“Little Dirt Road: Bad Men on Whidbey Island” by Ted Mulcahey

“Little Dirt Road: Bad Men on Whidbey Island” is a cozy little mystery by Ted Mulcahey. Kevin and Jenne O’Malley are not the average married couple, if such an average could be said to exist. The O’Malley’s are former interior designers who live on the isolated and sparsely populated Whidbey Island off the coast of Washington. Now in their “golden years” and seeking relaxation, they just can’t seem to escape mayhem. It appears to follow them wherever they go. Additionally, the O’Malley’s aren’t the kind of people who just call the police, give their statements, and move on with their lives. In the style of cozy mysteries, the energetic and curiosity-loving Kevin and Jenne have a deep-seated urge to unravel mysteries on their own. I’m sure they’re loved by local law enforcement. … More “Little Dirt Road: Bad Men on Whidbey Island” by Ted Mulcahey

“The Broken Bridge” by Iris March

“The Broken Bridge” introduces readers to Molly, one of the three family members who inherited a plant store from their grandmother, who gets caught up in a mystery involving a runner on the trail behind the plant store. Molly, her twin Mia, and their family members try to help the police in attempting to figure out what happened to a missing runner, a broken bridge, and a found earring. Will Molly and her family be able to solve the mystery before Molly loses her life? … More “The Broken Bridge” by Iris March

“Cobra Pose” by Susan Rogers and John Roosen

“Cobra Pose,” written by Susan Rogers and John Roosen, is the second book in the Yoga Mat Mysteries series. The story picks up right after the events of the first book, “Dead Man’s Pose.” Elaina Williams hasn’t heard from her father, which seems unusual for him. Dr. Williams left a message claiming he was going for a walk in the Australian bush, but no one has seen or heard from him for several days. Feeling concerned, Elaina contacts her friend, Ric Peters, in hopes that he can help her get in touch with her father. Elaina, Ric, and a team of specialists must work quickly to solve the mystery of Dr. Williams’ disappearance and hopefully rescue him, if, in fact, he’s still alive. What they don’t know is Elaina might become a target of this sinister gang of cyber terrorists as well. Tensions run high and end in an emotional finale you won’t want to miss.  … More “Cobra Pose” by Susan Rogers and John Roosen

“Little White Lies” by Margaret Fenton

After African-American mayoral candidate Dr. Marcus Freedman’s office is bombed, it causes a media frenzy. Thankfully, Freedman is located, but his assistant Jason O’Dell isn’t so lucky. Claire Conover, a child welfare worker, becomes embroiled in the investigation when the DHS reports Jason’s infant daughter, Maddie, has no next of kin. The waters get even murkier when it is revealed that Dr. Freedman is the maternal grandfather; Maddie’s mother was an addict and died months after having the baby.

Jason O’Dell was in hiding, living under an assumed identity, severing ties with his wealthy family, the Alsbrooks, who owned many of the mines in Alabama. These people did not hide their racism and did not take kindly to their son being involved with a black drug addict. Amidst helping find baby Maddie proper care, Claire has agreed to foster a thirteen-year-old troubled girl who is causing friction in her relationship.

Will Claire solve the mystery of who killed Jason while keeping her sanity and relationship intact? Read and find out! … More “Little White Lies” by Margaret Fenton

“The Final Steps: A Harbor Springs Cozy Legal Mystery” by Mark M. Bello

The Final Steps: A Harbor Springs Cozy Legal Mystery is a new book by mystery author Mark M. Bello. In this new outing, Mr. Bello has left Zachary Blake behind and is taking a leap into the world of cozy mysteries. I love a good cozy mystery and this author has hit a home run in what is going to be a fabulous new series. I loved it! … More “The Final Steps: A Harbor Springs Cozy Legal Mystery” by Mark M. Bello

“Standing Dead” by Margaret Mizushima

“Standing Dead” is the eighth installment of The Timber Creek K-9 Mystery Series by award-winning author Margaret Mizushima. This read offers a deeply interactive experience with Deputy Sheriff and K-9 handler, Detective Mattie Wray, formerly known as Mattie Cobb, who has been trying to solve her father’s murder case but later finds herself fighting a more preeminent adversary than she had anticipated. … More “Standing Dead” by Margaret Mizushima

“Praesidium” by McKinley Aspen

Praesidium is the story of Kathryn Bek, or Kate, as she is known. Kate has just graduated from college and meets Raphael, a mysterious man who offers her the perfect job in New York City. While Kate thinks that she is being hired for her degree in marketing, it turns out that Raphael is hiring her for a different reason. Instead of sitting behind a desk, this wonderful character finds out that she has special powers she did not know about and is plunged, along with the rest of the new team, into a world of mystery, magic, and outright mayhem as she discovers these new talents. In addition, Kate’s past comes front and center, since the key to saving herself and the world apparently lies in the secrets of her past and her family. … More “Praesidium” by McKinley Aspen

“Murder Garden” by Ron Fritsch

“Murder Garden” by Ron Fritsch is a captivating murder mystery set in the suburbs of Chicago shortly after the decriminalization of homosexuality in the 1960s. Successful banker Ted Linden returns home one evening to find his teenage lover Warren Hadley dead in the backyard with his throat slit. The night before the murder, Darrel Hadley, Warren’s hot-headed brother, openly threatens Warren, demanding he return to the family farm. Homophobic and prejudiced attitudes within the Chicago Police Department complicate the investigation. Lead Detective Tim Conway must look past the roadblocks of preconceived ideas to the clues in order to discover the guilty party.  … More “Murder Garden” by Ron Fritsch

“Cause For Elimination” by Marla A. White

“Cause For Elimination” is a murder mystery with a touch of romance based in the distinguished world of competitive horse show jumping. Equestrian Emily Conners arrives at the barn early one morning to discover renowned horse trainer Pamela Yates in a stall with her head bashed in. After some investigation by Detective Justin Butler, it is determined this was not a horse related accident but a gruesome murder. With a long list of motives and possible suspects Detective Butler and Ms. Conners set out to unravel the dark secrets and dirty deals behind Ms. Yates’ murder. … More “Cause For Elimination” by Marla A. White

“Moose Willow Mystery” by Terri Martin

“Moose Willow Mystery” introduces readers to Janese Trout, an administrator at the local community college, who gets herself wrapped up into a mystery of disappearing people, a possible Bigfoot, and trying to maintain control of her life despite her mother. Janese is in charge of the community’s igloo building contest and that alone causes a stir among citizens; people accusing others of cheating. This leads to a strange murder, and Janese’s best friend, State Trooper Bertie, is off to investigate. Meanwhile, a stranger comes into town…to only find them gone. Can Janese help Bertie figure out what is going on in the Upper Michigan town Moose Willow before it is too late? … More “Moose Willow Mystery” by Terri Martin