Posts Categorized: Guest Post

Feb 27 2021
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Spring Upon a Crime by ML Erdahl – Character Guest Post: Suzy Hawkins

Spring Upon a Crime by ML Erdahl – Character Guest Post: Suzy Hawkins

Spring Upon a Crime by ML Erdahl
A Seattle Wilderness Mystery #2
The Wild Rose Press, Inc • January 13, 2021

Wilderness guide Crystal Rainey leads a group of college students to a private campground amidst the awe-inspiring Olympic Rain Forest. The excursion is ruined when the charming hostess Roxie is discovered standing over the land owner’s body, murder weapon in hand.

Enlisted to investigate the crime to absolve her friend, Crystal descends on the quiet city of Forks to find loggers, developers, and eco-protesters circling the property, intent on either exploiting or protecting the bastion of old-growth forest. The list of suspects is intimidating. Can Crystal find answers in a community determined to keep her in the dark?

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Feb 14 2021
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fISh OUt of WaTER by Marc Jedel – Interview with Colton Buck + Giveaway

fISh OUt of WaTER by Marc Jedel – Interview with Colton Buck + Giveaway

fISh OUt of WaTER by Marc Jedel
An Ozarks Lake Mystery Book 1
BGM Press • January 8, 2021

A small-town homicide. A community swamped in secrets. Can married amateur sleuths bait and capture the killer before the truth slips away?

Elizabeth Trout had escaped her rural Arkansas hometown. Compelled to sort through her deceased grandmother’s belongings, she and her new husband Jonas make an unexpected trip down south to the family ranch. But when the property manager turns up dead, Elizabeth is rocked when her ex-boyfriend-turned-deputy arrests her for the murder.

As incriminating evidence piles up and the sheriff’s convinced he’s got the right suspect, Elizabeth and Jonas must fish for clues on their own. With a multitude of potential culprits and her …

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Feb 11 2021
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18 1/2 Disguises by Larissa Reinhart – Slow-Cooked Roast Beef Debris Po’ Boys + Giveaway

18 1/2 Disguises by Larissa Reinhart – Slow-Cooked Roast Beef Debris Po’ Boys + Giveaway

Slow-Cooked Roast Beef Debris Po’ Boys

Although this isn’t a culinary cozy mystery, the Maizie Albright Star Detective series is set in Georgia and gives me an excuse to write about my favorite Southern foods. My ex-actress turned private investigator loves to eat, particularly now that she’s off-screen and doesn’t have to worry as much about her weight.

In 18 1/2 Disguises, one of the foods I describe her and a police detective eating is Debris Po’ Boys. This is a Cajun-style roast beef sandwich and I think, super delicious. I’ve had all kinds of po’ boys, but this is my favorite. It also fits with the season for the setting of 18 1/2 Disguises, in February, around Mardi Gras.

Now …

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Dec 14 2020
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The Secret on Rum Runner’s Lane by Melissa Bourbon – Caramel Corn Recipe + Giveaway

The Secret on Rum Runner’s Lane by Melissa Bourbon – Caramel Corn Recipe + Giveaway

The Secret on Rum Runner’s Lane by Melissa Bourbon
A Book Magic Mini Mystery #1
Lake House Press • November 10, 2020

The Lane women are bibliomancers, but Cassie sees her divination not as a gift, but as a curse–one from which she desperately wants to escape. It turns out, though, that running from her fate isn’t as easy as she thought it would be. When a woman goes missing, and a neighbor turns up dead, Cassie turns to the books she’s always avoided to help her find the truth.

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Hello Readers!

It’s December! Which means it is the perfect time for treats. When I think of the holidays, I definitely think of food. …

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Dec 04 2020
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Abide with Me by Jane Willan – Character Guest Post featuring Reverend Mother

Abide with Me by Jane Willan – Character Guest Post featuring Reverend Mother

Abide with Me by Jane Willan
A Sister Agatha and Father Selwyn Mystery #3

The season of Epiphany is in full swing at Gwenafwy Abbey when ten new nuns from a convent in Los Angeles join the community of Anglican sisters in Wales. They bring energy, youthful enthusiasm, and more electronic equipment than Sister Agatha could have imagined. The arrival of the new nuns brings something else to the Abbey—a bit of unexpected notoriety. Claire Pennoyer, an ambitious young reporter for The Church Times, interviews the new sisters for a feature story. Murder is the last thing on anyone’s mind when Claire is found dead on the beach, her mobile phone in the sand. A tragic death, says Constable Barnes. A …

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Nov 14 2020
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Bogged Down by Charlotte Stuart – Guest Post: Writing a Book Review

Bogged Down by Charlotte Stuart – Guest Post: Writing a Book Review

Bogged Down by Charlotte Stuart
A Vashon Island Mystery Book 1

An ancient bog hidden away in a forest is the perfect backdrop for murder…

BOGGED DOWN is a mystery set on Vashon Island, a place that has been described as Mayberry-meets-Burning Man. Its motto: Keep Vashon Weird.

Lavender (Lew) Lewis moved there because it is only a twenty-minute ferry ride from Seattle, yet light-years away in tempo and character. She grew up on a commune in Alaska, joined the army at 17, does woods parkour for exercise and HR investigations to earn a living. Life in her waterfront cabin with her two food-obsessed cats is predictable and relatively stress-free. Until she leads a tour group into an ancient bog on the island …

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Nov 07 2020
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Mimi Lee Reads Between the Lines by Jennifer J. Chow – Coconut Woman + Giveaway

Mimi Lee Reads Between the Lines by Jennifer J. Chow – Coconut Woman + Giveaway

Mimi Lee Reads Between the Lines by Jennifer J. Chow
A Sassy Cat Mystery Book 2

When a local teacher is found dead, LA’s newest pet groomer Mimi Lee finds herself in a pawful predicament—with her younger sister’s livelihood on the line.

Mimi Lee is on top of the world. She has a thriving pet grooming business, the sweetest boyfriend, and a talking cat to boot. When she arrives at the elementary school where her sister Alice works, she’s expecting a fun girls’ night out—but instead finds a teacher slumped over in her car, dead.

Alice was the last one to see Helen Reed, which instantly marks her as the prime suspect. Unable to sit quietly and let the authorities walk all over …

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Oct 29 2020
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Slightly Murderous Intent by Lida Sideris – Giving Happiness a Boost + Giveaway

Slightly Murderous Intent by Lida Sideris – Giving Happiness a Boost + Giveaway

Slightly Murderous Intent by Lida Sideris
A Southern California Mystery Book 4

There’s a shooter on the loose who keeps missing his target. But that doesn’t stop him from trying again…and again. It’s up to Corrie Locke, rookie lawyer and spunky sleuth, to find the gunman before he hits his mark, Assistant Deputy D.A. James Zachary, Corrie’s hunky and complicated frenemy.

When Corrie is stuck with more questions than answers, she enlists a team with various strengths, from weapons to cooking skills, to help her find the shooter. Her computer whiz boyfriend Michael is onboard. So is former security guard Veera. Toss in an over-the-hill informant and a couple of feuding celebrity chefs and Corrie’s got her very own A-Team. Okay, maybe …

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Oct 25 2020
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Paws for Concern by Amy Hueston – Meet Samantha Armstrong + Giveaway

Paws for Concern by Amy Hueston – Meet Samantha Armstrong + Giveaway

Paws for Concern by Amy Hueston
A Canine Confections Mystery Book 1
Donelson Press • August 22, 2020

Life is good for Samantha Armstrong. She left her cheating boyfriend, settled into her cozy cottage on her Aunt Mary’s Palm Beach estate and is finally opening Canine Confections, her dream dog bakery on the ritzy Worth Avenue.

But Samantha’s happy new life goes doggone crazy when Palm Beach resident and pastry shop owner Whitney Goodwin is found dead on Canine Confections’ floor, whisking Samantha into the middle of a murder investigation. The only bright spot is that she finds herself adopting Whitney’s loveable dog Sweet Pea.

As the killer strikes again, it’s obvious that the shopkeepers on Worth Avenue are the target. Samantha’s impatience won’t …

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Sep 29 2020
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The Funeral Murder by Nancy Lynn Jarvis – Guest Post and Giveaway

The Funeral Murder by Nancy Lynn Jarvis – Guest Post and Giveaway

The Funeral Murder by Nancy Lynn Jarvis
A PIP Inc Mystery Book 2

In The Glass House, the first book in the PIP Inc. Mysteries series Pat Pirard, recently downsized Santa Cruz Law Librarian, needed to find a new job in a hurry. She printed business cards announcing she was Private Investigator Pat and crossed her fingers, hoping she could earn enough money working for attorneys as a PI to survive.

Pat’s first investigation went well, so she’s excited when she gets a call from an estate attorney who offers her a second job. The attorney tells Pat his client died at a funeral and he needs help sorting out who is entitled to inherit her estate.

Pat quickly discovers the dead woman’s …

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