A Premonition of Murder Book 3 in the Dream Club Mysteries. An elderly Southern heiress’s nightmare becomes a real case of murder in the latest Dream Club Mystery from the national bestselling author of Dream a Little Scream.
When Abigail March and, Savannah’s famously reclusive heiress, invites the Dream Club ladies to lunch at her Beaux Reves mansion, Taylor and Ali hope for an invitation to join the distinguished Magnolia Society. But Abigail has a more pressing concern: a recent dream that seems to foretell her death.
Taylor reassures Abigail that there are many ways to interpret a dream, but at the next meeting of the Dream Club, their discussion is cut short by a call from Detective Sam Stiles. She’s at Abigail’s mansion, where the elderly woman appears to have been pushed to her death down a flight of stairs. Now Taylor, Ali, and the Dream Club need to catch a killer before someone else is laid to rest.
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LOVE SIGNS, book 1 in the Crazy Love DiariesTracy Adams trusts her horoscope–it’s been right 100% of the time. When the stars predict she’ll meet a good-looking boy, Jeff Nichols shows up. Tracy falls hard, but the stars warn Tracy not to mistake friendship for love. Now she’s confused. Should Tracy trust her heart or her horoscope?
Mary Kennedyis a practicing psychologist and is the author of the Talk. Radio Mysteries and the Dream Club Mysteries. She’s written nearly 50 novels and has sold over four million books worldwide. Mary lives with her husband and six neurotic cats in the northeast. She has tried unsuccessfully to psychoanalyze both husband and cats, but she remains optimistic.You can visit her at www.marykennedy.net and she blogs every Monday with the Cozy Chicks www.cozychicksblog.com.
So, I love to bake and cook. Reading these cozy mysteries have been both good and bad for me, but I have to laugh. I have tried so many new foods and ways of making food since my adventure in reading these new authors. Honestly, do they not know what they are doing? I have completely covered my kitchen in chocolate (thanks Mary Kennedy), mint and flour to attempt to recreate the atmosphere needed to truly immerse myself in these mysteries and I turn the blame on them. Alas, I am a foodie. I always have been. I will take the blame as I eat another peppermint patty. Carry on with your writing.
Today I found myself in the kitchen with my two youngest children, ages two and four, making homemade artisan bread that a friend Karen Owen posted. My house smells of yeast and baked goodness as the kids and dog are sound asleep and I have time to think upon these wondrous baked creations. I am anticipating reviewing a book being sent to me from author, Karoline Barrett. Bun For Your Life, is expected to be released this November. The cover shows a bakery full of nummy looking breads and pastries. It is the first of the Bread and Batter Mystery series. Honestly, Karoline you are now on my naughty list for making me crave bread. Oh wait, I said I took the blame at the beginning of the post didn’t I? Never mind.
I often hear that people get too involved in their books, wrapped up in the characters and plot. I seem to find myself getting involved in what they are eating or cooking. That’s okay though, my family is reaping the benefit of all the homemade goodies in the house as well as my next door neighbor. The funny thing is, I am not a Martha Stewart or Duncan Hines so anyone reading these books can make these recipes. I am just a small town woman who loves to read and happens to know how to follow simple instructions. The end result is always tasty. Thanks goodness for these Cozy Mysteries.
Books not only take us to other places outside of our reality, but also seem to seep into our reality too. And that’s okay. I’ll have a fresh basket of goodies waiting for my fictional friends. Well, time to take that bread out. I think I hear knocking on my bookshelf. I think Calista and Molly just arrived.
Just as things are looking up for the small Savannah candy store, Oldies But Goodies, a famous chef almost kills the business for good…or is it the other way around?
“Dream A Little Scream” is the second in the Dream Club series written by award winning author, Mary Kennedy that centers on a vintage candy store owned by two accidental amateur sleuthing sisters. Each week, they hold a meeting in their apartment above the store with a small group of ladies from different backgrounds to delve into the world of dream interpretation. Through these dreams, the “Dream Club” as they call themselves, has already solved one murder. Two new members join the club and things start to take a turn for the strange.
Famous chef, Sonia Scott, comes to town and Taylor and Ali hope having a book signing at their candy store will boost business. Instead, they find they have another mystery on their hands and the Dream Club gets right to sleeping on the job to help solve it. With another body, stolen recipes, secret affairs, seedy secrets and a missing coffee cup, Oldies But Goodies is heading toward the red again…literally.
Once again, Mary Kennedy kept my interest going in the book. I never could figure out the “who done it” until the big reveal at the end which was a shock. My bets were on the wrong person the entire time and I was happy they were. I love it when an author can trick me. This was well written, easy to follow and one that I am happy to have in my collection that will be ready again for sure.