The Marmalade Murders: A Penny Brannigan Mystery by Elizabeth J. Duncan

The latest book in an award-winning mystery series, celebrated for its small-town charm and picturesque Welsh setting and starring amateur sleuth Penny Brannigan. The competition is friendly and just a little fierce at the annual Llanelen agricultural show as town and country folk gather for the outdoor judging of farm animals and indoor judging of … Continue reading The Marmalade Murders: A Penny Brannigan Mystery by Elizabeth J. Duncan

Why I Write Cozies: Guest post and new Haunted Library Mystery from Allison Brook

Carrie Singleton is just about done with Clover Ridge, Connecticut until she’s offered a job as the head of programs and events at the spooky local library, complete with its own librarian ghost. Her first major event is a program presented by a retired homicide detective, Al Buckley, who claims he knows who murdered Laura … Continue reading Why I Write Cozies: Guest post and new Haunted Library Mystery from Allison Brook

A New Nosy Parkers Mystery: The Case of the Clobbered Cad by Debra E. Marvin

>>> Enter to win a prize package including books and a custom table runner <<< Inspired by the famous Girl Detective, the members of the Olentangy Heights Girls’ Detective Society, affectionately known as the Nosy Parkers, spent their formative years studying criminology, codes, and capers. Unfortunately, opportunities to put their unique skills to work were … Continue reading A New Nosy Parkers Mystery: The Case of the Clobbered Cad by Debra E. Marvin

New Elmwood Confidential Cozy Mystery: Dead Air and Double Dares

Crystal Cropper, editor of the Elmwood Gazette, has added incentive in finding out who killed Horace Q. Ogilvie, owner of the local radio station and the most reviled man in town. Horace turns up dead minutes before he is supposed to broadcast his next malicious editorial, designed to destroy yet another Elmwood luminary. Fortunately for … Continue reading New Elmwood Confidential Cozy Mystery: Dead Air and Double Dares

How I started writing my first mystery: Guest post and #Giveaway on The Pulp and Mystery Shelf

One day back in 2011, I was exercising on the elliptical machine and reading a popular cozy mystery. As I pedaled, I found myself mentally editing the book: “Don’t show everyone laughing and laughing; either the line was funny or it wasn’t.” “You’re spending way too much time on the cat.” Finally I realized I … Continue reading How I started writing my first mystery: Guest post and #Giveaway on The Pulp and Mystery Shelf

Guest post and #Giveaway: What to read after you’ve read all the contemporary campus cozies

As a cozy fan who works in academia, I love to read (and write) cozy mysteries that take place on college campuses or feature sleuthing professors. While there are some great contemporary campus cozies, there aren’t, nearly enough. Campus cozies are greatly outnumbered by cat, culinary, and craft subgenres.But if you’re willing to broaden your … Continue reading Guest post and #Giveaway: What to read after you’ve read all the contemporary campus cozies

Who is Ettore Sottsass, and why does my heroine’s love interest have his sofa? Guest post and #Giveaway

I think The Black Thumb will appeal especially to residents and vacationers of Hawai′i, people with green thumbs (or black thumbs, like me), people in academia, proud Albanian-Americans, and fans of Frankie's other books. Read more: Jane Reads: The Black Thumb by Frankie Bow | Blog Tour with Review, Guest Post, and Giveaway KEEP UP WITH PROMOTIONS, EVENTS, AND … Continue reading Who is Ettore Sottsass, and why does my heroine’s love interest have his sofa? Guest post and #Giveaway

Guest Post and #Giveaway on Author Annette Drake’s Blog

Things that inspired The Black Thumb, in no particular order: Undermine-y people who serve up backhanded compliments and are astonished when you take offense; the utter wretchedness of the academic job market; DNA analysis; blended families; the Completion Agenda; and, of course, tropical gardening. Source: Annette’s blog | Author Annette Drake KEEP UP WITH PROMOTIONS, … Continue reading Guest Post and #Giveaway on Author Annette Drake’s Blog