Category: cozy mystery

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Eclair and Present Danger by Laura Bradford

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Eclair and Present Danger by Laura Bradford

Posted June 6, 2016 / 11 Comments

The first book in the delicious new Emergency Dessert Squad Mystery series from national bestselling author Laura Bradford. With her rent rising faster than her pie crust, bakery owner Winnie Johnson had hoped to be rescued by an inheritance from her wealthy friend and neighbor Gertrude Redenbacher. Instead all she […]


Book Review: Sister Eve and the Blue Nun by Lynne Hinton

Book Review: Sister Eve and the Blue Nun by Lynne Hinton

Posted June 4, 2016 / 3 Comments

After a murder at the monastery, Sister Eve may need a miracle if she is to prove a dear friend isn’t a cold-blooded killer. Sister Eve, a motorcycle-riding nun with a natural (or is it supernatural?) gift for solving murders returns to the enclave she once called home and quickly […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Big Hair and Buttermilk Pie by Lori Stacy

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Big Hair and Buttermilk Pie by Lori Stacy

Posted June 1, 2016 / 23 Comments

Mandy Hemphill is living her dream, running the successful Rose Cottage Cafe in Orchardville, Texas, from the ground floor of a converted, old—and possibly haunted—downtown home. She even had plans to grow her business with a new outdoor patio…if only the mayor wouldn’t have turned her down. So when the […]



Book Review: Death at a Fixer Upper by Sarah Hobart

Book Review: Death at a Fixer Upper by Sarah Hobart

Posted May 19, 2016 / 1 Comment

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 […]


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

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

Posted May 7, 2016 / 10 Comments

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 […]


Review: A Fool and His Monet by Sandra Orchard

Review: A Fool and His Monet by Sandra Orchard

Posted April 5, 2016 / 3 Comments

Sketchy politics and a palette of lies can’t stop Serena Jones from exposing the mastermind behind the daring theft of a priceless work of art Serena Jones has a passion for recovering lost and stolen art–one that’s surpassed only by her zeal to uncover the truth about the art thief […]




Review (and a Giveaway!): Murder on Wheels by Lynn Cahoon

Review (and a Giveaway!): Murder on Wheels by Lynn Cahoon

Posted February 11, 2016 / 9 Comments

Murder on Wheels is the first book I’ve read by Lynn Cahoon. It will not be my last. In fact, while I did perfectly fine reading this sixth book in the Tourist Trap Mystery series without having read the previous installments, I am definitely going to go back and read from book one. Why? Because Murder on Wheels is everything I love about the cozy mystery genre.


Most Anticipated Books January-June 2016: Mystery/Suspense

Most Anticipated Books January-June 2016: Mystery/Suspense

Posted December 30, 2015 / 16 Comments

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!


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

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

Posted December 2, 2015 / 0 Comments

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?


Review: Rising Darkness (Finding Sanctuary #3) by Nancy Mehl

Review: Rising Darkness (Finding Sanctuary #3) by Nancy Mehl

Posted November 28, 2015 / 4 Comments

I had been meaning to read some of Nancy Mehl’s books for a while now. But… well… my TBR pile is so out of control I fear it will never be tamed. So when the opportunity came along to review Rising Darkness, the third in her Finding Sanctuary series, I took the time to read the first two books as well.

I’m so glad I did!