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New Release Tuesday – APRIL – Week #1 – 2018

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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My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #14 2018 – Massachusetts, Kensington, and New Jersey!

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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New Release Tuesday – March – Week #1- 2018

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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#Review / #Giveaway – Death & the Viking’s Daughter (An Auction Block Mystery) by Loretta Ross @midnightinkbook


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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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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My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #9 2018 – Kentucky – California – Georgia

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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My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #7 2018 – Traveling the Midwest

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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New Release Tuesday – February 2018 – Week #1

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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HAPPY READING EVERYONE!!

Dollycas
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#Review / #Giveaway – Pre-Meditated Murder (A Downward Dog Mystery) by Tracy Weber @midnightinkbook

Pre-Meditated Murder (A Downward Dog Mystery)
by Tracy Weber


Pre-Meditated Murder (A Downward Dog Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
5th in Series
Setting – Washington/Oregon
Midnight Ink (January 8, 2018)
Paperback: 288 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0738750682
E-Book ASIN: B0711WY9ST

 

 

Yoga instructor Kate Davidson is ready to marry her boyfriend Michael, so she’s disappointed when a special dinner doesn’t end with a proposal. But disappointment turns to dismay and outrage as she learns the real problem: Michael is already married and his green card-seeking wife is blackmailing him.

When his wife’s body is found—by Kate and her dog, no less—Michael is strangely unable to remember where he was the night she died. Since Michael has no alibi, Kate steps up to uncover what happened. What she walks into is a tangled web of deceit, obsession, and immigration fraud . . . with Michael trapped in the middle.

Dollycas’s Thoughts

In this fifth Downward Dog Mystery, Kate, Michael, Bella along with Rene and her entire family including twin babies and twin dogs hit the road and travel to Oregon. Kate was expecting a proposal but then Michael drops the bomb that he is already married and that his wife is blackmailing him. Furious with Michael she shuts him out but when he decides to go talk to his wife the whole gang goes along. After one chilly meeting with the woman, Kate is unsure what to think. But then Bella later finds the woman dead on the beach, Kate panics, she knows Michael is going to the prime suspect. After a few deep cleansing breaths Kate and Rene team up to find out what really happened much to the despair of Michael’s lawyer, her friend, and her mother’s significant other.

I have been waiting for this book since I finished the last one, so I fixed myself a beverage and a little snack and settled in to read. A few hours later I reached the end and reentered society 🙂 feeling that time must have flown by. From the moment Michael told Kate he was already married I was sucked right into the pages. I was livid for her, how could he have kept that kind of thing secret?

The author took us on quite a journey to first track down the wife and then find her murderer, all while taking care of two infants and 3 dogs. I was kept extremely entertained. These characters are realistic, fun, smart, determined and very centered most of the time. I love the role Bella plays in each mystery. He is is a very special, caring dog that has a nose for dead bodies while being a true canine companion for Kate. Even this time when he meets a polydactyl cat named Mouse he adjusts and comes to love the kitty.  Kate and Bella are so good for each other.

This story really hit me on an emotional level. I am not sure I would have been able to be as strong as Kate. She put her hurt feelings aside to save a man who didn’t trust her enough to be truthful and his first words after he told her were like a stake in the heart. This added to the mystery of who killed his wife made this just a compelling read. There were several suspects, a cop that refused to look beyond Michael, and a whole bunch of twists and turns until the truth is revealed. The author also weaves the yoga theme throughout the whole complex mystery. This story is so well written.

I believe to get the full experience of this story you need to read Kate’s story from the beginning, but with that said Tracy Weber has written this story in a way that it can stand on its own.

Dollycas
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About the Author

Tracy Weber is the author of the award-winning Downward Dog Mysteries series featuring yoga teacher Kate Davidson and her feisty German shepherd, Bella. Tracy loves sharing her passion for yoga and animals in any form possible. Her first book, Murder Strikes a Pose won the Maxwell Award for Fiction and is a 2015 Agatha award nominee for Best First Novel.

Tracy and her husband live in Seattle with their challenging yet amazing German shepherd Tasha. When she’s not writing, Tracy spends her time teaching yoga, walking Tasha, and sipping Blackthorn cider at her favorite ale house.

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New Release Tuesday – January 2018 – Week #2 – Tracy Weber, Christa Nardi, Elizabeth Spann Craig, Kate Parker and More!


January 8

Pre-Meditated Murder (A Downward Dog Mystery)
by Tracy Weber

Say No Moor (A Passport to Peril Mystery)
by Maddy Hunter

January 9

A Body in the Trunk (A Myrtle Clover Cozy Mystery)
by Elizabeth Spann Craig


Many a Twist County Cork Mystery)
by Sheila Connolly


The Hostess With the Ghostess: A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery
by E. J. Copperman

January 10

Prestige, Privilege, and Murder (A Stacie Maroni Mystery Book 1)
by Christa Nardi


Shooting on Location (Lisa Chance Cozy Mysteries Book 2)
by Estelle Richards

January 11

Deadly Fashion (The Deadly Series Book 3)
by Kate Parker

Want to see all the mysteries – cozy to thriller
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Dollycas
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My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #2 2018 – Ireland, California, New Hampshire

Welcome to My Reading Itinerary Monday!

Where are your books taking you this week?

I am glad these are virtual miles or I would be exhausted 🙂
Massachusetts to Ireland, then to California and across the country to New Hampshire.

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

Escapes Completed


Bones To Pick (A Brie Hooker Mystery)
Release Date – October 24, 2017
Setting – South Carolina
My Flashback Friday Read


Pre-Meditated Murder (A Downward Dog Mystery)
Release Date – January 8, 2018
Setting – Washington/Oregon
The Great Escapes Tour stops here tomorrow.


Dial M for Mousse (An Emergency Dessert Squad Mystery)
Release Date – January 2, 2018
Setting – Ohio
Laura will be my guest for Cozy Wednesday this week.


Every Dog Has His Day (A Bluff Point Romance)
Release Date – January 2, 2018
Setting – Maine
My review will be posted Thursday!

Current Escape


The Longest Yard Sale: A Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery
Release Date – June 30, 2015
Setting – Massachusetts
My Flashback Friday Read

Scheduled Escapes


Many a Twist: A County Cork Mystery
Release Date – January 9, 2018
Setting – Ireland


Crust No One (A Bread Shop Mystery)
Release Date – December 26, 2017
Setting – California
Winnie Archer will be my guest next Week for Cozy Wednesday.


Escape Claws (A Cat Lady Mystery)
Release Date – December 26, 2017
Setting – New Hampshire

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Dollycas
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