New Releases For The Week Of September 8th, 2019–Part 1

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of September 8th, 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.


All's Fairy in Love and Murder: A Fairy Godmother Mystery #1 by [Waller, K.M.]

Be careful what you wish for!

Juniper is a princess living in a fairy godparent world. But like most fairy tales–she wants to be where the people are…
Determined to prove she can handle humans like the rest of the fairy godparent population, she sneaks out of her protected magical home to sprinkle fairy dust and give a downtrodden man some luck. But she’s a misguided fairy in the wrong house and everything quickly goes awry.

When her interference leads to a murder, she has no choice but to find his killer and bring them to justice. But solving a crime after losing her magic wand and with very little fairy dust proves challenging.

Is Juniper ready to take on the human world and all the complications that come with catching a murderer?

P.S. Did I mention there’s a talking squirrel?

Are you ready for a different kind of mystery-solving magic? All’s Fairy in Love and Murder is book one in a planned series about a fairy godmother who’s ready to spread her wings. (And solve a few crimes along the way!)

You’ll love this book because of the use of magic, the smart but eccentric cast of characters, and the twists and turns that make for a great cozy mystery experience.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle











The Girl by the Grave (Getaway Bay Cozy Mystery Series Book 7) by [York, Grace]A mysterious arrival rocks Getaway Bay.

Who is the girl by the grave?

Layla’s life is finally back on track – she began the year with a fabulous cruise, the art gallery is attracting a lot of interest, and there’s even the possibility of romance on the horizon.

But things never stay simple in Getaway Bay for long. The new girl in town throws Layla’s life into chaos once again, and it’s up to Addison and the Beach House Murder Club to protect their own and figure out what’s really going on.

The Getaway Bay cozy mysteries have everything you love – suspense to keep you guessing, twists you don’t see coming, and characters you want to have a cup of tea with – plus an added dose of Aussie flavour.

Getaway Bay: Come for the murder, stay for the cake!

Series order:
Arson at the Art Gallery
The Body in the Beach House
The Corpse at the Carnival
Death at the Dog Show
Evil at Echo Point
The Fatality at the Funeral
The Girl by the Grave  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












Thyme for Murder: Thyme for Tea Historical Mystery (Thyme for Tea Historical Mysteries Book 1) by [Jane, Bettie]Kingsbridge, 1940

Lucy Brooks is the proprietor of the local tea shop, Thyme for Tea. Her easy routine is disrupted when evacuee children from Bristol arrive during a mass evacuation as the English government scrambles to respond to the threat of German bombs.
Happy to do her part in the war effort, she opens her shop to welcome the newcomers until they can be placed with various families.

Some of the townfolk are less than thrilled with the new arrivals and when a body of a longtime resident is found, the rumor mill explodes with theories and supposition. Lucy finds herself in the unlikely spot of solving a murder that threatens to further disrupt the tentative peace of the English countryside.

Can she solve the murder and restore some semblance of peace to her town, her patrons, and the newest, most helpless residents of Kingsbridge?

A World War 2 Cozy Mystery Novella

(Recipe for a new Thyme-based treat and a tea pairing with each story)

Clean read: no strong language, graphic violence, or sex.
Genre: historical cozy, humorous culinary, amateur sleuth, british detective  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












Redemption in Cottonwood Springs: A Cottonwood Springs Cozy Mystery (Cottonwood Springs Cozy Mystery Series Book 7) by [Harman, Dianne]

Free from prison
Not free from the people who got him there
A clean ex-drug dealer
A threat to those who are still dealing
Kidnapping and attempted murder
Are just a few of Mike Loomis’ problems

Join Brigid, Sheriff Davis, and Deputy Lindsay as they try to protect Mike and save themselves from being victims.

This is the seventh book in the Cottonwood Springs Cozy Mystery Series by two-time USA Today Bestselling Author, Dianne Harman.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle















Fatal Cajun Festival: A Cajun Country Mystery by [Byron, Ellen]USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Ellen Byron cranks it up to eleven in the fifth fast and funny Cajun Country mystery.

Louisiana B&B owner Maggie Crozat kicks up her heels at a country music festival–but she’ll have one foot in the grave if she can’t bring the killer of a diva’s hanger-on to heel.

Grab your tickets for Cajun Country Live!, the pickers’ and crooners’ answer to the legendary New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Maggie Crozat, proprietor of the Crozat Plantation B&B, plans to be in the cheering section when her friend Gaynell Bourgeois takes the stage with her band, Gaynell and the Gator Girls.

The festival’s headliner, native daughter Tammy Barker, rocketed to stardom on a TV singing competition. She has the voice of an angel…and the personality of a devilish diva. But Maggie learns that this tiny terror carries a grudge against Gaynell. She’s already sabotaged the Gator Girls’ JazzFest audition. When a member of Tammy’s entourage is murdered at the festival, Tammy makes sure Gaynell is number one on the suspect list.

Gaynell has plenty of company on that list–including every one of Tammy’s musicians. Posing as a groupie, Maggie infiltrates Tammy’s band and will have to hit all the right notes to clear her friend’s name.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover













Judge Thee Not (Quaker Midwife Mysteries Book 5) by [Maxwell, Edith]“Elegant and well-crafted, rich in period detail, Edith Maxwell’s latest foray is a stunner!” —Susanna Calkins, author of the award-winning Lucy Campion Mysteries and the Speakeasy Mysteries

Quaker midwife Rose Carroll must fight bias and blind assumptions to clear the name of a friend when a murderer strikes in nineteenth-century Massachusetts . . .

No stranger to judgmental attitudes in her small town of Amesbury, Quaker midwife Rose Carroll is nonetheless stunned when society matron Mayme Settle publicly snubs her good friend Bertie for her nontraditional lifestyle. When Mrs. Settle is later found murdered—and a supposed witness insists Bertie was spotted near the scene of the crime—the police have no choice but to set their sights on the slighted woman as their main suspect.

Rose is certain her friend is innocent of the heinous deed, and when Rose isn’t busy tending to her duties as midwife, she enlists the help of a blind pregnant client—who’s endured her own share of prejudice—to help her sift through the clues. As the two uncover a slew of suspects tied to financial intrigues, illicit love, and an age-old grudge over perceived wrongs, Rose knows she’ll have to bring all her formidable intelligence to bear on solving the crime. Because circumstantial evidence can loom large in small minds, and she fears her friend will soon become the victim of a grave injustice . . .

Praise for the Quaker Midwife Mysteries:

“Through Quaker Rose Carroll’s resourceful sleuthing—and her midwifery—we are immediately immersed in the fascinating peculiarities, tensions and secrets of small-town life in late-19th-century Amesbury.” —Susanna Calkins, author of the award-winning Lucy Campion Mysteries and the Speakeasy Mysteries

“Edith Maxwell’s latest Quaker midwife mystery teems with authentic period detail that fascinates as it transports the reader back to a not-so-simple time. A complex, subtle, and finely told tale, Judge Thee Not’s sensitive portraits and vivid descriptions, along with Rose Carroll’s humanity, intelligence, and—yes—snooping, make this a sparkling addition to a wonderful series. A sublimely delightful read.”
—James W. Ziskin, author of the award-winning Ellie Stone Mysteries

“Not only is it a well-plotted, intelligent mystery, it also shines light on how women were treated—and, in many cases, mistreated—by people they trusted for help in desperate situations. Highly recommended.” —Suspense Magazine on Charity’s Burden

“The historical setting is redolent and delicious, the townspeople engaging, and the plot a proper puzzle, but it’s Rose Carroll—midwife, Quaker, sleuth—who captivates in this irresistible series . . .”
—Catriona McPherson, Agatha-, Anthony- and Macavity-winning author of the Dandy Gilver series

“Clever and stimulating novel . . . masterfully weaves a complex mystery.”
Open Book Society

“Riveting historical mystery . . . [a] fascinating look at nineteenth-century American faith, culture, and small-town life.”
—William Martin, New York Times bestselling author of Cape Cod and The Lincoln Letter

About the Author:

Agatha- and Macavity-nominated author Edith Maxwell writes the Amesbury-based Quaker Midwife historical mysteries, the Local Foods Mysteries, and award-winning short crime fiction. As Maddie Day she writes the Country Store Mysteries and the Cozy Capers Book Group Mysteries. A long-time Quaker and former doula, Maxwell lives north of Boston with her beau, two elderly cats, and an impressive array of garden statuary. She blogs at and Read about all her personalities and her work at  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback












When single mom and recent widow Cameron Chandler takes a much-needed job at Penny-wise Investigations, a detective agency conveniently located in a suburban shopping mall, she grabs the chance to reinvent herself. Her first case is to locate a runaway girl, something her predecessor had been pursuing before he disappeared. Following in his footsteps, the trail leads to a survivalist camp on a remote island in northern Puget Sound. Armed with only a Swiss Army Knife and her quirky on-the-job training as a suburban sleuth, Cameron uncovers more than she bargained for. She soon finds herself in a fight for her own survival in this lighthearted mystery set in Seattle and the San Juan Islands to the north.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback
















Oracles & Obituaries (An Avery Shaw Mystery Book 15) by [Lee, Amanda M.]Halloween is Avery Shaw’s favorite time of year. What’s not to love? Slasher movies, hot chocolate and corn mazes. She’s addicted to them all.
During a visit to one of those mazes, she runs across several men trying to kidnap a teenage girl. In true Avery fashion, she intervenes … resulting in a severe injury. While she’s on the mend, she starts tracking information on a group of people working in the area.
Avery can’t decide if she’s on to something or imagining things. The attack leaves her weaker than she would like, something she refuses to acknowledge, and questioning her investigative mind.
Eliot Kane, her live-in love, decides to help. As much as he wants her safe, he understands she needs to take control. Together, they’re going to dig until they find the information they need. Unfortunately for both of them, the deeper they get, the more they start to wonder just how big of an operation they’re dealing with.
Information pours in, leading to questions about missing girls from years before … and an odd woman serving as an oracle for the Halloween fans in the present. She’s keeping a secret, too, and Avery is determined to figure out what it is.
As she’s proven her entire life, Avery won’t quit until she wins. This time, however, the battle is going to be long, dark and deadly.
She won’t ever give up … even if the search for the truth ultimately kills her.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Audiobook







Yesterday's News: An Avery Shaw Mystery Books 13-15 by [Lee, Amanda M.]

Winner takes all? That’s not just a motto but a lifestyle for Avery Shaw.
She wants to win at all costs. Of course, she wants to help others, too. That comes second to winning but it’s often a byproduct.
Avery is a reporter about town, and there’s no story she won’t doggedly pursue … especially if she can scoop every other news reporter in the Detroit area and claim the glory for herself.
Join Avery for three adventures as she takes on the mob, a shock jock with a bad reputation, and a human-trafficking ring that has been at it for years. That’s on top of her usual bouts of aggression with her nemesis Tad Ludington.
The game is afoot … and she’s going to win. As long as she survives, that is.

This three-book omnibus includes: On Deadline & Under Fire, Above the Fold & Below the Belt, and Oracles & Obituaries.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle











Sandpiper Affair by [Lane, Janis]

Who knew trespassing in the restrictive area of a Florida State Park to get the perfect shot of the sand hill crane family would wind up with Abby Naycomb, wildlife photographer extraordinaire, meeting the most handsome park ranger in the world?

Mating/nesting birds were the subject of her quest but finding those intense blue eyes in the lens of her camera was distracting and hormone inciting. Adam Rawlings, millionaire park ranger, was as shocked as Abby when she accidentally discovered a murdered man buried in a shallow grave in the sand.

Face to face with an exciting relationship with Adam, the perfect man, leaves her no excuse for backing away from a growing intimacy. Vagabond Abby must consider relocating if she wants to continue an invaluable relationship with Adam, the original home town hero. Abby struggles as she continues to work deep in the breathtaking wilds of Central Florida while trying to ignore the menace of a serious and threatening stalker. Her task was to reexamine long held premises and prejudices while admiring the southern flora and fauna through the lens of her camera. Bird and nature lovers’ alert.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












Sticky Sweet: A Pet Parrot Cozy (Rosemary Harbor Mystery Book 6) by [Meadows, Wendy]A Doctor calls – only to fall short of breath.

Dr. Milo Grandview, the friendly local practitioner, is found dead. He’d been a breath of fresh air to the community, writing prescriptions for a lot of desperate people for a list of ailments. With Hillary by his side, Preston launches into inquiries over the suspicious death. It is quickly deduced that not all of Milo’s patients were legitimate. The lies, addiction and threats beneath the scrubs are massive and ground-breaking – motivation for cold-blooded murder.

This cozy mystery is a clean read: no graphic violence, sex, or strong language. It can be read in one to two hours. It is perfect for those moments when you are waiting at an appointment or want to enjoy a quick read.

Read all the Rosemary Harbor cozy mysteries:

1. Wine’s Up?
2. S’more Event
3. Gardener’s Greenhouse
4. The Diamond Hunt
5. Basket Delivery
6. Sticky Sweet

Read all the Rosemary Harbor cozy mysteries:

1. Wine’s Up?
2. S’more Event
3. Gardener’s Greenhouse
4. The Diamond Hunt
5. Basket Delivery
6. Sticky Sweet  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle










To Hex or Not to Hex (Lilith Blackward Cozy Witch Series Book 3) by [Barker, Constance]When a magical crime is committed and I’m framed for it, what do I do? I head right into the fire storm because that’s how I jam. Of course the ghost of my older self thinks I’m mad as a hatter. Aunt Rose and Sir Kain get into the thick of it themselves when posing as police officers. Yeah, Aunt Rose looks more like Aunt Bee…this won’t end well.

I’m told Goblins are behind the massacre, but is that really true or is someone framing them as well? And why are witch hunters involved? My mother is under the rule of a wizard…can I break his spell or have I met my match?

***Find out in the 3rd installment of Lilith Blackward’s Mystery Series***  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback














Grand, Death, Auto: Book #14 in the Kiki Lowenstein Mystery Series (Kiki Lowenstein Cozy Mystery Series) by [Slan, Joanna Campbell]An epidemic of teenager suicides leaves a rural community grieving—and the death toll keeps rising. Can Kiki Lowenstein go undercover as an art teacher at a local high school to help? She shouldn’t… It’s NOT her problem.

Metro-St. Louis, Missouri. To clear her calendar, Kiki must juggle multiple obligations and make a tough decision: Can she trust her in-laws (including her alcoholic mother-in-law) to take an out-of-state vacation with her kids? To make everything work, Kiki must move in with her OTHER mother-in-law and that’s enough to makeKiki want to commit suicide. Meanwhile, Kiki suspects these are not just copycat deaths. There’s another dynamic at work. Could it be that someone is encouraging vulnerable young adults to take their own lives?

Who would orchestrate something so evil? As the body count rises, Kiki finds herself enmeshed in a high school culture full of secrets and crushed dreams.

Can Kiki figure out who is ordering the kids to die in time to save another teen’s life? Or will she be the next victim on this cunning killer’s hit list?

Grand, Death, Auto is a fast-paced, ripped-from-the-headlines book that will remind you that even the meekest among us can make a difference. If you like books that make you think, feel, and cheer, you’ll love the Kiki Lowenstein Mystery Series. As an added bonus, crafters will enjoy listening in as Kiki teaches paper-piecing skills!

Buy Grand, Death, Auto and escape to a world where a mom with passion, kindness, and love in her heart is a SUPER hero you can relate to!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle