Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Lisa Ks Book Reviews blog is proud to bring to you

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

The Cozy Times will be available Wednesdays right here on Lisa Ks Book Reviews blog. 
There will also be weekend editions, and special editions from time to time. So keep watch. 

Today The Cozy Times is featuring the 
Ellington Evening Standard

Murder and trouble brewing in the classifieds? 
The Standard is one exciting publication! 

Check it out!

Ellington Evening Standard
Local Matriach Dead
Staff reporter Sherry Harris

Details are sketchy in the death of beloved matriarch of Ellington, Massachusetts, Margaret More. Sarah Winston found her yesterday morning at Mrs. More’s home. CJ Hooker, chief of police, has yet to release details, but asked that anyone who has information to please call the Ellington Police Department tip line. District Attorney Seth Anderson only said, “The investigation is ongoing.” Attempts to speak to Ms. Winston went unanswered.

Mrs. More is well known for her philanthropic projects in and around Ellington. She served on many local boards and was active in the Ellington Historical Society. Her family still maintains a compound on Nantucket although they’ve lived in Ellington for many generations. Watch for updates and breaking news on our website.

After an unusually mild February, there are reports of a Nor’easter forming off the coast of North Carolina. It’s expected to hit Ellington Sunday evening.

Note from The Cozy Times: 
Batten down the hatches, take shelter, and keep safe folks of Ellington! We're out here pulling for you. 

Buy, Sell, Trade: Don’t miss out on Ellington’s only online place to sell items you no longer need. If you have a question contact administrator, Sarah Winston.

House cleaning: If you need your house cleaned contact Frieda Chida. Best in town!

House cleaning:  50% off house cleaning to all new customers. Juanita Smith

House cleaning: Don’t be fooled by discount offers! Contact Frieda Chida. Best in town!

Garage sale: Don’t miss the February Blues sale on Fitch Air Force Base this Friday. Tables are going fast!

Garage Sale Tip of the Week Brought to You by Sarah Winston: Schedule your garage sale near paydays.

What a wonderful edition of the 
Ellington Evening Standard!

A special thank you to staff reporter, Sarah Harris for sharing the Standard with The Cozy Times.

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

To learn more about fantastic Ellington, and 
it's residents, read the 
Sarah Winston Garage Sale mysteries by author 
Sherry Harris!

Starting your life over at age thirty-eight isn't easy, but that's what Sarah Winston finds herself facing when her husband CJ runs off with a 19-year-old temptress named Tiffany. Sarah's self-prescribed therapy happily involves hitting all the garage and tag sales in and around her small town of Ellington, Massachusetts. If only she could turn her love for bargain hunting into a full-time career. 
One man's junk is another man's treasure

But after returning from a particularly successful day searching for yard sale treasures, Sarah finds a grisly surprise in one of her bags: a freshly bloodied shirt. . .that undoubtedly belongs to her ex, CJ, who now happens to be Ellington's chief of police. If that's not bad enough, it seems Tiffany has gone missing. Now it's up to Sarah to prove that her cold-hearted ex is not a cold-blooded killer. . .
But finding that treasure can be murder.


When Sarah Winston turns Ellington, Massachusetts, into New England’s largest garage sale for a day, it’s the small town’s biggest event since the start of the Revolutionary War—but without the bloodshed. That is, until a valuable painting goes missing…and the lifeless body of an Air Force officer is found in Carol Carson’s painting studio, his face perfectly framed with the murder weapon—a metal picture frame.
IS ANOTHER MAN’S CLOVERSarah is mad as heck that someone used her town-wide garage sale to commit a crime—and frame her good friend Carol. She is definitely on this case…but it’s not easy rummaging through increasingly strange clues that point to cheating spouses, downright dirty investment schemes—even the mob. And Sarah will have to be very careful if she wants to live to bargain another day…

Her Next Sale

When Sarah Winston started the virtual garage sale, it seemed like a keystroke of genius and the next logical step in her business. No more collapsing card tables and rainy-day washouts. But what began as a fun way to run garage sales during the long New England winter has become a nightmare of managing people and putting out fires. Online, she can avoid the crowds--but not the crazies. 
May Be Her Last

She certainly never bargained on dealing with frightening threats. And when a client is murdered, it's time for Sarah to swallow her pride and seek the help of her ex--C.J. Hooker, chief of police. Forging a tense alliance, they search--online and off--for the killer. But solving this crime before someone else gets tagged seems virtually impossible…

Releases Tuesday, April 26! 
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  1. Thanks, Lisa, and happy Wednesday!

  2. Oh my, I can't wait until my next visit to Ellington!

  3. Thanks, Lisa, for this edition of The Cozy Times. I'm able to visit all these great places without leaving my couch!!!

  4. Thanks for stopping by everyone! Lisa, I had so much fun writing this! Thank you so much!