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Sorry this is a little late. I didn’t get this list together until lunch and didn’t have time to write this up. With out any further delay, here are the books. As always, I will post links where you can buy them. If you use my links, I may earn a small commission at no cost to you. This helps me buy more books to read and review. So, thank you.

A Fatal Feast: A Hamptons Home & Garden Mystery #6 by Kathleen Bridge

Book release date – September 21, 2021

From the Amazon description –

“Not only will cozy readers be dazzled by the luxury homes, rare antiques, and killer cuisine in the Hamptons Home & Garden mysteries, but they’ll also find a new favorite sleuth in interior designer Meg Barrett.” —Ellery Adams, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author

Tensions are high on the eve of the grand opening of Privé, an exclusive gourmet dining club that interior designer Meg Barrett played a large part in decorating. With just the well-heeled owners, the kitchen staff, and Meg gathered for the pre-opening feast, it seems that everyone in the small group is airing their grievances, with their most venomous attacks directed at the notorious sous chef. But it still comes as a shock when the young woman is found dead the following morning, and Meg knows she’ll have to go into sleuthing mode to discover who had murder slated for the main course.

The most obvious suspect is the bitter winery owner next door, who’d been forced to sell her family’s French farmhouse to the owners of the dining club. But rumors are swirling of an affair between the victim and one of the owners, and clues begin to surface suggesting that the young woman was holding something over the owners’ heads. With the Hamptons elite closing ranks, Meg begins to think she may be out of her depth—and next on the killer’s list—because money can make for a powerful motive, and there are some secrets a person will kill to protect . . .

Includes tantalizing recipes and classic vintage decorating tips!

Praise for the Hamptons Home & Garden Mysteries:

“Like the rest of Kathleen Bridge’s Hamptons Home & Garden mysteries, A Design to Die For is filled with riveting descriptions of posh homes and antiques, eccentric characters, and a smart, fast-paced plotline. Cozy readers will love every page!” —Ellery Adams, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author

“A delightful sneak peek into life in the Hamptons, with intricate plotting and a likeable, down-to-earth protagonist. A promising start to a promising series.” —Suspense Magazine on Better Homes and Corpses

“An excellent read.” —RT Book Reviews on Hearse and Gardens

Ghostal Living is a marvelously entertaining tale of revenge, murder, quirky characters—and disappearing books! With a clever protagonist, wonderful details of life in the Hamptons, and plot twists on top of plot twists, Kathleen Bridge will have mystery readers clamoring for more.” —Kate Carlisle, New York Times Bestselling Author

About Kathleen Bridge

National Bestselling author Kathleen Bridge started her writing career at the Michigan State News in East Lansing, Michigan. She is the author of the Hamptons Home and Garden Mysteries: Better Homes and Corpses, Hearse and Gardens, Ghostal Living, Manor of Dying, and A Design To Die For. She is also the author of the A By the Sea Mysteries: Death By the Sea, A Killing by the Sea, and Murder by the Sea, and Evil by the Sea. Kathleen is a member of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime and blissfully lives on a barrier island on Florida’s central east coast.

To learn more about the author and their other books, click here. https://amzn.to/3kqR0ob

To buy the full series for Kindle e-book, click here. https://amzn.to/3AyZJdG

A Calculated Whisk (A Vintage Kitchen Mystery Book 10) by Victoria Hamilton

Book release date – September 21, 2021

From the Amazon description –

In the new Vintage Kitchen Mystery from the author of Cast Iron Alibi, Jaymie Leighton is confronted with two murders and the threat of danger far too close to home . . .

When a woman living under a cloud of suspicion for her husband’s death comes to vintage kitchen collector Jaymie Leighton with a mysterious request, she’s not sure whether, or how much, to get involved. The police believe they have new evidence of foul play in what was initially ruled an accidental death, and the woman’s terrified they’ll try to pin the crime on her. Before Jaymie can decide whether to help her, though, the woman’s found murdered in the woods near Jaymie’s cabin.

Still unsure whether the woman was truly innocent in her husband’s death, Jaymie decides to get to the bottom of both murders. But as she digs deeper into the couple’s past and discovers a tangled array of long-buried wounds and family secrets, Jaymie begins to sense that danger is still lurking in the woods near her home. With a killer on the loose and her family in danger, Jaymie must uncover the culprit before she loses all she holds dear, including her own life . . .

Includes a vintage recipe!

Praise for the Vintage Kitchen Mysteries:

“All the right ingredients . . . Small-town setting, kitchen antiques . . . and a bowlful of mystery. A perfect recipe.” —New York Times bestselling author Susan Wittig Albert

“[A] charming series.” —New York Times bestselling author Sheila Connolly

“I have loved this series from the first book . . . it’s like returning to a favorite nook for a cup of tea. It will delight, entice, and drive a reader to want to solve the murder.” —Goodreads on No Grater Danger

“A chilling whodunit.” —Richmond Times-Dispatch

“Well-plotted with several unexpected twists and more developed characters.” —The Mystery Reader

“Jaymie is a great character . . . She is inquisitive and full of surprises!” —Debbie’s Book Bag

About Victoria Hamilton

Victoria Hamilton is the pseudonym of nationally bestselling romance author Donna Lea Simpson. Victoria is the national bestselling author of four mystery series: the Vintage Kitchen Mysteries, the Merry Muffin Mysteries, the Lady Anne Addison Historical Mysteries and the Gentlewoman’s Guide Regency Mysteries. She is also the bestselling author of Regency and historical romance as Donna Lea Simpson.

Her latest adventure in writing is a Regency-set historical mystery series, starting with A Gentlewoman’s Guide to Murder! Don’t miss out on this bold, adventurous series featuring gentlewoman Miss Emmeline St. Germaine, a young lady intent on defying every expectation that she will be demure and retiring; she’s a lady with a dagger, and she knows how to use it.

She is also continuing the Lady Anne Addison mystery series with a new title, The Menacing Mystic, coming July 7th, 2020. Later this year there will also be a new Merry Muffin Mystery, Double or Muffin.

Victoria loves to read, especially mystery novels, and enjoys good tea and cheap wine, the company of friends, and has a newfound appreciation for opera. She enjoys crocheting and beading, but a good book can tempt her away from almost anything… except writing!

She now happily writes about vintage kitchen collecting, muffin baking and dead bodies for publisher Beyond the Page.

Visit Victoria at: http://www.victoriahamiltonmysteries.com for availability of her books, some of which have also been published in Large Print and Audio formats!

You can find out more about her and all of her series at her website, as well as on Facebook and Pinterest.

To learn more about the author and their other books, click here. https://amzn.to/3hRIfSm

To buy the full series for Kindle e-book, click here. https://amzn.to/2Zl9xKB

Death Rang the Bell: A Blackwell & Watson Time-Travel Mystery (The Blackwell & Watson Time-Travel Mysteries Book 3) by Carol Pouliot

Book release date – September 21, 2021

From the Amazon description –

21st-century journalist Olivia Watson thinks traveling back in time to 1934 to attend a Halloween party with her friend Detective Steven Blackwell will be a lot of fun. And it is…until she witnesses the head of the Shipley Five-and-Dime empire murdered, and fears the killer saw her face.

The smart move is to return to the safety of the present, but Olivia possesses a secret and is about to defy the unwritten rules of time-travel. She convinces Steven to let her stay in his time and help unravel the motives behind the murder, even if it means risking her own life to save another.

When Steven delves into the investigation, he discovers how a bitter relationship, a chance encounter, and a fateful decision converged to set the stage for murder. In a maze full of unreliable clues and misdirection, dark secrets refuse to stay buried and forgotten ghosts won’t fade away. Steven is reminded that old sins cast long shadows.

Can Steven catch the killer before time runs out for Olivia?

About Carol Pouliot

Carol Pouliot holds a BA in French and Spanish and an MA in French. She has taught French, Spanish, German, and English. She owned and operated a translating agency for 20 years. Her work has been published in Victoria magazine.

Carol is the author of The Blackwell and Watson Time-Travel Mysteries, which includes Doorway to Murder (book 1) and Threshold of Deceit (book 2).

Carol is passionate about the world and other cultures. She has visited 5 continents thus far and always has her passport and suitcase at the ready.

Find Carol at http://www.carolpouliot.com/

To learn more about the author and their other works, click here. https://amzn.to/3ELTqpF

To buy the full series for Kindle e-book, click here. https://amzn.to/3nSTb5N

Murder At The House On The Hill: A cozy murder mystery full of twists (The Dedley End Mysteries Book 1) by Victoria Walters

Book release date – September 23, 2021

From the Amazon description –

Superb sleuthing! I thoroughly enjoyed my trip to Dedley End and can’t wait to go
back!
‘ Heidi Swain, author of Underneath the Christmas Tree

Once Upon A Crime…

Nancy Hunter and her grandmother Jane Hunter run the Dedley Endings Bookshop, selling crime, thriller and mystery books, in a small, quiet Cotswold village where nothing ever happens…

That is, until the wealthy and reclusive Roth family open up their mansion for the first time in thirty years, inviting the people of Dedley End to a lavish engagement party.

While everyone is thrilled to finally look around the mansion on the hill, the festivities are quickly cut short when beautiful Lucy, recently married to young Harry Roth, is found dead after being pushed over the first-floor balustrade.

But who among the guests could have been capable of her murder – and why?

Nancy and Jane decide to investigate – after all, not only do they own a crime themed bookshop, they were also both named after famous literary detectives – but soon wonder if they’ve taken on more than they can handle. Especially when it seems the killer has worked out that they’re hot on their heels…

Can they catch the murderer before the murderer catches up with them? Or will there be a deadly ending to this story?

Join the unlikeliest detective duo for the first of The Dedley End Mysteries series, for fans of Richard Osman and Charlaine Harris’ Aurora Teagarden series.

Praise for Murder at the House on the Hill:

‘Such a fab book – really puts the cosy in cosy crime!’ M. A. Kuzniar, author of Midnight in Everwood

This is a brilliant ‘whodunnit’ which gave me some serious Miss Marple feels…it’s absolutely brilliant and a pleasure to read‘ Head in a Book18

‘I loved this brilliant cozy read…it felt very Christie-esque. Nancy and Jane were fab, I loved their relationship. And I can’t wait for more.’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review

‘I really loved this book…The writing always kept
me guessing
 what would happen next.’ Reader Review

‘A delightful detective duo, a charming and clever cosy mystery.’ Diane Jeffrey, author of The Silent Friend

‘A cosysatisfying and enjoyable murder mystery full of intrigue…and even better, with a bookshop too!’ Ella Allbright, author of The Last Charm

‘A well-executed murder mystery…gives us a cozy and sweet Christmas vibes on a small village and I loved every second of it.’ Reader Review

Cleverly plottedhighly entertaining and addictive. I loved it!‘ Ruby Speechley, author of The Face at the Window

I was hooked on page one…Love the author’s writing style. It has elements of the classic whodunnitI definitely want more!’ Reader Review

‘A blast! It’s fast paced, fun and it keeps you guessing till the end!…The story is filled with lots of characters and unusual twists.’ Reader Review

An enchanting mystery…kept me guessing throughout.’ Jane Isaac, author of One Good Lie

About Victoria Walters

Victoria Walters is a full-time author living in Surrey. Victoria writes the bestselling women’s fiction series GLENDALE HALL, which has won wide reader acclaim. She has been chosen for WHSmith Fresh Talent and shortlisted for two RNA awards. Victoria was also picked as an Amazon Rising Star. Her first cosy crime novel MURDER AT THE HOUSE ON THE HILL will be published in 2021.

Find out more about Victoria by following on Instagram at @vickyjwalters, on Twitter at @Vicky_Walters or by visiting her blog at: http://victoria-writes.com/. She is also on YouTube as Victoria Walters.

To learn more about the author and their other books, click here. https://amzn.to/39mHFar

I hope you find a new book to add to your to be read pile. If you read any of these books, please let me know how you liked it. That’s all I’ve got for today, train wrecks. All aboard.

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