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#FlashbackFriday / #Review / #Giveaway – Spiced and Iced (A Callie’s Kitchen Cozy Mystery) by Jenny Kales

On Flashback Fridays I will share with you
the books I was not able to review
when they were first released that have been screaming at me
from my To-Be-Read bookshelf.
Another book that was waiting on my Kindle.


Spiced and Iced (A Callie’s Kitchen Cozy Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Setting – Wisconsin
Self Published (December 5, 2016)
Paperback: 237 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1520481555
Kindle ASIN: B01N8UXIWC

 

 

The holidays can be murder! Greek-American restaurateur Callie Costas finds herself on thin ice when a colleague is killed. Recipes included!

The season is bright when Calliope “Callie” Costas agrees to contribute her Greek snowball cookies to a December bridal shower at The English Country Inn in the scenic waterfront town of Crystal Bay, WI. But when Callie finds a colleague dead, she’s sucked into another murder investigation — all while juggling her growing business and staggering holiday workload.

As she reluctantly agrees to help the Inn’s owner track the killer, Callie is soon up to her spiced Greek biscotti in difficulties. For one thing, the hotel staff is freezing her out as she tries to uncover information, helped by her feisty Grandma Viv and her sweet but nosy aunt who’s visiting from Greece. And then there’s her deepening relationship with the suave and mysterious Detective Sands, a British expat now living in Wisconsin, who seems to have a few secrets of his own.

The icing on the cake is a host of simultaneous family mayhem including her father’s surprising fixation on a real estate agent and her ex’s plans to move back to Crystal Bay. As the Inn’s annual Christmas Tea approaches, things are heating up in Callie’s Kitchen, but she’s on thin ice! Will Christmas be a festive celebration this year – or will it be murder?

Turn to the end of the book for six delicious recipes, including Greek cookies and savories, plus traditional Midwestern holiday favorites!

Dollycas’s Thoughts

It’s December in Crystal Bay, Wisconsin. The snow if falling, frigid temps are setting in and Callie’s Kitchen is busy baking and making delicious things for the holiday season. She has agreed to provide her Greek snowball cookies for a bridal shower at The English Country Inn but before the shower begins Callie finds the party planner dead in the water. Her relationship with Detective Sands may hit the skids because she just can’t help investigating the death. Her aunt and grandma even get involved. As if she doesn’t have enough on her plate, her ex may be moving back to Crystal Bay and her father appears to be dating. Christmas may be drawing near but Callie is determined to ice the killer just like he iced his victim.

I started reading this story and it felt like home. The author really describes everything about Wisconsin perfectly. The weather, the people, the food, the little language quirks, it warmed by heart.

Callie is a lovable character, she has a huge heart and is a hard worker determined to make her business a success. Her friendship with Samantha struggled a bit in this installment and their interactions were spot on. Her relationship with Detective Sands struggles as well but we learn more about this character as they work to turn things around.  Max and Callie work together in the kitchen like a well oiled machine and he is a great friend to her. Callie’s aunt, “Sweetie” is visiting from Greece and she teams up with Grandma Viv for some laugh out loud moments.  Her father’s life is in a period of change too.  Callie is unsure if it is the situation or the woman that he is seeing that gives her concern. All these characters are well crafted, engaging and true to life.

The murder mystery itself was complicated. There were more suspects that I imagined at first and I was totally wrong about the murderer. Things got really exciting as Callie thought she too had it all figured out. We were both surprised, she actually found herself in what could have been a life or death situation. She was livid by the time she was able to literally track the culprit down. Wow Callie! You Go Girl!

I can’t finish this review without talking about the food. Good gracious, I was practically drooling every time Callie or Max were in the kitchen. I could almost smell the food cooking. I can’t wait to try the recipes in the back of the book.

Christmas in Wisconsin is delightful, (sans murders, of course), the temperatures may be dropping and the snow may be falling, but the food and friendships will warm you right up. Thank you Jenny Kales for this wonderful story.

Dollycas
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Watch for my review of Secrets and Pies, the 3rd book in this series coming soon! 

About the Author
Award-winning writer Jenny Kales is the author of ON THE CHOPPING BLOCK, the first in The Callie’s Kitchen Mystery Series. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in English and spent several years working as a copywriter and corporate communications marketing writer for many top companies. Her freelance writing about parenting has appeared in many venues including The TODAY Show Parents site. Her award-winning blog, The Nut-Free Mom, has been featured in newspapers and websites around the world.

Fiction writing is her first love and her marriage into a Greek-American Midwestern family inspired The Callie’s Kitchen mysteries, featuring Calliope Costas, food business owner and amateur sleuth. The setting of the story, “Crystal Bay,” is inspired by a favorite family vacation spot – Wisconsin’s beautiful Geneva Lakes.

Jenny is an avid reader, cook and baker and she’s addicted to mystery TV, especially anything on Masterpiece Mystery or BBC America. She lives just outside of Chicago with her husband, two daughters and one cute but demanding Yorkshire terrier.

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20 Quick Questions with Jonnie Jacobs, author of “What the Widow Knew” from Sleuthing Women II: 10 Mystery Novellas #Giveaway


Sleuthing Women II: 10 Mystery Novellas
by Lois Winston, Allison Brennan, Laura Griffin, Maggie Toussaint, Jonnie Jacobs, Camille Minichino, Heather Haven, Vinnie Hansen, Mary Kennedy, Rita Lakin, and Judy Alter

I am so happy to welcome Jonnie Jacobs to
Escape With Dollycas today to play 20 Quick Questions!


20 Quick Questions with Jonnie Jacobs

 

Favorite Color – Lavender. But most of what I own (clothing and furnishings) is neutral -black, brown or gray. Go figure.
Favorite Candy – I rarely eat candy, but can always be tempted with a piece of Sees – dark chocolate only.

Favorite Snack – Nuts

Favorite Soft Drink – Seltzer water with lime

Favorite Hard Drink –  My go-to is a glass of wine but I love mixed drinks like the mojito, lemon drop, margarita, and the totally decadent pina colada.

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor – Coffee or vanilla

Favorite Movie – No favorite but I enjoy mystery and crime dramas, and quirky movies like Little Miss Sunshine and Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. My most memorable movie was The King and I. It was my first movie ever, and we sat in a grand old theater with a live organist who played before the show started. Sheer magic to a child.

I love The King and I too!

Favorite TV Show –Believe it or not, I don’t have a television.

Favorite Book – Impossible choice.

Favorite Fictional Character – Ditto.

Favorite Super Hero – Gosh, the only one I’m actually familiar with is Superman.

Favorite Singer/Group/Band –I favor the classic rock music of the ‘60s and ‘70s and the country/bluegrass music from the same era (probably because that’s what I grew up with.)

Favorite Carnival Ride –Anything tame like the Merry-Go-Round or Ferris Wheel. I’m a wimp when it comes to roller coasters and such.

Favorite Spring Activity –  Evening walks when the air is sweet with spring blossoms.

actor portrayal 🙂

Favorite Summer Activity – Hiking, and then spending the afternoon reading.

Favorite Fall Activity – I’m generally energized to clean out and organize (although very little of it actually gets done), and to get back to hobbies like quilting and knitting.

Favorite Winter Activity – Sitting in a comfy chair by a big fire and a book.

Favorite Place to Read – Outside in the shade on a warm summer day.

actor portrayal

Favorite Place to Write – My study (AKA spare bedroom I’ve homesteaded as my own.)

Dream Vacation Destination – I’ve travelled a lot but the list of places I’d like to go keeps growing.

 

About the Author

Jonnie Jacobs is the best selling author of sixteen mystery and suspense novels, and a number of short stories. A former practicing attorney and the mother of two grown sons, she lives in Northern California with her husband. Email her at jonnie@jonniejacobs.com or visit her on the web at http://www.jonniejacobs.com.

 

 


Sleuthing Women II: 10 Mystery Novellas
Cozy Mysteries
Self Published
Publication Date: September 5, 2017
Print Length: 675 pages
ASIN: B074TVL3HG

Sleuthing Women II: 10 Mystery Novellas is a collection of ten mysteries featuring murder and assorted mayhem by ten critically acclaimed, award-winning, and bestselling authors. Each novella is a tie-in to an established multi-book series—a total of over 800 pages of reading pleasure for lovers of amateur sleuth, caper, cozy, and female P.I. mysteries.

Frosted, A Moreno & Hart Novella by Allison Brennan & Laura Griffin—Three years ago LAPD Detective Scarlet Moreno and rookie cop Krista Hart were nearly killed during a botched sting operation. Now, they’re best friends and partners in the Orange County private investigation firm of Moreno & Hart. But their routine assignments are anything but safe.

Crewel Intentions, An Anastasia Pollack Crafting Novella by Lois Winston—Craft editor Anastasia Pollack receives a desperate call for help from former fashion editor Erica Milano, now in Witness Protection. Erica is being stalked and is afraid to notify the authorities. She once saved Anastasia’s life. Will Anastasia be able to return the favor before the stalker strikes?

No Quarter, A Cleopatra Jones Novella by Maggie Toussaint—Amnesia, the doctor says when accountant Cleopatra Jones wakes in a distant hospital. Hours later most of her memory returns. Detective Jack Martinez visits Cleo’s nearby wealthy client, only she’s dead and broke. To Cleo’s horror, she’s a murder suspect. Will she totally recover her memory before the killer returns?

What the Widow Knew, A Kali-O’Brien Novella by Jonnie Jacobs—Attorney Kali O’Brien takes on the case of a young woman accused of murdering her much older, very rich husband. As evidence mounts and other possible suspects are eliminated, Kali’s doubts about her client’s innocence grow. Meanwhile, Kali is also grappling with her feelings for longtime boyfriend Detective Bryce Keating.

The Magnesium Murder, A Periodic Table Mystery by Camille Minichino—While freelance embalmer Anastasia Brent prepares the body of a young bride-to-be, she learns the girl’s mother suspects foul play. Once again Anastasia is pressed into service as a sleuth, following a trail of clues in search of a murderer and justice.

Honeymoons Can Be Murder, A Lee Alvarez Novella by Heather Haven— When PI Lee Alvarez goes on her honeymoon with bridegroom, Gurn Hanson, they find a dead woman practically on their doorstep. Kauai breezes may be soft, but there are gale force winds of accusation against Gurn. Will Lee find the real killer before her new hubby gets sent to a Hawaiian hoosegow?

Smoked Meat, A Carol Sabala Novella by Vinnie Hansen—Baker and wannabe sleuth Carol Sabala visits her mother for a family Christmas get-together. It’s murder, in more ways than one.

A Deadly Fundraiser, A Talk Radio Novella by Mary Kennedy—When radio talk show host Dr. Maggie Walsh and her pals start digging up clues in a scavenger hunt at a glitzy fundraiser, the game suddenly turns deadly. Will Maggie and her team be able to crack the case and solve the crime?

The Color of Fear. A Kelly O’Connell Novella by Judy Alter—Kelly receives a written kidnap threat targeting her infant daughter, Gracie. Kelly’s assistant Keisha narrates as Kelly and her family plot their precautions, but as time passes and the threat still looms, fear takes a toll on the family…and on Keisha.

Papa’s Ghost, A Gladdy Gold Mystery Novella by Rita Lakin—Gladdy and her girls accept an assignment iat a famous resort in Key West, thinking it will combine business with pleasure. Once they arrive, Gladdy suspects something is strange. Not only is their client an unexpected shock, but so is the case of murder they are expected to solve. Can they succeed when a whole city is against them?

Some explicit language in a few of the stories.

 

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New Release Tuesday – October 2017 – Week #3

Welcome to New Release Tuesday
October 2017 – Week #3

These books are available this week!

October 17

16 Millimeters: A Maizie Albright Humorous Mystery


Best-Laid Plants: A Potting Shed Mystery


Cold As Ice (The Country Club Murders)


Mrs. Jeffries and the Three Wise Women (A Victorian Mystery)

October 19


Secrets and Pies (A Callie’s Kitchen Cozy Mystery)

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My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #42 2017 – Wisconsin – Connecticut – Georgia – Missouri

Welcome to My Reading Itinerary Monday!

Where are your books taking you this week?

This week I am putting on a lot of literary miles.

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

Escapes Completed


Trail of Defects (Cold Springs Mysteries)
Release Date – May 26, 2016
Setting – Colorado
My Review


Murder on the Toy Town Express: A Vintage Toyshop Mystery
Release Date – October 10, 2017
Setting – New York
The Great Escapes Tour stops here tomorrow.


Barking Up the Wrong Tree (A Bluff Point Romance)
Release Date – September 26, 2017
Setting – Maine
My Review will be posted later this week.


Twelve Slays of Christmas: A Christmas Tree Farm Mystery
Release Date – October 10, 2017
Setting – Maine
Review will be posted Thursday.

Scheduled Escapes


Spiced and Iced (A Callie’s Kitchen Cozy Mystery)
Release Date – December 5, 2016
Setting – Wisconsin
My Flashback Friday Read


Death Overdue: A Haunted Library Mystery
Release Date – October 10, 2017
Setting – Connecticut
For Review


16 Millimeters: A Maizie Albright Humorous Mystery
Release Date -October 17, 2016
Setting – Georgia
Larissa Reinhart will be my guest for Cozy Wednesday next week!


Cold As Ice (The Country Club Murders)
Release Date – October 17, 2017
Setting – Missouri
The Great Escapes Tour stops here next Thursday!

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#Spotlight / #Giveaway – Cookies, Corpses & the Deadly Haunt (Haunted House Flippers Inc.) by Rachael Stapleton


Cookies, Corpses & the Deadly Haunt (Haunted House Flippers Inc.)
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Self Published
Print Length: 164 pages
ASIN: B074TY4ZXD

House flippers Jack & Juniper agree to lend and help prep their latest purchase—The Doctors House—an old Victorian mansion to act as the eerie setting for the town’s Halloween bash, they’re expecting to find missing floor boards, and pesky bats, not the ghostly specter of the murdered Doctors Wife.

But when the head of the council is found stuffed in a trunk in the attic, it appears history is repeating.

As June and the team, carry on with party preparations, they unravel a century of family secrets, whispers of lunacy—and the number one suspect goes on the run. But the victim’s family insists that the ball must go on, even with a killer on the loose. With Halloween fast approaching, June sees the woman in white and wonders if keeping the killer out was ever really a possibility. Now she’s desperate to unmask the killer before the Annual Halloween Bash turns into even more of a deadly haunt…

Praise for Cookies, Corpses & the Deadly Haunt (Haunted House Flippers Inc.)
by Rachael Stapleton

Cookies, Corpses and the Deadly Haunt was a delightful mystery with entertaining characters and a storyline to die for.
~Moonlight Rendezvous

A quick yet satisfyingly full read perfect for anyone who feels their family is dysfunctional.
~Laura’s Interests

The main characters, Juniper, Jack, and Pike seem to be well-rounded, complex characters…this was a fun read all the way through.
~Valerie’s Musings

About The Author

Rachael Stapleton lives in a Second Empire Victorian home with her husband and two children in Ontario, Canada and enjoys writing in the comforts of aged wood and arched dormers.

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October 13 – Cozy Up With Kathy – REVIEW, INTERVIEW
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October 16 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW
October 17 – Reading Authors – REVIEW
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October 19 – Sapphyria’s Books – REVIEW
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October 21 – The Montana Bookaholic – REVIEW
October 22 – Readeropolis – INTERVIEW
October 23 – A Blue Million Books – GUEST POST
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#FlashbackFriday / #Review / #Giveaway – Trail of Defects (Cold Springs Mysteries) by Sara Caudell – Great Escapes Tour

On Flashback Fridays I will share with you
the books I was not able to review
when they were first released that have been screaming at me
from my To-Be-Read bookshelf.
Another book that was waiting on my Kindle.


Trail of Defects (Cold Springs Mysteries)
Cozy Mystery
4th in Series
Setting – Colorado
Self Published (May 23, 2016)
Paperback: 260 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1541057531
E-Book ASIN: B01G3XSOC8

 

 

This modern day mystery contains unpredictable elements, reminiscent of earlier days in the Wild West. Crime waves in a small town can be confusing but it is especially daunting for Sheriff Hobson. It is unclear which side of the law his townspeople are on. Starting with an armed robbery of Kelly’s Lounge, elder abuse, and a runaway child, strange happenings pileup.

Dollycas’s Thoughts

This story creates quite a trail between bar owner Kelly O’Connor, Edna Bristol, who is recovering from knee surgery and Sheriff Jim Hobson. Kelly’s was robbed outside his tavern. Edna’s daughter was killed when she came into town to check on her mother. Sheriff Hobson has a robbery and a murder to solve and that is a lot to handle in the little town. There may also be a case of elder abuse and a child goes missing. He and his deputies have their hands full.

Ms. Caudrell has created some very interesting characters, good ones and bad ones. Edna was a character that I found very engaging and she was someone I wanted to know better. Being disabled I could identify the trouble she was having being dependent on others during her recovery.  Her cousin and caregiver, and I use that term very loosely, was something else. She really made my blood boil.

I liked the small town setting. Most everyone knows each other and tries to look out for one another when they can. Edna’s doctor and his staff really cared about her and were shocked when there were questions about her home care and when we daughter was killed they stepped up to help her not only with her knee recovery but her grief.

The story set a good pace with plenty of twists and a really unexpected turn. There were a slew of suspects until the clues started to fall intro place. The police didn’t have an easy time solving this one. The ending was satisfying and surprising to me but rang true to what would happen in a small town.

A solid mystery with believable characters that takes on a relevant issue.  I enjoyed this story very much.

Dollycas
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About The Author 

I grew up in a small ranching community in Colorado where I learned to judge beef on the hoof and under wrap. After moving around the country for my husband’s career and catching college courses as I could, I finally found myself in one place long enough to finish my degree. I was an artist (acrylic), raised three children, managed offices, and started my own genealogy resource business before weaving my stories and experiences into novels. I now live in central Texas with my patient husband and four cats. In my spare time I do genealogy and historical research and nurses orphan kittens back to health for the local animal shelter.

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October 16 – Readsalot – SPOTLIGHT
October 17 – Laura’s Interests – GUEST POST
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New Release Tuesday – October 2017 – Week #2

Welcome to New Release Tuesday
October 2017 – Week #2

These books are available this week!


October 10


Death Overdue: A Haunted Library Mystery


Twelve Slays of Christmas: A Christmas Tree Farm Mystery


Fireworks in Paradise (A Tj Jensen Mystery Book)


Murder on the Toy Town Express: A Vintage Toyshop Mystery


A Cajun Christmas Killing: A Cajun Country Mystery


Ropes and Trees and Murder (Fiona Fleming Cozy Mysteries)


Perilous Poetry (A Book Barn Mystery)


Running out of Time (A Dodie O’Dell Mystery)


Death of the Kona Man: A Carrie Jorgenson Aloha Lagoon Mystery

October 13

Baker’s Deadly Dozen (A Fresh-Baked Mystery)

October 16

Organized for Scheduled Sabotage (Organized Mysteries)

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My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #41 2017 – Colorado – New York – Maine

Welcome to My Reading Itinerary Monday!

Where are your books taking you this week?

This week I start out in Colorado then on to New York and Maine .

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

Escapes Completed


Wicked Witch Murder (A Lucy Stone Mystery Series)
Release Date – August 1,2011
Setting – Maine
My Flashback Friday Read – My Review


Wagging through the Snow (A Melanie Travis Mystery)
Release Date – September 26, 2017
Setting – Connecticut
Review will be posted tomorrow.


Dial Meow for Murder (Lucky Paws Petsitting Mystery)
Release Date – September 26, 2017
Setting – Pennsylvania
Bethany Blake will be my guest for Cozy Wednesday this week!


Mining for Justice (A Chloe Ellefson Mystery)
Release Date – October 8, 2017
Setting – Wisconsin
The Great Escapes Tour stops here this Thursday!

Scheduled Escapes


Trail of Defects (Cold Springs Mysteries)
Release Date – May 26, 2016
Setting – Colorado
My Flashback Friday Read and the Great Escapes Tour stops here this week.


Murder on the Toy Town Express: A Vintage Toyshop Mystery
Release Date – October 10, 2017
Setting – New York
The Great Escapes Tour stops here next Tuesday.


Barking Up the Wrong Tree (A Bluff Point Romance)
Release Date – September 26, 2017
Setting – Maine
For Review


Twelve Slays of Christmas: A Christmas Tree Farm Mystery
Release Date – October 10, 2017
Setting – Maine
For Review

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New Release Tuesday – October 2017 – Week #1

Welcome to New Release Tuesday
October 2017 – Week #1

These books are available this week!

October 3

A Room with a Brew (A Brewing Trouble Mystery)


Crepe Factor (A Scrapbooking Mystery)


Familiar Motives (A Witch’s Cat Mystery)


Fixing to Die (A Southern Ladies Mystery)


Ghost on the Case (A Bailey Ruth Ghost Novel)


The Ninja’s Illusion (A Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt Mystery)


Death on Tap (A Sloan Krause Mystery)


Scrapbook of Murder (An Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery)


Halloween is Murder (McKinley Mysteries)

October 8
Mining for Justice (A Chloe Ellefson Mystery)

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#Spotlight – Murder at the River Bend Retirement Resort by Stan Schatt – Great Escapes Book Tour


Murder at the River Bend Retirement Resort by Stan Schatt
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Self Published
Publication Date: July 12, 2017
Paperback: 238 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1548656195
E-Book ASIN: B073WPDFPK

When a very disagreeable resident of the exclusive River Bend Retirement Resort is murdered, bestselling mystery writer Miriam Lipsky has to find the real killer to save her dear friend from prison. She finds the retirement home seethes with intrigue, passion, and jealousy. To make matters worse, it’s hard to distinguish what residents actually saw from what they imagined.

Miriam finds she has to search for the killer while juggling an autistic grandson, a divorced daughter with a tendency to choose the wrong man, her best friend’s overly friendly husband, and a stalker who who leaves her more and more threatening notes. To make matters worse, her rabbi who won’t take no for an answer when it comes to fixing her up.

Miriam, a widow after a disastrous marriage, has given up on love. Just when she is sure that part of her life is over, someone new appears from a very unexpected place.

Murder at the River Bend Retirement Resort is a cozy mystery with a sleuth who has to learn on the job. Despite her best intentions, Miriam makes mistake after mistake and yet moves ever closer to discovering a cold blooded killer who has no remorse.

Praise For Murder at the River Bend Retirement Resort
by Stan Schatt

Murder at the River Ben Retirement Resort is an intriguing blend of the crime/mystery and the rest of Miriam’s life. There is a very pleasant balance between the two factors…
~Back Porchervations

A cozy mystery unlike any I have ever read, MURDER AT THE RIVER BEND RETIREMENT RESORT was a quick paced read that was entertaining from beginning to end.
~Lisa Ks Book Reviews

Stan Schatt wrote an attractive cozy mystery in which he interlaces the mystery plot with the main character’s life, offering us a plus by her exploration as a person.
~Mythical Books

I enjoyed our two major characters, Miriam and the sheriff. They play well off of each other…
~Valerie’s Musings

I immediately found myself drawn into the world of not-quite-senior sleuth Miriam Lipsky as she tries to find out whodunit.
~Brooke Blogs

This is a solid mystery, with reasonable markers for the culprit but enough red herrings to keep the reader uncertain.
~The Ninja Librarian

About the Author
Stan is the author of over 40 books including the Frankie and Josh mysteries. He has published books on career changing, technology, and writers that include Michael Connelly and Daniel Silva.

Author Links

Webpage @stanschatt GoodReads

Purchase Links

Amazon    B&N
Find more books by Stan Schatt on Amazon here.

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