New Releases For The Week Of January 12th, 2020–Part 1

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of January 12th, 2020. I am going to divide the list into 3 days because there are  a lot 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.


Love Spells & Late Fees (A Library Witch Mystery Book 5) by [Adams, Elle]


It’s Valentine’s Day in Ivory Beach, and Rory’s family’s magical library is ready for the occasion. Rory is hoping for a visit from a certain Reaper, but instead finds herself drawn into another mystery when the student hired to deliver Valentine’s cards dressed as Cupid is found shot by one of his own arrows.

On top of that, a blind dating craze goes sour, with tempers rising and curses flying left and right. Can Rory get to the bottom of the mystery in time to stop the mayhem from engulfing the library, too, or will it all end in disaster?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

















Double Threat In Ripley Grove (A Ripley Grove Mystery, Book 1): A Murder Mystery (The Ripley Grove Mystery Series) by [Worley, Shirley]Amateur Sleuth, CiCi Winslow, Tackles Murder and Family Mayhem in Double Threat In Ripley Grove, a Murder Mystery from Shirley Worley

–Present Day, Ripley Grove, Kansas–

Twenty-nine-year-old, appraisal researcher, CiCi Winslow, is evaluating her life choices in the wake of her mother’s death and her father’s abusive outbursts when she stumbles upon something even more troubling, a murder. Even worse, the intended victim may have been her.

Fearing for her safety, CiCi’s boyfriend, Detective Chad Cooper, warns CiCi not to interfere with the investigation. But when someone ransacks her apartment, she steps up to take matters in hand.

As her stubbornness and spunk defy Chad’s protective efforts, CiCi puts herself in the killer’s crosshairs, placing her relationship with Chad on the line as well as her life.

Publisher Note: In her debut novel, author Shirley Worley offers readers a clean and wholesome murder mystery with small-town charm and Hallmark moments.

“Double Threat in Ripley Grove” is entertaining, suspenseful, and romantic with just the right splash of humor. Shirley Worley’s characters make this a must-read debut novel.” ~ Jeanne Glidewell, author of the Lexie Starr and Ripple Effect series

The Ripley Grove Mystery Series
Double Threat
Double Vision  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback













The Missing American (An Emma Djan Investigation Book 1) by [Quartey, Kwei]Accra private investigator Emma Djan’s first missing persons case will lead her to the darkest depths of the email scams and fetish priests in Ghana, the world’s Internet capital.

When her dreams of rising through the Accra police ranks like her late father crash around her, 26-year-old Emma Djan is unsure what will become of her career. Through a sympathetic former colleague, Emma gets an interview with a private detective agency that takes on cases of missing persons, theft, and infidelity. It’s not the future she imagined, but it’s herbest option.

Meanwhile, Gordon Tilson, a middle-aged widower in Washington, DC, has found solace in an online community after his wife’s passing. Through the support group, he’s even met a young Ghanaian widow he’s come to care about. When her sister gets into a car accident, he sends her thousands of dollars to cover the hospital bill—to the horror of his only son, Derek. Then Gordon decides to surprise his new love by paying her a visit—and disappears. Fearing for his father’s life, Derek follows him across the world to Ghana, Internet capital of the world, where he and Emma will find themselves deep in a world of sakawa scams, fetish priests, and those willing to kill to protect their secrets.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook














The Hollows: A Novel (The Kinship Series Book 2) by [Montgomery, Jess]


Jess Montgomery showcases her skills as a storyteller in The Hollows: a powerful, big-hearted and exquisitely written follow-up to her highly acclaimed debut The Widows.

Ohio, 1926: For many years, the railroad track in Moonvale Tunnel has been used as a shortcut through the Appalachian hills. When an elderly woman is killed walking along the tracks, the brakeman tells tales of seeing a ghostly female figure dressed all in white.

Newly elected Sheriff Lily Ross is called on to the case to dispel the myths. With the help of her friends Marvena Whitcomb and Hildy Cooper, Lily follows the woman’s trail to The Hollows—a notorious asylum—and they begin to expose dark secrets long-hidden by time and the mountains.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook















Night of Nine Tails (Reg Rawlins, Psychic Investigator Book 4) by [Workman, P.D.]From USA Today Bestselling Author, P.D. Workman!

Reg recognizes that feeling of dread.

Something is disrupting the spiritual atmosphere in Black Sands, but no one else seems to be aware of its menacing presence. So Reg does her best to push it to the back of her conscious mind and to focus on new friendships and opportunities. She has been in Florida for long enough that it’s time to have some fun.

But ignoring the presence doesn’t make it go away, and before long, Reg has been dragged into a manhunt—or a creature hunt—that is scarier than anything she has faced in the paranormal community yet.

With the help of some long-buried memories and unexpected helpers, Reg is able to find a few answers… and a lot more questions.

Scroll up and grab Night of Nine Tails today!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle











Pineapple Turtles: A Funny, Feel-Good Thriller Mystery (Pineapple Port Mysteries Book 10) by [Vansant, Amy]USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Amy Vansant – Queen of the Feel-Good Thriller – sends her lead sleuth to the east coast of Florida in this tenth installment of the bestselling Pineapple Port cozy mystery series!

Newly-minted detective Charlotte Morgan discovers a mysterious box in her attic, the contents of which lead her to a hotel packed with strange characters and a link to her family’s past. Trusting the crafty, Yorkie-toting manager will be as difficult as tracking down the woman who might be her missing aunt.

Back in Charity, her boyfriend Declan gets tangled in a local tomato war as the locals band together to stop a corporation from destroying their fallen friend’s field.

In addition, you’ll meet some of the characters of Amy Vansant’s much-anticipated NEW mystery series releasing soon! Get a sneak peek at another wacky, wonderful world of intrigue and unforgettable characters!

Pineapple Turtles is part of the Pineapple Port Series but can be enjoyed as a stand-alone. It’s a do-not-miss novel for fans of Jana DeLeon, Janet Evanovich, Tim Dorsey, Joanna Fluke, Alan Bradley and, of course, Agatha Christie.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












Aunt Bessie Wonders (An Isle of Man Cozy Mystery Book 23) by [Xarissa, Diana]Aunt Bessie wonders if a holiday is a good idea.

Thomas and Amy Rockwell have had something of a shock. When Doona suggests a holiday to Lakeview Holiday Park, their father, John, isn’t sure whether to agree or not. In the end, Bessie, Doona, John, and the children make the journey during the February half-term break.

Aunt Bessie wonders why Doona’s solicitor, Stuart Stanley, happens to be at the park at the same time.

Stuart fills Doona in quickly enough. He’s there because another solicitor is about to challenge Doona’s right to the estate of her former husband, Charles Adams. Carl Dietrich is working for Lawrence Jenkins, the man who was a business partner to Charles, but who is currently in prison for fraud and other crimes.

Aunt Bessie wonders what it would be like to have a holiday where no one is murdered.

When Carl turns up dead, Doona, John, and even Bessie seem to top the list of suspects. Can Bessie help the local police inspector, Margaret Hopkins, work out what really happened to Carl? Was it murder, or is too much to hope that Carl simply had a heart attack? When a second man dies, Bessie can’t help but wonder why she keeps finding herself tangled up in murder investigations.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












Murder à la Mode: A French Countryside Village Culinary Mystery in Provence (Maggie Newberry Mysteries Book 16) by [Kiernan-Lewis, Susan]With the wine harvest behind them, things had just started to calm down for Maggie and Laurent in their French village of Saint-Buvard when a team of celebrity judges arrives to put on a contest to decide in a blind taste test which country makes the best pastries—the Brits, the Americans, the Germans or the French.

When one of the contestants ends up stabbed to death, the suspect is a friend. Maggie will need to find a way past the woman’s obvious motive and the damning circumstantial evidence to free her—without putting herself or Laurent in the hot seat in the process.

(Bonus: Laurent’s classic chocolate soufflé recipe is at the end of the book.)
This book is a clean read: no graphic violence, sex or strong language
Genre: culinary cozy mystery, women amateur sleuth, cozy animal (dog)  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle














Lucky and the Electrocuted Ex, Caper #6: Hilarious and Heartwarming Cozy Mysteries (The Carriage House Capers) by [Grace, Emmy]**Lucky Boucher never has to go looking for trouble. Trouble finds her just fine on its own.**

What do a strand of Christmas lights, cowboy boots, and a runaway crab have in common?

Would you be at all surprised if I said me?

I didn’t think so.

Well, Salty Springs holiday season is in full swing and things are off to an amazing start. Right up until Momma Leona and Beebee show up at my door a week early, and they don’t bring good tidings.

Gavin Rossdale (no, not the singer) is my ex, and by “ex” I mean ex boyfriend as well as my ex stalker. Somehow, he caught wind of my new address and he’s on his way to pay me an unwelcome visit. Fortunately for me, he never makes it. Unfortunately for him, it’s because he’s dead. His body is found not two miles from my house.

And guess who the prime suspect is.

Merry Christmas, y’all! It’s fixin’ to be a memorable one here in South Carolina. Better buckle your seatbelts. It’s liable to be a bumpy ride.

**Each book can be read as a stand-alone, so feel free to jump right in anywhere! **  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












Death By Hanging Basket (Pentrillick Cornish Mystery Series Book 6) by [Neville, Daphne]Super-sleuth-cum-busybody sexagenarian twin sisters Hetty and Lottie are thrilled by the number of summer events taking place in the Cornish seaside village of Pentrillick. The church’s young vicar is getting married, the Crown and Anchor is sold and closed for renovation work, and green fingered residents are polishing their horticultural skills ready for the newly created ‘Pentrillick in Bloom’ competition. Inhabitants are optimistic; the collective mood is cheerful, and everything points to a summer to remember.

However, the mood changes when the lifeless body of one of the tradesmen working on the pub’s refurbishment is discovered by a newcomer to the village. Does this dampen the spirits of our two indomitable lady super-sleuths? Not one bit. A crime to solve is just something else to add to their to-do list.

‘Death by Hanging Basket’ is a light-hearted story and the sixth in the Pentrillick Mystery Series set on the south coast of West Cornwall.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback













Much Ado about Nutmeg (A Pancake House Mystery Book 6) by [Fox, Sarah]Wedding bells are in the air—along with the aroma of maple syrup—in the latest Pancake House Mystery. But a series of murders threatens to spoil everyone’s appetite. . .
Between tourist season, planning her beach wedding, and running her pancake house, the Flip Side, Marley McKinney is busier than ever. On top of that, one of her regulars is competing in Wildwood Cove’s Golden Oldies Games—a sporting event for athletes 50 and over—and Marley wants to cheer her on. Everything’s running as smooth as batter—until sports reporter Yvonne Pritchard stirs up a triple batch of trouble . . .

Yvonne has one admirer in town—Ed Herman—but she has many more enemies, from a disgruntled coach to an athlete she once shamed on social media. So when a body washes up on shore, and it’s no accident, it’s not a complete surprise Yvonne is the victim. And when Ed asks Marley to use her sleuthing skills to solve the crime, she’ll have to squeeze in time between squeezing into wedding dresses. Then a second victim turns up, and Marley will have to work at high speed to stop a killer from piling up bodies faster than she can whip up a tall stack . . .
Includes pancake recipes right from the Flip Side menu!
Praise for Sarah Fox’s Wine and Punishment
“Readers will cheer this brisk, literate addition to the world of small-town cozies.”
Kirkus Reviews
“Hits all the right notes—a unique setting, friends and family, an intriguing mystery, and even the promise of romance.”
—Sofie Ryan, New York Times bestselling author of the Second Chance Cat mysteries.

“Draws readers into the fold of suspects in Shady Creek and doesn’t let go until the culprit is uncovered. There are laugh-out-loud moments, hold-your-breath moments, and moments when you’ll think you have the mystery figured out, but the surprises keep coming!”
USA Today bestselling author Amy M. Reade  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook