Monday, September 11, 2017

And Now, for the Rest of the Story - Book 11 "Museums Can Be Murder"



My Visit to the MET
As we begin the fall season, giving us more indoor time for reading, it gives me great pleasure to launch the latest book in the Jillian Bradley Mystery Series. It was such fun to visit New York in preparation to write Museums Can Be Murder, especially the Metropolitan Museum of Art. My husband and I are both art lovers, and we loved visiting the MET so much we went back the next day to drink in more.

There is a romantic interest in this book that was especially fun to gather background for by my husband and I. At one point, Jillian stays at The Lucerne Hotel which has a cozy French restaurant called Nice Matin, located next door. The cafe has a private entrance leading from the hotel.

The Charming Lucerne Hotel


Enjoying the French Cuisine of Nice Matin





Nice Matin Before the Evening Rush













In addition to romantic meals at Nice Matin, Jillian enjoys the Rockettes Christmas Spectacular, especially the Nativity Scene, and watching the ice skaters in Central Park, just a few sites she experiences in New York City.

 Nativity Scene from the Rockettes Christmas Spectacular

Ice Skaters in Central Park


Museums Can Be Murder

The Christmas holidays get a morbid start when Jillian Bradley's niece Kaitlin Romero discovers the body of her boss at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. An envelope containing rare Charles Dickens illustrations is missing, and Detective Mickey Wells must reluctantly rely on Jillian's help to solve the crime.

The case goes international when the vendor of the illustrations is murdered and linked to possible fraud. As always, Jillian's Yorkie companion Teddy helps solve the case by discovering an important clue. Afternoon tea included!



Available on Smashwords and Amazon
Including The Jillian Bradley Short Story Collection, there is a total of 17 stories, all in sequence of events and mysteries in the life of Jillian Bradley. Her Little Yorkie companion Teddy appears in every story, helping to find important clues to solve the mystery.You'll want to read them all to learn about Jillian Bradley's life.


I hope you enjoy the book.

Cheers!
~Nancy Jill






Wednesday, March 29, 2017

A new book on the horizon: "Museums Can Be Murder" by Nancy Jill Thames


This summer, look for Book 11 to come out - "Museums Can Be Murder." Here's the synopsis:


The Christmas holidays get a morbid start when Jillian Bradley's niece Kaitlin Romero discovers the body of her boss at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. An envelope containing rare Charles Dickens illustrations is missing, and Detective Mickey Wells must reluctantly rely on Jillian's help to solve the crime. 
The case goes international when the vendor of the illustrations is murdered and linked to possible fraud. As always, Jillian's Yorkie companion Teddy helps solve the case by discovering an important clue. Afternoon tea included!

It's true! The life of an author can be full of distractions, mine not withstanding. Thus the reason I'm not writing a new book every six months. But the distractions are the good kind - downsizing to a new cottage size home, doing more traveling to see the kids and grandkids, spending more time with my husband who simply golfs and does whatever he wants to do.

However, this leads to my wanting to relax and play, too. Sigh...I must roll up my sleeves, open my computer and start writing again. And I will, just as soon as I finish the laundry, putter in the garden a bit, and fix a snack to go with a cup of tea.
  
There comes a time when everything has to be just right before the creative juices can flow. I'm looking forward to that moment, just after my 6 month dental checkup, singing with our senior choir for the Thursday Club, shopping for new plants for the yard, and making an appointment with the piano tuner. 

And, oh, yes, I need to call the window cleaners, too.

Wishing you all a Happy Spring!

See you in my books,


~Nancy Jill



Nancy Jill Thames was born to write mysteries. From her early days as the neighborhood story-teller to the Amazon Author Watch Bestseller List, she has always had a vivid imagination and loves to solve problems – perfect for plotting whodunits. In 2010, Nancy Jill published her first mystery Murder in Half Moon Bay, introducing her well-loved protagonist Jillian Bradley and clue-sniffing Yorkie “Teddy.”

When she isn’t plotting Jillian’s next perilous adventure, Nancy Jill travels between Texas, California, and Georgia finding new ways to spoil her grandchildren, playing classical favorites on her baby grand, or having afternoon tea with friends.

She lives with her husband in Texas and is a member of ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) CenTex Chapter.

To learn more about Nancy Jill, visit these sites.


Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Recipe for a Cold Winter Day

If you love stuffed bell peppers but hate going through the trouble to make them then you'll love this recipe I found on Pinterest!

Here are the ingredients to shop for:


1 lb lean ground beef

1/2 t dried basil
1  14-1/2 oz can Gold diced tomatoes with roasted garlic and onions (or similar)
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 t dried oregano
3 cups beef broth (or 3 cups water + 3 beef bouillon cubes)
1  15 oz can Gold tomato sauce (or similar)
1 cup cooked rice
2 cups bite-sized green peppers and/or red peppers
  
I also added 1 t salt, 1/2 t pepper and 1/4 t Slap Yo Mama. Yum!!
To make this yummy soup please go to the link:
Recipesthatcrock.com

And don't forget to use all your spare time reading our Our Cozy Books!


Wishing you all a Happy, Healthy, and Prosporous 2017!

~Nancy Jill



Nancy Jill Thames was born to write mysteries. From her early days as the neighborhood story-teller to the Amazon Author Watch Bestseller List, she has always had a vivid imagination and loves to solve problems – perfect for plotting whodunits. In 2010, Nancy Jill published her first mystery Murder in Half Moon Bay, introducing her well-loved protagonist Jillian Bradley and clue-sniffing Yorkie “Teddy.”

When she isn’t plotting Jillian’s next perilous adventure, Nancy Jill travels between Texas, California, and Georgia finding new ways to spoil her grandchildren, playing classical favorites on her baby grand, or having afternoon tea with friends.

She lives with her husband in Texas and is a member of ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) CenTex Chapter.

To learn more about Nancy Jill, visit these sites.











Saturday, December 3, 2016

Jesus is the Reason for the Season


 And what better way to get in the mood for the holidays and celebrate the birth of Christ than to sit back with a cup of coffee, tea, or hot cocoa and read all three of "A Cup of Cozy" books in this special boxed set? For one low price you get over 350 pages of Christmas stories plus holiday menus and recipes that will inspire you! 
Don't wait. Order now!


We authors at Cozy Mystery Magazine wish you the 
Happiest Holidays and a Very Merry Christmas!

Cynthia Hickey
Traci Tyne Hilton
Linda Kozar
Deborah Malone
Candice Prentice
C.L. Ragsdale
Nancy Jill Thames
Janice Hanna Thompson


Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The Authors of Cozy Mystery Magazine's 7 Thanksgiving Wishes for You

May your tablescape be lovely.

May your table be filled with good food.

May you give thanks to the true founder of the feast.

May you spend the day with loved ones.

May your attitude be thankful, grateful and blessed.

May you remember to be thankful always.
May you and your family always be blessed.


Monday, September 5, 2016

Fall is Here!

This is from Pinterest but it expresses exactly what I'm feeling at the beginning of this wonderful time of year. I hope you'll spend some time enjoying our books. 

For ideas, please check our Buy Cozy Books page. Thank you! Hope you have a very Happy Fall Season!



crisp air.
pumpkins.
true love.
hot coffee.
sweaters.
late nights.
good books.
cuddling.
bonfires.
tea.
renewal.
boots.
leaves.
Fall

Blessings dear readers!

~Nancy Jill

 


NANCY JILL THAMES

Nancy Jill Thames was born to write mysteries. From her early days as the neighborhood story-teller to the Amazon Author Watch Bestseller List, she has always had a vivid imagination and loves to solve problems – perfect for plotting whodunits. In 2010, Nancy Jill published her first mystery Murder in Half Moon Bay, introducing her well-loved protagonist Jillian Bradley and clue-sniffing Yorkie “Teddy.”

When she isn’t plotting Jillian’s next perilous adventure, Nancy Jill travels between Texas, California, and Georgia finding new ways to spoil her grandchildren, playing classical favorites on her baby grand, or having afternoon tea with friends.

She lives with her husband in Texas and is a member of ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) CenTex Chapter.

To learn more about Nancy Jill, visit these sites.

Monday, June 13, 2016

 
 
 
 
40 Ways to Enjoy a Southern Summer
 
  1. Go hiking at a state park
  2. Visit a real "u-pick-it" farm.
  3. Take a dip in the creek.
  4. Go star-gazing and learn new constellations.
  5. Enjoy a tall glass of ice cold sweet tea.
  6. Catch lightning bugs.
  7. Wake up early and find unique treasures at a yard sale.
  8. Relax in a rocking chair.
  9. Enjoy a picnic in a beautiful park.
  10. Relish the nectar from a honeysuckle.
  11. Spend the day fishing.
  12. Shop at your local farmer's market.
  13. Visit your local library for summer reads.
  14. Grow your own tomatos and peppers.
  15. See a movie at a drive in theatre.
  16. Learn to can your own vegetables.
  17. Read poetry in a garden.
  18. Pick blackberries.
  19. Visit a new BBQ joint.
  20. Feed the ducks at the local lake.
  21. Take a road trip to see some waterfalls.
  22. Fall in love with a new flavor at the ice-cream shop.
  23. Make lemonade from scratch.
  24. Visit Rock City.
  25. Go to an outdoor concert.
  26. Send real postcards during your travels.
  27. Go canoeing or kayaking.
  28. Declare water war with super soakers and water balloons.
  29. Drink from the hose.
  30. Tie-dye something.
  31. Take photos in a photo booth.
  32. Visits wine country for tours and tastings.
  33. Spend an afternoon finding shapes in the clouds.
  34. Nap in a hammock
  35. Visit an art festival.
  36. Discover a new park.
  37. Go barefoot.
  38. Get a new cut and color for the summer.
  39. Eat watermelon. Spit seeds.
  40. Go tubing.
 
 
 
Deborah Malone's first novel "Death in Dahlonega," finaled in the American Christian Fiction Writer's Category Five writing contest! Deborah was nominated for 2012 and 2013 Georgia Author of the Year Award in Novel category. She has worked as a freelance writer and photographer for the historical magazine "Georgia Backroads." She has had many articles and photographs published, and her writing is featured in "Tales of the Rails," edited by Olin Jackson as well as the "Christian Communicator, and the "Southern Writer's Magazine." She is member of the Georgia Writer's Association, Advanced Writers and Speaker's Association and the American Christian Fiction Writers. You can find her at www.deborah-malone.com.