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)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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)

Editions Available:Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

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