Posts Categorized: Book Spotlight

Nov 14 2017
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Scrapbook of Murder by Lois Winston – Spotlight and Giveaway

Scrapbook of Murder by Lois Winston – Spotlight and Giveaway

Scrapbook of Murder by Lois Winston
An Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery #6

Crafts and murder don’t normally go hand-in-hand, but “normal” deserted craft editor Anastasia Pollack’s world nearly a year ago. Now, tripping over dead bodies seems to be the “new normal” for this reluctant amateur sleuth.

When the daughter of a murdered neighbor asks Anastasia to create a family scrapbook from old photographs and memorabilia discovered in a battered suitcase, she agrees—not only out of friendship but also from a sense of guilt over the older woman’s death. However, as Anastasia begins sorting through the contents of the suitcase, she discovers a letter revealing a fifty-year-old secret, one that unearths a long-buried scandal and unleashes a killer. Suddenly Anastasia is back …

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Nov 13 2017
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Act of Betrayal by Matthew Dunn – Excerpt and Giveaway

Act of Betrayal by Matthew Dunn – Excerpt and Giveaway

Act of Betrayal
by Matthew Dunn
on Tour October 23 – November 30, 2017

Synopsis:

In this riveting entry in the celebrated thriller series, former intelligence operative Will Cochrane—a “ruthless yet noble” (Ft. Worth Star-Telegram) man from whom “Bond and Bourne could learn a thing or two” (Madison County Herald)—comes out of hiding to expose a conspiracy involving a past assassination that reaches to the highest echelons of the U.S. government.

Three years ago, intelligence officer Will Cochrane was brought in by a Delta Force colonel to assassinate a terrorist financier in Berlin. After the job, the commander vanished, and hasn’t been heard from since. The details don’t quite add up, and one of the CIA agents who was involved has been investigating the mission. …

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Nov 12 2017
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Of Spice and Men by Sarah Fox – Spotlight and Giveaway

Of Spice and Men by Sarah Fox – Spotlight and Giveaway

Of Spice and Men by Sarah Fox
A Pancake House Mystery #3
Alibi
November 7, 2017

Lights. Camera. Murder? Wildwood Cove’s star turn is soured by a sneaky killer in this delicious cozy mystery from the USA Today bestselling author of The Crêpes of Wrath.

With a Hollywood film crew in town to shoot a remake of the horror classic The Perishing, the residents of Wildwood Cove are all abuzz. Even Marley McKinney, owner of The Flip Side Pancake House, can overlook the fact that the lead actress, Alyssa Jayde, happens to be an old flame of her boyfriend. After all, the crew loves Marley’s crêpes—so much so that Christine, the head makeup artist, invites her onset for a behind-the-scenes tour. But when Marley …

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Nov 11 2017
6

Dead Storage by Mary Feliz – Excerpt + Giveaway

Dead Storage by Mary Feliz – Excerpt + Giveaway

Dead Storage by Mary Feliz
A Maggie McDonald Mystery #3

As a professional organizer, Maggie McDonald brings order to messy situations. But when a good friend becomes a murder suspect, surviving the chaos is one tall task…

Despite a looming deadline, Maggie thinks she has what it takes to help friends Jason and Stephen unclutter their large Victorian in time for its scheduled renovation. But before she can fill a single bin with unused junk, Jason leaves for Texas on an emergency business trip, Stephen’s injured mastiff limps home—and Stephen himself lands in jail for murder. Someone killed the owner of a local Chinese restaurant and stuffed him in the freezer. Stephen, caught at the crime scene covered in blood, is the …

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Nov 07 2017
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King Harald’s Snow Job by Richard Audry – Spotlight + Giveaway

King Harald’s Snow Job by Richard Audry – Spotlight + Giveaway

King Harald’s Snow Job by Richard Audry
King Harald Mysteries #3

It’s early December and Andy Skyberg is itching to blow town for a weekend of holiday cheer with old friends—including a date with an attractive divorcée who thinks he’s hot.

But first, Aunt Bev needs a teensy bit of help. She’s managing the Girls’ Weekend Out event at the Beaver Tail Resort and could use some extra muscle. Andy figures he can spare a few hours before hitting the road.

Mother Nature, though, has other plans. A giant blizzard makes an unexpected turn. Andy and his pooch King Harald find themselves snowbound—in a hotel full of hard-partying women, stranded travelers, a hockey team, a man-eating novelist, a belligerent blogger, and one violent, …

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Oct 27 2017
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Best-Laid Plants by Marty Wingate

Best-Laid Plants by Marty Wingate

Best-Laid Plants by Marty Wingate
A Potting Shed Mystery #6
Alibi
October 17, 2017

A trip to the English countryside turns into a brush with death for Pru Parke, the only gardener whose holiday wouldn’t be complete without a murder to solve.

Pru and her husband, former Detective Chief Inspector Christopher Pearse, are long overdue for a getaway. So when Pru is invited to redesign an Arts and Crafts garden in the picturesque Cotswolds, she and Christopher jump at the chance. Unfortunately, their B&B is more ramshackle than charming, and the once thriving garden, with its lovely Thyme Walk, has fallen into heartbreaking neglect. With the garden’s owner and designer, Batsford Bede, under the weather, Pru tackles the renovation alone. But just as she’s …

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Oct 23 2017
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The Grand by Dennis D. Wilson – Showcase + Giveaway

The Grand by Dennis D. Wilson – Showcase + Giveaway

The Grand
by Dennis D. Wilson
on Tour October 1-31, 2017

Synopsis:

Chicago cop Dean Wister takes a forced vacation when he is on the brink of a breakdown after the death of his wife. During his summer solstice in Jackson Hole, where he met her years before, he is called in to consult by local police when a notorious Chicago mobster is found dead in the Snake River. Dean’s investigation threatens to uncover the secrets of a group of memorable suspects, ranging from rich tycoons to modern day cowboys, and threatens to derail the Presidential prospects of the Senator from Wyoming. As Dean follows the leads from Wyoming to Chicago to Washington D.C., he also struggles to cope with the personal loss that …

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Oct 14 2017
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Another Man’s Poison by Jo-Ann Lamon Reccoppa – Spotlight + Giveaway

Another Man’s Poison by Jo-Ann Lamon Reccoppa – Spotlight + Giveaway

Another Man’s Poison by Jo-Ann Lamon Reccoppa
A Jersey Girl Cozy Mystery #3

Crime reporter Colleen Caruso has an appetite for romance…and trouble. When someone tries to poison Ken Rhodes (her handsome boss and boyfriend), Colleen vows to hunt down the culprit and serve them up to the police. She’s whisked away into the scrumptious world of restaurants and gourmet food as she tangles with four culinary divas from Ken’s past.

Trouble is, Colleen doesn’t know when to turn down the heat.

Is this Jersey Girl’s investigation a recipe for disaster?

Or will the poisoner get their just desserts?

Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

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1,154 total views, 8 views today

Oct 10 2017
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Pupcakes by Annie England Noblin – Excerpt

Pupcakes by Annie England Noblin – Excerpt

Pupcakes by Annie England Noblin

Sit! Stay! Speak! author Annie England Noblin’s novel takes one woman starting over, adds an aging pug named Teddy Roosevelt, and proves the power of a well-baked dog treat.

All she wants is a settled-down life.

What she gets is a dog—and a whole new normal . . .

There he stood in the doorway: overweight, depressed and nearly homeless—a pug named Teddy Roosevelt. Teddy was Brydie Benson’s latest problem, arriving on top of her messy divorce and sudden move. Brydie needed a place to start over, so this rent-free home seemed a great idea. She just never counted on Teddy, or his owner, the Germantown Retirement Village’s toughest customer, Pauline Neumann.

And because rent-free doesn’t mean bills-free, Brydie …

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Oct 09 2017
2

The Ninja’s Illusion by Gigi Pandian

The Ninja’s Illusion by Gigi Pandian

The Ninja’s Illusion by Gigi Pandian
Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt Mystery #5

A fabled illusion performed by a stage magician who claims to possess real supernatural powers. A treasure from the colonial era in India when international supremacies vied for power. A phantom trading ship lost over 200 years ago. And a ninja whose murderous intentions in present-day Japan connect the deeds of a long-dead trader who was much more than he seemed…

When Jaya travels from San Francisco to Japan with her stage magician best friend Sanjay—a.k.a. The Hindi Houdini—for his Japanese debut, she jumps at the chance to pursue her own research that could solve a tantalizing centuries-old mystery.

With the colorful autumn leaves of historic Kyoto falling around her, Jaya …

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