Review of Game of Bones

Game of Bones
Melanie Travis, Book #25
Laurien Berenson
5 Stars

52745087. sx318 sy475 Synopsis:

Standard Poodle owner Melanie Travis is an excellent judge of dogs—and people. But what happens when an unnamed killer emerges at one of the fiercest all-breed competitions ever?

As Greenwich, Connecticut, slows down during a bitterly cold February, Melanie and her spunky Aunt Peg head to the city that never sleeps for the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden. Aunt Peg can’t wait to demonstrate her judging chops on national TV, even after being hounded by frustrating mishaps—all seemingly orchestrated by Victor Durbin, an ousted Paugussett Poodle Club member with a bone to pick. But the bright lights of the show ring grow dim when Victor is found murdered, and she’s the one topping the suspect list . . .

Driven to solve the crime on her aunt’s behalf, Melanie fetches hair-raising clues about the victim. Victor didn’t score many friends with his unethical breeding practices, sketchy puppy café, and penchant for mercilessly scamming others to get ahead. He burned so many bridges that his own business partner admits to being delighted by news of his death. It appears Victor finally toyed with the wrong person, and as Melanie digs up more chilling evidence, she realizes that exonerating Aunt Peg means confronting a murderer who’s in it to win it . . . (Goodreads)


The characters are well rounded and well developed. I really enjoy the fact that Melanie has a family, you get to see her as a mom and all of the things that go into being a mother and wife. Aunt Peg finally gets to be a judge at the Westminster Dog Show. I really enjoyed getting to learn more about the Granddaddy of all dog shows, that was very interesting.

The writing style flows smoothly and it defines the characters very clearly by their actions and words. The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and these descriptions helped me to feel like I was right there at the dog show, watching all of the action taking place.   

The mystery was well plotted and there were enough clues to sift through and suspects to consider. I thought I knew who the culprit was but I was wrong (which happens a lot).

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book provided by the publisher, Kensington Books, and NetGalley, which I greatly appreciate.


New Releases For The Week Of June 28th, 2020–Part 3

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of June 28th, 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.


Murder in the Backwater: The Lainey Maynard Mystery Series - Book 2 by [Laura Hern]Everyone looked forward to it…
…the press swarmed the town.
Who knew fishing with stink bait could be deadly?

Lainey and her friends volunteered to help organize the fishing opener. It was supposed to be easy. Crowd control and a drawing of names. Nothing to it.

Things were going smoothly…
…until the dream.

Shep had always seen things. He’d gone to the police many times over the years, until they stopped listening. The town’s people called him crazy. This time, Lainey believed him.

Would anyone else?

Her keen sense of intuition and cunning wit have served her well in the past. The more she digs, the more dirt piles up. This time, though, it may be more than she can handle. Could the town’s favorite son, a former college football star, be involved?

Mistaken identities, smuggling, stink bait, and cat burglars lie at the heart of this delightful cozy mystery.

You’ll love every page, because we all love the good guys to win in the end.

Get it now.  (Amazon)

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Mocha Mayhem (The Cozy Café Mysteries Book 3) by [C. A. Phipps]♥ A seaside wedding. ♥

It’s the perfect catering job for The Cozy Café.

Except for the body!

Wanting to put the café firmly on the map, Scarlett didn’t imagine things would go so horribly wrong when she took the job at the last minute. Along with her sisters, she’s once more embroiled in a case where people aren’t who they say, and murder appears to be an inconvenience. 

Sadly, when money has too much power, families are in turmoil, and a close friend hides their feelings so well, Scarlett has no idea how to untangle this web.

Even the sheriff struggles to get people to talk, and knowing that the culprit is in their midst makes things decidedly uncomfortable. 

Meanwhile, George, the cat, is unimpressed to have a visitor in the house and quite happy to let everyone know about it!

The Cozy Café mysteries are light, cozy mysteries featuring a family-focused café owner who discovers she’s a talented amateur sleuth—and a magnet for animals.

Enjoy a sweet treat recipe in every book.

The Cozy Café Series:

Book 1 Sweet Saboteur

Book 2 Candy Corruption

Book 3 Mocha Mayhem   (Amazon)

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Mystery on Main Street: A Cottonwood Springs Cozy Mystery (Cottonwood Springs Cozy Mystery Series Book 11) by [Dianne Harman]Secondhand Treasures.
Gino’s Pizza Parlor.
Barney’s Antiques.
Sure, everybody could use a little extra cash
But is stealing from a business worth the risk of getting caught?
Someone thought so.
Someone is going to prison.

When money is stolen from several businesses on Main Street in Cottonwood Springs, Brigid and Sheriff Davis work together to find the culprit, but are they too late? There’s a frustrating lack of suspects and the clock is ticking, or maybe time just ran out.

Don’t miss number eleven in the popular Cottonwood Springs Cozy Mystery Series by a USA Today Bestselling Author. As always, plenty of dogs and recipes!  (Amazon)

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In My Attic (A Magical Misfits Mystery Book 1) by [Lina Hansen]Sometimes all it takes is murder to discover who you truly are.
Grammar school teacher Myrtle Coldron has no patience to spare for Aunt Eve’s Wiccan shenanigans. Myrtle ignores auntie’s frantic plea for help—only to learn she has crashed from the attic to her death. The circumstances are suspicious; murder is on the cards. Riddled with guilt, Myrtle returns to the Witch’s Retreat, Eve’s beloved Bed and Breakfast, to sleuth for the truth.

No such luck.

The sleepy, historic village sheltering the B+B also hides a mystery. Soon enough, Myrtle is besieged by a zany posse of suspects, nightly visitors in the attic, threatening notes—and a zombie primula with a mind of its own.

Somebody is out to get her, and it will take all her skills—including those she doesn’t care for—to keep Myrtle alive.

“Suspense and humor abound in Lina Hansen’s light-hearted novel. In My Attic will grab your interest from the first page and will keep you guessing till the last!”—Indie Reviews  (Amazon)

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Murder at the Playhouse: An unputdownable historical cozy mystery (A Miss Underhay Mystery) by [Helena Dixon]

The scene is set for murder… and Kitty Underhay’s partner has been cast as the killer.

Late Summer, 1933. After a quarrel with too-plucky-for-her-own-good amateur sleuth Kitty Underhay, dashing ex-army captain Matthew Bryant is nursing his wounds, and a tumbler of brandy, when there’s a heavy knock at the door and he finds himself arrested for murder. The body of aspiring actress Pearl Bright has been found, strangled with one of Matt’s own bootlaces, and the evidence seems to be stacked against him.

The local constabulary might have locked Matt up, but before they can throw away the key, Kitty hears the news and hies to his aid, determined to prove his innocence. And when her investigations lead her to the home of retired theatre impresario Stanley Davenport, and the local amateur dramatics society, Kitty uncovers a web of deceit that stretches far beyond the stage make-up. But Kitty’s digging is bringing her to the attention of the killer. Without her partner in crime-fighting, can Kitty expose them and clear Matt’s name? Or will it be curtains for them both?

A gripping Golden Age cozy murder mystery, perfect for fans of Agatha Christie, T E Kinsey and Lee Strauss.

Readers love the Miss Underhay mysteries:

This murder mystery is perfect… This story has it all. An absolute page-turner with characters to care about.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Excellent cosy mystery! The story was gripping… I loved the character development with the little hint of romance and cannot wait for the next book.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘Another adventure for Kitty Underhay!… A page-turner that will keep you guessing.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

I love this series… The murder mystery itself was engrossing and elusive, with the evidence always just slipping away before the police can get hold of it… It kept me guessing right until the final scene, which is unusual for me.’ Roberta Reads5 stars

‘Time flies when you are having fun and I most certainly had a lot of fun reading this third adventure with Kitty and Matt as the main players… the series gets better and better with every new book.’ B for Bookreviews5 stars

‘A very fast read, mostly because I did not want to put it down.’ Goodreads reviewer

‘Do yourself a favour, cozy up with a blanket, a cup of something warm and dig into this cozy mystery.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘A wonderful book, I loved it.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Excellent read! I really enjoyed both Kitty and Matt and found that the combination of them working together was wonderful!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Loved this book! Great storyline, an interesting and believable main character and a great location… I can’t wait for more adventures of Kitty in the near future!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘I felt right at home the moment I started reading. Helena Dixon is one of those writers who writes so well that I immediately feel comfortable and relaxed, and the story just flows… They are complex, believable characters who seem very real… In conclusion, it was a joy.’ Goodreads reviewer

‘It was an excellent novel, with a strong cast of characters. I enjoyed the storyline very much and would definitely recommend this book.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘The characters are relatable, the storyline is exciting, and the author kept me guessing about the ending.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘Great story with a perfect mixture of mystery, suspense, romance and family to make this a wonderful cozy mystery book.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars  (Amazon)

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Still Knife Painting (A Paint & Shine Mystery Book 1) by [Cheryl Hollon]


Miranda Trent has set up a sweet life in a scenic corner of Appalachia—until she stumbles across the trail of a killer . . .
After inheriting her uncle’s Red River Gorge homestead in Eastern Kentucky—smack dab in the middle of the Daniel Boone National Forest—Miranda comes up with a perfect business plan for summer tourists: pairing outdoor painting classes with sips of local moonshine, followed by a mouthwatering sampler of the best in southern cooking.
To Miranda’s delight, Paint & Shine is a total success—until someone kills the cook. As the town’s outsider, suspicion naturally falls on Miranda. Murdering the best biscuit baker of Red River Gorge is a high crime in these parts. Miranda will have to prove her innocence before she’s moved from farmhouse to jail cell faster than she can say “white lightning” . .   (Amazon)

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A Choir of Crows (An Owen Archer mystery Book 12) by [Candace Robb]When two bodies are discovered in the grounds of York Minster shortly before the enthronement of the new archbishop, Owen Archer is summoned to investigate.

December, 1374. With the great and the good about to descend on York for the enthronement of Alexander Neville as the new archbishop, the city authorities are in a state of high alert. When two bodies are discovered in the grounds of York Minster, and a flaxen-haired youth with the voice of an angel is found locked in the chapter house, Owen Archer, captain of the city bailiffs, is summoned to investigate.

Tension deepens when an enigmatic figure from Owen’s past arrives in the city. Why has he returned from France after all these years – and what is his connection with the bodies in the minster yard and the fair singer?

Before Owen can make headway in the investigation, a third body is fished out of the river – and the captain finds himself with three mysterious deaths to solve before the all-powerful Neville family arrives in York.  (Amazon)

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Murder without Mercy: A Southern Witch Cozy Mystery (Witches of Keyhole Lake Southern Mysteries Book 12) by [Tegan Maher]What’s a fall festival without a murder?

For a hundred years, Keyhole Lake’s Fourth of July Festival and Barbecue Cook-Off has drawn people from all over the south, and this year’s no exception. Historically, though, some have been better than others for Noelle and crew.

This year, she’s hoping for the best. She and Hunter are newly engaged, her powers are leveling out, and life is good – at least until a woman turns up murdered in the fortune teller’s tent. The case takes a turn for the strange when Hunter discovers she’s an heiress that was reported missing three years ago.

Once word gets out, “beloved” family members start crawling out of the woodwork, and the situation goes from strange to downright nerve-wracking when the woman’s ghost shows up and starts pointing fingers.

If you like funny, small-town humor, Southern snark, and good, old-fashioned murder, then you’ll love this witch cozy mystery!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle















Between a kidnapping, a double booking, and a crew of hapless volunteers, Charlee worries the writing conference will go to the dogs.

Mystery author Charlee Russo agrees to speak at a Portland writers’ conference organized by her friend Viv Lundquist. When Viv picks her up at the airport, she frantically tells Charlee that her daughter Hanna has been kidnapped.

Charlee takes over the conference preparation so Viv can search for her daughter, but the situation gets tense when the hotel double-books the event with a dog show. Despite this, Charlee is compelled to investigate after she learns shocking secrets about both Hanna and Viv. Can she find Hanna in time, or will a plot twist lead her to a ruff ending?  (Amazon)

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The Corpse with the Crystal Skull (The Cait Morgan Mysteries Book 9) by [Cathy Ace]Welsh Canadian globetrotting sleuth, and professor of criminal psychology, Cait Morgan, is supposed to be “celebrating” her fiftieth birthday in Jamaica with her ex-cop husband Bud Anderson. But when the body of the luxury estate’s owner is discovered locked inside an inaccessible tower, Cait and her fellow guests must work out who might have killed him – even if his murder seems impossible. Could the death of the man who hosted parties in the 1960s attended by Ian Fleming and Noël Coward be somehow linked to treasure the legendary Captain Henry Morgan might have buried at the estate? Or to the mission Bud and his secret service colleagues have been sent to the island to undertake?


“…touches of Christie or Marsh but with a bouquet of Kinsey Millhone.” —The Globe and Mail

“A sparkling, well-plotted, and quite devious mystery…” —The Hamilton Spectator

“…a sympathetic amateur detective, a locked-room mystery, a small cast of colourful suspects, loving descriptions of food and drink, and a few red herrings thrown our way…with a nod to a fresh literary or filmic artifice in each novel in the series…” – Crime Fiction Lover  (Amazon)

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Murder in a Scottish Shire (A Scottish Shire Mystery Book 1) by [Traci Hall]

Known as the Brighton of the North, Nairn is both a charming Scottish town and a popular seaside resort—but to Paislee Shaw, it’s simply home—unfortunately to a murderer . . .
For a twenty-eight-year-old single mum, Paislee has knit together a sensible life for herself, her ten-year-old son Brody, and Wallace, their black Scottish terrier. Having inherited a knack for knitting from her dear departed grandmother, Paislee also owns a specialty sweater shop called Cashmere Crush, where devoted local crafters gather weekly for her Knit and Sip.
Lately, though, Paislee feels as if her life is unraveling. She’s been served an eviction notice, and her estranged and homeless grandfather has just been brought to her door by a disconcertingly handsome detective named Mack Zeffer. As if all that wasn’t enough, Paislee discovers a young woman who she recently rehired to help in the shop dead in her flat, possibly from an overdose of her heart medicine. But as details of the death and the woman’s life begin to raise suspicions for Detective Inspector Zeffer, it’s Paislee who must untangle a murderous yarn . . .  (Amazon)

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Death of a Wandering Wolf (A HUNGARIAN TEA HOUSE MYSTERY Book 2) by [Julia Buckley]

Hana Keller is enjoying a day off from serving up tea and delicious pastries at her family’s Hungarian Tea House when her downtime turns deadly….
The only thing Hana loves more than a good cuppa is finding a delicate porcelain treasure to add to her collection. She’s usually on the hunt for teacups but when she spots a rare wolf figurine at a local yard sale, she knows it’s her lucky day. Hana also knows the wolf is valuable and tells the seller that he’s charging too little for it. His reaction is peculiar–he says he received the wolf from someone he doesn’t trust and he just wants it out of his life.
Hana is inspecting her new prize when she finds a tiny microchip attached to the bottom of the porcelain wolf. When she shows the figure to her police detective boyfriend, Erik, Hana is shocked to learn that the chip is actually a tracking device. They decide to confront the seller about the sneaky sale but when they arrive at his house, they find him dead. Erik and Hana now must hunt a calculating killer who has no intentions of crying wolf when it comes to murder…  (Amazon)

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A Forgotten Murder (A Medlar Mystery Book 3) by [Jude Deveraux]An English manor home, an unsolved mystery, too many suspects to count… It’s the perfect holiday for romance novelist Sara Medlar.

After solving two murder cases in their hometown of Lachlan, Florida, Sara Medlar, her niece Kate and their friend Jack need a change of scenery. Sara arranges for them to visit an old friend of hers in England. Upon arrival at Oxley Manor, a centuries-old estate that has been converted to a luxury hotel, Kate and Jack quickly realize that Sara is up to something. They learn that Sara has also invited a number of others to join them at Oxley.

When everyone assembles, Sara lets them know why they are there. Decades earlier, two people ran off together from Oxley and haven’t been heard from since—and Sara wants to solve the case. As the people who were there the night the two went missing, the guests find themselves cast in a live mystery-theater event.

In reenacting the events of that night, it becomes clear that everyone has something to hide and no one is safe, especially when the discovery of a body makes it clear that at least one of the people who disappeared was murdered.

Sara, Jack and Kate are once again at the heart of a mysterious case that only they are able to solve. But someone is willing to continue to kill to keep the truth about Oxley Manor buried, and none of the guests are safe.

New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux has crafted another irresistible case in her bestselling Medlar Mystery series.  (Amazon)

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Murder at Blackwater Bend (A Stella and Lyndy Mystery Book 2) by [Clara McKenna]Wild-hearted Kentuckian Stella Kendrick cautiously navigates the strict demands of British high society as the future Lady of Morrington Hall. But when petty scandals lead to bloody murder, her outspoken nature could be all that keeps her alive . . .
Following a whirlwind engagement to Viscount “Lyndy” Lyndhurst, Stella is finding her footing within an elite social circle in picturesque rural England. Except tea time with refined friends can be more dangerous than etiquette faux pas—especially in the company of Lady Philippa, the woman Lyndy was once set to marry, and her husband, the ostentatious Lord Fairbrother . . . 
Outrage erupts and accusations fly after Lord Fairbrother’s pony wins best in breed for the seventh consecutive year. The man has his share of secrets and adversaries, but Stella and Lyndy are in for a brutal shock when they discover his body floating in the river during a quiet morning fishing trip . . .
Suddenly unwelcome around hardly-grieving Lady Philippa and Lyndy’s endlessly critical mother, Stella faces the bitter reality that she may always be an outsider—and one of her trusted new acquaintances may be a calculating killer. Now, Stella and her fiancé must fight against the current to catch the culprit, before they’re the next couple torn apart by tragedy.  (Amazon)

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BLIND FURY (Lucille Pfiffer Cozy Mystery Series Book 4) by [Tanya R. Taylor]

They say that blood is thicker than water.

That may be true for Lucille Pfiffer who never saw it coming in a million years – the blow of having someone near and dear to her suddenly disappear without a trace.

Despite every effort by the Chadsworth Police to locate her missing loved one, they are met by a dead end. Will Lucille sit idly by and hope for the best or will she enlist the assistance of someone who may be able to help her in a rather unconventional way?

The episode of all episodes in this new, exciting, cozy mystery series.  (Amazon)

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Blood on the Island: A Detective O'Reilly mystery (DI Liam O'Reilly mysteries Book 1) by [Stewart Giles]Blood on the Island.
From # 1 bestselling author: Stewart Giles, comes a new detective series set on the idyllic island of Guernsey.
What deadly secrets does the peaceful island of Guernsey hold?
Detective Inspector Liam O’Reilly has recently transferred to the island of Guernsey from the Special Detective Unit in Dublin and in this first installment we see him hitting the ground running.

He has barely set foot on the island when the body of a man is washed up on the shore. There is no indication of where the man came from – his hands and teeth have been removed and he has a crude tattoo of a dragon on his back.

When another similarly mutilated body is found, O’Reilly and his new team realise they’re on the hunt for a deranged killer.

O’Reilly is getting closer to the truth when the case is suddenly taken away from him. The Guernsey Border Agency, headed up by the arrogant DCI Franklin Urban has their own ideas as to who is behind these brutal murders and argue that the jurisdiction is now theirs.

O’Reilly left Dublin behind but his past soon catches up with him in the form of a Belfast thug employed by a man O’Reilly owes money to. When O’Reilly’s daughter is threatened by these people he persuades her to join him on the island so he can keep an eye on her. Soon he’s faced with a choice – he can either do what these people tell him and risk everything he has, or he can defy them and spend the rest of his life looking over his shoulder.

Meanwhile, as DCI Urban and the Border Agency believe they’re getting closer to the truth, O’Reilly has his own theories and as these suspicions are proved correct he comes face to face with one of the most depraved killers he’s ever come across.


Book 0.5-Phobia
Book 1-Smith
Book 2-Boomerang
Book 3-Ladybird
Book 4-Occam’s Razor
Book 5-Harlequin
Book 6-Selene
Book 7-Horsemen
Book 8-Unworthy
Book 9 – Venom
Book 10 – Severed
Book 11 – Demons
Book 12 – Deadeye

Book 1-The Beekeeper
Book 2-The Perfect Murder
Book 3-The Backpacker
Trotterdown a box set of DC Harriet Taylor books 1-3

Book 1 – The Enigma
Book 2 – Dropzone
Book 3 – The Raven Girl (coming soon)

Medusa (coming soon)

The Divide

Blood on the Island  (Amazon)

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S'more Murder (CAMPING GIRL Book 1) by [Josephine Beintema]A clean, funny cozy mystery that will have readers laughing as they guess who the murderer is!

When Ivy Thurman remembers visiting her grandmother’s campground, she thinks of idyllic childhood summer vacations. Now that she’s inherited the Happy Camper Resort, Ivy sees a money pit. Leaky roofs, whiny golf carts, and a swampy pool are just the beginning of what needs to be fixed. It seems she’s also inherited her grandmother’s tenants, a crew of retirees who live at the aging campground on a full-time basis.

It should have been easy to sell the place, but on Ivy’s second day as the new owner, she falls off the slippery moss covered dock to come face to face with a body! Now a murder has taken place at the campground and Ivy is the prime suspect according to the Oaks Crossing Police Detective. Afterall, the deceased, Ethel Murlay, changed her will to include Ivy as a beneficiary the same day she died.

The citizens of the Happy Camper Resort are going to do everything they can to help Ivy clear her name! From interviewing suspects and a break and enter gone wrong, Ivy is caught up in the enthusiasm of her grandmother’s friends which just might land her in jail. How will she ever be able to sell the campground when it’s starting to feel more and more like home?  (Amazon)

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Campfire Secrets (Summerhouse Reunion Three Part Story Book 3) by [Kathi Daley]


Five victims, four friends, three novels, two romances, and one cold case mystery, combine to bring you the first in a series of three part reunion stories by USA Today Bestselling author Kathi Daley.

In the third installment of this three-part story, Sam puts everything he has into finding the most recent missing girl in the hope that she is still alive. Quinn and Kelly discuss the situation and decide to take matters into their own hands.

Things go from dicey to downright dangerous once Quinn and Kelly set off on their secret journey to a forbidden place. Will their clue finding mission provide them what they need to save this this girl or will it simply result in two additional deaths for Sam to solve?  (Amazon)

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New Releases For The Week Of June 28th, 2020–Part 2

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of June 28th, 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.


Nothing Bundt Trouble: A Bakeshop Mystery by [Ellie Alexander]This time, Torte’s pastry chef and amateur sleuth finds herself coming out of the oven and straight into the fire in Ellie Alexander’s Nothing Bundt Trouble: A Bakeshop Mystery.

Spring has sprung in Ashland, Oregon, and everything at Torte seems to be coming up buttercream roses. But just when Juliet Capshaw seems to have found her sweet spot—with her staff set to handle the influx of tourists for this year’s Shakespeare festival while she moves back into her childhood home—things take a dramatic turn. Jules discovers a long-forgotten dossier in her deceased father’s belongings that details one of the most controversial cases in Ashland’s history: a hit-and-run accident from the 1980s. Or was it?

Now it’s up to Jules to parse through a whole new world of details from another era, from unraveling cassette tapes to recipes for Bundt cakes, before an old enemy brings the Capshaw “pastry case” to a modern-day dead end.

The Bakeshop Mysteries are:

“Delicious.”RT Book Reviews
“Marvelous.”Fresh Fiction
“Delectable.”—Portland Book Review  (Amazon)

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A Deadly Affair (The Deadly Series Book 1) by [R.M. Connor]

Someone in the small town of Wildewood is trying desperately to stop the wedding of the mayor’s daughter. After the town bakery is set on fire, Riley Jones, owner of the quirky little cafe The Witches Brew, is pressured into baking a replacement wedding cake. She soon finds herself caught in the middle.

With a little help from a strange cat, a pinch of magic, and a lot of curiosity, Riley makes it her mission to uncover who has disrupted the peaceful life she has come to love.

While unraveling the mystery, Riley’s magic fails her, and she uncovers a secret that may be too big of a curse for only one witch to bear.  (Amazon)

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News and Nectarines: A small town cozy mystery (Tri-Town Murders Book 1) by [Carly Winter]She’s trying to report on the facts, but someone is framing her for murder.

A local nectarine orchard burning to the ground is front page news, and as the only reporter for the Tri-Town Times, Tilly Donner is determined to uncover the facts and find out who started the fire. That is, until she finds the main suspect with a knife in his chest, taking his dying breaths.

With the help of her two best friends and the local small town gossip vine, Tilly uncovers clues to help the police solve the case. But her plan backfires when the Sheriff believes the evidence leads to Tilly being the killer.

Can Tilly discover who committed the murder and prove her innocence before her reputation and life are ruined?

Scroll up to 1-click this small town cozy mystery with a female sleuth!  (Amazon)

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Deadly Black Pearls by [Jonni Rich]The antebellum spring mansion tours are in full swing in the little South Louisiana town of Ville Nouvelle. Emmaline Beard, local leading citizen and theatrical producer, is tour hostess at LeFevre House, an ancestor’s former home. Emmaline is astonished when an old friend’s granddaughter, Carol Powell, arrives and thrusts a package into her hands and then flees as hastily as she arrived. Emmaline chases after her unsuccessfully. The package contains valuable black pearls.

The following evening, Emmaline discovers Carol’s crumpled body at the foot of a staircase at LeFevre House, obviously a homicide. Emmaline suspects the pearls were stolen, and they are the reason for Carol’s murder.

Emmaline enlists the help of her life-long friend, Byrd Jeffcoat, to catch the murderer and settle the question of the mysterious black pearls.While trying to solve Carol’s murder, another random murder occurs. A nuclear waste protest march led by a celebrity from the area has brought strangers into the small town.

Is a homicidal maniac at work, perhaps brought in by the protest march? Is there one killer, or two? The amateur sleuths hazard their way through tumults of theft, murder, arson, and even a theatrical production to unravel these grisly murders.  (Amazon)

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Dotty Deals with a Dilemma (Dotty Drinkwater Mystery series Book 5) by [Diane Ezzard]


Things don’t go according to plan for Dotty when she starts a new job working at the hair and beauty salon. There is one disaster after another.
Things go downhill fast when Dotty’s boss, Sasha and her son, Watson disappear while taking Dotty’s dog for a walk.
When a ransom demand comes through, things turn more sinister. Then the man suspected of kidnapping them is found murdered.
Can Dotty get to the truth before it’s too late?
Join Dotty and her friends as they try to unravel another great madcap cozy mystery.
This is book 5 in the Dotty Drinkwater Mystery series but can be read as a standalone.  (Amazon)

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Poodle Versus The Assassin (Cottage Country Cozy Mysteries Book 1) by [Anne Shillolo]

Rocco. He’s got a nose for the news… but can he sniff out a killer?
A 50-something local newspaper publisher and a pampered prince of a poodle stumble upon a shocking crime in a cottage-country small town.
Who killed the mayor? It’s up to Zora Flynn and her nasty small poodle Rocco to sort out a distinctive cast of characters in the town of Williamsport and find the murderer.
Meet Zora. She’s one of a kind, flavored with a dash of Agatha Raisin and a splash of Stephanie Plum, and her exploits and foibles will have you laughing out loud before the end of Chapter 1.
Her small dog, Rocco, wears a bright blue collar studded with yellow crowns. With his regal personality, he amuses Zora with his snide comments and princely demands. Despite this, he is a poodle of action. And Zora’s secret weapon.
Surrounded by rocky cliffs, pristine lakes and picture-perfect scenery, Williamsport is a charming town in cottage country. But now the murder of the mayor casts a shadow. Police chief Arni Korhonen looks like he stepped from the pages of GQ but he’s being forced to consider Zora as a suspect. Can Zora and her reporters Brady and Olivia track down the real killer before the noose tightens around Zora, jeopardizing her business and their livelihood?
Poodle Versus The Assassin is the highly entertaining first book in an ongoing series starring Zora and Rocco.
(It probably goes without saying, but the Poodle Versus… Series is good, clean fun, except for the occasional suspicious death. No graphic violence, sex or swearing.)  (Amazon)

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A Corpse on the Beach (An Izzy Palmer Mystery Book 3) by [Benedict Brown]Spanish sunshine, pristine beaches and a bucketful of murder.

A free holiday on the Atlantic coast is too good an opportunity for Izzy to turn down. But soon after she and Ramesh arrive at the opulent Cova Negra Hotel, it’s clear there’s something unusual about the other guests.

When the body of a beautiful young woman turns up on the private beach, Izzy discovers that there’s darkness lurking behind the luxury. A shady organisation with a violent past, a string of robberies and an unexpected celebrity guest make getting to the truth even more difficult. As she (and occasionally Ramesh’s cats) begin to investigate, she finds that no one is quite who they seem.

With bodies piling up and the police baffled, Izzy must face her most savage adversary yet. But how can she catch the killer when each suspect is more duplicitous than the last?

The third Izzy Palmer Mystery is here just in time for summer 2020. Izzy’s still going on holiday this year, even if no one else can!  (Amazon)

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Witch Way To The Wicked (Witches Of Brimstone Bay Book 3) by [R.K. Dreaming]Join witch Esme Westbrim on the race to solve a wicked murder in Bewitching Brimstone Bay. This time a certain ridiculously handsome Special Agent is in big trouble when his past catches up with him, and only Esme can help. Can she solve the crime with the help of her psychic cat, ghost aunt and three wild witch cousins before time runs out for Agent Chris Constantine?

Full description coming soon. One click to join Esme on her latest charming and funny witch cozy mystery adventure now!

Books In This Series:
Book 1 – Witch In Charm’s Way
Book 2 – Wands Upon A Time In Brimstone Bay
Book 3 – Witch Way To The Wicked…  (Amazon)

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And Then There Were 9: The Agatha Christie Book Club 4 by [C.A. Larmer]REMOTE LYLE’S LODGE: Deep in isolated rainforest, the Agatha Christie Book Club gathers to meet four new members, each one hiding a secret from the group…


With membership now at nine, the club settles in to discuss Christie’s best-selling mystery—the one about the madman bumping off his isolated guests.


First one person is murdered, then another, and then a mighty bushfire ignites in the forest below, cutting them off with their own “madman” on the loose. Employing the wisdom of Poirot and a trusty bushfire survival plan, they must unravel each new member’s secret to unmask the real killer and survive the book club from hell.

But this time not all of them will get out alive.


NB: This book follows British English spelling and usage, and contains some Australian slang. Clean read: no graphic violence, sex, or strong language. Genre: humorous, cozy mystery series, amateur sleuths, international mystery, police procedural

NB: This ebook and all books and other materials associated with it have not been endorsed, licensed or authorised by the estate of Agatha Christie or by Agatha Christie Limited.  (Amazon)

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A Killer Ending: A Seaside Cottage Books Cozy Mystery (Snug Harbor Mysteries Book 1) by [Karen MacInerney]


Books, beach roses… and bodies.

Bookseller and recent divorcée Max Sayers has risked her life savings to start a fresh chapter with the purchase of Seaside Cottage Books in cozy Snug Harbor, Maine. But she’s barely opened the shop’s doors when her new storybook life takes a dark turn. The morning after the grand opening–featuring a famous author who shows up at the store on the arm of Max’s ex-husband–Max’s rescue dog Winston finds a dead man on the beach behind the shop. The murder weapon? An antique flatiron doorstop… from Max’s bookstore.

Will Max solve the case before the murderer strikes again?

Or will her bright new beginning turn into a killer of an ending?  (Amazon)

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The mountains near Jerome, Arizona, guard a secret … an unsolved mystery that intertwines a young girl’s future, an old man’s past, and the fate of a teenager’s life.

Beneath the ghost town that clings to Cleopatra Hill, a labyrinth of abandoned mine tunnels hides a vein of silver ore mixed with pure gold-a silver lode. Decades ago, the silver lode’s discovery led to murder. Will more murders follow?

Historian Paul Russell is at risk of losing his job, and the woman he loves, Marty Greenlaw. He doesn’t have time to chase legends and ghost stories. But when a student drops clues to a 70-year-old case on his desk-a case connected to the silver lode-Paul seizes the chance to work with Marty and win her back.

Marty loves Paul but feels she cannot marry him. When she learns finding the silver lode can save a dying child, guilt from her little sister’s death resurfaces. Marty agrees to delve into the mine’s history.

As Paul and Marty’s search deepens, suspicious deaths occur. When Paul’s son disappears, the case becomes personal.

Will they find the truth in time to save Paul’s son and the little girl? And before greed triggers more crime? Will they survive to build a future together?  (Amazon)

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Antiques expert Marty Greenlaw comes to Jerome to face the horror that haunts her dreams: Did she kill her little sister twenty-two years ago?

Historian Paul Russell is in Jerome to face his own horror: Was the car crash that killed his wife his fault?

Their lives become intertwined when an old lady dies on a long staircase in a vintage Victorian house. As Marty and Paul search the house for a small copper box Marty believes will unlock the mystery, accidents begin to happen.

Someone else wants the copper box-someone willing to commit murder to get it. As Marty and Paul face the shadows in the house and in their lives, they must learn to put the past behind them and run the race God is calling them to.  (Amazon)

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The Little Murder Maid (A Middle-Aged Fairy Godmother Book 2) by [Elizabeth A. Reeves]There are several variations of the story of the Little Mermaid or the Undine who loved a prince and few of them end happily… This one ended in murder.

Successfully sorting out a princess disaster should have been enough for new Fairy Godmother Grace. She would happily never have to deal with murder again. Sadly, her very success has led her family to encourage her strongly to assist in an investigation of another death, and this one hits a little close to home. The victim of this murder is an old friend. And a fellow Fairy Godparent.

At first glance, everything is simple and straight forward. There is a body. There is a murder weapon. There is a suspect. The spell sequence of the Mermaid and the Prince was completed before the murder, so there should be no problems with Magic reverting back into the Chaos it was born from. It should be simple.

But Magic has different ideas. And nothing is as it seems.  (Amazon)

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Murder in the Daytime (A Miss Alice Murder Mystery Book 6) by [Blythe Baker]


An elegant death…

When Alice Beckingham returns to London to see her sister and niece safely installed in the family home, she hopes for some quiet time of contemplation. But she has scarcely walked through the doors of Ashton House when she is greeted once again by mayhem and danger.

A visit from a mysterious stranger offers Alice an intriguing concept, an opportunity to turn her snooping talents into a profitable business. And who better to join in her new venture than the clever and capable Sherborne Sharp?

But a sudden death turns Alice’s plans upside down. Haunted by her failure to protect a client, Alice must discover who is behind a devious murder plot.  (Amazon)

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Killer Queen (The Country Club Murders Book 11) by [Julie Mulhern]


Another day, another dead woman in Ellison Russell’s study.

Only this one claimed to be Mrs. Anarchy Jones.

As Ellison juggles mothers, daughter, unhappy wives, and near-miss murder attempts, one thing is clear—someone will go to any lengths to hide the truth.

Can Ellison and Anarchy catch a killer before the body count rises? Or will Ellison be the next corpse in the study?  (Amazon)

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Death on Windmill Way (Hamptons Murder Mysteries Book 1) by [Carrie Doyle]


Antonia’s looking for some peace and quiet… too bad she moved to the Hamptons!

The Hamptons are known for beautiful beaches, luxurious living, millionaire mansions, and now…murder! Antonia Bingham, a renowned chef and the new owner of East Hampton’s Windmill Inn, escaped to the Hamptons to get away from a harrowing past. Yet she finds herself in more danger than ever when she learns about a curse that haunts the inn—all previous owners have died suspiciously.

When she’s not cooking sumptuous meals for her guests Antonia digs into the investigation to uncover who’s behind the curse. But the closer she gets to the truth, the closer she gets to being the next victim—will she solve the case in time to save herself?  (Amazon)

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Game of Dog Bones (A Melanie Travis Mystery Book 25) by [Laurien Berenson]Standard Poodle owner Melanie Travis is an excellent judge of dogs—and people. But what happens when an unnamed killer emerges at one of the fiercest all-breed competitions ever?
As Greenwich, Connecticut, slows down during a bitterly cold February, Melanie and her spunky Aunt Peg head to the city that never sleeps for the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden. Aunt Peg can’t wait to demonstrate her judging chops on national TV, even after being hounded by frustrating mishaps—all seemingly orchestrated by Victor Durbin, an ousted Paugussett Poodle Club member with a bone to pick. But the bright lights of the show ring grow dim when Victor is found murdered, and she’s the one topping the suspect list . . .
Driven to solve the crime on her aunt’s behalf, Melanie fetches hair-raising clues about the victim. Victor didn’t score many friends with his unethical breeding practices, sketchy puppy café, and penchant for mercilessly scamming others to get ahead. He burned so many bridges that his own business partner admits to being delighted by news of his death. It appears Victor finally toyed with the wrong person, and as Melanie digs up more chilling evidence, she realizes that exonerating Aunt Peg means confronting a murderer who’s in it to win it . . .  (Amazon)

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New Releases For The Week Of June 28th, 2020–Part 1

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of June 28th, 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.


Lowcountry Boondoggle (A Liz Talbot Mystery Book 9) by [Susan M. Boyer]Private investigators Liz Talbot and Nate Andrews thought they’d put Darius Baker’s troubles to rest—then his recently discovered son ropes him into a hemp farm investment with his college buddies. When a beloved Charleston professor—and potential investor—is murdered, Liz and Nate discover Darius keeps the PIs on speed dial.

A shocking number of people had reasons to want the genteel, bowtie wearing, tea-drinking professor dead. Was it one of his many girlfriends or a disgruntled student? Or perhaps Murray was killed because his failure to invest meant the hemp farm trio’s dreams were going up in smoke?

Though Liz’s long-dead best friend, Colleen, warns her the stakes are far higher than Liz imagines, she is hellbent on finding the no-good killer among the bevy of suspects. But will the price of justice be more than Liz can bear?

Take a virtual vacation to Charleston in Susan M. Boyer’s latest Southern charmer, Lowcountry Boondoggle. It’s a trip you don’t want to miss.

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LOWCOUNTRY BOONDOGGLE by Susan M. Boyer | A Henery Press Mystery. If you like one, you’ll probably like them all.  (Amazon)

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Witch Is Where Magic Lives Now (A Witch P.I. Mystery Book 37) by [Adele Abbott]


There have been many changes to Jill’s life during the last six years, but she’s just as busy as ever. A family heirloom has disappeared from Tweaking Manor, and a man claims he saw a woman being shot, but the police insist no such shooting ever took place.
Meanwhile, Winky is up to his old tricks.  (Amazon)

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Deadly Justice: A Legal Thriller (Tex Hunter Book 4) by [Peter O'Mahoney]The clock is ticking…

Night club owner Rick Cowan approaches criminal defense attorney Tex Hunter, and presents an offer that Hunter can’t refuse. But Rick Cowan isn’t a regular client. He isn’t faultless, he isn’t friendly, and he isn’t clean—his past is littered with violence, agony, and decades of fraudulent behavior. Cowan claims he’s innocent of the felony drug charges, claims he’s been set-up from the inside, but the evidence against him continues to mount.

Determined to smash a corruption racket involving convicted felons, business owners, and the Chicago Police Department, Hunter works the case, treading closer to the threats with each step, closer to danger with each day. The corruption racket was built on violence and deception, bribery and exploitation, and the members would continue to protect their reputations, even if it cost a defense lawyer his life.

Digging through years of testimonies and decades of criminal activity, the evidence twists into Hunter’s own past, uncovering information about his family that he never knew.

But to uncover the evidence, to reveal the truth about his family’s past, Tex Hunter must face his own demons, and risk his own life to expose it all…  (Amazon)

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Smoke and Mirrors (Book Two of Stones Left Unturned) by [Anthony R. Wilson]All the answers to the Stones Left Unturned are finally revealed! Don’t miss the pre-order and launch week discount!

Marie should be thrilled that her sister’s real killer has been identified but she is anything but happy.

Her ex-boyfriend and father of her child, Chris has been arrested but after a series of events, Chris is now on the run as a fugitive of the law. Marie tries to rebuild her life with Dave, but something just isn’t right…

There are too many clues that don’t add up.

Can she convince the authorities to reopen the Kebndra’s murder case? Will Chris get captured? After the lady in the blue car comes back to terrorize her, Marie discovers dark secrets about her town and her family that lead her right to the jaws of the true predator. Will she be able to get out alive and with the proof she needs to have the true killer put behind bars so they can close this chapter once and for all?

The odds are against her… but she is determined to win.  (Amazon)

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Marriage is Murder?: A Cozy Historical Murder Mystery (The Posie Parker Mystery Series Book 9) by [L.B. Hathaway]YOU’RE INVITED!

Posie Parker is finally getting married in this stand-alone short mystery story by bestselling author L.B. Hathaway.

The date is Saturday 6th December, 1924. It’s snowing heavily outside, but in the little white Swiss Church in London, packed to the rafters with beautifully-dressed guests, everything is just right. All going to plan.

Or is it?

Where is the normal vicar? Who has changed all the flowers? And where the blazes is Posie’s beloved groom?

Don’t miss this short story. Goes perfectly with a glass of something sparkling!

Marriage is Murder? is full of intrigue and red herrings, and is the ninth book in the delightfully classic Posie Parker Mystery Series, although it can be enjoyed as a stand-alone story in its own right. A clean read, with no graphic violence, sex or strong language. This is a classic murder mystery which will appeal to fans of Agatha Christie and Downton Abbey


˃˃˃ THE POSIE PARKER MYSTERY SERIES available exclusively on Amazon:

‘Murder Offstage’ (Book #1)

‘The Tomb of the Honey Bee’ (Book #2)

‘Murder at Maypole Manor’ (Book #3)

‘The Vanishing of Dr Winter’ (Book #4)

‘Murder of a Movie Star’ (Book #5)

‘Murder in Venice’ (Book #6)

‘The Saltwater Murder’ (Book #7)

‘Murder on the White Cliffs’ (Book #8)

~more on the way!

To be the first to hear about L.B. Hathaway’s new releases sign up for the newsletter. (Amazon)

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Ripped Apart (A Ripple Effect Cozy Mystery, Book 5) by [Jeanne Glidewell, Alice Duncan]Nosy Senior Citizen Uncovers Murder Amid Hurricane Harvey in Ripped Apart, a Cozy Mystery from Jeanne Glidewell

–Rockport, Texas – September 2017–

Septuagenarians and full-time RVers Rip and Rapella Ripple head to Rockport, Texas, in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, to assist their daughter and son-in-law, Regina and Milo, with recovery from the horrific storm.

Rapella, with a nose for foul-play, suspects Regina’s missing neighbor may have been murdered amidst the maelstrom when she discovers a mysterious note. When an anonymous tipster turns up dead, Rapella is determined to find justice for both.

But with debris removal happening at a frenetic pace and new construction everywhere, evidence is disappearing fast, and Rapella may become the next mysterious disappearance.

From The Publisher: The Ripple Effect series will be enjoyed by fans of Joanne Fluke, Madison Johns, Ceecee James, and readers of cozy mysteries who enjoy light-hearted, clean & wholesome, mysteries featuring female amateur sleuths and senior citizens.

Don’t miss the Afterword with a special tribute to the determination and generosity of Rockport’s residents as they recovered from the devastation wrought by Hurricane Harvey on August 25, 2017.

“In a world that views aging and senior citizens obsolete, it is refreshing to read A Ripple Effect Cozy Mystery series by Jeanne Glidewell.” ~Cindy Travis, Reviewer

“It is not often a book makes me laugh aloud but Jeanne Glidewell never disappoints…” ~Yvonne P., Reviewer

“I hope this series continues. Being Rip and Rapellas’ age I am happy to see them featured in adventures. I can recommend this book to anyone who likes mysteries, cozy or not.” ~Anna, Reviewer

A Rip Roaring Good Time
Rip Tide

Ripped to Shreds
Rip Your Heart Out
Ripped Apart
Ripped Off

Leave No Stone Unturned
The Extinguished Guest
With This Ring
Just Ducky
The Spirit of the Season – a holiday novella
Cozy Camping
Marriage & Mayhem  (Amazon)

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Jane Darrowfield, Professional Busybody by [Barbara Ross]Jane Darrowfield is a year into her retirement, and she’s already traveled and planted a garden. She’s organized her photos, her recipes, and her spices.  The statistics suggest she has at least a few more decades ahead of her, so she better find something to do . . .
After Jane helps a friend with a sticky personal problem, word starts to spread around her bridge club—and then around all of West Cambridge, Massachusetts—that she’s the go-to girl for situations that need discreet fixing. Soon she has her first paid assignment—the director of a 55-and-over condo community needs her to de-escalate hostilities among the residents. As Jane discovers after moving in for her undercover assignment, the mature set can be as immature as any high schoolers, and war is breaking out between cliques.
It seems she might make some progress—until one of the aging “popular kids” is bludgeoned to death with a golf club. And though the automatic sprinklers have washed away much of the evidence, Jane’s on course to find out whodunit . . .  (Amazon)

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Love & Other Crimes: Stories by [Sara Paretsky]

“Sara Paretsky is a genius.” —LEE CHILD

From New York Times bestselling author Sara Paretsky, a collection of thrilling crime and detective short stories, many featuring legendary detective V.I. Warshawski—including a brand-new V.I. story.

New York Times bestselling author Sara Paretsky is the master of twisting suspense and compelling plots. She has been hailed by the crime community as “a legend” (Harlan Coben) and “one of the all-time greats” (Karin Slaughter). Her acclaimed novels featuring detective V.I. Warshawski have become one of the most celebrated series in modern fiction. Now in this spellbinding collection, Paretsky showcases her extraordinary talents with fourteen short stories, including one new V.I. story and seven other classics featuring the indomitable detective.

In “Miss Bianca,” a young girl becomes involved in espionage when she befriends a mouse in a laboratory that is conducting dark experiments. Ten-year-old V.I. Warshawski appears in “Wildcat,” embarking on her very first investigation to save her father. A hardboiled New York detective and elderly British aristocrat team up to reveal a murderer in Chicago during the World’s Fair in “Murder at the Century of Progress.” In the new title story, “Love & Other Crimes,” V.I. treads the line between justice and vengeance when the wrongful firing of a family friend makes him a murder suspect.

For longtime fans of V.I. Warshawski, new readers discovering her for the first time, or any lover of crime and bone-chilling suspense, Love & Other Crimes is a celebration of Paretsky’s exceptional storytelling skill and a searing exploration of the dark conspiracies and desperate human acts hiding in plain sight.  (Amazon)

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Witch Way to Secrets and Sorcery: A Witch Way Paranormal Cozy Mystery by [Jane Hinchey]

Tiny the giant fairy is intent on making life difficult for the residents of Whitefall Cove. But what happens when the cranky mechanic turns up dead in her garage?

Tiny and I have something in common. We share a birthday. So when a mysterious gift turns up on my doorstep that could have had me joining Tiny in the ever-after, I’m immediately suspicious. Add to that Tiny’s death was staged to look like an accident and I’m convinced foul play was involved.

While I’m busy searching for clues, Gran is busy creating havoc at her new role as Advanced Potion’s teacher at Drixworths Academy of Witchcraft and Wizardry. She’s already on her third warning and I fear the powers that be will not be embracing her unorthodox teaching methods anytime soon.

When another body drops, coincidentally sharing a birthday with Tiny and I, I have a sneaking suspicion the killer will not quit until I’m dead. With my birthday celebrations on hold, I call the murder club to order—we have a mystery to solve and a killer to catch.

This paranormal murder mystery will have you completely spellbound and laughing out loud!  (Amazon)

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TGranny Vigilante: Dark Web of Lies (Granny Vigilante Cozy Mystery Book 3) by [Susan Harper]here’s no such thing as coincidence when murder is involved

A cozy mystery from International Bestselling Author Susan Harper

Fran’s dark web activity has increased, and the consequences might be severe. When a random man winds up dead after she gets back one of her mystery boxes, she knows it’s no coincidence. She just has to figure out what means before Ronnie pays the price. Can Fran stop a killer before another person dies, this time, her new best friend?

Dark Web of Lies is the third book in the dark, comedic Granny Vigilante Cozy Mystery series. If you like stories where the criminals get what’s coming to them, you’re going to enjoy watching the Granny Vigilante in action.

Download Dark Web of Lies and start solving your next mystery today!

Always FREE on Kindle Unlimited  (Amazon)

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Despicable Desserts (Cozy Corgi Mysteries Book 17) by [Mildred Abbott]Hollywood comes to Estes Park, bringing lights, cameras, and murder…

The Cozy Corgi bakery is under renovation, and while Winifred Page loves that her best friend, Katie, is getting her dream bakery, the noise and chaos—not to mention the lack of dirty chai—is making more than her corgi sidekick, Watson, grumpy.

To afford the renovations, Katie has agreed to make the scandals of her childhood into a documentary. While she expected the project to be emotionally draining, the obnoxious producer combined with constant clashes between the interior designer and construction crew brings the tension to a breaking point.

All too soon, squabbles over marble and light fixtures, along with a filmmaker’s problematic artistic vision, pale in comparison to murder… captured on film. With Valentine’s Day approaching, romantic sparks fly as quickly as accusations, as Fred and Watson search for clues… and snacks.

To find a killer, much more than pastry crumbs will be uncovered…

(This culinary cozy mystery includes a recipe for heavenly oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.)  (Amazon)

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Forty-five minutes ago, the owner of an ancient Norfolk windmill joked happily with his visitors. Now he’s dead. An innocent accident or murder? Time is running out to uncover the truth.

Burt Bampton lived for his work – and preserving Norfolk’s heritage. How could a man used to skipping up and down the mill’s narrow stairs suddenly slip and fall? 

Detective Inspector Riley believes it to be a tragic accident.

Ant and Lyn think different, and as disturbing coincidences begin to emerge all the evidence points to murder. Greed, jealousy and betrayal take our amateur sleuths on a baffling journey to uncover the appalling truth.

Set in the evocative landscape of Norfolk, this compelling cozy murder mystery, with its thread of humour and hint of romance between our two lead characters will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.

Miller’s End is the fourth book in the Norfolk Cozy Mystery series that features fast-paced action, surprising plot twists and believable characters.

If you like the Faith Martin, Joy Ellis or Betty Rowland’s Mysteries, then you’ll love Keith Finney’s Norfolk Cozy Mystery thrillers.

Pick up Miller’s End to discover this exciting series today!  (Amazon)

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The Desert's Share (Michaela Sanchez Southwest Crime Thrillers Book 2) by [Shannon Baker]A MURDERED AID WORKER. A POLITICAL FIRESTORM. AND A KILLER ON THE LOOSE.

“…a lyrical page-turner with dialogue that crackles, a vivid understanding of the shades of justice, and a strong and complex female lead. Don’t miss this one.” —Jess Lourey, Amazon Charts bestselling author of Unspeakable Things

When rookie agent Michaela Sanchez receives a tip from her sister that someone has gone missing in the Tucson desert, she thinks she’s searching for a lost immigrant. What she finds is the murdered defendant of a high-profile local trial.

Lacy Hollander was a humanitarian aid worker, on trial for harboring felons after she sheltered illegal border crossers. When a conflict erupts with a local vigilante group, her murder ignites a political firestorm.

Concerned about her sister’s involvement, and taking heat at home from her activist daughter, Michaela takes it upon herself to investigate.

But repeated run-ins with the commander of the vigilante group and a series of escalating threats against aid workers make one thing clear…

…the violence hasn’t ended with Lacy’s death.

There is a killer on the loose.

And Michaela must untangle the mystery before he strikes again…

Award-winning author Shannon Baker delivers a gripping new thriller set in the desert Southwest. The Desert’s Share is perfect for fans of J.A. Jance, Nevada Barr, and Sue Grafton.  (Amazon)

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The Last Curtain Call (Haunted Home Renovation Book 8) by [Juliet Blackwell]A new ghoulish mystery from the New York Times bestselling author of A Ghostly Light featuring Mel Turner, a ghost-whispering contractor.

Mel Turner can’t resist the chance to bring the Crockett Theatre, a decrepit San Francisco Art Deco movie palace, back to life. But there’s a catch for Turner Construction: Several artists are currently squatting in the building, and they aren’t the only ones haunting the once-grand halls of the historic theater.…

When one of the squatters is found dead, the police department has a long list of suspects to investigate. Meanwhile, Mel and her fiancé, Landon, are remodeling an old house for themselves, and Mel finds being on the other side of a home renovation project more challenging than she expected. 

When Mel discovers that the former owner of the Crockett Theatre died under mysterious circumstances, and that there just might be a connection to the ghost haunting her own attic, the case takes a new turn—one that could bring down the curtain for the last time.  (Amazon)

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A Sprinkling of Murder (A Fairy Garden Mystery Book 1) by [Daryl Wood Gerber]Fairy garden store owner Courtney Kelly believes in inviting magic into your life. But when uninvited trouble enters her shop, she’ll need more than a sprinkling of her imagination to solve a murder . . .
Since childhood, Courtney has loved fairies. After her mother died when Courtney was ten, she lost touch with that feeling of magic. A year ago, at age twenty-nine, she rediscovered it when she left her father’s landscaping business to spread her wings and start a fairy garden business and teashop in beautiful Carmel, California. At Open Your Imagination, she teaches garden design and sells everything from fairy figurines to tinkling wind chimes. Now she’s starting a book club tea.
But the light of the magical world she’s created inside her shop is darkened one night when she discovers neighboring dog-grooming business owner Mick Watkins dead beside her patio fountain. To make matters worse, the police suspect Courtney of the crime. To clear her name and find the real killer, Courtney will have to wing it. But she’s about to get a little help from an unexpected source . . .

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Death Comes to Durham (A Dorothy Martin Mystery Book 23) by [Jeanne M. Dams]How can Dorothy Martin clear an elderly woman of murder, when she can’t remember if she did it or not?

American Anglophile Dorothy Martin and her husband, retired chief constable Alan Nesbit, are enjoying a pleasant, albeit rain-soaked, stay in the historic university city of Durham with their old friend David Tregarth. Castle tours and cathedral services fill their days as they wander up and down the steep, cobbled lanes of the medieval city. But the holiday comes to an abrupt halt when David’s elderly great-aunt is accused of the murder of a fellow patient at her nursing home.

How could a frail dementia sufferer commit such a terrible deed? Dorothy is determined to prove Aunt Amanda’s innocence, and launches into an unofficial investigation. But as she and David navigate their way amongst reckless students, inefficient police work and witnesses who have lost the ability to remember, the investigation soon becomes as twisty, slippery and treacherous as the damp cobblestones outside . . .  (Amazon)

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Kicked the Bucket: A Crying Over Spilled Milk Mystery (A Chelsea Lawson Cozy Mystery Book 3) by [CeeCee James]



Chelsea’s family life is pretty complicated. For starters, the family photo that she’s been carrying for her whole life has been a mystery in itself!
Before she can dig into her past, the present has taken a shocking turn… Chelsea finds a dead body in the pond and sitting on the shore is a bucket of flowers.
The more she learns about the dead man, the more she realizes he’s tied up in the knotted web of her own past. As the clues start to surface, Chelsea wonders if she’s better off leaving this one to the police.
Then a letter arrives threatening everything she ever loved. When the flowers begin to arrive, she realizes she can’t stop now or someone close to her will pay the ultimate consequence.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle


Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours–The Corpse With The Crystal Skull



I’m so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for author Cathy Ace and her new book The Corpse With The Crystal Skull.  This is the 9th book in her The Cait Morgan Mysteries.


The Corpse with the Crystal Skull (The Cait Morgan Mysteries)
Cozy Mystery
9th in Series
Publisher: Four Tails Publishing Ltd. (June 29, 2020)
Print Length: ~300 pages
Digital ASIN: B086FVBTTN

Purchase Links – Amazon – Kobo 


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The Corpse with the Crystal Skull (The Cait Morgan Mysteries)
by Cathy Ace

Seriously, if you can unravel the tangle of lies, betrayals, government secrets, missing papers and, well, what the crystal skull has to do with it all, before the clever Poirot-like denouement by the protagonist (who has seemed to be the most confused all along), you are a better chair-side detective than I am! Oh, and that locked room murder solution? Ve-r-r-y clever indeed!
~Here’s How It Happened




Welsh Canadian globetrotting sleuth, and professor of criminal psychology, Cait Morgan, is supposed to be “celebrating” her fiftieth birthday in Jamaica with her ex-cop husband Bud Anderson. But when the body of the luxury estate’s owner is discovered locked inside an inaccessible tower, Cait and her fellow guests must work out who might have killed him – even if his murder seems impossible. Could the death of the man who hosted parties in the 1960s attended by Ian Fleming and Noël Coward be somehow linked to treasure the legendary Captain Henry Morgan might have buried at the estate? Or to the mission Bud and his secret service colleagues have been sent to the island to undertake?


“…touches of Christie or Marsh but with a bouquet of Kinsey Millhone.” —The Globe and Mail

“A sparkling, well-plotted, and quite devious mystery…” —The Hamilton Spectator

“…a sympathetic amateur detective, a locked-room mystery, a small cast of colourful suspects, loving descriptions of food and drink, and a few red herrings thrown our way…with a nod to a fresh literary or filmic artifice in each novel in the series…” – Crime Fiction Lover



Born and raised in Wales, now-Canadian Cathy Ace is the author of the Cait Morgan Mysteries, featuring her Welsh Canadian criminology professor sleuth who travels the world tripping over corpses, and The WISE Enquiries Agency Mysteries, featuring a quartet of female PIs, working from a Welsh stately home. Both series are traditional, entertaining, and have been well reviewed.

Author Links:    Website    Facebook     Twitter: @AceCathy    GoodReads





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Review of Return to Sender

Return To Sender
A Mail Carrier Cozy Mystery, Book #4
Tonya Kappes
5 Stars

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“Romance, a lovable bunch of eccentrics, and a collection of recipes with murder most foul.”

“Scrumptious… Fans of culinary cozies will have fun.”
–Publishers Weekly

“A sweet Southern mystery with a delightful plot and quirky characters who quickly make you feel at home.”
–San Francisco Book Review

Bernadette Butler has a penchant for solving murders while keeping her ear low to the ground listening to gossip while on her mail carrier route.

Bernie tries to deliver a return to sender package and a certified letter to a local man and finds him dead.

When the death turns up suspicious, Bernie uses her amateur sleuthing skills along with the gossipy help of the Front Porch Ladies to cross reference who exactly in their small southern town stamped out the victim. (Goodreads)


Whenever you pick up a book written by this author, you know you are in for a real treat. They have a warm southern setting, engaging characters, an intriguing mystery and plenty of humor.

The characters are well rounded and well developed. Bernie and her friend, Iris, go way back and there is nothing that they would not do for the other. It was really great to get to spend some time with Bernie’s new granddaughter, she is one happy Mawmaw. Her and Mac, her longtime friend, have some issues to work through but I think they are okay. When someone turns up dead, Bernie, with the help of Iris and the Front Porch Ladies, works at solving the mystery. And when they are on the case, you never know what will happen.

The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and through much of the story, I felt like I was right there watching all of the action taking place. The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read. The mystery was well plotted and although I was pretty sure who the killer was, it did not detract from my enjoyment.

I would highly recommend this book, and series, to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery. Grab a copy and enjoy.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book and provided my honest review.


Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours–Cast Iron Stake Through The Heart



I’m so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for author Jodi Rath & Rebecca Grubb and her new book Cast Iron Stake Through The Heart.  This is the 4th book in their The Cast Iron Skillet Mystery Series.


Cast Iron Stake Through the Heart (The Cast Iron Skillet Mystery Series)
Cozy Mystery
4th in Series
Publisher: MYS ED LLC; 1 edition (May 29, 2020)
~200 Pages


Purchase Links – Amazon – B&N – Kobo


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On again, off again, ON AGAIN–Jolie Tucker and Mick Meiser are giving their relationship another try. Things seem to be working out for them so far, and love is on the menu all over Leavensport! An unexpected pregnancy with a surprising partner, a therapist pairs off with the chief of police, and the mayor of Leavensport falls for Jolie’s Aunt Fern!

Although Leavensport is serving up affairs of the heart, there are a lot of mysterious activities lurking in the air. The townspeople awake to find freshly dug empty holes throughout the fields that were recently up for sale under suspicious circumstances. Jolie and Ava believe they are taking a break from solving murders when they start teaching an online cooking course–until they witness one of their students take a stake through the heart!

Welcome to Leavensport, OH, where DEATH takes a DELICIOUS turn!





Moving into her second decade working in education, Jodi Rath has decided to begin a life of crime in her Cast Iron Skillet Mystery Series. Her passion for both mysteries and education led her to combine the two to create her business MYS ED, where she splits her time between working as an adjunct for Ohio teachers and creating mischief in her fictional writing. She currently resides in a small, cozy village in Ohio with her husband and her nine cats.

Author Links:  Webpage:   FB: FB Author Page:  Twitter @jodirath

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Rebecca Grubb utilizes her experience in the high school English classroom and her decades as a bookworm to coach writers and edit fiction and creative non-fiction. She enjoys reading and writing books, particularly mysteries and science fiction. She lives in a small town in Ohio with her husband and the three mischievous children.




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Review of For Pete’s Sake

For Pete’s Sake
A Pet Psychic Mystery, Book #4
Shannon Esposito
5 Stars

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A picture perfect wedding in paradise…what could possibly go wrong?

Pet boutique owner and reluctant pet psychic, Darwin Winters, is looking forward to watching her best friend and business partner, Sylvia, say “I do” to the man of her dreams. But when their wedding photographer turns up dead on the big day—and Sylvia’s superstitious mother believes his heart attack is a sign their marriage will be cursed—Sylvia’s dream wedding quickly becomes a nightmare.

Darwin only has a week to help her detective boyfriend prove the photographer’s death was not from natural causes before Sylvia’s family jets back home to Portugal, and the wedding is off for good.

As more than a few suspects come into focus—including Peter’s model clients, a rival photographer and the director of an animal shelter being investigated for fraud—time is running out. With just one clue from the photographer’s orphaned Yorkie pup to go on, can Darwin help save Sylvia’s wedding and capture a killer? Or will both justice and Sylvia’s wedding cake go unserved? (Goodreads)


The characters are well developed and well rounded. Sylvia, Darwin’s best friend and business partner, is getting married, That is, until her photographer is killed before he can do his job. Now Sylvia’s marriage is on hold because her mother will not give her blessing because she feels the murder is the work of the devil and the marriage is doomed. So Darwin has her work cut out for her, solving the murder within a week. With the help of her boyfriend, Will, who is in law enforcement, they will do what it takes to catch the culprit. There is a paranormal aspect to this book and I thought it added a lot to the story.

The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and these descriptions kept me engaged throughout the whole book. The writing style flows smoothly and the book was a quick easy read. The mystery was intriguing and well plotted, and I did not figure out the suspect until it was revealed at the end.

I would recommend this book, and series, to anyone who enjoys a well plotted paranormal cozy. I will be reading the next one very soon.


New Releases For The Week Of June 21st 2020–Part 3

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of June 21st, 2020. I am going to divide the list into 3 days because there are so very many of them for the week. Today is the third and final day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.


Paranormal Talent Agency Episodes 4-6 (Paranormal Talent Agency Collection Book 2) by [Heather Silvio]The final THREE episodes of season one of the Paranormal Talent Agency!

An Unexpected Sequel (Episode 4)
With the reluctant help of the Paranormal Talent Agency, a demon’s minion risks her life to save the supernatural being she’s been ordered to kill.

Jumping the Shark (Episode 5)
When a demon with precognitive abilities on the fritz finds herself unjustly accused of murder, she risks her heart to join with her angel ex-boyfriend to stop the real killer.

The Season Finale (Episode 6)
A Las Vegas television reporter will let nothing stop her investigation into the supernatural story of a lifetime, not even a murderous time-traveling ghost or a sexy were-panther.

Short & Sweet Paranormal Romance with Supernatural Suspense
Rated PG-13: appropriate for teenager to adult  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback













Till Death Do Us Part (Poireaut & Di Angeli Book 1) by [Dieter Moitzi]Come on board the Queen of Egypt and discover this new murder mystery full of witty dialogs, funny situations, and blooming love! Already short-listed for the French Gay Book Award 2020!
When Auntie Agathe invites Raphaël Poireaut, a young Parisian bartender, on a Nile cruise, he isn’t really thrilled. To stare at old stones together with a bunch of old codgers—why, thanks for the gift. Unsurprisingly the trip starts off badly enough. Not only does Raphaël have an unnerving confrontation with a handsome but standoffish and haughty Italian guy, but he has barely stepped on board the cruise ship when he stumbles upon a tourist… who has been stabbed to death.
The young Venetian Stefano di Angeli agrees to spend his vacation in Egypt with his best friend Grazia. He hasn’t had holidays for six years. But his first encounter with a young, angel-faced, curly-haired Frenchie brings back painful memories. Besides, what could be worse to start a Nile cruise than to discover a murder has been committed on board? Cazzo—fate seems to bear him a grudge!
While the Egyptian police led by Colonel Al-Qaïb are investigating the murder, Raphaël and Stefano find themselves swept away by the events… and by the blooming feelings that inexorably draw them closer. Will they manage to sort out the truth from the lies and find the murderer? Will they be able to resist this mutual attraction that seems to overwhelm them against their wills?
A new, funny and light adventure by the author of “The Stuffed Coffin”, the French version of which has won the French Gay Murder Mystery Award 2019.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle














Murder Under A Wolf Moon: A 1930s Mona Moon Historical Cozy Mystery Book 5 (A Mona Moon Mystery) by [Abigail Keam]


Madeline Mona Moon is not your typical young lady. She is a cartographer by trade, explorer by nature, and adventurer by heart. She has inherited a fortune from her uncle and is one of the richest women during the Great Depression. But there’s a problem. Mona attends an elegant party given by Elspeth Hopper, the daughter of a world-renowned archeologist of Egyptian Queen Ahsetsedek IV’s fame. Not long afterwards, Elspeth’s maid is found murdered,and the local sheriff considers Mona a suspect. That doesn’t sit well with Mona. She’s determined to clear her name and find out who killed the maid and why. When she discovers the low-down varmint, she’ll take care of him her way! She doesn’t carry a gun in her purse for nothing. That’s how Mona does things in 1934.  (Amazon)

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Apple of My Eye: Tiger's Eye Mysteries by [Alyssa Day]A detective who turns into a tiger. A pawn shop owner who can see how you’ll die. The criminals never had a chance.

If you enjoyed Sookie Stackhouse and True Blood, you’ll love Tess Callahan and the Tiger’s Eye mysteries. Tess and sexy shapeshifter Jack solve mysteries with supernatural flair, and the laughs fly as fast as the clues.” — New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Yasmine Galenorn.

When Tess starts receiving mysterious gifts from a stalker, addressed to “The Apple of My Eye,” she starts to worry. Because it’s Dead End, Florida, where dead bodies have been piling up faster than competitive pecan pies at the county fair. But when the gifts turn deadly, she and Jack know they have to solve the mystery and track down the stalker before they find another dead body … and this time it might be Tess!

Luckily, Tess has Jack to help her solve this case … because sometimes it takes a tiger’s eye to see the truth.

5 Stars: I laughed so hard I almost peed a little. (Amazon reviewer)
5 Stars: I fell out of bed laughing… (Amazon reviewer)
5 STARS: Fans of Charlaine Harris and Janet Evanovich will enjoy Dead Eye. Alyssa Day has done it again! She’s written a story that’s so much fun to read that you don’t want to put it down. (Reader review)  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle














Witchy Business: Dark Side Mysteries by [Kendra Ashe]Magic, Mystery, and Murder in Bayou Belle

There’s trouble brewing in Bayou Belle and Pepper Boucher’s life is about to descend into total chaos.
Graves Parish witches are seemingly disappearing into thin air. Pepper has no idea what’s happening to the young witches in her parish but she’d determined to find out, even if it kills her.
If this wasn’t bad enough, someone has also murdered her nemesis, and now the sassy witch’s ghost won’t leave her alone. To top it off, a dangerously hot vampire is stalking her for no apparent reason.

Can Pepper survive the prophecy of the vampire sisters?  (Amazon)

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Sleight of Hand (A Parlor Tricks Mystery Book 4) by [A.L. Kessler]


Lacey Willows isn’t your average witch. She’s quirky, she has a color-changing rabbit, and she works as a consultant for PI Trace McHue. Her newest case is a blast to her past of roleplaying games, which allowed her teenaged self to escape from real life, but when the magic from the game becomes real, things get weird.

Mysterious plants, crazy parents, and a handsome man keep her on her toes as she tries to figure out why a non-magical teenager is able to summon spells. Can Lacey figure it out before things go very wrong?  (Amazon)

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Mid-Century Monster (Solstice Properties Mysteries Book 3) by [A.M. Burns, Robert Brownson]


Looking for a new property to work on, Cin Kilkari stumbles on the perfect house, there aren’t even any skeletons in the backyard.
When they start working on the house, workers are scared of something. With a bit of digging, Cin and Chad find out the place has a murderous history, but none of the crimes have ever been solved.
Will they manage to find a way to survive the monstrous mid-century home, or will they and their crew be its next victims?
It will take both witch magic and shifter guile to survive and set the strangeness to rest.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle
















A Claw-some Affair (MEOW FOR MURDER Book 3) by [Addison Moore, Bellamy Bloom]A highly inaccurate psychic. A grumpy writer. And a corpse. Welcome to Starry Falls. Running from the mob can be murder.

Confession. I’m no psychic. But I can sort of see the future—albeit not accurately. And you better believe, I’ve never let that little detail stop me from prognosticating my way into a pickle. So when I ticked off the mob, the feds, and my wily ex, I decided to take my Uncle Vinny’s advice and start over with a new name and new hair color while relying on my old shtick—getting my psychic wires crossed and putting myself in danger.

Fall is in the air, and to celebrate there’s a masquerade ball at the Mortimer manor where socialites and dapper men abound. But when someone drops dead in the middle of the dance floor, fingers are pointed at everyone—including the deceased.

Shep is as ornery as ever. Whoever keeps sending me those threatening notes has grown far more brazen, and my insights to the future have not only increased, but I’ve just seen a glimpse of something that I want no part of. With my luck—that will be the only vision that comes to fruition just the way it’s threatened to.

Living in Starry Falls is proving to be deadly.

A laugh out loud cozy mystery by New York Times Bestseller Addison Moore and her partner in cozy crime, USA TODAY Bestseller Bellamy Bloom.

From the NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling author, Addison Moore— Cosmopolitan Magazinecalls Addison’s books, “…easy, frothy fun!”  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback













Death & Decluttering: A Good, Clean Cozy Mystery (Spark & Joy Book 1) by [Nancy McGovern]Joy Russo loves chaos. From her life as a busy reporter to her brawling, coffee-obsessed Italian family, there’s nothing she loves more than her messy, little life. Then the weird, slightly out-of-this-world Aurora Sparks arrives, whose life seems to revolve around creating order out of chaos.

The two of them have somehow ended up as roommates in the small Upstate New York town of Bent River, and the old adage that says “opposite attract” couldn’t be further from the truth! Sparks fly & tempers flare as each young lady tries to deal with the other’s eccentricities while not compromising their own values. Much easier said than done.

But when a man is found dead and Joy’s father is the prime suspect, the two must put aside their differences if they want to help him. They soon find that Joy’s tough, no-nonsense demeanor and Aurora’s ordered, structured nature perfectly complement each other when it comes to ferreting out clues. And thankfully so, as the danger threatens to escalate unless they can sort through the facts and solve this mystery in a hurry!

Death & Decluttering is the first cozy mystery adventure in Nancy McGovern’s new series, Sparks & Joy!  (Amazon)

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Dog-Gone Dead: A Low Country Dog Walker Mystery (Low Country Dog Walker Mystery Series Book 2) by [Jackie Layton]


Who’d have thought mulch could cause such a stink?

Low Country dog walker Andi Grace Scott is happy to score some free mulch from one of her brother’s landscaping jobs—until she discovers the dead body buried beneath the bark.

Worse, her brother’s landscaping tools were used to commit the murder. Once the police arrest her brother and seem happy to have “caught their man,” Andi Grace has no choice but to track down the real killer. She’ll risk everything to prove her brother’s innocence. Even if it means turning over every rock in town.

If you love small-town coastal life, dogs, and strong heroines, you’ll love Dog-Gone Dead.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













A Murderous Morsel (A Cat O'Reilly Cozy Mystery Book 1) by [Kait Jordan]Word on the streets of Caledonia Cove (what few there are) always held that my Grams had the Sight, something that allowed her to serve as the small town’s preeminent matchmaker and finder of lost things. She’s solved no fewer than five missing persons’ cases and even one homicide. But now my infuriating but beloved Grams has set her Evil Eye on me. More specifically, on my fiancé Donovan.

She swears he’s “not the one for me” because he’s hiding a huge secret. Even more incredibly, she bequeaths me a family heirloom she claims is the Dagda’s magical harp. It will supposedly allow me to dream a little dream of wrongdoing any time I play it before bed. Curiosity always killed me just like any other Cat, so I play it. And just like that, dreams of an innocent woman being murdered dance through my head.

I still don’t put much stock in the whole thing—until a body is found the next day. Exactly the way I dreamed it. The body belongs to Donovan’s ex-fiancé, and in my dreams his name was the last thing she uttered. Everyone believes he did it, and I’m no longer completely sure of his innocence myself. Now I have no choice but to solve this mystery to prove my fiancé’s innocence, or risk becoming the killer’s next victim.  (Amazon)

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Sniffing Out Sweet Secrets (Fairmont Finds Canine Cozy Mysteries Book 3) by [Cate Lawley]No more award-winning cupcakes in White Sage, Texas

Not when the baker behind the delicious treats is discovered dead by Zella and Fairmont.

Unfortunately, the baker’s death was no accident. Zella’s determined to find out, and she recruits her gang of meddling friends to help her.

Follow Fairmont and his favorite people as they track down the killer in this small-town cozy mystery.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle