Karen’s Killer Book Bench #SmallTown #Culinary #Cozy #Mystery: BERRY BETRAYAL, The Cozy Cafe Mysteries Book 4 by C.A. Phipps

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The Cozy Cafe Mysteries Book 4



Something scary is happening in Cozy Hollow!

Tasked with cataloging an important citizen’s family treasures, Violet Finch is finally following her dreams of researching and assessing artifacts.

When some items go missing, her training steps up several notches and Violet can’t help being intrigued by the surrounding mystery. 

However, she’s also worried that her eldest sister Scarlett won’t manage the Cozy Café without her. While the rest of the family intends to smooth the transition, things soon turn pear-shaped in every way possible—which could change everyone’s plans.

Smart and sassy, Violet’s a pain in the you-know-what, but has a heart of gold and an unwavering determination to fight wrong. Time will tell if her guess over the thief’s identity is correct, but they may not have too much of that after a friend is killed in cold blood.

The sheriff is not impressed with the way she tackles the clues, but Bob the dog and George the bossy cat seem to think she’s on the right track.

Can Violet, her sisters, and the pets, solve the crimes? Or have they become the new targets?

The Cozy Café mysteries are light, cozy mysteries featuring family-focused café owners who discover they’re talented amateur sleuths—and a magnet for animals.

Other books in the series:

Book 1 Sweet Saboteur

Book 2 Candy Corruption

Book 3 Mocha Mayhem

Book 4 Berry Betrayal

Enjoy a FREE recipe or two in every book!

The Cozy Cafe Mysteries Book 4


Violet coughed to get her sister’s attention. “Back to the mayor’s dilemma. If someone got into the house and the trunk without breaking in, then they have access he doesn’t know about.”

Scarlett lined up the condiments in front of her. “You think the thief is a member of his staff?”

“Very likely.” Violet had considered this on the drive home. “Or it could be someone else who knows where he keeps his keys. Which implies they have access to him because the trunk key is in his pocket—I’m assuming most of the time.”

“He wouldn’t sleep with it in his pocket, would he?”

“Good point, Ruby. Unless his jammies have a wee pocket. Perhaps he tucks it under his pillow.”

“I didn’t know the tooth fairy liked brass,” Ruby chuckled.

“Hahaha. He’d have to be a sound sleeper for him to not notice it digging in, and they would need to get inside the house first.”

“Which clearly isn’t an issue,” Scarlett mused.

Violet nodded. “We could ask him who works there now, or did in the past, who had the keys at any time.”

“I think you’ll find that’s the sheriff’s job,” Scarlett said firmly

“And when has that ever stopped you?” Violet demanded.

“That was in my reckless days.” Scarlett sniffed. “I’m a changed woman.”

“Since when? The last case we cracked was barely three months ago.”

Meet Author C.A. Phipps…

C. A. Phipps is a USA Today best-selling author from beautiful New Zealand. Cheryl lives in a quiet suburb with her wonderful husband, whom she married the moment she left school (yes, they were high school sweethearts). With three married children and seven grandchildren to keep her busy when she’s not writing, there is just enough space for a crazy mixed breed dog who stole her heart! She loves family times, baking, rambling walks, and her quest for the perfect latte.


Links to C.A.’s website, blog, books, etc.

 Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BBLNB2MQ

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**Special Giveaway**
 C.A. is giving away a free copy of Sweet Saboteur – Book 1 in the Cozy Café Mysteries to one lucky reader who comments on her Karen’s Killer Book Bench blog.

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Thanks, C.A., for sharing your book with us!

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17 thoughts on “Karen’s Killer Book Bench #SmallTown #Culinary #Cozy #Mystery: BERRY BETRAYAL, The Cozy Cafe Mysteries Book 4 by C.A. Phipps”

  1. Good morning, C.A., and welcome to Karen’s Killer Book Bench. Cozy’s are such good, “cozy” reads. Add animals and I’m hooked. 🙂 I can’t wait to read your story. Thanks for sharing it with us today!

    1. Good morning, Karen.
      Thanks so much for having me here and letting me share my work with your lovely readers.
      You do so much for the community and authors and it is much appreciated. Cheryl x

  2. Good morning, thank you for sharing your excerpt, your book sounds like a great read! Have a great day and a great week.

  3. I love what I read in the blurb and excerpt. This sound like a very enjoyable read! Thank you Cheryl for sharing it.

    Thanks to you Karen. Cheryl is another new author to me.

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