Category: cozy mystery

First Line Friday (and a Giveaway!): A Murderous Misconception

First Line Friday (and a Giveaway!): A Murderous Misconception

Posted May 8, 2020 / 15 Comments

Happy Friday! And welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books!!! Since it’s Friday, it’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. Today, I’m featuring the first line of A Murderous Misconception by Lorraine Bartlett & Gayle Leeson, currently on […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Mousse and Murder by Elizabeth Logan

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Mousse and Murder by Elizabeth Logan

Posted May 6, 2020 / 15 Comments

MOUSSE AND MURDER SERIES: Alaskan Diner Mystery #1 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Berkley Books RELEASE DATE: May 5, 2020 PAGES: 304 A young chef might bite off more than she can chew when she returns to her Alaskan hometown to take over her parents’ diner in this charming first installment […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I’d Invite to a Murder Mystery Party

Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I’d Invite to a Murder Mystery Party

Posted May 5, 2020 / 19 Comments

Happy Tuesday! Today’s theme for Top Ten Tuesday is all about what – or who – we would need for a bookish party. I decided to throw a hypothetical murder mystery party and invite some of my fave authors of cozy mysteries (or mysteries that have that cozy feel if […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Staging Wars by Grace Topping

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Staging Wars by Grace Topping

Posted April 25, 2020 / 5 Comments

STAGING WARS SERIES: A Laura Bishop Mystery #2 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Henery Press RELEASE DATE: April 28, 2020 PAGES: 252 Laura Bishop’s new home staging business is growing in popularity, though not with her nemesis. Laura has long suspected established interior designer Monica Heller of sabotaging her fledgling company–and […]



Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Perils and Lace by Gayle Leeson

Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Perils and Lace by Gayle Leeson

Posted April 7, 2020 / 3 Comments

HAPPY RELEASE DAY to Gayle Leeson & her new Ghostly Fashionista Mystery – Perils and Lace!! PERILS AND LACE by Gayle Leeson SERIES: A Ghostly Fashionista Mystery #2 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Grace Abraham Publishing RELEASE DATE: April 7, 2020 PAGES: 320 A murderer outwitting a quirky flapper ghost? Seams […]


Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Shelly Frome & Miranda and the D-Day Caper

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Shelly Frome & Miranda and the D-Day Caper

Posted April 4, 2020 / 12 Comments

Please join me in welcoming author Shelly Frome to the blog today, chatting about incorporating a more feminine perspective to his stories – including his new cozy mystery, Miranda and the D-Day Caper! MIRANDA AND THE D-DAY CAPER GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Boutique of Quality Books RELEASE DATE: March 1, […]



A Bunch of Books That Made Me Laugh Out Loud

A Bunch of Books That Made Me Laugh Out Loud

Posted March 26, 2020 / 22 Comments

Proverbs 17:22 says, “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength. (New Living Translation) Amid the current global pandemic, job layoffs, social distancing, working from home, mandatory shutdowns and stay at home orders, it’s easy to have a broken spirit right now. But laughter […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Paws for Murder by Scarlett English

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Paws for Murder by Scarlett English

Posted March 10, 2020 / 11 Comments

PAWS FOR MURDER SERIES: Barking Mad Mysteries #1 GENRE: Cozy Mystery RELEASE DATE: January 5, 2020 PAGES: 163 Welcome to Adlebury where village life can be downright deadly. Veterinarian Petronella Knight seems to have it all. A job she loves, good friends, and patients who adore her. But when she […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Lavender Blue Murder by Laura Childs

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Lavender Blue Murder by Laura Childs

Posted March 9, 2020 / 9 Comments

LAVENDER BLUE MURDER SERIES: A Tea Shop Mystery #21 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Berkley Books RELEASE DATE: March 3, 2020 PAGES: 336 Tea-Maven Theodosia Browning brews up trouble in the latest Tea Shop Mystery from New York Times bestselling author Laura Childs. Tea maven Theodosia Browning and her tea sommelier […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Sleuth on Safari by A.R. Kennedy

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Sleuth on Safari by A.R. Kennedy

Posted March 7, 2020 / 5 Comments

SLEUTH ON SAFARI SERIES: A Traveler Cozy Mystery  #1 GENRE: Cozy Mystery RELEASE DATE: March 24, 2020 PAGES: 267 A bargain deal on a safari + one dead body = An adventure no one could plan for. Naomi and her estranged sister are off on a trip of a lifetime—an […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): On the Lamb by Tina Kashian

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): On the Lamb by Tina Kashian

Posted March 3, 2020 / 12 Comments

ON THE LAMB SERIES: Kebab Kitchen Mystery #4 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Kensington RELEASE DATE: February 25, 2020 PAGES: 352 Lucy Berberian is busy preparing her family’s Mediterranean restaurant for Easter on the Jersey Shore–but a batch of sweets is to die for . . . Bikers are thundering into […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Murder Makes Scents by Christin Brecher

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Murder Makes Scents by Christin Brecher

Posted February 28, 2020 / 11 Comments

MURDER MAKES SCENTS SERIES: Nantucket Candle Maker Mystery #2 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Kensington RELEASE DATE: February 25, 2020 PAGES: 272 Stella Wright loves creating candles at her Nantucket store–and she also has a burning passion for justice. Now, after visiting a perfume conference, she must solve a vial crime […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Here Comes the Body by Maria DiRico

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Here Comes the Body by Maria DiRico

Posted February 26, 2020 / 9 Comments

HERE COMES THE BODY SERIES: A Catering Hall Mystery #1 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Kensington RELEASE DATE: February 25, 2020 PAGES: 304 After her philandering husband’s boat went down, newly single Mia Carina went back to Astoria, the bustling Queens neighborhood of her youth. Living with her nonna and her […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Death By Baguette by Jennifer S. Alderson

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Death By Baguette by Jennifer S. Alderson

Posted February 22, 2020 / 5 Comments

DEATH BY BAGUETTE SERIES: Travel Can Be Murder #2 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Traveling Life Press RELEASE DATE: February 7, 2020 PAGES: 200 Paris—the city of love, lights … and murder? Join tour guide Lana Hansen as she escorts five couples on an unforgettable Valentine-themed vacation to France! Unfortunately it […]




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 […]