New Releases For The Week Of September 15th, 2019–Part 2

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of September 15th, 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 second day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.

 

Scones, tea, and a stabbing…

When Tabitha Darling entered Cafe La Femme in a reality TV show hosted by an infamous “bad boy” Chef, she never expected to be a suspect in his murder.

When Xanthippe Carides quit working in a cafe to become a private detective, she never expected one of her first cases would be keeping Tabitha out of jail…

These two friends have a mystery to solve, and only one of them is telling the whole truth.

 

 

Praise for Drowned Vanilla

“A delicious, frothy confection, full of vintage frocks, murder, heart, and fun. Tabitha Day is my favorite mystery heroine in years…and she is anything but vanilla!” – Stephanie Burgis

Drowned Vanilla is a deliciously intriguing Tasmanian tale of missing girls and murder. One of the most original crime novels I’ve read in ages, this second book in the Cafe la Femme series sparkles with Livia Day’s unique brand of murder-mystery served with a triple helping of mouthwatering desserts, vintage fashion and romantic tension. A wonderful, exuberant and quirky novel that warms your heart, makes you laugh, and keeps you turning the pages until the very last.” – Poppy Gee  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vengeful Vampire at Wonky Inn: Wonky Inn Book 8 by [Wycherley, Jeannie]Vampires are a pain in Alf’s neck.

After hosting a diabolical vampire wedding last Halloween, Alf had imagined that Whittle Inn had seen the last of those long-toothed monsters. She’d pointedly barred them from ever setting foot or fang in her part of the English countryside again.

But since then, one thing has continued to bother our favourite wonkiest witch.

Who killed the handsome young vampire Thaddeus? And why?

Now Alf will have to grit her teeth. Despite her protestations, her undead foes are breathing down her neck once more and threatening to make an unwelcome return to her wonky inn. Is anyone safe? How long before another one of their number bites the dust?

Given their previous escapades, Alf and her friends are keen to provide a sharp reality check. Alf heads off to Transylvania to make things right, but will the evil Count Grigor and his coven of fiends have the last laugh? Is Alf a match for these bite-young things?

Find out in Vengeful Vampire at Wonky Inn.

A clean and cozy standalone that complements the series as a whole. If you enjoy chaotic and humorous tales of witches, wizards, ghosts, vampires, ents and owls, the Wonky Inn books will cast their spell on you.

Read them now.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cougar Trouble (A Trinity Falls Series Book 2) by [St. James, Jenna]A Recently-Discharged Veteran

An Independent Widowed Woman

A Noticeable Age Gap

One Flip of a Card…

What happens when four elderly busybodies decide to play matchmaker in an unexpected way?

When Monica Swanson rented out her cottage to smoking hot Army veteran Jacob Parkerson, she had no idea the trouble she was in for. It wouldn’t be so bad if he wasn’t in her line of sight every time she turned around. But the worst part? Jacob was nearly ten years younger! Just when she’s about to throw in the towel and make him move, Monica’s mother, along with the other gaggle of seniors who love to hang out at the senior center, decide to step in and take control of the situation. After all, if there’s one person who knows what it’s like to be a cougar in a small town, it’s Monica’s mom. With one flip of a card, Monica and Jacob’s fates are determined…three dates, three different people. Can Monica and Jacob survive the set-up…while still holding on to their budding new friendship? Or will social norms dictate they each find someone new? Someone their own age?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Witch on Ice: A Bigfoot Bay Witches Paranormal Cozy Mystery by [Larson, Cat]

I’m a witch in love with a frog. And you thought you had problems.

Hi, my name is Sammara Eve Hain and I don’t admit that to just anyone.

Especially the witch part.

If it were up to me, I would’ve been born into a nice, normal family. One that went camping on weekends and played board games and watched television.

Not one that spent their Saturday nights cackling around a cauldron and turning people into frogs.

Okay, that’s an exaggeration. They don’t cackle.

But they’re definitely not normal. And the frog thing?

May I introduce my fiancé, Fernando? Mr. Short, Green, and Bewitched.

Courtesy of my sister.

All I ever wanted when I left my small town of Bigfoot Bay thirteen years ago was to disappear into the big city and lead an ordinary life.

I never expected to return.

And when I stumbled upon my childhood nemesis frozen solid inside a wall of ice, I never expected I’d be forced to stay.

With my betrothed frog at my side and no sister in sight.

** Witch on Ice is the first in a new humorous cozy mystery series. Suitable for all ages. **  (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADeath on Clevedon Beach: An absolutely addictive English cozy mystery novel (A Sukey Reynolds Mystery Book 10) by [Rowlands, Betty] seaside town, scrumptious ice cream… mysterious murder?

Sukey Reynolds is back from holiday, feeling happy and relaxed. She and a friend have been touring the French coast, enjoying the wine and cheese, and soaking up the sun in Brittany. She has barely unpacked her bags when she is sent back to the seaside but, this time, not for fun…

Sukey arrives at the charming coastal town of Clevedon, where a woman’s body has been washed up on the sandy beach. Her identity is a mystery, but Sukey is determined to find out how she ended up there and who exactly she is.

The police are at their wits’ end, and with no leads or suspects, Sukey decides to leaf through old cases. She is shocked to realise this woman is not the first to turn up on the shore and even finds a link between the cold cases: several of the murder suspects had the same decorative tattoo inked on their skin. After some further investigating, she realises the distinctive symbol means ‘death’.

Her superiors scoff at her theory, so it’s up to Sukey to prove them wrong and find the devious killer herself. From tattoo parlours to the music halls, she has no shortage of places to investigate. But can she uncover the true culprit, and the identity of the mystery woman, before they strike again?

An absolutely gripping murder mystery from the queen of cozy crime, perfect for fans of Agatha Christie, P.D. James or Faith Martin.

This book was previously published as A Fool There Was.

Readers love Death on Clevedon Beach!

‘An unputdownable whodunnit… Great descriptions, fast-paced narrative and characters that make you feel part of the setting. Looking forward to next in the series!’ Goodreads Reviewer

Betty Rowlands is one of the mistresses of British mysteries and I adore her… The writing is superb, as are her whodunnits. You can’t go wrong with any of the books in this or the Melissa Craig series.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

I always read these books first and always have a smile on my face when I have finished. More please.’ NetGalley Reviewer

I loved this book and this addictive series!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

Lots of great twists and turns that truly kept me guessing… My favourite of the series so far, although I highly recommend them all.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘This is my tenth book in this series and undoubtedly the best. I love the characters and the mystery is challenging… Her books are impossible to put down from start to finish.’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars

Betty does it again with another murder case for Sukey… You’ll find yourself trying to help solve the crimes. This one has lots of twists that will have you reading until the end.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

Lots of twists and turns… Will keep you guessing right to the end.’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars

I just love these stories and they get better and betterA great mystery that left me guessing after every chapter. Recommended to mystery fans.’ NetGalley Reviewer  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orange Mousse and a Fatal Truce (Sandy Bay Cozy Mystery Book 15) by [Crewes, Amber]A murdered scorned wife. A prime suspect losing their mind literally and figuratively. A small town bakery owner whose generosity links her to the deceased and accused.

When Meghan is invited to cater for the wedding of one of the oldest citizens of Sandy Bay, she’s happy for the bride-to-be and the opportunity to introduce the guests to her latest creation – orange mousse! Still, she longs for the day when she can wear a white dress and walk down the aisle to marry her Prince Charming.

On the day of the wedding, everything seems perfect. The venue is glorious. The weather is beautiful. The couple are radiating love. Until… a strange woman stops the ceremony and claims to be the wife of the groom. Things take a turn for the worse when this strange woman is found dead, a day later, on the beach.

All circumstantial and factual evidence seems to point to one suspect. The police think this person did it. The people of Sandy Bay believe this person did it. The jilted bride KNOWS this person did it.

But Meghan has her doubts. If there’s one thing that living in a small town has taught her, it’s that nothing is as it first appears. Can she piece the clues that will reveal the real killer and allow a happily ever after ending?

Book 15 in the Bestselling Sandy Bay Cozy Mystery series! If you want to enjoy a light-hearted read, with an amateur female sleuth, mouth-watering culinary desserts and a gripping murder mystery with a touch of romance, then you’ll love Meghan Truman and all the quirky characters in Sandy Bay.

No cliffhanger, swearing or graphic scenes!

Start reading Orange Mousse and a Fatal Truce and see how events unfold in this cozy mystery.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Deadly Referral and Other Mystery Stories by [Lynch-Harris, Ashley]Can Private Investigator Hugo Flynn solve the peculiar case of one man and both of his deaths, or uncover the deadly meaning behind a series of numbers whispered by a doctor in his dying breath?

Does the English countryside lose its appeal for the Emerald Historical Society when their exciting search for a rare Egyptian jewel is marred by murder?

And why, after ten years, has Dr. Finch’s return to the small town of Lucea, Jamaica, incited poisonings and unearthed past crimes? The locals blame Obeah—witchcraft—but Dr. Finch suspects something far worse.

Murder, theft, coded messages…

All these questions and more are answered in this collection of intriguing whodunits.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Witches & Words (A Library Witch Mystery Book 4) by [Adams, Elle]

It’s the new year in Ivory Beach, and Rory is nursing a broken heart after the Reaper’s abrupt departure from town. A distraction comes in the form of a batch of new tourists visiting the library, but when a holidaying stranger returns a rare book to her family and is then found dead, Rory finds herself in hot water again.

Handling rare books is second nature to Rory’s family, but this one has a little more personality than Rory is used to. Not only is it refusing to divulge its secrets, the killer might still be lurking among the hotel’s other guests. When Rory meets fellow witch Blair Wilkes, visiting from the town of Fairy Falls with her boyfriend Nathan, Blair offers to use her unusual magical talent to help Rory to get to the bottom of the mystery.

Complicating matters, the Reaper returns to town along with his terrifying boss. Working with the Reaper again might be the only way for Rory to solve the murder, but more than her heart is in danger this time.

Can Rory solve the mystery, repair her relationship with Xavier and stop the killer before he strikes again?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BLIND ESCAPE (Lucille Pfiffer Mystery Series Book 2) by [Taylor, Tanya R.]

 

 

Lucille Pfiffer sees, but not with her eyes. She lives with her beloved dog Vanilla (“Nilla” for short) in a cozy neighborhood that is quite “active” due to what occurred in the distant past.

In this installment: The town of Chadsworth has a new headache on its hand…a puzzling murder for blind Lucille Pfiffer to solve. Will the mystery be unraveled in record time or will the stealthy killer or killers find their way to Lucille’s doorstep?

Vanilla, once again claims her role as “protector”. But Lucille is majorly concerned – not just for her own safety, but for that of her cherished pet.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blue Collar Bluff (A Spicetown Mystery Book 4) by [Richey, Sheri]

 

When a construction accident spawns a slew of suspicions at the work site of the old popcorn factory, Mayor Cora Mae Bingham begins to regret her decision to renovate the abandoned building. Her vision of creating a beautiful community center for the citizens has turned into chaos.

With Police Chief Conrad Harris out of town, Cora Mae has to take matters into her own hands to investigate the situation. Will Officer “Wink” Hobson be able to keep up?   (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback