New Releases For The Week Of February 9th, 2020–Part 1

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of February 9th, 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.


Felicity Carrol and the Murderous Menace: A Felicity Carrol Mystery by [Marcantonio, Patricia]Heiress and amateur detective Felicity Carrol makes a perilous journey to apprehend a notorious murderer who has terrorized England–and now continues his vicious killing spree across the pond.

Felicity Carrol would rather be doing just about anything other than attending balls or seeking a husband. What she really wants to do is continue her work using the latest forensic methods and her photographic memory to help London police bring murderers to justice, so when her friend, Scotland Yard Inspector Jackson Davies, weak from injury, discovers a murder in a wild mining town in Montana that echoes the terrible crimes in England, Felicity decides to go herself.

In Placer, Montana, her first obstacle is handsome lawman Thomas Pike, who uses his intuition as much as his Colt in keeping law and order in this unruly town. When the murderer strikes again, Felicity begins to suspect Davies is correct: Jack the Ripper has come to America. Felicity sets out to find the killer in a town chock full of secrets, shadows, and suspects, but as the body count rises, this intrepid sleuth faces her most dangerous adversary yet–and discovers that not all killers are as they seem.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover












Murder by Candlelight (A Miss Alice Murder Mystery Book 3) by [Baker, Blythe]


A dramatic death…

When an evening’s entertainment unexpectedly turns into a night of death, Alice Beckingham must discover the motive behind a very public murder. But with hundreds of witnesses, narrowing down her suspects isn’t easy. Worse, her investigation makes Alice a target for a killer who doesn’t want to be caught.

With the always aloof Sherborne Sharp assisting, can Alice stay alive long enough to solve the puzzle? Or will the next curtain rise on yet another murder – her own?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle















Marsupials and Murder (An Isle of Man Ghostly Cozy Book 13) by [Xarissa, Diana]

Fenella Woods has been living on the Isle of Man for a year, and it now seems as if every charity there feels it’s appropriate to start soliciting her. Most of the letters get turned over to Fenella’s advocate to deal with, but one request catches Fenella’s eye.

Darrell Higgins wants her help monitoring the wild wallaby population in the Curraghs wetlands area of the island.
When she agrees to spend an hour in the wetlands one morning, the man in her life, Daniel Robinson, offers to join her. After a boring hour in the cold and rain, they both can’t wait to get indoors, but on the walk back to Daniel’s car, they find Darrell under a bush, dead.

There isn’t any shortage of suspects, from volunteers with the charity to business colleagues of the dead man, not to mention a quartet of ex-wives and one current girlfriend, but motive is harder to determine. Can Daniel and Fenella work out who killed the island’s main marsupial supporter before the killer chooses another victim?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Scandals in Savannah (The Southern Sleuth Book 2) by [Lin, Harper]Savannah, Georgia, 1922

Becky Mackenzie’s mother won’t stop setting her up with every Southern bachelor in town. But Becky’s too busy for love, even when she has two fine gentlemen chasing after her, to the chagrin of her spiteful cousin Fanny.

When a secretive neighbor dies in a house fire, Becky snoops to find out whether it was really an accident—or a planned arson and murder. And why are sinister people—if they are even human—digging up the cemetery near her property?

One thing’s for sure—black magic is involved, and it just might follow Becky home. Before this evil spreads to her loved ones, she must make the deal of the century before it destroys everyone and everything in town.

Set in the Jazz Age of speakeasies and flappers in beautiful and gothic Savannah, Georgia, The Southern Sleuth series will charm your hats off  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle














Press Pass Mysteries: Books 1-4 Box Set by [Anderton, April]

Get the first four books in the Press Pass Mystery Series, all in one for a SPECIAL PRE-ORDER PRICE! Price after release day will be $9.99

Book One – Previous Engagements

She said yes! And now, she’s dead.

Reporter Ali Loukas has her sights set on advancing from radio newscaster to TV correspondent. When Senator Maxwell’s supermodel fiancee turns up dead and the story practically drops into her lap, she seizes the opportunity to solve the murder, scoop her competitors, and move up the broadcasting ladder.

But gaining access to evidence and witnesses without stepping on the toes of family friend Detective Ryan McGuire could be tricky.

Despite a knife wedged in her front door and opposition from the police, Ali is determined to prove that she can find the answers, solve the crime and earn the dream job…if she can stay alive to make it all happen.

Book Two – Drowned at The Rat

Rockstars, punk bars, and screaming yellow guitars.

When the bass player of a local punk group turns up dead at the infamous night club, it looks like a clear-cut case of band envy. Reporter Ali Loukas isn’t so sure.

Something smells off and with the help of her boyfriend and homicide detective, Ryan McGuire, Ali dons a leather mini-skirt and goes undercover to sniff out the real killer. If she survives the disgusting ladies’ room, she just might track down the culprit.

Book Three – Coconut Crush

Dinner, drinks, and death. A cruise they won’t forget.

Reporter Ali Loukas hasn’t had time to legally change her name, but a week in the middle of the ocean with her shiny new husband should mean time to kick back and relax–with no dead bodies.

No such luck. Ali’s reputation and penchant for coming across corpses have preceded her. Trapped on a floating city with a handful of eccentric fans, she finds herself swept up in the lifestyle of the elite.

When a body turns up on the second day at sea, one fan turns to Ali, expecting her to help the ship’s security team come up with a killer. But Security’s not interested in Ali’s help and they threaten to throw her in the brig if she interferes with their investigation.

Mysterious elderly stalkers, a magic show gone bad, and a killer on board, make Ali wonder if her tropical vacation will bring her closer to her husband as intended or send her overboard.

Book Four – First Night, Last Rites

Sweet cannolis, fire eaters, and tickets to heaven. There’s something for everyone at Boston’s First Night festivities.

Field reporter, Ali McGuire, chases end-of-the-world stories in the months leading up to Y2K, but nothing prepares her for the morning after, when a Catholic priest is found dead in an underground sanctuary, surrounded by weapons, cash, and stockpiles of food.

Police investigate the death of the corrupt clergyman and land on a suspect, but Ali’s behind-the-scenes access to the nights’ street performers and vendors shines a different light on the dead priest.

Sparks fly between the police and the press as Ali races to uncover the truth before an iconic local church is shut down and their beloved leader ends up wearing the wrong kind of collar.


Bag of Bones: At the Lakeside Mall
Point of No Returns: At the Lakeside Mall
Rack of Remorse: At the Lakeside Mall  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












Tales from The Lazy Lucheonette Casebook (A Sanford Third Age Club Special) by [Robinson, David W, books, darkstroke]A clever substitution, a cup of tea (with or without?), in-flight chicanery, a hero’s return of the missing son – all topped off with a celebration of the monarchy at the Miner’s Arms.

We’ve heard about them before. Joe’s casebooks stand on the shelves in The Lazy Luncheonette, a free read for his customers while they enjoy the food.

And now as a celebration of the Sanford 3rd Age Club Mysteries, the twentieth volume is a collection of short stories from the early days of Joe, Sheila and Brenda’s investigative efforts, in:


The STAC Mystery series:

The Filey Connection
The I-Spy Murders
A Halloween Homicide
A Murder for Christmas
Murder at the Murder Mystery Weekend
My Deadly Valentine
The Chocolate Egg Murders
The Summer Wedding Murder
Costa del Murder
Christmas Crackers
Death in Distribution
A Killing in the Family
A Theatrical Murder
Trial by Fire
Peril in Palmanova
The Squire’s Lodge Murders
Murder at the Treasure Hunt
A Cornish Killing
Merry Murders Everyone  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












The Principal of the Matter: A Class Mom Mystery (Class Mom Mysteries Book 1) by [Clark, Sophia J.]Meredith Knight is just your run of the mill class mom, trying to keep up in the hyper-competitive world of cookie baking and crafts. She’s not sure she has time for much more until someone comes along and murders the school principal. Suddenly, she’s sucked into a world of intrigue and alibis, murder and mayhem, crime and…cookies?

Unsure who to trust, Meredith feels that her only recourse is to insert herself right in the middle of the investigation. Luckily, she and the detective in charge of the case go way back. That doesn’t stop him from zeroing in on Meredith’s best friend Katherine as a potential suspect. Can she help unravel the mystery and clear Katherine’s name before innocent people get hurt in the fallout?

For fans of A. R. Winters, Gina LaManna, and Julie Mulhern, this humorous mystery series will keep you guessing all the way to the end.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle
















Don't Look Down (Shadows of New York Book 2) by [Davidson, Hilary]From the Amazon Charts bestselling author of One Small Sacrifice, a gripping mystery about a sinister murder that everyone wants to stay buried—except one dogged NYPD detective.

Jo Greaver is a model of success. Young and ambitious, she’s built a thriving beauty business from nothing. But she has secrets she’ll do anything to keep buried. When her blackmailer offers to meet, Jo expects to pay him off—but gets a bullet instead. Bleeding and in shock, Jo flees with no one to turn to.

When NYPD detective Sheryn Sterling and her partner, Rafael Mendoza, find Andray Baxter murdered in his own home—shot through the heart—everything points to Jo as the killer. Her blood is at the scene, and so are disturbing photos of her taken as a young teen. But Sheryn has doubts. Was the kindhearted Andray really a criminal? Why did he repeatedly report finding spyware in his apartment? Was there something shady about Jo’s sister dying a year earlier?

Something’s not right, and it’s up to Sheryn to piece together the sinister puzzle, no matter the cost.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook















Gone Cursing (A Hex on Me Cozy Paranormal Mystery Book 6) by [Layne, Kennedy]



It’s a bait and switch whodunit in the next installment of the Hex on Me Mysteries by USA Today Bestselling Author Kennedy Layne…

Creating beautiful snow angels, cross-country skiing for miles, and riding toboggans over snowy hills are all exciting outdoor activities to do in the winter months. When Lou’s latest premonition of murder takes her and the gang to an isolated ice fishing shack in the middle of a lake in the upper peninsula of Michigan, it looks as if they’re about to go fishing for a murderer.

You’ll want to bring along a seat warmer and an ice fishing pole for this mystery if you want to help Lou and the gang hook a whale of a killer!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Justine and the Curious Catacomb (Cat Clues Book 4) by [Hay, Ruth]


Has Justine settled down at last?

As a new homeowner and the custodian of three cats, Justine has a lot to learn. There are, however, aspects to this learning that she never could have imagined. Dr. Daniel Hudson is unexpectedly the one who unlocks the secrets of Journey’s End for her.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

















A Crafter Quilts a Crime: A Handcrafted Mystery by [Quinn, Holly]Perfect for fans of Betty Hechtman and Maggie Sefton, Holly Quinn’s third Handcrafted mystery aspires to wrap you in its warmth.

Community Craft proprietor Sammy Kane must piece together a patchwork of clues when a “live” mannequin ends up stone-cold dead.

Snowcapped pines and glittery dusted sidewalks adorn tranquil Heartsford, Wisconsin, while residents cuddle beneath heirloom quilts in front of cozy wood fires. But come the next day, the below-zero temperatures won’t keep the locals away from Heartsford’s annual Fire & Ice event. To boost customer traffic at Community Craft’s one-night-only sale, Samantha “Sammy” Kane persuades a few of the craftspeople who sell their wares at the store to participate in a live mannequin window display contest.

Local quilter Wanda Wadsworth emerges as a favorite to win the contest, as she manages to not move a muscle for an unusual amount of time. Onlookers outside the window try everything to get her to crack–tapping on the glass and making funny faces–but nothing disrupts Wanda’s stillness. When the eagle-eyed spectators realize Wanda isn’t breathing, a blanket of grief and fear descends upon the wintry town.

Detective Liam Nash can’t seem to piece the clues together. Fortunately, Sammy’s cousin, Heidi, and her sister, Ellie, are on hand to reconvene their detective team, S.H.E. They set out to solve Wanda’s untimely death before the case grows as icy as a sub-zero Wisconsin winter. But they are all too aware that the killer is too close for comfort.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook