Coming Attractions: Faith and Begorra Edition

Feb 27, 2021 | 2021 Articles, Coming Attractions!, Mysteryrat's Maze, Sunny Frazier

by Sunny Frazier

This week we have a giveaway of Shucked Apart by Barbara Ross, which was featured in a past Coming Attractions. by Details on how to enter below.

While the snow melts in parts of the country and St. Patrick’s Day, Daylight Savings Time, and the first day of spring are around the corner, don’t even think about giving up books for Lent! Here’s the start of a new series by a new author. There are also farms, food, and the luck of the Irish in the books coming out this month. Enjoy!

Author Amy Pershing gives us A Side of Murder in her first Cape Cod Foodie series. Samantha Barnes leaves NYC when she inherits a dilapidated house in Cape Cod that comes with an enormous puppy. She lands a job writing restaurant reviews, but her boss is very bossy and the harbor master was her first love. She’s about to review a restaurant with great seafood chowder when a body is found in the pond. By stirring the pot, is Samantha creating a recipe for her own murder?

It’s the Case of the Shady Shamrock when a mysterious package shows up on Zack and Jillian Anderson’s doorstep in Pomme Valley, Oregon. It’s an old silver chest with Celtic markings, but no way to open it. The pair figures it’s a decorative item until people start coming after it. Maybe it contains something of great value. The Anderson’s, along with Corgis Sherlock and Watson, are on the case, where they discover it’s part of an unsolved theft in Ireland a century ago. Jeffrey Poole continues the Corgi Case Files series with book twelve.

What’s an Irish Parade without a murder? Returning to Maine after burying her father-in-law in Florida, Lucy Stone finds her journalism job at the Pennysaver in jeopardy. A young and ambitious man turns down the assignment to cover the St. Patrick’s Day parade and Lucy is stuck with the story. When her rival is charged with sending a correctional officer to his fiery death, Lucy doesn’t believe it. However, she’ll need a four-leaf clover to solve the mystery. Irish Parade Murder is the twenty-seventh outing by Leslie Meier.

Also set in Maine is Details in the Document, a new Inn at Holiday Bay mystery by Kathi Daley. In book fourteen, Abby Sullivan discovers the seaside mansion she bought sight unseen comes with a small plot of land. The parcel is basically worthless and for more than a century nobody paid attention. Until now.

Hobby farmer Ivy Galloway opens her Runaway Farm as a refuge for animals. This time it’s adorable, if hyperactive, goats. Their high jinx are amusing, but there’s nothing funny about people dying unexpectedly in the quaint village of Clover Grove. With her clever Border Collie, Keats, and her dream team of sleuths, Ivy’s ready to get her hands dirty and solve the mystery. Don’t Rock the Goat is the eighth Bought-the-Farm mystery by Ellen Riggs.

More goats and Collies show up in Cindy Bell’s latest. Apparently, there’s Greed in Little Leaf Creek. Up to now Cassie Alberta has been enjoying the small town, her farmhouse, and even her grumpy ex-cop neighbor. But a murder at the local garden center changes all that. Now she and her neighbor must dig up clues and uncover more than they bargained for. This is the sixth Little Leaf Creek book which includes a recipe for Lemon Bars.

More recipes, as well as knitting tips, are included book seven of the Knit & Nibble mysteries by Peggy Ehrhart. In Arborville, New Jersey, community gardens overflow with seasonal veggies and herbs. A farm-to-table enthusiast who was writing a cookbook is found her plot, strangled by a knitting needle. Pamela Paterson and neighbor Bettina have to weave clues together to find out who did the Knitty Gritty Murder.

Hungry for more? When a fourteen-year-old girl goes missing, members of the town in California’s wine country comb the countryside. Calla Lily, along with people from the Calla Lily Vineyards, Winery, and Theater, join the search. Calla’s dog Marlowe finds a girl injured, traumatized, and unable to talk, but it’s The Vintner’s Other Daughter. Now Lily and her friends have two mysteries to solve. Author Anna Celeste Burke includes recipes in the fourth Calla Lily Mystery Series.


Lauren Elliott—Under the Cover of Murder/Beyond the Page #6

Krista Davis—Big Little Spies/Paws & Claws #7

Kaye George—Into the Sweet Hereafter/Vintage Sweets #3

Lynn Cahoon—Picture Perfect Frame/Tourist Trap #12

Traci Wilton—Mrs. Morris and the Sorceress/A Salem B&B mystery #4

Amy Lillard—A Murder Between Pages/Main Street Book Club #2

Laura Childs—Haunted Hibiscus/Tea Shop #22

Kathryn Long—Boarding With Murder/Sierra Pines B&B #1

Elizabeth Penney—Bodies and Bows/Apron Shop #3

Deanna Chase—Witching For Clarity/Premonition Point #4

Christine Zane Thomas—You’ve Got Spells/Witching Hour #4

LynDee Walker—No Sin Unpublished/Faith McClellan #3

Laurie Cass—Checking Out Crime/A Bookmobile Cat Mystery #9

Maddie Day—Murder at the Taffy Shop/A Cozy Capers Book Group Mystery #2

To enter to win a copy of Shucked Apart by Barbara Ross, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “shucked” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen March 6, 2021. U.S. residents only, and you must be 18 or older to enter.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. Be sure to check out our new mystery podcast too with mystery short stories, and first chapters read by local actors. A new episode went up this week.

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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. Lots of great reading here. Would really like to read “Shucked Apart”.

  2. Shucked Apart looks like a great beach read. It will remind me of where I grew up near the ocean.

  3. I can’t wait to read it Shucked Apart sounds interesting and fun to read. The cover is amazing.

  4. I’m almost finished with Sealed Out, so I’d love to win Shucked Apart! Great blog, by the way.

    • Thanks! I hope you keep coming back.

  5. Yay!!! Would love to win!!
    Thank you for the chance to win this great book giveaway!!!

  6. Would like to get a copy, lots of good reads coming up! tWarner419(at)aol(dot)com

  7. Great list of books to add to my TBR pile! I would love to have Shucked Apart by Barbara Ross. I am so glad that she mentioned this blog in her Facebook post, I plan to add it to my favorites as well. 

  8. So many great books I’m excited to read.

  9. New releases for old faves and
    some potential new faves.

  10. We have a winner!


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