Book Highlight: Still Death by Shauna Bickley

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Title: Still Death (A Lexie Wyatt Murder Mystery #1) Author: Shauna Bickley Publisher: Self-published Publication Date: February 1, 2015 Genre: Cozy Mystery Lexie thought losing her job was tough. But finding a killer may be the death of her. After losing her high-flying job in London and moving to a small town, Lexie lacks a … Continue reading Book Highlight: Still Death by Shauna Bickley

My Favorite Mystery & Thriller Read of 2022

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Last year was a poor mystery and thriller reading year and I thought it couldn't possibly be worse. Well, it wasn't, but neither was it better. This past year I reviewed 11 books I'd called mystery and thriller, just like last year. There are a few that blend genres, so I decided to go with … Continue reading My Favorite Mystery & Thriller Read of 2022

Book Highlight: Honey Roasted by Cleo Coyle

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Title: Honey Roasted (Coffeehouse Mysteries #19) Author: Cleo Coyle Publisher: Berkley Publication Date: February 1, 2022 Genre: Cozy Culinary Mystery Clare Cosi is busy as a bee planning her honeymoon when murder buzzes into the Village Blend in this all-new mystery in the beloved New York Times bestselling Coffeehouse series by Cleo Coyle.While struggling to find a … Continue reading Book Highlight: Honey Roasted by Cleo Coyle

Book Highlight: Last Call at the Nightingale by Katharine Schellman

Title: Last Call at the Nightingale Author: Katharine Schellman Publisher: Minotaur Books Publication Date: June 7, 2022 Genre: Cozy Mystery, Historical New York, 1924. Vivian Kelly's days are filled with drudgery, from the tenement lodging she shares with her sister to the dress shop where she sews for hours every day.But at night, she escapes … Continue reading Book Highlight: Last Call at the Nightingale by Katharine Schellman

Book Highlight: Murder in the Vineyard by Denise Jaden

Title: Murder in the Vineyard Author: Denise Jaden Publisher: Self-published Publication Date: April 28, 2021 Genre: Cozy Mystery A heated religious argument. A murder that’s not as obvious as it seems. A first date gone very, very wrong. Mallory Beck didn’t expect to start dating her detective friend and childhood crush, Alex Martinez. At the … Continue reading Book Highlight: Murder in the Vineyard by Denise Jaden

Book Reviews: The Magic of Lemon Drop Pie by Rachel Linden + Six Feet Deep Dish by Mindy Quigley

One of my favorite things in books is food. I'm on the end of the spectrum where I prefer to make the food than eat it, but I mostly love gobbling up the culinary delights that can be found in the pages of a book. All the better if the book has recipes! Today I … Continue reading Book Reviews: The Magic of Lemon Drop Pie by Rachel Linden + Six Feet Deep Dish by Mindy Quigley

First, Middle, and Last Impressions – August 10, 2022

I love taking a look at a book cover and description and then coming up with my own idea of what the book will be about. Sometimes I'm right, sometimes I'm so wrong it's almost funny. So I've decided to write about my first, middle, and last impressions of each book I read, as well … Continue reading First, Middle, and Last Impressions – August 10, 2022

Book Highlight: Murder at Mile Marker 18 by Denise Jaden

Title: Murder at Mile Marker 18 (A Mallory Beck Cozy Culinary Caper #1) Author: Denise Jaden Publisher: Denise Jaden Books Publication Date: October 21, 2020 Genre: Cozy Mystery An unlucky amateur sleuth, an adorable cop, and a cat with a hunch… If anyone had told Mallory Beck she would become Honeysuckle Grove’s next unschooled detective, … Continue reading Book Highlight: Murder at Mile Marker 18 by Denise Jaden

Diversity and Inclusivity Challenge: July 2022

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This year I'm embarking on a personal Diversity and Inclusivity Challenge. This involves trying to ensure at least half of all the books I read each month feature either diversity or an inclusive, accepting world. I've defined diversity as involving books focused on one group (non-white because too many books have already featured enough white … Continue reading Diversity and Inclusivity Challenge: July 2022

First, Middle, and Last Impressions – July 27, 2022

I love taking a look at a book cover and description and then coming up with my own idea of what the book will be about. Sometimes I'm right, sometimes I'm so wrong it's almost funny. So I've decided to write about my first, middle, and last impressions of each book I read, as well … Continue reading First, Middle, and Last Impressions – July 27, 2022