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Coming Attractions: End of Summer Edition


FROM THE 2017 Articles,
andSunny Frazier

by Sunny Frazier

Details at the end of this post on how to win copies of books from past Coming Attractions-Knot What You Think by Mary Marks, Murder at Chateau sur Mer by Alyssa Maxwell, & One Fete in the Grave by Vickie Fee. There are also links you can use to purchase any of these books.

Bonbons and bon mots (witty stuff) are the order of the day in this month’s collection, along with knitters, astrologers, beauticians, and a costume shop. Enjoy reading!

bookAuthor Amanda Flower introduces us to the first in her new Amish Candy Shop Mysteries with Assaulted Caramel. It’s a candy-coated life for Bailey King, assistant chocolatier at world-famous JP Chocolates in New York City. But when her grandmother calls saying Grandpa’s heart condition is worse, Bailey rushes to Harvest, Ohio. That’s where her grandparents run Amish candy shop Swissmen Sweets. Things are getting better for Grandpa until his chocolate knife is found at the store sticking out of a local developer. Now the old man is the prime suspect, so Bailey needs to clear his name. Recipes Included!

bookFudge is back! Oh Fudge, book 6 in the Candy-Coated series by Nancy Coco, finds protag Allie McMurphy dealing with an angry cousin when Allie inherits the family hotel and fudge shop on Mackinac Island, Michigan. Now the woman’s come back but is found at the Butterfly House standing over a corpse impaled with a garden spade. Now Allie has to bury the hatchet and work with her cousin to catch the killer.

bookIf you’re following Sadie Hartwell’s Tangled Web series, book 2 is coming this month. A Knit Before Dying finds Josie Blair settling into the sedate pace of Dorset Falls, Connecticut. Happily running Miss Marple’s Knits and several other projects, she doesn’t have time to even think about her past in New York. But when the antique dealer across the street is found stabbed with sheep shears, Josie has to put her detective hat on. Original knitting patterns included.

bookThe Sagebrush Festival is Proper, Nevada’s annual event. This year’s theme is board games (Remember those?). The Domino Divas went to Margo Tamblyn’s costume shop, Disguise DeLimit, to get their outfits. But, on the night of their performance the head dancer is found dead in her dressing room. Margo learns her dad’s best friend is the prime suspect. He’s connected to the victim by an unsolved robbery from the city’s past. Diane Vallere’s Dressed to Confess is the third in her Costume Shop mysteries and includes recipes and costume ideas.

bookThe stars don’t align for a wedding which San Francisco astrologer Julia Bonatti is in as a bridesmaid. The Moon-Mars-Pluto connection spells trouble, but nobody expected a missing sister, passed-out wedding planner, and a lethal shooting. Julie is called upon to use her astrological insights and winds up becoming a key witness to a crime that stretches beyond the California coast. All Signs Point to Murder is the second in Connie di Marco’s Zodiac Mysteries.

bookFinally, shame on me for missing out on Arlene McFarlane’s June release of Murder, Curlers and Canes, book 2 in the Valentine Beaumont Series. So, who was angry enough with an elderly nun to shorten her journey to heaven? Beautician Valentine wants to find answers but is blocked by a detective, a sexy new stylist, and locals who all have their theories. Plus, she didn’t count on car chases, death threats, mysterious clues, an interfering mother, and a crazy staff.

To enter to win copies of Knot What You Think by Mary Marks, Murder at Chateau sur Mer by Alyssa Maxwell, & One Fete in the Grave by Vickie Fee, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “summer,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen August 5, 2017. 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!

Click on this link to purchase any of these books. Keep in mind that this link just takes you to Amazon where you can look up these books & purchase them:

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.

{ 33 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kathleen Kendler
Twitter: @Kathleen
July 29, 2017 at 10:08am

thanks for the info. many added to my TBR.


2 Pam Priborsky July 29, 2017 at 10:25am

I’d love to read these books! Thanks for the opportunity!


3 Joy Scaggs July 29, 2017 at 10:39am

Some of the authors I know and enjoy their books. I also see new to me authors and their books look like they would be great reads. Thank you for the opportunity to win.


4 Becky Stanley
Twitter: @Stanley _rebekah
July 29, 2017 at 12:51pm

Would love any of these books


5 Brooke Bumgardner
Twitter: @xbrookeb28x
July 29, 2017 at 6:30pm

So many great cozies coming up!! I am excited for these new releases.
A recent post from Brooke Bumgardner: Duplicity by Jane HaseldineMy Profile


6 Agnes Jenkins July 29, 2017 at 7:07pm

I am always looking for authors I haven’t read before. These sound very interesting and tasty.


7 Deb Forbes
Twitter: @dforb
July 29, 2017 at 7:16pm

Two authors I love to read and others I haven’t read yet. Sounds like all of them will be good reads


8 Marilyn
Twitter: @MarilynWatson18
July 29, 2017 at 11:04pm

Great sounding books …thanks for the contest.
Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com


9 Terry Browning July 31, 2017 at 12:42am

All of these would be new series for me. Thanks for the opportunity.


10 Annette Naish July 30, 2017 at 11:10am

WOW – what a lovely collection of books and a great opportunity. annettena at yahoo dot com


11 Sherry Priddy July 30, 2017 at 11:43am

Thanks, some new Authors to try!


12 Cheryl Smith July 30, 2017 at 11:52am

would love to read these


13 Debbie Price July 30, 2017 at 12:24pm

So many new books! Fingers crossed!


14 Autumn Trapani
Twitter: @Autumn
July 30, 2017 at 1:36pm

All of these books sound great, and I even found a new series (Tangled Web) that I didn’t know about before. Thanks for the chance to win!


15 Jeannie D. July 30, 2017 at 3:36pm

They all sound like great reads. Thanks for the chance!


16 Linda Alkire July 30, 2017 at 3:44pm

These books sound wonderful–especially the fudge shop on Mcikimac Island, one of my favorite places!


17 Meg
Twitter: @meg85242
July 30, 2017 at 4:57pm

Lots of great authors, exciting new books! I need more time to read! Thank you for thegiveaway!


18 Cynthia Blain July 30, 2017 at 5:13pm

This was a really informative blog post and thank you for getting me up to date on these releases. I have added them to my wish list but winning would be a lovely treat. Thank you.



19 Judy Weaver July 30, 2017 at 6:47pm

What an awesome giveaway!! I’ve read Arlene’s book and loved it! I’m sure all of these are great books! jawdance@yahoo.com


20 Melody Gonser
Twitter: @Melody Gonser
July 30, 2017 at 9:44pm

I love some of these authors and their books. It’s great to get to know new authors. All of these books are interesting sounding and I am looking forward to reading them. Thank you
Melody Gonser
3904 E. 26 th
Spokane, Washington 99223


21 Lorraine Bowen July 31, 2017 at 9:35am

These all look good. The Fudge series is one I have not heard of before. Would like to read the “summer” books.
raineybird at yahoo.com


22 Margaret Rushton
Twitter: @cupcake5858
August 1, 2017 at 7:18pm

All the books sound amazing. A couple of the authors are new to me and the others, I’m a big fan of.


23 Sara Grotz August 2, 2017 at 9:16am

Can’t wait to read these books. If I don’t win, they are still ones on my tbr list. Thanks for the chance!


24 Karen August 2, 2017 at 10:19am

Alyssa Maxwell is one of my favorite authors. Would love to try some of the other authors.


25 Aggie Solej August 2, 2017 at 11:25am

Great books! It would be so very nice to be able to read them all 🙂
Great summer reads!


26 SHELLEY S. August 2, 2017 at 11:46am



27 Meg C August 2, 2017 at 4:59pm

Several great authors mentioned here. Thank you for the information on these upcoming releases and for the chance to win some good ones that have already been released. robbfan141729@yahoo.com


28 Jess D August 3, 2017 at 4:49am

Looks like some great reads! Thanks for the chance.


29 Jess D August 3, 2017 at 4:51am

Looks like some great reads. Thanks for the chance.
Maceoindo (at)yahoo (dot) com


30 Lisa Mitchell
Twitter: @Floridawishes62
August 3, 2017 at 7:30am

I would love to read these books! Thanks very much for the chance!


31 Dianne Casey August 3, 2017 at 12:36pm

What a great selection of new cozies! Would really like to read all of them. Thanks for the chance.


32 Doward Wilson August 4, 2017 at 10:35pm

Thanks for a great post.


33 Lorie
Twitter: @mysteryrat
August 14, 2017 at 12:59pm

We have a winner!


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