYKNEW – SPOTLIGHT

August 23 – Christy’s Cozy Corners – REVIEW

August 24 – Maureen’s Musings  – SPOTLIGHT

August 25 – Socrates Book Reviews – REVIEW

August 25 – Baroness Book Trove – SPOTLIGHT

August 26 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

August 26 – MJB Reviewers – SPOTLIGHT

August 27 – #BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog – SPOTLIGHT

August 27 – Reading Is My SuperPower – REVIEW

August 28 – The Mystery Section – GUEST POST

August 29 – Sneaky the Library Cat’s blog -CHARACTER INTERVIEW

August 30 – Cozy Up With Kathy – REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST

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

Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours–Concession Stand Crimes

Concession Stand Crimes: The Ballpark Mysteries
Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Setting – Abington, MA
Pandamoon Publishing (June 22, 2022)
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 190 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1950627519
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1950627516
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09VGHRQYP

Purchase Links: Amazon –  Nicole Asselin Writer 

I’m so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for author Nicole Asselin and her new book Concession Stand Crimes. It is the second book in her The Ballpark Mysteries. it was a good book.

HOTDOG, CRACKERJACK, BEER, and MURDER. PLAY BALL!

MADELINE BOUCHER is still reeling from her first few weeks of working for her family’s Independent League Baseball Team, the Abington Armadillos. She found a dead body and survived a kidnapping before finally clearing her brother of a murder. She didn’t think anything could be as dramatic as that, but she was wrong.

Her parents have given her more responsibility in running ballpark events in the hopes that they could retire and leave the team in her hands. Her brother is moving on to the big leagues, so this is her time to shine. Her first task? Deal with a concession stand kerfuffle. Redmond Brewery heiress, Alaska Redmond, storms her way into the ballpark making demands.

The next day, the son of the concession’s manager finds Redmond’s body in one of the beer stands along the ballpark concourse. Again, Madeline finds herself immersed in an investigation. While the suspects start piling up, including a promising young player on the team, Madeline knows she must get involved. With the help of Davis, her new love interest and head of the security department, she delves deeper into the death of the heiress.

Trying to run team events, solve a murder, and have a normal life take their toll as Madeline comes to depend on those in her baseball-loving community, including Bronia, her old family friend who runs a garden center and helps her make sense of things. She even chances a psychic for advice while at a Salem Warlock’s away game. Will anyone help her untangle the mess of suspects including the victim’s family?

Can she clear the name of the Abington Armadillos and start focusing on the season?

Review:

The characters are well rounded and well developed.  Madeline has been given more responsibilities with the minor league team, the Abington Armadillos.  But before she has a chance to do very much, another body  is found.  Now she has to be involved with finding the  murderer along with all of her other duties.  With the help of her family and friends she will have to figure out the culprit.

The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read.  The author is talented in her descriptive writing and that helped pull me into the story from the very beginning.  The mystery was well plotted and I was not sure who the killer was until it was revealed at the end.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery.  I really enjoyed this book because it involved something that I love–baseball.

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

Nicole Asselin spent her formative high school years in the middle of Pennsylvania but always identified with her New England roots. Nicole’s family is originally from Connecticut, and her Grandpa Asselin introduced her to the Red Sox nation where she has been a member for her whole life and her Grandma Asselin introduced her to the world of mystery novels. Now those two loves are combined into her new Ballpark Mystery series.

Nicole graduated from Curry College in Milton Mass with a degree in English/Creative Writing, minoring in Dance in 2004. She also attended George Mason University and received a Master’s in Arts Management. She worked in the Government sector for over ten years before transitioning to Healthcare. Now working just outside of Boston as a Technical Writer, she lives on the South Shore of Massachusetts with her three cats Julia, Jacques, and Madeline (no relation to the main character of her book).

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August 24 – Ascroft, eh? – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

August 25 – MJB Reviewers – REVIEW

August 25 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

August 25 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – REVIEW

August 26 – Baroness Book Trove – SPOTLIGHT – REVIEW AT A LATER DATE

August 26 – Sapphyria’s Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

August 27 – Lady Hawkeye – SPOTLIGHT  

August 27 –I’m All About Books – SPOTLIGHT

August 28 – FUONLYKNEW – SPOTLIGHT

August 28 – Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers – GUEST POST

August 29 – #BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog – SPOTLIGHT

August 29 – Maureen’s Musings – SPOTLIGHT

August 29 – Cozy Up With Kathy – CHARACTER GUEST POST

August 30 – BookishKelly2020 – SPOTLIGHT  

August 30 – Christy’s Cozy Corners – GUEST POST

August 30 – Mysteries with Character – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

Dial M For Mousse

Dial M For Mousse
Emergency Dessert Squad Mystery, Book #3
Laura Bradford
5 Stars

Synopsis:

Murder takes the cake in an irresistible Emergency Dessert Squad mystery from the national bestselling author of The Silence of the Flans.
The Emergency Dessert Squad business is booming, with owner and baker Winnie Johnson working overtime to satisfy the emergency cravings of Silver Lake, Ohio. Her latest order, a plate of motivational desserts for an artists’ retreat, is just what she needs to keep her mind off her own relationship woes.
But Winnie’s problems seem like trifles when she discovers the body of retreat owner Sally Dearfield mere inches away from five oh-so-eccentric and viable suspects. Now, this baking detective must uncover the inspiration behind Sally’s murder before another creative genius is iced.
RECIPES INCLUDED (Goodreads)

Review:

The characters are well developed and well rounded. Winnie is a hard worker who loves her job, running the Emergency Dessert Squad. She loves to create desserts for people who are in need of a pick-me up, a celebration or just because. She also loves her naming sessions with her best friend Renee and all of her elderly neighbors and friends. Some of the dessert names that they come up with are so clever and funny.

The author is very talented in her character development and in her descriptive writing. Through much of the book I felt like I was right there, watching all of the action taking place and listening in on conversations. The writing style flows smoothly,the pace moves along at a great speed and the book is an easy read.

The mystery was well plotted and kept me guessing until the end. With enough suspects to consider and clues to sift through, it was a mystery not easily solved.

I would recommend this book and series to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy. The premise of the book is unique, the characters are lovable and the mystery is first rate. What’s not to like?

I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for a honest review. I would like to thank NetGalley and Berkley Publishing for the opportunity to read and review this book.

New Releases For The Week Of August 21st, 2022–Part 3

Detective Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus return to Los Angeles when a kidnapping hits close to home—in this breathtaking new thriller from New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman.

Peter and his partner, Detective Tyler McAdams, are thrown into an unsolved case and propelled into action when a body is found in the very woods where a man previously went missing in upstate New York.

But that’s not the only crisis that Peter has to deal with.

Teresa McLaughlin, the biological mother of Peter and his wife Rina’s foster son, Gabe, has fled to Los Angeles with her two children in tow, hoping to avoid a court injunction amid a messy divorce. But LA is no escape from her problems—she is found by ruthless men and beaten mercilessly. When she wakes, barely conscious, Teresa discovers that both of her children are gone and frantically calls Gabe for help.

With his mother on the verge of death, Gabe contacts Peter and Rina, as well as his biological father, the notorious Christopher Donatti, a former hit man from a known criminal family who’s now a millionaire in Nevada. By bringing Donatti into the fray, Gabe, Peter, and Rina know they have made a deal with the devil—but they may not be able to recover the kids without him.

As these unlikely allies rally to find the kidnappers before things end tragically, they race headlong toward an explosive confrontation from which no one will emerge unscathed… (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook

One Missing Actor. A Half-Dozen Aging Hippies. One Surfer Mother With A Concussion

When an actor fails to show up for the first day of filming, the film’s director hires LA private eye Carla Mattucci to find the missing actor. A straightforward case soon turns perplexing as Carla chases leads that take her to some of the oddest places. And the clock is ticking. She insists that she will only search for the missing man for forty-eight hours, then she’ll turn the case over to the police, something her client would like to avoid.

Desert communes, giant dinosaur statues, aging hippies, and evil clowns are all in a day’s work on this case. Not to mention her concussed surfer mother who must stay glued to Carla for two days. Doctor’s orders.

With plenty of quirky characters and humor, intriguing whodunits, and an exotic setting, THE PRIVATE EYE TO THE STARS mysteries will delight lovers of cozy mysteries! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Mixed media and mixed messages…

When I take time off from my day job to help my friend Margaret with a mosaic at her steampunk-themed tearoom, I never expect to get embroiled in another murder investigation.

Make that two murder investigations. As my bestie PJ would say, “Are you kidding me?”

Worse, the investigations are hitting a little close to home: PJ’s beloved cousin Del has, um, less-than-cordial relationships with both victims and is emerging as the prime suspect.

Although I have no trouble envisioning how to marry photographs, ribbons, and paints into a harmonious whole, I can’t wrap my head around these conflicting facts and feelings. Could my instincts be so wrong? Could PJ’s bearded cinnamon roll of a cousin really be a cold-blooded killer? The evidence says yes, but my intuition says no.

Why isn’t distinguishing truth from lies as easy as separating buttons from beads? If I mention my suspicions to PJ, it could destroy our friendship. But if Del is guilty, PJ could be the next victim.

Uh uh. Nope. Over my dead body.

Although, at the rate things are going? Maybe that’s a poor choice of words…

Mixed Media is the second in the Crafty Sleuth humorous cozy mysteries, featuring edge-of-forty, plus-sized African American mechanical engineer Tash Van Buren—aka the Craft Whisperer—and her best friend, PJ Purdy. Count on creative crafts, fabulous fashion, and brisk banter—embellished with a pinch of mild profanity and peril. (Amazon)

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Sage Gardens comes with idyllic surroundings, unlikely friendships, and a dead body at the puzzle table…

Samantha, Jo, Eddy and Walt, are enjoying life in Sage Gardens, the seemingly idyllic retirement community. But it turns out that retirement never has a dull moment.

When quirky Walt finds a dead body, the four friends jump headfirst into the investigation. They soon discover that the victim has a checkered past and some shady acquaintances.

Walt becomes fixated on what he believes is vital evidence. Is he just being his usual obsessive self? Or has he discovered the clue that will crack the case?

Determined to find the murderer the ‘Sage Gardens Sleuths’ use their varied skills, so that Walt can put his mind to rest and the residents of Sage Gardens can rest easy once again. Will they manage to solve the puzzling murder before one of them becomes the next victim?

Puzzles Can Be Deadly is the fifteenth novel in the fast paced Sage Gardens Cozy Mystery Series by USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author Cindy Bell. If you like astute amateur sleuths, strong friendships and quirky characters, you will love this page-turning cozy mystery that will keep you glued to the page. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

When a body is found at Janice’s yoga studio, Eliza and the gang are on the case. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

A Vicious Killer is on the Loose in Pine Ridge…
The Murder Map Mystery: A Tansy & Hank Pet Psychic Cozy Mystery

In this new mystery, Tansy and her friends stumble upon a murder during the Pine Ridge Pioneer Days celebration. The killer clearly doesn’t want Tansy to figure out who committed the crime, but she’s determined to get to the bottom of things. The investigation leads her down some unexpected paths and ultimately reveals a complicated web of secrets.

Get ready for a suspense story with intrigue, secrets, and plenty of danger that readers will engage in trying to solve along with Tansy.

This is a classic whodunit with plenty of suspects and lots of twists and turns to keep you guessing. Who did it? What dark secrets will be revealed?

And with time running out…

Will Tansy be able to solve the case before the murderer can silence her?

Who would be the next victim?

Tansy is determined to solve the crime and catch the murderer, even if he or she is trying to stop her. This mystery is full of suspense and surprises, keeping readers on their toes until the very end.

Click the “add to cart” button to get your copy now! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Hiding her true identity is difficult… but not as hard as catching a killer.

As Samantha Jones, a former daytime television star, tries to assimilate into the small community of Heywood, her life is upended when her friend, Gina, is arrested for murdering her abusive ex-husband.

Even though every shred of evidence points at Gina being the true killer, Sam can’t believe her friend would murder one of the most hated men in town. As her search for the real killer eventually peters out and Sam’s ready to declare Gina guilty, a turn of events leads her down an unexpected path.

But will this path lead Sam to the real killer, or will an innocent person rot in prison for the rest of her life? (Amazon)

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