Posts Categorized: Mystery

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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Review: Murder on the Toy Town Express by Barbara Early

Review: Murder on the Toy Town Express by Barbara Early

Murder on the Toy Town Express: A Vintage Toyshop Mystery (Vintage Toyshop Mystery #2) by Barbara Early Rating: 4 stars Genre: Cozy Mystery Blurb: Liz McCall has come to love running her father’s vintage toyshop back home in East Aurora, NY, so when the Train and Toy Show comes to town, she’s all aboard for a fun toy-filled weekend. The only hitch is that her childhood bully Craig McFadden, now local business rival, has set up a booth next to hers. But the fun and games are over when Craig falls from the ceiling in a publicity stunt gone wrong…. Read more »

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Review: Dial Meow for Murder by Bethany Blake

Review: Dial Meow for Murder by Bethany Blake

Dial Meow for Murder (Lucky Paws Petsitting Mystery #2) by Bethany Blake Rating: 4 stars Genre: Cozy Mystery Blurb: Even an experienced pet sitter like Daphne Templeton can be fooled by animal behavior: how can an adorably tiny fuzz ball named Tinkleston be capable of sudden flying leaps with cat claws bared? But human behavior remains even more mysterious, especially when Tinkleston’s owner is murdered on the night of a gala fundraiser for Fur-ever Friends Pet Rescue. Accompanied by her unflappable basset hound, Socrates, Daphne plans to take charge of Tinks the Terror and leave the crime-solving to handsome detective… Read more »

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Review: Witch Chocolate Bites by H.Y. Hanna

Review: Witch Chocolate Bites by H.Y. Hanna

Witch Chocolate Bites (Bewitched by Chocolate #4) by H.Y. Hanna Rating: 4 stars Genre: Paranormal Cozy Mystery Blurb: Magical chocolates, missing jewels and murder… When novice witch Caitlyn Le Fey heads to the outdoor cinema festival at a beautiful Cotswolds manor, the last thing she expects is for the evening to end in murder. But when a dead man is found with fang marks in his neck and her old vampire uncle, Viktor, is arrested, Caitlyn must use all her newfound magic powers to clear his name. Sleuthing isn’t simple, however, with so many strangers arriving at her grandmother’s enchanted… Read more »

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Review: Missing by Kelley Armstrong

Review: Missing by Kelley Armstrong

Missing by Kelley Armstrong Rating: 4 stars Genre: Thriller/ Mystery Blurb: The only thing Winter Crane likes about Reeve’s End is that soon she’ll leave it. Like her best friend did. Like her sister did. Like most of the teens born in town have done. There’s nothing for them there but abandoned mines and empty futures. They’re better off taking a chance elsewhere. The only thing Winter will miss is the woods. Her only refuge. At least it was. Until the day she found Lennon left for dead, bleeding in a tree. But now Lennon is gone too. And he… Read more »

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