Posts Tagged: Great Escapes Book Tours

Apr 19 2018
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Farewell, My Cuckoo by Marty Wingate – Spotlight

Farewell, My Cuckoo by Marty Wingate – Spotlight

Farewell, My Cuckoo by Marty Wingate
A Birds of a Feather Mystery #4
Alibi • April 10, 2018

Julia Lanchester must defend her love nest from an invasive species: her boyfriend’s sister. And then there’s the little matter of murder…

“The cuckoo comes in April and sings its song in May. In June it changes tune and July it flies away.”

Wedding bells are ringing in the small British village of Smeaton-under-Lyme. Julia Lanchester’s second-in-command at the local tourist center is finally getting married, and the lovebirds are giving Julia and her live-in boyfriend, Michael Sedgwick, ideas about their own future. But before anyone can say “Will you,” Michael’s flighty older sister, Pammy, crashes the party, fresh off a breakup and lugging all her …

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Apr 18 2018
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The Marmalade Murders by Elizabeth J. Duncan – The Art of the Cover + Giveaway

The Marmalade Murders by Elizabeth J. Duncan – The Art of the Cover + Giveaway

The Marmalade Murders by Elizabeth J. Duncan
A Penny Brannigan Mystery #9
Minotaur Books • April 24, 2018

The latest book in an award-winning mystery series, celebrated for its small-town charm and picturesque Welsh setting and starring amateur sleuth Penny Brannigan.

The competition is friendly and just a little fierce at the annual Llanelen agricultural show as town and country folk gather for the outdoor judging of farm animals and indoor judging of cakes, pies, pastries, chutneys, jams and jellies, along with vegetables, fruit and flowers. But this year, there’s a new show category: murder.

Local artist, Spa owner, and amateur sleuth Penny Brannigan agrees to help with the intake of the domestic arts entries and to judge the children’s pet competition on show …

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Apr 16 2018
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Chicken Culprit by Vikki Walton – Spotlight and Giveaway

Chicken Culprit by Vikki Walton – Spotlight and Giveaway

Chicken Culprit by Vikki Walton
A Backyard Farming Mystery Book 1

Finally healing after her heart-breaking divorce, Anne Freemont is ready to put the painful past behind her.

Discovering an old Victorian for sale in the small mountain town of Carolan Springs may be just what she needs. The beauty of Colorado beckons, so Anne heads west to start her new life.

Yet, before Anne’scompletely settled in, her neighbor is found dead in his compost pile. What’s worse is that Anne’s quirky young neighbor, Kandi Jenkins, could be the killer. When Kandi begs for her help, Anne feels she has no choice but to help the young woman.

However, she finds herself quickly at odds with the local sheriff. And while she uncovers more …

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Apr 14 2018
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The Silver Gun by L.A. Chandlar – Excerpt

The Silver Gun by L.A. Chandlar – Excerpt

The Silver Gun by L.A. Chandlar
An Art Deco Mystery Book 1
Kensington • August 29, 2017

New York City, 1936. In the midst of the Great Depression, the Big Apple is defiantly striving toward an era infused with art, architecture, and economic progress under the dynamic Mayor La Guardia. But those in City Hall know that tumultuous times can inspire both optimism and deadly danger…

It’s been six months since Lane Sanders was appointed Mayor Fiorello “Fio” La Guardia’s new personal aide, and the twenty-three-year-old is sprinting in her Mary Janes to match her boss’s pace. Despite dealing with vitriol from the Tammany Hall political machine and managing endless revitalization efforts, Fio hasn’t slowed down a bit during his years in office. …

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Apr 09 2018
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Three Strikes, You’re Dead by Elena Hartwell – Eddie Shoes Character Guest Post

Three Strikes, You’re Dead by Elena Hartwell – Eddie Shoes Character Guest Post

A Private Eye, a Card-Counter, and a Giant Canine walk into a Resort…by Eddie Shoes, Private Eye (and Elena Hartwell, author).

Vacation with my mother. I can’t believe how excited I am about the prospect. Chava and I rarely went anywhere when I was a kid. Chava was a single mom and travel wasn’t something we could afford. When I left my hometown of Spokane, Washington, at eighteen, I traveled the entire west coast. It was the first time I’d left the state. I went all the way south to San Diego. I wanted to see Mexico. I even went over the border for an afternoon in Tijuana.

My father, Eduardo, is from Mexico. At least, I think that’s where …

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Apr 08 2018
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The Killing at Kaldaire House by Kate Parker

The Killing at Kaldaire House by Kate Parker

The Killing at Kaldaire House by Kate Parker
The Milliner Mysteries Book 1
Self-published • April 2, 2018

A dying man. The painting within her reach. What’s a thief to do?

Talented London milliner Emily Gates creates amazing hats for Society ladies, but to collect from those who don’t pay her bill, she burglarizes their homes. She needs every penny to send her deaf brother to school. Late one night, she sneaks in to find Lord Kaldaire badly injured in his study. Unwilling to abandon him, she calls for help.

When Kaldaire dies without revealing who attacked him, his widow agrees to keep Emily’s secrets ― if Emily will help find her husband’s killer. A bigger danger is a Scotland Yard inspector who threatens …

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Apr 06 2018
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Deadly Reception by Karen Randau

Deadly Reception by Karen Randau

Deadly Reception by Karen Randau
Tawnee Mountain Mysteries
Self-published • April 16, 2018

A severed head. A philandering husband. A skeleton in the basement. This was not the perfect wedding Rita Avery planned for her daughter Zoe!

Rita Avery and her detective husband Cliff arrive at New Jersey’s Tawnee Mountain Resort prepared to greet Zoe’s wedding guests in just three hours. Who would have expected to find a man’s torso in their closet?

Things explode into high gear when the victim’s head shows up at the golf equipment shack. A good look at his social media makes Rita wonder if a wife murdered her husband as revenge for infidelity. Or did a secret admirer decide to liberate the wife from her scoundrel husband?

Worse, is …

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Apr 02 2018
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Natural Thorn Killer by Kate Dyer-Seeley – Character Guest Post

Natural Thorn Killer by Kate Dyer-Seeley – Character Guest Post

Natural Thorn Killer by Kate Dyer-Seeley
A Rose City Mystery #1
Kensington • March 27, 2018

Cut down among the flowers…

Britta Johnston might be a late bloomer, but after leaving her deadbeat husband and dead-end job, she’s finally pursuing her artistic passion at her aunt Elin’s floral boutique, Blooma, in Portland, Oregon. It’s on the banks of the Willamette, in a quaint district of cobblestone paths and cherry trees. The wine bar featuring Pacific Northwest vintages is a tasty bonus, offering another kind of bouquet to enjoy. But things aren’t as peaceful as they look.

For one thing, someone’s been leaving dead roses around—and a sleazy real estate developer who wants the waterfront property has put a big-money offer on the table. Then, …

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Mar 31 2018
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Cinco de Murder by Rebecca Adler – Do You Have the Makings of an Awesome Amateur Sleuth?

Cinco de Murder by Rebecca Adler – Do You Have the Makings of an Awesome Amateur Sleuth?

Cinco de Murder by Rebecca Adler
A Taste of Texas #3
Berkley • April 3, 2018

Tex-Mex waitress and part-time reporter Josie Callahan serves up more Lone Star justice in this spicy mystery from the author of The Good, the Bad, and the Guacamole.

It’s fiesta time in Broken Boot, Texas, and tourists are pouring into town faster than free beer at a bull roping for the mouthwatering Cinco de Mayo festivities. Tex-Mex waitress Josie Callahan, her feisty abuela, and even her spunky Chihuahua Lenny are polishing their folklórico dances for Saturday’s big parade, while Uncle Eddie is adding his own spicy event to the fiesta menu: Broken Boot’s First Annual Charity Chili Cook-off.

But Uncle Eddie’s hopes of impressing the town council go …

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Mar 26 2018
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Clues in the Sand by Terry Ambrose – Guest Post and Giveaway

Clues in the Sand by Terry Ambrose – Guest Post and Giveaway

Clues in the Sand by Terry Ambrose
A Seaside Cove Bed & Breakfast Mystery #2
Satori • March 15, 2018

To Rick Atwood’s dismay, the police find a body on the beach near his Seaside Cove B&B. The dead woman held a porcelain fragment from an ancient rice bowl, which the cops believe is a clue to her murder.

The chief suspect is Flynn O’Connor, a female archaeologist known for her hatred of treasure thieves. Trouble is, Rick’s daughter Alex sees Flynn as a role model and will not believe her friend is a killer.

Alex pressures her dad as only a ten-year-old can to prove Flynn is innocent. The mayor is also making demands–for Rick to stay out of the investigation. With his …

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