Category: cozy mystery


January 2024 In Review

January 2024 In Review

Posted February 1, 2024 / 6 Comments

Happy February! I am bringing back a monthly feature on my blog that I enjoyed doing a few years ago (how is my blog already almost 10 years old?? Craziness.) where I look at the books I read and reviewed in that time period. A January 2024 in Review post, […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Clocked Out by Anna St. John

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Clocked Out by Anna St. John

Posted February 1, 2024 / 14 Comments

CLOCKED OUT by Anna St. John SERIES: Josie Posey Mysteries #2 GENRE: Cozy Mystery (Clean) PUBLISHER: Level Best Books RELEASE DATE: February 6, 2024 PAGES: 280 Josie Posey and her posse of Mahjong Mavens are at it again, in this cozy mystery where the retired big city crime reporter turned […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I Read for the First Time in 2023

Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I Read for the First Time in 2023

Posted January 29, 2024 / 22 Comments

Happy Tuesday! Today’s theme for Top Ten Tuesday is ‘new to me authors I discovered in 2023’ and I’m tweaking it just slightly to be “authors I read for the first time in 2023”. That way I feel better about including the debut authors – and there were some FABULOUS […]


Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Traci Hall & Murder at a Scottish Castle

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Traci Hall & Murder at a Scottish Castle

Posted January 27, 2024 / 15 Comments

Please join me in welcoming author Traci Hall to the blog today to talk about her new cozy mystery, Murder at a Scottish Castle, and to share an excerpt! MURDER AT A SCOTTISH CASTLE by Traci Hall SERIES: Scottish Shire Mysteries #2 GENRE: Cozy Mystery (Clean) PUBLISHER: Kensington Cozies RELEASE […]


Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Heather Weidner & Twinkle Twinkle Au Revoir

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Heather Weidner & Twinkle Twinkle Au Revoir

Posted January 26, 2024 / 4 Comments

Please join me in welcoming Twinkle Twinkle Au Revoir author Heather Weidner to the blog to talk about how important reading is to her research as a writer! TWINKLE TWINKLE AU REVOIR by Heather Weidner SERIES: Mermaid Bay Christmas Shoppe Mysteries #2 GENRE: Cozy Mystery (Clean) PUBLISHER: Level Best Books […]



Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Old Bones and New Ghosts by Kay Charles

Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Old Bones and New Ghosts by Kay Charles

Posted January 24, 2024 / 13 Comments

OLD BONES AND NEW GHOSTS by Kay Charles SERIES: The Marti Mickkleson Mysteries #2 GENRE: Cozy Mystery (Clean with mild language) PUBLISHER: One Ghost Another Ghost RELEASE DATE: January 25, 2024 PAGES: 252 “Readers will love returning to Bicklesburg and spending time with Marti Mickkleson and the quirky ghosts in […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Cover Love – All About the Handwriting

Top Ten Tuesday: Cover Love – All About the Handwriting

Posted January 22, 2024 / 17 Comments

Happy Tuesday, reading friends! I’m doing my own theme today for the Top Ten Tuesday link-up (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) because if I talked about books I wanted to read last year but didn’t get to yet we would be here for an eternity lol. Instead, I’m taking […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Deadly to the Core by Joyce Tremel

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Deadly to the Core by Joyce Tremel

Posted January 19, 2024 / 12 Comments

DEADLY TO THE CORE by Joyce Tremel SERIES: Cider House Mysteries #1 GENRE: Cozy Mystery (Clean) PUBLISHER: Crooked Lane Books RELEASE DATE: January 16, 2024 PAGES: 250 Perfect for fans of Amanda Flower and Julie Anne Lindsey, when Kate Mulligan inherits her great uncle’s fruit orchard, she quickly realizes that apples […]


First Line Friday (week 377): Mayhem in Circulation

First Line Friday (week 377): Mayhem in Circulation

Posted January 18, 2024 / 12 Comments

Happy Friday & welcome to the First Line Friday link-up! I hope your week has been better than mine – I’ve been sick with a fever and cough since the weekend and while I’m feeling a little better at last I still get worn out really easily. I hope to […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): A Crust to Die For by T.C. LoTempio

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): A Crust to Die For by T.C. LoTempio

Posted January 17, 2024 / 6 Comments

A CRUST TO DIE FOR by T.C. LoTempio SERIES: A Tiffany Austin Food Blogger Mystery #2 GENRE: Cozy Mystery (Clean with mild language) PUBLISHER: Severn House RELEASE DATE: January 2, 2024 PAGES: 278 The Bon-Appetempting Pizza Bake-Off has the small town of Branson, Georgia buzzing. Not least its organizer, Southern […]


Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Heather Day Gilbert & Shade Grown

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Heather Day Gilbert & Shade Grown

Posted January 14, 2024 / 11 Comments

Please join me in welcoming the fabulous Heather Day Gilbert to the blog today to share about the real life setting for her Barks & Beans Cafe Mysteries, including the newest installment Shade Grown! SHADE GROWN by Heather Day Gilbert SERIES: Barks & Beans Cafe Cozy Mystery #8 GENRE: Cozy […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): A Bean to Die For by Tara Lush

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): A Bean to Die For by Tara Lush

Posted January 13, 2024 / 13 Comments

A BEAN TO DIE FOR by Tara Lush SERIES: A Coffee Lover’s Mystery #4 GENRE: Cozy Mystery (Clean) PUBLISHER: Crooked Lane RELEASE DATE: January 9, 2024 PAGES: 280 Perfect for fans of Cleo Coyle and Lucy Burdette, reporter-turned-barista Lana Lewis is back on the case when a body is dug […]



Cover Reveal: Clocked Out by Anna St. John

Cover Reveal: Clocked Out by Anna St. John

Posted January 3, 2024 / 2 Comments

It’s a week for new releases & cover reveals! Today, I’m delighted to join with the Great Escapes blogging team to bring you the cover reveal for Clocked Out by Anna St. John! SERIES: Josie Posey Mysteries #2 GENRE: Cozy Mystery (Clean) PUBLISHER: Level Best Books RELEASE DATE: February 6, […]


Book Review: Shade Grown by Heather Day Gilbert

Book Review: Shade Grown by Heather Day Gilbert

Posted January 3, 2024 / 0 Comments

SHADE GROWN by Heather Day Gilbert SERIES: Barks & Beans Cafe Cozy Mystery #8 GENRE: Cozy Mystery (Clean) PUBLISHER: WoodHaven Press RELEASE DATE: December 11, 2023 PAGES: 192 Welcome to the Barks & Beans Cafe, a quaint place where folks pet shelter dogs while enjoying a cup of java…and where […]


Cover Reveal: Once Upon a Murder by Samantha Larsen

Cover Reveal: Once Upon a Murder by Samantha Larsen

Posted January 3, 2024 / 1 Comment

Today, I’m delighted to join with the Great Escapes blogging team to bring you the cover reveal for Once Upon a Murder by Samantha Larsen! SERIES: Lady Librarian Mysteries #2 GENRE: Historical Cozy Mystery (Clean) PUBLISHER: Crooked Lane Books RELEASE DATE: February 20, 2024 PAGES: 304 Miss Tiffany Woodall must […]


January 2024 New Releases

January 2024 New Releases

Posted January 2, 2024 / 8 Comments

Happy January & Happy New Year! It finally feels as close to winter as we’re going to get here in Georgia, and I’m ready for all the great books coming out this month! There are 91 titles on this list of January 2024 New Releases that are on my radar, […]


Early 2024 New Releases: An Overview

Early 2024 New Releases: An Overview

Posted December 28, 2023 / 12 Comments

I can’t believe we are already at the end of 2023 and on the cusp of 2024! This year has flown by, but now it’s time to look ahead to the fantastic books that are coming our way in January – April 2024. I did better this year at reading […]