New Releases For The Week Of May 12th, 2019–Part 4

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of May 12th, 2019. I am going to divide the list into 4 days because there are so many of them for this week. Today is the fourth and final day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.


A Berry Perplexing Puzzle: A Kylie Berry Cozy Mystery (Kylie Berry Mysteries Book 8) by [Winters, A.R.]Welcome to The Berry Home, where the food is to-die-for!

When Kylie’s friend Jack is accused of murder, she must go the distance to uncover the real killer…

Meanwhile Kylie’s nemesis, Detective Gregson, appears to be joining forces with her BFF Zoey – but to what end?

“Winters will have you giggling into your book!”

Kylie’s kinda-sorta boyfriend Joel drops a bombshell, and Kylie is forced to make a difficult decision…

Praise for A.R. Winters:

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

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

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

A Berry Perplexing Puzzle is the eighth book in the Kylie Berry Mystery Series. Though it can be read as a standalone, it’s best read in series order.

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

Editions Available:  Kindle














The Never Game by [Deaver, Jeffery]From the bestselling and award-winning master of suspense, the first novel in a thrilling new series, introducing Colter Shaw.

“You have been abandoned.”

A young woman has gone missing in Silicon Valley and her father has hired Colter Shaw to find her. The son of a survivalist family, Shaw is an expert tracker. Now he makes a living as a “reward seeker,” traveling the country to help police solve crimes and private citizens locate missing persons. But what seems a simple investigation quickly thrusts him into the dark heart of America’s tech hub and the cutthroat billion-dollar video-gaming industry.

“Escape if you can.”

When another victim is kidnapped, the clues point to one video game with a troubled past–The Whispering Man. In that game, the player has to survive after being abandoned in an inhospitable setting with five random objects. Is a madman bringing the game to life?

“Or die with dignity.”

Shaw finds himself caught in a cat-and-mouse game, risking his own life to save the victims even as he pursues the kidnapper across both Silicon Valley and the dark ‘net. Encountering eccentric game designers, trigger-happy gamers and ruthless tech titans, he soon learns that he isn’t the only one on the hunt: someone is on his trail and closing fast.

The Never Game proves once more why “Deaver is a genius when it comes to manipulation and deception” (Associated Press).  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook















Ambition Can Have Terrible Consequences (Diva Delaney Mysteries Book 10) by [Jayde, Anni]Diva Delaney’s grandmother is determined to find her a warlock to settle down with and she isn’t going to let anything stand in her way. Forced to date strange conjurers she’s never met before, Diva isn’t happy about the situation at all, but standing up to Lilla could be hazardous to her health.

Zoila, dressmaker extraordinaire and self-styled fairy godmother, has a mission for Diva. The strange witch was robbed a decade ago and she wants her belongings back. Diva’s reputation as a psychic medium has grown. Zoila is convinced she is the key to finding her beloved property. Unfortunately, Diva will have to team up with Haydn Creighton to pull this mission off.

Speaking of Haydn, Diva’s feelings for the sinfully handsome warlock haven’t changed. But now that the curse has been broken, he’s free to start dating blonde bimbos again. Seeing him with other women pushes her to the edge and her broken heart makes her do something that could very well come back to haunt her badly.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle
















Murder at the Ostrich Farm (Starfire Cozy Mystery Book 2) by [Lovett, London]

Poppy Starfire is looking forward to a summer outing at Dawson Ostrich Farm with two of her favorite people, her brother Jasper and her dad. The day starts out well enough with souvenir shopping, cold lemonades and, of course, plenty of ostriches. But when one of the farm visitors is found strangled to death, the fun-filled visit takes a grim turn.

When evidence and quick conclusions lead to an arrest, Ruby Dawson, the farm owner’s daughter comes to the Starfire Detective Agency for help. Miss Dawson is certain the police have the wrong man and she hopes Poppy and Jasper can find the real killer. The Starfire investigators soon find themselves surrounded with motives, possible suspects, scant evidence and, of all things, ostriches.

Book 2 of the Starfire Cozy Mystery series by London Lovett
A historical mystery set in 1920s Los Angeles

Book 1: Murder on Lot B  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle















A Twist in the Tail: An absolutely purrfect cozy mystery (The Oyster Cove Guesthouse Book 1) by [Dobbs, Leighann]FROM THE AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR OF THE USA TODAY BESTSELLING MYSTIC NOTCH SERIES…

‘Talk about inconvenient. Not only did I have a dilapidated mansion and no money to repair it with, two cats I had no idea how to care for and a room full of cranky guests waiting for their breakfast, I also had a dead body on my hands.’

Josie Waters has to admit she may have acted a bit hastily when she agreed to purchase the Oyster Cove Guesthouse – a charmingly gabled Victorian mansion on the breathtaking Maine coast – from elderly family friend Millie Sullivan. But Josie was desperate to flee Ohio and in particular her ex-husband, a chef who loved his job so much he left her for it. And anyway, how hard can running a guesthouse be?

The truth is, Oyster Cove Guesthouse is a mouldering money pit with falling-in roof and a cohort of regular guests who are as mischievous as a litter of kittens. And Millie keeps dropping by to dispense unasked-for advice. And Josie might have made a mistake in promising to adopt Oyster Cove’s two resident cats Nero and Marlowe, and treat them in the manner to which they’ve become accustomed. Josie has never had a cat before… let alone two feisty felines who think they own the place.

Ok, it’s not going well. At least it can’t get any worse, Josie thinks. Until her first guest ends up dead.

A joy to read, with a twist you’ll never guess! A page-turning new mystery series from a bestselling author, purrfect for murder mystery fans, cat lovers and everyone in between.

Readers can’t get enough of A Twist in the Tail!

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘This was soooooo good!… No doubt about it: this was one of THE best cozies out there. Such fun, full of (cat) humor. I can honestly say I was totally stunned at whodunit… I loved everything about this book, but I especially loved the cats. Nero and Marlowe have captured my heart!’ Goodreads reviewer

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘This book is fantastic… The characters that the author has created are realistic, fun and relatable… This is a page turner that I could not put down. If you love a well written mystery with a small town and cats, this one is for you! I cannot wait for the next book to come out.’ Goodreads reviewer

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘I loved the cats in this book. It was a fun new perspective in solving the mystery. With all the fun twists this mystery has, it was a very satisfying read. Mrs. Dobbs’ new series is sure to please fans of cozy mysteries, I would highly recommend this book!’ Goodreads reviewer

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘I really liked this book. I kept thinking I knew who had done it but the characters reasonings for who had done it kept making sense too so it really was a bit of a surprise at the end. If you like mysteries, detective work, and cats this book is for you!’ Goodreads reviewer

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘This is another fun addition to the repertoire to Leighann Dobbs’ vast collection of stories.’ Goodreads reviewer

⭐⭐⭐⭐‘As cozy mysteries go, this is a wonderful tail (!) …very cleverly done, can’t wait for the next book in this series.’ Goodreads reviewer

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘This was an absolute joy to read! It’s the perfect blend of mystery and fun with crime-solving cats thrown into the mix… humour that will have you laughing your socks off! …I for one cannot wait for the next one! A Twist in the Tail is a must for animal lovers and cosy mystery fans!’ Goodreads reviewer  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback













A Murder in Helvetica Bold: Thistlewood Star Mysteries #1 (Thistlewood Star Cozy Mysteries) by [Archer, Jessa]A teacup, a diary, and a body at the foot of the stairs…

When Ruth Townsend’s job and marriage both end abruptly, she heads home to the mountains for a fresh start. Nine months later, she has a new hobby, good friends, and a potential new romance–but only two dozen subscribers to the weekly newspaper she’s intent on reviving. What she needs is a good mystery…but nothing ever happens in sleepy little Thistlewood.

Then Edith Morton is found dead at the bottom of her staircase. Her son and the sheriff both assume that the old woman jumped, but a shattered teacup and eerie passages from Edith’s diary about a dark-haired boy lead Ruth to believe there’s more to the story. Was Edith simply a victim of dementia, or did someone push her over the edge? Ruth is too curious not to keep digging, but her investigation is unearthing secrets someone spent decades trying to hide.

Can Ruth find out who killed Edith Morton before she or someone she loves becomes the next obituary in the Thistlewood Star?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback















Ghastly Gadgets (Cozy Corgi Mysteries Book 12) by [Abbott, Mildred]As the summer tourist season begins, downtown Estes Park bustles with celebrations, inventions, pastries, and murder…

Winifred Page’s twin brothers-in-law are finally ready to open their invention shop right next to the Cozy Corgi Bookshop and Bakery. But the noise level is keeping customers away from the bookshop and driving Fred and her corgi sidekick, Watson, out of their minds.

Adding to her stress, family and friends are gearing up to celebrate Fred’s fortieth birthday—not that she’s overly concerned about her age…. Mere hours after entering her new decade of life, resentments reach an explosive level as downtown Estes Park is rocked by a fearsome calamity.

As the shop owners of Elkhorn Avenue come to grips with the crisis, Fred and Watson are pulled into the investigation. While she’s unsure there’s a murder to solve, Fred soon discovers a host of secrets and lies….

(This culinary cozy mystery includes a recipe for tasty cream puffs.)  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Beyond the Gravy (The No. 2 Feline Detective Agency Book 7) by [Morton, Mandy]Psychic cat Irene Peggledrip is being visited by a band of malevolent spirits who all claim to be murderers. Not only is their message disturbing, but they cause chaos with indoor snowstorms, flying books and the untimely demise of a delicious Victoria sponge. Irene calls in Hettie and Tilly of the No. 2 Feline Detective Agency to help, but they’re not sure how far their skills reach into the spirit realm.


Meanwhile, Lavender Stamp, the town’s bad-tempered postmistress cat, has some good news to deliver to Tilly: she has won a competition to take afternoon tea with renowned mystery writer Agatha Crispy at her Devon home, Furaway House.


Will Hettie and Tilly finally lay the ghosts to rest? Can Molly Bloom’s new café survive the seance? And will the moving claw give up its secrets before the gravy congeals? Find out in this latest adventure of our favourite feline sleuths.


What people are saying about The No. 2 Feline Detective Agency:


True escapism into a world of pies, cakes and cats while somehow smuggling a truer reflection of the real world than much human detective fiction.’

‘A deceptively nasty murder wrapped up in a cardigan, and served by the fire with tea and cake. A delight from beginning to end.

‘Hilarious and captivating.’

The cat world’s answer to the cosy crime novel, with bags of charm and characters you don’t want to leave behind.’

I love this series and am waiting with a warmed pastry, a hot mug of something, and a crackling fire for the next in the series.’

Editorial reviews:

Original and intriguing… a world without people which cat lovers will enter and enjoy.’ P. D. James

‘Mandy Morton’s Feline Detective Agency instigates a new genre, both wonderful and surreal.’ Maddy Prior

‘The world that Morton has created is irresistible.’ Publishers Weekly

‘Witty and smart. Prepare to be besotted.’ M.K. Graff

‘Mandy Morton’s series is both charming and whimsical.’ Barry Forshaw

‘Hettie Bagshot might be a new face at the scene of a crime, but already she could teach most fictional detectives a thing or two.’ The Hunts Post  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback













Criminals and Coral (Cozy Tales of a Professional Mermaid Book 1) by [Prescott, Summer, Allen, Gretchen]Something’s fishy in Coral Cove, Florida.
Sweet and sassy Midwesterner, Shelby Finn, has big dreams.
Her whole life has been spent preparing for the day that she could shimmy into a sparkling tail and entertain folks as a professional mermaid.
Her family isn’t taking it well.
Leaving her small-town home for the beaches of Florida was the hardest thing she’s ever had to do, but she knew that there would be a price to pay for living her dream.
Things don’t go exactly swimmingly when she arrives at Mermaid Academy, but she’s determined to prove herself to the ‘mean girl’ mermaids, and become the best.
Competition is fierce, and while Shelby could choose to gloat when the meanest mermaid of all is suspected of murder, she chooses to help her instead.
Will Shelby drown in intrigue? Or will she get caught in a net of deception and murder?
Find out with this exciting first full-length, standalone installment in the Cozy Tales of a Professional Mermaid Series!
You’ll be instantly hooked!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












The Medium Place (A Lost Souls Lane Mystery Book 2) by [Huss, Erin]My name is Zoe Lane, and I see dead people.

Sure, being a medium isn’t easy. Things like dating, working, and even sleeping are all hard to do when there’s a ghost hovering nearby, demanding your attention. But it’s not all bad, and I’d like to think I’m getting pretty good at it…most days.

Except today, when twenty-one-year-old Penelope Muffin appeared. She looks like she just stepped off the set of a bad horror movie, and she has no recollection of how she got here. Spirits are supposed to be restored to their prime after they die, and I have no idea what to make of her disheveled state. Frankly, she’s freaking me out, but it’s my job to help her. The problem is, no one knows she’s in trouble but me, and when you go around town talking ghosts and murder, you start to look crazy.

Now the police think I’m the suspect—well, just Sheriff Vance, who doesn’t trust me anyway. I’ve got to find Penelope’s body, her killer, and figure out what happened—and I have to do it fast. Otherwise, I’ll be locked up for a crime I didn’t commit.

It would be a whole lot easier if Penelope would stop obsessing about her Instagram account and help me solve this crime before it’s too late.   (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle




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