VIRTUAL: Cozy Authors Panel Talk and Q&A

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Bank Square Books and Savoy Bookshop & Café present an author panel and Q&A with Sherry Harris, Cate Conte, Vicki Delany, and Meri Allen for the release of the new books, A Time to Swill, Claws for Alarm, Murder in a Teacup, and The Rocky Road to Ruin.
 This event is free, but registration is required. Registration details are at the bottom of this page.

About the Authors

Meri Allen believes that books are magic. She is the author of the Ice Cream Shop mystery series from St. Martin’s Press. Her debut, The Rocky Road to Ruin, made Book Riot’s list of “Seven of the Best New Murder Mysteries to Add to Your TBR.” Like her main character Riley Rhodes, she is a former librarian – but not for the CIA. She has served as the Library Liaison of Sisters in Crime National, and is a member of the Chesapeake and New England chapters. A native New Englander, she enjoys haunting vintage shops and bookstores. She shares photos of cozy New England and amazing ice cream confections on Instagram and Facebook. You can find out more at Macmillan Publishers here.

Cate Conte/ Liz Mugavero is the bestselling author of three mystery series, two with Kensington Books and one with St. Martin’s Press. As Liz Mugavero, she writes the Pawsitively Organic Mysteries, the first of which was an Agatha Award nominee for Best First Novel. As Cate Conte, she writes the Cat Cafe Mysteries and the new Full Moon Mysteries, featuring newbie witch Violet Mooney. She is a member of Sisters in Crime, Sisters in Crime New England and the Cat Writers Association.

Vicki Delany is one of Canada's most prolific and varied crime writers and a national bestseller in the US. She is currently writing four cozy mystery series: The Tea by the Sea mysteries, the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop series, the Year Round Christmas mysteries, and as Eva Gates, the Lighthouse Library series. A past president of the Crime Writers of Canada and a co-organizer of Women Killing it, a crime writing festival, her work has been nominated for the Derringer, the Bony Blithe, the Ontario Library Association Golden Oak, and the Arthur Ellis Awards. She is the recipient of the 2019 Derrick Murdoch Award for contributions to Canadian crime writing. Vicki lives and writes in bucolic Prince Edward County, Ontario and can be found online at

Sherry Harris is the Agatha Award-nominated author of the Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery series and the Chloe Jackson Sea Glass Saloon mysteries. She is a past president of Sisters in Crime, and a member of the Chesapeake Chapter of Sisters in Crime, the New England Chapter of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and International Thriller Writers. In her spare time Sherry loves reading and is a patent holding inventor. Sherry, her husband, and guard dog Lily are living in northern Virginia until they figure out where they want to move to next. Visit her at

A Time to Swill (A Chloe Jackson Sea Glass Saloon Mystery #2) By Sherry Harris Cover Image
ISBN: 9781496723048
Availability: Available at One of Our Locations
Published: Kensington - July 27th, 2021

Saloon owner Chloe Jackson is after a murderer with skeletons in the closet--and one on a boat.


Claws for Alarm: A Cat Café Mystery (Cat Cafe Mystery Series #5) By Cate Conte Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250761552
Availability: Ships to Our Store in 1-5 Days
Published: St. Martin's Paperbacks - July 27th, 2021

In Claws for Alarm, the fifth book in Cate Conte's delightful and cat-filled series, it’s the heart of the busy season, and JJ’s House of Purrs is booming—until a killer is let off the leash.

Murder in a Teacup (Tea by the Sea Mysteries #2) By Vicki Delany Cover Image
ISBN: 9781496725097
Availability: Ships to Our Store in 1-5 Days
Published: Kensington - July 27th, 2021

National bestselling author Vicki Delany's delightful Tea by the Sea mystery series continues, as Cape Cod tearoom proprietress and part-time sleuth, Lily Roberts, stirs up trouble when she unwittingly serves one of her grandmother's B&B guests a deadly cup of tea...

The Rocky Road to Ruin: An Ice Cream Shop Mystery (Ice Cream Shop Mysteries #1) By Meri Allen Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250267061
Availability: Available at One of Our Locations
Published: St. Martin's Paperbacks - July 27th, 2021

Justice will be swirled by amateur sleuth Riley Rhodes in the first in Meri Allen's brand-new mystery series, The Rocky Road to Ruin!

Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 6:30pm