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Eggs On Ice (A Cackleberry Club Mystery #8) by Laura Childs Blog Tour with Giveaway ((2) Print Copy – Eggs on Ice (A Cackleberry Club Mystery) by Laura Childs (U.S. Only)

6 Dec

Eggs on Ice (A Cackleberry Club Mystery)
by Laura Childs

About the Book

Eggs on Ice (A Cackleberry Club Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
8th in Series
Berkley (December 4, 2018)
Hardcover: 304 pages
ISBN-10: 0425281728
ISBN-13: 978-0425281727
Kindle ASIN: B07BD23MV9

Some say that casting crusty attorney Allen Sharpe as Scrooge in the Kindred Players production of “A Christmas Carol” is just playing to type. He’s not the most beloved man in town. In fact, you’d have a dickens of a time finding someone who liked him. Still it’s a shock when the Ghost of Christmas Past stabs him during the first rehearsal. Suzanne, co-owner of the Cackleberry Club café, Kindred’s favorite combination diner, craft store and bookshop, chases the murderer out of the building but loses him in the alley.

As the days pass the list of suspects grows longer. Is it the disgruntled partner? The former secretary whom Sharpe sexually harrassed? Or is it fellow owner of the Cackleberry Club, Toni’s almost ex-husband, Junior? The women of the Cackleberry Club are determined to find the killer before he can add another victim to his Christmas list.

About the Author

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Laura Childs is the New York Times bestselling author of the Tea Shop Mysteries, Scrapbook Mysteries, and Cackleberry Club Mysteries. In her previous life she was CEO/Creative Director of her own marketing firm and authored several screenplays. She is married to a professor of Chinese art history, loves to travel, rides horses, enjoys fundraising for various non-profits, and has two Chinese Shar-Pei dogs.

Laura specializes in cozy mysteries that have the pace of a thriller (a thrillzy!) Her three series are:

The Tea Shop Mysteries – set in the historic district of Charleston and featuring Theodosia Browning, owner of the Indigo Tea Shop. Theodosia is a savvy entrepreneur, and pet mom to service dog Earl Grey. She’s also an intelligent, focused amateur sleuth who doesn’t rely on coincidences or inept police work to solve crimes. This charming series is highly atmospheric and rife with the history and mystery that is Charleston.

The Scrapbooking Mysteries – a slightly edgier series that take place in New Orleans. The main character, Carmela, owns Memory Mine scrapbooking shop in the French Quarter and is forever getting into trouble with her friend, Ava, who owns the Juju Voodoo shop. New Orleans’ spooky above-ground cemeteries, jazz clubs, bayous, and Mardi Gras madness make their presence known here!

The Cackleberry Club Mysteries – set in Kindred, a fictional town in the Midwest. In a rehabbed Spur station, Suzanne, Toni, and Petra, three semi-desperate, forty-plus women have launched the Cackleberry Club. Eggs are the morning specialty here and this cozy cafe even offers a book nook and yarn shop. Business is good but murder could lead to the cafe’s undoing! This series offers recipes, knitting, cake decorating, and a dash of spirituality.

Laura’s Links:

Webpage – http://www.laurachilds.com/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/laura.childs.31

 

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Giveaway

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TOUR PARTICIPANTS

 

December 3 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW

December 3 – StoreyBook Reviews – GUEST POST

December 3 – The Power of Words – REVIEW

December 4 – Valerie’s Musings – REVIEW

December 4 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – REVIEW

December 5 – Carla Loves To Read – REVIEW

December 5 – Mallory Heart’s Cozies – REVIEW

December 6 – A Wytch’s Book Review Blog – REVIEW

December 6 – Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

December 7 – Cinnamon, Sugar and a Little Bit of Murder – REVIEW

December 7 – MJB Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

December 8 – The Pulp and Mystery Shelf – SPOTLIGHT

December 8 – The Avid Reader – REVIEW

December 9 – Babs Book Bistro – SPOTLIGHT

December 10 – Community Bookstop – REVIEW*

December 10 – My Journey Back – REVIEW

December 11 – Socrates’ Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

December 11 – A Holland Reads – REVIEW*

December 12 – The Cozy Pages – REVIEW

December 12 – Brooke Blogs – GUEST POST

December 13 – Ruff Drafts – SPOTLIGHT

December 13 – Cozy Up With Kathy – REVIEW*

December 14 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

December 14 – A Chick Who Reads – REVIEW*

December 15 – Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

December 15 – Laura’s Interests – REVIEW

December 16 – Melina’s Book Blog – REVIEW

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Oh Holy Fright (A Pecan Bayou Mystery #8) by Teresa Trent Blog Tour with Giveaway ( A $25 Amazon Gift Card)

26 Nov

Oh Holy Fright (Pecan Bayou Mystery)
by Teresa Trent

About the Book


Oh Holy Fright (Pecan Bayou Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
8th in Series
Self Published (October 31, 2018)
Number of Pages: 255
ASIN: B07JFNSC11

It’s Christmas in Pecan Bayou, Texas. Join Betsy (aka The Happy Hinter) for a good old small-town Christmas complete with Christmas carols, over the top light displays, delicious food, loving friends and…a Christmas Creeper. One of the residents of Pecan Bayou has a secret and you’d better lock the door because that isn’t Santa out there or even a stray elf. Enjoy spending Christmas with the town and family you’ve come to know in the Pecan Bayou Series.

Recipes and helpful hints included!

About the Author

Teresa Trent writes humorous cozy mysteries that take place in the small towns of Texas. Her Pecan Bayou series features Betsy, the town’s helpful hints columnist who seems to spend a lot of time getting out blood stains. Teresa’s Piney Woods Series with Camel Press takes place in an East Texas hotel and features Nora, a redhead with an eye for crime.

Teresa loves to feature other cozy authors and cozy giveaways on her blog. Join over a thousand people who follow her at teresatrent.blog.

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Author Links

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/ttrent_cozymys

BLOG: https://teresatrent.blog/

WEBSITE: http://teresatrent.com

GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5219581.Teresa_Trent

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/teresatrentmysterywriter

 

Purchase Link: Amazon

 

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OH HOLY FRIGHT TOUR PARTICIPANTS

November 23 – Babs Book Bistro – SPOTLIGHT

November 23 – Varietats – SPOTLIGHT

November 23 – Books Direct – GUEST POST

November 23 – FUONLYKNEW – SPOTLIGHT

November 23 – Carla Loves to Read – REVIEW

November 24 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

November 24 – MJB Reviewers – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

November 24 – Mythical Books – SPOTLIGHT

November 24 – Laura’s Interests – REVIEW

November 24 – Mysteries with Character – SPOTLIGHT

November 25 – I’m All About Books – SPOTLIGHT

November 25 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too! – SPOTLIGHT

November 25 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – CHARACTER GUEST POST

November 25 – Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

November 25 – Bibliophile Reviews – REVIEW

November 26 – Mallory Heart’s Cozies – REVIEW

November 26 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT

November 26 – Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

November 26 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

November 27 – Melina’s Book Blog – REVIEW

November 27 – Readeropolis – SPOTLIGHT

November 27 – StoreyBook Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

November 27 – Reading Is My SuperPower – SPOTLIGHT

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Homicide in Herne Hill (The London Murder Mysteries #4) by Alice Castle Blog Tour with Review

12 Nov

Homicide in Herne Hill

Homicide in Herne Hill (The London Murder Mysteries #4)

by Alice Castle

 

Synopsis

Beth Haldane, SE21’s premier – and only – single mum amateur sleuth, is really pleased to find a new friend at the school gates, in the shape of irrepressibly bouncy Nina. As well as a way with words, Nina has a puzzle she wants Beth to solve, centred on the solicitor’s office where Nina works in Herne Hill.

But as the mystery thickens, threatening to drag in not just Nina and her boss, but the yummy mummies of Dulwich, too, Beth is about to find out just how far some people will go to keep up appearances. 

Join Beth in this fourth instalment in the London Murder Mystery series for her toughest case yet.

 




Christie’s Review

5 STARS

The London Murder Series by Alice Castle is quickly becoming one of my favorite series in the genre!

Beth has had a hard time recently with the events that took place in book 3, no spoilers here!!! That changes when she meets Nina, who sits next to her at a school function. She notices right away that she isn’t part of the “yummy mummy” group. She discovers that she has never enjoyed a Nativity as much as she has this one, with Nina giving her plenty of laughs. Beth thinks she could really be friends with Nina.

Beth can’t resist a good conundrum, so she listens to Nina’s concern about her job in the solicitor’s office. She can’t really put her finger on it, but something seems off in the office. Little does either woman realize how very “off” the business really is. Beth finds herself right in the middle of another mystery, and is there any connection with the recent spell of pet’s dying from poisoning. This may turn out to be the most dangerous and twisted mystery Beth has yet faced!

I loved the mystery, and I loved catching up with Beth and some of my other favorite characters. Castle does give us a bit more of Beth’s romance. Just like the other secondary characters, I’m coming to love Nina. She is just as fun and quirky as the others!!!!

Castle has mastered the art of writing a clever, witty mystery. She knows how to keep the storyline moving with great surprises, and she also fills the pages with great satire that brings plenty of laughs. Each book she writes gets even better!!!!




 

Purchase Links

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Other Books in the Series

1

Death in Dulwich

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2

The Girl in the Gallery

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3

Calamity in Camberwell

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Author Bio 

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Before turning to crime, Alice Castle had a long career as a feature writer on national newspapers including the Daily Express, The Times and The Daily Telegraph. Alice grew up in south London and, after a brief stint in Brussels (where her first novel, Hot Chocolate, is set) she is back where she belongs, dreaming up adventures for her heroine, amateur detective and single mum Beth Haldane. Alice is married with two children, two stepchildren and two cats. Find out more about her London Murder Mystery series on her website, http://www.alicecastleauthor.com. Death in Dulwich was published in September 2017 by Crooked Cat Books and was #1 in the Amazon Satire/Detective charts in the UK, US, Canada, France, Spain and Germany. The Girl in the Gallery came out in December 2017 and the third in the series, Calamity in Camberwell, was published on 13th August 2018. Revenge on the Rye will follow in 2019, with more books in the pipeline.

Social Media Links – http://www.alicecastleauthor.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alicecastleauthor/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DDsDiary?lang=en

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A Vintage Death (A Keepsake Cove Mystery #2) by Mary Ellen Hughes Blog Tour with Giveaway (Win a Print Copy – A Vintage Death (A Keepsake Cove Mystery)U.S. ONLY) & Character Post

12 Nov

A Vintage Death (A Keepsake Cove Mystery)
by Mary Ellen Hughes

 

About the Book


A Vintage Death (A Keepsake Cove Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Midnight Ink (November 8, 2018)
Paperback: 264 pages
ISBN-10: 0738752274
ISBN-13: 978-0738752273
Digital
ASIN: B0795RTP2B

As the new music box store owner and resident of Keepsake Cove, a quaint town full of collectible shops on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Callie Reed is eager to get more involved in her community. She volunteers to plan the Fall street decorations and welcome a visiting author who’s come for a special book signing. But the celebratory mood is cut short when the local B&B owner is found dead, killed by a pair of vintage scissors.

Suspicion is cast on the victim’s estranged wife, Dorothy, who owns Keepsake Cove’s vintage sewing shop. Callie is sure Dorothy is innocent, and the visiting author agrees. Together, they begin their own investigation, only to discover that many people in Keepsake Cove have secrets. Secrets that are worth killing to keep quiet.

About the Author

Mary Ellen Hughes is the bestselling author of the Pickled and Preserved Mysteries (Penguin), the Craft Corner Mysteries, and the Maggie Olenski Mysteries, along with several short stories. A Fatal Collection is her debut with Midnight Ink. A Wisconsin native, she has lived most of her adult life in Maryland, where she’s set many of her stories. Visit her at www.MaryEllenHughes.com.

Author Links

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/MaryEllenHughesauthor

Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.com/mehughes13/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/mehughesauthor

GoodReads – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/402922.Mary_Ellen_Hughes

 

Purchase Links

Amazon B&N Midnight Ink

 

Giveaway

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Character Post

Hi, guys. Nice to meet you! I’m Lyssa Hammond, and I came to Keepsake Cove for the first time when they invited me to come for a book signing event around Halloween. I’m a suspense/paranormal author, in case you didn’t know. The invitation came at a perfect time, since workers were banging away at my house in D.C. and I really needed to get away. So I booked a room at a nearby B&B and settled in a couple of days before the event with my laptop, expecting to have peace and quiet to write.

Hah! Little did I know the creepy guy who owned the B&B would be murdered, and I’d be involved in the investigation! Not as a suspect, mind you. But to help prove that the sweet lady who had the bad luck to have married this creep but the good sense to eventually leave him was innocent. She came under suspicion just because she happened to own a vintage sewing shop, and her ex was murdered with a pair of super-sharp antique scissors. Oh, and she’d inherit his stuff because they hadn’t legally divorced, and the only alibi she had was she was sleeping—alone, of course.

Lucky for her that Callie Reed, who owns the music box shop, was totally on her side and had a little experience with solving murders. Well, one. And I’ve written about lots of murders, which counts for something, right? So Callie and I got busy. But I quickly found out that it wasn’t as easy as writing a book. And it could get downright dangerous!

The upside is that I got to know a lot about a lot of people, and a few of them just might show up in my future books—with identifying details gone, of course. And I got to be good friends with Callie, and with her boyfriend, Brian. I won’t write them into my books, but I intend to keep in close touch after this murder stuff is done with. Assuming, that is, we all get out of this unscathed.

After that last incident, though, I’m beginning to wonder…




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November 7 – The Avid Reader – REVIEW

November 7 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW

November 7 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews – REVIEW, AUTHOR INTERVIEW

November 7 – The Pulp and Mystery Shelf – GUEST POST

November 8 – The Book Diva’s Reads – GUEST POST

November 8 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, Sissy, & Too! – SPOTLIGHT

November 8 – Laura’s Interests – REVIEW

November 9 – Moonlight Rendezvous – REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST

November 9 – View from the Birdhouse – REVIEW

November 9 – Babs Book Bistro – SPOTLIGHT

November 9 – fundinmental – SPOTLIGHT

November 10 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

November 10 – MJB Reviewers – REVIEW, AUTHOR INTERVIEW

November 10 – The Power of Words – REVIEW

November 10 – Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews – CHARACTER GUEST POST

November 11 – Mallory Heart’s Cozies – REVIEW

November 11 – Mystery Thrillers and Romantic Suspense Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

November 11 – A Holland Reads – SPOTLIGHT*

November 12 – My Reading Journeys – REVIEW

November 12 – Community Bookstop – REVIEW

November 12 – Island Confidential – SPOTLIGHT

November 13 – Valerie’s Musings – REVIEW, AUTHOR INTERVIEW

November 13 – Rosepoint Publishing – REVIEW

November 13 – The Montana Bookaholic – REVIEW

November 14 – Ruff Drafts – SPOTLIGHT

November 14 – Jane Reads – REVIEW, GUEST POST

November 14 – Readeropolis – SPOTLIGHT

November 15 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – REVIEW

November 15 – Reading Is My SuperPower – REVIEW

November 15 – Brooke Blogs – REVIEW

November 16 – Melina’s Book Blog – REVIEW

November 16 – Cozy Up With Kathy – REVIEW

November 16 – Here’s How It Happened – SPOTLIGHT

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Let Her Go (A Lillian Dove Mystery #3) by D.J. Adamson Blog Tour with Giveaway (Win a $25 Amazon Gift Card) & Guest Post

12 Nov

LET HER GO: Lillian Dove Mystery
by D. J. Adamson

About the Book


LET HER GO: Lillian Dove Mystery
Suspense Mystery
3rd in Series
Horatio Press (November 6, 2018)
Paperback: 448 pages
ISBN-10: 1732672210
ISBN-13: 978-1732672215
Digital ASIN: B07G9TTMZ5

Murder. Betrayal. Love Gone Wrong

With her ability to present clues without giving away the endings and offering surprising twists encouraging the reader to the next page, D. J. Adamson delves into a family tragedy ending up in murder and a teenage daughter missing. When Lillian Dove finds herself involved in the police investigation, she realizes the daughter holds the key to unravel who killed her mother.

It is three days before Christmas when Lillian Dove comes across Dr. Conrad standing out in front of his house, covered in blood. When going inside the house to help other members of his family, she finds his wife killed, his son seriously injured, and his teenage daughter, Peyton Clayton, missing. Even more shocking, the police suspect Dr. Conrad. Understanding how emotional dilemmas have strained the family emboldens Lillian to help Detective Jacque Leveque, Major Crimes Detective for the Frytown Police Department, find the prime witness to the Conrad truths.

Let Her Go is a nerve-wracking exploration into a family lost, and the extent love elicits both the good and the bad. In this Third Step in Personal Recovery Lillian works to find Peyton Clayton, while battling the worse arctic freeze in Frytown’s history, untangling human frailties, and confronting the ghosts of Christmas.

About the Author

D. J. Adamson is an award-winning author for both her mystery novels and her science fiction novel. She is the editor of Le Coeur de l’Artiste, a newsletter which reviews books, and a blog, L’Artiste with offers authors the venue to write on craft, marketing, and the creative mind. D.J. teaches writing and literature, and to keep busy when she is not writing or teaching, she has been a board member of Sisters in Crime Los Angeles and Sisters in Crime Central Coast, a member of the Southern California Mystery Writers Organization, California Writers Club and Greater Los Angeles Writer’s Society. Her books can be found and purchased in bookstores and on Amazon. To find her, her blog L’Artiste, or newsletter go to http://www.djadamson.com.

Author Links

Website: http://djadamson.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LillianDoveSeries/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/adamson_dj

GoodReads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8511075.D_J_Adamson

 

Purchase Link

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Guest Post

If Nothing Else…There’s Always the Weather.

    My Iowa family always says, “When there is nothing else to talk about, there’s always the weather.”

Not so much for me. I live in California. But in the Lillian Dove series, set in Frytown, Iowa, I use weather for a great many metaphors:  struggle, change, awakening, rebirth, letting go.

 “I looked again at the magical view outside. Pure, white, slick, and as glassy as a photograph. Hiding all the mud and muck beneath that would eventually show itself once the weather warmed.”

There is always the weather to talk about…or there is always life to take on. And Lillian takes on life as she would a hard day outside:  one day at a time, one clue after another, until she comes back into where it is warm and dry. Let Her Go offers a happy ending of sorts. Lillian ends up where it is safe and warm…but as in life…she realizes the next day can bring on a blizzard.




TOUR PARTICIPANTS

November 7 – Mallory Heart’s Cozies – REVIEW

November 8 – Island Confidential – SPOTLIGHT

November 8 – Readeropolis – CHARACTER INTERVIEW  

November 9 – Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews – GUEST POST

November 10 – StoreyBook Reviews – CHARACTER GUEST POST

November 10 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – SPOTLIGHT

November 11 – Varietats – GUEST POST, GIVEAWAY

November 12 – The Pulp and Mystery Shelf – CHARACTER GUEST POST

November 13 – Mysteries with Character – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

November 14 – The Book’s the Thing – SPOTLIGHT

November 15 – Babs Book Bistro – GUEST POST, GIVEAWAY

November 16 – A Blue Million Books – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

November 17 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT, GIVEAWAY

November 18 – Brooke Blogs – CHARACTER GUEST POST

November 19 – That’s What She’s Reading – REVIEW, GUEST POST GIVEAWAY

November 20 – Ruff Drafts – GUEST POST

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Murder Served Cold (A Much Winchmoor Mystery #1) by Paula Williams Blog Tour with Review

11 Nov

Murder Served Cold

Murder Served Cold

by Paula Williams

 

Synopsis

A quiet English village where nothing ever happens.   Until…..

After her boyfriend runs out on her with the contents of their joint bank account, Kat Latcham has no choice but to return to the tiny Somerset village of Much Winchmoor where she grew up.  A place, she reckons, that is not so much sleepy as comatose and she longs for something to happen to lessen the boredom of living with her parents.

But when she and her childhood friend, Will Manning, discover a body and Will’s father, John, is arrested for the murder, Kat suddenly realises that she should have heeded the saying “Be careful what you wish for”.

Much Winchmoor is a hotbed of gossip and everyone is convinced John Manning is guilty.  Only Kat and Will believe he’s innocent. When there’s a second murder Kat is sure she knows the identity of the murderer – and set out to prove it.  But in doing so she almost becomes the murderer’s third victim.

Readers of Sue Grafton might enjoy the Much Winchmoor series of cosy murder mysteries spiked with humour and sprinkled with romance.




Christie’s Review

5 STARS

Murder Served Cold is the first book in a series that promises to be fantastic!!!!

Kat has had to return home to her small village of Much Winchmoor after leaving her cheating ex, losing her job, and her home. This wasn’t something she wanted to do, but it was a necessity. She is hoping she won’t be here for long. The town is full of gossips, and Kat will also discover it’s a town full of secrets and a murder or two. She and her childhood friend, Will, discover a body. Not long after, his father is arrested for murder. Kat and Will know he didn’t do it, and they will do whatever it takes to prove his innocence.

Williams took her time in giving her readers the backstory building up to the mystery. In doing so, she created a list of suspects that kept me guessing who the murderer was. While this is a cozy mystery, Williams also did a great job of developing the character of Kat. I’m really going to love getting to know her more throughout the series. She also wrote with great detail and really depicted a glimpse of what it’s like to live in a small town where people know way too much about each other.

I’m so happy when I find a new series and a new author that I fall in love with, and I have found that in this series and in author, Paula Williams. Her writing is a lot like one of my very favorite mystery authors, Sue Grafton, but she also has a flair all of her own. I’m really looking forward to more of this series!!!!





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Author Bio 

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Paula Williams is living her dream.  She has written all her life – her earliest efforts involved blackmailing her unfortunate younger brothers into appearing in her plays and pageants. But it is only in recent years, when she turned her attention to writing short stories and serials for women’s magazines that she discovered, to her surprise, that people with better judgement than her brothers actually liked what she wrote and were prepared to pay her for it.

Now, she writes every day in a lovely, book-lined study in her home in Somerset, where she lives with her husband and a handsome but not always obedient rescue Dalmatian called Duke.  She still writes for magazines but also now writes novels. A member of both the Romantic Novelists’ Association and the Crime Writers’ Association, her novels often feature a murder or two, and are always sprinkled with humour and spiced with a touch of romance.

She also writes a monthly column, Ideas Store, for the writers’ magazine, Writers’ Forum and has a blog at paulawilliamswriter.wordpress.com.  Her facebook author page is https://www.facebook.com/paula.williams.author . And she tweets at @paulawilliams44.

Not only that, but when she’s not writing, she’s either tutoring, leading writing workshops or giving talks on writing at writing festivals and conferences and to organised groups.  She’s appeared several times on local radio – in fact, she’ll talk about writing to anyone who’ll stand still long enough to listen.

But, as with the best of dreams, she worries that one day she’s going to wake up and find she still has to bully her brothers into reading ‘the play what she wrote’.

Social Media Links 

Facebook.   https://www.facebook.com/paula.williams.author

Blog. paulawilliamswriter.wordpress.com

Twitter. @paulawilliams44

 

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Death, Diamonds, and Freezer Burn (Grime Pays Mysteries #2) by Tricia L. Sanders Blog Tour with Giveaway ((1) Direct-to-Kindle copy of Murder is a Dirty Business (Book 1 in the Series)

24 Oct

Death, Diamonds, and Freezer Burn (Grime Pays Mysteries)
by Tricia L. Sanders

 

About the Book


Death, Diamonds, and Freezer Burn (Grime Pays Mysteries)
Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Soul Mate Publishing, Inc.
Release Date – October 24, 2018
Approximately 254 pages

An unwelcome visitor, an unrequited love, and a dead body create chaos in a middle-aged woman’s plan for a productive summer.

Despite a looming divorce, an empty checkbook, and a struggling cleaning business, Cece Cavanaugh is determined to land on her own two feet. Adamant about staying a safe distance from the handsome detective who has her fantasizing about violating the morals clause in her prenuptial agreement, Cece dives headlong into her work.

Even though she has no free time to spare, Cece finds herself guilted into cleaning a hoarder’s home. Her discoveries in the condemned house are too shocking to ignore. Diamond-laden pachyderms, a secret cache of money, and a dead body lure Cece into launching an investigation that places her in direct contact with the one person she’s desperate to avoid–hunky Detective Case Alder.

With clues in hand, Cece runs down leads and eliminates suspects one by one. Her conclusion and brave accusation put a friend’s life in peril forcing Cece to hatch a plan to outsmart the killer. A daring move could either save Cece and her friend or lead to their demise.

About the Author

Tricia L. Sanders writes cozy mysteries and women’s fiction. She adds a dash of romance and a sprinkling of snark to raise the stakes. Her heroines are humorous women embarking on journeys of self-discovery all the while doing so with class, sass, and a touch of kickass.

Tricia is an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, so don’t get between her and the television when a game is on. Currently, she is working on a mystery series set in the fictional town of Wickford, Missouri. Another project in the works is a women’s fiction road trip adventure.

A former instructional designer and corporate trainer, she traded in curriculum writing for novel writing, because she hates bullet points and loves to make stuff up. And fiction is more fun than training guides and lesson plans.

Author Links

Website: www.triciasanders.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/authortricialsanders/

Twitter: www.twitter.com/tricialsanders

Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/tricialsanders/

YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXRJSRSmTjg

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Purchase Link – Amazon

 

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(1) Direct-to-Kindle copy of Murder is a Dirty Business (Book 1 in the Series)

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TOUR PARTICIPANTS

October 24 – A Wytch’s Book Review Blog – CHARACTER INTERVIEW

October 24 – Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

October 25 – A Blue Million Books – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

October 25 – Handcrafted Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

October 26 – Teresa Trent Author Blog – SPOTLIGHT

October 26 – Maureen’s Musings – SPOTLIGHT

October 27 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – SPOTLIGHT

October 27 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

October 28 – Babs Book Bistro – SPOTLIGHT

October 28 – Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers – SPOTLIGHT

October 29 – Here’s How It Happened – SPOTLIGHT

October 29 – Valerie’s Musings – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

October 30 – Mallory Heart’s Cozies – REVIEW

October 30 – Laura’s Interests – CHARACTER INTERVIEW

October 31 – The Montana Bookaholic – CHARACTER GUEST POST

October 31 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

November 1 – FUONLYKNEW – REVIEW

November 1 – Island Confidential – CHARACTER INTERVIEW

November 1 – MJB Reviewers – REVIEW, AUTHOR INTERVIEW

November 2 – StoreyBook Reviews – REVIEW

November 2 – The Book Diva’s Reads – GUEST POST

November 3 – That’s What She’s Reading – CHARACTER GUEST POST

November 3 – Cassidy’s Bookshelves – REVIEW

November 4 – Cozy Up With Kathy – CHARACTER GUEST POST

November 4 – That’s What She’s Reading – REVIEW

November 5 – Ruff Drafts – GUEST POST

November 5 – The Avid Reader – SPOTLIGHT

November 5 – Community Bookstop – REVIEW

November 6 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT, RECIPE

November 6 – Mysteries with Character – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

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