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My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #28 – 2022

Welcome to My Reading Itinerary Monday!

Where are your books taking you this week?

I will be traveling to Washington State, Arizona, and home to Wisconsin!

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

Escapes Completed


A Perilous Pal (A Friend for Hire Mystery)
by Laura Bradford
Release Date – July 5, 2022
Setting – Tennessee
My Review will be up tomorrow!


Muddled Through (A Maine Clambake Mystery)
by Barbara Ross
Release Date – June 28, 2022
Setting – Maine
I will feature this book for Cozy Wednesday this week!


Killers of a Feather (Urban Tails Pet Shop Mysteries)
by T. C. LoTempio
Release Date – June 21, 2022
Setting – Connecticut
The Great Escapes Tour stops here this Thursday!

Current Escape


The Guest is a Goner: A Humorous Paranormal Cozy Mystery (Sedona Spirit Cozy Mysteries)
by Carly Winter
Release Date – February 11, 2021
Setting – Arizona
My Flashback Friday Read
and for my Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge.

Scheduled Escapes


Peppermint Barked: A Spice Shop Mystery
by Leslie Budewitz
Release Date – July 19, 2022
Setting – Washington State
Leslie Budewitz will be here next week for Cozy Wednesday!


Double Dipped (One Scoop or Two)
by Terry Korth Fischer
Release Date – June 29, 2022
Setting – Wisconsin
The Great Escapes Book Tour stops here next Thursday!

I will need to choose a #FlashbackFriday book!

Future Escapes

July 10 – 16, 2022


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Murder in the Community Garden (A Tory Benning Mystery) by Judith Gonda #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour


I am happy to shine my spotlights on Murder in the Community Garden
(A Tory Benning Mystery)

by Judith Gonda today! 

Great Escapes Praise for Murder in the Community Garden:

This makes for a fun read as we follow along finding clues along the way. I especially enjoy all of the pet appearances. Sure to be a great choice for cozy fans. I really liked it so I give it 4/5 stars.
~Books a Plenty Book Reviews

I enjoyed this cozy mystery, as well as the characters, I especially liked Tory’s pet Pomeranians and cat, and the interesting secret of her latest adopted pet.
~Nellie’s Book Nook

Give Murder in the Community Garden a chance. Ms. Gonda is a fabulous writer, and I know you won’t be disappointed.
~Novels Alive

About Murder in the Community Garden


Murder in the Community Garden (A Tory Benning Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Setting – California
Beyond the Page Publishing (May 10, 2022)
Number of Pages: 256
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1954717946
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1954717947
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09VLL17QJ

Budding sleuth Tory Benning has to overcome planted evidence and growing suspicions to save an innocent man from being framed . . .

Designing a community garden as part of a new condo project seemed like a no-brainer to landscape architect Tory Benning, since it would bring people together and enhance the environmental profile of the property. But soon members of the garden begin squabbling and even leveling accusations of sabotage against each other in a friendly growing competition. Then one of the gardeners is found murdered at the grand opening, and Tory realizes she’ll have to weed through some damning false evidence to help prove her implicated friend is innocent.

It’s a daunting challenge given that her friend was seen threatening the victim on live TV and all the clues point to him as the culprit, but Tory is certain someone is behind a devious plot to set him up. As she starts looking into the backgrounds of those closest to the victim, secrets begin to emerge about marital infidelity, a sizable inheritance, and estranged children. Fearful now that she might be going up against someone far more cunning than a garden-variety killer, Tory will have to stand her ground to bring the culprit to justice—and be careful not to dig her own grave . . .

About Judith Gonda

judith gonda

Judith Gonda is a mystery writer and Ph.D. psychologist with a penchant for Pomeranians, plants, and puns, so it’s not surprising they all pop up in her amateur sleuth mysteries featuring landscape architect Tory Benning. To learn more about her books, please visit her website: https://www.judithgonda.com

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Murder Faux Paws: A Nick and Nora Mystery by T. C. LoTempio #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @RoccoBlogger


Murder Faux Paws: A Nick and Nora Mystery

by T. C. LoTempio

About Murder Faux Paws


Murder Faux Paws: A Nick and Nora Mystery
Cozy Mystery
5th in Series
Setting – California
Beyond the Page (February 22, 2022)
Print length ‏ : ‎ 273 pages
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09Q6HDGF9

Dead men tell no tales, but in the riveting new Nick and Nora Mystery, they sure leave a lot of clues . . .

When a local PI’s untimely death is ruled a suicide by the police, budding sleuth Nora Charles has no intention of letting sleeping dogs lie—or sleeping cats, for that matter. Certain it was a case of foul play, Nora rouses her trusty sidekick Nick and launches an investigation of her own. Then a second PI is murdered, and Nora knows the two men were on to something—and that she’s on to something too.

Following the enigmatic clues left by her late predecessors, Nora soon uncovers a plot that involves a local politician, missing campaign funds, and what could be a bogus real estate deal. But when hints of treason surface, what started as small-time thievery soon balloons into a matter of national security. With the uncanny Nick sniffing out—and spelling out—leads, Nora follows a trail that will take her to the heart of a shadowy conspiracy, and into a trap set by a conniving culprit that will have her wishing she had Nick’s nine lives . . .

Dollycas’s Thoughts

Someone is killing private investigators and with the way Nora Charles snooping into the cases she may be next! Can Nick spell out the clues to keep her safe?

In this fifth installment, Nora is taking a class to get her PI license and through her substitute instructor, she learns that a local PI’s death has been ruled a suicide but he believes the man was murdered. Then the substitute instructor is killed right near her sandwich shop. Of course, Nora jumps right in when she can’t get Samms and Daniel to listen to her at all. When the police co make an arrest she knows they have no clue to what is really going on so she and Nick will have to solve the mystery for them. But she may take things on her own a step too far . . .


Ms. Lo Tempio’s re-imagination of Dashiell Hammett’s characters is priceless. These stories feature handsome tuxedo cool cat Nick and his person, Nora Charles. Nora keeps finding dead bodies and Nick uses Scrabble tiles to spell out clues to help her catch the killers.

The author has created some truly clever characters for this series holding on to just enough thread to honor Hammett’s. Their relationship is grand and Nick always steals the show. Former investigative reporter Nora has the chops to be a wonderful amateur sleuth and future private investigator but Nick catches things she misses, sometimes literally, and spells out just what she needs to know. She has close relationships with the local police and an FBI boyfriend so she should know to report to them before rushing into what can be scary scenes but she doesn’t and she fails to learn from her past experiences. I really have a problem with that. I did think her goose was cooked this time.

Readers are treated to a nice mystery with plenty of twists and turns and an exciting ending. I liked that the case was bigger than it seemed at first with national security on the table. The entire story was delightfully plotted handling the current mystery, questioning some things from the past, and looking forward to the future for Nora and Nick.

Murder Faux Paws is a captivating cozy with a fascinating cat and a diverse cast surrounding him. I am excited for this series to continue and for Nora to learn just a teeny tiny bit of restraint. Oh who am I kidding, she is never going to change and she is going to scare the heck out of us again and again. And I will keep coming back for more. 🙂

Every time I read a book in this series I feel the need to watch The Thin Man again. I may have to dig out my copy.


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About T.C. LoTempio

T.C. Lotempio is the national bestselling author of the Nick and Nora mystery series, as well as the Pet Shop Mystery Series and the Cat Rescue mysteries.  She lives in sunny Phoenix Arizona along with her two cats, Maxx and ROCCO, who is a talented blogger himself.  Cat-ch up with them at her website, tclotempio.net, or ROCCO’s blog, www.catsbooksmorecats.blogspot.com

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My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #9 – 2022

Welcome to My Reading Itinerary Monday!

Where are your books taking you this week?

I will be traveling to New York, Missouri, and Washington State!

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

Escapes Completed


Murder Faux Paws: A Nick and Nora Mystery
by T. C. LoTempio
Release Date – February 22, 2022
Setting – California
The Great Escapes Tour stops here tomorrow!


Batter Off Dead (A Country Store Mystery)
by Maddie Day
Release Date – February 22, 2022
Setting – Indiana
I will feature this book this week for Cozy Wednesday!


Evil Under the Tuscan Sun (A Tuscan Cooking School Mystery)
by Stephanie Cole
Release Date – February 1, 2022
Setting – Italy
My Review will be up Thursday!


The Murder Before Christmas (Charlie Kingsley Mysteries)
by Michele PW (Pariza Wacek)
Release Date – November 9, 2021
Setting – Wisconsin
My Flashback Friday Read!

Scheduled Escapes


Deadly Director’s Cut (A Catskill Summer Resort Mystery)
by Vicki Delany
Release Date – March 1, 2022
Setting – New York
For Review


Hippie Wagon Homicide (Twister Sisters Mysteries)
by Mildred Abbott
Release Date – February 1, 2022
Setting – Missouri Ozarks
The Great Escapes Book Tour stops here next week for Cozy Wednesday!


Body and Soul Food (A Books & Biscuits Mystery)
by Abby Collette
Release Date – November 9, 2021
Setting – Washington State
The Great Escapes Book Tour stops here next Thursday!

Future Escapes

February 27 – March 5, 2022


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My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #8 – 2022

Welcome to My Reading Itinerary Monday!

Where are your books taking you this week?

I will be traveling to California, Indiana, and Italy!

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

Escapes Completed


Live, Local, and Dead (A Vermont Radio Mystery)
by Nikki Knight
Release Date February 8, 2022
Setting – Vermont
I will feature this book this week for Cozy Wednesday!


The Secret in the Wall: A Novel (Silver Rush Mysteries)
by Ann Parker
Release Date – February 15, 2022
Setting – California
The Great Escapes Tour stops here this Thursday!


#FollowMe for Murder: A Trending Topic Mystery
by Sarah E Burr
Release Date – February 15, 2022
Setting – Deleware
The Great Escapes Tour stops here this Friday!


Fit For Murder (Adina Donati, Accidental Sleuth)
by Cassidy Salem
Release Date – October 25, 2019
Setting – Washington D.C.
My review will be up on Saturday!

Scheduled Escapes


Murder Faux Paws: A Nick and Nora Mystery
by T. C. LoTempio
Release Date – February 22, 2022
Setting – California
The Great Escapes Tour stops here next Tuesday!


Batter Off Dead (A Country Store Mystery)
by Maddie Day
Release Date – February 22, 2022
Setting – Indiana
I will feature this book next week for Cozy Wednesday!


Evil Under the Tuscan Sun (A Tuscan Cooking School Mystery)
by Stephanie Cole
Release Date – February 1, 2022
Setting – Italy
For Review

Future Escapes

February 20 – 26, 2022



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Murder in the Christmas Tree Lot (A Tory Benning Mystery) by Judith Gonda #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour


It is my pleasure to shine my spotlight on Murder in the Christmas Tree Lot (A Tory Benning Mystery)
by Judith Gonda today!

About Murder in the Christmas Tree Lot 

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Murder in the Christmas Tree Lot (A Tory Benning Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Beyond the Page Publishing (November 17, 2020)
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 230 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1950461858
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1950461851
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B08LQY49YM

Landscape architect Tory Benning returns in a holiday mystery tied up with a bow!

Still struggling with the death of her husband, Tory Benning is doing her best to get into the festive spirit of the holiday season, but when her landscaping company’s email is hacked and there’s a break-in at the office, it’s enough to make her see red. And then the unthinkable happens, when the owner of a specialty food truck is brutally slain at the company’s Christmas tree lot, and Tory finds herself mired in murder once again.

With a long list of suspects—including an untold number of revelers disguised in Santa suits, seasonal employees handling tree sales, and even a vengeful jilted suitor—the police investigation grinds along slowly and methodically. But as Tory begins piecing together clues on her own, she finds she’s the target of a menacing stalker who may be out to do more than just scare her. Refusing to be intimidated, Tory vows to nab the culprit, even if it means that catching a Christmas killer has become her lot in life . . .

About Judith Gonda

judith gonda

Judith Gonda is a mystery writer and Ph.D. psychologist with a penchant for Pomeranians and puns, so it’s not surprising that psychology, Poms, and puns pop up in her amateur sleuth mysteries featuring landscape architect Tory Benning.

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A Calculated Whisk (A Vintage Kitchen Mystery) by Victoria Hamilton #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour


I am delighted to shine my spotlight on
A Calculated Whisk today!


A Calculated Whisk (A Vintage Kitchen Mystery)
by Victoria Hamilton

The mystery was strong. The characters were memorable. The setting was charming. The book really held my interest, and I highly recommend beginning your journey from the very first book.
~This Is My Truth Now

About  A Calculated Whisk


A Calculated Whisk (A Vintage Kitchen Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
10th in Series
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Beyond the Page (September 21, 2021)
Paperback 212 Pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1954717504
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1954717503
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09CV579FJ

In the new Vintage Kitchen Mystery from the author of Cast Iron Alibi, Jaymie Leighton is confronted with two murders and the threat of danger far too close to home . . .

 

When a woman living under a cloud of suspicion for her husband’s death comes to vintage kitchen collector Jaymie Leighton with a mysterious request, she’s not sure whether, or how much, to get involved. The police believe they have new evidence of foul play in what was initially ruled an accidental death, and the woman’s terrified they’ll try to pin the crime on her. Before Jaymie can decide whether to help her, though, the woman’s found murdered in the woods near Jaymie’s cabin.

 

Still unsure whether the woman was truly innocent in her husband’s death, Jaymie decides to get to the bottom of both murders. But as she digs deeper into the couple’s past and discovers a tangled array of long-buried wounds and family secrets, Jaymie begins to sense that danger is still lurking in the woods near her home. With a killer on the loose and her family in danger, Jaymie must uncover the culprit before she loses all she holds dear, including her own life . . .

 

Includes a vintage recipe!

 

About Victoria Hamilton

Victoria Hamilton is the bestselling author of several mystery series including the national bestselling Vintage Kitchen Mysteries and Merry Muffin Mysteries. She does, indeed, collect vintage kitchenware and bake muffins. She also writes the Lady Anne Addison Historical Mysteries. She drinks tea and coffee on writing days, and wine other times. She crochets (a little), paints (a little) and reads (a lot). A solitary being, she can be coaxed out of her writing cave for brownies and cat videos.

She started her writing life as Donna Lea Simpson, bestselling author of Regency Romances, paranormal historicals and historical mysteries, and still has a soft spot for the Regency period.

You can find her online at:

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On  Facebook    On Twitter    On Instagram     Goodreads      Pinterest       Amazon

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A Spirit Seeks Asylum (A Bay Island Psychic Mystery) by Lena Gregory #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @LenaGregory03


I am so happy to shine the spotlight on A Spirit Seeks Asylum
by Lena Gregory today!


A Spirit Seeks Asylum (A Bay Island Psychic Mystery)
by Lena Gregory

About A Spirit Seeks Asylum


A Spirit Seeks Asylum (A Bay Island Psychic Mystery)
Paranormal Cozy Mystery
6th in Series
Publisher: Beyond the Page (July 13, 2021)
Print length ‏ : ‎ 190 pages
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B097S55JFY

Cass Donovan is confronted by ghoulish crimes both old and new when a defunct asylum is the site of a fresh murder and a long-hidden injustice . . .

 

The old abandoned buildings of the Twin Forks Lunatic Asylum have always fascinated and frightened clairvoyant Cass Donovan, but she never dreamed her psychic abilities would be put to the test there. Then the new owner of the site tells her he plans to renovate it and turn it into a boarding school, and he’ll pay Cass handsomely to determine whether the place is haunted! Cass accepts his offer, but her search for hints of old ghosts soon has her looking for clues among the living when the man who hired her turns up dead.

 

Returning to the shuttered asylum looking for evidence of who may have wanted her client out of the way, Cass stumbles upon signs of yet another murder, even as she’s besieged by an onslaught of haunting voices from the past. When it comes to light that rival real estate developers have been hatching plans of their own for the property, Cass sees no shortage of motives for the murders, but she’ll have to find a way to quiet the disturbing voices from long ago and focus on the here and now, because whoever’s behind the killings has targeted Cass as their next victim . . .

 

About Lena Gregory

Lena Gregory is the author of the Bay Island Psychic Mysteries, which take place on a small island between the north and south forks of Long Island, New York, and the All-Day Breakfast Café Mysteries, which are set on the outskirts of Florida’s Ocala National Forest.

Lena grew up in a small town on the south shore of eastern Long Island. She recently relocated to Clermont, Florida with her husband, three kids, son-in-law, and four dogs. Her hobbies include spending time with family, reading, jigsaw puzzles, and walking. Her love for writing developed when her youngest son was born and didn’t sleep through the night. She works full time as a writer and a freelance editor and is a member of Sisters in Crime.

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Great Escapes Praise for A Spirit Seeks Asylum (A Bay Island Psychic Mystery)
by Lena Gregory

With a perfect blending of chills, humor, friendship, and mystery A SPIRIT SEEKS ASYLUM shows us that the past never truly dies.
~Cozy Up With Kathy

Plenty of “woo~woo” to keep psychic fans interested, but also a good, solid plot and old-fashioned research goes into solving a present murder and related crimes . . . Another 5 star read, satisfying solution and promise of more good things to come!
~Laura’s Interests

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Shredding the Evidence (A Cookbook Nook Mystery) by Daryl Wood Gerber #Review @DarylWoodGerber

I had planned to read and review Wining and Dying, the newest book in this series but realized I missed this book last year. I am a fanatic about reading series books in order so I shuffled some things on the calendar. I will be reading and reviewing Wining and Dying soon.
Shredding the Evidence (A Cookbook Nook Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
9th in Series
Beyond the Page Publishing (April 21, 2020)
Paperback: 226 pages
ISBN-10: 1950461440
ISBN-13: 978-1950461448
Kindle ASIN: B0868WMMHN

The Agatha Award–winning author of Sifting Through Clues returns to the Cookbook Nook, where a combative food reporter gets her just deserts . . .

The denizens of Crystal Cove are salivating over the upcoming Food Bowl Week when local chefs offer some of their best and most imaginative creations in bite-size portions all over town. Bookstore proprietor Jenna Hart is hungry to sample as many of the delicacies as she can, but when she stumbles onto the dead body of a local food reporter and learns that her best friend’s husband is the primary suspect, she’ll have to summon the appetite for a side dish of sleuthing to prove his innocence.

Jenna knows the ambitious and aggressive reporter, who was strangled at a fitness center with her shredded restaurant reviews scattered around her, left behind a long list of potential suspects. As she begins piecing together the scant clues, she uncovers illicit ties between the victim and a local newspaper owner, a spurned would-be lover, and a host of disgruntled restaurant owners, not a bit torn up by the critical reporter’s demise. And with a solution so close she can almost taste it, Jenna turns up the heat on the culprit, realizing too late that she’s the next course on the murderer’s menu . . .

Includes tasty recipes!

Dollycas’s Thoughts

It’s Food Bowl Week in Crystal Cove and Jenna Hart is excited to not only try the chef’s creations but knows the event will bring plenty of customers to her Cookbook Nook. Chef Katie also has plans of her own for the food at the Nook Cafe too including a special guest. Jenna’s finance Rhett’s new bistro, Intime has a very special dinner planned as well. Kylie O., the Crystal Cove Courier food critic is determined to cover all the events by herself even though reporter Tito Martinez has offered to help. Bailey’s husband, Tito has wanted to take on more stories and he and Kylie have a very public argument over it. So when Kylie O. is found dead in a local gym, a gym where both Tito and Bailey work out, he becomes the prime suspect in her murder.

Truthfully, Kylie O. was a pretty aggressive reporter and dished out some caustic reviews so she left behind a wide variety of suspects. Jenna knows Tito is innocent so she just has to clear his name by finding the actual killer. Easier said than done because the clues point to several individuals. When Jenna starts to hone in on the killer she finds the killer is already homing in on her. Can Jenna corner the killer or will she be the next victim?


It is always fun to catch up with these characters because there never seems to be a dull moment in Crystal Cove. In addition to the town events, Jenna and Rhett are starting to plan their wedding, Aunt Vera is dating, everyone is swooning over Bailey’s baby girl and another core character is expecting a baby. With everything going on Jenna still finds time to investigate the murder and this makes for one very unhappy Cinnamon. As always the characters are cleverly written and they all continue to develop in realistic ways.

The theme of this story is Shredding and it is not just the evidence that is shredded. Food is shredded in amazing ways. The descriptions had my tummy rumbling and I really appreciated the recipes the author provides at the end of the book. She is a true foodie and her passion reigns within the pages of her stories. The Cookbook Nook theme of the series is just perfect for her.

The mystery was very well-plotted with some red herrings to divert everyone’s thinking. Bailey really pushes Jenna along in her quest to prove her husband is not a murderer. Twist after twist start to pull the killer into focus but I was really off on this one. I really came to dislike the deceased more than I usually do when reading cozy mysteries and I think that clouded my thinking. The author has a real strength of pulling her readers into the story and she really did that for me this time.

Shredding the Evidence was A Perfect Escape. I was entertained from the beginning to the end and look forward to reading Wining and Dying soon.

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Agatha Award-winning Daryl Wood Gerber writes the nationally bestselling Cookbook Nook Mysteries as well as the French Bistro Mysteries.  As Avery Aames, she pens the popular Cheese Shop Mysteries. Daryl also writes stand-alone suspense. Fun tidbit: as an actress, Daryl appeared in “Murder, She Wrote.” She loves to cook, and she has a frisky Goldendoodle named Sparky who keeps her in line!

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My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #15 – 2021

Welcome to My Reading Itinerary Monday!

Where are your books taking you this week?

I will be traveling to California, Georgia, and Ohio!

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

Escapes Completed


Sit, Stay, Slay (A Dog Club Mystery)
by V.M. Burns
Release Date – December 8, 2020
Setting – Tennessee
My Flashback Friday Read!
MY REVIEW


Bitterroot Lake: A Novel
by Alicia Beckman
Release Date – April 13, 2021
Setting – Montana
My Review will be up tomorrow!


Fresh Brewed Murder (A Ground Rules Mystery)
by Emmeline Duncan
Setting – Oregon
Release Date – March 30, 2021
I will feature this book this week for Cozy Wednesday!


Knitted and Knifed: A Humorous & Heart-warming Cozy Mystery (A Knitty Kitties Mystery)
by Tracey Drew
Release Date – February 5, 2021
Setting – New Zealand
The Great Escapes Book Tour stops here this Thursday!

Current Escape


A Death Long Overdue: A Lighthouse Library Mystery
by Eva Gates
Release Date October 6, 2020
Setting – North Carolina
My Flashback Friday Read

Scheduled Escapes


Shredding the Evidence (A Cookbook Nook Mystery)
by Daryl Wood Gerber
Release Date – April 21, 2020
Setting – California
For Review


Shrimply Dead (A Seafood Caper Mystery)
by Maggie Toussaint
Release Date – April 12, 2021
Setting – Georgia
The Great Escapes Tour stops here next week for Cozy Wednesday!


Lemon Drop Dead (An Amish Candy Shop Mystery)
by Amanda Flower
Release Date – April 27, 2021
Setting – Ohio
For Review

Future Escapes

April 11 – 17, 2021 


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