Saturday, March 23, 2024

blog Tour & Giveaway: Daffodils and Deadly Deeds by Victoria Tait

Daffodils And Deadly Deeds: A British Cozy Murder Mystery with a Female Amateur Sleuth (A Dotty Sayers Antique Mystery) by Victoria Tait

About Daffodils And Deadly Deeds

 

Daffodils And Deadly Deeds:A British Cozy Murder Mystery with a Female Amateur Sleuth(A Dotty Sayers Antique Mystery) Cozy Mystery 9th in Series Setting - Northumberland UK Publisher ‏ : ‎ Kanga Press (March 15, 2024) Number of Pages c. 240 Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0CJYLPWKY

A fraught family reunion. A corpse by the coast. Can an amateur sleuth crack this egg-xtraordinary mystery or be left scrambling for answers?

Spring signifies new beginnings, yet rookie antiques expert, Dotty Sayers, feels uncertain about her future. A colleague's invitation to Northumberland, in search of hidden family treasure, offers a fresh start. Once there, she immediately befriends her neighbour and assists with a prestigious project at a nearby castle. But when her mentor vanishes, and a body washes up in a secluded cove, Dotty wonders why so many people she knows end up dead.

Determined to assist, this budding amateur detective is hopping mad when the police ignore her insights. With the inquest approaching, Dotty must decide if she’s ready to crack open the case, even if it makes the local police inspector as mad as a March hare.

Can Dotty put aside her doubts and pull a rabbit out of the hat to ensure justice prevails?

About Victoria Tait



Victoria Tait was born and raised in Yorkshire, England. After following her military husband around the world, she drew on her life’s experiences, and a love of Agatha Christie, Father Brown, and Murder She Wrote, to write British based cozy mysteries.

Her determined female sleuths are joined by colourful and quirky teams of helpers, and her settings are vivid and realistic. As you’re compelled to keep turning the pages, you’ll be irresistibly drawn into a world where you’ll experience surprises, humour and sometimes, a tug on your heartstrings.

Do you like tea, mysteries, and books? Then why not join Victoria’s TeaCozy Club for regular news and updates, and download the free prequel to the Dotty Sayers Antique Mysteries series as a gift by visiting VictoriaTait.com

Who doesn’t like tea, cake, and a slice of murder! 
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  March 18 – Mystery, Thrillers & Suspense – SPOTLIGHT 
  March 18 – #BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee – SPOTLIGHT 
  March 19 – Elizabeth McKenna - Author – SPOTLIGHT 
  March 19 – Christy's Cozy Corners - REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST 
  March 20 – Reading, Writing & Stitch-Metic – AUTHOR GUEST POST 
  March 20 – Angel's Book Nook – SPOTLIGHT 
  March 21 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – REVIEW 
  March 21 – Review Thick And Thin – REVIEW 
  March 21 – Baroness Book Trove – SPOTLIGHT 
  March 22 – FUONLYKNEW – SPOTLIGHT 
  March 22 – View from the Birdhouse – REVIEW 
  March 23 – Eskimo Princess Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT 
  March 23 – Storybook Lady – SPOTLIGHT 
  March 24 – Maureen's Musings – SPOTLIGHT 
  March 25 – Literary Gold – SPOTLIGHT 
  March 25 – Sapphyria's Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT 
  March 26 – Guatemala Paula Loves to Read – REVIEW 
  March 27 – Brooke Blogs – RECIPE

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Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Double Scoop of Murder (Coffee & Cream Café Mysteries) by Lena Gregory

Double Scoop of Murder (Coffee & Cream Café Mysteries) by Lena Gregory

About Double Scoop to Murder

 

Double Scoop of Murder (Coffee & Cream Café Mysteries) Cozy Mystery 3rd in Series Setting - New York Gemma Halliday Publishing (February 27, 2024) Number of Pages 226 Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0CKV7QQB8

From author Lena Gregory comes a hunt for more than just treasure...

Danika Delany is loving running her uncle's old fashioned malt shop on eastern Long Island and putting her own modern spin on the treats they serve. Life is finally looking up for her! That is, until local billionaire Maxwell Crumbholtz dies and leaves his fortune in the form of a treasure hunt. Chaos descends on Watchogue, and Dani and the rest of the gang from the Coffee & Cream Café join the melee when they enter the contest, try to decipher the clues, and go in search of the treasure. But Dani digs up more than she expected when she discovers a dead body buried instead of a treasure! To make matters worse, a witness claims to have seen Dani at the scene of the murder. Now, instead of a four-billion-dollar payday, Dani is on the hunt for a killer.

About Lena Gregory

Lena Gregory is the author of the Bay Island Psychic Mysteries, which take place on a small island between the north and south forks of Long Island, New York, the All-Day Breakfast Café Mysteries, which are set on the outskirts of Florida’s Ocala National Forest, the Mini-Meadows Mysteries, set in a community of tiny homes in Central Florida, and the Coffee & Cream Café Mysteries, which take place in a small town on the south shore of eastern Long Island, New York.

Lena grew up in a small town on the south shore of eastern Long Island, but she recently traded in cold, damp, gray winters for the warmth and sunshine of central Florida, where she now lives with her husband, three kids, son-in-law, and four dogs. Her hobbies include spending time with family, reading, and walking. Her love for writing developed when her youngest son was born and didn’t sleep through the night. She works full-time as a writer and a freelance editor and is a member of Sisters in Crime.

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TOUR PARTICIPANTS 
  February 27 – Mystery, Thrillers, and Suspense – AUTHOR GUEST POST 
February 27 – Christy's Cozy Corners – REVIEW, INDIVIDUAL GIVEAWAY 
  February 28 – Eskimo Princess Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT 
  February 28 – Hearts & Scribbles – SPOTLIGHT 
  February 29 - Literary Gold – AUTHOR INTERVIEW 
  February 29 - Maureen's Musings – SPOTLIGHT 
  March 1 – Cozy Up With Kathy – REVIEW 
  March 2 – Reading Is My SuperPower – REVIEW 
  March 2 – FUONLYKNEW – SPOTLIGHT 
  March 3 – Sarah Can’t Stop Reading Books – REVIEW 
  March 4 – Novels Alive – REVIEW – SPOTLIGHT 
  March 4 – Celticlady's Reviews – SPOTLIGHT 
  March 5 – Christa Reads and Writes – REVIEW 
  March 5 – Ascroft, eh? – CHARACTER GUEST POST 
  March 6 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – REVIEW 
  March 6 – Guatemala Paula Loves to Read – REVIEW 
  March 7 – Baroness Book Trove – REVIEW 
  March 7 – MJB Reviewers – SPOTLIGHT 
  March 8 – View from the Birdhouse – REVIEW 
  March 8 – The Mystery of Writing – AUTHOR GUEST POST 
  March 9 – Read Your Writes Book Reviews – CHARACTER INTERVIEW 
March 9 – StoreyBook Reviews – CHARACTER GUEST POST 
  March 10 – #BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee – SPOTLIGHT 
  March 11 – Sapphyria's Book Reviews – REVIEW

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Monday, February 19, 2024

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Murder Under A Honey Moon: A 1930s Mona Moon Historical Cozy Mystery by Abigail Keam

Murder Under A Honey Moon: A 1930s Mona Moon Historical Cozy Mystery by Abigail Keam

About Murder Under A Honey Moon

 

Murder Under A Honey Moon: A 1930s Mona Moon Historical Cozy Mystery Historical Cozy Mystery 12th in Series Setting - On the RMS Majesty ocean liner in the Atlantic Worker Bee Press (February 19, 2024) Print length ‏ : ‎ 250 pages Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0BZM4YVF4

Mona Moon and her new husband, Robert Farley, Duke of Brynelleth, are on their honeymoon at last. They have just boarded the RMS Majesty ocean liner. The couple are looking forward to visiting Robert’s ancestral English home, Brynelleth, and then off to Paris before winding up on the Italian Riviera. After a romantic evening of dancing until the wee hours of the night, Mona and Robert discover their suite has been ransacked and Mona’s jewelry, supposedly secured in their stateroom, has been stolen.

Mona is horrified, as some of the jewelry belongs to the Brynelleth Estate and were cherished pieces of Robert’s mother. The ship’s crew searches the ocean liner, and a gold brooch turns up in a bartender’s cabin. It is the same bartender who served Mona earlier in the evening. The only problem is the bartender has been murdered and the rest of the jewelry is still missing.

 

About Abigail Keam

Award-winning author Abigail Keam writes the Mona Moon Mystery Series—a rags-to-riches 1930s mystery series, which includes real people and events into the story line. “I am a student of history and love to insert historical information into my mysteries. There is an addendum at the end of the mystery to give more information. My goal is to entertain my readers, but if they learn a little something along the way—well, then we are both happy.”

Miss Abigail currently lives on the Palisades bordering the Kentucky River in a metal house with her husband and various critters.

THE MONA MOON MYSTERY SERIES 1930s Historical Mysteries Murder Under A Blue Moon I Murder Under A Blood Moon II Murder Under A Bad Moon III Murder Under A Silver Moon IV Murder Under A Wolf Moon V Murder Under A Black Moon VI Murder Under A Full Moon VII Murder Under A New Moon VIII Murder Under A English Moon IX Murder Under A British Moon X Murder Under A Bridal Moon XI Murder Under A Honeymoon XII
  Author Links Official Site http://www.abigailkeam.com/ 

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AWARDS 2010 Gold Medal Award from Readers’ Favorite for Death By A HoneyBee 2011 Gold Medal Award from Readers’ Favorite for Death By Drowning 2011 USA BOOK NEWS-Best Books List of 2011 as a Finalist for Death By Drowning 2011 USA BOOK NEWS-Best Books List of 2011 as a Finalist for Death By A HoneyBee 2017 Finalist from Readers’ Favorite for Death By Design 2019 Honorable Mention from Readers’ Favorite for Death By Stalking 2019 Top 10 Mystery Novels from Kings River Life Magazine for Murder Under A Blue Moon2 2019 Honorable Mention from Readers’ Favorite for Death By Stalking: A Josiah Reynolds Mystery 2019 Top 10 Mystery Novels from Kings River Life Magazine for Murder Under A Blue Moon: A 1930s Mona Moon Mystery 2020 Imadjinn Award for Best Mystery – Death By Stalking: A Josiah Reynolds Mystery 2022 Finalist in Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Finalist for Best Historical Category – Murder Under A Full Moon 2022 Finalist for the Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award for Best Historical Category – Murder Under A New Moon 2022 Death By Chance: A Josiah Reynolds Mystery Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Finalist for Best Cozy Mystery 2022 Top Ten Mystery Novel by Kings River Life Magazine for Murder Under A Bridal Moon: A 1930s Mona Moon Mystery 2022 Top Ten Mystery Novel by Kings River Life Magazine for Murder Under A British Moon: A 1930s Mona Moon Mystery 

  TOUR PARTICIPANTS 
  February 19 – Guatemala Paula Loves to Read – SPOTLIGHT 
  February 19 – StoreyBook Reviews – AUTHOR GUEST POST 
  February 19 – Eskimo Princess Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT 
  February 20 – Mystery, Thrillers, and Suspense – SPOTLIGHT 
February 20 – Literary Gold – SPOTLIGHT 
  February 20 – Celticlady's Reviews – SPOTLIGHT 
  February 21 – FUONLYKNEW – SPOTLIGHT 
  February 21 – Baroness Book Trove – SPOTLIGHT 
  February 21 – Sapphyria's Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT 
  February 22 – Christy's Cozy Corners – AUTHOR GUEST POST 
  February 22 – Ascroft, eh? – CHARACTER GUEST POST 
  February 23 – Books to the Ceiling – SPOTLIGHT – PODCAST 
  February 23 – View from the Birdhouse – REVIEW 
  February 23 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – AUTHOR INTERVIEW 
  February 24 – Elizabeth McKenna - Author – SPOTLIGHT 
  February 24 – MJB Reviewers – SPOTLIGHT 
  February 25 – #BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee - SPOTLIGHT 
  February 25 – Maureen's Musings – SPOTLIGHT 
February 25 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT

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Ill-Fated Fortune: A Magical Fortune Cookie Novel by Jennifer J. Chow Blog Tour & Giveaway

 

Ill-Fated Fortune: A Magical Fortune Cookie Novel by Jennifer J. Chow

About Ill-Fated Fortune

 

Ill-Fated Fortune: A Magical Fortune Cookie Cozy Mystery 1st in Series Setting - California Minotaur Books (February 20, 2024) 

Mass Market Paperback ‏ : ‎ 320 pages ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1250323037 ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1250323033 Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0C1X7YG71

Felicity Jin grew up literally hanging onto Mom’s apron strings in their magical bakery in the quaint town of Pixie, California. Her mother’s enchanted baked goods, including puffy pineapple buns and creamy egg tarts, bring instant joy to all who consume them. Felicity has always been hesitant in the kitchen herself after many failed attempts, but a takeout meal gone wrong inspires her to craft some handmade fortune cookies.

They become so popular that Felicity runs out of generic fortunes and starts making her own personalized predictions. When one customer’s ill-fated fortune results in his murder, Felicity’s suspiciously specific fortune has the police focusing on her as the main culprit. Now Felicity must find a way to turn her luck around and get cleared from suspicion.

About Jennifer J. Chow

Jennifer J. Chow writes cozies filled with hope and heritage. She is an Agatha, Anthony, and Lefty Award-nominated author. Her newest series is the Magical Fortune Cookie mysteries; the first book is Ill-Fated Fortune. Jennifer’s previous series is the L.A. Night Market Mysteries. Death by Bubble Tea was reviewed by the New York Times, featured in Woman’s World, and hit the SoCal Indie Bestseller List. Jennifer currently serves as Immediate Past President on the board of Sisters in Crime and blogs at chicksonthecase.com. She is an active member of Crime Writers of Color and Mystery Writers of America. Connect with her online and sign up for her newsletter at JenniferJChow.com.

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  February 16 – Mystery, Thrillers, and Suspense – AUTHOR GUEST POST 
  February 16 – Literary Gold – AUTHOR INTERVIEW 
  February 16 – Cassidy's Bookshelves - SPOTLIGHT 
  February 17 – #BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee – SPOTLIGHT 
  February 17 – Sapphyria's Book Reviews – REVIEW 
  February 18 – Celticlady's Reviews – SPOTLIGHT 
  February 18 – Cozy Up With Kathy - REVIEW, AUTHOR INTERVIEW 
  February 18 – FUONLYKNEW – SPOTLIGHT 
  February 19 – Boys' Mom Reads! – REVIEW 
  February 19 – Maureen's Musings – SPOTLIGHT 
  February 19 – Eskimo Princess Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT 
  February 20 – Angel's Book Nook – SPOTLIGHT 
  February 20 – Reading Is My SuperPower – REVIEW 
  February 21 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – REVIEW 
  February 21 – Read Your Writes Book Reviews – CHARACTER INTERVIEW 
  February 22 – The Mystery of Writing – SPOTLIGHT 
  February 22 – StoreyBook Reviews – RECIPE 
  February 23 – Reading, Writing & Stitch-Metic - REVIEW 
  February 23 – Sarah Can’t Stop Reading Books – REVIEW 
  February 23 – Novels Alive – REVIEW

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Monday, February 12, 2024

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Death at the Fireside Inn by Kitty Kildard

Death at the Fireside Inn: 1920s Historical Mystery (Veronica Vale Investigates) by Kitty Kildare

About Death at the Fireside Inn

 

Death at the Fireside Inn: 1920s Historical Mystery (Veronica Vale Investigates) Historical British Cozy Mystery 1st in Series Setting – 1920s London, England K.E. O’Connor Books (January 16, 2024) Number of Pages: 225 Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0CL2HDFSM

A fading star, a puzzling death, and a mystery that must be solved!

Veronica Vale spent a turbulent few years serving her country during the Great War - doing more than her role in the exchange network suggested! Now back on British soil and adjusting to life as an obituary writer for her uncle's newspaper, while caring for her ailing mother, Veronica has gotten used to a slower (and safer) pace of life.

Excitement comes from fun parties, walks with Benji, her beloved rescue dog, and volunteering at the Dogs' Home.

When an old family friend, and former superstar of the theatre, Florence Sterling, is discovered dead in her dressing room at the Winter Garden Theatre in London, Veronica is curious to discover what happened to the sweet, funny, ruthlessly ambitious beauty.

Much to the dismay of her sometimes nemesis Inspector Templeton, Veronica is tasked with writing Florence's obituary. And what she learns will blow the roof off the theatre! That's if she survives to tell the tale.

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If you love witty dialogue, historical glamour, intrigue, and a fast-paced cozy mystery set in 1920s England, then you'll adore Kitty Kildare's unputdownable whodunits.

About Kitty Kildare

Immerse yourself into Kitty Kildare's cleverly woven historical British mysteries. Follow the mystery in the Veronica Vale Investigates series and enjoy the dazzle and delights of 1920s England. Kitty is a not-so-secret pen name of established cozy mystery author K.E. O’Connor, who decided she wanted to time travel rather than cast spells! Enjoy the twists and turns.

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February 7 – Mystery, Thrillers, and Suspense – SPOTLIGHT 
  February 7 – Sneaky the Library Cat's Blog – CHARACTER INTERVIEW 
  February 7 – Christa Reads and Writes – CHARACTER GUEST POST 
  February 8 – Cozy Up With Kathy – REVIEW, AUTHOR INTERVIEW 
  February 8 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – AUTHOR GUEST POST 
  February 9 – Maureen’s Musings – SPOTLIGHT 
February 9 – Sarah Can't Stop Reading Books – REVIEW 
  February 9 – Novels Alive - REVIEW 
  February 10 – Socrates Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT 
  February 10 – FUONLYKNEW – SPOTLIGHT 
  February 11 – #BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee – SPOTLIGHT 
  February 11 – Sapphyria's Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
February 12 – Literary Gold – AUTHOR INTERVIEW 
  February 12 – Eskimo Princess Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
February 13 – Christy's Cozy Corners – AUTHOR GUEST POST 
  February 13 – Guatemala Paula Loves to Read – REVIEW
February 13 – Elizabeth McKenna - Author – SPOTLIGHT

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Friday, February 9, 2024

Blog Tour & Giveaway: A Ghostly Blue by Maryann Shanesy

 

A Ghostly Clue (Pet Momma Cozy Mysteries) by Maryann Shanesy

About A Ghostly Clue

 

A Ghostly Clue (Pet Momma Cozy Mysteries) Cozy Mystery 2nd in Series Setting - The small town of Starport Cove and a suburb of the town called Bluffington Hills Independently Published (December 15, 2023) Paperback ‏ : ‎ 151 pages ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 979-8872006169 Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0CQGQG2PH 

It’s the Christmas season in the charming small town of Starport Cove. But amid shopping for gifts, decorating, baking sugar cookies, and organizing the Christmas Bazaar, the discovery of a body is not the holiday event that anyone expected. When antique store owner Milton Cenford is found dead in a suit of armor, amateur sleuth Tarsey Quinston is determined to find the killer.

As quirky visitors arrive in town and create more questions than answers, Tarsey finds herself investigating rumors of a missing historic diary penned by a First Lady from Starport Cove and looking into paranormal activity.

Will the discovery of a mysterious hidden passageway and an encounter with a ghost lead Tarsey and her intuitive cat Silver down the path to danger? Or will they finally unveil the identity of the killer?

About Maryann Shanesy

                                                    

Maryann Shanesy is a native of Maryland who has always enjoyed writing. A lifelong lover of mysteries and anything gardening, she is a pet momma to a rescue dog and cat that brightens her life. She and her husband have two wonderful daughters and live in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. She hopes you will enjoy the second cozy mystery in her series.

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  TOUR PARTICIPANTS 
  February 7 – #BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee – SPOTLIGHT 
  February 8 – Mystery, Thrillers, and Suspense – SPOTLIGHT 
  February 9 – Eskimo Princess Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT 
  February 10 – Maureen's Musings – SPOTLIGHT 
  February 11 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT 
  February 12 – Sapphyria's Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT 
  February 13 – Socrates Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT 
  February 14 – Christy's Cozy Corners - REVIEW 
  February 15 – Literary Gold – SPOTLIGHT 
  February 15 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – REVIEW 
  February 16 – Celticlady's Reviews – SPOTLIGHT 
  February 16 – Reading Authors Network – SPOTLIGHT 
  February 17 – FUONLYKNEW – SPOTLIGHT 
  February 17 – StoreyBook Reviews – SPOTLIGHT 
  February 18 – Guatemala Paula Loves to Read – REVIEW
February 19 – Novels Alive – REVIEW 
  February 20 - Angel's Book Nook – SPOTLIGHT

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Thursday, February 8, 2024

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Hammers and Homicide by Paula Charles

Hammers and Homicide (A Hometown Hardware Mystery) by Paula Charles

About Hammers and Homicides

 

Hammers and Homicide (A Hometown Hardware Mystery) Cozy Mystery 1st in Series Setting - Oregon Crooked Lane Books (January 16, 2024) Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 280 pages 

ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1639105999 ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1639105991 Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0C9PJXCFG

Perfect for fans of Kate Carlisle and Victoria Gilbert, when a body is found in a hardware store, will Dawna Carpenter’s sleuthing measure up to find the killer?

Recent sexagenarian widow Dawna Carpenter thought running her own hardware store after the death of her husband was hard enough. With her adult daughter, April, moving back into town, and Darlene, the annoying boutique owner next door to her shop poking around, Dawna has her hands full. But when she finds a dead man in the bathroom of her store, with a framing hammer by his side, she’s in way over her head.

The victim, Warren Highcastle, was a land developer who was looking to purchase the old theater in town to build a new hotel. Dawna and April, worried about the implications of the crime scene at the hardware store, put themselves on the case. They soon learn that Warren had made quite a few enemies in his short amount of time in town. As the suspect list starts growing, so too do the threats against Dawna and April. Can Dawna and April nail the killer before they strike again?

About Paula Charles

 
 When Paula Charles isn't writing under the towering trees of the Pacific Northwest, she can be found in the garden with her hands in the dirt or sitting on her front porch with a good book and a glass of iced tea. She has a love for small towns, ghost stories, and pie. Paula lives on a small farm in Southwestern Washington with her patient husband and a handful of furry and feathered critters. Paula also writes cozy mysteries under the pen name of Janna Rollins. 


  TOUR PARTICIPANTS 
  February 5 – Mystery, Thrillers, and Suspense – SPOTLIGHT 
  February 5 – Literary Gold – AUTHOR INTERVIEW 
  February 5 – Socrates Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT 
  February 6 – fundinmental – SPOTLIGHT 
  February 6 – Hearts & Scribbles – SPOTLIGHT
February 6 – Guatemala Paula Loves to Read – REVIEW 
  February 7 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – REVIEW 
  February 7 – Maureen's Musing – SPOTLIGHT 
  February 7 – FUONLYKNEW – SPOTLIGHT 
  February 8 – Ascroft, eh? – CHARACTER INTERVIEW 
  February 8 – Christy's Cozy Corners – REVIEW 
  February 8 – Eskimo Princess Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
February 9 – Cozy Up With Kathy – REVIEW, AUTHOR INTERVIEW 
  February 9 – #BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee – SPOTLIGHT 
  February 9 – Sapphyria's Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT 
  February 10 – Angel's Book Nook – AUTHOR GUEST POST 
  February 10 – Elizabeth McKenna - Author – SPOTLIGHT 
  February 11 – StoreyBook Reviews – CHARACTER GUEST POST 
  February 11 – Celticlady's Reviews – SPOTLIGHT 
  February 12 – Melina's Book Blog – REVIEW 
  February 12 – Sarah Can't Stop Reading Books – REVIEW 
  February 12 – Novels Alive – REVIEW

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Thursday, January 18, 2024

Book Tour & Giveaway: Deadly to the Core by Joyce Tremel

Deadly to the Core (A Cider House Mystery) by Joyce Tremel

About Deadly to the Core

 

Deadly to the Core (A Cider House Mystery) Cozy Mystery 1st in Series Setting - Pennsylvania Crooked Lane Books (January 16, 2024) Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 250 pages ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1639105433 ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1639105434 Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0C2P4QB9T

Perfect for fans of Amanda Flower and Julie Anne Lindsey, when Kate Mulligan inherits her great uncle’s fruit orchard, she quickly realizes that apples aren’t the only thing that can have rotten cores.

After losing her husband in a terrible car crash, thirty-five-year-old Kate is left to pick up the pieces of her life alone. Although she has physically recovered, she worries her spirit never will. But when she learns that she has inherited a fruit orchard in a small town just outside Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, from her great uncle Stan, she takes this as an opportunity ripe for the picking. Kate knew immediately what to do with it: open a cider house. Her hopeful plans fall far from the tree when she finds the body of the orchard manager, Carl Randolph, leaving her to figure out who is at the core of this murder.

She had been in correspondence with Carl, who had agreed with her brilliant idea of opening a cider house. But not everyone is so quick to buy what she was selling—Uncle Stan’s lawyer, Robert Larabee, paints a less rosy financial outlook of the orchard’s past, present, and future.

Kate discovers that Carl had large, unexplained deposits to his bank account and it becomes clear that either he was blackmailing someone, or someone was paying him to keep quiet. Meanwhile, Kate and her neighbors receive offers to buy their property from a mysterious buyer. And there’s more than meets the eye with the neighboring orchard owner, Daniel Martinez, although Kate can’t quite put her finger on if it’s sweet or sour.

Will she be able to pick out the bad apple among the bunch before it’s too late?

About Joyce Tremel

Joyce Tremel was a police secretary for ten years and more than once envisioned the demise of certain co-workers, but settled on writing as a way to keep herself out of jail. In addition to the Cider House Mysteries, she wrote the Brewing Trouble Mysteries. As Joyce St. Anthony, she writes the Homefront News historical mysteries. She lives in the beautiful Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania with her husband and two cats named Hops and Lager.

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  TOUR PARTICIPANTS
January 15 – Mystery, Thrillers, and Suspense – SPOTLIGHT 
  January 15 – Baroness Book Trove – SPOTLIGHT 
  January 16 – The Avid Reader – SPOTLIGHT 
January 16 – Literary Gold – AUTHOR INTERVIEW 
  January 17 – Hearts & Scribbles – SPOTLIGHT 
  January 17 – Ascroft, eh? – CHARACTER INTERVIEW 
  January 18 – Christy's Cozy Corners – AUTHOR GUEST POST 
  January 18 – Eskimo Princess Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT 
  January 19 – Cozy Up With Kathy – REVIEW, AUTHOR INTERVIEW 
  January 19 – #BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee – SPOTLIGHT 
  January 20 – Reading Is My SuperPower – REVIEW 
  January 20 – Maureen's Musings – SPOTLIGHT 
  January 21 – StoreyBook Reviews – CHARACTER GUEST POST 
  January 21 – Brooke Blogs – REVIEW 
  January 22 – CelticLady Reviews – SPOTLIGHT 
January 22 – Cassidy's Bookshelves – SPOTLIGHT 
  January 23 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – REVIEW 
  January 23 – Read Your Writes Book Reviews – AUTHOR INTERVIEW 
  January 24 – FUONLYKNEW – SPOTLIGHT 
  January 24 – Sapphyria's Book Reviews – REVIEW 
  January 25 – Socrates Book Reviews – REVIEW J
anuary 25 – MJB Reviewers – SPOTLIGHT 
  January 26 – View from the Birdhouse – REVIEW
January 26 – Novels Alive – REVIEW 
  January 27 – Elizabeth McKenna - Author – SPOTLIGHT 
  January 27 – Cozy, Suspenseful, and Sweet – SPOTLIGHT 
  January 28 – Melina's Book Blog – REVIEW


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Saturday, January 13, 2024

Vanilla Chai and A Vanishing Victim by Victoria Tait Tour & Giveaway

Vanilla Chai and A Vanishing Victim: A British Cozy Murder Mystery with a Female Sleuth (A Waterwheel Cafe Mystery) by Victoria Tait

About Vanilla Chai and A Vanishing Victim

 

Vanilla Chai and A Vanishing Victim: A British Cozy Murder Mystery with a Female Sleuth (A Waterwheel Cafe Mystery) 

Cozy Mystery 3rd in Series Setting - Cotswold, England Kanga Press (January 5, 2024) Number of Pages c. 240 Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0C4V4CCGT

A missing child. A half-baked ransom demand. Can a community cop sift through clues and rescue the tot before teatime?

Sergeant Keya Varma’s culinary dreams come true as she joyfully opens her own café. And attending her sister’s wedding is the cherry on the cake. But her excitement sinks like a souffle when a customer’s little boy disappears.

Shaken as well as stirred into action, the part-time police officer joins the search, but she’s shattered when even a ransom payment doesn’t bring the rug rat back home.

For Keya, justice is served with a side of scones, but can she save the child before the clotted cream turns sour?

Indulge in the Waterwheel Café cozy mystery series, where Keya Varma mixes crime with coffee and crêpes. If you crave appetising characters, a dash of humour, and a dollop of English charm, you’ll devour Victoria Tait's delicious tale.

Bake your way into intrigue with Vanilla Chai and a Vanishing Victim today!

About Victoria Tait

Victoria Tait was born and raised in Yorkshire, England. After following her military husband around the world, she drew on her life’s experiences, and a love of Agatha Christie, Father Brown, and Murder She Wrote, to write British based cozy mysteries.

Her determined female sleuths are joined by colourful and quirky teams of helpers, and her settings are vivid and realistic. As you’re compelled to keep turning the pages, you’ll be irresistibly drawn into a world where you’ll experience surprises, humour and sometimes, a tug on your heartstrings.

Do you like tea, mysteries, and books? Then why not join Victoria's TeaCozy Club for regular news and updates, and download the free prequel to the Dotty Sayers Antique Mysteries series as a gift by visiting VictoriaTait.com

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Vanilla Chai and A Vanishing Victim - Recipe Post


In my book Vanilla Chai and A Vanishing Victim, the heroine, Sergeant Keya Varma, has recently opened her Waterwheel Café.


She serves light lunches, cakes, and afternoon teas. Her sandwiches are a key part of her menu, and as she is a vegetarian, she tries to offer a wide range with weekly specials.


Here are 3 of her sandwich fillings.


Chicken with mustard, tarragon, slices of radish and crunch iceberg lettuce


Ingredients

  • 2 cups of cooked chicken, shredded or diced

  • 1/3 cup of mayonnaise

  • 2 tablespoons of Dijon mustard

  • 1 tablespoon of whole grain mustard

  • 1 tablespoon fresh tarragon, finely chopped

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Bread or rolls of your choice


  • Thin slices of radish and shredded iceberg lettuce for servicing


Method

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the shredded or diced chicken with mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, whole grain mustard, and chopped tarragon.

  2. Mix the ingredients thoroughly until the chicken is well coated with the sauce.

  3. Season the mixture with salt and pepper to taste. 

  4. Refrigerate the chicken mixture for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavours to meld.

  5. Once chilled, you can assemble your sandwiches. Spread the chicken mixture onto slices of bread or inside rolls, and add radish slices and shredded iceberg lettuce.


Smoked Mackerel or Trout Pate with Lemon-Horseradish Sauce



Ingredients:
2 smoked mackerel or trout fillets
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
½ cup of cream cheese, softened (more if needed to create a stiff, spreadable mixture)
1 tsp of horseradish (adjust to taste)
1 tablespoon Greek yogurt (optional for added creaminess)
1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped
Salt and black pepper to taste
Bread or rolls of your choice
Thin slices of cucumber and arugala for servicing

Instructions:

1. Remove the skin from the fish, and flake it into small pieces with a fork, removing any bones.

2. In a small bowl, combine the freshly squeezed lemon juice, cream cheese, horseradish, and chopped fresh dill.

3. Mix the flaked smoked mackerel or trout into the sauce.

4. Season with salt and pepper and add extra horseradish if required. The mixture should be quite stiff and spreadable, but if too stiff, add some Creme Fraiche or Greek yoghurt.

5. Chill for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavours to meld.

6. Before serving, check the seasoning and adjust if necessary.

7. Assemble your sandwiches. Spread the pate onto slices of bread or inside rolls, and add cucumber slices and arugula.


Mock Crab

This vegetarian recipe dates back to rationing during and after World War II.
Ingredients:



2 eggs

3 good sized tomatoes (about ½ pound)

2 oz (55 gm) butter

1 small onion chopped or grated

1 oz (28 gm) grated cheese

2 tablespoons of good white breadcrumbs

Salt and pepper to taste

Splash of Milk

Crunchy iceberg lettuce for serving

Bread or rolls of your choice

Instructions:

1. Skin the tomatoes and stew in the butter with the onions.

2. When this mixture is cooked, add the grated cheese.

3. Beat the eggs with a little milk. Add the breadcrumbs and season.

4. Stir all the ingredients in the pan until it thickens.

5. Chill for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavours to meld.

6. Before serving, check the seasoning and adjust if necessary.

7. Assemble your sandwiches by spreading the mixtures onto slices of bread or inside rolls, and chapped iceberg lettuce.

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