Monday, March 13, 2017

Monday Mini-Reviews | No Way Home; Cat Got Your Diamonds; First Degree Mudder


No Way Home | Cat Got Your Diamonds | First Degree Mudder


Here are mini-reviews of some of the cozy mysteries that I've read recently. I enjoyed them all very much, and I think you will enjoy reading these books also!


Friday, February 3, 2017

15 Minutes by Larissa Reinhart | Blog Tour with Review, Guest Post, and Giveaway

The author of the Cherry Tucker Mysteries is back, with a new series!

The Blurb


#10Days #FindTheWoman #GetTheJob #DoNOTFallInLove

#WannaBeDetective

When ex-teen star Maizie Albright returns to her Southern hometown of Black Pine, Georgia, she hoped to rid herself of Hollywood tabloid and reality show hell for a new career as a private investigator. Instead, Hollyweird follows her home. Maizie’s costar crushing, but now for her gumshoe boss. Her stage-monster mother still demands screen time. Her latest rival wants her kicked off the set, preferably back to a California prison.

By entangling herself in a missing person's case, she must reprise her most famous role. The job will demand a performance of a lifetime. But this time, the stakes are real and may prove deadly.

15 Minutes by Larissa Reinhart
Series: A Maizie Albright Star Detective Mystery, #1
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publisher: Past Perfect Press
Publication Date: January 24, 2017
Paperback: 341 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0997885323
e-Book File Size: 1506 KB
ASIN: B01N77ZK94
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For a sneak peek of 15 Minutes, download a four chapter excerpt,
using Bookfunnel or Instafreebie.




The Review

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Poison is the New Black by Chelsea Field | Review

Chelsea Field is back, with another Eat, Pray, Die Humorous Mystery!



The Blurb


When Mr. Black becomes the top suspect in a murder investigation, Isobel Avery is roped into helping Etta, her Glock, and her greyhound clear his name.

Except her boyfriend Connor is warning her to stay out of it, the new client she’s protecting from poison threats requires her full attention, and oh yeah, Izzy thinks Mr. Black might be guilty… He did once try to beat her to a pulp after all.

To make matters worse, Etta and Izzy aren’t the only ones digging in to this case, and the other parties are a whole lot more dangerous. And if Mr. Black didn’t do it, then the real killer is still out there and might not appreciate their interference.

As Izzy struggles to make sure the right bad guy goes to prison, find her footing in her new romantic relationship, and integrate herself into her client’s alien world of high-society ladies — the same world the victim is from — she’d better watch out for poisons, vengeance, and firebombs. 


Poison is the New Black by Chelsea Field
Series: An Eat, Pray, Die Humorous Mystery, #3
Genre: Cozy Mystery  
Publication Date: January 16, 2017
Publisher: JFP Press
Print Length: 215 pages
e-Book File Size: 2961 KB
ASIN: B01N34VHR9


Click here for an excerpt from Chapter One, on Author Chelsea Field's website.

The Review

Monday, January 9, 2017

Curried Away by Gail Oust | Blog Tour with Review, Guest Post, and Giveaway

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The author of Cinnamon Toasted is back, with a new Spice Shop Mystery!

The Blurb


Piper Prescott, proprietor of Spice It Up!, has persuaded Doug Winters, the mild-mannered vet she’s been dating, to demonstrate Indian cuisine at her shop. But before Doug’s presentation of classic chicken curry is completed, Ned Feeney, local handyman, bursts in with news of a murder.

Sandy Granger, the director of a local production of Steel Magnolias, was found strangled in the third-floor balcony of the Brandywine Creek Opera House. Sandy, it seems, had not endeared herself to cast or crew. Complaints about her ran the gamut from her management style to her lack of people skills. Everyone connected with the production falls under suspicion, including Piper Prescott’s BFF, Reba Mae Johnson, who made it well known how unhappy she is that she was cut from the cast.

When the spotlight for the dastardly deed shines on Reba Mae, Piper rushes to her friend’s defense. Who among Sandy’s detractors was angry enough to wrap a silk scarf around her neck — and pull tight? Will Piper succeed in solving the case before she becomes the killer’s encore performance? And will she ever learn just how to prepare the perfect curry? As delicious as it is charming, the latest entry in Gail Oust’s mouth-watering Spice Shop Mysteries is sure to delight both old fans and new.

Curried Away by Gail Oust
Series: A Spice Shop Mystery, #4
Genre: Cozy Mystery, Culinary Mystery
Publisher: Minotaur Books / Macmillan Publishers
Publication Date: December 13, 2016
Hardcover: 304 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1250081254
e-Book File Size: 1384 KB
ASIN: B01G1J80H8
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Click here for a sneak peek! You can read Chapter 1 
of Curried Away on Macmillan Publishers' website.



The Review



Friday, January 6, 2017

Alphabet Soup 2017 Reading Challenge



This challenge is hosted by Lori at Escape with Dollycas.



Alphabet Soup Challenge

from Lori

It’s an alphabet challenge!!! The challenge is to read one book that has a title starting with every letter of the alphabet. (Disregard the "A"s, "An"s, and "The"s from the beginnings of the titles.) The first Main word has the initial letter you are counting, except for those pesky Q, X and Z titles. The word that starts with Q, X and Z can be anywhere in the title.

This challenge will run from January 1st, 2017 until December 31st, 2017. You can join anytime. By December 31, your bowls must be full of one book for each letter of the Alphabet. Each Letter Counts As 1 Spoonful.

Make a page, or a post, or a GoodReads shelf where you will keep track of your spoonfuls. You do not have to post a review of the book. Books can come from any genre. Books can be read in any order and all formats — print, e-book, audio — are acceptable for this challenge! Crossovers to other challenges are allowed and encouraged!

Ready to join us??

Bloggers, grab the image above and make a post about the challenge to encourage others to join!

Non-bloggers, you can join too! Just keep track any way you wish and sign up using the link here. You can even set up a special shelf on Goodreads.com to help you keep track!

Follow Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book as there may be special announcements made about the challenge.

There is also a very active group on Facebook where you can share your books read and converse with others taking part in the challenge.



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I'll list my spoonfuls here.