by Sunny Frazier
Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win an ebook copy of a book from a past Coming Attractions, Murder in Thistlecross by Amy Reade, and a print copy of I Know What You Bid Last Summer by Sherry Harris. There are also links you can use to purchase any of these books.
Authors are throwing temptation your way with their tasty (and tasteful) books—including 5 new series. Enjoy!
Cynthia Baxter indulges us with Murder with a Cherry on Top, the first in the Lickity Splits Ice Cream Shoppe Mystery. Kate McKay goes home again to the town of Wolfert’s Roost in the Hudson Valley to take care of her sick grandmother. She decides to settle and open an ice cream shop. So does her frenemy, who opens one across the street at the bakery. They have a huge public argument, so guess who’s the prime suspect when the woman is murdered? Kate is determined to get the real scoop on the crime but realizes she’ll need way more than a sprinkle of wit if she wants to expose the killer and live to see another sundae. Includes mouthwatering ice cream recipes.
In a new knitting mystery, widow Pamela Paterson keeps busy as associate editor of a craft magazine. She also starts Knit and Nibble knitting club in Arborville, New Jersey. She invites a friend, who just moved back to Arborville, to a meeting. But Amy doesn’t show. Pamela finds the woman dead outside, a knitting needle the weapon and her knitting bag missing. When another murder occurs, Pamela needs to untangle the knotty mystery. Murder She Knit is Peggy Ehrhart’s first Knit & Nibble Mystery. Knitting tips and delicious recipe included!
Welcome to the Ho-Lee Noodle House, where the Chinese food is to die for. Lana Lee never thought she would again work at the family restaurant. But after a nasty break-up and a workplace walk-out, waiting tables doesn’t look so bad. Except for Mom, who is trying to find her a husband. That problem is pushed to the side when the property manager turns up dead after a delivery of shrimp dumplings. Everyone on staff knew he had a shellfish allergy. The media is in a feeding frenzy over the story. It’s Death by Dumpling in this first Noodle Shop Mystery by Vivian Chen. Soon you’ll be hungry for more.
Lynn Cahoon, who also writes the Tourist Trap Mysteries, starts a new farm-to-fork series with Who Moved My Goat Cheese? Angie Turner has only three weeks until the opening of her restaurant, County Seat, in rural Idaho. She’s got local vendors lines up, including the local goat dairy farmer. When there’s foul play at the dairy, Angie takes care of the livestock and sets out to solve the murder. There’s no whey Angie’s going to let some killer get her goat.
In the first Rose City Mystery, Britta Johnston is a late bloomer. But she flowers when she leaves her deadbeat husband and dead-end job. She decides to work at her aunt’s Portland, Oregon, flower shop, Blooma. But things aren’t a bucolic as they seem. A real estate developer wants the waterfront property. After a hostile meeting with local business owners, he is found on the floor of Blooma, garden shears planted in his chest. Britta has to find this Natural Thorn Killer penned by Kate Dyer-Seeley.
We’re going Plum Tea Crazy over the latest Tea Shop Mystery by Laura Childs. At a mansion in Charleston, South Carolina, a local banker stands on the widow’s walk enjoying the Gaslights and Galleons Parade. Suddenly he falls over a railing and plunges three stories to his death. It looks like an accident until it’s discovered he was hit with a bolt from a crossbow. Tea shop owner Theodosia Browning is asked by the owner of the mansion to investigate. Soon she has a plethora of suspects, including his almost ex-wife, a co-worker, and a real estate partner. Kick back with a cuppa and enjoy.
Event planner Liv McKay and sidekick Di leave Dixie, Tennessee, for Vegas to attend Mama’s wedding, an Elvis-themed ceremony. But the bachelorette party is a disaster and back home there are problems with a soiree. When the wedding party gets to the chapel they find the Elvis-impersonating minister has left the building—permanently. Liv’s cousin, Little Junior, is suspected of the murder. Liv and Di hit the streets of Sin City and gamble that they will catch the killer. Til Death Do Us Party is the fourth Liv and Di in Dixie mystery by Vicki Fee.
It’s Farewell to Felines on Madrona Island in the San Juan Islands off the coast of Washington State. The Hollow is magical and cats have lived there long before developers moved in. Caitlin Hart runs the Harthaven Cat Sanctuary. When a witch friend tells her about the exodus of felines, Cait sets out to find the cause. What she finds is a startling irregularity that not only explains why the cats have departed but is responsible for human deaths. This chilling mystery is Kathi Daley’s fifteenth Whales and Tails mystery.
To enter to win a copy of an ebook copy of a book from a past Coming Attractions, Murder in Thistlecross, and a print copy of I Know What You Bid Last Summer by Sherry Harris simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “lent,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen March 3, 2018. U.S. residents only. If entering via email please include your mailing address, and if via comment please include your email address.
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