Saturday, July 30, 2016

Non- Cozy Mystery- Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling

Happy Saturday! Today's Non-Cozy Mystery will make Harry Potter fans happy! Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling.


Series: Harry Potter (Book 8)
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books; Special Rehearsal ed. edition (July 31, 2016)
Language: English

The Eighth Story. Nineteen Years Later.

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London’s West End on July 30, 2016.

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.

While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

About the Author

J.K. Rowling is the author of the seven Harry Potter novels, which have sold over 450 million copies and have been translated into 79 languages, and three companion books originally published for charity. She is also the author of The Casual Vacancy, a novel for adults published in 2012, and, under the pseudonym of Robert Galbraith, is the author of the Cormoran Strike crime series. J.K. Rowling is making her screenwriting debut and is a producer on the film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a further extension of the Wizarding World, due for release in November 2016.

Jack Thorne writes for theatre, film, television and radio. His theatre credits include Hope and Let The Right One In, both directed by John Tiffany, The Solid Life of Sugarwater for the Graeae Theatre Company, Bunny for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Stacy for the Trafalgar Studios, 2nd May 1997 and When You Cure Me for the Bush. His adaptations include The Physicists for the Donmar Warehouse and Stuart: A Life Backwards for Hightide. On film his credits include War Book, A Long Way Down and The Scouting Book for Boys. For television his credits include The Last Panthers, Don’t Take My Baby, This Is England, The Fades, Glue and Cast-Offs and the upcoming National Treasure. In 2012 he won BAFTAs for best series (The Fades) and best serial (This Is England 88).

John Tiffany directed Once for which he was the recipient of multiple awards both in the West End and on Broadway. As Associate Director of the Royal Court, his work includes The Twits, Hope and The Pass. He was the director of Let The Right One In for the National Theatre of Scotland, which transferred to the Royal Court, West End and St. Ann’s Warehouse. His other work for the National Theatre of Scotland includes Macbeth (also Broadway), Enquirer, The Missing, Peter Pan, The House of Bernarda Alba, Transform Caithness: Hunter, Be Near Me, Nobody Will Ever Forgive Us, The Bacchae, Black Watch, for which he won the Olivier and Critics’ Circle Best Director Awards, Elizabeth Gordon Quinn and Home: Glasgow. Other recent credits include The Glass Menagerie at A.R.T. and on Broadway and The Ambassador at BAM. Tiffany was Associate Director of the National Theatre of Scotland from 2005 to 2012, and was a Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard University in the 2010-2011 academic year.

Get this book at bookstores near you ! 

Friday, July 29, 2016

What's New? Knit Your Own Murder by Monica Ferris

What's new? Happy Friday! Here is what is new and coming to a book store near you on August 2nd. Knit Your Own Murder by Monica Ferris.

Series: A Needlecraft Mystery (Book 19)
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Berkley (August 2, 2016)
Language: English

In the USA Today bestselling Needlecraft Mysteries, Betsy Devonshire has her hands tied between running her needlework shop and turning her sharp eye for deduction to solving crimes…

The Monday Bunch and other local knitters are participating in a fund-raising auction to save a community center, creating a growing pile of stuffed animals and toys right in front of the auctioneers as the audience bids. Among those contributing the most knitted goods is temperamental businesswoman Maddy Hanover—who keels over halfway through the event After she is pronounced DOA, an autopsy reveals that Maddy had been poisoned. But how? And by whom? One of the prime suspects is her ruthless business rival Joe Mickels, who lost a bitterly contested property bid to Maddy.

When Mickels pleads his innocence to Betsy, she reluctantly believes him. But if Betsy is going to uncover the real murderer’s identity, she must first untangle the knots Maddy made in her relationships throughout her life…

About the Author

Monica Ferris is the USA Today bestselling author of the Needlecraft Mysteries (Darned If You Do, The Drowning Spool) as well as several mystery series under various pseudonyms. She lives in Minnesota.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Book Spotlight- Book Shots

Today I am spotlighting something new to me and maybe to you as well. Book Shots!! Have you read any of them? Are you a fan of James Patterson's book? Now you can read some of them in book shot form. Welcome to BookShots by James Patterson. Life moves fast—books should too. Pulse-pounding thrillers under $5 and 150 pages or less. Impossible to put down.

BOOKSHOTS are all-new, original stories that feature a complete, cinematic storytelling experience in 150 pages. Characters include favorites like Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, and the Women’s Murder Club. For readers with busy schedules, BOOKSHOTS is the answer. Available for pre-order now.

BookShots features a website and mobile apps available on iOS and Android, that let readers discover, purchase, and read BookShots ebooks and audiobooks across all is operated by Hachette Book Group, Inc., The Random House Group Ltd and Penguin Books Ltd and powered by REAAAD, Inc., through the Glose Platform (

You can find Bookshots at Libraries, on electronic devices and at book stores as well.

Check out James Patterson's website for more about these books.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Book Spotlight- Lowcountry Book Club by Susan M.Boyer

I am excited to feature Lowcountry Book Club by Susan M. Boyer as today's Book Spotlight. Released on July 5th, if you haven't read this one or this series, I highly recommend it.

Series: A Liz Talbot Mystery
Paperback: 268 pages
Publisher: Henery Press (July 5, 2016)
Language: English

USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR and AGATHA AWARD-WINNING SERIES “Boyer delivers a beach read filled with quirky, endearing characters and a masterfully layered mystery, all set in the lush lowcountry. Don’t miss this one!” – Mary Alice Monroe,

New York Times Bestselling Author of A Lowcountry Wedding “Boyer writes with humor, grace, and Southern grit in this charmer of a Carolina tale.” – Gretchen Archer, USA Today Bestselling Author of Double Knot

“The authentically Southern Boyer writes with heart, insight, and a deep understanding of human nature.” – Hank Phillippi Ryan,

Agatha Award-Winning Author of What You See “Boyer deftly shapes characters with just enough idiosyncrasies without succumbing to clich├ęs while infusing her lighthearted plot with an insightful look at families.” – Oline Cogdill,

South Florida Sun Sentinel Somebody pushed Shelby Poinsett out her second-floor library window and it wasn’t her husband. At least that’s what Charleston’s most prestigious law firm wants Liz Talbot to prove. Liz must run the spectrum of Southern society, from the local homeless shelter where Shelby volunteered to the one-hundred-year-old book club where Charleston’s genteel ladies are dying to join, to bring a killer to justice.

Related subjects include: women sleuths, private investigator mystery series, cozy mysteries, murder mysteries, whodunit mysteries (whodunnit),

book club recommendations, Southern fiction, Southern humor, Southern living. Books in the Liz Talbot Mystery Series: • LOWCOUNTRY BOIL (#1) • LOWCOUNTRY BOMBSHELL (#2) • LOWCOUNTRY BONEYARD (#3) • LOWCOUNTRY BORDELLO (#4) • LOWCOUNTRY BOOK CLUB (#5) Part of the Henery Press Mystery Series Collection, if you like one, you'll probably like them all… 

Visit Susan at her website:

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Author Spotlight- Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli

Happy Tuesday! Today's author spotlight goes out to Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli. Elizabeth is the author of a new series called A Most Curious Murder. Elizabeth also writes as Elizabeth Lee. She also writes the Emily Kincaid series. Check them all out for many hours of great reading.

Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli (aka Elizabeth Lee) is a Michigan based novelist whose 12th book is due out in 2016. She teaches fiction writing at Northern Michigan College and has written for the NORTHERN EXPRESS, the ROMEO OBSERVER, the DETROIT NEWS, and the RECORD-EAGLE. She is a member of the Author’s Guild, International Association of crime Writers, Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers’ of America, Michigan Writers, and Detroit Working Writers and has three mystery series out, or about to be published.

In the Emily Kincaid series her novel DEAD DOGS AND ENGLISHMEN was chosen one of the best mysteries of 2012 by Kirkus Reviews. A new series (written as Elizabeth Lee) is now out with the third: NUTS AND BURIED (based in Texas) to be published this November from Berkley Publishers. Another series, beginning with A MOST CURIOUS MURDER, (Crooked Lane Publishers) will be out in July, 2016, with the second: DEATH OF A SAD POET, scheduled later in the year.

Stop by Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli's website for more about her and her upcoming books. 

Monday, July 25, 2016

First in A Series- A Most Curious Murder by Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli

Happy Monday! This week's first is a series is A Most Curious Murder by Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli. Released on July 12th. You won't want to miss a single page of this read.

Series: A Little Library Mystery
Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books (July 12, 2016)
Language: English

Jenny Weston moves home to Bear Falls, Michigan, to nurse her bruised ego back to health after a bitter divorce. But the idyllic vision of her charming hometown crumbles when her mother's Little Library is destroyed.

The next-door neighbor, Zoe Zola, a little person and Lewis Carroll enthusiast, suspects local curmudgeon Adam Cane, but when he's found dead in Zoe's fairy garden, all roads lead back to her. Jenny, however, believes Zoe is innocent, so the two women team up to find the true culprit, investigating the richest family in Bear Falls, interrogating a few odd townspeople, and delving into long, hidden transgressions--until Adam Cane isn't the only body in town, and they have an even bigger mystery to solve.

Inspired by Alice in Wonderland, Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli's quaint and compelling series debut A Most Curious Murder will delight cozy mystery readers.

Praise for A Most Curious Murder: "Fans of [Lewis] Carroll will delight in Zoe's flights of fancy, and the northern Michigan setting in all its splendor is a entertaining series with a quirky premise and captivating characters." --Library Journal

"This quirky, clever cozy series launch...[is] hard to resist." --Publishers Weekly

“Quirky main characters, lyrical dialogue and a story sure to appeal to bookworms as well as cozy mystery fans are all elements that give this novel a distinctive voice. A clever mystery and intriguing supporting cast round out the mix.” --RT Book Reviews, four star review

"An enchanting mystery with a delightful cast of characters and snappy dialogue. Book lovers are in for a real treat." --Hannah Reed, national bestselling author of the Scottish Highlands mysteries. 

Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli is a writer who writes -- constantly.
She is a book reviewer with the alternative newspaper, The Northern Express, in Traverse City, Michigan. Her short stories have appeared in many journals. She has had essays turned into stage pieces and performed, and read on Michigan Public Radio.
She teaches creative writing at Northwest Michigan College and was recently on the panel choosing Michigan Notable Books for the Michigan State Library. She has been given a grant by the Michigan Council for the Arts, for a book of essays on northern living, and appeared at writers conferences around the country.
She is a member of the Author’s Guild, Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, Michigan Writers, and Detroit Working Writers.
Her first mystery novel, Gift of Evil, was published by Bantam. Her novels Dead Dancing Women; Dead Floating Lovers; Dead Sleeping Shaman; Dead Dogs and Englishmen from Midnight Ink, are in bookstores now.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Weekly Wrap Up# 30

Happy Sunday! I hope you all had a great week. Here is what happened:

July 18th- First in Series- Toasting Up Trouble by Linda Wiken
July 19th- Author Spotlight- Linda Wiken
July 20th- Guess the Mystery- Jenny Kales
July 21st - Book Spotlight -The Cat, The Collector and the Killer by Leann Sweeney
July 22nd - Blog Tour- Address to Die for by Mary Feliz
July 23rd- Non-Cozy Mystery- The Games by James Patterson

Coming this week:

July 25th- First in a Series- A Most Curious Murder by Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli
July 26th- Author Spotlight- Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli
July 27th- Book Spotlight- Lowcountry Book Club by Susan M. Boyer
July 28th - Book Spotlight- Sleuthing for a Living by Jennifer L. Hart
July 29th- What's New? Knit your Own Murder by Monica Ferris
July 30th - Non- Cozy Mystery- Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K.Rowling