New Releases For The Week Of June 23rd, 2019–Part 1


Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of June 23rd, 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 first day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.



Poisoned by the Pier (A Mollie McGhie Cozy Sailing Mystery Book 3) by [Jacobson, Ellen]What would you do if your hubby signed the two of you up for an extreme diet?

Life without chocolate and junk food—completely miserable. Finding someone poisoned by a cake—even worse.

Mollie thought she had enough problems to deal with when her husband threw out all of her chocolate and junk food. But when someone is poisoned during a cake baking competition, she’s thrust into another murder investigation.

While she tries to identify the killer, Coconut Cove’s annual boating festival is in full swing. In between getting ready for her first sailing race and cheating on her diet, Mollie and her cat, Mrs. Moto, uncover clues, interview suspects, and do their best to avoid rutabagas.

Can Mollie nab the murderer before someone else is poisoned?

Poisoned by the Pier is the third book in the light, humorous, and original Mollie McGhie cozy sailing mystery series. If you like kooky characters, adorable cats, and plenty of chocolate, you’ll love this cozy mystery. Buy Poisoned by the Pier today and laugh out loud from the first page to the last.

Spoiler Alert: You’ll never look at rutabagas the same way again after you finish reading this book!

Poisoned by the Pier can be read as a standalone book, but you’ll have more fun if you start at the beginning of the series with Murder at the Marina.

Book #1—Murder at the Marina

Book #2—Bodies in the Boatyard

Book #3—Poisoned by the Pier

Book #4—Dead in the Dinghy (late 2019)  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












Killer Focus (Mrs. Avery's Adventures Book 1) by [Williams, Victoria LK]A pink slip, a birthday card, new neighbors…Piper Avery thought her week was bad-then she found the body on the beach!

Piper had no intentions of getting involved, but undercover cop Joel Stevenson, inadvertently challenged her. And, well, she had no choice, did she?

Piper and the spaniel Daisy, a surprise birthday gift and a bit of a diva, begin to investigate and are soon caught up in more than they are prepared for. Joining forces with Joel and his K-9 partner, Scout, they work to solve the murder-before Piper becomes the next victim.

And while Piper is looking for the murderer, she is also adjusting to her mother and mother-in-law as neighbors while getting her photography gallery ready to open. It might turn out to be more of an adventure than Piper is prepared for.

Grab a copy and find out if Piper makes it through her first adventure!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback













The Tell Tail Heart (Cat Cafe Mystery Series Book 3) by [Conte, Cate]Welcome back to the charming New England coast, where Maddie James’s cat café is at risk of becoming a crime scene for the purrfect murder. . .

Maddie is hoping to have some downtime during Daybreak Island’s off-season to tackle her to-do list. Her grandfather’s house-turned-cat-café is under construction and she’s also scoping out places to open a juice bar on the island. On top of that, her relationship with adorable dog groomer Lucas has taken a pawsitive turn.

But easy is getting harder every day for Maddie, especially when a big-name writer who’s on the island working on a new project winds up floating in the canal. This, on the exact same day an eccentric woman shows up at the cafe claiming Maddie’s cat, JJ, is hers.

As the investigation into the dead writer picks up, Maddie realizes that even the neighbors she’s known all her life might be keeping secrets that go deep into the heart of this small seaside town. Meanwhile, a killer remains at-large…and on the prowl.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback













Nightwing by [Smith, Martin Cruz]From Martin Cruz Smith, the internationally bestselling author of Gorky Park, comes a reissue of Nightwingthe million-copy bestseller that Stephen King called “one of the best horror novels in the last twenty years.”

As darkness gathers, the sky is filled with frantic motion and maddening murmurs. In an effort to end the world, an unhappy, aging Native American shaman invokes the Hopi god of death. Those around him remain skeptical, dismissing him as crazy old man. Then they discover his mutilated, bloody body and soon other similarly disfigured bodies begin to appear. Horses, sheep, cattle—no living thing is safe. But what is causing the horrible deaths? Deputy Sheriff Duran is called back to the reservation to investigate. Immediately, Duran recognizes the significance of the shaman’s spell and, with the help of two scientists, he works to combat the supernatural scourge—before there’s nothing left to save.

Written “in the tradition of Stephen King” (Kirkus Reviews), Nightwing is part love triangle, part Native American case study, part supernatural thriller…and “genuinely horrifying” (The Washington Post Book World).  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook














IPotions, Tells, & Deadly Spells (A Romaine Wilder Mystery Book 3) by [Vandiver, Abby L.]t’s another murder in the little town of Roble. But not to worry, Romaine and Auntie Zanne are on it!

It’s the 100th Boule of the Distinguished Ladies’ Society of Voodoo Herbalists. They’ve gotten together to eat, drink, be merry and vote for the next Lesser Mambo, a lifetime appointment second only to the Most High (bet you’ll never guess who holds that position). But the second in command spot keeps becoming vacant—that’s because the women who fill it keep dying off. This time though, it looks like murder.

During an alcohol-infused dinner and a tall glass full of absinth, a seemingly innocent drink is spilled in the lap of Mrs. Eugenia Elder, the Lesser Mambo Elect. A quick drying off and change of clothes were thought to be all that was necessary, that is, until Miss Eugenia turns up dead.

And while the server seems remorseful for her “accident,” it’s soon discovered that the whole thing was planned.

Vivienne “Miss Vivee” Pennywell, Logan and Mac from Yasamee, Georgia (and the Logan Dickerson cozy mystery series) make an appearance and help get the murder investigation underway, one that Romaine and Auntie Zanne have decided to figure out together.

It’s fun and mayhem, as the Voodoo herbalists of the distinguished society go on a mad romp all around town to figure out whodunit!

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POTIONS, TELLS, AND DEADLY SPELLS by Abby L. Vandiver | A Henery Press Mystery. If you like one, you’ll probably like them all.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback












The Great Witchy Cake Off: Wonky Inn Book 7 by [Wycherley, Jeannie]When a soggy bottom is the least of your worries…

The producers of Witchflix TV favourite The Great Witchy Cake Off are searching for somewhere new to base the filming of their next series, so Alfhild Daemonne invites them to Whittle Inn.

But what seemed like a great opportunity for a little harmless Wonky Inn self-promotion backfires when, at dawn on the first day of filming, one of the contestants is found toes-up outside the famous marquee.

Alf can’t believe her rotten luck.

But it’s not all bad news. The producers need a fresh contestant and Florence the ghost, Alf’s long-dead housekeeper, is in the right place at the right time. Not so much to reap the benefits of instant fame and fortune you understand, because wouldn’t that be nice? But more because she’s an insider who quickly becomes party to all the gossip and the rumours.

Who knew the baking world could be so deadly? But never mind, solving this mystery should be a piece of cake.

Shouldn’t it?

Chaos, catastrophe, ghosts and giggles in this warm and wonky clean and cozy witch series of mysteries.

The Great Witchy Cake Off is a standalone but complements the series as a whole.

Best served with a huge Devonshire Cream Tea!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle











Honey Trap: A European Crime Mystery (The Beatrice Stubbs Series Book 8) by [Marsh, JJ]A half truth is a whole lie.

Ecco, the world-famous Michelin-starred restaurant in Naples, has a problem. A chef is dead and there’s a spy in the kitchen, selling their secrets to competitors. What they need is a food-loving detective to go undercover. Isabella Lopez knows just the person.

Over Holy Week in Italy, Beatrice Stubbs takes on her first paid job as a private investigator, accompanied by family and friends. Posing as a wannabe pastry chef, her job is to hook the worm out of the apple.

Meanwhile, her men folk explore the city, the volcano and the ruins of Pompeii, followed by a man in a black beret. Who or what does he want?

At the restaurant, kitchen staff are scared and mistrustful, the head chef is explosive and Beatrice’s culinary skills lack finesse. The pressure is on. She sets a trap for the mole before anyone else gets killed.

The Neapolitan family network and business links grow increasingly tangled, dragging in everyone Beatrice loves. This catch is bigger than she thought and she can’t handle it alone.
Has PI Stubbs bitten off more than she can chew?

Honey Trap can be read as a stand-alone novel, like every book in The Beatrice Stubbs European Mystery Series.

“A thrilling new direction for Beatrice Stubbs amidst the chaos, beauty and gastronomy of historical Naples.”– Liza Perrat, author of The Bone Angel Series

“I thoroughly enjoyed Jill Marsh’s presentation of a hot and flustered Beatrice Stubbs amidst Italian pots, pans and flans, who at the flick of a whisk, manages to regain her cool and resolve a tricky Neapolitan intrigue and murder.” – Janys Hyde, owner at Creative Retreats, Italy  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle











Murder on the Mountain: A Cottonwood Springs Cozy Mystery (Cottonwood Springs Cozy Mystery Series Book 6) by [Harman, Dianne]A broken tree branch.
A dead body.
An ambitious personal assistant.
An unfaithful husband.

Was it murder or simply an unfortunate accident?

A lot of people resented Amelia Prescott, the grande dame of marketing agencies, because of her success. But did someone resent her enough to murder her?

That becomes the job of Sheriff Davis and Brigid – to find out if Amelia’s death was an accident or a carefully thought out murder.

Confrontations can get dicey. Good thing Brigid has a 125-pound Newfoundland to help her.

This is the sixth book in the popular Cottonwood Springs Cozy Mystery Series by a two-time USA Today Bestselling Author.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













The Murder Next Door (Mrs. Lillywhite Investigates Book 2) by [Queen, Emily]


Rosemary Lillywhite was looking forward to getting away from London. She had hoped a holiday abroad with her best friend Vera would help erase the images of murder that invaded her dreams. But before she can even finish packing her suitcase, Rose finds herself embroiled in another mystery, this one even closer to home than the last.

It’s no holiday when Mrs. Lillywhite investigates the murder next door.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle


















The Witches of Mystic Springs (A Mystic Springs Paranormal Cozy Mystery) by [Marple, Mona]It’s a school reunion to die for.

Welcome to St Winifred’s, a magic school with an unpopular headmaster who won’t survive the night.

With a storm raging over the choppy waters, and the Magick Squad too worried about Health & Safety to come out and investigate, it’s down to the guest of honour to investigate the murder.

Violet Warren has no idea that the evening is a celebration of her achievements. Not that it matters, since a dead body takes centre stage before she’s given her award.

She and Ellie Bean form an unlikely amateur sleuth duo, with three clues to help them solve the case… or not.

One of their fellow guests is a murderer, and it’s down to them to find out who in this closed room cozy mystery.

The Witches of Mystic Springs is book five in the Mystic Springs paranormal cozy mystery series. These titles can be read in any order and this book especially is an ideal place to start the series. Mystic Springs books are clean, fun and safe from swearing, sexual scenes, and violence. Play detective alongside the characters and see if you can work out whodunnit.

What Readers Are Saying About Mystic Springs:

“I like the town and the characters – I definitely want to read more.” – darcysmom

“A dream team of mystery solvers!” – Linda Allison

“A fun story with likable characters” – leta

“I ABSOLUTELY LOVE these Mystic Springs books!!” – Kindle Customer

“Great fun and a good entry into the world of Mystic Springs” – Dave Horton

“Perfect for the fun mystery genre” – Hmmmmm

“Fun ghostly mystery” – Kindle Customer

“One of those ‘hit the ground running’ type of tales. Captured my imagination right off, and refused to let go or even budge until the last page. Can’t wait for more!” – Dennis Moore

“Mona Marple does not disappoint” – Sandra Schlichter

Scroll up and Buy Now to join the fun in Mystic Springs.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












A Royal Witch: A Beechwood Harbor Magic Mystery (Beechwood Harbor Magic Mysteries Book 7) by [Garrett, Danielle]The Beechwood Manor is filling up fast and Holly’s feeling the pinch.

There are several new roommates in the Beechwood Manor, and one of them is a royal witch.

Literally and figuratively.

Unrest in a haven-ally magical kingdom leads a foreign princess into hiding and the Supernatural Protection Agency deems the Beechwood Manor as the perfect safe house—and Holly, her perfect guardian.

But with Holly’s business taking off and a new apprentice under her wing, a royal babysitting detail is the last thing she needs. Besides, the spoiled princess is adamant she can take care of herself. So who could blame her if her supervision is a little lax?

When tragedy strikes, the bratty royal’s problems land at the manor’s front door and it’s going to take all hands on deck if the paranormal roomies hope to make it out alive.


A Royal Witch is the seventh book in Danielle Garrett’s popular Beechwood Harbor Magic Mysteries series.

Come join the fun in Beechwood Harbor, the little beachside town where witches, shifters, ghosts, and vamps all live, work, play—and mostly—get along!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle











Dying for Tea Time (Beach Tea Shop Cozy Mysteries Book 1) by [Hengerer, Linda Gordon]

Jean Powell was ready to retire from running her tea shop. She wants her granddaughters Dani, Chelsea, and Alex to take over the family business, but two live out of state. She has an offer on the tea table from a developer who wants to buy her tea shop, tear it down, and rebuild. Her sudden death isn’t as shocking as the revelation that Jean was murdered.

When Alex is the main suspect in Jean’s death, she and her sisters must find the killer to clear her name. With help from BevAnne Wexler, their grandmother’s best friend, they start looking for a killer.

Will they find a killer, or will their search land them in hot water?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle
















Peril in Pensacola (Accidentally Undercover Book 1) by [Quinn, Lucy]




Meet Dora and Evie, two best friends who are suddenly thrown into the world of life undercover as they fight to prove Dora’s innocence in the death of her money-laundering boss.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

















Bite Club (A Melanie Travis Mystery Book 23) by [Berenson, Laurien]Melanie Travis’s new book club caters to readers craving fiction—with bite! But when a real-life murder case bares its fangs, she’ll need to swap dog-eared novels for a lengthy suspect list . . . 

Thanks to Aunt Peg and her enthusiastic pedigree dog show pals, Melanie’s aptly named Bite Club reading group has book lovers all over town burying their noses in thrilling murder mysteries. But another pet project surfaces when Melanie reluctantly agrees to train a Bulldog puppy for elusive member Evan Major. Between the unusual bruise on his face and a bizarre run-in with an unknown dog show attendee, introverted Evan can’t dodge trouble. It even sends him to an early grave—while landing Melanie in the hot seat for homicide . . .

Caught at the wrong place at the wrong time, Melanie delves into the victim’s shady past to prove her innocence. As she uncovers a juicy scandal that cost Evan his marriage and, possibly, his life, Melanie realizes that booking the real culprit comes down to gathering her pack of suspects together at the next Bite Club meeting. What she doesn’t know is Aunt Peg has been hiding some explosive secrets of her own—secrets that, once unleashed, could pit Melanie against an unpredictable killer bent on bringing this story to an abrupt end . . .  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover