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By Teresa Trent

Welcome to Books to the Ceiling! This podcast includes an excerpt and a discussion of a new book (mostly mysteries) each week and is the author podcast of Teresa Trent.
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Books to the CeilingFeb 17, 2023

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A Flicker of a Doubt

A Flicker of a Doubt

With a theater foundation tea and an art show planned at Violet Vickers’s estate, Courtney is hired to create charming fairy gardens for the event. It’s not so charming, however, when her best friend Meaghan’s ex-boyfriend turns out to be Violet’s latest artistic protégé. Even worse, not long after Meaghan locks horns with him, his body is found in her yard, bludgeoned with an objet d’murder. There’s a gallery of suspects, from an unstable former flame to an arts and crafts teacher with a sketchy past. But when the cops focus on Meaghan’s business partner, who’s like a protective older brother to her, and discover he also has a secret financial motive, Courtney decides to draw her own conclusions. Fearing they’re missing the forest for the trees, and with some help from Fiona the sleuthing fairy, she hopes to make them see the light . . . A Flicker of a Doubt is available at these online retailers: Amazon Barnes and Noble Kobo Bookshop Music Credits Music from #Uppbeat Daybreak https://uppbeat.io/t/justin-lee/daybreak License code: WSSO40EWPF4OA5QT Hey Ho https://uppbeat.io/t/northwestern/hey-ho License code: S59ZBZ4FQGT0N305
Mar 24, 202318:47
If I Had a Hammer

If I Had a Hammer

A new job, a brutal murder, and Camelot has ended. In 1963, Dot Morgan’s life was changed forever. She witnessed the assassination of John F Kennedy through the lens of her boxy Kodak Instamatic camera, bringing traumatic aftereffects of the brutality that happened as they stood on the parade route in Dallas. She starts her first real secretarial job with a boss who has no sympathy for her trauma. When Dot’s only work friend has a mysterious accident at a demolition site, she digs around on her own only to find very little love between two brothers and no one hammering out justice to find a murderer. The suspects are all around Dot and as she tries to sift through their motives, her cousin Ellie is going through PTSD on her own, losing interest in work, and her fiancé all the while quoting some of JFK’s finest speeches. With so much change in her world, can Dot still tell the difference between good and evil? If I Had a Hammer is available on Amazon Music from #Uppbeat  Daybreak https://uppbeat.io/t/justin-lee/daybreak License code: WSSO40EWPF4OA5QT Hey-Ho https://uppbeat.io/t/northwestern/hey-ho License code: S59ZBZ4FQGT0N305 Want to read Book One- The Twist and Shout Murder?  Go here!
Mar 17, 202310:54
Fact and Fiction

Fact and Fiction

As the leaves begin to change colors and the weather starts turning cooler in the historic city in the heart of Western Maryland, Parker City Police Detectives Ben Winters and Tommy Mason are called to Saint Paul’s where the recently installed Father Roland Taylor, who has become very popular in the community, has been found dead in his office at the church. By all appearances it seems to be a tragic case of a break-in gone wrong. Only twenty-four hours later, the detectives find themselves at the home of the city’s well-known morning radio show DJ, Morning Mike Moran, who also seems to have been the victim of a robbery gone wrong. Coincidence? Pick up a copy of Fact and Fiction at Amazon    Music Credits: Music from #Uppbeat : Truth in the Stones https://uppbeat.io/t/kevin-macleod/truth-in-the-stones License code: F5ICGZV2FVCUCC2C Hey-Ho https://uppbeat.io/t/northwestern/hey-ho License code: S59ZBZ4FQGT0N305 Are you enjoying Books to the Ceiling? Subscribe! Visit Books to the Ceiling Online
Mar 10, 202311:54
Neighbors to Die For

Neighbors to Die For

Like Books to the Ceiling? Hit the subscribe button! Refereeing homeowner association spats over acceptable mulch color was never part of Kylee Kane’s post-Coast Guard retirement plans. The irate combatants are trying the security consultant’s patience when gunfire erupts and a SWAT team swarms in. How did they arrive before any possible report of an active shooter? Two days later, Kylee discovers a ghost boat. Not a soul onboard. Among the missing—presidents of HOAs managed by her employer. Are the incidents linked? As Kylee chips away at shift-the-blame deceptions, the ruthless killer expands his hit list to include not only Kylee but everyone she loves. Will it be Kylee’s last Thanksgiving? You can pick up your copy of Neighbors to Die For Here! Music Credits Music from #Uppbeat : Funny Toys https://uppbeat.io/t/giulio-fazio/funny-toys License code: GCGJS6OVPVWR9I2S In the Deep Sea https://uppbeat.io/t/hartzmann/in-the-deep-sea License code: 9UZXFN6GJ73YFEY Hey Ho https://uppbeat.io/t/northwestern/hey-ho License code: S59ZBZ4FQGT0N305 Visit Books to the Ceiling Online
Mar 03, 202311:23
A Killer Unleashed

A Killer Unleashed

When a client’s dog turns up missing and her husband turns up dead, Low Country dog walker Andi Grace Scott will have to rely on dogged determination to track down a killer . . .  When a frantic client calls, worried about her dog, Andi Grace is happy to drop by the woman’s home and check in on her beloved pet. She’s initially concerned when she discovers the dog’s not in the house, but she’s out-and-out shocked to discover that the woman’s husband is—strangled to death in his office chair. On top of that, she soon finds a ransom note demanding a hefty sum for the dog’s safe return. Andi Grace knows better than to meddle in a murder investigation, but there’s no way she’s going to let a dognapper get away with it. Where to pick up your copy of A Killer Unleashed! http://bit.ly/3jbGX8u  A Killer Unleashed Paperback B&N https://bit.ly/3DbZVmb   Nook https://bit.ly/3XxPSAc  Rakuten https://amzn.to/3GY3M7H Amazon Kindle https://bit.ly/3jbGX8u  Nook https://amzn.to/3JqtpRs  Paperback Amazon Music Credits: Music from #Uppbeat: Silver Flame https://uppbeat.io/t/kevin-macleod/silver-flame License code: QEWIABF8BHJ9MWXR Hey-Ho https://uppbeat.io/t/northwestern/hey-ho License code: S59ZBZ4FQGT0N305 Visit Books to the Ceiling Online
Feb 24, 202309:59
10-33 Assist PC

10-33 Assist PC

10-33 Assist PC tells the story of an ambitious young cop with a knack for following hunches on the verge of cracking an international prostitution ring. With only days left before their pimps shuttle the underaged girls out of the country, D/C Mike O’Shea pushes his team into overdrive. Hours later, with too little information, sleep, or luck, the unthinkable happens. And now, the chase is personal. You can find 10-33 Assist PC at these online retailers:  Amazon        Barnes & Noble Music Credits: Music from #Uppbeat: https://uppbeat.io/t/kevin-macleod/covert-affair License code: S2OTVPRSMZBY4LPZ https://uppbeat.io/t/northwestern/hey-ho License code: S59ZBZ4FQGT0N305
Feb 17, 202311:04
The Twist and Shout Murder

The Twist and Shout Murder

In 1962, Dot Morgan was told the best thing she could do besides being a nurse or teacher was to learn to type. While attending secretarial school, she decides to rub elbows with an elite ladies' club to help her father with a struggling campaign for city council. Instead of getting the help she sought, Dot is thrown into a world of adultery, deceit, and murder when one of the town's sons is found dead. Time to put that 45 on the record player and bring out your best dance moves in The Twist and Shout Murder. The Twist and Shout Murder is available at these online Retailers:  Amazon Barnes and Noble Kobo Music Credits: Music from #Uppbeat (: https://uppbeat.io/t/kevin-macleod/firmament License code: J9GWRKEHPTVI9EVW https://uppbeat.io/t/kevin-macleod/backbay-lounge License code: MSV9NDXSFOFLQPIT https://uppbeat.io/t/northwestern/hey-ho License code: S59ZBZ4FQGT0N305
Feb 10, 202313:42
The Greenleaf Murders

The Greenleaf Murders

Young architect Wren Fontaine lands her dream job: restoring Greenleaf House, New York's finest Gilded-Age mansion, to its glory days. But old homes have old secrets: Stephen Greenleaf—heir to what’s left of his family’s legacy—refuses to reveal what his plans are once the renovation is completed. And still living in a corner of the home is Stephen's 90-year-old Aunt Agnes who's lost in the past, brooding over a long-forgotten scandal while watching Wren with mistrust. Wren's job becomes more complex when a shady developer who was trying to acquire Greenleaf House is found murdered. And after breaking into a sealed attic, Wren finds a skeleton stuffed in a trunk. She soon realizes the two deaths, a century apart, are strangely related. Meanwhile, a distraction of a different kind appears in the form of her client's niece, the beautiful and seductive Hadley Vanderwerf. As Wren gingerly approaches a romance, she finds that Hadley has her own secrets. Then a third murder occurs, and the introverted architect is forced to think about people, and about how ill-fated love affairs and obsessions continue to haunt the Greenleafs. In the end, Wren risks her own life to uncover a pair of murderers, separated by a century but connected by motive. She reveals an odd twist in the family tree that forever changes the lives of the Greenleafs, the people who served them, the mansion they all called home—and even Wren herself. The Greenleaf Murders is available at these online retailers:  Amazon | Barnes & Noble | BookShop.org | Music Credits: Music from #Uppbeat: https://uppbeat.io/t/brock-hewitt-stories-in-sound/be-my-rose License code: G63XMNCLYRTJ1ABU https://uppbeat.io/t/northwestern/hey-ho License code: S59ZBZ4FQGT0N305 Visit Books to the Ceiling (Check out the Giveaway Page) Subscribe to the Books to the Ceiling Newsletter
Feb 03, 202313:54
Dark of Night

Dark of Night

The law is about justice—not grace. But perhaps ranger Annie Pederson can find a way to have both. As if the last few months haven’t been hard enough—complete with threats on her life and the return of her first love, Jon—Annie has to figure out whether or not to believe a woman who claims to be her sister, Sarah, who was abducted twenty-four years ago at age five. Annie’s eight-year-old daughter, Kylie, has plenty of questions about what’s going on in her mother’s life—but there are some stones Annie doesn’t want uncovered. As Annie grapples with how to heal the gulf between her and her would-be sister and make room in her daughter’s life for Jon, she’s professionally distracted by the case of yet another missing hiker in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Dark of Night is available at these online retailers:  Amazon | Barnes & Noble | ChristianBook  Music Credits Music from #Uppbeat: https://uppbeat.io/t/haquin/forest-of-the-ancients License code: 8OBJAWT9HOIVG60R https://uppbeat.io/t/northwestern/hey-ho License code: S59ZBZ4FQGT0N305 Visit Books to the Ceiling Subscribe to the Books to the Ceiling Newsletter
Jan 27, 202320:07
Snuffed Out

Snuffed Out

30-year-old fraternal twins Tabby and Sage Winslow own The Book and Candle Shop in Savannah. Sage is hot-headed and impulsive while Tabby is calm and collected, making them the perfect partnership. When one of their customers is found murdered, from a blow to the head, that partnership is put to the test. Blithe McAdam had been seen in a heated argument with shop clerk Gerard, which immediately makes him suspect number one. The twins are convinced of Gerard’s innocence and start digging into Blithe’s past. But no one is cooperating. The neighbor who found the body isn’t talking, medical examiner Quig won’t give any details about the autopsy, and nasty rumors begin surfacing about the drowning of Blithe’s father years earlier—evidence that could seal Gerard’s fate. Snuffed Out is available at these online retailers:  Amazon Kindle - Amazon Hardcover - Nook - B&N Hardcover - Kobo -   Music Credits Music from #Uppbeat: https://uppbeat.io/t/kevin-macleod/tranquility-base License code: YUQHCMC8TECBZ344 Visit the Books to the Ceiling Blog Sign up for the Books to the Ceiling Newsletter
Jan 20, 202310:23
Murder She Wrote: Death on the Emerald Isle

Murder She Wrote: Death on the Emerald Isle

Jessica Fletcher is quick to accept an invitation to replace a speaker who couldn’t attend a Book Festival in Belfast, Ireland. When her Cabot Cove neighbor Maeve O'Bannon hears about the trip, she asks Jessica to deliver some paintings to her family in the village of Bushmills. Happy to extend her travels and see more of the Irish countryside, Jessica agrees. The festival goes off without a hitch, and it seems like Jessica is in for a relaxing vacation. But then Maeve’s cousin Michael is discovered dead under suspicious circumstances. Jessica finds herself once again in the midst of a murder investigation, and she’ll have to dig into the O'Bannon family’s secrets to unmask the killer. Death on the Emerald Isle is available at these online retailers! – Amazon – B&N – Kobo – IndieBound – Bookshop.org – PenguinRandomHouse Music Credits Music from #Uppbeat: https://uppbeat.io/t/kevin-macleod/long-stroll License code: ZK05JRYJ1KILGCOI Join the Books to the Ceiling Newsletter
Jan 13, 202317:47
Of Mushrooms and Matrimony

Of Mushrooms and Matrimony

Tish Tarragon is catering for a wedding, but the weekend goes from sweet to sour when a guest at the venue is poisoned. Literary caterer and owner of Cookin' the Books cafe Tish Tarragon is pushing thoughts of her impending eviction aside to prepare an appetising welcome buffet for a wedding weekend at Abbingdon Green Bed and Breakfast. While there, Tish witnesses one of the guests, controversial TV chef and restaurant critic, Gunner Randall, threatening staff after missing breakfast and making do with a mushroom omelet. When Randall is found dead the following day, it soon becomes clear that poisoned mushrooms were behind his demise. You can find Of Mushrooms and Matrimony at these Online Retailers:  Amazon - B&N - Kobo - IndieBound Music Credits Music from #Uppbeat  https://uppbeat.io/t/jonny-easton/dream-bird License code: Q6TUWTSRGXY5KNCM
Jan 06, 202313:44
Oh Holy Fright

Oh Holy Fright

It's Christmas in Pecan Bayou, Texas. Join Betsy (aka The Happy Hinter) for a good old small-town Christmas complete with Christmas carols, over the top light displays, delicious food, loving friends and…a Christmas Creeper. One of the residents of Pecan Bayou has a secret and you'd better lock the door because that isn't Santa out there or even an elf off his shelf. Here is where you can purchase Oh Holy Fright Music from #Uppbeat: https://uppbeat.io/t/vocalista/festive-acapella License code: 08HYMCRWWGHBMN2X
Dec 24, 202211:09
Murder in Third Position

Murder in Third Position

The Nutcracker ballet is filled with holiday cheer, but no one is happy, least of all lead dancer Leah Siderova. It’s bad enough when Maurice Kaminsky forces her to perform upon a shaky platform, which teeters high above the stage. It’s worse when the curtain opens on the first murder victim, and the scene looks more like the end of Romeo and Juliet than a child’s vision of Christmas. You can purchase Murder in Third Position at these online retailers: Amazon Barnes and Noble Kobo Indiebound Music Credit Music from #Uppbeat: https://uppbeat.io/t/dominique-charpentier/pourquoi-pas License code: PWQI0MRRPQDELVIA
Dec 16, 202211:03
Death of a Snow Ghost

Death of a Snow Ghost

Jamie Forest, ex-New Yorker, is on her way to her cabin to prepare for her first Thanksgiving in Minnesota when she sees through the swirl of snow a ghostly apparition. It turns out not to be a ghost, but a young woman in labor. Not only is she about to deliver, but she doesn’t speak English. Jamie can’t ask her what she is doing in a lowland bog in the middle of a snowstorm. Three days later, a young woman is found drowned in Black Crow Pond. Is she Jamie’s new mother? As she seeks answers, Jamie learns that winter in the Northwoods can be both beautiful and deadly. Death of a Snow Ghost can be purchased on Amazon Sign up for the Books to the Ceiling Newsletter Visit Books to the Ceiling the blog of author Teresa Trent
Dec 09, 202211:18
Murder at First Blush

Murder at First Blush

Marketta Davis was Harbor Bay’s golden girl until the Chicago Art Institute sent her packing. She returns to her hometown, determined to succeed by operating a beauty emporium stocked with upscale products. Unfortunately, on opening night a grisly corpse litters the alleyway of her store. Marky and her partner Gemma Reid team up to save their business and their lives by finding the culprit. Purchase a copy of Murder at First Blush Visit Books to the Ceiling Blog
Dec 02, 202212:49
Chaos at Carnegie Hall

Chaos at Carnegie Hall

1917. New York. Notorious spy, Fredrick Fredricks, has invited Fiona to Carnegie Hall to hear a famous soprano. It’s an opportunity the War Office can’t turn down. Fiona and Clifford are soon on their way, but not before Fiona is saddled with chaperon duties for Captain Hall’s niece. Is Fiona a spy or a glorified babysitter? From the minute Fiona meets the soprano aboard the RMS Adriatic it’s treble on the high C’s. Fiona sees something—or someone—thrown overboard, and then she overhears a chemist plotting in German with one of her own countrymen! And the trouble doesn’t stop when they disembark. Soon Fiona is doing time with a group of suffragettes and investigating America’s most impressive inventor Thomas Edison. When her number one suspect turns up dead at the opera and Fredrick Fredricks is caught red-handed, it looks like it’s finally curtains for the notorious spy. Click here to purchase a copy of Chaos at Carnegie Hall Amazon Barnes & Noble Kobo Check out the Books to the Ceiling Blog Music Credits Music from Uppbeat : https://uppbeat.io/t/all-good-folks/tis-the-season License code: OO44CFOIEEB4C2UW
Nov 25, 202211:13
Dewey Decimated

Dewey Decimated

Librarian Carrie Singleton is back on the case, alongside library ghost Evelyn, in the sixth installment of Agatha Award nominee Allison Brook’s Haunted Library mysteries. Carrie Singleton is just off a hot string of murder cases centered around the spooky local library in Clover Ridge, Connecticut. She could really use a break—but no such luck, as she; Smoky Joe, the resident cat; and Evelyn, the library’s ghost, are drawn into another tantalizing whodunit. You can find Dewey Decimated at these online retailers: Amazon Other Retailers Read the Blog Post Sign up for the Books to the Ceiling Mailing List Music Credits Music from Uppbeat: It Approaches License code: JF135GZ53IPCIZYN Moonlight Beach by Kevin MacLeod
Nov 18, 202211:25
Film Crews and Rendezvous

Film Crews and Rendezvous

Hollywood has come to Fern Valley, and the one stoplight town may never be the same. Everyone wants to get in on the act. The crew from the wildly popular, fan favorite, Fatal Impressions, takes over Jules Keene’s glamping resort, and they bring a lot of offscreen drama and baggage that doesn’t include the scads of costumes, props, and crowds that descend on the bucolic resort in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Added security, hundreds of calls from hopeful extras, and some demanding divas keep Jules’s team hopping. You can find Film Crews and Rendezvous at these online retailers: Amazon Paperback Amazon Kindle Barnes and Noble: Film Crews and Rendezvous: A Jules Keene Glamping Mystery by Heather Weidner, Paperback | Barnes & Noble® (barnesandnoble.com) BookBub: Film Crews and Rendezvous: A Jules Keene Glamping Mystery by Heather Weidner - BookBub Books a Million: film crews and rendezvous : : Booksamillion.com Bookshop.org: https://bookshop.org/shop/heatherweidner Fantastic Fiction: Film Crews and Rendezvous (Jules Keene Glamping Mystery, book 2) by Heather Weidner (fantasticfiction.com) Goodreads: Film Crews and Rendezvous by Heather Weidner | Goodreads Kobo: Film Crews and Rendezvous eBook by Heather Weidner - EPUB | Rakuten Kobo United States Scribd: Film Crews and Rendezvous by Heather Weidner - Ebook | Scribd
Nov 11, 202214:20
Lost Little Girl

Lost Little Girl

Nashville PI Jackson Gamble takes on a case that on the surface seems simple enough. All he has to do is find and return home a fourteen-year old girl named Gabrielle Hawkins who has disappeared from home. Gamble’s experience tells him the girl is just another runaway, but her mother insists she has been kidnapped. The search for Gabrielle sets Gamble on a path that leads him through the city’s underbelly of sex for hire, pornography, snake-handling religious fundamentalists, and ultimately a serial killer of teenaged girls. Pick up a copy of Lost Little Girl at Amazon Check out all of Greg Stout's books Subscribe to the Books to the Ceiling Newsletter Music Credit Music from Uppbeat https://uppbeat.io/t/kevin-macleod/lightless-dawn License code: MYHQWBCJLATESNKX
Nov 04, 202212:09
Old Sins

Old Sins

Battered by her archeologist lover’s betrayal, poet Maria Pell flees to an Irish village to study prehistoric people and write her next volume of poetry, but her sanctuary is invaded first by her moody cousin and then by her Togolese lover who unexpectedly show up on her doorstep. When the discovery of a girl’s body on a rocky shore reawakens Maria’s devastating childhood memory of finding a dead baby floating in a stream, her days become haunted by this child’s death. As teenage girls disappear, villagers are terrified that sex-traffickers are targeting their community. Purchase a copy of Old Sins Subscribe to My Newsletter Read Teresa's Halloween Mystery- A Dash of Murder Music Credits Tamazula Music from Uppbeat : https://uppbeat.io/t/ilyia/tamazula License code: KBASGVHMFITRDUEY Sinking Feeling Music from Uppbeat: https://uppbeat.io/t/richard-bodgers/sinking-feeling License code: N8BH8GTIFYMFQGQA Cool Vibes by Kevin Macleod
Oct 29, 202215:48
The Midnight Call

The Midnight Call

Late one August night, Jessie’s lifelong mentor and friend–and presently a popular, charismatic, and handsome high school teacher–Terrence Butterfield calls. He utters a startling admission: he’s killed someone. He pleads for Jessie’s help, so out of loyalty she rushes to his aid completely unaware that she’s risking her relationship, her career, and her life–and that of her unborn child–to help Terrence. Purchase The Midnight Call on Amazon Subscribe to the Books to the Ceiling Newsletter Read Teresa's Halloween Mystery- A Dash of Murder Music Credits Sinking Feeling  Music from Uppbeat  https://uppbeat.io/t/richard-bodgers/sinking-feeling License code: DQ5LHITO1CTEEQME Day of Chaos Music from Uppbeat  https://uppbeat.io/t/kevin-macleod/day-of-chaos License code: JBQSATFRHWIPOYVU Cool Vibes Music from Uppbeat https://uppbeat.io/t/kevin-macleod/cool-vibes License code: WWUHEB2V76YISXY0
Oct 28, 202229:37
What the Walls Know

What the Walls Know

In October 1925, four New York City jazz musicians travel to a spooky castle near Gloucester, MA to perform at a Halloween birthday party for an occultist and his eccentric friends, including an astrologer, a tarot card reader, and a wizard. On the first night of their stay, a Ouija board predicts the murder of one of the guests, a medium who swindled grieving people by pretending to communicate with their departed loved ones. When Lizzie Crane, a beautiful and talented chanteuse, hears strange voices behind the castle’s walls she begins snooping into the mysterious death, and nearly loses her own life in the process. Purchase What the Walls Know on Amazon Join the Books to the Ceiling Mailing List Music Credits: Sweet But Evil https://uppbeat.io/t/richard-bodgers/sweet-but-evil License code: HSAKAHVO0A1UA17L Cool Vibes https://uppbeat.io/t/kevin-macleod/cool-vibes License code: WWUHEB2V76YISXY0
Oct 21, 202209:18
Death in a Pale Hue

Death in a Pale Hue

I will show them success!  Thirty-year-old artist Jill Madison repeats this mantra when she returns to her small hometown to restart her life. She no sooner accepts a job managing a community art center than a burglar makes off with an irreplaceable sculpture and workers find a ghastly surprise in the basement. Death in a Pale Hue is available on Amazon Subscribe to the Books to the Ceiling Newsletter Music Credit Music from Uppbeat: https://uppbeat.io/t/kevin-macleod/evening-of-chaos License code: YEBSHQJWRLTAIDKP
Oct 14, 202208:51
Fallout

Fallout

After a difficult childhood, Samantha Williams craves simplicity: jigsaw puzzles, lectures at the library, and the students she adores in her role as an elementary art teacher in the dusty farming community of LaCrosse, Washington. But when an SUV crashes into the school where she teaches, her entire world is upended. She manages to keep all of the children safe, but her car isn’t so lucky. Oddly, her purse—containing her driver’s license, credit cards, and other identification—is missing from the wreckage. Book Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | ChristianBook | Goodreads                                                                                 Sign up for the Books to the Ceiling Newsletter Music Credits Music from Uppbeat  https://uppbeat.io/t/all-good-folks/hunt License code: K0SRKN0UNPEDHYI2 Music from Uppbeat  https://uppbeat.io/t/future-forests/fallow License code: 4CCVDAINNEO1RLNG
Oct 07, 202224:56
Gambling With Murder

Gambling With Murder

In Gambling With Murder a late-night call is all it takes for rookie lawyer Corrie Locke to kiss her day job at the movie studio goodbye, and do what she does best: flex her sweet P.I. skills and go undercover to find a senior who’s missing from a posh retirement community. Pick up your copy of Gambling with Murder from these online retailers: Amazon Barnes and Noble Sign Up for the Books to the Ceiling Mailing List Music Credits Music from Uppbeat: https://uppbeat.io/t/yeti-music/looming License code: QBT87TKSIGRV32FJ https://uppbeat.io/t/justin-lee/high-hopes License code: BWK0RAPEXVZADZYP
Sep 30, 202209:47
The Killer Sermon

The Killer Sermon

An aging priest in rural Wisconsin gives an impassioned Christmas homily condemning abortion as murder and exhorting his parishioners to stop it.  A former mayor responds by starting a hunger strike in city hall, and the editor of the local weekly newspaper begins running a counter at the top of each edition that estimates the number of abortions performed since Roe v Wade.  A third member of the congregation takes a more lethal approach and begins to target reproductive rights physicians for murder. The Killer Sermon is Available on Amazon Books to the Ceiling Sign up for the Books to the Ceiling Newsletter Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/lane-king/companions License code: ISYFSF21XTBRHYEC
Sep 23, 202209:59
Sanctuary

Sanctuary

We have another story in New Orleans this week, a city filled with haunting mysteries and interesting people. Sanctuary takes us to that underbelly with Law Professor Emma Thornton who tries to help a young woman accused of a crime she didn't commit. Throw in a cult leader and the nearly impossible job of figuring out who to trust and you have today's mystery. Book Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads Sign Up for the Books to the Ceiling Newsletter Music from Uppbeat https://uppbeat.io/t/kevin-macleod/cool-vibes License code: WWUHEB2V76YISXY0
Sep 16, 202220:22
A Nice Place to Die

A Nice Place to Die

Time for a mystery with a policeman at the center of the story! No amateur sleuths today as we joined the Belfast Police investigating a murder. A Nice Place to Die is a true Irish police procedural with rich characters and a fascinating mystery to solve. A Nice Place to Die is on Amazon Books to the Ceiling Sign Up for the Books to the Ceiling Newsletter
Sep 09, 202210:30
Death at the Manor

Death at the Manor

Regency widow Lily Adler is looking forward to spending the autumn away from the social whirl of London. When she arrives in Hampshire with her friends, the Carroways, she doesn’t expect much more than a quiet country visit and the chance to spend time with her charming new acquaintance, Matthew Spencer. But something odd is afoot in the small country village. A ghost has taken up residence in the Belleford manor, a lady in grey who wanders the halls at night, weeping and wailing. You can find Death at the Manor at these online retailers:  Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads | Bookshop.org Books to the Ceiling
Sep 02, 202214:43
Two Parts Sugar, One Part Murder

Two Parts Sugar, One Part Murder

Two Parts Sugar, One Part Murder:  When Maddy Montgomery’s groom is a no-show to their livestream wedding, it’s a disaster that no amount of filtering can fix. But a surprise inheritance offers a chance to regroup and rebrand—as long as Maddy is willing to live in her late, great-aunt Octavia’s house in New Bison, Michigan, for a year, running her bakery and caring for a 250-pound English mastiff named Baby.   You can find Two Parts Sugar, One Part Murder at these online retailers: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books-A-Million, Bookshop.org, Hudson Booksellers, IndieBound, Target, Walmart Sign Up for the Books to the Ceiling Newsletter Music Credit: "Fuzzball Parade" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Aug 26, 202212:02
The Finalist

The Finalist

Five authors, each with their own secrets, are chosen to complete a deceased novelist’s unfinished manuscript. For single mom Risa Marr, the competition is the opportunity of a lifetime. At stake is a million dollars and a contract to continue the famous novelist’s bestselling thrillers series. But when one author turns up dead, theories and accusations abound. Get author and purchase links at Books to the Ceiling
Aug 19, 202209:06
Depths of Deceit

Depths of Deceit

PI Jamie Rush has her hands full with small-time skip-tracing and surveillance jobs in Port Alene, Texas. The work is steady, though she still struggles to make ends meet. But when her partner, Cookie, brings in a low-paying and potentially time-consuming case, Jamie takes it on out of loyalty. To complicate matters, PI Alastair Finn has returned, and he’s willing to reclaim his town by any means necessary. Jamie has never been one to retreat, and Alastair enjoys a good fight. Sparks will fly. Depths of Deceit is available at these online retailers: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads Books to the Ceiling Online Blog Visit the Books to the Ceiling Giveaway Page
Aug 13, 202208:40
Corpse and Robbers

Corpse and Robbers

Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris, move over! We have Cam Reddick the owner of Peachy Kleen on the job and of all places, he's cleaning a funeral home. Wonder if he'll find any dead bodies?  Corpse and Robbers is available on Amazon  Books to the Ceiling Online Blog Books to the Ceiling Giveaway Page
Aug 05, 202209:23
The Friday Night Mystery Club

The Friday Night Mystery Club

The Friday Night Mystery Club, a new cozy by Joanna Slan, visits Books to the Ceiling this week on the blog and the podcast. Cragan Collins , lives in an older Craftsman-style house that’s been divided into four units. When she and her housemates find they love mysteries they form The Friday Night Mystery Club, but all too soon they have to solve a real-life mystery. You can find The Friday Night Mystery Club on Amazon This podcast is from Teresa Trent's author blog, Books to the Ceiling Pick up a copy of The Twist and Shout Murder! A girl and her typewriter can handle solving crime in 1962.
Jul 29, 202208:13
Doggone Dead

Doggone Dead

Looking for a cozy mystery that takes place in the summertime? My third book in the Pecan Bayou Series, Doggone Dead, showcases a little town in Texas full of Fourth of July fun. There's a beauty pageant, a pet parade, a fair, a runaway puppy, and a ghost who is Pecan Bayou PD's person of interest in a murder. You can purchase Doggone Dead here. The Twist and Shout Murder Books to the Ceiling
Jul 15, 202214:60
Wolf Bog

Wolf Bog

Wolf Bog is visiting Books to the Ceiling today! Ever find anything mysterious while hiking? Leslie Wheeler brings us her third mystery in the Berkshire Hilltown Mystery Series. It’s August in the Berkshires, and the area is suffering from a terrible drought. As wetlands dry up, the perfectly preserved body of a local man, missing for forty years, is discovered in Wolf Bog by a group of hikers that includes Kathryn Stinson. Who was he and what was his relationship with close friend Charlotte Hinckley, also on the hike, that would make Charlotte become distraught and blame herself for his death? Wolf Bog is Available at These Online Retailers Amazon | Barnes & Noble Books to the Ceiling Blog Read my latest mystery- The Twist and Shout Murder
Jul 08, 202208:25
Double Dipped

Double Dipped

Time to load up the car and head to a little town from your childhood.  Retta has just packed up her classroom and can't decide whether or not to sign a contract for the next year. What to do? Retta is at odds with life. She returns to Moon Lake, her summer haven, to find things have changed and not for the better.  Double Dipped is a novella by Terry Korth Fischer in eBook and audiobook and a great vacation read! Double Dipped is available at these online retailers: Amazon Barnes & Noble Apple You can find Books to the Ceiling HERE Read Teresa's latest Swinging Sixties Mystery- The Twist and Shout Murder
Jul 01, 202208:54
None Without Sin

None Without Sin

None Without Sin Synopsis: When a Delaware real estate mogul is murdered, newspaper journalist Brian Wilder wants the scoop on the killing, including the meaning behind the mysterious loaf of bread left with the corpse. Reverend Candice Miller, called to minister to the grieving family, quickly realizes that the killer has adopted the symbolism of sin eating, a Victorian-era religious ritual, as a calling card. Is it the work of a religious fanatic set to punish people for their missteps, or something even more sinister? You can find None Without Sin at these online retailers.  Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads | CamCat Book This is a podcast from Books to the Ceiling
Jun 24, 202220:38
Murder is No Picnic

Murder is No Picnic

Time for a Fourth of July Mystery! Get out your sparklers and learn more about Murder is No Picnic along with a visit from Samantha Barnes, the Cape Cod Foodie. Where to Buy Murder is No Picnic Random House  Amazon     B&N      Kobo     Google Books    IndieBound   Bookshop.org  Books to the Ceiling Blog Subscribe to the Monthly Books to the Ceiling Newsletter
Jun 17, 202210:27
Bayou Book Thief

Bayou Book Thief

Do you love vintage cookbooks? Ellen Byron has a new cozy mystery series and Bayou Book Thief is her first entry. Learn more about this New Orleans-centered mystery from the Vintage Cookbook Mystery Series. You can purchase Bayou Book Thief at these online retailers: Amazon - B&N - Kobo - Google Books - Alibris - IndieBound - PenguinRandomHouse Books to the Ceiling- The Blog Sign up for the Books to the Ceiling Newsletter
Jun 10, 202205:59
The Collector

The Collector

The Collector, a new mystery by Lane Stone involves the world of art investigators, fanatical religious groups and murder. Listen to an excerpt of the first chapter and my review to learn more about this first book in The Big Picture Mystery Series by Lane Stone. Purchase Link: You can find The Collector at Amazon Books the the Ceiling Blog
Jun 03, 202213:22
Murder She Wrote: Killer on the Court

Murder She Wrote: Killer on the Court

Let's go on vacation with Jessica Fletcher! That's right, she's heading to the beach, but of course, you and I both know there will be a mystery to solve. Believe it or not, this is number 55 in the Murder She Wrote Series! Have you read them all?  This podcast contains a description of the book and a review of Murder She Wrote: Killer on the Court by Terry Farley Moran. Murder She Wrote: Killer on the Court is available at these online retailers  - Amazon - B&N - Kobo - IndieBound - Bookshop.org - PenguinRandomHouse
May 27, 202205:08
The Rising

The Rising

Ever have to depend on someone you weren't sure you could trust? What if it involves matters of life and death? Kerry Peresta's new book, The Rising, raises that very question. After an assault that landed her in a hospital as a Jane Doe two years earlier, Olivia Callahan has regained her speech, movement, and much of the memory she lost due to a traumatic brain injury. The media hype about the incident has faded away, and Olivia is ready to rebuild her life, but her therapist insists she must continue to look back in order to move forward. The only person that can help her recall specifics is her abusive ex-husband, Monty, who is in prison for murder. The Rising is also available as a blog post at Books to the Ceiling on May 14, 2022.
May 14, 202214:40
Dead Man's Leap

Dead Man's Leap

Just what kind of secrets are being kept by the junk in your attic? An old sewing machine, a portrait of a woman you've never met, a menu from a restaurant you've never heard of? In Dead Man's Leap by Tina deBellegarde, Bianca St. Denis and her neighbors scour their attics for donations to the charity rummage sale and unearth secrets as well as prized possessions. Leonard Marshall’s historic inn hosts the sale each year, but it is his basement that houses the key to his past. When an enigmatic antiques dealer arrives in town, he upends Leonard’s carefully reconstructed life with an impossible choice that harkens back to the past. This is the podcast of the blog post Dead Man's Leap on May 13, 2022 at Books to the Ceiling.
May 13, 202215:53
Murder, Sweet Murder

Murder, Sweet Murder

Murder, Sweet Murder, by Eleanor Kuhns, was featured on Books to the Ceiling on April 22, 2022. This podcast includes a descript and excerpt from this historical mystery that takes place in 1801. When Lydia’s estranged father is accused of murder, Will Rees escorts her to Boston to uncover the truth.
May 11, 202211:15
The Venice Sketchbook

The Venice Sketchbook

In this episode we take a tripe to Venice Italy through Rhys Bowen's The Venice Sketchbook, a historical romantic mystery.
May 25, 202105:59
The Drowning Kind

The Drowning Kind

The Drowning Kind is a paranormal story about a mysterious pool of water that heals and then hurts people. Book review and description included.
May 21, 202105:26
Surviving Savannah

Surviving Savannah

We are discussing Surviving Savannah, a historical novel set in Savannah in 1838 and in present day. 
May 21, 202105:18
Every Last Fear

Every Last Fear

Book review of Every Last Fear and a book club giveaway for the cozy mystery, Murder of a Good Man. Giveaway ends 5-1-21. See Giveaway Page for Details for details.
Apr 07, 202104:19
The Incredible Winston Browne

The Incredible Winston Browne

This episode is also available as a blog post: https://teresatrent.blog/2021/03/20/the-incredible-winston-browne/
Apr 02, 202105:34
The Lost Village: Podcast

The Lost Village: Podcast

This episode is also available as a blog post: https://teresatrent.blog/2021/04/02/the-lost-village/
Apr 02, 202103:22