Hot to Trot by M.C. Beaton and R.W. Green

At the tail end of 2019 longtime mystery and romance author M.C. Beaton passed away. The outpouring from fans was immense, and the realization that her two most famous detectives, Agatha Raisin and Hamish Macbeth, had nabbed their last murderers hit me particularly hard—I was actually holding one of her books when I heard theContinue reading “Hot to Trot by M.C. Beaton and R.W. Green”

Peachy Scream by Anna Gerard

Nina Fleet is happy to welcome a troupe of Shakespearean performers into her bed and breakfast—mostly because she didn’t realize Harry Westcott, her sometimes enemy, serves as their director. As the campy group settles in, though, Harry quickly becomes the least of her worries. Backstage drama, personal squabbles, and a series of pranks regularly derailContinue reading “Peachy Scream by Anna Gerard”

Little Bookshop of Murder by Maggie Blackburn

Summer Merriweather thought she was done with Brigid’s Island, North Carolina. Embarrassed by her mom’s beach-read themed bookstore, she’s spent her adult life toiling in real literature and building up her reputation as a Shakespeare scholar. However, when her mother, Hildy, dies of a suspected heart attack, Summer rushes back to the island for theContinue reading “Little Bookshop of Murder by Maggie Blackburn”

Murder Most Sweet by Laura Jensen Walker

Everyone in Lake Potawatomi knows Teddie St. John. Though to be fair, everyone knows everyone in tiny Lake Potawatomi. However, as a cozy mystery author and expert baker with a penchant for stylish scarves, Teddie has certainly found her own way to stand out. Unfortunately, after losing one of those scarves at a book signingContinue reading “Murder Most Sweet by Laura Jensen Walker”

Chili Cauldron Curse by Lynn Cahoon

When her grandmother, affectionately known as Grans, needs help getting a local food bank in working order, Mia Malone jumps at the chance to return to return to Magic Springs, Idaho. While the trip’s worth it to just be part of something worthwhile, Mia also has to admit it’s nice spending time in a communityContinue reading “Chili Cauldron Curse by Lynn Cahoon”

Midsummer Dreams at Mill Grange by Jenny Kane

When Thea Thomas needs an escape, she finds the perfect opportunity: leading the restoration of a Victorian manor, Mill Grange. And while she’s more than capable of taking on the job, the volunteer team and their leader, Mable Hastings, don’t seem keen on relinquishing any control. But with time running out, Thea and Mable willContinue reading “Midsummer Dreams at Mill Grange by Jenny Kane”