Category: mystery/suspense

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Connie Berry & A Dream of Death

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Connie Berry & A Dream of Death

Posted April 24, 2019 / 22 Comments

You may have read my glowing review last week of A Dream of Death by Connie Berry. The more I know about this author, the more I like her and I highly recommend you start following her Kate Hamilton Mystery series! Connie Berry was born in Wisconsin to second-generation immigrants from […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Wed, Read and Dead by V.M. Burns

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Wed, Read and Dead by V.M. Burns

Posted April 23, 2019 / 5 Comments

SERIES: Mystery Bookshop #4 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Kensington RELEASE DATE: April 30, 2019 PAGES: 272 Bookstore owner Samantha Washington sells and solves mysteries in North Harbor, Michigan—including the murder of her mother’s wedding planner . . . Sam’s mother can’t wait to wed her wealthy beau, Harold Robertson. The […]


Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Allen Steadham & Mindfire

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Allen Steadham & Mindfire

Posted April 19, 2019 / 3 Comments

Please join me in welcoming Allen Steadham to the blog today & let’s all wish him a HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY for his new Superhero thriller, Mindfire! Allen Steadham created comic books and webcomics before he started writing novels. He has been married to his wife, Angel, since 1995 and they […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Sifting Through Clues by Daryl Wood Gerber

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Sifting Through Clues by Daryl Wood Gerber

Posted April 15, 2019 / 21 Comments

SERIES: A Cookbook Nook Mystery #8 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Beyond The Page Publishing RELEASE DATE: April 23, 2019 PAGES: 235 The Agatha Award–winning author of Wreath Between the Lines returns to the Cookbook Nook, where culinary mysteries are giving everyone food for thought . . . Book clubs from […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): A Dream of Death by Connie Berry

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): A Dream of Death by Connie Berry

Posted April 15, 2019 / 28 Comments

SERIES: A Kate Hamilton Mystery #1 GENRE: Traditional Mystery/British PUBLISHER: Crooked Lane Books RELEASE DATE: April 9, 2019 PAGES: 320 On a remote Scottish island, American antiques dealer Kate Hamilton wrestles with her own past while sleuthing a brutal killing, staged to recreate a two-hundred-year-old unsolved murder. Autumn has come […]


Character Guest Post: Janet Finsilver’s Kelly Jackson

Character Guest Post: Janet Finsilver’s Kelly Jackson

Posted April 11, 2019 / 4 Comments

As part of the Great Escapes Virtual Book Tour for Murder at the Marina, I’m pleased to welcome the heroine of this cozy mystery series – Janet Finsilver’s Kelly Jackson! SERIES: Kelly Jackson Mystery #5 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Lyrical Underground RELEASE DATE: April 2, 2019 PAGES: 200 She’s got […]



Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Travis Thrasher & American Omens

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Travis Thrasher & American Omens

Posted April 4, 2019 / 5 Comments

I’m honored to have Travis Thrasher as my guest today on the blog to talk about his new thriller American Omens: The Coming Fight for Faith (WaterBrook, February 12)! Travis Thrasher is the author of more than 20 works of fiction, including collaborations with musicians like Jimmy Wayne and Thompson Square. […]



Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): J.C. Eaton & Pinot Red or Dead?

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): J.C. Eaton & Pinot Red or Dead?

Posted March 26, 2019 / 10 Comments

As part of the Great Escapes Virtual Book Tour for Pinot Red or Dead?, I’m pleased to host the writing team of J.C. Eaton for a guest post today. Series: Wine Trail Mysteries #3 Genre: Cozy Mystery Publisher: Lyrical Underground Release Date: March 26, 2019 Pages: 206 There’s a lot […]



Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Murder Once Removed by S.C. Perkins

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Murder Once Removed by S.C. Perkins

Posted March 17, 2019 / 11 Comments

SERIES: An Ancestor Detective Mystery #1 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Minotaur Books RELEASE DATE: March 19, 2019 PAGES: 336 S.C. Perkins’ Murder Once Removed is the captivating first mystery in the Ancestry Detective series, in which Texas genealogist Lucy Lancaster uses her skills to solve murders in both the past and […]


Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Eric Landfried & Solitary Man

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Eric Landfried & Solitary Man

Posted March 13, 2019 / 7 Comments

Please join me today in welcoming Eric Landfried to the blog to chat about his new book Solitary Man (Ambassador International, March 15) Eric Landfried was thirteen years old when he realized he was a writer. Once he had this realization, he grabbed a spiral notebook and began filling it […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): A Tip of the Cap by Rebecca Connolly

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): A Tip of the Cap by Rebecca Connolly

Posted March 7, 2019 / 8 Comments

SERIES: London League #3 GENRE: Regency Romance/Intrigue PUBLISHER: Phase Publishing RELEASE DATE: February 1, 2019 PAGES: 299 With Cap in hand… Malcolm Colerain, Earl of Montgomery, needs a wife. He has four children, a peerage, and a demanding secret occupation as a member of the London League; all of which […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): As Directed by Kathleen Valenti

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): As Directed by Kathleen Valenti

Posted March 4, 2019 / 28 Comments

SERIES: A Maggie O’Malley Mystery #3 GENRE: Mystery/Thriller PUBLISHER: Henery Press RELEASE DATE: March 12, 2019 PAGES: 286 In the shadow of a past fraught with danger and tainted by loss, former pharmaceutical researcher Maggie O’Malley is rebuilding her life, trading test tubes for pill bottles as she embarks on […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): One Feta In The Grave by Tina Kashian

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): One Feta In The Grave by Tina Kashian

Posted February 28, 2019 / 11 Comments

SERIES: Kebab Kitchen Mystery #3 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Kensington RELEASE DATE: February 26, 2019 PAGES: 352 As summer comes to an end in her Jersey Shore town, Lucy Berberian continues to manage her family’s Mediterranean restaurant. The Kebab Kitchen also has a food tent at this year’s beach festival. […]


Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Never Let Go by Elizabeth Goddard

Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Never Let Go by Elizabeth Goddard

Posted February 28, 2019 / 9 Comments

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Never Let Go, the first book in the Uncommon Justice series by Elizabeth Goddard with JustRead Publicity Tours! Title: Never Let Go Series: Uncommon Justice #1 Author: Elizabeth Goddard Publisher: Revell Genre: Romantic Suspense Release Date: February 5, 2019 The case may be cold, […]


Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): V.M. Burns & The Puppy Who Knew Too Much

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): V.M. Burns & The Puppy Who Knew Too Much

Posted February 19, 2019 / 1 Comment

As part of the Great Escapes Virtual Book Tour for The Puppy Who Knew Too Much, I’m pleased to welcome V.M. Burns to the blog to talk about ‘pushing the cozy envelope’. (Don’t clutch your pearls just yet!) SERIES: A Dog Club Mystery #2 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Lyrical Underground […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Past Due for Murder by Victoria Gilbert

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Past Due for Murder by Victoria Gilbert

Posted February 13, 2019 / 13 Comments

SERIES: A Blue Ridge Library Mystery #3 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Crooked Lane Books RELEASE DATE: February 12, 2019 PAGES: 304 Has a curse fallen on the small town of Taylorsford, Virginia? After a young woman goes missing during a spring bonfire, library director Amy Webber must wade through the […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Gun Also Rises by Sherry Harris

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Gun Also Rises by Sherry Harris

Posted February 3, 2019 / 3 Comments

SERIES: A Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery #6 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Kensington RELEASE DATE: January 29, 2019 PAGES: 288 TO RECOVER A PRICELESS MANUSCRIPT . . .   A wealthy widow has asked Sarah Winston to sell her massive collection of mysteries through her garage sale business. While sorting […]