New Releases For The Week Of January 5th, 2020–Part 1

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of January 5th, 2020. I am going to divide the list into 4 days because there are so 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.


Spitfire: A Livy Nash Mystery (LIVY NASH MYSTERY, A Book 1) by [Huie, M. L.]A page-turning new historical mystery for fans of Susan Elia MacNeal’s Maggie Hope series and Kate Quinn’s The Alice Network.

How far would you go for vengeance?

It’s V-E Day 1946 in London. World War II is long over, and former spy Livy Nash is celebrating with her third drink before noon. She went to war to kill Nazis. Dropped behind enemy lines as a courier, she quickly became one of the toughest agents in France. But her war ended with betrayal and the execution of the man she loved. Now, Livy spends her days proofreading a demeaning advice column for little ladies at home, and her nights alone with black market vodka.

But everything changes when she meets the infamous Ian Fleming. The man who will create the world’s most sophisticated secret agent has an agenda of his own and sends Livy back to France with one task: track down the traitor who killed the only man she ever loved. Livy jumps at the chance, heading back to Paris undercover as a journalist. But the City of Lights is teeming with spies, and Livy quickly learns just how much the game has changed. With enemies on every corner and ever-shifting alliances, she’ll have to learn to fight a new war if she wants to conquer the past once and for all.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook












Glittering Death: An Alyssa Chalmers mystery (Alyssa Chalmers mysteries Book 2) by [Radtke , Carmen]



1862. A group of brides from Australia have arrived in British Columbia, and love is
in the air – until their new-found happiness in the prospectors’ town “Run’s End” is
shattered when the hotel-owner is murdered. To make matters worse, something is
wrong with the stored gold at the hotel, and an epidemic makes it impossible for
anyone to leave town.
The brides set all their hopes on their friend Alyssa Chalmers to find the murderer
and restore peace in their new home. But the killer is cunning, and desperate …  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback














Murder by Midnight (A Miss Alice Murder Mystery Book 1) by [Baker, Blythe]Murder and mystery in a Scottish castle…

When Alice Beckingham boards a train for Edinburgh in 1929, she begins a journey that will test everything she thinks she knows about her past and her family. From the moment of her arrival at the rugged and remote Druiminn Castle, something sinister haunts her steps.

With the murder of her host and the revelation that one of her fellow guests at the castle is an unscrupulous jewel thief, Alice resolves to uncover secrets that someone will stop at nothing to keep hidden.

Coercing the coolly unpredictable Sherborne Sharp into assisting her, Alice follows in the footsteps of her detective cousin Rose and pursues a heartless killer through glittering dining rooms, shadowed passages, and moonlit groves. A mysterious local legend may hold the key to unraveling everything, but will Alice survive long enough to decipher it?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Hell Hath No Fury (Federal Bureau of Magic Cozy Mystery Book 7) by [Chase, Annabel]Welcome to Chipping Cheddar, where supernaturals are hidden in plain sight.

When Chief Fox turns into an animal during a moment of passion–and I mean that literally–I’m desperate to restore him to his human form. Unfortunately, I don’t have a clue how to make it happen. It doesn’t help that I’m trying to hide my relationship with him. Let’s face it, keeping a secret from my family is like walking a tightrope made of vipers. With Deputy Guthrie in charge of law enforcement and the chief unable to do anything except look adorable, my hands are full trying to keep the chief’s secret and solve this supernatural puzzle.

Can I restore Chief Fox to his human form in time or will he be doomed to live the rest of his life in the forest with the rest of the woodland creatures?

Hell Hath No Fury (Federal Bureau of Magic Cozy Mystery, Book 7) is a full-length humorous, paranormal cozy mystery.

Federal Bureau of Magic cozy mystery series:
Great Balls of Fury, Book 1
Fury Godmother, Book 2
No Guts, No Fury, Book 3
Grace Under Fury, Book 4
Bedtime Fury, Book 5
Three Alarm Fury, Book 6
Hell Hath No Fury, Book 7

Other books by Annabel Chase:
Starry Hollow Witches
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














Thistles and Thieves: The Highland Bookshop Mystery Series: Book 3 (The Highland Bookshop Mystery Series) by [MacRae, Molly]The latest entry in the charming Highland Bookshop mystery series finds the women of Yon Bonnie Books embroiled in the death of a local doctor, which sets off a chain of other curious—and deadly—events.

Out for a bicycle ride in the hills beyond Inversgail, Janet Marsh discovers the body of Dr. Malcolm Murray. The elderly Murray and his own bicycle went off the road and down a steep slope—he’s sprawled in the burn at the bottom, his damaged bike in a patch of thistles on the bank. Janet calls the Police Scotland emergency number. Tire tracks at the side of the narrow road suggest a vehicle might have been involved. But if it was an accident, the driver hasn’t come forward. And if it wasn’t an accident. . . . But who would want the well-loved, retired doctor dead?

A few days after the death, a box of vintage first editions is left on the doorstep of Yon Bonnie Books with a note: “Please look after these books. Thank you.” Janet and her crew at the shop are at first delighted, and then mystified—what exactly does “look after” mean? Are they free to sell them? And what are the odd notes penciled in the margins? With a little digging, the women decide the books might belong to Malcolm Murray or his reclusive brother, Gerald. When Janet and Christine call at Malcolm’s house, they find his confused, angry sister and evidence of a burglary. When they go to Gerald’s modest croft house, they find the door ajar and Gerald dead inside, stabbed with a regimental dagger.

While the police try to determine if the Murray brothers’ deaths are connected and who’s responsible, Janet and the bookshop owners try to find out how and why the box of books ended up on their doorstep. The police are interested in those questions, too, and they’re more than a little suspicious. Are the Yon Bonnie women as good with burglar tools as they are with books—and at finding bodies?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook












Snapshots and Suspicions in Las Vegas: A Tiffany Black Mystery (Tiffany Black Mysteries Book 18) by [Winters, A.R.]When cupcake-loving croupier Tiffany Black attends an office party at her friend Jack’s casino, she doesn’t expect murder to be on the menu.

Tim and Susan, employees in Jack’s human resources department, collapse during the event. When Susan dies from what appears to have been intentional poisoning, Tiffany has no choice but to take the case.

Who would’ve wanted to kill Susan, a pretty and charming young woman with seemingly no enemies but maybe a few too many admirers?

As Tiffany investigates her death, she uncovers a surprising life, and an office rife with simmering resentments.

Meanwhile, Ian’s attempts to patch things up with Sally lead to him being tormented by a terrifying toddler, and Tiffany’s dog Bridget may have found another career after all.

Praise for A.R. Winters:

“Fans of Stephanie Plum, meet Tiffany Black, A.R. Winters’s new heroine.” – Rea,

“You fall in love with Tiffany Black from the start, and the mystery starts immediately” – Melissa Greenberg, Top 1000 Reviewer

“The perfect balance of being lighthearted, but still a serious page-turning mystery.” – Jaycie D,

Snapshots and Suspicions in Las Vegas is the eighteenth book in The Tiffany Black in Las Vegas Mystery Series. Though it can be read as a standalone, it’s best read in series order.

This is a lighthearted cozy mystery featuring a strong female protagonist, some unusual friends and family, and a mystery that needs solving! It has no graphic gore, bad language or sex.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













The Case of Lightning Strikes Twice: A Mini Mystery Series (The Adventures of Finn and Annie Book 10) by [Greyson, Christopher]The first time a man’s house was struck by lightning, the insurance company thought it was a case of bad luck. But when the same man’s new vacation home is struck by lightning years later, Finn and Annie start wondering if it’s simply a case of unbelievably bad luck or something more ominous?

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 Lightning Strikes Twice!

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 Lightning Strikes Twice 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












A Notion of a Potion (The Happy Blending Witch Cozy Mystery Series Book 4) by [Barker, Constance]Poison Darts and Mystery Vines

Goodspring’s business folks are up in arms. A new NEED-IT-NOW store wants to open for business in the town and the shop owner’s are afraid it will ruin them. The man attempting to bring the store to town is a sly character and the witches have their hackles up. Business owners as well don’t care for the shifty character. But when a town hall meeting, discussing if the new store should be allowed to come to the town, is interrupted by a murder, Sam and friends want to know who would murder one of their own. Are there more mysteries in this small town that are about to reveal themselves?

The vines in Sam’s garden are getting stronger and more menacing. What do they mean and why can’t she kill them?

Tessa and Ethan’s romance gets hotter, but will his new found heritage put a dent in their relationship?

***Find out in the next book in the Happy Blendings Witch Cozy Mystery Series***  (Amazon)

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Kickoff: A Lainie Lovett Mystery (Lainie Lovett Mysteries Book 5) by [Arnold, Judith]When one of Lainie Lovett’s closest friends suspects her husband of cheating on her, she turns to Lainie for help. He insists he’s innocent, but he’s seen leaving the Other Woman’s house—shortly before the Other Woman turns up dead, apparently killed after pigging out on Happy’s Hamburgers. Now he’s suspected of murder, and he begs Lainie to clear his name. How can she say no? His wife is the goalie of the Rockettes, Lainie’s soccer team.

Lainie has to make sense of the victim’s blasé family and back-stabbing pals. Add to this the mysterious green car that keeps appearing in front of Lainie’s house, the romantic ups and downs of her flaky sister-in-law, the subtle pressure she’s feeling from her boyfriend, and kickoff week—the start of a new school year for Lainie and her fellow teachers. She also has to figure out why the victim, a devout vegetarian, would consume all those fast-food hamburgers.

Whether it’s affection for family and friends, passion for teaching, enthusiasm for soccer, panic over a possibly straying husband, or a soul-deep craving for a greasy meat patty on a toasted bun… Ultimately, everything is about love. And love, Lainie learns, can cause a whole lot of trouble.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












Wish Upon A Witch (This Good Witch Mystery Series Book 1) by [May, Lucy]Juliette is a good witch. Really. Her name is literally Juliette Good. Apologies for the redundancy. Good witch or not, she often ends up in the wrong place at the wrong time. Returning home to Charm Cove, Maine after the holidays, she makes a nostalgic wish in the town’s fountain.

As unfortunate luck would have it, seconds later the town’s ancient beloved balsam tree catches fire and is burned to a crisp. By virtue of being a witness, Juliette is also a suspect.

Suddenly, wishes cast by random strangers in the fountain are granted almost instantly if Juliette happens to be nearby. In the less magical realm, residents of Charm Cove are up in arms over winter road maintenance and a few too many fender benders during the icy winter.

Meanwhile, the only other person known to be present when the ancient balsam tree caught fire is Donovan Wick—a warlock who’s just moved back to town. He’s handsome and charming, and Juliette just might be falling for him.

There’s not much time for romance when the witches and warlocks of Charm Cove are chasing down whoever cast the spell that harmed the tree, and the entire town is disgruntled over the state of the roads. The mundane and magical are all tangled together.

Take a visit to Charm Cove, where Wicked meets Good and where you just might find there’s almost always more than meets the eye.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












A White Rabbit's Tale: An Antique Hunters Mystery Book 6 by [Vass, Vicki]


In 1893, the world came to Chicago bringing with it innovation, art and an unsolved mystery. At the heart of that mystery, a local denizen Ophelia Rorke used the White City as her battleground to fight for women’s rights. She formed a secret society leaving a legacy that lay dormant until antique hunters CC Muller and Anne Hillstrom climb down the rabbit hole to discover her secret. Now that the rabbit is out of the hat, Anne and CC must capture it before another resident shows up dead. This is the sixth book in the Antique Hunters series which draws on historical facts and reimaginations to form a cozy world of mystery.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle















Silenced in Sequins (A Resale Boutique Mystery Book 2) by [Sennefelder, Debra]Former Manhattan fashion buyer Kelly Quinn is turning her grandmother’s outdated consignment shop into her quaint hometown’s hot spot for upscale style—until her second-hand couture makes the scene of an ice-cold crime . . .

With her bottom line looking a little threadbare, Kelly is going all out to promote the Lucky Cove Resale Boutique. She’s counting on Black Friday to recover her start-up expenses—including a website and an advertising blitz. But the publicity is overkill when two warring divas, and one sparkly evening dress, thrust Kelly and her fledgling business into a scandal she can’t afford.

The gorgeous garment came to Kelly from the walk-in closets of Wendy Johnson, one of reality TV’s Long Island Ladies. When Wendy’s former co-star, Diana Delacourte, graces a Christmas gala in the dress that was once her rival’s, a very public catfight ensues. But is Wendy to blame when sequin-clad Diana turns up dead? Dodging the show’s ever-present cameras—and a detective’s stern warnings—Kelly hunts for a killer before the powerful celebrity-suspect makes good on her threats and rips her to shreds . . .  (Amazon)

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