Tuesday, August 1, 2017

New Cozy Releases for August

As summer heats up, what would be better than brand new cozy mysteries?

Diane Vallere
Dressed to Confess
Penguin Random House
ISBN 9780425278307

It’s no secret around Proper City, Nevada, that the Sagebrush Festival, the town’s annual family-friendly event, is the place to be. This year’s theme of board games has everything from Conspiracy to Clue. Margo Tamblyn’s costume shop, Disguise DeLimit, has been tasked with providing costumes for the festival headliner, the Domino Divas. But on the night of the performance, one fallen Domino threatens to bring down the whole show when head dancer Ronnie Cass is found in her dressing room, unmasked, unprepared, and very, very dead.

As the police investigate, Margo learns that Don Digby, her father's best friend, is the prime suspect, tied to the victim by an unsolved robbery connected to Proper City’s past. As conspiracies abound and theories are debunked, Margo seeks to unmask the real killer before her dad's buddy winds up in a costume made with prison stripes.

Nancy Coco
Oh, Fudge!
Number 5 in the Candy Coated Series
ISBN: 978-1496701640
Life is always sweet in Allie McMurphy’s delectable fudge shop. But murder can make things unpleasantly sticky . . .


After Allie inherited her family’s McMurphy Hotel and Fudge Shop, cousin Tori moved off to California in a bitter huff, and the two haven’t spoken since. So to have her cousin reappear on Mackinac Island without warning is a big surprise—but not as surprising as finding her standing over a dead woman impaled with a garden spade in the Mackinac Butterfly House. Butterflies may be free, but Tori won’t be for much longer—unless the cousins can bury the hatchet and work together to catch a killer who’s taken flight. Because when it comes to family, blood is thicker than fudge . . .

Mollie Cox Bryan
Macrame Murder, A Cora Crafts Mystery
A Cora Crafts Mystery (Book #3)
ISBN 978-1496704689

As the head of a bustling crafting retreat, Cora Chevalier could use a break of her own. So she and her creative cohorts temporarily swap small-town Indigo Gap for the Sea Glass Island Craft Retreat, where they teach classes and create beachy crafts like shell mosaics and sea glass chimes. Cora and her boyfriend Adrian are enchanted by their surroundings—especially the stunning wedding and blissful newlyweds they encounter on the beach. But awe becomes shock when the bride turns up dead the next day . . .

The woman’s death appears to be the result of a severe jellyfish sting. But when it’s revealed that she was murdered and Adrian becomes a suspect, Cora must hitch the real culprit to the crime—and fast. Because it just might take everything she has to crack a case more twisted than her most complex macramé knot!

Connie di Marco
All Signs Point to Murder
Zodiac Mysteries - Book 2
Midnight Ink
ISBN:  978-0738751078

Rob Ramer was the perfect husband until he committed the ultimate family faux pas -- he shot his sister-in-law to death.  Believing himself under attack by an intruder in his home, he fired back.  However, when e-mails are discovered between Rob’s wife, Brooke, and her sister plotting his murder, Brook is charged with conspiracy and manslaughter in her sister’s death.  Was this a murder plot or just a terrible accident?  San Francisco astrologer Julia Bonatti vows to find the answer in the stars. 

Julianne Holmes
Chime and Punishment
Clock Shop Mystery series #3
ISBN: 978-0425275542 

Ruth Clagan inherited her grandfather's dream of restoring the Orchard town clock tower, along with his clock shop, the Cog & Sprocket. A crowd of residents and visitors are excited to see the progress of the tower at a fund-raiser for the campaign, until someone is found crushed under the tower’s bell, putting an end to all the fun. The list of suspects is so long it could be read around the clock, and it includes some of Ruth’s nearest and dearest.



  1. My TBR pile grows and grows! Good thing I read more than one book at a time!

  2. My tbr pile keeps getting taller and taller!! So many good books!!

  3. Great minds think alike! I just keep discovering more and more cozies that I want to read faster than I can read them lol.