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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Bad to the Bone


Bad To The Bone
by Linda O. Johnston


Bad to the Bone (A Barkery & Biscuits Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Midnight Ink (May 8, 2017)
Paperback: 288 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0738746289
E-Book ASIN: B01M0SXJTR

Synopsis

Veterinary technician Carrie Kennersly, owner of the Barkery & Biscuits bakery for dogs, is reluctant to sell her recipes to pet food manufacturer VimPets. Jack Loroco, a VimPets representative, assures Carrie that it would be a great opportunity to grow her business. His promising new relationship with Carrie’s friend, Billi Matlock, doesn’t hurt his cause. But the budding romance takes a bad turn when Wanda Addler, another VimPets employee, sets her sights on Jack.

After threatening to ruin Jack’s career if he doesn’t give her what she wants, Wanda is found dead. Jack and Billi are put at the top of the suspect list, and Carrie is doggone determined to rescue them from a life behind bars.
What I Thought:

This was another great installment in the Barkery and Biscuits series.  If you are a dog lover, then this series is for you.  Carrie Kennersly and all the inhabitants of Knobcone Heights are back,and so is Jack Loroco who wants to buy a recipe for VimPets. When a friend of Carrie's friend, Billi becomes interested in Jack, it raises the ire of one of Jack's co-workers, Wanda. Of course, Wanda is found murdered, so Carrie has to get involved to help out her friend.  There were many twists and turns in this book that kept it really interesting, and since I am a dog lover, reading about all the wonderful dogs was a huge plus.  Linda Johnston is an excellent writer and I found myself engrossed in this one fairly quickly.  I look forward to more in this series.

I received a complimentary copy of this book.

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About The Author –

Linda O. Johnston’s first published fiction appeared in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine and won the Robert L. Fish Memorial Award for Best First Mystery Short Story of the year. Since then, Linda, a former lawyer who is now a full-time writer, has published more short stories, novellas, and 38 romance and mystery novels, including the Pet Rescue Mystery Series, a spinoff from her Kendra Ballantyne, Pet-Sitter mysteries for Berkley Prime Crime, and Harlequin Romantic Suspense as well as the Alpha Force paranormal romance miniseries for Harlequin Nocturne. She additionally writes the Superstition Mysteries for Midnight Ink. Her latest cozy mystery series, the Barkery and Biscuits Mysteries are also from Midnight Ink.


Author Links:

Webpage: www.LindaOJohnston.com

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

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

The Final Vow


The Final Vow
by Amanda Flower




The Final Vow (A Living History Museum Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Midnight Ink (May 8, 2017)
Paperback: 288 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0738745923
E-Book ASIN: B01LWKJTY7

Synopsis

Summer weddings in Barton Farm's picturesque church are standard procedure for museum director Kelsey Cambridge. At least they were until the Cherry Foundation, which supports the museum, orders Kelsey to host her ex-husband's wedding on Farm grounds.
Ambitious wedding planner Vianna Pine is determined to make the bride's Civil War-themed wedding perfect. But each time Vianna's vision threatens the integrity and safety of the Farm, Kelsey has to intervene.
When Kelsey finds Vianna's dead body at the foot of the church steps, everyone's plans fall apart. With both the wedding and Barton Farm at risk of being permanently shut down, Kelsey has to work hard to save her own happily ever after.
What I Thought:

This is one of my favorite series and this installment was just as good as the other two in this series.  Even though this is a series, the titles can be read as stand alones because Amanda Flower does such a good job of explaining the background in each book.  In this installment,  Krissie, who is Kelsey's ex-husband's fiancĂ© wants to get married at the chapel on Barton Farm.  Kelsey thinks it is a bad idea for several reasons, but Krissie's father makes it happen.  When the wedding planner is found dead, of course Kelsey has to get involved to help her beloved Barton Farm.  This was well written and flowed well.  There were many twists and turns to keep me guessing, which is what I like in a cozy mystery. The ending came as a total surprise.  I have come to care about these characters in this series, and I can not wait to read more about them.

I received a complimentary copy of this book.



About This Author

Amanda Flower, a two-time Agatha Award-nominated mystery author, started her writing career in elementary school when she read a story she wrote to her sixth grade class and had the class in stitches with her description of being stuck on the top of a Ferris wheel. She knew at that moment she’d found her calling of making people laugh with her words. She also writes mysteries as national bestselling author Isabella Alan. In addition to being an author, Amanda is an academic librarian for a small college near Cleveland.
Author Links:

Website: http://amandaflower.com/

Pen Name Website: http://isabellaalan.com/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/aflowerwriter

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3412728.Amanda_Flower

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/aflowerwriter/

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

A Good Day to Buy


































A Good Day to Buy (A Sarah W. Garage Sale Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
4th in Series
Kensington (April 25, 2017)
Mass Market Paperback: 288 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1496707512
E-Book ASIN: B01JEJCA4G

Synopsis

HER BROTHER IS NO BARGAIN
When Sarah Winston’s estranged brother Luke shows up on her doorstep, asking her not to tell anyone he’s in town—especially her ex, the chief of police—the timing is strange, to say the least. Hours earlier, Sarah’s latest garage sale was taped off as a crime scene following the discovery of a murdered Vietnam vet and his gravely injured wife—her clients, the Spencers.
BUT IS HE A KILLER?
All Luke will tell Sarah is that he’s undercover, investigating a story. Before she can learn more, he vanishes as suddenly as he appeared. Rummaging through his things for a clue to his whereabouts, Sarah comes upon a list of veterans and realizes that to find her brother, she’ll have to figure out who killed Mr. Spencer. And all without telling her ex . . .


What I Thought:


This was another great installment in the Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery Series.  Sarah is still working to get her garage sale business off the ground, deal with her ex-husband who is police chief, and on top of all that, her brother shows up unexpectedly.  When her latest garage sale client ends up dead, her brother is the main suspect.  This one had a lot of twists and turns in it.  Sarah just keeps developing more and more making for a very likable character.  The plot was great in this one as have been all the books in this series.  I look forward to more in this series.


I received a complimentary copy of this book.





About The Author

Agatha award nominated author, Sherry Harris, started bargain hunting in second grade at her best friend’s yard sale. She honed her bartering skills as she moved around the country while her husband served in the Air Force. Sherry uses her love of garage sales, her life as a military spouse, and her time living in Massachusetts as inspiration for the Sarah Winston Garage Sale series.
Author Links – 
Webpage – https://sherryharrisauthor.com/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/sherry.n.harris.1
Twitter – https://twitter.com/SHarrisAuthor
GoodReads  – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6208827.Sherry_Harris
Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.com/snhgrad/
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