Sunday, February 1, 2015

New Cozy Mystery Releases for February from Killer Characters!

It's February - time to curl up with a cat and a good book from a Killer Characters' author!

Consignment Shop Mystery #4

Duffy Brown
Dead Man Walker
Consignment Shop Mysteries 
Berkley Prime Crime

It’s springtime in Savannah, the azaleas and magnolias are in bloom, and Reagan Summerside’s consignment shop, the Prissy Fox, is bustling with customers out to enjoy the beautiful weather. On a day like today, what could go wrong?

As a mortician beautician and housekeeper, Mercedes is no stranger to corpses or messy bathrooms. But the last thing she expects to find in a client’s bathtub is a dead body! Now she’s a murder suspect and it seems like her life is going down the drain. She turns to local lawyer Walker Boone to get her out of hot water.

But Walker has his own surprising connections to the dead man in the tub, and now he needs Reagan’s help to clear his own name—and keep him alive…

Includes a preview of the Consignment Shop Mystery, Demise in Denim.

Cheese Shop Mystery #6

Avery Aames
As Gouda As Dead
Cheese Shop Mysteries 
Berkley Prime Crime
ISBN: 978-0-425-27331-9

When a beloved bar owner is discovered murdered on her fiancè’s farm, Charlotte Bessette is deeply troubled, as is her betrothed—artisanal cheese farmer Jordan Pace—who believes they should reschedule their upcoming wedding, given the grim turn of events. With the whole town celebrating Valentine’s Day with weeklong events, including lovers’ baskets with heart-shaped cheeses at Fromagerie Bessette, Charlotte is heartsick over the postponement—and more determined than ever to contain the killer. But when a second murder occurs, it’s clear someone is not feeling the love. As Charlotte plunges headlong into the investigation, is she in danger of getting in over her head?

Biscuit Bowl Food Truck #2

J.J. Cook
Fry Another Day
Biscuit Bowl Food Truck Mysteries
Berkley Prime Crime
ISBN: 9780425263464

From the national bestselling author of the Sweet Pepper Fire Brigade Mysteries comes the second in a new series featuring Zoe Chase, a Southern food truck chef who serves justice on the side.

With a few loyal friends in tow—including her handsome attorney, Miguel, and her cat, Crème Brûlée—Zoe drives the Biscuit Bowl to Charlotte, North Carolina, to enter a nationally televised food truck race. The contest features challenges across the Southeast, and with a fifty-thousand-dollar grand prize, competition isn’t just fierce—it’s killer.

As everyone gears up for the first challenge, another food trucker from Zoe’s hometown is found dead. The race rolls on, but when the body count rises, police begin to suspect Miguel. Now Zoe must race to catch the killer before her attorney needs an attorney.

County Cork Mystery #3

Sheila Connolly
 An Early Wake
County Cork Mysteries
 Berkley Prime Crime
 ISBN: 978-0425252536

Pub owner Maura Donovan may have Irish kin, but she doesn’t seem to have the luck of the Irish. Who could have foreseen that bringing live music back to Sullivan’s Pub would lead to a dead musician?

Summer is ending in County Cork, Ireland, and with it the tourist season. Expat Maura Donovan is determined to keep Sullivan’s Pub in the black as the days grow shorter—but how? When she hears that the place was once a hot spot for Irish musicians who’d come play in the back room, she wonders if bringing back live music might be Sullivan’s salvation.

As word gets out, legendary musicians begin to appear at the pub, and the first impromptu jam session brings in scores of music lovers. But things hit a sour note when Maura finds a dead musician in the back room the next morning. With a slew of potential suspects, it’s going to take more than a pint and a good think to force a murderer to face the music.


  1. I'm not a Super Bowl fan and this area just received about 10 inches of snow. Definitely a good day to curl up with a good mystery book.

  2. Looking forward to reading all of these books.

  3. These all look great! Can't wait to read them :-)

  4. Yay, more to add to the TBR pile. :)

  5. Thanks so much for this shout-out for Dead Man Walker, Joyce. I really appreciate it.

  6. Love the way these sound. Happy to share this post on InJoyfulBookReviews on facebook.