Monday, November 16, 2020

Spawning Suspicion (+ Giveaway)

I’m happy to be a part of the Great Escapes Virtual Book Tour for author Maggie Toussaint’s SPAWNING SUSPICION, the second installment in her Seafood Caper Mystery series. 

Spawning Suspicion

By Maggie Toussaint
Cozy Mystery
*2nd in Series: (A Seafood Caper Mystery)
*Publisher: Muddle House Publishing (November 9, *2020)
*Paperback: 293 pages
*ISBN-10: 0999705423
*ISBN-13: 978-0999705421
*Kindle ASIN: B08J2R9FLG

The death of island playboy Curtis Marlin doesn’t register on busy caterer River Holloway’s radar…that is, until her brother and his girlfriend are arrested for the former athlete’s murder. Certain of the pair’s innocence, the amateur sleuth sets out to investigate.

Suspicion on the island spreads like chocolate sauce when River questions the victim’s teammates. The suspects don’t appreciate her stirring up trouble, but she won’t let an election-hungry sheriff make her brother a sacrificial lamb.

But there’s more than murder on River’s to-do list. A missing groom, catered banquets, and River’s own wedding plans keep her hopping like a short order cook. And as the cherry on the sundae, she has a wild kitty to tame.

Under mossy oaks and rustling palmettoes, fact and fiction blend in a mouthwatering romp of good eatin’ and yummy recipes.

Spawning Suspicion is the second in Toussaint’s Seafood Capers Mystery Series. It’s available to purchase at Amazon - B&N - Kobo - Apple 

Meet the Author

Southern author Maggie Toussaint writes cozy and paranormal mysteries, romantic suspense, and dystopian fiction, with twenty fiction novels published.

A multi-year finalist for Georgia Author of the Year, she’s won Silver Falchions, the Readers’ Choice, and the EPIC Awards. She’s past president of Mystery Writers of America-Southeast chapter and an officer of LowCountry Sisters In Crime.

She lives in coastal Georgia, where secrets, heritage, and ancient oaks cast long shadows. Visit her at You can also connect with her on the following sites:

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Doesn’t this sound like an intriguing read with a mix of murder, mystery and good recipes?


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  1. Congratulations Maggie - and thank you for pointing me in the direction of what sounds like a heap of fun.
    As an aside, of course she thinks her brother is innocent. I cannot imagine just how appalling it would be to believe that your relative is guilt of murder...

    1. Me either, Elephant's Child! It happens in the real world sometimes, but not to my cozy sleuth, River Holloway. I hope you will check out Spawning Suspicion and the series!

  2. Fun title and series concept! Congratulations to Maggie!

    1. Thank you so much, Elizabeth! I am humbled by the interest in this culinary cozy series.

  3. I've said it before but cozy mysteries have the best titles.

    1. Thanks, Alex. I've been lucky so far in that my publishers have gone with all of my titles. I would love to take full credit for them, but in truth, I often wake up with just the right title in mind.

  4. Oh, I do like the setting for this one! And the premise sounds like a solid one for a mystery. All that and delicious catered food, too! Thanks for sharing, Mason.

  5. Hi Margot! It's nice to connect with you here. I love writing cozy mysteries. For me it's like reverse engineering a puzzle. Sometimes I surprise myself with whodunnit!

  6. Thanks, Mason/Gary, for hosting Spawning Suspicion on your Thoughts in Progress blog. I am delighted to have this opportunity to interact with your blog followers. Thanks for help spreading the word of my book's release!

  7. Hi Mason and Maggie - this sounds like a fun read - and as the others have said ... delightful title - and I imagine a fun read. All the best to you both and your families - Hilary


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