New Releases For The Week Of May 19th, 2019–Part 2


Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of May 19th, 2019. I am going to divide the list into 4 days because there are so very many of them for this week. Today is the second day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.



Roman Count Down (Rick Montoya Italian Mysteries Book 6) by [Wagner, David P]Rick Montoya, eager to experience more of his Italian mother’s culture, heads to Rome to start his own translation business. He’s armed with curiosity and an appetite for local food and wine.

Rick’s maternal uncle is a Roman cop with one eye to his nephew’s welfare and another to how Rick might be useful, perhaps widen his career choices. So Commissario Piero Fontana pulls Rick into an investigation: the murder of Count Umberto Zimbardi.

The wealthy count enjoyed indulging a circle of convivial friends and a hobby collecting oral histories by interviewing residents in the city’s centro storico. After heading home from such an afternoon, he was found dead on a bridge over the Tiber.

As a newcomer and an investigator, Rick makes rookie mistakes. He’s learning the ropes as an amateur sleuth and that living in Rome is different from visiting. Plus he’s distracted by a woman pressing him into service as a tour guide and the arrival of a college friend on a mission to sell Argentine wine to the Vatican.

In Roman Count Down, the city emerges as another character in David Wagner’s “…usual deft mix of travel and suspense” (Kirkus Reviews). Like all the Rick Montoya Mysteries, this prequel is rich in food, drink, and local culture and landmarks.  (Amazon)

Editions Available;  Kindle, Paperback












Grace Under Fury (Federal Bureau of Magic Cozy Mystery Book 4) by [Chase, Annabel]Welcome to Chipping Cheddar, where supernaturals are hidden in plain sight

Residents are sneezing and coughing all over town and it seems like a brutal allergy season is upon us–until someone dies. When Dr. Verity reveals a supernatural cause, I’m on the case, but how do I track a culprit whose only evidence seems to be the infection it leaves behind? In the meantime, neighbors new and old bring trouble to Munster Close and I need to intervene before the wicked witches escalate matters. With the annual cheese festival on the horizon and a stealthy demon on the loose, I know I’ll need to set aside my misgivings and use my magic to prevent a catastrophe.

Can I stop this outbreak before it becomes a full-fledged epidemic or will the entire town succumb to the deadly demon?

Grace Under Fury (Federal Bureau of Magic Cozy Mystery, Book 4) is a full-length humorous paranormal cozy mystery with demon action and a budding romance.

Federal Bureau of Magic cozy mystery series
Great Balls of Fury, Book 1
Fury Godmother, Book 2
No Guts, No Fury, Book 3
Grace Under Fury, Book 4
Bedtime Fury, Book 5

Books in the Starry Hollow Witches series include:
Magic & Murder, Book 1
Magic & Mystery, Book 2
Magic & Mischief, Book 3
Magic & Mayhem, Book 4
Magic & Mercy, Book 5
Magic & Madness, Book 6
Magic & Malice, Book 7
Magic & Mythos, Book 8
Magic & Mishaps, Book 9

Books in the Spellbound series include:
Curse the Day, Book 1
Doom and Broom, Book 2
Spell’s Bells, Book 3
Lucky Charm, Book 4
Better Than Hex, Book 5
Cast Away, Book 6
A Touch of Magic, Book 7
A Drop in the Potion, Book 8
Hemlocked and Loaded, Book 9
All Spell Breaks Loose, Book 10

Books in the Spellbound Ever After series include:
Crazy For Brew, Book 1
Lost That Coven Feeling, Book 2
Wands Upon A Time, Book 3
Charmed Offensive, Book 4  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback












Death Witnessed: A 1930s Murder Mystery (Poison Ink Mysteries Book 2) by [Byers, Beth]March 1937 

Georgette Dorothy Marsh published a book when she was no longer able to afford cream for her tea. Without enough imagination to tell a story on her own, she wrote about her neighbors instead. Only her book became a best seller and her village was ready to take up arms.

She never expected the money let alone the results. One man died just after publication. After a pot of lapsang souchong at the local tea room, Miss Marsh witnesses another murder. When Miss Marsh realizes this murder is connected to her book as well, she turns to her friend Mr. Aaron. Once again, he brings along his nephew and they are back to attempting to find the killer, ensuring that Miss Marsh isn’t the next victim, and hiding the real person behind this poisoned book.

Book TWO in The Poison Ink Mysteries. Georgette Marsh might be a quiet wallflower and treated as such, but it’s time for this wallflower to blossom. Are you ready to journey with her as she decides to craft a new life? If so, you’ll love Miss Marsh! For fans of Carola Dunn, Jacqueline Winspear, Georgette Heyer, and Lee Strauss. 

A light, cozy historical mystery. No swearing, graphic scenes, or cliffhangers.

The Poison Ink Mysteries
1- Death By the Book
2- Death Witnessed
3- Death by Blackmail
4- Death Misconstrued
5- Deathly Ever After  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












The Comedy Club Mystery: A Crampton of the Chronicle adventure (Deadline Murder Series Book 3) by [Bartram, Peter]The Comedy Club Mystery: A Crampton of the Chronicle comic crime adventure

Murder has never been such fun…

When theatrical agent Daniel Bernstein sues the Evening Chronicle for libel, crime reporter Colin Crampton is called in to sort out the problem.

But trouble escalates when Bernstein turns up murdered. Colin discovers that any of five comedians competing for the chance to appear on a top TV show could be behind the killing.

As Colin and his feisty girlfriend Shirley Goldsmith investigate, they encounter a cast of colourful characters – identical twin gangsters, an Irishman who lives underground, and a failed magician’s assistant.

And it’s not long before their own lives are in peril as they battle to crack a code that will lead to a fortune. Join Colin and Shirley for a rollercoaster of an adventure in Swinging Sixties England – where the laughs are never far from the action.

See what reviewers say about Crampton of the Chronicle:

“A fun read with humour throughout…” Crime Thriller Hound

“An excellent novel, full of twists and turns, plenty of action scenes, crackling dialogue – and a great sense of fun.” Fully Booked 2016

“A good page-turning murder mystery, with a likeable protagonist and great setting.” The Bookworm Chronicles

“An amiable romp through the shady back streets of 1960s Brighton.” Simon Brett, Crime Writers’ Association Diamond Dagger winner

“A highly entertaining, involving mystery, narrated in a charming voice, with winning characters. Highly recommended.” – In Search of the Classic Mystery Novel

“A romp of a read! Very funny and very British.” The Book Trail

“Superbly crafted and breezy as a stroll along the pier, this Brighton-based murder mystery is a delight.” Peter Lovesey, Crime Writers’ Association Diamond Dagger winner

“By the end of page one, I knew I liked Colin Crampton and author Peter Bartram’s breezy writing style.” Over My Dead Body

“One night I stayed up until nearly 2am thinking ‘I’ll just read one more chapter’. This is a huge recommendation from me.” Life of a Nerdish Mum  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback












Like a Bad Penny (Brady Paranormal Investigations Book 1) by [Crowley, Harper]Scooby Doo meets Ghost Hunters in this light-hearted, fun cozy mystery series…

Somebody wants the secrets of the MacIver mansion to stay buried.

Meredith Brady doesn’t just hunt ghosts; she broadcasts her adventures on the internet. The good, the bad, and the ghoulish, streaming live and in color to thousands of subscribers. When Meredith and her team of ghost hunters take on a case in the tiny town of Oak Cliff, Georgia, they don’t expect anything out of the ordinary, just a ghost in a white dress that may or may not be related to a missing persons investigation. But this case is unlike anything Meredith has taken on before. Oak Cliff is a town awash in mysteries and lies, and the spirit Meredith’s searching for may not be the only one haunting the MacIver mansion.

Determined to unearth the truth, Meredith and her team dig their way through layers of mysteries and strange occurrences, getting closer to the truth—and real danger. Because it’s becoming clear that someone, or something, wants the past to stay buried, at any cost, and Meredith’s search for the truth just might get her and her team killed.

Fans of Amanda Lee and Rose Pressey, get ready to start an exciting new series…  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












Tails from the Deep: A Mermaid Cozy Mystery (Mermaid Mystery Novella Book 1) by [Vallere, Diane]Three sisters vying for attention.

One matriarch to keep them in line.

A world of adventure filled with nefarious characters, hidden secrets, mysterious activities, and sunken treasure.

Sunken treasure?

Yes, sunken treasure. Because this is the ocean, where pearls are common, crimes are not, and mysteries lurk behind every cluster of coral.

Welcome to Sirenia, the mermaid colony in unchartered waters!

TAILS FROM THE DEEP – Mermaid Mystery #1

There’s something fishy going on at the edge of Sirenia…

Zoe wasn’t looking for trouble. As the middle daughter in a family of three mermaid sisters, she never gets the attention she deserves. She spends her days frolicking with sea creatures by the sunken battleship that sits at the edge of Sirenia, and her nights being lectured about danger. But when she finds a diver trapped in the kelp by the wreckage, she overcomes her shock to free him. The problem? The only available tool to cut him loose is the knife in the body on the ocean floor by his feet.

What happens when a mermaid saves dangerous stranger?

If you’re that mermaid, you might have to solve a mystery to save yourself.

Zoe learns the diver is a detective tasked with solving the dead man’s murder. Being in the unique position of finding evidence underwater, Zoe volunteers to help . . . until she finds a clue that links the body to her older sister. Now the only way to ensure the safety of her sister—and protect the mermaid colony she always dreamed of leaving behind—is to discover the dead man’s identity herself. Zoe is used to being invisible around the other mermaids, but what happens when her sleuthing for clues exposes herself to the humans who may be responsible for a murder? With the evidence hidden in the ocean floor, digging for clues could lead to an early grave . . . in Davy Jones’s Locker.

You’ll love splashing around in the virtual world of Sirenia, because mermaid mysteries are the perfect escapist fiction.

Get it now!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Spring Break Murder: A Small Town Minnesota Cozy Mystery by [West, Linnea]A vacation in an RV park full of retirees is supposed to be slow and maybe even a little boring but when a dead body is found, any sense of rest and relaxation is immediately out the window.

Tessa Schmidt hasn’t been on vacation in a few years, so when her best friend Mandy goes to Florida to visit her retired parents, Tessa tags along thinking she’d like a slow vacation in a warm place. But Candy Cane Park is more daytime drama, less retirement home. There is a clique of popular women who rule the park, a full schedule of activities and even a mean-spirited woman who has her own crony. Tessa had no idea what she was getting herself into when she agreed to this trip.Then a body is found in the park and Mandy is blamed for the death. Tessa shelves her dreams of a relaxing vacation so that she can help clear her friend’s name.

Just when Tessa thinks she has enough on her plate, an unexpected visitor shows up with plans for a big surprise that are now in jeopardy.

Can Tessa find the real killer and help get the surprise back on track so she can have some semblance of a vacation?

Read Spring Break Murder today and find out before you follow Tessa Schmidt through her other seasonal escapades in the Small Town Minnesota Cozy Mystery Series.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Amanda Cadabra and The Flawless Plan: A humorous British cozy mystery (The Amanda Cadabra Cozy Paranormal Mysteries Book 3) by [Bell, Holly]An accident waiting to happen. Sunken Madley village church hall seems safe enough for a dance class. Now there’s a body. Or is it two? Only ghosts for witnesses. Covert witch Amanda and her grumpy feline familiar must look for answers in the past. But whose past?

With a spy, a saboteur, an uncooperative ghost, multiple puzzles ,and herself as the number one suspect she’s going to need backup.

There’s only one choice: the personable but intractable Inspector Trelawney. Only if Amanda can dare to trust him can they survive and solve the case before the murderer strikes again.

But who, in this peaceful English village would resort to murder?

In the words of Grandpa: ‘This one is going to be more complicated than the last one. Possibly … probably. Definitely.’

Now at special pre-order price.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Get Up and Ghost: A Chantilly Adair Psychic Medium Cozy Mystery (The Chantilly Adair Psychic Medium Cozy Mystery Series Book 1) by [Ridder Aspenson, Carolyn]Divorced mother Chantilly Adair didn’t take the job as the head of the Castleberry Georgia Historical Society because she thought it would be easy, in fact, she felt the exact opposite, and that suited her just fine. Desperate to get away from Birmingham and her ex-husband, she took her pre-teen son and high-tailed it straight to her childhood home in Castleberry, Georgia, and the echoes of her recently deceased parents.

A tumble down a flight of stairs and causing a bump on the head hasn’t hindered Chantilly from rehabbing the historical presence in town, but finding the dead body of the town’s BBQ king just days before the annual BBQ competition puts her right in the local detective’s hot seat.

When the spirit rumored to be haunting the dead man’s restaurant appears, Chantilly’s not sure which is worse, being accused of murder, or claiming a spirit might have had something to do with it.

Now Chantilly must save herself from a life behind bars or a stay in the psychiatric ward, and still get the competition going on time.

If you like Southern or paranormal cozy mysteries, you’ll love this first book in the Chantilly Adair Psychic Medium Cozy Mystery Series.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Granny Smith is Dead (Apple Orchard Cozy Mystery Book 5) by [Thomas, Chelsea]Secret tunnels? Check.

Bitter family grudges? Check.

Vandalism? Affairs? A saucy love triangle?

Check, check, check.

In Book 5 of the Apple Orchard Cozy Mystery Series, you guessed it…

…Granny Smith is dead.

Want to find out who killed this mean old lady?

And why?

Buy Now.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Steeped in Murder: A Tea and Tarot Cozy Mystery by [Weiss, Kirsten]Tea, tarot, and trouble.

Abigail Beanblossom’s dream of owning a tea room in her California beach town is about to come true. She’s got the lease, the start-up funds, and the recipes. But Abigail’s out of a tearoom and into hot water when the realtor turns out to be a conman… and then turns up dead.

But not even death puts an end to the conman’s mischief. He rented the same space to a tarot reader, Hyperion Night. Convinced his tarot room is in the cards, Night’s not letting go of the building without a fight. Steamed, Abigail realizes the only way to salvage her tea room is to join forces with the tarot reader, even if he isn’t her cup of tea.

But they must work together, steeping themselves in the murky waters of the sham realtor’s double dealings, in order to unearth the truth – before murder boils over again.

Steeped in Murder is the first book in the Tea and Tarot cozy mystery series. Buy the book to start this hilarious caper today.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












Misdirected in Teaberry (A Teaberry Farm Bed & Breakfast Cozy Book 20) by [Wallace, R. A.]




A Teaberry Farm Bed & Breakfast Cozy Book 20
Several residents of Teaberry are looking forward to upcoming events but the road to a happy ending isn’t always the shortest path. Sometimes, it’s the unexpected side trips that add to the adventure. When an acquaintance becomes lost and is accused of murder, Megan searches for the puzzle pieces to solve the mystery. This mild cozy mystery offers a clean read with a female amateur sleuth and friends in a small-town setting. Main characters in the series are multigenerational.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

















The Terrible Truth of Faerywood Falls (Mountain Magic Mysteries Book 8) by [Baker, Blythe]



Marianne’s search for the dangerous beast hiding in Faerywood Forest comes to a sudden halt when a body is discovered in the lake near her aunt’s lodge.

With no shortage of murder suspects, can Marianne ferret out the truth and capture the real killer, all while getting to the bottom of a local myth as old as the town itself?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

















Spirited Away (A Bay Island Psychic Mystery Book 4) by [Gregory, Lena]In the new Bay Island Psychic Mystery, psychic Cass Donovan is thrown into the middle of a macabre murder she never saw coming . . .

With the summer tourist season on Bay Island in full swing, shop owner Cass Donovan barely has a minute to breathe, and things at Mystical Musings become even more hectic when a fight breaks out at one of her psychic readings. Shaken by the fracas and discouraged that her sixth sense seems to be on the blink, Cass is even more dispirited to learn that one of the men involved in the altercation was later found dead—and that a close friend of hers is the main suspect.

Desperate to help her friend prove his innocence and consumed by haunting visions, Cass follows the clues from one possible culprit to the next, including some very mysterious tourists and not a few questionable locals. And when the police turn to Cass to help them find out who committed the ghoulish deed, she knows she’ll have to tread carefully, because her next grim premonition may be her last . . .

Praise for the Bay Island Psychic Mystery series:

“The future shows much success for this series! Fun, vibrant characters (as well as a sexy smolder or two for good measure) give the novel just the right tone.” —RT Book Reviews on Death at First Sight

“I loved the protagonist, Cass. She and her friends were very well developed, and felt like a group of people I’d like to get to know.” —The Book’s the Thing

“I stayed up far too late into the evening because I couldn’t put it down. A well-crafted mystery with a quirky cast of characters, and plenty of twists and turns to keep you guessing to the end.” —The Mysterious Ink Spot on Death at First Sight

About the Author:

Lena Gregory is the author of the Bay Island Psychic Mystery series, which takes place on a small island between the north and south forks of Long Island, New York, and the All-Day Breakfast Café Mystery series, which is set on the outskirts of Florida’s Ocala National Forest. Lena Grew up in a small town on the south shore of eastern Long Island, where she still lives with her husband, three kids, son-in-law, and five dogs, and works full-time as a writer and a freelance editor.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle



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