New Releases For The Week of August 9th. 2020–Part 1

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of August 9th, 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.


Fairy Witch: A Paranormal Cozy Mystery (Carolina Witch Cozy Mystery Book 4) by [January Daphne]Until death do us part. Literally. 

It’s summertime on Wolf Mountain, and Natalie and her friends are getting ready to celebrate the wedding of the century—a royal wedding!

Nope, these aren’t the royals from across the pond. These are the ones who live UNDER the pond in a magical realm known as fairyland! 

This notable marriage between a beloved fairy prince and a powerful witch was believed to be the key to uniting the magical residents of Wolf Mountain and ending an ancient feud. So when the prince winds up dead at his own wedding reception, Natalie suspects foul play. 

Old family secrets come to light as Natalie investigates the murder. Was it the fairy queen, the sketchy ogre, the jealous ex, or the bride herself? Natalie will push the limits of her magic to as she ventures deep into fairyland to solve this colorful mystery. 

Fairy Witch is a fun whodoneit with lots of twists and turns, a healthy dose of suspense, a touch of romance, and tons laugh-out-loud humor!

If you love small town settings, fast-talking familiars, fun-loving werewolves, handsome vampires, and sassy female amateur sleuths, you’ll love January Daphne’s fourth book in this supernatural cozy mystery series, Fairy Witch: A Paranormal Cozy Mystery.

Order the fourth book in the Carolina Witch Cozy Mystery Series today!

And don’t miss out on the other stories in this paranormal cozy mystery series full of supernatural thrills and chills, best enjoyed in order. 

◆ Carolina Witch (Book One of the Carolina Witch Cozy Mystery Series)

◆ Snow Witch (Book Two of the Carolina Witch Cozy Mystery Series)  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle














Daffodils and Poisonous Pills (Fern Grove Cozy Mystery Book 6) by [Abby Reede]The latest book in the Bestselling Fern Grove Cozy Mystery series will soon be available on your kindle!

Tracy likes minding her business.

Looking after the customers at In Season flower shop gives her fulfilment.

Her budding romance with Detective Copeland is keeping the butterflies in her stomach busy.

Caring for her Abyssinian cat, Mr. Sydney, gives her great joy.

Life is good and Tracy likes it that way but a mysterious text out of the blue introduces her to a distant relative in a care home in the sleepy coastal town of Fern Grove. Her aunt advises her not to get too close to this relative. But Tracy finds herself drawn to this relative and the quirky characters at the care home. She regrets getting too close when she discovers the shady practices at this establishment and one of its obnoxious residents is found dead.

She is confused and fearful for the lives of the other residents as she smells something foul in the air.

Everyone seems eager to sweep this murder under the carpet but not Tracy. She cannot unsee what she’s seen and she cannot unhear what she’s heard. Tracy believes a killer is on the loose and she’s determined to make it her business to find the murderer. Will she be successful or become the killer’s next victim?

If you want to enjoy a light-hearted read, with an amateur female sleuth and a gripping murder mystery with a touch of romance, then you’ll love Tracy Adams and all the friendly and not-so-friendly characters in Fern Grove.

No cliffhanger, swearing or graphic scenes!

Get your preorder copy of Daffodils and Poisonous Pills to discover how events unfold in this cozy murder mystery.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle














Orchestras and Obsessions (An Isle of Man Ghostly Cozy Book 15) by [Diana Xarissa]

Fenella Woods isn’t certain that following a traveling orchestra around England with police inspector Daniel Robinson is the sort of romantic vacation for which she was hoping. The tour is being led by one of Daniel’s former teachers, and apparently he couldn’t say no when she asked him to come along.

The tour doesn’t turn out to be quite what either of them were expecting, but they’re making the best of it, until they stumble across a dead body. There is no shortage of suspects as the police begin to investigate the entire orchestra as well as the tour group following it.

Will the local police inspector be interested in help from Daniel and Fenella? Can they work together to narrow down the list of suspects? With everyone from the orchestra and the tour stuck in Chester, can their vacation get any worse? If the police can find the killer, can Fenella talk Daniel into giving up on the orchestra tour and doing something, anything, else? (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle














Murder on the Train: A Northwest Cozy Mystery (Northwest Cozy Mystery Series Book 14) by [Dianne Harman]A luxury train tour in Europe.
A dysfunctional family.
A murdered matriarch.

When a long-awaited vacation ends in murder for one of the tour guests and passports are confiscated by the authorities, the dream trip turns into a nightmare.

DeeDee, Jake, Al, and Cassie find themselves stranded in a luxury hotel in Venice, Italy. Sounds great, but they can’t leave until the murderer is found. They have no choice but to help the local police, so they can return home to the United States.

This is the 14th book in the bestselling Northwest Cozy Mystery Series by a USA Today Bestselling Author and Amazon All-star.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle














Moons and Magic (A Hocus Pocus Cozy Witch Mystery Series Book 6) by [Constance Barker, J. D.  Sullivan]A Poisonous Rosary

Someone’s got it in for a senior Nun at the local church. While she liked to point out the sins of others, she had quite a few of her own, and one of them ended up killing her. The church’s priest is a sweet gentleman, but did the Sister have the goods on him? Or does the embattled younger nun who is subjected to the older nun’s outbursts had enough? A witch friend of Celestial’s has also had her own loathsome encounters with the deceased Nun. Could she have have a hand in the murder?

Nikoli, the werewolf shifter detective is on the case. He and Celestial are getting closer, but will this case drive them apart?

***Find out in the Sixth Book in the Hocus Pocus Cozy Witch Mystery Series***  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback













Diamonds to Dust (Pauline Gray Book 2) by [Louise Bates]What starts as an intriguing puzzle soon takes a more sinister turn when a dead body shows up. When all of the clues only make matters more murky, how can Pauline Gray make sense of it all? This case will take all her wits and investigative ability to solve … but the body count is growing …

Horace Van Camp, of Clayton, NY, is dead, and his wealth has been divided among strangers. Arabella Warren cannot understand why she should have inherited a diamond necklace from a man she never met, and she asks Pauline Gray to look into the matter. Eager for a new challenge, Pauline takes the case. The deeper she explores, the more complicated matters become. Why was Van Camp’s great-nephew disinherited? Did the pompous lawyer have anything to do with it? How were the twelve beneficiaries chosen, and why?

When a dead body turns up on the Van Camp estate, the puzzle takes on a more sinister aspect. With the police dismissing it all as a series of coincidences and accidents, it is up to Pauline to set things right in the face of the greed, deception, and fear that lie at the heart of this disquieting case. It will take all of Pauline’s ingenuity to solve this case, but she is once again determined to see justice done for those who cannot seek it for themselves.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle. Paperback














Dead March for Penelope Blow (The Inspector Littlejohn Mysteries Book 4) by [George Bellairs]In the wake of Mr William Blow’s death, his surviving relatives find themselves tangled up in family secrets and financial mystery.

So when Miss Penelope Blow suddenly dies by falling out her bedroom window, suspicions are raised.

With Scotland Yard under pressure to determine the widow’s fall was really accidental, Inspector Littlejohn is called in to get to the bottom of the case.

But the deeper Littlejohn delves into the case, the more secrets he finds.

From malice to madness, there is one possible cause. Can Littlejohn uncover the truth before another tragedy befalls the Blows?

First published in 1951, Dead March for Penelope Blow is a darkly comic mystery from one of Britain’s best crime writers.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover














Bayou Bubba (Mischance & Calamity Mysteries Book 1) by [Sam Cheever]PREVIOUSLY PART OF KINDLE WORLDS

Where Miss Chance finds Cal Amity.

Miss Felicity Chance’s father is missing, and her delectable PI Calford Amity thinks he’s found him. Together, they follow a trail of gold coins and secrets to Bent, Alabama, where a homeless guy named Bayou Bubba has turned up dead with an alligator tooth in his hand and a gold coin between his teeth. Unfortunately, the fish have been at poor Bubba, and it’s really hard to figure out if he’s Felonius Chance III or just a random stranger.

Is poor dead Bubba Miss Chance’s misplaced father? Or will she be disappointed yet again? More importantly, will the mystery of his disappearance suck her down into the bogs of the Bayou, and ruin her favorite purse?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Broken Trust: A Laurel Highlands Mystery by [Liz Milliron]When Pennsylvania State Trooper Jim Duncan responds to a murder scene at a local mining company, the call hits close to home. The victim, Lonnie Butler, is a friend and neighbor who was just beginning to get back on his feet after a year of financial difficulties. Despite entertaining out-of-town family, Jim vows to stay involved in the case.

Meanwhile, Fayette County Assistant Public Defender Sally Castle faces an ethical dilemma. Her newest client, Ethan Haverton, may be deeply involved in Lonnie’s homicide. Technically, Sally could break privilege, but she chooses not to, a decision that put her at odds with Jim.

As the investigation continues, the rift in Jim and Sally’s friendship deepens. Can the battling couple patch the break and bring the killer to justice—or will their discord allow a friend’s killer to go free?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback















Exploring lives on the brink of disaster, R. J. Jacobs returns with another compulsively readable novel of suspense for fans of B. A. Paris and Mary Kubica.

Do the mistakes of the past mark us as guilty for life?

After a childhood marred by neglect, Jessie Duval’s finally got it together. With an apartment in Nashville and a job with a catering company, she’s thriving.

But all that changes when Jessie works an event where celebrities will be in attendance–including the one person from her past she must avoid at all costs: singer Shelly James. Jessie doesn’t hate Shelly. Quite the opposite. One summer, she followed Shelly’s tour everywhere. Only, Shelly wasn’t flattered; she was terrified by Jessie’s devotion–especially after Jessie was arrested. But after a year of therapy, Jessie understands what happened. She’s not the same person anymore.

Jessie keeps her head down, but when Shelly is found dead, Jessie’s troubled past comes tumbling out and she quickly becomes a suspect in the high-profile murder. As the police close in on her, ignoring other credible leads, Jessie realizes Shelly’s murder will be pinned on her–the perfect scapegoat–unless she finds the real killer. And no one knows Shelly’s life and inner circle better than her. But she will have to go deeper into the dark–if ever she wants to find her way out.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook














TPeachy Scream: A Georgia B&B Mystery by [Anna Gerard]o die, or not to die? Georgia B&B proprietor Nina Fleet turns amateur thespian to bring the curtain down on a Shakespearean actor’s killer.

It’s nothing short of inevitable that Cymbeline, GA, hosts an annual Shakespeare festival. But stage-struck Nina Fleet is about to learn that putting on an amateur theatrical production can be murder. Nina’s anticipating showbiz glamour and glitz when a community Shakespearean troupe arrives for a two-week stay at her B&B. But the lights dim when she learns the company’s director is her nemesis, struggling actor Harry Westcott–who still claims to be the rightful heir to Nina’s elegant Queen Anne home.

Meanwhile, the troupe members are not content to leave the drama upon the stage. Accusations of infidelity and financial malfeasance make a shambles of rehearsals. And then, two days into the troupe’s stay, the lead actor is found dead in Nina’s formal Shakespeare garden. Natural causes…or murder most foul?

Nina uncovers evidence that something is indeed rotten in the town of Cymbeline. Too bad Harry is the only one who believes that she’s not going completely off script. And exposing the truth isn’t easy when the remaining troupe members say the show must go on…particularly when all of them seemingly had a motive for wanting their fellow actor to permanently exit stage right. Determined to keep the killer from making a curtain call, Nina and her trusty Australian Shepherd, Matilda, join forces with Harry to sleuth out the murder plot. Will they succeed before someone else shuffles off this mortal coil? Find out in Anna Gerard’s delightful second Georgia B&B mystery.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook