Category: Mystery

Review: Bat Wings, Rings and Apron Strings by Erin Johnson

Review: Bat Wings, Rings and Apron Strings by Erin Johnson

Bat Wings, Rings & Apron Strings (Spells & Caramels #10) by Erin Johnson My Rating: 3 stars Genre: Paranormal Cozy Mystery Age Category: Adult Type of romance: MF Blurb: A delicious wedding. A sour and supernatural curse. Will this baker’s next bite be her last? With her wedding to Hank fast approaching, Imogen Banks has come a long way from the magical contest that brought her to Bijou Mer. But when conspirators seek to sabotage the witch’s big day, she fears her latest recipe for happiness will end in disaster. And after the prince falls horribly ill, Imogen and her […]

Posted August 3, 2020 by Lola in Fantasy, Mystery, Review / 2 Comments

Review: Flip-Flops and Murder by H.Y. Hanna

Review: Flip-Flops and Murder by H.Y. Hanna

Flip-Flops and Murder (Barefoot Sleuth Cozy Mysteries #1) by H.Y. Hanna My Rating: 3 stars Genre: Cozy Mystery Age Category: Adult Type of romance: MF Blurb: Welcome to the deadliest beach resort in Florida – in USA Today bestselling author H.Y. Hanna’s new cozy mystery series! English girl Ellie is a ‘fish-out-of-water’ when she arrives in sunny Florida for a vacation with her aunt at a beach resort. But she’s barely dipped her toe in the ocean before she stumbles on a sinister murder. Now Ellie must battle jet lag, sunburn, and a cheeky parrot named Hemingway, while trying to […]

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

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