Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Chicken Culprit by Vikki Walton | Book Blast with Excerpt and Giveaway

The Blurb

Check Out the First Book in the New Backyard Farming Mystery Series.

Finally healing after her heart-breaking divorce, Anne Freemont is ready to put the painful past behind her.

Discovering an old Victorian for sale in the small mountain town of Carolan Springs may be just what she needs. The beauty of Colorado beckons, so Anne heads west to start her new life.

Yet, before Anne's completely settled in, her neighbor is found dead in his compost pile. What’s worse is that Anne’s quirky young neighbor, Kandi Jenkins, could be the killer. When Kandi begs for her help, Anne feels she has no choice but to help the young woman.

However, she finds herself quickly at odds with the local sheriff. And while she uncovers more of the community's secrets, she's also exploring her awakening feelings for Sam Powers, the town's deputy coroner.

Once Anne starts looking at who could be the real killer, the suspect list keeps getting longer and longer. It seems that Carolan Springs is a place of many secrets. But who would want to murder Ralph and who’s willing to kill again to keep their secret?

Chicken Culprit by Vikki Walton 
Series: A Backyard Farming Mystery, #1
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Release Date: February 12, 2018
Publisher: Morewellson, LTD
Paperback: 272 pages
ISBN-10: 0999440209
ISBN-13: 978-0999440209
eBook File Size: 398 KB
ASIN: B079SS1C4S  
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The Excerpt

Monday, February 19, 2018

Cast for Murder by Jeanne Quigley | Blog Tour with Review

The Blurb

A stage comedy becomes a behind-the-scenes murder mystery in the latest Veronica Walsh adventure.

Former soap opera actress Veronica Walsh is recovering from her first holiday season in the retail world when she is pulled from retirement to star in a community production of Blithe Spirit. Delighted to play the part of a medium, Veronica must soon also assume the role of amateur sleuth when she finds the play’s director shot dead behind the theater.

Teaming with stage manager Sophie Morrissey, Veronica’s hunt for clues to the murder of Gigi Swanson leads her to a cast of colorful behind-the-scenes characters and a stunning Act Three finale. Will it be a triumph for Veronica, or will the curtain close on more than her career?

Cast for Murder by Jeanne Quigley
Series: A Veronica Walsh Mystery, #3
Genre: Cozy Mystery 
Publication Date: February 13th 2018
Publisher: CreateSpace
Paperback: 256 pages
ISBN-10: 1975911865
ISBN-13: 978-1975911867
e-Book File Size: 896 KB
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The Review

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

The Vanished Bride of Northfield House | Blog Tour with Excerpt, Review, Guest Post, Giveaway

The Blurb

England, 1922.   Times are hard. Anne Chatham is a clever, modest young woman with little money, no prospects for marriage, and a never-shared secret — she can see spirits.

Anne finds employment as a typist at Northfield House, the grand country manor of the Wellington family. Her employer, the wheelchair-bound Mr. Wellington, is kindly. His haughty wife is not. He has two handsome sons, the wry and dashing Thomas and the dark and somber Owen.

Anne feels sure her prayers have been heard. Until the terrifying night, she stumbles upon a tortured spirit roaming the dark halls of Northfield, a spirit that only she can see.

In a search for answers, she finds herself drawn to Owen as they unearth a tragic story from the Wellington family’s past — a beautiful young bride gone missing on her wedding day.

Then tragedy strikes again on the night of a glittering masquerade ball…

The Vanished Bride of Northfield House by Phyllis M. Newman
Genre: Gothic Mystery, Romantic Suspense, Historical Mystery
Cup of Tea Books
Publication Date: January 26, 2018
Paperback: 346 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1939403452
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The Excerpt

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Vangie Vale and the Strangled Strudel by R. L. Syme | Blog Tour Interview and Giveaway

Vangie Vale And The Strangled Strudel by R.L. Syme
Series: A Matchbaker Mystery, #3
Genre: Cozy Mystery, Culinary Mystery 
Publication Date: January 4, 2018
Publisher: Hummingbird Books
Paperback: 336 pages
ISBN-10: 1983480991
ISBN-13: 978-1983480997
e-Book File Size: 4841 KB
ASIN: B077GK124B
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The Blurb

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Scone Cold Killer by Lena Gregory | Blog Tour with Excerpt, Guest Post, and Giveaway

The Blurb

For Florida diner owner Gia Morelli, there’s no such thing as too much breakfast—unless it kills you...

When Gia Morelli’s marriage falls apart, she knows it’s time to get out of New York. Her husband was a scam artist who swindled half the millionaires in town, and she doesn’t want to be there when they decide to take revenge. On the spur of the moment, she follows her best friend to a small town in Central Florida, where she braves snakes, bears, and giant spiders to open a cheery little diner called the All-Day Breakfast Café. Owning a restaurant has been her lifelong dream, but it turns into a nightmare the morning she opens her dumpster and finds her ex-husband crammed inside. As the suspect du jour, Gia will have to scramble fast to prove her innocence before a killer orders another cup of murder...

Scone Cold Killer by Lena Gregory
Series: All-Day Breakfast Café Mystery, #1
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publication Date: January 23, 2018
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Paperback: 192 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1516104659
e-Book File Size: 2997 KB
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Monday, January 29, 2018

Monday Mini-Reviews | Duty and the Beast; Scone Cold Killer

Duty and the Beast | Scone Cold Killer

Here are mini-reviews of two Five-Kitty cozies that I've read recently. I enjoyed them both very much, and I think you will enjoy reading them also!

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Scone Cold Killer by Lena Gregory | Release Tour with Excerpt and Giveaway

Scone Cold Killer by Lena Gregory
Series: All-Day Breakfast Café Mystery, #1
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publication Date: January 23, 2018
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Paperback: 192 pages

ISBN-13: 978-1516104659

e-Book File Size: 2997 KB

The Blurb

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Ginger Snapped by Gail Oust | Blog Tour with Guest Post and Giveaway

Ginger Snapped by Gail Oust
Series: A Spice Shop Mystery, #5
Genre: Cozy Mystery, Culinary Mystery
Publication Date: December 12, 2017
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Hardcover: 304 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1250081261
Kindle ASIN: B071LM71RR
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The Blurb

Friday, January 5, 2018

Vangie Vale and the Strangled Strudel by R.L. Syme | Review

The Blurb

I should have Googled it...

Can you get arrested when someone dies in your bakery? That's all I needed to know. Instead, I'm standing, shocked, on the curb as the local sheriff stretches yellow crime scene tape over the front door of the Matchbakery.

Wouldn’t this make a lovely headline in next week’s paper: Local Pastor Kills Parishioner With Pudding. Ugh. This is not going to be a good week.

Add to that, my ex keeps popping up and I'm not sure if it's safe to answer my phone. But never mind that. I'm about to be arrested.

Priority #1: Find out who killed this woman before I end up behind bars. Or worse...

Buy the third installment of the popular Matchbaker Mysteries series today
by Montana author and USA Today Bestseller, R.L. Syme.

“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 Strangled Strudel

Vangie Vale And The Strangled Strudel by R.L. Syme
Series: A Matchbaker Mystery, #3
Genre: Cozy Mystery, Culinary Mystery 
Publication Date: January 4, 2018
Publisher: Hummingbird Books
Paperback: 336 pages
ISBN-10: 1983480991
ISBN-13: 978-1983480997
e-Book File Size: 4841 KB
ASIN: B077GK124B
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Links for Author R.L. Syme

The Review

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Happy New Year from Maxie!

It's hard for me to get good photos of Maxie. My phone isn't the best for photos, and I have to get in close to her since the zoom is terrible. This usually results in Maxie coming to investigate my phone, and ending my photo op. Today, I got lucky.

Cruisin' thru the Cozies 2018 Reading Challenge

This year's cozy mystery reading challenge has two ways to participate. You can choose whichever suits you the best.

Craving for Cozies 2018 Reading Challenge

Feed your need to read cozy mysteries! 

Alphabet Soup 2018 Reading Challenge

It’s an alphabet challenge!!! The challenge is to read one book that has a TITLE starting with every letter of the alphabet.