Monday, June 29, 2015

Monday Spotlight on Lessons for Idle Tongues and Charlie Cochrane

Let's start the week off with a little mystery.  New this week is the latest of the Cambridge Fellows Series of mysteries, Lessons for Idle Tongues.  Follow along with the blog tour and don't forget to enter the giveaway!   And check out the Cambridge Fellows Bundle on sale!

Lessons for Idle Tongues

Cambridge, 1910

Amateur detectives Jonty Stewart and Orlando Coppersmith seem to have nothing more taxing on their plate than locating a missing wooden cat and solving the dilemma of seating thirteen for dinner. But one of the guests brings a conundrum: a young woman has been found dead, and her boyfriend is convinced she was murdered. The trouble is, nobody else agrees.

Investigation reveals that several young people in the local area have died in strange circumstances, and rumours abound of poisonings at the hands of Lord Toothill, a local mysterious recluse. Toothill’s angry, gun-toting gamekeeper isn’t doing anything to quell suspicions, either.

But even with a gun to his head, Jonty can tell there’s more going on in this surprisingly treacherous village than meets the eye. And even Orlando’s vaunted logic is stymied by the baffling inconsistencies they uncover. Together, the Cambridge Fellows must pick their way through gossip and misdirection to discover the truth.

Author bio:

As Charlie Cochrane couldn't be trusted to do any of her jobs of choice—like managing a rugby team—she writes, with titles published by Carina, Samhain, Bold Strokes, MLR and Cheyenne.

Charlie's Cambridge Fellows Series of Edwardian romantic mysteries was instrumental in her being named Author of the Year 2009 by the review site Speak Its Name. She’s a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association, Mystery People, International Thriller Writers Inc and is on the organising team for UK Meet for readers/writers of GLBT fiction. She regularly appears with The Deadly Dames.

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Every comment on this blog tour enters you in a drawing for a title from Charlie Cochrane’s backlist (excluding Lessons for Idle Tongues.) Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on July 4. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Don’t forget to add your email so we can contact you if you win!

Click the above link and get 30% off books 1-8 of the Cambridge Fellows Mysteries, exclusively in a bundle from Samhain!


  1. interesting

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  2. I've just started this series and I'm really enjoying it. amaquilante(at)gmail(dot)com

  3. I am not sure how I've managed to miss this series since I love historicals and mysteries. aahickmanathotmaildotcom

    1. There are just too many books, aren't there? *hugs*

  4. I freakin' love Jonty & Orlando. I found the series last year and read all 10 books in less than a month. So excited to see more of my favorite amateur sleuths :D

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  5. Love the blurb for this one!


  6. I can't wait to start this series!

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  7. I've read several books of this series and loving it so far. Thank you for the giveaway

  8. I love the Cambridge Fellows Mysteries!