Tag: Cozy Mystery

Review: Tart of Darkness by Denise Swanson

Review: Tart of Darkness by Denise Swanson

Tart of Darkness (Chef-to-Go Mystery #1) by Denise Swanson narrated by Melissa Moran My Rating: 3 stars Genre: Cozy Mystery Age Category: Adult Type of romance: MF Blurb: First book in the Chef-To-Go Series from New York Times bestselling author Denise Swanson, featuring a delightful cast of small-town characters and a deliciously mysterious murder! Right when Dani thinks she’s hit a dead-end in her career, she unexpectedly inherits an enormous empty mansion in a quaint college town. This gives her the perfect opportunity to pursue her true passion—cooking! So Dani opens Chef-to-Go, preparing delicious, ready-made meals for hungry students attending […]

Posted February 19, 2024 by Lola in Mystery, Review / 2 Comments

Review: A Pie to Die For by Gretchen Rue

Review: A Pie to Die For by Gretchen Rue

A Pie to Die For (A Lucky Pie Mystery #1) by Gretchen Rue My Rating: 4 stars Genre: Cozy Mystery Age Category: Adult Type of romance: MF Blurb: For fans of Sofie Kelly and Joanne Fluke, it’s the end of the tourist season in Split Pine– but a murder at the Lucky Pie Diner stirs up trouble for the sleepy town in this series debut. Este March runs the family-owned Lucky Pie Diner on Split Pine Island in Northern Michigan. The pies at Lucky Pie aren’t just good, they’re magical, with a family recipe that grants certain customers their greatest […]

Posted February 6, 2024 by Lola in Fantasy, Mystery, Review / 2 Comments

Review: Eight Maids A-Meddlin’ by Ada Bell

Review: Eight Maids A-Meddlin’ by Ada Bell

Eight Maids A-Meddlin’ (Shady Grove Pyschic Mystery #7.5) by Ada Bell My Rating: 4 stars Genre: Cozy Mystery Age Category: Adult Type of romance: MF Blurb: Aly is looking forward to a quiet Christmas back home with her parents. She’ll attend the annual Holly Jolly Jamboree, watch her mother perform The Twelve Days of Christmas, and reconnect with the festival’s director, her mom’s best friend Lottie. The jubilee quickly goes from jolly to melancholy when Aly and Mom arrive at the fairground to find Lottie dead. Everyone loved Lottie, so how could this have happened? The police barely investigate before […]

Posted January 31, 2024 by Lola in Mystery, Review / 6 Comments

Review: Honey Bee Murder by Dahlia Donovan

Review: Honey Bee Murder by Dahlia Donovan

Honey Bee Murder (Honey Bear Cosy Mysteries #2) by Dahlia Donovan My Rating: 3 stars Genre: Cozy Mystery Age Category: Adult Type of romance: MM Blurb: George Bernard Sheth plans to spend July in the garden with his beloved pug, Bumble. He’s tending to his bees when a neighbour harasses him quite vocally. When the man winds up dead, all eyes are immediately on George and the many hives in his garden. Murphy Baird knows without a doubt George wouldn’t harm a fly or a bee or an obnoxious rich businessman. He balances keeping his brewery going with trying to […]

Posted January 22, 2024 by Lola in Mystery, Review, Romance / 4 Comments

Review: Seams Like Murder by Dorothy Howell

Review: Seams Like Murder by Dorothy Howell

Seams Like Murder (A Sewing Studio Mystery #1) by Dorothy Howell My Rating: 3 stars Genre: Cozy Mystery Age Category: Adult Type of romance: MF Blurb: Abbey Chandler needs a new start and a place to escape, so Hideaway Grove, where she spent her childhood summers, seems like a perfect choice. Once there, she takes up a rewarding new hobby—but also gets tangled up in a hit-and-run homicide . . . Abbey has barely arrived in the quaint, quiet town of Hideaway Grove before things turn from blissful to bloody—as the new librarian is mowed down by a car. The […]

Posted January 15, 2024 by Lola in Mystery, Review / 6 Comments

Review: Needle You Mind by A.C.F. Bookens

Review: Needle You Mind by A.C.F. Bookens

Needle You Mind (Stitches In Crime #11) by A.C.F. Bookens My Rating: 4 stars Genre: Cozy Mystery Age Category: Adult Type of romance: MF Blurb: It was supposed to be a simple salvage job. A couple mantels, some doorknobs. . .but definitely not a dead body. Paisley Sutton is sad to see an old Craftsman cottage be gutted, but she’s at least glad she gets to salvage some of the pieces. But when she finds the body of an older woman, still warm, in the house’s kitchen, she finds herself tangled up in a mystery that has ties to the […]

Posted January 10, 2024 by Lola in Mystery, Review / 4 Comments

Review: Deep Fried Death by Maddie Day

Review: Deep Fried Death by Maddie Day

Deep Fried Death (Country Store Mystery #12) Maddie Day My Rating: 4 stars Genre: Cozy Mystery Age Category: Adult Type of romance: MF Blurb: The latest installment in Maddie Day’s deliciously popular Country Store cozy mysteries is sure to appeal to fans of Jenn McKinlay, Ellery Adams, Leslies Meier, and Joanne Fluke. Many residents of South Lick, Indiana, claim the Outhouse Race, in which competitors push old-timey outhouse replicas on wheels at the annual Abe Martin Festival on Memorial Day, is the best thing since indoor plumbing. Just because country store and restaurant owner Robbie Jordan has too much to […]

Posted January 2, 2024 by Lola in Mystery, Review / 4 Comments