Hello book lovers! I know a post from me on a Tuesday?! I’ve been thinking about jumping on this train for awhile. Every Tuesday new books by new and established authors make their debut and I see quite a few book worms share the latest releases and what they’re looking forward to adding to their TBR pile so like a lemming I am following the others.
For those of you who follow me know that my favorite genre is mystery and within the mystery genre I love cozy mysteries now I am not going to mention all 17 new cozy mysteries that came out today but here are few and hopefully they will cause you to read your first cozy, revisit an series, or introduce you to a new series. If you’d like to see all the new releases check out www.bookfrolic.com or www.cozy-mystery.com.
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Every since I read the first book in this series Up to No Gouda I have been waiting for this 2nd book in the Grilled Cheese mystery series and it is finally here. This is a Halloween/Fall theme cozy so if you’re tired of the heat and ready for fall this is a great cozy to get you in that fall mood.
After a long hot summer in Balsam Dell, Carly Hale is ready for crisp Vermont weather and gourmet grilled cheeses at her Grilled Cheese Eatery. And the upcoming Halloween food competition is the perfect way to impress the locals.
But Ferris Menard, the owner of Sub-a-Dub-Sub, is nursing a serious grudge against Carly. Two days before the competition, one of Carly’s employees quit his part-time gig at Menard’s sub shop, sending Menard into a serious snit. In a confrontation at the Eatery, Menard accused Carly of sabotage and vowed to bring her down.
That’s when Menard’s body is found in his kitchen the morning after the competition, a steak knife sticking out of his heart. But Menard had a slew of enemies, and if Carly doesn’t figure out which one is the culprit, she might find herself — or someone she cares about — serving grilled cheese sandwiches under lock and brie!
Second book in the Ice Cream Shop series and a great addition to your summer reading list. This is another fall theme cozy mystery and I am looking forward to reading this second book in the series. I must admit I was a fan of the first book only because I just didn’t buy the amateur sleuth Riley Rhodes as a former CIA Liberian other than that it was a solid read. I the first book 3 stars
Riley Rhodes returns in the second delicious cozy set in a New England ice cream shop, Meri Allen’s Mint Chocolate Murder!
When Udderly Delightful Ice Cream shop manager Riley Rhodes is summoned to Penniman’s Moy Mull Castle, it’s the cherry on top of a successful summer season. The gothic pile built by an eccentric New England Gilded Age millionaire has been transformed into a premiere arts colony by Maud Monaco, a reclusive former supermodel. As part of Moy Mull’s Fall Arts Festival, Maud is throwing a fantasy ice cream social and hires Riley to whip up unique treats to celebrate the opening of an exhibit by Adam Blasco, a photographer as obnoxious as he is talented.
As Penniman fills up with Maud’s art-world friends arriving for the festival, gossip swirls around Blasco, who has a dark history of obsession with his models. Riley’s curiosity and instincts for sleuthing — she was a CIA librarian — are piqued, and she wonders at the hold the cold-hearted photographer has over the mistress of Moy Mull.
But when Adam is found dead behind the locked door of Moy Mull’s dungeon, Riley realizes there’s more than one suspect who’d wanted to put the malicious photographer on ice.
First I love Vicki Delany! I have a fan of her Year Round Christmas series, and her Lighthouse mystery series which she writes under the name Eva Gates. She is also the author of several other series under her name and other pseudonyms so you can’t go wrong with anything she writes. Vicki is one of the authors that I always pre-order her books. Plus this is another book set in Cape Cod and I am here for it!
The country’s hottest TV cooking show is coming to Cape Cod. And against her better judgment, Lily Roberts is entering America Bakes! with her charming tearoom, Tea by the Sea. Filming is already proving disruptive, closing the tearoom during Lily’s busiest season. But tensions really bubble over when infamous bad-boy chef and celebrity judge, Tommy Greene, loses his temper with Lily’s staff, resulting in an on-camera blowup with Cheryl Wainwright. Just as Lily thinks the competition can’t get more bitter, Tommy is found dead in Tea by the Sea’s kitchen . . . murdered with Lily’s rolling pin.
Suspicion immediately falls on Cheryl, but the temperamental star has racked up plenty of culinary clashes in the past, both on- and off-screen. And nearly anyone associated with Tommy or the show could be the killer: be it one of Lily’s fierce competitors, a member of the beleaguered film crew, or even one of Tommy’s fellow judges — struggling cookbook maven, Claudia D’Angelo or beauty contest winner, Scarlet McIntosh. Now, while she’s baking up a storm for the show, Lily must also whip up an impromptu investigation . . . before the murderer rolls someone else away.
This is the 16th book in Kate Carlisle’s very popular Bibliophile mystery series. Kate is also the author of the very popular Fixer Upper Series and there are 10 books in this series with no signs of ending anytime soon. I love both these series even if I am behind in my series reading.
Brooklyn is excited to be included in the Covington Library’s first annual Mark Twain Festival. She’ll rebind a rare first edition of The Prince and the Pauper before an enthusiastic audience of book nerds — her favorite people. The festival is the passion project of wealthy media mogul, book lover, and newspaper owner Joseph Cabot, who considers himself Twain’s biggest fan. Brooklyn’s hunky husband, Derek, and his security team once rescued Joseph from a corporate kidnapping attempt. Now Derek and his agents are charged with keeping Joseph and his beautiful young wife safe during the festivities taking place all over town.
The centerpiece of the festival is a citywide contest based on The Prince and the Pauper one lucky look-alike will trade places with Joseph for a few days — with access to all the money and power that Joseph commands. Brooklyn and Derek worry that the contest might be generating some dangerous attention. And when someone is mysteriously poisoned right before Brooklyn’s eyes, she’s not convinced that the victim was the intended target. Now she and Derek must frantically chase clues and suspects through the streets of San Francisco before another murder becomes front-page news.
The 15th book in the Hayley Powell series which is written by a brother & sister team which I think is so neat. I’ve read the 1st book in this series and found it so so thus I haven’t added the other books in the series to my TBR but I plan to get book 2 in this series and give it another try.
Food and cocktails columnist Hayley Powell doesn’t know what to believe when Lydia Partridge, the put-together owner of gourmet Bar Harbor Ice Cream, suddenly reveals fears that her husband may be having an affair. There’s no other way to explain why Jamie, a respected professor, was spotted in a remote part of town with a much younger woman. But instead of learning the truth about the secret meeting, Lydia opens her freezer truck to find another surprise — the dead body of a summer employee…
The shock continues as photographic evidence proves Jamie was spending time off campus with the victim, one of his students. Now, Lydia desperately needs Hayley to discover if Jamie really is a cheater — and, worse, a ruthless killer. With her own complicated family issues to address, can Hayley make sense of a popular college girl’s love life and out the true culprit before the case, or another person, goes cold?
This is the third book in this series that has been on my to buy list forever but as I’m sure you can relate so many books so little time but I definitely plan to grab the first book in the series Still Knife Painting. This series is set in Kentucky with good reviews.
Miranda’s business — combining Appalachian adventure tours with art and a bit of moonshine — is the perfect place for an outdoor sporting goods company to hold an employee retreat. It’ll be a challenge, but the money they’re paying will definitely help with building her new distillery.
Miranda has lots of teamwork-fostering activities planned, from sketching classes to Southern cooking, but the executive running things prefers a more competitive spirit. In fact, after the workers are split into teams, they’re told that only the winners will keep their jobs, and tensions begin to spike. Even after a participant is found dead, the contest continues — while Miranda starts drawing her own conclusions about the ambitious attendees. Now she just has to find the proof . . .
I saved the best for last! I love this series….LOVE! How much do I love this series you may ask? I am reading the 2nd book in this series Murder at the Christmas Cookie Bake-off now and I am not a Christmas in July girl at all! I wait until Christmas to read all holiday theme cozies but the first book was so good I read it in one sitting that once I read my book club picks for this month I grabbed the second book ready to go back to Beacon Harbor, MI!
After a career on Wall Street, Lindsey Bakewell is making a different kind of dough in a pretty lakeside village, and the upcoming blueberry festival — including the pie-eating contest her bakery is hosting — is the highlight of the summer. But soon Beacon Harbor runs into a patch of trouble.
A local real estate agent gets pranked. A parade float gets pelted with water balloons. It’s all laughed off until the stunts start escalating — and looking more like sabotage. As the event turns into a debacle complete with rampaging goats, Lindsey’s sweetheart, a former SEAL, starts investigating. But the juicy mystery takes a bitter turn when a man — dressed up as a Viking — is found dead in a boat, and it’s no longer mischief but murder…
Until next time!