Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Comment-to-Win Release Party (with Recipes!) for Krista, Sheila, and Peg


I always enjoy announcing new releases from my fellow crime-writing cooks, and today it's a trifecta! Please join me in celebrating new releases from Krista Davis, Sheila Connolly, and Peg Cochran.


Win Their Books!

Our comment-to-win contest is now over and our three winners will receive a new release from our authors featured below, courtesy of our very kind publisher Penguin. To see the winning announcement click here.

And now...let's review the CASE FILES of these new releases and the delicious recipes the authors brought to share with us for today's release party refreshment table.


Read with joy, my friends!

~ Cleo 





CASE FILE #1

SUBJECT: Krista Davis

GUILTY OF: Sweet Revenge 

DETAILS: Revenge is sweet indeed in this delicious new release from Krista, the 7th in her Agatha Award-nominated Domestic Diva Mysteries series...


The Diva Frosts a Cupcake

THE STORY: Sophie Winston and her BFF, Nina Reid Norwood, share a sweet spot for animals. So Sophie is delighted to help when Nina cooks up Cupcakes and Pupcakes—a fundraising event for animal shelters.  All the local bakeries will be selling treats, with the profits going to pups and kitties in need. But Old Town is in for a whole batch of trouble when a cupcake war erupts between two bakeries… 


Tongues wag and tempers rise when a partner leaves Sugar Baby Bakery and unveils her competing cupcakery, Sugar Mama, precisely as the fundraiser gets under way. Just as it seems nothing else can go wrong, Sugar Baby’s sole remaining employee is found dead. Suspicion falls on the feuding owners, but the scrumptious new guy in town is also raising some eyebrows. Now Sophie and Nina have to sift through the clues and discover who isn’t as sweet as they seem…

ALL UNITS, APB: Includes recipes and entertaining tips and rumor has it this author will be guilty of launching a 2nd mystery series later this year...


Need More Data
for your investigation?
Visit Krista's website
by clicking here.



Krista's Refreshment Table
Contribution:
 




Rrroaring Cupcakes!


Click here to get Krista's recipe for these adorable spice cupcakes with caramel frosting and see her step-by-step photos on creating this kid-pleasing creation.




CASE FILE #2

SUBJECT: Sheila Connolly

GUILTY OF: Doing in Do-Gooders

DETAILS: In this intriguing new release from Sheila, the 4th in her Museum Mysteries series, Nell Pratt, president of the Pennsylvania Antiquarian Society in Philadelphia, relies on the generosity of philanthropists. But when someone starts killing benefactors, it’s Nell’s turn to come to their aid...


Monument to the Dead

THE STORY: When Nell reads the obituary of a former board member, Adeline Harrison, she makes a mental note to send flowers and doesn’t think twice about it—until FBI agent James Morrison shares his suspicions about the nature of Adeline’s death. It turns out that a number of other members of the local cultural community have died in the last few months, under similar circumstances. 

Soon Nell uncovers what seems to be a plot to rid Philadelphia of harmless, elderly philanthropists—but why? If she can figure out the killer’s motive, she has a chance of stopping the misanthropic murderer before another do-gooder is done in.


ALL UNITS, APB: Sheila is also guilty of writing the Orchard Mysteries, County Cork Mysteries, and more...


Need More Data
for your investigation?

Visit Sheila's website
by clicking here.


Sheila's
Refreshment Table
Contribution: 


Peppermint Ice Cream Pie!

Click here to get Sheila's recipe for this amazing summer cooler of a pie. According to Sheila, this recipe is fast, easy, pretty, and it tastes great. "I was describing it to the check-out woman at the grocery store when I was buying the ingredients," says Sheila, "and she was ready to make it on the spot. Yes, it's that good." 




CASE FILE #3

SUBJECT: Peg Cochran

GUILTY OF: Turing up the Heat

DETAILS: In this tasty new release from Peg, the 2nd in her Gourmet De-Lite Mystery series, gourmet health food caterer Gigi Fitzgerald is used to helping dieters drop a dress size. But when her clients start dropping dead, she’s ready to switch her chef’s hat for a detective’s cap and track down a killer... 


Steamed to Death

THE STORY: Aging soap star Felicity Davenport is looking to revamp her image, and she’s using Gigi’s Gourmet De-Lite to help her shed a few of those unwanted pounds. Having such a high-profile client is definitely good for business, but when Felicity is found murdered in her sauna, things start getting too hot for Gigi to handle.

The list of suspects is a mile long, and Gigi’s best friend, Sienna, is at the top. Refusing to let her friend get blamed for a crime she didn’t commit, Gigi is determined to hunt down the real killer. But, as the case reaches a boiling point, Gigi will have to be careful or she could be the next one getting burned.

ALL UNITS, APB: Includes delicious--and healthy--recipes. Peg is also guilty of writing a second mystery series under the name Meg London.



Need More Data 
for your investigation?
Visit Peg's website 



Peg's 
Refreshment Table
Contribution:

Peach Kuchen!

Click here to get Peg's recipe for this mouth-watering dessert. "This is one of my husband’s favorites," says Peg, "I made it for him while we were dating. (Yes, the way to a man’s heart IS through his stomach!)"




Join Our
Release Party!

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(3 winners in all!)

Contest now closed.

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Happy reading,
everyone!

80 comments:

  1. All of these books are on my TBR list and I can not wait to read them

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  2. All of htese books look so delicious.

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  3. I just found your blog after reading one of Jenn McKinley's cupcake store mysteries. Can't wait to check out all the authors and recipes. I already read Krista Davis, so this will be fun! wouldn't it be great if the first time I comment, I win???

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  4. Gold stars for you Cleo for thinking up such a clever post! Happy release day friends--so glad to be a part of a talented, generous, food-loving group of women! xo

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  5. thank you for the introductions of these new releases!!!!
    i look forward to reading them!!!

    good luck & congrats to the authors!!!

    thank you for the giveaway opportunity!!!

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  6. Yummy recipes! Looking forward to the contests....

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  7. Have ordered one of the books. Look forward to the others and the recipes.

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  8. Congrats on all your releases! And, Krista, that cupcake is too too cute.

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    1. Thanks, Barb. They're so easy to decorate that you wouldn't believe it. I think they'd be a very big hit with little kids!

      ~Krista

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  9. Now I need to go add books to my to read list. And recipes to my to be made list.

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  10. I just bought Krista Davis's new book, "The Diva Frosts A Cupcake" yesterday. Love the Diva Series!! I didn't realize Sheila Connolly and Peg Cochran had new books out as well! Back to the bookstore!!!

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    1. Thanks, Cathy! I hope you like it! Better pick up some cupcakes when you go to the bookstore . . .

      ~Krista

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  11. Congrats to all!! Looks like a great crop of new books, and I think my husband has a new project in that Peppermint Ice Cream Pie! :-)

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    1. I want that ice cream. I love peppermint ice cream but it's not easy to find.

      ~Krista

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  12. Each book looks and sounds like they will be wonderful to read.
    CABWNANA1@bellsouth.net

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  13. Congratulations and happy release day. I'll have a small helping of all of the offerings! Peppermint ice cream pie-how refreshing!

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  14. Happy release day! Wow, that peach kuchen looks yummy!

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  15. Just the words "peach kuchen" brought back good memories of my grandmother. These all sound like perfect summer reading.

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  16. A winning trifecta! The very best wishes to all of you. Champagne will go nicely with all those yummies.
    Yes, Cleo, this is any expression of your creativity. Well done.

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