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Crops and Robbers Giveaway Winners!

to:
Nancy B. (Florida)
&
Lisa R. (North Carolina)

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Mark Your Calendars For Two Upcoming Special Events!!
Paige Shelton, Author of Crops and Robbers, Will Be Here January 4 to talk about her new series and she is also sponsoring a giveaway for 2nd Blogoversary.

A Week of Giveaways Starts December 27.

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Cozy Wednesday With Juliet Blackwell (Giveaway too!)


Before I started this blog I would I have told you that I don’t read any fiction that has any paranormal elements. I have never been a fan of fantasy, sci-fi or horror books. Now I have found I must qualify by former feelings. While I do not want to read anything having to do with zombies, vampires or werewolves, I am perfectly fine with ghosts, psychics and maybe even witches. The cozies I have read the past couple of years have actually been really interesting and entertaining. Take the books by today’s guest. When I read the first book in the series, If Walls Could Talk, I equated the the ghosts with the quirky characters every good cozy needs. In her new book, Dead Bolt, there are ghosts that have definitely overstayed their welcome. Again very good characters for a cozy mystery. So while I won’t be reading any of the Twilight novels anytime soon, Juliet and her ghostly characters are always welcome on my bookshelf.  I am so glad she is here today!!!

Welcome Juliet!!

Thanks for inviting me Lori!

People often ask me how I started writing about haunted mansions. The answer’s simple: I used to work in them.

I remember my first experience well. My assistant Bryan and I were working in a fancy Pacific Heights mansion at two in the morning, because when you’re in the specialty painting business, you’re usually the last one in on remodeling jobs. You come in after the plumbers, the electricians, the carpenters and drywall layers and stonemasons and regular painters. And since things always run over schedule, the last folks on the job wind up painting (or in this case, gold gilding) all night.

Bryan ran out to the truck to grab supplies. I was concentrating on applying gold gilt to door trim when I heard…something. It sounded like steps overhead, pacing back and forth.

But I was the only person in the house.

The moment Bryan returned, the noises subsided. After much cajoling on my part, Bryan finally went upstairs to investigate with me. There was nothing in the bedroom, or anywhere else on the second floor.

It had been my imagination…or was it? On the way back down, I would have sworn I felt a cold spot – a truly frigid gust of air—at the top of the stairs. Bryan noticed nothing.

Much later I was speaking with the homeowner, who had lived in the house when he was a child and had returned years later to purchase it. He told me that someone they called Old Man McCray used to live in the house and had “died of a broken heart”; his body was found in the bedroom directly above the living room.

It doesn’t take much to imagine ghosts roaming the halls of old houses. I adore historic structures, in large part because the traces of the past seem so very much at hand. So when people ask: where do you get your ideas? I always think to myself: The problem isn’t finding ideas; it’s deciding which ones to include, and which to leave out.

Here’s another example: San Francisco’s Atherton Mansion, at 1990 California Street, which was built in the late 1800s by Dominga Atherton. Dominga lived there with her daughter Gertrude and son-in-law George. Apparently they weren’t a very happy family. According to legend, George tried to escape his situation by running off to Chile, but died at sea. The crew preserved his body in a barrel of rum and sent it back to San Francisco, where it was left on the front step to be opened by the butler, who discovered his master pickled in rum. Now I ask you…who could make this stuff up?

Later the house was acquired by a woman who kept too many cats, and she turned it into a boarding house. Tenants described feeling cold spots, unexplained knocking on their doors, and even seeing apparitions in the tower apartment. During a séance a medium claimed to see four presences: George, Dominga, Gertrude, and the woman who ran the boarding house. http://www.haunted-places.com/san_francisco_most_haunted.htm

The tragic story of the Atherton Mansion served as the original inspiration for the plot of Dead Bolt (second in my Haunted Home Renovation series), in which Mel Turner, a general contractor, is renovating a historic Queen Anne Victorian and comes upon the spirits of a very unhappy family. But of course as I write, I take artistic license with history in order to propel the story forward and to suit the series. But still…a body in a keg of rum? That’s the sort of detail that’s too good to pass up for this mystery writer!

But then again, every story takes unanticipated twists and turns, almost as though there were spirits at work, hovering over the keyboard, guiding the tale.

How about you? Have any of you ever felt a…presence of some sort in an old building? I’d love to hear your story!


Turner Construction’s latest restoration project is a historic Queen Anne Victorian in San Francisco. This time general contractor Mel Turner has to work around the owners who insist on sticking around- along with some ghosts that insist in their own way that the work stops…

The ghosts aren’t the only ones standing in the way of the renovations. A crotchety neighbor, Emile Blunt, secretly wants this house, and could be behind some of the disturbances. But when Emile is found dead, it’s Mel who appears guilty. Now she must restore the building-and her reputation-before it’s too late!
Read an excerpt: http://julietblackwell.net/dead-bolt1.php
~Juliet

Dollycas’s Thoughts
I was first drawn to this series because I used to build and remodel houses, then I enjoyed these wonderful characters and couldn’t get enough. Mel Turner is a take charge kind of gal, very organized, meticulous and not afraid of much except maybe getting her heart broken. She also has a special gift that at times is as much a curse as a blessing. With traits like these readers can’t help but care about her as we take each step right along with her, up those attic stairs or home to her Dad, Stan and Caleb, or even into those confusing romantic situations. She is funny and smart, the kind of friend you would want to tag along with, even when she’s off trying to get a family of ghosts to move along and out of the house she desperately wants to finish renovating.

This book is fun, entertaining with perfect amounts are mystery, mayhem and haunting characters. I loved every word!!

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Author Biography

Juliet Blackwell is the nationally bestselling author of the Witchcraft Mystery series, which features a misfit witch with a vintage clothing store in San Francisco’s Haight Ashbury neighborhood (Secondhand Spirits, A Cast-Off Coven, Hexes and Hemlines, and In a Witch’s Wardrobe, coming 6/12). The Haunted Home Renovation series began last December with the release of If Walls Could Talk, also a national bestseller; Dead Bolt is second in the series.

Under the pseudonym Hailey Lind, Juliet penned the Art Lover’s Mystery series with her sister Carolyn–including the Agatha-nominated Feint of Art. Arsenic and Old Paintis the latest in the series.

A former anthropologist and social worker, Juliet has worked and studied in Mexico, Spain, Cuba, Italy, the Philippines, and France. She now lives in a happily haunted house in Oakland, California, where she is a muralist and portrait painter. She was a two-term president of Northern California Sisters in Crime.

Contact Juliet at: www.julietblackwell.net
Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/JulietBlackwell
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Juliet-Blackwell/88917411021

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Who Do Voodoo Giveaway Winners!!

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and
Lori H. (California)

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Special Edition of Cozy Wednesday With J. J. Murphy (Giveaway too!)

J.J. Murphy was my first guest post this year when the book Murder Your Darlings debuted. He took us back in time to the Algonquin Round Table with Dorothy Parker and her friend Robert Benchley. On Tuesday the second book in the wonderful series, You Might As Well Diewas released. I am so happy J.J. is back to tell us all about this wonderful story!

Welcome J.J.!

Thank you Lori for having me here today.

A Funny Way to Die
By J.J. Murphy, author of The Algonquin Round Table Mysteries

Dorothy Parker was a writer and critic in the Roaring 20s who’s known for such sayings as, “Men seldom make passes at girls who wear glasses,” and “Brevity is the soul of lingerie.” Another favorite: “This is not a book to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force.”

In the Algonquin Round Table Mysteries, the clever Mrs. Parker is not only an amusing writer but also an inadvertent, and often reluctant, solver of murders. The title for the most recent book, You Might As Well Die, takes its cue from one of Dorothy Parker’s most famous poems, “Résumé.”

In the book, Mrs. Parker has to figure out why a second-rate artist would apparently commit suicide—and why everyone else is glad that he’s dead. In her actual poem, Mrs. Parker listed the various ways to commit suicide, and why none of them are very good: “Guns aren’t lawful / Nooses give / Gas smells awful / You might as well live.”

In other words, as difficult as life is, death is even worse.

I wonder, then, why we’re so fascinated with murder mysteries? Is it to feel as though there is at least some order in a chaotic universe? Or is it, as snarky Mrs. Parker might have seen it, a way to thumb our nose at death?

Of course, there’s nothing funny about death… Or is there?

As Dorothy Parker herself wrote, “They say of me, and so they should / It’s doubtful if I come to good …/ And though to good I never come / Inseparable my nose and thumb.”

What do you think? Can you crack a joke or a smile at the worst of times?

Visit www.roundtablemysteries.com or www.facebook.com/RoundTableMysteries.

(Fun feature: Go to www.roundtablemysteries.com/contests.html to vote on which famous figure should “guest star” in an upcoming book—and enter to win a $25 gift card.)

~J.J.

About This Author

J.J. Murphy is an award-winning health care writer in Pennsylvania, and has been a long-time fan of Dorothy Parker and the Algonquin Round Table. J.J. started writing after the birth of twin daughters as an escape from toddler television.

Thank you so much J.J. for being here today.  I guess I am one of those like Dorothy that tries to get through the bad times with humor.
How about you my followers?
Leave a comment below for J.J. and tell him you handle things at the worst of times.


You Might As Well Die
An Algonquin Round Table Mystery
2nd in the Series
An Obsidian Mystery
Published by New American Library
A Division of The Penguin Group
Available Now

Second rate illustrator, Ernie MacGuffin, slips dear Dorothy a note that she later finds out is a suicide note. Seems he threw himself off the Brooklyn Bridge at midnight and Dorothy found the note too late to save him. Soon after his works of art have tripled in value and no one really seems sad that the man is even dead.

Dorothy believes there is more to the story and enlists the help of Harry Houdini, magician and skeptic. They attend a séance where the dead artist is expected to be contacted from the great beyond. The haunting voice sounds just a little to real to Dorothy which leads her to believe something illegal is definitely afoot. With the help of her friends she is going to solve this mystery and maybe another one too.

Dollycas’s Thoughts
I love everything about this story, the setting, the characters, the mysteries. Traveling back in time with real people, to real places, with fictional drama is so much fun. Dorothy Parker was quite a woman. She led quite a life. She was a book reviewer herself.

Miss Parker laced her wit with heady truth as a book reviewer, first for The New Yorker as Constant Reader and then for Esquire as book review editor for many years. Her notices were written with a chatty trenchancy, as though she were talking informally to the reader; but she could (and did) impale authors who displeased her, either by synopsizing a pompous plot in all its ludicrousness or by pulverizing the book with a phrase.*

I don’t think J.J. Murphy would “displease” her at all, but she would probably wonder why anyone would write stories featuring the people at “The Round Table”.

These were no giants. Think of who was writing in those days – Lardner, Fitzgerald, Faulkner and Hemingway. Those were the real giants. The Round Table was just a lot of people telling jokes and telling each other how good they were.*

I am sure my reviews wouldn’t pass muster with her though because with her great wit she was a master.

I am glad J.J. Murphy has chosen to write these captivating mysteries with these feisty characters. There is definitely plenty of material in their histories to make me hope there will be many, many more installments to this series. Be sure to vote for the next special guest that will appear in Book 4 of the series. Arthur Conan Doyle will be the special guest in the third book in the series, A FRIENDLY GAME OF MURDER (2012). I am a big Sherlock Holmes fan so that one is definitely on my “Can’t Wait To Read” list. If you have an e-reader there is also a short story available now featuring Dorothy, Hair of the Dog. I just ordered it myself.

I highly recommend You Might As Well Die!

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* excerpts from the New York Obituary of Dorothy Parker (1967)

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The Holiday Escape Winners Are…!!

Holiday Escape #1

The Perfect Christmas

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A Holiday Yarn: A Seaside Knitters Mystery


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The Puppy That Came for Christmas:
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Cozy Wednesday with Author Ellery Adams (Giveaway too!)


Since starting my blog almost two years ago I have “met” some really good people. The “met” is in quotes because I only know these people via the internet but still call these people my friends. They have been there for me through thick and thin with just the right words, a virtual hug, a silly picture, sharing my joys and picking me up when I stumble. The geography is the only thing that sets these people apart from the friends I have here in Fall River. Ellery is one of those friends who if we didn’t have the miles between us I could see us as real life friends as well.

I am so excited she is here today sharing with us something I myself have wondered about. So get a cup of coffee and relax and enjoy a visit with my friend Ellery Adams.

Welcome Ellery!!!

Hi Lori, I am happy to be here.

Am I Jealous of My Heroine?

By Ellery Adams

A reader asked me this question recently and I found it fascinating. What she really wanted to know was does my character do things I’d be afraid to do? Does she have more fun? Is she more adventurous? Et cetera.

First of all, though Olivia and I are both in our early forties, love animals, and grew up with the ocean as our back yard, we’re really quite different.

For example, Olivia is standoffish. After years of being followed by the paparazzi, the oak barrel heiress values privacy above all other things. And while she’s emerging from her shell of solitude and I spend much of my time alone creating novels, I cherish my relationships with others. I’d be nothing without them.

Another thing Olivia would never do is join Facebook. The idea of chatting with complete strangers who share common interests would have no appeal to her. I love it! It’s brought me closer to so many readers, to so many wonderful people, like your fabulous blog owner (xoxo).

However, I would love to be able to drop into Olivia’s five-star restaurant, The Boot Top Bistro, and take my pick of anything on the menu. I’d love to live in her house overlooking the Atlantic, and be able to stroll around the charming seaside town of Oyster Bay, North Carolina whenever I wanted to!

But Olivia might actually be jealous of me, because her lifelong dream is to become a published author. I can check that off my list, but I can also understand her determination to succeed at that goal. Maybe the more she learns about love and friendship, the better she’ll be at creating fictional relationships?

Until then, she can live the life of a tall, thin, gorgeous heiress and I’ll be me. I get to live vicariously through her after all!

And for you, my friends, I have a gift. Someone posting a comment will win a signed copy of THE LAST WORD!

So please tell me which character you’d like to be for a day and maybe you’ll win!

Happy Holidays from Olivia, Captain Haviland, and the Bayside Book Writers!

~Ellery

Thank you so much Ellery for being here today!!! and for offering an autographed copy of The Last Word! Happy Holidays my friend, I see awesome book sales as one of your Christmas presents!!!

About This Author
Ellery Adams grew up on a beach near the Long Island Sound. Having spent her adult life in a series of landlocked towns, she cherishes her memories of open water, violent storms, and the smell of the sea. Ms. Adams has held many jobs including caterer, retail clerk, car salesperson, teacher, tutor, and tech writer, all the while penning poems, children’s books, and novels. She now writes full-time from her home in Virginia. To keep up with Ellery bookmark her web page today.

The Last Word
A Books By The Bay Mystery
3rd in the Series
Berkley Prime Crime
The Berkley Publishing Group
A Division of The Penguin Group
Cover Illustration by Kimberly Schamber
Cover Design by Rita Frangie


Olivia Limoges and the Bayside Book Writers are excited about Oyster Bay’s newest resident: bestselling novelist Nick Plumley, who’s come to work on his next book. But when Olivia stops by Plumley’s rental she finds that he’s been strangled to death. Her instincts tell her that something from the past came back to haunt him, but she never expects that the investigation could spell doom for one of her dearest friends…

Dollycas’s Thoughts
I have loved all the books in this series but this one is the best so far and brings to light the authors amazing growth as a writer. Ellery Adams takes a little snippet of North Carolina history, unknown to most people, and masterfully weaves a mystery featuring the characters we have gotten to know and love right into that history making it relevant today. It is absolutely brilliant.

The way the mystery unfolds surprised me but it just flowed so naturally it couldn’t have played out any other way.

Ellery writes books I really get caught up in, yes to use my tagline, I “escape” effortlessly into her stories, like I am actually smelling the ocean, feeling the wind and hearing the ocean waves hitting the beach. I used to think it was because the best vacation our family ever had was a week spent at Caswell Beach, North Carolina, several years ago so I already had a picture of this seaside town in my mind, but reading this book I realized it was the author’s words taking me there, not some old memory. In fact if we ever returned I wouldn’t be surprised to find someone just like Olivia treasure hunting along the beach will her canine friend by her side.

It is always the right time of year to take a mini vacation to Oyster Bay. I promise you will enjoy every minute of your trip.


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In addition to the autographed copy Ellery is offering (U.S. Only) I will be giving away my review copy so be sure to leave a comment to enter Ellery’s prize and fill out the form below to win my copy.

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Cozy Wednesday with Crops and Robbers Giveaway!


I can’t believe I didn’t schedule a guest post this week but that doesn’t mean we can’t talk cozies. The next 3 weeks be fun as Ellery Adams, Juliet Blackwell and Virginia Lowell stop by to talk about their books coming out December 6. If you check my Books Tab these are all books I Can’t Wait To Read!!! Another one I couldn’t wait to read was Crops and Robbers (A Farmers’ Market Mystery)by Paige Shelton.  You will find my review below. I will also put a box below with a bunch of new cozies that are being released next Tuesday so you can get them pre-ordered and their way to you. December is going to be another wonderful month for cozy lovers.

Crops and Robbers (A Farmers’ Market Mystery)
A Farmer’s Market Mystery
3rd in Series
Berkley Prime Crime Mystery
Published by The Berkley Publishing Group
A Division of The Penguin Group
Cover Illustration by Dan Craig

Becca Robin’s farm-made jams and jellies are “to die for” but that is because they are delicious not that they would actually kill anyone. Unless of course you are Joan Ashworth of the South Carolina Restaurant Association. Her group visited Bailey’s Farm Market to set up contracts to purchase local produce and products. Becca couldn’t wait until they tasted her preserves. With her family wedged tightly in her booth Joan takes a bite of the strawberry jam, they are all surprised by her reaction, her face sours and she openly rejects Becca’s jam. Becca is heartbroken but knows she has a wonderful product and all her friends and family try to console her. She pulls herself together, completes her day and heads home. She gets there only to find Joan Ashworth dead and her mother with blood on her hands. Now she really needs to work fast to figure out what really happened and get her mom out an enormous jam.

Dollycas’s Thoughts
I have loved this entire series and this one just continues to deliver farm fresh mystery for me to “escape” into within minutes. No matter the weather outside it is always a perfect time to visit Bailey’s Farm Market and catch up with all the characters that have sprouted warmly in our hearts. The in depth peek into Becca and Allison’s parent’s life was truly a pleasure. Sticking together through thick and thin and barely even leaving each other’s side even when one of them is behind bars is a great testament to a long happy marriage. Their positive attitude is really something to admire.

The bump in Becca’s love life gives us something to look forward to as the series continues. It should be very interesting. Wonder who is going to get themselves into a pickle next.

If you enjoy this series you will be happy to hear about Paige’s new series, If Fried Chicken Could Fly (Country Cooking School Mystery) will be release January 3, 2012 and Paige will be here January 4 for Cozy Wednesday to tell us all about it!!!

To find out more about Paige Shelton be sure to check out her web page.

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Thanks to the people at Berkley Prime Crime I have one copy of
Crops and Robbers (A Farmers’ Market Mystery)to give away.

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Gratitude Giveaway Winners!!!

I am so happy the randomizer picks the winners, because you all left wonderful comments that made me smile and even shed a few tears. I love this blog and really believe this is what I am meant to be doing at this point in my life. I love reading and being able to share my thoughts and books with you brings me so much joy. I appreciate each and everyone of you and am thankful that while we are not able to all meet in person we can all meet here almost every day a share little bits and pieces of our lives. Just think of the party we could have in real life, it would be awesome!!!

Thank you everyone. I hope you will be “escaping into good books” with me for a long, long, long time!!!

 

The Winner of Gratitude Escape #1 is:
LISA G. (Florida)
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Herald of Death (A Special Pennyfoot Hotel Mystery)


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A Pinch of Love: A Novel

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