I don’t listen to a ton of podcasts, but I’ve really been enjoying Double Threat hosted by Julie Klausner and Tom Scharpling. In a recent episode, they took a deep dive into chili cook-off competitions with a couple of special guests. As anyone who has ever spent more than a second looking at my bookshelves knows, I’m a massive fan of cozy mysteries, so I was thrilled that they featured author Kylie Logan and her Chili Cook-Off Mystery series. While it was great hearing her talk about the wild world of chili, my favorite part was toward the end of her segment when she mentioned she has a new series coming out later this year under a new penname. Her blurb was only a few seconds long, but that’s all she needed to hook me: a romance bookshop owner who solves murders. Unfortunately, it’s not out until September—so long from now that its cover hasn’t been revealed yet. I cannot wait.
Today I’m waiting for…
From the publisher:
Love meets murder in this new cozy mystery series set in a quirky romance bookstore, with a heroine to die for.
Lizzie Hale may be the lucky owner of a successful romance bookshop, Love Under the Covers, but she’s decidedly un-lucky in love. Though she’s read almost every famous romance novelist, from Austen to Sparks, none have helped her figure out how to get—and keep—a man.
But Lizzie has bigger problems to worry about. Like murder.
When Brody Pierce, swoon-worthy ranch owner and resident bachelor, is found stabbed through the chest, hearts were heard breaking all over idyllic Tinker’s Creek. But when Lizzie’s aunt is implicated in the murder, she’s determined to clear her name. Lizzie quickly realizes that Brody was a hunk with many hidden secrets, and she’s soon leafing through a stack of suspects longer than Brody’s list of lovers.
With the killer still on the loose, Lizzie will have to find the truth before this act of passion ignites a fire she can’t put out.
Title: Death of a Red-Hot Rancher
Series: Love is Murder #1
Author: Mimi Granger
Publisher: Berkley Books
Expected Publication: September 07, 2021
Classification: Cozy Mystery
Note: Can’t Wait Wednesday is a feature hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings, so be sure to check out her weekly post to find other participants. Fair warning: don’t be surprised if you come away with an expanded TBR pile.