Thursday, June 8, 2017

Look What's Coming on June 27, 2017!

We're on the final countdown for the release of Booked 4 Murder on June 27, 2017! Joining us on that release day are wonderful cozy mysteries from these terrific Kensington authors: Laura Levine, Death of a Bachelorette, Rose Pressey, If the Haunting Fits, Wear It, Maya Corrigan, The Tell-Tale Tart, Lee Hollis, Death of a Lobster Lover. There's nothing like enjoying your favorite cozy on a hot summer day!

Friday, April 7, 2017

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Wait till you meet Aunt Ina! Ditched 4 Murder gets released on November 28, 2017, but like the original in the Sophie Kimball Mystery series, Booked 4 Murder, it's up for pre-orders from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

What Authors are Saying about BOOKED 4 MURDER

“Booked 4 Murder, set in an Arizona retirement community full of feisty seniors, is a fast-paced mystery with a mother/daughter pair of sleuths who will keep you laughing until the last page. It will also make you think twice before choosing your next book club selection— THE END— might come sooner than you think…”      
                  -Kathleen Bridge, Author of the Hampton Home and Garden Mystery Series

“You’ll chuckle all the way through this delightful romp through Sun City West, as Phee and her mother unravel the mystery behind the sudden deaths of several book club members. It’s so cleverly written, you won’t guess the perpetrators until the very end.”

                        -Mary Marks, Award winning author of the Quilting Mystery Series 

“Booked 4 Murder is a witty adventure that will leave you laughing out loud. Join Phee as she tussles with her wily mother, a cursed book, and a host of feisty retirees in this entertaining and charming cozy”. 

                        -Stephanie Blackmoore, Author of the Wedding Planner Mystery Series

Booked 4 Murder - Release Date June 27, 2017

Booked 4 Murder makes its debut on June 27, 2017, although pre-orders are happily accepted at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. To kick off this exciting event, we've got a number of events lined up for July 2017 with more on the way. All events are free and open to the public. For starters:

July 11, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. - Sun City West Library Book Talk and Book Signing. This event is being held  in the Acacia Room at the Palm Ridge Recreation Center on Deer Valley Road in Sun City West. Barnes & Noble will be on hand to sell books and the authors will be there to sign them for you!

July 12, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. - Book Talk at the Sun City Library on 99th and Bell Roads.

July 15, 2017 from 1 - 4:00 P.M. - Book Signing at Barnes & Noble in Goodyear. (Litchfield & McDowell Roads in the Palm Pavilions Plaza).

July 21, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. - Book Talk at the Youngtown Library (Clubhouse Plaza)

Thursday, June 23, 2016

The Sophie Kimball mysteries will continue with two new cozies.

Expect news of their release dates once Booked 4 Murder hits the shelves!

Synopsis: Ditched 4 Murder 

      Bookkeeper Sophie (Phee) Kimball never expected to be solving murders in Sun City West, Arizona, when she agreed to temporarily leave her accounting job in Mankato, Minnesota, and work for her old friend, Nate Williams, in his new investigative firm a few miles from her mother’s house. No sooner does she begin to get acclimated to her surroundings when she finds herself taking on the role of the unofficial wedding planner for her eccentric aunt Ina’s wedding to wealthy financier Louis Melinsky.

      It’s one catastrophe after another as Phee tries to juggle her aunt’s outrageous wedding preparations, including the selection of one-of-a-kind pastry birds, the planning of the sunrise breakfast at Petroglyph Plaza in the White Tank Mountains and the unpleasant dealings with the cantankerous tent company. To make matters worse, a dead body belonging to an acquaintance of her future uncle is found on the golf course near her mother’s house. The man’s death is ruled a homicide and her boss is called in to investigate.

      As Nate probes the golf course death, Phee meets with Jake Felton from “the dreadful tent company” to select the exact spot for the wedding pavilion. Within minutes of her arrival at the White Tank Mountains, she discovers the body of Roland LeDoux, her aunt’s master chef, at the bottom of a ditch. The authorities deem the death to be suspicious, and Phee wonders if it isn’t related to the first murder.

      To make matters worse, she gets shocking news. Aunt Ina’s fiancĂ©e has gone missing and her aunt has sworn to die like Miss Havisham from Great Expectations. Phee’s mother and her book club lady friends become embroiled in the intrigue. With only days before the wedding, Phee must unravel the mystery behind these deaths and pray that her boss can find Louis Melinsky before Aunt Ina is really “ditched” at the wedding. 

Synopsis – Staged 4 Murder 

      Amateur sleuth Sophie (Phee) Kimball isn’t sure what to think when she learns her mother’s book club has decided to forgo their usual selection of the month and tryout instead for the local theatrical group’s production of Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap. The women agree that if they aren’t cast, they’ll work on the crews. Meanwhile, Phee’s own job as the bookkeeper for Williams Investigations has also gotten a bit more interesting. A longtime secret crush of hers, detective Marshall Gregory from the Mankato Police Department, was hired by her boss to join their investigative team. 

      Phee’s mother, Harriet Plunkett, and her mother’s friend, Myrna Mittleson, get cast in the play along with sexy Miranda Lee, whom all of the book club ladies despise. No sooner do rehearsals get underway when the director gets food poisoning and a replacement takes over. Phee is besieged by phone calls from her mother telling her how tense the rehearsals have become due to Miranda’s shenanigans and temper. Just as Phee gets used to these calls, a frantic Harriet Plunkett informs her that Miranda’s body was found dead on the catwalk.

      Marshall and Phee rush to the scene to help calm the ladies. Marshall learns that Miranda’s death was suspicious and that the sheriff’s department will be investigating. The rehearsals continue as scheduled but the ladies don’t believe the local sheriff’s deputies will be able to solve the case. The women decide to chip in and hire Williams Investigations. 

      Suddenly, disturbing things begins to happen in the theater – flickering lights, missing costumes, strange noises and odd changes in temperature. Two of the women are insistent it’s Miranda’s ghost that’s come back to haunt them. They convince Harriet to bring her neurotic dog, Streetman, to the theater to “ferret out” the ghost. The dog’s attempts are disastrous.
       The oddities in the theater take a turn for the worse as cast members are nearly killed by open trapdoors and falling lights. With Phee’s boss out of town, Marshall solicits her help in tracking down the killer before Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap turns into another one of her plays – And Then There Were None.