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Cozy Prizes Friday: A Christmas Peril

Fall_CozyPrizesFridayAh, community theater. A hotbed of ego and illusion.  Today we have a cozy mystery that takes place during a production of A Christmas Carol. To make it even more interesting, our sleuth is an ex-cop. You can bet there will be some dramatic twists and turns in this one.

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When Edwina “Sully” Sullivan’s life imploded, she left behind her job on the police force and her unfaithful husband to start a new life as the general manager of her hometown theater, the Cliffside Theater Company. For five years, she focused on budgets instead of crimes and kept the Cliffside running alongside its mercurial artistic director.

But when her best friend is arrested for killing his father, the rich and powerful Peter Whitehall, no one is looking for another suspect. So, in between keeping A Christmas Carol on budget and Scrooge sober, Sully dusts off her investigative skills to find a killer. Her two lives collide when her ex-husband gets on the suspect list and she’s forced to confront her past in order to save her present.

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About the Author:

J.A. Hennrikus

J. A. Hennrikus is the author of the Theater Cop Mystery series. As Julianne Holmes, she writes the Agatha-nominated Clock Shop Mystery series for Berkley Prime Crime. Hennrikus blogs with the Wicked Cozy Authors, is on the board of Sisters in Crime, and is a member of Mystery Writers of America. She is also an arts administrator who lives in Massachusetts. Visit her online at www.JHAuthors.com.

Webpage – https://jahennrikus.com/

Wicked Cozy Authors Blog – https://wickedcozyauthors.com/ 

She tweets under @JulieHennrikus, and is on Pinterest , Instagram, and Facebook. She also blogs on Live to Write/Write to Live, and  Killer Characters on the 20th of each month.

 

 

 

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Cozy Prizes Friday: A Knit Before Dying

I love it. Knitting pals solving murders. Why not? Have you ever unraveled to find a mistake in your knitting? You have to be on the ball (yarn ball) to figure that stuff out. I’ll admit I’ve probably done more unraveling than knitting in my day and those socks I planned will never warm my feet. Here’s a little bit about Sadie Hartwell’s new mystery, A Knit Before Dying.

One more thing…Don’t forget to look for the prize guy! He’ll show you where to enter for a chance to win a print copy of A Knit Before Dying.  Now….onto the book!

A new business might add some much-needed charm to downtown Dorset Falls—and draw tourists to Josie’s yarn shop. But when someone gets murdered, a close-knit community could come undone . . .

Shop owner Josie Blair is finally settling into the pace of living in Dorset Falls, Connecticut. Between running Miss Marple Knits, jumpstarting a blog, and handcrafting items with the help of her knitting pals, Josie’s too preoccupied to worry about her past in New York. And thanks to Lyndon and Harry, the owners of the brand-new antique shop next door, she has another project in her midst—repurposing a box of vintage crocheted doilies adorned with the most curious needlework . . .

But before Josie can formally welcome her neighbors, she discovers Lyndon on the floor of his shop stabbed to death by a rusty old pair of sheep shears. Police have pinned Harry as the killer, but Josie isn’t so sure. Now, she’s lacing up for another homicide investigation—and no eyelet or stitch can go unexamined, lest she herself becomes ensnared in the criminal’s deadly design . . .

INCLUDES ORIGINAL KNITTING PATTERNS!

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About the Author:

Sadie Hartwell

Sadie Hartwell grew up near the Canadian border in northern New York State, where it’s cold, dark, and snowy almost half the year—a perfect environment for nurturing a simultaneous love of mystery fiction and needlework. She attended St. Lawrence University, graduating with a degree in history, and has worked as a waitress, handbag designer/manufacturer, paralegal, and copy editor before turning to writing full time. Now she gets to play with yarn and make up stories whenever she wants, and wishes everyone had a job as much fun as hers.

Find Sadie at these locations:

Webpage     Twitter – @SadieHartwell    Facebook

Book Blast Tuesday: To Kill a Hummingbird

J.R. Ripley is back today with his latest, To Kill a Hummingbird, so put that sweet water in your hummingbird feeder because another great murder mystery is flapping your way!
There is a giveaway for this one. To get there scroll down and find the prize guy for your chance to pick up an e-copy of To Kill a Hummingbird.

For Amy Simms, owner of Birds & Bees, nothing is more important than impressing her old professor, but this odd bird is about to fall to earth . . .

When her favorite ornithology professor comes calling, Birds & Bees owner Amy Simms hangs six hummingbird feeders around the shop to welcome Professor Livingston with a flock of his favorite flying creatures. But Amy soon finds that the sugar water in the feeders brings more than a swarm of hummingbirds. It also attracts murder.

Professor Livingston is just as friendly as Amy remembers, but something seems to be troubling him. When Amy pays him a visit that night, she finds the professor slumped over a table with a pair of scissors buried in his neck. And standing over his body is Rose Smith, the local bookseller, who claims she killed him. But while the police believe they have a bird in hand, Amy thinks the real killer may still be in the bush . . .

 

 

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About the Author

J R Ripley

J.R. Ripley is the pen name of Glenn Meganck, the critically acclaimed author of the Tony Kozol mystery series. As a member of the Mystery Writers of America, he has chaired the Edgar committee for Best Original Paperback novel and served on the Best Short Story Committee. As a member of the International Association of Crime Writers, he has served on the Hammett Award committee for Best Novel. When not writing books, Glenn is writing songs, often singing them to the consternation of his audience and neighbors, or involved in one of his many passions, none of which have involved any of the dead bodies that seem to keep cropping up in his mysteries. For more information about him, visit glennmeganck.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Interview With June Shaw, Author of Dead on the Bayou

June Shaw

Get your glass of sweet tea because today we are chatting with June Shaw, author of Dead on the Bayou. I am intrigued by the element of twin sisters as characters.  She is from Southern Louisiana, a part of the country I am proud to have family members and I am also proud to share that we got through the entire interview without any mention of LSU.  Go June!

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How did you come up with an idea for your book?

In South Louisiana, where I live and set the Twin Sisters mystery series, countless families own fishing camps along our numerous bayous and canals. The camps are places to do nothing but relax, although most of the men and many of the women enjoy time there cooking, playing cards, fishing or hunting. The twins secretly care about the same man, who’s moved in from out of town and wants their help fixing up an old camp he purchases. None of them could imagine discovering a dead body there—the body of someone they all know. Surely none of the gators in the area could have pulled her in, done the death dance with her on the bayou’s floor—and then tied her inside the camp—could it? I thought it would be fun for readers to try to discover the killer before the twins become the next victims.

What scene do you hope your readers enjoy the most?

I hope readers have fun with the entire book. Most might like racing through the conflict and having them face the killer the most.

What other things have you written or what projects might we see in the future?

A FATAL ROMANCE was the first book in this series; A MANOR OF DEATH will follow DEAD ON THE BAYOU.

If you could write any other genre what would that be?

I wrote a nonfiction about my amazing mom, a children’s book (HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR PET GHOST) with my youngest grandchild, and a YA dystopian (JUST ONE FRIEND) with my teen granddaughters who wanted to write a book with me. All were great fun for us!

Is there a giveaway or promotion with this book?

Absolutely! An e-book of DEAD ON THE BAYOU will be given in a random drawing. Your readers can enter below!

Where can readers leave reviews of your book?

Reviews really help authors. If you enjoy my book, I hope you will leave one on Amazon, NOOK, iBooks, KOBO, or Goodreads.

Book Description:

It may be easier to patch up an old home than a broken heart. But along the Louisiana bayou, where beauty and danger mingle all too seamlessly, thoughts of romance may have to simmer on the back burner . . .

Twin sisters and fellow divorcees Sunny Taylor and Eve Vaughn have established their home repair and remodeling business with an eye toward quality and personal attention. So when they’re approached by hunky Dave Price to fix up his bayou fishing camp, they’re more than happy to take the job—especially since they both secretly think he may prove to be more than just another satisfied customer . . .

The ramshackle campsite could certainly use a woman’s touch. What it does not need is a dead body—but that’s what the trio stumble across. Clearly, the poor soul was murdered—and once the town tongue-waggers get going, Sunny, Eve, and Dave come under suspicion of the police, not to mention potential clients . . .

Now, with their futures on the line, their brewing love triangle will have to wait. Helped—and harried—by the twins’ mother and her retirement home’s cadre of amateur sleuths, the trio starts snooping on their own. But when another dead body turns up, they’ll have to get their hands dirtier than a swamp-bottom snake if they hope to clear their names . . .

 

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You can find June at these places!

JuneShaw.Com

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Follow June on Twitter: @juneshaw

Cozy Prizes Friday: Killer Party

Here is your chance to get a peek at Lynn Cahoon’s latest! Killer Party is part of Lynn’s Tourist Trap Mystery series so if you are not getting time off this summer,  pick up this book for your staycation.  Don’t forget to click on the prize guy below to enter to win an e-copy of Killer Party.

Description

After a few months of living with her boyfriend Greg, Jill is still getting used to sharing such close quarters, but she’s got no hesitation about joining him for a weekend at South Cove’s most luxurious resort. While Greg and his college pals celebrate their buddy’s upcoming wedding, Jill intends to pamper herself in style. But when the groom is found floating facedown in the pool, Jill must find the killer fast, or she might not have a boyfriend to come home to anymore . . .

 

 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Lynn Cahoon

 

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Lynn Cahoon is an Idaho native. If you’d visit the town where she grew up, you’d understand why her mysteries and romance novels focus around the depth and experience of small town life. Currently, she’s living in a small historic town on the banks of the Mississippi river where her imagination tends to wander. She lives with her husband and two fur babies.

 

 

 

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Cozy Prizes Friday: Interview with Joanne Guidoccio Author of Too Many Women in the Room

Buongiorno readers! Joanne Guidoccio visits us today to talk about her newest book, Too Many Women in the Room. She is a prolific writer so after you check out this book, take a look at some of her other work.  Be sure to look for the prize guy and enter to win a $10 Amazon Gift Card!

Joanne Guidoccio

How did you come with an idea for your book?

After completing A Season for Killing Blondes, Book 1 in the Gilda Greco Mystery Series, I started imagining different storylines for Book 2. I knew that Gilda and her love interest, Carlo Fantin, would be returning. In keeping with the Italian flavor of the series, I decided to continue with the foodie/non-foodie theme and feature more scenes with Maria and Rosa, two busybodies who provided comic relief. I also wanted to give photographer Michael Taylor his comeuppance. These disparate elements came together in the following scenario: What if a non-foodie invests in a Greek restaurant only to find herself and her closest friends embroiled in a murder investigation.

What scene do you hope your readers enjoy the most?

When Gilda Greco invites her closest friends to a VIP dinner, she plans to share David Korba’s signature dishes and launch their joint venture—Xenia, an innovative Greek restaurant near Sudbury, Ontario. Unknown to Gilda, David has also invited Michael Taylor, a lecherous photographer who has throughout the past three decades managed to annoy all the women in the room. One woman follows Michael to a deserted field for his midnight run and stabs him in the jugular.

I hope my readers will enjoy the malocchio (evil eye) scenes that involve the well-meaning but misguided interference of the older Italian women in Gilda’s circle.

What other things have you written or what projects might we see in the future?

A Season for Killing Blondes and Too Many Women in the Room, Books 1 and 2 of the Gilda Greco Mystery Series, were released by The Wild Rose Press in 2015 and 2017. A Different Kind of Reunion, Book 3, will be released in 2018.

I also write paranormal romance about a middle-aged, ex-mermaid who was abandoned on the fog-drenched shores of southwest England and forced to reinvent herself. Between Land and Sea and The Coming of Arabella, Books 1 and 2 of the Mediterranean Trilogy, were released by Soul Mate Publishing in 2013 and 2015. Ideas are percolating for Book 3, The Making of a Psychic Mermaid.

If you could write any other genre what would that be?

I have great admiration for writers of historical fiction. I am most impressed by their ability to expertly weave fact and fiction. At some point, I would like to dabble in that genre. Perhaps, explore my own roots and write an immigration story (Italy/Canada circa 1950s).

Is there a giveaway or promotion with this book?

Yes. I hope everyone will enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway for a $10 Amazon gift card.

Where can readers leave reviews of your book?

Readers can leave reviews of my book on Amazon, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, and Goodreads.

 

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Till Dirt Do Us Part Free on Kindle- Tour Day 2

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The reviews are growing and so are the downloads! If you have already downloaded Till Dirt Do Us Part for free–Thank You! If you haven’t Go Here and get your FREE copy. Reviews are always appreciated!

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Todays travels include an interview, two reviews and see who’s talking over at Holland Reads.

May 2 – A Blue Million Books – INTERVIEW
May 2 – Bookworm Mom – REVIEW
May 2 – Babs Book Bistro – REVIEW
May 2 – A Holland Reads – CHARACTER GUEST POST
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