Category: cozy mystery

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Marissa Shrock & Deadly Hideaway

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Marissa Shrock & Deadly Hideaway

Posted July 1, 2020 / 5 Comments

Please join me in welcoming Marissa Shrock to the blog today to chat about her new mystery Deadly Hideaway! Marissa Shrock is a survivor of many awkward blind dates and many years of teaching middle school. Both provide excellent inspiration for her fictional yarns. Since childhood, she’s loved to read […]


First Line Friday (week 197): The Case of the Beleaguered Bride

First Line Friday (week 197): The Case of the Beleaguered Bride

Posted June 12, 2020 / 15 Comments

Happy Friday! And welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books!!! Since it’s Friday, it’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. Today, I’m featuring the first line of The Case of the Beleaguered Bride by Debra E. Marvin! and […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Sprinkles of Suspicion by Kim Davis

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Sprinkles of Suspicion by Kim Davis

Posted June 10, 2020 / 17 Comments

SPRINKLES OF SUSPICION SERIES: Cupcake Catering Mystery #1 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Cinnamon & Sugar Press RELEASE DATE: June 2, 2020 PAGES: 269 One glass of cheap California chardonnay cost Emory Gosser Martinez her husband, her job, and her best friend. Unfortunately, that was only the beginning of her troubles. […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Study of Secrets by Cynthia Kuhn

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Study of Secrets by Cynthia Kuhn

Posted June 6, 2020 / 9 Comments

THE STUDY OF SECRETS SERIES: Lila Maclean Academic Mystery #5 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Henery Press RELEASE DATE: May 26, 2020 PAGES: 242 There could be nowhere more fitting for English professor Lila Maclean to spend her sabbatical than in a proper Victorian mansion. The whimsical Callahan House seems to […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Hit and Mist by Marc Jedel

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Hit and Mist by Marc Jedel

Posted June 1, 2020 / 7 Comments

HIT AND MIST SERIES: A Silicon Valley Mystery #4 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: BGM Press RELEASE DATE: May 8, 2020 PAGES: 213 He is determined to prove his friend innocent of homicide. He may make things worse … When Marty’s surfer-dude pal is arrested for murder, he must squeeze his […]


Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Suzanne Trauth & Killing Time

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Suzanne Trauth & Killing Time

Posted May 26, 2020 / 4 Comments

Please join me in welcoming author Suzanne Trauth to the blog today, chatting about her new cozy mystery Killing Time and how her readers have influenced the Dodie O’Dell series! KILLING TIME SERIES: A Dodie O’Dell Mystery #6 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Lyrical Press RELEASE DATE: June 2, 2020 PAGES: […]


First Line Friday (and a Giveaway!): Secrets of the Treasure King

First Line Friday (and a Giveaway!): Secrets of the Treasure King

Posted May 22, 2020 / 13 Comments

Happy Friday! And welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books!!! Since it’s Friday, it’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. Today, I’m featuring the first line of Secrets of the Treasure King by Terry Ambrose. and the first […]


Book Review: Murder in the Wine Country by Janet Finsilver

Book Review: Murder in the Wine Country by Janet Finsilver

Posted May 20, 2020 / 1 Comment

MURDER IN THE WINE COUNTRY SERIES: A Kelly Jackson Mystery #6 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Lyrical Underground RELEASE DATE: April 28, 2020 PAGES: 178 Weeding out killers wasn’t part of the job description… Kelly Jackson, manager of the Redwood Cove Bed and Breakfast, is excited to participate in an event […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): A Deadly Inside Scoop by Abby Collette

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): A Deadly Inside Scoop by Abby Collette

Posted May 18, 2020 / 15 Comments

A DEADLY INSIDE SCOOP SERIES: An Ice Cream Parlor Mystery #1 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Berkley Books RELEASE DATE: May 12, 2020 PAGES: 384 This book kicks off a charming cozy mystery series set in an ice cream shop–with a fabulous cast of quirky characters. Recent MBA grad Bronwyn Crewse […]


First Line Friday (and a Giveaway!): A Murderous Misconception

First Line Friday (and a Giveaway!): A Murderous Misconception

Posted May 8, 2020 / 15 Comments

Happy Friday! And welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books!!! Since it’s Friday, it’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. Today, I’m featuring the first line of A Murderous Misconception by Lorraine Bartlett & Gayle Leeson, currently on […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Mousse and Murder by Elizabeth Logan

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Mousse and Murder by Elizabeth Logan

Posted May 6, 2020 / 15 Comments

MOUSSE AND MURDER SERIES: Alaskan Diner Mystery #1 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Berkley Books RELEASE DATE: May 5, 2020 PAGES: 304 A young chef might bite off more than she can chew when she returns to her Alaskan hometown to take over her parents’ diner in this charming first installment […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I’d Invite to a Murder Mystery Party

Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I’d Invite to a Murder Mystery Party

Posted May 5, 2020 / 19 Comments

Happy Tuesday! Today’s theme for Top Ten Tuesday is all about what – or who – we would need for a bookish party. I decided to throw a hypothetical murder mystery party and invite some of my fave authors of cozy mysteries (or mysteries that have that cozy feel if […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Staging Wars by Grace Topping

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Staging Wars by Grace Topping

Posted April 25, 2020 / 5 Comments

STAGING WARS SERIES: A Laura Bishop Mystery #2 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Henery Press RELEASE DATE: April 28, 2020 PAGES: 252 Laura Bishop’s new home staging business is growing in popularity, though not with her nemesis. Laura has long suspected established interior designer Monica Heller of sabotaging her fledgling company–and […]



Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Perils and Lace by Gayle Leeson

Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Perils and Lace by Gayle Leeson

Posted April 7, 2020 / 3 Comments

HAPPY RELEASE DAY to Gayle Leeson & her new Ghostly Fashionista Mystery – Perils and Lace!! PERILS AND LACE by Gayle Leeson SERIES: A Ghostly Fashionista Mystery #2 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Grace Abraham Publishing RELEASE DATE: April 7, 2020 PAGES: 320 A murderer outwitting a quirky flapper ghost? Seams […]


Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Shelly Frome & Miranda and the D-Day Caper

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Shelly Frome & Miranda and the D-Day Caper

Posted April 4, 2020 / 12 Comments

Please join me in welcoming author Shelly Frome to the blog today, chatting about incorporating a more feminine perspective to his stories – including his new cozy mystery, Miranda and the D-Day Caper! MIRANDA AND THE D-DAY CAPER GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Boutique of Quality Books RELEASE DATE: March 1, […]



A Bunch of Books That Made Me Laugh Out Loud

A Bunch of Books That Made Me Laugh Out Loud

Posted March 26, 2020 / 22 Comments

Proverbs 17:22 says, “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength. (New Living Translation) Amid the current global pandemic, job layoffs, social distancing, working from home, mandatory shutdowns and stay at home orders, it’s easy to have a broken spirit right now. But laughter […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Paws for Murder by Scarlett English

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Paws for Murder by Scarlett English

Posted March 10, 2020 / 11 Comments

PAWS FOR MURDER SERIES: Barking Mad Mysteries #1 GENRE: Cozy Mystery RELEASE DATE: January 5, 2020 PAGES: 163 Welcome to Adlebury where village life can be downright deadly. Veterinarian Petronella Knight seems to have it all. A job she loves, good friends, and patients who adore her. But when she […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Lavender Blue Murder by Laura Childs

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Lavender Blue Murder by Laura Childs

Posted March 9, 2020 / 9 Comments

LAVENDER BLUE MURDER SERIES: A Tea Shop Mystery #21 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Berkley Books RELEASE DATE: March 3, 2020 PAGES: 336 Tea-Maven Theodosia Browning brews up trouble in the latest Tea Shop Mystery from New York Times bestselling author Laura Childs. Tea maven Theodosia Browning and her tea sommelier […]