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TheCozyCable: Publicity & Buzz for Kensington Cozy Mysteries

June 23rd, 2020

 

GENERAL

 

Kathleen Bridge, author of EVIL BY THE SEA (Lyrical Press / May 5th, 2020 / ISBN 9781516110018 / Publicist: Larissa) penned listicle for CrimeReads (Online / May 22nd, 2020):
“Seascapes and Murder: The Perfect Combination for a Cozy Mystery”
Including these titles:
MURDER AT MARBLE HOUSE by Alyssa Maxwell (ISBN 9780758290847)

A MURDEROUS TANGLE by Sally Goldenbaum (ISBN 9781496711083)

THREAD AND BURIED by Lea Wait (ISBN 9781496716750)

2020 BONY BLITHE AWARDS

Liz Freeland, MURDER IN MIDTOWN (March 26th, 2019 / ISBN 978-1-4967-1426-8 / Publicist: Michelle)--Winner of the Bloody Words Light Mystery Award

ABOUT THE AWARD

The Bony Blithe is an annual Canadian award that celebrates traditional, feel-good mysteries. Now in its sixth year, the award is for a “mystery book that makes us smile” and includes everything from laugh-out-loud to gentle humour to good old-fashioned stories with little violence or gore – in short, books that are fun to read.

 

JULY 2020

 

MURDER IN A SCOTTISH SHIRE by Traci Hall (Kensington TP / June 30th, 2020 / ISBN 978-1-4967-2599-8 / Publicist: Michelle)

 

NACHO AVERAGE MURDER by Maddie Day (Kensington MM / June 30th, 2020 / ISBN 9781496723154 / Publicist: Larissa)

 

STILL KNIFE PAINTING by Cheryl Hollon (Kensington MM / June 30th, 2020 / ISBN / Publicist: Larissa)

  • UPCOMING EVENT

Monday, July 6, 2020, 3 PM

Drive-by Signing Stock

Tombolo Books

2153 Central Avenue

St. Petersburg,  FL 33713

  • UPCOMING EVENT

Wednesday, July 8, 2020, 2-3 PM

Drive-by Signing Stock

Books @ Park Place

6800 Gulfport Blvd. S.,

St. Petersburg, FL 33716

  • UPCOMING EVENT

Wednesday, July 8, 2020, 7:00 PM

ZOOM Party Launch

Painting with a Twist

2527 Central Avenue

St. Petersburg, FL 33713

 

JANE DARROWFIELD, PROFESSIONAL BUSYBODY by Barbara Ross (Kensington MM / June 30th, 2020 / ISBN 9781496724496 / Publicist: Larissa)

  • Sunday Telegram (Worcester, MA newspaper / 30,000 circ / May 31st, 2020) – Featured in article “The Writer’s Life in the Time of the Pandemic”

 

QUICHE OF DEATH by Mary Lee Ashford (Lyrical eBook / July 21st, 2020 / ISBN 978-1-5161-0508-3 / Publicist: Michelle)

  • Dru’s Book Musings (July 13, 2020) – Guest Post
  • Escape with Dollycas Blog Tour:

July 2 – The Stiletto Gang – Post & Recipe

July 11 – Killer Characters,  Character Post

June 29 to July 3 Cozy Mystery Book Club Twitter giveaway June 29th to July 3rd

July 13th to July 17th  Cozy Mystery Book Club Instagram giveaway July 13th to July 17th

July 21 –  Dru’s Book Musing – Character Interview

July 21 – The Pulp and Mystery Shelf  Guest Post

July 21 – Baroness' Book Trove – Review

July 22 – I'm All About Books – Spotlight

July 22 – Jane Reads – Character Guest Post

July 23 – FUONLYKNEW – Spotlight

July 23 – Hearts & Scribbles – Spotlight & Recipe

July 24 – Cinnamon & Sugar and a Little Bit of Murder Review, recipe, & giveaway

July 24 – Celticlady's Reviews – Spotlight

July 24 – Thoughts in Progress – Spotlight

July 25 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews – Review & Author Interview

July 25 – StoreyBook Reviews –Guest Post

July 26 – Christy's Cozy Corners –Guest Post

July 26 – Gimme The Scoop Reviews – Spotlight

July 27 – The Book Decoder – Review

July 27 – Christa Reads and Writes – Review

July 28 – Mysteries with Character – Author Interview

July 28 – Dee-Scoveries – Spotlight

July 29 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – Review

July 29 – Here's How It Happened – Spotlight

July 30 – Ascroft, eh? – Character Interview

July 30 – MJB Reviewers – Spotlight

July 31 - Mystery Thrillers and Romantic Suspense Reviews – Spotlight

 

PULL QUOTE: “This is a fun afternoon read that will definitely have you HUNGRY by the time you finish it! And maybe inspire you to pull out the family recipes too!”

 

MURDER AT THE FALLS by Arlene Kay (Lyrical eBook / July 14th, 2020 / ISBN 978-1-5161-0932-6 / Publicist: Michelle)

  • Dru’s Book Musings (July 13, 2020) – Guest Post

 

JUNE 2020

 

MARSHMALLOW MALICE by Amanda Flower (Kensington MM / May 26th, 2020 / ISBN 9781496722034 / Publicist: Larissa)

  • Fresh Fiction (Online / May 26th, 2020) – Review

PULL QUOTE: “Wow, this series just gets better and better with each installment! Amanda Flower injects just the right amount of humor amongst more weighty issues. If you love cozy mysteries and want a good laugh, don’t hesitate to pick up MARSHMALLOW MALICE or any of the Amish Candy Shop mysteries. You won’t be disappointed!”

PULL QUOTE: “As with all books in this series there are wonderful characters, a charming small-town setting, and a sense of community/family.  Her mixture of murder and humor allows for a very fun read….Another winner!”

  • Parkersburg News & Sentinel (West Virginia newspaper / June 14th, 2020) – Review

PULL QUOTE: “A cute series that always brings a chuckle, plenty of twists and fun to the mix.”

 

DEATH BY AUCTION by Alexis Morgan (Kensington MM / May 26th, 2020 / ISBN 9781496719553 / Publicist: Larissa)

  • Criminal Element (Online / June 3rd, 2020) – Review

PULL QUOTE:Death by Auction is an enjoyable foray into small-town mysteries, past and present. Abby McCree is a standup heroine with a flair for seeing beyond the obvious.”

 

MURDER IN THE STORYBOOK COTTAGE by Ellery Adams (Kensington MM/ April 28, 2020 / ISBN 978-1-4967-1567-8/ Publicist: Michelle)

PULL QUOTE: “This continues to be a delightful mix of mythical world-building and cozy practical detecting. This series that celebrates friends, books, and food will only be enhanced by the arriving character, leaving readers eagerly anticipating the next in this innovative series perfect for those who love to spend time lost between the pages.”

  • Open Book Society (Jun 3, 2020) – Review

PULL QUOTE: “This is one of the most elegantly written cozy mystery that I’ve read, fascinating in every way! It is not a fast read, rather, one to be slowly savored.”

 

MURDER WITH CLOTTED CREAM by Karen Rose Smith (Kensington MM/ May 26, 2020 / ISBN 978-1-4967-2394-9 / Publicist: Michelle)

  • Woman’s World Magazine (Week of May 28th, 2020) – Book Club Pick

PULL QUOTE: “[A] quirky-cute whodunit.”

PULL QUOTE: “Even more gripping than the murder mystery here, I thought, was the excellent, sensitive portrayal of different, often-difficult mother-daughter dynamics.”

  • Open Book Society (Jun 1, 2020) – Review

PULL QUOTE: “I liked Murder with Clotted Cream.  It is full of emotion with family the focus and heart of the story.  It has all of the elements that cozy fans seek out in a good read.”

  • The Cozy Sleuths Podcast  (Jun 3, 2020) – Interview with author
  • King’s River Life Magazine (Jun 13, 2020) –  Review

PULL QUOTE: “The mystery is a good one, as always, eliminating one favored suspect after another.”

 

KILLING TIME by Suzanne Trauth (Lyrical eBook/ June 2, 2020 / ISBN 978-1-5161-0725-4/ Publicist: Michelle)

DEADLY SWEET TOOTH by Kaye George (Lyrical eBook/ June 2, 2020 / ISBN 978-1-5161-0541-0/ Publicist: Michelle)

  • Woman’s World Magazine (Week of June 11th, 2020) – Book Club Pick

PULL QUOTE: “[A] delightful whodunit!”

SNOWED UNDER by Mary Feliz (Lyrical eBook / June 9th, 2020 / ISBN 9781516105311 / Publicist: Larissa)

  • Parjaronian (Watsonville, CA newspaper / 6,000 circ / May 28th, 2020) – Feature, “Author to release sixth installment in mystery series”

 

MAY 2020

 

A FATAL FINALE by Kathleen Marple Kalb (Kensington HC / April 28th, 2020 / ISBN 9781496727237 / Publicist: Larissa)

 

THE DIVA SPICES IT UP by Krista Davis (Kensington HC/ April 28, 2020 / ISBN 978-1-4967-1474-9/ Publicist: Michelle)

PULL QUOTE:The Diva Spices It Up was another exciting installment in the Domestic Diva Mystery series that made me nostalgic for one of my favorite places.”

  • King’s River Life Magazine (Jun 13, 2020) –  Review

PULL QUOTE: “The Domestic Diva’s future looks to be very bright and even more hilarious, which will more than satisfy her fictional fans and very real readers.”

 

PROLOGUE TO MURDER by Lauren Elliott (Kensington MM / Apr 28th, 2020 / ISBN 978-1-4967-2020-7 / Publicist: Michelle)

  • Open Book Society (Jun 4, 2020) – Review

PULL QUOTE: “Another plus for me is that I really like the cover art. It just drew me in and made me want to curl up with this good book and read.”

  • A Cozy Experience (May 3, 2020) – Review

PULL QUOTE: I love the idea of an old house that holds secrets waiting to be told. The author’s love for the written word shines through in the book and in Addie as a protagonist. The mystery was fun and kept me hooked. A great series!”

 

MURDER IN GALWAY by Carlene O’Connor (Kensington MM / April 28th, 2020 / ISBN 978-1496724472 / Publicist: Larissa)

  • Woman’s World (National print / 1.8 million / June 8th, 2020 issue) – Woman’s World Book Club Pick

PULL QUOTE: “Set in gorgeous Galway, Ireland, this quirky-cute whodunit is full of adventure and delightful characters.”

 

MRS MORRIS AND THE WITCH by Traci Wilton (Kensington MM/ April 28, 2020 / ISBN 978-1-4967-2153-2 / Publicist: Michelle)

  • King’s River Life Magazine (Jun 6, 2020) –  Review

PULL QUOTE: “This is a charming, light-hearted paranormal mystery that features a vulnerable, relatable heroine and a ghost who both enhances and complicates her life.”

  • A Cup of Tea and a Cozy Mystery (May 30, 2020) – Review

PULL QUOTE: “Not your normal paranormal cozy, I very much enjoyed it.”

 

THE GIRL WITH THE KITTEN TATTOO by Linda Reilly (Lyrical eBook / April 28th, 2020 / ISBN 978-1-5161-0986-9 / Publicist: Michelle)

  • Open Book Society (May 28, 2020) – Review

PULL QUOTE: “I was very satisfied with the novel, the resolution, and ending, and I highly recommend it!”

  • King’s River Life Magazine (Jun 6, 2020) –  Review

PULL QUOTE: “This fifth in the series is a compelling standout as it examines the unexpected ramifications for those connected to an amateur detective.”

 

EVIL BY THE SEA by Kathleen Bridge (Lyrical eBook / April 28th, 2020 / ISBN 978-1-5161-1001-8/ Publicist: Michelle)

  • King’s River Life Magazine (Jun 6, 2020) –  Review

PULL QUOTE:Evil by the Sea earns 5/5 Mermaid Tails...Engaging Fun!”

 

 

PREVIOUS

 

MURDER AT THE MENA HOUSE by Erica Ruth Neubauer (Kensington HC / March 31st, 2020 / ISBN 9781496725851 / Publicist: Larissa)

  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Milwaukee, WI newspaper / 140,000 circ / Sunday, May 24th, 2020) – Featured as an Editor’s Choice in “71 Books for Summer Reading”
  • Historical Novel Society (May 2020 issue) – Review

PULL QUOTE: “Absolutely Agatha country… Mystery fans may also catch a whiff of Amelia Peabody.”

 

A FATAL YARN by Peggy Ehrhart (Kensington MM / Mar 31st , 2020 / ISBN 978-1-4967-2364-2 / Publicist: Michelle)

  • New Haven Register (Jun 7, 2020) – Mentioned in upcoming event roundup

 

COCONUT LAYER CAKE MURDER by Joanne Fluke (February 26th, 2020 / ISBN 9781496718891 / Publicist: Larissa)

  • The Brookings Register (Brookings, SD newspaper / May 21st, 2020) – Review

PULL QUOTE: “Readers who have come to know and love these cozy mysteries will be right at home, back in Lake Eden, Minnesota….Reading a good cozy mystery with familiar characters may be just the right assurance we all need in these uncertain times.”

 

ONE FETA IN THE GRAVE by Tina Kashian (Kensington MM/ Feb 26, 2020 / ISBN 978-1-4967-1351-3/ Publicist: Michelle)

PULL QUOTE:One Feta In the Grave is as delightfully readable as the previous entries in the series, with a twisty mystery and a lightly steamy romance.”

 

DRESSED UP 4 MURDER by JC Eaton (Kensington MM / February 26th, 2020 / ISBN 9781496724557 / Publicist: Larissa)

  • Sun City West Independent (Sun City West, AZ newspaper / 14,000 circ / May 6th, 2020) – Featured article “Sun City West authors release newest in mystery series”
  • Sun City Independent (Sun City, AZ newspaper / 22,000 circ / May 6th, 2020) – Featured article “Sun City West authors release newest in mystery series”

 

MURDER IN AN IRISH PUB by Carlene O’Connor (Kensington MM / January 28th, 2020 / ISBN 9781496719072 / Publicist: Larissa)

  • Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL newspaper / 550,000 circ / Sunday, May 10th, 2020) – Featured in “READER RESCUE: Lots of Recommendations”—SYNDICATED TO 33 ADDITIONAL LOCAL ILLINOIS NEWSPAPERS:
    • Norridge and Harwood Heights News (Norridge, OH / circ 1030)
    • Glen Coe News (Glencoe, IL / circ 890)
    • Forest Leaves (River Forest, IL / circ 1162)
    • Highland Park News (Highland Park, IL / circ 3160)
    • Doings Western Springs (Western Springs, IL / circ 1556)
    • Doings Clarendon Hills (Clarendon Hills, IL / circ 700)
    • Barrington Courier-Review (Barrington, IL / circ 874)
    • Glenview Announcements (Glenview, IL / circ 4299)
    • Park Ridge Herald-Advocate (Park Ridge, IL / circ 4463)
    • Doings Oak Brook (Oak Brook, IL / circ 3417)
    • Skokie Review (Skokie, IL / circ 1282)
    • Doings Burr RIdge (Burr Ridge, IL / circ 1841)
    • Libertyville Review (Libertyville, IL / circ 2139)
    • Lincolnwood Review (Lincolnview, IL / circ 374)
    • Lake Zurich Courier (Lake Zurich, IL / circ 1843)
    • Oak Leaves (Oak Park, IL / circ 3337)
    • Lake Forester (Lake Forest, IL / circ 2896)
    • Winnetka Talk (Winnetka, IL / circ 2066)
    • Morton Grove Champion (Morton Grove, IL / circ 1463)
    • Vernon Hills Review (Vernon Hills, IL / circ 1092)
    • Niles Herald-Spectator (Niles, IL / circ 1432)
    • Evanston Review (Evanston, IL / circ 1242)
    • Doings La Grange (La Grange, IL / circ 4252)
    • Arlington Heights Post (Arlington Heights, IL / circ 2738)
    • Northbrook Star (Northbrook, IL / cir 4302)
    • WIlmette Life (Wilmette, IL / circ 2700)
    • Doings Hinsdale (Hinsdale, IL / circ 1577)
    • Franklin Park Herald-Journal (Franklin Park, IL / circ 459)
    • Deerfield Review (Deerfield, IL / circ 2516)
    • Buffalo Grove Countryside (Buffalo Grove, IL / circ 692)
    • Lincolnshire Review (Lincolnshire, IL / circ 877)
    • Mundelein Review (Mundelein, IL / circ 1445)
    • Elm Leaves (Elmwood Park, IL / circ 1094)

 

STATUE OF LIMITATIONS by Kate Collins (Kensington MM / January 28th, 2020 / ISBN 9781496724335/ Publicist: Larissa)

  • Chicago Tribune Online (Chicago, IL / May 13th, 2020) – Syndicated article, Interview, "Bestselling author with northwest Indiana roots Kate Collins unveils new mystery series"
    • Post Tribune (Gary, IN newspaper / 12,000 circ / May 29th, 2020)
    • The Beacon News (Aurora, IL newspaper / 6,000 circ / May 29th, 2020)
    • Daily Southtown (Chicago, IL newspaper / 12,000 circ / May 29th, 2020)
    • Lake County News Sun (Waukegan, IL newspaper /4500 circ / May 29th, 2020)
    • The Naperville Sun (Naperville, IL newspaper / 4,000 circ / May 29th, 2020)

 

SEALED OFF by Barbara Ross (Kensington MM / December 31st, 2019 / ISBN 9781496717955 / Publicist: Larissa)

  • Down East Magazine (Maine regional magazine / 90,000 circ / June 2020 issue) – Featured in article “Books Every Lover of Maine Should Read”

PULL QUOTE: “No one renders quaint, coastal villages like Ross.”

 

DEADLY RIDE by Jody Holford (Lyrical eBook/ Oct 22, 2019 / ISBN 978-1-5161-0868-8/ Publicist: Michelle)

  • Open Book Society (May 15, 2020) – Review

PULL QUOTE: “Heavy on the romance with likable characters and a cozy coastal setting, it is light, diverting reading.”

 

 

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