Jun 192018
 

Welcome to New Release Tuesday! 

These books are available everywhere today! 


Ice Cream and Incidents (Peridale Cafe Cozy Mystery)
by Agatha Frost


Murder Made to Order (All-Day Breakfast Cafe Mystery)
by Lena Gregory


Shadow Dancing (The Country Club Murders)
by Julie Mulhern

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Jun 142018
 

Too Many Crooks Spoil the Plot (A Ditie Brown Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Setting – Georgia
Lyrical Underground (May 29, 2018)
Paperback: 244 pages
ISBN-10: 1516108108
ISBN-13: 978-1516108107
Kindle ASIN: B078LQTSCN

Pediatrician Mabel Aphrodite Brown adores kids. So when a childhood friend asks Ditie to babysit her kids for a few days, she jumps at the chance. She never imagined she’d be solving a murder too . . .

Despite growing up together, Ditie hasn’t seen Ellie Winston in two years, and she didn’t even know Ellie was living in Atlanta. But when Ellie asks her to take care of Lucie and Jason for the weekend, she thinks nothing of it. They’ll bake cookies together, play with her dog—it’ll be fun! Until the police call with terrible news . . .

Ellie may not have been the best friend, but who would want her dead? Could it have something to do with the vague get-rich-quick scheme she mentioned to Ditie? Or the men in a black truck following her and breaking into her home? Not sure who to trust other than her best friend, Lurleen, Ditie’s buried maternal instincts kick in to protect the kids and find their mother’s killer—before they’re orphaned again . . .

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Dollycas’s Thoughts

Pediatrician Mabel Aphrodite Brown – Ditie – who spends her life saving kids. She works at a refugee clinic and sees kids with everything from malnutrition to abusing “uncles”. She comes to care a lot about these children in just the few minutes she spends with them. She has no kids of her own and would make a wonderful mom. She is stunned when her friend, Ellie Winston shows up at her door asking her to watch her kids, Lucie and Jason for a few days while she straightens out some things. Ditie quickly agrees but is worried about what kind of scheme her friend is caught up in.

When the police call informing Ditie her friend is dead she feels like she has to do something. Her friend Lurleen has been helping with the kids and they may now be in danger. She will do anything to protect Lucie and Jason. Which may mean moving out of her home and taking time off from work. This mom thing is much harder than she thought. Who knew she would be wrapped up in whatever got Ellie killed?

I really enjoyed this story! Mabel Aphrodite Brown is a strong woman but she doesn’t take off trying to solve everything herself. Detective Mason Garrett is assigned the case. He is the one who notifies Ditie of Ellie’s death. He is the one that comes to talk to the kids and Ditie to get their statements. He becomes invested in their lives right away, and there may just be a little spark between Mason and Ditie. He brings in a hunky P.I. to watch over Ditie, Lurleen, and the kids when he can’t be there. Later we meet Mason’s mom, a retired police officer. Together they all work to solve the case. It was refreshing to watch it all play out, even with the bumps the powers that be put in the road.

Sarah Osbourne gave us such wonderful characters. We learn some of their backstories, some of which may not be entirely truthful in Lureen’s case, while enjoying getting to know them in the present. They have tons of room to grow.  I was immediately engaged and wanted to know all of them better. The children, Lucie and Jason have had a hard life, Lucie more mature than her actual 9 years. She was responsible for 5-year-old Jason even when their mother was still alive. My heart broke for them. I can’t wait to see them hopefully develop more natural relationships as they grow.

In addition to these characters, Ms. Osboune gives us one heck of a mystery. So many people seem to be involved, one that was very surprising. Some great red herring diversions kept me guessing. It had some really suspenseful moments and some of the subject matter was a little grittier than in traditional cozy mysteries. The author tempered this with the right about of romance and humor.

I did find myself very emotional about the children in this story. Not just Lucie and Jason but the ones seen at the refugee clinic. With the way, children are now being taken away from their parents at the Mexican border and put in cages, and people seeking asylum being arrested instead of helped, Ditie has a very relevant job. While the story takes place in Georgia there are still families there that need help and I love that Mabel Aphrodite Brown is dedicated to just that.

This series is off to a super start!

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About the Author

Sarah Osborne is the pen name of a native Californian who lived in Atlanta for many years and now practices psychiatry on Cape Cod. She writes cozy mysteries for the same reason she reads them—to find comfort in a sometimes difficult world. Too Many Crooks Spoil The Plot is the first novel in her Ditie Brown Mystery series. She loves to hear from readers and can be reached at doctorosborne.com.

 

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Jun 112018
 

Welcome to My Reading Itinerary Monday!

Where are your books taking you this week?

I am traveling to Missouri, Michigan and back to North Carolina.
I love North Carolina. The best vacation our family ever had was the week we spent there on Caswell Beach. I hope we can return there someday. 

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

Escapes Completed


A Just Clause (A Booktown Mystery)
Hardcover Release Date – June 13, 2017
Paperback Release – June 5, 2017
Setting – New Hampshire
My Flashback Friday Review!


The Optimist’s Guide to Letting Go
Release Date – May 15, 2018
Wisconsin Author
My Review will be posted tomorrow! 


Murder with Cinnamon Scones (A Daisy’s Tea Garden Mystery)
Release Date – May 29, 2018
Setting – Pennsylvania
I will feature this book on Cozy Wednesday this week!


Too Many Crooks Spoil the Plot (A Ditie Brown Mystery)
Release Date – May 29, 2018
Setting – Georgia
My Review will be up on Thursday!


Reading Up a Storm (A Lighthouse Library Mystery)
Release Date – April 5, 2016
Setting – North Carolina
My Flashback Friday Read

Scheduled Escapes


Shadow Dancing (The Country Club Murders)
Release Date – June 19, 2018
Setting – Missouri
The Great Escapes Tour stops here next Tuesday!


Bought the Farm (Farmer’s Daughter Mystery)
Release Date – June 5, 2018
Setting – Michigan
Peg will be guest for Cozy Wednesday next week!


The Spook in the Stacks: A Lighthouse Library Mystery
Release Date – June 12, 2018
Setting – North Carolina


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Jun 052018
 

Welcome to New Release Tuesday!

June 2018 – Week #1

These books have release dates of June 1 – 9, 2018

June 1

Confound It (A Dreamwalker Mystery)
by Maggie Toussaint

June 5

Bought the Farm (Farmer’s Daughter Mystery)
by Peg Cochran


Panty Raid: A Samantha Kidd Humorous Mystery (Style and Error Mysteries)
by Diane Vallere


Picked Off (A Brie Hooker Mystery)
by Linda Lovely


Rockets’ Dead Glare (A Tourist Trap Mystery)
by Lynn Cahoon

June 8

As the Christmas Cookie Crumbles (A Food Lovers’ Village Mystery)
by Leslie Budewitz


Cherry Pies & Deadly Lies (A Very Cherry Mystery)
by Darci Hannah

June 9

Underground in Ocean Alley (Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery Series)
by Elaine L. Orr

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Jun 042018
 

Welcome to My Reading Itinerary Monday!

Where are your books taking you this week?

I am racking up the travel miles this week!

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

Escapes Completed


The Diva Cooks up a Storm (Domestic Diva)
Release Date – May 29, 2018
Setting – Virginia
My Review will post tomorrow. 


As the Christmas Cookie Crumbles (A Food Lovers’ Village Mystery)
Release Date – June 8, 2018
Setting – Montana
Leslie Budewitz starts her Great Escapes Tour here this Wednesday!


Crime & Punctuation (Deadly Edits)
Release Date – May 29, 2017
Setting – New York
My Review will post on Thursday! 

Current Escape


A Just Clause (A Booktown Mystery)
Hardcover Release Date – June 13, 2017
Paperback Release – June 5, 2017
Setting – New Hampshire
My Flashback Friday Read!

Scheduled Escapes


The Optimist’s Guide to Letting Go
Release Date – May 15, 2018
Wisconsin Author
For Review


Murder with Cinnamon Scones (A Daisy’s Tea Garden Mystery)
Release Date – May 29, 2018
Setting – Pennsylvania


Too Many Crooks Spoil the Plot (A Ditie Brown Mystery)
Release Date – May 29, 2018
Setting – Georgia
For Review


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May 292018
 

These books are available today at bookstores everywhere!


A Passion for Haunted Fashion (A Haunted Vintage Mystery)
by Rose Pressey


Bear Witness to Murder (A Teddy Bear Mystery)
by Meg Macy


Confessions of a Red Herring (A Red Herring Mystery)
by Dana Dratch


Crime & Punctuation (Deadly Edits)
by Kaitlyn Dunnett


Finding Answers (A Rescue Alaska Mystery Book 2)
by Kathi Daley

Grounds for Remorse (A Tallie Graver Mystery)
by Misty Simon


Lowcountry Bookshop (A Liz Talbot Mystery)
by Susan M. Boyer


Murder with Cinnamon Scones (A Daisy’s Tea Garden Mystery)
by Karen Rose Smith


The Diva Cooks up a Storm (Domestic Diva)
by Krista Davis

Too Many Crooks Spoil the Plot (A Ditie Brown Mystery)
by Sarah Osborne

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released in May.
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Dollycas

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May 152018
 

Welcome to New Release Tuesday!

These books are available today at booksellers everywhere!


Charmed Bones: A Sarah Booth Delaney Mystery
by Carolyn Haines


Dead As A Doornail (A Kenni Lowry Mystery)
by Tonya Kappes


Fowl of the House of Usher (A Bird Lover’s Mystery)
by J.R. Ripley

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May 102018
 

Magick Run Amok (An Abracadabra Mystery)
by Sharon Pape

 

About the Book


Magick Run Amok (An Abracadabra Mystery)
Paranormal Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Lyrical Underground (May 1, 2018)
Print Length: 337 pages
Digital ASIN: B074LTNV8H

 

 

The answer to whodunit may lie beyond the veil . . .
 
November in upstate New York can be chilly, but Kailyn Wilde’s shop, Abracadabra, is a cozy respite where you can find lotions, potions, and plenty of warm, feline company. But what customers don’t know is that the proprietor has some unusual powers—and unusual friends, including the renowned magician Merlin, who’s been transported into the modern world. All of which comes in handy when there’s a murder to be solved . . .

Investigative journalist Ryan Cutler has perished in a car accident in New Camel, and his friend, Travis, suspects foul play—especially when the reporter’s notes reveal a mysterious list of dead men’s names. Kailyn wants to help, but she’s also got her hands full with the curmudgeonly Merlin, who’s not exactly maintaining a low profile. Between keeping the wizard under wraps and mixing up cold remedies that work like magic, she’ll have to tap into her many talents to figure out a killer’s fatal formula . . .

Ever since I saw the title of this book, this scene from Hocus Pocus keeps running through my head.

Dollycas’s Thoughts

There is something brewing in New Camel and Kailyn Wilde had nothing to do with it until her boyfriend Travis pulls her in. Ryan Cutler, an investigative journalist is found dead after a car crash. It is ruled an accident by the police but Travis feels it was murder. Ryan was neck deep into an investigation and Travis believes it got him killed. Travis needs Kailyn’s help to find out all about the story Ryan was working on and knows they may need a little magick to get the information they need.  Kailyn is also dealing with Merlin, the magician. He is getting more curious about this world he has been dropped into and he is on a mission that could affect the whole town. Hang on tight because Magick is running Amok, Amok, Amok!

Kailyn is still missing having mother and grandmother around to help every day at Abracadabra, but they still pop in “visit” in their ghostly form to give her unwanted advice. This time they popped in while Travis was in the shop. Good thing Kailyn had filled him in on her unusual family. Aunt Tilley is still serving tea and scones, doing readings, and helping out in Kailyn’s shop when Kailyn is tracking down a lead. They both try their best to keep the crafty wizard, Merlin, in line, but sometimes he gets away from them. Merlin is always my favorite character. Everything is new to him and he has the best intentions. I also love the way he can be distracted, usually by food. I also love the way Kailyn’s home is full of cats. Sashkatu is the cat that travels to the magick shop every day but the cats at home usually meet her at the door when she gets home. Of course, they expect to be fed immediately 🙂

Sharon Pape takes these wonderful characters and envelopes them in a complicated mystery that is so much fun to read. Kailyn and Travis make a great sleuthing team. I am so happy that he has accepted Kailyn for her as she is, pop up ghostly relatives and all. They proceed to work their investigation in a very logical way, well after a little magickal intervention to get a key piece of evidence. She also fills the story will humor, Merlin’s antics will have you laughing out loud.

Great characters and a great mystery make this story almost too entertaining to put down. I would have read the entire thing the first night if my eyeballs would have cooperated.

I would classify this series as paranormal light. Just the way I like them. Each can be read on their own, but why would you want to miss out on any of these clever stories.

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About the Author

Sharon Pape describes her writing career as having two stages. Back in the dark ages, before computers were in every household, she had three paranormal books published. The first one was condensed by Redbook Magazine, the first paperback original they ever condensed. Then life brought her an unexpected challenge, by the name of breast cancer. After treatment, she and her oncologist started a not-for-profit to provide information and peer support to breast cancer patients. With the organization up and running, she returned to her first love – writing. This time around she’s been writing cozy mysteries with a paranormal twist. That Olde White Magick is the second book in her Abracadabra Mysteries.

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Praise for Magick Run Amok

We get to follow Kailyn, her aunt, Merlin, and the cats on yet another murder investigation that will have you laughing and gasping along the way.
~Books a Plenty Book Reviews

I felt this read was full of lighthearted fun with plenty of twists and turns to draw me into the mystery. I like the cross-genre that mixes the mystery with paranormal fun!
~Ms. Cat’s Honest World

With humor and investigative daring, along with some other worldly intervention, this adventure is a welcome addition to a delightful series. You can never predict what will happen next or who will save the day!
~Laura’s Interests

This story not only turns about the mystery but the curious family of Kailyn, with her ghost mother lecturing her when she is not acting correctly, her “mysterious” friend Merlin, that could be coming from the past… or of course the cats she has in her life…! But let me say that it makes the story funny and interesting, of course.
~Varietats

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May 012018
 

Welcome to New Release Tuesday! 

These books are available today at booksellers everywhere! 


Murder, She Wrote: A Date with Murder
by Jessica Fletcher, Donald Bain, Jon Land


Down the Aisle with Murder: An Otter Lake Mystery
by Auralee Wallace


Dressed for Death in Burgundy: A French Village Mystery
by Susan C. Shea


Lethal Literature (A Book Barn Mystery)
by Kym Roberts


Magick Run Amok (An Abracadabra Mystery)
by Sharon Pape


Murder on Union Square (A Gaslight Mystery)
by Victoria Thompson

These 3 titles are being re-released by Henery Press!


I Scream, You Scream (A Mystery A-la-mode)
by Wendy Lyn Watson


Scoop To Kill (A Mystery A-la-mode)
by Wendy Lyn Watson


A Parfait Murder (A Mystery A-la-mode)
by Wendy Lyn Watson

Want to see all the mysteries – cozy to thriller
released in May.
Just click here.
 
Can’t afford to buy or pre-order all the books you want to at this time.
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HAPPY READING EVERYONE!!

Dollycas

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Apr 302018
 

Welcome to My Reading Itinerary Monday!

Where are your books taking you this week?

I will be traveling to Scotland before heading back to Kentucky and New York.

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

Escapes Completed


Read Herring Hunt (Mystery Bookshop Mysteries)
Release Date – April 24, 2018
Setting – Michigan
My Review will be up tomorrow! 


Murder Most Fermented (Rose Avenue Wine Club Mystery)
Release Date – April 24, 2018
Setting – California
Christine E. Blum will be my guest for Cozy Wednesday this week!


Beach Bliss
Release Date – March 6, 2018
Setting – Connecticut
My Review post on Thursday!

Current Escape


Honor Kills (Angelina Bonaparte Mysteries Book 3)
Release Date – May 1, 2018
Setting – Wisconsin
For Review

Scheduled Escapes


Flowers and Foul Play: A Magic Garden Mystery
Release Date – May 8, 2018
Setting – Scotland
For Review


Cake and Punishment: A Southern Cake Baker Mystery
Release Date – May 8, 2018
Setting – Kentucky
Maymee Bell will be my guest next week for Cozy Wednesday!


Magick Run Amok (An Abracadabra Mystery)
Release Date – May 1, 2018
Setting – New York
The Great Escapes Book Tour stops here next Thursday!

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