New Releases For The Week Of January 19th, 2020–Part 4

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

 

 

The Last Minute Murder: A 1920s Mystery Romance (Lola Rose Mysteries Book Five) by [Reid, C. Jane]Newly returned to London after settling family affairs in West Texas, Lola is looking forward to the second annual New Year’s Eve Gala at the Regal Rose Hotel. She has the perfect dress, but she needs the perfect date. When she finds that the handsome Detective Inspector Arthur Blythe is not available, she turns to his older brother, Harry, who is happy to escort her. But when Harry stumbles during the final dance before midnight, it isn’t from too much champagne. He’s been stabbed.

Who would want to harm the amiable Lord Harry Blythe? As Lola attempts to help solve the mystery, the Blythe family suddenly circle the wagons and not even Arthur will let her in. Lola, however, has come to care too much for the Blythes to watch from afar. Fortunately she finds an accomplice willing to defy the family. Can Lola and her friends uncover the secrets the Blythe family wants to keep buried so they can find the culprit who wants Harry dead?

Check into the Regal Rose Hotel, the posh and elegant hotel catering to the rich, famous, and eccentric in Jazz Age London. Get a manicure at the salon, have a soak at the Turkish bath, and join Lola Rose and her companions as they indulge in jazz, cocktails, romance, and mysteries.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Somerset Case (A Markham Sisters Cozy Mystery Novella Book 19) by [Xarissa, Diana]Everyone enjoys getting flowers, especially around Valentine’s Day, but Stacey, the waitress at the local café, is less than happy with the ones she’s been getting. Someone has been sending her flowers anonymously every day since the first of February, and she’s had enough.

The cards with the flowers have been getting increasingly sinister, but Stacey is reluctant to bother the local police constable with her problem. Instead, she shares her thoughts about the flowers and some possible senders with Janet and Joan Markham. The sisters own the local bed and breakfast, and Janet helped Stacey in the past when she was out of work.

Once the Markhams hear Stacey’s story, they insist on ringing the police. Constable Robert Parsons takes the matter very seriously, suggesting that Stacey quit working and find somewhere else to stay until after Valentine’s Day.

Can the sisters help Robert work out who is sending the flowers? Can they keep Stacey safe if she comes to stay in one of their guest rooms? And why is Michael Donaldson, Joan’s boyfriend, seemingly avoiding her?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crepes and Crimes (Mad Batter Cozy Mystery Series Book 2) by [Barker, Constance]The Best Man is a Dead Man

Coco is trying to get her Mad Batter Bakery off the ground by catering the engagement party of one of the wealthy families in town. But when the best man ends up dead on the bottom of one of her catering carts, Coco wonders if she’ll ever be free of the taint of discovering the dearly departed.

Stella and Vivian are ready to help, but these old girls might be more trouble than Coco bargained for.

And when Coco attempts sleuthing on her own, will she be next on the victim list?

Not if handsome deputy Logan has anything to say about it. Coco can be infuriating with her amateur detective skills, but Logan can’t stay mad at her for long. Is a blooming romance in the cards for Coco?

Coco finds herself in a sticky situation when two men in her life are in danger. Can she save the day or make more trouble for them?

***Find out in the 2nd book in the Mad Batter Bakery Cozy Mystery Series***  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Her Deadly Defender (Securitech Inc. Series Book 2) by [Shuey, Kari]You can leave this world behind through the pages of a book, but what do you do when reality has become so deadly there’s no escaping it?

Emily Hart owns a boutique bookstore, and her life is far from exciting. As she struggles to keep the floundering business afloat, she soon finds herself immersed within a mystery that could only be found in story books.

What starts with a dead body in her hotel room spins out of control as Emily discovers she’s being watched. Multiple attempts on her life push her to her limit and she must learn to trust the one person who appears more dangerous than those after her—Max Locke.

Max is a highly skilled bodyguard who does what it takes to keep his clients safe- even if it means taking a few lives in the process. The task of surveilling Emily was a simple request, all he had to do was report her activity to his boss. His strategy of keeping his distance is thrown out the window when his assignment morphs into protective services. Additionally, no one will tell him the reason she needed supervision in the first place which only adds to his frustration.

When Max finds himself developing feelings for Emily, keeping her safe becomes more than just a job. Will he unearth the source of her threats before it’s too late?

Will he ever become more than just her deadly defender?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cat With One Eye Closed Mystery (Ronin Flash Fiction Book 12) by [Higgins, Kristie Lynn]Type: flash fiction about 700 words
Cat With One Eye Closed Mystery is a free Kindle Unlimited cozy mystery book and part of the Ronin Flash Fiction series. Maji… a world fusing East and West cultures, during an era before the emergence of the steam engine. The sword was the ultimate weapon and brought order to the planet under the Emperor. Enter this alternate reality and see a fusing of two cultures. Travel through the world of ‘Ronin: Have Sword-Will Travel’ and see a glimpse of the age of the samurai full of intrigue and suspense.

Ronin: Have Sword-Will Travel Mystery Series:
1. The Missing Japanese Chin Mystery ( A Dog Gone Missing )

Ronin Flash Fiction Series:
1. The Tea Set Mystery ( Craft Of Tea, Not Brewing Coffee )
2. The Koi Pond Murder Mystery ( Fish Of Intrigue )
3. A Bit Of Sweet Spice Mystery ( Baking Mystery Into Cooking )
4. The Rice Paddy Murder Mystery ( Food, Baking, And Cooking With Oil Of Mystery )
5. Midnight Blue Valerian Murder Mystery ( A Flower And A Strawberry Of Suspense )
6. Killer Azure Hornet Murder Mystery ( Bug Of A Thriller And An Insect Mystery )
7. Calico Japanese Bobtail Cat Mystery ( Catnap! Kitty Missing! Kitten in trouble mysteries with cats)
8. Ivory Jade Cat Statue Mystery ( Stolen kitty-cat statue )
9. Scarlet Ibis Fever Murder Mystery ( infectious contagion )
10. Scarlet Lovers Murder Mystery ( death of a merchant )
11. I Spy With My Little Cat’s Eye Mystery ( a stray cat is a witness to a crime )
12. Cat With One Eye Closed Mystery ( rare feline coins cat mystery)

The ronin must solve a mystery surrounding the thief of rare gold coins. Very quick reads, so sit back and enjoy this free kindle unlimited mysteries story. Meet the mysterious ronin detective who with sword in hand solves mysteries and helps those in need.

The Ronin: Have Sword-Will Travel Mystery book series is action mixed with mystery with a slash of thriller thrown in. Be immersed in an alternate reality of the Japanese culture of the samurai mixed with a steampunk era of the American Wild West. Action-adventure thriller in a parallel world. An alternate history of Japan. An alternate reality with action adventure mysteries.

New to Flash Fiction? Flash Fiction are very very short books to tickle your fancy. They are a great way to see a writer’s style and be introduced to the worlds they create and envision. These flash fiction pieces are part of a kindle unlimited mystery series so check them all out. Samurai detective and ronin gumshoe all rolled into one. Enjoy female sleuths mysteries then check out this crime thriller series.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Hammer And The Egg Murder Mystery (Ronin Flash Fiction Book 13) by [Higgins, Kristie Lynn]

Type: flash fiction about 615 words
The Hammer And The Egg Murder Mystery is a free Kindle Unlimited cozy mystery book and part of the Ronin Flash Fiction series. A recipe for murder. Maji… a world fusing East and West cultures, during an era before the emergence of the steam engine. The sword was the ultimate weapon and brought order to the planet under the Emperor. Enter this alternate reality and see a fusing of two cultures. Travel through the world of ‘Ronin: Have Sword-Will Travel’ and see a glimpse of the age of the samurai full of intrigue and suspense.

Ronin: Have Sword-Will Travel Mystery Series:
1. The Missing Japanese Chin Mystery ( A Dog Gone Missing )

Ronin Flash Fiction Series:
1. The Tea Set Mystery ( Craft Of Tea, Not Brewing Coffee )
2. The Koi Pond Murder Mystery ( Fish Of Intrigue )
3. A Bit Of Sweet Spice Mystery ( Baking Mystery Into Cooking )
4. The Rice Paddy Murder Mystery ( Food, Baking, And Cooking With Oil Of Mystery )
5. Midnight Blue Valerian Murder Mystery ( A Flower And A Strawberry Of Suspense )
6. Killer Azure Hornet Murder Mystery ( Bug Of A Thriller And An Insect Mystery )
7. Calico Japanese Bobtail Cat Mystery ( Catnap! Kitty Missing! Kitten in trouble mysteries with cats)
8. Ivory Jade Cat Statue Mystery ( Stolen kitty-cat statue )
9. Scarlet Ibis Fever Murder Mystery ( infectious contagion )
10. Scarlet Lovers Murder Mystery ( death of a merchant )
11. I Spy With My Little Cat’s Eye Mystery ( a stray cat is a witness to a crime )
12. Cat With One Eye Closed Mystery ( rare feline coins cat mystery)
13. The Hammer And The Egg Murder Mystery ( man dead beside poached egg cooking up some murder )
14. Who Is Guilty? The Kitten Or The Puppy Murder Mystery ( young cat and dog stand accused )

The ronin must solve the murder of a man beside a poached egg. Cooking up some murder. Very quick reads, so sit back and enjoy this free kindle unlimited mysteries story. Meet the mysterious ronin detective who with sword in hand solves mysteries and helps those in need.

The Ronin: Have Sword-Will Travel Mystery book series is action mixed with mystery with a slash of thriller thrown in. Be immersed in an alternate reality of the Japanese culture of the samurai mixed with a steampunk era of the American Wild West. Action-adventure thriller in a parallel world. An alternate history of Japan. An alternate reality with action adventure mysteries.

New to Flash Fiction? Flash Fiction are very very short books to tickle your fancy. They are a great way to see a writer’s style and be introduced to the worlds they create and envision. These flash fiction pieces are part of a kindle unlimited mystery series so check them all out. Samurai detective and ronin gumshoe all rolled into one. Enjoy female sleuths mysteries then check out this crime thriller series.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Medium's Tale (A Lost Souls Lane Mystery Book 5) by [Huss, Erin]My name is Zoe Lane, and I see dead people.

At least…I used to.

Communications with the “other side” are down, and I have no idea why. This couldn’t have come at a worst time because the town’s pharmacist, Mr. Sanders, has just been murdered. Police have all but closed the case because the evidence overwhelmingly points to one person. Problem is, my medium senses are telling me there’s more to the story.  I may not know for sure who pulled the trigger, but I do know things aren’t lining up and there are plenty of people who wanted the victim dead. Of course, no one is listening to me because I’m the town’s resident nut job.

Looks like I’ll have to find the killer myself, which would be a heck of a lot easier if my paranormal gifts weren’t on the fritz. This has never happened to me before, and thanks to extensive research (fine, I Googled it) I do have a few theories as to what might be going on. And if any of my theories pan out, Mr. Sanders could be the last spirit I ever help.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The House on the Lake: Read the new spellbinding thriller from the bestselling author of Day of the Accident by [Ellwood, Nuala]No matter how far you run . . .

 

He’s never far behind

 

‘Gripping, poignant’ Rosamund Lupton

‘Eerily haunting’ Jane Corry

‘I literally couldn’t put it down’ Emma Curtis

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Lisa needs to disappear. And her friend’s rambling old home in the wilds of Yorkshire seems like the perfect place. It’s miles away from the closest town, and no one there knows her or her little boy, Joe.

But when a woman from the local village comes to visit them, Lisa realizes that she and Joe aren’t as safe as she thought.

What secrets have Rowan Isle House – and her friend – kept hidden all these years?

And what will Lisa have to do to survive, when her past finally catches up with her?

 

**BUY THE NEW SPELLBINDING THRILLER FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF DAY OF THE ACCIDENTAND MY SISTER’S BONES**

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WHAT THEY’RE SAYING ABOUT NUALA ELLWOOD

‘Rivals The Girl on the Train (and beats it for style)’ Observer

‘From start to finish this exciting thriller kept you guessing. What a page turner with all the unexpected twists right until the end…A thoroughly good read’ Netgalley Reviewer

‘Brilliantly compulsive and with one hell of a twist!’ Claire Douglas

‘Ellwood instantly creates a creepy, intense atmosphere…it is utter perfection’ Netgalley Reader

‘Makes you question everything you thought you knew’ Emma Kavanagh

‘What a great book! It’s got everything a good thriller needs, a creepy old house, a remote location, some great complex characters and lots of perfectly timed twists and turns’ Netgalley Reader

‘You won’t see the big twist coming in this haunting thriller’ Daily Express

‘Compelling characters and an often heart wrenching narrative’ Netgalley Reader

‘Creepy and deliciously atmospheric, this page-turner has it all – twists and turns and a powerful emotional punch’ Teresa Driscoll

‘Perfectly paced, Nuala takes the reader down a mysterious and gripping path of intrigue and builds the characters with such beautiful depth’ Netgalley Reader  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Careless Whiskers (Cat in the Stacks Mystery Book 12) by [James, Miranda]When librarian Charlie Harris’ daughter is falsely accused of murder, he and his faithful feline Diesel must leap forward to crack the case in this all-new installment in the New York Times bestselling series.  

Charlie Harris has sworn off investigating murder and mayhem after a recent close call. Instead, he’s delighted to cheer on his daughter, Laura, who’s starring in a production of Careless Whispers. The theater department at Athena College is debuting the play written by a fledgling playwright with local connections and Charlie’s son-in-law, Frank Salisbury, will be calling the directorial shots.

Laura is upset to learn that Luke Lombardi, an overbearing actor she knew from her time in Hollywood will also be taking part in the production as a guest artist. Lombardi arrives with an entourage in tow and promptly proceeds to annoy everyone involved with the production. When he collapses and dies on stage, after drinking from a glass Laura handed him, she becomes the chief suspect in his murder.

Charlie knows his daughter is innocent, and  he’s not going to let anyone railroad his little girl. So,  despite his intentions to put his amateur sleuthing days behind him, Charlie has to take center stage, and with Diesel’s help, shine a  spotlight on the real killer.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Murder at the Manor: A Northwest Cozy Mystery (Northwest Cozy Mystery Series Book 12) by [Harman, Dianne]Cecil Boatwright-Jones was the epitome of a crotchety old man
So crotchety he was murdered
After all, when you’re worth millions
And you won’t spend a dime
On your run-down English manor, Little Dockery
Or your family
Or anything else
Maybe murder is the answer
But it’s never acceptable

DeeDee and Jake wish they’d never left Seattle to accept a case in the village of Finchingfield , England. What started out as a wonderful excuse to spend some time in Europe quickly becomes a nightmare. Staying in a manor that has over one hundred rooms and a lot of secrets doesn’t make for pleasant dreams.

When everyone hates a man, finding people with a motive is not a problem. What is a problem is too many suspects with very good reasons to commit murder. DeeDee and Jake have another problem. If they don’t find the murderer, there’s a good chance they’ll be the next victims.

This is the 12th book in the Northwest Cozy Mystery Series by a two-time USA Today Bestselling Author.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dicing Up Disaster (Little Dog Diner Book 6) by [Lyn, Emmie, Bay, Blueberry]Another day, another murder. At least that’s what it’s beginning to feel like in the small coastal town of Misty Harbor.

Who’d have ever guessed that owning the Little Dog Diner would put me right in the middle of deadly plot after deadly plot? No sooner had I put the last big mystery to bed, then another shows up at the diner’s doorstep—literally.

Soaking wet and shaking with fright, this peculiar stranger tells me she and her enormous Newfoundland companion leapt overboard to escape a killer. Helping her stay safe will put me directly in the line of fire, but it’s also the right thing to do. Can my Jack Russell terrier, Pip, and I save our two newest visitors from the already rolling wheels of fate and manage to keep the diner afloat?

We’ve never failed before, but then again we’ve never quite faced a case like this…  (Amazon)

Editions Available, Kindle

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