Saturday, July 29, 2017

Cat About Town by Cate Conte | Blog Tour with Review and Giveaway

The Blurb

The first novel in a frisky new mystery series set in a small New England town, where an unlikely citizen is called in to solve the purrfect crime...

Maddie James has arrived in Daybreak Island, just off the coast of Massachusetts, eager to settle down and start her own business — and maybe even fall in love. When a stray orange tabby pounces into her life, she’s inspired to open a cat café. But little does Maddie know that she’s in for something a lot more catastrophic when her new furry companion finds the dead body of the town bully. Now all eyes are on Maddie: Who is this crazy cat-whisperer lady who’s come to town? If pet-hair-maintenance and crime-fighting weren’t keeping her busy enough, Maddie now has not one but two eligible bachelors who think she’s the cat’s pajamas... and will do anything to win her heart. But how can she even think about happily-ever-after while a killer remains on the loose — and on her path?

Cat About Town by Cate Conte
Series: A Cat Café Mystery, #1
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Publication Date: August 1, 2017
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-10: 1250072069
ISBN-13: 978-1250072061
e-Book File Size: 1534 KB
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The Review

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Come Helen High Water by Susan McBride | Blog Tour with Excerpt and Giveaway

Helen Evans returns in Susan McBride's fourth River Road Mystery!

The Blurb

Spring has sprung, the river is rising, and when Luann Dupree, the head of River Bend's Historical Society, vanishes into the night, everyone in town is convinced she's run off with her Internet Romeo. But her lifelong friend, Sarah Biddle, is convinced Luann is the victim of foul play. No one believes her — not even her husband, the local sheriff, so she turns to Helen Evans for help.

As River Bend's resident puzzle-solver, Helen's tackled many a local mystery before. So she agrees to help Sarah, even though she's not so sure herself that Luanne is really in trouble. But as the town's flood waters slowly recede, dead fish and muck aren't the only things Helen finds. She begins to uncover town secrets, false identities... and the very real chance that Luanne might not be discovered alive....

Come Helen High Water by Susan McBride
Series: A River Road Mystery, #4
Genre: Cozy Mystery  
Publication Date: June 27, 2017
Publisher: Witness Impulse
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-10: 0062427970
ISBN-13: 978-0062427977
e-Book File Size: 2356 KB


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Calamity at the Continental Club by Colleen J. Shogan | Blog Tour with Guest Post & Giveaway

The Blurb

The Mayflower Society is about to hold its annual meeting at Washington D.C.’s swanky gathering place for the elite, the Continental Club. That means Kit Marshall’s upper-crust future in-laws, Buffy and Winston Hollingsworth, are coming for a visit. Annoyed that Kit has not set a date to marry Doug, Buffy wants her to commit to a high society wedding at the club. Kit, though chief of staff for a congresswoman, feels uncomfortable with Buffy and Winston’s crowd.

Kit receives an unexpected reprieve in the form of murder. En route to her morning jog, she encounters the corpse of the leader of the Mayflower Society, conservative multimedia tycoon Grayson Bancroft. On the security cameras, no one was seen entering or leaving the club, which means the culprit had to be an overnight guest. Little love was lost on Bancroft, but the police have their prime suspect: Doug’s father.

Buffy and Winston, formerly disdainful of Kit’s sleuthing, urge her to investigate. With her future in-laws’ freedom and reputations at stake, Kit sets out once again to solve a murder mystery, this time aided by her fiancé Doug in addition to her friends Meg and Trevor and her dog Clarence. Her search for clues will take her from the club to the Smithsonian Museum, the National Archives, and Mount Vernon.

Book 3 of the Washington Whodunit series, which began with Stabbing in the Senate and continued with Homicide in the House [reviewed here].

Calamity at the Continental Club by Colleen J. Shogan
Series: A Washington Whodunit, #3
Genre: Cozy Mystery  
Publication Date: July 15, 2017
Publisher: Camel Press
Paperback: 272 pages
ISBN-10: 1603813357
ISBN-13: 978-1603813358
eBook File Size: 2141 KB
ASIN: B073QZ622R

The Guest Post

Monday, July 17, 2017

Too Many Women in the Room by Joanne Guidoccio | Blog Tour with Excerpt, Review, Guest Post, and Giveaway

The Blurb

When Gilda Greco invites her closest friends to a VIP dinner, she plans to share David Korba’s signature dishes and launch their joint venture — Xenia, an innovative Greek restaurant near Sudbury, Ontario.

Unknown to Gilda, David has also invited Michael Taylor, a lecherous photographer who has throughout the past three decades managed to annoy all the women in the room. One woman follows Michael to a deserted field for his midnight run and stabs him in the jugular.

Gilda’s life is awash with complications as she wrestles with a certain detective’s commitment issues and growing doubts about her risky investment in Xenia. Frustrated, Gilda launches her own investigation and uncovers decades-old secrets and resentments that have festered until they explode into untimely death. Can Gilda outwit a killer bent on killing again?

Too Many Women in the Room by Joanne Guidoccio
Series: Gilda Greco Mystery Series, #2
Genre: Cozy Mystery, Culinary Mystery
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc
Publication Date: May 19, 2017
Paperback: 252 pages
ISBN-10: 1509214542
ISBN-13: 978-1509214549
E-Book File Size: 1408 KB
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The Excerpt