Everyone is more than ready for the trees to bloom and the flowers to sprout.
The temperatures are finally rising and hopefully *fingers crossed* we've all
experience the last snowfall of winter! Sitting in the sun soaking up some
vitamin D is finally a possibility, and what better way to celebrate the return
of nice weather than to do it with a blanket in the park and a book in your
hands? Here are four new mysteries for you to enjoy this spring season.
And as a tease for next week, one of these authors will be joining me for a
short story right here on the Cozy Corner! It's your turn to dig into the clues,
and figure out the mystery! But, you'll only be able to do that, by going to
each author's social media sites!
A present day ghost leads China Bayles to a secret from Pecan Springs's
past in this haunting mystery from New York Times bestselling author Susan
While helping Ruby Wilcox clean up the loft above their shops, China comes
upon a box of antique handcrafted lace and old photographs. Following the
discovery, she hears a woman humming an old Scottish ballad and smells the
delicate scent of lavender....
Soon, strange happenings start to occur in Thyme and Seasons: misplaced
items, a ringing bell, and the appearance of lavender sprigs in odd places.
When a customer mentions seeing a mysterious woman picking flowers nearby and
then suddenly disappearing, China must finally admit what Ruby has always
known--their building is haunted. But by whom?
As China investigates, the tragic story of a woman in one of the old
photographs unfolds. Annie Laurie was a young widow who'd lost both her husband
and her child in the same day. She manages to survive through her lace-making
business and finds happiness again only to have a suspicious death overshadow
her new life.
China delves into Annie's century-old mystery and realizes that solving it
could have unimaginable repercussions in the here and now.
Sleuth | Mystery
Woman Sleuth | Mystery Cozy [Berkley, On Sale: April 3, 2018, Hardcover / e-Book,
ISBN: 9780425280058 / eISBN: 9780698190306]
if a mystery from the past could affect current day events?
China Bayles is back in a haunting tale of forbidden love!
The answer to whodunit may lie beyond the veil . . .
November in upstate New York can be chilly, but Kailyn Wilde's shop,
Abracadabra, is a cozy respite where you can find lotions, potions, and plenty
of warm, feline company. But what customers don't know is that the proprietor
has some unusual powers—and unusual friends, including the renowned magician
Merlin, who's been transported into the modern world. All of which comes in
handy when there's a murder to be solved . . .
Investigative journalist Ryan Cutler has perished in a car accident in New
Camel, and his friend, Travis, suspects foul play—especially when the reporter's
notes reveal a mysterious list of dead men's names. Kailyn wants to help, but
she's also got her hands full with the curmudgeonly Merlin, who's not exactly
maintaining a low profile. Between keeping the wizard under wraps and mixing up
cold remedies that work like magic, she'll have to tap into her many talents to
figure out a killer's fatal formula . . .
Mystery Paranormal |
Mystery [Lyrical Press Underground, On Sale: May 1, 2018, e-Book,
ISBN: 9781516100590 / eISBN: 9781516100590]
Gaslight Mystery #20
The latest Gaslight Mystery from the bestselling author of Murder
in Morningside Heights finds Sarah Brandt and Frank Malloy searching for a
connection between a murdered newsie and a high society woman with dangerous
Frank Malloy's latest client is the well-dressed Will Bert. He's searching for
his brother, a newsboy named Freddie, so he can share his new financial good
fortune. Frank makes quick work of the case and locates Freddie, but a happy
reunion between brothers is not in the cards.
When Will's name is mentioned, Freddie runs off—only to be found dead a short
time later. Suspicious, Frank tracks down Will who spins a tale of lust and
deceit involving a young society woman, Estelle Longacre, also recently
deceased. Frank can't be sure if Estelle's risky behavior and the company she
kept was to blame, or if her own ruthless family had a hand in her death.
Frank will need Sarah's help to unearth the dark secrets of the wealthy
Longacres and to discover if there is a connection between Estelle and Freddie's
death. Together they must navigate a perilous underground web of treachery to
find the truth.
[Berkley, On Sale: April 3, 2018, Mass Market
Paperback / e-Book (reprint), ISBN: 9781101987131 / eISBN: 9781101987124]
Book Barn Mystery
Running an independent bookstore in small-town Hazel Rock, Texas, doesn't
sound like a high-risk pursuit. But when a fundraiser reveals a story with a
truly killer ending, Charli Rae Warren will need to scramble to sort out the
Sponsoring the literacy drive to benefit the foster care system should be a
feel-good endeavor, but one of Charli's helpers is definitely on another page.
Charli's dad is distracted and keeping something secret, which Charli suspects
is a harmless flirtation with an attractive county clerk who offered to lend
them a hand. It's nothing to worry about—until the same clerk winds up dead…
When nosy locals begin pointing fingers, Charli finds herself entangled in a
race to uncover the killer's identity—and to get to the bottom of a shattering
family secret that could rewrite her history in alarming ways. Suddenly Charli
is facing her worst fears and her childhood nemesis in order to unmask a
murderer—before he silences her for good…
Mystery [Lyrical Press Underground, On Sale: May 1, 2018,
Paperback / e-Book, ISBN: 9781516106585 / eISBN: 9781516106585]
Until Next time, get cozy and read on!
Kym Roberts is a retired detective sergeant who looks for passion,
mystery and suspense in every book she reads and writes. She can be found on the
web at kymroberts.com, on Facebook at @KymRoberts911author and on Twitter @kymroberts911
can also listen to her new podcast Romance Book Chat
with Kym and Misty on iTunes, Stitcher
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