New Releases For The Week Of December 1st, 2019–Part 4

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



A Magical Trio (A Paranormal Cozy Collection): Three Series Starters from A.A. Albright by [Albright, A.A.]A witch without power, a reporter who doesn’t know she’s a little bit witchy, and a witch hunter who’s about to discover that witches aren’t the bad guys after all …

Meet all of these characters in this cozy collection from A.A. Albright. In this set you’ll find the first book from three of her series: Wayfair Witches, Riddler’s Edge and Katy Kramer.

Available for a limited time.

Wayfair Witches Book One: Bottling It
Wanda Wayfair is a bit of a late starter.

At almost twenty-one she still hasn’t received her magical powers, and she’s running out of time. But that doesn’t bother Wanda. Much. Not when she can spend all of her time in the human world and pretend that her coven doesn’t exist. But when Wanda takes a job at Berrys’ Bottlers, working with the handsome Will Berry and his unpleasant Aunt Alice, she soon realises that she’s a lot closer to the magical world than she thought.

All over Dublin, humans are murdering witches. When asked why, all they’ll say is, ‘I dunno why I done it.’ But Wanda thinks she does know why they’ve done it – and hopefully she’ll receive her power in time to help her coven discover the truth.

Riddler’s Edge Book One: A Little Bit Witchy
There has most definitely not been a murder on the Riddler’s Express.

Aisling Smith is about to try out for a new job – a job writing for a paper she’s never heard of. But seeing as she’s currently writing classified ads and obituaries, it would be foolish not to give it a shot.

Riddler’s Edge might be a small town, but it’s definitely not boring. The train hasn’t even pulled into the station, and already a woman has been murdered.

According to the grumpy but gorgeous Detective Quinn, the passenger’s death wasn’t a murder at all. He insists that Bathsheba Brookes died of a nut allergy. Aisling doesn’t believe it for a minute. She intends to discover the real story – a difficult challenge, considering the town’s inhabitants seem to be keeping some very big secrets.
Riddler’s Edge is a town where people wear sunglasses after dark, and creatures howl in the woods. It’s also a town where, despite the strange occurrences, Aisling feels right at home.

But even if she gets to the bottom of Bathsheba’s death, Aisling might not get to be the Daily Riddler’s newest reporter. There’s one final, mysterious test that she must pass – a test carried out by the newspaper’s owner. And Aisling suspects he might be looking for more than just a journalist …

Katy Kramer Book One: The Case of the Wayward Witch
Witches are supposed to be the bad guys, right?

In the Kramer family, everyone is a witch hunter – well, everyone except the women. But with Uncle Faster out of action, and a boyfriend-killing witch on the loose, it might finally be Katy’s time to shine.

Going deep undercover at a necromancy supply store seems like a terrifying plan, but Katy soon discovers that her new friends and neighbours aren’t quite as evil as she was led to believe. She begins to suspect that she might be tracking the wrong witch, after all.

Will Katy discover the real killer in time? And will she prove, once and for all, that women are up to the job?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













The Holiday Homicide (Getaway Bay Cozy Mystery Series Book 8) by [York, Grace]The girls have staged a Getaway Bay getaway!

Addison and Layla have packed up and gone to Europe for a well-earned end-of-year break. While Layla is busy painting on an organised art tour, Addison takes the time to relax and enjoy the local scenery. And, of course, the patisseries.

But it’s not all breathtaking views and baked delights.

An isolated guest house in a picturesque Tuscan ghost town presents many opportunities for the artists to paint.

It’s also a good place to commit murder.

Is there a killer among the touring artists? What are the elderly caretakers of the guest house hiding? And what does it all have to do with an international crime syndicate?

Addison and Layla may be in over their heads as they team up with Interpol and the local carabinieri to catch the killer and get home to Australia in time for Christmas.

The Getaway Bay cozy mysteries have everything you love – suspense to keep you guessing, twists you don’t see coming, and characters you want to have a cup of tea with – plus an added dose of Aussie flavour.

Getaway Bay: Come for the murder, stay for the cake!

Series order:
Arson at the Art Gallery
The Body in the Beach House
The Corpse at the Carnival
Death at the Dog Show
Evil at Echo Point
The Fatality at the Funeral
The Girl by the Grave
The Holiday Homicide  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle














Mistletoe in the Desert by [Wynters, Erica]Christmas—it’s the most wonderful time of the year. But for Dr. Alexandra Briggs, the season signals the end of her forced sabbatical from her position as a profiler with the Phoenix office of the FBI.

Weeks before Christmas, her first big case brings her and Special Agent Henry Collins to the snowy mountains of Flagstaff, Arizona. Alex, still navigating her new relationship with Henry, fights her instinct to run from commitment. Henry’s recent transfer to the Phoenix office only adds to the mounting pressure.

When Alex’s cousin Shelby shows up at the crime scene looking for a fun ski weekend away, Alex is worried the juggling act of work and her personal life will be too much. Especially when Shelby sets her sights on handsome Flagstaff Police Detective, Ryan Cooper.

While the weather, decorations, and ever-present mistletoe promise a cozy holiday season, Alex and Henry race against the clock to find who has been robbing banks across the southwest. The profile suggests professionals—clean hits, little to no evidence left behind.

Until Flagstaff.

With the bank manager found dead in his office, the profile is changing. Will Alex be able to get out of her own way and embrace the love and support that Henry offers? And will she be able to crack the case before someone else winds up dead?

Don’t miss Book One in the In the Desert Series – Death in the Desert! Find out how Alex and Henry met by grabbing your copy today!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Meatballs, Mistletoe and Murder (Beachside Books Magical Cozy Mystery Book 5) by [Lester, Paula, Thomas, Lisa B.]A hairy situation can turn deadly!

Little can prepare Paige and Sarah for what they find early one morning at the hair salon. It’s a clear case of murder, but there’s a hitch: Since Sarah could be involved, Paige’s detective brother isn’t allowed on the case. Can they trust the soon-to-retire beat cop to uncover the killer without bungling the investigation?

And even though Christmas is in the air in Comfort Cove, things aren’t so cozy for Paige and her boyfriend Marco. His Visa is about to expire, and he’ll soon be sent back to Italy. Can they cook up a plan to keep him in Texas?

These questions will test all of Paige’s witch powers—including some new ones—in Meatballs, Mistletoe and Murder, book 5 in the Beachside Books Magical Cozy Mysteries.  Readers are sure to enjoys this electrifying
whodunit.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback













Snowmen and Sorcery: A Spellbinder Bay Cozy Paranormal Mystery - Book Four (Spellbinder Bay Paranormal Cozy Mystery Series 4) by [Short, Sam]It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Perhaps you should be worried…

There’s not much that’s cosier than a family Christmas holiday in a traditional log cabin set in a Scottish highland town.

It’s uniquely special for Millie Thorn. It’s her first Christmas with the father she’s recently found out existed, and her new sister. She can’t wait to spend the Christmas period with a family she never knew she had!

Reuben is going with them too, of course. A good witch would never leave her familiar behind, and Millie wasn’t going to leave the mischievous, talking cockatiel at home while she went to Scotland for Christmas. Even if the bird had insisted that he’d be fine on his own with a stocked pantry and the TV remote control.

Before they’ve even reached their destination, problems arise, and Millie is forced to use powers she never imagined she could harness.

It’s not long after arriving in the snowy landscape of The Highlands that the family is drawn into problems more complicated than near death experiences.

When the locals take an instant dislike to the newcomers, Millie begins to wonder whether the little town is as friendly as it appears to be. Being present when a man is found beaten almost to death, simply helps cement her view that there is more to Kilgrettin than meets the eye.

Helping the locals get to the bottom of the violent crime, it quickly becomes apparent that something very strange is going on in the little town.

Firstly, there’s the problem of acquiring a turkey for their Christmas dinner. The butcher has uncharacteristically left town for the Christmas period, leaving his stressed-out wife to deal with the festive rush alone. She’s finding it hard, and not even her special eggnog seems to be calming her angry customers.

Then, there’s the somewhat seasonal Peeping Tom who has been spotted peering through windows. Oh, and there are reports of tiny intruders in people’s homes.
Some people have also reported seeing Santa, but they must be imagining things… Surely?

When Millie and her family finally get close to finding out who it was that beat the poor Austrian man so badly, things get really weird. And scary. And a little bit mad.

In a town where the snowmen seem to be moving, not much can be taken for granted.

Soon, a fight is on not only to save Christmas, but to save the townsfolk themselves.

Snowmen and Sorcery is Book number Four in The Spellbinder Bay series.
Although the reader will enjoy this as a standalone novel, the author strongly suggests that books 1-3 should be read first.

The reading order is as follows:
Book One – Witch Way to Spellbinder Bay
Book Two – Broomsticks and Bones
Book Three – Spells and Cells
Book Four – Snowmen and Sorcery  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












Christmas Madness: A 1920s Historical Mystery Anthology including the Violet Carlyle Series by [Byers, Beth, Jane, Bettie, Dean, Carolyn L., Reid, C. Jane]Note: This is a short story collection that contains a Violet Carlyle short story as well as another Beth Byers short introducing new series.

Welcome to a very flapper holiday!

Are you ready for the roaring twenties? For spunky young women crafting their own lives? If so, you’ll love Violet, Rita, Edwina, Julia, and Lola.

Inside, you’ll find several short stories with adventures, cocktails, kisses, and fun. With stories from The Violet Carlyle Mysteries, The Piccadilly Ladies Club Mysteries, the Lola Rose series.

For fans of Carola Dunn, Jacqueline Winspear, Georgette Heyer, and Lee Strauss. A light, cozy mystery with a fun peek into a an evening with bright young things.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle















The Death of Irish Nell: A Detective Lavender Short Story (The Detective Lavender Mysteries) by [Charlton, Karen]JUSTICE OR TRUTH?

London 1803: Following the discovery of a body down a well, newly-promoted Principal Officer, Stephen Lavender, is summoned to Hampstead by Constable Ned Woods to help solve the gruesome murder of a young barmaid.

Confronted with class prejudice and the indifference of the authorities, the keen, young detective embarks on a frantic race against time to gather evidence to convict the killers. But when help is offered from an unlikely source, Lavender must make a decision between justice or truth that carries serious consequences for both his career and his friendship with Ned.

‘The Death of Irish Nell’ is a prequel to the full-length novel, ‘The Willow Marsh Murder’ (publication: February 1st, 2020). Both of them can be read as standalone works of fiction.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle














Laetitia Rodd and the Case of the Wandering Scholar (A Laetitia Rodd Mystery) by [Saunders, Kate]M. C. Beaton meets Miss Marple in the second book in the Laetitia Rodd Mysteries, which sees Kate Saunders’s Victorian detective on the hunt for a missing Oxford academic.

In 1851, private detective Laetitia Rodd is enjoying a well-earned holiday when she gets an urgent request for her services. Mrs. Rodd’s neighbor Jacob Welland is a reclusive, rich gentleman dying of consumption, and he wants Mrs. Rodd to find his brother, who has been missing for fifteen years.

Joshua Welland was a scholar at Oxford, brilliant, eccentric, and desperately poor when he disappeared from the university. Friends claim to have seen him since, in gypsy camps and wandering around the countryside. But the last sighting was ten years before-when Joshua claimed to be learning great secrets from the gypsies that would one day astound the whole world.

Mrs. Rodd travels to Oxford and begins to search for the wandering scholar. But as she investigates, Mrs. Rodd discovers something dark-and extremely dangerous-lurking in the beautiful English countryside.

For readers of James Runcie, Alexander McCall Smith, and M. C. Beaton, Laetitia Rodd and the Mystery of the Wandering Scholar is a delightful new mystery about Victorian England and an indomitable female detective.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook












White Lily and a Fatal Chili (Fern Grove Cozy Mystery Book 3) by [Reede, Abby ]“Entertaining, great character development, lots of twists and turns, even one of two parts I found funny. Great read for a lazy weekend or rainy day! Will definitely read more in this series!”

Helping her aunt grow her floristry business has given a purpose to Tracy’s life after she lost her dream job in the big city. She’s delighted to be introduced to a young entrepreneur who plans to open the trendiest restaurant in the Pacific Northwest. The addition of her lily arrangement transforms a dull looking room into a swanky functional space that has everyone in awe and delight.

Things take a sour turn when the jovial atmosphere of the opening night is ruined by the arrival of a rival restaurateur. The night’s celebrations are cut short when the spouse of this rival is found dead.

Did something they ate at the restaurant cause their death or something else?

The police arrest the young owner of the restaurant and make them their number one suspect. The rumor mill in Fern Grove is buzzing as the cause of the murder is discussed in every nook and corner in town.

Tracy is filled with pity and sadness as she watches this young person transform from a confident and passionate individual to a broken and bitter one.

Tracy knows how it feels to be wrongfully accused. The public court of opinion can be unforgiving in its verdict… even when the facts don’t add up. Can Tracy piece together clues that will reveal the truth and set this person free?

If you want to enjoy a light-hearted read, with an amateur female sleuth and a gripping murder mystery with a touch of romance, then you’ll love Tracy Adams and all the friendly and not-so-friendly characters in Fern Grove.

No cliffhanger, swearing or graphic scenes!

Buy White Lily and a Fatal Chili to discover how events unfold in this cozy murder mystery.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Phantom in the Pond (The Foxglove Corners Series Book 28) by [Bodoin, Dorothy]



Brent Fowler’s plan to open a home for geriatric collies in Foxglove Corners runs into a snag when an old mystery threatens the lives of present day residents.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle



















Lonesome Spirits: A Chocolate Magic Cozy Mystery by [Swift, Olivia]Join Sam and Magda Barnes on their latest adventure!

While helping their friends Merle and Branston plan a new feature for their dude ranch, they are visited by the spirit of a young woman. Never ones to let things be, they rally their psychic friends for a séance to try and determine who she is and why she’s so sad.
Meanwhile, Magda’s intuitive Birman cat, Crystal, begins to act strangely … well, not so strange for this cat! What clues will Crystal provide this time!

A must-read about chocolates, a psychic cat, séances, a ghost town … and murder!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle
















Once Upon a Song (Blue Hills Mysteries Book 3) by [Reed, Mary Kelly]ONCE UPON A SONG

Blue Hills is a quaint and picturesque small town where life is good all year long. Ally fills her days working on her successful blog and spending time with friends and family. When her favorite singer gives a concert in Blue Hills, she’s thrilled to get the chance to meet him. But the meeting never takes place—the singer is found stabbed to death in his dressing room.

Erica, his assistant, is first on the list of suspects and she asks for Ally’s help. Ally doesn’t hesitate to jump right into the investigation—but can she really trust Erica? Each new clue only builds the case against her, and to make things even more complicated, the other suspects are determined to throw Ally off the scent.
When the final note sounds, will Ally have found the real culprit?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle














The Inn at Holiday Bay: Note in the Nutcracker by [Daley, Kathi]A heartwarming cozy mystery series about losing everything, taking a chance, and starting again.

After suffering a personal tragedy Abby Sullivan buys a huge old seaside mansion she has never even seen, packs up her life in San Francisco, and moves to Holiday Bay Maine, where she is adopted, quite against her will, by a huge Maine Coon Cat named Rufus, a drifter with her own tragic past named Georgia, and a giant dog with an inferiority complex named Ramos. What Abby thought she needed was alone time to heal. What she ended up with was, an inn she never knew she wanted, a cat she couldn’t seem to convince to leave, and a new family she’d never be able to live without.

In book 7 in the series, a whole new group of guests check into the Inn each with their own reason for being there and their own story to tell. Once of the guests, a single woman named Mylie, finds a long forgotten letter to Santa in the mouth of the life sized nutcracker Lacy purchased for Abby after a visit to an antique store. The list does not ask Santa for toys or games but for time with her parents. The note also lists the activities the child wishes they could do together over Christmas such as building a snowman and taking a sleigh ride. Mylie, who is in Holiday Bay to find her one true love, decides to accomplish all the items on the list herself while she is waiting for Mr. Right to come along.

Meanwhile Abby wonders what ever happened to the child who left the list and why the list was still in the nutcracker all these years later. Her research pulls her into an unsolved mystery which she finds herself determined to solve before the arrival of the holiday.

While Mylie is busy meeting Mr. Right and accomplishing the tasks on the list, and Abby is busy trying to figure out what became of the child who wrote the list, Georgia is cooking up a storm as she searches for the perfect cookie to enter in a local contest.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback