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Thirteen Cozy Mysteries
Crimes Of The Heart
Joanna Campbell Slan
Nancy Jill Thames
Linda Gordon Hengerer
Anna Celeste Burke
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Book 2 in the bestselling Happy Homicides Anthology Series.
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Thirteen mysteries (600-plus pages) by thirteen bestselling and award-winning authors. With free bonus file of recipes and craft ideas. These clean mysteries detail crimes of the heart.
Authors--Joanna Campbell Slan, Teresa Trent, Neil Plakcy, Elaine Viets, Annie Adams, Camille Minichino, Nancy Jill Thames, Linda Gordon Hengerer, Kathi Daley, Carolyn Haines, Anna Celeste Burke, Randy Rawls, and Maggie Touissant.
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A word from Kathi Daley
Happy Homicides 2:
Crimes of the Heart
Happy Homicides 2 is the second book in the Happy Homicides collection. This book features crimes of the heart from thirteen cozy mystery writers.
My story – The New Normal – is the first in my new series of Zimmerman Academy novellas.
Zimmerman Academy is a spinoff of my popular Zoe Donovan Cozy Mystery Series. The novellas are told from the perspective of the minor characters.
The New Normal features Zoe’s best friend Ellie as she tries to help best friend and ex-boyfriend Levi solve a murder while dealing with her own heartbreak.
All the short stories in the collection are wonderful tales of love and murder that you won’t want to miss.
The stories in the anthology:
Stupid Cupid: A Cara Mia Delgatto Novella by Joanna Campbell Slan—Cara Mia’s search for love gets her involved in a star-crossed, homicidal romance.
A Heart for Murder by Teresa Trent—An expensive family heirloom is stolen from a local jewelry store, and Betsy Livingston Fitzpatrick would love to figure out who’s responsible.
For the Love of Dog by Neil Plakcy—A young woman’s death causes a man to consider the many aspects of love. Is it ever a justification for murder?
Wedding Knife by Elaine Viets—A groom learns to take his vow–Till death do we part—very, very seriously.
Death and a Dozen Roses by Annie Adams—Plucky florist Rosie McKay is reunited with an old love, thanks to complications that happen when she tries to deliver a dozen roses.
The Sodium Arrow by Camille Minichino—The love of a student for a favorite teacher drives a freelance embalmer to seek out justice.
Sweets, Treats, and Murder by Nancy Jill Thames—Jillian Bradley is a widow with no children, but she still has a keen sense of family. Her love of a good mystery sets her and her canine companion, Teddy, on a quest for justice.
Dying for Valentine’s Tea: A Beach Tea Shop Novella by Linda Gordon Hengerer—The three Powell sisters want their friend Thelma to find true love, but they’re having trouble believing her fiancé has her best interests at heart.
The New Normal by Kathi Daley—Although her own dreams have been shattered, Ellie Davis finds it impossible to quit loving an old friend, even after he’s accused of murder.
Bones and Arrows by Carolyn Haines—Intrepid Sarah Booth Delaney would rather face a gun than a party on Valentine’s Day. Not surprisingly, she’s decided that Cupid is a big phony. But is he a jewel thief, too?
Murder at Catmmando Mountain: Georgie Shaw Cozy Mystery 1 by Anna Celeste Burke—Georgina Shaw loves her cat, chocolate, and cooking. When she’s framed for a crime, she’s forced to reconsider her priorities.
The Missing Jacket by Randy Rawls—A golfing buddy offers Jonathan Boykin big money to retrieve a stolen jacket, but Jonathan suspects something else is going on. Jonathan is smart enough to discern the difference between love and lust. But can he also figure out the scam?
Really, Truly Dead by Maggie Toussaint—Lindsey McKay has no desire to return to small town life. But her love for her father brings her back home when he’s accused of murder.
Impediments: A Kiki Lowenstein Short Story by Joanna Campbell Slan—Family problems and priestly politics threaten to derail a love match, until Kiki Lowenstein suggests a surprising solution.
A stellar grouping of cozy authors!
After reading the first HAPPY HOMICIDES collection, I was thrilled to hear there would be another. HAPPY HOMICIDES 2: CRIMES OF THE HEART is a wonderful second addition containing thirteen cozy mysteries.
With so many authors, each story of course had a distinct voice all its own. It was enjoyable to get a view into each author’s worlds.
Each mystery is mixed with romance, perfect for a Valentine’s read or even to read along with your own special someone.
I will admit, not every story in this compilation grabbed me. There were a few that slowed down the overall pace of the book for me. But all in all I was happy to have read this collection. (No, I won’t mention which ones because A) Each of these authors are so awesome at what they do, and B) The ones that weren’t quite my style may just turn out to be your favorites.)
If you’re a fan of short stories, romance, mystery, or all, I do recommend you give HAPPY HOMICIDES: CRIMES OF THE HEART a try.