Monday, December 19, 2022

Death Checked Out | Blog Tour with Guest Post and Giveaway


Death Checked Out: A Larkspur Library Mystery by Leah Dobrinska

About Death Checked Out

Death Checked Out: A Larkspur Library Mystery
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Setting - Wisconsin
Level Best Books (December 6, 2022)
Paperback: ‎ 278 pages
ISBN-10: ‎ 1685121829
ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1685121822
Digital ASIN: ‎ B0BHJJ1QRT


She’s used to checking out books. A death? Not so much. 

Greta Plank, resident librarian in the small, lakeside town of Larkspur, Wisconsin, prefers her rose-tinted glasses extra rosy, thank you very much. Ever since a family tragedy landed her in Larkspur, she’s kept a happy-or-bust outlook. But Greta’s cheery resolve takes a hit when she finds the town recluse dead at the base of the stairs leading from his deck to the lake. What she assumes is a terrible accident, Greta soon learns, is something more sinister. To make matters worse, new-to-town Detective Mark McHenry cites her as not only his primary source for the case, but his top suspect. 

To clear her name and return to life as she knew it before the murder, Greta decides to do some clue cataloging of her own. After all, she’s got her master’s degree in library science with an emphasis in research methodology. How hard could a criminal investigation be? With the help of her fellow librarians and her lawyer mom, Greta begins checking out the pages of the murder, uncovering details about the recluse’s rare book collection and Larkspur’s real estate market as she tries to understand why anyone would have authored his death.

But with friends and neighbors stacking up as both victims and suspects, Greta must cross-reference the facts and put a hold on her idyllic worldview if she wants to get the full story without paying the fine of her life.


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Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Sleuthing in Stilettos | Blog Tour with Guest Post and Giveaway


Sleuthing in Stilettos (A Resale Boutique Mystery) by Debra Sennefelder

About Sleuthing in Stilettos


Sleuthing in Stilettos (A Resale Boutique Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
5th in Series
Setting - Lucky Cove, NY
Lyrical Underground (December 6, 2022)
Paperback: ‎ 256 pages
ISBN-10: ‎ 1516111044
ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1516111046
Digital ASIN: ‎ B09VCWFVRQ


Kelly Quinn, owner of a high-end consignment shop, is a booster for her Long Island town’s small businesses — but now a store owner’s murder has brought big trouble....

Locals in Lucky Cove seem to harbor hostility toward Miranda Farrell, proprietor of a new shoe store. Nevertheless, Kelly invites her along to a Chamber of Commerce meeting. But soon afterward, Miranda’s body is found in her shop, with Kelly’s uncle — who’s had multiple public arguments with her — standing nearby. Could her uncle really have committed murder over a business dispute? Or is Miranda’s death related to her late husband’s long-ago embezzlement case? 

Kelly feels compelled to investigate, despite her detective boyfriend’s objections — not to mention her commitment to promoting Small Business Saturday. But her effort to pump up sales may fall flat. After her presentation to the committee is sabotaged, the Chamber gives her the boot — and tongues start wagging. Now she has to do some fancy footwork to find the killer....


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Monday, September 12, 2022

Guilty as Framed by Lois Winston | Blog Post with Character Guest Post and Giveaway


Guilty as Framed (An Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery) by Lois Winston

About Guilty as Framed

Guilty as Framed (An Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
11th in Series
Setting - New Jersey
Independently Published (September 6, 2022)
Print length ‏ : ‎ 263 pages
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0B1XHPLBC

When an elderly man shows up at the home of reluctant amateur sleuth Anastasia Pollack, she’s drawn into the unsolved mystery of the greatest art heist in history.

Boston mob boss Cormac Murphy has recently been released from prison. He refuses to believe Anastasia’s assertion that the man he’s looking for doesn’t live at her address and attempts to muscle his way into her home. His efforts are thwarted by Anastasia’s fiancĂ© Zack Barnes.

A week later, a stolen SUV containing a dead body appears in Anastasia’s driveway. Anastasia believes Murphy is sending her a message. It’s only the first in a series of alarming incidents, including a mugging, a break-in, another murder, and the discovery of a cache of jewelry and an etching from the largest museum burglary in history.

But will Anastasia solve the mystery behind these shocking events before she falls victim to a couple of desperate thugs who will stop at nothing to get what they want?

Crafts projects included.


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Thursday, August 25, 2022

Devil's Chew Toy by Rob Osler | Blog Tour with Excerpt, Interview, and Guest Post

Devil's Chew Toy

By Rob Osler

On Tour August 22 - 26, 2022

The Blurb

Perfect for fans of Carl Hiaasen and Armistead Maupin, this debut LGBTQ+ cozy mystery (or Quozy Mystery, as coined by Rob himself) follows an unlucky in love-and-life gay relationship blogger who teams up with a take-charge lesbian and a feisty bull terrier to find a missing go-go boy and bring down an international crime ring.
Seattle teacher and part-time blogger Hayden McCall wakes sporting one hell of a shiner, with the police knocking at his door. It seems that his new crush, dancer Camilo Rodriguez, has gone missing and they suspect foul play. What happened the night before? And where is Camilo?
Determined to find answers, pint-sized, good-hearted Hayden seeks out two of Camilo’s friends — Hollister and Burley — both lesbians and both fiercely devoted to their friend. From them, Hayden learns that Camilo is a “Dreamer” whose parents had been deported years earlier, and whose sister, Daniela, is presumed to have returned to Venezuela with them. Convinced that the cops won’t take a brown boy’s disappearance seriously, the girls join Hayden’s hunt for Camilo. 
The first clues turn up at Barkingham Palace, a pet store where Camilo had taken a part-time job. The store’s owner, Della Rupert, claims ignorance, but Hayden knows something is up. And then there’s Camilo’s ex-boyfriend, Ryan, who’s suddenly grown inexplicably wealthy. When Hayden and Hollister follow Ryan to a secure airport warehouse, they make a shocking connection between him and Della — and uncover the twisted scheme that’s made both of them rich.
The trail of clues leads them to the grounds of a magnificent estate on an island in Puget Sound, where they’ll finally learn the truth about Camilo’s disappearance — and the fate of his family.

Devil's Chew Toy by Rob Osler
Series: Hayden & Friends, #1
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publication Date: February 8, 2022
Published by: Crooked Lane Books
Hardcover: 320 pages
ISBN (hardcover): 978-1-64385-943-9
ISBN (ebook): 978-1-64385-944-6
ASIN (Kindle): B094GP6P7M
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Friday, July 29, 2022

The Friday Night Mystery Club by Joanna Campbell Slan | Blog Tour with Character Guest Post, Excerpt, and Giveaway


The Friday Night Mystery Club (Friday Night Mystery Club Series) by Joanna Campbell Slan

About The Friday Night Mystery Club


The Friday Night Mystery Club (Friday Night Mystery Club Series)
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Setting - Illinois
Spot On Publishing (September 18, 2021)
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 346 pages
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 979-8469766247
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09FFQ5YQB

Decatur, Illinois/1986 - A nasty divorce leaves Cragan Collins with a mountain of bills and her grandmother to support. She takes a job as an ad salesperson for The Gazette. The market is tough, but Cragan finds a mentor in business reporter, Robert Smithson. One icy January day, Robert is found dead in a city park. His murder is dismissed as gay-on-gay crime. Cragan asks The Friday Night Mystery Club to find justice for Robert. Will Cragan's quest for the truth land her on the obituary page?

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Sunday, June 19, 2022

Five Belles Too Many by Debra H Goldstein | Blog Tour with Guest Post and Giveaway


Five Belles Too Many (A Sarah Blair Mystery) by Debra H. Goldstein

About Five Belles Too Many

Five Belles Too Many (A Sarah Blair Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
5th in the Series
Setting - Alabama
Kensington Cozies (June 28, 2022)
Mass Market Paperback ‏ : ‎ 336 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1496732235
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1496732231
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09HRCV4TN


When Sarah Blair’s mother participates in a reality show competition for brides in Wheaton, Alabama, things get a little too real as a murderer crashes the wedding party . . . 

Sometimes Sarah’s mother, Maybelle, can be higher maintenance than her Siamese cat RahRah. Maybelle and her friend, Mr. George Rogers, have been chosen to be one of five couples competing for a small-town “perfect” wedding and dream honeymoon on a Southern Belles reality show — and guess who has to be chaperone. Even more vexing, the producers have decided to put up the crew and participants at the restaurant / bed and breakfast owned by Sarah’s nemesis Jane Clark. 

But when someone turns up dead with Jane kneeling by the body with blood on her hands, she goes from being Sarah’s chief rival to the police’s chief suspect. Neither Sarah nor her twin, Chef Emily Johnson, can stand Jane — still, they don’t think she’s a murderer. The producers vow the show must go on, but to protect their mother and the other contestants, Sarah vows to find the true killer before someone else gets eliminated . . .

Includes quick and easy recipes!


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