Sep 162017
 


Cozy Mystery
5th in Series
Lyrical Underground (September 12, 2017)
Print Length: 247 pages
ASIN: B01MT0HN6F

Ruby Lake, North Carolina, might be the perfect place to go birdwatching during autumn, but it’s also a habitat for murder . . .

As Birds & Bees owner Amy Simms guides a halfhearted birding group around Ruby Lake, rumors soon start flying about the annual Fall Festival’s classic car and tractor show. Local eccentric Chick Sherman—boasting the hottest ride in town—has ruffled feathers by mysteriously entering the contest, and curious Amy hatches a plan to sneak a glimpse at the phantom automobile before the big event kicks off . . .

But competition turns deadly when Amy finally spots the sleek ’56 El Morocco—and it’s on top of Chick’s very dead body. With her neighbor and business partner framed as the murderer and priceless Audubon prints suddenly missing from Chick’s home, only Amy can identify the telltale markings of a killer before another hapless victim is plucked from the flock . . .

Praise for Chickadee Chickadee Bang Bang (A Bird Lover’s Mystery)
by J.R. Ripley

It is a good ole cozy mystery that will keep the reader interested and wanting more.
~My Reading Journeys

Another hit in my book. I will gladly keep reading this series, and reviewing these books as I know I am always getting a superb set of characters, a well plotted mystery and an ending that makes me satisfied.
~Bibliophile Reviews

About The Author

J.R. Ripley is the pen name of Glenn Meganck, the critically acclaimed author of the Tony Kozol mystery series. As a member of the Mystery Writers of America, he has chaired the Edgar committee for Best Original Paperback novel and served on the Best Short Story Committee. As a member of the International Association of Crime Writers, he has served on the Hammett Award committee for Best Novel. When not writing books, Glenn is writing songs, often singing them to the consternation of his audience and neighbors, or involved in one of his many passions, none of which have involved any of the dead bodies that seem to keep cropping up in his mysteries. For more information about him, visit glennmeganck.com.

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Sep 052017
 

Welcome to New Release Tuesday
September 1 – 8, 2017

These books are available this week!

Cozy Mysteries

Deadly Brew (Dewberry Farm Mysteries)

A Deadly Fundraiser (Talk Radio Mysteries)

A Tale of Two Kitties (Magical Cats)

A Conspiracy in Belgravia (The Lady Sherlock Series)

Death Distilled: A Whisky Business Mystery

Dead in the Water (Welcome Back to Scumble River Book 1)

Ganache and Fondant and Murder (The Fiona Fleming Cozy Mysteries)

Pudding Up With Murder (An Undercover Dish Mystery)

The Haunting (Seacliff High Book 7)

Trouble Is Brewing: A Bakeshop Mini-Mystery (A Sloan Krause Mystery)

A Christmas Peril (A Theater Cop Mystery)

The Broken Teacup: A Companion Story of the Victoria Square Mysteries

Murder, She Wrote: Hook, Line, and Murder
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Winter’s Child (A Wind River Mystery)

Mass Market Paperback Edition

Suspense Thrillers

Protocol (A Maggie O’Malley Mystery Book 1)

Highland Peril (A Malice Novel)


That Last Weekend: A Novel of Suspense

House. Tree. Person.: A Novel of Suspense

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Aug 262017
 

Dead on the Bayou (A Twin Sisters Mystery)
by June Shaw


Dead on the Bayou (A Twin Sisters Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Lyrical Underground (August 22, 2017)
Paperback: 192 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1516100965
E-Book ASIN: B01N3ZNZVL

It may be easier to patch up an old home than a broken heart. But along the Louisiana bayou, where beauty and danger mingle all too seamlessly, thoughts of romance may have to simmer on the back burner . . .

Twin sisters and fellow divorcees Sunny Taylor and Eve Vaughn have established their home repair and remodeling business with an eye toward quality and personal attention. So when they’re approached by hunky Dave Price to fix up his bayou fishing camp, they’re more than happy to take the job—especially since they both secretly think he may prove to be more than just another satisfied customer . . .

The ramshackle campsite could certainly use a woman’s touch. What it does not need is a dead body—but that’s what the trio stumble across. Clearly, the poor soul was murdered—and once the town tongue-waggers get going, Sunny, Eve, and Dave come under suspicion of the police, not to mention potential clients . . .

Now, with their futures on the line, their brewing love triangle will have to wait. Helped—and harried—by the twins’ mother and her retirement home’s cadre of amateur sleuths, the trio starts snooping on their own. But when another dead body turns up, they’ll have to get their hands dirtier than a swamp-bottom snake if they hope to clear their names . . .

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About The Author

From the bayou country of South Louisiana, June Shaw previously sold a series of humorous mysteries to Five Star, Harlequin, and Untreed Reads. Publishers Weekly praised her debut, Relative Danger, which became a finalist for the David Award for Best Mystery of the Year. A hybrid author who has published other works, she has represented her state on the board of Mystery Writers of America’s Southwest Chapter for many years and continued to serve as the Published Author Liaison for Romance Writers of America’s Southern Louisiana chapter. She gains inspiration for her work from her faith, family, and friends, including the many readers who urge her on. For more info please visit juneshaw.com.

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Aug 252017
 

To Kill a Hummingbird (A Bird Lover’s Mystery)
by J.R. Ripley

This book was good old fashioned amateur sleuth FUN!
~Laura’s Interests

Ripley created a series that won’t only delight cozy readers but will become one they eagerly await a release for. Birds, Books and Mystery set readers on chases through the charming setting in North Carolina.
~Bibliophile Reviews

To Kill a Hummingbird (A Bird Lover’s Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
4th in Series
Lyrical Underground (July 11, 2017)
Print Length: 247 pages
ASIN: B01MPVNVR5

For Amy Simms, owner of Birds & Bees, nothing is more important than impressing her old professor, but this odd bird is about to fall to earth . . .

When her favorite ornithology professor comes calling, Birds & Bees owner Amy Simms hangs six hummingbird feeders around the shop to welcome Professor Livingston with a flock of his favorite flying creatures. But Amy soon finds that the sugar water in the feeders brings more than a swarm of hummingbirds. It also attracts murder.

Professor Livingston is just as friendly as Amy remembers, but something seems to be troubling him. When Amy pays him a visit that night, she finds the professor slumped over a table with a pair of scissors buried in his neck. And standing over his body is Rose Smith, the local bookseller, who claims she killed him. But while the police believe they have a bird in hand, Amy thinks the real killer may still be in the bush . . .

gmeganckauthorphoto (1)About The Author

J.R. Ripley is the pen name of Glenn Meganck, the critically acclaimed author of the Tony Kozol mystery series. As a member of the Mystery Writers of America, he has chaired the Edgar committee for Best Original Paperback novel and served on the Best Short Story Committee. As a member of the International Association of Crime Writers, he has served on the Hammett Award committee for Best Novel. When not writing books, Glenn is writing songs, often singing them to the consternation of his audience and neighbors, or involved in one of his many passions, none of which have involved any of the dead bodies that seem to keep cropping up in his mysteries. For more information about him, visit glennmeganck.com.

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Jul 292017
 

Killer Party (A Tourist Trap Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
9th in Series
Lyrical Underground (July 18, 2017)
Paperback: 188 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1601836366
E-Book ASIN: B01M9EM56U

After a few months of living with her boyfriend Greg, Jill is still getting used to sharing such close quarters, but she’s got no hesitation about joining him for a weekend at South Cove’s most luxurious resort. While Greg and his college pals celebrate their buddy’s upcoming wedding, Jill intends to pamper herself in style. But when the groom is found floating facedown in the pool, Jill must find the killer fast, or she might not have a boyfriend to come home to any more . . .

Praise for Killer Party
by Lynn Cahoon

KILLER PARTY… is a delightful summer read!
~Cinnamon, Sugar, and a Little Bit of Murder

KILLER PARTY, is another mind blowing whodunit that had me alternating between smiling, and having my jaw dropped throughout the entire book.
~Lisa Ks Book Reviews

The author does a great job of hiding clues (and there are some looking back) and throwing many red herrings in your path.
~Storeybook Reviews

I’m always up for a visit to South Cove! I enjoy the recurring secondary characters and the way that Ms. Cahoon has built a townful of people I recognize and (mostly) like—including a few new residents introduced in this book.
~The Bookwyrm’s Hoard

I really enjoyed trying to discover the killer in this book, it was a funny and quick read!
~Varietats

This was a fun summer read! I love our main characters, Jill & Greg. 🙂 They’re likeable and well-rounded.
~Valerie’s Musings

I love this series so much I have been following it since the first book and Ms. Cahoon is like a fine wine and gets better in every book.
~Community Bookstop

This was a fun read…
~My Reading Journeys

Cahoon

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

New York Times and USA Today best-selling author, Lynn Cahoon is an Idaho native. If you’d visit the town where she grew up, you’d understand why her mysteries and romance novels focus around the depth and experience of small town life. Currently, she’s living in a small historic town on the banks of the Mississippi river where her imagination tends to wander. She lives with her husband and two fur babies.

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New Release Tuesday – July 2017 Week 2

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Jul 112017
 

Welcome to New Release Tuesday – July Week 2 

These books are available this week! 

 

30 Second Death (A Tobi Tobias Mystery) by Laura Bradford

A Basket Full of Bargains: A Companion story to the Victoria Square Mysteries by Lorraine Bartlett


Bikinis & Bloodshed: A Kaley Kalua Aloha Lagoon Mystery
by Anne Marie Stoddard

Death in D Minor (A Gethsemane Brown Mystery Book 2) by Alexia Gordon

To Kill a Hummingbird (A Bird Lover’s Mystery) by J.R. Ripley

Calamity at the Continental Club (A Washington Whodunit Book 3) by Colleen J. Shogan

Bring Her Home by David Bell

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Jul 072017
 

30 Second Death (A Tobi Tobias Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Setting – Missouri
Lyrical Underground (July 11, 2017)
Paperback: 220 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1516102099
Kindle ASIN: B01MDN324Z

 

 

To help an old friend, Tobi Tobias gets a third-rate thespian a part in a commercial, and learns that in the advertising business, bad acting can lead to murder . . .

When Tobi Tobias opened her own advertising agency, Carter McDade was there for her every step of the way. A brilliant hairdresser, Carter has just landed his dream project: doing hair and makeup for a theatrical production of Rapunzel. But the dream turns into a nightmare when he runs into Fiona Renoir, a cruel, talentless starlet who won’t let Carter touch a hair on her head.

To get Fiona out of Carter’s hair, Tobi hires the difficult actress for a bit part in her latest commercial. But true to character, Fiona is a terror on set, and Tobi is starting to think she’s made the biggest mistake of her life. But things get even worse when Fiona drops dead in the hairdresser’s chair, and the only suspect is the man left holding the tainted hair dye, Carter McDade. And unless Tobi can prove his innocence, he’ll never do hair in this town again.

Dollycas’s Thoughts

All Tobi wants is to help her friend Carter, she never knew what a can of worms she was opening. Fiona was making hairdresser Carter McDade’s life miserable. She thinks she is a talented actress and he doesn’t agree and let’s her know it which gets him in hot water at the theater. Tobi decides to hire Fiona for a commercial to try and smooth the waters much to the displeasure of the person she had already promised the part. Fiona arrives on set and makes a horrible impression. When the actress is found dead after a break everyone on the shoot quickly becomes a suspect but Carter is the prime suspect especially when they learn the hair dye he was applying may be the murder weapon.

I was excited to visit again with my literary friend Tobi Tobias, she and I have a couple of things in common, like an unusual laugh and our diets. She has a huge heart and went way beyond the limits to help Carter this time. Not sure I would have done the same thing. Alive Fiona was a ticking time bomb that started to explode immediately when she tried to tell everyone how to do their jobs. Even if she hadn’t died she could have ruined the commercial and the reputation of Tobi’s firm.

On the romantic front for Tobi, what started looking hopeful in the first book really hit the skids in this one. Mary Fran is also having problems at her pet shop with a neighbor and she ends up with a huge surprise. So murder, romance drama and an upset neighbor. Tobi has her hands full. But my favorite part was Grandpa Stu returns to help clear everything up. These are a superb group of characters. It is so easy to become invested in their lives.

Ms Bradford presents a wonderful plot with an unusual murder weapon and one that hits very close to home for me. Had I been in Fiona’s position I would have been dead too. She gave a a plethora of suspects and they all had the means and after spending time with Fiona motive was spread around liberally. I was totally surprised when the real culprit was revealed.

I really enjoy this series because it gives me everything I want in a cozy mystery. She also includes those moments that make me laugh out loud and would have Tobi snorting as well.

This story is fast paced and a quick read. I do recommend that if you haven’t read Death in Advertising, start with that one first as this one picks up where that one left off.

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About The Author

While spending a rainy afternoon at a friend’s house more than thirty years ago, Laura Bradford (a.k.a. Elizabeth Lynn Casey) fell in love with writing over a stack of blank paper, a box of crayons, and a freshly sharpened number two pencil. From that moment forward, she never wanted to do anything else.

Today, Laura is the national bestselling author of the Amish Mysteries, the Jenkins & Burns Mysteries, and the Southern Sewing Circle Mysteries (written as Elizabeth Lynn Casey). A new cozy mystery series was added to the mix in 2016 with the release of The Emergency Dessert Squad Mysteries. and now she brings us the Tobi Tobias Mystery Series. Laura is a former Agatha nominee and the recipient of an RT Reviewer’s Choice Award in romance. In her free time, Laura enjoys making memories with her family, traveling, baking, and visiting the sea lions at the Central Park Zoo. For more information and all the latest book news, visit her website at www.laurabradford.com.

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May 032017
 


Welcome to Cozy Wednesday!
Sharon Pape is busy touring her new book Magick & Mayhem with
Great Escapes Book Tours

so lead character Kailyn Wilde is dropping by for a visit!

 

Hi there! I’m Kailyn Wilde, proprietor of Abracadabra, the magick shop that’s been run by my family for centuries. By centuries I mean before this country was even a twinkle in the eyes of its creators. My ancestors left England seeking freedom from persecution as so many others have over the years. They settled in the wilderness of upstate New York in what eventually became the little tourist town of New Camel.

No one ever told me how hard dating can be when you’re a sorcerer and you work in the family business  As you might imagine, a magick shop attracts a lot more women than men, so I figure the odds of meeting Mr. Right through my business are fairly low. I dated a number of guys when I was away in college, but the relationships all fizzled before I ever told them about my lineage. I wound up with a great education though, and a degree in botany. Sounds highfalutin, I know, but I use a lot of what I learned to create better products for my shop. In spite of what you may have heard, we don’t really use bats’ wings and newts’ eyes. Yuck!  Those are just fanciful names for plants, names intentionally meant to sound arcane and awful to lay-people. You’ll never find a newt’s eye or a bat’s wing in my shop.

A nosy customer once asked me why I didn’t just conjure up the man of my dreams.  Well, magick doesn’t work that way— at least not white magick. Although members of my family, including yours truly, may have tiptoed over the line into grayish magick a time or two, black magick has never been an option for us. So I’ll just have to wait and see what fate has in store for me.

Lately I’ve had something far more important than dating on my mind anyway. Murder has come to New Camel for the first time in its history. The police are on the case, but so am I. I’m determined to catch the killer before my best friend is arrested for the crime and before frightened tourists decide to pass us by for other quaint towns without our sudden notoriety. Between you and me, I jumped at the chance to investigate the case. I’ve been drawn to mysteries ever since I read my first Nancy Drew book. Drove my mom and grandmother crazy. While other kids dreamed of having magickal powers, I dreamed of solving mysteries and bringing killers to justice.

Oh by the way, now that I have too much else on my plate to think about dating, I’ve met a guy who might just be a keeper! Fate can be a perverse little rascal!

~Kailyn


Magick & Mayhem (An Abracadabra Mystery)
Paranormal Cozy Mystery
New Series
Setting – New York
Publisher: Lyrical Underground (May 2, 2017)
Paperback: 256 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1516100569

Kindle ASIN: B01JWDZSQQ

 

What’s in a murderer’s bag of tricks?

Twenty-something Kailyn Wilde has learned to embrace her unpredictable life as a descendant of small-town New Camel’s most magickal family. She just didn’t expect to inherit her mother and grandmother’s centuries-old shop, Abracadabra, so suddenly. The surprises keep coming when Kailyn goes to finalize the estate at the local attorney’s office—and stumbles over the body of her best friend Elise’s husband . . .

As a brash detective casts the blame on Elise, Kailyn summons her deepest powers to find answers and start an investigation of her own. What with running a business, perfecting ancient spells, and keeping up with an uninvited guest of fabled origins, Kailyn has her hands full. But with the help of her uncanny black cat Sashkatu and her muumuu-clad Aunt Tilly, she’s closing in on a killer—who will do anything to make sure she never tests her supernatural skills again!

Dollycas’s Thoughts

This new series from Sharon Pape is off to a magickal start!

We meet Kailyn Wilde who has inherited the family business due to the unexpected passing of her mother and grandmother. Her Aunt Tilly operates the attached tea room and does readings by appointment. When they arrive at their lawyer’s office to tie up a few loose ends they are shocked to find the man has been murdered very recently. Kaitlyn and the attorney’s wife Elise are best friends and she can’t imagine what she will do without her husband. Then Kailyn realizes the detective on the case thinks Elise is his prime suspect. With Aunt Tilly’s help and a little assistance from Sashkatu, a very special black cat, Kailyn is on a mission to catch the real killer before you can say Abracadabra!

What an enchanting read. I liked Kailyn and Tilly from the beginning and when they are joined by a very special guest the story got even better. Kailyn also has some visits from her dearly departed grandmother and mother that were so funny. All the characters are cleverly written. They reminded me of characters created by the late Joyce and Jim Lavene‘s in their Renaissance series. Fun, quirky, unique and a pleasure to follow around.

The story is full of twists, turns, mystery, and comedy. When magick goes awry you need to be prepared for surprises and the author delivers plenty of those.  The final reveal was dramatic and unexpected. As a fan of this author I expected no less. I have been entertained by every story of hers that I have read.

If you are looking for a lighthearted cozy mystery, you need look no further than Magick & Mayhem. For me the visit to New Camel ended much too soon. I can’t wait to go back again for That Olde White Magick coming this November.

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About The Author

I started writing stories as soon as I learned how to put letters together to form words. From that day forward, writing has been a part of my life whether it was my first attempt at a novel in seventh grade or the little plays I wrote for my friends to perform for neighbors and family. After college, when I was busy teaching French and Spanish to high school students, I was also writing poetry — some of it in French.

After several years, I left teaching to be a full time mom, and when my two children started school, I went back to writing. To my delight I found that the muse was still there, still waiting patiently for me to come around. My first novel, Ghostfire, was published at that time. It went on to be condensed in Redbook magazine (the first paperback original the magazine had ever condensed.) Then came The God Children and The Portal. Redbook also published my first short story, which was subsequently sold to several foreign magazines. With two great kids, a golden retriever and a loving, supportive husband (whom I’d met at the beach when I was fourteen — but that’s a story for another day), I felt like I was exactly where I was meant to be in my life. But fate had another plan for me, and it went by the name of “breast cancer.”

Looking back, I realize how fortunate I was that the cancer was discovered at such an early stage, but at the time it was all very overwhelming. Once I was back on my feet, I wanted to help other women who were newly diagnosed, worried and afraid. I became a Reach to Recovery volunteer for the American Cancer Society and went on to run the program for Nassau and Suffolk Counties on Long Island. A number of years later, with the help of my surgical oncologist and two other volunteers, I started Lean On Me, a nonprofit organization that provides peer support and information to breast cancer patients. When Lean On Me celebrated its tenth anniversary it no longer required as much of my time, and I once again found myself free to pursue my first love — writing.

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Apr 242017
 

Welcome to My Reading Itinerary Monday!

I had another excellent reading week!
Where are your books taking you this week?

I added a quick trip to Scotland last week.
The first two stops this week are a bit of a mystery
but then I am heading to Maine!

Here’s what I read and what
I have planned for this week.

Books Completed


Cat Got Your Cash: A Kitty Couture Mystery
Release Date – April 11, 2017
Setting – Louisiana
My Review


Beach Breeze
Release Date – March 7, 2017
Setting – Connecticut
Review will be up tomorrow!


A Frying Shame (Deep Fried Mystery)
Setting – Massachusetts
Release Date – April 4, 2017
Linda will be my guest for Cozy Wednesday this week!

Of Books and Bagpipes: A Scottish Bookshop Mystery
Release Date – April 4, 2017
Setting – Scotland
Review will be posted on Thursday! 

Books Scheduled

My Flashback Friday read for this week.
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Magick & Mayhem (An Abracadabra Mystery)
Release Date – May 2, 2017
Setting – New Carmel ???
Sharon Pape will be my guest for Cozy Wednesday next week.

About a Dog (Bluff Point Romance, A)
Release Date – May 30, 2017
Setting – Maine
Early Review

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Dollycas

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Mar 062017
 

Welcome to My Reading Itinerary Monday!

Where are your books taking you this week?
Off to Ireland and then coast to coast in the U.S.  for me this week!

Here’s what I read and what
I have planned for this week.

Books Completed


Bitter Harvest (A Greenhouse Mystery)
Release Date – Match 7, 2017
Setting – Pennsylvania
Review will be up tomorrow. 

Purr M for Murder: A Cat Rescue Mystery
Release Date – March 14, 2017
Setting – North Carolina
The Great Escapes Tour stops here Thursday

Laura’s Dream: A Cape Harriet Novella
Release Date – March 12, 2017
Setting – Virginia
Review will be up Friday.
Not up on GoodReads yet 🙂

Be Still My Beading Heart: A Glass Bead Mini-Mystery
Release Date – December 9, 2016
Setting – Washington

My Flashback Friday Book.

Books Scheduled

Cruel Winter: A County Cork Mystery
Release Date – March 14, 2017
For Review
Setting – Ireland

Death by Chocolate Lab (Lucky Paws Petsitting Mystery)
Release Date – February 28, 2017
Setting – Pennsylvania
For Review

Murder at the Fortune Teller’s Table (A Kelly Jackson Mystery)
Release Date – March 14, 2017
Setting – California
Janet Finsilver will be my guest for Cozy Wednesday next week!


Beginner’s Luck (The O’Briens Book 1)
Release Date – October 16, 2016
Setting – New York
The Great Escapes Tour stops here next Thursday.

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Happy Reading!!
Dollycas

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