New Releases For The Week Of August 30, 2020–Part 2

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of August 30th, 2020. I am going to divide the list into 5 days because there are so very 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.


The Witch Who Saved the Bay (Pixie Point Bay Book 6): A Cozy Witch Mystery by [Emma Belmont]



An ugly oil rig, a spirited protest, and a body in the surf.

When North American Petroleum decides to put an oil rig in Pixie Point Bay, the residents are in an uproar, including local B&B owner Maris Seaver. Not only is their pristine setting at stake, they stand to lose their very livelihoods.

But when the oil company’s liaison turns up dead, Maris must solve the murder or lose the bay. (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback
















The Adventure of the Murdered Gypsy (The Early Case Files of Sherlock Holmes Book 2) by [Liese Sherwood-Fabre]

Before Sherlock Holmes became the world’s greatest consulting detective, murder followed the arrival of unexpected guests to the Holmes family estate.

Shortly after one of his Uncle Ernest’s old acquaintances joins Sherlock and the extended Holmes family for the holidays, a dead man is found in the barn. This marks the beginning of the disruptions of the family Christmas celebrations. Sherlock’s young cousin reports hearing footsteps outside the nursery, the family learns that their guests are not who they appear, and Mycroft suddenly falls head-over-heels in love. Are there more murders to come, or will Sherlock prevent them by determine how a body materialized in the barn?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback 

















A Case of Cat and Mouse (Magical Cats Book 12) by [Sofie Kelly]A reality TV crew has come to town and brought librarian Kathleen Paulson and her two magical cats more than their fair share of real-life drama, in the newest installment of this New York Times bestselling series.

Spring has come to charming Mayville Heights, and with it, some Hollywood glamour. The little town is abuzz because the reboot of a popular baking TV show is filming there. Librarian Kathleen Paulson is working as an advisor on historical facts for the show, local restaurants are providing catering for the camera crews, and Kathleen’s faithful felines, Hercules and Owen, are hoping there is a cat treat challenge.

But then Kathleen finds one of the judges dead. She has solved many-a-murder with help from the supernaturally gifted Herc and Owen, and with the whole town on tenterhooks, the talented trio will have to have all paws on deck to chase down this killer.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover





















The Great Hotel Murder by [Vincent Starrett, Lyndsay Faye]

In a grand Chicago hotel, a mysterious death sets a puzzling whodunnit in motion

When a New York banker is discovered dead from an apparent morphine overdose in a Chicago hotel, the circumstances surrounding his untimely end are suspicious to say the least. The dead man had switched rooms the night before with a stranger he met and drank with in the hotel bar. And before that, he’d registered under a fake name at the hotel, told his drinking companion a fake story about his visit to the Windy City, and seemingly made no effort to contact the actress, performing in a local show, to whom he was married. All of which is more than enough to raise eyebrows among those who discovered the body.

Enter theatre critic and amateur sleuth Riley Blackwood, a friend of the hotel’s owner, who endeavors to untangle this puzzling tale as discreetly as possible. But when another detective working the case, whose patron is unknown, is thrown from a yacht deck during a party by an equally unknown assailant, the investigation makes a splash among Chicago society. And then several of the possible suspects skip town, leaving Blackwood struggling to determine their guilt or innocence—and their whereabouts.

Reissued for the first time in over eighty years, The Great Hotel Murder is a devilishly complex whodunnit with a classical aristocratic setting, sure to please Golden Age mystery fans of all stripes. In 1935, the story was adapted for a film of the same name.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback













The Unlocking Season: A Joanne Kilbourn Mystery by [Gail Bowen]Arthur Ellis Award-winning author

Grand Master Award of Crime Writers of Canada (2018)

The “queen of Canadian crime fiction” (Winnipeg Free Press) returns with a new installment in the Joanne Kilbourn series that is perfect for readers of Louise Penny, Ruth Rendell, and Peter Robinson.

On a Saturday bright with harbingers of spring, Joanne Kilbourn-Shreve, her husband, Zack, and their family prepare to celebrate the season. Joanne’s life is full, and at 60, she has been given the chance to understand a part of her history that for years was shrouded in secrecy.

Living Skies is producing Sisters and Strangers, a six-part TV series about the tangled relationships between the families of Douglas Ellard, the father who raised Joanne, and Desmond Love, her biological father. Joanne is working on the script with Roy Brodnitz, a brilliant writer and friend. The project’s future seems assured, but before the script is completed, Brodnitz disappears while scouting locations in northern Saskatchewan. Hours later, he’s found — sweat-drenched, clawing at the ground, and muttering gibberish. He dies in a state of mortal terror. 

Heartsick and perplexed, Joanne resolves to learn what happened in the last hours of Roy’s life. What Joanne discovers threatens Brodnitz’s legacy, and the decision about whether or not to reveal the truth is hers to make. The Unlocking Season is another deeply satisfying and thought-provoking novel from one of Canada’s finest crime writers.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover














Witch's Brew (A Magic Island Paranormal Cozy Mystery Book 7) by [Emery Belle]Book your ticket to Magic Island, where the potions are brewed fresh daily, the beaches are perfect for creature-watching, and the fangs and fur are on full display.

Following another successful murder investigation, and hopeful that the problem of her rogue magic will soon be a thing of the past, Wren Winters’s life is finally starting to look a little rosier. With a life-saving potion in the works, an exciting new relationship to throw herself into, and not a single murder victim in sight, the newbie witch can finally sit back, relax, and watch the dragons fly overhead.

Maybe she shouldn’t have let herself get too comfortable.

When a grieving mother approaches Wren for help solving the murder of her son, she can’t bring herself to refuse, and so, once again, she must set out in search of a killer. As usual, the island promises plenty of adventure—this time, her investigation leads her to a home for displaced magical creatures, the lonely rocks at sea where the sirens await their prey, and a dense forest that a powerful werewolf pack calls home.

But with that adventure comes plenty of danger. And as Wren soon finds out, sometimes the most beautiful things on the island can hide the deadliest secrets.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Gored of the Rings (Matchmaker Marriage Mysteries Book 1) by [Elise Sax]

“Fans of laugh-out-loud romantic suspense will enjoy this author as she joins the ranks of Janet Evanovich, Katie MacAllister, and Jennifer Crusie.”—Booklist
“Elise Sax will win your heart.”—New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis
It’s been three years since Gladie married Spencer and settled down as a full-time matchmaker. The three years have been quiet, filled with marital bliss and absolutely no murder. Without a mystery to solve, Gladie has grown bored, even as she has exceled as a matchmaker with more than a little psychic ability. Now, her Grandma Zelda has decided to expand the family business to wedding planning, and Gladie is going to be in charge of it.
Her first customer wants a wedding with all the trimmings, including an axe-throwing room, a tractor parade, and a longhorn bull instead of a limo to the ceremony. When one of the wedding party winds up dead, a freak accident is blamed. But Gladie’s murder antennae are up, and she’s determined to prove that it’s murder and bring the killer to justice.
Gored of the Rings is the first book in the Matchmaker Marriage Mysteries, the continuing adventures of Gladie Burger with all of the regular characters from the Matchmaker Mysteries. It’s perfect for fans of Miss Fortune, Stephanie Plum, and small-town, funny mysteries.
Matchmaker Marriage Mysteries…sometimes love comes with a few dead ends.
“Sax will make you laugh. Her larger-than-life characters jump off the page and make crazy seem like a fun place to hang out.”—New York Times bestselling author Christie Craig
“With quirky characters reminiscent of Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series and a small-town heroine redolent of Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse” –RT Book Reviews  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle














Harlequin Intrigue September 2020 - Box Set 2 of 2 by [Delores Fossen, Carol Ericson, Nichole Severn]Harlequin Intrigue brings you three new titles at a great value, available now! Enjoy these suspenseful reads packed with edge-of-your-seat intrigue and fearless romance.

Longview Ridge Ranch
by Delores Fossen
The only person who knows who killed Marshal Jack Slater’s father is Caroline Moser. But the Texas profiler has no memory of the murder, her abduction…or Jack. Now in Jack’s protective custody, Caroline must trust her ex to help her recall her past before a murderer steals their future.

Holding the Line
by Carol Ericson
To halt construction of a casino on Yaqui land, ranger Jolene Nighthawk plants damning evidence. But she’s caught by her ex, Border Patrol agent Sam Cross. As Jolene and Sam investigate a series of deaths, they find that their bodies may be the next ones hidden in Arizona sand.

Blackhawk Security
by Nichole Severn
When Kate Monroe’s deceased husband suddenly appears, the profiler can’t believe her eyes. Declan Monroe has lost all of his memories, but with a killer targeting Kate, the pair will have to work together to outwit the Hunter…and find their way back to each other.

Look for Harlequin Intrigue’s September 2020 Box Set 1 of 2, filled with even more edge-of-your seat romantic suspense!

Look for 6 compelling new stories every month from Harlequin® Intrigue!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












The Sleuth's Surprise (The Librarian Sleuth Book 4) by [Kimberly Rose Johnson]

Mary Daley has been the sheriff of Tipton County for more than two decades, but someone wants her job. When it seems circumstances can’t get more complicated, a murder happens on her watch. Had she been the intended victim?

Deputy Chief Lyle Griffin only wants Mary to be happy, but when he asks her if she’d consider retiring, it sets off a string of events and emotions that muddy their friendship.  

Nancy Daley-Malone can’t believe anyone would run for sheriff against her mom. She is onboard to help run the best campaign Tipton County has ever seen until the sheriff’s opponent is murdered and Nancy’s husband joins the race. On top of that, it appears someone is out to kill her mother as well.

Can Nancy, along with the sheriff’s department, find the murderer before it’s too late? Will Lyle and Mary be able to admit their feelings for one another or will the status quo remain?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

















Eyebrows and Evil Looks (Sunshine Cove Cozy Mystery Book 2) by [Ava Zuma]The second book in a brand new cozy mystery set in South Africa!

What happens when the organiser of a fashion show to raise money for charity suddenly falls dead?

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 Celia Dube and all the friendly and not-so-friendly characters in Sunny Cove.

No cliffhanger, swearing or graphic scenes!

Buy Eyebrows and Evil Looks to discover how events unfold in this cozy murder mystery.  


Editions Available:  Kindle













Cursed Witch Casting (Cursed Witch Cozy Mystery Book 1) by [Jessica Lancaster]NEW COZY MYSTERY SERIES

One dead witch. One vampire at large. And some wobbly spellcasting.

When a witch is found dead outside the famed Sage Witch Estate, Marissa is called home. Panicked and petrified, a screaming vision tells her there’s trouble and she needs to leave.

True to her instinct, there’s another missing witch.

The perfume of blood and stench of struggle cover signs in all directions. Marissa must find the witch before both their fates are sealed at the hands of a witch killer

Unfortunately, she’s terrible at magic.
Can she save herself before finding the missing witch?

*Join MARISSA and her feline familiar SILVER*  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle














Viviane's Adventures: A senior sleuth travel mystery with a hint of romance. (Viviane's Adventures Mystery Book 1) by [Vikki Walton]A Bed and Breakast with ten guests on the edge of a cliff. What could go wrong?

Before heading to her London, England pet sit Viviane travels to Devon for a bit of sight-seeing. Soon after Viviane arrives, a young woman staying at the inn is found unconscious. Was it an accident or had she been attacked? As Viviane becomes involved with the other guests, she realizes that she’s staying in a house of secrets. But who will stop at nothing to keep theirs?

If you enjoy travel, sassy sleuths and mysteries that keep you guessing, you’ll love the Viviane’s Adventures Mystery series. Want to find out how Viviane gets started in her housesitting adventures? Check out Hijinks in Ajijic in the cozy mystery author collection, Mystery Follows Her.

★♥★Scroll up and grab this book and start traveling the globe with Viviane now!★♥★  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle
















Seven Lives to Kill: A Cat Sanctuary Mystery by [K.M. Waller]Loretta Hamilton has never owned one cat, let alone seven.

When cat-loving Aunt Ginger passes away, Loretta is left with a farm she doesn’t want. And as if that’s not bad enough, her aunt’s dying wish is for Loretta to turn her home into a cat rescue sanctuary. Loretta doesn’t even know what to feed her aunt’s seven orphaned cats, let alone how to rescue them.

But Felicity, a pushy real estate agent, has plans of her own. She wants the farm for a land development project, and she won’t take no for an answer. After a heated exchange between Loretta and Felicity at a town hall meeting, Felicity is found dead making Loretta the main suspect.

With a superstitious sidekick and a knack for being practical, can Loretta settle into her new role as cat mom and protector while fending off a murderer?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle















The Framed Father: A Clean Murder Mystery Featuring Father Tom Greer (The Father Tom Mysteries Book 2) by [J. R. Mathis]


Forbidden love, murder, and explosive secrets engulf Father Tom Greer in this second entry in the Father Tom Mysteries.

When the Archbishop receives an anonymous letter accusing Saint Clare’s pastor Father Leonard McCoy of inappropriate behavior with the young parish secretary, he sends Father Tom back to Myerton from the quiet of the monastery to look into the charges. When the secretary is found dead and Father McCoy is charged with her murder, he must work against his ex-fiancee Detective Helen Parr and the State Attorney–who is also her boyfriend–to prevent a miscarriage of justice.

But everything is not as it seems…  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback
















The Ghost is Clear: A Paranormal Cozy Mystery Romance (Ghost Detective Book 3) by [Jane Hinchey]Amateur sleuth, PI in training, ghost whisperer.

That’s me. Audrey Fitzgerald, ghost detective. I’m finally coming to terms with the fact that I can not only communicate with ghosts, but animals too. Well, one in particular, my big gray teddy bear of a cat, Thor. What I haven’t worked out yet is how to keep my newfound abilities a secret from the townsfolk of Firefly Bay.

When I’m hired by the president of the local historical society to find a missing necklace, I figured I finally had a case that didn’t require ghostly interference. After all, how hard could it be to find a missing piece of jewelry? Things turn complicated real fast when the necklace turns up in the most unexpected of places and my client turns up dead.

Now I’m up to my neck in ghostly chatter, I have a murder to solve, my PI exams are looming, I’m worried I may have to put Thor on a diet, and I think I’ve accidentally fallen for Captain Cowboy Hot Pants—aka, Detective Kade Galloway. But worst of all? What on earth do I put on my business card without scaring off the townsfolk? Amateur sleuth, PI in training, ghost whisperer, or ghost detective?

Join Audrey Fitzgerald in the Ghost Detective series, a romantic paranormal cozy mystery featuring a talking cat, a ghost, and a murder to solve!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle


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