Monday, September 18, 2017

Whispers of Warning (A Change of Fortune Mystery) by Jessica Estevao

The first thought I had when I read Whispers of Warning (A Change of Fortune Mystery) by Jessica Estevao was, how on earth did I miss the first part? The first thing I did after finishing reading it was grab a copy of part one. I really love anything that hints at paranormal, so when I saw that this had that theme I grew excited. I was so happy that once I started I realized I was in for so much more than just a theme. The tone is perfect for the time frame it is set in, a setting that is richly detailed and easy to imagine. I would stay at the hotel! The characters are awesome and well rounded. I felt a connection with several and am truly excited to see where this series goes. You can grab part one now, and pre-order this part, which will be available tomorrow!

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From the back of the book:

Ruby Proulx’s new life in Orchard Beach, Maine, faces some sinister complications in the next Change of Fortune Mystery by Jessica Estevao…

Free from the clutches of her con artist father, Ruby Proulx is starting to settle in at the Belden, her aunt Honoria’s seaside hotel. She loves finally being rooted in one place and also feels a sense of purpose as she helps Honoria keep her business afloat by acting as a psychic medium for the hotel’s metaphysically inclined guests.

When one of the guests, renowned Spiritualist and outspoken suffragist Sophronia Foster Eldridge, checks into the hotel for a monthlong stay, Ruby finds her sense of purpose expands outside the confines of home and family. Sophronia takes Ruby under her wing and mentors her in the mediumistic abilities, encouraging her to fight for women’s rights. 

But not everyone is as happy with Sophronia’s appearance in Old Orchard. When a dangerous act of sabotage is carried out and a body is found floating in the pool of a local bathhouse, Ruby takes it upon herself to find answers— and in the process learns that her new friend has been hiding some deadly secrets of her own…

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Winter's Child (A Wind River Mystery 20) by Margaret Coel

I have to say it it with a heavy heart that I tell you it is my understanding that this is the last part in this series. There is a reason it has been so long lived. I mean really, twenty fabulous parts, and they are all fabulous. I love the settings, the characters and the mystery never fails to engage me. I read this one as slowly as I could, though if I am honest, it wasn't very slow, because the story was a page turner as usual. If you haven't started this series, I recommend them all. This part has just released in a mass market paperback, a format I adore.

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From the back of the book:

Margaret Coel’s New York Times bestselling series continues as Arapaho attorney Vicky Holden and Father John O’Malley discover that a centuries-old mystery is tied to a modern-day crime on the Wind River Reservation…

In the midst of a blizzard, Myra and Eldon Little Shield found an abandoned baby on their doorstep and brought her inside. Five years later, no one has come back to claim the little girl now known as Mary Anne Little Shield. But now that she’s old enough to start school, her foster parents fear social services will take her—a white child—away from them.

Determined to adopt Mary Anne, the Little Shields hire lawyer Clint Hopkins, who wants Vicky as cocounsel on the case. But before their meeting can take place, a black truck deliberately runs Hopkins down in the street.

Enlisting Father John to help investigate who would kill to stop the child’s adoption, Vicky unravels a connection between the five-year-old girl and a missing alcoholic Arapaho wanted for robbery—only to uncover one of the darkest secrets in Wind River’s history…

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Pudding Up With Murder (An Undercover Dish Mystery 3) by Julia Buckley

I'll never forget the first time I saw the awesome concept of the Undercover Dish Mystery series. I'm not a great cook, so I could easily use a service like that. At any rate, the newest part, Pudding Up With Murder, was such  a joy to read. Lilah has a real hard mystery on her hands when the patriarch or a very strange family dies mysteriously. I really loved the family members, though not all were lovable they were all certainly unique. I also thoroughly enjoyed puzzling over the mystery.

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From the back of the book:

Secret chef Lilah Drake has a killer casserole to deal with in the latest Undercover Dish mystery from the author of Cheddar Off Dead....

Customers trust Lilah Drake to keep her mouthwatering meals under wraps, but when a millionaire meets his untimely end, some sinister secrets become the main course. . . .

Spring is right around the corner, and with the warmer temperatures come plenty of food requests from Lilah Drake's covered-dish clients. Lilah pulls out all the stops with a sweet new casserole for the birthday party of Marcus Cantwell, a wealthy curmudgeon who has some angry ex-wives and more than a few enemies.

When he's found facedown in Lilah's casserole, it's anyone's guess as to who might have wanted the old man dead. A possible new heir to Marcus’s fortune adds some unexpected spice to the investigation, but Lilah fears that the old adage is true, and "the proof is in the pudding.

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

A Tale of Two Kitties (Magical Cats 9) by Sofie Kelly

I love cats. magic, and cozies. I've been enamored with the magical Cats series since the first time I entered it, albeit late, I've since caught up and now wait eagerly for each new part. Imagine how delighted I was to see A Tale of Two Kitties in a gorgeous hardback! The excitement carried as I cracked it opened and sunk into another tale with Hercules, Owen, and Kathleen. This installment had a lot going on and we were given some history of loves and losses in the past in Mayville Heights. It was a fascinating read that kept me thinking and solving to the very end. My only regret is that I've read it too fast and now I have to start my wait for the next part. I do hope the wait won't be too long.

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From the back of the book:

In this charming mystery from the bestselling author of Paws and Effect, two magical cats have powers of detection that prove indispensable to librarian Kathleen Paulson…

With a well-placed paw on a keyboard or a pointed stare, Kathleen’s two cats, Hercules and Owen, have helped her to solve cases in the past—so she has learned to trust their instincts. But she will need to rely on them more than ever when a twenty-year-old scandal leads to murder…

The arrival of the Janes brothers has the little town of Mayville Heights buzzing. Everyone of a certain age remembers when Victor had an affair with Leo’s wife, who then died in a car accident.

Now it seems the brothers are trying to reconcile, until Kathleen finds Leo dead. The police set their sights on Leo’s son and Kathleen’s good friend Simon, who doesn’t have much of an alibi. To prove her friend innocent, Kathleen will have to dig deep into the town's history—and into her sardine cracker supply, because Owen and Hercules don't work for free...

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Monday, September 4, 2017

Murder, She Wrote: Hook, Line, and Murder by Jessica Fletcher, Donald Bain & Renée Paley-Bain

If you've been following me a while then you know I adore Murder, She Wrote. There is a style and charm to this series that isn't found elsewhere. Plus, there is Jessica, who is the quintessential cozy heroine. This installment which will become available in trade paperback tomorrow has a fun backdrop, a fishing competition. As usual, the story has more going on than a murder, and more suspects to consider. I figured out some aspects and not others, but I loved every second of my latest visit with Jessica Fletcher.

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From the back of the book:

The USA Today bestselling Murder, She Wrote mystery series continues as Jessica Fletcher takes a relaxing getaway that turns into a reel deadly situation...

Jessica enters a fly-fishing competition at a nearby lake. Joining her is the sheriff’s wife, Maureen Metzger, who surprises Jess with her enthusiasm for the sport. Their guide, however, is a surprise to both....

Brian Kinney is an ex-con. Jailed as an accomplice to convicted killer Darryl Jepson, Brian was later exonerated, but not before spending seven years behind bars. He seems like a decent enough fellow. Just someone trying to rebuild his life as a family man and fishing guide. 

Yet when Jepson breaks out of prison vowing revenge, and the lawyer for both men is found murdered, Cabot Cove becomes the focus of the nation as local, state, and federal authorities descend on Jessica’s hometown. And to add to the tension, Maureen has gone missing. Is she lost or is she a hostage? Jess soon finds herself caught in a net full of lies, deceit, and ulterior motives. In order to save her friend, she’ll need to find some answers by hook or by crook…

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Crowned and Dangerous (A Royal Spyness Mystery Book 10) by Rhys Bowen

Now available in mass-market paperback Crowned and Dangerous (A Royal Spyness Mystery Book 10) by Rhys Bowen. This series continues to amuse and delight. At part ten it still entertains me to the point I stayed up all night flipping pages. I love Georgiana and can't wait to see what happens next. The secondary story lines are just as fascinating as each mystery.

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From the back of the book:

Lady Georgiana Rannoch knows nothing is simple when you’re thirty-fifth in line for the British crown, but her upcoming marriage proves to be the ultimate complication in the tenth mystery in the New York Times bestselling Royal Spyness series.

As Lady Georgiana's beloved Darcy drives her out of London, she soon discovers that he isn’t planning to introduce her to the pleasures of sinning in secret—as she had hoped—but to make her his wife!

Of course, she'll need special permission from the king to marry a Roman Catholic. Though he will inherit a title, Darcy is as broke as Georgie. Even his family’s Irish castle has been sold to a rich American who now employs his father.

Nothing will deter them from their mission—except perhaps the news that Georgie's future father-in-law has just been arrested for murdering the rich American. With the elopement postponed, they head for Ireland, where the suspect insists he’s innocent, and it’s up to them to prove it—for better or worse.

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

A Tangled Yarn (A Yarn Retreat Mystery) by Betty Hechtman

I believe I have told you before that Betty Hechtman was the author that first hooked me on cozies with her crochet series. Since then I have read every single book of hers, never disappointed. A Tangled Yarn (A Yarn Retreat Mystery) by Betty Hechtman, is part five in the Yarn Retreat seines and just as much fun as the very first part. I adore the settings, the characters, the mystery, and of course the yarn theme that first caught my eye. You can't go wrong with anything by this author.

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From the back of the book:

Betty Hechtman knits up murder and mayhem in the latest in the national bestselling Yarn Retreat Mystery series.

Casey Feldstein has her hands full with preparations at the Vista Del Mar hotel on the scenic Monterey Peninsula as another yarn retreat begins. The retreaters will be thrown for a loop this time, learning the trendy art of arm knitting and finger crocheting.  

But not everyone is enthusiastic about trying something new, and Casey is forced to come up with an alternative craft for her less adventurous pupils. Things go from worst to worsted when a travel writer from a neighboring retreat group is found dead in his room among a sea of feathers. When one of the owners of Vista Del Mar pleads for help, Casey gets hooked into the case and must unravel a delicate skein of secrets to catch a killer.

INCLUDES KNITTING PATTERNS AND A RECIPE!  

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