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Murder at the Lakeside Library: A Lakeside Library Mystery
by Holly Danvers

About Murder at the Lakeside Library


Murder at the Lakeside Library: A Lakeside Library Mystery
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Setting – Wisconsin
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books (July 13, 2021)
Hardcover: 336 pages
ISBN-10: 1643856324
ISBN-13: 978-1643856322
Digital ASIN: B08L5VF4X5

In this series debut perfect for fans of Jenn McKinlay and Miranda James, Rain Wilmot must discover the killer, before the book closes on her life.

 

Rain Wilmot has just returned to her family’s waterfront log cabin in Lofty Pines, Wisconsin after the untimely death of her husband. The cabin is peaceful compared to Rain’s corporate job and comes with an informal library that Rain’s mother, Willow, used to run. But as Rain prepares for the re-opening of the library, all hopes for a peaceful life are shattered when she discovers the body of Thornton Hughes, a real estate buyer, on the premises.

 

The community of Lofty Pines starts pointing fingers at Willow, since she has been unusually absent from the library this summer. A fishy rumor surfaces when Rain learns that Willow had been spending a lot of time with Thornton. The town even thought they were having an affair.

 

While theories swirl about Thornton’s death, Rain takes it upon herself to solve the case to exonerate her mother. As more clues surface, Rain will have to piece together the mystery. But if she isn’t careful, she may be the next to end up dead in the water in Murder at the Lakeside Library, the first in Holly Danvers’ new Lakeside Library mysteries.

Dollycas’s Thoughts

In this first Lakeside Library Mystery, we meet Rain Wilmot. She has come home to the family’s cabin in Lofty Pines where she reconnects with her childhood best friend Julia. She hopes for a relaxing solitary summer to start to heal from the grief of losing her husband. Her friend Julia has other ideas. She expects Rain to open the library that is part of the family’s cabin. Rain’s mother usually runs the library but is traveling with no plans to visit Lofty Pines this summer. Julia has big plans so she needs Rain on board and opening the library.

Julia’s plans go seriously awry when they find a very dead Thorton Hughes on the property. Hughes, a real estate developer, had some big plans of his own and had made a few enemies around the area but he was apparently close to Rain’s mother, Willow. Her absence in Lofty Pines this year is questioned and some people think she had something to do with the man’s murder.

Rain decides to do some investigating of her own while rumors fly. She needs to be careful of she could be the next dead body found in Lofty Pines.


I was immediately drawn into this story by the author’s descriptions of Wisconsin’s beautiful Northwoods. I have been to several places like Lofty Pines, none that had a library in one of the cabins, but Ms. Danvers’s descriptions rang true and made it very easy to picture the setting.

I liked Rain and totally understood her need for a quiet place. I also understood Julia’s quest to not allow her friend to wallow in her pain, but boy, that Julia is a pushy woman. She made plans and expected Rain to just fall in line. There was one scene where Rain spends the night in the library and Julia arrives the next morning like a bull in a china shop. I wish Rain would have responded in a stronger way. More insight into Rain and her adult life would have been helpful. We know that the cabin was a special place for her but because her husband didn’t appreciate the area they rarely went there. Again, she allowed another person to make decisions for her. Her behavior really does show a pattern.

I did love the “Laker” attitude. The people that own property in the area and spend every summer there or live there full time are a very cool group. They reach out to help each other whether it be doing a little yard work or bringing treats to share on the deck or just have a listening ear when needed.

The mystery was a little murky for me. There was a bit of repetition and Rain seemed unfocused at times but again she is dealing with a loss and then found a dead body that was oddly connected to her family. Of course, she does get some assistance from Julia, and an elderly library volunteer Marge. They know the people and all the connections that Rain is now unfamiliar with because she has been away so long. The author has a very descriptive writing style but here some of the narration and descriptions get to be too much. I found the treasure found in the library to be a very interesting twist, revealing something important that did move the story forward.

I did have a few issues with the story but Murder at the Lakeside Library was a very entertaining read. It has laid the groundwork for what I hope will be a long-running series. I really liked how important literacy was to Rain’s family going back to her great grandfather, himself an author. The library is a wonderful family legacy. That gives this series a grand uniqueness that cozy readers will love.

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About Holly Danvers 

Holly Danvers grew up devouring every mystery novel on the shelf of her local library. She lives in the Midwest with her husband and 3 chickens, where she’s already plotting her next novel.

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by Holly Danvers

Author Holly Danvers has created an appealing physical environment and cast of characters that cozy mystery fans will want to revisit time and again.
~Book Club Librarian

Murder at the Lakeside Library is a blithe cozy mystery with a lakeside library, a curious corpse, a firm friend, uncertain rumors, and a boatload of books.
~The Avid Reader

I loved the cozy setting and the whole idea of “Lakers” (not the basketball team) and running a summer library. It gave me that On Golden Pond feeling but with a delicious cozy mystery wrapped up in it!
~Books To The Ceiling

What a fabulously fun start to a new cozy series. . . a fun delightful read full of clues mixed with characters you can really picture while getting to know them. 5/5 stars.
~Books a Plenty Book Reviews

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Murder at the Lakeside Library: A Lakeside Library Mystery by Holly Danvers


Murder at the Lakeside Library: A Lakeside Library Mystery
by Holly Danvers

Author Holly Danvers has created an appealing physical environment and cast of characters that cozy mystery fans will want to revisit time and again.
~Book Club Librarian

Murder at the Lakeside Library is a blithe cozy mystery with a lakeside library, a curious corpse, a firm friend, uncertain rumors, and a boatload of books.
~The Avid Reader

I loved the cozy setting and the whole idea of “Lakers” (not the basketball team) and running a summer library. It gave me that On Golden Pond feeling but with a delicious cozy mystery wrapped up in it!
~Books To The Ceiling

What a fabulously fun start to a new cozy series. . . a fun delightful read full of clues mixed with characters you can really picture while getting to know them. 5/5 stars.
~Books a Plenty Book Reviews

Murder at the Lakeside Library was a great mystery and I loved the idea that the main character lived in a cabin . . . This is a very enjoyable story with quirky characters and the mystery was very well-written.
~Moonlight Rendezvous

I really liked how important literacy was to Rain’s family going back to her great grandfather, himself an author. The library is a wonderful family legacy. That gives this series a grand uniqueness that cozy readers will love.
~Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book

I really enjoyed Holly Danvers’ writing style and storytelling. The mystery was well developed, and the characters were varied and interesting. I can’t wait to return to this little corner of Wisconsin for future books in the series. Well done!
~Jen for Novels Alive

I love the beautiful setting and think it seems very homey and cozy. The mystery is very well-plotted and was fun to try to solve. Cozy mystery lovers will definitely enjoy this fun book.
~Christy’s Cozy Corners

Murder at the Lakeside Library by Holly Danvers is a wonderful mystery with great characters and a lovely setting . . . is a fabulous start to a new mystery.
~Baroness’ Book Trove

I loved the plot of the story and the setting of northern Wisconsin . . .
~Brooke Blogs

Murder at the Lakeside Library is a cute start to a new cozy series! I loved the Wisconsin Northwoods setting, as it brought back delightful family vacation memories from my childhood, and the author did a great job of making it come alive for readers.
~Reading Is My SuperPower

I enjoyed the setting of this one, a Wisconsin Lake in the summer time. While this was a mystery, it was a little different than a lot of mysteries as the author did not allude to who the killer was and why until the end of the book. I will definitely be looking forward to more in this series.
~Melina’s Book Blog

I really enjoyed this first book in the Lakeside Library Mystery Series, and look forward to reading more.
~eBook Addicts

About Murder at the Lakeside Library


Murder at the Lakeside Library: A Lakeside Library Mystery
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books (July 13, 2021)
Hardcover: 336 pages
ISBN-10: 1643856324
ISBN-13: 978-1643856322
Digital ASIN: B08L5VF4X5

In this series debut perfect for fans of Jenn McKinlay and Miranda James, Rain Wilmot must discover the killer, before the book closes on her life.

 

Rain Wilmot has just returned to her family’s waterfront log cabin in Lofty Pines, Wisconsin after the untimely death of her husband. The cabin is peaceful compared to Rain’s corporate job and comes with an informal library that Rain’s mother, Willow, used to run. But as Rain prepares for the re-opening of the library, all hopes for a peaceful life are shattered when she discovers the body of Thornton Hughes, a real estate buyer, on the premises.

 

The community of Lofty Pines starts pointing fingers at Willow, since she has been unusually absent from the library this summer. A fishy rumor surfaces when Rain learns that Willow had been spending a lot of time with Thornton. The town even thought they were having an affair.

 

While theories swirl about Thornton’s death, Rain takes it upon herself to solve the case to exonerate her mother. As more clues surface, Rain will have to piece together the mystery. But if she isn’t careful, she may be the next to end up dead in the water in Murder at the Lakeside Library, the first in Holly Danvers’ new Lakeside Library mysteries.

 

About Holly Danvers 

Holly Danvers grew up devouring every mystery novel on the shelf of her local library. She lives in the Midwest with her husband and 3 chickens, where she’s already plotting her next novel.

Author Links
Website – www.authorhollydanvers.com
GoodReads – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/20823355.Holly_Danvers
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/HollyDanversBooks/

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July 13 – Book Club Librarian – REVIEW

July 13 – Ruff Drafts – SPOTLIGHT

July 14 – The Avid Reader – REVIEW

July 14 – I Read What You Write – SPOTLIGHT 

July 15 – Here’s How It Happened – SPOTLIGHT

July 15 – Maureen’s Musings – SPOTLIGHT

July 16 – Books to the Ceiling – REVIEW

July 16 – Moonlight Rendezvous – REVIEW  

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July 24 – Reading Is My SuperPower – REVIEW

July 25 – Cozy Up With Kathy – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

July 25 – Melina’s Book Blog – REVIEW

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A Week in the Life of Dollycas

Tuesday was a day of celebration as our Milwaukee Bucks won the National Basketball Championship. Mr. Dollycas watched most of the games, me not so much although I did watch the playoff games and they really got my heart rate up. Tuesday night was just crazy as we counted down the seconds. The team had not won a championship since 1971 so I was thrilled by their wins.

Midweek the littlest grandchildren brought home a bug from daycare and quickly passed it on to Papa. The kids are still running around like crazy but Mr. Dollycas is down for the count. He is taking several medications and resting as much a possible. We hope to kick that bug to the curb quickly.

Thursday had Son #2 going to Urgent Care. He was in a lot of pain and was having trouble breathing. They diagnosed him with pneumonia and sent him home with meds and was told to rest. That didn’t last long. Friday night he was here to mow our lawn and is spending the weekend moving his family about an hour away. I am worried because I know he is overdoing it and sad because we won’t get to see the littlest grands as often as we do now. We have been really spoiled have them nearby and popping in several times a week.

I am doing my best to keep away from all the sick people and read, watch television, write blog posts, and promote book tours. I did have one surprise yesterday. Daughter #2 picked up Kaden so he could help Son #2 move. They stopped here first so I got a Kaden hug. I hope to see him again before he heads home.

How was your week?

 


Weekly Rewind – July 19 – 24, 2021

Monday –  My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #29 – 2021

Tuesday – 70% Dark Intentions (Bean to Bar Mysteries) by Amber Royer #AuthorInterview / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday featuring Murder at the Lakeside Library: A Lakeside Library Mystery by Holly Danvers #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

Thursday – Music is Murder: A Musical Murder Mystery by B.J. Bowen #GuestPost / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – #ReviewRewind – Pulp Friction (A Cider Shop Mystery) by Julie Anne Lindsey #Review / #Giveaway @KensingtonBooks @JulieALindsey

Saturday – Sand Trapped: Cara Mia Delgatto Mystery Series by Joanna Campbell Slan #Review / #Giveaway @joannaslan Great Escapes Book Tour

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My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #29 – 2021

Welcome to My Reading Itinerary Monday!

Where are your books taking you this week?

I will be traveling to Illinois, North Carolina, and West Virginia!

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

Escapes Completed


Uncle and Ants: A Silicon Valley Mystery
by Marc Jedel
Cozy Mystery
Release Date – October 11, 2018
Setting – California
For the Alphabet Soup July Mini Challenge and Flashback Friday!
My Review


Murder at the Lakeside Library: A Lakeside Library Mystery
by Holly Danvers
Cozy Mystery
Release Date – July 13, 2021
Setting – Wisconsin
I will feature this book this week for Cozy Wednesday!


Sand Trapped: Book #6 in the Cara Mia Delgatto Mystery Series
by Joanna Campbell Slan
Cozy Mystery
Release Date – May 16, 2021
Setting – Florida
The Great Escapes Tour stops here this Saturday!

Scheduled Escapes


Body Over Troubled Waters: A Cozy Mystery
(Welcome Back to Scumble River)

by Denise Swanson
Cozy Mystery
Release Date – July 27, 2021
Setting – Illinois
For Review


Dead as a Duck
by Colleen J. Shogan
Cozy Mystery
Release Date – July 14, 2021
Setting – North Carolina
The Great Escapes Book Tour stops here for Cozy Wednesday next week!


The Cider Shop Rules (A Cider Shop Mystery)
by Julie Anne Lindsey
Cozy Mystery
Release Date – July 27, 2021
Setting – West Virginia
For Review

Future Escapes

July 18 – 24, 2021 


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My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #28 – 2021

Welcome to My Reading Itinerary Monday!

Where are your books taking you this week?

I will be traveling to California, Wisconsin, Florida!

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

Escapes Completed


The Mountain View Murder: A Retired Detective Novel
(A Wintergreen Mystery)

by Patrick Kelly
Cozy Mystery
Release Date – June 17, 2021
Setting – Virginia
The Great Escapes Book Tour stops here tomorrow!


The Weaver’s Revenge
by Kathleen Ernst
Cozy Mystery
11th in Series
Setting – Wisconsin/Michigan
I will feature this book this week for Cozy Wednesday!


The Question Is Murder
by Mark Willen
Political Fiction
Release Date – May 14, 2021
Setting – Washington D.C.
My Review will be up Thursday! 

Scheduled Escapes


Uncle and Ants: A Silicon Valley Mystery
by Marc Jedel
Cozy Mystery
Release Date – October 11, 2018
Setting – California
For the Alphabet Soup July Mini Challenge and Flashback Friday!


Murder at the Lakeside Library: A Lakeside Library Mystery
by Holly Danvers
Cozy Mystery
Release Date – July 13, 2021
Setting – Wisconsin
I will feature this book next week for Cozy Wednesday!


Sand Trapped: Book #6 in the Cara Mia Delgatto Mystery Series
by Joanna Campbell Slan
Cozy Mystery
Release Date – May 16, 2021
Setting – Florida
The Great Escapes Tour stops here next Saturday!

Future Escapes

July 11 – 17, 2021 


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2021 Reading Challenges


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2021 Reading Challenge

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A.
B. Bait and Witch by Angela M. Sanders 
C. Crime of the Ancient Marinara by Stephanie Cole
D. Deep Dark Secrets by Joy Ann Ribar
E. Egg Shooters by Laura Childs
F. Fish Out of Water by Marc Jedel
G. Gone Astray by Terry Korth Fischer
H. Hope, Faith and A Corpse by Laura Jensen Walker
I. In The Drink by Allyson K. Abbott
J. Jackal and Hide by Victoria Tait
K. The Killer Outdoors by Jodi Linton
L. Leave No Stone by LynDee Walker
M. Murder with Oolong Tea by Karen Rose Smith 
N. No Grater Crime by Maddie Day 
O. Open for Murder by Mary Angela
P. Peachy Scream by Anna Gerard
Q. The Question is Murder by Mark Willen
R. Rhino Charge by Victoria Tait
S. A Side of Murder by Amy Pershing
T. A Tourist’s Guide to Murder by V.M. Burns
U. Ukelele Murder by Leslie Langtry
V.
W. Wedding Bear Blues by Meg Macy
X. X Marks the Murder by Pam Stucky
Y.
Z. A Zen for Murder by Leighann Dobbs

MINI CHALLENGES

January – Cold – A Cold Killing Brew by Lena Gregory
February – Love – The Cupid Caper by Larissa Reinhart
March – Drink – In The Drink by Allyson K. Abbott
April – ING – Shredding the Evidence by Daryl Wood Gerber
May – Color – A Scandal in Scarlet by Vicki Delany
June – Dwelling- Beaches, Bungalows, and Burglaries by Tonya Kappes
July – Family – Uncle and Ants by Marc Jedel
August – Number – Railroaded 4 Murder by J.C. Eaton 
September – Animal – What The Cat Dragged In by Miranda James
October –
November –
December –
A. Alexis Morgan – Death by Auction
B. Lorraine Bartlett – Dead Man’s Hand 
C. Stephanie Cole – Crime of the Ancient Marinara
D. Dorothy St. James – The Broken Spine
E. Emmeline Duncan – Fresh Brewed Murder
F. Amanda Flower – Farm to Trouble
G. Lena Gregory – A Cold Brew Killing 
H. Harlan Coben – Win
I.
J. Jodi Linton – The Killer Outdoors 
K. Karen Rose Smith – Murder With Oolong Tea
L. Leighann Dobbs – A Zen for Murder
M. Meg Macy – Wedding Bear Blues 
N. Nicolle Wallace – Eighteen Acres
O. Olivia Matthews – Murder by Page One
P. Amy Pershing – A Side of Murder
Q. Emily Queen – The Case at Barton Manor
R.  Joy Ann Ribar – Deep Dark Secrets
S. Angela M. Sanders – Bait and Witch
T. Terry Korth Fischer – Gone Astray 
U.
V.  V.M. Burns – A Tourist’s Guide to Murder
W. Laura Jensen Walker – Hope, Faith and a Corpse
X.
Y. Kate Young – Southern Sass and a Battered Bride
Z.

Alabama – Three Treats Too Many by Debra H. Goldstein

Alaska

Arizona – Wait For It by Jenn McKinlay 

Arkansas – Fish Out of Water by Marc Jedel

California – Hope, Faith and A Corpse by Laura Jensen Walker 

Colorado – Dead, White, and Blue by Amy M. Reade

Connecticut – The Corpse Who Knew Too Much by Debra Sennefelder

Delaware

District of Columbia – Eighteen Acres by Nicolle Wallace

Florida – A Cold Killing Brew by Lena Gregory

Georgia – The Cupid Caper by Larissa Reinhart

Hawaii – Ukelele Murder by Leslie Langtry

Idaho – Chili Cauldron Curse by Lynn Cahoon

Illinois – Body Over Troubled Waters by Denise Swanson

Indiana – Candy Slain Murder by Maddie Day

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky – Beaches, Bungalows, and Burglaries by Tonya Kappes

Louisiana – Cajun Kiss Of Death by Ellen Byron 

Maine – A Zen for Murder by Leighann Dobbs

Maryland – On Skein of Death by Allie Pleiter

Massachusetts – A Side of Murder by Amy Pershing

Michigan – Wedding Bear Blues by Meg Macy

Minnesota – Egg Shooters by Laura Childs

Mississippi – What The Cat Dragged In by Miranda James

Missouri – Flea Market Felony by Tricia L. Sanders

Montana – Bitterroot Lake by Alicia Beckman

Nebraska – Gone Astray by Terry Korth Fischer

Nevada

New Hampshire – Hop Til You Drop by J.M. Griffin

New Jersey – Beauty Expos Are Murder by Libby Klein

New Mexico – The Killer Outdoors by Jodi Linton

New York – Dead Man’s Hand by Lorraine Bartlett and Gayle Leeson

North Carolina – A Death Long Overdue by Eva Gates

North Dakota

Ohio – Fatal Fried Rice by Vivien Chien 

Oklahoma – Chili To Die For by Lilly York

Oregon – Bait and Witch by Angela M. Sanders

Pennsylvania – Murder with Oolong Tea by Karen Rose Smith

Rhode Island – The Ghost and the Haunted Portrait by Cleo Coyle

South Carolina – The Broken Spine by Dorothy St. James

South Dakota – Open for Murder by Mary Angela

Tennessee – Sit, Stay, Slay by V.M. Burns 

Texas – Leave No Stone by LynDee Walker

Utah

Vermont

Virginia – Fruit Baskets and Holiday Caskets by Gayle Leeson

Washington – Death by Auction by Alexis Morgan

West Virginia – The Cider Shop Rules by Julie Anne Lindsey

Wisconsin – Deep Dark Secrets by Joy Ann Ribar

Wyoming – Mystery Bones Murder by Karen Randau

Abroad 

  1. England – A Tourist’s Guide to Murder by V.M. Burns
  2. Italy – Crime of the Ancient Marinara by Stephanie Cole
  3. Scotland – Death by Bagpipes by Jennifer S. Alderson
  4. Kenya – Rhino Charge by Victoria Tait
  5. New Zealand – Knitted and Knifed by Tracey Drew
  6. Caribbean Island – It Takes Two to Mango by Carrie Doyle
  7. Ireland – Death by Leprechaun by Jennifer S. Alderson

  • Ravenous – 101 – 125 Cozy Mysteries

1. Deep Dark Secrets by Joy Ann Ribar
2. Hope, Faith and A Corpse by Laura Jensen Walker
3. Murder with Oolong Tea by Karen Rose Smith 
4. Wedding Bear Blues by Meg Macy
5. Bait and Witch by Angela M. Sanders
6. A Zen for Murder by Leighann Dobbs
7. The Broken Spine by Dorothy St. James
8. A Tourist’s Guide to Murder by V.M. Burns
9. The Killer Outdoors by Jodi Linton
10. A Cold Killing Brew by Lena Gregory
11. Crime of the Ancient Marinara by Stephanie Cole
12. Death by Auction by Alexis Morgan
13. Chili Cauldron Curse by Lynn Cahoon
14. One Poison Pie by Lynn Cahoon
15. Egg Shooters by Laura Childs
16. Fish Out of Water by Marc Jedel
17. Dead Man’s Hand by Lorraine Bartlett and Gayle Leeson
18. Death by Bagpipes by Jennifer S. Alderson
19. Death by Intermission by Alexis Morgan
20. Rhino Charge by Victoria Tait
21. Hiss H For Homicide by T.C. LoTempio
22. The Hiker’s Guide to Murder by Jodi Linton
23. Murder With A Twist by Allyson K. Abbott
24. Furbidden Fatality by Deborah Blake
25. Farm to Trouble by Amanda Flower
26. A Side of Murder by Amy Pershing
27. Haunted Hibiscus by Laura Childs
28. Fruit Baskets and Holiday Caskets by Gayle Leeson
29. Fatal Fried Rice by Vivien Chien 
30. Long Island Iced Tina by Maria DiRico
31. A Game of Cones by Abby Collette
32. In The Drink by Allyson K. Abbott
33. Hop Til You Drop by J.M. Griffin
34. Murder by Page One by Olivia Matthews
35. Truffles and Tragedy by Gayle Leeson
36. Boarding With Murder by Kathryn Long 
37. A Waffle Lot of Murder by Lena Gregory
38. Shucked Apart by Barbara Ross
39. Deadly Editions by Paige Shelton
40. Big, Little Spies by Krista Davis 
41. The Hasidic Rebbe’s Son by Joan Lipinsky Cochran
42. Flea Market Felony by Tricia L. Sanders
43. The Corpse Who Knew Too Much by Debra Sennefelder
44. The Case at Barton Manor by Emily Queen
45. Sit, Stay, Slay by V.M. Burns 
46. Fresh Brewed Murder by Emmeline Duncan
47. Knitted and Knifed by Tracey Drew
48. A Death Long Overdue by Eva Gates
49. Shredding the Evidence by Daryl Wood Gerber
50. Shrimply Dead by Maggie Toussaint
51. Lemon Drop Dead by Amanda Flower
52. Peachy Scream by Anna Gerard 
53. Southern Sass and a Battered Bride by Kate Young
54. Legally Blind Luck by James J. Cudney
55. Treasure Most Deadly by Terry Ambrose
56. Whole Latte Murder by Lena Gregory
57. The Ghost and the Haunted Portrait by Cleo Coyle
58. A Scandal in Scarlet by Vicki Delany
59. Deadly Ever After by Eva Gates
60. Peaches and Schemes by Anna Gerard
61. A Trail of Lies by Kylie Logan
62. Beyond A Reasonable Donut by Ginger Bolton
63. Jackal and Hide by Victoria Tait
64. Three Treats Too Many by Debra H. Goldstein
65. Pint of No Return by Dana Mentink 
66. Wedding Day and Foul Play by Duffy Brown
67. Cat Me If You Can by Miranda James
68. The Diva Serves Forbidden Fruit by Krista Davis
69. Four Cuts Too Many by Debra H. Goldstein
70. Death in Bloom by Jess Dylan
71. Beaches, Bungalows, and Burglaries by Tonya Kappes
72. Deadly Delights by Laura Jensen Walker 
73. Guilt is Midnight Blue by Josalyn McAllister
74. Raiders of the Campsite by Jodi Linton
75. Shots in the Dark by Allyson K. Abbott
76. Open for Murder by Mary Angela
77. Framed and Frosted by Kim Davis 
78. It Takes Two to Mango by Carrie Doyle
79. Beauty Expos Are Murder by Libby Klein
80. Dead, White, and Blue by Amy M. Reade
81. The Moonshine Shack Murder by Diane Kelly
82. The Mountain View Murder by Patrick Kelly 
83. The Weaver’s Revenge by Kathleen Ernst
84. Uncle and Ants by Marc Jedel
85. Murder at the Lakeside Library by Holly Danvers 
86. Sand Trapped by Joanna Campbell Slan 
87. Body Over Troubled Waters by Denise Swanson
88. Dead As A Duck by Colleen Shogan
89. The Cider Shop Rules by Julie Anne Lindsey
90. Much Ado About Nauticaling by Gabby Allan
91. On Skein of Death by Allie Pleiter
92. Candy Slain Murder by Maddie Day
93. A Time to Swill by Sherry Harris
94. Grevy Danger by Victoria Tait
95. Death by Fountain by Jennifer S. Alderson
96. Death by Leprechaun by Jennifer S. Alderson
97. A Scone of Contention by Lucy Burdette
98. Chili To Die For by Lilly York
99. Railroaded 4 Murder by J.C. Eaton
100. Cajun Kiss Of Death by Ellen Byron 
101. X Marks the Murder by Pam Stucky
102. Partners in Lime by Bree Baker 
103. Deadly Summer Nights by Vicki Delany
104. Doggone Dead by Dane McCaslin
105. Murder With Orange Pekoe Tea by Karen Rose Smith 
106. Death of a Red Hot Rancher by Mimi Granger
107. What The Cat Dragged In by Miranda James
108. No Grater Crime by Maddie Day
109. Swimming with the Fishes by Marc Jedel
110. Cat’s Meow by Dane McCaslin 
111. Ukelele Murder by Leslie Langtry
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 A)Read 40 cozy mysteries of your choice.
B)Read two books from each sub-genre in level one plus an additional 20 cozy books of your choice (total of 40 books)

 – One from culinary (anything dealing with food: restaurants, baked goods, etc.) – A Cold Killing Brew by Lena GregoryEgg Shooters by Laura Childs
–  One from animal-related (cats, dogs, birds, etc.) – Hiss H For Homicide by T.C. LoTempioFurbidden Fatality by Deborah Blake
 – One from craft-related (any kind of hobbies – knitting, crocheting, scrapbooking, etc.) – Knitted and Knifed by Tracey DrewOn Skein of Death by Allie Pleiter
 – One from paranormal (witches, vampires, etc.) – Bait and Witch by Angela M. SandersChili Cauldron Curse by Lynn CahoonOne Poison Pie by Lynn Cahoon
 – One from cozy mysteries based outside the US (example: Belinda Lawrence series (British)) – Crime of the Ancient Marinara by Stephanie ColeRhino Charge by Victoria Tait
 – One career-based cozy mystery (housekeeping, wedding planner, etc.)Shrimply Dead by Maggie ToussaintDead, White, and Blue by Amy M. Reade
 – One holiday based (set during any holiday – Christmas, Thanksgiving, Valentines, etc.) – Fruit Baskets and Holiday Caskets by Gayle LeesonHop Til You Drop by J.M. Griffin
 – One travel mystery (character could be on a cruise, touring another area, etc.) – A Tourist’s Guide to Murder by V.M. BurnsDeath by Bagpipes by Jennifer S. Alderson
 – One historical mystery (any mystery not set in the present)The Case at Barton Manor by Emily Queen
 – One is your choice! (freebie!) – A Side of Murder by Amy PershingWhat The Cat Dragged In by Miranda James

5-15 books – Amateur sleuth
1. Mystery Bones Murder by Karen Randau
2. The Cupid Caper by Larissa Reinhart
3. Leave No Stone by LynDee Walker
4. Gone Astray by Terry Korth Fischer
5. WIN by Harlan Coben
6. Bitterroot Lake by Alicia Beckman
7. Kill All Your Darlings by David Bell
8. Choir Loft Murder by Karen Randau
9. The Question is Murder by Mark Willen
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61-100 books per year – New Release Veteran

1. Murder with Oolong Tea by Karen Rose Smith 
2. Hope, Faith and A Corpse by Laura Jensen Walker
3. Wedding Bear Blues by Meg Macy
4. Bait and Witch by Angela M. Sanders
5. The Broken Spine by Dorothy St. James
6. A Tourist’s Guide to Murder by V.M. Burns
7. Mystery Bones Murder by Karen Randau
8. Crime of the Ancient Marinara by Stephanie Cole
9. One Poison Pie by Lynn Cahoon
10. Egg Shooters by Laura Childs
11. Fish Out of Water by Marc Jedel
12. Dead Man’s Hand by Lorraine Bartlett and Gayle Leeson
13. Death by Intermission by Alexis Morgan
14. Rhino Charge by Victoria Tait
15. Hiss H For Homicide by T.C. LoTempio
16. The Hiker’s Guide to Murder by Jodi Linton
17. Furbidden Fatality by Deborah Blake
18. Farm to Trouble by Amanda Flower
19. A Side of Murder by Amy Pershing
20. Haunted Hibiscus by Laura Childs
21. Gone Astray by Terry Korth Fischer
22. Fatal Fried Rice by Vivien Chien 
23. Long Island Iced Tina by Maria DiRico
24. A Game of Cones by Abby Collette
25. WIN by Harlan Coben
26. Hop Til You Drop by J.M. Griffin
27. Murder by Page One by Olivia Matthews
28. Truffles and Tragedy by Gayle Leeson
29. Boarding With Murder by Kathryn Long 
30. Shucked Apart by Barbara Ross
31. Deadly Editions by Paige Shelton
32. Big, Little Spies by Krista Davis 
33. The Hasidic Rebbe’s Son by Joan Lipinsky Cochran
34. Flea Market Felony by Tricia L. Sanders
35. Bitterroot Lake by Alicia Beckman
36. Fresh Brewed Murder by Emmeline Duncan
37. Knitted and Knifed by Tracey Drew
38. Shrimply Dead by Maggie Toussaint
39. Lemon Drop Dead by Amanda Flower
40. Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto
41. Southern Sass and a Battered Bride by Kate Young
42. Legally Blind Luck by James J. Cudney
43. Treasure Most Deadly by Terry Ambrose
44. Whole Latte Murder by Lena Gregory
45. The Ghost and the Haunted Portrait by Cleo Coyle
46. Deadly Ever After by Eva Gates
47. Peaches and Schemes by Anna Gerard
48. A Trail of Lies by Kylie Logan
49. Beyond A Reasonable Donut by Ginger Bolton
50. Jackal and Hide by Victoria Tait
51. Imagine Summer by Shelley Noble
52. Pint of No Return by Dana Mentink 
53. Wedding Day and Foul Play by Duffy Brown
54. The Diva Serves Forbidden Fruit by Krista Davis
55. Four Cuts Too Many by Debra H. Goldstein
56. Death in Bloom by Jess Dylan
57. Deadly Delights by Laura Jensen Walker 
58. Guilt is Midnight Blue by Josalyn McAllister
59. Raiders of the Campsite by Jodi Linton
60. Framed and Frosted by Kim Davis
61. It Takes Two to Mango by Carrie Doyle
62. Beauty Expos Are Murder by Libby Klein
63. Kill All Your Darlings by David Bell
64. The Moonshine Shack Murder by Diane Kelly
65. Choir Loft Murder by Karen Randau
66. The Mountain View Murder by Patrick Kelly 
67. The Weaver’s Revenge by Kathleen Ernst
68. The Question is Murder by Mark Willen
69. Murder at the Lakeside Library by Holly Danvers
70. Sand Trapped by Joanna Campbell Slan
71. Body Over Troubled Waters by Denise Swanson
72. Dead As A Duck by Colleen Shogan
73. The Cider Shop Rules by Julie Anne Lindsey
74. Much Ado About Nauticaling by Gabby Allan
75. On Skein of Death by Allie Pleiter
76. A Time to Swill by Sherry Harris
77. Grevy Danger by Victoria Tait
78. Death by Leprechaun by Jennifer S. Alderson
79. A Scone of Contention by Lucy Burdette
80. Wait For It by Jenn McKinlay
81. Railroaded 4 Murder by J.C. Eaton
82. Cajun Kiss Of Death by Ellen Byron 
83. X Marks the Murder by Pam Stucky
84. Partners in Lime by Bree Baker
85. Deadly Summer Nights by Vicki Delany
86. Doggone Dead by Dane McCaslin
87. Murder With Orange Pekoe Tea by Karen Rose Smith
88. Death of a Red Hot Rancher by Mimi Granger
89. What The Cat Dragged In by Miranda James
90. No Grater Crime by Maddie Day

91. Swimming with the Fishes by Marc Jedel
92. Cat’s Meow by Dane McCaslin
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B-LIST SERIES FINISHER ⇒ COMPLETE 5-8 SERIES. – This Is my goal for 2021.


1. A Cold Killing Brew by Lena GregoryA Waffle Lot of Murder by Lena GregoryWhole Latte Murder by Lena Gregory Complete
2. Death by Auction by Alexis MorganDeath by Intermission by Alexis Morgan Complete
3. Death by Bagpipes by Jennifer S. AldersonDeath by Fountain by Jennifer S. AldersonDeath by Leprechaun by Jennifer S. Alderson – 
4. Murder With A Twist by Allyson K. Abbott In The Drink by Allyson K. AbbottShots in the Dark by Allyson K. Abbott
5. Leave No Stone by LynDee Walker
6. Fruit Baskets and Holiday Caskets by Gayle LeesonTruffles and Tragedy by Gayle LeesonComplete
7.  Sit, Stay, Slay by V.M. Burns  Complete
8. Shredding the Evidence by Daryl Wood Gerber
9. Peachy Scream by Anna GerardPeaches and Schemes by Anna GerardComplete
10. A Scandal in Scarlet by Vicki Delany
11. A Death Long Overdue by Eva GatesDeadly Ever After by Eva GatesComplete

Mt. Vancouver: Read 36 books from your TBR pile/s – My goal for 2021

1. Deep Dark Secrets by Joy Ann Ribar
2. A Zen for Murder by Leighann Dobbs
3. The Killer Outdoors by Jodi Linton
4. A Cold Killing Brew by Lena Gregory
5. Death by Auction by Alexis Morgan
6. Chili Cauldron Curse by Lynn Cahoon
7. Death by Bagpipes by Jennifer S. Alderson
8. The Cupid Caper by Larissa Reinhart
9. Murder With A Twist by Allyson K. Abbott
10. Leave No Stone by LynDee Walker
11. Fruit Baskets and Holiday Caskets by Gayle Leeson
12. In The Drink by Allyson K. Abbott
13. A Waffle Lot of Murder by Lena Gregory
14. The Corpse Who Knew Too Much by Debra Sennefelder
15. The Case at Barton Manor by Emily Queen
16. Sit, Stay, Slay by V.M. Burns 
17. A Death Long Overdue by Eva Gates
18. Shredding the Evidence by Daryl Wood Gerber
19. Peachy Scream by Anna Gerard
20. A Scandal in Scarlet by Vicki Delany
21. Three Treats Too Many by Debra H. Goldstein
22. Cat Me If You Can by Miranda James
23. Beaches, Bungalows, and Burglaries by Tonya Kappes
24. Shots in the Dark by Allyson K. Abbott
25. Open for Murder by Mary Angela
26. Eighteen Acres by Nicolle Wallace
27. Dead, White, and Blue by Amy M. Reade
28. Uncle and Ants by Marc Jedel
29. Candy Slain Murder by Maddie Day
30. Death by Fountain by Jennifer S. Alderson
31. Chili To Die For by Lilly York
32. Doggone Dead by Dane McCaslin
33. Ukelele Murder by Leslie Langtry
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Bronze – 10 Books – My goal for 2021
1. A Cold Killing Brew by Lena Gregory
2. Death by Auction by Alexis Morgan
3. Chili Cauldron Curse by Lynn Cahoon
4. A Waffle Lot of Murder by Lena Gregory
5. The Corpse Who Knew Too Much by Debra Sennefelder
6. Sit, Stay, Slay by V.M. Burns 
7. A Death Long Overdue by Eva Gates
8. Shredding the Evidence by Daryl Wood Gerber
9. Peachy Scream by Anna Gerard
10. A Scandal in Scarlet by Vicki Delany
11. Three Treats Too Many by Debra H. Goldstein
12. Cat Me If You Can by Miranda James
13. Shots in the Dark by Allyson K. Abbott
14. Open for Murder by Mary Angela
15. Candy Slain Murder by Maddie Day
16. Doggone Dead by Dane McCaslin
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1. Deep Dark Secrets by Joy Ann Ribar Wisconsin Author and Setting
2. Murder With A Twist by Allyson K. Abbott – Wisconsin Author and Setting
3. In The Drink by Allyson K. Abbott – Wisconsin Author and Setting 
4. Beyond A Reasonable Donut by Ginger Bolton -Wisconsin Setting
5. Deadly Delights by Laura Jensen Walker  -Wisconsin Setting
6. Shots in the Dark by Allyson K. Abbott – Wisconsin Author and Setting 
7. The Weaver’s Revenge by Kathleen Ernst – Wisconsin Author and Setting
8. Murder at the Lakeside Library by Holly Danvers– Wisconsin Author and Setting
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Pages Read

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My goal is 48,000 Pages for 2021.

January – 4752 Pages 
February – 4274 Pages 
March – 3861 Pages 
April – 4620 Pages 
May – 4562 Pages
June – 4101 Pages
July – 4069 Pages 
August – 3477 Pages
September –
October –
November –
December –

Year To Date – 33716 Pages 

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Great Escapes Book Tours was started back in 2013 and I have organized over 1200 tours. I work with a fantastic group of bloggers and am adding new blogs all the time.

Cozy Authors sponsor this blog to enable me to offer Free Cozy Book Tours. Sponsorship starts at just $35 per month (discounts for multiple months) and sponsors receive an ad in the sidebar of this blog and a promotion package including posts on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media.  Click here for more info on Site Sponsorship.

A virtual book tour will help spread the word about your cozy mystery book, touring for 7-14 days, with reviews, interviews, and guest posts. It’s the perfect way to spread the word to readers in this technological age, without traveling! 

All you need to do is provide review copies and your time to answer interview questions or write a few guest posts.

All tours include:

  • Daily updates on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ featuring the blog hosting that day.
  • Its own page under the Great Escapes Virtual Tour tab at the top of this page. Future Tours will have a page as well as I book hosts.    After the tour is completed the links will move to the Past Tour Page.
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  • If you want to include a giveaway that is entirely up to you.

Cozy Mystery Tours are Free!

Non Cozy Tours start at just $125 for 7 – 10 days.

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Readers, you will have more information about all the great cozies featured!!!

I am really excited about these new opportunities.  I hope you will join me by participating in any way you can. Start by “FOLLOWING” the Great Escapes Facebook Fan Page so you find out first about new tours and sponsors.

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