New Releases For The Week Of October 13th, 2019–Part 3

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of October 13th, 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.



Letters and Lawsuits (An Isle of Man Ghostly Cozy Book 12) by [Xarissa, Diana]Along with everything that she left to her, Fenella’s aunt Mona left instructions for her own birthday party. Doncan Quayle, Fenella’s advocate, is in charge of arranging the party, following Mona’s detailed plans. He gets a little sidetracked, however, when a woman turns up on the island claiming to be Maxwell Martin’s daughter.

Max had been Mona’s benefactor for most of her life. He’d showered Mona with gifts, and now Rosemary Ballard is demanding a share of Mona’s estate. She claims to have letters that prove that Mona had blackmailed Max for years. When Rosemary turns up dead, Fenella is the number-one suspect.

Inspector Daniel Robinson has to keep Fenella at arm’s length, no matter how he feels about her. As Rosemary’s family threaten to continue with the planned lawsuit, Fenella finds herself trying to prove her innocence in the murder investigation, and to find evidence that Rosemary was lying about her parentage.

Mona, Fenella’s ghostly roommate in her luxury apartment, is insistent that the letters are fake. As she reveals more to Fenella about her relationship with Max, Fenella works to find a way to protect her fortune and find a killer.

Is it possible that Mona badly misjudged Max? Who else besides Fenella had a motive for wanting Rosemary dead? Mona is sure that Max’s sister is behind the whole thing, but proving that might be an impossible task. As Mona’s birthday party gets closer, Fenella begins to wonder if there is actually going to be anything to celebrate.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle











Lucky and the Crushed Clown, Caper #4: Hilarious and Heartwarming Cozy Mysteries (The Carriage House Capers) by [Grace, Emmy]**Lucky Boucher never has to go looking for trouble. Trouble finds her just fine on its own.**

What do a dead clown, an elephant, and a black cat have in common?

If you guessed me, you’re getting really good at this.

The circus has come to town, y’all, and I couldn’t be happier if I were twins. Unfortunately, because of a recent development with the grouchy ex-FBI agent that has become my shadow, I have to sit this one out. That is, until a clown is crushed by Lola the elephant, and not by accident. That’s when Miss Haddy, the oldest and most rambunctious resident in all of Salty Springs, calls me in to help find the killer.

As it turns out, circus folk aren’t very welcoming to outsiders, so there’s only one way to identify the culprit—go undercover. As a bona fide knife-throwing, cat-wielding performer. Sounds like a dream come true, right? Well, as with the majority of my endeavors, this exploit doesn’t exactly go off without a hitch. In fact, this time there are stitches involved. Not in good places. And not just for me.

But the big question remains: Do I catch the killer?

You’ll just have to brave the series of wild mishaps that is my life to find out.

**Each book can be read as a stand-alone, so feel free to jump right in! **  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Homicide by Horse Show (A Creature Comforts Mystery Book 2) by [Kay, Arlene]

Leathersmith Persephone “Perri” Morgan makes the kind of beautiful custom leashes and saddles that make wealthy dog and horse show lovers swoon—until murder strides onto the course . . .
When Perri’s BFF Babette hosts a meeting of Fairfax County’s affluent animal lovers to save a local horse rescue farm, the agenda gets sidetracked by the discovery of a corpse in the master bedroom. Everyone present is a suspect, including Perri’s main squeeze, Wing Pruett—Washington, DC’s sexiest reporter.

While Perri scours local horse and dog shows hoping to unmask the killer, she uncovers bad manners, infidelity, and low-level crime in her hunt for the killer—but what she can’t find are grounds for murder. When the killer strikes again and she gets a warning to stop her sleuthing, Perri has to muster all her training—and all her allies, human and animal alike—to make it out of the ring alive.
Praise for Arlene Kay’s Boston Uncommons Mysteries

“Reminiscent of the comedy-mystery movies of the thirties…An entertaining first entry into the Boston Uncommons Mystery series.”
New York Journal of Books on Swann Dive

“Highly entertaining . . . I can’t wait for the next book in the series!”
—Jaye Roycraft, author of Rainscape  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback












Murder in the Manor (An Ella Rose Cozy Mystery—Book 1) by [Grace, Fiona]MURDER IN THE MANOR (AN ELLA ROSE COZY MYSTERY—BOOK 1) is the debut novel in a charming new cozy mystery series by Fiona Grace.

Ella Rose, 39 years old and freshly divorced, needs a drastic change. She needs to quit her job, leave her horrendous boss and New York City, and walk away from the fast life. Making good on her childhood promise to herself, she decides to walk away from it all, and to relive a beloved childhood vacation in the quaint English seaside town of Wilfordshire.

Wilfordshire is exactly as Ella remembers it, with its ageless architecture, cobblestone streets, and with nature at its doorstep. Ella doesn’t want to go back home—and spontaneously, she decides to stay, and to give her childhood dream a try: she will open her own antique shop.

Ella finally feels that her life is taking a step in the right direction—until her new star customer turns up dead.

As the newcomer in town, all eyes are on Ella, and it’s up to her to clear her own name.

With a business to run, a next-door neighbor turned nemesis, a flirty baker across the street, and a crime to solve – is this new life all that Ella thought it would be?

Book #2 in the series—DEATH AND A DOG—is also available for preorder!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle











Whistling Down the Wind: Whistling River Lodge Mysteries #1 by [Radford, Irene]Everyone in the small town of Whistling River, Oregon harbors secrets. Affairs. Embezzlement. Murder.Glenna McClain, general manager and part owner of the Whistling River Resort and Golf Course, will do anything to protect her beloved Lodge, up to and including helping the former owner fake his death to escape the IRS, ICE, and Las Vegas mob debt collectors.But when her bigamous ex-husband Jared turns up dead in the water hazard of the ninth fairway and Glenna is suspected of his murder, she must enlist the aid of her attractive new security chief, Craig Knutsen, a former police detective with secrets of his own.Then two more of Jared’s widows appear, none of whom he has bothered to divorce or marry legitimately, and an arsonist strikes, Glenna and Craig must win the trust of the local police chief, ask for the help of the local coven, and deal with a ghost in order to find a killer before he burns down the Lodge.The last complication they need is a workplace romance, because that never works. Right?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle















Waking Up Wicked (The Evil Ones Book 1) by [Faire, Etta]Menopause can literally be an evil witch. 

Single-mom Marcie is going through the change. Hot flashes, irritation, sending things (like people) flying across the room without ever touching them. She’s starting to think not all of her symptoms are textbook-normal, if any of them are.

Plus, her aunt’s awful neighbor just turned up dead, and she feels this incredible urge to solve his murder, which just makes no sense. Why does she suddenly care about a man who spent his life calling women “hussies” and threatening people with baseball bats? He had that murder coming, and whoever did it should get a big thank-you.

Little does she know, this is all just what happens when you wake up and realize you’re one of the evil ones.

Waking Up Wicked is the first book in the paranormal mystery series, The Evil Ones. It was previously published under the title Must Love Murder, but it has been rewritten and redesigned to be quite a bit witchier.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle














Murder At The Wedding (The Carmel Cove Cozy Mystery Series Book 1) by [Comley, M A]From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author M A Comley who has sold over two and a half million copies worldwide.

Private investigator, Ruth Morgan, detests weddings, but when her best friend is about to get hitched, she finds it impossible to turn down the invitation.

A beautiful wedding, until the final kiss when the festivities turn sinister. The venue is now a murder scene.

Ruth quickly becomes frustrated by the fact the local inspector in charge of the case proves to be hopeless at her job. Therefore, it’s down to Ruth to use her intrepid skills to find the murderer.

The more she digs, the more she learns about the victim and the web of lies he has spun over the years.

Ruth uncovers an extensive list of suspects, all of whom have a legitimate motive for wanting the victim dead.

But who is the murderer, and will Ruth solve the case before the inept local police?

This is the first novel in the Carmel Cove Cozy Mystery series.

Other books in this series are:
Murder At The Wedding
Murder At The Hotel – coming November 18th 2019
Murder By The Sea – coming December 18th 2019  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback












Owl Be Home for Christmas: A Meg Langslow Mystery (Meg Langslow Mysteries Book 26) by [Andrews, Donna]New York Times bestselling author Donna Andrews returns with another Meg Langslow mystery written “firmly in the grand tradition of Agatha Christie’s Christmas books” (Toronto Globe and Mail).

The 26th book and the sixth Christmas mystery in the Meg Lansglow series, Owl Be Home for Christmas is yet another wonderfully merry and funny book from New York Times bestselling author Donna Andrews.

It’s a few days before Christmas, and Meg’s grandfather is hosting a scientific conference on owls at the Caerphilly Inn. Most of the family are there, helping out in one capacity or another, including Meg’s grandmother, Cordelia–invited by Grandfather in rare gesture of peace-making, to share her expertise on rehabilitating large birds, including owls. An unexpectedly severe snow storm traps the conference-goers in the hotel, and one of the visiting ornithologists is murdered. Even if Caerphilly is able to clear the roads in time, Chief Burke doesn’t want the various suspects to scatter to half a dozen continents before he identifies the killer, so there’s a very real possibility that none of them will make it home for Christmas . . . at least not unless Meg comes to the rescue.

Full of intrigue and snow, this Christmas mystery will take readers home to Caerphilly for Christmas.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook














Better Watch Out (A Merry & Bright Handcrafted Mystery Book 2) by [Freeburn, Christina]Making a list. Merry’s life is Christmas chaos. Her divorce is still in question. She’s behind on crafting orders. Ebenezer is an escape artist. And with one day left, she hasn’t completed the line-up for the annual Christmas parade, thanks to one grinch. Once Merry knows the Christmas secret, she realizes Santa isn’t what’s coming to town.

Checking it twice. Santa’s naughty list, courtesy of Jenna Wilcox, will roll down Main Street with names of residents who deserve a lump of coal in their stocking. Saving the parade won’t be easy, but Merry is up to task. Or so she thinks until she discovers Jenna’s body stashed in Santa’s sack.

Going to find out. As facts are unwrapped, Merry finds the line blurred between who’s naughty and nice. As threats are aimed at her and those she loves, Merry dashes for the truth before the murderer puts her on the naughty list and crosses her off for good.

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BETTER WATCH OUT by Christina Freeburn | A Henery Press Mystery. If you love one, you’ll probably love them all.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback