Review of Dark Chocolate Demise

Dark Chocolate Demise

Cupcake Bakery Mystery Book #7

Jenn McKinlay

5 Stars


The New York Times bestselling Cupcake Bakery Mysteries bake up sweet surprises, but as the series continues, Mel and Angie are in for a fresh batch of trouble…

Scottsdale, Arizona, may not be the liveliest place on earth, but it’s never been as dead as this. Hundreds of fans have gathered together for the first annual Old Town Zombie Walk, and Mel, Angie, and the Fairy Tale Cupcake crew are donning their best undead attire to sell some horror-themed desserts to the hungry hordes.

But the fun turns to fright when Mel finds a real dead body in a prop casket outside of the bakery’s truck—and the corpse looks alarmingly like a zombie of their own. Knowing that Joe, Angie’s brother and Mel’s former flame, has been working on a dangerous mob case, Mel worries that the murder is a hit gone wrong and that someone near and dear was the real target. To keep any of her friends from winding up six feet under, Mel will do whatever it takes to find a killer—no matter how scary things get…



The characters are well rounded and well developed.  Mel and Angie are involved in the first annual Old Time Zombie Walk. They are supplying horror-themed desserts for the event.  When someone is killed at their display, Mel and Angie have to figure out who the killer is and why they did the dirty deed.  

The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and these descriptions pulled me into the story from the very beginning.  The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read.  The mystery was well plotted and there were enough clues to sift through and suspects to consider and was not easily solved. 

I would highly recommend this book (and series) to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery.  Be sure you give this series a try, you will be glad you did.

Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours–Summer Camp Culprit

Summer Camp Culprit: A Short Romantic Cozy Mystery
Cozy Mystery
Setting – Michigan
Independently Published (May 11, 2022)
Print length ‏ : ‎ 66 pages
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0B174X5TM

I’m so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for author C. K. Fyfe and her new book Summer Camp Culprit. It is A Short Romantic Cozy Mystery.


Summer Camp Culprit: A Short Romantic Cozy Mystery
by C.K. Fyfe

This quick reading novella is a story about putting closure to your youth! There is some healing, and answers, and then a mystery! Answers come, and the journey and oh so many surprises
~Maureen’s Musings

I’m skeptical whenever I am going to read a short story. Anything less than 100 pages, and I wonder how in the world the author is going to pull it all together for a cohesive, enjoyable story. But C.K. Fyfe certainly accomplished that with Summer Camp Culprit.
~Brooke Blogs

If you’re looking for a quick evening read that’s part light mystery, part clean romance, part nostalgia, and fully entertaining then you need to pick up a copy of Summer Camp Culprit by C.K. Fyfe.
~Reading is my Superpower

If you’re ready for a light and fun cozy short story, pick up Summer Camp Culprit. You’ll really enjoy it!
~Christy’s Cozy Corners

This is a sweet, short cozy mystery. It’s a quick read with fun characters. For a short story, there is quite a bit of story packed into it. It’s an entertaining mystery that keeps you guessing.
~Socrates’ Book Reviews

Camp Starfall is closing. But that doesn’t mean the past is going with it.

Despite her misgivings, Lindsey returns to the campground she last left as a broken-hearted teen. She’s determined to spend Camp Starfall’s farewell weekend focusing on the good memories she has of her time as a camper. But fate has other plans.

Lindsey’s teenage sweetheart Tyler shows up, stirring up feelings in her that had long lain dormant. Too bad she doesn’t have time to dwell on him. Someone is breaking into the cabins, and if she doesn’t find the culprit, more than her heart will be at stake.

C.K. Fyfe has always enjoyed a good mystery. Fyfe’s childhood love of Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys led to a grown-up love of writing cozy mysteries with quirky, funny, and kindhearted characters. Fyfe lives in “The Wolverine State.” Much like wolverines, Fyfe’s villains have vicious dispositions, but the clever sleuths know how to tame their foes’ tempers.

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New Releases For The Week Of September 25, 2022–Part 4

The residents of Baker’s Rise are on tour in this seventh story in the popular mystery series. Of course, the book is jam packed with the usual cosy humour and unexpected happenings which make these stories so popular!

A honeymoon in Yorkshire was just what Flora needed – it’s a shame that nothing regarding the trip has gone to plan. If three’s a crowd, then what’s four?

With a feathery stowaway, an unexpected heatwave and a mix-up with rooms, it’s fair to say that the holiday doesn’t start well!

Flora tries to make the best of it, but when a lifeless body turns up after the hotel’s baking class, it’s not only romance that’s dead!

There’s seemingly no love in the air on this visit to Lillymouth – instead, the foul stench of death and false accusations. Can Flora and her friends uncover the real murderer or will only three be returning to Baker’s Rise?

Packed with twists and turns, colourful characters and a surprise arrival or two, this new mystery will certainly leave you hungry for more!

Contains a tasty parkin recipe!

Note from the author: Since the same quirky cast of characters feature in each installment of the Baker’s Rise Mysteries, the books are best enjoyed when read in order! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

A pretty mask hides a wealth of sins …

When her perennial screw up brother is accused of murdering a local podcaster during a Halloween party, former sheriff’s deputy Holly Daye plunges into the investigation and uncovers a decades old secret along with a killer who will do anything to keep the past buried, including putting Holly six feet under.

Come on down to Sanctuary Bay, South Carolina a small Lowcountry town full of quirky Southerners running amok, an English Bulldog that sniffs out a heap of trouble, and a snarky heroine that tries to keep the crazy confined to the boundaries of Noble County. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Antique clocks, new loved ones, and ancient secrets…

On Valentine’s Day, Winifred Page-Lopez escapes the gossip and town drama to retreat into the mystery room of the Cozy Corgi Bookshop and Bakery, with a crackling fire, a favorite romance, and her corgi, Watson—one-part love, one-part curmudgeon—snuggled beside her.

But how can Fred ignore past hurts and betrayals when the players from her old life are setting up shop in Estes Park, turning Elkhorn Avenue into a chessboard? Plenty of dirty chais and Katie’s scrumptious pop tarts, along with Leo’s love and Watson’s snores, bring some comfort.

The pink-and-red heart decorations are barely down in the Cozy Corgi, when a local socialite’s murder pulls Fred from her hibernation. The clock is running, and a trail of clues and misdirection reveal secrets new and old. To solve this murder, Fred must outwit an enemy and uncover a new betrayal. What she learns along the way could shake her world, or steady it.

Secrets don’t age, and the past—with all its joys, sorrows, guilt, and grudges—can be crushing in its truths… or freeing.

(This culinary cozy mystery includes a recipe for romantic strawberry pop tarts.) (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

A disabled vampire who runs a pet boutique? Impossible. Unless, of course, everything you’ve been told about vampires is a lie…

You’d think Arteria Falls, Colorado would be riddled with dead bodies considering its vampire population, but Josie and her fellow vampires live peacefully in their little hidden town. Josie is just an average resident running a pet boutique while managing her disability until her best customer is murdered…in her friend’s bakery.

Stunned to hear that the kindhearted baker is now the prime suspect in the murder, Josie must resurrect the investigation skills she acquired while working for her grandfather’s P.I. business to help clear her friend’s name. But as she unravels the web of lies and secrets woven around the victim, it becomes clear a killer more devious than Dracula himself is on the loose. Josie fears her pained joints might give up before she can stop them.

With more suspects on the list than Josie has working joints, can Arteria Falls’ only P.I. catch the killer before they claim another victim?

If you like cozy towns, vivacious vampires, and charming canine companions, then you’ll love Elle Wren Burke’s fangtastic mystery.

Sharpen your fangs and buy A Fang to Remember today! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Death On the Cliffs

Pelican Cove is preparing for the fall festival. A British Lord is in residence at Cliffside, the abandoned mansion by the bluffs. Jenny is hired to cater a party for the august company. When one of them is found dead below the cliffs on a stormy morning, the police dismiss it as an accident. But Jenny is not convinced.

Can the faithful old butler help her unmask the killer?

Meanwhile, efforts are underway to raise money for the Equine Rescue Center. The town stalwarts are at war and Heather might be in love again. Molly’s life takes a difficult turn.

Join Jenny and the Magnolias as they solve yet another baffling death in the small beach town of Pelican Cove.

If you like clean cozy mysteries featuring strong heroines, small town life, yummy food and twists and turns that keep you guessing till the end, you will love Biscuits and Butlers. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Amelia and Alder’s baby has finally arrived. Alder’s former family friends come to town to see the baby at the same time Camino releases a set of dinosaur onesies.
Sure enough, somebody is murdered. The culprit does not stick out like a saur thumb. Add that to sleeplessness, and Amelia is soon a nervous rex.
With all the distractions, can Amelia and friends solve the murder? You can bet Jurassican!

Baby Spells Trouble is Book 16 in The Kitchen Witch series from USA Today Bestselling author, Morgana Best (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Grab some pumpkin spice and your favorite cozy sweater. Coldlake Creek’s annual Harvest Festival means corn maze races, carnival rides, and murder!

During Coldlake Creek’s annual Harvest Festival, amateur sleuth Elsie Cromwell and many of the small town’s residents are nearly injured or worse when a carnival ride goes rogue, spinning out of control. But, with no carnival worker at the helm of the ride, quick thinking by Sheriff Bennie Campbell saves everyone when he pulls the emergency stop handle, bringing the ride to a slow but ultimately safe stop.

Curious about why the carnival worker had abandoned his post, Bennie and Elsie discover the answer quickly: he’s dead behind the Fresh Cut Fries stand with a knife in his back. And the mystery doesn’t stop there. Elsie soon stumbles upon a second body in the nearby cornfield!

Two victims, no suspects, and a carnival crew that will soon leave town unless someone finds evidence to keep them around, Elsie dives right into trying to solve the crimes. With a return by the cranky Detective Mickey Cross and Elsie’s spunky Persian cat, Ella, this will be the most challenging mystery to solve, to date, for Elsie and her crew, Oliver Hoyt and Governor Jack Ellis. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Rachel Prince can’t escape murder. Even in exotic India…

When an ambitious group of pharmaceutical researchers board the Coral Queen and one of them dies, Rachel Prince has another murder on her hands…

Rachel’s has a lot on her mind when she joins the luxurious Coral Queen for the Indian leg of its world voyage. She’s delighted to meet up with newlyweds, Sarah and Jason who have rejoined the ship to work, but something is troubling the two of them.

In Mumbai, Rachel meets a few of the world’s leading young researchers before they begin the cruise. The stakes are high. One of the researchers will leave with a lucrative promotion. A promotion someone might kill for…

With the CEO and PR advisor from Rejuvenescence Pharma watching the team’s every move, they are tasked with repairing a dysfunctional team, whilst showing enough fortitude to get the sought after position.

The ambitious young researchers have to demonstrate people-skills. Something they struggle with, and leadership, which they all think they have, during the exotic voyage.

With each one vying to be the next research director and impress the CEO, or more importantly her PR advisor, they lock horns. But is one of them desperate enough for the job to commit murder? That’s what Rachel needs to find out while dealing with her own issues. If there’s a murderer among them, the candidate shortlist might get shorter…
Can Rachel unmask the killer before someone else’s anchor drops forever? Get this title today to find out. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle


Holly Day, aka Twitch the Witch, has a target on her back.

When Cody Pendant, a black market occult dealer, is murdered, no-one is surprised. Cody was a fraud and a conman who had ripped off almost everyone he’d ever done business with. When her address is found on his body, Holly is convinced the killer is closing in. On her.

Deciding life is better if you’re living, she makes plans. Big plans. Plans such as renovating her house. Baking bread. And exploring exactly why her heart skips more than a beat whenever the sexiest lawman she’s ever seen is near.

But first she needs to figure out if Cody’s killer is the same supernatural assassin out to get her. Easy, right? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Could Lou be falling right into the killer’s trap?

Louisa’s first fall in Button is everything she hoped it would be: corn mazes, pumpkin patches, quirky town traditions, and beautiful foliage. The only unexpected thing: a dead body found in a pile of colorful leaves.

When Lou starts getting cryptic text messages about the murder, she’s wary, to say the least. Are the clues from the murderer baiting her into a trap? Or are they from someone who truly wants to help? When Lou is targeted as a suspect in the case, she may not have a choice but to listen. The mystery texter might be the only one who can help prove her innocence.

Dear reader, if you love rescue cats, goats who wear pajamas, and a cozy bookstore, you’re going to love this new series by Eryn Scott. Hold on to your hats. The town of Button is as cute as they come, but that doesn’t mean it’s free of murder. These books are clean with no foul language or gore. Each book and mystery stands alone. Curl up under a cozy blanket, cuddle with a cat (or two), and come join Lou as she solves mysteries in the town of Button. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

New Releases For The Week Of September 25th, 2022–Part 3

It’s time for a homespun holiday—until a crafty culprit weaves murder into the festivities. . .

Slay bells ring when the body of Arborville High School’s beloved art teacher (and annual Christmas card designer), Karma Karling, is discovered on the first day of the Holiday Craft Fair . . .
Now, Pamela Paterson and the Knit and Nibble crew must swap swatching for sleuthing in order to put a Christmas killer on ice.

Previously published in Christmas Card Murder (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Previously published in Christmas Cocoa Murder
Someone is dreaming of a calm and cozy Christmas, but a killer has different plans for the holidays . . .

Siobhán O’Sullivan’s hopes for a quiet Irish Christmas are dashed when the local Santa turns up dead in a carnival dunk tank of hot cocoa. Now instead of hunting down holiday gifts, Siobhán is pursuing a heartless killer . . .
It seems the dead Santa was no angel either, stealing neighborhood dogs to guide his sleigh. But was it his holiday antics—or worse—that led to his death by chocolate? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Previously published in Yule Log Murder

Christmases in coastal Maine can seem picture perfect—until murder ruins the scenery . . .

Hayley Powell’s holidays aren’t off to a very merry start. Not only has her daughter brought Conner—an infuriatingly perfect new beau—home to Bar Harbor, but a local troublemaker has been found dead with traces of her signature Yule log cake on his body. As Conner becomes the prime murder suspect, Hayley must put aside her mixed feelings to identify the real killjoy. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Stocking stuffers like handknit scarves make the coziest of Christmas gifts—unless they’re used as accessories for murder!

When grinchy thefts steal the good cheer at a local nursing home, Siobhan O’Sullivan manages to identify one missing item before Kilbane, Ireland’s Christmas tractor parade—a hideous shamrock scarf wrapped around a very dead body. Now, with her holiday farmhouse bash approaching, Siobhan must dash to stop a deadly Secret Santa from gifting another unwanted surprise.

It’s beginning to taste a lot like Christmas at Pans ‘N Pancakes, as twelve days of menu specials dazzle hungry locals. But the festivities go cold the instant a diner dies while knitting a brilliant green scarf. With Aunt Adele tied into a murder investigation, it’s all on Robbie Jordan to find out who’s really been naughty or nice in South Lick, Indiana.
Suspects pile up faster than New Jersey snow when frosty-tempered Carys Walnutt is found strangled by a handmade scarf auctioned at Arborville’s tree-lighting ceremony. Between a winning bidder hiding behind the alias “S. Claws” and a victim who deserved coal in her stocking, can Pamela Paterson and the crafty Knit and Nibble ladies freeze a killer’s merry murder plot? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook

Dorothy Howell returns to the Kensington Cozy Mystery program with the first in a new crafting cozy series focusing on the members of a Sewing Studio.

Abbey Chandler needs a new start and a place to escape, so Hideaway Grove, where she spent her childhood summers, seems like a perfect choice. Once there, she takes up a rewarding new hobby—but also gets tangled up in a hit-and-run homicide . . .

Abbey has barely arrived in the quaint, quiet town of Hideaway Grove before things turn from blissful to bloody—as the new librarian is mowed down by a car. The only witness on the scene isn’t much help, aside from handing Abbey the bag of books dropped by the victim. Even worse, the sheriff’s office seizes Abbey’s car because of a suspicious dent in the right front fender.
While she waits for the problem to be sorted out, Abbey is drawn into a charity sewing project—even though she can’t tell a bobbin from a seam ripper. Before she knows it, she’s graduating from pillowcase dresses to aprons, setting up a studio in a back room of her aunt’s bakery, and making plans to participate in the upcoming craft fair.
But through it all, she keeps looking for patterns and possible conflicts in the late librarian’s personal, professional, and romantic life. Then a shocking discovery sends her in a new direction, and as the truth begins to unspool, she’s got a notion about who’s guilty . . . (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook


Things are going from gouda to bad to ugly for cheesemonger Willa Bauer in Gone for Gouda.

Yarrow Glen’s newest cheese shop, Curds & Whey, has a lot on its plate, but cheesemonger Willa Bauer relishes a challenge. There’s a float to build for the fall festival, plus the French-inspired cheese shop is playing host to celebrity vegan chef Phoebe Winston. But when photos surface that prove this vegan influencer is, in fact, a carnivore, things crumble faster than any cheese on the market: Phoebe is murdered. Willa’s employee, the affable Archie, was the last one to see Phoebe alive and the first person the police suspect. To clear his name Willa must uncover who’s been up to no gouda… (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook

Jessica Fletcher meets Tim Burton in this creative and witty cozy mystery series from Liz Ireland, filled with unconventional characters, year-round Christmas cheer, and a unique heroine who’s married to the real-life Santa Claus!

April Claus has grown to love her new North Pole home almost as much as she loves her husband, Nick—Santa himself. But even in Christmastown, the holidays can be murder…
April Claus is getting an early gift for her second Christmas in Santaland. Her dear friend, Claire, is visiting from Oregon, and April hopes to show off her adoptive country at its cozy, glittering best. But when the annual ice sculpture contest is derailed by a kamikaze drone-deer, it’s just the first in a series of un-festive events…
Drone-deer, created by inventor elf Blinky Brightlow, are none too popular with the genuine, flesh-and-hoof kind, who are currently on strike. With no reindeer games to keep them in shape, Nick worries they may get too chunky to pull his sleigh come Christmas. Now Blinky is missing, his girlfriend, Juniper, is under suspicion, and between rogue reindeer and conniving elves, all of Santaland seems to have gone sugarplum-crazy. Add a dash of murder to the mix, and suddenly April is battling not just to clear Juniper’s name, but to save herself from being put on ice—permanently… (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Have yourself a DEADLY little Christmas.
Celebrate the holidays with mistletoe, mayhem, and murder. Join your favorite authors as they cozy up by the fire with twelve festive short mysteries that feature treasured holiday traditions. Serve up a slice of fatal fruitcake and deck the halls with danger, because the holiday season has never been so much fun.

This original collection is available for a limited time only, so grab your copy today.

A Pickle in a Pear Tree by Erin Scoggins
Mistletoe and Murder by Dianne Ascroft
O Deadly Night by Estelle Richards
Larceny and Gingerbread Lattes by Justine Maxwell
…and more! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Take a trip to Compass Cove, an enchanted town full of magic and mayhem…

Zora Wick isn’t sleeping well, and when a new string of magical murders starts happening across town her insomnia only gets worse. How can someone drown in a room without water? There’s new dark magic in town, and no one knows the answers.

To make matters more complicated the elusive family matriarch, Grandmother Liza, has turned up with a list of magical ingredients that need finding for an important ritual. The task already seems complicated and dangerous, and then Zora does some digging and comes to a conclusion: Liza is lying about something, but what?

There’s also a surprise new addition to the family coven, one that comes with teenage trouble and a classic adolescent temper. Zora’s about to find out that being the adult in the room isn’t as easy as it looks. There’s only one thing sassier than a talking cat, and that’s a teenage girl.

And as always there’s plenty more to keep her busy: rendezvousing with her criminally insane father, a treasure hunt chock full of mind-bending clues, and finding out how to deal with wild centaurs without being abducted and made into a bride.

Of course, there’s bakery to run too, but with shocking secrets waiting to be discovered it’s just a drop in the ocean. And just who the heck is Alonso Rhubarb anyway? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

A redecorated dream house.
A bottle of wine.
A dead designer.
But did the murderer kill the wrong person?

When the new owners arrive to meet the designer they hired in the small town they’ve just moved to for a “reveal” of what she’s done with the house, things don’t quite go as planned. Their initial excitement leads to horror when they find the body of their designer on the living room floor, clearly dead. And three glasses on the dining room table, one of which is now empty.

Sheriff Davis and Brigid encounter one false lead after another in their search for the murderer. Brigid begins to wonder if the killer got the right person. Then it becomes a search not only for the murderer, but a search to find out if someone else had been targeted, and if so, who?

This is the 21st book in the Cottonwood Springs Cozy Mystery Series by a USA Today Bestselling Author. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle



New Releases For The Week of September 25, 2022–Part 2

From Agatha-awarding winning author Maddie Day comes the latest novel in her Cozy Capers Book Group Mystery series set in a picturesque Cape Cod town, where resourceful bike-shop owner Mackenzie “Mac” Almeida” tackles a cold case with the help of her fellow book club sleuths—a treat for fans of fresh, clever, cozy mysteries and those who love Lorna Barrett’s Booktown series.
ʼTis the day after Christmas, following a wicked-busy time of year for Mac’s bike shop. It’s just as well her Cozy Capers Book Group’s new pick is a nerve-soothing coloring book mystery, especially when she has last-minute wedding planning to do. But all pre-wedding jitters fade into the background when Mac and her fiancé, Tim, begin a cottage renovation project and open up a wall to find a skeleton—sitting on a stool, dressed in an old-fashioned bridal gown . . .
As Mac delves into the decades-old mystery with the help of librarian Flo and her book group, she discovers a story of star-crossed lovers and feuding families worthy of the bard himself. Yet this tale has a modern-day villain still lurking in Mac’s quaint seaside town, ready to make this a murderous New Year’s Eve . . .
Includes Recipes! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook

Seeing double is murder!

If one wedding is good, a double wedding is better! Rosa and Miguel agree that walking down the aisle with Bill and Carlotta solves a lot of social and familial problems, but the drama is notched up when a dead body arrives with dessert!

Don’t miss this final installment of a Rosa Reed Mystery series where Rosa finally gets her happily ever after.

The Rosa Reed Mystery series in order:

Murder at High Tide
Murder on the Boardwalk
Murder at the Bomb Shelter
Murder on Location
Murder at the Races
Murder at the Dude Ranch
Murder in London
Murder at the Fiesta
Murder at the Weddings (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

ʼTis the season to indulge in hot chocolate and irresistible holiday treats—until too much of a good thing turns downright deadly . . .

When local businessman Jed Greenberg is found dead with a Chocolate lab whimpering over his body, the police start sniffing around Robbie Jordan’s country restaurant for answers. Was it something in Robbie’s hot cocoa that killed Jed, or was it Cocoa, the dog . . . ?
As the suspects pile as high as her holiday tree, Robbie attempts to get to the bottom of the sickly-sweet murder . . .

Previously published in Christmas Cocoa Murder  (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Audiobook

Previously published in Yule Log Murder

Few things are as sweet as Christmas in coastal Maine. The only thing that can spoil the fun is murder . . .

Realizing she can’t make a decent Bûche de Noël to save her life, Julia Snowden enlists the help of her eccentric neighbor, Mrs. St. Onge, in hopes of mastering the dessert for Christmas. With everyone in the old woman’s circle missing or deceased, however, it’s up to Julia to stop the deadly tidings before she’s the next Busman’s Harbor resident to meet a not-so-jolly fate. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

 USA Today bestselling author Sally Goldenbaum continues her beloved Seaside Knitters Society mysteries set in the “idyllic world” (Publishers Weekly) of a small Massachusetts coastal community—rich in friendship and “full of suspense and human warmth” (The Washington Book Review)

  • Includes a knitting pattern *

The Christmas trees are up, the Seaside Knitters are crafting warm and beautiful gifts for the holidays, and friends and families are gathering in picturesque Sea Harbor, Massachusetts—a place where traditions run deep, but so do some treacherous family secrets . . .

Winter in Sea Harbor is a feast for the senses—crackling bonfires, the scent of snow in the salty air, carols ringing out on the village green. This year, the Seaside Knitters have a sackful of obligations in addition to their usual Christmas preparations. Izzy is so overloaded with knitting classes that she hires an extra salesperson, but the new addition has trouble fitting into the yarn shop’s holiday spirit. Cass, juggling the stresses of running her lobster fishery, has finally found a nanny for her active toddler. Molly Flanigan seems practically perfect in every way—until she suddenly disappears, taking Cass’s beloved rescue mutt with her . . .

Meanwhile, the holidays are kicking off in style at Mayor Beatrice Scaglia’s holiday party, where a well-dressed crowd admires the mayor’s sumptuous new home and the celebrity chef catering the event. An additional treat for Ben and Nell Endicott at the festive affair is reconnecting with a dear college friend, Oliver Bishop. But it’s not just reunions and the appetizers that are to-die-for. Before the party-goers can toast the beginning of Sea Harbor’s festive season, the chef—and young wife of the Endicott’s old Harvard friend—is found dead beneath the mistletoe . . .

Izzy, Birdie, Nell, and Cass must uncover the pattern to these mysteries to remove suspicion from those they love, bring a murderer to justice—and keep Sea Harbor’s holiday magic from vanishing into the chill winter air . . . (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook

Tommy and Evelyn Christie, together with the irrepressible Aunt Em, are enjoying their stay in India until famous silent film actress, Anna Lascelles, is found strangled to death on the balcony of her room!

Too unwell to travel on the day’s excursion with the rest of the hotel guests, the police immediately pinpoint Evelyn as their prime suspect.

Can Tommy & Evelyn unmask the dastardly killer before their Indian holiday turns even more deadly? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Is it too late to right the wrongs of the past? Or will old grudges and twisted grievances lead to murder in Harmony?

Jackie and her friends are excited to learn their old high school buddy is going to be building a second home in Harmony. But a worker’s injury on the construction site of Keith’s new home complicates things and fingers of blame point in different directions.

With the shocking discovery of Keith’s body all the happiness of the reunion is upended. When his young wife arrives, she leans on Scott Drake, Jackie’s boyfriend, to help deal with her husband’s murder. Suspicions of a growing attraction between the beautiful widow and Scott leave Jackie confused and hurt.

Old hurts and past wrongs bubble to the surface as the police chief’s investigation narrow the list of suspects. Does the motive lie buried in the past or is it right in front of him? Chief Jeff accepts Jackie’s help, cautioning her against letting personal feelings cloud her thinking. But can she?

Hugging the banks of the Wisconsin River and rising into the wooded hills and bluffs, the community of Harmony invites you to be whisked away on another cozy mystery escape. (Amazon)

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They’re so happy to have met each other in later life. But the honeymoon is on hold until they solve a bizarre homicide.

British Columbia, Canada. Cory Jones finally feels free. Escaped from an abusive marriage and happily in love with a new husband, the fifty-six-year-old fireball wants to help others to grow to their potential. But her new lease on life will have to wait when her spouse’s eccentric niece is wrongly accused of murder.

Determined to save her troubled relative from a future behind bars, Cory digs into the tight-knit town’s history searching for evidence that would point to the real killer. But with each thread she pulls, unsavory facts, entangled relationships, and clandestine conspiracies only bring more skeletons tumbling out of the community’s closet…

Can this driven retiree expose the truth and get the poor woman out of cuffs?

Mortality and Color TV is the first book in the page-turning A Death In Miniature cozy mystery series. If you like clever clue-hunters, small-town suspense, and thrilling twists, then you’ll love Shelley Dawn Siddall’s humorous whodunit.

Buy Mortality and Color TV to watch motives unfold today! (Amazon)

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Along with gifts, treats, and holiday cheer, this Christmas there’s an extra kick to the hot cocoa . . .

A Christmas-themed escape game seems like the perfect pre-holiday treat for bookstore café owner Krissy Hancock and her best friend. But one of the beverages doesn’t sit so well with someone . . .
When the host is found dead in a pool of hot cocoa, it’s up to Krissy and her team to catch the killer—or escape before getting killed.

Previously published in Christmas Cocoa Murder (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Audiobook

For fans of Bridgerton looking for a mysterious twist on the glittering ballrooms of the Regency—a masterfully plotted story from a USA Today bestselling author that combines engaging protagonists with rich historical detail and international intrigue, plus a touch of romance that readers of Amanda Quick and Deanna Raybourn will savor.

“[Penrose] mixes well thought out mysteries, early forensic science, great details of the era and a slow burning attraction creating a compulsive read.” —The New York Public Library

Charlotte, now the Countess of Wrexford, would like nothing more than a summer of peace and quiet with her new husband and their unconventional family and friends. Still, some social obligations must be honored, especially with the grand Peace Celebrations unfolding throughout London to honor victory over Napoleon.

But when Wrexford and their two young wards, Raven and Hawk, discover a body floating in Hyde Park’s famous lake, that newfound peace looks to be at risk. The late Jeremiah Willis was the engineering genius behind a new design for a top-secret weapon, and the prototype is missing from the Royal Armory’s laboratory. Wrexford is tasked with retrieving it before it falls into the wrong hands. But there are unsettling complications to the case—including a family connection.

Soon, old secrets are tangling with new betrayals, and as Charlotte and Wrexford spin through a web of international intrigue and sumptuous parties, they must race against time to save their loved ones from harm—and keep the weapon from igniting a new war . . .

“A charming, action-packed mix of historical mystery and Regency romance.”— Kirkus Reviews

“Fascinating and well-researched historic events… a colorful depiction of Regency England.” –Publishers Weekly (Amazon)

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New Releases For The Week Of September 25, 2022–Part 1

For bibliophiles who love Rita Mae Brown and Alexander McCall Smith comes the latest witty story in the beloved series set at Virginia’s book-themed resort, Storyton Hall, from the New York Times bestselling author. In this latest literary mystery, a killer inspired by Lord Alfred Tennyson’s “The Lady of Shallot” doesn’t stanza chance with resort manager Jane Steward is on the case!

When corpses clutching poems begin turning up around Storyton Hall, Jane Steward is on the trail of someone exercising poetic license to kill and is determined to keep her fairytale resort from turning into a southern gothic…

As Jane eagerly anticipates the wedding of her best friend Eloise Alcott, Storyton Hall is overrun with poets in town to compete for a coveted greeting card contract. They’re everywhere, scrawling verses on cocktail napkins in the reading rooms or seeking inspiration strolling the Poet’s Walk, a series of trails named after famous authors. But the Tennyson Trail leads to a grim surprise: a woman’s corpse drifting in a rowboat on a lake, posed as if she were “The Lady of Shallot.”
When a second body is discovered, also posed as a poetic character, a recurring MO emerges. Fortunately, Jane is well versed in sleuthing and won’t rest until she gives the killer a taste of poetic justice…

“Readers will enjoy the plot twists and the literary frame.” —Booklist (Amazon)

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A tearoom owner. A Tarot reader. A murder. Solving this quirky case may take a Christmas miracle.

Tea and Tarot room owner Abigail is having a hard time getting into holiday mode. She’s working her assets off to make the tearoom a premier holiday destination, searching for an appropriate Christmas gift for her new boyfriend, and trying to forget her aggravating but oh, so tempting neighbor, Brik. But when one of the Tarot readers finds a nearby business owner dead, Abigail and her Tarot-reading partner Hyperion are on the case.

Now, with a cranky cop on their tails, the duo must find a way to solve the crime and stay out of the slammer before a killer cancels their Christmas.

Gingerbread Dead is a fast-paced and funny cozy mystery, packed with oddball characters, pets, and murder. Buy the book and start this hilarious caper today!

Tearoom recipes in the back of the book! (Amazon)

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#1 New York Times bestselling author C. J. Box’s Treasure State finds Cassie Dewell in Montana on the trail of a con man.

Private Investigator Cassie Dewell’s business is thriving, and her latest case puts her on the hunt for a slippery con man who’s disappeared somewhere in the “treasure state”. A wealthy Florida widow has accused him of absconding with her fortune, and wants Cassie to find him and get it back. The trail takes Cassie to Anaconda, Montana, a quirky former copper mining town that’s the perfect place to reinvent yourself. As the case develops, Cassie begins to wonder if her client is telling her everything.

On top of that, Cassie is also working what’s easily one of her strangest assignments ever. A poem that promises buried treasure to one lucky adventurer has led to a cutthroat competition and five deaths among treasure-hunters. But Cassie’s client doesn’t want the treasure. Instead, he claims to be the one who hid the gold and wrote the poem. And he’s hired Cassie to try to find him. Between the two cases, Cassie has her hands full.

In Montana, a killer view can mean more than just the scenery, and Cassie knows much darker things hide behind the picturesque landscape of Big Sky Country. Treasure State, C. J. Box’s highly anticipated follow-up to The Bitterroots, is full of more twists and turns than the switchbacks through the Anaconda Range. (Amazon)

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An upset at the Harvest Festival , a Fright Night fundraiser with a deadly twist, and a realtor-turned-sleuth caught in the middle of both.

Tabby is finally ready to go on a casual fun date with Detective Jay Jameson at the local church’s Harvest Festival, but her witch friends are holding their Fright Night fundraiser that same night. She feels caught in the middle of a long-standing quarrel between the two groups, especially when a dead body shows up at the center of it all.

As blame-shifting grows, will Tabby be able to figure out who is responsible for the corpse while keeping all of her friendships intact?

Order your copy of Frightful Friday now to find out! (Amazon)

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The BRAND NEW installment in the Martha Miller Mysteries from bestselling author Catherine Coles!

Winteringham Village 1947

As a thank you for her previous brilliant crime solving, amateur sleuth, Martha Miller is guest of honour at the Winteringham Country Fair. However, this time she is looking forward to simply judging dog shows and eating cream teas rather than apprehending a killer!

And Martha is just beginning to enjoy spending quality time with Vicar Luke Walker away from the prying eyes and gossips of her own village, when disaster strikes, and the local teenage femme fatale is found stabbed to death behind the tea tent by Martha’s trusted red setter Lizzie!

But who would want to kill such a young girl and why? Someone in the village has secrets to hide and it seems Martha and Luke have another case to solve!

Let the investigation commence!

Find out if Martha and Luke can catch the killer in a brand new Martha Miller mystery from bestselling author Catherine Coles.

What readers are saying about Martha Miller!

‘An utterly charming 1940’s mystery. Definitely a new series addiction!’ Bestselling author Debbie Young.

“Poison at the Village Show” is pure mystery buff entertainment and has all the qualities expected of an English mystery.’ James Cox, Editor-in-Chief, Midwest Book Review

Perfect for fans of Lee Strauss and Beth Byers! (Amazon)

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Just when she’s ready for a new start,
a murder turns life on its head…

New beginnings abound in Wynona’s life as she plans her future with Rascal and rebuilds her shop from the ground up, all while her relationships continue to evolve with those closest to her.

With Celia out of the house, but a new roommate taking her place, Wynona feels as if she’s often walking on egg shells in her own home. Lusgu is a mystery that Wynona can’t quite unravel, though his proximity makes her more curious than ever.

When a dragon shifter, who happens to be an old friend of Lusgu’s, is accused of murder, Wynona realizes this might be her chance to peel back a few more layers of the brownie’s history.

With Violet and Rascal at her side, Wynona dives into a world of science and magic as she tries to clear the dragon’s name, and keep herself alive for her future wedding at the same time.

Join Wynona and her colorful band of misfits while she navigates a city of danger and magic in these light-hearted, paranormal mysteries!

Check out the entire Le Doux Series!
Murder by the Cup
Sugar, Cream and Murder
A Sip of Murder
Sweet Tea and Murder
Murder in the Tea Leaves
Chai Spice and Murder
Stir in a Murder

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When an unexpected inheritance turns deadly…

Billie Halifax is not only new to Sea Glass Island, Florida, but also to the food truck business. After her late grandmother left her a non-functional fleet, Billie packed up and headed out on a new adventure, ready for anything. Or so she thought…

Her first task is to find a manager for the initial truck, so she narrows it down to three potential candidates from a local culinary school. They’ll show off their skills and she’ll pick the best of the best for her first truck, Taco the Town.

Billie’s off to a bit of a rocky start, having to deal with a cranky business partner she didn’t even know she had. Things go from bad to worse when one of the contestants competing for the manager position is found dead and the other two are at the top of the suspect list.

With her entire future at stake, it’s up to Billie to solve the crime before her taco truck’s next stop is failure.

Hostile Taco-ver is packed with mystery, food, and fun. This fast-paced culinary cozy will leave you turning the pages and begging for more. (Amazon)

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The unthinkable has happened to Victoria Fox!

While she works to solve the latest mystery, the weather in Belle’s Cove is not cooperating. It’s snowing in July when it should be sweltering hot!

Is Victoria’s latest mystery related to the strange weather? Who knows? But she might just have to don some snowy apparel and tie a Christmas tree to the top of her car to find out. (Amazon)

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Thrift shop til someone drops…

It’s time for Halloween, and that means costume sales at the Pine Grove Thrift Store. After Jessica Braun finds her aunt’s odd stash of disguises, she will have more than enough inventory for this holiday.

But where did the costumes come from? And why did Aunt Daphne collect them? When Jess and her friends reheat a cold case, they stir up dangers, old and new.
And when her suspicions about the killer lead her down roads she never expected to travel, another life will be lost in Pine Grove.

Which will Jess be more frightened of this Halloween—a murderer on the loose, or the things that go bump in the night? (Amazon)

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From the authors of the best-selling series CHERRINGHAM

Harry and Kat take the sleeper train to the Scottish Highlands for a New Year’s weekend, guests of an American movie mogul who’s bought himself a ‘real live castle’. But when a massive blizzard leaves them isolated, it soon becomes clear that the other guests who’ve made it through the snow all have secrets. And after an ‘accident’ that is clearly no accident, our two heroes wonder…could murder be ringing in the New Year? Can they discover – in time – who is in mortal danger, here in the snow-covered mountains, and most importantly…why?

Co-authors Neil Richards (based in the UK) and Matthew Costello (based in the US), have been writing together since the mid-90s, creating innovative content and working on major projects for the BBC, Disney Channel, Sony, ABC, Eidos, and Nintendo to name but a few. Their transatlantic collaboration has underpinned scores of TV drama scripts, computer games, radio shows, and the best-selling mystery series Cherringham. Their latest series project is called Mydworth Mysteries. (Amazon)

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Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours–Deadly Rescues

Deadly Rescue: A World War II Mystery (Deadly Series)
Historical Cozy Mystery
9th in Series
JDP Press (September 20, 2022)
Number of Pages ~300

I’m so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for author Kate Parker and her new book  Deadly Rescue. It is the ninth book in her A World War II Mystery.

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Deadly Rescue: A World War II Mystery
(Deadly Series)
by Kate Parker
DEADLY RESCUE is a story of determination, ego, and grit. A fascinating look at lesser-known parts of WWII added to my enjoyment of this stellar series. I eagerly await its next installment.
~Cozy Up With Kathy

Overall, this is a solid, historical mystery with a good plot, authentic characters, and plenty of ‘atmosphere’ that will immerse the reader in the story. I especially loved the authentic atmosphere of Deadly Rescue. Everything throughout the story felt true to the period, from dialogue to thoughts to the setting.
~Mysteries with Character

Livvy makes a wonderful sleuth in this historical cozy. Readers who like historical fiction and particularly the WW II era, will find much that resonates and are sure to enjoy this one.
~Christa Reads and Writes

With its wonderfully written characters, lovely scenery, and gripping mystery, Deadly Rescue is a book to put in your TBR pile! I especially recommend it to historical cozy mystery lovers though I know all cozy mystery lovers will enjoy Deadly Rescue.
~Christy’s Cozy Corners

As the Phony War morphs into the Blitzkrieg, two British intelligence officers risk getting trapped behind enemy lines in the ninth Deadly mystery from USA Today Bestselling author Kate Parker

April, 1940. Hitler is invading Denmark on Tuesday. Olivia Redmond has only a weekend to bring a Nobel Prize winning chemist and his war-altering research to Britain. The scientist and his wife want to leave, but their troublesome daughter will do anything to stop her parents from departing.

When the daughter’s German fiancé is murdered, the police refuse to let anyone depart until they find the killer. If Olivia wants to escape Denmark with the chemist and his breakthroughs, she will have to unmask the killer before the Nazis stop her forever.

Deadly Rescue, book nine of the Deadly Series, is for fans of World War II era spy thrillers and classical cozy mysteries, of intrepid lady sleuths with determination and smarts. No explicit cursing, violence, or sex.

Since she was unable to build a time machine in her backyard, Kate Parker immerses herself in research and then creates the world that lives inside each book that she writes. Her favorite place is London and her time travel destination is anywhere from the late Victorian era through World War II. Since she lives in the Carolinas with her daughter and a 95-pound puppy, the practical side of her is thankful for air conditioning and all the modern comforts of life. Comforts she will take with her if she ever figures out how to build her time machine.

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Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours–Guilty As Framed

Guilty as Framed (An Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
11th in Series
Setting – New Jersey
Independently Published (September 6, 2022)
Print length ‏ : ‎ 263 pages
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0B1XHPLBC

I’m so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for author Lois Winston and her new book  Guilty As Framed. It is the eleventh book in her An Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery.

Purchase Links – Amazon – Nook – Kobo – iBookstore 

Guilty as Framed (An Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery)
by Lois Winston

I love books where authors take a real situation and blend it into their own version of what happened as the author did in Guilty as Framed. Fans of the series are certain to love this latest installment.
~Mysteries With Character

When an elderly man shows up at the home of reluctant amateur sleuth Anastasia Pollack, she’s drawn into the unsolved mystery of the greatest art heist in history.

Boston mob boss Cormac Murphy has recently been released from prison. He refuses to believe Anastasia’s assertion that the man he’s looking for doesn’t live at her address and attempts to muscle his way into her home. His efforts are thwarted by Anastasia’s fiancé Zack Barnes.

A week later, a stolen SUV containing a dead body appears in Anastasia’s driveway. Anastasia believes Murphy is sending her a message. It’s only the first in a series of alarming incidents, including a mugging, a break-in, another murder, and the discovery of a cache of jewelry and an etching from the largest museum burglary in history.

But will Anastasia solve the mystery behind these shocking events before she falls victim to a couple of desperate thugs who will stop at nothing to get what they want?

Crafts projects included.

USA Today and Amazon bestselling author Lois Winston began her award-winning writing career with Talk Gertie to Me, a humorous fish-out-of-water novel about a small-town girl going off to the big city and the mother who had other ideas. That was followed by the romantic suspense Love, Lies and a Double Shot of Deception.

Then Lois’s writing segued unexpectantly into the world of humorous amateur sleuth mysteries, thanks to a conversation her agent had with an editor looking for craft-themed mysteries. In her day job Lois was an award-winning craft and needlework designer, and although she’d never written a mystery—or had even thought about writing a mystery—her agent decided she was the perfect person to pen a series for this editor. Thus, was born the Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mysteries, which Kirkus Reviews dubbed “North Jersey’s more mature answer to Stephanie Plum.” The series now includes eleven novels and three novellas. Lois also writes the Empty Nest Mysteries, currently at two novels, and one book so far in her Mom Squad Capers series.

To date, Lois has published twenty novels, five novellas, several short stories, one children’s chapter book, and one nonfiction book on writing, inspired by her twelve years working as an associate at a literary agency

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Review Of Campfires, Courage and Convicts

Campfires, Courage and Convicts

A Camper & Criminals Cozy Mystery, Book #27

Tonya Kappes

5 Stars



USA Today Bestselling author Tonya Kappes brings you southern and quirky characters in her mystery series. Her stories are charged with humor, friendship, family and life in small southern towns.

It is fall in Normal, KY, and the town is celebrating the season with a Bourbon Festival.

Mae West is trying to enjoy the festival and a night out with Hank. While trying to dodge the one question every keep asking (When is the wedding?) Mae overhears an argument between the bourbon king’s son and another man and woman. So, when she stumbles over a body with ties to the Bourbon King, her hackles are raised.

Mae, Dottie, and the rest of the Laundry Club Ladies start poking around into the Bourbon King’s complicated life and soon find out there’s more than bourbon underneath the lid of a bourbon barrel.  (Amazon)


Mae and the Laundry Club Ladies are back to solve another murder mystery.  During the Bourbon Fall Festival a body is found.  Mae, Hank and the Ladies have to figure out the person responsible.  She also has to figure out what she is going to do about Hank’s question.  Everyone wants to know.

The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and I felt like I was at the campsite and the town, watching all the action take place and listening to what the Laundry Club is doing.  The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read.   The mystery was well plotted and it was not easily solved.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery.  I cannot wait to see what Mae and the gang have to solve next.

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

New Releases For The Week of September 18th, 2022–Part 3

A Jane and Kennedy Daniels Holiday Cozy Mystery

It’s Halloween, and the Daniels have been invited to attend a costume ball at one of the posh hotels in downtown London. Jane goes as Shaggy to Kennedy’s Scooby-Doo. The party is in full swing when Scooby-Doo is killed by a sniper bullet. Fortunately, the killer shot another Scooby-Doo — a judge with the reputation of being hard on gang members. However, Jane fears the bullet may have been intended for Kennedy.

Two days later, when someone tries to knife Kennedy in the Underground, Trudy’s proven right. What’s more, Kennedy knows the perp. Devon Maldin suffers from PTSD from his time in Afghanistan. They met in an online chat group.

Why would Devon want to do away with his online pal?

Visit Daisy’s new website at for updates on new releases! (Amazon)

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A dog wedding. A runaway bride. And a murder.

Kelsie has spent the last few months working to make her aunt’s farm into her own place. But when she’s asked to host a dog wedding, she learns that planning an event for four-legged friends is a whole new ballgame!

And her colleagues’ concerns about the canine wedding being wrecked by their litter of magical kittens turn out to be nothing compared to the disappearance of the bride.

Not to mention that the photographer and Kelsie have a rocky history. So when he shows up dead, things get really complicated…

But with the help of her friends and the kittens, Kelsie just might be able to solve this mystery.

Kittens, Cupcakes, and Complications is a cute and clever cozy mystery. It is safe for work, lacks profanity, and has no on-the-page violence. Reserve your copy today! (Amazon)

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Twenty-seven-year-old witch Minnie Wells is steeped in trouble.

It’s Jane Austen week and the fall streets of Bath, England, are bustling with women in gowns and men in tailcoats.

When Minnie, Fitz and the butlers from the tea room cater the big Regency style ball, Minnie – an Austen super fan– is looking forward to dancing the reel with her new vampire beau. Instead, one of the attendees–a famous hair care influencer–is murdered, and one of Minnie’s butler buddies is the prime suspect.

Now, Minnie teams up with a former flame detective and his vampire hunting partner, to clear her coworker’s name and get to the bottom of the vampire blood mysteriously found in the victim’s system.

Of course, it’s no easy task, as Minnie’s magical powers grow frighteningly more powerful and the very coworker whose name she’s trying to clear is clearly harboring a secret. Plus, she’s working as a double agent–pretending to be a vampire hunter herself, while trying to protect her supernatural friends–and having trouble keeping her stories straight.

When Minnie’s sleuthing leads her to an exclusive med spa, helmed by an intimidating doctor with a penchant for off-the-menu services, she’s in over her head.

Will Minnie solve the influencer’s murder and clear her friend, or will she become the next victim, caught in a web of lies and magic gone wrong?

Save the Last Dance for Tea is the sixth book in the charming Magical Tea Room Mysteries. These books are fun, clean, imaginative mysteries you’ll stay up all night binging. (Amazon)

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A winter wedding, an ill-fated honeymoon and a bride who doesn’t know enough about the man she just married.

London. Christmas Eve, 1927. Shivering in her wedding dress, Georgiana Mortimer’s special day takes a turn for the worse when she embarks on her honeymoon and ends up in prison.

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A fun cozy mystery with two adorable Westies, a beautiful seaside setting and a strong female sleuth.

Maddie Mills is settling into her new home with her two lovable pups. Her son and sister are visiting for a few days and she is so excited to spend time with them. She is starting to realize that moving back to her childhood home might be the fresh start she’s looking for. But what was meant to be a few days of fun comes to a grinding halt when someone ends up dead. And Maddie’s son is a prime suspect.

Maddie is determined to help find the murderer, so that her son can be let off the hook. She is juggling investigating, looking for a job, and trying to work out if the police chief is friend or foe.

Time is running out to find the killer, before her son ends up in handcuffs!

Recipe included: Maddie’s Raspberry Cupcakes

Homicide at the Harbor is the page-turning second book in the fun Maddie Mills Cozy Mystery Series. If you like cute dogs, strong female sleuths and a touch of romance, then you’ll love this clean, heartwarming whodunnit by USA Today and WSJ Bestselling Author Cindy Bell.

Buy Homicide at the Harbor to start solving the mystery today!

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When a local millionaire eccentric dies, the whole of Candy Cane Hollow are crying into their mince pies. 

But when the Will is read, it turns out that the whole estate has been left not to the man’s family, but to an elf who claims she didn’t know him at all. 

With that shock discovery, it’s time to see how money really does change people… and not everyone will survive the fall out. 

Holly finds herself caught up in another murder, but she already has enough on her plate. Her sister is visiting her new, festive home for the first time, and together they will sort the final plans for the Winter Ball.

Oh, and is she imagining things, or is her dimpled dish of a boyfriend acting suspiciously? 

Mistletoe Murder is the fourth book in Mona Marple’s Christmas Mysteries series. Grab a cup of hot cocoa and prepare for a festive and fun clean mystery read. (Amazon)

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Cosmopolitan Magazine calls Addison’s books, “…easy, frothy fun!”

An impending divorce. An ornery homicide detective. The cruise of a lifetime. And ghosts.

Midlife on the high seas is proving to be a real killer.

A laugh out loud Paranormal Women’s Fiction Novel by New York Times, USA TODAY, & Wall Street Journal bestseller Addison Moore. Humor with a side of homicide.

If I thought the first half of my life was a bumpy ride, I’d better buckle up because I’m about to go over the hill and off the rails.
A cruise ship cozy mystery!

My name is Trixie Troublefield, and I see ghosts. It’s sort of a new thing, and it’s more than a problem.

A group called the Cancel Culture Club has set sail on the Emerald Queen. Society may not want anything to do with this unsavory bunch but a killer is sure interested in at least one of them.

And once that body shows up on the scene so does a poltergeist—and that good-looking ghost just so happens to bear a striking resemblance to a certain handsome detective I’m seeing.

Of course, I’m documenting the entire trip on my new blog, Suddenly Single—What a Trip! But in an effort to maintain some semblance of sanity I leave out a few details—like the fact I’ve managed to stumble upon yet another corpse—and exactly how hot the ghost is who was sent to help solve the murder.

I don’t dare tell about the fact I’m itching to take the next step in my relationship with Ransom either.

Some things are better left unsaid—and if my jumbled nerves have any vote in the matter, they might just be left undone as well.

Midlife on the high seas is proving to be murder.

On the bright side it’s going to be eighteen glorious nights to paradise—even if we are sailing to the South Pacific with a killer.

Midlife on the high seas is proving to be murder. (Amazon)

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