Book [Review] Recipe: Murder at the Town Hall by Denise Jaden

I get quite bored of doing the same things the same way all the time (as evidenced by my very frequent blog changes), so I've decided to have a bit of fun with book review writing! I posted the usual review earlier, but wanted to try out this format, too. I'd be so appreciative if … Continue reading Book [Review] Recipe: Murder at the Town Hall by Denise Jaden

Book Review: Murder at the Town Hall by Denise Jaden

Title: Murder at the Town Hall (Mallory Beck Cozy Culinary Caper #3) Author: Denise Jaden Publisher: Self-published Publication date: January 20, 2021 Genre: Cozy Mystery One Sentence Summary: When a man falls to his death at a town hall meeting, Mallory isn't sure it was an accident. Overall Murder at the Town Hall is the third book in the Mallory Beck … Continue reading Book Review: Murder at the Town Hall by Denise Jaden

Book Review: Eastover Treasures by Dawn Brotherton

Title: Eastover Treasures Author: Dawn Brotherton Publisher: Blue Dragon Publishing, LLC Publication date: June 22, 2021 Genre: Mystery One Sentence Summary: When Aury and her fellow quilters take shelter in an abandoned manor during a storm, they discover a treasure hunt dating back to the Civil War that might actually lead to real treasure. Overall Eastover Treasures is definitely not your … Continue reading Book Review: Eastover Treasures by Dawn Brotherton

Author Reading: Smita Bhattacharya, author of Kiss of Salt

The Lily Cafe is thrilled to welcome you to our second author reading! Today I'm honored to host the author of the cozy mystery novel Kiss of Salt, Smita Bhattacharya. When she was eight, Smita was telling her own fairy tales to her younger brothers. When she was sixteen, she won the Statesman's National Playwriting … Continue reading Author Reading: Smita Bhattacharya, author of Kiss of Salt

Book Review: Murder at the Church Picnic by Denise Jaden

Title: Murder at the Church Picnic (#2 in the Mallory Beck Cozy Culinary Caper series) Author: Denise Jaden Publisher: Self-published Publication date: November 18, 2020 Genre: Cozy Mystery One Sentence Summary: Mallory expected to have a fun time at the church picnic with her young friend Amber, but a wedding was scheduled at the park at the same time as the … Continue reading Book Review: Murder at the Church Picnic by Denise Jaden

My Favorite Mystery and Thriller Read of 2020

If #19 in my favorite cozy mystery series (The Coffeehouse Mysteries by Cleo Coyle) had come out this year, this post would be insanely short. Sadly, it's not coming out until next year, which just gives me the problem of picking one from all the amazing mysteries I read this year. It seems I mostly read … Continue reading My Favorite Mystery and Thriller Read of 2020

Book Review: Murder at Mile Marker 18 by Denise Jaden

Title: Murder at Mile Marker 18 Author: Denise Jaden Publisher: Denise Jaden Books Publication Date: October 21, 2020 Genre: Cozy mystery One Sentence Summary: Mallory Beck, the widow of a mystery novelist, only meant to bring over a casserole to a grieving family, not be convinced by a 15 year old that it was murder, and she should be allowed to … Continue reading Book Review: Murder at Mile Marker 18 by Denise Jaden

Guest Post: The Darya Nandkarni Cozy Mystery Series by Smita Bhattacharya

The Lily Cafe is thrilled to welcome author Smita Bhattacharya! She is the author of the cozy Darya Nandkarni mystery series, following the adventures of amateur sleuth Darya across exotic locations around the world. I had the pleasure of reviewing the first novel, Kiss of Salt, and my review can be found here. If you're looking … Continue reading Guest Post: The Darya Nandkarni Cozy Mystery Series by Smita Bhattacharya

Cover Reveal: Murder at Mile Marker 18 by Denise Jaden

The Lily Cafe is thrilled to do it's first ever cover reveal! When the author asked, I couldn't resist, especially not for a cozy culinary mystery that comes with a grouchy cat (really, it's everything I could ever ask for in a cozy mystery!). So, without further ado, I'm so honored to present the cover … Continue reading Cover Reveal: Murder at Mile Marker 18 by Denise Jaden

Book Review: In My Attic by Lina Hansen

Title: In My Attic Author: Lina Hansen Publisher: Literary Wanderlust Publication date: July 1, 2020 Genre: Mystery and Thriller Summary: Myrtle Coldron is a very practical and no-nonsense schoolteacher. Until her Aunt Eve dies in a suspicious accident at the Witch's Retreat, her bed and breakfast in the sleepy British town Avebury. Called back to where she grew up to handle … Continue reading Book Review: In My Attic by Lina Hansen