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Ghost Wanted - A Bailey Ruth Ghost Novel, #2

Bailey Ruth, who’s always happy to do work for the Department of Good Intentions, is surprised when Wiggins asks her to go back to her old stomping grounds to keep tabs on The Lady of Roses, a matchmaking ghost, of the local college appears...

4 Stars

Black Cat Crossing - A Bad Luck Cat Mystery, #1

Sabrina Tate returns to Lavender Texas to help her aunt manage her vacation rental business and to finish that novel she’s started. She can’t quite believe rumors that a local stray black cat is a jinx, though – until the cat leads her to a...

4 Stars

Cat in a Zebra Zoot Suit - The Midnight Louie Mysteries, #27

America’s favorite furry feline detective, Midnight Louie, returns in his twenty-seventh adventure! The usual cast of characters are back, and while Temple Barr is happily planning her wedding to ex-priest Matt Devine, her ex-boyfriend, mag...

5 Stars

Threads of Evidence - A Mainely Needlepoint Mystery, #2

Threads of Evidence is the second offering in the “Mainely Needlepoint” mystery series by Lea Wait. Angie Curtis is back with the Mainely Needlepointers, and this time out they’re speculating about a crumbling Victorian mansion known as “Au...

4 Stars

Dream a Little Scream - A Dream Club Mystery, #2

Mary Kennedy brings us the second instalment in her Dream Club mystery series. This time out, it’s the sudden death of a celebrity chef who was tagged for an impromptu book signing at Taylor and Ali’s retro candy store. When the author drop...

4 Stars

Better Homes and Corpses - Hamptons Home & Garden Mystery, #1

Recovering from a bad breakup with her fiancé, Meg Barrett leaves her job on a home and garden magazine and relocated to Montauk to start her own interior design business. While visiting the home of her old college roomie, she finds out sai...

4 Stars

A Dish Best Served Cold - An Italian Kitchen Mystery, #3

Rosie Genova once again takes us to the Jersey shore with the third instalment in the Italian Kitchen mystery series, A DISH BEST SERVED COLD. This time, Victoria Rienzi and family are cooking up a storm at the Casa Lido for the restaurant’...

5 Stars

Caught Read-Handed - Read Em and Eat Mystery, #2

Terrie Moran brings us her second in her “Read ‘em and Eat ‘em series”. Sassy Cabot visits her local library with donations for a fundraising sale, and witnesses an argument between a patron and Tanya, a new volunteer with a reputation for...

4 Stars

Peaches and Scream - A Georgia Peach Mystery, #1

In the first in a new series, Nola Mae Harper has returned to her hometown to help run the family peach farm. Not only does she have to worry about the town gossips spreading rumors about her reputation (apparently she was a wild child back...

4 Stars

Death Under Glass - A Stained-Glass Mystery, #2

The second in the Stained Glass mystery series once again brings us Georgia Kelly, a likeable heroine. Georgia’s stained glass business hasn’t exactly taken off as yet, so she’s thrilled when her best friend Carrie gets her a job creating a...

4 Stars

Sense of Deception - A Psychic Eye Mystery, #13

Psychic detective Abby Cooper is back in the 13th instalment of Victoria Laurie’s bestselling psychic eye series. This time a ticked-off judge has tossed Abby in the slammer for contempt of court, and during her brief but unpleasant stay sh...

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  • Author: Victoria Laurie
  • Review by: Rocco LoTempio
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * Supernatural, * Susp: Cozy Mystery, * Susp: Mystery
  • Publisher: NAL

Truffled to Death - A Chocolate Covered Mystery, #2

Hoping to spark sales for their shop, Chocolates and Chapters, Michelle and Erica host a reception featuring a display of ancient Mayan pottery curated by Erica’s former professor. However, things turn sticky when some of the antiquities tu...

4 Stars

The Diva Steals a Chocolate Kiss - A Domestic Diva Mystery, #9

The Diva is back and better than ever! In her n inth outing, Krista Davis once again brings us back to Old Town and the characters we have grown to love: Sophie Winston, her BFF Nina, ex-husband Mars and her childhood friend and rival Natas...

5 Stars

Collared for Murder - A Pet Boutique Mystery, #2

Izzy McHale, the owner of pet boutique Trendy Tails, is back, complete with deerstalker cap and lineup of familiar – and unfamiliar – quirky characters. The Midwestern Cat Fanciers’ Organization is bringing its annual weeklong retreat to Me...

4 Stars

Farmed and Dangerous - Local Foods Mystery, #3

In the third “Local Foods Mystery” Cam Flaherty is finding the New Year just as hectic as the old one. Her sometimes rocky relationship with Chef Jake Ericsson is in a deep freeze, she’s struggling to provide the promised amount of food to...

4 Stars

Ming Tea Murder - Tea Shop Mysteries, #16

In the sixteenth outing of Child’s popular tea chop mysteries, murder will out at a black tie affair where Theodosia Browning’s handsome boyfriend, Max, who directs public relations for the Gibbs Museum in Charleston, has organized an amazi...

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One Foot in the Grape - A Cypress Cove Mystery, #1

After losing her photojournalist job,Penny Lively has a fallback plan- she’s inherited the family winery from her late aunt. First week there she finds out that Antonia Martinelli, who owns the winery next door, has a problem: someone’s spo...

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Fillet of Murder - Deep Fried Mystery, #1

Talia Marby has walked away from a miserable job and an equally miserable love life to return to her hometown and help her friend Bea run Lambert’s Fish and Chips. Not long after that a fellow shop owner circulates a petition against a new...

4 Stars

Don't Go Home - Death on Demand Mysteries, #25

Annie and Max Darling are back in their 25th adventure. Annie's hosting a party at her mystery bookstore, Death on Demand, to celebrate successful Southern literary icon-and former Broward's Rock resident-Alex Griffith and his bestselling n...

5 Stars

The Cozy Cookbook - More than 100 Recipes from Today’s Bestselling Mystery Authors

Berkley Prime Crime has assembled a potpourri of recipes culled from the pages of its most popular cozy mysteries, and put them all together in one book as a treat for the aspiring chef! Included are recipes for breakfast foods, baked goods...

5 Stars
  • Authors: Julie Hyzy, Laura Childs, Cleo Coyle, Jenn McKinlay, B.B. Haywood
  • Review by: Rocco LoTempio
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies, * Susp: Cozy Mystery, * Susp: Mystery, Food, Home, Style and Travel
  • Publisher: Berkley

Five-Alarm Fudge - A Fudge Shop Mystery, #3

In this third instalment,of the Fudge Shop Mystery series, fudge shop owner Ava Oosterling is busy preparing for the harvest festival and a visit from some royal relatives who live in Belgium. According to Ava’s grandpa, a famous divinity f...

4 Stars
  • Author: Christine DeSmet
  • Review by: Rocco LoTempio
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * Susp: Cozy Mystery, * Susp: Mystery
  • Publisher: NAL

Dark Chocolate Demise - Cupcake Bakery Mystery, #7

In the seventh instalment of the popular Cupcake Bakery series, Mel and Angie find themselves in a fresh batch of trouble as they don undead attire to sell some horror-themed desserts to the hungry hordes during Scottsdale’s first ever “Old...

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Wedding Duress - Southern Sewing Circle Mystery, #10

Casey brings us the tenth installment of her popular Sewing Circle Mystery series with librarian Tori Sinclair ecstatic about becoming Mrs. Milo Wentworth – little does she know what lies ahead! In addition to the usual wedding preparations...

4 Stars

A Fright to the Death - A Family Fortune Mystery, #3

After finally reconnecting with her former boyfriend, Mac, Clyde Fortune is looking forward to a romantic getaway with him in Mexico – until their flight is cancelled. Instead of sipping Margaritas under the bright sun, they find themselves...

4 Stars

A First Date with Death - A Love or Money Mystery, #1

In this first of a new series, we meet Georgia Thornton. After suffering a bad breakup, she’s ready for a change, and it comes in the form of a reality TV show! Her best friend—and producer of the reality show Love or Money—thinks she’s got...

4 Stars

Assault and Pepper - Spice Shop Mysteries, #1

After leaving a dicey marriage and losing a beloved job in a corporate crash, Pepper Reece has found a new zest for life running a busy spice and tea shop in Seattle’s Pike Place Market. Her aromatic creations are the talk of the town, and...

4 Stars

A Wee Murder in My Shop - A ScotShop Mystery, #1

Peggy Winn is back for another adventure, this time on a transatlantic hunt for some authentic wares to sell at her shop. she can’t resist buying a beautiful old tartan shawl. But once she wraps it around her shoulders, she discovers that h...

4 Stars

Horse of a Different Killer - A Call of the Wilde Mystery, #3

“Animal Whisperer” Grace Wilde is back, this time its her abusive ex-brother-in-law, Anthony Ortega, who needs her help—at least that’s what he said on the messages he left before his sudden death. Grace is inclined to let the matter rest i...

4 Stars

Borrowed Crime - A Bookmobile Cat Mystery, #3

The third entry in the popular “Bookmobile Cat” series finds librarian Minnie Hamilton struggling to keep her bookmobile running and to keep her boss from finding out about Eddie, her furry companion. But when a volunteer dies on her route,...

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If You've Got It, Haunt It - A Haunted Vintage Mystery

In this first of a new series by Rose Pressey we meet vintage clothing owner Cookie Chanel, owner of a clothing store entitled, appropriately, “It’s Vintage, Y’All”. Cookie is on her way to the estate sale of the late Charlotte Meadows, the...

4 Stars

A Skeleton in the Family - A Family Skeleton Mystery, #1

Sid the skeleton has been part of the Thackery family for 30 years and Georgia Thackery's best friend since she was 6 years old. He walks, he talks, he reads, his favorite movie is The Nightmare Before Christmas, and he has a big heart...no...

4 Stars

The Skeleton Takes a Bow - A Family Skeleton Mystery, #2

The Skeleton Takes a Bow is the second in A Family Skeleton series by Leigh Perry. The main character is Sid, the really cool walking, talking skeleton in the attic who has been part of Georgia Thackery’s family since they lived in the home...

4 Stars

Twisted Threads - A Mainely Needlepoint Mystery, #1

Angie Curtis left Harbor Haven ten years ago after her mother disappeared; now the finding of her mother’s body has brought her back. Reunited with her grandmother, Angie agrees to check out the business associate who has not been timely in...

4 Stars

Geared for the Grave - A Cycle Path Mystery, #1

In this first of a new series, Evie Bloomfield heads to Mackinac Island to assist her boss’s father. Rudy Randolph has broken his leg and operating his bike shop, Rudy’s Rides, is too much to handle by himself. But Evie’s good turn only lea...

4 Stars

A Root Awakening - A Flower Shop Mystery, #16

Abby Knight, our favorite florist slash amateur PI is back in this latest novel in the Flower Shop Mystery series. Abby and her new husband Marco can't wait to put down roots in a new house; unfortunately the house hunting itself isn't exac...

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As Gouda as Dead - Cheese Shop Mystery, #6

Author Avery Aames brings us the sixth entry in the Cheese shop mysteries. Providence, Ohio Valentines’ Day celebration is in full swing, and cheese shop owner Charlotte is planning her own celebration: finally walking down the aisle with t...

4 Stars

Played by the Book - A Novel Idea Mystery, #4

The fourth entry in the Novel Idea Mystery series featuring Lila Wilkins, literary agent, centers around a garden party book signing, and, of coruse, murder. The owner of the Novel Idea Literary Agency is thrilled when former local boy and...

4 Stars

By Book or By Crook - A Lighthouse Library Mystery, #1

This book is the first entry in the new “Lighthouse Library” mystery series. This features Lucy, a librarian who decides after a failed ten year relationship that she’s in need of a serious rewrite. She’s hopeful a little fun in the Outer b...

4 Stars

Arsenic and Old Books - Cat in the Stacks Mystery, #6

Miranda James is back with the sixth entry in the popular “Cat in the Stacks” series featuring librarian Charlie Harris and his Maine Coon cat, Diesel. In this adventure, Mayor Lucinda Long donates a set of Civil War–era family diaries to t...

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No Ghouls Allowed - A Ghost Hunter Mystery, #9

Our favorite psychic sleuth, MJ Holliday, is back! This time out MJ and company are visiting her estranged father in Valdosta Georgia. MJ is struck by the change in her father – and attributes it to his new fiancée. However, all is not sere...

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Feta Attraction - A Greek to Me Mystery, #1

Susannah Hardy’s new cozy series centers around Georgie Nikolopatos who manages the Bonaparte House, a Greek restaurant. When the crew of the tv show Ghost Squad drop in to inspect the house for haunting, Georgie has her hands full. She and...

4 Stars

Snow Way Out - A Snow Globe Shop Mystery

This is the first in what appears to be a promising new series. Curio Shop Manager Camryn Brooks owns a curio shop specializing in snow globes – and one day comes across a very unusual one, depicting a crime scene! Imagine her surprise to a...

4 Stars
  • Author: Christine Husom
  • Review by: Rocco LoTempio
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Seasonal / Holiday, * Susp: Cozy Mystery, * Susp: Mystery
  • Publisher: Berkley

All the President's Menus - A White House Chef Mystery, #8

The eighth instalment in the popular “White House Chef” series. When a tour of the White House kitchen by a group of foreign chefs ends in murder, Olivia Paras finds she has to solve the mystery pretty darn quick, before she’s the one in th...

4 Stars

In Hot Water - A Sweet Pepper Fire Brigade, #3

In the third instalment of the nationally bestselling series, a suspicious house fire claims the life of an ex-representative. Stella Griffin teams up with the state’s arson investigator to solve the case and smoke out the killer. I have no...

4 Stars

For Whom the Bluebell Tolls - A Bridal Bouquet Shop Mystery, #2

This is the second book in the Bridal Bouquet Shop mystery. For florist Audrey Bloom, it’s another wedding, another murder! (say that would make a good title) Once again, I have not read the first one but now I am going to. I'm a sucker for...

4 Stars

Ghost in the Guacamole - Ghost of Granny Apples, #5

The fifth book in the “Ghost and Granny Apples” series, featuring sleuthing sisters Lucinda and Ricardo Ricardo. I’m a sucker for anything “ghost” in the title. This one has it all – quirky characters, hints of the supernatural and an Ouija...

4 Stars

Snoop to Nuts - Nut House Mystery Series, #2

As a Lover of nuts, I was interested to read this mystery, the second in the series. Lindy Blanchard is a likeable character and the setting of a pecan farm is unique, to say the least. The mystery is well plotted and the characters extreme...

4 Stars

Lie of the Needle - A Deadly Notions Mystery, #3

A series that features creative tips for vintage notions was enough to peak my interest. I hadn’t read the first two but now what can I say – I’m hooked. Daisy Buchanan is a strong heroine and the mystery is a good, solid read which kept me...

4 Stars

The Legend of Sleepy Harlow - League of Literary Ladies, #3

Kylie Logan returns with her League of Literary Ladies for their third adventure. This time the setting is Halloween, and the EGG, paranormal investigators, are in town to get proof that a local legend, the ghost of “Sleepy” Harlow, a 1930’...

4 Stars

The Ghost and Mrs. Mewer - A Paws and Claws Mystery, #2

Holly Miller and the good folks of Wagtail return in the sequel to last year’s adventure, MURDER SHE BARKED. Holly’s given up her job and fiancée and decided to help her aunt run her hotel in the town of Wagtail, Virginia. Halloween is fast...

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