Cozy mysteries for fans

There are several new cozy mysteries to thrill this summer.

Bethany Blake returns to her Lucky Paws Petsitting Mystery series with “Something Borrowed, Something Mewed.”

When Daphne’s sister is getting married, there seems to be plenty of drama, including the wedding planner coming up with a tacky Statue of Liberty-themed bridesmaid dresses that look like a costume instead of a wedding garment. When tensions really flare, the wedding planner is found dead and Daphne finds herself in the middle of a mystery. Sure, she had some bad results, but would anyone want to kill her? It’s up to Daphne to track down a killer and help her sister on the big day.

With plenty of laughs and a killer mystery to solve, this is a fun read.

“Something Borrowed, Something Mewed” is published by Kensington. It is $7.99.


New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lynn Cahoon visits the Cat Latimer series again with “Sconed to Death.”

Cat is playing host to a group of cozy mystery authors who are having a writer’s retreat at her Aspen Hills Warms Springs Resort. So she doesn’t have time for Dee Dee, a local baker, to complain that Cat’s friend stole her recipes. But soon Dee Dee has her own trouble to attend to — a celebrity chef is found dead in her bakery. Cat believes there’s more than meets the idea, and can’t help but snoop. Will she dig for clues or will she be put in the crossfire?

There’s plenty of treats to be had in this enjoyable cozy.

“Sconed to Death” is published by Kensington. It is $7.99.


Afternoon tea is served with a side of murder in “Murder with Cucumber Sandwiches” by Karen Rose Smith.

Daisy and her Aunt Iris are nervous about a surly restaurant critic coming to review Daisy’s Tea Garden. When he shows up and takes an order to go when he’s done with his review, it seems like everything might be OK. But when he dies after eating, and it looks like he was poisoned, there’s more on the line than just a bad review. Daisy’s at the center of a police investigation, and must find a killer among the list of people he has give bad reviews in the past.

Daisy is a charming heroine and readers will enjoy watching her solve the mystery and save the day.

“Murder with Cucumber Sandwiches” is published by Kensington. It is $7.99.


Contact Amy Phelps at aphelps@newsandsentinel.com.