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AdamCWagner88
February 24 2017

“Sloe Gin with Murder” Cocktail

What could be worse than being stuck in a snow storm? Unwittingly getting stuck in a snow storm with the cast and crew from a reality TV show!  So warm your soul, drown your sorrows, and...
dvaleris
February 22 2017

Cooking the Books: Mission Impawsible by Krista Davis

I’ve greatly enjoyed Krista Davis’s Domestic Diva series, so I was quite excited to check out her Paws and Claws series—even though I’m jumping in here on the 5th book,...
dvaleris
February 15 2017

Cooking the Books: Pop Goes the Murder by Kristi Abbott

The 2nd book in Kristi Abbott’s A Popcorn Shop Mystery series is a sassy delight. Set in Grand Lake—a resort town on the banks of Lake Erie, Ohio—Pop Goes the Murder features...
AdamCWagner88
February 10 2017

“A Divided Dry” Layered Beer

When you're afforded an opportunity for long sought-after revenge, celebrate with a few beers first!  And don't worry about choosing between your two favorites ... have the best...
dvaleris
February 8 2017

Cooking the Books: Dead Cold Brew by Cleo Coyle

It’s easy to see why Cleo Coyle’s Coffeehouse Mystery series is such a bestseller—16 books in and it's still going strong with terrific plotting and charm! Dead Cold Brew...
AdamCWagner88
February 3 2017

“A Darkness Absolut” Cocktail

When your only shelter from a blizzard is a dark cave, you'd better hope they have a good bartender!  Embrace the darkness with this week's Pick Your Poison—where we create...
dvaleris
February 1 2017

Cooking the Books: A Death at the Yoga Cafe by Michelle Kelly

It has been a long time since I’ve identified as readily with the amateur detective heroine of a cozy mystery novel as I have here with Keeley Carpenter, protagonist of A Death at the Yoga...
AdamCWagner88
January 27 2017

“Campari Thorange” Cocktail

When you take a job as a local policeman in a small town in Northern Iceland like Ari Thor Arason, life can seem dull. But just because excitement isn't happening around you, that doesn't...
dvaleris
January 25 2017

Cooking the Books: Crime and Catnip by T.C. LoTempio

Nick Charles has got to be the best crime-solving animal sidekick I’ve come across in ages. Here, in the 3rd installment of the Nick & Nora Mystery series (and yes, the name is a cute...
AdamCWagner88
January 20 2017

“Requiem for a Mezcal” Cocktail

What do actors do when they sense danger? Play dead! We promise that this week's Pick Your Poison—where we create a cocktail inspired by a recently published mystery, thriller, or...
dvaleris
January 18 2017

Cooking the Books: The Good, the Bad and the Guacamole by Rebecca Adler

A music festival has come to the small town of Broken Boot, Texas, and while it’s certainly good business for our heroine Josie Callahan’s family’s restaurant, she’s still...
AdamCWagner88
January 13 2017

“The Nowhere Manhattan” Cocktail

When all you know is a lifetime of killing, you deserve a stiff drink! And damn if this week's Pick Your Poison—where we create a cocktail inspired by a recently published mystery,...
dvaleris
January 11 2017

Cooking the Books: A Killer Kebab by Susannah Hardy

This 3rd installment of the Greek to Me Mystery series sees our heroine, Georgie Nikolopatos, coming to terms with all the turmoil of the past books. With her mostly amicable divorce finalizing...
AdamCWagner88
January 6 2017

“The Dry Twist” Cocktail

What do you do when the past tries to make you remember? Have a few cocktails! And what better a cocktail than this week's Pick Your Poison—where we create a cocktail inspired by...
dvaleris
January 4 2017

Cooking the Books: Magic and Macaroons by Bailey Cates

Our heroine, Katie Lightfoot, is just finishing up a meeting of her Spellbook Club (read: coven) at the Honeybee Bakery she part-owns when a sudden clamor at the door disturbs the circle. Katie...
dvaleris
December 28 2016

Cooking the Books: Some Enchanted Éclair by Bailey Cates

Hollywood has come to Savannah, Georgia, making for hectic days at the Honeybee Bakery. Part-owner and former fire department chief Ben Eagel has been hired to provide security on the movie set...
dvaleris
December 21 2016

Cooking the Books: Charms and Chocolate Chips by Bailey Cates

Oh, thank goodness. This book laid to rest any concerns I had after reading its immediate predecessor, Bewitched, Bothered, and Biscotti. Several months after the events of that book, our heroine—Katie...
dvaleris
December 14 2016

Cooking the Books: Curried Away by Gail Oust

The 4th book in the Spice Shop Mystery series finds our heroine, Piper Prescott, about to host a cooking demonstration at her specialty store, Spice It Up! It’s taken a while to coax Doug...
dvaleris
December 7 2016

Cooking the Books: Bewitched, Bothered, and Biscotti by Bailey Cates

The second novel in the Magical Bakery series wasn’t the strongest installment for me so far. I wouldn’t exactly call it a sophomore slump, as it’s still a very enjoyable entry,...
dvaleris
November 30 2016

Cooking the Books: Brownies and Broomsticks by Bailey Cates

Several weeks ago, I had the pleasure of reviewing the latest in Bailey Cates’s Magical Bakery Mystery series, Spells and Scones. Today, I’m going to start reading and cooking my way...
dvaleris
November 23 2016

Cooking Through The Nature of the Feast: A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny

And this, ladies and gentlemen, is the last book in the Inspector Gamache series to date. It is the very satisfying culmination of several important series plot points, including the very puzzling...
dvaleris
November 16 2016

Cooking Through The Nature of the Feast: The Nature of the Beast by Louise Penny

Those of you who have been following this column will know that I was not particularly happy with the ending of the previous book in the series. I was very much looking to this one to assuage my...
dvaleris
November 9 2016

Cooking Through The Nature of the Feast: The Long Way Home by Louise Penny

I think this is the first time that I have vehemently disagreed with the direction an Inspector Gamache novel took. I mean, even in my disbelief at the ending of The Brutal Telling, I felt confident...
dvaleris
November 2 2016

Cooking Through The Nature of the Feast: How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny

This was the first book I ever read in the Inspector Gamache series—back when it first came out—and, boy, was that a mistake! I only realized this upon reading the preceding eight novels,...
dvaleris
October 26 2016

Cooking Through The Nature of the Feast: The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny

The bad news is that we hear virtually nothing of the village of Three Pines and its inhabitants in this 8th installment of Louise Penny’s Inspector Gamache series. The good news is that...
dvaleris
October 12 2016

Cooking Through The Nature of the Feast: Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny

One of my favorite things in life is saying “I told you so,”  so if you read my review of The Brutal Telling, you’ll understand why my satisfaction with Bury Your Dead goes...
dvaleris
October 5 2016

Cooking Through The Nature of the Feast: The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny

Whaaaaaaaaat?! Wait, what, really? Is this how I know I’ve become a resident of Three Pines, at least in spirit, by my reaction to the ending of The Brutal Telling—the 5th book...
dvaleris
September 21 2016

Cooking Through The Nature of the Feast: The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny

Easter has come to Three Pines! In this time of resurrection and renewal, one of the owners of the local B&B has decided to advertise the services of an unwitting guest as a spiritualist. Jeanne...
dvaleris
July 27 2016

Cooking the Books: Death at the Day Lily Cafe by Wendy Sand Eckel

What a delightfully thoughtful cozy mystery!  Our heroine, Rosalie Hart, has just achieved her lifelong dream of opening an organic, locally sourced cafe that uses produce grown on her...
dvaleris
June 1 2016

Cooking the Books: Aunty Lee’s Delights by Ovidia Yu

Mystery novels are my intellectual comfort food, so when a series comes along that combines murder with my idea of actual, physical comfort food, it’s hard to resist! Aunty Lee’s...