This week I'm featuring Roast Date (Barks & Beans Cafe Cozy Mystery #7) by Heather Day Gilbert releasing December 20. This has quickly become my favorite cozy mystery series, so I'm ecstatic for this new installment. I can't wait to dive in!
After much cajoling, Macy gives in to her neighbor, Vera, and agrees to come to her book club's Christmas party so she can share about the cafe. While public speaking isn't Macy's thing, she wants to brighten Vera's lonely holiday season...and she can sell a little house blend on the side.
When a lively book discussion spirals into a public roast of the mayor—who happens to be sitting in their midst—things get uncomfortable. Soon afterward, the mayor shows up dead in Vera's bathroom, and no amount of gingerbread cookies or eggnog can restore Vera to the club's good graces. 'Tis the season for Macy to find the murderer, or else Vera might be taking a long winter's nap in a jail cell.
Join siblings Macy and Bo Hatfield as they sniff out crimes in their hometown...with plenty of dogs along for the ride! The Barks & Beans Cafe cozy mystery series features a small town, an amateur sleuth, and no swearing or graphic scenes.
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I still need to try this series out. My library doesn't have any of the books, though, which is why I haven't yet. But it does sound like a fun one. :DReplyDelete
That's a bummer about your library not having them. Maybe they'll get them someday. It's such a great series. :DDelete
Sounds like a fun holiday read. I'm recommending this to my sister who is a fan of both mysteries and dogs.ReplyDelete
Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys
Yay! I hope she enjoys them. They're so good! :)Delete
Another author whose books I need to try!! Great choice, Ashley!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Cindy! I've loved everything I've read by her. :DDelete