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Coming Attractions: Hearts and Flowers Edition

IN THE January 26 ISSUE

FROM THE 2019 Articles,
andComing Attractions!,
andMysteryrat's Maze,
andSunny Frazier

by Sunny Frazier

Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win copies of Death By Committee by Alexis Morgan and Dead as a Door Knocker by Diane Kelly-all from past Coming Attractions columns.

February is for lovers, no matter if it’s for a sweetheart or sweets. This month I introduce a new series by Victoria Hamilton and mysteries with weddings, a tulip-digging dog, lobster for a romantic dinner, and two “pie” mysteries. Enjoy!

mystery book coverVictoria Hamilton, author of the Merry Muffin mysteries and Vintage Kitchen mysteries, is starting a new series. Set in Regency London, the city and spinster Emmeline St. Germain is shocked by the bloody murder of Sir Henry Claybourne. Just hours before his death, she’d pulled a dagger and threatened him while saving a maid he’d bought for “unseemly” purpose. Afraid someone saw her, she must solve the crime or face the hangman’s noose. A Gentlewoman’s Guide to Murder is a handbook we all need!

mysteryWhen dog trainer Lilly Echosby relocates to Chattanooga, she moves into a rental with her toy poodle Aggie (named after Agatha Christie). Her cranky neighbor complains about Aggie’s barking and digging up his prize tulips. But the pup digs up more than that. There’s a body in the flower bed. The Puppy Who Knew Too Much is the second in the Dog Club Mysteries by V.M. Burns.

mysteryGoing out for lobster is romantic, and people are flocking to The Lazy Mermaid at Mystic Bay. It’s not just for the food but also a glimpse of a huge lobster dubbed Lobzilla. He’s a social media darling and ballerina-on-the-mend Allie Larkin and her aunt have more customers than they can handle. When a posh restaurant is burglarized, Allie steps in to help the investigation. While she’s not minding the Mermaid, Lobzilla escapes his tank. Drawn and Buttered is the third Lobster Shack Mystery from Shari Randall.

mysteryIt’s a beachfront wedding in Charm, North Carolina, and Everly Swan is excited to cater her friend’s special day. It’s also great PR for her new restaurant, Seaside Café. But when the wealthy groom is found doing the Dead Man’s Float in the surf, the locals believe the new widow is a fortune hunter. Everly knows her friend couldn’t have done it, but which wedding guest did the deed? No Good Tea Goes Unpunished is Bree Baker’s second of her Seaside Café Mysteries.

mysteryIt’s not wedding cake this time, but pie. In the California coastal town of San Nicholas, Valentine Harris has seen a slowdown in her bakery, Pie Town. When a reality cooking show steps in and wants to change the restaurant for filming, Val is torn between the great publicity and putting up with the show’s nasty bakery chef. Murder steals the spotlight when the show’s producer is pushed to her death. Val and her elderly pie crust expert must follow the crumbs to find a killer, even with the cameras still rolling. Kirsten Weiss gives us Pie Hard, Pie Town Mystery #3.


Libby KleinRestaurant Weeks are Murder Poppy McAllister Mysteries #3
Kathi DaleyLetters in the Library The Inn at Holiday Bay #2
Joanne FlukeChocolate Cream Pie Murder Hanna Swenson series #24
Amanda FlowersMurder and Metaphors A Magical Bookshop #3
Rhys BowenThe Victory Garden (Non-mystery standalone novel)
Tina KashianOne Feta in the Grave Kebab Kitchen #3
Carlene O’ConnorMurder in an Irish Pub Irish Village Mystery #4
Carol J. PerryFinal Exam Witch City Mysteries #8
J. D. RobbConnections in Death In Death Mystery #48
Annelise RyanDead of Winter Mattie Winston #10
Charles ToddThe Black Ascot Inspector Ian Rutledge Mysteries #21

To enter to win copies of Death By Committee by Alexis Morgan and Dead as a Door Knocker by Diane Kelly-all from past Coming Attractions columns simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “hearts and flowerse,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen February 2, 2019. U.S. residents only. If entering via email please include your mailing address (so if you win we can get the book sent right out to you), and if via comment please include your email address. You can read our privacy statement here if you like.

Check out other mystery articles, reviews, book giveaways & mystery short stories in our mystery section. And join our mystery Facebook group to keep up with everything mystery we post, and have a chance at some extra giveaways. Check back every month for Coming Attractions! Don’t forget to to check out for our mystery podcast which feature mystery short stories and first chapters read by local actors.

Or click on this link to take you to Mysterious Galaxy’s website where you can purchase any of these books & a portion will go to help support KRL:


Sunny Frazier worked with an undercover narcotics team in Fresno County for 17 years before turning her energies to writing the Christy Bristol Astrology Mysteries. Based in the San Joaquin Valley of California, the novels are inspired by real cases and 35 years of casting horoscopes.

Disclosure: This post contains links to an affiliate program, for which we receive a few cents if you make purchases.

{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Wendy Clark January 26, 2019 at 9:49am

Please enter me.


2 Kelly Braun
Twitter: @69steelers2
January 26, 2019 at 4:39pm

Thanks for the article… looks like I have some new books to check out!
Kelly Braun


3 Jaime Minter
Twitter: @schnappy2
January 27, 2019 at 2:13am

Thanks for the chance! JL_Minter (at) hotmail (dot) com


4 Mary Holshouser January 27, 2019 at 8:16am

thanks for the heads-up on the new books.
I get most of my books from the library so
the sooner I can get my request in – the
better my chance of reading the new books
soon. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com


5 Taylor R. Williams January 27, 2019 at 9:02am

Super contest – thank you.


6 Sharon Whaley January 27, 2019 at 9:44am

Some books to add to my tbr list


7 DOWARD WILSON January 27, 2019 at 3:07pm

Thanks for the giveaway.


8 Verna January 27, 2019 at 7:23pm

Thanks for the giveaway. Would love to start my new year off
Right by winning and reading this book!


9 Kellene January 28, 2019 at 3:31am

Lots of new books to add to my TBR list. Thank you.


10 Robin L. Coxon January 28, 2019 at 11:02am

Based on our budget, I have had a lack of funds to be able to afford any books this year. It would be wonderful to be able to claim these as my own. Thanks for the chance and for your blog.


11 Dianne Casey January 28, 2019 at 3:18pm

Looks like a lot of great reading coming soon.


12 Nancy Schwenkner January 29, 2019 at 8:43am

Thanks for the great books to BOLO for. They all sound perfect. nschwenkner (at) gmail (dot) com


13 Jana Leah
Twitter: @Jana
January 29, 2019 at 9:30am

Lots of great sounding reads here.
turtle6422 at gmail dot com


14 Michelle January 29, 2019 at 3:25pm

Love your Giveaway!!!


15 Patricia Moody January 29, 2019 at 6:09pm

Sounds like an awesome give-away! Thanks for entering me!


16 Lynn January 30, 2019 at 9:22am

Thanks for offering these books to us!


17 Melissa Castor January 31, 2019 at 4:28am

These all sound like great books!


18 Nora-Adrienne Deret
Twitter: @NoraAdrienne
January 31, 2019 at 7:12am

It’s really sad when you enter the names of every book on the upcoming list and not ONE of them is listed as available or on order at libraries in THREE COUNTIES
A recent post from Nora-Adrienne Deret: February Means Valentine’s Day and More Books to Love!My Profile


19 Lorie
Twitter: @mysteryrat
February 11, 2019 at 10:33am

We have a winner!


20 Renee Wiswell
Twitter: @Mmousemania
February 24, 2019 at 11:44am

Thanks for the chance to win a good book! Renee


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