New Releases For The Week Of September 13th, 2020–Part 1

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of September 13th, 2020. I am going to divide the list into 4 days because there are so very many of them for the week. Today is the first day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.

Donuts for the Deceased (Taste of Magic Mysteries Book 3) by [Kat McGee]The local sheriff stands accused of murder. Since Harper Dade, a not-so-witchy witch, is forced to investigate, trouble can’t be far behind.

With the local bear of a sheriff blamed for killing his former boss, Harper sets out to solve the decade-old murder. Suspects abound, then a key suspect goes missing.

Under the watchful glare of the interim sheriff, she struggles to right the skewed magic suddenly invading their southern tourist town.

Dollars to donuts, the odds are against her. And, like sprinkles on top, a bad case of wrong-way magic awaits.

Donuts for the Deceased is book three in the Taste of Magic cozy mystery series. The series features clean, quirky magic, mystery and mayhem.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












Forging Fire: A Horseshoer Mystery (Horseshoer Mystery Series) by [Lisa Preston]


The Third Book in the Horseshoer Mystery Series, Featuring the Incorrigible Female Horseshoer, Rainy Dale

Days before her wedding, Rainy Dale jumps at a chance to visit the fabled Black Bluff bull sale down in California, but things go awry when she is assaulted and her truck is stolen.

In this twist on the “locked-room” form, more than one mystery is hidden on the ranch where Rainy and her dog, Charlie, end up. Everyone—the owners, ranch hands, angry neighbors, and perhaps even the deliveryman who brings coke coal for the ranch’s old-fashioned forge—is harboring a damaging secret. When Rainy realizes that even her dog knows a grisly hidden truth, the stakes are raised as high as life and death.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle. Hardcover














Revenge in Rubies (A Harriet Gordon Mystery Book 2) by [A. M. Stuart]When Harriet Gordon receives word from a friend about a tragic death, she and Inspector Curran are thrust into a web of family secrets that threatens to destroy them both in this all-new mystery from the author of Singapore Sapphire.

Singapore, 1910—Harriet Gordon has found fulfillment at last. Her young ward, Will, has settled into his new home with Harriet and her brother, Julian. And Harriet’s employment as a typist at the Straits Settlements Police Force has given her an intriguing way to occupy her time and some much-needed financial independence. But when her friend and employer, Inspector Robert Curran, is called to the scene of a brutal murder and Harriet is asked to comfort the victim’s family, her newfound sense of contentment is abruptly shattered.

Sylvie Nolan, the new and much-younger wife of Lieutenant Colonel John Nolan, has been bludgeoned to death in her bedroom. The tightly knit military community in Singapore quickly closes ranks to hinder Curran’s investigation, and Harriet realizes that her friendship with the colonel’s sister might prove useful. But to get close enough to the family’s secrets, Harriet must once again face her painful past, and Curran is forced to dredge up some long-buried secrets of his own. And when more shocking deaths occur that all seem linked to Sylvie’s murder, Harriet and Curran discover that they too are in the sights of a callous killer. . . .  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook
















The Player (Player Piano Mysteries Book 1) by [Joe Cosentino]When young music teacher Andre Beaufort discovers an antique player piano in the basement of his apartment building, he is visited by the ghost of the original owner: a dapper and charismatic playboy from the Roaring Twenties, Freddy Birtwistle.

Andre has never seen a ghost and Freddy has never been one, so they get off to a rocky start. But when Andre finds his neighbor murdered on his doorstep, he and Freddy join forces to narrow the pool of suspects.

Soon Andre and Freddy discover that opposites attract, even if one’s alive and the other dead. Together these amateur detectives make an enticing team, and it’s a good thing too, because the first murder they solve together won’t be their last. But the real mystery isn’t just whodunit—it’s how a romance between a man and a ghost can have a happily ever after ending.

The Player contains two stand-alone cozy murder mysteries, The City House and The Country House.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle. Paperback















Southern Omens (Sweet Tea Witch Mysteries Book 17) by [Amy Boyles]

Pepper in her first trimester…and what a trimester it is!

All of Magnolia Cove is buzzing when soothsayers arrive to offer blessings to Pepper’s and Axel’s unborn child. But when one of the soothsayers foresees death, the celebration quickly turns sour.

Don’t worry because there is a solution. But when the solution turns deadly and someone winds up murdered, it looks like any and all of Pepper’s relatives could be guilty–even Axel!

Can Pepper figure out who committed the murder before the killer strikes again? Or will she become the next victim?

Find out now!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle















The Season of Lies, Mystery with a Romantic Twist (Paradise Valley Mysteries Book 8) by [Debra Burroughs]A fearless investigator. A small town on edge. And Christmas is coming.
Can private-eye Emily Parker catch a killer before bodies start to deck the halls?

A woman is found lifeless in the snow. Following clues that lead Emily dangerously close to the murderer, she is viciously attacked and left for dead. Dazed, but driven to make the streets safe again, she vows to bring the killer to justice.

Can Emily string up a psychotic killer before more women end up in the morgue?

The Season of Lies is the pulse-pounding 8th book in the highly rated Paradise Valley Mystery series. If you like bold women, puzzling twists, and a little romance with your suspense, then you’ll love Debra Burroughs’ thrilling novel.

>>> Buy The Season of Lies to unwrap the mystery today!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle















Abandon Mint (Sweet Shop Mystery Book 8) by [Wendy Meadows]


Margaret thinks it’s boring. Then the body is found . .

When her son, Zach, stumbles across the dead body of a friend, his first call is to the Police. His second call is to his mother.

Margaret agrees to assist Detective David Graham in tracking down the murderer. But as they get closer to the truth, the killer gets closer to Margaret.

Once again in danger, Margaret must find a way to solve this crime. Or she just may lose everything she holds dear.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle















Brought To Book (The Magical Bookshop 2) by [Liz Hedgecock]Not all new brooms sweep clean…

Business is booming at Burns Books — so much so that Jemma and Raphael hire a new assistant. And that’s when things start to go wrong. 

Luke’s helpful, he’s knowledgeable, and the customers like him. So why is the shop up to its old tricks, and a few new ones? And what’s the matter with Folio?

Jemma and Carl take it upon themselves to investigate, and end up finding out a lot more than they bargained for. Will working at the bookshop ever be the same again?

Brought To Book is the second in the Magical Bookshop humorous mystery series, set in modern London.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

















Chace Scene: A Grace Texas Murder Mystery (A Grace Texas Mystery Book 2) by [Cherry Northcutt]The sleepy little town of Grace Texas is getting ready for a Valentine’s Day wedding! What could possibly go wrong?
Freelance reporter Jessica Hart has landed a plum assignment working on a magazine cover story with celebrity lifestyle maven, Donna Vance, the Queen of Texas Chic.
Jess is assigned to cover the wedding of former Miss Texas Chace Perez. Trouble is Chace is marrying Jess’s ex-husband Jack. Can Jess put aside her feelings for the sake of the article?
As part of Donna’s entourage Jess is caught up in the whirlwind of pre-wedding events, until she discovers a body, the body of Donna Vance. Now it’s up to Jess to finish the article, dodge the rising media circus, and sift through the myriad of secrets and lies surrounding the victim.
Can she deal with her feisty Aunt Patsy, her annoying co-worker Shaun, and the unnervingly good-looking Detective Chris Connor and still keep the wedding on track and find the killer before they strike again?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback
















Asbury High and the MisTaken Identities: Asbury High Series, 3 by [Kelly Brady Channick, Susan Schafer]With the official reopening of Brady’s and their sophomore year beginning, Maddie, Cornelious, Carly and Pilot are ready to shift their focus back to high school. Unfortunately, a month into the new school year many Asburyans find their bank accounts depleted, with no hint of foul play. Even the bank tellers insist that each withdrawal was done in person, with proper identification supplied and correct responses given to security questions.

Pilot, excited at the possibility of working with a cyber-crime, urges the gang to dive in—only to discover there are no traces of wrongdoing online either. Instantly intrigued, the gang decides to investigate the case before their own family’s accounts get hit.

However, with their successful sports teams, the continued growth and organization of the Pitbulls, possible new relationships blooming, dating and unrealized jealousies coming to the surface, the teenage sleuths find themselves more distracted than ever. After piecing together some clues, they wonder if someone in Asbury High is to blame for yet another crime.

Can Asbury’s favorite foursome figure out who is to blame before Asbury itself goes bankrupt?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle














Ghouls' Night Out (The Juniper Junction Holiday Mystery Series Book 4) by [Amy M. Reade]


Halloween is just around the corner and the goblins are out in force in Juniper Junction. A crotchety merchant, a malicious next-door neighbor, and some ghoulish trick-or-treaters are causing hair-raising problems for Lilly Carlsen’s boyfriend, Hassan Ashraf, and things are about to get much worse.

When Hassan finds himself at the center of a police investigation following the deaths of two of his tormentors just days apart, Lilly is ready to help in any way she can to bring the real fiends to justice.

But with Lilly’s daughter having trouble adjusting to college, her mother continuing a downward spiral into dementia, and possible romantic strife on the horizon between Lilly’s brother and her best friend, Lilly’s Halloween is beginning to look especially frightful.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback















Death by Bagpipes: A Summer Murder in Edinburgh (Travel Can Be Murder Cozy Mystery Series Book 4) by [Jennifer S. Alderson]When a trip to Scotland ends in tragedy, travel guide Lana Hansen must sleuth out who murdered her guest before she ends up paying the piper.

Lana hasn’t seen her ex-husband, Ron, since their divorce was finalized eight months earlier. So when they bump into each on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, she is not exactly jumping for joy.

To make matters worse, Ron threatens a member of her tour group—a beloved and respected magician named Presto the Amazing. Ron is convinced Presto stole one of his magic tricks—the same act that propelled the famous magician into stardom—and swears he will get his revenge.

After Presto is scared to death by a group of well-meaning bagpipers, the police suspect he was first poisoned—and that Ron is the culprit!

As much as Lana would love to let her ex-husband rot in prison, she soon discovers that he is not the only one who would prefer to have Presto vanish.

Did Ron poison the magician? Or did one of several family members accompanying Presto on the trip use this vacation to knock off the domineering patriarch?

When another guest is murdered, Lana must decide how far she is willing to go to save the man who broke her heart.

The Travel Can Be Murder Cozy Mysteries are heartwarming stories about making friends, traveling, and celebrating new experiences. Join tour guide Lana Hansen as she leads tourists and readers to fascinating cities around the globe on intriguing adventures that often turn deadly.

Books in the Travel Can Be Murder Cozy Mystery series:
Book 1 – Death on the Danube: A New Year’s Murder in Budapest
Book 2 – Death by Baguette: A Valentine’s Day Murder in Paris
Book 3 – Death by Windmill: A Mother’s Day Murder in Amsterdam
Book 4 – Death by Bagpipes: A Summer Murder in Edinburgh
Book 5 – Death by Fountain: A Christmas Murder in Rome
Books 6-12 – Coming Soon!!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Crack the Code (Glock Grannies Cozy Mystery Book 5) by [Shannon VanBergen]Another hilarious cozy mystery from USA Today Bestselling author Shannon VanBergen

Nikki is looking to expand her friendship circle and try new things. When a day of geocaching turns deadly, she finds herself wrapped up in another murder mystery that brings the grannies and the police together. Their only clue is a series of cryptic cyphers. Can they crack the code and find a killer who intentionally left a trail of clues? And more importantly, can you solve the puzzles before the Nikki, Owen, and the grannies?

Crack the Code is part of the Glock Grannies Cozy Mystery series. If you like fun cozy mysteries and outrageous characters, you are going to love Crack the Code.

Download Crack the Code and start solving your next mystery!

Always free with Kindle Unlimited  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback













Son of a Stitch: A Knitorious Murder Mystery Book 5 (A Knitorious Murder Mystery Book Series) by [Reagan Davis]

PRE-ORDER NOW! Coming September 14th, 2020

The 5th book in the Knitorious Murder Mystery series!

*Paperback and Kindle Unlimited available from September 14th, 2020*

Hi! My name is Megan and it’s been three months since I’ve found a dead body.

At first, the most recent death in our cozy little town had nothing to do with me. The police said the poor man had a heart attack and lost control of his car. 

Spoiler alert: It wasn’t a heart attack. It was murder. 

Why did it have to happen in front of my yarn store? And why do I keep discovering dead bodies like it’s a hobby? I’d ask a therapist, but it turns out it was the local therapist who wrapped his car around the lamp post in front of my store. 

And now, someone is stalking me on my laptop, cell phone, and tablet.

Are they trying to use me to get away with murder? Or are they using technology to hunt their next victim? 

The police aren’t convinced that my stalker and the therapist’s murder are related, but I know if I find the stalker, I’ll solve the murder.

With help from my friends, I’m determined to solve this. There’s no way I’m going to jail or to my grave before I finish knitting this cashmere cardigan. And the first time I wear it won’t be to my own funeral.

If you like your cozy mysteries with a bit of humour, small town Canadian life, a hint of romance, a close circle of quirky, lovable characters that you wish you knew in real life, dogs and cats, and free knitting patterns, there’s something in this series for you

Clean read: no graphic violence, sex, or strong language.

For fans of Nancy Warren, Maggie Sefton, Anne Canadeo, Sally Goldenbaum, Angela Pepper

Other books in the series:

  • Knit One Murder Two
  • Killer Cables
  • Murder & Merino
  • Twisted Stitches

Each book in the Knitorious murder mystery series is a standalone mystery that is solved by the end of the book. The books can be read in any order, however the characters lives and relationships evolve and change over time.   (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle














A Fairy Good Brew (Enchanted Enclave Mysteries Book 4) by [Samantha Silver]Welcome to Enchanted Enclave, where coffee, chaos and cauldrons are a way of life.

Invited to the paranormal world at last, Tina and Kaillie’s trip gets off on the wrong foot – literally – when they stumble on a fairy’s body just after arriving in Palm Rings.

Between navigating this whole new world, meeting relatives they didn’t know they had, and being accused of murder, Eliza has her hands full. And why does she keep thinking she’s seeing Aunt Lucy, when that’s not possible?

A Fairy Good Brew is the first book in this fun new witch cozy mystery series from Samantha Silver  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

















Fruit Baskets and Holiday Caskets: A Down South Cafe Mystery (A Down South Cafe Mystery Book Book 5) by [Gayle Leeson]Christmas comes with chaos—and a murder—in the fifth book in the Down South Café cozy mystery series!

Amy Flowers thinks her biggest problem is going to be creating an enormous cake dummy to mount atop her car for Winter Garden’s upcoming Christmas parade. But when one of Roger’s employees is murdered, making the float is the least of Amy’s worries. Her childhood friend is a prime suspect, Aunt Bess is making a new Pinterest board: Things That’ll Probably Kill Me, and her boyfriend’s mother is insisting on helping Amy make three-hundred-seventy-five sugar cookies to hand out along the parade route.

When Amy starts trying to clear Roger of the murder, she unexpectedly finds herself involved in international intrigue. How will our favorite café owner outwit sophisticated criminals who want to deck the halls with her head?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle