Oct 12

Cozy Mystery Boxed Set

Hi folks,

I mentioned before that I’m participating in a new cozy mystery boxed set along with eleven other bestselling authors that will be released on January 2nd. It’s called Winter Whodunnits and it is now available for pre-order. And the best news of all is that the price for all twelve books is 99 cents. Yes, you read that right. Twelve great cozies for less than a buck.

Along with myself, Winter Whodunnits includes stories from:

Stacey Alabaster

Anna Celeste Burke *

Kathi Daley *

Nell Goddin

Alison Golden *

Dianne Harman *

CeeCee James

Summer Prescott

Shannon VanBergen*

Amy Vansant

JA Whiting *

* USA Today Bestselling author

You can find the boxed set at any of the following links:

    Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076583LVR

    Apple

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/winter-whodunnits/id1282616501?mt=11

    Kobo

https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/winter-whodunnits-a-dozen-cozy-mysteries-for-a-chilly-winter-s-night

    Barnes and Noble

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/winter-whodunnits-stacey-alabaster/1127182337

    Google

https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Stacey_Alabaster_Winter_Whodunnits_A_Dozen_Cozy_My?id=xIs4DwAAQBAJ

Sep 30

The Case of the Lovable Labs Has Launched

Hi, folks,

I hope your weekend is off to a great start!

I just wanted to let you know that The Case of the Lovable Labs, Book #12 in The Thousand Islands Doggy Inn Mysteries launched this morning as the #1 Dog Breed book on Amazon, knocking Book #11, The Case of the Klutzy King Charles out of that coveted spot.

Here’s the link in case you haven’t picked up your copy yet: http://amzn.to/2xKMp9d

As always, I want to thank all of you for your ongoing support. I also want to thank J.R. Miller for the use of another of his fantastic photographs and Reggie Cullen for another incredible cover.

I hope you enjoy the new one and stay tuned for Book #13, The Case of the Mellow Maltese, the book that will mark the official halfway point of the series. It will launch sometime in late October.

Until then, I hope you have a great time with The Case of the Lovable Labs.

One wedding, two murders, three of the most adorable Labrador puppies Suzy and Josie have ever seen, and a wide variety of suspects provide the foundation for The Case of the Lovable Labs, Book #12 in the increasingly popular, Thousand Islands Doggy Inn Mysteries.

It’s wedding time for Sammy and Jill, two of the Inn’s most important staff members, and it should be a joyous time for them as well as their friends and families. But when the boyfriend of Jill’s mother drops dead while giving his toast during the rehearsal dinner, things take a turn for the worse in a hurry. And when a second body is found after the reception, it becomes clear that the two murders are definitely connected, and a whole host of suspects are soon lined up directly in Suzy’s sights.

At the top of the list are Jill’s sister, her maid of honor who’s taking her responsibilities way too seriously, and her mother, a woman with a few serious issues of her own. Also on Suzy’s list are two of Jill’s aunts who have a fondness for Kamikazes, and like the maid of honor and her mother, were previously romantically involved with the first victim. And just when Suzy and Chief Abrams begin to narrow their search for the killer, the second victim is discovered, and it’s back to square one.

Further complicating things is the tension between the maid of honor and Josie, as well as between Suzy and her mother who is convinced that her daughter has finally gone off the deep end. And when Suzy puts herself in an extremely dangerous situation, she provides her mom, along with everyone else, with more than enough ammunition to prove the point.

The Thousand Islands Doggy Inn Mysteries features two of the smartest and funniest lead female protagonists to hit the cozy mystery scene in a very long time, and Suzy and Josie’s affection for food and their boundless love and devotion to their dogs puts this new series in the don’t miss category. The Case of the Lovable Labs is the latest installment in this fast-paced and funny series that affectionately focuses on dogs, food, and the natural beauty of the Thousand Islands region.

Sep 24

Pre-Order Available!

Hi, folks,

This is just a quick reminder that my new book, #12 in The Thousand Islands Doggy Inn Mysteries, is available for pre-order and will be officially launching on September 30th.

As always, I want to thank JR Miller for his generosity in letting me use another of his great photos of the beautiful Thousand Islands area and Reggie Cullen, cover designer extraordinaire!

I’m really happy with the book and I hope you enjoy it!

Here’s the link: http://amzn.to/2xKMp9d

One wedding, two murders, three of the most adorable Labrador puppies Suzy and Josie have ever seen, and a wide variety of suspects provide the foundation for The Case of the Lovable Labs, book #12 in the increasingly popular, Thousand Islands Doggy Inn Mysteries.

It’s wedding time for Sammy and Jill, two of the Inn’s most important staff members, and it should be a joyous time for them as well as their friends and families. But when the boyfriend of Jill’s mother drops dead while giving his toast during the rehearsal dinner, things take a turn for the worse in a hurry. And when a second body is found after the reception, it becomes clear that the two murders are definitely connected, and a whole host of suspects are soon lined up directly in Suzy’s sights.

At the top of the list are Jill’s sister, her maid of honor who’s taking her responsibilities way too seriously, and her mother, a woman with a few serious issues of her own. Also on Suzy’s list are two of Jill’s aunts who have a fondness for Kamikazes and, like the maid of honor and her mother, were previously romantically involved with the first victim. And just when Suzy and Chief Abrams begin to narrow their search for the killer, the second victim is discovered, and it’s back to square one.

Further complicating things is the tension between the maid of honor and Josie, as well as between Suzy and her mother who is convinced that her daughter has finally gone off the deep end. And when Suzy puts herself in an extremely dangerous situation, she provides her mom, along with everyone else, with more than enough ammunition to prove the point.

The Thousand Islands Doggy Inn Mysteries features two of the smartest and funniest lead female protagonists to hit the cozy mystery scene in a very long time, and Suzy and Josie’s affection for food and their boundless love and devotion to their dogs puts this new series in the don’t miss category. The Case of the Lovable Labs is the latest installment in this fast-paced and funny series that affectionately focuses on dogs, food, and the natural beauty of the Thousand Islands region.

Sep 23

Some New Cozy Mysteries

Hi, folks,

From time to time, I like to let you know when I come across new cozy mysteries from some of my favorite writers. Here’s a few for your consideration.

Happy reading!

From USA TODAY Bestselling Author and seven-time Amazon All-Star comes the 13th book in the popular page-turning Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery series. As always plenty of food, and mouth-watering recipes.

getBook.at/MBW

She wasn’t swimming in the wine vat, she was dead!

When Angela, the beloved award-winning winemaker at the Moretti Winery, is found floating face down in a wine vat, law enforcement authorities are suspicious about the cause of her death. Was it murder or a tragic accident?

If it’s murder, who did it? Was it her husband, Matteo, the winemaker at a nearby winery, jealous because his wife’s wines always received the top awards and best ratings? Was it his employer, Carlos Romano, the owner of the nearby winery, because his wines always placed second to those made by Angela? Or could it have been Carlos’ niece, Alessandra, who had romantic fantasies about Matteo even though he was married to Angela? Or even Signora Moretti, suspicious there was more to her husband and Angela’s relationship than business. And then there was Caitlin, the ambitious master’s degree student who was an intern at the Moretti Winery and wanted Angela’s job.

Mike Reynolds, an Oregon county sheriff, and his wife, Kelly, decide to take a short vacation to Sonoma, California, where they were meeting their daughter and her husband for some wine tasting. Because of a sick child, they have to return home to Calico Gold, so Kelly and Mike have some extra time on their hands and offer to help the local sheriff determine if Angela’s death was murder or an accident.

Here’s a three-book box set from bestselling author Stacey Alabaster. If you like a little craft with your cozy, this is for you!
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075Q4ZQSZ

http://amzn.to/2fgIaGY

Peter Bartram is offering a special deal on this one that’s currently running. Definitely worth a look!

FIRST, the saucy film of a nude woman bathing is stolen from a What the Butler Saw machine on Brighton’s Palace Pier. NEXT, the pier’s night-watchman is murdered – his body found in the coconut shy. COLIN CRAMPTON, ace reporter on the Evening Chronicle, senses a scoop when he’s the only journalist to discover a link between the two crimes. HE UNCOVERS a 50-year feud between twin sisters – one a screen siren from the days of silent movies, the other the haughty wife of an aristocrat. BUT COLIN’S investigation spirals out of control – as he RISKS HIS LIFE to land the biggest story of his career. STOP PRESS MURDER, a Swinging Sixties mystery, has more twists and turns than a country lane. It will keep you guessing – and laughing – right to the last page.

Tonya Kappes has just released the 3rd book in her Kenni Lowry series. Tonya writes about the South and she is one very funny writer! Highly recommend all her stuff!

http://amzn.to/2fhQ96V

Southerners keep their secrets swept under the rug, but what happens when that rug goes up for sale?

Bestselling author Berlye Stone, the most famous citizen to ever come out of Cottonwood, Kentucky, has died and put all her worldly possessions up for auction, but not without leaving one more manuscript behind.

A hidden tell-all about Cottonwood that’s got more gossip than a ladies’ luncheon.

When Beryle’s assistant turns up with an ax in her back and the only witness is in a coma, Sheriff Kenni Lowry reckons someone in town will do anything to keep the manuscript from seeing the light of day.

Her poppa’s ghost returns to help piece together the life of the Beryle he once knew, but his memory’s a little foggy, and any misstep could cause them a world of trouble.

With the help of Deputy Finn Vincent, can Kenni sort through the secrets buried in Beryle’s books, or will this be her final chapter?

Pick up AX TO GRIND–you’ll love this cozy because a pop of paranormal makes this charmer of a humorous Southern mystery a real page-turner.

Books in the Kenni Lowry Mystery Series:

FIXIN’ TO DIE (#1)
SOUTHERN FRIED (#2)
AX TO GRIND (#3)
SIX FEET UNDER (#4)

Sep 18

20 and Counting

Hi folks,

The latest installment in The Thousand Islands Doggy Inn Mysteries, is now available for pre-order on Amazon. You can grab your copy here: http://amzn.to/2xKMp9d

It’s Book #12 in the series and is called, The Case of the Lovable Labs and I think fans of the Doggy Inn series are going to enjoy it.

It’s also my twentieth book, something I consider to be both a milestone and a minor miracle. I’m pretty fortunate to be able to have a job that basically entails me thinking up a bunch of goofy stuff and writing it down. And for your ongoing support and encouragement, I continue to be extremely grateful.

Here are the cover and summary for The Case of the Lovable Labs.

Happy reading!

Bernie

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One wedding, two murders, three of the most adorable Labrador puppies Suzy and Josie have ever seen, and a wide variety of suspects provide the foundation for The Case of the Lovable Labs, book #12 in the increasingly popular, Thousand Islands Doggy Inn Mysteries.

It’s wedding time for Sammy and Jill, two of the Inn’s most important staff members, and it should be a joyous time for them as well as their friends and families. But when the boyfriend of Jill’s mother drops dead while giving his toast during the rehearsal dinner, things take a turn for the worse in a hurry. And when a second body is found after the reception, it becomes clear that the two murders are definitely connected, and a whole host of suspects are soon lined up directly in Suzy’s sights.

At the top of the list are Jill’s sister, her maid of honor who’s taking her responsibilities way too seriously, and her mother, a woman with a few serious issues of her own. Also on Suzy’s list are two of Jill’s aunts who have a fondness for Kamikazes, and like the maid of honor and her mother, were previously romantically involved with the first victim. And just when Suzy and Chief Abrams begin to narrow their search for the killer, the second victim is discovered, and it’s back to square one.

Further complicating things is the tension between the maid of honor and Josie, as well as between Suzy and her mother who is convinced that her daughter has finally gone off the deep end. And when Suzy puts herself in an extremely dangerous situation, she provides her mom, along with everyone else, with more than enough ammunition to prove the point.

The Thousand Islands Doggy Inn Mysteries features two of the smartest and funniest lead female protagonists to hit the cozy mystery scene in a very long time, and Suzy and Josie’s affection for food and their boundless love and devotion to their dogs puts this new series in the don’t miss category. The Case of the Lovable Labs is the latest installment in this fast-paced and funny series that affectionately focuses on dogs, food, and the natural beauty of the Thousand Islands region.

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On another front, Book #11,The Case of the Klutzy King Charles, remains the #1 Dog Breed book on Amazon and is now available in paperback. You can get a copy here: http://amzn.to/2g0Po5T

Sep 01

The Case of the Klutzy King Charles Has Launched.

Hi folks,

Book #11 in my Thousand Islands Doggy Inn Mysteries launched this morning and is already the #1 Dog Breed book on Amazon. (It actually bumped Book #10 out of the top slot, and all eleven books in the series are in the Top 15.) I can’t thank you enough for your ongoing support of me and the Doggy Inn series.

I think you’re going to enjoy The Case of the Klutzy King Charles and you can grab your copy here: http://amzn.to/2g0Po5T

Suzy, along with Josie and Chef Claire, is back in the Cayman Islands for the winter. With a new restaurant and an animal shelter about to open, their goal is to make sure both of the new enterprises get off to a good start while still being able to relax and enjoy the sun and sand. But when they head down the beach toward Suzy’s mother house on Christmas morning with the dogs, things take a major turn for the worse when Captain spots a woman and her dog clinging to an upended kayak and about to drown. And when the Newfie embarks on a rescue mission to save them, Christmas Day is dramatically altered. Fortunately, Captain performs a miraculous rescue, but soon after being discharged from the hospital, the woman disappears, and the task of caring for her dog falls to Suzy’s mom.

And when Rocco, their bar manager from C’s in Clay Bay, who’s in town helping them get ready for the opening of the restaurant, falls hard for Sylvia, the manager of the new animal shelter, he decides that perhaps a permanent move to the islands might be in order. But when Sylvia’s ex-husband, who’s recently been stalking her, is found dead in his car in the back of the restaurant, Rocco is suspect number one.

As Suzy embarks on her efforts to find the mysterious woman and return her dog, as well as do everything she can to find out who put two bullets in the back of the ex-husband’s head, she finds herself in the middle of a complex land scheme that has her, and everyone else, baffled. And as she works her way through a maze of questions and contradictions, she also learns a few things about family and making amends, as well as the importance of keeping one’s pants on.

The Thousand Islands Doggy Inn Mysteries features two of the smartest and funniest lead female protagonists to hit the cozy mystery scene in a very long time, and Suzy and Josie’s affection for food and their boundless love and devotion to their dogs puts this new series in the don’t miss category. The Case of the Klutzy King Charles is another fast-paced and funny installment in this series that affectionately focuses on dogs, food, and the natural beauty of the Thousand Islands region.

Aug 22

Another Update!

Hi folks,

It’s been a busy summer and I’m pleased to announce that Book#11 in The Thousand Islands Doggy Inn Mysteries is available for pre-order and will launch on September 1st.

You can grab your copy here: http://amzn.to/2g0Po5T

Here’s what’s you can expect when you dig into The Case of the Klutzy King Charles.

Suzy, along with Josie and Chef Claire, is back in the Cayman Islands for the winter. With a new restaurant and an animal shelter about to open, their goal is to make sure both of the new enterprises get off to a good start while still being able to relax and enjoy the sun and sand. But when they head down the beach toward Suzy’s mother house on Christmas morning with the dogs, things take a major turn for the worse when Captain spots a woman and her dog clinging to an upended kayak and about to drown. And when the Newfie embarks on a rescue mission to save them, Christmas Day is dramatically altered. Fortunately, Captain performs a miraculous rescue, but soon after being discharged from the hospital, the woman disappears, and the task of caring for her dog falls to Suzy’s mom.

And when Rocco, their bar manager from C’s in Clay Bay, who’s in town helping them get ready for the opening of the restaurant, falls hard for Sylvia, the manager of the new animal shelter, he decides that perhaps a permanent move to the islands might be in order. But when Sylvia’s ex-husband, who’s recently been stalking her, is found dead in his car in the back of the restaurant, Rocco is suspect number one.

As Suzy embarks on her efforts to find the mysterious woman and return her dog, as well as do everything she can to find out who put two bullets in the back of the ex-husband’s head, she finds herself in the middle of a complex land scheme that has her, and everyone else, baffled. And as she works her way through a maze of questions and contradictions, she also learns a few things about family and making amends, as well as the importance of keeping one’s pants on.

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Also, for those of you who prefer a hard copy, Book#10 The Case of the Jaded Jack Russell is now available in paperback at: http://amzn.to/2tUEjJy

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Finally, my summer sale continues and this week you can grab a copy of The Case of the Eccentric Elkhound for less than a buck. But the sale ends soon, so don’t wait too long.
http://amzn.to/2lyEsuy

And starting on the 24th, The Case of the Faithful Frenchie will be available at the same price for a limited time. http://amzn.to/2mvPYaF

Happy reading…I’m assuming none of you took too long a look at the eclipse and that your eyes are still working!

Enjoy.

Bernie

Aug 18

Dianne Harman’s Newest!

Hi, folks,

I just wanted to thank all of you for making Book #10 in my Thousand Islands Doggy Inn Mysteries, The Case of the Jaded Jack Russell, the number one book on Amazon’s Dog Breeds category for almost three weeks now. I truly appreciate your ongoing support!

http://amzn.to/2tUEjJy

As you know, I like to let you know when new books from some of my favorite authors are released, and I’m pleased to tell you if you don’t already know, that Dianne Harman, the USA Today Bestselling Author has just launched Murder in Seattle, the third book in her new Northwest series. And for a limited time, you can pick up a copy for less than a buck!

getBook.at/MIS

Here’s the summary:

What would you do if your sister’s husband of twelve hours, Clark, was considered a suspect by the police in connection with his rich Uncle Vinny’s murder? And the rich uncle just happened to be a member of the Mob?

DeeDee has no choice but to enlist the help of her boyfriend Jake, a private investigator, as well as Al, Uncle Vinny’s scary bodyguard, to help her find the murderer and clear Clark’s name.

It could have been a number of people, but which one? Was it Uncle Vinny’s cousin or his wife? Uncle Vinny had a lot of money, and although he hadn’t come by it legally, the color was still green. Or the rogue cop whose father had ended the prostitution rings in Seattle, but was certain Uncle Vinny was the person who had resurrected them. He couldn’t prove it, but he wanted them stopped.

Or perhaps Clark’s business colleague who was jealous of Clark’s recent promotion? Maybe it was the wedding planner who resented everything Uncle Vinny was giving the newlyweds, particularly the house on Queen Anne Hill. Or even Clark himself? After all, Uncle Vinny gave a toast at the wedding declaring him to be the sole heir of his substantial fortune.

As always, plenty of food, recipes, and dogs in this, the third book of the bestselling Northwest series.

Happy reading and I’ll talk with you soon!

Bernie

Jul 31

The Case of the Jaded Jack Russell Has Launched!

Hi folks,

Just wanted to confirm that Book #10 in The Thousand Islands Doggy Inn Mysteries, The Case of the Jaded Jack Russell, launched this morning. And it’s already the #1 Dog Breed book on Amazon. Thanks so much for your ongoing support!

You can grab your copy here: http://amzn.to/2tUEjJy

Here’s a bit about what’s in store.

Suzy and Josie are featured speakers at the Animal Entrepreneurs Expo in Ottawa and having to deal with Joshua Middleton, the CEO of the largest pet store franchise corporation in North America. He’s also someone Josie went to vet school with, and their shared history is anything but good. And when Middleton is found poisoned in a storage room during a cocktail reception attended by several hundred people, the list of suspects quickly begins to grow.

As Suzy attempts to work her way through a complicated web of motives and suspects, she and Josie meet the Jack Russell terrier Middleton has been using as his company’s mascot and brand representative. And as soon as they learn that the dog isn’t being treated well and his spirit is broken, they do everything in their power to figure out a way to take possession of the dog then do everything they can to make sure they don’t have to give him back. But when they learn that the head chef at the hotel they’re staying at is one of Chef Claire’s ex-boyfriends, things take a bizarre turn when it becomes apparent that he is still having a hard time letting her go and just might pose a threat. Further complicating Suzy’s ability to focus on who killed Middleton is a dog toy business opportunity that has the potential to be the biggest thing since Beanie Babies.

Along the way, they’re forced to deal with an odd mix of people including Roxanne, Middleton’s gold-digger fiancée who Josie previously stabbed in the hand over dinner one night, the obnoxious and hard-drinking COO of Middleton’s company who is suspect #1, and a banker who’s been playing a little fast and loose with a lot of the rules. Working with a pair of lovebird Canadian cops, Suzy’s neurons are pushed to the limit before this immensely satisfying installment of this increasingly popular series wraps up.

The Thousand Islands Doggy Inn Mysteries features two of the smartest and funniest lead female protagonists to hit the cozy mystery scene in a very long time, and Suzy and Josie’s affection for food and their boundless love and devotion to their dogs puts this series in the don’t miss category. The Case of the Jaded Jack Russell is the latest installment in this fast-paced and funny series that affectionately focuses on dogs, food, and the natural beauty of the Thousand Islands region.

Jul 20

Greetings From My Laptop!

Hi folks,

I hope everyone is doing well. I thought I’d post a general update on some things I’ve been working on. As you can see, life continues to be both busy and productive.

First of all, I’d like to thank all of you for your support of my two newest series, The Thousand Islands Doggy Inn Mysteries, and The Whiskey Run Chronicles. I couldn’t be happier with how they’re both doing! (Well, I guess we could always be happier, right?) But to say I’m delighted is an understatement.

Book #9 in the Doggy Inn series, The Case of the Itinerant Ibizan is now available in paperback and you can get it here: http://amzn.to/2t5CYfs

The link will also take you to the e-book version if you prefer that format.

Book #10 in the series, The Case of the Jaded Jack Russell is launching on July 31st and is available for pre-order. Here’s the link for it: http://amzn.to/2tK3B84

Here’s a bit about what you’re in store for in The Case of the Jaded Jack Russell

Suzy and Josie are featured speakers at the Animal Entrepreneurs Expo in Ottawa and having to deal with Joshua Middleton, the CEO of the largest pet store franchise corporation in North America. He’s also someone Josie went to vet school with, and their shared history is anything but good. And when Middleton is found poisoned in a storage room during a cocktail reception attended by several hundred people, the list of suspects quickly begins to grow.

As Suzy attempts to work her way through a complicated web of motives and suspects, she and Josie meet the Jack Russell terrier Middleton has been using as his company’s mascot and brand representative. And as soon as they learn that the dog isn’t being treated well and his spirit is broken, they do everything in their power to figure out a way to take possession of the dog then do everything they can to make sure they don’t have to give him back. But when they learn that the head chef at the hotel they’re staying at is one of Chef Claire’s ex-boyfriends, things take a bizarre turn when it becomes apparent that he is still having a hard time letting her go and just might pose a threat. Further complicating Suzy’s ability to focus on who killed Middleton is a dog toy business opportunity that has the potential to be the biggest thing since Beanie Babies.

Along the way, they’re forced to deal with an odd mix of people including Roxanne, Middleton’s gold-digger fiancée who Josie previously stabbed in the hand over dinner one night, the obnoxious and hard-drinking COO of Middleton’s company who is suspect #1, and a banker who’s been playing a little fast and loose with a lot of the rules. Working with a pair of lovebird Canadian cops, Suzy’s neurons are pushed to the limit before this immensely satisfying installment of this increasingly popular series wraps up.

As you know, The Whiskey Run Chronicles is my new episodic series set in the Thousand Islands during Prohibition and deals with bootlegging on the U.S-Canadian border. It’s a fascinating part of the Thousand Islands history and I’ve done my best to pay homage to the beautiful part of the country I was fortunate to have grown up in. I’ve bundled the first seven episodes into Season 1 and you can get it in both e-book and paperback right here: http://amzn.to/2qbFLFq

And be on the lookout for Season 2 of The Whiskey Run Chronicles. Expect a lot of new challenges and adventures for Milo and the gang as they continue their efforts to give the people what they want and not get caught doing it.

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