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

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of March 1st, 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.



The Quilt Left Behind is the 5th and final novel in the Wine Country Quilts Series. Shop owner and quilt collector Lily Rosenthal has learned the hard way to make sure that no quilt is ever left behind. Losing any quilt is heartbreaking, but the one Lily left in her old apartment is the one that hurts the most and becomes the most gratifying. With ghostly mysteries to solve, the Dinner Detectives keep busy on the trail of clues while more than one forgotten quilt surfaces. Readers will never leave a quilt behind again after reading this emotional recounting of a variety of fictional quilts and the quilters who loved them.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback













Wands Upon A Time In Brimstone Bay (Witches Of Brimstone Bay Book 2) by [Dreaming, R.K.]

Join witch Esme Westbrim as her life gets turned upside down by another murder in Bewitching Brimstone Bay. Can she solve it with the help of her psychic cat, ghost aunt and three wild witch cousins, or will a certain ridiculously handsome Special Agent get in her way?

Full description coming soon. One click to join Esme on her latest charming and funny witch cozy mystery adventure now!

Books In This Series:
Book 1 – Witch In Charm’s Way
Book 2 – Wands Upon A Time In Brimstone Bay…  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle














Miranda and the D-Day Caper by [Frome, Shelly]A modern day mystery with WWII tactics, old-time heroes and values, and the efforts of two amateur cousin sleuths from the Heartland.

On a sparkling spring morning in the Blue Ridge, small-town realtor Miranda Davis approached the tailgate market, intent on dealing with her whimsical cousin Skip’s unexpected arrival from New York. It turns out that Skip was on the run and, in his panic, grabbed his beloved tabby Duffy, recalling that Miranda had a recent part in solving a case down in Carolina. His predicament stemmed from intercepting code messages like “Countdown to D-Day,” playfully broadcasting the messages on his radio show over the nation-wide network, and subsequently forced to flee.

At first, Miranda tried to limit her old childhood companion’s conundrum to the sudden abduction of Duffy the cat. But the forces that be were hell-bent on keeping Skip under wraps by any means after he now stumbled close to the site of their master plan. Miranda’s subsequent efforts to decipher the conspiracy and somehow intervene placed both herself and her old playmate on a collision course with a white-nationalist perpetrator and the continuing machinations of the right-wing enterprise, with the lives of all those gathered for a diversity celebration in nearby Asheville and a crucial senatorial vote on homeland security hanging in the balance.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback













Long Range (A Joe Pickett Novel Book 20) by [Box, C. J.]Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett must investigate an attempted murder–a crime committed from a confoundingly long distance–in the riveting new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author C. J. Box.

When Joe Pickett is asked to join the rescue efforts for the victim of a startling grizzly attack, he reluctantly leaves his district behind. One survivor of the grizzly’s rampage tells a bizarre story, but just as Joe begins to suspect the attack is not what it seems, he is brought home by an emergency on his own turf. Someone has targeted a prominent local judge, shooting at him from a seemingly impossible distance. While the judge was not hit, his wife is severely wounded, and it is up to Joe to find answers–and the shooter.

The search for the would-be assassin becomes personal when Joe’s best friend, Nate Romanowski –just as he’s adjusting to the arrival of his first child–falls under suspicion for the crime. It’s a race against the clock as Joe tries to clear Nate’s name and identify the real shooter, all while deciphering the grizzly encounter. Beset by threats both man-made and natural, the two men must go to great lengths to keep their loved ones safe.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook













Duplicity at the Dive Shack: Exercise Can Kill You (Dive Shack Mysteries Book 2) by [Amis Davis, Donna]An exercise instructor too fit to fall. A cryptic note. An older British tourist who causes trouble wherever he goes.

The Dive Shack is on full alert. Meanwhile, Marlena is baking up trouble and trying to find her family’s ancestral mansion.

When a cute young exercise instructor is found dead at the bottom of the stairs, one death leads to another and pretty soon Shelby is embroiled in a puzzling murder case. The investigation takes her to one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, the Underground River. But what she finds there raises more questions than it answers.

If you like gorgeous locations, tantalizing things to eat, fluffy cats and scruffy dogs, and a host of people who feel like friends, you’ll love this story.

Duplicity at the Dive Shack, the second book in the Dive Shack Mysteries series, is a clean cozy mystery novel with a tropical twist. It can be read as a standalone, but you will enjoy reading the continuing series.


Recipes included!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













The Bones Are Calling (The Siya Rajput Mysteries Book 3) by [Yasha, UD]She has blood on her hands. And no memory of how it got there.

Former criminal lawyer Siya Rajput’s father disappeared sixteen years back. There has not been a single lead in his disappearance.

Until now.

In the middle of the night, Siya gets a call from the same person who had called her a few months back with some information about her father.

But even before she meets them, she suffers from a blackout and wakes up drenched in blood, not able to remember what happened. To make matters worse, there’s a body of a woman in the boot of her car.

At the other end of the town, Senior Inspector Kapil Rathod is called in to investigate a triple homicide. The murders pose a lot of questions—the answers to which may have a connection to Siya’s father.

At every step, Siya and Rathod are up to their necks in a dangerous crime. They realize they cannot trust anyone, especially not the police.

Is Siya’s father the great man she thinks he was? Love can cloud anyone’s judgment.

What Siya will find can destroy her…not unless it kills her first.

Emotions and suspense brim in this heart-stopping mystery set in atmospheric India. Fans of Karin Slaughter, Lisa Gardner and James Patterson should meet Siya Rajput.

Scroll up and pre-order this thrilling new mystery today.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle














GOD Plague (Viral Thrillers Book 1) by [Sullivan, Phoenix]A vet first described the lethal disease that seems to mimic rabies—right down to its aggressive form—as a globulin obstructive disorder. That was 12 weeks ago, before it swept across America, ravaging the canine population. Before lawmakers made it a crime to own a dog and greenlighted a shoot-on-sight policy. Before the media pounced on the term, and the GOD Plague name was born.

Like his fellow virologists, Trevor Cole is desperate to create a vaccine. Not just for Buddy, his golden retriever and the focus of his bachelor life, but because the GOD virus is showing an uncanny ability to mutate. To create new strains. And with thousands of combinations of viral RNA strands to test, it doesn’t help that researchers are suddenly dying by violence, that China’s making threats, or that somewhere in West Virginia, the virus has just jumped species.

Deputy Kate Harmon isn’t one to believe the sheriff’s conspiracy theories about who’s behind the GOD Plague. But when she meets Trevor and his fellow scofflaws—ordinary people whose lives have been deeply impacted by their canine companions, and who’re harboring them illegally in a remote compound—her beliefs about terrorists, the law and the basic nature of humanity are put to the test.

Because nature isn’t the only force manipulating the virus. Even in their small town, bio-warfare threats reverberate. Drones are in the air, and someone who wants to make damn sure a vaccine doesn’t happen is gunning for Trevor.

Because sometimes conspiracy theories are true.


Two-book series. No cliffhangers.

Book 1: GOD Plague
Book 2: Lazarus Rising  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback













Lazarus Rising (Viral Thrillers Book 2) by [Sullivan, Phoenix]A year’s passed, and America’s moved on in the aftermath of the GOD Plague. Kate and Trevor have begun a new life—together—in Atlanta. When Kate explores their options for adopting a puppy, she uncovers a new breed of black marketeers preying on a population still recovering from a mix of heartbreak and fear. But the dog-fueled black market Kate goes undercover to dismantle is only one interest of a deadly cartel.

Meanwhile, tensions between China and the U.S. have escalated again. Making good on its latest threats, China uses inoculated roaches, seeded randomly inside shipping boxes, to transport its newest bioweapon—a 30,000-year-old virus discovered in the thawing Arctic permafrost—through U.S. ports of entry. When people begin dying, it falls to Trevor in his new role at the CDC to find out what the virus is, how it got here and how to stop it.

Stakes turn personal when Kate contracts the modified paleovirus. But Trevor’s efforts to save her are thwarted when the retribution-seeking cartel targets him, Kate, their golden retriever Buddy, and the mother dog and her puppies they’re fostering.

If the cartel succeeds before Trevor can engineer a way to stop the ancient megavirus, then Kate dies, China wins—and an American bio-pocalypse will begin.


Two-book series. No cliffhangers.

Book 1: GOD Plague
Book 2: Lazarus Rising  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback











Flesh & Crone: A Spell's Angels Cozy Mystery Books 1-3 by [Lee, Amanda M.]Scout Randall always considered herself a big-city girl. Then she got transferred to rural northern Lower Michigan by Spell’s Angels, the monster-hunting biker gang that’s been her sole reason for being since her tempestuous teenage years, and everything she thought she believed started to shift.
Gunner Stratton has a long history in Hawthorne Hollow. Everyone knows him … and the female population has never shied away from his particular brand of charm. However, all of the accolades and adoration pale in comparison to what he feels when he’s introduced to Scout.
Together (along with their merry band of biker misfits), they’ll battle a bevy of monsters as they search for answers about Scout’s past … and struggle to keep the residents of Hawthorne Hollow safe from paranormal forces they don’t even know exist.
She’s more powerful than most witches, the years before she was discovered abandoned outside of a fire department a blank slate.
The path in front of Scout is long and winding, but finally, she might have all the pieces she needs to uncover the truth.

This three-book omnibus includes: Bad to the Crone, No Crones About It, and No Crone Unturned.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












No Past Forgiven: a gripping crime mystery (The Dublin Murder Mysteries Book 3) by [Keogh, Valerie]Crime and criminals keep getting in the way of Detective Garda Sergeant Mike West’s personal life.

The woman he loves is living in his house, in his spare bedroom. It should be simple, but it isn’t. He has a solution. A romantic weekend away, in a lighthouse on Clare Island.

A stunning place, a beautiful woman. What could be more perfect?

When one of the islanders dies in a bizarre and a tragic accident, West is roped in to help. But it isn’t an accident, and there is more than one suspect.

There’s also more than one secret. Can West solve the case before someone else dies?

A murder mystery with a touch of romance, set in the Dublin suburbs. It’s the third book in the Dublin Murder mystery series, but can easily be read as a stand-alone. It will appeal to fans of authors such as Peter James, LJ Ross and Ruth Rendall.

*** This book was previously published under the title Murder on Clare Island ***

Also available in the Dublin Murder mystery series:

Book 1: No Simple Death

Book 2: No Obvious Cause  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback












Still as Death (Juniper Grove Cozy Mystery Book 11) by [Kaufman, Karin]The 11th book in the Juniper Grove Mystery Series!

Rachel, Julia, and other members of Juniper Grove’s crafts fair committee are enjoying a fun evening at the home of Eve Coleman when the house lights suddenly go out. Two minutes later, finding her way in the dark to the breaker box, Rachel discovers the body of Eve’s husband.

Fortunately for the killer, the Coleman house is just outside Juniper Grove, within the county sheriff’s jurisdiction. Police Chief Gilroy’s investigative hands are tied. When the incompetent sheriff all too willingly jumps to the conclusion that Rachel is the killer, she and Gilroy must join forces to prove her innocence.

With her wedding to Gilroy a mere three weeks away, the last thing Rachel needs on her plate is another murder. But this time it’s dangerously personal. Between planning her wedding, dealing with Julia’s prickly attitude, and dodging the sheriff, Rachel must move heaven and earth to crack the baffling case.

This light, cozy mystery offers a clean read with a female amateur sleuth in a small-town setting. No foul language, sex, gore, or graphic scenes of any kind. It can be read as a standalone, but it will be enjoyed more as part of the series.

Always FREE on Kindle Unlimited.


  • Book 1: Death of a Dead Man
  • Book 2: Death of a Scavenger
  • Book 3: At Death’s Door
  • Book 4: Death of a Santa
  • Book 5: Scared to Death
  • Book 6: Cheating Death
  • Book 7: Death Trap
  • Book 8: Death Knell
  • Book 9: Garden of Death
  • Book 10: Death of a Professor
  • Book 11: Still as Death
  • Book 12: Grim Death (coming soon)  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle














The Crow's Call: Amish Greehouse Mystery - book 1 by [Brunstetter, Wanda E.]Mysterious Events Plague a Greenhouse in Pennsylvania’s Amish Country

When Vernon King, his son, and son-in-law are involved in a terrible accident, three women are left to cope with their deaths, as they become the sole providers of the family they have left. The women’s only income must come from the family greenhouse, but someone seems to be trying to force them out of business.

Amy King has just lost her father and brother, and her mother needs her to help run the family’s greenhouse. It doesn’t seem fair to ask her to leave a job she loves, when there is still a sister and brother to help. But Sylvia is also grieving for her husband while left to raise three children, and Henry, just out of school, is saddled with all the jobs his father and older brother used to do. As Amy assumes her new role, she also asks Jared Riehl to put their courtship on hold. When things become even more stressful at the greenhouse, will Amy crumble under the pressure?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback















Dying to Celebrate (A Tourist Trap Mystery) by [Cahoon, Lynn]Jill Gardner, owner of Coffee, Books, and More, knows better than anyone that Sunny South Cove, California, is the picture-perfect place to spend the holidays—solving murders . . .

When the local volunteer fire chief is found buried in ashes, Jill will have to work quickly to nab a killer with a short fuse—or else everyone’s Fourth of July will end with a fizzle . . .

Jill and her friends gather for an overnight Halloween fright fest in an abandoned house. Sounds like fun until a ghost makes contact with Jill IRL.

Jill Gardner has volunteered to host a Christmas adopt-a-pet party at Coffee, Books, and More. But when a dog owner mysteriously dies, it’s up Jill to play Santa’s Little Crime Solver . . .

Praise for The Tourist Trap Mysteries

“I love the author’s style, which was warm and friendly . . . [A] wonderfully appealing series.”
Dru’s Book Musings

“Light, fun, and kept me thoroughly engaged.”
The Young Folks  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback