Monday, May 29, 2023

Mrs. Odboddy's Desperate Doings by Elaine Faber | Blog Tour - Interview, Excerpt, Giveaway

 Mrs. Odboddy's Desperate Doings: A WWII tale
(Mrs. Odboddy Mysteries)
by Elaine Faber

About Mrs. Odboddy's Desperate Doings

Mrs. Odboddy's Desperate Doings: A WWII tale
(Mrs. Odboddy Mysteries)
Historical Cozy Mystery
4th in Series
Setting - California
Elk Grove Publications (April 30, 2022)
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 264 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 4294245115
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1940781297
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09ZWVPNHS

After falling from a tree, Agnes’s behavior and delusions escalate from ‘merely eccentric,’ to ‘near mayhem.’ Still seeking a permanent home for a displaced carnival tiger, she goes to unthinkable extremes in an effort to prevent city hall from destroying the big cat. When Agnes witnesses a well-known citizen commit burglary, and the church’s beloved Good Shepherd painting goes missing, she becomes obsessed with exposing the art thief. But, questions arise whether the extent of her bizarre behavior is due to a ‘brain bleed’ from her head injury, or is something amiss in her medical treatment?

As WWII rages across the Pacific, dealing with victory gardens and rationing at home doesn’t stop Agnes from fighting the war from the home front. From city hall, to the hot seat at Newbury’s Police Department, and finally to a San Francisco mansion, Agnes pursues injustice to save a tiger and expose a shocking conspiracy at the highest levels of Newbury’s elite society.

Mrs. Odboddy’s Desperate Doings is a hilarious WWII mystery-adventure you’ll not soon forget.

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Friday, May 26, 2023

Earl Grey and Shallow Graves by Victoria Tait | Blog Tour with Author Interview and Giveaway


Earl Grey and Shallow Graves (A Waterwheel Cafe Mystery) by Victoria Tait

About Earl Grey and Shallow Graves

Earl Grey and Shallow Graves: A British Cozy Mystery with a Female Sleuth
A Waterwheel Cafe Mystery
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Setting – England
Kanga Press (May 19, 2023)
Number of Pages : 216
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0BXQL5YS5

A 30-year-old skeleton. A missing girl. Can a community police officer read the tea leaves or will a deadly secret remain buried for ever?

Sergeant Keya Varma is delighted with her new part-time role as the Cotswolds’ Rural Engagement Officer. She’s also fulfilling her dream of opening a small neighbourhood café. But she gets herself into a stew with renovation works when builders unearth a young girl’s remains. 
While Keya and her police colleagues gain ground reviewing the unsolved disappearance of a local girl, her brief taste of success turns to dust when a friend is found dead at her tea shop. Confusion over identities threatens to bury the investigation and our junior police officer is worried that justice won’t be served.
Can Keya dig into the mystery and uncover the real culprit? 
Earl Grey and Shallow Graves is the first book in The Waterwheel Café series. If you’ve enjoyed the Dotty Sayers Antique Mystery series, then you’ll love meeting some of your favourite characters and making new friends in Victoria Tait’s intriguing British cozy mystery.

Buy Earl Grey and Shallow Graves and unearth a killer today!

About the Interview with Victoria Tait

Thursday, May 18, 2023

A Novel Disguise by Samantha Larsen | Blog Tour with Character Interview and Giveaway

A Novel Disguise (A Lady Librarian Mystery) by Samantha Larsen

About A Novel Disguise

A Novel Disguise (A Lady Librarian Mystery)
Historical Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Setting - Imaginary English village, 1784
Crooked Lane Books (May 16, 2023)
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 320 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1639103465
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1639103461
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0B9WJ8FFT

When Miss Tiffany Woodall assumes the identity of her half-brother after his death, she realizes she isn’t the only one with a secret to hide in this historical series debut, perfect for fans of Deanna Raybourn and Sherry Thomas.
1784 London.Miss Tiffany Woodall didn’t murder her half-brother, but she did bury him in the back garden so that she could keep her cottage. Now, the confirmed spinster has to pretend to be Uriah and fulfill his duties as the Duke of Beaufort’s librarian while searching Astwell Palace for Uriah’s missing diamond pin, the only thing of value they own. Her ruse is almost up when she is discovered by Mr. Samir Lathrop, the local bookseller, who tries to save her from drowning while she's actually just washing up in a lake after burying her brother.
Her plan is going by the book, until the rector proposes marriage and she starts to develop feelings for Mr. Lathrop. But when her childhood friend, Tess, comes to visit, Tiffany quickly realizes her secret isn’t the only one hidden within these walls. The body of a servant is found, along with a collection of stolen items, and someone else grows mysteriously ill. Can Tiffany solve these mysteries without her own disguise being discovered? If not, she’ll lose her cottage and possibly her life.

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Monday, May 15, 2023

The Twenty-One-Year Contract by L.B. Griffin | Blog Tour with Author Interview


The Twenty-One-Year Contract: Sequel to Secrets, Shame, and a Shoebox by L. B. Griffin

About The Twenty-One-Year Contract


The Twenty-One-Year Contract: Sequel to Secrets, Shame, and a Shoebox
Historical Romance
2nd in Series
Setting - 1950s London
Wild Rose Press (May 9, 2022)
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 382 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1509239723
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1509239726
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09THQKFJS


Kathleen Gray — talented, a little wild, at times rebellious, but always popular — has a fun, easy life in rural Somerset, with a doting family.

Suddenly, they are gone, everything is changed, and she has only Uncle Jack. Try as he might, he cannot be father and mother to her — he has a business to run and his own life to manage.

Kathleen takes a chance and becomes Kate Westfield, fending for herself in London, with a new life built on her hopes and dreams and new friends. She could hardly have imagined that one of those friends has a shoebox full of answers.

About the Interview with L. B. Griffin

Saturday, May 6, 2023

#TagMe For Murder by Sarah E. Burr | Blog Tour with Character Interview and Giveaway


#TagMe For Murder: A Trending Topic Mystery by Sarah E Burr

About #TagMe For Murder

#TagMe For Murder: A Trending Topic Mystery
Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Setting – Delaware
Level Best Books (April 25, 2023)
Print length ‏ : ‎ 327 pages
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0BX7G971B

When murder trends too close to home, social media influencer Coco Cline will have to swipe through a sea of trolls to tag a killer.

After cracking her first case, Cordelia "Coco" Cline's life is finally getting back to normal — or as normal as life can be when you have over three million followers online. With a thriving business, a devoted boyfriend, and her two besties living right up the street, Coco is set to have the most fun summer of her life until Larry and Rosalynn Dunmer move into the condo next door.

Coco and her friends do their best to avoid the confrontational duo, but when a party at a swanky new wine bar brings everyone together, things become less than neighborly faster than a celebrity-themed hashtag goes viral. Larry levels some super shady threats toward Coco and her BFF Jasper, which could have dire consequences for their multimedia empires. Just as Coco begins to wonder if she'll have to spend the rest of the summer looking over her shoulder, she gets a shocking request from police. As part of her PR gig with the Central Shores PD, they need her to come to the beach and keep the public at bay. A body has washed ashore.

Thinking a poor swimmer drowned just before the Salute to Summer festival kicks off, Coco arrives to find Larry Dunmer, dead with a corkscrew sticking out of his neck. What's even more unbelievable is that Jasper quickly shoots to the top of Chief McInnis's suspect list. In full-on panic mode, Coco decides to use her tech-savvy sleuthing skills to clear her best friend's name before his rep is ruined. She soon discovers that Larry made quite a few enemies during his very short stay in town. But who hated him enough to kill him?

Return to the beaches of Central Shores as Coco Cline and her squad assemble to catch a killer before they get canceled… permanently.


About the Character Interview

Monday, May 1, 2023

Negative Reaction by Lori Roberts Herbst | Blog Tour with Author Interview


Negative Reaction (Callie Cassidy Mysteries) by Lori Roberts Herbst

About Negative Reaction


Negative Reaction (Callie Cassidy Mysteries)
Cozy Mystery
5th in Series
Setting - Colorado
Independently Published (April 25, 2023)
Digital - Number of Pages: 305
ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0BXFV1N4C 


Wedding bells are ringing in Rock Creek Village. But when a venomous villager crashes the nuptials, events take a toxic turn… 

The long-awaited day has arrived — photographer Callie Cassidy’s best friend is tying the knot. With a gentle snow falling outside and family and friends gathered inside, the wedding couldn’t be more perfect. Even Callie’s golden retriever, Woody, and her tabby cat, Carl, have donned tuxes for the occasion. And the icing on the cake? Callie’s trainee, Braden, is acting as official photographer, with the assistance of his twin brother, Banner. Callie is as proud as if she were their mother. 

But as the ceremony ends, an uninvited and apparently inebriated visitor barges into the Event Center. The guests are shocked — and more than a little dismayed — to see Brian Ratliff, the twins’ absentee father, who slunk out of town two years prior, leaving his teenage boys to fend for themselves. Several volatile confrontations ensue, concluding with an angry altercation between Brian and Braden.

When Brian later winds up in a coma, the victim of poisoning, suspicion mounts against Braden. Callie is incensed, certain the boy isn’t capable of harming his father. Besides, plenty of villagers despised the man — any of them might have slipped him the toxin that rendered him unconscious.

As evidence accumulates against Braden, Callie fears he will end up taking the fall. With Detectives Raul Sanchez and Lynn Clarke stonewalling her, she turns to family and friends — including the town’s feisty new cub reporter — for help. Together, can they prove Braden’s innocence — and reveal the true culprit?


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