Tag: cozy mystery

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 […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I’d Follow On Social Media

Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I’d Follow On Social Media

Posted February 25, 2020 / 12 Comments

Happy Tuesday! Today’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is ‘characters I’d follow on social media’ and I have to confess that I almost skipped this prompt because my brain is just worn out and it felt like it would be too complicated to be creative lol. But then a few characters […]


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!): A Field Guide to Homicide by Lynn Cahoon

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): A Field Guide to Homicide by Lynn Cahoon

Posted February 3, 2020 / 9 Comments

A FIELD GUIDE TO HOMICIDE SERIES: Cat Latimer Mystery #6 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Kensington RELEASE DATE: January 28, 2020 PAGES: 288 Cat Latimer and her writer’s retreat group go on a hiking trip—but a murderer has been lurking off the beaten path . . . Cat’s sweetheart, Seth, is […]



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 […]


Author Interview: Amy K. Rognlie & To Err is Human

Author Interview: Amy K. Rognlie & To Err is Human

Posted January 8, 2020 / 3 Comments

Please join me in welcoming author Amy K Rognlie to the blog today to chat about her new cozy mystery To Err is Human! Amy K. Rognlie won her first contest for her debut story, “My Pet Kangaroo,” in second grade. Since then, Amy has gone on to author two novels […]


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 […]





Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Scarlet Fever by Rita Mae Brown

Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Scarlet Fever by Rita Mae Brown

Posted November 25, 2019 / 8 Comments

SCARLET FEVER SERIES: “Sister” Jane #12 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Ballantine Books RELEASE DATE: November 26, 2019 PAGES: 304 Winter blizzards bring a flurry of cases to solve in this riveting new foxhunting mystery featuring “Sister” Jane Arnold and her incorrigible hounds from New York Times bestselling author Rita Mae […]