Hello, Cozy Readers! This year has been a fascinating one for looking up: first the total eclipse in April, and then the recent northern lights in May. I wasn’t able to see anything here in cloudy Dallas. But, as a radio geek, I did follow along in radio groups, where people posted pictures and discussed how the solar storms affected what they could hear, particularly from far-distant stations.

After thinking about the sky so much recently, I’m now focusing on coming back Down to Earth! (Okay, I’m a writer, I love word play, haha, couldn’t help myself!) I’m excited to announce the upcoming release date for the follow-up novel to Venus Rising. The second in the Daw County Sisters Mysteries series will be out September 9th. I’ll have links and a cover reveal soon, so stay tuned! And yes, this one has plenty for the radio fan crowd!

Did you catch the northern lights? I’d love to hear about it!

Sending cozy wishes for great reads,
Tammy D. Walker

While you’re waiting for Down to Earth, why not find out more about these titles:

Grace in Hollywood: A Grace Michelle Mystery by Kari Bovee

imageAll that glitters… is sometimes blood. With her golden ticket buried in the ground, can she save a wrongly accused teen from the gallows?

Hollywood, 1924. Promoted to lead costume designer of a star-studded film, Grace Michelle should be on top of the world. But between the demands of her job, her sister’s recent death, and the troubled teenaged girl she’s fostering, she’s struggling to please everyone and still keep a smile on her face. And when a Tinseltown shindig turns deadly, Grace is horrified to discover her young charge unconscious alongside the director’s grisly corpse.

Determined to prove the girl’s innocence, Grace’s own haunted past fills her sleep with prophetic nightmares. And no sooner has she sought clarity from a medium than a second body lands the scared teenager in the slammer.

Can Grace turn the camera on the real culprit before another victim ends up on the cutting room floor?

Murder at the Summer Solstice Sleuthfest: A Ginny Jomes Alaskan Cozy Mystery
by Bebe Steiner

imageMeet Moose Peak, Alaska’s retired elementary school teacher, Ginny Jomes. That’s Jomes with an “M”. Book club maven, owner of a faithful miniature dachshund … and mystery solver.

Step into the charming town of Moose Peak, Alaska, and meet the witty and determined Ginny Jomes, a retired elementary school teacher turned silver-haired amateur sleuth. With her trusty miniature dachshund by her side and her best friends, the Moose Peak Mavens, Ginny is ready to start life again after being recently widowed.

On the opening morning of the annual Summer Solstice Sleuthfest writing convention a dead body is found in the Moose Peak Mountain Lodge’s new eco-tram. When fellow Maven and lodge owner Donna Matthews becomes the prime suspect, Ginny knows she has to save Donna. With the help of her book club – the Moose Peak Mavens, a talented writer with a murky past attending the conference and her trust mini dachshund, Ginny sets out to find the real killer. But will she become his next target?


Peril at Peacock Perch: A Seniors Cozy Mystery by Suzanne Rudd Hamilton

imageA murder in Peacock Perch points suspicion to one of their own

A murder case falls into the laps of the Secret Senior Sleuths Society leading the trail of clues to within the community for suspects, including one of its own. Madame Sleuth compiles an elite team from the senior detectives to follow the gossip and social media posts in the neighborhood to reveal potential clues, along with a combination of good old-fashioned sleuthing and technology-based investigation. With the high stakes of murder so close to their paradise home, can this group of senior citizens use their wits and lifetime experience and knowledge to crack the case and find the perpetrator no matter who it is?