Apr 292019
 

Welcome to My Reading Itinerary Monday!

Where are your books taking you this week?

I am traveling to New Jersey, Florida, Pennsylvania, and Georgia!

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

Escapes Completed


Wed, Read & Dead (Mystery Bookshop)
by V.M. Burns
Release Date – April 30, 2019
Setting – Michigan
The Great Escapes Tour stops here tomorrow!


Flower Power Trip (Braxton Campus Mysteries)
by James J. Cudney
Release Date – March 30, 2019
Setting – Pennsylvania
My review will be up tomorrow! 


The Scent of Murder: A Mystery (A Jazz Ramsey Mystery)
by Kylie Logan
Release Date – May 7, 2019
Setting – Ohio
My review will be up on Thursday! 

Scheduled Escapes


Died in the Wool (A Knit & Nibble Mystery)
Release Date – August 28, 2018
Setting – New Jersey
My Flashback Friday Read!


A Deadly Feast: A Key West Food Critic Mystery
by Lucy Burdette
Release Date – May 7, 2019
Setting – Florida
The Great Escapes Tour stops here next Tuesday!


Fair Game (A Zoe Chambers Mystery)
by Annette Dashofy
Release Date – May 14, 2019
Setting – Pennsylvania
The Great Escapes Tour stops here next week for Cozy Wednesday!


The Good Detective
by John McMahon
Release Date – March 19, 2019
Setting – Georgia
For Review

Future Escapes

April 29 – May 5, 2019 – In addition to those above, these books are being released this week!


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Apr 012019
 

Welcome to My Reading Itinerary Monday!

Where are your books taking you this week?

I am heading back across the pond this week then back to New Jersey! 

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

Escapes Completed


Deadly Deception (The Deadly Series)
by Kate Parker
Release Date – March 22, 2019
Setting – England
The Great Escapes Tour stops here tomorrow!


The Hidden Corpse (A Food Blogger Mystery)
by Debra Sennefelder
Release Date – March 26, 2019
Setting – Connecticut
The Great Escapes Tour stops her this week for Cozy Wednesday!


The Loch Ness Papers (A Scottish Bookshop Mystery)
by Paige Shelton
Release Date – April 2, 2019
Setting – Scotland
My Review will be up Thursday! 


A Witch to Remember: A Wishcraft Mystery
by Heather Blake
Release Date – April 9, 2019
Setting – Massachusetts
My Review will be up on Friday.


Dakota Dream (Dakota Series)
by Lauraine Snelling
Rereleased (November 26, 2018)
Setting – North Dakota
My Flashback Friday Read

Scheduled Escapes


An Artless Demise (A Lady Darby Mystery)
by Anna Lee Huber
Release Date – April 2, 2019
Setting – England
For Review


Murder in Tranquility Park (A Ferrara Family Mystery)
by J.D. Griffo
Release Date – March 26, 2019
Setting – New Jersey
The Great Escapes Tour stops here next week for Cozy Wednesday!


The Don Con
by Richard Armstrong
Release Date – April 1, 2019
For Review

Future Escapes

April 1 – 7, 2019


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Mar 252019
 

Welcome to My Reading Itinerary Monday!

Where are your books taking you this week?

I am heading across the pond this week! 

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

Escapes Completed


Leave No Scone Unturned (Chef-to-Go Mysteries)
by Denise Swanson
Release Date – March 26, 2019
Setting – Illinois
My Review will be up tomorrow!


Pinot Red or Dead? (The Wine Trail Mysteries)
by J.C. Eaton
Release Date – March 26, 2019
Setting – New York
The Great Escapes Tour stops here this Wednesday!


Trouble on the Books: A Castle Bookshop Mystery
by Essie Lang
Release Date – March 13, 2019
Setting – New York
My Review will be up Thursday!

Current Escape


A Literal Mess (An Allie Cobb Mystery)
by J.C. Kenney
Release Date – January 8, 2019
Setting – Indiana
My Flashback Friday Read!

Scheduled Escapes


Deadly Deception (The Deadly Series)
by Kate Parker
Release Date – March 22, 2019
Setting – England


The Hidden Corpse (A Food Blogger Mystery)
by Debra Sennefelder
Release Date – March 26, 2019
Setting – Connecticut
The Great Escapes Tour stops her next week for Cozy Wednesday!


The Loch Ness Papers (A Scottish Bookshop Mystery)
by Paige Shelton
Release Date – April 2, 2019
Setting – Scotland
For Review

Future Escapes

March 25 – 31, 2019


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New Release Tuesday – Cozy Mysteries – MAY – Week #1 – 2018

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May 012018
 

Welcome to New Release Tuesday! 

These books are available today at booksellers everywhere! 


Murder, She Wrote: A Date with Murder
by Jessica Fletcher, Donald Bain, Jon Land


Down the Aisle with Murder: An Otter Lake Mystery
by Auralee Wallace


Dressed for Death in Burgundy: A French Village Mystery
by Susan C. Shea


Lethal Literature (A Book Barn Mystery)
by Kym Roberts


Magick Run Amok (An Abracadabra Mystery)
by Sharon Pape


Murder on Union Square (A Gaslight Mystery)
by Victoria Thompson

These 3 titles are being re-released by Henery Press!


I Scream, You Scream (A Mystery A-la-mode)
by Wendy Lyn Watson


Scoop To Kill (A Mystery A-la-mode)
by Wendy Lyn Watson


A Parfait Murder (A Mystery A-la-mode)
by Wendy Lyn Watson

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

HAPPY READING EVERYONE!!

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Apr 242018
 


Death by Dumpling: A Noodle Shop Mystery
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Setting – Ohio
St. Martin’s Paperbacks (March 27, 2018)
Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1250129154
Kindle ASIN: B075DGHHQK

 

 

Welcome to the Ho-Lee Noodle House, where the Chinese food is to die for. . .

The last place Lana Lee thought she would ever end up is back at her family’s restaurant. But after a brutal break-up and a dramatic workplace walk-out, she figures that helping wait tables is her best option for putting her life back together. Even if that means having to put up with her mother, who is dead-set on finding her a husband.

Lana’s love life soon becomes yesterday’s news once the restaurant’s property manager, Mr. Feng, turns up dead—after a delivery of shrimp dumplings from Ho-Lee. But how could this have happened when everyone on staff knew about Mr. Feng’s severe, life-threatening shellfish allergy? Now, with the whole restaurant under suspicion for murder and the local media in a feeding frenzy—to say nothing of the gorgeous police detective who keeps turning up for take-out—it’s up to Lana to find out who is behind Feng’s killer order. . . before her own number is up.

Dollycas’s Thoughts

While not a fan of Chinese food, this cover caught my attention, plus it was the first book in a new series so I added to my Kindle immediately.

Lana Lee has grown up working in her mother’s restaurant but never expected to back working there now. Her mother is quite pleased because having her close means she can work on finding Lana a husband. That is the last thing on Lana’s mind.

The restaurant is part of the Asia Village. A plaza that is part of the original Chinatown area on the east side of Cleveland. It is managed by Mr. Feng, who orders lunch from the Ho-Lee Noodle House all the time. The staff knows his dietary restrictions by heart. So when the man is found dead in his office right after finishing his Ho-Lee dumplings everyone is in shock. The chef becomes the #1 suspect and Lana decides she needs to be the one to serve up the real killer. That is if they don’t kill her first.

Ms. Chien has cooked up a great start for this Noodle Mystery Series. A fresh new idea bringing the Asian culture to cozy readers.

The staff at Ho-Lee Noodle House are family. They have known and worked together for years. The same can be said of most of the store owners in the plaza. The author does an excellent job of introducing the cast and the connections to each other. She also introduces Lana’s roommate/friend, Megan Riley, Detective Trudeau and Lana’s dog Kikko. They are an eclectic cast of characters and very well developed for the first book in a series.

The book had a good pace, my finger was swiping the pages rapidly. Twists and turns, and drama that took us to some unexpected places. Lana was a determined sleuth, no matter how many times Detective Trudeau told her to leave the investigation to him. The author took us on a delightful journey to catch the killer with some hard to figure out clues.

I found the setting very interesting and enjoyed learning how the plaza had evolved over the years and how it was the heart of this community.

An entertaining cozy. Mystery, humor and just a bit of romance served up with noodles and dumplings on the side. Vivien Chien has brought a fresh voice to this genre and I am hungry for more. I have marked my calendar, Dim Sum of All Fears will be released August 28. 

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About the Author

Vivien Chien was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio where she grew up in a mixed-race home, making for some very interesting cultural experiences. She found her love of books and the written word at an early age while writing short stories about her classmates in elementary school. Currently, she writes side-by-side with her toy fox terrier who refuses to sit anywhere else. When she’s not writing the Noodle Shop mysteries, Vivien enjoys frequenting local Asian restaurants, frolicking in the bookstore, and searching for her next donut. (From Amazon)


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.”

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Apr 232018
 

Welcome to My Reading Itinerary Monday!

Where are your books taking you this week?

I will be starting in Michigan, then on to California and Connecticut.

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

Escapes Completed


Death by Dumpling: A Noodle Shop Mystery
Release Date – March 27, 2018
Setting – Ohio
My Review will post tomorrow!


Shot in the Dark (A Coffeehouse Mystery)
Release Date – April 17, 2018
Setting – New York
Cleo Coyle will be my guest for Cozy Wednesday this week
and she is touring with Great Escapes Book Tours!


Wedding Cake Crumble (Cupcake Bakery Mystery)
Release Date – April 3, 2018
Setting – Arizona
The review will be up on Thursday!


Unnatural Causes: A Dr. Katie LeClair Mystery
Release Date – December 12, 2017
Setting – Michigan
My Flashback Friday Read

Scheduled Escapes


Read Herring Hunt (Mystery Bookshop Mysteries)
Release Date – April 24, 2018
Setting – Michigan
For Review


Murder Most Fermented (Rose Avenue Wine Club Mystery)
Release Date – April 24, 2018
Setting – California
Christine E. Blum will be my guest for Cozy Wednesday next week!


Beach Bliss
Release Date – March 6, 2018
Setting – Connecticut
For Review

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Apr 162018
 

Welcome to My Reading Itinerary Monday!

Where are your books taking you this week?

I am traveling to Arizona by the end of the week, wish it was a real trip away from this snow 🙂 

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

Escapes Completed


Murder at the Mushroom Festival (A Kelly Jackson Mystery)
Release Date – April 17, 2018
Setting – California
The Great Escapes Tour stops here tomorrow!


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 this week!


Murder, She Knit (A Knit & Nibble Mystery)
Release Date – March 27, 2018
Setting – New Jersey
The review will be up Thursday!


Booked for Trouble (A Lighthouse Library Mystery)
Release Date – September 1, 2015
Setting – North Carolina
My Flashback Friday Read!

Scheduled Escapes


Death by Dumpling: A Noodle Shop Mystery
Release Date – March 27, 2018
Setting – ???


Shot in the Dark (A Coffeehouse Mystery)
Release Date – April 17, 2018
Setting – New York


Wedding Cake Crumble (Cupcake Bakery Mystery)
Release Date – April 3, 2018
Setting – Arizona

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Mar 272018
 

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

March 26


Hippity Hoppity Homicide (Zoe Donovan Cozy Mystery)
by Kathi Daley

March 27

A Manor of Murder (A Twin Sisters Mystery)
by June Shaw


A Riesling to Die (The Wine Trail Mysteries)
by J.C. Eaton


The Bengal Identity (A Cat Groomer Mystery)
by Eileen Watkins


Death by Dumpling: A Noodle Shop Mystery
by Vivien Chien


Murder, She Knit (A Knit & Nibble Mystery)
by Peggy Ehrhart


Natural Thorn Killer (A Rose City Mystery)
by Kate Dyer-Seeley


Plain Confession (A Stone Mill Amish Mystery)
by Emma Miller


The Uninvited Corpse (Food Blogger Mystery)
by Debra Sennefelder


Uneasy Prey (A Zoe Chambers Mystery)
by Annette Dashofy

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

HAPPY READING EVERYONE!!

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Jan 302018
 

New Release Tuesday
January 2018
Week #5

These books are available today at bookstores everywhere!


Biscuits and Slashed Browns (A Country Store Mystery)


Class Reunions Are Murder (A Poppy McAllister Mystery)


Curses, Boiled Again!: A Lobster Shack Mystery


Death by Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake (A Death by Chocolate Mystery)


Lies That Comfort and Betray (A Gilded Age Mystery)


Murder Borrowed, Murder Blue (A Wedding Planner Mystery)


Survival of the Fritters (A Deputy Donut Mystery)

The Phantom of Oz (An Ivy Meadows Mystery)

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

HAPPY READING EVERYONE!!

Dollycas

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New Release Tuesday – January 2018 – Week #1 – Teresa Trent, Lorraine Bartlett, R.L. Syme and more!

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Jan 022018
 

new release tuesday jan 2018 week 1


Murder of a Good Man (A Piney Woods Mystery Book 1)
by Teresa Trent
Kindle Edition Available January 1, 2018
Paperback Available January 15, 2018


It’s Tutu Much (Life On Victoria Square Book 4)
by Lorraine Bartlett
Release Date – January 1, 2018


Another One Bites the Crust (A Bakeshop Mystery)
by Ellie Alexander
Release Date – January 2, 2018


Death Below Stairs (A Below Stairs Mystery)
by Jennifer Ashley
Release Date – January 2, 2018


Dial M for Mousse (An Emergency Dessert Squad Mystery)
by Laura Bradford
Release Date – January 2, 2018


Scones and Scoundrels: The Highland Bookshop Mystery Series
by Molly MacRae
Release Date – January 2, 2018


Vangie Vale and the Strangled Strudel (The Matchbaker Mysteries)
by R.L. Syme
Release Date – January 4, 2018


Winter Whodunnits: A Dozen Cozy Mysteries for a Chilly Winter’s Night
by Stacey Alabaster,‎ Anna Celeste Burke,‎ Kathi Daley,‎ Nell Goddin,‎ Alison Golden,‎
Dianne Harman,‎ CeeCee James,‎ Summer Prescott,‎ BR Snow,‎ Amy Vansant,‎
Shannon VanBergen,‎ J A Whiting

Release Date – January 2, 2018

 

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

HAPPY READING EVERYONE!!

Dollycas

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