New Releases For The Week Of August 25th, 2019–Part 3

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of August 25th, 2019. I am going to divide the list into 5 days because there are so very very many of them for the week. Today is the third day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.


Reservation with Death: A Park Hotel Mystery (The Park Hotel Mysteries Book 1) by [Capri, Diane]A new cozy mystery series COMPLETE IN FOUR NOVELS from New York Times and USA Today best-selling Author Diane Capri.

Follow former lawyer turned concierge and amateur sleuth Andi Steele and her lovable cats (and dogs) as they catch murderers and solve crimes on historic Frontenac Island, Michigan.

Dead bodies. Hunky men. A never-ending parade of demanding hotel guests, quirky villagers, cats, dogs, and maybe a ghost.

Andi Steele loved her career as a lawyer, until she got caught in the fallout when her boss embezzled millions from clients. With no good options open to her, Andi accepted the only job she could get, filling in as the concierge at The Park Hotel on scenic Frontenac Island.

She meets the devilishly handsome Mayor Daniel Evans, but she’s in no position to be thinking about romance.

Now all she wants to do is lie low while she waits for the scandal to blow over so she can get her life back on track again.

But lying low isn’t an option when she stumbles across a dead body in the hotel swimming pool closet, a dead body that didn’t get that way naturally.

The local sheriff isn’t handling the investigation to Andi’s satisfaction, so the former legal eagle wades in to add her expertise.

But when the killer has Andi in the line of fire, getting her old life back is no longer a priority. If she doesn’t look out, she might lose the only life she’s got. Permanently.

If you love traditional cozy mystery with a side of romance and a splash of suspense, you’ll love Andi Steele and The Park Hotel Mysteries.

Get it now!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Cast the First Stone: (A Reverend Margot Quade Cozy Mystery Novella #3) (Reverend Margot Quade Cozy Mysteries) by [Biglow, Sarah]Can she forgive the sins of the past?

When a casual jog turns into a missing persons discovery, Reverend Margot iQuade s thrown off her game. Turns out, the wounded woman she found begging her for help is her high school best friend Olivia Van Ness, a woman presumed dead for over fifteen years.

The disappearance of Olivia and her twin sister Penelope has always haunted Margot, and now she refuses to sit idly by as Sam searches for answers. Margot is definitely on the case, even as Olivia is hesitant to give over information about her captivity and what really happened to her sister.

Sleuthing leads Margot to a ready made suspect, Penelope’s high-school boyfriend, but even that clue is not all it appears to be. Nothing about this case makes sense on the surface. That means Margot has to go deep. And that means danger.

As Margot tries to unravel the truth, reaching out to people she thought she could trust, she finds herself in the literal crosshairs, a target marked for death. But struggling Margot wonders if even she is without sin in this case. When details from their past start to emerge, no one is spared in the harsh light of truth.

Can Margot take off the blinders of her youth and get to the bottom of the case before someone who wants them all dead finishes what they started?

Don’t miss out on the final installment of the Reverend Margot Quade cozy mystery series in CAST THE FIRST STONE.

Scroll up and one-click to see why this series has fans of Allison Golden and Mindy Quigley raving!  (Amazon)

Editions available:  Kindle














The Girls Dressed for Murder: An Izzy Walsh Mystery by [McPherson, Lynn]When Izzy gets a killer dress for her birthday, she isn’t expecting to accessorize it with murder…

It’s 1958 in the cozy coastal town of Twin Oaks and amateur sleuth Isabelle Walsh is armed with a fresh perspective, two years after tragedy strikes. The first stop on her journey back to joy is the best little dress shop in town—introduced to her by best friend and fashion fiend, Ava Russell.

Izzy falls in love with the store and its style. So, when the boutique is marred by murder, Izzy wants to help. But with more suspects to choose from than a spring collection, she isn’t sure where to start.

Can Izzy unravel the twisted truth or will she become the victim of a deadly trend? Find out in the third book in the Izzy Walsh Mystery Series!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle














A Hillcrest Witch Mystery Collection (Books 6-9): Hillcrest Witch Cozy Mystery by [Anderson, Amorette]No one said learning magic would be easy!

Penny Banks is an amateur sleuth with a lot on her plate! Learning magic is a struggle, to say the least.

Add a hot vampire, a few werewolves, and a ghost or two to the mix, and that spells trouble! When she’s not learning magic, she’s attempting to solve crimes. Thank goodness she has the help of her knitting circle and fury friends!

This boxset includes four Hillcrest Witch Cozy Mysteries:

Book #6: The Case of the Voice Spell
Book #7: The Case of the Earth Spell
Book #8: The Case of the Water Spell
Book #9: The Case of the Air Spell  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle














Cardiac Arrest (A Mercy Mares Cozy Mystery Series Book 11) by [Mallory, Ava ]Mercy can’t handle change.

For a traveling nurse, that’s a bad problem to have. An even worse problem is waking up from a catnap to find her homebound client, the country’s #1 true-crime podcaster, is missing… along with all her worldly possessions.

As the only person who has had any face-to-face contact with the victim in the last decade and the only one with access to her belongings, Mercy knows she’s in a world of trouble.

With stacks of investigative notes, hundreds of audio files full of interviews with suspects from the cold cases the victim investigated, and no clue where to begin, Mercy will have to sift through years of disturbing details and contend with angry fans, nosy neighbors, and a sheriff who wants this case closed now.

Can she find the answers she needs before fans of the podcast and the local sheriff pin the crime on her or is she in way over her head?

Cardiac Arrest is the eleventh novel in the Mercy Mares Cozy Mystery Series. Each book can be read as a standalone.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle














Death at the Mariners Hotel: A totally addictive British cozy mystery (A Sukey Reynolds Mystery Book 8) by [Rowlands, Betty]At the stately Mariners Hotel, a breathless man rushes into the lobby and dashes upstairs to see a dapper guest. But moments later he discovers that his friend has been murdered… 

When Sukey Reynolds receives news of a death at the elegant Mariners Hotel, she is intrigued. Who could possibly have wanted to hurt Dr Whistler, a shy and retiring archaeology professor? The dusty documents he was carrying couldn’t possibly be of value, could they?

You would never expect this sophisticated establishment to be home to murder. What secrets are hiding inside the charming Mariners Hotel? 

Sukey’s superiors are convinced that Dr Whistler’s visitor is his killer, but Sukey isn’t so sure and decides to do a little side-sleuthing. Someone in the hotel has a secret, but who is it? The bewildered bellboy, the meddlesome manager or the reclusive receptionist?

A mysterious phone call leads Sukey to the truth, but as the rookie in the team, will anyone believe she has what it takes to solve this baffling mystery?

Do you love cozy mysteries by Agatha Christie, Faith Martin and Joy Ellis? If so, make this twisty and absolutely page-turning whodunnit your next read! 

This book was previously published as Alpha, Beta, Gamma… Dead.

What readers are saying about Betty Rowlands:

Rivetingcan’t put it down! I love this story… a wonderfully twisted tale of a crime that has more twists than I thought possible… fantastic.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars 

OMG I loved this book! A proper whodunnit with great characters and a fabulous plot. This reminded me of the Agatha Christie mysteries I used to read as a child… Excited for the next in the series!’ Mrs Roadley Reads5 stars

BRILLIANT!… Having read and enjoyed the Melissa Craig series as well, I find the Sukey Reynolds even more engaging and I can’t wait to read more in this series!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘Betty Rowlands is the mistress of cozy whodunits… I simply cannot wait for the next book in the series to be released… A fantastic series.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘It was unwise of me to begin this book in late afternoon because it held me to the pages until I finished it!… diabolical twists and red herrings… addictive!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

Yay, a new series by Betty Rowlands and a new heroine to cheer for in Sukey Reynolds. I am a huge fan of this author’s books and this one with all its twists and turns is another delicious book and series to follow.’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars

‘I really enjoyed this book – it has a great plot, excellent main characters and is a real page-turner. I would highly recommend this book.’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars

‘I thoroughly enjoyed meeting Sukey… a jolly good murder mystery with a satisfying number of clues and twists. I would not hesitate to recommend this book and I will be reading more of this author’s work.’ Goodreads Reviewer

‘An amazing start to a series that gives us an honest and relatable character… Intriguing, gripping, suspenseful to the end.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘If you have read and enjoyed Betty Rowlands’ Melissa Craig series, then I think that it’s highly likely that you will enjoy these too… Sukey herself is an interesting and engaging character… I have to admit that I didn’t solve the mystery this time… a great start to a series and I’m looking forward to reading more about Sukey soon.’ Goodreads Reviewer  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback














Crypt Suzette (A Five-Ingredient Mystery Book 6) by [Corrigan, Maya]Val Deniston is catering the debut of Bayport’s newest bookstore—but the death of a customer is about to draw her into a real-life murder mystery …

Suzette Cripps has been occupying a spare bedroom at Val’s granddad’s house while she takes classes in this Maryland Eastern Shore town—but she’s always seemed a little secretive and fearful, and any talk about her past is a closed book.

After winning the costume contest at the Halloween-themed bookstore party, Suzette is mowed down by a hit-and-run driver—and Val and her grandfather start to wonder whether it was really an accident or if someone was after Suzette. Granddad is a little distracted by his new enterprise as a ghost-buster, but as Val talks to Suzette’s coworkers and fellow creative writing students, she grows more convinced that the dead woman’s demons weren’t imaginary—and that she needs to rip the mask off a killer 

Includes delicious five-ingredient recipes!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback















The Pearl Dagger (An Art Deco Mystery Book 3) by [Chandlar, L.A.]As the Great Depression loosens its grip on New York City, Mayor La Guardia and his team meet their greatest foe in the fight against organized crime …

Lane Sanders and her fiery boss, Mayor Fiorello “Fio” La Guardia have managed to contain the explosive underground conspiracies of New York’s most sinister schemers. But after a seemingly harmless pinball racket claims the life of a trusted ally, a new ringleader signals the rebirth of an all-too-familiar crime network at home and across the pond …

Spurred on by the possibility of a violent syndicate spreading like wildfire through Europe, Lane sets sail for London—the city where her parents began the undercover work that led to their tragic undoing. And this time, she won’t chase down childhood nightmares without Finn Brodie, who vows to dispel his own difficult secrets abroad …

While Finn confronts a devious sibling’s plot that echoes Orson Welles’s Voodoo Macbeth, Lane discovers that a dazzling pearl dagger may wield the ultimate clue to guide their hunt for justice on two sides of the ocean. With terrors from the past and present converging, Lane can’t save herself unless she starts believing that, like her weapon of choice, she also has the power to be both beautiful and dangerous.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook













Praying for Peace: A Chantilly Adair Psychic Medium Cozy Mystery (The Chantilly Adair Psychic Medium Cozy Mystery Book 3) by [Ridder Aspenson, Carolyn]Ghost talking can be murder…

Castleberry Historical society manager Chantilly Adair is excited to finalize the proposal plans for the old Baptist church just outside of town, officially marking it as a registered historic property.

But that excitement turns to confusion when she finds a dead body hidden in a janitor’s closet in the basement, and the former pastor’s spirit hovering nearby.

Impeded by the cantankerous spirit Chantilly knows is hiding something, she must pick her way through the mystery of a long-ago fire and the dead guy stuffed inside the closet.

Can Chantilly discover how the two crimes are connected, and will she find out who the killer is before she becomes the next victim?

If you like Southern paranormal cozy mysteries, you’ll love this stand-alone story!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Great and Small in Dog Town: (Dog Town #7) by [Rideout, Sandy]An elegant heiress. A rundown hobby farm. A rescue that captures the heart of a nation.

Hannah Pemberton is ready to leave big-city life behind for bucolic Dorset Hills. It’s time to settle down and find the dog of her dreams. Adopting dilapidated Runaway Farm is definitely not part of her plan. But when she learns that the property, with its quirky collection of abandoned pets, is at risk of being swallowed up by Dog Town’s relentless expansion, she decides to step out of her heels and into a pair of work boots.

Mayor Bradshaw welcomes Hannah’s fortune back to her hometown … until he realizes she’s protecting land that’s targeted for development. Political bullets start flying as Hannah tries to shelter a motley menagerie that includes a territorial terrier, a pugnacious pig and an eccentric alpaca. The city girl who doesn’t even know how to drive a car gets a crash course in animal husbandry after the City turns against her.

With the farm under siege, Hannah has second thoughts about rural life. But with so many creatures depending on her—and so many friends determined to help—she decides to ride it out. When it becomes clear that the mayor isn’t the only one who wants to wreck Runaway Farm, a daring ploy with a twist of romance may be the only way to tackle this hairy challenge.

Get your paws on Great and Small in Dog Town now!

More about Dog Town

Dorset Hills is famous for being the most dog-friendly place in all of North America. People come from near and far to enjoy its beautiful landscape and unique charms. When so many dogs and dog-lovers unite in one town, mischief, mayhem and mystery abound. Every visit to Dog Town is a heartwarming, hilarious romp with a glorious happily-ever-after.

The Dog Town series celebrates what long-time author Sandy Rideout loves most in the world: adorable dogs, quirky families, devoted friends, compelling stories and true love. These standalone titles can be read in any order. If you want to travel the seasons with the residents of Dorset Hills, however, here’s the list:

◦ Bitter and Sweet in Dog Town (Labor Day)

‣ A Match Made in Dog Town (Thanksgiving)

◦ Lost and Found in Dog Town (Christmas)

‣ Calm and Bright in Dog Town (Christmas)

◦ Tried and True in Dog Town (New Year’s)

‣ Yours and Mine in Dog Town (Valentine’s Day)

◦ Nine Lives in Dog Town (Easter)

‣ Great and Small in Dog Town (Memorial Day)

◦ The Dog Town Collection (Books 1-3 Boxed Set)

‣ The Dog Town Collection (Books 4-6 Boxed Set)  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












Bark If It’s Murder (A Dog Club Mystery) by [Burns, V.M.]Lilly Echosby just witnessed a murder on a pet cam. Or did she?

When a last-minute opportunity arises to accompany her boss to an art auction in Atlanta, Lilly throws some money at the problem of where to board her toy poodle Aggie (short for Agatha Christie). Posh Pet Haven offers the most luxurious canine accommodations in all of Chattanooga, Tennessee. The place even provides pet cams so anxious owners can check in on their pampered pooches.

But when Lilly tries to take a peek at her poodle, she gets a terrible shock—she witnesses what she’s sure is a murder. She thinks the victim may be the wealthy co-owner of Pet Haven. The police follow her lead but find no body, no evidence of a crime, and no video record. Starting to feel like the dog owner who cried wolf, Lilly decides to go undercover to catch a killer who may be hiding in plain sight …  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook


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