New Releases For The Week Of June 21st, 2020–Part 2

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


Oak: A Doyle Witch Cozy Mystery (The Witches of Doyle Book 7) by [Kirsten Weiss]Doyle Witch Lenore has one job…

Destroy a magical book that threatens to devastate the world.

But try to tell that to her small-town sheriff.

When a decade’s old corpse turns up in the hollow of a haunted oak, Sheriff McCourt drafts Lenore into service. Since the coroner can’t identify the body, why not ask a shamanic witch who can see the dead?

Little does the sheriff know how dangerous the spirits of Middle World can be. And once they have Lenore in their sights, she can only keep moving forward – into a cold case at a local winery that threatens her sanity, and her life…

If you’re a fan of Charlaine Harris, Heather Blake, or Amanda M. Lee, don’t miss Oak, book 7 in The Witches of Doyle cozy mysteries.

This novella is a witch cozy mystery featuring true-to-life spells in the back of the book, a trio of witchy sisters, and a dash of romance. Oak can be read as a standalone.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












Murder in the Nudist Colony by [Ted Bun, Will Forest, P.Z. Walker, James Gault, Stan Muir, Robert Longpré, Andreas Nudetzki, Ana Jurić, Wallace Greensage, Jacob Drake]Early in 2020, naturist fiction author P. Z. Walker had the idea for a collection of mystery stories to be called “Murder in the Nudist Colony,” deliberately using the antiquated term “nudist colony” for a slightly retro, humorous touch. On social media platforms, mostly Twitter, other folks associated with the fine network of naturist authors chimed in. Ted Bun put together the call for submissions, Robert Longpré set up the page to share documents as well as the ISBN, Fabien Barabé designed the cover… and we’ve ended up with fifteen submissions within a relatively quick timeframe. Will Forest and Ted Bun volunteered to edit. The project has been a strong example of an online community working together!
The nudist “colony” as a setting for a murder mystery …
And, this collection has it all! 
Stories set all over Europe and the Americas and beyond? Check.
Naked murder victims? Check.
Oddly clothed murder victims? Check.
Victims murdered at the nudist resort? Check.
Victims murdered elsewhere and then brought to the nudist resort?Check.
Nudist murderers? Check.
Non-nudist murderers? Check.
Gendarmes, constables, cops and miscellaneous support folks who have to get naked to do their jobs at the nudist resort? Check.
Same, but who choose to get naked at the nudist park? Check.
And a long list of etceteras – you get the idea: theme and variations. It all makes for a very entertaining read! And of course, like any good collection of mysteries, there are red herrings, bizarre details, spectacular suspense, gruesome finds, intriguing characters, oddly plausible motives, and much, much more!
Get ready to be knocked off your bare bottom by some stellar stories!

All the proceeds from this Anthology will go to Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors without Borders)  (Amazon)

Editions Available:   Kindle












A Village Murder: A brand new crime series from the bestselling author of the Exham-on-Sea Murder Mysteries (The Ham-Hill Murder Mysteries Book 1) by [Frances Evesham]The start of a brand new series from the bestselling author of the Exham-on-Sea Murder Mysteries.
An English village can be deadly, when your past catches up with you…

In the beautiful rural Somerset village of Lower Hembrow, crammed full with English eccentrics, something is amiss…
Landscape gardener Imogen Bishop has spent the last thirty years trying to forget one fateful school night but when her estranged husband Greg Bishop is found dead in the grounds of her fathers’ Georgian hotel, danger threatens to overwhelm her.
Retired police officer Adam Hennessey, hoping for a peaceful life running his traditional Somerset country pub, finds himself drawn into the unfolding drama in the hotel across the road.
Imogen, Adam and Harley the stray dog form an unlikely partnership as they try to untangle a knot of secrets, solve a murder mystery, and bring a killer to justice.

A brand new cosy mystery series from the bestselling author of Murder at the Lighthouse, perfect for fans of Faith Martin, Betty Rowlands and M.C. Beaton.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Audiobook













The Purloined Letter Opener (A Lake Hope Mystery Book 1) by [Leah R Cutter]Lydia runs her own B&B and restaurant in the tourist town of Lake Hope, in Central Washington. Though she works all the time, she enjoys the challenge. Family and good friends keep her spirits up, but no special someone that rocks her world. Just guests and customers that come through regularly, including her least favorite, the retired principal of the local high school that everyone hates.

When the principal turns up dead, stabbed by one of the letter openers that Lydia sells right there at the gift shop of her B&B, of course the police turn their attention to her. Not just the local cops, either, but the (alright, admittedly dreamy) detective they bring in from the city.

What can Lydia do to clear not only her name, but her friends? Lots of twists and turns abound, as well as fabulous advice from her dear gay uncles: Ed, Al, and their cat, Poe.

The Purloined Letter Opener introduces the marvelously charming community of Lake Hope, located in the heart of Washington State’s wine country. Meet its quirky occupants, solve a mystery or two, and yeah, maybe find that someone special as well.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback














“A” is for Actress, “B” is for Bad Girls, “C” is for Coochy Coo: Three Humorous Cozy Mysteries in One! (Malibu Mysteries Box Set Book 1) by [Cantrell Black]Special pre-order price. Limited time only.
A fast-paced, fresh, and funny mystery series set in sunny Malibu, California, with over 700 5 star reviews on Goodreads, and a cast of kooky characters you’ll love.

Perfect for fans of Janet Evanovich, Jana DeLeon, and anyone who likes their mysteries with absurd situations, sparky dialogue, and a generous side-order of laughs!

After years playing a detective on a TV show, former child star Sofia Salgado decides to try her hand at the real thing. Can she fill the role of bona fide investigator when a murder case lands in her lap?

Desperate to build a life outside showbiz, Sofia Salgado has quit acting to do something that everyone around her – including her family – think is plain nuts. Get a real job.

They think she’s even crazier when she announces that she’s going to become a real detective, instead of playing one on TV. She’s convinced the technical consultant from her TV show, Brendan Maloney, to take her on in his detective agency, but can
accident-prone Sofia deal with paparazzi-filled stakeouts, the world’s most annoying partner, and real-life murder?

This box set includes “A” is for Actress, “B” is for Bad Girls, and “C” is for Coochy Coo.

Readers who’ve already discovered the series say::
“If you want to curl up with a book you can’t put down and laugh this is the book for you.”
“Gives Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum a run for her money.”
“A fun read. I love the main character. She is smart, quirky and funny. I love women who can hold their own.”
“If you’re looking for a lead character who is likeable but also kicks some serious butt, you found her!”
“I love FUN mysteries and “A” Is For Actress is just that!!! I could not put it down! Great read!!! :-)”
” Fast and funny. Loved it.”  (Amazon)


Editions Available:  Kindle















Deadly Hideaway (Georgia Rae Winston Mysteries Book 5) by [Marissa Shrock]A relaxing getaway. A rocky romance. And a dead body. Will life ever be normal?

All Georgia Rae Winston wants is a little vacation from her unsettled love life. Some time at her friend Laura’s lake house. At first? Perfect. Until a day on the water ends with Georgia discovering a dead body in the lake. And she can’t stop herself from poking around.

She soon learns the dead man’s in-laws didn’t like him much. And the gossip around town says he’s been having an affair. Suspect. Motive. Simple case, right? 

But as Georgia digs further, she uncovers an even deeper web of deceit that will rock the town if the truth comes out. And there’s no way that’s not going to happen if Georgia has anything to do with it.

In book five of the Georgia Rae Winston Mystery Series, Marissa Shrock once again spins a tale of intrigue, mystery, and a splash of romance that will twist your mind into pretzels and keep you reading late into the night. 

Georgia Rae Winston Mysteries

  1. Deadly Harvest
  2. Deadly Holiday
  3. Deadly Heritage
  4. Deadly Harmony
  5. Deadly Hideaway  (Amazon)

     Editions Available:  Kindle











The Mountains Wild: A Mystery by [Sarah Stewart Taylor]“With its evocative Dublin setting, lyrical prose, tough but sympathetic heroine, and a killer twist in the plot, Sarah Stewart Taylor’s The Mountains Wild should top everyone’s must-read lists this year!” — New York Times bestselling author Deborah Crombie

In a series debut for fans of Tana French and Kate Atkinson, set in Dublin and New York, homicide detective Maggie D’arcy finally tackles the case that changed the course of her life.

Twenty-three years ago, Maggie D’arcy’s family received a call from the Dublin police. Her cousin Erin has been missing for several days. Maggie herself spent weeks in Ireland, trying to track Erin’s movements, working beside the police. But it was to no avail: no trace of her was ever found.

The experience inspired Maggie to become a cop. Now, back on Long Island, more than 20 years have passed. Maggie is a detective and a divorced mother of a teenager. When the Gardaí call to say that Erin’s scarf has been found and another young woman has gone missing, Maggie returns to Ireland, awakening all the complicated feelings from the first trip. The despair and frustration of not knowing what happened to Erin. Her attraction to Erin’s coworker, now a professor, who never fully explained their relationship. And her determination to solve the case, once and for all.

A lyrical, deeply drawn portrait of a woman – and a country – over two decades – The Mountains Wild introduces a compelling new mystery series from a mesmerizing author.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook












Brewing Up Trouble (Ivy's Botany Shop Witch Cozy Mystery Series Book 1) by [Constance Barker]A Botanist Witch, a Drag Queen Ghost and a Deadly Coven

Ivy is the town’s botanist and she can cure what ails you with a touch of magic. Her family lives near the lighthouse, which her uncle operates. Her cousin Blanche helps her at the botany store and a flaming drag queen ghost interrupts her on a daily basis. Moira, the ghost, was Marvin in real life. After death she barged out of the closet with a martini in one hand and a long sleek cigarette holder in the other.

When Ivy’s regular customer ends up missing, she becomes entangled with a private investigator who is also searching for her. Everette has hot cars and a tight ass as Moira describes it. But Ivy’s not that easily swayed by good looks and his weird charm.

Can they discover what has happened to the woman or will they be next on the missing list?

***Find out in the first book in the Ivy Botany Shop Cozy Witch Mystery Series***  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback











The Case of the Flying Trapeze: Double Detectives Book One by [Larkyn Simony]


Identical twins Ida McNair and Oleen Johnson have discovered that their husbands are up to no good. As they navigate a betrayal as deep as the Grand Canyon, they become entangled in a murder mystery when a dead man falls on them at the French-Canadian Circus.

The two women set out to solve the murder while navigating the drastic changes their husbands’ betrayal has wrought on both their personal lives and within their community. They may not know how to solve a murder, and they may not be organized, but they have determination and grade-A snooping skills. Along with their motley crew of family, friends, and acquaintances, Ida and Oleen race to discover whodunit before it’s too late to protect their families and themselves.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle














Merry Christmas Murder (A Reporter Roland Bean Cozy Mystery Book 2) by [Rachel Woods]Who shot Santa Claus?

During a trip to see Santa Claus, journalist Roland “Beanie” Bean and his young sons Ethan and Evan are shocked when Old St. Nick is shot!

Beanie is anxious to cover the story of Santa’s shooting, but his editor at the Palmchat Gazette has other plans for him. Beanie has to investigate the grisly murder of a victim found dead in a car that had been set on fire.

After he learns the man died of a gunshot wound and that the car was torched to cover up the crime, Beanie searches for more information, but his efforts are hampered by the detective on the case, a man who tried to ruin Beanie’s life.

Putting aside his animosity for the homicide cop, Beanie continues to investigate and uncovers a bizarre connection between the gunshot victim and the attack on Santa.

Racing to discover the truth, Beanie is derailed when he’s taken hostage, but the kidnapper’s gruesome demise reveals a new mystery, one that will pit Beanie against a ruthless killer determined to make sure the truth stays hidden.

Merry Christmas Murder is a contemporary whodunit murder mystery novel in the Reporter Roland Bean Cozy Mystery Series, but can be read as a standalone. With lots of clues and red herrings, it features plenty of twists and turns to keep you guessing until the end! Get your copy today!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Where My Witches At?: Magic and Mayhem Universe by [Andris Bear]

Murder, magic, and…a dragon? Oh my!


There’s a new witch in town–she just doesn’t know it yet.​

Life just took a sharp up yours for Clea Fukuro. As one of the few humans in Assjacket, WV, Clea thought she knew who–and what–she was. 

​Until she’s accused of murder by the guy claiming to be her mate.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle
















Mystery at the Edge of Madness: A Severine DuNoir Historical Cozy Adventure (The Mysteries of Severine DuNoir Book 1) by [Beth Byers]July 1925

Severine DuNoir was twelve when she discovered the bodies of her parents, and the day after the funeral, she was sent to a convent in another country.  By the time she resolves to go home, her sole focus is to reveal what happened to her parents.

Coming home, however, unveils a far more sinister plot than she could have expected.  It’s clear from her first night that something is afoot.  The motives are many and the target is clear: Severine herself.

Book ONE in the Mysteries of Severine DuNoir.  These historical adventures are playful with a lightly spooky edge. In the coming stories, Severine will discover more than she expected, but her sight will never turn from uncovering just what happened to her parents, not even for the dashing, Grayson Thorne. Join Severine as she peels back the layers of history and memory all while creating a future of her own. No swearing, graphic scenes, or cliffhangers.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle















Return To Sender: A Cat Cozy Mystery: A Mail Carrier Cozy Mystery by [Tonya Kappes]

“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
“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.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle