New Releases For The Week Of November 10th, 2019–Part 4

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of November 10th, 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.

 

Fate: A Doyle Witch Cozy Mystery (The Witches of Doyle Book 6) by [Weiss, Kirsten]Something wicked this way comes…

Witch Jayce Bonheim has spent the last four months waiting for a horde of dark magicians to come to town.

Now, they’ve arrived, embedded in a traveling circus.

And they’re bigger and badder than this ex-party girl could have imagined, wreaking havoc wherever they go.

But when a murder rocks her small town, Jayce must stop the chaos. Walking a tightrope between dark spells and past regrets, can Jayce stop a murderer and stop these magicians from transforming the world forever?

If you’re a fan of Charlaine Harris, Heather Blake, or Amanda M. Lee, don’t miss Fate, book 6 in The Witches of Doyle cozy mystery novels.

This novel is a full-length, witch cozy mystery featuring true-to-life spells in the back of the book, a trio of witchy sisters, and a dash of romance. Though Fate can be read as a standalone, it’s best read in series order. It’s rated PG-13 due to mild language and some romance.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Treacherous Performance: A Regency Cozy (Beatrice Hyde-Clare Mysteries Book 5) by [Messina, Lynn]Having inexplicably nabbed the Duke of Kesgrave, twenty-six-year-old spinster Beatrice Hyde-Clare is determined to marry him at once and no amount of handwringing from anxious family members, worried friends and well-meaning acquaintances will convince her to delay. Except…maybe she is a little swayed by her uncle’s efforts to make amends for treating her with cold indifference during her childhood. And her aunt’s concern about the growing scandal around her unfortunate habit of unmasking murderers in the middle of society events isn’t entirely unfounded.

And then there’s the truly unfathomable appearance on her doorstep of the former Miss Brougham, the spiteful heiress whose cruel taunts derailed Bea’s social career. Remarkably, the society matron has a mystery to solve and knows Bea is the only person who can help her. A dead grandfather, a missing jewel, a cryptic letter, an opportunity to condescend to her archnemesis—the case seems simple enough.

And yet somehow it all goes terribly, horribly wrong.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Multiple award-winning author Carol L. Wright, creator of mysteries and short stories, is known for capturing the nuances of family dynamics with vivid, relatable characters. This collection of favorite short fiction, selected from a variety of award-winning anthologies and literary journals, brings you her heartfelt stories with a mix of joy and sadness, love and loss, celebrations of all seasons, and a bit of mystery and magic. As it takes you through the year with compassion and humor, it is sure to touch your heart . . . and perhaps inspire you.

Among the stories included are:

A Christmas on Nantucket--a recent widow anticipates her future after enduring one of life’s greatest losses

The Man from Hooverville–a young girl goes against her mother’s wishes by befriending a mysterious vagabond.

My First Red Sox Game–a granddaughter learns that in life, as in baseball, it’s not whether you win or lose that matters most

You Better Watch Out!–a small-town lawyer takes on a mystery when Santa falls off her roof three weeks before Christmas

Beginning and ending with Christmas tales, this is an ideal collection to enjoy by the fireside.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Noël Killing (A Provençal Mystery Book 8) by [Longworth, M. L.]Christmastime in the south of France is as beautiful as ever, but when a shady local businessman drops dead in the middle of the festivities, Verlaque and Bonnet must solve the case while keeping the holiday spirit alive

Antoine Verlaque, examining magistrate for the beautiful town of Aix-en-Provence, doesn’t like Christmas. The decorations appear in the shops far too early, festive tourists swarm the streets, and his beloved Cours Mirabeau is lined with chalets selling what he regards as tacky trinkets. But his wife and partner Marine Bonnet is determined to make this a Christmas they can both enjoy, beginning with the carol sing at the Cathedral Saint Sauveur, a beautiful service in a packed church.

Just as the holiday cheer is in full swing, a man is poisoned, sending the community into a tailspin. The list of suspects, Verlaque and Bonnet quickly discover, almost fills the church itself, from the visiting vendors at the Christmas fair to the victim’s unhappy wife and his disgruntled business partner. In A Noël Killing, with the help of an ever-watchful young woman named France, the pair must solve the murder while the spirit of the season attempts to warm Verlaque’s stubborn heart.

“Full of gourmet meals, silky wines, and sumptuous homes, these cozy mysteries transport you to the south of France . . . Perfect for the gourmands or Francophiles in your life.” —Slate  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peaches and Crime (Sandy Bay Cozy Mystery Book 16) by [Crewes, Amber]A suspicious fatal accident. A murder case going cold. Can a small town bakery owner overcome her personal troubles and find a happy ending?

Running one business can be stressful. Running two is murder!

Meghan’s new, yummy peach dessert range is evoking pleasant noises from her customers, including the Governor of the state. Her sense of euphoria at creating another culinary winner is cut short when when she discovers that the premises of her other business, an event barn, has been vandalised.

The rude and obnoxious behavior of an alleged expert, called in to beef up the security at The Barn, gives Meghan grief and concern. When this person is found dead on her business premises, her heart breaks for the person’s loved ones.

Could this death be accidental or intentional?

Meghan finds herself at a crossroad as she has to make decisions that could have lasting consequences.

The security of her customers needs to be guaranteed…

Her long term relationship with her boyfriend has hit the rocks and seems irreparable…

Will Meghan help to find a killer still on the loose or see everything she’s worked so hard to build, come crashing down?

Book 16 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 Peaches and Crime and see how events unfold in this cozy mystery.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lavender and Lies (Port Danby Cozy Mystery Book 11) by [Lovett, London]There’s a new man in town, Lionel Dexter, an eligible, handsome bachelor who has taken up residence in a Chesterton mansion. He quickly wins over many hearts, including Kate Yardley’s, the stylish, man crazy owner of the Mod Frock Boutique. Much to everyone’s chagrin, it turns out Lionel is quite the scoundrel. Soon, jealousy and heartbreak flood the town. When the town’s newest hot commodity winds up dead, Lacey joins her boyfriend, Detective Briggs on a quest to find the killer. Could it be a jilted lover or was there more to Lionel than broad shoulders, graying temples and a blinding white smile?

Book 11 of the Port Danby Cozy Mystery series
Other books in the series:

1. Marigolds and Murder
2. Carnations and Chaos
3. Mistletoe and Mayhem
4. Roses and Revenge
5. Tulips and Trouble
6. Dahlias and Death
7. Peonies and Poison
8. Hyacinths and Homicide
9. Crocuses and Crime
10. Sunflowers and Sabotage
11. Lavender and Lies
12. TBA  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Rhodes Case (A Markham Sisters Cozy Mystery Novella Book 18) by [Xarissa, Diana]Janet Markham is both excited and nervous that Edward Bennett is coming for another visit. The handsome man has made no secret of the fact that he’s interested in being more than friends with Janet, but he’s usually too busy to pursue her. His job with a secret government agency keeps him travelling around the world, leaving Janet on her own at Doveby House, the bed and breakfast she runs with her sister, Joan.

While Janet is attracted to the man, she’s not sure she trusts him. That trust is further challenged when he tells her that she needs to pretend she’s never met him before when he arrives at Doveby House with his guest. Just hours after the two men arrive, Janet and Joan see a news bulletin about a wanted man who bears an uncanny resemblance to Edward’s guest.
Break-ins at houses in the area worry the sisters. Is it possible that Edward has brought a burglar to stay at Doveby House?

Janet wants to trust Edward, but if their guest isn’t behind the burglaries, who is? Can Janet and Joan work out who has been breaking into houses and stealing only the most valuable item in each property? Can Edward be trusted? And why has Joan been taking measurements in the carriage house?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Puzzle in Poppleford Wood (Churchill and Pemberley Series Book 3) by [Organ, Emily]Cake loving sleuths Annabel Churchill and Doris Pemberley face a baffling cold case.

For twenty years the villagers of Compton Poppleford have been puzzled by the fate of Darcy Sprockett who vanished in the woods one dark and stormy night. When fresh evidence surfaces, elderly detective duo Churchill and Pemberley creak into action.

A cast of suspects emerges, but Inspector Mappin is soon barking up the wrong tree. When he refuses advice from the two old ladies, Churchill and Pemberley must use their wits and mastery of disguise to unravel the mystery of Poppleford Wood. How could the newly unveiled statue of Sir Morris Buckle-Duffington be connected? And what about local Lothario, Mr Peregrine Colthrop?

And is a new member of Churchill’s Detective Agency a help or a hindrance?

For fans of light-hearted mysteries and sharp-witted elderly sleuths.

Puzzle in Poppleford Wood is the third book in the Churchill & Pemberley cozy mystery series:
Book 1: Tragedy at Piddleton Hotel
Book 2: Murder in Cold Mud
Book 3: Puzzle in Poppleford Wood  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Turkey Basted to Death (The Cast Iron Skillet Mystery Series) by [Rath, Jodi]

 

Thanksgiving is here, and Jolie Tucker has had quite the year! She is ready to sit back and relax with family and friends. But this is Leavensport, OH—so get ready for intense therapy sessions, dysfunctional family holiday gatherings, uninvited guests, and an inner-city teen advocate found DEAD—stabbed in the ear with the turkey baster!

Welcome to Leavensport, OH, where DEATH takes a DELICIOUS turn!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tracking Game: A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery by [Mizushima, Margaret]November 2019 Top Pick, Library Reads

Two brutal murders, a menacing band of poachers, and a fearsome creature on the loose in the mountains plunge Mattie Cobb and her K-9 partner Robo into a sinister vortex.

An explosion outside a community dance sends Mattie Cobb and Cole Walker reeling into the night, where they discover a burning van and beside it the body of outfitter Nate Fletcher. But the explosion didn’t kill Nate–it was two gunshots to the heart.

The investigation leads them to the home of rancher Doyle Redman, whose daughter is Nate’s widow, and the object of one of their suspect’s affection. But before they can make an arrest, they receive an emergency call from a man who’s been shot in the mountains. Mattie and Robo rush to the scene, only to be confronted by the ominous growl of a wild predator.

As new players emerge on the scene, Mattie begins to understand the true danger that’s enveloping Timber Creek. They journey into the cold, misty mountains to track the animal–but discover something even more deadly in Tracking Game, the fifth installment in Margaret Mizushima’s Timber Creek K-9 mysteries.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Murder Takes a Bow (Grace's Augusta Mysteries Book 5) by [Brackett, Charmain Zimmerman]

 

Grace Ward wonders if she’s been cursed. She’s seen too much death in 12 months. A floral designer, who never wanted to be involved in law enforcement, Grace finds herself in the middle of another homicide investigation while planning for an upcoming fundraising gala. She quickly learns all is not as it seems in this case.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Sting of The Serpent's Blade: A Greystone Manor Mystery by [Mckay, G.M.]

Jilly thought her return to Greystone would be a peaceful escape after her adventures at Dark Lady Farm. But she’s in for a rude awakening.
Left abruptly to manage Greystone Manor on her own, and dealing with her difficult new ability to see spirits, Jilly struggles to keep her world from falling apart.
Gil is moodier than ever, the stable-hands hate her and she’s in dire need of money. Only Bally and Morris can keep her laughing when times get tough.
Throw in a murder and some missing artifacts and Jilly will have to use all her wits to stay one step ahead of the killer.
Will her strong-willed ghost-horse be able to save the day this time?

The Sting of the Serpent’s Blade is the second book in the Greystone Manor Mystery Series. Where horses, ghosts and a dash of murder are combined in an exciting, clean cozy mystery series the whole family can enjoy.
This series is set in Canada so is written in Canadian English. You might notice slight differences in spelling and grammar.
Happy Reading!
G.M. Mckay  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fan Mail (An Aspen Adams Novel of Suspense Book 2) by [Gerber, Daryl Wood]Agatha Award–winning and national bestselling author Daryl Wood Gerber returns with a dark new novel of suspense . . .

An adoring fan and a string of murders: a demented show of love that leaves no one safe . . .

Local celebrity news anchor Gloria Morning is used to receiving declarations of love and praise in her weekly fan letters, but when a Lake Tahoe doctor is murdered and she gets an anonymous note telling her it was done for her glory, her appreciation turns to panic. Unsure of where else to turn, she enlists the help of novice private investigator Aspen Adams. No sooner does Aspen begin digging into who sent the macabre note than another murder occurs, followed by another note, and she soon realizes she’s up against a ruthless and deranged killer.

Working with scant clues and a puzzling array of potential suspects, Aspen is determined to unearth the elusive connection between the victims and her client. But as the body count grows and the murderer remains a mystery to both her and the police, Aspen discovers she’s gotten closer to the killer than she ever imagined, and now she must risk everything she holds dear to stop the killings, including her own life . . .

Praise for the Suspense Novels of Daryl Wood Gerber:

“This was a fast-paced action-packed drama that immediately grabbed my attention, quickly becoming a page-turner as I could not put this book down.” —Dru’s Book Musings on Desolate Shores

“This completely entertaining thriller—with taut suspense, a timely plot, devastating secrets, and a touch of romance—will have you turning pages as fast as you can. Fans of Meg Gardiner and Melinda Leigh will devour this!” —Anthony, Agatha, and Mary Higgins Clark Award-winning author Hank Phillippi Ryan

“Daryl Wood Gerber has proven again to be a gifted storyteller and one to watch in this genre. An absolute must-read!” —Escape with Dollycas

Desolate Shores is an intriguing romantic suspense with a deceased friend, a dangerous killer, shady suspects, a captivating cop, and killer clues . . .” —The Avid Reader Blog

Desolate Shores is an absolutely amazing start to a new suspense series! This book has everything I look for in a reading experience . . .” —ChewieTellsAll blog

About the Author:

Agatha Award–winning and nationally bestselling author Daryl Wood Gerber is the author of the Cookbook Nook Mysteries, the French Bistro Mysteries, the Cheese Shop Mysteries (as Avery Aames), and stand-alone suspense thrillers. Little known facts about Daryl are that she’s jumped out of a perfectly good airplane, has hitchhiked around Ireland by herself, and has appeared on an episode of Murder, She Wrote. She loves to read, cook, and golf, and has a frisky Goldendoodle named Sparky who keeps her in line!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

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