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The Fragrance of Death (A Sally Solari Mystery) by Leslie Karst #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @LeslieKarst

The Fragrance of Death (A Sally Solari Mystery)
by Leslie Karst

I am very happy to shine my spotlights
on The Fragrance of Death today!

About The Fragrance of Death


The Fragrance of Death (A Sally Solari Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
5th in Series
Setting – California
Severn House; Main edition (August 2, 2022)
Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 224 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1448309034
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1448309030
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09V878YNB

Restaurateur Sally Solari has a nose for trouble, but when her sense of smell goes missing, it’s not just her career on the line . . . it’s her life.

Restaurateur Sally Solari is a champion, both in the kitchen and on the case, but after getting mixed up in one too many murders, she’s noticed her nonna’s friends have now taken to crossing themselves when they see her in the street. Adding to her woes, a sinus infection has knocked out her sense of smell, making cooking on the hot line difficult, indeed. Nevertheless, Sally is determined to stay out of trouble and focus on her work.

But then her old acquaintance Neil Lerici is murdered at the annual Santa Cruz Artichoke Cook-Off, and her powers of investigation are called into action once more. Could Neil have been killed by the local restaurant owner who took his winning spot at the competition? Or maybe by one of his siblings, who were desperate to sell the family farm to a real estate developer?

Sally plunges headfirst into the case, risking alienating everyone she knows – including the dapper Detective Vargas, who finds her sleuthing both infuriating and endearing. And soon it’s not only her restaurant and a tentative new relationship that are on the line – it’s her life . . .

The Fragrance of Death is a non-stop fun cozy mystery that will keep your mind buzzing and your mouth watering, and contains a selection of delicious recipes to cook at home.

Great Escapes Praise for The Fragrance of Death (A Sally Solari Mystery)
by Leslie Karst

This creates a highly enjoyable read that is the perfect way to spend a pleasant afternoon. Sure to be enjoyed by fans of the genre.
~Books A Plenty Book Reviews

I simply love the recipes and delectable dishes offered in the book. Artichokes are an unsung veggie that needs more attention. All in all, this was a pleasant quick read.
~I Read What You Write

The Fragrance of Death is a smart, funny, skillfully plotted mystery, with a bonus: Leslie Karst is a trained chef. In The Fragrance of Death she shares some of the recipes for the delicious dishes mentioned throughout the book. You’ll want to try them all, but to whet your appetite, read on!
~Island Confidential

About Leslie Karst

Leslie Karst is the author of the Lefty Award-nominated Sally Solari culinary mystery series. The daughter of a law professor and a potter, she waited tables and sang in a new wave rock band before deciding she was ready for “real” job and ending up at Stanford Law School. It was during her career as a research and appellate attorney in Santa Cruz, California, that Leslie rediscovered her youthful passion for food and cooking and once more returned to school—this time to earn a degree in culinary arts.

Now retired from the law, Leslie spends her time cooking, cycling, gardening, singing alto in her local community chorus, and of course writing. She and her wife and their Jack Russell mix split their time between Santa Cruz and Hilo, Hawai‘i.

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My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #29 – 2022

Welcome to My Reading Itinerary Monday!

My reading time took a hit this week when I just couldn’t keep my eyes open.
I am hoping to get back on track because
I have a full calendar of books this week I need to read.

Where are your books taking you this week?

I will be traveling to Vermont, South Dakota, and Connecticut!

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

Escapes Completed


The Guest is a Goner: A Humorous Paranormal Cozy Mystery (Sedona Spirit Cozy Mysteries)
by Carly Winter
Release Date – February 11, 2021
Setting – Arizona
My Flashback Friday Read
and for my Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge.
My Review


Peppermint Barked: A Spice Shop Mystery
by Leslie Budewitz
Release Date – July 19, 2022
Setting – Washington State
Leslie Budewitz will be here this week for Cozy Wednesday!


Double Dipped (One Scoop or Two)
by Terry Korth Fischer
Release Date – June 29, 2022
Setting – Wisconsin
The Great Escapes Book Tour stops here this Thursday!

Current Escape


Boats and Bad Guys (An Isle of Man Ghostly Cozy)
by Diana Xarissa
Release Date – February 17, 2017
Setting – Isle of Man
My Flashback Friday Read
and for my Alphabet Soup Author Edition Challenge.

Scheduled Escapes


No Parm No Foul (Grilled Cheese Mysteries)
by Linda Reilly
Release Date – July 26, 2022
Setting – Vermont
For Review


The Sign of the Calico Quartz (The Sweetbrier Inn Mysteries)
by Jan Drexler
Release Date – May 25, 2022
Setting – South Dakota
The Great Escapes Book Tour stops here next week for Cozy Wednesday!


Mint Chocolate Murder: An Ice Cream Shop Mystery
by Meri Allen
Release Date – July 26, 2022
Setting – Connecticut
For Review

Future Escapes

July 17 – 23, 2022


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Posted in My Reading Itinerary Monday

My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #28 – 2022

Welcome to My Reading Itinerary Monday!

Where are your books taking you this week?

I will be traveling to Washington State, Arizona, and home to Wisconsin!

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

Escapes Completed


A Perilous Pal (A Friend for Hire Mystery)
by Laura Bradford
Release Date – July 5, 2022
Setting – Tennessee
My Review will be up tomorrow!


Muddled Through (A Maine Clambake Mystery)
by Barbara Ross
Release Date – June 28, 2022
Setting – Maine
I will feature this book for Cozy Wednesday this week!


Killers of a Feather (Urban Tails Pet Shop Mysteries)
by T. C. LoTempio
Release Date – June 21, 2022
Setting – Connecticut
The Great Escapes Tour stops here this Thursday!

Current Escape


The Guest is a Goner: A Humorous Paranormal Cozy Mystery (Sedona Spirit Cozy Mysteries)
by Carly Winter
Release Date – February 11, 2021
Setting – Arizona
My Flashback Friday Read
and for my Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge.

Scheduled Escapes


Peppermint Barked: A Spice Shop Mystery
by Leslie Budewitz
Release Date – July 19, 2022
Setting – Washington State
Leslie Budewitz will be here next week for Cozy Wednesday!


Double Dipped (One Scoop or Two)
by Terry Korth Fischer
Release Date – June 29, 2022
Setting – Wisconsin
The Great Escapes Book Tour stops here next Thursday!

I will need to choose a #FlashbackFriday book!

Future Escapes

July 10 – 16, 2022


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Happy Reading!!

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Posted in New Release Tuesday

New Release Tuesday – January 3, 2017

NEW RELEASE TUESDAY 2014

Welcome to New Release Tuesday – January 3, 2017!

These wonderful books are available today! 

Changing Things Up A Bit To Bring You New Books By The Week! 

 

 

Assault and Beret (A Hat Shop Mystery) by Jenn McKinlay

Fudge and Jury (A Bakeshop Mystery) by Ellie Alexander

Telling Tails (Second Chance Cat Mystery) by Sofie Ryan

Graveyard Shift(A Pepper Martin Mystery) by Casey Daniels
(Actual Release Date – January 1)

Third Time’s a Crime (A Love or Money Mystery) by Diana Orgain

Want to see all the mysteries – cozy to thriller
being released in January.
Just click here.

Can’t afford to buy or pre-order all the books you want to at this time.
Bookmark this page in your browser so you can reference it at any time!

HAPPY READING EVERYONE!!

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#Spotlight – #Giveaway – THE CASE OF THE MISSING MORRIS DANCER By Cathy Ace – Great Escapes Book Tour

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THE CASE OF THE MISSING MORRIS DANCER
By Cathy Ace

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The Case of the Missing Morris Dancer:
A cozy mystery set in Wales
(A WISE Enquiries Agency Mystery)

Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Severn House (November 1, 2016)
Paperback: 224 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1847516633
E-Book ASIN: B01AADQSF2
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Synopsis

The Women of the WISE Enquiries Agency are back in a witty and intriguing new mystery.

The Anwen Morris Dancers are to play a pivotal role in the imminent nuptials of Henry, eighteenth Duke of Chellingworth. But it looks as though the wedding plans might go awry unless Mavis, Annie, Carol and Christine can help Althea, the Dowager Duchess, by finding a missing Morris man and a set of ancient and valuable artifacts in time for her son’s wedding.
Anwen-by-Wye might look like an idyllic Welsh village where family values reign and traditions still mean something in a modern world, but what will the WISE women find when they peer behind the respectable net curtains?

Praise for The Missing Morris Dancer

The characters are interesting as are the traditions and superstitions surrounding the wedding and the missing dancer…If you’re a fan of British mystery or Welsh mystery or mystery in a different setting, you will enjoy this tale.
~Christa Reads and Writes

I really enjoyed the team of women doing the investigating in this story. Their distinct personalities work well together, as each has her own strengths to bring to the group…
~The Book’s the Thing

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About The Author –

Cathy Ace loves crime! It’s true – she discovered Nancy Drew in her local library, then found Agatha Christie on her Mum’s bookshelves, and she never looked back. Cathy happily admits that the characters she met between the book-covers as a child have influenced her writing. “Nancy Drew was plucky, strong and independent, and Agatha Christie’s puzzles engaged me every time. I love the sort of book that mixes intricate plotting with a dash of danger, and that’s what I’ve tried to create with my Cait Morgan Mystery Series. Beginning my new series, featuring the women of the WISE Enquiries Agency, I have been able to indulge my love of stately homes, village life and the interplay between characters that can take place in that sort of setting.”

Cathy Ace was born and raised in Swansea, South Wales, and worked in marketing communications for decades across Europe. Having migrated to Canada in 2000, she now lives in beautiful British Columbia, where her ever-supportive husband (and two chocolate Labradors) ensure she’s able to write full-time. Bestselling author Ace writes two series of mystery books: the Cait Morgan Mysteries, and the WISE Enquiries Agency Mysteries. Her fourth Cait Morgan Mystery, The Corpse with the Platinum Hair, won the 2015 Bony Blithe Award for Best Canadian Light Mystery.

Author Links:    Website    Facebook     Twitter: @AceCathy    GoodReads

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Spotlight/ #Giveaway – The Ninth Life by Clea Simon

My turn today on this fantastic tour!

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The Ninth Life
by Clea Simon

 

NINTH LIFE
The Ninth Life: A new cat mystery series
(A Blackie and Care Cat Mystery)

Mystery
Severn House Publishers (March 1, 2016)
Hardcover: 224 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0727885715
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Synopsis

Introducing Blackie, an unusual feline hero, and his companion Care in the first of this dark new mystery series.

Three figures, shadowy against the light. That’s all I remember from my past life, as I am dragged, dripping and half-drowned, from the flood. My saviour, a strange, pink-haired girl, is little help. She can barely care for herself, let alone the boy she loves. And although she has sworn to avenge the murder of her mentor, she must first escape the clutches of drug dealers, murderers and thieves. I would repay her kindness if I could. But we are alone in this blighted city – and I am a cat.
The past is an enigma to Blackie, the voice of Clea Simon’s dark new mystery. Combining elements of feline fantasy and cozy whodunit, The Ninth Life introduces this unusual hero and his companion, Care: two small creatures in a nightmarish urban landscape, fighting for their lives, and for the lives and memories of those they love.

Advance praise for The Ninth Life:

Forget everything you think you know about ‘cat mysteries.’ The Ninth Life is a dark and gritty story of life on the streets, told from the unique point of view of a narrator who sees things humans can’t. Clea Simon has given us a window into a world of constant and surprising dangers, frustrations and almost unbearable tension, and it’s one I won’t soon forget.
Joseph Finder, New York Times bestselling author of The Fixer and Suspicion

A tour de force of point of view – the talented Clea Simon flawlessly portrays a main character the likes of which we’ve never encountered! With skill and style and profound understanding, she entertains readers with an exciting, compelling, and utterly unique adventure.
Hank Phillippi Ryan, Agatha, Anthony and Mary Higgins Clark Award winning author

The Ninth Life is a tour through a criminal wilderness of alleys and gutters, guided by a hunter as canny and fierce as they come.  While Care is a smart, tough, and vulnerable young protagonist, narrator Blackie steals the limelight, showing us these dark places through his sharp feline eyes.  A good noir tale will reveal a shadowy existence that parallels our own; Clea Simon goes many steps beyond, creating a terrific story that draws us in and makes us relate to a narrator whose life is a world away from our own.
–Agatha, Anthony and Macavity Award winner Dana Cameron

Praise for The Ninth Life from this tour:

This is a new series from Clea Simon, and new concept as well. This time around we get the story from the perspective of a cat….I truly enjoyed this book…
~Book Babble

The Ninth Life defies simple genre classification. Clea Simon’s book is a gritty tale of the street, and what it can do to those without a lot of their own power. It just happens to be told from the point of view of a cat.
~Back Porchervations

…the narration by Blackie the cat as he witnesses things humans can’t puts an especially unique and enjoyable twist on this tale (tail…) of “feline noir”.
~Melissa’s Mochas, Mysteries and Meows

Ms. Simon does an excellent job introducing us to both primary characters, Blackie and Care, right from the start. I easily connected with both of them and worried about their safety as they conducted their investigation…
~Queen of All She Reads

Clea Simon has twisted my brain with this book…Brilliant Clea, just brilliant.
~Booth Talks Books

CLEA
About The Author

Clea Simon is the author of 19 cozies in the Theda Krakow, Dulcie Schwartz, and Pru Marlowe pet noir series. The latter two are ongoing and include her most recent books, Code Grey (Severn House) and When Bunnies Go Bad (Poisoned Pen Press). The Ninth Life, the first book in her Blackie & Care mysteries, a darker series, will be published by Severn House on March 1. A former journalist and nonfiction author, she lives in Somerville, Mass., with her husband, the writer Jon Garelick, and their cat Musetta.

Author Links:

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