New Releases For The Week Of April 5th, 2020–Part 3

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


Sword of Shadows (A Crispin Guest Mystery Book 13) by [Westerson, Jeri]A quest to find the ancient sword Excalibur quickly turns into a hunt for a determined killer for Crispin Guest.

London, 1396. A trip to the swordsmith shop for Crispin Guest, Tracker of London, and his apprentice Jack Tucker takes an unexpected turn when Crispin crosses paths with Carantok Teague, a Cornish treasure hunter. Carantok has a map he is convinced will lead him to the sword of Excalibur – a magnificent relic dating back to King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table – and he wants Crispin to help him find it.

Travelling to Tintagel Castle in Cornwall with Carantok and Jack, Crispin is soon reunited with an old flame as he attempts to locate the legendary sword. But does Excalibur really exist, or is he on an impossible quest? When a body is discovered, Crispin’s search for treasure suddenly turns into a hunt for a dangerous killer.   (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover













Harbourtown Murder by [Marrs, Yvonne]


Set in a fictional corner of Cornwall, Conning mainland has several islands nearby, one of which is Harbourtown, a busy place for shipping imports, the local RNLI and new visitor attractions – a wildlife tour, new Inn and Cafe and gift shop to boot. Meet Vimto and Felix and the villagers of Harbourtown; learn about Cornish traditions and see if you can solve the Harbourtown Murder. There is only one witness – and he is a cat!

This is a fundraising eBook I created in February 2020 for raising money for MacMillan’s The Grove Hotel in Bournemouth. I will be giving a percentage of sales of each eBook to the hotel as well as the initial £260 raised for them.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle















Solstice Goat: Patricia Fisher Blue Moon Mysteries Book 1 (Patricia Fisher Mystery Adventures 2) by [higgs, steve]Patricia Fisher is trying to settle into village life, but the dead won’t let her be. She’s a P.I. and used to investigating murder, but her latest case is just … well, it’s spooky.

What started as a missing person case goes south fast when a body is found in the woods marked with pagan symbols. It’s her client’s son-in-law, but the daughter is still out there and a chance encounter with another investigator, none other than famed paranormal investigator Tempest Michaels, sets Patricia on a path of paranormal discovery and starts a race against time to save the missing woman.

The pagan symbols point to a hidden cult and the dread suspicion that they plan to sacrifice her client’s daughter at midnight on Orion’s solstice.

And that’s tomorrow night!

While the police chase false clues, Patricia’s super team follow the breadcrumbs, but they soon discover this case is far bigger than they thought. As they glimpse the truth, and her friends start to go missing, Patricia realises she had come too far to stop now …

This humorous cozy mystery contains no cussing and no graphic descriptions of violence or sex.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle














A Very English Murder: An absolutely gripping cozy murder mystery (A Lady Eleanor Swift Mystery Book 1) by [Bright, Verity]Move over Miss Marple, there’s a new sleuth in town! Meet Eleanor Swift: distinguished adventurer, dog lover, dignified lady… daring detective?

England, 1920Eleanor Swift has spent the last few years travelling the world: taking tea in China, tasting alligators in Peru, escaping bandits in Persia and she has just arrived in England after a chaotic forty-five-day flight from South Africa. Chipstone is about the sleepiest town you could have the misfortune to meet. And to add to these indignities – she’s now a Lady.

Lady Eleanor, as she would prefer not to be known, reluctantly returns to her uncle’s home, Henley Hall. Now Lord Henley is gone, she is the owner of the cold and musty manor. What’s a girl to do? Well, befriend the household dog, Gladstone, for a start, and head straight out for a walk in the English countryside, even though a storm is brewing…

But then, from the edge of a quarry, through the driving rain, Eleanor is shocked to see a man shot and killed in the distance. Before she can climb down to the spot, the villain is gone and the body has vanished. With no victim and the local police convinced she’s stirring up trouble, Eleanor vows to solve this affair by herself. And when her brakes are mysteriously cut, one thing seems sure: someone in this quiet country town has Lady Eleanor Swift in their murderous sights…

If you enjoy witty dialogue, glamorous intrigue and the very best of Golden Age mysteries, then you will adore Verity Bright’s unputdownable whodunnit, perfect for fans of Agatha Christie, T.E. Kinsey and Downton Abbey!

Readers love A Very English Murder!

What a great cozy mystery! I am hooked! This is the best book, bar none that I have read this year… An extremely witty, fast-paced mystery… I love the heroine, intrepid adventuress… I want to live at Henley Hall, I love Gladstone, the very funny bulldog, too cute! A most enjoyable read!’ Reviews by Carol in Tallahassee ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

So engagingI loved reading this book it was so easy to read and absolutely captivatingI cannot wait to read of the further adventures of Lady Eleanor and her beloved bulldog Gladstone. Highly recommended.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

‘I liked Eleanor a lot, she’s feisty and sweet… The ending had me a little teary, because she’s finally come home… The best part of the book was that it made me feel cozy and warm. Looking forward to the next book! Highly recommended.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Wow, we have a feisty new heroine taking command in the historic cozy mystery genre! What a fun new character, she is… Totally digging this series so far!’ Beauty Sleuth Book Diva ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I fell in love immediately! Agatha Christie eat your heart out… I was instantly swept away in the drama of it all and fell in love with everything about the book… Lady Swift is my new idol. I absolutely adored her… Plenty of twists, turns and deterrents to put the reader off the scent.’ Sarah in Readerland ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I LOVE British mysteries! I knew without a doubt Eleanor was going to take me on a fantastic journey and that she did!… Makes you feel like you are there with her sleuthing through the quaint villages and countryside. I like a book that leaves me wanting more and this book definitely did that!’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

So fun! I really enjoyed the adventurous Ellie and the lovable cast of supporting characters at Henley Hall… I was kept guessing until the very end.’ Goodreads Reviewer  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook














A Bad Day for Sunshine: A Novel (Sunshine Vicram Series Book 1) by [Jones, Darynda]New York Times bestselling author Darynda Jones is back with the first novel in the brand-new snarky, sassy, wickedly fun Sunshine Vicram seriesA Bad Day for Sunshine!

“Laugh-out-loud funny, intensely suspenseful, page-turning fun.” – New York Times Bestselling author Allison Brennan

“A Bad Day For Sunshine is a great day for the rest of us.” – Lee Child, New York Times bestselling author

Sheriff Sunshine Vicram finds her cup o’ joe more than half full when the small village of Del Sol, New Mexico, becomes the center of national attention for a kidnapper on the loose.

Del Sol, New Mexico is known for three things: its fry-an-egg-on-the-cement summers, strong cups of coffee—and, now, a nationwide manhunt? Del Sol native Sunshine Vicram has returned to town as the elected sheriff—thanks to her adorably meddlesome parents who nominated her—and she expects her biggest crime wave to involve an elderly flasher named Doug. But a teenage girl is missing, a kidnapper is on the loose, and all of this is reminding Sunshine why she left Del Sol in the first place. Add to that the trouble at her daughter’s new school, plus and a kidnapped prized rooster named Puff Daddy, and, well, the forecast looks anything but sunny.

But even clouds have their silver linings. This one’s got Levi, Sunshine’s sexy, almost-old-flame, and a fiery-hot US Marshal. With temperatures rising everywhere she turns, Del Sol’s normally cool-minded sheriff is finding herself knee-deep in drama and danger. Can Sunshine face the call of duty—and find the kidnapper who’s terrorizing her beloved hometown—without falling head over high heels in love…or worse?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook













Who Speaks for the Damned (Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery Book 15) by [Harris, C. S.]Sebastian St. Cyr investigates the mysterious life and death of a nobleman convicted of murder in this enthralling new historical mystery from the USA Today bestselling author of Why Kill the Innocent….

     It’s June 1814, and the royal families of Austria, Russia, and the German states have gathered in London at the Prince Regent’s invitation to celebrate the defeat of Napoléon and the restoration of monarchical control throughout Europe. But the festive atmosphere is marred one warm summer evening by the brutal murder of a disgraced British nobleman long thought dead.

     Eighteen years before, Nicholas Hayes, the third son of the late Earl of Seaford, was accused of killing a beautiful young French émigré and transported to Botany Bay for life. Even before his conviction, Hayes had been disowned by his father, and few in London were surprised when they heard the ne’er-do-well had died in disgrace in New South Wales. But those reports were obviously wrong. Recently Hayes returned to London with a mysterious young boy in tow–a child who vanishes shortly after Nicholas’s body is discovered.

     Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, is drawn into the investigation by his valet, Jules Calhoun, an old friend of the dead man. With Calhoun’s help, Sebastian begins to piece together the shattered life of the late Earl’s ill-fated youngest son. Why did Nicholas risk his life and freedom by returning to England? And why did he bring the now-missing young boy with him? Several nervous Londoners had reason to fear that Nicholas Hayes had returned to kill them. One of them might have decided to kill him first.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook














Legal Seagull (Pet Whisperer P.I. Book 12) by [Fitz, Molly, Bay, Blueberry]Just as I was beginning to think we’d never find the last missing member of our long lost family, a seagull named Bravo shows up with both a promise and a threat.

He claims he’s been watching me for a long time—even before I gained my strange ability to talk to animals. He also says that if I help settle a dispute between warring flocks then he’ll personally take me to see the one person I’ve been all but dying to meet.

My help is non-optional. In fact, Bravo has also already secured a mercenary army of woodpeckers to completely destroy my house, should I fail this attempt at avian mediation.

No matter what happens next, the information this seagull’s hiding could change my life forever. Am I ready for that?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle















Freesia and Lethal Amnesia (Fern Grove Cozy Mystery Book 5) by [Reede, Abby]A murdered conman. A long list of angry suspects. A small town florist desperate to find the killer and keep her business afloat.

When Tracy agreed to offer her services at the Presidential Dog Show, she thought it would open her business to a new client base. After all, the eyes of the country would be focused on Fern Grove during the event.

She’s left frustrated and disappointed when the organizer of the event refuses to pay her. Things take a turn for the worse, when she discovers that this person has been found murdered.

She understands the animosity his bad dealings generated in the business community but who would have hated him enough to end his life?

Can a murder ever be justified?

Are the police asking the right questions to the wrong people?

Will Tracy help to solve this murder mystery and hopefully, the fate of her business that lies in the balance?

If you want to enjoy a light-hearted read, with an amateur female sleuth and a gripping murder mystery with a touch of romance, then you’ll love Tracy Adams and all the friendly and not-so-friendly characters in Fern Grove.

No cliffhanger, swearing or graphic scenes!

Buy Freesia and Lethal Amnesia to discover how events unfold in this cozy murder mystery.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












The Killer Jack Mystery (The JD Pierson Mystery Series Book 2) by [Sessums, C.H.]A trip to state prison puts Jenny on the trail for a stolen necklace and right into the path of a killer…

The lights are just about to go out for good in my father’s PI office when I get an unexpected call from the state penitentiary. My mother’s only brother was sent up for robbery years ago, and now he needs Dad’s help to get his daughter out of trouble. It’s impossible for me to be sure that the pendant around Cousin Betty’s neck is stolen, but one thing’s for sure—she doesn’t want to talk about where it came from. When my cousin gets gunned down walking home and the necklace disappears, I realize I’m not only looking for a thief . . . I’m dealing with a murderer.

Can I track down the identity of a man named Jack in time, or will he disappear into the shadows, only to kill again?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback













The Reluctant Heir (Dr Adam Bascom Mysteries Book 6) by [Savage, William]A young man heading for self-destruction. A hopeless dream that wrecks people’s lives. A treacherous criminal eager to exploit an easy target.

Sir Adam Bascom, 18th-century Norfolk baronet and physician, grudgingly takes on a case he never wanted. It’s going to frustrate him time and time again, and take him on an investigative journey involving greed, revenge, treachery and obsession.

There were many wild, womanising Georgian rakes — and then there was Frederick Dalston: a young man hellbent on bringing total ruin to himself and his family. Yet when his body is found one morning on a lonely Norfolk road, matters take a more sinister turn. Is it a case of a highway robbery gone wrong? Revenge taken by one of the scores of people he had harmed? A random killing by a maniac? A punishment inflicted by a ruthless gang of freetraders?

The local coroner and magistrate quickly give up hope of finding the murderer. Several weeks then pass in inaction, until William Dalston, the dead man’s father, comes to see newly-married Sir Adam Bascom to plead for his help in finding who killed his son and heir. Adam has only just returned from his honeymoon and is reluctant to get involved. Finally, at the urging of his new wife, he agrees to make a few preliminary enquiries. What he finds sets him off on a full-scale investigation.

As Adam threads his way through the wreckage of Frederick Dalston’s life, he becomes more and more confused. Dalston appeared to have gone out of his way to make bitter enemies on every side. At last, the discovery of the schemes of a shadowy figure in Norwich’s criminal underworld, followed by an emotional confrontation in a country house, reveal the shocking truth about the true causes of Frederick Dalston’s death; and why his killer had, in desperation, been driven to commit murder to protect things he valued more than life itself.

“The Reluctant Heir” is latest installment in a series of historical mysteries which has drawn rave reviews from both sides of the Atlantic.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












The Sweets of Doom (Sweet Shop Mystery Book 3) by [Meadows, Wendy]An amateur sleuth in a small town, and a respected school teacher found dead… Will Margaret bring light to his murder and find the killer?

The entire neighborhood is shaken when their friend and respected school teacher, Jose Santiago, is found dead by his teenage son, Michael. That’s not the only unnerving threat hitting the streets recently, Margaret has been getting wry letters taped to the door of her candy store. Her son, Zach, and Detective David Graham don’t think it’s a coincidence as an investigation to find the killer gets underway.

Dark details of Jose’s murder come to light as the cause of death was cyanide poisoning, with markings of a local coven found around the crime scene. Suspicions fall on the local ‘witch’ coven, making them the primary suspects.

Michael hires Margaret to try and track down his father’s murderer, with David begrudgingly accepting her help on the investigation to keep an eye on her.

As more cryptic notes are left, along with lousy misfortune hitting the residents – this cozy town soon dissolves into a ghostly version of a frenzied Salem in 1962. Paranoia stands on every corner and the bad luck and backlash quickly turn a friend to foe – to a killer.

This cozy mystery is a clean read: no graphic violence, sex, or strong language. It can be read in one to two hours. It is perfect for those moments when you are waiting at an appointment or want to enjoy a quick read.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Dead on the Vine: A Finn Family Farm Mystery by [White, Elle Brooke]Perfect for fans of B. B. Haywood and Peg Cochran, Ellie B. White’s whimsical series debut is full of farm fun, complete with a helpful baby pig.

Reluctant farmer Charlotte Finn needs the help of the livestock to sleuth a mysterious death.

Charlotte Finn never wanted to inherit the family’s produce farm–much less plow a heap of money into it. Her plan is to hammer a great big FOR SALE sign into the farm’s fallow furrows–but Charlotte’s sunny hopes of a quick sale succumb to a killing frost when she finds a dead body entwined supine in the tomato vines. The poor man, it seems, was run through…with a pitchfork?

Now, Charlotte is stuck with running the farm in the midst of a murder investigation. Charlotte’s knowledge of farming is smaller than her bank balance, so she relies on caretakers Joe and Alice Wong and their farmhands. Can she trust them? She doesn’t know them. There’s also farmer Samuel Brown, who still carries a childhood grudge. But the case gets personal when Charlotte learns that the victim might have been her own kin–and seeds of suspicion grow into a fertile field of suspects.

Charlotte turns to the farm’s pig to help root out the killer. Soon, the goats, geese, and horse join in, but will Charlotte harvest a murderer–or buy the farm?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook


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