Ukulele Deadly (Aloha Lagoon Mysteries Book 7) by Leslie Langtry

Publication Date: April 11, 2017


Nani Johnson is settling into her life in Hawaii playing the ukulele for events. When she goes to pick up food for a last-minute dinner, a man dies behind her car. Turns out, the man is from the same super-small Kansas town that Nani and her ultra-nutty mom left a few years before. As the body count climbs and Nani and her mom hit the suspect list, can she solve the mystery of the murders before she finds herself playing ukulele behind bars for the rest of her life?

Ukulele Deadly is the 7th book in the Aloha Lagoon Mystery Series.

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The Mutt and the Matchmaker: A Matchmaker Mystery Novella by J.B. Lynn

Publication Date: May 15, 2014


The Mutt and the Matchmaker: A Matchmaker Mystery Novella by J.B. Lynn, book reviewTom Hanlon is a private investigator. As a favor to his elderly neighbor, he takes her dog out for some exercise and meets Armani Vazquez, an eccentric matchmaker who wants to set him up with his prime suspect in a serious crime, Jane Bly and her aptly named foster dog, Calamity. While Tom is looking for his thief will Jane steal his heart?

The Mutt and the Matchmaker is the first book in the Matchmaker Mystery series.



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Murder on the Page (Harley Hill Mysteries Book 2) by Kennedy Chase

Publication Date: October 2, 2016


Book Review: Murder on the Page, A Harley Hill Mystery by Kennedy ChaseHarley Hill and her finder agency partner, Cordelia, are hired to find a diary written by John Dee, advisor to Queen Elizabeth I. When their search leads them to a dead body, they find themselves thrust into the English underworld and into a plot that could end the monarchy.

Murder on the Page is the second book in the Harley Hill series.




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Rabid Reader’s Valentine’s Day book recommendations

Over the past years, we reviewed tons of romance, chick-lit and cozy mystery books and we would like to take the opportunity to present and share some book reviews for Valentine’s day 2017. This is just a short list of books that readers may enjoy. Don’t forget to check out our other book reviews. Check out our romance, chick-lit and cozy mystery reviews.



Veronica Scott, science fiction, romance and a U.S. Today best-selling author, released Trapped on Talonque last year. Be sure to check out the latest review of the Sector series.




A classic everyone that enjoys adventure mixed with romance will like A Kiss at Kilhali by the New York Times best-selling author, Ruth Harris.




If you are into romantic suspense, try out The Rigid Rules by Christina Thompson. Readers with a passion for mysteries that contain elements of romance novels will enjoy Thompson’s Chemical Attraction series.




If you’re a fan of romance, particularly Regency, try out Sense and Sensuality by Alicia Quigley. This is a well-polished novel Quigley’s characters are witty, fast and wonderfully framed.




Andrea Weir’s A Foolish Consistency is a high-octane drama piece that gives readers the impression they are reading a real-life story. If you love reading romance novels with lots of ups and downs, this is the book for you.




Readers that have a knack for typical cozy mystery books should check out Hide nor Hair by Jo-Anne Lamon Reccoppa. The story takes place in New Jersey and contains everything that makes up a great cozy mystery. Also, check out the review of the first book, New Math is Murder.



Another cozy mystery series worth reading is Chef Maurice Series by J.A. Lang. If you are seeking a culinarian cozy mystery series with a dash of humor, be sure to check out Chef Maurice and a Spot of Truffle. You won’t be disappointed.




Romancing Mister Bridgerton by the New York Times best-selling author Julia Quinn, is a fun and interesting historical story. This book is the fourth one in a series. If you love Regency novels, be sure not to miss out on this series.




Playing Charlie Cool is a charming romance novel and the third book in the Trager Family Secrets series by the best-selling author, Laurie Boris. A smooth flow, great writing, clever plotting and wonderfully, fleshed-out characters make this book endearing to read.




What would a romantic recommendation reading list be without the author Ellie Campbell? In Meddling With Murder Cathy O’Farrell and her band of Crouch End crazies from Looking for La La are finally back. Cozy mystery readers that are looking for a book with beautifully ridiculous plot elements and a touch of humor will not want to pass up on this series.

Sweet Revenge by Diane Mott Davidson

Publication Date: August 26, 2008


Caterer Goldy Schultz is setting up for a library holiday brunch when she thinks she sees Sandee Brisbane, the woman that killed her husband, in the stacks. The catch is that up until that moment, Goldy and everyone else thought that Sandee was dead. When a former D.A. is found dead, Goldy is pulled into a murder mystery that seems focused on sweet revenge.

Sweet Revenge is a mystery novel that includes 10 recipes.



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Hide nor Hair (A Jersey Girl Cozy Mystery: Book 2) by Jo-Ann Lamon Reccoppa

Publication Date: April 21, 2015



Colleen Caruso is back and looking for a hairstyle that works. What she finds is a stylist dead in the hair-washing sink. When another small business owner plunges from a plane without a parachute, Colleen knows something is up and it’s up to her to get to the bottom of the mystery before anyone else meets an untimely end. Hide nor Hair (A Jersey Girl Cozy Mystery Book 2) is the second book in the Jersey Girl series.


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Chef Maurice and a Spot of Truffle by J.A. Lang

Publication Date: April 4, 2015


JL_Chef_Maurice_And_Spot_of_TruffleChef Maurice has a problem. Ollie Meadows has been the mushroom supplier for Chef Maurice’s little restaurant in the Cotswolds for some time but Ollie has disappeared! When Chef Maurice visits Ollie’s home, he finds that his trusted vendor has been holding out and hoarding rare white Alba truffles. With the help of his newly adopted pig, friend Arthur, sous chef Patrick and P.C. Lucy Galveston (why not involve the police), Chef Maurice has a mission. He will solve the mystery of where Ollie found the delightful truffles and perhaps where Ollie has gone.



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Murder at Castle Rock by Anne-Marie Stoddard

Publication Date: April 6, 2014



AS_Murder_Castle_RockAmelia “Ame” Grace has booked ‘80s Icon Bobby Glitter to perform at the Castle Rock. Her career may be at a high but her co-workers seem to have things boiling under the surface and when the club owner suffers a fall right in front of Ame, was it suicide or something more sinister? Ame knows something is up and she can’t stop herself from uncovering the killer no matter the personal cost.


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Flirting With Fire (Hometown Heroes Book 2) by Kyra Jacobs

Publication Date: June 25, 2014



Liz Williams is a masseuse who had been looking to get out of the small town where gossip is too much and clients are too few. Her hand is forced when she loses her job due to the business closing and walks into the right salon on the right day in Fort Wayne. The job may be temporary but it gives Liz time to make plans. Those plans don’t involve dating clients. Firefighter Torrunn MacKay is a temptation but he has a girlfriend and is living the life of the single guy who has it made. Getting involved would be a really bad idea for both of them. Bad ideas can sometimes be a lot of fun.

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