Tag: historical mystery

Cover Reveal: The Burning of Rosemont Abbey by Naomi Stephens

Cover Reveal: The Burning of Rosemont Abbey by Naomi Stephens

Posted March 2, 2024 / 4 Comments

Today, I’m delighted to bring you the cover reveal for The Burning of Rosemont Abbey by Naomi Stephens! The description for this book had me at “reminiscent of Agatha Christie”. GENRE: Historical Mystery (Christian) PUBLISHER: Bethany House RELEASE DATE: October 15, 2024 1956: In the quiet village of Wilbeth Green, […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Murder in Masquerade by Mary Winters

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Murder in Masquerade by Mary Winters

Posted February 23, 2024 / 14 Comments

MURDER IN MASQUERADE by Mary Winters SERIES: A Lady of Letters Mystery #2 GENRE: Historical/Victorian Cozy Mystery (Clean) PUBLISHER: Berkley RELEASE DATE: February 20, 2024 PAGES: 331 Extra, extra, read all about it! Countess turned advice columnist Amelia Amesbury finds herself playing the role of sleuth when a night at […]


Book Review: Murder Under a Honey Moon by Abigail Keam

Book Review: Murder Under a Honey Moon by Abigail Keam

Posted February 19, 2024 / 5 Comments

MURDER UNDER A HONEY MOON by Abigail Keam SERIES: A Mona Moon Mystery #12 GENRE: Historical Cozy Mystery (Clean) PUBLISHER: Worker Bee Press RELEASE DATE: February 19, 2024 PAGES: 190 Mona Moon and her new husband, Robert Farley, Duke of Brynelleth, are on their honeymoon at last. They have just […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Once Upon a Murder by Samantha Larsen

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Once Upon a Murder by Samantha Larsen

Posted February 17, 2024 / 12 Comments

ONCE UPON A MURDER by Samantha Larsen SERIES: A Lady Librarian Mystery #2 GENRE: Historical Cozy Mystery (Clean) PUBLISHER: Crooked Lane Books RELEASE DATE: February 20, 2024 PAGES: 298 Miss Tiffany Woodall must sleuth the slaying of a footman to clear her beloved’s name in the second Lady Librarian mystery, […]


First Line Friday (week 379): Murder in Westminster

First Line Friday (week 379): Murder in Westminster

Posted February 1, 2024 / 9 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 Murder in Westminster by Vanessa Riley! I got to meet Vanessa last weekend at […]


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 […]


Cover Reveal: Once Upon a Murder by Samantha Larsen

Cover Reveal: Once Upon a Murder by Samantha Larsen

Posted January 3, 2024 / 1 Comment

Today, I’m delighted to join with the Great Escapes blogging team to bring you the cover reveal for Once Upon a Murder by Samantha Larsen! SERIES: Lady Librarian Mysteries #2 GENRE: Historical Cozy Mystery (Clean) PUBLISHER: Crooked Lane Books RELEASE DATE: February 20, 2024 PAGES: 304 Miss Tiffany Woodall must […]


Book Review: I Heard a Fly Buzz When I Died by Amanda Flower

Book Review: I Heard a Fly Buzz When I Died by Amanda Flower

Posted November 19, 2023 / 5 Comments

I HEARD A FLY BUZZ WHEN I DIED by Amanda Flower SERIES: An Emily Dickinson Mystery #2 GENRE: Historical Mystery/Amateur Sleuth (Clean) PUBLISHER: Berkley RELEASE DATE: November 14, 2023 PAGES: 337 When a literary icon stays with the Dickinson family, Emily and her housemaid Willa find themselves embroiled in a […]


Book Review: Jane and the Final Mystery by Stephanie Barron

Book Review: Jane and the Final Mystery by Stephanie Barron

Posted October 28, 2023 / 3 Comments

JANE AND THE FINAL MYSTERY by Stephanie Barron SERIES: Being a Jane Austen Mystery #15 GENRE: Historical Mystery/Austenesque (Clean) PUBLISHER: Soho Books RELEASE DATE: October 24, 2023 PAGES: 312 The final volume of the critically acclaimed mystery series featuring Jane Austen as amateur sleuth March 1817: As winter turns to […]




First Line Friday (week 361): Millstone of Doubt

First Line Friday (week 361): Millstone of Doubt

Posted September 28, 2023 / 7 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 featuring the first line of Millstone of Doubt by Erica Vetsch! I love this series and I love Erica, and I’m […]


Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Heidi Eljarbo & The London Forgery

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Heidi Eljarbo & The London Forgery

Posted September 28, 2023 / 10 Comments

Welcome to the Blog Tour for The London Forgery by Heidi Eljarbo, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! I’m delighted to have Heidi on the blog today, giving us a peek at her fave writing spot & faithful writing companion! THE LONDON FORGERY by Heidi Eljarbo SERIES: A Fabiola Bennett Mystery […]


Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Allie Mahoney & Dame Alice Hits Hollywood

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Allie Mahoney & Dame Alice Hits Hollywood

Posted July 25, 2023 / 4 Comments

Please join me in welcoming Allie Mahoney to the blog today to talk about the inspiration behind her new historical cozy mystery, Dame Alice Hits Hollywood! DAME ALICE HITS HOLLYWOOD by Allie Mahoney SERIES: Dame Alice Mysteries #1 GENRE: Historical Cozy Mystery (Clean, with some language) PUBLISHER: Wrenfield Books RELEASE […]



Book Review: Show Me Betrayal by Ellen E. Withers

Book Review: Show Me Betrayal by Ellen E. Withers

Posted July 1, 2023 / 12 Comments

SHOW ME BETRAYAL by Ellen E. Withers SERIES: Show Me Mysteries #1 GENRE: Inspirational Dual Timeline Mystery PUBLISHER: Scrivenings Press, LLC RELEASE DATE: May 16, 2023 PAGES: 325 Two deaths occur decades apart. Is it possible these deaths are related? What motivates a killer, who got away with murder sixty […]


Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Elaine Faber & Mrs. Odboddy’s Desperate Doings

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Elaine Faber & Mrs. Odboddy’s Desperate Doings

Posted June 4, 2023 / 4 Comments

Please join me in welcoming author Elaine Faber to the blog to talk about using historical facts in a novel – like her historical cozy mystery Mrs. Odboddy’s Desperate Doings! MRS. ODBODDY’S DESPERATE DOINGS by Elaine Faber SERIES: Mrs. Odboddy Mysteries #4 GENRE: Historical/WW2 Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Elk Grove Publications […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway)!: A Novel Disguise by Samantha Larsen

Book Review (and a Giveaway)!: A Novel Disguise by Samantha Larsen

Posted May 11, 2023 / 11 Comments

A NOVEL DISGUISE by Samantha Larsen SERIES: A Lady Librarian Mystery #1 GENRE: Historical Cozy Mystery (Clean) PUBLISHER: Crooked Lane Books RELEASE DATE: May 16, 2023 PAGES: 295 When Miss Tiffany Woodall assumes the identity of her half-brother after his death, she realizes she isn’t the only one with a […]


May 2023 New Releases

May 2023 New Releases

Posted May 1, 2023 / 7 Comments

Happy May! I cannot believe we are already here, on the line between spring and summer. This year feels like it’s going by so quickly to me – anyone else? There are almost 100 titles on this list of May 2023 New Releases that I would like to read, if […]


Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Murder on Oak Street by I.M. Foster

Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Murder on Oak Street by I.M. Foster

Posted April 13, 2023 / 3 Comments

MURDER ON OAK STREET by I.M. Foster SERIES: A South Shore Mystery #1 GENRE: Historical Mystery RELEASE DATE: November 4, 2022 PAGES: 474 New York, 1904. After two years as a coroner’s physician for the city of New York, Daniel O’Halleran is more frustrated than ever. What’s the point when […]