Thursday, July 27, 2017

Come Helen High Water by Susan McBride | Blog Tour with Excerpt and Giveaway


Helen Evans returns in Susan McBride's fourth River Road Mystery!


The Blurb



Spring has sprung, the river is rising, and when Luann Dupree, the head of River Bend's Historical Society, vanishes into the night, everyone in town is convinced she's run off with her Internet Romeo. But her lifelong friend, Sarah Biddle, is convinced Luann is the victim of foul play. No one believes her — not even her husband, the local sheriff, so she turns to Helen Evans for help.

As River Bend's resident puzzle-solver, Helen's tackled many a local mystery before. So she agrees to help Sarah, even though she's not so sure herself that Luanne is really in trouble. But as the town's flood waters slowly recede, dead fish and muck aren't the only things Helen finds. She begins to uncover town secrets, false identities... and the very real chance that Luanne might not be discovered alive....


Come Helen High Water by Susan McBride
Series: A River Road Mystery, #4
Genre: Cozy Mystery  
Publication Date: June 27, 2017
Publisher: Witness Impulse
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-10: 0062427970
ISBN-13: 978-0062427977
e-Book File Size: 2356 KB
ASIN: B015WXQE5Y


Excerpt


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Calamity at the Continental Club by Colleen J. Shogan | Blog Tour with Guest Post & Giveaway


The Blurb


The Mayflower Society is about to hold its annual meeting at Washington D.C.’s swanky gathering place for the elite, the Continental Club. That means Kit Marshall’s upper-crust future in-laws, Buffy and Winston Hollingsworth, are coming for a visit. Annoyed that Kit has not set a date to marry Doug, Buffy wants her to commit to a high society wedding at the club. Kit, though chief of staff for a congresswoman, feels uncomfortable with Buffy and Winston’s crowd.

Kit receives an unexpected reprieve in the form of murder. En route to her morning jog, she encounters the corpse of the leader of the Mayflower Society, conservative multimedia tycoon Grayson Bancroft. On the security cameras, no one was seen entering or leaving the club, which means the culprit had to be an overnight guest. Little love was lost on Bancroft, but the police have their prime suspect: Doug’s father.

Buffy and Winston, formerly disdainful of Kit’s sleuthing, urge her to investigate. With her future in-laws’ freedom and reputations at stake, Kit sets out once again to solve a murder mystery, this time aided by her fiancĂ© Doug in addition to her friends Meg and Trevor and her dog Clarence. Her search for clues will take her from the club to the Smithsonian Museum, the National Archives, and Mount Vernon.


Book 3 of the Washington Whodunit series, which began with Stabbing in the Senate and continued with Homicide in the House [reviewed here].


Calamity at the Continental Club by Colleen J. Shogan
Series: A Washington Whodunit, #3
Genre: Cozy Mystery  
Publication Date: July 15, 2017
Publisher: Camel Press
Paperback: 272 pages
ISBN-10: 1603813357
ISBN-13: 978-1603813358
eBook File Size: 2141 KB
ASIN: B073QZ622R


The Guest Post


Monday, July 17, 2017

Too Many Women in the Room by Joanne Guidoccio | Blog Tour with Excerpt, Review, Guest Post, and Giveaway


The Blurb



When Gilda Greco invites her closest friends to a VIP dinner, she plans to share David Korba’s signature dishes and launch their joint venture — Xenia, an innovative Greek restaurant near Sudbury, Ontario.

Unknown to Gilda, David has also invited Michael Taylor, a lecherous photographer who has throughout the past three decades managed to annoy all the women in the room. One woman follows Michael to a deserted field for his midnight run and stabs him in the jugular.

Gilda’s life is awash with complications as she wrestles with a certain detective’s commitment issues and growing doubts about her risky investment in Xenia. Frustrated, Gilda launches her own investigation and uncovers decades-old secrets and resentments that have festered until they explode into untimely death. Can Gilda outwit a killer bent on killing again?

Too Many Women in the Room by Joanne Guidoccio
Series: Gilda Greco Mystery Series, #2
Genre: Cozy Mystery, Culinary Mystery
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc
Publication Date: May 19, 2017
Paperback: 252 pages
ISBN-10: 1509214542
ISBN-13: 978-1509214549
E-Book File Size: 1408 KB
ASIN: B06XXNPRXS
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The Excerpt


Friday, June 30, 2017

Booked 4 Murder by J.C. Eaton | Review

The Blurb

Never judge a book by its cover...


Sophie “Phee” Kimball is not a cop. She’s a divorced, middle-aged mom who works as an account clerk for the police department in a small city in Minnesota. But her retired mother, Harriet Plunkett, is convinced Phee is the only one who can solve the mystery of a cursed book. According to Harriet, four members of her book club have already succumbed to the deadly curse. Harriet insists Phee catch the next plane to her retirement community in Sun City West, Arizona, to investigate.

Is her mother just bored and lonely? She does have a new pet — a long-haired chiweenie (half Chihuahua, half Dachshund) — for company and a host of pals (although that number is admittedly dwindling). Phee is certain that their book club selection isn’t cursed, but is somebody really knocking off the ladies? As Phee starts to uncover dark secrets hidden in plain sight under the blazing Arizona sun, she’ll need to read between the lines before it’s someone else’s final chapter....


Booked 4 Murder by J.C. Eaton
Series: A Sophie Kimball Mystery, #1
Genre: Cozy Mystery 
Publication Date: June 27, 2017
Publisher: Kensington
Paperback: 320 pages
ISBN-10: 1496708555
ISBN-13: 978-1496708557
e-Book File Size: 1091 KB
ASIN: B01LYPJE1G
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The Review


Thursday, June 29, 2017

Booked 4 Murder by J.C. Eaton | Book Blast with Excerpt and Giveaway


The Blurb


Never judge a book by its cover...

Sophie “Phee” Kimball is not a cop. She’s a divorced, middle-aged mom who works as an account clerk for the police department in a small city in Minnesota. But her retired mother, Harriet Plunkett, is convinced Phee is the only one who can solve the mystery of a cursed book. According to Harriet, four members of her book club have already succumbed to the deadly curse. Harriet insists Phee catch the next plane to her retirement community in Sun City West, Arizona, to investigate.

Is her mother just bored and lonely? She does have a new pet — a long-haired chiweenie (half Chihuahua, half Dachshund) — for company and a host of pals (although that number is admittedly dwindling). Phee is certain that their book club selection isn’t cursed, but is somebody really knocking off the ladies? As Phee starts to uncover dark secrets hidden in plain sight under the blazing Arizona sun, she’ll need to read between the lines before it’s someone else’s final chapter....


Booked 4 Murder by J.C. Eaton
Series: A Sophie Kimball Mystery, #1
Genre: Cozy Mystery 
Publication Date: June 27, 2017
Publisher: Kensington
Paperback: 320 pages
ISBN-10: 1496708555
ISBN-13: 978-1496708557
e-Book File Size: 1091 KB
ASIN: B01LYPJE1G
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The Excerpt