Saturday, May 27, 2017

Let the Music Play! #bookgiveaway



By Erin Murphy, from the Food Lovers’ Village Mysteries by Leslie Budewitz

To celebrate the upcoming release of TREBLE AT THE JAM FEST, the fourth Food Lovers' Village Mystery, Erin and Leslie are giving away TWO signed copies of TREBLE! Leave a comment below to enter.

Erin's Memorial Day Weekend To-Do List

– hire new employee – part-time or full? MUST LOVE FOOD! Retail experience – oh, how I wish

– set up courtyard for opening night concert

– call Helena Handbasket Company

– make more Lakeside Picnic baskets (“Just Add Water”)

– food for Tanner’s visit!!!

– update Merc inventory

– keep an eye on the Pinksys’ place, aka the Big House, while they’re away

– find out what Rebecca and the Blakes are up to

– decide about A

– keep my nose out of other people’s business

– why does Ned dislike Dave Barber??

– talk to Zayda about –

– dance to the music

– persuade Kim to return to the sheriff’s department

– go riding every Wednesday afternoon (stash sugar cubes in car for Ribbons)

– figure out who killed Gerry Martin

What’s on your list as summer approaches? 

Leave a comment for a chance to win a signed copy of TREBLE AT THE JAM FEST, Food Lovers' Village Mystery #4 (Midnight Ink, June 2017)! TWO winners! (U.S. and Canadian addresses only; winner will be chosen Monday, May 29)


From the cover: 

Erin Murphy, manager of Murphy’s Mercantile (aka the Merc), is tuning up for Jewel Bay’s annual Jazz Festival. Between keeping the Merc’s shelves stocked with Montana’s tastiest local fare and hosting the festival’s kick-off concert, Erin has her hands full.

Discord erupts when jazz guitarist Gerry Martin is found dead on the rocks above the Jewel River. The one-time international sensation had fallen out of sync with festival organizers, students, and performers. Was his death an accident?or did someone even the score?

Despite the warning signs to not get involved, Erin investigates. And when the killer attacks, she orchestrates her efforts into one last crescendo, hoping to avoid a deadly finale.



Leslie Budewitz is the author of the Food Lovers’ Village Mysteries and the Spice Shop Mysteries—and the first author to win Agatha Awards for both fiction and nonfiction. The past president of Sisters in Crime, she lives in northwest Montana with her husband, a musician and doctor of natural medicine, and their cat, an avid bird-watcher.

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112 comments:

  1. That is quite a list. Mine is to become a grandmother.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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    1. A great plan - are the others involved on board?

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  2. I think that I would like to visit a few places and get my upstairs organized centraleast2 at gmail dot com

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  3. Right now mine seems to mostly be gardening.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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    1. Oh, how I wish -- my garden is languishing!

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  4. Get rid of stuff I don't need!! Have to stock up on garbage bags LOL I have 2 weeks off from work coming up so I can't wait!
    njcar22@aol.com

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    1. Oh, I admire your ambition. I've got a box to drop off at the thrift shop and another for the Re-store today. It's a small start, but a start.

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  5. No list really. Read. Movies. Spend time with hubby and pup. Dmskrug3(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  6. Lots of gardening! Congrats on the upcoming release and thanks for the chance to win!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. Spending time at the parks with the grandchildren is my priority during the summer, clearing out excess junk will take place too. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. Summer means reading outside in the backyard, going for long walks in the foothills, making tasty salads and enjoying the long days and beautiful evenings. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  9. That's quite the list. I especially like the crossed-off item! Sometimes I think at the top of my list should be "forget the list and just enjoy"
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    sallycootie(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I wasn't sure Blogger would let me cross out a line, but it did, so you see the list just as she made it. (Or am I taking this imaginary friend thing a bit too far?)

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  10. Honestly we are going to Seattle this summer and I've been hoarding the last in the spice shop series for then. Haha!
    Awilcox1182@gmail.com

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    1. Oh, what fun! The new Market Front should be open, with even more artists' stalls and yummy food!

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  11. Looking forward to reading this! lkleback@hotmail.com

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  12. Yay! Thanks for the chance to win. nerdsrgood@msn.com

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  13. Mine was to get the garage sorted out and we did! Then went to the ER bad pains in my stomach and back found out it's my Pancreas was very swollen stay over night and now back home so glad to be back home. Great review thank you.
    Penney penneyw@sbcglobal.net

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    1. Oh, Penney -- such a bummer, but it sounds like you're on the mend. Does this fall in the category of "no good deed goes unpunished"?

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  14. My list is not nearly as long but includes planting the two shrubs and five perennials I bought yesterday, continue to lose weight, and pack conservatively for a trip to China in July (traveling with my daughter to complete a second adoption while my son-in-law stays home with their three kiddos)!!! bskts4unme(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Cheryl, what a great list! And congrats to your daughter on the new little one -- what an adventure that trip will be!

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  15. Possibly a road trip to a VA winery for a wine tasting party my daughter won in a silent auction, so of course I'll need my Kindle and some paperbacks to go with. I have a couple summer craft shows then I have to start thinking about sewing doll clothes for fall shows. Walking outside is on the agenda too--arthritis blew out my knee last year and now I have a brand new knee to break in and get back into my walking routine. Looks like a great summer ahead! barbie17 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Tari, a great list! Enjoy those walks -- one of my favorite things to do.

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  16. Read more cozy mysteries and your books. norbert8bubba(@)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Now that's a list I like! Thanks, Jamie!

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  17. I'm glad I have no long list for the weekend. I'm just going to relax outside on warm days and hibernate inside on the rainy ones.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  18. My daughter's high school graduation and then preparing for college -- yikes! bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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  19. Spending time with relatives visiting from overseas.

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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  20. That's quite a list, mine for this weekend isn't too long...now what I want to get done in the next couple months is another story, LOL. Love the cover!
    momzillasteel at gmail dot com

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    1. Ah, the 60 day plan -- a good way to organize! Or to overwhelm yourself. Good luck!

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    2. Overwhelm, definitely overwhelm, LOL.

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    3. Well, you know what Erin would advise: Make a list! And my addition? Reward yourself regularly with your feet up and a good book!

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  21. Holy cow - is that ever a to do list! On my list of to dos is to get teacher gifts taken care of and find some time to read! I have been enjoying your Spice Shop mysteries, but have yet to start this series. Thanks for the chance to win! kristin409 at comcast dot net

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    1. Hmm, may I suggest, dear Kristin, that cozy mysteries make excellent teacher gifts?

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  22. I just moved, so my list includes getting unpacked & organized in my new place. turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Fun and exhausting. Good luck with it and congrats on the new home!

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  23. I am so excited for the release of this book! I have read all of the other books in the series, and I can't wait to get my hands on this one! My list is chock full! The top item is probably do some planting. I really need to get started on that! Thank you so much for the chance to win!!
    magicgirl2357@yahoo.com

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    1. Sounds like your garden might be as behind as mine! No, probably not... Enjoy!

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  24. Oh my! That is a daunting to do list!
    Look forward to another adventure in this series.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  25. I need to get started making hanging baskets of flowers for my deck, I love having a lot of those, and I would love to go on vacation in the mountains. lclee59(at)centurylink(dot)net

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  26. Mine is to read more books! It gets too hot here during the summer to do much outside. mbradeen@yahoo.com

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    1. Fie on the heat, but a great way to beat it!

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  27. Hmm.. well, take my daughter camping for the first time. Explore a reportedly haunted graveyard with the besties. Plant a veggie garden. Start walking more. Gosh.... the more I think the more I discover. Imma stop thinking now! Whoa.

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  28. I plan to spend the holiday reading and enjoying great food. elainehroberson(at)gmail(dot)com

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  29. Read more books and do more outdoor grilling! And a trip to the beach...I live in Oregon near the coast, so that is a must! aut1063(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Oh, the Oregon coast -- what a haven it is! enjoy!

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  30. Well someone has a plan :). I really am trying to get through the summer without burning out. I work full-time and take care of my mom. I am hoping to enjoy the outdoors more and rearrange the bookshelves.

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    1. Ah, my sympathies. Be sure to take some time for yourself -- perhaps with surprise treasures you find on those bookshelves!

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  31. No list really. I'm just mentally preparing myself for my very last day of school this coming Thursday. Retiring after 30 years of teaching is more difficult than I thought. I sure am going to miss the kids.
    skforrest1957(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Oh, my -- 30 years in the classroom. You rock!

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  32. Just to get our house in Massachusetts ready to put on the market. We've already been staying in our new house in Florida since January. Going to rent one of those Pods with the things we are keeping. Not looking forward to the packing and going through everthing. pgenest57(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Packing a whole house is daunting, isn't it? Erin would advise a list, for sure! We used a Pod when we remodeled our entire first floor a few years ago, and it was a lifesaver.

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  33. I can't wait to read this latest book in one of my favorite series. Good luck Leslie.
    agavigan@cox.net

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    1. Thanks, Annette! (Your sister was my independent editor!)

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  34. Making rhubarb jelly/jam with a friend

    Pugpower63@gmail.com

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    1. And if you need a recipe, there's one in TREBLE!

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  35. My list includes a trip to Michigan to spend time with my sister and visits to Lake Michigan. Also, spending time outside reading. Looking forward to reading your newest release, great series.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. That sounds lovely. I went to Lake Michigan a few times in law school, and was always so astonished by its size!

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  36. Cute title! parkeremma2003 at yahoo dot com

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  37. I would really love to get a copy of that book. I love mystery and I love books like that. I hope the mailman comes to me.

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    1. Anon, leave your email address to be entered!

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  38. Happy Memorial Day weekend! Thanks for the chance. Maceoindo (at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Cookouts are on the schedule this Memorial Day weekend

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    2. Always fun! Don't forget the checkered tablecloth and the ants!

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  40. This summer is all about volunteering at our local museum, movie theater & library. Small town life (900+) is wonderful, just like this series. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. And it sounds like you are making the most of every opportunity -- enjoy!

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  41. I have the usual list of too many tasks but I really want to remember to enjoy the summer and to spend more time with friends in the evenings. casmith79 at aol dot com

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    1. Thanks for the reminder to ENJOY -- I suspect we all need it!

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  42. Read your wonderful books, hang out with friends and my partner. With both of us being disabled its hard to do much, him with fibromyagia and me with degenerative disc disease.

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    1. So sorry to hear about the pain and challenges -- but I'm glad that you enjoy armchair travel with the Killer Characters!

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  43. As any other season - to read as much as I can! I have not yet begun to read this series, but am looking forward to it, and a jazz festival sounds like a great place to start. Thank you for the opportunity to win! jeaniedannheim (at) ymail (dot) com (sorry, I can't figure out how to get my G+ account connected to what I do again)

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    1. Thanks, Jeanie! I keep thinking we need to get ready for the concert tonight, until I remember it's on the page!

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  44. What’s on your list as summer approaches? Well, I do have a long list of books to read, several recipes to try, a couple of new retiree friends who love lunch out and several restaurants to try, and a husband with whom I plan to steal away for trips to the ocean! It's a nice list of things...
    kat8762(at)aol(dot)com

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  45. My list will include throwing away a lot of dust gatherers or giving them away...writing more,spending more time with friends and learning french...this Books sounds great thank you for the contest and the review.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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    1. Bonne chance, et bonnes vacances, mon amie!

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  46. Summer is our busiest season - we grow fruit on our farm and it is tourist season at the winery. So, we work all summer and take a break in the winter. In a way it works because our vacation schedule is the opposite of most people's. cheers (at) MarjimManor (dot) com.

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    1. Busy, busy -- I think I'd like to visit! There are a couple of scenes in TREBLE set at a winery -- I hope they ring true!

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  47. I'll be house sitting in Wyoming, then coming up to Montana. Meanwhile, I'll be knitting, quilting, and reading. bobwiesmann(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Sounds great! If you'll be in western Montana, please check the events schedule on my website, www.LeslieBudewitz.com -- I love to meet readers!

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  48. I love signed books. I want to be a proofreader and a collection of signed books makes me feel closer to the author.

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  49. I'm planning to clean out the closets. I have so much stuff just sitting around. Maybe someone else could get some use from it.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. A great plan -- and I'm sure you'll feel lighter and brighter!

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  50. My husband just got released from the hospital on Friday so we are laying low this weekend. We are grilling out and planting some flowers along with visiting my mother-in-law at the nursing home. Somewhere along the time I will attempt to squeeze in some quality time to read my books. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Oh, Robin -- glad to hear he's home. Take good care of him AND yourself!
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  51. Cleaning out the clutter - closets, basement, garage. A little bit now and then adds up to a lot!

    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

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    1. Surprising how popular an item this is on our summer lists -- it may not be on Erin's, but it's sure on mine! Good luck!

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  52. That's a long list. Mine, caught up on my emails, so only two left. Read more and do some baking of cookies for when my three grandbabies visit this summer

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  53. That is a long list. Love the last item on it. I am looking forward to reading Treble at Jam Fest. It looks like it will be an entertaining cozy mystery. I have plenty of items on my to do list. When you own a home, there is always something needing repaired. I hope you have a lovely summer! Doodlesink@hotmail.com

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    1. And houses go through their needy phases -- our just did. Good luck with the projects!

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  54. LAUGHING OUT LOUD!!! My favorite one is crossed out. You are not just a great writer, but super good at interesting the reader in the book where the MC did not keep her nose out of everybody's business. Big thumbs up!
    Kathye

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    1. Thanks, Kath. If Erin kept her nose to herself, the story would be pretty short!

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  55. Congratulations to the winners, Cynthia Smith and Ellie Berger! Thanks to all of you for playing along. Erin and I wish you all the best with your to-list and a glorious summer!

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    1. Congratulations! Happy reading!
      Penney

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