New Releases For The Week Of August 23, 2020–Part 1

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of August 16th, 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 Storm is Brewing (Ivy's Botany Shop Cozy Witch Mystery Series Book 3) by [Constance Barker]The Home Channel has a new series, Flipping Haunted Houses. But one house didn’t appreciate having its secrets exposed and offers up one dead body. The police rule it natural causes, but how does a young woman die of a heart attack, unless she was frightened to death. Ivy and Everette are called in to investigate but when a black SUV starts shooting at them, perhaps there’s more going on than meets the eye.

And something has happened to Moira. Has our flamboyant ghost skedaddled or is something sinister pulling her away?

Ivy still can’t get in touch with her twin brother Harmon. Has he encountered trouble in his sailing adventures? Is there something Ivy can do to help?

***Find out in the Third Book in the Ivy’s Botany Shop Cozy Witch Mystery Series***  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback














A Drowning In Dulwich (Lady Eleanor Mysteries Book 4) by [Lynda Wilcox]


London 1924.

Private enquiry agent Lady Eleanor Bakewell looks forward to a relaxing few days at the Cuthbert Health and Beauty Clinic, where Irene, the owner, claims to have rediscovered the beauty secrets of Ancient Egypt.
But, when Irene is drowned in the clinic’s exotic Egyptian pool the pampering has to stop.
Convinced her death is murder, and that everyone in the house has a motive, Eleanor must uncover more than just beauty secrets if she is to bring a killer to justice.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

















Bride or Die: A Humorous Cozy Mystery (Annabelle Archer Wedding Planner Mystery Book 16) by [Laura Durham]Wedding planner Annabelle Archer is finally getting married! If only she could focus on her wedding and not the fact that her one of her high-profile grooms has vanished.

The last thing Annabelle Archer wants to do the week of her wedding is talk to one of her former brides. But when her old client is distraught because her husband is missing, Annabelle can’t seem to say no to the bride’s plea for help. Not only that, but a hurricane is bearing down on the Caribbean island that she’s chosen for her wedding to hunky cop Mike Reese.

Now her wedding plans are in disarray and she’s hunting for clues—not exactly how she’d imagined spending her last days as a single woman. Luckily, she has her colorful crew of wedding cohorts to help. But as her wedding day approaches, the groom is still MIA and the clues are starting to point back at the wedding industry. What secrets was he hiding and what did they have to do with the city’s wedding planners?

Bride or Die is the 16th book in the Agatha Award-winning Annabelle Archer Wedding Planner Mystery Series. If you like hilarious-yet-deadly whodunits, charming characters, and delightfully witty tales, you’ll love Laura Durham’s cozy mystery series.

Buy Bride or Die today to attend a wedding you’ll never forget!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle















Death on Lily Pond Lane (Hamptons Murder Mysteries Book 2) by [Carrie Doyle]



Brisk walks on the bright chilly beach, cinnamon buns at tea time, blooming forsythia and…murder?

East Hampton innkeeper and chef Antonia Bingham has settled in to town and taken on extra work as an estate manager, giving her entree into some of the area’s most glamorous homes. Once inside, Antonia checks the heat, looks for leaks or damage, and finds the occasional dead body. It’s up to Antonia—a modern day Miss Marple with an adoration of carbs and a kamikaze love-life—to put her skills of deduction to use.

Antonia Bingham solves another shocking murder in Death on Lily Pond Lane, the second book in the best-selling Hamptons Murder Mystery series.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook















A Cold Case Froze (Ice Witch Mysteries Book 2) by [J. L. Collins]Charming Springs – Where every day is colder than a witch’s kitty!

Indie Warren’s life has become very complicated.

She’s landed herself in a magical town with no way out from the frigid weather. She was the main suspect in a murder case and nearly died trying to prove her innocence. She can’t seem to rid herself of the handsome and irritating town librarian. And she’s discovered she has the power to control all four elements like no other witch or wizard before her.

Not to mention her new best friend is a talking owl.

Under the advice of her friends, she decides to accept the editor position at the Charming Springs Gazette, hoping to dig up information that will help her break the barrier spell around the town and find her way back home.

What’s another complication, right?


The supernatural residents of Charming Springs start falling ill with a mysterious sleeping sickness, and it’s up to Indie and her feathered friend to piece together the source of it.

Maybe running the town’s newspaper is the least of her newfound worries…

A Cold Case Froze (Ice Witch Mysteries, book 2) is a lighthearted paranormal cozy mystery. Find out what happens next!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle














Poison in Paradise : a tropical romantic mystery by [Melissa Baldwin]Life on the open seas is everything Lexi Walker ever wanted! Her position as the part-time lifeguard and part-time Port Adventures coordinator for Epic Cruise Line has her traveling around the world and living her dream. And she has high hopes that her latest trip to the tropical Bahamas will be nothing short of magical.

Hopes that are dashed all too quickly.

What starts as a chance connection with a friend from her past, who is sailing on Epic to celebrate her recent marriage, turns into a deadly tragedy when Lexi finds the groom dead in a resort’s hot tub! Was it an accident? Or something more sinister? Suddenly Lexi finds herself thrust into a potential murder investigation where everyone is hiding something and no one seems innocent. Between trying to help the widow in desperate need of support, sifting through the victim’s friends and family who are anything but grieving, and trying to prove to her boss, the way-too-tempting Jack Carson, that she’s an asset and not a liability to Epic Cruise Line, Lexi has her hands full.

“Melissa Baldwin’s highly imaginative story is one filled with fun, excitement and romance.”
—Readers Favorite Book Reviews  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












The Secret Room (Behind The Crime Book 1) by [Laura Greene]For the first time, nervousness begins to creep up her spine.”

Jessy’s dreams have crumbled. After moving to New Orleans with her husband to support his career, she now feels lost. Her own business has failed, and her husband, Danny, seems more interested in working late nights than spending time with his wife. Rattling around their new home, Jessy feels frustrated and incomplete. She yearns for something more.

Then, one night, she discovers that her house harbors a bizarre secret. One that will take Jessy on a sinister journey to solve a long forgotten murder case.

From international bestselling crime fiction author Laura Greene comes The Secret Room, part of Behind The Crime, a collection of suspenseful short stories about an ordinary businesswoman turned mystery sleuth, who is determined to find justice for murder victims. Follow her in each thrilling story which can be read in one sitting.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle














The Mom Prom Murder (Berger and Fryze Mysteries Book 1) by [Trish Evans]


When controversial fundraiser Vickie Mack turns up dead the night of the Calivista Heights school auction, all the evidence points toward the auction’s co-chairs, Rachel Berger and Emily Fryze. Quickly dubbed “The Mom Prom Murder” by the local paper, the bizarre circumstances surrounding the crime has captured the attention of everyone in this affluent Los Angeles suburb, with some citizens even calling it “justifiable homicide!” Brought in to investigate, veteran L.A. police detective Mick Selby and his handsome young partner, Detective Aaron Roma, are confounded every step of the way by a collection of peculiar, eccentric witnesses and disconnected fragments of evidence. A cozy mystery with a humorous twist… The Mom Prom Murder is the first of a series of Berger and Fryze Mysteries  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

















Death in the Time of Pancho Villa: A Rose in Old El Paso Mystery by [Sandra  Marshall]The in-laws are aghast when Rose Westmoreland boards a train alone, bound for the far edge of the country in search of her missing husband. Unthinkable for a lady in 1911. Now she’s in El Paso, a city holding its breath, anticipating a spectacle. A decisive battle of the Mexican Revolution is about to erupt right across the Rio Grande. Rose’s husband, Leonard, sent there by his employer, Stoneman Petroleum, apparently first went native, then disappeared, leaving behind a fiery mistress and rumors he was sent to offer the rebels money in exchange for favorable drilling rights.

Alone in this liminal place, Rose is befriended by two women, a retired thespian and a young Mexican expatriate, who suggest coping methods that would throw the folks back in Shaker Heights into a tizzy. A reporter recruits Rose, who is a talented amateur photographer, to immortalize the Mexican leaders: a sardonic, strawberry soda-sipping Pancho Villa and visionary Francisco Madero, who communes with the shades of Napoleon and Beníto Juárez.

Rose is caught up in the intrigue of the Revolution, the unfamiliar culture of the borderlands, and the deadly competition between international oil companies. When the only person to offer real information about Leonard is killed by what is, perhaps, a stray bullet, she finds her own life in danger. Her determination to uncover the truth reveals hidden secrets, calling into question everything she thought she knew about her life back home, and threatens the well-being of everyone she holds dear.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback













Terror at the Tiki Bar (A Whodunit Pet Cozy Mystery Series Book 5) by [Mel McCoy]It’s the start of tourist season again in Cascade Cove, and the town is bustling with excitement as they get ready for the crowds. Sarah begins surfing lessons with Teek, while Grandpa Larry anticipates the grand reopening of Larry’s Pawfect Boutique. That is, until there’s another murder. When Teek’s new pineapple drink is found lying next to the body of his rival, Teek becomes the number one suspect.

As the evidence piles up against her friend, Sarah scrambles to prove his innocence before his business goes under. But her eagerness captures the attention of an unfriendly stalker who is possibly the murderer, placing a target on her own back. One disaster leads to another, sending Sarah down a twisted path of threats and danger that spreads to the ones closest to her.

Will Sarah catch the killer before it’s too late? Or will her meddling finally catch up with her, leading to her own demise?

Join Sarah and the rest of the gang at Larry’s Pawfect Boutique in this exciting Whodunit Pet Cozy Mystery Series. Get nestled in your favorite chair, put on a pot of tea, and escape into the cozy beachside town of Cascade Cove!

For lovers of books by JA Whiting, Jinty James, Molly Fitz, HY Hanna, Mildred Abbott, Leighann Dobbs, and Shelly West.

Buy Now or Read for FREE on Kindle Unlimited  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












The Hermit's Hideout: A Marley the Witch Mystery (Marley the Witch Cozy Mystery Book 4) by [Amorette Anderson]A cold case. A secret mining tunnel. A stranger in town.

When Marley the witch invites

a mysterious hermit to speak at her magical retreat center,

she expects to learn some interesting magic!

But when the hermit goes missing,

she feels responsible.

Can she find her guest speaker,

and crack a cold case?

Follow along with massage therapist Marley and her owl familiar, Skili, on their latest spa adventure!

This is the fourth book in the Marley the Witch Mystery series. A full-length witch cozy with a leading female sleuth.

Would you like to read the series in order? Here’s your guide:

The Strongman’s Spell (Book #1)
The Artist’s Alchemy (Book #2)
King Midas’ Magic (Book #3)
The Hermit’s Hideout (Book #4)  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle














Still as Death (A Lucky Whiskey Mystery Book 2) by [J. A. Kazimer]When it comes to murder, sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good . . .

When she’s not busy dodging the killer alligators and small-town gossip of Gett, Florida, Charlotte Lucky has her hands full keeping the family distillery up and running and planning her grandfather’s seventy-fifth birthday celebration. Then an arrogant old flame from her Hollywood days comes to town to woo her back with a proposal of marriage, and she rejects his offer with a burst of anger and no regrets—until the celebrity heartthrob is found murdered and she’s fingered as the main suspect.

Certain that the town’s sheriff—a member of the rival Gett clan—would be more than happy to see her hang for the crime, Charlotte gets to work tracking down the real killer. Navigating her way through family secrets and her own simmering romantic feelings for a man who’s as dangerous as he is charming, Charlotte will put her neck on the line to unravel a sinister scheme before her next drink turns out to be her last . . .

Praise for the first book in the Lucky Whiskey mystery series:

“An entertaining and riveting read with more plot twists than a bakery full of pretzels, A Shot of Murder showcases author J. A. Kazimer’s complete mastery of the genre.” —Midwest Book Review

About the Author:

When she isn’t looking for a place to hide the bodies, J. A. (Julie) Kazimer spends her time with a pup named Killer. Other hobbies include murdering houseplants and avoiding housework. She lives in Denver. Visit her website at  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback









A Shot of Murder (A Lucky Whiskey Mystery Book 1) by [J. A. Kazimer]When it comes to murder, sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good . . .

When she put the stifling small town of Gett, Florida, in her rearview mirror ten years ago, Charlotte Lucky happily said goodbye and vowed never to return. But luck has never been on Charlotte’s side, and when the grandfather who raised her gets laid up recovering from a heart attack, Charlotte knows it’s her duty to return home to save the family distillery from going under. Learning the whiskey business turns out to be the least of her worries, though, when she discovers a pickled corpse in a barrel of Lucky Whiskey—and her grandfather is arrested for the murder.

Certain that the local Gett clan is behind the foul deed, Charlotte will have to jump head-first into a long-simmering family feud to prove her grandfather’s innocence. Following a trail of clues that’s as crooked as a drunk’s walk home, she’ll suffer through the town’s oppressive heat, smirking gossip, and even romantic attention from a tempting Gett son to clear her family’s name and nab the real culprit before the Lucky Whiskey stills run dry . . .

“An entertaining and riveting read with more plot twists than a bakery full of pretzels, A Shot of Murder showcases author J. A. Kazimer’s complete mastery of the genre.” —Midwest Book Review

About the Author:

When she isn’t looking for a place to hide the bodies, J. A. (Julie) Kazimer spends her time with a pup named Killer. Other hobbies include murdering houseplants and avoiding housework. She lives in Denver. Visit her website at  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback













Eat, Drink and Be Wary (A Cook-Off Mystery Book 4) by [Devon Delaney]The New England Fall Food Fest has begun, and for competitive cook Sherry Oliveri, it’s a chance to take home a prize—and take down a killer . . .
Sherry’s hoping her Savory Shrimp Lettuce Cups will impress the judges, and she’s invited her brother, Pep, to serve as her sous-chef. The good news is that she takes first place in her category, the bad news is that it’s easier to win when your toughest competition is dead . . .
After contestant Fitz Frye is found with a fishhook in his neck, Pep’s strange behavior doesn’t help his case when the police consider him top suspect. While Pep sits through a shakedown, Sherry searches near and far for the real culprit—before another deadly course is served . . .
Includes Recipes from Sherry’s Kitchen!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:   Kindle, Paperback
















Southern Bred and Dead (Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries Book 9) by [Angie Fox]A haunted church. A ghastly death. Can she clear up the case before she’s buried way over her head?

Verity Long would really like a day off. Between uncovering the culprit who capped her gangster ghost housemate and dodging the bomb her boyfriend just dropped on their relationship, her spiritual calling has gotten complicated. But when she steps out for a little fun at a church fundraiser, she has another mystery on her hands when a family friend plunges from the bell tower.

With her pet skunk and a spectral mobster buddy in tow, Verity charges back into the world of furious phantoms. But as she follows a shocking trail of clues through a dangerous speakeasy, a possessed movie theatre, and a spooky mob safehouse, she could end up sleeping with the ghostly fishes.

Can Verity lay everything to rest before a mysterious murderer reads her last rites?

Southern Bred and Dead is the ninth standalone novel in the Southern Ghost Hunter paranormal mystery series. If you like delightful heroines, laugh-out-loud humor, and chilling twists and turns, then you’ll love NYT bestselling author Angie Fox’s heartwarming whodunit.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

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