New Releases For The Week Of March 29th, 2020–Part 4

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 fourth and final day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.



Private Investigator John Wesley Tucker is hired to do a routine background check for a wealthy oil man, an aspiring politician. His investigation is complicated by his involvement in other cases and events which may be tied to a person associated with his client.

His partner, Christine, finds herself struggling to come to grips with her own ideals and beliefs. She and John are being followed by members of an unknown agency. When they learn there is a connection between the agency and Christine’s former boss, all the disparate threads are woven together into a tapestry of death.

John and those around him will be led into a trap from which few will walk away.

A fast-paced, contemporary detective thriller with action, intrigue and a spiritual twist!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback















Star Spangled Shabby: A Shabby Hearts Paranormal Cozy Mystery by [Bullock, M.L.]Arcadia gets roped into picking a singer for a local parade and celebration but Aunt Mavis isn’t happy about it. After Mavis curses the entire Lake Dennis community–and the residents of the Shabby Hearts Trailer Park the place goes nuts. The appearance of a dead man amongst the pink flamingo covered lawn adds fuel to the fire. Naturally, reports of a rougaroux rise and he’s got one thing on his mind. Arcadia Shabeaux!

Can Arcadia break the curse and save herself from the amorous cryptid? Will her own strange secret put her in more danger? Has Cyrus really hung up his thong for good? To find out the answers to these burning questions, grab your copy of Star Spangled Shabby. The hysterical trailer park antics continue at the ever-popular Shabby Hearts Cozy Mystery Series.

What fans of the series have to say:

“I really enjoy this series it’s funny and has lots of action. The characters are fun and have great personalities. Interesting stories and good southern accents. Try this series it’s very entertaining.”

“A quirky cast of characters and possible big foot sightings make A Touch of Shabby a great little read! The author expertly blends the paranormal together with a cozy mystery that’s not so easy to solve because there are more than a few suspects. The plot is fast paced and I honestly didn’t figure out who the murders was until it was revealed. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series.”  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle














A Zestful Little Murder: A Violet Carlyle Historical Mystery (The Violet Carlyle Mysteries Book 20) by [Byers, Beth]May 1926

Violet and Jack have gone to the country with their friends. They’ve decided to dive into the joys of a country life for the summer. Swimming, fishing with a large dose of napping.

While they’re enjoying the spring, Vi gets pulled into helping to plan and pull off a May Day celebration. She anticipates organizing games and possibly judging scones or flower bouquets. What she doesn’t envision is to stumble over a body and be pulled into the most unexpected of murder investigations.

Book TWENTY in the Violet Carlyle Mysteries. Are you ready for the roaring twenties? You’ll love Vi, her patient husband Jack, her indulgent twin Vic, and their friends. For fans of Carola Dunn, Jacqueline Winspear, Georgette Heyer, and Lee Strauss. A light, cozy mystery with a fun peek into life in the life of a bright young thing. No swearing, graphic scenes, or cliffhangers.

The Violet Carlyle Series

Murder & the Heir
Murder at Kennington House
Murder at the Folly
A Merry Little Murder
New Year’s Madness: A Short Story Anthology
Valentine’s Madness: A Short Story Anthology
Murder Among the Roses
Murder in the Shallows
Gin & Murder
Obsidian Murder
Murder at the Ladies Club
Weddings Vows & Murder
A Jazzy Little Murder
Murder by Chocolate
A Friendly Little Murder
Murder by the Sea
Murder On All Hallows
Murder in the Shadows
A Jolly Little Murder
Christmas Madness: A Short Story Anthology
Hijinks & Murder
Love & Murder
A Zestful Little Murder
Murder Most Odd (coming soon)
Nearly A Murder (coming soon)  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Deadly Primrose (A Francis Oughterard mystery Book 7) by [Hill, Suzette A.]The unfortunate demise of a local woman while sea bathing at the Birling Gap sends Primrose Oughterard’s sleuthing antennae into overdrive.

Eccentric artist and indomitable amateur sleuth Primrose Oughterard is back in Lewes after her ‘Baden-Baden’ sojourn, but finds tragedy on her doorstep once again with the news that Elspeth Travers has drowned at sea while bathing at Birling Gap. The unfortunate Mrs Travers met her chilly demise in a black ruched swimming costume and pink floral cap, but Primrose is sure something is afoot. Elspeth hated swimming, and indeed frothy swimming hats – why was she in the water, and was her death really a tragic accident?

With so much incompetence around, Primrose feels compelled to investigate, and soon uncovers secrets, betrayal and nefarious deeds – with the help of her newly acquired pets, Maurice and Bouncer, inherited from her late brother, Francis. But just when Primrose thinks she’s solved the mystery, there’s an incredible twist…  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover















Cool Demise: Grind and Bookmarks Mystery by [Sauerwein, Stanley]

She was ready for a change when her life took an unexpected turn, but she had no way of knowing her sanity escape to the scenic hamlet of Glacier would mean putting her hobby into practice.
How did her uncle’s pastry baker end up dead in her freezer?
And how can she prove her barista uncle had nothing to do with the cold-blooded murder?
Melanie Willoughby relies on the sleuthing skills of expert detectives who never lived, some old fashioned luck and the help of quirky new friends to piece together the truth behind Glacier’s latest murder – the case of the Podeski Popsicle.
Here’s a delightful cozy full of twists, turns and red herrings. A little fun and a whole lot of mystery.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback
















The Darkness We Hide (The Undertaker's Daughter Book 3) by [Webb, Debra]Some secrets are worth dying for.

For months, Doctor Rowan Dupont has been staring death in the face. It followed her back to her hometown of Winchester, Tennessee, ten months ago, cloaking the walls of her family’s Victorian funeral home like a shroud. In investigating the mysterious deaths of her loved ones, Rowan has unearthed enough family secrets to bury everything she’d previously thought true. But each shocking discovery has only led to more bodies and more questions; the rabbit hole is deeper than she ever imagined.

Despite settling in to a comfortable life with Police Chief Billy Brannigan, Rowan knows dangerous serial killer Julian Addington is still out there. She can’t let her guard down now. Not when she’s this close to ending his torment once and for all. But with a storm brewing on the horizon, she’ll get only one shot before the impending darkness takes hold, threatening to wipe away every truth she’s uncovered—and everything she holds dear.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook
















Berried (A Charlie Cooper Mystery, Volume 6) (Plus a Bonus Christmas Short Story) by [Ray, Deany]Her job title should be “walking disaster magnet”. With accolades. And it has nothing to do with her wearing glasses.
But hey, what do you expect from a former geeky precinct secretary doing serious detective work? Like…dead serious.

Berried is a fast-paced, stress-free cozy mystery with a touch of romance and a lot of humor. A light read with no gore or foul language, this book is perfect to unwind at the end of the day.

Charlie Cooper, former secretary for the Boston PD, chocolate enthusiast and private investigator extraordinaire takes on her most puzzling case yet. Having to work for the grumpiest man in town, Edgar McMillan, the only clues she gets to solve her next case are a lurking shadow, a gunshot blast, possibly a Tony winner, some Ponies and Betty’s crew. Needless to say, nobody knows who Betty is. Or her crew.

Oh, and there’s the dead body too. Charlie hates when that happens. Found in no other place than the client’s backyard just seconds after he was shot. But what was he doing there in the first place?

Adding to the stress is Charlie’s mother, who’s current project is redecorating the house, meaning there are more cans of paint in the kitchen than a batch of fresh baked cookies. To top it off, Charlie’s love life takes a hit when her boyfriend, Detective Alex Spencer, is assigned the same case as she is.

Together with Marge and Celeste, her best friends and business partners, Charlie sets out to find the killer and reinstall peace in her life.

Fans of Janet Evanovich, Jana DeLeon, Liliana Hart, Gina LaManna, Gretchen Archer, Gemma Halliday and JB Lynn will get hooked on this quirky cast of characters and their mishaps.

Berried includes a bonus Christmas short story: Jingled.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle














A Rift in Space and Crime (Multiverse Investigations Mysteries Book 2) by [McLean, RE]



A multiverse investigator is missing – can Alex find him?

Alex has returned in one piece from her first multiverse investigation. She’s caught the criminal, kept the crime from happening twice and made it back for closing time.

But there’s one problem. Mike Long, her new partner, is missing.

Can Alex find Mike in an unexplored universe, keep the mysterious rifts in spacetime from turning San Francisco into a puddle of goo, and live down the embarrassment of kissing Sarita after their last jump?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle















Fried Pickles and a Funeral: A Humorous and Heartwarming Cozy Mystery (Seasoned Southern Sleuths Cozy Mystery Book 4) by [Browning, Kelsey, Naigle, Nancy]The Golden Girls meet Dirty Harry…

From USA Today bestselling authors

When Hollywood A-listers swarm the small town of Summer Shoals, Georgia, for a celebrity funeral, Lillian takes in a temporary houseguest. She’s put him up in Abby Ruth’s empty bedroom, but after the charming visitor leaves, her adored arsenal has also disappeared.

Lil, Maggie, and Sera are in a tizzy trying to find the guns before Abby Ruth returns home. Then, when Abby Ruth divulges a heartbreaking secret, her friends are more determined than ever to solve this crime. Only this time the gals have crossed the line into deeper, more dangerous territory than ever before. 

Will these female sleuths recover Abby Ruth’s guns, or will they find themselves buried under a heap of lies?

Recipes included!

(Originally published as Under the Gun in the Granny/G Team series)

Although all books are stand alones, if you would like to read the entire series chronologically and follow the character development, the following is the correct order. The novellas are secondary to the main series.

1. In for a Penny

2. Collard Greens and Catfishing

3. Christmas Cookies and a Confession – A Jenny & Teague romantic adventure novella

4. Deviled Eggs and Deception

5. Sweet Tea and Second Chances – A Jenny & Teague romantic adventure novella

6. Fried Pickles and a Funeral

7. Wedding Mints and Witnesses  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle














Gone with the Whisker (A Bookmobile Cat Mystery Book 8) by [Cass, Laurie]


A friendly feline and a feisty librarian merrily roll along in the newest Bookmobile Cat mystery…until murder stops them in their tracks!

It’s the summer season in Chilson, Michigan, and the town is packed with tourists ready for a fabulous Fourth of July fireworks show. Minnie Hamilton and her rescue cat, Eddie, have spent a busy day on the bookmobile, delivering good cheer and great reads to even the library’s most far-flung patrons. But Minnie is still up for the nighttime festivities, eager to show off her little town to her visiting niece, Katrina.

But then, during the grand finale of the fireworks display, Katrina discovers a body. Minnie recognizes the victim as one of the bookmobile’s most loyal patrons. And she knows she—and Eddie—will have to get to the bottom of this purr-fect crime.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook















What The Old Dog Saw and Heard Mystery And The Illuminated Fruit Mystery (Ronin Flash Fiction Collection Series Book 9) by [Higgins, Kristie Lynn]1. Type: flash fiction about 920 words
What The Old Dog Saw and Heard Mystery is a free Kindle Unlimited cozy mystery book and part of the Ronin Flash Fiction series. The ronin must solve a mystery surrounding a thief and a very unique dog.

2. Type: flash fiction about 525 words
The Illuminated Fruit 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 thief of rare fruit.

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













Murder at the Mena House (A Jane Wunderly Mystery Book 1) by [Neubauer, Erica Ruth]Well-heeled travelers from around the world flock to the Mena House Hotel—an exotic gem in the heart of Cairo where cocktails flow, adventure dispels the aftershocks of World War I, and deadly dangers wait in the shadows . . .
Egypt, 1926. Fiercely independent American Jane Wunderly has made up her mind: she won’t be swept off her feet on a trip abroad. Despite her Aunt Millie’s best efforts at meddling with her love life, the young widow would rather gaze at the Great Pyramids of Giza than into the eyes of a dashing stranger. Yet Jane’s plans to remain cool and indifferent become ancient history in the company of Mr. Redvers, a roguish banker she can’t quite figure out . . .
While the Mena House has its share of charming guests, Anna Stainton isn’t one of them. The beautiful socialite makes it clear that she won’t share the spotlight with anyone—especially Jane. But Jane soon becomes the center of attention when she’s the one standing over her unintentional rival’s dead body.
Now, with her innocence at stake in a foreign country, Jane must determine who can be trusted, and who had motive to commit a brutal murder. Between Aunt Millie’s unusual new acquaintances, a smarmy playboy with an off-putting smile, and the enigmatic Mr. Redvers, someone has too many secrets. Can Jane excavate the horrible truth before her future falls to ruin in Cairo . . . and the body count rises like the desert heat?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook













Dead in the Doorway: A House-Flipper Mystery by [Kelly, Diane]Dead in the Doorway is the second in a delightful cozy series from Diane Kelly set in Nashville—where the real estate market is to die for.


Whitney Whitaker has scored the perfect piece of real estate: a ramshackle white Colonial at the top of a hill with views of downtown Nashville. What more could a self-taught home-improvement maven and occasional house-flipper ask for? Ideally, the property of Whitney’s dreams would not have come with a dead body blocking the entrance to the foyer. But Whitney, always quick to take heavy-duty matters into her own hands, also happens to be a skilled amateur sleuth. So that helps.


Who is this older woman—and how did her corpse end up at the bottom of the staircase of this locked, unoccupied house? That is what Whitney, along with the support of her wood-working cousin Buck, Detective Collin Flynn, and, of course, feline partner-in-crime Sawdust, intends to find out. Her friendly-neighbor investigation takes a sharp turn, however, when Whitney discovers that the house’s former owner was a gourmet baker whose secret recipe for peach pie was to die for—perhaps literally. Now it’s up to Whitney to learn the truth about what happened before she loses this killer real-estate deal . . . and the killer comes knocking at her door.

“Adorable…Whitney and Sawdust are a welcome addition to your home and bookshelf.”—Kellye Garrett, Anthony, Agatha, and Lefty Award–winning author of the Hollywood Homicide series  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook




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