Free, Cheap, or On Sale Kindle Mysteries – June 2015

Here are the most recent FREE and cheap Kindle Cozy Mysteries that I have been able to find. All of these currently cost $5 or less. I don’t know how long these prices will hold, so please be sure to check the prices to see if Amazon is still offering these terrific Kindle prices.

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Murder in the Mystery Suite by Ellery AdamsEllery Adams: Murder in the Mystery Suite….. $1.99 (Book Retreat mysteries, book $1)

Donna Ball: Bone Yard ….. $3.99 (Raine Stockton Dog mysteries, book #4)

Donna Ball: High in Trial ….. $0.99 (Raine Stockton Dog mysteries, book #7)

Donna Ball: All that Glitters ….. $2.99 (Raine Stockton Dog mysteries, story)

Christy Barritt: Hazardous Duty ….. FREE (Squeaky Clean mysteries, book #1)

Carrie Bebris: The Intrigue at Highbury: Or, Emma’s Match ….. $2.99 (Mr. and Mrs. Darcy Mysteries, book #4)

Rhys Bowen: The Amersham Rubies ….. FREE (Molly Murphy story)

Jennifer Chiaverini: Round Robin ….. $1.99 (Elm Creek Quilts non mystery, book #2)

Edie Claire: Never Buried ….. FREE (Leigh Koslow mysteries, book #1)

Edie Claire: The Leigh Koslow Mystery Series: Books 1,2,& 3: Boxed Set ….. $0.99

Nancy Coco (aka Nancy J. Parra): All Fudged Up ….. $1.99 (Candy-Coated mysteries, book #1)

Nancy Coco (aka Nancy J. Parra): To Fudge or Not to Fudge ….. $1.99(Candy-Coated mysteries, book #2)

Nancy Coco (aka Nancy J. Parra): All I Want for Christmas is Fudge ….. $1.99(Candy-Coated mysteries, novella)

Maya Corrigan: By Cook or by Crook (A Five-Ingredient Mystery Book 1) ….. $1.99

Elizabeth Spann Craig: Progressive Dinner Deadly ….. FREE (Myrtle Clover mysteries, book #2)

Elizabeth Spann Craig: Death Pays a Visit ….. FREE (Myrtle Clover mysteries, book #7)

Jana DeLeon: Louisiana Longshot ….. FREE (Miss Fortune mysteries, book #1)

Leighann Dobbs: Killer Cupcakes ….. FREE (Lexy Baker mysteries, book #1)

Judy Fitzwater: Dying to Get Published ….. FREE (Jennifer Marsh mysteries, book #1)

Cream Puff Murder by Joanne FlukeJoanne Fluke: Cream Puff Murder ….. $1.99 (Hannah Swensen mysteries, book #11)

Joanne Fluke: Cinnamon Roll Murder ….. $2.20 (Hannah Swensen mysteries, book #15)

Joanne Fluke: Red Velvet Cupcake Murder ….. $1.99 (Hannah Swensen mysteries, book #16)

Daryl Wood Gerber (aka Avery Aames) Inherit the Word ….. $1.99 (Cookbook Nook mysteries, book #2)

Sherry Harris: Tagged for Death ….. $1.99 (Sarah Winston Garage Sale mysteries, book #1)

Lee Hollis: Death of a Christmas Caterer ….. $3.99 (Hayley Powell Food and Cocktails mysteries, book $5)

Julie Hyzy: State of the Onion….. $1.99 (White House Chef mysteries, book #1)

Mary Kennedy: Nightmares Can Be Murder….. $1.99 (Dream Club mysteries, book #1)

Linda P. Kozar & Traci Tyne Hilton: A Cup of Cozy ….. FREE

Donna Leon: Suffer the Little Children ….. $1.99 (Guido Brunetti mysteries, book #16)

Laura Levine: Killing Cupid ….. $1.99 (Jaine Austen mysteries, book #11)

Laura Lippman: Baltimore Blues ….. $1.99 (Tess Monaghan mysteries, book #1)

Karen MacInerney: Brush with Death ….. $1.99 (Gray Whale Inn mysteries, book #5)

Karen MacInerney: Blueberry Blues ….. $0.99 (Gray Whale Inn mysteries, story)

Mary Marks: Forget Me Knot ….. $1.99 (Martha Rose Quilting mysteries, book #1)

Nancy Martin: How to Murder a Millionaire ….. $1.99 (Blackbird Sisters mysteries, book #1)

Leslie Meier: Tippy Toe Murder ….. $1.99 (Lucy Stone mysteries, book #2)

Easter Bunny Murder by Leslie MeierLeslie Meier: Easter Bunny Murder ….. $2.99 (Lucy Stone mysteries, book #19)

Leslie Meier: Christmas Carol Murder ….. $3.03 (Lucy Stone mysteries, book #20)

Rose Pressey: If You’ve Got It, Haunt It ….. $1.99 (Haunted Vintage mysteries, book #1)

Barbara Ross: Clammed Up ….. $1.99 (Maine Clambake mysteries, book #1)

Barbara Ross: Boiled Over ….. $1.99 (Maine Clambake mysteries, book #2)

Jane Rubino: Death of a DJ/Fruitcake/Cheat the Devil ….. $0.99 (Cat Austen mysteries, books 1,2,& 3)

Annelise Ryan (Allyson K. Abbott) Working Stiff ….. $4.30 (Mattie Winston mysteries, book #1)

Julie Smith: Louisiana Hotshot ….. FREE (Talba Wallis mysteries, book #1)

Leann Sweeney: The Cat, the Quilt and the Corpse ….. $1.99 (Cats in Trouble mysteries, book #1)

Diane Vallere: Suede to Rest ….. $1.99 (Material Witness mysteries, book #1)

Vineyard Quilt Mysteries by Mae Fox & Jan Fields: Threads of Deceit ….. $0.99 (book #1)

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Carla Neggers
Saint's Gate by Carla NeggersSaint’s Gate ….. $1.99 (Sharpe & Donovan mysteries, book #1)
Heron’s Cove ….. $3.99 (Sharpe & Donovan mysteries, book #2)
The Widow ….. $1.99 (Ireland mystery, book #1)
The Angel ….. $3.99 (Ireland mystery, book #2)
Cold Pursuit ….. $2.99 (Black Falls mysteries, book #1)
The Carriage House ….. $1.99 (Texas Rangers mysteries, book #1)
The Cabin ….. $3.99 (Texas Rangers mysteries, book #2)

Ann Ripley
Summer Garden Murder by Ann RipleySummer Garden Murder ….. $4.61 (Gardening mysteries, book #9)
Death in the Orchid Garden ….. $4.30 (Gardening mysteries, book #10)

Wendy Roberts
Dead Suite ….. $4.27 (Ghost Dusters mysteries, book #4)
Drop Dead Beauty ….. $1.99 (Ghost Dusters mysteries, book #5)
Grounds to Kill ….. $3.24 (Latte, Espresso, Cappuccino & Murder mysteries, book #1)

Mark Schweizer
The Christmas Cantata by Mark SchweizerThe Alto Wore Tweed ….. $0.99 (Liturgical mysteries, book #1)
The Baritone Wore Chiffon ….. $0.99 (Liturgical mysteries, book #2)
The Tenor Wore Tapshoes ….. $0.99 (Liturgical mysteries, book #3)
The Soprano Wore Falsettos ….. $0.99 (Liturgical mysteries, book #4)
The Bass Wore Scales ….. $0.99 (Liturgical mysteries, book #5)
The Mezzo Wore Mink ….. $2.99 (Liturgical mysteries, book #6)
The Diva Wore Diamonds ….. $2.99 (Liturgical mysteries, book #7)
The Organist Wore Pumps ….. $2.99 (Liturgical mysteries, book #8)
The Countertenor Wore Garlic ….. $2.99 (Liturgical mysteries, book #9)
The Christmas Cantata ….. $0.99 (Liturgical mysteries, book #10)
The Treble Wore Trouble ….. $2.99 (Liturgical mysteries, book #11)
The Cantor Wore Crinolines ….. $4.99 (Liturgical mysteries, book #12)

Jeff Shelby (aka Jeffrey Allen)
The Murder Pit by Jeff ShelbyThe Murder Pit ….. FREE (Moose River mysteries, book #1)
Last Resort ….. $3.99 (Moose River mysteries, book #2)
Alibi High ….. $4.99 (Moose River mysteries, book #3)
Drift Away ….. $4.99 (Noah Braddock mysteries, book #4)
Thread of Hope ….. FREE (Joe Tyler mysteries, book #1)
Thread of Suspicion ….. $4.99 (Joe Tyler mysteries, book #2)
Thread of Betrayal ….. $4.99 (Joe Tyler mysteries, book #3)
Thread of Innocence ….. $4.99 (Joe Tyler mysteries, book #4)
Out of Time (stories) ….. $2.99

Death of a Domestic by Sharon ShortSharon Short
Death of a Domestic Diva ….. $1.99 (Stain-Busting mysteries, book #1)
Death by Deep Dish Pie ….. $2.99 (Stain-Busting mysteries, book #2)
Angel’s Bidding ….. $2.99 (Patricia Delaney mysteries, book #1)
Past Pretense ….. $2.99 (Patricia Delaney mysteries, book #2)
The Death We Share ….. $2.99 (Patricia Delaney mysteries, book #3)

Susan Sleeman
Silent Night Standoff by Susan SleemanDouble Exposure ….. $4.99 (Love Inspired Suspense Justice Agency mysteries, book #1)
Dead Wrong ….. $4.99 (Love Inspired Suspense Justice Agency mysteries, book #2)
No Way Out ….. $4.99 (Love Inspired Suspense Justice Agency mysteries, book #3)
Thread of Suspicion ….. $4.99 (Love Inspired Suspense Justice Agency mysteries, book #4)
Dark Tide ….. $4.99 (Love Inspired Suspense Justice Agency mysteries, book #5)
Silent Night Standoff ….. $4.99 (Love Inspired Suspense First Responders mysteries, book #1)
Explosive Alliance….. $4.99 (Love Inspired Suspense First Responders mysteries, book #2)
High-Stakes Inheritance ….. $4.99 (Love Inspired Suspense mysteries)
Behind the Badge ….. $4.99 (Love Inspired Suspense mysteries)
The Christmas Witness ….. $4.99 (Love Inspired Suspense mysteries)
Holiday Defenders (w/ Jodie Bailey & Debby Giusti) ….. $4.99 (Love Inspired Suspense mysteries)

Elizabeth Daniels Squire
Who Killed Whats-Her-Name by Elizabeth Daniels SquireWho Killed What’s-Her-Name? ….. $3.99 (Peaches Dann mysteries, book #1)
Remember the Alibi ….. $3.99 (Peaches Dann mysteries, book #2)
Memory Can Be Murder ….. $3.99 (Peaches Dann mysteries, book #3)
Whose Death Is It, Anyway? ….. $3.99 (Peaches Dann mysteries, book #4)
Is There a Dead Man in the House? ….. $3.99 (Peaches Dann mysteries, book #5)
Where There’s a Will ….. $3.99 (Peaches Dann mysteries, book #6)
Forget about Murder ….. $3.99 (Peaches Dann mysteries, book #7)
Kill the Messenger . ….. $3.99

A Cold Day for Murder by Dana StabenowDana Stabenow
A Cold Day for Murder ….. FREE (Kate Shugak mysteries, book #1)
A Fatal Thaw ….. $4.99 (Kate Shugak mysteries, book #2)
Dead in the Water ….. $4.99 (Kate Shugak mysteries, book #3)
Play with Fire ….. $4.99 (Kate Shugak mysteries, book #5)
Fire and Ice ….. FREE (Liam Campbell mysteries, book #1)
So Sure of Death ….. $4.99 (Liam Campbell mysteries, book #2)
Nothing Gold Can Stay ….. $4.99 (Liam Campbell mysteries, book #3)
Better to Rest ….. $4.99 (Liam Campbell mysteries, book #4)
Collected Short Stories ….. $4.99

Indigo as an Iris by Fran StewartFran Stewart
Yellow as Legal Pads ….. $3.99 (Biscuit McKee & Marmalade mysteries, book #2)
Green as a Garden Hose ….. $3.99 (Biscuit McKee & Marmalade mysteries, book #3)
Blue as Blue Jeans ….. $3.99 (Biscuit McKee & Marmalade mysteries, book #4)
Indigo as an Iris ….. $3.99 (Biscuit McKee & Marmalade mysteries, book #5)

Rex Stout
Under the Andes ….. FREE
Over My Dead Body by Rex StoutHer Forbidden Knight ….. $1.99
A Prize for Princes ….. $1.99
The Great Legend ….. $1.99
Under the Andes and Other Works by Rex Stout ….. $1.99
Double for Death ….. $2. 49 (Tecumseh Fox mysteries, book #1)
Over My Dead Body ….. $2.99 (Nero Stout mysteries, book #7)
In the Pulps: 26 Short Stories ….. $0.99

Nancy Jill Thames
Murder in Half Moon Bay ….. FREE (Jillian Bradley mysteries, book #1)
The Ghost Orchid Murder ….. $3.99 (Jillian Bradley mysteries, book #2)
Murder in Half Moon Bay by Nancy Jill ThamesFrom the Clutches of Evil ….. $3.99 (Jillian Bradley mysteries, book #3)
The Mark of Eden ….. $3.99 (Jillian Bradley mysteries, book #4)
Pacific Beach ….. $3.99 (Jillian Bradley mysteries, book #5)
Waiting for Santa ….. $3.99 (Jillian Bradley mysteries, book #6)
The Ruby of Siam ….. $3.99 (Jillian Bradley mysteries, book #7)
The Long Trip Home ….. $3.99 (Jillian Bradley mysteries, book #8)
Murder at Mirror Lake ….. $3.99 (Jillian Bradley mysteries, book #9)
A Cup of Cozy: Short Mysteries & Holiday Recipes ….. FREE
A Cup of Cozy 2: Holiday Mysteries, Menus, and Mirth ….. $2.99
Cozy Food: 128 Cozy Mystery Writers Share Their Favorite Recipes ….. $3.99

Charles Todd
A Matter of Justice by Charles ToddA Matter of Justice ….. $4.99 (Ian Rutledge mysteries, book #11)
The Kidnapping ….. $0.99 (Ian Rutledge mysteries, story)
Cold Comfort ….. $1.99 (Ian Rutledge mysteries, novella
A Duty to the Dead ….. $1.99 (Bess Crawford mysteries, book #1)
The Maharani’s Pearls ….. $0.99 (Bess Crawford mysteries, story)

Lea Wait
Shadows of a Down East Summer by Lea WaitShadows of a Down East Summer ….. $2.99 (Shadows Antique Print mysteries, book #5)
Shadows on a Cape Cod Wedding ….. $4.99 (Shadows Antique Print mysteries, book #6)
Shadows on a Maine Christmas ….. $4.99 (Shadows Antique Print mysteries, book #7)

Livia J. Washburn
Frankly My Dear, I’m Dead ….. $4.30 (Literary Tour mysteries, book #1)
Frankly My Dear, I'm Dead by Livia J. WashburnHuckleberry Finished ….. $4.99 (Literary Tour mysteries, book #2)
For Whom the Funeral Bell Tolls ….. $2.99 (Literary Tour mysteries, book #4)
Wild Night ….. $0.99 (Lucas Hallam mysteries, book #1)
Dead Stick ….. $2.99 (Lucas Hallam mysteries, book #2)
Dog Heavies ….. $2.99 (Lucas Hallam mysteries, book #3)

Patricia Wynn
The Birth of Blue Satan ….. $3.99 (Blue Satan mysteries, book #1)
The Spider’s Touch ….. $3.99 (Blue Satan mysteries, book #2)

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BOXED SETS:

G.K. Chesterton: The Complete Father Brown Mysteries ….. $0.99

A Fatal Four-Pack….. $0.99 (Four Complete Mystery Novels)
Includes:
Murder Passes the Buck by Deb Baker
Murder On the Mind By L. L. Bartlett
Loose Screw by Rae Davies
Still Life with Murder by P.B. Ryan

Killer ConnectionsKiller Confections: 8 Delectable Culinary Cozy Mystery Novels ….. $5.99 (I know it’s over $5.00, but you get 8 full-length mysteries)
Includes:
Cindy Sample, Dying for a Daiquiri: A Laurel McKay Mystery
Connie Shelton, Sweet’s Sweets: A Samantha Sweet Mystery
Pamela DuMond, Cupcakes, Pies, and Hot Guys: A Romantic, Comedic Annie Graceland Mystery
Joanne Pence, Cooking Spirits: An Angie Amalfi Mystery
Tamar Myers, Too Many Crooks Spoil the Broth: An Amish Bed & Breakfast Mystery
Leighann Dobbs, Bake, Battle, and Roll: A Lexy Baker Cozy Mystery
Denise Dietz, Beat Up a Cookie: A Diet Club Mystery
Harper Lin: Ėclair Murder: A Patisserie Mystery

Killer FemmesKiller Femmes ….. $0.99 (5 Irresistible Crime Novels From Around The World)
Includes:
Easy Innocence by Libby Fischer Hellmann
Cross Current by Christine Kling
The Flower Master by Sujata Massey
Killer Instinct by Zoë Sharp
Louisiana Hotshot by Julie Smith

Mirth, Murder & MysteryMirth, Murder & Mystery ….. $0.99 (7 mystery stories)
Includes:
A Cutthroat Business by Jenna Bennett
The Ex Who Wouldn’t Die by Sally Berneathy
A Touch of Ice by L.J. Charles
The Chase by Adrienne Giordano
The Secret Ingredient by Misty Evans
Let Us Prey by Jamie Lee Scott
The Throwbacks by Stephanie Queen

Gemma Halliday: Three To Get Deadly ….. $2.99
Includes:
Spying in High Heels (High Heels Mystery Series, book #1)
Hollywood Scandals (Hollywood Headlines Mystery Series, book #1)
Unbreakable bond (Jamie Bond Mystery Series, book #1)

26 Detective Stories26 Detective Stories: Anthology ….. $0.99
Includes:
The Amateur by Richard Harding Davis
The Nameless Man by Rodriguez Ottolengui
The Countess of Lowndes Square by E.F. Benson
The Blackmailer of Park Lane by E.F. Benson
The Purloined Letter by Edgar Allan Poe
The Black Hand by Arthur B. Reeve
The Biter Bit by Wilkie Collins
Missing: Page Thirteen by Anna Katherine Green
The Rope of Fear by Thomas W. Hanshew
The Montezuma Emerald by Rodrigues Ottolengui
A Singular Abduction by Rodrigues Ottolengui
The Aztec Opal by Rodrigues Ottolengui
The Duplicate Harlequin by Rodrigues Ottolengui
The Pearls of Isis by Rodrigues Ottolengui
A Promissory Note by Rodrigues Ottolengui
The Affair of the Corridor Express by Victor L. Whitechurch
A Warning in Red by Victor L. Whitechurch
The Absence of mr. Glass by Gilbert K. Chesterton
The Kimberley Fugitive by Clifford Ashdown
The Coin of Dionysius by Ernest Bramah
The Knight’s Cross Signal Problem by Ernest Bramah
The Tragedy at Brookbend Cottage Ernest Bramah
The Last Exploit of Harry the Actor Ernest Bramah
The Bunch of Violets Ernest Bramah
Oscar the Detective by Harlan Page Halsey (aka Old Sleuth)
The Ponson by Diamonds by L.T. Meade & Clifford Halifax

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Below is the link that will take you to the page with my previous entries about FREE and cheap Kindle mysteries. I try not to post the same authors who I posted within at least seven or more months.

Free and Cheap Kindle Mystery Books

These Kindle mystery books are cheap now, but make sure to check the current price before buying. I don’t know how long these low prices will be in effect.

How Many Cozy Mysteries Do You Have in Your TBR Pile?

Murder on a Girls' Night Out by Anne GeorgeI know that recently I have mentioned (more than once!) that my husband thinks I have way too many ToBeRead (TBR) Cozies. He is of the mind that I should wait and purchase my next Cozy Mystery right after I finish my current Cozy. (Like that’s going to happen!) It seems that every time I read the monthly recommendations I find at least one new-to-me Cozy author who I simply feel I have to try! And then of course, my favorite authors keep releasing new Cozies…

So, this morning, since I had a doctor’s appointment which I knew would give me lots of time to sit and tally, I decided to finally answer my husband about something he has asked me over and over. I would go through my Kindle and see exactly how many books I have waiting for me to read!

In order to do this, it meant that I would have to go through the  different folders that I have created to keep my books “tidy” >>> another word for an obsessive/compulsive’s need to keep things organized.

The first folder I looked at was my Maybe Books. These are Cozy Mysteries that I have accumulated while gathering book titles for my monthly FREE and cheap lists. Let’s see, I’m embarrassed to admit that I actually had 94 books in that folder! Ninety four mysteries that I had downloaded for FREE. Yep! They weren’t authors who I had ever really wanted to read, but since they were FREE, what did I have to lose?

The reason I use the past tense about those 94 books is that after actually studying the list this morning, I pared it down to seven. That’s right! I deleted 87 FREE mysteries since I knew I had no intention of ever reading any of them. I just “bought” them, ’cause they were FREE. I decided that these authors are probably wonderful mystery authors, but I really had no intention of spending hours/days/weeks with them! I have so many favorite authors who I already follow. Too little time for quality Cozy reading!

Another folder: Funny Classics. Hmmm, if these four books are so funny, why haven’t I ever heard of them (except for the day I decided to download them for FREE!) Out they go!

Keepers. Well, yes, I have to keep those four books. They are, after all, Keepers!

Christmas. Those of you who have been following me for a while know that I absolutely love my holiday Cozies. Those five should almost be in my Keepers folder!

Favorites. I follow lots of Cozy Mystery authors, so it makes sense that I have lots in this folder. When you think of it, you would expect that I would have more than 12 in this folder. However these are not all of my favorite Cozy authors, they are only the next chronological book of 12 of my favorite authors. These books are there so that when I want to pick a book for my next read, I don’t have to scamper around trying to find one.

I then have two folders devoted to (1) Anne George‘s 8 Southern Sisters mysteries and (2) E.F. Benson‘s 6 Lucia books. Both of these folders should probably be in my Keepers folder! I don’t care how many times I read them, I’ll never tire of these books.

I have even more mysteries by my favorite authors which I have divided into two different folders. I also have a folder of Books to Try, which is where I put the Cozies that you all have talked about in your monthly recommendations. I simply can’t resist some of them! I have lots of these Cozies, and try to read about three new-to-me books between one Cozy by one of my favorite authors, with the hopes of finding even more favorite Cozy Mystery authors to follow!

I have 68 Cozies in my TBR pile! When will I possibly find the time to read them all? I had better spend less time at my computer and more time reading!

How about you? Please post a comment and let us know how many Cozy Mysteries you have in your ToBeRead pile  >>> that you know you will read!

Mystery Books that Take Place in Hawaii

Hawaii's HibiscusHere are some Fun Hawaii Facts:

Hawaii is known as the “Aloha State.”
Honolulu is the capital and also the largest city.
State Motto: The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness.
State Flower: Hibiscus
State Animal: Monk Seal
Hawaii is the only state that has a tropical rain forest and also a royal palace (Iolani Palace).

Mystery authors who are found on the Cozy Mystery Site and who feature Hawaii locations in their books:

Donald Bain & “Jessica Fletcher”: Murder, She Wrote Mystery Series – Aloha Betrayed (Maui)

JoAnn Bassett: Island of Aloha Mystery Series

K.K. Beck: Iris Cooper Mystery Series – Peril Under the Palms (Honolulu)

Kathi Daley: Zoey Donovan Mystery Series – Maui Madness

Earl Derr Biggers: Charlie Chan Mystery Series

Carolyn Hart: Henri O Mystery Series – Death in Paradise (Kauai)

Maddy Hunter: Passport to Peril Mystery Series – Hula Done It? (cruise)

Josi S. Kilpack: Culinary Mystery Series – Banana Split (K’auai)

Mai Tai One On by Jill Marie Landis Jill Marie Landis: Tiki Goddess Mystery Series – Em Johnson manages the Tiki Goddess bar on Kauai, Hawaii. A senior dance troupe called the Hula Maidens help Em in her sleuthing.

Sujata Massey: Rei Shimura Mystery Series – Shimura Trouble (Oahu)

 Toby Neal: Lei Crime Mystery Series (not Cozy)

Please feel free to contact me if you see an author from the Cozy Mystery Site who belongs on this list, or if you have any comments.

♦To access more Cozy Mysteries by Theme click on this link.♦

 

Eight Soon to be Released Cozy Mystery Books

I just found some new Cozy Mystery book covers for upcoming Cozy releases, and want to share them with you. I doubt I need to tell you just how beautiful some of them are! (I don’t know why I get so doggone excited about finding new Cozy Mystery book covers, but I still do >>> after almost ten years of having this site!)

A Turn for the Bad by Sheila Connolly Sheila Connolly (aka Sarah Atwell): A Turn for the Bad (This will be the 4th in the County Cork Mystery Series.)
Fat Tuesday Fricassee by J. J. Cook
J.J. Cook (aka Joyce and Jim Lavene & Ellie Grant): Fat Tuesday Fricassee (This will be the 3rd in the Biscuit Bowl Food Truck Mystery Series.)
The Grim Steeper by Amanda Cooper
Amanda Cooper (aka Victoria Hamilton & Donna Lea Simpson): The Grim Steeper (This will be the 3rd in the Teapot Collector Mystery Mystery Series.)
Town in a Cinnamon Toast by B. B. Haywood
B.B. HaywoodTown in a Cinnamon Toast (This will be the 7th in the Candy Holliday Mystery Series.)
Death of a Bad Apple by Penny Pike
Penny Pike (aka Penny Warner): Death of a Bad Apple (This will be the 3rd in the Food Festival Mystery Series.)
A Whisker of Trouble by Sofie Ryan
Sofie Ryan (aka Sofie Kelly): A Whisker of Trouble (This will be the 3rd in the Second Chance Cat Mystery Series.)

 

A Disguise to Die For by Diane Vallere Diane VallereA Disguise to Die For (This will be the 1st in the NEW Costume Shop Mystery Series.)
It's a Wonderful Knife by Christine Wenger Christine WengerIt’s a Wonderful Knife (This will be the 5th in the Comfort Food Mystery Series.) (This is a Christmas themed mystery.)

All of these books are from my Soon to be Released page on the site. If you want to see even more, click on this link to go to my page on the site: Soon to be Released Mysteries page.

Three New Cozy Mystery Series Coming July 2015 – Cathy Ace: WISE Enquiries Agency, Susan Furlong (aka Lucy Arlington): Georgia Peach, Karen MacInerney: Dewberry Farm

Well, it looks like June is going to be a bit “light” on new Cozy Mystery series getting started, but fortunately it appears that we’ll have three new series from established Cozy authors to look forward to in July!

The Case of the Dotty Dowager by Cathy AceFirst up is Cathy Ace, who will be starting her second Cozy Mystery series, the WISE Enquiries Agency Mystery Series, with the introductory novel The Case of the Dotty Dowager. This British mystery set in the scenic Welsh countryside will introduce the four women detectives of the WISE Enquiries Agency, one each of whom is Welsh, Irish, Scottish, and English… thus the acronym WISE.  All four of the women working at WISE have their own reason for needing money, so when Henry Twyst, Duke of Chellingworth, asks the ladies to investigate his aging mother’s questionable claims to have seen a corpse in the dining room, they jump at the chance. Cathy Ace also writes the Cait Morgan Mystery Series, starring plus-size professor and criminal profiler, as well as several anthologies of murder mysteries. (Also, she won the Canadian Bony Blithe Award this year for one of her Cait Morgan mysteries!)

Peaches and Scream by Susan FurlongThe next new Cozy Mystery series will be Susan Furlong‘s Georgia Peach Mystery Series, which will begin with the book Peaches and Scream. When Nola Harper returns home to help run her family’s orchard in the small town of Cays Mill, Georgia, the last thing she expects to be asked to do is solved a murder. Despite this, when a local businessman is found dead in the orchard, she’ll need to help solve the case in order to clear the business (and herself!) of any wrongdoing. Susan Furlong also writes the Pippi O’Brien Mystery Series, starring the online seller of used merchandise, and is the current author of the Novel Idea Mystery Series, starring middle aged ex-journalist and current literary agency internt, Lila Wilkins.

MacInerneyFinally, Karen MacInerney will be releasing Killer Jam, the first in her new Dewberry Farm Mystery Series. Houston reporter Lucy Resnick is done with fast-paced city life >>>  she’s ready to retire to a more quiet countryside living, and has cashed in her early retirement to buy her grandmother’s farm in Buttercup, Texas. Unfortunately, when a local oil executive who hoped to buy out the farm and replace it with an oil derrick turns up dead, Lucy will be the most obvious suspect, forcing her to get to the bottom of the murder to help clear her name and keep the family business open! Karen MacInerney also writes the Gray Whale Inn Mystery Series, starring Natalie Barnes, the owner of a small bed and breakfast.

If you would like to see what some of our Cozy Mystery authors have in store for us, in regards to NEW Cozy Mystery series, click on this link to go to my New Cozy Mystery Book Series page on the site.

July 2015 Mystery Book New Releases

Lord of the Wings by Donna AndrewsThe following Mystery Books will be released in July 2015:

Allyson K. Abbott (aka Annelise Ryan): In the Drink (This will be the 3rd in the Mack’s Bar Mystery Series.)

Cathy Ace: The Case of the Dotty Dowager (This will be the 1st in the NEW WISE Enquiries Agency Mystery Series.)

Donna Andrews: Lord of the Wings (This will be the 19th in the Meg Langslow Mystery Series.) (Actually, August 4)

Christy Barritt: Dust and Obey (This will be the 10th in the Squeaky Clean Mystery Series.)

Juliet Blackwell (aka Hailey Lind): Spellcasting in Silk (This will be the 7th in the Witchcraft Mystery Series.)

Stephen Booth: The Murder Road (This will be the 16th in the Cooper & Fry Mystery Series.)

Simon Brett: Blotto, Twinks and the Heir to the Tsar (This will be the 6th in the Blotto and Twinks Mystery Series.)

Leslie Budewitz: Butter Off Dead (This will be the 3rd in the Food Lovers’ Village Mystery Series.)

Lucy Burdette (aka Roberta Isleib): Fatal Reservations (This will be the 6th in the Key West Food Critic Mystery Series.)

Ellen Byerrum: The Dollhouse in the Crawlspace (This will be a non-Cozy Stand-Alone novel.)

Dorothy Cannell: Death at Dovecote Hatch (This will be the 2nd in the Florence Norris Mystery Series.)

Bailey Cates (aka Cricket McRae): Magic and Macaroons (This will be the 5th in the Magical Bakery Mystery Series.)

Mary Higgins Clark: Death Wears a Beauty Mask and Other Stories (This is a collection of mystery stories.)

Kathi Daley: Much Ado About Felines (This will be the 4th in the Whales and Tails Mystery Series.)

Kathi Daley: The Relic (This will be the 3rd in the Seacliff High Mystery Series for young adults.) (This is a Thanksgiving themed mystery.)

Lindsey Davis: Deadly Election (This will be the 3rd in the Flavia Albia Mystery Series.)

Lesley A. Diehl: A Sporting Murder (This will be the 3rd in the Eve Appel Mystery Series.)

Kate Ellis: Walking by Night (This will be the 5th in the Joe Plantagenet Mystery Series.)

Shelley Freydont: Trawling for Trouble (This will be a novella in the Celebration Bay Mystery Series.)

Susan Furlong (aka Lucy Arlington): Peaches and Scream (This will be the 1st in the NEW Georgia Peach Mystery Series.)

Ann Granger: Dead In the Water (This will be the 4th in the Campbell and Carter Mystery Series.) (This is a Christmas themed mystery.)

Victoria Hamilton (aka Amanda Cooper): Death of an English Muffin (This will be the 3rd in the Merry Muffin Mystery Series.)

Betty Hechtman: Wound Up In Murder (This will be the 3rd in the Yarn Retreat Mystery Series.)

Julie Hyzy: Grace Cries Uncle (This will be the 6th in the Manor House Mystery Series.)

J.A. Jance: Dance of the Bones  (This will be the 22nd in the J.P. Beaumont Mystery Series and the 5th in the Walker Mystery Series.)

Tonya Kappes: A Charming Fatality (This will be the 7th in the Magical Cures Mystery Series.)

Jonathan Kellerman: The Right Thing to Do (This will be a prequel short story to The Murderer’s Daughter.)

Diane Kelly: Upholding the Paw (This will be a Paw Enforcement Mystery Series novella.)

Victoria Laurie: Sense of Deception (This will be the 13th in the Psychic Eye Mystery Series.)

Joyce and Jim Lavene (aka J.J. Cook & Ellie Grant): Fatal Fairies (This will be the 8th in the Renaissance Faire Mystery Series.)

Anna Loan-Wilsey: A Deceptive Homecoming (This will be the 4th in the Hattie Darvish Mystery Series.)

Virginia Lowell: Dead Men Don’t Eat Cookies (This will be the 6th in the Cookie Cutter Shop Mystery Series.)

Karen MacInerney: Killer Jam (This will be the 1st in the NEW Dewberry Farm Mystery Series.)

Jennifer McAndrews: Death Under Glass (This will be the 2nd in the Stained-Glass Mystery Series.)

Susan McBride: Say Yes to the Death (This will be the 6th in the Debutante Dropout Mystery Series.)

Catriona McPherson: Dandy Gilver & the Unpleasantness in the Ballroom (This will be the 9th in the Dandy Gilver Mystery Series.)

Terrie Farley Moran: Caught Read-Handed (This will be the 2nd in the Read ‘Em and Eat Mystery Series.)

Marcia Muller: Someone Always Knows (This will be the 32nd in the Sharon McCone Mystery Series.)

Sara Paretsky: Brush Back (This will be the 17th in the V.I. Warshawski Mystery Series.)

Kate Parker: The Royal Assassin (This will be the 3rd in the Victorian Bookshop Mystery Series.)

James Patterson & Chris Grabenstein: Lights Out (This will be the 7th in the Daniel X Series for teens.)

Thomas Perry: The Book of the Lion (This will be a Stand-Alone novella.)

Spencer Quinn (aka Peter Abrahams): Scents and Sensibility (This will be the 7th in the Chet and Bernie Mystery Series.)

Hannah Reed (aka Deb Baker): Hooked on Ewe (This will be the 2nd in the Scottish Highlands Mystery Series.)

David Rosenfelt: Who Let the Dog Out? (This will be the 13th in the Andy Carpenter Mystery Series.)

Alexander McCall Smith: The Novel Habits of Happiness (This will be the 10th in the Isobel Dalhousie Series. This is not a mystery.)

Karen Rose Smith: Drape Expectations (This will be the 4th in the Caprice De Luca Mystery Series.)

Marcia Talley: Daughter of Ashes (This will be the 14th in the Hannah Ives Mystery Series.)

Aimée & David Thurlo: Looking Through Darkness (This will be a Stand Alone or New Series mystery.)

Peter Tremayne: The Devil’s Seal (This will be the 25th in the Sister Fidelma Mystery Series.)

Christine Wenger: Macaroni and Freeze (This will be the 4th in the Comfort Food Mystery Series.)

Lauren Willig: The Other Daughter (This will be a Stand Alone novel.)

Here are this month’s releases: June  2015 Mystery Book New Releases.

If you would like to see lots and lots of Cozy Mystery books that are scheduled to be released, please click on this link to go to the Soon to be Released Mysteries page on the site.

(These are the mysteries by authors who are currently on the Cozy Mystery site.)

Cozy Mystery Book Recommendations – May 2015

Checked Out by Elaine VietsThis month has been pretty hectic for me so I feel like my Cozy Mystery reading sort of was put on a type of semi hold. Also, I ventured out of my Cozy Mystery realm, and tried a few non mysteries. I am currently back to my Cozies, and am reading one of my favorite Cozy authors right now.

How about you? Did you find a particularly good Cozy Mystery this month? Was it the type of Cozy that stands way out from the other Cozies you have read this month? If you did find a Cozy Mystery that good, would you please write a comment and tell us why you think this book is so much better than the rest of the Cozy Mysteries you read during May 2015? The rest of us would love to hear about it! Let’s face it, we’re all looking for a great Cozy Mystery read!

And, since some of you have read several Cozies this month that you think are terrific, would you please put the one you liked the very best at the top of your list? That way the rest of us will know that you think that Cozy is particularly greeeeeaaaaat!

As usual, please do not tell us about the Cozy Mysteries you read this month that you did not like.

What really good Cozy Mystery book did you read during May 2015 that you know the rest of us would enjoy reading, and why did you enjoy it?

Here are the current recommended authors who some of you have read and recommended this past month:

Lucy Arlington: Novel Idea Mystery Series

Heather Blake (aka Heather Webber): Magical Potions Mystery Series

Simon Brett: Mrs. Pargeter Mystery Series

Rita Mae Brown: Mrs. Murphy Mystery Series

Anne Canadeo (aka Katherine Spencer): Black Sheep Knitting Mystery Series

Janet Cantrell (aka Kaye George): Fat Cat Mystery Series

Kate Carlisle: Bibliophile Mystery Mystery Series

Laura Childs: Tea Shop Mystery Series

Hy Conrad: Mr. Monk Mystery Series

Ellen Crosby: Sophie Medina Mystery Series

Krista Davis: Domestic Diva Mystery Series

Peter Dickinson: Princess Louise Mystery Series (King and Joker, book #1)

Elizabeth J. Duncan: Penny Brannigan Mystery Series

Sally Goldenbaum: Seaside Knitters Mystery Series

Rebecca M. Hale: Cats and Curios Mystery Series

Victoria Hamilton (aka Amanda Cooper & Donna Lea Simpson): Vintage Kitchen Mystery Series

Charlaine Harris: Aurora Teagarden Mystery Series

Joan Hess: Claire Malloy Mystery Series

Sue Ann Jaffarian: Ghost of Granny Apples Mystery Series

Craig Johnson: Wait for Signs (12 Longmire stories in the Longmire Mystery Series)

Alex A. King: Kat Mafris Greek Mafia Mystery Series (Disorganized Crime, book #1)

Kylie Logan (aka Miranda Bliss & Casey Daniels): Murder at the orient express

G.A. McKevett: Savannah Reid Mystery Series

Max McCoy: Ophelia Wylde Paranormal Mystery Series (Of Grave Concern, book #1)

Staci McLaughlin: Blossom Valley Series

Liz Mugavero (aka Cate Conte): Pawsitively Organic Mystery Series

Meg Muldoon: Christmas River Mystery Series (Murder in Christmas River, book #1)

Jeanne Quigley: Veronica Walsh Mystery Series (All Things Murder, book #1)

Kathy Reichs: Temperance Brennen Mystery Series

Barbara Ross: Maine Clambake Mystery Series

Alexander McCall Smith: No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Mystery Series

Lea Wait: Mainely Needlepoint Mystery Series

[If you click on the author’s name (blue) link, it will take you to his/her page on the Cozy Mystery site. The pages have all of the authors’ books listed chronologically.]

I encourage all of you to read the comments below, since it’s a great way to “hear” about Cozies that stand out from the crowd.

♦To access more Cozy Mystery Books Recommendations, click on this link♦

P.S. I usually respond to all of the comments on the Cozy Mystery blog, but I don’t respond to the comments on these monthly recommendation entries because they speak for themselves!

Upcoming Television Mystery Movies for June 2015

The Drowning Pool with Paul Newman & Joanne WoodwardVacation time is here! For some of us that means spending our days outside, enjoying the fun nature has to offer. For others, it means cranking up the air conditioning and staying inside while avoiding 100° days. Either way, most of us have time to take a break to enjoy a few mystery movies that have shown on TV.

For those of you who missed some of the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channel’s new mystery movies (Joanne Fluke’s Murder, She Baked: A Chocolate Chip Cookie Mystery, Peter King’s Gourmet Detective or Charlaine Harris’ A Bone to Pick: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery), you’ll get your chance to watch them during June. Also, there will be a McBride mystery movies marathon as well as a Murder, She Wrote marathon.

Over on the Turner Classic Movies channel, they will be showing Laura and The Letter, two really good movies. Also, if you want to see a really creepy Robert Wagner, way before his Jonathan Hart days, A Kiss before Dying should fill the bill! And as usual, I couldn’t help including a few movies that aren’t mysteries, but are so good I had to mention them: Jezebel and the three Father’s Day movies. I think all four of these movies are terrific!

***** ***** ***** *****

June 2015 Turner Classic Movies Channel Mystery Movies (Central time zone):

***** ***** ***** *****

Monday – June 1, 2015

(***These first four June 2015 movies star Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. I love seeing them act together and you may, too! The first three are not mysteries.***)

7:00 PM
The Long Hot Summer (1958)
A drifter with a past brings a wealthy family’s problems to a head.
Dir: Martin Ritt Cast:  Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Tony Franciosa.
C-117 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

9:15 PM
Rally Round the Flag, Boys! (1958)
The arrival of an Army missile base shatters the peaceful life of a suburban town.
Dir: Leo McCarey Cast:  Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Joan Collins.
C-107 mins, Letterbox Format

11:15 PM
From the Terrace (1960)
A financial wizard is tempted to sacrifice his career for an affair.
Dir: Mark Robson Cast:  Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Myrna Loy.
C-149 mins

***** ***** ***** *****

Tuesday – June 2, 2015

5:30 AM
The Drowning Pool (1975)
A private eye’s investigation of an anonymous letter leads to murder.
Dir: Stuart Rosenberg Cast:  Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Tony Franciosa.
C-108 mins, Letterbox Format

***** ***** ***** *****

Thursday – June 4, 2015

1:00 AM
The Killers (1946)
An insurance investigator uncovers a string of crimes when he tries to find a murdered boxer’s beneficiary.
Dir: Robert Siodmak Cast:  Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, Edmond O’Brien.
BW-102 mins, CC

(***The next eight movies are Bulldog Drummond mysteries. I haven’t seen them yet and am hoping they aren’t too dated.***)

7:00 PM
Bulldog Drummond Escapes (1937)
Captain Drummond becomes a prisoner when he intents to protect a beautiful heiress of an espionage organization.
Dir: James Hogan Cast:  Ray Milland, Sir Guy Standing, Heather Angel.
BW-67 mins

8:15 PM
Bulldog Drummond at Bay (1947)
When thieves rob his country estate, Bulldog Drummond’s investigation uncovers a deadly jewel heist.
Dir: Sidney Salkow Cast:  Anita Louise, Pat O’Moore, Terry Kilburn.
BW-70 mins

9:45 PM
Bulldog Drummond Comes Back (1937)
An old enemy kidnaps Bulldog Drummond¿s fiancée.
Dir: Louis King Cast:  John Barrymore, John Howard, Louise Campbell.
BW-58 mins

11:00 PM
Bulldog Drummond’s Revenge (1937)
Captain Drummond travels to Switzerland in order to marry his girlfriend but the disappearance of a dangerous cargo of explosives makes him delay his plans.
Dir: Louis King Cast:  John Barrymore, John Howard, Louise Campbell.
BW-57 mins

***** ***** ***** *****

Friday – June 5, 2015

12:15 AM
Bulldog Drummond’s Peril (1938)
Bulldog Drummond hunts down an assassin after a priceless diamond.
Dir: James Hogan Cast: John Barrymore, John Howard, Louise Campbel .
BW-66 mins

1:30 AM
Bulldog Drummond in Africa (1938)
Drummond, his girlfriend and his butler try to free an high post of Scotland Yard who has been kidnapped.
Dir: Louis King Cast:  John Howard, Heather Angel, H. B. Warner.
BW-58 mins

2:45 AM
Bulldog Drummond’s Secret Police (1939)
Bulldog Drummond discovers the house he¿s rented for his wedding hides a secret treasure.
Dir: James Hogan Cast:  John Howard, Heather Angel, H. B. Warner.
BW-56 mins

4:00 AM
Bulldog Drummond’s Bride (1939)
Bulldog Drummond postpones his wedding to track down a band of bank robbers.
Dir: James Hogan Cast:  John Howard, Heather Angel, H. B. Warner.
BW-56 mins

5:00 AM
M (1931)
The mob sets out to catch a child killer whose crimes are attracting too much police attention.
Dir: Fritz Lang Cast:  Peter Lorre, Otto Wernicke, Gustav Grundgens.
BW-109 mins

The Letter with Bette Davis8:45 AM
The Letter (1940)
A woman claims to have killed in self-defense, until a blackmailer turns up with incriminating evidence.
Dir: William Wyler Cast:  Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, James Stephenson.
BW-95 mins, CC

10:30 AM
Stranger on the Third Floor (1940)
A newspaperman serves as key witness in a circumstantial murder case.
Dir: Boris Ingster Cast:  Peter Lorre, John McGuire, Margaret Tallichet.
BW-64 mins, CC

1:30 PM
The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Hard-boiled detective Sam Spade gets caught up in the murderous search for a priceless statue.
Dir: John Huston Cast:  Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys George.
BW-100 mins, CC

9:15 PM
Woman on the Run (1950)
A woman searches for her husband, who ran off after witnessing a mob hit.
Dir: Norman Foster Cast:  Ann Sheridan, Dennis O’Keefe, Robert Keith.
BW-77 mins

10:45 PM
Dark Passage (1947)
A man falsely accused of his wife’s murder escapes to search for the real killer.
Dir: Delmer Daves Cast:  Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Bruce Bennett.
BW-106 mins, CC

***** ***** ***** *****

Saturday – June 6, 2015

12:45 AM
Born to Kill (1947)
A murderer marries a young innocent then goes after her more experienced sister.
Dir: Robert Wise Cast:  Claire Trevor, Lawrence Tierney, Walter Slezak.
BW-92 mins, CC

2:30 AM
L.A. Confidential (1997)
Detectives clash while investigating political corruption.
Dir: Curtis Hanson Cast:  Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Kim Basinger.
C-138 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

3:15 PM
The Big Heat (1953)
A police detective whose wife was killed by the mob teams with a scarred gangster’s moll to bring down a powerful gangster.
Dir: Fritz Lang Cast:  Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame, Jocelyn Brando.
BW-90 mins, CC

***** ***** ***** *****

Sunday – June 7, 2015

5:00 AM
The Runaway Bride (1930)
A criminal gang goes after the jewels their dying leader stashed in a woman’s handbag.
Dir: Donald Crisp Cast:  Mary Astor, Lloyd Hughes, David Newell.
BW-66 mins

6:15 AM
For the Defense (1930)
An attorney, who specializes in springing criminals out of prison, is faced with a moral dilemma when his girlfriend drunkenly kills a pedestrian with her car and another man takes the blame.
Dir: John Cromwell Cast:  William Powell, Kay Francis, Scott Kolk.
BW-63 mins, CC

***** ***** ***** *****

Monday – June 8, 2015

7:15 AM
The Smiling Ghost (1941)
A newswoman investigates a haunted house.
Dir: Lewis Seiler Cast:  Wayne Morris, Brenda Marshall, Alexis Smith.
BW-71 mins, CC
(***I’m not sure if this is a mystery or not.***)

4:00 PM
Conflict (1945)
A man murders his wife so he can be free to marry her sister.
Dir: Curtis Bernhardt Cast:  Humphrey Bogart, Alexis Smith, Sydney Greenstreet.
BW-86 mins, CC

11:30 PM
Saboteur (1942)
A young man accused of sabotage goes on the lam to prove his innocence.
Dir: Alfred Hitchcock Cast:  Priscilla Lane, Robert Cummings, Otto Kruger.
BW-109 mins, CC

***** ***** ***** *****

Tuesday – June 9, 2015

5:15 AM
Jezebel (1938)
A tempestuous Southern belle’s willfulness threatens to destroy all who care for her.
Dir: William Wyler Cast:  Bette Davis, Henry Fonda, George Brent.
BW-104 mins, CC
(***Bette Davis, Henry Fonda, and George Brent! Terrific Gone with the Wind type of movie. Not a mystery.)

***** ***** ***** *****

Thursday – June 11, 2015

5:45 AM
Mr. Arkadin (1955)
A private eye investigates a millionaire’s mysterious past before a murderer can get to the witnesses.
Dir: Orson Welles Cast:  Orson Welles, Robert Arden, Paola Mori.
BW-106 mins

3:45 PM
The Happy Thieves (1962)
A worldly art thief gets mixed up with murder.
Dir: George Marshall Cast:  Rex Harrison, Rita Hayworth, Joseph Wiseman.
C-89 mins, Letterbox Format

***** ***** ***** *****

Friday – June 12, 2015

6:30 AM
Laura (1944)
A police detective falls in love with the woman whose murder he’s investigating.
Dir: Otto Preminger Cast:  Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb.
BW-88 mins, CC

Murder, My Sweet with Dick Powell, Anne Shirley, & Claire Trevor9:30 AM
Murder, My Sweet (1944)
Detective Philip Marlowe’s search for a two-timing woman leads him to blackmail and murder.
Dir: Edward Dmytryk Cast:  Dick Powell, Claire Trevor, Anne Shirley.
BW-95 mins, CC

11:15 AM
Danger Signal (1945)
A man suspected of murder charms a secretary into helping him.
Dir: Robert Florey Cast:  Faye Emerson, Zachary Scott, Dick Erdman.
BW-78 mins, CC

12:45 PM
Detour (1945)
A hitchhiker takes on a dead man’s identity only to face blackmail by an unscrupulous woman.
Dir: Edgar G. Ulmer Cast:  Tom Neal, Ann Savage, Claudia Drake.
BW-68 mins, CC

4:00 PM
Deadline at Dawn (1946)
An aspiring actress risks her life to clear a sailor charged with murder.
Dir: Harold Clurman Cast:  Susan Hayward, Paul Lukas, Bill Williams.
BW-83 mins, CC

5:30 PM
Johnny Angel (1946)
A sailor sets out to solve his father’s murder.
Dir: Edwin L. Marin Cast: George Raft, Claire Trevor, Signe Hasso.
BW-79 mins, CC

***** ***** ***** *****

Saturday – June 13, 2015

2:30 AM
Night Moves (1975)
An L.A. private detective puts aside his own marital woes while tracing a topless nymphet to the Florida Keys.
Dir: Arthur Penn Cast:  Gene Hackman, Jennifer Warren, Edward Binns.
C-100 mins

4:15 PM
Ice Station Zebra (1968)
A sub commander on a perilous mission must ferret out a Soviet agent on his ship.
Dir: John Sturges Cast:  Rock Hudson, Ernest Borgnine, Patrick McGoohan.
C-152 mins, CC

7:00 PM
Bullitt (1968)
When mobsters kill the witness he was assigned to protect, a dedicated policeman investigates the case on his own.
Dir: Peter Yates Cast:  Steve McQueen, Robert Vaughn, Jacqueline Bisset.
C-114 mins, CC

***** ***** ***** *****

Sunday – June 14, 2015

1:15 PM
A Kiss Before Dying (1956)
A college student tries to get rich quick by wooing two wealthy sisters.
Dir: Gerd Oswald Cast:  Robert Wagner, Jeffrey Hunter, Virginia Leith.
C-95 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

***** ***** ***** *****

Monday – June 15, 2015

11:00 AM
The Fallen Idol (1948)
A neglected child thinks the servant he idolizes has committed murder.
Dir: Carol Reed Cast:  Ralph Richardson, Michele Morgan, Bobby Henrey.
BW-95 mins, CC

3:15 PM
One Way Pendulum (1964)
An eccentric family gets mixed up in an imaginary murder trial.
Dir: Peter Yates Cast:  Eric Sykes, George Cole, Julia Foster.
BW-84 mins, Letterbox Format

***** ***** ***** *****

Friday – June 19, 2015

10:30 AM
The Big Sleep (1946)
Private eye Philip Marlowe investigates a society girl’s involvement in the murder of a pornographer.
Dir: Howard Hawks Cast:  Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, John Ridgely.
BW-114 mins, CC

12:30 PM
The Killers (1946)
An insurance investigator uncovers a string of crimes when he tries to find a murdered boxer’s beneficiary.
Dir: Robert Siodmak Cast:  Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, Edmond O’Brien.
BW-102 mins, CC

4:00 PM
Nocturne (1946)
A police detective refuses to believe a composer’s death was suicide.
Dir: Edwin L. Marin Cast:  George Raft, Lynn Bari, Virginia Huston.
BW-87 mins, CC

5:30 PM
Crossfire (1947)
A crusading district attorney investigates the murder of a Jewish man.
Dir: Edward Dmytryk Cast:  Robert Young, Robert Mitchum, Robert Ryan.
BW-86 mins, CC

8:45 PM
Mystery Street (1950)
Criminal pathologists try to crack a case with nothing but the victim’s bones to go on.
Dir: John Sturges Cast:  Ricardo Montalban, Sally Forrest, Bruce Bennett.
BW-93 mins, CC

***** ***** ***** *****

Saturday – June 20, 2015

12:15 AM
The People Against O’Hara (1951)
A defense attorney jeopardizes his career to save his client.
Dir: John Sturges Cast:  Spencer Tracy, Pat O’Brien, Diana Lynn.
BW-102 mins, CC

2:15 AM
Get Carter (1971)
A small-time gangster searches for the truth behind his brother’s death.
Dir: Mike Hodges Cast: Michael Caine, Ian Hendry, Britt Ekland.
C-112 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

***** ***** ***** *****

Sunday – June 21, 2015

(***I think these three movies are terrific movies to enjoy on Father’s Day! They are not mysteries.***)

1:15 PM
Father of the Bride (1950)
A doting father faces mountains of bills and endless trials when his daughter marries.
Dir: Vincente Minnelli Cast:  Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett, Elizabeth Taylor.
BW-93 mins, CC

3:00 PM
Father’s Little Dividend (1951)
In this sequel to Father of the Bride, a doting father faces a series of comic trials when his daughter has her first child.
Dir: Vincente Minnelli Cast:  Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett, Elizabeth Taylor.
BW-81 mins, CC

4:45 PM
Life with Father (1947)
A straitlaced turn-of-the-century father presides over a family of boys and the mother who really rules the roost.
Dir: Michael Curtiz Cast:  William Powell, Irene Dunne, Elizabeth Taylor.
C-118 mins, CC

11:15 PM
Sherlock Holmes (1922)
In this silent film, Sherlock Holmes faces off against Professor Moriarty.
Dir: Albert Parker Cast:  John Barrymore, Roland Young, Carol Dempster.
BW-86 mins
(***I’m not crazy about silent films. John Barrymore back in 1922!)

***** ***** ***** *****

I Confess with Montgomery Clift & Anne BaxterTuesday – June 23, 2015

2:00 PM
I Confess (1953)
A priest suspected of murder can only clear himself by violating the sanctity of the confessional.
Dir: Alfred Hitchcock Cast:  Montgomery Clift, Anne Baxter, Karl Malden.
BW-95 mins, CC

8:45 PM
The Last of Sheila (1973)
A game of murder among wealthy vacationers turns into the real thing.
Dir: Herbert Ross Cast:  James Coburn, Raquel Welch, Dyan Cannon.
C-119 mins, Letterbox Format

***** ***** ***** *****

Friday – June 26, 2015

5:00 AM
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
Illicit lovers plot to kill the woman’s older husband.
Dir: Tay Garnett Cast:  Lana Turner, John Garfield, Cecil Kellaway.
BW-113 mins, CC

7:00 AM
They Won’t Believe Me (1947)
A faithless husband is charged with a murder he didn’t commit.
Dir: Irving Pichel Cast:  Susan Hayward, Robert Young, Jane Greer.
BW-80 mins, CC

8:45 AM
The Woman on the Beach (1947)
A coast guardsman begins to think his mistress’s blind husband can really see.
Dir: Jean Renoir Cast:  Joan Bennett, Robert Ryan, Charles Bickford.
BW-71 mins, CC

10:00 AM
Lady in the Lake (1947)
Philip Marlowe searches for a missing woman in this mystery shot entirely from the detective’s viewpoint.
Dir: Robert Montgomery Cast:  Robert Montgomery, Audrey Totter, Lloyd Nolan.
BW-103 mins, CC

12:00 PM
Out of the Past (1947)
A private eye becomes the dupe of a homicidal moll.
Dir: Jacques Tourneur Cast:  Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, Kirk Douglas.
BW-97 mins, CC

7:00 PM
The Mask of Dimitrios (1944)
A meek novelist investigates the mysterious death of a notorious scoundrel.
Dir: Jean Negulesco Cast:  Sydney Greenstreet, Zachary Scott, Faye Emerson.
BW-96 mins, CC

10:30 PM
The Stranger (1946)
A small-town schoolteacher suspects her new husband may be an escaped Nazi war criminal.
Dir: Orson Welles Cast:  Edward G. Robinson, Loretta Young, Orson Welles.
BW-95 mins, CC

***** ***** ***** *****

Saturday – June 27, 2015

12:15 AM
The Third Man (1949)
A man’s investigation of a friend’s death uncovers corruption in post-World War II Vienna.
Dir: Carol Reed Cast:  Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Orson Welles.
BW-104 mins, CC

7:00 PM
The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)
A man remains young and handsome while his portrait shows the ravages of age and sin.
Dir: Albert Lewin Cast:  George Sanders, Hurd Hatfield, Donna Reed, Angela Lansbury.
BW-110 mins, CC

***** ***** ***** *****

Sunday – June 28, 2015

1:00 PM
Dial M for Murder (1954)
A straying husband frames his wife for the murder of the man he’d hired to kill her.
Dir: Alfred Hitchcock Cast:  Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings.
C-105 mins, CC

5:15 PM
The Gazebo (1960)
A suburban couple tries to cope with a murder victim whose body refuses to stay put.
Dir: George Marshall Cast:  Glenn Ford, Debbie Reynolds, Carl Reiner.
BW-102 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

***** ***** ***** *****

(All of the above TCM descriptions were copied from the TCM site.)

***** ***** ***** ***** ***** *****

June 2015 Hallmark Movies & Mystery Channel Mystery Movies (Central time zone):

***** ***** ***** *****

Monday – June 1, 2015

6:00 AM
Columbo: Dagger of the Mind
Columbo is in London to learn about new methods of investigation used by Scotland Yard when he smells something fishy in what appears to be an accidental death of a famed producer. Stars Peter Falk.

8:00 AM
Perry Mason: The Case of the Defiant Daughter
Perry Mason travels to Las Vegas to investigate a deadly blackmailing scheme. Two men are dead and a third stands accused of their murders. A mischievous 13 year old begs Perry to help her father whose been falsely accused, but not without getting herself into trouble.
Stars Raymond Burr.

10:00 AM
Perry Mason: The Case of the Wicked Wives
While Perry is away in Washington, fellow lawyer Anthony Caruso covers his practice and defends a woman accused of murdering her ex-husband. Stars Paul Sorvino.

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Diagnosis Murder marathon

***** ***** ***** *****

Tuesday – June 2, 2015

6:00 AM
Columbo: Any Old Port in a Storm
Lt. Columbo investigates the killing of a winemaker whose covetous brother stands to inherit the family vineyard. Stars Peter Falk.

10:00 AM
Mary and Rhoda
Mary Richards and Rhoda Morgenstern find themselves alone after the death of Mary’s husband and Rhoda’s divorce. Both have relocated to New York City and try to jumpstart their dormant careers and reconnect with their daughters. Stars Mary Tyler Moore and Valerie Harper.
(***Not a mystery, but it might be fun to catch up with Mary and Rhoda.***)

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Diagnosis Murder marathon

***** ***** ***** *****

Columbo: The Complete First SeasonWednesday – June 3, 2015

6:00 AM
Columbo: Candidate for Crime
Campaign manager Harry Stone manufactures a story that Senatorial candidate, Nelson Hayward, is the target of a murder plot to gain votes in the coming election. Believing that his campaign manager knows too much, Hayward seizes the opportunity to commit a murder of his own: killing Harry Stone. Making it look as if Hayward himself was the intended victim, the Senatorial candidate looks to get away with murder until Columbo hits the campaign trail to catch the killer. Stars Peter Falk.

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Diagnosis Murder marathon

***** ***** ***** *****

Thursday – June 4, 2015

6:00 AM
Columbo: Swan Song
A popular folk singer’s plane has crashed. Two passengers have died, and one has escaped with minor injuries. Columbo is called to determine whether the crash was merely an accident or rather, a twisted plot to murder the passengers. Stars Peter Falk.

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Diagnosis Murder marathon

***** ***** ***** *****

Friday – June 5, 2015

6:00 AM
Columbo: A Friend in Deed
After killing his wife, Hugh Caldwell asks for help from his best friend Mark Halperin, the Deputy Police Commissioner of the LAPD. Mark makes the murder look like a robbery gone wrong, but the price of his assistance is more than Hugh bargained for. Stars Peter Falk.

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Diagnosis Murder marathon

***** ***** ***** *****

Sunday – June 7, 2015

8:00 AM – 11:59 PM
Matlock marathon

***** ***** ***** *****

Monday – June 8, 2015

6:00 AM
Columbo: Exercise in Fatality
After Milo tries to steal money from his own company company, his business partner learns of the plan a tries to figure out what to do. Gene turns up dead, the victim of an “accident,” and no one ever suspected Milo, especially since he has a perfect alibi for the time of the death. Columbo comes to investigate the accident and begins to see through Milo’s fit exterior. Stars Peter Falk.

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Diagnosis Murder marathon

4:00 PM
Jesse Stone: No Remorse
Police Chief Jesse Stone, who was suspended by the Paradise, Mass. Town Council, begins moonlighting for his friend, State Homicide Commander Healy, by investigating a series of murders in Boston, leaving Rose and Suitcase to handle a crime spree in Paradise on their own. Jesse pours his energy into his work in an effort to push away his twin demons: booze and women. When his investigation leads to notorious mob boss Gino Fish, Jesse’s pursuit becomes hazardous. Stars Tom Selleck, Kathy Baker and Kohl Sudduth.

6:00 PM
Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost
After his involuntary retirement, Jesse Stone investigates the suspicious death of a young friend while the Paradise police force deals with the arrogant new chief, who is the son-in-law of a town councilman. Stars Tom Selleck, Kathy Baker and Kohl Sudduth.

8:00 PM
Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt
When a shocking double homicide rocks the quiet town of Paradise, Jesse Stone is forced out of retirement. With his police department nearly emptied of staff, he has to rely on his expert intuition to sort through a maze of misleading clues as he attempts to unravel the
mysterious murders. Stars Tom Selleck, Kathy Baker and Kohl Sudduth.

***** ***** ***** *****

Tuesday – June 9, 2015

6:00 AM
Columbo: Negative Reaction
A famous photographer, tired of his wife’s antics, has her abducted and murdered. Despite his feeling that the plan works perfectly, Lt. Columbo has a strange feeling that Paul isn’t quite as innocent as he appears. Stars Peter Falk.

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Diagnosis Murder marathon

6:00 PM
Undercover Bridesmaid
Tanya, a highly-trained security guard who lost her zest for romance after being left at the altar, takes an assignment where she poses as a bridesmaid for a woman who has been receiving death threats before her wedding day. While undercover, Tanya not only solves the mystery, but she is finally able to put the past behind her and give love a second chance. Stars Brooke Burns, Nicole Paggi, and Gregory Harrison.

8:00 PM
Gourmet Detective
A chef turned culinary sleuth is partnered with a beautiful detective to unravel the clues surrounding the unexpected death of a guest at a prestigious dinner party. Stars Dylan Neal, Brooke Burns and Matthew Kevin Anderson.

***** ***** ***** *****

Wednesday – June 10, 2015

6:00 AM
Columbo: By Dawn’s Early Light
A proud Commandant of a military academy is incensed that William Haynes, the owner of the property, wants to turn it into a co-ed college. Los Angeles Police Department’s Lt. Columbo comes to the academy to investigate Haynes’ death and instantly suspects that
Rumford had something to do with the explosion, which Columbo believes was not accidental. Stars Peter Falk.

8:00 AM
Gourmet Detective
A chef turned culinary sleuth is partnered with a beautiful detective to unravel the clues surrounding the unexpected death of a guest at a prestigious dinner party. Stars Dylan Neal, Brooke Burns and Matthew Kevin Anderson.

Diagnosis Murder: The Complete First Season12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Diagnosis Murder marathon

4:00 PM
Lies Between Friends
When art restorer Joss Jenner joins her old college friends for a weekend reunion, old jealousies and deeply buried secrets lead to murder. Devastated by the loss, Joss is unable to rest until she figures out who is responsible for the crime. Stars Gabrielle Anwar and Craig Sheffer.

6:00 PM
Along Came a Nanny
Detective Mike Logan takes on a special undercover assignment as a nanny when a quiet, upscale neighborhood is turned upside down by a string of robberies. When the mystery begins to unravel, new relationships are threatened as he struggles to protect his secret identity and solve a difficult case. Stars Sarah Lancaster and Cameron Mathison.

8:00 PM
Garage Sale Mystery: The Deadly Room
Jennifer’s real-estate agent pal dies while trying to negate rumors about a home she’s selling. The police believe there was no foul play, but Jennifer suspects that her friend was killed after she researches other deaths that occurred in the same room. Stars Lori Loughlin, Steve Bacic, Sarah Strange and Kevin O’Grady.

***** ***** ***** *****

Thursday – June 11, 2015

6:00 AM
Columbo: Troubled Waters
A vacationing Columbo investigates the death of a performer while on a cruise ship. Stars Peter Falk and Robert Vaughn.

8:00 AM
Along Came a Nanny
Detective Mike Logan takes on a special undercover assignment as a nanny when a quiet, upscale neighborhood is turned upside down by a string of robberies. When the mystery begins to unravel, new relationships are threatened as he struggles to protect his secret identity and solve a difficult case. Stars Sarah Lancaster and Cameron Mathison.

10:00 AM
Garage Sale Mystery: The Deadly Room
Jennifer’s real-estate agent pal dies while trying to negate rumors about a home she’s selling. The police believe there was no foul play, but Jennifer suspects that her friend was killed after she researches other deaths that occurred in the same room. Stars Lori Loughlin, Steve Bacic, Sarah Strange and Kevin O’Grady.

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Diagnosis Murder marathon

6:00 PM
Wedding Planner Mystery
A young wedding planner is framed for a crime and struggles to clear her name as she learns that love does not always arrive in a pretty package. Stars Erica Durance, Andrew Walker and Brandon Beemer.

8:00 PM
A Bone to Pick: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery
Librarian Aurora Teagarden is known around her small town as a master sleuth. When her friend Jane unexpectedly dies and leaves Aurora everything in her will, she also leaves a troubling murder mystery. It is up to Aurora to piece together the clues and solve the murder before she becomes the next victim. Stars Candace Cameron Bure, Marilu Henner and Alexa Doig.

***** ***** ***** *****

Friday – June 12, 2015

6:00 AM
Columbo: Forgotten Lady
Columbo investigates the alleged suicide of a famous actress’ husband. Stars Peter Falk and Janet Leigh.

8:00 AM
Wedding Planner Mystery
A young wedding planner is framed for a crime and struggles to clear her name as she learns that love does not always arrive in a pretty package. Stars Erica Durance, Andrew Walker and Brandon Beemer.

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Diagnosis Murder marathon

4:00 PM
A Bone to Pick: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery
Librarian Aurora Teagarden is known around her small town as a master sleuth. When her friend Jane unexpectedly dies and leaves Aurora everything in her will, she also leaves a troubling murder mystery. It is up to Aurora to piece together the clues and solve the murder before she becomes the next victim. Stars Candace Cameron Bure, Marilu Henner and Alexa Doig.

8:00 PM
Murder, She Baked: A Chocolate Chip Cookie Mystery
Free spirited cookie baker Hannah Swensen jumps in to help a handsome new detective track down the culprit and uncover the mystery surrounding the death of her friend and local milk delivery man. Stars Alison Sweeney, Cameron Mathison and Barbara Niven.

***** ***** ***** *****

Murder, She Wrote: The Complete First SeasonSaturday – June 13, 2015

6:00 AM – 11:59 PM
Murder, She Wrote marathon

***** ***** ***** *****

Sunday – June 14, 2015

8:00 AM
McBride: The Chameleon Murder
As a favor to a friend, defense attorney McBride takes on a client accused of murdering a woman. When McBride and his partner Phil investigate the deceased, they discover she had many identities and with each new life she was leading the list of suspects grows larger. Stars John Larroquette, Marta Dubois, Matt Lutz.

10:00 AM
McBride: Murder Past Midnight
Ex-cop turned defense attorney, Jim McBride takes on a new and very beautiful client accused of murdering her husband. Stars John Larroquette, Marta Dubois, and Matt Lutz.

12:00 PM
McBride: It’s Murder, Madam
An actress, furious that she has been duped into working at an escort service, goes to confront her boss about the situation. She is shocked when she discovers her boss’s dead body and is later arrested for the murder. Defense attorney McBride takes on the case to
prove Marilyn is innocent. Stars John Larroquette, Marta Dubois, Matt Lutz.

2:00 PM
McBride: The Doctor is Out…Really Out
When therapist George Prescott is murdered, investigator Jim McBride is summoned to questions the doctor’s biggest head cases, including vindictive lovers, jealous colleagues, and vengeful rivals. Stars John Larroquette, Marta Dubois,and Matt Lutz.

4:00 PM
McBride: Tune In For Murder
McBride’s case involves two larger than life radio stars who host the highly successful morning show “Ron and Bob.” But when Ron is murdered and all the evidence points to Bob, McBride and Phil begin investigating and what they turn up are a lot of unanswered
questions. Stars John Larroquette, Marta Dubois, and Matt Lutz.

6:00 PM
McBride: Anybody Here Murder Marty?
When Tracy, an aspiring singer breaks up with her longtime boyfriend Joe on the set of a popular talk show, everyone assumes it’s nothing more than tv tabloid hijinks. But when the talk show host turns up dead, all evidence points to Joe. McBride must take center stage and clear his client of murder. Stars John Larroquette, Marta Dubois, and Matt Lutz.

8:00 PM
McBride: Fallen Idol
McBride and Phil represent a young man accused of murdering a famous and success lawyer, who is also McBride’s mentor. Stars John Larroquette, Marta DuBois, and Matt Lutz.

10:00 PM
McBride: Semper Fi
On a quiet street, in a seemingly ordinary home, a horrific crime has occurred, and a fireman and former marine medic is accused of killing his wife and daughters. Stars John Larroquette, Marta Dubois, and Matt Lutz.

***** ***** ***** *****

Monday – June 15, 2015

6:00 AM
Columbo: Identity Crisis
Lieutenant Columbo investigates a dark secret and a secret group after a man is murdered. Stars Peter Falk and Patrick McGoohan.

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Diagnosis Murder marathon

***** ***** ***** *****

Tuesday – June 16, 2015

6:00 AM
Columbo: Now You See Him
Lt. Columbo investigates an expert magician who is hiding the murder of his employer. Stars Peter Falk.

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Diagnosis Murder marathon

***** ***** ***** *****

Wednesday – June 17, 2015

6:00 AM
Columbo: Last Salute to the Commodore
Lieutenant Columbo investigates the disappearance of an old navy Commodore who vanishes at sea. Stars Peter Falk.

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Diagnosis Murder marathon

***** ***** ***** *****

Thursday – June 18, 2015

6:00 AM
Columbo: Make Me a Perfect Murder
Columbo unravels the murder of a television network executive and his seemingly innocent assistant. Stars Peter Falk.

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Diagnosis Murder marathon

***** ***** ***** *****

Friday – June 19, 2015

6:00 AM
Columbo: The Conspirators
A terrorist posing as a wealthy philanthropist, befriends Columbo thinking that he will be safe from investigation. Stars Peter Falk.

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Diagnosis Murder marathon

***** ***** ***** *****

Sunday – June 21, 2015

Columbo marathon

8:00 AM
Columbo: A Stitch in Crime
A nurse is murdered when she discovers a doctors secret about performing unecessary procedures on unknowing patients. Stars Peter Falk.

9:30 AM
Columbo: The Most Dangerous Match
Chess grandmaster Emmett Clayton’s title, not to mention his ego, are threatened when an ex-girlfriend convinces retired Soviet player Tomlin Dudek to challenge him. He plots to murder his erstwhile rival before the match can take place. His only obstacle to unquestioned domination of chess: a police lieutenant who knows all the right moves to put Clayton behind bars.

11:00 AM
Columbo: Double Shock
A flamboyant television chef and his feuding brother, a conservative banker, both equally disapprove of their wealthy uncle Clifford’s impending marriage to a much younger woman. Stars Peter Falk.

12:30 PM
Columbo: Lovely But Lethal
Viveca Scott, the founder of Beauty Mark Cosmetics, is being threatened by her rival David Lang. Upon learning that her revolutionary cream formula actually removes wrinkles, he has the formula pirated with the help of Viveca’s ex-boyfriend, Karl Lessing. When Viveca kills Karl in a fit of rage, only Lieutenant Columbo has the mental acumen to see through the beauty to the truth.

2:00 PM
Columbo: Double Exposure
Dr. Bart Keppel has a very high opinion of himself, but, notwithstanding his opinion, he is being fired by Vic Norris. So he decides to plan a murder, a perfect alibi for himself and evidence against the victim’s wife.

3:30 PM
Columbo: Publish or Perish
Riley Greenleaf is a publisher and Alan Mallory is his principal asset, a successful writer. But Alan Mallory has decided to change publisher. Riley then threatens to kill him and hires Eddie Kane, a veteran from Vietnam, to murder Alan and to leave evidence that the killer is Riley himself who has an excellent alibi.

5:00 PM
Columbo: Mind Over Mayhem
Rather than let his son be exposed for a fraud, a scientist carefully plans a murder to look like a burglary gone wrong. Lt. Columbo comes up with his own brand of the scientific method to catch the killer and solve the mystery. Stars Peter Falk.

6:30 PM
Columbo: Playback
An electronics expert plans the perfect murder, complete with a closed-circuit television alibi. Columbo must work even harder with his old school ways and low tech probing to catch the killer. Stars Peter Falk.

8:00 PM
Columbo: A Deadly State of Mind
When a psychiatrist and his patient get caught by a jealous husband, the doctor turns to murder. An unlikely story of a botched robbery is no match for the famous Columbo. Stars Peter Falk and George Hamilton.

9:30 PM
Columbo: A Case of Immunity
Columbo has to solve a crime at the embassy of a middle-east nation. Between the difficulties of a distant culture and diplomatic immunity, Columbo has his hands full. Stars Peter Falk and Hector Elizondo.

***** ***** ***** *****

Monday – June 22, 2015

6:00 AM
Columbo: Columbo Goes to the Guillotine
An egocentric psychic murders his old mentor, a magician charged to expose him as fraud, by beheading him while he’s rehearsing his guillotine trick.

12:00 – 4:00 PM
Diagnosis Murder marathon

4:00 PM
Hart to Hart: Old Friends Never Die
Jonathan and Jennifer travel to publisher Alfred Raines’ private island for a party at which Raines is hoping to sign Jennifer to a writing contract. When Jennifer overhears someone plotting to murder a man during the weekend, she and Jonathan set out to discover who’s trying to kill who and almost get themselves killed in the process. Stars Robert Wagner, Stefanie Powers and Lionel Stander.

***** ***** ***** *****

Tuesday – June 23, 2015

6:00 AM
Columbo: Murder, Smoke and Shadows
An egocentric wunderkind director murders a childhood friend who threatens to expose his negligent complicity in the death of his sister years earlier.

12:00 – 4:00 PM
Diagnosis Murder marathon

4:00 PM
Hart to Hart: Secrets of the Hart
At a Hart Industries charity auction, Jennifer finds a locket that could hold the key to unlocking Jonathan’s early years spent at the Mission Street Orphanage and the family he never knew. Stars Robert Wagner, Stefanie Powers and Lionel Stander.

***** ***** ***** *****

Wednesday – June 24, 2015

6:00 AM
Columbo: Sex and the Married Detective
When a successful sex therapist with a best selling book and a hit TV show is crushed to learn her business partner/lover is cheating on her, she plots appropriate revenge.

12:00 – 4:00 PM
Diagnosis Murder marathon

4:00 PM
Hart to Hart: Two Harts in 3/4 Time
Grief-stricken Jonathan and Jennifer travel to Montreal for the reading of Max’s will. A special gift from Max to the Harts holds the key to murder, intrigue, and suicide. Stars Robert Wagner, Stefanie Powers and Joan Collins.

***** ***** ***** *****

Thursday – June 25, 2015

6:00 AM
Columbo: Grand Deceptions
After the head of a private paramilitary think tank who is embezzling funds murders a blackmailer, he has to match wits with the persistent Lieutenant Columbo.

12:00 – 4:00 PM
Diagnosis Murder marathon

4:00 PM
Hart to Hart: Harts in High Season
The Harts travel to Australia to purchase a wildlife reserve from Jennifer’s former love interest. Believing that Jonathan stole Jennifer from him years before, Elliott Manning plots to frame Jonathan for his murder and take back his beloved Jennifer. Stars Robert Wagner, Stefanie Powers and James Brolin.

***** ***** ***** *****

Friday – June 26, 2015

6:00 AM
Columbo: Murder, a Self Portrait
Columbo investigates the apparent drowning of a famous painters first wife.

8:00 AM
Hart to Hart: Harts in High Season
The Harts travel to Australia to purchase a wildlife reserve from Jennifer’s former love interest. Believing that Jonathan stole Jennifer from him years before, Elliott Manning plots to frame Jonathan for his murder and take back his beloved Jennifer. Stars Robert Wagner, Stefanie Powers and James Brolin.

12:00 – 4:00 PM
Diagnosis Murder marathon

4:00 PM
Hart to Hart: Till Death Do Us Hart
Munich is the setting of yet another Hart Anniversary except this time Jennifer takes on a whole new personality. She’s there to save a young boy’s life, who knew she’d have to save her own too. Stars Robert Wagner, Stefanie Powers and George Hamilton.

***** ***** ***** *****

Saturday – June 27, 2015

8:00 AM – 11:59 PM
Hart to Hart marathon

***** ***** ***** *****

Sunday – June 28, 2015

8:00 AM
My Gal Sunday
A newlywed couple must prove their crime-solving prowess when their politically-tied parents are taken hostage by a vengeful kidnapper looking for justice for the wrongful murder conviction of his brother. Based on the book by Mary Higgins Clark. Stars Jack Wagner, Cameron Mathison and Rachel Blanchard.

10:00 AM
Wedding Planner Mystery
A young wedding planner is framed for a crime and struggles to clear her name as she learns that love does not always arrive in a pretty package. Stars Erica Durance, Andrew Walker and Brandon Beemer.

12:00 PM
Along Came a Nanny
Detective Mike Logan takes on a special undercover assignment as a nanny when a quiet, upscale neighborhood is turned upside down by a string of robberies. When the mystery begins to unravel, new relationships are threatened as he struggles to protect his secret identity and solve a difficult case. Stars Sarah Lancaster and Cameron Mathison.

2:00 PM
Gourmet Detective
A chef turned culinary sleuth is partnered with a beautiful detective to unravel the clues surrounding the unexpected death of a guest at a prestigious dinner party. Stars Dylan Neal, Brooke Burns and Matthew Kevin Anderson.

4:00 PM
Garage Sale Mystery: The Deadly Room
Jennifer’s real-estate agent pal dies while trying to negate rumors about a home she’s selling. The police believe there was no foul play, but Jennifer suspects that her friend was killed after she researches other deaths that occurred in the same room. Stars Lori Loughlin, Steve Bacic, Sarah Strange and Kevin O’Grady.

6:00 PM
Murder, She Baked: A Chocolate Chip Cookie Mystery
Free spirited cookie baker Hannah Swensen jumps in to help a handsome new detective track down the culprit and uncover the mystery surrounding the death of her friend and local milk delivery man. Stars Alison Sweeney, Cameron Mathison and Barbara Niven.

8:00 PM
A Bone to Pick: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery
Librarian Aurora Teagarden is known around her small town as a master sleuth. When her friend Jane unexpectedly dies and leaves Aurora everything in her will, she also leaves a troubling murder mystery. It is up to Aurora to piece together the clues and solve the murder before she becomes the next victim. Stars Candace Cameron Bure, Marilu Henner and Alexa Doig.

10:00 PM
My Gal Sunday
A newlywed couple must prove their crime-solving prowess when their politically-tied parents are taken hostage by a vengeful kidnapper looking for justice for the wrongful murder conviction of his brother. Based on the book by Mary Higgins Clark. Stars Jack Wagner, Cameron Mathison and Rachel Blanchard.

***** ***** ***** *****

Monday – June 29, 2015

6:00 AM
Columbo: Columbo Cries Wolf
When the business-savvy publisher of a “Playboy”-type men’s magazine wants to sell her stock to a Rupert Murdoch-like media tycoon, she apparently disappears on a London-bound flight.

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Diagnosis Murder marathon

***** ***** ***** *****

Tuesday – June 30, 2015

6:00 AM
Columbo: Agenda for Murder
This time Columbo is put on a murder that was made to look like a suicide. However, he notices some loose ends, and asks a lawyer and a governor to clear these problems up.

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Diagnosis Murder marathon

Laura with Gene Tierney & Dana Andrews***** ***** ***** *****

(All of the above Hallmark Movies & Mysteries descriptions were copied from the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries site.)

***** ***** ***** ***** ***** *****

If you know of any other TV mystery movies that will air during June, please post a comment for the rest of us to see.

Also, since I am posting the June 2015 a few days early, here is the May 2015 schedule so you can see what’s airing during the rest of May:

Upcoming Television Mystery Movies for May 2015

I have a page on my site that has lots of links to entries I have written about movies and television shows you might enjoy. Here is the link to that page:

Cozy Mystery List TV and Movie Section

I hope you find lots of movies and shows you enjoy!

Soon to be Released Mysteries Page Has Been Updated!

Stiff Competition by Annelise Ryan (aka Allyson K. Abbott)Hi to ALL of you! I hope you had terrific three-day weekends! We had a typical Memorial Day lunch. My husband grilled hamburgers, I fixed the corn on the cob and cole slaw, and there were plenty of left-overs. Our son had dinner with us, so we enjoyed the day immensely.

In between fixing and then cleaning up after our dinner, I worked on my Soon to be Released Mysteries page. I added something like fifty new titles of Cozy (and a few not-so-Cozy!) Mystery books that will be released in the (near) future. Dandelion Dead by Chrystle Fiedler

I was excited to see that some of our favorite Cozy Mystery authors have Cozies that they are getting ready to publish. I was also happy to see that a few new mystery series are on the horizon.

Anyway, in case you are interested, you can check out all of the new titles from authors on my Soon to be Released Mysteries page by just clicking on this link:

Soon to be Released Mysteries page on Cozy Mystery site.

I think you might be as excited/happy as I am about what we have in store for us!

Have a Good Memorial Day

Memorial DayHave a good Memorial Day! I hope all of you are taking it easy and enjoying the three-day weekend >>> perhaps remembering people you know (and have known) who devoted their lives so that we can live in this great country. Also, pausing a moment to think of all Americans who ensured (and still ensure!) that we could live in this wonderful country where we sometimes take our freedom for granted.

Thank you to ALL Veterans!

Not Reading a Cozy Mystery? Then What?

ReadingI don’t know if I should admit this, but I am not reading a Cozy Mystery right now. Yes, it’s true, every once in a while I leave my favorite Cozies to read something different. It doesn’t happen all that often, but I have to say that it does happen.

A while ago I mentioned a book that I was reading that is still very much in my mind. This is a book that I strongly recommend to everyone: The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom. It is a book that depicts the strength and positive outlook of a woman who endured much suffering. It is a book that may perhaps leave you feeling humbled. Terrific book!

Another type of book that entices me away from my Cozies is true crime. Ann Rule is one of my favorite true crime authors. She does extensive research before writing her true crime books, and she makes them read like fiction. I find myself having to remind myself that these are true stories of terrible events that truly did happen.

But right now I am reading a book that might surprise you. I am reading (and enjoying!) Nancy Zieman‘s Seams Unlikely, and I don’t sew! (Other than re-attaching buttons and fixing small seams that have come apart.)

I have mentioned before how much I miss crafting shows like the Carol Duvall Show. I absolutely loved that show! (I guess it would be more accurate if I said I loved, loved, loved that show!) Since I couldn’t find anything to take Carol’s place, I started watching Sewing with Nancy. While the show doesn’t feature crafting, and since I don’t sew, I will admit that the most interesting part of the show is the last ten-minute segment, when Nancy highlights a sewing project that benefits others. I love these segments. I usually don’t watch the ending credits, but for some reason, I did this week. And I’m glad I did. I saw that Nancy Zieman has written her autobiography, and I started reading it that very same day. Her spirit is as positive as the segment that she features in her show highlighting beneficial sewing projects from all around the world.

This got me thinking: It might be interesting to us to see what other Cozy Mystery readers read when they aren’t reading a terrific Cozy… So, I ask you this:

When you aren’t reading a Cozy Mystery, with what type of book are you most likely spending your time? Please post a comment to let us know. Thank you!

Bony Blithe Awards – “Best Canadian Light Mystery”

The Corpse with the Platinum Hair by Cathy AceWe’ll soon be finding out who the winner will be for the Bony Blithe Awards. When I visited their website, I found out that the Bony Blithe awards are the Canadian awards for “light mysteries”. All of the nominated authors have to be Canadian citizens, or at least residents of Canada >>> permanent residents, that is! Young Adult and Noir mystery authors are not included in the nominations. They liken their Bony Blithe Awards to our Agatha Awards, which as I have said many times, are the Coziest of the mystery awards. Apparently these awards used to be presented at the Bloody Words Banquet, but are now being presented at the Bony Blithe Bash.

Congratulations to all of the nominees of this year, and all nominees and winners from the previous years!

2015
The Corpse with the Platinum Hair by Cathy Ace (Winner)
Many Unpleasant Returns by Judith Alguire
Seeing the Light by E.C. Bell
Night of the Living Thread by Janet Bolin
The Resurrection of Mary Mabel McTavish by Allan Stratton

2014
Framed for Murder by Cathy Spencer (Winner)
Thread and Buried by Janet Bolin
Gold Web by Vicki Delany
Never Laugh as a Hearse Goes By by Elizabeth J. Duncan
Miss Montreal by Howard Shrier

2013
A Small Hill to Die On by Elizabeth J. Duncan (Winner)
Threaded for Trouble by Janet Bolin
Food for the Gods by Karen Dudley
A Private Man by Chris Laing
Blood Bath & Beyond by Michelle Rowen
The Mastersinger from Minsk by Morley Torgov

2012
Cheat the Hangman by Gloria Ferris
Dire Threads by Janet Bolin
A Red Herring without Mustard by Alan Bradley
The Busy Woman’s Guide to Murder by Mary Jane Maffini
Champagne for Buzzards by Phyllis Smallman

To see more mystery awards, just click on this link to go to my Cozy Mystery site’s Mystery Awards page.

P.S. I just posted the winner of the 2015 Bony Blithe award on this entry, since they just announced that Cathy Ace won! Congratulations, Cathy!