Wednesday, September 19, 2018

In Cold Chocolate by Dorothy St James | Blog Tour with Guest Post and Giveaway


The Blurb


In Dorothy St. James’s third delectable Southern Chocolate Shop mystery, a new batch of chocolate and troubles of the heart cause a string of disasters for the Chocolate Box’s new owner, Charity Penn.

The vintage seaside town of Camellia Beach, South Carolina seems like the perfect place for romance with its quiet beach and its decadent chocolate shop that serves the world’s richest dark chocolates. The Chocolate Box’s owner, Charity Penn, falls even further under the island’s moonlit spell as she joins Althea Bays and the rest of the turtle watch team to witness a new generation of baby sea turtles hatch and make their way into the wide ocean.

Before the babies arrive, gunshots ring out in the night. Cassidy Jones, the local Casanova, is found dead in the sand with his lover Jody Dalton — the same woman who has vowed to destroy the Chocolate Box — holding the gun. It’s an obvious crime of passion, or so everyone believes. But when Jody’s young son pleads with Penn to bring his mother back to him, she can’t say no. She dives headfirst into a chocolate swirl of truth and lies, and must pick through an assortment of likely (and sometimes unsavory) suspects before it’s too late for Penn and for those she loves in Dorothy St. James’s third rich installment of the Southern Chocolate Shop mysteries, In Cold Chocolate.

In Cold Chocolate by Dorothy St James
Series: Southern Chocolate Shop Mystery, #3
Genre: Cozy Mystery, Culinary Mystery
Publication Date: September 11, 2018
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Hardcover: 350 pages
ISBN-10: 1683317432
ISBN-13: 978-1683317432
e-Book File Size: 2050 KB
ASIN: B078M3N9TC
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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

The Gold Pawn by L.A. Chandlar | Blog Tour with Character Guest Post and Giveaway


The Blurb



The Gold Pawn by L.A. Chandlar
Series: An Art Deco Mystery, #2 
Genre: Cozy Mystery, Historical Mystery
Publisher: Kensington
Publication Date: September 25, 2018
Paperback: 336 pages
ISBN-10: 1496713435
ISBN-13: 978-1496713438
File Size: 1150 KB
ASIN: B078QSRGRY
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Thursday, September 6, 2018

K Street Killing by Colleen J. Shogan | Blog Tour with Guest Post and Giveaway


The Blurb



It's the height of campaign season, and instead of relishing newlywed bliss with her husband Doug Hollingsworth, Capitol Hill staffer Kit Marshall is busy with a tough reelection fight for her boss, member of Congress Maeve Dixon. Before Maeve and her staff — Kit included — leave Washington, D.C. to campaign full time in North Carolina, they have one last fundraising engagement.

On the iconic rooftop of a restaurant overlooking the Capitol and the Washington monument, Kit and her best pal Meg do their best to woo wealthy lobbyists for sizable campaign donations. Everyone's enjoying the evening soiree until a powerful K Street tycoon mysteriously tumbles off the rooftop. Even with claims the fall must be suicide, Detective Maggie Glass and Kit aren't so easily convinced foul play isn't at work.

While balancing Doug's mid-life career crisis, Kit must spring into action to discover who killed the notorious Van Parker before Dixon's candidacy sputters, even if it means investigating Meg's handsome new beau, the victim's conniving widow, and a bicycle advocate hell-bent on settling a long-standing grudge. When a threatening note is left on Kit's car, warning her to back off the investigation, she knows she's closing in on the true story of what happened.

Book 4 of the Washington Whodunit series, which began with Stabbing in the Senate. 

K Street Killing by Colleen J. Shogan
Series: Washington Whodunit, #4
Genre: Cozy Mystery, Mystery
Publisher: Camel Press
Release Date: July 15, 2018
Paperback: 242 pages
ISBN-10: 1603816135
ISBN-13: 978-1603816137
eBook File Size: 2707 KB
ASIN: B07DM8B53L
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Thursday, August 23, 2018

Death Logs Out by E.J. Simon | Blog Tour with Review, Guest Post, and Giveaway

E.J. Simon is back, with his latest

in the Michael Nicholas / Death series!


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The Blurb



Is Alex Nicholas really dead?

Two years since the brutal shooting of Alex Nicholas, a gambling underworld boss in Queens, NYC. But his brother, Michael, a respected CEO, struggles with a secret: his murdered brother has been communicating with him via his laptop using AI. This AI-Alex can foresee dangers in Michael’s path, and appears to be trying to help him – even controlling machinery and electronics via WiFi. Meanwhile, trouble is stirring in the historic capital cities of Rome, Berlin and Paris. Inside the Vatican, Monsignor Kurt Schlegelberger has designs to build his power and prepare for the sudden ascension of the Free Forces Party, a throw-back to the Nazis.

Schlegelberger will stop at nothing, but first he must deal with a new threat: someone appears to know the true story behind a series of murders in the US, committed by clergy to cover their tracks of child abuse within the Church. Alex’s re-appearance puts Schlegelberger’s plans in jeopardy. Dead or alive, the way to finish off Alex for good can only be to get to his close family, namely his brother Michael…

This fast-paced third instalment of E.J. Simon’s Death series will keep readers guessing to the very end.


Praise for E.J. Simon

‘A fine technological thriller that only gets better as it goes along.’ – KIRKUS REVIEW


Death Logs Out by E.J. Simon
Genre: Suspense Thriller, Technothriller
Release date: July 27, 2018
Publisher: Endeavour Media (UK)
Paperback:  303 pages
ISBN-10: 1717734774
ISBN-13: 978-1717734778
e-Book File Size: 1446 KB
ASIN: B07F3YZNDC
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Rating: PG-13+ M
(Includes religious profanities, some f-words and other rough language, non-explicit sex scenes, and violence.
Deals with mature themes such as adultery, murder, and church abuses.)



The Review


Thursday, August 16, 2018

Tail of the Dragon by Connie di Marco | Blog Tour with Excerpt, Review, and Giveaway


Connie di Marco is back with her latest Zodiac Mystery!


The Blurb


San Francisco astrologer Julia Bonatti never thought murder would be part of her practice, but now, Julia’s former boss and current client has asked for help. He has serious problems at his law firm. Two attorneys and a paralegal have received death threats and the only common denominator between all three is a case long settled — the highly publicized Bank of San Francisco fire. Julia’s convinced a woman is behind the threats, perhaps even the widow of the man who died in that same fire, but no one wants to listen — they can’t believe astrology could provide a clue. Before Julia can help her client, two lawyers are dead and her own life is threatened. Can she unmask the killer before he (or she) takes another life?

Tail of the Dragon by Connie di Marco
Series: A Zodiac Mystery, #3
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publisher: Midnight Ink
Publication Date: August 8, 2018
Paperback: 336 pages
ISBN-10: 0738751065
ISBN-13: 978-0738751061
e-Book File Size: 512 KB
ASIN: B075W42GWP
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The Excerpt

Monday, August 6, 2018

K Street Killing by Colleen J. Shogan | Blog Tour with Excerpt, Review, and Giveaway


The Blurb



It's the height of campaign season, and instead of relishing newlywed bliss with her husband Doug Hollingsworth, Capitol Hill staffer Kit Marshall is busy with a tough reelection fight for her boss, member of Congress Maeve Dixon. Before Maeve and her staff — Kit included — leave Washington, D.C. to campaign full time in North Carolina, they have one last fundraising engagement.

On the iconic rooftop of a restaurant overlooking the Capitol and the Washington monument, Kit and her best pal Meg do their best to woo wealthy lobbyists for sizable campaign donations. Everyone's enjoying the evening soiree until a powerful K Street tycoon mysteriously tumbles off the rooftop. Even with claims the fall must be suicide, Detective Maggie Glass and Kit aren't so easily convinced foul play isn't at work.

While balancing Doug's mid-life career crisis, Kit must spring into action to discover who killed the notorious Van Parker before Dixon's candidacy sputters, even if it means investigating Meg's handsome new beau, the victim's conniving widow, and a bicycle advocate hell-bent on settling a long-standing grudge. When a threatening note is left on Kit's car, warning her to back off the investigation, she knows she's closing in on the true story of what happened.

Book 4 of the Washington Whodunit series, which began with Stabbing in the Senate. 

K Street Killing by Colleen J. Shogan
Series: Washington Whodunit, #4
Genre: Cozy Mystery, Mystery
Publisher: Camel Press
Release Date: July 15, 2018
Paperback: 242 pages
ISBN-10: 1603816135
ISBN-13: 978-1603816137
eBook File Size: 2707 KB
ASIN: B07DM8B53L
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The Excerpt



Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Tail of the Dragon by Connie di Marco | Blog Tour with Excerpt and Giveaway


Connie di Marco is back with her latest Zodiac Mystery!


The Blurb


San Francisco astrologer Julia Bonatti never thought murder would be part of her practice, but now, Julia’s former boss and current client has asked for help. He has serious problems at his law firm. Two attorneys and a paralegal have received death threats and the only common denominator between all three is a case long settled — the highly publicized Bank of San Francisco fire. Julia’s convinced a woman is behind the threats, perhaps even the widow of the man who died in that same fire, but no one wants to listen — they can’t believe astrology could provide a clue. Before Julia can help her client, two lawyers are dead and her own life is threatened. Can she unmask the killer before he (or she) takes another life?

Tail of the Dragon by Connie di Marco
Series: A Zodiac Mystery, #3
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publisher: Midnight Ink
Publication Date: August 8, 2018
Paperback: 336 pages
ISBN-10: 0738751065
ISBN-13: 978-0738751061
e-Book File Size: 512 KB
ASIN: B075W42GWP
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The Excerpt


Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Murder Gone Missing by Lida Sideris | Blog Tour with Excerpt, Review, and Giveaway


The Blurb



A girl, a guy, and a missing body. What could go wrong?

Newly minted lawyer Corrie Locke has taken a vow of abstinence. From PI work, that is. Until her best friend Michael finds his bully of a boss stabbed in the back after confronting him earlier that day. Michael panics, accidentally tampering with the crime scene… which could lead the cops to Michael instead of the real culprit. He turns to Corrie to track down the killer. She doesn’t need much coaxing. Her late great PI dad taught her the ropes… and left her his cache of illegal weaponry.

They return to the scene of the crime, but the body’s gone missing. Racing against time, Corrie dredges a prestigious Los Angeles college in pursuit of clues. All she finds are false leads.  Armed with attitude and romantic feelings toward Michael, Corrie dives into a school of suspects to find the slippery fugitive. Will she clear Michael’s name before he’s arrested for murder? 

Murder Gone Missing by Lida Sideris
Series: A Southern California Mystery, #2
Genre: Cozy Mystery, Soft-Boiled Mystery, Light-hearted Mystery
Publisher: Level Best Books
Release Date: April 10, 2018
Paperback: 262 pages
ISBN-10: 1947915045
ISBN-13: 978-1947915046
eBook File Size: 1482 KB
ASIN: B07BHCBX51
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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Disorderly Conduct by Mary Feliz | Blog Tour with Guest Post


Disorderly Conduct by Mary Feliz
Series: A Maggie McDonald Mystery, #4
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publication Date: 
July 10, 2018
Publisher: Lyrical Underground
Paperback: 218 pages
ISBN-10: 151610529X
ISBN-13: 978-1516105298
e-Book File Size: 2012 KB
ASIN: B076GNYKM8
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Monday, July 16, 2018

Monday Mini-Reviews | Claws for Alarm; Late for Dinner; Nailed



Claws for Alarm | Late for Dinner | Nailed



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


Friday, July 13, 2018

A Soufflé of Suspicion by Daryl Wood Gerber | Blog Tour with Guest Post & Giveaway


A Soufflé of Suspicion by Daryl Wood Gerber
Series: A French Bistro Mystery, #2
Genre: Cozy Mystery, Culinary Mystery
Publication Date: 
July 10, 2018
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Hardcover: 328 pages
ISBN-10: 1683315863
ISBN-13: 978-1683315865
e-Book File Size: 5211 KB
ASIN: B075QMR44B
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The Blurb


Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Shelved Under Murder by Victoria Gilbert | Blog Tour with Guest Post and Giveaway


Shelved Under Murder by Victoria Gilbert
Series: A Blue Ridge Library Mystery, #2
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publication Date: July 10, 2018
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Hardcover: 336 pages
ISBN-10: 1683315952
ISBN-13: 978-1683315957
E-Book File Size: 4606 KB
ASIN: B075QJHPR9
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The Blurb

Monday, July 9, 2018

Nailed by Avery Daniels | Blog Tour with Excerpt and Trailer


I'm excited to bring you the latest book in the Resort to Murder Mystery series. I just finished reading Nailed, and it's great! Click here for my Four-Kitty review.

I also recommend the first book in Avery Daniels' series, Iced. Click here for my Review, an Excerpt, and an Author Guest Post.


The Blurb


Julienne is snow bound in the middle of the Rocky Mountains with a killer striking at will.

Julienne LaMere gets to attend a Resort Management conference at a prestigious ski resort in the Colorado Mountains. What should be an enjoyable getaway attending workshops by day and shopping and enjoying the resort by night comes to a screeching halt when a loud-mouthed guest is murdered, plus the roads and town shut down for an epic blizzard.

In addition to attending the conference, dodging a smitten teen boy, and seeking clues among the gossiping — and increasingly tense — guests, her best friend’s heart has warmed to an unlikely man and may get broken. As if her mind isn’t already fully occupied, Julienne and her new boyfriend Mason are skiing down troubled slopes in their relationship. Will Julienne put the scant clues together and unveil the culprit before a murderer gets away?


Nailed by Avery Daniels
Series: A Resort to Murder Mystery, #2
Genre: Cozy Mystery 
Publication Date: March 1st 2018
Publisher: Blazing Sword Publishing, Ltd
Paperback: 284 pages
ISBN-10: 099903183X
ISBN-13: 978-0999031834
e-Book File Size: 774 KB
ASIN: B07B52WDH6
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The Excerpt


Wednesday, July 4, 2018

The Body in the Ballroom by R.J. Koreto | Blog Tour with Excerpt, Guest Post, and Giveaway

The Body In The Ballroom by R.J. Koreto Banner

I'm pleased to bring you R.J. Koreto's latest book in the Alice Roosevelt Mysteries. I just finished reading The Body in the Ballroom, and it's amazing — Five Kitties!

The first book in the series, Alice & the Assassin, is also a Five Kitty read. Click here for an Excerpt and Guest Post.


The Blurb


President Teddy Roosevelt’s daring daughter, Alice, leaps into action to exonerate a friend accused of poisoning a man just about everyone hated.

Alice Roosevelt, the brilliant, danger-loving daughter of President Theodore Roosevelt, has already risked an assassin’s bullet to solve one murder. She never expected to have to sleuth another, but she’d never pass up the opportunity, either. Anything to stave off boredom.

And such an opportunity presents itself when Alice is invited to a lavish ball. The high-society guests are in high spirits as they imbibe the finest wines. But one man, detested by nearly all the party-goers, quaffs a decidedly deadlier cocktail. An African-American mechanic, who also happens to be a good friend of former Rough Rider-turned-Secret Service Agent Joseph St. Clair, is suspected of the murder-by-poison, but Alice is sure he’s innocent and is back on the scene to clear his name.

From downtown betting parlors to uptown mansions, Alice and Agent St. Clair uncover forbidden romances and a financial deal that just might change the world. But neither Alice nor her would-be protector may survive the case at hand in The Body in the Ballroom, R. J. Koreto's gripping second Alice Roosevelt mystery.


The Body in the Ballroom by R.J. Koreto
Series: An Alice Roosevelt Mystery, #2
Genre: Historical Mystery, Cozy Mystery
Publication Date: June 12th 2018
Published by: Crooked Lane Books
Hardcover: 293 pages
ISBN-10: 1683315774
ISBN-13: 978-1683315773
e-Book File Size: 3329 KB
ASIN: B075QJTDJS
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The Excerpt


Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Tail of the Dragon by Connie di Marco | Blog Tour with Excerpt, Guest Post, and Giveaway


Connie di Marco is back with her latest Zodiac Mystery!


The Blurb



San Francisco astrologer Julia Bonatti never thought murder would be part of her practice, but when her former boss and current client asks for help she agrees to go undercover at his law firm. Three people have received death threats and the only common denominator between them is a case long settled — the infamous Bank of San Francisco fire. Julia’s astrological expertise provides clues but no one wants to listen. Before she can solve the mystery, two people are dead and her own life is in danger. Julia must unmask the killer before he, or she, takes another life.


Tail of the Dragon by Connie di Marco
Series: A Zodiac Mystery, #3
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publisher: Midnight Ink
Publication Date: August 8, 2018
Paperback: 336 pages
ISBN-10: 0738751065
ISBN-13: 978-0738751061
e-Book File Size: 512 KB
ASIN: B075W42GWP
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The Excerpt


Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Shadow Dancing by Julie Mulhern | Blog Tour with Excerpt, Guest Post, and Giveaway


Julie Mulhern is back, with another fabulous Country Club Murder Mystery.
You'll love Shadow Dancing! It's a great read — Five Kitties!




Shadow Dancing by Julie Mulhern
Series: A Country Club Murder Mystery, #7
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publisher: Henery Press
Publication Date: June 19, 2018
Hardcover: 266 pages
ISBN-10: 1635113539
ISBN-13: 978-1635113532
Paperback: 266 pages
ISBN-10: 1635113504
ISBN-13: 978-1635113501
e-Book File Size: 512 KB
ASIN: B07BMJM89K
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Friday, June 15, 2018

Poison by Punctuation by Kelley Kaye | Blog Tour with Guest Post and Giveaway




Poison by Punctuation by Kelley Kaye
Series: A Chalkboard Outlines Mystery, #2
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publisher: Red Adept Publishing, LLC
Publication Date: April 24, 2018
Paperback: 272 pages
ISBN-10: 1717390080
ISBN-13: 978-1717390080
e-Book File Size: 3541 KB
ASIN: B07BTYJXCG
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The Blurb


Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The Cupid Caper by Larissa Reinhart | Blog Tour with Excerpt, Guest Post, and Giveaway


The Blurb


Sassy, Sexy, Southern Suspense

She uses her criminal past to catch crooks. He wants her back. In the grift. And in his life. Can Finley Goodhart convince Lex that doing good is the greatest hustle of all?

Ex-grifter Finley Goodhart may try to stay on the straight and narrow, but walking that thin line becomes wobbly when she believes her friend Penny was murdered. The last thing she wants is to work with her ex-partner (and ex-boyfriend), the brilliant (brilliantly frustrating) British con artist, Lex Leopold. However, when it appears Penny's demise might be related to an exclusive matchmaking service for millionaires, Fin needs Lex's help to pull a long con to get the goods on Penny.

Romance is in the air for hustlers, gangsters, and their marks. Unfortunately for Fin and Lex, infiltrating the racket doesn't make for a match made in heaven. This Valentine swindle could stop their hearts for good.



The Cupid Caper by Larissa Reinhart
Series: A Finley Goodhart Crime Caper, #1
Genre: Crime Caper
Publication Date: 
April 24, 2018
Publisher: Past Perfect Press
Paperback: 320 Pages
ISBN-10: 0998548499
ISBN-13: 978-0998548494
e-Book File Size: 21864 KB
ASIN: B07C12W8WB
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The Excerpt



Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Confound It by Maggie Toussaint | Blog Tour with Excerpt, Review, Guest Post, and Giveaway


The Blurb



While hosting out-of-town guests at her Georgia home, Dreamwalker Baxley Powell is called upon to help investigate a suspicious fire. One of her guests, close friend and fellow dreamwalker Deputy Sam Mayes, accompanies her to the scene.

A meth cook is dead, and when Baxley visits her beyond the Veil of Life, she determines that the woman was murdered. Baxley pities Mandy Patterson, a single mother with aspirations for her teenage son Doodle. Unconcerned about the death of a criminal, the authorities pursue the drug-supply chain angle. Baxley worries about Doodle and vows to find out who killed his mother.

As the case grows more baffling, Baxley struggles against her attraction to Sam. Although her husband is missing and declared dead, she does not feel free to love again until she is sure of his fate.

Two suspects have the strongest motive, but Baxley has reason to believe they are pawns in a deeper game. And unless she can stop them, the world will never be the same.
 

Confound It by Maggie Toussaint
Series: A Dreamwalker Mystery, #5
Genre: Paranormal Cozy Mystery
Publisher: Camel Press
Publication Date: June 1, 2018
Paperback: 248 pages
ISBN-10: 1603815953
ISBN-13: 978-1603815956
 
eBook File Size: 4347 KB 
ASIN: B07CX4FWHP
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The Excerpt