Aug 29, 2022

Tw’Elf Knight by Nova Nelson

Hello my cozy friends,

Today I am reviewing "Tw’Elf Knight" by Nova Nelson the 5th instalment in the Paranormal Magical Renaissance Faire Mysteries

This earthbound angel’s next investigation just fell from the sky. 

Autumn Knight Olivia Swift finally feels her angelic powers returning, and just in time. Because when an elf is found dead on a pile of feathers, the falconer who makes Olivia’s heart flutter falls accused of the crime. Certain he’s not the culprit, she must search through the tall tales of the Renaissance Faire to find a killer on the loose. 

When she senses her sweetheart isn’t telling her everything he knows, her gift of truth-seeing feels more like a curse. And the deeper she digs, the less she can trust anyone around her, including herself… 

Can this fallen angel unravel the case of the fallen elf before the wrong person goes down for the crime? 

Tw’Elf Knight is the fifth book in the humorous paranormal cozy series, Magical Renaissance Faire Mysteries. If you like brave heroines, supernatural snark, and a sprinkle of romance, then you’ll love Nova Nelson’s delightful tale.

I really hope this series continues as I’m really enjoying it. The characters are vivid and lively, I even like the mischievous talking dove Pac and his friends the murder crows.  With each new story we learn more about the characters and even how a bit of romance has developed. 

There were plenty of twists and turns to keep you guessing on who the culprit was. Overall this was a great paranormal cozy and I hope there will be plenty more to come.

I highly recommend this series to all my friends.


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Aug 27, 2022

In Too Steep by Kate Kingsbury

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Today I am reviewing "In to Steep” the 2nd instalment in 
A Misty Bay Tea Room Mystery series by Kate Kingsbury set in the town of Misty Bay, Oregon.  I did have trouble getting into this instalment much like book one, but do recommend giving it a try.
The peace and tranquility of the Misty Bay Tearoom is rocked by murder and a long-buried secret hidden in a most unlikely place in bestselling author Kate Kingsbury’s second charming book for fans of Cleo Coyle and Laura Childs.

It seemed like a simple case: the murder of Lewis Trenton, a beachcomber who lived alone in a cabin in the Oregon hills. But the newspaper article piques the interest of Vivian Wainwright, owner of the British-style Misty Bay Tearoom. The photo accompanying the article shows Lewis’s cluttered living room, and on the shelf is a replica of Big Ben. Vivian is sure she sold the clock a week before in her shop. Who could have given the replica to Lewis?

Unable to keep from doing a bit of sleuthing, Vivian hunts down the replica in a local thrift shop, noticing that the base is missing, rendering it worthless, but just as Vivian is about to throw it in the trash, a sparkle catches her eye. It’s a diamond, hidden away in a crevice in the clock. Vivian takes the diamond to Detective Tony Messina, who identifies it as part of a jewelry heist in Portland a month earlier. Portland police think Lewis was the fence who sold the jewels, and that he was killed after double-crossing the thieves—but Messina doesn’t believe the story.

What was the true motive behind Lewis’s murder? How did he come upon the diamond? And what secrets can the clock tell—before the killer strikes again?
 
I struggled to read this story, I’m thinking it was maybe just me although others seemed to have trouble too.

Vivian, Jenna and Gracie are all from different age groups so we see the different perspectives, which I liked.  We get to see how they have progressed since the last book and some romance is in the air for at least two of them.

Felix , Vivian's rescue is a joy and she struggles with giving him the attention he needs and the tea shop.  The surprise ending kind of made me feel like the author was wrapping everything up neatly, in case there is no book 3 or the series will take on a whole new direction.

The mystery is interesting and well plotted, and kept guessing and second-guessing myself on whodunnit but in the end I was correct. 
I requested and received an Advanced Readers Copy from Crooked Lane and NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Aug 26, 2022

A Treacherous Tale by Elizabeth Penney

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Today I am reviewing "A Treacherous Tale” the 2nd instalment in The Cambridge Bookshop Mystery series by Elizabeth Penney set in Cambridge, England.  What a great follow-up to book one!  Luckily my dog Lindi bought me a copy for my birthday to add to my collection, I can see myself rereading this series over the years.
A Treacherous Tale is the second in a charming new cozy series from Elizabeth Penney, set in an English bookshop and following Molly Kimball, who has a habit of bookmarking

Lately, Molly has been feeling that she might have fallen into a fairy tale: she's reinvigorated the family bookshop Thomas Marlowe—Manuscripts and Folios, made friends in her new home of Cambridge, England, and is even developing a bit of a romance with the handsome Kieran—a bike shop owner with a somewhat intimidating family pedigree.

Having recently discovered The Strawberry Girls, a classic children's tale, Molly is thrilled to learn the author, Iona York, lives nearby. But while visiting the famous author at her lovely cottage in nearby Hazelhurst, an old acquaintance of Iona's tumbles off her roof to his death.

Then, when one of Iona’s daughters—an inspiration for the original Strawberry Girls—goes missing, Molly begins to worry this story might be more Brothers Grimm than happily-ever-after. Especially after Molly learns about the mysterious long-ago death of Iona’s husband and co-author of The Strawberry Girls…could past and present crimes be linked? Molly must put the clues together before someone turns this sweet tale sour.
I absolutely loved this story, and seeing how Molly and her mum have settled into Cambridge, England. 
I really like Molly, Kieran, her mum, aunt Fiona, Daisy and Tom makes you wish you were part of their little community or street.

The mystery is interesting and well plotted, and had plenty of twists to keep engaged right to the very end.  I kept guessing and second-guessing myself but I was right on who the killer was.     

I highly recommend this book to all my cozy lover friends. I can’t wait for book three!


I requested and received an Advanced Readers Copy from St. Martins Press and NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


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Aug 15, 2022

The Taming of the Broom by Erin Johnson

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Today I am reviewing 
The Taming of the Broom the 6th instalment in Erin Johnson's Paranormal Magical Renaissance Faire Mysteries

Pirates, mutiny and murder! Can this broom-making witch catch a killer? 

Adelaide “Laidey” Ryan is adjusting to her new life in a cursed Renaissance Faire. But it’s not all bad for this broom-crafting witch. Her snarky black cat familiar and the dashing pirate captain help make the fantastical faire feel like home, but trouble is brewing for this novice witch… 

When a pirate is murdered and the handsome captain thrown behind bars, Laidey vows to get to the bottom of this murky case. With an enchanted broom on the lam, a centuries old vendetta against a sea sorceress, and mutinous scallywags threatening her life, she’s soon sailing into dangerous waters. 

Can Laidey conjure the clues to catch the murderer, or will this new witch end up sleeping with the fishes? 

Taming of the Broom is the sixth book in the humorous paranormal cozy series, Magical Renaissance Faire Mysteries. If you like hilarious heroines, fun faires, and imaginative mysteries, you’ll love Erin Johnson’s charming whodunit. 

I loved this latest instalment, set in a cursed Renaissance Faire, I found it to be super fun, humorous and Adelaide "Laidey" and her talking cat Mort are delightful and I loved seeing how she’s starting to fit in, has good friends in Tom, Hilde and her crush Pirate Captain Bruce Roberts.

There were plenty of twists and turns to keep you guessing on who the culprit was. Overall this was a great paranormal cozy and I hope there will be plenty more to come.

I highly recommend this series to all my friends.


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Aug 11, 2022

A Dish to Die for by Lucy Burdette

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Today I am reviewing "A Dish to Die For" the 12th instalment in the "A Key West Food Critic" Mystery series by Lucy Burdette. This is one of my favourite foodie cozy mystery series.
National bestselling author Lucy Burdette returns to Key West for another delectable dish of secrets, intrigue, and murder.

Peace and quiet are hard to find in bustling Key West, so Hayley Snow, food critic for Key Zest magazine, is taking the afternoon off for a tranquil lunch with a friend outside of town. As they are enjoying the wild beach and the lunch, she realizes that her husband Nathan’s dog, Ziggy, has disappeared. She follows his barking, to find him furiously digging at a shallow grave with a man’s body in it. Davis Jager, a local birdwatcher, identifies him as GG Garcia, a rabble-rousing Key West local and developer. Garcia was famous for over-development on the fragile Keys, womanizing, and refusing to follow city rules—so it’s no wonder he had a few enemies.

When Davis is attacked in the parking lot of a local restaurant after talking to Hayley and her dear friend, the octogenarian Miss Gloria, Hayley is slowly but surely drawn into the case. Hayley’s mother, Janet, has been hired to cater GG’s memorial service reception at the local Woman’s Club, using recipes from their vintage Key West cookbook—and Hayley and Miss Gloria sign on to work with her, hoping to cook up some clues by observing the mourners.

But the real clues appear when Hayley begins to study the old cookbook, as whispers of old secrets come to life, dragging the past into the present—with murderous results.
I really enjoyed this story and hanging out with Haley, Miss Gloria, Nathan and his father!  I must say I really do love octogenarian Miss Gloria and her spunk.

The mystery is interesting and well plotted, and I liked trying to figure out who killed the womanizing GG Garcia. I found Nathan’s father to be cold at first but he seemed to warm up as the story unfolded and I hope he appears again in the series.  The descriptions of the food was mouth watering, made me want banana cream pie!

I kept second-guessing myself on whodunnit right to the very end.   I recommend this book to all my cozy lover friends.


I requested and received an advance reader copy of this book from Crooked Lane Books and Netgalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Aug 7, 2022

Red Letter Slay by Tonya Kappes

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Today I am reviewing Red Letter Slay the 8th instalment in the Mail Carrier Mystery Series by Tonya Kappes.  I absolutely love this series!
There's a murder 'bout to happen!

Discover the southern life of Bernadette Butler, along with the eccentric and lovable citizens, along with all the fur babies, who live in Sugar Creek Gap in this southern cozy mystery series by Tonya Kappes.

Wedding bells are ringing all over Sugar Creek Gap for Bernadette Butler and Mac Tabor.

Folks in Sugar Creek Gap, Kentucky are so excited for Bernadette Butler! She’s getting married to Mac Tabor, the man of her dreams!

Wedding week is nerve-wracking enough but add to that a murder of a local radio DJ with a nasty reputation was found stabbed to death with a letter opener days before Bernadette’s wedding and the DJ who Bernadette hired for the wedding is the number one suspect. Now Bernadette has not only possibly lost a big part of her dream wedding, she’ll have to solve a mystery with more layers than the five-tiered wedding cake!
 
I absolutely loved returning to Sugar Creek Gap Kentucky and visiting with Bernie, Mac, Iris, Buster and Rowena the cat. I must say this might be my favourite one yet in the series. 

First off I am so happy that Vince is okay and ready to help Bernadette. The mystery was great and the story was still filled with the humor we have come to expect in Tonya’s books. I really hope we will have some more visits to Sugar Creek Gap to see what is happening with Bernie, Brady, Vince, Iris and of course the front porch ladies.


I highly recommend this book and series to all my cozy loving friends especially if they like an older herione. 

I requested and received an Advanced Readers Copy from the author. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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An Intrigue of Witches A Secret Society Mystery by Esme Addison

Hello my cozy friends,  Today I am reviewing “An Intrigue of Witches” by Esme Addison the first instalment in A Secret Society Mystery .  Wh...