Wednesday, May 11, 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 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 Montauk Journal

The Cozy Times dug into the archives of The Journal and found they had a lot going on in October.  

Check it out!

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Hollywood Comes to the Hamptons
The Hamptons International Film Festival kicks off on Friday, bringing with it movie-makers-and-shakers and A-list stars promoting Indie films rumored to be the best the east end of Long Island has seen in years. Sources say every hotel, open off-season in Montauk, has been fully booked. 
The festivities commence with the famed, invitation-only opening night party at the Barker estate in East Hampton. Not even the editor-in-chief of the Journal could snag a ticket to the festival’s kick-off gala. Our staff photographer will be tweeting and instagramming photos from the red carpet, so check us out at @Montaukjournal. Turn to pg. B-6 for a list of HIFF movie schedule and events.

Skeletal Remains Found in Montauk Bungalow
Detective Arthur Shoner from the East Hampton Town Police has confirmed that a body has been found in one of six bungalows on the exclusive Sandringham estate in Montauk. Estate owner Harrison Falks, famed twentieth-century art broker and collector, has not confirmed or denied that the bones might belong to his son, Pierce, who disappeared twenty years ago, along with an Andy Warhol painting of Aqua Net hairspray. Detective Shoner told the Journal he would notify the media with the decedent's identity as soon as next of kin has been notified. Foul play has not been ruled out. For more on the story turn to pg. A-2.

Come join Montauk’s Chamber of Commerce and Volunteer Firefighters for the Lighthouse Spooky Walk - Fridays and Saturdays at sunset- IF YOU DARE! Don’t be surprised if the infamous Montauk Monster slithers across your path or Captain Kidd’s ghost brushes past you with a noose hanging from his neck and an, “Aye, Aye Matey.” Free hot cider with admission. *Guides still needed for seal walks at the Montauk Point Lighthouse Park for mid-November. Sign-up at the Lighthouse Gift Shop.*


East Hampton High Adopt-A-Pet
Wednesday 10/16 10-4
Large selection of Dogs & Cats available for Adoption.
Find the perfect loving pet to add to your loving family!
*All pets come with immunization papers.
**Each adopted pet receives three grooming visits at Vogue Pet in Easthampton a $600! value.


Exciting stuff, right?
I think I need to visit Montauk very soon!
That's this week's edition of 
The Cozy Times 
I hope you enjoyed!

To learn more about the coastal town of Montauk and it's residents, read the 
Hamptons Home & Garden Mystery series 
by author 
Kathleen Bridge.

Book One

After Meg Barrett found her fiancé still had designs on his ex-wife, she decided it was time to refurbish her life. Leaving her glamorous job at a top home and garden magazine, she fled Manhattan for Montauk, only to find decorating can sometimes lead to detecting…

In between scouring estate sales for her new interior design business, Cottages by the Sea, Meg visits the swanky East Hampton home of her old college roommate, Jillian Spenser. But instead of seeing how the other half lives—she learns how the other half dies. Jillian’s mother, known as the Queen Mother of the Hamptons, has been murdered. Someone has staged a coup.

When she helps a friend inventory the Spensers’ estate for the insurance company, Meg finds herself right in the thick of things. Cataloging valuable antiques and art loses its charm when Meg discovers that the Spenser family has been hiding dangerous secrets, which may have furnished a murderer with a motive. As Meg gets closer to the truth, the killer will do anything to paint her out of the picture…


Book Two

A Hamptons interior designer deals with skeletons in the closet in the new mystery from the national bestelling author of Better Homes and Corpses.

To keep her mind off the legal battle over the oceanfront cottage she’s trying to buy, Meg agrees to help her friend inventory and clear out furniture from the massive Montauk estate of wealthy art broker Harrison Falks. But the job takes a terrifying turn when Meg discovers a skeleton in a hidden room in one of the estate’s many bungalows. The remains turn out to be those of Harrison’s son, who went missing nearly twenty years ago—along with one of his father’s Warhol paintings. 
As Meg delves into the Hamptons’ pop art past, she gets drawn into the sketchy goings-on and family drama at the estate. But when Meg makes no bones about solving the crime, she just might become the subject of the killer’s next installation. 

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  1. I don't know why I haven't read this earlier wow!!Getting started on it now.That's what you get when you have so many good books to read.

  2. Thanks, Lisa. Montauk certainly is an interesting place. Hope your Wednesday is a good one.

  3. Plan on reading both books. So many BOOKS, so little TIME !!!

  4. I will definitely have to check this series out, especially since I now have the inside scoop on Montauk.

  5. Interesting newspaper articles and book blurb.