Posts Categorized: Mystery

Review: The Daydreamer Detective Returns a Favor by S.J. Pajonas

Review: The Daydreamer Detective Returns a Favor by S.J. Pajonas

The Daydreamer Detective Returns a Favor (Miso Cozy Mysteries #4) by S.J. Pajonas Rating: 4 stars Genre: Cozy Mystery Blurb: Mei can never catch a break from mysteries! With her tea shop now open and living her dream life married to Yasahiro Suga, she’s just trying to avoid bad luck and live a normal life. But when a friend shows up asking for help with an old missing person’s case, Mei can’t resist the pull of a mystery unsolved. She knew the young woman who went missing and had always wondered what happened to her. Now’s her chance to find… Read more »

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Review: Black Arts, Tarts & Gypsy Carts by Erin Johnson

Review: Black Arts, Tarts & Gypsy Carts by Erin Johnson

Black Arts, Tarts & Gypsy Carts (Spells & Caramels #2) by Erin Johnson Rating: 4 stars Genre: Paranormal Cozy Mystery Blurb: With the Summer Sea Carnival visiting the enchanted island of Bijou Mer, Imogen jumps at the chance to help run the royal bakery booth. It’ll get her out of the palace and allow her to continue avoiding her feelings for a certain engaged prince. Imogen’s plans to lay low are shattered when the world-famous necromancer, Madame Zerna, is found dead, sawed in half on the dark magician’s table and Imogen’s friend Rhonda is caught red-handed. With incriminating evidence piling… Read more »

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Review: The Truth of Letting Go by Amy Sparling

Review: The Truth of Letting Go by Amy Sparling

The Truth of Letting Go by Amy Sparling Rating: Genre: Contemporary/ Contemporary Romance/ Mystery Blurb: The summer before senior year, Lilah Monroe’s parents take a nine-day trip, leaving her as the guardian of her bipolar cousin, Cece. When Cece’s parents died tragically five years ago, she and her brother moved in with Lilah. Her brother soon went missing and was presumed dead. Lilah and Cece couldn’t be more different. They used to be best friends, but high school has changed them both. Lilah likes order, schedules, and a tidy room. She has plans for her future and won’t let anything… Read more »

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Review: Etched in Tears by Cheryl Hollon

Review: Etched in Tears by Cheryl Hollon

Etched in Tears (A Webb’s Glass Shop Mystery #4) by Cheryl Hollon Rating: 4 stars Genre: Cozy Mystery Blurb: When a famous glass artist is murdered at his own exhibit, deadly secrets are put on display, and it’s up to glass shop owner Savannah Webb to see through a killer’s cover. Celebrated glass artist Dennis Lansing is returning to St. Petersburg, Florida, for an exhibit at the world-renowned Salvador Dali Museum. His unique style of embedding document images in his art is at the vanguard of contemporary glasswork. But as Savannah’s first boyfriend and a former apprentice to her father,… Read more »

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Review: Seashells, Spells & Caramels by Erin Johnson

Review: Seashells, Spells & Caramels by Erin Johnson

Seashells, Spells & Caramels (Spells & Caramels #1) by Erin Johnson Rating: 4 stars Genre: Paranormal Cozy Mystery Blurb: Imogen’s spent her twenties in Seattle, saving every penny and missing every party, to follow her dream of opening her own bakery. When that dream goes up in flames, she accepts a spot in a mysterious baking contest—one she doesn’t remember entering. She travels to a bustling, medieval village off the coast of France and discovers an enchanting world of magic and mystery, and learns that she, too, possesses powers. Unable to so much as cast a spell, Imogen struggles to… Read more »

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Review: Another One Bites the Crust by H.Y. Hanna

Review: Another One Bites the Crust by H.Y. Hanna

Another One Bites the Crust (Oxford Tearoom Mysteries #7) by H.Y. Hanna Rating: 4 stars Genre: Cozy Mystery Blurb: Champagne and ball gowns, fairy lights and music… Oxford summer balls are one of the highlights of the calendar and tearoom sleuth Gemma Rose is looking forward to taking a break and slipping into something gorgeous for the evening. But when the night ends with a celebrity chef murdered by his own whisk, Gemma finds herself plunged into a new mystery—and the nosy Old Biddies keen to help with the investigation! But trouble is also brewing at her quaint Cotswolds tearoom:… Read more »

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Review: Masking for Trouble by Diane Vallere

Review: Masking for Trouble by Diane Vallere

Masking for Trouble (Costume Shop Mystery #2) by Diane Vallere Rating: 3 stars Genre: Cozy Mystery Blurb: Halloween brings more tricks than treats for costume shop owner Margo Tamblyn in the second in a new cozy series from the national bestselling author of the Material Witness Mysteries. Halloween conjures up big business for Margo Tamblyn’s costume shop, Disguise DeLimit, but this year, the holiday comes knocking with serious trouble. Venture capitalist Paul Haverford plans to rezone historic downtown into a glitzy commercial area which would push out local business. Margo is set on saving her family’s store, especially after a… Read more »

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