February Coming Attractions: The Candy Box Edition

Jan 27, 2018 | 2018 Articles, Coming Attractions!, Mysteryrat's Maze, Sunny Frazier

by Sunny Frazier

Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win a copy of a book from a past Coming Attractions, Curses, Boiled Again! by Shari Randall. There are also links you can use to purchase any of these books.

Four new series are coming your way, and some of your favorite authors are back with their latest offerings. Plenty here to satisfy any cozy sweet tooth. And if you’re dieting, lots of feline mysteries as well.

bookIt’s Asking for Truffle when Charity Penn gets a letter saying she won a trip to Camellia Beach, South Carolina. She’ll get free cooking lessons at the town’s chocolate shop, The Chocolate Box, But she never entered any contest. A friend offers to look into the phony prize?only to end up drowned in a vat of chocolate. Feeling guilty, Charity travels to Camellia Beach to investigate. She finds she likes the eccentric people and making chocolate. She also finds there’s a plot to destroy the town. This is the first in the new Southern Chocolate Shop Mysteries by Dorothy St. James.

book??Lucy Berberian quit her Philly law firm and goes home to Ocean Crest on the Jersey Shore. She starts working in her family’s Mediterranean restaurant, the Kebab Kitchen. She’s introduced a new hummus bar in town, but her nemesis and ex-cheerleader has just taken over as Local Health Inspector. After eating at the Kebab Kitchen, she falls down dead. If it’s Hummus and Homicide, Lucy is the number one suspect. Author Tina Kashian gives us recipes in her first Kebab Kitchen Mystery.

bookFor those with wheat allergies, here’s a gluten free series from Diana Orgain. Mona Reilly is prepping for the grand opening of Jammin’ Honey. Her friend supplies the shop with homemade lotions, candles, royal jelly, and such. But while the women are out taste testing gluten-free items, the shop burns down. A body is recovered from the fire, and the most handsome cop Mona’s ever seen is assigned the case. There are motives to spare, and it’s up to Mona to solve the Murder and Sticky Jam.

bookFlorrie Fox creates coloring books for adults and manages Color Me Read bookstore in Georgetown, Washington D.C. She lives in a rent-free carriage house belonging to her boss. The catch is, she must move in immediately to prevent his sister and nephew from trying to claim the house. When the nephew arrives then disappears, he’s found dead in a trap door on the third floor of the shop, and Florrie’s boss is the suspect. Doodling clues, she begins to consider other colorful characters. Color Me Murder is the first Pen & Ink Mystery by Krista Davis.

bookIt’s The Valentine Mystery in White Eagle, Montana. Tess and canine Tilly are busier than ever delivering Valentine Cards along with the daily mail and gossip. There’s also the Paws and Claws Holiday Adoption Ball to prepare for. Join Tess and Tilly as they make sure that every Valentine wish comes true, and every animal shelter resident finds their perfect match in time for Valentine’s Day. This is the second Tess and Tilly Mystery penned by Kathi Daley.

bookA famous stage and movie star comes to Cape Cod for a production of The Hound of the Baskervilles. When he and the cast come to visit Gemma Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes Bookshop, she realizes he’s too old and too drunk to play Sherlock. Her best friend’s mom puts on a tea fundraiser, but when it’s time to leave, the star is found dead at the bottom of a cliff. The police have fingered Gemma’s best friend’s mom despite numerous other suspects. The game is afoot once again in The Cat of the Baskervilles, Vicki Delany’s third book in the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mysteries.

bookMeanwhile in Athena, Mississippi, it’s Claws for Concern in Miranda James ninth Cat in the Stacks Mystery. Charlie Harris is enjoying time with his new grandson and Maine Coon, Diesel. He has no time for the famous true-crime writer who wants to write a book about him. But Charlie is willing to spend time helping an elderly man with the library’s genealogical base. He’s shocked when he discovers visitor’s search is on his late aunt’s husband. The crime writer thinks the old man in involved in the age-old murder.

bookAcross the pond in the quaint village of Thistlecross in Wales, Elidh is the estate manager of a fifteenth century Castle Gylfinog. But when her employer’s three estranged sons and their wives move in, the castle becomes of place of dangerous secrets. The escalating tension erupts in murder, Eilidh can’t trust anyone. Following a maze of greed and malice, author Amy Reade brings us Murder at Thistlecross, the third in her Malice series.

To enter to win a copy of a book from a past Coming Attractions-Curses, Boiled Again! by Shari Randall simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “candy boxed,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen February 3, 2018. U.S. residents only. If entering via email please include your mailing address, and if via comment please include your email address.

Check out other mystery articles, reviews, book giveaways & short stories in our mystery section. Check back every month for Coming Attractions!

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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.

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  1. Congratulations to all the authors on their new books!

  2. Wow! Would love to win this! Looks unlike an amazing book! Would maker a special bdasy since my birthday is coming up on Feb 7th!!! Thank you for the chance!

  3. Sounds like a great book!!

  4. These sound great. Thanks for the opportunity. I’ll need to check out your series as well as these. kckendler at gmail dot com

  5. Great story line cant wait to read.

  6. All these books sound great! Thanks for the chance to win Curses, Boiled Again!

  7. So many cozies – so little time! I had heard of four of these new books and was glad to learn about the others. I would love to read them all.

    Thank you for the chance to win a copy of a book from a past Coming Attractions, “Curses, Boiled Again!” by Shari Randall. Hoping to be the fortunate one selected.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  8. Happy to see some series I’m following
    will be putting out a new story soon.
    Also a couple I’ve not read before
    but I’ll be watching for them – want
    to try them out.
    thanks for sharing

  9. What a great group of books! Thanks for the chance to win..


  10. Some great sounding books. Thanks for the giveaway.

  11. Looks like a great collection of books for February. I see Amy Reade is in here too. I’d love to read some of these books, but I always seem so far behind on my reading.
    Good “Coming Attractions,” article. Thank you, Sunny!

  12. Sounds like a great book! Thank you for doing the giveaway!

  13. Thanks for including my book, Sunny! All the books look so good…my TBR is suffering under its own weight!

  14. What a great list of new books to read. My list to find, next time I am book store just got longer.

  15. This looks like a great book. Yet another one to add to my
    “To Be Read” pile.
    donnaing1(at)gmail (dot)com

  16. Would love to read “Curses, Boiled Again”. Sounds like a great read.

  17. We have a winner!


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