New Releases For The Week Of June 17th, 2018–Part 1

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of June 17th, 2018.  I am going to divide the list into 3 days because there are so many of them this week. Today is the first day of my list.  Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.


No Grater Danger (A Vintage Kitchen Mystery Book 7) by [Hamilton, Victoria]In the brand-new Vintage Kitchen Mystery from the author of Leave It to Cleaver, someone out to spice up their life means to crush a helpless victim . . .

“Delightfully entertaining, well-written, and an interesting and exciting plot. Literally keeps you guessing right to the end.” —Goodreads on Leave It to Cleaver

Vintage cookware enthusiast Jaymie Leighton is thrilled at the prospect of meeting an elderly descendant of her town’s founding father, not least because she’s known to possess an enviably large collection of antique spice graters. But the curmudgeonly woman also has substantial real estate holdings, and at the moment she’s engaged in a fierce battle with a property developer who wants her to sell off her old buildings in the name of progress. When Jaymie goes to visit the woman and discovers that there’s been an attempt on her life, she polishes up her sleuthing skills to find out who was behind the foul deed.

Her first instinct is to suspect the developer, but as she digs deeper into the case she learns that her older new friend has purportedly been the victim of numerous criminal acts—all of which point to different suspects. Unsure if the stories are true or simply the confused ramblings of a senior citizen, Jaymie sifts through the clues hoping to expose the culprit, but she knows that if she keeps stirring up trouble, she’ll be next on the would-be killer’s list . . .

Includes a vintage recipe!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback












Spell or High Water by [Welling, ReGina, Daley, Kathi, Hamilton, Heather, Lynn, Erin, Milligan, Molly, Best, Morgana, Aasheim, April, Maher, Tegan, Elle Adams, Danielle Garrett, Heather Horrocks, Samantha Silver , A. Gardner]Beat the heat with a little summer magic!

Witches, werewolves, vamps and more. When they clash with bewitching creatures from the big blue, magical hi-jinx are sure to follow!

A group of your favorite paranormal cozy writers have teamed up to bring you mystery-filled tales of summer fun.

Authors include: Kathi Daley, Heather Hamilton, Molly Milligan, Morgana Best, April Aasheim, Tegan Maher, Elle Adams, Heather Horrocks, Danielle Garrett, Samantha Silver, A. Gardner, ReGina Welling and Erin Lynn  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle
















Foxes and Fatal Attraction: Mystery (Madigan Amos Zoo Mysteries Book 9) by [Loren, Ruby]A body in the bedroom.

An animal thief.

And a mysterious intruder at the zoo.

Madi takes a break from running The Lucky Zoo to go house-hunting with Tiff, but when they find a body in the bedroom, their house-hunt turns into a horror show. Detective Gregory is on the case, but the killer has meticulously planned the murder. The only possible mistake? The killer believed the victim would stay missing for much, much longer…

A spate of animal thefts are also worrying Madi. The stolen animals are all valuable pedigree dogs and prestigious horses. Who’s taking them? Where are the animals now? And who is the thief’s next target?

Auryn is struggling with his own mystery at the zoo. An intruder is breaking in at night and targeting Avery Zoo’s fowl collection. Does the zoo have a rather wily fox on its hands, or is the real culprit larger and walks on two legs?

Once more, Madi finds herself too close to murder…. and the body count is about to rise. 

Pick up this page-turning zoo mystery today and see if you can figure out ‘whodunnit’!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












Killing With Kings (Georgia Coast Cozy Mysteries Book 4) by [Lavrisa, Lois]It was supposed to be a friendly poker game. But when one of the players drops dead, Sergeant José Rodriguez of the Savannah Police Department suspects someone at the table stacked the deck against the victim.

But José faces resistance from the department as he pursues a chain of clues and growing number of angry suspects. Making matters worse, a rookie from his elite bomb squad demands to join his unauthorized investigation. Now, José must catch the killer and keep the brash young woman safe—all while protecting a secret he’s held since joining the force.

The Georgia Coast Cozy Mystery Series combines mystery, suspense, humor, and southern charm. Each book is a standalone novel.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback















Stirring Up Murder (Auntie Clem's Bakery Book 4) by [Workman, P.D.]With Davis behind bars and Alton Summers chased away once more, everything is back to normal in sleepy Bald Eagle Falls. Erin is making her delicious gluten-free goods at Auntie Clem’s Bakery and things couldn’t be going better. The only sleuthing Erin is doing this time is to track down the half sister she never knew she had. But when that sister turns out to be not quite who Erin expected, and there is yet another body, Erin has some choices to make.

Will Erin stand by her sister and try to uncover the truth or will she go back to her cookbooks and pans and let the chips fall where they may?

Was there ever really any question?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle















Cedar Bay Cozy Mysteries Superseries #2 by [Harman, Dianne]USA Today Bestselling Author and seven time Amazon All Star with the second boxed set of six standalone books in the popular Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery Series.

Italy, Cuba and the Northwest – Travel with Kelly, Sheriff Mike, and their dogs as they search for murderers and the perfect meal. Along the way you’ll meet plenty of quirky characters, dogs, and cats. Discover why all of the page-turning books in this series have been designated as best sellers by Amazon. Not to mention that each book has mouth-watering recipes! Free with Kindle Unlimited.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Death In The Woods (A West-Country Crime Mystery Book 1) by [Steadman, Bernie]Do you love twisty murder mysteries? Meet Detective Inspector Dan Hellier – a man who needs to redeem his career and catch a killer.  Perfect for fans of Joy Ellis, Faith Martin and LJ Ross.

 Soon after DI Hellier returns home to Exeter under a cloud, the body of a talented young singer is found in the woods.

When her death reveals links to the boss of a recording studio, a predatory gang and a

school music teacher, Hellier knows he has his work cut out.

Before any more innocent people are put in danger, Hellier will need to untangle the web

of lies and work out which of many suspects are guilty of murder.

But will he solve the case in time?

 What everyone is saying about Death In The Woods:

“an action-packed mystery that deals almost with any crime you can imagine” Helle Brown – Reviewer 

“complex enough to keep the reader turning pages and wanting more” Alyson Read – Reviewer

“a fast paced, action packed procedural which held my attention from start to finish”  Elaine Tomasso – Reviewer

“hard to believe that this is a debut novel” Joyce Fox – Reviewer


*** Please note this is a revised edition of a book previously published as Death And Deception by B.A. Steadman.***

Also available in the West Country Crime Mysteries:

Death on Dartmoor

Coming Soon:

Death On The Coast  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback












Murder with a Side of Lies (Curvy Soul Mysteries Book 1) by [Kane, Zoey, Kane, Claire]Gia Rizzo has a lot on her plate. (Double bacon cheeseburger not included.) She and her furry companion, Petey, set out to start fresh in the food-loving town of Greenville. Gia is excited to introduce the readers of her food blog to the town’s delicious creations. But when a young woman is murdered at a local burger joint, Gia must sacrifice all she has planned to accomplish to prevent a person from her past from being wrongly accused of the woman’s death. And things start to heat up when the killer sets his sights on Gia. Will she be able to enjoy Greenville’s belly-rubbing cuisines and begin a new chapter in her life? Or will the killer cut Gia’s dreams short and make sure that basket of onion rings are her last?

*Authors’ note: This is a legally modified version of Book One in the bestselling Josie Rizzo mysteries, with more in the series coming!*  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













A Cornish Ransom: The Loveday Mysteries by [George, Rena]A man’s body is pulled from the river in Inverness as the cathedral bells ring in a new year.
The last thing Loveday and Sam want is for a murder to spoil their holiday in Scotland. But fate takes a hand. The man is Cornish, and events pursue them back to Cornwall where a major search is taking place to find a prominent missing businessman.
When Sam realises the two could be connected, he and Loveday are plunged into a mystery that grows more complicated by the hour.
The riddle deepens when suspicion grows over a previous death initially thought to have been an accident.
If you like a fast action murder mystery that will keep you guessing till the end you’ll love A Cornish Ransom. Buy it now!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Demeter West and the Ghost Town Glitch (Mystic Match Mysteries Book 1) by [Ferguson, Marta]The Mystic Match Mysteries are a cozy series about Casper, a college town haunted by ghostly apparitions that its scientists and psychics agree are manifestations of parallel universes.

In this first book, Demeter West and the Ghost Town Glitch, local matchmaker and PI Demeter West gets called in to investigate some interdimensional turbulence in the basement of the local library. Over the course of the investigation, Demeter learns some new approaches to tarot work, some local history, some new information about Casper’s situation within the multiverse, and some things she didn’t know about her husband and daughter. The first book also holds a barbeque scene that will make your mouth water (see the blog for vegan and traditional recipes), dogs who will entertain you with their antics, and teenagers with their own agendas where you least expect them.

Regarding the rest of the series, the local culture is progressively pagan, the narrative tone colorful and upbeat. Each book features a romance between a couple of Demeter’s clients and each one focuses on some new unfolding of the great mystery that is life in Casper. For more information, check out the Mystic Match Messenger blog (….  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle










Airships, Crypts & Chocolate Chips: A Cozy Witch Mystery (Spells & Caramels Book 6) by [Johnson, Erin ]A bewitched prison. A brother with a deadly request. Can a magical baker launch a jailbreak and still keep her prince in the process?

Imogen’s magical bakery is thriving and she loves the company of the Water Kingdom’s dashing prince. But she’s not so enamored with the time she’s forced to spend with his awful Royal Family. She also can’t help but worry that the increased media scrutiny could reveal her secret contact with the Royal Family’s sworn enemy: her own brother.

When her sibling shows up and demands Imogen spring his cronies out of jail, she flat out refuses. But when he threatens to hurt the ones she loves the most, she balances her allegiance to the prince with her plan for a covert prison break. Can Imogen keep up family appearances and avoid betraying the kingdom or will her pie-in-the-sky scheme become a recipe for disaster?

Airships, Crypts & Chocolate Chips is the sixth standalone book in a clever paranormal cozy mystery series. If you like crafty witches, charming romances, and fabulous French settings, then you’ll love Erin Johnson’s enchanting adventure.

Buy Airships, Crypts & Chocolate Chips to scramble from the slammer today!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle