Posts Categorized: Mystery

Review: Baker’s Coven by Nancy Warren

Review: Baker’s Coven by Nancy Warren

Baker’s Coven (Great Witches Baking Show #2) by Nancy Warren Narrated by Hollis McCarthy My Rating: 4 stars Genre: Paranormal Cozy Mystery Age Category: Adult Type of romance: no romance Blurb: Can she bake a winning cake without getting iced? Competition is hotter than the pre-heated ovens as The Great British Baking Competition moves into cake week. Amateur baker Poppy Wilkinson has a lot to deal with, from learning she has talents she never knew about, to trying to keep cool and bake under pressure. She’s also trying to track down the secrets of her parentage. Meanwhile, she’s saved from… Read more »

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Review: Still Knife Painting by Cheryl Hollon

Review: Still Knife Painting by Cheryl Hollon

Still Knife Painting (A Paint and Shine Mystery #1) by Cheryl Hollon My Rating: 4 stars Genre: Cozy Mystery Age Category: Adult Type of romance: MF Blurb: Miranda Trent has set up a sweet life in a scenic corner of Appalachia–until she stumbles across the trail of a killer . . . After inheriting her uncle’s Red River Gorge homestead in Eastern Kentucky–smack dab in the middle of the Daniel Boone National Forest–Miranda comes up with a perfect business plan for summer tourists: pairing outdoor painting classes with sips of local moonshine, followed by a mouthwatering sampler of the best… Read more »

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Review: A Sprinkling of Murder by Daryl Wood Gerber

Review: A Sprinkling of Murder by Daryl Wood Gerber

A Sprinkling of Murder (A Fairy Garden Mystery #1) by Daryl Wood Gerber My Rating: 4 stars Genre: Paranormal Cozy Mystery Age Category: Type of romance: Blurb: Fairy garden store owner Courtney Kelly believes in inviting magic into your life. But when uninvited trouble enters her shop, she’ll need more than a sprinkling of her imagination to solve a murder . . . Since childhood, Courtney has loved fairies. After her mother died when Courtney was ten, she lost touch with that feeling of magic. A year ago, at age twenty-nine, she rediscovered it when she left her father’s landscaping… Read more »

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Review: Nacho Average Murder by Maddie Day

Review: Nacho Average Murder by Maddie Day

Nacho Average Murder (Country Store Mysteries #7) by Maddie Day My Rating: 4 stars Genre: Cozy Mystery Age Category: Adult Type of romance: MF Blurb: Robbie Jordan is temporarily leaving Pans ’N Pancakes, her country store in South Lick, Indiana, to visit Santa Barbara, California—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’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… Read more »

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Review: Murder at the Marina by Janet Finsilver

Review: Murder at the Marina by Janet Finsilver

Murder at the Marina (A Kelly Jackson Mystery #5) by Janet Finsilver My Rating: 4 stars Genre: Cozy Mystery Age Category: Adult Type of romance: MF Blurb: She’s got to solve this—or her friends are sunk . . . Kelly Jackson, manager of the Redwood Cove Bed and Breakfast, is fond of the Doblinsky brothers, Ivan and Rudy, members of the Silver Sentinels, a crew of crime-solving senior citizens in their Northern California seaside hamlet. After she discovers a jewel-encrusted dagger—with what appears to be dried blood on the blade—on their fishing boat, they share their family history with Kelly,… Read more »

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Review: Murder at Pirate’s Cove by Josh Lanyon

Review: Murder at Pirate’s Cove by Josh Lanyon

Murder at Pirate’s Cove (Secrets and Scrabble #1) by Josh Lanyon My Rating: 3 stars Genre: Cozy Mystery Age Category: Adult Type of romance: MM Blurb: Ellery Page, aspiring screenwriter, Scrabble champion and guy-with-worst-luck-in-the-world-when-it-comes-to-dating, is ready to make a change. So when he learns he’s inherited both a failing bookstore and a falling-down mansion in the quaint seaside village of Pirate’s Cove on Buck Island, Rhode Island, it’s full steam ahead! Sure enough, the village is charming, its residents amusingly eccentric, and widowed police chief Jack Carson is decidedly yummy (though probably as straight as he is stern). However, the… Read more »

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Review: Murder at the Mushroom Festival by Janet Finsilver

Review: Murder at the Mushroom Festival by Janet Finsilver

Murder at the Mushroom Festival (A Kelly Jackson Mystery #4) by Janet Finsilver My Rating: 4 stars Genre: Cozy Mystery Age Category: Adult Type of romance: MF Blurb: There’s a corpse among the chanterelles! Redwood Cove Bed and Breakfast manager Kelly Jackson is hosting a cooking class during the Week of the Mushroom festival to attract guests, not drama. But soon after she finishes foraging for an edible mushroom species on sacred Native American land, a local newspaper reporter gets shot dead at the same site. With suspicions spreading like fungi in the quaint Northern Californian community over the culprit’s… Read more »

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