Ellie Alexander

Food & Crafts Mystery Catchup!

by Cynthia Chow
& Sandra Murphy

This week we are once again playing catchup with a fun group of cozy mysteries involving crafts and food-Death by Arts and Crafts: An Abby McCree Mystery by Alexis Morgan, Muffin But the Truth: A Bakeshop Mystery by Ellie Alexander, Rum and Choke: A Chloe Jackson, Sea Glass Saloon Mystery by Sherry Harris, Knits, Knots, and Knives: A Craft Fair Knitters Mystery by Emmie Caldwell.

Lost Coast Literary By Ellie Alexander: Review/Giveaway/Guest Post

by Kathleen Costa
& Ellie Alexander

Emily Bryant is excited about pitching her first book at a major New York publishing house. Growing up she loved editing her favorite books making notes and even suggesting new endings, so it’s a dream come true. However, her boss has dashed her hopes: Pass. Maybe next time. Could the day get any worse? She’s been ignoring calls from her estranged uncle, so he decided to give her the bad news via text.

Bake, Borrow, and Steal By Ellie Alexander: Review/Giveaway

by Cynthia Chow

The residents of the Shakespeare-themed town of Ashland, Oregon, are accustomed to annually celebrating their Shakespeare Festival and routinely performing the Bard’s many plays. As winter sets in, bakery, winery, and now creamery owner Juliet Montague Capshaw is even more thrilled when one of her Torte bakeshop staff connects them with Javier de la Garza, the director of the Southern Oregon Museum of Art. Together they are able to bring to SOMA the Shakespeare’s Lost Pages exhibit, which includes not only his rare books and artifacts but also the highly coveted and newly discovered Double Falsehood manuscript.

Food Mysteries For Your Thanksgiving Feast

by Sandra Murphy
& Cynthia Chow

Since this is Thanksgiving week we thought it would be fun to review some food mysteries for your Thanksgiving feast-Deck the Donuts: A Deputy Donuts Mystery by Ginger Bolton, The Cure for What Ales You: A Sloan Krause Mystery by Ellie Alexander, Here Comes the Fudge: A Candy-Coated Mystery by Nancy Coco, No Grater Crime: A Country Store Mystery by Maddie Day, and Murder Can Frost Your Doughnut: A Haunted Craft Mystery by Rose Pressey.

Mocha, She Wrote By Ellie Alexander: Review/Giveaway/Interview

by Cynthia Chow

After leaving her life, marriage, and career as a pastry chef for a luxurious cruise ship, Juliet Capshaw has found her true happiness back in her hometown of Ashland, Oregon. Now the owner of Torte Bakeshop and it’s smaller offshoot Scoops, Jules has also become the part-owner of the winery Uva with her estranged husband Carlos. They are actually not-so-estranged anymore, as to Jules’s surprise Carlos seems to revel in their low-key life in Ashland, where the healing powers of the water and the celebration of all things Shakespeare seem to inspire and challenge him. Jules is just as proud of her young staff at Torte, and she is thrilled when her barista Andy is announced as being a contestant in the West Coast Barista Cup.