Friday, January 20, 2017

Coming Soon- Murder Wears White by Stephanie Blackmoore

Happy Friday! Coming to bookstores and e-readers on January 31st. Book two in the Wedding Planner Mystery Series by Stephanie Blackmoore. Murder Wears White.

Series: A Wedding Planner Mystery (Book 2)
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Kensington (January 31, 2017)
Language: English

Mallory Shepard’s wedding planning business is off to a shaky start when a member of the bridal family drops dead at a food tasting . . .

Mallory hopes to unveil her new B&B just in time for her first ceremony as a wedding planner. The renovations to Thistle Park—the mansion she inherited in small-town Port Quincy, Pennsylvania—are almost complete. But what Mallory didn’t plan on is the bride’s aunt being poisoned at the wedding tasting and her perfect venue becoming a crime scene.

Adding to the mystery is the discovery that this is not the first murder in the bridal family, and as Mallory becomes engaged in her own investigation she learns the man convicted of the crime may not be guilty. Now she has two crimes to solve before the bride walks down the aisle—but a killer has other plans to ensure that Mallory forever holds her peace . . .

About the Author:

A native Pittsburgher, Stephanie now lives in Missouri with her husband, son and two spirited cats. She was an attorney and a librarian before becoming a writer. Stephanie is a fan of snow, strawberry-rhubarb pie, and the color yellow. She is hard at work on her next novel.

To find out more about Stephanie and her books visit her website: 

Monday, January 16, 2017

First in Series- Flipped for Murder by Maddie Day

Happy Monday! This week's First in a Series is Flipped for Murder ( A Country Store Mystery) by Maddie Day. Released on October 27th 2015.

Series: A Country Store Mystery (Book 1)
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Kensington (October 27, 2015)
Language: English

About the book:

In this freshly baked series, author Maddie Day lifts the lid on a small town in southern Indiana, where a newcomer is cooking up a new start--until a murderer muddles the recipe...

Nursing a broken heart, Robbie Jordan is trading in her life on the West Coast for the rolling hills of southern Indiana. After paying a visit to her Aunt Adele, she fell in love with the tiny town of South Lick. And when she spots a For Sale sign on a rundown country store, she decides to snap it up and put her skills as a cook and a carpenter to use. Everyone in town shows up for the grand re-opening of Pans ‘n Pancakes, but when the mayor's disagreeable assistant is found dead, Robbie realizes that not all press is good press. With all eyes on her, she'll have to summon her puzzle-solving skills to clear her name, unscramble the town's darkest secrets, and track down a cold-blooded killer--before she's the next to die...

About the Author:

Maddie Day is a talented amateur chef and holds a PhD in linguistics from Indiana University. An Agatha Award-nominated author, she is a member of Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America and also writes award-winning short crime fiction. She lives with her beau and three cats in Massachusetts.

As Edith Maxwell, she write the Local Foods Mysteries (Kensington Publishing) and the Quaker Midwife Mysteries (Midnight Ink).

You can find all Maddie's/Edith's identities at She blogs every week day with the other Wicked Cozy Authors at Look for her as Edith M. Maxwell and Maddie Day on Facebook and @edithmaxwell and @maddiedayauthor on Twitter.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Coming Soon- Scheduled to Death by Mary Feliz

Happy Friday! Hope you get some reading in this weekend! Coming on January 17th to bookstores and e-readers near you, Scheduled to Death by Mary Feliz is book two in the Maggie McDonald Mystery series.

Paperback: 236 pages
Publisher: Lyrical Underground (January 17, 2017)
Language: English

About the book:

Professional organizer Maggie McDonald has a knack for cleaning up other people’s messes. So when the fiancée of her latest client turns up dead, it’s up to her to sort through the untidy list of suspects and identify the real killer.

Maggie McDonald is hoping to raise the profile of her new Orchard View organizing business via her first high-profile client. Professor Lincoln Sinclair may be up for a Nobel Prize, but he’s hopeless when it comes to organizing anything other than his thoughts. For an academic, he’s also amassed more than his share of enemies. When Sinclair’s fiancée is found dead on the floor of his home laboratory—electrocuted in a puddle of water—Maggie takes on the added task of finding the woman’s murderer. To do so, she’ll have to outmaneuver the suspicious, obnoxious police investigator she’s nicknamed “Detective Awful” before a shadowy figure can check off the first item on their personal to-do list—Kill Maggie McDonald.

About the author:

Scheduled to Death will be released in January, 2017. Dead Storage will follow in July, 2017 Additional titles are planned.

Maggie McDonald is a smart woman with leadership skills. Her super power is organizing the lives, closets, and kitchens of others. But like the proverbial shoemaker's children, getting her own life under control is a different story, especially when she stumbles on a dead body. A newcomer, she's determined to adapt to life in her adopted hometown, but she can't do that unless she's sure her family will be safe. And how can they be safe with a murderer running free? Accompanied by her golden retriever Belle, and using every skill in her repertoire, she organizes the clues to a puzzle only she can solve.

The book takes place in a fictionalized compilation of Silicon Valley locales. It is a 'cozy' mystery in the tradition of Agatha Christie. Cozies are a subgenre of traditional mysteries once described as tales in which "someone dies but no one gets hurt."

Find out more about Mary and her books by visiting her website: 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Dead Cold Brew by Cleo Coyle

Happy Wednesday! It's time to get your favorite cup of coffee and Cleo Coyle's newest book in the Coffeehouse mystery series. Dead Cold Brew was released on January 10th and you won't want to miss this one.

Series: A Coffeehouse Mystery (Book 16)
Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Berkley (January 10, 2017)
Language: English

About this book:

From Cleo Coyle, the New York Times bestselling author of Dead to the Last Drop, comes a gripping new entry in the "highly satisfying"* Coffeehouse Mystery series. (*Publishers Weekly)

Coffeehouse manager Clare Cosi sheds tears of joy when her NYPD detective boyfriend surprises her with an engagement ring. But her bridal bliss is put on hold when a chilling mystery brings a wave of deadly danger to those she holds dear...

After everything Clare and Mike have been through, they deserve a little bit of happily ever after. So when Mike decides to put a ring on Clare's finger, Clare's eccentric octogenarian employer is there to help. She donates the perfect coffee-colored diamonds to include in the setting and the name of a world-famous jeweler who happens to be an old family friend. But while the engagement is steeped in perfection, the celebration is not long lived.

First, a grim-faced attorney interrupts their party with a mysterious letter bequeathing a strange, hidden treasure to Clare's daughter. Next, the renowned jeweler who designed Clare's ring is found poisoned in his shop. Both events appear to be connected to a cold case murder involving a sunken ship, an Italian curse, a suspiciously charming jewel thief, and a shocking family secret. With deadly trouble brewing, Clare must track down clues in some of New York's most secret places before an old vendetta starts producing fresh corpses.

With recipes to die for, including how to make cold-brew coffee at home!

About the author:

Cleo Coyle is a pseudonym for Alice Alfonsi, writing in collaboration with her husband, Marc Cerasini. Both are New York Times bestselling authors of the Coffeehouse Mysteries (Dead to the Last Drop, Once Upon a Grind, Billionaire Blend)—now celebrating more than ten years in print. As Alice Kimberly, they also write the nationally bestselling Haunted Bookshop Mysteries. Alice has worked as a journalist in Washington, D.C., and New York, and has written popular fiction for adults and children. A former magazine editor, Marc has authored espionage thrillers and nonfiction for adults and children. Alice and Marc are also bestselling media tie-in writers who have penned properties for Lucasfilm, NBC, Fox, Disney, Imagine, and MGM. They live and work in New York City, where they write independently and together.

Visit their website for more about the books, recipes and fun. 

Monday, January 9, 2017

First in Series- Dead and Breakfast by Kate Kingsbury

Happy Monday! This week's First is a brand new series releasing on January 10th. Dead and Breakfast (A Merry Ghost Inn Mystery series) by Kate Kingsbury.

Series: A Merry Ghost Inn Mystery
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books (January 10, 2017)
Language: English

Melanie West is getting her life back on track after a messy divorce when her grandmother, Liza Harris, asks her to open a B&B with her. Together, Liza and Melanie purchase a purportedly haunted mansion on the Oregon coast and jump right into clearing out the cobwebs. But while attempting to remove wallpaper in an upstairs bedroom, the new B&B owners stumble upon a very real skeleton in their closet.

The police suspect the skeleton is that of the wife of the previous owner of the B&B, but no one in town seems to want to say much about her. As the inn owners try to juggle renovations with their own amateur investigations, their grand opening looms closer and closer--and a friendly ghost in their walls starts playing tricks. But it all comes crashing to a halt when a new body is found stabbed to death on the beach below the inn--the victim chillingly close in resemblance to Melanie herself.

It seems someone doesn't appreciate newcomers prying into the small town's past, and now it's up to Melanie and Liza to get to the bottom of these murders to save their business...and their lives.

Kate grew up in London, England, and at a very early age began telling stories to her school friends while huddling in bomb shelters during the Blitz of WW II. She moved to the U.S. in 1963 and published her first book in 1987. Since then she's written over sixty romance and mystery novels. She lives in Oregon with her husband, Bill. Her "upstairs/downstairs" mysteries appeal to fans of Downton Abbey. The Pennyfoot books are set in Edwardian England, while the Manor House books take place in an English village during WW II. Watch for Kate's brand new series, The Merry Ghost Inn Mysteries, debuting in January 2017, where murders abound at the bed and breakfast inn on the Oregon coast. You can find Kate's website at

Friday, January 6, 2017

Coming Soon- War and Peach by Susan Furlong

Happy Friday! Coming on February 7th. War and Peace by Susan Furlong is book three in the Georgia Peach Mystery series.Are you a fan of the series? Want to win a copy of this book? Leave a comment and email below and one lucky reader will be chosen on February First.

Series: A Georgia Peach Mystery (Book 3)
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Berkley (February 7, 2017)
Language: English

The author of Rest in Peach serves up another bite of Southern charm in the latest Georgia Peach mystery.

Nola Mae Harper is too busy restocking the jars of preserves and chutney flying off the shelves of her shop, Peachy Keen, to keep up with all the gossip about the upcoming mayoral election, but she does know the debate is sure to be a real barn burner.

Local farmer Clem Rogers claims he has a bombshell that could take small business owner Margie Price out of the running. But before Clem can reveal his juicy secret at the debate, his actual barn goes up in flames—with him inside of it. The town casts its vote against Margie, but Nola isn’t convinced the hardworking woman is capable of murder. Now to clear Margie's name Nola will have to work fast under pressure, before Margie gets taken in by the fuzz...


About the author:

Susan Furlong the author of the Georgia Peach Mystery series and the forthcoming dark suspense novel, SPLINTERED SILENCE, the first book of Bone Gap Travellers Mysteries. She also contributes to the New York Times bestselling Novel Idea Mysteries under the pen name Lucy Arlington. She has worked as a freelance writer, academic writer, ghost writer, translator, high-school language arts teacher, and martial arts instructor. Raised in North Dakota, she graduated from Montana State University with a double major in French and Spanish. She and her family live in central Illinois. Visit her on Facebook or at

Monday, January 2, 2017

First in Series-Murder at the House of Rooster Happiness by David Casarett

Happy New Year! This week's First in a Series is a new to me book as well as author. Murder at the House of Rooster Happiness(Ethical Chiang Mai Detective Agency) by David Casarett!! Released on September 13,2016.

Series: Ethical Chiang Mai Detective Agency (Book 1)
Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Redhook (September 13, 2016)
Language: English

Meet Ladarat Patalung - the first and only nurse detective in Thailand.

Two nights ago, a young woman brought her husband into the emergency room of the Sriphat Hospital in Thailand, where he passed away. A guard thinks she remembers her coming in before, but with a different husband - one who also died.

Ladarat Patalung, for one, would have been happier without a serial murderer-if there is one -- loose in her hospital. Then again, she never expected to be a detective in the first place.

And now, Ladarat has no choice but to investigate...

The first novel in a captivating new series by David Casarett, M.D.

David Casarett MD MA is a palliative care physician and health services researcher whose work focuses on improving systems of care for people with serious, life-threatening illnesses. He is a tenured Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, the author of more than 100 scientific articles, and a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor given by the US government to researchers in the early stages of their careers. He is also the author of three non-fiction books, the most recent of which was Stoned: A Doctor’s Case for Medical Marijuana, published in 2015 by Penguin Random House. His first novel, The Ethical Chiang Mai Detective Agency, will be published in January, 2016.

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