Shrimply Dead (A Seafood Caper Mystery) by Maggie Toussaint

Shrimply Dead (A Seafood Caper Mystery)
by Maggie Toussaint

About Shrimply Dead


Shrimply Dead (A Seafood Caper Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Publisher: Muddle House Publishing (April 12, 2021)
• Number of Pages 237 PAGES
Digital ASIN: B08V52RD4W

When veterinarian and amateur naturalist Jasmine Garr is shot in her yard, residents of Shell Island press caterer River Holloway into investigating the homicide. River dons her amateur sleuth cap and sets out to discover who killed her former catering customer.

Between Jasmine’s estranged cousin, a rival veterinarian, a wild animal trapper, the chicken lady, and a real estate broker, River has plenty of suspects to consider. As she peels back the layers of Jasmine’s life, dangerous secrets come to light.

Jasmine’s orphaned kitty, Iris, along with River’s cat Major, and her husband Pete help River sift through the evidence. At the same time, River recently expanded her catering business. She must service her regular catering clients, plus provide fresh baked goods for Pete’s ice cream shop.

The killer follows River’s every move relishing the thought of another victim. Time is running out. Will River solve the murder before she becomes a cold dish?

About Maggie Toussaint

Southern author Maggie Toussaint writes cozy and paranormal mysteries, romantic suspense, and dystopian fiction, with more than twenty fiction novels published. A multi-year finalist for Georgia Author of the Year, she’s won Silver Falchions, the Readers’ Choice, and the EPIC Awards. She’s past president of Mystery Writers of America-Southeast chapter and an officer of LowCountry Sisters In Crime. She lives in coastal Georgia, where secrets, heritage, and ancient oaks cast long shadows.

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Paws for Alarm (A Canine Confections Mystery) by Amy Hueston – Book Tour plus Giveaway!


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Paws for Alarm (A Canine Confections Mystery)
by Amy Hueston

About Paws for Alarm


Paws for Alarm (A Canine Confections Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Publisher: Donelson Press (March 22, 2021)
Digital – Number of Pages – 196
ASIN: B08XN4ZRMC


When Samantha relaxes into her new role as a dog mom, finds a circle of friends in her new hometown, and sees her new dog bakery Canine Confections barking up business, she’s thrilled that things are going so well … until she hears a bloodcurdling scream from the pastry shop two doors down and runs over to find a dead body on the floor.

Suddenly Samantha finds herself in a race against time to find not only the thief who is stealing from the upscale shops, but a murderer, too. Samantha’s Lab-Mix Sweet Pea wags her tail through all of the clues, suspects and shenanigans. Both Samantha and Sweet Pea are aided in their amateur investigation by the other shopkeepers on the elegant Worth Avenue, and Samantha finds the suspect list growing at every turn.

To make matters worse, Samantha’s old boyfriend arrives in town, and mysterious people start showing up at the Sophisticated Pet and New Age stores nearby. Samantha soon finds that things are not what they seem, and she must figure out what’s going on—or become the next dead body on a bakery floor.

Includes an original recipe from the world-famous Three Dog Bakery!

About Amy Hueston

Amy Hueston writes mini-mysteries for Woman’s World magazine when she isn’t writing mystery and suspense novels. The first 3 books in her Canine Confections mystery series have an abundance of dogs and pastries, two of her favorite things, and will be available in 2021. Amy is also a professional singer who has performed nationally and internationally. A sought-after singer in South Florida, Amy draws on these experiences when writing.

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Boarding with Murder (A Sierra Pines B and B Mystery) by Kathryn Long – New Cozy Mystery Series with Character Guest Post


Boarding with Murder
by Kathryn Long

About Boarding With Murder


Boarding with Murder (A Sierra Pines B&B Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Publisher: Camel Press (March 9, 2021)
Paperback: 220 pages
ISBN-10: 1603817301
ISBN-13: 978-1603817301
Digital ASIN : B08SHLHD2D

Take one quaint B&B, two kind but quirky caretakers, a dead aunt, a murdered friend, and you have mystery. Ali Winston finds she’s inherited trouble along with her aunt’s B&B, but can she reveal the killer before the curtain closes?

About Kathryn Long

Retired teacher, Kathryn Long now spends her days plotting and writing mysteries. Her most recent credits are romantic suspense novel, A DEADLY DEED GROWS and mystery, BURIED IN SIN. She’s a member of Sisters in Crime as well as of International Thriller Writers. Under the pen name, Bailee Abbott this author writes the Paint by Murder cozy series, starting with A BRUSH WITH MURDER soon to be released. Kathryn lives with her husband and furry friend Max in the quiet suburbs of Green, Ohio.

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Character Guest Post – Gladys Bellwether

Hello from Sierra Pines! My name is Gladys Bellwether, and I work at the B&B, along with my brother Ollie. We were lifelong friends with Julia Winston, the one who started the business when we all came to Sierra Pines. We had some high times during Hollywood’s golden years, through the thirties and forties. I played bit parts but mostly helped with odds and ends on movie sets while Ollie landed jobs as a stuntman for such greats as Errol Flynn. Julia started out acting but didn’t like it much. She was a clever gal and found her calling as a prop designer. A true pioneer in a field that hired mostly men. She was darn good at it too! Even won a couple of Oscars. Anyway, those days are gone, along with Julia, bless her soul. However, her great niece, Alexis Winston runs the B&B now. She’s such a sweetheart. Reminds me of a young Julia in so many ways. 

Life is much more peaceful and easygoing here than in Los Angeles. I love getting to know my neighbors and the townsfolk. And belonging to the Sierra Pines Alliance of Cultural Activities gives me so much pleasure. We do all sorts of fundraisers and help out the community, put on plays, and organize festivals. Such great work! Yes, this little town is a happy place to live…well, most of the time. There’s just a tiny incident that had to go and ruin it all. 

A dead body in a bed and breakfast is definitely an unpleasant thing. Not good for business either. I should’ve known something bad would happen after Julia died. I felt it in my bones. Her death didn’t seem right, like it wasn’t her time. And that leads to suspicion, which I had plenty of at the time. So, when I discovered that body, it was like one of those moments. You know the kind. Sort of like when Ollie spouts off his favorite expression. “Saint Genesius!” He’s the patron saint of actors, you see. I just knew we were about to become knee deep in trouble. Who would ever think planting a dogwood tree could be so incriminating? But I’ll save that story for another day. 

Right now, I’m worried about Alexis. She’s in a pickle trying to decide what to do about the B&B. Should she stay or should she go? How does a person know what the right decision is? Not easy when your whole future depends on it. It’s like in the movie, To Have or Have Not. Slim, played by Lauren Bacall, must make a decision of whether to use the ticket Harry Morgan—Bogart played him, you see—and leave town, or stay to be with him. Romance wins out. And did you know in real life Bacall and Bogart got hitched after filming the movie? 

Okay, Ollie is griping at me to stop getting off topic. Fine. Here goes. I think Alexis should stay. She lost her job as a screenwriter in New York. And I can tell there’s a spark between her and Sheriff Quint Sterling. I have a gift for sensing these things, you know. I never got married myself. Show business was always in my blood and took up most of my time. Ollie got close to putting a gold ring on a gal’s finger, once or twice, but then a job would come luring him back to Hollywood. Besides, there was always drama with actors becoming husband and wife. Most ended up divorced. Not Bob and Dolores Hope though. That union was meant to last. Such a lovely couple. All right. Ollie’s giving me the evil eye again. 

Oh dear, would you look at the time? It’s late, and I have to organize supplies for tomorrow’s breakfast. Can’t disappoint Mr. Emory. He’s asked very nicely for my cheese souffle. It’s one of my specialties. Maybe while I’m at it, I’ll check in with Alexis. She might agree to join me for hot toddies and some girl talk. It’s such a lovely evening. We should sit outside on the screened porch. I enjoyed our time. If you’re ever up this way, stop by for a visit, spend the night if we have a room available. We always love company and meeting new folks. 

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Anna Romano Mystery Series, A Bloody Stiletto, Cold Lasagna, and a Bestseller by Cheryl Bannerman – Audiobook 2 Audio Excerpt

Author: Cheryl Denise Bannerman

Narrator: Sandra Murphy

Length: 3 hours 8 minutes

Series: Anna Romano Mystery Series, Book 2

Publisher: Cheryl Denise Bannerman

Released: September 26, 2020

Genre: Cozy Mystery

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Anna Romano Mystery Series, Cats, Cannolis, and a Curious Kidnapping by Cheryl Bannerman – Audiobook 1

Author: Cheryl Denise Bannerman

Narrator: Robin Waters

Length: 2 hours 42 minutes

Publisher: Cheryl Denise Bannerman

Released: May 21, 2020

Genre: Cozy Mystery

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Interview with Cozy Mystery Author Amanda Flower by BeachBumBookworm

This is so exciting! My friend Tiffany at the beachbumbookworm recently conducted a fun interview with THE Amanda Flower.

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Find Amanda Flower at her website, on Twitter, and Instagram.

Check out Amanda Flower’s new Farm to Table cozy mystery series! Book 1, Farm to Trouble, was released in February 2021.

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First in a new cozy mystery series from USA Today bestselling author Amanda Flower!

Coming home to a run-down farm, gossipy neighbors, and a shady investor is a lot to handle… but a murderer on the loose is the final straw!

Shiloh Bellamy cashed in her big city job and 401K to return home to Michigan to save the family farm, but turning Bellamy Farms into a sustainable, organic operation is no small feat. Especially when her new investor is found dead at the farmers market not long after the contract is signed, a contract that the whole town knows her father was wholeheartedly against.

Now, Shiloh must clear her family’s name and track down the real killer before her farm dreams wilt before her very eyes. But with her father trying to stop any progress on his land, her cousin belittling her every effort, and the whole town believing her family at fault, Shiloh has to carry the investigation on her shoulders or risk all her dreams drying up before they begin.

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Have you read any books by Amanda Flower? What are your favorites?

Double or Muffin – A Merry Muffin Mystery by Victoria Hamilton

Today we are celebrating book 7 in the Merry Muffin Mystery Series – Double or Muffin by Victoria Hamilton.

For fans of cozy mysteries, baking, bed-and-breakfasts, opera, and small-town shenanigans, this is a wonderful series . . . Hamilton brings all the drama of the entertainment world, complete with the shy newbies and the divas.
~This Is My Truth Now

Fast-paced and fascinating, you won’t want to put this book down, but you will jump at every bump in the night.
~Laura’s Interests

Double or Muffin is a lively cozy mystery with problematic prima donnas, mouthwatering muffins, a cunning cat, missing materials, a prying reporter, and attractive operatic arias.
~The Avid Reader

Double or Muffin was a fun, entertaining mystery and I loved every minute of it.
~Moonlight Rendezvous

I immediately connected with the author’s writing style, with her witty & smart first person narrative.
~Reading Is My SuperPower

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About Double or Muffin


Double or Muffin (A Merry Muffin Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
7th in Series
Publisher: Beyond the Page (February 23, 2021)
Paperback: 234 pages
ISBN-10: 1950461971
ISBN-13: 978-1950461974
Digital ASIN: B08TF432RL

In the new Merry Muffin Mystery, baker Merry Wynter must solve a disturbing crime among opera singers before the culprit decides it’s curtains for her . . .

When a reality TV show for aspiring opera singers descends on Wynter Castle, Merry’s got her hands full catering to the endless demands of the distinguished judges and ambitious contestants. Then mysterious rumors about the cast and crew begin to surface, suggesting that some of their performances may be filled with false notes. When a dogged reporter with an eye for scandal who’s been covering the competition is attacked and left for dead, Merry’s determined to discover who orchestrated the heinous deed.

Her long list of suspects is filled with eccentric personalities, including a promiscuous tenor known for making unwanted overtures, a pampered young prodigy and her meddlesome mother, and a quiet up-and-comer whose shadowy uncle may have ties to the underworld. As the musical contest and Merry’s investigation near their finale, she’ll have to act fast to keep a conniving contestant from plotting out her final act . . .

About Victoria Hamilton

Victoria Hamilton is the bestselling author of several mystery series including the national bestselling Vintage Kitchen Mysteries and Merry Muffin Mysteries. She does, indeed, collect vintage kitchenware and bake muffins. She drinks tea and coffee on writing days, and wine other times. It doesn’t do to confuse days. She crochets (a little), paints (a little) and reads (a lot). A solitary being, she can be coaxed out of her writing cave for brownies and cat videos.

She started her writing life as Donna Lea Simpson, bestselling author of Regency Romances, paranormal historicals and historical mysteries, and still has a soft spot for the Regency period.

If you Google ‘Victoria Hamilton’, you will find listed first a famous actress who starred as the Queen Mother in the series The Crown and as Charlotte Brontë in ‘In Search of the Brontës’. That’s not the Victoria who writes mysteries.

No, really, it’s not!

You can find her buried in a good book, (entombed in a good tome?) or online at:

Website: http://www.VictoriaHamiltonMysteries.com (Sign up for her annoyingly infrequent newsletter for all the latest!)

On  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorVictoriaHamilton

On Twitter: https://twitter.com/MysteryVictoria

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mysteryauthorvictoriahamilton/

Amazon Author Page: amazon.com/author/victoriahamilton

Goodreads Author Profile: Victoria Hamilton

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New Cozy Mystery Releases Today! March 9th 2021

Book release day is always so exciting, isn’t it?! Here are just a few of the wonderful cozy mysteries being released today.

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The Stolen Letter by Paige Shelton (A Scottish Bookshop Mystery, Book 5)

Lineage Most Lethal by S. C. Perkins (Ancestry Detective Mystery, Book 2)

Fatal Fried Rice by Vivien Chien (A Noodle Shop Mystery, Book 7)

A Deadly Chapter by Essie Lang (A Castle Bookshop Mystery, Book 3)

Are there other cozies being released today that you are excited about? Then please comment below!

Free Cozy Mystery Limited Time – Perils in Provence by Carolyn Dean – World Traveler Mysteries Book 1

At the time of this posting, Carolyn Dean’s Perils in Provence was available free for Kindle. This is book 1 of the World Traveler Cozy Mystery series. Enjoy!

A Side of Murder – A Cape Cod Foodie Mystery by Amy Pershing

Welcome to the book blog tour for A Side of Murder by Amy Pershing! This is book 1 of the Cape Cod Foodie Mystery series.

Amy Pershing has written a spectacular cozy mystery. I was totally captivated and entertained from the first page to the last. So much so I want to shout about it from the rooftops!
~Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book

A Side of Murder is a breezy cozy mystery with fine food, a cute canine, an insistent editor-in-chief, fun friends, a gone guzzler, a hunky harbormaster, and a beautiful beach.
~The Avid Reader

A Side of Murder was a fast-paced, delightful mystery that will have you coming back for seconds.
~Moonlight Rendezvous

Diving right into investigating she leads us on a merry chase full of delightful characters, small town, charm, and surprise twists. Makes for a fun read that cozy fans are sure to enjoy.
~Books a Plenty Book Reviews

All in all, it was a good beginning to a new series. There was nice character and world-building and a solid mystery.
~Jen for Novels Alive

I loved the setting the theme and the characters. Samantha and her gang of friends are delightful and funny.
~My Reading Journeys

The author’s love for food, cooking, and sailing shines through giving the mystery plenty of Cape Cod flavor and a definite sense of place. A SIDE OF MURDER is a delicious start to a new series and I look forward to Sam’s continuing adventures.
~Cozy Up With Kathy

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A Side of Murder (A Cape Cod Foodie Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Publisher: Berkley (February 23, 2021)
Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
ISBN-10: 0593199146
ISBN-13: 978-0593199145
Digital ASIN: B087PL9HHF

Beautiful Cape Cod, Massachusetts, is known for seafood, sand, surf and now … murder.

Samantha Barnes was always a foodie.  And when the CIA (that’s the Culinary Institute of America) came calling, she happily traded in Cape Cod for the Big Apple.  But then the rising young chef’s clash with another chef (her ex!) boils over and goes viral. So when Sam inherits a house on the Cape and lands a job writing restaurant reviews, it seems like the perfect pairing. What could go wrong? Well, as it turns out, a lot.

The dilapidated house comes with an enormous puppy. Her new boss is, well, bossy.  And the town’s harbor master is none other than her first love.  Nonetheless, Sam’s looking forward to reviewing the Bayview Grill—and indeed the seafood chowder is divine. But the body in the pond outside the eatery was not on the menu. Sam is certain this is murder. But as she begins to stir the pot, is she creating a recipe for her own untimely demise?

“Cape Cod provides a stunning background for a debut that offers the ideal combination of mystery, romance, and recipes.” Kirkus Reviews

“An exquisite Cape Cod setting, a shamed but resilient chef, murderous secrets, and a long-buried but still steaming romance… Amy Pershing’s debut mystery will leave you longing for a seaside vacation, complete with fried clams and the next book in her charming series.” Lucy Burdette, national bestselling author of THE KEY LIME CRIME

“This is one of the freshest, funniest murder mysteries I’ve ever read. I fell absolutely in love with Samantha Barnes — the brave, sarcastic, crime-solving, relatable heroine we’ve all been waiting for. A Side of Murder is a rich, satisfying meal that delights from beginning to end, and Amy Pershing is a wonderful and clever author.” Elizabeth Gilbert, #1 New York Times bestselling author of EAT PRAY LOVE and CITY OF GIRLS

“A delicious mystery lovingly set in Cape Cod featuring a cast of charming characters. Amy Pershing writes with a fresh fun voice that will delight cozy fans. Chef turned restaurant critic Samantha Barnes proves a clever sleuth whose helpful cooking tips will be a big hit with culinary readers.” Krista Davis, New York Times bestselling author of the DOMESTIC DIVA mysteries

About Amy Pershing

Amy Pershing is a lifelong mystery lover and wordsmith who spent every summer of her childhood on Cape Cod. In her previous incarnations she was an assistant editor at Viking Penguin, a restaurant reviewer for Playbill magazine’s Restaurant Reporter, and a journalist at the Rome (Italy) Daily American before eventually going on to lead employee communications at a global bank. A few years ago (with the final college tuition bill paid), she waved goodbye to Wall Street in order to write full time (and spend more time sailing on Cape Cod!).

A Side of Murder is the first book in the Cape Cod Foodie mystery series featuring Samantha Barnes, a disgraced but resilient ex-chef and the world’s most reluctant YouTube star. While Sam tries to balance her new job as the local paper’s “Cape Cod Foodie” with her complicated love life, a posse of just-slightly-odd friends, a falling-down house and a ginormous puppy, she also discovers a new talent – a propensity for falling over dead bodies … and for solving crime.

Website:  https://amypershingauthor.com/

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Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/20632873.Amy_Pershing

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February 23 – Ascroft, eh? – CHARACTER INTERVIEW

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February 25 – Christy’s Cozy Corners – GUEST POST

February 25 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – REVIEW

February 26 – I Read What You Write – CHARACTER GUEST POST

February 26 – The Avid Reader – REVIEW

February 27 – Moonlight Rendezvous – REVIEW  

February 27 – Sapphyria’s Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

February 28 – Literary Gold – CHARACTER GUEST POST

February 28 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW

March 1 – Socrates Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

March 2 – Novels Alive – REVIEW

March 2 – Novels Alive – GUEST POST

March 2 – Mysteries with Character – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

March 3 – Ruff Drafts – RECIPE

March 3 – Mystery Thrillers and Romantic Suspense Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

March 4 – My Reading Journeys – REVIEW

March 5 – Cozy Up With Kathy – REVIEW, AUTHOR INTERVIEW

March 6 –  ebook addicts – SPOTLIGHT

March 7 – Diane Reviews Books – GUEST POST

March 8 – Melina’s Book Blog – REVIEW