Saturday, June 25, 2016

FINAL FONDUE by Maya Corrigan 

Book 16 in the Jaine Austen Mysteries
by Laura Lavine

The future is looking bright for freelance writer Jaine Austen. She's signed up for a new job, she's looking forward to a tropical vacation, and her cat Prozac is slated to star in a major commercial. But when the claws come out behind the scenes, Jaine worries that murder might be the only thing to meow about. . .

A writer's life is far from glamorous. Still, Jaine's new gig to write an ad campaign for Toiletmasters' new line of self-flushing toilets comes with a few perks--including a date with the president's dreamy nephew. And with a much-needed trip to Maui on the horizon, it seems life couldn't get any better--until her cat Prozac is tapped to star in a Skinny Kitty commercial. But Jaine never would have guessed the world of cat food could be quite so catty. . .

Jaine is nervous that Prozac won't be able to take direction, but the finicky furball ditches her diva behavior for the camera, eating and napping on cue like a seasoned pro. But just as Jaine begins dreaming of fame and fortune, Skinny Kitty's inventor drops dead on the set. Everyone is a suspect--including Jaine. And she'll have to get her paws on the truth before the killer takes a swipe at another victim. . .


Author Laura Levine does it again in this latest addition to her Jaine Austen Mysteries!

I don’t know how author Levine manages to keep this long running series fresh, but she does just that. After only one chapter into MURDER HAS NINE LIVES and I was laughing so hard I snorted! It’s not surprising since Ms. Levine has been a cause of my laughter since her days as a writer for TV with such shows as Laverne & Shirley, The Bob Newhart Show, and The Love Boat just to name a few.

Kitty Prozac and her owner (more like her person), Jaine, are at their hysterical best in this sixteenth installment of the Jaine Austen Mysteries. As with the other books in this series, MURDER HAS NINE LIVES is a superbly written tail . . . I mean, tale that is packed full of mystery, hilarity, and feline hijinx. Every time I tried to sit this book down, I read on last sentence, and was pulled back in again. As I wiped away tears of laughter, I tried to solve the whodunit in this story, only to be foiled at the reveal. Wow!

Catnip for humans, MURDER HAS NINE LIVES gets five paws up from me!


Book 3 in the Five-Ingredient Mysteries
by Maya Corrigan

Val Deniston certainly has her plate full running a café, dabbling with recipes, and helping her grandfather prepare for the town's upcoming tri-centennial celebration, but she's grown fond of her new life in the Chesapeake Bay town of Bayport. . .

So when Val is asked to reclaim her old position as a cookbook publicist in New York City, she puts off her decision in order to help her grandfather perfect his chocolate fondue for the weekend festivity's dessert cook-off. But after the opening ceremonies, Val finds a houseguest strangled to death in her grandfather's backyard. She suspects a classic case of mistaken identity, especially when another guest nearly bids her life a fondue farewell. Now it's up to Val to keep the killer from making another stab at murder . . . 

Includes 6 five-ingredient recipes!


Maya Corrigan fans, your wait is over! This installment of the Five-Ingredient Mysteries is the tasty treat you’ve been waiting for.

In FINAL FONDUE author Maya Corrigan takes us back to Maryland’s Eastern shore and the Chesapeake Bay town of Bayport where Val and her grandfather have rented out rooms in their home to guests for the upcoming tri-centennial celebration. Having strangers in the house screams trouble to me. Val discovers it is indeed trouble when she finds one of those strangers dead in the backyard.

FINAL FONDUE is everything readers of this series have some to count on. A well thought out plot, an intriguing mystery, and plenty of suspects and motives to keep you guessing until the end, this book is an entertaining cozy that will leave fans deliciously satisfied.

Love recipes with your cozies? You’ll find six five-ingredient recipes at the back of the book! 

Both of these great titles are now 
available for pre-order. 
Release date
 June 28

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  1. Thanks, Lisa. I definitely need to read Murder has Nine Lives. Any book that can make you laugh, 'til you snort, is a must-read. :)

  2. I just finished Final Fondue and really enjoyed the characters. Thanks for posting your reviews, Lisa.