Monday, June 1, 2020

New Cozy Releases for June!


Summer’s here! And although you may not be able to go where you’d like for your vacation, you can always travel with a great book.




Kaye George
Deadly Sweet Tooth
Vintage Sweets mystery #2
Lyrical Press
978-1516105441 


Vintage sweets, a deadly surprise, and a mischievous Maine Coon cat--Deadly Sweet Tooth is the delightful cozy mystery you've been waiting for!
In a darling tourist town like Fredericksburg, Texas, a vintage sweet shop offering delicious old-fashioned favorites is a perfect fit--until someone decides to debut a recipe that's lusciously lethal...

With Tally's Old Tyme Sweets finally--well, almost--turning a profit, Tally Holt is taking one busy Saturday off to host a grand party for her parents, traveling performers who spend most of their time on the road. Tally's counting on the publicity and free treats to attract new customers. And the event is a sweet success--at least until Fran Abraham, the town's foul-tempered theater director, drops dead after a bitter confrontation with Tally's mother.


Murder was definitely not on Tally's menu, but it's clear that Fran's death wasn't natural. The list of possible culprits includes not just Tally's mom, but her protective dad too. Relying on Yolanda Bella, her best friend and the proprietor of Bella's Baskets next door, for help, Tally will need to unwrap the sticky pasts and unsavory presents of everyone from her own parents to her new hires before Fran's death sours everybody on her fledgling shop....


Recipe included! And this one promises not to kill...




Author: Cathy Ace
The Corpse with the Crystal Skull
The Cait Morgan Mysteries #9
Four Tails Publishing Ltd 
ISBN 978-1-9992230-5-2 (paperback)
ISBN 978-1-9992230-6-9 (electronic book)

Welsh Canadian globetrotting sleuth, and professor of criminal psychology, Cait Morgan, is supposed to be “celebrating” her fiftieth birthday in Jamaica with her ex-cop husband Bud Anderson. But when the body of the luxury estate’s owner is discovered locked inside an inaccessible tower, Cait and her fellow guests must work out who might have killed him – even if his murder seems impossible. Could the death of the man who hosted parties in the 1960s attended by Ian Fleming and Noël Coward be somehow linked to treasure the legendary Captain Henry Morgan might have buried at the estate? Or to the mission Bud and his secret service colleagues have been sent to the island to undertake?




Lynn Cahoon
Murder in Waiting
Tourist Trap #11
Lyrical Underground/Kensington
ISBN 1516103084

In the latest Tourist Trap mystery from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Lynn Cahoon, bookshop café owner Jill Gardner contends with a best friend-turned-bridezilla while trying to solve a local historian’s untimely date with death . . .

At Coffee, Books, & More, Jill’s the boss. But as Amy’s maid-of-honor, she can barely keep up with marching orders--and now she’s in charge of organizing an epic bachelorette! Adding to Jill’s party-planning panic, the South Cove Heritage Society just unceremoniously dumped her historic landmark bid. While vying proposals rush in from a loaded land developer and a pushy travel guide company, Jill finds an unexpected ally in Heritage Society expert, Frank Gleason. But their happy union is cut short when Frank is mowed down in a suspicious hit-and-run. With Amy’s big day on the horizon, Jill vows to catch the killer before she has to catch a bouquet.




Maddie Day
Nacho Average Murder
Country Store Mysteries #7
Kensington Publishing
ISBN 978-1496723154


Robbie Jordan temporarily leaves Pans ’N Pancakes, her country store in South Lick, Indiana, to visit Santa Barbara—where wildfire smoke tinges the air, but a more immediate danger may lie in wait.

While looking forward to her high school reunion back in California, Robbie Jordan’s anticipation is complicated by memories of her mother’s untimely death. At first, she has fun hanging out with her old classmates and reuniting with the local flavors—avocados, citrus, fish, and spicy Cali-Mex dishes. But when she gets wind of rumors that her mother, an environmental activist, may not have died of natural causes, Robbie enlists old friends to clear the smoke surrounding the mystery. But what she finds could make it hard to get back to Indiana alive . . .




1 comment:

  1. All of these sounds so good, thank you
    Looking forward to read them
    Penney

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