So for this week I want to pay contribute to cozy mysteries. I love them the most when it comes to my favorites. Some are a little corky, fun, and serious when they need to be. This week’s theme are mysteries on the sweet side. Syrup, cookies, and chocolate, what else could one want? All from Fresh Fiction with each link to follow. Enjoy!
My first one here is Cookies and Screams. And I thought making cookies were murder free.
Maple MayhemCookies and Screams is another one that I enjoyed. This is also so a sweet mystery but this time in a town known for its maple syrup. It is left up to Dani to find out who is vandalizing the local syrup production.
Michelle has to protect her reputation and that of her chocolates when another shop owner is found dead… with a box of Michelle’s homemade chocolates! Was she poison? Death is LikeaBox of Chocolates is one great cozy mystery.
I am trying to get back to posting my weekly reviews. I have been so busy reviewing for Fresh Fiction that I have not done the stack for my blog that are beside my bed. So I’ll share the one’s from Fresh Fiction for the next few weeks.
I’ll start with four from Fresh Fiction that I reviewed last year and the first one is by an author I love. Deadly Forecast is the review of one of my favorite cozy mystery writers Victoria Laurie. Please read my review from this link and let me know what you might think.
Now this next review is on a collection of stories from some of the greatest mystery writer ever in my opinion. Faceoff has such writers as Joseph Finder and R. L. Stine! You might not want to read this book at night. 🙂
So this last book that I will share the review with you is not a mystery but a heartwarming story about a mother and daughter that each fine love where they are not looking for it. Butternut Summer is such a sweet wholesome story.
Another book that I could not get out of my mind for days was Don’t Look Back! Written by Gregg Hurwitz, it is a terrifying novel that will keep you up at night for sure. I could not read it at night. Well, at least not with the lights off! (I read it on my Nook.) Don’t Look Back
I’ve been busy posting reviews for Freshfiction for the last few months. So I will spend the next few blogs sharing with you some of those links. Most are mysteries, suspense and a few romances. So if you are looking for some great novels, check out the reviews below.
Here is a review that I did earlier this summer. Death At The Door, written by Carolyn G. Hart, is a great mystery that will remind you of the game, Clue. So if you loved that then you will love this book.
If you are looking for a cozy read then Independence Slay is a great one even if it is the month of October. The setting is in a little town that is celebrating Independence Day when something terrible goes wrong. This is not just a summer read, and can be enjoyed at anytime of the year.
In the novel The Competition written by Marcia Clark, Rachel Knight is a prosecutor who has made the news on other famous cases. Now she with the help of a police detective, Bailey Keller is out to find the shooters of the worse school shooting ever. However, it looks to be two students from the school who had taken their own lives in the school library. Though sometimes things do not look the way they seem. This duo will stop at nothing to get to the bottom once they find out that the two dead students in the library are not the killers.
This novel had so many twist and turns in the storyline that you did not get lost or confused. With Marcia Clark experience in real life with District Court System, her novel was so believable that you will find it scary! My favorite type of novel, full of suspense!
Below, is a link to the review of the novel, Don’t Talk To Strangers, by Amanda Kyle Williams. I must say this was a great novel that reminded me of something I would watch on Lifetime.
It is about a small town where two teenage girls have shown up dead at the bottom of a stream. Sheriff Meltzer is called in from another town to help investigate because she has the reputation for cases like this and solving them. However, not everyone wants her there. Please read my review to get more details.
Again this week I have two reviews to share with you that I wrote for Fresh Fiction. They were both great books that I recommend for the summer. Both are new releases and I am glad that I had the chance to read and post my reviews. The two links are below and I hope that you enjoy them as well!
This first novel is Murder She Wrote, Aloha Betrayed by Jessica Fletcher and Donald Bain and it is my first Murder She Wrote novel that I have read.