Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Murder at the Pontchartrain by Kathleen Kaska | Blog Tour with Interview and Giveaway

Murder at the Pontchartrain by Kathleen Kaska

About Murder at the Pontchartrain

Murder at the Pontchartrain
Cozy Mystery (Humorous)
6th in Series
Setting - New Orleans, Louisiana
Anamcara Press LLC (June 15, 2023)
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 280 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1941237940
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1941237946
ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0C8L6D4HM
“I'm Sydney Lockhart. I solve murders, most of which I'm the primary suspect. My boyfriend/partner, Ralph Dixon, and I came to the Pontchartrain Hotel in New Orleans to get married. Instead, Dixon's in jail for a double murder. I'm in a swamp, spying on the KKK. Helping me untangle this mess is my bubble-headed cousin Ruth who's undercover as a hotel chef. My twelve-year-old charge, Lydia LaBeau, dressed as a voodoo queen, is looking for clues at Pat O'Brien's. Rip Thigbee, a ghost detective, is my only hope.
I’m not making any of this up. This is my life and this is what I deal with, like it or not. So, mix yourself a Hurricane and join me in the Big Easy for another historic hotel murder case.”

About the Character Interview

Monday, June 26, 2023

Murder To My Ears by Rebecca McKinnon | Blog Tour with Review and Giveaway


Murder To My Ears (An Octavia Fields Mysteries) by Rebecca McKinnon

About Murder to My Ears


Murder To My Ears (An Octavia Fields Mysteries)
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Independently Published (June 30, 2023)
Print Length : 260 pages
ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0C7LT56BD

Octavia Fields should know better than to judge things by their appearance. After all, most people don’t expect a nomadic hippie to be a classical violist — let alone one who runs a seasonal music shop at Aerie Pines, the summer home of the Aerie Peaks Symphony.

But when her business season starts off on the wrong note, it’s obviously the persnickety concertmaster’s fault. If he hadn’t turned up dead — leaving Octavia to find his body — she wouldn’t have to deal with the handsome detective who isn’t sure what to think of her impressive arrest record.

With symphony members cornering Octavia to pass on “evidence” by way of sotto-voce rumors, it shouldn’t surprise her to learn the helpful musicians aren’t the only ones who believe Octavia’s helping with the investigation. When a threatening letter arrives, it’s clear the killer thinks she’s playing harmony to the detective, too.

When the detective doesn’t appear to be making progress on the case, Octavia decides it’s up to her to solve the mystery — before the killer hears their cue to silence her!

About the Review of Murder to My Ears

Saturday, June 24, 2023

Collecting Can Be Murder by Jennifer S. Alderson | Blog Tour with Guest Post and Giveaway


Collecting Can Be Murder (Carmen De Luca Art Sleuth Mysteries) by Jennifer S. Alderson

About Collecting Can Be Murder

Collecting Can Be Murder (Carmen De Luca Art Sleuth Mysteries)
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Setting - France
Traveling Life Press (May 31, 2023)
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 208 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 908316974X
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-9083169743


Coming out of retirement can be deadly…

After tragedy struck three years earlier, art sleuth Carmen De Luca vowed to never work in the field again. But fifty is too young to fill her days with water aerobics and bingo, so when her former partner calls and begs for her help, Carmen gladly agrees.

Yet after their first assignment – the recovery of a rare medieval prayer book from an eccentric collector living in rural France – goes horribly wrong, Carmen ends up in the crosshairs of both the local police and a murderer!

With her target dead and the stolen book missing, she and her partner will have to pull out all of the stops to sleuth out the true killer’s identity – before their stay in France becomes permanent.

Introducing Carmen De Luca, an art sleuth with a nose for mystery and the job of locating valuable artwork stolen from museums around the world. If you love strong and resourceful heroines, puzzling mysteries, and a dash of art history, pick up Collecting Can Be Murder now!

Carmen De Luca Art Sleuth Mysteries:
Collecting Can Be Murder
A Statue To Die For (available 8/31/23)
Forgeries and Fatalities (available 2/29/24)

These mysteries contain no graphic violence, sex, or strong language.

About the Character Guest Post

Thursday, June 22, 2023

A Crafty Collage of Crime by Lois Winston | Blog Tour with Interview, Excerpt, and Giveaway


A Crafty Collage of Crime (An Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery) by Lois Winston

About A Crafty Collage of Crime

A Crafty Collage of Crime (An Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
12th in Series
Setting - New Jersey and Tennessee
Independently Published (June 16, 2023)
Print length ‏ : ‎ 258 pages

Wherever crafts editor and reluctant amateur sleuth Anastasia Pollack goes, murder and mayhem follow. Her honeymoon is no exception. She and new husband, photojournalist (and possible spy) Zachary Barnes, are enjoying a walk in the Tennessee woods when they stumble upon a body on the side of a creek. The dead man is the husband of one of the three sisters who own the winery and guest cottages where Anastasia and Zack are vacationing.

When the local sheriff sets his sights on the widow as the prime suspect, her sisters close ranks around her. The three siblings are true-crime junkies, and thanks to a podcaster who has produced an unauthorized series about her, Anastasia’s reputation for solving murders has preceded her to the bucolic hamlet. The sisters plead for her help in finding the real killer. As Anastasia learns more about the women and their business, a host of suspects emerge, including several relatives, a relentless land developer, and even the sisters themselves.

Meanwhile, Anastasia becomes obsessed with discovering the podcaster’s identity. Along with knowing about Anastasia’s life as a reluctant amateur sleuth, the podcaster has divulged details of Anastasia’s personal life. Someone has betrayed Anastasia’s trust, and she’s out to discover the identity of the culprit.

Craft project included.

About the Interview With Lois Winston

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

How the Murder Crumbles by Debra Sennefelder | Blog Tour with Interview and Giveaway


How the Murder Crumbles (A Cookie Shop Mystery) by Debra Sennefelder

About How the Murder Crumbles

How the Murder Crumbles (A Cookie Shop Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Setting - Connecticut
Crooked Lane Books (June 20, 2023)
Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 304 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1639102809
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1639102808
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0BG13HTC6


Debra Sennefelder whips up cookies and crime in a delicious new cozy series, perfect for fans of Joanne Fluke and Peg Cochran.

Wingate, Connecticut, is famed as one of the top ten shopping destinations in the state, and home to Mallory Monroe’s beloved Cookie Shop — a place where patrons are greeted with the heavenly aroma of freshly baked cookies that are as beautifully decorated as they are insanely delicious.

But things aren’t going so smoothly for Mallory. Her two employees are a disaster in the kitchen, she catches her boyfriend with another woman, and she’s seen having a fierce argument with food blogger Beatrice Wright, who accuses Mallory of stealing her cookie recipe. Then Beatrice turns up dead in her kitchen, flour outlining her body and a bloodied marble rolling pin nearby. Mallory immediately becomes suspect number one, her sales plummet, and she desperately tries to clear her name — but that’s not the only murder the killer is baking up.

Debra Sennefelder has cooked up a perfect recipe — endearing characters, a picture-perfect evocation of small-town life, and a quaint sweets shop. And just when things get a little too comfy, there’s always a murder or two for good measure.

Includes recipes! 


About the Author Interview 

Sunday, June 18, 2023

Paint Me a Crime by Holly Yew | Blog Tour with Character Interview and Giveaway


Paint Me a Crime (A Rose Shore Mystery) by Holly Yew

About Paint Me A Crime

 Paint Me a Crime (A Rose Shore Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Setting – Okanagan Valley in BC, Canada
Touchpoint Press (June 13, 2023)
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 252 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1956851623
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1956851625
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0BWPVHLSB


Art curator Jessamine Rhodes has left behind her gig at a prominent gallery in the city to open her own community art center in the small town of Rose Shore. She’s all set to host an extravagant opening watercolors class and has even booked a famous artist to teach it. Gabriella Everhart brings along her priceless painting Tranquil to showcase as the centerpiece of the event. The opening class is just wrapping up when suddenly Tranquil disappears before Jessamine’s eyes. Next, the lights of the art center flicker out and leave the crowd in complete darkness as a scream pierces the air. To her horror, Jessamine’s flashlight reveals that prestigious art collector Victor Carlisle has been murdered, and now her dreams are as shattered as the champagne glass found near the scene. Determined to save her now teetering reputation, Jessamine sets out to search for answers and the missing painting on her own. She has invested everything into her art center and is too anxious to step back and do nothing. Along the way, she teams up with a handsome paramedic who seems to have his own reasons for wanting justice for Victor’s tragedy.

About the Character Guest Post

Thursday, June 15, 2023

Passport to Spy by Nancy Cole Silverman | Blog Tour with Guest Post and Giveaway

Passport to Spy: A Kat Lawson Mystery by Nancy Cole Silverman

About Passport to Spy

Passport to Spy: A Kat Lawson Mystery
Historical Mystery
2nd in Series
Setting - Germany
Level Best Books (June 6, 2023)
Print length ‏ : ‎ 268 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1685123279
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1685123277
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0BXCGY2Y5

After losing her job as an investigative reporter for The Phoenix Gazette, Kat Lawson has a new gig. The FBI has asked her to work undercover as a reporter for Travel International to cover Munich, Germany’s festive holiday scene — an excuse to get close to Hans von Hausmann, a very charismatic and popular museum curator suspected of hiding a cache of stolen masterpieces believed to be part of the World’s Largest Art Heist. The job comes with lots of perks: airfare, travel expenses, the opportunity to see the world... and for a seasoned reporter like Kat, nothing she can’t handle. But, when a trusted source is found dead, Kat realizes the tables have been turned. Armed with evidence that will expose a cache of artwork stolen from museums and the homes of wealthy Jews during the 2nd World War, Kat must find a way to avoid being caught by the German Polizie, who have enough evidence to charge her with murder, and those who want her dead to keep their hidden treasures forever secret. The hunter has become the hunted; now, Kat has a target on her back.

About the Character Guest Post

Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Muddled Matrimonial Murder by Kim Davis | Blog Tour with Interview and Giveaway


Muddled Matrimonial Murder by Kim Davis

About Muddled Matrimonial Murder

Muddled Matrimonial Murder (Cupcake Catering Mystery Series)
Cozy Mystery
6th in Series
Setting - California
Cinnamon & Sugar Press (June 13, 2023)
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 310 pages
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 979-8223497615
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0C1THMWZJ


With only two weeks left to finalize the nuptial ceremony and reception for her best friend, Brad, and a Thanksgiving feast to plan, Emory Martinez has enough to keep her busy. But when Emory and Brad stumble across the body of his former stalker, with a wedding gift marble muddler lying next to the body, it soon becomes apparent someone is intent on framing the groom before vows can be exchanged.

How did the victim locate Brad and how did she end up murdered at the scene of the impending nuptials? Was someone so desperate to stop the wedding that they’d resort to murder? Or was she killed for revenge? As the countdown to the wedding speeds by, it’ll take Emory and her family and friends to pull together to pick through the muddled clues to clear the groom’s name.

Includes recipes.


About the Author Interview

Saturday, June 3, 2023

Fireworks on the Fourth by B.J. Bowen | Blog Tour with Guest Post and Giveaway


Fireworks on the Fourth (A Musical Murder Mystery) by B.J. Bowen

About Fireworks on the Fourth

Fireworks on the Fourth (A Musical Murder Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Setting - Colorado
Camel Press (May 9, 2023)
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 240 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1684921112
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1684921119
Kindle ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0BVXNVBK1 

The fiery festivities of the Symphony's annual Fourth of July extravaganza feature cannons, liberty bells, and fireworks. But the noise covers gunshots which leave a shifty Board member dead and Emily Wilson's friend, KC, the prime suspect. Can Emily face down blackmail, danger, and a threat to her loyal companion to find the killer?


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