Posts Categorized: Book Spotlight

Nov 21 2018
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Wreath Between the Lines by Daryl Wood Gerber

Wreath Between the Lines by Daryl Wood Gerber

Wreath Between the Lines by Daryl Wood Gerber
A Cookbook Nook Mystery #7
Beyond the Page • November 8, 2018

The Agatha Award–winning author of Pressing the Issue returns to the Cookbook Nook, where Jenna Hart is busy decking the halls and ducking a killer…

The holidays are Jenna Hart’s favorite time of year, but just as she’s decorating the Cookbook Nook for all the festive events, her imperious older sister makes a surprise visit, anxious that her husband’s been more naughty than nice. To make matters worse, her father’s good friend Jake shows up on her doorstep with a frantic report that his friend has been murdered—trussed with Christmas lights and impaled with a tree star.

Worried that Jake was the intended …

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Nov 19 2018
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The Killer Christmas Sweater Club by Terry Ambrose

The Killer Christmas Sweater Club by Terry Ambrose

The Killer Christmas Sweater Club (A Seaside Cove Bed & Breakfast Mystery)
by Terry Ambrose

About the Book

The Killer Christmas Sweater Club (A Seaside Cove Bed & Breakfast Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Publisher: Satori
Print Length: 342 pages
Digital ASIN: B07H27NCP4

All ten-year-old Alexandra Atwood wants for Christmas is to get her dad and the B&B’s cook Marquetta under the mistletoe. After all, how can they get married if they don’t kiss first?

When murder strikes in Seaside Cove, bed-and-breakfast owner Rick Atwood is asked to help find the killer. But this will not be an easy case to crack. …

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Nov 17 2018
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Murder at Harbor Village by GP Gardner – Spotlight

Murder at Harbor Village by GP Gardner – Spotlight

Murder at Harbor Village by GP Gardner
Cleo Mack #1
Lyrical Underground • November 13, 2018

Young retiree Cleo Mack is trading in academia for a second act in Harbor Village, a community for active seniors in coastal Alabama. But someone in this picture-perfect coastal town is burning the candle at both ends…

It’s love at first sight when Cleo arrives in Fairhope, Alabama, after taking early retirement from her longtime position as professor of social work. Touted as “the nicest town in the world,” Fairhope is home to an eclectic community of retirees. Harbor Village boasts classes in painting, pottery, and photography, not to mention being a buyer’s market for husbands. It seems an ideal place to make new friends and rediscover …

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Nov 16 2018
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A Cold Brew Killing by Lena Gregory

A Cold Brew Killing by Lena Gregory

A Cold Brew Killing by Lena Gregory
All-Day Breakfast Cafe Mystery #3
Lyrical Underground • November 6, 2018

When an ice cream vendor discovers a frozen stiff, Florida diner owner Gia Morelli has to serve up some just desserts…

Gia has become good friends with Trevor, a fun, flirtatious bachelor who owns the ice cream parlor down the street from her popular All-Day Breakfast Café. Trevor has the scoop on all sorts of local attractions and activities. But when he bursts into her diner, trembling and paler than a pint of French Vanilla, she can tell something’s very wrong. Trevor points her toward his shop then passes out cold. When Gia runs down to his shop, she discovers a chilling sight—a dead …

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Nov 14 2018
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The Secluded Village Murders by Shelly Frome

The Secluded Village Murders by Shelly Frome

The Secluded Village Murders
by Shelly Frome
on Tour November 1-15, 2018

 

Synopsis:

For tour guide Emily Ryder, the turning point came on that fatal early morning when her beloved mentor met an untimely death. It’s labeled as an accident and Trooper Dave Roberts is more interested in Emily than in any suspicions over Chris Cooper’s death. For Emily, if Chris hadn’t been the Village Planner and the only man standing in the way of the development of an apartment and entertainment complex in their quaint village of Lydfield, Connecticut, she might have believed it was an accident, but too many pieces didn’t fit.

As Emily heads across the pond for a prescheduled tour of Lydfield’s sister village, Lydfield-in-the-Moor, she discovers that the murderer may …

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Nov 12 2018
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Purls and Poison by Anne Canadeo

Purls and Poison by Anne Canadeo

Purls and Poison by Anne Canadeo
A Black Sheep & Co. Mystery #2
Kensington • October 30, 2018

When a fellow Black Sheep Knitter is suspected of poisoning her coworker, the group puts down their needles and takes up their friend’s defense . . .

Suzanne Cavanaugh has just about had it with her office rival at Prestige Properties. It’s bad enough that Liza Devereaux is constantly needling her at work, but when she shows up at one of Suzanne’s open houses to poach potential buyers, it’s the last straw. No one in the office fails to hear the two snarling at each other.

When Liza is later found dead in her office cubicle—poisoned by a diet shake—Suzanne becomes the prime suspect. It’s soon …

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Nov 11 2018
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Reason to Doubt by Nancy Cole Silverman

Reason to Doubt by Nancy Cole Silverman

Reason to Doubt by Nancy Cole Silverman
A Carol Childs Mystery #5
Henery Press • November 6, 2018

Carol Childs is in the middle of one of the biggest stories of her life. Her daughter Cate has returned from college with a boyfriend in tow. A photographer who police suspect to be The Model Slayer, responsible for the murder of three young women.

Not since the Hillside Strangler has Los Angeles been so on edge.

And when the police arrest Cate’s boyfriend, Carol’s personal life and professional worlds collide. A tattooed cocktail waitress calls the radio station and asks to speak with Carol off the record. She knows the true identity of the real Model Slayer because she says she killed him.

Tensions mount as …

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Nov 08 2018
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House of Ashes by Loretta Marion – Excerpt and Giveaway

House of Ashes by Loretta Marion – Excerpt and Giveaway

House of Ashes by Loretta Marion
A Haunted Bluffs Mystery #1
Crooked Lane Books • November 13, 2018

A family patriarch’s dying proclamation, an enigmatic disappearance, and a century-old curse converge in the shadows of a majestic home on Cape Cod’s craggy coast.

Thirty-seven-year-old painter Cassandra Mitchell is fourth-generation to live in the majestic Battersea Bluffs, a brooding Queen Anne home originally built by her great-grandparents, Percy and Celeste Mitchell, and still standing despite tragedies that have swept the generations. Local lore has it that there was a curse placed on the family and the house is haunted, though opinions are divided on whether it’s by malicious or benevolent spirits. Cassie believes the latter―but now she stands to lose her beloved home to …

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Nov 07 2018
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Uncle and Ants by Marc Jedel – Spotlight and Giveaway

Uncle and Ants by Marc Jedel – Spotlight and Giveaway

Uncle and Ants by Marc Jedel
A Silicon Valley Mystery #1
BGM Press • October 11, 2018

Mysterious attacks. Mischievous nieces. Can a clueless uncle catch a tech-savvy killer … and be home before bedtime?

When a freak accident hospitalizes Marty Golden’s sister and condemns him to babysitter duty, he thinks it’s just another case of hardwired bad luck in Silicon Valley. Until a suspicious murder suggests the mishap was no mere coincidence. Something must be done.

Too bad this quirky, fashion-backward uncle isn’t exactly hero material.

Convinced his sister is in mortal danger, this amateur sleuth follows clues to an oddball array of suspects. Armed with nothing but an eye for detail and powers of self-delusion, Marty tangles with gangsters, a cantankerous school secretary, …

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Nov 05 2018
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The Skeleton Makes a Friend by Leigh Perry – Spotlight and Giveaway

The Skeleton Makes a Friend by Leigh Perry – Spotlight and Giveaway

The Skeleton Makes a Friend by Leigh Perry
A Family Skeleton Mystery Book 5
Diversion Books • November 6, 2018

Georgia Thackery is feeling pretty good about her summer job teaching at prestigious Overfeld College, and she’s renting a rustic cabin right by a lake for herself, her daughter, Madison, and her best friend, Sid the Skeleton. Together again, the trio are enjoying the quiet when a teenager named Jen shows up looking for her friend. Georgia doesn’t recognize the name, but she learns that the person Jen was looking for is actually Sid.

Sid reveals that he and Jen are part of a regular online gaming group that formed locally, and one of their members has gone missing. Sid admits that he …

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