Friday, February 21, 2020

Jennifer S. Alderson's Death By Baguette Blog Tour with a Spotlight and Giveaway


I am so excited to have Jennifer S. Alderson here at Mystery Thrillers and Romantic Suspense Reviews with a Spotlight and Giveaway.

Thanks Jennifer and Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours for allowing me to join your Death By Baguette Blog Tour!

Please take it away, Jennifer!






Death By Baguette: A Valentine’s Day Murder in Paris (Travel Can Be Murder Cozy Mystery Series)
Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Publisher: Traveling Life Press (February 7, 2020)
Print Length ~200 Pages
Digital ASIN: B0819YNSJL





Paris — the city of love, lights and murder? Join tour guide Lana Hansen as she escorts five couples on an unforgettable Valentine-themed vacation to France! Unfortunately it will be the last trip for one passenger.

Lana Hansen’s future is looking bright. She has money in her bank account, a babysitter for her cat, and even a boyfriend. Regrettably she won’t get to celebrate Valentine’s Day with her new beau, Chad. Instead, she will be leading a lovers-only tour in France. Luckily for Lana, her best friend, Willow, and her partner, Jane, will be joining her.

Things go downhill when Lana’s new boyfriend shows up in Paris for her tour — with his wife. Chad is not the website developer he claimed to be, but a famous restaurant critic whose love of women rivals his passion for food.

After Chad drops dead during a picnic under the Eiffel Tower, a persistent French detective becomes convinced that he was poisoned. And the inspector’s sights are set on several members of the tour — including Lana!

While escorting her group through the cobblestone streets of Montmartre, the grand gardens of Versailles, and the historic Marché des Enfants Rouges market, Lana must figure out who really killed Chad before she has to say bonjour to prison and adieu to her freedom.

Introducing Lana Hansen, tour guide, reluctant amateur sleuth, and star of the Travel Can Be Murder Cozy Mystery Series. Join Lana as she leads tourists and readers to fascinating cities around the globe on intriguing adventures that, unfortunately for Lana, often turn deadly.

The Travel Can Be Murder Cozy Mysteries are heartwarming stories about making friends, traveling, and celebrating new experiences. Book One — Death on the Danube — is available now. Coming soon: Books Three (Death by Windmill) and Book Four!








About Jennifer S. Alderson

Jennifer S. Alderson was born in San Francisco, raised in Seattle, and currently lives in Amsterdam. After traveling extensively around Asia, Oceania, and Central America, she moved to Darwin, Australia, before settling in the Netherlands. Her background in journalism, multimedia development, and art history enriches her novels. When not writing, she can be found in a museum, biking around Amsterdam, or enjoying a coffee along the canal while planning her next research trip.

Jennifer’s love of travel, art, and culture inspires her award-winning mystery series — the Zelda Richardson Mysteries and Travel Can Be Murder Cozy Mysteries — and standalone stories.

Author Links

Website: http://www.jennifersalderson.com

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/JSAauthor

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/JenniferSAlderson

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Monday, February 17, 2020

Cozy, Mystery Thriller and Romantic Suspense Reads (Feb 17)




 Weekly Cozy, Mystery Thriller and Romantic Suspense Reads


Weekly Cozy, Mystery Thriller and Romantic Suspense Reads is a weekly Monday Meme that is hosted by Mystery Thrillers and Romantic Suspense Reviews:

Post the books you read last week and books being read this week.

Read Last Week:

1.  Twisted Twenty-Six - Janet Evanovich

Weekly Read:

1.  The Third to Die - Allison Brennan
2.  Golden in Death - J.D. Robb

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Library Haul 2019 (Feb 16 - 22)


Here's the list of books I picked up from the library this week:

Hardcover:

1.  The Third to Die - Allison Brennan
2.  There's a Murder Afoot - Vicki Delany
3.  Jealousy Filled Doughnuts - Ginger Bolton

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Cozy, Mystery Thriller and Romantic Suspense Mail (Feb 15)


Cozy, Mystery Thriller and Romantic Suspense Mail is hosted every Saturday at Mystery Thrillers and Romantic Suspense Reviews.

I received this in the mail this week.     







In the latest thriller in the #1 New York Times bestselling series, homicide detective Eve Dallas investigates a murder with a mysterious motive ― and a terrifying weapon.

Pediatrician Kent Abner received the package on a beautiful April morning. Inside was a cheap trinket, a golden egg that could be opened into two halves. When he pried it apart, highly toxic airborne fumes entered his body―and killed him.

After Eve Dallas calls the hazmat team ― and undergoes testing to reassure both her and her husband that she hasn’t been exposed ― it’s time to look into Dr. Abner’s past and relationships. Not every victim Eve encounters is an angel, but it seems that Abner came pretty close ― though he did ruffle some feathers over the years by taking stands for the weak and defenseless. While the lab tries to identify the deadly toxin, Eve hunts for the sender. But when someone else dies in the same grisly manner, it becomes clear that she’s dealing with either a madman ― or someone who has a hidden and elusive connection to both victims.







Investigator Kendra Michaels -- whose former blindness has left her with uniquely insightful observational skills -- must put her life on the line to catch a terrifying murderer setting his sights on some of society's most vulnerable in this electrifying new novel from the #1 New York Times and Edgar Award winning writing duo Iris and Roy Johansen.

Dr. Kendra Michaels, blind for the first twenty years of her life before gaining her sight via a revolutionary surgical procedure, is a renowned investigator known for her razor-sharp senses -- honed during her years in the dark -- and keen deductive abilities.

Now her skills are needed uncomfortably close to home. Two staff members have been murdered at a school for the blind where Kendra spent her formative years. But the murders are puzzlingly dissimilar: one victim was brutally stabbed, while the other was killed by a bullet to the head. Are the crimes related? Or is Kendra on the hunt for more than one dangerous killer?

With the killer (or killers) still on the loose, Kendra must put her life on the line to unravel a terrifying conspiracy. But Kendra soon discovers that she herself may hold the key to the deadliest secret of all.






Miami just got a lot more dangerous -- especially for one innocent young woman running for her life.

The city of Miami is Detective Tom Moon's back yard. He's always kept it local, attending University of Miami on a football scholarship, and, as a Miami PD officer, protecting the city's most vulnerable.

Now, as the new leader of an FBI task force called "Operation Guardian," it's his mission to combat international crime. Moon's investigative team discovers that the opportunistic "Blood Brothers" -- Russian nationals Roman and Emile Rostoff -- have evaded authorities while building a vast, powerful, and deadly crime syndicate throughout Europe and metropolitan Miami.

Moon played offense for U of M, but he's on the other side of the field this time. And as the Rostoffs zero in on a target dear to Tom, they're not playing by anyone's rules. 

On the beautiful Hawaiian Islands, not all is paradise in this high-stakes, action-packed romantic suspense.

He'll risk his life for her but will he risk his heart?


Jiang Ying Yue assumed her kidnapping was random, that she was in the wrong place at the wrong time. After all, who would want to harm her? But then her rescuer --- a charismatic former soldier who takes her breath away --- uncovers a traitor in her father's organization. Now, Ying Yue realizes that she's become a pawn in a dangerous game, and her kidnapper won't be satisfied until she disappears for good.

Zu Anyanwu's work with Search and Protect and his canine partner Buck have always been his first priority until he's tasked with keeping Ying Yue safe. To him, the brave and resilient investment expert is more than just another client. But with danger closing in, Zu can't let his emotions get in the way of the most important job he's ever had --- protecting the woman he loves.

Friday, February 14, 2020

Caroline Fardig's Southern Double Cross Blog Tour with a Spotlight and Giveaway

 

I am so excited to have Caroline Fardig here at Mystery Thrillers and Romantic Suspense Reviews with a Spotlight and Giveaway.

Thanks Caroline and Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours for allowing me to join your Southern Double Cross Blog Tour!

Please take it away, Caroline!






Southern Double Cross: A Southern B&B Mystery
Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Publisher: Alibi (February 11, 2020)
Print Length: ~260 pages
Digital ASIN: B07W3J7QFC





The USA Today bestselling author of Southern Discomfort and Southern Harm returns to the delightful B and B in Savannah, Georgia, where trouble always seems to be checking in.
LONGER SYNOPSIS COMING SOON






About Caroline Fardig

CAROLINE FARDIG is the USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR of the Java Jive Mysteries series and the Lizzie Hart Mysteries series. Fardig’s BAD MEDICINE was named one of the “Best Books of 2015” by Suspense Magazine. She worked as a schoolteacher, church organist, insurance agent, funeral parlor associate, and stay-at-home mom before she realized that she wanted to be a writer when she grew up. Born and raised in a small town in Indiana, Fardig still lives in that same town with an understanding husband, two sweet kids, two energetic dogs, and one malevolent cat.
Social Media

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Blog: http://www.carolinefardig.com/blog/

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Don’t miss Caroline Fardig’s thrilling Java Jive mysteries, which can be read together or separately:

DEATH BEFORE DECAF | MUG SHOT | A WHOLE LATTE MURDER | BREW OR DIE | MURDER OVER MOCHAS

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Sunday, February 9, 2020

Rae Katherine Eighmey's The Great Iowa Caucus Casserole Mystery Blog Tour with a Spotlight, Recipe and Giveaway


I am so excited to have Rae Katherine Eighmey here at Mystery Thrillers and Romantic Suspense Reviews with a Spotlight, Recipe and Giveaway.

Thanks Rae and Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours for allowing me to join The Great Iowa Caucus Casserole Mystery Blog Tour!

Please take it away, Rae!
Recipe

From The Great Iowa Caucus Casserole Mystery by Rae Katherine Eighmey

The book is set in the small north Iowa town of Lake Livonian and centers on the community of the Potluck Paradise Café owned by Susan Stewart.











Rice and Cornmeal Waffles

“Special mornings deserve special breakfasts,” that’s a motto at the Potluck Paradise Cafe. The recipe for these sturdy waffles was cooked up during the wheat-saving World War I days. But they’re not just for breakfast. They are equally fine as a base for hot supper dishes, such as creamed chicken.

1 tablespoon vinegar
1 cup milk
1/2 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt, optional
1 cup cooked white or brown rice, cooled
1 tablespoon melted butter
2 large eggs, well beaten

Preheat the waffle iron to medium. Put the vinegar in a glass measuring cup and add milk to make one cup. Stir and let stand for 3 to 5 minutes until the milk sours. In a medium mixing bowl, mix the cornmeal, flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir in the rice. Add the butter, eggs, and soured milk. Stir until well blended and pour batter on waffle iron and cook until golden brown.

Makes 4 to 6 waffle squares depending on the size of your waffle iron.







The Great Iowa Caucus Casserole Mystery:  A Cozy Potluck Paradise Cafe Mystery
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Publisher: Independently published (October 31, 2019)
Paperback: 160 pages
ISBN-10: 170047538X
ISBN-13: 978-1700475381
Digital ASIN: B07ZTSMP5S





The Iowa Presidential Caucus is a casserole of finest ingredients — policy ideas, active candidates, determined local politicians dedicated political activists, and hard-working Iowans. Every four years citizens across the state meet to hash out their differences and make a selection. Seldom is one candidate an overwhelming caucus choice. Instead, several winning candidates combine into a single dish of patriotic participation, ready to share with the rest of the nation.

In Lake Livonia, with holiday season fast approaching and the Iowa Presidential Caucus soon to follow, Susan Stewart’s fledgling Potluck Paradise Cafe is humming with the creation of new and delicious dishes to please the appetites of her community.

But then, a mysterious note included in a Christmas card from her friend and mentor, Hazel Romer, who skipped town in the middle of a July night, raises important questions. What was the skeleton in Hazel’s closet that caused her to run away from the town she loved? And why had she left the restaurant to Susan?

When a blizzard traps strangers in town overnight, the stage is set for a series of life-changing events for Susan, her teenaged children, and her friends, as the Presidential Caucus brings Iowa and Lake Livonia into national prominence.

With 30 Family and Potluck Pleasing recipes for main dishes, vegetables and desserts.



 

About Rae Katherine Eighmey

Rae Katherine Eighmey is an award-winning author and cook with blue ribbons from both the Iowa and Minnesota State Fair cooking contests. She is the author of a dozen books about food and history including Abraham Lincoln in the Kitchen and Stirring the Pot with Benjamin Franklin.

She has written two other novels. Current events inspired this cozy mystery. A north Iowa resident, she is familiar with the Iowa presidential caucus and wanted to tell the tale of the caucus through the friendly story of three strong women who meet challenges in their lives and cook great food.

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Saturday, February 8, 2020

Cozy, Mystery Thriller and Romantic Suspense Mail (Feb 8)


Cozy, Mystery Thriller and Romantic Suspense Mail is hosted every Saturday at Mystery Thrillers and Romantic Suspense Reviews.

I received this in the mail this week.     







From Erica Spindler, the New York Times bestselling author of The Other Girl and Justice for Sara comes The Look-Alike, a thrilling psychological drama about a woman who believes she escaped a brutal murder years ago ― but does anyone else believe her?

Sienna Scott grew up in the dark shadow of her mother’s paranoid delusions. Now, she's returned home to confront her past and the unsolved murder that altered the course of her life.

In her mother’s shuttered house, an old fear that has haunted Sienna for years rears its ugly head ― that it was she who had been the killer’s target that night. And now, with it, a new fear―that the killer not only intended to remedy his past mistake ― he’s already begun. But are these fears any different from the ones that torment her mother?

As the walls close in, the line between truth and lie, reality and delusion disintegrate. Has Sienna’s worst nightmare come true? Or will she unmask a killer and finally prove she may be her mother’s look-alike, but she’s not her clone?

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Holly Quinn's A Crafter Quilts a Crime Blog Tour with a Spotlight and Giveaway

 

I am so excited to have Holly Quinn here at Mystery Thrillers and Romantic Suspense Reviews with a Spotlight and Giveaway.

Thanks Holly and Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours for allowing me to join your A Crafter Quilts a Crime Blog Tour!

Please take it away, Holly! 







A Crafter Quilts a Crime: A Handcrafted Mystery Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books (February 11, 2020)
Hardcover
ISBN-10: 1643852906
ISBN-13: 978-1643852904
Kindle ASIN: B07RTMXRK8





Perfect for fans of Betty Hechtman and Maggie Sefton, Holly Quinn’s third Handcrafted mystery aspires to wrap you in its warmth.

Community Craft proprietor Sammy Kane must piece together a patchwork of clues when a “live” mannequin ends up stone-cold dead.


Snowcapped pines and glittery dusted sidewalks adorn tranquil Heartsford, Wisconsin, while residents cuddle beneath heirloom quilts in front of cozy wood fires. But come the next day, the below-zero temperatures won’t keep the locals away from Heartsford’s annual Fire and Ice event. To boost customer traffic at Community Craft’s one-night-only sale, Samantha “Sammy” Kane persuades a few of the craftspeople who sell their wares at the store to participate in a live mannequin window display contest.

Local quilter Wanda Wadsworth emerges as a favorite to win the contest, as she manages to not move a muscle for an unusual amount of time. Onlookers outside the window try everything to get her to crack–tapping on the glass and making funny faces–but nothing disrupts Wanda’s stillness. When the eagle-eyed spectators realize Wanda isn’t breathing, a blanket of grief and fear descends upon the wintry town.

Detective Liam Nash can’t seem to piece the clues together. Fortunately, Sammy’s cousin, Heidi, and her sister, Ellie, are on hand to reconvene their detective team, S.H.E. They set out to solve Wanda’s untimely death before the case grows as icy as a sub-zero Wisconsin winter. But they are all too aware that the killer is too close for comfort.

 




About Holly Quinn

Holly Quinn has published two stand-alone fiction novels in another persona. She graduated from Carroll University in Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Science in business and a minor in marketing.
This is her second Handcrafted mystery. Visit her @ www.authorhollyquinn.com

Author Links 

Website – www.authorhollyquinn.com

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/HollyQuinnbooks/

GoodReads – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7940795.Holly_Quinn

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