New Releases For The Week Of January 26th, 2020–Part 2

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



A View to a Kilt (Liss MacCrimmon Mystery Book 13) by [Dunnett, Kaitlyn]A series of blizzards have kept tourists away from Moosetookalook, Maine, and shoppers out of Liss MacCrimmon’s Scottish Emporium. But as warmer weather brings promises of tartan sales and new faces, melting snow reveals cold-blooded murder . . .
Liss has suddenly found herself in charge of the March Madness Mud Season Sale, a town-wide celebration created to boost the local economy during the slushy weeks of early spring. With businesses ailing after a rough winter, the pressure is on to make this year’s effort the can’t-miss-event of the season. But before Liss can get her hands dirty, her husband makes a horrifying discovery. There’s a dead man on their property, and he didn’t die of natural causes . . .

Stunned by the murder mystery developing in her own backyard, Liss receives another shock. The victim is identified as Charlie MacCrimmon, an uncle believed to have died eleven years before Liss was born. No one has seen or heard from Charlie since he went off to fight in Vietnam. What secrets could he have been hiding for so many years, and who would want to kill a man long thought to be dead?

Enlisting the help of her family, Liss uncovers more questions than answers as she delves into her uncle’s murky past. One thing is clear—before he met his end, Uncle Charlie was desperately trying to warn her about something sinister. And unless Liss can soon track down a maniacal criminal as elusive as the Loch Ness Monster, she just might be the next MacCrimmon to disappear . . .  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover











Witch, Don't be Hexed Mad (Witch's Guide to Haunted Properties: Los Angeles: Mystery Book 4) by [Smith, Lotta]Never set your foot in a hexed property—especially, when the land has a resident zombie ready to strike you!

FREE on Kindle Unlimited!

If Fio Valentine has learned one thing working for Quest Realty, it’s that dealing with haunted and hexed properties can be a real nightmare.

When her friend Suze asks her to investigate an abandoned home in LA, she can’t refuse, so with Andy Russel from the Property Management Department and her spirit animal Champ, Fio takes on the case of a zombie-like ghost who may be what remains of the former owner’s estranged son.

After an encounter with the restless specter leaves Andy in a coma, Fio’s boss Jack takes over the investigation. They follow clues to an abandoned school in the Arizona desert, the headquarters of a now defunct cult where a host of unruly ghosts conspire to trap Fio. Can she free herself and the imprisoned spirit or will she join Andy in the sleep of the dead? Find out in Book Four of the Witches Guide to Haunted Properties.

Buy Witch, Don’t be Hexed Mad and start solving your next mystery today!

Witch’s Guide to Haunted Properties: Los Angeles
Each book in the series is a stand-alone story, but your enjoyment of each story will be increased if you read them all.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












Death Comes to Cornwall by [Johnson, Kate]



The perfect holiday destination. The perfect place for murder…

Molly Higgins never expected to be caught up in a murder investigation. All she’d hoped for this year was to work hard, save enough money to open her very own café on the Cornish coast and avoid her ex, Conor Blackstone, who has just arrived back in the village.

But when she and Conor discover a body on the cliffside in Port Trevan they are thrown once more together. Molly is keen to leave the mystery to the police, but when she finds herself their top suspect, Molly has no choice but to catch the killer herself – before it is too late.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Seven Shadows (A Dana Hargrove Legal Mystery) by [Kemanis, V.S.]A criminal prosecutor is bound to make a few enemies over a decades-long career, and Dana Hargrove is no exception. Who has it in for her?

In 2015, the former prosecutor is in her second year as a trial judge in Manhattan. It’s a new world. Dana cut her baby teeth in the DA’s office during the crack epidemic, the ’80s and early ’90s. Now, the murder rate is a fraction of what it was, and public opinion about incarceration is softening. So is Dana. As a judge, she agonizes over every sentencing decision before her.

Midlife has also hit Dana hard on a personal level. She misses her children and adjusts to the empty nest by immersing herself in work. Instead of growing closer to her husband Evan, their relationship becomes strained. What is happening to them?

Tension builds as Judge Hargrove presides over two high-stakes media cases. The defendants: a glamorous dot-com millionaire who killed her business partner, and an orthopedist who runs a deadly pill mill. In the public mail bag, the judge receives a message from an anonymous crank. Then her family starts getting letters that sound all too personal. Someone with an agenda is harassing and shadowing Dana and her loved ones.

In Seven Shadows, the judge and her pursuer are on a collision course meant to teach Dana the meaning of empathy and the value of the people she cherishes most.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback











Knot in Teaberry (A Teaberry Farm Bed & Breakfast Cozy Book 28) by [Wallace, R. A.]



A Teaberry Farm Bed & Breakfast Cozy Book 28
Murder interrupts plans for four busy friends to meet. When the clues lead police in different directions, Megan tackles a new puzzle with a lot of loose threads. With luck, she will tie them together correctly and help to solve the mystery. This mild cozy mystery offers a clean read with a female amateur sleuth and friends in a small-town setting. Main characters in the series are multigenerational.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle














Cherringham - Murder under the Sun: A Cosy Crime Series (Cherringham: Mystery Shorts Book 36) by [Costello, Matthew, Richards, Neil]As the day of Grace’s wedding approaches, it seems nothing can get in the way of the happy Cherringham event. But just days before, her father Len is suddenly arrested on suspicion of murder – a murder committed 30 years ago, and a thousand miles away. Could Len actually have committed the crime? And can Jack and Sarah unearth the truth in time for him to walk his daughter down the aisle?

Set in the sleepy English village of Cherringham, the detective series brings together an unlikely sleuthing duo: English web designer Sarah and American ex-cop Jack. Thrilling and deadly – but with a spot of tea – it’s like Rosamunde Pilcher meets Inspector Barnaby. Each of the self-contained episodes is a quick read for the morning commute, while waiting for the doctor, or when curling up with a hot cuppa.

Co-authors Neil Richards (based in the UK) and Matthew Costello (based in the US), have been writing together since the mid-90s, creating innovative content and working on major projects for the BBC, Disney Channel, Sony, ABC, Eidos, and Nintendo to name but a few. Their transatlantic collaboration has underpinned scores of TV drama scripts, computer games, radio shows, and the best-selling mystery series Cherringham. Their latest series project is called Mydworth Mysteries.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












A baffling murder. A master criminal. Have the world’s greatest detective and his intrepid American daughter finally met their match?

Seven short stories published in one volume for the first time, featuring Sherlock Holmes and his long-lost daughter.

Sherlock Holmes and Lucy James have become a formidable family crime-fighting team. But one murderous woman has evaded their grasp. And when they’re called to London’s Olympia Theatre to investigate the strange death of a circus clown, they quickly discover their cunning foe has struck again.

Tracking the enigmatic killer through London Zoo, a fancy-dress ball, and a sinister occult organization, the erudite duo stays hot on her heels. Each time they close in, a powerful criminal mastermind intervenes, and she slips through their fingers. But failing to bring their enemies to justice may cost them the one thing they both hold dear…

Can Holmes and Lucy catch a monster, or is this the evildoer who will defeat them at last?

The Collected Sherlock Holmes and Lucy James Short Stories: Volume One takes the reader on a breathless journey through five connected tales, plus two Christmas bonus cases. If you like Victorian intrigue, stunning surprises, and old-fashioned page-turners, you’ll love Anna Elliott and Charles Veley’s exciting mysteries.

Buy The Collected Sherlock Holmes and Lucy James Short Stories: Volume One to battle a worthy opponent today!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Paperback











Hi Five (An IQ Novel Book 4) by [Ide, Joe]


One woman. Five personalities. Private investigator IQ is back to piece together a Newport Beach murder with an eyewitness who gives “people person” a whole new meaning.
Christiana is the daughter of the biggest arms dealer on the West Coast, Angus Byrne. She’s also the sole witness and number one suspect in the murder of her boyfriend, found dead in her Newport Beach boutique. Isaiah Quintabe is coerced into taking the case to prove her innocence. If he can’t, Angus will harm the brilliant PI’s new girlfriend, ending her career.
The catch: Christiana has multiple personalities. Among them, a naïve, beautiful shopkeeper, an obnoxious drummer in a rock band, and a wanton seductress.
Isaiah’s dilemma: no one personality saw the entire incident. To find out what really happened the night of the murder, Isaiah must piece together clues from each of the personalities . . . before the cops close in on him.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook













Mystery on Hidden Lane: An utterly gripping cozy mystery novel (An Eve Mallow Mystery Book 1) by [Chase, Clare]Meet Eve Mallow: an American far from home, a professional busybody… and an amateur detective?

Seasoned obituary writer Eve Mallow has a new assignment: to tell the life story of famed musician Bernard Fitzpatrick. A chance to spend a few days in the sweet little village of Saxford St Peter, walking the country lanes with her beloved dachshund Gus and meeting new people sounds like a dream. But it turns out that Bernard’s life was much less interesting than his death. On the day she arrives, news breaks that the charismatic cellist was the victim of a grisly murder. Could this quaint English village be hiding a dark secret?

As Eve starts to interview Bernard’s friends and colleagues, she finds that he’d ruffled a few feathers. In fact, from the keepers of the Cross Keys Inn to his own staff at High House, there’s barely a person in town who doesn’t have some reason to hate him… is one of the friendly villagers a cold-blooded killer?

Eve hoped Saxford St Peter would be the perfect escape from her busy city life. But there is darkness even in the most sunlit of settings. And when a second body is found, Eve becomes certain that one of the people she’s met must be the murderer. She has never done any detective work before… but is there something in her notes that can crack the case?

An unputdownable page-turner, perfect for fans of Faith Martin, Agatha Christie and Betty Rowlands.

What readers are saying about Mystery on Hidden Lane:

‘I really enjoyed reading this! Loved the typical English village location and the very Jessica Fletcher-type protagonist… I am anxious to read more of this character soon!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

Kept me hooked from the start… I’d like to live in Eve’s temporary new home please!… loved it.’ Goodreads Reviewer

Thoroughly enjoyed it… lovely twists and turns’ Goodreads Reviewer

A wonderful beginning to a new mystery series!… I love that the main character’s job is an obituary writer – how unique and creative’ Goodreads Reviewer

‘I thoroughly enjoyed it… loved the setting… I was reminded of a modern-day Miss Marple.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

Stunning loved the story and the pacing and just everything about it… a great story that I couldn’t put down… I can’t wait for the next one.’ Crossroad Reviews

Loved it… a very good whodunnit… And she has a long-haired dachshund ;)’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘A satisfyingly twisty murder mystery which kept me guessing to the end!’ NetGalley Reviewer

Excellent… Looking forward to the next instalment!’ Goodreads Reviewer

Very enjoyable… gripping… leaves you looking forward to the next’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars

Very entertaining and well written… Great plot and setting… Mystery fans will love this book.’ Goodreads Reviewer

Excellent cozy mystery. A real page turner. Kept me entertained all the way through’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars

‘Hits the ground running… I loved it!… And of course Gus is an excellent side-kick!… A cracking series opener which I thoroughly enjoyed and which has left me hankering for more’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback











The Case of the Happiness Spell: A Hillcrest Witch Mystery (Hillcrest Witch Cozy Mystery Book 13) by [Anderson, Amorette ]



Penny Banks and her witch coven friends are getting to the end of their 13 cycle spell book. Only one spell remains — the Happiness Spell. Penny is eager to master this one, but her role in the local drama club’s production of Romeo and Juliet is keeping her super busy.

Things get even more hectic when one of the Hillcrest Players is found dead. Can Penny catch the killer, memorize her lines, and master a new spell all at once?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

















Justine and the Midnight Catechism (Cat Clues Book 3) by [Hay, Ruth]



Justine returns to familiar territory and a new work assignment. She will be in the midst of a difficult situation with asylum seekers that she could never have imagined before. This time she has with her a small companion who must prove her worth. Will a partner she left behind years ago provide the extra support Justine needs, or will she find herself at the point of exhaustion?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle















Bound and Deceased: A Taylor Quinn Quilt Shop Mystery (The Taylor Quinn Quilt Shop Mysteries Book 2) by [Rothery, Tess]Taylor Quinn thought she was done with murder.

She’d finally settled into her life as owner of Flour Sax Quilt Shop in Comfort, Oregon. It wasn’t exciting, but there were compensations, like spending time with handsome Hudson the handyman, and being close to her Grandpa Ernie.

But when her new friend Sissy Dorney’s favorite aunt dies under mysterious circumstances, Taylor is the first person she turns to for help.

The deceased, a celebrated quilter and newlywed might have been killed for her money, but then again, it could have been plain old romantic jealousy too.

With no shortage of suspects or motives, Taylor has her work cut out for her, but she’s up for the task. After all, Comfort is a small town, and townies look out for each other.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle














Scones and Spells (The Matchmaker's Grimoire Book 2) by [Pease, Rosie]Heartwood Hollow is full of secrets… from the living and the ghosts.

Matchmaking baker Joanie Sunevall thought ghosts coming between her last couple was a one-time situation. But the spirits are interfering again, and her current match proves to be more complicated and even a little dangerous when a stranger enters her shop holding a knife.

But nothing is quite what it seems. As both halves of her match are revealed to have connections to a forest where six townspeople disappeared, Joanie must uncover the truth of what happened there to help the couple and heal the town.

Joanie is desperate for the truth to help heal Heartwood Hollow and make her match, but is she ready to accept she’s a witch and turn to magic to get it?

But is she ready to accept she’s a witch and turn to magic to get answers?

There’s more to Heartwood Hollow and its residents than meets the eye.

Scones and Spells is the second full novel in the Matchmaker’s Grimoire series. It is best enjoyed after reading Cookies and Curses.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












Statue of Limitations (A Goddess of Greene St. Mystery Book 1) by [Collins, Kate]In this delightful new series by the New York Times bestselling author of the Flower Shop Mysteries, Athena Spencer comes back home to work with her crazy big Greek family at their garden center. But she never expected a return to her roots would mean protecting her family from murder . . .

After her divorce, Athena has returned to coastal Michigan to work in her family’s garden center and raise her son, while also caring for a mischievous wild raccoon and fending off her family’s annoying talent for nagging. Working alone at the garden center one night, Athena is startled by a handsome stranger who claims to be the rightful owner of a valuable statue her grandfather purchased at a recent estate sale.

But she has even bigger problems on her plate. The powerful Talbot family from whom her pappoús bought the statue is threatening to raze the shops on Greene Street’s “Little Greece” to make way for a condo. The recent death of the family’s patriarch already seemed suspicious, but now it’s clear that a murderer is in their midst. Athena will have to live up to her warrior goddess namesake to protect her family from a killer and save their community from ruin . . .

“Kate Collins delivers an entertaining, amusing, and deliciously suspenseful mystery.”
—Cleo Coyle, New York Times bestselling author  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook


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