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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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