New Releases For The Week Of January 26th, 2020–Part 1

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of January 26th, 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 first day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.

 

Rags To Witches (Southern Relics Cozy Mysteries Book 2) by [Falls, Bella]

 

A little sweet tea and a whole lot of spells won’t always put out the fire…

Ruby Mae Jewell’s talents to pick the best bargains for her family’s business are hotter than the hinges on the gates of Hades! But when she discovers a special object that might be possessed by the devil himself, she risks exposing the ones she loves to its powerful temptation. After the person she trusts to guard the secret comes to a bitter end, Rue finds herself in a dead heat to sew the murder up as quickly as she can before she loses anyone else.

Will Ruby Mae’s five-alarm fire powers help her find the murderer or will they disappear in a puff of smoke?

Find out in Rags To Witches: Book 2 of Southern Relics Cozy Mysteries!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No Place Like Home: Patricia Fisher Mysteries (A Humorous Cruise Ship Cozy Mystery Book 10) by [higgs, steve]Fifty-three-year-old Patricia Fisher is a trouble magnet like no other, a sad fact she has come to accept during her three month around the world cruise. Wherever she goes, bodies just appear, or someone gets kidnapped, or she accidentally uncovers a plot to overthrow a government.

Life certainly isn’t dull for Patricia.

But when she arrives home in England, she plans to start a new chapter of her life. Of course, she has a case waiting for her: the murder of her former BFF, successful business owner Maggie Jeffries. It’s not the straightforward investigation she expected though. Maggie’s office manager has vanished, anomalous sums are missing from the business accounts, and there’s a mysterious giant following her.

Could her past cases be coming back to get revenge?

With a potential gangland connection to the murder, cops telling her to leave the case alone, and her dog, Anna, about to give birth to royal puppies, Patricia is in for one heck of a homecoming week.

Oh, and she has nowhere to live, her car is on the fritz, her soon-to-be ex-husband is lying to her, and someone definitely wants her dead.

She’s going to need a lot of gin and tonic to get through this case alive.

This book includes Under a Blue Moon, a free additional full-length bonus novel from the Blue Moon series.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thief River Falls by [Freeman, Brian]Harrowing loss, psychological trauma, and a deadly mystery test the human will to survive in this electrifying novel from award-winning author Brian Freeman.

Lisa Power is a tortured ghost of her former self. The author of a bestselling thriller called Thief River Falls, named after her rural Minnesota hometown, Lisa is secluded in her remote house as she struggles with the loss of her entire family: a series of tragedies she calls the “Dark Star.”

Then a nameless runaway boy shows up at her door with a terrifying story: he’s just escaped death after witnessing a brutal murder—a crime the police want to cover up. Obsessed with the boy’s safety, Lisa resolves to expose this crime, but powerful men in Thief River Falls are desperate to get the boy back, and now they want her too.

Lisa and her young visitor have nowhere to go as the trap closes around them. Still under the strange, unforgiving threat of the Dark Star, Lisa must find a way to save them both, or they’ll become the victims of another shocking tragedy she can’t foresee.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Flock and a Fluke (Clucks and Clues Cozy Mysteries Book 2) by [Avis, Hillary]The plot chickens…

It’s springtime in Honeytree, and Leona’s pullets are finally laying. Customers are flocking to buy her farm-fresh eggs.

But during the town’s Easter Egg Scramble, Leona finds more than hidden treasure when she stumbles on the dead body of the pastor’s wife. And the death isn’t a fluke—it was poison.

After Leona’s eggs are blamed for delivering the fatal dose, her customers fly the coop along with her reputation. With her nest egg dwindling, she doesn’t have time to brood. Her only hope to rise back to the top of the pecking order? Figure out who held a grudge against Honeytree’s golden girl—and why.

But things get tricky. Her two leading suspects also happen to be running for mayor. And neither one of them is crowing when Leona fowls up their campaigns with her clucking around.

Can Leona take the heat of small-town politics? Or will she be forced out of the frying pan with egg on her face?

A Flock and a Fluke is the second book in the clever, irreverent Lucky Cluck Cozy Mysteries series that will keep you chuckling and guessing until the end.

No gore, swears, or other yucky stuff. Just good, clean murder.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drop Dead Lola (A Lola Cruz Mystery Book 5) by [Bourbon, Melissa]Things are topsy-turvy in Lola Cruz’s world.

Lola’s cousin is getting married, and Lola’s in the wedding, dressed like a throwback from a John Hughes movie; her biological clock has started ticking; and the bachelorette party to beat all bachelorette parties is in the works. The evening’s events will push all the women past their boundaries—including Lola.

But all that pales compared to the new case at Camacho & Associates. Not everyone is convinced that Jack Callaghan’s childhood friend, Philip, committed suicide, least of all the man’s mother, Marnie. Marnie hires the P.I. firm—and specifically Lola—to get to the bottom of her son’s death. There’s not much to go on, but Lola would rather drop dead than leave a case unsolved.

When a second attack happens against Marnie herself, Lola knows she’s on the right track. Now her biological clock isn’t the only thing ticking. She has to stop a murderer before he—or she—strikes again.

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DROP DEAD LOLA by Melissa Bourbon | A Henery Press Mystery. If you like one, you’ll probably like them all.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reporter and bridge player Wendy Winchester once again plays ace detective when a country club member is murdered in a hot tub . . .

Now an investigative reporter for the Rosalie Citizen in the Mississippi River port of Rosalie, Wendy still likes to unwind over a game of cards. Following the demise of the Rosalie Bridge Club, she’s started her own group at the Rosalie Country Club. During the first meeting of the Country Club Bridge Players, the dummy has barely been laid down when another dummy gets in a scuffle at the bar across the room. Bridge player Carly Ogle’s husband Brent is at it again.

After the club’s new female golf pro breaks up the fight, Brent storms off to soak in a hot tub. But Carly soon finds the bullying Brent dead in the water, clubbed over the head with the pestle the barkeep uses to crush leaves for mint juleps.

Racist, sexist, homophobic, and an all-around lout, Brent made enough enemies to fill a bridge tournament. So Wendy has to play her cards right to get the story—and stay out of hot water long enough to put the squeeze on the killer . . .  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Book of Candlelight (Secret, Book, & Scone Society 3) by [Adams, Ellery]In the new Secret, Book, and Scone Society novel from New York Times bestselling author Ellery Adams, the rain in Miracle Springs, North Carolina, has been relentless—and a flood of trouble is about to be unleashed . . .
 
As the owner of Miracle Books, Nora Pennington figures all the wet weather this spring is at least good for business. The local inns are packed with stranded travelers, and among them Nora finds both new customers and a new friend, the sixtysomething Sheldon, who starts helping out at the store.

Since a little rain never hurt anyone, Nora rides her bike over to the flea market one sodden day and buys a bowl from Danny, a Cherokee potter. It’ll make a great present for Nora’s EMT boyfriend, but the next day, a little rain turns into a lot of rain, and the Miracle River overflows it banks. Amid the wreckage of a collapsed footbridge, a body lies within the churning water.

Nora and the sheriff both doubt the ruling of accidental drowning, and Nora decides it’s time for the Secret, Book, and Scone Society to spring into action. When another body turns up, it becomes clearer that Danny’s death can’t be blamed on a natural disaster. A crucial clue may lie within the stone walls of the Inn of Mist and Roses: a diary, over a century old and spattered with candle wax, that leads Nora and her friends through a maze of intrigue—and onto the trail of a murderer . . .  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Curse, a Coven and a Canine: A Paranormal Animal Cozy Mystery (Spellbound Hound Magic and Mystery Book 2) by [Wycherley, Jeannie]Toby dog can smell death.

When someone assaults his elderly neighbour and leaves her for dead, Spellbound Hound Toby is devastated.

For one thing, he’s worried who’ll keep him in cheesy dog treats now, but more than that, all indications are that Miranda Dervish—also known as The Pointy Woman—is behind this latest atrocity.

The woman who murdered Old Joe AND hexed Toby is back!

Together with his human, the journalist Clarissa Page, Toby sets out to investigate Miranda.

What is it she wanted from the neighbour?

Scarily, as they begin to uncover Miranda’s mysterious past, her evil behaviour begins to escalate and Clarissa finds her own existence under attack.

In a race against time, Toby and Clarissa have the odds stacked against them, but assistance comes from some rather eccentric allies in the form of The Blackdown Hills Squirrel Community, and a witch… who lives in a hedge.

A Curse, a Coven and a Canine is Book Two of this brand new paranormal cozy dog mystery series from the bestselling author of the beloved Wonky Inn books. Readers are loving these fantastic feel-good, warm hearted and humorous stories about a hexed dog and his witchy best friend.

The first three of the Spellbound Hound Magic and Mystery series are best read in order.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Partridge in a Pear Tree: Twelve Deadly Days of Christmas by [Weldon, Sarah Jane]A fallen Santa Claus. An orchard under threat. Can the owner of Partridge’s Perry and Cider Orchard catch a killer before the estate is turned to a pulp?

Stephen dreams of planting pears for his heirs. With the help of his recently deceased wife and an unexpected new flame, he vows to save the orchard from the clutches of a greedy housing development. But when one apple goes bad, it starts to spoil the whole crop.

While the ghosts of his Christmas past, present, and future warn him not to trust anyone, his fear of losing the orchard makes him the pear-fict target for a poisoned apple. He’s got one chance to solve the mystery before things go pear-shaped.

Will Stephen save the orchard before it is too late?

A Partridge in a Pear Tree is the first book in the Twelve Deadly Days of Christmas cozy mystery series. If you like ghostly characters, mulled cider mysteries, and traditional English countryside settings, then you’ll love Sarah Jane Weldon’s scrumptious Christmas vintage.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Burning Bowl: A Dark Paranormal Cozy Mystery Novel (Mystic California Cozies Book 3) by [Ruth, Dovie]When Gianna Petrillo came home from college with a teaching credential in hand, there were plenty of ghosts to greet her in that Central California oil town — both old and new. Her old flame, who was the son of an oil baron, had married … but he certainly hadn’t settled down. In fact, something had gone terribly wrong for Harvard Knottingham. He was even threatening to blow up his family’s oil wells.

Esther Grim, a peculiar electrical engineer, moved into town about the same time. She got a heck of a deal on Miss Toadvine’s pink cottage. So what if the previous owner had been murdered there? Oh, it mattered. That house seemed to wear an aura of misfortune like a funeral hat.

If that wasn’t bad enough, Miss Toadvine’s murderer was still on the lam. Some folks swore they’d seen Bucky Dobbs around town, but perhaps that was just a fabrication. There was a rumor that he’d run off to Texas.

Gianna did her best to keep a level head by keeping busy with her new job. And a bit of good fortune came her way. Her old friend Sylvia offered her an Appaloosa mare to trail ride in the foothills that surrounded their town.

Sergeant Rodney Gullett warned Gianna about riding alone on the outskirts of town, especially after dark. Interesting, since it had always been safe in the past. Did Sergeant Gullett know something? Or did he have something to hide?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Willow Marsh Murder (The Detective Lavender Mysteries Book 6) by [Charlton, Karen]

Cambridgeshire, September 1813: Detective Stephen Lavender and Constable Ned Woods are lured to an isolated estate in the deadly marshland surrounding Ely, to investigate a murder.

But nothing is as it seems at the mysterious Willow Marsh Manor. They soon realise they’ve come across this feuding family before – in the direst of circumstances. With no dead body and no sign of the woman who summoned them, Woods fears someone has planned a murderous revenge.

Meanwhile, Lavender dreads the disclosure of his greatest secret. A secret that, if revealed, will destroy both his career – and his relationship with Woods. Haunted by ghosts from the past, Lavender and Woods must tread a careful path through this watery and dangerous terrain in order to solve one of the most perplexing mysteries of their career.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black Coffee, Biscotti & Murder (Dying for a Coffee Cozy Mystery Book 4) by [Bourgeois, Sara, Marlake, Savannah]

 

When a killer strikes close to home in Mills Township, the Sweet sisters get dragged into another murder mystery.

The murderer cut down a man on what should have been the best night of his life. But by whom? Not everyone is what they appear to be.

Will the Kari and Kasi resist the temptation to get involved? No. Not a chance.
Black Coffee, Biscotti & Murder is the fourth book in the Dying for a Coffee Cozy Mystery series. It contains no adult language, situations, or gore and is suitable for mystery lovers of all ages.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Cupcake Conspiracy (A Chalkin' It Up Cozy Mystery Book 2) by [Bourgeois, Sara]Another body in the park?

At least it wasn’t Cathy and Gracie, her lovable rescue pup, who found it this time.

But once again, Cathy finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation.

She just can’t seem to keep her fingers out of all the pies.

The suspects start piling up, and Cathy realizes she’s in quite the stew.

Will the murderer catch her in his twisted snare?

Can Cathy and her friends restore law and order to her beloved small town?
The Cupcake Conspiracy is the second book in the A Chalkin’ It Up Cozy Mystery series. It contains no swearing, gore, or adult situations and is sweet fun for readers of all ages.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Field Guide to Homicide (A Cat Latimer Mystery Book 6) by [Cahoon, Lynn]Cat Latimer and her writer’s retreat group go on a hiking trip—but a murderer has been lurking off the beaten path . . .
 
Cat’s sweetheart, Seth, is going all out on an outing into the local mountains—for the benefit of the writing group Cat’s hosting at her Colorado B&B. But when they try to identify some plant and animal life, they find death instead. The body belongs to a man with a gold claim a few miles away. Instead of striking it rich, he’s been struck down.

To his surprise, Seth recognizes the victim from his military days—and up to now believed he’d already died during his last tour of duty. Now Cat has to solve this mystery before the killer takes a hike . . .
 
Praise for Lynn Cahoon

“Better get your flashlight handy, A Story to Kill will keep you reading all night.”
—Laura Bradford, author of the Amish Mysteries

“Lynn Cahoon has created an absorbing, good fun mystery in Mission to Murder.”
Fresh Fiction  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook