I have a pile of new 2015 cozies for review/feature that are dying to be revealed on this blog, and here they are. Thanks to Penguin.
As Gouda as Dead (A Cheeseshop Mystery #6) by Avery Aames, published February 3, 2015 by Berkley. Providence, Ohio, is celebrating Valentine’s Day with weeklong events, including lovers’ baskets with heart-shaped cheeses at Fromagerie Bessette. Charlotte Bessette is finally about to marry handsome artisanal cheese farmer, Jordan Pace. But when a beloved bar owner is discovered murdered on Jordan’s farm, he wants to reschedule their wedding.
Charlotte is heartsick and decides no one is ruining her wedding plans!
This Old Homicide (A Fixer-Upper Mystery #2) by Kate Carlisle, published January 27, 2015 by Signet. Contractor Shannon Hammer specializes in improving Victorian homes in Lighthouse Cove, California.
Valentine’s Day is approaching, and Shannon is delighted to be friends with two handsome men. But after her elderly neighbor Jesse Hennessey fails to make his daily appearance at the local diner, Shannon finds Jesse dead—of an apparent heart attack—but she also realizes that his home has been ransacked. When another victim turns up dead, Shannon must find the killer before someone else gets nailed.
Murder in the Queen's Garden (An Elizabethan Mystery #3) by Amanda Carmack, published Februry 3, 2015 by Signet. 1559. Elizabeth has been on the throne for six months, and life in England seems newly golden. But for the Royal Court, murder and betrayal are foretold in the stars....
Kate Haywood, the young queen’s personal musician, has been playing for summer parties where famed astrologer Dr. John Dee and his fantastic horoscopes are all the rage. However, Dr. Dee fails to predict the discovery of a skeleton in the queen’s garden—and the victim’s identity will call his innocence into question. When the doctor’s pupil is the victim of a second murder, the queen enlists her trusted Kate to clear the doctor.
Fry Another Day (A Biscuit Bowl Food Truck Mystery #2) by J.J. Cook, published February 3, 2015 by Berkley. Zoe Chase, a Southern food truck chef who serves justice on the side.
Zoe drives the Biscuit Bowl to Charlotte, North Carolina, to enter a nationally televised food truck race. Competition isn’t just fierce—it’s killer. As everyone gears up for the first challenge, another food trucker from Zoe’s hometown is found dead. When the body count rises, police begin to suspect her handsome attorney Miguel. Now Zoe must race to catch the killer before her attorney needs an attorney.I love the attractive covers and the clever titles of these cozies. Which one would you pick to read first?
Two books I finished last week and rated 5 stars. My comments below:
A Memory of Violets: A Novel of London's Flower Sellers by Hazel Gaynor, historical novel. Two sets of sisters' stories intertwine in this story. A blind young sister is lost on the streets of London, and another, who is crippled, is left behind in the village. The older sister tries in vain to find her lost sister and the other older sister has to deal with the past and the sister she was responsible for accidentally injuring. A moving, historical look at life for flower sellers in Victorian London. .
My Father's Wives by Mike Greenberg, contemporary fiction. A man questions his marriage as he tries to find answers by seeking out and visiting all six of his father's former wives. A unique look at love and relationships from a male point of view this time.
Book tours posted last week:
Doll God by Luanne Castle, a collection of poetry
The Monster That Ate My Socks by A.J. Cosmo, children's book.
How was your week?