Category: mystery/suspense

Top Ten Tuesday: Why I Love Heroes On Book Covers

Top Ten Tuesday: Why I Love Heroes On Book Covers

Posted May 19, 2020 / 28 Comments

Happy Tuesday! Today’s theme for Top Ten Tuesday is ‘Reasons I Love … ‘ so I decided (with a little help from my book sisters) to talk about why I love heroes being featured on book covers. For many years in the genre I spend the most time in (Christian […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): A Deadly Inside Scoop by Abby Collette

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): A Deadly Inside Scoop by Abby Collette

Posted May 18, 2020 / 15 Comments

A DEADLY INSIDE SCOOP SERIES: An Ice Cream Parlor Mystery #1 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Berkley Books RELEASE DATE: May 12, 2020 PAGES: 384 This book kicks off a charming cozy mystery series set in an ice cream shop–with a fabulous cast of quirky characters. Recent MBA grad Bronwyn Crewse […]


Guest Post: Kim Vogel Sawyer & Unveiling the Past

Guest Post: Kim Vogel Sawyer & Unveiling the Past

Posted May 12, 2020 / 6 Comments

Please join me in welcoming author Kim Vogel Sawyer to the blog today to chat about her new book, Unveiling the Past, which releases TODAY! Happy book birthday, Kim! UNVEILING THE PAST SERIES: Bringing Maggie Home #2 GENRE: Inspirational Contemporary Fiction PUBLISHER: WaterBrook RELEASE DATE: May 12, 2020 PAGES: 352 Mysteries, […]



New Releases I’m Excited About: Mid 2020 Amish Fiction

New Releases I’m Excited About: Mid 2020 Amish Fiction

Posted May 9, 2020 / 14 Comments

Hi friends! It’s that time again when I look at my overflowing TBR bookcases (yes, bookcases. plural. and let’s not speak of the Kindle backlog) and then I look at all the delicious new books coming out this season …. and I resign myself to blissfully abandoning all hope of […]



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 […]


Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Sharee Stover & Untraceable Evidence

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Sharee Stover & Untraceable Evidence

Posted May 7, 2020 / 34 Comments

Please join me in welcoming Sharee Stover to the blog today to chat about her new romantic suspense Untraceable Evidence! Colorado native Sharee Stover lives in Nebraska with her real-life-hero husband, three too-good-to-be-true children, and a ridiculously spoiled dog. A self-proclaimed word nerd, she loves the power of the written […]


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 […]


Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Patricia Bradley & Standoff

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Patricia Bradley & Standoff

Posted May 5, 2020 / 34 Comments

HAPPY RELEASE DAY to Patricia Bradley! I’m so excited to have her back on the blog today, sharing about her new book (which launches a brand new series) Standoff, and umm… I’ve been ‘warned’ about some extra guests she brought along… Wait. Do you hear something? 😉 “Psst, Tux, over […]


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 […]


Author Interview: Jeanette-Marie Mirich & The Last Roses

Author Interview: Jeanette-Marie Mirich & The Last Roses

Posted May 4, 2020 / 0 Comments

Please join me in welcoming author Jeanette-Marie Mirich back to the blog! We’re also almost neighbors – at least our small towns are 🙂 Today we’re chatting about her new novel in the D.B. Burns Mystery series – The Last Roses! “Have bags will travel” should be Jeanette-Marie’s life’s theme. […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Dark Water by Christy Barritt

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Dark Water by Christy Barritt

Posted May 2, 2020 / 28 Comments

DARK WATER SERIES: Lantern Beach Blackout #1 GENRE: Inspirational Romantic Suspense PUBLISHER: River Heights RELEASE DATE: January 28, 2020 PAGES: 238 A FORMER NAVY SEAL HAUNTED BY HIS PAST Colton Locke can’t forget the black op that went terribly wrong. Desperate for a new start, he moves to Lantern Beach, […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Anchored by Death by Catherine Finger

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Anchored by Death by Catherine Finger

Posted April 29, 2020 / 18 Comments

ANCHORED BY DEATH SERIES: A Jo Oliver Thriller #3 GENRE: Inspirational Suspense PUBLISHER: Elk Lake Publishing RELEASE DATE: May 21, 2017 PAGES: 229 A Dead Body, A Cryptic Clue—Will Jo Oliver Solve the Riddle in Time? Police Chief Jo Oliver needed a little time to herself. But when her escape […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Mysteries I Wish I’d Read As a Child

Top Ten Tuesday: Mysteries I Wish I’d Read As a Child

Posted April 28, 2020 / 37 Comments

Happy Tuesday! Today’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is books we wish we’d read as a child, and there were certainly many directions I could have taken this post. (see my list of diverse books I wish I’d read as a child HERE) I read A LOT – and fairly widely […]


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 […]


Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Carla Thorne & Warrior Saints

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Carla Thorne & Warrior Saints

Posted April 24, 2020 / 13 Comments

Please join me in welcoming Carla Thorne to the blog today to chat about her new YA Fantasy/Supernatural Mystery Warrior Saints series! Carla Thorne has been writing inspirational fiction and sweet contemporary romance traditionally and independently since 2007. She is a multi-published, award-winning author as well as an editor, cancer […]



Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Sara Davison & Lost Down Deep

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Sara Davison & Lost Down Deep

Posted April 20, 2020 / 22 Comments

Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for Lost Down Deep by Sara Davison, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! Title: Lost Down Deep Series: The Rose Tattoo Trilogy #1 Author: Sara Davison Release Date: April 1, 2020 Genre: Romantic Suspense She is the only one who can tell the police […]


First Line Friday (and a Giveaway!): The Way of the Brave

First Line Friday (and a Giveaway!): The Way of the Brave

Posted April 17, 2020 / 17 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 The Way of the Brave by Susan May Warren, currently on […]