Month: July 2018

A Soufflé of Suspicion by Daryl Wood Gerber

July 22, 2018 | Filed Under: Book Review
A Soufflé of Suspicion by Daryl Wood Gerber

If you are new to cozy mysteries and want to give the genre a try I highly recommend starting with this series! It has been quite a while since I have been able to sit down and 5 star both books in a cozy series but this one deserves it! The heroine/sleuth (Mimi) is a pure delight! I love her personality, attitude, and the way she goes after solving mysteries that end up falling on her plate. The mysteries themselves can somewhat be predictable, although some may not be able to figure it out until the very end! And the recipes? SCRUMPTIOUS. I have never in my life wanted to cook french food but after reading about these delicious dishes? I know what I’ll be […]

A Deadly Éclair by Daryl Wood Gerber

July 20, 2018 | Filed Under: Book Review
A Deadly Éclair by Daryl Wood Gerber

A Deadly Eclair is the first book in a brand new cozy mystery series by Daryl Wood Gerber. This is a culinary mystery that revolves around delectable french foods, a new bistro, and a murder! The characters are fantastic. Readers will have a ton of fun sleuthing with Mimi and enjoy the company of the secondary characters who easily warmed my heart. There is a little bit of a romance in this one- which will be interesting to see how it grows in the coming books- and of course, a murder that will keep readers guessing until the very end. Top all of this with some amazing french recipes that you’ll want to try whipping up and you have yourself an absolute winner! Overall, I […]

Midnight Snacks are Murder by Libby Klein

July 18, 2018 | Filed Under: Book Review
Midnight Snacks are Murder by Libby Klein

This series is AH-MAY-ZING. If you like cozy mysteries, I HIGHLY recommend ready Poppy McAllister. These books are funny as hell! And, they have fantastic mysteries that keep you guessing until the very end! The only downside? The wait to get the next book!!! Gosh, I really can’t say enough good things about Libby Klein’s series. So I’ll keep it simple- READ THESE BOOKS. They feature a great cast of characters, a ton of humor and fun, and nearly unsolvable mysteries. This is now my favorite cozy mystery series to date! Previously, I would say Hannah Swensen was my favorite sleuth and baker, but Poppy McAllister has beat her.  I want to keep this review short and sweet because I don’t have too much to […]

Class Reunions are Murder by Libby Klein

July 16, 2018 | Filed Under: Book Review
Class Reunions are Murder by Libby Klein

Wohoo!!! I loved, loved, LOVED, this book! Class Reunions are Murder is the first book in the Poppy McAllister cozy mystery series and I know it is going to be a HUGE HIT among fans of this genre. It’s got everything I wanted in a cozy mystery and more! Gosh, the only thing that disappoints me is that I have to wait until July 2018 for the next installment!! This is a must read if you’re a fan of cozy mysteries. If you haven’t read much in the genre and want to try, this is a great place to start! MORE ABOUT THE STORY Poppy McAllister has hit an all time low in her life. Her beloved husband died six months ago and the only thing […]

No Farm, No Foul by Peg Cochran

July 14, 2018 | Filed Under: Book Review
No Farm, No Foul by Peg Cochran

I loved this cozy mystery! I always get super excited when I find a new cozy series to fall in love with and this book is one of them! No Farm, No Foul is the first book in the Farmer’s Daughter mystery series. It takes place in Michigan, on a farm, where the murder of the reverends wife occurs (GASP). Once just a mother of two and specialized farmer and gardener, now Shelby is putting on her sleuthing cap! She doesn’t want her friends going down for a murder they didn’t commit and she certainly doesn’t want a killer to go unpunished. Will Shelby find the killer before it’s too late? Or will she find herself on the wrong side of the pitchfork? Cozy mystery […]

Caught Dead Handed by Carol J. Perry

July 14, 2018 | Filed Under: Book Review
Caught Dead Handed by Carol J. Perry

This will be a mini review because I negelected to review it on goodreads and can’t remember everything that happened in the story. While I can’t seem to remember enough bout the book to write a long review, I do know that I really enjoyed it. It takes place in Salem MA which is about 30 minutes from where I live and deals with a sleuthing witch (well, she’s in denial of her abilities but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t have the). It’s an interesting story, although a little long, but I really enjoyed the mystery. 

Dim Sum of All Fears by Vivien Chien

July 12, 2018 | Filed Under: Book Review
Dim Sum of All Fears by Vivien Chien

Vivien Chien delivers in her second Noodle Shop Mystery series! From the food to the murder mystery, readers are going to devour this one! I knew after reading the first book in the series that I was going to love it, I just didn’t realize how much until this followup! I can’t wait for the next one! If you are a fan of culinary cozies and cozies that are jam packed with delicious ethic foods, this is a must have series for you. I very much recommend it.

Death by Dumpling by Vivien Chien

July 10, 2018 | Filed Under: Book Review
Death by Dumpling by Vivien Chien

I really enjoyed reading Death by Dumpling- the first book in the Noodle Shop Mystery series- even though it took me a while to read it from start to finish. It didn’t take me a long time because it’s not a fun book to read, but because life can get busy at moments and takes time away from reading. With that being said, this is a great start to a brand new cozy mystery series and I have every intention of reading all of the books that come after this one. The heroine/sleuth, Lana Lee, is a fun one to get to know. She’s a smart cookie, comes off as very realistic, and would make the perfect BFF for any cozy reader. The way she […]

The Juggling Act by Carol Maloney Scott

July 8, 2018 | Filed Under: Book Review
The Juggling Act by Carol Maloney Scott

I have not read a good chick lit book / romantic comedy in a long time! Prior to getting into romances these types of books were my go-t0. Gah, what have I been missing? I totally adored this book. It is light, fun, entertaining, and quite “real” as I am sure we have all been in the character’s shoes once or twice in our lives. What really got me hooked to this book though is how chaotic everything was! Normally this could be confusing to readers but with this one it’s what gets us readers laughing in the first place. Who knew that Claire’s mother had such a mouth on her? And how is it possible that Claire mistook Excedrin for Ambien. Ha ha, I […]

Read and Gone by Allison Brooke

July 6, 2018 | Filed Under: Book Review
Read and Gone by Allison Brooke

This is such a fun cozy series! I was looking forward to this one almost immediately after I read Death Overdue (which happens to be the first in the series) and I wasn’t disappointed at all! Allison Brook has a knack for these stories and I gobbled this one up quickly. If you enjoy cozy mysteries with a hint of paranormal and romance, then I recommend this series to you. I can’t wait to see what happens with Carrie next.