Monday, December 10, 2018

Cozy, Mystery Thriller and Romantic Suspense Reads (Dec 10)




 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.  In Want of a Knife - Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli
2.  Purls and Poison - Anne Canadeo

Weekly Read:

1. Silent Scream - Karen Harper
2. Mardi Gras Murder - Ellen Byron

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Library Haul 2018 (Dec 9 - 15)


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

Hardcover:

1.  Silent Scream - Karen Harper
2.  Mardi Gras Murder - Ellen Byron
3.  Cake and Punishment - Maymee Bell
4.  A Crafter Knits a Clue - Holly Quinn
5.  How to Knit a Murder - Sally Goldenbaum

Debra H. Goldstein's One Taste Too Many Blog Tour with a Spotlight and Giveaway

 

I am so excited to have Debra H. Goldstein here at Mystery Thrillers and Romantic Suspense Reviews with a Spotlight and Giveaway.

Thanks Debra and Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours for allowing me to join your One Taste Too Many Blog Tour!

Please take it away, Debra!






One Taste Too Many (A Sarah Blair Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Kensington (December 18, 2018)
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-10: 1496719476
ISBN-13: 978-1496719478
Digital ASIN: B07CDCZXLP





For culinary challenged Sarah Blair, there’s only one thing scarier than cooking from scratch — murder!

Married at eighteen, divorced at twenty‑eight, Sarah Blair reluctantly swaps her luxury lifestyle for a cramped studio apartment and a law firm receptionist job in the tired hometown she never left. With nothing much to show for the last decade but her feisty Siamese cat, RahRah, and some clumsy domestic skills, she’s the polar opposite of her bubbly twin, Emily — an ambitious chef determined to take her culinary ambitions to the top at a local gourmet restaurant.

Sarah knew starting over would be messy. But things fall apart completely when her ex drops dead, seemingly poisoned by Emily’s award-winning rhubarb crisp. Now, with RahRah wanted by the woman who broke up her marriage and Emily wanted by the police for murder, Sarah needs to figure out the right recipe to crack the case before time runs out. Unfortunately, for a gal whose idea of good china is floral paper plates, catching the real killer and living to tell about it could mean facing a fate worse than death — being in the kitchen!

Includes quick and easy recipes!

 




About the Author

Judge Debra H. Goldstein’s new Sarah Blair cozy mystery series debuts from Kensington Press debuts with One Taste Too Many. She also is the author of Should Have Played Poker: a Carrie Martin and the Mah Jongg Players Mystery and the 2012 IPPY Award-winning Maze in Blue. Besides novels, Debra writes short stories. Her short story, The Night They Burned Ms. Dixie’s Place, Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine (May/June 2017) is an Agatha Award Short Story Nominee. In addition to being the Sisters in Crime Guppy President, Debra serves on the national Sisters in Crime board and is Vice-President of the Southeast Region of Mystery Writers of America.

Website http://www.debrahgoldstein.com Blog http://www.debrahgoldstein.com/blog

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/DebraHGoldsteinAuthor/

Twitter @DebraHGoldstein Linked In https://www.linkedin.com/in/debra-h-goldstein-72473a11/

GoodReads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4906340.Debra_H_Goldstein

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Saturday, December 8, 2018

Cozy, Mystery Thriller and Romantic Suspense Mail (Dec 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 #1 New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown comes another masterful creation, a riveting novel of suspense, revenge, and unpredictable twists and turns.

When Melina suggests that her twin sister Gillian take her place as a media escort to an astronaut, she initially refuses. The following morning Melina is horrified to learn that her sister has been murdered. Now she must work together to learn the truth behind her sister's death, and discover the identity of the killer, whose plans are far from over.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Killed on Blueberry Hill (A Berry Basket Mystery)

 


I've finished "Killed on Blueberry Hill" the 3rd book in her Berry Basket Mystery Series by Sharon Farrow.

Product Description

It’s peak tourist season in Oriole Point, Michigan — the blueberry buckle of the fruit belt. Nothing draws the crowds quite like their annual carnival. And nothing turns it sour faster than murder.

The Blueberry Blow Out festival has begun and it’s time for Marlee Jacob, owner of The Berry Basket, to shine. Unfortunately it’s also bringing out the worst in her fiancé Ryan Zeller. Ryan’s rivalry with Porter Gale, owner of Blueberry Hill Farm, spills over into a very public and very ugly fight. And after they compete in the pie-eating contest and a raucous tug of war, their orchard blood feud takes a deadly turn.

The death of the king of Blueberry Hill is a shock but not too surprising — he was a diabetic whose last pig out meal was deliciously fatal. But when authorities discover that someone tampered with Porter’s insulin, a tragic accident is looking like murder — and Ryan is the key ingredient. Now Marlee’s investigation to clear his name is taking her deep into the Gale family secrets, and she’s being shadowed every step of the way by a killer whose sweet revenge is just beginning.

Includes Berry Recipes!


About the Author

Sharon Farrow is also the co-author of the Agatha nominated Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins Mysteries written under the joint pseudonym D.E. Ireland. A freelance writer since her twenties, she has been published in mystery, fantasy, and romance; one of her short stories has been optioned for film. Sharon currently lives along the beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline where the Berry Basket series is set. Visit her online at sharonfarrowauthor.com, on Facebook @SharonFarrowAuthor, or Twitter @SharonFarrowBB.

Product details
Series: A Berry Basket Mystery (Book 3)
Mass Market Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Kensington (October 30, 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1496704908
ISBN-13: 978-1496704900

My Review:


4/5

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Duffy Brown's Tandem Demise Book Blast Tour with a Spotlight and Giveaway

 

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

Thanks Duffy and Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours for allowing me to join Tandem Demise Book Blast Tour!

Please take it away, Duffy! 






Tandem Demise: A Cycle Path Mystery
Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Independently Published (October 28, 2018)
Paperback: 298 pages
ISBN-10: 1729374786
ISBN-13: 978-1729374788
Kindle ASIN: B07JRB373X





Smugglers on the hunt, a police chief on the run, lost loot and a dead wedding planner have the Mackinac Island regulars riding in circles

After solving two murders, bike shop owner Evie Bloomfield thought life on Mackinac Island would settle into boredom until she finds out Nate Sutter, island police chief and once-upon-a-time under cover cop is on the run. Some badass guys from Nate’s Detroit days think he stole money from them in a champagne smuggling operation and now they’re headed to the island to get their loot. Evie is determined to help Nate because he’s a good cop, Nate is determined to keep interfering Evie and island locals out of harms way, and the crooks are determined to get their money.

To add to the island’s problems there’s a dead guy on the dock and the new wedding planner is more interested in playing bedroom bingo than ordering bridal bouquets.

With the help of Fiona, Evie’s BFF and local newspaper editor, Evie is determined to prove Nate innocent, figure out how champagne smuggling, bodies on the dock and a bad wedding planner are tied together and not wind up taking a long walk off a short pier herself.






About the Author

Duffy Brown loves anything with a mystery. While others girls dreamed of dating Brad Pitt, Duffy longed to take Sherlock Holmes to the prom. She is a National Bestselling author and now conjures up who-done-it stories of her very own. She has two series the Consignment Shop Mysteries set in Savannah along with rescue pup Bruce Willis and the Cycle Path Mysteries set on Mackinac Island with judgmental cats Cleveland and Bambino.

Author Links

Website – http://www.duffybrown.com

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com

Purchase Link – Amazon






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Monday, December 3, 2018

Kate Dyer-Seeley's Violet Tendencies Blog Tour with a Spotlight and Giveaway

 

I am so excited to have Kate Dyer-Seeley here at Mystery Thrillers and Romantic Suspense Reviews with a Spotlight and Giveaway.

Thanks Kate and Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours for allowing me to join your Violet Tendencies Blog Tour!

Please take it away, Kate!






Violet Tendencies (A Rose City Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Kensington (November 27, 2018)
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-10: 1496705157
ISBN-13: 978-1496705150
Digital ASIN: B07B73XJJG




Who could object to a flower festival?

Britta Johnston and her aunt Elin are delighted that their Portland floral boutique is part of the city’s Rose Festival, which draws thousands to the Pacific Northwest for dragon boat races, fireworks, and other attractions — capped off by a big parade. They’re building a float that’s sure to rock the judge’s boat until a gang of angry protestors shows up. The group, who call themselves Dark Fusion, are decidedly not into flower power, and they want to take down the system including the upcoming extravaganza.

Then their leader is strangled with a garland of violets — and Britta finds the body. With tensions running high and so much at stake, there are plenty of suspects, from the Grand Marshal to a longtime volunteer to a former Rose Queen. But before Britta and Elin can stem the violence, the case is going to get even more explosive.






About the Author

Kate Dyer-Seeley aka Ellie Alexander writes multiple mystery series, all with a Pacific Northwest touch. She lives in the PNW with her husband and son, where you can find her hitting the trail, at an artisan coffee shop, or at her favorite pub. Better yet — at all three.

Author Links

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Purchase Links

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Giveaway

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Cozy, Mystery Thriller and Romantic Suspense Reads (Dec 3)




 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.  Six Cats A Slaying - Miranda James
2.  Poppy Harmon Investigates - Lee Hollis

Weekly Read:

1.  In Want of a Knife - Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli
2.  Purls and Poison - Anne Canadeo