New Releases For The Week Of December 1st, 2019–Part 2

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

 

 

Beating About the Bush: An Agatha Raisin Mystery (Agatha Raisin Mysteries Book 30) by [Beaton, M. C.]New York Times bestseller M. C. Beaton’s cranky, crafty Agatha Raisin—now the star of a hit T.V. show—is back on the case again.

When private detective Agatha Raisin comes across a severed leg in a roadside hedge, it looks like she is about to become involved in a particularly gruesome murder. Looks, however, can be deceiving, as Agatha discovers when she is employed to investigate a case of industrial espionage at a factory where nothing is quite what it seems.

The factory mystery soon turns to murder and a bad-tempered donkey turns Agatha into a national celebrity, before bringing her ridicule and shame. To add to her woes, Agatha finds herself grappling with growing feelings for her friend and occasional lover, Sir Charles Fraith. Then, as a possible solution to the factory murder unfolds, her own life is thrown into deadly peril. Will Agatha get her man at last? Or will the killer get her first?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Case of the Reincarnated Client (A Vish Puri mystery Book 5) by [Hall, Tarquin]A client claiming she was murdered in a past life is a novel dilemma even for Vish Puri, India’s Most Private Investigator.

When a young woman comes forward claiming to be the reincarnation of Riya Kaur, a wife and mother who vanished during the bloody 1984 anti-Sikh riots, Puri is dismissive. He’s busy enough dealing with an irate matrimonial client whose daughter is complaining about her groom’s thunderous snoring. Puri’s indomitable Mummy-ji however is adamant the client is genuine. How else could she so accurately describe under hypnosis Riya Kaur’s life and final hours?

Driven by a sense of duty – the original case was his late father’s – Puri manages to acquire the police file only to find that someone powerful has orchestrated a cover-up. Forced into an alliance with his mother that tests his beliefs and high blood pressure as never before, it’s only by delving into the past the help of his reincarnated client that Puri can hope to unlock the truth.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kay Hunter has survived a vicious attack at the hands of one of the country’s most evil serial killers.

Returning to work after an enforced absence to recover, she discovers she wasn’t the only victim of that investigation. DI Devon Sharp remains suspended from duties, and the team is in turmoil.

Determined to prove herself once more and clear his name, Kay undertakes to solve a cold case that links Sharp to his accuser. But, as she gets closer to the truth, she realises her enquiries could do more harm than good.

Torn between protecting her mentor and finding out the truth, the consequences of Kay’s enquiries will reach far beyond her new role…

Call to Arms is a gripping murder mystery, and the fifth in the Detective Kay Hunter series:

1. SCARED TO DEATH
2. WILL TO LIVE
3. ONE TO WATCH
4. HELL TO PAY
5. CALL TO ARMS
6. GONE TO GROUND
7. BRIDGE TO BURN
8. CRADLE TO GRAVE  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Hardcover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When a road traffic accident on a dark autumn night uncovers a disturbing conspiracy, Detective Sergeant Kay Hunter’s investigation exposes a ruthless serial killer exploiting vulnerable young women.

With her enemies unmasked and her career spiralling out of control, Kay’s determination to seek vengeance for the victims brings her dangerously close to those who want to silence her.

Undeterred, she uncovers the real reason behind a plot to destroy her career and sets in motion a terrifying chain of events.

Could Kay’s need for revenge be her undoing, or will she survive to see justice served?

Hell to Pay is a gripping fast paced crime thriller, and the fourth in the Detective Kay Hunter series:

1. SCARED TO DEATH
2. WILL TO LIVE
3. ONE TO WATCH
4. HELL TO PAY
5. CALL TO ARMS
6. GONE TO GROUND
7. BRIDGE TO BURN
8. CRADLE TO GRAVE  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Hardcover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Southern Dreams (Sweet Tea Witch Mysteries Book 15) by [Boyles, Amy]

As Pepper’s wedding day quickly approaches, the entire town is excited to celebrate the big event. But when one witch is overlooked as a wedding guest, she takes her anger out on the town–cursing them.

Now people’s nightmares are coming to life–literally. The consequences are potentially devastating. Now it’s up to Pepper and the gang to squash the curse and stop their dreams from becoming reality.

Can she do it? Or will Magnolia Cove succumb to the curse?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Time & Tide: Romantic comedy cozy mystery series (Amber Reed Mysteries Book 7) by [Mackenzie, Zanna]When you’re a trainee sleuth things rarely go to plan…

Which is why Amber Reed and on-again off-again special agent ex-boyfriend Charlie find themselves in deepest and darkest Cornwall when they were expecting to be cracking the case on a television dance show.

So, now it’s down to Plan B…

Melrose Morgan is landscape garden designer to the stars and has TV shows and numerous books to his name. When he inherits the gorgeous Treganwy House and Country Estate in Cornwall he soon discovers someone wants him off the scene – and they’re not pulling any punches in their campaign to destroy him.

As Amber and Charlie delve into numerous complicated and surprising family histories, uncover startling Cornish myths and legends and try to keep their client and themselves alive all while tracking down the bad guys, things get distinctly dangerous, devious and devastating.

Can they get to the bottom of mysteries galore and catch the criminals? Will they manage to solve their relationship difficulties or call things off for good this time? Could trainee agent Amber’s sleuthing career be over before she even has chance to properly try and impress her bosses?

Grab a copy of Time & Tide and join Amber and Charlie on another cozy mystery sleuthing adventure packed with suspense, romance, comedy – and a whole lot of intrigue!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How Deep is the Darkness: A Charlie McClung Mystery (The Charlie McClung Mysteries Book 6) by [Edwards, M.A.]

 

 

Charlie McClung has always known about darkness, it’s part of being a police chief.

But now it’s spreading throughout the town and creeping into his life.

With each body found, the killer deepens the darkness and McClung must put an end to it. Now.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mince Pies and Murder (Dalkinchie Mysteries Book 2) by [Reid, Carly]

 

The perfect Scottish Christmas…if it wasn’t for the body.

It’s Jessica Greer’s first Christmas in Dalkinchie and she is determined that everyone should have the celebration that they deserve, down to the last detail. When the Yuletide festivities end in a mysterious death, and it’s looking like DI Gordon’s Christmas will be more red tape than gift wrap – can Jessica solve the case in time to get everyone back home for their turkey dinner?

If you like twinkly lights, mince pies and murder, you’ll love the latest installment of the Dalkinchie Mysteries.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Hexmas: A Hillbilly Hexes Christmas Novella by [Moses, Ellie]

 

 

Yee Haw, Y’all! Get hexed and happy with the hillbilly hijinks of Devil’s Elbow!

Join Jolene and her witchy family for a holiday story guaranteed to warm your heart. A new witch in town works a spell on herself to enjoy the wonder and magick of Christmas without thinking how things might not turn out so merry and bright. Jolene will have to figure out how to save the season and deliver a Happy Hexmas for all!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hammered: Book One of the JUST ADD COFFEE Mysteries by [Bainbridge, Ruth]COFFEE AND MURDER don’t mix.

Just ask Samantha Powell, the girl voted Most Likely to Unleash Some Snark. The twenty-eight-year-old has achieved her life’s ambition and opened a coffee shop called JUST ADD COFFEE. The grand opening was beyond glorious and Sam had her sights set on more of the same. But a pesky corpse found splayed on the floor when she opens the next morning threatens to turn her dream into a nightmare.

Smoking hot Detective Noah Jennings is assigned to lead the investigation and Sam is counting on the himbo to find out why Doris broke into her shop and got conked over the head for her trouble. But Sam’s hopes for a speedy solution are quickly dashed when the clueless wonder targets her as prime suspect.

As coffee sales plunge, she becomes desperate … desperate enough to enlist the aid of her bff Lyddie Wexler in tracking down the killer. The only stumbling block? Lyddie thinks Sam is guilty too, but she relents under the barrage of pressure … sort of.

In between the bickering over petty differences, it’s full-on caffeinated-speed ahead as the chicly dressed twosome unearth the town’s most lethal secrets. Secrets like a loan-sharking operation nobody will admit exists and a Ponzi scheme that bilked investors out of millions. But it’s in the midst of the ruination that Sam realizes an even more unnerving possibility. Doris might not have been intended victim–maybe the killer mistook her for Sam!

HAMMERED is a fast, stylish, snarky romp that will have you laughing as you match wits with a devious hammer killer. It’s the first in the JUST ADD COFFEE MYSTERIES and will introduce you to all the craziness going on in the lives of Samantha Powell and her friend Lydia Wexler.

If you love cozy mysteries, best buds, and demanding kitties, you’ll love this series! It’s the perfect holiday read and all you need do is JUST ADD COFFEE to have yourself a load of fun! So lighten up your holiday wish list and pre-order your copy now!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Case of the Missing Bride: An Alyssa Chalmers mystery (Alyssa Chalmers’ mysteries Book 1) by [Radtke, Carmen]It was supposed to be the start of a happy, new life …
1862 – a group of young Australian women set sail for matrimony in Canada.
Their presence is withheld from the male passengers and all but a select few
members of the crew. But their worlds collide when one of the gentlemen
stumbles over the women.
When one of the intended brides goes missing, only Alyssa Chalmers, the
one educated, wealthy woman in the group, is convinced the disappearance
is no accident. She sets out to find out what happened.
Has there been a murder?
Alyssa is willing to move heaven and earth to find out the truth. She is about
to discover that there is more to her voyage into the unknown than she bargained for …  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bylines and Betrayals (Lainey Boggins Mysteries Book 2) by [Strachan, Nikolett]A Sunday night turns deadly when someone loses more than just money…

Summer in Aurora Heights is in full swing, and I’m more busy than ever training for my grandmother’s annual charity run. It’s not as fun as it sounds, since I’m a sweaty mess every morning. Fortunately, Grandma Gertie has teamed up with a handsome new man in town. He’s tall, charming and a breath of fresh air for me on the dating scene.

But he’s not the only newcomer to the little mountain town. The seniors are all in a tizzy when a mysterious old man comes back to Aurora Heights. They call him a liar, a cheat and a con artist. And when a prominent businessman ends up dead, secrets among the seniors are threatening to be revealed.
Who is this mysterious stranger? Could he really be the one behind this death? More importantly, why don’t my friends like my new boyfriend? All simple questions for Aurora Heights’s new investigative journalist.

Perfect for fans of Amanda M. Lee, Julia Buckley, Amanda Flower or Ellery Adams. This cozy mystery is book 2 of the Lainey Boggins Mysteries series but can be read on its own.

Buy your copy today  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brownies and Bloodshed (Peridale Cafe Cozy Mystery Book 19) by [Frost, Agatha]The 19th book in the BESTSELLING Peridale Cafe Cozy Mystery series!

Dot South and Percy Cropper are finally getting married! With a secret theme up their sleeves, the octogenarians are intent on making the day the most spectacular wedding Peridale has ever seen. They planned everything to the last detail, but they didn’t prepare for Percy’s cruel older brother’s murder in the middle of the wedding reception.

The responsibility to solve Ian Cropper’s murder falls on Julia South-Brown’s shoulders, but her grandmother’s ruined wedding isn’t the only thing she has on her plate. Her bankrupt father, stepmother, and baby brother are living in her small cottage and wreaking havoc, her husband is heading down a surprising new career path, and to top it all off, she’s ten-weeks pregnant and struggling with her mood and bladder.

The local gossips all point their fingers at Percy, but with the whole Cropper family in the village for the event, Julia has more than enough suspects to prove her new grandfather’s innocence, even if she isn’t the only one on the case. Who is the mysterious and handsome American sniffing around the village in the wake of Ian’s murder, and can he be trusted? Everyone in the Cropper family has a clear motive for wanting Ian dead, but can Julia pinpoint the culprit before her newly gained family falls apart beyond repair?

Book 19 in the Peridale Cafe Cozy Mystery series! Can be read as a standalone but will be enjoyed more as part of the series. A light, cozy mystery read with a cat loving and cafe-owning amateur female sleuth, in a small village setting with quirky characters. Written in British English. No cliffhanger, swearing, gore or graphic scenes! Contains mild peril.

Other books in the series:
1. Pancakes and Corpses
2. Lemonade and Lies
3. Doughnuts and Deception
4. Chocolate Cake and Chaos
5. Shortbread and Sorrow
6. Espresso and Evil
7. Macarons and Mayhem
8. Fruit Cake and Fear
9. Birthday Cake and Bodies
10. Gingerbread and Ghosts
11. Cupcakes and Casualties
12. Blueberry Muffins and Misfortune
13. Ice Cream and Incidents
14. Champagne and Catastrophes
15. Wedding Cake and Woes
16. Red Velvet and Revenge
17. Vegetables and Vengeance
18. Cheesecake and Confusion
19. Brownies and Bloodshed  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have a Deadly New Year (A Farm-to-Fork Mystery) by [Cahoon, Lynn]Chef Angie Turner of The County Seat—Idaho’s finest farm-to-table restaurant—is preparing a private dinner in the mountains during ski season, but the trip’s about to go downhill . . .

It’s a rockin’ New Year for Angie and her crew as they cater a bash for a famous band—and as a bonus, they’ll get to stay at the singer’s Sun Valley house for a whole week once the party’s over. But there are hints of discord, and the event hits a sour note when one of the musicians is found with a drumstick in his chest.

Is this a case of creative differences turned lethal or is there another motive at play? Angie’s jumping out of the frying pan and into the fire as she and her fellow foodies try to solve the case before the killer comes out for an encore . . .

Praise for Lynn Cahoon’s Tourist Trap Mysteries

“Murder, dirty politics, pirate lore, and a hot police detective: Guidebook to Murder has it all! A cozy lover’s dream come true.”
—Susan McBride, author of The Debutante Dropout Mysteries
 
“Lynn Cahoon has created an absorbing, good fun mystery in Mission to Murder.”
Fresh Fiction  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Audiobook