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
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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
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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
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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
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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

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

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 
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Thursday, May 24, 2018

39 Winks by Kathleen Valenti | Blog Tour with Guest Post and Giveaway

39 Winks by Kathleen Valenti
Series: A Maggie O'Malley Mystery, #2
Genre: Medical Mystery/Thriller
Publisher: Henery Press 
Publication Date: May 22, 2018
Print Length: 298 Pages
Digital ASIN: B07B9M3VZ7
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Monday, May 21, 2018

Strawberries and Strangers by Leena Clover | Blog Tour with Excerpt, Review, and Giveaway

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The Blurb

Exclusive beach party takes a murderous turn.

Dumped by her cheating husband, Jenny King is trying to build a new life in the small seaside town of Pelican Cove. Locals are lining up at the Boardwalk Café for her tasty cakes and muffins. But when her aunt is accused of killing a stranger, Jenny is forced to set her apron aside and put on her sleuthing cap.

Jenny battles with the cranky local sheriff and quirky local characters to get to the truth. Aided by her new friends, she will move heaven and earth to find out who the dead stranger was and what he was doing in Pelican Cove.

If you like cozy murder mysteries with friendly small towns, scenic settings, yummy food and a touch of romance, you will like Strawberries And Strangers, on sale for only $0.99.

Buy now and get hooked on the brand new Pelican Cove Cozy Mystery Series. Book 2, Cupcakes and Celebrities, and Book 3 are coming soon in May 2018.

Strawberries and Strangers by Leena Clover 
Series: A Pelican Cove Cozy Mystery, #1)
Genre: Cozy Mystery, Culinary Mystery
Release Date: May 1, 2018
Print Length: 187 pages
eBook File Size: 2464 KB
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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Picked Off by Linda Lovely | Blog Tour with Guest Post and Giveaway

I'm currently reading Picked Off, and really enjoying it so far. I think you'll enjoy it also. It's exciting, fun and entertaining — an excellent follow-up to Bones to Pick.

Picked Off by Linda Lovely
Series: A Brie Hooker Mystery, #2
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publication Date: June 5, 2018
Publisher: Henery Press
Hardcover: 270 Pages
ISBN: 978-1635113457
Paperback: 268 pages
ISBN: 978-1635113426
e-Book File Size: 568 KB
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Friday, April 20, 2018

Ralphie, Always Loved by Andrea Yerramilli | Blog Tour with Guest Post and Giveaway

"And Now for Something Completely Different"

Maxie is responsible for today's blog post. (Well, all except for the actual typing. I had to help with that.) When she saw an email about an upcoming book tour for Ralphie, Always Loved, Maxie insisted that we join the tour. I pointed out to her that a children's book is quite a departure from our usual genre of cozy mysteries, and she pointed out that our tagline is Mostly Mysteries.

Maxie is familiar with another children's book, The Tenth Good Thing about Barney by Judith Viorst, which can help console children whose cats have crossed the rainbow bridge. She recommends this new picture book, because it will be equally comforting to a family dealing with the loss of their cherished dog, or any pet, in fact.


The Blurb

This is the story of the life, love, and adventures of a beloved family dog, and how he delighted and touched his family and everyone he met.

Ralphie was born with a heart on his belly.
He loves food, his family, his friends, his neighbors.
He loves pretty much everything and everyone.
And they love him back.
And that's how it is all through his life.
Read the book and fall in love with him too.

Rambunctious and hyperactive, Ralphie had already been returned to the animal shelter three times, but when Andrea and her husband adopted him and gave him a loving home where he was understood, accepted, and taught, he learned fast. As Ralphie's human family grew, so did his capacity for love and the ways he could express it. He remained a loving and beloved family member who touched the hearts of the whole neighborhood until he was ready to say goodbye at the grand old age of sixteen. Ralphie, Always Loved will remind you of all that is good, and reaffirm your belief in love's power to uplift and transform.

Ralphie, Always Loved by Andrea Yerramilli
Illustrated by: Samantha Van Riet
Genre: Children's Fiction, Children's Picture Book
Release date: October 28, 2017
Publisher: About Something Good, LLC
Paperback:  32 pages
ISBN-10: 0998760153
ISBN-13: 978-0998760155
Hardcover: 32 pages
ISBN-10: 0998760102
ISBN-13: 978-0998760100
e-Book File Size: 5832 KB
ASIN: B078C66J6J
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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Chicken Culprit by Vikki Walton | Blog Tour with Excerpt, Review and Giveaway

The Blurb

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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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Silver Gun by L.A. Chandlar | Blog Tour with Review, Guest Post, and Giveaway

The Blurb

New York City, 1936. In the midst of the Great Depression, the Big Apple is defiantly striving toward an era infused with art, architecture, and economic progress under the dynamic Mayor La Guardia. But those in City Hall know that tumultuous times can inspire both optimism and deadly danger…

It’s been six months since Lane Sanders was appointed Mayor Fiorello “Fio” La Guardia’s new personal aide, and the twenty-three-year-old is sprinting in her Mary Janes to match her boss’s pace. Despite dealing with vitriol from the Tammany Hall political machine and managing endless revitalization efforts, Fio hasn’t slowed down a bit during his years in office. And luckily for Lane, his unpredictable antics are a welcome distraction from the childhood memories that haunt her dreams — and the silver gun she’ll never forget.

When Lane gets attacked and threatened by an assailant tied to one of most notorious gangsters in the city, even the mayor can’t promise her safety. The corrupt city officials seem to be using Lane as a pawn against Fio for disgracing their party in the prior election. But why was the assailant wielding the exact same gun from her nightmares?

Balancing a clandestine love affair and a mounting list of suspects, Lane must figure out how the secrets of her past are connected to the city’s underground crime network — before someone pulls the trigger on the most explosive revenge plot in New York history…

The Silver Gun by L.A. Chandlar
Series: An Art Deco Mystery, #1 
Genre: Cozy Mystery, Historical Mystery
Publisher: Kensington
Publication Date: August 29, 2017
Paperback: 336 pages
ISBN-10: 1496713419
ISBN-13: 978-1496713414
File Size: 783 KB
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Monday, April 9, 2018

Alice & the Assassin by R.J. Koreto | Blog Tour with Excerpt, Guest Post, and Giveaway

I'm excited to tell you about a new series, the Alice Roosevelt Mysteries. I just finished the first book, Alice & the Assassin, and it's great — Five Kitties! I really enjoy historical mysteries, especially when some of the characters are real people. 

I'm looking forward to reading Book #2, The Body in the Ballroom, which will be published in June.

The Blurb

In 1902 New York, Alice Roosevelt, the bright, passionate, and wildly unconventional daughter of newly sworn-in President Theodore Roosevelt, is placed under the supervision of Secret Service Agent Joseph St. Clair, ex-cowboy and veteran of the Rough Riders. St. Clair quickly learns that half his job is helping Alice roll cigarettes and escorting her to bookies, but matters grow even more difficult when Alice takes it upon herself to investigate a recent political killing — the assassination of former president William McKinley.

Concerned for her father's safety, Alice seeks explanations for the many unanswered questions about the avowed anarchist responsible for McKinley's death. In her quest, Alice drags St. Clair from grim Bowery bars to the elegant parlors of New York's ruling class, from the haunts of the Chinese secret societies to the magnificent new University Club, all while embarking on a tentative romance with a family friend, the son of a prominent local household.

And while Alice, forced to challenge those who would stop at nothing in their greed for money and power, considers her uncertain future, St. Clair must come to terms with his own past in Alice & the Assassin, the first in R. J. Koreto's riveting new historical mystery series.

Alice & the Assassin by R.J. Koreto
Series: An Alice Roosevelt Mystery, #1
Genre: Historical Mystery, Cozy Mystery
Publication Date: April 11th 2017
Published by: Crooked Lane Books
Hardcover: 288 pages
ISBN-10: 1683311124
ISBN-13: 978-1683311126
e-Book File Size: 1431 KB
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Thursday, April 5, 2018

The Killing at Kaldaire House by Kate Parker | Blog Tour with Review and Giveaway

The Blurb

A dying man. The painting within her reach. What’s a thief to do?

Talented London milliner Emily Gates creates amazing hats for Society ladies, but to collect from those who don’t pay her bill, she burglarizes their homes. She needs every penny to send her deaf brother to school. Late one night, she sneaks in to find Lord Kaldaire badly injured in his study. Unwilling to abandon him, she calls for help.

When Kaldaire dies without revealing who attacked him, his widow agrees to keep Emily’s secrets ― if Emily will help find her husband’s killer. A bigger danger is a Scotland Yard inspector who threatens to arrest Emily — unless she spies on her father’s family of swindlers and conmen. Worst of all are the attacks from an unknown assailant. What will Emily face first, jail or death?

This cozy mystery is set in the era of My Fair Lady and Mary Poppins, of early automobiles and aeroplanes, and of King Edward VII and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. If you enjoyed the Victorian Bookshop Mysteries, you’ll like Emily Gates and the collection of aristocrats and thieves in her world as they step into the 20th century.

The Killing at Kaldaire House by Kate Parker
Series: The Milliner Mysteries, #1

Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publisher: JDP Press
Publication Date: April 2, 2018
Paperback: 318 pages
ISBN-10: 0997663715
ISBN-13: 978-0997663716
File Size: 3009 KB
ASIN: B079ZBJ935
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Monday, March 26, 2018

Natural Thorn Killer by Kate Dyer-Seeley | Blog Tour with Guest Post and Giveaway

I'm just tickled rose, I mean pink, to kick off the tour of Natural Thorn Killer, the first book in Kate Dyer-Seeley's newest series. It's a Five Kitty read!

I'm so excited to introduce the Rose City Mysteries because of how much I enjoy Kate's other series — the Pacific Northwest Mysteries and, by her alter ego Ellie Alexander, the Bakeshop Mysteries and the Sloan Krause Mysteries. I can't wait to read Rose City #2, Violet Tendencies, to be published in November 2018. 

Natural Thorn Killer by Kate Dyer-Seeley
Series: A Rose City Mystery, #1
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publication Date: March 27, 2018
Publisher: Kensington
Mass-Market Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-10: 1496705130
ISBN-13: 978-1496705136
e-Book File Size: 690 KB

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