Cynthia Chow

A Good Dog’s Guide to Murder By Krista Davis: Review/Giveaway/Thanksgiving Post

by Cynthia Chow
& Krista Davis


It’s the winter holiday season for Wagtail, Virginia, and the pet-centric, pet-friendly tourist attracting town is celebrating with their Christkindlmarket and its annual Wagtail Dog and Cat Gingerbread House Contest. A partner with her Oma in their pet-welcoming Sugar Maple Inn, Holly Miller is enjoying the influx of guests and growth of town business. A new convention center has just been built and is about to open when an old oak tree on the property breaks, sparking controversy over the previous owner’s will which forbade it ever being cut down.

A Trip with Trouble By Diane Kelly: Review/Giveaway

by Cynthia Chow


Autumn is setting in at Beech Mountain, North Carolina, and the Mountaintop Lodge is fully booked for the tourist, leaf-watching season. Owner Misty Murphy is expecting a rather unique group of guests, as the all-women Dangerous Curves Motorcycle Club has reserved all of the rooms while they tour through the mountains and enjoy the lodge’s fire pits and nearby Greasy Griddle Diner.

Murder in a Cape Cottage By Maddie Day: Review/Giveaway

by Cynthia Chow


Despite having closed her Mac’s Bikes shop for the three weeks following Christmas, Mackenzie “Mac” Almeida has never been busier. Not only does she still have to plan for her New Year’s Eve wedding, Mac and her fiancé Tim Brunelle are renovating the bathroom in his one-hundred-year-old cottage. They find more than additional bath space when they tear down a wall, though, as hidden behind is a handcuffed skeleton wearing a wedding dress.

November Mystery Catchup: Books, Monsters, & Crafts. Oh My!

by Cynthia Chow
& Sandra Murphy


This week we are once again playing catchup with a fun group of cozy mysteries involving books, monsters, and crafts-A Book Club to Die For: A Beloved Bookroom Mystery by Dorothy St. James, A Death in Door County: A Monster Hunter Mystery by Annelise Ryan, Bound By Murder: An Antique Bookshop Mystery by Laura Gail Black, and Seams Like Murder: A Sewing Studio Mystery by Dorothy Howell.

The Ghost and the Stolen Tears By Cleo Coyle: Review/Giveaway/Guest Post

by Cynthia Chow
& Cleo Coyle


It’s been several years since Penelope Thornton-McClure moved back to her hometown of Quindicott, Rhode Island, to help her Aunt Sadie run their Buy the Book shop, and with Pen’s publishing experience they have expanded the store physically while increasing their sales online. No small part of their success has been the seasonal Fall help of the nomadic Norma Stanton, who has a gift of being a book-whisperer able to find the perfect book for a customer’s needs.

Crime for the Books By Kate Young: Review/Giveaway/Guest Post

by Cynthia Chow
& Kate Young


It makes sense that for the Halloween season the Jane Doe Book Club is hosting a murder mystery night at Georgia’s Magnolia Manor bed and breakfast. Things get a little too real, though, when, after blanks fired by the designated murderer, an extra shot is fired and a real body is found with a bullet hole in her chest. The now late Patricia Donaldson had been a harassing nuisance to her cousin over an inheritance, which is why Elaine Morgan had hired Cousins Investigative Services to protect and deliver a cease and desist order.

October Mystery Catchup!

by Cynthia Chow
& Sandra Murphy


This week we are once again playing catchup with a fun group of cozy mysteries-A Colorful Scheme: A Pen & Ink Mystery by Krista Davis, Death on the Argyle: A Black Sheep & Co. Mystery by Anne Canadeo, Gone for Gouda: A Cheese Shop Mystery by Korina Moss, A Dish to Die For: A Key West Food Mystery by Lucy Burdette, and Two Parts Sugar, One Part Murder: A Baker Street Mystery by Valerie Burns.

Calypso, Corpses, and Cooking By Raquel V. Reyes: Review/Giveaway/Guest Post

by Cynthia Chow
& Raquel V. Reyes


As the fall season approaches, Coral Shores, Florida, prepares for Halloween and the many celebrations of its multicultural community. Former New Yorker Miriam Quiñones-Smith and her husband Robert are dressing up for their son’s school Fall Festival where her cooking show’s Spanish language network is hosting a food booth. Miriam is happy to present her Caribbean foods now that she is the host of YouTube’s Abuela Approved and has her Cocina Caribeña featured regularly on a morning TV show, but a shadow looms with the appearance of Lois Pimpkin.

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