First, a big howdy to y'all from Texas. Second, a big thanks
to the lovely Kym
Roberts for this opportunity to share all the exciting new cozy releases
hitting the shelves of your local and virtual bookstores during the month of
July. As a heat wave blazes its way across the country this week, I encourage
you to declare your independence from the humdrum of work and responsibilities.
Stake out those well-deserved hours, minutes, or even moments, of relaxation and
repose by engaging your problem-solving skills in one of the most enjoyable ways
possible—by reading a delightful cozy mystery.
Whether you choose a title from a beloved author, discover a new favorite
series, or both, this week's new releases will make you glad you asserted your
right to relax and solve a wonderful whodunit.
A casual outing to the Crystal Palace in London takes a mysterious and
murderous turn in The Corpse at the Crystal Palace, the latest mystery in
Carola Dunn’s beloved Daisy Dalrymple series.
April 1928: Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher is visited in London by her young
cousins. On the list of must-see sites is the Crystal Palace. Discovering that
her children's nanny, Nanny Gilpin, has never seen the Palace, Daisy decides to
make a day of it—bringing her cousins, her 3-year-old twins, her step-daughter
Belinda, the nurserymaid, and Nanny Gilpin. Yet this ordinary outing goes wrong
when Mrs. Gilpin goes off to the ladies’ room and fails to return. When Daisy
goes to look for her, she doesn't find her nanny but instead the body of another
woman dressed in a nanny's uniform.
Meanwhile, Belinda and the cousins spot Mrs. Gilpin chasing after yet another
nanny. Intrigued, they trail the two through the vast Crystal Palace and into
the park. After briefly losing sight of their quarry, they stumble across Mrs.
Gilpin lying unconscious in a small lake inhabited by huge concrete dinosaurs.
When she comes to, Mrs. Gilpin can't remember what happened after leaving the
twins in the nurserymaid's care. Daisy's husband, Detective Chief Inspector Alec
Fletcher of Scotland Yard, finds himself embroiled in the investigation of the
murdered nanny. Worried about her children's own injured nanny, Daisy is
determined to help. First she has to discover the identity of the third nanny,
the presumed murderer, and to do so, Daisy must uncover why the amnesic Mrs.
Gilpin deserted her charges to follow the missing third nanny.
Mystery Historical |
[Minotaur Books, On Sale: July 3, 2018, Hardcover /
e-Book, ISBN: 9781250047052 / eISBN: 9781466847422]
Kelly Flynn has been enjoying motherhood and avoiding murder, but when a
friend’s life is cut short, she enlists the Lambspun knitters to catch a
heartless killer in the last Knitting Mystery novel from the New York
Times bestselling author of Only Skein Deep.
Kelly is happily busy with her son, Jack, now a rambunctious four-year-old
preschooler. Jack keeps his mom on her toes and drinking all the coffee she can
handle at Pete’s Porch Café. Kelly’s friendly waitress Julie is hoping to become
an accountant. She makes sure she keeps Kelly caffeinated and up-to-date on her
Kelly splits her free time between Pete’s and Lambspun, where her fellow
knitters love hearing all about Jack’s latest exploits. They’ve also been taking
a trip down memory lane, reminiscing about crimes that Kelly had a hand in
solving over the years. But the Lambspun crew is horrified when a very
present-day murder occurs in their midst—and Julie is the victim.
With her sleuthing instincts on full alert, Kelly starts asking questions.
The well-liked waitress may have had enemies no one knew about, or she could
have just been in the wrong place at the wrong time. Kelly and her friends at
Lambspun soon learn that the answers are knottier and more shocking than they
Mystery Hobbies | Mystery Cozy [Berkley
Prime Crime, On Sale: July 3, 2018, Hardcover /
e-Book, ISBN: 9780425282540 / eISBN: 9780698405936]
A mystery of
stolen antiquities has Kat Holloway setting aside her apron once again for the
intrigues of the upper echelons of Victorian London
has gone missing from the home of a wealthy baronet, and his wife stands to take
the blame. When Kat's employer asks for help in clearing her friend's name, Kat
trades her kitchen for the homes of Mayfair's wealthiest families. Soon antiques
are disappearing not only from the extravagant households of connoisseurs and
collectors, but from the illustrious British Museum.
As the thefts
increase in frequency, Kat calls upon her friend Daniel McAdam, who has already
set himself up in a pawnshop on the Strand as a seedy receiver of stolen goods.
When a man is murdered in the shop, Kat must use all of her wits to see that the
thieves are caught and justice is done.
[Berkley, On Sale: July 3, 2018, Trade Size /
e-Book, ISBN: 9780399585531 / eISBN: 9780399585548]
dazzling and intriguing historical mystery!
The time seems ripe for success as Angie Turner opens her farm-to-table
restaurant in her Idaho hometown—until her new tomato supplier is accused of
murder and Angie has to pick the real killer . . .
nothing tastes more like summer than her Nona's fried green tomatoes. Eager to
add the recipe to the menu at the County Seat, she's found the perfect produce
supplier—her sous chef Estebe’s cousin, Javier. Just one problem: ladies’ man
Javier’s current hot tomato Heather has turned up dead, and he’s the prime
suspect. Somehow, between managing her restaurant and navigating a romantic
triangle between Estebe and Ian, the owner/manager of the farmer's market, Angie
needs to produce evidence to clear Javier—before this green tomato farmer gets
fried . . .
Mystery Cozy [Lyrical
Press, On Sale: July 3, 2018, e-Book, ISBN:
9781516103836 / eISBN: 9781516103836]
Adler grew up on the sugar beaches of the Florida Gulf Coast, she studied
acting on Broadway until a dark-eyed cowboy flung her over his saddle and
hightailed it to the Southwest. She's currently content to pour her dramatic
tendencies into The Taste of Texas Mysteries from
Berkley Prime Crime. Set in far West Texas, her humorous stories are filled
with delicious suspense and scrumptious Tex-Mex recipes. Find out more about
this former president of North Texas Romance Writers at www.AuthorRebeccaAdler.com.
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