The first week of February is always cold. Even in Texas, we're in the thirties
and I have to say, the temperature is the one number I want to see move
upward this month. Not the ugly bathroom scale number. Not the ridiculous prices
at the grocery store. And certainly not the eye-popping numbers on my eye glass
prescription. Those are bad numbers, but I do have a good number for you to
consider—the four books I'm featuring this week!
After surviving a brazen attack at one of her favorite local cafes, Penelope
Sutherland is ready to escape the big city and head to her next film set. She
and her Red Carpet Catering crew set up their kitchen on location in the
tranquil mountains of Vermont.
But peace and quiet aren't on the menu.
It starts to get hot when a series of accidents befall the celebrity tennis pro
consulting on the film. Then mix in an uptight director, an isolated location,
and a quirky bunch of locals with secrets of their own and that's a recipe for
Penelope soon suspects a connection between the cafe attack and the incidents on
set, and you know what comes next. She must uncover the truth before her goose
Mystery [Henery Press, On Sale: February 6, 2018, e-Book, eISBN:
A Country Store
For country-store owner Robbie Jordan, the National Maple Syrup Festival
is a sweet escape from late-winter in South Lick, Indiana—until murder saps the
life out of the celebration . . .
As Robbie arranges a breakfast-themed cook-off at Pans ‘N Pancakes, visitors
pour into Brown County for the annual maple extravaganza. Unfortunately, that
includes Professor Connolly, a know-it-all academic from Boston who makes
enemies everywhere he goes—and this time, bad manners prove deadly. Soon after
clashing with several scientists at a maple tree panel, the professor is found
dead outside a sugar shack, stabbed to death by a local restaurateur's knife.
When an innocent woman gets dragged into the investigation and a biologist
mysteriously disappears, Robbie drops her winning maple biscuits to search for
answers. But can she help police crack the case before another victim is caught
in a sticky situation with a killer?
Mystery Cozy [Kensington, On Sale: January 30, 2018, Mass Market
Paperback / e-Book, ISBN: 9781496711212 / eISBN: 9781496711229]
A Death by
Life just got a little sweeter in the island fishing village of Eastport,
Maine. Jacobia "Jake" Tiptree and her best friend Ellie are opening a waterfront
bake shop, The Chocolate Moose, where their tasty treats pair perfectly with the
salty ocean breeze. But while Jake has moved on from fixing up houses, she still
can't resist the urge to snoop into the occasional murder.
Jake and Ellie have been through a lot together, from home repair to homicide
investigation. So when they decide to open a chocolate-themed bakery, they
figure it'll be a piece of cake. With Ellie's old family recipes luring in
customers, they expect to make plenty of dough this Fourth of July weekend.
Having family home for the holiday only sweetens the deal for Jake—until the ill
wind of an early-season hurricane blows up her plans. When the storm hits,
Jake's grown son Sam is stranded in a Boston bus station, and her husband Wade
is stuck on a cargo ship. But as bitter as the storm is, something even more
sinister is brewing in the kitchen of The Chocolate Moose—where health inspector
Matt Muldoon is found murdered.
Ellie never made a secret of her distaste for Matt, who had been raining on
their parade with bogus talk of health code violations. Now, with no alibi for
the night of the murder, she's in a sticky situation with the police—and it's up
to Jake to catch the real killer and keep Ellie living in the land of the free.
Mystery Woman Sleuth
[Kensington, On Sale: January 30, 2018, Hardcover /
e-Book, ISBN: 9781496711281 / eISBN: 9781496711304]
Second Chance Cat
Sarah Grayson and her trusty companion, Elvis, race to
tail the right suspects in the fifth installment of the
New York Times bestselling Second Chance Cat
Sarah Grayson owns Second Chance, a shop that sells
lovingly refurbished items, in the charming town of North Harbor, Maine. But she
couldn't run the store without the help of her right-hand man, Mac--or her
dashing rescue cat, Elvis.
Mac's life before North Harbor has always been a little bit mysterious, but it
becomes a lot more intriguing when a woman from his past shows up in town, and
then turns up dead. Suspicion falls on Mac, but Sarah--and Elvis--know he can't
be the killer, and they hope they can prove his innocence quick as a whisker.
Mystery Cozy | Mystery Pet Lovers
[Berkley Prime Crime, On Sale: February 6, 2018,
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book, ISBN: 9781101991220 / eISBN:
Until next time, get cozy and read on!
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