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Death by Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake | Death by Chocolate Mystery Book One

Welcome to the Angela Episode! Angela Maria Hart and Angela Cox discuss Death by Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake (Death by Chocolate Mystery #1) by Sarah Graves.ย  ๐Ÿ“– ABOUT THE BOOK ๐Ÿ“– Life just got a little sweeter in the island fishing village of Eastport, Maine. Jacobia โ€œJakeโ€ Tiptree and her best friend Ellie are opening a waterfront bake shop, The Chocolate Moose, where their tasty treats pair perfectly with the salty ocean breeze. But while Jake has moved on from fixing up houses, she still can't resist the urge to snoop into the occasional murder. Jake and Ellie have been through a lot together, from home repair to homicide investigation. So when they decide to open a chocolate-themed bakery, they figure itโ€™ll be a piece of cake. With Ellieโ€™s old family recipes luring in customers, they expect to make plenty of dough this Fourth of July weekend. Having family home for the holiday only sweetens the deal for Jakeโ€”until the ill wind of an early-season hurricane blows up her plans. When the storm hits, Jakeโ€™s grown son Sam is stranded in a Boston bus station, and her husband Wade is stuck on a cargo ship. But as bitter as the storm is, something even more sinister is brewing in the kitchen of The Chocolate Mooseโ€”where health inspector Matt Muldoon is found murdered. Ellie never made a secret of her distaste for Matt, who had been raining on their parade with bogus talk of health code violations. Now, with no alibi for the night of the murder, sheโ€™s in a sticky situation with the policeโ€”and itโ€™s up to Jake to catch the real killer and keep Ellie living in the land of the free. ย  GoodReads Page: YouTube Link:ย 
4/9/2024 โ€ข 1 hour, 19 minutes
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Fresh Brewed Murder | Ground Rules Mystery Book One

Welcome to the Angela episode! Angela Maria Hart and Angela Cox discuss Fresh Brewed Murder (A Ground Rules Mystery 1) by Emmeline Duncan with The Cozy Mystery Book Club!ย  โ˜•๏ธ BOOK BLURB โ˜•๏ธ Master barista Sage Caplin is opening a new coffee cart in Portland, Oregon, but a killer is brewing up a world of trouble.... Portland is famous for its rain, hipsters, craft beers...and coffee. Sage Caplin has high hopes for her coffee cart, Ground Rules, which she runs with her business partner, Harley - a genius at roasting beans and devising new blends. That's essential in a city where locals have intensely strong opinions about cappuccino versus macchiato - especially in the case of one of Sage's very first customers.... Sage finds the man's body in front of her cart, a fatal slash across his neck. There's been plenty of anger in the air, from longtime vendors annoyed at Ground Rules taking a coveted spot in the food truck lot, to protesters demonstrating against a new high-rise. But who was mad enough to commit murder? Sage is already fending off trouble in the form of her estranged, con artist mother, who's trying to trickle back into her life. But when Sage's very own box cutter is discovered to be the murder weapon, she needs to focus on finding the killer fast - before her business, and her life, come to a bitter end... ย  GoodReads Page:ย  YouTube Livestream Link:ย 
3/12/2024 โ€ข 1 hour, 21 minutes
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Pride, Prejudice and Poison | A Jane Austen Society Mystery Book One

Join Angela, Ben, and the rest of the sleuthing family for the first Cozy Mystery Book Club livestream of 2024! Kicking off a year of coziness with Pride, Prejudice and Poison by Elizabeth Blake. ๐Ÿ“– ABOUT THE BOOK ๐Ÿ“– Antiquarian bookstore proprietor Erin Coleridge uses her sense and sensibility to deduce who killed the president of the local Jane Austen Society. Erin Coleridgeโ€™s used bookstore in Kirkbymoorside, North Yorkshire, England is a meeting place for the villagers and, in particular, for the local Jane Austen Society. At the Societyโ€™s monthly meeting, matters come to a head between the old guard and its young turks. After the meeting breaks for tea, persuasion gives way to murderโ€”with extreme prejudiceโ€”when president Sylvia Pemberthy falls dead to the floor. Poisoned? Presumablyโ€ฆbut by whom? And was Sylvia the only target? Handsomeโ€”but shyโ€”Detective Inspector Peter Hadley and charismatic Sergeant Rashid Jarral arrive at the scene. The long suspect list includes Sylviaโ€™s lover Kurt Becker and his tightly wound wife Suzanne. Or, perhaps, the killer was Sylviaโ€™s own cuckolded husband, Jerome. Among the many Society members who may have had her in their sights is dashing Jonathan Alder, who was heard having a royal battle of words with the late president the night before. Then, when Jonathan Alder narrowly avoids becoming the next victim, Farnsworth (the townโ€™s โ€œcat ladyโ€) persuades a seriously time-crunched Erin to help DI Hadley. But the killer is more devious than anyone imagines. ย  GoodReads Page:ย  YouTube Livestream:ย 
2/27/2024 โ€ข 1 hour, 32 minutes
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Survival of the Fritters | Deputy Donut Mystery Book One

Join Angela and Ben as they discuss the first book in the Deputy Donut Mystery series, Survival of the Fritters by Ginger Bolton.ย  ย  ๐Ÿ“–ABOUT THE BOOK๐Ÿ“– Emily Westhill runs the best donut shop in Fallingbrook, Wisconsin, alongside her retired police chief father-in-law and her tabby Deputy Donut. But after murder claims a favorite customer, Emily canโ€™t rely on a sidekick to solve the crimeโ€”or stay alive. If Emily has learned anything from her past as a 911 operator, itโ€™s to stay calm during stressful situations. But thatโ€™s a tall order when one of her regulars, Georgia Treetor, goes missing. Georgia never skips morning cappuccinos with her knitting circle. Her pals fear the worstโ€”especially Lois, a close friend who recently moved to town. As evening creeps in, Emily and the ladies search for Georgia at home. And they find herโ€”murdered among a scattering of stale donuts . . . Disturbingly, Georgiaโ€™s demise coincides with the five-year anniversary of her sonโ€™s murder, a case Emilyโ€™s late detective husband failed to solve before his own sudden death. With Lois hiding secrets and an innocent manโ€™s life at stake, Emilyโ€™s forced to revisit painful memories on her quest for answers. Though someoneโ€™s alibi is full of holes, only a sprinkling of clues have been left behind. And if Emily canโ€™t trace them back to a killer in time, her donut shop will end up permanently closed for business... ย  GoodReads:ย  YouTube Livestream:ย  ย 
2/13/2024 โ€ข 1 hour, 35 minutes
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A Sprinkling of Murder | A Fairy Garden Mystery Book One

Join Angela, Colleen, and the rest of the sleuthing family for a cozy discussion of A Sprinkling of Murder by Daryl Wood Gerber.ย  ๐Ÿ“– ABOUT THE BOOK ๐Ÿ“– Fairy garden store owner Courtney Kelly believes in inviting magic into your life. But when uninvited trouble enters her shop, she'll need more than a sprinkling of her imagination to solve a murder . . . Since childhood, Courtney has loved fairies. After her mother died when she was ten, she lost touch with that feeling of magic. A year ago, at age twenty-nine, she rediscovered it when she left her father's landscaping business to spread her wings and start a fairy garden business and teashop in beautiful Carmel, California. At Open Your Imagination, she teaches garden design and sells everything from fairy figurines to tinkling wind chimes and trickling fountains. Now she's starting a book club tea. But the light of the magical world she's created inside her shop is darkened one night when she discovers neighboring dog-grooming business owner Mick Watkins dead beside a fountain. To make matters worse, the police suspect Courtney of the crime. To clear her name and find the real killer, Courtney will have to wing it. But she's about to get a little help from an unexpected new friend . . . ย  GoodReads Link: YouTube Livestream Link:ย  ย  COLLEENย  โ™ก Instagram: โ™กย  ย  ANGELA MARIA HART โ™ก Website: โ™ก Twitter: (@writerahart) โ™ก Instagram: (@writerahart) โ™ก YouTube: (@booksaremyhart) โ™ก GoodReads: (@angelamariahart) โ™ก ย  THE COZY MYSTERY BOOK CLUB Sign Up for The Cozy Mystery Newsletter and Receive **THREE** Free Cozy Mystery Themed Bingo Boards:ย  โœง Website:ย  โœง Twitter: (@cozymysteryclub) โœง Instagram:ย  (@cozymysteryclub) โœง Newsletter Landing Page:ย  โœง
1/9/2024 โ€ข 1 hour, 30 minutes
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A Brush with Murder | A Paint by Murder Mystery Book One

Welcome to The Cozy Mystery Book Club! In this episode, we will be discussing Bailee Abbott's A Brush with Murder. ๐Ÿ“– BOOK BLURB ๐Ÿ“– A quiet lakeside town in western New York state is the new home of Manhattan artist Chloe Abbington and the backdrop for murder in this series debut by Bailee Abbott. For Chloe Abbington, the transition from fine art painter in New York City to painting-event business owner in charming Whisper Cove is more than a little jarring. But when poison-pen journalist Fiona Gimble writes a viciously negative review of the newly opened Paint with a View, Chloe learns that critics are the same everywhere. And when she finds Fiona's body behind her shop with a painting knife in her neck, Chloe realizes that this picture-perfect town offers anything but peace and quiet. Suddenly, bustling Artisan Alley is a crime scene, and Chloe is the prime suspect. Her sister and business partner, Izzie, isn't much helpโ€”she's busy running the shop, and besides, she has secrets of her own. As shrewd Detective Barrett tries to paint her into a corner, Chloe soon finds that Fiona had plenty of enemies. Theย Whisper Cove Gazetteย columnist wielded her pen like a sword, slicing and dicing just about every shop owner in the lakeside town. With the help of her affectionate canine buddy, Max, Chloe sets out to prove that she's been framed for Fiona's murder. But she'd better learn the fine art of detection quickly, before the real killer paints the town red again. Otherwise, she may end up trading in her paint smock for an orange jumpsuit...or a green burial plot. ย  YouTube Livestream:ย 
12/8/2023 โ€ข 1 hour, 40 minutes
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Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder | Hannah Swensen Book One

Join Angela, Kelly, and The Cozy Mystery Book Club as they discuss Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder (Hannah Swensen #1) by Joanne Fluke. Discover the delicious mystery that started it all! No one cooks up a delectable, suspense-filled mystery quite like Hannah Swensen, Joanne Fluke's dessert-baking, red-haired heroine whose gingersnaps are as tart as her comebacks, and whose penchant for solving crimes one delicious clue at a time has made her a bestselling favorite. And it all began on these pages, with a bakery, a murder, and some suddenly scandalous chocolate-chip crunchies. Featuring a bonus short story and brand new, mouthwatering recipes, this limited edition of the very first Hannah Swensen mystery is sure to have readers coming back for seconds. Hannah Swenson already has her hands full trying to dodge her mother's attempts to marry her off while running The Cookie Jar, Lake Eden, Minnesota's most popular bakery. But once Ron LaSalle, the beloved delivery man from the Cozy Cow Dairy, is found murdered behind her bakery with Hannah's famous Chocolate Chip Crunchies scattered around him, her life just can't get any worse. Determined not to let her cookies get a bad reputation, she sets out to track down a killer. Who would have the sheer audacity and the motive to kill the most punctual delivery man Hannah ever had? Topping the list is the high school football coach. What exactly was his wife doing, making the rounds with the milkman? Could Max Turner, owner of Cozy Cow Dairy, have had a secret he didn't want to share with his top employee? The more Hannah snoops, the more suspects turn up. Why has Lake Eden's most prominent prodigal son, Benton Woodley, just resurfaced? And what about the mysterious Mr. Harris who seemed interested in buying the property next to the dairy, but then disappeared? This is one murder that's starting to leave a very bad taste in Hannah's mouth. And if she doesn't watch her back, Hannah's sweet life may get burned to a crisp. YouTube Video: GoodReads Page: ย  * Special Guest | Kelly Reynolds * Website: Instagram: @realkellyrey and @boobiespodcast ย  ~ ~ WHERE TO FIND ME (ANGELA) ONLINE ~ ~ย  โ™ก Website:ย  โ™ก Twitter: (@writerahart) โ™ก Instagram: (@writerahart) โ™ก YouTube: (@booksaremyhart) Featuring Classically Cozy Conversations & Chatting Romance โ™ก GoodReads: (@angelamariahart)ย  โ™ก Pinterest: (@angelamhart2011) โ™ก WattPad: โ™ก Newsletter Landing Page: THE COZY MYSTERY BOOK CLUB โœง Twitter: (@cozymysteryclub)ย  โœง Instagram: (@cozymysteryclub) โœง Newsletter Landing Page: โœง Complete YouTube Playlist: ** Where to Find Cozy Mystery Book Club Swag ** โœฆ Zazzle:ย  โœฆ TeeSpring: โœฆ Society6: Extras: Cozy Corner Chats & 12 Days of Cozies (December 1st to 12th) ** Celebrating Cozy ** โœฆ Twitter: (@celebratingcozy) WORDSONTHEPAGEATHONย  โœŽ Twitter: (@WordsOnThePage)ย  โœŽ Instagram: (@wordsonthepageathon) โœŽ Website: https://wordsonthepageathon.wordpress... ROMANTICS AT HARTย  โœฎ Goodreads: โœฎ Twitter: (@RomanticsAtHart) โœฎ Website: Shhhโ€ฆ..Potential Pennameโ€ฆ ELLA MARIA HARTย  โ€ Website: โ€ Twitter: (@EllaMariaWrites) โ€ Instagram: (@EllaMariaHart) โ€ Newsletter Landing Page: ย 
12/5/2023 โ€ข 1 hour, 32 minutes
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Murder, She Barked | Paws and Claws Mystery Book One

Join Angela and Tammy (aka tamsterdam_reads on Instagram) as they discuss the first book in the Paws and Claws Mystery Series, Murder, She Barked, by Krista Davis. ย  ABOUT THE BOOK The Sugar Maple Inn in Wagtail, Virginia, is the country's premiere vacation hot spot for pet owners who canโ€™t bear to leave their furry friends behind. But this tourist town smells trouble when a killer goes on the prowl.... Holly Miller's life has gone to the dogs. She has no job, her boyfriend's former flame is sniffing around, and a scruffy but loveable Jack Russell Terrier is scattering crumbs all over her borrowed car. Just when she thought things couldn't get worse, a troubling phone call about her grandmother sends her rushing home to the family inn on Wagtail Mountain. The staffโ€”and a frisky Calico kitten named Twinkletoesโ€”adopts Holly and her new dog on arrival. But someone in this friendly town is bad to the bone. One of the employees at the inn has been killed in a hit-and-run accidentโ€”which is looking anything but accidental. Now Holly and her furry companions will have to nose out the murderer before someone else gets muzzled. ย  YouTube Livestream: GoodReads:ย  Paws & Claws Buddy Read Information:ย  ย  ~ ~ THE COZY MYSTERY BOOK CLUB ~ ~ Sign Up for The Cozy Mystery Newsletter and Receive THREE Free Cozy Mystery Themed Bingo Boards: โœง Website: โœง Twitter: (@cozymysteryclub) โœง Instagram: (@cozymysteryclub) โœง Newsletter Landing Page: โœง Join Our Cozy Corner Chats & our Cozy Christmas Extravaganza, 12 Days of Cozies! 12 Days of Cozies runs December 1st to December 12th. Join us for daily Twitter and Instagram giveaways, nightly reading sprints from 5:00 to 8:00 PM EST, author chats from 8:00 to 9:00 PM EST, author blogs, Instagram challenges, and lots more! ** Where to Find Cozy Mystery Book Club Swag ** โœฆ Zazzle: โœฆ TeeSpring: โœฆ Society6: ** Celebrating Cozy ** โœฆ Twitter: (@celebratingcozy)
9/20/2023 โ€ข 1 hour, 22 minutes
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Snow Way Out | Snow Globe Shop Mystery Book One

Welcome to our book club discussion of Snow Way Out (Snow Globe Shop Mystery 1) by Christine Husom. Join Angela and Kelly for all sorts of cozy fun! ย  ~ BOOK BLURB ~ Curio shop manager Camryn Brooks thought sheโ€™d seen every kind of snow globeโ€”until she saw one depicting a crime sceneโ€ฆ Ever since she was a child, Cami has loved the sparkling beauty of snow globes, and now, she sells them. In fact, theyโ€™re so popular, Cami and her friendโ€”coffee shop owner Alice โ€œPinkyโ€ Nelsonโ€”are hosting a snow globe making class. After the flurry of activity has ended and everyone has gone off with their own handmade snow globes, Cami spots a new globe left behind on a shelf, featuring an odd tableauโ€”a man sleeping on a park bench. On her way home, she drifts through the town park and is shaken to come upon the scene from the globeโ€”a man sitting on a bench. But he isnโ€™t sleepingโ€”he has a knife in his back. When the police arrive, itโ€™s clear they consider Cami a little flaky and possibly a suspect. After her friends also come under suspicion, Cami starts plowing through clues to find the cold-blooded backstabberโ€”before someone else gets icedโ€ฆ ย  Have you read the book? What did you think? ย  ___________________ THE COZY MYSTERY BOOK CLUB โœง Website: โœง Twitter: (@cozymysteryclub) โœง Instagram: (@cozymysteryclub) โœง Newsletter Landing Page: โœง Complete YouTube Playlist: โœง 12 Days of Cozies Newsletter Landing Page: *Sign Up For Three Free Bingo Boards โœง Cozy Corner Chats & 12 Days of Cozies (December 1st to 12th) Email: [email protected] ** Where to Find Cozy Mystery Book Club Swag ** โœฆ Zazzle: โœฆ TeeSpring: โœฆ Society6: ** Celebrating Cozy ** โœฆ Twitter: (@celebratingcozy)
9/6/2023 โ€ข 1 hour, 40 minutes
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Tagged for Death | Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery Book One

Join Angela, Paula, Annie, and the rest of The Cozy Mystery Book Club for their discussion of Sherry Harris's Tagged for Death. ๐Ÿ“– ABOUT THE BOOK ๐Ÿ“– Starting your life over at age thirty-eight isn't easy, but that's what Sarah Winston finds herself facing when her husband CJ runs off with a 19-year-old temptress named Tiffany. Sarah's self-prescribed therapy happily involves hitting all the garage and tag sales in and around her small town of Ellington, Massachusetts. If only she could turn her love for bargain hunting into a full-time career. One man's junk is another man's treasure But after returning from a particularly successful day searching for yard sale treasures, Sarah finds a grisly surprise in one of her bags: a freshly bloodied shirtโ€ฆthat undoubtedly belongs to her ex, CJ, who now happens to be Ellington's chief of police. If that's not bad enough, it seems Tiffany has gone missing. Now it's up to Sarah to prove that her cold-hearted ex is not a cold-blooded killerโ€ฆ But finding that treasure can be murder.
8/22/2023 โ€ข 1 hour, 25 minutes, 30 seconds
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Murder in G Major | Gethsemane Brown Mysteries Book One

Join The Cozy Mystery Book Club for their discussion of Murder in G Major (Gethsemane Brown Mysteriesย #1) by Alexia Gordon. ย  ๐Ÿ“– ABOUT THE BOOK ๐Ÿ“– With few other options, African-American classical musician Gethsemane Brown accepts a less-than-ideal position turning a group of rowdy schoolboys into an award-winning orchestra. Stranded without luggage or money in the Irish countryside, she figures any job is better than none. The perk? Housesitting a lovely cliffside cottage. The catch? The ghost of the cottage's murdered owner haunts the place. Falsely accused of killing his wife (and himself), he begs Gethsemane to clear his name so he can rest in peace. Gethsemane's reluctant investigation provokes a dormant killer and she soon finds herself in grave danger. As Gethsemane races to prevent a deadly encore, will she uncover the truth or star in her own farewell performance?
8/8/2023 โ€ข 1 hour, 30 minutes
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On Borrowed Crime | Jane Doe Book Club Mystery Book One

Discuss Kate Young's On Borrowed Crime with Angela, Christine, and Mary! A modern day Agatha Christie cozy mystery with lots of twists and turns.ย  On Borrowed Crime by Kate Young A shoe-in read for fans of Ellery Adams and Kate Carlisle,ย On Borrowed Crimeย is the first in Kate Young's new Georgia-set, sweet tea filled, Jane Doe Book Club mysteries. The Jane Doe book club enjoys guessing whodunit, but when murder happens in their midst, they discover solving crimes isn't fun and games... Lyla Moody loves her sleepy little town of Sweet Mountain, Georgia. She likes her job as receptionist for her uncle's private investigative firm, her fellow true crime obsessed Jane Doe members are the friends she's always wanted, and her parents just celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary. But recently, with her best friend Melanie on vacation, and her ex-boyfriend and horrible cousin becoming an item and moving in next door to her, her idyllic life is on the fritz. The cherry on top of it all is finding Carol, a member of the club, dead and shoved into a suitcase, left at Lyla's front door. Unusual circumstances notwithstanding, with Carol's heart condition, the coroner rules Carol's death undetermined. But when they discover the suitcase belongs to Melanie, who had returned from her vacation the following morning, Sweet Mountain police begin to suspect Lyla's best friend. Determined that police are following the wrong trail, to clear her friend's name, and to not allow Carol become one of the club's studied cold cases, Lyla begins to seek out the real killer. That is, until she becomes the one sought after. Now, finding the truth could turn her into the killer's next plot twist, unless she wins the game of cat and mouse. ย  YouTube Livestream Link:ย  GoodReads Link:ย  ย  Christine Keck Twitter: @Christinek311 Instagram: @christine_bookselfies Mary Baza Twitter: @baza_mary Instagram: @mimsbookshelves ย  ~ ~ WHERE TO FIND ME (ANGELA) ONLINE ~ ~ โ™ก Website: โ™ก Twitter: (@writerahart) โ™ก Instagram: (@writerahart) โ™ก YouTube: ย ย ย /ย booksaremyhartย ย  (@booksaremyhart) Featuring Classically Cozy Conversations, Cozy Mystery Writing 101, Romantics at Hart, The Cozy Mystery Book Club, & Chatting Romance โ™ก GoodReads: (@angelamariahart) โ™ก BlogLovin: โ™ก Pinterest Personal Account: (@angelamhart2011) โ™ก Pinterest Business: (@authorangelahart) โ™ก Tumblr: (@writerangela) โ™ก WeHeartIt: โ™ก WattPad: โ™ก Sign Up for My Monthly Newsletter: โ™ก
6/20/2023 โ€ข 1 hour, 5 minutes
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Killer Chardonnay | Colorado Wine Mystery Book One

Welcome to our book club discussion of Killer Chardonnay! The first YouTube book club livestream of 2021 featured Killer Chardonnay by Kate Lansing. Y'all have been loving this book on Instagram and Twitter. Let's discuss all the coziness, wine, cat cuteness, love triangle drama, and murder! Join Angela and Ben for this cozy chat.ย  A young winery owner won't let one sour grape ruin the bunch in the first installment of this exciting cozy mystery series. Parker Valentine has always dreamed of opening her own winery in her hometown of Boulder, Colorado. But she gets more than she bargained for when a food and wine critic unexpectedly shows up at Vino Valentine on opening day. A negative review could be fatal for her business, and not only does he seem to hate her chardonnay, he also collapses and dies shortly after drinking it. Although Parker hoped that the attendees would put a cork in it, soon her winery is at the center of a social media firestorm. With #killerchardonnay trending online, Parker's business is in danger of closing, and she has no choice but to investigate the murder herself. To restore her reputation, catch a killer, and keep her struggling business open, Parker needs only one thing: some good proof. ย  GoodReads Link: YouTube Livestream Link:ย 
6/6/2023 โ€ข 1 hour, 45 minutes
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Join Angela and Ben as they discuss The Diva Runs Out of Thyme (A Domestic Diva Mystery Book 1) for The Cozy Mystery Book Club. ๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ“–**The Diva Runs Out of Thyme | Book Blurb**๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ“– Domestic diva Sophie Winston is about to learn that some dishes are best served cold... Few can compete with local celebrity Natasha Smith when it comes to entertaining, but Sophie Winston is determined to try. Her childhood rival may have stolen the spotlightโ€”and her husbandโ€”but this Thanksgiving Sophie is determined to rob Natasha of the prize for Alexandria, Virginia's Stupendous Stuffing Shakedown. She just needs the right ingredient. But Sophie's search for the perfect turkey takes a basting when she stumbles across a corpse. And when the police find her name and photo inside the victim's car, Sophie will have to set her trussing aside to solve the murderโ€”or she'll be serving up prison grub... YouTube Livestream Link:ย 
4/20/2023 โ€ข 1 hour, 26 minutes, 10 seconds
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Little.Bookshop of Murder | Beach Reads Mystery Book One

Join Angela, Christine, and Micah for The Cozy Mystery Book Club's May livestream event! Let's get cozy and discuss Little Bookshop of Murder. ๐ฟ๐’พ๐“‰๐“‰๐“๐‘’ ๐ต๐‘œ๐‘œ๐“€๐“ˆ๐’ฝ๐‘œ๐“… ๐‘œ๐’ป ๐‘€๐“Š๐“‡๐’น๐‘’๐“‡ (๐ต๐‘’๐’ถ๐’ธ๐’ฝ ๐‘…๐‘’๐’ถ๐’น๐“ˆ ๐‘€๐“Ž๐“ˆ๐“‰๐‘’๐“‡๐“Ž ๐Ÿฃ) ๐’ท๐“Ž ๐‘€๐’ถ๐‘”๐‘”๐’พ๐‘’ ๐ต๐“๐’ถ๐’ธ๐“€๐’ท๐“Š๐“‡๐“ƒ Summer Merriweather's career as a Shakespeare professor hangs by a bookbinder's thread. Academic life at her Virginia university is a viper's pit, so Summer spends her summer in England, researching a scholarly paper that, with any luck, will finally get her published, impress the Dean, and save her job. But her English idyll ends when her mother, Hildy, shuffles off her mortal coil from an apparent heart attack. Returning to Brigid's Island, NC, for the funeral, Summer is impatient to settle the estate, sell her mom's embarrassingly romance-themed bookstore, Beach Reads, and go home. But as she drops by Beach Reads, Summer finds threatening notes addressed to Hildy: "Sell the bookstore or die." Clearly, something is rotten on Brigid's Island. What method is behind the madness? Was Hildy murdered? The police insist there's not enough evidence to launch a murder investigation. Instead, Summer and her Aunt Agatha screw their courage to the sticking place and start sleuthing, with the help of Hildy's beloved book club. But there are more suspects on Brigid's Island than are dreamt of in the Bard's darkest philosophizing. And if Summer can't find the villain, the town will be littered with a Shakespearean tragedy's worth of corpses--including her own. ย  YouTube Livestream Link:ย  GoodReads Link:ย 
12/20/2022 โ€ข 1 hour, 23 minutes, 28 seconds
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Real Murders | Aurora Teagarden Book One

Join Angela Maria Hart and Kelly Reynolds as they discuss Real Murders (Aurora Teagarden #1) by Charlaine Harris for The Cozy Mystery Book Club! ๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ“–Real Murders Book Blurb๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ“– Though a small town at heart, Lawrenceton, Georgia, has its dark side-and crime buffs. One of whom is librarian Aurora "Roe" Teagarden, a member of the Real Murders Club, which meets once a month to analyze famous cases. It's a harmless pastimeโ€”until the night she finds a member killed in a manner that eerily resembles the crime the club was about to discuss. And as other brutal "copycat" killings follow, Roe will have to uncover the person behind the terrifying game, one that casts all the members of Real Murders, herself included, as prime suspects-or potential victims. GoodReads Link:ย  YouTube Livestream Link:ย 
11/15/2022 โ€ข 1 hour, 26 minutes, 10 seconds
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The Secret, Book, and Scone Society | The Secret, Book, & Scone Society Mysteries

Join The Cozy Mystery Book Club's Angela Maria Hart and guest sleuther, Kelly Reynolds, for a cozy discussion of The Secret, Book, & Scone Society by Ellery Adams. ๐Ÿ“– The Secret, Book & Scone Society (Secret, Book, & Scone Society 1) by Ellery Adams ๐Ÿ“– Miracle Springs, North Carolina, is a place of healing. Strangers flock here hoping the natural hot springs, five-star cuisine, and renowned spa can cure their ills. If none of that works, they often find their way to Miracle Books, where, over a fresh-baked โ€œcomfortโ€ scone from the Gingerbread House bakery, they exchange their stories with owner Nora Pennington in return for a carefully chosen book. Thatโ€™s Noraโ€™s special talentโ€”prescribing the perfect novel to ease a personโ€™s deepest pain and lighten their heaviest burden. When a visiting businessman reaches out to Nora for guidance, she knows exactly which novels will help. But before he can keep their appointment at Miracle Books, heโ€™s found dead on the train tracks. Stunned, Nora forms the Secret, Book, and Scone Society, a group of damaged souls yearning to gain trust and earn redemption by helping others. To join the society, members must divulge their darkest secretโ€”the terrible truth that brought each of them to Miracle Springs in the first place. Determined to uncover the truth behind the businessmanโ€™s demise, the women meet in Noraโ€™s cramped and cozy bookstore to share stories and trade support. And as they untangle a web of corruption, they also discover their own courage, purpose, and a sisterhood that will carry them through every challengeโ€”proving itโ€™s never too late to turn the page and start over . . . ย  GoodReads Link:ย  YouTube Livestream Link:ย 
10/18/2022 โ€ข 1 hour, 41 minutes
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Death Overdue | Haunted Library Mysteries

Welcome to The Cozy Mystery Book Club's discussion of Death Overdue (The Haunted Library Mysteries #1) by Allison Brook. Join Angela and Ben as they chat all about this bookish paranormal cozy.ย  ๐Ÿ“– ~BOOK BLURB ~ Carrie Singleton is just about done with Clover Ridge, Connecticut until she's offered a job as the head of programs and events at the spooky local library, complete with its own librarian ghost. Her first major event is a program presented by a retired homicide detective, Al Buckley, who claims he knows who murdered Laura Foster, a much-loved part-time library aide who was bludgeoned to death fifteen years earlier. As he invites members of the audience to share stories about Laura, he suddenly keels over and dies. The medical examiner reveals that poison is what did him in and Carrie feels responsible for having surged forward with the program despite pushback from her director. Driven by guilt, Carrie's determined to discover who murdered the detective, convinced it's the same man who killed Laura all those years ago. Luckily for Carrie, she has a friendly, knowledgeable ghost by her side. But as she questions the shadows surrounding Laura's case, disturbing secrets come to light and with each step Carrie takes, she gets closer to ending up like Al. ย  GoodReads Link:ย  YouTube Livestream:ย  Book Review (ย 
10/4/2022 โ€ข 1 hour, 40 minutes
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The Cracked Spine

The Cracked Spine was the March 2022 read for The Cozy Mystery Book Club. A lot of members enjoyed the book and found the idea of "bookish voices" speaking to the main character interesting as well as the potential paranormal elements that may appear in the rest of the series. Many of the sleuthers were drawn to the story because of the Scottish setting. Who doesn't love Scotland?!? Plus, a thoughtful Scottish heartthrob in a kilt who sends a dozen white roses the day after a date was a huge point in the book's favor. ย  The Cracked Spine (Scottish Bookshop Mystery #1) by Paige Sheltonย  In need of a good adventure, Delaney Nichols takes the leap and moves to Edinburgh, Scotland to start a job at The Cracked Spine. She doesn't know much about what she's gotten herself into, other than that the work sounds exciting, and that her new boss, Edwin MacAlister, has given her the opportunity of a lifetime. Edwin has promised that she'll be working with "a desk that has seen the likes of kings and queens, paupers and princes," and Delaney can't wait to get started. When she arrives, she meets her new Scottish family; also working at the Cracked Spine are Rosie, perpetually wrapped in scarves, and who always has tiny dog Hector in tow; Hamlet, a nineteen-year-old thespian with a colored past and bright future; and Edwin, who is just as enigmatic and mysterious as Delaney expected. An unexpected bonus is Tom the bartender from across the street, with his piercing eyes, and a rolling brogue -- and it doesn't hurt that he looks awfully good in a kilt. But before she can settle into her new life, a precious artifact -- a previously undiscovered First Folio of Shakespeare's plays -- goes missing, and Edwin's sister is murdered, seemingly in connection to the missing folio. Delaney decides to do some sleuthing of her own, to find out just what the real story is behind the priceless folio, and how it's connected to the tragic death, all without getting harmed herself. ย  GoodReads Link:ย  ย  YouTube Livestream:ย 
7/21/2022 โ€ข 57 minutes
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And Then There Were Crumbs

Join the The Cozy Mystery Book Club as they discuss And Then There Were Crumbs by Eve Calder. So much coziness! ย  ๐Ÿ“– BOOK BLURB ๐Ÿ“– Sheโ€™s a talented pastry chefโ€•with a secret recipe for solving crimesโ€ฆ WELCOME TO THE COOKIE HOUSE Kate McGuireโ€™s life was sweet in Manhattan before she lost her restaurant job and fiancรฉ both. But sometimes thatโ€™s just the way the cookie crumbles, and soon she finds herself starting from scratch in the island town of Coral Cay, Florida. It has everything sheโ€™s looking for: sunny beaches, friendly locals, and a Help Wanted sign in the bakery shop window. Once she convinces the shopโ€™s crusty owner Sam Hepplewhite to hire her, Kate canโ€™t tie on her apron fast enough. Little does she know that trouble, like warm dough, is on the rise. . . WHERE CRIMINALS GET THEIR JUST DESSERTS Stewart Lord is a real estate developer with a taste for a different type of dough: the green kind. He knows that he could make a killing by purchasing the Cookie House from Sam, who flat-out refuses to sell. But when Stewart turns up the heat on Samโ€•then turns up dead after eating a fresh batch of Samโ€™s cinnamon rollsโ€•all eyes focus on the townโ€™s beloved bakery. When the police arrest Sam for murder, Kate must somehow prove that her curmudgeonly boss is innocent. Enlisting the help of a team of lovable locals, Kate sets out to catch the real culprit with his hand in the cookie jarโ€ฆbefore someone else gets burned... ย  GoodReads Link:ย  The Original YouTube Livestream:ย 
7/19/2022 โ€ข 1 hour, 18 minutes
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Death Bee Comes Her

Join Angela, Ben, and the rest of the cozy crew for The Cozy Mystery Book Club's discussion of Death Bee Comes Her by Nancy Coco.ย  ๐Ÿ“– BOOK BLURB ๐Ÿ“– A BALMY WAY TO GO With her Let It Bee honey boutique buzzing along nicely, life is as sweet as nectar for Wren Johnsonโ€”until she takes a morning walk along the Pacific beach with her Havana Brown cat, Everett, and stumbles upon the body of Agnes Snow, the cranky queen of the local craft fairs, stiff as driftwood. More unfortunate? Clutched in the victimโ€™s fist is a label from Wrenโ€™s homemade beeswax-and-honey lip balm. Which makes Officer Jim Hampton focus his dreamy-blue Paul Newman eyes on Wren as suspect number one. With fabulous feline support from Everett, Wren must comb the town for clues and clear her name before someone else gets stung. GoodReads Link:ย  You Can Watch the Original Livestream Here:ย 
7/12/2022 โ€ข 1 hour, 45 minutes