Jan 142019
 

Welcome to My Reading Itinerary Monday!

Where are your books taking you this week?

I will be visiting Arizona, Vermont and California this week! 

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

Escapes Completed


In Dog We Trust
by Beth Kendrick
Release Date – January 8, 2019
Setting – Deleware
My Review will be up tomorrow!


Academic Curveball (Braxton Campus Mysteries)
by James J. Cudney
Release Date – October 15, 2018
Setting – Pennsylvania
The Great Escapes Book Tour stops here this week for Cozy Wednesday!


The Wrong Boy
by Cathy Ace
Release Date – January 9, 2019
Setting – Wales
The Great Escapes Tour stops here Thursday!


Yule Be Dead (Victoria Square Mystery)
by Lorraine Bartlett and Gayle Leeson
Release Date – November 27, 2018
Setting – New York
My Flashback Friday Read

Scheduled Escapes


Botched 4 Murder (Sophie Kimball Mystery)
by J.C. Eaton
Release Date – December 18, 2018
Setting – Arizona
The Great Escapes Tour stops here next Tuesday!

Wine and Punishment (A Literary Pub Mystery)
by Sarah Fox
Release Date – December 18, 2018
Setting – Vermont
For Review


Seven Deadly Zins: A Sonoma Wine Country Mystery
(California Wine Country Mysteries)

by Nancy J. Parra
Release Date – January 8, 2019
Setting – California

Future Escapes

January 14 – 20, 2019


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Jan 142019
 

2018 CHALLENGES

I read 219 books of your goal of 200!

I completed all the challenges except the Literary Escapes Challenge not visiting 9 states and the Read the Printed Word Challenge falling 18 short. I hope to complete both next year. 

 

2018 Reading Challenge

2018 Reading Challenge
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A. All Sales Final by Sherry Harris
B. Bones to Pick by Linda Lovely
C. Crust No One by Winnie Archer
D. Dial M for Mousse by Laura Bradford
E. Every Dog Has His Day by Jenn McKinlay
F.  Frozen Stiff by Annelise Ryan
G. A Good Day to Buy by Sherry Harris 
H. Hummus and Homicide by Tina Kashian
I. Irish Stewed by Kylie Logan
J. A Just Clause by Lorna Barrett
K. Killer Choice by Tom Hunt
L. The Longest Yard Sale by Sherry Harris
M. Many A Twist by Sheila Connolly
N. Natural Thorn Killer by Kate Dyer-Seeley
O. Only Skein Deep by Maggie Sefton
P. Pre-Meditated Murder by Tracy Weber
Q. The Queen of Hearts by Kimmery Martin
R. Roux the Day by Linda Wiken
S. Scone Cold Killer by Lena Gregory
T. Tart of Darkness by Denise Swanson
U. Uneasy Prey by Annette Dashofy
V. Vangie Vale and the Corpseless Custard by R.L. Syme
W. Who Moved by Goat Cheese? by Lynn Cahoon
X. X Marks the Scot by Kaitlynn Dunnett
Y. You’ve Been Warned by James Patterson and Howard 
Z. Zero Control by Lori Wilde 

Challenge Complete – September 30, 2018


I will be participating at Level four (Sleuth Extraordinaire) – My books will be crossing over to my Craving for Cozies Challenge.
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)
Read two books from these sub-genres:

– One from culinary (anything dealing with food: restaurants, baked goods, etc.) Murder with Lemon Tea Cakes by Karen Rose SmithSurvival of the Fritters by Ginger Bolton
– One from animal-related (cats, dogs, birds, etc.) – Escape Claws by Linda ReillyClaws for Concern by Miranda James
– One from craft related (any kind of hobbies – knitting, crocheting, scrapbooking, etc.) – Murder She Knit by Peggy EhrhartOnly Skein Deep by Maggie Sefton
One from paranormal (witches, vampires, etc.) – The Witch and the Dead by Heather Blake  – To Catch A Witch by Heather Blake
– One from cozy mysteries based outside the US (example: Belinda Lawrence series (British)) – Many A Twist by Sheila ConnollyTreacherous is the Night by Anna Lee Huber
– One career-based cozy mystery (housekeeping, wedding planner, etc.) – Murder Borrowed, Murder Blue by Stephanie BlackmooreA Good Day to Buy by Sherry Harris
– One holiday based (set during any holiday – Christmas, Thanksgiving, Valentines, etc.) As the Christmas Cookie Crumbles by Leslie BudewitzThe Spook in the Stacks by Eva Gates
– One travel mystery (character could be on a cruise, touring another area, etc.) – Tied Up With Strings by Madeline McEwen This Side of Murder by Anna Lee Huber
– One historical mystery (any mystery not set in the present)A Brush With Shadows by Anna Lee HuberMurder at Ochre Court by Alyssa Maxwell
– One is your choice! (freebie!) – Murder at Archly Manor by Sara Rosett – Six Cats A Slayin by Miranda James

Challenge Complete – October 23, 2018


LEVEL – Completely Satiated – 126 – 150 Cozy Mysteries
1. Bones to Pick by Linda Lovely
2. Pre-Meditated Murder by Tracy Weber
3. Dial M for Mousse by Laura Bradford
4. The Longest Yard Sale by Sherry Harris
5. Many A Twist by Sheila Connolly
6. Crust No One by Winnie Archer
7. Escape Claws by Linda Reilly
8. Tart of Darkness by Denise Swanson
9. Murder with Lemon Tea Cakes by Karen Rose Smith
10. Scone Cold Killer by Lena Gregory
11. Murder of a Good Man by Teresa Trent
12. Murder Borrowed, Murder Blue by Stephanie Blackmoore
13. Class Reunions Are Murder by Libby Klein
14. Vangie Vale and the Corpseless Custard by R.L. Syme
15. Survival of the Fritters by Ginger Bolton
16. Vangie Vale and the Strangled Strudel by R.L. Syme
17. Death by Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake by Sarah Graves
18. All Sales Final by Sherry Harris
19. Biscuits and Slashed Browns by Maddie Day
20. Cast for Murder by Jeanne Quigley
21. A Good Day to Buy by Sherry Harris
22. Claws for Concern by Miranda James
23. Death by a Whisker by T.C. LoTempio
24. Roux the Day by Linda Wiken
25. Lethal Licorice by Amanda Flower
26. Pawprints and Predicaments by Bethany Blake
27. Death and the Viking’s Daughter by Loretta Ross
28. Irish Stewed by Kylie Logan
29. Six Feet Under by Tonya Kappes
30. Pressing the Issue by Daryl Wood Gerber
31. Lethal In Old Lace by Duffy Brown
32. Frozen Stiff by Annelise Ryan
33. Who Moved by Goat Cheese? by Lynn Cahoon
34. I Know What You Bid Last Summer by Sherry Harris
35. A Treasure to Die For by Terry Ambrose
36. Marinating in Murder by Linda Wiken
37. Hummus and Homicide by Tina Kashian
38. Clues in the Sand by Terry Ambrose
39. Playing with Bonbon Fire by Dorothy St. James
40. Uneasy Prey by Annette Dashofy
41. The Skeleton Paints A Picture by Leigh Perry
42. Color Me Murder by Krista Davis
43. The Uninvited Corpse by Debra Sennefelder
44. Flourless to Stop Him by Nancy J. Parra
45. Natural Thorn Killer by Kate Dyer-Seeley
46. Cinco de Murder by Rebecca Adler
47. Lost Books and Old Bones by Paige Shelton
48. Turning the Tide by Edith Maxwell
49. Lord of the Pies by Nell Hampton
50. The Bengal Identity by Eileen Watkins
51. By Book or By Crook by Eva Gates
52. Murder at the Mushroom Festival by Janet Finsilver 
53.Murder with a Cherry on Top by Cynthia Baxter
54. Murder She Knit by Peggy Ehrhart
55. Booked for Trouble by Eva Gates
56. Death by Dumpling by Vivien Chien
57.  Shot in the Dark by Cleo Coyle
58. Wedding Cake Crumble by Jenn McKinlay
59. Read Herring Hunt by V. M. Burns
60. Murder Most Fermented by Christine D. Blum
61. Flowers and Foul Play by Amanda Flower
62. Cake and Punishment by Maymee Bell
63. Magick Run Amok by Sharon Pape
64. Only Skein Deep by Maggie Sefton
65. Dead as a Doornail by Tonya Kappes
66. Expiration Date by Devon Delaney
67. Murder in the Locked Library by Ellery Adams
68. The Quiche and the Dead by Kirsten Weiss
69. Picked Off by Linda Lovely
70. Bleeding Tarts by Kirsten Weiss
71. Bear Witness to Murder by Meg Macy
72. Confessions of a Red Herring by Dana Dratch
73. The Diva Serves High Tea by Krista Davis
74.The Diva Cooks Up a Storm by Krista Davis
75. As the Christmas Cookie Crumbles by Leslie Budewitz
76.Crime and Punctuation by Kaitlyn Dunnett
77.A Just Clause by Lorna Barrett
78. Murder with Cinnamon Scones by Karen Rose Smith
79. Too Many Crooks Spoil the Plot by Sarah Osbourne 
80. Reading Up A Storm by Eva Gates
81. Shadow Dancing by Julie Mulhern
82. Bought the Farm by Peg Cochran
83. The Spook in the Stacks by Eva Gates
84. Murder Made to Order by Lena Gregory
85. Ruff Justice by Laurien Berenson
86. Staged 4 Murder by J.C. Eaton
87. French Fried by Kylie Logan 
88. Murder at Chateau sur Mer by Alyssa Maxwell
89.A Souffle of Suspicion by Daryl Wood Gerber
90. Italian Iced by Kylie Logan
91.Tied Up With Strings by Madeline McEwen
92. Poisoned Pages by Lorna Barrett
93. Berried at Sea by Peg Cochran
94.Shelved Under Murder by Victoria Gilbert
95. The Witch and the Dead by Heather Blake 
96. Killer Green Tomatoes by Lynn Cahoon 
97. Gone with the Wings by Leena Clover 
98. Killer Reputation by Cassidy Salem
99.Poppy Harmon Investigates by Lee Hollis
100. Death Over Easy by Maddie Day
101. The Scent of Waikiki by Terry Ambrose
102. Midnight Snacks Are Murder by Libby Klein
103.To Catch A Witch by Heather Blake
104. Death on the Menu by Lucy Burdette 
105. Purrder She Wrote by Cate Conte
106.Murder at Ochre Court by Alyssa Maxwell
107.To Bead or Not To Bead by Janice Peacock
108. Dead Spider by Victoria Houston
109. Murder on Memory Lake by J.D. Griffo
110. Body on Baker Street by Vicki Delany
111. The Trouble With Truth by Kathy Krevat
112.Marigolds for Malice by Bailey Cattrell
113. Wuthering Kites by Clover Tate
114.Passport to Murder by Mary Angela
115. Stabbed in the Baklava by Tina Kashian
116. Rooted in Deceit  by Wendy Tyson 
117. The Cats Came Back by Sofie Kelly 
118. One Potion in the Grave by Heather Blake
119. Goodbye Cruller World by Ginger Bolton
120.K Street Killing by Colleen J. Shogan
121. In Want of a Knife by Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli
122.This Side of Murder by Anna Lee Huber
123. Deadly Dram by Melinda Mullet
124. Die Me A River by Denise Swanson 
125. Hitting the Books by Jenn Mckinlay
126. The Ghost and the Bogus Bestseller by Cleo Coyle
127. Read and Gone by Allison Brook
128. In Cold Chocolate by Dorothy St. James
129. X Marks the Scot by Kaitlynn Dunnett
130. Treacherous is the Night by Anna Lee Huber
131. Final Roasting Place by Devon Delaney
132.Premeditated Peppermint by Amanda Flower
133. Assault and Beadery by Mollie Cox Bryan
134. The Walking Bread by Winnie Archer 
135. Trimmed to Death by Nancy J. Cohen
136. Forever Fudge by Nancy Coco
137. The Lacemaker’s Secret by Kathleen Ernst
138. The Perfect Body by Frankie Bow
139.In the Dead of Winter by Nancy Mehl
140. A Crafter Knits A Clue by Holly Quinn
141.Murder at Archly Manor by Sara Rosett
142. Designed for Haunting by Sybil Johnson
143.Six Cats A Slayin by Miranda James
144. Death of A Russian Doll by Barbara Early
145.Mardi Gras Murder by Ellen Bryon
146.The Cat of the Baskervilles by Vicki Delaney
147. Seances Are For Suckers by Tamera Berry
148. Back Stabbers by Julie Mulhern
149.Overkilt by Kaitlyn Dunnett
150. A Reel Catch by Lorraine Bartlett

Challenge Complete 11/2/2018
151. Reason to Doubt by Nancy Cole Silverman
152.Thread Herrings by Lea Wait
153.A Different Kind Of Reunion by Joanne Guidoccio
154. The Skeleton Makes A Friend by Leigh Perry
155.Cry Wolf by Annette Dashofy
156. A Wrench in the Works by Kate Carlisle
157.A Vintage Death by Mary Ellen Hughes
158. Fatality by Firelight by Lynn Cahoon
159. Wreath Between the Lines by Daryl Wood Gerber
160.The Killer Christmas Sweater Club by Terry Ambrose
161.Of Murder and Men by Lynn Cahoon
162. Ask Me No Questions by Shelley Noble
163.Slay in Character by Lynn Cahoon
164. The Secret Poison Garden by Maureen Klovers
165.Misbehavin’ in Moonstone by Christine DeSmet
166. Eggs on Ice by Laura Childs
167.Violet Tendencies by Kate Dyer-Seeley
168.How to Knit A Murder by Sally Goldenbaum
169. A Midwinter’s Tail by Bethany Blake
170. With A Little Bit of Blood by D.E. Ireland
171. One Taste Too Many by Debra Goldstein
172.Just Plain Murder by Laura Bradford
173. Tangled Up In Tinsel by Tonya Kappes
174.‘Twas the Knife Before Christmas by Jacqueline Frost
175. Steamed Open by Barbara Ross
176.The Whispered Word by Ellery Adams
177.Tricky Twenty Two by Janet Evanovich
178. Miss Julia Stirs Up Trouble by Ann B. Ross
179. Double Fudge Brownie Murder by JoAnne Fluke 
180. Batter Off Dead by Maymee Bell
181. Gown With The Wind by Stephanie Blackmoore
182.

Level 2 – Kneading – Read 11-20 cat mysteries.
1. Escape Claws by Linda Reilly
2. Class Reunions Are Murder by Libby Klein
3. Survival of the Fritters by Ginger Bolton
4. Claws for Concern by Miranda James
5. Death by a Whisker by T.C. LoTempio
6. The Bengal Identity by Eileen Watkins
7.By Book or By Crook by Eva Gates
8. Murder She Knit by Peggy Ehrhart
9. Booked for Trouble by Eva Gates
10. Cake and Punishment by Maymee Bell
11. Magick Run Amok by Sharon Pape
12. Bleeding Tarts by Kirsten Weiss
13.As the Christmas Cookie Crumbles by Leslie Budewitz
14. Reading Up A Storm by Eva Gates
15. The Spook in the Stacks by Eva Gates
16. Purrder She Wrote by Cate Conte
17.To Bead or Not To Bead by Janice Peacock
18.Body on Baker Street by Vicki Delany
19.The Trouble With Truth by Kathy Krevat
20. The Cats Came Back by Sofie Kelly 
Challenge Complete 9/8/2018
21. Goodbye Cruller World by Ginger Bolton
22.The Ghost and the Bogus Bestseller by Cleo Coyle
23. Read and Gone by Allison Brook
24. Six Cats A Slayin by Miranda James
25. Seances Are For Suckers by Tamera Berry


LEVEL – Mt. Vancouver: Read 36 books from your TBR pile.
1. Bones to Pick by Linda Lovely
2. The Longest Yard Sale by Sherry Harris
3. Vangie Vale and the Corpseless Custard by R.L. Syme
4. All Sales Final by Sherry Harris
5. A Good Day to Buy by Sherry Harris
6. Roux the Day by Linda Wiken
7. Irish Stewed by Kylie Logan
8.  Frozen Stiff by Annelise Ryan
9.  A Treasure to Die For by Terry Ambrose
10. The Skeleton Paints A Picture by Leigh Perry
11.  Flourless to Stop Him by Nancy J. Parra
12. By Book or By Crook by Eva Gates
13. Booked for Trouble by Eva Gates
14.  Unnatural Causes by Dawn Eastman
15. Only Skein Deep by Maggie Sefton
16. The Quiche and the Dead by Kirsten Weiss
17. The Diva Serves High Tea by Krista Davis
18.A Just Clause by Lorna Barrett
19. Reading Up A Storm by Eva Gates
20. You’ve Been Warned by James Patterson and Howard
21.French Fried by Kylie Logan 
22.Murder at Chateau sur Mer by Alyssa Maxwell
23. The Witch and the Dead by Heather Blake 
24.Gone with the Wings by Leena Clover 
25.Dead Spider by Victoria Houston
26.Body on Baker Street by Vicki Delany
27.Passport to Murder by Mary Angela
28.One Potion in the Grave by Heather Blake
29.This Side of Murder by Anna Lee Huber
30. Dakota Dawn by Lauraine Snelling
31. X Marks the Scot by Kaitlynn Dunnett
32. Zero Control by Lori Wilde 
33.In the Dead of Winter by Nancy Mehl
34. The Cat of the Baskervilles by Vicki Delaney
35.Fatality by Firelight by Lynn Cahoon
36.Of Murder and Men by Lynn Cahoon

Challenge Complete November 23, 2018

37. Misbehavin’ in Moonstone by Christine DeSmet
38. Tricky Twenty Two by Janet Evanovich
39. Miss Julia Stirs Up Trouble by Ann B. Ross
40. Double Fudge Brownie Murder by JoAnne Fluke 

The word ‘the’ used twice (The Secret By The Lake; The End Of The Day, The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time) – Murder Borrowed, Murder Blue by Stephanie Blackmoore

A fruit or vegetable (The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society; The Particular Sadness Of Lemon Cake) Murder with Lemon Tea Cakes by Karen Rose Smith

A shape (The Ninth Circle, The Square Root Of Summer, Circle Of Friends) – The Queen of Hearts by Kimmery Martin

A title that begins with Z – can be after ‘The’ or ‘A’ (Zen In The Art Of Writing; The Zookeeper’s Wife, Zelda) – Zero Control by Lori Wilde 

A nationality (Anna And The French Kiss; How To Be A Kosovan Bride; Norwegian Wood) – Irish Stewed by Kylie Logan

A season (White Truffles In Winter; The Spring Of Kasper Meier; The Summer Queen; Before I Fall; The Autumn Throne) – I Know What You Bid Last Summer by Sherry Harris
Challenge Complete – September 30, 2018

LEVEL – 16-25 books – Detective
1. Killer Choice by Tom Hunt
2. Best of Luck by Corinne Scott
3. A Brush With Shadows by Anna Lee Huber
4. Deadly Reception by Karan Randau
5. Unnatural Causes by Dawn Eastman
6. Honor Kills by Nanci Rathbun 
7. The Face on the Other Side by Carenen
8. Don’t Believe It by Charlie Donlea
9. 39 Winks by Kathleen Valenti
10. You’ve Been Warned by James Patterson and Howard
11. Somebody’s Daughter by David Bell
12. The Disappearing by Lori Roy
13. The Murderer’s Wife by Daralyse Lyon
14. Fields’ Guide To Abduction by Julie Mulhern 
15. Trust Me by Hank Phillippi Ryan
16. Fields Guide to Assassins by Julie Mulhern
17. Deadly Payload by Karen Randau
18. Too Good Of Girl by Janis Thornton
19. Fear No Truth by LynDee Walker
20. Do No Harm by Dawn Eastman

Challenge Complete 10/4/2018


Strictly Print Challenge
LEVEL – Middle Grade – 78 books but hope to jump up to teen.
1. Dial M for Mousse by Laura Bradford
2. The Longest Yard Sale by Sherry Harris
3. Tart of Darkness by Denise Swanson
4. Claws for Concern by Miranda James
5. Roux the Day by Linda Wiken
6. Irish Stewed by Kylie Logan
7. Frozen Stiff by Annelise Ryan
8. Marinating in Murder by Linda Wiken
9.  Flourless to Stop Him by Nancy J. Parra
10. Cinco de Murder by Rebecca Adler
11. By Book or By Crook by Eva Gates
12. Booked for Trouble by Eva Gates
13. Shot in the Dark by Cleo Coyle
14. Wedding Cake Crumble by Jenn McKinlay
15. Unnatural Causes by Dawn Eastman
16. Honor Kills by Nanci Rathbun 
17. Only Skein Deep by Maggie Sefton
18. The Face on the Other Side by Carenen
19. Bear Witness to Murder by Meg Macy
20. The Diva Serves High Tea by Krista Davis
21.A Just Clause by Lorna Barrett
22. Reading Up A Storm by Eva Gates
23. Bought the Farm by Peg Cochran
24. You’ve Been Warned by James Patterson and Howard
25. Ruff Justice by Laurien Berenson
26. French Fried by Kylie Logan 
27. Italian Iced by Kylie Logan
28.Poisoned Pages by Lorna Barrett
29. The Witch and the Dead by Heather Blake 
30.Dead Spider by Victoria Houston
31. Marigolds for Malice by Bailey Cattrell
32. Rooted in Deceit  by Wendy Tyson 
33. The Cats Came Back by Sofie Kelly 
34.One Potion in the Grave by Heather Blake
35.This Side of Murder by Anna Lee Huber
36. Die Me A River by Denise Swanson 
37.Hitting the Books by Jenn Mckinlay
38. The Ghost and the Bogus Bestseller by Cleo Coyle
39.Dakota Dawn by Lauraine Snelling
40. Treacherous is the Night by Anna Lee Huber
41. Rats, Mice and Other Things You Can’t Take to the Bank by Leslie Handler
42. In the Dead of Winter by Nancy Mehl
43.A Crafter Knits A Clue by Holly Quinn
44.Deadly Payload by Karen Randau
45. Six Cats A Slayin by Miranda James
46. Seances Are For Suckers by Tamera Berry
47. Overkilt by Kaitlyn Dunnett
48. The Red Castle and the Blue by Wendy Marech
49. A Wrench in the Works by Kate Carlisle
50. Too Good Of Girl by Janis Thornton
51. Of Murder and Men by Lynn Cahoon
52. Slay in Character by Lynn Cahoon
53.Eggs on Ice by Laura Childs
54. How to Knit A Murder by Sally Goldenbaum
55.With A Little Bit of Blood by D.E. Ireland
56. Just Plain Murder by Laura Bradford
57.Steamed Open by Barbara Ross
58. Tricky Twenty Two by Janet Evanovich
59. Miss Julia Stirs Up Trouble by Ann B. Ross 
60. Double Fudge Brownie Murder by JoAnne Fluke

18 short, which surprised me.  


LEVEL – Silver – 25 Books TO Gold – 50 Books
1. Bones to Pick by Linda Lovely
2. Pre-Meditated Murder by Tracy Weber
3. Every Dog Has His Day by Jenn McKinlay
4. Many A Twist by Sheila Connolly
5. Escape Claws by Linda Reilly
6. Scone Cold Killer by Lena Gregory
7. Killer Choice by Tom Hunt
8. Murder Borrowed, Murder Blue by Stephanie Blackmoore
9. Class Reunions Are Murder by Libby Klein
10. Survival of the Fritters by Ginger Bolton
11. Death by Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake by Sarah Graves
12. All Sales Final by Sherry Harris
13. Biscuits and Slashed Browns by Maddie Day
14. The Queen of Hearts by Kimmery Martin
15. A Good Day to Buy by Sherry Harris
16. Death by a Whisker by T.C. LoTempio
17. Lethal Licorice by Amanda Flower
18. Pawprints and Predicaments by Bethany Blake
19. Death and the Viking’s Daughter by Loretta Ross
20. Six Feet Under by Tonya Kappes
21. Lethal In Old Lace by Duffy Brown
22. Who Moved by Goat Cheese? by Lynn Cahoon
23. I Know What You Bid Last Summer by Sherry Harris
24. Hummus and Homicide by Tina Kashian
25. Playing with Bonbon Fire by Dorothy St. James
26. Uneasy Prey by Annette Dashofy
27. A Brush With Shadows by Anna Lee Huber
28. Color Me Murder by Krista Davis
29. The Uninvited Corpse by Debra Sennefelder
30.  Natural Thorn Killer by Kate Dyer-Seeley
31. Lost Books and Old Bones by Paige Shelton
32. Turning the Tide by Edith Maxwell
33. Lord of the Pies by Nell Hampton
34. The Bengal Identity by Eileen Watkins
35. Murder at the Mushroom Festival by Janet Finsilver 
36. Murder with a Cherry on Top by Cynthia Baxter
37. Death by Dumpling by Vivien Chien
38.  Read Herring Hunt by V. M. Burns
39. Murder Most Fermented by Christine D. Blum
40.Flowers and Foul Play by Amanda Flower
41. Cake and Punishment by Maymee Bell
42. Magick Run Amok by Sharon Pape
43. Dead as a Doornail by Tonya Kappes
44. Expiration Date by Devon Delaney
45. Murder in the Locked Library by Ellery Adams
46. The Quiche and the Dead by Kirsten Weiss
47. Picked Off by Linda Lovely
48. Don’t Believe It by Charlie Donlea
49. 39 Winks by Kathleen Valenti
50. Bleeding Tarts by Kirsten Weiss
Challenge Complete 5/29/2018*
51. Confessions of a Red Herring by Dana Dratch
52. The Diva Cooks Up a Storm by Krista Davis
53. As the Christmas Cookie Crumbles by Leslie Budewitz
54. Crime and Punctuation by Kaitlyn Dunnett
55. The Optimist’s Guide to Letting Go by Amy E. Reichert
56.Murder with Cinnamon Scones by Karen Rose Smith
57.  Too Many Crooks Spoil the Plot by Sarah Osbourne 
58. Shadow Dancing by Julie Mulhern
59.The Spook in the Stacks by Eva Gates
60. Hightail It to Kinsey Falls by Gayle Leeson
61. Murder Made to Order by Lena Gregory
62. Staged 4 Murder by J.C. Eaton
63.Murder at Chateau sur Mer by Alyssa Maxwell
64.A Souffle of Suspicion by Daryl Wood Gerber
65.Somebody’s Daughter by David Bell
66.Shelved Under Murder by Victoria Gilbert
67. The Disappearing by Lori Roy 
68. Killer Green Tomatoes by Lynn Cahoon
69.Poppy Harmon Investigates by Lee Hollis
70. Death Over Easy by Maddie Day
71.Midnight Snacks Are Murder by Libby Klein
72.To Catch A Witch by Heather Blake
73. Death on the Menu by Lucy Burdette
74. Purrder She Wrote by Cate Conte
75.Murder at Ochre Court by Alyssa Maxwell
76.Murder on Memory Lake by J.D. Griffo
77.Trust Me by Hank Phillippi Ryan
78.The Trouble With Truth by Kathy Krevat
79.Wuthering Kites by Clover Tate
80.Stabbed in the Baklava by Tina Kashian
81. Goodbye Cruller World by Ginger Bolton
82.In Want of a Knife by Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli
83. Deadly Dram by Melinda Mullet
84. Read and Gone by Allison Brook
85. In Cold Chocolate by Dorothy St. James
86. X Marks the Scot by Kaitlynn Dunnett
87.Final Roasting Place by Devon Delaney
88.Premeditated Peppermint by Amanda Flower
89.Assault and Beadery by Mollie Cox Bryan
90. The Walking Bread by Winnie Archer 
91.Forever Fudge by Nancy Coco
92.The Lacemaker’s Secret by Kathleen Ernst
93.Designed for Haunting by Sybil Johnson
94.Mardi Gras Murder by Ellen Bryon
95.The Cat of the Baskervilles by Vicki Delaney
96. Back Stabbers by Julie Mulhern
97. Reason to Doubt by Nancy Cole Silverman
98. Thread Herrings by Lea Wait
99. Cry Wolf by Annette Dashofy
100. A Vintage Death by Mary Ellen Hughes
101. Fatality by Firelight by Lynn Cahoon
102. Wreath Between the Lines by Daryl Wood Gerber
103.Ask Me No Questions by Shelley Noble
104.Violet Tendencies by Kate Dyer-Seeley
105.A Midwinter’s Tail by Bethany Blake
106.One Taste Too Many by Debra Goldstein
107. Tangled Up In Tinsel by Tonya Kappes
108.‘Twas the Knife Before Christmas by Jacqueline Frost
109.The Whispered Word by Ellery Adams
110.Batter Off Dead by Maymee Bell
111. Gown With The Wind by Stephanie Blackmoore
112. Do No Harm by Dawn Eastman


LEVEL – C-LIST SERIES FINISHER ⇒ COMPLETE 1-4 SERIES.
1. The Longest Yard Sale by Sherry Harris –  All Sales Final by Sherry Harris A Good Day to Buy by Sherry Harris I Know What You Bid Last Summer by Sherry Harris  – Completed 3-6-2018
2. Roux the Day by Linda Wiken – Marinating in Murder by Linda Wiken – Completed 3/9/2018 
3. Irish Stewed by Kylie Logan – French Fried by Kylie Logan  – Italian Iced by Kylie Logan – Completed July 11, 2018
4. By Book or By Crook by Eva GatesBooked for Trouble by Eva Gates – Reading Up A Storm by Eva Gates – The Spook in the Stacks by Eva Gates – Completed 6/21/2018

Challenge Completed July 11, 2018. 


Alabama – One Potion in the Grave by Heather Blake
Alaska
Arizona – Wedding Cake Crumble by Jenn McKinlay
Arkansas
California – Crust No One by Winnie Archer
Colorado – Only Skein Deep by Maggie Sefton
Connecticut – The Uninvited Corpse by Debra Sennefelder
Delaware
District of Columbia – Color Me Murder by Krista Davis 
Florida – Scone Cold Killer by Lena Gregory
Georgia – Lethal In Old Lace by Duffy Brown
Hawaii –  The Scent of Waikiki by Terry Ambrose
Idaho – Who Moved by Goat Cheese? by Lynn Cahoon
Illinois – Tart of Darkness by Denise Swanson
Indiana – Biscuits and Slashed Browns by Maddie Day
Iowa – The Face on the Other Side by Carenen
Kansas –  Flourless to Stop Him by Nancy J. Parra
Kentucky – The Queen of Hearts by Kimmery Martin (and North Carolina)
Louisiana – Mardi Gras Murder by Ellen Bryon
Maine – Every Dog Has His Day by Jenn McKinlay
Maryland – A Vintage Death by Mary Ellen Hughes
Massachusetts – The Longest Yard Sale by Sherry Harris
Michigan – Killer Choice by Tom Hunt
Minnesota – The Cats Came Back by Sofie Kelly 
Mississippi – Claws for Concern by Miranda James
Missouri – Death and the Viking’s Daughter by Loretta Ross
Montana – Vangie Vale and the Corpseless Custard by R.L. Syme
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire – Escape Claws by Linda Reilly
New Jersey – Class Reunions Are Murder by Libby Klein
New Mexico
New York – Cast for Murder by Jeanne Quigley
North Carolina – Death by a Whisker by T.C. LoTempio
North Dakota – Dakota Dawn by Lauraine Snelling
Ohio – Dial M for Mousse by Laura Bradford
Oklahoma – Gone with the Wings by Leena Clover 
Oregon – Pre-Meditated Murder by Tracy Weber Characters travel to Oregon in this story. 
Pennsylvania – Murder with Lemon Tea Cakes by Karen Rose Smith
Rhode Island – Murder at Chateau sur Mer by Alyssa Maxwell
South Carolina – Bones to Pick by Linda Lovely
South Dakota – Passport to Murder by Mary Angela
Tennessee – Hightail It to Kinsey Falls by Gayle Leeson
Texas – Murder of a Good Man by Teresa Trent
Utah
Vermont – Roux the Day by Linda Wiken
Virginia – Murder in the Locked Library by Ellery Adams
Washington – To Bead or Not To Bead by Janice Peacock
West Virginia
Wisconsin – Survival of the Fritters by Ginger Bolton
Wyoming

Escapes Abroad

      1. Ireland – Many A Twist by Sheila Connolly
      2. England – A Brush With Shadows by Anna Lee Huber
      3. Scotland – Lost Books and Old Bones by Paige Shelton
      4. Mexico – Fields’ Guide To Abduction by Julie Mulhern
      5. Belgium –Treacherous is the Night by Anna Lee Huber
      6. France – Fields Guide to Assassins by Julie Mulhern
      7. Canada – A Different Kind Of Reunion by Joanne Guidoccio

PERSONAL CHALLENGES


Personal Challenge
10 Books written by Wisconsin Authors or have Wisconsin Settings.
1. Survival of the Fritters by Ginger Bolton – Wisconsin Setting
2. Frozen Stiff by Annelise Ryan – Wisconsin Author and Setting 
3. Honor Kills by Nanci Rathbun – Wisconsin Author and Setting 
4. The Optimist’s Guide to Letting Go by Amy E. Reichert – Wisconsin Author and Setting
5.Dead Spider by Victoria Houston – Wisconsin Author and Setting
6. Goodbye Cruller World by Ginger Bolton – Wisconsin Setting 
7.The Lacemaker’s Secret by Kathleen Ernst – Wisconsin Author and Setting
8. A Crafter Knits A Clue by Holly Quinn – Wisconsin Author and Setting 
9. A Vintage Death by Mary Ellen Hughes – Wisconsin Author
10. Misbehavin’ in Moonstone by Christine DeSmet – Wisconsin Author and Setting

Challenge Complete November 25, 2018

11. How to Knit A Murder by Sally Goldenbaum – Wisconsin Author

 


11. My goal is 50,000 pages.

January – 5640
February – 4895
March – 5106
April – 4932
May – 5572
June – 5094
July – 5205
August – 5749
September – 5694
October – 6069
November – 4442
December 5154

Grand Total 63,552 Pages

Challenge Complete 10/31/2018


My goal is 100 books.
1. Bones to Pick by Linda Lovely
2. Pre-Meditated Murder by Tracy Weber
3. Every Dog Has His Day by Jenn McKinlay
4. Many A Twist by Sheila Connolly
5. Crust No One by Winnie Archer
6. Escape Claws by Linda Reilly
7. Murder with Lemon Tea Cakes by Karen Rose Smith
8. Scone Cold Killer by Lena Gregory
9. Murder of a Good Man by Teresa Trent
10. Killer Choice by Tom Hunt
11. Murder Borrowed, Murder Blue by Stephanie Blackmoore
12. Class Reunions Are Murder by Libby Klein
13. Vangie Vale and the Corpseless Custard by R.L. Syme
14. All Sales Final by Sherry Harris
15. Survival of the Fritters by Ginger Bolton
16. Vangie Vale and the Strangled Strudel by R.L. Syme
17. Death by Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake by Sarah Graves
18. Biscuits and Slashed Browns by Maddie Day
19. Cast for Murder by Jeanne Quigley
20. The Queen of Hearts by Kimmery Martin
21. A Good Day to Buy by Sherry Harris
22. Best of Luck by Corinne Scott
23. Death by a Whisker by T.C. LoTempio
24. Lethal Licorice by Amanda Flower
25. Pawprints and Predicaments by Bethany Blake
26. Death and the Viking’s Daughter by Loretta Ross
27. Six Feet Under by Tonya Kappes
28. Pressing the Issue by Daryl Wood Gerber
29. Lethal In Old Lace by Duffy Brown
30. Who Moved by Goat Cheese? by Lynn Cahoon
31. I Know What You Bid Last Summer by Sherry Harris
32. A Treasure to Die For by Terry Ambrose
33. Hummus and Homicide by Tina Kashian
34. Clues in the Sand by Terry Ambrose
35. Playing with Bonbon Fire by Dorothy St. James
36. Uneasy Prey by Annette Dashofy
37. The Skeleton Paints A Picture by Leigh Perry
38. A Brush With Shadows by Anna Lee Huber
39. Color Me Murder by Krista Davis
40. The Uninvited Corpse by Debra Sennefelder
41. Deadly Reception by Karan Randau
42.  Natural Thorn Killer by Kate Dyer-Seeley
43. Cinco de Murder by Rebecca Adler
44. Lost Books and Old Bones by Paige Shelton
45. Turning the Tide by Edith Maxwell
46. Lord of the Pies by Nell Hampton
48. The Bengal Identity by Eileen Watkins
49.  Murder at the Mushroom Festival by Janet Finsilver 
50. Murder with a Cherry on Top by Cynthia Baxter
51. Murder She Knit by Peggy Ehrhart
52. Death by Dumpling by Vivien Chien
53.  Read Herring Hunt by V. M. Burns
54. Murder Most Fermented by Christine D. Blum
55. Beach Bliss by Joanne DeMaio
56. Flowers and Foul Play by Amanda Flower
57. Cake and Punishment by Maymee Bell
58. Magick Run Amok by Sharon Pape
59. Dead as a Doornail by Tonya Kappes
60. Expiration Date by Devon Delaney
61. Murder in the Locked Library by Ellery Adams
62. The Quiche and the Dead by Kirsten Weiss
63. Picked Off by Linda Lovely
64. Don’t Believe It by Charlie Donlea
65. Bleeding Tarts by Kirsten Weiss
66. Confessions of a Red Herring by Dana Dratch
67.As the Christmas Cookie Crumbles by Leslie Budewitz
68. Crime and Punctuation by Kaitlyn Dunnett
69.T he Optimist’s Guide to Letting Go by Amy E. Reichert
70. Murder with Cinnamon Scones by Karen Rose Smith
71. Too Many Crooks Spoil the Plot by Sarah Osbourne
72.Shadow Dancing by Julie Mulhern
73. The Spook in the Stacks by Eva Gates
74. Hightail It to Kinsey Falls by Gayle Leeson
75. Murder Made to Order by Lena Gregory
76.Staged 4 Murder by J.C. Eaton
77.Murder at Chateau sur Mer by Alyssa Maxwell
78. A Souffle of Suspicion by Daryl Wood Gerber
79. Somebody’s Daughter by David Bell

80. Tied Up With Strings by Madeline McEwen
81. Castaway Cottage by JoAnne Demaio
82. Berried at Sea by Peg Cochran
83. Shelved Under Murder by Victoria Gilbert
84. The Disappearing by Lori Roy
85.Killer Green Tomatoes by Lynn Cahoon
86.Gone with the Wings by Leena Clover 
87.Killer Reputation by Cassidy Salem
88. Poppy Harmon Investigates by Lee Hollis
89. Death Over Easy by Maddie Day
90. The Scent of Waikiki by Terry Ambrose
91.Midnight Snacks Are Murder by Libby Klein
92. To Catch A Witch by Heather Blake 
93. Death on the Menu by Lucy Burdette
94. The Murderer’s Wife by Daralyse Lyon
85. Purrder She Wrote by Cate Conte
96.Murder at Ochre Court by Alyssa Maxwell
97. To Bead or Not To Bead by Janice Peacock
98.Fields’ Guide To Abduction by Julie Mulhern
99.Murder on Memory Lake by J.D. Griffo
100. Trust Me by Hank Phillippi Ryan
Challenge Complete 8/23/2018
101. Body on Baker Street by Vicki Delany
102.The Trouble With Truth by Kathy Krevat
103.Wuthering Kites by Clover Tate
104. Passport to Murder by Mary Angela
105.Stabbed in the Baklava by Tina Kashian
106.Goodbye Cruller World by Ginger Bolton
107. K Street Killing by Colleen J. Shogan
108. In Want of a Knife by Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli
109. Deadly Dram by Melinda Mullet
110.Read and Gone by Allison Brook
111. In Cold Chocolate by Dorothy St. James
112. X Marks the Scot by Kaitlynn Dunnett
113.Final Roasting Place by Devon Delaney
114. Premeditated Peppermint by Amanda Flower
115. Assault and Beadery by Mollie Cox Bryan
116. The Walking Bread by Winnie Archer 
117.Trimmed to Death by Nancy J. Cohen
118. Zero Control by Lori Wilde 
119.Forever Fudge by Nancy Coco
120.The Lacemaker’s Secret by Kathleen Ernst
121.The Perfect Body by Frankie Bow
122. Fields Guide to Assassins by Julie Mulhern
123.Murder at Archly Manor by Sara Rosett
124. First Flurries by JoAnne DeMaio
125.Designed for Haunting by Sybil Johnson
126.Death of A Russian Doll by Barbara Early
127. Mardi Gras Murder by Ellen Bryon
128.The Cat of the Baskervilles by Vicki Delaney
129.Back Stabbers by Julie Mulhern
130.A Reel Catch by Lorraine Bartlett
131.  Reason to Doubt by Nancy Cole Silverman
132. Thread Herrings by Lea Wait
133. A Different Kind Of Reunion by Joanne Guidoccio
134.The Skeleton Makes A Friend by Leigh Perry
135. Cry Wolf by Annette Dashofy
136. A Vintage Death by Mary Ellen Hughes
137.Fatality by Firelight by Lynn Cahoon
138. Wreath Between the Lines by Daryl Wood Gerber
139. The Killer Christmas Sweater Club by Terry Ambrose
140.Ask Me No Questions by Shelley Noble
141. The Secret Poison Garden by Maureen Klovers
142. Misbehavin’ in Moonstone by Christine DeSmet
143. Violet Tendencies by Kate Dyer-Seeley
144.A Midwinter’s Tail by Bethany Blake
145.One Taste Too Many by Debra Goldstein
146. Tangled Up In Tinsel by Tonya Kappes
147. ‘Twas the Knife Before Christmas by Jacqueline Frost
148. The Whispered Word by Ellery Adams
149.Fear No Truth by LynDee Walker
150.Batter Off Dead by Maymee Bell
151. Gown With The Wind by Stephanie Blackmoore
152. Do No Harm by Dawn Eastman

I read many more digital books than I thought I would. 

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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.

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by
Kimberly @ 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!

Computer Blahs

It was a week of long days, starting earlier and ending later. I am losing about 2 hours a day due to my temporary replacement computer. The online pages and Microsoft Office products load so slowly. A simple task of posting a review and links on NetGalley takes over an hour. Promoting book tour stops now takes an entire morning. I find I am completing my blog posts at 7 p.m. instead of closer to 5 and booking out 1 tour and setting up a new tour can rarely happen on the same day. I was so spoiled by my son’s computer. I am sure it was set up to play games on originally and had all the bells and whistles. It has been sent out to try and rescue any files and the same young man is working on a new computer for me.  It should be ready soon and I can’t wait. Patience has never been my strong suit. 

Mr. Dollycas is making good progress on his recovery with a few little bumps along the way. Helping with his care breaks up my day and gets me away from the computer frustration 🙂  I just wish the weather was nicer so he could get outside to walk and get some fresh air. This little house does not have a lot of walking areas. A visiting nurse has come to the house a couple of times but she shouldn’t be needed much longer if he continues to do his exercises without being reminded and continues walking. He plans to start working from home this week. I just hope his laptop doesn’t slow my computer down further. 🙂

Other than that, I read some good books and watched a little television. Did you do anything fun or exciting last week?


Weekly Rewind – January 7 – 12, 2019

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #2 2019

Tuesday – #Review / #Giveaway – Do No Harm: A Dr. Katie LeClair Mystery by Dawn Eastman

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday with Tracy Weber – Author of Murder Likes It Hot (A Downward Dog Mystery) #GuestPost / #Review / #Giveaway @midnightinkbook

Thursday – #Review / #Giveaway – The Lost Traveller: A County Cork Mystery by Sheila Connolly @crookedlanebks

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – Nipped in the Bud (An Orchard Mystery) by Sheila Connolly #Review / #Giveaway @SheilaConnolly

Saturday – Special Guest – Frances Metzman – Author of The Cha Cha Babes of Pelican Bay – Great Escapes Book Tour

I hope you have a wonderful week!

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Jan 122019
 

I am excited to welcome Frances Metzman to Escape With Dollycas today!

Hi Frances,

  1. What makes your books different from others out there in this genre?

 I believe I’ve gone the distance to develop my characters as much as the plot. It’s important to reveal my character’s upbringing as well as how they get through the hurdles and conflicts in their particular situation. How do they resolve overwhelming issues? What choices do they make and how does it reflect on their upbringing. How do they handle resolution and look to the future.

  1. What’s next on the horizon for you?

I have a sequel in progress to The Cha-Cha Babes of Pelican Way and an outline of a 3rd book.

  1. Tell us a little bit about yourself.

Formally, I was a sculptor and a social worker. I always wanted to write and 30 years – ago set out to do just that. But I knew structure was of the utmost importance. So, my quest included conferences, workshops, writing groups, individual lessons and wherever I could seek out information. They were given in tidbits, slivers or nonexistent. It was frustrating. I then devised my own standards of basic writing structure by piecing it together and lots of reading. I live by that framework and can manipulate the structure now without losing balance in writing. I liken it to the abstract painter who actually knows realistic work prior to experimenting. I teach that structure and occasionally meet resistance. Nonetheless, I will never divert and water it down.

  1. What are three things most people don’t know about you?

I hike/walk a lot, entertain to look like complex but try to use one pot, AND, I wanted to be a furniture maker but it won’t happen in this life.

  1. What is the first book you remember reading?

See Dick and Jane. I remember elements that were shocking to me. The dad going to work in a suit and briefcase, Mom kissing her children goodbye and conversations between parent and children – I came from a family of 5 children.

  1. What are you reading now?

The Gentleman from Moscow, Ian McEwan– Saturday, Alice Munro-Dear Life, Anne Tyler-St. Maybe, (I’m not always up-to-date)

  1. What made you decide you want to write?

I’m pretty sure it started as a healing process to re-arrange history and establish a resolution with my mother which I didn’t do in real life. Writing gave me the opportunity to manage the chaos in life so that conflicts are resolved and inner depths are examined. The process actually did help in my real life. 

  1. Do you have a special place you like to write?

I do. I write in my office.

  1. Do you write at the same day every day?

I try to write from 10 AM till 5 or 6 PM. If I start later in the day I try to work later – that is if my brain hasn’t gone numb.

  1. Where do the ideas for your books come from?

I think much of my ideas come from researching white collar crime. I read those types of crime in newspapers and from those who I have known.

  1. What books have most inspired you?

I think Cynthia Ozick for plotting and characterization early on and I admire Ian McEwan very much for his fastidious researching and characterization.

  1. Is there anything about writing you find most challenging?

Editing especially cutting my best pages.

  1. What do you think makes a good story?

 I believe in plotting even in literary books where there is a sense of a story. We have had stories – beginning, middle and ending from the earliest times of our lives. It doesn’t have to be obvious. It can be very subtle, even in literary books, but there nonetheless. Call me old-fashioned, it’s okay. Also, character development is equally if not more important.

  1. Which, of all your characters, do you think is the most like you?

That’s tough. Maybe a bit of them all, but Celia perhaps a tad more than others.

  1. Why did you pick your particular genre?

I’ve mentioned my fascination with white collar crimes committed by people I’ve known who are economically comfortable. Also, my need to bring about order and understand why people behave the way they do.

Thank you, Frances, for visiting today!

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About the Book

The Cha-Cha Babes of Pelican Way
Cozy Mystery
Wild River Consulting & Publishing, LLC (June 21, 2018)
Paperback: 506 pages
ISBN-10: 9781941948064
ISBN-13: 978-1941948064
Digital ASIN: B07CV2GP9Z

Would you move a dead body for the sake of your best friend? Ask cha-cha babe Celia Ewing, a sixty-five-year-old widow who has just settled into Boca Pelicano Palms, the Florida retirement community of her dreams. When Celia’s best friend Marcy calls her and their friend Deb for help in the middle of the night, they find a naked Marcy trapped under the body of her beau, the community’s board president, Melvin. And he’s dead. The three friends secretly move Melvin back to his apartment setting off a chain of events that will threaten to tear their community apart and send them to jail. Melvin is one of a number of residents who are dying under suspicious circumstances; and soon Celia becomes an amateur sleuth in an attempt to identify what she suspects is a serial murderer.

Filled with humorous, witty observations about retirement communities, the realities of getting older, and the promise of new love, the Cha-Cha Babes of Pelican Way celebrates the deep bonds of female friendships, the desire for companionship at any age, and shows us that it’s never too late to learn how to cha-cha through life.

About the Author

 

Frances Metzman, a graduate of Moore College of Art and a Masters degree from the University of Pennsylvania, co-authored a novel, Ugly Cookies, by Pella Press. Her short story collection, The Hungry Heart: Stories, was published by Wilderness House Press, February 1, 2012. In 2009 she won a nomination for a Dzanc Books award, “Best of the Web.” In addition to publishing numerous (25) short stories in various literary journals, she has a novel published by Wild River Books, 2018, The Cha-Cha Babes of Pelican Way. Her teaching credits include Adjunct professor at Rosemont College to graduate school, Temple University at OLLI (creative writing and memoir). Other writing workshops, memoir/creative writing, have been given at universities and colleges such as Bryn Mawr, Penn State, Delaware, University of Pennsylvania, Widener, etc. As fiction editor for a literary journal, Schuylkill Valley Journal, she selects and edits the submissions. Many articles, essays, and stories she writes deal with aspects of society that influences relationships for all ages, including the mature set (sometimes tongue in cheek). Many articles are dedicated to improving attitudes toward the mature folks and address myths about “age appropriate” thinking.

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Praise for The Cha-Cha Babes of Pelican Way
by Frances Metzman

What a page-turner. Honestly once I got into the story it was hard to put down!
~My Reading Journeys

This heartwarming cozy mystery is surprising uplifting; it certainly raised my spirits.
~Mallory Heart’s Cozies

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Jan 112019
 


On Flashback Fridays I will share with you
the books I was not able to review
when they were first released that have been screaming at me
from my To-Be-Read bookshelf.

Nipped in the Bud (An Orchard Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
12th in Series
Setting – Massachusetts
Beyond the Page Publishing (October 24, 2018)
Paperback: 212 pages
ISBN-10: 1946069876
ISBN-13: 978-1946069870
Kindle ASIN: B07JFP1BQ4

The New York Times bestselling author of A Late Frost returns with orchard owner Meg Chapin trying to stem the tide of crime . . .

Winter still has a firm stranglehold on the small town of Granford, and newly married orchard owner Meg Chapin is restless to begin her spring pruning and planting, while Seth busies himself with a new project of his own. But their relative peace is shattered when a gunshot breaks the winter silence and they discover the body of a dead woman on their land. What’s just as troubling is that the state police have hushed up the murder and are warning Meg not to investigate.

Never one to sit by idly with a killer on the loose, Meg starts digging for clues and probing for answers as discreetly as she can. When the victim turns out to have been an undercover reporter doing a story on the blossoming trade in illegal drugs in the area, Meg’s stunned to learn that this very modern crime has come to sleepy Granford. Unwilling to accept that the nasty business has put down roots so close to home—and led to a murder that occurred literally in her own backyard—Meg is determined to nip it in the bud before the town she knows and loves turns rotten . . .

Dollycas’s Thoughts

It is always good to catch up with Meg and Seth. The newly married couple is trying to fill their days as they anxiously await Spring to come to Granford, Massachusetts. Meg has a new orchard manager and he and Seth are building him a “tiny house” to give him and the couple their privacy.

Seth and Meg are out for a walk with their dog Max when they hear a gunshot and Max takes off to investigate. Seth is not far behind. He is stunned when he finds Max standing near a woman’s body. He notifies police, and they first decide it must have been a hunting accident. The warn Meg to stay out of their investigation, but with all the free time on her hands and the fact that the woman was killed on her property, there is no way she is going to sit this one out. She is going to nip this death in the bud come hell or high water.

I am thrilled this series has found a new home!

This is such a comfortable cozy. The characters are friendly, believable, and genuine. Meg and Seth going about their lives, still sorting things out now that they are married and dealing with the downtime of winter. They are still getting to know Larry the new orchard manager. He does not live in their house as Bree did. He is renting a room in Seth’s house along with a few other guys until his tiny house is built. I love that they are using the foundation of the old chicken coop to build the house on.

Not so cozy is finding another dead body. Ms. Connolly has produced a delightful mystery for her readers to enjoy. With this one happening so close to Meg and Seth’s home, it keeps the characters and us readers on high alert. The state police add to the intrigue by trying to keep the murder under wraps but Meg is keen to follow each twist and turn herself. What she finds opens several sets of eyes about things happening in the sweet little town of Granford. The story is so well-written and thought-provoking too.

The story was perfectly paced. I liked that it took place in the offseason for the orchard. It gave Meg plenty of time to snoop, but with Bree gone and Larry being so quiet, she worried a lot about things that needed to get done.

Strong characters and a great mystery. A grand addition to this series. Fill up your bushel basket and enjoy them all!

Dollycas

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About the Author

Sheila Connolly, Anthony and Agatha Award-nominated and New York Times bestselling author, writes mystery series set in Philadelphia (the Museum Mysteries), rural Massachusetts (the Orchard Mysteries), and Ireland (the County Cork Mysteries), as well as a paranormal romance series (the Relatively Dead series). She will introduce a new Victorian Village series set in Maryland in 2018. In addition, her short stories have appeared in multiple anthologies. Formerly a professional genealogist, she lives in Massachusetts, surrounded by many, many departed ancestors, with her husband and three cats, and owns a cottage in West Cork in Ireland, where her father’s family came from.

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The Lost Traveller: A County Cork Mystery
Cozy Mystery
7th in Series
Setting – Ireland
Crooked Lane Books (January 8, 2019)
Hardcover: 336 pages
ISBN-10: 1683318900
ISBN-13: 978-1683318903
Kindle ASIN: B07D2J14S8

Danger comes to Cork in the seventh County Cork mystery from New York Times bestselling author Sheila Connolly, and it’s up to Maura Donovan to find a way to protect all she’s worked for.

Pub owner Maura Donovan is settling into a charmed life in Ireland—until a mutilated body on her property ends her lucky streak.

Boston expat Maura Donovan came to Ireland to honor her grandmother’s last wish, but she never expected to stay in provincial County Cork—much less to inherit a house and a pub, Sullivan’s, in the small village of Leap. After a year-long struggle to stay in the black, Sullivan’s is finally thriving, and Maura has even brought back traditional Irish music to the pub. With a crop of new friends and a budding relationship with handsome Mick Nolan, Maura’s life seems rosier than ever—but even in Ireland, you can’t always trust your luck.

It begins with Maura’s discovery of a body in the ravine behind the pub. And then, the Irish gardaí reveal that the victim’s face has been battered beyond recognition. Who is the faceless victim? Who wanted him dead? And why was his body dumped in the backyard of Sullivan’s Pub? Even after the dead man is finally given a name, nobody admits to knowing him. In the tight-knit world of Leap, no one is talking—and now it’s up to Maura to uncover the dark secrets that lurk beneath the seemingly quiet town.

Dollycas’s Thoughts

After less than a year in Ireland Maura has been involved in solving several murders. This time the body is found in the ravine behind the pub and the man is unrecognizable due to his face being beaten to a pulp. It is hard to find a killer when you can’t identify the victim but that doesn’t keep Maura from trying.

I love this series, but this installment had a couple of issues for me. First, Maura is a smart woman, she was brave enough to travel to Ireland and take over the pub she inherited, but in this story, she surprised me.  Things she should have known like where her employees live and where Indiana is located within the U.S. were just two examples. Leap is not that big of a town to know where people reside, especially a man she is romantically involved with, and the majority of high school graduates should be able to visualize a map of the country they grew up in. She also seemed muddled about where she wanted to take her business, whether to add a kitchen or not, even though her employee, Rose, is in training to be a cook for the pub.

I love Rose, seventeen and going places. She is filled with ideas, confident, willing to learn, and such a hard worker. I think she has grown so much over this series while Maura seems to be going backward.

I really enjoyed learning about The Travellers and the way they are different from gypsies. A very interesting life, I wish we would have met more Travellers and learned their stories.

The mystery was hard to solve even after the man was identified, virtually no suspects. Maura’s theory kind of came out of blue along with the theme the ran throughout the book. She kept talking about it to everyone, so at times it got a little repetitious, but she didn’t give up and soon all the matters fell into place for a  very unusual ending that I really appreciated. The theme is a current hot topic in the states and it was interesting to learn about it with an Irish twist.

My issues with Maura’s character development aside, this was an entertaining story that kept my attention. It was unique in several ways and I enjoyed that.

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Note – The first four of this series were published by Berkley Prime Crime.
The series continues with books 5, 6 and 7 published by Crooked Lane Books.

 About The Author

Sheila is the author of many fantastic reads. She not only writes County Cork Mysteries but the Orchard Mysteries and the Museum Mysteries too. Visit Sheila’s webpage here to find out more about her and her books.

 



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Jan 092019
 

I am thrilled to welcome Tracy Weber back to Escape With Dollycas
for the first Cozy Wednesday of 2019! 

She is sharing news and wants our input!

Hi Everyone,

I have to admit, the launch of my sixth Downward Dog Mystery is bittersweet.  I’m delighted in every way possible with Murder Likes It Hot.  The cover is fantastic, I’ve wanted to use the title forever, and Kate finally finds the maturity and contentment I always hoped she would.  Plus, I got to name two characters—rats, no less!—after two of my favorite people, Ed and Lonnie.

But even as I celebrate the birth of my newest written child, I’m preparing to say goodbye to the series, at least for now.

I was about to start the final revisions of Murder Likes It Hot when I received some surprising news: My publisher, Midnight Ink, is closing its doors this summer.  To be honest, I’m luckier than many of my Inker brothers and sisters.  Since I was at the end of my second three-book contract, I was well aware that this might be the final installment of the series. So I closed with an ending meant to satisfy readers. No cliffhangers here! 😉

Readers who have read the entire series know how much Kate has changed since her beard-phobic, commitment-averse, serenity-impaired beginning.  She’s still not a perfect yogi, and she struggles to live up to her ideals every day. But Bella, her German shepherd sidekick, has mellowed her. Michael, her partner, has given her stability. And finding justice for a half-dozen murder victims has helped her discover her life’s purpose. I hope my readers will cheer her on and miss her antics as much as I will.

Many of my readers have asked me, what will happen next, both for my writing career and for Kate?

Answer? I honestly don’t know.

My agent is trying to get the rights back to earlier books in the series. If she’s successful, I’ll self-publish them and—if there’s enough reader interest—get started writing Book 7 in the series.  If not, I have an idea for a new series that I plan to start working on soon.

My life lately has been filled with change. Last year I sold my yoga studio, Whole Life Yoga. This past December, I graduated from the Northwest School of Canine Studies.  I’m a third of the way through a certificate program in applied animal behavior at the University of Washington.  Why wouldn’t my new interests find their way to a new series?

I think it would be a total kick to write a series starring an animal behaviorist, and Rainbow, a new character introduced in Murder Likes It Hot, would be a fabulous sleuth. She’s whispering story ideas in my ear, just like Kate did eight years ago.  The question is, should I write them down?

So, dear readers, what do you think?  Is this an end, or simply a new beginning?  I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments.

And don’t forget to give Murder Likes It Hot a read.  I hope you love it!

~Tracy

Thank you, Tracy, for visiting today. I am very excited about where your future may take you. 

Now let me give you my thoughts on Murder Likes It Hot.

Murder Likes It Hot (A Downward Dog Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
6th in Series
Setting – Washington State
Midnight Ink (January 8, 2019)
Paperback: 288 pages
ISBN-10: 0738750697
ISBN-13: 978-0738750699
Kindle ASIN: B07HL1HPJ5

Yogini and amateur sleuth Kate Davidson will need more than Warrior Pose to solve a murder and help homeless teens

Newly married yoga instructor Kate Davidson feels stuck in low-energy limbo, despite her high-energy life. She’s trying to conceive a child, keep her studio afloat now that the ultra-cheap Some Like It Hot Yoga studio has opened across the street, and start a yoga program at a local resource center for homeless youth.

When a center employee is found dead, Kate sets aside her fertility and financial woes to delve into the world of teenage homelessness. While digging for clues with her German shepherd Bella, Kate discovers that family can be formed by bonds stronger than shared DNA, and she must defend it at all costs.

Dollycas’s Thoughts

Kate and Michael’s wedded bliss is facing a tough time. They both want a child so much but have been unable to conceive and fertility treatments are so expensive. Add to that, there is a new yoga studio opening up right across the street from Kate’s studio, so she is worried about keeping her clients and her classes full. She has been asked to teach yoga at a local youth center that gives homeless teens a place to spend their days and to get help and education to get them off the streets. She accepts to add some extra cash to their baby fund.

After only 2 classes the director of the center is killed and one of her teenage students is the prime suspect. Kate has only just met the girl and knows just a snippet of the home life she ran away from, but a killer, there is just no way. With a little bit of help from best friend Rene and hubby Michael, Kate sets out to uncover the real killer.

Deep breaths, this story is more than a cozy mystery. It is an emotional story not only for our amateur sleuth but a teenager who goes by the name of Rainbow.

Tracy Weber really took a hold of my heart with this story just like she did the last. (If you have read Pre-Meditated Murder, you absolutely must.) Her recurring characters were already fleshed out and real, yet with each new installment, I grow to love them even more. They face real everyday problems just like you and me or people we all know, and then they add murder to the mix. German shepherd Bella always is a shining star no matter what her people are dealing with too.

This time Weber also introduces readers to some incredible new characters.  The homeless teens and the staff at the center and even two unusual pets. These characters, flawed and complex, are very well written and easily draw us in.

Kate throws herself into this mystery not only to solve it but to try to take her mind off her personal situations. The author really twists things up to not only drop the clues necessary but also showing us a side of Kate we are not used to seeing. I was totally captured by this story from the first page to the last.

I was reaching for the tissues at the superb ending. An ending not only for this book but probably the series. I feel these characters have been left in a good place, but my fingers are crossed that it will not be the last we see of them.

I have loved this series from the beginning. The books really need to be read in order to see the journey Kate has taken over the entire series. I highly recommend each and every one.

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Read my review of Pre-Meditated Murder here

Tracy Weber is a certified yoga therapist, the director of Whole Life Yoga Teacher Training, and the author of the award-winning Downward Dog Mysteries series.  She loves sharing her passions for yoga and animals in any way possible.

Tracy and her husband Marc live in Seattle with their precocious German shepherd, Ana. When she’s not writing, Tracy spends her time teaching yoga, trying to corral Ana, and sipping Blackthorn cider at her favorite ale house.

For more information on Tracy’s writing, visit her author website: http://TracyWeberAuthor.com/.


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Jan 082019
 


Do No Harm: A Dr. Katie LeClair Mystery
Mystery/ Amateur Sleuth
2nd in Series
Setting – Michigan
Crooked Lane Books (December 11, 2018)
Hardcover: 288 pages
ISBN-10: 1683317874
ISBN-13: 978-1683317876
Kindle ASIN: B078M3J4FK

Small-town doctor Katie LeClair is drawn back into an old murder investigation, a mysterious disappearance, and a dark undercurrent of violence.

The idyllic town of Baxter, Michigan, seemed like the perfect place for Dr. Katie LeClair to settle down after years toiling in medical school—until the murder of a patient shattered the peace she had found. Now on the mend and balancing the responsibilities of a new house and the joys of a new romance, Katie is finally ready to start enjoying life. But danger arrives just as the town is gearing up for its annual Halloween festival—and once again, this doctor-turned-sleuth will have to unmask a killer in their midst.

Trouble comes in threes this Halloween. Katie sees a new patient who has just been released from prison for a murder he says he didn’t commit. Inexplicably, the patient suddenly goes missing. And matters take an even more sinister turn when a college student who had been investigating Katie’s old murder case is found dead in the woods near Baxter.

Could Katie’s involvement with the case be responsible for the student’s violent death? Is her new patient truly a cold-blooded murderer? Is this Halloween about to become a real-life horror show?

Dollycas’s Thoughts

Dr. Katie LeClair is settling in and getting comfortable in Baxter, Michigan. Circumstances in book 1 have left the clinic shorthanded but Katie’s doctor boyfriend is filling in and picking up the slack.

Set in late October we meet Katie’s new patient Eugene Lowe, who has just been released from prison for a murder he still claims he didn’t commit. We also learn a young college student who had previously worked with Katie is missing. Taylor Knox just happened to be researching Lowe’s case for one of her classes when she went missing. After the girl’s body is found Eugene goes missing knowing he will be the prime suspect. Katie believes Eugene didn’t kill Taylor and probably didn’t kill the first woman either, she just has to prove it. With her brother Caleb techy knowledge and skills, she may be able to find the real killer.

I really like Katie LeClair, she is not only strong and smart she is compassionate and caring. She is not quick to judge and strives to get the true facts. Her brother Caleb has her back and is a great sounding board. New boyfriend Matt, also a doctor, wishes she would leave matters to police but knows Katie will not back away from the case so he also helps in any way he can. These characters are realistic and people I would like to know in real life. Ms. Eastman has also created a wonderful cast of secondary characters as well that clearly could be found in any small Midwestern town.

The mystery twists around and connects to Katie in different ways giving her the means to insert herself in key ways to follow up on clues and other information she has uncovered. I particularly enjoyed the way the police chief appreciated Katie’s input. The story had a rapid pace and elements that take this land this in the traditional mystery category. There was suspense in all the rights places and the author takes us on a great journey.

While this story can be read as a stand alone I believe the series should be read in order for maximum enjoyment. There are spoilers in this book if you plan to go back and read Unnatural Causes after reading this book.

Dawn Eastman has a writing style that I really enjoy. This is a great addition to this series.

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You can read my review of Unnatural Causes here


About the Author

National bestselling author Dawn Eastman was a family medicine physician in Michigan. Now she lives in Iowa with her husband, son, and daughter. When not writing, she keeps busy catering to the whims of a bossy bichon-shih tzu mix who wants to rule the world. This is her first Dr. Katie LeClair mystery. She is also the author of THE FAMILY FORTUNE MYSTERIES.

Author Links

Webpage – Facebook – Goodreads

Twitter – @DawnAEastman


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Jan 072019
 

Welcome to My Reading Itinerary Monday!

I apologize for missing last week due to my computer’s crash and burn!

Where are your books taking you this week?

I will be visiting Deleware, Pennsylvania, and Wales this week! 

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

Escapes Completed


Do No Harm: A Dr. Katie LeClair Mystery
by Dawn Eastman
Release Date – December 11, 2018
Setting – Michigan
Review will be up tomorrow!


Murder Likes It Hot (A Downward Dog Mystery)
by Tracy Weber
Release Date – January 8, 2019
Setting – Washington State
Tracy Weber will be my guest this week for Cozy Wednesday!


The Lost Traveller: A County Cork Mystery
by Sheila Connolly
Release Date – January 8, 2019
Setting – Ireland
Review will be up Thursday!


Nipped in the Bud (An Orchard Mystery)
by Sheila Connolly
Release Date – October 29, 2018
Setting – Massachusetts
My Flashback Friday Read

Scheduled Escapes


In Dog We Trust
by Beth Kendrick
Release Date – January 8, 2019
Setting – Deleware
For Review


Academic Curveball (Braxton Campus Mysteries)
by James J. Cudney
Release Date – October 15, 2018
Setting – Pennsylvania
The Great Escapes Book Tour stops here next week for Cozy Wednesday!


The Wrong Boy
by Cathy Ace
Release Date – January 9, 2019
Setting – Wales
The Great Escapes Tour stops here next Thursday!

Future Escapes

January 7 – 13, 2019


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Jan 062019
 

Escape With Dollycas Is 10 Years Old – Blogoversary #Giveaway – Day #7 @dollycas


For This Last Blogoversary Giveaway

Let me Clear My Shelf and Stock Yours! 

1 person will win all these paperbacks!

That’s 27 Books!

PLUS

The Home Alone 2019 Wall Calendar
To plot or keep track of all your Book Escapes!

 

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