Category: cozy mystery

Top Ten Tuesday: New to Me Authors I Read & Loved in 2020

Top Ten Tuesday: New to Me Authors I Read & Loved in 2020

Posted January 26, 2021 / 1 Comment

Happy Tuesday! Today for Top Ten Tuesday I’m looking at new to me authors I read for the first time & loved in 2020! I actually had no trouble finding ten – 2020 was a good year for both debut authors & veteran authors I hadn’t read yet. I’m posting […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): A Tourist’s Guide to Murder by V.M. Burns

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): A Tourist’s Guide to Murder by V.M. Burns

Posted January 22, 2021 / 3 Comments

A TOURIST’S GUIDE TO MURDER SERIES: Mystery Bookshop #6 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Kensington RELEASE DATE: January 26, 2021 PAGES: 256 While visiting the land of Miss Marple and Sherlock Holmes, bookstore owner and amateur sleuth Samantha Washington finds herself on a tragical mystery tour . . . Sam joins […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Broken Spine by Dorothy St. James

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Broken Spine by Dorothy St. James

Posted January 21, 2021 / 8 Comments

THE BROKEN SPINE SERIES: Beloved Bookroom Mystery #1 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Berkley RELEASE DATE: January 19, 2021 PAGES: 320 The first in an exciting new series featuring Trudell Becket, a spunky librarian who will stop at nothing to save her beloved books and catch a killer! Trudell Becket finds […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Series I Did Not Get to Read in 2020

Top Ten Tuesday: Series I Did Not Get to Read in 2020

Posted January 19, 2021 / 11 Comments

Happy Tuesday! I took a break from Top Ten Tuesday during my move & the holidays in December but now I’m back and excited about a new year of posts! Today I’m looking at entire series that I did not get to read in 2020 – even though they began […]


Cover Reveal: A Side of Murder by Amy Pershing

Cover Reveal: A Side of Murder by Amy Pershing

Posted January 18, 2021 / 1 Comment

I’m pleased today to bring you the cover reveal for A Side of Murder by Amy Pershing, releasing February 2021 from Berkley! A SIDE OF MURDER SERIES: A Cape Cod Foodie Mystery #1 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Berkley RELEASE DATE: February 23, 2021 Beautiful Cape Cod, Massachusetts, is known for […]


My Fave Reads of 2020

My Fave Reads of 2020

Posted January 3, 2021 / 18 Comments

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! And welcome to my (narrowed down, I swear) list of my fave reads of 2020! There have been so many great books out this year (again!) but life prevented me from reading as much as I wanted to (again!). I initially thought (without checking) that I’d read […]







Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Open for Murder by Mary Angela

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Open for Murder by Mary Angela

Posted December 3, 2020 / 16 Comments

OPEN FOR MURDER SERIES: A Happy Camper Mystery #1 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Lyrical Press RELEASE DATE: November 24, 2020 PAGES: 207 Deep in the heart of touristy small-town Spirit Canyon, South Dakota, former journalist Zo Jones runs the Happy Camper gift shop, where she sells everything from locally made […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Fishing For Trouble by Elizabeth Logan

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Fishing For Trouble by Elizabeth Logan

Posted November 27, 2020 / 12 Comments

FISHING FOR TROUBLE SERIES: Alaskan Diner Mystery #2 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Berkley Books RELEASE DATE: November 24, 2020 PAGES: 304 Something fishy is going on at a local seafood processing plant, and Charlie Cooke is on the hook to solve the case in this new Alaskan Diner Mystery. Summer […]


Book Review: To Fetch a Villain by Ormerod, Hudgins, Inge & Weidner

Book Review: To Fetch a Villain by Ormerod, Hudgins, Inge & Weidner

Posted November 24, 2020 / 6 Comments

TO FETCH A VILLAIN: Four Fun “Tails” of Miscreants & Murder SERIES: Mutt Mysteries #3 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Bay Breeze Books RELEASE DATE: November 3, 2020 PAGES: 244 Old dogs and new tricks abound in TO FETCH A VILLAIN, the third installment in the Mutt Mysteries series. Each of […]


Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Crime in Cornwall by Emma Dakin

Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Crime in Cornwall by Emma Dakin

Posted November 21, 2020 / 9 Comments

CRIME IN CORNWALL SERIES: British Book Tour Mysteries #2 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Camel Press RELEASE DATE: October 13, 2020 PAGES: 228 Claire Barclay’s peace is abruptly disturbed by the plea from her annoying neighbor to deal with a body in his garden. Patrick, a London publisher, is not her […]


Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Spawning Suspicion by Maggie Toussaint

Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Spawning Suspicion by Maggie Toussaint

Posted November 17, 2020 / 8 Comments

SPAWNING SUSPICION SERIES: A Seafood Caper Mystery #2 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Muddle House Publishing RELEASE DATE: November 9, 2020 PAGES: 293 The death of island playboy Curtis Marlin doesn’t register on busy caterer River Holloway’s radar…that is, until her brother and his girlfriend are arrested for the former athlete’s […]


Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Cat Conundrum by Mollie Hunt

Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Cat Conundrum by Mollie Hunt

Posted November 17, 2020 / 12 Comments

CAT CONUNDRUM SERIES: Crazy Cat Lady Mysteries #7 GENRE: Cozy Mystery RELEASE DATE: October 29, 2020 PAGES: 292 A locked room. A dead man. The cat is the only witness, and he isn’t talking. Locked-room murders are being committed in sleepy little Long Beach, Washington. As to the killer, Sheriff […]




Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Jackie Layton & Bag of Bones

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Jackie Layton & Bag of Bones

Posted October 29, 2020 / 39 Comments

I am delighted to welcome Jackie Layton to the blog today to chat about her new cozy mystery, Bag of Bones, which releases tomorrow! Jackie Layton has always lived in the southeast United States. Kentucky, Georgia, and now South Carolina. She loves living in the low country and often can’t […]