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After her philandering husband died and left her penniless in Prohibition-era New York, Lola Woodby escaped with her Swedish cook to the only place she could―her deceased husband’s secret love nest in the middle of Manhattan. Her only comforts were chocolate cake, dime store detective novels, and the occasional highball (okay, maybe not so occasional). But rent came due and Lola and Berta were forced to accept the first job that came their way, leading them to set up shop as private detectives operating out of Alfie’s cramped love nest. Now Lola and Berta are in danger of losing the business they’ve barely gotten off the ground―work is sparse and money is running out. So when a society matron offers…

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Video: Missed It? Live Interview with Maia Chance and Beauty, Beast, and Belladonna: A Fairy Tale Fatal Mystery

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From the author of Cinderella Six Feet Under, a beauty must solve a beastly murder. Variety hall actress Ophelia Flax knows how to win over an audience. That’s why she’s accepted the marriage proposal of the brutish Comte de Griffe to nettle her occasional investigative partner—and romantic sparring partner—the pompous if dashing Professor Penrose. But with his boorish table manners, wild mane of hair, and habit of prowling away the wee hours, the comte has shredded Ophelia’s last nerve. She intends to disengage from her feral fiancé at his winter hunting party—until Penrose, his lovely new fiancée, and a stagecoach of stranded travelers arrive at the comte’s sprawling château. Soon she can’t tell the boars from the bores. When one…

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Haul-a-Day 21: Everything is better with coffee in one hand…

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Java. Joe. Brew. Brain fuel. Go juice. Liquid energy. Caffeine infusion. Rocket Fuel. No matter what you call it, we can’t get through the day without it–and we know you can’t either. So we’re brewing up a great gift for today’s Haul-a-Day: Four book from Cleo Coyle’s Coffeehouse Mystery series and a $25 Starbucks gift card. Even better–Coyle’s books include recipes that you can chase down with a cup of unleaded. So grab a mug, perk up and enter. To learn more about our Holiday Haul-a-Day click here.

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Culture shock, cliches and a (possible) wedding: up close with mystery maven Leslie Meier

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Autumn is upon us and there’s a chill in the air—what better time to cozy up in your favorite easy chair with a warm drink and a cozy mystery? For those unfamiliar with the genre, cozy mysteries (sometimes known simply as “cozies”) are murder mysteries in which sex and violence are downplayed in favor of a lighter, more humorous tone. Think more Miss Marple than Sam Spade. A great new cozy mystery is French Pastry Murder, the latest in the Lucy Stone series from author Leslie Meier. In the book, Meier’s heroine visits the City of Lights to be recognized for her charitable works. But Lucy has to rely upon her sleuthing skills when her vacation turns deadly.  Recently, BookTrib…

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Video: Missed It? Interview with Leslie Meier, Author of French Pastry Murder

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  We have a FRENCH PASTRY MURDER on our hands! (Book 21 in the Lucy Stone Mystery series by Leslie Meier) ABOUT FRENCH PASTRY MURDER Tinker’s Cove is abuzz with excitement when Norah, the queen of daytime TV, comes to town and selects Lucy and her pals to be featured in her “Women Who Make a Difference” episode. In recognition for their charitable work, the ladies and their husbands are awarded a dream vacation in Paris, complete with classes at Le Cooking School with renowned pastry chef Larry Bruneau. But their bon voyage is cut short when Lucy discovers the chef in a pool of blood on the second day of class… If she’s going to enjoy her vacation, she’ll…

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Live Interview with Laura Caldwell, Author of The Dog Park – Special Promo for your dog!

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Special offers brought to you by Share a funny story about your dog in the  comments area below to enter to win this cool  box of dog swag:   Enjoy The Dog Park in eBook format provided by bookshout! at a special discount for BookTrib members. This discount is available for a limited time. You can access your eBook on the web, from your smartphone or tablet.  For a direct link,  text BOOKTRIB  to 67076.Texting is within the US only.  THE DOG PARK A couple’s best friend?  Stylist Jessica Champlin knows it takes more than a darling goldendoodle to save a marriage. She and her ex-husband, investigative journalist Sebastian Hess, had too many irreconcilable differences for even their beloved dog, Baxter, to heal. So…

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Cozy with a side of crime

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Berkley Prime Crime has a lot going on in March, with the release of several cozy mysteries. They’re light on blood, and heavy on charm. Plus the imprint just turned 20! Here are BookTrib’s recommendations for readers who prefer the lighter side of crime. At the top of the must-read list is Pearls and Poison, the third entry in the Consignment Shop series by Duffy Brown. What’s a once-rich ex-wife to do in Savannah, Georgia, after she’s left with little more than her stunning wardrobe after a divorce? She opens a consignment shop with her aunt, of course, which is exactly what heroine Regan Summerside does. Although that keeps her busy, she still has time to discover who murdered her…

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