Island Confidential

Souffle of Suspicion, a new French Bistro Mystery by Daryl Wood Gerber

The buoyant mood at Bistro Rousseau deflates when Chef Camille’s sister, Renee, turns up dead in the chef’s kitchen, and Mimi Rousseau must tease the real killer out of a mélange of menacing characters. Crush Week in Nouvelle Vie is a madhouse—in a good way. Tourists pour into town for the pressing of the Napa … Continue reading Souffle of Suspicion, a new French Bistro Mystery by Daryl Wood Gerber

Tied Up with Strings, an Imajin Qwickies® Mystery/Crime Novella (and tea giveaway)

Big mysteries often come in small packages… When curmudgeonly private detective Betty Grape visits a young friend, who is housesitting in a remote village in England for Christmas vacation, something seems out of place. Her friend, Catia, is visibly nervous. Is she worried about the young men in the decrepit caravan in next door’s back … Continue reading Tied Up with Strings, an Imajin Qwickies® Mystery/Crime Novella (and tea giveaway)

One more item for my lava-emergency go-bag: A tiny espresso machine.

Vintage Maxwell House ad

Nanopresso operates through a hand-powered system. Just load water and your favorite blend of finely ground espresso in the right compartments, screw it back together, and pump the button on the side. Soon you'll have a shot of espresso you can squeeze directly into the detachable cup. via This Tiny Espresso Machine Fits in Your … Continue reading One more item for my lava-emergency go-bag: A tiny espresso machine.

Bad Time To Be In It: A Blu Carraway Mystery (with Giveaway and Author Interview)

The past is never past. Sometimes it repeats itself. And sometimes it comes back to pay a visit. Blu Carraway, flush with cash and back in business, never had it so good. Or so he thought.The reality is his love life is in shambles, his business partner is spending too much time with women half … Continue reading Bad Time To Be In It: A Blu Carraway Mystery (with Giveaway and Author Interview)

Where everyone has a green thumb

I really did have a lot to learn about gardening. I was not one of those persons gifted with a green thumb. In fact, I seemed to have the opposite of a green thumb, whatever that would be. A red thumb? That didn’t sound right, although green and red opposed each other on the color … Continue reading Where everyone has a green thumb

New Mah Jongg Mystery and Author Interview: Bamboozled by Barbara Barrett

Essential oils distributor Dorcas Wiley is the boss everyone loves to hate. So when she turns up dead, killed by her own trophy, disgruntled saleswoman Cathy Broderick is the obvious suspect in her murder. Despite opportunity, motive and incriminating evidence, Cathy declares her innocence and enlists her mah jongg pals—Sydney Bonner and her cronies Marianne, … Continue reading New Mah Jongg Mystery and Author Interview: Bamboozled by Barbara Barrett

New library mystery and character interview: Spook in the Stacks by Eva Gates

Halloween in North Carolina’s Outer Banks becomes seriously tricky when librarian Lucy Richardson stumbles across something extra unusual in the rare books section: a dead body. Wealthy businessman Jay Ruddle is considering donating his extensive collection of North Carolina historical documents to the Bodie Island Lighthouse Library, but the competition for the collection is fierce. … Continue reading New library mystery and character interview: Spook in the Stacks by Eva Gates

Guest Post and Giveaway: Connie di Marco, author of Tail of the Dragon, a Zodiac Mystery

San Francisco astrologer Julia Bonatti never thought murder would be part of her practice, but when her former boss and current client asks for help she agrees to go undercover at his law firm. Three people have received death threats and the only common denominator between them is a case long settled--the infamous Bank of … Continue reading Guest Post and Giveaway: Connie di Marco, author of Tail of the Dragon, a Zodiac Mystery