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Blog Tour & Review: The Ghost and the Stolen Tears by Cleo Coyle

Blog Tour & Review: The Ghost and the Stolen Tears by Cleo Coyle

The Ghost and the Stolen Tears by Cleo Coyle Series: Haunted Bookshop Mystery #8 Published by Berkley Books on October 4th, 2022 Genres: Cozy Mystery Pages: 336 Format: ARC Source: Great Escapes Tours Buy on Amazon Goodreads With the help of her gumshoe ghost, bookshop owner Penelope Thornton-McClure sets out to clear an innocent woman of a shocking crime in this all-new entry in the “utterly charming” (Mystery Scene) Haunted Bookshop Mysteries from New York Times bestselling author Cleo Coyle. Norma is a modern-day nomad. Living out of her van and teardrop trailer, she revels in self-reliance, solitude, and reading in the glorious peace of nature. Jovial, wise, and scrupulously honest, she’s become an uplifting presence in the little town of Quindicott, Rhode Island, where bookseller Pen is thankful to have her part-time help. But it’s Norma’s other job, working as a housekeeper at the Finch Inn, that gets her into terrible trouble. Norma is accused of stealing jewels from a guest’s room: the legendary Valentino Teardrops, an antique necklace and earring set, inherited by a young socialite. Pen doesn’t believe Norma is guilty of the crime—though the evidence is distressingly strong. And when the spirited Norma vanishes before her […]

Posted October 31, 2022
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Giblet & Belle, The Case of The One Still Too Many by Robert S. Lay

Giblet & Belle, The Case of The One Still Too Many by Robert S. Lay

The Case of the One Still Too Many by Robert Lay Series: Giblet & Belle #2 on September 13th, 2022 Genres: Cozy Mystery Pages: 248 Format: ARC Source: Reedsy Discovery Buy on Amazon Goodreads Giblet & Belle are back, and this time the crime is personal… The family is taking a working vacation to the beautiful little mountain town of Busby, West Virginia. But this town holds dark secrets that some will kill to keep. Soon Belle, Giblet, and the rest of the animals are up to their whiskers in murder, moonshine, and a decade-old secret that involves one of their own. However, Belle and her mentor, Mittens, are no ordinary cats; they are highly trained Protectors, an ancient secret society helping humanity for thousands of years, always working from the shadows, with only a handful of humans who know about them. Will Giblet & Belle sort out the clues in time to prevent another murder and bring justice? “Wherever there are humans and cats, there are Protectors. Protectors, the ancient secret order of cats that have watched over and defended humans and their settlements for thousands of years, mostly without people realizing. In One Still Too Many, Giblet & […]

Posted October 29, 2022
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Blog Tour & Author Guest Post: Too Much to Candle by Sarah E. Burr

Blog Tour & Author Guest Post: Too Much to Candle by Sarah E. Burr

Too Much to Candle by Sarah E. Burr Series: Glenmyre Whim Mysteries #2 Published by Independently Published on October 13th, 2022 Genres: Cozy Mystery Pages: 251 Format: ARC Source: Great Escapes Tours Buy on Amazon Goodreads Candlemaker Hazel Wickbury sets out again to bring the truth to light. Iggy Alewell, Hazel Wickbury’s friend and candle shop assistant, is eager to purchase his own home with the advance from his first big book deal. Iggy is on the hunt for something with character, so what could be better than the old Cragmire house that’s rumored to have buried treasure somewhere on its property? Hazel is thrilled her friend has found success, but things in Crucible take a nasty turn when another potential buyer for the Cragmire house goes missing. He was last seen taking a boat out on Lake Glenmyre, and when the rental is found empty, it’s clear to police that foul play is involved. What’s worse is that Iggy becomes the prime suspect in the man’s disappearance, and Detective Holden Whitfield’s thorny, new partner is certain Iggy is guilty. To clear Iggy from suspicion and dispel the darkness penetrating their beloved town, Hazel and her Aunt Poppy team up […]

Posted October 20, 2022
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Bells, Tails & Murder by Kathy Manos Penn

Bells, Tails & Murder by Kathy Manos Penn

Bells, Tails & Murder by Kathy Manos Penn Series: A Dickens & Christie Mystery #1 on February 6th, 2020 Genres: Cozy Mystery Pages: 252 Format: eBook Source: My Kindle Buy on Amazon Goodreads Do you like heroines who’ve lived a little? Who’ve suffered life’s ups and downs but kept on trucking? Then you’ll love Leta Parker and her new friends in the Cotswold village of Astonbury. When tragedy strikes Leta Parker’s life, the successful banker and closet sleuth chases a lifelong dream to retire to England. Leaving her friends and neighbors in Atlanta, she settles into Astonbury with her talkative dog and cat, Dickens and Christie. Picture her driving a refurbished London taxi to the bookshop and the tearoom, enjoying leisurely walks with Dickens the dog, and sipping coffee in the garden with Christie, her sassy cat. When Leta stumbles across the dead body of a new acquaintance, her inner Nancy Drew comes out. Before you know it, she’s enlisted the help of Wendy, a retired English teacher friend—and even Wendy’s elderly mum. Two whipsmart retirees, one spunky senior citizen, and a feisty dog and cat are on the case! Who better to unearth clues from their friends in the […]

Posted October 10, 2022
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Ma Tutt’s Donut Hut by Lyndon Perry

Ma Tutt’s Donut Hut by Lyndon Perry

Ma Tutt’s Donut Hut by Lyn Perry Series: Mack the Magical Cat Mystery #1 on July 1st, 2014 Genres: Cozy Mystery Pages: 105 Format: eBook Source: Author’s Copy Buy on Amazon Goodreads A Curious Cozy with a Magical Cat! Dolly Tutt has just opened her own bakery in the small mountain community of Sugar Pine Station. But the Creamy Pie franchise across the street is giving her fits. Her business is dying. She needs a miracle or she’ll be forced to close. Fortunately, Mack, a mysterious tabby that came with the doughnut shop, lends a paw by pointing Dolly to a magical ingredient that definitely puts the spice back in her life and rejuvenates the Donut Hut. Unfortunately, it also unleashes as series of catastrophes that may end up destroying her business once and for all. This short novel of about 100 pages is a complete adventure but contains four tales within the larger gentle mystery. Think of it in terms of a four episode mini-series with each story complete unto itself but all add up to a satisfying conclusion. I think it’s time to start describing books as famous idioms. Ma Tutt’s Donut Hut can easily be described as Sugar and Spice […]

Posted September 5, 2022
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Fire & Ice by B.T. Polcari

Fire & Ice by B.T. Polcari

Fire & Ice by B.T. Polcari Series: Mauzzy & Me #2 on August 15th, 2022 Genres: Cozy Mystery Pages: 352 Format: ARC Source: Netgalley Buy on Amazon Goodreads After encountering a brief power outage at work, college student Sara Donovan might be allowing her imagination to run wild. The main vault in the Carlton Museum holds the Fire and Ice Exhibit, a collection of rare gems, including the Star of Midnight, a 175-carat diamond. Although all the stones are accounted for, Sara suspects the Star of Midnight was stolen and replaced with a fake. While conducting her own investigation, what Sara uncovers is beyond even her wildest imagination: a coded message, papers with strange characters, and a mysterious set of numbers carved into an office wall. Despite dismissive historians and other experts, she is certain these clues point to a mysterious centuries-old legend. Unfortunately, her colorful history of usually being right, but always being wrong, means she must solve the mystery to prove her theory. What a fun read this was! Truly a gem (no pun intended). I have never heard of the Mauzzy & Me Mystery series and frankly, I’m not a fan of dachshunds, but I am a […]

Posted August 29, 2022
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Gambling with Murder by Lida Sideris

Gambling with Murder by Lida Sideris

Gambling with Murder by Lida Sideris Series: Southern California Mysteries #5 Published by Level Best on March 29th, 2022 Genres: Cozy Mystery Pages: 260 Format: ARC Source: Lola’s Blog Tours Buy on Amazon Goodreads A late-night call is all it takes for rookie lawyer Corrie Locke to kiss her day job at the movie studio goodbye, and do what she does best: flex her sweet P.I. skills and go undercover to find a senior who’s missing from a posh retirement community. One small stumbling block: skirting past security to gain inside access to the exclusive Villa Sunset. Time to call in the heavy artillery. Besides former security guard turned legal assistant—now wannabe P.I.—Veera, Corrie relies on a secret weapon: her mother, a surprisingly eager addition to Corrie’s team. Armed with enough pepper spray to take down a band of Navy Seals, Mom impersonates a senior to infiltrate the Villa, Corrie, and Veera in tow. Turns out the job’s not as easy as they’d thought. These seniors have tricks tucked up their sleeves and aren’t afraid of using them. The action gets dicey when the missing senior case turns into attempted murder by a criminal mind who’s always one step ahead. […]

Posted August 8, 2022
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Shifting and Shenanigans by Elizabeth Pantley

Shifting and Shenanigans by Elizabeth Pantley

Shifting and Shenanigans by Elizabeth Pantley Series: Magical Mystery Book Club #1 Published by Better Beginnings Inc on July 15th 2022 Genres: Cozy Mystery Pages: 210 Format: ARC Source: Author’s Copy Buy on Amazon Goodreads Paige and her adventurous Aunt Glo inherit a country inn from eccentric GeeGee. They pack up and hit the road, arriving at the charming place they both loved since childhood. Finally! They can get into the secret room in the basement that GeeGee kept locked! They discover it’s a wonderful library filled to the brim with mystery books. But more than the room was a secret – it’s a magical place that houses enchanted books. Paige and Glo find themselves smack-dab in the middle of a murder mystery, along with a motley group of book club friends. The club will need to work together to solve the case in order to get out of the book and back to their home. Greetings you guys! Oh we are so thrilled to share the first instalment of our favorite feline author in the whole wide world’s brand new series. Jeezzz, that sentence might be a bit long and without any punctuation marks. As long as you can […]

Posted July 15, 2022
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Old Bones and Ice Cream Cones by Elizabeth Pantley

Old Bones and Ice Cream Cones by Elizabeth Pantley

Old Bones and Ice Cream Cones by Elizabeth Pantley Series: Destiny Falls Mystery & Magic #6 on May 20th, 2022 Genres: Cozy Mystery Pages: 350 Format: ARC Source: Author’s Copy Buy on Amazon Goodreads Old Bones and Ice Cream Cones follows the series format of combining two stories that blend into one. A murder mystery and the island mystery. The Island Mystery: Hayden’s boyfriend Han is missing. But she swears she saw him zoom by in his car. She’d thought it was a surprise, and that he was home early from his secret service case. She was wrong. The surprise is that his signal isn’t pinging, and no one knows where he is. There appears to be black magic behind his disappearance. Can they learn who’s responsible and bring Han safely home? The Murder Mystery: A pile of old bones is found in an ancient fishing boat. They could be tied to the disappearance of two young women years ago, back when many of the Destiny Falls people where in high school. Many of the citizens had bad history with the students. Do the bones belong to them, and what happened? Were they murdered? And could the murderer be living […]

Posted June 4, 2022
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A Collection of Secrets by Brook Peterson

A Collection of Secrets by Brook Peterson

A Collection of Secrets by Brook Peterson Series: Jericho Falls Cozy Mysteries #2 on January 14th 2022 Genres: Cozy Mystery Pages: 268 Format: ARC Source: Author’s Copy Buy on Amazon Goodreads Chloe Martin is finally feeling at home again in Jericho Falls, NV. No one is staring anymore or asking how she’s handling being back in town after so many years away. But troubling information surfaces about Police Chief Garner that makes Chloe question everything. And when there’s another suspicious death in town, Chloe finds that a collection of secrets might hold the information she needs to solve another mystery in the quaint turn-of-the-century town she now calls home. A Collection of Secrets picks up where book one, A History of Murder, left off. If you love mysteries set in small towns, with cute sidekick pets and a bit of romance, the Jericho Falls Cozy Mysteries are for you. A good cozy mystery, starts with a death in the first chapter. A great cozy mystery, makes sure there’s something fishy about it. If it’s quite literally fishy, even better. Welcome back to Jericho Falls! Yes, we will continue exactly where we ended off last time in A History of Murder. […]

Posted April 2, 2022
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