Saturday, February 1, 2020

Cozy Releases for February

Whether you’re curled up by the fire at home or on a beach vacation, we have some great new books for you to enjoy this month.

Maria DiRico (aka/ Ellen Byron)
Here Comes the Body
Catering Hall Mysteries #1
ISBN: 978-1496725349

After her philandering husband’s boat went down, newly single Mia Carina returns to Astoria, the bustling Queens neighborhood of her youth. Living with her nonna and her oversized cat, Doorstop, she’s got a whole new life—including some amateur sleuthing…

Her father Ravello, a former capo with the Boldoni crime family, oversees a rundown banquet hall that was surrendered to him by a broke gambler. Mia has always wanted Ravello to go straight and she’s determined to help him run the hall, with its view of Flushing Bay and the LaGuardia Airport runway, as a legitimate business. Soon she’s planning a bachelor party for a less-than-gentlemanly groom. But it goes awry when a gigantic jump-out cake that’s supposed to house the featured entertainment instead reveals a deadly surprise.

The NYPD wastes no time in casting suspicion on Mia’s father—especially considering that he and the victim had a previous encounter. Now, Mia’s going to have to use all her street smarts to keep him out of Rikers Island. Who knew working for a catering hall could be as dangerous as working for the Mob?

The Catering Hall Mysteries offers up a mystery series you can’t refuse.

Tonya Kappes
Dead to the Last Drop
A Killer Coffee Mystery book 8
Tonya Kappes

Welcome to the Bean Hive Coffeehouse where the coffee is as hot as the gossip!

“Fabulous fun and fantastic! Kappes nails small town mystery with another must-read hit. Don’t miss this one!”– Darynda Jones, New York Times Bestselling Author of Eighth Grave After Dark

Maxine Bloom has always wanted to try her hand at acting and when Loretta Bebe is desperate for someone to fill a role in the local play she's directing for the Honey Springs Theater Company, she asks Maxi to fill in and Roxy knows Aunt Maxi's head will grow like the gossip.

Aunt Maxi leaps at the chance for big theatrical debut in the charming play about a posh ‘60’s fur salon and the owner trying to run an honest business while his charming, yet caddish partner, Mr. Browning, is just trying to give a fur coat to his new mistress.

When the woman playing the mistress turns up dead the play comes to a complete halt until Sheriff Spencer Shepard lets Loretta reopen after the crime scene is fully swept.

In the meantime rumors are swirling like the snowflakes in Honey Springs and Roxy finds that she just can't stop from hearing the gossip and trying to figure out who killed the amateur actress..after all the show must go on!


  1. They both sound good and interesting to read. Fun to!

  2. I was able to read an ARC of Here Comes the Body, thanks to NetGalley, and it was super fun. Highly recommend!!!