October Fest

October Fest by Jess Lourey

Author: Jess Lourey

Category: Cozy Mysteries

Regular price: $4.99

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Deal starts: September 26, 2021

Deal ends: September 26, 2021

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"Snappy jokes...edgy dialog...and the classic romance setup enhance a clever plot...get started on this Lefty-nominated series if you've previously missed it!" ―Library Journal (starred review) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

There's big trouble brewing in little Battle Lake...

Beer and polka music reign supreme at October Fest, Battle Lake's premier fall festival. To kick off the celebrations, the town hosts a public debate between the two congressional candidates: straight-laced Arnold Swydecker, and slippery incumbent, Sarah Glokkmann.

As a reporter for the Battle Lake Recall, Mira James is roped into writing up the word war. But the festive mood sours when a visiting blogger is found dead...and one of the candidates also meets a gruesome fate.

To keep the heat off her best friend's fiancé―an ex-con reporter―Mira wades through the candidates' dirty laundry, their unsavory secrets, and some murderous mudslinging to expose the killer.

October Fest is the sixth in a series of laugh-out-loud-funny romcom mysteries featuring Mira James, an urban woman with rural Minnesota roots. The books can be read in any order; each novel stands alone.  

❤️ For a limited time, the first four books in the series are free with Amazon Prime; simply type "Jess Lourey Summer Bundle" in the above search bar to be brought to the free bundle! ❤️ 

The Mira James romcom mysteries in order:

May Day
June Bug
Knee High by the Fourth of July
August Moon
September Mourn
October Fest
November Hunt
December Dread
January Thaw
February Fever
March of Crimes
April Fools

If you love sinking into a delicious, page-turning escape, check out the bingeworthy bundles!

Mira James Romcom Mysteries Summer Bundle, Books 1-4
Mira James Romcom Mysteries Fall Bundle, Books 5-7
Mira James Romcom Mysteries Winter Bundle, Books 8-10

"Loaded with humor..." ―Booklist (starred review) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

*Jess Lourey named to BookRiot's "10 Funny Mystery Authors Like Janet Evanovich" list! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Sunny Side Up

Author: Sonia Parin

Category: Cozy Mysteries

Regular price: $2.99

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Deal starts: September 26, 2021

Deal ends: September 26, 2021

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“He deserves to be murdered.” “Who said that?”“Apparently, you did.”With her bitter divorce behind her, Eve Lloyd wants to relax and think about her next step. Paying her aunt, Mira Lloyd, a.k.a. Elizabeth Lloyd, renowned historical romance author, a long overdue visit, she plans to spend a month on Rock-Maine Island lounging around and plotting the launch of her new life. Her ex-husband, however, has other ideas. As for her aunt… she’s gone missing. And now there’s a dead body to contend with and a murder weapon with her fingerprints on it.A mantle of suspicion hangs over Eve and everyone she encounters has a reason to want her out of the way. Unwilling to leave matters in the hands of swoon worthy Detective Jack Bradford… only because it’s her civic duty to provide a new perspective, Eve Lloyd engages the assistance of her new friend and fellow suspect, Jill Saunders. They both stumble their way through a long list of possible motives and suspects in a race to find the killer before either one turns into the next victim.Clean read: no graphic violence, sex, or strong language.

Deadly Claws

Author: Jenna St. James

Category: Cozy Mysteries

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Deal starts: September 26, 2021

Deal ends: September 26, 2021

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A 40-year-old Witch with a New Career A Gargoyle Sheriff Raising a Teenaged DaughterAnd an Enchanted Island Full of SecretsCareer-driven witch, Shayla Loci, is about to turn forty and is ready for a change. When she retires from capturing criminal supernaturals for the government, she figures her days of chasing bad guys are over. Little did she know her new job as the game warden on Enchanted Island would thrust her right back into harm's way...and she wasn't even officially on the clock yet! But when Sheriff Stone enlists her help to find out who killed an island resident, Shayla readily agrees. Between sorting through alibis, gathering clues, and mentoring a wayward teenager on how to be a witch...Shayla's life is hectic. If only her estranged dad--the King--wouldn't insist she take her bodyguard, Needles, with her everywhere she goes. Just when Shayla believes she's identified the killer, a new threat emerges...leaving her to make a snap decision that may cost her her life. This new paranormal cozy series with a twist on midlife discovery will leave you guessing and hungry for more!

Miss Julia Stirs Up Trouble

Miss Julia Stirs Up Trouble by Ann B. Ross

Author: Ann B. Ross

Category: Cozy Mysteries

Regular price: $10.99

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Deal starts: September 25, 2021

Deal ends: September 25, 2021

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The perfect next course in the New York Times–bestselling series—plus dozens of recipes from Abbotsville’s best cooks. Don't miss Miss Julia Raises the Roof, coming April 2018 from Viking.  
Autumn’s crisp bite is in the air, but Miss Julia soon discovers that, alas, leaves aren’t the only things falling. James, Hazel Marie’s housekeeper, has taken a nasty tumble down some stairs. How can Hazel Marie feed and take care of him—not to mention a husband, son, and twin baby girls—when she barely knows how to boil water? Miss Julia promptly organizes the ladies of Abbotsville to give Hazel Marie cooking lessons. But before she can relax, Hazel Marie’s shady preacher-uncle turns up—just as Miss Julia learns that James has roped young Lloyd into an Internet scam!Filled with mayhem, delicious recipes, and plenty of steel-magnolia-style action, Miss Julia Stirs Up Trouble is a feast from cover to cover.

Bellingwood (Books 1-3)

Author: Diane Greenwood Muir

Category: Cozy Mysteries

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Deal starts: September 25, 2021

Deal ends: September 25, 2021

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Get the first three books in the Bellingwood series in one volume!All Roads Leads Home: Polly Giller returns to small-town Iowa from Boston ready to start a new life. She is renovating an old school building and while getting to know new friends, two sets of bones fall out of the ceiling. Don't miss this heartwarming first story in a series that makes you want to move to Bellingwood and get to know Polly and her friends. Before you know it, you'll be part of the community. Polly's First Christmas in Bellingwood: This first short story in the series occurs a few months after the end of "All Roads Lead Home." While preparing for Sycamore House's first big Christmas party, an old friend shows up needing help when he gets in trouble with the sheriff.A Big Life in a Small Town: Bellingwood's first barn-raising is coming up and to celebrate, Sycamore House is planning a hoe-down. The idea of a dance makes Polly nervous, but the gorgeous veterinarian is ready to step in and teach her a few moves, much to the chagrin of Henry Sturtz. A close friend of Lydia Merritt left a cryptic message as she died, asking her family to take care of ... what? The 'what' brings new excitement to Polly's life.Treasure Uncovered: Sycamore House is having difficulty finding a good custodian and when the latest man doesn't show up for work, Polly checks on him, only to find that he has been killed. The Sheriff is beginning to worry every time her number shows up on his phone. Does it mean another dead body? Thefts happening around the community are connected to Polly and her friends, but who would do this?

A Pepper Brooks Mystery Collection

A Pepper Brooks Mystery Collection by Eryn Scott

Author: Eryn Scott

Category: Cozy Mysteries

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Deal starts: September 24, 2021

Deal ends: September 24, 2021

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Readers, if you love classic literature, feel like there's nothing better than the smell of  books, see a library as a place of solace, and don't mind an adorable puppy named Hammy hanging around, you're going to love these books. Each book features a different classic author. ;) Happy reading!

*Audio available with individual titles*
Book One: Literally Dead

To solve or not to solve?

When a visiting professor is found dead, English major Pepper Brooks is caught in the middle of the investigation. Literally. While the detectives focus on crime scene forensics, Pepper can't ignore the Shakespearian clues left by the killer.

With the help of a handsome library clerk, a dog named Hamburger, and the words of The Bard himself, this unlikely sleuth might just close the book on this case.

Book Two: Literally Murder

A Farewell to Blondes

When a young woman shows up dead in Campus Creek, amateur sleuth Pepper Brooks is warned not to get involved. She's fine with that. It's her final quarter of college, she's immersed in Hemingway and planning her future. Plus, things are already complicated enough trying to figure out where everything stands with Alex, her maybe-boyfriend.

But when two more fair-haired women show up drowned, Pepper literally can't stay away. Especially when her best friend may be the next one For Whom the Bell Tolls.

Book Three: Literally Gone

It is a truth universally acknowledged that an overly inflated ego must be in want of the spotlight.

When the actor set to play Mr. Darcy is found murdered in his dressing room, Pine Crest's annual AustenFest is derailed. Pepper Brooks must set her pride and prejudice aside to differentiate between rumor and truth as she searches for the killer.

Between running her new bookstore and trying to decide who is a Darcy and who is a Wickham, Pepper quickly finds that her story might not end as happily as those written by Jane Austen.