As the Christmas Cookie Crumbles (A Food Lovers’ Village Mystery): Interview with Author Leslie Budewitz

Erin is one smart cookie, but can she keep the holiday spirit—and herself—alive till Christmas? In Jewel Bay, all is merry and bright. At Murphy’s Mercantile, AKA the Merc, manager Erin Murphy is ringing in the holiday season with food, drink, and a new friend: Merrily Thornton. A local girl gone wrong, Merrily has turned … Continue reading As the Christmas Cookie Crumbles (A Food Lovers’ Village Mystery): Interview with Author Leslie Budewitz

New from Ellen Byron: A Cajun Christmas Killing

>>>Enter to Win a hardcover copy of A Cajun Christmas Killing (plus swag)<<< Maggie Crozat is back home in bayou country during the most magical time of the year. In Pelican, Louisiana, Christmastime is a season of giant bonfires on the levee, zydeco carols, and pots of gumbo. Except, this year, the Grinch has come … Continue reading New from Ellen Byron: A Cajun Christmas Killing

New First in Series: A Christmas Peril (A Theater Cop Mystery)

>>> Enter to win a print copy (U.S. only) <<<When Edwina “Sully” Sullivan’s life imploded, she left behind her job on the police force and her unfaithful husband to start a new life as the general manager of her hometown theater, the Cliffside Theater Company. For five years, she focused on budgets instead of crimes … Continue reading New First in Series: A Christmas Peril (A Theater Cop Mystery)

New Sewing Cozy: Better Off Thread

Santa finds himself in a stitch of trouble in the tenth in the series from the national bestselling author of The Stitching Hour… Marcy is busy helping her customers make hand-crafted ornaments at her embroidery shop, the Seven-Year Stitch. But despite the yuletide bustle, when her friend Captain Moe asks for her help, she can’t … Continue reading New Sewing Cozy: Better Off Thread

A new Italian Kitchen cozy mystery: The Seven Course Christmas Killer by Rosie Genova

Culinary mystery author Rosie Genova has a new novella out just in time for Christmas!On Christmas Eve, someone might be sleeping with the fishes. . . Rosie Genova, author of the Italian Kitchen Mysteries, serves up a new dish this week with the release of her e-book holiday novella, The Seven Course Christmas Killer: A … Continue reading A new Italian Kitchen cozy mystery: The Seven Course Christmas Killer by Rosie Genova

The Type of Presents That Bring The Most Happiness

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Material purchases can bring as much happiness as experiential ones, but in time-release form.    The finding is fascinating because until now studies have suggested that experiential purchases are superior. Experiential purchases include things like holidays, concert tickets or visits to a spa. Material purchases, though, can provide just as much pleasure in the long-run, … Continue reading The Type of Presents That Bring The Most Happiness

THE SILENCE OF THE CHIHUAHUAS

Pepe, aspiring P.I. Geri Sullivan’s muy clever Chihuahua, has stopped talking. But why now, with Geri’s best friend Brad missing and her ditzy sister in grave danger? Geri’s lost without Pepe’s dogged detective work, especially when a client of Brad’s expires under very murky circumstances. Luckily, Pepe turns out to be an excelente blogger, and … Continue reading THE SILENCE OF THE CHIHUAHUAS

Preorder now for 99 cents: The Case of the Defunct Adjunct

A forbidden kiss. A death in plain sight. And the faculty meeting’s just begun. Forced to attend the Student Retention Office’s summer retreat, Professor Molly Barda brings her game of buzzword bingo to fend off boredom. But when the lecherous Kent Lovely, Mahina State’s one-man hostile work environment, collapses face-first into his haupia cheesecake, the … Continue reading Preorder now for 99 cents: The Case of the Defunct Adjunct

In memory of Joyce Lavene: Author interview and giveaway, A Dickens of a Murder

Christmas at Canterville! Lisa Wellman and Simon Canterville are surprised to find a dead man on their roof in the midst of rushing to open the Canterville Book Shop in time for the holidays. And not just any dead man – Ebenezer Hart – the man who opposed the book shop opening in Olde Town, … Continue reading In memory of Joyce Lavene: Author interview and giveaway, A Dickens of a Murder

The Adventures of Alice Mongoose and Alistair Rat scheduled for a special reissue in 2015

The adventures of Alice Mongoose and her best friend, the gentle and dapper Alistair Rat, will be coming out later this year in e-book format. Stay tuned! #TwoLittleHousesinaCaneField #Friendship

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Alice Mongoose and Alistair Rat

Alice Mongoose and Alistair Rat are back! A new generation of children in Hawaii and beyond will be able to enjoy  the gentle humor, practical life lessons, and charming illustrations of Mary Pfaff, known in her day as “the Beatrix Potter of Hawaii.”

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