New Releases For The Week Of April 21st, 2019–Part 4

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of April 21st, 2019. I am going to divide the list into 4 days because there are so many of them for this week. Today is the fourth and final day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.



Tigers Love Bubble Baths & Obsession Perfume (who knew!) by [Savarese, Mary K.]Angie Pantera thought she had the perfect life: a loving, devoted husband of twenty-five years, two wonderful, grown children, and an impending wedding anniversary celebration with friends and family. But the celebration is ruined by a cheating husband, and Angie’s life devolves into a living nightmare—until serendipity brings her to Birdsong, Maine, as recreation director at the Home of the Little Flower.

A church-run nursing home that is slowly wasting away with its nonagenarian inhabitants, the Home could use a miracle . . . or maybe a facsimile of one. A bit of creative advertising prompts Angie to buy a bouquet of “magical” dandelions, and in a flash of inspiration, she knows exactly how to bring light to these dark days. After all, no one is ever too old for wishes.

But then people start dying, and the only thing they have in common is Angie. Harangued by a distrustful elder and under suspicion by the police, Angie must fight to clear her good name as she seeks out the truth: Is this a miracle or murder?  (Amazon)

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Sifting Through Clues (A Cookbook Nook Mystery 8) by [Gerber, Daryl Wood]The Agatha Award–winning author of Wreath Between the Lines returns to the Cookbook Nook, where culinary mysteries are giving everyone food for thought . . .

Book clubs from all over have descended on Crystal Cove to celebrate the library’s Book Club Bonanza week, and Jenna Hart has packed the Cookbook Nook with juicy reads and tasty cookbooks. But she’s most excited about spending an evening with the Mystery Mavens and their moveable feast, when they will go from house to house to share different culinary treats and discuss the whodunit they’re all reading. It’s all good food and fun for the savvy armchair detectives, until one of the members of the group is found murdered at the last stop on the tour.

As if that weren’t enough to spoil her appetite, Jenna discovers that all the evidence points to her friend Pepper as being the guilty party. And with Pepper’s chief-of-police daughter too close to the case to be impartial, Jenna knows she’ll have to step in to help clear her friend’s name before a bitter injustice sends her to jail. Sifting through the clues, Jenna unearths any number of possible culprits, but she’ll have to cook up a new way to catch the killer before Pepper’s goose is cooked . . .

Includes tasty sweet and savory recipes!

Praise for Daryl Wood Gerber and the Cookbook Nook Mysteries:

“There’s a feisty new amateur sleuth in town and her name is Jenna Hart. With a bodacious cast of characters, a wrenching murder, and a collection of cookbooks to die for, Daryl Wood Gerber’s Final Sentence is a page-turning puzzler of a mystery that I could not put down.” —Jenn McKinlay, New York Times bestselling author of the Cupcake Mysteries and Library Lovers Mysteries

“In Final Sentence, the author smartly blends crime, recipes, and an array of cookbooks that all should covet in a witty, well-plotted whodunit.” —Kate Carlisle, New York Times bestselling author of the Bibliophile Mysteries

“Readers will relish the extensive cookbook suggestions, the cooking primer, and the whole foodie phenomenon. Gerber’s perky tone with a multigenerational cast makes this series a good match for Lorna Barrett’s Booktown Mystery series . . .” —Library Journal

“So pull out your cowboy boots and settle in for a delightful read. Grilling the Subject is a delicious new mystery that will leave you hungry for more.” —Carstairs Considers Blog

About the Author:

Agatha Award–winning and nationally bestselling author Daryl Wood Gerber is the author of the Cookbook Nook Mysteries, the French Bistro Mysteries, the Cheese Shop Mysteries (as Avery Aames), and stand-alone suspense thrillers. Little known facts about Daryl are that she’s jumped out of a perfectly good airplane, has hitchhiked around Ireland by herself, and has appeared on an episode of Murder, She Wrote. She loves to read, cook, and golf, and has a frisky Goldendoodle named Sparky who keeps her in line!  (Amazon)

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Toxic Apple Turnovers (MURDER IN THE MIX Book 13) by [Moore, Addison]A baker who sees the dead. One too many suitors.
And a killer. Living in Honey Hollow can be murder.

*A laugh out loud standalone cozy mystery by New York Times Bestseller Addison Moore* All books in the series can be read individually but are best enjoyed in order.

My name is Lottie Lemon, and I see dead pets. On occasion I see a once-upon a human, too, but mostly it’s just cute little furry beasts who have come back from the other side to warn me of their previous owners impending doom. 

Fall is in the air, the weather is crisp, the leaves are golden and the atmosphere is ripe for murder. It’s the first catering event of the season and I’m blindsided by what transpires at the outlandish party. Not only that, but I stumble upon the one person I would never want to see facedown in a flower bed. And to top it all off, something wicked has rolled into Honey Hollow and every dead spirit I have ever encountered is back to help me fight it.

Lottie Lemon has a brand new bakery to tend to, a budding romance with perhaps one too many suitors, and she has the supernatural ability to see dead pets—which are always harbingers for ominous things to come. Throw in the occasional ghost of the human variety, a string of murders, and her insatiable thirst for justice, and you’ll have more chaos than you know what to do with.

Living in the small town of Honey Hollow can be murder.  (Amazon)

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Operation Wolf Pack: A suspenseful, outdoor crime adventure in the Rocky Mountains of Idaho (Poppy McVie Mysteries Book 7) by [Bindschatel, Kimberli A.]An old dispute turns deadly.

And a pack of wolves is right in the middle of it.

Who will be left standing?

Special Agent Poppy McVie finally gets a chance to shine when she’s put in charge of an undercover operation. The whole team.

What’s left of it.

After their lovers’ quarrel in Operation Dolphin Spirit, her partner Dalton has disappeared. So she can’t rely on him.

Poppy’s sent to Idaho to investigate claims that wolves are killing livestock in shocking numbers.

But are the wolves really the culprits? Poppy can’t believe it’s true. Too much money is at stake.

When Dalton returns, she thinks she no longer needs him to back her up. But when Poppy finds herself in a violent and dangerous predicament, Dalton’s support proves they make a great team.

Then, without warning, the governor of Idaho targets the wolves for termination, Poppy must race against the clock to prove he’s got it all wrong.

Can she catch the vicious killers in time to save the wolves and mend her relationship with Dalton?

Buy it now and start your adventure today!  (Amazon)

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A Study In Murder: A Homes & Watkins Romantic Mystery by [Snow, Debra, Lewis, Arjay]Writing rivals clash, but when her ex-husband ends up dead and he is a suspect, they must join forces.

Widower Mark Watkins and divorcee Sheryl Homes have written successful books featuring the great detective, Sherlock Holmes, and are fans of each other’s work. When the pair finally meet at a mystery conference, they argue and create a scene.

However, when Homes’s ex-husband is murdered, they are both brought in for questioning and Mark is a suspect. They decide to work together using Holmesian techniques to solve the crime. But, as the body count rises, the writers end up deeper in trouble with no solution in sight. They also discover a mutual attraction and sparks begin to fly.

Can they find the killer and stay out of jail? Is their new found passion for each other real and lasting?

If you enjoy a puzzle with a developing passion mixed with a bit of comedy, you will love this romantic mystery by husband and wife team, Debra Snow and Arjay Lewis.

Get A Study In Murder and fall in love with this mystery today!  (Amazon)

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The Wyvern's Defender Dire Wolf: A Cozy Paranormal Romantic Mystery (Dial-A-Defender Book 1) by [Summerfield, Alice]

A single word scribbled on a scrap of paper by an unsteady hand chilled the blood in her veins. It read simply: Run!

Called ‘barely a dragon’ all her life, Helena Tarleton hadn’t thought herself valuable enough for anyone to try to Sever her from her soul mate, whoever and wherever he was. She couldn’t even shift! Bookish and naive, Helena is ill-suited for life on the run, but run she does. Helena can’t outrun, outsmart, or outfight her dragon relatives, but she’s willing to die trying.

After a rough childhood, dire wolf shifter and military veteran Rudolf Shaw has found family – and a substitute pack – in working for supernatural protection agency, Dial-A-Defender. Dolf doesn’t want – or need – anything more, until he responds to a break in and finds Helena, a woman in obvious need of a place to lie low. Taking the gentle woman in and giving her his protection, despite her secrets (and the insistent howl of his better sense) is a no-brainer.

But when a pack of hellhounds comes sniffing around, his neighbor is murdered, and the biggest dragon that Dolf has ever seen tries to fry him, Dolf begins to suspect that he may have bitten off more than he can chew. A dire wolf has no hope of defeating an entire pack of hellhounds, much less an old dragon, but for Helena’s sake, Dolf has to try. Because the thing is, she just might be his soul’s mate.

The Wyvern’s Defender Dire Wolf is a steamy, full length novel chock-full of humor, cozy mystery, action, and heartwarming romance. If you love reading about mysterious murders, bookish but brave heroines, or the thoroughly confounded heroes that fall in love with them almost entirely against their will, don’t miss this exciting read! Scroll up and one click today!  (Amazon)

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Cold Heart: A Paranormal Cozy Romance (Hearts and Minds Trilogy Book 2) by [BroJacquie, Penny]


Vampires keep dying in London.
Alexandre, who now lives with Stella in the UK and works as a PI, tries to solve the mystery.
Stella runs a pastry shop and some of her customers get in trouble while looking for their missing vampire queen.
Stella agrees to use her telepathic powers to track down to help them out.
But that would reveal she’s not just a human at all.  (Amazon)

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Photo Finished (Aloha Lagoon Mysteries Book 14) by [McCaslin, Dane , Griggs, Kimberly]From USA Today bestselling author Dane McCaslin & Kimberly Griggs comes a deadly day in paradise…

When photographer Autumn Season lands the job of official photographer at the prestigious Aloha Lagoon Resort, she’s ecstatic. But a lively luau suddenly turns deadly, and Autumn realizes she may have accidentally snapped a picture of a murder in progress! Now the killer will go to any lengths to protect his (or her) identity, and Autumn is clearly in their sights. With the help of her best friend, super hottie, and head of the Aloha Lagoon Resort Security, Jimmy Toki, Autumn sets out to find the killer’s identity before the killer finds her. What do stolen camera equipment, a bossy busty blonde, and a group of jealous surfers have to do with it all? Autumn isn’t sure, but when another luau ends in another body, Aloha Lagoon might be headed for infamy instead of fame. If Autumn doesn’t get to the bottom of it all soon, she may just be the next victim to wipe out!

The Aloha Lagoon Mysteries:
Ukulele Murder (book #1)
Murder on the Aloha Express (book #2)
Deadly Wipeout (book #3)
Deadly Bubbles in the Wine (book #4)
Mele Kalikimaka Murder (book #5)
Death of the Big Kahuna (book #6)
Ukulele Deadly (book #7)
Bikinis & Bloodshed (book #8)
Death of the Kona Man (book #9)
Lethal Tide (book #10)
Beachboy Murder (book #11)
Handbags & Homicide (book #12)
Tiaras & Terror (book #13)
Photo Finished (book #14)

About Aloha Lagoon:
There’s trouble in paradise…
Welcome to Aloha Lagoon, one of Hawaii’s hidden treasures. A little bit of tropical paradise nestled along the coast of Kauai, this resort town boasts luxurious accommodation, friendly island atmosphere…and only a slightly higher than normal murder rate. While mysterious circumstances may be the norm on our corner of the island, we’re certain that our staff and Lagoon natives will make your stay in Aloha Lagoon one you will never forget!  (Amazon)

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New Releases For The Week Of April 21st, 2019–Part 3

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of April 21st, 2019. I am going to divide the list into 4 days because there are so many of them for this week. Today is the third day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.



A Risky Undertaking for Loretta Singletary (Samuel Craddock Mysteries) by [Shames, Terry]


A FAVORITE SERIES CHARACTER FINDS HERSELF IN HARM’S WAY. After using an online dating site for senior citizens, town favorite Loretta Singletary–maker of cinnamon rolls and arbiter of town gossip–goes missing. Chief Samuel Craddock’s old friend Loretta Singletary–a mainstay of the Jarrett Creek community–has undergone a transformation, with a new hairstyle and modern clothes. He thinks nothing of it until she disappears. Only then does he find out she has been meeting men through an online dating site for small-town participants. When a woman in the neighboring town of Bobtail turns up dead after meeting someone through the same dating site, Craddock becomes alarmed. Will Craddock be able to find Loretta before she suffers the same fate? Finding out what happened to Loretta forces him to investigate an online world he is unfamiliar with, and one which brings more than a few surprises.  (Amazon)

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Caught Dead (The Journals of Octavia Hollows Book 3) by [Rourke, Stacey]With a touch of her hand, Octavia Hollows can restore life. Yet, she couldn’t save the man she loved from the horrific accident that stole him from her. Octavia thought she could outrun the pain, but ghosts from the past refuse to be silenced. Out of options, she chooses to retrace her wayward journey across the country in search of answers. Surrounded by baffling mysteries of the undead, what she learns about herself along the way might become her greatest weapon.

Galveston, Texas

In the beautiful beachfront town, Octavia stumbles upon a mutilated body caught in a fishing yet. Unfortunately, even her necromancing abilities can’t get this traumatized corpse to talk. Out of options, she thrusts herself into undercover work on the high seas in search of the killer. When startling truths about her parents are revealed, Octavia finds herself on the cusp of solving her greatest mystery of all.

Can answers about her own heritage sink Octavia’s voyage to save her true love?

If you like snarky humor, fantastical monsters, and farm-animal sidekicks, The Journals of Octavia Hollows are the paranormal cozy mystery novellas you’ve been waiting for!  (Amazon)

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Death by Dissertation (A Cassandra Sato Mystery Book 1) by [Brakenhoff, Kelly]

Ambitious Cassandra Sato traded her life in Hawai’i for a dream position as Student Affairs VP at Morton College in tiny Carson, Nebraska. She expected the Midwestern church casseroles, land-locked cornfields, and face-freezing winters would be her biggest challenges, but it’s her job that’s rapidly becoming a nightmare.

A deaf student is dead and the investigation reveals a complicated trail of connections between campus food service, a local farmer’s beef, and the science lab’s cancer research. Together with her few allies, Cassandra must protect the students caught up in the entanglement.

Dealing with homesickness, vandalism, and a stalker, Cassandra is trapped in a public relations disaster that could cost her job, or more. No one said college was easy.  (Amazon)

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The Case of the Voice Spell: A Hillcrest Witch Mystery (Hillcrest Witch Cozy Mystery Book 6) by [Anderson, Amorette]A dead body in the creek… 

Goblins visiting in the middle of the night. A spell that seems impossible to do. A dead body in the creek. Penny has her hands full as she and her knitting circle friends struggle to learn the Voice Spell!

This is book six in the Hillcrest Witch Mystery series. Would you like to read the series in order? Here’s your guide:

Prequel: The Case of the Love Spell
Book #1: The Case of the Power Spell
Book #2: The Case of the Banishing Spell
Book #3: The Case of the Desire Spell
Book #4: The Case of the Trust Spell
Book #5: The Case of the Vision Spell
Book #6: The Case of the Voice Spell  (Amazon)

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Death of the Pickle King (Mary Malone Mystery Book 3) by [Chabot, Marlene]

Unemployed teacher Mary Malone faces a serious dilemma when her private investigator brother Matt, who has been overseas for seven months, announces he is returning to Minnesota in three weeks. How is this amateur sleuth going to explain to him about his missing dog? And what about the murder cases she has taken on in his absence, especially the one in progress? Without the help of her widowed aunt and neighbor Mrs. Grimshaw this time, can Mary succeed in finding the dog and solving the death of Don Hickleman, owner of Hickleman Pickle Plant, before Matt discovers what she’s been hiding from him?

“Mary Malone is not only in ‘a pickle’ but it’s hilarious. Intriguing and funny is a hard combination, but author Marlene Chabot does it with spectacular ease. Another home run from one of my favorite authors.” Pat Dennis, author of Murder by Chance and the Betty Chance Mystery Series.  (Amazon)

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Cat Chase the Moon: A Joe Grey Mystery (Joe Grey Mystery Series Book 21) by [Murphy, Shirley Rousseau]Feline P. I. Joe Grey and his friends pounce on three investigations that may connect to one larger mystery—including one case that is very personal—in this hair-raising installment in Shirley Rousseau Murphy’s beloved, award-winning series.

Joe Grey and his partner, Dulcie, are frantic when Courtney, their pretty teen-kitten goes missing. Aided by their two- and four-legged friends, they hit the streets of Molina Point in search of their calico girl. Has Joe Grey and Dulcie’s only daughter been lured away by someone and stolen? Is she lying somewhere hurt, or worse?

Courtney has no idea that everyone is desperately looking for her. Locked in an upstairs apartment above the local antiques shop, she’s enjoying her first solo adventure. When she first met Ulrich Seaver, the shop’s owner, Courtney was frightened. But the human has coddled and pampered her, winning her trust. Sheltered by her parents, her brothers, and her kind human companions, the innocent Courtney is unaware of how deceptive strangers can be. She doesn’t know that Ulrich is hiding a dangerous secret that could threaten her and everyone in this charming California coastal village.

With his focus on finding Courtney, Joe Grey has neglected his detective work with the Molina Point Police Department. Before his daughter disappeared, Joe found a viciously beaten woman lying near the beach. Now the police investigation has stalled, and the clever feline worries his human colleagues may have missed a vital clue. Joe is also concerned about a family of newcomers whose domestic battles are disturbing the town’s tranquility. Loud and abrasive, the Luthers’ angry arguing, shouting, and swearing in the early hours of the night have neighbors on edge and the cops on alert. One of the couple’s late-night shouting matches masked the sounds of a burglary, and now a criminal is on the loose.

Though the crimes are as crisscrossed as the strands of a ball of yarn, Joe Grey’s cat senses tell him they may somehow be linked. It’s up to the fleet-footed feline and his crime-solving coterie to untangle the mysteries before it’s too late.  (Amazon)

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Lounge Singers And Liars In Las Vegas: A Tiffany Black Mystery (Tiffany Black Mysteries Book 16) by [Winters, A.R.]A Cupcakes-And-Crime Caper

A rock star turned lounge singer… turned killer?

Superstar Roger Briars was living the high life—until his fiancé disappeared and he was accused of her murder.

Now, decades later, Roger’s a semi-successful Vegas lounge singer. This time, when history repeats itself and Roger is accused of another murder, he won’t let it tank his career—not even when there’s “proof” that he’s the killer!

Unfortunately, Nanna’s unwavering belief in Roger’s innocence isn’t enough to get him off the hook, and Tiffany must scramble to uncover the truth behind the strange murder and the case of Roger’s missing fiancé.

And while Ian’s new love life is going swimmingly, Stone is back in Tiffany’s life—and so is someone else.

Praise for A.R. Winters:

“The perfect balance of being lighthearted, but still a serious page-turning mystery.” – Jaycie D, 

“A fun cozy mystery with engaging and entertaining characters” – lq,

“For fans of Janet Evanovich, Rhys Bowen and Jana DeLeon, this is a funny, clean mystery.” – Clara B,

Lounge Singers and Liars is the sixteenth book in the Tiffany Black in Las Vegas Mystery Series and is a standalone novel.

This is a light-hearted story featuring a strong female protagonist, some unusual friends and family, and a mystery that needs solving! It has no graphic gore, bad language or sex.  (Amazon)

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Hen Pecked (Aloha Chicken Mysteries Book 4) by [Avari, Josi]Hens and homicides in a cozy slice of paradise.

Something’s fishy in Maika’i, the cozy little Hawaiian town where Saffron Skye runs her egg farm and Brightblossom Events.

Along the boardwalk of Holoholo Street you’ll find a cheery market, a friendly kitchen store, and a cozy bookshop. But you’ll also find old secrets and new plots.

The town of Maika’i is gentle and friendly, and Saffron Skye is trying to keep it that way.

But that’s hard to do when you’re in the back of a Buick being kidnapped by a cruel woman and her henpecked husband. Now, Saffron must escape and make it to the secret wedding she’s been hired to arrange. A sizeable inheritance hinges on it going off without complication. But when a dead woman washes up on the shore behind the happy couple, Saffron is plunged into a murder investigation.

A secret wedding. A dead woman. Poisons and curses.

Henpecked: Book 5 in the Aloha Chicken Mysteries series of cozy-clean reads . . . with chickens.  (Amazon)

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Downward Dog (A Dog Yoga Mystery Book 1) by [Hayton, Katherine] Trewlove is your run-of-the-mill vegan yoga instructor. Except she can talk to dogs.

Well, okay. Everybody can do that! But when the canines speak back, Hine understands and can counsel them through their problems.

That’s why her latest Dog Yoga class is the perfect platform for Hine to practice her favourite skills—teaching yoga and easing the anxieties of Pinetar Township’s many pooches.

But when a dog’s owner is kidnapped outside the studio, Hine must utilise her unique talents to track down the abducted woman. It’ll take all her fortitude to hunt the criminals responsible while keeping her special talent hidden from the local police.

Join Hine and her canine companions in this fun new cozy mystery series. The books might be packed full of dogs but they’re free from the following pests:

No Swearing
No Gore
No Graphic Scenes

Scroll up and help reunite Penelope with her owner today!  (Amazon)

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New Releases For The Week Of April 21st, 2019–Part 2

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of April 21st, 2019. I am going to divide the list into 4 days because there are so many of them for this week. Today is the second day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.


An Excercise in Murder ( Starlight Cozy Mystery Book 2) by [Johns, Loretta, Johns, Sarah]

7:30 Channel   2  Local News- Martin McCray

                      13  Starlight Cozy Mysteries

                                             After Darren begs Jeannie to try to fit in more with the locals, she’s thrilled when a flyer comes though the door. She can make new friends, keep fit, and learn all about healthy meals at the same time! But when Dua Twist is found dead in the aerobics room, Jeannie realizes that not everyone is as friendly as they should be. The question is, can Jeannie figure out what Dua Twist did to make someone hate her so much? If she can figure it out, she might fit in better herself and catch a murderer. She’s sure she can do it, after all, she’s solved one case already. Besides, Amelia does it all the time in Ragamuffin and Mrs. Queen and Jeannie has never missed an episode.  (Amazon)

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The Old Bakehouse (Pentrillick Cornish Mystery Series Book 5) by [Neville, Daphne]There is much idle chatter in the seaside village of Pentrillick, for word has broken that Joseph Percival Williams, the village’s erstwhile baker and oldest inhabitant, is dead.

When sexagenarian twin sisters Lottie and Hetty hear the news, Lottie’s first though is that, should it be sold, the Old Bakehouse might be a suitable home for her son, Bill, and his family currently living up-country.

Over the ensuing weeks, details of the old baker’s will are brought to light and inevitably several people arrive in the village hopeful of receiving a share of his legacy, but no-one foresees the dark secrets that will come to light as the history of his life is exposed.

‘The Old Bakehouse’ is a light-hearted mystery and the fifth book in the Pentrillick Cornish Mystery Series set on the south coast of West Cornwall.  (Amazon)

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The Body in the Wetlands (A Jazzi Zanders Mystery Book 2) by [Lynn, Judi]High summer in River Bluffs, Indiana, is always sweltering and sweet. But the heat is really on when a decidedly dead body turns up in the neighborhood.

When established house flippers Jazzi Zanders and her cousin Jerod donate a week’s worth of remodeling work to Jazzi’s sister Olivia, they’re expecting nothing more than back-breaking roofing work and cold beers at the end of each long, hot day. With Jazzi’s live-in boyfriend and partner Ansel on the team, it promises to be a quick break before starting their next big project—until Leo, an elderly neighbor of Olivia’s, unexpectedly goes missing . . .

When the friendly senior’s dog tugs Jazzi and the guys toward the wetlands beyond Olivia’s neighborhood, they stumble across a decomposing corpse—and a lot of questions. With Jazzi’s pal Detective Gaff along to investigate, Jazzi finds her hands full of a whole new mystery instead of the usual hammer and nails. And this time it will take some sophisticated sleuthing to track down the culprit of the deadly crime—before the killer turns on her next . . .  (Amazon)

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A Typo, a Werewolf, and two Dopey Dachshunds: a Darkly Comic Mystery Thriller: Blue Moon Investigations Book 0: An Origin Story by [higgs, steve]Tempest Michaels is about to have a bad week.

When a newspaper ad typo sends all manner of daft paranormal enquiries his way, P.I. Tempest Michaels has no sense of the trouble and danger heading his way.

In no time at all, he has multiple cases to investigate, but it’s all ridiculous nonsense like minor celebrity Richard Claythorn, who believes he is being stalked by a werewolf and a shopkeeper in a nearby village with an invisible thief.

Solving these cases might be fun if his demanding mother (Why are there no grandchildren, Tempest?) didn’t insist on going with him, but the simple case of celebrity stalking might not be all it seems when he catches a man lurking behind the client’s property just in time to see him step into the moonlight and begin to transform.

All he wanted was a nice easy job where he got to be his own boss and could take his trusty Dachshunds to work. How much trouble can a typo cause?

The paranormal? It’s all nonsense, but proving it might get him killed.  (Amazon)

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If the Curse Fits (A Hex on Me Cozy Paranormal Mystery Book 1) by [Layne, Kennedy]USA Today Bestselling Author Kennedy Layne brings a completely different twist to her brand new cozy paranormal mystery series that you won’t want to miss!

Have you ever heard of a cursed witch? Well, that’s exactly what Tempest “Lou” Lilura has become, and she’s willing to do just about anything to rectify her desperate situation. Unfortunately, the consequences of being hexed by the only immortal Lich Queen has kept Lou a little too busy to find a solution to her problem.

What’s the hex, you ask? In Lou’s tragic case, her curse gives her the foresight of murders yet to be committed. It’s the ultimate race against time—can she discover the culprit prior to the actual deed or can she save the victim and catch the murderer in the act?

This poor hexed witch is going to need all the help she can get. Unfortunately, her help comes in the form of a warlock who is obsessed with conspiracy theories, an overly optimistic yet naïve healer, and a rather pretentious familiar who has an obsession for proper etiquette. Come join this traveling mystery band while they try to solve another murder as they’re faced with powerful druids, two odd magical hares, and a mysterious man who definitely knows more than he’s willing to say.  (Amazon)

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Caught Up In It (A Blu Carraway Mystery Book 3) by [Burnsworth, David]The award-winning diva, C, has got a big problem: someone wants her dead. A team of mercenaries attempts to gun her down in Kuala Lumpur. Lucky for her, Lowcountry Private Investigator, Blu Carraway, is already on the job there for a different client.

Double-lucky for C, they make their move when she’s chit-chatting with him in a bar. Unlucky for the mercenaries, four of them end up dead.

The hunt is on now for the mega-pop star. Where does she go to hide out? The sleepy islands around Charleston, South Carolina—Blu’s backyard. He’s already proven himself once, so C hires the Blu Carraway Investigation Agency to protect her for real.

The job takes Blu halfway around the world and several cities in between. The search for the truth reveals what could drive a person to want someone else dead.

And Blu Carraway ends up right in the way.

– – – – – – – – – – – – –

CAUGHT UP IN IT by David Burnsworth | A Henery Press Mystery. If you like one, you’ll probably like them all.  (Amazon)

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A Candy Coated Lie (A Maggie and Odessa Myster Book 5) by [Brock, Jill]



Owner of O So Sweet Bakery, Odessa Wilkes should focus on her upcoming wedding. Instead, she is wondering why a dead woman called her looking for her fiancé. No one will give her an answer, including the man she’s about to marry. Everyone is lying. Between a dictatorial wedding planner, an anxiety-induced rash and deadly warnings, Odessa only has her best friend, P.I. in training, Maggie Swift to help her make it to her wedding – alive.  (Amazon)

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Cursing Up the Wrong Tree (A Hex on Me Cozy Paranormal Mystery Book 2) by [Layne, Kennedy]Witches, warlocks, and werewolves, oh my! Things get rather hairy in the next installment of the Hex on Me Mysteries by USA Today Bestselling Author Kennedy Layne…

Lou and the gang start out with every intention of tracking down a medium who they hope can speak to her ancestors and gain vital information in an effort to break the hex cast about by the only known immortal Lich Queen. They should have known their trip wouldn’t quite go as planned.

Another vision that Lou has been cursed with comes to fruition, this time in the wilds of the Wyoming back country. What was the victim doing miles from civilization without adequate supplies? Residents in the neighboring town know more than they’re saying, yet all the evidence points in a different direction.

Things are about to come to a head under the light of the full moon. You’ll need to make sure you have a bit of silver in your pocket before joining Lou and the others for another mystifying whodunit…this one promises to have fangs!  (Amazon)

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Finding a Killer (Pineville Gazette Mystery Book 4) by [Meadows, Wendy]Will Mary be able to locate the truth just in time to save an innocent life?

Mary Holland is back from the nightmarish trip she took to Maine with her best friend, Betty. Grateful to be home, she dives back into her world at the newspaper and tries to forget all of her problems. Life slowly starts to return to normal, but then Mary gets a call from her husband’s sick uncle, who insists she visit him at the hospital he’s staying at in Georgia. Mary, feeling obligated to visit a sick family member, agrees to leave her home and drive to Georgia with Betty at her side.

What Mary doesn’t know is that the hospital her uncle is staying in is a mental hospital sitting alone in a remote countryside setting. As soon as Mary arrives, she realizes that something is horribly wrong. Things turn from bad to worse when a murder takes place minutes after she arrives, and her uncle is accused of being the killer. Thrust into a confusing mystery that connects the past to the present, Mary travels into a dangerous, confusing game that pushes her mind to the edge.

This cozy mystery is a clean read: no graphic violence, sex, or strong language.

Read all the Pineville Gazette cozy mysteries:
1. Bought the Farm
2. Clueless Chase
3. Mary Had a Little Scare
4. Finding a Killer  (Amazon)

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A Killer Latte: A Cozy Mystery (A Killer Coffee Mystery Series Book Six) by [Kappes, Tonya]Welcome to the Bean Hive Coffeehouse where the coffee is as hot as the gossip!

“Fabulous fun and fantastic fried food! Kappes nails small town mystery with another must-read hit. Don’t miss this one!”
– Darynda Jones, New York Times Bestselling Author of Eighth Grave After Dark

Light, camera, lattes!

A film production crew is wrapping up a major movie filming in Honey Springs, Kentucky.
Everyone is excited. The production crew has brought the bright lights to the tourist town and The Bean Hive has been supplying the production crew with unlimited treats and coffee.

When film actress Daisy Lemon comes in for a taste of the Star Studded Latte being served at the Bean Hive, Roxy Bloom is excited to serve her one. It would be good for promotion for Roxy to get a photo of the famous actress drinking her creation, only Roxy is witness to Daisy’s kidnapping.

The Star Studded Latte is now know as the Kidnap Latte, bringing national attention to the Bean Hive, attention that’s not necessarily welcome.

With production on hold and Stephen Lemon, Daisy’s husband, as the number one suspect, Roxy puts back on her law hat to help Stephen not only clear his name, but find Daisy before Honey Springs is no longer known for the cute, southern, lake tourist town due to the sudden spotlight on the cozy town.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback


New Releases For The Week Of April 21st, 2019–Part 1

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of April 21st, 2019. I am going to divide the list into 4 days because there are so many of them for this week. Today is the first day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.



Mayhem in Mexico (Flight Risk Cozy Mystery Book 11) by [Harper, Susan]Everyone knows not to drink the water in Mexico, but you also need to avoid the bullets.

A cozy mystery from #1 Bestselling Author Susan Harper

Kendell and Pauline are enjoying some time together exploring after Kendell and Jack’s wedding. When they find themselves in a near-death encounter in Mexico, they are thrown into another murder mystery. Will events of the past finally catch up with the girls or can they solve another murder mystery before time runs out on their adventures?

Mayhem in Mexico is part of the Flight Risk Cozy Mystery series. If you like fast paced mysteries with interesting characters and unexpected twists, you’re going to love the Flight Risk Cozy Mystery series.

Get Mayhem in Mexico and start solving your next mystery today!

Always FREE on Kindle Unlimited  (Amazon)

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Wisteria Warned (Wisteria Witches Mysteries - Daybreak Book 2) by [Pepper, Angela]Zara Riddle is another year older, and busier than ever. She’s a powerful witch, a skilled librarian, and the World’s Best Mom—according to her coffee mug. It’s no wonder the town’s detective keeps seeking her help. If you want something done, ask a busy person!

Zara partners again with Detective Bentley to investigate a call about a missing person. The caller, a sweet little old lady named Temperance Krinkle, claims to have psychic abilities. Zara and Bentley have to laugh when it turns out the missing “person” is a tiny figurine from a dollhouse. But then a local resident disappears for real, and the so-called psychic with the attic full of creepy dollhouses doesn’t seem so funny anymore.

Now Zara and Bentley, witch librarian and vampire detective, must use their skills to unravel a mystifying crime. That is, when they aren’t using their skills to drive each other crazy.

Getting to the bottom of this case is going to take every resource in Wisteria, from Zara’s coworkers at the library, to the police department, plus City Hall, and the supernatural agents at the Department of Water and Magic. This conspiracy runs deep. Miles deep. When the entity behind all the scheming is revealed, there will be justice. And it won’t be pretty.

WISTERIA WARNED is book 2 of the DAYBREAK mini-series featuring Zara Riddle and Detective Bentley working together, solving local crimes. It is the 9th novel set in the world of the Wisteria Witches Mysteries and, as of publication, the latest on the Wisteria timeline. This book is centered on Zara Riddle’s point of view, with some bonus chapters featuring other favorite characters. Fans will love all the series questions that get answered, not to mention the juicy secrets revealed in this book. Never before has so much trouble been unsealed!  (Amazon)

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Sundaes and Sinners: A Cozy Murder Mystery (Pelican Cove Cozy Mystery Series Book 9) by [Clover, Leena]Murder Suspected in Homecoming Queen’s Fatal Accident
Isabella Worthington, a teen millionaire heiress, is a popular figure in Pelican Cove. Her sudden death shocks the town and plunges Jenny and the Magnolias in grief.

The open-and-shut case turns into a murder investigation when a witness comes forward and asks Jenny to investigate foul play. Determined to seek justice for her newest friend, Jenny sets on a mission to find out why someone would want to kill the generous and much loved girl.

As secrets tumble out of the shadows, Jenny realizes that the victim was surrounded by sinners. Who among them could have gone far enough to kill her? Faced with multiple suspects and baffled by several false leads, Jenny has a tough task ahead of her.

Meanwhile, the town of Pelican Cove is getting ready for the spring festival as Jenny tries to rebuild her life.

If you like clean cozy mysteries with plenty of red herrings, yummy food and strong women, you will like this latest installment in the Pelican Cove Cozy Mystery Series.

Buy now and start reading this fast paced mystery.

Books in the series –
Strawberries and Strangers Book 1
Cupcakes and Celebrities Book 2
Berries and Birthdays Book 3
Sprinkles and Skeletons Book 4
Waffles and Weekends Book 5
Muffins and Mobsters Book 6
Parfaits and Paramours Book 7
Truffles and Troubadours Book 8  (Amazon)

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Ghost Mortem (Haunted Everly After Book 1) by [Welling, ReGina, Lynn, Erin]My name is Everly Dupree and when my marriage fell apart, I did what every normal, red-blooded woman does…

I moved back to my hometown and bought a haunted house for the back taxes.

Okay, I realize I might have been a bit hasty, but it seemed like a good idea at the time.
Then again, so did staying at the Bide A Way Motel until a dead body turned up in the next room.

All I wanted was to come home, find a job and start a new life. I didn’t plan on getting tied up in the afterlife.
Or of solving a murder, but here’s what I learned:

You might not believe in ghosts, but sometimes they believe in you.

The Hauned Everly After series featuring the spunky Everly Dupree is a cozy mystery with a hint of the supernatural.  (Amazon)

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Death on the Tower: a 1930s Cozy Murder Mystery (A Higgins & Hawke Mystery Book 2) by [Strauss, Lee]Death by Treason . . .

When the body of a British National is found at the base of the common house tower in Boston, assistant medical examiner, Dr. Haley Higgins has no reason to believe it wasn’t suicide.

That is until Investigative Reporter Samantha Hawke gets an anonymous tip: the victim, a Mrs. Olivia Gray, was pushed from the seventh floor to her death.

The question is why?

Haley and Samantha work together to unravel secrets that go back to a time that no one wants to remember ~ when shameful acts were sanctioned, and death licked at everyone’s heels.

What did Mrs. Gray know, and who wanted to silence her?


Clean read: no graphic violence, sex, or strong language.
Genre: cat cozy mystery series /  historical mystery / women amateur sleuth / female detective mystery

For fans of Faith Martin, Betty Rowland, Rhys Bowen, Jaqueline Winspear,  Dianne Harmon

Death at the Tavern (Book 1)
Death on the Tower (Book 2)
~ more coming soon!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












Rocco and the Price of Lies (Inspector Lucas Rocco) by [Magson, Adrian]Praise for Adrian Magson:

“… a classic crime star in the making.” Daily Mail

“A gripping police procedural.” Eurocrime 

The anticipated sixth instalment of the bestselling Inspector Lucas Rocco series…

Murder by suicide? Three senior government officials – a judge, a politician, and an ex-police chief – are all dead by their own hands.

Inspector Lucas Rocco finds himself once more working for the Interior Ministry: undertaking an investigation meant to avoid a government scandal and ignoring unpalatable truths. He’s soon convinced that a common denominator must be at play…

Rocco uncovers top-level fraud, theft and deception. And when he narrowly survives an attempt on his life, he realises that he has nothing to lose by bringing the truth out in to the open – whatever the risks.  (Amazon)

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“The delightful new installment of the beloved and New York Times bestselling Miss Julia series When Miss Julia’s regular doctor goes on vacation with his wife, leaving a replacement in his stead, Miss Julia is immediately concerned. Never one to miss anopportunity to entertain–or size up–a newcomer, she invites the charming Dr. Don Crawford, and his painfully shy wife, Lauren, to dinner. While Miss Julia and Sam both note Lauren’s obvious lack of social skills, it’s her friends Hazel Marie and Binkiethat pick up on some of Dr. Crawford’s less palatable qualities. Meanwhile, Lloyd has gotten his first car, and LuAnne, fresh off her divorce, has started a job at the local funeral home and is in urgent need of an occupation-appropriate makeover–Miss Julia has enough on her plate. Yet there is just something she can’t place about the Crawfords, and she won’t rest until she gets to the bottom of it. As always, hijinks ensue as Ann B. Ross delivers this delightful and entertaining installment, Miss JuliaTakes the Wheel, in her bestselling Miss Julia series”–  (Amazon)

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The circus is in town…

When a ten-year-old girl turns up on DCI Ryan’s doorstep to tell him she’s witnessed a murder, he has no idea he’s about to step into his most spellbinding case yet. The circus has rolled into Newcastle upon Tyne, bringing with it a troupe of daring acrobats, magicians, jugglers—and one of them is a killer.

Ryan and his team must break through their closed ranks to uncover a secret which has lain buried for eight years, before the killer strikes again – this time, to silence the only living witness…

Murder and mystery are peppered with romance and humour in this fast-paced crime whodunnit set amidst the spectacular Northumbrian landscape.

“LJ Ross keeps company with the best mystery writers” – The Times

“A literary phenomenon” – Evening Chronicle

“LJ Ross is the Queen of Kindle” – Sunday Telegraph  (Amazon)

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Phantoms in High Fidelity (Blackwood Bay Witches Paranormal Cozy Mystery Book 3) by [Bane, Misty]An unknown evil is lurking in Blackwood Bay, and this time the suspect list includes more than just the living…

Life in Blackwood Bay is looking up for recent transplant and new witch, Dru Rathmore Davis. She’s settled into running her bookstore, growing closer with her coven, and has finally acknowledged her feelings for her Guardian, handsome local police sergeant, Wolf Harper. So when the crew of a wildly popular paranormal investigation TV show comes to town, she wants no part of it.

But when the star of the TV show disappears without a trace, more than one person is begging Dru for help.

It seems the Sterling Castle Hotel is a desirable destination for spirits. A place where the living and the dead coexist in a world of luxury. It should be easy enough to solve the case of the missing man with so many potential witnesses, but Dru quickly discovers that something is very wrong with the spirits that occupy the hotel.

As Dru stumbles upon a web of lies, jealousy, heartbreak, and shocking obsession, she realizes she may have put herself in the crosshairs of a sinister force she’s not prepared to deal with… and one that will kill to keep its darkest secrets hidden.

Phantoms in High Fidelity (Blackwood Bay Witches Paranormal Cozy Mystery Series, Book 3) is a humorous paranormal cozy mystery novel.

Haunted and Hexed (Book 1)
Bad Magic and the Big Top (Book 2)
Phantoms in High Fidelity (Book 3)

On A Witch and A Spell (Prequel Novelette)  (Amazon)

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The Mint Julep Murders (Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries Book 8) by [Fox, Angie]


For Southern girl Verity Long, friendship means sitting down to stories and sweet tea on the front porch. For her gangster ghost housemate, it means dragging Verity out to a remote haunted asylum during a raging thunderstorm to do a favor for a long-dead mob boss.

But Verity is always ready to help out a friend, even one as eternally eccentric as Frankie. And in the case of Mint Julep Manor, the stakes are too high to refuse. The criminally insane mob boss holds a secret to Frankie’s past, one that might set Frankie free. Do the favor—survive the favor—and they might change Frankie’s afterlife for good. Fail, and they might never leave the asylum.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback


Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours–Magickal Mystery Lore


I’m so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for author Sharon Pape and her new release Magickal Mystery Lore.  This is the fourth book in her Abracadabra Mystery series.  I have read all four of the books and I really enjoyed them.


Magickal Mystery Lore (An Abracadabra Mystery)
Paranormal Cozy Mystery
4th in Series
Lyrical Underground (April 16, 2019)
Pages: 317 (including a sneak peek into book 5)


Purchase Links – Amazon  –  B & N


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This spells trouble . . .

The New Camel Day Fair is a fun-filled event for residents of this upstate New York town. Kailyn Wilde, a modern-day witch of ancient lineage, leaves her potion shop, Abracadabra—and her feline familiar, Sashkatu—to attend with her fortune-telling Aunt Tilly. Joining them is legendary wizard Merlin, who’s discovering new pleasures of time-traveling to the modern world, including curly fries and kettle corn—but the appeal of the Tilt-a-Wheel is beyond his mystical imagination.

The real wild ride begins later, when neighboring sweet shop owner Lolly rushes into Abracadabra with news about a dead body. The victim has one of Lolly’s fudge knives stuck in her back, but in spite of the sticky evidence, Lolly is only one of several suspects with ample motive and opportunity. Meanwhile, Merlin’s research into old family scrolls and electromagnetic ley lines is causing some unusual mix-ups. As the two investigations collide, Kailyn will have to do everything in her power to prevent disaster…







While reading this book I realized that the cozies I like the best have characters that I adore.  I would not care if there was a mystery to solve or not, I just love spending time with the characters.  They become like family to me.

The characters are well developed and well rounded.  I really enjoy the interactions between Kailyn and her Aunt Tilly, you could tell how close they were and how much they loved each other.  Merlin just makes me laugh and I really enjoy reading about all of the trouble he gets in to, much to the dismay of Kailyn and Aunt Tilly. Travis, Kailyn’s boyfriend, seems like a great guy and their relationship is moving along nicely.

The writing style flows smoothly and the book is a quick easy read.  The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and these descriptions pulled me into the story from the first page.  I can picture in my mind’s eye all the trouble that Merlin creates and the difficulties that follow, trying to fix the messes that he makes.

The mystery was well plotted and carried on well throughout the entire book. There are plenty of suspects to consider and clues to sift through and decipher and it was not easily solved.  I was not entirely sure of who the culprit was until the reveal at the end.

I would highly recommend this book (and series) to anyone that enjoys a well crafted cozy. I have thoroughly enjoyed all of the books that this author has written, and I have read them all (even her earlier Portrait of Crime series).  Check them all out, you will not be sorry.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book provided by the publisher, Kensington Books, and NetGalley, which I greatly appreciate.




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Sharon Pape describes her writing career as having two stages. Back in the dark ages, before computers were in every household, she had three paranormal books published. The first one was condensed by Redbook Magazine, the first paperback original they had ever condensed. Around the same time, Redbook published her first short story.

Then life brought her an unexpected challenge that went by the name of breast cancer. When her treatment was over, she became a volunteer for the American Cancer Society’s Reach to Recovery Program and went on to be the program’s coordinator for Nassau and Suffolk Counties on Long Island. Several years later, with the help of her surgical oncologist and two other survivors, she started her own not-for-profit organization to provide information and peer support to newly diagnosed breast cancer patients.

Once the organization was running smoothly and didn’t require as much of her time, she returned to her first love – writing. During this second stage of her career, she’s been writing cozy mysteries with a paranormal twist and a splash of humor.

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Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours–Sifting Through Clues


I’m so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for author Daryl Wood Gerber, and her new release Sifting Through Clues.  This is the eighth book in her A Cookbook Nook Mystery.

Sifting Through Clues (A Cookbook Nook Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
8th in Series
Beyond the Page (April 23, 2019)
Print Length: 235 pages


Purchase Links – Amazon – B&N  – Kobo  – Google Play


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The Agatha Award–winning author of Wreath Between the Lines returns to the Cookbook Nook, where culinary mysteries are giving everyone food for thought . . .

Book clubs from all over have descended on Crystal Cove to celebrate the library’s Book Club Bonanza week, and Jenna Hart has packed the Cookbook Nook with juicy reads and tasty cookbooks. But she’s most excited about spending an evening with the Mystery Mavens and their moveable feast, when they will go from house to house to share different culinary treats and discuss the whodunit they’re all reading. It’s all good food and fun for the savvy armchair detectives, until one of the members of the group is found murdered at the last stop on the tour.

As if that weren’t enough to spoil her appetite, Jenna discovers that all the evidence points to her friend Pepper as being the guilty party. And with Pepper’s chief-of-police daughter too close to the case to be impartial, Jenna knows she’ll have to step in to help clear her friend’s name before a bitter injustice sends her to jail. Sifting through the clues, Jenna unearths any number of possible culprits, but she’ll have to cook up a new way to catch the killer before Pepper’s goose is cooked . . .

Includes tasty sweet and savory recipes!



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Agatha Award-winning Daryl Wood Gerber writes the nationally bestselling Cookbook Nook Mysteries as well as the French Bistro Mysteries.  As Avery Aames, she pens the popular Cheese Shop Mysteries. Daryl also writes stand-alone suspense. Fun tidbit: as an actress, Daryl appeared in “Murder, She Wrote.” She loves to cook, and she has a frisky Goldendoodle named Sparky who keeps her in line!

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When did you know that you wanted to be an author?  What things, if any, influenced that decision?

As a professional actress, I had started writing screenplays and TV shows. I was lucky that a series I developed got picked up, but when my husband and I moved across country for his career, I had to give up acting and TV writing. Hard to do from 3000 miles away. So…seeing as I really enjoyed the long-form of writing screenplays, I decided I’d try my hand at a novel. Mysteries, in particular. That’s what I liked reading. I took lots of classes and joined a critique group. Lots of years later, I found success.

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With so many cozies being written today, what makes your books stand out from the crowd?

My protagonists are very strong and dedicated to family and friends. I think the settings also set them apart.  And I love introducing themes to the towns so that each book focuses around a special theme or event, for example, a Book Club Bonanza as is featured in Sifting Through Clues, or a Renaissance Faire in Pressing the Issue, or a grilled cheese competition, as in Inherit the Word.


Do you work from an outline or plot or do you just see where the characters take you?

I need an outline. It’s flexible and I change it a lot, but it really helps me focus from beginning to end. I consider it my road map.

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Do you read your reviews?  Do you respond to them, good or bad?  Do you do anything special to get those reviews?

No I don’t read them. I’m happy to have them (thank you to anyone who posts one!), but I can’t take the time and I don’t want to be depressed by the bad ones. I’ve had a few people write me an email with a bad review. Oy. I write back saying “Thank you for your input.” That’s all. I’m as gracious as I can be and don’t let it get me down. It wasn’t someone’s cuppa. Not a big deal.


What advice would you give to your younger self?

Read more, more, more. Read entire series. And don’t skate through freshman English.

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Do you think that the cover plays an important part in someone buying your book(s)?   Who designs your book covers?

Yes, I think cover has a lot to do with it. The cover tells the theme. My artists have been great. Teresa Fasolino has done many of my covers. And now I also have Dar Albert. I’m very lucky.


Please give us an insight into your main characters.  What do you think makes them special?

Jenna, being a former ad exec, has a keen eye for detail. This gives her an edge as an amateur sleuth. Coping with the sorrows that have befallen her in her life has given her courage and a strong spine. Her aunt Vera is a hoot. Telling fortunes is a sideline. What she’s really good at is understanding Jenna and giving her all the support she needs. Tigger, Jenna’s rescue cat, is simply one of the best pets any girl could have.



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What have you learned about yourself since becoming an author?

That I need more time.  I’d like 24 more hours every day so I could get the work done. With writing and PR, it just backs up, but I’m dedicated and I’m very organized. I can get it done as long as I remain disciplined and allow creativity to sneak in unannounced.


Do you write full-time or part-time?

Full-time. I’m lucky in that regard.


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What do your plans for future projects include?

I have a couple of suspense novels coming out later this year. And I have a new cozy series – shh, it’s a secret – next year in 2020. I can’t say more about that yet.  Plus there will be at least one or more Cookbook Nook Mysteries on the horizon.


What do you think the hardest part of writing is?  What is the easiest?

The hardest is having ideas spring forth without my getting in the way and then capturing them on paper while not being repetitive. The easiest is dialogue. I love writing dialogue. I probably write too much of it. It’s the screenwriter and actor in me. I love hearing scenes play out entirely.

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What type of books do you like to read?  Who are some of your favorite authors?

I read mysteries and thrillers. I enjoy Krista Davis, Jenn McKinlay, Hannah Dennison, Harlan Coben, Lisa Gardener and Meg Gardiner. Plus so many more!!!!


What is the one thing you would like your readers to know about you?

That I like to laugh.

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Do you have anything specific you would like to say to your readers?

Please tell friends about authors you like. We can’t make a living and keep writing books if reader aren’t buying them. Word of mouth is the most important thing. If you like an author, at least support them by going to the library and asking for their books. Libraries are sales for an author.



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Review of Paradise Can Be Murder

Paradise Can Be Murder
A Kay Driscoll Mystery, Book #4
Susan Bernhardt
5 Stars

Paradise Can Be Murder (A Kay Driscoll Mystery Book 4) by [Bernhardt, Susan]



Kay, Phil, and friends are looking forward to taking their first vacation together on a Caribbean cruise. Visits to exotic islands, sailing through turquoise waters, luxurious dining, and great entertainment await them. But Paradise Can Be Murder when one of the guests on board dies an unnatural death.

With their innate curiosity, Kay and company find themselves in the heart of the investigation. Will they find justice for the victim, amidst secrets and deceit, before the cruise comes to an end and the murderer leaves the ship? Time is ticking away.

Meanwhile, a racially charged hate crime back home shakes the community of Sudbury Falls. (Goodreads)




Sometime when you read a book, something clicks and you really connect with it. I don’t know if is the author’s writing style, the characters, or the setting that the author creates (I think it is probably all of the above), but you really relate to the book. That is what happened when I read this book (actually when I read all of this author’s books).

The characters are well rounded, well developed and three dimensional. Kay, Deidre and Elizabeth make quite a threesome. They all have such different personalities, outlooks on life and beliefs, but they truly care for each other and have each other’s backs. Janey is back and as outrageous as ever, which keeps everyone on their toes. But she is also sweet and loves Kay and Phil. And speaking of Phil, he has couple of surprises for Kay on their cruise.

The writing style flows smoothly defines the characters very clearly by their actions and words. The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and I felt like I was right there on the cruise with the gang (except I did not have seasickness, thankfully). Do not read this book when you are hungry because the author’s description of all the food and drinks will have you craving food. The mystery was well plotted and moved along at a nice pace. There were plenty of clues to sift through and enough red herrings thrown in to challenge the most experienced armchair detective.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery. Take yourself on a mini vacation and join the cruise, you will have a great time.

New Releases For The Week Of April 14th, 2019–Part 4

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of April 14th, 2019. I am going to divide the list into 4 days because there are so many of them for this week. Today is the fourth and final day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.



Murder and a Texas Brisket (Texas-Sized Mysteries Book 2) by [Waller, K.M., Press, Sweet Promise]




Judging a Texas BBQ competition can be deadly. Read FREE in Kindle Unlimited!

Beatrice O’Rourke and her eccentric friend Marlin plan a Texas getaway to attend a brisket cooking competition. They no sooner arrive when they learn that, just like the song says, everything in the Lone Star State is big and bright, including murder plots!
When one of the judges turns up dead, it’s up to the southern, sassy Beatrice to find the clues and put them together. Can she do it before she and Marlin become the next item on the killer’s menu?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Everyone Loves A Good Comeuppance (Diva Delaney Mysteries Book 9) by [Jayde, Anni]The Delaney Coven has been given the task of taking down Minerva Kensington and her cronies. They’ll have to work with the mysterious person the UK Council of Conjurers have chosen to be their mole. Their mission is to find enough evidence against the councilmembers to have them ousted from their positions.

Diva’s hairdresser has left town unexpectedly and appears to be on the run. It seems Khloe was involved with a dangerous coven who have friends in high places. Their powerful connections might have protected them in the past, but they won’t save them from facing justice forever.

With the curse still hanging over them, Diva and Haydn must find the last of Yvonne Creighton’s remains and destroy them. Even if they manage to accomplish this, they’ll still be bound together. Now that their power has been merged, they’ll never be free from each other completely. The worst part is that Haydn has been involved in Diva’s life for so long that she isn’t even sure if she wants to be free from the man who is supposed to be her enemy.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Murder on Red Rose Drive (Silver Lake Cozy Mystery Book 2) by [King, Hugo James]BOOK TWO in the Silver Lake Cozy Mystery series.

Love is in the air. A body on the ground.
The red rose dealer of Silver Lake is dead.

Every Valentine’s Day, business blooms in the Cotswolds.
And death is bad for business.

An accident or murder?
Will you come out smelling of roses?

Featuring an amateur female sleuth, her rescue dog, a best friend, and a small village of mysteries.
Read Book One: Murder on Silver Lake – NOW  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle














Redemption (Memory Man series Book 5) by [Baldacci, David]Detective Amos Decker discovers that a mistake he made as a rookie detective may have led to deadly consequences in the latest Memory Man thriller in David Baldacci’s #1 New York Timesbestselling series.

Decker is visiting his hometown of Burlington, Ohio, when he’s approached by a man named Meryl Hawkins. Hawkins is a convicted murderer. In fact, he’s the very first killer Decker ever put behind bars. But he’s innocent, he claims. Now suffering from terminal cancer, it’s his dying wish that Decker clear his name.
It’s unthinkable. The case was open and shut, with rock solid forensic evidence. But then Hawkins later turns up dead with a bullet in his head, and even Decker begins to have doubts. Is it possible that he really did get it wrong, all those years ago?
Decker’s determined to uncover the truth, no matter the personal cost. But solving a case this cold may be impossible, especially when it becomes clear that someone doesn’t want the old case reopened. Someone who is willing to kill to keep the truth buried, and hide a decades-old secret that may have devastating repercussions….  (Amazon)
Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook












Set Sail for Murder (A Polly Pepper Mystery Book 3) by [Jordan, R.T.]The iconic Polly Pepper, musical comedy superstar of yesteryear, is experiencing a bit of a professional dry spell—she can barely keep her bank account afloat, let alone her career. So, when the nefarious Laura Crawford, scene-stealing former cast mate and perpetual diva, proposes a Polly Pepper Playhouse reunion cruise, Polly is on board, full-steam ahead. But she soon realizes that Hollywood on the high-seas will be nothing short of a shipwreck…

Packed to the gills with has-beens, D-listers, and sycophantic fans, Polly’s celebrity cruise is really a ship of fools, and it’s sinking fast. If that weren’t enough, Polly’s tiny room, troubling lack of champagne, and mandatory appearance schedule leave her feeling more than a little murderous towards Laura. Unfortunately, that ship already sailed! Laura is found dead the next morning, slain by Season Six of The Polly Pepper Playhouse box set—the collector’s DVD ruthlessly sharpened to a razor’s edge.

Polly immediately begins fishing for clues, and her first big catch is pianist-at-sea Lawrence Deerfield, whose career sank when Laura maliciously cut him from a recent stage production. But Polly will have to cast a wider net to catch this killer—with a ship’s worth of burned cast mates, spurned lovers, and obsessed fans there are plenty of other motives in the sea.

When Polly herself is accused of the crime she knows it’s time to shape up or ship out. If she can’t solve this maritime mystery, the clever killer could send Polly’s whole career—and even her life—overboard.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle. Hardcover, Paperback












IPerfectly Good Crime (A Kate Bradley Mystery) by [Meserve, Dete]n this feel-good follow-up to the novel and Netflix film Good Sam, intrepid reporter Kate Bradley is back in a story that BuzzFeed calls “mysterious, fascinating, and inspiring.”

When burglars target the palatial estates of American billionaires in a series of high-tech heists, Kate must venture inside the world of the superrich to investigate the biggest story of the year.

But the answers don’t come easy. The Los Angeles police detective who’s helping Kate with the case has mysteriously disappeared, Kate’s senator father demands she stop investigating, and the billionaire victims refuse to talk to the media. Still, Kate uncovers clues that prove the crimes are anything but ordinary: those behind the robberies have shocking—but uplifting—motives that just may bring about powerful change.

As the heists escalate, Kate faces a momentous decision that could jeopardize her deepening relationship with fire captain Eric Hayes. Saddled with obligations to the public, her career, and her own heart, Kate must trust her instincts in a high-stakes search that will test everything she believes and force her to decide where she belongs.

Revised edition: This edition of Perfectly Good Crime includes editorial revisions.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook












The Egyptian Antiquities Murder (High Society Lady Detective Book 3) by [Rosett, Sara]


Secrets never die . . .

October, 1923. Lady detective Olive Belgrave has a new case. Lady Agnes doesn’t believe in curses—especially ancient curses—and she hires Olive to prove her uncle wasn’t the victim of a malevolent mummy. Olive investigates and discovers the truth is much worse—it’s murder. Can Olive debunk the curse and reveal the true culprit before the mummy curse claims another victim?

The Egyptian Antiquities Murder is the third book in the High Society Lady Detective series, a cozy historical series set in 1920s England. If you enjoy lighthearted novels reminiscent of the Golden Age of detective fiction with spirited protagonists and perplexing mysteries, you’ll love the High Society Lady Detective Series from USA Today bestseller Sara Rosett.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback















All’s fair in love . . . and antiques wars!

Things are going well for Kat Stanford; not only is her antiques business thriving, she’s also got a new date: Piers Carew, Viscount Chawley, who owns the estate next to Honeychurch Hall.

Unfortunately, Kate has a rival. Impossibly beautiful Cassandra Bowden-Forbes is also in town, conducting valuations at the same fairs as Kat – and she makes no secret of the fact she’s got her eye on Piers . . .

And then things start to go wrong: Kat finds herself at the scene of not one but two mysterious deaths, and local tongues are wagging – is it coincidence, or murder? As Kat’s fortunes nosedive it becomes clear that unless she can solve these unexplained deaths then she may just be the victim of the next accident . . .

Praise for Hannah Dennison

‘Just the thing to chase the blues away’ M. C. Beaton

The perfect classic English village mystery but with the addition of charm, wit and a thoroughly modern touch‘ Rhys Bowen

Downton Abbey was yesterday. Murder at Honeychurch Hall lifts the lid on today’s grand country estate in all its tarnished, scheming, inbred, deranged glory‘ Catriona McPherson

A fun read‘ Carola Dunn

Sparkles like a glass of Devon cider on a summer afternoon‘ Elizabeth Duncan  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback












Pelicans, Piers and Poison (Dune House Cozy Mystery Book 16) by [Bell, Cindy]Best friends, Suzie and Mary, love running Dune House, their majestic bed and breakfast on the beach. With their trusty, energetic Yellow Labrador, Pilot, by their side they are enjoying the new opportunities that being in their fifties have presented them. Their lives are full of friendship, romance, a business they love to run together and experiencing what the beautiful, small seaside town of Garber has to offer.

But when someone is murdered amongst a group of people and one of the prime suspects is staying at the B&B, Suzie and Mary decide to lend a helping hand to the investigators and do a little snooping of their own. But their investigations uncover some secrets about the locals and lead them down a path of discovery they prefer would have remained hidden.

Will Suzie and Mary find that the murderer is too close for comfort? Has the best friends’ luck finally run out and they have bitten off more than they can chew?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













BAD PICK (A Brie Hooker Mystery Book 3) by [Lovely, Linda]Vegan Brie Hooker lives and works with her feisty Aunt Eva at Udderly Kidding Dairy, a hop, skip, and jump away from South Carolina’s Clemson University. Brie’s fun farm outreach attempt backfires when religious extremists decide goat yoga is a form of devil worship.

Believing one of the zealots might be persuaded to see reason, Brie’s free-wheeling friend Mollye convinces her they should call on the young woman. Big mistake.

Picketers at Udderly’s gates soon become the least of Brie’s troubles. Not only is she accused of murder, she worries the death might actually be her fault. Danger mounts when an old family friend’s visit ensnares Brie in a high-stakes feud between a U.S. Supreme Court nominee and the woman determined to expose his secrets.

In her personal life, Brie’s still torn between the town’s two most eligible bachelors. While she’s edging toward a decision, she must first survive a cunning killer adept at crafting murders that look like tragic accidents.

Will Brie be another “accident” victim? Pay a visit to Udderly Kidding Dairy and find out!

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BAD PICK by Linda Lovely | A Henery Press Mystery. If you like one, you’ll probably like them all.   (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, hardcover, Paperback




New Releases For The Week Of April 14th, 2019–Part 3

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of April 14th, 2019. I am going to divide the list into 4 days because there are so many of them for this week. Today is the third day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.



The Department of Sensitive Crimes: A Detective Varg Novel by [McCall Smith, Alexander]In the Swedish criminal justice system, certain cases are considered especially strange and difficult, in Malmö, the dedicated detectives who investigate these crimes are members of an elite squad known as the Sensitive Crimes Division.

These are their stories.

The first case: the small matter of a man stabbed in the back of the knee. Who would perpetrate such a crime and why? Next: a young woman’s imaginary boyfriend goes missing. But how on earth do you search for someone who doesn’t exist? And in the final investigation: eerie secrets that are revealed under a full moon may not seem so supernatural in the light of day. No case is too unusual, too complicated, or too, well insignificant for this squad to solve.

The team: Ulf “the Wolf” Varg, the top dog, thoughtful and diligent; Anna Bengsdotter, who’s in love with Varg’s car (and possibly Varg too); Carl Holgersson, who likes nothing more than filling out paperwork; and Erik Nykvist, who is deeply committed to fly fishing.

With the help of a rather verbose local police officer, this crack team gets to the bottom of cases other detectives can’t or won’t bother to handle. Equal parts hilarious and heartening, The Department of Sensitive Crimes is a tour de farce from a true master.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Kindle













Haunted Girl Walking: A Ghost Hunter Cozy Mystery (A Ghostly Haunted Tour Guide Cozy Mystery Book 10) by [Pressey, Rose]


A murderer? Ripley Van Raden is a librarian by day and a haunted tour guide by
night. Her resume doesn’t include murderer. The police have to suspect her of the
recent murder though when she’s caught on video at the scene of the crime. Rip has
to find the killer and clear her name before she has the book thrown at her.
Will the spirit activity in the haunted town of Devil’s Moon guide Ripley to the
killer?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle


















Evil at Echo Point (Getaway Bay Cozy Mystery Series Book 5) by [York, Grace]Getaway Bay is back in the headlines for all the wrong reasons.

A body on the rocks at a popular surfing spot is bad enough – but when the surfer’s identity is revealed, the media once again descend on Addison’s seaside sanctuary.

Did the surfer accidentally fall to his death off Echo Point? Or was he pushed?

As Addison and the Beach House Murder Club help the police investigate, it seems everyone close to the victim has something to hide.

A few locals have some explaining to do, as well.

Can Addison and Isaac crack the case with the eyes of the country upon them?

The Getaway Bay cozy mysteries have everything you love – suspense to keep you guessing, twists you don’t see coming, and characters you want to have a cup of tea with – plus an added dose of Aussie flavour.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












Hide Not Seek (The Not So Reluctant Detectives Book 3) by [Haggerty, D.E.]

I know who you really are.

Pru has a secret, which she has no plans to reveal – ever. But after a woman is murdered and all clues point to her, she has no choice but to disclose her true identity. When her revelations thwart the killer’s plan to frame Pru for murder, the killer begins stalking her. With each note he sends, he gets closer. The police are stumped. Pru wants to run away. She really, really wants to run, but Ajax has found the woman of his dreams and he’s not letting her go anywhere. He can be patient. In the meantime, he’ll protect her with his life. Pru isn’t feeling very patient, and her friends, Mel and Terri, are definitely not willing to wait until the police discover who the stalker is. The three friends take matters into their own hands and jump headfirst into the investigation.

Will Pru and her friends uncover her stalker before he turns his violence on Pru?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle















Emeralds and Envy (Junkin' Jewelry Mysteries Book 1) by [McRae, Angela]Emma Madison loves junkin’ for old baubles to turn into dazzling new creations, and launching her new career as a jewelry designer in the small town of Roseland, Georgia, is a dream come true. After making out like a bandit at a garage sale one morning, Emma goes to the Silver Squirrel antiques shop to share her fabulous finds with a fellow jewelry lover. She’s shocked to learn that a salesclerk friend, Tina, has just been found murdered.

When the police can’t get any firm leads, Emma decides to use her newspaper reporting experience to assist them. According to the local gossip mill, not everyone in town liked Tina, including her two siblings. Soon, the list of suspects is longer than a strand of opera pearls.

Someone is trying to stop Emma from helping, even going so far as to threaten her new business. While eager to get back to making jewelry, Emma is determined to find the person responsible for Tina’s death, even if that means coming face-to-face with the killer.  (Amazon)

Editions available:  Kindle, Paperback














Breaking the Lore (Inspector Paris Mystery Book 1) by [Redsmith, Andy]A magical, mischievous mystery perfect for fans of Douglas Adams and Ben Aaronovitch

How do you stop a demon invasion… when you don’t believe in magic?

Inspector Nick Paris is a man of logic and whisky. So staring down at the crucified form of a murder victim who is fifteen centimetres tall leaves the seasoned detective at a loss… and the dead fairy is only the beginning.

Suddenly the inspector is offering political asylum to dwarves, consulting with witches, getting tactical advice from elves and taking orders from a chain-smoking talking crow who, technically, outranks him.

With the fate of both the human and magic worlds in his hands Nick will have to leave logic behind and embrace his inner mystic to solve the crime and stop an army of demons from invading Manchester!

Praise for Breaking the Lore

‘Funny~ Quirky ~ Entertainin’ Reader Review

‘This turned out to be a whole lot of fun. Plenty of laughs and some interesting ideas too’  Reader Review  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













A Puzzling Plot in Hillbilly Hollow (Ozark Ghost Hunter Mysteries Book 7) by [Baker, Blythe]


Ghosts are stirring in Hillbilly Hollow…

Emma thought her biggest challenges this spring would be juggling plans for her best friend’s baby shower while making arrangements for her own upcoming wedding.

But that was before Grandma Hooper’s nighttime singing took a dangerous turn and trouble began brewing with nasty neighbors.

When an old barn owl becomes a silent witness to the murder of a farmhand on the Hooper’s property, it’s up to Emma to get justice for the victim’s persistent ghost. Can Emma clear her grandma of a terrible crime? Or will the case closest to Emma’s heart be the one she’s doomed never to solve?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Fugue in a Minor Key (Operation Quickline Book 4) by [Bannon, Anne Louise]

After a hard afternoon waiting in the rain for a contact that doesn’t show, all spy and freelance writer Lisa Wycherly wants to do is go home and read a book by the fireplace. But family matters intervene. Lisa’s nephew Darby is having trouble at school. Lisa’s boss and housemate Sid Hackbirn agrees to let Darby come stay with him and Lisa, not realizing that his own life is about to be turned upside-down. An old friend comes by the house with a boy about Darby’s age who looks remarkably like Sid. Rachel never told Sid that she was pregnant, but now it’s time for Nick to know where he came from.
Lisa suddenly finds her hands full trying to get Sid to acknowledge Nick, figure out what Darby’s problem is and working undercover to set up a sting on a group of defense plant employees who are selling secrets. It’s a case that gets messier by the minute, with British intelligence sticking their noses in for an unknown reason and the likelihood that there’s a leak connected to Sid and Lisa’s FBI supervisor Henry James. As usual, it’s hard for Lisa to say whether the greater danger is to her heart or to her life.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback














The Flaming Sword: A Novel of the End by [England, Breck]A heart-pounding international thriller with a shocking mystery

For fans of Angels and DemonsOriginThe Da Vinci Code, and other books by Dan Brown, Brad Thor or Daniel Silva, comes a religious and political mystery that will have you guessing until the very end.

An Incredible Weapon: In the beginning, the Lord sent mighty cherubim with a flaming sword to guard the holiest place on earth, the mount of Jerusalem, where the golden Dome of the Rock stands today. Now mysterious conspirators threaten to ignite a world war in the same place, with a “flaming sword” of a different kind.

The Epicenter of Monotheistic Faiths: Anciently, Solomon’s Temple stood on this spot, making it holy to the Jewish faith. According to the gospels, Christ was crucified near this spot, making it holy to Christians. Finally, the prophet Mohammed took his flight to heaven from this spot, making it holy to Muslims. A threat to this epicenter of three contesting faiths could shake apart the delicate balance of peace and bring down global ruin.

Secrets Upon Secrets: In this concluding volume of The Day of Atonement series, follow Israeli agent Ari and his companion, Interpol agent Maryse, as they race across multiple continents toward the mount of Jerusalem—and a shocking discovery that could mean the end of everything.

The Flaming Sword is a fast-paced fiction that takes us right to the heart of Jerusalem. Can roiling religious wars end in time to save the world?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback











The Inn at Holiday Bay: Message in the Mantel by [Daley, Kathi]A heartwarming cozy mystery series about losing everything, taking a chance, and starting again.

After suffering a personal tragedy Abby Sullivan buys a huge old seaside mansion she has never even seen, packs up her life in San Francisco, and moves to Holiday Bay Maine, where she is adopted, quite against her will, by a huge Maine Coon Cat named Rufus, a drifter with her own tragic past named Georgia, and a giant dog with an inferiority complex named Ramos. What Abby thought she needed was alone time to heal. What she ended up with was, an inn she never knew she wanted, a cat she couldn’t seem to convince to leave, and a new family she’d never be able to live without.

In book 3 of the series, the remodel continues as Abby and Georgia start to make plans for a grand opening celebration. A specialist is brought in to refurbish the century old fireplace mantel and makes a startling discovery. Meanwhile Lonnie is looking to adopt, Colt has a new mystery to solve, and Velma comes face to face with a blast from her past.

Join Abby, Georgia, Rufus, and Ramos, as they continue with the remodel on the old mansion, prepare for a busy summer season, and continue to find a new meaning for their lives in the charming small town of Holiday Bay.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback


New Releases For The Week Of April 14th, 2019–Part 2

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of April 14th, 2019. I am going to divide the list into 4 days because there are so many of them for this week. Today is the second day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.




A Cold Spell (Private Eye Witch Cozy Mystery Book 2) by [Alabaster, Stacey]It’s a cold day in… Well, you know the saying

A paranormal cozy mystery from USA Today Bestselling Author Stacey Alabaster

Ruby Swift is learning to use her paranormal powers and how to solve mysteries as a private investigator. Sometimes together. When a freezing spell goes wrong, she’s suddenly got more to worry about than just a murder investigation.

A Cold Spell is part of the Private Eye Witch Cozy Mystery series. If you like fun paranormal mysteries, you will love Ruby Swift and her magical adventures.

Get A Cold Spell and start solving your next supernatural mystery today!

Always FREE on Kindle Unlimited  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Poolside Panic: A Cozy Mystery for Dog Lovers (A Walk in the Bark Book 4) by [Faye, Mel]Annie Hudson’s life has settled down. She has her store to run and a new dogsitting client named Waffles.

But when an elderly resident of her boyfriend’s condo is found dead in the swimming pool, Annie finds herself in the middle of another murder investigation.

Telly Eagle was the HOA president and despised by most of the residents of The Pomegranate building. Now that she’s dead, people are practically celebrating. But Annie and one of the victim’s friends are convinced the death wasn’t an accident. And now it’s up to Annie and a cop working off the record to follow leads, interview suspects, and find the murderer without Annie’s boyfriend or the cop’s boss finding out.

And without becoming the murderer’s next victims.

Poolside Panic is Book 4 of the light-hearted Walk in the Bark cozy mystery series. It features:
…an amateur detective whose spunk is liable to get her in trouble
…a dachshund-beagle mix who thinks he’s a much bigger dog than he is.
…a small town full of quirky characters
…a mystery that will keep you guessing until you turn that last page
…no foul language, cliffhangers, or gore

Scroll up and buy it now!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle











Marriage and Mayhem (A Lexie Starr Mystery, Book 7) by [Glidewell, Jeanne]The Best Man is a Dead Man in Marriage and Mayhem, a Cozy Mystery by Jeanne Glidewell

Lexie’s daughter, Wendy, and Stone’s nephew, Andy, just want a simple wedding at The Alexandria Inn. But when the best man drops dead during the ceremony, followed by the florist’s assistant, their wedding day becomes anything but simple.

With the wedding cut short and two bodies on the floor, Lexie and Stone are determined to solve the mystery of how two people with no connection can drop dead at the same place within minutes.

When lab tests confirm the two victims were poisoned, there’s a murder to be solved . . . and a wedding to finish!

From The Publisher: The Lexie Starr Mystery series will be enjoyed by fans of Joanne Fluke, Madison Johns, Ceecee James and readers of cozy mysteries who enjoy light-hearted, clean & wholesome, mysteries featuring female amateur sleuths and senior citizens.

“Just finished the Lexie Starr Mystery Series and it was one of my all-time favorites. Can’t wait until her next series comes out . . .” Nancy Morton, Verified Amazon Reviewer

“Glidewell maintains a rapidly paced story line that dramatically builds tension, while her narrator Lexie’s sly, tongue-in-cheek sense of humor provides plenty of laugh-out-loud moments.”Booklist

Leave No Stone Unturned
The Extinguished Guest
With This Ring
Just Ducky
The Spirit of the Season (A Holiday Novella)
Cozy Camping
Marriage and Mayhem  (Amazon)

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The Lonely Hearts Crime Club: An unsolved mystery leads to a devastating truth... by [Bullock, Tanya]An edgy mystery with a beating human heart

‘I didn’t see that ending coming AT ALL…!’ Between the Bookends

‘A fast but great read. The cast of characters form a group of misfits similar to those of The Breakfast Club or The Sandlot. What Kel Reads

‘I absolutely did not see the ending coming!’ Goodreads



work it out?

An elderly resident of an inner-city tower block is brutally attacked and left for dead.

Her neighbours, a pregnant alcoholic, a vulnerable youth, a failed actress and a cameraman with a dark secret are thrown together in their search for answers.

Misfits and loners, they are forced to confront uncomfortable realities about themselves and each other, as their investigation leads them towards theshock ng finale.

‘A powerful, poignant story.’ Jane Hunt Writer Blog

‘Nice twist!’ The Dacian She-Wolf

‘A fun story with a good twist.’ Goodreads

‘I once lived in a tower block on an estate in Salford, and I could immediately visualise myself back there. Loved this book. A humbling read.’ Diane Chandler, author

‘A definite favourite. I will buy this book as gifts.’ Laura Prime

‘What an ending!’ Goodreads

‘Great job, I highly recommend.’ Between Dreams I Read


Praise for the award-winning film-maker Tanya Bullock’s first novel, That Special Someone, a heartwarming, witty story of a mother’s quest to help her learning-disabled daughter find love:

‘Local author’s debut novel manages to combine a sensitive subject with Black Country Humour.’ ‘Waterstones Loves’, Waterstones, Walsall

‘A wonderful, poignant and witty story about the life, loves and struggles of a young woman with learning difficulties.’ Jill Frasier, Founder and Director of healthcare charity, Kissing it Better


Editions Available:  Kindle











Fall Down Dead: A Cooper & Fry Mystery (Cooper & Fry Mysteries) by [Booth, Stephen]The dramatic, gripping new Cooper & Fry crime thriller from bestseller Stephen Booth sees the stunning Peak District backdrop prove fatal for one walking party

They knew the danger, but they went anyway…

“Almost before she’d stopped breathing, a swirl of mist snaked across her legs and settled in her hair, clutching her in its chilly embrace, hiding her body from view. It would be hours before she was found.”

The mountain of Kinder Scout offers the most incredible views of the Peak District, but when thick fog descends there on a walking party led by enigmatic Darius Roth, this spectacular landscape is turned into a death trap that claims a life.

For DI Ben Cooper however, something about the way Faith Matthew fell to her death suggests it was no accident, and he quickly discovers more than one of the hikers may have had reason to murder their companion.

To make things worse, his old colleague DS Diane Fry finds herself at centre of an internal investigations storm that threatens to drag Cooper down with it.  (Amazon)

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Lethal in Lavender: A Honey Pot Mystery by [Hualde, Sarah]



Lydia Everett wants nothing more than to regain her youth before she turns forty. Strapping on her running shoes, she challenges herself to complete the Lavender Lane 5K. Her path to the finish line is thwarted when she stumbles upon Averie Stardust. She finds the tender-hearted relaxation artist, and internet celebrity, bleeding in the middle of the race track. There are no witnesses and no way she crawled there on her own. How did she get there? Who wants to hurt her? Lydia races to find the answers knowing Averie’s attacker will only rest once she’s dead.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle















Regan Harris Romantic Mystery Series Boxed Set : Books 1-3 by [Wood, Kelly]The Regan Harris Romantic Mystery Boxed Set of PROFIT AND LOSS, HERE AND GONE, and LOST AND FOUND!

Regan Harris is foot loose and fancy free. She takes life as it comes and tries to enjoy every minute of it. Unfortunately, murder and mayhem seem to follow her everywhere she goes. Follow Regan as she fumbles her way through love and mystery!

PROFIT AND LOSS: Regan Harris lives her life full of adventure and fun, but when her long-time love pops the question, she panics. Regan runs back to her favorite city, Chicago, seeking friends and advice only to walk into a murder investigation, intrigue, and her ex-boyfriend. The one who broke her heart and soul. Regan is caught between love, friends, and murder. Who will she choose? And, will she solve the mystery before her time runs out?

HERE AND GONE: Regan Harris wants life to return to normal after her whirlwind Chicago stop. What starts as a quick work trip to Las Vegas turns into a never-ending nightmare of close calls, salon mishaps, and bombs. Will Regan find her way through with Gray at her side?

LOST AND FOUND: With her wedding behind her, and her honeymoon about to begin, Regan Harris thought she had it all. Until she watches her groom get stabbed and kidnapped in front of her eyes. Now Regan is on a mad dash to find Gray. She calls on the only help she can. A man from her past. Her ex, Ben. Regan knows Ben won’t let the confines of the law stop him. She thinks it’s what she needs. But, what will the cost be to bring Ben back into her life? Will she regret her decision? Or, will it be too late to turn back? But ultimately, will they find Gray?

With a touch of romance, a dash of humor, and a lot of cozy, these books will find a place in your heart. Read now!  (Amazon)

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Five Charm Fire : A Paranormal Cozy Mystery (Western Woods Mystery Book 5) by [Silver, Samantha]Out of the Frying Pan…

When one of Sara’s new friends and a fellow competitor in the broom flying competition is killed, Tina and the squad are immediately on the case. After all, the Chief Enforcer in Desert Plains seems more interested in his town’s reputation than actually finding the killer. And with Tina honing in on the identity of her coven, she finds that she’s getting more questions than answers.

Tina’s trying to convince herself that everything is fine, even as she feels like she’s wading through a minefield. And how are the citizens of Western Woods going to react when they find out she and Kyran are seeing each other?

Will Tina be able to find the killer – and unlock the secrets to her own past – before the killer decides she’s getting too close to the truth?

Five Charm Fire is the fifth book in the Western Woods mystery series of full-length, humorous paranormal cozy mystery novels.  (Amazon)

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Payout: The Scent of Money (Sierra the Search Dog Book 6) by [Calkins, Robert]

A series of random deaths. A search dog with a nose for trouble. And two teenagers threatened by a mystery they’re determined to unravel. 18-year old Bryce Finn is the youngest Search and Rescue dog handler in Washington state. And thanks to the extraordinary nose of his golden retriever Sierra, he’s also one of the best. When Sierra sniffs out a possible crime scene during a routine potty break, Bryce trusts his dog—and reports the discovery to law enforcement.At first, the hit-and-run Sierra uncovers looks like just another in a series of accidental deaths. But as Bryce and Sierra, along with Bryce’s girlfriend Katie and her search-dog-in-training Magnum, follow a trail of bodies from the Washington wilderness to a rushing river to a homeless camp, their suspicions grow. Is there some connection between these unexplained deaths? And if there is, can Bryce and Sierra sniff out the killer before the killer finds them – especially with the worst detective on the force questioning their every move? Packed with action, adventure, and more than a little puppy love, PAYOUT will keep you guessing until the explosive final moments.  (Amazon)

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When it Rains it Pours (A Darcy Sweet Cozy Mystery Book 25) by [Emrick, K.J.]A Family Heirloom… a sick Child… and another Murder to Solve!

There’s a lot going on in Darcy Sweet’s life right now and she is beginning to feel just a little overwhelmed. Like everything is coming at her all at once.

She feels that the saying, ‘When it rains, it pours’ couldn’t be any more apt.

Her precious daughter, Colby, is sick with a mysterious ailment and the doctors aren’t able to work out what it is.

While caring for her daughter, she receives a package from her mother with a mystery of its own hidden within.

If that isn’t enough for her to deal with, her husband Jon has a seemingly unsolvable murder to contend with.

Aunt Millie is no help at all with her cryptic advice and even Smudge sends a warning from the other side. It’s almost too much for Darcy to bear.

But it wouldn’t be Misty Hollow if the mysterious wasn’t all around, now would it?

When it Rains it Pours is the twenty-fifth book in the Darcy Sweet Cozy Mystery series. If you love cozy mysteries with paranormal, and a touch of romance you’ll love the Darcy Sweet Cozy Mystery series.

Pick up When it Rains it Pours to read Darcy’s latest adventure today!  (Amazon)

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Grounds for Death (The Magic Bean Paranormal Cozy Book 2) by [Summers, Natalie]Managing a coffee shop isn’t as easy as it seems on TV. Neither is magic. Or murder. Lou’s got her hands full. When her new BFF’s father confesses to a murder she’s sure he didn’t commit, Lou is determined to get to the truth. But with all evidence pointing in his direction, it seems hopeless. Until someone else dies and it turns out nothing is as it seems.

Struggling to get her business off the ground, Lou turns a trailer into a coffee shop on wheels for a coveted spot at the famed Arts in the Park. It’s almost fun, even. That is, until the trailer starts moving itself and items begin to disappear.

One thing’s for sure, with a murderer on the loose, Lou’s life is at risk. Even the new vision magic she’s been learning can only help her see so far. The more she digs into her own history, the more secrets she finds that were better left undisturbed. And when her not-quite-a-boyfriend’s daughter starts showing signs of magic, her life is about to get even more complicated.

Can Lou find the killer before the killer finds her?  (Amazon)

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The Demi-Tasse Début: A Lora Weaver Mini-Mystery (prequel) (The Lora Weaver Series Book 0) by [Leen, Katy]Lora Weaver is not in the habit of spying on people. It’s rude. It’s unseemly. It’s an invasion of privacy.

It’s also almost impossible to avoid in a crowded café when a handsome stranger sets to scribbling secrets into a journal mere inches away from her croissant and mochaccino glacé. Secrets she has no business knowing. Which is just as well since the scribbles are in French and her skills in the language verge on lost-in-translation territory.

Not that anyone watching would know that. Anyone watching would think Lora knows plenty. Which Lora soon realizes when her new life in a new city plunges into a mélange of suspicious strangers, backstreet barters, and sweet secrets.

Find out how Lora Weaver met bestie Camille Caron and future ex-cop boss Laurent in The Demi-Tasse Début, a Lora Weaver mini-mystery prequel. Pull up a chair and hold on to your mochaccino, this one could get sticky:)

�� Lora Weaver Books in Order: ��
The Demi-Tasse Début (prequel mini-mystery)
The First Faux Pas
The Nearly Nixed Noël (mini-mystery)
The Pas de Deux
The Lost Love Liaison (mini-mystery)
The Ménage à Trois

Book Sets:
The Lora Weaver Bundle (3 stories in 1 collection — The First Faux Pas, The Nearly Nixed Noël, & The Pas de Deux)

Hope you enjoy the series:)
katy  (Amazon)

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Magickal Mystery Lore (An Abracadabra Mystery Book 4) by [Pape, Sharon]Praise for Magick & Mayhem, the first Abracadabra mystery

“Magic, Merlin, and murder are a great mix for this fun debut cozy.”
—Lynn Cahoon, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author
“A charming, must-read mystery with enchanting characters.”—Rose Pressey, USA Todaybestselling author
“Spellbinding, with magical prose, a wizardly plot, and a charming sleuth.”
—Janet Bolin, Agatha-nominated author of the national bestselling Threadville mysteries
 This spells trouble . . .
The New Camel Day Fair is a fun-filled event for residents of this upstate New York town. Kailyn Wilde, a modern-day witch of ancient lineage, leaves her potion shop, Abracadabra—and her feline familiar, Sashkatu—to attend with her fortune-telling Aunt Tilly. Joining them is legendary wizard Merlin, who’s discovering new pleasures of time-traveling to the modern world, including curly fries and kettle corn—but the appeal of the Tilt-a-Wheel is beyond his mystical imagination.

The real wild ride begins later, when neighboring sweet shop owner Lolly rushes into Abracadabra with news about a dead body. The victim has one of Lolly’s fudge knives stuck in her back, but in spite of the sticky evidence, Lolly is only one of several suspects with ample motive and opportunity. Meanwhile, Merlin’s research into old family scrolls and electromagnetic ley lines is causing some unusual mix-ups. As the two investigations collide, Kailyn will have to do everything in her power to prevent disaster…

“Pape has a sure‑handed balance of humor and action.” 
—Julie Hyzy, New York Times bestselling author  (Amazon)

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