New Releases For The Week Of August 4th, 2019–Part 1

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of August 4th, 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.



YSouthern Conjuring (Sweet Tea Witch Mysteries Book 13) by [Boyles, Amy]ou never know when an ordinary day in Magnolia Cove will turn into one that’s extraordinary—and not in a good way.

All heck breaks loose when Pepper and her cousins accidentally release a magic eater into their beloved town. At first, they’re not sure what kind of evil they’ve unleashed, but when bodies start dropping, it’s clear this magic eater intends to feast on people in town.

Pepper must stop the creature from claiming more victims and attempt to plan her wedding to Axel Reign. Can she and her friends stop the magic eater or will a member of the Craple family become its next victim?

Starring a cast of characters from previous books including hat shop owner Sylvia Spirits, school headmaster Saltz Swift and goofy real estate agent CJ Hix, Southern Conjuring will keep you on the edge of your seat right until the end!   (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












Fit To Be Tied (A Southern Quilting Mystery Book 11) by [Craig, Elizabeth]Sometimes family matters can make you fit to be tied.

Although the small town of Dappled Hills is better known for its quilt shop, bakery, and other small shops, it is also home to some larger ones. When a prominent local businessman decides to sell his family business, his family isn’t as thrilled as he’d first expected. Some of them would rather keep the status quo instead of allowing the business to be sold off to an outsider.

But when Wyatt discovers the businessman murdered before the sale goes through, Beatrice must unravel the clues, making sure there are no loose threads, before anyone else is stitched up.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback













Preserving Peaches (Jane Delaney Mysteries Book 5) by [Burford, Pamela]Just when it looks like Death Diva Jane Delaney’s dormant love life is finally poised to take off, the romantic moment is interrupted by notoriously caustic advice columnist Gertrude “Peaches” Gillespey—or more accurately, by the discovery of Peaches’s mummified corpse.

The victim made plenty of enemies with her lacerating wit, so there’s no shortage of suspects. And when her shocking secrets come to light, the question becomes: Who didn’t want Peaches dead?

As if that’s not enough, Jane must cope with a second suspicious death, a vexing love triangle, a dirty mayoral election, and the victim’s missing collection of peach-shaped knickknacks. Not to mention a hair-raising online date with a possible homicidal maniac. Thank goodness for Jane’s loyal sidekick, Sexy Beast. There’s nothing like a high-strung, seven-pound poodle to help you solve your mummy issues.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle














Kerning to Crime (Hand Lettering Mystery Book 3) by [Archer, Jessa]Kit Perry is a rich, handsome rogue with a scandalous past. He’s also Cedar Valley’s newest businessman. But is he their newest murderer? When hand lettering amateur sleuth Jamie Lang stumbles upon Kit with a beautiful woman dying in his arms he sure looks like it.

Almost everyone in town is convinced Kit is guilty—of being a devastating charmer and murdering his half sister, Steph. But Steph has almost as many enemies as the entire population of Cedar Valley, and a million little reasons for any of them to want her dead. Kit proclaims his innocence and asks Jamie for help. Despite Kit’s killer smile, Jamie isn’t convinced he murdered his sister. Now it’s up to Jamie to uncover the truth and stop the killer from striking again.

If you enjoy cozy mysteries with something new, or if you’re a fan of hand lettering, pen and ink art, graphic design, watercoloring, typography, calligraphy, and creative inspiration, this series is for you! Indulge your inner artist and sleuth. Welcome to Cedar Valley, a thriving tourist town and popular wedding venue. Once you slip into town, you’ll want to stay and grab a cup of coffee with Jamie while she solves crimes. Get your copy today!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback













Bad Blood in Witchwood (Witchwood Cozy Mystery Book 5) by [Lancaster, Jessica]BOOK FIVE in the Witchwood Cozy Mystery series

With monsters descending on Witchwood, Evanora Lavender and Cassandra Hexe are pushed to their limits. In a race to find out what’s bringing creatures out of the woodwork, they might uncover a darker force hiding inside Witchwood.

Sending out an SOS to the Witches Council, they don’t have long before the town is consumed. What they’re searching for might be closer to home than they expected.

It’s capture, or be caught.

A paranormal cozy mystery set in a small English town, featuring a witch detective and her talking familiar as they sleuth around Witchwood. Written in British English. *previously published book*

Witchwood Cozy Mystery series
1. Cryptic Curses in Witchwood – NOW
2. Secret Spells in Witchwood – JULY 8
3. Monster Magic in Witchwood – JULY 17
4. Reaper Rituals in Witchwood – JULY 31
5. Bad Blood in Witchwood – AUGUST 7
6. Wicked Witches in Witchwood – AUGUST 14  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle














Terns of Endearment: A Meg Langslow Mystery (Meg Langslow Mysteries Book 25) by [Andrews, Donna]A new side-splitting Meg Langslow mystery from the award-winning, New York Timesbestselling author of Toucan Keep a Secret.

Meg Langslow’s grandfather has been booked by a cruise line to give lectures on birds and other environmental topics as part of their ship’s education/entertainment itinerary, and Grandfather has arranged for a passel of family members to join him.

The passengers’ vacation quickly becomes a nightmare when they wake up to find themselves broken down and in need of repairs in the Bermuda Triangle. To keep the stranded passengers calm, Meg’s family and friends band together to keep things organized and provide entertainment. Some even take up the cause of nursing an injured tern back to health.

But things get even worse when a crew member announces to all that a woman has jumped overboard, leaving behind her shoes, shawl, and a note. The note reveals she’s the mortal enemy of group of writers who came on board for a retreat, and the group is split on whether suicide is in-character for her. Meanwhile, grandfather’s assistant Trevor seems to have gone missing too!

The captain decides not to investigate, saying he’ll notify American authorities when they reach their destination. But Meg’s father thinks they should find out whether there was foul play while the prime suspects are all stuck on board. Who wanted the writer dead? Why doesn’t the captain seem concerned? What happened to Trevor? It’ll be a race against the clock to solve these mysteries before they make the necessary repairs and return to shore.

Terns of Endearment is the twenty-fifth book in New York Times bestselling author Donna Andrews’ hilarious Mag Langslow mystery series.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook













A Nice Cup of Tea by [Imrie, Celia]In this witty third novel in the Nice series, from beloved actress Celia Imrie, the retired expats in the South of France must rally to save their failing restaurant, and protect Theresa from an unsavory stalker.

The beautiful town of Bellevue-sur-Mer, tucked between glitzy Monte Carlo and the plush red carpets of Cannes, is home to Theresa, Carol, William, Benjamin, and Sally: five retired expats who have pooled their resources to set up La Mosaïque, a divine little restaurant. But there is trouble in paradise: the friends are desperately struggling to make ends meet. It will take every bit of their talent and gumption to save La Mosaïque. With fussy customers, obnoxious cruise parties, and a failing delivery van, it’s certainly not going to be easy.

On top of this, Theresa and Sally have their own distractions. Theresa’s teenage granddaughter has run away, and Theresa herself has been getting mysterious phone calls and the strong sense that someone’s watching her. Meanwhile, Sally’s run into a nasty couple from her acting days, and their barbed jibes are enough to send her on an ill-advised search for the limelight.

A Nice Cup of Tea is a delightful cozy mystery, a wickedly fun page-turner that’s sassier than a cup of tea, no matter how Nice!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback














Freaky Reapers (A Mystic Caravan Mystery Book 8) by [Lee, Amanda M.]Poet Parker put the past behind her. At least she thought she did.
Life on the streets wasn’t what she had in mind for her forever and she jumped at the chance to join Mystic Caravan Circus when an invitation was extended. She didn’t look back.
That was ten years ago, and now Poet is going back to the exact area she used to haunt … and she’s nervous.
The friends she left behind are scattered. Some are dead. Some have moved on to other things. Some turned out to be something else entirely. Others simply disappeared into the wind.
Unfortunately for Parker, forgetting isn’t easy … especially when a group of banshees start infringing on Mystic Caravan’s territory and the creatures seemingly have ties to the people Poet left behind.
Between the reapers also working the case – a crazy family called the Grimlocks who can’t stay out of trouble – and the guilt weighing Poet down given the way she fled, she has her hands full.
Someone is controlling the banshees, stealing girls from the streets and creating a merry band of monsters. It’s up to Poet to find out who and protect two street girls who remind her of herself.
Poet doesn’t want to look back but she has no choice … what she finds might be more evil than she ever imagined.  (Amazon)

Editions available:  Kindle, Audiobook














Paint a Murder: An Alice Haydon Mystery (Alice Haydon Mysteries Book 1) by [Ashton, Lily]


What’s a curator to do when a painting for her new exhibition goes missing? And on the same day she finds a dead body in the river outside the gallery? Alice Haydon has to pull the show together and fix a horrible row with boyfriend Joe Buchanan. To top it off, another painting is stolen from her gallery and old flame DI Nathan Salisbury turns up to investigate. When she finds her own life is in danger, Alice steps up the hunt to find the killer. Paint a Murder is a new cozy mystery, with a pony loving amateur sleuth and set in a small riverside town full of quirky characters.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback
















Leger's Father (Leger Cat Sleuth Mysteries Book 32) by [Dearie, Lacey]



Join Leger for the 32nd book in the Leger Cat Sleuth Mysteries series as he tracks down the father he has never met and solves a murder mystery with his help.

This book is currently available for pre-order and will be on sale on 10th July 2019.  (amazon)

Editions Available:   Kindle

















Footprints in the Ferns (Lovely Lethal Gardens Book 6) by [Mayer, Dale]A new cozy mystery series from USA Today best-selling author Dale Mayer. Follow gardener and amateur sleuth Doreen Montgomery—and her amusing and mostly lovable cat, dog, and parrot—as they catch murderers and solve crimes in lovely Kelowna, British Columbia.

Riches to rags. … Controlling to chaos. … But murder … not this time!

One night 10 years ago, 8-year-old Crystal, vanished from her bed in her parents’ house, the only clue a footprint in the flowerbed below the girl’s window.

Now that footprint’s reappeared, this time at the scene of another crime, and Doreen is under strict orders not to stick her nose into Corporal Mack Moreau’s new investigation.

But while Mack is busy with the new case, Doreen figures it can’t hurt if she just takes a quick look at the old one. Her house is empty, her antiques removed, and she has time on her hands. She’s finished working on Penny’s garden and needs a new project to keep her busy – and allow her to avoid the heavy work waiting in her own garden. And with the help of her assistants, Thaddeus the parrot, Goliath the Maine Coon, and Mugs the Basset, soon Doreen is busy navigating the world of pawn shops and blackmail as she looks for clues as to what happened to the girl stolen from her bedroom so many years ago.

Surely, it’s not her fault when her case butts up against the new one – is it?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle