Wednesday, July 5, 2017


Lisa Ks Book Reviews blog is proud to bring to you
THE COZY TIMES

This is a weekly online publication focused on connecting cozy mystery readers to favorite cozy characters by way of their town's newspapers. 

Today The Cozy Times is featuring the 
Cherry Hills Courant

Straight from their 2015 archive, murder! And for present day, a giveaway!
Cherry Hills, WA sounds like some kind of town.

Check it out!


Local Woman Found Dead
By Tiffany Reed
Cherry Hills Courant Crime reporter

The body of Hilda Tinsdale, a lifelong Cherry Hills resident, was found in her apartment earlier this week by her neighbor, Katherine Harper. Kat was alerted that something wasn't right when she spotted Matilda, Mrs. Tinsdale's cat, on her doorstep. When she went to return the cat, she discovered Mrs. Tinsdale and evidence of a struggle. "I just don't know who would do such a thing," Kat told us when we managed to catch up to her. "But I'm going to find out."

Mrs. Tinsdale was well known around Cherry Hills for her animal advocacy efforts as treasurer of the local nonprofit Furry Friends Foster Families (4F), and today the animal rescue community is mourning their loss. 4F president Imogene Little is calling Mrs. Tinsdale's death "a horrendous tragedy" and hopes her killer is brought to justice soon.

The Cherry Hills Police Department is asking anyone with information on Mrs. Tinsdale's murder to contact Detective Andrew Milhone, who is leading the investigation. When asked who was on the suspect list, Detective Milhone's only comment was that "Everyone in Mrs. Tinsdale's social circle is being looked at closely."

In lieu of flowers, Mrs. Tinsdale's daughter asks that community members please send donations to Furry Friends Foster Families.


Cozy Reading Corner
By Paige Sleuth
Cherry Hills Courant staff reporter

It's now officially summer, and if you're anything like me, longer days means more time to read! And who can resist free books? That's why during the month of July you can download Murder in Cherry Hills, book one of my Cozy Cat Caper Mystery series for free. You can also enter my July contest for a chance to win even more mystery books. Enter the book giveaway using the Rafflecopter below, and follow the link in the first entry option to download your free copy of Murder in Cherry Hills. Good luck!




This giveaway is through Paige Sleuth.
Paige will be picking and announcing the winner.

Do you think they ever solved the murder of Hilda Tinsdale? Looks like you'll have to read 
MURDER IN CHERRY HILLS
to find out!

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Did you notice the ad in the Cherry Hills Courant?

Purchase any Paige Sleuth book (excluding .99 eBooks) and $1.00 will be donated to C5 Community Cat Coalition of Clark County!  Do you know how many cats can be helped if each person reading this post purchased a book?
$1.00 from each book!
Now through July 31st. 

BUY A FRIEND A BOOK DAY is August 29. What a wonderful gift it would be to surprise a friend then, while helping a cat now! 

I'm heading over to purchase mine now! I hope you will consider doing so as well.

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

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Kat Harper has only just returned to her small hometown of Cherry Hills, Washington when she discovers the dead body of her neighbor, Mrs. Tinsdale. Matilda, Mrs. Tinsdale's orphaned rescue cat, just might be the only eyewitness to the murder. But how do you convince a cat to reveal "whodunit"?

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That's this week's edition of 
The Cozy Times 
I hope you enjoyed!

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To learn more about fantastic Cherry Hill and 
it's residents, read the 
Cozy Cat Caper mysteries by author 
Paige Sleuth!







Author Paige Sleuth


Paige Sleuth is a pseudonym for mystery author Marla Bradeen. She plots murder during the day and fights for mattress space with her two rescue cats at night. When not attending to her cats' demands, she writes. She loves to hear from readers, and welcomes emails at paige.sleuth@yahoo.com.

Cozy Cat Caper Mystery books: http://www.marlabradeen.com/ps/books

Is there a cozy town you'd like to see featured in 
The Cozy Times? 
Please let me know in the comments section.


As always, please leave a comment and 
let me know what you think!

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38 comments:

  1. Well, since I have my own two little lovely kitties, I am definitely sure that I will love this book!! Sharon catwoman-1(at)comcast(dot)net

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    1. Thanks, Sharon! I hope you enjoy it. --Marla (aka Paige Sleuth)

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  2. Thank you, Lisa, for such an awesome-looking newspaper! LOVE how you incorporated the cherries into the header. If I ever open a real paper, I'm having you design the logo!

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  3. All of the books look wonderful.

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    1. Thank you, Mary! I have fun writing them. --Marla (aka Paige Sleuth)

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    1. Thank you for entering, Tari! Good luck. --Marla (aka Paige Sleuth)

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  5. Wonderful, wonderful. I really enjoy any book that involves cats and this is right up my alley. Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway.

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    1. Thanks, Robin! It's hard to resist a sleuthing cat, right? Good luck in the giveaway. --Marla (aka Paige Sleuth)

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  6. Sounds like a series that I would really enjoy.

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    1. I'm happy to hear that, Elaine! Good luck in the contest. –Marla (aka Paige Sleuth)

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  7. This is a new to me series and I look forward to reading it. Thanks Lisa for another wonderful edition of The Cozy Times.

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    1. Isn't the Cozy Times so creative and different? Lisa did a fabulous job bringing the Cherry Hills Courant to life. Now I wish it were a real paper! –Marla (aka Paige Sleuth)

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  8. Thanks, Lisa, for introducing me to a new cat cozy series.

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    1. I'm glad you stopped by to read today's Cozy Times, Joan! Good luck in the contest. –Marla (aka Paige Sleuth)

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  9. Your books look fantastic, can not wait to start reading. Thank you for the opportunity.

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    1. Thank you, Barb! I had fun writing Murder in Cherry Hills, and I hope you enjoy it. –Marla (aka Paige Sleuth)

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  10. You are a new to me author...don't ask how I've missed this many books, I don't know. I love the sound of them.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Debbie! Best of luck in the giveaway. –Marla (aka Paige Sleuth)

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  11. All the books sound like good reads and for a good cost.
    Thanks for a chance.
    Carol Smith
    penelope223(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Thank you, Carol! I love writing this series, and I hope readers enjoy the stories as much as I do. Good luck in the giveaway. –Marla (aka Paige Sleuth)

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  12. Good fun.
    How do you decide on a pseudonym?

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    1. Hi, Libby! I write stand-alone mysteries under my real name too, but they're not very popular. When I started this series, I debated over whether to publish them under my real name or to use a pen name. In the end, I decided I'd rather keep the books separate, mostly so I could have a fresh start with this series. I remember considering several names, but I honestly can't remember why I finally settled on Paige Sleuth. At any rate, I'm glad I chose the path I did, because Paige ended up becoming much more popular than me! –Marla (aka Paige Sleuth)

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  13. This sounds like an amazing series. I really like the covers of the books and that definitely makes me want to read the series.

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  14. This is a new author and series to me. I really enjoyed the description of the books and I'm looking forward to reading the series.

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    1. Thanks, Dianne! Those are my cats Anna Belle and Molly on the covers. They said I had to include them, and they run the house so how could I refuse? Best of luck in the giveaway! –Marla (aka Paige Sleuth)

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  15. Thank you for the giveaway. Supporting any animal rescue/shelter is a good cause. I already told my sister. She's planning on getting a book. Della at deepotter (at) peoplepc (dot) com

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    1. Animal rescue is a cause close to my heart, and I'm so thankful this series is popular enough that I can help support a wonderful local organization here in Las Vegas. And thanks so much for telling your sister about my books and helping to spread the word! Without readers (and bloggers like Lisa) who are willing to share, we authors wouldn't be able to do what we love. –Marla (aka Paige Sleuth)

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  16. I really want to read the entire series now. I'm so glad to find a new author and a new series to read.

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    1. I'm glad you found me too, and good luck in the contest! –Marla (aka Paige Sleuth)

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  17. I love the Cherry Hills name, as my husband loves anything with cherries, like cheesecake! :) I broke my ankle a couple weeks ago, so I am looking forward to some quality time with some good books.

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    1. Funny you should mention cherries because I'm currently snacking on Ben & Jerry's vegan Cherry Garcia ice cream. I'm sure your husband would love it! Sorry to hear about your ankle. Here's wishing you a quick recovery and lots of good reading material to help pass the time! –Marla (aka Paige Sleuth)

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  18. Can't wait to finish the book I am reading to get started!

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    1. I know that feeling! Too many books, too little time. I hope my books end up being worth the wait! –Marla (aka Paige Sleuth)

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  19. awesome post - loved it! and thanks for the giveaway too

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    1. Thank you! Lisa did a wonderful job bringing the Cherry Hills Courant to life. Good luck in the contest! –Marla (aka Paige Sleuth)

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  20. I hope Kat is able to find the murder quickly. Maybe in time for the next edition?

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    1. Kat may need some help from Matilda, but I'm pretty sure she manages to nab the guilty party. That's all I can say without spoilers! –Marla (aka Paige Sleuth)

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