New Releases For The Week Of December 8th, 2019–Part 4

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



JJerry Takes Charge: An Aisling Grimlock Short by [Lee, Amanda M.]eremiah “Jerry” Collins has never fit in. He’s always stood out. That’s exactly how he likes it.
Now, as the owner of his own business who is trying to branch out and become the go-to caterer for the rich and entitled in Southeastern Michigan, he’s got his nose to the grindstone and is focused on his job.
There’s just one little problem.
Aisling Grimlock, his best friend, is going through an existential crisis after a near-death experience. Her husband asks Jerry to take her with him, make sure she has fun, and keep her entertained. Jerry can’t say no, so that means his job is on the line. On top of that, Aisling is convinced the house they’re working in is haunted.
It’s a laugh a minute with mouthy best friends as they work to solve a mystery … and keep their actions a secret from a woman they’re convinced might be a murderer. It’s pretty much a standard weekend with the Grimlock family, complete with murder and mayhem. You won’t want to miss it.

Note: This is a 30,000-word short in the Aisling Grimlock world. It is set after Only the Lost in the Death Gate Supernatural Thriller series.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












Christmas Cookies and Criminals (A Chocolate Centered Cozy Mystery Book 17) by [Bell, Cindy]It is Christmastime in Blue River. Charlotte and Ally Sweet are run off their feet dealing with the holiday rush at Charlotte’s Chocolate Heaven. Mrs. Bing, Mrs. Cale and Mrs. White are up to their usual shenanigans, eating chocolate and spreading gossip. It seems to be the season for crime in the small town of Blue River. Thefts and petty crimes are rife. Ally’s hunky boyfriend, Detective Luke Elm, is flat out trying to ensure that Blue River is crime free and justice is served.

But things become far more serious when a resident of Blue River is found murdered. Mrs. Bing is determined to help find out who murdered her friend and asks Ally to join her in her investigative efforts. With a little help from Charlotte, Mrs. Cale and Mrs. White, as well as Ally and Charlotte’s trusty companions, Arnold their pot-bellied pig, and Peaches their feline-friend, they do a little sleuthing. The sleuths reveal a mountain of clues and suspects and land up wrapped up in some risky situations. Has their luck run out or will they get a Christmas miracle?

Will the crooks be caught, and the murderer found in time for Christmas? Will the wrong person land up behind bars for the holiday season? Or worse, will one of the sleuths not be around to celebrate Christmas ever again?

Recipe Included: Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Read Christmas Cookies and Criminals by USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author Cindy Bell and join Ally, Charlotte, Arnold, Peaches and their friends for a delicious, heartwarming holiday whodunit that will keep you glued to the page!!  (Amazon)

Editions available:  Kindle












The Slayings in Sydenham (The London Murder Mysteries Book 7) by [Castle, Alice]A dangerous move…

Single mum and super sleuth, Beth Haldane, has been set her most daunting task yet by handsome cop boyfriend Inspector Harry York. He wants her to find them a new home – outside Dulwich! Beth can hardly bear the idea, so when a young estate agent turns up dead, she diverts her energies to nailing the killer instead.

As it turns out, more or less everyone in Dulwich who has ever moved house may have a motive. But do some of the richest residents have an even stronger reason to murder the agent than others? What on earth is up with Dr Grover, head of prestigious private school, Wyatt’s? Does Beth’s uber-mummy nemesis, Belinda MacKenzie, have more reason than usual to be swaggering about the village? And who is sending Beth sinister text messages?

Join Beth for her seventh thrilling adventure amid the mean streets of south London, in The Slayings in Sydenham!

Read this ebook for *FREE* with Kindle Unlimited.

Read the complete London Murder Mystery series

1. Death in Dulwich
2. The Girl in the Gallery
3. Calamity in Camberwell
4. Homicide in Herne Hill
5. Revenge on the Rye
6. The Body in Belair Park
7. The Slayings in Sydenham  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback











A Bit Of Sweet Spice Mystery And The Rice Paddy Murder Mystery (Ronin Flash Fiction Collection Series Book 2) by [Higgins, Kristie Lynn]

Ronin Flash Fiction Collection series includes two of the following short stories from the Ronin Flash Fiction series:

1. A Bit Of Sweet Spice Mystery
Type: flash fiction about 700 words
A Bit Of Sweet Spice Mystery is a Kindle Unlimited mystery book and part of the Ronin Flash Fiction series. Maji… a world fusing East and West cultures, during an era before the emergence of the steam engine. The sword was the ultimate weapon and brought order to the planet under the Emperor. Enter this alternate reality and see a fusing of two cultures. Travel through the world of ‘Ronin: Have Sword-Will Travel’ and see a glimpse of the age of the samurai full of intrigue and suspense.

The ronin must solve a mystery surrounding missing sweet spice.

2. The Rice Paddy Murder Mystery
Type: flash fiction about 650 words
The Rice Paddy Murder Mystery is a Kindle Unlimited mystery book and part of the Ronin Flash Fiction series. Maji… a world fusing East and West cultures, during an era before the emergence of the steam engine. The sword was the ultimate weapon and brought order to the planet under the Emperor. Enter this alternate reality and see a fusing of two cultures. Travel through the world of ‘Ronin: Have Sword-Will Travel’ and see a glimpse of the age of the samurai full of intrigue and suspense.

The ronin must solve a mystery surrounding a body found in a rice paddy. Very quick reads, so sit back and enjoy this free kindle unlimited mysteries story. Meet the mysterious ronin detective who with sword in hand solves mysteries and helps those in need.

Ronin: Have Sword-Will Travel Mystery Series:
1. The Missing Japanese Chin Mystery

Ronin Flash Fiction Series:
1. The Tea Set Mystery
2. The Koi Pond Murder Mystery
3. A Bit Of Sweet Spice Mystery
4. The Rice Paddy Murder Mystery

The Ronin: Have Sword-Will Travel Mystery book series is action mixed with mystery with a slash of thriller thrown in. Be immersed in an alternate reality of the Japanese culture of the samurai mixed with a steampunk era of the American Wild West. Enjoy this free kindle unlimited cozy mystery collection of books. More stories will be added to this cozy mystery series so check back often to read more about the ronin.

New to Flash Fiction? Flash Fiction are very very short books to tickle your fancy. They are a great way to see a writer’s style and be introduced to the worlds they create and envision. These flash fiction pieces are part of a kindle unlimited mystery series so check them all out. Samurai detective and ronin gumshoe all rolled into one.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












Murder in the Houston High Rise: The Donahue Brothers of Texas, Book 3 (Texas-Sized Mysteries 6) by [Francik, Michelle, Press, Sweet Promise]


Ashanti Jones is trying to find her place in the world. When she overhears a conversation that makes her feel unwelcome, she accepts an invitation from Adam Donahue to visit him in his Houston high rise apartment. She heads to the big city, determined to find a dependable job and carve out a better future for her and her daughter.

But when a cute little West Highland Terrier shows up at the door with bloody paws, her job hunt gets rapidly sidelined. Now to protect the people she loves, and catch a killer, Ashanti must navigate through quirky suspects, romance she’s not ready for, and misread intentions to bring the bad guys to justice!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle
















Grave Seas: A Maddie Graves and Rowan Gray Mystery by [Hart, Lily Harper]

Maddie Graves-Winters and her new husband Nick officially have everything … including the perfect honeymoon. They’re going on their very first cruise, and they just happen to be guests on the Bounding Storm.
Rowan Gray and Quinn Davenport are basking in the love. They’re looking forward to planning their own wedding … and moving into bigger digs on the ship, something Quinn managed to wrangle thanks to his position as head of security.
Both couples find themselves involved in a dark mystery when the female half of another honeymooning couple goes missing. Between out-of-control, rollicking women causing trouble at every turn and a rather mysterious man who appears to be on vacation alone, there are multiple suspects to focus on. That includes the husband, who seems to be acting out of sorts.
Maddie and Rowan both have abilities but they’re leery about admitting it. They’re going to have to work together if they expect to solve this case, though, and that means trusting each other with their darkest secrets.
It’s going to be a leap of faith … but both women are determined to find a happy ending for this particular missing woman. They simply have no idea how they’re going to manage it.

Note: This is a crossover between the Maddie Graves and Rowan Gray series. It is set after the completion of both series.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Audiobook













Sauvigone for Good (The Wine Trail Mysteries Book 4) by [Eaton, J.C.]Can Norrie stop a murderer’s reign of terroir?
The descent of winter on the Finger Lakes means it’s time for the Wine Trail Association’s Chocolate and Wine Extravaganza. Unfortunately, for screenwriter-turned-reluctant vintner, Norrie Ellington, her Two Witches Winery is co-hosting the festivities. Norrie’s  duties include wrangling the three international chocolatiers featured at the event—bitter rivals and industry influencers who can make or break Two Witches.

But the heated competition among the celebrity confectioners soon spills out of the professional arena, and before the Extravaganza is over, one of the cocoa pros is dead, last seen sipping a Two Witches’ Cabernet Sauvignon. With spirits souring at the Extravaganza and her winery on the line, Norrie must hustle to find the uncorked killer before Two Witches’ reputation is crushed once and for all.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback














True to Me (A By the Sea Novel) by [Bratt, Kay]From the bestselling author of Wish Me Home comes a breathtaking novel about the secrets that families keep and one woman’s illuminating search for the truth.

Quinn Maguire has a stable life, a fiancé, and what she thinks is a clear vision for her future. All of that comes undone by her mother’s deathbed confession—the absentee father Quinn spent thirty years resenting is not her real father at all. With that one revealing whisper, Quinn embarks on a journey to Maui, her mother’s childhood home, a storied paradise that holds the truth about her mother’s past and all its secrets Quinn is determined to uncover.

But settling on the island has its complications, and with the fiancé she left behind questioning every choice she makes, Quinn’s quest for her truth is even more difficult than she expected. As time passes and she digs deeper into her family history and her own identity, one thing becomes clear: Maui is as beautiful as she’d always imagined, and its magic is helping uncover the woman that Quinn was always meant to be.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook
















Bow Wow Big House (Country Cottage Mysteries Book 4) by [Moore, Addison, Bloom, Bellamy]An innkeeper who reads minds. An ornery detective. And a trail of bodies. Cider Cove is the premiere destination for murder.

My name is Bizzy Baker, and I can read minds—not every mind, not every time but most of the time and believe me when I say it’s not all it’s cracked up to be.

A doggie fashion show is afoot at the local shelter and hopefully each cute pooch will find a home to call their own. I’ve been enlisted to help out with the endeavor and I’m more than happy to do it. But trouble seems to follow me wherever I go and that body I stumbled upon quickly complicates everything. Not to mention a certain someone is determined to out my ability to read minds—and this time, they just might succeed.

Bizzy Baker runs the Country Cottage Inn, has the ability to pry into the darkest recesses of both the human and animal mind, and has just stumbled upon a body. With the help of her kitten, Fish, a mutt named Sherlock Bones and an ornery yet dangerously good looking homicide detective, Bizzy is determined to find the killer.

The Country Cottage Inn is known for its hospitality. Leaving can be murder.

A laugh out loud cozy mystery by New York Times Bestseller Addison Moore and her partner in cozy crime, Bellamy Bloom.

Cider Cove, Maine is the premiere destination for fun and relaxation. But when a body turns up, it’s the premiere destination for murder.

A laugh out loud cozy mystery by New York Times Bestseller Addison Moore and her partner in cozy crime, USA TODAY bestselling author Bellamy Bloom.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












No Place Like Rome & No Biz Like Showbiz by [Moffett, Julie]Secrets, lies, and dead bodies. Just another week in the life of geek-girl Lexi Carmichael…

Two full-length Lexi Carmichael novels included!

No Place Like Rome

Italy might seem like a long way to go to hide after a disastrous date. But when sexy Ùberhacker Slash (no, that’s not his real name) asks me to go with him to Rome on an investigation, the timing is sort of perfect. My messed-up love life becomes the least of my worries, though, after the dead body, the near-kidnapping and the discovery of a top secret encrypted file that even I can’t hack.

With time running out, there’s only one thing to do: call in the legendary Zimmerman twins and my best fluent-in-Italian friend, Basia, to crack the code. Now if only someone could help me solve the mystery of whether Slash is flirting, or if all the kissing is just one of those “when in Rome” things…

But when we finally uncover the secret someone would kill to keep, it’s up to me to solve the case and save the lives of my best friends.

No Biz Like Showbiz

Lexi Carmichael: helping geeks everywhere get some.

Okay, so it’s not exactly as it seems, but that’s what’s happening on the dating reality show called Geeks Get Some that I, geek extraordinaire Lexi Carmichael, have been called to work on. Not that I’m a fan of reality shows (I can barely deal with my own reality). Still, I’ve been sent to Hollywood to find a hacker who’s screwing with the results of the show’s online voting system.

So what happens when I get there? Well, the producers convince me to continue my investigation from the inside. And what should be an easy hunt for the hacker turns ugly when he sets his sights on me. Add to that a studio obsessed with ratings, a bunch of nerdy contestants, and my own confusing love life, and unraveling this mystery might make me a star…or get me killed.

Originally published in 2013, 2014  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












Devil On My Doorstep (Witch Hazel Lane Mysteries Book 2) by [Collins, J. L. ]Welcome to Witch Hazel Lane…

It’s Christmas-time, and the ladies of Witch Hazel Lane are going all out. Caroling, bonfires, Christmas parties, not to mention the decorating! But in the midst of all the fun, Birdie Devaine is given a gift she can’t seem to get rid of – the presence of her old flame, Lucifer.

Yes, that Lucifer. He’s come to do some bargain shopping himself… for souls.

And when the town’s fake Santa is found keeled over only days away from Christmas, the whole town is left in a wintry shock.

Will Birdie be able to stop her ex from collecting on his contracts? And the ladies of Witch Hazel Lane want to know… who poisoned Santa’s hot cocoa!?

This book contains plenty of southern sass, friendship, some delicious comfort food, and a little bit of magic along the way!

Perfect for readers of Charlaine Harris, Joanna Fluke, and Leighann Dobbs!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Lonely Hearts Complex: A Tombora Springs Novella by [Wee, S K]


The simple serenity of small town living is shattered in the aftermath of a double murder. Two women struggle to find answers while balancing life and love.
Ruth is a divorced mother who is content with her uncomplicated life, even though she battles loneliness and feelings of abandonment. Dare she take a second chance at love?
Riley left college due to her ex-boyfriend’s criminal activities. In an attempt to hide from her past, she goes to the back-woods town of Tombora Springs to stay with her father who owns the ‘Lonely Hearts Complex.’  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle
















Yuletide Blend (A Paramour Bay Cozy Paranormal Mystery Book 10) by [Layne, Kennedy]Find out who’s been naughty or nice in the next snowbound whodunit of the Paramour Bay Mysteries by USA Today Bestselling Author Kennedy Layne…

Stockings are hung by the chimney with care and visions of catnip dance in the air this yuletide season in Paramour Bay. The spirit of giving is in full swing, and the residents of this small coastal Connecticut town are finishing up their last minute holiday shopping.

Raven Marigold takes a break from minding the tea shop to enjoy the winter wonderland the council members have magically created in the middle of town square. The holiday festival has everything from a lighted Christmas tree to singing elves. Even good ol’ St. Nick has shown up to hear the wish lists of excited children, but the jolliness in his ho-ho-ho disappears when one of his reindeer goes missing! Is this a reindeer-napping or has the precious animal just wandered off?

Grab a plate of sugar cookies and a glass of milk as Raven and the gang attempt to unwrap the next seasonal whodunit in order to save the cheer for a Merry Christmas this year!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle