New Releases For The Week Of June 28th, 2020–Part 2

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


Nothing Bundt Trouble: A Bakeshop Mystery by [Ellie Alexander]This time, Torte’s pastry chef and amateur sleuth finds herself coming out of the oven and straight into the fire in Ellie Alexander’s Nothing Bundt Trouble: A Bakeshop Mystery.

Spring has sprung in Ashland, Oregon, and everything at Torte seems to be coming up buttercream roses. But just when Juliet Capshaw seems to have found her sweet spot—with her staff set to handle the influx of tourists for this year’s Shakespeare festival while she moves back into her childhood home—things take a dramatic turn. Jules discovers a long-forgotten dossier in her deceased father’s belongings that details one of the most controversial cases in Ashland’s history: a hit-and-run accident from the 1980s. Or was it?

Now it’s up to Jules to parse through a whole new world of details from another era, from unraveling cassette tapes to recipes for Bundt cakes, before an old enemy brings the Capshaw “pastry case” to a modern-day dead end.

The Bakeshop Mysteries are:

“Delicious.”RT Book Reviews
“Marvelous.”Fresh Fiction
“Delectable.”—Portland Book Review  (Amazon)

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A Deadly Affair (The Deadly Series Book 1) by [R.M. Connor]

Someone in the small town of Wildewood is trying desperately to stop the wedding of the mayor’s daughter. After the town bakery is set on fire, Riley Jones, owner of the quirky little cafe The Witches Brew, is pressured into baking a replacement wedding cake. She soon finds herself caught in the middle.

With a little help from a strange cat, a pinch of magic, and a lot of curiosity, Riley makes it her mission to uncover who has disrupted the peaceful life she has come to love.

While unraveling the mystery, Riley’s magic fails her, and she uncovers a secret that may be too big of a curse for only one witch to bear.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle















News and Nectarines: A small town cozy mystery (Tri-Town Murders Book 1) by [Carly Winter]She’s trying to report on the facts, but someone is framing her for murder.

A local nectarine orchard burning to the ground is front page news, and as the only reporter for the Tri-Town Times, Tilly Donner is determined to uncover the facts and find out who started the fire. That is, until she finds the main suspect with a knife in his chest, taking his dying breaths.

With the help of her two best friends and the local small town gossip vine, Tilly uncovers clues to help the police solve the case. But her plan backfires when the Sheriff believes the evidence leads to Tilly being the killer.

Can Tilly discover who committed the murder and prove her innocence before her reputation and life are ruined?

Scroll up to 1-click this small town cozy mystery with a female sleuth!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback














Deadly Black Pearls by [Jonni Rich]The antebellum spring mansion tours are in full swing in the little South Louisiana town of Ville Nouvelle. Emmaline Beard, local leading citizen and theatrical producer, is tour hostess at LeFevre House, an ancestor’s former home. Emmaline is astonished when an old friend’s granddaughter, Carol Powell, arrives and thrusts a package into her hands and then flees as hastily as she arrived. Emmaline chases after her unsuccessfully. The package contains valuable black pearls.

The following evening, Emmaline discovers Carol’s crumpled body at the foot of a staircase at LeFevre House, obviously a homicide. Emmaline suspects the pearls were stolen, and they are the reason for Carol’s murder.

Emmaline enlists the help of her life-long friend, Byrd Jeffcoat, to catch the murderer and settle the question of the mysterious black pearls.While trying to solve Carol’s murder, another random murder occurs. A nuclear waste protest march led by a celebrity from the area has brought strangers into the small town.

Is a homicidal maniac at work, perhaps brought in by the protest march? Is there one killer, or two? The amateur sleuths hazard their way through tumults of theft, murder, arson, and even a theatrical production to unravel these grisly murders.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Dotty Deals with a Dilemma (Dotty Drinkwater Mystery series Book 5) by [Diane Ezzard]


Things don’t go according to plan for Dotty when she starts a new job working at the hair and beauty salon. There is one disaster after another.
Things go downhill fast when Dotty’s boss, Sasha and her son, Watson disappear while taking Dotty’s dog for a walk.
When a ransom demand comes through, things turn more sinister. Then the man suspected of kidnapping them is found murdered.
Can Dotty get to the truth before it’s too late?
Join Dotty and her friends as they try to unravel another great madcap cozy mystery.
This is book 5 in the Dotty Drinkwater Mystery series but can be read as a standalone.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle
















Poodle Versus The Assassin (Cottage Country Cozy Mysteries Book 1) by [Anne Shillolo]

Rocco. He’s got a nose for the news… but can he sniff out a killer?
A 50-something local newspaper publisher and a pampered prince of a poodle stumble upon a shocking crime in a cottage-country small town.
Who killed the mayor? It’s up to Zora Flynn and her nasty small poodle Rocco to sort out a distinctive cast of characters in the town of Williamsport and find the murderer.
Meet Zora. She’s one of a kind, flavored with a dash of Agatha Raisin and a splash of Stephanie Plum, and her exploits and foibles will have you laughing out loud before the end of Chapter 1.
Her small dog, Rocco, wears a bright blue collar studded with yellow crowns. With his regal personality, he amuses Zora with his snide comments and princely demands. Despite this, he is a poodle of action. And Zora’s secret weapon.
Surrounded by rocky cliffs, pristine lakes and picture-perfect scenery, Williamsport is a charming town in cottage country. But now the murder of the mayor casts a shadow. Police chief Arni Korhonen looks like he stepped from the pages of GQ but he’s being forced to consider Zora as a suspect. Can Zora and her reporters Brady and Olivia track down the real killer before the noose tightens around Zora, jeopardizing her business and their livelihood?
Poodle Versus The Assassin is the highly entertaining first book in an ongoing series starring Zora and Rocco.
(It probably goes without saying, but the Poodle Versus… Series is good, clean fun, except for the occasional suspicious death. No graphic violence, sex or swearing.)  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback















A Corpse on the Beach (An Izzy Palmer Mystery Book 3) by [Benedict Brown]Spanish sunshine, pristine beaches and a bucketful of murder.

A free holiday on the Atlantic coast is too good an opportunity for Izzy to turn down. But soon after she and Ramesh arrive at the opulent Cova Negra Hotel, it’s clear there’s something unusual about the other guests.

When the body of a beautiful young woman turns up on the private beach, Izzy discovers that there’s darkness lurking behind the luxury. A shady organisation with a violent past, a string of robberies and an unexpected celebrity guest make getting to the truth even more difficult. As she (and occasionally Ramesh’s cats) begin to investigate, she finds that no one is quite who they seem.

With bodies piling up and the police baffled, Izzy must face her most savage adversary yet. But how can she catch the killer when each suspect is more duplicitous than the last?

The third Izzy Palmer Mystery is here just in time for summer 2020. Izzy’s still going on holiday this year, even if no one else can!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Witch Way To The Wicked (Witches Of Brimstone Bay Book 3) by [R.K. Dreaming]Join witch Esme Westbrim on the race to solve a wicked murder in Bewitching Brimstone Bay. This time a certain ridiculously handsome Special Agent is in big trouble when his past catches up with him, and only Esme can help. Can she solve the crime with the help of her psychic cat, ghost aunt and three wild witch cousins before time runs out for Agent Chris Constantine?

Full description coming soon. One click to join Esme on her latest charming and funny witch cozy mystery adventure now!

Books In This Series:
Book 1 – Witch In Charm’s Way
Book 2 – Wands Upon A Time In Brimstone Bay
Book 3 – Witch Way To The Wicked…  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle














And Then There Were 9: The Agatha Christie Book Club 4 by [C.A. Larmer]REMOTE LYLE’S LODGE: Deep in isolated rainforest, the Agatha Christie Book Club gathers to meet four new members, each one hiding a secret from the group…


With membership now at nine, the club settles in to discuss Christie’s best-selling mystery—the one about the madman bumping off his isolated guests.


First one person is murdered, then another, and then a mighty bushfire ignites in the forest below, cutting them off with their own “madman” on the loose. Employing the wisdom of Poirot and a trusty bushfire survival plan, they must unravel each new member’s secret to unmask the real killer and survive the book club from hell.

But this time not all of them will get out alive.


NB: This book follows British English spelling and usage, and contains some Australian slang. Clean read: no graphic violence, sex, or strong language. Genre: humorous, cozy mystery series, amateur sleuths, international mystery, police procedural

NB: This ebook and all books and other materials associated with it have not been endorsed, licensed or authorised by the estate of Agatha Christie or by Agatha Christie Limited.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













A Killer Ending: A Seaside Cottage Books Cozy Mystery (Snug Harbor Mysteries Book 1) by [Karen MacInerney]


Books, beach roses… and bodies.

Bookseller and recent divorcée Max Sayers has risked her life savings to start a fresh chapter with the purchase of Seaside Cottage Books in cozy Snug Harbor, Maine. But she’s barely opened the shop’s doors when her new storybook life takes a dark turn. The morning after the grand opening–featuring a famous author who shows up at the store on the arm of Max’s ex-husband–Max’s rescue dog Winston finds a dead man on the beach behind the shop. The murder weapon? An antique flatiron doorstop… from Max’s bookstore.

Will Max solve the case before the murderer strikes again?

Or will her bright new beginning turn into a killer of an ending?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle














The mountains near Jerome, Arizona, guard a secret … an unsolved mystery that intertwines a young girl’s future, an old man’s past, and the fate of a teenager’s life.

Beneath the ghost town that clings to Cleopatra Hill, a labyrinth of abandoned mine tunnels hides a vein of silver ore mixed with pure gold-a silver lode. Decades ago, the silver lode’s discovery led to murder. Will more murders follow?

Historian Paul Russell is at risk of losing his job, and the woman he loves, Marty Greenlaw. He doesn’t have time to chase legends and ghost stories. But when a student drops clues to a 70-year-old case on his desk-a case connected to the silver lode-Paul seizes the chance to work with Marty and win her back.

Marty loves Paul but feels she cannot marry him. When she learns finding the silver lode can save a dying child, guilt from her little sister’s death resurfaces. Marty agrees to delve into the mine’s history.

As Paul and Marty’s search deepens, suspicious deaths occur. When Paul’s son disappears, the case becomes personal.

Will they find the truth in time to save Paul’s son and the little girl? And before greed triggers more crime? Will they survive to build a future together?  (Amazon)

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Antiques expert Marty Greenlaw comes to Jerome to face the horror that haunts her dreams: Did she kill her little sister twenty-two years ago?

Historian Paul Russell is in Jerome to face his own horror: Was the car crash that killed his wife his fault?

Their lives become intertwined when an old lady dies on a long staircase in a vintage Victorian house. As Marty and Paul search the house for a small copper box Marty believes will unlock the mystery, accidents begin to happen.

Someone else wants the copper box-someone willing to commit murder to get it. As Marty and Paul face the shadows in the house and in their lives, they must learn to put the past behind them and run the race God is calling them to.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Paperback















The Little Murder Maid (A Middle-Aged Fairy Godmother Book 2) by [Elizabeth A. Reeves]There are several variations of the story of the Little Mermaid or the Undine who loved a prince and few of them end happily… This one ended in murder.

Successfully sorting out a princess disaster should have been enough for new Fairy Godmother Grace. She would happily never have to deal with murder again. Sadly, her very success has led her family to encourage her strongly to assist in an investigation of another death, and this one hits a little close to home. The victim of this murder is an old friend. And a fellow Fairy Godparent.

At first glance, everything is simple and straight forward. There is a body. There is a murder weapon. There is a suspect. The spell sequence of the Mermaid and the Prince was completed before the murder, so there should be no problems with Magic reverting back into the Chaos it was born from. It should be simple.

But Magic has different ideas. And nothing is as it seems.  (Amazon)

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Murder in the Daytime (A Miss Alice Murder Mystery Book 6) by [Blythe Baker]


An elegant death…

When Alice Beckingham returns to London to see her sister and niece safely installed in the family home, she hopes for some quiet time of contemplation. But she has scarcely walked through the doors of Ashton House when she is greeted once again by mayhem and danger.

A visit from a mysterious stranger offers Alice an intriguing concept, an opportunity to turn her snooping talents into a profitable business. And who better to join in her new venture than the clever and capable Sherborne Sharp?

But a sudden death turns Alice’s plans upside down. Haunted by her failure to protect a client, Alice must discover who is behind a devious murder plot.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle














Killer Queen (The Country Club Murders Book 11) by [Julie Mulhern]


Another day, another dead woman in Ellison Russell’s study.

Only this one claimed to be Mrs. Anarchy Jones.

As Ellison juggles mothers, daughter, unhappy wives, and near-miss murder attempts, one thing is clear—someone will go to any lengths to hide the truth.

Can Ellison and Anarchy catch a killer before the body count rises? Or will Ellison be the next corpse in the study?  (Amazon)

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Death on Windmill Way (Hamptons Murder Mysteries Book 1) by [Carrie Doyle]


Antonia’s looking for some peace and quiet… too bad she moved to the Hamptons!

The Hamptons are known for beautiful beaches, luxurious living, millionaire mansions, and now…murder! Antonia Bingham, a renowned chef and the new owner of East Hampton’s Windmill Inn, escaped to the Hamptons to get away from a harrowing past. Yet she finds herself in more danger than ever when she learns about a curse that haunts the inn—all previous owners have died suspiciously.

When she’s not cooking sumptuous meals for her guests Antonia digs into the investigation to uncover who’s behind the curse. But the closer she gets to the truth, the closer she gets to being the next victim—will she solve the case in time to save herself?  (Amazon)

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Game of Dog Bones (A Melanie Travis Mystery Book 25) by [Laurien Berenson]Standard Poodle owner Melanie Travis is an excellent judge of dogs—and people. But what happens when an unnamed killer emerges at one of the fiercest all-breed competitions ever?
As Greenwich, Connecticut, slows down during a bitterly cold February, Melanie and her spunky Aunt Peg head to the city that never sleeps for the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden. Aunt Peg can’t wait to demonstrate her judging chops on national TV, even after being hounded by frustrating mishaps—all seemingly orchestrated by Victor Durbin, an ousted Paugussett Poodle Club member with a bone to pick. But the bright lights of the show ring grow dim when Victor is found murdered, and she’s the one topping the suspect list . . .
Driven to solve the crime on her aunt’s behalf, Melanie fetches hair-raising clues about the victim. Victor didn’t score many friends with his unethical breeding practices, sketchy puppy café, and penchant for mercilessly scamming others to get ahead. He burned so many bridges that his own business partner admits to being delighted by news of his death. It appears Victor finally toyed with the wrong person, and as Melanie digs up more chilling evidence, she realizes that exonerating Aunt Peg means confronting a murderer who’s in it to win it . . .  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover