All week long we’ll be celebrating the release of three cozy mysteries by Wicked Authors.
- Edith (Maddie Day) kicked us off yesterday with her post and giveaway for Strangled Eggs and Ham.
- Liz (Cate Conte) is up Thursday with Tell Tail Heart.
- I’ll be posting Friday about Jane Darrowfield, Professional Busybody.
It’s the first time three of our books have launched on the same day and we’re Wicked excited. Please join us in the celebration!
Strangled Eggs and Ham (A Country Store Mystery Book 6)
While Robbie scrambles through breakfast orders for her expanding clientele at Pans ‘N Pancakes, tempers run as high as the sticky August heat in South Lick, Indiana. Real-estate developer Fiona Closs plans to build a towering luxury resort at one of the most scenic hilltops in Brown County, and not everyone can see the sunny side of the imposing proposition—including Robbie’s furious Aunt Adele, who doesn’t waste a minute concocting protests and road blockades. When tensions boil over and a vocal protester is silenced forever at the resort site, Robbie ditches the griddle to catch the killer. But if slashed tires are any indication, she’ll need to crack this case before her own aunt gets served something deadly next . . .
The Tell Tail Heart (Cat Cafe Mystery Series Book 3)
Welcome back to the charming New England coast, where Maddie James’s cat café is at risk of becoming a crime scene for the purrfect murder. . .
Maddie is hoping to have some downtime during Daybreak Island’s off-season to tackle her to-do list. Her grandfather’s house-turned-cat-café is under construction and she’s also scoping out places to open a juice bar on the island. On top of that, her relationship with adorable dog groomer Lucas has taken a pawsitive turn.
But easy is getting harder every day for Maddie, especially when a big-name writer who’s on the island working on a new project winds up floating in the canal. This, on the exact same day an eccentric woman shows up at the cafe claiming Maddie’s cat, JJ, is hers.
As the investigation into the dead writer picks up, Maddie realizes that even the neighbors she’s known all her life might be keeping secrets that go deep into the heart of this small seaside town. Meanwhile, a killer remains at-large…and on the prowl.
Jane Darrowfield, Professional Busybody (Jane Darrowfield Book 1)
Jane Darrowfield is a year into her retirement, and she’s already traveled and planted a garden. She’s organized her photos, her recipes, and her spices. The statistics suggest she has at least a few more decades ahead of her, so she better find something to do . . .
After Jane helps a friend with a sticky personal problem, word starts to spread around her bridge club—and then around all of West Cambridge, Massachusetts—that she’s the go-to girl for situations that need discreet fixing. Soon she has her first paid assignment—the director of a 55-and-over condo community needs her to de-escalate hostilities among the residents. As Jane discovers after moving in for her undercover assignment, the mature set can be as immature as any high schoolers, and war is breaking out between cliques.
It seems she might make some progress—until one of the aging “popular kids” is bludgeoned to death with a golf club. And though the automatic sprinklers have washed away much of the evidence, Jane’s on course to find out whodunit . . .Readers: Tell us about something you’re celebrating!
Congrats on all your book birthdays!
Thank you, Marla!
Happy Release Day — I’m looking forward to reading all three of these books! I’m celebrating that we have more dry days than rainy days predicted this week! My dog is happy too. Thunderstorms and rain freak him out!
I am with you on those dry days, too!
Happy Book Birthday Edith, Liz, and Barb. As you know from my guest post here last week, it’s my book birthday, too, for Clause & Effect. I was going to wish us all “many happy returns of the day” but somehow that didn’t sound quite right for writers!
Happy book birthday, Kathy Lynn!
LOL! Never say to writers, “Many happy returns.” Happy book birthday to you.
Happy release day, ladies!
Thank you, Abby.
Happy Release Day! All sound very good, I’m looking forward to reading them. Love those covers too.
Aren’t those covers great? Thanks so much.
Happy book birthday to all three of you! What a lot of great reading to look forward to this summer!
Thank you, Jessie! And there are more Wicked books coming in July!
Congrats to all! I have reason to celebrate too – my 25th wedding anniversary is this year!
Congratulations, Alison. Have a Happy Anniversary.
Congratulations on release day! As a reader, I celebrate the release of new books in my beloved series. It is sunny and beautiful in Oregon and I can sit on the deck with a cold drink and a new book!
That sounds devine, Jeanette.
Congratulations to all of you!
Thank you, Liz.
Congrats to all three of you. I’ve read Barbara and Edith’s books, and they are great. Liz, I’ll be picking up your book on my way home from work tonight and reading it as soon as I can.
Thank you so much, Mark! And for all you do for the mystery community.
Congrats to all three of you for your great accomplishment! I just celebrated 18 years of sobriety and I can really enjoy your books!
Congratulations, Ginny. That is quite an accomplishment.
Congrats to all! Wonderful stories. Last week was our 50th wedding anniversary. Because of health issues (including those of the 16+ year-old dog) and other things we have decided than rather than take that trip around the world we would revisit our memories and celebrate little things all summer long. I even promised my husband that I would turn over a new leaf and be nice for the next 50 years. I think I can make 25 or 30, not sure about 50! 😉
Have a wonderful 50th anniversary summer!
LOL. Good luck! We’ve survived 46 years so far. We’ll try to match your remarkable achievement.
Congratulations on all three book birthdays!
Looking forward to reading all of them.
They all sound great. Gee, I didn’t know being a professional busybody was possible. I wonder how they figure that out on an employment test.
LOL. Employment test! I love it.
Congratulations everyone!! Can’t wait to read these.
Thank you, Grace!
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