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November 15 2017

Cooking the Books: Potions and Pastries by Bailey Cates

I so much enjoy being back in Savannah with Katie Lightfoot and her delightful friends and family. Okay, maybe not so much with her annoying fiancé Declan (#TeamSteve), but it’s so...
AdamCWagner88
November 10 2017

Book-Inspired Cocktails: “A Season for Rye”

What do you do when you're investigating a killer in the dead of winter? Warm up with this week's Pick Your Poison—where we create a cocktail inspired by a recently published...
dvaleris
November 8 2017

Cooking the Books: Peach Cobbler Murder by Joanne Fluke

I shouldn't speak ill of the (fictional) dead, but Shawna Lee Quinn is the worst. It's not that she's constantly flirting with Detective Mike Kingston, one of Hannah Swensen’s...
AdamCWagner88
November 3 2017

Book-Inspired Cocktails: “Campaign Cocktail”

Running for president is super stressful—but so is trying to prove a secret murder made to look like a suicide! So take a break from all the politics with this week's Pick Your Poison—where...
dvaleris
November 1 2017

Cooking the Books: Sugar Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke

I’ve stated elsewhere that I love a good manor house mystery, and Sugar Cookie Murder is Joanne Fluke’s very successful stab (heh) at one. Pretty much all of Lake Eden has been invited...
AdamCWagner88
October 27 2017

Book-Inspired Cocktails: “Pimm’s Reaper”

Being the Grim Reaper can be hard! So kick back and relax with this week's Pick Your Poison—where we create a cocktail inspired by a recently published mystery, thriller, or crime...
dvaleris
October 25 2017

Cooking the Books: Fudge Cupcake Murder by Joanne Fluke

Five books in, and I finally make the dish listed in the title! The titular fudge cupcakes also provide an interesting culinary mystery that Joanne Fluke handles beautifully, with intriguing clues...
AdamCWagner88
October 20 2017

Book-Inspired Cocktails: “Purrfect Pumpkin Cider”

It's almost Halloween, and even cats get thirsty when they're out solving murders all month! So knead your favorite pillow (for what seems like hours), stretch out your claws, and lap...
dvaleris
October 18 2017

Cooking the Books: Lemon Meringue Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke

Okay, wow, this one is a little different from the previous books. For starters, our heroine Hannah Swensen is not the one to stumble across the body, a habit that her mother Delores despairs of...
dvaleris
October 11 2017

Cooking the Books: Blueberry Muffin Murder by Joanne Fluke

So really, I’m at the point where I’m feeling like the Hannah Swensen mysteries are a bit like a grown-up version of the beloved Nancy Drew books. Our heroine is smart and charming,...
AdamCWagner88
October 6 2017

Book-Inspired Cocktails: “What the Hell Did I Just Drink”

What do you do when you're investigating a fairly straightforward case of a shape-shifting interdimensional child predator and things get weird?  Get back on the (soy) sauce with this...
dvaleris
October 4 2017

Cooking the Books: Strawberry Shortcake Murder by Joanne Fluke

Wow, I continue to be impressed by Joanne Fluke. Most series have even a wee bit of sophomore slump with the second entry, but Strawberry Shortcake Murder not only extrapolates from the events...
AdamCWagner88
September 29 2017

Book-Inspired Cocktails: “The Witches’ Tea”

Agatha Raisin is back! Celebrate with this week's Pick Your Poison—where we create a cocktail inspired by a recently published mystery, thriller, or crime novel—“The Witches'...
dvaleris
September 27 2017

Cooking the Books: Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke

Welcome to Lake Eden, Minnesota, where the temperatures are low, the community close-knit, and the cookies, well! The cookies—as baked by our heroine Hannah Swensen for her cafe—are...
AdamCWagner88
September 22 2017

Book-Inspired Cocktails: “var Spirit = null;”

When the future of democracy is about to implode, the freedom of choice becomes even more sacred. So choose your favorite spirit with this week's Pick Your Poison—where we create...
dvaleris
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...
AdamCWagner88
September 15 2017

Book-Inspired Cocktails: “The Invisible Hand”

What do you do when you're a bartender with dormant magical abilities? Say the magic words and whip up this week's Pick Your Poison—where we create a cocktail inspired by a recently...
dvaleris
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....
AdamCWagner88
September 8 2017

Book-Inspired Cocktails: “Drink of Our Lady of Blessed Murder"

What do you do when you're a ruthless assassin on a quest for vengeance against the powers who destroyed her family? Train hard with this week's Pick Your Poison—where we create...
dvaleris
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...
AdamCWagner88
September 1 2017

Book-Inspired Cocktails: “Crash Landing"

What do you do when your hot-air balloon gets shot out of the air by a crazed murderer?  Brace yourself with this week's Pick Your Poison—where we create a cocktail inspired...
dvaleris
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,...
AdamCWagner88
August 25 2017

Book-Inspired Cocktails: “The Allied Sour”

What do you do when you've foiled a Nazi plan and changed the outcome of the war?  Celebrate with this week's Pick Your Poison—where we create a cocktail inspired by a recently...
dvaleris
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...
AdamCWagner88
August 18 2017

Book-Inspired Cocktails: “Rosé & DiNunzio”

What happens when the quest for justice pits you against your own partner?  Try and make amends with this week's Pick Your Poison—where we create a cocktail inspired by a recently...
dvaleris
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...
AdamCWagner88
August 11 2017

Book-Inspired Cocktails: “Dogfish of Doom”

When you represent celebrity animals, it's usually the owners that drive you to the drink. And what better way to deal with them than with this week's Pick Your Poison—where we...
dvaleris
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...
AdamCWagner88
August 4 2017

Book-Inspired Cocktails: “Robot Fuel”

The last working robot left requires a lot of fuel—especially with the high-stress involved with being a hired assassin.  So fuel up with this week's Pick Your Poison—where...
dvaleris
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...