New Releases For The Week Of April 5th, 2020–Part 1

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of April 5th, 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 Darkness Of Ivy (Ivy Hart Mystery Book 1) by [King, Jessica]

A deadly killer with a connection to her past is back 10 years later…

Over a decade ago, Ivy Hart found the dead body of her mother along with a calling card that has haunted her for years.

Now a detective for the LAPD, Ivy is put on the case of a serial killer whose murders of young women are made even more chilling by the SAME tell-tale calling card left with the bodies—one that Ivy can never forget.

While tracking the killer, Ivy discovers a conspiracy organization known as the Kingsmen who hunt women they believe to be witches. The startling discovery leads Ivy one step closer to solving the deaths of all the women, and the secrets behind the death of her mother too.

But with the Kingsmen aware she is hot on their trail, Ivy must solve the case before her body becomes the next one on the pile.

The hunter becomes the hunted in this masterpiece of a psychological thriller. Scroll back up and one click to download your copy right now!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback














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














Lessons in Following a Poisonous Trail: A Cambridge Fellows Mystery novella (Cambridge Fellows Mysteries) by [Cochrane, Charlie]



Somebody appears to be lacing certain Cambridge dons’ food with laxatives. When they appear to have turned to stronger poison Jonty Stewart and Orlando Coppersmith get on the trail. Only Jonty’s laid up in sick bay with a rugby injury so he’ll have to wait for the clues to come to him…  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

















Collateral Damage: A Savannah Martin Novel (Savannah Martin Mysteries Book 19) by [Bennett, Jenna]A white supremacy hate group is spreading its tendrils through the bucolic hills of Middle Tennessee, holding target practice in Laurel Hill wildlife area and stockpiling weapons in preparation for a race war.

It’s up to Savannah’s husband Rafe to find and eliminate them… with a little help from Columbia chief of police Tamara Grimaldi, the joint sheriffs of Lawrence, Lewis, Giles, and Maury counties, and an undercover agent from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation – an undercover agent Rafe trained, and one he wants to keep alive.

But it isn’t Clayton in the cross-hairs when the members of the group discover they’re under investigation. It’s Rafe who goes down from a bullet to the chest, and Savannah who must sideline her worry to lend a hand in taking down the people responsible, before they can put their evil plans into action and affect damage that far supersedes the shooting of one man.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle














All We Buried: A Sheriff Bet Rivers Mystery by [Taylor, Elena]For fans of Julia Keller and Sheena Kamal, All We Buried disturbs the long-sleeping secrets of a small Washington State mountain town.

Interim sheriff Elizabeth “Bet” Rivers has always had one repeat nightmare: a shadowy figure throwing a suspicious object into her hometown lake in Collier, Washington. For the longest time, she chalked it up to an overactive imagination as a kid. Then the report arrives. In the woods of the Cascade mountain range, right in her jurisdiction, a body floats to the surface of Lake Collier. When the body is extricated and revealed, no one can identify Jane Doe. But someone must know the woman, so why aren’t they coming forward?

Bet has been sitting as the interim sheriff of this tiny town in the ill-fitting shoes of her late father and predecessor. With the nightmare on her heels, Bet decided to build a life for herself in Los Angeles, but now it’s time to confront the tragic history of Collier. The more she learns, the more Bet realizes she doesn’t know the townspeople of Collier as well as she thought, and nothing can prepare her for what she is about to discover.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook













A Better Man: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel by [Penny, Louise]“‘A Better Man,’ with its mix of meteorological suspense, psychological insight and criminal pursuit, is arguably the best book yet in an outstanding, original oeuvre.” —Tom Nolan, The Wall Street Journal

“Enchanting… one of his most ennobling missions.” —Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review

Catastrophic spring flooding, blistering attacks in the media, and a mysterious disappearance greet Chief Inspector Armand Gamache as he returns to the Sûreté du Québec in the latest novel by #1 New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny.

It’s Gamache’s first day back as head of the homicide department, a job he temporarily shares with his previous second-in-command, Jean-Guy Beauvoir. Flood waters are rising across the province. In the middle of the turmoil a father approaches Gamache, pleading for help in finding his daughter.

As crisis piles upon crisis, Gamache tries to hold off the encroaching chaos, and realizes the search for Vivienne Godin should be abandoned. But with a daughter of his own, he finds himself developing a profound, and perhaps unwise, empathy for her distraught father.

Increasingly hounded by the question, how would you feel…, he resumes the search.

As the rivers rise, and the social media onslaught against Gamache becomes crueler, a body is discovered. And in the tumult, mistakes are made.cover, 

In the next novel in this “constantly surprising series that deepens and darkens as it evolves” (New York Times Book Review), Gamache must face a horrific possibility, and a burning question.

What would you do if your child’s killer walked free?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook













A Stroke of Malice (A Lady Darby Mystery Book 8) by [Huber, Anna Lee]Lady Kiera Darby and her husband Sebastian Gage are looking forward to celebrating with new friends at an exciting yearly soiree, but they soon learn that murder never takes a holiday in the latest riveting installment in this national bestselling series.

January 1832. After enjoying a delightful few weeks with her family, expectant mother Kiera and Sebastian Gage have been invited to the Duchess of Bowmontʼs Twelfth Night party in Traquair, Scotland. Though she normally avoids such fashionable, rambunctious events, Kiera is ready to join in the festive merrymaking. But upon their arrival at the opulent estate, it becomes obvious that all is not merry in their hostess’s home. The family appears to be under a great strain, and someone seems determined to cause mayhem among the guests with a series of forged notes.

Matters swiftly turn from irksome to downright deadly when the partygoers stumble upon a decomposing body in the castleʼs crypt. The corpse is thought to be the duchessʼs son-in-law who had purportedly traveled to Paris more than a month earlier. It is evident the man met with foul play, and Kiera and Gage soon realize that a ruthless murderer walks among them—and may well be a member of the duchessʼs own family. And when the investigation takes a treacherous turn, Kiera discovers just how deep the killer is willing to dig to keep their secrets from ever seeing the light of day.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook













A Tangle of Serpents: A Lady Arianna Regency Mystery (Lady Arianna Hadley Mystery Book 6) by [Penrose, Andrea]With the epic victory at Waterloo behind them, Arianna and Saybrook are looking forward to a quiet summer of scholarship, far from the turmoil of war and politics. But little do they know that an even more dangerous battle is about to test their mettle.

The shocking news that Lord Grentham, the steely minister of state security, has been accused of treason and is on the run from arrest takes them and their close circle of friends by surprise. Arianna and Saybrook don’t want to believe it. Despite their fraught past with the minister, they’ve developed a grudging friendship . . .

Or has Grentham deceived them? They’re shown damning evidence that proves his guilt beyond question. And yet, their friend Sophia Kirtland refuses to accept it. Arianna can’t help but have her doubts, too—even when a midnight encounter with the fugitive minister tells her otherwise. Saybrook is less certain, but his sense of honor compels him to join their quest to prove him innocent . . .

The trail leads to Paris, a city now seething with international intrigue. Rumors are rife; loyalties are for sale as the European powers scheme against each other. Can they uncoil the tangle of serpents and find the truth? The challenges turn even more dangerous when Arianna is forced to confront an old Russian enemy . . . and a sin from her father’s past.

And so begin a wild ride through the high and lows of Paris, where tempting pleasures can turn lethal at any moment. For at every turn lies a cunning enemy who’ll stop at nothing to win the battle of wits . . .  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













The Body in the Turkish Bath (An SS Mystique Cozy Mystery Book 2) by [West, Shelly]The SS Mystique has just arrived in New Orleans, but a mysterious body in the Turkish bath might spoil the debut. Audrey Hughes, steward to the ship’s VIP passengers, is one of the first to find the dead young woman.

With the victim’s identity unknown, and not a single clue to be found at the crime scene, Audrey will have to enlist the help of crew members, passengers, and locals in port to unravel this thread.

Things only become more complicated when Audrey crosses paths with two famous detective siblings, both of whom are charismatic, secretive, and uncooperative.

The SS Mystique Cozy Mystery series is fun, quirky, and exciting! If you’re a fan of ocean liners, lovable pets, or grand adventures, this series offers all three!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle















The Squeaky Clean Skeleton (Haunted Housekeeping Book 1) by [Muth, R. A., Bay, Blueberry]Hi! I’m Tori Madison, and I hate scrubbing toilets, which is unfortunate because my BFF Hazel and I own Bubbles and Troubles, Blueberry Bay’s premier cleaning service. When Mrs. Livingston asked us to sort through the contents of her attic, however, we thought our toilet-scrubbing days were over. That is…until we found her corpse.

As if finding our client’s body stuffed in a steamer trunk wasn’t enough of an upset, someone needed to save her cat from being sent to a local high-kill animal shelter. That person, as it turned out, was me. I had no sooner set up the critter’s litter box in my guest bathroom when he revealed another side. A six-foot-four, hunky, Irish side that only I can see.

Before I could come to grips with my new feline friend’s secret, Mrs. Livingston’s relatives, eager to claim their inheritance, asked Hazel and me to solve the murder. And the amount of the reward was many times over what their aunt owed for the job she hired us to do. Soon we had a plan that included Rune, my new housepet-turned-houseguest.

The more I got to know Rune, the more I wanted to confide in Hazel. But was I risking our lives by keeping my cat’s secret as we went through with our crazy plan to catch a killer? Unfortunately, I didn’t have a choice.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












A Cupcake Cruelty (A Chalkin' It Up Cozy Mystery Book 3) by [Bourgeois, Sara]


Cathy’s insatiable curiosity and amateur sleuthing are still a recipe for disaster.

This time, it’s a double batch as Cathy stumbles across two victims. Were the victims in the wrong place at the wrong time, or is there something more sinister afoot?
A Cupcake Cruelty is the third book in the A Chalkin’ It Up Cozy Mystery series. It contains no swearing, gore, or adult situations and is sweet fun for readers of all ages.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback
















Deep Fried Revenge (A Farm-to-Fork Mystery Book 4) by [Cahoon, Lynn]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  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook


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