Sunday, June 1, 2014

Great reads from Killer Characters for June 2014!

June is a sweet time for a great read from Killer Characters!


Summer is here! During June and July, we're having a Cozy Days of Summer Giveaway! 
You could win a book or some swag.
Scroll down to see the details and today's prize.


Teapot Collector Mysteries #1


Author: Amanda Cooper (pseudonym of Victoria Hamilton)
Title: Tempest in a Teapot
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Series: Teapot Collector Mysteries 
ISBN: 978-0425265239



Tucked away in the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York is the charming town of Gracious Grove, where time moves slowly, gossip spreads quickly, and the scones are to die for…

When her fashionable Manhattan restaurant goes under, Sophie Taylor retreats to her grandmother’s cozy shop, Auntie Rose’s Victorian Tea House, where serenity is steeped to perfection in one of her many antique teapots. The last thing Sophie expects is a bustling calendar of teahouse events, like her old friend Cissy Peterson’s upcoming bridal shower.

Not everyone is pleased with the bride-to-be’s choice of venue—like Cissy’s grandmother, who owns a competing establishment, La Belle Epoque, and has held a long-simmering grudge against Rose for stealing her beau sixty years ago. Tensions reach a boiling point when Cissy’s fiancĂ©’s mother dies while sampling scones at La Belle Epoque. Now, to help her friend, Sophie will have to bag a killer before more of the guest list becomes a hit list…




An Amish Quilt Shop Mystery # 2


Author: Isabella Alan
Title: Murder, Simply Stitched
Publisher: Obsidian
ISBN 978-0451413642

When Angela Braddock enters her quilts in an Amish auction, she never expects one of her neighbors to end up going, going, gone. Angie is finding her niche as the new owner of her late aunt’s Amish quilt shop, Running Stitch. But as the summer is winding down, so is business. To bolster support for the shop, Angie decides to sell her quilts in the Rolling Brook Amish Auction, including some of her aunt’s most prized works. The quilts promise to be a hit—but the gavel comes down on the lively event when Angie stumbles upon the body of township trustee Wanda Hunt behind a canning shed. The cause of death: a poisoned blueberry fry pie from Rachel Miller’s bakery table. Now Angie’s closest friend is a murder suspect. With Angie taking the lead, she and the other women of her aunt’s quilting circle set out to patch together the clues and stop a killer set on shredding the simple peace of Rolling Brook.




Domestic Diva Series # 8



Author: Krista Davis
Title: The Diva Wraps It Up
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Series: Domestic Diva Mysteries #8
ISBN: 978-0425258149

In the latest novel in the national bestselling Domestic Diva Mystery series, it’s beginning to look a lot like murder. The holidays are domestic diva Sophie Winston’s favorite time of year. But this season, there seem to be more mishaps than mistletoe. First, Horace Scroggins tumbles from a balcony during his office Christmas party. Then, Sophie’s neighbor takes a fall from his ladder while decorating his roof with lights. But it’s the cookie swap that really starts her wondering who’s naughty or nice. Sophie arrives at the annual event with high spirits and thirteen dozen chocolate-drizzled gingersnaps. But when an argument erupts and a murder ensues, it becomes clear that the recent string of events is anything but accidental. Now Sophie has to make a list of suspects…and check it twice!



A Museum Mystery


Sheila Connolly
Razing the Dead, 
Berkley Prime Crime

ISBN: 978-0425257135
Between the challenges of her position as president of the Pennsylvania Antiquarian Society in Philadelphia and of taking her relationship with FBI agent James Morrison to the next level, Nell Pratt has got her hands full. Nevertheless, when a powerful developer approaches the Society to make sure the old dairy farm he wants to level is not hiding any archaeological or historical surprises that could derail the project he’s planning, Nell decides to make time to personally accompany him to the proposed site. But when they get to the property, they stumble upon a startling discovery—a body floating face down in a pond. The dead man turns out to be an amateur history enthusiast, who may have uncovered secrets about the farm that got him killed. Now it’s up to Nell and James to get to the bottom of things before there are more deadly developments…


A Threadville Mystery # 4


Author:   Janet Bolin
Title:  Night of the Living Thread
Publisher:  Berkley Prime Crime
ISBN: 978-0-425-26799-8


It’s early October, and hordes of visitors have descended on the tiny, celebrated village of Threadville, Pennsylvania, to attend a Halloween crafts fair, a zombie retreat, and the wedding of Edna Battersby—dear friend to Willow Vanderling, owner of the chic machine embroidery boutique In Stitches. As a friendly prank for Edna’s wedding, Willow and her friends have fashioned an overly extravagant hoop skirt, complete with lights and music. But in a bizarre turn of events, the garish gown is implicated in a mysterious lakeside murder. Now Willow must follow a trail of glow-in-the-dark thread, delve into ancient Egyptian curses, and creep through a haunted graveyard to unearth a killer—before she becomes the next fashion victim…



Embroidery Series #7


Author: Amanda Lee
Title: Thread End
Publisher: Signet
ISBN: 978-0451467393


Embroidery shop owner Marcy Singer is about to have the rug pulled out from under her. Marcy can’t wait to see the new exhibit at the Tallulah Falls museum on antique tapestries and textiles, including beautiful kilim rugs. But her enthusiasm quickly turns to terror when, the day after the exhibition opens, she discovers a dead body behind her store, the Seven-Year Stitch, wrapped up in a most unusual fashion. The victim appears to be a visiting art professor in town for the exhibit. Did someone decide to teach the professor a lesson, then attempt to sweep the evidence under the rug? Along with her boyfriend, Detective Ted Nash, Marcy must unravel an intricate tapestry of deception to find a desperate killer.



Leave a comment today (with an email address) to win a copy of 
THE DIVA WRAPS IT UP.

GOOD LUCK!

73 comments:

  1. ALL of these books are on my to-be-read list. Can't wait until they are available!

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  2. What a great contest idea...will be checking back every day for sure.
    eeyoregirl2009@aol.com

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  3. It's such fun to enter when the book is on my wishlist!
    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

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  4. What a wonderful summer treat! Love the idea of a summer book contest.

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  5. LOVE these daily giveaways!!!! & this one lasts 2 WHOLE months!! woohoo!!
    thank you!!!

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  6. What a wonderful event-just like Christmas! Thanks for the chances to win!
    cozyupwithkathy at gmail dot com

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  7. Oh, there is going to be tug of wars between my sister and me this month. I can see it already.

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  8. So glad I found this website. Having posts by our favorite book characters... what a great idea... Can't wait to read more...

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  9. What a fun contest. All these books sound interesting, but I'm a big fan of The Diva series. Keeping my fingers crossed.

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  10. Another great giveaway. Thanks! sallycootie@gmail.com

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  11. This is so awesome I would love to win any of the books but I am a fan of the Diva series and would love to win.
    email is lhxp73@yahoo.com

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  12. How fun is this? Very! Love your books as you know! geringlisa@gmail.com

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  13. Can't wait for the new Diva book and to check out the other books !!!! jeosmond@gmail.com

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  14. Love love cozy mysteries....such a fun contest!

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  15. Love cozies and never too many books! :D himrsfish@yahoo.com

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  16. Such a great contest! =)
    Lots of great cozies!! Im currently reading "Thread End" by Amanda Lee and I'm really enjoying it!

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  17. What a great way to spend the summer...giving away books!! misstree1963@gmail.com

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  18. I've already ordered it, but good luck to the others.

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  19. All preordered. Can't wait until they come!

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  20. I especially enjoy Sheila Connolly's books but all of these cozies sound wonderful. Thank you for the fun contest! rencw@verizon.net

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  21. I would love to read The Diva Wraps It Up±thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  22. Thanks for such a nice contest, I have all of these books on my ever growing tbr list. I love the Diva series (I get a kick out of the question/answers at the start of the chapters).
    momzillasteel@gmail.com

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  23. How about wrapping this book up and sending it my way!! Christmas in June!! Ronnalord(at)msn(dot)com

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  24. I love this series and would love to win. Thank you for this opportunity. :) areewekidding@yahoo.com

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  25. So many cozies and so little time to read! LOL Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. kuzlin(at)aol(dot)com

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  26. Nice introduction to the works of some authors that will be new to me. Just in time for summer(or as my hubby says Christmas in July). servedogmom@yahoo.com

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  27. Fun contest! And great to find new books to read! melrymom@yahoo.com

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  28. How fun! So many chances to win so many great books. Happy June!

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  29. Love the cozy mysteries. cpbonham@yahoo.com

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  30. Thank you for the contest. I love to read cozies.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  31. What a wonderful (and generous) way to kick off summer. All those books look fabulous, so thanks for the chance to win!

    michstjame at gmail dot com

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  32. Great series! Bobbipad at gmail dot com

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  33. Thank you so much for the great summer giveaway!

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  34. Thank you for having such a fabulous contest. I have all these books on preorder.

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  35. What a great giveaway! I love cozy mysteries, especially in the summer. They're perfect for camping trips, a day at the beach/pool, or just reading in the backyard swing.

    tcuevas@iccable.com

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  36. Thanks for the chance to win! Dnrocker@yahoo.com

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  37. So many new books, so little money.

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  38. What a great giveaway. I have all of these books on my wish list.
    dotkel50 @ comcast (dot) net

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  39. Hey, my summer is pretty open. I want to read every one of these, as well as some other cozies I've heard about. THE DIVA WRAPS IT UP would be a great one to start my summer reading. :)
    donna(dot)durnell(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  40. So many wonderful books coming out in June! Looking forward to Tuesday when they all arrive (don't you just love Kindle's). Thank you for the great information on all the new cozy mysteries! Have a great Sunday evening!

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  41. The books are all delightful and special for the summer. Many thanks for this great giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  42. Great cozies. Captivating and wonderful. thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  43. Great looking books! Must add to my TBR pile! It would be really great to win one of these books!

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  44. I love Krista Davis' Domestic Diva series! Sounds like a bunch of fun for the next several weeks...thanks for chances to win some awesome books and/or swag.
    Sandy in So. Cali sxygrndma48(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  45. Thank you for the opportunity to win these fabulous books !

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  46. (try this again)

    Thanks for the opportunity - would LOVE to win!!!

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  47. I can't wait for each & every one of these books to come out! Thanks for such a great giveaway too!
    londonandlisa@gmail.com

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  48. These all sound just fab! Thanks for the chance to win a book on my wish list. :)

    brookeb811 at gmail dot com

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  49. Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway. This sounds like a fun month.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  50. Lots of good reading - thanks for the chance.
    catslady5(at)aol.com

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  51. I love all these series.

    kaye.killgore@comcast.net

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  52. I just discovered this blog. Neato!

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  54. I will be back every day for sure to check out the new prizes !

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  55. Thanks for the chance at another wonderful giveaway!

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  56. You all just love to feed our obsession with cozy mysteries and with all our favorites we never go hungry! Kudos and pass the scones along with a delicious book. :)

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  57. Interesting books

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  58. Love good books and even better is the bonus contest

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  59. Summer days made for reading! geringlisa@gmail.com

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  60. I just saw that I forgot to leave my email address this morning lol ford0368@comcast.net :)

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  61. Sorry, forgot my email too. It is
    jluebke@frontier.com

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  62. As an avid mystery reader, I'm excited about this contest! deebow2003-1@yahoo.com

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  63. Always love to receive a new book!!

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  64. Love sitting on the deck with a cold drink and a killer of a book.
    catdewey@comcast.net

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  65. What a wonderful summer idea. Free books, great reads and new authors to fall in love with.

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  66. Love this series.
    dotkel50@comcast.net

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  67. This is my favorite new series! deebow2003-1@yahoo.com

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