Category: cozy mystery

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Hems and Homicide by Elizabeth Penney

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Hems and Homicide by Elizabeth Penney

Posted January 17, 2020 / 11 Comments

HEMS & HOMICIDE SERIES: Apron Shop #1 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: St. Martin’s Paperbacks RELEASE DATE: December 31, 2019 PAGES: 288 Welcome to the first in the Apron Shop mystery series by Elizabeth Penney, set in the quaint village of Blueberry Cove, Maine where an expert seamstress turned amateur sleuth […]


New Releases I’m Excited About: Early 2020 Mystery & Suspense

New Releases I’m Excited About: Early 2020 Mystery & Suspense

Posted January 10, 2020 / 17 Comments

Hi friends! It’s time for a new season of new books! At the start of each new publishing season, I find myself buried a little deeper beneath my TBR pile (the term ‘pile’ is misleadingly small), and the early 2020 crop of new releases is positively magnificent. So long, all […]


Author Interview: Amy K. Rognlie & To Err is Human

Author Interview: Amy K. Rognlie & To Err is Human

Posted January 8, 2020 / 3 Comments

Please join me in welcoming author Amy K Rognlie to the blog today to chat about her new cozy mystery To Err is Human! Amy K. Rognlie won her first contest for her debut story, “My Pet Kangaroo,” in second grade. Since then, Amy has gone on to author two novels […]


My Fave Reads of 2019 (by genre)

My Fave Reads of 2019 (by genre)

Posted December 30, 2019 / 33 Comments

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Saying goodbye to another year full of highs and lows and everything in between. 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 only read 158 books this year as […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Bookmarked for Murder by V.M. Burns

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Bookmarked for Murder by V.M. Burns

Posted December 8, 2019 / 7 Comments

BOOKMARKED FOR MURDER SERIES: Mystery Bookshop #5 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Kensington RELEASE DATE: November 26, 2019 PAGES: 256 Amateur sleuth Samantha Washington’s shopping trip to Chicago takes a deadly detour when a man is murdered on her bus . . . After some post-Christmas retail therapy in the Windy […]





Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Scarlet Fever by Rita Mae Brown

Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Scarlet Fever by Rita Mae Brown

Posted November 25, 2019 / 8 Comments

SCARLET FEVER SERIES: “Sister” Jane #12 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Ballantine Books RELEASE DATE: November 26, 2019 PAGES: 304 Winter blizzards bring a flurry of cases to solve in this riveting new foxhunting mystery featuring “Sister” Jane Arnold and her incorrigible hounds from New York Times bestselling author Rita Mae […]


Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Cozy Food edited by Nancy Lynn Jarvis

Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Cozy Food edited by Nancy Lynn Jarvis

Posted November 21, 2019 / 4 Comments

COZY FOOD: 128 Cozy Mystery Writers Share Their Favorite Recipes GENRE: Cozy Cookbook PUBLISHER: Good Read Mysteries RELEASE DATE: May 15, 2014 PAGES: 241 (167 of recipes, 70 of contributor bios and books) What happens when 128 cozy mystery writers get together to do a cookbook? You get more than […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Memories and Murder by Lynn Cahoon

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Memories and Murder by Lynn Cahoon

Posted November 15, 2019 / 9 Comments

MEMORIES AND MURDER SERIES: Tourist Trap Mystery #10 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Kensington RELEASE DATE: November 12, 2019 PAGES: 212 It’s October in South Cove, California, and the locals in the quaint resort seem to be happily pairing off in the lull before the holidays. Everyone, that is, except for […]


Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Emma Dakin & Hazards in Hampshire

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Emma Dakin & Hazards in Hampshire

Posted November 11, 2019 / 3 Comments

Please join me in welcoming Deirdre Barclay (via her author, Emma Dakin) to the blog to chat about her sister Claire, the protagonist in Hazards in Hampshire! HAZARDS IN HAMPSHIRE SERIES: A British Book Tour Mystery #1 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Camel Press RELEASE DATE: October 15, 2019 PAGES: 190 […]


Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Ramona Richards & Murder in the Family

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Ramona Richards & Murder in the Family

Posted November 9, 2019 / 17 Comments

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour & Giveaway for Murder in the Family by Ramona Richards, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! MURDER IN THE FAMILY Author: Ramona Richards Publisher: Firefly Southern Fiction Genre: Cozy Mystery/Suspense Release Date: September 17, 2019 Greed Poisons Even The Sweetest Well Storm chaser Molly […]



Book Spotlight: Better Watch Out by Christina Freeburn

Book Spotlight: Better Watch Out by Christina Freeburn

Posted October 19, 2019 / 4 Comments

BETTER WATCH OUT SERIES: A Merry and Bright Handcrafted Mystery #2 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Henery Press RELEASE DATE: October 15, 2019 PAGES: 252 Making a list. Merry’s life is Christmas chaos. Her divorce is still in question. She’s behind on crafting orders. Ebenezer is an escape artist. And with […]


Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Serf and Turf by Marc Jedel

Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Serf and Turf by Marc Jedel

Posted October 16, 2019 / 2 Comments

SERF AND TURF SERIES: Silicon Valley Mystery #3 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: BGM Press RELEASE DATE: October 4, 2019 PAGES: 213 He’s afraid of losing his girlfriend. But maybe he should be more concerned about the dead body she’s crying over? Marty Golden can barely string a voicemail message together, […]


Book Excerpt (and a Giveaway!): Molded 4 Murder by J.C. Eaton

Book Excerpt (and a Giveaway!): Molded 4 Murder by J.C. Eaton

Posted October 16, 2019 / 1 Comment

MOLDED 4 MURDER SERIES: Sophie Kimball Mystery #5 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Kensington RELEASE DATE: August 27, 2019 PAGES: 295 A view to a kiln … Sophie “Phee” Kimball enjoys working as a bookkeeper for a private investigator. If only her mother Harriet could enjoy her retirement at Sun City […]


Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Lois Winston & Handmade Ho-Ho Homicide

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Lois Winston & Handmade Ho-Ho Homicide

Posted October 15, 2019 / 13 Comments

Please join me in welcoming Lois Winston, author of Handmade Ho-Ho Homicide, to the blog today to share a fun craft post with us that’s perfect for getting in the holiday spirit! HANDMADE HO-HO HOMICIDE SERIES:  An Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery #8 GENRE: Cozy Mystery RELEASE DATE: October 1, 2019 […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Read and Buried by Eva Gates

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Read and Buried by Eva Gates

Posted October 9, 2019 / 7 Comments

READ AND BURIED SERIES: Lighthouse Library Mystery #6 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Crooked Lane Books RELEASE DATE: October 15, 2019 PAGES: 325 Librarian Lucy Richardson unearths a mysterious map dating back to the Civil War. But if she can’t crack its code, she may end up read and buried. The […]


Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Laura Childs & Mumbo Gumbo Murder

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Laura Childs & Mumbo Gumbo Murder

Posted October 7, 2019 / 12 Comments

Please join me in welcoming Laura Childs to the blog today to chat about her new book Mumbo Gumbo Murder, written with Terrie Farley Moran. MUMBO JUMBO MURDER SERIES: A Scrapbooking Mystery #16 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Berkley RELEASE DATE: October 1, 2019 PAGES: 320 A shocking murder strikes a […]