New Releases For The Week Of October 6th, 2019–Part 3

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of October 6th, 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 third day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.



A Legacy of Murder: A Kate Hamilton Mystery by [Berry, Connie]American antique dealer Kate Hamilton’s Christmastime jaunt to a charming English village leads to an investigation of a missing ruby…and a chain of murders.

It’s Christmastime and antiques dealer Kate Hamilton is off to visit her daughter, Christine, in the quaint English village of Long Barston. Christine and her boyfriend, Tristan, work at stately-but-crumbling Finchley Hall. Touring the Elizabethan house and grounds, Kate is intrigued by the docent’s tales of the Finchley Hoard, and the strange deaths surrounding the renowned treasure trove. But next to a small lake, Kate spies the body of a young woman, killed by a garden spade.

Nearly blind Lady Barbara, who lives at Finchley with her loyal butler, Mugg, persuades Kate to take over the murdered woman’s work. Kate finds that a Burmese ruby has vanished from the legendary Blood-Red Ring, replaced by a lesser garnet. Were the theft and the woman’s death connected?

Kate learns that Lady Barbara’s son fled to Venezuela years before, suspected of murdering another young woman. The murder weapon belonged to an old gardener, who becomes the leading suspect. But is Lady Barbara’s son back to kill again? When another body is found, the clues point toward Christine. It’s up to Kate to clear her daughter’s name in Connie Berry’s second Kate Hamilton mystery, a treasure for fans of traditional British mysteries.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover














Dead Velvet Cupcakes (The Cupcake Capers Book 5) by [Holmes, Polly]A stab at the competition.

Since arriving in Ashton Point, Master Chef Margarete Becker has managed to turn the dilapidated, old Tea 4 Two Café into a thriving meeting place. She draws both locals and tourists with her mouth-watering treats. Her childhood dream is to own her own 5-star restaurant and with the success of the Tea 4 Two Café, that dream could become a reality sooner than she imagined.

Margarete’s chance to show she has what it takes to run not just a café, but a thriving restaurant arrives when she secures the contract to cater the McCorrson’s 50th Wedding Anniversary dinner. With dessert taken care of, Margarete’s has only the entrée and main course to perfect. A piece of cake….or so she thought. It proves a slice more difficult than expected when the body of a local chef, Margarete’s competition, is found murdered.
Evidence against Margarete is mounting and it’s obvious someone is trying to frame her. She only has one option; enlist the help of the McCorrson sisters to help clear her name and find the real killer before time runs out and her dreams are shattered forever.

This is Book 5 in The Cupcake Capers Series and may contain elements of humour, drama and danger. However, it will definitely not contain any of the following potentially lethal substances:
Swearing or profanity.
Gore or graphic scenes.
Cliff-hangers or unsolved endings.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Covens, Cakes, and Big Mistakes (The Witches of Pinecroft Cove Book 2) by [St Claire, Nicole]Can Tamsyn cook up a spell to solve a famous author’s murder before the killer strikes again?

It’s Tamsyn’s first solo gig as manager of the Pinecroft Inn’s kitchen after Aunt Gwen skips out for a once in a lifetime cruise right before the start of the island’s big literary festival. Tamsyn thinks she finally has a handle on the whole magical cooking thing, but her confidence turns to panic when a famous author dies after eating the treats she’d prepared for the festival’s fancy-schmancy afternoon tea.

Whatever caused his demise, the author’s ghost isn’t talking. The same cannot be said for Lillian, the newly manifested spirit of a feisty flapper who is making herself at home in Tamsyn’s bedroom. Between the lonely ghost and her demanding feline familiar, Tamsyn hasn’t had a moment of quiet in weeks. Is it any wonder she might have made a few mistakes when baking her cake? It’s not like she expected it to turn deadly!

Even as suspects start to pile up and it turns out there’s no end to the islanders who might have wanted the victim dead, all eyes remain on Tamsyn and her lethal lemon cake. Will her absolutely-not-a-boyfriend, the charming Dr. Caldwell, come to her rescue with lab results that clear her name, or will it be up to Tamsyn and her coven to cook up a spell to reveal what really happened at the tea before a killer can strike again?

Don’t miss the second book in the Witches of Pinecroft Cove series of paranormal cozy mysteries!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












Slay Bells Ring (The Wedding Bell Mysteries Book 1) by [Thompson, Nancy Robards]It’s one thing to write a mystery, but when your daughter is the suspect — you solve it.

Wedding planner Jenna Bell doesn’t panic when the groom is a no-show to the ceremony – even though he is her former high school sweetheart and this wedding is the small town’s event of the year. However, when he turns up dead and she is falsely accused… well, yeah, now it’s the time to panic.

Jenna’s mother, Maddie, puts her cozy mystery writing skills to use to try to clear her daughter’s name, stepping on by-the-book Chief of Police Jackson Bradley’s toes in the process. No matter how enticing he finds her, he doesn’t want this writer-turned-amateur-sleuth interfering with his murder investigation.

With nearly all of Hemlock, North Carolina, picking sides and the town’s own Gossip Brigade churning out the rumors, Maddie discovers the mystery isn’t very cozy when it hits this close to home.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle














Serf and Turf: A Silicon Valley Mystery (Book 3) by [Jedel, Marc]He’s afraid of losing his girlfriend. But maybe he should be more concerned about the dead body she’s crying over?

Marty Golden can barely string a voicemail message together, let alone keep up with his new love. This quirky uncle’s hectic Silicon Valley lifestyle needs a reboot when a youth league soccer game becomes a murder scene. And nothing can stop him from donning his amateur sleuth uniform when he discovers his sweetheart used to have quite a thing for the dead guy …

With a not-so-helpful paw from Buddy the Labrador,  he does his best to sniff out a long list of possible suspects. But between gossipy soccer moms and the costume-clad members of a Renaissance Faire, Marty’s theories fall harder than a jousted knight.

Can Marty solve the case before the trail and his new flame grow cold?

Serf and Turf is the third book in the zany, Silicon Valley cozy mystery series. If you like laugh-out-loud comedy, dorky sleuths, and a festival of old-world fun, then you’ll love Marc Jedel’s humorous murder mystery.

Buy Serf and Turf to sign in to a great mystery today!  (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle













TTalisman Trouble: A Halloween Helper's Cozy Mystery by [West, Linnea]ime is running out. Can Vinnie and Diggy figure out how to rescue Lavender?

In the fourth book of the Halloween Helper’s Cozy Mystery series, non-magical Vinnie and her witch-in-training niece Diggy Daggerwood are given another case just three days before their Halloween deadline. A paranormal family has a dispute with their resident ghost, but both feel like they have a rightful claim to the house.

Vinnie doesn’t really care because for once, they actually have an easy case to solve. It should take hardly any time at all while they wait for the last clue to solve before they get Lavender back.

But the case isn’t as easy as it looked to be on the surface. And every time they figure out a plan to get Lavender, things get more complicated. At last, Norhand sends the last clue to solve and this one might actually help the witches.

Can Vinnie and Diggy solve the case and the clue to find Lavender before Halloween is over?

Read the end of the saga in Book 4: Talisman Trouble.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback













Sorry for the Dead: A Josephine Tey Mystery by [Upson, Nicola]At once a compelling murder mystery and a moving exploration of love and grief, critically acclaimed author Nicola Upson’s eighth Josephine Tey mystery is a force to be reckoned with.

In the summer of 1915, the sudden death of a young girl brings grief and notoriety to Charleston Farmhouse on the Sussex Downs.

Years later, Josephine Tey returns to the same house–now much changed–and remembers the two women with whom she once lodged as a young teacher during the Great War. As past and present collide, with murders decades apart, Josephine is forced to face the possibility that the scandal which threatened to destroy those women’s lives hid a much darker secret.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook















The 19th Christmas (Women's Murder Club) by [Patterson, James, Paetro, Maxine]If the Women’s Murder Club can’t be together this Christmas, a killer is to blame.
As the holidays approach, Detective Lindsay Boxer and her friends in the Women’s Murder Club have much to celebrate. Crime is down. The medical examiner’s office is quiet. Even the courts are showing some Christmas spirit. And the news cycle is so slow that journalist Cindy Thomas is on assignment to tell a story about the true meaning of the season for San Francisco.
Then a fearsome criminal known only as “Loman” seizes control of the headlines. He is planning a deadly surprise for Christmas morning. And he has commissioned dozens of criminal colleagues to take actions that will mask his plans. All that Lindsay and the SFPD can figure out is that Loman’s greed — for riches, for bloodshed, for attention — is limitless.
Solving crimes never happens on schedule, but as this criminal mastermind unleashes credible threats by the hour, the month of December is upended for the Women’s Murder Club. Avoiding tragedy is the only holiday miracle they seek.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook














The Fog Ladies (A San Francisco Cozy Murder Mystery) by [McCormick, Susan]

Young, overworked, overtired, overstressed medical intern Sarah James has no time for sleuthing. Her elderly neighbors, the spunky Fog Ladies, have nothing but time. When, one by one, old ladies die in their elegant apartment building in San Francisco, Sarah assumes the deaths are the natural consequence of growing old. The Fog Ladies assume murder.

Mrs. Bridge falls off a stool cleaning bugs out of her kitchen light. Mrs. Talwin slips on bubbles in the bath and drowns. Suddenly, the Pacific Heights building is turning over tenants faster than the fog rolls in on a cool San Francisco evening.

Sarah resists the Fog Ladies’ perseverations. But when one of them falls down the stairs and tells Sarah she was pushed, even Sarah believes evil lurks in their building. Can they find the killer before they fall victim themselves?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback














Cookies and Curses (The Matchmaker's Grimoire Book 1) by [Pease, Rosie]Heartwood Hollow is full of secrets, from the living and the ghosts.

Joanie Sunevall has never been wrong when it comes to love. Since moving to Heartwood Hollow four years ago, she’s gotten twelve couples together. Her knack for matchmaking is only one reason why rumors swirl through the small town about her being a witch. The other is the belief she bakes magic into her treats. If only the townspeople knew about her ability to see ghosts, but that’s one secret Joanie doesn’t want discovered.

Joanie’s not a witch, at least she doesn’t think so, although she plays into the rumors to sell more baked goods. And she loves helping people find who they’re meant to be with. When spirits interfere with the blossoming romance between Rich and Ashley, two of her regular customers, Joanie is put to the test.

She must decide what’s more important, fighting for true love or protecting her secret.

Ghosts, it’s time to meet your baker.

Cookies and Curses is the first full novel in the Matchmaker’s Grimoire series.

1-Click now to begin this fun paranormal cozy series.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback











Thanksgiving in Paradise (A Tj Jensen Mystery Book 10) by [Daley, Kathi]The shroud is lifted and truths too disturbing to believe are unveiled when an explosion at the town hall traps Tj under a pile of rubble as the walls of the building rain down around her. When the dust settles Tj is left wondering if you can ever really know another person or if the armor you see is simply an illusion created to conceal the lies that are buried beneath.

While Tj struggles with the duplicity of someone she’d previously held dear, she is also forced to deal with the fact that two popular residents are dead with four others in the hospital clinging to life.

As the remaining town council members struggle to rebuild from the ashes of what was lost, Tj commits to helping Roy find the individual responsible for this horrific event while trying to juggle an important life decision.

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THANKSGIVING IN PARADISE by Kathi Daley | A Henery Press Mystery. If you love one, you’ll probably love them all.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:   Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook