Aug 282015
 

just for fun 2015
I found some extra reading time on Sunday so I quickly decided this is a series I need to catch up on. Perfect for August’s spot on my Just for Fun Challenge.

CorpsePlatinumHair_cvr_cat-1The Corpse with the Platinum Hair
(A Cait Morgan Mystery)

4th in Series
Classic Mystery
Setting – Nevada
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: TouchWood Editions (October 14, 2014)
ISBN-13: 978-1771510875
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Welsh Canadian foodie and criminologist Cait Morgan takes off on a short break to the fabulous Tsar! Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas with her significant other, retired cop Bud Anderson. But before they can start celebrating Bud’s birthday in style at the casino owners’ exclusive private dining room, the death of Miss Shirley — a woman with a colorful background and the acknowledged Queen of the Strip — results in a security lockdown. Cait, Bud, a corpse, and ten possible murderers are trapped in the luxurious restaurant for twelve deadly hours. The bodies pile up, the tension mounts, the list of suspects dwindles — and Cait knows she has to work out who within the group is an audacious killer because there’s no telling who might be next to die.

Dollycas’s Thoughts

Cathy Ace has given us a fabulous closed room mystery in our 4th episode with Cait and Bud. Trapped in a dining room high above the Las Vegas Strip with a body and a roomful of suspects. Cait and Bud can only trust each other and the body count keeps rising.

I love the way Cait uses her special talents to figure out the killer just in the nick of time. Eccentric characters from an opera singer to a sous chef, which one skewered the  Queen of the Strip?

Awesome story and a very fast read.

I enjoyed it immensely and need to read The Corpse with the Sapphire Eyes soon because The Corpse with the Diamond Hand comes out October 13.

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Find out about Cathy Ace and her books on her webpage here.

Aug 272015
 

onions spring leeksIf Onions Could Spring Leeks
(Country Cooking School Mystery)

5th in Series
Cozy Mystery
Setting – Missouri
Cover Illustration by Phil Parks
A Berkley Prime Crime Mystery
The Berkley Publishing Group (August 4, 2015)
Published by The Penguin Group
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0425269299
E-Book ASIN: B00QH831Z0
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The New York Times bestselling author of If Catfish Had Nine Lives returns to Broken Rope, Missouri, where ghosts of the Old West seek assistance from country cooks and amateur sleuths Betts Winston and her grandmother.

With summer tourists flocking to Broken Rope, locals volunteer to keep chaos to a minimum. Old West skits are running smoothly, actors are behaving, and stagecoach rides are more popular than ever, but when a spectral visitor appears by ghost train, it’s a job only Betts and Gram can handle.

Gram soon starts having nightmares about their ghostly visitor’s demise. And if a ghost and the hot summer weather weren’t making things sticky enough, one of the town’s volunteers—a man notorious for having more than his fair share of ex-wives—is murdered. When Jerome, Bett’s otherworldly friend, makes an unsettling appearance, this simmering double mystery becomes a recipe for disaster.

Includes delicious recipes!

Dollycas’s Thoughts

We return to Broken Rope and we are not the only ones. A train station from the past pops up in an empty field and one of the passengers needs a little help. The kind of help only Betts and her grandmother, Miz can provide with a little assistance from Jake and our favorite ghost Jerome.

My land, Paige Shelton has an amazing imagination! An imagination she can lasso up and herd together to create a truly entertaining mystery story or in this case the 5th fantastic mystery in the series.

Betts Winston and her grandmother own and operate a Country Cooking School located next to a cemetery. Over the years they have realized they have a special gift of being able to communicate with ghosts. Ghosts like Jerome. He is my absolute favorite ghostly literary character. He also has a very special place in Betts’ heart. Something her current beau, Cliff, is just going to learn to deal with.

Something is keeping Jerome from visiting Broken Rope right now but he knows Betts needs his help so he comes up with a very creative and sometimes very misunderstood way of making his presence known. Readers will find this quite amusing, the characters not so much.

Shelton has a special way of blending mysteries from the past with mysteries in the present and they intertwine and flow seamlessly side by side. It is hard to call one a subplot because both so powerful and engaging.

We can’t forget the Country Cooking School. This time they are featuring onions including the onion casserole standby of many homes around the country. That recipe isn’t in the book because it can be found everywhere but Betts and her brother Teddy had my mouth watering for Onion Rings and thankfully that recipe was in the book along with others I can’t wait to try.

If you like your mysteries on the cozy side with a bit of a ghost story too these are the perfect books for you. They can be read as stand alone because the author always plenty of backstory for new readers but I sure recommend you read them all and in order because they are all just so darn so good.

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About The Author

Paige Shelton has recently moved from Utah to Arizona. Find out more on her webpage here. You can also find her on Facebook.

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Aug 262015
 
cozy wednesday 2013 640I am super excited to welcome M.L. Rowland back
to Escape With Dollycas today.

I love her Search and Rescue Mysteries.

 

ml rowlandCheap Thrills
by M.L. Rowland

Because I write adventure mysteries and base much of what I write about on my own experiences, I was asked recently, “What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve ever done?”

Since the answer to that question was long and involved and complex, and included some boring topics like “perceived risk” and “managed risk,” I decided to rewrite the question into “What’s the earliest adventurous thing you remember doing? What’s the one experience that started it all?”

When I was fourteen, my father, who at the time was working as a marine zoologist, accepted a research assignment on the island of Tutuila, American Samoa. My mother–not to be left behind for the summer–plucked my two older sisters and me out of our cocoon in a conservative western-Michigan town and flew us 5700 miles west to the tiny island in the south Pacific.

MURDER ON THE HORIZONIt didn’t take long for my sisters, ages 18 and 20 and, to pal up with some of the island palangis (whites)–university students manning a satellite tracking station. If anyone minded little sister tagging along, no one ever said anything to me.

It was a summer of adventure firsts for me: my first close encounter with a shark–while snorkeling the airport lagoon, my first mountain climb–to the top of Matafao, the island’s tallest peak (only 2100 feet of elevation gain, but, hey, it was my first one). But one adventure stands out above the rest.

At that time, only one plane departed the island each day–at 1 o’clock in the morning. I don’t remember why or how I was out so late at night, but I do remember crouching beside my sisters and three or four young men behind the heavy vegetation lining Pago Pago airport’s one runway. Off to our left, the Pan Am jet moved into position, its lights brilliant white starbursts in the darkness. The jet lumbered forward, engines growing louder and louder until it rolled by us. As a group, we ran from our hiding places and lay down half-on, half-off the runway pavement. At the end of the runway, the jet made its turn, then surged back toward us for take-off. I squeezed my eyes closed and pressed my hands over my ears to shut out the screaming engines.

I can still feel the blast of heat and stones from the massive jet engines as the wing passed right over our heads.

~M.L. Rowland

You can find out more about M.L. Rowland on her webpage here and on her blog here.

MURDER ON THE HORIZONMurder on the Horizon
(A Search and Rescue Mystery)

3rd Book in Series
Mystery/Suspense
Setting – California
A Berkley Prime Mystery (August 4, 2015)
The Berkley Publishing Group
Published by The Penguin Group
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
SBN-13: 978-0425263686
E-Book ASIN: B00QH83240
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The Search and Rescue mystery series returns readers to Timber Creek, where the hot, dry Santa Ana winds are blowing. But more than just the threat of wildfire endangers the tiny mountain community…

Gracie and her Search and Rescue teammates are searching along the highway in the middle of the blisteringly hot Mojave Desert when they make a grisly discovery—a trash bag containing human body parts. Not long after, Gracie’s growing friendship with a ten-year-old runaway draws her unwittingly into the secretive, hate-filled world of the boy’s family—a group of gun-toting extremists. As a wildfire roars into Timber Creek, Gracie finds herself caught up in an explosive plot that, unless she stops it, will destroy countless innocent lives.

Dollycas’s Thoughts

M.L. Rowland continues to top herself.

With the wildfires and drought in the news this third installment of the Search and Rescue Mysteries is especially topical. Gracie and the other team members are on standby and the community is on high alert as the Santa Ana winds could shift at any moment and put Timber Creek  and Camp Ponderosa right in the path of the wildfire that is ravaging the nearby mountains.

In addition to the fires, the SAR crew makes an heart stopping discovery in the desert and a 10 year old boy is a frequent cause of concern as he keeps running away from home with the team being called out to search for him. Gracie befriends the child and his grandmother to try to get to the bottom of his story. What she learns will have readers glued to the pages.

Gracie has just become the manager of Camp Ponderosa after the huge shake up that took place in Murder Off The Beaten Path. She is working with a smaller crew to finish out this season and that keeps her pretty busy without much spare time. The reason I truly enjoy this character is because she always goes above and beyond expectations. She makes time for people in need and works hard to earn their trust and really get to know them.

We meet several new characters in this story and some will truly touch your heart, others will have you thinking twice and some are just downright scary. Rowland brings them all roaring to life in a way that will totally grab onto you and not let go.

The suspense in this story builds and builds as we follow Gracie down several paths we wish she wouldn’t travel. At one point she gets herself into such a dire circumstance I was literally cringing as I was reading.

Rowland not only writes a fantastic suspense filled story but she describes the Timber Creek area so perfectly that it is so incredibly easy to escape right into this book. You are driving down the roads or hiking up the paths or running along plateau right along with Gracie and sometimes her dog, Minnie. Sometimes you wish you were really there to protect or help her.

I have enjoyed all 3 books in this series very much. Each one even more than the last.  This one ends with Gracie at a crossroad in a her life and I am really looking forward to her next adventure wherever it takes her.

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Aug 252015
 
It is my pleasure to Spotlight Clea Simon’s new book today!
This is a new series for me. How about you?

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Code Grey
by Clea Simon

CODE GREYCode Grey: A feline-filled academic mystery (A Dulcie Schwartz Mystery)
Series: A Dulcie Schwartz Mystery (Book 9)
Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: Severn House Publishers; First World Publication edition (August 1, 2015)
ISBN-13: 978-0727885067
E-Book ASIN: B010SWRCLE
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Synopsis

Did a down on his luck former student steal a priceless book? Grad student and cat lover Dulcie Schwartz thinks not and she sets out to prove it”

It s spring break, and Dulcie Schwartz has stayed behind in almost-deserted Cambridge, Massachusetts to concentrate on her thesis. But when a former student turned vagrant, Jeremy Mumbles, is found injured, with a valuable missing book clutched in his arms, Dulcie can t seem to let it go. What was he doing with the book? And why has it turned up after all these years?

With Jeremy now the prime suspect for a series of break-ins in the area, Dulcie is determined to clear the unfortunate former scholar s name. But when she finds a connection between the book he was carrying and her own research into an anonymous Gothic author, the search for clues takes on a new intensity and a new menace.

CLEAAbout The Author

Clea Simon is the author of 18 mysteries in the Theda Krakow, DulcieSchwartz, and Pru Marlowe pet noir series. The latter two are ongoingand include her most recent books, Code Grey (Severn House) and Kittens Can Kill (Poisoned Pen Press). A former journalist and nonfiction author, she lives in Somerville, Mass., with her husband, the writer Jon Garelick, and their cat Musetta. She can be reached at http://www.cleasimon.com

 

Author Links:

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/clea.simon.author

My blog: http://cleasimon.blogspot.com

On Twitter: https://twitter.com/Clea_Simon or @Clea_Simon

On Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/49559.Clea_Simon

Publisher: http://severnhouse.com/author/Clea+Simon/9497

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August 29 – Laura’s Interests – Review

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Aug 252015
 

NEW RELEASE TUESDAY 2014

New Release Tuesday – August 2015 – Part 2

These wonderful books are available today
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Candy Corn Murder (A Lucy Stone Mystery)

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Beach Bags and Burglaries (A Haley Randolph Mystery)

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X (A Kinsey Millhone Novel)

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The Nature of the Beast: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel

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Threads of Evidence (A Mainely Needlepoint Mystery)

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Gone But Knot Forgotten (Quilting Mysteries (Mary Marks))

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Cancans, Croissants, and Caskets (A Happy Hoofers Mystery)

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Thoreau in Phantom Bog (A Henry David Thoreau Mystery)

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A Ghostly Demise: A Ghostly Southern Mystery (Ghostly Southern Mysteries)

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Aug 242015
 

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

This great meme is hosted by Sheila at
Book Journey”.
It’s a great way to start the week and
find out what other bloggers are reading.
My To-Be-Read pile has grown to an
unbelievable number thanks to this meme.

Sheila will be back hosting this meme in September!!

Daughter Katy and the boys spent the weekend with us. Probably the last trip to the aquatic center for the year. I will have to go with them next year. We found out they have a lift to get disabled people like me in the water. Could be fun and a place to spend the hot days next year. I really don’t want summer to end.

strong>Here’s a recap of what I read last week and a look forward to the week ahead:

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Murder on the Horizon (A Search and Rescue Mystery)

Release Date – August 4, 2015
M.L. Rowland will be my guest this week for Cozy Wednesday!
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Revenge of the Chili Queens (A Chili Cook-off Mystery)

Release Date – August 4, 2015
Review Here
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If Onions Could Spring Leeks (Country Cooking School Mystery)

Release Date – August 4, 2015
Review Coming Soon
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The Corpse with the Platinum Hair (A Cait Morgan Mystery)

Release Date – October 16, 2014
My Just For Fun Read for August
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Basket Case (A Silver Six Mystery)

Release Date – September 1, 2015
Nancy is my guest for Cozy Wednesday next week!
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Truffled to Death (A Chocolate Covered Mystery)

Release Date – June 2, 2015
Kathy will be my Special Guest on September 3!
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The Paris Key

Release Date – September 1, 2015
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Aug 232015
 

The Sunday Salon.com

The Sunday Salon used to be a meme but was getting so huge it became unmanageable, so it is now a Facebook group that has become an informal week in review
gathering place for bloggers.

It is also a place to share our thoughts about things of a bookish nature.

SUNDAY POSTThe Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by
Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer
~ It’s a chance to share news~
A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

Happy SUNDAY Everyone!

Summer-Sun-3Did you have a good week? It was actually chilly here this week. I am not ready for summer to end at all. I will take those few blistering hot days and turn on the air conditioner over a bunch of bitter cold days where I never really get warm. Winter seems to last forever and summers breezes past in the blink of an eye.

weekly rewind credited235Weekly Rewind – August 17 – 22, 2015

Monday – It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

Tuesday – Review/Giveaway – Under the Cajun Moon by Mindy Starns Clark

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday with Kathleen Bridge – Author of Better Homes and Corpses – Giveaway too!

Thursday – Review/Giveaway – A Deceptive Homecoming by Anna Loan-Wilsey

Friday – Review/Giveaway – Revenge of the Chili Queens by Kylie Logan

Saturday – Spotlight/Giveaway – Mr. Monk and the New Lieutenant by Hy Conrad

No new books arrived this week.

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Aug 222015
 

mr monk and the new l
My son Kris was never one for reading just for fun. He was more of a video game kind of guy, but he loved the Monk television show and when I started receiving these books for review he was actually excited to read them. They would quickly disappear from my To-Be-Read shelf and returned a couple of weeks later in pristine condition and we would usually have quite a discussion about the book. When I was looking for a book to feature today I found this book on my keeper shelf. I don’t remember Kris taking this one, I remember telling him it was here when he was here for Christmas. I don’t know how or why it would be on the keeper shelf, because I share most of my books with you. One of the grandchildren could have moved it, but I think I’ll take it as a sign from Kris that he read and really enjoyed the book. Wish we could have talked about it. I know he would want me to share it with you.

Mr. Monk and the New Lieutenant
Series: Mr. Monk (Book 19)
Hardcover: 288 pages
New American Library (January 6, 2015)
Am imprint of The Penguin Group
ISBN-13: 978-0451470584
E-Book ASIN: B00KWG9OEK
Mass Market Paperback: 288 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0451470591
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Welcome to the series of original mysteries starring Adrian Monk, the brilliant investigator who always knows when something’s out of place….

Monk and Natalie have finally settled into a new office routine—but the detectives soon have another problem to deal with: Captain Stottlemeyer’s new lieutenant, A. J. Thurman—a man of limited skills whom Monk finds insufferable.

Despite Thurman’s presence, Monk and Natalie attend the funeral of Judge Oberlin, and it’s a good thing. In typical fashion, Monk examines the body in the casket—and finds evidence of poison. The judge was murdered.

When Captain Stottlemeyer shows the same symptoms the judge had shown, Monk detects the work of a diabolical killer who wants both men dead. With his friend in danger and an enemy close, Monk will have to put his reservations aside to crack the case in time.

Find out more about Hy Conrad ans his books on his webpage here.

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Aug 212015
 

revenge of the chili queensRevenge of the Chili Queens
(A Chili Cook-off Mystery)

3rd in Series
Cozy Mystery
Setting – Texas
A Berkley Prime Crime Mystery
The Berkley Publishing Group (August 4, 2015)
Published by The Penguin Group
Cover Illustration by Miles Hyman
Cover Design by Diana Kolsky
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0425262443
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The author of Death by Devil’s Breath takes the chili cook-off circuit to southern Texas to prove that revenge is a dish best served hot . . .

Everyone in San Antonio remembers the Alamo, but how many remember the Chili Queens? Back in the early twentieth century, these spicy señoras sold their lip-smacking chili in plazas all around the city. Now, as part of the Chili Showdown, Maxie and her half-sister, Sylvia, are dressing up as the Chili Queens to raise money for charity.

But someone wasn’t feeling too charitable toward a local troubadour, who is murdered at the fundraiser. When their friend Nick Falcone, head of security for the Showdown, actually becomes the prime suspect, it’s up to Maxie and Sylvia to turn the heat up on a killer, who’s planning a chili reception for them . . .

INCLUDES DELICIOUS RECIPES!

Dollycas’s Thoughts

The Chili Showdown rolls into Texas and pays tribute to the Chili Queens of San Antonio by serving chili at a fundraiser for a week at the Alamo in addition to their festivities at the fair grounds. You will only find the Chili Chick at the fairgrounds. For the charity event they dress a little more old fashioned. They are also serving a different type of chili each night and they are joined by several other groups serving their versions of the dish including a company that sells chili IN A CAN!! The girls just can’t believe it.

Of course where the Showdown goes trouble usually follows and soon Maxie finds a body. A strolling “hot” guitar player had strummed his last string. When the man is identified we learn the he and the Showdown’s head of security, Nick, have crossed paths. He may even be the police’s prime suspect. No beans about it Maxie is hot on the trail and she is burning up trying to find the real killer,

I love this series! Maxie is smart, savvy and her temperament is spicy. You never know where her little investigations are going to take her. Sylvia holds down the fort while Maxie is either dancing up a storm as the Chili Chick or dancing around the countryside following a lead. But she doesn’t do it out of the goodness of her heart, she is sure to have a snarky comment of two whenever Maxie returns. They are only half-sisters and running their dad’s business, Jack Pierce’s Hot-Cha Chili Seasoning Palace, together since he has disappeared without a trace, means they have to put up with each other.

Kylie Logan has served up yet another marvelous cozy mystery. She has given us plenty of unique characters, several who are viable suspects, and put them in a fantastic place.  She spices up the story with a dash of romance and a dollop of humor. This one moved right along and has a couple of surprising moments they will make the pages fly faster and faster. It is a hot, hot, hot one and I highly recommend you dish up a copy as soon as you can.

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 You can find out more about Kylie and her book here on her webpage and her alter ego Casey Daniels here.

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Aug 202015
 

DECEPTIVE HOMECOMINGA Deceptive Homecoming
(A Hattie Davish Mystery)

Historical Cozy Mystery
4th in Series
Setting – Missouri
Publisher: Kensington (July 28, 2015)
Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1617737268
E-Book ASIN: B00P53E0L2
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Traveling secretary Hattie Davish is returning to her once-quiet hometown, where a deluge of deadly secrets leaves her feeling anything but welcome…

When her good friend Virginia Hayward’s father passes away, Hattie Davish rushes to her hometown of St. Joseph, Missouri. She’s looking forward to visiting the place where she grew up, even if the circumstances bringing her there are bleak. But upon her arrival, she learns that all is not well in St. Joe.

Virginia is cold and distant, Frank Hayward’s death is shrouded in mystery, and a string of troubling incidents have descended on Hattie’s alma mater, Mrs. Chaplin’s School for Women. Frank was the school’s bookkeeper, and as Hattie begins investigating the bizarre goings-on, she becomes convinced that someone other than Frank was in the casket—but who? Her search for the truth takes her from the town cemetery, to the home of an infamous outlaw, to the dungeon-like tunnels beneath the State Lunatic Asylum—and brings her face-to-face with a killer bent on the deadliest lesson of all…

Dollycas’s Thoughts

In this 4th installment we travel back to St. Joseph, Missouri and the school Hattie Davish attended, Mrs. Chaplin’s School for Women. She was their star pupil and gave her the training she needed to become a personal secretary. Her studies have also helped her become quite a amateur detective too.

There was plenty of deception going on throughout the entire book. Hattie’s homecoming turned out very different from anything she ever imagined. Virginia was her best friend. When Hattie received word that her friend’s father had passed away she made immediate plans to return to Missouri, but Virginia was very surprised to see her there. If Virginia didn’t send her the funeral notice who did? More questions arise when she peers into the casket. While the man’s face was disfigured by the accident that killed him Hattie doesn’t think the body belongs to Virginia’s father. Who else would it be? Hattie also hears rumblings about strange happenings at the school. Could all these things be connected?

This is a fantastic story. Hattie is such a strong woman with strong principles and an excellent role model. It is easy to see why Mrs. Chaplin thinks so much of her. All the secondary characters were so wonderfully written. I formed immediate images of just what they looked and acted like.

The author takes Hattie and the others into some very unique and a couple down-right scary situations. There was a part that was like watching a horror movie where you find yourself yelling at the screen, “NO! Don’t follow him!” Turn around! Come Back!” Okay I was yelling in my head but I was loudly yelling in my head!

We are taken to the Hayward home, the Chaplin home, the school, a historic landmark, and even to a lunatic asylum. We also travel the streets of St. Joe and along the river. All perfectly described and so easy to envision.

Things moved slower back then but this story is very fast paced with more than one edge of your seat moment. I absolutely love the way Anna Loan-Wilsey writes. I am ready for book #5 right now!

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About The Author

As a biologist, librarian and then information specialist, Anna Loan-Wilsey tracked down mysteries every day.  Now as the author of the Hattie Davish Mysteries Series, featuring a traveling Victorian private secretary, she enjoys creating them.  Anna earned her B.A. at Wells College in Aurora, NY and had several poems published in their literary magazine, The Chronicle. She earned her M.L.I.S. from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She has worked in academia much of her life including Syracuse University, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Texas A&M University-Commerce and most recently, Iowa State University, publishing in several scientific peer-reviewed journals. A Lack of Temperance, her first novel and first in the Hattie Davish Mysteries series, was the #1 bestselling historical mystery on Amazon.com. She is a member of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime. A Sense of Entitlement, the third in the series, came out out last summer. Anna lives in a Victorian farmhouse near Ames, Iowa with her inquisitive four year old, her old yellow dog and her very funny, very patient husband, where she is happily working on Hattie’s next adventure.

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Aug 192015
 
cozy wednesday 2013 640It is always fun to welcome new authors to Escape With Dollycas.
My guest today is Kathleen Bridge. Her new Hampton Home & Garden Mystery Series debuted on August 4 with
Better Homes and Corpses.

 

KATHLEEN BRIDGEHow I got my Oceanfront Cottage in Montauk without Spending a Dime

The first time my husband, infant son, and I traipsed 120 miles due east from Manhattan to Montauk, it was love at first sight. As a transplanted Michigander, Montauk, on the easternmost tip of Long Island, became my touchstone. The town embodied all the things I loved about laid-back summers on the Great Lakes and as an added perk it was only sixteen miles away from glitzy East Hampton—summer home of the rich and famous.

Walking the beach toward the lighthouse, I would fantasize about which rickety steps might lead upward to my new cottage.

Then I found it.

Through a set of newly purchased binoculars, I saw that the cottage was modest. It had three-sided ocean views and an upstairs balcony the size of a ship’s crow’s nest. There were twenty seven wooden steps leading up from the secluded beach. I pictured myself reading mysteries on the screened porch or sipping a glass of local Long Island wine on the swing that gently swayed under the eaves.

BETTER HOMES AND CORPSESSold.

There was only one problem. The cottage wasn’t for sale. And even if it was, we couldn’t afford it. We lived in Manhattan in a wonderful apartment and we both had careers—but the price of an oceanfront cottage, even the small cozy one I fell in love with, would’ve been way beyond our means.

But that didn’t stop me.

On our weekend jaunts to Montauk, I would wake at sunrise and walk a mile east from our hotel toward the lighthouse, a beach chair strapped across my back, a thermos of coffee, and a book in my beach bag. Then, I’d set up camp at the bottom of the steps leading up to my cottage. The wonderful thing about Montauk’s beaches was the fact that they had public access. You could own a multimillion dollar cottage on a cliff, but the beach belonged to everyone.

I never saw anyone coming down those twenty-seven steps. No one sat on the swing or stood on the deck gazing out at the Atlantic. I fantasized that the cottage was uninhabited, the family fighting over whether or not to sell. (Sell, darn it!) My husband thought I was bordering on the obsessive but I was determined to have my cozy four-room cottage. (I knew it had four rooms because I’d stalked a local real estate agent until she showed me photos of the no frills cottage from when it’d been sold years before.) I had all the realtors in town on speed dial, they had me on their blocked list.

One day, I opened my laptop, typed: BETTER HOMES AND CORPSES—A Hamptons Home and Garden Mystery. A few pages later, I got the cottage of my dreams. It was everything I’d imagined, right down to the flagstone fireplace, wide-planked wood floors, and a vintage turquoise fridge…

I got my cottage in Montauk without spending a dime.

~Kathleen

About The Author

Kathleen Bridge started her writing career working at the Michigan State University News in East Lansing, Michigan. She is the author and photographer of an antique reference guide, Lithographed Paper Toys, Books, and Games, and the author of Revenge of the Sports Widows—How to Cope with a Sports Fanatic. She is a member of Sisters in Crime and has taught creative writing classes at the William Cullen Bryant Library in Roslyn, New York. Kathleen is also an antiques dealer in Long Island, New York, and has contributed to Country Living magazine.

Find out more on her webpage here.

BETTER HOMES AND CORPSESBetter Homes and Corpses
(Hamptons Home & Garden Mystery)

Brand New Series
Cozy Mystery
Setting – New York
A Berkley Prime Crime Mystery
The Berkley Publishing Group (August 4, 2015)
Published by The Penguin Group
Cover Illustration by Marjorie Muns
Cover Design by Diane Kolsky
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0425276587
E-Book ASIN: B00QH831XM
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After Meg Barrett found her fiancé still had designs on his ex-wife, she decided it was time to refurbish her life. Leaving her glamorous job at a top home and garden magazine, she fled Manhattan for Montauk, only to find decorating can sometimes lead to detecting…

In between scouring estate sales for her new interior design business, Cottages by the Sea, Meg visits the swanky East Hampton home of her old college roommate, Jillian Spenser. But instead of seeing how the other half lives—she learns how the other half dies. Jillian’s mother, known as the Queen Mother of the Hamptons, has been murdered. Someone has staged a coup.

When she helps a friend inventory the Spensers’ estate for the insurance company, Meg finds herself right in the thick of things. Cataloging valuable antiques and art loses its charm when Meg discovers that the Spenser family has been hiding dangerous secrets, which may have furnished a murderer with a motive. As Meg gets closer to the truth, the killer will do anything to paint her out of the picture…

Dollycas’s Thoughts

I am really taken with this new protagonist. Meg Barrett has inherited a investigative gene from her dad, a retired police officer. And he may be retired but doesn’t mind using his connections to help her with her queries. She has left her job in Manhattan and is starting her own home decorating business in Montauk with the help of her friend Elle. A part of her past is in  Montauk  though. Her old college roommate, Jillian Spenser. It was only for one semester so when Jillian’s mother, the Queen Mother of the Hamptons, invites her to stop by their huge mansion she is quite surprised. When she arrives for her appointment she walks in to find Jillian on the floor cradling the Queen Mum’s very dead body. Jillian is a mess and making no sense. The police are called and an investigation is launched. At the same time the insurance company for the family hires Elle to inventory the home’s property to be sure nothing has been stolen. She asks Meg to help her and puts Meg in the perfect position to do a little investigating on her own.

This was a fun debut. The Spensers, their staff, and those that live on the property are quite an interesting bunch. Most are keeping something secret or hiding something. Just when I thought I figured out who had means, motive and opportunity there would be a twist that would knock my theory all out of whack. The ending turned out to be quite a surprise. I would say my speculations were about 10% right.

The Spenser home is quite a spectacular place. Four floors including an attic full of junk, a few treasures and a stuffed beast that would be gone so fast if I lived there. The living areas are beautifully furnished with the exception of Jillian’s room who had a rebellious streak and removed her antique furniture for things that were probably purchased at a discount store.

The author has a writing style that feel very familiar, a bit Christie – ish. She draws us in and holds us tight with a mystery that is ideally paced. She gives us detailed descriptions to set the time and the place and then she drops a clue here and a clue there as the reader follows along with Meg still trying to solve the mystery first.

This is a great start for the series. I am hoping to get to know Meg, her family and friends better in future installments. Meg is starting a new adventure and I can’t wait to see how it all turns out.

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Aug 182015
 

You may wonder why when I have so many books to read I sign up for and host Book Challenges. Well it is for days like these, when I need to fill a spot for a challenge and I get to pull a book from my overflowing To-Be-Read bookshelf. Today I am filling the “U” spot in my Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge. That just leaves “V” “X” and “Y”. If you have any recommendations let me know in the comments. The Titles have to start with the letter after any “The”, “A”, etc. The “X” is special. Any word in the title can start with “X”.

under the cajun moonUnder the Cajun Moon
Christan Mystery/Suspense
Setting – Louisiana
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers (September 1, 2009)
Paperback: 332 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0736926249
E-Book ASIN: B003P9XMAS
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What Secrets Can Be Found by the Light of the Cajun Moon?

New Orleans may be the “Big Easy,” but nothing about it was ever easy for international business etiquette expert Chloe Ledet. She moved away years ago, leaving her parents and their famous French Quarter restaurant behind. But when she hears that her father has been shot, she races home to be by his side and to handle his affairs―only to learn a long-hidden secret that changes everything she knew to be true about herself and her family.

Framed for murder, Chloe and a handsome Cajun stranger must search for a priceless treasure, one whose roots weave through the very history of Louisiana itself. But can Chloe depend on the mysterious man leading her on this cat-and-mouse chase into the heart of Cajun country? Or by trusting him, has she gone from the frying pan into the fire?

Dollycas’s Thoughts

This book received such wonderful reviews when it came out I purchased it right away and then it was buried in my TBR stacks. I pulled it out last week and started reading and could not stop. I finished the book at 3:07 a.m. I was planning to read just a chapter or two before going to sleep and one chapter just led to another and another and another. Usually when this happens I call the next morning a “book hangover” but that wasn’t the case this time. I actually woke up at my usual time and wasn’t tired at all.

Chloe receives a call telling her her father has been shot and before he became unconscious he told her mother that Chloe must come home to finish a deal he had started.  She remembers getting off the plane and meeting her father’s lawyer at his restaurant but has no idea how she got to a hotel suite and who is pounding on the door? and why is the lawyer asleep on the couch. What happens next sends her on a wild ride searching for the truth and following a recipe to find a secret treasure.

There is also a story from the past of Jacques, a young goldsmith in France, interwoven into the main plot. I really enjoyed this part of the story.

Both Jacques and Chloe are endearing characters. You truly care about them and their journey. They are both just trying to do what is right with so many, sometimes heart-wrenching obstacles in their way. Each has a bit of a love story too. Chloe meets Travis and he helps her so much. Jacques love story is a bit more complicated.

This is not the first story I have read by Mindy Starns Clark. I enjoyed her Million Dollar Mysteries several years ago but I don’t remember being so totally drawn in my those books. This mystery was perfectly paced and wonderfully written. All the characters were well developed and so interesting. There is a bit of a Christian theme but it does not preach or become overbearing. It blends in with the history, the mystery and the wonderful scenery of the bayou seamlessly. The only thing I didn’t like were the snakes :)

I am truly upset with myself for waiting so long to read this book. I now see why it was getting great reviews. It was a riveting read and while it is an older book I do recommend you pick it up today, just don’t wait to read it like I did.

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Aug 172015
 

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

This great meme is hosted by Sheila at
Book Journey”.
It’s a great way to start the week and
find out what other bloggers are reading.
My To-Be-Read pile has grown to an
unbelievable number thanks to this meme.

Sheila will be back hosting this meme in September!!

My grandsons were here for the weekend. Mr. Dollycas took them to the aquatic center on Saturday so I could work on book tour pages. Yesterday we just relaxed until their mom picked them up. Nana and Papa then went into recovery mode.

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Here’s a recap of what I read last week and a look forward to the week ahead:

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Better Homes and Corpses (Hamptons Home & Garden Mystery)

Kathleen will be my guest for Cozy Wednesday this week!
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Under the Cajun Moon

Read for my Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge.
Review will be posted tomorrow.
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A Deceptive Homecoming (A Hattie Davish Mystery)

Release Date – July 28, 2015
For Review
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ON DECK THIS WEEK

Murder on the Horizon (A Search and Rescue Mystery)

Release Date – August 4, 2015
M.L. Rowland will be my guest next week for Cozy Wednesday!
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Revenge of the Chili Queens (A Chili Cook-off Mystery)

Release Date – August 4, 2015
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If Onions Could Spring Leeks (Country Cooking School Mystery)

Release Date – August 4, 2015
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Aug 162015
 

The Sunday Salon.com

The Sunday Salon used to be a meme but was getting so huge it became unmanageable, so it is now a Facebook group that has become an informal week in review
gathering place for bloggers.

It is also a place to share our thoughts about things of a bookish nature.

SUNDAY POSTThe Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by
Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer
~ It’s a chance to share news~
A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

Happy SUNDAY Everyone!

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Yesterday marked 5 months without my son Kris. Acceptance is far away, each day is struggle. Just doing what I can each day for the people that I love here on earth, but my angel in heaven never leaves my thoughts.

Going to have a “me” day today. Spending time with my grandsons, will watch the NASCAR race and curl up with a good book.

weekly rewind credited235Weekly Rewind – August 10 – 15, 2015

Monday – It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

Tuesday – Special Guest – J.J. Chow – Author of Seniors Sleuth – Review & Giveaway too!

Wednesday – Special Guest – J.J. Chow – Author of Seniors Sleuth – Review & Giveaway too!

Thursday – Special Guest – Susan B. Mead – Author of Dance With Jesus – Giveaway too!

Friday – killer wedding cake by Gayle Treat Great Escapes Book Tour – Spotlight – Giveaway

Plus – Review/Giveaway – Murder in the Paperback Parlor by Ellery Adams

Saturday – Spotlight/Giveaway – Ming Tea Murder by Laura Childs

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Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind.
Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.

Ashley Smith

Aug 152015
 

ming tea murder spotlight
Ming Tea Murder
(Tea Shop Mysteries)

Cozy Mystery
16th in Series
A Berkley Prime Crime Mystery
The Berkley Publishing Group (May 5, 2015)
Published by The Penguin Group
Hardcover: 336 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0425281642
E-Book ASIN: B00NMPN1N8
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It’s scones and scandal for Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning in the latest from the New York Times bestselling author of Steeped in Evil…

Normally Theodosia wouldn’t attend a black tie affair for all the tea in China. But she can hardly say no to her hunky, handsome boyfriend, Max, who directs public relations for the Gibbes Museum in Charleston. Max has organized an amazing gala opening for an exhibit of a genuine eighteenth century Chinese teahouse, and the crème de la crème of Charleston society is invited.

In the exotic garden staged in the museum’s rotunda, a Chinese dragon dances to the beat of drums as it weaves through the crowd. The guests are serenaded by a Chinese violin as they sample an assortment of tempting bites. And to give them a memento of the occasion, there’s even a photo booth. But Theodosia makes a grim discovery behind the booth’s curtains: the body of museum donor Edgar Webster.

While Theodosia prefers tea service over the service of justice, this case is difficult to ignore—especially after Max becomes a suspect. Now she must examine the life of the fallen philanthropist and find out who really wanted him to pay up…

INCLUDES DELICIOUS RECIPES AND TEA TIME TIPS!

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