New Releases For The Week Of August 18th, 2019–Part 1

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of August 18th, 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.



Secrets in the Cotswolds (The Cotswold Mysteries Book 17) by [Tope, Rebecca]



Thea Slocombe is tired of having to entertain Drew’s children through the long summer holiday while he works, so keenly accepts a commission to watch over a house in Barnsley. However, her return to house-sitting is far from relaxing as on her first night she finds a fugitive woman hiding among some bushes. The woman’s story is thin and incoherent, but Thea agrees to offer her sanctuary for the night.

When the woman is found dead the next morning Thea turns to the police for help, but their preoccupation with a major animal trafficking investigation means she is effectively on her own. As she digs deeper into the dead woman’s background, she discovers a tangled web of lies, secrets and at least three very likely suspects…  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover













The Lord Beneath the Lupins: Mystery (Diana Flowers Floriculture Mysteries Book 5) by [Loren, Ruby]Digging up trouble is becoming a habit for Diana Flowers.


But when she finds a collection of bones buried where she had planned to plant out her lupins, she can’t believe her bad luck.

…Especially as she doesn’t think Diggory the dog is the one who buried them.

Fergus has a wild theory about the identity of the skeleton beneath the flower field.

More shockingly still… he might just be right.

Diana and Fergus are soon in the middle of another mystery, as they unravel the largest conspiracy they’ve ever faced and search for the truth about the Lord beneath the lupins.

If you enjoy English cozy mysteries with a big helping of humour and a dash of conspiracy, you’ll love this floriculture mystery!

Start the series today.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












Chocolate Swirls and Murder (Holly Holmes Cozy Culinary Mystery Series Book 2) by [O'Connor, K.E.]It’s not always fun at the (food) fair!

Discovering the body of a pie seller at Audley Castle’s prestigious annual food fair was the last thing Holly Holmes expected when she volunteered for the castle’s information stand. Especially when the death wasn’t an accident.

Holly is focused on perfecting her entry into the baking contest that’s held at the end of the food fair, but her curious nature means she can’t resist asking questions about how a pie slicer came to be stuck in a man’s back!

With pressure from Princess Alice to solve the murder, and Holly unable to resist snooping, she soon discovers a number of suspects. Luckily for her, she has help from her close-knit circle of friends, who offer support, friendship, and sometimes a few stumbling blocks.

And when a crisis hits the household, Holly has to juggle cake baking with official crime solving duties, under the ever watchful gaze of the castle’s security team.

As she investigates the victim’s life (and death) she learns about his shady business dealings. Could that be the reason he was killed? Or does the presence of an ex-girlfriend have something to do with it?

Join Holly as she bakes, sleuths, enjoys a spot of goat yoga, and tries not to get in too much trouble with her investigating.

Welcome back to Audley St. Mary. The stories are always full of desserts, murder, and puzzles for you to solve. Enjoy mystery, friendship, twists and turns, and lots of tasty treats as you indulge in this delicious book.

This is a fun, twisty page-turner that will delight dessert lovers, cozy mystery fans, and anyone who has a soft spot for a cute dog!

Enjoy this clean, cozy culinary mystery which has a small amount of peril and danger. The killer always gets their just desserts!

More books in the series:
Book 1 – Cream Caramel and Murder
Book 2 – Chocolate Swirls and Murder
Book 3 – Vanilla Whip and Murder (releases September 2019)  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












Blended Bribes (The Donut Mysteries Book 43) by [Beck, Jessica]


Blended Bribes, Donut Mystery #43,
From New York Times Bestselling Author Jessica Beck!

As Suzanne Hart is coming home from visiting her college roommate, Autumn, she spots smoke in the sky above downtown April Springs, North Carolina. She fears that either her donut shop or the cottage she shares with her husband, Jake, is on fire, but it turns out to be ReNEWed, Gabby Williams’s gently used clothing shop next door to Donut Hearts. As Suzanne watches in horror, a fireman pulls someone from inside the burning building. Is it Gabby, and if it is, is she still alive? Only time will tell. As events begin to unfold, Suzanne and Grace do their best to uncover who would want to torch Gabby’s business, and the owner along with it!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle















Witchy Business (Witches of Shadow Lane Paranormal Cozy Mystery Book 1) by [Bane, Misty]How do you solve a murder no one believes happened?

It started like any other day on the enchanted island of Mystic Key, with me adding rouge to the cheeks of a corpse at my family’s funeral home. Except those particular cheeks belonged to the High Priestess of the Witch Council. Local law enforcement ruled her death a tragic accident, but in a strange turn of events, her spirit appears and claims she was murdered.
Even worse, she’s determined to use my daughter as a pawn to convince me to help her. Proof that hell hath no fury like a vengeful spirit. And if there’s one way to ruin a fifteen-year-old girl’s birthday party, it’s being possessed by the ghost of an angry, old witch.
Lucky for us, I have a family of —mostly— capable witches ready to help and a few old friends I can call on. Even so, as I dig into the mystery, I discover everyone in town has their secrets and the streets are paved with lies. Somewhere out there is an anonymous blogger who writes about town gossip. If I can find them before the killer sets their sights on me, I might be able to end the murderous mayhem brewing up all over town.

If you like humorous paranormal cozy mysteries full of magic, misfits, and mayhem, then journey into Mystic Key and meet the Witches of Shadow Lane.

Witchy Business (Witches of Shadow Lane Paranormal Cozy Mystery Series, Book 1) is a full-length humorous paranormal cozy mystery novel.

Witches of Shadow Lane series:
Witchy Business, Book 1
Witchy Orders, Book 2 – Coming Soon
Witchy Secrets, Book, 3 – Coming Soon

Blackwood Bay Witches cozy mystery series:
Haunted and Hexed, Book 1
Bad Magic and the Big Top, Book 2
Phantoms in High Fidelity, Book 3
Broomsticks and Bones, Book 4
Payback’s a Witch, Book 5 – Coming Soon
On a Witch and a Spell, short story
One Spell of a Time, short story  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












The Fever Cabinet: An abandoned hospital, an antique contrivance, and a very modern murder (Professor Molly Mysteries Book 9) by [Bow, Frankie]



All Professor Molly wanted to do was teach literature. Instead she’s been named department chair. She’s buried in Student Retention paperwork. She has to mentor the department’s new star, the prickly Fiona Spencer. The college has just relocated to a former asylum, and the air conditioning is broken.
At least, Molly thinks, nothing else can go wrong. And then Fiona finds a body in her office.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

















Coconut Crush: A Press Pass Mystery (Press Pass Mysteries Book 3) by [Anderton, April]Dinner, drinks, and death.

A honeymoon cruise they won’t forget.

Boston reporter Ali Loukas hasn’t had time to legally change her name, but a week in the middle of the ocean with her shiny new husband should mean time to kick back and relax–with no dead bodies. No such luck. Ali’s reputation and penchant for coming across corpses have preceded her. Trapped on a floating city with a handful of eccentric fans, she finds herself swept up in the lifestyle of the Boston Elite.

When a body turns up on the second day at sea, one fan turns to Ali, expecting her to help the ship’s security team come up with a killer. But Security’s not interested in Ali’s help and they threaten to throw her in the brig if she interferes with their investigation.

Mysterious elderly stalkers, a magic show gone bad, and a killer on board, make Ali wonder if her tropical vacation will bring her closer to her husband as intended or send her overboard.

If you’re a fan of Mary Higgins Clark mysteries, get this book today!

Content Note: PG equivalent – No swearing, no sex, and no graphic violence.
Sweet newlywed innuendo.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback












Cozy Case Files, A Cozy Mystery Sampler, Volume 7 by [Chien, Vivien, Weaver, Ashley, Alexander, Ellie, Andrews, Donna, Crosby, Ellen, Kelly, Diane]Looking for a new cozy series? In the new edition of Cozy Case Files, Minotaur Books compiles the beginnings of seven charming cozy mysteries coming in Fall 2019 for free for easy sampling.

Jump into the latest cozies by the following authors: Ellie Alexander (x2), Donna Andrews, Vivien Chien, Ellen Crosby, Diane Kelly, and Ashley Weaver.

In Paw of the Jungle, police officer Megan Luz and her K-9 partner try to solve a case involving stolen exotic animals.

In A Dangerous Engagement, get drawn into the glamourous, dangerous world of nightclubs and bootleggers in 1930’s New York. Or go home with Meg Langslow for the holidays in Owl Be Home for Christmas.

For cozies that will ignite your taste buds, return to Ho-Lee Noodle House in Wonton Terror. For dessert, stop in to Oregon’s favorite bakeshop, Torte, in A Cup of Holiday Fear. Then pour yourself a pint for brewer Sloan Krause in Beyond a Reasonable Stout, or grab a glass of wine and dig into The Angels’ Share for the latest corking mystery featuring vineyard owner Lucie Montgomery.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













The Sacrificial Lamb: (A Reverend Margot Quade Cozy Mystery Novella #2) (Reverend Margot Quade Cozy Mysteries) by [Biglow, Sarah]Can Reverend Margot Quade save that which is lost before it’s too late?

Spring has come to Port Marie, Vermont, shedding new light on old mysteries. Margot has discovered two sets of skeletal remains buried in the wall of the church basement. And even though her police officer cousin Sam warned her to stay out of the case, Margot can’t help herself. After all, it’s her church, her domain, and her responsibility to protect her flock.

Hoping for answers, Margot seeks out Conrad Baptiste, the former church Custodian, and becomes reacquainted with a loss from his past– his teenage son who went missing twenty years ago has been identified as one of the bodies.

Then, when a new twist in the case has Margot digging into the disappearance of two other boys who looked eerily similar to Conrad’s son, a disturbing pattern is revealed. Now, with a fourth boy missing, Margot can’t sit this one out. She ignores Sam’s orders to stay away and races to the church, knowing that if she doesn’t get there in time, another boy’s life will be lost.

Will the good reverend be able to save him and solve the old mystery without losing her own life? Or has she dug a little too deep into the past to find her way out?

See why fans of Mindy Quigley and Alison Golden can’t wait to get their hands on Margot’s latest mystery in THE SACRIFICIAL LAMB.

Scroll up and one-click to start reading now!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Fatal Break (Aloha Lagoon Mysteries Book 15) by [Prentice, Beth]From USA Today bestselling author Beth Prentice comes the next killer beach read in Aloha Lagoon…

Samantha Reynolds’ life in Aloha Lagoon feels like it’s finally smooth sailing. She’s settled into her job as the resorts’ surf instructor for children, things are looking good with her boyfriend Casey, and she has an amazing BFF in the local surf shop owner, Alani.

But when a storm hits Aloha Lagoon, Alani’s past comes back to haunt her, and Sam finds her bestie standing over the dead body of her wayward ex-boyfriend. While Sam knows Alani is innocent, the local
police aren’t so easily convinced, and Sam realizes it’s up to her to clear Alani’s name and find the real killer before her friend ends up behind bars. Why was Alani’s ex back in town? What was he doing in Alani’s shop after hours? And who is the mysterious raven-haired woman in his life and what does she have to do with it all? Sam is determined to find out…only can she do it before the real killer catches her? Or will Sam’s time in Aloha Lagoon come to a sticky end?

The Aloha Lagoon Mysteries:
Ukulele Murder (book #1)
Murder on the Aloha Express (book #2)
Deadly Wipeout (book #3)
Deadly Bubbles in the Wine (book #4)
Mele Kalikimaka Murder (book #5)
Death of the Big Kahuna (book #6)
Ukulele Deadly (book #7)
Bikinis & Bloodshed (book #8)
Death of the Kona Man (book #9)
Lethal Tide (book #10)
Beachboy Murder (book #11)
Handbags & Homicide (book #12)
Tiaras & Terror (book #13)
Photo Finished (book #14)
Fatal Break (book #15)

About Aloha Lagoon:
There’s trouble in paradise…
Welcome to Aloha Lagoon, one of Hawaii’s hidden treasures. A little bit of tropical paradise nestled along the coast of Kauai, this resort town boasts luxurious accommodation, friendly island atmosphere…and only a slightly higher than normal murder rate. While mysterious circumstances may be the norm on our corner of the island, we’re certain that our staff and Lagoon natives will make your stay in Aloha Lagoon one you will never forget!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback