Bark of Night

Bark of Night had me with the cute French Bulldog on the cover. But I stayed for the hatred of veggies and pronounced love of dogs evident in this conflicted defense lawyer protagonist’s cozy mystery. Truman, a healthy French Bulldog, is brought into a vet clinic to be euthanized. TheContinue Reading

Peach Clobbered

Peach Clobbered is a great start to Nina’s life after divorce and to the reader’s (hopefully) long journey through the Georgia B&B cozy mystery series. I’m already looking forward to the next one! Nina decides to start over after her divorce. She impulse buys a Queen Anne house in smallContinue Reading

Left Fur Dead

The author of Left Fur Dead had me at “telepathic rabbit”. Jules runs a rabbit rescue on her farm in rural New Hampshire with a yarn store on the premises. Walking with Jules one snowy morning, her pet rabbit, Bun, finds a dead body. The body is Arty, the localContinue Reading

Game of Bones

The private investigative team of Sarah Booth and Tinkie are investigating a murder by exsanguination during an archaeological dig in Game of Bones. Two competing archaeology professors set up an excavation on a Native American burial mound. To stop the work, a local Native American attorney files an injunction. WhenContinue Reading

Foul Play on Words

Foul Play on Words is a cozy mystery set at a writer’s conference with dogs and a possible kidnapping on the side. Charlee, a mystery writer, is forced to run a writer’s conference when her best friend, Liv, tells her she has to look for her daughter Hanna, who hasContinue Reading

Scot & Soda

Scot & Soda is a humorous fish-out-of-water tale and the second in the Last Ditch Mystery series. Lexy Campbell is a Scottish therapist in rural Northern California. During a small Halloween party on her houseboat home, a body is found caught on the rope holding the party’s cold beers inContinue Reading

Murder Lo Mein

Murder Lo Mein is the latest Noodle Shop Mystery. Lana Lee is the new manager at her family’s noodle house. At the annual Cleveland’s Best Noodle contest, her restaurant wins day one of four. Later that day at the karaoke after-party, one of the contest judges is murdered. Lana decidesContinue Reading

Trouble on the Books

Trouble on the Books is the first in a new cozy mystery series, A Castle Bookshop Mystery. Shelby takes leave from her job to help her Aunt Edie with opening her new bookstore after Edie’s knee replacement surgery. The bookstore is in a real-life castle on Blye Island in upstateContinue Reading

Death by Dog Show

Death by Dog Show is a cozy mystery set in a dog show that, unfortunately, disappointed this reader. Perri Morgan sells leather pet products and attends the Big E Dog Show with her friend Babette, who has a dog in the show, to further her business. The first night, PerriContinue Reading

Drawn and Buttered

The third Lobster Shack mystery, Drawn and Buttered, is another great cozy mystery. It’s Halloween in Mystic Bay Connecticut. A giant Lobzilla goes missing! Houses are broken into but nothing is taken! A witch is afoot! Someone is murdered (of course)! Allie is out of her ankle cast but cannotContinue Reading

Death by Committee

Death by Committee is a cozy mystery that emphasizes romance and quilting more than sleuthing. Abby’s recently deceased elderly Aunt Sybil left her a house. Abby hires several goats to eat some overgrown foliage in the backyard. One goat uncovers Dolly, Sybil’s rival, who is buried in the backyard inContinue Reading

Past Due for Murder

Amy, the public library Director, and her friend, Sunny, are thrown into a missing person’s investigation in Past Due for Murder. Lacey, a college student, is missing presumed lost in the woods outside of Taylorsford, Virginia. Does her mysterious trek into the mountains have anything to do with the fairyContinue Reading

Murder Likes it Hot

Pleasurable cozy read set in the world of yoga, infertility, and homeless teens. Murder Likes It Hot is a good choice for a late night book reading session. Kate owns her own business, Serenity Yoga. She and her newlywed husband Michael, who owns a pet store, are having infertility issues.Continue Reading