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September 20 2017

Cooking the Books: A Disguise to Die For by Diane Vallere

I finally went back and read the first in this series, and oh man, I definitely missed out by not starting here first. The second and third books are each enjoyable standalone experiences, but...
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September 13 2017

Cooking the Books: Pudding Up with Murder by Julia Buckley

In this third and latest installment of the Undercover Dish mystery series, Lilah Drake’s business of making casseroles and similar dishes for others to pass off as their own is booming....
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September 6 2017

Cooking the Books: Dressed to Confess by Diane Vallere

The latest Costume Shop Mystery has our heroine, the charming Margo Tamblyn, busy assisting her adoptive mother figure, Ebony Welles, with the organization of Proper City’s annual Sagebrush...
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August 30 2017

Cooking the Books: Muffin to Fear by Victoria Hamilton

The fifth book in the Merry Muffin Mystery series opens with our heroine, Merry Wynter, reveling in a luxurious New York City honeymoon with her new husband, Virgil. Their wedded bliss is cut short,...
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August 23 2017

Cooking the Books: Treble at the Jam Fest by Leslie Budewitz

Jewel Bay, Montana, is the Food Lovers’ Village that gives this cozy mystery series its name, but the small town is known for something in addition to its culinary expertise: its burgeoning...
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August 16 2017

Cooking the Books: French Fried by Kylie Logan

Laurel Inwood has a lot on her plate with the 130th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty giving the tourist-starved town of Hubbard, Ohio, a reason to throw a week-long celebration to try to draw...
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August 9 2017

Cooking the Books: Ghostal Living by Kathleen Bridge

The third installment of the Hamptons Home & Garden mystery series finds our heroine, interior designer Meg Barrett, finishing up the decoration of the Bibliophile Bed & Breakfast for the...
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August 2 2017

Cooking the Books: Dead and Berried by Peg Cochran

The delightful Cranberry Cove Mystery series set on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan is back with its third installment! Monica Albertson is finally feeling like she’s integrating into...
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July 26 2017

Cooking the Books: Masking for Trouble by Diane Vallere

So there’s this adorable Nevada town called Proper City that was founded by a prospector who wanted a clean, lawful city to live in out in the Wild West. His vision for the town suffered...
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July 19 2017

Cooking the Books: The Hammett Hex by Victoria Abbott

Jordan Bingham is ready for a vacation! Her beau, Officer Travis “Smiley” Dekker, has bought them two tickets to San Francisco, the stomping grounds of Sam Spade and the Continental...
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July 12 2017

Cooking the Books: Seeds of Deception by Sheila Connolly

We start the book the very day after Meg Corey (now Chapin) and Seth Chapin's wedding as our newlyweds discuss what to do about their honeymoon. A leisurely road trip south from their Massachusetts...
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July 5 2017

Cooking the Books: Behind Chocolate Bars by Kathy Aarons

I think I’ve found a new favorite cozy cooking mystery series to devour while I’m waiting for Barbara Ross to write more of her excellent Maine Clambake books! It isn’t just that...
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June 28 2017

Cooking the Books: Grilling the Subject by Daryl Wood Gerber

Jenna Hart—owner of the darling Cookbook Nook, a cookbook and notions store in gorgeous Crystal Cove, California—is ready and revved up for the Wild West Extravaganza that’s set...
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June 21 2017

Cooking the Books: A Just Clause by Lorna Barrett

We're back in Stoneham, New Hampshire, the fabled Booktown that gives this bestselling mystery series its name. It’s just a few days before the first Wine and Jazz Festival, which has...
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June 14 2017

Cooking the Books: Title Wave by Lorna Barrett

This was my first foray into the bestselling Booktown Mystery series, and I was a little worried that I’d be a bit lost, as this is the 10th book in. So it was a great relief to find it highly...
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June 7 2017

Cooking the Books: A Frying Shame by Linda Reilly

The third book in the Deep Fried Mystery series has us back in the Berkshires, as our heroine Talia Marby is about to enter a cooking contest! Sponsored by Steeltop Foods to help launch its newest...
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May 31 2017

Cooking the Books: Caramel Crush by Jenn McKinlay

Nine books into the Cupcake Bakery Mystery series and Angie deLaura, co-owner of Fairy Tale Cupcakes, is about to marry the man of her dreams. The problem is she’s turned into that most tiresome...
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May 24 2017

Cooking the Books: Silence of the Jams by Gayle Leeson

Hurray, we’re back in Winter Garden, Virginia, to visit with the delightful Amy Flowers and her family and friends! This is one of those series where I’m there as much for the cast...
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May 17 2017

Cooking the Books: Town in a Maple Madness by B. B. Haywood

I'd never read anything from the Candy Holliday Murder Mystery series before, so I was quite surprised by how decidedly un-cozy the prologue was! A man is brutally murdered in a manner I'm...
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May 10 2017

Cooking the Books: For Cheddar or Worse by Avery Aames

The town of Providence, Ohio, is ready to host its annual Cheese Festival, and cheese shop owner Charlotte Bessette is excited—not only for the increased revenue brought by tourist traffic...
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May 3 2017

Cooking the Books: Iced Under by Barbara Ross

In this 5th installment of the Maine Clambake Mystery series, we learn a lot more about the history of Julia Snowden’s mother’s family. Once rich enough to own and entertain lavishly...
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April 21 2017

Cooking the Books: Fogged Inn by Barbara Ross

Fogged Inn by Barbara Ross is the 4th book in the Maine Clambake Mystery series, nominated for an Agatha Award for Best Novel. This 4th installment of the Maine Clambake Mystery series has...
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April 19 2017

Cooking the Books: Musseled Out by Barbara Ross

Barbara Ross is back to her best in this gripping tale that takes a good hard look at the lives of those involved with the commercial lobster catch in Maine. Summer is drawing to an end, and our...
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April 12 2017

Cooking the Books: Boiled Over by Barbara Ross

With the loss of the Snowden Family Clambake Company no longer imminent, our heroine Julia Snowden can focus on helping to make something else a success too: the inaugural Busman’s Harbor...
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April 5 2017

Cooking the Books: Clammed Up by Barbara Ross

At the end of this delightful series debut, I literally squealed like a schoolgirl with glee. It’s easy to discern why this novel and several of its sequels have been nominated for the Agathas,...
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March 29 2017

Cooking the Books: Pekoe Most Poison by Laura Childs

The 18th installment of the Tea Shop Mystery series has our heroine, the beautiful and clever Theodosia Browning, attending a Rat Tea—a reprise of the charitable events that helped eradicate...
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March 22 2017

Cooking the Books: Cold Pressed Murder by Kelly Lane

In this delightful 2nd installment of the Olive Grove mystery series, Eva Knox collides with not one but two dead bodies and has to contend with a whole passel of sisterly secrets and gossipy townsfolk. It’s...
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March 15 2017

Cooking the Books: Roux the Day by Linda Wiken

The 1st book in the Dinner Club Mystery series, Toasting Up Trouble, introduced us to Linda Wiken’s excellent palate. The follow up, Roux The Day, continues to serve up exquisite recipes,...
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March 8 2017

Cooking the Books: The Silence of the Flans by Laura Bradford

Winnie Johnson is back with her delightful cast of friends and neighbors in this second installment of Laura Bradford’s Emergency Dessert Squad mystery series. Since getting her baked goods...
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March 1 2017

Cooking the Books: War and Peach by Susan Furlong

In this day and age, it’s hard to separate even the most innocent of entertainment from current affairs and politics. So, coming across the 4th book of the Georgia Peach Mystery series—as...