As the owner of the Sugar Maple Inn in the town of Wagtail, Virginia, Holly Miller is used to being surrounded by a huge assortment of four-legged friends. After all, Wagtail Mountain has established itself as a place that caters to everything human companions could ever need, from specialized veterinarians to clothing stores and restaurants.
Embrace the winter chill as we kick off the year with another installment of captivating cozy mysteries! Join us on a journey through frosted streets and intriguing plot twists as we unravel secrets, untangle clues, and discover whodunits that will keep you guessing.
& Sandra Murphy
This week we have reviews of more fun food mysteries for your summer reading-A Murder of Aspic Proportions: A Sunflower Café Mystery by Amy Lillard, Hidden Beneath: A Maine Clambake Mystery by Barbara Ross, Give Fudge a Chance: A Candy-Coated Mystery by Nancy Coco, and The Diva Delivers on a Promise: A Domestic Diva Mystery by Krista Davis.
After record rainfall in California and throughout the country, it’s time to put the umbrellas away and read in the sunshine. Here’s a bouquet of books to enjoy.
& 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.
& 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.
It’s too hot to go outside, so why not grab a book, ice tea, and a comfy place to read. Here are a few suggestions:
Laurien Berenson is starting a new Senior Sleuths series, an off-shoot of her Melanie Travis Canine mysteries.
This week we have another fun group of mysteries to take with you to the beach, or where ever you are doing your summer reading-Death by Beach Read: A Lighthouse Library Mystery by Eva Gates, A Fatal Booking: A Booklover’s B&B Mystery by Victoria Gilbert, & The Diva Says Cheesecake: A Domestic Diva Mystery by Krista Davis.
Florrie Fox is the manager of Color Me Read, a Georgetown bookstore. For Halloween, the store is going all out with a presentation by psychic author Hilda Rattenhorst. Before her talk is barely underway, Hilda has a vision of a rolled up rug with a foot sticking out. She also feels a violent presence in the room and faints. Florrie and her police officer boyfriend, Eric, go to the location where Hilda says she ‘saw’ the body, but there’s no sign of it.
Sample a slice of four new series and fill your candy bag with Halloween mysteries. Vampires, ghosts, and murders abound. Be careful out there and wear a mask—even when it’s not Halloween! Some of these are October releases, and some just fit the Halloween season!