New Releases For The Week Of June 16th, 2019–Part 2

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of June 9th, 2019. 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.

 

 

Sherlock Holmes - The Vanishing Man by [Purser-Hallard, Philip]A brand-new Sherlock Holmes mystery from acclaimed author Philip Purser-Hallard.

A Mysterious Disappearance

It is 1896, and Sherlock Holmes is investigating a self-proclaimed psychic who disappeared from a locked room, in front of several witnesses.

While attempting to prove the existence of telekinesis to a scientific society, an alleged psychic, Kellway, vanished before their eyes during the experiment. With a large reward at stake, Holmes is convinced Kellway is a charlatan – or he would be, if he had returned to claim his prize. As Holmes and Watson investigate, the case only grows stranger, and they must contend with an interfering “occult detective” and an increasingly deranged cult. But when one of the society members is found dead, events take a far more sinister turn…  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bedtime Fury (Federal Bureau of Magic Cozy Mystery Book 5) by [Chase, Annabel ]Welcome to Chipping Cheddar, where supernaturals are hidden in plain sight

There’s been a discovery of demons.

Again.

The appearance of a strange plant on the Taskers’ farm sends Neville and I straight to the Federal Bureau of Magic database, where we discover that deadly demons are snatching bodies all over town. Meanwhile, with the Day of Darkness looming on the calendar, family tensions abound and I’m reminded once again that I’m the white sheep of this black magic family.

Can I put a stop to the Stepford invasion before it’s too late or will the demons take up residence in their hosts–permanently?

Bedtime Fury (Federal Bureau of Magic Cozy Mystery, Book 5) is a 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kittens and Killers (An Isle of Man Ghostly Cozy Book 11) by [Xarissa, Diana]Police inspector Daniel Robinson wants help with another cold case, and Fenella Woods is always happy to assist. This time, it’s a fifty-year-old murder case that has captured Daniel’s attention.

With witnesses and suspects well into their seventies, working out what happened to Mabel Gross all those years ago is going to be a real challenge. When Winston, the neighbor’s dog, starts barking at a storage shed on the promenade, Fenella can’t help but fear that he’s uncovered a more modern murder mystery. Instead, she finds herself looking after an injured mother cat and a foursome of extremely active kittens.

Things are still somewhat awkward between Fenella and Daniel, but helping him with the case seems a good way to work toward a new beginning. Between looking after kittens and taking a class in reading old records, Fenella doesn’t have much time for investigating the murder.

Can Fenella help Daniel solve such an old case? It feels as if nearly everyone is keeping secrets. How can she persuade Mabel’s family and friends that now is the time to reveal all? And can she find good homes for the kittens and their mother before their antics drive her crazy?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prose and Poison: A Cafe Prose Mystery (Cafe Prose Mystery Series Book 1) by [Brown, Jennie K.]Murder, mayhem, and Shakespeare collide in the small town of Willow Creek.

For the past twelve years, thirty-three-year-old Talbot Meadows has thrown herself into her work as a rare materials appraiser at the prestigious Library of Congress in Washington D.C., forgetting the small-town life she left behind years ago.

But when Talbot is called back to her perfectly charming hometown of Willow Creek at the request of crotchety Harold Ellerton — village millionaire, mayoral candidate, book connoisseur, oh, and grandfather to her ex — to appraise his newest acquisition, Talbot gets more than she bargained for once finding Harold murdered and his mysterious rare book nowhere in sight. And to make matters worse, Talbot’s own mother is at the top of the suspect list.

If finding a dead guy isn’t bad enough, an unexpected layoff from her coveted job has Talbot starting over in Willow Creek — taking residence in the room above her mother’s garage and acquiring a part-time job as a barista at Cafe Prose, her best friend Piper Stone’s café-slash-used bookstore.

Armed with a mysterious note left by Harold, her adorable Yorkshire Terrier Romeo, and a penchant for research, Talbot vows to get to the bottom of Harold’s death no matter how many ex-boyfriends, inept police officers, town gossips, or gorgeous men get in her way.

Prose and Poison is book 1 in the Cafe Prose Mystery series.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Death by Strawberry Cupcake (The Cupcake Whisperer Culinary Cozy Mystery Series Book 2) by [Pressey, Rose]

 

 

While in the process of looking for all the right ingredients to make the perfect cupcake, Scarlet Baker discovers something much more sinister… murder. Scarlet is back as The Cupcake Whisperer. With the help of her gorgeous co-host Finn Fine and the hunky Detective Bailey, Scarlet must find the killer before the killer finds her.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Snow White and the Seven Murders: A Romantic Cozy Novella (Fairy Tale Retelling Cozy Mystery Book 1) by [Anderson, Amorette]What if Snow White had to save the prince? 

As a business reporter for the Dayton City Newspaper, Snow White tries to stick to the facts and stay out of trouble. But when research for an article leads to suspicions that a killer is on the loose, she can’t help but investigate. A local mine owner is dead. Could the owner of a rival company be to blame?

Snow’s snooping pays off, and soon she’s chasing down hot clues — and an even hotter prince. Amir Malick, prince of Qu’abar, is handsome, smart, funny and kind. Is he next on the killer’s list?

It’s up to Snow to save him…  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tutor, Nanny, Spit-Up, Spy (The Accidental Cases of Emily Abbott Book 4) by [Kirkpatrick, Perry]He’s a tutor and she’s a nanny… but not really.

When a highly-trained female spy breaks her leg just before beginning an undercover mission as a nanny, Emily Abbott, coffee barista, is asked to fill in. Chatter suggests a guerrilla group is plotting the assassination of a South American diplomat while he and his family are in the U.S., and that the assassin may actually be one of his protection detail.

As nanny to the diplomat’s four young children, Emily will be perfectly positioned to keep an eye on things and report back to ICS, the spy organization Brent Peterson works for. Emily and Brent–who is undercover as the children’s tutor–navigate long-division, spit-up, arguments over toys, and suspicious guards to discover a plot that’s far more complicated and urgent than they realized.

“The Accidental Cases of Emily Abbott” is a series of clean spy-comedies set in Phoenix, Arizona.
1. Red Rover, Red Rover – May 6, 2019
2. Plan to Fail – May 13, 2019
3. Bad Things, Small Packages – May 27, 2019
4. Tutor, Nanny, Spit-up, Spy – June 17, 2019
5. A-Spying We Will Go – July 8, 2019
6. Once Upon a Dime – July 29, 2019  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pawsitively Poisonous (A Witch of Edgehill Mystery Book 1) by [Jackson, Melissa Erin]Every town has its secrets, but no one has a secret like hers.

Amber Blackwood, lifelong resident of Edgehill, Oregon, has earned a reputation for being a semi-reclusive odd duck. Her store, The Quirky Whisker, is full of curiosities, from extremely potent sleepy teas and ever-burning candles to kids’ toys that seem to run endlessly without the aid of batteries. The people of Edgehill think of the Quirky Whisker as an integral part of their feline-obsessed town, but most give Amber herself a wide berth. Amber prefers it that way; it keeps her secret safe. But that secret is thrown into jeopardy when Amber’s friend Melanie is found dead, a vial of headache tonic from Amber’s store clutched in her hand.

Edgehill’s newest police chief has had it out for Amber since he arrived three years before. He can’t possibly know she’s a witch, but his suspicions about her odd store and even odder behavior have shot her to the top of his suspect list. When the Edgehill rumor mill finds out Melanie was poisoned, it’s not only the police chief who looks at Amber differently. Determined to both find justice for her friend and to clear her own name, Amber must use her unique gifts to help track down Melanie’s real killer. A quest that threatens much more than her secret …  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Victim of the Monsoon Express: A Baby Ganesh Agency novella by [Khan, Vaseem]A new novella in the charming Baby Ganesh Agency series.

In a symbolic journey of reconciliation, the Monsoon Express is travelling between hostile neighbours India and Pakistan. The passenger list includes politicians, celebrities, former Mumbai policeman Inspector Chopra and his baby elephant ward Ganesha.

Then a senior diplomat is found murdered in his cabin. Accusations fly, tensions rise, and an international incident seems certain. But is the murder political – or personal?

Tasked to investigate, Chopra has just hours before the train reaches its destination and the news goes public. He must unmask the killer quickly if he’s to stop the last journey of the Monsoon Express going entirely off the rails…  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Witch Who Mysteries 1 to 3 : Box Set: Penzi and Felix to the Rescue (The Witch Who Mysteries Box Sets) by [Penryn, Katie]What a witch!

And what an assistant! He’s handsome, powerful and clever – not to mention feline.

Three great magical murder mysteries in one box set.

Mpenzi Munro is horrified to find out she’s supposed to be a witch. Not only that, but she has to move her brother and sister from Notting Hill Gate in London to her father’s house in France.

The Witch who Couldn’t Spell – When they arrive at their new home in the little French seaside town of Beaucoup-sur-mer, they meet their long lost mother who’s been renovating their father’s house for them. Things are a little bumpy at first.

And then they get worse. Their mother is arrested on suspicion of murder when a body is found in an ancient fridge in their nightmare of a yard. Penzi is now her mother’s only chance and has to use her newly discovered magic. However, Penzi can’t read her Book of Spells. What’s she to do? Help is at hand in the most unexpected form. Shush! A shape shifting cat called Felix.

The Witch who Loved Eclairs – Penzi and her family are settling down to their new life in Beaucoup-sur-mer. At last, Penzi can find out what treasures are stored in the antiques shop attached to their centuries old house on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean.

However, evil is never far away, even in a quiet little town like Beaucoup-sur-mer. It’s not long before Penzi receives an urgent phone call from the mayor asking her to help him with his latest crisis. Felix, Penzi’s multi-talented and sexy bodyguard, tries to stop Penzi from taking up the challenge, but Penzi is a newly committed white witch who says, “A witch has to do what a witch has to do.”So, family life is put on hold again while Penzi adds to her portfolio of spells in her fight to bring the murderer to justice.

The Witch who Got the Blues – The nastycockroachhas its claws in Penzi. That’s what they call the blues in France. Penzi is tired out after moving her family to France, learning to be a witch and solving two murders in under three weeks.

Enter Jonny Sauvage, sexy blues guitarist from New Orleans, on tour in France with his band. Golden lad and classic bad boy, he’s happy to play his music and sow his wild oats anywhere.Penzi likes him, but it turns out not everyone’s a fan.

It’s here at last – the box set you’ve been waiting for.

If you love stories about witches, magic, and talking cats and dogs, all spiced up with a dollop of danger, you’ll love following along with Penzi and Felix as they fight the good fight against evil in the little French seaside town of Beaucoup-sur-mer.

Available in Kindle Unlimited – Download your box set now and get comfy, because once you start reading these exciting adventures you won’t want to put them down.

(All three are stand-alone novels, but your enjoyment will be enhanced by reading the series in order.)  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transatlantic Tragedy: A Cruise Ship Mystery (Cruise Ship Christian Cozy Mysteries Series Book 16) by [Callaghan, Hope]

 

The “Siren of the Seas” sets sail for the much anticipated transatlantic repositioning cruise to the British Isles. It’s smooth sailing until someone falls overboard. Millie jumps in head first to determine if the passenger’s death was an accident, suicide or murder. 

Read all of Hope Callaghan’s Cozy Mysteries FREE with Kindle Unlimited!

“Transatlantic Tragedy,” is Book 16 in the Cruise Ship Christian Cozy Mysteries Series

BONUS: Recipe Included!   (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s a dog’s life for Cameron when a killer threatens the Winter Festival fun

Planning activities for the Winter Festival in Metamora, Indiana, is hard work for Cameron Cripps-Hayman. Not only is she organizing dog sledding, ice sculpting, and downhill skiing events, but she’s also dealing with angry protesters and a missing mascot. The last thing she needs is another mystery to solve. And yet, that’s what she gets.

After a greedy landowner is found dead on top of a ski hill, Cameron scrambles to keep the reindeer games running. Then the festival’s former-Olympian host is also found dead. Cameron gets the Metamora Action Agency together to investigate, but proving the victims were both murdered–and catching the killer–will take a miracle on ice.

Praise for the Dog Days Mysteries

“[A] laugh-out-loud funny cozy…Dorothy Cannell and Donna Andrews fans rejoice!”–Library Journal

“The plot is very, very good in this one. The dogs are fun, the mystery is difficult to solve, and all the characters make this a great afternoon read.”–Suspense Magazine  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SA Crafter Hooks a Killer: A Handcrafted Mystery by [Holly Quinn]ure to delight fans of Betty Hechtman and Maggie Sefton, A Crafter Hooks a Killer is the second installment in Holly Quinn’s Handcrafted mysteries.

Community Craft proprietor Sammy Kane suspects that a tantalizing thread links the deaths of her best friend and a bestselling author. But can she weave together the clues?

Samantha “Sammy” Kane is settling into her new life in idyllic Heartsford, Wisconsin, running her late friend Kate Allen’s craft shop, Community Craft when one early June day, bestselling crochet author Jane Johnson visits Heartsford. Captivated by Community Craft, Jane devotes a chapter in her new book, Behind the Seams, to the store. Sammy is honored, though satisfaction quickly turns to shock when she finds Jane strangled to death—her cold hands clutching a copy of her most recently published book, with the words “THE END” raggedly scratched into the cover.

Heavens to Etsy! Not only must Sammy contend with the author’s inauspicious demise, she has to untie some knotty details from her own past. It turns out Kate’s death was not what it seemed, and instead somehow hooked to Jane Johnson’s demise. Handsome Detective Liam Nash is on the “skein”, more than happy to see the shop owner again, if less than enamored by her sleuthing interventions. But this was Sammy’s best friend—she has to know.

Fortunately, Sammy has a “lace” in the hole. As a child, she formed the S.H.E. detective team with her cousin, Heidi, and her sister, Ellie. Having already reconstituted their partnership, the S.H.E. team searches for a pattern behind the latest death. As the case starts to unravel, will Sammy and team be able to sidestep Liam quick enough to stitch together the clues?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover