New academic mystery |(with giveaway and character interview!): The Spirit in Question by Cynthia Kuhn

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English professor Lila Maclean knew drama would be involved when she agreed to consult on Stonedale University’s production of Puzzled: The Musical. But she didn’t expect to find herself cast into such chaos: the incomprehensible play is a disaster, the crumbling theater appears to be haunted, and, before long, murder takes center stage. The show … Continue reading New academic mystery |(with giveaway and character interview!): The Spirit in Question by Cynthia Kuhn

New campus cozy: A Very Merry Murder (A Professor Prather Mystery) by Mary Angela

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It’s December in Copper Bluff, and from hillside to hallowed hall, everyone is merry—or will be as soon as semester break arrives. Students are studying, professors are grading, and Emmeline Prather is anticipating the university-sponsored holiday concert. Friend and colleague Lenny Jenkins will be accompanying the visiting quartet, Jazz Underground, and Em can’t think of … Continue reading New campus cozy: A Very Merry Murder (A Professor Prather Mystery) by Mary Angela

Glitter Bomb (A Scrapbooking Mystery) by Laura Childs with Terrie Farley Moran

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An exploding Mardi Gras float has got to be the strangest murder weapon scrappy sleuth Carmela Bertrand has ever encountered in this latest Scrapbooking Mystery from the New York Times bestselling author. It’s Mardi Gras in New Orleans and scrapbook shop owner Carmela Bertrand is excited to be attending the Pluvius Parade along with her … Continue reading Glitter Bomb (A Scrapbooking Mystery) by Laura Childs with Terrie Farley Moran

A new Washington Whodunit and Giveaway: K Street Killing by Colleen J. Shogan

Another Washington Whodunit from Colleen Shogan, author of the wonderful Calamity at the Continental Club! It’s the height of campaign season, and instead of relishing newlywed bliss with her husband Doug Hollingsworth, Capitol Hill staffer Kit Marshall is busy with a tough reelection fight for her boss, member of Congress Maeve Dixon. Before Maeve and her … Continue reading A new Washington Whodunit and Giveaway: K Street Killing by Colleen J. Shogan

A New #Whisky Business Mystery: Deadly Dram by Melinda Mullet

Distillery owner Abigail Logan discovers that high spirits are no match for a cold-blooded killer as the Whisky Business Mystery series puts a fatal twist on stiff competition. It’s been a year since globe-trotting photojournalist Abi Logan inherited Abbey Glen, a whisky distillery in the heart of the Scottish countryside. To her surprise, the village … Continue reading A New #Whisky Business Mystery: Deadly Dram by Melinda Mullet

Stabbed in the Baklava (A Kebab Kitchen Mystery) by Tina Kashian

Lucy Berberian has taken over her family’s Mediterranean restaurant on the Jersey Shore after an unsatisfying stint at a Philadelphia law firm. It’s great to be back in her old beach town, even if she’s turning into a seasoned sleuth . . . Catering a high-society wedding should bring in some big income for Kebab … Continue reading Stabbed in the Baklava (A Kebab Kitchen Mystery) by Tina Kashian

“Okay, who needs to die?”

What genre do you write?  I write mysteries that don’t have explicit sex or violence, so technically they’re in the “cozy mystery” category, although that might be a little misleading. I think that because of the success of series like “The Cat Who…” and the Hannah Swensen mysteries, sometimes people expect cozies to have cats … Continue reading “Okay, who needs to die?”

S’more Murders (A Five-Ingredient Mystery) by Maya Corrigan

The owner of the yacht, who collects memorabilia related to the disaster, wants Val to serve the last meal the Titanic passengers ate . . . while his guests play a murder-mystery game. But it is the final feast for one passenger who disappears from the ship. And that’s only the tip of the iceberg.