New Releases For The Week Of June 28th, 2020–Part 3

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

 

Murder in the Backwater: The Lainey Maynard Mystery Series - Book 2 by [Laura Hern]Everyone looked forward to it…
…the press swarmed the town.
Who knew fishing with stink bait could be deadly?

Lainey and her friends volunteered to help organize the fishing opener. It was supposed to be easy. Crowd control and a drawing of names. Nothing to it.

Things were going smoothly…
…until the dream.

Shep had always seen things. He’d gone to the police many times over the years, until they stopped listening. The town’s people called him crazy. This time, Lainey believed him.

Would anyone else?

Her keen sense of intuition and cunning wit have served her well in the past. The more she digs, the more dirt piles up. This time, though, it may be more than she can handle. Could the town’s favorite son, a former college football star, be involved?

Mistaken identities, smuggling, stink bait, and cat burglars lie at the heart of this delightful cozy mystery.

You’ll love every page, because we all love the good guys to win in the end.

Get it now.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mocha Mayhem (The Cozy Café Mysteries Book 3) by [C. A. Phipps]♥ A seaside wedding. ♥

It’s the perfect catering job for The Cozy Café.

Except for the body!

Wanting to put the café firmly on the map, Scarlett didn’t imagine things would go so horribly wrong when she took the job at the last minute. Along with her sisters, she’s once more embroiled in a case where people aren’t who they say, and murder appears to be an inconvenience. 

Sadly, when money has too much power, families are in turmoil, and a close friend hides their feelings so well, Scarlett has no idea how to untangle this web.

Even the sheriff struggles to get people to talk, and knowing that the culprit is in their midst makes things decidedly uncomfortable. 

Meanwhile, George, the cat, is unimpressed to have a visitor in the house and quite happy to let everyone know about it!

The Cozy Café mysteries are light, cozy mysteries featuring a family-focused café owner who discovers she’s a talented amateur sleuth—and a magnet for animals.

Enjoy a sweet treat recipe in every book.

The Cozy Café Series:

Book 1 Sweet Saboteur

Book 2 Candy Corruption

Book 3 Mocha Mayhem   (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mystery on Main Street: A Cottonwood Springs Cozy Mystery (Cottonwood Springs Cozy Mystery Series Book 11) by [Dianne Harman]Secondhand Treasures.
Gino’s Pizza Parlor.
Barney’s Antiques.
Sure, everybody could use a little extra cash
But is stealing from a business worth the risk of getting caught?
Someone thought so.
Someone is going to prison.

When money is stolen from several businesses on Main Street in Cottonwood Springs, Brigid and Sheriff Davis work together to find the culprit, but are they too late? There’s a frustrating lack of suspects and the clock is ticking, or maybe time just ran out.

Don’t miss number eleven in the popular Cottonwood Springs Cozy Mystery Series by a USA Today Bestselling Author. As always, plenty of dogs and recipes!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In My Attic (A Magical Misfits Mystery Book 1) by [Lina Hansen]Sometimes all it takes is murder to discover who you truly are.
Grammar school teacher Myrtle Coldron has no patience to spare for Aunt Eve’s Wiccan shenanigans. Myrtle ignores auntie’s frantic plea for help—only to learn she has crashed from the attic to her death. The circumstances are suspicious; murder is on the cards. Riddled with guilt, Myrtle returns to the Witch’s Retreat, Eve’s beloved Bed and Breakfast, to sleuth for the truth.

No such luck.

The sleepy, historic village sheltering the B+B also hides a mystery. Soon enough, Myrtle is besieged by a zany posse of suspects, nightly visitors in the attic, threatening notes—and a zombie primula with a mind of its own.

Somebody is out to get her, and it will take all her skills—including those she doesn’t care for—to keep Myrtle alive.

PRAISE FOR IN MY ATTIC
“Suspense and humor abound in Lina Hansen’s light-hearted novel. In My Attic will grab your interest from the first page and will keep you guessing till the last!”—Indie Reviews  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Murder at the Playhouse: An unputdownable historical cozy mystery (A Miss Underhay Mystery) by [Helena Dixon]

The scene is set for murder… and Kitty Underhay’s partner has been cast as the killer.

Late Summer, 1933. After a quarrel with too-plucky-for-her-own-good amateur sleuth Kitty Underhay, dashing ex-army captain Matthew Bryant is nursing his wounds, and a tumbler of brandy, when there’s a heavy knock at the door and he finds himself arrested for murder. The body of aspiring actress Pearl Bright has been found, strangled with one of Matt’s own bootlaces, and the evidence seems to be stacked against him.

The local constabulary might have locked Matt up, but before they can throw away the key, Kitty hears the news and hies to his aid, determined to prove his innocence. And when her investigations lead her to the home of retired theatre impresario Stanley Davenport, and the local amateur dramatics society, Kitty uncovers a web of deceit that stretches far beyond the stage make-up. But Kitty’s digging is bringing her to the attention of the killer. Without her partner in crime-fighting, can Kitty expose them and clear Matt’s name? Or will it be curtains for them both?

A gripping Golden Age cozy murder mystery, perfect for fans of Agatha Christie, T E Kinsey and Lee Strauss.

Readers love the Miss Underhay mysteries:


This murder mystery is perfect… This story has it all. An absolute page-turner with characters to care about.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Excellent cosy mystery! The story was gripping… I loved the character development with the little hint of romance and cannot wait for the next book.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘Another adventure for Kitty Underhay!… A page-turner that will keep you guessing.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

I love this series… The murder mystery itself was engrossing and elusive, with the evidence always just slipping away before the police can get hold of it… It kept me guessing right until the final scene, which is unusual for me.’ Roberta Reads5 stars

‘Time flies when you are having fun and I most certainly had a lot of fun reading this third adventure with Kitty and Matt as the main players… the series gets better and better with every new book.’ B for Bookreviews5 stars

‘A very fast read, mostly because I did not want to put it down.’ Goodreads reviewer

‘Do yourself a favour, cozy up with a blanket, a cup of something warm and dig into this cozy mystery.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘A wonderful book, I loved it.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Excellent read! I really enjoyed both Kitty and Matt and found that the combination of them working together was wonderful!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Loved this book! Great storyline, an interesting and believable main character and a great location… I can’t wait for more adventures of Kitty in the near future!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘I felt right at home the moment I started reading. Helena Dixon is one of those writers who writes so well that I immediately feel comfortable and relaxed, and the story just flows… They are complex, believable characters who seem very real… In conclusion, it was a joy.’ Goodreads reviewer

‘It was an excellent novel, with a strong cast of characters. I enjoyed the storyline very much and would definitely recommend this book.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘The characters are relatable, the storyline is exciting, and the author kept me guessing about the ending.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘Great story with a perfect mixture of mystery, suspense, romance and family to make this a wonderful cozy mystery book.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Still Knife Painting (A Paint & Shine Mystery Book 1) by [Cheryl Hollon]

 

Miranda Trent has set up a sweet life in a scenic corner of Appalachia—until she stumbles across the trail of a killer . . .
 
After inheriting her uncle’s Red River Gorge homestead in Eastern Kentucky—smack dab in the middle of the Daniel Boone National Forest—Miranda comes up with a perfect business plan for summer tourists: pairing outdoor painting classes with sips of local moonshine, followed by a mouthwatering sampler of the best in southern cooking.
 
To Miranda’s delight, Paint & Shine is a total success—until someone kills the cook. As the town’s outsider, suspicion naturally falls on Miranda. Murdering the best biscuit baker of Red River Gorge is a high crime in these parts. Miranda will have to prove her innocence before she’s moved from farmhouse to jail cell faster than she can say “white lightning” . .   (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Choir of Crows (An Owen Archer mystery Book 12) by [Candace Robb]When two bodies are discovered in the grounds of York Minster shortly before the enthronement of the new archbishop, Owen Archer is summoned to investigate.

December, 1374. With the great and the good about to descend on York for the enthronement of Alexander Neville as the new archbishop, the city authorities are in a state of high alert. When two bodies are discovered in the grounds of York Minster, and a flaxen-haired youth with the voice of an angel is found locked in the chapter house, Owen Archer, captain of the city bailiffs, is summoned to investigate.

Tension deepens when an enigmatic figure from Owen’s past arrives in the city. Why has he returned from France after all these years – and what is his connection with the bodies in the minster yard and the fair singer?

Before Owen can make headway in the investigation, a third body is fished out of the river – and the captain finds himself with three mysterious deaths to solve before the all-powerful Neville family arrives in York.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Murder without Mercy: A Southern Witch Cozy Mystery (Witches of Keyhole Lake Southern Mysteries Book 12) by [Tegan Maher]What’s a fall festival without a murder?

For a hundred years, Keyhole Lake’s Fourth of July Festival and Barbecue Cook-Off has drawn people from all over the south, and this year’s no exception. Historically, though, some have been better than others for Noelle and crew.

This year, she’s hoping for the best. She and Hunter are newly engaged, her powers are leveling out, and life is good – at least until a woman turns up murdered in the fortune teller’s tent. The case takes a turn for the strange when Hunter discovers she’s an heiress that was reported missing three years ago.

Once word gets out, “beloved” family members start crawling out of the woodwork, and the situation goes from strange to downright nerve-wracking when the woman’s ghost shows up and starts pointing fingers.

If you like funny, small-town humor, Southern snark, and good, old-fashioned murder, then you’ll love this witch cozy mystery!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Between a kidnapping, a double booking, and a crew of hapless volunteers, Charlee worries the writing conference will go to the dogs.

Mystery author Charlee Russo agrees to speak at a Portland writers’ conference organized by her friend Viv Lundquist. When Viv picks her up at the airport, she frantically tells Charlee that her daughter Hanna has been kidnapped.

Charlee takes over the conference preparation so Viv can search for her daughter, but the situation gets tense when the hotel double-books the event with a dog show. Despite this, Charlee is compelled to investigate after she learns shocking secrets about both Hanna and Viv. Can she find Hanna in time, or will a plot twist lead her to a ruff ending?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Corpse with the Crystal Skull (The Cait Morgan Mysteries Book 9) by [Cathy Ace]Welsh Canadian globetrotting sleuth, and professor of criminal psychology, Cait Morgan, is supposed to be “celebrating” her fiftieth birthday in Jamaica with her ex-cop husband Bud Anderson. But when the body of the luxury estate’s owner is discovered locked inside an inaccessible tower, Cait and her fellow guests must work out who might have killed him – even if his murder seems impossible. Could the death of the man who hosted parties in the 1960s attended by Ian Fleming and Noël Coward be somehow linked to treasure the legendary Captain Henry Morgan might have buried at the estate? Or to the mission Bud and his secret service colleagues have been sent to the island to undertake?

PRAISE FOR THE CAIT MORGAN MYSTERIES

“…touches of Christie or Marsh but with a bouquet of Kinsey Millhone.” —The Globe and Mail

“A sparkling, well-plotted, and quite devious mystery…” —The Hamilton Spectator

“…a sympathetic amateur detective, a locked-room mystery, a small cast of colourful suspects, loving descriptions of food and drink, and a few red herrings thrown our way…with a nod to a fresh literary or filmic artifice in each novel in the series…” – Crime Fiction Lover  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Murder in a Scottish Shire (A Scottish Shire Mystery Book 1) by [Traci Hall]

Known as the Brighton of the North, Nairn is both a charming Scottish town and a popular seaside resort—but to Paislee Shaw, it’s simply home—unfortunately to a murderer . . .
 
For a twenty-eight-year-old single mum, Paislee has knit together a sensible life for herself, her ten-year-old son Brody, and Wallace, their black Scottish terrier. Having inherited a knack for knitting from her dear departed grandmother, Paislee also owns a specialty sweater shop called Cashmere Crush, where devoted local crafters gather weekly for her Knit and Sip.
 
Lately, though, Paislee feels as if her life is unraveling. She’s been served an eviction notice, and her estranged and homeless grandfather has just been brought to her door by a disconcertingly handsome detective named Mack Zeffer. As if all that wasn’t enough, Paislee discovers a young woman who she recently rehired to help in the shop dead in her flat, possibly from an overdose of her heart medicine. But as details of the death and the woman’s life begin to raise suspicions for Detective Inspector Zeffer, it’s Paislee who must untangle a murderous yarn . . .  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Death of a Wandering Wolf (A HUNGARIAN TEA HOUSE MYSTERY Book 2) by [Julia Buckley]

Hana Keller is enjoying a day off from serving up tea and delicious pastries at her family’s Hungarian Tea House when her downtime turns deadly….
 
The only thing Hana loves more than a good cuppa is finding a delicate porcelain treasure to add to her collection. She’s usually on the hunt for teacups but when she spots a rare wolf figurine at a local yard sale, she knows it’s her lucky day. Hana also knows the wolf is valuable and tells the seller that he’s charging too little for it. His reaction is peculiar–he says he received the wolf from someone he doesn’t trust and he just wants it out of his life.
 
Hana is inspecting her new prize when she finds a tiny microchip attached to the bottom of the porcelain wolf. When she shows the figure to her police detective boyfriend, Erik, Hana is shocked to learn that the chip is actually a tracking device. They decide to confront the seller about the sneaky sale but when they arrive at his house, they find him dead. Erik and Hana now must hunt a calculating killer who has no intentions of crying wolf when it comes to murder…  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Forgotten Murder (A Medlar Mystery Book 3) by [Jude Deveraux]An English manor home, an unsolved mystery, too many suspects to count… It’s the perfect holiday for romance novelist Sara Medlar.

After solving two murder cases in their hometown of Lachlan, Florida, Sara Medlar, her niece Kate and their friend Jack need a change of scenery. Sara arranges for them to visit an old friend of hers in England. Upon arrival at Oxley Manor, a centuries-old estate that has been converted to a luxury hotel, Kate and Jack quickly realize that Sara is up to something. They learn that Sara has also invited a number of others to join them at Oxley.

When everyone assembles, Sara lets them know why they are there. Decades earlier, two people ran off together from Oxley and haven’t been heard from since—and Sara wants to solve the case. As the people who were there the night the two went missing, the guests find themselves cast in a live mystery-theater event.

In reenacting the events of that night, it becomes clear that everyone has something to hide and no one is safe, especially when the discovery of a body makes it clear that at least one of the people who disappeared was murdered.

Sara, Jack and Kate are once again at the heart of a mysterious case that only they are able to solve. But someone is willing to continue to kill to keep the truth about Oxley Manor buried, and none of the guests are safe.

New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux has crafted another irresistible case in her bestselling Medlar Mystery series.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Murder at Blackwater Bend (A Stella and Lyndy Mystery Book 2) by [Clara McKenna]Wild-hearted Kentuckian Stella Kendrick cautiously navigates the strict demands of British high society as the future Lady of Morrington Hall. But when petty scandals lead to bloody murder, her outspoken nature could be all that keeps her alive . . .
 
Following a whirlwind engagement to Viscount “Lyndy” Lyndhurst, Stella is finding her footing within an elite social circle in picturesque rural England. Except tea time with refined friends can be more dangerous than etiquette faux pas—especially in the company of Lady Philippa, the woman Lyndy was once set to marry, and her husband, the ostentatious Lord Fairbrother . . . 
               
Outrage erupts and accusations fly after Lord Fairbrother’s pony wins best in breed for the seventh consecutive year. The man has his share of secrets and adversaries, but Stella and Lyndy are in for a brutal shock when they discover his body floating in the river during a quiet morning fishing trip . . .
 
Suddenly unwelcome around hardly-grieving Lady Philippa and Lyndy’s endlessly critical mother, Stella faces the bitter reality that she may always be an outsider—and one of her trusted new acquaintances may be a calculating killer. Now, Stella and her fiancé must fight against the current to catch the culprit, before they’re the next couple torn apart by tragedy.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BLIND FURY (Lucille Pfiffer Cozy Mystery Series Book 4) by [Tanya R. Taylor]

They say that blood is thicker than water.


That may be true for Lucille Pfiffer who never saw it coming in a million years – the blow of having someone near and dear to her suddenly disappear without a trace.

Despite every effort by the Chadsworth Police to locate her missing loved one, they are met by a dead end. Will Lucille sit idly by and hope for the best or will she enlist the assistance of someone who may be able to help her in a rather unconventional way?

The episode of all episodes in this new, exciting, cozy mystery series.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blood on the Island: A Detective O'Reilly mystery (DI Liam O'Reilly mysteries Book 1) by [Stewart Giles]Blood on the Island.
From # 1 bestselling author: Stewart Giles, comes a new detective series set on the idyllic island of Guernsey.
What deadly secrets does the peaceful island of Guernsey hold?
Detective Inspector Liam O’Reilly has recently transferred to the island of Guernsey from the Special Detective Unit in Dublin and in this first installment we see him hitting the ground running.

He has barely set foot on the island when the body of a man is washed up on the shore. There is no indication of where the man came from – his hands and teeth have been removed and he has a crude tattoo of a dragon on his back.

When another similarly mutilated body is found, O’Reilly and his new team realise they’re on the hunt for a deranged killer.

O’Reilly is getting closer to the truth when the case is suddenly taken away from him. The Guernsey Border Agency, headed up by the arrogant DCI Franklin Urban has their own ideas as to who is behind these brutal murders and argue that the jurisdiction is now theirs.

O’Reilly left Dublin behind but his past soon catches up with him in the form of a Belfast thug employed by a man O’Reilly owes money to. When O’Reilly’s daughter is threatened by these people he persuades her to join him on the island so he can keep an eye on her. Soon he’s faced with a choice – he can either do what these people tell him and risk everything he has, or he can defy them and spend the rest of his life looking over his shoulder.

Meanwhile, as DCI Urban and the Border Agency believe they’re getting closer to the truth, O’Reilly has his own theories and as these suspicions are proved correct he comes face to face with one of the most depraved killers he’s ever come across.

BOOKS BY STEWART GILES

DS JASON SMITH SERIES
Book 0.5-Phobia
Book 1-Smith
Book 2-Boomerang
Book 3-Ladybird
Book 4-Occam’s Razor
Book 5-Harlequin
Book 6-Selene
Book 7-Horsemen
Book 8-Unworthy
Book 9 – Venom
Book 10 – Severed
Book 11 – Demons
Book 12 – Deadeye

DC HARRIET TAYLOR SERIES
Book 1-The Beekeeper
Book 2-The Perfect Murder
Book 3-The Backpacker
Trotterdown a box set of DC Harriet Taylor books 1-3

DS JASON SMITH &DC HARRIET TAYLOR SERIES
Book 1 – The Enigma
Book 2 – Dropzone
Book 3 – The Raven Girl (coming soon)

PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLERS
Miranda
Mistress
Medusa (coming soon)

STANDALONE HORROR
The Divide

DI O’REILLY MYSTERIES
Blood on the Island  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S'more Murder (CAMPING GIRL Book 1) by [Josephine Beintema]A clean, funny cozy mystery that will have readers laughing as they guess who the murderer is!

When Ivy Thurman remembers visiting her grandmother’s campground, she thinks of idyllic childhood summer vacations. Now that she’s inherited the Happy Camper Resort, Ivy sees a money pit. Leaky roofs, whiny golf carts, and a swampy pool are just the beginning of what needs to be fixed. It seems she’s also inherited her grandmother’s tenants, a crew of retirees who live at the aging campground on a full-time basis.

It should have been easy to sell the place, but on Ivy’s second day as the new owner, she falls off the slippery moss covered dock to come face to face with a body! Now a murder has taken place at the campground and Ivy is the prime suspect according to the Oaks Crossing Police Detective. Afterall, the deceased, Ethel Murlay, changed her will to include Ivy as a beneficiary the same day she died.

The citizens of the Happy Camper Resort are going to do everything they can to help Ivy clear her name! From interviewing suspects and a break and enter gone wrong, Ivy is caught up in the enthusiasm of her grandmother’s friends which just might land her in jail. How will she ever be able to sell the campground when it’s starting to feel more and more like home?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Campfire Secrets (Summerhouse Reunion Three Part Story Book 3) by [Kathi Daley]

 

Five victims, four friends, three novels, two romances, and one cold case mystery, combine to bring you the first in a series of three part reunion stories by USA Today Bestselling author Kathi Daley.

In the third installment of this three-part story, Sam puts everything he has into finding the most recent missing girl in the hope that she is still alive. Quinn and Kelly discuss the situation and decide to take matters into their own hands.

Things go from dicey to downright dangerous once Quinn and Kelly set off on their secret journey to a forbidden place. Will their clue finding mission provide them what they need to save this this girl or will it simply result in two additional deaths for Sam to solve?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

2 thoughts on “New Releases For The Week Of June 28th, 2020–Part 3

  1. Thanks so much for having me here. Hope you all love Mocha Mayhem which is also available in Paperback. Keep well!

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