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Ex-NFL star + snarky single mom = a touchdown of a holiday romance


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A Spartan heart can conquer anything, even myths, magic, and monsters.


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Time for a Mystery Vacation

You don’t need to plan a vacation or a staycation this week. Take the week off and relax from all the hubbub that has had you running around like a crazed mom of quintuplet five year olds in a toy store. Pick up a book or two, or three—the ones that have been stacking up in your to-be-read pile and just breathe. Escape into another world where ghosts are real, magic is everywhere, sewing is easy and a Book Barn is on Main Street. Trust me, the May releases are to die for—including one of my own ;)

GHOSTAL LIVING by Kathleen Bridge

Hamptons Home & Garden

Ghostal
Living

In the latest mystery from the author of Better Homes and Corpses and Hearse and Gardens, Hamptons interior designer and antiques picker Meg Barrett uncovers a veil of spooky goings-on...

The first Sag Harbor Antiquarian Book and Ephemera Fair is right around the corner, and interior designer Meg Barrett has her hands full decorating rooms at the Bibliophile Bed & Breakfast for wealthy rare book collector Franklin Hollingsworth. Rumor has it Hollingsworth is in possession of an unpublished manuscript written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. When the Fitzgerald manuscript's authenticator is found dead at the bottom of a cliff, Meg suspects a killer is on the loose.

Rare books start disappearing from the B & B and Meg sees a connection between the stolen books and the deceased authenticator. With the fair looming, she finds herself caught up in catching a killer and thief before another victim is booked for death.

INCLUDES RECIPES AND DECORATING TIPS

Mystery Cozy [Berkley Prime Crime, On Sale: May 2, 2017, Mass Market Paperback / e-Book, ISBN: 9780425276600 / eISBN: 9780425276600]

MAGICK & MAYHEM by Sharon Pape

An Abracadabra Mystery #1

Magick &
Mayhem

What’s in a murderer’s bag of tricks?

Twenty-something Kailyn Wilde has learned to embrace her unpredictable life as a descendant of small-town New Camel’s most magickal family. She just didn’t expect to inherit her mother and grandmother’s centuries-old shop, Abracadabra, so suddenly. The surprises keep coming when Kailyn goes to finalize the estate at the local attorney’s office—and stumbles over the body of her best friend Elise’s husband . . .

As a brash detective casts the blame on Elise, Kailyn summons her deepest powers to find answers and start an investigation of her own. What with running a business, perfecting ancient spells, and keeping up with an uninvited guest of fabled origins, Kailyn has her hands full. But with the help of her uncanny black cat Sashkatu and her muumuu-clad Aunt Tilly, she’s closing in on a killer—who will do anything to make sure she never tests her supernatural skills again!

Mystery Cozy [Lyrical Press, On Sale: May 2, 2017, Paperback / e-Book, ISBN: 9781516100569 / eISBN: 9781516100552]

UNIFORMLY DEAD by Greta McKennan

Uniformly
Dead

Historical seamstress Daria Dembrowski has her work cut out for her as she searches for a killer's pattern . . .

Daria has come up with a brilliant new plan to expand her seamstress business beyond stitching wedding gowns—historical sewing. And with Civil War re-enactors setting up camp in her hometown of Laurel Springs, Pennsylvania, she has plenty of opportunities, including one client playing a Confederate colonel who's a particular stickler for authenticity.

But soon the small-town peace starts coming apart at the seams as an antique doll is stolen from a Civil War exhibit and the cranky colonel is found impaled by his own bayonet. When Daria's brother is suspected of the theft and a bridal client's fiancé is accused of the murder, Daria is determined to untangle the clues to prove their innocence. She needs to get this case sewn up fast, though, before the murderer re-enacts the crime and makes her history.

Mystery Cozy [Kennsington, On Sale: May 16, 2017, Paperback / e-Book, ISBN: 9781516101719 / eISBN: 9781516101689]

A REFERENCE TO MURDER by Kym Roberts

Book Barn Mystery #2

A
Reference to Murder

Charli Rae Warren is back home in Hazel Rock, Texas, spending her time reading, collecting, and selling books—at least, the ones that don’t get eaten first by her father’s pet armadillo. Running the family bookstore is a demanding job, but solving murders on the side can be flat out dangerous . . .

The Book Barn is more than just a shop, it’s a part of the community—and Charli is keeping busy with a fundraising auction and the big rodeo event that’s come to town. That includes dealing with the Texas-sized egos of some celebrity cowboys, including Dalton Hibbs, a blond, blue-eyed bull rider who gets overly rowdy one night with the local hairdresser . . . and soon afterward, disappears into thin air.

Dalton’s brother also vanished seven years ago—and Charli is thrown about whether Dalton is a villain or a victim. After a close call with an assailant wielding a branding iron (that plays havoc with her hair), and some strange vandalism on her property, she’s going to have to team up with the sheriff to untangle this mystery, before she gets gored . . .

Mystery Cozy [Lyrical Press, On Sale: May 16, 2017, e-Book, ISBN: 9781601837332 / eISBN: 9781601837332]

About Kym Roberts

Kym Roberts

Passion. Mystery. Suspense. Catch the Wave! Because a little PMS can change your world!

Kym’s love for action an adventure goes all the way back to her childhood when a special spy ring guided her and her young pack of sleuths to the henchmen hiding in their neighborhood. Armed with a badge and the best equipment a few pennies could buy, she’s carried that code of honor through adulthood and learned some juicy tricks along the way. ;) Although she retired her special shield that’s tattooed upon her heart, you might catch her wearing that ring when another secret mission calls her name!

Her humor is often raunchy, her jokes are often bad, but her hunger for a story keep the adventures coming fast. So Catch the Wave of passion, mystery and suspense—with some stupid author tricks along the way;)

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Comments

2 comments posted.

Re: Time for a Mystery Vacation

Love romantic mystery books!
(Amanda Tonar 1:10am May 31)

Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Looking forward to reading
this book, Kym. Took me forever to find t his article and I
tried hard! Glad I found it! :)
(Kathleen Bylsma 5:54pm May 31)

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