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

Purchase Links – Amazon – B&N – Kobo – Google Play – 

TOUR PARTICIPANTS

March 1 – Elizabeth McKenna – Author Blog – SPOTLIGHT

March 1 – StoreyBook Reviews – GUEST POST

March 1 – This Is My Truth Now – REVIEW

March 2 – Literary Gold – CHARACTER GUEST POST

March 2 – Maureen’s Musings – SPOTLIGHT

March 2 – ebook addicts – SPOTLIGHT

March 3 – I’m All About Books – SPOTLIGHT

March 3 – Laura’s Interests – REVIEW

March 3 – FUONLYKNEW – SPOTLIGHT

March 4 – Christy’s Cozy Corners – CHARACTER GUEST POST

March 4 – Mystery Thrillers and Romantic Suspense Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

March 4 – Read Your Writes Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

March 5 – The Avid Reader – REVIEW

March 5 – Moonlight Rendezvous – REVIEW  

March 5 – Reading Is My SuperPower – REVIEW

March 6 – I Read What You Write – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

March 6 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – SPOTLIGHT

March 7 – Reading, Writing & Stitch-Metic – RECIPE POST

March 7 – Baroness Book Trove – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

March 7 – Sapphyria’s Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

March 8 – Socrates Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

March 8 – Ascroft, eh? – CHARACTER INTERVIEW

March 8 – Novels Alive – GUEST POST

March 9 – Mysteries with Character – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

March 9 – Diane Reviews Books – REVIEW

March 9 – Cozy Up WIth Kathy – REVIEW        

March 9 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT

March 10 – The Pulp and Mystery Shelf – SPOTLIGHT

March 10 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW

March 10 – Christa Reads and Writes – SPOTLIGHT

March 10 – My Reading Journeys – REVIEW

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/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amypershingauthor

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amypershingauthor/?hl=en

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

Purchase Links:

Amazon – Barnes & Noble – Bookshop.org – Books A Million – Indiebound – Target – Hudson Booksellers – Powells

TOUR PARTICIPANTS

February 23 – Ascroft, eh? – CHARACTER INTERVIEW

February 23 – I’m All About Books – SPOTLIGHT

February 24 – Maureen’s Musings – SPOTLIGHT

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

Large Print Cozy Mystery Books

If you are looking for large print cozy mysteries, you know it can be a bit tricky. The selection is vastly smaller than the mass paperback or Kindle editions. So I thought I’d start this page to serve as a reference for cozy mystery series that are also found in the large print edition.

Keep in mind that when you are shifting through hundreds of book listings, you have to be extra careful that the listing is actually for the large print edition.

Many times if you are on Amazon, if you start on the large print edition and then click around the other editions, when you go back to click the print edition, likely the listing defaults back to the regular print and NOT the large print. So just be extra cautious before you hit the “Add to Cart” button.

So let’s get to the exciting part! Below you’ll find a growing list of large print cozy mysteries. The books below are all the first in the series. At the time of this posting, all books in these series are available in large print.

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Strawberries and Strangers LARGE PRINT: A Cozy Murder Mystery (Pelican Cove Cozy Mystery Series LARGE PRINT) – Book 1

True Confections Large Print (Amish Cupcake Cozy Mystery Series, Large Print) – Book 1

Murder at the Marina: Large Print Edition (A Mollie McGhie Cozy Sailing Mystery Series – Large Print) – Book 1

Introducing Gertrude, Gumshoe: Large Print Edition (Gertrude, Gumshoe Cozy Mystery Series) – Book 1

A Dead Man and Doggie Delights: Large Print Edition (A Maggie May and Miss Fancypants Mystery) – Book 1

Bonus Book! The second book in the Thursday Murder Club has not yet been released so I don’t know yet if it’ll be available in large print. However, book 1 is!

The Thursday Murder Club: A Novel (Random House Large Print) – Book 1

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.

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.

Find Deborah Blake online:

Website

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Starting Again with Cozy Mysteries

Hello to 2021! Thank goodness.

I had so many plans for this website in 2020. Then COVID-19 happened to the world and I put this blog on hiatus. I actually put reading on the back burner completely last year which looking back, is sad. Reading could’ve helped me a great deal while getting through the chaos of the year.

But, at least reading now has gotten me out of a bad funk. I finally turned back to my love of reading and my love of cozy mystery novels. I didn’t realize just how cathartic books can be. They really can feed the soul.

So, I have a new found dedication to renew this blog. I want to keep finding wonderful cozy mysteries while sharing my finds with the book community, and meeting wonderful readers and authors along the way.

Thank you for stopping by. I wish you health and happiness during these trying times!

Gina