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)

Editions Available:  Kindle. Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover. Paperback, Audiobook 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 DAME AND THADDEUS BIRDWHISTLE, by Karen Cantwell

SECRETS TO THE GRAVE, by K.M. Rockwood

THE MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR AT THE ESCAPE ROOM, by Leone Ciporin

THE DOGOODER, by Adam Meyer

THE PROBLEM WITH OPENENDED INVITATIONS, by Cathy Wiley

MUGGINS, by Josh Pachter

THE KILLING WINDS, by Mary Stojak

MAKE NEW FRIENDS, BUT KEEP THE OLD, by Jane Limprecht

GOOD MORNING, GREEN LEAF CLASS, by Sarah Cotter

THE GREAT BEDBUG INCIDENT AND THE INVITATION OF DOOM, by Eleanor Cawood Jones

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

ALL TOMORROW’S PARTIES, by Art Taylor

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)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!
 
PRAISE FOR CRYPT SUZETTE
 
“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)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback