Posts Tagged: Cozy Mystery Book Reviews

Jun 25 2013
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Cadmium Yellow, Blood Red by Jacqueline T. Lynch

Cadmium Yellow, Blood Red by Jacqueline T. Lynch

Cadmium Yellow, Blood Red by Jacqueline T. Lynch

A post-World War II “cozy” mystery about a museum heist, a missing child, a murder, a recent ex-con and an even more recent widow.

In Hartford, Connecticut, 1949, Juliet Van Allen, a museum administrator, discovers that her artist husband is having an affair with another woman. Just a wee bit shocked, Juliet slips unseen back to her office to mull over her options and wish the earth would swallow her, when she meets an intruder. Elmer Vartanian, recently released from prison for a museum robbery, is coerced into helping scout the museum for a heist by a gang that has kidnapped his daughter. When her husband is found murdered, Juliet becomes the prime suspect, …

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Jun 14 2013
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Bathing Beauties, Booze & Bullets by Ellen Mansoor Collier

Bathing Beauties, Booze & Bullets by Ellen Mansoor Collier

Today I’m excited to share Bathing Beauties, Booze & Bullets with you. This Jazz Age Mystery is a perfect summer read. Check it out below.

Bathing Beauties, Booze & Bullets by Ellen Mansoor Collier

It’s 1927 in Galveston, Texas—the “Sin City of the Southwest.” Jasmine (“Jazz”) Cross is an ambitious 21-year-old society reporter for the Galveston Gazette who tries to be taken seriously by the good-old-boy staff, but the editors only assign her fluffy puff pieces, like writing profiles of bathing beauties. The last thing Jazz wants to do is compare make-up tips with ditzy dames competing in the Miss Universe contest, known as the “International Pageant of Pulchritude and Bathing Girl Revue.”

She’d rather help solve the murders of young …

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Jun 12 2013
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The Final Arrangement (The Flower Shop Mystery Series, #1) by Annie Adams

The Final Arrangement (The Flower Shop Mystery Series, #1) by Annie Adams

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The Final Arrangement
The Flower Shop Mystery Series, #1
Annie Adams

The Vulture is dead.

The body of Quincy McKay’s nemesis and biggest competitor in the floral business has just been discovered in a casket at the mortuary, complete with flowers on the lid.

Derrick Gibbons, aka The Vulture, stole all of Quincy’s funeral business, and now she’s on a mission to get it back. But there’s a problem—Quincy is now the main suspect in The Vulture’s murder.

Armed with only her Zombie delivery van, good intentions, and the …

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Jun 05 2013
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Red Tape by Michele Lynn Seigfried

Red Tape by Michele Lynn Seigfried

Red Tape by Michele Lynn Seigfried

In this captivating tale of crime, government corruption and mystery, Municipal Clerk Chelsey Alton gets more than she bargained for when she encounters an irate resident and loose cannon, Robert Triggers. He has been harassing the employees in the small, Jersey shore town where she works and becomes the prime suspect when multiple attempts to sabotage the municipal building are made.

Chelsey begins to piece it all together and finds herself framed for a crime she did not commit. She narrowly escapes several attempts at her demise, only to find herself in a much more precarious situation. Will she make it out alive or end up a tragic victim at the hands of a madman?

About Michele …

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Jun 04 2013
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Shepherd’s Pie De-Lite and Steamed to Death

Shepherd’s Pie De-Lite and Steamed to Death

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Gourmet health food caterer Gigi Fitzgerald is used to helping dieters drop a dress size. But when her clients start dropping dead, she’s ready to switch her chef’s hat for a detective’s cap and track down a killer. . .

Aging soap star Felicity Davenport is looking to revamp her image, and she’s using Gigi’s Gourmet De-Lite to help her shed a few of those unwanted pounds. Having such a high-profile client is definitely good …

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May 21 2013
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Grannies, Guns and Ghosts by Madison Johns

Grannies, Guns and Ghosts by Madison Johns

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Grannies, Guns and Ghosts by Madison Johns

Senior snoop, Agnes Barton, has taken up residence in a Winnebago at a campground in East Tawas, Michigan. It’s not the ideal place for a woman of seventy-two to live, but she’s making do. She had planned to start a detective agency with partner in crime, Eleanor Mason, but a snag with the license has them free wheeling it, not that it matters because they are …

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May 19 2013
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Delayed Death by Beate Boeker

Delayed Death by Beate Boeker

Delayed Death by Beate Boeker

What do you do when you find your grandfather dead half an hour before your cousin’s wedding? You hide him in his bed and tell everyone he didn’t feel like coming.

Delayed Death is an entertaining mystery set in Florence, Italy. When Carlina finds her grandfather dead on the day of her cousin’s wedding, she decides to hide the corpse until after the ceremony. However, her grandfather was poisoned, and she becomes the attractive Inspector’s prime suspect. On top of that, she has to manage her boisterous family and her luxurious lingerie store called Temptation, a juggling act that creates many hilarious situations.

I love books with touches of humor and mischief. It doesn’t matter if …

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May 12 2013
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Bowled Over by Victoria Hamilton – Guest Post

Bowled Over by Victoria Hamilton – Guest Post

Bowled Over
Author: Victoria Hamilton
Series: Vintage Kitchen Mysteries #2
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Pub. Date: March 2013

Vintage kitchenware and cookbook collector Jaymie Leighton has been estranged from her high school best friend Kathy Cooper since they were teenagers, but she never knew what turned Kathy against her. After fireworks at a Fourth of July picnic, Jaymie discovers the body of her former friend in the park. On the ground nearby is Jaymie’s own Depression-era glass bowl, broken in two.

With her fingerprints all over the bowl and a troubled history with the victim, Jaymie suddenly finds herself at the top of the list of suspects. Did the killer intend to frame her for the murder? If so, she is ready to mix it …

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Apr 01 2013
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Head Case by Jennifer Oko

Head Case by Jennifer Oko

Meet Olivia Zack, neuroscientist, pharmaceutical consultant—and murder victim.

A humorous mystery from an author whose work has been called “simply riveting” by The New York Times and “sharp and fast-paced” by Publisher’s Weekly—it’s Alice Sebold’s The Lovely Bones meets Carl Hiaasen’s Nature Girl (with a dash of Janet Evanovich’s One for the Money) as Olivia embarks on a postmortem quest to deconstruct the events that lead up to her mind-altering death.

A comic satire of the influence of the psychopharmaceutical industry on American life, HEAD CASE takes Olivia and her estranged friend and roommate Polly Warner on a collision course involving ethically challenged executives, spotlight-hungry celebrities, third-rate mobsters, and drug-dealing babushkas. A smart and savvy page-turner, HEAD CASE explores the meaning …

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