New Releases For The Week Of September 27th, 2020–Part 5

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of September 27th, 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 fifth and final day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.

Veiled in Death (A Wedding Planner Mystery Book 6) by [Stephanie Blackmoore]Wedding planner Mallory Shepard doesn’t have time to organize her own nuptials—because right now she’s engaged in solving a murder . . .
When Mallory discovers some old lace at a Port Quincy antique shop, she knows it’ll make a perfect headpiece. But she’s barely gotten it out of the store before Helene Pierce tears it from her hands. Helene claims it’s a family heirloom that went missing when her late husband died in a hit-and-run twenty-five years ago.
The conflict gets more complicated when the veil is attributed to none other than famed seamstress Betsy Ross. Mallory may have a genuine museum piece on her hands, but meanwhile Independence Day is right around the corner and she has to host the town’s Revolutionary War re-enactment. Then it becomes clear there’s a bigger mystery behind all this history when a local woman is murdered with a musket—and Mallory’s investigation could set off some fireworks . . .  (Amazon)

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Killed With a Kiss (A Lacey Doyle Cozy Mystery—Book 5) by [Fiona Grace]

“Very entertaining. I highly recommend this book to the permanent library of any reader that appreciates a very well written mystery, with some twists and an intelligent plot. You will not be disappointed. Excellent way to spend a cold weekend!”
–Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (regarding Murder in the Manor)

KILLED WITH A KISS (A LACEY DOYLE COZY MYSTERY—BOOK 5) is book five in a charming new cozy mystery series which begins with MURDER IN THE MANOR (Book #1), a #1 Bestseller with over 100 five-star reviews—and a free download!

Lacey Doyle, 39 years old and freshly divorced, has made a drastic change: she has walked away from the fast life of New York City and settled down in the quaint English seaside town of Wilfordshire.

In a romantic daytrip in the English countryside, Lacey lucks out in an antique market and stumbles upon an incredible find. She has high hopes as she makes it the centerpiece of her next auction.

But as summer is coming to a close, two high-rollers come into town and duke it out over the antique, their egos as big as their wallets. When one of them wins but loses the auction on a technicality, chaos ensues. The only thing that makes it worse is when one ends up dead.

Lacey finds herself in the fight of her life to save her business and her reputation—and, with the help of her beloved dog, to solve the mysterious death.

Book #6–PERISHED BY A PAINTING–is now available for pre-order!  (Amazon)

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The Three Mrs. Wrights: A Novel by [Linda Keir]Mr. Wright has everything. All that’s left to give him is what he deserves.

Lark has good things coming: a career as a board-game designer and a whirlwind romance with a handsome investor. Trip is so compassionate and supportive, he’s almost too good to be true.

Jessica has always been cautious, but she can’t resist Jonathan. The brilliant TED-talking visionary has big plans for his inspiring medical start-up. Now Jessica is invited to be part of the team—and to partner with the founder outside the office.

Holly has settled into a comfortable life with Jack, her husband of nearly twenty years. They’ve raised three children, they own a beautiful home, and they’ve founded a worthy charity. She’s proud of building a marriage that has endured—she just doesn’t want to look too closely at the cracks.

Lark, Jessica, and Holly are three strangers with so much in common it hurts. Their one and only is one and the same.

The charming Mr. Wright’s serial lies are about to catch up with him…  (Amazon)

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A Bad Bad Thing by [Elena Forbes]

‘An ending that will leave readers breathless’ Booklist
‘A master at complex plots’ Globe and Mail

After a police operation ends in catastrophe, DCI Eve West is suspended. She faces expulsion from the force, until John Duran – a violent criminal Eve incarcerated herself and who is still serving his sentence – offers to help clear her name. But nothing comes for free.

Duran wants Eve to help free a fellow prisoner, who he claims has been wrongly convicted of murder. But as her investigation grows darker, Eve finds that more than just her job is at stake, and Duran is a dangerous man to trust . . .  (Amazon)

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Pumpkins & Poison: A Clean Small Town Cozy Mystery with Coffee & Romance (Connie Cafe Mystery Series Book 4) by [Maisy Marple]


Pumpkins, Pies, and Poison

Business at Connie’s Cafe is booming as Halloween approaches.
Connie’s mother, Roberta, is poised to win the annual Pumpkin Pie baking contest.
Everything is going perfectly…until somebody dies.

This is the fourth book in The Connie Cafe Mystery Series, a perfect series for lovers of clean small town mysteries that feature coffee and an amateur sleuth who’s in way over her head.  (Amazon)

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Chesapeake Crimes: Invitation to Murder by [Donna  Andrews, Karen Cantwell, K.M.  Rockwoo, Leone  Ciporin, Adam  Meyer, Cathy  Wiley, Josh  Pachter, Art  Taylor, Barb  Goffman, Marcia  Talley]The seventh volume in the Chesapeake Crimes series presents an impressive set of tales by new and wellestablished authors. Included this time are:

INTRODUCTION, by Dana Cameron




THE DOGOODER, by Adam Meyer


MUGGINS, by Josh Pachter





GUNS AND YOGA, by Maureen Klovers

RFP/RIP, by Britt Alan

AUMAKUA, by Maddi Davidson

THE COLOR OF ENVY, by Joanna Campbell Slan

TRUE COLORS, by Robin Templeton


SUNNYSIDE, by Stacy Woodson  (Amazon)

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Peonies and Peril (Treehouse Hotel Mysteries Book 1) by [Sue Hollowell]The return home to her small town comes with a cantankerous mama, a family hotel that needs some love, and a doozy of a murder mystery…

First in the Treehouse Hotel Mysteries series!

Chloe Carson loves nothing more than relaxing with her cocker spaniel rescue, Max, and one of their favorite pastimes, solving puzzles. The last place she expects to end up is in charming Cedarbrook, helping her mom save her struggling, quaint Treehouse Hotel.

When the crotchety president of the garden club is found dead in her prized peonies, Chloe finds herself smack dab in the middle of a murder investigation. Her high school friend and her mom top the list of suspects. In order to clear their names, Chloe and Max have to solve the puzzle of a lifetime.

With the help of her loyal companion, gingersnap cookies, and her trusty pen, Chloe uncovers a twisted knot of gossip, blackmail, mysterious secrets, chaos and shocking lies, but can she unravel the truth while making sure the Treehouse Hotel stays in business?

Peonies and Peril is Book 1 in the Treehouse Hotel Mysteries series. A light, cozy mystery in a small town with a puzzle loving, amateur female sleuth, quirky characters (human and canine), and enough flowers and pastries to fill your garden and your belly. No gore, swearing or cliffhangers. Can be read as a standalone.  (Amazon)

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Gingerdead Man (A Five-Ingredient Mystery Book 7) by [Maya Corrigan]When Santa is sleighed by a poison gingerbread cookie at a holiday party, Val Deniston’s reputation is on the line . . .
This holiday season Bayport, Maryland, is a dead ringer for Victorian London. Val and her grandfather are taking part in the Dickens of a Holiday festival. Val is hosting a private tea party serving the festival’s costumed volunteers, who range from Dickens divas like Madame Defarge and Miss Havisham to Ebenezer Scrooge and old St. Nick himself.
But one costumed reveler may have gotten the holidays mixed up. The winner of the creepiest outfit, robed in black with a gift bag covering the head—okay, Ghost of Christmas Present, Val gets it—hands out gingerbread men with white icing skeleton bones. This year’s sour Santa has none of the big fellow’s mirth but plenty of his appetite, and it’s no secret Santa loves cookies. But when the man in red turns blue, Val and Granddad have a cookie-cutter killer to catch before the New Year . . .
Includes delicious five-ingredient recipes!
“Grandad is a hoot and his jobs as a food reviewer and part-time detective provide endless possibilities for fun and murder . . . Charming.”
—Kirkus Reviews  (Amazon)

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Ruff Justice: A Cozy Mystery with Heart--full of friendship, family, and fur babies! (Cara Mia Delgatto Mystery Series Book 5) by [Joanna Campbell  Slan]New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Joanna Campbell Slan has done it again! 

From the author of stories in five of the Chicken Soup for the Soul Bestsellers comes the continuing the saga of Cara Mia Delgatto, a single mom trying to grab a SECOND CHANCE at life!

When a young caregiver is falsely accused of stealing from her elderly client, Cara Mia Delgatto refuses to stand by with her mouth shut. That famous Italian temper of Cara’s is hotter than a bottle rocket. Instead of ignoring the girl’s plight, Cara launches her own investigation, even though she has plenty to keep her busy at her store, The Treasure Chest, a shop specializing in upcycling, recycling, and repurposing with a coastal theme. If that wasn’t enough, Cara’s new beau has disappeared–vanished!–and she’s forced to wonder how her taste in men could possibly be so bad? Meanwhile, she’s assisting two brides-to-be as they plan their weddings and occasionally acting as referee when the two women clash over dates for their nuptials. And yeah, then there’s that online bashing her reputation is taking. Otherwise, it’s just another sunny day in Paradise!

This series is perfect for fans of Amy Vansant’s PINEAPPLE COVE MYSTERIES, Elaine Viets’ DEAD-END JOB SERIES, as well as books by Dianne Harmann and Tonya Kappes and anyone who loves uplifting reads!  (Amazon)

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Haunted Homicide (A Haunted Mansion Mystery Book 1) by [Lucy Ness]Avery Morgan has been hired to breathe new life into the Portage Path Women’s Club, but first she’ll have to deal with a dead body and a meddling ghost.

Avery Morgan has had a harrowing first week on the job as manager of the Portage Path Woman’s Club. Not only is she in charge of a grand old home with a mountain of maintenance problems and scheduling nightmares–thanks to a recent fire in the Marigold meeting room–but she’s also got Muriel Sadler to deal with. Muriel is the current president of the club, the one “nay” vote when the rest of the board voted “aye” to hiring Avery.

After a morning of dealing with another one of Muriel’s snits and a meeting with the delicious and delightfully unsettling Ben Harkness, who will be handling renovations in the fire-damaged portions of the house, the last thing Avery needs is for one of the fuses to blow. Again.

She grabs her handy flashlight and heads into the basement, where she stumbles across Muriel’s body. She also stumbles across an unexpected helper, Clemmie Bow, the ghost of a young woman who was accidentally killed in the building almost a hundred years ago.

Together Clemmie and Avery are determined to solve Muriel’s murder before the killer sends Avery to join Clemmie on the other side.  (Amazon)

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The Corpse Who Knew Too Much (A Food Blogger Mystery Book 4) by [Debra Sennefelder]Food blogger Hope Early takes on a cold case that’s heating up fast . . .
Building on her recipe for success with her food blog, Hope at Home, Hope is teaching her first blogging class at the local library in Jefferson, Connecticut. She’s also learning about podcasts, including a true-crime one called Search for the Missing, hosted by Hope’s childhood friend, Devon Markham. Twenty years ago on Valentine’s Day, right here in Jefferson, Devon’s mom disappeared and was never found. Finally Devon has returned to solve the mystery of what happened to her mother—and she asks Hope to help.

The next day Hope discovers Devon’s apartment has been ransacked. Her laptop with the research on her mother’s cold case is missing, and Devon is nowhere to be found. When her friend’s body is later discovered in a car wreck, Hope is convinced it’s no accident. Clearly, Devon was too close to the truth, and the cold-blooded killer is still at large in Jefferson. Now it’s up to Hope to find the guilty party—before the food blogger herself becomes the next subject of another true-crime podcast . . .

Includes Recipes from Hope’s Kitchen!  (Amazon)

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Salem, Massachusetts B&B owner Charlene Morris is looking into a holiday hit-and-run, with a little help from her ghostly housemate . . .
Charlene’s parents are in town for Christmas, and her mother is driving her up a tree. Her bed-and-breakfast’s resident ghost, Jack, isn’t fond of her either—and he’s showing it with some haunting high jinks. But when Charlene takes her mom and dad out for dinner, the less-than-seasonal spirits take a deadly turn.
David Baldwin has just won a fortune in the lottery—and it adds a lot of drama to the charity auction he’s hosting at his restaurant. When he caps off the evening by playing Santa and handing out checks to some of the attendees, the mood shifts . . . and Charlene observes mysterious tensions between David and his flashy, bleached-blonde wife, his neglected teenage son from a previous marriage, and his hostile business partner, among others. And they’re only a few on the long list of potential suspects when David runs into the road and is mowed down by a fleeing motorist. Now it looks like it’s going to be homicide for the holidays . . .  (Amazon)

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Amateur sleuth Sloan Krause delves into the murderous political world in another delightful mystery from popular cozy writer Ellie Alexander, Beyond a Reasonable Stout.

Oktoberfest is over and now it’s the dead season for beer maven and barstool sleuth Sloan Krause―literally.

In the Bavarian village of Leavenworth, Washington, the tourists are gone and the local villagers prepare for the upcoming winter light festival. Soon the German-inspired shops and restaurants will be aglow and visitors will return to the northern Cascades to drink warm mulled cider and peruse the holiday markets. Until then, Sloan Krause and her partner in crime Garrett Strong are experimenting with a new line of “hoppy holiday” craft beers at their brewery.

But the low-key vibes at Nitro are suddenly disrupted by a local political scandal: City Councilmember Kristopher Cooper is running for re-election on a platform of making Leavenworth dry―until, just before election night, Kristopher turns up dead. Now, with every beer-related businessperson in Leavenworth coming under suspicion, it’s up to Sloan to find out who the guilty party really is…before someone else gets tapped for murder.

The Sloan Krause mystery series is:
“The perfect brew.”―Cleveland Plain Dealer
“Exciting…irresistible…absorbing.” ―Washington Book Review  (Amazon)

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Hollyberry Homicide (A Berry Basket Mystery Book 5) by [Sharon Farrow]A cold wind is blowing off Lake Michigan, and murder is scaring the dickens out of everyone . . .
Considering her name, Marlee Jacob is an obvious choice for the role of Jacob Marley in Oriole Point’s production of A Christmas Carol. It’s just sad that the role has opened up because of the death of the elderly actor who’d originally been cast.
But Marlee, the proprietor of The Berry Basket, will do her best to keep spirits high—that is, until clues start mounting that there’s danger behind the scenes. There are accidents on set, the tree in the village square topples over, and worst of all, a body is found with a sprig of holly draped over it. If Marlee can’t wrap up the case, she may not have a berry merry Christmas . . .
Includes Berry Recipes!  (Amazon)

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New Releases For The Week Of September 27th, 2020–Part 4

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of September 27th, 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 fourth day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.



Whistling Up A Ghost (Whistling Pines Book 4) by [Dean L. Hovey]Peter and Jenny Rogers return from their honeymoon to a pile of wedding presents including the deed to an old house. They open presents from the residents of Whistling Pines Senior Care Center ranging from thoughtful, to thrift shop purchases, and “what is that?”

Taking a break from the gift opening party, they tune in to a live news broadcast and watch the historical society president open a time capsule found during demolition of the band shell. The opening ceremony turns grim when a rusty pistol and a newspaper clipping about an old murder are revealed.

The Whistling Pines rumor mill runs amok as the retired residents offer up murder motives, stories about the victim’s checkered past, and a multitude of potential murderers. Despite his full-time job as Whistling Pines recreation director, Peter gets dragged into the time capsule murder investigation.

Jenny’s son, Jeremy, is convinced their new house is haunted when boxes jump from shelves, a radio turns itself on, Christmas stockings appear under the fireplace mantle, wedding gifts rise eerily out of boxes, and ghostly events interrupt their sleep. They start to ask themselves if the house is a gift or a curse…until the ghost is revealed.  (Amazon)

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The More You Snow (Alaska Cozy Mystery Book 16) by [Wendy  Meadows]

Will Sarah end her career as a homicide detective solving one last case and then becoming a mother to beautiful twin babies, or will she finally become lost in the snow…forever?

Trapped in a snowstorm with a constantly disappearing dead body, Sarah sets out on a quest for answers while praying her twin babies will finally arrive safe and sound. The mystery turns humorous when Conrad, Pete, and Andrew, three cops who are trying to capture the magician, end up trapped in a basement beating each other up while the dead body once again vanishes. Forced to act, Sarah creates a plan to capture the magician herself. But is he the one they’re really after, or is the real killer still on the loose?  (Amazon)

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Her number is up . . .
This Christmas, Tallie Graver would like to take a break from running her cleaning business to be with her boyfriend, Max, and enjoy their first holiday together—alone. Instead, she’s stuck keeping her mother and grandmother from duking it out during the town’s annual Christmas Eve bingo game. As for festive spirit, she’ll have to settle for her mean-spirited Aunt Ronda, whose mouth could use some soap.
The night only gets worse after Tallie discovers Ronda’s body. It seems someone cleaned her clock with a can of varnish. While all the evidence points to Ronda’s husband, Tallie doesn’t believe her beloved Uncle Hoagie could do such a dirty deed. Of course, his sudden disappearance doesn’t help his case. If Tallie hopes to clear his name, she’ll need to dig up some dirt to locate the real killer. Otherwise, someone else could get rubbed out . . .
Praise for Cremains of the Day
“Simon kicks off a new series that combines a bit of humor and romance with a heroine who knows no boundaries while searching for the truth that will keep her out of jail.”
—Kirkus Reviews
“An amusing new series with an engaging, spirited sleuth.”
Library Journal

“You’ll be cheering as the clues pile up in this creative cozy mystery.”
—New York Times bestselling author Lynn Cahoon  (Amazon)

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Burning Secrets: A Whispering Pines Mystery, Book 11 by [Shawn McGuire]Things are heating up in Whispering Pines, and it’s not just the weather.
Sheriff Jayne O’Shea is on edge. Hopeful applicants have taken over the commons area, all of them begging to become residents. Villagers who left long ago have returned, causing an uproar among the locals. The slow burn feud between the sister witches has reached the boiling point. And her parents are acting just plain weird.
Fortunately, it’s time for the annual Beltane celebration, the last opportunity for everyone to gather before tourists invade the village for the summer. Attendees dance around the Maypole, decorate fairy chairs, weave witch ladders, and nibble Green Man cake. Good, innocent fun.
Except, this year’s fire festival is being held during the driest spring the Northwoods has seen in a decade. And like bees to honey, the event has attracted an arsonist intent on burning the place to the ground one little fire at a time.

What Readers Are Saying
“I can clearly see the thatched roof houses, their wood and stucco exteriors. It reminds me of Shakespeare’s house in London.”
“I’ve read them all and just want to go back.”
“I wish Whispering Pines was a real place”
“If you enjoy honest, rather raw characters seeking direction, and the consequences of past mistakes, you’ll enjoy this series as much as I have.”
“My mind is still in Whispering Pines. I can clearly see the thatched roof houses, their wood and stucco exteriors. It reminds me of Shakespeare’s house in London.”
“I really enjoy how the characters continue to evolve in this series and the new eccentrics fit right in!”
“I totally fell in love with both the village and the story.”
“I would gladly plan my next trip to Whispering Pines.”

The Whispering Pines Mystery Series
Family Secrets, Book 1
Kept Secrets, Book 2
Original Secrets, Book 3
Hidden Secrets, Book 4
Rival Secrets, Book 5
Veiled Secrets, Book 6
Silent Secrets, Book 7
Merciful Secrets, Book 8
Justified Secrets, Book 9
Secret of Her Own, Book 9.5 (novella)
Protected Secrets, Book 10
Burning Secrets, Book 11  (Amazon)

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Mad Money Murder (Merry Wrath Mysteries Book 16) by [Leslie Langtry]

From USA Today bestselling author Leslie Langtry comes another madcap Merry Wrath mystery that will leave you laughing til it hurts!

When Merry Wrath inherits an urn of cremains, she isn’t sure which is more surprising—that she was now the owner of a body or the fact that her family’s mythical Aunt June actually existed. Besides the urn and the deceased’s collection of lethal pets, from an assassin caterpillar to a deathstalker scorpion, the ex-CIA agent turned Scout Leader also inherits a mystery:

“If you’ve received this, it means that I need you to find out who murdered me.”

With her best friend and five mischievous little Girl Scouts, Merry takes a trip across the state to her aunt’s tiny, rundown hometown of Behold, Iowa. Though, in hindsight, it probably wasn’t the best for the troop to stay at a famous scout camp that has a history of ghosts and aliens. Or to bring the precocious, ten-year old Betty who has started mastering some very sophisticated (and alarming) magic tricks.

Was Aunt June murdered?

Most in Behold think the death was an accident involving June’s pet brown recluse spider, but Merry isn’t so sure. There are far more questions than answers about who Aunt June really was. Between a late-night dash for her life over a high ropes course, and dangerous interactions with deadly critters, Merry needs answers before a killer silences her questions…for good.

Merry Wrath Mysteries:
Merit Badge Murder – book #1
Mint Cookie Murder – book #2
Scout Camp Mystery – short story in the “Killer Beach Reads” collection
Marshmallow S’More Murder – book #3
Movie Night Murder – book #4
Mud Run Murder – book #5
Fishing Badge Murder – short story in the “Pushing Up Daisies” collection
Motto for Murder – book #6
Map Skills Murder – book #7
Mean Girl Murder – book #8
Marriage Vow Murder – book #9
Mystery Night Murder – book #10
Meerkats and Murder– book #11
Make Believe Murder – book #12
Maltese Vulture Murder – book #13
Musket Ball Murder – book #14
Macho Man Murder – book #15
Mad Money Murder – book #16

What critics are saying about Leslie Langtry’s books:

“I laughed so hard I cried on multiple occasions! Girl Scouts, the CIA, and the Yakuza… what could possibly go wrong?”
~ Fresh Fiction

“Darkly funny and wildly over the top, this mystery answers the burning question, ‘Do assassin skills and Girl Scout merit badges mix…?'”
~ RT BOOKreviews

“Mixing a deadly sense of humor and plenty of sexy sizzle, Leslie Langtry creates a brilliantly original, laughter-rich mix of contemporary romance and suspense.”
~ Chicago Tribune

“Langtry gets the fun started from page one.”
~ Publisher’s Weekly  (Amazon)

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Bunburry - Deadlier than Fiction: A Cosy Mystery Series (Countryside Mysteries: A Cosy Shorts Series Book 9) by [Helena Marchmont]

Miss Marple meets Oscar Wilde in this new series of cosy mysteries set in the picturesque Cotswolds village of Bunburry.

In “Deadlier than Fiction”, amateur sleuth Alfie McAlister enjoys his volunteer work in Bunburry’s community library, set up in the mansion of the formidable Miss Radford-Jones. The library is home from home for eleven-year-old Noah, an Agatha Christie fan who sees murder round every corner. At first Alfie dismisses this as a child’s overactive imagination – but then he himself is attacked. Could young Noah be right after all?

Helena Marchmont is a pseudonym of Olga Wojtas, who was born and brought up in Edinburgh. She was encouraged to write by an inspirational English teacher, Iona M. Cameron. Olga won a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award in 2015 and recently published her second book in the Miss Blaine mystery series.  (Amazon)

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Masquerade Murder: A Victoria Town Mystery Novella (Victoria Town Mysteries Book 2) by [Mollie Cox Bryan]The Halloween Masquerade Ball in Victoria Town, Va. has become legendary. People attend it from all across the country. Viv Barton throws herself into the fray by volunteering to lead games in the “Mirror Room” of the old Victorian Mansion, Gaylord Hall. A woman dressed in widow regalia catches Viv’s attention and after her game duties, she motions to Viv to follow her. She’s led down the snaking halls, through the ballroom, and onto the veranda, where the woman disappears and leaves a dead body in her wake.

Viv’s friend Irene is a suspect and the clues keeping piling up, even though Viv knows she didn’t kill the man. Viv and her Aunt Libby work together to prove Irene’s innocence, unearthing clues, secrets, and deadly obsessions, along the way—proving that Victorian Town history isn’t always what it seems.  (Amazon)

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Pies & Poison & Pooches, Oh My! (A Wayside Bay Mystery Series - Book 2) by [Reida Kenzington]It’s time for the Wayside Bay Spring Fair! Charlie is Mabel’s right-hand gal at Mabel’s Cake & Confections stand. They’ve worked the fair together for years. All is well until they discover Mabel’s sworn enemy in the baking world is their next-door neighbor.
If that wasn’t bad enough, an outbreak of food poisoning dampens the festive mood. When it strikes Mabel herself, Charlie is worried for her best friend. And then curious when the police begin an investigation into the outbreak. Then another vendor turns up dead! What is going on?
Charlie becomes involved in the case before she knows it. She just can’t help herself. When it’s announced an interim police chief heads the investigation, Charlie takes an instant dislike to him. And he is not amused by Charlie and her meddling. Not one bit.
As is par for the course, Charlie’s involvement in the case becomes a hindrance. Or does it?
Find out in the fun and exciting 2nd book of the Wayside Bay Mystery series.  (Amazon)

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Dying in a Winter Wonderland (A Year-Round Christmas Mystery Book 5) by [Vicki Delany]


In the town of Rudolph, New York, the Christmas season should make spirits bright, but as the year comes to an end, so does a life, in the fifth installment of this charming cozy mystery series.

Christmas has arrived in Rudolph, New York, and Merry Wilkinson is looking forward to a much needed rest. But before that can happen, Luanne Ireland walks through her door. Luanne had asked Merry to help make decorations for her wedding, but has suddenly moved the wedding months earlier and is now demanding that everyone follow her lead, regardless of the cost.

But that cost is much higher than anyone anticipated. When Luanne’s fiancé is found murdered at their proposed wedding venue, Merry resolves to restore peace and calm to the community of Rudolph. But the closer she gets to the killer, the more personal the case becomes, and Merry begins to worry that a death knell could ring in the New Year.  (Amazon)

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Gobble, Gobble Murder (A Lucy Stone Mystery) by [Leslie Meier]For Lucy Stone, Thanksgiving in Tinker’s Cove, Maine, is more than just gathering friends and family in gratitude. It’s also about catching a killer or two . . .

Turkey Day Murder
Tinker’s Cove has a long history of Thanksgiving festivities, from visits with TomTom Turkey to the annual Warriors high school football game and Lucy Stone’s impressive pumpkin pie. But this year, someone has added murder to the menu, and Lucy intends to discover who left Metinnicut Indian activist Curt Nolan deader than the proverbial Thanksgiving turkey . . .
Turkey Trot Murder
Besides the annual Turkey Trot 5K on Thanksgiving Day, Lucy expects the approaching holiday to be a relatively uneventful one—until she finds beautiful Alison Franklin dead and frozen in Blueberry Pond. As a state of unrest descends on Tinker’s Cove, Lucy is in a race to beat the killer to the finish line—or she can forget about stuffing and cranberry sauce . . .  (Amazon)

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Whiskey Lullaby: An Addison Holmes Mystery by [Liliana Hart]

Addison Holmes has her hands full. Marriage changes a woman, and pregnancy hormones are no joke. But despite her promise to retire from dangerous P.I. work, she has no choice but to take this case.

Twenty years ago, her father and his partner cracked the case of their careers. But it was all a set up. They sent the wrong men to prison, and now it’s time for the real culprits to tie up loose ends. Her father is dead, but his partner, who happens to be her mom’s new husband, is very much alive. At least for the time being.

Discovering the truth is no easy task, but saving her father’s legacy and her step-father’s life is her top priority. Because family means everything.  (Amazon)

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Murder at Queen's Landing (A Wrexford & Sloane Mystery Book 4) by [Andrea Penrose]The murder of a shipping clerk . . . the strange disappearance of trusted friends . . . rumors of corruption within the powerful East India Company . . . all add up to a dark mystery entangling Lady Charlotte Sloane and the Earl of Wrexford in a dangerous web of secrets and lies that will call into question how much they really know about the people they hold dear—and about each other . . .
When Lady Cordelia, a brilliant mathematician, and her brother, Lord Woodbridge, disappear from London, rumors swirl concerning fraudulent bank loans and a secret consortium engaged in an illicit—and highly profitable—trading scheme that threatens the entire British economy. The incriminating evidence mounts, but for Charlotte and Wrexford, it’s a question of loyalty and friendship. And so they begin a new investigation to clear the siblings’ names, uncover their whereabouts, and unravel the truth behind the whispers.
As they delve into the murky world of banking and international arbitrage, Charlotte and Wrexford also struggle to navigate their increasingly complex feelings for each other. But the clock is ticking—a cunning mastermind has emerged . . . along with some unexpected allies—and Charlotte and Wrexford must race to prevent disasters both economic and personal as they are forced into a dangerous match of wits in an attempt to beat the enemy at his own game.  (Amazon)

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Sweet Revenge (Dewberry Farm Mysteries Book 7) by [Karen MacInerney]



Welcome back to Dewberry Farm! Join farmer Lucy Resnick and the gang in a new honey-themed mystery. Lucy will be juggling a new farm venture, a twisty historical mystery, delicious farm recipes and sweet crafts, lovable, mischievous animal characters… and, of course, murder.

More details soon!  (Amazon)

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FAIRE, FEAST, and FATALITY: Ravenwood Cove Cozy Mystery (book 13) by [Carolyn L.  Dean]



When a traveling renaissance faire takes over one of Ravenwood Cove’s farms at harvest time, it brings along more than just colorful jugglers and medieval jousting. As families flock to enjoy the fair food and fun performances, even the corn maze and pumpkin patch can’t hide deadly secrets hidden inside the faire!


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Mistletoe, Moussaka, and Murder (A Kebab Kitchen Mystery Book 5) by [Tina Kashian]Not even her impending nuptials can keep Lucy Berberian, manager of her family-owned Kebab Kitchen, from the Jersey Shore’s annual Polar Bear Plunge. But her dive into the icy ocean is especially chilling when she finds a fellow swimmer doing the dead man’s float—for real . . .
Who would kill a man in cold blood during Ocean Crest, New Jersey’s most popular winter event? When Lucy learns the victim is Deacon Spooner, the reception hall owner who turned up his nose—and his price—at her wedding plans, she can’t help wondering who wouldn’t kill the pompous caterer . . .
Perhaps the culprit is the wedding cake baker whose career Deacon nearly destroyed? Or the angry bride whose reception he ruined? With her maid of honor, Katie, busily planning Lucy’s wedding without her, Lucy will have to get to the bottom of this cold-hearted business in time for Kebab Kitchen’s mouthwatering Christmas celebration—and before her hometown’s holiday spirit washes out to sea . . .
Recipes included!
“With a warm cast of characters and an ingenious main character, this is a series that will prove delightful for cozy fans.”
Parkersburg News & Sentinel on Stabbed in the Baklava

“Clever and charming . . . A culinary delight that will have readers salivating over the food and hungry for literary answers.”
RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars, on Hummus and Homicide  (Amazon)

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Review of Candy Cane Crime

Candy Cane Crime
Amish Candy Shop Mystery, Book#5.5
Amanda Flower
5 Stars


A candy-striped caper . . .

Christmas is coming all too quickly for Harvest, Ohio’s famous chocolatier, Bailey King. Thanks to her new cable TV show, her shop has more candy orders than she can handle this holiday season. Fortunately, her beloved Cousin Charlotte is happy to take the Candy Cane Exchange off Bailey’s to-do list. After all, Charlotte has come to Harvest from her conservative home district to find her future outside of her family’s influence. What better way than by taking on the Englisch task of pairing the sweet notes everyone is exchanging with a peppermint treat, just in time for Christmas Eve delivery? But when Charlotte discovers some of those delicious missives are for her, suddenly she’s staking out the festive postbox, hoping to catch her secret admirer in his intriguing tracks . . .

When Charlotte sees something underhanded going on beneath the merrymaking, she enlists the help of Sheriff Deputy Luke Little to find out if her unknown correspondent is none other than the town’s biggest suspect. And the surprising truth about her suitor’s identity has her contemplating leaving her Amish roots behind forever . . . (Goodreads)


The characters are well rounded and well developed. Charlotte is still on her Rumspringa and has not made up her mind what she wants to do. When Margot needs help with the Candy Cane Exchange, Charlotte is happy to help. When she finds out that she has a secret admirer who is giving her candy cane. She does not know who is doing it and what it means. But she plans on finding out.

The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and these descriptions pulled me into the story from the very beginning. There were a couple of mysteries for Charlotte to solve, although none involved a dead body.

I would recommend this novella to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery. Although it was short, it still had everything that I look for in a cozy mystery. And we even got to spend some time with Jethro, the pig.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book provided by the publisher, Kensington Books, and NetGalley, which I greatly appreciate.

New Releases For The Week OF September 27th, 2020–Part 3

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of September 27th, 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 third day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.


Apple of My Eye: Tiger's Eye Mysteries by [Alyssa Day]A detective who turns into a tiger. A pawn shop owner who can see how you’ll die. The criminals never had a chance.

If you enjoyed Sookie Stackhouse and True Blood, you’ll love Tess Callahan and the Tiger’s Eye mysteries. Tess and sexy shapeshifter Jack solve mysteries with supernatural flair, and the laughs fly as fast as the clues.” — New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Yasmine Galenorn.

When Tess starts receiving mysterious gifts from a stalker, addressed to “The Apple of My Eye,” she starts to worry. Because it’s Dead End, Florida, where dead bodies have been piling up faster than competitive pecan pies at the county fair. But when the gifts turn deadly, she and Jack know they have to solve the mystery and track down the stalker before they find another dead body … and this time it might be Tess!

Luckily, Tess has Jack to help her solve this case … because sometimes it takes a tiger’s eye to see the truth.

5 Stars: I laughed so hard I almost peed a little. (Amazon reviewer)
5 Stars: I fell out of bed laughing… (Amazon reviewer)
5 STARS: Fans of Charlaine Harris and Janet Evanovich will enjoy Dead Eye. Alyssa Day has done it again! She’s written a story that’s so much fun to read that you don’t want to put it down. (Reader review)  (Amazon)

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A Sew Deadly Cruise (An Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery Book 9) by [Lois Winston]Life is looking up for magazine crafts editor Anastasia Pollack. Newly engaged, she and photojournalist fiancé Zack Barnes are on a winter cruise with her family, compliments of a Christmas gift from her half-brother-in-law. Son Alex’s girlfriend and her father have also joined them. Shortly after boarding the ship, Anastasia is approached by a man with an unusual interest in her engagement ring. When she tells Zack of her encounter, he suggests the man might be a jewel thief scouting for his next mark. But before Anastasia can point the man out to Zack, the would-be thief approaches him, revealing his true motivation. Long-buried secrets now threaten the well-being of everyone Anastasia holds dear. And that’s before the first dead body turns up.

Craft projects included.  (Amazon)

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Blood at the Bookies (A Fethering Mystery Book 9) by [Simon Brett]Welcome to Fethering! The race is on to find a killer when Jude stumbles across a body at the bookies in this quirky, cozy, British village mystery.

Jude has never been averse to a bit of a flutter; her friend Carole, on the other hand, thinks that the local betting shop is a den of iniquity. But when Jude stumbles upon the body of fellow customer Tadeusz Jankowski after placing a bet, the odds of finding his killer don’t look good. No one seems to know much about Polish immigrant Tadek, and even his sister doesn’t know why he moved to Fethering in the first place.

As they question the local residents, Carole finds an unexpected friend in an inveterate gambler, and Jude finds herself in potentially more trouble than she can handle with a lecherous and charming drama professor.

In this race there can only be one winner, but with no leads and several suspects in the running will the sleuthing friends be pipped at the post by a cold and calculating killer?  (Amazon)

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Poisoning in the Pub, The (A Fethering Mystery Book 10) by [Simon Brett]Welcome to Fethering! Carole and Jude spring into amateur detective action when their favourite pub is targeted by a killer in this quirky, cozy, British village mystery.

Jude and Carole get more than they bargained for when a lunchtime meal in their local pub leaves everyone with food poisoning. The landlord is horrified, and when a series of disasters start to befall his business it looks like it could be the end of the road for the Crown and Anchor.

Left with a bad taste in their mouths – and not just from the food – the two amateur detectives wonder if it might just be more than a run of bad luck that’s forcing their favourite pub into bankruptcy.

When a young man is found in the kitchen of the pub, though, with a knife through his heart, Carole and Jude swing into action. There’s a killer on the loose in Fethering, and Carole and Jude need to uncover who it is before it’s last orders for the pub – and themselves.  (Amazon)

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Scone with the Wind: Baker's Dozen Paranormal Cozy book 1 by [LE Gordon]


It’s not every day that you find a dead body, are outed as a witch, and find out your right hand woman is a creature from a fairy tale.

Kitty Anderson is just a run-of-the-mill kitchen witch living a quiet life running her bakery – until she finds her friend, dead, with one of her delicious scones in front of him. Realising there is something fishy about Malcolm’s death, Kitty sets out to discover who is responsible with the help of David, Malcolm’s handsome nephew, and Mrs Mac, her formidable right hand woman and Brownie familiar.
Will they track down the murderer before they can kill again, or has Kitty’s chance of finding out who did it ‘Scone with the Wind’?  (Amazon)

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Deadly Past (Charlotte Dean Mysteries Book 4) by [Phillipa Nefri Clark]Her old life is in the past. At least that’s what she thought…

Charlotte Dean finally has the quiet life she’s longed for Kingfisher Falls. But when a fire breaks out, killing a local, Charlotte is concerned it wasn’t an accident. Could there be something more sinister at play in this peaceful town?

She discovers evidence that the council has been clearing bushland behind the bookshop in secret and suspects there might be a link between the fire and plans for a new shopping mall. Even more worrying is the possibility that a much-loved local might have had something to do with the tragedy.

Charlotte’s also convinced someone is watching her every move. When she catches sight of the stalker, her new life is thrown upside down. Is Charlotte’s dark past catching up with her? And does she stand to lose everything that’s important to her, including the bookshop and those she loves?

The Charlotte Dean Mysteries are small town whodunits with a unique Australian twist from the author of The Stationmaster’s Cottage.   (Amazon)

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A Masked Murderer: A Violet Carlyle Historical Mystery (The Violet Carlyle Mysteries Book 25) by [Beth Byers]All Hallows 1926

Violet and Jack have been invited to a masquerade by someone who doesn’t name himself and gives no details other than all the guests are coming under the same circumstances.

They know something is afoot, so they aren’t even surprised when there’s been a murder. What surprises them is the invitation to all those in attendance to solve the crime.

Book TWENTY-FIVE in the Violet Carlyle Mysteries. Are you ready for the roaring twenties? You’ll love Vi, her patient husband Jack, her indulgent twin Vic, and their friends. For fans of Carola Dunn, Jacqueline Winspear, Georgette Heyer, and Lee Strauss. A light, cozy mystery with a fun peek into life in the life of a bright young thing. No swearing, graphic scenes, or cliffhangers.  (Amazon)

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A Christmas Carol Murder (A Dickens of a Crime Book 3) by [Heather Redmond]The latest novel from Heather Redmond’s acclaimed mystery series finds young Charles Dickens suspecting a miser of pushing his partner out a window, but his fiancée Kate Hogarth takes a more charitable view of the old man’s innocence . . .
London, December 1835: Charles and Kate are out with friends and family for a chilly night of caroling and good cheer. But their blood truly runs cold when their singing is interrupted by a body plummeting from an upper window of a house. They soon learn the dead man at their feet, his neck strangely wrapped in chains, is Jacob Harley, the business partner of the resident of the house, an unpleasant codger who owns a counting house, one Emmanuel Screws.
Ever the journalist, Charles dedicates himself to discovering who’s behind the diabolical defenestration. But before he can investigate further, Harley’s corpse is stolen. Following that, Charles is visited in his quarters by what appears to be Harley’s ghost—or is it merely Charles’s overwrought imagination? He continues to suspect Emmanuel, the same penurious penny pincher who denied his father a loan years ago, but Kate insists the old man is too weak to heave a body out a window. Their mutual affection and admiration can accommodate a difference of opinion, but matters are complicated by the unexpected arrival of an infant orphan. Charles must find the child a home while solving a murder, to ensure that the next one in chains is the guilty party . .  (Amazon)

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What begins as a prank ends in murder . . .
The campaign for the U.S. Congressional seat was referred to in the press as “Mr. Smith goes to Washington versus the carpetbagger.”The popular local candidate gets the majority of endorsements, but his opponent’s wealthy, out-of-state family is willing to do whatever it takes for him to win.
Penny-wise Investigations a discount detective agency located in a mall, is hired to find out who is stealing the local candidate’s political signs. Two of their investigators, Cameron Chandler and Yuri Webster, not only catch the thieves in the act, they find a body next to a pile of stolen signs, proving that . . . Campaigning Can Be Deadly.  (Amazon)

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Daisy and the Dead (A Murder in Restless Cozy Mystery Book 1) by [Emmy Grace]What do a recovering romance writer, an ornery kitten, and a town full of ghosts have in common?

Unfortunately, until further notice, that would be me.

I was two months late on rent when my father called asking for my help. One of his old timer friends named Big Lou disappeared and, for reasons he refused to divulge, Dad didn’t want the cops involved. There also happened to be an opening at the local newspaper. He didn’t tell me what the job entailed, and I didn’t ask. I just needed to be able to pay my rent, so I packed up my cat and we headed to Restless, South Carolina.

Restless is a small town much like the one I grew up in, only with one not-so-small difference. Restless gets its name from all the restless spirits that haunt the place. In other words, it’s overrun by ghosts.

Yep, you read that right. Ghosts! As if that weren’t bad enough, my car keeps overheating, my neighbor has a penchant for gardening in the nude, and my boss is as suspicious as he is hot. But the real kicker is that the moment I arrive in town, I start hearing voices. Human voices. Only these are coming from my cat. If you think that sounds crazy, just wait until you hear what the dead are planning. It’s enough to keep a girl up at night.

Daisy and the Dead is book one in the Murder in Restless cozy mystery series. Book 2 is coming in November, 2020  (Amazon)

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The Lethal Legacy: A Provincetown Mystery (Sydney Riley Series Book 7) by [Jeannette de Beauvoir]


Despite a slew of weddings to coordinate, Sydney Riley refuses to miss the Women’s Community Dinner—the high point of Women’s Week. During the festivities, she meets vocalist Jordan Bellefort, a direct descendant of a fugitive slave whose diaries suggest the Race Point Inn was a stop on the Underground Railroad. Then Jordan’s wife, Reggie, is murdered while Jordan performs onstage before a crowd of adoring fans. When Sydney probes Reggie’s death, she uncovers a tainted legacy that may provide a motive for the killing and place her own life at risk.

The Lethal Legacy explores the past’s influence on the present in a world-famous seaside resort with a rich history of diversity and acceptance. This seventh book in the Provincetown Mystery Series maintains the masterful blend of gripping suspense and unique characters Sydney Riley readers have come to expect.  (Amazon)

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River Blues (A Jason Colefield Mystery Book 3) by [Doc Macomber]


River Patrol Deputy, Jason Colefield, returns to solve a different type of crime scene–a battered female body floating in a water feature in full view of a high-rise condo, yet no witnesses. Was it a gruesome murder or despondent suicide? Uncovering the fact that she was a PI, Colefield wonders if her death is somehow connected to a bitter union war and a missing ship’s captain. As leads turn into ghosts, he turns to his attractive new partner to gain her feminine perspective. He hopes collaborating with her will add clarity and not become a fatal distraction.  (Amazon)

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News and Nutmeg: A small town cozy mystery (Tri-Town Murders Book 3) by [Carly  Winter]Was it death by donut or something far more sinister?

Drama ensues when the president of the Oak Peak knitting club is found dead, a half-eaten donut at her side.

When the death is ruled a murder, reporter Tilly Bordeaux is tasked with writing the story. As she dives into the life of the deceased, she uncovers a woman who attempted to make a stand for herself, but instead, made enemies with everyone.

As the list of potential killers becomes longer, Tilly’s desire to find the murderer grows. When she confronts the killer, a shocking scandal is revealed that will set the Oak Peak gossip vine on fire and give Tilly the biggest story of her career… if she can survive.  (Amazon)

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Death at a Dinner Party: A Jennifer Temple Mystery Book 3 by [Daphne McLean]

A woman’s death is apparently from natural causes…

…but is something more sinister at play?

What was to be the grand finale of a neighborhood traveling dinner party ends in tragedy just as the evening’s final toast is given. Was the death actually caused by foul play?

Desperate to find the truth, the deceased woman’s husband reaches out to Jennifer Temple, a stay-at-home mother and private investigator in training, for help.

Jennifer encounters a cast of wicked characters as she seeks to find answers. If she doesn’t solve the case, her career may be dead before it even starts.

Death at a Dinner Party is book three in the Jennifer Temple Cozy Mystery series

Pre-order your copy today!

Book One: Red Picket Fences
Book Two: Body in the Begonias
Book Three: Death at a Dinner Party  (Amazon)

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Mrs. Claus and the Santaland Slayings by [Liz Ireland]It’s the first Christmas in Santaland for April Claus—but it may also be her last unless she can uncover a villain with a killer Christmas wish. . . .
Love is full of surprises—though few compare to realizing that you’re marrying the real-life Santa. April Claus dearly loves her new husband, Nick, but adjusting to life in the North Pole is not all sugarplums and candy canes. Especially when a cantankerous elf named Giblet Hollyberry is killed—felled by a black widow spider in his stocking—shortly after publicly arguing with Nick.
Christmastown is hardly a hotbed of crime, aside from mishaps caused by too much eggnog, but April disagrees with Constable Crinkle’s verdict of accidental death. As April sets out to find the culprit, it’ll mean putting the future of Christmas on the line—and hoping her own name isn’t on a lethal naughty list . . .  (Amazon)

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Review of First Class Killer

First Class Killer
A Mail Carrier Cozy Mystery, Book #5
Tonya Kappes
5 Stars

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Discover the southern life of Bernadette Butler, along with the eccentric and lovable citizens, along with all the fur babies, who live in Sugar Creek Gap in this southern cozy mystery series by USA TODAY Bestselling Author Tonya Kappes. Don’t miss out on the good RECIPES at the end of the book!

Mail Carrier Bernadette Butler just can’t stop delivering clues when the clerk of the new bookstore turns up dead in Sugar Creek Gap, Kentucky, after the town is already shocked over a tell all “fiction” romance novel that hit the shelves filled secrets that were brush under the rug and now left hung out to dry.

This is the 5th book in the Mail Carrie Cozy Mystery Series.



The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and these descriptions pulled me into the story from the very beginning. Whether I was sitting on the porch with the Front Porch Ladies or spending time with Iris, my mind’s eye could clearly see it.

The characters are well rounded and well developed. Bernie and Iris are once again trying to figure out a murder mystery because this time Iris is a suspect. It will take all of their sleuthing skills, and then some, to solve this one.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery. I cannot wait to see what new predicament Bernie and her friends get into next.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book and provided my honest review.


New Releases For The Week Of September 27th, 2020–Part 2

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of September 27th, 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.

Broomsticks and Board Games (A Spooky Games Club Mystery Book 1) by [Amy McNulty]

Dahlia Poplar is a genuine witch, an unofficial gofer, and Luna Lane’s only cursed resident.

With a werewolf best friend, a vampire ex-boyfriend, and a ghost for a hanger-on, Dahlia is far from the most unusual dweller of her sleepy small town, but she’s the only one unable to leave. Dahlia has to perform at least one good deed per day—or she’s one step closer to turning to stone.

Fortunately, the residents of Luna Lane have plenty of tasks for Dahlia to complete to avert the curse until Cable Woodward, fetching professor and nephew of her elderly neighbor, stops by for the semester on sabbatical. Attempting to help Cable’s uncle work through the trauma of losing his wife, Dahlia uncovers the man’s collection of board games, which leads to him reminiscing about the long-forgotten Luna Lane Games Club.

Dahlia reestablishes Games Club, only to find evidence of a number of horrible demises connected to the original group. While trying to uncover the truth about the deaths, Dahlia has to fight off her curse, protect her elderly neighbor from becoming the next victim, and most vexing of all, keep Cable from figuring out Luna Lane’s supernatural secrets. Only with eerie board games like these, there may not be a loser—or even a winner—who survives.

Luna Lane’s witches, werewolves, and vampires welcome you to the Spooky Games Club—in which even the winners could find themselves six feet under. This cozy paranormal mystery is perfect for fans of Adele Abbott, Amanda M. Lee, Nancy Warren, Angie Fox, and Sara Bourgeois. With a witch’s broom that acts like a pet and a focus on games, Spooky Games Club Mysteries also weaves in themes familiar to cozy pet mystery and cozy craft & hobby mystery readers.  (Amazon)

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A Caterer's Guide to Love & Murder by [Jessica Thompson]A wedding caterer, a florist…and a dash of poison.

“Wow, this dough is sexy!”

As their wedded bliss starts to show signs of serious strain, Violet and her new husband, Jake, put their feelings aside to focus on catering a wedding that could make or break her career.

When murder ruins the rehearsal dinner, and her sister, Greta, the florist, becomes the prime suspect, Violet risks everything to clear her – and still deliver the beautiful wedding her new friend deserves.

But will she be in time before the killer dishes out seconds?

A Caterer’s Guide to Love & Murder takes you on a culinary journey you won’t forget!  (Amazon)

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Written to Death: An Animal Lovers Cozy Mystery (A Sandie James Cozy Mystery Series Book 4) by [Tessa Kelly]


When a famous writer is found dead at a writing workshop the police has no shortage of suspects.

Sandie has come up with a plan to save her sister’s beloved bakery. It involves a competition with a substantial cash prize and a writing workshop that brings in a slew of new and interesting friends. Until everything goes horribly awry, resulting in not one but two bodies dropping dead.  

Add to that a Dad who is suddenly MIA, an irate cat lady who’s taken up residence at his house, and a boyfriend who is convinced that his and Sandie’s relationship is at that “it’s time to meet the parents” stage. All in all, Sandie’s got her work cut out for her.

Can Sandie untangle the mess she and her sister have landed in, find the murderer and win the competition before all their dreams come crushing down around them?  (Amazon)

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Frozen In Time (Behind The Crime Book 4) by [Laura Greene]“You look like you’ve seen a ghost, Jessy. Are you okay?”

New Orleans is a beautiful place. Jessy is fond of the people and the city’s architecture, and she is trying desperately to lead a mundane life that will keep her marriage together. But when a sinister meeting at a museum leads her once more into Harlan’s case files in part four of this thrilling series, she makes an unsettling discovery.

A map made by Harlan reveals the location of three clues across the city; each one is a missing piece of a greater whole. As she promised her husband that she would leave Harlan’s cases alone, Jessy must now operate with fragile secrecy. Following Harlan’s map meticulously, Jessy forges ahead straight into her most dangerous case yet, hoping to finally find the answers she needs.

From international bestselling crime fiction author Laura Greene comes Frozen In Time, 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)

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O Witchy Town of Whittlecombe: A Wonky Inn Christmas Cozy Mystery by [Jeannie Wycherley]While mortals sleep …

Yippee! It’s Yuletide! Wonky inn proprietor, Alfhild Daemonne, is looking forward to partying with her guests … but Whittlecombe has fallen eerily silent.

Sleet descends as the residents sink into a deep and dreamless sleep.

All except for Alf.

She recognises a horrible hex when she sees one. But who has cursed the village and why?

And what will it take to undo it?

Can our Alfie wake her friends? Will anybody wake up in time to prepare figgy pudding? Will there ever be a crisis free and merry Christmas at Whittle Inn?

Probably not. That’s what makes life wonky after all!


O Witchy Town of Whittlecombe is a standalone Christmas cozy mystery that complements the Wonky Inn series as a whole.

You’ll love this crazy paranormal cast of witches, wizards, ghosts and pantomime villains.

And not forgetting Mr Hoo, of course!

This latest Wonky Inn Christmas mystery adventure is best served with a glass of your favourite tipple and a heart full of love.  (Amazon)

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The Fortune Teller (A Claire Rollins Mystery Book 9) by [J A  Whiting]


This is book 9 in the Claire Rollins mystery series by USA TODAY Bestselling Author J.A. Whiting. It is September and Claire, Nicole, and Robby have just begun shooting the new cooking show for their local television station. Each episode showcases a location around Massachusetts and highlights a recipe related to the location. They are in the seaside town of Hamlet scouting attractions there when Nicole sees a psychic’s shop and decides she’d like to have her fortune told. Claire is against it, but goes along with her friend. During the reading, the psychic tells the young women something unexpected and cuts the session short, hurrying Claire and Nicole from the shop. Later in the day, when they’re walking around the main street, they see police investigators and an ambulance right outside the psychic’s shop.
Will Claire and her friends be able to figure out what’s going on before someone else loses their life?  (Amazon)

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Christmas Cupcake Murder: A Festive & Delicious Christmas Cozy Mystery (A Hannah Swensen Mystery) by [Joanne Fluke]Featuring over a dozen cookie and dessert recipes from The Cookie Jar—Hannah Swensen’s famous bakery, this festive new Christmas mystery from the Queen of Culinary Cozies is just the holiday treat you need this season!
“Don’t miss this charming mystery, which will also satisfy your sweet tooth.”

As December turns Lake Eden into the North Pole, the heat is on in Hannah Swensen’s kitchen to honor two Christmas promises: baking irresistible holiday cupcakes and preventing murder!
While Hannah speeds through a lengthy holiday checklist, drama in town grows like Santa’s waistline on Christmas Eve. Her sister Andrea wants to stave off the blues by helping out at The Cookie Jar, Michele’s love life is becoming complicated, Lisa needs Hannah’s advice, and Delores has a Christmas secret she’s not willing to share. But nothing dampens the holiday mood more than the chilling mystery surrounding the man found near death in an abandoned storefront two doors down from Hannah’s bakery . . .
The befuddled John Doe can’t recall a thing about himself—except for his unusual knowledge of restoring antique furniture. With a smattering of clues and barely enough time to frost Christmas cookies, Hannah must solve a deadly puzzle that could leave her dashing through the snow for her life!  (Amazon)

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Deadly Travel: A World War II Mystery (The Deadly Series Book 5) by [Kate Parker]Travel to Berlin in 1939 is treacherous. Carrying out two clandestine missions in the enemy capital could prove deadly.

When a Quaker Kindertransport chaperone is murdered in the East End of London, Britain’s counterintelligence spymaster tasks Olivia Denis to join the group rescuing children from Nazi Germany. Olivia must find not only a killer, but a traitor relaying sensitive material to the enemy.

Once they reach Berlin, Olivia discovers she must rescue the family of an imprisoned British spy before she leaves the next day. An attack convinces Olivia the family’s two young sons are in grave danger, but where to hide them?

Can she protect the boys before they become the traitor’s next victims?

Deadly Travel, Book Five of the Deadly series, is for fans of World War II era spy thrillers and classical cozy mysteries, of intrepid lady sleuths with spunk and smarts. No explicit cursing, sex, or violence.

Continue your journey today into Olivia’s world of intrigue in London in the days leading up to war.  (Amazon)

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Death, Dismay and Rosé (The Wine Trail Mysteries Book 6) by [J. C. Eaton]When a local historian is found dead, Norrie Ellington has to dig through the clues to prove the cause was not a centuries-old curse but coldblooded murder . . .

It’s rare that the summer solstice and a full moon fall on the same night, but winery manager Norrie Ellington is all too familiar with the curse that supposedly accompanies the event: the death by suffocation of someone in the area. She’s inclined to write the whole thing off as folktale nonsense―until the president of the local historical society is found smothered on that very night. Local law enforcement aren’t quite so superstitious, however, and they’ve pegged a close friend of Norrie’s for the murder.

Determined to discredit the curse and get her friend off the hook, Norrie begins digging into the background of the victim, only to discover that he had no shortage of enemies. And as evidence emerges of his questionable connections and shady dealings, Norrie follows a trail of clues that leads her smack into the racing world at Watkins Glen. She’ll have to shift into overdrive to save her friend, because curse or not, there’s a flesh-and-blood killer dead set on making Norrie the next victim . . .

Praise for the Books of J. C. Eaton:

“A sparkling addition to the Wine Trail Mystery series. A toast to protagonist Norrie and Two Witches Winery, where the characters shine and the mystery flows. This novel is a perfect blend of suspense and fun!” ―Carlene O’Neil, author of the Cypress Cove Mysteries, on Chardonnayed to Rest

“A thoroughly entertaining series debut, with enjoyable yet realistic characters and enough plot twists―and dead ends―to appeal from beginning to end.” ―Booklist, starred review, on Booked 4 Murder

“Filled with clues that make you go ‘Huh?’ and a list of potential subjects that range from the charming to the witty to the intense. Readers root for Phee as she goes up against a killer who may not stop until Phee is taken out well before her time. Enjoy this laugh-out-loud funny mystery that will make you scream for the authors to get busy on the next one.” ―Suspense Magazine on Molded 4 Murder

About the Author:

J. C. Eaton is the pen name of husband-and-wife writing team Ann I. Goldfarb and James E. Clapp. They are the authors of the Wine Trail Mysteries, the Sophie Kimball Mysteries, and the Marcie Rayner Mysteries. In addition, Ann has published nine YA time travel mysteries under her own name. You can learn more about Ann and Jim at,,, and  (Amazon)

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Fatal Fudge (Cursed Candy Mysteries Book 3) by [Cate Lawley]Magical mind control

Lina accidentally gave a batch of her fudge an extra wallop. Anyone who eats it becomes suggestable. Very suggestable.

Is it mind control?

First a nun robs a liquor store, then a kindergarten teacher punches a pedestrian. The International Criminal Witch Police are certain Lina’s fudge is to blame. When a third crime demonstrates an escalating pattern of violence, Lina is terrified a fourth offense will end with murder.

Does the mastermind behind the crimes have a twisted sense of humor, or is there a more sinister connection behind the crimes?

Join Lina as she cleans up the last (she hopes!) of her cursed candy messes and tracks down a potential killer.  (Amazon)

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Murder on the Edge by [Lesley Cookman]‘With fascinating characters and an intriguing plot, this is a real page turner’ Katie Fforde

Super-sleuth Libby Sarjeant is back with her most puzzling case yet . . . a mysterious death at the local cliffs.

Colin Hardcastle has arranged for two men to meet and discuss the sale of a house. But when Nick Nash – the owner of the property – doesn’t show, Colin cannot begin to imagine the events he has set in motion.

Perplexed, Colin tells his friends in Steeple Martin, piquing the interest of Libby Sarjeant – and the Reverend Patti Pearson, who finds Nash’s name strangely familiar . . .

Despite her burgeoning reputation as a super-sleuth, Libby is somewhat loath to investigate what seems to be a tragic accident. But when two of Patti’s parishioners ask for her help, Libby very quickly finds herself caught up in the mystery. Then Nash’s body is found, and things take a darker turn.

As the case unravels, biting deeper into the local community, Nash’s shocking past is unearthed and it’s up to Libby and her friend Fran Wolfe to help solve the case before it’s too late…

This is an addictive and unputdownable crime mystery novel perfect for fans of Faith Martin, J.R. Ellis and LJ Ross.

Readers adore the much-loved Libby Sarjeant series:

‘I have read all the books in this series and love them all’ ***** GoodReads review

‘Just can’t get enough of reading about Libby and her friends’ ***** GoodReads review

‘The characters are so likeable. I would love to visit the mythical Steeple Martin!’ ***** GoodReads review  (Amazon)

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Deadly Miscalculation (Deadly Miss Book 3) by [R. J.  Amos]

It just doesn’t add up …

When Alicia’s lab mate dies, there’s something about the official story that doesn’t make sense. She doesn’t have time to look into it though, she has only two weeks to finish a paper, prepare a seminar, and ace a job interview.
But her questions about the death are bugging her, and her concentration isn’t helped by her new friend Martha doing a bit of ‘Miss Marpling’.
And then Alicia herself comes under suspicion.

Enjoy the twists and turns of this new cosy mystery set in the beautiful sandstone buildings of Sydney University.  (Amazon)

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Murdered Mogul: A High Desert Cozy Mystery (High Desert Cozy Mystery Series Book 12) by [Dianne Harman]Joe was born in poverty,
But he married well.
And he was smart.
Smart enough to become the darling of Wall Street.
But something was missing,
And the Desert Ashram, a spiritual refuge, provided it for him.
Too bad his wife didn’t agree.
Too bad his brother didn’t agree.
Too bad his father-in-law didn’t agree.
Too bad Joe was murdered.
Was it out of greed, revenge, or just plain jealousy?

Lots of players. Lots of suspects. And it’s up to Detective Jeff, with a little help from his wife, Marty, and their psychic dog, Patron, to figure it all out.

This is the 12th book in the High Desert Cozy Mystery Series by a USA Today Bestselling Author and Amazon All-Star.  (Amazon)

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Kitchen Magic (Witches Academy Series Book 5) by [Anna Celeste Burke, Witches Coven]Book 5 of 8 of the Witches Academy Series

Muriel Bright, America’s latest foodie channel sweetheart, is a real charmer who’s always discovering new uses for her magic outside the kitchen.

Muriel has plenty of experience using her skills as a healer, cooking up comfort and well-being one delicious treat at a time. When there’s a murder behind the scenes at her top-rated cooking show, Muriel has no choice but to draw on her other extraordinary talents. As Muriel takes up sleuthing, she finds that her abilities are quickly put to the test.

Despite what the detective assigned to the case may believe, this is no ordinary murder. Powerful forces are at work, and Muriel is determined to oppose them. As a graduate of the Witches Academy, Muriel is a force to be reckoned with, and it’s her calling to keep the darkness at bay. After getting to know the attractive detective better, Muriel would also like to keep him alive. In order to do that, Muriel gives a whole new meaning to the use of smoke and mirrors as she relies on them to deceive some and reveal the truth to others. Can she solve the murder and stop the killing without tipping her hand to the police?

A waitress attending night school at the academy discovers, along with the gift of magic, she has royal blood flowing through her veins. America’s latest foodie channel sweetheart is a real charmer, who discovers not all the magic happens in the kitchen. Clair struggles with taking control of her magical powers until she meets a guy who really needs her help. A beautiful witch, empowered with the gift of creating strong magic spells since childhood, now refuses to use them––until her friend’s murder changes everything. An investigative reporter’s strange visions force her to really use her powers. When a rival tries to mess with her magic a witch must find a way to rekindle her flame.

What do eight enchanted witches have in common? They’ve all attended the Witches Academy of Sorcery in the Big Easy, the foremost school of magic in the world. From coast to coast, each of these bewitched women will work at becoming who they are meant to be, using their powers to the fullest capacity.

Jen Talty – The New Order
Natalie Ann – Passionate Vision
Judith Lucci- Seer of Justice
Suzanne Jenkins – Secret Royalty
Anna Celeste Burke – Kitchen Magic
S. R. Mallery – Endangered Spells
Margaret A. Daly – Wickless
Tamara Ferguson – Enchantress  (Amazon)

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Winner Cake All (Chef-to-Go Mysteries Book 3) by [Denise Swanson]Next in New York Times bestselling author Denise Swanson’s chef mystery books, Dani Sloan will have to solve the murder of a bride to clear her crush’s name. Once again, it looks like Dani will get a slice of the action…

This yummy series is:

  • Perfect for Fans of Kate Carlisle and Gayle Leeson
  • For readers of culinary cozy mysteries and small-town cozy mysteries

In the small town of Normalton, IL, there aren’t a lot of opportunities for small business owner Dani Sloan to cater big-ticket events. But that’s about to change—a client named Yvette Joubert is marrying Franklin Whittaker, the richest guy around, and they want Dani to cater their engagement party! The swanky event is the perfect opportunity to put Dani on the map for wealthier clients.

But when a storm hits the party after guests arrive, it becomes clear that more than the dinner is ruined: Yvette is found dead beneath the marquee. Is her death a tragic accident, or a perfectly orchestrated murder? Then the case gets even juicier—it turns out that Yvette’s ex-husband is Spencer Drake, Dani’s almost-boyfriend, and the police start circling. Now Dani must follow an unending list of clues to save her business, her better half, and catch a criminal. Let’s just hope they get their just desserts!

The third installment of the Chef-To-Go series, Winner Cake All, is full of small-town charm, delicious desserts, and an exciting investigation. Denise Swanson’s bestselling mysteries will keep you guessing until the end!  (Amazon)

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New Releases For The Week Of September 27, 2020–Part 1

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of September 27th, 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 first day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.


Bad Witch Takes a Case: A Bad Witch Cozy Mystery (A Bad Witch Mystery Book 1) by [K.M. Waller]



From the world of the Lost Souls ParaAgency series comes a bad witch with good intentions.

Hi! My name is Lola and I’m a bad witch. At least, that’s what they tell me. I can’t remember anything past the recent Winter Solstice. Focusing on the past never did anyone any favors, so I’m taking my fresh start and helping others. I’ll prove that people and witches can change for the better. And other bad witches? They’d better watch out. I’m coming for them.  (Amazon)

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Murder at the PTA (A Maya and Sandra Mystery Book 1) by [Lee Hollis]


Someone is trying to turn Portland High into a school for scandal with a gossipy website called Dirty Laundry. The latest target of ruinous rumors is newly elected PTA president Sandra Wallage. After a heated meeting with outraged parents, Sandra runs into fellow school mom and private investigator Maya Kendrick, who’s discovered the person behind the website. But when the women storm into the venomous gossip columnist’s office they find a lifeless body—along with a confession.
Although the police rule the death a suicide, Maya suspects an injured party hung the Dirty Laundry creator out to dry. Maya already has a PI partner—but she’s pregnant, and sonograms and stakeouts tend to conflict. So when Sandra volunteers for a crash course in sleuthing, Maya accepts the help. But as these unlikely partners study the clues, a killer plans to teach them a lesson . . .
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Prove It: Murder In The Mix (A Likable Daisy Mystery Book 1) by [Hannah R. Kurz]


When a tragic mixer mishap results in the closing of a beloved bakery, new mom and upstairs neighbor Stephanie Wu is sure of two things: One, she misses their cappuccinos. And two, it was no accident. But time is running out for the sleep-deprived sleuth. Can she solve the murder and figure out pumping before her maternity leave is up? With a baby at her breast and a killer at her back, life and living above The Likable Daisy will never be the same again.  (Amazon)

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Death on the Green (The Dublin Driver Mysteries Book 2) by [Catie Murphy]“There is so much to like about the cozy perfection that is Catie Murphy’s Death on the Green, from the lush Irish travelogue to the precise balance between comic relief and crime.”
—Bookpage STARRED 

As an American in Dublin, limo driver Megan Malone will need the luck of the Irish to avoid a 
head-on collision—with a killer . . .
Life has been non-stop excitement for American Army veteran Megan Malone ever since she moved to Ireland and became a driver for Dublin’s Leprechaun Limousine Service. She’s solved a murder and adopted two lovable Jack Russell puppies. Currently, she’s driving world-class champion golfer Martin Walsh, and he’s invited her to join him while he plays in a tournament at a prestigious Irish locale. Unfortunately, there’s a surprise waiting for her on the course—a body floating in a water hazard.
Everyone loved golfer Lou MacDonald, yet he clearly teed off someone enough to be murdered. Martin seems to be the only one with a motive. However, he also has an alibi: Megan and hundreds of his fans were watching him play. Now, with a clubhouse at a historical lodge full of secrets and a dashing Irish detective by her side, Megan must hurry to uncover the links to the truth before the real killer takes a swing at someone else . . .  (Amazon)

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Wolves and Warnings: A Paranormal Cozy Mystery (Charmed and Dangerous Book 2) by [Morgan Vale]There’s no rest for the wicked…especially when you’re a witch.

When a big-city enforcer visits Haven looking for a werewolf, Kat wonders if her grandma’s crazy visions are right after all. Things only get worse when a suspicious animal attack leaves the town reeling and the enforcer dead. Too bad the police don’t believe in werewolves.

An open-and-shut case turns into so much more when the murderer strikes again—this time much closer to home. But the more she digs, the more things lead back to the very people she swore to protect.

Is the hunky mechanic hiding something? And what’s up with the mayor’s strange behavior? In a town of secrets and magic, everyone has something to hide.

Join Kat, her snarky familiar Albus, and her quirky friends in a race against time to find and catch a killer. The full moon is coming, and they might be next on the menu…  (Amazon)

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Poodle Versus The Yeti (Cottage Country Cozy Mysteries Book 4) by [Anne Shillolo]Extra, extra! Rocco the Nasty Small Poodle is running down clues.
Zora Flynn is a 50-something newspaper publisher and reluctant participant in a promotional camping weekend. Can it possibly be worse? She and Rocco, her pampered prince of a poodle, are trapped on a remote island with a dead body, a Yeti roaming the woods, and a colorful cast of local business owners.
Once the castaways are rescued and back on the job in the picturesque cottage country town of Williamsport, the Yeti sightings start. Not to mention, a vandal strikes, spray-painting accusations of murder across the windows of Zora’s paper and the other downtown storefronts.
Each fall when the leaves in the highlands change to brilliant colors, Williamsport welcomes thousands of visitors. A high-profile murder case could definitely be bad for business. Rocco is hot on the trail of the Yeti, and Zora and the reporters are working overtime to solve the mystery and avert an economic disaster.
(It probably goes without saying, but the Poodle Versus… series is good, clean fun, except for the occasional suspicious death. No graphic violence, sex or swearing.)  (Amazon)

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Twice the Crime This Time (Trailer Park Tales Book 2) by [Maggie Pill]Maggie Pill’s characters seem like people we know: In The Sleuth Sisters Series, it’s siblings we love but can’t always relate to. In the Trailer Park Tales Series, we meet the residents of an RV park in Florida: fussy husbands, smart-aleck wives, grumpy neighbors, conspiracy lovers, and more. The residents of B-Bird Over-55 RV Park are mostly snow-birds, so for months each year they face the joys and irritations of living in tight spaces with people from all over the place. Usually they cope with politeness and good humor, but at times it’s difficult. In the first story, Once Upon a Trailer Park, a murder on the property put residents on alert and one woman in deadly danger.

In this second story of the series, our heroes are presented with two crime threads, one hot and one cold. The cold case is half a century old, which is okay, since many residents remember those days like they were yesterday. In 1967, on a warm night in Nashville, Tennessee, someone committed two brutal murders. It’s reported that person now lives in the park, hiding under a new identity. When local police ask Ron and Julie Rogers to try to find out who it is, they enlist the help of their friends, intending to ask each man in the park where he was on the date the crime occurred.

The other crime is ongoing and more annoyance than concern. Rumor says someone is cruising the streets in the evenings and peeping in windows, but rumor is often wrong. Ignoring the peeper sightings, the sleuths concentrate on finding the eighty-year-old killer. Neck-deep in suspects, they have no idea how dangerous things are going to get for one of them.  (Amazon)

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Politics Can Be Murder: Every Wife Has a Story (A Baby Boomer Mystery Book 9) by [Susan Santangelo]


The hit-and-run death of a schoolmate rocks Carol Andrews’ world. The tragic accident, still unsolved, soon becomes a rallying cry for pedestrian safety in an upcoming town council election. Ignoring the advice of her husband, who points out that she knows nothing at all about the political arena, Carol eagerly signs on to manage the election campaign of a new-to-politics female candidate. But when the always nosy Carol goes beyond her job description and starts asking too many questions, she discovers that politics can be a murky world of hidden secrets, greed, and murder.  (Amazon)

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Murder at the Museum (Caribbean Cruise Cozy Mystery Book 10) by [Susan Harper]On land or sea, the murders keep following.

A cozy mystery from International Bestselling Author Susan Harper

Hope and Felix are enjoying a day at the museum with Felix’s sister who is a surprise guest on the cruise ship. When drama and jealousy lead to murder, lead to murder, Hope and Felix must help solve the case if they hope to return to the ship before it departs. Can they unravel the plot that threatens more than just one victim?

Murder at the Museum is part of the Caribbean Cruise Cozy Mystery series. If you like fast-paced mysteries with interesting characters, exotic locations, and unexpected twists, you’re going to love the Caribbean Cruise Cozy Mystery series.

Download Murder at the Museum and start solving your next mystery today!

Always FREE on Kindle Unlimited  (Amazon)

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The Night of Living Wicked: Halloween Crisis (Paranormal in Manhattan Mystery: A Cozy Mystery Book 24) by [Lotta Smith]Spooks and magic, a mystic invitation, and an ancient monster on a killing spree…

FREE on Kindle Unlimited!

It’s Halloween in Kyoto—the city of ghosts, fairies, gods and goddesses—where magick rules. Mandy and Rick Rowling are preparing to go back home to New York. But before they go, the god of thunder summons Mandy and Sara Abe, a local detective and sorceress, handing them “a small and easy” assignment to finish before the Rowlings leave this mystic city.

A monster strikes during a fundraiser that Rick, Mandy, Sara, and her fiancé are attending. Once the mayhem begins, the building is locked down and a message on the outside of the building reads, “KILL EM ALL.” Thousands of people’s lives are at stake, and the body count continues to rise. Apparently, the task at hand is not at all small, much less easy!

It’s up to Mandy and the gang to beat the monster. But will they survive and make it back to New York?

Buy The Night of Living Wicked to thaw out a chilling mystery and spice up the season of spooks today!

The Night of Living Wicked is the twenty-fourth book in the hilarious paranormal cozy mystery series, Paranormal in Manhattan Mysteries. If you like witty heroines, ghostly intrigue, and a dash of romance, then you’ll love Lotta Smith’s mystic whodunit.  (Amazon)

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Winter Witness: A Batavia-on-Hudson Mystery by [Tina deBellegarde]

When a beloved nun is murdered in a sleepy Catskill Mountain town, a grieving young widow finds herself at the center of the turmoil. Bianca St. Denis is searching for a job and seeking acceptance in her new home of Batavia-on-Hudson. Agatha Miller, the nun’s closest friend and the ailing local historian everyone loves to hate, shares her painful personal history and long-buried village secrets with Bianca. Armed with this knowledge, Bianca unravels the mysteries surrounding the death while dealing with the suspicions of her eccentric neighbors.

However, Bianca’s meddling complicates the sheriff’s investigation as well as his marriage. Can Sheriff Mike Riley escape his painful past in a town where murder and infighting over a new casino vie for his attention?

Danger stalks Bianca as she gets closer to the truth. Can the sheriff solve the mystery before the killer strikes again? Can the town heal its wounds once the truth has been uncovered?  (Amazon)

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Emerald's Secret by [Iris Chacon]The sparky relationship of a couple working undercover at a posh Florida resort may get them killed before they find the secret casino they are hunting. Things get worse when the target criminal’s wife recognizes one of the cops as her policeman ex-boyfriend. Will she rat them out or keep their dangerous secret?

Greg Hallstead lost the championship buckle to Terry McCaskill at this year’s Policemen’s Rodeo. Now, he’s partnered with his rival, working undercover at a Florida resort, while sparks fly between them at every turn.

Greg & Terry are unconvincing as a brother/sister duo, but even less convincing are the cops pretending to be their “parents:” a gay “dad” and sexy, flirty “mom.”

Still, the four cops may survive, if the resort owner’s wife, Emerald, doesn’t reveal she dated Greg years ago. And if a hotel hooker doesn’t recognize him from past arrests. And if “dad” and “mom” will stop flirting with the same man.

If they can’t keep their secrets, all four cops will soon be shark bait off the Florida coast.  (Amazon)

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Undercover On The Calypso: Book One: The Cozy Cruise Mysteries by [Lizzie Josephson]

Adrianne Chrisander inherited a small cruise line from a great uncle she hadn’t seen since she was two. Exciting, huh? But there were problems..

Somebody was occupying the Owner’s Cabin on The Cosmos Calypso, and the crew seemed to think he was their new boss. Who was he? What was his game?

And was the famous Contessa Cosmetica owner Sylvie Marconi telling the truth about the theft of her fabulous rejuvenating skin cream, or did she stage the incident for publicity?

Adrianne and her friend Carol needed to get to the bottom of it all before the reputation of The Cosmos Cruise Line was severely damaged!  (Amazon)

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The second book in the Stationary Shop Mystery Series from Vivian Conroy! When a killer strikes, it becomes clear that this murder mystery has more dimensions than Delta Douglas and her Paper Posse could have ever imagined…

This new crafting cozy mystery release is:

  • For fans of Lauren Elliot and Essie Lang
  • For readers of cozy mysteries and small-town fiction

The scissors are sharpened and the cardstock stacked for Delta Douglas’ latest workshop: a 3D cardmaking event at socialite Lena Laroy’s birthday extravaganza. As co-owner of Wanted, the local stationery shop, Delta is ready to wow her guests with her one of a kind crafts. But, at this party, paper isn’t the only thing bent out of shape. When a threatening present is unwrapped and the guest of honor’s sister-in-law is discovered dead by the trees, Delta realizes another killer is loose in her small town.

Before the cake is even cut, suspects appear from the folds, and Delta and her Paper Posse must analyze the evidence to track the culprit down. But, with Lena’s list of enemies a mile long, Delta soon discovers this case has more dimensions than she bargained for.

In this new cozy mystery from Vivian Conroy, Delta and her team will have to get creative to catch a killer!  (Amazon)

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Must Love Charms: A Paranormal Women's Fiction Mystery (Witching Hour Book 3) by [Christine Zane Thomas]A Paranormal Women’s Fiction Mystery Novel…

Nothing can stop Constance Campbell from finding the truth about her mother. Not a demon hell-bent on revenge. And not the Faction, a secretive magical organization who have a long history of covering up the facts.

But when murders begin popping up all over the country with ties to the supernatural and paranormal hunters of all kinds converge on Creel Creek, it’s up to Constance to protect the paranormal community and help catch the killer. The question is can she do both without sacrificing the other?

Must Love Charms is the third installment in an all-new paranormal mystery series. If you like Urban Fantasy, Cozy Mysteries, or Paranormal Women’s Fiction, you’ll love this book. Preorder your copy today!  (Amazon)

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Candy Slain Murder (A Country Store Mystery Book 8) by [Maddie Day]


Christmas cheer has sent the griddle into overdrive at Robbie Jordan’s popular country store and café. And this year, there’s a new seasonal special to feast on: murder!
As December sweeps through South Lick, Indiana, Robbie’s life seems merry and bright like the string lights glistening around town. But strange happenings signal a bumpy ride into the holidays. First a man raises eyebrows at Pans ‘N Pancakes when he claiming to be the long-lost half-brother of Robbie’s assistant. Then a fire destroys the home of a controversial anesthesiologist, exposing skeletal remains in his attic. Helplessly intrigued, all Robbie wants for Christmas is to stop her winter wonderland from becoming a real nightmare. With a decades-old mystery taking shape, can she run as fast as she can in pursuit of a killer who’s harder to crack than a stale gingerbread man?

Includes Recipes for You to Try!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook



Review of The Magic Of Halloween Night

A Cat In The Attic Mystery: The Magic of Halloween
Cat In The Attic, Book #5
Kathi Daley
5 Stars

A Cat in the Attic Mystery: The Magic of Halloween Night (Book 5 in 5 book series) by [Kathi Daley]Synopsis:

How is one to start again after losing the one thing that speaks to your heart and fuels your passion?

After a serious accident leaves Calliope Rose Collins unable to continue with the career that has owned her soul for most of her life, she returns to Foxtail Lake, Hollister House, and Great Aunt Gracie. After solving the murder of a local girl she begins writing freelance articles for the local newspaper. This turns into a full time career and a new passion and inner healing is found.

In book 5 in the series, Callie is faced with a personal choice as she stumbles onto a new mystery while helping the town prepare for the best Halloween it has ever seen. (Amazon)


The characters are well rounded and well developed. Callie and her great Aunt Gracie have such a great relationship and you can tell that they love each other deeply. They also love Paisley, the young neighbor who they have been taking care of after her grandmother becomes ill. As is usual with this author, all of the characters become people that you care about and root for.

The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and these descriptions pulled me into the book from the very beginning. I felt like I was right there, watching the Halloween activities and spending time with Callie and Cass, Callie’s boyfriend. The mystery was well plotted and kept me engaged throughout the book.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery. It appears as if this series is ending, and the author ended it very well.


Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours–Pharaoh’s Forgery



I’m so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for author Ellen Butler and her new book Pharoah’s Forgery.  This is the fourth book in her A Karina Cardinal  Mystery Series.

Pharaoh’s Forgery: Karina Goes on Vacation (Karina Cardinal Mystery)
Cozy Mystery / Women’s Adventure Fiction
4th in Series
Publisher: Power to the Pen (September 16, 2020)
Print Length: 212 pages

Purchase Links – Amazon – B&N   – Kobo




Margaritas, mayhem, and murder. Too bad her only defense is a cocktail umbrella.

After some of Karina Cardinal’s recent adventures—her lover Mike Finnegan would call them scrapes, jams, or pickles—she’s more than ready to blow this D.C. pop stand for a short girls’ trip to Mexico. Until Jillian’s roller skate wreck blows their plan out of the water. With Jilly injured and Mike working, her fellow lobbyist Rodrigo volunteers to share some sun, sand, and margaritas in Cancun. It’s tough to relax, though, knowing what’s in her suitcase. A package she promised to hand off to Mrs. Thundermuffin in Mexico.

Mrs. T’s evasive maneuvers around Karina’s questions wave more red flags than a bullfighter, leaving Karina no choice but to take a peek. Okay, so it’s not a kilo of something illegal. It’s an Egyptian death mask that turns out to be a magnet for crooks, conmen, kidnappers, and outright killers.

When the situation explodes into chaos, Karina and Rodrigo are lucky to have friends in the right place—at their backs. But they’re in one hell of a jam. And they could be going home in something tackier than a souvenir t-shirt—more like a body bag.





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Ellen Butler is the international bestselling author of the Karina Cardinal mystery series and award-winning historical suspense, The Brass Compass. Fans who enjoy the suspense of Melinda Leigh and the humor of Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum will fall in love with Butler’s Karina Cardinal.  Her experiences working on Capitol Hill and at a medical association in Washington, D.C. inspired the mystery-action series. The Brass Compass has won multiple awards for historical fiction and is compared to such bestselling novels as Kristen Hannah’s The Nightingale. Butler is a member of Sister’s in Crime, International Thriller Writers, and the Office of Strategic Services Society. She is an admitted chocoholic and confesses to a penchant for shoe shopping. Ellen lives with her family in the suburbs of Washington, DC.

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September 23 – I Read What You Write – REVIEW  

September 23 – Dee-Scoveries – SPOTLIGHT

September 23 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – CHARACTER INTERVIEW

September 24 – Mysteries with Character – REVIEW

September 24 – MJB Reviewers – SPOTLIGHT

September 25 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT, RECIPE

September 25 – Literary Gold – SPOTLIGHT


September 26 – Ruff Drafts – GUEST POST

September 27 – Readeropolis – SPOTLIGHT

September 27 – Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews – SPOTLIGHT




New Releases For The Week Of September 20, 2020–Part 4

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of September 20th, 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.


Mirror Magic (Familiar Kitten Mysteries Book 6) by [Sara Bourgeois]Not everything in Coventry is as it appears to be. When you look in the mirror, what is looking back at you?

Kinsley is taking her first crack at a cold case. She wants nothing more than to help Dorian figure out what happened to his father, but she’s got issues of her own.

Big time issues.

Not only is there a dark entity stalking her reflection, but things with Thorn aren’t all sunshine and roses either.

Can she solve the murder and prepare for her upcoming nuptials? Are the people in her life who they appear to be? Or is she about to fall into a killer’s deadly snare?
Mirror Magic is book six in the Familiar Kitten Mysteries cozy mystery series. You’ll find no swearing, gore, or adult situations, but you will find magic, mystery, and a hint of lighthearted mayhem.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle















Drop Dead Macaron: A small town cozy mystery (Diana Blaise Mysteries Book 1) by [Elle  Dalton]After giving up her modeling career in New York, Diana Blaise is back in the cozy town of Shadow Creek.

Aunt Jolene, the owner of Ivory Rose Hotels, has given her the position of an event manager.

Diana is supervising her first wedding event at the hotel when a tragedy unfolds before her eyes.

Shortly before the father-daughter dance, the father of the bride drops dead not long after eating poisoned macarons.

As chaos breaks out at the hotel, Diana must figure out who the murderer is. She needs to clear not only her name but also that of the hotel.

If she doesn’t pull it off, the hotel’s reputation will be ruined, and her overbearing mother, who also used to be her agent in New York, will rub her failure in her face. Her hope all along is that Diana will fail and return to modeling.

Who is the killer?

Is it the victim’s wife, his bitter ex-wife, or someone completely unexpected?

With the help of Clover, the cat that thinks it owns the hotel, her childhood crush, and her best friend, Diana is determined to prove that she’s more than just a pretty face.

Can she pull it off before the hotel’s reputation is completely destroyed and she’s forced to return to a modeling career she used to dislike?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













A Body To Bones: First Skeleton Series Mystery by [Donan Berg]

“A winning plot . . .” Kirkus Discoveries.
With a skeleton comes lust, money, secrets, and a clue.
Respected, church-going Sarah Hamilton anguishes for a decade with an emotional skeleton living in her mind’s closet. The consequences to her of one act of forbidden lust do not disappear. The past sin plus the death of her young daughter still haunts her despite her passionate quest to live only in the future.
When a real human skeleton is found entombed in her town’s old factory, Sarah is caught not only with the prospect of her secret becoming devastating town gossip, but of having her husband and adopted daughter drawn into solving a ten-year mystery.
One clue, surmised to be scratches of initials made by the skeleton before dying, implicates more than one resident as the potential killer in Sarah’s town of 842, where her husband publishes the weekly Pioneer Ledger.
Village gossip, missing diverted church money, unexplained lights and footprints, tension, and unfulfilled dreams are a prelude to real life-threatening peril when Sarah finds out the skeleton’s killer still resides in her town, ready to kill again.
And, she is the killer’s target.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback















And Now She's Gone: A Novel by [Rachel Howzell Hall]

“Sharp, witty and perfectly paced, And Now She’s Gone is one hell of a read!” —Wendy Walker, bestselling author of The Night Before

Isabel Lincoln is gone.

But is she missing?

It’s up to Grayson Sykes to find her. Although she is reluctant to track down a woman who may not want to be found, Gray’s search for Isabel Lincoln becomes more complicated and dangerous with every new revelation about the woman’s secrets and the truth she’s hidden from her friends and family.

Featuring two complicated women in a dangerous cat and mouse game, Rachel Howzell Hall’s And Now She’s Gone explores the nature of secrets — and how violence and fear can lead you to abandon everything in order to survive.

At the Publisher’s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook












Butchered After Bark: Cozy Mystery (Country Cottage Mysteries Book 10) by [Addison Moore, Bellamy Bloom]An innkeeper who reads minds. An ornery detective. And a trail of bodies. Cider Cove is the premiere destination for murder.

Each book in the series can be read individually so dive on in! ***Includes RECIPE***

My name is Bizzy Baker, and I can read minds—not every mind, not every time but most of the time and believe me when I say it’s not all it’s cracked up to be.

It’s October and Jasper and I just returned from our honeymoon to find the inn playing host to the Haunted Harvest Festival, complete with a pumpkin patch, scare nights, a midway with games, and enough candy to rot your teeth. But a secretive group of women, called the Midnight Maidens, decide to host a little private party of their own on the grounds and the night ends in murder. Throw in the haunted doll collection Georgie had shipped to the inn, and you have the recipe for the spookiest Halloween season that Cider Cove has ever seen. Hold onto your pointed hat—things are about to get terrifying.

Bizzy Baker runs the Country Cottage Inn, has the ability to pry into the darkest recesses of both the human and animal mind, and has just stumbled upon a body. With the help of her kitten, Fish, a mutt named Sherlock Bones and an ornery yet dangerously good looking homicide detective, Bizzy is determined to find the killer.

The Country Cottage Inn is known for its hospitality. Leaving can be murder.

A laugh out loud cozy mystery by New York Times Bestseller Addison Moore and her partner in cozy crime, USA TODAY Bestseller Bellamy Bloom.
 Cosmopolitan Magazinecalls Addison’s books, “…easy, frothy fun!”

Cider Cove, Maine is the premiere destination for fun and relaxation. But when a body turns up, it’s the premiere destination for murder.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle














The Wicked that Lurks: Book Two of the R. Davian Cooke Case Files by [Clayton Wagner]

What would you do if you knew there were malicious murders performed by stuffed game?

The night R. Davian Cooke stepped foot in the Sentinel Club, he knew that this case would surely top the previous. Whether he could conclude how the murders were being pulled off was not the concern; the issue lingering in the back of Mr. Cooke’s mind was whether he will be able to solve it in time and still escape with his life.

Will Mr. Cooke be able to pull himself together and find the cunning skills needed to end this reign of terror and bring the killer, or killers, to justice? Or will he find his own unfortunate demise?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle


















Private Eye Witch Cozy Mystery Boxed Set: Books 1 - 9 by [Stacey Alabaster]The new private investigator in town has a secret…and it definitely spells trouble for everyone.

A paranormal cozy mystery series from USA Today Bestselling Author Stacey Alabaster

Ruby Swift has given up her career as a teacher and is pursuing her lifelong dream of being a private investigator. When faced with apparent magical powers, she begins down a path that could spell trouble for everyone involved…criminals, the town, and even herself. Can she learn to channel her powers for good or will they get the best of her and everyone involved?

The Private Eye Witch Cozy Mystery Boxed Set contains all nine books in the Private Eye Witch Cozy Mystery series. If you like fun paranormal mysteries, you will love Ruby Swift and her magical adventures.

Books Included: This Spells TroubleA Cold Spell,Buy and Spell,Sit a Spell,Stop and Spell the Roses,This Spells Doom,Mis-Spelled,Cast a Spell,A Killer Spell

Download the Private Eye Witch Cozy Mystery Boxed Set and start solving your next supernatural mystery (or nine) today!

Always FREE on Kindle Unlimited  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Knit One, Purrl Two (Knitty Cat Mysteries Book 1) by [Sarah Jane Weldon, Editing Services Ink]


When an award-winning author is sent on a writing retreat to the Isle of Olann, a young cat detective must help the Laird’s dog to solve the case of the missing hamster. But little does the cat know that he’s in for more than he bargained for as the head of the family tweed mill is mysteriously murdered. Can the Knitty Cat Detective Agency track down the killer before the woolly case unravels?

If you love cats, knitting, and all things Scottish tweed, then this is the purr-fect read for you!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle
















Tiramisu and Terror (Sandy Bay Cozy Mystery Book 20) by [Amber Crewes]


The 20th book in the Bestselling Sandy Bay series!


“”Each of the Sandy Bay mysteries are great! I think they just keep getting better.”  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle


















The Thursday Murder Club: A Novel by [Richard Osman]“A little beacon of pleasure in the midst of the gloom…SUCH FUN!”
–Kate Atkinson, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Sky

Four septuagenarians with a few tricks up their sleeves
A female cop with her first big case
A brutal murder
Welcome to…

In a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet weekly in the Jigsaw Room to discuss unsolved crimes; together they call themselves The Thursday Murder Club.

When a local developer is found dead with a mysterious photograph left next to the body, the Thursday Murder Club suddenly find themselves in the middle of their first live case.

As the bodies begin to pile up, can our unorthodox but brilliant gang catch the killer, before it’s too late?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook













First Class Killer: A Cat Cozy Mystery: A Mail Carrier Cozy Mystery by [Tonya  Kappes]

Discover the southern life of Bernadette Butler, along with the eccentric and lovable citizens, along with all the fur babies, who live in Sugar Creek Gap in this southern cozy mystery series by USA TODAY Bestselling Author Tonya Kappes. Don’t miss out on the good RECIPES at the end of the book!

Mail Carrier Bernadette Butler just can’t stop delivering clues when the clerk of the new book store turns up dead in Sugar Creek Gap, Kentucky, after the town is already shocked over a tell all “fiction” romance novel that hit the shelves filled secrets that were brush under the rug and now left hung out to dry.

This is the 5th book in the Mail Carrie Cozy Mystery Series.  (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback