New Releases For The Week Of May 31st, 2020–Part 4

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



Dinners and Disasters in Las Vegas: A Tiffany Black Mystery (Tiffany Black Mysteries Book 21) by [A.R. Winters]

A Cupcakes-and-Crime Caper

Tiffany Black and her friend Ian investigate the death of a diner at Dimmer Dinners – a mysterious poisoning in a locked room.

Tiffany learns about Emily’s dangerous new case, and she and Jack try to learn the truth about what happened to Ryan and Stone.

Meanwhile, Ian has to deal with Sally’s ex-boyfriend showing up and trying to steal the day…

Praise for A.R. Winters:

“You fall in love with Tiffany Black from the start, and the mystery starts immediately” – Melissa Greenberg, Top 1000 Reviewer

“Fans of Stephanie Plum, meet Tiffany Black, A.R. Winters’s new heroine.” – Rea,

“The perfect balance of being lighthearted, but still a serious page-turning mystery.” – Jaycie D,

Dinners and Disasters in Las Vegas is the twenty-first book in The Tiffany Black in Las Vegas Mystery Series. Though it can be read as a standalone, it’s best read in series order.

This is a lighthearted cozy mystery featuring a strong female protagonist, some unusual friends and family, and a mystery that needs solving! It has no graphic gore, bad language or sex.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Killing Time (A Dodie O'Dell Mystery Book 6) by [Suzanne Trauth]BAD BLOOD
With Halloween just around the corner, Dodie O’Dell is making preparations to transform the Windjammer Restaurant on the Jersey Shore into a haunted house, while the Etonville Little Theatre is staging Dracula. But casting the titular Transylvanian is proving challenging. The amateur actors in the company are not shy about chewing the scenery, but who among them can convincingly sink their fangs into a victim’s neck? When a mysterious newcomer with a transfixing Eastern European accent lands the part, rumors that he might be an actual vampire start to take flight—not unlike the bat who’s recently been spotted in the town park.
But everyone’s blood really runs cold when a stranger is found in the cemetery with a real stake in his heart. Dodie decides to put her Halloween theme menu on the back burner and stick her neck out to bring the killer into the light of day. She’d better keep her wits about her, though—or Dodie may be the next one to go down for the Count . . .  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback















The Hand That Feeds You (The Dulcie Chambers Mysteries Book 6) by [Kerry J Charles]


As if running an art museum wasn’t enough, Dr. Dulcinea Chambers now finds herself in battle with the new board of directors chair, Vanessa Rich, who is on a ruthless quest to trim the budget in any way she can. Her cost-cutting measures will begin with selling off Dulcie’s antique office furniture, much to Dulcie’s bewilderment. Detective Nicholas Black is no less perplexed when falconry expert Esmerelda Graves barges into the police station insisting that one of her prized birds has been murdered. Ulterior motives are certainly at play as Dulcie finds that Vanessa stands to profit from the sales, while Nick learns that Esmerelda’s raptors are carrying tiny video cameras. When the seemingly disconnected worlds of these two shady women begin to intertwine, and a most certainly murdered person turns up where the dead bird was found, Dulcie and Nick need hawk-like precision to determine why… before someone else falls prey.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle
















The Case of The Trashed Train: Book Two: The Crystal Shores Cozy Mysteries by [CHRISSY CHASE]The Tenth Annual National Sand Sculpture Competition was being held at Crystal Shores!

It might have been the Tenth Annual Competition, but it was the first time it was being hosted by the tiny town of Crystal Shores and new Mayor Peter Parker and Council Member Lizzie Halpern were Co-Chairpersons of the wildly popular event.

Local developer Otis O’Reilley decided to make a real splash and bring in a famous Australian Sand Artist so he’d win the $10,000 Prize for the best commercial sculture. Not to be outdone, rivals Pacifica Developments hired local sculptor Manny Greenwell to design and build their entry to beat Otis.

Award-winning sand artists from around the country who’d come to Crystal Shores had their own ideas about who was going to win, and competition promised to be fierce.

After all, there was more than one $10,000 prize available, and the best entry would probably win two of them, not to mention a Silver Cup and bragging rights!

Some people were determined to win, by fair means or foul.

It was up to Police Chief Thea Monroe and her Acting Detective Jeff Dooley to make sure everything stayed trouble free.

$10,000 was a lot of money — enough for somebody to decide to trash the competition so they could win!

Who was it? Police Chief Thea Monroe had an idea, but she had to prove it.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












Cape Menace: A Cape May Historical Mystery (Cape May Historical Mystery Collection Book 1) by [Amy M. Reade]The year is 1714. Two years have passed since Ruth Hanover vanished into the wilderness of the New Jersey colony without a trace, leaving behind her husband, William, and their daughter, Sarah. Though William and Sarah have never stopped hoping that Ruth will return, as time goes by it becomes less and less likely they will ever see her again.

Now William is acting strangely. He won’t tell Sarah why he’s conducting business with a mysterious stranger in the middle of the night, he won’t explain the sudden increase in his income, and he won’t share with her what people in town are
saying about her mother’s disappearance.

When the time comes for Sarah to face her father’s secrets and figure out why her mother never came home that December day in 1712, what she learns will shock her tiny community on the New Jersey cape and leave her fighting for her life.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback















Slip Stitch Slaying (Cody Costin Cozy Mystery Book 2) by [Sharyn Bradford Lunn]

Talk about a killer stitch-up!

After surviving a sketchy encounter with a murderer at her home in Evergreen, Colorado, Cody Costin heads for her grandmother’s B&B in the nearby town of Bailey for some much-needed downtime. Her grandmother is hosting a knitting retreat during the weekend Cody arrives. Even though Cody would prefer to kick up her feet with her chocolate lab, Snickers, at her side, she offers to help with the guests’ care.
After all, it’s a knitting retreat … what could go wrong? Right?
Wrong. Her grandmother’s best friend is found dead in the foyer of the quaint B&B.
Law enforcement has a suspect in mind, and it hits close to home for Cody, who is not convinced and is compelled to stitch up her plans to unravel the mystery.

Slip Stitch Slaying is the second book in a captivating cozy mystery series set in and around the beautiful state of Colorado. If you’re young at heart and enjoy contemporary mysteries with a twist that you won’t see coming, then you’ll love this unique whodunit.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












A Medium Education (A Lost Souls Lane Mystery Book 6) by [Erin Huss]My name is Zoe Lane, and I see dead people.

Over the last year, I have confronted criminals, solved murders, saved lives, had multiple brushes with death, looked into the eyes of a serial killer, and stared down the barrel of a gun. I thought I knew stress.

I thought wrong.

In all my life I have never experienced anything as stressful as the pickup zone at Trucker Middle School. There are kids everywhere, people are honking and cursing, and a mom in a minivan just flipped me the bird because I didn’t pull my car up fast enough.

These parents would lay off the horn if they knew what was at stake. I’ll bet none of them have a ghost sitting next to them, nor are they in charge of picking up the ghost’s still living child. Yet here I am with Dr. Connie Batch. This morning, she blasted into my room, having just been killed by an unidentified man in a mask. She’s afraid her husband and son could be next. Now it’s my job to find the killer and protect her family before anyone else dies—including me.

Also, has anyone seen my cat?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Deadly Sweet Tooth (Vintage Sweets Mysteries Book 2) by [Kaye George]Vintage sweets, a deadly surprise, and a mischievous Maine Coon cat—Deadly Sweet Tooth is the delightful cozy mystery you’ve been waiting for!
In a darling tourist town like Fredericksburg, Texas, a vintage sweet shop offering delicious old-fashioned favorites is a perfect fit—until someone decides to debut a recipe that’s lusciously lethal… 

With Tally’s Old Tyme Sweets finally—well, almost—turning a profit, Tally Holt is taking one busy Saturday off to host a grand party for her parents, traveling performers who spend most of their time on the road. Tally’s counting on the publicity and free treats to attract new customers. And the event is a sweet success—at least until Fran Abraham, the town’s foul-tempered theater director, drops dead after a bitter confrontation with Tally’s mother.
Murder was definitely not on Tally’s menu, but it’s clear that Fran’s death wasn’t natural. The list of possible culprits includes not just Tally’s mom, but her protective dad too. Relying on Yolanda Bella, her best friend and the proprietor of Bella’s Baskets next door, for help, Tally will need to unwrap the sticky pasts and unsavory presents of everyone from her own parents to her new hires before Fran’s death sours everybody on her fledgling shop….
Recipe included! And this one promises not to kill…  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback













The Ivy Hart Mystery Series: Books 1-3 (Ivy Hart Series Box Sets Book 1) by [Jessica King]This is the complete first box set in Jessica King’s mesmerizing Ivy Hart Series. You can get the first three mystery novels in the series : The Darkness, The Poison and The Blood.

The Darkness Of Ivy: Over a decade ago, Ivy Hart found the dead body of her mother along with a calling card that has haunted her for years. Now a detective for the LAPD, Ivy is put on the case of a serial killer whose murders of young women are made even more chilling by the SAME tell-tale calling card left with the bodies—one that Ivy can never forget.
While tracking the killer, Ivy discovers a conspiracy organization known as the Kingsmen who hunt women they believe to be witches. The startling discovery leads Ivy one step closer to solving the deaths of all the women, and the secrets behind the death of her mother too.

The Poison Of Ivy: Detective Ivy Hart of the LAPD thought she had brought down the Kingsmen, a conspiracy organization that kills women they believe to be witches, but when several women begin showing up dead at a chillingly fast pace, Ivy realizes the nightmare is far from over. Accompanied by her partner, Detective Vince Benton, Ivy dives deeper into the dark and insidious world of the Kingsmen but this time the consequences are grim. Will Ivy overcome her demons and beat the Kingsmen once and for all, or will the darkness be too much for her to handle?

The Blood Of Ivy: Taking their investigation to Europe, Ivy and her partner, Detective Vince Benton, make a shocking discovery about the murderer that leads them into the dark underbelly of the church and connects back to the man suspected of killing Ivy’s mother over a decade ago.
As the ghosts of Ivy’s past catch up to her present, she is determined to piece together the clues before another life is lost. Will Ivy finally put an end to the ruthless Kingsmen and finally found out exactly what happened to her mother once and for all?

This has been described as being a “genius” psychological thriller series similar to Nancy Drew, Willow Rose and AJ Rivers. The Ivy Hart Series will keep you hooked and addicted till the very end.
Scroll up and one click to start reading this NOW!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Murder at St Margaret: A humorous paranormal cozy mystery (Oxford Key Mysteries Book 1) by [Lynn Morrison]WELCOME TO OXFORD, WHERE KNOWLEDGE AND MAGIC LIVE ETERNALLY EVERY AFTER

When Natalie Payne accepts the Head of Ceremonies role at the University of Oxford, her first assignment is planning the spectacular autumn gala at St Margaret College. However, her plans are dashed when she finds their famed chef dead in the kitchen.

If that discovery isn’t enough, the cat following her around is actually a four-hundred-year-old wyvern. He’s got news for her: Nat’s a prefect, with the magic of Oxford running in her veins.

Nat’s got to solve the murder, find a new chef for the gala and get to the bottom of why Oxford’s magic is acting up. With the help of her wyvern, a band of Eternals and the savviest assistant who ever existed, Nat is sure to be a success.

But can she do it before St Margaret loses its connection to the magic of Oxford?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback














Credible Threat (Ali Reynolds Series Book 15) by [J.A. Jance]Ali Reynolds and her team at High Noon Enterprises must race against the clock to save an archbishop who faces mysterious death threats in yet another “incredible” (Suspense Magazine) installment of J.A. Jance’s New York Times bestselling series.

Years after her son’s fatal overdose, grieving mother Rachel Higgins learns that his addiction may have grown out of damage suffered at the hands of a pedophile priest while he was in high school. Looking for vengeance, she targets the Catholic Church’s most visible local figure, Archbishop Francis Gillespie. When the archbishop begins receiving anonymous threats, local police dismiss them, saying they’re not credible. So he turns to his friends, Ali Reynolds and her husband, B. Simpson.

With B. out of the country on a cybersecurity emergency, it’s up to Ali to track down the source of the threats. When a shooter assassinates the archbishop’s driver and leaves the priest himself severely injured, Ali forms an uneasy alliance with a Phoenix homicide cop in hopes of preventing another attack. But Ali doesn’t realize that the killer has become not only more unhinged but also more determined to take out his or her target.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:   Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook














Paws and Effect (The Barking Mad Mysteries Book 3) by [Scarlett English]A birthday, a ballet, and another dead body.

Sounds like another Barking Mad Mystery.

Veterinary surgeon Ella Knight and police sergeant Garrett O’Leary are soon on the case, especially when Ella’s best friend Maisie is accused of the deadly deed.

Accusations are made and Garrett struggles to keep Ella from becoming too involved with the investigation before she gets arrested herself.

With threats becoming real and a murderer on the loose, can Garrett and Ella survive both a cut-throat home made wine competition and a deadly line-dancing demonstration and still find out who the killer is before the killer decides to go and find Ella?

Before Ella finds herself in a situation even Garrett can’t get her out of?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle














Teen Spirit: Haunted Everly After Book 4.5 by [ReGina Welling, Erin Lynn]




Ghosts are always cold, Everly Dupree has learned that fact from experience. Felicity Banner isn’t just a cold ghost, she’s also a cold case, and she wants her killer brought to justice.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle



















The Monstrous Seven (A Hannah Hickok Witchy Mystery Book 4) by [Lily Harper Hart]Life is going well for Hannah Hickok. Her business – a cosplay western town in Kentucky – is thriving and she’s even interviewing bartenders so she can finally take on different duties in her new world. All that comes to a screeching halt when a guest grabs what’s supposed to be a prop gun and fires it at another guest during an altercation.
Suddenly, death is calling in Casper Creek … and it’s wearing many masks.
Hannah is thrown by the brutality of the action. She’s also confused why her boyfriend Cooper Wyatt was acting out of sorts right before it happened. The questions about exactly what happened are only compounded when the coroner comes back with a shocking report: There was no bullet found in the body and the manner of death is undetermined.
In short order, an FBI agent is put in charge of the case, Casper Creek is shut down, and Hannah and Cooper are plunged into a sundry world of magical creatures with death and destruction on the brain. Thanks to a tip from local witch Astra, Hannah soon realizes she’s grappling with something bigger than she’s ever dealt with before … and it will be seven times as deadly.
War is coming. Hannah’s magic is still a work in progress but she’s going to be put through the paces on this one. She has a new family. It will be up to her to save them when magical forces collide
Is she up to the challenge?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Audiobook













Ghost Ups Her Game (A Bailey Ruth Ghost Novel Book 9) by [Carolyn Hart]New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Hart’s warm-hearted sleuth returns in the ninth Bailey Ruth Ghost Novel, with a case that will test even her Heavenly powers

After a busy morning dispatching emissaries from Heaven’s Department of Good Intentions to those in need, Bailey Ruth Raeburn is feeling flush with success. So when an urgent call for help comes through from her old hometown, she can’t resist taking on the mission herself. After all, what could go wrong?

With the shouted warning of her boss, Wiggins – “Irregular! Problematic!” – ringing in her ears, she arrives to face a shocking scene: Professor Iris Gallagher leaning over the corpse of her colleague Matt Lambert, the murder weapon clutched in her hand.

Bailey Ruth is only sent to help the innocent, but things are looking very black for Iris. With Wiggins breathing down her neck, and her old friend Police Chief Sam Cobb casting doubt on her every theory, Bailey Ruth must uncover the truth – or this could be the last trip to earth she’s ever allowed to make.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook















Black Cats, Corpses and the Pumpkin Pantry: A Bohemian Lake Cozy Mystery (Haunted House Flippers Book 5) by [Rachael Stapleton]If you love the changing of the leaves, legends of lunacy, and pandemonium in the pumpkin patch, you’ll want to one-click this book today!

Jack & Juniper are back, ripping up old carpets & exposing the secrets beneath in Black Cats, Corpses & the Pumpkin Pantry, Rachael Stapleton’s fifth installment in the hilarious Bohemian Lake mystery series.

House flippers Jack & Juniper agree to fix up the Von Tassel mansion, an old Dutch farmhouse estate known as Sleepy Hollow, which happens to be hosting this year’s Haunted Pumpkin Patch festivities. They’re expecting old carpets, and warped posts, not a revolutionary war ghost.

But when some of Bohemian Lake’s local teens come across a body in the pumpkin patch, they nearly lose their heads.

Juniper thinks the headless horseman is just a silly ghost story. Until the body turns out to belong to a missing local. After that, another death occurs with a scandalous connection to the Sleepy Hollow Estate. Now rumors of the Hessian soldier once again rise up from the grave and gallop across the lips of the Bohemian locals.

It’s up to Juniper and her friends to chase down the town’s notorious killer. Will they be treated to a Halloween beheading or is this all a trick?

Interested in more books? The Bohemian Lake world is comprised of multiple series. Each series focuses on a different Bohemian resident(s), although all of the books intersect. Characters cross books all the time. Check out the other series in the Bohemian World.

Bohemian Lake World:

Penning Trouble Mysteries:
Murder, She Floats,
Murder, She Slopes,
Murder, Ye Bones
Murder in the Catacombs

Haunted House Flippers Inc.:
Cookies, Corpses and the Deadly Haunt
Candy Canes, Corpses and the Gothic Haunt
Crumb Cake, Corpses and the Run-of-the-Mill
Crème Eggs Corpses and the Farmhouse Fixer Upper
Black Cats, Corpses & the Pumpkin Patch

Bohemian Murder Manor Mysteries:
Gypsies, Traps & Missing Thieves
Make-Believes & Lost Memories
Ouija, Death & Wicked Witchery
Mistletoe & Hauntings (Hexing Holidays Special Edition)

Bohemian Festival Fiasco:
Nuttier than a Pecan Pie

Bookish Adventures in Witch-Lit:
Scandal & Gretel
Hyde & Seek
My Evil Valentine Elixir (Hexing Holidays Special Edition)
Night of the Living Well-Read

Scroll up and one-click this cozy fixer-upper now!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













GRAVE INSTINCT (K-9 Mystery Series Book 1) by [Bev Pettersen]

For almost ten years, Nikki Drake struggled to deal with her sister’s mysterious disappearance. When another teen vanishes from the same riding stable, the details are too eerily similar to ignore, and she vows to uncover the truth.

No longer a child but a newly minted private investigator, she has additional weapons in her arsenal now, including a re-homed police dog and an enigmatic detective with ties to the horse stable. However, digging into her sister’s case erodes old trusts and brings dark secrets bubbling to the surface.

And this time they could be fatal…for her.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle