Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Lisa Ks Book Reviews blog is proud to bring to you
Special Edition

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 
The Destiny Trumpet

There was a lot going on in Destiny this week. 
Check out these articles from The Trumpet!

Rocco Mastrostefano buys Sweet Hill Winery

Rocco “Squeaky Clean” 
Mastrostefano has purchased Sweet Hill Winery in Destiny and intends to produce his own wine as soon as possible. No name has been decided on for his wine at this time, or whether he plans to change Sweet Hill’s name. Mr. Mastrostefano is the alleged consigliere of the Bellafiori crime family in New York City and rumor has it that he’s next in line to be capo bastone. Mastrostefano has faced multiple extortion, bookmaking, and loan-sharking charges, but these allegations, made in court statements by the FBI and the U.S. Justice Department, have never been proved in any court. He has never been convicted of a felony crime, despite numerous attempts by federal investigators. Mr. Mastrostefano plans a big opening for his winery.   

Water Main Breaks on Lacey Street

Traffic came to a standstill yesterday morning on Lacey Street, when a water main broke. Detective Corsino, atop his horse, Dusty, did a fantastic job of rerouting traffic through Holy Angels cemetery. Once the street was open again, Molly and Olivia of Bread and Batter Bakery spent a half-hour giving out samples of cake batter, their brand new cream cheese flavor, to shoppers meandering up and down the street. It was a big hit.

A Taste of Dance at Destiny Dance Academy  

If you’ve always longed to put on a pair or tap shoes, or pink ballerina slippers, now is your chance. Destiny Dance Academy will be offering a Taste of Dance all day this Saturday. The academy is offering five hours of free dancing starting at 10:00 a.m. “Now is the perfect time to try that dance class you’ve been dreaming about,” says director Lisa Bagley.
Destiny Dance Academy is located at 227 Ryan Street, across from the Ship to Shore Marina.

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

To learn more about wonder Destiny, and 
it's residents, read the 
Bread and Batter Mystery series by author 
Karoline Barrett.

Two bakery owners get mixed up with murder in the first adventure in the all-new Bread and Batter Mystery series...
As the co-owners of Bread and Batter Bakery in Destiny, New York, Molly Tyler and Olivia Williams have plenty on their plates. Molly is recently divorced and looking for a place to live, but they’re also both preparing for Destiny’s annual Apple Harvest Fair. The bakery has a booth where they’ll be selling not only delicious cupcakes and cider doughnuts, but also tote bags and t-shirts emblazoned with the bakery’s logo.
Tensions rise at the fair when local orchard owner Calista Danforth discovers organizers have assigned her usual booth to Bread and Batter. Although a heated argument ensues between her and Molly, the bakery manages to rake in lots of dough. But when Calista is found strangled to death with one of their t-shirts, Molly is named the prime suspect. Now these two friends must whip up some answers quickly before the future of their business crumbles...

The author of Bun for Your Life returns to Destiny, New York, where bakery owners and amateur sleuths Molly Tyler and Olivia Williams never crumble under pressure...
While the rest of Destiny is focused on the arrival of an upper crust perfume mogul, Molly is more concerned about what’s on the front page of the newspaper: her mother. Library director Anne Tyler was photographed at the most romantic restaurant in town having a cozy dinner with library advisory board member Philip Baldelli. But there’s more for Molly to worry about after Philip is found dead a few days later.
When Detective Sean Corsino zeroes in on Anne as a person of interest in the case, it turns down the heat on his budding romance with Molly. But after he’s injured during the course of his investigation, Molly and Olivia must step in to sift through the clues and clear Anne’s name.

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  1. Thanks, Lisa. Sounds like a lot happening in Destiny. Happy Tuesday, to you.

  2. My oh my, so much to report from Destiny. I will have to check out the books, sounds like good ones. Thanks for this edition.

  3. This is great! Loved the articles.

    Congratulations to Caroline on her book release day! :)