New Releases For The Week Of September 22nd, 2019–Part 4

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of September 22nd, 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 fourth and final day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.

 

 

Murder in the First Edition (A Beyond the Page Bookstore Mystery Book 3) by [Elliott, Lauren]Addie Greyborne is preparing for the holidays at her bookstore in seaside New England—but a winter storm is coming, in more ways than one . . .
 
Addie’s getting into the spirit for the upcoming Charity Auction—especially since she’s got an 1843 copy of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol to donate. Her former colleagues at the Boston Public Library have confirmed that its worth runs toward the high five figures, which should help with the new pediatric wing. Her mood darkens, though, when a visitor from the past appears—Jonathan Hemingway, the father of her late fiancé. His presence stirs up sad memories for Addie, but also has her fuming when Jonathan, true to his womanizing ways, runs off for a lunchtime liaison with Teresa Lang, who’s in charge of the auction.

Soon after, Addie heads to Teresa’s office at the hospital—and finds the poor woman’s dead body. What she doesn’t find is her valuable first edition. What sort of Scrooge would steal from sick children and commit murder in the process? As a Nor’easter bears down and a mystery emerges about Jonathan’s past, Addie must find out if she can appraise people’s motives and characters as well as she can appraise rare books . . .  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kittyzen's Arrest (Country Cottage Mysteries Book 1) by [Moore, Addison, Bloom, Bellamy]An innkeeper who reads minds. An ornery detective. And a trail of bodies. Cider Cove is the premiere destination for murder.

My name is Bizzy Baker, and I can read minds—not every mind, not every time but most of the time, and believe me when I say it’s not all it’s cracked up to be.

Bizzy Baker runs the Country Cottage Inn, has the ability to pry into the darkest recesses of both the human and animal mind, and has just stumbled upon a body. With the help of her kitten, Fish, a mutt named Sherlock Bones and an ornery yet dangerously good looking homicide detective, Bizzy is determined to find the killer.

*Cider Cove, Maine is the premiere destination for fun and relaxation. But when a body turns up, it’s the premiere destination for murder.

The Country Cottage Inn is known for its hospitality. Leaving can be murder.

A laugh out loud cozy mystery by New York Times Bestseller Addison Moore and her partner in cozy crime, Bellamy Bloom.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Hopeless Game (A Hope Walker Mystery Book 4) by [Carson, Daniel]A funny cozy mystery series full of bold women, a quirky and lovable town, and one seriously hopeless romance.

The Hopeless Tigers just won the biggest football game in school history!

But as often happens in the quirky yet snakebitten town of Hopeless, Idaho… there’s a bit of a problem.

A dead body has shown up. That’s right. Another one.

As usual, Investigative reporter Hope Walker is on the scene.

But this time, the mystery is particularly thorny.

Hope has to sort through various motives and suspects in her most confusing mystery yet.

Plus, she has to figure out where she stands with the handsome sheriff in town.

Especially now that a new suitor has thrown his hat into the ring.

Will this be the crime to finally stump Hope?

And will Hope ever figure out what she really wants out of life?

Order the fourth book in the Hope Walker Mysteries, A Hopeless Game, today!

Five Star Praise For The Hope Walker Mysteries

“I really think this series and each book has the perfect mix of humor, mystery, real life, and suspense.”

“I love this series. Carson has me guessing the whole time!”

“This book is every bit as good as the first! I can’t get enough of Hope and the rest of the gang. An engaging plot, and laugh out loud humor make it difficult to put this book down.”

“I absolutely enjoyed reading this cozy mystery. It had everything I look forward to in a mystery and once started I couldn’t put it down.”

The Hope Walker Mysteries

– Book One – A Hopeless Murder – May 2018
– Book Two – A Hopeless Heist – September 2018
– Book Three – A Hopeless Discovery – June 2019
– Book Four – A Hopeless Game – Coming October 2019
– Book Five – A Hopeless Christmas – Coming December 2019  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have Yourself a Beary Little Murder (A Teddy Bear Mystery Book 3) by [Macy, Meg]This holiday season, teddy bear shop manager Sasha Silverman must solve the slaying of Santa Bear . . .

Sasha and her sister Maddie are thrilled that the Silver Bear Shop and Factory has won the Teddy Bear Keepsake Contest, which means they get to produce a holiday specialty toy, a wizard bear named “Beary Potter.” Promising to be just as magical is Silver Hollow’s annual tree-lighting ceremony and village parade. Only one hitch: the parade’s mascot, Santa Bear—played by Mayor Cal Bloom—is missing.

After a frantic search among the floats, Bloom is found dead. When the outfit is removed, it’s clear the mayor’s been electrocuted. Who zapped hizzoner and then stuffed him into his Santa Bear suit? While the police investigate the grisly crime, Sasha attempts to track down the murderer herself, with some help from the Guilty Pleasures Gossip Club. Can they wrap up this case in time for Christmas—or will Sasha meet her own shocking end?
 
Praise for BEARLY DEPARTED
 
“You’ll fall in love with this delightful debut mystery.”
—Victoria Thompson, bestselling author of Murder in Morningside Heights
 
“The first in a new series features a complex plot awash in red herrings, a perky heroine . . . and everything you ever wanted to know about teddy bears.”
Kirkus Reviews
 
“The appealing, impulsive amateur sleuth, dedicated to the family business, will appeal to fans of character-driven cozies.”
Library Journal

 
“Entertaining . . . inhabited by quirky, fully developed characters and good dogs and cats.”
Publishers Weekly  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tide and Punishment (Seaside Café Mysteries Book 3) by [Baker, Bree]

 

No one dreams of a killer Christmas…

It’s Christmastime in Charm, North Carolina, and while Everly Swan would prefer to focus on decorating her iced tea shop for its first holiday season, Great-Aunt Fran has decided to run for mayor against her long-time nemesis. But when the other candidate turns up dead just before the first scheduled debate, all eyes turn to Fran as the suspect with the most obvious motive.

Everly knows her sweet, elderly Aunt Fran couldn’t have murdered anyone, but as she struggles to find the real killer, it begins to seem like this may be the last merry Christmas her family may ever have.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A dead ballplayer means foul play in Salem . . . 

Field reporter Lee Barrett is not happy that her hours are being cut back at WICH-TV, although it is nice to spend more time volunteering with Aunt Ibby, a research librarian at Salem’s main branch. But Lee’s least favorite task is going up to the stacks, a spooky, seldom-frequented upper section of the library. On this day she has good reason to be afraid—she finds a dead man, surrounded by hundreds of scattered books and torn-out pages.
 
Her police detective beau, Pete Mondello, is soon on the scene, and the deceased is identified as a former minor league baseball player—and ex-con—named Wee Willie Wallace, who hasn’t been seen in Salem for twenty years. With help from her friend River’s Tarot reading, her clairvoyant cat O’Ryan, and Lee’s own psychic gifts, she steps up to the plate to catch the killer who took the old ballplayer out of the game . . .
 
Praise for the Witch City Mysteries

“Perfectly relaxing and readable.”
Kirkus Reviews

 
“This rewarding paranormal cozy series debut will have Victoria Laurie fans lining up to follow.”
Library Journal
 
“An entertaining story that keeps readers guessing until the very twisted and eerie end.”
RT Book Reviews  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas Cocoa Murder by [O'Connor, Carlene, Day, Maddie, Erickson, Alex]“Tis the season for hot chocolate and mouthwatering treats. But sometimes too much of a good thing can be downright deadly . . .
 
CHRISTMAS COCOA MURDER by CARLENE O’CONNOR
Siobhán O’Sullivan’s hopes for a quiet Irish Christmas are dashed when the local Santa turns up dead in a carnival dunk tank of hot cocoa. Now instead of hunting down holiday gifts, she’s pursuing a heartless killer. Seems the dead Santa was no angel either, stealing neighborhood dogs to guide his sleigh. But was it his holiday antics—or worse—that led to his death by chocolate?

CHRISTMAS COCOA AND A CORPSE by MADDIE DAY
When local businessman Jed Greenberg is found dead with a Chocolate lab whimpering over his body, the police start sniffing around Robbie Jordan’s country restaurant for answers. Was it something in Robbie’s hot cocoa that killed Jed, or was it Cocoa the dog? As the suspects pile as high as her holiday tree, Robbie attempts to get to the bottom of the sickly-sweet murder . . .

DEATH BY HOT COCOA by Alex Erickson
A Christmas-themed escape game seems like the perfect pre-holiday treat for bookstore café owner Krissy Hancock and her best friend. But when the host is found dead in a pool of hot cocoa, it’s up to Krissy and her team to catch the killer—or escape before getting killed.

There’s nothing like a hot cup of murder to warm up the holiday season!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cosmic Cat (Crazy Cat Lady series Book 6) by [Hunt, Mollie]

When a superhero cosplayer falls to his death at a comic con, Lynley is left holding the bag– and a cat!

Who killed Captain Cat? His tribe wants to know.

When the Captain is murdered at Bridgetown Comic-con and philanthropist Esmae Westhouse is arrested for the crime, sixty-something cat shelter volunteer Lynley Cannon steps out of her comfort zone and dons her Star Trek uniform to expose the real killer.
 
A decade-spanning love triangle, a band of vigilante cosplayers, a shady pharmaceutical company,and an ancient black cat named Kitty tie into a puzzling plot that has Lynley running in all directions. The death of Captain Cat is only the beginning, and Lynley must stay one step ahead of a ruthless hit man if she is to make it out alive.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Set of Brides: A We Sisters Three Box Set (Books 4-6) by [Miller, Melissa F.]Here come the brides! Rosemary, Sage, and Thyme return on their wedding days, and you’re invited! But, if you know the Field sisters, you know it’s not possible for them to get hitched without a hitch … or three!

This boxed set contains Books 4-6 of the We Sisters Three Mystery Series by USA Today bestselling author Melissa F. Miller.

Lost and Gowned: Rosemary’s Wedding:

Rosemary and Detective Dave are tying the knot at the Resort by the Sea! Rosemary and her sisters have their hands full with wedding preparations. When the bride vanishes (along with her wedding dress) after the rehearsal, Sage and Thyme know beyond a doubt that this isn’t a case of cold feet.

Sage and Thyme become bridesmaids on a mission: to find the bride and return her, unscathed, in time for the wedding. Meanwhile, Rosemary’s discovering that being abducted the night before the ceremony isn’t even the worst of her situation.

Wedding Bells and Hoodoo Spells: Sage’s Wedding:

When Sage and Roman’s wedding is cursed, Sage laughs it off … until everything starts going wrong in the days leading up to the big event.

Rosemary and Thyme come to the rescue. The three sisters (and their better halves) team up to get to the bottom of a longstanding feud between Roman’s family and a powerful Gullah/Geechee conjurer and ensure that Sage’s happily ever after doesn’t become a disaster.

Wanted Wed or Alive: Thyme’s Wedding:

Thyme has her doubts about having a wedding. She’s sure about marrying Victor. But after her two older sisters’ weddings, she’s not expecting the big day to go smoothly.

She also isn’t expecting … this.

When Thyme applies for a marriage license, she’s denied. It turns out her name has been entered into the Social Security Administration’s Death Index, the official master file of dead people. And while dead men tell no tales, dead women can’t get married, book flights, or access their bank accounts.

Thyme, Sage, and Rosemary set off with their men to find out who really died … and why she was using Thyme’s name. It’ll take a lot of luck and loads of ingenuity to clear Thyme’s name so she can walk down the aisle and take Victor’s.

Join the sisters for a madcap wedding adventure with plenty of surprises.  (Amazon)
Editions Available:  Kindle

 

The Skeleton Stuffs a Stocking (A Family Skeleton Mystery Book 6) by [Perry, Leigh]Sid is back with a murder that’s sure to send a chill down your spine in Leigh Perry’s festive new mystery.

Dr. Georgia Thackery is back at home with her parents after finding a new adjunct position at Bostock College. Everyone is excited for their first family Christmas with nothing to hide. Why? Because Georgia’s daughter Madison is now in the know about Sid, their walking, talking family skeleton.

But their Christmas cheer is interrupted when the Thackerys’ dog Byron goes missing on a cold December night. When he’s finally found, he has a femur clutched between his jaws, and Georgia and Madison race to apologize to Sid for letting the dog gnaw on him yet again.

Except that all of Sid’s bones are present and accounted for.

This bone is from somebody else, and when they trace Byron’s trail to an overgrown lot nearby, they find the rest of the skeleton. It’s the normal kind, not moving or telling jokes, and when the police come to take charge, they’re sure it was murder.

And one of Georgia’s adjunct friends could be implicated.

With tensions stirring at the college and everyone hiding a secret or two, Sid and Georgia must uncover the truth before the ghost of a Christmas past strikes again.

“Whodunits don’t come much funnier than Perry’s suspenseful fifth mystery featuring ‘an ambulatory skeleton named Sid.’… Fans of offbeat comic mysteries will be richly rewarded.” —Publishers Weekly starred review on The Skeleton Makes a Friend  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Autumn Alibi (A Wiccan Wheel Mystery Book 6) by [Hesse, Jennifer David]After a hectic year, Edindale, Illinois, attorney Keli Milanni is ready to welcome autumn by counting her many blessings. But a case of murder could cause her to fall behind . . .
 
Keli is hoping that Mabon, the Wiccan Autumn Equinox, will bring balance back into her life. But it’s death that comes calling when she’s asked to consult on an estate case. Recently passed, Elaine Turnbull left everything, including her valuable art and antiques collection, to her granddaughter, Lana. But Lana has been missing for years, ever since a tragedy tore her family apart. Also missing may be Elaine’s most recent will. Then there’s the not-so-small detail that Elaine’s death by natural causes may not have been so natural after all . . .

With the help of her boyfriend Wes, who knew Lana in high school, Keli starts digging into Elaine’s past—and her journals. Soon she discovers that everyone, from Elaine’s caretaker to her curator, had a motive for murder—along with a seemingly rock-solid alibi. Between missing people, missing documents, a string of vandalism against her friends, and the sense she’s being stalked, Keli is feeling a disturbing chill. Now not even her Wiccan protection rituals may save her from a killer with a cold heart that’s far from grateful . . .

Praise for the Wiccan Wheel Mysteries
 
“A perfect read.” —Library Journal

“A good atmospheric read for fall.” –Parkersburg News & Sentinel
 
“A good atmospheric read for fall.” —Parkersburg News & Sentinel on Samhain Secrets  (Amazon)

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Alaskan Catch by [Pethick, Sue]A dream job it’s not. But for Emily Prentice, working as a seafood inspector in  Ketchikan, Alaska, takes her one step closer to becoming a marine biologist. And it’ll give her a first taste of independence from her overprotective mom and the doctor boyfriend she’s pushing into Emily’s arms.

Emily’s certainly not looking for romance . . . until a huge dog knocks her down and sends her flying into fish goo. It’s love at first sight for Emily and Bear, whose handsome owner, Sam, becomes flummoxed when the fallen worker in the hard hat turns out to be a pretty young woman.

Emily and Bear begin a beautiful relationship, with Sam in tow. And before long the attraction between the humans becomes undeniable. But separation and a dangerous undertaking soon leave Emily wondering if she’ll lose Sam before she gets to tell him how she really feels . . .

Bear wants his humans staying together, and before he’s done, both Emily and Sam will learn one essential canine truth: A dog is the only one on earth who loves you more than you love yourself.

Praise for Sue Pethick’s Novels
 
“Quirky characters abound in this gentle romantic comedy with a hint of suspense. But it’s the comic scenes featuring Shep that steal the show. . . . Readers who delight in tales about the bond between people and their dogs will enjoy.” —Booklist on Please Don’t Feed the Mayor

“A light, heartwarming read perfect for a wintry afternoon at home or a sunny beachvacation.” —RT Book Reviews on Pet Friendly
 
“Filled with romance, drama, and family love . . . a fun, light hearted read that is sure to give you warm fuzzy feelings. ”
—Modern Dog on The Dog Who Came for Christmas
 
“Witty and emotional. . . . Grab a treasured pet and a box of tissues before sitting down to read this endearing tale.” —RT Book Reviews on Boomer’s Bucket List   (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here Comes Santa Paws (A Melanie Travis Mystery Book 24) by [Berenson, Laurien]

It’s the most wonderful time of the year in Connecticut, but Melanie Travis finds surviving this December may take a real Christmas miracle when a yuletide murderer comes to town . . .  

As Melanie attempts to deck the halls in a house overrun by pampered Poodles, her event planner friend, Claire, is busy playing Santa—beard and belly not included—for the wealthiest clientele on Connecticut’s Gold Coast. A personal shopper gig in the affluent town of New Canaan seems like business as usual. Except Claire’s stylish stint comes at a higher price than she bargains for when she stumbles over her newest customer’s dead body on the job. Named a prime suspect for murder, she begs for Melanie’s help, then vanishes like cookies and milk on Christmas Eve . . .

Determined to track down Claire, Melanie and her nosy Aunt Peg dash into a dizzying investigation that leads to even more questions. Why was homicide victim Lila Moran, a secretive woman with an untraceable past, permitted to live on a well-known socialite-turned-recluse’s private estate, and is Claire keeping her own incriminating secrets under wraps? Now, with a grinchy New Canaan detective on their case and disturbing clues piling up like presents beneath the tree, the crime-solving duo must rein in a sinister Kris Kringle before they’re the next ones on someone’s deadly wish list . . .  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover