New Releases For The Week Of January 5th, 2020–Part 4

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


The Witch's Triumph: (A Cozy Witch Mystery) (Generation Hex Book 3) by [Kincaid, Iris]Was Marvel Canyon’s latest murder just a means to an end? Perhaps it was meant to ignite a war between the human Moles and the Earthborn witches. Perhaps it was meant to ruin the Shimmer sisters’ business and run them out of town.

Or perhaps it was an accident, caused by the Shimmers’ own fledgling magic!

Beryl Shimmer is tired of walking on a tightrope. With her reluctant sisters. With adorable, but ambivalent Emerson. With a distrustful town on the verge of turning into a toxic waste dump. And with her own future, which she can see as about as clearly as mud.

Solving this crime may be the key to a better future for everyone in this town. Provided that Beryl can figure out whether or not she had anything to do with the murder!  (Amazon)

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There's A Murder Afoot: A Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery by [Delany, Vicki]Just in time for Sherlock Holmes’s 166th birthday, the fifth installment in national bestselling author Vicki Delany’s Sherlock Holmes Bookshop mystery takes Sherlockania to the max with a Holmes convention and historic 221 Baker Street.

Gemma Doyle and her friends travel to London for a Sherlock Holmes convention–but will Gemma’s father take the fall for a felonious forger’s fatality?

The 6th of January is Sherlock Holmes’s birthday, and lucky for Gemma Doyle, January is also the slowest time of the year at both the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop and Emporium, and Mrs. Hudson’s Tea Room. It’s a good time for Gemma and her friends to travel to England for a Holmes Convention. For Gemma, the trip provides an opportunity to visit her parents, Jayne Wilson is excited about seeing all the sites London has to offer, and Ryan Ashburton just wants to spend some time with Gemma. But the trip is immediately derailed when Gemma’s father Henry recognizes his brother-in-law Randolph Denhaugh, who disappeared more than thirty years ago on the night he stole a valuable painting from his own parents.

Henry, a retired detective with Scotland Yard, has been keeping tabs on the man’s career as a forger of Old Masters and he warns Randy to stay away from his family. It’s up to Gemma, with the help of her friends, to plunge into the “lowest and vilest alleys” of London to save her father from prison.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook











Please Do Feed the Cat (The Brimful Coffers Mysteries Book 2) by [Babson, Marian]This mystery “immerses the reader in English village life [with] a cast of delightful characters, including cats” (Publishers Weekly).

Mystery writer Lorinda Lucas doesn’t like the trend toward overly gruesome crime fiction—but she’s even more upset about Roscoe, the cat who lives next door. He used to look well-fed and well cared for, but when Lorinda gets back from her most recent book tour, she’s worried by his dangerously skinny appearance.

It turns out that Roscoe’s owner has a new girlfriend who’s put the poor cat on a deprivation diet—and that’s not the only bad news in Brimful Coffers. There’s been a fatal hit-and-run and escalating tensions—and before she knows it, the mystery writer will be investigating a real-life murder case . . .

This witty, suspenseful tale comes from an Agatha Award–winning author whose “name on a mystery is a guarantee of quality writing wrapped around an unusual crime” (Houston Chronicle).

Please Do Feed the Cat is the 1st book in the Brimful Coffers Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook













The Cat Who Wasn't a Dog (The Trixie Dolan & Evangeline Sinclair Mysteries Book 6) by [Babson, Marian]A rescued cat is a clue to a killer’s identity in this cozy mystery by an “utterly entertaining” Agatha Award–winning author (Booklist).

Aging actress Dame Cecile Savoy is on the way to a Brighton taxidermist’s shop, accompanied by her friends Trixie and Evangeline—and her recently departed Pekingese. But when they arrive, they discover a dead body, a spreading fire, and a helpless Japanese bobtail cat in a cage.

After rescuing the endangered kitty, aka Cho-Cho-San, Trixie and Evangeline now have another heroic task to attempt: finding out who’s responsible, and what sort of person would bring a live cat to a place like that.

“Ailurophiles will want to snuggle up to British veteran Marian Babson’s latest comic feline cozy.” —Publishers Weekly

The Cat Who Wasn’t a Dog is the 6th book in the Trixie Dolan & Evangeline Sinclair Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback














No Cooperation from the Cat (The Trixie Dolan & Evangeline Sinclair Mysteries Book 7) by [Babson, Marian]The Agatha Award–winning author’s “charming heroines” return as a cookbook writer is entangled in a mysterious death (Kirkus Reviews).

Trixie and Evangeline’s shared kitchen is unusually crowded as Trixie’s daughter, Martha, tests recipes for her upcoming cookbook, with help from her editor. But as they rush to meet their deadline, a few more people show up unexpectedly . . . including the husband of the cookbook’s original author, now mysteriously deceased, who Martha replaced.

When one of these unwanted guests turns up dead, the truth will have to come out eventually—and Trixie and Evangeline are on the case, along with Cho-Cho-San, their beloved Japanese bobtail.

“Lively . . . Fans of frothy, dialogue-heavy British cozies will be in heaven right up to the madcap climax.” —Publishers Weekly

No Cooperation from the Cat is the 7th book in the Trixie Dolan & Evangeline Sinclair Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.  (Amazon)

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The Cat Next Door by [Babson, Marian]A suspenseful tale of murder and mystery in a dysfunctional British family: “Babson is as easy to read as ever” (Kirkus Reviews).

Margot has come back to England from America to show solidarity with her extended family in the midst of a scandalous murder trial. Cousin Chloe stands accused of stabbing her identical twin sister, Claudia, and Margot’s well-to-do relatives are, understandably, a mess—that is to say, even more dysfunctional than usual. One is eating compulsively to cope with the stress; Claudia’s teenage daughter is hiding out in her bedroom; the paparazzi are hounding everyone; and all the while Chloe won’t speak a word to the police, lawyers, or doctors. No wonder the household’s pet Abyssinian, Tikki, has gone to stay with the neighbors.

But things are about to get worse when Margot, searching for Tikki, finds another victim—whom no one recognizes—in the pond, in this absorbing novel from an Agatha Award–winning author.

“What can a reviewer say about Marian Babson? If you haven’t read at least one of her books, you have definitely missed the boat. She is consistently witty.” —Mystery News  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook











To Catch a Cat by [Babson, Marian]The last thing 11-year-old Robin wants to hear is that his mother and her new husband are extending their honeymoon indefinitely. Not that staying with his Aunt Mags is so bad, but there’s her boyfriend to contend with, and the members of the school gang are insisting that he complete a dare before they let him join the group. They want Robin to kidnap Mrs. Nordling’s prize-winning cat when no one is home.

Getting into the Nordlings’ house is easy, and Robin manages to find the cat and put him in his bag. As Robin is leaving, however, he stumbles upon a terrifying scene – Mr. Nordling leaving the master bedroom with blood all over his body. Robin is momentarily paralyzed and then flees down the stairs. He can’t be sure whether or not he has been seen, but realizes that in order to stay safe, he will have to hide the unusual-looking cat.

Meanwhile, Mr. Nordling is getting desperate. He knows that if he can find the unmistakable cat he will also find the witness to his brutal crime. He begins a frantic search for the young boy, but his infuriating neighbor won’t leave him alone. She is beginning to understand what happened that night, and he decides that he will have to deal with her too.

In her 36th published mystery, Marian Babson delights listeners again with her usual charm and lighthearted humor. To Catch a Cat will capture the hearts of feline lovers and mystery fans alike.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook












Bound for Murder: A Blue Ridge Library Mystery by [Gilbert, Victoria]

Public Library director Amy Webber’s friend “Sunny” Fields is running for mayor. But nothing puts a damper on a campaign like an actual skeleton in a candidate’s closet. Sunny’s grandparents ran a commune back in the 1960s on their organic farm. But these former hippies face criminal charges when human remains are found in their fields–and a forensic examination reveals that the death was neither natural nor accidental.

With Sunny’s mayoral hopes fading, Amy sets her wedding plans aside, says “not yet” to the dress, and uses her research skills to clear her best friend’s family. Any of the now-elderly commune members could have been the culprit. As former hippies perish one by one, Amy and her friends Richard, Aunt Lydia, and Hugh Chen pursue every lead. But if Amy can’t find whoever killed these “flower children,” someone may soon be placing flowers on her grave.  (Amazon)

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Hijinks & Murder: A Violet Carlyle Historical Mystery (The Violet Carlyle Mysteries Book 18) by [Byers, Beth]January 1926

Violet has received an obscure note, a strange request, and the claim of a murder. She’d like to ignore it, but the writer knows too much about her.

Has someone died? Who is the author of the note and why are they dragging Violet into this crime? Just what is going on and will Violet be able to reach the bottom of this madness?

Book EIGHTEEN in the Violet Carlyle Mysteries. Are you ready for the roaring twenties? You’ll love Vi, her patient husband Jack, her indulgent twin Vic, and their friends. For fans of Carola Dunn, Jacqueline Winspear, Georgette Heyer, 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 Violet Carlyle Series
Murder & the Heir
Murder at Kennington House
Murder at the Folly
A Merry Little Murder
New Year’s Madness: A Short Story Anthology
Valentine’s Madness: A Short Story Anthology
Murder Among the Roses
Murder in the Shallows
Gin & Murder
Obsidian Murder
Murder at the Ladies Club
Weddings Vows & Murder
A Jazzy Little Murder
Murder by Chocolate
A Friendly Little Murder
Murder by the Sea
Murder On All Hallows
Murder in the Shadows
A Jolly Little Murder
Christmas Madness: A Short Story Anthology
Hijinks & Murder
Love & Murder

*There are two short stories that fall between A Merry Little Murder and Murder Among the Roses. They are: New Year’s Madness and Valentine’s Madness. There is also a short story that falls between Murder by Chocolate and A Friendly Little Murder found in Candlelit Madness.  (Amazon)

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Cozy Case Files, A Cozy Mystery Sampler, Volume 8 by [Shelton, Paige, Kelly, Diane, Chien, Vivien, Penney, Elizabeth, Cox, Susan, Beaton, M. C.]Looking for a new cozy series? In the new edition of Cozy Case Files, Minotaur Books compiles the beginnings of five charming cozy mysteries starting in December 2019 for free for easy sampling.

Travel cross country – and across the ocean – with the latest cozies by the following authors: M.C. Beaton, Vivien Chien, Diane Kelly, Elizabeth Penney, and Paige Shelton.

Start in Cleveland in Egg Drop Dead, where a dinner party catered by Ho-Lee Noodle House has deadly consequences. From there pop down to Nashville, where the real estate market is to die for, in Dead in the Doorway.

Travel to Maine in series debut Hems & Homicide; this apron shop will have readers on pins and needles! You’ll finish your journey across the pond. In The Stolen Letter, pandemonium ensues in Edinburgh when bookseller Delaney Nichols meets a woman who believes she is Mary, Queen of Scots, reborn. And in Beating About the Bush, Agatha Raisin must investigate a case of industrial espionage at a factory where nothing is quite what it seems.  (Amazon)

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Murder at the Meet: NEW for 2020 – a gripping crime mystery with a sinister twist (Detective Inspector Skelgill Investigates Book 14) by [Beckham, Bruce]STAND-ALONE MURDER MYSTERY, #14 IN THE SERIES. MEET MAVERICK BRITISH DETECTIVE DI SKELGILL… “MAD, BAD AND JUST A LITTLE BIT COZY.”

‘A KILLER IN OUR MIDST?’ cried a newspaper headline to commemorate the disappearance of Mary Wilson. It is two decades since Britain’s first mass DNA sweep failed to incriminate a single local male. Mary was listed merely as a missing person.

Now archaeologists have unearthed human remains in Cummacatta Wood. The forensics match – age, sex, fragments of clothing… and dental records. But the murder hunt has only just begun when an outsider, a convicted serial offender confesses to the crime.

DI Skelgill is unconvinced. Into the fabric of this tightly knit community are woven ancient alliances, intrigues, and enmities. Where his predecessors failed, he is compelled to unravel the prophetic headline – for he believes the killer is still at large.


“Great characters. Great atmospheric locale. Great plots. What’s not to like?”

Amazon Reviewer, 5 Stars  (Amazon)

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Cast Away: Book #4 in the Cara Mia Delgatto Mystery Series by [Slan, Joanna Campbell]Cast Away: Book #4 in the Cara Mia Delgatto Mystery Series

The fourth book in a clean, romantic, mystery series set in Florida that focuses on love and friendship with a touch of history, too.

Stuart, Florida — A priceless coral and gold artifact intended for a queen disappears from a locked hotel room. The item was on loan as part of a charity event–and Cara Mia Delgatto was one of the first people who entered the empty ballroom. Who else could have stolen it but her?

The situation seems impossible! The philanthropic community of South Florida is blaming Cara for the loss–and the charity event is promptly canceled.

The backlash could hurt sales at the Treasure Chest, Cara’s store specializing in upcycled, recycled, and repurposed goods.

A single mom, Cara moved to the Treasure Coast of Florida for a second chance at life and love. Things aren’t exactly working out as she had planned. Now it looks as though Cara’s business is might be caught in the undertow. In the meantime, one of her friends has breast cancer, and the other is pregnant and has been rejected by the baby’s father. Needless-to-say, Cara’s support system is seriously shipwrecked.

With all this going on, Cara’s life is in turmoil. Can all this stormy weather sink Cara just like it did the Queen’s Treasure Fleet of 1715? Is she doomed to go down with the ship? Or will Cara fight the undertow and make it back to shore in time to save her business and her sanity?

Get Cast Away today and enjoy a Florida coast vacation without all the hassle of sand in your undies!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle