New Releases For The Week Of June 7th, 2020–Part 3

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of June 7th, 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 second day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.


Magically Murdered: A Witch Cozy Mystery (Paranormal Bed & Breakfast Mysteries Book 1) by [Joynell Schultz]There’s something magically mysterious about Moonstruck Manor, and Kyla can’t put her finger on it.
And neither can the police.

Two murders had happened on the property in the past six months, and it can’t be a coincidence. Especially since both murdered suspects just happened to be hired as breakfast cooks. That’s why the police called in Kyla, a witch, as an outside consultant to work undercover as Moonstruck Manor’s latest culinary mastermind. Unfortunately, although she might be able to detect hidden magic, she’s absolutely no good at whipping up breakfast.

But this bed and breakfast is filled with suspicious people, from the gardener who knows a lot about toxic herbs to the housekeeper who was having an affair with both previous victims, and then there’s the handsome bed and breakfast manager…a man Kyla’s attracted to more than she ever thought possible…but that’s just a bit of magic, too.

With the murderer targeting the bed & breakfast chefs, can Kyla solve the murder before she becomes the next victim?

You’ll love this paranormal witch cozy mystery because it has witty witches and trouble-making genies. Not to mention twists and turns you won’t expect and even a little romance.

Books in the series:
Magically Poisoned (Prequel Novella)
Magically Murdered, Book 1
Magically Attacked, Book 2
Magically Missing, Book 3  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback













Rose (The Haslewood Mysteries Book 2) by [Andrew Stopyra]Intrigue in Istanbul? A suspect in Sofia? A ruse on the Riviera?

Scarlet Haslewood & Mr. White return for Book 2 of The Haslewood Mysteries!


As Scarlet welcomes Thomas back from America, their new relationship continues to blossom. At the same time, Scarlet begins introducing Thomas to a few of her close friends – one of whom is Jacques, the kindhearted hotelier who took her in after the Great War. When they decide to visit him in Reims, they find out that Jacques has some exciting news: he’s in love.

At first, the lovely Miss Eléonore Marchand seems the portrait of a perfect lady. But it isn’t long before Scarlet gets a whiff of something suspicious. She’s not sure what it is, but she’s certain of one thing: there’s more to Mademoiselle Marchand than meets the eye. And Jacques might just be too love-struck to see it.

So the only question is, can Scarlet & Thomas crisscross Europe piecing together the clues in time to convince him… or will they have to take a more ‘creative’ approach to stop him making what might turn out to be a deadly mistake?

Oh, right – and then there’s the Englishman with a grudge, who hasn’t forgotten about a little painting he purchased – or the French Comtesse who sold it to him…



Set in 1920’s Europe, The Haslewood Mysteries follows the exploits of con artist Scarlet Haslewood as she employs her wit and charm to sniff out and stop other cons, grifters, and unsavory individuals.  From Paris to Venice, London to Istanbul, join her for this fresh take on the historical mystery genre that should appeal to anyone who enjoys vivid descriptions, rich character development, and clever plot twists.  (And the finest French pastries, of course).  Perfect for fans of cozy mysteries as well! 

 If you haven’t already, check out Book 1: Scarlet to see how it all begins!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Beneath DC: A Brandon Hall Mystery by [John Theo Jr.]Brandon Hall is back in a mesmerizing, fast-paced mystery that reveals secrets at every turn.

Once again, cattle farmer and part time private investigator Brandon Hall, is drawn into a case well above his pay grade. While working on a contract job in Washington DC, Brandon’s path crosses that of his government friend Roger Drake. Brandon uncovers a piece of evidence tied to one of Drake’s cases and agrees to join his team for this one job.

Together, they uncover a world even more treacherous than the swamp known as Washington DC. The secret globalist organization known as Gehenna is meeting for the first time in a decade. Unhappy with the last election, Gehenna plans a false flag attack on US soil in an attempt to reboot, and redirect, the United States. Brandon, along with Drake’s team, must find the hidden location of the group, and stop them at all costs.

In this third chapter of the series, Brandon finally comes face-to-face with Gaspar Schultz, the vile leader of the group responsible for the string of deadly cases he has worked on.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback














Mystery at Seagrave Hall: A totally addictive cozy mystery novel (An Eve Mallow Mystery Book 3) by [Clare Chase]It’s Eve Mallow’s first visit to the local village fair. But amidst the booths, stalls, tables and tents lurks something darker… A mysterious fall means a new case for amateur detective Eve!

The charity fair at Seagrave Hall is a key date in the Saxford St Peter calendar – a chance for the villagers to nose around the house and grounds and cross paths with the rich and famous.

New resident Eve Mallow is particularly excited by this year’s special guest: the explorer Verity Nye, who is engaged to the heir to the Hall. Eve loves Verity’s determination, and she can’t wait to meet her.

But when they talk, Verity hints that she has something troubling on her mind. So after the festive mood is tragically interrupted by Verity’s fall from a third-floor window, Eve can’t be sure that it’s an appalling accident. Especially when one small boy claims he saw someone behind her…

Soon Eve finds herself tasked with writing Verity’s obituary. As she dusts off her notebook and begins her interviews alongside her trusted dachshund sidekick Gus she realises she has a fine array of suspects before her. Could it be a corrupt charity manager, the distraught fiancé, or jealous cousin Cora? And can Eve find out before her questions cause the killer to turn on her?

A charming and gripping page-turner, perfect for fans of Faith Martin, Agatha Christie and Betty Rowlands.

See what readers are saying about the Eve Mallow series:

Stunning loved the story and the pacing and just everything about it… a great story that I couldn’t put down… The twists and turns were great.’ Crossroad Reviews

‘Plenty of plot twists, red herrings, and misdirection. Kept me in suspense. I loved it!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Drags the reader right into the plot from day one. She writes so vividly… I can almost imagine I’m on the dunes walking Gus, an inspiration of a dog that steals the show. The plot is strong… A Marplesque amateur sleuth.’ Jenny O’Brien, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘I really enjoyed reading this! Loved the typical English village location and the very Jessica Fletcher-type protagonist… I am anxious to read more of this character soon!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘I was immediately drawn into the story… keeps you guessing… a sure winner for M.C. Beaton fans.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Hits the ground running… I loved it!… And of course Gus is an excellent side-kick!… cracking… left me hankering for more’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Kept me on my toes throughout… a cracking follow up book which completely satisfied although it did leave me gagging for the next in series.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The plot is well executed, the characters engaging, and I loved it!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Why do we need the police when sleuths like Eve are around? This series is getting better and better. Book 3 is my favorite… 5 stars’ B for Bookreview, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘I thoroughly enjoyed it… loved the setting… I was reminded of a modern-day Miss Marple.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘The plot is engaging and the book just wonderful to read: I would normally say take this book to the beach with a tonne of SPF1000 sunscreen as you will lose track of time and end up fried to a crisp as a result. BUT, since we are supposed to be in self-isolation, read it on the porch, balcony, backyard, or even your bedroom!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐

I loved this book… everything an old-fashioned sleuthing ought to be… I flew through the pages’ Shalini’s Books & Reviews, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘A cast of characters who are inviting and warmI love Eve, and the people she befriends in this small village as she digs for the truth… I’m happy to highly recommend this writer and her books!’ Roxx is Reading, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback













A Fatal Truth: The perfect cozy mystery novel for all crime thriller fans (Ryder and Loveday, Book 5) by [Faith Martin]Don’t miss the next gripping mystery from million-copy bestseller Faith Martin!

As the Hughes family celebrate bonfire night, a terrible accident leaves the garden shed in flames – and father and grandfather Thomas trapped inside.
Tragic though it is, Thomas’s death passes without suspicion – until a local journalist makes accusations of a police cover-up in the press. WPC Trudy Loveday is sent to investigate, and asks coroner Clement Ryder to help.
But the more questions the two ask the less clear the case seems. There’s no evidence of foul play, and yet the dead man’s family are obviously hiding something. Then there are Thomas’s dubious business practices – was someone out for revenge?
All Trudy and Clement know for sure is that everyone is lying – and that they must find the truth…
Perfect for fans of Betty Rowlands, LJ Ross and Agatha Christie, you won’t be able to put this down until you’ve cracked the case!

Readers LOVE A Fatal Truth!

An explosive read… Characters, dialogues and plot were superb.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars

I loved this… The best one to date… Reminiscent of Agatha Christie‘s gentle style and incisive detection… I look forward to more in this series!’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars

‘Fresh and different… Will get you hooked!’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars

Yet again Faith Martin delivers… A proper whodunit mystery… A very good book… I’m looking forward to the next.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars

Overjoyed to read the new Ryder and Loveday book… Fabulous mystery… Great character development… Highly recommended, the perfect way to spend an afternoon on the sofa.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars

‘Another great Trudy Loveday novel… Love the twist… Great addition to the series.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars

The Ryder and Loveday Series
Book 5: A FATAL TRUTH  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook












Donuts for the Deceased (Taste of Magic Book 3) by [Kat McGee]The local sheriff stands accused of murder. Since not-so-witchy Harper Dade is forced to investigate, trouble can’t be far behind.
With the local bear of a sheriff blamed for killing his former boss, Harper sets out to solve the decade-old murder. Suspects abound, then a key suspect goes missing.

Under the watchful glare of the interim sheriff, Harper struggles to right the skewed magic suddenly invading their magical tourist town.

Dollars to donuts, the odds are against her. And, like sprinkles on top, a bad case of wrong-way magic awaits.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle















Henrietta the Hen (A Cornish Coastpath Mystery Book 8) by [Jenifer J. Paffett]Feedback from previous stories:
“Loving this series of mysteries” Amazon reader
“A thrilling conclusion” Amazon reader
“Another gem” Amazon reader

Pippa Welbury, thirty-something, lives in a small cottage overlooking the bay of Polperro bay in Cornwall. On the face of it, Pippa has quite an enviable life; her own home, a secure job as a vet’s assistant, a reliable boyfriend, and adorable dog called Benjamin, and… a moped. Yet, something is just not quiet right in the world of Pippa Welbury, and she can’t put her finger on it.

Pippa and Benj spend their spare time walking Cornwall’s gorgeous Coastal Path; a favourite pass-time. One evening, Pippa learns that there has been a murder at a smallholding that she often walks past on her walks. She only vaguely knew the couple who lived there and feels little emotional attachment to the event other than it being local. However, a few days later whilst out walking, she observes a man looking around that same smallholding. Having pushed then event from her mind, a little later, she nearly gets knocked off her moped by the very same car.

Infuriated that her simple life should be interrupted by such events, Pippa’s, oft said, misplaced inner-detective once again comes to the fore. As pieces of the mystery come together, Pippa begins to unravel the events leading up to Barbara Keeler’s death.
She also comes to realise why she loves her life in Polperro so very much.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













A Score to Kettle (A Pebble Cove Teahouse Mystery Book 3) by [Eryn  Scott]The residents of Pebble Cove were wary of the new commune at The Pines even before someone ended up dead.

Rosemary is excited to cater her first even at the newly opened commune’s full moon festival. When a young woman is found murdered in her yurt, it’s clear these rich wannabe hippies aren’t as peaceful as they pretend.

As the investigation unfolds, Rosemary realizes these commune members have more secrets than they do trust funds. She can’t help but feel Chief Clemenson is, again, one step behind.

In addition to working the case, being at The Pines provides the perfect opportunity to investigate Asher’s death. Solving any mystery is difficult; solving one over a century old seems almost impossible. But just as Rosemary starts to make headway in both cases, a violent storm rolls in from the sea. Will the wind and rain wash away any hope of finding the murderer?

Readers, this is the third book in a new cozy mystery series by Eryn Scott. These books are all clean with no gore and no swearing. Starting from the beginning with this series will provide the best reading experience. The ghosts are the only paranormal aspect in the series. And there are definitely cats because … well, there has to be. 🙂  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle










Black Cherry Betrayal (Claire's Candles Cozy Mystery Book 2) by [Agatha Frost]

PRE-ORDER! Book 2 in the Claire’s Candles Cozy Mystery Series coming June 9th 2020!

The body of a former beloved resident is found in an attic months after she ‘left’ the village, but who murdered her? Claire Harris is on the case once again!

Blurb coming soon. Paperback and Kindle Unlimited available from release day!

Other books in the series:
1. Vanilla Bean Vengeance
2. Black Cherry Betrayal
3. Coconut Milk Casualty

Book 2 in the Claire’s Candles Cozy Mystery series! Can be read as a standalone but will be enjoyed better as part of the series. A light, cozy mystery with a candle-loving British amateur female sleuth, in a small village setting with quirky characters. Written in British English. No cliffhanger, swearing, gore or graphic scenes! Contains mild peril.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle











Riviera Gold: A Novel (Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes Book 16) by [Laurie R. King]

Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes turn the Riviera upside down to crack their most captivating case yet in the New York Times bestselling series that Lee Child called “the most sustained feat of imagination in mystery fiction today.”

It’s summertime on the Riviera, and the Jazz Age has come to France’s once-sleepy beaches. From their music-filled terraces, American expatriates gaze along the coastline at the lights of Monte Carlo, where fortunes are won, lost, stolen, and sometimes hidden away. When Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes arrive, they find their partnership pulled between youthful pleasures and old sins, hot sun and cool jazz, new affections and enduring loyalties.

Russell falls into easy friendship with an enthralling American couple, Sara and Gerald Murphy, whose golden life on the Riviera has begun to attract famous writers and artists—and some of the scoundrels linked with Monte Carlo’s underworld. The Murphy set will go on to inspire everyone from F. Scott Fitzgerald to Pablo Picassobut in this summer of 1925, their importance for Russell lies in one of their circle’s recent additions: the Holmeses’ former housekeeper, Mrs. Hudson, who hasn’t been seen since she fled England under a cloud of false murder accusations.

When a beautiful young man is found dead in Mrs. Hudson’s front room, she becomes the prime suspect in yet another murder. Russell is certain of Mrs. Hudson’s innocence; Holmes is not. But the old woman’s colorful past has been a source of tension between them before, and now the dangerous players who control Monte Carlo’s gilded casinos may stop at nothing to keep the pair away from what Mrs. Hudson’s youthful history could bring to light.

The Riviera is a place where treasure can be false, where love can destroy, and where life, as Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes will discover, can be cheap—even when it is made of solid gold.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook












Cupcakes and Crime: Marcall's Breakfast Cafe Cozy Mystery by [B I Skinner]


Crested Peaks is thrown into mayhem once again when the town’s mortician mysteriously drops dead at the annual 4th of July Festival.

Charlotte, Damien, and Miranda have another murder to solve, assisted by the rabbit familiars and their feline pal who have an uncanny knack for overhearing things they shouldn’t.

This time it’s their old high school friend Dakota who’s in trouble. But can they find the actual killer before it’s too late?

A fun and mysterious whodunit suitable for all ages.   (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle















Moonlight, Murder, and Small Town Secrets (Katy Cross Mysteries Book 1) by [K.C. Hart]

Katy Cross is more than Skeeterville’s favorite home health nurse, she’s also the lead guitarist for her weekend band, The Moonlighters. Katy and the band land their biggest gig yet at the annual Peanut Patch Festival, but things hit a sour note when she stumbles across a body during mic check. When the investigation strikes the wrong chord, Katy is determined to find the real killer before anyone else is forced to join the heavenly choir.

Katy Cross is perfectly content to live her life and mind her own business, which is sometimes harder than you’d think in the small town of Skeeterville, where gossip and sweet tea are town staples. But when she finds the body of Jessa Williams, a newcomer to the area with the reputation of a troublemaking flirt, under the Peanut Patch Festival stage, she’s compelled to step out of her comfort zone and snoop around.

Since a murder has not occurred in their town in over three decades, the local sheriff is more accustomed to catching jaywalkers than killers. His arrest of a local easy-going, hard-working neighbor sets tongues a-wagging. Will Katy’s sharp eye, keen wit, and a knack for being in the wrong place at the wrong time help the sheriff and his bumbling, good-natured deputy catch the real culprit before more lives are lost?

This humorous cozy mystery has no graphic gore, bad language or sexual content, but is filled with lots of laughs, intrigue, and heart. Perfect for fans of amateur sleuths and small towns!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback