New Releases For The Week Of May 31st, 2020–Part 3

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of May 31st, 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.


Cupcakes and Crime (Gold Valley Mysteries Book 1) by [April Browne]The grand opening of Magnolia Winery is sure to make a splash until the General Manager is found dead in the wine cellar. Sophia Bell, owner of Mama Ginger’s Bakery and not a not very skilled kitchen witch, is hired to cater the highly anticipated event.

But the job is no icing on the cake, especially when she winds up as the prime suspect in the murder investigation. 

Her mother’s legacy on the line, Sophia launches her own investigation. With the help of her southern assistant, some honesty magic, and two fluffy dogs, Sophia uncovers a secret she never thought possible.

A murderer is living in Gold Valley, and Sophia is next on the list.   (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback













Gone to Darkness (Sydney Rose Parnell Book 4) by [Barbara Nickless]From a Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Newly minted homicide detective Sydney Parnell faces a savage killer whose endgame is to capture her. And keep her.

Iraqi war vet and former railway cop Sydney Parnell is now the youngest homicide detective in Denver’s Major Crimes Unit. In the past, gut instinct has served her and her K9 partner well. But it’s not a trait Len Bandoni, her old nemesis turned reluctant mentor, admires. Not until Sydney’s instincts lead to their first case: a man tortured and beaten to death, then left in a refrigerated train car with cryptic messages carved into his body.

The victim is a well-liked member of an elite club called the Superior Gentlemen. At first glance, the club appears harmless. But beneath its refined surface swim darker currents.

As Sydney; her K9 partner, Clyde; and Bandoni investigate the grisly murder, the three develop a bond that carries them through a shocking series of crimes and a horrifying conspiracy that threatens the detectives’ lives and promises to bring their beloved city to its knees.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook













Twister Terror: Murder In Season - Book 3 by [Anne Shillolo]Deadly secrets from the past are spinning out of control. It’s a whirlwind wrap-up to the Murder In Season series.
A sudden death and a killer storm have injured cop Claire Beckett desperate to find a link and solve the crime. The deadline for her disciplinary hearing is looming and this might be her last chance to clear her name and get her badge back.
A tornado in Claire’s hometown reveals more than wind damage. In the aftermath of the twister, she discovers a decades-old murder hidden within a present day disaster. But how does it connect to the hit-and-run death of a newspaper journalist and the threats to her friend Catriona West, a television weather reporter?
Claire is still dog-sitting Kojak, and he chases down the arsonist who targets her home. The firebug escapes but Kojak returns with a clue. Claire is tempted to send him after Catriona’s boss, the TV station owner, because it sure looks like he’s hiding something.
An early morning kayak ride turns up some evidence and an aging developer reveals connections between several local figures. But the solution to the crimes is still a frustrating puzzle with a piece missing. Claire can’t use her police department contacts or resources, because everyone there still thinks she was responsible for her boss’s death. She believes the only answer is to not only prove her own innocence but put a name to the real killer.
Meanwhile, Miles Gallagher, Claire’s neighbor from the lake, comes home to the city just in time to see his house damaged by the tornado. They wonder, could the root of the crimes be tied to municipal corruption?
For sure there’s a money trail to follow, and a killer with one eye on the calendar and the other on Claire. Time is running out.
Twister Terror is Book 3 of the Murder In Season cozy mystery series.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback














Breader Off Dead: A Haunted Lodge Cozy Mystery (Haunted Lodge Cozy Mysteries Book 5) by [Tegan Maher]Things are finally looking up for Toni. The lodge is almost finished, she has an amazing boyfriend, and the town she chose as her new home is turning out to be a dream come true. Now if people would just stop getting themselves murdered!

When Gabe, the sheriff, finds his ex-wife dead in a hotel room, he shoots to the top of the suspect list. After all, there’s never a better suspect than an angry ex. It doesn’t help when her ghost shows up with no memory but a huge attitude.

That leaves it up to Toni and Dee to solve the murder and put a restless ghost to rest before the new temporary sheriff in town throws the book at his boss. Not to fear, though. It’s not the first time they’ve had to solve a murder against the odds.

Join Toni, Dee, Maisey, and crew on their latest crime-solving adventure and meet some new friends along the way.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Granny Vigilante: Going Rogue (Granny Vigilante Cozy Mystery Book 2) by [Susan Harper]A rogue cop and a vigilante granny. A perfect combination for kicking some serious criminal butt!

A cozy mystery from International Bestselling Author Susan Harper

Now that Fran is back in the criminal busting game, she decides it’s time to up her game. And going rogue is the only option. With the help of some new friends, she looks to bring down another criminal and keep the streets of Toronto safe for all.

Going Rogue is the second 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 Going Rogue and start solving your next mystery today!

Always FREE on Kindle Unlimited  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Dream a Little Dream (A Darcy Sweet Cozy Mystery Book 28) by [K.J. Emrick]A missing trophy… murder… another mystery to solve…

With Valentine’s day just days away and their preparations still up in the air, Jon is approached by the new Mayor of Misty Hollow with a rather unusual problem.

The trophy of the annual SpringFest has been stolen from a locked room in the Town Hall.

But why would anyone steal it? It has no monetary value at all.

There must be more to it than first meets the eye!

Stranger still, there are reports of a prowler outside a mans house. Things escalate when that same man is found dead in own home.

Jon and Darcy don’t know what’s really going on, but it can’t be all a coincidence.

Will they be able to work it all out and find the true culprit before they find themselves in jeopardy?

And does this have anything to do with Darcy’s persistent nightmare that has been plaguing her for several months?

Get your copy of Dream a Little Dream to find out!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Whisked Warnings (The Donut Mysteries Book 49) by [Jessica  Beck]

The First Time Ever Published!

The 49th Donut Mystery

Whisked Warnings

When the contractor working next door to Donut Hearts is assaulted and nailed to the wall of ReNEWed, the town is quick to suspect Gabby Williams, and unless and until Mike “Darrel” Masters regains consciousness, Suzanne must work to figure out what really happened at the jobsite in the middle of the night, or Gabby will be convicted in the eyes of the people of April Springs!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

















Murder at the Abbey: A Redmond and Haze Mystery Book 2 (Redmond and Haze Mysteries) by [Irina Shapiro]When the body of a young woman is found near the ruins of a haunted abbey, everyone assumes she died of fright. A postmortem examination tells a different story. Not only was Elizabeth Barrett poisoned, but the lethal dose of cyanide must have been administered by someone close to her—someone she trusted, who may have known her secret.

As Captain Redmond and Constable Haze delve into the victim’s seemingly ordinary life, they learn she wasn’t the proper, biddable wife everyone believed her to be. With no clear motive for the murder and no obvious suspects, the trail soon grows cold. But the killer is closer than they imagined, waiting to strike with deadly force should they discover the truth.

This is the second installment of the exciting Redmond and Haze mysteries, perfect for fans of Arthur Conan Doyle, Anne Perry, and C.S. Harris.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback















Bedlam: An Alexander Gregory Thriller (The Alexander Gregory Thrillers Book 3) by [LJ Ross]FROM THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE DCI RYAN MYSTERIES

In a world gone mad, who can you trust?

Fresh from a high-profile case in the Paris fashion world, elite forensic psychologist and criminal profiler Dr Alexander Gregory receives a call from the New York State Homicide Squad. The wife of a notorious criminal has been admitted to a private psychiatric hospital and can no longer testify in his upcoming trial. Without her, their case will collapse but, amidst reports that the staff are as unpredictable as their patients, who can the police trust?

In desperation, they turn to an outsider and now Gregory must find the courage to step inside the fortified walls of Buchanan Hospital to uncover the truth. The question is, will he ever be the same again?

Murder and mystery are peppered with dark humour in this fast-paced thriller set amidst the spectacular Catskill Forest.

“LJ Ross keeps company with the best mystery writers” – The Times

“A literary phenomenon” – Evening Chronicle

“LJ Ross is the Queen of Kindle” – Sunday Telegraph  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback,  Audiobook












The Christmas Fair Killer (A Tish Tarragon mystery Book 3) by [Amy Patricia Meade]


Christmas, cookies and a corpse: Tish Tarragon is drawn into a deadly puzzle when a young actress is murdered at the Hobson Glen Holiday Fair.

Literary caterer Letitia ‘Tish’ Tarragon has pulled out all the stops for her booth at the Hobson Glen Holiday Fair, theming her appetising offerings around the festive performances by the Williamsburg Theatre Group. But when Tish meets the cast, she is surprised by the hostility between members of the allegedly close-knit troupe, centred around their star actress, the beautiful, talented yet mysterious ing�nue, Jenny Inkpen.

Determined to spread some Christmas cheer, Tish volunteers to deliver breakfast to the eight actors, but is horrified to discover Jenny dead in her trailer the next morning. As Tish attempts to find out more about the group’s leading lady, she soon uncovers lies, jealousy and a series of shocking secrets. Can Tish expose a cold-blooded killer before the fair is over?  (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover













The Murderous Monster and the Stony Gaze: A Point Muse Cozy Paranormal Mystery: Book Three by [Kelly Ethan]There’s a murder at the pet show, a monster on the loose and a nosy librarian turned sleuth. Let the mayhem begin…

Xandie Meyers and Point Muse had settled into a peaceful routine after a spate of supernatural murders and mayhem. But the peace is upset with the grand opening of Point Muse Springs Resort and its drawcard event, the Supernatural Pet and Familiar Show—S.P.A.F.S for short.

Not everyone is happy with the resort opening and the pet show coming to town. A series of accidents, hoof and horn disease and gastro plagues the contestants.

But when the competition favorite is turned to stone and the show takes a fatal turn, the prime suspect is Amelia Harrow. Witch, Vet, pet show hater and Xandie’s Aunt.

Xandie has no choice but to turn Sherlock librarian and go undercover at the pet show with a trash-talking pug named Colin.

It’s time to pet up, win the show and solve a murder…

Can Xandie survive long enough to navigate her freaky new world? Or will things that go bump in the night have her for a midnight snack?

If you like snarky dialogue, murder and mayhem then you’ll love the next installment in Kelly Ethan’s Point Muse Mysteries, a new cozy paranormal mystery series.

Unlock the mayhem of The Murderous Monster and the Stony Gaze!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle











Mist Across the Waves by [Victoria LK Williams]Morgan knew she didn’t want to go out to sea…now she knew why.

The simple act of a surprise birthday party brings trouble from the depths off Pearl Island, and Morgan is forced to solve a murder and confront the threat to the island. It’s her destiny to protect Pearl Island and it’s residence, just as it’s Cora’s destiny to try and destroy Morgan.

The sea witch is full of trickery and malice as she tries to lure a group of ocean salvage divers with the promise of gifts from the sea. But Morgan, with the help of her friends Gabe Holleran and the Colbright sisters, plans her own  slight-of-hand.

Who will win this battle? As Morgan tries to find the murderer, she also finds more about the history of Pearl Island and the roles the Seaver Family has played in the battles against the tricks and deceptions of the sea witch.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback














Maggie and the Whiskered Witness (A Carita Cove Mystery Book 6) by [Barbara Cool Lee]

Maggie’s dog-training buddy drops off her German Shepherd for a play date–then disappears. Soon Maggie begins to wonder if her friend could be leading a deadly double life.

Maggie McJasper is starting over in a little California beach town. She has a craft shop, a nice circle of friends, and a handsome movie star who keeps flirting with her. Life would be pretty great if she could just stop stumbling over dead bodies….

The Carita Cove romantic mysteries are fun and heartwarming reads, with no swearing or love scenes, and no gruesome violence to keep you up at night. Collect them all:

1. Maggie and the Black-Tie Affair

2. Maggie and the Inconvenient Corpse

3. Maggie and the Mourning Beads

4. Maggie and the Empty Noose

5. Maggie and the Hidden Homicide

6. Maggie and the Whiskered Witness

7. Maggie and the Serpentine Script

8. Maggie and the Rattled Rake

Editions Available:  Kindle













A Salt and Battery (A Harley and Davidson Mystery Book 11) by [Liliana Hart, Louis Scott]


Rusty Gun, Texas will never be the same once filming for the wildly popular reality television program, Top Shelf Chef cooks up more of a mystery than hot entrees. Death makes for an exciting recipe where Agatha and Hank are serving it up. Hot off the heels of their engagement story, wedding planning and forensic evidence don’t make for a very good reception.. Unless you’re the crime-fighting couple of course. From Liliana Hart, the New York Times bestselling author of the J.J. Graves Mystery Series, and husband Louis Scott, comes a scintillating new entry in their fun and page-turning Harley and Davidson Mysteries.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle
















Snow Way Out (Alaska Cozy Mystery Book 15) by [Wendy Meadows]Will Sarah survive a deadly game being carried out by two cruel clowns? Or will she finally fall victim to a new shadow that is hungry to destroy her?

When Sarah is invited to be a guest on a new pregnancy game show in Los Angeles, she leaves her home in Snow Falls, Alaska with her husband and best friend expecting to enjoy a nice, fun vacation. And why not? Sarah is four months pregnant and looking forward to a bright new future after killing the snowman of her nightmares. And at first, everything seems wonderful and exciting.

But then, just as the game show begins, murder rears its ugly head. The host of the game show is poisoned to death. Before Sarah can react, the studio the game show is being held in is cleared out and two creepy clowns appear. Sarah, Amanda, and three other people are taken hostage—and forced to participate in a new type of game created by a man who is out for revenge and power. The new game forces Sarah to use her cop skills to overcome the dangers hiding in the shadows.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle















What was to be a wonderful honeymoon has turned into a nightmare as people are being murdered, and Shelly Gale’s husband is the security guard’s number one suspect. 

Join Shelly, Curly, and Tucker in this exciting and fast-paced sequel to A Vengeful Spirit as they track down the real guilty party aboard a Caribbean cruise ship. Book 2, A Shelly Gale Mystery  (Amazon)
Editions Available:  Papeeback


Give up the Ghost: A Paranormal Cozy Mystery Romance (Ghost Detective Book 2) by [Jane Hinchey]Never in my almost thirty years did I think my new normal would be talking to ghosts, yet here we are.

After inheriting a PI business, I find my clients are more incorporeal than not and are relying on me to solve their untimely deaths. Unfortunately, being a magnet for ghosts has its downside. Hello? Lack of privacy, for starters. Not to mention looking like a looney tune for holding animated conversations with myself. But the biggest problem? Their killers don’t want me on the case.

Now I have a new mystery to solve. Local psychic Myra Hansen woke up dead and she’s none too happy about it. Seems she didn’t see that one coming! Together with my ghostly best friend, a talking cat, and Captain Cowboy Hot Pants—or, as he likes to be called, Detective Kade Galloway—I’m in yet another race against time.

Catch a killer before the killer catches me.

Join Audrey Fitzgerald in the Ghost Detective series, a paranormal cozy mystery featuring a talking cat, a ghost, and a murder to solve.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Amazon