New Releases For The Week Of March 29th, 2020–Part 3

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of March 29th, 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 Clutter Corpse (The Decluttering mysteries Book 1) by [Brett, Simon]

 

Introducing an engaging new amateur sleuth, declutterer Ellen Curtis, in the first of a brilliant new mystery series.

Ellen Curtis runs her own business helping people who are running out of space. As a declutterer, she is used to encountering all sorts of weird and wonderful objects in the course of her work. What she has never before encountered is a dead body.

When Ellen stumbles across the body of a young woman in an over-cluttered flat, suspicion immediately falls on the deceased homeowner’s son, who has recently absconded from prison. No doubt Nate Ogden is guilty of many things – but is he really the killer? Discovering a link between the victim and her own past, Ellen sets out to uncover the truth. But where has her best friend disappeared to? And is Ellen really prepared for the shocking revelations to follow?  (Amazon)

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A Double Shot of Magic (Perfect Brew Book 2) by [Carson, Jo-Ann]~ a recipe for love ~.
The Perfect Brew Trilogy, book 2
By Jo-Ann Carson

When evil rises, one witch must save the world. Cassie Black is a sorceress struggling with her growing powers and chaotic love life. As the guardian of a portal, she must stop a dark force spreading its influence in her small Pacific Northwest town.
Cassie’s friend Larry is shot twice in an alley. Clenched in his hand is a note, which reads, “BEWARE BLACK WITCH.” The note could mean many things, and none of them are good. As Cassie unravels the mystery of his death, someone tries to murder her.
Being a beautiful enchantress, Cassie attracts interesting men, who complicate her life. The very human detective, Gavin McGregor, suspects Cassie is the cause of all the unusual happenings in his own and watches her every move. Her former boyfriend, Alessandro, the vampire, wants her back in his life, alive or dead. Sanjay Kahn, a wickedly handsome, rogue warlock, vies for her attention and her heart.
A murder to solve, a force of darkness to wrestle with, and a full dance card … what more could a good witch want?
A Double Shot of Magic is the second book in the critically acclaimed Perfect Brew trilogy. It can be read as a stand-alone or as part of the series. If you like magical cozies with strong characters, romance, and humor, you’ll love this novel. It has a happy ending.
Buy A Double Shot of Magic today and enjoy a fun, heart-warming story filled with intrigue and sweet romance.  (Amazon)

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The Further Adventures of Kiki Lowenstein: Collection #2: Short Stories that Accompany the Kiki Lowenstein Mystery Series (The Further Adventures of Kiki Lowenstein, Collection #2) by [Slan, Joanna Campbell]More Quick, Clean Reads That Will Warm Your Heart!



The Further Adventures of Kiki Lowenstein, Collection 2 –

More stories (eight long ones and a novella) featuring your fictional best friend, Kiki. As an amateur sleuth, professional crafter, and loving mom, she’s the girl-next-door (if you lived next door to a detective agency). This is a delightful collection of short stories and a novella (short book). These 544 pages of fun are bound to put a smile on your face. Collection includes 1. The Hand-Lettering – -a reminder of what our loved ones really value 2 The Turtle Hater − an attempt on a turtle’s life pulls Kiki out of her shell 3. With Pleasure – a lost necklace may well ruin a family get-together 4. The Lucky Charm – the theft of a valuable coin endangers a girl’s life 5. The Lilac Festival –a nasty trickster lurks on Mackinaw Island 6. The Purple Passion – a customer begs Kiki to help clear her daughter when she is accused of sex-texting 7. The Pet Pig – a prize porker prompts a preemptive panic 8. Too Much Squash – a misunderstanding results in way too much zucchini 9. The Cupcake Caper – when a friend frets that she’s over the hill, Kiki decides to level the playing field. Note: To avoid spoilers, it’s best to read Ready, Scrap, Shoot: Book #6 in the Kiki Lowenstein Mystery Series first.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Corpse at the Castle: A Scottish Cozy Mystery (The Highland Horse Whisperer Mysteries Book 1) by [Marshall, R.B.]There’s a killer at the royal castle!
When Izzy Paterson takes a job in the Scottish Highlands as horse trainer to the rather eccentric Lady Letham, she doesn’t expect to be rubbing shoulders with the Queen and her household.

But even those in privileged circles have enemies, and when a gruesome murder at Balmoral Castle throws suspicion on her new friend, handsome Craig MacDonald, only Izzy’s investigative skills stand between him and a long sentence at Her Majesty’s pleasure.

As Izzy fights to clear Craig’s name, can she gain acceptance from the suspicious residents of Glengowrie, infiltrate the mysterious Horseman’s Guild and piece together the clues… before the killer strikes again?

:: Readers of Molly Fitz, T E Kinsey or H Y Hanna should enjoy this entertaining Scottish story, the first book in the Highland Horse Whisperer cozy mystery series. Grab your copy of A Corpse at the Castle today, and experience Spring in the Scottish Highlands for yourself!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Vermeer Deception: An Art Mystery (Zelda Richardson Mystery Series Book 4) by [Alderson, Jennifer S.]An art historian finds – then loses – a portrait by Johannes Vermeer in this thrilling art mystery set in Munich, Heidelberg, and Amsterdam.

When Zelda Richardson investigates a new lead about a missing portrait by Johannes Vermeer, no one expects her to actually find the painting in a retired art dealer’s home in Munich, Germany. Not her parents visiting from America; her boss, private detective Vincent de Graaf; or the rightful owner of the Nazi-looted artwork.

However, Zelda’s jubilation turns to horror when she arrives to pick up the portrait and finds the art dealer dead and several frames smoldering in his fireplace.

Was the Vermeer a fake and its ‘discovery’ a cruel joke played on a Nazi victim? The Munich police, Zelda’s family, and Vincent certainly think so.

Yet the art dealer’s best friend believes he was murdered and the real Vermeer stolen by an underground network of art looters, one established during World War II and still active today. The problem is, no one believes him – except Zelda.

Zelda soon finds herself in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse with immoral art collectors, corrupt dealers, and an all-to-real killer who wants her to stop searching.

Can Zelda uncover the truth about the Vermeer before she is painted out of the picture permanently?

The Vermeer Deception is Book 4 in the Zelda Richardson Mystery Series. The novels in this series can be read in any order.  (Amazon)

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Killer Country Club (The Snoop Group Book 4) by [Rossi, Suzanne]

 

Anne Jamieson is not immune to death—after all her boyfriend is a police detective. But when she finds a dead woman floating in a pool, suspicion falls on Anne’s friend, Candace Warren. Not only was she recently released from jail, she’s a convicted murderer. And the murder scene is Candace’s former home.
With her friend the only suspect, Anne takes matters into her own hands. She joins the country club where the deceased was a member—to track down the real killer.
After a second body surfaces in the club’s hot tub, Anne becomes the target. Can she and her Snoop Group cronies catch the killer before Anne ends up in her own watery grave?  (Amazon)

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Inspector Ghote Plays a Joker (An Inspector Ghote Mystery) by [Keating, H. R. F.]Inspector Ghote, ‘one of the great creations of detective fiction’ (Alexander McCall Smith), is assigned his most baffling case yet: preventing the murder . . . of a flamingo, in this classic mystery  with a brand-new introduction by bestselling author Vaseem Khan.

Inspector Ganesh Ghote of the Bombay CID is taken aback when his boss, the rage-prone Deputy Superintendent Naik, cheerfully summons him with an unusual order: to stop a murder. But his boss’s good mood turns out to be the least bizarre thing about the situation. For the potential murder victim is an expensive flamingo – a gift from the US Consul – and if Ghote doesn’t prevent it meeting the same tragic end as its three companions, it could result in serious embarrassment for the government.

Saddled with the most incompetent sergeant in the history of policing, Ghote investigates with his usual thoroughness, and soon suspects the flamingo-slaying is linked to a whole series of elaborate, unkind pranks. Who would do such a thing, and why? The hard-working inspector doesn’t get the joke. But when the case takes a darker turn, all thoughts of humour are forgotten . . .  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inspector Ghote Goes by Train (An Inspector Ghote Mystery) by [Keating, H. R. F.]Quietly dignified Inspector Ghote, ‘one of the great creations of detective fiction’ (Alexander McCall Smith), finds himself trapped on a train with a fellow passenger who may – or may not – be the legendary confidence trickster he is travelling to collect, in this classic mystery  with a brand-new introduction by bestselling author Vaseem Khan.

When Inspector Ganesh Ghote boards the train to Calcutta, he’s looking forward to spending forty hours detached from his responsibilities, but nevertheless still doing his job. He is on his way to collect legendary swindler A. K. Bhattacharya, who’s defrauded wealthy art-lovers for years, and bring him back to Bombay to stand trial.

But his peace and quiet is immediately disturbed by a chatty fellow traveller, who, Ghote soon realises, talks relentlessly but never gives anything personal away. Who is this man, who never takes off his sunglasses, and whose hair appears freshly dyed? The good inspector’s heart stops when he sees the initials on his companion’s case: A.K.B.

A. K. Bhattacharaya, the master trickster, is in prison in Calcutta, awaiting transfer under Ghote’s custody to Bombay. It would be the wildest fantasy to think he should be sitting on the train with Ghote instead.

Wouldn’t it?  (Amazon)

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A Witch Too Frozen (Crystal Springs Cozy Witch Mystery Book 5) by [Lester, Paula, Harmon, M.E.]Revenge is best served cold…but Frozen?

The Winter Solstice Games are happening in Crystal Springs, and the town’s trouble-prone new fiftyish witch, Cascade Lorne, is smack-dab in the middle of the activities.

That is . . . until the top athletes start to die in the cold-clutches of the Grim Reaper.

This time around, Cas has a new crop of magic-related problems, and the relationship with her hot shifter boyfriend is on the rocks. Yet, when a handsome new friend asks for help, she’s compelled to jump into the chilly waters to track down an ice-cold killer.

But this time, Death is reaching out with bitter, brittle fingers to deliver a blunt blow that’s guaranteed to leave Crystal Springs more than breathless. When this Reaper is done, everyone in town is going to suffer a freeze so deep, they’ll be left dead to the world.

Will Cas survive the homicidal cold snap or be frozen stiff by the arctic blast of a ruthless, stone-hearted slayer? Revenge is best served cold . . . but Frozen?  (Amazon)

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DEAD FLAT: a trilogy featuring Pascal d'Onscon (Bennett Sisters Mysteries Book 13) by [McClendon, Lise]

 

The full trilogy of DEAD FLAT, a mystery featuring the Bennett Sisters’ favorite Frenchman, Pascal d’Onscon. Pascal is a wine fraud policeman who is called out of the Dordogne to investigate a bottle scam in Champagne as a favor to his boss. Thus begins a whirlwind August for Pascal and Merle, as he must also rescue his sister from a bad domestic situation, investigate the suspicious death of a vintner, and decide if he will accept a desirable promotion that will take him to headquarters in Paris– and away from his life with Merle Bennett. “This trio of releases has come at a good time for me. The dreary winter months have been made a little less so by being allowed to visit France with Merle and Pascal. I love the Bennett Sisters Books, and of course, have a huge crush on Pascal! Keep writing and I will keep reading.”  (Amazon)

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A Persevering Heart (Georgia Peaches Book 1) by [Prysock, Lisa]

When Ms. Pepper Anne Barrington isn’t driving her convertible Aston Martin or writing her bestselling mysteries, she’s busy solving real-life dilemmas happening to her three grown children or the guests visiting her Atlanta bed and breakfast, Edgewater Coventry B & B. It seems to Miss Pepper, there’s always an air of romance, mystery, and perhaps a little adventure and mayhem at the restored 19th century plantation.

When handsome handyman and popular up and coming musician, Bradley Fielding, inherits his grandmother’s Victorian estate in Georgia, he relocates his band from Nashville to Atlanta to oversee the renovations. He decides to stay at the Edgewater Coventry B & B while the Fielding house that has been in his family for generations is being remodeled. All kinds of things begin to go wrong, including the disappearance of his sister and an antique pocket watch.

Patricia Johnston, avid reader and administrative assistant to Miss Pepper, is perhaps the most disturbed of all when she is framed for stealing Brad Fielding’s antique watch. She’s off to the wrong start in her new job—and with one of the country’s most eligible bachelors.

Don’t miss the adventure, romance, and sometimes mystery in “A Persevering Heart,” Book 1 of the new, exciting Christian and inspirational series, ‘Georgia Peaches,’ where each novella ends with a happily ever after in spite of a number of obstacles.  (Amazon)

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Fields' Guide to Pharaohs (The Poppy Fields Adventures Book 5) by [Mulhern, Julie]

Poppy Fields, Hollywood IT girl and super-secret spy, travels to Egypt looking for answers.

But amidst assassination attempts, money launderers, and missing treasure, answers are hard to come by.
Poppy must trust new allies, forgive old wrongs, and find a forgotten pharaoh or the next tomb she enters may be her own.

“How can life or death be so much fun?” ~ Goodreads reviewer  (Amazon)

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Dogcatcher in the Rye (Bought-the-Farm Mystery Book 1) by [Riggs, Ellen]Turning a hobby farm into a quaint country inn is a piece of cake compared to solving a murder.

Ivy Galloway may not know an alpaca from a llama, but nothing’s going to stop her from pursuing her dream of opening a farm-themed inn in her hometown of Clover Grove. Not after what she went through to rescue Keats, her brilliant border collie, and flee the big city.

When Keats finds a body pushing up daisies in her rye field, however, the murder puts a blight on Ivy’s plans to welcome her first official guests in just three weeks. The police chief refuses to rush his investigation. Does he really believe she’s a suspect or is he just holding a grudge over what happened in high school?

To clear her name, Ivy starts digging up clues. The former HR exec is no stranger to interviewing, and Keats is a dog who loves a job. As she juggles sleuthing with getting the inn ready to launch, she almost reaches the end of her tether. With her beloved farm’s very future on the line can she solve the case before the killer comes after her next?

Dogcatcher in the Rye is perfect for animal-lovers, and anyone who likes curling up with a fun, fast-paced cozy mystery.

Delicious recipes included!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

New Releases For The Week Of March 29th,2020–Part 2

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of March 29th, 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.

 

The Midsummer Murders: A Paranormal Cozy Mystery (The Maid, Mother, and Crone Paranormal Mystery Series Book 3) by [Nojack, Jill]When an elderly witch leaves a freshly mummified corpse that is rapidly crumbling to dust, dark magic must be to blame, mustn’t it? But when Natalie Taylor, high priestess of the local coven, investigates, she finds no magic present. Not a crumb. She’ll have to leave it to the town’s coroner to sort this one out.

Plus, she has her hands full with a disobedient trainee witch, a murder of crows that have chosen Cat’s Magical Shoppe as their favorite roosting place, and rising panic among the townspeople that the quirky town of Giles is in the throes of a new plague. Medical-mask wearing residents would ruin attendance at the annual Witching Faire. 

But when two more witches crumble to dust, it doesn’t matter if she’s dealing with magical murder or a murderous plague; the people she loves are in mortal danger. Can she find the cause and stop it before one of them is taken?

Each book in the Maid, Mother, and Crone series is a stand-alone mystery with a cast of ongoing characters.  (Amazon)

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A Place of Reckoning: A chilling psychological murder mystery full of suspense and deadly twists (Detective Tom Blake book 2) by [Burgess, J.F.]Three women. Two bodies. One deadly secret.

Pottery tycoon Charles Lancaster knows who kidnapped his wife.

He’s sure it was the brutally dangerous ex bare-knuckle fighter, Patrick Dunne. Patrick promised to avenge his son who died in a tragic accident in one of Charles’ factories. It’s an open and shut case…

 …until a headless body turns up in a remote Peak District pool, its back tattooed with a cryptic Tarot card. As Detective Inspector Tom Blake and FBI profiler Lucy Stryker dig into the mystery, they unearth long-buried secrets about an historic conspiracy and a clandestine cult. But with a sadistic killer on the loose, and everyone hiding things, it’s not just the victim’s life that hangs in the balance. Will anyone get out alive?

Because when the powerful are pointing the finger, you’d better watch your back…

What readers are saying:

‘Building on the success of his debut novel, The Killer Shadow Thieves, the author now plunges DI Tom Blake into a darkness he could never have imagined.’ Alyson Read, The Word Is Out – Alyson’s Reviews

‘What an amazing storytelling talent J.F.Burgess has!!! A Place of Reckoning is an utterly gripping psychological thriller: a real page-turner.’ Audrey Gibson, Goodreads

‘DI Blake and Lucy Stryker make a fantastic team to solve this dark mysterious case. It’s a crime thriller full of suspense which will grip you until the end… hugely enjoyable!’ Shiva Patel, Goodreads  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phony Photos (Cozy Corgi Mysteries Book 16) by [Abbott, Mildred]New Year’s Eve is a time for travel plans, nerves of steel, and secrets…

Excitement and anxiety envelop Winifred and Leo as they prepare for their first trip together—New Year’s Eve in New York City. For Fred, whose fondest pastime is curling up by the fire with a well-loved book, figuring out what clothes to pack is a challenge, but nothing compared to the emotional knot and turmoil of leaving her cherished corgi sidekick, Watson.

It is more than Fred’s nerves, however, or Watson’s grumpy mood, that threaten the trip. When Fred receives a text from Leo about a meeting at Madame Delilah’s Old Tyme Photography, a quick errand leads to an unexpected mystery. And soon more than travel plans are in danger.

In Estes Park, gossip and rumors circulate, and Fred finds support not just among friends and family, but from an unlikely cast of allies. Midnight celebrations and resolutions are the farthest thoughts from Fred’s mind as New Year’s Eve draws closer.

And as deceptions and secrets are laid out in picture-perfect clarity for the whole world to see, Fred and Watson face a fight for survival…


(This culinary cozy mystery includes a recipe for indulgent croque monsieur biscuits.)  (Amazon)

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A Fatal Yarn (A Knit & Nibble Mystery Book 5) by [Ehrhart, Peggy]Pamela Paterson and her Knit and Nibble club must clear the name of one of their knitters when he’s accused of murdering the mayor . . .
 
The trees in Arborville, New Jersey, have started sporting sweaters. Part of the trend of public knitting art? Not exactly. An anonymous activist has been wrapping trunks in yarn to cover red X’s that mark certain trees for removal by the town so they don’t interfere with power lines. When the town’s mayor—who supports cutting down the trees—is murdered, Pamela wonders if the tree hugger committed homicide to prevent arborcide. A knitter is arrested, but it’s one of Knit and Nibble’s own—the harmless Rolland DeCamp, who was seen arguing with the mayor. Pamela is sure the police are barking up the wrong tree. With the help of her reporter friend Bettina, she branches off on her own investigation to root out the real killer . . .
 
Knitting tips and delicious recipe included!  (Amazon)

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Rebekkah Rye thought the excitement in her life left along with her ex-best friend, Chord Price, when he left her in Coweta, Oklahoma to further his music career. That is, until the popular app “Lifeview” enters the field.

Now, it’s up to Rebekkah to put a stop to Grey–a mysterious user steadily building an empire through their exploitations of Lifeview’s 24/7 live-streaming features–and their cronies’ dastardly plans before it’s too late.

All the while, she deals with haunting memories, a sick mother, and the return of a familiar face.

Armed with connections and a sharp whit, maybe victory won’t be unattainable.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Ghost and the Silver Scream (Haunting Danielle Book 24) by [Holmes, Bobbi, McIntyre, Anna J.]

 

 

Hollywood descends on Marlow House in preproduction for the movie adaptation of Walt’s bestselling novel, Moon Runners. Hoping for inspiration, they found death instead.

There’s a murderer loose, and as the body count increases, secrets are revealed—and it starts to get a little crowded with all these new ghosts hanging around.  (Amazon)

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A Roost and Arrest (Clucks and Clues Cozy Mysteries Book 3) by [Avis, Hillary]Farmed and dangerous…

Leona’s spirits are flying as high as the flags over Honeytree’s Fourth of July Festival. Her fledgling egg business is booming, her new relationship is flourishing, and it’s finally warm enough to put the top down on her convertible. Everything is sunny-side up.

But her good mood disappears faster than a speeding pullet when the local beauty queen is shot during the fireworks finale—and the murder is pinned on one of her close friends.

Now Leona must work around the cluck to find the real killer before her friend is cooped up permanently in the state pen.

A Roost and Arrest, the third book in the Clucks and Clues Cozy Mysteries, is a cock-a-doodle who-dunnit that will keep you giggling and guessing until the end.

No gore or other explicit content, just good, clean murder.   (Amazon)

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A Bloody Irish Curse (The Jennifer Hunter Series Book 3) by [Gene, Kacey]Spring Break is a Blast…When There’s not Blood Everywhere

Oh, the joy of a holiday in Ireland. The rolling green hills, the continuous kettles of tea, the charming cottages with roaring fires, and the blood spurting from the pipes. Wait. What?

Jennifer Hunter is looking to get away for Spring Break, and she figures that visiting her old college roommate and friend, Lexy Craig, in Ireland is a perfect destination. But, from the moment Jennifer steps foot inside her Irish lodgings, which look like a psychedelic candy shop, she’s swept up in a whirlwind of bunnies, ancient tales, and barbaric men who blame her for cursing their village.

And that’s all in the first ten minutes of her arrival.

When Jennifer stumbles upon a bed of blood and a missing body, all eyes turn to her as the suspect. Why? Because she triggered the Tuath Irish Curse, of course. And how exactly did she manage to do that? By touching a bunny.

These hare-raising accusations send Jennifer into a tailspin where she’s determined to break this supposed curse and get on with the relaxing and reminiscing she had planned for this vacation. But that bloody bed and missing body are only the first of many as contestants from the Miss Bunny Beauty Contest not only disappear but also keep leaving Jennifer at the scene of the crime. Talk about NOT having the luck of the Irish.

With a mysteriously handsome groundskeeper offering support, her friend Lexy dead set on fixing Jennifer’s broken relationship with Jake, and an old man roaming the halls on Ambien and telling Jennifer ancient secrets, it’s no wonder that Jennifer goes as mad as a March hare.

She went on Spring Break hoping to get away, but now she’s praying she can survive the curse that will force her to confront her deepest fears and her buried desires.

Those who like Carlene O’Connor’s Irish Village Mystery Series and Ellery Adams’s The Secret, Book & Scone Society will love cuddling up with the cozy plot twists and unforgettably delightful characters of Kacey Gene’s A Bloody Irish Curse.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Latte Difficulty (The CafFunated Mysteries Book 3) by [Strong, Angela Ruth]

 

Can two baristas track down a gunman after the espresso shot heard ‘round the world?

When Marissa witnesses an attempted murder during the 4th of July parade, it starts a battle for her independence. She is forced to hide out in a safehouse, leaving her co-owner, Tandy, to run their coffee shop, track down the criminal, and, worse, plan Marissa’s wedding. Thankfully Tandy has help, but can she really trust the P.I. in a bow tie, her new deaf barista who acts more like a bartender, or a wedding planner who’s keeping secrets?

The threat on Marissa’s future goes from bad to worse when her bridal gown is covered in blood. Though her fiancé, Connor, agrees to give up his identity to join her in the Witness Protection Program, Marissa refuses to wave the white flag. Instead, she enlists Tandy to help her fight for truth, justice, and the Americano way.  (Amazon)

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Cherry Slice (A Cherry PI Mystery Book 1) by [Stone, Jennifer]Reality TV turns deadly in Cherry Hinton’s first case

When Kenny Thorpe, a contestant on Expose TV’s Big Blubber, the hot new celebrity weight-loss show, is murdered on live television in front of 3 million viewers, the case seems pretty watertight. After all, everyone saw Martin do it – didn’t they?

Cherry Hinton knows there’s more to this than meets the eye. As an investigative reporter, she went undercover on dating show Caravan of Love… but after getting in too deep with one of the other contestants, she was caught knickerless in front of the nation. Humiliated, fired and heartbroken, she has fled to Brentwood, where she opens a cake shop, and tries to forget all about Expose.

Until Kenny Thorpe’s sister walks into her shop with a letter that turns Cherry’s world upside down. Is Martin innocent? How is infamous gangster Leon Solent involved? Is Expose to blame, and is there a killer still on the loose?

Cherry is the only one in a position to find out.  (Amazon)

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Frozen Fear (Murder In Season Cozy Mystery Book 1) by [Shillolo, Anne]No badge, no gun, no backup.
But injured cop Claire Beckett is right in the path of a killer. The death of a look-alike friend brings murder right to the front door of Claire’s quaint log cabin. After being shot in the line of duty she’s spending the winter in cottage country to recover, but it’s more than a vacation. Much more.
The picturesque village of Falcon Lake serves up murder, kidnapping, a mysterious new neighbor, and a blizzard of clues and suspects.
When Detective Constable Claire Beckett decides to spend the winter up north with her partner’s dog, Kojak, mistaken identity leads to a web of death and corruption that may lead all the way back to the city where Claire is still on the payroll. For the moment.
An evening visit to Marina’s Café brings more than latte and dessert. Claire visits with her artist friends and enjoys some music, but by the end of the night, one person is dead. The local police are working hard, but Claire thinks the ‘crime of opportunity’ theory is all wrong. Falcon Lake just doesn’t seem like the kind of place where thugs wait outside the local businesses to rob them. She’s determined to find out who killed her friend Kayla, and why.
Her neighbor is newcomer Miles Gallagher, and he’s distant and as chilly as the winter weather. But helping Claire stay alive and stop a killer may thaw his heart.
Meanwhile things aren’t adding up for Claire at work. The tragedy of her boss’s ambush, where she herself was injured, is being laid at her doorstep. How can she clear her name and get back to work?
Book 1 of the Murder In Season cozy mystery series.  (Amazon)

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Saucy Slaughter (Brightstone Paranormal Mystery Book 2) by [Rising, Missy ]

It was like a dream…
Or a nightmare, how on Earth had I managed to move home?
And how was I going to survive it?

The town of Brightstone wants Key Darkstone to be their hero. She isn’t a hero. She doesn’t want to be a hero. But in a town this full of baggage, if she wants to retain any part of her identity, she is going to have to fight for it.

When a series of murders start again, Key wants no part of it. She hands it off to the sheriff and his deputy and walks away. As if things would be that easy.

Key is drawn into the search for the murderer, because once again the whole town is at stake, three warring factions have descended and they want the murderer or blood will flow. But the secrets of Brightstone are bubbling to the surface. One after the other.

And Key will make a decision…can she forgive and forget….

Can she finally call Brightstone home?  (Amazon)

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Death of a Blueberry Tart (Hayley Powell Mystery Book 12) by [Hollis, Lee]

It may not be front page news, but Island Times food and cocktails columnist Hayley Powell is now happily married. Before she can set sail on her honeymoon cruise, however, Hayley’s mom, Sheila, pays an impromptu visit—and promptly becomes the prime suspect in a murder.
 
The victim is Sheila’s old high school rival, Caskie Lemon-Hogg, known for her homemade blueberry pies and her home-wrecking flirtations. As Hayley teams up with her BFFs Liddy and Mona to clear her mother’s name, Sheila reunites with Liddy’s mom Celeste and Mona’s mom Jane for their own amateur sleuthing. The race is on between the moms and the daughters to find out who served this blueberry tart her just desserts . . .
 
Includes seven delectable recipes from Hayley’s kitchen!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook

 

 

New Releases For The Week Of March 29th, 2020–Part 1

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of March 29th, 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.

 

Secrets on Nipmuc Hill (Ella Daniels Mystery Book 3) by [Whiting, J A]

This is book 3 in the Ella Daniels Mystery series by USA TODAY Bestselling Author J. A. Whiting.
Ella Daniels, a professor of American history at Green Hill University, comes from a family with many talents, and seeing ghosts is one of them.
While out for a hike with her cat, Raisin, Ella comes upon a teenaged ghost in the woods. The young man seems startled that Ella and Raisin can see him and he leads them to a field off one of the trails where Ella finds something unexpected.
Is the young ghost a victim of a decades old fire? Why won’t he cross over? What keeps him in the woods on Nipmuc Hill?
And how did a young woman end up in the field? Is there a simple answer or is something more sinister going on?
With the help of her boyfriend and her sister, will Ella be able to find the answers to two mysteries?
This story has ghosts and mild paranormal elements.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hearing Day Homicide: Dog Days Mystery #7, A humorous cozy mystery by [Blair, Jamie]When a judge turns up dead in her chambers, it’s up to Cam and the Metamora Action Agency to figure out who doled out the sentence and execution.

In book seven of the Dog Days Mystery series, Cameron Cripps Hayman joins her police officer husband, Ben, at the courthouse for a hearing of a defendant in a case she helped to solve. Before the court is in session she runs to the ladies’ room, and on the way, she hears a dog whining and scratching behind a closed door.
Always one to rescue a dog in distress, Cam opens the door to the judge’s chambers, but the little Pekingese scared out of his wits isn’t all she finds. The judge lay slumped over her desk, dead, and clear evidence shows it was murder.
What crime did the judge commit to face this death sentence and who was her judge and jury? Cam thinks it might have something to do with the case she helped solve. Getting to the bottom of who killed the judge might just be the biggest trial the Action Agency has ever faced.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anchored Inn (The Gray Whale Inn Mysteries Book 10) by [MacInerney, Karen]Tea, scones, and old bones…

It may be autumn on Cranberry Island, Maine, but things are heating up for innkeeper Natalie Barnes—and not just because of the cranberry scones in the oven. When a research team discovers the remains of a long-missing German U-Boat just offshore, the Gray Whale Inn becomes the center of operations for the eccentric multimillionaire funding the team. But the excitement over the discovery is soon dampened when something else turns up next to the long-lost sunken vessel: the body of a young woman who went missing twenty years ago, tied to an antique anchor that vanished at the same time. Soon, a second, more recent body, that of a local handyman, turns up next to the inn, a knife from friend and island selectman Tom Lockhart’s kitchen in his back.

Natalie is dismayed to learn that several people close to her—including her husband, John, best friend, Charlene, and Tom himself—were connected with the missing girl, and may now be suspects in her long-ago disappearance. When Charlene’s young niece Tania disappears without a trace, Natalie fears that history is about to repeat itself.

Can she find the culprit—and the missing young woman—before tragedy strikes Cranberry island again?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sense and Scent Ability: A Paranormal Women's Fiction Novel (A Nora Black Midlife Psychic Mystery Book 1) by [George, Renee]My name is Nora Black, and I’m fifty-one-years young. At least that’s what I tell myself, when I’m not having hot flashes, my knees don’t hurt, and I can find my reading glasses.

I’m also the proud owner of a salon called Scents & Scentsability in the small resort town of Garden Cove, where I make a cozy living selling handmade bath and beauty products. All in all, my life is pretty good.

Except for one little glitch…

Since my recent hysterectomy, where I died on the operating table, I’ve been experiencing what some might call paranormal activity. No, I don’t see dead people, but quite suddenly I’m triggered by scents that, in their wake, leave behind these vividly intense memories. Sometimes they’re unfocused and hazy, but there’s no doubt, they are very, very real.
Know what else? They’re not my memories. It seems I’ve lost a uterus and gained a psychic gift.

When my best friend’s abusive boyfriend ends up dead after a fire, and she becomes the prime suspect, I end up a babysitter to her two teenagers while she’s locked up in the clink. Add to that the handsome detective determined to stand in my way, my super sniffer’s newly acquired abilities and a rash of memories connected to the real criminal, and I find myself in a race to catch a killer before my best friend is tried for murder.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Witches and Witnesses: Paranormal Cozy Mystery (Magic & Mystery Book 9) by [Webb, Lily]Leadership can be murder…

Head Witch Zoe Clarke is heading to court. Since her election, a rash of magical mysteries have haunted her administration, and now Head Warlock Heath Highmore, Zoe’s partner and close friend, stands accused of murder.

But when a prominent witness turns up dead and the court of public opinion accuses Heath of orchestrating the murder to silence his opponents, Zoe refuses to let her friend take the fall for a crime she’s certain he could never have committed.

From the Head Warlock’s power-hungry family to the many political enemies he’s made over the years, Zoe’s convinced someone has framed Heath and left him to hang — especially when another witness drops dead.

Can Zoe expose the real killer and prove Heath’s innocence? Or will the culprit be their judge, jury, and executioner?

Witches and Witnesses is the ninth book in the Magic and Mystery series of witch cozy mysteries. If you like paranormal prosecutions, wicked witnesses, and magical murder mysteries, then you’ll love this lighthearted ninth entry in Lily Webb’s spellbinding series.

Buy Witches and Witnesses to continue solving the mysteries of Moon Grove today!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Voice with No Echo (A Jimmy Vega Mystery Book 5) by [Chazin, Suzanne]A long-buried family secret and a chance encounter with an estranged sibling force police detective Jimmy Vega to confront his deepest fears in this gripping new mystery by award-winning author Suzanne Chazin . . .
 
It’s spring in Lake Holly, New York, a time of hope and renewal. But not for immigrants in this picturesque upstate town. Raids and deportations are on the rise, spurring fear throughout the community.
 
Tensions reach the boiling point when the district attorney’s beautiful young bride is found hanging in her flooded basement, an apparent victim of suicide. But is she, wonders Vega? If so, where is her undocumented immigrant maid? Is she a missing witness, afraid to come forward? Or an accessory to murder?
 
Vega gets more help than he bargained for when Immigration and Customs Enforcement sends an investigator to help find—and likely deport—the maid. It’s Vega’s half-sister Michelle, the child who caused his father to leave his mother. Now an ICE agent, Michelle tangles with Vega and his girlfriend, immigrant activist Adele Figueroa. The law is the law, Michelle reminds Vega. And yet, his heart tells him he needs to dig deeper, not just into the case but into his past, to a childhood terror only Michelle can unlock.
 
While Vega searches for the demon from his youth, he discovers one uncomfortably close by, erecting a scheme of monstrous proportions. It’s a race against the clock with lives on the line. And a choice Vega never thought he’d have to make: Obey the law. Or obey his conscience. There’s no margin for error . . .  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Apple Pie Murder (Beth's Bakery Book 1) by [McKenzie, Jane]FREE in KINDLE UNLIMITED

Beth Bennington has always dreamed of owning her own bakery, so when she finally launches her new storefront, she does everything she can to make sure that opening day is perfect, and for a little while, it is. A huge crowd turns out to sample Beth’s legendary apple pie, but then things take a turn for the worst when someone turns up murdered in the little bakery.

As the owner of the bakery, Beth is a prime suspect, but she’s done nothing wrong.

She’s forced to rally together with the owner of the local cafe and a young, naive police officer to prove that Beth Bennington is a baker: not a killer.

Can she do it before it’s too late?

Find out in THE APPLE PIE MURDER: Book 1 of Jane McKenzie’s new series.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Murder on the Flying Scotsman (Lady Thea's Mysteries Book 1) by [Baker, Jessica]

As the 1910 London Season comes to an end, it’s time for Lady Theodora Prescott-Pryce’s annual pilgrimage to visit her cousins in Scotland. Accompanied by only her maid, Molly, she thinks she’s in for another long, dull trip aboard the Flying Scotsman.
The last thing she expects to find as they departed from London is in her compartment. Despite Molly being accused of the murder, Thea knows her maid is innocent.
Aided by a young Scotland Yard inspector and an American heiress, Thea uses the detective skills she learned from reading Sherlock Holmes to track down the real murderer, but will she find them before they can strike again?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ghoul's Paradise (Spellbound Ever After Paranormal Cozy Mystery Book 7) by [Chase, Annabel]Welcome to Spellbound, where paranormal is the new normal.

When Emma’s return to work after maternity leave coincides with another murder mystery, she’s right back to burning the enchanted candle at both ends. Throw in ever-changing family dynamics, the potential loss of a beloved friend, and a hybrid baby with unpredictable talents, and you’ve got one harried new mother on a magical mission.

Will Emma manage to catch the killer this time or will the undying be her undoing?

Ghoul’s Paradise is the seventh book in the Spellbound Ever After paranormal cozy mystery series.

Books in the Spellbound Ever After series include:
Crazy For Brew, Book 1
Lost That Coven Feeling, Book 2
Wands Upon A Time, Book 3
Charmed Offensive, Book 4
Poetry in Potion, Book 5
Cloaks and Daggers, Book 6
Ghoul’s Paradise, Book 7

Books in the Spellbound series include:
Curse the Day, Book 1
Doom and Broom, Book 2
Spell’s Bells, Book 3
Lucky Charm, Book 4
Better Than Hex, Book 5
Cast Away, Book 6
A Touch of Magic, Book 7
A Drop in the Potion, Book 8
Hemlocked and Loaded, Book 9
All Spell Breaks Loose, Book 10  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Murder in Vancouver: A Northwest Cozy Mystery (Northwest Cozy Mystery Series Book 13) by [Harman, Dianne]A famous fashion designer
A poisoned box of chocolates
A stolen painting
Al, the Mafia man, is back on the job


Milton Arrowsmith is murdered by a poisoned box of chocolates on the morning of an art fundraiser, and a valuable painting is stolen from his apartment.

His friends hire Al, both for their own security, and to find out what happened to Milton. Al investigates their social circle, and finds out everyone has secrets, some even connected to the case. It turns out the killer is much closer to home than anyone could have imagined…

Plenty of great food and two adorable dogs in this page-turning cozy mystery by a USA Today Bestselling Author and Amazon All-Star.

This is the 13th book in the Northwest Cozy Mystery Series.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Lifeline (The Village mysteries Book 1) by [Mayhew, Margaret]When a chilling discovery is made in one of the manor’s greenhouses, the Frog End villagers rely on the Colonel to reluctantly solve another baffling mystery.

Following the untimely death of her mother, Ursula Swynford, Ruth Harvey has taken over the manor in Frog End, where she runs a successful plant-selling business and provides gardening therapy for an increasing number of her husband Dr Tom Harvey’s troubled patients: embittered Lawrence Deacon, lonely Joyce Reed, widowed Tanya Carberry and wheelchair-bound Johnny Turner, the young victim of a horrific motorbike crash.

Gardening at the manor quickly becomes a much-needed lifeline for the group, and all seems to be going well – until the major stumbles across a body among the tomato plants in one of the greenhouses. Once again, the manor is the scene of a brutal murder – and, once again, the Colonel reluctantly finds himself drawn into solving the mystery.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just Deserts in Las Vegas: A Tiffany Black Mystery (Tiffany Black Mysteries Book 20) by [Winters, A.R.]

Tiffany Black and her friend Jack refuse to believe recent reports regarding Ryan and Stone – they both believe that the duo is out there somewhere. Even though Jack comes into the crosshairs of some very unpleasant people, he refuses to stop trying to learn more about what happened…

Meanwhile, Tiffany, Ian, Nanna and Bridget visit a ghost-town with Sally and her friends. Though the town is only about an hours’ drive away from Vegas, it feels like a completely different place (and era!)

Unfortunately, when the ghost-town’s owner is murdered, the investigation comes back to the present-day Las Vegas, with Tiffany and her friends trying to find the killer before the killer gets to them first…  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hip Flask and Hanging (Silvermoon Retirement Village Cozy Book 2) by [Strong, Rodney]

97 year old Alice Atkinson has many ghosts in her past, but she never expected to see this one walk past her in the street.

She doesn’t have much time to think about the past though as her friend Teresa asks her for help. She thinks someone is breaking into her apartment and soon Alice and her trusty young companion Vanessa are on the case.

Tracking down the culprit might be exactly what she needs to stop thinking about the events of London in 1969, but soon the two events may overlap more than she would like, and once again she finds herself in danger.
Alice has made it this far, she’s not going down without a fight.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 The Pomeranian Always Barks Twice (A Furever Pets Mystery Book 1) by [Erickson, Alex]

 

With a veterinarian dad and a pet-rescuing mom, helping animals is a family business for the Dentons—but after a shocking murder, it’s Liz Denton’s son who might end up in a cage . . .
 
Sadly, Timothy Fuller is too old and infirm to continue caring for his beloved Pomeranian, Stewie, who is also elderly. But finding Stewie a new home has been challenging. Fortunately, Liz Denton and her son, Ben, are on the case. With two beagles and a calico currently residing under their roof, they’re always ready to provide care in an emergency.
 
But a rival rescue group is already there when they show up at the Fuller house—along with a nurse and Mr. Fuller’s sour-faced son. After an unpleasant argument, they reschedule the pickup for later. But by the time she gets back, Stewie is an orphan. Mr. Fuller has been found with a knife in his back. And Ben, who’d stopped off to visit one of Mr. Fuller’s neighbors, has been collared. Now solving the mystery is Liz’s only hope for rescuing her own son . .  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

Review of Deep Fried Revenge

Deep Fried Revenge
Farm-To-Fork Mystery, Book #4
Lynn Cahoon
5 Stars

Synopsis:

Angie Turner is all prepped to face Boise’s culinary best when she enters her restaurant, The County Seat, into a big State Fair challenge. Instead, she gets dunked into a new murder investigation after a killer starts scrapping her competition . . .

The Idaho State Fair is in full swing and chefs are lining up to enter Boise’s Best Restaurant contest, including Angie and her County Seat crew. They might be the hometown favorite, but the competition is steeper than a funhouse floor. And when a top contender is felled following a heated confrontation over a corn dog recipe, winning suddenly becomes a matter of life or death. With a foul foodie on the prowl, it’s up to Angie to dig into the case and put a murderer on ice.

Praise for Lynn Cahoon’s Tourist Trap Mysteries

“Murder, dirty politics, pirate lore, and a hot police detective: Guidebook to Murder has it all! A cozy lover’s dream come true.”
—Susan McBride, author of The Debutante Dropout Mysteries

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


Review:

The characters are well rounded and well developed. I really enjoy how well Angie and all of the crew get along. Even though they are not related, they act like a family. They help each other, they worry about each other and they love each other.

The writing style flows smoothly and it defines the characters very clearly by their words and actions. The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and those descriptions pulled me into the story from the very beginning. The mystery was well crafted and there were enough clues to sift through and suspects to consider.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery. I am looking forward to reading the next one.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book provided by the publisher, Kensington Books, and NetGalley, which I greatly appreciate.




Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours–Frozen Stiff Drinks

 

 

I’m so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for author James J. Cudney and his new book  Frozen Stiff Drink.  This is the sixth book in his Braxton Campus Mystery series.

 

 

Frozen Stiff Drink: A Kellan Ayrwick Cozy Mystery
(Braxton Campus Mysteries)

Cozy Mystery
6th in Series
Publisher: Gumshoe – A Next Chapter(March 18, 2020)
Digital Edition – ~270 Pages
ASIN: B0849MJH6H

 

 

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5 out of 5 stars
This was a really great book! The suspense was just right and I had only a small inkling of who the villain MIGHT be.
~Valerie’s Musings

The story is well-written and James Cudney does a great job pulling all the storylines together to give us a wonderful conclusion.
~Carla Loves to Read

Frozen Stiff Drink by James J. Cudney is a complex plot with multiple crimes and intriguing characters.
~Baroness’ Book Trove

 

A winter blizzard barrels toward Wharton County with a vengeance. Madam Zenya predicted the raging storm would change the course of Kellan’s life, but the famed seer never could’ve prepared him for all the collateral damage. Nana D disappears after visiting a patient at Willow Trees, leaving behind a trail of confusion. When the patient turns up dead and a second body is discovered beneath the snowbanks, Kellan must face his worst fears. What tragedy has befallen his beloved grandmother?

Kellan’s brother Hampton learns essential life lessons the hard way after his father-in-law accuses him of embezzlement. While trying to prove his innocence, Hampton digs himself a deeper hole that might lead to prison. Sheriff Montague wants to save him, but she receives the shock of her life as the past hurtles forward and complicates her future.

Between locating Nana D and solving the scandalous murder of another prominent Braxton citizen, Kellan and April’s worlds explode with more turmoil than they can handle. Too bad neither one of them knows what to do about the psychic’s latest premonition. The suspicious deaths happening around town aren’t ending anytime soon.

 

 

 

 

James is my given name, but most folks call me Jay. I live in New York City, grew up on Long Island, and graduated from Moravian College. I’ve spent twenty years building a technology career in the retail, sports, media, and entertainment industries. I enjoyed my job, but a passion for books and stories had been missing for far too long. I’m a voracious reader in my favorite genres (thriller, suspense, contemporary, mystery, and historical fiction), as books transport me to a different world where I can immerse myself in so many fantastic cultures and places. I’m an avid genealogist who hopes to visit all the German, Scottish, Irish, and British villages my ancestors emigrated from in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Writing has been a part of my life as much as my heart, my mind, and my body. I decided to pursue my passion by dusting off the creativity inside my head and drafting outlines for several novels. I quickly realized I was back in my element growing happier and more excited with life each day. My goal in writing is to connect with readers who want to be part of great stories and who enjoy interacting with authors. To get a strong picture of who I am, check out my author website or my blog. It’s full of humor and eccentricity, sharing connections with everyone I follow—all in the hope of building a network of friends across the world.

When I completed the first book, Watching Glass Shatter, I knew I’d stumbled upon my passion again, suddenly dreaming up characters, plots, and settings all day long. I chose my second novel, Father Figure, through a poll on my blog where I let everyone vote for their favorite plot and character summaries. It is with my third book, Academic Curveball, the first in the Braxton Campus Mysteries, where I immersed myself in a college campus full of so much activity, I could hardly stop thinking about new murder scenes or character relationships to finish writing the current story. I can’t believe I’ve finished writing the sixth book in this series. Come join in the fun…

 

Websites & Blog

Website: https://jamesjcudney.com/

Blog: https://thisismytruthnow.com

Next Chapter Pub: https://www.nextchapter.pub/authors/james-j-cudney

Social Media Links

Amazon: http://bit.ly/JJCIVBooks

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jamescudney4

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JamesJCudneyIVAuthor/

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Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/jamescudney4/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jamescudney4/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/jamescudney4

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamescudney4

List of Published Books

Braxton Campus Mysteries – Purchase Links 

Academic Curveball – #1 (October 2018)

Broken Heart Attack – #2 (November 2018)

Flower Power Trip – #3 (March 2019)

Mistaken Identity Crisis – #4 (June 2019)

Haunted House Ghost – #5 (October 2019)

Frozen Stiff Drink – #6 (March 2020)

Author’s Other Books

Watching Glass Shatter (Contemporary Fiction / Family Drama)

The wealthy Glass family lost its patriarch, Benjamin Glass, sooner than expected. Benjamin’s widow, Olivia, and her 5 sons each react to his death in their own way while preparing for the reading of his will. Olivia receives a very unexpected confession from her late husband about one of their sons that could shatter the whole family. Prior to revealing the secret to her children, Olivia must figure out which boy Ben refers to in the confession he left her in his will. While the family attorney searches for the mysterious Rowena Hector whom Ben says holds the answers, Olivia asks her sons to each spend a week with her as she isn’t ready to let go of the past. When Olivia visits her sons, she quickly learns that each one has been keeping his own secret from her. Olivia never expected her remaining years would be so complex and life-altering, but she will not rest until her family is reunited after Ben’s untimely death. We all need family. We all want to fit in. We’re all a mix of quirky personalities. Will Olivia be able to fix them, or will the whole family implode? What will she do when she discovers the son behind Ben’s secret? Check out this ensemble cast where each family member’s perspective is center stage, discovering along the way who might feel the biggest impact from all the secrets. Through various scenes and memories across a six-month period, you’ll get to know everyone, learning how and why they made certain decisions. Welcome to being an honorary member of the Glass family where the flair for over-the-top drama pushes everyone to their limits. Watching Glass Shatter (October 2017)

Father Figure (Contemporary Fiction / Family Drama)

Between the fast-paced New York City, a rural Mississippi town and a charming Pennsylvania college campus filled with secrets, two young girls learn the consequences of growing up too quickly. Amalia Graeme, abused by her mother for most of her life, longs to escape her desolate hometown and fall in love. Contemplating her loss of innocence and conflicting feelings between her boyfriend and the dangerous attraction she’s developed for an older man, Amalia faces life-altering tragedies. Brianna Porter, a sassy, angst-ridden teenager raised in New York City, yearns to find her life’s true purpose, conquer her fear of abandonment, and interpret an intimidating desire for her best friend, Shanelle. Desperate to find the father whom her mother refuses to reveal, Brianna accidentally finds out a shocking truth about her missing parent. Set in alternating chapters two decades apart, the parallels between their lives and the unavoidable collision that is bound to happen are revealed. FATHER FIGURE is an emotional story filled with mystery, romance, and suspense. Father Figure (April 2018)

BRAXTON CAMPUS MYSTERY SERIES

Academic Curveball: Death at the Sports Complex (#1)

When Kellan Ayrwick, a thirty-two-year-old single father, is forced to return home for his father’s retirement from Braxton College, he finds the dead body of a professor in Diamond Hall’s stairwell. Unfortunately, Kellan has a connection to the victim, and so do several members of his family. Could one of them be guilty of murder? Then he finds a second body after discovering mysterious donations to the college’s athletic program, a nasty blog denouncing his father, and a criminal attempting to change student grades so the star baseball pitcher isn’t expelled. Someone is playing games on campus, but none of the facts add up. With the help of his eccentric and trouble-making nana weeding through the clues, Kellan tries to stay out of the sheriff’s way. Fate has other plans. Kellan is close to discovering the killer’s identity just as someone he loves is put in grave danger of becoming victim number three. And if that’s not enough to wreak havoc on his family, everything comes crashing to a halt when his own past comes spiraling back to change his life forever. In this debut novel in the Braxton Campus Mystery Series, readers discover a cozy, secluded Pennsylvania village full of quirky, sarcastic, and nosy residents. Among the daily workings of Braxton College and the charming Ayrwick family, Kellan weighs his investigative talents against an opportunity to achieve a much sought-after dream. When this first book ends, the drama is set for the next adventure in Kellan’s future… and it’s one you won’t want to miss. Academic Curveball – #1 (October 2018)

Broken Heart Attack: Death at the Theater (#2)

When an extra ticket becomes available to attend the dress rehearsal of Braxton’s King Lear production, Kellan tags along with Nana D and her buddies, sisters-in-law Eustacia and Gwendolyn Paddington, to show support for the rest of the Paddington family. When one of them appears to have a heart attack in the middle of the second act, Nana D raises her suspicions and asks Kellan to investigate who killed her friend. Amidst family members suddenly in debt and a secret rendezvous between an unlikely pair, Kellan learns the Paddingtons might not be as clean-cut as everyone thinks. But did one of them commit murder for an inheritance? Kellan is back in his second adventure since returning home to Pennsylvania. With his personal life in upheaval and his new boss, Myriam, making life difficult, will he be able to find a killer, or will he get caught up in his own version of stage fright? Broken Heart Attack – #2 (November 2018)

Flower Power Trip: Death at the Masquerade Ball (#3)

Braxton College is throwing the Heroes & Villains Costume Extravaganza to raise money for renovations to the antiquated Memorial Library. While attending, Kellan stumbles upon a close family friend standing over a dead body that’s dressed as Dr. Evil. Did one of Maggie’s sisters kill an annoying guest at the Roarke and Daughters Inn or does the victim have a more intimate connection to someone else on campus? As Kellan helps the school’s president, Ursula, bury a scandalous secret from her past and unearth the identity of her stalker, he unexpectedly encounters a missing member of his own family who’s reappeared after a lengthy absence. When all the peculiar events around town trace back to the Stoddards, a new family who recently moved to Wharton County, the explosive discovery only offers more confusion. Between the special flower exhibit that’s made an unplanned stop on campus and strange postcards arriving each week from all around the world, Kellan can’t decide which mystery in his life should take priority. Unfortunately, the biggest one of all has yet to arrive at his doorstep. When it does, Kellan won’t know what hit him. Flower Power Trip – #3 (March 2019)

Mistaken Identity Crisis: Death on the Cable Car (#4)

A clever thief with a sinister calling card has invaded Braxton campus. A string of jewelry thefts continues to puzzle the sheriff given they’re remarkably similar to an unsolved eight-year-old case from shortly before Gabriel vanished one stormy night. When a missing ruby is discovered near an electrified dead body during the campus cable car redesign project, Kellan must investigate the real killer to protect his brother. Amidst sorority hazing practices and the victim’s connections to several prominent Wharton County citizens, a malicious motive becomes more obvious and trickier to prove. As if the latest murder isn’t enough to keep him busy, Kellan partners with April to end the Castigliano and Vargas crime family feud. What really happened to Francesca while all those postcards showed up in Braxton? The mafia world is more calculating than Kellan realized, and if he wants to move forward, he must make a few ruthless sacrifices. Election Day is over, and the new mayor takes office. Nana D celebrates her 75th birthday with an adventure. A double wedding occurs at Crilly Lake on Independence Day. And Kellan receives a few more surprises as the summer heat settles in Wharton County. Mistaken Identity Crisis – #4 (June 2019)

Haunted House Ghost: Death at the Fall Festival (#5)

It’s Halloween, and excitement is brewing in Braxton to carve jack-o’-lanterns, go on haunted hayrides, and race through the spooky corn maze at the Fall Festival. Despite the former occupant’s warnings, Kellan renovates and moves into a mysterious old house. When a ruthless ghost promises retribution, our fearless professor turns to the eccentric town historian and an eerie psychic to communicate with the apparition. Meanwhile, construction workers discover a fifty-year-old skeleton after breaking ground on the new Memorial Library wing. While Kellan and April dance around the chemistry sparking between them, a suspicious accident occurs at the Fall Festival. Soon, Kellan discovers the true history and dastardly connections of the Grey family. But can he capture the elusive killer – and placate the revenge-seeking ghost.   Haunted House Ghost – #5 (October 2019)

 

 

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Review of Farmer In The Dead

Farmer In The Dead
Chelsea Lawson Cozy Mystery, Book #2
CeeCee James
5 Stars

50167347. sy475 Synopsis:

Trouble seems to follow Chelsea like baby ducks follow their mama. This time around, Chelsea’s best friend Tilly has been accused of murdering her ex-boyfriend, Adam. When Adam’s fiancé points the finger at Tilly, the police dig up a secret motivation that make things look really bad for Tilly.. and she has no alibi.

There has to be a way to clear her friend, but Chelsea is running out of ideas.

Meanwhile, Chelsea is chasing her own demons as a mystery surrounding her family comes to light. The more she learns about her past, the less sure she is of the future. Has everything in her life been a lie? (Goodreads)

Review:

The writing style flows smoothly and it defines the characters very clearly by their actions and words. The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and these descriptions pulled me into the story from the very beginning.

The characters are well rounded and well developed. I really enjoyed spending time with Chelsea, Tilly and Emma. It has not gotten much easier for Chelsea to help keep the farm going, but at least she now has Tilly to help her. When Tilly is a person of interest in in the murder of her ex-boyfriend, Chelsea will do whatever it takes to prove her friend’s innoncene.

There are a couple of mysteries found within this book. The first is who killed Tilly’s ex-boyfriend and the other is Chelsea’s memory of her childhood. She will be forced to face facts that she never thought she would be facing. There were enough clues to sift through and suspects to consider in the murder and it was not easily solved.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery. I am already looking forward to the next book in the series.



 

 

New Releases For The Week Of March 22nd, 2020–Part 4

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of March 22nd, 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.

 

 

 

Lizzie ~ The Complete Collection (The Westport Mysteries) by [Prentice, Beth, Prentice, Beth ]There’s trouble in Westport and it seems to follow Lizzie wherever she goes!
This set includes all four books in this light-hearted romantic mystery series. If you like crazy families, fun engaging reads, and a sweet romance, all tied together with a ribbon of danger then you’ll love The Westport Mysteries.

Dangerous Deeds.

Meet Lizzie.
She’s 31 and having a premature mid-life crisis. So, she bought a lonely, run down old house that pulled on her heartstrings.
But with the purchase Lizzie gets more than she bargained for. She didn’t expect the engagement ring and letters of forbidden love hidden under the attic floorboards. She didn’t expect the lazy cat, or the drop dead gorgeous handyman. And she definitely didn’t expect the stalker.
Filled with a drive to learn the truth, Lizzie sets on a journey of lost love, heartache, and public damnation. But can she solve the mystery before her stalker catches up with her? Or will she lose everything…including her life?

Give Murder A Hand.

How many secrets can one house hide?
Lizzie thought her only problems were her crazy family and too many nightmares. Then the house reveals another secret -a skeleton in the back yard. And this skeleton has 3 hands. Why? Well that’s what she wants to know. But can Lizzie find the truth before the For Sale sign gets hammered into the ground? Or will the secrets of this house claim yet another life?

Deathly Desire.

When the past comes back to haunt you.
Lizzie is ready for a new adventure in her life, and it doesn’t take long for her to find it. After hitting the For Sale sign in to the ground of her house of mysteries, she is quickly charmed by another old house that is in desperate need of some love and attention. Only the house has a secret of its own. Who is its owner? Why is he so hard to find? And why does he own nine other deserted homes in Westport? But when her past reappears and mixes with her future everything she has ever loved is at stake.

Can Lizzie solve the forty-year-old mystery so that she and Riley can begin their next chapter together? Is her past really back to get her, or is there a copycat in Westport? Or will the star of her nightmares destroy everything before it even begins?

Lizzie’s next adventure may not be as much fun as she had hoped.


The Christmas Gift. A Mini Westport Mystery

These holidays Lizzie will stumble along a journey where the past merges with the present, and where she learns the true meaning of Christmas.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Abracadabra Cadaver: A Hillbilly Hexes Cozy Mystery (Hillbilly Hexes Cozy Mystery Series Book 4) by [Moses, Ellie]

Yee Haw, Y’all! Get hexed and happy with the hillbilly hijinks of Devil’s Elbow!

Genie and Billy Jack open their bed and breakfast brewery and Jolene is proud as all get out. But there’s murder and mayhem afoot when a magician, who was among their first guests, turns up dead as a doornail.

Jolene will need a little of her own magic to solve the murder and lift the dark cloud over the cute and cozy new business venture before Genie and Billy Jack lose it all quicker than you can say Abracadabra!

Set for a spell and have a heaping helping of hospitality and murder in this Appalachian flavored cozy mystery series with The Abracadabra Cadaver.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ms. Starr’s Most Inconvenient Change of Heart (A Raven's Run Romantic Mystery Book 1) by [St. James, Dorothy]Adventures in Wedding Planning!
“A page-turner with a plotted tale of danger, deception, and desire.” ~ USA TODAY Bestselling Author Tonya Kappes

A Perfect Wedding
Samantha Starr is planning the perfect wedding. But there’s a hitch. Before the fashion-loving librarian can get married, she needs to divorce her childhood sweetheart, Logan Dalton, a man she had thought dead.

A High-Stakes Mission
Security expert and ex-spy, Logan, is working undercover to stop hackers from using a computer virus from attacking the world’s computers. Someone has been undermining his mission every step of the way. He’s determined to find out who on the inside is helping the criminals. The last thing he needs is a diversion in the form of his long-ago sweetheart, Sam.

A Deadly Combination
Logan has built a life devoid of personal relationships. He likes it that way. Or does he? Having Samantha stumble into the middle of an important mission gives him a glimpse of the life he could have if he’d let his heart lead the way.

Finding Logan thrusts Samantha into a world of danger and adventure. Can she walk away from the only man she’s ever truly loved and get the divorce she seeks? And will they be able to solve the mystery of who is working against them and stop a computer virus in time to save the world and themselves?

**NOTE: There’s romance and adventure peppered in with the mystery and the hero has a bit of a tenancy to swear, much to my heroine’s chagrin. **  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Kate Nash Series (Boxed Set) by [Keene, Susan]Finding Lizzy Smith – Book 1

 

Kate Nash, a St. Louis detective turned private investigator, becomes the central figure in a multiple homicide case–one of the victims was her husband. Now her friend and old college roommate, Lizzy Smith, is missing and presumed kidnapped. As the mystery unfolds, Kate realizes that whoever is behind the killings is out to destroy her and everyone close to her. Will they succeed?

 

Who’s Roxy Watkins – Book 2

 

One day Kate Nash was a private investigator. She had a thriving enterprise, a supportive boyfriend, and the perfect business partner. The next day she was arrested for murder. “It’s not me. I don’t care what you see on the surveillance tape. I was at home asleep.”

The police showed her the film. She couldn’t tell the difference between herself and the woman on the video. She had been a detective long enough to know people spent the rest of their lives in prison on less evidence than the police had on her.

 

The Untimely Death of Ivy Tucker

 

The Tucker family planned the perfect vacation. They wanted to sail down the Sea of California, around the Baja, to the Sea of Cortez and explore the Mexican mainland. They were never seen alive again and the boat was never found.

 

How does Ivy Tucker end up dead on Kate Nash’s front porch ten years after the family was presumed lost at sea? Did anyone else survive the tragedy?

 

Kate Nash will not rest until she finds an answer. What is so important someone would rather kill Kate and her friends than have them learn the truth?

 

Don’t miss the adventure. Reserve your copy today.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Fourth Bible (James Acton Thrillers Book 27) by [Kennedy, J. Robert]*** FROM USA TODAY & MILLION COPY BESTSELLING AUTHOR J. ROBERT KENNEDY ***

A VIOLENT REACTION TO A PRICELESS DISCOVERY KILLS SCORES.
AND THE WORLD BLAMES A FAMOUS ARCHAEOLOGICAL COUPLE.


In the 7th century, three Bibles were painstakingly created by Wearmouth-Jarrow Abbey monks. Over the years, one was destroyed, one remains today in tatters, and the third, still intact, became known as the Codex Amiatinus, the oldest surviving Latin Vulgate translation of the Bible.

Until today.

A fourth Bible, unknown to history, has been discovered.

Invited to inspect the priceless find, Archaeology Professors James Acton and Laura Palmer head for the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, and while there, eco-terrorists overrun the location. Under threat by the terrorist leader, the professors are forced to steal the ancient bible to save the hostages.

But something goes horribly wrong, and the hostages are killed.

Caught on video escaping moments before the bombs detonate, with the Bible in hand, the world believes the professors are to blame, and an international manhunt begins.

Now it is up to their friends to prove their innocence, and bring the true perpetrators to justice.

In The Fourth Bibleaward winning and USA Today bestselling author J. Robert Kennedy once again mixes history with today’s headlines in a pulse-pounding international thriller sure to leave you sacrificing sleep to finish. If you enjoy fast-paced adventures in the style of Dan BrownClive Cussler, and James Rollins, then you’ll love this thrilling tale of archaeological intrigue.

Get your copy of The Fourth Bible today, and see what happens when fake news is used to fuel the outrage of those looking for an excuse to lash out at humanity…


About the James Acton Thrillers:


★★★★★ “James Acton: A little bit of Jack Bauer and Indiana Jones!”

Though this book is part of the James Acton Thrillers series, it is written as a standalone novel and can be enjoyed without having read any other installments.

★★★★★ “Non-stop action that is impossible to put down.”

The James Acton Thrillers series and its spin-offs, the Special Agent Dylan Kane Thrillers and the Delta Force Unleashed Thrillers, have sold over one million copies. If you love non-stop action and intrigue with a healthy dose of humor, try James Acton today!

★★★★★ “A great blend of history and current headlines.”  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Berried in the Past (A Cranberry Cove Mystery Book 5) by [Cochran, Peg]The dead of winter takes on a whole new meaning in the new Cranberry Cove Mystery from USA Today bestselling author Peg Cochran!

On a night of heavy snow and bitter cold, newlyweds Monica and Greg are comfortably nestled before a warm fire when they’re roused by a late-night knock at the door. Surprised to find a troubled and confused woman on the doorstep, Monica is even more shocked when the woman vacantly utters that someone is trying to kill her. Sensing distress but not danger, Monica decides to help this mysterious woman, but her clouded recollections yield little—until she dredges up memories of her sister and a nearby home, where they find the woman’s sister, dead.

Unable to deny her own curiosity or the woman’s request for help, Monica begins digging into the suspicious death, only to discover a murky family history of valuable land, a bullying brother, an unscrupulous real estate developer, and endless rumors of good deeds met with bad blood. And when the trail of the killer begins to turn cold, Monica realizes that while the family wants to bury their sister, someone is out to bury the clues—and if Monica’s not careful, to bury her as well . . .

Includes tasty recipes!

Praise for Berried Secrets:

“Cozy fans and foodies rejoice—there’s a place just for you and it’s called Cranberry Cove.” —New York Times bestselling author Ellery Adams

“A fun whodunnit with quirky characters and a satisfying mystery. This new series is as sweet and sharp as the heroine’s cranberry salsa.” —New York Times bestselling author Sofie Kelly

About the Author:

Peg Cochran is the USA Today bestselling author of the Lucille Mysteries, the Gourmet De-Lite Mysteries, the Cranberry Cove Mysteries, and also, writing as Meg London, the Sweet Nothings Vintage Lingerie series. She has two daughters, a stepdaughter and stepson, a beautiful granddaughter, and a Westhighland white terrier named Reggie. You can read more at http://www.pegcochran.com and http://www.meglondon.com.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Musket Ball Murder (Merry Wrath Mysteries Book 14) by [Langtry, Leslie]From USA Today bestselling author Leslie Langtry comes a Civil War reenactment, a missing body, and one ex-CIA agent turned Girl Scout Troop leader with hilarious results!

Merry Wrath has a problem. Her Girl Scout Troop co-leader has signed them up to participate in a Civil War reenactment based on the little-known Battle of Idiot Creek. In full 19th century costume, Merry is just hoping she can keep her troop out of trouble. Unfortunately, things start to fall apart immediately—from the cannon the kids buy with her credit card, to one girl sneaking off at night to beat the other reenactors at poker, to avoiding a rumble between her troop and the haughty Magnolia Girls.

But things take a sharp turn for the worse when a real human leg appears in the pretend amputation tent…only to disappear while Merry’s guarding it. The rest of the body doesn’t seem to exist, making Merry wonder if she’s losing her mind… or if there’s a murderer among them. To complicate things, Merry’s ex CIA handler, Riley, appears as a dashing cavalry officer investigating a real case, her married best friend is swooning over the Sam Elliot-like Provost, and during the battles, a tiny Union soldier appears to be running guerrilla ops that weren’t in the script.

With a group of soldiers threatening Merry, the Sheriff refuses to investigate, and the danger mounting, can Merry prove that there was a murder before the reenactment ends?


Merry Wrath Mysteries:
Merit Badge Murder – book #1
Mint Cookie Murder – book #2
Scout Camp Mystery – short story in the “Killer Beach Reads” collection
Marshmallow S’More Murder – book #3
Movie Night Murder – book #4
Mud Run Murder – book #5
Fishing Badge Murder – short story in the “Pushing Up Daisies” collection
Motto for Murder – book #6
Map Skills Murder – book #7
Mean Girl Murder – book #8
Marriage Vow Murder – book #9
Mystery Night Murder – book #10
Meerkats and Murder– book #11
Make Believe Murder – book #12
Maltese Vulture Murder – book #13
Musket Ball Murder – book #14
Macho Man Murder – book #15

What critics are saying about Leslie Langtry’s books:

“I laughed so hard I cried on multiple occasions! Girl Scouts, the CIA, and the Yakuza… what could possibly go wrong?”
~ Fresh Fiction

“Darkly funny and wildly over the top, this mystery answers the burning question, ‘Do assassin skills and Girl Scout merit badges mix…?'”
~ RT BOOKreviews

“Mixing a deadly sense of humor and plenty of sexy sizzle, Leslie Langtry creates a brilliantly original, laughter-rich mix of contemporary romance and suspense.”
~ Chicago Tribune

“Langtry gets the fun started from page one.”
~ Publisher’s Weekly  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Herd is the Word: A Camping Capers Cozy Mystery (Alpaca My Bags Book 1) by [Badger, Jenna Lynn]Alpaca rustlers never counted on a cane-wielding caterer to dish up their just desserts.

 

June Winters is on vacation in Southern Utah, recovering from an accident. The last thing she needs is to go traipsing across the campground in search of missing farm animals.

 

But when her daughter is accused of stealing the missing alpaca, June must get involved. Armed with only a cane and a cell with no signal, June must slice the truth from gossip in this small community, where everyone is pointing fingers at everyone else.

 

With a sketchy campground owner and feuding residents, she doesn’t know who she can trust.

 

Can June spare her daughter’s name from the suspect list and rescue the pregnant female before the baby alpaca arrives?

 

Find out in the first of this brand-new Alpaca my Bags Series set at the Castle Creek Campground, part of Jenna Lynn Badger’s Camping Capers Cozy Mysteries!

 

Help June solve the case! Read FREE with KINDLE UNLIMITED, or click to purchase.

 

Check author bio for links to subscribe and get monthly free short stories.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Secret Dragon Island (Z & C Mysteries Book 8) by [Kane, Zoey, Kane, Claire]

 

Is a dragon from Secret Dragon Island snatching up nearby residents of a surrounding riverbank community, never to be seen again? During a spontaneous road trip, mother and daughter sleuths, Zoey and Claire Kane, are pushed into investigating when their ride-alongs, Lucas Stephens and Bob McGowen, disappear into thin air. Added to their search is the Chinese New Year Parade Princess, whom the community hasn’t seen a trace of since their last festivities. In an effort to solve the mystery, it’s time to tread foot and paddle down superstitious paths that haven’t been crossed in decades.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Hammer And The Egg Murder Mystery And Who Is Guilty? The Kitten Or The Puppy Murder Mystery (Ronin Flash Fiction Collection Series Book 7) by [Higgins, Kristie Lynn]

Ronin Flash Fiction Collection includes two books from the Ronin Flash Fiction series, a short story collection.

1. 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. The ronin must solve the murder of a man beside a poached egg. Cooking up some murder.

2. Type: flash fiction about 330 words
Who Is Guilty? The Kitten Or The Puppy Murder Mystery is a free Kindle Unlimited cozy mystery book and part of the Ronin Flash Fiction series. The ronin must solve a mystery surrounding the murder of a unique victim. Dog and cat mystery book.

Very quick reads, so sit back and enjoy this free kindle unlimited mysteries story.

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 (dog mysteries novel)
2. How To Frame A Murder: Part One: Cat Painting Mystery
3. How To Frame A Murder: Part Two: Household Of Death Mystery

Ronin Flash Fiction Series:
1. The Tea Set Mystery
2. The Koi Pond Murder Mystery
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
6. Killer Azure Hornet Murder 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
11. I Spy With My Little Cat’s Eye Mystery (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
14. Who Is Guilty? The Kitten Or The Puppy Murder Mystery
15. The Kimono With The Red-Crowned Crane Mystery
16. The Cat Who Ate The Dog Murder Mystery
17. The Illuminated Fruit Mystery (cookbook mystery)
18. What The Old Dog Saw and Heard Mystery (dog mystery book)
19. A Hawkeye View Of Murder, A Vexed Archer Mystery
20. The Guilty Blowfish Mystery, A Recipe For Murder
21. The Sword Of Death
22. Sharper Than A Blade
23. The Leopard-Spotted Orchid Flower Mystery
24. The Horse And Carriage Murder Mystery

Meet the mysterious ronin detective who with sword in hand solves mysteries and helps those in need. Ronin: Have Sword-Will Travel Mystery book series is action mixed with mystery with a slash of thriller thrown in. Very quick whodunit mysteries. 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. Whodunnit mysteries mixed with Japanese culture.

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. Two quick tales in one mystery short stories anthology. If you enjoy police detective mysteries, check out this ancient world where the tool of the trade was the mind. Grab these two short shorts and sit back, relax, and read this free Kindle Unlimited mystery short stories collection.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legal Seagull (Pet Whisperer P.I. Book 12) by [Fitz, Molly, Bay, Blueberry]Just as I was beginning to think we’d never find the last missing member of our long lost family, a seagull named Bravo shows up with both a promise and a threat.

He claims he’s been watching me for a long time—even before I gained my strange ability to talk to animals. He also says that if I help settle a dispute between warring flocks then he’ll personally take me to see the one person I’ve been all but dying to meet.

My help is non-optional. In fact, Bravo has also already secured a mercenary army of woodpeckers to completely destroy my house, should I fail this attempt at avian mediation.

No matter what happens next, the information this seagull’s hiding could change my life forever. Am I ready for that?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The K Team by [Rosenfelt, David]From bestselling mystery author David Rosenfelt comes a new series – a spinoff of the much beloved Andy Carpenter mysteries – about a dynamic new investigative team featuring a determined former cop and his loyal German Shepherd.

Corey Douglas and his K-9 partner, Simon Garfunkel, have recently retired from the police force. Not ready to give up the life yet, they come up with a proposal for fellow former cop, Laurie Carpenter, and her investigating partner, Marcus. Laurie and Marcus – who help out Laurie’s lawyer husband Andy on cases – have been chafing to jump back into investigating on their own, so they are in.

They call themselves the K Team, in honor of Simon. Their first job as private investigators comes to them from Judge Henry Henderson, who’s known as a very tough but fair judge, and they’ve all come up against him in court at one time or another. Though it’s hard to believe, Judge Henderson is being blackmailed and extorted, and he doesn’t want to involve the police–he needs the K Team to figure out why.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook

 

New Releases For The Week Of March 22nd, 2020–Part 3

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of March 22nd, 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.

 

Murder at High Tide: a 1950s cozy historical mystery (A Rosa Reed Mystery Book 1) by [Strauss, Lee]Brand New 1950s Cozy Mystery series by USA TODAY bestselling author Lee Strauss!

Murder’s all wet!

It’s 1956 and WPC (Woman Police Constable) Rosa Reed has left her groom at the altar in London. Time spent with her American cousins in Santa Bonita, California is exactly what she needs to get back on her feet, though the last thing she expected was to get entangled in another murder case! 

If you love early rock & roll, poodle skirts, clever who-dun-its, a charming cat and an even more charming detective, you’re going to love this new series!

“A fun new series from the world of Ginger Gold!
Once again, Strauss begins a series that catches your attention right from the get go! Her grasp of historic time periods is bang on, even as she changes her setting to a different part of the world.
The mystery is well crafted, the new characters are compelling, and this promises to be yet another must buy series from this author!” ~ Goodread reviewer

The Rosa Reed Mystery series is a spin-off of the acclaimed Ginger Gold Mystery series.

Clean read: no graphic violence, sex, or strong language.

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THE ROSA REED MYSTERY SERIES

Murder at High Tide 

Murder on the Boardwalk

Murder at the Bomb Shelter

Murder on Location

THE GINGER GOLD MYSTERY SERIES

Murder on the SS Rosa (Book 1)

Murder at Hartigan House (Book 2)

Murder at Bray Manor (Book 3)

Murder at Feathers & Flair (Book 4)

Murder at the Mortuary (Book 5)

Murder at Kensington Gardens (Book 6)

Murder at st. George’s Church (Book 7)

The Wedding of Ginger & Basil (Book 7.5)

Murder Aboard the Flying Scotsman (Book 8)

Murder at the Boat Club (Book 9)

Murder on Eaton Square (Book 10)

Murder by Plum Pudding (Book 11)

Murder on Fleet Street (Book 12) 

~more on the way!

Don’t miss LADY GOLD INVESTIGATES, the short story companion series!

Genre: cat cozy mystery series / historical mystery / women amateur sleuths / female detectives / clean & wholesome  (Amazon)

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Witchy Warnings (Witches of Shadow Lane Paranormal Cozy Mystery Book 4) by [Bane, Misty]When a man is found dead only months after his divorce, suspicion immediately falls on his bitter ex-wife… who also happens to be none other than Shay Graves’s ex-mother in law. However, once it’s discovered that he has an engagement ring in his pocket, the suspect pool grows to encircle a surprising new suspect.
With law enforcement on one side of the family dinner table and a murder suspect on the other, Shay is bound and determined to prove her sister’s innocence and bring peace back to the Graves family. And with her sister’s life at stake, Shay won’t sit back and wait for the fight to come to her.
Lucky for her, she has a hunky news reporter and an adventurous great aunt that are always up for a challenge … but it’s going to be a bumpy ride.

If you like humorous paranormal cozy mysteries full of magic, misfits, and mayhem, then journey into Mystic Key and meet the Witches of Shadow Lane.

Witchy Warnings (Witches of Shadow Lane Paranormal Cozy Mystery Series, Book 4) is a full-length humorous paranormal cozy mystery novel.

Witches of Shadow Lane series:
Witchy Business, Book 1
Witchy Orders, Book 2
Witchy Secrets, Book, 3

Blackwood Bay Witches cozy mystery series:
Haunted and Hexed, Book 1
Bad Magic and the Big Top, Book 2
Phantoms in High Fidelity, Book 3
Broomsticks and Bones, Book 4
Payback’s a Witch, Book 5
On a Witch and a Spell, short story
One Spell of a Time, short story  (Amazon)

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Midlife Curses: A Paranormal Women's Fiction Mystery (Witching Hour Book 1) by [Thomas, Christine Zane]A Paranormal Women’s Fiction murder mystery for anyone who believes you can find your powers at any age.

Constance Campbell has made a few questionable decisions in the run-up to her fortieth birthday. So in a way, moving two thousand miles away from everything she’s ever known makes perfect sense.

Creel Creek, Virginia is the last place either of her ex-husbands would ever think to look for her. What better place to hide from her humiliations than a town too small to warrant a mention on a map?

Laid off, and recently divorced from husband number two, this former workaholic moves in with her estranged—and very strange—grandmother.

A grandmother who informs Constance that she comes from a long line of powerful witches. And on the day she hits the big 4-0, she’ll come into her powers.

It turns out that she’s not the only paranormal person in town. Under the sleepy surface, the small town is teeming with supernatural beings.

When Constance finds the town’s resident vampire dead, things go from surreal to scary. The local sheriff is convinced that a killer is lurking in the shadows, hunting anyone with supernatural abilities…including witches like her.

He’s not wrong.

Can Constance learn enough magic to save herself and Creel Creek from this unknown foe?

Midlife Curses is the first in an all-new paranormal mystery series. If you like Cozy Mysteries or Paranormal Women’s Fiction, you’ll love this book. Download your copy today!  (Amazon)

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Murderous Cruise Habit (A Rachel Prince Mystery Book 6) by [Brookes, Dawn]Murder in the Caribbean…


Rachel Prince joins the Coral Queen for the holiday of a lifetime accompanied by her parents and her octogenarian friend, Lady Marjorie Snellthorpe.
The company is shocked when a nun who is part of an exclusive religious party collapses and dies. First thoughts suggest natural causes and Rachel’s best friend – cruise ship nurse – is keen to believe this is the case if it means keeping Rachel out of trouble. Rachel is not convinced and believes the death is suspicious, particularly when her father shares the nun’s dying words.
The chief of security initially asks Rachel to assist as all is not what it seems within this religious order but changes his mind when the FBI come aboard.
Will Rachel listen? Marjorie is as keen as ever to do a little sleuthing of her own, can she keep Lady Marjorie safe while uncovering the mystery.
In the most dangerous challenge to date, Rachel must keep her wits about her to find out what is at stake and discover who is responsible for the nun’s murder.  (Amazon)

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Cozy Up to Death (The Cozy Up Series Book 1) by [Conway, Colin]A man in hiding.

A gang of outlaws searching for retribution.

This is no time for cupcakes.

Today is Brody Steele’s first day as the new owner of The Red Herring, Pleasant Valley, Maine’s only mystery bookstore. The cute shop has a loyal customer base as well as an ornery cat.

Unfortunately, Brody doesn’t know the first thing about running a legitimate business, he doesn’t want to be in the small town, and he hates cats. On top of all that, he hasn’t read a book since high school.

When a cute woman walks into the store, he thinks his bad luck is about to change. But as she starts asking about the previous owner’s whereabouts, his safe new existence begins to unravel.

For Brody Steele is a man with a secret he must protect at all costs. The U.S. Government has invested a lot to keep it hidden, and his enemies will stop at nothing to expose him.

Does happiness or death await Brody in this charming seaside community?

If you like stories with a solid male lead, wonderfully odd characters, and a troublesome cat, then this book is for you.  (Amazon)

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Cloudy With A Chance of Murder (Seaboard Mystery) by [O'Berry, Nancy ]

Well known weatherman, Tate Dawson, dies in the middle of his broadcast. While his colleagues are stunned. It quickly becomes apparent there is no love lost between Tate and his anchor team.
Chloe Masterson, wife of Seaboard’s acting Police Chief, Joshua Masterson, feels she has the world by the tail. A newlywed, she finally feels she has lived up to the role of the perfect daughter and now plans to transform herself in the perfect wife. When Tate Dawson turns up dead, her husband leads the investigation.
Chloe’s well-manicured life turns upside down when her younger sister Raine Williams becomes one of the suspects. How will it look if the Chief of Police’s sister-in-law committed murder? She must help her husband find the real killer and prove her sister was not involved.
Yes, in a small town like Seaboard, nothing stays hidden for long.  (Amazon)

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Murder in the Catacombs: A Bohemian Lake Cozy Mystery (Penning Trouble Book 4) by [Stapleton, Rachael, Howe, DeAnn]If you enjoy mysteries that involve esoteric adventure, and secrets of the occult, you’ll want to one-click this book today!

Penny and the Bohemian Lake gang head to the City of Lights for an all-expenses paid Parisian Christmas adventure–but can they survive it? And come to think of it, just who arranged it?

After Penny is kidnapped from the infamous catacombs while on a pre-arranged tour, she realizes her prize-winning trip was simply a trick to get her here. Now she must work to locate and rescue the granddaughter of a European Billionaire, who may or may not be involved with an underground Witch Hunters Organization that’s after Sera Popescu.

Scroll up and order now!  (Amazon)

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Pink Is The New Black: Paranormal Cozy Mystery (A Witch's Cove Mystery Book 1) by [Day, Vella]An inept witch. A talking pink iguana. A town trying to solve a lawman’s murder.

Hi, I’m Glinda Goodall–the Good Witch of the South–and I want to welcome you to Witch’s Cove, Florida, a delightful beach town where witches and humans reside in peace and harmony. Sounds perfect, right? Yeah, that’s what it says on the billboard, but here’s the real scoop.

My aunt, who runs the Tiki Hut Grill where I work, sees ghosts–or rather sees one of them–namely her dead husband. My mom, a funeral director, is addicted to all things that have to do with The Wizard of Oz. She even has a terrier named Toto. And then there’s my familiar, Iggy, who is a very disgruntled pink iguana who fancies himself a detective.

As for me, I’m a problem solver. My flaws are that I’m way too nosy for my own good, and I rarely say the right thing at the right time.

This week’s exciting news? Our not-so-beloved law enforcement officer was murdered, and my best friend’s brother was accused of the crime. I have to help find the real killer, right? How could I not?

Stop in to Witch’s Cove and grab a meal at the Tiki Hut Grill. You just might see me and my familiar in action.  (Amazon)

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A Pink Potion Gone Wrong: A Paranormal Cozy Mystery (A Witch's Cove Mystery Book 2) by [Day, Vella]An unlucky witch. A talking pink iguana. A frustrated ghost needing to know who killed him.

Welcome back to Witch’s Cove where the people–with the exception of a few random law breakers–are friendly and the sun always shines. If you want to talk to a dead relative, learn about your future, or need a spell created just for you, you’ve come to the right place.

Hi, I’m Glinda Goodall, and after fourteen years of hearing my iguana complain about how my spell turned his green skin pink, I finally have a chance to help him. The problem? I’m either the worst witch in Florida or the unluckiest. At the store where I buy my potions, the owner happened to be out of town. No worries. Why shouldn’t I trust the ancient substitute who is hard of hearing and doesn’t see well?

Long story short, she mixed in the wrong ingredient, and instead of turning Iggy back to green, I ended up seeing ghosts! Just my luck, the first semi-translucent figure I ran into was recently murdered and wants my help to figure out who did it. Never one to turn down a soul in need, I agree.

If you want to tag along, please do. You’ll find me at the Tiki Hut Grill most days serving breakfast and smiles. Oh, yeah. I found a talking cat too!  (Amazon)

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The Mystery of the Pink Aura: A Paranormal Cozy Mystery (A Witch's Cove Mystery Book 3) by [Day, Vella]A psychic vision. Missing contestants. A witch and her pink iguana sidekick.

Witch’s Cove, the idyllic Florida beach town, is finally getting their long-awaited deputy. The problem is that no one can dig up anything on him–good or bad–and that sets off alarms for the gossip queens.

Hi, I’m Glinda Goodall, the amateur sleuth who works at the Tiki Hut Grill. The sheriff works hard and deserves good help, but is the new deputy, Nash Solano, really who he says he is? The day after he arrives, chaos descends on the town–as in, two contestants in a regional dog show go missing shortly after a psychic sees a mysterious pink aura around them.

The sheriff has been good to me and my talking pink iguana. So naturally, I have to investigate–both the deputy and the missing competitors. As is always the case, things never go as planned.

​If you want to learn more, stop by the Tiki Hut Grill and give Iggy and me a hand in solving this crazy mystery.  (Amazon)

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No Questions Asked (A Lexi Carmichael Mystery Book 12) by [Moffett, Julie]One last fling (with danger) before the ring?

Nothing’s that simple when you’re a geek girl. Julie Moffett’s beloved Lexi Carmichael mystery series returns with 
No Questions Asked.

Lexi Carmichael: saving scientists one snake at a time.

Weddings aren’t my thing—never have been. But eloping would break my mother’s heart, especially since the president of the United States put in a good word for me with his daughter’s wedding planner. I’m going to have the wedding of the year…whether I like it or not.

Before we can say I do, Slash and I are flying off to the Brazilian rain forest. Our mission: stop hackers from stealing a vaccine that could save millions of lives. I thought it’d be easy, but from the moment we step off the plane, I’m up to my neck in trouble.

After an attack by drug-runners, being kidnapped and discovering that the bad guy is even worse than we’d imagined, I’m pretty sure someone in our group is working for the enemy. And they’re succeeding. I’ll have to use all my geek skills to stop the bad guys if I’m going to make it home in time to tie that knot.

And don’t miss the rest of Julie Moffett’s Lexi Carmichael Mysteries, available now from Carina Press: No Stone Unturned, No One Lives Twice, No One to Trust, No Money Down, No Place Like Rome, No Biz Like Showbiz, No Test for the Wicked, No Woman Left Behind, No Room for Error, No Strings Attached, No Living Soul and No Regrets.

This book is approximately 110,000 words

One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you’re looking for with an HEA/HFN. It’s a promise!  (Amazon)

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Sunsets, Sabbatical and Scandal: A Camper and Criminals Cozy Mystery Series Book 10 by [Kappes, Tonya]Welcome to Normal, Kentucky~ where nothing is normal.

Who served up the murder at the Normal Diner?

A beloved resident of Normal, Kentucky is found dead on the floor of the Normal Diner, leaving the entire town on high alert. Faster than the short order cook can say order up… the laundry ladies are in the scene.

News spreads fast about the murder and Detective Hank Sharp is hungry for answers.

Mae West along with the Laundry Club ladies come up with a list of suspects and the evidence is piling up faster than a juicy double cheeseburger.

Who murdered the beloved citizen?

Was it a hit to score some extra lunch money?  (Amazon)

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New Releases For The Week Of March 22nd, 2020–Part 2

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of March 22nd, 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.

 

SUSSEX, ENGLAND, 1929.

Mydworth is a sleepy English market town just 50 miles from London. But even in this idyllic spot, crime is never far away…

Luckily the young and adventurous Sir Harry Mortimer has returned to Mydworth from his diplomatic posting in Cairo, with his unconventional American wife, Kat. And between them they are a match for anything – even murder.

MURDER WORE A MASK

Lavinia’s annual Masked Ball at Mydworth Manor is a highlight of the season, as locals mingle with the great and famous from London. But the lavish party comes to a full stop when one of the guests is found dead, down by the lake. It seems it’s a clear case of a heart attack. But Harry and Kat suspect that the dead man in a mask was in fact the victim of a clever case of murder. And the killer’s work at the party is not yet done…  (Amazon)

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Sussex, England, 1929.

Mydworth is a sleepy English market town just 50 miles from London. But things are about to liven up there considerably, when young Sir Harry Mortimer returns home from his government posting in Cairo, with his unconventional American wife – Kat Reilly.

No sooner have the two arrived, when a jewel robbery occurs at Harry’s aunt’s home – Mydworth Manor – ending in one of the thieves being shot…and killed.

The local police are baffled by the case. But Harry and Kat have an edge in the hunt for the second thief: not only do they have certain useful “skills” they’ve both picked up in service of King, President and Country, they also have access to parts of English high society that your average bobby can’t reach.

Because this Shot in the Dark…could have come from anywhere.  (Amazon)

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Black Magic Kitten (Familiar Kitten Mysteries Book 1) by [Bourgeois, Sara]Welcome to Coventry!

Kinsley Skeenbauer never thought she would go home. At seventeen, she’d left Coventry and didn’t look back. But after a messy divorce, she packed up her stuff and drove toward the only place that she knew would accept her.

Life hadn’t been easy for Kinsley since she left town. Despite wanting a family desperately, she was childless. She had a college degree but had just been fired… again…

She’d spent her entire adult life rebelling against what she was, and that meant hiding her true self from the world. Kinsley left Coventry on a mission to be ordinary.

But you know what they say about the best-laid plans…

Coventry isn’t your typical small town. It’s home to the most powerful family of witches in the world. Two ancient witch families united when her parents married, and she was supposed to be their leader.

Nobody ever asked Kinsley if that’s what she wanted, though. Funny how the universe worked because there she was divorced, childless, and jobless… again… rolling into Coventry in her broken-down car with a U-Haul full of everything she owned.

The joyous welcome home party was short-lived, because a dead guy turned up, of all places, behind the diner.

Of course, the town’s hunky sheriff starts to give Kinsley the side-eye. But, a lot of people wanted the victim dead, and that only complicates the investigation.

There’s a murderer on the loose in Coventry, and Kinsley’s got to learn to harness her powers to avoid the killer’s snare.

Oh! And, then there’s Meri, the black cat familiar. Someone decides to grant him one wish for his faithful service to his coven, and it doesn’t go as planned either…
Welcome back to Coventry. The events in this story take place thirteen years after Kinsley left Coventry. It can be fully enjoyed on its own and is suitable for all ages. You’ll find no swearing, gore, or adult situations, but you will find magic, mystery, and a hint of lighthearted mayhem.  (Amazon)

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Grave Passion (DCI Cook Thriller Series Book 12) by [Strang, Phillip]

 

 

Two young lovers out for a night of romance. A short cut through a cemetery. They witness a murder, but there has been no struggle, only a knife to the heart.

It has all the hallmarks of an assassination, but who is the woman?

And why was she alongside a grave at night? Did she know the person who killed her?

Soon after, other deaths, seemingly unconnected, but tied to the family of one of the young lovers.

It’s a case for Detective Chief Inspector Cook and his team, and they’re baffled on this one.  (Amazon)

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New Witch on the Block (Witch's Guide to Haunted Properties: Los Angeles: Mystery Book 5) by [Smith, Lotta]Here comes a new witch… She’s mean, evil, and she’s too familiar with Jack. What’s Fio to do with her?

FREE on Kindle Unlimited!

Haunted and Hexed takes on a new meaning for Fio Valentine when she finds herself competing with a witchy newcomer to solve a case.

When FBI psychic Abby Scott breezes into the office claiming to be Jack’s former lover, Fio is understandably vexed, but there’s no time to play mind games with the arrogant agent. A ghostly girl appearing in a team photo has become a harbinger of disaster for members of the women’s basketball team at Jack and Abby’s snooty Brentwood alma mater. Fio and Abby bet who can solve the case first, and with Andy Russel and spirit animal Champ on hand Fio takes on the mystery, but can she outsmart Abby and keep the drop-dead gorgeous psychometrist from making the halls of Quest Realty her new haunt? Find out in Book Five of the Witches Guide to Haunted Properties.  (Amazon)

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Sleuth on Safari: A Traveler Cozy Mystery (The Traveler Cozy Mystery Series Book 1) by [Kennedy, A R]

 

A bargain deal on a safari + one dead body = An adventure no one could plan for.

Naomi and her estranged sister are off on a trip of a lifetime—an African safari, a bucket list trip for Naomi on which she got a last-minute deal. Naomi thinks traveling with her sister will be the worst part of her African safari until she finds one of their fellow travelers, the unlikable Dr. Higgins, dead. She gets more adventure than she bargained for when she starts investigating what she thinks is murder but the luxury lodge says was a tragic accident. She only has a few vacation days, and a few game drives, to find the killer.   (Amazon)

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THE CHOCOLATE EASTER BAKING CHALLENGE: Book Seven: The Seascape Cove Cozy Mysteries by [MOORECROFT, M'LISSA]

 

The Dockside Cooking School classroom was being used as the set for The Chocolate Easter Baking Challenge. Everybody hoped it would go smoothly, more smoothly than the Christmas Baking Challenge had gone.

Well it should, since the guy who’d caused most of their problems was the other side of the Atlantic Ocean now, but it seemed his antics had given a copycat some pretty evil ideas.  (Amazon)

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Bag of Bones: At the Lakeside Mall (Press Pass Mysteries Book 5) by [Anderton, April]

Something’s going down at the mall, and it’s definitely not the price of the Vans on Maisey’s wishlist.

Sixteen-year-old Maisey’s first task as Lead Sales Associate at the accessory store seems simple enough: take down the Christmas decorations. But, when one of the display bags topples over, dumping a full set of human bones on a customer, she fears that task could be her last.

 

Chaos abounds at the Valley Mall, as security bungles the investigation and word gets around town—much to the dismay of the mall’s Media Relations Director, who also happens to be Maisey’s mom.

If Maisey wants to save her job—and her mom’s—she’ll have to shift her focus from price tags to toe tags to figure out who the skeleton belongs to and why the stockroom became its final resting place.

Tag along with Maisey and her mom, Emily(Ali’s co-worker and confidant from first four books in the Press Pass Mystery Series) as they navigate the inner workings of the local mall. If you missed the first books in the  series, check them out on the author’s amazon page and click ‘follow’ while you’re there to be notified of new adventures. 

Books in the Press pass Mystery Series

Previous Engegements
Drowned at The Rat
Coconut Crush

First Night, Last Rites  (Amazon)

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Pivotal Decisions: A suspenseful mystery thriller (Moonlight and Murder Book 2) by [Garrett, Reily]Pivotal Decisions

She carries a gun for a living…
But never expected to become a target.


On an early morning hike in a remote part of the Everglades, Sabine Guidry discovers her childhood friend sitting by one of the numerous canals common to the area.

The only problem is… he’s dead.

A note attached to his shirt declares him the first of many, unless she returns a piece of priceless technology. Her duties in Florida’s FWC demands facing all sorts of slithering and ravenous creatures, but the most dangerous by far are the two-footed varieties.

Detective Coyote Waylin left the southern beaches for the wilds of Pennsylvania’s mountains and small town living the night he broke his brothers jaw. After six years, a call from his estranged brother forces him to return south to untangle a web of murder and intrigue.

With the help of their snarky friends, Coyote and Sabine sort the snarled web of lies, betrayal, and deception while skirting the romantic entanglement threatening to derail them at every turn.  (Amazon)

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Moonlight and Murder volume 1: Action-packed romantic mystery thrillers by [Garrett, Reily]Love snarky mystery thrillers? This series of police procedurals will keep you entertained until the last page.

A Critical Tangent

A killer’s game of cat and mouse – but his prey has secrets.


Keiki Tallerman is a strong-willed tech prodigy whose life is shattered when her drone captures video of her best friend’s bizarre murder.

Experience has taught her good reason to not trust any police officers, especially when the hard-boiled detectives come knocking on her door. Their suspicions narrow when the second of her trio of friends disappears without a trace from their small urban community.

Conflicting evidence at a disturbing crime scene leaves gossamer threads weaving a complicated web of lies and deceit. Every clue Detective Garnett finds steers the investigation to a deep, dark network entangling the young coed in a labyrinth of cunning subterfuge.

Unable to piece the evidence together, Garnett is torn between following the letter of the law and protecting the amateur sleuth determined to clear her name. Add a large dose of mutual attraction and sparks fly.

Can he earn Keiki’s trust in time to save her life, or will the psychotic killer destroy the woman who is crushing his emotional defenses?

Pivotal Decisions

Whatever doesn’t kill us forces us to face the darkness within.


On an early morning hike in a remote part of the Everglades, Sabine Guidry discovers her childhood friend sitting by one of the numerous canals common to the area.

The only problem is—he’s dead.

A note attached to his shirt declares him the first of many, unless she returns a piece of priceless technology. Her duties in Florida’s FWC demands facing all sorts of slithering and ravenous creatures, but the most dangerous by far are the two-footed varieties.

Six years ago, Detective Coyote Waylin left the southern beaches for the wilds of Pennsylvania’s mountains and small town living, but a call from his estranged brother forces him to return south to face a vengeful killer in a twisted game of cat and mouse.


With the help of their snarky friends, Coyote and Sabine wade through lies, betrayal, and deception while skirting the long term infatuation that threatens to derail them at every turn.  (Amazon)

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Sabers, Sails, and Murder (A Cumberpatch Cove Mystery Book 2) by [Robertson, Nola]Ghosts do exist, only Rylee hopes she is done seeing them.

After handling an antique saber breaks a centuries-old curse, Rylee finds herself haunted by the town’s not so famous pirate. As if finding a way to help the ghost to the afterlife isn’t difficult enough, his blade is used to commit a murder.

When the body is found near her uncle’s boat, and he becomes the main suspect, Rylee is drawn into another supernatural sleuthing adventure. To make matters worse, her grandmother’s matchmaking plans go awry, and Logan, the town’s new hot detective, isn’t the only person pursuing her.

Can Rylee and her friends solve the murder in time to enjoy the annual pirate festival? Or will she end up being haunted by a three-hundred-year-old spirit forever?  (Amazon)

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A Cat in the Attic Mystery: The Secret of Logan Pond by [Daley, Kathi]

How is one to start again after losing the one thing that speaks to your heart and fuels your passion?

After a serious accident leaves Calliope Rose Collins unable to continue with the career that has owned her soul for most of her life, she returns to Foxtail Lake, Hollister House, Great Aunt Gracie, and childhood friend, Officer Cass Wylander, where she begins to rebuild her life from the ashes of what she once had.

In book 4 of The Cat in the Attic series, Cass investigates a grisly murder while Callie is busy working on an anniversary story relating to the cold case disappearance of a twelve year old boy who went missing from a camping trip to Logan Pond twenty five years ago.  (Amazon)

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New Releases For The Week of March 22nd, 2020–Part 1

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of March 22nd, 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.

 

Five Star Spy (The Accidental Cases of Emily Abbott Book 7) by [Kirkpatrick, Perry]

Friends don’t let friends fail their mission…

Brent Peterson is back in town after chasing operatives of the group known as The 10,000– and he’s much worse for wear.

Emily is delighted to see him, but she’s worried: Agent Nighthawk never fails at a mission, but if she doesn’t help him he just might fail this one and let a mysterious 10,000 criminal slip through his fingers.

Not to mention worsen the barely-healed gunshot wound in his shoulder..  (Amazon)

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Tall, Dark and Troll: A Witch & Ghost Mystery (Welsh Witch Book 2) by [Troy, Alyn]She takes her java black and her killers convicted. But can she unmask a murderer before she’s ground to pieces?

Witchy barista April Storm is fighting to get her new coffee roaster up to snuff while keeping her quaint Welsh community’s magic under wraps. So when two hikers stumble upon a corpse, she races in with her supernatural abilities to bring things to a swift close. But she’s certain trouble is percolating in her precious pixie town when the body and its spirit suddenly go up in steam.

With the Fae Queen’s top official expected for a visit, April’s under high pressure to wrap the case up quickly and preserve the town’s reputation. But with her foe always one sip ahead, she’ll need help from her sarcastic feline familiar, spy-assassin bestie, and ex-boyfriend’s ghost to brew up an industrial-strength solution.

Can April serve up a hot cup of justice before she becomes the next item on the killer’s menu?

Tall, Dark and Troll is the second book in the charming Welsh Witch cozy mystery series. If you like demonic double-crosses, secretly magical towns, and heroines with a ragtag group of allies, then you’ll love Alyn Troy’s quirky tale.

Buy Tall, Dark and Troll for an extra shot of thrills today!  (Amazon)

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Point of Snow Return (Alaska Cozy Mystery Book 14) by [Meadows, Wendy]After Sarah returns home from solving a dangerous homicide case in Michigan, she receives a call from a nurse claiming to work for Dr. Wester, a fertility specialist Sarah has been seeing. The nurse explains that Dr. Wester wants to make an appointment to see Sarah about a new treatment plan. Excited at the prospect of finally becoming pregnant, Sarah happily agrees to the appointment. But when Dr. Wester turns up dead and the nurse who contacted Sarah turns out to be a vicious killer, Sarah is thrust in a dark and deep nightmare.
Caught in a terrible winter storm, Sarah and the killer are both separated from each other and forced to wait out the storm. While the wait wears on, Sarah develops a risky plan after a cop friend in Los Angeles makes a vital discovery. Sarah hopes her plan will capture the killer while killing the snowman that has been haunting her heart and dreams—a haunting snowman that came to life while Sarah worked on her very first homicide case years back.
When the storm ends, Sarah leaves for Los Angeles and sets trap for the killer—without knowing the killer has learned her deepest fear. Will Sarah capture a woman determined to kill her, or will she outwit her own fear, capture a killer, and finally become pregnant?  (Amazon)

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The Fateful Marriage (Lady Fan Mystery Book 6) by [Bailey, Elizabeth]A brand new mystery featuring Lady Fan! For fans of Georgette Heyer, Mary Balogh, Barbara Erskine and Jane Austen.

Wherever Lady Fan goes, murder follows…


1791, England

Lady Ottilia and Lord Francis Fanshawe are holidaying in Tunbridge Wells when they stumble across the scene of a horrific accident.

While visiting the High Rocks, a local tourist spot, a young woman falls to her death from the top of the climb.

It soon becomes clear that the woman is linked to the infamous Dowager Viscountess Lady Wem – an indomitable matriarch visiting Tunbridge with her extended family.

The young woman was at the centre of a scandal – Lady Wem’s grandson, Daniel, eloped with her three years prior.

As Lady Fan is introduced to the family her suspicions are aroused.

Was the fall a devastating mishap? Or could the woman have been pushed?

Lady Fan must unravel dark family secrets in her quest for the truth…



THE FATEFUL MARRIAGE is the sixth book in the Lady Fan Mystery series: historical romance murder mysteries with a courageous women sleuth embarking on a traditional British, private investigation in eighteenth-century London.

‘The late Regency writer Georgette Heyer lives—and she’s writing mysteries as Elizabeth Bailey!’ – Meritorious Mysteries

‘Ottilia is a strong, intelligent character with a real enthusiasm for detective work’ – She Reads Novels

‘They have everything you love in romances, plus continuing characters you can really come to love, and murders as well! Her heroine sleuth, Ottilia, is a fantastic character.’ – Historical Romance UK

LADY FAN HISTORICAL MYSTERY SERIES
BOOK ONE: The Gilded Shroud
BOOK TWO: The Deathly Portent
BOOK THREE: The Opium Purge
BOOK FOUR: The Candlelit Coffin
BOOK FIVE: The Mortal Blow
BOOK SIX: The Fateful Marriage  (Amazon)

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Execution in E (A Gethsemane Brown Mystery Book 5) by [Gordon, Alexia]Romance is in the air. Or on the ’Gram, anyway.

When an influencer-turned-bridezilla shows up at the lighthouse to capture Insta-perfect wedding photos designed to entice sponsors to fund her lavish wedding, Gethsemane has her hands full trying to keep Eamon from blasting the entire wedding party over the edge of the cliff.

Wedding bells become funeral bells when members of the bride’s entourage start turning up dead. Frankie’s girlfriend, Verna, is pegged as maid-of-honor on the suspect list when the Garda discover the not-so-dearly departed groom was her ex and Gethsemane catches her standing over a body.

Gethsemane uncovers devilish dealings as she fights to clear Verna, for Frankie’s sake. Will she find the killer in time to save Frankie from another heartbreak? Or will the photos in her social media feed be post-mortem?

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EXECUTION IN E by Alexia Gordon | A Henery Press Mystery. If you like one, you’ll probably like them all.  (Amazon)

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Another Woman's Treasure (Psychic Consignment Mystery Book 3) by [Lynn, JB]

The psychic powers of the Concordia sisters are increasing, but so is the body count…

(You’d think this was Cabot Cove or Midsomer instead of Sarasota, FL.)

Amanda and her sisters are on the hunt for a treasure buried by their godmother, Letty.

A moody ghost, their quirky fellow shop owners, and an overworked police detective all play a part in them unraveling the mysteries of Letty’s life and untimely death.

But can Amanda keep her family safe as they barrel, like a bull in a consignment shop, toward a showdown with the person responsible for Letty’s murder?  (Amazon)

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The Body in the Bookmobile (Millie Monroe Mysteries Book 1) by [Dowell, Connie B.]

Millie, a law school dropout, thinks she’s landed a soft gig driving a bookmobile around the sleepy small towns of a mountainous Virginia county. But her first day on the job she finds a retired librarian dead in her van.

As the investigation continues and more bodies appear, the small town squabbles over things like an outdoor adventurer club or the proposed cell towers don’t seem so innocent anymore. And the cops keep sniffing around the library. Could Millie’s new friends and colleagues really be involved?

Surely not. There’s no one more wholesome than librarians.

Right?  (Amazon)

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Dead Ringers (Deadlines Mysteries Book 3) by [Chafer, Camilla]

From the bestselling world of the Lexi Graves Mysteries…

When obituaries and entertainment reporter, Shayne Winter overhears a passing comment about a vanished woman, her interest is immediately piqued. But in Los Angeles, one more missing person doesn’t qualify as a story. After all, she’s told, disillusioned young starlets frequently have their Hollywood dreams shattered.

When one missing woman becomes two and some more digging reveals several more, Shayne knows she stumbled onto a possible serial killer stalking the city. Connecting the dots that link the missing women, Shayne notices a chilling trend. All the girls resemble her new friend, supermodel-turned-actress Daisy Casta. Suspecting the killer’s obsession might mean Daisy is his true target, Shayne’s investigation unravels the chilling side to the star-studded city.

Shayne hopes she’s on her way to getting her next headline… but it might cost her everything.  (Amazon)

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Cinderella and the Cyanide: A Romantic Cozy Novella (Fairy Tale Retelling Cozy Mystery Book 2) by [Anderson, Amorette]

 

To do: Scrub the floor, sew a dress, and solve a murder!

Cinda is a journalist with a crafty side hustle — sewing dresses and selling them online. Despite her good work ethic, she’s barely making ends meet. So when an opportunity to pick up a little extra work at a new hotel in town pops up, she can’t say no!

A body turns up in the hotel kitchen, and Cinda realizes she’s the only one with a key piece of information about the case. It’s up to her to find the killer before anyone, including a handsome prince, gets hurt.  (Amazon)

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Dotty Discovers Diamonds (The Dotty Drinkwater Mystery series Book 4) by [Ezzard, Diane]

Joy and happiness turn to panic and despair when a body is discovered at a lavish birthday party.
Can Dotty unravel the trail of lies and deceit and find out the killer’s identity?
Cousin Gillian has invited Dotty and her friends to her 40th birthday bash. The girls are all excited about attending the lavish affair until Gillian’s expensive diamonds go missing. Other worrying incidents occur and events turn even more sinister when a body is discovered under suspicious circumstances.
Dotty begins to unravel some shocking revelations. The more she digs, the more she uncovers a web of lies. Can she discover the truth before it’s too late?
This is Book 4 in the Dotty Drinkwater Mystery series but can be read as a standalone.
Another fun cozy mystery to whet your appetite with its recipe of red herrings and twists and turns.  (Amazon)

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An Exhibition of Murder: A 1920s murder mystery with unexpected twists (Murder Will Follow Book 4) by [Conroy, Vivian]Former Scotland Yard investigator Jasper is back on the case, this time in the glamorous and cultured city of Vienna.

The opening of an archaeological exhibition brings with it intrigue and evil as a fabled cursed golden death mask lives up to its dark past and death strikes at the exhibition. While digging up pieces of history, these archaeologists have also been burying secrets – deadly ones – and it’s up to Jasper to uncover the truth before the murderer strikes again.

With a nosy journalist desperate to breathe life into the rumour that the mask brings bad luck to anyone possessing it, and the police eager to blame a famous cat burglar who recently pulled off a string of daring robberies, Jasper is on his own in bringing the true culprit to light.

Fans of Agatha Christie and Robert Thorogood will love this fourth book in the Murder Will Follow series.  (Anazon)

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Terror on Top (Baker Street Cozy Mysteries Book 7) by [James, CeeCee]A Flamingo Cozy and Baker Street Mystery partnership. Stella O’Neil and Georgie Tanner are on the case.
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When Georgie agrees to help her friend Stella O’Neil clean up a house she’s listing, neither of them are prepared for the dead body that tumbles out of a closet. Stella suspects it’s the house’s previous owner but is shocked to see it’s the man who hired her, the bank representative.

As Georgie and Stella dig for answers, they find that everyone involved in the prior sale of the house is now dead… and they could be next.

But Georgie can’t walk away from this mystery. The secrets that unfold shake her to her core as they involve her fiancé who died years ago. How does this derelict house connect to her life? What else will she find out… and does she even want to know?  (Amazon)

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