Tis the season … for Christmas cozies! Perennial bestseller Leslie Meier, author of the venerable Lucy Stone mysteries, once again joins forces with fellow Kensington scribes Lee Hollis (the Hayley Powell mysteries) and Barbara Ross (the Maine Clambake mysteries) to deliver a trio of thematic tales in Yule Log Murder—a… Read more
Silver Anniversary Murder by Leslie Meier is the 25th book in the Lucy Stone Mystery series. It’s been 27 years since Leslie Meier introduced amateur sleuth Lucy Stone and the fictitious town of Tinker’s Cove, Maine, to readers in Mistletoe Murder—and there’s no indication of a slowdown. Two of her… Read more
Criminal Element’s September 2018 Cozy Bookshelf Shopping List! Week of September 1 through September 7 Title Author Series Date The Cats Came Back Sofie Kelly Magical Cats Mystery #10 9/4 Wuthering Kites Clover Tate Kite Shop Mystery #3 9/4 Mrs. Jeffries and the Three Wise Women Emily Brightwell Victorian Mystery… Read more
Criminal Element’s August 2018 Cozy Bookshelf Shopping List! Week of August 1 through August 7 Title Author Series Date Toucan Keep a Secret Donna Andrews Meg Langslow Mystery #23 8/7 A Tale of Two Kitties Sofie Kelly Magical Cats Mystery #9 8/7 Shady Shenanigans Wendy Byrne Izzy Lewis Mystery… Read more
Happy Fourth of July from Criminal Element! To celebrate, we compiled some of our favorite Independence Day-themed cozy mysteries for you to enjoy. So fire up the grills, break out the lawn chairs and a cold beverage, and have a fantastic holiday!
A U.S. survey has come out with an interesting statistic: more murders take place during the holidays than at any other time of the year. It seems the season of “good will to all” has a caveat. Don’t the holidays bring out the best in people? Makes you look at… Read more
Christmas Carol Murder by Leslie Meier is the twentieth in the cozy mystery series featuring Lucy Stone of Tinker’s Cove, Maine (available September 24, 2013). I love Christmas and I love murder mysteries, so this book really hit the spot. It had it all: a small town, murder of a… Read more