A Delightful Cozy Mystery: The Reek of Red Herrings By Catriona McPherson


Catriona McPherson returns with another delightful cozy mystery, this time, set in a seaside fishing town. The Reek of Red Herrings is the newest addition in the Dandy Gilver series, and those who love PG Widehouse, Dorothy L Sayers or Agatha Christie will certainly love this title. A Brief Summary:  On the rain-drenched, wind-battered Banffshire

A notable cozy mystery: Glow of Death

Jane K. Cleland once owned a New Hampshire-based antiques and rare books business. But she doesn’t only cover antiques: She is also an extremely accomplished mystery writer. She is the author of eleven Josie Prescott Antiques Mysteries (a cozy mystery series), all from St. Martin’s Minotaur and three short stories published by Alfred Hitchcock Mystery

An Award-Winning Debut: Sun, Sand, Murder

John Keyse-Walkers beat out hundreds of other novel entries to become the winner of Minotaur/Mystery Writers of America First Novel Award in 2015. His great debut, Sun, Sand, Murder, is a mix of cozy mystery and police procedural and is highly recommended. A Brief Summary:  As a Special Constable, Teddy Creque is the only police

Good Cozy Mystery Reads: Our 7 Picks

According to to Wikipedia, “Cozy mysteries, also referred to simply as “cozies”, are a subgenre of crime fiction in which sex and violence are downplayed or treated humorously, and the crime and detection take place in a small, socially intimate community.”  If this type of novel is your cup of tea, we have some good

A notable cozy mystery – A Woman Unknown

A Woman Unknown

Frances Brody, one of the well-known authors behind some amazing cozy novels has released a new novel titled A Woman Unknown. The book is a combination of an intriguing whodunit plot and nostalgic post-WWI English country setting. A Brief Summary:  The Woman Unknown: Deirdre Fitzpatrick is married to a man who wants to know where she

A very funny and smart mystery: Phantom Angel

Phantom Angel is the first book we read from the Edgar winner David Handler and wow! what a book…we really enjoyed reading the new installment of the private eye series featuring Benji Golden and we think you will love this character as well. A Brief Summary:  When it comes to tracking down teen runaways, there is

A Fun Mystery Novel: Gretel and the Case of the Missing Frog Prints

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The new fun mystery title by New York Times bestselling author P. J. Brackston of The Witch’s Daughter, is a great mix of historical and cozy mystery with fairy tale. Gretel and the Case of the Missing Frog Prints was definitely a fun read for us. A Brief Summary:  Bavaria, 1776. When Albrecht Durer the Much

New in Bed and Breakfast Mysteries: “Clam Wake”

The 29th addition to USA Today bestselling author Mary Daheim’s bed and breakfast mystery series, Clam Wake, just came out last week and was great to read yet another awesome cozy featuring the familiar characters we have become used to in Daheim’s novels. A Brief Summary: With the holidays gone and Hillside Manor almost empty,

New Collection of Short Mysteries: Small Plates

One can say that writing short mysteries are actually harder than novels. If an author can pull it off, the result would something lasting…like Sherlock Holmes! In that spirit, Agatha Award winner Katherine Hall Page presents a book of short stories featuring her famed heroine Faith Fairchild. For years, Katherine Hall Page has delighted readers

Two New Cozy Mysteries

Henery Press, which is a boutique publishing house specializing in cozy mysteries, has two new book out by the authors Gigi Pandian and Annette Dashofy. Dashofy’s Circle of Influence has an interesting story which reminded us of Louis Penny’s Inspector Gamache novels. Pirate Vishnu on the other hand has more adventure in it and is

Cozy Mystery “Double Dip” By Gretchen Archer

Gretchen Archer is a Tennessee housewife who began writing when her daughters, seeking higher educations, ran off and left her. She lives on Lookout Mountain with her husband, son, and a Yorkie named Bently. Double Dip is her second novel in the Davis Way crime caper series. A Brief Summary: It’s Davis Way’s first slot-tournament