New Releases For The Week Of November 24th, 2019–Part 5

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 fifth and final day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.


Bookmarked for Murder (Mystery Bookshop Book 5) by [Burns, V.M.]Amateur sleuth Samantha Washington’s shopping trip to Chicago takes a deadly detour when a man is murdered on her bus . . .
After some post-Christmas retail therapy in the Windy City, mystery bookshop owner and historical whodunit novelist Sam Washington is returning home to North Harbor, Michigan, on a chartered bus. With Nana Jo and her gal pals Irma, Dorothy, and Ruby Mae from Shady Acres Retirement Village along for the ride, it’s a lively trip. But one passenger is not so lively—a gentleman Irma befriended is found dead in his seat after an unscheduled stop. The ladies immediately shift gears to find out who punched his ticket, while Sam slips into the driver’s seat to make sure Nana Jo and her crew steer clear of fatal conclusions . . .

Praise for V.M. Burns and The Plot is Murder

“A promising debut with a satisfying conclusion.”
Publishers Weekly
“Cozy mystery readers and historical novel aficionados will adore this warm-hearted,
cleverly plotted new series.”Kings River Life  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback












Hollywood X: A Hollywood Alphabet Series Thriller (The Hollywood Alphabet Series Book 24) by [Kelly, M.Z.]MURDER…TRUTH…LOVE…TERROR…FAMILY

LAPD Detective Kate Sexton is back and all the elements that have made this series an instant success come together in one explosive ending. A killer who calls herself the Red Queen, the world’s most wanted terrorist, a simmering love story, and Kate’s long-lost father all come into play.

The series, with over 1,600 five-star reviews, is about to get even better, MUCH BETTER!
Here’s what readers are saying about the Hollywood Alphabet Series…

Kelly succeeds at keeping the reader enthralled…
I love these books…so much fun to read!
Funny, well-written, with an amazing cast of characters!

Grab your copy of Hollywood X and prepare for a thrill ride that will keep you turning pages until the final blockbuster ending!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Death at Sandy Bay: An absolutely unputdownable cozy mystery novel (A Sukey Reynolds Mystery Book 13) by [Rowlands, Betty]A manor house hotel, a musical weekend… and a mysterious murder?

Spring has arrived in the Bristol countryside and Sukey Reynolds is enjoying the fine weather and lovely views from her quaint apartment. She has found love with an intrepid crime reporter, and they are busy planning a romantic weekend in London. During her time away she is determined to avoid any more amateur sleuthing.

But life is never quiet for Sukey and one night before her holiday she is summoned to the charming Dallington Manor, a country house hotel nestled on the coast in Sandy Bay. She arrives at the starlit grounds to find a terrible tragedy has occurred. Lance Rainbird, a guest at a weekend gathering, has been discovered murdered in the lake.

Her superiors close in on a suspect, the man who hosted the party, but Sukey can’t shake the feeling that they’ve got this case completely wrong. During her weekend in the city, she follows a hunch, pokes around Rainbird’s house and finds an address book that might just be the golden ticket to clearing an innocent man and nailing the true villain.

As Sukey examines Rainbird’s acquaintances, she finds old flames, combative colleagues and an estranged brother, but no one with an obvious motive for murder. He had a reputation for being difficult, but who could have wanted him dead? Then Sukey finds a name in the address book that shouldn’t be there. Suddenly she knows who the killer is, but can she convince her boss he’s got the wrong suspect before it’s too late?

If murder mysteries by Agatha Christie, Faith Martin and Joy Ellis have you gripped, then you’ll love this twisty whodunnit from the queen of cozy crime!

This book was previously published as The Scent of Death.

Readers love Death at Sandy Bay!

A great cozy series and this was the best… The plot is engrossing and entertaining and it kept me guessingStrongly recommended.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

A truly twisty mystery that kept my nose to the page!’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Betty Rowlands has done it again! Great combination of mystery, excitement, romance, and laughter… Truly love this series.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Love this series… Another delicious read with a twisty plot that kept me guessing.’ NetGalley Reviewer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Sukey’s stories just keep getting better and better… Red herrings and a lot of twists and turns leads the reader on a merry chase. I have read the series in order, but could easily be a standalone… Great author, great characters and stories. Highly recommend.’ NetGalley Reviewer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

‘The last Sukey Reynolds book, what am I going to do now?!… Lots of twists and turns… a fantastic series and one that I’ve really enjoyed. You don’t need to have read the other books, but I would encourage you to.’ Goodreads Reviewer

I have adored the Sukey Reynolds series and the writing of the talented Betty Rowlands. While I was hooked by the mysteries, I also enjoyed watching Sukey’s life and career evolve over the course of the books.’ Goodreads Reviewer  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Blue Medusa: A Cozy Murder Mystery (Curious Beach Cozy Mysteries Series Book 1) by [Westing, Trapper]


Stella Fox hopes no one notices her, but she notices everything.

When Stella inherits her dead Uncle Beau’s food truck and a bungalow on Curious Beach, she is shocked to find that the locals aren’t investigating his murder. She enlists the help of Charlie, an unlicensed private investigator, to talk to people so she can snoop in relative peace. Soon she finds the folks of Curious Beach are more friendly, quirky, and deadly than she ever could have guessed.

Will Stella and Charlie get to the bottom of Uncle Beau’s murder before there are more deaths in paradise?

Clean read: no graphic violence, sex, or strong language.

Pick up this page-turner today!  (Amazon)

Editions available:  Kindle














Out of the frying pan, into the fire . . .
Courtney Archer is known for hosting the show Cooking with the Farmer’s Daughter . . . despite the fact that she’s actually a pediatrician’s daughter. Now she’s signed on for a role on The American Baking Battle. On this reality show, she can start developing a more authentic image for herself—and as a bonus, the usual backstabbing and manufactured drama isn’t part of the Baking Battle script. But genuine drama is heating up behind the scenes . . .
During a film shoot in the scenic Pocono Mountains, Courtney has to juggle career commitments like pots on a six-burner stove. Adding to the stress is Mick, a contestant who finds out about her fake farm-girl story. Determined to succeed at her new gig, she whips up a cherry cobbler in a cast-iron fry pan one evening and leaves it out to cool. But the next morning, it’s Mick’s body that’s cooling—right next to Courtney’s pan, now classified as a murder weapon . . .

Includes recipes!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback















Secrets in the Wool (Nettie's Knit Shop Book 1) by [Landy, CB]

Recently retrenched, Nanette Sanderson’s life has come to a standstill. Before she gets a chance to try and figure out what to do, her life is thrown into a whirl of mystery and murder. It starts when she inherits a wool shop in an up and coming village in the South Wairarapa, not far from her home in the Hutt Valley, when her ex-husband, Alex is killed in a car crash.
When Nettie goes to visit the shop, it’s discovered that the original owner disappeared at the same time. Encouraged by her family, Nettie sees the shop as a new beginning.
Before she even starts there is a break in, what is in the shop that is so important? When the previous owner’s husband is found dead at the back door, the police investigation takes a new turn.
Has she made the right decision moving to the village of Thornbury? With the help of the part time shop worker, Mags, and retired workmate, Bob, they set about finding some answers, only to find themselves embroiled in drug trafficking, money laundering and dodgy dealings in real estate.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle















Under the Guise of Death: A gripping 1920s cosy crime novel (Murder Will Follow Book 3) by [Conroy, Vivian]In the City of Masks, deadly secrets are about to be revealed…

While attending a lavish masked ball in Venice, retired Scotland Yard detective Jasper has a shock when, at the midnight demasqué, he spots a woman whose accidental death he investigated in England three years ago.

Even more stunned than Jasper is the woman’s husband, Lord Bantham, who has since remarried, not to mention his new wife who sees her acquired position and wealth slip away. Then there are her old friends who all seem to have known more about the ‘accident’ than they ever let on.

When the resurrected lady is found dead the next morning on one of Venice’s many bridges, the question is: who wanted Lady Bantham to die, again?

The third book in the Murder Will Follow series, this is a gripping mystery perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Robert Thorogood.

Praise for Under the Guise of Death

‘This series is so entertaining and this one was exceptionally well written. Looking forward to #4!’ 5* Reader review

‘This was a fun murder mystery that I didn’t know the answer to before the denouement – unusual for me.’ Reader review

‘Absolutely satisfaying murder mystery in a beautiful setting (special mention to the beautiful cover) and with a main character that’s fast becoming one of my favorite detectives in today’s mystery fiction.’ Reader review  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












Sharpe Wit (Second Act Snoop Mysteries Book 8) by [Thomas, Lisa B.]


According to Deena Sharpe’s editor, someone in Maycroft is trying to steal a body from the funeral home, and it’s her story to investigate. But the body isn’t who they think it is, leaving the authorities with some explaining to do. The plot twists will have reader’s dizzy as Deena’s neighbor spins the wheel and watches his fortune run out.

Not only is Deena wrestling with a strange case, Gary has started a new business and wants more of his wife’s attention. Can she juggle her work and his needs as well?

Sharpe Wit is book 8 in the Second Act Snoop Mysteries. If you like your mysteries cozy, heart-warming, and humorous, you’ll love this story of mischief and murder. Get your copy now.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle















Ghosts Like it Hot (Murder By Design Book 6) by [McCarthy, Erin]

Bailey Burke, reluctant spiritual medium, escapes the frozen winter with her boyfriend, Detective Jake Marner, and heads south. But in a city like Key West, murder and ghosts don’t take a vacation.

A romantic sunset cruise turns not-so-romantic when a body floats by, followed by an abandoned yacht–the passengers missing. So much for searching for her lost shaker of salt. Instead she’s tracking down a killer who has left no clues.

With ghosts harassing her at every turn, can Bailey solve the mystery of the floater and get back to sipping a piña colada and soaking up the sun?

Book 6 in the Murder By Design series continues with Bailey’s hilarious adventures in mystery solving!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Inspired by the true story of a kleptomaniac cat who stole his way into America’s heart . . .
As a tabby cat with criminal tendencies, MacGyver is always a whisker away from trouble. But when he stumbles upon a litter of four motherless kittens, he really has his paws full. It’s clear Mac has to take care of the cuddly little furballs, at least until he finds them each a human. That’s not going to be easy though. Not when Mac’s the prime suspect in a series of thefts at Storybook Court—and his loving but concerned owners, Jamie and David, have put him under house arrest. As if that could stop a clever cat like Mac . . .

With four hungry little mouths to feed—and two local detectives on his tail—MacGyver has his work clawed out for him. He’s determined to sniff out the real thief. But when he gets a whiff of romance in the air, he can’t resist a little matchmaking, too. One of the detectives seems awfully fond of the aspiring actress who moved into the neighborhood. And his partner looks like she could use a hug, too. With a little help from those adorable kittens, Mac is sure that love will save the day. Because when it comes to stealing hearts, this cat’s out of the bag . . .

“Filled with romance and adorable kitty antics . . . a light and cozy read!”
Modern Cat

“Surpassingly cute story of a matchmaking cat determined to pair off his human with a neighbor through the power of stinky laundry.”
Kirkus Reviews  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook












Deadly Vintage by [Varadan, Elizabeth]Carla Bass, an interior decorator and wannabe sleuth, moves to Braga, Portugal, for her husband’s career.

When a nervous wine seller accidentally slips a bottle of Port into Carla’s bag, she later attempts to return it to him – only to find his body slumped behind the counter. The last person to see him alive, she’s forced to remain in the country and decides to do a little investigating on her own.

Discovering that the bottle was a family heirloom stolen from a retired banker, she realises it may be the key that unlocks the case – and falls headfirst into a conspiracy. In way over her head and with her own life in peril, Carla refuses to give in before the mystery is solved.

Will she discover exactly how and why the wine seller died? And more importantly, will she escape with her life?

Elizabeth Varadan is an American author and former teacher. She has written children’s fiction as
well as adult flash fiction, fantasy and poetry. She lives with her husband in Sacramento, California.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Holiday Roast Mortem: A Cozy Mystery (A Killer Coffee Mystery Book Seven) by [Kappes, Tonya]Christmas is right around the corner.

Fresh off the Christmas Pawrade and Central Park tree lightening, Honey Springs is buzzing with the excitement of the season.

Roxy Bloom and Patrick Cane are hosting the ultimate Christmas Day Diner for all of their friends and family at The Bean Hive. Roxy has been so busy with her Jingle Bells Lattes and planning the party that Patrick whisks her off for a romantic dinner at the Watershed for some alone time.

Their dinner turns out to be a headache. They were seated next to Ryan and Yvonne Moore, who fought the entire time.

After dinner, Roxy and Patrick see the couple drive off the road into Lake Honey Springs, Patrick dives into the frigid lake to save the couple only to find Ryan was already dead.

After a preliminary autopsy, Ryan Moore’s death was not an accident, leaving Yvonne Moore the number one suspect.

When Yvonne asks Roxy Bloom to help her figure out who killed her husband, Roxy jumps at the chance to put her Jingle Bell Lattes and holiday planning aside to help out a friend.

One problem, Roxy starts to wonder if Yvonne is really the killer and using Roxy to get away with murder after Kirk, Roxy’s ex-husband and defending lawyer for the deceased Ryan Moore, lets her know a big secret that would change the entire investigation.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

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