On Skein of Death – A Riverbank Knitting Mystery by Allie Pleiter – First in Series!

On Skein of Death (A Riverbank Knitting Mystery)
by Allie Pleiter

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About On Skein of Death


On Skein of Death (A Riverbank Knitting Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Publisher: ‎ Berkley (June 1, 2021)
Mass Market Paperback: ‎ 304 pages
ISBN-10: ‎ 0593201787
ISBN-13: ‎ 978-0593201787
Digital ASIN: ‎ B08H15VG1T

For Libby Beckett, opening her charming yarn shop, and introducing customers to the joys of knitting and crochet, is the work she was meant to do. Until the yarn she loves is used for murder….

 

Libby has come home to Collinstown, Maryland to live her dream and open her own yarn shop, aptly named Y.A.R.N., along the Chester River. To Libby, Y.A.R.N. stands for “You’re Absolutely Ready Now.” But the acronym changes whenever inspiration strikes, and customers add to the list of suggestions that fill the blackboard wall in a shop stuffed with color, fiber, and comfort.

 

Libby is thrilled when she lands famous Norwegian knitting celebrity Perle Langager for a series of events at Y.A.R.N. Libby’s English bulldog, Hank, has been modeling one of Perle’s doggie sweaters, and customers just can’t wait to see Perle in action. The mayor of Collinstown even decrees a Collinstown Yarn Day to celebrate. But once Perle arrives in town, she seems distracted and on edge. And when she’s found strangled with a skein of red yarn, Libby knows she has to solve a knotty mystery before her new life unravels.

 

About Allie Pleiter

An avid knitter, coffee junkie and firm believer that “pie makes everything better,” Allie Pleiter writes both fiction and non-fiction working on as many as four novels at a time. The bestselling author of over fifty books, Allie has enjoyed a twenty-year career with over 1.5 million books sold. In addition to writing, Allie maintains an active writing productivity coaching practice and speaks regularly on the creative process, publishing, and her very favorite topic—The Chunky Method of time management for writers. Visit her website at www.alliepleiter.com to learn more.

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The Mountain View Murder – A Wintergreen Mystery by Patrick Kelly – First in Series with Excerpt!

Today I’m thrilled to spotlight a new cozy mystery series by Patrick Kelly called The Mountain View Murder. Get a sneak peak into the story by reading chapter 1 below.

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Publisher’s Summary

Guess who cries at Lou Thorpe’s funeral

No one. His wife, grown children, and best friends all attend the service, but no one sheds a single tear. Poor Lou. He goes out for his morning walk, and a crazed driver knocks him out of life. Crazed? With no car, no driver, and no witnesses, it’s difficult to say. Was it an accident or intentional?

Until that morning, Bill O’Shea is living the dream. After a career of fighting crime in the big city, Bill buys a condo in the beautiful mountain resort community of Wintergreen, Virginia. When he meets his attractive new neighbor, Bill knows his retirement is off to a great start. But then the short-staffed police department asks Bill to help them investigate Thorpe’s death.

Soon, Bill falls into an old routine. Interviewing suspects. Checking alibis. Everyone has a secret to hide, but Bill lacks evidence to tie any of the suspects to the crime. He is missing something–like he has an itch he can’t reach to scratch.

Will Bill and his new friends solve the case, or will the murder of Lou Thorpe remain a mystery forever?

If you love beautiful mountain settings, a charming cast, and intriguing plot twists, you’re going to love this new series!

Clean read: no graphic violence, sex, or strong language.

Author Biography – Patrick Kelly

Award-wining author of The Joe Robbins Thriller Series, Pat has now written The Mountain View Murder, a clean traditional mystery set in the beautiful mountain resort of Wintergreen, Virginia.

Pat is a member of Sisters in Crime — Heart of Texas Chapter. He lives and works with his family in Austin, Texas and Wintergreen, Virginia. When not writing or marketing novels, he can be found hiking the hills of Central Texas or the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Pat is winner of the Beverly Hills Book Award for best thriller (A Siren’s Love) and a silver medalist for the Wishing Shelf Book Awards for adult fiction.

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Book Excerpt – Chapter One

In the dead of the summer night, harsh winds blew from the north into the Shenandoah Valley. The cold front passed through Winchester and New Market and Harrisonburg, bringing relief from the steamy July heat that had gripped the valley for weeks. The chilling weather marched through the smaller cities of Staunton and Waynesboro. From Waynesboro, the front spread into a finger valley to the south and then through cornfields and chicken coops. Cows huddled together for warmth. Windows rattled on old farmhouses. The wind hit the east side of the small valley, sang through the forests of oak and hickory and maple, and rolled over the rounded tops of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

At fifteen minutes after three o’clock in the morning in the mountaintop resort community of Wintergreen, a seventy-four-year-old man woke in bed next to his slumbering wife. No more sleep for him that night. Insomnia. Wind whistled through an unlocked window in another room. He rose, stopped briefly in the bathroom, and dressed for his morning walk down to the Mountain Inn. The old man prided himself on maintaining his physical condition long after most of his contemporaries had given up. They were lazy and allowed wine and steaks and desserts to add to their figures year after year until they could no longer enjoy the greatest thrills life had to offer. Though the sun rose early that time of year—before six—he often returned from his exercise in time to make coffee and observe the day’s dawning from his back deck.

The old man exited through the summer home’s front door carrying a flashlight, but he kept it turned off. Even though clouds had rolled in, there was enough ambient light to distinguish the forest from the paved road. He lumbered a quarter mile up Hemlock Drive and crossed Devils Knob Loop into the Westwood Condos. At the end of the parking lot, he cut through the woods on an asphalt trail. Close-set trees snuffed out the remaining light, and he flicked on the flashlight to pick his way through wet spots on the path. He cursed the intermittent showers that had plagued Wintergreen for a week now—they mucked up the golf course roughs and made the greens slow.

He crossed Wintergreen Drive and soon came to the fitness center parking lot. Next to the mail hut on the left, two sports cars with weather covers waited for their owners to return to the mountain. On the right, a lone SUV sat parked under the branches of an oak tree. The shadows were dark, so he couldn’t tell for sure, but the SUV’s outline resembled that of a Honda Pilot.

At the far edge of the lot, the old man cut back onto Wintergreen Drive and began to make his way down the steep decline of that side of the mountain. At that early hour, he was more likely to see a raccoon or an opossum than a passing car; even so, he kept to the left side of the road. A gust of wind rustled leaves on the hardwood trees at his side. The exercise kept his core warm, but his neck and face and hands were exposed to the chill, so he zipped his windbreaker to his chin and tightened the Velcro straps at his wrists.

Back at the parking lot, the Honda Pilot engine turned over, and the headlights illuminated the mail hut. The driver engaged the transmission and pulled out. Then the Honda Pilot turned left on Wintergreen Drive, passed Devils Knob Loop on the right and Blue Ridge Drive on the left, and headed down the hill.

The old man heard a vehicle approaching from a distance. Who could be out this early other than another poor insomniac? Perhaps a worker with an early shift down in the valley? No. Few workers lived up here on the mountain. Maybe a Wintergreen patrol officer making the rounds? Yeah. That was more likely. Headlights appeared behind him, and though he stayed on the safe side of the road, the old man drew comfort from knowing he wore a bright reflective vest.

The engine came closer, disturbing the peaceful darkness of his routine. The old man would be glad when the car was gone. His heart beat faster, and he subconsciously touched his chest. No worries there. Not yet. Not like many of his buddies—high cholesterol, hypertension—who lugged with them everywhere a ticking disaster in waiting.

Headlights swerved into the trees on his left. Why? The vehicle’s engine raced. It was insane to speed down this road, for the shoulders were narrow and the ditches deep. The old man turned to the uphill slope, and the headlights blinded him. He raised a hand to his eyes. The vehicle turned crazily to the other side of the street and then back toward the old man. His heartbeat thrashed in his ears. Signals rushed to his brain, and he clutched his chest. A terrifying noise of screeching tires pierced the air.

The grille of the Honda Pilot struck the old man, and he took flight. His body shot across the ditch toward the forest and hit the thick trunk of an old hickory. A sickening thwack echoed among the trees and down the nearby ski slope. The old man fell to the ground, and blood seeped from his skull onto dead leaves from the prior season.

The Honda rested three feet past where the old man had stood. The driver stepped from the SUV and shined a powerful flashlight into the ditch. Not seeing the old man, the driver stepped off the road and onto the muddy ground. The flashlight panned slowly across the area beyond the ditch until it found the reflective orange of the vest. There he was. A dark and shiny wet patch stained the ground beneath him.

Dead. Definitely dead.

The old man’s face was turned up. His mustache and upper lip had been torn from his face, leaving his mouth open in a sickly grin.

Not so handsome now.

The driver searched the road in both directions. No cars approached, and the driver climbed back into the Honda and drove down the mountain.

Thank you for reading Chapter One of The Mountain View Murder. In Chapter Two, you’ll meet Bill O’Shea, a retired police detective who is drawn into the investigation of a hit and run homicide.

The paperback and Kindle version are available on Amazon now at this link.

Add it to your Goodreads Want to Read list now.

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, 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.

book summary provided by the publisher, Poisoned Pen Press

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

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.

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The Ghostly Grounds, Murder and Breakfast, Canine Casper Cozy Mystery Book 1 by Sophie Love

The Ghostly Grounds: Murder and Breakfast (Canine Casper Cozy Mystery #1)The Ghostly Grounds: Murder and Breakfast by Sophie Love
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was my first paranormal cozy mystery and I really loved it. I adored the characters and setting. My favorite element of the book was “Boo” the very lovable and unique dog. I look forward to reading the rest of the series because I’m hooked!

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As of this posting, you can get The Ghostly Grounds – Murder and Breakfast free on Amazon Kindle!

Furbidden Fatality by Deborah Blake – Catskills Pet Rescue Mystery Book 1

A lottery winner uses her good fortune to save a local pet sanctuary, but when a body is discovered on the property, she just might be in the doghouse in this first book in a new, charming cozy mystery series from author Deborah Blake.

Kari Stuart’s life is going nowhere—until she unexpectedly wins the lottery. The twenty-nine-year-old instant multimillionaire is still mulling plans for her winnings when rescuing a bossy black kitten leads her to a semi-abandoned animal shelter. They need the cash—Kari needs a purpose.

But the dilapidated rescue is literally going to the dogs with a pending lawsuit, hard to adopt animals, and too much unwanted attention from the town’s dog warden. When the warden turns up dead outside the shelter’s dog kennels, Kari finds herself up a creek without a pooper-scooper.

With the help of some dedicated volunteers, a cute vet, and a kitten who mysteriously shows up just when she needs it, Kari must prove her innocence all while trying to save a dog on death row. Now she just needs to hope that her string of unexpected luck isn’t about to run out.

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I am looking forward to the release of Furbidden Fatality by Deborah Blake on February 23, 2021. It is the first in the new series, A Catskills Pet Rescue Mystery.

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