Posts Categorized: Mystery

Review: Bonbons and Broomsticks by H.Y. Hanna

Review: Bonbons and Broomsticks by H.Y. Hanna

Bonbons and Broomsticks (Bewitched by Chocolate #5) by H.Y. Hanna Rating: 4 stars Genre: Cozy Mystery Blurb: Caitlyn is settling into life as a novice witch in an English village chocolate shop – although she’s finding the hardest magic to master is making caramel sauce without burning it! When two men are murdered, and a mythical black hound is seen haunting the countryside, the village gossips are sure dark witchcraft is to blame. Caitlyn decides to do a little magical sleuthing of her own. Luckily, she has her very own shape-shifter to help (even if he does come in the… Read more »

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Review: Apple Strudel Alibi by H.Y. Hanna

Review: Apple Strudel Alibi by H.Y. Hanna

Apple Strudel Alibi (Oxford Tearoom Mysteries #8) by H.Y. Hanna Rating: 3 stars Genre: Cozy Mystery Blurb: When Gemma’s romantic holiday with her boyfriend is cancelled, the tearoom sleuth finds herself heading to Vienna instead, with her cat Muesli and the nosy Old Biddies for company. And it’s not long before they stumble across a murder right in the heart of Austria’s historic capital. A handsome art critic dies suspiciously at their hotel and the Old Biddies are determined to sniff out the killer. Is it the bitter hotel owner nursing a grudge? The critic’s jealous mistress wanting revenge? Or… Read more »

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Review: Pawprints & Predicaments by Bethany Blake

Review: Pawprints & Predicaments by Bethany Blake

Pawprints & Predicaments (Lucky Paws Petsitting Mystery #3) by Bethany Blake Rating: 4 stars Genre: Cozy Mystery Blurb: The Tail Waggin’ Winterfest is the highlight of the season in the famously pet-friendly Pocono Mountains town of Sylvan Creek. But despite attractions like an ice sculpture display, a dogsled race, and gourmet hot chocolate, Daphne Templeton finds herself annoyed by TV producer Lauren Savidge, who’s filming the festivities. She’s critical, controlling, and as chilly as the January air. Daphne would like to tell her to go jump in a lake–and as a matter of fact, that’s exactly what they’re both going… Read more »

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Review: Cookie Dough, Snow & Wands Aglow by Erin Johnson

Review: Cookie Dough, Snow & Wands Aglow by Erin Johnson

Cookie Dough, Snow & Wands Aglow (Spells & Caramels #4) by Erin Johnson Rating: 4 stars Genre: Paranormal Cozy Mystery Blurb: Murder in a magical, merry town just brimming with secrets. On the snowy road to the Earth Kingdom for the holidays, Imogen and the bakers are ambushed by Horace, villainous leader of the Badlands Army. They’re forced to detour to an idyllic, rural village, bedecked in lights, garlands and winter cheer…all a little too perfect to believe. At least that’s so for Imogen, who’s seeing burned out buildings and mysterious memorials that no one else seems to notice. Hank’s… Read more »

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Review: Touch of Rain by Teyla Branton

Review: Touch of Rain by Teyla Branton

Touch of Rain(Imprints #1) by Teyla Branton Rating: 4 stars Genre: Paranormal Suspense Blurb: Sometimes what you can’t see means everything When a young woman vanishes without a trace, her heartbroken parents turn to the last prospect they can find for hope: Autumn Rain. Autumn reads imprints—emotions left behind on certain objects. Only she can shed light on their daughter’s last thoughts. But Autumn’s gift makes her life difficult. Everyday activities like opening a door or holding a friend’s keys can send her into turmoil. It doesn’t help that the infuriating Detective Shannon Martin, who Autumn has helped on cases,… Read more »

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Review: Mermaid Fins, Winds & Rolling Pins by Erin Johnson

Review: Mermaid Fins, Winds & Rolling Pins by Erin Johnson

Mermaid Fins, Winds & Rolling Pins (Spells & Caramels #3) by Erin Johnson Rating: 4 stars Genre: Paranormal Coyz Mystery Blurb: Murder at a Mermaid Nightclub The enchanted village of Bijou Mer’s on high alert, with the villainous Horace on the loose. Imogen’s excited to escape the tension with a trip to the underwater Mermaid Kingdom to bake for the young mermaid queen’s engagement to the pirate king. But when the mermaids turn out to be less French Riviera and more Jersey shore, the bakers are wrapped up in their world of clubbing in sea caves and fighting off seals… Read more »

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Review: Biscuits and Slashed Browns by Maddie Day

Review: Biscuits and Slashed Browns by Maddie Day

Biscuits and Slashed Browns (Country Store Mysteries #4) by Maddie Day Rating: 4 stars Genre: Cozy Mystery Blurb: For country-store owner Robbie Jordan, the National Maple Syrup Festival is a sweet escape from late-winter in South Lick, Indiana–until murder saps the life out of the celebration . . . As Robbie arranges a breakfast-themed cook-off at Pans ‘N Pancakes, visitors pour into Brown County for the annual maple extravaganza. Unfortunately, that includes Professor Connolly, a know-it-all academic from Boston who makes enemies everywhere he goes–and this time, bad manners prove deadly. Soon after clashing with several scientists at a maple… Read more »

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