Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Such fun titles out today!

Bookbinder Quinn finds herself in trouble when her ex's fiance turns up dead and if she's not careful, her days might be numbered in this debut series perfect for fans of Kate Carlisle and Eva Gates.

Quinn Victoria Caine is back in her quirky town of Vienna, Virginia, starting her new life as a bookbinder in her family-owned, charm-for-days bookshop, Prose & Scones. With her trusty German Shephard RBG-'Ruff Barker' Ginsburg by her side, what can go wrong? Okay, sure, bumping into her ex, Scott, or her former high school nemesis, Tricia, is a drag. It certainly doesn't help they have acquired the new hobby of shoving their recent engagement in her face every chance they get. But that doesn't mean Quinn wanted to find Tricia dead in the road. So why does half the town think she may have done it?

Quinn is determined to find Tricia's killer, even if it means partnering with her cousin-turned-nun, Sister Daria, and Detective Aiden Harrington, her older brother's too-movie-star-handsome-for-his-own good, best friend. They believe she's innocent, but of course that doesn't influence the police, who peg her as their prime suspect. Or, at least until she's poisoned.

But there is no way Quinn is going to stop now. Vienna is her town and-for better or worse-Tricia was one of their own. Someone may have killed the mocking girl, but no one's going to stop the notorious QVC.

This book kicks off a charming cozy mystery series set in an ice cream shop—with a fabulous cast of quirky characters.

Recent MBA grad Bronwyn Crewse has just taken over her family's ice cream shop in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and she's going back to basics. Win is renovating Crewse Creamery to restore its former glory, and filling the menu with delicious, homemade ice cream flavors—many from her grandmother’s original recipes. But unexpected construction delays mean she misses the summer season, and the shop has a literal cold opening: the day she opens her doors an early first snow descends on the village and keeps the customers away.

To make matters worse, that evening, Win finds a body in the snow, and it turns out the dead man was a grifter with an old feud with the Crewse family. Soon, Win’s father is implicated in his death. It's not easy to juggle a new-to-her business while solving a crime, but Win is determined to do it. With the help of her quirky best friends and her tight-knit family, she'll catch the ice cold killer before she has a meltdown...

Aleksandra Daniels hasn't set foot in the quiet seaside town of Bellamy Bay, North Carolina in over twenty years. Ever since her mother's tragic death, her father has mysteriously forbidden her from visiting her aunt and cousins. But on a whim, Alex accepts an invitation to visit her estranged relatives and to help them in their family business: an herbal apothecary known for its remarkably potent teas, salves, and folk remedies.

Bellamy Bay doesn't look like trouble, but this is a town that harbors dark secrets. Alex discovers that her own family is at the center of salacious town gossip, and that they are rumored to be magical healers descended from mermaids. She brushes this off as nonsense until a local is poisoned and her aunt Lidia is arrested for the crime. Alex is certain Lidia is being framed, and she resolves to find out why.

Alex's investigation unearths stories that some have gone to desperate lengths to conceal: forbidden affairs, family rivalries, and the truth about Alex's own ancestry. And when the case turns deadly, Alex learns that not only are these secrets worth hiding, but they may even be worth killing for.

With all the changes in her life, Cait is left with a feeling of dread she can't quite define. On one hand she has reason to be feeling a level of stress. The effort to reopen the bookstore has been stalled, she is still trying to adjust to her move from her cabin into Mr. Parsons home, and Finn is having little luck investigating a series of disappearances that appear to be ongoing. Still, even with all of that, Cait feels certain that none of these situations is actually at the root of the tension building in the pit of her stomach. Her feelings of dread, she feels certain, are more of a warning, that something bad is about to happen, and no matter how hard she tries, she's not going to be able to prevent this terrible thing from happening.

A dog-loving sleuth. A shocking murder. Will the murderer be found before Sonia lands up behind bars?

Dog walker and pet sitter Nikki Green loves her job. She enjoys spending time with her best friend, Sonia Whitter, and her boyfriend, Detective Quinn Grant. But with Quinn busy testifying in a court case in another town and Sonia going on a last-minute trip to Rover Meadows, a small, picturesque town, to try and save her late husband’s property from being sold to developers, Nikki realizes she has a lot of spare time on her hands.But not for long…. Soon after Sonia leaves, Nikki gets a frantic call from her to come and take care of her precious Chihuahua, Princess, because Sonia has been accused of murder! Nikki drops everything and with Coco, the loyal German Shepherd, and Spots, the boisterous Dalmatian, in tow, she goes rushing to Rover Meadows to help out with Princess and clear Sonia’s name before she lands up convicted of murder. But with a grouchy detective on the case, most of Sonia’s family believing she is guilty and evidence piling up against her, Nikki realizes that she might have bitten off more than she can chew. It is a race against the clock to find the murderer before Sonia lands up behind bars permanently! Murder at Rover Meadows by USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Cindy Bell is the ninth barking-good book in the Wagging Tail Cozy Mystery series. If you like quirky characters, crafty canines, and twists and turns that will keep you glued to the page, then you’ll love Cindy Bell’s heartwarming, tail wagging whodunits.

Joanna Coffee is living up to her name, planning the grand opening of her coffee shop in Bennett Falls. At least until local millionaire Sherman Cromwell winds up dead in the street holding a macchiato from Jo’s shop. Not exactly the kind of press she wanted for her new business.
Now the prime suspect in Cromwell’s murder, Jo is determined to prove her innocence, even if it means donning her own detective cap and solving this mystery herself. If she doesn’t clear her name soon, she’ll be turning in her apron for an orange jumpsuit.

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