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Bargain: Cozy Mystery

Bargain of the day is a cozy mystery! Inn Keeping with Murder

When seventy-three year old, Martha Denton drops dead into her peach cobbler at the St. Claire Inn, no one is surprised. After all, Martha had a heart condition. But when her death is ruled a murder, the inn’s owner, Julia Applegate, becomes the prime suspect. Julia recruits her “sixty-something” group of friends to launch their own investigation. Together with the inn’s resident ghosts, including Julia’s recently deceased mother who has learned to use a cell phone, they go after the truth. Add to that a talking parrot who likes to quote old movies, a Harlequin Great Dane, two miniature Dachshunds, a very handsome detective (or two), and get ready for a romp down mystery lane!

Anyone read it? Sounds interesting and has a lot of good reviews.

Posted: November 17, 2017
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Bargain: Mystery

Aunt Dimity and the Family Tree If you’ve fallen behind on this series, now is your chance to pick up book 16 at $1.99. These are normally quite expensive books~

After a dizzying time Down Under, Lori Shepherd returns to Finch and finds that her wealthy father-in-law, William Willis, Sr., has just purchased a splendid ten-acre estate nearby. While William fends off local ladies intent on romance, Lori oversees the painstaking restoration of a peculiar painting found during renovations. It’s nothing Lori can’t handle-until moving furniture, strange sounds, and the theft of the painting prompt her to call on Aunt Dimity for help uncovering the estate’s shadowy past.

And something a little more thriller style:

Night Hush: Duty and Honor

When Army Intelligence officer Heather Langstrom’s military convoy is ambushed and she’s taken prisoner, she knows she’ll need all her strength and courage to survive, escape her captors, and report the whispers of unrest brewing in the Middle East.

Delta Force Captain Jace Reed isn’t one to throw caution to the wind, but when his team stumbles upon beaten and weak Heather fleeing the terrorist training camp they’ve been dispatched to destroy, he’ll risk everything to get her to safety.

Once back on base, they learn her convoy’s ambush was no accident … she’d been targeted. As the evidence of an impending attack mounts, Jace and Heather uncover a deadly terrorist plot that could kill hundreds of civilians.

But Jace’s protective instincts and Heather’s fierce independence put them at constant odds. And as they close in on the extremists, they must learn to trust one another in order to save innocent lives … even if it means sacrificing their own.

Posted: November 10, 2017
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Bargain: YA Fantasy

Trickster’s Choice – One of Tamora Pierce’s most popular books is on sale! (The second in the series is also on sale). I haven’t read this one, although I’ve read other books by her. I tend to like her earlier stuff and Tricksters would qualify. (I did not like the Beka Cooper series although the first in that series was excellent).

Aly is from a family known for great deeds. She is the daughter of Alanna, the famed knight and King’s Champion of Tortall. But even though she is bold and brave, like her mother, her true talents lie on her father’s side, in the art of spying.

When Aly is captured by pirates and sold as a slave to an exiled royal family in the faraway Copper Isles, she strikes a bargain with the trickster god. If she can keep young noblewomen Sarai and Dove safe for the summer, then he will return Aly to her family. The task should be simple, but Sarai and Dove are anything but. It’s a time of murderous plotting at court, and Aly will need to rely on her training and the insights of a strange young man named Nawat to survive in a world where trust can cost you your life.

Posted: November 8, 2017
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Book Discussion: Pinned Post Week 16

I may have featured this one before, but I don’t know if it was on sale. It’s on sale now and it looks like a good historical mystery.

Mrs. Roosevelt’s Confidante

December 1941. Soon after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Winston Churchill arrives in Washington, D.C., along with special agent Maggie Hope. Posing as his typist, she is accompanying the prime minister as he meets with President Roosevelt to negotiate the United States’ entry into World War II. When one of the First Lady’s aides is mysteriously murdered, Maggie is quickly drawn into Mrs. Roosevelt’s inner circle—as ER herself is implicated in the crime. Maggie knows she must keep the investigation quiet, so she employs her unparalleled skills at code breaking and espionage to figure out who would target Mrs. Roosevelt, and why. What Maggie uncovers is a shocking conspiracy that could jeopardize American support for the war and leave the fate of the world hanging dangerously in the balance.

And what looks to be a cute cozy fantasy!

Death Retires

Death’s not taking a holiday, he’s retired.

Or he was, until murder intrudes on his quiet retirement plans. Geoff’s stalked by ghosts, and his former bosses have saddled him with the care of a possessed bobcat. With his beautiful neighbor Sylvie and his cat’s help, can he solve a fiendish crime?

Posted: November 5, 2017
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Bargains: Spooks and Romance

It appears a few of us are without something to read. So I hunted down some bargains. Could be good. Or not. Who knows? If you do, tell!!!

The Curious Case of the Cursed Spectacles

When Cecilia Parish is summoned to her hometown of Destiny Point to aid her sick uncle and his antique curiosity shop, she has no idea that her life is about to change in magical and dangerous ways. An antique and curiosity shop is a mystical place. The items held within have their own story, sometimes centuries old. But there are other more sinister curiosities held within certain antique shops throughout the world. These antiquities are cursed and can cause ill effects to the owner and even death. Cecilia’s uncle is one such collector who searches for cursed antiques to hide them away from unsuspecting souls and those who want to use their power for nefarious reasons.

Gray Wolf Mate

Shifters came out to the public eight years ago and, since then, the world has never been the same for many.

Tess Janver and Cole Cavanaugh fell deeply in love in college … then he disappeared without a word. She feared the worst, or thought she had. After seven years, he returns as a beefed up version of his former self. That’s not the only thing different. As someone working in a preternatural criminal investigation unit and the daughter of a senator determined to rid the world of dangerous shifters, Tess is caught between performing her duty to humans, protecting the only family she has left and risking her heart to a man who once destroyed it.

Cole had no choice in becoming a Gallize shifter, a secret group of apex predators at the top of the food chain for their kind, and now faces a deadline from a fatal mating curse he can’t stop. The only woman he’s ever loved is human and wouldn’t survive bonding with him. He never planned on Tess finding out he was a wolf shifter, but she’s in danger from a rogue pack. He’s not leaving until she’s safe … and he has a chance to redeem himself in her eyes before his time is up.

Enjoy a fast-paced, high-action romantic tale. Each book in the series is a stand alone.

Posted: October 25, 2017
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Bargain: Mystery

This looked intriguing. Body in the Transept

For Dorothy Martin, a widowed American who’s moved to the England she so loves, the Christmas service is painful enough. It is her first holiday without Frank. And stumbling over the body of Canon Billings does nothing to improve her mood. Of course, she does get to meet Chief Constable Alan Nesbitt, and a good mystery on a chilly English night does have some appeal . . .


Posted: October 20, 2017
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Bargain: Non-Fiction: Behind the Scenes

I’ve had my eye on this one for a while and it’s now on sale for 99 cents. It’s been rewritten, annotated and retold various times, but this is the one I wanted. Behind the Scenes, 30 years a Slave and Four Years in the White House

An autobiographical narrative, BEHIND THE SCENES traces Elizabeth Keckley’s life from her enslavement in Virginia and North Carolina to her time as seamstress to Mary Todd Lincoln in the White House during Abraham Lincoln’s administration. It was quite controversial at the time of its release–an uncompromising work that transgressed Victorian boundaries between public and private life, and lines of race, gender, and society.

So many people built American into what it is today, very often from behind the scenes, working for freedom one stitch at a time.

Posted: October 17, 2017
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Book Review: The Flaw in All Magic

The Flaw in All Magic was an absolute gem of a read! I loved it! Great and fun characters, plenty of action, a good plot, wonderful world and world building–nary a word was wasted on boring descriptions either. This book moved right along and told a fun story. If you like Frank Tuttle, Mercedes Lackey, Helen Harper or any of my books, I think you’ll like this book.

This is an author I’ll be keeping an eye on. Five star read, a huge bargain, highly recommended.

Posted: October 15, 2017
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Book Discussion: Pinned Post Week 13

Oh, what to read this week! Last week, I read The Professor and the Bootlegger. I’d had it on my kindle for a while and somehow forgot all about it! Cute story, definitely a sweet romance, and because of the bootlegging angle it has more action than most. If you like romance books, you’ll like this one as a quick and fun historical beach read.

This week, I’m in the mood for…chocolate. But that doesn’t help with my reading selection! Just in time for Halloween–this ghost story sounded quite interesting!

’til Death

Sam Rockwell is a fledgling private investigator specializing in Returns, or, recently deceased ghosts with unfinished business. After his no-nonsense father is murdered and comes back, Sam takes the case hoping for a big break and a chance to win the heart of his Girl Friday.

Short on experience and long on the swagger of the dog-eared pulp fiction he keeps in his desk, Sam sets out to find his father’s killer only to find himself caught up in a madcap game of Cold War Intrigue as the Doomsday Clock inches close.

Secrets of the Past

Charlie Gilchrist has the unique gift, or curse, of retrocognition. Objects and artefacts are enough to trigger visions and he can see scenes from the past play out in front of him. When his brother asks him to meet an old friend who is managing a historical home, he has no idea what’s in store. Astrid Buchanan, estate manager at Addleston House, is struggling to make the venue a profitable tourist attraction. But Addleston has no real history or mystery behind it, and that’s a problem.

When a box of old letters and a diary is found under some floorboards, Astrid gets Charlie to look at them, thinking he might be able to unearth something from the house’s history to build on. But when Mrs. Toon, her colleague, gets wind of Charlie’s unorthodox methods, Astrid finds herself fighting for her job. As Charlie reads, he discovers that Richard Tunney – who used to own the house – was a difficult man, and cruel to Amelia, his second wife. Amelia hides herself in these long letters to her true love, Harry Bramall.
But Richard Tunney knows something is up, and tells a woman only identified as ‘Mary Ellen’, that she must read all letters Amelia sends and receives.

When disaster strikes, can Amelia and Harry’s love survive the trials of her vindictive husband? Who is Mary Ellen and what brought her to Addleston? And will Charlie solve the mystery before Astrid finds herself out of a job?

A sad love story set during the Regency period becomes a modern day mystery that will make Charlie Gilchrist confront his past, and come to terms with the gift that has kept him an outsider his entire life.

Posted: October 14, 2017
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A Freebie Cozy and New Release

The first in the Sally Nimitz series is free: The Death of Amelia Marsh

Sally Nimitz is a widow living in a small mid-western town with a satisfying ordinary life. She is invited to visit her neighbor one afternoon, an elderly lady with a charming English accent. When she arrives for the appointment, the lady is lying on her kitchen floor, dead from a blow to the head. Sally finds herself drawn into the puzzling crime; why would anyone want to kill Mrs. Marsh? As she looks for answers, Sally discovers a talent dormant within herself for solving such a puzzle. With the aid of two friends this budding female sleuth learns Amelia Marsh’s life was a mystery in itself, and there are secrets hidden in her past.

The latest two in the series are Ending the Varney Curse and Who Was Nathan Spencer?

Ending the Varney Curse

Sally is asked to assist in an ongoing undercover operation investigating shipping magnate Jock Varney. All she has to do is slip away to Phoenix for a few days to fill in as caregiver to Varney’s elderly mother, Elizabeth. And while doing that, carry out her primary assignment. It all goes smoothly.
So why, less than two weeks later, is Mrs. Varney’s regular companion standing at Sally’s front door with a suspicious mind and a lot of questions? One reason: her employer is dead and the loyal Vera Riley isn’t convinced it was natural causes.
And no wonder. The Varney family has experienced more than its share of sudden deaths. Sally and her two loyal assistants travel to California where they team up with Mrs. Riley to find out the truth. Who or what is behind the dark events plaguing the Varneys?

Who Was Nathan Spencer?

Miss Anne Carey’s affluent brother Ira consults her for advice. Should he loan his son Craig thirty thousand dollars although he cannot say what the money is for? This isn’t like Craig at all. Decidedly odd, agree Anne’s friends Sally Nimitz and George Thomas.

Craig gets the loan, and what began as puzzling quickly turns deadly. The money disappears, Craig is fighting for his life, and the name of an elusive older brother crops up in connection with the whole mess. Sally and George step up to help their dear friend’s family find answers. Who was Nathan Spencer? Was he responsible for robbery, kidnapping, and murder?

Posted: October 14, 2017
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