Category: cozy mystery

Jun 16
Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Mrs. Odboddy Hometown Patriot by Elaine Faber

Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Mrs. Odboddy Hometown Patriot by Elaine Faber

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Since the onset of WWII, Agnes Agatha Odboddy, hometown patriot and self-appointed scourge of the underworld, suspects conspiracies around every corner…stolen ration books, German spies running amuck, and a possible Japanese invasion off the California coast. This seventy-year-old, model citizen would set the world aright if she could get Chief… Read more »

May 19
Book Review: Death at a Fixer Upper by Sarah Hobart

Book Review: Death at a Fixer Upper by Sarah Hobart

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In Sarah T. Hobart’s wickedly funny and fast-paced Home Sweet Home mystery series, small-town real estate agent Sam Turner discovers it’s bad for business when her clients keep dropping dead. Newly armed with her real estate license, Sam Turner loves Arlinda, her quirky seaside hometown in Northern California. But life… Read more »

May 07
Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Without a Doubt by Nancy Cole Silverman

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Without a Doubt by Nancy Cole Silverman

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As radio reporter Carol Childs investigates a series of Beverly Hills jewelry heists, she realizes her FBI boyfriend, Eric, is working the same case. Even worse, she may have inadvertently helped the suspect escape. The situation intensifies when the suspect calls the radio station during a live broadcast, baiting Carol… Read more »

Dec 30
Most Anticipated Books January-June 2016: Mystery/Suspense

Most Anticipated Books January-June 2016: Mystery/Suspense

Ann H. Gabhart, Brittany Cavallaro, Colleen Coble, coming soon, cozy mystery, Dani Pettrey, Dee Henderson, Irene Hannon, Janice Cantore, Kate James, Lynette Eason, Margaret Brownley, mystery/suspense, Patricia Bradley, Rachel McMillan, Sandra Orchard, Sarah Sundin, Terri Blackstock 16

All week here on the blog, I’m talking about the books coming out in the first half of 2016. Monday, I gave you my contemporary “can’t waits”, Tuesday was the historicals’ turn.

Today I am pleased to present my list of the mystery/suspense books I’m most excited about from January to June 2016!

Dec 02
Book Blast (and a Giveaway!): Poppy Peters Mysteries by A. Gardner

Book Blast (and a Giveaway!): Poppy Peters Mysteries by A. Gardner

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After an injury derails Poppy Peters’ ballet career, she gathers the courage to follow in her grandmother’s footsteps and attend Calle Pastry Academy in a small-town in Georgia. Poppy has her work cut out for her not only fitting in with her charming (and not-so-charming ) Southern classmates but also proving her worth to her teachers after her first publicly humiliating attempt a making the school’s famous peach pie. But Poppy’s pastry problems go from bad to worse when she’s suddenly accused of stealing expensive black truffles, and her attempt to clear her name goes awry…resulting in her finding a dead body instead! If Poppy’s going to survive this culinary experience, she’ll need to find the missing truffles and track down a killer, all while honing her baking skills to compete in the school’s dessert competition for a coveted pastry internship in Paris. Can Poppy prove she’s one tough cookie? Or is her life about to crumble?