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Review; Bound for Murder (Blue Ridge Library Mysteries #4) by Victoria Gilbert

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Last year I was fortunate enough to recieve an ARC of the cosy mystery Bound for Murder (Blue Ridge Library Mysteries #4) by Victoria Gilbert through Netgalley. I read it shortly afterwards, but I haven't published my review until now. Description from Goodreads Blue Ridge library director Amy Webber learns it wasn't all peace and love among the "flower children" when a corpse is unearthed on the grounds of a 1960s commune. Taylorsford Public Library director Amy Webber's friend "Sunny" Fields is running for mayor. But nothing puts a damper on a campaign like an actual skeleton in a candidate's closet. Sunny's grandparents ran a commune back in the 1960s on their organic farm. But these former hippies face criminal charges when human remains are found in their fields--and a forensic examination reveals that the death was neither natural nor accidental. With Sunny's mayoral hopes fading, Amy sets her wedding plans aside, says "not

Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge; Recipes From Fiction Books That I Want To Try

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It's Wednesday and time for a new Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge post, courtesy of  Long and Short Reviews . The theme of the week was recipes from fiction books that I want to try. I've personally read quite a few food-themed cosy mysteries and there's plenty of food I want to try. Luckily for me, some of the books contain recipes in the back for a few of the mentioned dishes, so I might attempt making some of them in the future.

Review; Death by Café Mocha (Bookstore Cafe Mystery #7) by Alex Erickson

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Last year I was fortunate enough to recieve an ARC of the cosy mystery Death by Café Mocha (Bookstore Cafe Mystery #7) by Alex Erickson through Netgalley. I read it shortly afterwards and today I'll post my review. Description from Goodreads Krissy Hancock and her pals are taking a coffee break--leaving their bookstore-café in Pine Hills, Ohio, and heading to a convention. But this road trip will be more dangerous than they expected ... Coffee lovers are gathering from far and wide at the hotel, and Krissy, Rita, and Vicki are excited. But some of the attendees may need to switch to decaf, as a public argument breaks out soon after they check in and then a flavor competition leads to bitter feelings. When the winner of the contest is beaned with a carafe full of café mocha, suspicions swirl--along with accusations of bribery. Was the dead man offering perks to the judges--or was something sinister going on in his personal life? This case is going to keep Krissy up all nigh

Review; Molded 4 Murder (Sophie Kimball Mystery #5) by J.C. Eaton

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Last year I was fortunate enough to recieve an ARC of the cosy mystery Molded 4 Murder (Sophie Kimball Mystery #5) by J.C. Eaton through Netgalley. I read the book shortly afterwards and today I'll post my review. Description from Goodreads A view to a kiln ... Sophie "Phee" Kimball enjoys working as a bookkeeper for a private investigator. If only her mother Harriet could enjoy her retirement at Sun City West in Arizona--instead of constantly getting involved with retirees being prematurely put out to pasture. This time Quentin Dussler, a prominent member of the clay sculpting club, was found dead, clutching a piece of paper scrawled with Phee's mother's name. Terrified she's been targeted by assassins, Harriet begs Phee to investigate. What Phee uncovers is a complicated scheme that only the most diabolical of murderers would ever devise. And as she chisels away at confusing clues and potential suspects, Phee unearths something far more precious and

Review; Austentatious: The Evolving World of Jane Austen Fans by Holly Luetkenhaus and Zoe Weinstein

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Last year I was fortunate enough to recieve an ARC of the non-fiction book Austentatious: The Evolving World of Jane Austen Fans by Holly Luetkenhaus and Zoe Weinstein through Netgalley. I read it shortly afterwards and today I'll post my review. Description from Goodreads The amount of fan-generated content about Jane Austen and her novels has long surpassed the author’s original canon. Adaptations like Clueless, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Jane Austen’s Fight Club, and The Lizzie Bennet Diaries have given Austen fans priceless opportunities to enjoy the classic texts anew, and continue to bring new and younger fans into the fold. Now, through online culture, the amount and type of fan-created works has exponentially multiplied in recent years. Fans write stories, create art, make videos, and craft memes, all in homage to one of the most celebrated authors of all time. This book explores online fan spaces in search of “Janeites” all over the world to discover what fans

Review; Potions Are for Pushovers (Eleanor Wilde Mystery #2) by Tamara Berry

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Last year I was fortunate enough to recieve an ARC of the cosy mystery Potions Are for Pushovers (Eleanor Wilde Mystery #2) by Tamara Berry through Netgalley. I read it shortly afterwards and today I'll post my review. Description from Goodreads It may have been a ghost that led Eleanor Wilde to set up shop in a quaint English village. But now that she's established herself as the town witch, Ellie's contentedly casting spells on anyone desperate enough--or gullible enough--to request her mysterious potions... Selling mystical elixirs and tantalizing tonics is a pretty good way for a fake medium to earn a living. Or at least it's Ellie's main source of income--until a villager turns up dead. The cause? Murder by poisoning. And though Ellie's concoctions don't include anything worthy of a skull and crossbones, suddenly she's the prime suspect. Her only recourse is to find the culprit who did do away with Sarah Blackthorne. No one liked the mean old

Review; A Field Guide to Homicide (Cat Latimer Mystery #6) by Lynn Cahoon

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Earlier this year I was fortunate enough to recieve an ARC of the cosy mystery A Field Guide to Homicide (Cat Latimer Mystery #6) by Lynn Cahoon through Netgalley. I read it shortly afterwards and today I'll post my review. Description from Goodreads Cat Latimer and her writer’s retreat group go on a hiking trip—but a murderer has been lurking off the beaten path . . . Cat’s sweetheart, Seth, is going all out on an outing into the local mountains—for the benefit of the writing group Cat’s hosting at her Colorado B&B. But when they try to identify some plant and animal life, they find death instead. The body belongs to a man with a gold claim a few miles away. Instead of striking it rich, he’s been struck down. To his surprise, Seth recognizes the victim from his military days—and up to now believed he’d already died during his last tour of duty. Now Cat has to solve this mystery before the killer takes a hike . . . My Thoughts on the Book I've read a few of Ly