New Releases For The Week Of January 19th, 2020–Part 3

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of January 19th, 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.


The Mysterious World of Sherlock Holmes by [Wexler, Bruce]The Illustrated Guide to the Famous Cases, Infamous Adversaries, and Ingenious Methods of the Great Detective. 

Over a century since his first appearance in print, Sherlock Holmes remains an iconic figure today. This unique companion is a collector’s dream, allowing fans to delve into the criminal environment of foggy, gas-lit Victorian London-the world of the all-time greatest detective. The book brings to life the elements of Holmes’s success, the crime scene of his day, his history in film and television, and the present-day Holmes legacy. Featured throughout are famous figures such as Holmes’s faithful sidekick, Dr. Watson; his nemesis, Professor Moriarity; and Sherlock Holmes creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Filled with more than 150 images-many of the works by the great original illustrators of Conan Doyle’s stories-this volume presents an excellent mix of information to satisfy legions of Holmes collectors, mystery fans, and historians fascinated by a bygone era.

Through detailed text and over 150 specially researched archive illustrations, the unique volume:

  • Documents the greatest mysteries, methods of deduction, and notorious criminals found in the Holmes canon.
  • Brings to startling life the Victorian London crime scene that compromised the detective’s fascinating world.
  • Examines the various media manifestations of the stories, including their history in print and film and television adaptations.
  • Invites you to read the tales again with newfound insight.  (Amazon)
  • Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover













Game of Bones: A Cozy Witch Mystery (Magic Market Mysteries Book 3) by [Johnson, Erin]A murder at a costume party. A boat full of suspects. What will she do when a body drops and the masks stay up?

Pet psychic Jolene could use a break from hiding her flawed powers. So when her cop crush and his lie-detecting dog invite her to a masked Policeman’s Ball on a boat, she dives in head-first. But the problems from her past return when the officer of the year turns up dead.

Working to lay bare the murderer, Jolene discovers both the man who broke her heart and the woman who cursed her are onboard… and engaged to be married. But her troubled history threatens to blow her cover as she combs through a conga line of potential culprits — including the ghost of a deceased sea captain.

Can Jolene expose the cop’s killer when she’s still under a crippling curse?

Game of Bones is the third book in the playful Magic Market paranormal cozy mystery series. If you like charming characters, surprising twists and turns, and enchanting seaside settings, then you’ll love Erin Johnson’s mystical tale.

Buy Game of Bones to pull back a villain’s veil today!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle















Fais Do Do Die: The Big Uneasy Book Five by [Jones, Pauline Baird]He kicks down doors, and she serves hors d’oeuvres. And the Big Uneasy delivers them both a huge helping of high stakes danger—and a chance at romance.
A happy ending skeptic and caterer, Sarah Burland has a high profile gig at a fundraiser. It’s a coup for her catering company until murder kills the party spirit and triggers a hostage situation.
SWAT Team Member Calvin Baker’s job cost him his marriage. He’s done with romance—even if he does find himself taking an interest in a family friend, Sarah, from time to time. He’s sure his feelings are platonic until he finds out she’s caught in a hostage situation.
Cal’s team affects a rescue, but Sarah’s troubles aren’t over. The victim’s friends—and enemies—keep trouble cooking, and the deeper they dig, the more confusing things get—and the more their attraction to each other grows.
Can the cook and the cop survive long enough to work out their differences? Take a ride into another installment in the engaging Big Uneasy series and find out!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle














The Mitford Scandal: A Mitford Murders Mystery (The Mitford Murders Book 3) by [Fellowes, Jessica]In the third book in the Mitford Murders series, lady’s maid Louisa Cannon accompanies Diana Mitford into a turbulent late 1920s Europe.

The year is 1928, and after the death of a maid at a glamorous society party, fortune heir Bryan Guinness seizes life and proposes to eighteen-year-old Diana, most beautiful of the six Mitford sisters. The maid’s death is ruled an accident, and the newlyweds put it behind them to begin a whirlwind life zipping between London’s Mayfair, chic Paris and hedonistic Berlin. Accompanying Diana as her lady’s maid is Louisa Cannon, as well as a coterie of friends, family and hangers on, from Nancy Mitford to Evelyn Waugh.

When a second victim is found in Paris in 1931, Louisa begins to see links with the death of the maid two years previously. Now she must convince the Mitford sisters that a murderer could be within their midst . . . all while shadows darken across Europe, and within the heart of Diana Mitford herself.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook













Blood Upon the Snow (The Mark East Mysteries Book 1) by [Lawrence, Hilda]

‘Evil,’ she went on gently, ‘finds a rich ground here. There’s so few folks about it gets a chance to grow.’

Private investigator Mark East has been invited to Crestwood, the elegant country estate nervous archaeologist Joseph Stoneman has made his winter retreat. It seems Stoneman thinks Mark East a private secretary, but its seems he might be more in need of a private detective.

After as a winter storm snows in the grand manor, the dread-filled atmosphere of the house begins to take its toll on Mark. And when the guests in the house begin suspiciously dying, he can’t deny there is something sinister afoot in Crestwood.

Cut off from any possibility of outside help, Mark must solve these murders before any one else in the house dies.

Blood Upon the Snow is a selection from the Haycraft-Queen Definitive Library of Crime and is also part of Agora Books’ Uncrowned Queens of Crime series. It was first published in 1944.


‘Miss Lawrence creates horror atmosphere with good skill, the hard way, with a light touch that leaves no brush marks. A few snowflakes, the mere suggestion of sinister sound, the barest hint of screaming silence, and the reader’s hackles come away from his collar.’ — The New York Times Book Review

‘Smooth handling by East – and the author.’ — Kirkus  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













The Guard's Last Watch (A Bexley Squires Mystery Book 3) by [Avery, Quinn]

A puzzling excursion, a jewelry heist, and a veteran’s mistakes. Traumatized after her last case, Bexley Squires merely hopes to rebuild a solid reputation as Papaya Springs newest P.I. When Brewer Hawkins, her former high school classmate turned sexy biker, ends up in Mexico with amnesia, she can’t turn her back on him.

Framed for a crime he didn’t commit, Brewer is just the cherry on Bexley’s rapidly melting sundae. It’s on her to save her BFF’s career, and Bexley’s ex-boyfriend, detective Grayson Rivers, refuses to move on alone.

With a to-do list rising faster than the cost of living in Papaya Springs, finding out she might be falling for a wanted felon is the least of her worries. The suspects have noticed her probing and she needs to stop them—before Brewer’s next on their list.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback
















The Janes: An Alice Vega Novel by [Luna, Louisa]“Lead character Alice Vega is sensational–I want to see lots more of her.”–Lee Child

The electric follow-up to Louisa Luna’s acclaimed thriller Two Girls Down, featuring private investigators Alice Vega and Max Caplan.

On the outskirts of San Diego, the bodies of two young women are discovered. They have no names, no IDs, and no family looking for them. Fearing the possibility of a human trafficking ring, the police and FBI reach out to Alice Vega, a private investigator known for finding the missing, for help in finding out who the Janes were–and finding the others who are missing.
Alice Vega is a powerful woman whose determination is matched only by her intellect, and, along with her partner Cap, she will stop at nothing to find the Janes before it is too late.
Louisa Luna is writing new classics of crime fiction, and her partnership of Vega and Cap is rightfully joining the pantheon of the most memorable in crime fiction.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook














The Devil Ball Mysteries Boxed Set (Authors in Disguise) by [Babylon, Blair]Three brand-new cozy mysteries from the Grand Duchess of Royal Romantic Suspense, Blair Babylon!

One Mini-Mystery: The Mystery of the Missing Crystal Golf Ball. At the Canterbury Golf Club’s monthly luncheon for prospective members, retired kindergarten teacher and Lady Captain Beatrice Yates is horrified when a crystal golf ball that had been owned by the great golfer Bobby Jones goes missing. Accusing the prospective members of stealing the priceless golf relic will surely insult them and they will stomp out, thus helping the thief escape.

Full-Length Mystery Novel: A Murder at the Country Club. On the night of the Canterbury Golf Club’s First Annual Glow-ball Golf Tournament, Lady Captain Beatrice Yates argues with Rudolph “Ruddy” Agani in front of all the members and specially invited guests because Ruddy can’t get along with anyone. When Ruddy is found murdered on the club’s seventeenth hole soon after, Beatrice becomes the prime suspect. Even her best friend and golf partner, Trudi, struggles to defend her.

Full-Length Mystery Novel: A Murder at the Devils Ball. Retired kindergarten teacher and Lady Captain Beatrice “Bee” Yates is in charge of the Canterbury Golf Club’s annual Halloween masquerade party, the Devil’s Ball. A storm blows up and wipes out the clubhouse’s road, stranding the partygoers at the club for the night, and one of the guests winds up dead at the bottom of a staircase. Everyone assumes a terrible accident occurred in the fatal fall of the vivacious and flirtatious Vanessa, but Bee suspects foul play.

Get this special boxed set before it escapes into the night, never to be seen again!

All three titles in this boxed set were previously published with the same titles under the author pseudonym Jessa Archer.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle











The Sign of Seven: Cozy Private Investigator Series (Flora Lively Mysteries Book 3) by [Phillips, Joanne]See no evil … hear no evil

Flora Lively’s new job at the White & Co Museum of Antiquities takes a deadly turn when a body is discovered in a packing crate – the very crate Flora sealed shut only hours earlier.

When a priceless artifact is discovered missing the next day, museum owner Jasmine White fears that the curse of the ‘Seventh Tablet of Lamassu’ has come to pass. Flora is called upon to investigate, but this – her first official case – is set to be her most challenging yet. As the stakes get higher, the threat moves closer to home. This time, Flora may be truly out of her depth …

Murder and mystery sprinkled with humour and romance in this fast-paced cozy mystery set in the heart of England.

Book 3 in the Flora Lively private investigator series.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

















A boxed set of the complete Down and Dead, Inc. series. Humor, romance and suspense all conspire and step into the world of serious issues and quirky characters who see or know too much and find themselves in situations where, to live, they’ve got to die. Yet dying right takes practice!  And a unique band of friends…  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle
















Cupcakes and a Casualty (Taste of Magic Book 1) by [McGee, Kat]Nothing’s worse than a witch who can’t magic.

Add baking disasters, a murder and a severe onset of wishcraft? Neither Willow Hollow nor Harper Dade may ever be the same.

The discovery of the body in the middle of the cupcake creation class threatens to ruin their tourist season. Taste of Magic Bakery’s reputation is under attack. And Harper’s fresh start in the magic-imbued town crumbles.

As if things can’t get any worse, Bub the cat shows up as her familiar. And since it’s the night of the full moon, by all things witchy, the pesky feline has a lot to say, like “Trouble rode a broomstick down Main Street and is here to stay.”  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle















Murder Preheated and Dished (Curvy Soul Mysteries Book 6) by [Kane, Zoey, Kane, Claire]




Did someone order a double murder on the go?

Gia and her fiance Tony thought all would be peaceful once again in their hometown, Greenville. That is, until they both receive death threats, and a woman who strangely looks a lot like Gia is murdered. Is this revenge by the mobster Giovannis? Or is it a crazy fan of Gia’s new chef celebrity status?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle


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