New Releases For The Week Of November 24th, 2019–Part 1

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of November 24th, 2019. I am going to divide the list into 5 days because there are so very very many of them for the week. Today is the first day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.

 

A Christmas Mystery (Cambridge Murder Mysteries Book 4) by [King, Charlot]What could be better than a Christmas murder mystery! One to read on the sofa in front of a fire, or for the stocking!

A page-turning whodunnit in the tradition of Agatha Christie, Colin Dexter, and a murder mystery fuelled by poison in the dark alleys of Cambridge …

Review on the series:
Amazon review “I always like finding a new author with something a little bit different in the crime genre, and Charlot King is certainly that.”

“A wonderful murder mystery, deftly handled by Charlot and brought bang up to date with twists and subplots that entice the reader”

Captivating Whodunnit Murder Mystery!

Professor Elizabeth Green, a professor of poisons, has travelled to Oxford to deliver a keynote speech at Catte College when Father Christmas bursts into a formal supper, leaving a woman dead. It is not long before Elizabeth herself is in the firing line with the local Oxford Inspector, as more bodies start to fall. Will she solve the puzzle before Christmas?

And what of Professor Elizabeth Green?…
In her fifties, this female protagonist is quintessentially English. An eccentric professor in her ivory tower, she maintains a sharp wit, yet is flawed by her inability to connect well with people, instead giving off a cold, opinionated and sometimes acerbic air. Though very kind to all animals (dogs, cats and the rest!) – a vegan – and a great gardener, in truth she keeps her friends close, and only lets a few dear people into her world.

This latest murder mystery from Charlot is Bk4 of the Cambridge Murder Mysteries and can be read as a stand-alone novel  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lawyers and Liars (A Read Wine Bookstore Cozy Mystery Book 4) by [Turner, Laina] Macie Mitchell recently moved to Romero and became friends with Trixie, Sally, and Cora.

She’s enjoying her life in the small town of Romero and a quiet career as an attorney.

Until her boyfriend, Ethan is arrested for embezzlement and claims he only did it because he had no choice.

Ethan wants Macie to be his lawyer, and while she’s not sure she’s ready for such a high profile criminal case in the city, she feels she owes it to him.

But when his story doesn’t add up, it leaves Macie wondering if he’s really telling the truth.

Can she find out before it’s too late?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Candy Slain (Apple Orchard Cozy Mystery Book 6) by [Thomas, Chelsea]“Killed by a Candy Cane”

That’s the scariest headline ever written in the Pine Grove Gazette. But this holiday season, it’s all too true…

This killer had a sweet tooth. So the December air is crisp and just a bit creepy this year.

Red-faced children throw snowballs. Elderly couples drink hot chocolate in the cold. Chelsea and Miss May speed through town in their VW Bus, hunting yet another killer.

Miss May is a sharp former lawyer, determined to make candy canes sweet again. Chelsea, Miss May’s Watson, just wants to solve the mystery without changing out of her fuzzy red Santa slippers.

Toss in Christmas tree drama, a missing Santa Claus, and buttery holiday cookies?

That’s the recipe for a holiday cozy you’ll want to read twice.

You’ll love this cozy because everyone loves a holiday mystery with smart, funny sleuths and a conniving killer.

Get it now.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Murder, She Wrote: A Time for Murder (Murder She Wrote Book 50) by [Fletcher, Jessica, Land, Jon]In the fiftieth entry in this USA Today bestselling series, two timelines converge as Jessica Fletcher returns to high school to investigate the murder of an old colleague, while we meet Jessica as a young teacher solving her very first murder…

Young Jessica Fletcher’s life couldn’t be more ordinary. She teaches at the local high school while she and her loving husband, Frank, are raising their nephew Grady together. But when the beloved principal dies under mysterious circumstances, Jessica knows something is off and, for the very first time, investigates a death.

Present-day Jessica returns to high school for a colleague’s retirement party and has fun seeing familiar faces. That is, until the colleague winds up dead–and his death has mysterious links to Jessica’s very first murder case.

With nothing but her own instincts to guide her, Jessica embarks on a quest to find out what really happened all those years ago and who’s behind these murders. Because time is running out to catch this killer….  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In PennsylvMurder with Cherry Tarts (A Daisy's Tea Garden Mystery Book 4) by [Smith, Karen Rose]ania’s Amish country, Daisy Swanson has a tea shop to run, a daughter to marry off—and a murder to solve . . .

Daisy’s worried one of her employees at Daisy’s Tea Garden may be in a spot of trouble. Lately Karina’s been loading up on soup and second-day baked goods at the end of her shift—and while the shop’s scrumptious treats may be hard to resist, Daisy suspects there’s more going on, especially since Karina has been seen hanging out in a rundown part of Willow Creek.

Planning her own daughter’s wedding is enough to keep her busy, but Daisy can’t help feeling a protective maternal instinct—and an instict to investigate. It turns out Karina has been helping a down-on-his luck single dad who’s been making ends meet—barely—by selling antiques at a place called Pirated Treasures.

But when an employee at the antiques store is bludgeoned to death with a marble rolling pin, Karina’s new friend is suspect number one. Though the motives are muddy and steeped in intrigue, Daisy is more than determined to flush the real killer out.

Includes delicious recipes!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lady Takes the Case (Manor Cat Mystery Book 1) by [Casey, Eliza]When a dinner party turns deadly, the feisty Lady Cecilia Bates and intuitive cat Jack are on the case, in this first entry to an exciting new historical-mystery series.

England 1912. Danby Hall is the only home Lady Cecilia Bates has ever known. Despite the rigid rules of etiquette and her mother the Countess of Avebury’s fervent desire to see her married off, Lady Cecilia can’t imagine life anywhere else. But now, with an agricultural depression sweeping the countryside, the Bates family’s possession of the hall is suddenly in peril.

A possible solution arrives in the form of the imperious American heiress Annabel Clarke. The Earl and Countess of Avebury are determined that Cecilia’s brother, Patrick, will win Annabel’s hand in marriage—and her fortune along with it. To help the lackluster Patrick in this pursuit, the Bates and their staff arrange a grand house party upon the heiress’s arrival.

When a guest dies after sipping from a glass meant for Annabel, it’s clear the Bates have a more poisonous problem on their hands than a lack of chemistry. As the scandal seizes Danby, Cecilia sets out to find the culprit, with help from Annabel’s maid, Jane, and Jane’s curiously intelligent cat, Jack.

After the poison that someone had stashed away inside the manor is discovered, Cecilia is left with two possibilities: Either a resident of Danby snapped and tried to kill the arrogant heiress, or the threat is coming from one of their guests, who would love to see the Bates family’s decline become permanent.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NDeath Spoke (A Harry Przewalski Novel Book 2) by [Krishtalka, Leonard]ew Hard-Boiled Detective Series Uncovers Bones, Murder & History.

Paleontologist turned private investigator, Harry Przewalski, excavates the dirty underbelly of people’s lives, unearthing sexual betrayals, treachery, fraud and murder buried beneath the science of petrified shards, skin and bones.  Ultimately, he must face a brutal killing in his own past, when he fled to a desert war and came back with a gun and a license to detect.

In his second case, Death Spoke, the murder of an expert on prehistoric cave art immerses Przewalski in a famous painted cavern in France, a World War II atrocity, an archaeological fraud, and a diabolical act of revenge. Przewalski excavates the deadly archaeological layers of the case finding lives torn by deceit, vendetta and redemption.

The second installment in the Harry Przewalski series. The third book in the series is The Camel Driver.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No zen in sight as Sheila untangles a yoga instructor’s murder.
Sheila Mackey is settling into life in Haines Tavern, Kentucky. Sure, she has secrets to keep, but things are rolling along nicely. Trips to the dog park with her rescue collie Gracie, meeting her friend Clara and Gracie’s friend LuLu. Preparing for more work on her house by another dog park acquaintance, former cop Teague O’Donnell. And regular, relaxing yoga classes at the Beguiling Way studio … until Sheila and Clara encounter a new twist when someone murders their instructor.
Law enforcement says the killer was a passing-through stranger now long gone. Sheila and Clara have their doubts.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Haunting in a Winter Wonderland: A Ghost Hunter Cozy Mystery Short Story (A Ghostly Haunted Tour Guide Mystery) by [Pressey, Rose]

 

Spooky ghosts are you haunting? In the lane where I am walking?

As the guide for a haunted walking tour, Ripley Van Raden has seen a lot of ghosts, but never a ghost from Christmas past. Someone or something wants to stop Rip from having a haunted Christmas tour around the town of Devil’s Moon. She won’t let this bam, humbug put a damper on her holiday spirits though. Rip has to stop this scary scrooge before things take a deadly detour.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mission for the Maharajah: Patricia Fisher Mysteries (A Humorous Cruise Ship Cozy Mystery Book 7) by [higgs, steve]When Patricia returned the missing sapphire of Zangrabar she had no idea the Maharaja would consider himself eternally in her debt. Hardly surprising then that she has been invited to his son’s coronation as the new Maharaja.

There’s intrigue and mystery afoot though; the Marahaja’s invite suggested he had a mystery for her to solve, but in true Patricia style, it’s nowhere near that simple. Someone in Zangrabar wants her dead but they didn’t count on the tenacity of her friends and the loyalty of her butler. Beware wrongdoers, Patricia is getting used to ruining nefarious plans.

However, with her friends going missing, secretive servants, lies and unexplained events, it’s soon time for Patricia to ditch the willing smiles and go full sleuth-mode.

Get ready for adventure in the dessert as Patricia and her entourage take on a secret mission that will place them in the middle of a perilous conspiracy and may cost them more than they want to pay.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Christmas Murder: An Eliza Thomson Investigates Murder Mystery by [McBeath, VL]Eliza is hoping for a peaceful Christmas. She doesn’t expect to be in the company of a killer when a parlour game goes terribly wrong…December 1901: After arriving in Richmond-on-Thames Eliza is surprised to be the guest of honour at a neighbour’s luncheon party.The hostess is keen to hear about Eliza’s sleuthing and sets up a game to hone her own investigative skills.But not everyone is keen on the idea…When Connie trips over a body in the drawing room, things take a turn for the worse. It looks like murder … and the killer must be in the house!With Connie high on the list of suspects, Eliza sets out to clear her name. But the guests refuse to answer her questions, and the police don’t want her help. As the secret lives of the guests are revealed, Eliza is determined the police arrest the right person … and get them behind bars in time for Christmas.This is a standalone story in the Eliza Thomson Investigates series. If you like Miss Marple-style murder mysteries, and historical heroines with attitude, you’ll love this step-back-in-time cozy Christmas novella.Get your copy today!NB. This series is written in UK English  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From NY Times Bestselling Author, Angie Fox, a hauntingly fun holiday addition to the USA TODAY bestselling Southern Ghost Hunter series

Southern girl Verity Long needs a Christmas miracle…

Verity is ready to deck the halls, jingle some bells, and maybe, just maybe have a merry Christmas with her boyfriend’s stuffy family. Truly, if she doesn’t extend the proverbial olive branch to the overbearing Wydells, she’s afraid she’ll hit them over the head with it.

But when her boyfriend’s mother pulls a shocking stunt, Verity finds herself with a big decision to make. And if that’s not enough, there’s an unexpected guest at her door. It’s the ghost of the woman who helped rescue Verity’s pet skunk three years ago that very night. And now she’s there to change Verity’s life as well.

*A “between the books” holiday story you don’t want to miss!

Rating: Clean and Wholesome

Paranormal Cozy Mystery Romance  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle. Paperback

 

 

 

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