New Releases For The Week Of August 2nd, 2020–Part 3

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of August 2nd, 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.


Freaky Seas (A Mystic Caravan Mystery Book 10) by [Amanda M. Lee]Mystic Caravan Circus is heading to Charleston and – per usual – trouble is not far behind.
For Poet Parker, who is grappling with saying goodbye to her assistant, she’s looking forward to quiet nights on the beach and quality time with her boyfriend. All that changes when the sea starts giving up its dead … and they appear to be hungry.
Under normal circumstances, zombies wouldn’t be a big deal. They’re slow, lumbering, and easy to dispatch. This infestation is different … and they appear to be controlled by a strange creature long since thought extinct.
Gorgons were believed to be things of myth and legend but one is haunting the beaches of Charleston … in close proximity to the circus and a writer’s retreat. In fact, the nutty individuals spouting fantastical stories and trying to one-up one another in the bluff house overlooking the circus grounds are all suspects because one of them is controlling the gorgon. Finding the individual responsible for causing endless upheaval and death is no easy task, though.
Poet is a fighter but this battle is all-encompassing.
Not every monster is obvious. Sometimes they hide behind human faces.
This time Poet is going to have to wade through layers of darkness to find the light. Surviving to see the final sunrise will take them all working together … and even then they might not be strong enough to claim victory.
Darkness is coming. Will anyone survive to see the dawn?  (Amazon)

Editions Available”  Kindle, Audiobook















The First to Lie by [Hank Phillippi Ryan]

We all have our reasons for being who we are―but what if being someone else could get you what you want?
After a devastating betrayal, a young woman sets off on an obsessive path to justice, no matter what dark family secrets are revealed. What she doesn’t know―she isn’t the only one plotting revenge.
An affluent daughter of privilege. A glamorous manipulative wannabe. A determined reporter, in too deep. A grieving widow who has to choose her new reality. Who will be the first to lie? And when the stakes are life and death, do a few lies really matter?
Bestselling and award-winning author and investigative reporter Hank Phillippi Ryan delivers another twisty, thrilling cat and mouse novel of suspense that will have you guessing, and second-guessing, and then gasping with surprise.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback,  Audiobook



















Shooting by the Sea (A Mollie McGhie Cozy Sailing Mystery Book 5) by [Ellen Jacobson]When Mollie McGhie attends the grand opening of her friend’s nail salon, she’s looking forward to getting a manicure and sipping on champagne. The event is going great until Mollie discovers a dead body nearby and her friend’s brother is arrested for murder.

Mollie agrees to help clear his name. During the course of her investigation, she has to do some crazy things including auditioning for a game show, giving a pedicure to the local chief of police, and teaching her cat how to play the ukulele.

Can Mollie get to the truth and find out who the real murderer is?

Shooting by the Sea is the fifth book in the light, humorous, and original Mollie McGhie cozy sailing mystery series. If you like kooky characters, adorable cats, and plenty of chocolate, you’ll love this cozy mystery. Grab Shooting by the Sea today and laugh out loud from the first page to the last.

Spoiler Alert: You’ll be humming Elvis tunes to yourself after reading this book.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle


















Love Thy Neighbor: (A Christian Cozy Mystery) (Reverend Margot Quade Cozy Mysteries Book 5) by [Sarah Biglow]Will faith unify a broken community?

A year and a half after accepting the calling to return to her home church in Port Marie, Reverend Margot Quade is finally moving into the parsonage. The festivities to celebrate the move come to a painful halt when one of the attendees falls gravely ill.

The symptoms of a stroke mask the true crime as Margot and Sam search for answers. The case leads Margot to uncover a longstanding feud between the victim, a Muslim, and the neighboring Jewish family. When the neighbor falls ill with the same symptoms, Margot wonders if someone is using the feud as a cover to target families of faith.

When she discovers a link between the victims that points to a perpetrator, she races against the clock, praying she’s not too late to repair the damage done by a broken soul.

Scroll up and one-click now to see why LOVE THY NEIGHTBOR has fans of Alison Golden and Mindy Quigley raving  (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback













All's Fairy in Love and War (Wicked Hollow Fairies Cozy Mystery Book 2) by [Misty Bane]The grand re-opening of the Fairy Tail Salon is going to be epic and I can’t wait to throw back some cheap wine and celebrate my best friend’s accomplishments. All that changes though when the local mean girls crash the party. As if that wasn’t bad enough, their self-proclaimed queen bee is looking to make a fool out of Casper.
After she’s shown the door, the party is back in full swing … until she is found very dead in the alleyway with a pair of shears sticking out of her back.
Casper becomes the prime suspect and the chips slowly start stacking up against him. Just as I’m starting to make some real headway, Bluethistle pulls me off the case. As if that’ll stop me. I’ll do anything to clear my best friend’s name, even if that means putting my job on the line.
All I have to do is keep my ex, Woody, out of my hair, deal with my old high school bullies, and hide from my boss. Once that’s done, I’ll deal with these gross warm and fuzzy feelings that I’m starting to get for Ridge Sunstone.

I’m probably going to need more wine.

All’s Fairy in Love and War is the second book in the Wicked Hollow Fairies series. This is a full-length humorous paranormal cozy mystery.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













The Vinyl Detective goes punk in his fifth hilarious adventure. “Like an old 45rpm record, this book crackles with brilliance.” David Quantick on Written in Dead Wax.

Semi-retired god of rock guitar and local poseur Erik Make Loud has got himself a new girlfriend. Helene Hilditch – formerly known as Howlin’ Hellbitch – of all-girl punk outfit Blue Tits is a mean guitarist, someone is trying to kill her.

With a rare pressing of their first album to find, the Vinyl Detecive and Nevada are soon called into to help but this time the question is who isn’t a suspect. With a trail of grudges behind her, the list of people who could want Helene dead includes her ex-bandmates, their former producer turned record label mogul, the TV presenter that Helene got fired – even their old roadie could be in on it. The only person who isn’t a suspect is Delia Lispector, the Blue Tit’s bass player who has already been murdered…  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle. Paperback. Audiobook
















Twisted Stitches: A Knitorious Murder Mystery by [Reagan  Davis]The 4th book in the Knitorious Murder Mystery series!

*Paperback and Kindle Unlimited available from August 3rd, 2020*

I was sure that bullet wasn’t meant for me. 

At least, I thought it wasn’t. 

I mean, who would want to kill me? I make friends, not enemies. I live in the coziest, sweetest town on earth, and I own a yarn store. I’m a knitter for goodness sake! Knitters are like the Golden Retrievers of humankind. Everybody loves us. 

At first, I was sure it was a case of mistaken identity. Now I’m not as sure. My friends and family are rallying around me to keep me safe. They act overly cautious and say things like, “just in case.” 

My boyfriend, the cop, is taking a leave of absence from work to be my personal bodyguard. 

My mother-friend, Connie won’t let me work in my own yarn store “just in case” the shooter looks for me there. 

My best friend April goes everywhere with me. Actually, I don’t mind thia part, I love April and we have a blast together, even when we’re hunting for a killer. 

Does someone really want me dead? Who? Why? Is it someone I know? The police think it might be. 

Can I follow my instincts and unravel the clues before they try again? 

If you like your cozy mysteries with a bit of humour, small town Canadian life, a hint of romance, a close circle of quirky, lovable characters that you wish you knew in real life, dogs and cats, and free knitting patterns, there’s something in this series for you

Clean read: no graphic violence, sex, or strong language.

For fans of Nancy Warren, Maggie Sefton, Anne Canadeo, Sally Goldenbaum, Angela Pepper

Other books in the series:

  • Knit One Murder Two
  • Killer Cables
  • Murder & Merino

Each book in the Knitorious murder mystery series is a standalone mystery that is solved by the end of the book. The books can be read in any order, however the characters lives and relationships evolve and change over time.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle














A Villain in the Vineyard (Millie Monroe Mysteries Book 2) by [Connie B. Dowell]It’s the county’s annual wine and beer festival. Bookmobile driver Millie is on hand representing the library system in a celebration of local brewing and winemaking history.

But when a body is found stabbed with a winery’s corkscrew at a local brewpub’s festival booth, the party’s over. Could the killing have something to do with the rivalry between the two companies? Or is it all down to the wholesaler’s shady past?

Tensions rise in the battle of wine versus beer. And Millie had better find the culprit before it’s bottoms-up on another human life.

If you love twisty mysteries and a bisexual heroine with an unerring moral compass and a mean right hook, this is the book for you. Get it now.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle
















Cupcakes and Crimes 6 Book Box Set (Bakers and Bulldogs Mysteries Box Set 2) by [Rosie Sams]

***FREE With Kindle Unlimited***
Grab Cupcakes and Crimes a Delicious Cozy Mystery 6 Book Box Set with the cutest French Bulldog to ever solve a crime.

This excellent value box set is full of great entertainment, clean reading, and humor! Join Baker Melody and her adorable French Bulldog Smudge as they bake cakes, find love, and solve crimes in this new thrilling Bakers and Bulldogs cozy mystery box set.

Melody, Smudge, and handsome Sheriff Alvin Hennessey are the most amazing crime-solving team that Port Warren will ever know. Part-time baker and part-time sleuth, Melody has a knack for finding bodies and solving crimes. With a cupcake in one hand and the lead to her trusty Frenchie in the other Melody will stop at nothing to see justice done.

Included in this set:

The Murder in the Dressing room – Excitement has hit Port Warren, cute French Bulldog, Smudge is about to do her stage debut – only murder is never far away, and death hits the stage before the curtains fall.

The Bashing in the Bakery When her rival is murdered, Melody is separated from her trusty French Bulldog, Smudge. Will she be locked up forever or can Smudge sniff out the truth?

The Stabbing at the Inn – Melody and her friend Kerry, visit a country inn to plan their perfect weddings —neither of them envisioned a Stabbing at the Inn!

The Cat and the Killer – Trouble comes to the local rummage sale when a wealthy resident starts an argument over a Tiffany lamp. Was it enough for murder? Will Smudge enjoy solving crimes with a cat?

Death at the Pageant – Excitement, glamor, and murder come to the Port Warren Beauty Paegent, will Smudge and Melody hunt down the truth?

The Wedding Cake Murder – Who took a bite out of the wedding cake and left a waitress in the cupboard? Can Melody Marshal and French Bulldog Smudge find out the truth?

If you want to solve these cases with Melody and Smudge? Scroll up and take advantage of this great deal today and grab this 6 Book Box Set FREE With Kindle Unlimited or 99 Cents for a Limited Time! Each of these books is a complete story and can be read alone, grab them on KU now.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle














Firelines: A Novella (The Pecan Springs Enterprise Trilogy Book 3) by [Susan Wittig Albert]Susan Wittig Albert brings you another of her popular, highly-praised mysteries set in Pecan Springs, Texas.

Out of the still-smoldering ashes of a fatal arson fire . . .

The Enterprise has a new lease on life, but nobody knows how long that will last. Will there be a newspaper tomorrow? There’s plenty of work on Jessica Nelson’s crime desk, but when she learns of a hot lead in the cold-case arson deaths of her parents and twin sister, she knows she has to investigate it.

The story pulls her into the death of a cop, requires her to face her own phobic fear of fire, and introduces her to a man—much too old for her—who is passionately committed to using fire to protect the wilderness.

Will this bring her any closer to a killer who has eluded the police for over twenty years—and who threatens to start another deadly, catastrophic wildfire?

WHAT READERS SAY about Susan Wittig Albert’s novella trilogies

–“LOVED this novella! It had all the page-turning elements of Susan’s mysteries in a short, satisfying read for a rainy Saturday morning.”

–“The storyline keeps you engaged from the very beginning.”

–“I enjoyed losing myself into this story and am very much looking forward to the next one.”

–“ I really like this author. Her stories are easy to read and fun. She is so descriptive that I feel like I’m in the towns she writes about and know exactly what the characters look like.”  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle














The Witch Who Tasted Murder (Pixie Point Bay Book 5): A Cozy Witch Mystery by [Emma Belmont]



Warring wineries, a canny connoisseur, and a murder aged to perfection.

The wine harvest is a busy time in Pixie Point Bay, but never more so than for B&B owner Maris Seaver. Her guests are avid wine enthusiasts and determined to experience the region’s latest offerings. For the winemakers, however, it’s all business at the season’s make or break time of year.

But when one of the vintners is found dead in his cellar, Maris must use every ounce of magic at her disposal to uncover a murderer.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback




















The Falcon Always Wings Twice: A Meg Langslow Mystery (Meg Langslow Mysteries Book 27) by [Donna Andrews]A new side-splitting Meg Langslow mystery from award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of Terns of Endearment.

When Meg’s grandmother Cordelia hosts a Renaissance Faire at her craft center, the whole family is put to work: Meg handles the blacksmithing, Michael and the boys will be performing, and no one misses the opportunity to dress up in full regalia.

More exciting to Grandfather is the pair of rare falcons he discovers breeding at the fairgrounds. Concerned for their well-being amid all the activity, he appoints himself their protector.

When one of the actors performing at the fair is found dead—an actor suspected of mistreating one of the falcons, among other sins—Grandfather is a prime suspect.

Donna Andrews’s long-running Meg Langslow series continues to be beloved by its fans, who loyally read every new installment. The Falcon Always Wings Twice is a perfect new addition, full of laughter, adventure, and Andrews’s wonderful cast of wacky characters.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle. Hardcover, Audiobook














Deja Diva (Zoe Donovan Cozy Mystery Book 34) by [Kathi Daley]




Amongst the frenzy of Halloween decorating and Haunted Hamlet planning, Zoe’s arch nemesis Claudia Lotherman is back intent on playing a game of cat and mouse with her favorite amateur sleuth.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback