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Unless Sydney can find the key to a decades-old murder, it might yet come back to haunt everyone

Thursday, June 28th, 2018
The
Deadliest Blessing
Provincetown
Mystery Series #3
by
Jeannette de Beauvoir
Genre:
Cozy Mystery
 
If there’s a dead
body anywhere in Provincetown, wedding consultant Sydney Riley is
going to be the one to find it! The seaside town’s annual
Portuguese Festival is approaching and it looks like smooth sailing
until Sydney’s neighbor decides to have some construction done in
her home—and finds more than she bargained for inside her wall.
Now Sydney is again
balancing her work at the Race Point Inn with an unexpected adventure
that will eventually involve fishermen, gunrunners, a mummified cat,
a family fortune, misplaced heirs, a girl with a mysterious past, and
lots and lots of Portuguese food. The Blessing of the Fleet is
coming up, and unless Sydney can find the key to a decades-old
murder, it might yet come back to haunt everyone in this
otherwise-peaceful fishing village.

 

 

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Jeannette
de Beauvoir grew up in Angers, France, but has lived in the United
States since her twenties. (No, she’s not going to say how long ago
that was!) She spends most of her time inside her own head, which is
great for writing, though possibly not so much for her social life.
When she’s not writing, she’s reading or traveling… to inspire
her writing. 

 

 

The
author of a number of mystery and historical novels (some of which
you can see on Amazon, Goodreads, Criminal Element, HomePort Press,
and her author website), de Beauvoir’s work has appeared in 15
countries and has been translated into 12 languages. Midwest Review
called her Martine LeDuc Montréal series “riveting (…)
demonstrating her total mastery of the mystery/suspense genre.” She
is currently writing a Provincetown Theme Week cozy mystery series
featuring female sleuth Sydney Riley.

 

 

De
Beauvoir’s academic background is in history and religion, and the
politics and intrigue of the medieval period have always fascinated
her (and provided her with great storylines!). She coaches and edits
individual writers, teaches writing online and on Cape Cod, and
thinks Aaron Sorkin is a god. Her cat, Beckett, totally disagrees.

 

 

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She’s raised them to do the right thing, no matter the consequence, but will their quest for justice put them in danger?

Thursday, June 21st, 2018
The
Lilac Code
The
Sisters, Texas Series Book 7
by
Becki Willis
Genre:
Cozy Mystery
 
Will
a case of mistaken identity be the death of her?
 
Madison
Reynolds is looking forward to a few days of rest and relaxation. Her
best friend Genny is judging a celebrity bake-off near DC, so it’s
the perfect opportunity for a girl’s getaway. With fun-loving
Granny Bert in tow, the trio heads to the very heart of the Intel
community. Deep in alphabet soup territory—surrounded by CIA, NSA,
FBI and more—it takes only moments for things to go awry.
 

 

A
mix-up at the airport leaves Madison with the wrong luggage, and a
last-minute change in accommodations lands them at 
The
Columbia Inn at Peralynna.
 How
can they know its ties to the spy world will soon spin them into its
web?

 

 

 

Designed
as a CIA safe house, the inn has a fascinating history. When it seems
a mysterious man in a dark coat is following her, Madison scoffs at
her over-action imagination. She’s listened to too many spy tales,
spun by the innkeeper herself. The stories of espionage and agents
are intriguing, but too incredible to be real. The Texans know
nothing about secret codes and counterintelligence. They’ve never
heard of The Lilac Code, or the illusive agent-for-hire known simply
as Kalypso.

 

 

 

Back
home in The Sisters, a drama is unfolding that involves Madison’s
precious twins. She’s raised them to do the right thing, no matter
the consequence, but will their quest for justice put them in danger?

 

 

 

Thrust
into impossible situations of being in the wrong place at the wrong
time, the twins risk everything to save their school, while deep in
spy territory, Madison and Genny race against the clock—and the
elements—to save Granny Bert’s life.

 

 

 

The
award-winning 
The
Sisters, Texas Mystery Series
 continues
in this exciting Book 7. This is a stand-alone book, but best when
enjoyed as a full series experience.

 

 

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Chicken
Scratch
The
Sisters, Texas Series Book 1
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When The Stars Fall
The
Sisters, Texas Series Book 2
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Stipulations and
Complications
The
Sisters, Texas Series Book 3
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Home
Again: Starting Over
The
Sisters, Texas Series Book 4
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Genny’s
Ballad
The
Sisters, Texas Series Book 5
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Christmas
in The Sisters
The
Sisters, Texas Series Book 6
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Becki
Willis, best known for her popular The Sisters, Texas Mystery Series
and Forgotten Boxes, always dreamed of being an author. In November
of ’13, that dream became a reality. Since that time, she has
published eleven books, won first place honors for Best Mystery
Series, Best Suspense Fiction and Best Audio Book, and has introduced
her imaginary friends to readers around the world. 

 

 

 

An
avid history buff, Becki likes to poke around in old places and learn
about the past. Other addictions include reading, writing, junking,
unraveling a good mystery, and coffee. She loves to travel, but
believes coming home to her family and her Texas ranch is the best
part of any trip. Becki is a member of the Association of Texas
Authors, the National Association of Professional Women, and the
Brazos Writers organization. She attended Texas A&M University
and majored in Journalism.

 

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The Deadliest Blessing

Saturday, June 9th, 2018

The Deadliest Blessing
A Provincetown Mystery Series Novel
by Jeannette de Beauvoir
Genre: Cozy Mystery

Their Elvis-impersonating minister has been murder

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
Til
Death Do Us Party
A
Liv and Di in Dixie Mystery #4
by
Vickie Fee
Genre:
Cozy Mystery
 
Las
Vegas knows how to party, and for once, event planner Liv McKay won’t
be entirely behind the scenes. The Dixie gang is in Sin City to
celebrate Mama and Earl’s rockin’ Elvis-themed wedding. And
between juggling the botched bachelorette party and a problem-plagued
soirée back home, Liv’s ready to double down on some fun. 

 

 

 

Mama
& Earl’s happily-ever-after seems like a sure thing, but all
bets (and nuptials) are off when they get to the Burning Love Wedding
Chapel. Their Elvis-impersonating minister has left the building . .
. permanently. And even worse, Liv’s cousin, Little Junior, is
suspected of his murder.

 

 

With
Mama’s happy ending on the table and Little Junior about to lose it
all, the stakes are higher than ever. Liv and her best friend, Di,
must hit the Strip to find the real killer before he finally plays
his ace…

 

 

High
energy, dead bodies and exposed lies. . . . A must read.”

 

RT
Book Reviews
,
4 Stars, on 
Death
Crashes the Party

 

 

A
wonderful cozy mystery.”

 

Suspense
Magazine 
on It’s
Your Party, Die If You Want To

 

 

Readers
should welcome this look at a very Southern lifestyle, complete with
appended party plans.”

 

Kirkus
Reviews 
on One
Fete in the Grave

 

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Vickie
Fee is a past president of the Malice in Memphis chapter of
Sisters in Crime and current member of the Wisconsin Sisters in
Crime. She has a degree in journalism and spent many years as a
newspaper reporter, covering small Southern towns populated with
colorful characters, much like those in the fictional town of Dixie.
She now lives in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula with her husband, John.
She grew up in the South on a steady diet of Nancy Drew and iced tea,
and when she’s not writing, Vickie enjoys reading mysteries and
watching B movies from the 1930s and ‘40s.
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Naming the culprit—and living to spin the tale—will be more difficult than Pamela ever imagined . . . 

Sunday, April 22nd, 2018
Murder,
She Knit
A
Knit & Nibble Mystery Book 1
by
Peggy Ehrhart
Genre:
Cozy Mystery
 
Since
her only daughter left for college, widow Pamela Paterson has kept
busy as associate editor of a craft magazine and founder of the Knit
and Nibble knitting club in quaint Arborville, New Jersey. Now, she’s
trying out a new hobby—solving murders!

 

 

 

Pamela
is hosting the next Knit and Nibble meeting and can’t wait to liven
up her otherwise empty home with colorful yarn, baking, and a little
harmless gossip. She even recruits Amy Morgan, an old friend who
recently moved to town, as the group’s newest member. But on the
night of the gathering, Amy doesn’t show. Not until Pamela finds
the woman dead outside—a knitting needle stabbed through the front
of her handmade sweater . . .

 

 

Someone
committed murder before taking off with Amy’s knitting bag, and
Pamela realizes that only she can spot the deadly details hidden in
mysterious skeins. But when another murder occurs, naming the
culprit—and living to spin the tale—will be more difficult than
Pamela ever imagined . . .

 

 

Knitting
tips and delicious recipe included!

 

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Ehrhart is a former English professor who lives in Leonia, New
Jersey, where she writes mysteries and plays blues guitar. She holds
a Ph.D. in medieval literature from the University of Illinois and
taught writing and literature at Queens College, CUNY, and Fairleigh
Dickinson University, where she was a tenured full professor. Her
short stories have appeared in Futures Mystery Anthology
Magazine, Crime and Suspense, Flashing in the Gutters, Spinetingler,
Crime Scene: New Jersey 2, and Murder New York Style. A longtime
member of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime, Peggy
served on the board of MWA New York as head of the Mentor Committee.
She was president of Sisters in Crime NY/TriState from 2013 to 2015.
Peggy regularly attends mystery writing conferences and participates
in conference panels and also gives talks on mystery fiction at
libraries in New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey.
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Three surprise residents: true spirits of the past, who didn’t cross over as expected

Friday, March 30th, 2018
Inn
the Spirit of Legends
Spirits
of Texas Book 1
by
Becki Willis
Genre: Paranormal Cozy Mystery
 
From
the author of 
The
Sisters, Texas Mystery Series
 and Forgotten
Boxes
,
comes an intriguing new book series, the 
Spirits
of Texas Cozy Mysteries.
 
When
the tiny hamlet of Hannah, Texas goes up for auction, Hannah Duncan’s
fun-loving uncle sees it as the perfect gift for her thirtieth
birthday. After all, what’s more fun than a town bearing your own
name? 
Nestled
in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, the ‘town’ isn’t much –
a dozen or less buildings in various stages of disrepair-but it
comes with a dedicated pair of caretakers, a menagerie of farm
animals, a surprisingly generous trust fund, enough stipulations to
make her head spin, and a handsome but maddening attorney to oversee
the handling of the estate.
Originally
a stagecoach stop, Hannah, Texas resolves around the historic and
rather charming Spirits of Texas Inn. The old inn
comes with a colorful past, the mystique of hidden treasure, loyal
guests who still book summer vacations there, and three surprise
residents: true spirits of the past, who didn’t cross over as
expected. 
Now
Hannah has her hands full, coming to terms with her unexpected status
as an innkeeper, adjusting to life in the country, fighting her
attraction to attorney Walker Jacoby, plus dealing
with ghosts! 
To
top it off, two fortune hunters arrive to search for the hidden
treasure, and they don’t care who stands in their way. They’ll
stoop to any means-including murder-to get their hands on the
legendary stash of gold.
Don’t
miss out on the excitement, right from the beginning. Book your visit
to Hannah, Texas today!
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Becki
Willis, best known for her popular The Sisters, Texas Mystery Series
and Forgotten Boxes, always dreamed of being an author. In November
of ’13, that dream became a reality. Since that time, she has
published eleven books, won first place honors for Best Mystery
Series, Best Suspense Fiction and Best Audio Book, and has introduced
her imaginary friends to readers around the world. 

 

 

An
avid history buff, Becki likes to poke around in old places and learn
about the past. Other addictions include reading, writing, junking,
unraveling a good mystery, and coffee. She loves to travel, but
believes coming home to her family and her Texas ranch is the best
part of any trip. Becki is a member of the Association of Texas
Authors, the National Association of Professional Women, and the
Brazos Writers organization. She attended Texas A&M University
and majored in Journalism.

 

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Ivy turns to the loose-lipped Blackbird Ladies for leads, she soon finds herself caught in a web of lies stickier than a batch of Olaya’s popular pastries

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018
Crust
No One
A
Bread Shop Mystery #2
by
Winnie Archer
Genre:
Cozy Mystery
 
Business
is booming at Yeast of Eden. But with a deadly mystery taking over
the seaside town of Santa Sofia, the Mexican bread shop can’t
possibly leaven a killer’s appetite . . .
For
once, Ivy Culpepper feels fulfilled. An apprenticeship at Yeast of
Eden has opened her world to time-honored baking techniques under
owner Olaya Solis’s guidance—as well as the freshest small-town
gossip, courtesy of chatty regulars known as the Blackbird Ladies.
Ivy even begins accepting that she and restaurateur Miguel Baptista
may never again rekindle their romance—despite the undeniable
tension between them . . .
But
she’s tied to Miguel again when his trusted produce supplier goes
missing. Old Hank Riviera’s financial troubles would make anyone
consider running away forever. And with his relationship woes, there
are plenty of people who might want to see Hank disappear. As Ivy,
with the help of her octogenarian sidekick, turns to the loose-lipped
Blackbird Ladies for leads, she soon finds herself caught in a web of
lies stickier than a batch of Olaya’s popular pastries . . .
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indefatigable Winnie Archer is a middle school teacher by
day and a writer by night. Born in a beach town in California, she
now lives in an inspiring century-old house in North Texas and loves
being surrounded by real-life history. She fantasizes about spending
summers writing in quaint, cozy locales, has a love/hate relationship
with both yoga and chocolate, adores pumpkin spice lattes, is devoted
to her five kids and husband, and can’t believe she’s lucky
enough to be living the life of her dreams.
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Their perjury sentenced an innocent man to prison

Sunday, February 18th, 2018
Pains
and Penalties
A
Geeks and Things Cozy Mysteries Novella #1
by
Sarah Biglow
Genre:
Cozy Mystery
 
A
new amateur sleuth is on the case in the first book of this Cozy
Mystery novella series.

 

 

When
Kalina Greystone returns home to the small town of Ellesworth, MA in
the wake of her father’s passing to take over the family’s comic book
shop, she never expects to reconnect with her old flame, Detective
Christian Harper. But when elderly Mrs. Davies winds up murdered at
the annual Solstice Fair, Kalina can’t help but get swept up in his
investigation and solving the case. While Detective Harper runs his
investigation, she cozies up to the dead woman’s best friend, Mrs.
Grant, and learns that she and a third woman, Ms. Ellicott, might be
targets. Someone has sent them notes with the cryptic warning ‘Lying
is a mortal sin’. As Kalina digs deeper into the women’s shared
past, she unearths the perjury that sentenced an innocent man to
prison. After discovering Ms. Ellicott dead in her home, Kalina and
Detective Harper must race to unmask the killer before vengeance can
be sated.

 

 

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Forgive
and Forget
A
Geeks and Things Cozy Mysteries Novella #2
 
Your
favorite amateur sleuth is back on the case in the second installment
of the Geeks and Things Cozy series.

 

 

Life
is looking good for Kalina Greystone. Geeks and Things is thriving
and she’s even rekindled her high-school romance with Detective
Christian Harper. But her world spins off-kilter when she finds her
high school best friend, Nadine Larrabee, huddled over her father’s
dead body.

 

 

Nadine
fears she’s responsible for her father’s death but doesn’t
remember details. As Kalina keeps close to the investigation–certain
her friend is no killer–a horrifying family history unfolds,
providing motive for the girl Kalina once knew. Refusing to believe
Nadine is capable of such an act, Kalina peels back the layers of
family drama to find the truth.

 

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Debts
and Debtors
A
Geeks and Things Cozy Mysteries Novella #3
 
Kalina
Greystone is back for another small town, amateur mystery in the
third installment of the Geeks and Things Mystery series.

 

 

It’s
Thanksgiving in the small town of Ellesworth, MA and Kalina and her
family have gathered to celebrate the holiday—their first since her
father’s passing—but all is not well when Savannah Chase,
Jillian’s college roommate appears on their doorstep. She’s
distraught over her missing husband. She just knows something’s
happened to him. Despite knowing Chris wouldn’t approve, Kalina
keeps tabs on the investigation. After all, Savannah is like
family.

 

 

The
investigation takes a turn for the curious when Mr. Chase’s body is
found in a foreclosed house in a area ripe for commercial
development. Kalina and Chris soon discover that Thomas had recently
changed jobs, giving up real estate for debt collection. But who
would want him dead? The more Kalina digs, the more she finds herself
in the cross-hairs of a dangerous man. She and Chris must solve the
case before she becomes the next victim.

 

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Have
and Hold
A
Geeks and Things Cozy Mysteries Novella #4
 
Your
favorite amateur sleuth is on the case in a new Geeks and Things Cozy
Mystery.

 

 

The
small town of Ellesworth, MA is abuzz with the upcoming wedding of
Kalina Greystone and newly promoted Police Captain Christian Harper.
But not everyone is thrilled for the happy couple. On the morning of
Chris’s promotional ceremony, they receive a shocking package—a
severed finger wearing an engagement ring! Under the guise of
last-minute wedding preparations, Kalina questions a local jeweler
who may have sold the ring adorning the finger. In fact, he’d sold
three such rings recently. When a second finger is sent to a local
reporter and the bodies of the victims are discovered near the beach,
Kalina knows there is little time left to find the third victim. But
why target these brides-to-be? After digging deeper, she uncovers a
startling connection between the players and must race to save the
woman who is the true target of the killer’s rage.

 

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Saints
and Sinners
A
Geeks and Things Cozy Mysteries Novella #5
 
Your
favorite amateur sleuth is back for one last case in the final
installment of the Geeks and Things Cozy Mystery series.

 

 

Kalina
Greystone’s life has finally fallen into place. Now happily married
and eight months pregnant, she is ready to step away from sleuthing
and give all of her time to her family and Geeks and Things.
Unfortunately, sleuthing isn’t quite done with her. On a trip to
the cemetery to visit her father’s grave, she happens upon a dead
woman’s body. Video footage reveals the killer but the case takes
one bizarre turn after the next. The woman, Verona Maxwell, shares
fingerprints with Paige Fischer, a little girl who died over fifteen
years ago in a boating accident with her twin brother, Patrick. Or
did they? The killer looks an awful lot like Patrick. Having briefly
known the twins in her youth, Kalina searches their past in the hopes
of making sense of the present. But the more she digs, the darker the
reality becomes. Systemic abuse by Paige and parental neglect rise to
the surface, making her wonder if the past isn’t as buried as
everyone was led to believe.

 

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Geek and Things, is a clean, cozy murder mystery that will keep you glued to its pages from beginning to end. I enjoyed the tale and the telling and found Geeks and Things the most entertaining book of its genre. The plot is strong and the timing perfect to keep you going to the next page. It is well written with a great line of characters. It’s a great book to have in any library, adult even YA.

Kalina Greystone takes over her father’s store…Geeks and things after his death. She has returned to her birthplace, the small town of Ellesworth, with a degree but without a husband. At the town annual Solstice Fair, a well-known old woman dies by poison. Her nephew witnesses the death and so she arrived there soon afterwards. Her keen attention to details spurred her into the middle of the investigation by none other than her old flame, Detective Harper.

 
 
Sarah
lives in Massachusetts with her fiancé. She is a licensed attorney
and spends her days combating employment discrimination as an
Investigator with the Massachusetts Commission Against
Discrimination.

 

 

She
is a self-professed TV junkie and in her spare time (what’s that?),
she runs a TV recap blog with her best friend (and sorority sister),
Jen. Sarah currently enjoys an array of TV shows including (but
definitely not limited to) Once Upon a Time, Blindspot, Chicago Fire,
Chicago Med, Chicago PD, Grimm, The Flash and Arrow. She is always on
the hunt for new shows to binge!

 

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Old crushes, new friends and a killer that could be any of them

Thursday, February 15th, 2018
The
Eleventh Hour
Poppy
McGuire Mysteries Book 1
by
Anina Collins
Genre:
Cozy Mystery
196
pages
 
Poppy
McGuire has always been a curious soul, but it’s her life that’s
usually the topic of conversation in the small town of Sunset Ridge.
But now one of the town’s most important citizens has been found
murdered, and everyone’s life is suspect. 

 

 

What
begins as a friendly wager with her old friend Officer Derek Hampton
soon becomes far more for Poppy, and she turns to Alex Montero for
help, but the enigmatic former Baltimore cop’s quiet way hides as
many secrets as each suspect they encounter.

 

 

Everyone
in Sunset Ridge has something to hide, but Poppy and Alex are
determined to uncover the identity of the murderer. They just have to
watch that they don’t become the next victims.

 

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After
Hours
Poppy
McGuire Mysteries Book 2
202
pages
 
While
life in Sunset Ridge is quaint and charming during the day, what
happens after the sun goes down might shock the citizens of this
small town. Things are heating up in Poppy McGuire’s home town, and
it isn’t just the July weather. 

 

 

Poppy
and her new partner Alex have their eyes opened to the realities of
Sunset Ridge after dark when a traveling salesman is murdered in his
room at the Hotel Piermont, a common destination for cheating spouses
on the outskirts of town. When they find out what he sells, the
mystery gets even more interesting.

 

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Top
of the Hour
Poppy
McGuire Mysteries Book 3
204
pages
 
Controversy
sells as much as sex, and nobody knows that better than the local
radio morning DJ who loves to talk politics. His shows enrage people,
but who hated Lee Reynolds enough to shoot him point blank and leave
him for dead in the woods outside of town?

 

 

Poppy
and Alex have no shortage of suspects and for once aren’t at odds on
who they like for the crime. But all is not well between the
partners. This time, murder has brought with it a new love interest
for Poppy, but Alex isn’t happy with this turn of events.

 

 

Will
he lose Poppy, the one person he trusts in Sunset Ridge?

 

 

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The
Darkest Hour
Poppy
McGuire Mysteries Book 4
210
pages
 
Poppy
and Alex come up against their toughest case yet, and they may never
be the same again.

 

 

When
someone close to both Poppy and Alex is found brutally murdered, all
the clues point to Alex as the killer. But Poppy knows in her heart
that her partner could never commit such a heinous crime. As the
evidence begins to mount against him, Poppy must race against the
clock to prove that the man she trusts with her very life isn’t the
murderer, even as everyone around her is convinced of his guilt.

 

 

But
if Alex isn’t the killer, who is? As the mystery unravels, the past
and present finally meet in Sunset Ridge.

 

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Happy
Hour
Poppy
McGuire Mysteries Book 5
266
pages
 
Poppy
and Alex are back for another mystery in Happy Hour, the fifth book
in the Poppy McGuire Mystery Series!

 

 

Springtime
brings warm weather and murder to Sunset Ridge, and for Poppy, this
particular case strikes close to home.

 

 

Antiques
dealer Marcus Tyne is found dead in the front seat of his friend’s
car outside of McGuire’s after a Cinco de Mayo celebration, but at
first glance, there’s no reason why he’s dead.

 

 

Until
the coroner finds out he’s been poisoned.

 

 

When
a second man is poisoned, Poppy and Alex are thrust into a mystery
that threatens to tear them apart. While they struggle to solve the
case as their differences become more apparent, a murderer walks free
in Sunset Ridge and may have another victim in their sights.

 

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The
Witching Hour
Poppy
McGuire Mysteries Book 6
207
pages
 
In
the middle of a late summertime heatwave, a woman Poppy interviewed
for an article on paganism is found with a dagger buried in her chest
in the woods out near Alex’s house. Initially, Stephen and Craig are
given the case, but when Derek determines that this murder shouldn’t
be their first big case together, Alex and Poppy are brought in to
help.

 

 

But
Stephen has never liked Poppy, and tensions quickly begin to run high
between the two sets of partners. The Sunset Ridge police force can’t
afford to have infighting if they want to solve this case before a
fear of witches takes hold in town.

 

 

It
doesn’t take long before everyone reaches their breaking point and
Alex wonders if he will be a Sunset Ridge police officer for much
longer. Life is about to change for him and Poppy, but will that
change mean the end of his time in town?

 

For
three years, Poppy and Alex have worked together solving cases in
their small town of Sunset Ridge, first as just co-workers but later
as partners in nearly every sense of the word. Now they’re about to
take the final step and become husband and wife, but in the midst of
getting ready for what folks around town are calling the wedding of
the year, the murder of someone involved in the preparations makes
their plans go awry.
Samuel
Morrow, the kind man who has run Morrow’s Jewelers for over twenty
years, is found murdered in an apparent break-in, and there’s no
shortage of suspects who may have had a reason to kill him. Oddly
enough, something very valuable to Poppy and Alex is missing from his
store too. Is the theft connected to the murder?

 

 

As
they hunt for Samuel’s killer, carefully eliminating suspect after
suspect, they must juggle cake tastings and reception planning, as
all the while someone’s watching their favorite amateur sleuth. Will
Poppy and Alex solve the case and reach the altar, or will the killer
make their ever after far less than happy?

 

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Collins has always loved a good mystery. As a child, her favorite
books were Nancy Drew books passed down from her grandmother, and as
she grew up, she moved on to Agatha Christie and Sir Arthur Conan
Doyle and their famous detectives. She currently lives in North
Carolina and writes her Poppy McGuire Mystery series.

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Poppy
McGuire Mysteries Book 7
 

The Poppy Mcguire Serie…The Eleventh Hour, is a really imaginative mystery that is entertaining and a great beginning to a mystery series. I enjoyed the reading and the tale. The twists and characters seem good and real. I would have enjoyed it even better if it was a bit more polish. Some repetitions and a few extra words here and there slowed down the reading a touch. Still I have a great time reading the Poppy Mcguire Serie…The Eleventh Hour. All and all it is good beginning story for a beginning author. I hope to see more from this author providing the books are a bit more edit.

Poppy Mcguire is a thirty something single woman living in an old fashion town who frown upon it. She has a nose to find details that the police over look and has a great instinct about people. When the murder of a wealthy woman shakes her sleepy town, everyone looks up to her to find who did it. All is well with the investigation until the past and future collides and she and her new friend are stuck in the middle. Old crushes, new friends and a killer that could be any of them are mingled and crossed through the pages of this tale.

 

 

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Mama always said there’d be days like this . . .

Thursday, January 18th, 2018
Murder
& Mayhem in Goose Pimple Junction
Goose
Pimple Junction Mysteries Book 1
by
Amy Metz
Genre:
Cozy Mystery
253
pages
 
When
Tess Tremaine starts a new life in the colorful town of Goose Pimple
Junction, curiosity leads her to look into a seventy-five-year-old
murder. Suddenly she’s learning the foreign language of southern
speak, resisting her attraction to local celebrity Jackson Wright,
and dealing with more mayhem than she can handle. 

 

 

A
bank robbery, murder, and family tragedy from the 1930s are pieces of
the mystery that Tess attempts to solve. As she gets close to the
truth, she encounters danger, mystery, a lot of southern charm, and a
new temptation for which she’s not sure she’s ready.

 

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Heroes
& Hooligans in Goose Pimple Junction
Goose
Pimple Junction Mysteries Book 2
299
pages
 
Goose
Pimple Junction is just recovering from a kidnapping and a murder,
its first major crimes in years, when trouble begins anew. Life is
turned upside down in the quirky little southern town with the
arrival of several shifty hooligans: A philandering husband intent on
getting his wife back, another murderer loose in town, a stalker
intent on frightening Martha Maye, and a thief who’s stealing the
town blind of their pumpkins, pies, and peace. Together, they’re
scaring the living daylights out of the residents and keeping the new
police chief busier than a set of jumper cables at a redneck picnic.
Suddenly, he has his hands full trying to apprehend a killer, stop a
stalker, and fight his feelings for the damsel in distress.

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Short
& Tall Tales in Goose Pimple Junction
Goose
Pimple Junction Mysteries Book 3
127
pages
 
This
is not your average Southern town. With a hint of mystery and a lot
of laughs, you’ll catch a glimpse of everyday life in Goose Pimple
Junction in this short story compilation. Five short stories, one
novella, and three recipes will give you more of the unique charm of
Goose Pimple Junction, make you laugh, and have your mouth watering.
If you want a feel-good read, you’ve come to the right place. Grab
some sweet tea and escape to Goose Pimple Junction.

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Rogues
& Rascals in Goose Pimple Junction
Goose
Pimple Junction Mysteries Book 4
246
pages
 
Sweet
Southern belle Caledonia Culpepper and hit woman in training Wynona
Baxter come up against crooked lawyers, restless husbands, a teenage
hoodlum . . . it seems there are rogues and rascals everywhere you
look in Goose Pimple Junction. When their paths cross, they prove
there isn’t a rogue or a rascal who can keep a good woman down. Mama
always said there’d be days like this . . .
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Metz is the author of the Goose Pimple Junction mystery series. She
is a former first grade teacher and the mother of two sons. When not
writing, enjoying her family, or surfing Pinterest, Amy can usually
be found with a mixing spoon, camera, or book in one hand and a glass
of sweet tea in the other. Amy lives in Louisville, Kentucky and
loves a good Southern phrase.
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Is Blue’s ghost really trying to help her solve a murder?

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017
Escape
Claws
A
Cat Lady Mystery
by
Linda Reilly
Genre:
Cozy Mystery
204
pages
 
Here,
killer, killer, killer . . .

 

 

 

For
the first time in sixteen years, Lara Caphart has returned to her
hometown of Whisker Jog, New Hampshire. She wants to reconnect with
her estranged Aunt Fran, who’s having some difficulty looking after
herself—and her eleven cats. Taking care of a clowder of kitties is
easy, but keeping Fran from being harassed by local bully Theo Barnes
is hard. The wealthy builder has his sights set on Fran’s property,
and is determined to make her an offer she doesn’t dare
refuse.

 

Then
Lara spots a blue-eyed ragdoll cat that she swears is the
reincarnation of her beloved Blue, her childhood pet. Pursuing the
feline to the edge of Fran’s yard, she stumbles upon the body of
Theo Barnes, clearly a victim of foul play. To get her and Fran off
the suspect list, Lara finds herself following the cat’s clues in
search of a killer. Is Blue’s ghost really trying to help her solve
a murder, or has Lara inhaled too much catnip?

 

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with a degree in Criminal Justice, Linda Reilly once contemplated a
career in law enforcement. But life took a twist, and instead she
found her niche in real estate closings and title examinations, where
the dusty tomes in the Registry of Deeds enticed her into solving
mysteries of a different sort. A dyed-in-the-wool New Englander,
Linda lives in New Hampshire with her husband, who affectionately
calls her “Nose-in-a-Book.” A member of Sisters in Crime
and Mystery Writers of America, she loves solving mysteries of the
cozy type. When she’s not pounding away at her keyboard, she can
usually be found prowling the shelves of a local bookstore or
library.

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Death of the Kona Man

Thursday, October 19th, 2017
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Death of the Kona Man
An Aloha Lagoon Mystery
by Catherine Bruns
Genre: Cozy Mystery

From USA Today bestselling author Catherine Bruns comes the next deadly delicious Carrie Jorgenson adventure in paradise…

Carrie Jorgenson is living the dream in Hawaii. She has a steady job as a waitress at the Loco Moco Café, a hot new love interest in her manager, and the curtain’s about to rise on her role in a local theater production. But when she’s asked to deliver food to a guest at the Aloha Lagoon resort—who then drops dead!—her dreams quickly become the stuff of nightmares.

World renowned food critic Randolph Cremshaw has no shortage of enemies. He’s rude, patronizing, and famous for his one-star reviews. After the coffee Carrie delivers is discovered to have been poisoned, she and the café quickly rise to the top of the suspects list. A jealous co-worker, thefts at the restaurant, and a performance that threatens to blow up in Carrie’s face only make things worse. With an already full plate, Carrie is also forced into making a decision that may change everything for her. But this all pales in comparison when she comes face to face with Randolph’s killer and what might be the final curtain call…of her life. ​

Running the bookstore is demanding, but solving murders can be flat out dangerous…

Monday, August 28th, 2017
A
Reference to Murder
A
Book Barn Mystery #2
by
Kym Roberts
Genre:
Cozy Mystery
 
Charli
Rae Warren is back home in Hazel Rock, Texas, spending her time
reading, collecting, and selling books—at least, the ones that
don’t get eaten first by her father’s pet armadillo. Running the
family bookstore is a demanding job, but solving murders on the side
can be flat out dangerous…
The
Book Barn is more than just a shop, it’s a part of the
community—and Charli is keeping busy with a fundraising auction and
the big rodeo event that’s come to town. That includes dealing with
the Texas-sized egos of some celebrity cowboys, including Dalton
Hibbs, a blond, blue-eyed bull rider who gets overly rowdy one night
with the local hairdresser . . . and soon afterward, disappears into
thin air.
Dalton’s
brother also vanished seven years ago—and Charli is thrown about
whether Dalton is a villain or a victim. After a close call with an
assailant wielding a branding iron (that plays havoc with her hair),
and some strange vandalism on her property, she’s going to have to
team up with the sheriff to untangle this mystery, before she gets
gored . . .
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Fatal
Fiction
A
Book Barn Mystery #1
 
When
kindergarten teacher Charli Rae Warren hightailed it out of Hazel
Rock, Texas, as a teen, she vowed to leave her hometown in the dust.
A decade later, she’s braving the frontier of big hair and bigger
gossip once again . . . but this time, she’s saddled with murder!
Charli
agrees to sell off the family bookstore, housed in a barn, and settle
her estranged dad’s debt–if only so she can ride into the sunset and
cut ties with Hazel Rock forever. But the trip is extended when
Charli finds her realtor dead in the store, strangled by a bedazzled
belt. And with daddy suspiciously MIA, father and daughter are
topping the most wanted list . . .
Forging
an unlikely alliance with the town beauty queen, the old beau who
tore her family apart, and one ugly armadillo, Charli’s intent on
protecting what’s left of her past . . . and wrangling the lone
killer who’s fixin’ to destroy her future . . .

 

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A
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Releasing
October 10th!!
 
Charli
Rae Warren doesn’t plan on striking it rich as the owner of an
independent bookstore in Hazel Rock, Texas—especially one with a
pink armadillo as its mascot. But when an ingenious advertising
campaign puts her business on the map, it ropes in some deadly
publicity . . .
Charli
can’t believe writer Lucy Barton has agreed to promote her latest
Midnight Poet Society novel at The Book Barn Princess—or that
there’s only a week-and-a-half to prepare for the signing. It’s
all because of The Book Seekers, a smartphone app created by her
cousin Jamal exclusively for Charli’s bookstore, which sends fans
on a virtual scavenger hunt around town for a chance to meet the
bestselling author. But as soon as it goes live, people turn up dead
. . .
Someone’s
using The Book Seekers to track victims and copycat the fictional
Midnight Poet Society homicides, and horrified locals suspect Jamal
could be the mastermind behind the crimes. While Charli readies the
Barn for a stampede of new customers, it’ll take true grit to
shelve the culprit before her brainy cousin gets locked behind bars,
Ms. Barton backs out of the visit, and she finds herself up a
creek—with a serial killer holding the paddle!

 

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Three
career paths resonated for Kym during her early childhood: a
detective, an investigative reporter, and…a nun. Being a nun,
however, dropped by the wayside when she became aware of boys–they
were the spice of life she couldn’t deny. 

 

 


In
high school her path was forged when she took her first job at a dry
cleaners and met every cop in town, especially the lone female police
officer in patrol. From that point on there was no stopping Kym’s
pursuit of a career in law enforcement–even if she had to duct tape
rolls of coins to her waist to meet the weight requirements to be
hired.

 

 

Kym
followed her dream and became a detective that fulfilled her desire
to be an investigative reporter, with one extra perk–a badge.
Promoted to sergeant Kym spent the majority of her career in SVU. She
retired from the job reluctantly when her husband drug her kicking
and screaming to another state, but writing continued to call her
name.

 

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The groom is found floating facedown in the pool

Friday, July 21st, 2017
KILLER
PARTY
by
Lynn Cahoon

 

Genre: Cozy Mystery 


Pub
Date: 7/11/2017
 

 

For
a gang of old college buddies, the quaint resort town of South Cove,
California, is the perfect spot for a no-holds-barred bachelor party.
But for Jill Gardner—owner of Coffee, Books and More—this stag
party is going to be murder . . .

After a few months
of living with her boyfriend Greg, Jill is still getting used to
sharing such close quarters, but she’s got no hesitation about
joining him for a weekend at South Cove’s most luxurious resort.
While Greg and his college pals celebrate their buddy’s upcoming
wedding, Jill intends to pamper herself in style. But when the groom
is found floating facedown in the pool, Jill must find the killer
fast, or she might not have a boyfriend to come home to any more . .
.
 
 
New
York Times 
and USA
Today 
best-selling
author 
Lynn
Cahoon 
is
an Idaho expat. She grew up living the small town life she now loves
to write about. Currently, she’s living with her husband and two
fur babies in a small historic town on the banks of the Mississippi
river where her imagination tends to wander. 
Guidebook
to Murder
, Book 1 of the Tourist Trap series, won the 2015 Reader’s Crown
award for Mystery Fiction.

 
 
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Colbie’s only got one life to stop a killer from pulling off the purr-fect crime . . .

Monday, May 15th, 2017
THE TROUBLE WITH MURDER
by
Kathy Krevat
Genre:
Cozy Mystery

 

Pub
Date: 12/12/17

 

 

Single mom and gourmet cat food
entrepreneur Colbie Summers thought she’d escaped her tiny
California hometown forever. But when her father needs her, she packs
up her adolescent son, their finicky feline, Trouble, and her budding
business. She knows change is tough—but she doesn’t expect it to
be murder . . .
Between dealing with her newly rural
life, her grumpy, sports-obsessed father, and preparing to showcase
her products in the local Sunnyside Power Mom’s trade show, Colbie
has more on her plate than she bargained for. Luckily, she has her
official taste-tester, Trouble, by her side to vet her
Meow-io Batali Gourmet Cat Food line.
Things look promising—until one of the Power Moms is found
dead—with an engraved Meow-io specialty knife buried in her chest.
As the prime suspect, Colbie needs
paws on the ground to smoke out who had means, motive, and
opportunity among the networking mothers—including a
husband-stealing Sofia Vergara lookalike. And the cat’s still not
out of the bag when a second violent death rocks the bucolic
community. Trouble may have nine lives, but Colbie’s only got one
to clear her name and stop a killer from pulling off the purr-fect
crime . . .
A California
native, Kathy Krevat has written three bestselling books involving
one of her favorite things: chocolate. She is looking forward to
changing to her next favorite thing—cats—for her new series set
in the tranquil town of Sunnyside, CA.

 

A Stitch in Time Mystery

Thursday, April 27th, 2017
HISTORICALLY DEAD
by Greta
McKennan
Genre: Cozy Mystery

 

Pub
Date: 12/19/2017
 
Seamstress Daria Dembrowski must find a
historically-minded killer before the fabric of her peaceful town
rips wide open . . .
When the reality show My House in History comes
to Laurel Springs, Pennsylvania, savvy seamstress Daria Dembrowski
sees a business opportunity. The show follows two elderly sisters’
quest to restore their colonial mansion, and that means a heap of
work for a seamstress who specializes in historical textiles.
Although one of the old women is a bit of a grump, Daria loves the
job—until she discovers one of the researchers dead, and the whole
project threatens to unwind.
As a series of historical crimes pile up, from
a stolen Paul Revere platter to a chilling incident of arson, Daria
must find the killer quickly, for her life is hanging by a thread.
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Greta McKennan is a
wife, mother, and first-time author, living her dream in the boreal
rainforest of Juneau, Alaska. She enjoys a long walk in the woods on
that rare sunny day, reading cozy mysteries when it rains, and sewing
the Christmas jammies on her antique Singer sewing machine. She is
hard at work on the next novel in her Stitch in Time Mystery series
featuring seamstress Daria Dembrowski. Visit her on the web
at gretamckennan.com.
 
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AND DEATH GOES TO…

Monday, April 24th, 2017
AND DEATH GOES TO…
by Laura
Bradford
Genre: Cozy Mystery

 

Pub
Date: 12/5/2017
 
The
Tobias Ad Agency is in the running for the coveted Golden Storyboard,
and Tobi couldn’t be more thrilled—until she discovers it’s
literally an award to die for.
It’s an
honor just to be nominated. But, let’s get real, Tobi wants to win.
The St. Louis Advertising Awards are like the Oscars for her field,
and Tobi’ is up for its most prestigious prize, Best Overall Ad
Campaign. The competition is always fierce, but this year it’s
killer . . .
Despite her
high hopes, Tobi isn’t exactly shocked when she doesn’t win. But
she is shocked when the winner, Deidre Ryan, takes the stage only to
plummet to her death as a platform suddenly gives way. After the
police discover foul play, Tobi’s Grandpa Stu wastes no time in
nominating suspects. But was Deidre the intended victim—or was
someone else meant to take the fatal fall? Now it’s a race to catch
a killer in the spotlight, before another nominee gets the booby
prize and Tobi gets trapped in a no-win situation.
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is also the author of the Emergency Dessert Squad Mysteries,
including Silence of the Flans and Éclair and Present Danger, and
the national bestselling Amish Mysteries, including A Churn for the
Worse and Suspendered Sentence. Under the pen name, Elizabeth Lynn
Casey, she writes the Southern Sewing Circle Mysteries, including
Wedding Duress and Taken In. She lives in Yorktown Heights, New York,
with her husband and their blended brood. Visit her website at
laurabradford.com.
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The olde White Magick

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
THAT
OLDE WHITE MAGICK
by
Sharon Pape
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Pub
Date: 11/7/2017
 
It’s
time to work her crime-solving magic again . . .
Kailyn
Wilde enjoys running her shop, Abracadabra, in the quaint New York
hamlet of New Camel, where she lives with her six cats. Her family’s
been here for centuries, and she’d like to keep up the tradition.
But the place may never be the same if a big hotel gets built, so she
does her civic duty and attends a town meeting along with her aunt
Tilly . . . and Merlin. Yes, that Merlin—though he gets introduced
to folks as her “distant English cousin.” The wizard is pretty
grumpy about being transported here, but there are things about the
modern world he doesn’t mind—like pizza.
Kailyn
was prepared for a heated debate about the hotel, but she wasn’t
expecting murder. When Tilly finds the body of a board member outside
the schoolhouse, Kailyn doesn’t want any suspicion cast on the
wrong person. She plans to crack this case, even if she has to talk
to every living soul in town—plus a few departed ones . . .
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Sharon
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is the author of the popular Portrait of Crime and Crystal
Shop mystery series. She started writing stories in first grade and
never looked back. She studied French and Spanish literature in
college and went on to teach both languages on the secondary level.
After being diagnosed with and treated for breast cancer in 1992,
Sharon became a Reach to Recovery peer support volunteer for the
American Cancer Society. She went on to become the coordinator of the
program on Long Island. She and her surgeon created a non profit
organization called Lean On Me to provide peer support and
information to newly diagnosed women and men. After turning her
attention back to writing, she has shared her storytelling skills
with thousands of fans. She lives with her husband on Long Island,
New York, near her grown children. She loves reading, writing, and
providing day care for her grand-dogs. Visit her at sharonpape.com.
 
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A Stone’s Throw

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
A
Stone’s Throw
Cobble
Cove Mysteries Book 1
by
Debbie De Louise
Genre:
Cozy Mystery, Romantic Suspense
 
Widowed
librarian Alicia Fairmont needs answers…
After
her husband is killed in a hit and run accident, Alicia travels
upstate to his hometown of Cobble Cove, New York, hoping to locate
his estranged family and shed light on his mysterious past.
Anticipating staying only a weekend, her visit is extended when she
accepts a job at the town’s library.
Secrets
stretch decades into the past… Assisted by handsome newspaper
publisher and aspiring novelist, John McKinney, Alicia discovers a
connection between her absent in-laws and a secret John’s father
has kept for over sixty years. But her investigation is interrupted
when she receives word her house has burned and arson is suspected,
sending her rushing back to Long Island, accompanied by John.
Back
in Cobble Cove, cryptic clues are uncovered…
When
Alicia returns, she finds a strange diary, confiscated letters, and a
digital audio device containing a recording made the day her husband
was killed. Anonymous notes warn Alicia to leave town, but she can’t
turn her back on the mystery—or her attraction to John. As the
pieces begin to fall into place, evidence points to John’s
involvement in her husband’s accident.
The
past and present threaten to collide, and Alicia confronts her fears…
Has she fallen in love with her husband’s killer?
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Between
A Rock and a Hard Place
Cobble
Cove Mysteries Book 2
 
 
Librarian
Alicia McKinney has put the past behind her…
Two
years ago, Alicia discovered both a terrible truth and lasting love
with John McKinney in the small town of Cobble Cove, New York. Now a
busy mother of twin babies and co-author of a mystery series, Alicia
couldn’t be happier.
Alicia’s
contentment and safety are challenged…

Walking
home alone from the library, Alicia senses someone following her, and
on more than one occasion, she believes she is being watched. Does
she have a stalker? When the local gift shop is burglarized, the
troubling event causes unrest among Alicia and the residents of the
quiet town.
John
and Alicia receive an offer they can’t refuse…
When
John’s sister offers to babysit while she and John take a
much-needed vacation in New York City, Alicia is reluctant to leave
her children because of the disturbances in Cobble Cove. John assures
her the town is safe in the hands of Sheriff-elect Ramsay. Although
Alicia’s experience with and dislike of the former Long Island
detective don’t alleviate her concern, she and John take their
trip.
Alicia
faces her worst nightmare…
The
McKinneys’ vacation is cut short when they learn their babies have
been kidnapped and John’s sister shot. Alicia and John’s
situation puts them between a rock and a hard place when the main
suspect is found dead before the ransom is paid. In order to save
their children, the McKinneys race against the clock to solve a
mystery more puzzling than those found in their own books. Can they
do it before time runs out?
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Coming
Soon!
Written
In Stone
Cobble
Cove Mysteries Book 3
Alicia McKinney is confused . . . .

Was the strange email her husband received from the fictional
detective in their mystery series a threat? Did the killer mistake
the woman shot in the library for Alicia or the victim’s twin
sister?

Cat vs. Dog . . .

After Sneaky goes missing from the library, will he turn up before a
young girl becomes ill with worry over his disappearance? And will
he return in time to outsmart Fido by being first to find the
perpetrator’s smoking gun?

Alicia is worried . . .

While waiting for the killer’s next move, Alicia has other concerns.
An old flame of John’s is in town and her friend, Gilly, has adopted
the role of Miss Marple to aid her sheriff boyfriend in his
investigation.

When all clues point to one of her co-workers, Alicia joins Gilly in
searching for the answers to the mystery.

Will they survive . . . .

 

 


or is their ending written in stone?
 
Debbie
De Louise is an award-winning author and a reference librarian at a
public library on Long Island. She is a member of Sisters-in-Crime,
International Thriller Writers, and the Cat Writer’s Association.
She has a BA in English and an MLS in Library Science from Long
Island University. Her three published novels include Cloudy Rainbow,
A Stone’s Throw, and Between a Rock and a Hard Place (Solstice
Publishing, 2016) that has been on the Amazon bestseller list for
cozy mysteries. Debbie has also written articles and short stories
for several anthologies of various genres. Her third Cobble Cove
mystery, Written in Stone, will be published Spring, 2017. She lives
on Long Island with her husband, daughter, and two cats.
 
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Penderghast Puzzle Protectors… Really?

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

From the Author, Julie Seedorf

Writing a new series was very scary for me. I found myself deeply caring about the characters in my Fuchsia Minnesota Series. A writer has to care about her characters. Writing the Brilliant Minnesota series I wanted to bring some of the quirkiness of my Fuchsia characters to my Brilliant Minnesota characters but I had to be careful and make sure I gave them different traits. As I immersed myself in my writing I got the feel  for my characters lives. They told me who they were going to be and they came alive in my heart and my mind.

I like silly. It takes me away from the real word and I hope my readers do to. I hope they come to know and care about the Brilliant Minnesota characters as their lives develop in the books that follow.

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