Sunday, October 15, 2017

Happy Homicides 6: Cookin' Up Crime and Your Chance to Win a Copy!

This Friday  (October 20) we'll be releasing Happy Homicides 6: Cookin' Up Crime, our biggest cozy anthology so far! Whew, has it been a trip.

We have so many terrific authors involved. Fifteen to be exact. As usual, we're also including a special bonus file full of recipes and craft ideas. Here's the cover of the bonus:


Here's the list of contributors, and the stories they've written:

Kiki Lowenstein and the Smoothie Operator by Joanna Campbell Slan

A health fanatic dies after hassling his overweight wife. Can Kiki Lowenstein prove the woman’s innocence?


Dying for Spice Tea: A Beach Tea Shop Short Story by  Linda Gordon Hengerer

The curious death of a friend surprises BevAnne Wexler. Will a new method for making a frozen treat lead Alex and BevAnne to a killer?


A Gift for Gus: A Pecan Bayou Short Story by Teresa Trent         

Everyone deserves a treat now and again. Danny’s Cake in a Cup proves the perfect present for everyone, except for a woman who is determined to poison the future with a tall tale about the past.

Recipe for Murder: A Seaside Cove Bed & Breakfast Mystery by Terry Ambrose

When a guest dies and her diamond necklace is stolen, a hapless dreamer is accused of the crimes. Can Rick, the owner of the Seaside Cove Bed & Breakfast, track down the culprit in time to save this hopeless romantic? 

Nectar of the Dogs: A Golden Mystery by Neil S. Plakcy       

Steve Levitan and his golden retriever Rochester make a great team. In this story, they work together to exonerate one of Steve’s high school friends who is accused of murder. 
Irish Texas Chili Story: A Jonathan Boykin Short Story by Randy Rawls

A famous recipe goes missing when its creator is murdered. Can Jonathan Boykin stir the pot enough to cook up a killer?


Dot Didn’t Do it: A Pineapple Port Mini Mystery by Amy Vansant        

Can a novice private investigator crack a bad egg in order to track down a foul crime? Charlotte Morgan wonders if the fungus amungus had a lethal after-taste

Simmer to Death by Christina Freeburn

Did sibling rivalry lead to the poisoning of an up-and-coming food personality? Or were simmering hostilities among the staff the real recipe for murder?
 Food for Thought: A Rosalie Hart Mystery by Wendy Sand Eckel

The death of a Civil War reenactor sticks in Rosalie Hart’s craw. Can she peel back the layers of history to uncover a motive for murder two hundred years in the making?
Catering to Murder by Colleen Helme

Can Shelby Nichols use her special abilities to forecast the success or failure of a business venture? Maybe. But first the new owners will have to deal with the decomposing body in the deep freeze. 

Murder, Moonlight, and Muffins by Loulou Harrington

The never-ending hunt for unique merchandise to sell in their antique shop leads Jesse and Connie into a dark, deserted house that comes complete with a crime scene.
F is for Fruitcake by Micki Browning

Baking fruitcake becomes an antidote for stress—and maybe something more?

A Death in Customs by Vered Ehsani

When a dead man shows up in her tea shop, paranormal investigator Miss Beatrice Knight is perturbed by the inconvenience. Then again, no circumstance is too onerous when one is armed with a pot of tea and a fully loaded walking stick.

Silent Harmonies by Vincent H. O'Neil

Charlotte and Myrna serve up breakfast and lunch from their food truck in a peaceful Rhode Island town. When a rival outfit’s crew member turns up dead one night, the list of suspects is already long—and it keeps on growing.

Fish Fried by R. V. Reyes

The death of a protected species of fish causes Lilly a considerable amount of heartburn.

 Comment on the newest Happy Homicides book! I'll choose a lucky winner on Friday and send that person a digital version of our new book!


Bev Smith said...

Wow! This really does sound like someone is cookin' up crime! Would love a chance to win the book!

Amy said...

This sounds truly awesome. I must have it, and how better than to win it.

Helen Valenzuela said...

This is a great contest. I love cookbooks and a good mystery.

Kim S said...

Sounds like a great read, plus I'm always on the lookout for new authors! Keeping up with Kiki is also a bonus!!

bengalmom said...

Wow. Cooking up mischief and baking mayhem makes me hungry to read them.

Liza Willis said...

All of the stories sound yummy. Can't wait to read them.

kjnrose said...

This sounds awesome, can't wait until it's out.

Mary Ellen frank said...

This looks intrigiing! I'd love to win this!

David said...

It looks wonderful! I would love to with the book!

Laura1943 said...

Something new and intriguing to read at 3am !!!! How marvelous !

Roberta's Artistic Adventures said...

I love to read your books!
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Joanna Slan said...

I was just working on the formatting, and I have to say, I really love the stories in this book. It's definitely worth every bit of 99 cents, and we will only sell it at that price until Nov. 5.

Anonymous said...

These sound like a great collection. Hope I win.

starlipermom said...

Sounds like a lot of good new reads. Can't wait.

Sue said...

Looks like some good reading.

Michelle Fidler said...

Sounds great. I love food in mysteries.