Sunday, December 1, 2013

December Releases for Killer Characters!

December is a wonderful time to sit down with a good book and let it take you away from the holiday stress. It's also a wonderful time to buy that special someone a book you know they'll treasure! And don't forget our holiday giveaways!

One person who leaves a comment today will receive a copy of Murder, She Barked by Krista Davis! 

 











Title: Sketcher in the Rye
Author: Sharon Pape
Publisher: Berkley InterMix
ASIN: BOOAVA4NHO
Book 4 in the Portrait of Crime Mysteries

In Sketcher in the Rye, the fourth book in the Portrait of Crime series, sketch artist and private investigator Rory McCain and her ghost partner from the Old West, federal marshal Zeke Drummond, are hired to find out who's behind the sabotage at Harper Farms. But when Rory finds the body of the farm's accountant in the corn maze, they're soon looking for his killer too. As if that's not enough, Rory and Zeke are forced to face some startling information about the past.






Title: Hero’s Journey
Author: J.J. Cook
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
AISN: B00CX5V5DG
An E-novella in the Sweet Pepper Fire Brigade Mysteries

The Sweet Pepper Fire Brigade’s newly adopted Dalmatian puppy, Hero, is missing. Stella believes he just wandered away from her cabin and got lost. But despite posters and searches by the fire brigade and spotty sightings by locals, there are no leads, and the furry fire fighter has yet to return.
Stella is already worried with a series of progressively dangerous arson fires plaguing Sweet Pepper. And oddly enough, Hero’s appearances are coinciding with the fires. Now with the help of the ghost of Sweet Pepper’s former fire chief, Stella will have to dig up some clues if she hopes to find the pup before he’s lost for good—and find the arsonist before someone loses a life.
Includes a preview of the January 2014 release, Playing with Fire.





Title: The Sayers Swindle
Author:  Victoria Abbott
Publisher:  Berkley Prime Crime
ISBN:  978-0425255292
Book 2 in the Book Collector Mysteries

Jordan Kelly is delighted to make money tracking down rare mystery novels for her employer, Vera Van Alst, an avid collector and the most hated woman in Harrison Falls, New York. But now Vera’s complete set of Dorothy Sayers is missing, and finding them leads Jordan to a murder suitable for Sayers’ esteemed sleuth, Lord Peter Wimsey.Using all her sleuthing skills, Jordan manages to locate Vera’s missing books, in the possession of Randolph Adams, an elderly man in a nearby town. Offering a valuable Hemingway first edition as an incentive, Jordan thinks she’s about to seal the deal—but some of Randolph’s relatives think he should hold out for more. Jordan suspects their motives and their intentions toward Randolph.Before she can hatch a plan, the entire family disappears—and a dead body shows up.  Is it Randolph? Or someone closer to Jordan? It’s up to Jordan to make sure a killer gets booked, before the body count rises. To do so, she puts her own life in the line of fire - in every sense.




Author: Kylie Logan
Title:  Buttoned Up
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
ISBN: 978-0-425-26594-9
Book 4 in the Button Box mysteries

Eccentric artist Forbis Parmenter has invited button expert Josie Giancola to a showing of his latest exhibit of voodoo-inspired works.  He plans to make a show of completing the centerpiece--a button-encrusted statue--when Josie arrives with the final button.  But just as the big moment comes, Forbis bolts out of the gallery.  Is this another one of his publicity stunts?  Or is something more sinister afoot?

 Josie gets the answer when the artist is found dead--his body in the arms of the statue and his eyes and lips sealed shut with buttons.  Now she's using her expert eye to solve the mystery before a crafty killer slips through her fingers.




Author: Krista Davis
Title:  Murder, She Barked
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
ISBN: 9780425262559
Book 1 in the Paws & Claws Mysteries

The Sugar Maple Inn in Wagtail, Virginia, is the country's premiere vacation hot spot for pet owners who can’t bear to leave their furry friends behind.  But this tourist town smells trouble when a killer goes on the prowl….

Holly Miller's life has gone to the dogs. She has no job, her boyfriend's former flame is sniffing around, and a scruffy but loveable Jack Russell Terrier is scattering crumbs all over her borrowed car. Just when she thought things couldn't get worse, a troubling phone call about her grandmother sends her rushing home to the family inn on Wagtail Mountain.

The staff—and a frisky Calico kitten named Twinkletoes—adopts Holly and her new dog on arrival.  But someone in this friendly town is bad to the bone. One of the employees at the inn has been killed in a hit-and-run accident—which is looking anything but accidental. Now Holly and her furry companions will have to nose out the murderer before someone else gets muzzled.



107 comments:

  1. Smudge has his bandana, now I need to read the book. Would be nice to win a copy.

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  2. All of these sound so good. How do you choose one to read?

    Pen M
    pmettert@yahoo.com

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  3. Love Cozy Mystery. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  4. Awesome December releases. Now I just need a snow day so I can get some reading done.

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  5. There is nothing better than relaxing under a warm blanket with a cup of tea and a cozy mystery.

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  6. There is nothing better than reading cozy mysteries. Thank you for the opportunity to win. :)

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  7. What a great contest! I love nothing better than a cozy mystery so am happy to enter! Thanks so much for the opportunity.

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  8. Thanks for bringing back this wonderful holiday tradition. I was lucky enough to win a book last year-let's see if I can do it again! Happy Holidays!

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  9. I have read Krista Davis's other series. I haven't started this one yet. I am always interested in new books.

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  10. Please enter me into the daily drawing. I am enjoying getting to know the authors from this site. Thank you.

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  11. Thanks for all you do to promote my favorite authors!

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  12. What a fun giveaway! I would love to win this book and will be returning for more fun. Thanks so much for your generosity. :-)

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  13. hmm not sure which one I want to read first, wish I had them all today

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  14. I'm looking forward to reading this on a cold December night!

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  15. Thrilled to See All of You on "Killer Characters" Have Always Loved This Site...

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  16. Can't wait for the new Krista Davis book!

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  17. So many goodies for Christmas looks like I need to buy/rent/download gifts for myself :)

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  18. This looks great! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  19. Sounds like I need to get my Christmas wrapping done so I can settle in with a good book!

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  20. I'm ordering Murder She Barked today! Thanks for the chance to win more!

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  21. Thanks for this great giveaway and interesting feature. Wonderful. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. December is the perfect month for cozy mysteries! Well, that's every month, but the ones in which I hibernate make reading the most fun!

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  23. Great website Great authors Great books -- Can't wait to see what 2014 has to offer

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  24. Thank you for this opportunity. What a great idea! That shouldn't come as a surprise, though, since it's from a bunch of great people!

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  25. Thanks for the giveaway!! Would love to win one!

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  26. So excited to dig into some new books this season. Krista, yours sounds like a treat :)

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  27. Thank you for doing this giveaway, Merry Christmas to you!

    wfnren(at)aol(dot)com

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  28. I am anxiously awaiting "Murdered, She Barked", ready for a new series!!!! Would love to win a copy:)

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  29. Hope I win!!!! What a great Christmas Give Away idea!

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  30. Can't wait for all the new books!!!

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  31. This book looks awesome! Would love to win!

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  32. Looking forward to reading these new releases!

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  33. Happy December. Thanks for this great giveaway.

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  34. I am always up for reading new books and stories! What a "killer" idea to make a contest out of it! I hope I win! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  35. I sincerely hope I am chosen. Thanks for the opportunity!
    Louise Laba

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  36. Day 1 - entry 1 - maybe I'll be a winner. :)

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  37. Wow what a nice giveaway, I love this series.

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  38. Wonderful Giveaway for the Holidays! Thank you! I can never get enough Cozy Mysteries! I was hooked after I read my first one! :)

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  39. I bought a lot of cozies at the beginning of November, but there is always room for more!

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  40. My dog too won a bandana. Thank you! Maybe now the book???

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  41. I'd love to win some of her books! Thay be good to make a tv show how nice it be

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  42. This will be a very fun month! Hoping to win!

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  43. Would love to win! Always looking for something new to read!!

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  44. Thanks for the chance to win one of your books. I like reading new authors.

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  45. Christina Girdner - BlevinsDecember 1, 2013 at 3:04 PM

    I hope to win one of these wonderful books

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  46. Great giveaway! Love to find new authors!

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  47. What a wonderful sounding collection

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  48. My first visit and what a great contest!!

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  49. Would love to win! Love mysteries!

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  50. what a wonderful way to kick off December!!!
    thank you!!

    cyn209 at juno dot com

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  51. MURDER, SHE BARKED and THE SAYERS SWINDLE were already on my TBR list ... the other books have now joined them! (I really dug the Domestic Diva series and the first Book Collector Mystery title.) Happy holidays, y'all!

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  52. Murder She Barked sounds like a great start to a new series. I've been wanting to start the Buttoned Up series as well. Thank you for sharing! Happy December 1st, and Happy Holidays! :)

    Brooke
    brooke811 at ymail dot com

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  53. Murder She Barked is on my to be read list as well. Love reading the Domestic Diva Series, so happy that there is a new release before next June again. Have a great Christmas! Lots of other authors on here I enjoy as well.

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  54. I would love to win a copy of Murder, She Barked! I enjoy books by Krista Davis.
    Such a great collection of books listed! =)

    Have a wonderful Holiday Season!

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  55. I love cozy mysteries. I have never read this author but this book sounds good.
    Tammy Hudson
    HUBTIVOLI1@YAHOO.COM

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  56. Fireplace is on.........Hot chocolate in hand.........Just need a good book to read ! :)

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  57. I would love to win this! Krista Davis is a fabulously talented writer, and I am proud to call her one of my favorites!

    Debbie Rhoades
    ReadingMama922@gmail.com

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  58. "Murder, She Barked" sounds like just the book I need to read while curled up on the sofa with my Scottie.

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  59. Today's mystery, "Murder, She Barked", sounds like a good one to read while petting and cuddling my beagles.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  60. I have been reading Killer Characters for some time -- and have found some fabulous reads. Thank you.
    This one, Murder, She Barked, isn't one I have read yet, but would like to.

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  61. I can't wait to read Murder, She Barked. Cozy mysteries are my favorite way to cope with the long winter months. A hot cup of coffee and a warm blanket complete the scenario.

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  62. Oh my gosh..I actually have a first edition Hemmingway. This couldn't be more perfect! ~ Teri (shado85455@aol.com)

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  63. I received my confirmation today that my pre-ordered copy is in the mail! I have really enjoyed seeing all of the doggies in their bandanna's on FB. I know this series is going to be great. Keep up the awesome job!

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  64. Love to win and give my review on my 2 online bookgroups, that I just featured Krista Davis on.

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  65. Great contest. Thanks for thinking of us!

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  66. Great fun.
    kaye.killgore@comcast.net

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  67. What a great contest...hoping for Christmas magic to happen!

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  68. Love good books for cold December days.

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  69. Great contest, thanks for doing this.

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  70. This is a wonderful contest. I love to read and with winter upon us their is nothing better than a good book. Would love to be a winner

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  71. I've come to the realization that I will not live long enough to read all the books that I want to. But I'm sure as heck gonna try.

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  72. Lots of great reads already on my wish list! Buttoned Up is on its way from Amazon - can't wait!

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  73. I would LOVE to win any of these! What a nice contest. =)

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  74. I can't wait until all this moving business is done so I can get back to reading! I am missing books so much!

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  75. Just the thing for a cozy read on a winter day! Shelia sheliarha64@yahoo.com

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  76. Thank for such a wonderful contest! I am keeping my fingers & toes crossed.

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  77. Krista, I love the Diva series, so I am sure this will also be a great read. Here in Kansas City, the weather is getting colder; it's the perfect weather for curling up with a good book!

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  78. Love krista Davis! Thanks for the great December giveaway chances!

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  79. So many awesome books coming out in December. I hope Santa brings me everyone of them. Thanks for the books and contest

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  80. So many great books coming out this month!

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  81. I love books, which means this is the perfect contest! Good luck to everyone!

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  82. Wonderful giveaway. So many wonderful books. Thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  83. Wonderful giveaway, thank you.

    debredevil@yahoo.com

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  84. There is nothing that makes me smile more than sitting down to one of your cozy mysteries! Thanks so much for the great giveaway!

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  85. Love your books, love your free books better. ;)

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  86. Kristina M. AndersonDecember 2, 2013 at 7:31 PM

    So many wonderful books coming out this month. Cannot wait to get them on Tuesday. Murder, She Barked looks really good. I love it when new series come out. More for me to read! Thank you for a chance to win.

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  87. Being a mystery lover, there are just so many great cozies and other mystery and adventure/thrillers out now that it makes it hard to get to read everything that I want to read. I try to keep up with each of my favorite author's series but have gotten a bit behind lately with so many family commitments so sure would love to win Murder, She Barked which I am sure will be fantastic. Thank you. Cynthia B.

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  88. Woo Hoo! this site works. thanks, MJM! Can't wait to read all your books.

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  89. Fingers crossed. I hope, I hope I hope?

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  90. HI - Looking forward to reading more wonderful mysteries!

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  91. Wonderful giveaway would love to win, I love cozy's

    debredevil@yahoo.com

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  92. Thank you :)
    Lori

    lorih824 at yahoo dot com

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  93. Just wonderful thank you.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  94. Love Krista Davis cozy mysteries! Would love an earlier Christmas present of Murder She Barked. Whatcha think Santa Krista? Happy Holidays to all @ Killer Characters!

    Tennisace50(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  95. A nice book to read during this cold snap

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  96. I'm so interested in your books. If I don't win one, or get one for Xmas, I'm ordering! Thanks for the chance!
    UkiMama3@aol.com

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