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Wednesday, September 28, 2016


THE HAMMETT HEX by Victoria Abbott
BEHIND CHOCOLATE BARS by Kathy Aarons

THE HAMMETT HEX
Book 5 in the Book Collectors Mysteries
by Victoria Abbott


The national bestselling author of The Marsh Madness takes rare book collector Jordan Bingham on a trip to San Francisco—home to Dashiell Hammett’s hard-boiled heroes—where nothing is as it seems.
 
On a getaway to the City by the Bay, book collector Jordan Bingham becomes entangled in a mystery with more twists than Lombard Street...
 
Jordan has been able to swing a romantic trip to San Francisco with Officer Tyler “Smiley” Dekker on one condition—she must return with a rare copy of Dashiell Hammett’s Red Harvest for her irascible employer, Vera Van Alst. For his own part, Smiley is full of surprises. He’s a Dashiell devotee himself—excited to be in the city of Hammett’s hard-boiled heroes like Sam Spade and the Continental Op—and also announces he plans to visit his previously unmentioned estranged grandmother, who lives in an old Victorian in Pacific Heights.
 
But the trip goes downhill fast when Jordan is pushed from a cable car and barely escapes death. And when a dark sedan tries to run the couple down, it’s clear someone’s after them—but who? Just like in Hammett’s world, nothing is quite what is seems...


INCLUDES RECIPES

MY REVIEW


No one can write a mystery quite like Victoria Abbott!

Calling all traditional cozy fans! If you like your mysteries with a pinch of Christie, a drizzle of Stout, and a dash of Hammett, look no further than the Book Collector Mysteries. Author Victoria Abbott aka mother and daughter writing team, Victoria and Mary Jane Maffini, are powerful writers who outdo themselves with every new book.

THE HAMMETT HEX, the fifth installment of this excellent series, was a wonderful combination of mystery, mayhem, and eccentric characters. With a brilliant plot that kept me guessing, and grew more exciting with every chapter, I found it hard to sit this book down for long.

Fans of this series are indeed in for a great read. You’re going to love THE HAMMETT HEX!

Make sure to check out the back of your copy for some tasty recipes! 

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BEHIND CHOCOLATE BARS
Book 2 in the Chocolate Covered Mysteries
by Kathy Aarons


DOUBLE, DOUBLE-BOIL, AND TROUBLE…
 
Best friends and business partners Michelle and Erica have a monstrous to-do list as they prepare for the annual West Riverdale Halloween Festival. Their shop, Chocolates and Chapters, will have a booth at the event, where Michelle will serve spooky delights while Erica displays an assortment of spine-chilling books. Thank goodness the teenagers from Erica’s comic-book club are chipping in to help. But one of their volunteers winds up in trouble after a woman’s body is found in an abandoned house—with the teen’s superhero key ring close by.
 
The teen swears he didn’t do it, but he’s obviously hiding something—leaving Michelle and Erica with a witch’s cauldron of questions. Soon they discover that the dead woman was tricking a whole bunch of people out of more than just treats. Now these two friends must go door-to-door if they hope to unmask a killer…


Includes Scrumptious Chocolate-Making Recipes!

MY REVIEW


Another delectable treat from author Kathy Aarons!


Halloween is the theme of this mystery. Series leads, Michelle and Erica are taking part in the Halloween Festival where they will have a booth offering chocolate creations and scary books from their shop, Chocolate and Chapters. Seriously, is that not the name of a store where you could spend all your time? Brilliant!

Of course, you won’t read many cozies without a body and investigation, and BEHIND CHOCOLATE BARS doesn’t disappoint! With writing as smooth as expensive milk chocolate, author Aarons tempered this tale of intrigue and mayhem, until it became the recipe for a perfect cozy mystery.

Between the covers of BEHIND CHOCOLATE BARS is a tasty center of Halloween, murder, and chocolate that you’re going to devour!

Make sure to check out the back of the book for yummy chocolate recipes!


Both of these great titles are available 
for pre-order now, 
and release on 
October 4!


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3 comments:

  1. Thanks, Lisa. I'm looking forward to the October new releases. Happy Wednesday, to you.

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  2. Lovely post. Sorry I don't comment every time. But wanted to tell you that I have enjoyed them. Appreciate them very much. Most always end up with more books on my TBR Della

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  3. Thanks so much Lisa! I had so much fun writing it!

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