Happy Homicides 2 – Review

HAPPY HOMICIDES VALENTINE EDITION large banner 640 3Happy Homicides – Crimes of the Heart – Valentine’s Day Mysteries

By:
Joanna Campbell Slan, Teresa Trent,
Neil PlakcyElaine Viets,
Annie AdamsCamille Minichino, Kathi Daley,
Nancy Jill Thames, Linda Gordon Hengerer,
Carolyn HainesRandy Rawls,
Anna Celeste Burke,
and Maggie Toussaint

new happy-homicides-V-day-webHappy Homicides 2: Thirteen Cozy Mysteries (Crimes of the Heart)
Cozy Mystery Collection
Print Length: 597 pages
Publisher: Spot On Publishing (February 14, 2016)
ASIN: B01B3FKGOU

Synopsis:

Love can be deadly. As proven by these traditional mysteries, cunningly crafted by thirteen bestselling and award-winning authors. Nearly 500-pages of heart-warming, brain puzzling, and character-driven reads. Your purchase includes a free gift, a file with recipes and craft ideas sure to put you in a romantic mood any time of the year!

My review:

I loved this box set of 13 cozy mysteries! With the likes of Teresa Trent, Kathi Daley, Anna Celeste Burke, Carolyn Haines and many other talented cozy mystery writers, it’s a surefire win! I thought I’d be able to pick a favorite book out of the group, but I just can’t…they are all well written and intriguing. I never read several of the authors before, but I will be downloading their other books to my kindle now. On the other hand, I had read cozies from some of the authors and I really enjoyed seeing their new stories and revisiting with characters such as Rosie McKay.  If you are new to the cozy mystery genre, this is a perfect way to get a feel for various writers and their styles.  5 stars!

Here is a complete list of the stories –

Stupid Cupid: A Cara Mia Delgatto Novella by Joanna Campbell Slan—Cara Mia’s search for love gets her involved in a star-crossed, homicidal romance.

A Heart for Murder by Teresa TrentAn expensive family heirloom is stolen from a local jewelry store, and Betsy Livingston Fitzpatrick would love to figure out who’s responsible.

For the Love of Dog by Neil Plakcy—A young woman’s death causes a man to consider the many aspects of love. Is it ever a justification for murder?

Wedding Knife by Elaine VietsA groom learns to take his vow–Till death do we part—very, very seriously.

Death and a Dozen Roses by Annie Adams—Plucky florist Rosie McKay is reunited with an old love, thanks to complications that happen when she tries to deliver a dozen roses.

The Sodium Arrow by Camille Minichino—The love of a student for a favorite teacher drives a freelance embalmer to seek out justice.

Sweets, Treats, and Murder by Nancy Jill Thames—Jillian Bradley is a widow with no children, but she still has a keen sense of family. Her love of a good mystery sets her and her canine companion, Teddy, on a quest for justice.

Dying for Valentine’s Tea: A Beach Tea Shop Novella by Linda Gordon Hengerer—The three Powell sisters want their friend Thelma to find true love, but they’re having trouble believing her fiancé has her best interests at heart.

The New Normal by Kathi Daley—Although her own dreams have been shattered, Ellie Davis finds it impossible to quit loving an old friend, even after he’s accused of murder.

Bones and Arrows by Carolyn Haines—Intrepid Sarah Booth Delaney would rather face a gun than a party on Valentine’s Day. Not surprisingly, she’s decided that Cupid is a big phony. But is he a jewel thief, too?

Murder at Catmmando Mountain: Georgie Shaw Cozy Mystery 1 by Anna Celeste Burke—Georgina Shaw loves her cat, chocolate, and cooking. When she’s framed for a crime, she’s forced to reconsider her priorities.

The Missing Jacket by Randy Rawls—A golfing buddy offers Jonathan Boykin big money to retrieve a stolen jacket, but Jonathan suspects something else is going on. Jonathan is smart enough to discern the difference between love and lust. But can he also figure out the scam?

Really, Truly Dead by Maggie Toussaint—Lindsey McKay has no desire to return to small town life. But her love for her father brings her back home when he’s accused of murder.

Impediments: A Kiki Lowenstein Short Story by Joanna Campbell Slan—Family problems and priestly politics threaten to derail a love match, until Kiki Lowenstein suggests a surprising solution.

Find out about the authors on their webpages below:

Joanna Campbell Slan

Teresa Trent

Neil Plakcy

Elaine Viets

Annie Adams

Camille Minichino

Kathi Daley 

Nancy Jill Thames

Linda Gordon Hengerer

Carolyn Haines

Randy Rawls

Anna Celeste Burke

Maggie Toussaint

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2 thoughts on “Happy Homicides 2 – Review

  1. Thank you Michelle! I was so happy to see you were going to be a part of the Happy Homicides 2 Blog Tour. I didn’t know you wrote children’s books! Thank you for reading and for your wonderful review 🙂

  2. You are most welcome! Keep the books coming, they are fantastic! Yes, I do children’s books too! I have a 4 year old who inspires me!

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