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A Murder Between the Pages: A Book Shop Cozy Mystery (Main Street Book Club Mysteries) by Amy Lillard #Spotlight @PPPress @AmyWritesRomance

A Murder Between the Pages: A Book Shop Cozy Mystery
(Main Street Book Club Mysteries)

Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Setting – Mississippi
Poisoned Pen Press (November 24, 2020)
Mass Market Paperback ‏ : ‎ 320 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1492687804
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1492687801
Kindle ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0861BGZGR

This murder will have to be solved by the book…

It was only a few months ago that the ladies of Arlo’s Friday Night Book Club—Fern, Camille, and Helen—solved the murder of the renowned author, Wally Harrison. So when they select Wally’s bestseller, Missing Girl, for their next discussion, Arlo is hopeful it will be the end of their mystery hunt.

But since their recent success as sleuths the crew officially see themselves as a women’s mystery club, and they’re convinced Missing Girl was inspired by a 50-year-old cold case. It’s a case from their own Sugar Springs, Mississippi—the disappearance of Mary Kennedy—and Arlo can do little to stop the book club ladies from investigating.

But what starts out as a fun hunch quickly turns into a very real cold case murder mystery when a young girl is murdered in the exact place the women believe Mary went missing all those years ago. It’s clear the two cases are connected—and the mystery book club is determined to find answers. With Arlo’s help, they may just be able to crack the case.

Dollycas’s Thoughts

I apologize. A minor medical emergency robbed a few hours of my life and I didn’t get my review written for this book. I will post it later this week. 

 

About Amy Lillard

Amy Lillard is the award-winning author of more than twenty novels, including the Wells Landing series, The Quilting Circle novels, the Sugarcreek Amish Mysteries and the Kappy King Mysteries. Born and raised in Mississippi, she now lives with her husband and son in Oklahoma. Please visit her online at www.AmyWritesRomance.com.

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My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #45 – 2021

Welcome to My Reading Itinerary Monday!

Where are your books taking you this week?

I will be traveling to Florida, Kenya, and New Mexico!

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

Escapes Completed


A Toast to Murder (Mack’s Bar Mysteries)
by Allyson K. Abbott
Release Date – July 25, 2017
Setting – Wisconsin
My Flashback Friday Read – My Review


A Murder Between the Pages: A Book Shop Cozy Mystery
by Amy Lillard
Release Date November 24, 2020
Setting – Mississippi
My Review will be up by tomorrow. 


Death at the Salon (A Daisy Thorne Mystery)
by Louise R. Innes
Release Date – March 30, 2021
Setting – Surrey, England
I will feature this book this week for Cozy Wednesday!

Current Escape


Last Call (Mack’s Bar Mysteries)
by Allyson K. Abbott
Release Date – July 31, 2018
Setting – Wisconsin
My Flashback Friday Read!

Scheduled Escapes


Styled for Murder (Bad Hair Day Mysteries)
by Nancy J. Cohen
Release Date – November 16, 2021
Setting – Florida
The Great Escapes Book Tour stops here nwxt Tuesday!


Wild Dog Revenge: A Page-Turning Cozy Murder Mystery
(A Kenya Kanga Mystery)

by Victoria Tait
Release Date – November 12, 2021
Setting – Kenya
The Great Escapes Book Tour stops here next week for Cozy Wednesday!


Nightmare On The Bike Trail (A Southwest Exposure Mystery)
by Jodi Linton
Release Date – November 6, 2021
Setting – New Mexico
The Great Escape Tour stops here next Thursday!

Future Escapes

November 7 – 13, 2021 


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Sunday Salon / Sunday Post – A Week in the Life of Dollycas – Weekly Rewind – New Arrivals

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informal week in review gathering place for bloggers.

It is also a place to share our thoughts about things of a bookish nature.
You can also link up weekly on Readerbuzz.

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~ 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!

A Week in the Life of Dollycas

It has been quite a week.

Two more grands went trick or treating last week on Sunday. Remi and Natalie look like they had plenty of fun

Kaden stated he is too old for it anymore. I can’t believe he will be fourteen this Friday.

On Tuesday I went to be weekly Wound Care appointment and it didn’t go well. I have a lot of edema in my right (paralyzed) leg and the doctor felt I was not getting enough compression on the leg and when the leg expanded it was opening the wound wider. So new plan. Instead of going once a week, I am now going to go 3 times a week so they can change the compression bandage more often. They hope the tighter compression along with being off my cancer medication will enhance the healing process. We also talked about using a special product that needs approval from my insurance and also needs to have a co-pay that doesn’t break the bank that should speed the healing process. We will learn more about that at my appointments this week.

Then on Wednesday, the Packer Universe blew up with the news that our star quarterback Aaron Rodgers had COVID and was unvaccinated. His response just made things worse and by Friday he was losing his endorsement deals. Personally, I am totally disappointed in this man. He is supposed to be a leader to his team, an icon to children and adults. He has stated several different reasons for not getting the vaccine and that is his choice. The NFL has a protocol for unvaccinated players but he lied by saying he was “immunized” and followed the vaccinated protocol. This is also the man that sat out the pre-season and stated he wanted to be traded for weeks. The man is a great football player. The Packers catered to almost everything he asked for to get him back in Green Bay. He wanted to win another Super Bowl and the team may have been on track to do that. Now he is sick and can’t play today. How is this virus going to affect his body? Who knows what kind of punishment the NFL may take against him? How many other endorsement deals will he lose? He may have blown up his career because he wasn’t truthful or heaven forbid – gotten the J&J shot like I did, (he has said he is allergic to something in the mRNA vaccines.) and gotten on with his life. Instead, he is blaming others and compounding the lies. Even if he does come back and take us to the Super Bowl I have lost total respect for him. I am sure many fans will say the same. Us Packer fans bleed green and gold but Aaron Rodgers has tainted this year. End of Rant.

Back to blog stuff, I took a giant step and have trained Mr. Dollycas how to do the daily book tour promos I do each morning. He needs to do a few more days to get comfortable but for the most part, is doing an excellent job. It is amazing what a little bit of help means. Because of this, I am freed up to get caught up on things I have been getting behind on like I have started to get my 2022 Reading Challenges set up and should have them up for Sign Ups soon. I was able to update my 2021 Book Recommendation Page through the end of the year and should be able to start the 2022 page soon. But the biggest thing was tackling my emails, I made a huge dent on Friday. Hopefully, it will also allow me to get the remaining tour requests for 2021 out to the bloggers faster and get back on track with requests for 2022. Since September we have had a flood of requests. I am thrilled about that, but due to all the medical appointments, I have not booked them fast enough. I am so thankful for everyone’s patience but I am striving to do better. Maybe he will be willing to learn more things to help me out.  😀

So how was your week? Please share in the comments below. 


Weekly Rewind – November 1 – 6, 2021

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #44 – 2021

Tuesday – The Girl You Killed by Leslie Wolfe #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday featuring An Eggnog to Die For (A Cape Cod Foodie Mystery) by Amy Pershing #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

Thursday – An Eggnog to Die For (A Cape Cod Foodie Mystery) by Amy Pershing #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – A Toast to Murder (Mack’s Bar Mysteries) by Allyson K. Abbott #Review / #Giveaway @@KensingtonBooks

Saturday – Murder, She Wrote: Debonair in Death (Murder She Wrote) by Jessica Fletcher and Terrie Farley Moran #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

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Murder, She Wrote: Debonair in Death (Murder She Wrote) by Jessica Fletcher and Terrie Farley Moran #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour


Murder, She Wrote: Debonair in Death (Murder She Wrote)
by Jessica Fletcher and Terrie Farley Moran

I am so happy to shine by Spotlights on Debonair in Death today!

About Debonair in Death

Murder, She Wrote: Debonair in Death (Murder She Wrote)
Cozy Mystery
54th in Series
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Berkley (November 2, 2021)
Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 288 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0593333624
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0593333624
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B08W1XCZH4

When a local art shop owner is murdered, Jessica Fletcher is surprised to once again be working alongside her old friend MI-6 agent Michael Haggerty to solve the case in the newest mystery in this USA Today bestselling series.

 

When Nelson Penzell, co-owner of a local art and treasure store in Cabot Cove, is murdered, the nail tech from Jessica Fletcher’s favorite beauty parlor is the main suspect. After all, she’s the one who ran out of the store screaming, covered in blood, and holding the murder weapon. Jessica is positive that despite the circumstances, Coreen can’t possibly be guilty, and is determined to prove it.

 

When Michael Haggerty, handsome MI-6 agent and Jessica’s old friend, is caught snooping around the victim’s home, it’s quickly apparent to her that she was right. Nelson has always had a bit of a reputation for being a rake, but Haggerty is sure his sins go far beyond what anyone in town imagined. If she wants to clear Coreen’s name, Jessica will have to work alongside Michael to find out who killed Nelson—and maybe help bust a crime ring in the process.

 

About the Authors

Terrie Farley Moran is co-author, along with Jessica Fletcher, of the Murder, She Wrote series. Terrie is also the author of the beachside Read ‘Em and Eat cozy novels, and is co-author of Laura Childs’ scrapbooking mysteries. Her short mystery fiction has been published in numerous venues. Terrie is a recipient of both the Agatha and the Derringer awards.

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Co-Written with Laura Childs

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Great Escapes Praise for Murder, She Wrote: Debonair in Death (Murder She Wrote)
by Jessica Fletcher and Terrie Farley Moran

All in all this was a fun read. I will definitely be reading more. Maybe checking out my library.
~My Reading Journeys

Murder She Wrote: Debonair in Death has a well-plotted mystery with several plausible . . .
~Christy’s Cozy Corners

Debonair in Death by Terrie Farley Moran is like jumping into a Murder She Wrote episode. I loved it.
~Baroness’ Book Trove

This was a great Murder She Wrote read that I thoroughly enjoyed and it’s so fun visiting Cabot Cove again!
~Books to the Ceiling

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November 1 – I’m All About Books – SPOTLIGHT
November 2 – My Reading Journeys – REVIEW  
November 2 – Here’s How It Happened – SPOTLIGHT
November 2 – Maureen’s Musings – SPOTLIGHT
November 3 – Christy’s Cozy Corners – REVIEW
November 4 – Novels Alive – AUTHOR INTERVIEW
November 4 – Sapphyria’s Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
November 5 – Baroness’ Book Trove – REVIEW
November 5 – Books to the Ceiling – REVIEW
November 6 – FUONLYKNEW – SPOTLIGHT
November 6 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – SPOTLIGHT
November 7 – Cozy Up With Kathy – REVIEW
November 8 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
November 9 – Ascroft, eh? – CHARACTER INTERVIEW
November 9 – Christa Reads and Writes – SPOTLIGHT
November 10 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT
November 10 – Laura’s Interests – REVIEW
November 11 – The Book’s the Thing – REVIEW
November 12 – Author Elena Taylor’s Blog – CHARACTER INTERVIEW
November 13 – I Read What You Write – REVIEW, AUTHOR INTERVIEW
November 14 – BookishKelly2020 – SPOTLIGHT  
November 14 – Dear Reader – REVIEW

 

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#FlashbackFriday – A Toast to Murder (Mack’s Bar Mysteries) by Allyson K. Abbott #Review / #Giveaway @KensingtonBooks

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.


A Toast to Murder (Mack’s Bar Mysteries)
Cozy Mystery
5th in Series
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Kensington (July 25, 2017)
Mass Market Paperback ‏ : ‎ 352 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1496701720
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1496701725
Kindle ASIN ‏ : ‎ B01M6AOYKL

As the champagne flows on New Year’s Eve, a bar owner and her buddies try to solve a bouncer’s murder in a sparkling mystery with drink recipes included.

As Milwaukee counts down to New Year’s Eve, bar owner Mackenzie “Mack” Dalton has but one resolution—unmask the dangerous mastermind who has been taunting her and killed bouncer Gary Gunderson. Mack and her fellow barflies have fleshed out a suspect and arranged an invite-only party to put a cork in the murderer’s game for good. But when the clock strikes midnight and their suspect is found cold and stiff on the basement stairs, it seems the celebration may have come too soon. Now Mack must rely on her special talents to find the real criminal among the crowd of revelers—or someone won’t survive until last call . . .

Dollycas’s Thoughts

With New Year’s Day approaching bar owner Mackenzie “Mack” Dalton has decided she has just one New Year’s resolution . . . to get her life back! Two people close to her have been killed and she knows she is next. This dastardly letter writer has threatened her and her friends long enough. She has a plan to nab the killer right after the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s and put an end to the race against time she has been on long enough.

What could possibly go wrong?


Ms. Abbott has created a large dynamic and diverse cast of characters over the course of this series. I find them very easy to keep track of because of the excellent character development that has taken place. The cool thing is there is still room for them to grow. I love the Capone Club and its endeavors to solve mysteries. Mack has kept her personal case from most of them to try to keep them safe. She really does put everyone else first. Still on crutches she and the undercover cop pretending to be her boyfriend Mal work hard to chase down clues before the time runs out staving off another death.

What I really enjoy is virtually traveling with these characters to Milwaukee’s wonderful tourist attractions. In this book, we visit the Mitchell Domes, the Pabst Mansion, and the Milwaukee Museum all decked out in their holiday finery. They are all places I love to take my family. They also have perfect little nooks and crannies and dirt for Mack and Mal to look for clues. It was fun the last few books to go everywhere with them but being tied to a possible murder made things intense.

In past installments, there was always a primary mystery with the letter-writer mystery holding the secondary place. This time it had to be the main mystery to enable it to reach its satisfying conclusion. The author added plenty of twists and turns. Many involved Mack’s special Synaesthesia gift and others good old-fashioned legwork. With a long list of suspects, they had a quagmire of details to work through.

Also wrapped up at the end of this story was the romantic triangle of Mack, Duncan, and Mal, but I was pretty unhappy with the choice she made. I am curious to see how the relationship she has chosen works.

A Toast to Murder is a complex mystery with genuine characters. Having it set close to where I live and have traveled and the fact that I grew up in a bar environment too makes this series extra special for me. It was a Perfect Escape.

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About the Author

Allyson K. Abbott is a pseudonym used by suspense writer Beth Amos. Beth has enjoyed a varied writing career that included a stint as a book reviewer and several years of nonfiction freelancing. Now she writes only fiction, and in stark contrast to her “day job” as an ER nurse, where she gets to save lives, the one common factor in her fiction, no matter what name it’s written under, is that someone always dies. Allyson K. Abbott is my little insider joke at having to pick yet another pseudonym. It’s not a coincidence the initials are what they are.  Check out her webpage here and on Facebook here. Allyson also writes as Annelise Ryan.

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An Eggnog to Die For (A Cape Cod Foodie Mystery) by Amy Pershing #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

Day 2
I apologize for not getting my review posted yesterday.
Doctor’s appointments have really been cutting into my days.
For more details be sure to read my Sunday Salon/Post post on Sunday.


An Eggnog to Die For (A Cape Cod Foodie Mystery)
by Amy Pershing

About An Eggnog to Die For

An Eggnog to Die For (A Cape Cod Foodie Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Setting – Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Berkley (November 9, 2021)
Mass Market Paperback ‏ : ‎ 320 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0593199162
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0593199169
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B08VRGNFST

Professional foodie Samantha Barnes has a simple Christmas list: a quiet holiday at home with her dog and a certain handsome harbormaster; no embarrassing viral videos; and no finding dead bodies. Unfortunately, she’s got family visiting, she’s spending a lot of time in front of the camera, and she’s just stumbled over the lifeless body of the town’s Santa Claus.

Plus, Sam’s plans for Christmas Eve are getting complicated. There’s the great eggnog debate among her very opinionated guests. There’s the “all edible” Christmas tree to decorate. And there’s her Feast of the Five Fishes prepare. Nonetheless, Sam finds herself once again in the role of sleuth. She needs to find out who slayed this Santa—but can she pull off a perfect feast and nab a killer?

Dollycas’s Thoughts

To say professional foodie Samantha Barnes has a lot on her list is an understatement this Christmas season. Her parents have arrived unexpectedly reporting Christmas in Florida is just not the same. Without a rental car, Sam becomes their chauffeur. She has articles to write and videos to make for her job at the Clarion. She also has a Christmas Eve dinner planned, a Feast of the Five Fishes, including eggnog for her family and friends. All that plus a Santa’s Seashore Selebration happening complete with a 5K Santa Stroll and Santa Trolley and Santa arriving at the harbor on Sam’s boyfriend’s boat with Jason decked out in an elf costume.

She wants to check the video for a new restaurant, The Ginger Jar, off her list, so they agree to do it after Santa’s big arrival. The taping went great but Sam finds a terrible gift on her way to the bathroom, a very shiny black boot, a hand clutching a manilla folder, all attached to a very dead Santa. She quickly realizes her Christmas List has gotten suddenly longer. She may need a miracle but she is going to get everything on her list checked off and track down the killer that struck down Santa Claus.


I fell hard for Samantha Barnes in the first book, A Side of Murder. She is such a smart sleuth and she has a terrific sense of humor. She is tall in stature and uses that trait wisely. In An Eggnog to Die For, we see where she gets her drive from. Her mother is like a steamroller when she gets an idea. It is best to get on board to get out of the way. She falls into her old reporter’s shoes quickly to help solve the murder even if it means questioning some dark individuals. Her father is more laid back, a real teddy bear. A man that brings balance to any situation is his own quiet way. I really enjoyed meeting Sam’s parents and am so glad they arrived for the holidays. Of course, the wonderful Diogi returns. Such a great doggie.

The other characters we met in the first book return but there are a couple of newcomers. Julie and Martin Bruni, the brother and sister are the owners of The Ginger Jar. a small plates and craft cocktail restaurant that has been a big hit with the younger crowd of Fair Harbor. Martin is the brains behind drinks like Caribbean Christmas Eggnog and Santa Clausmopolitan. Julie is a terrific chef serving up yummy oyster stew and peekytoe crab dip with wonton chips. I would love a place like that but sadly both owners are on the suspect list.

The author has reeled in a bunch of red herrings to distract and misdirect. Sam is an awesome multitasker juggling her dinner plans, work, and the murder. I really like the way she discusses her findings and theories with Jason. She does notice things other people miss. It was fun following the clues with Sam. The culprit was on my radar for a second or two but was dismissed only to circle back around as the clues really fell into place.

The setting of this series is something that really resonates with me. Sam inherited a wonderful home from her Aunt Ida. There is an ell where she lived her last days but the main part of the house needs work and in this story, we found it holds some treasures. It also has a spectacular view. The descriptions of the wonderful home made me so happy. Years ago when I was just starting my married life I would have loved to find a home like this and bring it back to its glory. Now I can get a taste of the renovations by slipping into Sam’s world.

Ms. Pershing has written a story that will get you in the Christmas spirit. The characters are well crafted and all feel like they could be neighbors and friends we could meet anywhere. The mystery was entertaining and fun. And the food . . . oh! the food! There are recipes for a delightful dinner at the end of the book and I plan to try them all as soon as my own personal chef/husband prepares them. Be sure to add An Eggnog To Die For to your Christmas reading lists.

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About Amy Pershing 


Amy Pershing, who spent every summer of her childhood on Cape Cod, was an editor, a restaurant reviewer and a journalist before leading employee communications at a global bank. A few years ago she waved goodbye to Wall Street to write full time. An Eggnog to Die For is the second of the Cape Cod Foodie mysteries featuring Samantha Barnes, a disgraced but resilient ex-chef who retreats home to Cape Cod where she finds herself juggling a new job as the local paper’s “Cape Cod Foodie,” a complicated love life, a posse of just-slightly-odd friends, a falling-down house, a ginormous puppy and a propensity for falling over dead bodies. Kirkus Reviews gave An Eggnog to Die For a starred review, saying, “A delightful sleuth, a complex mystery, and lovingly described cuisine: a winner for both foodies and mystery mavens.” A Side of Murder, the first of the Cape Cod Foodie mysteries, which Elizabeth Gilbert called “the freshest, funniest mystery I have ever read,” was the first book in the series.  The third, Murder Is No Picnic, will be published in May 2022.

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Book 3 – Coming June 7, 2022

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TOUR PARTICIPANTS – Please visit all the stops. 
November 2 – Novels Alive – AUTHOR INTERVIEW
November 2 – I’m All About Books – SPOTLIGHT
November 3 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – REVIEW
November 3 – Moonlight Rendezvous – REVIEW \
November 4 – Mysteries with Character – GUEST POST
November 4 – Maureen’s Musings – SPOTLIGHT
November 5 – Cozy Up With Kathy – REVIEW
November 5 – The Avid Reader – REVIEW
November 6 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW
November 6 – Reading, Writing & Stitch-Metic – RECIPE POST
November 7 – Laura’s Interests – CHARACTER GUEST POST
November 8 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT
November 8 – Reading Is My SuperPower – REVIEW
November 9 – Literary Gold – AUTHOR INTERVIEW
November 10 – Christy’s Cozy Corners – GUEST POST
November 10 – Sapphyria’s Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
November 11 – Ascroft, eh? – CHARACTER INTERVIEW
November 12 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
November 12 – Mochas, Mysteries and Meows – CHARACTER INTERVIEW
November 13 – My Reading Journeys – REVIEW  
November 14 – Cassidy’s Bookshelves – CHARACTER GUEST POST
November 15 – Melina’s Book Blog – REVIEW
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Cozy Wednesday featuring An Eggnog to Die For (A Cape Cod Foodie Mystery) by Amy Pershing #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour


An Eggnog to Die For (A Cape Cod Foodie Mystery)
by Amy Pershing

About An Eggnog to Die For

An Eggnog to Die For (A Cape Cod Foodie Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Setting – Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Berkley (November 9, 2021)
Mass Market Paperback ‏ : ‎ 320 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0593199162
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0593199169
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B08VRGNFST

Professional foodie Samantha Barnes has a simple Christmas list: a quiet holiday at home with her dog and a certain handsome harbormaster; no embarrassing viral videos; and no finding dead bodies. Unfortunately, she’s got family visiting, she’s spending a lot of time in front of the camera, and she’s just stumbled over the lifeless body of the town’s Santa Claus.

 

Plus, Sam’s plans for Christmas Eve are getting complicated. There’s the great eggnog debate among her very opinionated guests. There’s the “all edible” Christmas tree to decorate. And there’s her Feast of the Five Fishes prepare. Nonetheless, Sam finds herself once again in the role of sleuth. She needs to find out who slayed this Santa—but can she pull off a perfect feast and nab a killer?

Dollycas’s Thoughts

Real-life got in the way this week so this book/tour will receive a bonus day tomorrow with a whole new post!!

 

 

About Amy Pershing 


Amy Pershing, who spent every summer of her childhood on Cape Cod, was an editor, a restaurant reviewer and a journalist before leading employee communications at a global bank. A few years ago she waved goodbye to Wall Street to write full time. An Eggnog to Die For is the second of the Cape Cod Foodie mysteries featuring Samantha Barnes, a disgraced but resilient ex-chef who retreats home to Cape Cod where she finds herself juggling a new job as the local paper’s “Cape Cod Foodie,” a complicated love life, a posse of just-slightly-odd friends, a falling-down house, a ginormous puppy and a propensity for falling over dead bodies. Kirkus Reviews gave An Eggnog to Die For a starred review, saying, “A delightful sleuth, a complex mystery, and lovingly described cuisine: a winner for both foodies and mystery mavens.” A Side of Murder, the first of the Cape Cod Foodie mysteries, which Elizabeth Gilbert called “the freshest, funniest mystery I have ever read,” was the first book in the series.  The third, Murder Is No Picnic, will be published in May 2022.

Pre-order An Eggnog to Die For Here

Order A Side of Murder Here

Website: AmyPershingAuthor.com

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Book 1 in this Series

Book 3 – Coming June 7, 2022

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TOUR PARTICIPANTS – Please visit all the stops. 
November 2 – Novels Alive – AUTHOR INTERVIEW
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The Girl You Killed by Leslie Wolfe #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour


The Girl You Killed
by Leslie Wolfe

About The Girl You Killed


The Girl You Killed
Psychological Thriller, Domestic, Legal
Stand-Alone Novel
Setting – Texas
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Italics Publishing (October 5, 2021)
Number of Pages – 302
ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09CN54114

Andrea Brafford’s life is nearly perfect. A passionate marine biologist, happily married to Craig, the man she loves, recently moved into a home commensurate with their success to enjoy a life many others only dream about, in one of Houston’s most desirable suburbs. But only a few months later, a trial that dramatically polarizes their town names Craig Brafford as a defendant in the murder of his young wife, shattering the serenity of the peaceful community.

Andi’s name is on everyone’s lips, her relationships exposed and torn to shreds in a highly publicized case that has everyone’s eyes glued to the internet. Andrea’s life remains a mystery that investigators and public opinion equally fail to solve. Was she the happy, devoted wife she’d made everyone believe she was?

Only she can answer that question.

The best-selling author of Dawn Girl is back with a suspenseful, gripping psychological thriller. Fans of Celeste Ng, Alex Michaelides, and Liane Moriarty will enjoy The Girl You Killed, an addictive psychological thriller that will keep readers enthralled until the last page.

Dollycas’s Thoughts

Andrea Bradford is blissfully happy in her marriage. Her husband adores her, they have a beautiful home in a fantastic neighborhood and she just found out she is pregnant. The only thing she desires is a job, hopefully at her alma mater using her skills as a marine biologist.

Tragically, Andi’s life is cut short when she is murdered. Her husband Craig is the police’s prime suspect. The community quickly becomes invested in Andi’s life and death. Will the truth be revealed?


I have to start this review by saying I have to be careful because I don’t want to give anything away because WOW! This was a heck of a story.

The characters are solidly developed over the course of this story. It is impossible not to like Andi and become invested in her life. Craig on the other hand is the exact opposite. He starts out just fine but quickly turns into quite a scoundrel.

The author takes her time and knows how to build the tension slowly pulling the reader deeper and deeper into the intricate web of this psychological thriller.  She manipulated the story and the characters in such an excellent way. Her detailed writing style lends well to a story like this. Craig was clearly driven. Andi seemed to be under his spell until it was too late. I liked that some chapters ended with some court testimony teasing us of what was to come. For me, that really ramped up the speed of my reading and one more chapter – itis. The book kept me up reading into the early morning hours because I just couldn’t put it down.

Ms. Wolfe has written a gripping, compelling, powerful story with surprising twists and turns. She took me on a wild wide and I enjoyed each and every page.

This is the first book I have read by this author but it won’t be the last. She appears to be a prolific writer so I have plenty of books to choose from.

An exciting thriller with solid character development I have to give The Girl You Killed my highest rating. Paradise.

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About Leslie Wolfe

Leslie Wolfe is a bestselling author whose novels break the mold of traditional thrillers. She creates unforgettable, brilliant, strong women heroes who deliver fast-paced, satisfying suspense, backed up by extensive background research in technology and psychology.

Leslie released the first novel, Executive, in October 2011. Since then, she has written many more, continuing to break down barriers of traditional thrillers. Her style of fast-paced suspense, backed up by extensive background research in technology and psychology, has made Leslie one of the most read authors in the genre and she has created an array of unforgettable, brilliant and strong women heroes along the way.

A recently released standalone and an addictive, heart-stopping psychological thriller, The Girl You Killed will appeal to fans of The Undoing, The Silent Patient, or Little Fires Everywhere. Reminiscent of the television drama Criminal Minds, her series of books featuring the fierce and relentless FBI Agent Tess Winnett would be of great interest to readers of James Patterson, Melinda Leigh, and David Baldacci crime thrillers. Fans of Kendra Elliot and Robert Dugoni suspenseful mysteries would love the Las Vegas Crime series, featuring the tension-filled relationship between Baxter and Holt. Finally, her Alex Hoffmann series of political and espionage action adventure will enthrall readers of Tom Clancy, Brad Thor, and Lee Child.

Leslie has received much acclaim for her work, including inquiries from Hollywood, and her books offer something that is different and tangible, with readers becoming invested in not only the main characters and plot but also with the ruthless minds of the killers she creates.

A complete list of Leslie’s titles is available at LeslieWolfe.com/books.

Leslie enjoys engaging with readers every day and would love to hear from you. Become an insider: gain early access to previews of Leslie’s new novels.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Receiving a complimentary copy in no way reflected my review of this book. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #44 – 2021

Welcome to My Reading Itinerary Monday!

Where are your books taking you this week?

I will be traveling to Milwaukee, Mississippi, and England!

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

Escapes Completed


Dark Night: A Mystery (Alaska Wild)
by Paige Shelton
Release Date – December 7, 2021
Setting – Alaska
My Review


The Girl You Killed
by Leslie Wolfe
Release Date – October 19, 2021
Setting – Texas
The Great Escapes Book Tour stops here tomorrow!


An Eggnog to Die For (A Cape Cod Foodie Mystery)
by Amy Pershing
Release Date – November 9, 2021
Setting – Massachusetts
The Great Escapes Tour stops her for Cozy Wednesday this week!

Scheduled Escapes


A Toast to Murder (Mack’s Bar Mysteries)
by Allyson K. Abbott
Release Date – July 25, 2017
Setting – Wisconsin
My Flashback Friday Read


A Murder Between the Pages: A Book Shop Cozy Mystery
by Amy Lillard
Release Date November 24, 2020
Setting – Mississippi
For Review


Death at the Salon (A Daisy Thorne Mystery)
by Louise R. Innes
Release Date – March 30, 2021
Setting – Surrey, England
I will feature this book next week for Cozy Wednesday!

Future Escapes

October 31 – November 6, 2021 


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Sunday Salon / Sunday Post – A Week in the Life of Dollycas – Weekly Rewind – New Arrivals

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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 AND HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

A Week in the Life of Dollycas

This week I was treated to two doctor’s appointments. Tuesday to the Wound Care Clinic and Thursday to the Cancer Center. The wounds on my leg showed a little healing after being off the potent cancer drug for just a week. I do feel a little better overall too. I met with my oncologist on Thursday and he is not happy to have me off the med especially because I am almost at the halfway point of the proposed regimen that has finally received FDA approval. When the sores heal up he plans to put me back on it to finish the course. I am still taking the Anastrozole that is usual for people with breast cancer. The best thing was after we left the Cancer Center we stopped at the Dairy Queen for an ice cream cone.

Thursday night was spent watching the Packers almost lose. That last interception was priceless. Then the Badgers won handily yesterday. It was a good week for Wisconsin football.

Trick or Treating here was yesterday and Charlotte and her daddy traveled around town and then came back here to help pass out candy. She was such a cute little witch.

Thomas was with his dad for the holiday and Kaden, Remi, and Natalie will be Trick or Treating tomorrow. Hopefully, their moms will send me pictures to share next week.

The week was also filled with blogs, book tours, and reading. I am not sure why but my reading speed has slowed down which is not good for all the books plotted on my reading calendar.

How was your week? Tell me something fun you did last week!


Weekly Rewind October 25 – 30, 2021

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #43 – 2021

Tuesday – Getaway With Murder: The Mountain Lodge Mysteries by Diane Kelly #Review

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday featuring Trouble Brewing (Barks & Beans Cafe Cozy Mystery) by Heather Day Gilbert #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @heatherdgilbert

Thursday – Dark Night: A Mystery (Alaska Wild Series) by Paige Shelton #EarlyReview @MinotaurBooks @AuthorPaige

Friday – Punkin Strudel Mayhem (The Cast Iron Skillet Mystery Series) by Jodi Rath #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @jodirath   

Saturday – Gobbledy: A Novel by Lis Anna-Langston #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @LisAnnaLangston

I hope you have a wonderful week!

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