Thursday, July 18, 2024

A Cup of Flour, A Pinch of Death by Valerie Burns | Book Tour with Guest Post and Giveaway

A Cup of Flour, A Pinch of Death (A Baker Street Mystery) by Valerie Burns

About A Cup of Flour, A Pinch of Death


A Cup of Flour, A Pinch of Death (A Baker Street Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Setting - Michigan
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Kensington Cozies (July 23, 2024)
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 288 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1496738241
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1496738240
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0CLZ49T1M
Audiobook ASIN B0D2LQDDW1


On the shores of Lake Michigan, influencer Maddy Montgomery has turned the bakery she inherited from her great aunt Octavia into a destination. There’s just one thing she won’t post: the body in the freezer . . .

Thanks to Maddy’s social media savvy, Baby Cakes Bakery is becoming a huge success — so much so that she’s attracted the attention of her former nemesis, the fiancé-stealing Brandy Denton. When Brandy blows into New Bison like an ill wind and disrupts a vlog Maddy’s filming, their argument goes viral. After Brandy’s body is found in the freezer at Baby Cakes, Maddy instantly goes from viral sensation to murder suspect.

As Maddy is still reeling from the murder, a stranger shows up in the bakery claiming to have been a friend of Octavia. He believes Maddy is in danger. When a second body washes up on the lake shore, it seems clear someone’s out to kill to keep a secret — and it may have to do with her great aunt.

Maddy rallies her aunt’s friends, the Baker Street Irregulars; Sheriff April Johnson; and her veterinarian boyfriend Michael — not to mention her English mastiff, Baby — to do some digging and root out whoever’s behind the killings . . .

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Tuesday, June 18, 2024

What Grows From the Dead by Dave Dobson | Excerpt, Review, Guest Post, and Giveaway


What Grows From the Dead by Dave Dobson

About What Grows From the Dead


What Grows From the Dead
Setting - North Carolina
Independently Published (March 9, 2024)
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 367 pages
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 979-8884545977
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0CXN1KQ1B

Morris Drummond is not at his best. Well, he hasn't been at his best for a while now. But having just suffered two crushing losses, he's almost at rock bottom, which for him means driving ride-share in his mom's beat up Chevy, drowning his sorrows in tacos and spray cheese, and avoiding anything related to ambition, self-care, or laundry.

Morris is about to learn that he didn't even know what rock bottom looked like, and it's all thanks to his mom. A secret she left behind comes to light, and that brings down a lot of unwanted attention on Morris, the kind that looks likely to send him either to prison or to the hereafter. Blood and treachery from long ago rise to the surface, and Morris has only his lawyer Annie, who's an old high school friend, and a few unexpected allies to call on as he tries to figure out what his mom was up to and why so many people want him out of the picture.

A humorous mystery with elements of suspense and thrillers, What Grows From the Dead is set in present-day small-town North Carolina, not far from the mysterious Uwharrie Forest.

Content warnings: Coarse language throughout; some gun violence (not graphic).


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Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Sorry, Knot Sorry by Lois Winston | Book Tour with Author Guest Post and Giveaway


Sorry, Knot Sorry (An Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery) by Lois Winston

About Sorry, Not Sorry


Sorry, Knot Sorry (An Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
13th in Series
Setting - New Jersey and New York City
Independently Published (June 4, 2024)
Print length ‏ : ‎ 300 pages
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0CXTY8D76


Magazine crafts editor Anastasia Pollack may finally be able to pay off the remaining debt she found herself saddled with when her duplicitous first husband dropped dead in a Las Vegas casino. But as Anastasia has discovered, nothing in her life is ever straightforward. Strings are always attached. Thanks to the success of an unauthorized true crime podcast, a television production company wants to option her life — warts and all — as a reluctant amateur sleuth.

Is such exposure worth a clean financial slate? Anastasia isn’t sure, but at the same time, rumors are flying about layoffs at the office. Whether she wants national exposure or not, Anastasia may be forced to sign on the dotted line to keep from standing in the unemployment line. But the dead bodies keep coming, and they’re not in the script.

Craft tips included.


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Saturday, March 23, 2024

Battered and Buried by Lena Gregory | Book Tour with Guest Post and Giveaway


Battered and Buried (An All-Day Breakfast Cafe Mystery) by Lena Gregory

About Battered and Buried


Battered and Buried (An All-Day Breakfast Cafe Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
7th in Series
Setting - Florida
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Beyond the Page (March 19, 2024)
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 188 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1960511580
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1960511584
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0CW18PPSQ


The best-laid plans may go awry, but the best-laid clues could frame a man for murder.
Never one to let a day off work go to waste, café owner Gia Morelli and a friend head out for a blissful kayaking trip through the local national forest. But the peacefulness of the day is soon shattered when they come across Cole, her head cook, standing over a dead body. Worse still, the victim was a lifelong enemy of Cole’s, and clues found on the body point to the cook as the culprit. When the police take Cole in and subject him to an intense grilling, Gia vows to do everything she can to prove his innocence.
As even more incriminating evidence surfaces — including when the murder weapon itself is found hidden at the café — Gia knows she’s up against someone brutal enough to kill and devious enough to frame Cole for the deed. With the police ready to make an official arrest and wrap up what they consider an open-and-shut case, Gia turns for help to an old friend who’s not above breaking the law himself. Because if she can’t find the killer, Cole may go from serving up hot dishes to serving a life sentence . . .


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Thursday, February 22, 2024

Murder in Masquerade by Mary Winters | Book Tour with Review and Giveaway

Murder in Masquerade (A Lady of Letters Mystery) by Mary Winters

About Murder in Masquerade

Murder in Masquerade (A Lady of Letters Mystery)
Historical Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Setting - London, 1860
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Berkley (February 20, 2024)
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 336 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0593548787
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0593548783
Kindle ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0C5V8FY7P


Monday, February 12, 2024

A Killer Romance by Maggie Blackburn | Book Tour with Guest Post and Giveaway


A Killer Romance (A Beach Reads Mystery) by Maggie Blackburn

About A Killer Romance

A Killer Romance (A Beach Reads Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Setting - North Carolina
Crooked Lane Books (February 6, 2024)
Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 304 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1639106359
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1639106356
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0C4J77BVN


Love and murder are in the air this Valentine’s day in Maggie Blackburn’s third Beach Reads mystery, perfect for fans of Eva Gates and Miranda James.

When Beach Reads bookshop hosts a Valentine’s Day event, “Romance by the Sea,” bookseller Summer Merriweather has no idea that the guest author is under investigation for her own husband’s murder. When that same author is found dead at the local bed and breakfast, nobody assumes it’s natural causes – there were plenty of people who wanted her dead.

As Summer searches for the truth about the author’s stranger-than-fiction life, Summer finds suspicious indications of shady behavior in the author’s belongings. But the casual sleuthing is quickly derailed when Summer’s friend Glads gets hauled in for the murder, and they launch a full-blown investigation to clear her name.

As Summer and company pick through the scant clues to solve the case, they may find more treachery and heartbreak than they bargained for.


About the Author Guest Post by Maggie Blackburn

Monday, January 8, 2024

Reading Challenge | Picture Prompt Book Bingo 2024


The Picture Prompt Book Bingo Challenge for 2024 is hosted by Mayri at bookforager. The Picture Prompt Bingo is a loosey goosey reading challenge in which you match books that you’ve read to one of the pictures on the bingo card. The key thing is that you can be as creative in your interpretation of the picture as you like. For full details, see the link above. Here's the bingo card: