New Releases For The Week Of December 1st, 2019–Part 1

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of December 1st, 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.

 

 

Ladies Lunch Club Murders, a Jack McCall Mystery by [Bishop, David]Introductory price $2.99

Someone is murdering the retired ladies of the lunch club. Jack McCall, ably assisted by Nora Burke and Max Logan, is hired by the governor—the brother of one of the victims. At the start it seems a cushy job: Nice weather, good pay, and an attractive Florida State cop is assigned to assist Jack. But, in typical Jack McCall fashion, this murder case quickly turns screwy.

Other Books in the series:
The Third Coincidence, a Jack McCall Mystery
The Blackmail Club, a Jack McCall Mystery
Game of Masks, a Jack McCall Mystery  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maggie and the Mourning Beads (A Carita Cove Mystery Book 3) by [Lee, Barbara Cool]Can Maggie find the real killer when her teenage student threatens to strangle her mother with a jet-black necklace… hours before the woman is found dead? And what deep, dark secret is movie star Reese Stevens hiding from the world? Can Maggie help him face the truth?

Maggie McJasper is starting over in a little California beach town. She has a craft shop, a nice circle of friends, and a handsome movie star who keeps flirting with her. Life would be pretty great if she could just stop stumbling over dead bodies….

Carita Cove romantic mysteries are fun and flirty reads, with no swearing or love scenes, and no gruesome violence to keep you up at night. Collect them all:

Books by Barbara Cool Lee

THE CARITA COVE MYSTERIES:

1. Maggie and the Black-Tie Affair
2. Maggie and the Inconvenient Corpse
3. Maggie and the Mourning Beads
4. Maggie and the Empty Noose
5. Maggie and the Huichol Homicide
6. Maggie and the Whiskered Witness

THE PAJARO BAY MYSTERIES:

1. Honeymoon Cottage
2. Boardwalk Cottage
3. Lighthouse Cottage
4. Little Fox Cottage
5. Rum Cake Cottage
6. Songbird Cottage
7. Sunshine Cottage  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maggie and the Empty Noose (A Carita Cove Mystery Book 4) by [Lee, Barbara Cool]When the movie star renting Maggie’s house is accused of murder, she’s the only one who believes he’s innocent. Now all she has to do is prove it.

Maggie McJasper is starting over in a little California beach town. She has a craft shop, a nice circle of friends, and a handsome movie star who keeps flirting with her. Life would be pretty great if she could just stop stumbling over dead bodies….

Carita Cove romantic mysteries are fun and flirty reads, with no swearing or love scenes, and no gruesome violence to keep you up at night. Collect them all:

Books by Barbara Cool Lee

THE CARITA COVE MYSTERIES:

1. Maggie and the Black-Tie Affair
2. Maggie and the Inconvenient Corpse
3. Maggie and the Mourning Beads
4. Maggie and the Empty Noose
5. Maggie and the Huichol Homicide
6. Maggie and the Whiskered Witness

THE PAJARO BAY MYSTERIES:

1. Honeymoon Cottage
2. Boardwalk Cottage
3. Lighthouse Cottage
4. Little Fox Cottage
5. Rum Cake Cottage
6. Songbird Cottage
7. Sunshine Cottage  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grandma Got Run Over By A Demon (A Ravenmist Whodunit Paranormal Cozy Mystery Book 4) by [Jaymes, Olivia]It’s time for another Ravenmist Whodunit! A tiny Midwestern town with charming covered bridges, quirky residents, delightful antique shops, and more than their share of haunted activity.

Everyone in town is in the holiday mood – decking halls and trimming trees – as they prepare for the annual play to recreate the first Christmas in Ravenmist. The cast is barely done taking their bows when Tedi finds out that the town founder’s diaries have been stolen during the performance. Legend says that they contain a secret code to a treasure, but she isn’t so sure. All she knows is that Jack is asking her friends a lot of questions and not getting many answers.

In the meantime, they’ve finally found a spell to unmask the demon. There’s one slight hitch though…the demon will know when they cast the spell. That might make them angry. Very angry. It’s a risk, but one they’re willing to take.

Don’t miss the holiday season in Ravenmist as Tedi goes on a date, sends a letter to Santa, and hunts down a demon. With the lively spirits in town, you just know that it’s going to be a stupendous Ghoultide adventure.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Murder at the Arts and Crafts Festival (A Cleo Mack Mystery Book 3) by [Gardner, G.P.]It’s late March in Fairhope, Alabama, and artists from around the country are flocking to the bayside town’s Arts & Crafts Festival. The annual tradition has something for everyone, only this year, the main attraction is murder . . .

Cleo Mack’s life has been a whirlwind since she inadvertently became the executive director of Harbor Village, a retirement community bustling with energetic seniors. Juggling apartment sales, quirky residents, and a fast-moving romance is tricky business. But on-the-job stress develops a new meaning when Twinkle Thaw, a portrait artist known to ruffle a few feathers, arrives unannounced for the weekend’s festival and drops dead hours later—mysteriously poisoned . . .

Twinkle’s bizarre death doesn’t seem like an accident. Not with a sketchy newcomer slinking around town and a gallery of suspects who may have wanted her out of the picture for good. As Cleo brushes with the truth, she soon finds that solving the crime could mean connecting the dots between a decades-old art heist and an unpredictable killer who refuses to color inside the lines . . .  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now You See Them (Magic Men Mysteries) by [Griffiths, Elly]

The fifth book in the Magic Men series, Now You See Them is a wild mystery with detective Edgar Stephens and the magician Max Mephisto, as they investigate a string of presumed kidnappings in the swinging 1960s.

The new decade is going well for Edgar Stephens and his good friend the magician Max Mephisto. Edgar is happily married, with children, and promoted to Superintendent. Max has found fame and stardom in America, though is now back in England for a funeral, and a prospective movie job. Edgar’s new wife, though—former detective Emma—is restless and frustrated at home, knowing she was the best detective on the team.

But when an investigation into a string of disappearing girls begins, Emma sees her chance to get back in the action. She begins her own hunt, determined to prove, once and for all that she’s better than the boys. Though she’s not the only one working toward that goal—there’s a new woman on the force, and she’s determined to make detective. When two more girls go missing, both with ties to the group, the stakes climb ever higher, and Max finds himself drawn into his own search.

Who will find the girls first? And will they get there in time?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miss Frost Says I Do: A Nocturne Falls Mystery (Jayne Frost Book 7) by [Painter, Kristen]Welcome to the North Pole, the town where Christmas is everyone’s job.

Jayne Frost is a lot of things. Winter elf, Jack Frost’s daughter, Santa Claus’s niece, heir to the Winter Throne and soon to be newlywed.

Now that she and fiancé Sinclair (and their cats, Spider and Sugar) have moved back to the North Pole, they’re firmly entrenched in planning their wedding. With Jayne’s royal heritage, it’s a major undertaking.
And while Jayne is trying to organize the myriad details, Sinclair is taking the necessary classes to learn how to be a royal and adjust to his impending new life as Prince Consort. But with too much assistance from her well-meaning mother and aunt, Jayne quickly gets overwhelmed.
Sinclair suggests calling a friend to help, the ever-resourceful Birdie Caruthers. Jayne does, and Birdie is thrilled to pitch in. Not long after she arrives, however, the trio discovers the most terrible thing in the wedding carriage.
Will this dreadful discovery derail the wedding? Or can they solve the problem in time to make it to the altar unscathed? Make no bones about it, this is some serious trouble.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Merry Little Death: A Short Christmas Novel: A 1930s Murder Mystery (Poison Ink Mysteries Book 7) by [Byers, Beth]Christmas 1937

Georgette Dorothy Aaron has found her dream home, her dream village, and her dream husband. She and Charles are ready to dive into their holidays and create their own ideal traditions. When they’re drawn into an unexpected mystery, they little expect what follows. Except for one thing, the reliable goodness of their friends and family.

Join Georgette and those she loves as they dive into the intrigue working around an excess of time next to the fire, milky tea, and Christmas treats.

Book SEVEN in The Poison Ink Mysteries. Georgette Dorothy Aaron might have been a quiet wallflower once upon a time, but those days are over. Are you ready to journey with her as she crafts her life? For fans of Carola Dunn, Jacqueline Winspear, Georgette Heyer, and Lee Strauss.

A light, cozy historical mystery. No swearing, graphic scenes, or cliffhangers.

The Poison Ink Mysteries
1- Death By the Book
2- Death Witnessed
3- Death by Blackmail
4- Death Misconstrued
5- Deathly Ever After
6- Death in the Mirror
7- A Merry Little Death: A Christmas Story  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Case of The Slippery Dog: A Mini Mystery Series (The Adventures of Finn and Annie Book 9) by [Greyson, Christopher]When a woman claims to have slipped in a department store, Finn and Annie are brought in to investigate. Did the woman really fall or is her tale a slick con job?

In this heartwarming short story by Wall Street Journal bestselling author Christopher Greyson, join Finn and Annie as they work together to solve The Case of The Slippery Dog!

Finnian Church is trying to piece his life back together. After losing his leg serving in the Army, he is starting a new career as an insurance investigator. Joining him is newly hired videographer Annie Summers— a woman who lost her hearing and is trying to make it as a single mother of two. The world might see them as broken and battered souls, but as they come together to solve mysteries, they discover that they make a great team. Join this unlikely duo as they investigate their way through murder, arson, theft, embezzlement, and maybe even love, seeking to distinguish between truth and lies, scammers and victims.

Buy The Case of The Slippery Dog now and enjoy The Adventures of Finn and Annie — A MiniMystery Series that will touch your heart and leave you craving for more!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Magic & Misdeeds (Starry Hollow Witches Book 11) by [Chase, Annabel]Welcome to Starry Hollow, where spells were made to be broken.

When a new case leads to an old crime, Sheriff Nash is confronted with a ghost from his past. Meanwhile, Ember takes another step closer to unlocking her ancestor’s mystery and the Rose family is dealing with a surprise visit from an old relative who gets under Aunt Hyacinth’s skin, which means everybody’s tip-toeing on eggshells to avoid her wrath.

As buried secrets are slowly uncovered, will they lead to deliverance–or death?

Magic & Misdeeds is the eleventh book in the Starry Hollow Witches paranormal cozy mystery series.

Books in the series include:
Magic & Murder, Book 1
Magic & Mystery, Book 2
Magic & Mischief, Book 3
Magic & Mayhem, Book 4
Magic & Mercy, Book 5
Magic & Madness, Book 6
Magic & Malice, Book 7
Magic & Mythos, Book 8
Magic & Mishaps, Book 9
Magic & Maladies, Book 10
Magic & Misdeeds, Book 11  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The McGowan Tea Party: A Luxe Mystery (The Luxe Mysteries Book 1) by [Ernst, Dee]Meet Enza Biondi—the ballsy, quick-thinking owner of Luxe Affairs. Armed with a pink notebook and killer curves, she’s a party planner with no time for fools and a nose for murder.

Finding a dead body was not the way Enza wanted the McGowan Tea Party to end. She’s been hoping for a quick and easy clean-up so she could spend more time with the tall, dark and sexy guitar player who arrived with the entertainment. Instead, Enza and her partners find themselves in the middle of a crime scene, complete with a grieving client, shaken guests, and a seemingly unflappable guest of honor.

As Enza looks closer at the murder, she starts peeling away the layers of a seemingly perfect marriage and finds that nothing —and no one—is what they first seemed to be, including that sexy guitar player, Connor Ives. Further complicating the situation is a sly Irish ex-mobster, a cold-hearted sister-in-law, and the skeptical detectives in charge of the investigation.

The police may be doing their job, but Enza has more faith in her own instincts, and as she gets closer to the truth, the more her instincts are telling her that the killer may be hiding in plain sight.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IA Sleuth and her Dachshund in Athens: Patricia Fisher Mysteries (A Humorous Cruise Ship Cozy Mystery Book 8) by [higgs, steve]f you like clean and funny cozy mysteries by authors such as Hope Callaghan, AR Winters, Ivy Dawson, Cee Cee James and others, then you will love Patricia Fisher!

As the Aurelia nears Athens, a new member of the crew is found dead in his cabin. Next to a gun and slumped over a suicide note, it appears tragic but unsuspicious. However, he’s the captain’s nephew, Julien, onboard for only six days and something about the suicide note makes Patricia’s nose twitch.

With disobedient dog, Anna, loyal butler, Jermaine, and all her friends in support, your favourite amateur sleuth soon uncovers a web of lies and deceit in the bursary. There’s a mystery to solve alright but a second body muddies the water.
Is there more than one killer? Had Julien uncovered something that made him a target?

In her toughest challenge yet, it will be her Dachshund that provides the vital clue, but can Patricia solve the case before the killer escapes?

This series of books follows Patricia Fisher, a fifty-something woman from England, as she flees her unfulfilling marriage and becomes the person she always should have been. They are light-hearted, fast-paced, and unlike any other cozy mysteries you have ever read. There is no bad language, sex or graphic descriptions of violence.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assault and Batting: A Taylor Quinn Quilt Shop Mystery: free quilt block pattern included (The Taylor Quinn Quilt Shop Mysteries Book 1) by [Rothery, Tess]Bonus Flour Sax Quilt Shop Row Pattern–Home Sweet Home theme!

Taylor Quinn has it all—at least by millennial standards. A good job, a home in the city, and someone she loves to share life with.

But when her mom dies unexpectedly, she doesn’t hesitate to drop everything for her family. With a baby sister, eldery grandfather and family quilt shop waiting for her in the small town of Comfort, Oregon she knows where she needs to be.

Belle, Taylor’s sister, fears their mom’s death is her fault. She thinks her birth mom may just have wanted her back badly enough to kill.

To lay Belle’s fear to rest, the Quinn girls search out exactly what happened the night of the accident. But in doing so, Taylor finds herself tangled in a mess of secrets, envy, and small town gossip that threatens to unravel the family she loves.

Ripping out the stitches that hold her family together may be the only way to keep their lives from falling apart.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Callie's Kitchen Mysteries Cookbook by [Kales, Jenny]You’re invited to Callie’s Kitchen, where Greek food meets Midwest comfort cooking…

The Callie’s Kitchen Mysteries Cookbook is filled with Mediterranean-meets-Midwest comfort food recipes! You’ll find every delicious recipe from each one of the books in the popular culinary cozy mystery series, plus many new bonus recipes. Also included are book excerpts, brand-new scenes, family lore and kitchen tips from Callie “Calliope” Costas herself, Greek-American foodie, business owner and amateur sleuth.

Now you can share Callie’s Greek specialties with your family and friends, including:

George’s Spanakopita (Spinach-Feta Pie with Phyllo)
Kourabiethes (Greek snowball cookies)
New Year’s Meat-Leek Pie with Phyllo
Zucchini Fritters with Greek Yogurt Sauce
My Big (Low) Fat Greek Salad

You’ll also find Callie’s Midwestern favorites, such as:

Wisconsin Supper Club Cheese Spread
Callie’s Sour Cherry Pie
Pumpkin Spice Scones

If you’ve ever wanted to visit Callie’s fictional Wisconsin eatery, this cookbook is the next best thing. Bring the scrumptious flavors of Callie’s Kitchen right into your own home by ordering today!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

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