Friday, January 5, 2018

Winter Whodunnits - 12 Full Length Mystery Novels showcased at HBS Author’s Spotlight

Today the HBS Author's Spotlight is showcasing Winter Whodunnits set, 12 cozy mystery novels from best-selling authors to get your blood racing on a cold winter's eve.

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Winter Whodunnits
A Dozen Cozy Mysteries for a Chilly Winter's Night


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Curl up with a mug of cocoa, a warm fire, and a dozen murder mysteries

There's nothing chilling about this chance to explore a dozen of cozies. Curl up for a cocoa, a cookie and a killing!

Winter Whodunnits includes stories from:

* Stacey Alabaster - A Pie to Die For, Book 1 in the Bakery Detectives Cozy Mystery series

* USA Today Bestselling author Anna Celeste Burke - A Merry Christmas Wedding Mystery, a Georgie Shaw Cozy Mystery

* USA Today Bestselling author Kathi Daley - Much Ado About Felines, a Whales and Tails Cozy Mystery

* Nell Goddin - The Third Girl, Book 1 in the Molly Sutton Mysteries series

* USA Today Bestselling author Alison Golden - The Case of the Fallen Hero, an Inspector David Graham Cozy Mystery

* USA Today Bestselling author Dianne Harman - Murder at Jade Cove, a Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery

* CeeCee James - The Tempting Taste of Danger, a Walking Calamity Cozy Mystery

* Summer Prescott - A Slippery Slope of Murder

* BR Snow -The Case of the Faithful Frenchie, a Thousand Islands Doggy Inn Mystery

* USA Today Bestselling author Shannon VanBergen - The Root of All Evil, a Glock Grannies Cozy Mystery

* Amy Vansant - Pineapple Lies, Book 1 in the Pineapple Port Mystery series

* USA Today Bestselling author JA Whiting - A Haunted Disappearance, a Lin Coffin Mystery




A Pie to Die For

A Bakery Detectives Cozy Mystery


Author: Stacey Alabaster

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Rachael will do anything to protect her bakery from the evil Bakermatic Baked Goods Company. Does that include murder?

Rachael is a pastry chef with a boutique bakery. When a food critic dies after eating a pie from Rachael’s bakery, she is quickly labeled the prime suspect. Faced with a police investigation that doubts her innocence, she has no choice but to find the real killer. With carefree best friend, Pippa, Rachael sets out on a mission to save her bakery, but it could ultimately cost her and her best friend everything.


Author: Stacey Alabaster
Author: Stacey Alabaster
Author Genre: Mystery

Twitter: @staceyalabaster
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Author Description:
I have always loved a good mystery. From my early years watching Murder She Wrote to more recent shows like Monk, Psych, and my absolute favorite BBC show ever, Sherlock, I have studied what it takes to make an entertaining mystery. I am truly blessed to be able to write and share my own mysteries with you. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I loved writing them :)




A Merry Christmas Wedding Mystery

Georgie Shaw Cozy Mystery #4


Author: Anna Celeste Burke

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The star of Marvelous Marley World's latest live-action feature film goes missing! What in the World is going on?

There’s less than a month to go before Georgie Shaw and Detective Jack Wheeler’s Christmas wedding. With Georgie’s boss “Mad Max” Marley involved, the whole affair becomes much more complicated. Determined to keep the wedding plans from being derailed, Georgie pays Max a visit on the set of Marvelous Marley World’s newest feature film, The Lonely Swan Prince. The sudden disappearance of the movie’s leading lady plunges Georgie and Jack into the middle of a mystery. Where’s the missing diva? If she didn’t vanish on her own accord whodunit and why?


Author: Anna Celeste Burke
Author: Anna Celeste Burke
Author Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Humor And Comedy

Website: Desert Cities Mystery
Author's Blog: Desert Cities Mystery
Twitter: @aburke59
E-Mail: aburkesocal@gmail.com
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Author Description:
Anna Celeste Burke is an award-winning, USA Today Bestselling Author!

Welcome! Join me to get a free eBook--just copy & paste the link: http://www.desertcitiesmystery.com

Life is an extravaganza! figuring out how to hang tough and make the most of the wild ride is the challenge.

On my way to Oahu to join the rock musician and high school drop-out I had met in San Diego and married in Tijuana, I was nabbed by the police as a runaway. When the police let me go and the rock band broke up, my husband and I had to find another way to survive. Our next stop: Disney World where we trained to be chefs, courtesy of the Walt Disney World University. A GED for my husband and many more years of education landed us in academia at The Ohio State University. Retired now from my role as a professor in social work and behavioral science, I have picked up a long-time interest in writing fiction. I'm still married to the same sweet guy and live with him in the Palm Springs area. In addition to reading and writing fiction, I enjoy painting, hiking, hanging out with my handsome husband and tending to my Siamese kitties.

An award-winning and bestselling author I enjoy snooping into life's mysteries with fun, fiction, & food—California style! My books include the Jessica Huntington Desert Cities Mystery series set in the Coachella Valley near Palm Springs, the Corsario Cove Cozy Mystery series set on California’s Central Coast, and The Georgie Shaw Cozy Mystery series set in Orange County, California--the OC. Coming soon: The Misadventures of Betsy Stark also set here in the Coachella Valley.




Much Ado About Felines

Whales and Tails Mystery Book 4


Author: Kathi Daley

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A cozy mystery series set on Madrona Island, a fictional island within the San Juan Islands off the coast of Washington State. As a fourth generation islander Caitlin Hart is struggling to make her way as the economy and culture of the island evolves toward a tourism based industry. Cait lives in a cabin on her aunt's oceanfront estate where she helps her aunt run Harthaven Cat Sanctuary. When she isn't working with the cats, she helps best friend Tara, operate the coffee bar/bookstore/cat lounge they own, named Coffee Cat Books. In the fourth installment in the series, the body of a long time island local is found buried in her own grave. Cait and the gang set out to investigate the strange occurrence and along the way they uncover the truth about the mysterious man who arrived on the ferry every week and is followed everywhere he goes by a black and white cat.


Author: Kathi Daley
Author: Kathi Daley
Author Genre: Mystery, Romance

Website: Kathi Daley
Author's Blog: Random Thoughts and Meaningless Musings.
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Twitter: @kathidaley
E-Mail: kathidaley@kathidaley.com
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Author Description:
USA Today BestsellingAuthor of the Zoe Donovan cozy Mystery Series, Tj Jensen Paradise Lake Mystery series, Whales and Tails Island Mysteries, Sand and Sea Hawaiian Mysteries, Writers Retreat Southern Seashore Mysteries, and Seacliff High Teen Cozy Mystery Series.

Come for the murder, stay for the romance.

Kathi lives in the beautiful alpine community of Lake Tahoe with her husband Ken and dog Echo. When she's not writing she enjoys hanging out on the beach with her children and grandchildren. During the summer she enjoys hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, wakeboarding, and sunset cruises on the lake. During the winter she enjoys cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and curling up by a fire with a good book.

Kathi uses her mountain home as inspiration for her books, all which include appearances by the wildlife she shares her life with.




The Third Girl

Molly Sutton Mysteries Book 1


Author: Nell Goddin

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A missing girl. An amateur sleuth. And a whole lot of croissants.

Meet Molly Sutton, recently divorced and ready for a new life, who moves to the village of Castillac in France to open a B&B. She’s looking for peace, pastry, and beautiful gardens—an altogether slower life than the one she’d had in Boston. But you know what they say about the best intentions….

Molly has barely gotten over jet-lag when she hears about a local student’s disappearance. In between getting her ramshackle house in order and digging into French food, Molly ends up embroiled in the case, along with the gendarmes of Castillac. And unlike the Nancy Drews she loved as a child, this mystery is complex, stirring up emotions she thought had been put to rest and terrifying the beloved residents of her adopted village.


Author: Nell Goddin
Author: Nell Goddin
Author Genre: Mystery

Website: Nell Goddin
Twitter: @nellgoddin
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Author Description:
**Wall Street Journal bestselling author**

Nell Goddin has worked as a radio reporter, SAT tutor, short-order omelet chef, and baker. She tried waitressing but was fired twice.

Nell grew up in Richmond, Virginia and has lived in New England, New York City, and France. Currently she's back in Virginia with teenagers and far too many pets. She has degrees from Dartmouth College and Columbia University.




The Case of the Fallen Hero

An Inspector David Graham Cozy Mystery Book 3


Author: Alison Golden

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An historic castle. A beautiful wedding. A dead groom.

Former big city cop, Inspector David Graham, is now leading a small group of officers in the tiny coastal village of Gorey. One Sunday morning, as he walks around the imposing Orgueil castle, Graham’s peaceful life comes to a shuddering halt when he finds a woman kneeling beside the body of a stricken man. As the woman’s screams ring out, Graham is there to assist – and to start gathering clues. Was it suicide? An accident? Or something far more nefarious?

Questions lead to trails that send the team digging through the history of not only the affected families, but the castle itself where a quartet of talented musicians have seemingly vanished. Monolithic in size and secrets, Orgueil Castle may reveal answers in the strangest…. and deepest ways possible.

With one dead, four missing, and many long-buried family secrets, Inspector David Graham wonders if there is enough tea to see him through it all.


Author: Alison Golden
Author: Alison Golden
Author Genre: Mystery, Psychology, Paleo Diet & Lifestyle

Website: Cozy Mysteries
Author's Blog: Alison Golden - the secret life of a warrior woman
Twitter: @alisonjgolden
E-Mail: alison@cozymysteries.com
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Author Description:
Alison Golden was born and raised in Bedfordshire, England. She writes cozy mysteries and suspense novels, along with the occasional witty blog post, all of which are designed to entertain, amuse, and calm. Her approach is to combine creative ideas with excellent writing and edit, edit, edit.

She is the creator of the Reverend Annabelle Dixon cozy mysteries, a charming, fun series featuring a female vicar ministering in the beautiful county of Cornwall, England. She also produces a Jersey-based detective series featuring Inspector David Graham and the Diana Hunter series, set in Vancouver.

Her books' themes range from the humorous and sweet to harder hitting suspense. They are recommended for readers who like to relax and unwind with their books, who enjoy getting to know the characters, and who prefer the tougher side of life implied.

She is based in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and twin sons. She splits her time traveling between London and San Francisco.




Murder at Jade Cove

Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery Book 2


Author: Dianne Harman

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Was it the environmental activist enamored with spotted owls, someone from the local Native American tribe, Jeff’s son, Jeff’s wife, or his wife’s lover? Join Kelly, the owner of Kelly’s Koffee Shop, her boxer dog, Rebel, and her fiancĂ©, Mike, the county sheriff, as they try and catch the person who killed Jeff Black.

Well, it’s not as if no one wanted Jeff dead. He had enemies. There were a lot of people who didn’t want to see his property turned into a commercial hotel and spa. Finding suspects won’t be hard to do, but finding out who killed him will be. No one would ever nominate Jeff for the “Most Popular Citizen Award.” This is going to be a nightmare for Mike. I wonder how I can help him, Kelly thought.

Murder at Jade Cove is another mouth-watering Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery with recipes and a surprise at the very end!


Author: Dianne Harman
Author: Dianne Harman
Author Genre: Romance and Literary Fiction

Website: Dianne Harman Author
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Twitter: @DianneDHarman
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Author Description:
USA TODAY bestselling author and seven time Amazon All Star Author, Dianne Harman, draws her stories and characters from a diverse business and personal background. She owned a national antique and art appraisal business for many years, left that industry, and opened two yoga centers where she taught and certified yoga instructors. She's traveled extensively throughout the world and loves nothing more than cooking, playing backgammon with her husband, Tom, and throwing the ball for their dog, Kelly.

Being a dog lover and having attended numerous cooking schools, she couldn't resist writing about food and dogs. Dianne is the author of several cozy mystery series: Cedar Bay, Liz Lucas, High Desert, Midwest, Jack Trout, and the Northwest. Each of these books contains recipes from her travels. Alexis, the first book in the Midlife Journey Series was also recently published. She's the author of the award-winning suspenseful Coyote Series.

Murder in the Pearl District was chosen by Amazon to be one of their Mystery books in their October, 2016 homage of great writing by independent authors and several of her books have been chosen by them as PRIME books!




The Tempting Taste of Danger

Walking Calamity Cozy Mystery Book 5


Author: CeeCee James

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Elise Pepper has landed her dream job at the Capture The Magic book store. Peace and quiet and thousands of books to herself - including a $2m first edition of Alice in Wonderland. What more could she ask for?

It can't last of course. Her blissful solitude is rudely interrupted when someone turns the second floor of the building into a Down the Rabbit Hole-themed escape room.

But the noise is the least of her worries - what's worse is the dead bank executive upstairs and the missing first edition. Now Elise is suspected of both theft and murder, even as the killer taunts her with Alice in Wonderland clues. Can she find out who did it before she takes the fall for the crime?


Author: CeeCee James
Author: CeeCee James
Author Genre: Mystery

Website: CeeCee James
Twitter: @SunshineonMe3
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Author Description:
CeeCee James is a wife, mom of four kids and pet mom to two mini-dashchunds. She's always loved to read and always had her nose in a book-- getting her into trouble at school when she'd sneak it in her text books.

Writing has been a life long passion. Her first works were published in middle school in a local newspaper, and she won several short story and poetry competitions through out her life. Her published works include the Angel Lake Cozy Mystery series, nonfiction Ghost No More, and Wrecked and Yours, a sweet romance series. She loves writing about love and the celebration of life. Sometimes there is beauty even in the chaos of a messy moment. For her, writing is about taking time to savor those moments.



Author: Summer Prescott
Author: Summer Prescott
Author Genre: Mystery

Website: Summer Prescott Books
Twitter: @summerprescott1
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Author Description:
Growing up in a military family, I've had the amazing experience of having lived all over the world - experiencing other cultures, customs and cuisines from an early age.

Now that I've settled into a peaceful and pleasant adulthood in the Midwest, my loves in life are simple - a good book, some fine wine, and furry friends underfoot. I've found that Cozy Mystery readers are some of the nicest folks you'd ever want to meet, and I'm glad to have befriended many of you as I journey through this wonderful mystery called life.

I find inspiration for characters every day in the people I meet and the places I visit. Taking unique traits and expanding upon them, I imagine the way that new characters would look, talk, think and go about their daily lives. The folks in my books live interesting and colorful lives in the movie that plays in my head, and I get to enjoy writing down their shenanigans.




The Case of the Faithful Frenchie

The Thousand Islands Doggy Inn Mysteries Book 6


Author: B.R. Snow

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Clay Bay is celebrating its annual Parade of Pirates festivities, and Suzy and Josie have all the dogs from the Inn involved. But when one of the local banks is robbed, and a mysterious man is found dead in the bank vault, a series of events unfold that brings Suzy face to face with the bizarre Winters family. And if dealing with the members of the Winters family weren’t enough to stretch her to the limits, the arrival of the dead man’s psychotic girlfriend along with Josie’s relationship problems have Suzy beginning to question her own personality and personal demons.

From the cankerous matriarch to the obnoxious brothers to the Goth Geisha Girl, Caspian, an artist with a list of personal demons that leaves Suzy scratching her head and thanking her lucky stars, the Winters family proves to be a force to be reckoned with. Along with the newly installed chief of police, Suzy is determined to figure out what’s going on as well as find a home for the gorgeous French Bulldog who’s been forced to deal with a few demons of his own.

The latest installment in the popular Thousand Islands Doggy Inn Mystery series is a funny and often poignant tale about life and some of the choices people make while they’re trying to navigate their way through it.


Author: B.R. Snow
Author: B.R. Snow
Author Genre:

Website: B.R. Snow
Twitter: @BernSnow
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Author Description:
B.R. Snow is the author of over twenty novels that include the first 13 books in his new cozy mystery series, The Thousand Islands Doggy Inn Mysteries, as well the first 5 books in his successful Damaged Po$$e series, and Volume 1 of his new The Whiskey Run Chronicles. He has also written two stand-alone novels; Either Ore and Divorce Hotel, which is currently in development as a feature film. His books have been praised for their intricate storylines, outstanding characters and dialogue, and their humor.

In addition to his novels, he has two stage works to his credit: The Wyoming Kid, a comic melodrama set in the Wild West he co-authored with M.P. Bernosky that enjoyed a twelve-week run at the Sheridan Theatre in Sheridan, Wyoming; and a ninety-minute one-man show called A Brief History of Organizational Insanity that he wrote and performed at the Falcon Theatre in Burbank, California.

B.R. Snow grew up in the Thousand Islands in upstate New York on the Canadian border. He spent 8 years living in Sydney, Australia as well as the Outback and Northern Territory. After finishing grad school at Penn State University, he bid a fond farewell to winter and headed west. He spent 14 years in Los Angeles before relocating to Austin, Texas where he and his wife, Laurie, and their Golden Retriever, Stella, now happily reside. Like so many others, B.R. is fond of saying, “I wasn’t born in Austin, but I got here as soon as I could.”



Author: Shannon VanBergen
Author: Shannon VanBergen
Author Genre: Cozy Mystery, amateur sleuth

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Author Description:
Shannon is a mother, wife, and artist. When she’s not busy taking care of her family, she does everything from creating art with melted crayons to painting in the rain to writing entertaining stories under several different pen names. Her first mystery series features a flirtatious sleuth, a cooky grandma, and a retirement home of gun-toting vigilante grannies. Her stories are sure to entertain.




Pineapple Lies

A Pineapple Port Mystery: Book One (Pineapple Port Mysteries 1


Author: Amy Vansant

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Growing up in one of Florida’s fifty-five plus communities, Charlotte never expected life to be wild. Golf cart racing with her surrogate mothers Mariska and Darla was about as nutty as life got...until she found the hot pawnbroker’s mom buried in her backyard.

Talk about making a lousy first impression.

Armed with nothing but her wits, Pineapple Port’s questionable cast of characters and a growingcrush, Charlotte is determined to solve the mystery of Declan’s mother’s murder.

Hey, at least this guy’s skeletons aren't in his closet.


Author: Amy Vansant
Author: Amy Vansant
Author Genre: Humor and Comedy, Fantasy, Chick Lit

Website: Amy Vansant
Twitter: @AmyVansant
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Author Description:
Amy specializes in fun, comedic reads about accident prone, easily distracted women with questionable taste in men. So, autobiographies, mostly.

Amy is the former East Coast Editor of SURFER Magazine but the urge to drive up and down the coast interviewing surfers has long since left her. Currently, she is a nerd and Labradoodle mommy who works at home with her goofy husband.

She loves interacting with fans when the dog isn't laying on top of her, so stop by her blog or Twitter and say hi!




A Haunted Disappearance

A Lin Coffin Mystery Book 2


Author: JA Whiting

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The main mystery is solved in each book but you will enjoy the stories more if they are read in order.

Lin Coffin is enjoying her new life on the island of Nantucket, Massachusetts. One night while helping her cousin and her cousin’s band members load instruments and equipment into a van, she meets a friendly young couple who help her after she falls on the sidewalk. The next day while working in the garden of a new client, Lin sees the girl again but there is something very wrong.

Lin and her cousin, Viv, with the help of several others, work to solve the mystery of the girl’s disappearance.

This story has ghosts and some mild paranormal elements.


Author: J A Whiting
Author: J A Whiting
Author Genre: Cozy Mystery

Website: J A Whiting Books
Author's Blog: J A Whiting
E-Mail: jeribooks@gmail.com
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Author Description:
I'm the author of the Sweet Cove Cozy Mystery series, the Lin Coffin Cozy Mystery series, the Claire Rollins Cozy Mystery series, and the Olivia Miller Mystery series. I live with my family in New England where I work full time in education. I love spending time with family, reading, traveling, following New England sports teams, and being outdoors. Thank you for reading, leaving reviews, and sending such nice emails ! I appreciate every one of you!


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