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!
Category: First in Series
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.
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)
1st in Series
Publisher: Berkley (February 23, 2021)
Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
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
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.description courtesy of Berkley, publisher
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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