Review of Cutie Pies and Deadly Lies

41464451Synopsis:

A HILARIOUS cozy mystery from the New York Times bestselling author Addison Moore

My name is Lottie Lemon and I see dead people.Okay, so I rarely see dead people, mostly I see creatures of the dearly departed variety, aka dead pets. And for some reason those sweet, fluffy albeit paranormal cuties always seem to act as a not-so-great harbinger of deadly things to come for their previous owner. So when I saw that sweet orange tabby twirling around my landlord’s ankles, I figured Merilee was in for trouble. Personally, I was hoping for a skinned knee—what I got was a top spot in an open homicide investigation. Throw in a hot judge and an ornery detective that oozes testosterone and that pretty much sums up my life right about now. Have I mentioned how cute that detective is?

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

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

From the NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling author, Addison Moore— Cosmopolitan Magazine calls Addison’s books, “…easy, frothy fun!” (Goodreads)

 

Review:

The characters are well rounded and well developed. I enjoyed meeting Lottie, I thought she was very funny and quirky. I also enjoyed getting to know her friends and other citizens from Honey Hollow. I liked the fact that the book has a paranormal twist, I just wish there had been more of that.

The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and through much of the book, I felt like I was right there, watching all the action take place and listening in on conversations. I felt like many of the sentences were too long and that distracted me at the beginning. Farther in the book I did not really notice it, maybe because I was so wrapped up in the story. That is only my opinion and other readers might not have noticed or cared. I thought there was a lot of humor in this book and I found myself laughing a lot.

The mystery was well plotted and had enough clues to sift through and suspects to consider. There were twists and turns and red herrings thrown in, and the ending really surprised me. I did not suspect the real culprit and I like when that happens.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery. I will definitely read the next book in this series to see what kind of trouble Lottie is going to get into next.

 

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

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of March 17th, 2019. I am going to divide the list into 4 days because there are so many of them for this week. Today is the fourth and final day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.

 

 

S.C. Perkins’ Murder Once Removed is the captivating first mystery in the Ancestry Detective series, in which Texas genealogist Lucy Lancaster uses her skills to solve murders in both the past and present.

Except for a good taco, genealogist Lucy Lancaster loves nothing more than tracking down her clients’ long-dead ancestors, and her job has never been so exciting as when she discovers a daguerreotype photograph and a journal proving Austin, Texas, billionaire Gus Halloran’s great-great-grandfather was murdered back in 1849. What’s more, Lucy is able to tell Gus who was responsible for his ancestor’s death.

Partly, at least. Using clues from the journal, Lucy narrows the suspects down to two nineteenth-century Texans, one of whom is the ancestor of present-day U.S. senator Daniel Applewhite. But when Gus publicly outs the senator as the descendant of a murderer―with the accidental help of Lucy herself―and her former co-worker is murdered protecting the daguerreotype, Lucy will find that shaking the branches of some family trees proves them to be more twisted and dangerous than she ever thought possible.  (Amazon)

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Murder in the Dining Room: An absolutely gripping British cozy mystery (A Melissa Craig Mystery Book 11) by [Rowlands, Betty]A grand old house soaks up the golden summer sun… but inside the dining room something dreadful has happened. 

Melissa couldn’t be happier that summer has arrived. She’s delighted to have her mother back by her side, and she is extending her beloved Hawthorn Cottage so her new family can live together.

Meanwhile, Melissa’s mother Sylvia is back in good health and enjoying a brief stay at a stately retirement home. She loves getting to know the residents, until first a dog and then his owner are both found dead in the dining room. Like mother, like daughter, Sylvia decides to do a little investigating of her own.

Convinced that the deaths are suspicious, Sylvia starts probing her fellow residents, trying to find out who might have wanted the dog and its owner dead. Could it be the once-married couple, or the glamorous actors or the harassed manager of the home?

When one of Sylvia’s friends falls ill in suspicious circumstances, Melissa realises her mother has rattled someone, but who? And what happens if the killer realises they’ve been rumbled? Will Sylvia find herself meeting a villain in the dining room? And can Melissa find the culprit before another life is taken? 

An absolutely gripping mystery for fans of Agatha Christie, Faith Martin and Joy Ellis! 

This book was previously published as No Laughing Matter.

What readers are saying about Betty Rowlands:

Hooked from the first pages… wonderful… fascinating, full of twists and turns kept me guessing till the end.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Brilliant I read this book in one sitting and could not put it down. I would highly recommend this book to anyone.’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars

An absolutely addictive, wonderful story. Loved it from start to finish. Great pace and a delightful setting, colourful characters and thrilling mystery. This was a brilliant story and I cannot wait for more!’ Renita D’Silva, author of The Forgotten Daughter5 stars

Perfect for lovers of COZY CRIME!… I loved this book… This is an easily read book but it will keep you on your toes.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Once I started reading I couldn’t put it down as it was entertaining and enthralling… The mystery was interesting and it kept me guessing till the end… Highly recommended!’ Scrapping and Playing5 stars

The quintessential cozy mystery… the storyline is fast-paced and engaging… builds to an adrenaline fuelled ending, full of action and powerful imagery. An enjoyable, escapist read that I suspect may become my secret addiction.’ Jane Hunt’s Blog5 stars

An enjoyable read, with lots of twists and turns… the mystery is one that keeps you reading well into the night. I will certainly look out for more books in this series.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

A page turner and one that kept me up late.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

A lovely, peaceful and funny cozy mystery novel… plenty of very good laugh-out-loud moments… reminded me of Agatha Raisin… I’ll be definitely in the search of other books from this author in future. A perfect cozy mystery!’ Licence to Read, 5 stars

Absolutely charming!… A good old-fashioned who-dunnit with just the right amount of mystery, intrigue and humour. Would definitely recommend!’ Stardust Book Reviews5 stars  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Murderous Affair (Lady Katherine Regency Mysteries Book 4) by [Dobbs, Leighann, Williams, Harmony ]Lady Katherine juggles Christmas festivities, a perplexing cold case and a wager with the annoying Captain Wayland that will prove once and for all which of them is the better detective.

It’s the Christmas season in London, but the holiday festivities don’t deter Lady Katherine from investigating a death that happened months earlier. Since the victim was a maid, investigative resources were sparse, and the police hastily wrote it off as a random killing. But Lady Katherine and her friends believe it was nothing short of premeditated murder, and they vow to seek justice.

With her Bow Street Runner friend Lyle acting as a neutral party, Katherine teams up with her friend Prudence Burwick, her maid Harriett, and of course her pug Emma. Wayland has the aid of Pru’s fiancé Lord Annandale and his valet McTavish.

The two teams race against each other in a hunt for clues that takes them through the servants’ quarters, stables, and seedy underbelly of London in search of a dangerous killer who thinks they got away with murder.

Will the best men… or women… win?  (Amazon)

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Merry Wrath Mysteries Boxed Set Vol. III (Books 7-9) by [Langtry, Leslie]From USA Today bestselling author Leslie Langtry comes a boxed set of three hilarious Merry Wrath Mysteries! This boxed set includes three, full-length novels featuring the CIA assassin turned Girls Scout troop leader, including:

Map Skills Murder – book #7
When ex-CIA Agent turned Girl Scout troop leader, Merry Wrath digs up a treasure map in her yard, she’s sure it leads to a century-old murder and a secret missing treasure. But unfortunately, the investigation of this cold case yields a modern day murder! Are these crimes connected? And more importantly—who has an axe to grind with Merry Wrath?

Mean Girl Murder – book #8
The Halloween Parade is coming up, and former CIA agent-turned-suburbanite Merry Wrath’s Girl Scout Troop hopes to repeat a 1st place trophy for the 3rd year in a row. But when they find a dead woman dressed as a witch, a mysterious treasure, and face a ruthless kidnapping, it looks like Merry’s in for a different kind of triple threat.

Marriage Vow Murder – book #9
When an elderly florist is murdered in the first pew of a church the day before Merry Wrath’s wedding, this ex-CIA turned Girl Scout Troop leader is in big trouble. Which only gets worse when the groom, Rex, vanishes into thin air. Creepy messages, puzzle-like clues, and a the wedding looming…will Merry find her groom in time for a happily ever after?

Merry Wrath Mysteries:
Merit Badge Murder – book #1
Mint Cookie Murder – book #2
Scout Camp Mystery – short story in the “Killer Beach Reads” collection
Marshmallow S’More Murder – book #3
Movie Night Murder – book #4
Mud Run Murder – book #5
Fishing Badge Murder – short story in the “Pushing Up Daisies” collection
Motto for Murder – book #6
Map Skills Murder – book #7
Mean Girl Murder – book #8
Marriage Vow Murder – book #9
Mystery Night Murder – book #10
Meerkats and Murder – book #11

“Langtry gets the fun started from page one!”
~ Publisher’s Weekly  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

Eve's Win (Isabel & Alma Trumbo Cozy Mystery Series Book 10) by [Lynskey, Ed]

For their tenth mystery, Isabel and Alma Trumbo, the retired sister sleuths living in Quiet Anchorage, Virginia, undertake solving yet another murder mystery. When their friend Eve Palmer phones Isabel to ask for the sisters’ assistance in searching for her lost winning lottery ticket, they drive out to her house and make a shocking discovery: Eve has been slain. Outraged and puzzled, Isabel and Alma put on their detective hats, sharpen their wits, and commence their snooping. Of course, Sammi Jo Garner, their gritty sidekick, and Petey Samson, their irrepressible beagle, help to develop the leads, identify the suspects, and unmask Eve’s killer. The trio of old codgers affectionately known as the Three Musketeers also makes their contributions. The bumbling Sheriff Fox does his best to keep up with them. Told with lots of good humor and funny situations, Eve’s Win is a clean read and traditional whodunit set in a charming Southern small town. Join Isabel and Alma when they set off on solving their latest mystery that is as fun and challenging for them as it is for the reader.  (Amazon)

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Angie Turner’s restaurant, The County Seat, is conveniently located near a first-class farmers market—so her menu is full of fresh ingredients. But a visiting culinary professor has just had a taste of something very unhealthy. . .

Angie first meets Daniel Monet at a local mission, where she and her chef-in-training, Hope, are serving barbeque chicken poutine to the homeless. Monet is one of Hope’s teachers—but Angie’s boyfriend knows him from his youthful days in England. But soon, the bon vivant is no longer vivant. When Monet is found dead, with Hope’s prints on the wine glass next to him, it will be Angie who has to sauce out the real killer . . .

Praise for Lynn Cahoon’s Tourist Trap Mysteries

“Murder, dirty politics, pirate lore, and a hot police detective: Guidebook to Murder has it all! A cozy lover’s dream come true.” —Susan McBride, author of The Debutante Dropout Mysteries

“Lynn Cahoon has created an absorbing, good fun mystery in Mission to Murder.” —Fresh Fiction  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook

 

 

New Releases For The Week of March 17th, 2019–Part 3

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of March 17th, 2019. I am going to divide the list into 4 days because there are so many of them for this week. Today is the third day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.

 

 

With their signature wit, sly plotting, and gloriously offbeat characters, Martha Grimes’s New York Times bestselling Richard Jury mysteries are “utterly unlike anyone else’s detective novels” (Washington Post). In the latest series outing, The Knowledge, the Scotland Yard detective nearly meets his match in a Baker Street Irregulars-like gang of kids and a homicide case that reaches into east Africa.

Robbie Parsons is one of London’s finest, a black cab driver who knows every street, every theater, every landmark in the city by heart. In his backseat is a man with a gun in his hand―a man who brazenly committed a crime in front of the Artemis Club, a rarefied art gallery-cum-casino, then jumped in and ordered Parsons to drive. As the criminal eventually escapes to Nairobi, Detective Superintendent Richard Jury comes across the case in the Saturday paper.

Two days previously, Jury had met and instantly connected with one of the victims of the crime, a professor of astrophysics at Columbia and an expert gambler. Feeling personally affronted, Jury soon enlists Melrose Plant, Marshall Trueblood, and his whole gang of merry characters to contend with a case that takes unexpected turns into Tanzanian gem mines, a closed casino in Reno, Nevada, and a pub that only London’s black cabbies, those who have “the knowledge,” can find. The Knowledge is prime fare from “one of the most fascinating mystery writers today” (Houston Chronicle).  (Amazon)

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Politicians, Potholes and Pralines (The New Orleans Go Cup Chronicles Book 6) by [Mooney, Colleen]No good deed goes unpunished as they say. In Brandy Alexander’s case, no good deed goes without finding a body and a crime to solve. After work she joins her friend, Whit, to celebrate his Judge of the Year nomination. When she goes to return his jacket he left in the bar she finds herself smack in the middle of a crime scene. The doors to his home and security gates are wide open, his dog is nowhere to be found, the safe is empty, an ex-wife is standing at the top of the stairs and the Judge is facedown in a pool of blood.
The problems only get bigger. The list of gang members the judge sentenced is longer than the line waiting for king cakes at Mardi Gras.
Besides a list of felons with a long reach for revenge, the police find the Judge had a list of ex-wives, girlfriends and women he had wronged, not to mention enough gambling debts to rival the National deficit.
Brandy is front and center at the crime scene when her ex boyfriend, NOPD Captain Dante Deedler, shows up. Will they reconcile their differences when she finds information regarding the case? Will Dante be willing to set aside differences and let her help the police in the investigation?
New Orleans has long had a reputation for crime and corruption. Has Brandy stumbled into a world where doing a good deed might get her good and dead?

There’s no place like New Orleans to have a good crime!  (Amazon)

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Couture and Curses: A Touch of Magic Mystery (A Touch of Magic Mysteries Book 2) by [Garrett, Danielle]When sparks and curses fly, more than just a high-profile wedding is in danger.

Every wedding-planning witch worth her wand knows that the bridal gown must be an Aurelia custom creation. The magical fashion designer to the who’s who of the Seattle Haven is in high demand with a waiting list that would make most wedding planner’s eyes water.

Witch wedding-planner extraordinaire Anastasia Winters has inside access to the famed fashion designer and a knack for making deals. But when Aurelia is attacked and locked in the grips of a powerful – and seemingly unbreakable – curse, Anastasia is once again thrown into crisis mode.

When flowers start arriving, each with a cryptic note, Anastasia has to stop whoever’s behind the attacks before time runs out.

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Couture and Curses is the second novel in a new series of paranormal mysteries by Danielle Garrett. Step inside the magical world of the Seattle Haven and see what happens when the magic and wedding worlds collide! Packed full of laughs, magic, mystery, and a little romance, this series is sure to have something for everyone.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marriage Can Be Murder: A Mystery Novella (The Lee Alvarez and Gurn Hanson Mysteries Book 2) by [Haven, Heather]Someone is trying to kill Delores De La Vega, an aging but legendary movie star known as much for her looks and numerous marriages as her acting ability. Now an animal activist and fabulously wealthy, she’s about to change her will in favor of the daughter she gave up at birth for adoption, making a claim on her biological mother’s billions.
With a woman as dramatic as Delores De La Vega, it’s all or nothing, so she’s planning to write out everyone else previously in the will. But can she live long enough to make the changes? And just who is trying to kill her? Is it one or all of her many -exes set to be cut out of millions? Or the onsite vet who might be more than a friend? Or is it one of
the dozens of staff members, also being rejected in favor of the newly discovered daughter? Lee and Gurn, the Nick and Nora Charles of Silicon Valley, find no lack of suspects when death stalks a Portola Valley animal sanctuary.  (Amazon)

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Deadly Gamble: An Abigail Dutcher Mystery Book 1 by [Welsh, Pamela]

 

When Abigail Dutcher sets out to investigate a string of deaths in the spring of 1923, she hopes to bring a killer to justice and write the most important story of her budding career in journalism.

Armed with little more than a clue got from questionable sources, she finds her investigation blocked by supposed friends and enemies alike. Who can she trust?

As tensions mount and danger draws closer, will she be able to determine who her true friends are and convince them to join her quest before the killer strikes again?  (Amazon)

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

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

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

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

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

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

New Releases For The Week Of March 17th, 2019–Part 2

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of March 17th, 2019. I am going to divide the list into 4 days because there are so many of them for this week. Today is the second day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.

 

 

For fans of C.J. Box’s Joe Pickett series, a fabulous historical mystery series set in early America. 

“Deeply imagined and intricately plotted, A Stranger Here Below marries richly textured historical fiction with the urgency of a mystery novel. Fergus knows certain things, deep in the bone: horses, hunting, the folkways of rural places, and he weaves this wisdom into a stirring tale.” – Geraldine Brooks, author of March and People of the Book

Set in 1835 in the Pennsylvania town of Adamant, Fergus’s first novel in a new mystery series introduces Sheriff Gideon Stoltz, who, as a young deputy, is thrust into his position by the death of the previous sheriff. Gideon faces his first real challenge as death rocks the small town again when the respected judge Hiram Biddle commits suicide. No one is more distraught than Gideon, whom the old judge had befriended as a mentor and hunting partner. Gideon is regarded with suspicion as an outsider: he’s new to town, and Pennsylvania Dutch in the back-country Scotch-Irish settlement. And he found the judge’s body.

Making things even tougher is the way the judge’s death stirs up vivid memories of Gideon’s mother’s murder, the trauma that drove him west from his home in the settled Dutch country of eastern Pennsylvania. He had also discovered her body.

At first Gideon simply wants to learn why Judge Biddle killed himself. But as he finds out more about the judge’s past, he realizes that his friend’s suicide was spurred by much more than the man’s despair. Gideon’s quest soon becomes more complex as it takes him down a dangerous path into the past.

A Stranger Here Below is so atmospheric, so compelling and convincing, that readers will taste the grit of the dirt roads, cringe at the unsanitary conditions and medical superstitions that inflame a flu epidemic, and marvel at the immensely arduous task of carrying out an investigation using the primitive tools of the early 1800s. Fergus leaves us breathlessly waiting for the next Gideon Stoltz mystery.  (Amazon)

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

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

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

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

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The Body in Bloomsbury (A Sleuthing Starlet Mystery Book 3) by [Blythe, Bianca]
Murder in London…
Cora Clarke is excited to move into her new flat in Bloomsbury with her pet bichon Archibald. Unfortunately, when she enters her bedroom, a man is already there.
And he’s dead.
Someone in Cora’s building is a murderer. Can she discover who it is before she winds up being the next victim?  (Amazon)
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A Deadly Deed in Faerywood Falls (Mountain Magic Mysteries Book 5) by [Baker, Blythe]

 

 

When just one evil curse isn’t enough …

Marianne is still dealing with the fallout from her last paranormal investigation when a new disaster strikes – this one closer than ever to home. With the daughter of an acquaintance turning up dead, everyone’s a suspect, even members of Marianne’s own family.

Calling on a new magical gift she didn’t know she had, Marianne must once again battle the forces of darkness at work in Faerywood Falls. But with a killer more subtle than any she’s faced yet, Marianne will have to think fast before she becomes the next victim.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

Hard Boiled (Aloha Chicken Mysteries Book 3) by [Avari, Josi]

Saffron Skye can see color like nobody else. What she can’t see is how a hardboiled detective in a fedora ends up on her Hawaiian egg farm and how she ends up in Honolulu’s historic Iolani Palace.

Money’s gone missing from the Friends of Hens fundraiser. Money that was meant to help care for some of Hawaii’s feral chickens. Now Saffron’s on the trail with just a wing and a prayer.

It’s gonna be rough, see, as Saffron faces off with the toughest criminals on the island. Scatter in a handful of wild chicken activists and a jazzy nightclub right out of the roaring twenties, and Saffron is bound to ruffle some feathers.  (Amazon)

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Phantoms and Phonographs (A Traveling Town Mystery, Book 4) by [Diane, Ami]A murder mystery game turned deadly…

With Keystone’s mayoral election coming up, the candidates have decided to host a 1920s themed whodunit party at the inn. It’s all fun and games until Ella discovers one of the candidates dead in the basement—and it’s not part of the act.

Top on the suspect list are the other mayoral hopefuls, including Ella’s boss, Wink.

Now, Ella must wade through a past of gangsters, speakeasies, and booze to hunt down a killer. Of course, this is to help the overburdened sheriff, mind you, and has nothing to do with her own motivations.

However, this case is as clear as the mud she serves in the diner. In a mansion full of witnesses, nobody saw a thing. Someone is lying to her…. She just has to figure out who. And soon, before the killer strikes again.

This is book four in the funny, quirky Traveling Town mystery series.  (Amazon)

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Death by Chocolate (A Dying to Eat Cozy Mystery Book 4) by [Heart, Kodi]A diet where you eat what you want when you want is too good to be true.

With a membership drive in full swing, finding dead bodies is more believable than the newest diet Connie and Bonnie are supposed to try.

Handing out chocolate to get people to join a diet club, seems like a good idea at first, until two of the club investigators are found dead with Bonnie’s number written on the pamphlets they held.

Connie’s ex-husband, a cop, has a vested interest in keeping Bonnie out of trouble. Refusing his help, Bonnie and Connie just might break a few diet rules… and a few laws to keep Bonnie from going to jail.

What is this crazy mother-daughter duo up to next in their search to lose the next pound and solve the next case?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

New Releases For The Week Of March 17th, 2019–Part 1

 

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of March 17th, 2019. I am going to divide the list into 4 days because there are so many of them for this week. Today is the first day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.

 

 

Everyone hides secrets. Some provoke murder.

Olivia Denis discovers her father kneeling over the body of a man…a man who supposedly drowned in the Channel years before. Olivia wants to ring for help, her father wants to hide the body, but a mysterious phone call brings Scotland Yard to the murder scene.

Olivia can’t stand by and let her maddening, disapproving father hang. To prove his innocence – and learn his secrets – she must work with a master spy. The search for clues takes Olivia to the continent and the Kent countryside, Hastings and London, pushing her deeper into the world of danger and deception.

As war between Germany and Britain stalks closer, the hunt for a Nazi collaborator intensifies. With a mounting death toll, Olivia knows she must unmask the killer or be the next to die.  (Amazon)

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Whacked by Witches: Witch Itch Cozy Mystery - Book 3 by [Osgood, CeCe]

 

 

 

 

A shocking death. A mind-paralyzing hex. A scout for wicked witches. What’s the connection? 
After finding a body with a crushed skull, Abby Little spouts her opinion to the sheriff. “It was a tragic accident.” But when a member of her coven is hexed with a lethal strain of Dim Fever, Abby suspects Dark Magick has come to Moon Water.
How can this newbie possibly track down the evil infecting her town? She’s not even a licensed witch.  (Amazon)

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Tower Bridge Trespass (Piccadilly Ladies Club Mysteries Book 6) by [Jane, Bettie]A missing person, an unidentified body, and the wedding of the century! 

With the grand opening of Charing Cross Investigations on the horizon and Mattie and Frankie in the midst of wedding festivities, Julia’s hands are already full.

Not officially open for business, Julia is surprised when she gets a well paying, walk-in client who needs help finding her missing nephew. Happy for the money she’ll be able to collect and possessing a soft spot for missing children, Julia is thrilled to accept the case. However, when a body is found high atop Tower Bridge, evidence links the missing boy she is already searching for to the murder on the bridge.

Tension mounts as the boy’s safe return seems less and likely. Did he murder the man on the bridge or is he being hunted by the true killer? Either way, young Oliver must be found all while Julia strives to balance her duties as a friend with her duties as a new business owner.

Caught between a murder investigation and the search for a missing person, Julia soon realizes that she may well be in over her head. Can she catch a killer, find a lost boy, and still make it to Mattie’s wedding festivities on time?  (Amazon)

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“Fans of Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum will cotton to Cyd.” ―Publishers Weekly

Eggnog notwithstanding, travel agent Cyd Redondo is not looking forward to the holidays. The borough of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn―along with most of her family―holds her responsible for landing her Uncle Ray in a minimum security prison.

So, when Cyd’s ex-husband, Barry Manzoni, announces his parents have disappeared from an Australian cruise, she rushes Down Under to enlist the help of travel liaison and friend Harriet Archer, who offers a free cabin on the Tasmanian Dream and insider assistance with the search.

Cyd’s flights are delayed, so she hitches a helicopter ride to the ship―which lacks a heli-pad. She and her Balenciaga bag barely survive the harrowing drop, landing on a gorgeous man in a Speedo. When she finally makes it to her cabin, she finds Harriet dead, lying in a pool of blood.

The ship’s doctor/coroner―now wearing a tux instead of his Speedo―declares the death an accident. While Darling Cruises hurries to cover up the “unfortunate event” and sanitize the crime scene, Cyd scrambles to preserve evidence, terrified the murder is connected to the Manzonis’ disappearance, and to prevent the heist of the world’s last Tasmanian tiger.  (Amazon)

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Teaberry Blossom Time (A Teaberry Farm Bed & Breakfast Cozy Book 17) by [Wallace, R. A.]

 

 

 

A Teaberry Farm Bed & Breakfast Cozy Book 17
The arrival of spring brings a high school dance, fast cars, and a murder. Megan searches for puzzle pieces to help the police find the killer. This mild cozy mystery offers a clean read with a female amateur sleuth and friends in a small-town setting. Main characters in the series are multigenerational.  (Amazon)

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Dazzled (A Charlie Cooper Mystery, Volume 5) by [Ray, Deany]Her job title should be “walking disaster magnet”. With accolades. And it has nothing to do with her wearing glasses.
But hey, what do you expect from a former geeky precinct secretary doing serious detective work? Like…dead serious.Dazzled is a fast-paced, stress-free cozy mystery with a touch of romance and a lot of humor. A light read with no gore or foul language, this book is perfect to unwind at the end of the day.Charlie, Marge and Celeste are back! This time in Las Vegas. Las Vegas? That’s right. What better way to celebrate a milestone birthday than to fly to Sin City?When Marge and Celeste surprise Charlie with tickets to Vegas, she decides it’s going to be the best weekend ever. I mean, how often does a gal turn 30?But Charlie wouldn’t be Charlie, if she didn’t stumble into a hot mess in the most unlikely place. She comes to realize that finding a small velvet bag full of diamonds does not mean you’ve hit the jackpot playing slots. Neither does finding a dead body when you at least expect it. Nor being chased by presumably some bad dudes for finding said body.Talk about bad luck in Vegas.

How do you survive illicit bus rides, surprise guests and bachelor parties all while trying to stay alive…and getting rid of those darned diamonds?

There is only one answer in Vegas: you either win…or you lose.

Fans of Janet Evanovich, Jana DeLeon, Liliana Hart, Gina LaManna, Gretchen Archer, Gemma Halliday and JB Lynn will get hooked on this quirky cast of characters and their mishaps.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

It has been thirteen years since the elderly residents of Magnolia Court were scammed out of a comfortable retirement by an unscrupulous developer who took their money and ran.

A twist of fate leads Gabby, Uncle Max and Aunt Hetty’s niece to uncover the developer’s whereabouts.

Pointed in the right direction by Gabby, the residents draw on their life skills to overcome one obstacle after another in order to recover what is theirs by right.

No one should underestimate the tenacity and ingenuity of this charming and endearing bunch of senior citizens. Age and infirmity are set aside as they set out on their quest to seek retribution.

In Uncle Max’s own words: “I believe that our little ruse could well go down in history as an example of what can be achieved when people, irrespective of their age, pool their skills and work together as a team. Regrettably, we cannot write the story – none of us would like to spend the rest of our days at Her Majesty’s pleasure – but maybe someday someone will write it for us…”  (Amazon)

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A killer is on the loose…

and he leaves a calling card at every murder scene

Though a blizzard has isolated Eagle Mountain, Trooper Ryder Stewart is attempting to track a murderer who’s claimed two victims. Then he’s tasked with ensuring veterinarian Darcy Marsh is not the third. The gorgeous lawman must earn Darcy’s trust despite her traumatic past…and resist his romantic feelings for her. But can he find the elusive killer before the killer finds Darcy?

Eagle Mountain Murder Mystery: Winter Storm Wedding  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours–Murder Once Removed

 

I’m so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for author S.C. Perkins and her new release Murder Once Removed.  This is the first book in her An Ancestor Detective Mystery series.

 

Murder Once Removed (An Ancestor Detective Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Minotaur Books (March 19, 2019)
Hardcover: 336 pages
ISBN-10: 1250189039
ISBN-13: 978-1250189035
Digital ASIN: B07D2BJ2JT

 

Purchase links

IndieBound      Amazon     Barnes & Noble    Books-a-Million

 

 

 

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S.C. Perkins’ Murder Once Removed is the captivating first mystery in the Ancestry Detective series, in which Texas genealogist Lucy Lancaster uses her skills to solve murders in both the past and present.

Except for a good taco, genealogist Lucy Lancaster loves nothing more than tracking down her clients’ long-dead ancestors, and her job has never been so exciting as when she discovers a daguerreotype photograph and a journal proving Austin, Texas, billionaire Gus Halloran’s great-great-grandfather was murdered back in 1849. What’s more, Lucy is able to tell Gus who was responsible for his ancestor’s death.

Partly, at least. Using clues from the journal, Lucy narrows the suspects down to two nineteenth-century Texans, one of whom is the ancestor of present-day U.S. senator Daniel Applewhite. But when Gus publicly outs the senator as the descendant of a murderer—with the accidental help of Lucy herself—and her former co-worker is murdered protecting the daguerreotype, Lucy will find that shaking the branches of some family trees proves them to be more twisted and dangerous than she ever thought possible.

 

 

 

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S.C. Perkins is a fifth-generation Texan who grew up hearing fascinating stories of her ancestry and eating lots of great Tex-Mex, both of which inspired the plot of her debut mystery novel. Murder Once Removed was the winner of the 2017 Malice Domestic Best First Traditional Mystery competition. She resides in Houston and, when she’s not writing or working at her day job, she’s likely outside in the sun, on the beach, or riding horses.

Author Links 

o   www.scperkins.com

o   www.twitter.com/scperkinswriter

o   www.instagram.com/scperkinswriter

o   www.facebook.com/scperkinswriter

o   www.pinterest.com/scperkinswriter

o   www.goodreads.com/scperkinswriter

 

 

 

 

 

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

I can’t remember wanting to be anything other than a writer. I wrote my first poem around age six and was making up stories with a beginning, middle, and end from the time I was in middle school. Since many of my relatives on my father’s side of the family were writers in one form or another, I honestly think it’s in my blood, so I’m not sure there was anything else I could have been!

I can think of two things that influenced my decision to become a writer. One was the first adult-level book I ever read: All Creatures Great and Small, by James Herriot. That book made me laugh, cry, fall in love, and want to read more. I thought it was magic, and I wanted to try and create the same magic. The second influence was my high-school English teacher, Mrs. Fowler. She wrote a lovely comment on one of my book reports that made me wake up and truly realize I had a gift, and I’ll always be grateful to her for that.

 

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

My character Lucy is a genealogist, which is both a fairly unique profession and one the cozy genre hasn’t yet seen, to my knowledge. Because of this, I’m hoping it will give cozy lovers a new profession about which they can learn some fun, interesting facts. I also think my book has a fairly diverse cast of characters, a lot of sassy Southern humor, and a tiny bit of a thriller-like edge, all of which were such fun to write.

 

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

I would love to be a plotter, but instead I’m a gold-certified pantser! My characters don’t behave for me at all whenever I happen to try and plot out a scene. I never know what they’re going to do until it happens on the page! It’s mostly very fun that way, but just occasionally, I’d like to be able to outline a scene and have it go down like I think it should. I’m not sure that will ever happen, though. My characters seem to be as stubborn as I am!

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

While I’ve received some reviews through my non-fiction work as a freelance writer and I self-published a romance novel several years ago, this is my true debut into the novel-writing world. Thus, I have only minor (but generally positive) experience with book reviews so far. That being said, I learned in journalism school not to read reviews, good or bad, and I’ve successfully adhered to that throughout my freelance writing career. However, as a novel writer, I’m learning it’s much harder to stay away from them like I used to! Still, good or otherwise, I try to always remember to stay confident but humble, and always strive to write better, read more, and keep learning. I’m hoping that attitude will continue to serve me well no matter what.

 

What advice would you give to your younger self?

I’d tell myself to have even more fun in college than I already did! And maybe read a few more books from genres outside my wheelhouse.

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

I’m a “cover nerd,” as another like-minded friend puts it. I’m very visual and covers are hugely important to me, second only to the flap/back-of-book copy. Covers help dictate the book’s theme and mood at first glance, which can be very helpful to attracting potential new readers. The only time a cover matters less to me is when it’s part of a series I love so much that the cover could be a particularly ugly shade of puce with no wording on the front whatsoever, and I would still buy it. Other than that, they’re a big selling point for me.

With my cover, I got incredibly lucky that my publisher, Minotaur Books, hired their in-house artist. The artist did a wonderful job and I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. They even asked me for photos of what I thought NPH should look like, and the artist made him look just like what I’d envisioned – a big, fluffy orange tabby. I couldn’t have asked for more and I’m so thankful.

 

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

Lucy is really smart, and I love that she’s confident in herself—she’s sassy and stubborn, for sure—but she also makes a lot of mistakes and doesn’t think she’s perfect. In my mind’s eye, Lucy is the type of person to protect someone else before herself without thinking twice about it. She’s also got a big heart and wants to believe the best of people. And she’s got a seriously goofy side, too. You put all those elements together, and you’ve got someone who would naturally search for the truth because it’s the right thing to do, and I like that about her.

 

What have you learned about yourselves since becoming an author?

For me, it was how this process has pulled me out of my social-media shell. I’ve never been one to feel comfortable promoting myself, but I’ve learned to embrace social media a lot more and find ways of marketing myself and my book that don’t make me feel like I’m being pushy. It’s using a different side of my creativity, and that’s been interesting.

 

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Do you write full-time or part-time?

I have a day job, so I can only write part time for now.

 

What do your plans for future projects include?

I’m working on book two in the Ancestry Detective series, and I also have another book I’m in the process of researching. I’m very excited about both projects!

 

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

The hardest part for me is probably the middle of the book, and making sure I keep developing the plot with the right pace. The easiest – or, at least the most fun for me – is writing scenes where my main character banters with another character. I love it when I get to let Lucy’s sassy side come out!

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

I love mysteries (of course), with my favorites being cozies, historical mysteries, and those set in England. I also love historical fiction, thrillers, and biographies.

Some of my favorite authors include Rhys Bowen, Kate Carlisle, Carolyn Haines, James R. Benn, Ashley Weaver, Susan Elia MacNeal, Deborah Crombie, and, of course, Dick Francis.

 

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

I hope they know how much I love crafting stories, and I hope it shows through in my writing.

 

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


I don’t think I could ever say thank you enough! I’m grateful to all readers, no matter who they read, and I feel incredibly lucky to be able to do something I love so much.

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How can readers discover more about you and your work?

    Website:  scperkins.com

    Blog: n/a

    Facebook:  facebook.com/scperkinswriter

    Twitter:   twitter.com/scperkinswriter

     Pinterest;  pinterest.com/scperkinswriter

     Amazon Author Page:  amazon.com/author/scperkins

     Goodreads:  goodreads.com/scperkinswriter

 

 

 

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TOUR PARTICIPANTS

March 5 – The Power of Words – REVIEW, INDIVIDUAL GIVEAWAY 

March 5 – Babs Book Bistro – SPOTLIGHT

March 6 – The Pulp and Mystery Shelf – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

March 6 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too! – REVIEW*

March 7 – The Book Diva’s Reads – GUEST POST

March 7 – My Reading Journeys – REVIEW

March 8 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

March 8 – Teresa Trent Author Blog – SPOTLIGHT

March 9 – Island Confidential – SPOTLIGHT

March 9 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT

March 10 – Nadaness In Motion – SPOTLIGHT, INDIVIDUAL GIVEAWAY

March 10 – That’s What She’s Reading – REVIEW*

March 11 – Carole’s Book Corner – SPOTLIGHT

March 11 – A Wytch’s Book Review Blog – REVIEW

March 11 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews – CHARACTER GUEST POST

March 12 – Valerie’s Musings – REVIEW

March 12 – This is my truth now – REVIEW

March 13 – FUONLYKNEW – SPOTLIGHT

March 13 – Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews – REVIEW

March 14 – Baroness’ Book Trove – REVIEW, RECIPE POST

March 14 – A Holland Reads – REVIEW*

March 15 – Here’s How It Happened – REVIEW *

March 15 – Laura`s Interests – SPOTLIGHT

March 16 – MJB Reviewers – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

March 16 – Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

March 17 – Reading Is My SuperPower – REVIEW, INDIVIDUAL GIVEAWAY

March 18 – The Avid Reader – REVIEW*

March 18 – Back Porchervations – REVIEW

 

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Review of Penned

Penned
Kate Turner, DVM, Book #4
Eileen Brady
5 Stars

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Dr. Kate Turner, DVM, is seven months into her one-year contract to cover for a Hudson Valley vet taking a year-long world cruise. She’s getting used to the hospital and house-call workload but not to the sometimes dangerous, if not deadly, critters – animal and human – she meets.

Eighty-something-year-old Gloria LaGuardia has been installed at an assisted living center by her niece. They bump into Kate at the Oak Falls annual Halloween street bash. And while Gloria’s conversation indicates some mental confusion – she asks a couple dressed as rabbits if they are real or not – she’s still sharp. And she says, “Someone evil is here. I saw him.”

Saw who? Will this chance meeting draw Kate into the path of Carl Wolf, a notorious fugitive twenty-one years on the FBI’s Most Wanted List? Is Wolf hiding in plain sight in or around Oak Falls?

When Gloria, once an artist endowed with a sharp eye, is murdered, Kate doesn’t know what to think. But author Tucker Weinstein approaches her at Gloria’s funeral and indicates he believes the old woman. Further, he’s devoting a chapter in his book to Carl Wolf.

The FBI doesn’t appear interested. Gloria’s family just wants to move on. But publicity-hungry Tucker mentions Kate in a newspaper interview that goes viral. She’s overloaded with new clients like Billy, a Nubian stud goat living penned up with alpaca, llamas, and more goats on a local farm producing milk, wool, and cheese, and a grumpy Chihuahua dressed up like a Thanksgiving turkey. Yet she senses someone is now following her. An undercover FBI agent? Carl Wolf on the prowl?

Determined not to be a victim, Kate digs deep into the arson/murder Wolf committed long ago. Are the clues to unmasking him hidden in the past, or closer than she thinks?

 

Review:

The characters are well developed and well rounded. I really enjoy the relationships between Kate and the staff at the veterinary clinic, they were like a family instead of coworkers. They liked to gossip and they wanted to be in everyone’s business, including Kate’s. They do not let her get away with anything. She is not very lucky in love and she has some decisions to make about her beaus.

The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and through much of the book, I felt like I was right there, going on house vet calls with Kate and watching all of the action taking place. The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read. I really enjoyed the day to day workings at the clinic and I was fascinated when Kate was working with the animals.

The mystery was well plotted and moved at a steady pace. The author is very talented in creating suspense with the written word. The more I read the book, the more tension I felt. I felt like I was climbing a set of stairs and each step took me closer to climatic conclusion. I really enjoyed that feeling.

I would highly recommend this book (and series) to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery. And if you like books about animals, then this is a must read.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book provided by the publisher, Poisoned Pen Press, and NetGalley, which I greatly appreciate.

 

Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours–Murder Between The Pages

 

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I’m so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for author Linda Hope Lee and her her book Murder Between The Pages.  This is the first book in her The Nina Foster Mystery series.

Murder Between the Pages (The Nina Foster Mystery Series)
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
The Wild Rose Press, Inc. (Crimson Rose) (December 19, 2018)
Paperback: 264 pages
ISBN-10: 1509223673
ISBN-13: 978-1509223671
Digital Print Length: 190 pages
ASIN: B07JKZT5TM

 

Purchase Links

Amazon    B&N

 

 

It’s a sad day for librarian Nina Foster when she discovers her good friend, bookstore owner Wildeen Bergman, dead on her office floor. Worse yet, another friend, romance writer Zelma Duke, becomes the police’s prime suspect. Nina knows Wildeen had something on Zelma. Was it enough to warrant murder? Handsome Stephen Kraslow, owner of the local newspaper, joins forces with Nina to find out the truth. The quest takes them on a dangerous journey of twists and turns before they reach the final outcome.

 

 

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Linda Hope Lee had written contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and mysteries. Other pursuits include watercolor painting, photography, collecting children’s books and anything to do with wire-haired fox terriers. She makes her home in the Pacific Northwest.

Author Links

Website http://www.lindahopelee.com

Twitter: @lindahopelee

Facebook: facebook.com/lindahopelee

Goodreadsgoodreads.com/lindahopelee

 

 

 

 

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March 11 – A Blue Million Books – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

March 11 – Books Direct – GUEST POST

March 12 – FUONLYKNEW – REVIEW

March 13 – The Ninja Librarian – REVIEW

March 14 – Valerie’s Musings – REVIEW

March 14 – MJB Reviewers – SPOTLIGHT

March 15 – Book Club Librarian – REVIEW

March 15 – Teresa Trent Author Blog – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

March 16 – The Book Decoder – REVIEW

March 17 – My Reading Journeys – REVIEW

March 17 – StoreyBook Reviews – GUEST POST

March 18 – That’s What She’s Reading – REVIEW

March 18 – Ruff Drafts – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

 

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New Releases For The Week Of March 10th, 2019–Part 4

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of March 10th, 2019. I am going to divide the list into 4 days because there are so many of them for this week. Today is the fourth and final day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.

 

 

When poison fells an arrogant and rude businessman in public, Mrs. Jeffries and Inspector Witherspoon both realize they are looking for a deranged maniac in this all new installment in the beloved Victorian Mystery series 

On a cold night in February, the popular Lighterman’s ball festivities are cut short when a guest of honor, Stephen Bremmer, goes into spasms and abruptly collapses.   Once again Inspector Witherspoon returns to the Wrexley Hotel to investigate a murder.

The victim was considered a boorish snob who felt entitled to anything and anyone he wanted. Yet despite his Oxford education, he was barely literate, lazy, and prone to make stupid mistakes – his last mistake turned out to be crossing a killer.

The owners and management of the Wrexley Hotel clearly don’t welcome the return of Inspector Witherspoon but he has his job to do, and Mrs. Jeffries, and the rest of the household must do their best to catch a murderer who shows no signs of slowing down…   (Amazon)

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Apples, Actors and Axes (Beachside Books Magical Cozy Mystery Book 2) by [Lester, Paula, Thomas, Lisa B.]Someone has an axe to grind. Literally!

Paige Murphy has settled into her new life as a writer and bookshop owner. Business booms when an infamous Hollywood director announces he’s hidden a treasure that could bring fame and fortune to whoever finds it . . . and his clues lead a bevy of actors and adventurers to Comfort Cove!

 

But when the body of one of those actors is found on the beach, Paige’s detective brother sets his sights on Paige’s hunky new assistant as the killer. Now, she must turn to her newly-formed coven and resident ghost to catch the real murderer without jeopardizing her brother’s new job.

 

Apples, Actors and Axes is Book 2 in the Beachside Books Magical Cozy Mystery Series.

 

If you like your cozy mysteries with a cast of quirky characters, a dash of magic, and a loyal but slightly dim-witted cat, you’ll love this light-hearted whodunit.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Dangerous Collaboration (A Veronica Speedwell Mystery Book 4) by [Raybourn, Deanna]A bride mysteriously disappears on her wedding day in the newest Veronica Speedwell adventure by the New York Times bestselling author of the Lady Julia Grey series.

Lured by the promise of a rare and elusive butterfly, the intrepid Veronica Speedwell is persuaded by Lord Templeton-Vane, the brother of her colleague Stoker, to pose as his fiancée at a house party on a Cornish isle owned by his oldest friend, Malcolm Romilly.

But Veronica soon learns that one question hangs over the party: What happened to Rosamund?Three years ago, Malcolm Romilly’s bride vanished on their wedding day, and no trace of her has ever been found. Now those who were closest to her have gathered, each a possible suspect in her disappearance.

From the poison garden kept by Malcolm’s sister to the high towers of the family castle, the island’s atmosphere is full of shadows, and danger lurks around every corner.

Determined to discover Rosamund’s fate, Veronica and Stoker match wits with a murderer who has already struck once and will not hesitate to kill again.…  (Amazon)

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As Directed (A Maggie O'Malley Mystery Book 3) by [Valenti, Kathleen]In the shadow of a past fraught with danger and tainted by loss, former pharmaceutical researcher Maggie O’Malley is rebuilding her life, trading test tubes for pill bottles as she embarks on a new career at the corner drugstore.

But as she spreads her wings, things begin to go terribly wrong. A customer falls ill in the store. Followed by another. And then more.

The specter of poisoning arises, conjuring old grudges, past sins, buried secrets and new suspicions from which no one is immune.

As Maggie and her best friend Constantine begin to investigate, they discover that some of the deadliest doses come from the most unexpected places.

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AS DIRECTED by Kathleen Valenti | A Henery Press Mystery. If you like one, you’ll probably like them all.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Macaron Massacre (MURDER IN THE MIX Book 10) by [Moore, Addison]A baker who sees the dead. One too many suitors.
And a killer. Living in Honey Hollow can be murder.

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

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

Mayor Nash is up for reelection and I’ve been asked to furnish the sweet treats for his campaign kickoff. So when I stumble upon a corpse at the party everything predictably goes haywire. But this isn’t just any old corpse, this is a personal attack on our family. Not to mention the fact that someone seems to be stalking Everett. Something isn’t right in Honey Hollow. It seldom is. There is only one saving grace in this chaos and it’s the fact that Nell Sawyer is back. If I have anything to say about it, she’ll be back for good—and the only way to ensure that is to let the case grow cold.

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

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

Editions Available:  Kindle

Snow Ordinary Family (Alaska Cozy Mystery Book 10) by [Meadows, Wendy]Will Sarah solve another murder and save the lives of innocent people or will she become trapped in the snow and wind up frozen?

Sarah and Amanda are happily planning a girls-only week in Snow Falls while both of their husbands are out of town: an entire week to shop, laze around, bake brownies, and do girly stuff. But then a killer snowstorm arrives along with a whole lot of trouble. First, Sarah must take charge of the police station because half of the town is sick with a terrible flu, including the chief of police. Second, a dead man turns up in her coffee shop. Third, and strangest of all, three sweet and harmless old ladies claim they killed the dead man and an old Snow Falls family feud rears its ugly head. Sarah and Amanda tumble head-first into a strange case with more twists and turns than they realize.

Determined to prove the three elderly ladies are not the real killers—even though they claim to be—Sarah sets out on a troublesome path that finally leads her into the dark history of two families determined to avenge old hurts and long-ago thefts from the frontier days. Chasing down one lead after another with only Amanda at her side, Sarah begins to piece the puzzle together. Just when she is closing in on the answers, the snowstorm turns deadly, trapping her and Amanda inside the police station while the killer roams free in town. Determined not to give up and despite the storm threatening her life, Sarah must find a way to chase down the killer before three more murders happen on her watch.

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

Read all the Alaska cozy mysteries:

1. The Snowman Killer
2. Deep in the Snow
3. Snow Happens
4. Snow is Not the Time
5. Spring into Murder
6. Chasing Shadows
7. Snowy Misery
8. Hot Springs Murder
9. Danger in the Snow
10. Snow Ordinary Family  (Amazon)

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Julie Chase is back with her fourth delightful Kitty Couture mystery, perfect for fans of Rita Mae Brown and Blaize Clement.

With a pet pageant around the corner and a killer unleashed, Lacy will have to collar the culprit before the claws come out.

Lacy Marie Crocker can hardly believe it’s been a year since her return home to New Orleans. There hasn’t been a dull moment since opening her pet boutique last summer, and thanks to the popularity of Lacy’s organic pet treats, and the arrival of the National Pet Pageant, Lacy desperately needs some help before she is overrun by the demand for pupcakes and crinolines.

The entire Garden District seems to be counting the minutes until opening night of the pet pageant and everything is going spectacularly until Viktor Petrov, the pageant emcee takes a spill from the balcony during dress rehearsal. All signs points to murder and homicide detective Jack Oliver sets his eyes on Eva Little, one of Lacy’s committee sisters and the only other person on the balcony at the time of the fall, as the killer. But when it comes out that Viktor was notoriously rude, the doors blow wide open with potential suspects who could’ve wanted him dead.

Lacy’s determined to find the killer and exonerate Eva, but when Lacy receives a mysterious warning―a plush kitty from Lacy’s shop with its mouth crudely stitched over―it’s clear that she’s been found first. Full with killer recipes for your pet, Cat Got Your Crown is Julie Chase’s uproarious fourth Kitty Couture mystery.  (Amazon)

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National bestselling author Heather Blake is back with wishcrafter Darcy Merriweather in her eighth magical Wishcraft mystery adventure.

Wishcrafter Darcy Merriweather might be a witch with the ability to grant wishes for others, but wishing isn’t going to help her catch a killer…

When wishcrafter Darcy Merriweather’s personal concierge company is hired by elite runner Abby Stillwell to organize the Wicked Mad Dash, a competition that takes place in the Enchanted Village, Darcy is more than willing to help her friend. As blizzard conditions rage on the morning of the race, Darcy’s main concern is the terrible weather―until Abby goes missing…and is later found dead, buried in the snow.

As Darcy investigates her friend’s untimely death, she learns that she didn’t really know Abby well at all. And those closest to the woman―her secret fiancé, her roommate, her ex-boyfriend, and her co-workers at Balefire Sports―seem to have plenty to hide too. As Darcy digs deeper, she uncovers complicated relationships, a possible embezzlement scheme, and allegations of cheating against a top athlete.

Just when Darcy is convinced she’s hit a dead end in the case, a startling burglary and the hunt for Abby’s elusive ex send Darcy down a dark, dangerous trail. It will take the help from friends, family, and a little bit of magic for Darcy to stop a stone-cold killer from striking again.  (Amazon)

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Harvested: A Max Boucher Mystery (Max Boucher Mysteries Book 1) by [Lambert, Troy]

Max Boucher, a former Seattle detective turned P.I. has just been handed a puzzling case. Dozens of dogs are disappearing all over the city, and no one knows why. The stretched Seattle police department can’t dedicate the resources needed, and Max may be the pet owner’s only hope. For the missing dogs, time is running out.

But Max is dealing with his own demons. Three years ago, his wife disappeared and his daughter was murdered. The police presume she is dead, but Max knows better. He’s still paying for the house they lived in together, terrified that he will sell the one place that holds the clues he needs to find his wife.

Will Max be able to find the dogs in time? Does this case hold an unknown clue to his wife’s disappearance? Once you start reading, you won’t be able to stop until the very end.   (Amazon)

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New Releases For The Week Of March 10th, 2019–Part 3

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of March 10th, 2019. I am going to divide the list into 4 days because there are so many of them for this week. Today is the third day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.

 

The mysterious Rose Chopra arrives in picturesque Sea Harbor, Massachusetts, and the Seaside Knitters welcome her into their world, until a controversial entrepreneur winds up dead and Rose becomes the prime suspect. Includes a knitting pattern. (mystery & detective).
(Amazon)
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The Mystery at Chadwick House by [Parker, Kate]
Old houses hide old secrets. When Emma Winter agrees to help her childhood friend renovate her dreamhouse, she doesn’t expect electrical shorts, flying ladders, and frightened workmen. All of that can be explained. An attraction to an enigma can’t. Adam Chadwick is the biggest puzzle of all. He’s a stranger in town, and he won’t tell Emma about his past. Is he behind the attacks at the old Victorian mansion? Or is something more sinister happening? Old houses hold old secrets.When Emma Winter agrees to help her childhood friend renovate her dreamhouse, she didn’t expect electrical shorts, flying ladders, and frightened workmen. All of that can be explained. An attraction to an enigma can’t.Adam Chadwick is the biggest puzzle of all. He’s a stranger in town, and he won’t tell Emma about his past. Is he behind the attacks at the old Victorian mansion? Or is something more sinister happening?  (Amazon)
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Murder from Scratch: A Sally Solari Mystery by [Leslie Karst]Restaurateur Sally Solari’s cousin Evelyn may be blind, but she can see all too clearly that her chef mother’s death wasn’t an accidental overdose—she was murdered.

Santa Cruz restaurateur Sally Solari’s life is already boiling over as she deals with irate cooks and other staffing issues at the busy Gauguin restaurant. The rainy December weather isn’t cooling things down, either. So she’s steamed when her dad persuades her to take in Evelyn, her estranged blind cousin whose mother has just died of a drug overdose.

But Evelyn proves to be lots of fun and she’s a terrific cook. Back at the house she’d shared with her mom, Evelyn’s heightened sense of touch tells her that various objects—a bottle of cranberry juice, her grandfather’s jazz records—are out of place. She and her mom always kept things in the same place so Evelyn could find them. So she suspects that her mother’s death was neither accident nor suicide, no matter what the police believe.

The cousins’ sleuthing takes Sally and Evelyn into the world of macho commercial kitchens, and the cutthroat competitiveness that can flame up between chefs. In Leslie Karst’s scrumptious fourth Sally Solari mystery, Sally will have to chop a long list of suspects down to size or end up getting burned.  (Amazon)

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AA Malevolent Magic in Faerywood Falls (Mountain Magic Mysteries Book 4) by [Baker, Blythe ]s evil curses go, this one’s the worst …

Marianne is finally beginning to feel safe in Faerywood Falls. She’s come to grips with her new magical abilities, and so far, none of the powerful Gifted factions in town have worked out her faery origins. She’s even attracted the interest of two very different men – even if she’s not sure how far to trust either of them.

But everything falls apart with the sudden death of the only person around who seems to know the truth about Marianne’s past. Reeling from the blow of losing her best chance at uncovering more information about her biological mother, Marianne sets out to learn who’s behind the tragedy.

When her investigation brings her into conflict with the Blackburn family, she’ll have to discover once and for all just how far the vampire clan might go to protect their own secrets.  (Amazon)

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Above the Fold & Below the Belt (An Avery Shaw Mystery Book 14) by [Lee, Amanda M.]Avery Shaw has taken on her fair share of jerks.
Often, she’s considered the jerk when she takes them down … a role she gladly relishes.
Now, though, she’s taking on a whole faction of jerks.
It seems a battle of the sexes is brewing in Macomb County. A local shock jock, a man who believes women should be home tending children and keeping the house clean while men bring home the bacon, is on trial for sexually harassing his underlings.
His followers believe he’s innocent. Every female empowerment group in the state – and ultimately the nation – believes he’s guilty. That means it’s a media circus, and there’s nothing Avery likes more than a circus.
She has her hands full with this one, though. She very clearly agrees with one side but there seems to be something wrong with the underlying story. When one of the radio personality’s followers is shot in the middle of a rally, ensuring he’s a martyr for the cause, Avery realizes there’s a path to follow … and it’s long and winding.
Avery knows who she wants to win. She also knows someone isn’t telling the truth. It’s her job to find out which side is lying.
It’s all hands on deck for another zany adventure, and everyone is along for the ride. Who’s left standing at the end is anyone’s guess, but Avery smells blood in the water … and she’s going to find the truth no matter who goes down in the process.  (Amazon)
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Obsidian Murder: A Violet Carlyle Cozy Historical Mystery (The Violet Carlyle Mysteries Book 10) by [Byers, Beth]Bonfire Night 1924. 

Violet, Victor, and friends intend to celebrate an evening with cocktails, bonfires, and fireworks. What they don’t intend is to find a body instead of their Guy Fawkes. What’s even more baffling? The obsidian blade. Once again, the friends delve into a wicked crime. Tensions rise as they realize that murder wasn’t the only game afoot during the celebration.

Book SEVEN in The Violet Carlyle Mysteries. Are you ready for the roaring twenties? For a spunky young woman determined to craft her own life? If so, you’ll love Vi, her indulgent twin Vic, and their friends. You might even find your imagination caught by the detective Jack Wakefield. For fans of Carola Dunn, Jacqueline Winspear, Georgette Heyer, Leighann Dobbs, and Lee Strauss.

A light, cozy mystery with a fun peek into life in the life of a bright young thing. No swearing, graphic scenes, or cliffhangers.

The Violet Carlyle Mysteries
Book 1: Murder & the Heir
Book 2: Kennington House Murder
Book 3: Murder at the Folly
Book 4: A Merry Little Murder
Book 5: Murder Among the Roses
Book 6: Murder in the Shallows
Book 7: Gin & Murder
Book 8: Obsidian Murder
Book 9: Murder at the Ladies Club
Book 10: Wedding Bells & Murder
Book 11: A Jazzy Little Murder  (Amazon)

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Essie Lang’s series debut is perfect for fans of Lorna Barrett, Vicki Delany, and book lovers everywhere.

Rookie bookstore owner Shelby Cox must hit the books to learn the ropes before she loses a killer in the stacks.

Shelby Cox never intended to become a bookseller, so when the former editor returns to her hometown of Alexandria Bay, nestled in upstate New York’s breathtaking Thousand Islands region, to take over her aunt’s bookstore, she has no idea what to expect. To her amazement, she discovers that she now owns a fifty-percent share in Bayside Books, and will also run the store’s second location in the majestic castle on nearby Blye Island.

But just as Shelby is gearing up for the start of the tourist season, the Castle volunteer coordinator is found murdered in the nearby Grotto. Castle caretaker Matthew Kessler is suspect number one, but Shelby thinks the killing may be connected to an earlier era, when violence among Prohibition-era smugglers was rampant in the region. As Shelby launches her own investigation, handsome and unnerving Special Agent Zack Griffin of the Coast Guard Investigative Services tries to quell her smuggling theory and keep her safe. But Shelby is determined to summon all her savvy as a book editor to plot the murder―and find the killer before he strikes again―in Trouble on the Books, Essie Lang’s clever and captivating series debut.  (Amazon)

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The Ghost Who Ate Grits (Southern Ghost Wranglers Book 3) by [Boyles, Amy]Blissful Breneaux’s life in Haunted Hollow is finally settling down. Her ghost hunting business is exploding in all the right directions and her love life with the handsome Roan Storm is heating up.

But all that goes awry when she is called in to investigate a haunted house on the outskirts of town. An evil spirit is terrorizing a family and it’s up to Blissful and her geriatric friends Ruth and Alice to stop it from wreaking any more havoc.

Problem is, this big bad ghost has more power than Blissful has ever seen. On top of that, when Blissful unearths the dead body of a Jane Doe in the home, the spirit threatens that Blissful will meet the same fate.

This puts her in a bad position. Should Blissful deal with the big bad alone or call in reinforcements?

She chooses to call Axel Reign and Pepper Dunn from the magical town of Magnolia Cove, Alabama. With the help of this wizard and witch, Blissful can now face off against the big bad spirit.

Can she win or will Blissful wind up this spirit’s latest victim?

Find out now!  (Amazon)

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Deja Brew (The Magic Bean Paranormal Cozy Book 1) by [Summers, Natalie]Accidentally summoning a talking dog was not how Louise “Lou” Danvers wanted to end her first day in her new town. Moving a thousand miles after inheriting an apartment in her Mom’s hometown was one thing. Finding out that she comes from a family of witches was another. Surprise? Still reeling from the new information, Lou finds herself at odds with the owner of the local coffee shop. No big deal, right? Until the owner shows up dead, right outside Lou’s front door.

Now the prime suspect, Lou’s got to hurry and solve the murder before she’s tried in the court of public opinion. When the victim turns out to have ties to a drug ring, the whole case gets more complicated. Especially when the same drugs are found in Lou’s new apartment. Then the victim’s will is read, and Lou inherits the coffee shop from the same person she’s accused of killing.

Between the talking dog, her new magic lessons, gaining a family, and the ridiculously handsome, single-father ex-cop who seems to pop up wherever she goes, Lou’s got more than enough to keep her busy. When the police chief decides she’s guilty and will go to any lengths to prove it, Lou has to hurry and figure out who actually ‘dunit’ before she’s locked up for good.  (Amazon)

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The Saint Paddy's Promise: A Cozy Mystery (A Tess and Tilly Cozy Mystery Book 6) by [Daley, Kathi]If you love small towns, endearing relationships, food, animals, and a touch of murder, you will love this cozy mystery series.

Sixty years ago a man made a promise to the woman he loved to meet her on Saint Patrick’s Day. They were to meet in the park on the bench where they liked to sit and watch the world go by. The couple were deeply in love and planned to marry but he never showed up at the rendezvous point. Every Saint Patrick’s Day since then the woman has made a pilgrimage to the bench to wait for her one true love. Tess and Tilly see the woman sitting with her granddaughter on the bench and decide to stop and chat. During their conversation the granddaughter tells Tess the story of her grandmother and the man who professed his love and promised to return but never did. Tess is drawn in by her story and agrees to try to find the answers, the elderly woman has sought all her life. She enlists the help of Tony as well as the woman’s granddaughter.

Meanwhile, Bree is knee deep in wedding planning, there is a new murder in town, and Tony gets a lead on Tess’s father,  (Amazon)

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