Wednesday, February 20, 2019

The Puppy Who Knew Too Much by V.M. Burns | Blog Tour with Guest Post and Giveaway

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Lilly Echosby and her toy poodle Aggie find a fresh start in Chattanooga, Tennessee, spoiled by the scent of murder . . .

Having solved the shooting death of her cheating husband, Lilly's left behind the drama of Lighthouse Dunes, Indiana, to start over in the hometown of her best friend, Scarlett "Dixie" Jefferson. As she gets settled in her new rented house, Lilly gives Aggie, short for Agatha Christie, her own fresh start by enrolling her in the Eastern Tennessee Dog Club, where Dixie is a trainer.

But drama seems to hound Lilly like a persistent stray. Her cranky new neighbor appears unfamiliar with Southern hospitality and complains that Aggie barks too much and digs up his prized tulips. But what the poodle actually unearths is the buried body of a mysterious man who claimed ownership of the lost golden retriever Lilly recently rescued. Now it's up to Lilly and Dixie to try to muzzle another murderer.

The Puppy Who Knew Too Much by V. M. Burns
Series: A Dog Club Mystery, #2
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publication Date: February 12, 2019
Publisher: Lyrical Underground
Paperback: 190 pages

ISBN-10: 1516107918
ISBN-13: 978-1516107919
Kindle ASIN: B07D233MVK
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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Past Due for Murder by Victoria Gilbert | Blog Tour with Guest Post and Giveaway

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Has a curse fallen on the small town of Taylorsford, Virginia? After a young woman goes missing during a spring bonfire, library director Amy Webber must wade through the web of lies only to find a truth that she may not want to untangle.

Spring has sprung in quaint Taylorsford, Virginia, and the mayor has revived the town’s long-defunct May Day celebration to boost tourism. As part of the festivities, library director Amy Webber is helping to organize a research project and presentation by a local folklore expert. All seems well at first — but spring takes on a sudden chill when a university student inexplicably vanishes during a bonfire.

The local police cast a wide net to find the missing woman, but in a shocking turn of events, Amy’s swoon-worthy neighbor Richard Muir becomes a person of interest in the case. Not only is Richard the woman’s dance instructor, he also doesn’t have an alibi for the night the student vanished — or at least not one he’ll divulge, even to Amy.

When the missing student is finally discovered lost in the mountains, with no memory of recent events — and a dead body lying nearby — an already disturbing mystery takes on a sinister new hue. Blessed with her innate curiosity and a librarian’s gift for research, Amy may be the only one who can learn the truth in Past Due for Murder, Victoria Gilbert’s third charming Blue Ridge Library mystery.

Past Due for Murder by Victoria Gilbert
Series: A Blue Ridge Library Mystery, #3
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publication Date: February 12, 2019
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Hardcover: 304 pages

ISBN-10: 1683318749
ISBN-13: 978-1683318743
Kindle ASIN: B07D2GYM25
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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

The Novel Art of Murder by V.M. Burns | Blog Tour with Guest Post and Giveaway

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Mystery bookstore owner Samantha Washington is trying to keep her grandmother from spending her golden years in an orange jumpsuit . . .

The small town of North Harbor, Michigan, is just not big enough for the two of them: flamboyant phony Maria Romanov and feisty Nana Jo. The insufferable Maria claims she's descended from Russian royalty and even had a fling with King Edward VIII back in the day. She’s not just a lousy liar, she's a bad actress, so when she nabs the lead in the Shady Acres Senior Follies — a part Nana Jo plays every year in their retirement village production — Nana Jo blows a gasket and reads her the riot act in front of everyone.

Of course, when Maria is silenced with a bullet to the head, Nana Jo lands the leading role on the suspects list. Sam’s been writing her newest mystery, set in England between the wars, with her intrepid heroine Lady Daphne drawn into murder and scandal in the household of Winston Churchill. But now she has to prove that Nana Jo’s been framed. With help from her grandmother's posse of rambunctious retirees, Sam shines a spotlight on Maria’s secrets, hoping to draw the real killer out of the shadow

The Novel Art of Murder by V. M. Burns
Series: A Mystery Bookshop Mystery, #3
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publication Date: November 27, 2018
Publisher: Kensington
Paperback: 256 pages

ISBN-10: 1496711858
ISBN-13: 978-1496711854
Kindle ASIN: B07B7B4C8Q
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Friday, February 1, 2019

A Murderous Marriage by Alyssa Maxwell | Blog Tour with Guest Post and Giveaway

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Lady Phoebe Renshaw and her lady’s maid, Eva Huntford, are preparing for a wedding, but it may not be the happy occasion everyone hopes for . . .

Since the Great War, some family fortunes have suffered, including those of the Renshaws. Despite being the granddaughter of an earl, Julia Renshaw is under pressure to marry for money — and has settled for Gilbert Townsend, a viscount and a wealthy industrialist. He is decades older than Julia, and it’s clear to her sister Phoebe — and to Eva, who has been like a surrogate mother to the girls — that this is not a love match. Nevertheless, the wedding takes place — and in a hurry.

At the reception aboard the groom’s yacht, there appears to be tension between Gil and several guests: his best man, a fellow veteran of the Boer War; his grouchy spinster sister; and his current heir, a nervous young cousin named Ernest. The bride is also less than pleased when she discovers that her honeymoon will be more crowded than expected — with Gil’s pretty secretary, among others, coming along.

That very night, Julia pounds on her sister’s door, brandishing a bandaged hand and reporting a hot-tempered outburst on her new husband’s part. Julia is feeling doubt and regret about her hasty decision, but returns to the boat. Then the next morning, before the yacht can depart the harbor, Gil’s body is found in the water below — and Phoebe and Eva must discover who pushed him over . . . before the Renshaws’ social standing is irreparably stained by Julia’s arrest for his murder . . .

A Murderous Marriage by Alyssa Maxwell
Series: A Lady and Lady’s Maid Mystery, #4
Genre: Cozy Mystery, Historical Mystery
Publication Date: January 29, 2019
Publisher: Kensington
Hardcover: 304 pages

ISBN-10: 1496717392
ISBN-13: 978-1496717399
Kindle ASIN: B07CWDMR33
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