Blooming with Murder


Blooming with Murder (A Sierra Pines B&B Mystery)
by Kathryn Long

About Blooming With Murder

Blooming with Murder (A Sierra Pines B&B Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Setting – California
Camel Press (March 14, 2023)
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 220 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1684920671
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1684920679
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0B6YB1ZL9

Spring is blooming in Sierra Pines, and everyone’s busy preparing for the annual Spring Fling Festival. Ali Winston takes her B&B guests for a tour, and their first stop is the face painting booth. Local school board president, Melvin Renville, is there to honor a bet he lost to the student body by having his face painted. However, things turn tragic when he has an allergic reaction and ends up dead. No one is more surprised than Ali’s best friend and art teacher, Lyla Lane, when it’s discovered her face paint contains peanut oil, an ingredient Renville was highly allergic to. Lyla insists she’d never use store bought paint, only homemade, because in teaching elementary school, she’s aware many kids have food allergies.

Ali suspects someone wanted Renville dead and cleverly framed Lyla for the crime. The question is who had motive and the opportunity to pull off such a daring deed? Of course, rumors spread and fingers point at Lyla when word gets out that Renville had notified her, merely hours before his death, that the art program and her job would be cut next year. Talk about a motive to kill. With Sheriff Sterling painting Lyla as his prime suspect, Ali is determined to help her friend by discovering the true killer and to keep spring blooming in Sierra Pines.

About Kathryn Long

Kathryn Long is a native Ohioan who spends her days plotting murder and writing mysteries. She’s a member of Sisters in Crime as well as of International Thriller Writers. She’s actively involved in the writing and publishing worlds and stays up to date on her social media platforms. Kathryn lives with her husband and furry friend Max in the quiet suburbs of Green, Ohio. The B&B series also includes Boarding with Murder and Snowed Under Murder. Inspiration for the storyline comes from her classic movie obsession, particularly Arsenic and Old Lace, and her love for Cary Grant. Kathryn also writes the PAINT BY MURDER mystery series under the name Bailee Abbott.

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  1. Sounds like a book I will enjoy reading.

  2. I like having a school board member as a character!

  3. Sounds like a great book and series! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  6. This sounds like a fun series with cute covers.


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