Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Killer Characters in 2014! January Releases

Welcome to the new year! It's 2014, a good year for reading cozy mystery books. 

Join us here at Killer Characters all year for great new mysteries and giveaways!

January Releases

Teacup Turbulence
author: Linda O. Johnston
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Pet Rescue Mysteries #5 
ISBN:  978-0-425-25997-9
Los Angeles animal shelter manager Lauren Vancouver has a soft spot for animals in need—and a keen eye for crime. . .
Thanks to a savvy ad campaign featuring teacup pups sporting HotPets Bling—a new line of faux jewelry dog collars—small dog adoptions have skyrocketed across the city. So when Lauren discovers a shelter in the Midwest with more toy dogs than it can handle, she arranges a private plane to swoop in and fly the pups back to LA.
But Lauren didn’t count on rescue worker Teresa Kantrim coming along for the ride. Teresa has cared for the dogs since they were found and doesn’t trust anyone from La-La Land to take over the job. Her biting comments clearly haven’t earned Teresa any new friends, but when she turns up murdered, it’s time for Lauren to dig into Teresa’s past and find out who wanted her put down.

Playing with Fire
author: J. J. Cook
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Sweet Pepper Fire Brigade Mysteries # 2
ISBN: 978-0425252451

Welcome to Sweet Pepper, Tennessee. Nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains, it’s home to the hottest and sweetest peppers in the world—as well as at least one ghost and a hotbed of secrets…
Fire Chief Stella Griffin is working to solve the mysterious death of her predecessor, Eric Gamlyn—who also haunts her cabin. Yet the more she learns, the more burning questions she must answer. Just as Stella thinks she has a lead from Deputy Chum, someone snuffs her hopes—and the lawman.
Adding fuel to the fire, Stella’s parents soon arrive—with her ex-boyfriend—hoping to persuade her to return to Chicago. Now Stella is torn between the life she left behind and uncovering what happened to her ghostly friend. But she’d better think fast or more than her investigation could go up in flames…


  1. I read That Old Flame of Mine, a couple months ago and really enjoyed it. Looking forward to reading more of the Fire Brigade mysteries. Happy New Year!

  2. looking forward to reading all of them. Happy New Year!

  3. Both are on my TBR list. Thanks for writing fun books for us to enjoy.

  4. These books look like they would be a great read!

  5. I am totally a person who judges a book by the cover. Teacup Turbulence has the perfect cover and would definitely be one I bought automatically!