Category: cozy mystery

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Murder’s No Votive Confidence by Christin Brecher

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Murder’s No Votive Confidence by Christin Brecher

Posted July 17, 2019 / 7 Comments

Murder’s No Votive Confidence SERIES: Nantucket Candle Maker Mystery #1 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Kensington RELEASE DATE: June 25, 2019 PAGES: 400 Nantucket candle store owner Stella Wright specializes in creating unique candles for every occasion. But someone sets the stage for murder when a Memorial Day celebration becomes a […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Peach Clobbered by Anna Gerard

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Peach Clobbered by Anna Gerard

Posted July 16, 2019 / 7 Comments

Peach Clobbered SERIES: A Georgia B&B Mystery #1 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Crooked Lane Books RELEASE DATE: July 9, 2019 PAGES: 262 What’s black and white and dead all over? Georgia bed and breakfast proprietor Nina Fleet finds out when she comes across a corpse in a penguin costume. Nina […]


Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Guilty as Charred by Devon Delaney

Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Guilty as Charred by Devon Delaney

Posted July 13, 2019 / 3 Comments

Guilty as Charred SERIES: A Cook-Off Mystery #3 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Kensington RELEASE DATE: June 25, 2019 PAGES: 304 Sherry Oliveri has attained celebrity status after winning the America’s Good Taste Recipe Contest with her delectable New England Crab Cake Sliders. But now that she’s back home in Connecticut, […]


Top Ten Tuesday: My Fave Amateur Sleuths

Top Ten Tuesday: My Fave Amateur Sleuths

Posted July 9, 2019 / 27 Comments

Happy Tuesday! And welcome to Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Today’s topic is a character freebie (anything we want), so I decided to build on my series of suspense/mystery posts the past few weeks & talk about some of my favorite amateur sleuths!   amateur sleuths […]


Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): A Cuppa Trouble by Angela Ruth Strong

Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): A Cuppa Trouble by Angela Ruth Strong

Posted June 28, 2019 / 9 Comments

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour & Giveaway for A Cuppa Trouble by Angela Ruth Strong, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! Title: A Cuppa Trouble Series: The CafFUNated Mysteries #2 Author: Angela Ruth Strong Publisher: Mountain Brook Ink Release Date: July 1, 2019 Genre: Inspirational Cozy Mystery Can a […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Strangled Eggs & Ham by Maddie Day

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Strangled Eggs & Ham by Maddie Day

Posted June 27, 2019 / 7 Comments

SERIES: A Country Store Mystery #6 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Kensington RELEASE DATE: June 25, 2019 PAGES: 304 Robbie Jordan’s rustic country store is growing in popularity. But when a dead body appears, it turns out that Robbie’s home-style cooking attracts hungry customers—and murder! While Robbie scrambles through breakfast orders […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Death by Dissertation by Kelly Brakenhoff

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Death by Dissertation by Kelly Brakenhoff

Posted June 26, 2019 / 10 Comments

SERIES: Cassandra Soto Mystery #1 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Emerald Prairie Press RELEASE DATE: April 22, 2019 PAGES: 355 Ambitious Cassandra Sato traded her life in Hawai’i for a dream position as Student Affairs VP at Morton College in tiny Carson, Nebraska. She expected the Midwestern church casseroles, land-locked cornfields, […]




Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Lynn Cahoon & Sconed to Death

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Lynn Cahoon & Sconed to Death

Posted May 29, 2019 / 20 Comments

I am delighted today to welcome one of my fave cozy mystery authors to the blog! Lynn Cahoon is here to chat about her new Cat Latimer novel which released yesterday – Sconed to Death (don’t you love that title?!?) Lynn Cahoon is the award-winning author of several NYT and […]




Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Wed, Read and Dead by V.M. Burns

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Wed, Read and Dead by V.M. Burns

Posted April 23, 2019 / 5 Comments

SERIES: Mystery Bookshop #4 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Kensington RELEASE DATE: April 30, 2019 PAGES: 272 Bookstore owner Samantha Washington sells and solves mysteries in North Harbor, Michigan—including the murder of her mother’s wedding planner . . . Sam’s mother can’t wait to wed her wealthy beau, Harold Robertson. The […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Sifting Through Clues by Daryl Wood Gerber

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Sifting Through Clues by Daryl Wood Gerber

Posted April 15, 2019 / 21 Comments

SERIES: A Cookbook Nook Mystery #8 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Beyond The Page Publishing RELEASE DATE: April 23, 2019 PAGES: 235 The Agatha Award–winning author of Wreath Between the Lines returns to the Cookbook Nook, where culinary mysteries are giving everyone food for thought . . . Book clubs from […]


Character Guest Post: Janet Finsilver’s Kelly Jackson

Character Guest Post: Janet Finsilver’s Kelly Jackson

Posted April 11, 2019 / 4 Comments

As part of the Great Escapes Virtual Book Tour for Murder at the Marina, I’m pleased to welcome the heroine of this cozy mystery series – Janet Finsilver’s Kelly Jackson! SERIES: Kelly Jackson Mystery #5 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Lyrical Underground RELEASE DATE: April 2, 2019 PAGES: 200 She’s got […]



Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): J.C. Eaton & Pinot Red or Dead?

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): J.C. Eaton & Pinot Red or Dead?

Posted March 26, 2019 / 10 Comments

As part of the Great Escapes Virtual Book Tour for Pinot Red or Dead?, I’m pleased to host the writing team of J.C. Eaton for a guest post today. Series: Wine Trail Mysteries #3 Genre: Cozy Mystery Publisher: Lyrical Underground Release Date: March 26, 2019 Pages: 206 There’s a lot […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): One Feta In The Grave by Tina Kashian

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): One Feta In The Grave by Tina Kashian

Posted February 28, 2019 / 11 Comments

SERIES: Kebab Kitchen Mystery #3 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Kensington RELEASE DATE: February 26, 2019 PAGES: 352 As summer comes to an end in her Jersey Shore town, Lucy Berberian continues to manage her family’s Mediterranean restaurant. The Kebab Kitchen also has a food tent at this year’s beach festival. […]


Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): V.M. Burns & The Puppy Who Knew Too Much

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): V.M. Burns & The Puppy Who Knew Too Much

Posted February 19, 2019 / 1 Comment

As part of the Great Escapes Virtual Book Tour for The Puppy Who Knew Too Much, I’m pleased to welcome V.M. Burns to the blog to talk about ‘pushing the cozy envelope’. (Don’t clutch your pearls just yet!) SERIES: A Dog Club Mystery #2 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Lyrical Underground […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Past Due for Murder by Victoria Gilbert

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Past Due for Murder by Victoria Gilbert

Posted February 13, 2019 / 13 Comments

SERIES: A Blue Ridge Library Mystery #3 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Crooked Lane Books RELEASE DATE: February 12, 2019 PAGES: 304 Has a curse fallen on the small town of Taylorsford, Virginia? After a young woman goes missing during a spring bonfire, library director Amy Webber must wade through the […]