Category: Mystery

Review: Vangie Vale and the Murdered Macaron by R.L. Syme

Review: Vangie Vale and the Murdered Macaron by R.L. Syme

Vangie Vale & the Murdered Macaron (The Matchbaker Mysteries #1) by R.L. Syme My Rating: 5 stars Genre: Cozy Mystery Age Category: Adult Type of romance: MF Blurb: Small towns and gossip go together like flaky crust and sweet pastry cream. Between the police scanners, the coffee ladies, and the senior center, no secret is safe for long. But Vangie Vale wants nothing more than to stay under the radar…especially the police radar. So when her new bakery is linked to a murder investigation, nothing will stop the gossip mill from connecting her to the dead body. Can’t have that. […]

Posted July 20, 2020 by Lola in Mystery, Review / 4 Comments

Review: Trowel and Error by H.Y. Hanna

Review: Trowel and Error by H.Y. Hanna

Trowel and Error (The English Cottage Garden Mysteries #4) by H.Y. Hanna My Rating: 4 stars Genre: Cozy Mystery Age Category: Adult Type of romance: MF Blurb: Autumn has arrived, with crisp, cold mornings, dew on the grass and hedgerows full of blackberries… When budding garden sleuth Poppy is invited to a party in a beautiful orangery, the last thing she expects is to witness a lethal wasp attack! As authorities investigate the possibility of murder, Poppy is horrified when local handyman Joe Fabbri, her friend and mentor, becomes the main suspect. Determined to prove Joe’s innocence, Poppy sets out […]

Posted July 16, 2020 by Lola in Mystery, Review / 8 Comments

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 […]

Posted July 6, 2020 by Lola in Mystery, Review / 2 Comments

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 […]

Posted July 2, 2020 by Lola in Mystery, Review / 10 Comments

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 […]

Posted July 1, 2020 by Lola in Mystery, Review / 4 Comments

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 […]

Posted June 30, 2020 by Lola in Mystery, Review / 2 Comments

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, […]

Posted June 10, 2020 by Lola in Mystery, Review / 4 Comments