New Releases For The Week Of September 13, 2020–Part 3

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

 

Probable Paws (Kitten Witch Cozy Mystery Series Book 4) by [Corrine Winters]Ember the witch solves a purr-fect murder!

It was just another quiet night in her tiny town when Ember McNair got word that the local security guard at the art museum had been knocked out.
A priceless painting had been stolen.
Against her better judgment, Ember promised her beau, Cedric, that she would respect his position as sheriff and stay out of the investigation.

But then the painting showed up. Along with a dead body!

Turns out the painting is known to be a *cursed* painting. And someone looked to have stolen it and placed it in the home of the murder victim.
Ember knew at that moment that she was needed. Teamed up with Kali (her feline familiar), Sage (her ditzy-witch best friend), and an ancestral ghost, Ember could crack this case before the murderer strikes again.

But what about all those promises to not get involved??

Furr-getaboutit!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whacked: A Rylie Cooper Mystery (Rylie Cooper Mysteries Book 5) by [Stella Bixby]

Rylie is staying out of it. No more investigating, no more drama, no more danger.

She has enough on her plate training the woman who completely upended her life. 

But when someone is brutally attacked, Rylie is conflicted. 

Surely, the police can handle the investigation. They have the experience, the training, the knowledge. And Rylie not only has a job to keep, but friends she doesn’t want to let down . . . again. 

Until she realizes she may have been the target of the attack and the woman she’s training—her nemesis—may have been the attacker. 

Will Rylie be able to let the police handle the investigation or will she put her own life at risk to bring the attacker to justice? 

If you like Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series, you’ll love this laugh-out-loud fifth installment of the Rylie Cooper Mystery Series.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Los Angeles, 1949. Attorney Andrew Martin, aka Andrés Martinez, is doing what he does best: surviving. His career is stable, he has his pick of women, and his beloved parrot, Emerson, keeps him company. True, he’s still lamenting his rejection from the military, still tormented by memories of his father, and then there’s his leg, which continually feels like an imposter. But he’s learned to live with all of that, too. Until the arrival of Penny, that is, a member of the Salvation Army, a stranger with a secret. Andrew’s meeting with the woman is brief, but what he learns from her upends him. Suddenly nothing makes sense. He desperately needs to get away, and it seems the gods are listening, for he’s soon offered a job in Sacramento. And not just any job. He’s been asked to help confirm a plot that the government is using ex-Nazis to spy on communists in the U.S. The timing seems perfect, and Andrew agrees. What he doesn’t know is that this quest will lead him straight into the heart of that from which he is trying to escape. Includes Readers Guide  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dead Ends Don't Talk (A Small-Town Mystery with Style Book 1) by [S.E. Babin]Welcome to Harper River, an idyllic small-town with secrets to spare and home of Dee Avery, hairstylist and accidental crime-solver.

Dee Avery had no intention of ever returning to Harper River. But as everyone knows, destiny laughs in the face of the most well-intentioned plans.

After burying her philandering father, destiny (or more likely her meddling mother) comes in the form of a decrepit building and a desperate seller. The deal is too good to be true, but Dee, down on her luck and desperate, buys it and opens up Harper River’s first salon and spa, angering her competition and putting Dee square in the face of adversity.

When a body turns up after receiving one of Dee’s signature services, the police and the community initially blame her proprietary haircare formulations as the culprit. But Dee didn’t survive growing up in Harper River only to crumple under the weight of her neighbors’ judgment. She makes it her mission to find out who or what was responsible for her client’s death and to clear her own name.

To her shock, Dee discovers dark secrets lurking in the shadows of Harper River and they aren’t too keen on being uncovered.

Will Dee walk away and leave the ghosts of the past buried? Or will she risk her own life and that of her budding business to solve a murder and save her own future?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Smuggler’s Daughter: Heartwrenching and gripping historical fiction with a mystery to uncover by [Kerry Barrett]Only she knows the truth. Only she can save them.

1799
Emily Moon lives with her mother in an inn on a clifftop in the darkest reaches of Cornwall. After her father mysteriously disappears, her mother finds solace at the bottom of a bottle, and the only way to keep afloat is to turn a blind eye to the smugglers who send signals from the clifftops. But Emily knows that the smugglers killed her father to ensure his silence, and she will not let his murder go unpunished…

Present day
After a case ends in tragedy, police officer Phoebe Bellingham flees to Cornwall for a summer of respite. But rather than the sunny Cornwall of her dreams, she finds herself on storm-beaten cliffs, surrounded by stories of ghosts and smugglers – and the mysterious Emily Moon, who vanished without a trace over two centuries ago. As rain lashes down around her, Phoebe determines to find the truth behind the rumours – but what she uncovers will put herself in danger too…

A haunting and moving timeslip novel perfect for fans of The Girl in the Letter, The Forgotten Village and The Witchfinder’s Sister.

Readers LOVE Kerry Barrett!

Love love love this book!’ Kathleen McGurl, USA Today bestselling author of The Forgotten Secret

Pulls you in right away from the first few pages… Hard to put down… I really enjoyed this book.’ NetGalley reviewer

Beautiful and heart-wrenching and so impossible to put down!’ NetGalley reviewer

A great read!… Have tissues handy! I highly recommend!’ NetGalley reviewer

Perfectly paced and plotted… I soon found myself lost in the characters’ world and reluctant to put the book down… Brilliant.’ Over the Rainbow Book Blog

‘Sucked me in… I had a hard time putting it down.’ NetGalley reviewer

This book honestly has it all… Shocking, heart-warming, funny and superbly researched.’ Readers Enjoy Authors’ Dreams  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On St. Nick's Trail by [M K Scott]Private Eye Nala Bonne and her trusty crime-fighting rescue dog Max spend their days surfing social media for telltale signs of disability fraud and philandering husbands, but when a lucrative opportunity to investigate something entirely different, Nala readily agrees to take the case.

The task: find a missing Santa impersonator

Unfortunately for her, someone is dead set against the search and will stop at nothing to drive Nala and Max out of town before their search even begins.

Can this dynamic duo locate the missing Santa before it’s too late?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Down in Flames (Witches Be Crazy Cozy Witch Mystery Series Book 5) by [Constance Barker]Cursed Books and the Ghost of a Witch



When a witch friend of Helga’s passes on, she’s shocked to see her old friend’s ghost attempting to apparate. However, Julie’s ghost is having difficulty staying in ghost form so close to her death. Is she trying to warn Helga? Was her death not natural?

Julie owned many books, many first collections that are being auctioned off. Several people purchase the various books, but when they are murdered in the same way as the characters in the books, Helga’s radar goes off. Are the books cursed? Did Julie curse the books before her death?

Helga must tread lightly to discover what happened to her friend and why a strange curse has been exacted on certain personal items of Julie’s estate. Could the descendants of an ancient Indian tribe be involved? They’ve been protesting at the museum. Could the museum curator have a hand in creating turmoil for the tribe and as a result the curse? Or is Julie’s daughter Jean an unlikely suspect? Perhaps she has her own secrets.

***Find out in the 5th book in the Witches Be Crazy Cozy Witch Mystery Series***  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Witness to Murder: An unputdownable cozy murder mystery (A Lady Eleanor Swift Mystery Book 3) by [Verity Bright]A medieval house, a dead body and some rather suspicious chocolate fudge? Call for Lady Swift!

Autumn, 1920Lady Eleanor Swift, accidental amateur detective and retired explorer, is determined to take a break from investigating murders. So when a local politician dies suddenly at an elegant dinner party at Farrington Manor, she tries her hardest not to listen to the raft of rumours around the village that he might have been poisoned by the fudge. It’s the anniversary of the disappearance of her beloved parents and she’s promised herself not to get mixed up with any more mysteries. She isn’t sure they’d have approved.

But when she arrives home to discover that Mrs Pitkin, the kindly cook from Farrington Manor, has been dismissed without wage or reference because the police consider her a suspect, Eleanor knows she needs to act. If there was a murder, then she needs to track down the culprit and clear Mrs Pitkin’s name.

Accompanied by her faithful partner in crime, Gladstone the bulldog, who has the best nose for sniffing out bones in the country, Eleanor sets out to find the killer. And when another body turns up and she finds poisoned fudge in the victim’s house, Eleanor knows she’s on the right track. But can she sort the truth from the lies before she becomes a witness to another murder – this time rather closer to home?

An utterly charming cozy mystery! Warm and witty, fans of Agatha Christie, TE Kinsey and LB Hathaway will be totally hooked.

Readers absolutely love A Witness to Murder!


I was hooked from beginning till end. Ellie is a powerful and lovely character, the book is so well written and delight to readGreat series!’ Goodreads Reviewer

A sparkling heroine and perfect partner-in-crime Every bit as compelling a couple as Bertie Wooster and Jeeves and the series is both entertaining and eminently readable… The perfect light reading for a summer day. An added bonus is the delightful dog Gladstone who is indolent, gluttonous and totally adorable.’ Goodreads Reviewer

‘An excellent read. Highly recommended Gripping. It holds you until the book is finished, from cover to cover.’ NetGalley Reviewer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Fun, easy read… This is an easy series to get lost in. Long may it continue.’ Goodreads Reviewer

‘I’ve so enjoyed getting to know Lady Eleanor!… A great addition to the series!’ Goodreads Reviewer

A fantastic read… I can’t wait for our next visit to see what adventures Lady Swift and Clifford get into.’ NetGalley Reviewer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I absolutely love Verity A great read and one I highly recommendI can’t wait for the next book.’ Jen’s Reading Corner  (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Bitter Shot (A Stoneybrook Mystery Book 7) by [Eryn  Scott]This barista’s in a whole latte trouble …

The new barista at Cascade River Coffee is Stoneybrook’s new obsession. Everyone loves Max and his latte art … until he’s found standing over a body, a smoking gun in hand. The coffee company’s owner, Wendy, is desperate to prove her most popular employee is not guilty. She seeks out Hadley’s help with the case.

As Hadley, Paul, Suze, and Luke join together to discover the truth about the murder, they uncover more secrets than they bargained for. The victim was a Cascade Ridge journalist and he was working to spill the beans on a few big local scandals. But will Hadley and the gang be able to prove any of this was grounds for murder?

Recipes included: Spiced coffee blossoms and cinnamon pecan biscotti!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Death Under the Dryer (A Fethering Mystery Book 8) by [Simon Brett]Welcome to Fethering! Carole has a bad hair day when a haircut leads to murder in this quirky, cozy, British village mystery.

The last thing Carole expects when she goes to Connie’s Clip Joint for a trim is to find the body of Kyra, Connie’s assistant, in the back room.

Kyra’s boyfriend, Nathan, has vanished, but his family, an eccentric, controlling bunch, don’t seem overly concerned. Instead, they are bizarrely obsessed with a family board game which seems to provide a host of clues as to Nathan’s whereabouts.

Carole and her neighbour Jude are determined to unravel the clues, but can they discover the truth before either someone is falsely accused or the killer makes a second move? And how many haircuts can a pair of middle-aged sleuths have before people start to become suspicious?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sickly Dodger and the City of Assassins by [LK Mooresmith]

 

Being an assassin is no stroll in the park. Which is why Sickly Dodger, recent attendee of the Dalton College for Men in Black, has decided to hang up his cloak and dagger and walk toy poodles for rich old ladies.

Unfortunately for him, assassination is a job for life. When a mysterious letter arrives on his breakfast table, he must decide whether to buy some new body armor and solve a murder case the City Watch have given up on, or put his tail between his legs and bark up a different tree. To make matters worse, Sickly must confront a plot that threatens himself, his friends, and the city of Hambridge armed only with a blank expression, a red notebook, and a homicidal guard dog named Crowbar.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Law Of Ivy (Ivy Hart Mystery Book 7) by [Jessica King]Guilty Until Proven Innocent…

When detective Ivy Hart discovers that her partner Vince Benton has been arrested and charged for murder she assumes it must be a mistake.

But as Vince is forced to face the ghosts of his past, an anonymous witness comes forward with shocking evidence.

It is clear that Vince is in a situation where he is innocent until proven guilty in the eyes of everyone.

Does that everyone include Ivy herself? Or will she keep the faith and help Vince clear his name against all the odds?

Scroll up and download now with ONE CLICK!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

China Bohannon: The Complete Series by [C.K. Crigger]SMART AND SASSY 1890S BOOKKEEPER TURNED SLEUTH CHINA BOHANNON IS A MAGNET FOR DANGER.

 

China Bohannon fled a bad situation and decided to start her life over as a strong, independent woman in the wild and woolly town of Spokane, Washington. China takes on the role of bookkeeper at Doyle & Howe detective agency with her uncle, Montgomery Howe, and his handsome partner, Gratton Doyle.

Spunky and determined, China is always one step ahead and cannot help getting involved – with the help of her trusty dog Nimble, of course.

“Crigger has created an enchanting heroine in China, with just the right amount of courage and vulnerability.” – V.J. Rose

China Bohannon: The Complete Series includes – One Foot on the Edge, Two Feet Below, Three Seconds to Thunder, Four Furlongs, Five Days Five Dead and Six Dancing Damsels.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No Love Lost (The Kent Fisher mysteries Book 6) by [Robert Crouch]

How can a simple job interview end in complete carnage?

When Mandy Paige seeks Kent Fisher’s help to find the mother who abandoned her as a baby, he has no idea of the mayhem his investigation will unleash. With only a photograph of a woman he once knew, he discovers she left her office one Friday afternoon twenty years ago and never returned.

Did Helen Cassidy escape an abusive husband or was she abducted and murdered?

People connected to Helen begin to die in mysterious circumstances. An old foe returns, leaving cryptic messages on the windscreen of Kent’s car. He seems to know Kent’s every move, hounding and taunting the sleuth, attacking those who can help him solve the mystery.

When the main suspect dies, Kent’s investigation lies in tatters – until he realises he’s not the one pursuing the killer. The killer’s pursuing him.

No Love Lost is the sixth book in a series of murder mystery novels featuring environmental health officer, Kent Fisher. Laced with irreverent humour, the book offers a contemporary and distinctive twist to the classic whodunit.

If you enjoy a complex murder mystery that’s as much about the characters as the plot then purchase your copy today.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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)

Editions Available:  Kindle