Category Archives: Cozy Mystery

Review: Home of the Braised (White House Chef Mystery) by Julie Hyzy

Series: A White House Chef Mystery (Book 7) Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages Publisher: Berkley; First Berkley Prime Crime Edition edition (January 7, 2014) ISBN: 9780425262382 Source: Personal copy (ebook) With the White House staff adjusting to a new chief usher and plan for a state dinner, there is little time for executive chef Olivia Paras to even […]

Review: The Silence of the Llamas (Black Sheep Knitting Mysteries) by Anne Canadeo

Series: Black Sheep Knitting Mysteries Paperback: 304 pages Publisher: Gallery Books ISBN: 978145164479 Source: Publisher Ellie and Ben Krueger moved to Plum Harbor to fulfill their dream of raising llamas.  As hosts of a grand opening fiber festival, they are thrilled at the exposure the crowds bring. Their enthusiasm turns terror quickly, however, when someone attacks their prized llamas. This […]

Review: By Cook or by Crook (Five-Ingredient Mysteries) by Maya Corrigan

Series: A Five-Ingredient Mystery Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages Publisher: Kensington (November 4, 2014) ISBN: 9781617731389 Source: Personal copy   RECIPE FOR A DELICIOUS FIVE-INGREDIENT MYSTERY Take a burned-out cookbook publicist. Stir in a crusty codger. Toss with a large helping of murder. Add a dash of romance. Serve with a twist of humor. When Val Deniston, […]

Review: Paging the Dead (Family History Mystery) by Brynn Bonner

Series: A Family History Mystery Paperback: 304 pages Publisher: Gallery Books; Original edition (March 12, 2013) ISBN: 9781451661866 Source: Publisher Sophreena McClure and her business partner,  Esme Sabatier, make it their business to research the family history and genealogy of  their clients. Esme is a gifted medium and often uses her “talent” to get answers to […]

Review: Murder at the Book Group by Maggie King

  Series: Book Group Mysteries Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages Publisher: Pocket Books (December 30, 2014) ISBN: 9781476762463 Source:  Publisher Hazel Rose and her friend Carlene formed Murder on Tour, a mystery book group,  to discuss books set in a specific geographic area. It was never their intent to form their own investigation, but when […]

Review: Death Overdue by Mary Lou Kirwin

Series: Librarian Mysteries Paperback: 256 pages Publisher: Gallery Books; Original edition (November 5, 2013) ISBN-10: 145168466 Source: Publisher In this second book in the Librarian Mystery series, Minnesota librarian Karen Nash is in London helping Caldwell, her love interest, locate a site for their dream bookstore. This is a big step for her; it wasn’t […]

Review: Fonduing Fathers by Julie Hyzy

Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages Publisher: Berkley (December 31, 2012) ISBN-10: 0425251810 Source: Kaye Publicity White House executive chef Olivia Paras grew up believing her father was a hero, yet during a recent visit to her mother she learns otherwise. Not only was he dishonorably discharged from the army, after his murder evidence was found, […]

Cozy Mystery Week Day Seven: Review-Killer Librarian by Mary Lou Kirwin

Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages Publisher: Pocket Books; Original edition (November 27, 2012) ISBN-10: 1451684649 Source: Publisher Karen Nash is a small-town librarian in Minnesota. She’s preparing to embark upon a dream trip to London with the love of her mid-life, Dave. Just a few hours before their flight, Dave calls and breaks things off […]

Review: An Appetite for Murder by Lucy Burdette

Paperback:320 pages Publisher:Signet; Original edition (January 3, 2012) ISBN-10: 0451235517 Source: Author Haley followed her “soul mate” and moved to Key West.  Unfortunately, when she catches him in bed with another woman, the relationship ends abruptly. Haley’s a strong, independent young woman and vows to make a life for herself in Key West.  She’s always […]