New Releases For The Week Of August 2, 2020–Part 4

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

Frozen (Vera Stanhope) by [Ann Cleeves]


As New York Times bestseller Ann Cleeves’ popularity explodes in print and on TV, this gripping e-short will introduce readers to the inimitable DI Vera Stanhope.

For once, Detective Inspector Vera Stanhope is managing to have a good day off. Strolling around town, she ducks into a new bookshop in a renovated chapel. But just as she does, a skeleton is discovered in the old baptismal font. Soon, a decade old mystery is revived, and Vera must uncover secrets long buried before this case once again goes cold.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle
















Potluck and Powers: A Paranormal Culinary Cozy Mystery (The Matchmaker's Grimoire Book 4) by [Rosie Pease]



An anticipated visit brings about unexpected revelations.

The implications could change Joanie’s life forever.

Potluck and Powers is a short novel and the fourth book in the Matchmaker’s Grimoire series. It is best enjoyed after reading Weddings and Witchcraft.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

















The Last Mrs. Summers (A Royal Spyness Mystery Book 14) by [Rhys Bowen]Lady Georgiana Rannoch is just back from her honeymoon with dashing Darcy O’Mara when a friend in need pulls her into a twisted Gothic tale of betrayal, deception and, most definitely, murder. . . .

I am a bit at loose ends at the moment. My cook, Queenie, is making my new role as mistress of Eynsleigh something akin to constant torture as Darcy is off on another one of his top secret jaunts. And Grandad is busy helping wayward youths avoid lives of crime. So when my dearest friend, Belinda, inherits an old cottage in Cornwall and begs me to go with her to inspect the property, I jump at the chance.

After a heart-stopping journey in Belinda’s beast of a motorcar, we arrive at the creaky old cottage called White Sails and quickly realize that it is completely uninhabitable. Just when I’m starting to wonder if I would have been better off trying to get Queenie to cook a roast that hasn’t been burnt beyond all recognition, we meet Rose Summers, a woman Belinda knew as a child when she spent time in Cornwall. Rose invites us to stay at Trewoma Hall, the lovely estate now owned by her husband, Tony.

Belinda confesses that she never liked Rose and had a fling with Tony years ago, so staying with them is far from ideal but beggars can’t be choosers as they say. Trewoma is not the idyllic house Belinda remembers. There’s something claustrophobic and foreboding about the place. Matters aren’t helped by the oppressively efficient housekeeper Mrs. Mannering or by the fact that Tony seems to want to rekindle whatever he and Belinda once had right under his wife’s nose.

Our increasingly awkward visit soon turns deadly when a member of the household is found murdered and all clues point to Belinda as the prime suspect. I soon learn that some long buried secrets have come back to haunt those in residence at Trewoma Hall and I’ll need to sift through the ruins of their past so Belinda doesn’t lose her chance at freedom in the present. . . .  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle. Hardcover. Audiobook















Aloha Lagoon Mysteries Boxed Set (Books 11-15) by [Sally J. Smith, Jean Steffens, Anne Marie Stoddard, Dane McCaslin, Kimberly Griggs, Beth Prentice]Enjoy fun, sun, laughter, romance, and just a little murder at the Hawaiian island’s most “killer” resort, Aloha Lagoon! This boxed set contains 5 full-length cozy mystery novels in the Aloha Lagoon Mysteries series by USA Today bestselling & award winning authors, including:

Beachboy Murder (book #11)
Just as travel agent turned reluctant sleuth Gabby LeClair is starting to gain some of the Aloha spirit, she finds a dead body in her very own backyard! Now Gabby must find the truth about this former beachboy’s shady past before his killer strikes again.

Handbags & Homicide (book #12)
Kaley Kalua is excited to help her best friend celebrate her wedding in paradise… until Kaley’s ex-husband shows up with his new girlfriend! But things become downright deadly when the girlfriend is found dead and the police suspect Kaley. Now Kaley must do a little investigating of her own if she wants to live to see her friend walk down the aisle.

Tiaras & Terror (book #13)
Happy Hula Boutique manager, Kaley, is excited to celebrate Halloween with her friends at Aloha Lagoon’s upcoming Alohaween Festival—that is she’s dragged to a ghoul-themed beauty pageant to cheer on her longtime nemesis, Harmony Kane. The competition is stiff, and things turn deadly when the winner is found staked with her own scepter!

Photo Finished (book #14)
When photographer Autumn Season lands the job of official photographer at the prestigious Aloha Lagoon Resort, she’s ecstatic. But a lively luau suddenly turns deadly, and Autumn realizes she may have accidentally snapped a picture of a murder in progress! Now the killer will go to any lengths to protect his (or her) identity, and Autumn is clearly in their sights.

Fatal Break (book #15)
When Samantha Reynolds find her bestie, surf shop owner Alani, standing over the dead body of her wayward ex-boyfriend, she knows there’s trouble in paradise. While Sam knows Alani is innocent, the local police aren’t so easily convinced, and Sam realizes it’s up to her to clear Alani’s name and find the real killer before her friend ends up behind bars.

“I LOVE returning to Aloha Lagoon Resort…No matter what part of the island you are on with whichever author is telling the story, you cannot help being swept away.” ~ Cozy Mystery Book Reviews

The Aloha Lagoon Mysteries:
Ukulele Murder (book #1)
Murder on the Aloha Express (book #2)
Deadly Wipeout (book #3)
Deadly Bubbles in the Wine (book #4)
Mele Kalikimaka Murder (book #5)
Death of the Big Kahuna (book #6)
Ukulele Deadly (book #7)
Bikinis & Bloodshed (book #8)
Death of the Kona Man (book #9)
Lethal Tide (book #10)
Beachboy Murder (book #11)
Handbags & Homicide (book #12)
Tiaras & Terror (book #13)
Photo Finished (book #14)
Fatal Break (book #15) (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle
















Dead as a Dodo (Feathers and Felonies Book 2) by [Harper Crowley]

Some secrets, like a cranky cockatoo’s temper tantrum, should be handled with extreme care.

As Willa’s quest to clean out the bookstore continues, so does her desire to find out more about the secrets her aunt kept hidden, including those surrounding her birth. When a strange package her aunt had ordered before her death shows up at the store, Willa can’t help but wonder if its contents might answer some of the questions keeping her up at night.

Unfortunately, those questions aren’t the only thing Willa has to worry about. When a masked man breaks into the book store and threatens her life, Willa starts to question who she can trust and who is willing to silence her forever to hide the truth.

With her neighbor, Nick’s, help, Willa sets out to uncover the secrets surrounding her before they bury her alive. Now if only she could get Marge, the cockatoo, to cooperate, things would go much smoother. But that, like a day of peace and quiet, is never going to happen.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle















The Wicked Sister by [Karen Dionne]She thought she’d buried her past. But what if it’s been hunting her this whole time?

From the bestselling and award-winning author of The Marsh King’s Daughter comes a startling novel of psychological suspense as two generations of sisters try to unravel their tangled relationships between nature and nurture, guilt and betrayal, love and evil.

You have been cut off from society for fifteen years, shut away in a mental hospital in self-imposed exile as punishment for the terrible thing you did when you were a child.

But what if nothing about your past is as it seems?

And if you didn’t accidentally shoot and kill your mother, then whoever did is still out there. Waiting for you.

For a decade and a half, Rachel Cunningham has chosen to lock herself away in a psychiatric facility, tortured by gaps in her memory and the certainty that she is responsible for her parents’ deaths. But when she learns new details about their murders, Rachel returns, in a quest for answers, to the place where she once felt safest: her family’s sprawling log cabin in the remote forests of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

As Rachel begins to uncover what really happened on the day her parents were murdered, she learns–as her mother did years earlier–that home can be a place of unspeakable evil, and that the bond she shares with her sister might be the most poisonous of all.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle. Hardcover. Paperback. Audiobook













Dead for Success (A Bellamy Cove Mystery Book 1) by [Priscilla Baker]After fleeing her high-powered job in the city and a failed marriage, Penny Bowden has arrived in Bellamy Cove, a small beach town on the outer edge of Cape Cod. She’s purchased a run-down horse farm – complete with horses and a farm hand – and plans to make her living by offering riding lessons to townsfolk and tourists alike. Upon her arrival, Penny eagerly enters the town’s annual bake-off, hoping to impress her new neighbors and make some friends.

Right before the bake-off begins, Penny is goaded into an argument with one of the town’s most important citizens, Janine Hallett. Only a few minutes later, the entire town witnesses Janine’s tragic death – and even worse, she’s been murdered. Penny is shocked to find that the police are pointing the finger at her, and all because Janine was eating a piece of Penny’s famous cherry pie when she died!

Even after the police remove her from the suspect list, the people of Bellamy Cove are convinced that Penny has murdered one of their own. Between acts of sabotage and threatening notes, someone wants Penny out of Bellamy Cove. Penny is determined to clear her name and become a true citizen of Bellamy Cove – and with the help of the local baking club, she might just do it!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback
















Jasmine and Jealousy (Port Danby Cozy Mystery Book 14) by [London Lovett]It’s a busy end of summer for Lacey Pinkerton and so much is happening Lacey can hardly keep up. Ryder returns but his arrival does not go as expected and Lacey finds herself smack in the center of a Lola driven bout of drama. On top of that there’s a new detective in town. While Lacey’s happy that Briggs will have more free time (especially if it’s spent with her) she’s not too sure about Detective Fairchild. And worse, it seems Detective Fairchild is not too sure about Lacey.

A taco truck arrives in town. The popular Taco Brothers run a smooth operation but the relationship between the siblings is anything but smooth. When one of the brothers winds up dead, Lacey is anxious to help investigate. But the new detective doesn’t want her around. Of course that doesn’t stop her from finding out who killed the Taco Brother. And in the midst of such a whirlwind week, Lacey finally gets a big break on the Hawksworth murder.

Will Lacey finally put together the pieces to solve the hundred-year-old murder mystery?

Book 14 of the Port Danby Cozy Mystery series

More in the series:
1. Marigolds and Murder
2. Carnations and Chaos
3. Mistletoe and Murder
4. Roses and Revenge
5. Tulips and Trouble
6. Dahlias and Death
7. Peonies and Poison
8. Hyacinths and Homicide
9. Crocuses and Crime
10. Sunflowers and Sabotage
11. Lavender and Lies
12. Freesias and Foul Play
13. Cornflowers and Corpses
14. Jasmine and Jealousy
15. TBA   (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback













Chaos in Little Leaf Creek (A Little Leaf Creek Cozy Mystery Book 1) by [Cindy  Bell]Her new home in the country comes with an antiquated historical society, a sour-faced next-door neighbor, and a murder victim on her front lawn…

Cassie Alberta needs a fresh start. Leaving the big city to put her husband’s death behind her, she’s immediately charmed by the quaint little town of Little Leaf Creek, even though her first encounter with her neighbor’s dog and goats shows her that she has a lot to learn about country life. But her delight quickly turns to alarm when one of her first visitors is a dead body.

Shocked when she’s accused of the crime, Cassie partners with her reclusive ex-cop neighbor to find the real killer. And when two handsome locals grab her attention, she finds the simple life she had hoped for in the small town has just become a whole lot more complicated. As the suspect list grows and the attempts on her life increase, simply surviving may be an impossible feat.

Can Cassie catch the true culprit before her final address is jail?

Recipe included: Vanilla Cake

Chaos in Little Leaf Creek is the fast-paced first book in the Little Leaf Creek Cozy Mystery Series. If you like unexpected twists and turns, lively personalities, lovable animals and a never-ending list of suspicious characters, then you’ll love Cindy Bell’s heartwarming whodunnit.

Buy Chaos in Little Leaf Creek to start solving the murder today!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback














Jewels in the Juniper (Lovely Lethal Gardens Book 10) by [Dale Mayer]A new cozy mystery series from USA Today best-selling author Dale Mayer. Follow gardener and amateur sleuth Doreen Montgomery—and her amusing and mostly lovable cat, dog, and parrot—as they catch murderers and solve crimes in lovely Kelowna, British Columbia.

Riches to rags. … Chaos is still present. … Memories are fading, … but not for everyone!

The problem with notoriety is unfair expectations. When Mack’s mother, Millicent Moreau, requests Doreen’s help with a small problem she’s kept hidden for decades, Doreen feels obligated to help. And what harm could it do, after all? Worst-case scenario? It’ll annoy Mack, but that’s something she does on a regular basis anyway.

But when Millicent’s “small problem” turns out to involve a failed marriage, a bag of jewels from a jewelry store that mysteriously burned down decades ago, possible insurance fraud, and maybe even a case of murder, … Doreen will admit that she’s in way over her head.

With her trusty trio of furry and feathered cohorts, she brings an old case into the present—and finds it’s more current than ever …  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback














Shuntoll Road (The Berkshire Hilltown Mysteries Book 2) by [Leslie Wheeler]



Boston library curator Kathryn Stinson returns to the Berkshires, hoping to rebuild her romance with Earl Barker, but ends up battling a New York developer, determined to turn the property she’s been renting into an upscale development. The fight pits her against Earl, who has been offered the job of clearing the land. When a fire breaks out in the woods, the burned body of another opponent is discovered. Did he die attempting to escape a fire he set, or was the fire set to cover up his murder? Kathryn’s search for answers leads her to other questions about the developer’s connection to a friend of hers who fled New York years ago for mysterious reasons. The information she uncovers puts her in grave danger.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle. Paperback


















Body in the Basement (Hearts Grove Cozy Mystery Book 12) by [Danielle Collins]

The only thing worse than skeletons in your closet are bodies in your basement.

A cozy mystery from #1 Bestselling author Danielle Collins

Henrietta and Ralph are renovating and find a dead body in a boarded-up basement. As they seek to uncover the identity of this long-dead skeleton, they begin to see that everything they have been going through is somehow interconnected. And could stretch back centuries. Can they piece together enough clues to solve a mystery that threatens all of Hearts Grove?

Body in the Basement is the twelfth book in the Hearts Grove Cozy Mystery series. If you enjoy cozy mysteries with interesting characters, you don’t want to miss the Hearts Grove Cozy Mysteries.

Download Body in the Basement and start solving your next mystery today!

Always FREE on Kindle Unlimited  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle