Sunday, January 31, 2016

A Wee Dose of Death and Shards of Murder A Double Cozy Review Sunday

January has been a busy review month for me and this review is 11 and 12 for the month. I do believe this is a personal best for me. A Wee Dose of Death is the second in the Scotshop Mystery Series and is a carefully written and cleverly entangled mystery.
While I enjoyed visiting with the characters from the first book I did find I missed Peggy's twin brother in this book and hope he is in book three.  I don't think that the write up about the book does the story much justice. This story was very complex and more intense a murder then the first story. The Scotshop Mystery Series has the type of inviting covers I just love! Also spoiler alert, you may be reaching for more then a few cups of hot chocolate while reading this chilling tale.
 "While business is booming at the ScotShop in Hamelin, Vermont, proprietor Peggy Winn doesn t have time to toast her good fortune thanks to her hot-tempered, fourteenth-century Scottish companion. Being thrust into the modern world hasn t been easy for Dirk, but Peggy is at her wit s end trying to keep the ghostie galoot in line. But when the local police chief finds the body of Peggy s friend Karaline s college professor in a deserted mountain cabin, everyone is thrown for a loop. It seems the secretive professor may have been killed over his ecological work, an idea that s only reinforced when Karaline herself is shot. Now Peggy and Dirk must set aside their differences to put the cold-blooded killer under loch and key..."

In the end Fran Stewart left me wanting more! I guess I will have to wait for Book # 3! To order A Wee Dose of Death or to learn more about the series please click here. 

Shards of Murder by Cheryl Hollon  was a first for me. I did not read book one so I felt like I was at a bit of a loss while reading this second in series. Truly my own fault as I should have started with book one Pane and Suffering. Such a wonderful title for a Glass Shop Themed Cozy don't you think! 

But Book Number two 
Shards of Murder is full of surprises as well. The idea of this series is intriguing and fun.  This book is out February 23rd and can be ordered by clicking here.

"When a glass-making competition turns deadly, glass shop owner Savannah Webb must search for a window into a criminal's mind As the new proprietor of Webb's Glass Shop, Savannah has been appointed to fill her late father's shoes as a judge for the Spinnaker Arts Festival, held in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. With her innovative glass works, the clear winner is Megan Loyola, a student of Savannah's former mentor. But when Megan doesn't show up to accept her $25,000 award, rumors start flying. And when Savannah discovers the woman's dead body on festival grounds, the police immediately suspect her of murder. To keep from appearing before a judge herself, Savannah sorts through the broken pieces of glass scattered around the victim for clues as to who took this killer competition too far "

Fans of this series will not have to wait long as Cracked to Death is due out this June.  Don't you love these covers. The puppy and the colors stand out perfectly in this cover! 
When a treasure hunt leads to deadly plunder, it's up to glass shop owner Savannah Webb and her trusty investigative posse to map out the true motives of a killer . . . It's the dog days of summer in St. Petersburg, Florida, and Webb's Glass Shop proprietor Savannah Webb has an eco-friendly plan to help locals escape the heat--a recyclable bottle-crafting workshop taught by reticent store manager Amanda Blake. Turns out, the class is a bigger smash than expected, thanks in part to a pair of staggeringly old bottles brought in by snorkeler Martin Lane . . . Linked to a storied pirate shipwreck, the relics definitely pique Savannah's interest. But intrigue turns to shock when Martin's lifeless body washes ashore the next morning, another glass artifact tucked in his dive bag. With cell phone records connecting Amanda to the drowning, Savannah must voyage through unchartered territory to exonerate her colleague and capture the twisted criminal behind Martin's death . . . 

Click here to learn more about this up coming release! 

Thank you for joining me for A cup of tea and a couple of cozy mystery reviews. I would love to hear from you so please leave me a comment here or email me at

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