New Releases For The Week Of July 12th, 2020–Part 4

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of July 12th, 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 fourth and final day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.

 

The Witch Is Inn: A Beechwood Harbor Magic Mystery (Beechwood Harbor Magic Mysteries Book 10) by [Danielle Garrett]

 

Running a paranormal inn might run Holly right out of her mind.

The ink on the contracts is dried and the first batch of guests are set to arrive. There’s no turning back.

Holly’s adventures continue in The Witch Is Inn, book ten in the Beechwood Harbor Magic Mysteries series by Danielle Garrett.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grapes, Ganache and Guilt (A Chocolate Centered Cozy Mystery Book 18) by [Cindy Bell]Ally Sweet loves running Charlotte’s Chocolate Heaven with her grandmother, Charlotte Sweet. She is looking forward to dinner at a fancy new restaurant with her hunky boyfriend, Detective Luke Elm. They have been very busy lately and never seem to manage to spend time together. So, when Luke starts acting strange at dinner, Ally starts worrying that her relationship is on the rocks.

But that becomes the last thing on Ally’s mind when their dinner is interrupted…. when someone lands up murdered! The victim turns out to be a renowned wine critic who is in the area to write a special on a winery for its two-hundred year anniversary. Ally and Charlotte decide to do a little sleuthing. But wine tasting and wineries are not something they are very familiar with. So, they enlist Mrs. Bing, Mrs. Cale and Mrs. White, to lend a helping hand. Arnold, Charlotte’s lovable pot-bellied pig, and Peaches, Ally’s loyal feline-friend, are by their side to help steer them down the right path.

Ally and Charlotte uncork a gallon of suspects and secrets. Will the murderer be found before there are more victims? Is Ally’s relationship with Luke over?

Recipe Included: Whipped Chocolate Ganache Cake

Join Charlotte, Ally, Arnold and Peaches for a delicious, entertaining cozy mystery by USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author Cindy Bell.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A shooting on the savannah. A tragedy she’d rather forget. When past and present collide, will she survive to see her future?

Kenya, 2016. Semi-retired vet Rose Hardie just wants to enjoy her golden years and care for her disabled husband. But her peace of mind shatters when a forgotten confidant returns and reopens a case where Rose pulled the trigger. With her memories of a poacher’s shocking death flooding back, she barely catches her breath before her childhood friend is brutally murdered.

Braving blackmail and entrenched corruption, our tireless heroine dives headfirst into helping the victim’s son solve the crime. But when the lead suspect is killed, Rose’s plans for a peaceful life end up dead and buried…

As her own traumatic history unravels, can Rose catch a killer before she becomes the next victim?

Fowl Murder is the first book in the compelling Kenya Kanga Mystery series. If you like Agatha Christie and Agatha Raisin, determined heroines, unpredictable twists and turns, and vivid African settings, then you’ll love Victoria Tait’s pulse-pounding tale.

Buy Fowl Murder to solve a searing whodunit today!

⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ “Charming new series set in Kenya has captured my heart.

If you love Alexander McCall Smith’s No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, you will enjoy the Kenya Kanga Mysteries. Both authors give a sense of a people ‘seen’, and have intimate knowledge of a country and it’s quirky ways. Ms Tait’s evocative descriptions allow one to feel the heat, smell the dust, and be immersed in the unique experience that is Africa.” Goodreads Review

⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ “A must read for Christie fans!

Victoria Tait’s Mama Rose is Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple reincarnated and living in Kenya.” Goodreads Review  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just Make Believe (Lady Adelaide Mysteries Book 3) by [Maggie Robinson]The next mystery book—with a touch of paranormal women’s fiction—in an amusing historical cozy series! With a string of suspicious deaths threatening her guests, a horribly depressing love life, and a handsome detective on her doorstep, the last thing Lady Adelaide needs to deal with is the ghost of her dead husband.

Gloucestershire, 1925. A week-long house party in the country—why not? Lady Adelaide has nothing else to do, now that her year of mourning for her unfaithful husband is up and her plans to rekindle her romantic life have backfired. But when her hostess is found dead on the conservatory floor, Addie knows just who to call—Detective Inspector Devenand Hunter of Scotland Yard.

Dev may not want to kiss Addie again, but he’s anxious to solve the crime. Who would want to kill Pamela, the beautiful wife of one of Britain’s greatest Great War heroes? Certainly not her devoted and wheelchair-bound husband, Sir Hugh Fernald. The other guests seem equally innocent and improbable.

But despite all appearances, something is very wrong at Fernald Hall—there’s a body buried in the garden, and the governess has fallen down the stairs to her death. Who’s next? Addie and Dev find themselves surrounded by Scotland ghosts and must work together to stop another murder, with some help from Rupert, Addie’s late and unlamented husband. Rupert needs to make amends for his louche life on earth, and what better way to earn his celestial wings than catch a killer?

The Lady Adelaide Mysteries:
Nobody’s Sweetheart Now (Book 1)
Who’s Sorry Now? (Book 2)
Just Make Believe (Book 3)  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not in the Pink: Paranormal Cozy Mystery (A Witch's Cove Mystery Book 5) by [Vella Day]A pink iguana convinced he can talk to a cat ghost. A woman’s psychic vision leading to another murder. And a witch who has no idea who to believe.

Hi, I’m Glinda Goodall, part-time witch and part-time amateur sleuth from Witch’s Cove, Florida, a beach town full of witches and gossips.

Iggy—my talking pink iguana—just dropped a bomb on me, saying he just communicated with the ghost of some widow’s pet. I might have dismissed that nonsense if the man didn’t die the next day—just as this ghost cat had predicted! Now Iggy is determined to solve his murder, with or without my help.

I was losing faith that anyone would ever need my services as an amateur sleuth, when a high-profile woman shows up to our office claiming she had a vision of her husband being murdered and wants me to look into it. The problem? He’s not dead. The sheriff dismissed her case, but that only gives me more reason to help her.

Things get really weird when her husband actually is murdered, and guess who’s the number one suspect? You guessed it. This woman. There goes my first paying customer. I won’t abandoned her though. I’m determined to prove she’s innocent.

When I’m not running around looking for clues, I waitress at the Tiki Hut Grill, so stop in for a smile and a great cup of coffee—or just to check in to see who where I am in solving the case.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saving Piper Moonlight (Piney Falls Mysteries Book 2) by [Joann Keder]

The last child born into the Fallen Branch Cult was destined for greatness.

That’s what Zion, the former leader told his members before his untimely death.

In the second book of the Piney Falls Mysteries series, Piper Moonlight is tired of living life on the run from the remaining Fallen Branch cult members. She decides the best place to land is in Piney Falls, Oregon, where the cult originated. At least everyone there knows her story and she’ll be safe.

When she arrives, she finds employment under the watchful eye of Cosmo Hill, also a former Fallen Branch member, at his bakery. Cosmo doesn’t trust Piper or her story. He enlists the help of his fiancé , marketing wonder and super sleuth Lanie Anders to uncover the truth of Piper’s past.

Lanie and Cosmo soon discover there are still shocking secrets buried within the layers of the former cult.  As those secrets come to light, those who keep them will stop at nothing to stay hidden. The ugly truth of Fallen Branch will force Lanie, Cosmo and Piper to make unthinkable choices to save themselves and the life they know in Piney Falls.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Piddleton Unrest: A Medieval Cosy Mystery (The Rookery Book 2) by [B G Denvil]

 

After discovering she was one of the highest-grade witches in England, Rosie sets out to fight the dark shadows encroaching The Rookery and its residents.
But strange things are happening in the village too. The sheriff has died, and Magg’s abusive husband has been found dead on her doorstep. Everything seems to be connected to the Juggler and Goat, but surely it can’t be Bob! The sheriff’s assistant is on hand to solve the crimes, but somethings not quite right, and Dickon seems more of a hindrance than anything else.
With the help of Peg- an elderly witch who keeps getting her spells mixed up, Whistle, a ghostly squirrel, Edna and her Cockatoo, they set out to solve the mystery of Piddleton’s unrest.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Sandie James Mysteries Box Set: Books 1 - 3 (A Sandie James Cozy Mystery Series) by [Tessa Kelly]

From Book #1:
A summer wedding ends with a bang of the gruesome kind. Caterer turned amateur detective fights to save her dad from prison.

For Sandie James, catering is a way to pay the bills while her literature degree collects dust. This last-minute wedding engagement is a pain, but nothing she can’t handle. Until her dad crashes the reception.

An obsessive book collector, Dad picks a fight with a guest over a rare edition of a Raymond Chandler mystery. Sandie’s horrified when that guest later turns up dead—and her dad is standing over the body holding the murder weapon.

Convinced her dad’s been set up, Sandie must rely on her wits, and the enthusiastic help of Marlowe, the family’s Springer Spaniel, to save him from prison.

As fear and blame spread through their quiet neighborhood, Sandie races to clear her dad’s name and find the real killer… before the killer finds her.

From readers:

“I loved this fabulous cozy mystery! The storyline was terrific and the sense of family and their relationships very realistic. The characters were wonderfully written, likable, and relatable. It was an easy read but the killer was a true mystery. I am looking forward to more books by Tessa Kelly.”

“This is a wonderful and fun cozy mystery. I loved this story because I love the characters and it is written so well! I am looking forward to Book 2.”

“I really enjoyed this book. I found the characters very realistic and the story was well written. The family relationships rang very true. There were enough twists and turns to keep me guessing until the end.”

The Sandie James Cozy Mysteries

Book #0—Missing in Seattle: A Christmas Story

Book #1—First Edition Murder

Book #2—The Deadly Art

Book #3—Don’t Rock the Boat!

If you love intelligent female sleuths, quirky characters, and a proper ‘whodunit’, this mystery series is for you!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shear Terror: A Camping Capers Cozy Mystery (Alpaca My Bags Book 2) by [Jenna Lynn Badger]A friendly alpaca. A dead ranch hand. All in a day’s work for this plucky camp host.

 

June Winters has only been camp host for a couple days, and already this disabled retiree has been struggling to understand her new job. But she never expected to see an alpaca greeting her at her RV door that morning.

 

Leading the errant animal back to its pen lead June to the scene of a murder, where the camp’s hired ranch hand is found dead with a pair of shears in his back. Soon this man’s life is turned inside out and it’s soon revealed that many in the camp wanted him dead.

 

When the police arrest the wrong person, June realizes she’s the only one that exonerate them and find the real perpetrator.

 

Can June discover who the true murderer is before it’s too late for the grieving widow??

 

Find out in the second book in the Alpaca my Bags Series set at the Castle Creek Campground, part of Jenna Lynn Badger’s Camping Capers Cozy Mysteries!

 

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Check author bio for links to subscribe and get monthly free short stories.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Murder at the Falls (A Creature Comforts Mystery Book 3) by [Arlene Kay]

Army vet Persephone “Perri” Morgan has found a second career handcrafting leather pet accessories—and a satisfying sideline in training therapy dogs. But there’s no cure for a cold-blooded murderer. . . .

Perri and her BFF Babette Croy team up to bring their therapy dogs to an upscale senior living facility. But The Falls’ pleasant façade hides some unpleasant secrets. Valuables are missing, feuds fester, and one resident even fears for her life. Sprightly senior Magdalen Melmoth swears she’s being targeted because her grandfather was none other than Oscar Wilde, and her legacy includes an unpublished novel by the literary genius.

Convinced it’ll take more than calming canines to sniff out the truth, Perri enlists the help of her beau, hotshot reporter Wing Pruett. When a nurse is poisoned by chocolates sent to Magdalen, and a physician is brutally murdered, the case takes a deeply troubling turn. Perri, Babette, and their furry friends race to bring a killer to heel, but can they outsmart an enemy who’s simply bad to the bone?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Facials Can Be Fatal (The Bad Hair Day Mysteries Book 13) by [Nancy J. Cohen]Salon sleuth Marla Vail determines to peel back the truth when a wealthy socialite has a fatal facial at her day spa in this stylish cozy mystery.

During the frenzy of the December holidays, the last thing salon owner Marla Vail needs is a dead body slathered in a green facial mask at her new day spa. The victim, Valerie Weston, had been a major donor for Friends of Old Florida, a nonprofit historic building preservation society. Marla’s stylists are scheduled to work backstage at their upcoming gala fashion show, but Val’s demise might put a crimp in their plans.

Hoping to salvage her reputation, Marla determines to track down the killer. Although Val had been well liked by most people, she may have stumbled onto secrets that others would kill to keep. Soon Marla is unraveling clues involving historic buildings, family journals, pirates, and shipwrecks off the Florida coast. She’d better prepare for a body count that has nothing to do with hot stone massages and everything to do with murder.

Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal Winner
Royal Palm Literary Awards Finalist


“Take a twisty mystery, add a cast of amiable characters, a dash of family drama, and a pinch of South Florida during the holiday season–they all add up to the recipe for a delightful cozy!” –Lucy Burdette, bestselling author of the Key West Food Critic Mysteries

Facials Can Be Fatal was originally published Five Star (Gale/Cengage). This Author’s Edition has been updated with added bonus materials.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback