New Releases For The Week Of January 19th, 2020–Part 4

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of January 19th, 2020. I am going to divide the list into 4 days because there are so very many of them for the 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.

 

 

The Last Minute Murder: A 1920s Mystery Romance (Lola Rose Mysteries Book Five) by [Reid, C. Jane]Newly returned to London after settling family affairs in West Texas, Lola is looking forward to the second annual New Year’s Eve Gala at the Regal Rose Hotel. She has the perfect dress, but she needs the perfect date. When she finds that the handsome Detective Inspector Arthur Blythe is not available, she turns to his older brother, Harry, who is happy to escort her. But when Harry stumbles during the final dance before midnight, it isn’t from too much champagne. He’s been stabbed.

Who would want to harm the amiable Lord Harry Blythe? As Lola attempts to help solve the mystery, the Blythe family suddenly circle the wagons and not even Arthur will let her in. Lola, however, has come to care too much for the Blythes to watch from afar. Fortunately she finds an accomplice willing to defy the family. Can Lola and her friends uncover the secrets the Blythe family wants to keep buried so they can find the culprit who wants Harry dead?

Check into the Regal Rose Hotel, the posh and elegant hotel catering to the rich, famous, and eccentric in Jazz Age London. Get a manicure at the salon, have a soak at the Turkish bath, and join Lola Rose and her companions as they indulge in jazz, cocktails, romance, and mysteries.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Somerset Case (A Markham Sisters Cozy Mystery Novella Book 19) by [Xarissa, Diana]Everyone enjoys getting flowers, especially around Valentine’s Day, but Stacey, the waitress at the local café, is less than happy with the ones she’s been getting. Someone has been sending her flowers anonymously every day since the first of February, and she’s had enough.

The cards with the flowers have been getting increasingly sinister, but Stacey is reluctant to bother the local police constable with her problem. Instead, she shares her thoughts about the flowers and some possible senders with Janet and Joan Markham. The sisters own the local bed and breakfast, and Janet helped Stacey in the past when she was out of work.

Once the Markhams hear Stacey’s story, they insist on ringing the police. Constable Robert Parsons takes the matter very seriously, suggesting that Stacey quit working and find somewhere else to stay until after Valentine’s Day.

Can the sisters help Robert work out who is sending the flowers? Can they keep Stacey safe if she comes to stay in one of their guest rooms? And why is Michael Donaldson, Joan’s boyfriend, seemingly avoiding her?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crepes and Crimes (Mad Batter Cozy Mystery Series Book 2) by [Barker, Constance]The Best Man is a Dead Man

Coco is trying to get her Mad Batter Bakery off the ground by catering the engagement party of one of the wealthy families in town. But when the best man ends up dead on the bottom of one of her catering carts, Coco wonders if she’ll ever be free of the taint of discovering the dearly departed.

Stella and Vivian are ready to help, but these old girls might be more trouble than Coco bargained for.

And when Coco attempts sleuthing on her own, will she be next on the victim list?

Not if handsome deputy Logan has anything to say about it. Coco can be infuriating with her amateur detective skills, but Logan can’t stay mad at her for long. Is a blooming romance in the cards for Coco?

Coco finds herself in a sticky situation when two men in her life are in danger. Can she save the day or make more trouble for them?

***Find out in the 2nd book in the Mad Batter Bakery Cozy Mystery Series***  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Her Deadly Defender (Securitech Inc. Series Book 2) by [Shuey, Kari]You can leave this world behind through the pages of a book, but what do you do when reality has become so deadly there’s no escaping it?

Emily Hart owns a boutique bookstore, and her life is far from exciting. As she struggles to keep the floundering business afloat, she soon finds herself immersed within a mystery that could only be found in story books.

What starts with a dead body in her hotel room spins out of control as Emily discovers she’s being watched. Multiple attempts on her life push her to her limit and she must learn to trust the one person who appears more dangerous than those after her—Max Locke.

Max is a highly skilled bodyguard who does what it takes to keep his clients safe- even if it means taking a few lives in the process. The task of surveilling Emily was a simple request, all he had to do was report her activity to his boss. His strategy of keeping his distance is thrown out the window when his assignment morphs into protective services. Additionally, no one will tell him the reason she needed supervision in the first place which only adds to his frustration.

When Max finds himself developing feelings for Emily, keeping her safe becomes more than just a job. Will he unearth the source of her threats before it’s too late?

Will he ever become more than just her deadly defender?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cat With One Eye Closed Mystery (Ronin Flash Fiction Book 12) by [Higgins, Kristie Lynn]Type: flash fiction about 700 words
Cat With One Eye Closed Mystery is a free Kindle Unlimited cozy mystery book and part of the Ronin Flash Fiction series. Maji… a world fusing East and West cultures, during an era before the emergence of the steam engine. The sword was the ultimate weapon and brought order to the planet under the Emperor. Enter this alternate reality and see a fusing of two cultures. Travel through the world of ‘Ronin: Have Sword-Will Travel’ and see a glimpse of the age of the samurai full of intrigue and suspense.

Ronin: Have Sword-Will Travel Mystery Series:
1. The Missing Japanese Chin Mystery ( A Dog Gone Missing )

Ronin Flash Fiction Series:
1. The Tea Set Mystery ( Craft Of Tea, Not Brewing Coffee )
2. The Koi Pond Murder Mystery ( Fish Of Intrigue )
3. A Bit Of Sweet Spice Mystery ( Baking Mystery Into Cooking )
4. The Rice Paddy Murder Mystery ( Food, Baking, And Cooking With Oil Of Mystery )
5. Midnight Blue Valerian Murder Mystery ( A Flower And A Strawberry Of Suspense )
6. Killer Azure Hornet Murder Mystery ( Bug Of A Thriller And An Insect Mystery )
7. Calico Japanese Bobtail Cat Mystery ( Catnap! Kitty Missing! Kitten in trouble mysteries with cats)
8. Ivory Jade Cat Statue Mystery ( Stolen kitty-cat statue )
9. Scarlet Ibis Fever Murder Mystery ( infectious contagion )
10. Scarlet Lovers Murder Mystery ( death of a merchant )
11. I Spy With My Little Cat’s Eye Mystery ( a stray cat is a witness to a crime )
12. Cat With One Eye Closed Mystery ( rare feline coins cat mystery)

The ronin must solve a mystery surrounding the thief of rare gold coins. Very quick reads, so sit back and enjoy this free kindle unlimited mysteries story. Meet the mysterious ronin detective who with sword in hand solves mysteries and helps those in need.

The Ronin: Have Sword-Will Travel Mystery book series is action mixed with mystery with a slash of thriller thrown in. Be immersed in an alternate reality of the Japanese culture of the samurai mixed with a steampunk era of the American Wild West. Action-adventure thriller in a parallel world. An alternate history of Japan. An alternate reality with action adventure mysteries.

New to Flash Fiction? Flash Fiction are very very short books to tickle your fancy. They are a great way to see a writer’s style and be introduced to the worlds they create and envision. These flash fiction pieces are part of a kindle unlimited mystery series so check them all out. Samurai detective and ronin gumshoe all rolled into one. Enjoy female sleuths mysteries then check out this crime thriller series.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Hammer And The Egg Murder Mystery (Ronin Flash Fiction Book 13) by [Higgins, Kristie Lynn]

Type: flash fiction about 615 words
The Hammer And The Egg Murder Mystery is a free Kindle Unlimited cozy mystery book and part of the Ronin Flash Fiction series. A recipe for murder. Maji… a world fusing East and West cultures, during an era before the emergence of the steam engine. The sword was the ultimate weapon and brought order to the planet under the Emperor. Enter this alternate reality and see a fusing of two cultures. Travel through the world of ‘Ronin: Have Sword-Will Travel’ and see a glimpse of the age of the samurai full of intrigue and suspense.

Ronin: Have Sword-Will Travel Mystery Series:
1. The Missing Japanese Chin Mystery ( A Dog Gone Missing )

Ronin Flash Fiction Series:
1. The Tea Set Mystery ( Craft Of Tea, Not Brewing Coffee )
2. The Koi Pond Murder Mystery ( Fish Of Intrigue )
3. A Bit Of Sweet Spice Mystery ( Baking Mystery Into Cooking )
4. The Rice Paddy Murder Mystery ( Food, Baking, And Cooking With Oil Of Mystery )
5. Midnight Blue Valerian Murder Mystery ( A Flower And A Strawberry Of Suspense )
6. Killer Azure Hornet Murder Mystery ( Bug Of A Thriller And An Insect Mystery )
7. Calico Japanese Bobtail Cat Mystery ( Catnap! Kitty Missing! Kitten in trouble mysteries with cats)
8. Ivory Jade Cat Statue Mystery ( Stolen kitty-cat statue )
9. Scarlet Ibis Fever Murder Mystery ( infectious contagion )
10. Scarlet Lovers Murder Mystery ( death of a merchant )
11. I Spy With My Little Cat’s Eye Mystery ( a stray cat is a witness to a crime )
12. Cat With One Eye Closed Mystery ( rare feline coins cat mystery)
13. The Hammer And The Egg Murder Mystery ( man dead beside poached egg cooking up some murder )
14. Who Is Guilty? The Kitten Or The Puppy Murder Mystery ( young cat and dog stand accused )

The ronin must solve the murder of a man beside a poached egg. Cooking up some murder. Very quick reads, so sit back and enjoy this free kindle unlimited mysteries story. Meet the mysterious ronin detective who with sword in hand solves mysteries and helps those in need.

The Ronin: Have Sword-Will Travel Mystery book series is action mixed with mystery with a slash of thriller thrown in. Be immersed in an alternate reality of the Japanese culture of the samurai mixed with a steampunk era of the American Wild West. Action-adventure thriller in a parallel world. An alternate history of Japan. An alternate reality with action adventure mysteries.

New to Flash Fiction? Flash Fiction are very very short books to tickle your fancy. They are a great way to see a writer’s style and be introduced to the worlds they create and envision. These flash fiction pieces are part of a kindle unlimited mystery series so check them all out. Samurai detective and ronin gumshoe all rolled into one. Enjoy female sleuths mysteries then check out this crime thriller series.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Medium's Tale (A Lost Souls Lane Mystery Book 5) by [Huss, Erin]My name is Zoe Lane, and I see dead people.

At least…I used to.

Communications with the “other side” are down, and I have no idea why. This couldn’t have come at a worst time because the town’s pharmacist, Mr. Sanders, has just been murdered. Police have all but closed the case because the evidence overwhelmingly points to one person. Problem is, my medium senses are telling me there’s more to the story.  I may not know for sure who pulled the trigger, but I do know things aren’t lining up and there are plenty of people who wanted the victim dead. Of course, no one is listening to me because I’m the town’s resident nut job.

Looks like I’ll have to find the killer myself, which would be a heck of a lot easier if my paranormal gifts weren’t on the fritz. This has never happened to me before, and thanks to extensive research (fine, I Googled it) I do have a few theories as to what might be going on. And if any of my theories pan out, Mr. Sanders could be the last spirit I ever help.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The House on the Lake: Read the new spellbinding thriller from the bestselling author of Day of the Accident by [Ellwood, Nuala]No matter how far you run . . .

 

He’s never far behind

 

‘Gripping, poignant’ Rosamund Lupton

‘Eerily haunting’ Jane Corry

‘I literally couldn’t put it down’ Emma Curtis

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Lisa needs to disappear. And her friend’s rambling old home in the wilds of Yorkshire seems like the perfect place. It’s miles away from the closest town, and no one there knows her or her little boy, Joe.

But when a woman from the local village comes to visit them, Lisa realizes that she and Joe aren’t as safe as she thought.

What secrets have Rowan Isle House – and her friend – kept hidden all these years?

And what will Lisa have to do to survive, when her past finally catches up with her?

 

**BUY THE NEW SPELLBINDING THRILLER FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF DAY OF THE ACCIDENTAND MY SISTER’S BONES**

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WHAT THEY’RE SAYING ABOUT NUALA ELLWOOD

‘Rivals The Girl on the Train (and beats it for style)’ Observer

‘From start to finish this exciting thriller kept you guessing. What a page turner with all the unexpected twists right until the end…A thoroughly good read’ Netgalley Reviewer

‘Brilliantly compulsive and with one hell of a twist!’ Claire Douglas

‘Ellwood instantly creates a creepy, intense atmosphere…it is utter perfection’ Netgalley Reader

‘Makes you question everything you thought you knew’ Emma Kavanagh

‘What a great book! It’s got everything a good thriller needs, a creepy old house, a remote location, some great complex characters and lots of perfectly timed twists and turns’ Netgalley Reader

‘You won’t see the big twist coming in this haunting thriller’ Daily Express

‘Compelling characters and an often heart wrenching narrative’ Netgalley Reader

‘Creepy and deliciously atmospheric, this page-turner has it all – twists and turns and a powerful emotional punch’ Teresa Driscoll

‘Perfectly paced, Nuala takes the reader down a mysterious and gripping path of intrigue and builds the characters with such beautiful depth’ Netgalley Reader  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Careless Whiskers (Cat in the Stacks Mystery Book 12) by [James, Miranda]When librarian Charlie Harris’ daughter is falsely accused of murder, he and his faithful feline Diesel must leap forward to crack the case in this all-new installment in the New York Times bestselling series.  

Charlie Harris has sworn off investigating murder and mayhem after a recent close call. Instead, he’s delighted to cheer on his daughter, Laura, who’s starring in a production of Careless Whispers. The theater department at Athena College is debuting the play written by a fledgling playwright with local connections and Charlie’s son-in-law, Frank Salisbury, will be calling the directorial shots.

Laura is upset to learn that Luke Lombardi, an overbearing actor she knew from her time in Hollywood will also be taking part in the production as a guest artist. Lombardi arrives with an entourage in tow and promptly proceeds to annoy everyone involved with the production. When he collapses and dies on stage, after drinking from a glass Laura handed him, she becomes the chief suspect in his murder.

Charlie knows his daughter is innocent, and  he’s not going to let anyone railroad his little girl. So,  despite his intentions to put his amateur sleuthing days behind him, Charlie has to take center stage, and with Diesel’s help, shine a  spotlight on the real killer.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Murder at the Manor: A Northwest Cozy Mystery (Northwest Cozy Mystery Series Book 12) by [Harman, Dianne]Cecil Boatwright-Jones was the epitome of a crotchety old man
So crotchety he was murdered
After all, when you’re worth millions
And you won’t spend a dime
On your run-down English manor, Little Dockery
Or your family
Or anything else
Maybe murder is the answer
But it’s never acceptable

DeeDee and Jake wish they’d never left Seattle to accept a case in the village of Finchingfield , England. What started out as a wonderful excuse to spend some time in Europe quickly becomes a nightmare. Staying in a manor that has over one hundred rooms and a lot of secrets doesn’t make for pleasant dreams.

When everyone hates a man, finding people with a motive is not a problem. What is a problem is too many suspects with very good reasons to commit murder. DeeDee and Jake have another problem. If they don’t find the murderer, there’s a good chance they’ll be the next victims.

This is the 12th book in the Northwest Cozy Mystery Series by a two-time USA Today Bestselling Author.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dicing Up Disaster (Little Dog Diner Book 6) by [Lyn, Emmie, Bay, Blueberry]Another day, another murder. At least that’s what it’s beginning to feel like in the small coastal town of Misty Harbor.

Who’d have ever guessed that owning the Little Dog Diner would put me right in the middle of deadly plot after deadly plot? No sooner had I put the last big mystery to bed, then another shows up at the diner’s doorstep—literally.

Soaking wet and shaking with fright, this peculiar stranger tells me she and her enormous Newfoundland companion leapt overboard to escape a killer. Helping her stay safe will put me directly in the line of fire, but it’s also the right thing to do. Can my Jack Russell terrier, Pip, and I save our two newest visitors from the already rolling wheels of fate and manage to keep the diner afloat?

We’ve never failed before, but then again we’ve never quite faced a case like this…  (Amazon)

Editions Available, Kindle

New Releases For The Week Of January 19th, 2020–Part 3

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of January 19th, 2020. I am going to divide the list into 4 days because there are so very many of them for the 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 Mysterious World of Sherlock Holmes by [Wexler, Bruce]The Illustrated Guide to the Famous Cases, Infamous Adversaries, and Ingenious Methods of the Great Detective. 

Over a century since his first appearance in print, Sherlock Holmes remains an iconic figure today. This unique companion is a collector’s dream, allowing fans to delve into the criminal environment of foggy, gas-lit Victorian London-the world of the all-time greatest detective. The book brings to life the elements of Holmes’s success, the crime scene of his day, his history in film and television, and the present-day Holmes legacy. Featured throughout are famous figures such as Holmes’s faithful sidekick, Dr. Watson; his nemesis, Professor Moriarity; and Sherlock Holmes creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Filled with more than 150 images-many of the works by the great original illustrators of Conan Doyle’s stories-this volume presents an excellent mix of information to satisfy legions of Holmes collectors, mystery fans, and historians fascinated by a bygone era.

Through detailed text and over 150 specially researched archive illustrations, the unique volume:

  • Documents the greatest mysteries, methods of deduction, and notorious criminals found in the Holmes canon.
  • Brings to startling life the Victorian London crime scene that compromised the detective’s fascinating world.
  • Examines the various media manifestations of the stories, including their history in print and film and television adaptations.
  • Invites you to read the tales again with newfound insight.  (Amazon)
  • Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Game of Bones: A Cozy Witch Mystery (Magic Market Mysteries Book 3) by [Johnson, Erin]A murder at a costume party. A boat full of suspects. What will she do when a body drops and the masks stay up?

Pet psychic Jolene could use a break from hiding her flawed powers. So when her cop crush and his lie-detecting dog invite her to a masked Policeman’s Ball on a boat, she dives in head-first. But the problems from her past return when the officer of the year turns up dead.

Working to lay bare the murderer, Jolene discovers both the man who broke her heart and the woman who cursed her are onboard… and engaged to be married. But her troubled history threatens to blow her cover as she combs through a conga line of potential culprits — including the ghost of a deceased sea captain.

Can Jolene expose the cop’s killer when she’s still under a crippling curse?

Game of Bones is the third book in the playful Magic Market paranormal cozy mystery series. If you like charming characters, surprising twists and turns, and enchanting seaside settings, then you’ll love Erin Johnson’s mystical tale.

Buy Game of Bones to pull back a villain’s veil today!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fais Do Do Die: The Big Uneasy Book Five by [Jones, Pauline Baird]He kicks down doors, and she serves hors d’oeuvres. And the Big Uneasy delivers them both a huge helping of high stakes danger—and a chance at romance.
A happy ending skeptic and caterer, Sarah Burland has a high profile gig at a fundraiser. It’s a coup for her catering company until murder kills the party spirit and triggers a hostage situation.
SWAT Team Member Calvin Baker’s job cost him his marriage. He’s done with romance—even if he does find himself taking an interest in a family friend, Sarah, from time to time. He’s sure his feelings are platonic until he finds out she’s caught in a hostage situation.
Cal’s team affects a rescue, but Sarah’s troubles aren’t over. The victim’s friends—and enemies—keep trouble cooking, and the deeper they dig, the more confusing things get—and the more their attraction to each other grows.
Can the cook and the cop survive long enough to work out their differences? Take a ride into another installment in the engaging Big Uneasy series and find out!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Mitford Scandal: A Mitford Murders Mystery (The Mitford Murders Book 3) by [Fellowes, Jessica]In the third book in the Mitford Murders series, lady’s maid Louisa Cannon accompanies Diana Mitford into a turbulent late 1920s Europe.

The year is 1928, and after the death of a maid at a glamorous society party, fortune heir Bryan Guinness seizes life and proposes to eighteen-year-old Diana, most beautiful of the six Mitford sisters. The maid’s death is ruled an accident, and the newlyweds put it behind them to begin a whirlwind life zipping between London’s Mayfair, chic Paris and hedonistic Berlin. Accompanying Diana as her lady’s maid is Louisa Cannon, as well as a coterie of friends, family and hangers on, from Nancy Mitford to Evelyn Waugh.

When a second victim is found in Paris in 1931, Louisa begins to see links with the death of the maid two years previously. Now she must convince the Mitford sisters that a murderer could be within their midst . . . all while shadows darken across Europe, and within the heart of Diana Mitford herself.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blood Upon the Snow (The Mark East Mysteries Book 1) by [Lawrence, Hilda]

‘Evil,’ she went on gently, ‘finds a rich ground here. There’s so few folks about it gets a chance to grow.’

Private investigator Mark East has been invited to Crestwood, the elegant country estate nervous archaeologist Joseph Stoneman has made his winter retreat. It seems Stoneman thinks Mark East a private secretary, but its seems he might be more in need of a private detective.

After as a winter storm snows in the grand manor, the dread-filled atmosphere of the house begins to take its toll on Mark. And when the guests in the house begin suspiciously dying, he can’t deny there is something sinister afoot in Crestwood.

Cut off from any possibility of outside help, Mark must solve these murders before any one else in the house dies.

Blood Upon the Snow is a selection from the Haycraft-Queen Definitive Library of Crime and is also part of Agora Books’ Uncrowned Queens of Crime series. It was first published in 1944.

PRAISE FOR BLOOD UPON THE SNOW

‘Miss Lawrence creates horror atmosphere with good skill, the hard way, with a light touch that leaves no brush marks. A few snowflakes, the mere suggestion of sinister sound, the barest hint of screaming silence, and the reader’s hackles come away from his collar.’ — The New York Times Book Review

‘Smooth handling by East – and the author.’ — Kirkus  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Guard's Last Watch (A Bexley Squires Mystery Book 3) by [Avery, Quinn]

A puzzling excursion, a jewelry heist, and a veteran’s mistakes. Traumatized after her last case, Bexley Squires merely hopes to rebuild a solid reputation as Papaya Springs newest P.I. When Brewer Hawkins, her former high school classmate turned sexy biker, ends up in Mexico with amnesia, she can’t turn her back on him.

Framed for a crime he didn’t commit, Brewer is just the cherry on Bexley’s rapidly melting sundae. It’s on her to save her BFF’s career, and Bexley’s ex-boyfriend, detective Grayson Rivers, refuses to move on alone.

With a to-do list rising faster than the cost of living in Papaya Springs, finding out she might be falling for a wanted felon is the least of her worries. The suspects have noticed her probing and she needs to stop them—before Brewer’s next on their list.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Janes: An Alice Vega Novel by [Luna, Louisa]“Lead character Alice Vega is sensational–I want to see lots more of her.”–Lee Child

The electric follow-up to Louisa Luna’s acclaimed thriller Two Girls Down, featuring private investigators Alice Vega and Max Caplan.

On the outskirts of San Diego, the bodies of two young women are discovered. They have no names, no IDs, and no family looking for them. Fearing the possibility of a human trafficking ring, the police and FBI reach out to Alice Vega, a private investigator known for finding the missing, for help in finding out who the Janes were–and finding the others who are missing.
Alice Vega is a powerful woman whose determination is matched only by her intellect, and, along with her partner Cap, she will stop at nothing to find the Janes before it is too late.
Louisa Luna is writing new classics of crime fiction, and her partnership of Vega and Cap is rightfully joining the pantheon of the most memorable in crime fiction.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Devil Ball Mysteries Boxed Set (Authors in Disguise) by [Babylon, Blair]Three brand-new cozy mysteries from the Grand Duchess of Royal Romantic Suspense, Blair Babylon!

One Mini-Mystery: The Mystery of the Missing Crystal Golf Ball. At the Canterbury Golf Club’s monthly luncheon for prospective members, retired kindergarten teacher and Lady Captain Beatrice Yates is horrified when a crystal golf ball that had been owned by the great golfer Bobby Jones goes missing. Accusing the prospective members of stealing the priceless golf relic will surely insult them and they will stomp out, thus helping the thief escape.

Full-Length Mystery Novel: A Murder at the Country Club. On the night of the Canterbury Golf Club’s First Annual Glow-ball Golf Tournament, Lady Captain Beatrice Yates argues with Rudolph “Ruddy” Agani in front of all the members and specially invited guests because Ruddy can’t get along with anyone. When Ruddy is found murdered on the club’s seventeenth hole soon after, Beatrice becomes the prime suspect. Even her best friend and golf partner, Trudi, struggles to defend her.

Full-Length Mystery Novel: A Murder at the Devils Ball. Retired kindergarten teacher and Lady Captain Beatrice “Bee” Yates is in charge of the Canterbury Golf Club’s annual Halloween masquerade party, the Devil’s Ball. A storm blows up and wipes out the clubhouse’s road, stranding the partygoers at the club for the night, and one of the guests winds up dead at the bottom of a staircase. Everyone assumes a terrible accident occurred in the fatal fall of the vivacious and flirtatious Vanessa, but Bee suspects foul play.

Get this special boxed set before it escapes into the night, never to be seen again!

All three titles in this boxed set were previously published with the same titles under the author pseudonym Jessa Archer.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Sign of Seven: Cozy Private Investigator Series (Flora Lively Mysteries Book 3) by [Phillips, Joanne]See no evil … hear no evil

Flora Lively’s new job at the White & Co Museum of Antiquities takes a deadly turn when a body is discovered in a packing crate – the very crate Flora sealed shut only hours earlier.

When a priceless artifact is discovered missing the next day, museum owner Jasmine White fears that the curse of the ‘Seventh Tablet of Lamassu’ has come to pass. Flora is called upon to investigate, but this – her first official case – is set to be her most challenging yet. As the stakes get higher, the threat moves closer to home. This time, Flora may be truly out of her depth …

Murder and mystery sprinkled with humour and romance in this fast-paced cozy mystery set in the heart of England.

Book 3 in the Flora Lively private investigator series.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DOWN AND DEAD, INC. BOXED SET by [Hinze, Vicki]

 

A boxed set of the complete Down and Dead, Inc. series. Humor, romance and suspense all conspire and step into the world of serious issues and quirky characters who see or know too much and find themselves in situations where, to live, they’ve got to die. Yet dying right takes practice!  And a unique band of friends…  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cupcakes and a Casualty (Taste of Magic Book 1) by [McGee, Kat]Nothing’s worse than a witch who can’t magic.

Add baking disasters, a murder and a severe onset of wishcraft? Neither Willow Hollow nor Harper Dade may ever be the same.

The discovery of the body in the middle of the cupcake creation class threatens to ruin their tourist season. Taste of Magic Bakery’s reputation is under attack. And Harper’s fresh start in the magic-imbued town crumbles.

As if things can’t get any worse, Bub the cat shows up as her familiar. And since it’s the night of the full moon, by all things witchy, the pesky feline has a lot to say, like “Trouble rode a broomstick down Main Street and is here to stay.”  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Murder Preheated and Dished (Curvy Soul Mysteries Book 6) by [Kane, Zoey, Kane, Claire]

 

 

 

Did someone order a double murder on the go?

Gia and her fiance Tony thought all would be peaceful once again in their hometown, Greenville. That is, until they both receive death threats, and a woman who strangely looks a lot like Gia is murdered. Is this revenge by the mobster Giovannis? Or is it a crazy fan of Gia’s new chef celebrity status?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

New Releases For The Week Of January 19th, 2020–Part 2

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of January 19th, 2020. I am going to divide the list into 4 days because there are so very many of them for the 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.

 

When Curse Comes to Love (Magical Midway Paranormal Cozy Mysteries Book 8) by [Leeds, Leanne]The last two paranormal circuses.
A marriage of inconvenience
Can Charlotte and Gunther bring their worlds together—before everything falls apart?

With the citizens of the Magical Midway and the Makepeace Circus at each other’s throats, Charlotte and Gunther find themselves unexpected newlyweds abruptly put in charge of an unanticipated melding of historic enemies. As Ms. Elkins and Roland Makepeace duke it out for the new couple’s allegiance and familiars Samson and Delilah fight it out for control, both circuses are sent into a panic when all of the Galenite witch cats disappear overnight.

Can Charlotte come to terms with her accidental marriage, join her circus with Gunther’s, and find out what happened to the Galenite witches?

Or does the cats’ disappearance indicate that the 13th Witch prophecy wasn’t really resolved at all?

When Curse Comes to Love is the eighth book in the spellbinding Magical Midway paranormal cozy mystery series. If you like colorful characters, supernatural circuses, and twisty mysteries, then you’ll love Leanne Leeds’ show-stopping tales.

The Magical Midway Paranormal series contains an overarching paranormal plot that builds from one book to the next. While each book’s mystery can be read and appreciated as a stand-alone, the series should be read in order to be fully enjoyed.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Entitled To Kill (St. Marin's Cozy Mystery Series Book 2) by [Bookens, ACF]A dead dairy farmer, a family’s unkept secret, and an amateur sleuth on the case.

When bookstore owner Harvey Beckett wanders into the local farm-to-table shop, she isn’t expecting to stumble over the body of the neighborhood’s most-reviled farmer by the ice cream cooler. Soon, she finds herself embroiled in the hunt for his murderer, even when it puts her and her beloved hound Mayhem right in the path of a runaway combine. Harvey can’t let her sleuthing distract her too much though because she has her bookshop’s first author event to manage. It’s good a certain handsome mechanic is willing to lend a hand.

Entitled To Kill is the second book in the St. Marin’s Cozy Mystery Series by ACF Bookens.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Body Among the Roses: A 1920s Mystery (Mrs. Lillywhite Investigates Book 4) by [Queen, Emily]1920’s London

Rosemary Lillywhite has had a lot on her tea tray: murder, intrigue, and two men vying for her affections.

When her mother, Evelyn, calls and pleads with her to help put on a garden club fete, Rosemary begrudgingly agrees, never imagining that another murder investigation awaits her in the sleepy country village of Pardington. Or, that Evelyn has invited one of her suitors to the party.

When a body is found among the rose bushes, Rosemary must bail her mother out of a jam—all while trying to juggle two men, the budding relationship between her brother and her best friend, and Evelyn’s imminent nervous breakdown.

Book four in The Mrs. Lillywhite Investigates series.
Are you ready to escape to the roaring twenties? For fans of Beth Byers, Leighann Dobbs, and Lee Strauss.

A light, cozy mystery with no swearing, graphic scenes, or cliffhangers.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From the international number one bestseller comes the most clever and gripping thriller of 2019

It’s June 2008 and twenty-one-year-old Adam Lattimer vanishes, presumed dead. The strain of his disappearance breaks his already fragile family.

Ten years later, with his mother deceased and siblings scattered across the globe, Adam turns up unannounced at the family home. His siblings return reluctantly to Spanish Cove, but Adam’s reappearance poses more questions than answers. The past is a tangled web of deceit.

And, as tension builds, it’s apparent somebody has planned murderous revenge for the events of ten years ago.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Hardcover, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Turn to Stone: An Ellie Stone Mystery by [Ziskin, James W.]

 

This 1960s-era locked-room mystery takes Ellie Stone to Florence, Italy–a seemingly idyllic setting, which in this case has sinister undertones.

Florence, Italy, August 1963. In Italy to accept a posthumous award for her late father’s academic work, “girl reporter” Ellie Stone is invited to spend a weekend outside Florence with some of the scholars attending the symposium. A suspected rubella outbreak leaves the ten friends quarantined in the bucolic setting with little to do but tell stories to entertain themselves. Deciding to make the best of their confinement, the men and women spin tales, gorge themselves on fine Tuscan food and wine, and enjoy the delicious fruit of transient love. But the summer bacchanalia takes a menacing turn when the man who organized the symposium is fished out of the Arno. “Morto.” As long-buried secrets rise to the surface, Ellie must figure out if one or more of her newfound friends is capable of murder.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Murder on Poet's Hill (Ella Daniels Mystery Book 2) by [Whiting, J A]

This is book 2 in the Ella Daniels Mystery series by USA TODAY Bestselling Author J. A. Whiting.
Ella Daniels, a professor of American history at Green Hill University, comes from a family with many talents, and seeing ghosts is one of them.
When Ella’s brother, Ben, becomes worried about one of his friends, he and Ella go to check on the man and discover a terrible scene. What happened to Ben’s friend? Who is responsible? Is there a link between the incident and another mystery on Poet’s Hill?
With the help of their sister and a black cat named Raisin, will Ella and Ben and the rest of the family members find the answers before it is too late?
This story has ghosts and mild paranormal elements.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Haunting of The Briar Rose (A Riveting Haunted House Mystery Series Book 16) by [Finn, Skylar]

Jules is recovering from a recent failure when her mysterious uncle makes her an offer she can’t refuse: restore his bed and breakfast the Briar Rose.

When Jules inherits the Briar Rose bed and breakfast from her strange and mysterious uncle, she thinks it will be the opportunity of a lifetime for her and her husband, Paul. But Jules and Paul soon discover that the Briar Rose holds many secrets: one of them about the murders that took place a year prior, when two of the guests never checked out.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Vineyards of Champagne by [Blackwell, Juliet]Beneath the cover of France’s most exquisite vineyards, a city of women defy an army during World War I, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Carousel of Provence….

Deep within the labyrinth of caves that lies below the lush, rolling vineyards of the Champagne region, an underground city of women and children hums with life. Forced to take shelter from the unrelenting onslaught of German shellfire above, the bravest and most defiant women venture out to pluck sweet grapes for the harvest. But wine is not the only secret preserved in the cool, dark cellars…

In present day, Rosalyn Acosta travels to Champagne to select vintages for her Napa-based employer. Rosalyn doesn’t much care for champagne–or France, for that matter. Since the untimely death of her young husband, Rosalyn finds it a challenge to enjoy anything at all. But as she reads through a precious cache of WWI letters and retraces the lives lived in the limestone tunnels, Rosalyn will unravel a mystery hidden for decades…and find a way to savor her own life again.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No Obvious Cause: a gripping crime mystery (The Dublin Murder Mysteries Book 2) by [Keogh, Valerie]Could you solve the mystery?

A murder followed by a series of random, motiveless crimes leave Detective Garda Sergeant Mike West and his team puzzled.

When Edel Johnson arrives at the scene of a crime Mike is taken aback, more so when he discovers she is now working with a victim support group. He has feelings for her, but he is the garda who investigated her husband’s murder, and their relationship is complicated.

With crime in Dublin’s suburbs at an all-time high, and his superiors breathing down his neck, West doesn’t need the distraction.  But someone wants Edel out of the way, and it’s up to West to find out who…

No Obvious Cause is a murder mystery with a touch of romance, set in the Dublin suburbs. It’s the second book in the Dublin Murder mystery series, but can easily be read as a stand-alone. It will appeal to fans of authors such as Peter James, LJ Ross and Ruth Rendall.

*** This book was previously published under the title Close Ranks ***

Also available in the Dublin Murder mystery series:

Book 1: No Simple Death  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Beechwood Harbor Ghost Mysteries Boxed Set by [Garrett, Danielle]Welcome to Beechwood Harbor. A rustic, coastal town where paranormals live among humans, undetected — at least, so far.

Scarlet Sanderson isn’t a paranormal being per se, but she’s no stranger to things that go bump in the night. She’s had the ability to see and speak with ghosts since she was eight years old. Whether it’s a gift or a curse is still up for debate.

She moved to the picturesque town of Beechwood Harbor to open a flower shop and start a new life after years of being a nomad. What she didn’t expect to find was a town filled with witches, vampires, shape-shifters and ghosts. So, so many ghosts.

With her sarcastic ghost cat and a stately 20th-century gentleman by her side, she can take on the world. She just wishes that world would stop landing her in the middle of murder investigations. Cold case murders, reckless poltergeists, and depressed specters are becoming Scarlet’s new normal. But how in the Otherworld is she supposed to have any kind of real life when she’s stuck halfway between the world of the living and the dead?

This boxed set includes the first three books in the series, The Ghost Hunter Next DoorGhosts Gone Wild, and When Good Ghosts Get the Blues.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dotty Dabbles in Danger (Dotty Drinkwater Mystery Book 3) by [Ezzard, Diane]

 

Who is the mystery man trampled to death by cattle down at the farm?
Was it an accident or something more sinister?
Dotty and her friends stumble upon strange goings-on and can’t help but get involved. They get suspicious when they hear dogs barking and after the death of a puppy, start to investigate farmer Ned’s business dealings. Things are about to get a whole lot worse for Dotty.
Read all about her escapades and laugh out loud with her bumbling adventures in this cozy mystery. Dotty Dabbles in Danger is the third in the series but can be read as a standalone.
Check it out if you love books similar to Janet Evanovich and Faith Martin.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Milk & Croakies (Enchanting Inquiries Book 6) by [Cheever, Sam]Farmer Blue has lost his cows and doesn’t know where to find them. But Farmer blue has found guess who, to wrangle the magic that binds them.

I’m really not much of a country mouse. Up until recently, my idea of the great outdoors has been Enchanted Park in the center of the city. But my job is to wrangle magical artifacts. So, when a local farmer calls to tell me his dairy cows are disappearing and he thinks it’s the work of a rogue artifact…sigh…it appears I’m about to get a crash course in becoming a farm girl.

These cows haven’t just meandered away chewing their cuds. They’ve actually disappeared.

Poof!

As in here one minute, gone the next. Which means it’s up to me to don tall rubber boots and traverse the cow bumps…slog through the cow patties…and reach into the abyss to try to drag them back.

I’m not sure how the frog and the cat are going to help with this one. I really didn’t want to bring them along at all. But you know how insistent they can be…

Wait…where’s the frog? Has anybody seen my cat?

Slimy! Wicked! Where on earth have you gotten off to?

Poof?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

New Releases For The Week Of January 19th, 2020–Part 1

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of January 19th, 2020. I am going to divide the list into 4 days because there are so very many of them for the 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.

 

Something Wicked (Wicked Ways Book 2) by [Brice, Audrey]

Silver bullets, full moon.

I’m Elise Marybell Marple, owner of the magic shop Wicked Ways. When Jasmine Jeffreys, resident plant murderer turned botanist, shows up in my shop begging for a silver amulet and a pound of wolfsbane, I think nothing of it. She’s a strange one, after all. But then someone stole an old book from the library, and another customer made a strange request. Suddenly, everyone is seeing werewolves, and the town is speculating a list of suspects that includes Alex. I need to put a stop to the proverbial witch hunt before anyone gets hurt, but first I have to figure out what’s going on.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Hoarder of Treasures (Teatime Treasure Hunters Book 4) by [Cameron, N.L. ]

Helena Carson’s tea shop sells four things: piping hot tea, fresh-baked pastries, hand-picked antiques–and supernatural mystery! Having finally learned the name of the man seeking Cassandra’s Jewel, she and her friends Bettina, Jessamine and Gertrude face a shock when he has a second thief steal the jewel right out from under their noses. To get it back, they will have to learn about the personality, plans and history of the mysterious, power-hoarding man behind the theft.

Love an old friend’s cozy mystery? You will fall in love with these ladies and their ability to solve a mystery. A Hoarder of Treasures is the fourth book in the Teatime Treasure Hunters series and can be read as a standalone book.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An Agent for Pearl (The Pinkerton Matchmaker Book 58) by [Sterling, Christine]A quiet woman with no desire to become an agent; an agent with no intention of ever having a partner, and the case that cooks up surprises.

Pearl Bolton has enough on her plate, she doesn’t want to add anything else. She loves her job as a cook for the Pinkerton’s Denver office. At night she rushes home to help take care of her invalid father. The last thing she needs is a husband, no matter how temporary. What she didn’t count on was a case that involved her two passions: baking and Pinkerton Agent Zeke Preston.

Zeke Preston has a crush on the shy cook, and he has the extra ten pounds to prove it! He wishes he could get her to open up to him, but Pearl doesn’t appear to need anyone or anything. Every time Zeke comes around, it’s as though Pearl is avoiding him. He knows exactly what to do to get her attention. Someone has sabotaged a national baking competition and he needs her to help solve the case. The fact he has to marry her is just an added bonus.

Does Pearl assist Zeke in finding the saboteur? When Pearl is the victim of a crime, will Zeke be able to protect her and solve the case? Will their marriage end at the case’s conclusion, or will they bake up something new together?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An Unfamiliar Sea (San Juan Islands Murder Mysteries Book 3) by [Maines, Bethany]

 

 

In a storm, you never know which way is home.Tish Yearly is about to open a wedding venue on Orcas Island, in the San Juan Islands of Washington State. All she wants is to sail through her first wedding, figure out why her best friend isn’t talking to her, and tell her grandfather she’s dating someone he doesn’t approve of. But before she can get to any of that, Tish’s favorite employee turns up dead—apparently drowned in four inches of water. Now Tish, and her grandfather, former CIA agent and current curmudgeon and licensed P.I. Tobias Yearly, are wading through the suspects including a meth-cooking uncle, a brother with anger-management issues, and the mysterious island drug kingpin, who may or may not be going straight. Tish is attempting to navigate this unfamiliar sea, but she may not be able to weather the storms to find her way home.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There's a New Witch in Town: A Holiday Hills Witch Cozy Mystery (The Holiday Hills Witch Cozy Mystery Book 1) by [Ridder Aspenson, Carolyn]Welcome to Holiday Hills, where the coffee’s fresh and there’s magic in the air…

I have a perfect life. I recently rented the most adorable little apartment on top of my favorite bookstore coffee shop on Main Street in Holiday Hills, the charmingest of charming small southern towns. I spend my days ghostwriting a cozy mystery series for a well-known author, and maybe just a minute or two crushing on the town’s police chief. But of course, I’d never let that cat out of the bag. I’m still dealing with my recent divorce, and no matter what my bestie says, I’m so not ready for anything in the romance department.

Speaking of cats, my little Burmese, Cooper, follows me around like he’s my guard dog. Thankfully, Holiday Hills is animal friendly. Everyone’s got a cat or dog, and that crazy old woman on the back end of town has the funniest talking parrot.

Oh, that crazy old woman, she’s a local celebrity, which can be a lot of trouble for her daughter. How do I know? Because that’s me. I’m the crazy old woman’s daughter.

The good news is everyone loves my mother, including me. The bad news is she recently died, and when she did, she opened up a whole new world for me, one I’d always thought was fictional. The magical world.

Now I have witchy powers, a talking cat, and a knack for finding dead bodies in my quaint little town.

Ones that don’t die on accident.

My name is Abby Odell and I’m a witch.

Who knew? I sure didn’t. Thanks for that, Mom.

There’s a New Witch in Town is the first book in the Holiday Hills Witch Cozy Mystery series by bestselling author Carolyn Ridder Aspenson  (Amazon)

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Blueberry Blast and Murder (Holly Holmes Cozy Culinary Mystery Series Book 5) by [O'Connor, K.E.]Murder, marriage, and muffins!

Holly Holmes is shocked when a wedding florist, Connie Barber, is found dead while attending the Audley Castle annual wedding fair. Surprised that such a young woman should simply die, she starts asking around. Could Connie’s death be something more sinister?

It doesn’t take Holly long to learn there weren’t many people who liked Connie. She was sharp, money-focused, and mean. And, she enjoyed stealing other women’s men.

When the autopsy reveals she was poisoned, Holly offers to help Campbell figure out who killed Connie, but he’s convinced he already knows who did it. The only problem is, the prime suspect has Campbell as an alibi.

Determined to find the truth and get justice for Connie, Holly keeps investigating. But with a wedding dress catwalk to take part in, a mountain of baking to do, a plogging event to run, and the surprise arrival of a family member, she’s too busy to see straight.

Will this be the case that finally beats Holly?

Welcome back to Audley St. Mary. The stories are full of desserts, murder, and puzzles. Enjoy mystery, friendship, twists and turns, and lots of tasty treats as you indulge in this delicious book.

More books in the series:

Book 1 – Cream Caramel and Murder
Book 2 – Chocolate Swirls and Murder
Book 3 – Vanilla Whip and Murder
Book 4 – Cherry Cream and Murder  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deadly Still: Is a serial killer on the island? (Inspector Torquil McKinnon Book 6) by [Moray, Keith]Inspector Torquil McKinnon is back on the case! Perfect for fans of Ian Rankin, Stuart MacBride, LJ Ross and Faith Martin…

Has an innocent celebration gone wrong or is there a killer poisoning the islanders…?

West Uist, Scotland

While out on her morning run, Sergeant Morag Driscoll stumbles upon a teenager in serious distress.

Catriona McDonald is screaming hysterically and claims she has gone blind.

And her friend, Jamie, is in an unresponsive state…

With one young person dead, another missing, and a third in a critical condition, Morag quickly summons Inspector Torquil McKinnon and the rest of the team to action.

It seems the injuries are linked to illegally distilled alcohol. But were the teenagers the intended target? Or has a larger threat been brewed in the Deadly Still?

DEADLY STILL is the sixth crime thriller in the detective series featuring Inspector Torquil McKinnon: an action-packed police procedural full of suspense.

“Keith Moray gives a delightful mystery tale and at the same time a fascinating look at the island folk of West Uist, a fictional island in the Hebrides. I found the culture almost as riveting as the murders and in all enjoyed the book tremendously.” Frank Roderus, double WWA Spur winning author

INSPECTOR TORQUIL MCKINNON MYSTERY SERIES
BOOK ONE: The Gathering Murders
BOOK TWO: Deathly Wind
BOOK THREE: Murder Solstice
BOOK FOUR: Flotsam & Jetsam
BOOK FIVE: Death In Transit
BOOK SIX: Deadly Still  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Murder in the Evening (A Miss Alice Murder Mystery Book 2) by [Baker, Blythe]

 

Death comes to dine…

When an elegant dinner party with friends ends in the sudden death of a beautiful young socialite, Alice Beckingham finds herself a witness to murder. Intrigued by a cryptic note in which the victim predicts her own demise, Alice enlists the aid of the cunning but slippery Sherborne Sharp to investigate.

Alice has more than one killer to contend with, however, as her family continues to be plagued by unanswered questions surrounding an older unsolved mystery.

Working together, the lady detective and her jewel thief partner set out to trap a killer. But will the looming shadows of the past leave Alice blind to the dangers of the present?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking for Laura (Tracey Marks Mystery Book 1) by [Shapiro, Ellen]

Like most private investigators, Tracey Marks is just trying to pay off the mountain of bills that never seem to stop. So when a client hands her $5000 to find his missing wife, she jumps at the opportunity. Although it’s her first missing-persons case, she really does need the money and charges ahead into the investigation.

But things quickly go sideways, and the more answers she gets, the more questions that arise. Everyone seems to be holding back, or even outright lying…and even the missing woman has a sketchy past. As Tracey digs in deeper and deeper, she finds herself drawn into a web of deceit. With warning signs everywhere, will Tracey even live long enough to cash the check?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Case for the Winemaker (Ainsley McGregor series Book 1) by [Havens, Candace]The closer she gets to the truth, the more she finds herself drowning in trouble

It’s an exciting time in Sweet River, Texas, and the whole town is talking. Maybe, a little too much. Former English professor Ainsley McGregor has gambled everything on her new business: Bless Your Art, an artisan market where local artists sell their wares and teach classes.

The bright, white space is filled to the brim with colorful art, yarn, jewelry, pet treats, antiques and even a few medieval weapons. Oh, and there are wine tastings. Everything is better with wine. Ainsley is surprised by how well things are going–right up until the moment her Great Dane finds a dead body. With her friend accused of the murder, it’s up to Ainsley to find the real killer.

As the suspect list grows longer, Ainsley has her work cut out for her. The task is made more difficult by the fact her brother, the sheriff, doesn’t seem to want her help. If she doesn’t wrap up the case soon, she might be the next wine, um, one to die.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle. Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Witches' Cat: Witch Cozy Mystery (Witches and Wine Book 7) by [Best, Morgana]

 

The mystery of Shifter cat Breena’s past is revealed, and it wasn’t something Pepper Jasper suspected.
A puzzling murder at Mugwort Manor throws suspicion onto those close to home.
With Lucas away, can Pepper navigate her way through strange guests, to discover secrets that perhaps should be best left alone?

Book 7 in the witch cozy mystery series, Witches and Wine.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stirring Up Love and Mystery: A Valentine's Day Mystery Collection by [Damore, Stephanie, St. James, Jenna, Mallory, Ava, Waller, K.M., Stapleton, Rachael, Ridder Aspen, Carolyn, Hudson, Loraine, Cheever, Sam, Allen, Gretchen, Boyles, Susan]

 

Do you love cozies with recipes?

What about Valentine’s Day mysteries?

Then this cozy mystery collection is for you!

Love and Murder are in the air. Come join today’s best-selling cozy mystery authors as they whip up brand new mysteries, complete with mouth-watering recipes at the end of every tale.

Spend this Valentine’s Day with your favorite amateur sleuth because anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to catch a killer.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours–Hems And Homicide

 

 

I’m so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for author Elizabeth Penney and her new book Hems And Homicide.  This is the first book in her Apron Shop Mystery series.

 

Hems & Homicide (Apron Shop Series)
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks (December 31, 2019)
Mass Market Paperback: 288 pages
ISBN-10: 1250257948
ISBN-13: 978-1250257949
Digital ASIN: B07SBQ9Y2Z

 

Purchase Links  – Amazon  Barnes & Noble   IndieBound

 

 

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Welcome to the first in the Apron Shop mystery series by Elizabeth Penney, set in the quaint village of Blueberry Cove, Maine where an expert seamstress turned amateur sleuth is getting measured for murder. . .

Iris Buckley is sew ready for a change. After the death of her beloved grandfather, Iris decides to stay in her Maine hometown to help out her widowed grandmother, Anne—and bring her online hand-made apron designs to real-time retail life. Her and Anne’s shop, Ruffles & Bows, is set to include all the latest and vintage linen fashions, a studio for sewing groups and classes, and a friendly orange cat. The only thing that they were not planning to have on the property? A skeleton in the basement

Anne recognizes the remains of an old friend, and when a second body shows up in the apron shop—this time their corrupt landlord, whom Anne had been feuding with for decades—she becomes a prime suspect. Now, it’s up to Iris to help clear her name. Enlisting the help of her old high-school crush Ian Stewart who, like certain fabrics, has only gotten better-looking with age and her plucky BFF Madison Morris, Iris must piece together an investigation to find out who the real killer is. . .and find a way to keep her brand-new business from being scrapped in the process.

 

 

 

 

 

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Elizabeth Penney is an author, entrepreneur, and local food advocate living in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. In addition to writing full-time, she operates a small farm. Elements that often appear in her novels include vintage summer cottages, past/present mysteries, and the arts. She is represented by the fabulous Elizabeth Bewley at Sterling Lord Literistic.

Elizabeth’s writing credits include over twenty mysteries, short stories, and hundreds of business articles. A former consultant and nonprofit executive, she holds a BS and an MBA. She’s also written screenplays with her musician husband.

She loves walking in the woods, kayaking on quiet ponds, trying new recipes, and feeding family and friends.

Author Links

Webpage: www.elizabethpenneyauthor.com
Twitter: @liz2penney
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7877413.Elizabeth_Penney

 

 

 

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TOUR PARTICIPANTS

January 13 – A Blue Million Books – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

January 13 – Hearts & Scribbles – SPOTLIGHT

January 13 – My Reading Journeys – REVIEW

January 13 – A Holland Reads – SPOTLIGHT

January 13 – Laura’s Interests – REVIEW

January 14 – The Power of Words – REVIEW

January 14 – Mysteries with Character – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

January 14 – Sneaky the Library Cat’s Blog – CHARACTER INTERVIEW

January 14 – Literary Gold – SPOTLIGHT

January 14 – The Pulp and Mystery Shelf – SPOTLIGHT

January 15 – eBook Addicts – REVIEW

January 15 – fundinmental – SPOTLIGHT

January 15 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

January 15 – Island Confidential – SPOTLIGHT

January 15 – A Wytch’s Book Review Blog – REVIEW

January 16 – The Avid Reader – REVIEW

January 16 – Baroness’ Book Trove – REVIEW

January 16 – View from the Birdhouse – REVIEW

January 16 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – REVIEW  

January 16 – Ascroft, eh? – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

January 17 – Reading Is My SuperPower – REVIEW

January 17 – Cozy Up With Kathy – REVIEW

January 17 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW

January 17 – TBR Book Blog – REVIEW

January 17 – That’s What She’s Reading – GUEST POST

January 18 – StoreyBook Reviews – REVIEW

January 18 – Christy’s Cozy Corners – REVIEW

January 18 – MJB Reviewers – SPOTLIGHT

January 18 – Diane Reviews Books – REVIEW

January 19 – Socrates Book Reviews – REVIEW

January 19 – Lisa Ks Book Review – REVIEW

January 19 – Brooke Blogs – REVIEW

January 19 – I Read What You Write – REVIEW

 

 

Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours–Dead In Dublin

 

 

I’m so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for author Catie Murphy and her new book Dead In Dublin.  This is the first book in her A Dublin Driver Mystery series.

 

Dead in Dublin (The Dublin Driver Mysteries)
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Publisher: Kensington (December 31, 2019)
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-10: 1496724186
ISBN-13: 978-1496724182
Digital ASIN: B07Q3NPNFB

 

Purchase Links – Amazon – B&N – Kobo – Kensington

 

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In Dublin’s fair city, where the girls are so pretty, murder occurs at the feet of sweet Molly Malone . . .

Ferrying tourists around Dublin for the Leprechaun Limo Service makes quite a change after years in the military. Still, Megan Malone is enjoying her life in Ireland. She likes the scenery, the easy pace, the quirky, quick-witted locals. Everything—except having one of her clients drop dead at the statue of fabled fishmonger, Molly Malone.

Most restaurant critics notch up their share of enemies. Elizabeth Darr, however, was a well-loved international star. She and her husband, Simon, had just had dinner when Elizabeth collapsed, and spoiled seafood is the first suspect. The restaurant’s owner, worried her business is doomed, begs Megan to look into it. Between her irate boss and a handsome Garda who’s both amused and annoyed by her persistence, Megan has her hands full even before she’s cajoled into taking care of two adorable Jack Russell puppies (which she is almost definitely not keeping). But if cockles and mussels aren’t to blame, can Megan find the real culprit . . .before another fishy death occurs?

 

 

 

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Catie Murphy, who has written numerous award-winning fantasy and Sci-fi books under the pseudonym C. E. Murphy, began writing around age six, when she submitted three poems to a school publication. The teacher producing the magazine selected (inevitably) the one she thought was by far the worst, but also told her—a six-year-old kid—to keep writing, which she has. She has also held the usual grab-bag of jobs often seen in an authorial biography, including public library volunteer (at ages 9 and 10; it’s clear she was doomed to a career involving books), archival assistant, cannery worker, and web designer. Writing books is better. She was born and raised in Alaska, and now lives with her family in her ancestral homeland of Ireland.

Author Link – Website 

 

 

 

 

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TOUR PARTICIPANTS

January 13 – I Read What You Write – REVIEW

January 13 – The Power of Words – REVIEW

January 13 – FUONLYKNEW – SPOTLIGHT

January 14 – The Book’s the Thing – REVIEW

January 14 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT

January 15 – I’m All About Books – SPOTLIGHT

January 15 – Carole’s Book Corner – REVIEW

January 16 – StoreyBook Reviews – CHARACTER GUEST POST

January 16 – Hearts & Scribbles – SPOTLIGHT

January 17 – The Avid Reader – REVIEW

January 17 – MJB Reviewers – SPOTLIGHT

January 17 – Christy’s Cozy Corners – GUEST POST

January 18 – Socrates Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

January 18 – Mystery Thrillers and Romantic Suspense Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

January 18 – Literary Gold – SPOTLIGHT

January 19 – A Wytch’s Book Review Blog – REVIEW, CHARACTER INTERVIEW

January 20 – The Cozy Pages – REVIEW

January 20 – Diane Reviews Books – REVIEW, AUTHOR INTERVIEW

January 21 – Melina’s Book Blog – REVIEW

January 21 – ebook addicts – REVIEW

January 21 – Cozy Up With Kathy – REVIEW

January 22 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

January 22 – Book Club Librarian – REVIEW  

January 22 – A Holland Reads – REVIEW

 

 

Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours–Through The Nethergate

 

 

I’m so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for author Roberta Eaton Cheadle and her new book Through The Nethergate.  This is the first book in her Supernatural Fantasy series.

 

Through the Nethergate
Supernatural Fantasy
1st in Series
TSL Publications (September 3, 2019)
Paperback: 214 pages
ISBN-10: 1913294021
ISBN-13: 978-1913294021
Digital ASIN: B07ZJTW2DF

 

Purchase Roberta Eaton Cheadle’s Books from: 

Amazon

TSL Publications https://tslbooks.uk/product/through-the-nethergate-roberta-eaton-cheadle/

Lulu http://www.lulu.com/shop/roberta-eaton-cheadle/through-the-nethergate/ebook/product-24208518.html

 

 

 

 

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Margaret, a girl born with second sight, has the unique ability to bring ghosts trapped between Heaven and Hell back to life. When her parents die suddenly, she goes to live with her beloved grandfather, but the cellar of her grandfather’s ancient inn is haunted by an evil spirit of its own.

In the town of Bungay, a black dog wanders the streets, enslaving the ghosts of those who have died unnatural deaths. When Margaret arrives, these phantoms congregate at the inn, hoping she can free them from the clutches of Hugh Bigod, the 12th century ghost who has drawn them away from Heaven’s White Light in his canine guise.

With the help of her grandfather and the spirits she has befriended, Margaret sets out to defeat Hugh Bigod, only to discover he wants to use her for his own ends – to take over Hell itself.

 

 

 

 

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‘I am an author who has recently branched into adult horror and supernatural writing and, in order to clearly differential my children’s books from my young adult and adult writing, these will be published under the name Roberta Eaton Cheadle. My first young adult supernatural novel, Through the Nethergate, has recently been published.

I have two short stories in the horror/supernatural genre included in Dark Visions, a collection of 34 short stories by 27 different authors and edited by award-winning author, Dan Alatorre as well as three short stories published in Death Among Us, a collection of murder mystery short stories by 10 different authors and edited by Stephen Bentley. These short stories are published under Robbie Cheadle.

Follow Roberta Cheadle Eaton at:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RobertaEaton17

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/robertawrites/?modal=admin_todo_tour

Blog: https://wordpress.com/view/robertawrites235681907.wordpress.com

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/19631306.Roberta_Eaton_Cheadle

Website: https://www.robbiecheadle.co.za/

 

 

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TOUR PARTICIPANTS

January 15 – FUONLYKNEW – SPOTLIGHT

January 15 – Brooke Blogs – GUEST POST

January 16 – MJB Reviewers – SPOTLIGHT 

January 16 – I Read What You Write – REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST 

January 16 – This Is My Truth Now – REVIEW

January 17 – Literary Gold – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

January 17 – A Chick Who Reads – REVIEW

January 18 – The Book’s the Thing – REVIEW, GUEST POST

January 18 – Reading Authors – REVIEW

January 19 – fundinmental – SPOTLIGHT

January 20 – eBook addicts – REVIEW

January 20 – I’m All About Books – SPOTLIGHT

January 21 – Ruff Drafts – REVIEW

January 21 – Diary of a Book Fiend – REVIEW

January 22 – Readeropolis – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

January 23 – A Wytch’s Book Review Blog – CHARACTER INTERVIEW

January 23 – Diane Reviews Books – CHARACTER GUEST POST

January 24 – StoreyBook Reviews – GUEST POST

January 24 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

 

 

 

Review Of Mooved To Murder

Mooved To Murder
Chelsea Lawson Cozy Mystery, Book #1
CeeCee James
5 Stars

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“Mooved to Murder was one of the best books I have read in 2019!”Chelsea Lawson is a ride-or-die friend. When her best friend Tilly asked her to stay at her place to watch her six-year-old daughter and pets for a while, Chelsea didn’t hesitate to say yes. What she didn’t realize was that “Tilly’s place” was a micro-farm and “a few pets” included a cow and two goats as well as a child who was too smart for her own good.

Chelsea was already in over her head before the dead body turned up.

When the local community, instead of offering support, tries to run her out of town, Chelsea suspects something is going on. Something big and rotten. The mayor makes it clear she’s not wanted and the townspeople give her the cold shoulder, but that only makes Chelsea more determined to uncover their secrets.
But no one expected the repercussions those secrets would have, especially Chelsea. Now life on the farm is hanging in the balance. Will Chelsea ever be able to wake up from this nightmare?
 These cozy mysteries are wrapped up by the end of the book even as Chelsea’s life continues on to the next. Sweet, clean, funny reads with a little suspense and a lot of animal cuddles thrown in make these mysteries a fan favorite.Next in the series- Farmer in the Dead (Goodreads)

Review:

The characters were well developed and well rounded. I really enjoyed getting to know Chelsea, she seemed very down-to-earth to me. I could imagine her being my friendly helpful neighbor. I really enjoyed the fact that she did not rush head first into an investigation and put herself in harm’s way. She has her hands full trying to take care of her friend’s six year old daughter, Emma, and all of the farm animals. There were lots of funny moments with Chelsea and the animals, it had me laughing out loud.

The writing style flows smoothly and the book is a quick easy way. The author is very talented in her descriptive writing. The farm came to life in my mind’s eye and I enjoyed that a lot.

There were a couple of mysteries to solve in this book, which is a plus in my book. There were enough clues to sift through and suspects to consider and they were intriguing enough to keep me engaged.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery. I really enjoyed this book and I am looking forward to the next one in the series.

 

New Releases For The Week Of January 12th, 2020–Part 3

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of January 12th, 2020. I am going to divide the list into 3 days because there are a lot of them for the week. Today is the third and final day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.

 

 

Year-Round Trouble: 14 Original Cozy Holiday Mysteries (Familiar Legacy) by [Tanner, Susan Y., James, Miranda, Haines, Carolyn, Pence, Joanne, Fardig, Caroline, Shelton, Connie, Ames, Ritter, Reinhart, Larissa, DuMond, Pamela Sue, Jaden Terrell, Susan Boles, Ava Mallory, Claire Matturro, Rebecca Barrett]14 talented mystery authors team up with Trouble, the black cat detective, to take a whirlwind tour of mystery locales—and holidays—across the country and the calendar. In this unique collection of original stories, the black cat shows his charm and sass as he works with cozy sleuths you know and love!

From facing down the spirits of Halloween with a Maine Coon Cat named Diesel in Mississippi to Christmas in Taos, Trouble is on the prowl for arch criminals, and he’s never needed the skills he learned from watching Benedict Cumberbatch on the telly as Sherlock Holmes more.

Join the wise-cracking cat and a host of “biped” sleuths for a romp across the mystery map—where he works with only the finest amateur sleuths to bring justice.

Authors are Ritter Ames, Rebecca Barrett, Susan Boles, Pamela Sue DuMond, Caroline Fardig, Carolyn Haines, Miranda James, Ava Mallory, Claire Matturro, Joanne Pence, Larissa Reinhart, Connie Shelton, Susan Y. Tanner, Jaden Terrell.

Read the stories all at once—or savor them as each holiday approaches! Just remember: Life is never the same when Trouble takes a holiday!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No Fixed Line (Kate Shugak Book 22) by [Stabenow, Dana]

 

It is New Year’s Eve, nearly six weeks into an off-and-on blizzard that has locked Alaska down, effectively cutting it off from the outside world. But now there are reports of a plane down in the Quilak mountains. With the NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board — responsible for investigating aviation incidents) unable to reach the crash site, ex-Trooper Jim Chopin is pulled out of retirement to try to identify the aircraft, collect the corpses, and determine why no flight has been reported missing. But Jim discovers survivors: two children who don’t speak a word of English. Meanwhile, PI Kate Shugak receives an unexpected and unwelcome accusation from beyond the grave, a charge that could change the face of the Park forever.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chaos in California (Accidentally Undercover Mysteries Book 3) by [Quinn, Lucy]

 

 

Welcome to northern California, where the redwoods meet the sea, surfers catch the waves, and… people grow cannabis? In their quest to prove Dora’s innocence in a murder back in Pensacola, Dora and Evie find themselves at a remote cannabis farm, where they are sucked into another murder mystery to solve.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maltese Vulture Murder (Merry Wrath Mysteries Book 13) by [Langtry, Leslie]From USA Today bestselling author Leslie Langtry comes the latest laugh-out-loud mystery about big trouble in a small town…

What’s better than one King Vulture? Two, of course!

Merry Wrath, former CIA turned Girls Scout troop leader, is over the moon when her wacky taxidermist sisters-in-law present her with a stuffed King Vulture named Nellie Lou. But while the bird is beautiful, the deceased vulture has a secret past that leads to unanticipated trouble—ranging from a bad LSD trip to actually tripping over a dead body in Merry’s garage!

When a bizarre pair of men named Mr. Sun and Mr. Moon start lurking about, and Central Iowa is plagued with a rash of taxidermied animal thefts, Merry wonders how she’s once again managed to get in the middle of it all. It doesn’t help that she has to mentor a younger troop with two unmotivated leaders and a kid who experiments with napalm.

With an arrogant mayor causing trouble, her house being trashed, and a dangerous kidnapping, Merry has to figure out who the killer is before Nellie Lou isn’t the only dead thing in her life.

Merry Wrath Mysteries:
Merit Badge Murder – book #1
Mint Cookie Murder – book #2
Scout Camp Mystery – short story in the “Killer Beach Reads” collection
Marshmallow S’More Murder – book #3
Movie Night Murder – book #4
Mud Run Murder – book #5
Fishing Badge Murder – short story in the “Pushing Up Daisies” collection
Motto for Murder – book #6
Map Skills Murder – book #7
Mean Girl Murder – book #8
Marriage Vow Murder – book #9
Mystery Night Murder – book #10
Meerkats and Murder– book #11
Make Believe Murder – book #12
Maltese Vulture Murder – book #13
Musket Ball Murder – book #14

What critics are saying about Leslie Langtry’s books:

“I laughed so hard I cried on multiple occasions while reading MARSHMALLOW S’MORE MURDER! Girl Scouts, the CIA, and the Yakuza… what could possibly go wrong?”
~ Fresh Fiction

“Darkly funny and wildly over the top, this mystery answers the burning question, ‘Do assassin skills and Girl Scout merit badges mix…”
~ RT BOOKreviews

“Mixing a deadly sense of humor and plenty of sexy sizzle, Leslie Langtry creates a brilliantly original, laughter-rich mix of contemporary romance and suspense.”
~ Chicago Tribune

“Langtry gets the fun started from page one with a myriad of clever details.”
~ Publisher’s Weekly  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nora Alexander is finding her job exciting as she welcomes paranormal investigators Jack and Daisy Foley to the Tunie Hotel. They are trying to contact the ghost of Sam Houston not only for their internet production but because it is reported there is a stash of Santa Anna’s gold hidden somewhere. They are operating on the theory that Sam Houston visited a lady of the evening in Piney Woods and locate Red Ruth Inn where a parking lot now stands. Not only do these two stir the spirit world, but they also bother some of the town’s most established citizens including the town’s quilting group who doesn’t appreciate their overtaking of the hotel with ghost hunting equipment.

When a townsperson is murdered with suspected ties to the local gang, The Alamo Runners, Nora finds herself wanting to protect his wife and daughter all the while getting cryptic messages from beyond. Jack and Daisy aren’t the only ones with a connection to the other side.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Heartless Valentine (The Jennifer Hunter Series Book 2) by [Gene, Kacey]Roses are red; violets are blue
Is a lover from the dead here to kill you?

Valentine’s Day. 2020. Middlebridge, Wisconsin. When the quick-witted second grade teacher and amateur sleuth, Jennifer Hunter, receives a gift from a secret admirer on Valentine’s Day, she heartily investigates who her cupid could be. When she opens the box, though, she doesn’t find chocolates; she finds a human heart wrapped in red tissue paper.

And that’s not all. Her admirer has written a note confessing their desire to watch Jennifer die. That’s when Jennifer’s best friend and Middlebridge’s Police Lieutenant, Jake Hollow, steps in.

Jake and Jennifer put their dynamic duo focus on finding Jennifer’s deranged valentine, and that leads them to the recently deceased body of David Bird IV. He looks like an average dead guy except for one fact — his heart has been removed. Jennifer must investigate this heartless valencrime; otherwise, she fears she’ll be the next victim. Yet, her attempt to protect her own heart leads her to a set of love letters that tell the story of broken hearts from the past.

Valentine’s Day. 1910. Salem, Massachusetts. Clay Trunkett, a twenty year old hard-working journalist, is scheduled to hang for assaulting a man. His accuser? David Bird II, son of the wealthiest man in Salem. Clay’s true crime? Falling in love with Meghan White, the woman David has his heart set on marrying.

The love triangle of 1910 holds the clues Jennifer needs to find the heart snatcher of 2020, but with her own crazed valentine delivering threatening messages and bits of heart like they’re candy, Jennifer struggles to piece together this crime of passion from 1910.

And, Jennifer’s own passions get in the way when she discovers that her best friend, Jake, has a girlfriend — one that he’s been hiding from Jennifer for months. Betrayal runs high as masquerade parties, craft sales, murder mystery dinners, and a strange encounter at the local diner all distract Jennifer from her one mission: To find out who’s making her Valentine’s Day the most horrifyingly heart-filled in history. The problem is, Jennifer’s discoveries may end her friendship with Jake, and that’s a heartbreak she can’t take.

This clean cozy mystery will keep reader’s hearts pounding as they flip through love letters from the past and the alternating stories of Jennifer Hunter and Clay Trunkett. Jennifer’s down-to-earth and lovable personality plunges into new territory as she must assess her relationship with Jake and the type of love she wants in her life. She goes on crochet benders; she attends parties where she gets to be someone other than herself; and all the time she’s piecing together a crime that makes this Valentine’s Day anything but sweet.

Readers who love cozy mysteries like EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE by Mary Higgins Clark or Hope Callaghan’s HEART AND HOLIDAY Cozy Mystery Collection, will fall in love with Kacey Gene’s THE HEARTLESS VALENTINE.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greetings From Ventnor City (A Meg Daniels Mystery #5) (Meg Daniels Mysteries) by [Kelly, Jane]Greetings From Ventnor City has it all: a gripping mystery, twists and turns, and Kelly’s signature humor! Don’t miss this one.”
—Lisa Regan, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Crime Fiction Author

Newly engaged Meg Daniels stays behind at the Artistical Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City while her fiancé returns to work securing their employer’s Bahamian property from Hurricane Frieda. But she’s not alone for long. The talkative stranger with skinny white legs sticking out of wide Bermuda shorts turns out to be Xander Frost, rock idol and frequent Artistical guest, traveling incognito as part of his quest to learn how ordinary people live.

A woman recognizes Meg as the amateur sleuth who recently solved a mysterious disappearance from the 1960s, and she asks for help in learning the fate of the sister she last knew as a 19-year-old who ran away from her Ventnor home in 1968. Xander persuades Meg to take the case, and the unlikely duo travel up and down the Jersey shore and beyond to interview the people who had known Sarah Johnson best. As they retrace her steps—and Meg gets a taste of the rock star life—they discover that there might be a sinister reason the trail has been cold for so long. Was she a rebellious teenager who got swept up in the counterculture and broke free of her restrictive family? Or did someone want her out of the way… permanently?

“Meg Daniels is in it again, and readers are in for yet another exhilarating ride of twists and turns. Greetings From Ventnor City had me alternately laughing and cringing at Meg’s trademark wit, unusual experiences, and unerring ability to dig out the truth, come hell or high water.”
—Jane Gorman, author of the Adam Kaminski mystery series

Don’t miss the previous titles in the Meg Daniels Mysteries series:

-Killing Time in Ocean City (https://www.amazon.com/Killing-Time-Ocean-Daniels-Mystery-ebook/dp/B0077ENXOW)
-Cape Mayhem (https://www.amazon.com/Cape-Mayhem-Daniels-Mystery-Book-ebook/dp/B0077DR6O6)
-Wrong Beach Island (https://www.amazon.com/Wrong-Beach-Island-Daniels-Mystery-ebook/dp/B0077EAP8E)
-Missing You in Atlantic City (https://www.amazon.com/Missing-Atlantic-City-Daniels-Mystery-ebook/dp/B00PULHLBU)  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nearly Departed (An Eve Apple Mystery Book 7) by [Diehl, Leslie]

 

Tired of sitting surveillance on insurance fraud, apprentice PI Eve Apple Egret gets her first big case, one where the outcome is important and personal. Eve’s best friend Madeleine has few relatives, so her Uncle Shamus is special, but someone is determined to kill him and has tried several times. Eve is certain she can identify who is after him, but this time she may have taken on more than even our self-confident Eve can handle. Coping with a growing toddler and a teenager, devoting time to the consignment shop and finding someone who can go undercover in a sexual harassment case all vie for Eve’s attention. Eve knows she cannot fail Madeleine. This is more than her favorite uncle’s life. His death would mean devastating loss for Madeleine and call into question Eve’s commitment as a friend and her ability as a PI.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Russo Romantic Mysteries 3-book Boxed Set: Sweet, cozy, and clean! by [Gossiaux, Pamela]

**Grab the first three books in one boxed set!**

A charming, Shakespeare-quoting cat burglar.

A beautiful and savvy librarian.

International bestselling author Pamela Gossiaux brings you three cozy, inspirational romantic mysteries that will keeping you turning pages long after your cup of tea is gone!

In Mrs. Chartwell and the Cat Burglar: Abigail gave up on love years ago after she lost her husband in a tragic accident. Then a charming thief (who looks quite good in Spandex!) pays a visit to her library one night, and offers her the chance to help him solve an old mystery. Will she get caught up in the hunt? Or is his real target her heart?

In Trusting the Cat Burglar: A prestigious (and very French!) antiques collector reveals a secret about one of his maps that links to Tony’s dark past. As danger lurks closer, and Abigail’s career is put in jeopardy, how far will she go to keep Tony in her life?

In Romancing the Cat Burglar: Abigail’s job takes her to Paris, and Tony comes along for the fun.  But when Abigail’s ring gets stolen, and mysterious paintings start to appearin Paris’s finest museums, the two get caught up in a dangerous hunt. How far will they go to find the truth?

Each of these books can be read as a stand-alone novel, but it’s more fun to read them in order! Get your boxed set today!

 

What people are saying about the series:

“Tugs at your heart and satisfies your intellect.”  – John J. Kelly, Detroit Free Press

“It has everything you could wish for: mystery, suspense, romance and a great adventure. I just couldn’t put it down!” – Susan Keefe, Midwest Book Review

“Mrs. Chartwell….is a book of warmth, humor, and just plain fine storytelling.”San Francisco Review of Books

“Composing a seductive synopsis is a gift and here Pamela shines!”Grady Harp, Top 100 AmazonHall of FameReviewer

“Well thought out, well written and well worth your time to read.”  William D. Curnutt,AmazonVine Voice

“A fun, fictional read!” –Richard and Liz, Amazon Top 100Reviewers

“This author is a personal favorite!” Susan, Amazon reviewer

“Once you begin reading you won’t want to stop!” Bernadette, Goodreads Reviewer

“A cozy, uplifting read for anyone looking for good story to curl up with. Optional accessories: a cup of something warm and a cat in their lap.” Xanthe, Goodreads Reviewer  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An Incantation of Cats: A Witch Cats of Cambridge Mystery by [Simon, Clea]The new novel in Clea Simon’s spellbinding Witch Cats of Cambridge series!

When two new clients seek Becca’s professional services, the fledgling witch detective is overjoyed. Finally, she can use her skills to help her magical community. But as the young witch finds the new cases intertwining, things grow more complicated. Becca’s three cats – the ones with the real power – can smell something is wrong with these clients. But not even Clara, the calico, knows what to do when a man ends up dead and a powerful and poisonous root appears – and disappears – in the case.

To make matters worse, Clara and her littermates are feuding – and she can’t tell them about an unsettling interaction she’s had with one of the client’s sisters. Is it possible that some humans may have the same powers as the magical felines? What does that mean for Clara’s beloved Becca – and for the potent poison that has already taken one person’s life? In this second Witch Cats of Cambridge mystery, Clara and her sisters must learn to work together if they are to save the person they all love.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Inn at Holiday Bay: Blizzard in the Bay 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 8 in the series, Abby’s agent asks for help when the house she was going to rent to host a writers retreat becomes unavailable. After a bit of discussion, Abby agrees to have the retreat at the inn. The seven writers who will be staying at the inn for the week long event are new to publishing and Kate hopes the mentor she has hired to run things will be able to provide the valuable tips these new authors need. Of course what she doesn’t know is that Abby has a past with this particular mentor, and when all is said and done, fireworks of one sort or another are likely.

Meanwhile, Georgia has started taping her new cooking show, Abby is worried about the approaching blizzard, and Colt has a murder to solve, after six men get together for a friendly poker game but only five of the six men make it to the end of the night alive.  (Amazon)

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New Releases For The Week Of January 12th, 2020–Part 2

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of January 12th, 2020. I am going to divide the list into 3 days because there are  a lot of them for the 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.

 

The Great Witches Baking Show: A culinary cozy mystery by [Warren, Nancy]A baker with secrets
Witches in trouble
The cameras are rolling
On your marks, get set, die!

Poppy Wilkinson is thrilled to be chosen as a contestant on The Great British Baking Contest. As an American with English roots, winning the crown as Britain’s Best Baker would open doors she’s dreamed of. In more ways than one. Appearing on the reality show is her chance to get into Broomewode Hall and uncover the secrets of her past.

But strange things are happening on the show’s set: accusations of sabotage, a black cat that shadows Poppy, suspiciously unsociable residents at Broomewode Hall—and the judges can be real witches.

There are murmurs that Broomewode is an energy vortex. It certainly makes Poppy see and do things that aren’t exactly normal, and seems to draw interesting characters to the neighborhood.

When a fellow contestant dies in mysterious circumstances, Poppy has more to worry about than burned pies and cakes that won’t rise. There’s a murderer on the loose and it’s up to Poppy and her new friends to solve the crime before it becomes a real show-stopper.

From USA Today Bestselling Author Nancy Warren, this delicious series of cozy paranormal mysteries will have you guessing until the end. Includes recipes.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Poison Garden: A Novel by [Marwood, Alex]A new novel of insidious secrets and chilling revelations surrounding a mysterious cult–the latest gripping psychological thriller from Alex Marwood

When nearly one hundred members of The Ark, a sinister apocalypse cult are found dead by poison at their isolated community in North Wales, those left alive are scattered to the winds with few coping skills and fewer answers. For twenty-three-year-old Romy, who has never known life outside the compound, learning how to live in a world she has been taught to fear is terrifying.

Now Romy must start a new life for herself–and the child growing inside her. She is determined to find the rest of her family and keep her baby safe, no matter the cost. But as the horrors of her past start to resurface, she realizes that leaving her old life behind won’t be easy. Outside the walls of The Ark, the real evil has only just begun.

A brilliantly plotted, page-turning novel from “one of psychological suspense’s best writers” (The Boston Globe), The Poison Garden will leave you stunned.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I Spy With My Little Cat’s Eye Mystery (Ronin Flash Fiction Book 11) by [Higgins, Kristie Lynn]I Spy With My Little Cat’s Eye Mystery is a free Kindle Unlimited cozy mystery book and part of the Ronin Flash Fiction series. Maji… a world fusing East and West cultures, during an era before the emergence of the steam engine. The sword was the ultimate weapon and brought order to the planet under the Emperor. Enter this alternate reality and see a fusing of two cultures. Travel through the world of ‘Ronin: Have Sword-Will Travel’ and see a glimpse of the age of the samurai full of intrigue and suspense.

Ronin: Have Sword-Will Travel Mystery Series:
1. The Missing Japanese Chin Mystery ( A Dog Gone Missing )

Ronin Flash Fiction Series:
1. The Tea Set Mystery ( Craft Of Tea, Not Brewing Coffee )
2. The Koi Pond Murder Mystery ( Fish Of Intrigue )
3. A Bit Of Sweet Spice Mystery ( Baking Mystery Into Cooking )
4. The Rice Paddy Murder Mystery ( Food, Baking, And Cooking With Oil Of Mystery )
5. Midnight Blue Valerian Murder Mystery ( A Flower And A Strawberry Of Suspense )
6. Killer Azure Hornet Murder Mystery ( Bug Of A Thriller And An Insect Mystery )
7. Calico Japanese Bobtail Cat Mystery ( Catnap! Kitty Missing! Kitten in trouble )
8. Ivory Jade Cat Statue Mystery ( Stolen kitty-cat statue )
9. Scarlet Ibis Fever Murder Mystery ( infectious contagion )
10. Scarlet Lovers Murder Mystery ( death of a merchant )
11. I Spy With My Little Cat’s Eye Mystery ( a stray cat is a witness to a crime )

The ronin must solve a mystery surrounding a missing earring and an observant stray cat. Very quick reads, so sit back and enjoy this free kindle unlimited mysteries story. Meet the mysterious ronin detective who with sword in hand solves mysteries and helps those in need.

The Ronin: Have Sword-Will Travel Mystery book series is action mixed with mystery with a slash of thriller thrown in. Be immersed in an alternate reality of the Japanese culture of the samurai mixed with a steampunk era of the American Wild West. Action-adventure thriller in a parallel world. An alternate history of Japan. An alternate reality with action adventure mysteries.

New to Flash Fiction? Flash Fiction are very very short books to tickle your fancy. They are a great way to see a writer’s style and be introduced to the worlds they create and envision. These flash fiction pieces are part of a kindle unlimited mystery series so check them all out. Samurai detective and ronin gumshoe all rolled into one. Enjoy female sleuths mysteries then check out this crime thriller series.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Late for Square Dancing (The Way Over the Hill Gang Book 4) by [Scott, M K]A missing woman. A surprising suspect. A curious conundrum.

The senior sleuths have a knack for sniffing out trouble, but when a missing woman cold case falls in their laps, all hands must be on deck to solve it. Unfortunately, this case hits a little too close to home, and quickly becomes an active case with dire consequences if they’re not careful.

To complicate matters, Eunice is planning an authentic barn dance for the residents of Greener Pastures Convalescent Center. She needs the senior sleuths’ help, and that means they must forgo their investigation.

The group will have to employ their best tactics to stay under the radar to root out the true culprit and avoid a barn dance disaster.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Murder on the Angels Flight Trolley (Starfire Cozy Mystery Book 3) by [Lovett, London]There’s a Valentine’s Day killer on the loose …

Poppy Starfire is excited to be spending the morning at an estate sale with her best friend, Birdie. Their adventure entails a trip on the Angels Flight trolley, the shortest cable car ride in the world but a necessity for traveling up to Los Angeles’s famous Bunker Hill. Their highly anticipated morning goes awry when a woman keels over dead on the trolley. The police are quick to write the woman’s death off as an accident but Poppy’s not so sure.

When the dead woman’s sister asks Poppy to find out the real cause of her sister’s untimely death, Poppy and Jasper find themselves in the middle of a case that has little evidence and even less possible suspects. After a second victim turns up, they try to connect the dots, but the dots are few and far between. When the mad killer strikes closer to home, Poppy and Jasper realize they need a plan and fast.

Book 3 of the Starfire Cozy Mystery series by London Lovett
A historical mystery set in 1920s Los Angeles

Book 1: Murder on Lot B
Book 2: Murder at the Ostrich Farm
Book 3: Murder on the Angels Flight Trolley  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Near Prospect Park: A Mary Handley Mystery by [Levy, Lawrence H.]Daring Brooklyn detective Mary Handley teams up with Teddy Roosevelt to solve her husband’s murder, only to run afoul of nineteenth-century New York’s elite when she uncovers a dangerous conspiracy.

It’s December 1896, and after marrying a muckraking reporter, detective Mary Handley turns her focus from pursuing new cases to raising her newborn daughter. But when her husband turns up dead, Mary knows her next case must be solving his death. Harper was working on a big story—did it get him killed? She sets out to solve his murder, soon discovering that the investigation goes all the way to the top of the New York food chain.

Realizing she’s outgunned, Mary turns to the one person who might be able to help: Commissioner Teddy Roosevelt. As the two dig deep into the underbelly of New York’s social scene, they uncover a sinister plot exploiting the city’s most vulnerable citizens.

Don’t miss any of Lawrence H. Levy’s enchanting Mary Handley mysteries:
SECOND STREET STATION • BROOKLYN ON FIRE • LAST STOP IN BROOKLYN • NEAR PROSPECT PARK  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle,Paperback, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Jailbird in the Vision is Worth Two in the Prison (Piper Ashwell Psychic P.I. Book 6) by [Hashway, Kelly]

Psychic P.I. Piper Ashwell has worked her fair share of strange cases. But she’s never had a convicted criminal want to hire her before.

Levi O’Neil doesn’t claim to be an innocent man, but he does insist he wasn’t working alone. Only he won’t name his accomplice.

Piper will have to uncover the truth about a murder case that was closed five years ago, and with the real killer still on the loose, digging around could make Piper the next target.

Fans of Joanne Fluke and Victoria Laurie will enjoy this psychic cozy mystery series.

Scroll up and one-click to start reading today!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scrabbling for the Culprit (Th Board Game Murders Book 1) by [Wallace, Jane, Press, Sweet Promise]

 

Competitive Scrabble just got a lot more dangerous…

Adult triplets Cassie, Callie and Lonnie Parker, have thrown their hearts and souls into planning the Scrabble tournament Callie is hosting at the local high school. But, when a bookcase full of dictionaries lands on a beloved teacher, murmurs of foul play threaten the entire competition. With the new-to-the-county detective, who doesn’t know the townspeople yet and a school full of suspects, can these siblings work together to find the killer, keep everyone else safe, and move all the pieces into place to run spectacular tournament?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No Mercy (Kent Fisher mysteries Book 5) by [Crouch, Robert]COULD YOU KILL IF JUSTICE FAILED YOU?

Highways Inspector, Derek Forster, couldn’t go on after the death of his wife. Even though he had a secret lover, he took his own life. Or did he?

Samson Capote, the restaurateur from hell, brutally attacked and left to die in a deep freezer. Did he antagonise too many people? Was he sharing Forster’s secret lover?

Millionaire entrepreneur, Clive Chesterton, falls from his yacht and drowns in Sovereign Harbour. Why did he have Forster’s missing journals in his cabin?

When Kent Fisher becomes a murder suspect, he realises he could be the next victim of a killer who shows no mercy.

Can Kent connect the deaths and solve the mystery before the killer gets to him?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once Upon A Coven: A Suburban Witch Book (Suburban Witch Mysteries 6) by [Blaylock, Ruby]Four feisty witches match wits with an odd and mysterious wizard to solve a series of challenges inside a magical book. Will they survive to find their way back home, or will they become the next victims of the magical book?

Once upon a time, there was a coven of witches who lived in the suburbs…

When the Country Acres coven comes together to help Theo with his book shop, the last thing any of them expect is to wind up inside a magical book, but that’s exactly what happens to Ellie, Mischa, Poe, and Seneca. At first, it seems like harmless fun, but when the author of the book–an odd wizard named Waldo with a penchant for non-magical technology–tells them that they must successfully complete his challenges or be stuck in the book forever, the witches become determined to find a way back to the real world.

The coven must solve the mystery of the magical book, but they won’t have an easy time of things. What does the oddly reclusive wizard want from them? Can they complete his challenges without the use of their magic and find a way back to their families, or will they die trying? And is there really a dragon in the story, waiting to gobble them all up?

Join the sassiest witches in North Carolina for another mysterious and magical adventure, but be warned–reading can be a dangerous habit.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Woeful Wedding Day: Dog Days Mystery #5, A humorous cozy mystery by [Blair, Jamie]Wedding crashers and a dead pastor? It’s another Metamora disaster.

June wedding bells are ringing! Cameron Cripps Hayman is the matron of honor and her five furry good boys are all ushers, so what could go wrong?

The day before the wedding the new pastor is found hanging from the choir loft. It’s ruled a suicide by the police, but Cam and her Action Agency suspect foul play. Cam’s police officer husband warns her to not stir up trouble where none exists, but when the pastor’s home is ransacked, it’s clear to Cam that she was murdered.

With the whole town geared up for the big day, Cam and her team set out to tie a knot in the case before the honeymoon is canceled. But the killer hasn’t found what he’s searching for and isn’t about to let a group of amateur sleuths scare him off—he’ll try to scare them off first.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle