May 082018
 

Welcome to New Release Tuesday! 

These books are available today at booksellers everywhere! 

Better Off Read: A Bookmobile Mystery
by Nora Page

Beyond the Pale (A World of Spies Mystery)
by Clare O’Donohue

Cake and Punishment: A Southern Cake Baker Mystery
by Maymee Bell

Flowers and Foul Play: A Magic Garden Mystery
by Amanda Flower

No Cure for the Dead: A Florence Nightingale Mystery
by Christine Trent

On the Hook: A Crochet Mystery
by Betty Hechtman

Pairing a Deception (A Sommelier Mystery)
by Nadine Nettmann

Pick and Chews (A Barkery & Biscuits Mystery)
by Linda O. Johnston

Sixth Cabin (Writer’s Retreat Southern Seashore Mystery)
by Kathi Daley

Widow’s Wreath: A Martha’s Vineyard Mystery
by Cynthia Riggs

Want to see all the mysteries – cozy to thriller
released in May.
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Apr 102018
 

Turning the Tide (A Quaker Midwife Mystery)
Historical Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Setting – Massachusetts
Midnight Ink (April 8, 2018)
Paperback: 288 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0738750545
Kindle ASIN: B071HZSHJ7

 

 

A suffragist is murdered in Rose Carroll’s Massachusetts town

Excitement runs high during presidential election week in 1888. The Woman Suffrage Association plans a demonstration and movement leader Elizabeth Cady Stanton comes to town to rally the troops, one of whom is Quaker midwife Rose Carroll. But the next morning, Rose finds the dead body of the group’s local organizer.

Rose can’t help wanting to know who committed the murder, and she quickly discovers several people who have motives. The victim had planned to leave her controlling husband, and a promotion had cost her male colleague his job. She’d also recently spurned a fellow suffragist’s affections. After Rose’s own life is threatened, identifying the killer takes on a personal sense of urgency.

 

Dollycas’s Thoughts

It’s 1888 and women want the right to vote! Rose is getting involved with the Woman Suffrage Association and they will be demonstrating on Election Day. She has attended a few meetings and met movement leader Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

Coming home from a delivery Rose sees something by a bush. Sadly, it is the body of the head of the local Woman Suffrage group. Another murder in town. The police are following their leads but seem intent on someone Rose thinks is innocent. So with a little investigating on her own, she unearths quite a few suspects. When she receives an anonymous note telling her to stop investigating she knows she must be getting close.

I know when I pick up a book in this series that I will be transported back in time, be thoroughly entertained, and may even learn something. I love reading about the Quaker lifestyle.

In this story, we learn how marrying the love of her life could have her banned from her group for marrying outside her faith. Plus David’s mother doesn’t want him marrying outside his social status.  David, a physician, and Rose, a midwife, make a fine couple. They are both forward thinkers too. He has no problem with her working or demonstrating for the right to vote. However, he does worry about her putting herself in danger with her investigations and rightly so.

I really enjoy the family time in the background of this story, baking bread, sitting down for family meals, and story time. Rose’s mother comes to visit and like Rose, she brings a calming presence to the family. She is part of the suffrage movement too and encourages her oldest granddaughter to join the cause. Smoothing over the participation with her father. When I think of Rose, calm is the first word that comes to mind. Whether helping with a birthing crisis or facing off with dangerous people she keeps her wits about her and thinks things over, trying to have a plan before acting.

The mystery part of this story was complex. The suspects ran the gambit from the victim’s spouse, her friends, people against the woman’s right to vote and just some general unsavory individuals around town. What came to pass was very exciting with a surprising ending.

Edith Maxwell is such a wonderful storyteller. Though the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote didn’t happen until 1920, it is stories like this one that brings to light the long and hard suffrage movement. With that as the theme of Rose’s story fiction and real events collide to reinforce the knowledge of the fight that started the equal rights for women movement. Rights we are still fighting for in 2018.

The characters and the dialogues are genuine. The settings are described so well. The main plot and subplots blend together nicely and the book flows effortlessly.

Until next year, I can’t wait!

Your Great Escapes Travel Agent

About the Author

Agatha-nominated and Amazon best-selling author Edith Maxwell writes the Quaker Midwife Mysteries and the Local Foods Mysteries, the Country Store Mysteries (as Maddie Day), and the Lauren Rousseau Mysteries (as Tace Baker), as well as award-winning short crime fiction. Maxwell lives north of Boston with her beau and three cats, and blogs with the other Wicked Cozy Authors. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and at www.edithmaxwell.com.

You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and at www.edithmaxwell.com.



As Tace Baker

As Maddie Day

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.”

 

Apr 092018
 

Welcome to My Reading Itinerary Monday!

Where are your books taking you this week?

I am traveling to California, New York, and New Jersey! 

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

Escapes Completed


Turning the Tide (A Quaker Midwife Mystery)
Release Date – April 8, 2017
Setting – Massachusetts
My Review will be up tomorrow! 


Lord of the Pies: A Kensington Palace Chef Mystery
Release Date – April 10, 2018
Setting – England
Nell Hampton will be my guest for Cozy Wednesday this week!


The Bengal Identity (A Cat Groomer Mystery)
Release Date – March 27, 2018
Setting – New Jersey
My Review will post on Thursday! 


By Book or By Crook (A Lighthouse Library Mystery)
Release Date – February 3, 2015
Setting – North Carolina
My Flashback Friday Read

Scheduled Escapes


Murder at the Mushroom Festival (A Kelly Jackson Mystery)
Release Date – April 17, 2018
Setting – California


Murder with a Cherry on Top (A Lickety Splits Mystery)
Release Date – March 27, 2018
Setting – New York
Cynthia Baxter will be my guest for Cozy Wednesday next week!


Murder, She Knit (A Knit & Nibble Mystery)
Release Date – March 27, 2018
Setting – New Jersey
For Review

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Happy Reading!!
Dollycas

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Apr 032018
 

Welcome to New Release Tuesday!
These books are available this week!

April 1

Mile High Murder (A Hannah Ives Mystery)


Three Strikes, You’re Dead (Eddie Shoes Mystery)

April 2

The Killing at Kaldaire House (The Milliner Mysteries)

April 3

Cinco de Murder (A Taste of Texas Mystery)


Date with Malice: A Samson and Delilah Mystery


Death by the Sea (A By the Sea Mystery)


Lost Books and Old Bones: A Scottish Bookshop Mystery


Miss Julia Raises the Roof


A Magical Match (Witchcraft Mystery)


Queen Anne’s Lace (China Bayles Mystery)


Tart of Darkness (Chef-to-Go Mysteries)


The Advice Column Murders: The Oakwood Mystery Series


Wedding Cake Crumble (Cupcake Bakery Mystery)

April 5


Killer Campaign (Lisa Chance Cozy Mysteries)

April 8

Fiction Can Be Murder (A Mystery Writer’s Mystery)


Scot Free (A Last Ditch Mystery)


Turning the Tide (A Quaker Midwife Mystery)

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

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Apr 022018
 

Welcome to My Reading Itinerary Monday!

Where are your books taking you this week?

Heading back across the pond this week, with trips to Massachusetts and New Jersey too! 

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

Escapes Completed


Flourless to Stop Him (A Baker’s Treat Mystery)
Release Date – May 5, 2015
Setting – Kansas
My Flashback Friday Read – My Review


Deadly Reception (Tawnee Mountain Mysteries)
Release Date – April 26, 2018
Setting – New Jersey
The Great Escapes Tour stops here tomorrow!


Natural Thorn Killer (A Rose City Mystery)
Release Date – March 27, 2018
Setting – Oregon
The Great Escapes Tour stops here this week for Cozy Wednesday!


Cinco de Murder (A Taste of Texas Mystery)
Release Date – April 3, 2018
Setting – Texas
My Review Will Be Up On Thursday!


Lost Books and Old Bones: A Scottish Bookshop Mystery
Release Date – April 3, 2018
Setting – Scotland
Review Will Post on Friday!

Scheduled Escapes


Turning the Tide (A Quaker Midwife Mystery)
Release Date – April 8, 2017
Setting – Massachusetts
For Review


Lord of the Pies: A Kensington Palace Chef Mystery
Release Date – April 10, 2018
Setting – England
Nell Hampton will be my guest for Cozy Wednesday next week!


The Bengal Identity (A Cat Groomer Mystery)
Release Date – March 27, 2018
Setting – New Jersey
For Review

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Please Share Your Reading Itinerary in the Comments below!
Happy Reading!!
Dollycas

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Mar 062018
 

Welcome to New Release Tuesday!
These books are available to purchase this week!

March 1

Organized for S’more Death (Organized Mysteries)
by Ritter Ames


Case of the Curious Cook (A WISE Enquiries Agency Mystery)
by Cathy Ace

March 2

Murder of the Maestro Georgie Shaw Cozy Mystery
by Anna Celeste Burke

March 6

A Brush with Shadows (A Lady Darby Mystery)
by Anna Lee Huber

A Hole in One: A Glass Dolphin Mystery
by Judy Penz Sheluk


Dipped to Death (An Olive Grove Mystery)
by Kelly Lane

Killing in C Sharp (A Gethsemane Brown Mystery)
by Alexia Gordon

Marinating in Murder (A Dinner Club Mystery)
by Linda Wiken

Plum Tea Crazy (A Tea Shop Mystery)
by Laura Childs


Southern Discomfort: A Southern B&B Mystery
by Caroline Fardig


The Darling Dahlias and the Unlucky Clover
by Susan Wittig Albert


Who Moved My Goat Cheese? (A Farm-to-Fork Mystery)
by Lynn Cahoon

March 8

Deja Moo (A Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum Mystery)
by Kirsten Weiss

March 9

Farewell to Felines (Whales and Tails Cozy Mystery)
by Kathi Daley

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released in March.
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Mar 012018
 

Death & the Viking’s Daughter (An Auction Block Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
4th in Series
Setting – Missouri
Midnight Ink (February 8, 2018)
Paperback: 288 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0738752372
Kindle ASIN: B0711WYDCR

 

 

Next on Wren and Death’s Appraisal List:

Item #1: An Old Family Feud.

Item #2: A Missing Woman.

Item #3: A Body in the Rosebushes of their Dream House

Auctioneer Wren Morgan and her private eye fiancé Death (pronounced “Deeth”) Bogart are ready to meet each other’s parents and settle down together. But their sleuthing days are far from over. While Death and Wren are helping prepare auction items at an old supper club, a Viking reenactor nearly dies at the historical settlement next door. The cause? Seeing the ghost of his daughter, who went missing twenty years ago.

As Wren looks into what happened to the Viking’s daughter, Death is hired to investigate the theft of historical items that have high sentimental value. When their respective investigations turn out to be connected, the couple gets caught in a deadly conflict.

Dollycas’s Thoughts

Wren and Death (pronounced “Deeth”) are stepping up their relationship and are looking to buy a house together. Wren thinks she has found the perfect place. Just a little problem, there’s a body buried beneath the rose bushes and everyone knows it’s there. Wren is also helping to organize an auction at an old supper club, situated right next to a Viking reenactment settlement. One of the participants almost dies when he thinks he sees his daughter’s ghost. She went missing 20 years ago, it is still an open police case but with no new leads. Wren decides to try to help him with her own investigation. Death is working on his own case of a theft from a museum.  It is not long before all these things start to connect. But solving all the mysteries could have deathly consequences.

Loretta Ross has created such rich characters for this series and you need to read this series from the beginning to appreciate their growth. Death and Wren have come so far since they first met, but there are still obstacles in the path forward. Obstacles they know they can work through together. Death’s PTSD is a huge hurdle but Wren loves and supports him in every way she can. Her parents finally meet him in this story and her mother especially has several concerns. The ebb and flow of this part of the story touched me as both a mom and a daughter.

I really enjoyed that all the mysteries in this series started from events in the past, 20 years ago, 40 years ago and more. Solved with newly found evidence, research, perseverance and a hastily formed plan. The author has her readers along for a fascinating ride.  I was on the edge of my seat for the exciting ending which is exactly what I have come to expect from this author.

The setting of this one and the history of the supper club and how it was created in the image of an actual place was compelling. I also like the background of the Viking Settlement historic site.

I love this author’s writing style. She takes on some stirring topics but injects humor in all the right places. Her characters draw you in and the mysteries hold you tight. I read the book all in one sitting. Another thing I have come to expect from this author.

A great series and a perfect escape!

Your Great Escapes Travel Agent

LORETTA

About The Author

Loretta Ross is a writer and historian who lives and works in rural Missouri. She is an alumna of Cottey College and holds a BA in archaeology from the University of Missouri – Columbia. She has loved mysteries since she first learned to read. Death and the Redheaded Woman will be her first published novel.

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Feb 262018
 

Welcome to My Reading Itinerary Monday!

Where are your books taking you this week?

I am traveling from Kentucky to California, then back to Georgia this week!

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

Escapes Completed


Lethal Licorice (An Amish Candy Shop Mystery)
Release Date – February 27, 2018
Setting – Ohio
My Review will be up tomorrow. 

Scheduled Escapes


Pawprints & Predicaments (Lucky Paws Petsitting Mystery)
Release Date – February 27, 2018
Setting – Pennsylvania
The Great Escapes Tour stops here this week for Cozy Wednesday!


Death & the Viking’s Daughter (An Auction Block Mystery)
Release Date – February 8, 2018
Setting – Missouri
My Review will be up Thursday. 


Irish Stewed (An Ethnic Eats Mystery)
Release Date – May 3, 2016
Setting – Ohio
My Flashback Friday Read.

Current Escape


Six Feet Under (A Kenni Lowry Mystery)
Release Date – March 13, 2018
Setting – Kentucky
The Great Escapes Tour starts here March 6, 2018

Scheduled Escapes


Pressing the Issue (A Cookbook Nook Mystery)
Release Date – February 20, 2018
Setting – California
Daryl Wood Gerber will be my guest next week for Cozy Wednesday!


Lethal in Old Lace: A Consignment Shop Mystery
Release Date – March 13, 2018
Setting – Georgia
The Great Escapes Tour stops here next Thursday.

I need to choose a Flashback Friday book! 

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Happy Reading!!
Dollycas

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Feb 192018
 

Welcome to My Reading Itinerary Monday!

Where are your books taking you this week?

A trip around the Midwest – Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Ohio are on my itinerary this week!

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

Escapes Completed


Best of Luck (O’briens)
Release Date – February 14, 2018
Setting – New York
The Great Escapes Tour stops here tomorrow!


Claws for Concern (Cat in the Stacks Mystery)
Release Date – February 20, 2018
Setting – Mississippi
Miranda James will be my guest for Cozy Wednesday this week!


Death by a Whisker: A Cat Rescue Mystery
Release Date – February 13, 2018
Setting – North Carolina
The Great Escapes Tour stops here this Thursday!


Roux the Day (A Dinner Club Mystery)
Release Date – March 7, 2017
Setting – Vermont
My Flashback Friday Read!

Current Escape


Lethal Licorice (An Amish Candy Shop Mystery)
Release Date – February 27, 2018
Setting – Ohio
For Review

Scheduled Escapes


Pawprints & Predicaments (Lucky Paws Petsitting Mystery)
Release Date – February 27, 2018
Setting – Pennsylvania
The Great Escapes Tour stops here next week for Cozy Wednesday!


Death & the Viking’s Daughter (An Auction Block Mystery)
Release Date – February 8, 2018
Setting – Missouri
For Review

Plus my Flashback Friday Read!

 

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Happy Reading!!
Dollycas

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Feb 062018
 

Welcome to New Release Tuesday!

February 6

Clairvoyant and Present Danger (A Bay Island Psychic Mystery)
by Lena Gregory


Craks in a Marriage (Mah Jongg Mysteries)
by Barbara Barrett


Murder as Sticky as Jam (A Gluten Free Mystery)
by Diana Orgain


Murder on the Rocks (A Red Carpet Catering Mystery)
by Shawn Reilly Simmons

The Fast and the Furriest (Second Chance Cat Mystery)
by Sofie Ryan

February 8

Death & the Viking’s Daughter (An Auction Block Mystery)
by Loretta Ross

February 10

Killer Cravings (A Maternal Instincts Mystery)
by Diana Orgain

February 12

The Valentine Mystery: A Cozy Mystery (A Tess and Tilly Cozy Mystery)
by Kathi Daley

Want to see all the mysteries – cozy to thriller
released in February.
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Be sure to share your wish lists with your local librarians too!

HAPPY READING EVERYONE!!

Dollycas

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