Monday, November 30, 2015

A Body in the Belfry by J.B. Hawker | Monday Mini-Review

A Body in the Belfry by J.B. Hawker
Series: A First Ladies Club Mystery, #2
Genre: Cozy Mystery, Christian Fiction
Publisher: J.B. Hawker
Publication Date: Print, 11-3-15 / Digital, 12-1-15
Paperback: 220 pages 
ISBN-10: 1507696620
ISBN-13: 978-1507696620 
eBook File Size: 666 KB  
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Author J.B. Hawker is discounting the digital versions (Kindle, ePub) to only 99 cents 
for a limited time during the launch. After that, it will return to the regular price of $4.99. 

 The Blurb

Cover Shot by LynDee Walker | Blog Tour with Review and Giveaway

The Blurb

It’s been a slow news month in Richmond, and crime reporter Nichelle Clarke is enjoying the downtime when ominous messages and a dead body kick things into high gear. And that’s before the guy with the rifle takes a hospital full of people hostage.

Up to the top of her knee-high Prada boots in leads, Nichelle finds her favorite detectives under pressure to make an arrest, but it doesn’t add up — and ignoring the “why” of this story could cost Nichelle the most important person in her life.

With too much to lose, a shot at the story of a lifetime, and a missing bullet that might be the key, landing this headline could save the day, but can Nichelle dig up the truth before the killer buries her with it?

Cover Shot by LynDee Walker 
Series: Headlines in High Heels Mystery, #5
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publisher: Henery Press
Publication Date: November 10, 2015
Paperback: 312 pages
ISBN-10: 1943390215
ISBN-13: 978-1943390212
Hardcover: 308 pages
ISBN-10: 194339024X
ISBN-13: 978-1943390243
E-Book File Size: 872 KB

The Review

Friday, November 27, 2015

The Case of the Defunct Adjunct by Frankie Bow | Blog Tour with Review and Giveaway

Frankie Bow is back, with a new book in the Molly Barda Mystery series!

The Blurb

~~Special introductory price of $0.99. Returns to $3.99 after Dec. 5 ~~

A forbidden kiss. A death in plain sight. And the faculty meeting’s just begun.

Forced to attend the Student Retention Office’s summer retreat, Professor Molly Barda brings her game of buzzword bingo to fend off boredom. But when the lecherous Kent Lovely, Mahina State’s one-man hostile work environment, collapses face-first into his haupia cheesecake, the afternoon goes from dull to disastrous. Now Molly has to fight to keep an innocent out of prison — and herself off the unemployment line.

The Case of the Defunct Adjunct is the spoiler-free prequel to the Molly Barda mysteries, a cozy mystery series set in remote Mahina, Hawaii. If you like Dorothy Parker, Sarah Caudwell, P.G. Wodehouse, or E.F. Benson’s Mapp and Lucia stories, you’ll enjoy this tale of passion, pilferage, and petty politics.

The Case of the Defunct Adjunct by Frankie Bow
Series: Molly Barda mysteries, #0
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publisher: Hawaiian Heritage Press
Publication Date: November 23, 2015
Print Length: 238 pages
e-Book File Size: 4635 KB

 The Review

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Dead in a Park by B.L. Blair | Blog Tour with Excerpt, Review, and Giveaway

The author of Dead in a Dumpster is back, with another Leah Norwood Mystery!

The Blurb

When Leah Norwood finds the body of Donald Collins in the city park, she doesn’t know he is a distant relative. Young Donnie was a jewel thief and a career criminal. Hidden in the lining of his suit jacket was an exact replica of a ring that has been in Leah’s family for over a hundred years. After her home is burglarized, the sexy chief of police is convinced the ruby ring has something to do with the murder.

Leah wants to find out what happened to Donnie, but why would someone kill for a hundred year old ring? She discovers a connection between Donnie and the drug-dealing Cantono family, between the Cantono family and a jewelry appraiser, and between the jewelry appraiser and one of her own employees. Chief Griggs might be onto something. All clues lead back to the family ring.

Leah loves a good mystery. Can she find the killer before the killer strikes again?

Dead in a Park by B.L. Blair
Series: Leah Norwood Mystery, #2 
Genre: Mystery/Romance
Release Date: November 12, 2015
Publisher: B.L. Blair  
eBook File Size: 1949 KB
Print Length: 177 pages
  Kindle ASIN: B013VYOZBG
Nook ISBN: 2940152095425
e-ISBN: 978-0990658443
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The Excerpt

Thursday, November 12, 2015

A Pain in the Tuchis by Mark Reutlinger | Blog Tour with Review, Guest Post, and Giveaway

The author of Mrs Kaplan and the Matzoh Ball of Death is back, with another Mrs Kaplan mystery!

The Blurb

Combining the classic charms of Agatha Christie with the delightful humor of M. C. Beaton’s Agatha Raisin novels, Mark Reutlinger’s Mrs. Kaplan mystery series returns as a notorious crank meets an untimely fate.

Yom Kippur is a day of reflection and soul searching. But at the Julius and Rebecca Cohen Home for Jewish Seniors, Vera Gold misses this opportunity to atone for her many sins when she up and dies. Indeed, Vera was such a pain in the tuchis to all those around her that when her sister claims Vera was deliberately poisoned, the tough question isn’t who would want to kill her — but who wouldn’t?

Having already solved one murder with her dear friend Ida, Rose Kaplan has a sleuthing reputation that precedes her. It’s only natural that Vera’s sister turns to Mrs. K for help. So do the police, but when her conclusions conflict with theirs, they tell her to butt out! This case has more twists than a loaf of challah. And with a homicidal scoundrel on the loose, Mrs. K has to act fast — or she might be the guest of honor at the Home’s next memorial service.

~Praise for Mrs. Kaplan and the Matzoh Ball of Death

“Is there kosher food in jail? These two heroines have gotten themselves in quite a pickle! Well, it’s a matzoh ball mess, really. Too deliciously funny!”
— Rita Mae Brown, bestselling author of Nine Lives to Die

A Pain in the Tuchis by Mark Reutlinger
Series: A Mrs Kaplan Mystery, #2
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publisher: Alibi  An Imprint of Random House
Publication Date: November 17, 2015
e-Book File Size: 1693 KB
e-ISBN-13: 978-0553393408

The Review

Friday, November 6, 2015

Accused by Wendy Byrne | Blog Tour with Excerpt, Review, Guest Post, Giveaway

The Blurb

Spawned from the depths of every parent’s worst nightmare, Jillian Beckett’s 16 year old troubled son is charged with murder. He’s unable to remember what happened and swears he’s off drugs, but should she believe him? Her ex-husband doesn’t. The high-priced lawyer she hired doesn’t. Where does motherly instinct intersect with reality?

Afraid and alone, she reluctantly enlists the help of her son’s football coach to find the truth of what happened. As they battle to uncover the guilty party, confidences are shattered, lives are on the line, while her son is one step closer to spending his life behind bars.

Accused by Wendy Byrne
Series: Troubled Boys, Strong Men, #1
Genre: Romantic Suspense  
Publication Date: August 4, 2015
Paperback: 220 pages
ISBN-10: 0692506756
ISBN-13: 978-0692506752
eBook File Size: 2191 KB
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The Excerpt