Monday, March 17, 2014

Tempting Titles for Cozy Lovers

Avery Aames, aka Daryl Wood Gerber, is one busy lady. She just launched TWO new books recently. If you haven't dipped into her mystery series as yet, you are in for a real treat! The Cheese Shop mysteries are set in the fictional Ohio town of Providence and feature Charlotte Bessette, operator of Fromagerie Bessette, better known around town as The Cheese Shop.

Written under Daryl's pen name of Avery Aames, this delightful series gives you a hankering to check out the gourmet cheese section of your local market. Forget the American cheese, give me a nice wedge of cheddar. Thanks to the suggestive tips in Avery's books, I recently discovered the joys of English Cheddar Cheese with caramelized onions. Very yummy with apples and crackers.

The fifth outing in the Cheese Shop mysteries is Days of Wine and Roquefort. Charlotte Bessette’s life seems quieter than ever with her fiancé out of town and her cousin Matthew and his children out of the house. But before she can put up her feet and enjoy a glass of chardonnay, Matthew asks her to play host to Noelle Adams, a bright sommelier visiting to help grow business for the local winery.

Daryl's second Cookbook Nook mystery just came out this month. This cozy mystery series features Jenna Hart, avid reader and  foodie, who owns a cookbook store in a picturesque coastal California (think Carmel, California). In Inherit the Word, the Cookbook Nook is set to host the town’s upcoming Grill Fest, a tasty tradition, which pits local amateur chefs against one another. The expression “too many cooks” proves all too true when the eight-time champ is found murdered in the alley behind the café. Jenna has to douse the flames before the wrong person gets burned.

Visit Avery Aames/Daryl Wood Gerber website for more information on her books and lots of taste-tempting recipes. Daryl also writes on the Mystery Lovers' Kitchen blog. Check it out if you want more mouth-watering recipes!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

New Mystery Releases for March

Spring is in the air and there's a fresh crop of mysteries to enjoy. The great thing about the mystery genre is that no matter what mood you're in, it's always possible to find a great read. Cozy readers will enjoy the latest installment of Laura Child's Tea shop mysteries. Looking for a little noir? Benjamin Black has channeled Raymond Chandler for a walk down the mean streets with  Philip Marlowe. Something historical? Anne Perry has a new Thomas and Charlotte Pitt novel and C.S. Harris takes us on another Sebastian St. Cyr adventure.

So many good books to enjoy...
  • Be Careful What You Wish For [Clifton Chronicles] by Jeffrey Archer
  • Roosevelt’s Beast by Louis Bayard
  • The Black-Eyed Blonde by Benjamin Black
  • Murder in Pigalle [Aimée Leduc] by Cara Black
  • City of Darkness and Light [Molly Murphy] by Rhys Bowen
  • Stone Cold [Joe Pickett ] by C.J. Box
  • Notorious [Max Revere] by Allison Brennan
  • A Traitor’s Tears [Ursula Blanchard] by Fiona Buckley
  • The Backward Boy [Denton] by Kenneth Cameron
  • The Past Master [Denton] by Kenneth Cameron
  • The Seeker by R.B. Chesterton
  • Steeped in Evil [Tea Shop] by Laura Childs
  • Missing You by Harlan Coben
  • Apocalypse [Ethan Warner] by Dean Crawford
  • The Bootlegger [Isaac Bell] by Clive Cussler & Justin Scott
  • Double Fault [Fran Harman] by Judith Cutler
  • The Alpine Yeoman [Emma Lord] by Mary Daheim
  • Trouble in Mind: Collected Stories, Volume 3 by Jeffery Deaver
  • Providence Rag [Liam Mulligan] by Bruce DeSilva
  • Dark Side [Ingrid Langley & Patrick Gillard] by Margaret Duffy
  • Spirits Revived [Daisy Gumm Majesty] by Alice Duncan
  • Don’t Look for Me [Amos Walker] by Loren D. Estleman
  • Chain Reaction [Lucinda Pierce] by Diane Fanning
  • Wrecked [Josie Gray] by Tricia Fields
  • The Outcast Dead [Ruth Galloway] by Elly Griffiths
  • Black Horizon [Jack Swyteck] by James Grippando
  • Blood Pact [Kirk McGarvey] by David Hagberg
  • The Coal Black Asphalt Tomb [Mitch Berger & Des Mitry] by David Handler
  • Why Kings Confess [Sebastian St. Cyr] by C.S. Harris
  • Verdict of the Court [Burren] by Cora Harrison
  • False Diamond [Abbott Agency] by Veronica Heley
  • The Detective by James Patrick Hunt
  • A Circle of Wives by Alice LaPlante
  • Kill Fee [Kirk Stevens & Carla Windermere] by Owen Laukkanen
  • World Gone By [Joe Coughlin] by Dennis Lehane
  • Rivers to Blood [John Jordan] by Michael Lister
  • Strongwood: A Crime Dossier [Sherlock Holmes & Shadwell Rafferty] by Larry Millett
  • Citadel [Languedoc] by Kate Mosse
  • The Disappeared [Fredrika Bergman] by Kristina Ohlsson
  • Murder on Insel Poel [Annie Young] by D-L Nelson
  • The Player [Carter Ross] by Brad Parks
  • Poisoned Ground [Rachel Goddard] by Sandra Parshall
  • The Accident by Chris Pavone
  • Death on Blackheath [Thomas & Charlotte Pitt] by Anne Perry
  • Murder at Cape Three Points [Darko Dawson] by Kwei Quartey
  • Ten for Dying [John, Lord Chamberlain] by Mary Reed & Eric Mayer
  • Children of the Revolution [Inspector Banks] by Peter Robinson
  • Watching You [Joseph O’Loughlin] by Michael Robotham
  • Without Warning by David Rosenfelt
  • Grey Howl [Dulcie Schwartz] by Clea Simon
  • Death’s Dark Shadow [Monika Paniatowski] by Sally Spencer
  • The Cairo Affair  by Olen Steinhauer
  • Death in Sardinia [Inspector Bordelli] by Marco Vichi
  • Bone Deep [Doc Ford] by Randy Wayne White
  • I Remember You by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir
  • Savage Girl  by Jean Zimmerman
  • The Lady of Sorrows [Hermes Diaktoros] by Anne Zouroudi