New Releases For The Week Of April 5th, 2020–Part 2

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

September, 1901. Fresh from a run of more than 260 performances in New York, the play, Sherlock Holmes, opens at London’s Lyceum Theatre. In attendance are Mrs. Hudson, Dr. Watson and Holmes, the renowned detective attending in disguise, concerned that he is somewhat too renowned and thereby likely to be pestered for his opinion about a play he is determined to detest. As it turns out, his fears are unfounded. There is no opportunity to criticize, or even witness the play. Before the curtain goes up, Holmes will be called backstage to investigate the murder of the play’s wardrobe mistress. As always, the figurehead of the Baker Street trio is mistaken for its true leader. Not to fear, Mrs. Hudson is on the case. She and her colleagues will have to sort through a range of suspects, including actors seeking more than cleaned and pressed costumes from the young woman, a landlord upset about the woman minding his questionable business, and members of the anarchist movement suspicious about her professed allegiance to their cause. In the course of the investigation, Mrs. Hudson will receive assistance from the author of the play’s first draft, Dr. Arthur Conan Doyle, and will provide assistance to the juvenile actor playing the role of pageboy, Master Charles Chaplin.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Something Borrowed, Something Broom (A Wildes Witches Paranormal Cozy Mystery Book 5) by [Webb, Mara]Nora Wildes is enjoying a romantic night in with her boyfriend and just when it looks like he might pop the question, he is called away on urgent police business. Not before mentioning that he has a cursed ex-fiance on the warpath. Maybe this time, being a witch won’t be enough to get Nora out of trouble.

The bombshell from her boyfriend triggers a series of terrible events and Nora finds herself caught in the middle. She might be able to talk her way out of responsibility for the first dead body, but her connection to dead body number two gets her taken away in handcuffs. Will the truth come out in time? Will she be able to stop the real killer before anyone else is harmed? One thing’s for sure, she can’t do much from jail.

With the help of her talking cat familiar, Quin, and fellow members of the magic council, Nora must work quickly to break a decades-old curse while delving into her boyfriend’s past. Emotions run high as she has to defend herself against the man she loves, because for some reason her human boyfriend is aiming a wand right at her.

Something Borrowed, Something Broom is the fifth book in the Wildes Witches Mystery series.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Mocha Cream and Murder (Holly Holmes Cozy Culinary Mystery Series Book 6) by [O'Connor, K.E.]Murder, mocha cream, and mystery.

Holly Holmes gets invited to a posh party at Marchwood Manor. Rather than merely small talk and champagne, she almost ends the night with a body landing on her head.

What seems a tragic accident, turns dark when another party-goer dies. Was his death a drug overdose, or is something shadier seeping through the village?

Holly is soon on the case. And this time, Campbell wants her involved. It’s something she regrets when she gets attacked by a mysterious man in black and warned off.

Conspiracy theories and a decade-old murder lead Holly along a dangerous path. Will she puzzle everything out, while still keeping her head?

Join Holly and the cozy gang in their most perplexing murder mystery to date. Expect surprises, red herrings, delicious cake, and a killer who gets his (or her) just desserts.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












Murder at Hound Hill (Wagging Tail Cozy Mystery Book 8) by [Bell, Cindy]An animal loving sleuth. A startling murder. Will the murder be solved before the killer strikes again?

Dog walker and pet sitter Nikki Green loves spending time with the pets of Dahlia. She can’t believe that she is lucky enough to do what she loves and earn money from it. She is enjoying her developing relationship with Detective Quinn Grant and his boisterous pooch, Spots and spending time with her best friend, Sonia Whitter and her cute Chihuahua, Princess. Nikki is looking forward to pet sitting a pair of gorgeous Afghan Hounds and a cheeky, stubborn and lovable Russian Blue cat.

But things are not a walk in the park when she discovers a dead body right next door to the house she is staying at. When the victim turns out to be the local and much hated gossip columnist, Gustav, the suspect list is long, and it is going to take a lot of digging to get to the truth. Nikki and Sonia enlist the help of their furry friends and try to speed the investigation along so that the murderer can be caught, and the streets of Dahlia can feel safe again.

Will Nikki, Sonia and their adorable buddies find the murderer before there is another victim? Or are they following the wrong scent?

Murder at Hound Hill by USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Cindy Bell is the eighth barking-good book in the Wagging Tail Cozy Mystery series. If you like quirky characters, crafty canines, and twists and turns that will keep you glued to the page, then you’ll love Cindy Bell’s heartwarming, tail wagging whodunits.

Buy Murder at Hound Hill to dig up a killer today!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback













The Body in the Garden: A Lily Adler Mystery (LILY ADLER MYSTERY, A Book 1) by [Schellman, Katharine]Perfect for fans of Tasha Alexander and Rhys Bowen, Katharine Schellman’s debut novel is sure to delight.

London 1815. Though newly-widowed Lily Adler is returning to a society that frowns on independent women, she is determined to create a meaningful life for herself even without a husband. She’s no stranger to the glittering world of London’s upper crust. At a ball thrown by her oldest friend, Lady Walter, she expects the scandal, gossip, and secrets. What she doesn’t expect is the dead body in Lady Walter’s garden.

Lily overheard the man just minutes before he was shot: young, desperate, and attempting blackmail. But she’s willing to leave the matter to the local constables–until Lord Walter bribes the investigating magistrate to drop the case. Stunned and confused, Lily realizes she’s the only one with the key to catching the killer.

Aided by a roguish navy captain and a mysterious heiress from the West Indies, Lily sets out to discover whether her friend’s husband is mixed up in blackmail and murder. The unlikely team tries to conceal their investigation behind the whirl of London’s social season, but the dead man knew secrets about people with power. Secrets that they would kill to keep hidden. Now, Lily will have to uncover the truth, before she becomes the murderer’s next target.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook













Only the Devout (A Death Gate Grim Reapers Thriller Book 4) by [Lee, Amanda M.]

Izzy Sage should be on top of the world but the revenant threat has her watching her back. Things only get worse when an oddball cult looking for a door to another world show up on Belle Isle and start circling the parking lot while demanding entrance to the other side.
Izzy is out of her league when it comes to dealing with the group – especially their charismatic leader who pushes all of her buttons – and when a body drops outside the aquarium, her suspicion is piqued.
As much as she wants to focus on the revenants, the cult has to take priority. The more Izzy digs, the more disturbing information she finds. It seems at least one member has ties to Paris’ past and another cult run amok … and further ties just might lead to the current threat hanging over the reaper world’s heads.
Death is basically knocking on the door between worlds and it’s anybody’s guess who will answer.
That all pales in comparison to the bigger news. The Grimlock grandparents, Emmet and Mary, have arrived in Detroit … and they’re not happy. They have plans for each Grimlock – and their significant others – and they refuse to back down.
It’s utter chaos in the reaper world and there’s trouble at every turn. Izzy has to sort it all out … if she survives long enough to untangle an unsavory bundle of threads that lead to mayhem and destruction, that is.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle














Beyond the Ghetto Gates: A Novel by [Cameron, Michelle]When French troops occupy the Italian port city of Ancona, freeing the city’s Jews from their repressive ghetto, it unleashes a whirlwind of progressivism and brutal backlash as two very different cultures collide. Mirelle, a young Jewish maiden, must choose between her duty—an arranged marriage to a wealthy Jewish merchant—and her love for a dashing French Catholic soldier. Meanwhile, Francesca, a devout Catholic, must decide if she will honor her marriage vows to an abusive and murderous husband when he enmeshes their family in the theft of a miracle portrait of the Madonna.

Set during the turbulent days of Napoleon Bonaparte’s Italian campaign (1796–97), Beyond the Ghetto Gates is both a cautionary tale for our present moment, with its rising tide of anti-Semitism, and a story of hope—a reminder of a time in history when men and women of conflicting faiths were able to reconcile their prejudices in the face of a rapidly changing world.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback















Fatal Fog: The Ferndale Fog Witch Cozy Mystery Series by [West, Linnea]

Grimwood Valley is a small Minnesota town where everyone is friendly, a little bit gossipy and once a month, they all turn into paranormal beings. It is up to the Ferndale Fog Witches to make sure the paranormal world and the normal world flow seamlessly together. It used to be a pretty easy job, but that was before the “death problem” started. 
Maggie Ferndale is turning thirty and all she wants is to be a normal adult. The problem is that she is unemployed, has major anxiety any time she leaves her house, and she still lives with her eccentric mother Esmeralda. Just as Maggie thinks it is time to step up and figure out some way to move on with life, Esmeralda lets her in on one little secret: Maggie is actually a witch and she’s finally gotten her powers.
Can Maggie confront her anxiety and accept the fact that she is a witch, even if it means dealing with the death problem? Or will she accidentally let Grimwood Valley fall into paranormal chaos?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback















The Wedding Cake Murder (Bakers and Bulldogs Mysteries Book 12) by [Sams, Rosie]Who took a bite out of the wedding cake and left a waitress in the cupboard? Can Melody Marshal and French Bulldog Smudge find out the truth?
FREE with Kindle Unlimited.

Melody is so pleased to see her friend, Kerry, married to her sweetheart, Bradford. It is going to be a wonderful day. Even Smudge has been invited, for once, the last thing Melody wants is a mystery.

As they settle in for the wedding, the sound of a scream brings the sort of news that Melody could do without. Now there is a body, and the suspects are mounting. Can Smudge and Melody work their magic and hunt down the killer?

Find out in this sweet, fun cozy mystery!

Also available in the Bakers and Bulldogs Cozy Mysteries:
Cupcakes and Crimes a 6 Book Cozy Mystery Box Set
The Murder in the Dressing Room
The Bashing at the Bakery
The Stabbing at the Inn
The Cat and the Killer
Death at the Pageant  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Four Furlongs (China Bohannon Book 4) by [Crigger, C.K.]


Spokane, Washington 1896

Smart and sassy bookkeeper China Bohannon is a career woman who’d rather sleuth than type. With her uncle, Montgomery Howe, and her heart’s desire, Gratton Doyle, attempting to keep the peace at the Corbin Park racetrack, China oversees the Doyle & Howe office.

On the second day of the meet, a fourteen-year-old girl shows up at the office seeking the detectives’ help in a case of what she says is murder. Neva Sue O’Dell’s jockey brother has been killed during a race, the horse he was riding the dead-on derby favorite lamed. Neva claims her mother and grandfather are involved, having been paid a lot of money to rig the race. Who paid them? Neva doesn’t know, but she wants China to find out and somehow bring those who harmed her brother to their rightful end.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook















Great Crimes Read Alike (Piper Ashwell Psychic P.I. Book 7) by [Hashway, Kelly]There’s one case psychic P.I. Piper Ashwell has never been able to forget—the one that outed her as a gifted psychometrist at the age of twelve.

Seventeen years later, a case comes across Piper’s desk that reminds her a little too much of the time she had to find beloved child actress Belinda Maxwell. Now Piper is questioning if her abilities are leading her to the wrong man and it’s really a copycat crime.

Worse, the truth she discovers about that case seventeen years ago is enough to completely unravel everything Piper ever thought she knew. She’ll have to face all her old demons to save a young girl’s life as well as her own.

Fans of Joanne Fluke and Victoria Laurie will enjoy this psychic cozy mystery series.

Scroll up and one-click to start reading today!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:   Kindle















Perils and Lace: A Ghostly Fashionista Mystery by [Leeson, Gayle]



A murderer outwitting a quirky flapper ghost? Seams unlikely!

Budding retro fashion designer and entrepreneur Amanda Tucker is thrilled about making costumes for Winter Garden High School’s production of Beauty and the Beast. But when the play’s director Sandra Kelly is poisoned, Amanda realizes there’s a murderer in their midst. She’s determined to keep herself and the students safe, so when her ghostly fashionista friend Max suggests they investigate, Amanda rolls up her sleeves and prepares to follow the deadly pattern…  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

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