Few things in life are as picture perfect as Christmas in Maine—until murder dampens the holiday spirit. It must be something in the eggnog . . .
EGGNOG MURDER by LESLIE MEIER
When a gift-wrapped bottle of eggnog—allegedly from the Real Beard Santa Club—proves to be a killer concoction for a Tinker’s Cove local, all Lucy Stone wants for Christmas is to find the murdering mixologist who’s stirring up trouble.
DEATH BY EGGNOG by LEE HOLLIS
Food and cocktails columnist Hayley Powell has never cared much for Bar Harbor’s grouchy town librarian, Agatha Farnsworth. But after the Scroogy senior has a fatal—and suspicious—allergic reaction to supposedly non-dairy eggnog, it’s up to Hayley to ladle out some justice.
NOGGED OFF by BARBARA ROSS
Julia Snowden’s tenant Imogen Geinkes seems to be jinxed. First, her poorly named “Killer Eggnog” gives all her co-workers food poisoning at the holiday party, then her boyfriend’s body shows up in Julia’s moving truck as she’s headed back to Busman’s Harbor. Now Julia has to get moving to catch the cold-hearted culprit.
Liz McCall has come to love running her father’s vintage toyshop back home in East Aurora, NY, so when the Train and Toy Show comes to town, she’s all aboard for a fun toy-filled weekend. The only hitch is that her childhood bully Craig McFadden, now local business rival, has set up a booth next to hers. But the fun and games are over when Craig falls from the ceiling in a publicity stunt gone wrong.
What was initially thought to be a fatal accident proves much more sinister. Pulled into the case by her feelings for both Ken, the police chief, and Jack, her high school sweetheart whose brother is one the prime suspects, Liz dives headfirst into the investigation. But as she digs deeper, she’s shocked to learn her father may have been the intended target.
The trouble train is barreling down and Liz may have just bought herself a first class ticket in Murder on the Toy Town Express, Barbara Early’s delightful second installment in her Vintage Toyshop mysteries.
This summer, Becca is looking forward to selling her delicious jams and preserves, but things are changing fast at the farmers’ market. A fleet of food trucks has arrived for a two week visit, peddling cupcakes, tacos, chicken wings, and more—including a gourmet hot dog truck operated by Becca’s own cousin, Peyton.
Tensions between truck operators and market vendors over their required licenses reach a crescendo when the town’s business manager is murdered. With Peyton already under suspicion of stealing money and a secret recipe from the restaurant where she worked in Arizona, the cops start grilling her as their prime suspect. Now it’s up to Becca to clear her cousin and find out who at the market gave themselves a license to kill…
It may be summertime, but sales at Fairy Tale Cupcakes are below zero–and owners Melanie Cooper and Angie DeLaura are willing to try anything to heat things up. So when local legend Slim Hazard offers them the chance to sell cupcakes at the annual Juniper Pass rodeo, they’re determined to rope in a pretty payday!
But not everyone at the Juniper Pass is as sweet for Fairy Tale Cupcakes as Slim–including star bull-rider Ty Stokes. Mel and Angie try to steer clear of the cowboy’s short fuse, but when his dead body is found face down in the hay, it’s a whole different rodeo.
With a vengeful murderer on the loose, the ladies are quickly realizing that while they came to save their business, they may have to save themselves–and that’s no bull.
It’s a cold January in the Chesapeake Bay area, but Cool Down Café manager Val Deniston has plenty to sweat over—like catering a book club event, testing recipes for her Granddad’s cookbook, and catching the author of a deadly tale of murder. . .
The last thing Val needs in her life is an unsolved murder, especially when the victim, an actor famed for impersonating Edgar Allan Poe, happens to be dressed exactly like her Granddad. To keep an eye on Granddad, whose latest job takes him to the home of Rick Usher, a local author inspired by Poe, Val gets herself hired as a cook in Rick’s House of Usher. When she discovers the actor wasn’t the only one doing an impersonation, separating the innocent from the murderous becomes a real-life horror story. But Val must decipher a killer’s M.O. sooner rather than later . . . or she can forget about finding poetic justice.
Life is always sweet in Allie McMurphy’s delectable fudge shop. But murder can make things unpleasantly sticky . . .
A DEADLY CONFECTION
After Allie inherited her family’s McMurphy Hotel and Fudge Shop, cousin Tori moved off to California in a bitter huff, and the two haven’t spoken since. So to have her cousin reappear on Mackinac Island without warning is a big surprise—but not as surprising as finding her standing over a dead woman impaled with a garden spade in the Mackinac Butterfly House. Butterflies may be free, but Tori won’t be for much longer—unless the cousins can bury the hatchet and work together to catch a killer who’s taken flight. Because when it comes to family, blood is thicker than fudge . . .
Robbie Jordan may have had reservations about the murder victim, but she still needs to turn up the heat on a killer if she wants to keep her new restaurant open for business…
In the charming small town of South Lick, Indiana, Robbie has transformed a rundown country store into the runaway hit Pans ‘N Pancakes. But the most popular destination for miles around can also invite trouble. Erica Shermer may be the widow of handsome local lawyer Jim Shermer’s brother, but she doesn’t appear to be in mourning. At a homecoming party held in Robbie’s store, Erica is alternately obnoxious and flirtatious–even batting her eyelashes at Jim. When Erica turns up dead in the store the next morning, apparently clobbered with cookware, the police suspect Robbie’s friend Phil, who closed up after the party. To clear Phil and calm her customers, Robbie needs to step out from behind the counter and find the real killer in short order…
Fabric shop owner Polyester Monroe is back in business—this time getting wrapped up in a diabolical but crafty case of murder.
With opening day of Material Girl approaching, Poly is stocking up on lush fabrics, colorful notions, and best of all, a proprietary weave of velvet. But upon delivery, it’s not quite the blend she expected, being ninety-percent silk and ten-percent corpse. Crushed under a dozen bolts of fabric is Phil Girard. His wife, Genevieve, local tea shop owner and close friend of Poly, is the prime suspect.
Granted, Phil may not have been the perfect husband, but surely Genevieve had no reason to kill him! There’s just the small matter of Genevieve’s own incriminating confession: I’m afraid I killed my husband. Now, as Material Girl’s grand opening looms, Poly is torn between a friendship pulling apart at the seams—and finding a smooth killer with a velvet touch…
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This is a hard decision! 🙂 I would pick in this order though:
Bushel Full of Murder, Eggnog Murder, Red Velvet Revenge
What a great way to make some room! My top choices would be Eggnog Murder, Murder on the Toytown Express and the Tell Tale Tart. Thanks!
What a lovely giveaway! I would be very happy with any of these, so please choose for me.
Wow, great giveaway! I would enjoy reading any of these books!
What a great giveaway. The 3 books I’d love to win are: Murder on the Toy Town Express, Red Velvet Revenge and Tell Tale Tart.
They all look great!!!
Murder on the Toy Town Express and Red Velvet Revenge,
Eggnog Murder, Tell-Tale Tarte, and Crushed Velvet. What a great giveaway – thank you!
What a generous giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity! Am particularly drawn to Grilled For Murder, Red Velvet Revenge, and The Tell-Tale Tarte.
Thank you for sharing these books.
I would very much like to win eggnog murder, tell take tart, or any other cozy just laying around!
They all look so good; I would be happy with any of these 🙂
“Please list your top 2 or 3 choices of books to win.” My top choices are “Eggnog Murder,” “The Tell-Tale Tarte,” and “Oh, Fudge”!
Oops! Now that I see that we are supposed to comment with which books we’d like to win, so please just ignore my first comment. 🙂 I would love to win Murder on the Toy Town Express or Oh, Fudge. Thanks!
Eggnog Murder, Red Velvet Revenge, Oh, Fudge. But I would love any of them.
I would love to win any of these great books but honestly I’d love to win Murder on the Toy Town Express the most.
What a lovely giveaway! I would be thrilled to read any of these fabulous books because I haven’t read any of them yet. Thank you for the opportunity.
Thank you for an awesome giveaway! I don’t have Crushed Velvet or Bushel Full of Murder so either would be great if I happen to win one of the books.
It is difficult to choose. They all look like good reads! I guess I would choose The Tell-taleTarte, oh, Fudge and Bushel Full of Murder.
If I were fortunate enough to be selected, the top three that I would select (because they are ones I haven’t read yet) would be: Grilled For Murder – Oh, Fudge! – The Tell-Tale Tarte
Thank you for this fabulous chance to win books on our TBR list!
Thanks for the chance to win!
They all look good. Thanks for a chance to win one.
What a marvelous selection! Eggnog Murder, Murder on the Toy Town Express and The Tell-Tale Tarte would be my favorites.
Murder on the Toy Town Express, Tell-tale Tart, Oh Fudge. Thank you for the chance to win.
I’ve read several of these books and enjoyed everyone. Only one thing, work gets in the way of my reading. Some day I’ll have all day to do nothing to do but read. Heaven
I would love to win any of these books, however my top 3 choices are Crushed Velvet, Bushel Full of Murder, & Red Velvet Revenge. Thanks for the giveaway!
My top choices would be Bushel Full of Murder (so top on my list!!!!), then Eggnog Murder or Grilled for Murder. But I’d be thrilled with any! I’ve only read Murder on the Toy Town Express out of this whole list. Thanks so much for the chance to win!!! It’s such a generous giveaway!
Red Velvet Revenge and Grilled for Murder, and Bushel Full of Murder. Thank you!
Thank you! My 3 choices are: Murder on the Toy Town Express, Crushed Velvet, and Eggnog Murder.
How exciting. Love cozies. The Tell Tale Tart, Oh Fudge, Crushed Velvet,
Thank you for the chance to win. I would like the Barbara Early book, Murder on the Toy Town Express if possible.
I actually checked my owned titles data base and found three books from here that I don’t own and haven’t yet read. So if I’m the lucky winner you can choose from these titles.
Tell Tale Tart
Murder on the Toy Town Express
Thank you for hosting this amazing giveaway.
I would love to win, Murder on the Toy Town Express, Oh, Fudge or The Tell-Tale Tart.
Murder on the toy town express , Red velvet revenge.
I love to win Oh Fudge, Murder on the Toy Town Express and Eggnog Murder
Crushed Velvet or Bushel Full of Murder would be great! Thank you for the giveaway!
If I were to be a winner I would appreciate to receive Eggnog Murder, The Tell Tale Tarte, or Oh, Fudge.
Thank you for clearing out some books, haha. I would love any of them so pick for me please if I win
They all look like good books—but if I had to choose it would be The Tell Tale Tart or Red Velvet Revenge.
The Tell Tale-Tart and Murder on the Toy town Express
I would love a chance at Eggnog Murder, The Tell-Tale Tarte, or Crushed Velvet (any of them, to be honest). Thank you for the chance.
Bushel Full of Murder and Oh, Fudge would be my top 2.
Oh, Fudge!, EGGNOG MURDER and Red Velvet Revenge. Thanks for the chance!
These are great books! ? I would pick in this order though:
Red Velvet Revenge, Bushel Full of Murder, Crushed Velvet. if I win after those are gone, please select someone else as I have read the others.
Thank-you for the chance.
That’s hard to do since they alllook so good. I guess Eggnog Murder and Red Velvet Revenge.
Thanks for the chance at this awesome giveaway.
I would love Crushed Velvet or theRed Velvet murders. Thanks for the chance.
They all look good to me, but I have wanted to read Murder on the Toy Town Express since it was published. The Tale-Tell Tarte and Grilled for Murder look really good too. Thanks for the opportunity!
Eggnog Murder by Leslie Meier, Bushel Full of Murder (A Farmers’ Market Mystery) by Paige Shelton and The Tell-Tale Tarte (A Five-Ingredient Mystery) by Maya Corrigan. Thank you for the chance to win.
Thanks for the great giveaway. My picks are: Eggnog Murder, Bushel Full of Murder and Crushed Velvet. Thanks for the chance.
My choices would be Red Velvet Revenge, Grilled for Murder, and Crushed Velvet. Thank you for the giveaway!
Crushed Velvet and Grilled for Murder, basing this only on the covers which I love!
I want them all, lol. My top one would be Murder on the Toytown Express. No. 2 would be Eggnog Murder.
I would love murder on the toy train express and the tell tale Tarte. Thanks for the chance. Maceoindo(at)yahoo(dot)com
Thank you for the opportunity. I would love any of them as they are all wonderful – cozies, animals, food!!!!! What is not to like!!!!!!
I would LOVE either Grilled For Murder or A Tell-Tale Tart Thank You for the Chance! email@example.com
The Tell Tale Tarte, Oh Fudge and Murder on the Toy Town Express
Thanks for the chance!
Any of them, really. But I will say Red Velvet Revenge, Grilled for Murder or Deadly Confection
They all look great and I have read Jenn McKinley and Maddie Day (and those are great reads – loved them both), so if I had to pick what I would like to read I guess it would be Crushed Velvet (because I love to sew) or The Tell-Tale Tarte (I grew up on Poe).
I have read a few of them and loved them! These are the ones I would pick from, Eggnog Murder, Oh Fudge, or Bushel Full of Murder. So many great books!
I have Diane Vallere’s Crushed Velvet! Any of the others sound great!
I would love to win Oh, Fudge or Bushel Full Of Murder.
Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!!
Grilled for Murder and The Tell Tale Tarte sound good but I would be thrilled to win any one of the books listed.
What a great book giveaway. I’d be happy to receive The Tell-Tale Tarte or Bushel Full of Murder are two I don’t have.
Thank you Kim.
I haven’t read any of these books, so any of them would be fine. Thanks for the chance to win one!
I would love to win Oh, Fudge, Murder on the Toy Town Express, or The Tale-Tell Tarte., they all sound wonderful. Thank you for the chance to win one of these interesting books. One is on my list and two are new to me authors…I guess it is time to go to my favorite bookstore…
I would love any and all of the books listed. Most are new-to-me authors or authors I don’t yet have any books from yet. Thank you for the chance!
Lovely idea. Haven’t read any of those. Would love too. Should think of doing something similar. Running out of room. Keep saying I’m going to take some to Jan’s. She’ll trade 2 for 1. Just never seem to have any with me when I go down town.
They all sound really good! I’m most excited to read Tell-Tale Tarte, Bushel Full of Murder, and Oh, Fudge. Thanks for having this great giveaway!
I haven’t had a chance to read any of these books yet, but I have enjoyed other books by sereral of these authors. Can I just say that my birthday is coming up on the 13th (hint, hint)
Great idea I can’t choose they are great books
What a lovely giveaway. I don’t really have a preference which book I would like. They all look like fun reading. Recently I started reading cozy mysteries and I am enjoying them greatly. Thanks for the chance.
They all sound great, but if I had to pick, I’d choose any of the Eggnog titles. Thanks for being so generous.
Great giveaway by great authors!
Great giveaway! I’d have to pick Grilled for Murder, Crushed Velvet, or Murder on the Toy Town Express
Red velvet revenge and bushel full of murder
Thank you for this awesome giveaway. It’s hard to pick just three, but here are my selections: Murder on the Toy Town Express, Eggnog Murder, and Crushed Velvet.
Happy Saturday! What a lovely giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity. ?
I would love to read Grilled for Murder! Thank you for the chance.
They all sound like fun. i will choose Grilled for Murder, Oh, Fudge and Crushed Velvet as my top choices.
Bushel Full of Murder
I love cozies and would be happy to win any of these! Not to offend any of the authors, my top two choices would be Red Velvet Revenge and Murder on the Toy Town Express!
I’ve read some, but not all. It would be nice to get a book I’ve never read, but if I won one of the others, I would pass it on to a friend. It’s always nice to share books and discover new authors to read.
Eggnog Murder,Crushed Velvet and Tell Tale Tarte.
Eggnog Murder,Crushed Velvet and Tell Tale Tarte .
Ok. If I have to choose only three:
1. Eggnog Murder
2. Grilled for Murder
3. Crushed Velvet
So many new books; so little time.
Oh Fudge; Grilled For Murder; Nogged Off
Great giveaway, and a tough choice. My top 3 picks would be Murder on the Toy Town Express, Oh, Fudge and The Tell-Tale Tarte.
I would be THRILLED to win any of them! It would be my Christmas!
What a great prize! There’s nothing better than enjoying a great book!