New Releases For The Week Of August 9th, 2020–Part 2

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

 

A Witch Too Soon (Crystal Springs Cozy Witch Mystery Book 6) by [Paula Lester, M.E. Harmon]A Deadly Endgame No One Will See Coming…

Cascade Lorne became a witch at fifty. She built a new life for herself in Crystal Springs, full of friends, love, and family. But now, Cas must take a dangerous magical exam. The two most probable outcomes—death or be stripped of magic forever. Everyone is convinced she’ll fail . . . including Cas.

As if that wasn’t enough for Cas to cope with, a high-ranking official is murdered under very suspicious circumstances. And the hot eye of blame lands on her boyfriend, Graham. The evidence mounts until even Cas isn’t sure of his innocence. Determined to suss out what’s real and what’s not, Cas jumps into the fray to smoke out a cut-throat desperate to stay in hiding…until it’s time for death to strike again.

Confronted with losing magic, Graham, and perhaps her own life, Cascade risks the biggest battle of all. Will she fall victim to a plot set in motion long ago or triumph over personal and real demons lurking in Crystal Springs’ midst?

This is a clean cozy mystery featuring a female amateur detective, perfect for readers who love a fun sleuth story and for fans of paranormal women’s fiction.  (Amazon)

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Death on Shady Bridge (Secret Sleuth Book 5) by [Patricia McLinn]A cold case murder heats up
Sheila Mackey has secrets to keep, far from the publishing world that once defined her, Her plan to escape to a quiet life in small-town Kentucky keeps hitting bumps in the road. Death has come to some of her most-traveled new haunts: the dog park, a yoga studio and even the local supermarket. Sheila’s formed a bond with new friends and fellow dog lovers Clara and Teague, but now a mystery has hit closer to home.
A friend of Clara’s comes to Sheila and Clara about the death of a cousin, because she has her suspicions.
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This whodunit with humor is the fifth book in USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn’s cozy mystery series, Secret Sleuth, which begins with a murder on a transatlantic cruise in Death on the Diversion. In Death on Torrid Avenue and later books, accidental investigator Sheila Mackey returns to dry land in the Midwest, where mysteries abound in her new Kentucky home.

Secret Sleuth series
Death on the Diversion
Death on Torrid Avenue
Death on Beguiling Way
Death on Covert Circle
Death on Shady Bridge

Death on the Diversion ”is such an enjoyable story, reminiscent of Agatha Christie’s style, with a good study of human nature and plenty of humor. Great start to a new series!” – 5-star review

Death on Torrid Avenue “is told with a lot of humor and the characters are good company. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and am looking forward to the next story.” – 5-star review

More cozy mystery from Patricia McLinn:
Caught Dead in Wyoming series

Sign Off
Left Hanging
Shoot First
Last Ditch
Look Live
Back Story
Cold Open
Hot Roll
Reaction Shot
Body Brace

“While the mystery itself is twisty-turny and thoroughly engaging, it’s the smart and witty writing that I loved the best.” — Diane Chamberlain, New York Times bestselling author

“Colorful characters, intriguing, intelligent mystery, plus the state of Wyoming leaping off every page.” — Emilie Richards, USA Today bestselling author

If you like mystery with romance and a bit of humor, try also:
Proof of Innocence
Price of Innocence

Ride the River: Rodeo Knights (romantic suspense; includes cameos from Caught Dead in Wyoming characters)

Bardville, Wyoming series (romance with a little mystery)
A Stranger in the Family
A Stranger to Love
The Rancher Meets His Match

About the Author
USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn spent more than 20 years as an editor at the Washington Post after stints as a sports writer (Rockford, Ill.) and assistant sports editor (Charlotte, N.C.). She received BA and MSJ degrees from Northwestern University.
McLinn is the author of more than 50 published novels, which are cited by readers and reviewers for wit and vivid characterization. Her books include mysteries, romantic suspense, contemporary romance, historical romance and women’s fiction. They have topped bestseller lists and won numerous awards.
Now living in northern Kentucky, McLinn loves to hear from readers through her website and social media.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plotted For Murder (St. Marin's Cozy Mystery Series Book 4) by [ACF Bookens]

 

She has always said if she was running, it’s because she was being chased. That’s never been more true. 

It’s Autumn, bookstore owner Harvey Beckett’s favorite time of year, and she’s most excited about two things – her bookshop’s float in the annual Harvest Parade and pumpkin everything. But when her best friend Mart finds the body of her running coach and high school gym teacher behind the bleachers one fall morning, Harvey becomes enthralled in a mystery that uncovers their quaint town’s darkest secrets.

When Harvey’s curiosity gets the best of her, she and her pup Mayhem find that maybe there are just some secrets better left undiscovered.  (Amazon)

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Rose by Any Other Name (The Sisters, Texas Mystery Series, Book 10) by [Becki Willis]It’s summertime in Texas, when temperatures—and tempers—soar.

A mysterious woman moves to The Sisters, and the tongues start wagging. Who is this Rose Belvedere? Why did she move here, of all places? Was that a body the movers stuffed into the van?

Calls flood into the police department, but without probable cause, Chief Brash deCordova can’t do much more than make an inquiry. When Madison (dead-body magnet that she is) stumbles upon a gruesome discovery, all that changes. Now there’s a body, but no suspect. Even the newcomer has a solid alibi. Will the husband and wife duo uncover the truth before the killer strikes again?

Saving up to buy his first truck, sixteen-year-old Blake has a summer job at Marvin Gardens. He’s prepared for hard work and long hours, but he isn’t prepared for a mystery of his own. Recruiting help from his sisters, the teenagers may just form a junior division of would-be sleuths for In a Pinch Professional Services.

The heat is on for another great adventure in The Sisters!
Book Ten in the best-selling The Sisters, Texas Mystery Series.  (Amazon)

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Beyond the Puppet Master's Reach (A Ghosts of Landover Mystery Book 7) by [Etta  Faire]When it comes to murder in Landover, there are always strings attached.

Virginia Burke is well known in Landover for two things: being the town’s first female puppeteer, and its first serial killer. 

According to history, in 1944, Virginia made puppets in the likenesses of each of her victims, who were all people she hated or had done her wrong. First, she killed them in her puppet shows, then in real life. And when the police caught on to her, she took her final victim: herself. 

Virginia’s ghost says none of that is true, and she’d like Carly’s help to set things straight.

Through channeling, Carly merges energy with the spirit to relive her last days in 1944 and watch the puppet master at work. Virginia does seem to be playing a large game of manipulation, until she realizes too late she’s the one being played. 

But while trying to show the truth, Carly also gets a quick lesson herself that the past is a show no one wants you to rewrite, and when you try, you get to find out who’s really holding the strings. 

Beyond the Puppet Master’s Reach is the seventh book in the Ghosts of Landover mystery series. If you like humorous paranormal cozies with vivid characters, fun twists, and heartwarming relationships, you’ll love Etta Faire’s ghost mysteries.  (Amazon)

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Mums and Mayhem: A Magic Garden Mystery by [Amanda Flower]A famous fiddler has been kilt. A magic garden’s left to wilt. Does Fiona Knox’s father hold the guilt? Will florist Fiona’s blood be spilt?

World-famous fiddle player Barley McFee arrives in blustery Bellewick, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, for a grand homecoming concert organized by jeweler Bernice Brennan. Fiona Knox, owner of the Climbing Rose Flower Shop, is starting to regret volunteering to help with the concert. Bernice is an exacting taskmaster, and Fiona has enough tension dealing with her parents, who have traveled from Tennessee to visit Fi and her younger sister, Isla, and to reveal a secret about Fi’s birth. But when Barley is found dead in his trailer during the concert’s intermission, and his death is shockingly tied to Fiona’s father, Fiona discovers there are more secrets surrounding her family than she realized.

Much to the chagrin of handsome Neil Craig, Chief Inspector of the County Aberdeen Police, Fiona delves into the case to clear her father’s name. To make matters worse, Fiona learns that Duncreigan, the magical garden that she inherited from her godfather, is dying. At some point during the concert, someone broke into the garden and cut the centuries-old climbing rose–the source of the garden’s magic–from the standing stone.

The stakes are higher than ever and Fiona could lose all that she’s grown unless she’s able to dispel this terrible curse and dig up the truth–fast.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover. Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cold to the Bone: A Nicole Cobain Mystery by [Emery Hayes]The brutal murder of a teenager and a deadly medical drama plunge a small-town sheriff into a vortex of treachery and greed in the debut novel of Emery Hayes’s A Nicole Cobain Mystery series.

First female sheriff of Toole County, Montana Nicole Cobain earned the position through mental and physical grit and when a young girl is found murdered on icy Lake Maria, every bit of it is tested. But what begins as a chase for the killer quickly unravels into a high stakes medical transaction with harrowing consequences.

Eight years ago, Nicole fled her fast-track position as a homicide detective with the Denver Police Department in an act of desperation to save both her son and herself. Answering a recruitment ad, she showed up in the foothills of Glacier National Park and was elected sheriff six years later. She has a measure of peace in her new surroundings, her son is thriving, and she has effectively distanced herself from her past. Until Benjamin Kris shows up again.

Benjamin is the father of Nicole’s son and a big-time charmer who has quickly scaled the crime ladder. He has a large clientele and is looking forward to a big pay day that lands him in Toole. But when it becomes clear he could be a suspect among several others in town with opportunity and motive, it’s up to Nicole to sift through the tangled threads to find the killer before they strike again.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Novel Murder (Merrychurch Mysteries Book 3) by [K.C. Wells]Hosting the Merrychurch Literary Festival is just the distraction Jonathon de Mountford needs. Placating his father and keeping his boyfriend, Mike Tattersall, happy is proving an increasing struggle. But the small event takes on new proportions with the appearance of Teresa Malvain—former Merrychurch resident turned famous murder mystery novelist. But is something about the quaint village setting of her books a little too familiar?

Teresa’s sudden death is certainly something right out of one of her stories, and Jonathan and Mike soon discover there are villagers who might not want the inspiration behind her books revealed.

When it emerges Teresa’s severe allergic reaction was no accident, Jonathon and Mike are compelled to investigate, aided by a few people keen to help them discover the truth. But they’re trying to work out what is fact and what is fiction, and the line between the two blurs constantly. And as for their relationship, Jonathon finally comes to a decision….  (Amazon)

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A Bundt Instrument: A Paranormal Culinary Cozy Mystery (The Great Witches Baking Show Book 4) by [Nancy Warren]A cozy English village, a baking contest…and Murder!


I can remember a time when I baked for fun. I loved dreaming up new recipes, trying different combinations of flavors. Sharing my creations with friends and family.
Now? I have nightmares where the TV cameras are on me and I’m baking naked. Or I open my oven and my cake pans are empty. You don’t need to be Freud to figure out I’m freaking out. This week on The Great British Baking Contest could be my last. I am one bad bake away from being waved good-bye.

Sure, I’d get my weekends back, but I’d lose the excitement of being part of a popular reality show, of spending time with the other bakers who’ve become my friends, and, most important, of having time to snoop around Broomewode Hall for secrets about my origins.

When a heated argument breaks out in Broomewode village pub, I put it down to nerves. Until someone winds up dead.

How am I supposed to concentrate on European Bakes when I’m in the middle of a murder investigation?
With witches, ghosts, an energy vortex, a black cat and an ancient manor house that holds its secrets tight, this isn’t your typical English village.
Taste this culinary cozy mystery series from USA Today Bestselling author Nancy Warren. Each book is a stand-alone mystery, though the books are linked. They offer good, clean fun, and, naturally, recipes.
“Fantastic series full of loveable characters.”  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Little Falls: A Novel by [Elizabeth Lewes]She tried to forget the horrors of war–but her quiet hometown conceals a litany of new evils.

Sergeant Camille Waresch did everything she could to forget Iraq. She went home to Eastern Washington and got a quiet job. She connected with her daughter, Sophie, whom she had left as a baby. She got sober. But the ghosts of her past were never far behind.

While conducting a routine property tax inspection on an isolated ranch, Camille discovers a teenager’s tortured corpse hanging in a dilapidated outbuilding. In a flash, her combat-related PTSD resurges–and in her dreams, the hanging boy merges with a young soldier whose eerily similar death still haunts her. The case hits home when Sophie reveals that the victim was her ex-boyfriend–and as Camille investigates, she uncovers a tangled trail that leads to his jealous younger brother and her own daughter, wild, defiant, and ensnared.

The closer Camille gets to the truth, the closer she is driven to the edge. Her home is broken into. Her truck is blown up. Evidence and witnesses she remembers clearly are erased. And when Sophie disappears, Camille’s hunt for justice becomes a hunt for her child. At a remote compound where the terrifying truth is finally revealed, Camille has one last chance to save her daughter–and redeem her own shattered soul.  (Amazon)

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Poison Apple Crisp: Cozy Mystery (MURDER IN THE MIX Book 25) by [Addison Moore]A baker who sees the dead. One too many suitors.
And a killer. Living in Honey Hollow can be murder.


*A laugh out loud cozy mystery by New York Times Bestseller Addison Moore* Each book in the series can be read individually so dive on in! ***Includes RECIPE***

My name is Lottie Lemon, and I see dead people. Okay, so I rarely see dead people, mostly I see furry creatures of the dearly departed variety, who have come back from the other side to warn me of their previous owner’s impending doom.


It’s fall. The air is crisp, and the apples are poison. Evie is turning sixteen, my life has been upended, and then there’s that body…Honey Hollow High is having a fundraiser and it’s not only full of surprise exes, and glitzy baubles, it’s full of murder. And on top of that, I have news that has turn my world inside out. And now both Noah and Everett are forced to reckon with it. Everything has changed in my world. Nothing will ever be the same again.

Lottie Lemon has a brand new bakery to tend to, a budding romance with perhaps one too many suitors, and she has the supernatural ability to see the dead—which are always harbingers for ominous things to come. Throw in the occasional ghost of the human variety, a string of murders, and her insatiable thirst for justice, and you’ll have more chaos than you know what to do with.

Living in Honey Hollow can be murder.

From the NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling author, Addison Moore— Cosmopolitan Magazinecalls Addison’s books, “…easy, frothy fun!”  (Amazon)

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Paw and Order (A Dog Club Mystery Book 4) by [V.M. Burns]Dog-loving divorcée and amateur sleuth Lilly Echosby is not the only one who wants her new foster poodle. Some are willing to kill to have him . . .
 
Lilly’s best pal Scarlett “Dixie” Jefferson has done it again! She’s convinced eccentric poodle-loving billionaire Archibald Lowry to sponsor a grand fundraiser for the Eastern Tennessee Poodle Rescue. Tragically, it’s too late to rescue Lowry, who is murdered at the event. His pet poodle is now orphaned, so Dixie begs Lilly to foster the adorable pup. Of course, she already has a poodle—her beloved Aggie, named after Agatha Christie. Fortunately, Aggie seems to like the new addition to the family, whom Lilly renames Rex, after her second favorite mystery author, Rex Stout.
 
But she’s barely welcomed Rex into her home when there’s an attempted poodle-nabbing, foiled with Aggie’s help. As desperate characters try to get their hands on the canine cutie, Lilly turns to Dixie’s dog training class to help her sort through a litter of suspects. Ultimately, she may have to unleash Rex as bait to collar the killer . . .  (Amazon)

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