Apr 17, 2016

Sunday Salon: A Cozy Spring

Welcome to the Sunday Salon where bloggers share their reading each week. Visit The Sunday Post hosted by The Caffeinated Bookreviewer.
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The sun has finally come out and the temps have warmed up a bit, slowly. No more snow in the forecast for the midwest, unlike states like Colorado. We took down our bird feeders (too many unwanted critters wanted to share the bird seed) and put away the birdbath (no mosquitoes this year, please), but luckily the birds have been coming on their own. Finches and black capped chickadees have been singing away in the trees, robins and starlings prowl the wet grass for worms and insects. A few sparrows are fluttering about among the trees. So happy to see them all. 

A few mystery books for review: 
The first in a new mystery series, A Useful Woman:  A Rosalind Thorne Mystery #1 by Darcie Wilde, to be released May 3, 2016 by Berkley
Inspired by the novels of Jane Austen, this new mystery series set in 19th-century London introduces the charming and resourceful Rosalind Thorne, a woman privy to the secrets of high society—including who among the ton is capable of murder...
Murder at Lambswool Farm: Seaside Knitters Mystery #11 by Sally Goldenbaum, to be released May 3, 2016 by NAL
Late summer blooms in Sea Harbor, Massachusetts, and while a harvest thrives, Izzy Chambers Perry and the other Seaside Knitters try their sleuthing skills to save a local farm. Unfortunately, finding a killer can be like looking for a needle in a haystack. .

A Finely Knit Murder: Seaside Knitters Mystery #9 by Sally Goldenbaum, published May 5, 2015 by NAL. The sleuthing skills of Izzy Chambers Perry and the Seaside Knitters are tested as death mars the beginning of the school year…

Murder in Morningside Heights: Gaslight Mystery #19 by Victoria Thompson, to be released May 3, 2016 by Berkley. Former police sergeant Frank Malloy and his wife adjust to life in New York high society as they investigate a death in the field of higher learning...

Is it spring in your corner of the world?


  1. It is spring here, finally! Glad you're seeing it too. Today was beautiful, lots of sun and the birds are having a field day here. :)

    A Useful woman looks nice, I love covers like that, and the timeframe as well. Looks like a good one!

  2. I'm with you on the no mosquitoes this year. Unfortunately at the end of March I already was bitten a few times by them. Clearly our Winter wasn't strong enough. :(

  3. Then, it really is spring. The two cozies look springlike.

  4. I think it is definitely spring here, too; I turned on the air conditioner for a little while a couple of times this week.

    I moved my bird bath to the garage a few months ago. I got tired of cleaning it after emptying the murky looking water from it...Yikes!

    Those cozies look really tempting. Enjoy! Here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

  5. Happy spring!

    The weather has finally gotten nicer here on Long Island too.

    I will show my wife this post as she might really like some of these mysteries.

  6. A Useful Woman sounds good! We're supposed to see 70s tomorrow - yay!

  7. Harvee, I'm glad spring has arrived in your area! We had a summery day today! Enjoy your wonderful cozies. :)

  8. Spring has been teasing us for a while and now I think summer is here to stay. The cozy mysteries look good to me!

  9. The title A Useful Woman is making me laugh.

    ENJOY all of your books.

    Have a wonderful reading week.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  10. Enjoy your books. I put this series on my reading list. Spring finally here in Ohio. We had snow a few weeks ago. But now its finally here. Hope you enjoy your week.

  11. Spring's not really here in Nova Scotia yet. It's safe to say that the first three weeks of May will be spring. ;-)

    All of your books look delish - I love mysteries. Happy reading!

  12. What an inspiring post! I've had the Seaside Knitters first book on my TBR already but these others sound good. I'm a sucker for knitting cozies. And I'll try out the Victorian murder. Thank you for this inspiration.

  13. I hope spring is here to stay! I've read a few Victoria Thompson books and liked them. Have a great week.


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