New Releases For The Week Of July 12th, 2020–Part 2

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of July 5th, 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.


Brewing the Midnight Oil (Ivy's Botany Shop Cozy Witch Mystery Series Book 2) by [Constance  Barker]A Stolen Tiara that Kills Its Owner

When Everette is tasked with an unusual case, who does he call…Ivy. His client has many artifacts, including an ancient tiara. When it’s time to display the items at the annual museum festivities, the client discovers it missing. His new young wife has eyed the jeweled crown for a few years…maybe she’s ready to leave the old fart and skate off with the goods. Or perhaps his assistant has grown weary of his endless demands and believes she deserves a good payday. But what these people don’t realize is this tiara has been cursed to kill whoever truly owns it. Will a trail of dead bodies lead to its hidden place?

Moira is on hand to help, or help herself to Everette. And is Everette hiding a secret of his own? Ivy is afraid he may unearth her magical powers.

***Find out what happens in this second book in the Ivy Botany Shop Cozy Witch Mystery Series***  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle














Somerset Secrets: A Series of Short Stories: The Adair Classroom Mysteries Vol III. by [T.W. Morse]Enjoy the third novel of my father-and-son mystery-solving duo, Logan and Ulysses Adair, in their new, exciting series of short stories for all ages: Somerset Secrets: A Series of Short Stories: The Adair Classroom Mysteries Volume II.

Who knew teaching and being a father could be so dangerous. High school history teacher Logan Adair and his freshman son Ulysses continue to traverse the dangers of Mangrove High while maneuvering around the plush 1% city of Somerset, Florida. In the hot Florida sun, we find our amateur sleuths in a series of thrilling adventures, unraveling the deceit of the rich and villains with murderous intentions.

The Adair’s call Somerset Florida their home but behind the pristine, white-sand beaches and warm Gulf breezes, lurk the twisted and dark secrets that stay hidden away from prying eyes. Secrets only they can uncover, painful secrets that seek to hurt and destroy everything Logan and Ulysses care about in the world. They again are aided by Ulysses’s hot-tempered, fierce girlfriend Hannah Reyes and Logan’s bumbling best friend, Bob Nelson.

So what trials and tribulations face our sleuths? Shh! Theirs no time, come and help the Adair boys uncover, Somerset Secrets: A Series of Short Stories: The Adair Classroom Mysteries Vol. III.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle











Fire in the Barley: A traditional English murder mystery (Dan Mallett Investigations Book 1) by [Frank Parrish, Roger Longrigg]

It’s the perfect time to try this cosy English mystery series! Perfect for fans of Agatha Christie, M C Beaton, Sophie Hannah and Faith Martin.

The best person to catch a criminal is a criminal himself…

1977, West Country of England

Reclusive poacher Dan Mallett spends his evenings prowling the local countryside for his latest catch.

And one night he is almost caught by the police.

But they weren’t looking for him – someone else has been committing crimes in the local area.

With his night-time hobby at imminent risk, Dan decides to try and catch the offender himself.

He uses methods that are by turn ingenious, crooked, and sensationally successful, but as he gets closer to solving the mystery, it seems the police could be about to pin the crimes on him…

Will Dan catch the perpetrator before the police catch up with him…?

Fire in the Barley
 is the first cosy village mystery in the Dan Mallett Investigation series: private investigation murder mysteries set in rural England.

‘I loved it. I haven’t read a novel that’s given me so much pleasure for a long time. It’s exciting and it’s funny from beginning to end. The whole of it is permeated with an authentic knowledge of the English countryside’ – Roald Dahl

‘Here is a find. On the crime scene steps a fully fledged, all-of-a-piece original character in a well-conceived, excitingly paced story… I have a notion you will read this first book of the series at a gulp’ – The Times

‘A remarkable and brilliant first novel… The bluff and double bluff, the magnificent understanding of countryside, the complex skill of the detective, are all entrancing ‘ – The Spectator

‘Mr Parrish did for poaching what Dick Francis did for horse racing’ – Oxford Mail

Book One: Fire in the Barley

Book Two: Sting of the Honeybee
Book Three: Snare in the Dark
Book Four: Bait on the Hook
Book Five: Face at the Window
Book Six: Fly in the Cobweb
Book Seven: Caught in the Birdlime
Book Eight: Voices From the Dark  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback
















Death Remembered: A Sleuthing Club Mystery (Book 1) by [K E Coburn]

Summer 1952.
The sun is shining, the birds are singing, but Charity Nicholls is bored of her quiet life in a tiny English village where nothing ever happens. Other than her nagging, marriage-obsessed mother, all she has to fill the time are her dreams of becoming a writer, and the Sleuthing Club – the mystery-reading book club she attends every week.
But everything changes the day her father receives a poison pen letter.
With the help of the Sleuthing Club, particularly handsome Henry Taylor, Charity is determined to find the culprit.
When people start dying and the police arrive, led by the infuriating Inspector James Lawrence, her little village becomes a hotbed of crime.
Can Charity find the murderer before anyone else dies?

Perfect for fans of Helena Dixon and T E Kinsey.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle














Night of the Living Well-Read: A Bohemian Lake Cozy Mystery (Bookish Adventures in Witch-Lit Book 4) by [Rachael Stapleton]

Night of the Living Well-Read is the third book in a new paranormal cozy mystery series. If you like medieval castles, fabled stories, and gothic literary references, then one-click this book today for a mixed dose of magic and macabre.

Nelle Storey’s secret project is finally coming to light, and Sera’s going to need all the light she can get for where they’re going!

Once again, it’s time for one of Bohemian Lake’s Gas Lamp Literary Tours. This month’s featured author is Bram Stoker and the gang is off to Transylvania to immerse themselves in Crypts, Coffins and Carpathian vampires who prey upon the innocent, and threaten the very foundation of Sera’s world.

But there’s more to this story than meets the eye—there’s Nelle’s story. Nelle’s been contracted to film a documentary about Dracula suggesting that Stoker knew the real-life killer and hid the clues to this terrible knowledge in his book. The premise is seductive and connects some of the most infamous murderers of all time.

Can a group of bookish witches rid the Earth of Dracula’s evil once and for all or will they become a fangtastic part of it?

Bookish Adventures in Witch-Lit Series
Book 1: Scandal & Gretel
Book 2: Hyde & Seek
Book 3: Night of the Living Well-Read

Recommended Reading Order by Date Published:

A Penning Trouble Mystery: Murder, She Floats
Haunted House Flippers Cookies, Corpses & the Deadly Haunt
A Penning Trouble Mystery: Murder, She Slopes
Haunted House Flippers: Candy Canes, Corpses & the Gothic Haunt
Bohemian Murder Manor: Gypsies, Traps & Missing Thieves
Bohemian Murder Manor: Make-Believes & Lost Memories
Haunted House Flippers: Crumb Cake, Corpses & the Run-of-the-Mill
A Penning Trouble Mystery: Murder, Ye Bones
Bohemian Festival Fiasco: Nuttier than Pecan Pie
Bohemian Murder Manor: Ouija, Death & Wicked Witchery
Haunted House Flippers: Crème Eggs, Corpses & the Farmhouse Fixer
Bookish Adventures in Witch-Lit: Scandal & Gretel
Hexing Holidays in Bohemian Lake: Mistletoe and Hauntings
Bookish Adventures in Witch-Lit: Hyde & Seek
A Penning Trouble Mystery: Murder in the Catacombs
Hexing Holidays: My Evil Valentine
Bookish Adventures in Witch-Lit: Night of the Living Well-Read

Scroll up and order your copy now!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












The Chairs Are Jealous by [J .Denise Kulick]

It’s 1958 and Marian Fennell’s quiet life as a timid textile conservator is interrupted by a panicked, late-night call from her Aunt Ruthie. The sounds of a violent struggle in the background send Marian to the rescue, but too late. Ruthie vanishes without a trace.

Marian’s search for her is interrupted by an unexpected complication: Ruthie’s home has been taken over by a group of mysterious, disgruntled furniture! And they aren’t shy about voicing their opinions. The John Hepplewhites, a group of dining room chairs, are constantly underfoot and Tazzi, a Persian rug, insists she’s a flying carpet.

It turns out Aunt Ruthie’s life is much more adventurous than Marian had ever guessed. To rescue Ruthie, Marian will have to step way outside her comfort zone and untangle clues that lead across the globe. Tazzi had better be able to fly!  (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback















Blacktop Wasteland: A Novel by [S. A. Cosby]A husband, a father, a son, a business owner…And the best getaway driver east of the Mississippi.

“Sensationally good—new, fresh, real, authentic, twisty, with characters and dilemmas that will break your heart. More than recommended.” —Lee Child

Beauregard “Bug” Montage is an honest mechanic, a loving husband, and a hard-working dad. Bug knows there’s no future in the man he used to be: known from the hills of North Carolina to the beaches of Florida as the best wheelman on the East Coast.

He thought he’d left all that behind him, but as his carefully built new life begins to crumble, he finds himself drawn inexorably back into a world of blood and bullets. When a smooth-talking former associate comes calling with a can’t-miss jewelry store heist, Bug feels he has no choice but to get back in the driver’s seat. And Bug is at his best where the scent of gasoline mixes with the smell of fear.

Haunted by the ghost of who he used to be and the father who disappeared when he needed him most, Bug must find a way to navigate this blacktop wasteland…or die trying.

Like Ocean’s Eleven meets Drive, with a Southern noir twist, S. A. Cosby’s Blacktop Wasteland is a searing, operatic story of a man pushed to his limits by poverty, race, and his own former life of crime.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook












Squirrel & Swan Stolen Things (S & S Investigations Book 4) by [M. D. Archer]The Locked Room Mystery and The Woman Without A Past.


Paige and Sophie have a new client—a famous author with a secret identity—with an intriguing locked room mystery for them to solve. They’re thrilled to get stuck into an exciting new case, but when old adversaries reappear, things get complicated.

Meanwhile, Leo has come across a woman with no memory and an unsettling predicament. His first instinct is to bring the case to S & S Investigations, but instead he ends up working with an unexpected newcomer. Together they uncover a shocking chain of events.

And when one of the S & S team is put in real danger, they are faced with a test of more than just their investigative skills.

Contemporary, humorous and fun. Nancy Drew meets The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency.

Visit New Zealand join Paige and Sophie on their mystery solving adventures, today.

Note. Squirrel & Swan Stolen Things is the fourth in the S & S Investigations Series. Each book has stand alone cases, but for maximum enjoyment, start at the beginning with Squirrel & Swan Precious Things.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












Burglary at Barnard: A humorous paranormal cozy mystery (Oxford Key Mysteries Book 2) by [Lynn Morrison]A dead body buried under a pile of ageing manuscripts. A secret chamber filled with a treasure-trove of books and paintings.

Nat returns to Oxford in January, this time based out of the historic halls of Barnard College. When she agrees to meet Mathilde in the college archives after hours, they hope to find information on the magic. They don’t expect to find a hidden chamber or stumble across another dead body.

Nat is scrambling to figure out if this is a crime of passion, a case of wrong place and wrong time, or whether something larger is a foot. Meanwhile, Mathilde and Kate are searching the hidden chamber for information on the magic’s origin. The last thing they need is Edward snooping around, wondering how the prefects are connected.

Can Nat satisfy Edward’s curiosity without revealing the existence of Oxford’s magic?

Can the prefects figure out how to restore Oxford’s magical border before someone else dies?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Diamonds, Dinner Jackets, and Death (Patricia Fisher Mystery Adventures Book 5) by [steve higgs]

She spent a fortune on the dress. It would have been cheaper to buy unicorn horn, but before she can even put it on, a scream splits the air …

… and the first body is found.

Patricia and her friends are the special guests of the world’s third richest man, her benefactor, the Maharaja of Zangrabar. At a banquet thrown to celebrate a new peace treaty between his country, and long-time hostile neighbour, Itarnia, the murder of Itarnia’s ambassador does not bode well.

To prevent a return to war, Patricia and her team must unravel the clues to find the killer, but there’s more going on than a simple assassination, and it might be that even the Maharaja is lying to her.

With the clock ticking down, another body appears, but just when she needs to create a distraction, so too do some old friends.

Murder, mystery, and mayhem abound as her expensive dress sits unworn in its wrapper.

Will she get to put it on? Will she be able to follow the breadcrumbs to the end of this mystery?

Under pressure like never before, Patricia and her friends must keep two warring nations apart long enough to find the truth, but the truth in politics is an elusive beast, and there’s no telling what the killer’s motivation might be.

Grab your copy of this unique cozy mystery because you don’t just read a Steve Higgs book, you get to live it right alongside the characters!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Larceny at the Library (A Washington Whodunit Book 6) by [Colleen Shogan]


Congressional staffer Kit Marshall is excited to attend a historic event displaying the contents of Abraham Lincoln’s pockets the night he was assassinated at the Library of Congress. The next day, a senior librarian is dead and several invaluable artifacts are missing. Kit’s husband Doug discovers the body and immediately becomes a suspect in the death and theft. Kit springs into action once again to figure out who is responsible for the crimes. Her sleuthing takes her to the DC Public Library, the National Portrait Gallery, Ford’s Theatre, and the most ornate, beautiful rooms at the Library of Congress. At the end, Kit must put her own life on the line to retrieve her most valuable possession, which goes unexpectedly missing as she hunts down the killer.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback


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