Kissing Cousins a Mystery Lovers Bookshop Bestseller!

I’m a happy camper today–a happy bestselling camper. Curse of the Kissing Cousins is #10 on the May paperback bestseller list for the amazing Mystery Lovers Bookshop in Oakmont, PA! I was at the story for their annual Mystery Festival the first Tuesday in May, and had a such a good time. This is just icing on the cake. Many thanks to the fine people of Oakmont!

The May list isn’t on the Mystery Lovers web site yet, so in the meantime, I’ll put it here:


  1. Look Again by Lisa Scottoline (St. Martin’s)
  2. Fatally Flaky by Diane Mott Davidson (HarperCollins)
  3. Scarecrow by Michael Connelly (Little Brown)
  4. Killer Cuts by Elaine Viets (Obsidian)
  5. The Way Home by George Pelecanos (Little Brown)
  6. In the Shadow of Gotham by Stefanie Pintoff (Minotaur)
  7. Murder on Waverly Place by Victoria Thompson (Berkley)
  8. The Big Dirt Nap by Rosemary Harris (Minotaur)
  9. Killer Keepsakes by Jane K. Cleland (Minotaur)
  10. Posed for Murder by Meredith S. Cole (Minotaur)


Trade Paperback

  1. Death of a Cozy Writer by G.M. Malliet (Midnight Ink)
  2. Paper, Scissors, Death by Joanna Campbell Slan (Midnight Ink)
  3. Would-Be Witch by Kimberly Frost (Berkley)
  4. Dead Man Dancing by Marcia Talley (Severn House)
  5. The War Against Miss Winter by Katherine Miller Haines (Harper)
  6. The Forever Man by C. William Davis III
  7. Death and the Lit Chick by G.M. Malliet (Midnight Ink)
  8. The Turnaround by George Pelecanos (Back Bay Books)
  9. Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Schaffer (Dial Press)
  10. Gold Digger by Vicki Delany (Rendezvous Press) TIED WITH In the Shadow of the Glacier by Vicki Delany (Poisoned Pen Press)


Mass Market Paperback

  1. Clubbed to Death by Elaine Viets (Obsidian)
  2. Hounding the Pavement by Judi McCoy (Signet)
  3. The Cat, the Quilt and the Corpse by Leann Sweeney (Obsidian)
  4. The Map Thief by Heather Terrell (Ballantine)
  5. Still Life by Louise Penny (St. Martin’s)
  6. The Clockwork Teddy by John J. Lamb (Berkley)
  7. Bookmarked for Death by Lorna Barrett (Berkley)
  8. Pushing Up Daisies by Rosemary Harris (Minotaur) TIED WITH Some Like It Hot-Buttered by Jeffrey Cohen (Berkley)
  9. Deadly Appraisal by Jane K. Cleland (Minotaur) TIED WITH Death Loves a Messy Desk by Mary Jane Maffini (Berkley)
  10. Curse of the Kissing Cousins by Toni L.P. Kelner (Berkley)

4 thoughts on “Kissing Cousins a Mystery Lovers Bookshop Bestseller!

  1. Congratulations! The book has been ordered and delivered, and is waiting for me when I return to the States in about two weeks. I look forward to reading it.

  2. Huge congratulations, Toni! I’ve always been awed by your creativity (and your spunkiness, of course). Adding a link from my brand new blog.


  3. Thanks, Deb. Julie was just telling us about seeing you in Tennessee, and how busy you’ve been. And chickens! Much more practical than our guinea pigs.

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