New Releases For The Week Of January 5th, 2020–Part 3

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

 

Ghostly Charms (A Harper Harlow Mystery Book 14) by [Hart, Lily Harper]Harper Harlow thought the only thing she was going to have to worry about in the shadow of spring was planning her wedding. She was wrong.
A string of break-ins in Whisper Cove have caught the attention of the cops, including her fiancé Jared Monroe. Things take a turn for the worse when one of those break-ins results in the death of a local barber. It seems what was once written off as teenage hijinks is something else entirely.
In addition to the break-ins, Harper finds herself distracted by a new resident. He’s bringing an art gallery to town … as well as his troubled sister.
Rain Porter doesn’t want to be in Southeastern Michigan and she’s hiding a big secret. Harper is determined to help the girl until the young woman pushes the exact wrong buttons.
Things aren’t what they seem and the deeper Harper digs the more she worries that she doesn’t really want to find an answer. When a ghost from the other side of the state shows up and starts invading her dreams, things go from bad to worse.
Jared wants nothing more than to protect Harper, but there are some things he can’t fight … and a ghost is one of them.
It’s going to take everyone working together to find a way out of this one and even then survival is not a given. Jump on the ghost train with Harper, Jared, and Zander … because this one is going to be a wild ride.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Secrets and Stilettos (Murder In Style Book 1) by [LaManna, Gina]For fans of Sophie Kinsella and Janet Evanovich…

Fashion can be deadly…

Jenna McGovern’s strappy shoes and sundresses are not going to cut it when she makes the move from Hollywood Hills to Blueberry Lake, Minnesota in the stone-cold dead of winter. A former stylist to the stars, Jenna’s determined to bring the latest red-carpet fashions back to the Midwest in an effort to revive her mother’s floundering thrift shop.

When Jenna finds out her first client is Grant Mark, the best man in a high-profile winter wedding, she’s thrilled. However, when Grant gets a little too handsy in the dressing room, Jenna is forced to fend him off with her stiletto and send him packing. While she’s glad to be rid of the difficult groomsman, it’s pure bad luck that Grant is found dead later that afternoon from a high heel to the throat. What’s worse is that the attractive chief of police is convinced Jenna’s the one who put it there.

If Jenna doesn’t clear her name quickly, she’ll not only lose the chance to style the biggest winter wedding Blueberry Lake has ever seen, but her mother’s thrift store will go under for good—and Jenna will be stuck flaunting the worst fashion of all time: a neon orange jumpsuit.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hex Type Thing (A Moonstone Bay Cozy Mystery Book 5) by [Lee, Amanda M.]

Hadley Hunter is feeling on top of the world.
She’s embracing her new home on Moonstone Bay and coming into her own as a witch. Her boyfriend Galen Blackwood, who happens to be sheriff, is even involving her in his investigations.
Unfortunately, the peace on Moonstone Bay is about to be threatened.
A local millionaire and a one-hit-wonder songstress are hosting the Skyclad Festival, a paranormal beach extravaganza that features a bevy of famous faces in paranormal circles … and those who want to hobnob with them. There’s only one little problem … .
One of the local influencers, a woman whose only job is to rave about things on the internet, ends up dead. Then, in short order, the organizer himself goes missing. That means Galen is on the case … and Hadley insists on serving as his sidekick.
There are a lot of witches on the island. The question is: Is magic to blame for murder or is something more insidious happening?
It’s going to take everyone working together to find the correct answers – and keep each other safe – as the problem on the beach deteriorates.
Someone has murder on the mind and Hadley is determined to find the culprit. All she has to do is survive long enough to uncover a mystery that has roots in a past long since forgotten … well, and not step on the wrong witchy toes.
The odds of doing both seem long but where there’s a witch, there’s a way.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Maltese Parrot: A Patricia Fisher Mystery (A Humorous Cruise Ship Cozy Mystery Book 9) by [higgs, steve]When she finds a wounded member of British Intelligence in her bedroom, Patricia really isn’t that surprised. I mean, it happens all the time, doesn’t it? However, she is surprised, and really not delighted, to hear that he has a secret task for her.

Find his contact, hand over a harmless looking data storage device that just happens to have the details of a superweapon on it and save the world from certain disaster. Her country needs her. Well, that’s just perfect.

Throw into the mix a missing grandmother who just might have been grabbed by sex traffickers, foreign agents who all want the weapon, and the return of her gin-guzzling friend Lady Mary Bostihill-Swank and her relaxing, romantic stop in Malta might be the most exciting two days of her life.

Get ready for another cozy thrill ride as Patricia, Barbie, Jermaine, and more get in and out of trouble in an ancient island paradise.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Kudzu Killer: A Hillbilly Hexes Cozy Mystery (Hillbilly Hexes Cozy Mystery Series Book 3) by [Moses, Ellie]

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

A corpse turns up in The Kudzu Kafe and everyone in Devil’s Elbow wonders whether Granny Mack could be a killer since the victim is none other than Maybelle Hunt. The two women have a history that even Jolene didn’t know about.

Granny’s under house arrest and Maybelle’s nephew is out for justice.

Can Jolene solve the murder and clear Granny’s good name?

Set for a spell and have a heaping helping of hospitality and murder in this Appalachian flavored cozy mystery series starting with The Kudzu Killer.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tis the Season (The Randolph Saga Book 3) by [Coverdale, Nicole]Coming home is never easy…
Coming home to Serenity, North Carolina was supposed to be easy, at least that’s what Brody McGuire thought, but after dealing with the aftermath of a vicious serial killer, all he wants to is to be left alone. Memories plague him from that day… and the one he wasn’t able to save. Now months later, he finds himself traveling to Fairmont, Colorado to visit his estranged father, but upon his arrival, things spin out of control fast. Now with his father dead, he finds himself questioning him, his father, and his past.
All she wants is a fresh start…
Two years ago, Meghan Anderson was living in Los Angeles with her three children, when she got the call that every wife dreads… that her husband was dead. Struggling to put the pieces of their lives back together, and to shield her children from the horror of that day, she moves them to the small town of Fairmont, Colorado. She’s got her hands full, dealing with the kids, and now, to top it off, the heat’s not working in the new house. That’s when she meets Brody McGuire. Tall, dark, handsome, and good with the kids, she finds herself feeling things she hasn’t felt in years. But he’s a cop, just like her husband was. How could she ever open her heart to him?
Struggling to ignore the feelings they both feel, Meghan and Brody draw closer together, but as they do someone is lurking in the shadows… ready to claim what is his… and right before Christmas.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the Shadow of Vesuvius: A Lady Emily Mystery (Lady Emily Mysteries Book 14) by [Alexander, Tasha]In skillfully intertwined storylines from the dawn of the twentieth century and the heyday of the Roman Empire, Tasha Alexander’s In the Shadow of Vesuvius, the latest installment to her bestselling series, brings Lady Emily and her husband to Pompeii, where they uncover a recent crime in the ancient city.

Some corpses lie undisturbed longer than others. But when Lady Emily discovers a body hidden in plain sight amongst the ruins of Pompeii, she sets in motion a deadly chain of events that ties her future to the fate of a woman whose story had been lost for nearly two thousand years.

Emily and her husband, Colin Hargreaves, have accompanied her dear friend Ivy Brandon on a trip to Pompeii. When they uncover a corpse and the police dismiss the murder as the work of local gangsters, Emily launches an investigation of her own. She seems to be aided by the archaeologists excavating the ruins, including a moody painter, the enigmatic site director, and a free-thinking American capable of sparring with even the Duke of Bainbridge. But each of them has secrets hiding among the ruins.

The sudden appearance of a beautiful young woman who claims a shocking relationship to the Hargreaves family throws Emily’s investigation off-course. And as she struggles to face an unsettling truth about Colin’s past, it becomes clear that someone else wants her off the case—for good. Emily’s resolve to unearth the facts is unshakable. But how far below the surface can she dig before she risks burying herself along with the truth?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Secret Remains: A Coroner's Daughter Mystery by [Dornbush, Jennifer Graeser]A cold case murder, a grisly discovery, and a viper’s nest of resentment, betrayal, and dirty secrets converge in this mystery perfect for fans of Kathy Reichs and Jayne Ann Krentz.

It’s been 12 years since Sandi Parkman went missing after being dropped off at home by her schoolmate, Nick Larson, now the Sheriff of Freeport, Michigan. When a construction crew unearths Sandi’s bones–along with Nick’s letterman jacket and one of his hairs–Nick becomes suspect number one in the murder.

Dr. Emily Hartford, the daughter of Freeport’s medical examiner, is called in to investigate, but the case is about to get personal. Nick was Emily’s high school love, and now she has to either clear his name–or contend that he’s the killer. As she delves into the case, a host of other suspects emerge: a coterie of Nick’s jock friends from high school; Sandi’s sister, Tiffany, now a dancer at a local strip club; and James VanDerMuellen, a trust funder who’s recently returned to Freeport.

As the autumn skies darken over Freeport and the holiday season looms, Emily must sift through more than Sandi’s brittle bones to solve the case. Can she exonerate Nick–and rekindle their long-smoldering romance? The race is on to find the truth.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strawberry Shortcake Sins (MURDER IN THE MIX Book 21) by [Moore, Addison]A baker who sees the dead. One too many suitors.
And a killer. Living in Honey Hollow can be murder.

*A laugh out loud standalone cozy mystery by New York Times Bestseller Addison Moore* All books in the series can be read individually but are best enjoyed in order.

My name is Lottie Lemon, and I see dead people. Okay, so I rarely see dead people, mostly I see furry creatures of the dearly departed variety, aka dead pets, who have come back from the other side to warn me of their previous owner’s impending doom.

A couple of feuding food vloggers descend upon my bakery to shoot an episode of their culinary videos and it quickly devolves into a strawberry shortcake disaster. And then there is Everett with his new reality taking over his existence—and don’t get me started on Noah. That dark secret he just uttered has the power to destroy everything he’s worked for and perhaps so much more. It’s spring in Honey Hollow and heartache is sprouting up everywhere. But there is a murder to solve and a cute little ghostly corgi to help me do just that. The heat index is rising in Honey Hollow and it’s shaping up to be a real killer.

Lottie Lemon has a brand new bakery to tend to, a budding romance with perhaps one too many suitors, and she has the supernatural ability to see dead pets—which are always harbingers for ominous things to come. Throw in the occasional ghost of the human variety, a string of murders, and her insatiable thirst for justice, and you’ll have more chaos than you know what to do with.

Living in the small town of Honey Hollow can be murder.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Body at the Bakery (A Cornish Witch Mystery Book 1) by [Berry, Stella]

 

Cornish Cream Tea with a dollop of death on the side.

When a body is found in her sister’s bakery, Morgana rushes to Ellie’s aid. She’s supposed to have ‘abilities’ to see more than most, but she’s suppressed them for years. However, if she wants to help Ellie, then it’s time to dust off her pointy hat and get back on that metaphorical broomstick.

With her brother-in-law in custody, her wicked twin back in town, not to mention a smoking hot chef raising her temperature, Morgana has more than enough to distract her. Can she hone her skills again in time to find the real murderer?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fatal Roots: A County Cork Mystery by [Connolly, Sheila]Some secrets are too big to stay buried…

A few months ago, Boston expat Maura Donovan was rekindled with her mother after more than twenty years of absence. Since then, Maura has been getting accustomed to Irish living, complete with an inherited house and a pub named Sullivan’s. But now, her mother has returned–and she’s brought Maura’s half-sister in tow. To make matters more confusing, a handful of Cork University students are knocking on Maura’s door asking about a mystical fairy fort that happens to be located on Maura’s piece of land.

The lore indicates that messing with the fort can cause bad luck, and most everyone is telling Maura not to get too involved for fear of its powers, but Maura is curious about her own land, and she definitely doesn’t buy into the superstition. Then one of the students disappears after a day of scoping out the fort on Maura’s property.

Maura treads carefully, asking the folks around town who might have an idea, but no one wants anything to do with these forts. She has to take matters into her own hand–it’s her land, after all. But when she uncovers a decades-old corpse buried in the center of the fort, nothing is for certain.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tied Up With a Bow: A County Cork Mystery by [Connolly, Sheila]

Pub owner Maura Donovan is still learning the local customs of the Irish village she now calls home, and with the holidays approaching she’s unsure how much, or how little, to decorate. She’s also puzzled by the small construction project going on across the street, which is shrouded in secrecy and has the whole of West Cork guessing what it might be. But most troubling of all is the secretive young boy who shows up at the pub’s door, hinting that he and his mother had to leave Dublin–in a hurry.

Sensing danger, Maura becomes more alarmed when an unknown man shows up and begins lurking around the pub. With so many questions on her mind and so few answers, Maura knows she’ll have to turn to her new village friends to help her sort out all the mysterious goings-on–and maybe deliver an unexpected gift to someone in need.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle