New Releases for The Week Of July 19th, 2020–Part 1

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of July 19th, 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.


Witch in Troubled Waters (Blackwood Bay Witches Paranormal Cozy Mystery Book 7) by [Misty Bane]


All aboard for murder!

In attempt to quell his boredom after an early retirement, my dad has partnered with a friend to offer Blackwood Bay a murder mystery dinner cruise. Cruisin’ for Murder’s maiden voyage is about to take place, so a few of my coven members and I buy up the remaining tickets in a show of support. But what starts as a fun evening quickly takes a dark turn when a body is found that is not part of the evening’s event. There’s also the small problem of a vicious storm suddenly headed our way.
Now, we’re stuck on board with a killer … and it looks like he’s got a taste for blood.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle
















A Traitor at Poppyridge Cove: Seaside Inn Mystery, book 2 by [Rimmy London]When Chase is awarded a major psychiatric achievement, he and Abby head off for a sudden getaway, leaving Emily in charge. But there was no way to know everything that would go wrong while they were away…

This exciting novel can be read as a standalone, or as a delightful glimpse into the life of Chase and Abby, and an entirely new adventure with Emily and Ryan — an unlikely pair who will have readers rooting for their happy ending.

Preorder NOW and continue the anthology that delivers mystery, sweet romance, and happily ever afters.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

















Killing in the Caribbean: a romantic beach read mystery by [Jennifer Fischetto]From USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Fischetto comes a beach read full of romance, mystery, and a vacation turned deadly in the sunny Caribbean!

Welcome to Voyage Cruise Line: where a sunny day is always just a trip away!
At least, that’s the official motto Zibby Foster learned when she was hired as the ship’s dance instructor. And she’s starting to believe it—sailing to tropical ports all over the world that have almost been enough to leave the cares of her former life behind. So, when the ship docks in Barbados, Zibby and her new best friend, Cady Hart, plan to soak up the sun, see the sights, and sip the island’s infamous rum at Cady’s boyfriend Aiden’s local bar.

Only their plans go terribly awry when a group of American tourists enter the scene, and one of them dies right in front of Zibby after sipping one of Aiden’s cocktails! With the police suspecting foul play, suddenly Aiden’s livelihood is on the line, a murderer is on the loose, and it’s up to Zibby and Cady to figure out just what killed the vacationing victim. With a little help from the ship’s sexy doctor, Zibby finds herself getting closer to the truth as she gets closer to the deceased’s circle of friends…maybe too close as the danger mounts, time runs out, and the killer sets his sights on Zibby as his second victim.

“If you like your cozy mysteries on the humorous side, then look no further!”
Fresh Fiction

“Jennifer Fishetto serves up a delicious cozy mystery. If you are a fan of the genre this is a fun read that will leave you with a smile.”
Night Owl Reviews  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback











Handbook for Homicide (A Booktown Mystery 14) by [Lorna Barrett]Tricia Miles must swim against the tide to catch a killer when Haven’t Got A Clue’s assistant manager is accused of murder in the latest entry to Lorna Barrett’s New York Times bestselling Booktown series.

Haven’t Got A Clue bookshop owner Tricia Miles’s relationship is on the rocks. After a not-so-fun vacation with her on-again-off-again lover, Marshall Cambridge, Tricia’s hoping for smooth sailing back in Stoneham. Unfortunately Booktown greets her not with blue skies but with another body.

When Tricia’s assistant manager, Pixie, finds homeless vet Susan Morris’s body behind Haven’t Got A Clue, Pixie’s checkered past makes her the prime suspect. Tricia sets out to clear Pixie’s name armed with only an anchor insignia earring found at the scene of the crime.

As Tricia digs deeper she discovers Susan was involved in a scandal right before retiring from the Navy—but since nobody in the village knows Susan, even Tricia’s one lead is in danger of drying up. With family drama brewing in the background and all of Stoneham convinced her manager is a murderer, Tricia knows she has to get to the bottom of the case soon before Pixie’s life is sunk.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover















Lineage Most Lethal: An Ancestry Detective Mystery by [S. C. Perkins]

In S. C. Perkins’s Lineage Most Lethal, the captivating second mystery in the Ancestry Detective series, Texas genealogist Lucy Lancaster grapples with a mystery rooted in World War II and espionage.

It’s the week before New Year’s Eve and genealogist Lucy Lancaster is ready to mix work and play at the beautiful Hotel Sutton, enjoying herself while finalizing the presentation for her latest client, hotel heiress Pippa Sutton.

Freshly arrived at the hotel—and determined not to think about Special Agent Ben Turner, who went radio silent on her after one date—Lucy is stopped in her tracks when a strange man comes staggering toward her. She barely has time to notice his weak, sweaty appearance before he presses a classic Montblanc pen onto her hand, gasps, “Keep them safe,” and collapses at her feet, dead.

When Lucy shows the fountain pen to her grandfather, an avid collector and World War II veteran, she’s in for another shock. Not only does Grandpa recognize the Montblanc, he also reveals a secret: he was an Allied spy during the war and the pen is both a message regarding one of his wartime missions and the key to reading a microdot left by the dead man.

On the microdot is a series of ciphers, some decrypted to form names. Could they be the descendants of Grandpa’s fellow spies? When two from the list end up murdered—including the chef at the Hotel Sutton—and Grandpa’s life is put in jeopardy, Lucy’s sure she’s right. And with Lucy’s and Pippa’s names possibly on the list, too, she’s got to uncover the past to protect those in the present.

With a secret Allied mission, old grievances, and traitors hiding behind every corner, Lucy must use her research skills to trace the list’s World War II ancestors and connect the dots to find a killer in their midst—a killer who’s determined to make sure some lineages end once and for all.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback













Taken: The addictive new 2020 crime thriller from the internationally bestselling author by [Lisa Stone]A gripping new thriller from internationally bestselling author Lisa Stone

Have you seen Leila?

8-year-old Leila Smith has seen and heard things that no child should ever have to. On the Hawthorn Estate, where she lives, she often stays out after dark to avoid going home.

But what Leila doesn’t know is that someone has been watching her in the playground. One day, she disappears without a trace…

The police start a nationwide search but it’s as if Leila has vanished into thin air. Who kidnapped her? What do they want? Will she return home safely or is she lost forever?

A thriller with a difference!

Praise for Lisa Stone

‘Couldn’t put it down, it was so addictive!’ Amazon reviewer

‘I was so hooked on this book I was up all night reading it into the next day’ Amazon reviewer

‘The written style keeps the reader enthralled’ Amazon reviewer

‘If you like a book that keeps you on the edge of your seat from start to finish this book is for you’ Amazon reviewer

‘This is a cracking good read that had me hooked from the beginning until the end’ Amazon reviewer

Fantastic book, couldn’t turn the pages quickly enough!’ Amazon reviewer

‘A well-written and extremely addictive novel that will stick in your head long after putting it down’ Amazon reviewer  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle















Brooms and Brains (A Hocus Pocus Cozy Witch Mystery Series Book 5) by [Constance Barker, J. D. Sullivan]


When the owner of a local diner is accused of Hemlock poisoning, will her true identity be revealed? Jody has owned the local diner for years. She normally keeps to herself, but now she’s thrust into the spotlight. Is her new cook looking to take over? Does the new eatery in town not want any competition? Or is magic the culprit? Can Celestial figure out the who and the why before Jody goes ‘downtown?’  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

















Shock: The Truth - A Gripping Mystery Suspense Medical Thriller (Book 2 of 5) by [Marc Timms]


After Katie learns that her brother was killed in an ambush while heading to Moss Creek, she begins to realize that a copycat killer is on the loose. She doesn’t have time to think about who might have taken her brother’s place as the Shock Killer, or taken her brother’s life before she receives a packet of newspaper clippings from the prison where her brother had resided.
The packet refers directly to third victim of the Shock Killer. As Katie and the team of law enforcement officers dig deeper to learn what went on, a killer is determined to make sure they don’t find out the clue that Robert wanted his sister to learn.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle


















The Puccini Connection (A Milkwood Murder Book 1) by [Sam Bond]An idyllic English village, a lovable heroine, and a Puccini-inspired murder. Who knew opera could be so deadly?

British expat, Josie Monroe, returns to the idyllic village of Milkwood and finds herself chief suspect in a family murder. Surrounded by cricket greens, duck ponds and lies, Josie must discover the culprit if she wishes to return to the US and Lady Belle DeCorcy is just the pal to help her.

Josie is a down-to-earth, classical music-loving pianist. Belle is a flighty, beautiful and slightly unhinged debutante, making the two amateur sleuths an unlikely and comically inept, team. As if Josie doesn’t have enough problems, she is also dealing with the “Witches of Milkwood,” an elderly trio convinced that Josie is the murderer and that Belle is one sandwich short of a picnic.

Living with a cantankerous cat named Elgar and her aunt’s handsome, but seemingly untrustworthy, lodger, Josie is also coming to terms with resurging feelings for her childhood sweetheart, Detective Inspector Adam Ward. Luckily, tea and tenacity will see her through, even if every time Josie hears Puccini she risks discovering another body.

The Puccini Connection is a cozy English murder mystery with a classical music-loving amateur female sleuth in a picturesque English village with quirky, lovable characters and an extremely grumpy cat. No cliffhangers, gore, graphic violence, sex or overtly strong language.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle











The Lost Haven Cozy Mysteries by [Penny Plume]On the surface, the artsy little Lake Michigan town of Lost Haven seems to be the perfect spot to smell the lilacs in the spring, shop for driftwood crafts in the summer, sip hot cider on the fall hayrides, and photograph the ice-covered lighthouses in wintertime.

And no matter what time of year it is, people travel to Lost Haven to enjoy local wines, microbrews, and savory coffee blends while they search for Sanctuary, the legendary ghost town buried beneath the shifting Lake Michigan dunes. The first person most visitors see when they come to town is Jenna Hooper, owner of The Welcome Shoppe and unofficial Lost Haven town historian, and Jenna does her best to let folks know they’ve come to the right place for all of those wonderful year-round activities.

But beneath the quaint surface of Lost Haven are dark secrets—held by residents and the very town itself—and some people will resort to murder to keep them from coming to light. Whenever that happens, Jenna and her crew of Main Street shop owners take it upon themselves to solve the crimes and save their beloved little town. But they never know if they’ll find the killer before things really get out of hand—like getting murdered themselves, or cancelling the Christmas Chocolate Festival!

The Lost Haven Cozy Mysteries includes: The Last Resort in Lost Haven and A Grave Halloween in Lost Haven.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle














Dances With Ghosts (Murder By Design Book 7) by [Erin McCarthy]Spring has sprung in Cleveland and home stager (and lousy spiritual medium) Bailey Burke is facing all kinds of major life changes. Both her grandmother and her boyfriend Jake Marner have moved in with her, she is contemplating a career change, and Marner’s mother needs her help planning a thirtieth birthday party for him.

Party plans include dance lessons for Bailey and Jake. Which would be fun, except their instructor appears to have tangoed with the wrong partner. She’s found dead on the dance floor, a butchered ballroom teacher with multiple stab wounds.

It’s a classic case of overkill, but there are no suspects and no ghosts hanging around to offer any insight. It’s time to call on Bailey’s old friend, Ryan, who happens to be a dead detective with a rude sense of humor.

Can Bailey and her two favorite guys solve the case of the killer Cha Cha?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle