Category: mystery/suspense

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 […]



First Line Friday (week 378): Silencing the Witness

First Line Friday (week 378): Silencing the Witness

Posted January 25, 2024 / 8 Comments

Happy Friday & welcome to the First Line Friday link-up! It’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. Today I’m delighted to feature the first line of Silencing the Witness by Laura Conaway! I love witness protection suspense novels and this […]


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 […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Cold Threat by Nancy Mehl

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Cold Threat by Nancy Mehl

Posted January 24, 2024 / 39 Comments

COLD THREAT by Nancy Mehl SERIES: Ryland & St. Clair #2 GENRE: Suspense (Christian) PUBLISHER: Bethany House RELEASE DATE: January 23, 2024 PAGES: 329 Twenty years ago, several people were murdered in Des Moines, and the only evidence left behind was a snowman ornament hanging ominously on a tree 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 […]



Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Double Take by Lynette Eason

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Double Take by Lynette Eason

Posted January 9, 2024 / 45 Comments

DOUBLE TAKE by Lynette Eason SERIES: Lake City Heroes #1 GENRE: Romantic Suspense (Christian) PUBLISHER: Revell RELEASE DATE: January 9, 2024 PAGES: 314 Detective James Cross has been honorably discharged from the Army Criminal Investigation Division due to wounds sustained when an IED blew up near him. Now with the […]



Series Review: The Harwood Mysteries by Antony Barone Kolenc

Series Review: The Harwood Mysteries by Antony Barone Kolenc

Posted January 8, 2024 / 1 Comment

The Harwood Mysteries have been on my TBR list ever since I first featured Antony Barone Kolenc on the blog. This medieval mystery series for upper middle graders through middle schoolers & teens (it grows with the readers as the main character ages) has won copious awards – including the […]


Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Natasha D. Frazier & The Missing Link

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Natasha D. Frazier & The Missing Link

Posted January 8, 2024 / 9 Comments

Welcome to the Blog Tour for The Missing Link by Natasha D. Frazier, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! I’m delighted to have Natasha on the blog today to share some fave lines/scenes from her book! THE MISSING LINK by Natasha D. Frazier SERIES: The Langston Sisters #3 GENRE: Romantic Suspense […]


Book Review: Vigilante Justice by Jacquelin Thomas

Book Review: Vigilante Justice by Jacquelin Thomas

Posted January 6, 2024 / 0 Comments

VIGILANTE JUSTICE by Jacquelin Thomas SERIES: The Protectors GENRE: Romantic Suspense (Christian) PUBLISHER: Harlequin Love Inspired/The Protectors Collection RELEASE DATE: December 26, 2023 PAGES: 241 With a ruthless killer out for revenge She’ll do anything to protect her child… Everleigh Taylor has worked tirelessly to build a safe life for […]


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, […]