April Coming Attractions: Rainy Days Edition

Mar 25, 2023 | 2023 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 Cheddar Late Than Dead by Linda Reilly mentioned in a past Coming Attractions column.

Do we really need April showers? This year we were saturated. Better to stay dry with a good mystery.

Have we ever seen a mystery set in a hospice? Jennifer Wright-Berryman’s debut novel, The Dying Five, is the first in her new Hospice Heroes Mysteries. When the CEO of a start-up company is gunned down, the Five and their social worker are dying to investigate. Between naps and nurses, they become entangled in a plot of greed, power, and peril. While collecting clues, another CEO is murdered. And, it turns out, there are also a few secrets among the Five. Set in the rolling hills of Southern Indiana, this series is one to die for.

Do I see a theme developing here? Ashes to Ashes, Crust to Crust is Mindy Quigley’s second Deep Dish Mystery. Pizzeria owner Delilah O’Leary is determined to keep her restaurant in Geneva Bay, Wisconsin, afloat. She enters a culinary contest for the prize money and is betting on her Pretzel Crust Deep-Dish Bratwurst Pizza for the win. But, when her ex’s new squeeze is found dead by a poisoned smoothie, she becomes one of the suspects.

When Lucy Stone, reporter of the Tinker’s Cove newspaper in Maine, is invited to her daughter’s surprise wedding in France, of course she says “Oui.” But when a young woman’s body is found floating in the chateau moat, rumors spread about the family her daughter is marrying into.There’s also the fear that the bride’s ex-boyfriend may might show up and make a scene. Mother of the Bride Murder is the twenty-ninth Lucy Stone Mystery by Leslie Meier.

Another wedding is on the horizon in the New England town of Greyborne Harbor. Addie is about to slip into her wedding dress when a startling find in her attic reveals things in the past. As the owner of Beyond the Page Books and Curios, she’s delighted to find a rare collection of classic children’s books, including a first edition of The Velveteen Rabbit. A handwritten inscription gives a clue to unraveling a mystery in Addie’s family. It’s a Dedication to Murder in the ninth Beyond the Bookstore series by Lauren Elliott.

Little Shop of Murders is a collection of fifteen short stories by a variety of authors. All profits go to children’s charities.
Don’t Toy with Me by Diane Kelly
A Man With No Imagination by Millie Ravensworth
The Forget-Me-Not Antiques Mystery by Victoria Tait
It Was Our Song by Nikki Knight
Always and Furever by Eryn Scott
Wild Irish Dreams by Lise McClendon
Architect of a Murder by Carlene O’Connor
Blooms and Blackmail by London Lovett
Secondhand Murder by J. New
The Lady of the House by Flora McGowan
Requiem for a Violin by Geraldine Byrne
Nightly Nuisance by Kathryn Mykel
The Gift of Dragons by ACF Bookens
Nowhere to Hide by Debbie Young
Murder in the Bookshop by Rachel McLea

Best of the Rest

Kathryn Mykel — Threading Trouble: A Quilting Cozy #4

To enter to win a copy of Cheddar Late Than Dead by Linda Reilly, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “April” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen April 8, 2023. U.S. residents only, and you must be 18 or older to enter. If entering via email please include your mailing address in case you win. 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 goes up next month.

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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. Another great bunch of books! Count me in!

  2. So many wonderful sounding new cozies! Thank you for the chance to win!

  3. So many good books, so little time.
    I’ll give them a shot anyway. thanks

  4. These sound good

  5. We have a winner!


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