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dvaleris
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...
AdamCWagner88
June 16 2017

Book-Inspired Cocktails: “GINdigo”

Not all great things mix well. But sometimes you get the ingredients just right, and it becomes a recipe for success! That's what you've got with Indigo, where 10 critically acclaimed...
dvaleris
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...
AdamCWagner88
June 9 2017

Book-Inspired Cocktails: “Total Eclipse”

Once upon a time, I was falling in love. But now I'm only falling apart. No need to chase eclipses to get a thrill. Instead, try a few of this week's Pick Your Poison—where we...
dvaleris
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...
AdamCWagner88
June 2 2017

“And Into the Fireball” Cocktail

Nuclear fireball = scary. Hard cider + Fireball = delicious. So drink to inevitable doom with this week's Pick Your Poison—where we create a cocktail inspired by a recently published...
dvaleris
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...
AdamCWagner88
May 26 2017

“Doc’s American Dream” Cocktail

America is heading for the Great Depression, but a true love is forming down south ... one that will rival the crash of the century. So speak easy with Bonnie & Clyde and this week's...
dvaleris
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...
AdamCWagner88
May 19 2017

“Only the Dead Drink Brooklyns” Cocktail

Vampires may need blood to survive, but what about when they vant to have a bit of fun? They get down with a few of this week's Pick Your Poison—where we create a cocktail inspired...
dvaleris
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...
AdamCWagner88
May 12 2017

“The Last Paloma” Cocktail

What happens when currency is an illusion and the world seems on the verge of another Collapse? The drinks keep flowing! So uncover the conspiracy with this week's Pick Your Poison—where...
dvaleris
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...
dvaleris
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...
AdamCWagner88
April 28 2017

“Honeychurch Highball” Cocktail

What do you do when the only copy of your manuscript is lost in transit? Get Ravished with a few cocktails and start investigating!  And I think this week's Pick Your Poison—where...
kristenlepionka
April 28 2017

Ladies’ Night: Book and Cocktail Pairings for a Night In

A drink order says a lot about a person—that’s maybe why there are approximately a zillion online quizzes promising to reveal the secret of our personalities based on our drink of choice....
AdamCWagner88
April 21 2017

“Earth Day Cooler” Cocktail

This cocktail may not actually cool the Earth, but it's a great way to celebrate Earth Day and Ann Cleeves's 7th Shetland Island Mystery, Cold Earth! So go green with this week's...
dvaleris
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...
dvaleris
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...
AdamCWagner88
April 14 2017

“Pink Flamingo Road” Cocktail

What could you possibly add to a book with horse racing, gambling, and gangsters? The only logical choice is a delicious cocktail! That's exactly what you'll get with this week's...
dvaleris
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...
AdamCWagner88
April 7 2017

“One Perfect Rye” Cocktail

They say that baseball is America's pastime, but I'd contend that also includes drinking! So celebrate baseball's and Lisa Scottoline's return with this week's Pick Your...
dvaleris
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,...
AdamCWagner88
March 31 2017

“The Devil’s Yeast” Cocktail

How do you handle a combination of political conflicts, personal vendettas, and England's first celebrity chef ... just add bourbon! Though, you won't need a celebrity chef to whip...
dvaleris
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...
AdamCWagner88
March 24 2017

“Vine Country” Cocktail

What happens when your nice vacation to Wine Country is interrupted by murder? Add bourbon to your wine... And that's exactly what we do with this week's Pick Your Poison—where...
dvaleris
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...
AdamCWagner88
March 17 2017

“Guinness at the Bar and It Doesn’t Look Friendly”

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Celebrate with this week's Pick Your Poison—where we create a cocktail inspired by a recently published mystery, thriller, or crime novel—“Guinness...
dvaleris
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,...
AdamCWagner88
March 10 2017

“Skeleton Godfather” Cocktail

What do you do when you find yourself faced with a centuries-old secret and the possibility of ghosts? Find yourself a spirit of your own with this week's Pick Your Poison—where we...