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)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

THE RIPPLE EFFECT MYSTERIES, in series order
A Rip Roaring Good Time
Rip Tide

Ripped to Shreds
Rip Your Heart Out
Ripped Apart
Ripped Off


THE LEXIE STARR MYSTERIES, in series order
Leave No Stone Unturned
The Extinguished Guest
Haunted
With This Ring
Just Ducky
The Spirit of the Season – a holiday novella
Cozy Camping
Marriage & Mayhem  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 . . .
 
JANE DARROWFIELD, PROFESSIONAL BUSYBODY
 
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)

Editions Available:  Kindle. Paperback, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miller's End: Norfolk Cozy Mysteries - Book 4 by [Keith Finney]DISCOVER THIS GRIPPING SERIES OF COZY MYSTERIES SET IN THE SWEEPING LANDSCAPE OF NORFOLK, ENGLAND. 

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)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 . . .

 
Visit us at http://www.kensingtonbooks.com  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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