It's springtime! Although many of us are not feeling the effects yet, we can
benefit from all of the hard work mystery authors did while hibernating with
their computers over the winter. This week I have four great cozies for you to
check out. Magic by the sea with cupcakes at a festival—it doesn't get any
better than that!
Death By the Sea
Witch and vintage store owner Lily Ivory faces her most difficult mystery
to date with a case of mistaken identity that hits close to home...
Lily Ivory and her friends are planning a 1950s-themed brunch to benefit the
local women's shelter. When a figure from her past shows up unannounced,
threatening her unless she returns something that belonged to him, Lily's
fiancé, Sailor, steps in to defend her. After the same man is found dead later
that day, Sailor is the primary suspect. He swears he's innocent, but multiple
witnesses ID him as the perpetrator of the assault. Lily vows to clear his
name...only she's not sure where to start with the mounting evidence against
When she sees Sailor in the neighborhood despite knowing he's in jail, Lily
starts to wonder if there could be a doppelganger in San Francisco. When she's
not busy helping customers find matching outfits for the upcoming event,
searching for a vintage wedding dress for her own nuptials, and dealing with an
ill-timed magical cold, Lily begins to suspect one of her magical foes is
targeting her loved ones in an attempt to weaken her.
Mystery Woman Sleuth
Mystery [Berkley, On Sale: April 3, 2018, Mass
Market Paperback / e-Book, ISBN: 9780399584183 / eISBN: 9780399584190]
By the Sea
National bestselling author Kathleen Bridge presents a delightful new
series set on a barrier island where waves meet sand—and mayhem meets murder . .
The Indialantic by the Sea hotel has a hundred-year-old
history on beautiful Melbourne Beach, Florida, and more than a few guests seem
to have been there from the start. When Liz Holt returns home after an intense
decade in New York, she’s happy to be surrounded by the eccentric clientele and
loving relatives that populate her family-run inn, and doubly pleased to see the
business is staying afloat thanks to its vibrant shopping emporium and a few
very wealthy patrons.
But that patronage decreases by one when a
filthy rich guest is discovered dead in her oceanfront suite. Maybe this is
simply a jewel theft gone wrong, but maybe someone—or many people—wanted the
hotel’s prosperous guest dead. Only one thing is sure: there’s a killer at the
Indialantic, and if Liz lets herself be distracted—by her troubled past or the
tempting man who seems eager to dredge it back up—the next reservation she’ll
book could be at the cemetery . . .
Mystery [Lyrical Press Underground, On Sale: April 3, 2018,
e-Book, ISBN: 9781516105205 / eISBN: 9781516105205]
For the Fairy Tale Cupcake crew, wedding bells turn to death knells in this
latest mystery in the New York Times bestselling
With Angie and Tate's wedding just around the corner, it's a
happy time for Melanie Cooper and the bakery crew. Not only are they finessing
the last minute details of the big day, but their bakery, Fairy Tale Cupcakes,
has just been hired to bake cupcakes for the blockbuster book signing of a
controversial author who wrote a steamy bestseller filled with juicy local
But one by one, the people Angie has hired to work at the wedding
begin turning up dead. As the body count rises, the bestselling author is the
next to bite the dust. Mel quickly realizes she needs to figure out how the
murders are connected and why--before the killer brings the entire cupcake crew
crumbling down. After all, Angie and Tate deserve their sweet happily ever
INCLUDES SCRUMPTIOUS RECIPES!
Mystery Culinary | Mystery Cozy [Berkley Prime Crime, On Sale: April 3, 2018, Mass Market
Paperback / e-Book, ISBN: 9780399583834 / eISBN: 9780399583841]
There’s a corpse among the chanterelles!
Redwood Cove Bed and Breakfast manager Kelly Jackson is hosting a cooking
class during the week of the Mushroom Festival to attract guests, not drama. But
soon after she finishes foraging for an edible mushroom species on sacred Native
American land, a local newspaper reporter gets shot dead at the same site. With
suspicions spreading like fungi in the quaint Northern Californian community
over the culprit’s identity, Kelly and a savvy gang of sleuthing seniors known
as the “Silver Sentinels” must uncover the truth about the secluded property
before a tricky killer prepares another lethal surprise . . .
Mystery Cozy [Lyrical Press Underground, On Sale: April 17, 2018,
Paperback / e-Book, ISBN: 9781516104222 / eISBN: 9781516104222]
Until Next time, get cozy and read on!
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