Monday, July 3, 2017

Welcome to week three of the
with Bloggers Mary Brown, Karen M. Owen, and yours truly!

Every Monday from now through August 28,
Mary, Karen, and I
will recommend some of our favorite cozy mystery titles in eleven (11) different categories!

Today our theme is 
Patriotic Cozies

We're recommending 3 books that take place during a patriotic holiday, are military themed, or political!

My pick for a great cozy mystery 
patriotic/political themed book is

#1 in the Washington Whodunit Mysteries
by Colleen J. Shogan

This book isn't your normal cozy. For one thing it's set in Washington DC. Not your first thought when thinking cozy. But it is a wonderfully traditional mystery, and one I enjoyed very much.

Book 1 in the Washington Whodunit series
Life is good for Kit Marshall. She’s a staffer in D.C. for a popular senator, and she lives with an adoring beagle and a brainy boyfriend with a trust fund. Then, one morning, Kit arrives at the office early and finds her boss, Senator Langsford, impaled by a stainless steel replica of an Army attack helicopter. Panicked, she pulls the weapon out of his chest and instantly becomes the prime suspect in his murder. Circumstances back Kit’s claim of innocence, but her photograph has gone viral, and the heat won’t be off until the killer is found. Well-loved though the senator was, suspects abound. Langsford had begun to vote with his conscience, which meant he was often at odds with his party. Not only had the senator decided to quash the ambitions of a major military contractor, but his likely successor is a congressman he trounced in the last election. Then there’s the suspiciously dry-eyed Widow Langsford. Kit’s tabloid infamy horrifies her boyfriend’s upper-crust family, and it could destroy her career. However, she and her free-spirited friend Meg have a more pressing reason to play sleuth. The police are clueless in more ways than one, and Kit worries that the next task on the killer’s agenda will be to end her life.

Click the Goodreads link below for my review of

You can get your copy of 
 and the rest of the Washington Whodunit Mysteries by Colleen Shogan

by clicking the links below.

I just know you're going to love my
patriotic/political pick.

For two more great patriotic/political cozy books
head over to

Mary Brown's blog


Karen Owen's blog

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Make sure to check back next Monday for suggestions on a new cozy mystery theme!

Keep all of our great titles in mind for
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August 29!

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  1. A new to me series and it looks interesting, thanks for reviewing! Hope your July 4th holiday is going great!

  2. This sounds like an interesting series.

    Happy Fourth of July, Lisa to you and your readers!

  3. Great choice, Lisa. Sounds like a good read.

  4. I loved today's post! This is a new book to me too! Thank you for sharing it! Love the Buy a Friend A Book Day image! I can not wait!