New Releases For The Week Of December 8th, 2019–Part 2

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of December 8th, 2019. I am going to divide the list into 4 days because there are so 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.


Over the Broom (Wicked Witches of Coventry Book 9) by [Bourgeois, Sara]




What happens when a dead body crashes your wedding day? Find out how Brighton and friends will handle this unexpected guest.
Over the Broom is book 9 in the Wicked Witches of Coventry cozy mystery series.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  KIndle

















A Devilish Choice: Devil Springs Cozy Mysteries Book 5 by [Bramseth, Jennifer]Loyalty, lies, and loss propel Greer toward her goals. Or maybe deadly disaster.

After an unsolicited appointment by the chief justice, Greer Galloway finds herself in the unenviable position of becoming the decisive vote on whether a major courthouse renovation will proceed. Carlton Carlisle, the wealthy father of Greer’s rival, Delaney, backs the campaign for an updated building. And the lucrative construction contract he would undoubtedly win would help line the coffers of his daughter’s next campaign—for circuit judge.

The same office to which Greer just happens to aspire.

And after Greer’s mentor, Judge Winslow, gets a temporary assignment to the supreme court as a special justice in a murder case, he escapes an attack that is creepily similar to how the victim in the same murder case met her demise. Yet Greer is the only one who worries the attacks are connected—even after the subsequent death of someone with a connection to murderer and victim.

And why is Greer picking up strange vibes from Brock, her long-term beau? Is he going to propose?

But more importantly, does Greer want him to?

A Devilish Choice is the fifth book in the Devil Springs Cozy Mysteries Series.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













An Uninvited Quest (The Charlotte Anthony Mysteries Book 5) by [Wolfe, Meg]An oddly dressed corpse turns up in an unexpected place, and Charlotte fears that the small midwestern town of Elm Grove has a much darker side than she had ever imagined.

Enter the Divine Wrath—who are certainly not to be taken lightly but are they really as frightening as their name suggests? Or are the residents of Elm Grove just an unwitting PR machine for the group?

Hypocrisy, both institutional and personal, comes under the microscope, forcing Charlotte to confront her own version of it when events start to hit all too close to home.

Charlotte and Detective Barnes, along with the usual assist from the ever-supportive Elm Grove community, work tirelessly to solve the mystery of the victim’s death and the onslaught of crimes that follow it.

An Uninvited Quest is the fifth installment of the Charlotte Anthony Mystery series: An Uncollected Death, An Unexamined Wife, An Undisclosed Vocation, and An Uncharted Corpse.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback












Death on Hanover: a 1930s Cozy Historical Murder Mystery (A Higgins & Hawke Mystery Book 3) by [Strauss, Lee]Includes bonus excerpt from Ginger Gold’s next mystery ~ Murder on Fleet Street.

Death by design. . .

Investigative reporter Sam Hawke, alias Mrs. Samantha Rosenbaum, is the first on the scene—what luck!—when a body is found in the yard of St. Stephen’s Church on Hanover Street in Boston.

Dr. Haley Higgins, the assistant Chief Medical Examiner finds the modus operandi of the crime eerily familiar to that of her brother’s, an unsolved murder that has plagued her for years.

Set in the 1930s, this third book in the Higgins & Hawke mystery series will have you biting your nails as Haley and Samantha’s pasts collide. Will Haley finally get to the bottom of the mystery behind brother’s death? Will their friendship survive the truth?

HIGGINS & HAWKE is a spinoff series from the Ginger Gold Mysteries.


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

For fans of Faith Martin, Betty Rowland, Rhys Bowen, Jaqueline Winspear, Dianne Harmon, and Rizzoli and Isles.

Death at the Tavern (Book 1)
Death on the Tower (Book 2)
Death on Hanover (Book 3)


Murder on the SS Rosa (Book 1)

Murder at Hartigan House (Book 2)

Murder at Bray Manor (Book 3)

Murder at Feathers & Flair (Book 4)

Murder at the Mortuary (Book 5)

Murder at Kensington Gardens (Book 6)

Murder at st. George’s Church (Book 7)

The Wedding of Ginger & Basil (Book 7.5)

Murder Aboard the Flying Scotsman (Book 8)

Murder at the Boat Club (Book 9)

Murder on Eaton Square (Book 10)

Murder by Plum Pudding (Book 11)

Murder on Fleet Street (Book 12) COMING JANUARY 2020

~more on the way!

Don’t miss LADY GOLD INVESTIGATES, the short story companion series!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Have Yourself a Merry Little Murder (A Darcy Sweet Cozy Mystery Book 27) by [Emrick, K.J.]It’s almost Christmas in Misty Hollow… but it’s not going to be very merry this year!

A massive snow storm has the folks in Misty Hollow all hunkered down and that’s what Darcy Sweet would like to be doing too.

Only she can’t!

A late night visit from the ghost of a young boy bouncing a red ball draws her into another mystery.

A man and his son are dead… murdered in their car… and their mother is missing.

Did she commit the awful deed – or is someone else to blame?

With very little to go on can Darcy, along with Jon, solve this puzzling mystery and will the snow storm abate in time for them to spend Christmas with their family?

Pick up Darcy’s latest adventure to find out!

Have Yourself a Merry Little Murder is the twenty-seventh book in the Darcy Sweet Cozy Mystery series. If you love cozy mysteries with paranormal, and a touch of romance you’ll love the Darcy Sweet Cozy Mystery series.

BONUS Story Included: Mystery takes a Leap – A Connor and Lilly Mystery (Short Read)  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle










Murder at the Dolphin Hotel: A gripping cozy historical mystery (A Miss Underhay Mystery Book 1) by [Dixon, Helena]A room with a view… to murder.

June 1933. Kitty Underhay is a modern, independent woman from the top of her shingle bob to the tip of her t-strap heels. She prides herself on the reputation of her family’s ancient hotel on the blustery English coast. But then a body is found, rooms are ransacked and rumours begin to circulate that someone is on the hunt for a valuable stolen ruby – a ruby that Kitty’s mother may have possessed when she herself went missing during the Great War. Before she can do more than flick a duster, Kitty finds herself in the midst of a murder investigation.

When the local police inspector shows no signs of solving the shocking crimes plaguing the hotel, Kitty steps briskly into the breach. Together with ex-army captain Matthew Bryant, her new hotel security officer, she is determined to decipher this mystery and preserve not only the name of her hotel, but also the lives of her guests. Could there be a cold-blooded killer under her own roof? And what connects the missing jewel to the mystery from Kitty’s own past?

A classic page-turning murder mystery! Fans of Agatha Christie, Elizabeth Edmondson and T.E. Kinsey will love this unputdownable whodunnit.

Readers love Murder at the Dolphin Hotel!

Gripping from the very first page. It was quite difficult to put the book down… Very deserving of 5 stars and more.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars

‘What a great start for a new historical cozy series. I read it as fast as I could… I was engrossed in the plot and wanted to know what was going to happen. I loved the fleshed out and likeable characters… The mystery is solid, full of twists and turns, and the solution came as a surprise.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘This isn’t a book you want to put off, I kept coming back and picking it right back up to continue reading!’ Goodreads reviewer

‘Helena Dixon does a superb job of hooking the reader from the very beginning and I will anxiously await the next book in the Miss Underhay mystery series!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘A great start to a fun series! I loved the location, the main character, and the mystery!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

I read the book in one go. I guess it’s quite clear that the story is captivating. The writing style is very fluent and I really liked Miss Underhay. She is not only independent, but clever too.’ Goodreads reviewer

‘From the first page you can dive deep into the storyline… keeps the tension until the end.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars

‘I thoroughly enjoyed this book which merges Miss Marple with Lord Peter Wimsey to make an engaging, sophisticated, and personable heroine who is ably assisted by the enigmatic and serious Captain Bryant. There were red herrings, great atmospheric content and a few weasely locals to give added colour … I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys historical fiction with a murderously mysterious element or a good cosy crime. This book delivers on all fronts.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars

‘This is a lovely read! I could visualise the hotel so well, the town, the hustle and bustle of life in the 1930’s… I thoroughly enjoyed the storytelling, the little clues, the way the mysteries developed. It definitely got the little grey cells working!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

Such a great mystery! I really enjoyed the characters and setting. This was such a quick read and had me guessing until the end.’ Goodreads reviewer

‘Smoothly paced with quite a few twists, several suspects and a diverse cast of
characters… The finale was intense.’ Goodreads reviewer

‘This is a lovely cosy mystery… certainly has plenty of nods to the Queen of Crime. Red herrings and twists-and-turns make it an enjoyable page-turner for any murder mystery fan.’ Goodreads reviewer  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback













The Pine Hill Inn (Ella Daniels Mystery Book 1) by [Whiting, J A]

This is book 1 in the Ella Daniels Mystery series by USA TODAY Bestselling Author J. A. Whiting.
Ella Daniels, a professor of American history at Green Hill University, comes from a family with many talents, and seeing ghosts is one of them. The family matriarch, Aunt Jin, has agreed to allow a journalist to do a story on their business, Green Hill Investigations.
When the man accompanies Ella to a centuries-old inn to try to help a ghost cross-over, they stumble over the body of a dead man in the garden.
Who killed him? Why? Will more bodies pile up?
With the help of her brother, sister, and a black cat named Raisin, will Ella and her family find the killer before he or she strikes again?
This story has ghosts and mild paranormal elements.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle














Ferry to Williamstown by [Heston, Colin]Lizzie Malley entertains her powerful and kinky clients (the Mayor of Melbourne, an Aussie rules hero, a famous Queens Counsel) in her Winnebago parked on the old Williamstown Ferry. Her father Sandy is the union boss on the wharf, and her Mom, Babs, rules the roost from her kitchen. When shaven and disfigured bodies pop up in the Yarra beside the ferry, tightly bound Paul Striker of CID, is confronted with the web of illegalities that pervades Williamstown, the Malley family with its ties to chairman of the Australian communist party, Lennie Stalinsky, and their protector the strange Father Zappia. Pandemonium breaks out when Lizzie announces that she and her uncle Bobby the ferry driver, whose toe was cut off when he was a little boy,  plan to elope, and the body of Stalinsky’s wife Monie is fished out of the Yarra.  Then there is Babs, under the spell of the strange Father Zappia, who tries to solve her own mystery of St. Robert’s toe. Things come to a head when Babs throws Lizzie and Bobby a send-off party, and engages a Burl Ives impersonator for entertainment. In good Aussie style all hell breaks loose and both mysteries are solved, sort of.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback















Holiday Gone: The Hettie and Ro Adventures by [Byers, Beth, Jane, Bettie]December 1922

Hettie and Ro are fed up with everything.  What’s better than a trip to Prince Edward Island? 

In between family obligations for Hettie, they discover a winter wonderland in Prince Edward Island. Oh! And a dead body.

Irritated that their retreat is blighted with murder, they aim to solve the murder so they can get back to their holiday on the island. But, Hettie and Ro discover much more than they expected.  Will they find the killer?  Or will, perhaps, the killer find them?

Book THREE in The Hettie & Ro Adventures. Are you ready for the roaring twenties? For spunky widows determined to take hold of their lives and learn from their mistakes? Who plan to crash into adventure and come out dancing? If so, you’ll love Hettie and Ro. For fans of Carola Dunn, Jacqueline Winspear, Georgette Heyer, Leighann Dobbs, and Lee Strauss.

A light, cozy mystery with a fun peek into life in the life of a bright young thing. No swearing, graphic scenes, or cliffhangers.

The Hettie and Ro Adventures

Philanderer Gone
Adventurer Gone
Holiday Gone
Aeronaut Gone (Coming Soon)
Prankster Gone (Coming Soon)  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












The Secret Santa Mystery: A Christmas Cozy (Highland Horse Whisperer Cozy Mysteries Book 0) by [Marshall, Roz]A Secret Santa–with a secret!
Security expert for a British bank by day, horse trainer at night, Izzy Paterson is a multi-tasking, dressage-riding computer whizz with an addiction to strong coffee and a penchant for CSI on Netflix. So when the Secret Santa at her office Christmas party hands her a perplexing riddle, she just can’t ignore the mystery.

Penned by a modern-day Robin Hood, the anonymous rhyme hints at financial misconduct that could put the future of everyone at her work in danger.

Despite herself, Izzy is drawn into solving the puzzle, delving into the furthest reaches of the internet in her quest to track down the mysterious wrongdoer. Can she solve the mystery before the company implodes, or before her adversary takes things from the virtual to the physical–and still get home to Scotland in time for Christmas?

:: Fans of M C Beaton, T E Kinsey and H Y Hanna will love this fun festive story, the prequel to the Highland Horse Whisperer cozy mystery series. Grab your copy of The Secret Santa Mystery and experience Christmas in London for yourself!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












Justine and the Catling Catastrophe (Cat Clues Book 2) by [Hay, Ruth]


Returning to her Cornwall roots for rest and recovery may not be one of Justine’s better decisions. She encounters a cat problem that almost overwhelms her, and she learns her past holds uncomfortable secrets that must now be faced.

The second book in a new series from the author of the Prime Time and Home Sweet Home books! Perfect reads for fans of women’s fiction and cozy mysteries alike.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

















The Long Farewell (The Inspector Appleby Mysteries Book 16) by [Innes, Michael]‘I cannot feel very confident that he did take his own life.’ Rood delivered himself of this opinion entirely without emphasis or excitement. ‘In fact, I should suppose it highly probable that he was murdered.’

After being found shot in his library with a note beside him, the police are satisfied that Lewis Packford’s death was a suicide. But his solicitor isn’t convinced. It seems Packford was in possession of a valuable scholarly discovery, a book annotated by Shakespeare. But, upon his death, the book was nowhere to be found.

When Inspector Appleby arrives at Packford’s home, he finds no shortage of suspects. All the guests present on the fateful night are still lurking in the house: scholars and collectors possibly tempted by the book; not one but two wives perhaps overcome with passion; or, Packford’s own brother looking to inherit the house.

The deeper Appleby dives into this case, the more secrets he uncovers. And as they start to stack up, so too do the bodies. Can Appleby get to the bottom of this before anymore lives are lost?

Filled with Innes’ classic eccentricities and a touch of farce, The Long Farewell was first published in 1958.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Hysteria: An Alexander Gregory Thriller (The Alexander Gregory Thrillers Book 2) by [Ross, LJ]FROM THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE DCI RYAN MYSTERIES

In a beautiful world, murder is always ugly…

Recently returned from his last case in Ireland, elite forensic psychologist and criminal profiler Dr Alexander Gregory receives a call from the French police that he can’t ignore. It’s Paris fashion week and some of the world’s most beautiful women are turning up dead, their faces slashed in a series of frenzied attacks while the world’s press looks on.

Amidst the carnage, one victim has survived but she’s too traumatised to talk. Without her help, the police are powerless to stop the killer before he strikes again – can Gregory unlock the secrets of her mind, before it’s too late?

Murder and mystery are peppered with dark humour in this fast-paced thriller set amidst the spectacular Parisian landscape.

“LJ Ross keeps company with the best mystery writers” – The Times


“A literary phenomenon” – Evening Chronicle

“LJ Ross is the Queen of Kindle” – Sunday Telegraph  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback












Sharpe Claus: A Christmas Holiday Novella (Second Act Snoop Mysteries Book 10) by [Thomas, Lisa B.]


Santa is missing. Will this be the death of Christmas?
When the man who plays Santa for the Maycroft Christmas Festival goes missing, the committee turns to Deena Sharpe to find him. Her reputation for solving mysteries is legendary. But when the case becomes a kidnapping, she’s worried something sinister has happened.

Sharpe Claus has plenty of suspects and enough finger pointing to keep Deena on her toes. Follow along as she tries to solve the case of the missing Santa!

This fun, cozy Christmas novella can be read as a standalone in the Maycroft Mysteries by USA Today Bestselling Author Lisa B. Thomas. Like all the books in the series, this one has plenty of heart and humor–along with a dose of Christmas magic!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle