Jun 062018
 


Welcome to Cozy Wednesday!

I am happy to share an excerpt from Leslie’s new book and to kick off her Great Escapes Book Tour!

 

The Great Christmas Cookie Debate
By Leslie Budewitz

Excerpt from As the Christmas Cookie Crumbles (June 8, 2018, Midnight Ink)

In the dining room, we oohed and ahhed over the offerings. Date pinwheels, spritz cookies, bourbon balls. Candy cane cookies studded with crushed peppermint. Big, soft coconut macaroons dipped in chocolate. Jam thumbprints. Fudge ecstasies—crackle-topped cookies that make me ecstatic.

“No biscotti?” Heidi said. “Isn’t it a law that every Italian must make biscotti?”

“Everyone makes biscotti,” I said, “Italian or not. So what’s the point?”

“You brought peanut butter cookies?” Chiara asked Molly, who is not half Italian.

“They’re my favorite,” Molly answered. “Everyone loves peanut butter cookies. These are simple—six ingredients.”
“But they’re not Christmas cookies.”

When it comes to cookies, my sister and I were on the same page. Certain traditions must be followed.

As you might imagine, in anticipation of a book with cookies in the title and all over the cover, I’ve been talking cookies a lot lately. Christmas cookies. And I’ve been as surprised as Erin Murphy, my main character, to discover that not everyone agrees with her about Christmas cookies.

Don’t get us wrong. We both love peanut butter cookies, and the flourless version her young cousin Molly brings to the Murphys’ annual friends-and-family cookie exchange is both yummy and easy. We bow to no one in our love of a good chocolate chip cookie. And snickerdoodles? Joy, rolled in cinnamon sugar.

But they aren’t Christmas cookies.

What, to Erin, me, and both our mothers, makes a cookie a Christmas cookie? Some are clearly seasonal—only an author testing a recipe is likely to color dough red and twist it into candy canes in June. Christmas cookies feature an ingredient not used in an everyday cookie. Fruitcake has long been relegated to December—or in some households, to the trash bin, but I don’t hold with that either—so that’s when fruitcake cookies or bars surface. Candied fruit, dates, and nuts are holiday staples.
A gingerbread boy or girl served any other time of year? Just plain wrong. A sugar cookie in the shape of a star or a bell, trimmed with frosting or sprinkles? You know I’m right. And spritz? Case closed.

Quite a few readers mentioned jam thumbprints as holiday faves, and I can’t recall eating one any other time of year. Other cookies are holiday stars in certain European traditions—pfeffernusse, Berlinkranzer, lebkuchen, pizzelles.

Then there’s the snowball with its pseudonyms—Russian tea cakes or cookies, Mexican wedding cakes, and pecan sandies. So important to the holiday that they even play a role in the mystery. I can hardly wait to try the “Dirty Snowball” one reader created by adding cocoa powder added to the powdered sugar. But I will wait, until December 1.

And we haven’t even talked about fudge, divinity, or peppermint bark.

Now it has been brought to my attention that some cookbooks call the snickerdoodle a Christmas cookie. If it meets your criteria for special, and you only make it in December, then by all means, go ahead and give it that label. After all, traditions do vary. Frankly, I think you’d be unnecessarily depriving yourself the joy of those little balls of crackly dough wrapped in sugar and spice and everything nice the rest of the year.

Or maybe that just leaves more for me. And Erin. And you, if you stop by. Because no matter what the cookie, no matter what the season, cookies taste better when they’re shared.

As the Christmas Cookie Crumbles (A Food Lovers’ Village Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
5th in Series
Setting – Montana
Midnight Ink (June 8, 2018)
Paperback: 288 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0738752419
Digital ASIN: B075W25FNF

 

 

Erin is one smart cookie, but can she keep the holiday spirit—and herself—alive till Christmas?

In Jewel Bay, all is merry and bright. At Murphy’s Mercantile, AKA the Merc, manager Erin Murphy is ringing in the holiday season with food, drink, and a new friend: Merrily Thornton. A local girl gone wrong, Merrily has turned her life around. But her parents have publicly shunned her, and they nurse a bitterness that chills Erin.

When Merrily goes missing and her boss discovers he’s been robbed, fingers point to Merrily—until she’s found dead, a string of lights around her neck. The clues and danger snowball from there. Can Erin nab the killer—and keep herself in one piece—in time for a special Christmas Eve?

Includes delicious recipes!

 

Dollycas’s Thoughts

Time to celebrate Christmas and a wedding in Jewel Bay. Adam and Erin are getting married on Christmas Eve! That is after she gets Murphy’s Mercantile all ready for the holidays. The community has turned out for Decoration Day and Erin is surprised to see Merrily Thornton has returned to town. She is even more surprised about how Merrily’s family is treating her. She immediately invites Merrily to her cookie swap the following Sunday,

Merrily fails to show up at Erin’s house or at work the next day. Then her boss notices his bank deposit was short the cash Merrily was supposed to take to the bank. The woman is reported missing and sadly her boss is the one to find her dead eerily with a string of lights wrapped around her neck. Erin is rocked by her new friend’s death and decides she must find her killer. Hopefully, she doesn’t cross the killer or Adam may be left standing at the altar all by himself.

It was a lot of fun to read a story set at Christmas when the temperatures outside were climbing way past 90 degrees.  Decorating Day is Jewel Bay sounds like the perfect way to get in the Christmas Spirit.

The characters in this series are some of the most realistic I have ever read. It is very easy to get invested in their lives. Even though Merrily’s family wasn’t the nicest they still come across as real. I don’t agree with the way the handled things in their family, but we have all met people we don’t agree with.

The mystery this time really keep me guessing. Truthfully at one time or another, I suspected everyone the victim had come into contact with. Red herrings, there were a bunch. Several twists too. I was right about one part of it and totally surprised about everything else. I enjoyed how Erin jumped right into her investigation even with the holidays and her wedding coming up quick. I loved her method for keeping all the facts and suspects straight.

The story has an excellent pace. Many events take place within the 288 pages, but nothing is rushed or missed. The author describes people and places so clearly that pictures formed quickly in my mind. The dialogue was wonderfully written too.

A loving family and a family pulled apart come together in this terrific cozy mystery.

The author also includes recipes in the back of the book. The one I am excited to try is the Classic Italian Lasagna. Several differences from ours but without the Murphy’s sauce, it will probably be hard to duplicate.

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Leslie Budewitz is the author of the Food Lovers’ Village Mysteries and the Spice Shop Mysteries—and the first author to win Agatha Awards for both fiction and nonfiction. She lives in northwest Montana with her husband, a musician, and doctor of natural medicine, and their cat Ruff, a cover model, and avid bird-watcher.

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New Release Tuesday – June 2018 – Week #1

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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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New Release Tuesday – Cozy Mysteries – MAY – Week #2 – 2018

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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

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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!

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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.

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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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New Release Tuesday – APRIL – Week #1 – 2018

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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)

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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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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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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!

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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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