Thursday, June 1, 2017

June Releases

It’s June and summer is fast approaching. Check out our latest releases to enjoy on your vacation. And don't miss our Cozy Up to Summer Giveaway, which starts today!


Leslie Budewitz
Treble at the Jam Fest
Food Lovers’ Village Mysteries, #4
Midnight Ink
ISBN-13: 978-0738752402

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.


Diane Vallere
Cement Stilettos
Samantha Kidd Style and Error #7
Polyester Press
pb: 9781939197320
e:   9781939197313

When newly engaged amateur sleuth Samantha Kidd discovers the body of a mafia princess dead in fiancé and shoe designer Nick Taylor’s showroom, her questions are so numerous she’d need a bookie to keep track. The victim’s ties to local organized crime are unexpected. Nick’s apparent vow of silence makes Samantha question the vows in their future, and despite past promises, all bets are off. Wise guys and leopard ladies keep her busier than a consigliere during tax season, and if she can’t keep her head above water, she’ll end up sleeping with the fishes.


Kay Finch
The Black Cat Sees His Shadow
Bad Luck Cat Mystery #3
Berkley Prime Crime
ISBN-13: 978-0425275269

Mystery novelist Sabrina Tate loves the annual Pumpkin Days Festival but when a murder threatens to steal the show, she and her black cat Hitchcock spring into action. While working a book-selling booth Sabrina comes face-to-face with her doppelgänger, Tia Hartwell, a caricature artist who is selling her wares at the festival. The similarities between the two women are striking, including their matching black cats. But finding her twin has its drawbacks, especially when Sabrina learns that Tia has an enemy who turns up dead. Tia is at the top of the suspect list, and Sabrina must clear her new look-alike friend before she finds herself in a deadly case of double jeopardy.


Kylie Logan
French Fried
Ethnic Eats #2
Berkley Prime Crime
ISBN:  978-0425274897

The Statue of Liberty is 130 years old, and for the struggling residents of Hubbard, Ohio, any opportunity to bring in tourists is reason enough for a celebration. Laurel Inwood and her aunt, Sophie, are pitching in. Sophie’s Terminal at the Tracks, a former greasy spoon turned charming ethnic eatery, will be offering French cuisine for the entire week.    

For expert help with their quiche and escargot, the ladies turn to Raquel “Rocky” Arnaud, a friend of Sophie. What looks like a match made in heaven turns rank as quickly as buttermilk on a summer’s day. Rocky turns up dead and when her nightly red wine shows notes of oak, cinnamon, and poison, Laurel turns from soufflé to sleuth. 


Edith Maxell
Mulch Ado About Murder
Local Foods Mysteries #5
Kensington Publishing
ISBN: 978-1496700292

It’s been a hot, dry spring in Westbury, Massachusetts. As organic farmer Cam Flaherty waits for much-needed rain, storm clouds of mystery begin to gather. Once again, it’s time to put away her sun hat and put on her sleuthing cap when a fellow farmer is found dead in a vat of hydroponic slurry—clutching a set of rosary beads. Showers may be scarce this spring, but there’s no shortage of suspects, including the dead woman’s embittered ex husband, the Other Man whose affair ruined their marriage, and Cam’s own visiting mother. Lucky for Cam, her father turns out to have a knack for sleuthing. Will he and Cam be able to clear Mom’s name before the killer strikes again?


Victoria Hamilton
Leave It To Cleaver
Vintage Kitchen Mysteries #6
Beyond the Page Publishing

In the new Vintage Kitchen Mystery from the author of White Colander Crime, someone with an old grudge decides it’s time to bury the hatchet—literally . . .

Vintage cookware and cookbook collector Jaymie Leighton has agreed to help her sister clear out the house of a deceased older neighbor, and she’s thrilled at the prospect of discovering antique kitchenware and other treasures—until she opens a vintage trunk in the cellar and finds the remains of a teenage girl with a cleaver buried in her skull. When the body of a second girl is found just days later in a nearby river, the clues all indicate that the crimes are connected—and that the culprit’s motives are buried in the past.

Jaymie just wants to cut and run, but the victims were both high school classmates of her sister when they disappeared, and that makes Jaymie the perfect person to help the local police investigate the killings. As she dredges up old memories and even older rivalries and jealousies, her list of suspects grows. But Jaymie knows she’ll have to whittle it down to just one, and fast, because someone has decided to cut their ties to Jaymie—in the most fatal of ways . . .

Includes a vintage recipe!


Tonya Kappes
Mocha and Murder
Killer Coffee mystery book 2
Publisher: Tonya Kappes

Roxy becomes entangled in another murder as she puts her sleuthing skills to work in order to prove that Louise Carlton didn't kill Fred Hill over a pet adoption gone wrong. After all, if Louise goes to jail, who is going to find all the animals at Pet Palace a home.





Our June 1st giveaway is your choice of one of Krista Davis's books. Don't see the one you're missing? If you're the winner, let her know, and she'll check to see if she has a copy for you. Enter by leaving a comment with your email address so Krista can contact you if you win! Good luck!

57 comments:

  1. Mocha and Murder is on my list.
    thank you a lot forthis opportunity to win a book! i will look forwards this month now

    isabelle(dot)frisch(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. I see some on my list. Thanks
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  3. Congratulations on all the new releases, ladies! As usual, the covers are all beautiful and eye-catching!!! :-)
    Nicole
    nicolev.girldetective@gmail.com

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  4. It's going to be a great month! And how fitting for Krista to kick things off with her recent good news! Thanks!
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  5. Awesome would love to win one of Krista' s books. Thanks for giveaway and Krista thanks for kicking off the fun.
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  6. I see several that or on my list for must have thanks sbrown at eodls dot com

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  7. Look forward to reading these new releases. Thanks for the chance to win! mcastor07@gmail.com

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  8. June has some great releases!
    Thanks for the chance to add to my Diva collection!
    karen(dot)kenyon(at)rogers(dot)com

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  9. What delightful releases. So many to look forward to. Thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. Thanks for these captivating books which are all so wonderful. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  11. Lots of great reading ahead for June. Would love to start with one of Krista's books. mlarkin at rmrgroup dot com.

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  12. Lots of good reading ahead. Thanks, Krista, for the chance to win. Dmskrug3(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  13. They all look great! Black cat, please... teabird17 **at** yahoo () dot () com

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  14. so many good choices. pwtish171@gmail.com

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  15. A month of giveaways is no nice. So many lovely books. My how my TBR has grown. If I am lucky enough to be drawn I'd like Krista's "Murder Most Howl". So appreciate this. Thank you. Della at deepotter (at) peoplepc (dot) com

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  16. I'm currently reading one of the books on this list and enjoying it so far. Thanks for the chance to win! mbradeen@yahoo.com

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  17. That's a great list of new releases! I'll be adding those to my TBR list. :) picard1900 (at) gmail.com

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  18. Great list of new summer reads! Casmith79 (at) aol (dot) com

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  19. Love Wagtail Mountain & really want to visit the Sugar Maple Inn!
    turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. Love all the Diva books, but haven't read the other series. I'd love one of those!! ljbonkoski@yahoo.com

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  21. A lot of great authors have books coming out this month. I look forward to reading them all. Thank you to all of you for doing these Cozy Up to Summer giveaways.
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  22. I have all of Krista's books and love them all!

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  23. Great list of new releases.

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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  24. Thanks for the chance. Maceoindo(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  25. I would love to win one of your books, "Murder She Barked" looks like one I would love to read, thanks for the giveaway! lclee59(at)centurylink(dot)net

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  26. I would love to add another Krista Davis book to my collection and there is a couple I've yet to read!! Thank You for the chance!!!
    tiggercat24alisha@yahoo.com

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  27. Great! Thanks for the chance I would like Murder She Barked or Murder Most Howl I haven't read either. The other Books look great too.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  28. diva with a chocolate kiss is one I haven't read..thanks for chance
    greeneyes2755@yahoo.com

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  29. Lots of great new releases from great authors. Lot of great summer reading. Love Krista's books. Thanks for the chance.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. Lots of great new releases from great authors. Lot of great summer reading. Love Krista's books. Thanks for the chance.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  32. Lots of great books! Love the giveaways! cozieslover77@gmail.com

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  33. Thank you! Would love to win The Diva Frosts a Cupcake.

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  34. I always like a good mystery and good recipes too! An extra bonus! Thanks for the chance! vboudreau57@gmail.com

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  35. I'd like a Bad Luck Cat Mystery
    paula(dot)riccobono(at)gmail(dot)com

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  36. Happy June, my birth month.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  38. Happy Book Birthdays! So many wonderful books this month!
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  39. I absolutely love the Diva Mysteries and cannot wait until the neXT book!!! Pam.guynn@gmail.com

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  40. What great looking books! I read Mulch Ado About Murder. I loved it! I am looking foward to reading all of these. Thank you so much for the chance to win, Krista!
    magicgirl2357@yahoo.com

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  41. Great choices. MURDER SHE BARKED tops my list thank you.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  42. Any of these would be great.
    Thereadmaster(at)me(dot)com

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  43. Congrats on all the new releases. So many great books.

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  44. Congrats on all the new releases. So many great books.
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  45. Congrats on all the new releases!! Looks like several new titles to add to my list of must haves ;)

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  46. Hi Krista! I still don't have The Ghost and Mrs. Mewer, so I'd love to win a copy. Thanks, bobwiesmann(at)gmail(dot)com

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  47. I have not read this series so the first one would be great!
    clarksrfun at gmail dot com

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  48. I would love to win Murder She Barked. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  49. They all look great.
    elainehroberson(at)gmail(dot)com

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  50. I would love to win her last book Impawsible as I have the other ones in her series. joann_lord@excite.com. If I can't get that book then The Diva Frosts a Cupcake is fine

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  51. There's so much good summer reading in your blog today---how will I have time to read them all??? Thanks for the contest.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  52. I loved Murder She Barked. So I think I'd like to try one of the Diva Series. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  53. This is an amazing giveaway, thank you for the chance and hope I'm not too late, running a little behind on my blog reading barbie17(at)gmail(dot)com

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  54. So many fun titles.
    It will be hard to pick.
    thanks for the reviews.
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  55. I would love to start with book #1 in this series. They all look amazing.
    Meg85242 at gmail dot com
    Thanks for theopportunity!

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  56. Love Krista's books! jawdance@yahoo.com

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  57. I don't see an end date on this so I'm commenting anyway! Love the Diva books!
    I have more than I thought, too. Need Cooks a Goose or Takes the Cake, if you have them. :)
    dm_richards(at)yahoo(dot)com

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