Cynthia Chow

June 2024 Mystery Catch-up!

by Cynthia Chow,
Sarah Erwin & Sandra Murphy

The last few months have been crazy so we have gotten even more behind than usual on our reviews--so this week we have another fun mystery catch up group-The Diva Goes Overboard: A Domestic Goddess Mystery by Krista Davis, Murder at the Spelling Bee: A Maya and Sandra Mystery by Lee Hollis, A Twinkle of Trouble by Daryl Wood Gerber, and Patchwork Quilt Murder by Leslie Meier.

The Band By Christine Ma-Kellams: Review/Giveaway/Guest Post

by Cynthia Chow

The Band begins with a breezy narration full of footnotes covering the rise – and fall? – of a female Korean pop band attempting to forge their success in the States. They hope that connecting with another Korean idol who has found popularity in America will give them a boost up, but ominous hints would indicate that it’s about to go wrong.

Three Fudges and a Baby By Nancy Coco: Review/Giveaway

by Cynthia Chow

It’s April on Mackinac Island, and the Historic McMurphy Hotel and Fudge Shop’s owner Allie McMurphy is preparing for the spring tourist season to resume. Her best friend Jenn Carpenter is also very pregnant and ready to pop, and even though she is two weeks overdue she is relieved to have hired doula Hannah Riversbend to help her give birth. That relief ends when Allie and Jenn find Hannah standing over a body holding a gun, and having her doula suspected of murder sends Jenn into a spiral of panic and hysteria.

Perilous Waters By Terry Shames: Review/Giveaway/Interview

by Cynthia Chow

After her father was shot and killed when she was 14 years old, Jessie Madison was forced to step in for her alcoholic mother and raise her troubled younger sister Kayla. It also cemented Jessie’s decision to become an FBI agent in order to solve her father’s murder, but she’s forced to abandon her training when Kayla’s drug addiction forces Jessie to quit.

Off the Air By Christina Estes: Review/Giveaway/Interview

by Cynthia Chow

While Phoenix’s Channel Four Eyewitness News reporter Jolene Garcia’s passion is to pursue investigative stories that not only make a difference but also could win her an Emmy, she also must spend half of her time following her general manager’s (or his wife’s) orders to pursue click-baiting assignments. But the call that has her once again missing her chance to enjoy a decent meal, is the one that could do both, as the right-wing radio show host Larry Lemmon has been found dead at his station, possibly poisoned by delivered cookies.

A Corpse in the Café By Jen Pitts: Review/Giveaway

by Cynthia Chow

Now that she is a partner in New Orleans’ Lagniappe Bookstore, Samantha “Sammy” Richardson is enthusiastic about helping her neighboring businesses and friends with their promotional events. Artistic Coffee and Creations is hosting an art show opening by the artist Griffin, and the coffee shop’s owner Libby Tyler is excited to be featuring the works of her former professor Griffin Blackthorn.