Publisher: Crooked Lane Books

Jun 20 2020
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Booked for Death by Victoria Gilbert

Booked for Death by Victoria Gilbert

My Thoughts

Booked for Death by Victoria Gilbert is the first book in the new Booklovers B&B Mystery series and it is set in Beaufort, NC. North Carolina is my favorite state to visit – my sister-in-law’s sister lives in Wilmington, and I’ve been fortunate enough to spend some time there. I love everything about a B&B for book lovers! What a perfect destination vacation. I’d love to participate in fun bookish events – especially in an area I love spending time in. The setting and the premise of the story drew me in first. I found myself reading until I was too sleepy to keep going! That is the mark of a good book for me – when I …

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Apr 19 2020
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All We Buried by Elena Taylor – Schweitzer: A Story About a Dog + Review & Giveaway

All We Buried by Elena Taylor – Schweitzer: A Story About a Dog + Review & Giveaway

Schweitzer: A Story About a Dog

I am a working dog and Earle Rivers was my person. He taught me how to sniff out all kinds of things so I could help him in his job as the Sheriff of Collier. We made a great team. He was my person and I would do anything for him.

Then Earle went away. I don’t really understand what happened. He left on a walk. I know that’s what he was doing, because I know what he looks like when he’s planning a long walk in the woods. I wanted to go with him, but he wouldn’t let me. He said. “You stay with Bet. She’s your person now.”

I’m not sure why he said …

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Dec 21 2017
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Unnatural Causes by Dawn Eastman

Unnatural Causes by Dawn Eastman

My Thoughts

Unnatural Causes by Dawn Eastman is the first book in the Dr. Katie LeClair mystery series. I found this to be a suspenseful mystery that had me juggling quite a few suspects along the way. I love the redirections thrown in and the way the story just kept growing. I thought the ending was so good! I am looking forward to more books in this series.

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Nov 17 2017
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Death at the Emerald by R.J. Koreto – Guest Post and Giveaway

Death at the Emerald by R.J. Koreto – Guest Post and Giveaway

Lady Frances and Mallow: Friends and Colleagues

My sleuth, Lady Frances Ffolkes, employs a maid, probably the most conventional thing she does. And exploring their relationship is the most fun I have in writing my mysteries!

Frances, of course, is a very non-traditional heroine in turn-of-the-century England. Although times were changing, some conventions were set in stone: well-born women didn’t work and could have no occupation except perhaps charitable work. They lived at home until they found a suitable husband—or one was selected for them.

But Lady Frances turns all those conventions on their heads: she lives on her own, campaigns for women’s suffrage, chooses her own romantic partners (even going outside of her class) and sets herself up as …

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Nov 03 2017
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A Deadly Éclair by Daryl Wood Gerber – Camembert Onion and Mushroom Soup Recipe + Review + Giveaway

A Deadly Éclair by Daryl Wood Gerber – Camembert Onion and Mushroom Soup Recipe + Review + Giveaway

Traveling Meal
Soup

As our traveling feast continues, it’s time for soup. Do you love soup? I’m not big on cold soups, but I adore hot soups. I don’t get to eat soup out at restaurants very often because there are so many that are made with a roux (or gluten). That doesn’t mean I can’t cook them at home.

Since we’re still celebrating the upcoming release of the first of the French Bistro Mysteries, A DEADLY ÉCLAIR, on our tour, I thought I’d share an onion soup I make with Camembert cheese rather than the typical Gruyère cheese. Of course, the soup is loaded with onions.

FYI, I’m turned on by aromas. If I can’t rum up …

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Sep 18 2017
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Lies She Told by Cate Holahan

Lies She Told by Cate Holahan

Guest Post

Thanks for having me on the blog to share a bit about my third novel, Lies She Told.

My favorite line in Lies She Told comes in the first act. Liza Cole, my author protagonist, is explaining how she develops her stories. “I don’t invent my characters, I steal them from my surroundings. To be a writer is to be a life thief. Every day, I rob myself blind.”

I like the line because I think it tells a truth about most myself and most writers. We’re all observers and describers of real phenomenon, first. We abstract from what we see around us, read about in the newspaper, in other books, or on the Internet, and understand about …

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Jun 14 2017
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No Turning Back by Tracy Buchanan – Guest Post + Giveaway @TracyBuchanan

No Turning Back by Tracy Buchanan – Guest Post + Giveaway @TracyBuchanan

My writing sanctuary by Tracy Buchanan

Each morning, there’s nothing that gives me more joy then stepping into my beautiful study. It wasn’t always like that though. When we viewed our new house before putting in an offer, the room was filled floor to ceiling with books, files, boxes of clothes and more. The wallpaper was peeling, the carpet threadbare. But I could see through all that. I knew it would one day be the place I’d write my novels. So when we moved in, it was the first room I set about redecorating.

While my novels are mainly set in seaside locations, I like the darker side (as you’ll see in my latest novel No Turning …

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