High Kicks,Hot Chocolate and Homicides

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“Hilarity and camaraderie.” —RT Book Reviews

Murder takes center stage . . .

It’s a Christmas miracle for the Happy Hoofers—Tina, Janice, Pat, Mary Louise, and Gini. They’ve scored a gig at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall with the legendary Rockettes, complete with sexy Santa suits and microphones on their shoes. But when a dazzling diva of a dancer is found dead under the stage, there’s quite a lineup of suspects. In between rehearsals and seasonal sightseeing—and the discovery of a multi-talented, multi-colored cat—the toe-tapping troupe has to sort out the intrigue before another victim kicks the bucket . . .

INCLUDES COOKING TIPS AND TASTY RECIPES

Praise for the Happy Hoofers Mysteries

“McHugh delivers murder and mayhem.” —Jerilyn Dufresne

“Hilarity and hijinks.” —Nancy Coco

“Cozy adventure for mystery buffs.” —Library Journal

 

About the Author

Mary McHugh graduated from Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts, with a B.A. in English Literature and studied at the Sorbonne in Paris. She is the author of the first four books in the Happy Hoofers series—Chorus Lines, Caviar, Corpses; and Flamenco, Flan, and Fatalities; Cancans, Croissants, and Caskets, and Bossa Novas, Bikinis, and Bad Ends; nineteen nonfiction books; and two other novels. She was a contributing editor for Cosmopolitan, an articles editor at Woman’s World, Travel Holiday, and Bridal Guide, and has written articles for The New York Times, Good Housekeeping, and Family Circle.  She loves to tap dance and to travel—two passions that inspired her to write the Happy Hoofers series. She lives in the New York area. Visit her at http://www.marymchugh.org.
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Hot Chocolate and Homicide

Today’s book is all about Hot Chocolate good for any holiday ! Free with Kindle Unlimited to borrow. Lisa 

 

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It is almost Valentine’s Day and Charlotte and Ally are frantically trying to fill chocolate orders for the special day. Their hot chocolate gift packs are flying out the door and they couldn’t be happier.

But then the local dairy farm owner lands up dead. Charlotte and Ally cannot resist a good mystery and decide to do some snooping of their own. But with the suspects piling up they realize they might have bitten off more than they can chew.

Will Charlotte and Ally be able to find the killer before they land up in hot water?

Recipe Included: Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

A Plantation,a Tour Guide and a Poltergeist

Title: A Plantation, a Tour Guide, and a Poltergeist
Author: CC Dragon
Genre: Paranormal Cozy Mystery
Cover Designer: Viola Estrella
Publication Date: August 10th, 2018

Blurb:
Deanna Oscar Paranormal Mysteries Book 8
Ghosts never forget, rarely forgive, and frequently refuse to move on.
While Deanna is helping her brother settle in, her friends relationships give her reasons to worry and celebrate—depending on the couple.
Work, however, never stops.
The case that falls in her lap at the Hundred Willows Plantation is truly disturbing. The ghosts have become restless—attacking tourists and tour guides. While the family denies there is anything haunting the antebellum mansion, they can’t hide the truth from Deanna.
The plantations dark history repeats itself. Specific scenes playing out over and over. That isn’t the worst of it.
It’s when the supernatural residents try to interact with humans that injury and death become a recurring theme for the living.
The only way to change the pattern is for Deanna to put herself in the path of anger, attack, and Death (wearing high heels) itself.
A loyal Chicago girl who loves deep dish pizza, the Cubs, and The Lake, CC Dragon is fascinated by the metaphysical and paranormal.  She loves creating characters, especially amateur sleuths who solve mysteries. A coffee and chocolate addict who loves fast cars, she’s still looking for a hero who likes to cook and clean…so she can write more!
Author Links:
Buy Links:
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A Club, an Imposter, and a Competition: https://amzn.to/2tToyAs
A Bar, a Brother, and a Ghost Hunt: https://amzn.to/2MLEmwl
A Voodoo Shop, a Zombie, and a Party: https://amzn.to/2u0hDVq
A Cemetery, a Cannibal, and the Day of the Dead: https://amzn.to/2IMZfVy
A Dungeon, a Vampire, and an Infatuation: https://amzn.to/2NoDkHs
A Casino, a Cheater, and a Charity Ball: http://amzn.to/2GQsDJH
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Pasta Mortem * Supper Club Mysteries Book 7

Thursday Cozy Mystery Spotlight

Lisa s Everyday Life

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A brand-new book in the harrowing and heartwarming Supper Club Mystery series by New York Times bestselling author Ellery Adams and Agatha Award–winning author Rosemary Stevens!

Librarian James Henry and his supper club sleuths will take a trip down memory lane searching for clues that will help catch a killer . . .

When the cast of the old Hearth and Home TV show gather for a twenty-fifth reunion at a local bed-and-breakfast where the show was filmed, the townsfolk are thrilled to meet the actors and relive their memories of a simpler time. Their nostalgic mood is broken, though, by an ambitious real estate developer who has also come to Quincy’s Gap with an eye toward turning the quiet town into the South’s hottest new tourist destination. Tensions are boiling over, and when the developer gets a little too sauced one night at the B&B and turns…

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Murder Wears White

June – And I am thinking weddings . So today let’s Celebrate!!!

 

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Mallory Shepard’s wedding planning business is off to a shaky start when a member of the bridal family drops dead at a food tasting . . .

Mallory hopes to unveil her new B&B just in time for her first ceremony as a wedding planner. The renovations to Thistle Park—the mansion she inherited in small-town Port Quincy, Pennsylvania—are almost complete. But what Mallory didn’t plan on is the bride’s aunt being poisoned at the wedding tasting and her perfect venue becoming a crime scene.

Adding to the mystery is the discovery that this is not the first murder in the bridal family, and as Mallory becomes engaged in her own investigation she learns the man convicted of the crime may not be guilty. Now she has two crimes to solve before the bride walks down the aisle—but a killer has other plans to ensure that Mallory forever holds her peace . . .

Praise for Engaged in Death

“I had great fun reading the adventures of nouveau sleuth Mallory Shepard as she wrangles corpses, kittens, and a cheating fiancé in this charming debut mystery.” —Laura Levine, author of Murder Has Nine Lives

About the Author
A native Pittsburgher, Stephanie Blackmoore now lives in Missouri, with her husband, son and two spirited cats. She was an attorney in Pittsburgh and a librarian in Florida before becoming a writer. Stephanie is a fan of snow, pierogis, and everything black-and-yellow. She is hard at work on her next Wedding Planner mystery.

Pie Town Mysteries * Book Tour

The Quiche and the Dead
A Pie Town Mystery Book 1
by Kirsten Weiss
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Is Val’s breakfast pie the quiche of death?
Owning her own business seemed like pie in the sky to Valentine Harris when
she moved to the coastal California town of San Nicholas, expecting
to start a new life with her fiancé. Five months—and a broken
engagement—later, at least her dream of opening a pie shop has
become a reality. But when one of her regulars keels over at the
counter while eating a quiche, Val feels like she’s living a nightmare.
After the police determine the customer was poisoned, business at Pie Town
drops faster than a fallen crust. Convinced they’re both suspects,
Val’s flaky, seventy-something pie crust maker Charlene drags her
boss into some amateur sleuthing. At first Val dismisses Charlene’s
half-baked hypotheses, but before long the ladies uncover some shady
dealings hidden in fog-bound San Nicholas. Now Val must expose the
truth—before a crummy killer tries to shut her pie hole.
Bleeding Tarts
A Pie Town Mystery Book 2
Val’s new pies are foolproof—but not bulletproof.
Old West ghost towns are as American as apple pie. So what better place
to sponsor a pie-eating contest than the Bar X, a fake ghost town
available for exclusive private events on the edge of Silicon Valley.
Valentine Harris is providing the pies, hoping to boost business for
her struggling Pie Town shop and become a regular supplier for the Bar X.
But no sooner does she arrive in town than a stray bullet explodes the
cherry pie in her hands. And the delicious dessert is not the only
victim. Val finds the Bar X bartender shot dead in an alley. Egged on
by her flaky friend and pie crust specialist, Charlene, Val aims to
draw out the shooter. But solving a real murder in a fake ghost town
won’t be easy as pie. And if Val doesn’t watch her back, her pies
won’t be the only thing filled full of lead . . .
Kirsten Weiss worked overseas for nearly fourteen years, in the fringes of
the former USSR and in South-east Asia. Her experiences abroad
sparked an interest in the effects of mysticism and mythology, and
how both are woven into our daily lives.
Now based in San Mateo, CA, she writes genre-blending steampunk suspense,
urban fantasy, and mystery, blending her experiences and imagination
to create a vivid world of magic and mayhem.
Kirsten has never met a dessert she didn’t like, and her guilty pleasures
are watching Ghost Whisperer re-runs and drinking red wine.
Follow the tour HERE
for exclusive content and a giveaway!

 

Jam,Jelly & Just Desserts

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Life in Ravenwood Cove is sweet…until the most hated man in the area’s history moves back to town. Buster Radcliffe’s fortune was made by selling jams and jellies nationwide, but will that be enough to protect him from enemies or just make him a target for murder?

Amanda already has enough on her plate without having to deal with the uproar around Radcliffe’s return. A new house under construction, a thriving bed-and-breakfast that suddenly has disaster after disaster, a handsome husband who’s gone on business a lot of the time, and an estranged father that shows up on her doorstep. When her life suddenly gets tangled up in Radcliffe’s plots, Amanda has to dig up town secrets that could make her a target as well.

This is a clean cozy mystery, rating PG because hey, someone does die in the story.

Biography

Carolyn’s Website at http://CarolynDeanBooks.com

I’ve been writing and making stories in my head as early as I can remember. In third grade I came home, set my lunchbox down, and told my mother I wanted to be a writer. Luckily, Mom was supportive.

I’ve been a published author for a while now, under different names and genres, but the thought of writing about a small coastal town in Oregon, and about its loves and mysteries and holidays and people has been with me for years. To be honest, I am a bit scared to dump those ideas onto the written page, but hope you’ll enjoy getting to meet the people who inhabit my imagination.

In real life, I’m married with kids, live on the West Coast of the US, and own a hobby farm just outside of my favorite small town. I love to travel, and can often be found strolling down a windy Oregon beach, holding onto the string of a high-sailing dragon kite.

Devil Food Cake * Culinary Mysteries #3

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It’s been years since author Thom Mortenson has been back to Garrison, Colorado. As part of the committee who invited the bestselling writer to speak at the library fundraising benefit, Sadie Hoffmiller wants everything to be perfect—right down to the homemade devil’s food cake she baked herself. Certainly, murder was not on the menu.

When Thom’s manager ends up dead on stage, Sadie jumps in to offer her guidance and expertise to investigators. But when the police refuse to take her seriously, Sadie has no choice but to pursue justice on her own. After all, is Sadie to blame if she keeps stumbling over information? Can Sadie turn her back when people intricately woven into the deception keep crossing her path? With her son, Shawn, at her side, her reputation on the line, and a full cast of suspicious characters, Sadie Hoffmiller is once again cooking her way through a case that offers far more questions than answers.

Editorial Reviews

Review

Sadie did it again and served Chocolate to boot!!, March 02, 2010
By Barbara

Josi Kilpack is one amazing author. How she can come up with the amazing mysteries that she does amazes me each time I read one of her books. I have really enjoyed her culinary mysteries with Sadie Hoffmiller serving up the solutions to the murders. Devils Food made me realize they are getting better and better. oh yeah let us not forget the YUM Factor!!!!!

In a word, WOW., February 21, 2010
By Cheri

If Sadie Hoffmiller’s other adventures (Lemon Tart, English Trifle) were enjoyable romps, Devil’s Food Cake is an edge-of-your-seat thrill ride. The events of the book all happen over about a 15 hour period–in a 350 page book, you can well imagine the wildness of the ride. We’re introduced to a few new characters, and it’s a real test to figure out who is the real villain. And, to top it off, there’s a teaser in the back of Key Lime Pie–Sadie’s next adventure. That tantalizing tidbit is going to haunt me for months!

About the Author

Josi S. Kilpack is the author of nine novels, including the award-winning mystery Sheeps Clothing. She was born and raised in Salt Lake City and now lives with her husband, Lee, and their children in Willard, Utah. She loves to read and write, bake delicious confections, and garden.

Murder with Cherry on Top * Cynthia Baxter

Its Net Galley Sunday ! And I am thinking Ice Cream –

 

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Kate McKay had doubts about swapping her high-powered life in Manhattan for Wolfert’s Roost, the quaint Hudson Valley village where she grew up. But when she moves back to care for her ailing grandmother, Kate decides to start fresh and indulge her dream of running an ice cream shop. All goes smoothly—until she’s reunited with old acquaintances nuttier than a vat of rocky road . . .

Kate should be thrilled about opening Lickety Splits Ice Cream Shoppe in the heart of town. Instead her spirits melt like soft serve in the summer when she learns that her childhood frenemy, Ashley Winthrop, has started selling frozen treats in the bakery across the street. Turns out, Ashley hasn’t sweetened since high school. And, once again, she’s game for some very unfriendly competition . . .

But before Ashley can kill Kate’s new business, someone kills Ashley—stabbing her to death inside the bakery. Worse, the murder occurs right after the two rivals drew crowds with a heated argument, leaving half of Wolfert’s Roost speculating that Kate was finally pushed over the edge . . .

With rumors swirling and her reputation in serious trouble, Kate is determined to get the real scoop on the crime—even if it means joining forces with a former flame. As she pieces together clues to a chilling scandal, Kate soon realizes that she’ll need way more than a sprinkle of wit if she wants to expose the killer and live to see another sundae . . .

Includes mouthwatering ice cream recipes from the Lickety Splits Ice Cream Shoppe!

Net Galley review – Yum Ice Cream & a new cozy mystery a perfect match. Kate open a new ice cream shop in the area she grew up. But when a childhood rival starts selling ice cream too – murder is next and who is the prime suspect Kate.  A cute coming home cozy mystery with fun characters & hometown charm. And yes – Ice Cream in this start of a new series. Bring me more.   Lisa

April Mystery Tour :

4/14 National Pecan Day !  Let the fun Begins :

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Sink your teeth into the sweet taste of cupcakes and murder!

Who would’ve thought that something as sweet and innocent as picking out baby furniture could lead to nearly witnessing a murder? Missy and Echo stumble upon a crime scene that leads to a tangled web of suspects for Chas to unravel.

Spencer and Janssen are back on the case, until tragedy strikes, changing one of their lives forever.

Things are heating up between mild-mannered Mortician, Timothy Eckels and his spunky assistant Fiona. Will she be able to break down the walls that he’s hidden behind since he found out that his ex-wife was a serial killer?

Bookworm Joyce wonders if she’ll be single for her entire life, and feisty Aunt Beulah vows to get her hitched, come heck or high water.

Don’t miss out on this exciting new installment in the Cupcakes in Paradise series, by award-winning author, Summer Prescott!