Friday, October 20, 2017

The Case of the Clobbered Cad by Debra E. Marvin | Blog Tour Review, Guest Post, Giveaway

The Blurb

Inspired by the famous Girl Detective, the members of the Olentangy Heights Girls' Detective Society, affectionately known as the Nosy Parkers, spent their formative years studying criminology, codes, and capers. Unfortunately, opportunities to put their unique skills to work were thin on the ground in the post-war boom of their little corner of suburbia and they eventually grew up to pursue more sensible careers. Until... 

Heather Munro’s youthful devotion to The Girl Detective led to a passion for digging around in history. Now pursuing her Master's Degree in Celtic Studies, Heather must balance exploring Edinburgh with her determination to excel in her all–male classes at the University. Unfortunately, on her first night working in the Archives room, she discovers the dead body of a visiting professor, the same would-be Lothario she’d hoped never to see again. 

As clues come to light, it’s clear someone hopes to frame Heather for the murder. Besides her quirky landlady, whom can she trust? How can she clear her name? The police and the American Consul have plenty of suspects, but only two seem to have both motive and opportunity: Heather and the quiet Scottish historian she longs to trust.

The Case of the Clobbered Cad by Debra E. Marvin
Series: Nosy Parkers Mysteries, #2
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publication Date: August 1, 2017
Publisher: Journey Fiction
Paperback: 302 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1946892027
E-Book ASIN: B0749K9NZX

The Review

Monday, October 16, 2017

Cold As Ice by Julie Mulhern | Blog Tour with Guest Post and Giveaway

The Blurb

Ellison Russell’s life resembles a rollercoaster ride. And rollercoasters make her ill. Her daughter Grace has a crush on a boy Ellison doesn’t trust and she’s taken to hosting wild parties when Ellison goes out for the evening. Worse, the bank which represents Grace’s inheritance from her father may be in trouble.

When a meeting with the chef at the country club leads to the discovery of a body, Ellison can’t afford cold feet. She must save the bank, find the killer, and convince Grace (and herself) that powerful women don’t need men to rescue them.

Books in the Country Club Murders Humorous Mystery Series:
THE DEEP END (#1), Five-Kitty Review here
GUARANTEED TO BLEED (#2), Five-Kitty Review here
COLD AS ICE (#6), Five-Kitty Review here and here

Cold As Ice by Julie Mulhern
Series: The Country Club Murders, #6
Genre: Humorous Mystery 
Publication Date:October 17, 2017
Publisher: Henery Press
Paperback: 268 pages
ISBN-10: 1635112672
ISBN-13: 978-1635112672
ISBN-10: 1635112702
ISBN-13: 978-1635112702
e-Book File Size: 503 KB
ASIN: B07481MPV2
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The Guest Post

by Julie Mulhern

Deadspeak 2 by Ruth Bainbridge | Book Blast with Excerpt and Giveaway

The Blurb

DEADSPEAK2. The chilling new entry in the Deadspeak Mystery Series.

Things look different when you're dead.

It’s Halloween and a group of teens throw a party at Harbinger Falls’ most celebrated haunted estate. It’s all fun and games until a session with a Ouija board guides the partygoers to the body of a young girl hidden in the attic. 

Detective Kimberly Trent is assigned the case and quickly discovers that all is not as it seems. First, there’s the connection between the death and a string of petnappings terrorizing the neighborhood. Then there’s the suicide note that only leaves more questions than answers. A visit from Kimberly’s ghostly friend Griff Lindon sheds an unwelcome light. It seems she’s had a run in with the newly deceased who tells her she’s been murdered. 

This is the second in The Deadspeak Mysteries. The entries are meant to be read in sequential order and do not stand alone. In each book, you’ll find a new murder for Kimberly Trent to solve. You’ll also find the continuing search for who murdered Kim’s sister Elizabeth. Each book will take you closer and closer to finding out the identity of The Hex Killer, the serial killer who ended Elizabeth’s short life. It will also bring you to the heart of the evil that’s come back to life to wreak revenge.

Deadspeak 2 by Ruth Bainbridge 
Series: The Deadspeak Mysteries, #2
Genre: Mystery/Thriller, Paranormal
Release Date: September 12, 2017
Self Published 
eBook File Size: 1557 KB
Print Length: 481 pages
ASIN: B0759YG1Z4  
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The Excerpt

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Poison and Prejudice by Chelsea Field | Review

Chelsea Field returns to Jane Reads with another Eat, Pray, Die Humorous Mystery!

The Blurb

Izzy and the gang are back in book four of this funny, romantic, mystery series. And the stakes have never been higher…

When Izzy agreed to become an undercover poison taster, she didn’t anticipate that it might involve driving around the streets of Los Angeles with a corpse in the trunk.

Because the police asked her to.

She also didn’t think finding a body together could be considered a bonding experience until she met Connor’s family.

But fate delights in marking its territory all over Izzy’s expectations. And this time she’ll be caught between the powers of Homeland Security, an evil human trafficking ring, and the Taste Society all working toward different ends…

Poison and Prejudice by Chelsea Field
Series: An Eat, Pray, Die Humorous Mystery, #4
Genre: Cozy Mystery  
Publication Date: June 13, 2017
Publisher: JFP Press
Paperback: 334 pages
ISBN-10: 0994575688
ISBN-13: 978-0994575685
e-Book File Size: 3174 KB

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

The Review

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Vangie Vale And The Corpseless Custard by R.L. Syme | Review

The Blurb

What could be wrong with attending a Bunco group with a friend, in a nearby town, and making a few custards for the guest of honor?

Nothing at all... except that guest of honor never shows up. And when her body is discovered, everyone at the Bunco group is a murder suspect. Vangie has to work overtime to fulfill all her responsibilities back in Saint Agnes, and also keep herself out of the murder-spotlight. 

Vangie Vale finds herself in another predicament, trying to solve a murder in a neighboring small town before her mugshot shows up in the local anonymous gossip blog. And just when she hoped her Sherlocking days were done. No rest for the wicked… or the clergy.

Pick up your second book in The Matchbaker Mysteries today. The Corpseless Custard is a clean, cozy, crazy romp with twists and turns that will keep you guessing until the very end. You’ll never guess whodunit.

“R.L. Syme is a fresh voice in the cozy mystery genre.”

-Zara Keane, USA Today bestselling author of the Movie Club Mysteries series 

RECIPE INCLUDED: The Corpseless Custard

Vangie Vale And The Corpseless Custard by R.L. Syme
Series: A Matchbaker Mystery, #2
Genre: Cozy Mystery, Culinary Mystery 
Publication Date: September 18, 2017
Publisher: Hummingbird Books
Paperback: 364 pages
ISBN-10: 1977524664
ISBN-13: 978-1977524669
e-Book File Size: 4967 KB
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Links for Author R.L. Syme

The Review

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

In The Stars by Zanna Mackenzie | Blog Tour with Review, Guest Post, and Giveaway

The Blurb

One desperate phone call is all it takes to turn Amber’s previously dull day into one speeding scarily out of control!

Amber Reed’s at work making up the horoscopes for the local newspaper and wishing for some excitement in her life, when she gets a phone call offering her just that.

Plunged into the middle of a celebrity murder investigation she’s desperately trying to convince the scarily handsome special agent assigned to solve the case that she can help him catch the killer.

Amber’s soon battling something far more dangerous than she could ever have imagined  and it has nothing to do with the equally scary chemistry fizzing between her and special agent Charlie.

Is it Amber’s wish for more excitement in her life which has landed her in big trouble  or is her fate written in the stars?

In The Stars is part of the fun, romantic Amber Reed Mystery series:

* In The Stars (book 1)
* On Trial ( book 1.5)
* Precious (book 2)
* Forever Mine (book 3)
* Past Perfect (book 4)
* Stop The Beat (book 5)
* Paradise Lost (book 6)

In The Stars by Zanna Mackenzie
Series: An Amber Reed Mystery, #1
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Self Published
Publication Date: December 11, 2014
Print length: 364 pages

The Review