Posts Tagged ‘cozy mystery’

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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Laura Bradford
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
Pape
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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Sneaky(the library cat in the book has his own blog too!)
 
 

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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A Grave Matter is a Lady Darby Mystery

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

From the national bestselling author of A Grave Matter comes the latest riveting mystery featuring a most “unusual and romantic” (Judith Rock) sleuth…

The author:

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The book: 
Scotland, 1831. After a tumultuous courtship complicated by three deadly inquiries, Lady Kiera Darby is thrilled to have found both an investigative partner and a fiancé in Sebastian Gage. But with her well-meaning—and very pregnant—sister planning on making their wedding the event of the season, Kiera could use a respite from the impending madness.

Commissioned to paint the portrait of Lady Drummond, Kiera is saddened when (more…)

The mysterious doll mystery

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015
The Mysterious Doll: Amelia Moore Detective Series by Linda Weaver Clarke
Amelia Moore, the founder of the Moore Detective Agency, specializes in missing persons. Her cases have taken her to some very interesting places and put her in some dangerous situations, but she always solves the case. With the help of her partner, Rick Bonito, the business is flourishing.
Mysterious Doll web
Pauline Jones is confused why her boyfriend (more…)

THE BALI MYSTERY, Amelia Moore Detective Series Book 1 by Linda Weaver Clarke

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

Amelia Moore, the founder of the Moore Detective Agency, specializes in missing persons. Her cases have taken her to some very interesting places and put her in some dangerous situations, but she always solves the case. With the help of Rick Bonito, her sometime partner, her business is flourishing. When Mrs. Brody hires Amelia and Rick to find her missing brother, they find themselves in Bali, Indonesia. They are mystified why her brother quit his job, put his home up for sale, and ran off to this mysterious and exotic island without telling a soul. (more…)

Interview of an LDS Mystery author Loraine Scott

Saturday, May 18th, 2013

Lorraine, what does your day look like?

My typical writing day is squeezed in between all the other aspects of my life.  Several years ago, I had all the time I wanted to write and gladly, I took advantage of that luxury. Sadly, that time has passed and now, like most women, I shove my precious creative thoughts behind more serious demands. Hopefully, I will soon be back with oodles of time where I can sit for several hours at a time and write away the stories that dwell in my head. Who else but a writer (more…)