Category: V.M. Burns

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Sniffing Out Murder by Kallie E. Benjamin

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Sniffing Out Murder by Kallie E. Benjamin

Posted December 6, 2023 / 12 Comments

SNIFFING OUT MURDER by Kallie E. Benjamin SERIES: A Bailey the Bloodhound Mystery #1 GENRE: Cozy Mystery (Clean) PUBLISHER: Berkley RELEASE DATE: December 5, 2023 PAGES: 351 When a murder unleashes a widespread investigation through Crosbyville, children’s book author Pris and her trusty bloodhound, Bailey, must sniff out the truth […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Murder on Tour by V. M. Burns

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Murder on Tour by V. M. Burns

Posted November 27, 2023 / 16 Comments

MURDER ON TOUR by V. M. Burns SERIES: Mystery Bookshop #9 GENRE: Cozy Mystery (Clean) PUBLISHER: Kensington RELEASE DATE: November 28, 2023 PAGES: 252 Bookstore owner and Michigander Samantha Washington is thrilled to see her debut historical mystery finally on the shelves, but a killer seems determined to steal away […]




Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Killer Words by V.M. Burns

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Killer Words by V.M. Burns

Posted December 5, 2021 / 2 Comments

KILLER WORDS by V.M. Burns SERIES: Mystery Bookshop #7 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Kensington RELEASE DATE: November 30, 2021 PAGES: 257 Bookstore owner and mystery writer Samantha Washington comes to the aid of the cop who once arrested her own grandmother . . .   Sam and Nana Jo are […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): A Tourist’s Guide to Murder by V.M. Burns

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): A Tourist’s Guide to Murder by V.M. Burns

Posted January 22, 2021 / 5 Comments

A TOURIST’S GUIDE TO MURDER SERIES: Mystery Bookshop #6 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Kensington RELEASE DATE: January 26, 2021 PAGES: 256 While visiting the land of Miss Marple and Sherlock Holmes, bookstore owner and amateur sleuth Samantha Washington finds herself on a tragical mystery tour . . . Sam joins […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Bookmarked for Murder by V.M. Burns

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Bookmarked for Murder by V.M. Burns

Posted December 8, 2019 / 7 Comments

BOOKMARKED FOR MURDER SERIES: Mystery Bookshop #5 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Kensington RELEASE DATE: November 26, 2019 PAGES: 256 Amateur sleuth Samantha Washington’s shopping trip to Chicago takes a deadly detour when a man is murdered on her bus . . . After some post-Christmas retail therapy in the Windy […]


Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): V.M. Burns & Bark If It’s Murder

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): V.M. Burns & Bark If It’s Murder

Posted September 4, 2019 / 1 Comment

Please join me in welcoming author V.M. Burns back to the blog to celebrate her new cozy mystery, Bark If It’s Murder! BARK IF IT’S MURDER SERIES: A Dog Club Mystery #3 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Lyrical Underground RELEASE DATE: August 27, 2019 PAGES: 162 Lilly Echosby just witnessed a […]


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 […]


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!): The Novel Art of Murder by V.M. Burns

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Novel Art of Murder by V.M. Burns

Posted January 30, 2019 / 2 Comments

SERIES: Mystery Bookshop #3 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Kensington RELEASE DATE: November 27, 2018 PAGES: 256 Mystery bookstore owner Samantha Washington is trying to keep her grandmother from spending her golden years in an orange jumpsuit . . . The small town of North Harbor, Michigan, is just not big […]