Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours–Slightly Murderous Intent

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Slightly Murderous Intent: A Southern California Mystery
Traditional Mystery
4th in Series
Publisher: Level Best Books (October 20, 2020)
Print Length : 323 pages

I’m so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for author  Lida Sideris and her new book Slightly Murderous Intent.  This is the fourth book in the series.

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Slightly Murderous Intent: A Southern California Mystery
by Lida Sideris

Slightly Murderous Intent is a quirky mystery with plenty of twists and turns to throw you off the scent of the real culprit.
~Reading Is My SuperPower

With nonstop action and twists galore, Slightly Murderous Intent kept me entertained from beginning to end. Corrie’s a delightful protagonist with a can-do attitude and a closet full of weaponry, which kept me wondering which trick she’d pull out of the bag next.
~Mysteries with Character

Narrated in a light conversational tone, this well-written, fast-paced mystery made for an entertaining read.
~Cassidy’s Bookshelves

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There’s a shooter on the loose who keeps missing his target. But that doesn’t stop him from trying again…and again. It’s up to Corrie Locke, rookie lawyer and spunky sleuth, to find the gunman before he hits his mark, Assistant Deputy D.A. James Zachary, Corrie’s hunky and complicated frenemy.

When Corrie is stuck with more questions than answers, she enlists a team with various strengths, from weapons to cooking skills, to help her find the shooter. Her computer whiz boyfriend Michael is onboard. So is former security guard Veera. Toss in an over-the-hill informant and a couple of feuding celebrity chefs and Corrie’s got her very own A-Team. Okay, maybe it’s more like a B-Team.

Can Team Corrie hunt down the shooter before he scores a bulls-eye?

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Lida Sideris is an author, lawyer, and all-around book enthusiast. She writes soft-boiled mysteries and was a recipient of the Helen McCloy Mystery Writers of America scholarship award. Slightly Murderous Intent is #4 in her Southern California Mystery series, published by Level Best Books. Lida lives in the northern tip of SoCal with her family, rescue dogs and a flock of uppity chickens.  To learn more, please visit:

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Review of Thanksgiving Past

Thanksgiving Past

Cottage on Gooseberry Bay, Book #2

Kathi Daley

5 Stars


USA Today Bestselling author Kathi Daley brings you a heartwarming mystery series about finding answers and fostering hope while building friendships and embracing the magic of life by the sea and small town holidays.

Ainsley Holloway came to Gooseberry Bay to find answers about her past. She came to find an explanation for the dreams that had haunted her after the death of the cop who’d both rescued and raised her, and she came to find the identity of the family she couldn’t remember but assumed at one point she’d been part of.

She hoped that by finding these answers she’d also find healing. She hoped that once she exorcised the memories buried deep in her mind, she’d find peace.

The Cottage at Gooseberry Bay is a series about, not only finding answers, but finding hope. It’s a story about family and friendship, and it’s a story about the ties that bind one resident of a small close knit community to another. It’s a series about shared holidays, festivals, and celebrations. It’s a series about shared heartbreak and hardship as well. And it’s a series about the bond that can be forged amongst strangers when tragedy binds two or more individuals with a common goal.

In book 2 in the series, Ainsley finally meets Adam Winchester. Intent of finding the answers she came to Washington to unveil in the first place, she begins to initiate herself into his life. Adam seems to have his own set of demons to deal with and isn’t nearly as cooperative as Ainsley hoped he’d be, but she’d dealt with men harboring inner demons before and she knew that with enough time and the right approach she’d break him.

Meanwhile, while digging into the histories of the founding families at the local library, she comes across an article that mentions a local tragedy which occurred five Thanksgiving’s ago. Ainsley figures she can use a distraction while waiting for Adam to come around to her way of thinking, so she gets the gang together and asks them if they would be interested in a joint effort to help her solve this cold case mystery. As they had a few weeks earlier when researching the death of a local clerk, they enthusiastically join Ainsley in her mission to find the answers that no one previously seems to have been able to uncover.   (Goodreads)


The characters are well rounded and well developed.  Ainsley has become very good friends with Parker, Josie and Jemma.  They make a very good investigative team, they all have different skills that they bring.  Ainsley is still trying to figure out what the dreams that she is having means and who the women are that she keeps seeing in those dreams.  And they have found a cold case that they want to look into, so that is what they are working on.  

The writing style does smoothly and the book is an easy read.  If you have read any of this author’s other books, you know that she excels in her descriptive writing and that helps to make her books more enjoyable.  You also know that she has more than one mystery to solve, which makes the book twice as nice.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery.  I am sure that book three will answer all of more of our questions.

Cottage on Gooseberry Bay: Thanksgiving Past by [Kathi Daley]

Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours–Paws For Concern

Paws for Concern (A Canine Confections Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Publisher: Donelson Press (August 22, 2020)
Paperback: 264 pages
ISBN-10: 1944066373
ISBN-13: 978-1944066376
Digital ASIN: B08GJBM98M

Purchase Links  – Amazon – B&N 

I’m so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for author  Amy Hueston  and her new book Paws for Concern.  This is the first book in her A Canine Confections Mystery Series. I read it and thought it was good.

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Paws for Concern (A Canine Confections Mystery)
by Amy Hueston

Paws for Concern is a “doggone” delightful start to this new series, from the adorable cover to the very last page.
~Reading Is My SuperPower

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Life is good for Samantha Armstrong. She left her cheating boyfriend, settled into her cozy cottage on her Aunt Mary’s Palm Beach estate and is finally opening Canine Confections, her dream dog bakery on the ritzy Worth Avenue.

But Samantha’s happy new life goes doggone crazy when Palm Beach resident and pastry shop owner Whitney Goodwin is found dead on Canine Confections’ floor, whisking Samantha into the middle of a murder investigation. The only bright spot is that she finds herself adopting Whitney’s loveable dog Sweet Pea.

As the killer strikes again, it’s obvious that the shopkeepers on Worth Avenue are the target. Samantha’s impatience won’t let sleeping dogs lie. She takes it upon herself to move things along by padding around town with Sweet Pea and sniffing out clues to clear her name and Canine Confections’ reputation—before it is too late …

Includes a recipe from Chef Sarah Deters at the test kitchen of Three Dog Bakery, the original bakery for dogs!

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The characters are well developed and well rounded.  I enjoyed  getting to meet Samantha and her Aunt Mary.  Although her aunt has money, she does not flaunt it and is very down to earth.  Samantha had benefited from Aunt Mary’s money because she was able to open her dog bakery, Canine Confections.  But just as she is about to open her bakery, Samantha finds a dead body in there.  Now Samantha has to find the killer so she can open the bakery and put the murder behind her.   She will have some help from Tracy, a wanna-be reporter and her employee, and Sweet Pea, the victim’s dog.  

The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and these descriptions pulled me into the story from the very beginning.  The author’s descriptions of Palm Beach made the area come alive in my mind’s eye.   The mystery was well plotted and held my interest throughout the book.  There were enough suspects to consider and  clues to sift through.  

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery.  I am looking forward to reading the next one in the series.

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

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Author Amy Hueston writes mini-mysteries for Woman’s World when she isn’t writing mysteries and suspense books. Paws for Concern is the first book in A Canine Confections Mystery series.

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New Releases For The Week Of October 25th, 2020–Part 4

Case of the Curious Crystals (Lucky Lexie Mysteries Book 2) by [Shanna Swendson]

Small-time Crime, Big-time Danger

Of all the crimes to plague the idyllic small town of Stirling Mills, Texas, Lexie Lincoln never expected jewelry theft. But thieves are breaking into local homes, stealing cheap costume jewelry and stirring up paranoia. When a ghost suggests that the jewelry may be more valuable than anyone realizes, Lexie finds herself delving into forgotten chapters of the town’s strange history.

It seems the jewelry might actually be valuable to those with the ability to use its power, and that poses a real danger as the crimes escalate. Lexie needs to track down the thieves before they can use the gems for nefarious purposes—and before the town tears itself apart with fear and suspicion. She can’t exactly tell local cop Wes Mosby that she’s getting hot tips from ghosts, so it’s up to her to crack the case, stop the thieves, and foil their sinister agenda in time to save the town’s spring festival.

Another Lucky Lexie mystery by the author of the Enchanted, Inc. series. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Emperor's New Quilt: A Taylor Quinn Quilt Shop Mystery (The Taylor Quinn Quilt Shop Mysteries Book 5) by [Tess Rothery]

A mysterious abandoned quilt. A sinister string of murders. Can this amateur sleuth follow the pattern to catch the killer?

After much hard work, Taylor Quinn is finally finding relief from the trauma of losing her mom. Invited to help solve the mystery of an abandoned quilt, she agrees to take on the pleasant distraction. But her innocent investigation leads her straight to a dead body with a pair of sewing shears stuck in its back.

When two journalists reporting on the stabbing are taken out the same way, Taylor faces her worst fear: A monster is targeting everyone she’s talked to about the quilt. Desperate to prevent more deaths, she starts building a patchwork of clues. But piecing them together might land her in an early grave.

Can Taylor uncover the villain before her life is cut short?

Emperor’s New Quilt is the exciting fifth book in the quirky and lovable Taylor Quinn Quilt Shop Mystery Series. If you like witty dialogue, charming settings, and stitching together the truth, then you’ll love Tess Rothery’s page-turning whodunit.

Buy Emperor’s New Quilt today to sew up a chilling case! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle. Paperback

The Halloween Truth Spell: Cozy Mystery (The Kitchen Witch Book 15) by [Morgana Best]

A truth spell is an honest mistake . . .

When the demanding Marina Mercer forces Amelia to do a truth spell over shares in a goldmine, Amelia expects nothing will go wrong. But when Marina’s tenant is murdered in gold blood, Marina’s boyfriend becomes the prime suspect.

Now Alder is furious at Amelia for once again finding herself an Australian Sherlock Holmes searching for nuggets of information—but she can’t worry about that now. The real murderer is difficult to dig up, and with half the townspeople  telling the truth, Amelia is starting to suspect that the truth won’t set you free, but plunge you into trouble.

The Halloween Truth Spell is Book 15 in this cozy mystery series from USA Today Bestselling author, Morgana Best. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Pumpkin Blend (A Paramour Bay Cozy Paranormal Mystery Book 14) by [Kennedy Layne]

Pumpkin tea blends aren’t the only things that are being stirred up in the next baffling whodunit of the Paramour Bay Mysteries by USA Today Bestselling Author Kennedy Layne…

All Hallows’ Eve is only a fortnight away, and the residents of Paramour Bay can’t wait to get their hands on all the candy corn, caramel apples, and pumpkin tea blends this fall season. As a matter of fact, the highly anticipated Halloween Festival is about to kick off in town square with the reveal of the largest pumpkin that has ever been grown in their very own local pumpkin patch.

There’s only one itsy-bitsy problem—someone has stolen the town’s prized jack-o-lantern! Raven ropes Leo into solving another mystery, but he goes all in when he realizes that a pilfered pumpkin is the least of their worries!

Fill up your candy bowl, grab your favorite pumpkin-flavored drink, and get ready to solve the perplexing case of the missing prized pumpkin! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

A Deal to Die For by [Suzie Sarkozy]

In her debut novel, Susie Sarkozy expertly captures the inner workings of an automobile dealership through the eyes of a delightful heroine, Birdie Alton, the only female car salesperson in the Automall. The well-drawn, colorful characters entertain the reader through the author’s keen sense of humor as Birdie finds herself caught up in the drama of the cut-throat automobile business. The murder of a male adversary at the dealership tests her fortitude and ingenuity and quickly moves the book from a fascinating and humorous study of a female trying to survive in a man’s world to a page turner you won’t be able to put down. Highly recommended! —DUKE SOUTHARD, award-winning author of The Fallacy of Closure and the Detective Parker Havenot series (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Fair Trade (Barks & Beans Cafe Cozy Mystery Book 3) by [Heather Day Gilbert]

BOOK THREE in the ALL-NEW BARKS & BEANS CAFE cozy mystery series!!

Welcome to the Barks & Beans Cafe, a quaint place where folks pet shelter dogs while enjoying a cup of java…and where murder sometimes pays a visit.

With the one-year anniversary of the now-successful Barks & Beans Cafe approaching, siblings Macy and Bo Hatfield set up an iced coffee booth at the state fair. Taking a break from brewing, Macy bumps into Carolina, a long-lost childhood friend who’s now sitting pretty as a country superstar. Macy tries not to fangirl too hard when her old friend extends an invitation to meet the rest of the Carolina Crush band before their opening show.

But when Carolina falls victim to not one, but two near-death experiences, Macy takes it upon herself to find out who has it in for her old friend. Fortified with plenty of roasted corn, cinnamon rolls, and her brother’s signature iced maple latte, Macy takes to the Ferris wheel to get the lay of the land from the air. She discovers too late that this year’s fair isn’t all fun and games…but she’s already locked in for the ride.

Join siblings Macy and Bo Hatfield as they sniff out crimes in their hometown…with plenty of dogs along for the ride! The Barks & Beans Cafe cozy mystery series features a small town, an amateur sleuth, and no swearing or graphic scenes.

The Barks & Beans Cafe cozy mystery series in order:
Book 1: No Filter
Book 2: Iced Over
Book 3: Fair Trade (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Potion for your Thoughts (Pacific North Witches Book 5) by [Samantha Silver]

Escape to the Pacific Northwest, where magic and mountains meet murder and mayhem.

Ali’s life is going pretty well. Almost too well. And sure enough, her win streak comes flying to a halt when an elf is killed in Mt. Rheanier and Willow is accused of the murder.

Swearing to clear her best friend’s name, Ali finds herself once again at odds with the Enforcers as she insists on solving this murder. But the closer she gets to solving the crime, the closer she gets to becoming the killer’s next target as well. Will Ali solve the murder and clear Willow’s name before it’s too late?

Potion for your Thoughts is the fifth book in the Pacific North Witches series of humorous paranormal cozy mystery novels. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Brooms Away (Arabella Black Paranormal Cozy Mysteries Book 1) by [D. A. Kelly, D. A. Kelly ]

Fun, wacky with spit-your-drink laugh-out-loud moments, Brooms Away will have you up way past your bedtime.

An enchanted world. A missing sister. And suspects with dangerous supernatural abilities around every corner.  

When Arabella Black is swept away to a fantastic and faraway land by her cat, who she thought was an everyday Maine coon, she discovers everything she knew about her life was a lie. The biggest lie of all: she’s not human. Not even close. And to top that off, her sister is missing, her family home is threatened and a mysterious shapeshifter is following her. So what’s a half-banshee, half-dryad to do, but get her sleuth on.

Can Arabella harness her new powers to unlock her family heritage, help her sister and save the family home in this place of secrets and sorcery?  

If you like murder with a splash of magic, a dollop of wonder and a cast of quirky characters then you’ll love book one in D. A. Kelly’s new fantasy cozy mystery series. 

Unlock the fun of Brooms Away today! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Dead and Breakfast: Paranormal Cozy Mystery (Visions & Victims Book 1) by [Lily Webb]

You made your bed, now die in it…

Bored barista Selena Smith’s life is so normal it hurts — until an eccentric old woman claiming to be her aunt appears in the cafe. She insists on Selena coming to work at the Kindred Spirits Inn, her remote bed-and-breakfast. The only problem? The inn and its guests are anything but normal.

When Selena arrives at Kindred Spirits, she discovers magic radiating from the inn’s every surface, paranormal patrons prowling its halls, and an inexplicable new ability to see flashes of the past.

But Selena’s newfound powers aren’t spiriting away all the guests. Someone — or something — lurking in Kindred Spirits is desperate to exorcise her from the inn before she exposes all the skeletons hanging in the closet of Room 666.

Will Selena’s psychic sleuthing lead her to the truth? Or will the killer make sure she checks out for good?

Dead and Breakfast is the first book in the Visions and Victims series of paranormal cozy mysteries. If haunted hotels, visceral visions, and supernatural suspects get your wand waving, then you’re sure to fall under the spell of this new spinoff series that expands Lily Webb’s magical universe.

Buy Dead and Breakfast to start speaking with the spirits of Starfall Valley today!

Editions Available: Kindle

Libraries and Labradors (A Magic Library Mystery Book 3) by [Hillary Avis]

Stolen memories. Stolen lives. How far will she go to get it all back?

Some women want their husband to remember their anniversary. Allison just wants hers to remember her name. The library of memories she guards may hold the key. If she can return Paul’s memories to the magical books, she just might get her life back, too.

The question is—how far will she go to get what she wants?

If you like small-town settings, love stories that transcend memory, and twisty magical mysteries, you’ll love Libraries & Labradors, the third and final book in the Magic Library Mystery series.

This series is best enjoyed in order:

Tomes & Terriers (Book 1)
Pages & Pyrenees (Book 2)
Libraries & Labradors (Book 3) (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

A Case for the Toy Maker (Ainsley McGregor Book 3) by [Candace Havens]

Ho. Ho. No…

It’s Christmas in Sweet River, Texas, and the whole town is feeling festive apart from Ainsley McGregor. Ainsley has never enjoyed the holidays and would rather ignore them, but with her shop Bless Your Art busier than ever and filled with happy shoppers, even she’s feeling some Christmas spirit. That is, until her Great Dane, George Clooney, sniffs out a dead body in the Santa House at the Christmas Festival.

When one of her favorite crafters becomes the prime suspect, Ainsley is determined to prove his innocence. The case is full of so many twists and turns that even Ainsley begins to fear the truth. Is she protecting a killer?

With help from her friends and some extremely nosey townsfolk, Ainsley and her dog hurry to find the truth––as long as they can outwit and outrun the killer first. Otherwise, this Christmas might just be her last. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Festive Mayhem: Ten Stories of Holiday Mystery, Crime, and Suspense by [Carolyn Marie Wilkins, S.G. Wong, Elizabeth Wilkerson, Stella Oni, Kia Dennis, Forest Issac Jones, Delia C. Pitts, Myra Jolivet, Jennifer J. Chow, Paige Sleuth]

Ten crime writers of color have teamed up to offer you the gift of escape this holiday season. From Christmas crime capers to Thanksgiving thrillers, historical hard-boiled to contemporary cozies, mystery fans of all genres will find something to love in this limited-time collection of exclusive, never-before-published seasonal short stories.

What you’ll find inside:

  • “The New Year’s Hex” by Carolyn Marie Wilkins. Carrie McFarland finds her New Year’s plans derailed when a psychic vision pulls the 1920s African American amateur sleuth into someone’s evil scheme.
  • “Pipe Dreams” by S.G. Wong. In this hard-boiled Crescent City short story, infatuation and passion drive Minnie Chen straight into danger as she tries to best the City’s most glamorous private detective in a reimagined 1930s-era Chinese Los Angeles.
  • “A Christmas Tip” by Elizabeth Wilkerson. A surprise Christmas bonus becomes too tempting for Philadelphia nursing assistant Brianna Byers to resist—even if accepting requires some skillful skirting of the law.
  • “The Stranger in the House” by Stella Oni. This London House Mystery prequel stars Elizabeth Ojo, a Nigerian housekeeper at a posh guest house, who finds her Christmas intersecting with that of a mysterious resident in trouble.
  • “What Lies Inside” by Kia Dennis. A tormented university professor falls deeper and deeper into a destructive obsession in this harrowing tale of love and longing.
  • “A Pub, Bed & Breakfast & A Dead Body” by Forest Issac Jones. A dark past becomes the deadly present when North Carolina police detective Ike Coates and his intrepid young partner are tasked with determining the cause of a suspicious death.
  • “A Deadly First” by Delia C. Pitts. Thanksgiving takes a fatal turn when New York private eye SJ Rook finds himself thrust into his first murder case in this darkly atmospheric tale of noir.
  • “The Holiday Murder Mélange” by Myra Jolivet. This Sarah Doucette Jean-Louis short story follows the Creole P.I. around the San Francisco Bay Area on her quest to figure out who killed a man outside of her office.
  • “Those Holiday Blues” by Jennifer J. Chow. Jasmine, aka “Jazz,” can’t escape the tragic past when an old boyfriend asks to meet on the anniversary of his mother’s death.
  • “Holiday Holdup” by Paige Sleuth. In this Cozy Cat Caper Mystery Short, Imogene Little gets tangled up in a Christmas Eve bank robbery orchestrated by none other than Santa Claus himself.

This anthology is only available for a short time, so grab it now before it’s gone. It would be criminal to miss it! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

The Pink Pumpkin Party: Paranormal Cozy Mystery (A Witch's Cove Mystery Book 7) by [Vella Day]

How can a perfectly planned Halloween party go really, really wrong? Easy. A dead body shows up in my decorated coffin. Welcome to my witchy world.

Hi, I’m Glinda Goodall, the good witch from the south, who is a hopeless snoop turned amateur sleuth. I had one job this October, and that was to decorate for the annual Halloween fest at my aunt’s restaurant. It was organized to the max: ghosts floating on the ceiling, a coffin with a vampire, and a small cemetery surrounded by pink painted pumpkins. Spooky yet festive.

Just my luck, someone was murdered at the party. I might not have inserted myself into the investigation had the corpse not been a very important person to our family. At first, it seemed like an open and shut case since several witnesses saw Spiderman kill the vampire. The problem? A ton of guests had similar outfits. What was worse was that many people were dressed as vampires–just like the dead guy. The big question was whether our friend was the intended victim or not.

With the help from my psychic cousin and my talented computer expert business partner, we’re sure to get to the bottom of this. So, stop in at the Tiki Hut Grill for a cup of java, and you just might see me. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

The Bride and Doom (A Wedding Crashers Mystery Book 1) by [Erin Scoggins]

She can’t skip town until her aunt makes it to the altar. When a killer crashes the party, can she save the bride-to-be from honeymooning in jail?

Glory Wells thinks her life can’t get much worse after her con artist husband runs away with her money and her pride. Low on self-respect and high on misery, she reluctantly returns to her small hometown for her eccentric aunt’s fourth trip down the aisle. But she finds herself in hot oil when the wedding planner is discovered dangling from the ship’s mast like the fresh catch of the day.

With her food-loving aunt as the prime suspect, Glory sets out to rustle up the truth. But a pirate-themed wedding, a bedazzled chicken, and a zany cast of characters from her past may be a recipe for disaster. And as Glory struggles to manage this homicidal mutiny, the culprit simmers frighteningly close to home.

Can she pick up the pieces of her life, survive two weeks of Southern-fried family time, and solve the puzzle before she’s the next overcooked victim?

The Bride and Doom is the hilarious first entry in the Wedding Crashers humorous cozy mystery series. If you like outrageous hijinks, small-town gossip, and a sprinkle of Southern charm, you’ll love this lighthearted whodunit.

Buy The Bride and Doom to say “I do” to death today! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Murder Comes to Call (A Beryl and Edwina Mystery Book 4) by [Jessica Ellicott]

The lean years following World War I can lead to desperate acts—even in the quiet English village of Walmsley Parva. When a series of burglaries seems to culminate in murder, brash American Beryl Helliwell and proper Brit Edwina Davenport are eager to solve the case . . .

World-renowned adventuress Beryl Helliwell cited for “reckless” motoring? Why, the very idea! Constable Gibbs just has it in for her. The solution? Charm the magistrate, of course. But days after Beryl’s appearance before the bench, she and Edwina pay a visit to the magistrate only to find his home ransacked and the man himself lying dead at the bottom of a grand staircase.
Given the state of the house, his death appears to be connected to a rash of robberies in the village. Declan O’Shea, the handsome helper Beryl hired to assist their aged gardener Simpkins, falls under suspicion after having had his own run-in with the magistrate—but mostly, Beryl believes, because he’s Irish.
While unofficially looking into the magistrate’s murder, the ladies are hired in their official capacity as private inquiry agents to find census reports that have gone missing. Is someone trying to hide something from the census takers—and could that theft have anything to do with the magistrate’s death? Beryl and Edwina are once again in fine form as they engage in a little reckless sleuthing to bring these assorted mysteries to a speedy conclusion. . . . (Amazon)

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Little Shop of Borrows by [Suzy Turner]

After spending a year perfecting his knitting skills in the Peruvian mountains, Taren Winn-Jones returns to England to transform his late Nanna’s house into a yarn shop. But when he discovers it has quite literally vanished, he doesn’t know what to do. Luckily for him, he has just befriended a strange young woman heading to the mysterious hamlet of Willow Tree Farm…

Sadie Thornton is following her father’s instructions. “If I disappear, you must find your way to the Winterbournes of Willow Tree Farm”. Well, her father has gone, so she’s had no choice but to leave the Tibetan monks behind and fly halfway across the world to start afresh with a family harbouring a badly kept secret—that they are, in fact, witches.

When it becomes apparent that a murder has been committed, a house has been stolen and ghosts are hanging around, three generations of the Winterbournes will do everyone in their power to protect their new friends and if that means waging a war against Cinnamon Grove’s obnoxious Mayor, then so be it.

Little Shop of Borrows is the first full-length novel in The Winterbourne Witches series. If you like quirky characters, magical mysteries and moments that will have you laughing out loud, then you’ll love Suzy Turner’s Little Shop of Borrows. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

New Releases For The Week Of October 25, 2020–Part 3

Murder and Rock 'n' Roll: a 1950s cozy historical mystery (A Rosa Reed Mystery Book 5) by [Lee Strauss, Norm Strauss]

Brand New 1950s Cozy Mystery series by USA TODAY bestselling author Lee Strauss!

Murder is a hit!

It’s the summer of 1956 and Private Investigator Rosa Reed (former Woman Police Constable from the London Metropolitan Police) attends her first rock and roll concert featuring the young and upcoming music sensation Elvis Presley. The high note goes sour when a press photographer is found dead onstage and Rosa is called in to investigate. When the apparent suicide is deemed to be a murder, she is once again called upon to work side by side with her former flame, Detective Miguel Belmonte. Will Rosa keep her heart in line and find the killer before she has to sing the blues?

If you love early rock & roll, poodle skirts, clever who-dun-its, a charming cat and an even more charming detective, you’re going to love this new series!


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

A brand new 1950s series!


Murder at High Tide (Book 1)

Murder on the Boardwalk (Book 2)

Murder at the Bomb Shelter (Book 3)

Murder on Location (Book 4)

Murder and Rock ‘n Roll (Book 5)

Murder at the Races (Book 6)

Hop aboard the 1920s!


Murder on the SS Rosa (Book 1)

Murder at Hartigan House (Book 2)

Murder at Bray Manor (Book 3)

Murder at Feathers & Flair (Book 4)

Murder at the Mortuary (Book 5)

Murder at Kensington Gardens (Book 6)

Murder at st. George’s Church (Book 7)

The Wedding of Ginger & Basil (Book 7.5)

Murder Aboard the Flying Scotsman (Book 8)

Murder at the Boat Club (Book 9)

Murder on Eaton Square (Book 10)

Murder by Plum Pudding (Book 11)

Murder on Fleet Street (Book 12)

Murder at Brighton Beach (Book 13)

Murder at Hyde Park (Book 14)

Murder at Royal Albert Hall (Book 15)

~more on the way!

Don’t miss LADY GOLD INVESTIGATES, the short story companion series!

Genre: cat cozy mystery series / historical mystery / women amateur sleuths / female detectives (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle,Paperback

The Wicked Fringe of Mystery: A Severine DuNoir Historical Cozy Adventure (The Mysteries of Severine DuNoir Book 4) by [Beth Byers]

November 1925

Severine DuNoir has discovered who has been hunting her.  Now she needs to discover why.  As the foes circle each other, their friends and family get drawn into the conflict.  

Just who can Severine trust?  How can she stop him?  And what will happen to those she loves if she fails?  She’s all too afraid the answer is one she won’t be able to live with. 

Book FOUR in the Mysteries of Severine DuNoir.  These historical adventures are playful with a lightly spooky edge. In the coming stories, Severine will discover more than she expected, but her sight will never turn from uncovering just what happened to her parents, not even for the dashing, Grayson Thorne. Join Severine as she peels back the layers of history and memory all while creating a future of her own.  (Amazon)

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One Minute to Midnight: Magic and Mayhem Universe (Midnight Chronicles Book 1) by [Jane Hinchey]

To protect the townsfolk of Assjacket, West Virginia, from my out of control, wonky magic, I’m unceremoniously thrown in the magic pokey. Until Baba Yaga herself offers me a lifeline. With conditions. Accept the role of magic bounty hunter or remain in the pokey indefinitely.

My first assignment? Track down a witch suspected of practicing blood magic. Armed with rusty investigative skills and a shaky handle on my magic, I’m determined to bring the rogue witch to justice and prove everyone in Assjacket wrong.

The trail takes me to New Orleans, and just when the witch is within reach, she slips away, leaving a dead body at my feet. Fortunately for me, smokin’ hot local cop Jax Lincoln is on the case. Unfortunately for me, I’m his number one suspect.

Now I not only need to find the rogue witch but clear my name and prove to everyone back home that I’m not the disaster they think I am.

With All Hallows Eve fast approaching, I’m determined to one: get a handle on my magic before I blow up another building, two: apprehend the dark witch before she releases any more of her doodoo with the voodoo, and three: convince Jax that setting his pants on fire was purely accidental and that I’m not that bad a witch, I promise.

Meet magical bounty hunter, Midnight, in book one of the Midnight Chronicles, and part of the Magic & Mayhem Universe. Full of mystery, romance, and laughs, this book is suitable for lovers of cozy mystery and paranormal women’s fiction. (Amazon)

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The Christmas Carol: A Jayne Sinclair Genealogical Mystery (Jayne Sinclair Genealogical Mysteries Book 8) by [M J  Lee]

When an antique dealer asks Jayne Sinclair, genealogical investigator, to discover the provenance of a first edition of Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol, she is faced with a unique challenge.

How does she find the family of the man in the hand-written dedication when all she has his name, a place, Victorian Manchester,  and a date, December 19, 1843?

She has just three days to uncover the truth before the auction. Even worse, she faces spending her own Christmas alone, not something she is looking forward to at all.

Jayne is in a race against time to find the family of the man, his relationship to Dickens and the reason why the author wrote the dedication.

Can she discover the truth behind a Christmas past to deliver a Christmas present? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Spells and Spooks (Witch Haven Mystery - a fun cozy witch paranormal mystery series Book 1) by [K.E. O'Connor]

Welcome to Witch Haven. Where nothing is quite what it seems.

I’m back in the last place I want to be. A place where my magic went rogue, and people died. Witch Haven should be a haven, but I messed that up big time.

I have no friends to help me. No family left. And not even a witch’s familiar to keep me on the right path.

Magic used to flow through me, but now I’m a lone witch, drained of power and hoping I can sneak into Witch Haven, clear up the mess my stepmom left behind, and get out alive.

If the villagers find out I’m here, I’ll be hunted down. If the Magic Council catch me using anything more powerful than a light spell, I’ll go back to jail. And if my guilt doesn’t choke me, the gnomes will.

So yeah. Home sweet home never felt so unwelcoming.


Welcome to a new cozy witch paranormal mystery series, full of magic and puzzles to solve. Meet failed witch, Indigo Ash, as she struggles to get over her past and stay alive, along with a cast of quirky, fun characters who will entertain you throughout this book.

Books in this series:
Spells and Spooks
Hexes and Haunts
Curses and Corpses (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Vengeful Vellum (Cozy Corgi Mysteries Book 19) by [Mildred Abbott]

Scrapbooks of memories, tragic history, and town council elections are a deadly combination…

The final hurrah of the summer tourist season coincides with Estes Park’s commemoration of the Big Thompson Canyon flood and the results of the contentious town council election. As the warm evening gathering for somber remembrance wraps up with dramatic election announcements, the surprises involve shouts of anger… and murder.

Following a trail of blackmail, Winifred Page discovers a crime with more twists and turns than the Cozy Corgi Bookshop’s mystery room can handle. But as a scrapbook featured in the crafting club illustrates, there is no case Fred and her corgi sidekick, Watson, can’t unravel.

Secrets are revealed and dark history uncovered, thanks to a group of avid scrapbook aficionados. And Fred will need all the dirty chai lattes the Cozy Corgi Bakery can craft if she is to find the threat buried somewhere in the past or living and breathing in one of the charming shops on Elkhorn Avenue…

(This culinary cozy mystery includes a recipe for a breathtaking Peach and Vanilla Bean Pie.)

Editions Available: Kindle

Death of a Yorkshire Pudding: Albert Smith's Culinary Capers Recipe 5 by [steve higgs]

I am loving this series. Mystery, crime, and some comedy. It is all I could ask for and a whole lot more.

After the drama in Biggleswade, our crime-busting duo head to York for the annual Yorkshire pudding competition and a well-earned rest …

… well fat chance of that because they interrupt a violent robbery before they can even get to the venue.

When Albert realises he’s stumbled across something much bigger than a random mugging, he decides, for once, to leave the crime-solving to the locals. Fate, however, laughs at his plans, thrusting him and faithful canine companion, Rex Harrison, into the thick of things just as the first body is found.

Is the coveted prize for the best Yorkshire pudding driving the competitors to the most extreme lengths? Will the team attempting to break the world record for the biggest Yorkshire pudding succeed or is someone trying to scupper their chances? One thing is for sure – one body always leads to another.

There’s mystery afoot, and Rex has his nose to the ground. He’ll solve the crime to be sure, but will he be able to lead the humans to the criminals in time?

Don’t miss out! Grab your copy now and join the adventure as Rex and Albert take on their craziest mystery yet!

Baking. It can get a guy killed. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

A Pattern of Death (The Dickinson Sisters Mysteries Book 2) by [Blythe Baker]

The other sister has a secret…

Danger descends from above when the Dickinson sisters hire a chimney sweep who is not what he appears. With a sudden death throwing the village into turmoil, Lily vows to see justice done, even if her younger sister is too blinded by romance to be of much help.

But with the killer closing in, will Lily’s preoccupation with murder expose a hidden truth she has long concealed from Iris? (Amazon)

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The Slaying of Joe Foster (DCI Cook Thriller Series Book 13) by [Phillip Strang]

No one challenged Joe Foster in life, not if they valued theirs. And then, the gangster is slain, his criminal empire up for grabs..

A power vacuum; the Foster family is fighting for control, the other gangs in the area aiming to poach the trade in illegal drugs, to carve up the empire that the father had created.

It has all the makings of a war on the streets, something nobody wants, not even the other gangs.

Terry Foster, the eldest son of Joe, the man who should take control, doesn’t have the temperament of his father, nor the wisdom. His solution is slash and burn, and it’s not going to work, and people are going to get hurt, some of them are going to die. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle. Paperback

Cauldrons and Corpses (A Cumberpatch Cove Mystery Book 3) by [Nola Robertson]

What could be more frightening than the arrival of the bewitching season… A grandmother with a penchant for trouble and an urn filled with ashes.

Cumberpatch Cove is gearing up for Halloween, and so is the Spencer family. When a tarot reading leads to a bubbling cauldron and a suspicious death, Rylee ends up with a new ghost and a murder to solve.

Rylee knows that keeping her spirit seeing ability hidden in a place filled with paranormal enthusiasts can be difficult. Keeping the information from the town’s handsome detective, now that they are dating, proves to be even more challenging. Especially when she’s the one who finds the victim in his latest case.

Can Rylee and her friends prove that creaking doors and unexplained footsteps are linked to a real killer, or will her newest ghostly entity end up haunting her home forever? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Fashion Forward Murder (A Ryli Sinclair Mystery Book 12) by [Jenna St. James]
A Fashionista’s Dream Come True…
A Twelve-year-old Gang Leader…
Takedowns that will leave you laughing!

When Ryli and Aunt Shirley agree to take on a PI job for local bakery owner and friend, Becca Hunt, they figure it’s a simple matter of finding Becca’s ex-husband and delivering paperwork. Seems simple enough. But when the ex turns up dead, everything changes. Soon Ryli, Aunt Shirley, and Bevie are dragged into the seedy underbelly of fashion, greed, and murder. Can the girls discover who killed Becca’s ex before another fashionista turns up dead? And more importantly, will Aunt Shirley get to use her newest weapon in her massive collection? Join the girls as they chase down a killer, attend the twins’ half birthday party, and tangle with a group of twelve-year-old gang members. But just when everything seems right with the world, Ryli gets news that leaves her shattered. Can she deal with this latest blow? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

The Deepest Dark: A Miranda Riley Paranormal Cozy Mystery (Miranda Riley Paranormal Cozy Mystery Series Book 6) by [Dianne Harman, Krystal Doolittle]

Men going missing.
Talk of spiderwebs,
A beautiful temptress,
And a Jorogumo.
They’re rarely seen outside of Japan.
Surely there couldn’t be one in Little Feather, could there?

When men go missing, and the only clue is a purported spiderweb, Miranda has no choice but to consider that it’s the work of a Jorogumo, a huge, terrifying spider.

Life isn’t all that easy when you’re a Paranormal Private Investigator involved with a Police Chief who’s convinced the paranormal world doesn’t exist. When he sees it up close and first hand, Jack knows that Miranda hasn’t been entirely truthful about her profession. Not that great for a relationship in its early stages.

At times like this, Miranda’s glad she has Hank, a loveable little Corgi, to snuggle with! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Down for the Count (Witches Be Crazy Cozy Witch Mystery Series Book 6) by [Constance Barker]

An Evil Spirit Trapped in an Antique Beer Stein

Someone new is pursuing Helga’s affections. Does Jacob have something to worry about? Perhaps, but there’s something more sinister to be concerned about. A death has occurred and Helga isn’t sure if an evil spirit has taken part or if someone is trying to frame it. How does one frame an evil spirit? Very carefully. And is the death even what it appears to be?

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

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Witchy Omens (Witches of Shadow Lane Paranormal Cozy Mystery Book 5) by [Misty Bane]

Full description coming soon!

Eligible bachelors turning into frogs.
A woman making herself at home with a family of dwarves.
A bride-to-be who has fallen into a deep slumber.
And a guy who won’t quit asking everyone to try on a shoe.

The citizens of Mystic Key have always been strange, but something is really off this time. It doesn’t take long for the Witches of Shadow Lane to figure it out, but removing the strong curse plaguing most of the town won’t be that easy.
If they have any hope of freeing everyone, they’ll have to hurry before the curse makes it way to Shadow Lane and picks them off one-by-one…
Well, that is if the knockoff villians don’t get there first.

Witches of Shadow Lane series:
Witchy Business, Book 1
Witchy Orders, Book 2
Witchy Secrets, Book, 3
Witchy Warnings, Book 4
Witchy Omens, Book 5 (Amazon)

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Creepy Hollow (Agatha Bright Mysteries Book 5) by [Elise Sax]

In this last installment of the Agatha Bright Mysteries, all will be revealed.
Agatha Bright must solve the mystery of her Auntie Prudence’s mysterious death and bring John back from oblivion. It turns out that the two tasks are related, and Agatha is thrust into a battle between good and evil, love and hate.
In order to secure her future and find her happy ending, she must right the wrongs of the past and maybe bring one or two people back from the dead. With help from her friends and family, Agatha must pull from all her resources for this final battle.
Agatha Bright Mysteries…Agatha Bright has a delicious recipe for murder.
Agatha Bright Mysteries are funny small-town mysteries with a dose of witchcraft.
“Elise Sax will win your heart.”—New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis
“Sax will make you laugh. Her larger-than-life characters jump off the page and make crazy seem like a fun place to hang out.”—New York Times bestselling author Christie Craig
“With quirky characters reminiscent of Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series and a small-town heroine redolent of Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse” –RT Book Reviews

“Fans of laugh-out-loud romantic suspense will enjoy this new author as she joins the ranks of Janet Evanovich, Katie MacAllister, and Jennifer Crusie.”—Booklist, on An Affair to Dismember
“A lighthearted and amusing caper with a sexy side order of romance . . . Gladie is an endearing mess of a character, and the book is fast-paced and amusing, with a large cast of quirky, small-town characters.”—Kirkus Reviews, on Matchpoint
“There’s plenty for fans to enjoy in Sax’s third Matchmaker installment, complete with energetic narration, zany humor and a mystery that’s as engaging as the details of Gladie’s love life.”—RT Book Reviews, on Love Game (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Last Drop of Death: A small town cozy mystery (Diana Blaise Mysteries Book 2) by [Elle Dalton]

There’s another wedding at the Ivory Rose Hotel in Shadow Creek.

The beach wedding reception Diana Blaise organized for an up and coming actress is like a scene from a fairytale.

Aunt Jolene is at a sleep retreat in Cabo San Lucas, leaving her in charge of the wedding event.

As Diana supervises everything, the knot in the pit of her stomach refuses to unravel. It’s almost a year since a murder happened at the hotel, and she’s still waiting for the other shoe to drop.

Before the night is over, Diana’s worst nightmare comes to life.

The bride is dead, poisoned during the toast.

While struggling to navigate her romantic feelings for Ervin, and to deal with an incompetent and undermining assistant, Diana must unravel the truth before Aunt Jolene hears about the murder and decides to shut down the hotel for good.

Diana needs all the help she can get, and Clover, the cat, is ready to offer some furry assistance. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

New Releases For The Week Of October 25, 2020–Part 2

Summer vacation is usually a time to relax and enjoy family. For François and his sons this particular vacation will be their most memorable yet…and also maybe their last.

After hours of endless traffic jams, François and his children—Kevin, the withdrawn teenager, and Baptiste who doesn’t care for anything but his dog Hermione—finally arrive at their vacation destination in a village located in the South of France. But the tranquility of their stay is quickly compromised, not only by the heated relationship between François and his wife, Clara, but especially by the sudden disappearance of Hermione, who is not the only missing canine in the area…

François quickly finds himself under the fire of suspicion, and his relaxing vacation becomes a spell of unrelenting psychological torment. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Paperback

Into The Fire: A Gripping Amateur Sleuth Mystery (A Rose Trudeau Mystery Book 1) by [Adrienne Giordano, Mary Jo  Briscione]

As a junior reporter ostracized by her coworkers and community in North Dakota, RaeLynn Demming has something to prove. A decades-old arson that killed over one hundred people on the island of La Paradisio might be her career-saving story, but she needs cooperation from Rose Trudeau, Hollywood socialite and survivor of the legendary Grande Hotel fire.

Rose understands loss. For thirty years, she’s refused to discuss the Grande tragedy and still mourns her closest friend who perished in the blaze. Hungry for justice, Rose wants the arsonist and murderer caught. When RaeLynn shows up at Rose’s estate begging for a scoop on the fire, Rose can’t help but admire the young woman’s determination and agrees to help.
The investigation takes the pair to La Paradisio, where the local police urge them to leave the sleuthing to the professionals. Friends and family members, too, warn them to stay clear of the case, or else.

Then the threats start.

Undaunted, the unlikely pair dig further into the Grande’s sordid history. As determined as they are to find closure for Rose, they face an enemy just as willing to do whatever it takes to keep the Grande’s secrets buried. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback

What if the perfect friend was hiding a deadly secret?

When a championship jockey discovers the body of a young woman during a cold morning’s training ride, the local racing community is shocked to its core.Everyone says she was the perfect friend, the perfect daughter and the perfect fiancée.However as Detective Mark Turpin delves into the girl’s fateful last hours, he discovers a past full of lies and mystery. Investigating the truth behind her savage death, Mark uncovers jealousy and ambition within the tiny community, accompanied by a disturbing reluctance to help the police. When another death takes place only days later, Mark realises he is running out of time to stop a killer who will do anything to keep a dark secret hidden…Her Final Hour is the second book in a new murder mystery series from USA Today bestselling author Rachel Amphlett.“Mark Turpin is a welcome addition to the ranks of fictional detectives” Peter Robinson, bestselling author of the DCI Banks series (Amazon)

Editions Available: Hardcover, Paperback

Pumpkin Pies & Potions (Melting Pot Cafe Book 1) by [Polly Holmes]

Witches, cats, pumpkin pies and murder!

I’m Evelyn Grayson and if you’d told me by the time I was 23, I’d have lost both my parents in a mysterious accident, moved in with the coolest Aunt ever, lived in a magical town, and I was a witch, I would have said you were crazy. Funny thing is, you’d be right.

Camille Stenson, the grumpiest woman in Saltwater Cove is set on making this year’s Halloween celebrations difficult for everyone, but when she turns up dead and my best friend is on the suspect list, I have no choice but to find out whodunit and clear her name.

Amongst the pumpkin carving, abandoned houses, and apple bobbing, it soon becomes apparent dark magic is at play and I must use all my newfound witches’ abilities to find the killer before another spell is cast.

Step into Evelyn Grayson’s magical world in the first book of the Melting Pot Café series, a fun and flirty romantic paranormal cozy mystery where the spells are flowing, and the adventure is just beginning.

If you like witty witches, cheeky talking cats, and magical murder mysteries, then you’ll love Polly Holmes’ light-hearted Melting Pot Café series. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

The Darling Dahlias and the Voodoo Lily by [Susan Wittig Albert]

Spring, 1935 finds the little Alabama town of Darling excited about their new local radio station, WDAR. But there are problems brewing at the newspaper, where a trio of new hires causes headaches for editor Charlie Dickens.

That’s not the worst of it, though, as the Dahlias discover when the newest resident at Bessie Bloodworth’s Magnolia Manor is found dead. She had overindulged in a large and very rich chocolate cake—but was something else baked into that cake? If so, one of the Dahlias is likely to find herself at the top of Sheriff Buddy Norris’ suspect list. That would give Darling something to gossip about!

And there’s plenty more to keep the tongues wagging. Will the ladies at the new bakery ever learn to bake bread? What’s happening in Liz Lacy’s love life? Will her new book be a success? And can Voodoo Lil’s special brand of magic keep Violet Sims from taking Cupcake off to Hollywood to become a Shirley Temple look-alike?

But amid all these mysteries, one thing’s for certain: The Darling Dahlias just keep growing. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

The Librarian's Vampire Assistant, Book 5 by [Mimi Jean  Pamfiloff]

From New York Times Bestseller Mimi Jean Pamfiloff comes the FINAL vampire-mystery-slash-romance-slash-adventure about a librarian and her trusty vampire assistant, The Librarian’s Vampire Assistant, Book 5. (Yes, yes. Still a standalone. Yippy! You don’t have to go back and read all four books. But don’t ya kinda wanna?)


MIRIAM MURPHY loves being a librarian. It’s all she’s ever wanted—to eat, breathe, and sleep books. But when she hired Michael, a handsome college student, she had no idea he was a four-hundred-year-old vampire and that inviting him into her life would result in her becoming one too. But not before he knocked her up and broke her heart.

Now Miriam is a single mother, all alone in a new world with a new vampire body. And someone’s trying to kill her. Who? Why? She has no real enemies.

If only Michael would help. After all, he’s the vampire king now. And this is one mystery she can’t solve on her own.


MICHAEL VANDERHORST knows he’s changed. He can no longer love or laugh or enjoy hot peppers like he used to. But being an unfeeling, ruthless vampire is what it takes to rule the deadliest bloodsuckers on the planet. It’s the only way to keep humankind safe.

Problem is, his enemies know the librarian and his daughter are special to him. They are his to protect, even if he’s incapable of feeling love.

But when danger comes knocking at Miriam’s library door, he must choose between solving the biggest mystery of his existence and the woman he swore to protect.

What’s a vampire king to do? (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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Have Yourself a Merry Little Witness (Marshmallow Hollow Book 2) by [Dakota  Cassidy, Dakota Cassidy]

Welcome to Marshmallow Hollow, Maine, a holiday mystery, where it’s all Christmas all the time and murder is hung by the chimney with care…

For an adorable little Christmas town, Marshmallow Hollow sure sees a lot of action. Just days off the last murder—solved by moi, Halliday Valentine, and my gorgeous tenant, Hobbs—I’m eagerly awaiting a visit from my dear Uncle Darling and his husband, Monty, when my phone blows up.

Another murder, this time at the convenience store on the edge of town…and Uncle Monty was hurt in the process.

Without hesitation, Hobbs and I jump into action, seeking justice for the deceased and both of my uncles. Between ambulance-chasing lawyers, career-climbing journalists and chain-smoking ex-drug dealers, we have more than enough suspects to go around.

But how do any of them connect to three missing girls from neighboring towns…?

Will Monty, the only living witness, be safe while the killer’s at large …?

Will Atticus, my adorbs hummingbird familiar, magic me to Siberia when I use one too many spells for his liking…?

And most of all, how will Handsome Hobbs react when he learns my frequent “migraines” are a lot less neurological…and a whole lot more paranormal? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Murder on the Dance Floor: A completely gripping historical cozy mystery (A Miss Underhay Mystery) by [Helena Dixon]

Kitty Underhay’s dance card is full… of death.

November 1933. Amateur sleuth-cum-dutiful granddaughter Kitty Underhay stifles a sigh of boredom as she attends the annual Hoteliers’ Association Dinner and Dance on behalf of her grandmother, the proprietress of the Dolphin Hotel. She hopes the company of ex-army captain Matthew Bryant will enliven the otherwise dull evening. That is, until bullish and overbearing local councillor Harold Everton drops dead into his bowl of consommé.

While the local police are still scrambling for their whistles, Kitty and Matt waste no time leaping into action. Soon they find themselves caught up a dangerous search to uncover who amongst the distinguished guests used cyanide for seasoning?

When their digging throws light on a corruption scandal brewing in the local council involving Everton’s assistant Thomas King, they are sure they’ve cracked the case. But before he can be questioned further, King’s body is found in a smouldering car wreck. Meanwhile, the murderer has made a sinister plan to avoid detection or punishment, and it will lead Kitty and Matt into a dangerous dance with death…

A fast, fun and utterly unputdownable Golden Age cozy murder mystery, perfect for fans of Agatha Christie, T E Kinsey and Lee Strauss.

Readers love the Miss Underhay mysteries:

This murder mystery is perfect… This story has it all. An absolute page-turner with characters to care about.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Excellent cosy mystery! The story was gripping… I loved the character development with the little hint of romance and cannot wait for the next book.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘Another adventure for Kitty Underhay!… A page-turner that will keep you guessing.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

I love this series… The murder mystery itself was engrossing and elusive, with the evidence always just slipping away before the police can get hold of it… It kept me guessing right until the final scene, which is unusual for me.’ Roberta Reads5 stars

‘Time flies when you are having fun and I most certainly had a lot of fun reading this third adventure with Kitty and Matt as the main players… the series gets better and better with every new book.’ B for Bookreviews5 stars

‘A very fast read, mostly because I did not want to put it down.’ Goodreads reviewer

‘Do yourself a favour, cozy up with a blanket, a cup of something warm and dig into this cozy mystery.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘A wonderful book, I loved it.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Excellent read! I really enjoyed both Kitty and Matt and found that the combination of them working together was wonderful!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Loved this book! Great storyline, an interesting and believable main character and a great location… I can’t wait for more adventures of Kitty in the near future!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘I felt right at home the moment I started reading. Helena Dixon is one of those writers who writes so well that I immediately feel comfortable and relaxed, and the story just flows… They are complex, believable characters who seem very real… In conclusion, it was a joy.’ Goodreads reviewer

‘It was an excellent novel, with a strong cast of characters. I enjoyed the storyline very much and would definitely recommend this book.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘The characters are relatable, the storyline is exciting, and the author kept me guessing about the ending.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘Great story with a perfect mixture of mystery, suspense, romance and family to make this a wonderful cozy mystery book.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook

Conflict in Little Leaf Creek (A Little Leaf Creek Cozy Mystery Book 3) by [Cindy Bell]

Living in the country comes with temperamental goats, an ornery next-door neighbor, and a mysterious murder…

Cassie Alberta is loving her new life in Little Leaf Creek. She is getting over the sudden death of her husband, appreciating what small town life has to offer and is enjoying getting to know the locals and their secrets. She is slowly learning how to live next to two cheeky goats and has fallen in love with her neighbor’s endearing dog. But life becomes a whole lot more complicated when she finds the dead body of an orchard owner.

Cassie partners with her antisocial ex-cop neighbor to help solve the murder. Her hands are full, as Thanksgiving is right around the corner and she is determined to try and bring her friends together for a feast, but they would prefer to remain alone. Not to mention the fact that two hunky locals have caught her attention. Cassie peels back layers of clues and suspects to try and get to the core of the murder and uncover the murderer.

Will the murderer be caught in time so that Cassie can have the Thanksgiving she longs for?

Recipe included: Lattice Apple Pie

Conflict in Little Leaf Creek is the fast-paced third book in the Little Leaf Creek Cozy Mystery Series. If you like unexpected twists and turns, lively personalities, lovable animals and a never-ending list of suspicious characters, then you’ll love Cindy Bell’s heartwarming whodunnit.

Buy Conflict in Little Leaf Creek to start solving the murder today! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Cookies and Christmas: A Cozy Murder Mystery (Pelican Cove Cozy Mystery Series Book 12) by [Leena Clover]

Anonymous Note Screams Murder

It’s Christmas in Pelican Cove and the town is bursting with Yuletide spirit. Jenny King comes home from the tree lighting ceremony to a strange letter on her doorstep. The anonymous sender claims a gruesome murder has taken place and urges her to find the killer. Jenny plunges into the investigation, only to find that the letter might have been fake.

Refusing to give up, Jenny keeps digging for clues. Her friends think she’s on a wild goose chase and the whole town thinks she’s lost it. But Jenny follows her gut, sure that a crime has been committed.

Meanwhile, Jenny’s friends, the Magnolias, are determined to light up Christmas for a few unfortunate families.

Join Jenny as she is challenged at every turn by an elusive criminal and forced to deal with the unexpected.

If you like fast paced cozy mysteries with twisty plots, spunky women sleuths and yummy food, you will like Cookies and Christmas.

Get your copy now! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Candy Cane Crime (An Amish Candy Shop Mystery) by [Amanda Flower]

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 . . .
Recipe Included!

Praise for Amanda Flower and her Amish cozies

“As it turns out, Amanda Flower may have just written the first Amish rom com.” 
USA Today

“Flower has hit it out of the ballpark . . . and continues to amaze with her knowledge of the Amish way of life.” 
RT Book Reviews

“At turns playful and engaging . . . a satisfyingly complex cozy.”
Library Journal

Editions Available: Kindle, Audiobook

A Deadly Reunion (Caribbean Cruise Cozy Mystery Book 11) by [Susan Harper]

Not everyone is happy that a long-lost relative has been found. And he just might pay for that with his life.

A cozy mystery from International Bestselling Author Susan Harper

Hope has finally found her birth family and travelled to Mexico to meet them. When she arrives, not all of her new-found relatives are happy to see her. And one of them winds up dead. When Hope suddenly finds herself in the middle of another murder investigation, she must sift through family secrets that were literally worth killing for.

A Deadly Reunion 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 A Deadly Reunion and start solving your next mystery today!

Always FREE on Kindle Unlimited (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Post-op and Potions: A Witch Cozy Mystery (Midlife Medicine Book 1) by [Amorette Anderson]

Make no bones about it — the squirrels went nuts!

On her fiftieth birthday, Grace uttered a plea to the universe. As the saying goes, ‘be careful what you wish for’…

For the first time in years, traveling nurse Grace Littleton is out of work.

Her on-again off-again boyfriend is with a younger woman,

and her only son has just jetted off to Europe.

Alone, unemployed, and unsatisfied,

Grace is on a search for something more.

A magical village in the Vermont countryside seems to hold some answers…

and a few major problems to boot.

Hypnotized squirrels attacked an elderly gentleman in town.

Who brainwashed the critters?

Then there’s the devilishly handsome bookstore owner

who won’t give Grace the time of day.

With her pit bull Lucky at her side,

Grace tackles the problems one by one —

not because she wants to,

but because she really has no other options.

For Grace, the end of the line is in Covenstead, Vermont.

For fans of paranormal women’s fiction and witch cozy mysteries — a combination of midlife self-discovery, magic, and murder! “Fun, addictive & easy to follow” — early reader. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Holiday on Ice: A Mika Chalmers Hockey Mystery (The Mika Chalmers Hockey Mystery Series Book 4) by [Heather C. Myers]

Before private investigator Mika Chalmers can go on a holiday vacation with her boyfriend and NHL player, Eric Foresburg, a client comes into her office, desperate for help. His son is missing, and only she can help.

It looks like Eric will have to wait, especially when she discovers that the son in question is none other than Alexander Beech.

His father wants him to reclaim his position as Alpha of the Viper Motorcycle Club before Beech is challenged by a rival gang for territory. Beech wants absolutely nothing to do with his father and his past, but his past doesn’t seem to care. The gang demands an answer, and Mika is kidnapped in order to get one. Mika must escape from the Viper’s grasp before she becomes a pawn and lures Beech to what very well could be his death.

Ring in the holidays with a series with the chemistry of Bones and the unpredictable mystery of Castle written by a USA Today Best Selling Author. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

The Last Resort (A Flamingo Realty Mystery Book 7) by [CeeCee James]

Stella O’Neill thought she’d lost her mother forever, but now, she’s getting out of jail and ready for her big return. Stella isn’t sure if she’s more excited or terrified, but one thing is for sure, the chaos is over… or so she thinks.

As with everything else in her life, nothing is ever easy. When she arrives at the prison to pick her mother up, she’s shocked to learn her mother has already left.

Now, instead of focusing on repairing their relationship, she has to figure out where her mother went and why and unravel a tangled web of clues or risk never getting the mother-daughter connection she’s always wanted.

Can she solve the mystery and have the relationship she wants or is this just another obstacle she’ll never cross?

This cozy small town mystery is also available as a paperback. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle


New Releases For The Week Of October 25th, 2020–Part 1

A Page Marked for Murder (A Beyond the Page Bookstore Mystery Book 5) by [Lauren Elliott]

A murder and a missing book have Addie Greyborne running around her Massachusetts town trying to read the clues . . .

January isn’t the season for the seaside, but the big Fire and Ice festival is keeping bookstore owner Addie busy. Amid the plans for a fireworks display and an ice-carving competition, she’s also dog sitting for a friend in the hospital. When Addie goes to her friend’s house to gather supplies, she notices an interesting item on the nightstand which belongs to her shop assistant, Paige: a very valuable copy of the beloved children’s book The Secret Garden.
But Addie’s blood runs cold when she finds something else: a dead body behind the bakery next door to her shop. Martha, the bakery owner, has no alibi—and has been seen in a heated argument with the victim. And the next thing Addie knows, that first edition has gone missing. Is there a connection between the body and the treasured tome? If there is, it’s up to Addie to find a killer with a motive as hidden as Frances Hodgson Burnett’s famous garden . . .

A Crime of a Different Stripe (Seaside Knitters Society Book 4) by [Sally Goldenbaum]

“Seaside charm only gets better in winter! A Page Marked for Murder has all the things I love in a book.”
—Vicki Delany (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook

As sleepy Sea Harbor, Massachusetts settles into the glow of autumn, a baby-on-the-way has the Seaside Knitters feeling warm and fuzzy. Only, these crafty ladies can’t get too cozy when sweater weather delivers an unexpected arrival—murder!

While no-nonsense mother-to-be Cass Halloran tries downplaying her pregnancy and her frequent doctor’s visits as an “older” mother-to-be, a softer side of the lobsterwoman emerges as she joins the Seaside Knitters in knitting an abundance of delicate hats and booties.But in contrast to the happy news, terrifying events unfold at the town’s art series that puts a real chill in their New England fall . . .

Izzy Perry’s husband Sam had reservations about inviting his one-time mentor Harrison Grant to speak at the opening reception, although he never imagined the famed and charismatic photographer would rudely embarrass his hosts that evening. But when a dead body turns up along the wooded shoreline the next day, startling secrets come into focus that could undo the tight-knit community of local artists . . .

With a mysterious murder pitting neighbors against each other, Izzy, Birdie, Nell, and a vulnerable Cass find themselves entangled in a dangerous hunt for answers. Can four best friends somehow tie together scattered clues and pacify a list of potential culprits before a cascade of fallen foliage buries the pièce de résistance of a ruthless killer? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook

Christmas Card Murder by [Leslie Meier, Lee Hollis, Peggy Ehrhart]

Everyone dreams of a picture-perfect small-town Christmas, but when murder is in the cards, some holiday greetings are addressed to kill . . .

In the midst of holiday home renovations, Lucy Stone accidentally unwraps a murder mystery decades in the making when she discovers an old Christmas card with a nasty message belonging to one of her farmhouse’s previous residents. The case may be colder than a New England Christmas, but Lucy’s determined to sort it out before Santa comes to town.

The Island Times Christmas soiree gets off to a scroogey start when Hayley Powell, Mona Barnes, and Rosana Moretti receive a Christmas card from the town flirt, Carol Waterman, who threatens to run off with one of their husbands! The ladies chalk it up to an imprudent prank . . . until they find Carol mistletoe-up under her tree . . .
Slay bells ring when the body of Arborville High School’s beloved art teacher (and annual Christmas card designer), Karma Karling, is discovered on the first day of the Holiday Craft Fair. Now, Pamela Paterson and the Knit and Nibble crew must swap swatching for sleuthing in order to put a Christmas killer on ice. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover

In the latest entry in this USA Today bestselling series, Jessica Fletcher takes on an Agatha Christie-style mystery when she finds herself stranded in a hotel during a blizzard with twelve strangers and a killer in their midst….

     Still staying at the Hill House hotel while her beloved home is being rebuilt, Jessica Fletcher finds herself sharing the space for a weekend with a dozen members of a wedding party who have gathered there for a rehearsal dinner. The families of the bride and groom can’t stand each other but have agreed to put aside years of long-simmering tension to celebrate the nuptials.

     Unfortunately, weather forecasters underestimated the severity of a storm that turns into a historic blizzard that dumps nearly five feet of snow on Cabot Cove, leaving everyone stranded.

     But the hotel guests have bigger things to worry about than bad weather conditions and potential cold feet, because a murderer has shown up ininvited–one who has vowed to take them down one by one…. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook

Have Yourself a Fudgy Little Christmas (A Candy-Coated Mystery Book 8) by [Nancy Coco]

Christmas on Mackinac Island brings a flurry of festive activity for fudge shop owner Allie McMurphy—but also a body in a snowbank . . .
All Allie wants for Christmas is for renovations to be finished on the Historic McMurphy Hotel and Fudge Shop so she can move back home for the holidays. But for now she’s staying in her friend Frances’s apartment, busily baking batches of holiday fudge. After someone leaves a mysterious note on the door to meet up, the curious fudge maker goes to the rendezvous with her bichonpoo, Mal—only to discover a woman facedown in a snowdrift. With her dying breath, the woman gasps, “Frances.” The police suspect she named her killer, but Allie knows that’s impossible. She needs to wrap up this case before the trail runs cold—and give her friend the gift of freedom this Christmas season . . .

Praise for Nancy Coco and the Candy-Coated Mysteries

“Memorable characters, a charming locale, and a satisfying mystery.”—Barbara Allan

“It’s probably best not to read this while you’re too hungry, as the assorted fudge recipes may send you right to the kitchen.”
The Oakland Tribune 

A fun and fast-paced cozy mystery that would be perfect for a weekend in, under cozy blankets with a mug of hot cocoa.”
Criminal Element (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Murder at an Irish Christmas (An Irish Village Mystery Book 6) by [Carlene O'Connor]

Garda Siobhán O’Sullivan’s holiday plans hit a sour note when murder rearranges the yuletide carols into unexpected eulogies . . .
This December in Kilbane, if you’re planning to warm up with a cuppa tea at Naomi’s Bistro, you may have a bit of a wait—the entire O’Sullivan brood has gone off to West Cork to spend the holidays with brother James’s fiancée Elise’s family, including her grandfather, the famous orchestral conductor Enda Elliot. Siobhán is so happy for James and Elise but also quietly disappointed that she must put her own wedding to fellow garda Macdara Flannery on hold. Mac will have to join them later, so he can spend part of the holidays with his mam.
When the O’Sullivans learn everyone will choose a name from a hat to buy a music-related Christmas gift for someone else at the gathering, it seems like their greatest concern—until the cantankerous conductor is discovered crushed under a ninety-pound harp in a local concert hall.
With the extended family—including Enda’s much-younger new wife Leah, a virtuoso violinist—suspected in his murder, it’s up to Siobhán to ensure the guilty party faces the music. But as a snowstorm strands both families in a lavish farmhouse on a cliff, Siobhán had better pick up the tempo—before the killer orchestrates another untimely demise . . . (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook

Bending the Paw (A Paw Enforcement Novel Book 9) by [Diane Kelly]

Make way for the long paw of the law as police officer Megan Luz and her K-9 partner Brigit investigate a baffling new mystery in Bending the Paw, by Diane Kelly.


A bloodbath is a shocking new challenge for Megan and Brigit when Detective Audrey Jackson calls them to the scene of what could only be a brutal murder. But the one thing the nightmarish scene is missing is a victim. The frantic homeowner’s husband is gone, seemingly without a trace—and so is the money he was holding. Has a vicious killer committed what might just be the perfect crime?

Meanwhile, it’s hailing cats and dogs all over Fort Worth, and roofing contractors have descended on the city in droves. With plenty of damage and continuing storms, work delays are building up like so much runoff, but Megan is suspicious that one roofer may be a scam artist. Determined to leash every lawbreaker she and her K-9 partner find, Megan is building a case for prosecution, all while Brigit has her nose to the ground for a murderer…

“Be prepared for a laugh fest. Diane Kelly is first class.”—Night Owl Romance (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook

The plot thickens for American gothic writer Penelope Parish when a murder near her quaint British bookshop reveals a novel’s worth of killer characters.

Penelope Parish has hit a streak of bad luck, including a severe case of writer’s block that is threatening her sophomore book. Hoping a writer in residence position at The Open Book bookstore in Upper Chumley-on-Stoke, England, will shake the cobwebs loose, Pen, as she’s affectionately known, packs her typewriter and heads across the pond.

Unfortunately, life in Chumley is far from quiet and when the chairwoman of the local Worthington Fest is found dead, fingers are pointed at Charlotte Davenport, an American romance novelist and the future Duchess of Worthington. Charlotte turns to the one person who might be her ally for help: fellow American Pen. Teaming up with bookstore owner Mabel Morris and her new friend Figgy, Pen sets out to learn the truth and find the tricks that will help her finish her novel. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Broadcast 4 Murder (Sophie Kimball Mystery Book 7) by [J.C. Eaton]

All of Arizona’s Sun City West heard Sophie “Phee” Kimball’s mom scream bloody murder, but it’s up to the reluctant sleuth to find the killer . . . 

Phee’s mother Harriet is going to be a star! At least, that’s how the Sun City West retiree describes her chance to host a live radio program of her book club’s Booked 4 Murder Mystery Hour on Arizona’s KSCW. But instead of chatting about charming cozies, Harriet ends up screaming bloody murder over the airwaves after discovering the body of Howard Buell, the station’s programming director, in a closet—with a pair of sewing shears shoved into his chest.
The number one suspect is Howard’s ex-girlfriend Sylvia Strattlemeyer who believed she was going to host a sewing talk show before Harriet was offered the spot. But not only do the fingerprints found on the scissors not match Sylvia’s, they belong to a woman who passed away twenty years ago at the age of ninety-seven. Now, with the whole town on pins and needles, it’s up to Phee to stitch together enough clues from the past to uncover the identity of a killer in the present . . .
Praise for the Sophie Kimball Mysteries

Fun characters, a touch of humor, and a great mystery, the perfect combination for a cozy.”
—Lena Gregory, author of the Bay Island Psychic Mysteries on Ditched 4 Murder
“So cleverly written, you won’t guess the perpetrators until the very end.”
—Mary Marks, award-winning author of the Quilting Mystery Series on Booked 4 Murder

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook

Death by French Roast (A Bookstore Cafe Mystery Book 8) by [Alex Erickson]

Krissy Hancock runs a bookstore-café in Pine Hills, Ohio, but she’ll be setting up shop as a sleuth when she discovers a long-unsolved murder . . .
Krissy’s helping a friend clean out her late mother’s house when she learns that although the deceased died peacefully at an advanced age, her brother did not. In fact, Wade was killed more than thirty years ago, and the case was never closed. What surprises Krissy even more is that she has a personal connection to the story—her friend Rita was seeing Wade at the time, scandalizing the town with the couple’s large age difference.
With an older Rita now part of Krissy’s writing group—and another member with police experience—she starts digging up gossip, talking to the victim’s local coffee klatsch, and trying to find real clues amid the old rumors. But things just seem to grow muddier as she fights to identify whodunit . . . (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook

A Solitude of Wolverines: A Novel of Suspense (Alex Carter Series Book 1) by [Alice Henderson]

The first book in a thrilling series featuring a wildlife biologist who courts trouble as she saves endangered species . . . and a mysterious killer who buries his dead in the land she helps preserve—a fast-paced, action-driven tale of suspense with the atmosphere and propulsive tension of works by Jane Harper, C. J. Box, William Kent Krueger, and Nevada Barr.

While studying wolverines on a wildlife sanctuary in Montana, biologist Alex Carter is run off the road and threatened by locals determined to force her off the land.

Undeterred in her mission to help save this threatened species, Alex tracks wolverines on foot and by cameras positioned in remote regions of the preserve. But when she reviews the photos, she discovers disturbing images of an animal of a different kind: a severely injured man seemingly lost and wandering in the wilds.

After searches for the unknown man come up empty, local law enforcement is strangely set on dismissing the case altogether, raising Alex’s suspicions. Then another invasive predator trespasses onto the preserve. The hunter turns out to be another human—and the prey is the wildlife biologist herself. Alex realizes too late that she has seen too much—she’s stumbled onto a far-reaching illegal operation and now has become the biggest threat.

In this wild and dangerous landscape, Alex’s life depends on staying one step ahead—using all she knows about the animal world and what it takes to win the brutal battle for survival. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook

Cold Conviction (An Aspen Adams Novel of Suspense Book 3) by [Daryl Wood Gerber]

Agatha Award–winning author Daryl Wood Gerber returns with private investigator Aspen Adams taking on a cold case that has haunted her for years . . .

When her parents were murdered fourteen years ago, Aspen Adams coped as best she could as a college freshman and numbly moved on when the case was never solved. Living since then with almost daily reminders of how the tragedy shaped the lives of her and her sister, she’s always known that someday she would launch an investigation of her own. And now, with her sister in crisis, she draws on all her experience as a private investigator to untangle a case that left the police baffled and her family in ruins.

Interviewing the detectives who worked the case, scouring endless pages of their notes, and even tracking down the original suspects, Aspen discovers aspects of the crime and her parents’ lives she never knew about—and ignites a menacing series of events that threaten to engulf everyone near her. Certain she’s on the trail of the killer and unwilling to be deterred, Aspen faces down her own fears about what she’ll find in her search for answers—and justice—before a killer who scarred her life can resurface to wreak havoc on her family once again . . .

Praise for the Suspense Novels of Daryl Wood Gerber:

“This completely entertaining thriller—with taut suspense, a timely plot, devastating secrets, and a touch of romance—will have you turning pages as fast as you can. Fans of Meg Gardiner and Melinda Leigh will devour this!” —Anthony, Agatha, and Mary Higgins Clark Award-winning author Hank Phillippi Ryan

“Daryl Wood Gerber has proven again to be a gifted storyteller and one to watch in this genre. An absolute must-read!” —Escape with Dollycas

Desolate Shores is an intriguing romantic suspense with a deceased friend, a dangerous killer, shady suspects, a captivating cop, and killer clues . . .” —The Avid Reader

Desolate Shores is an absolutely amazing start to a new suspense series! This book has everything I look for in a reading experience . . .” —ChewieTellsAll

About the Author:

Agatha Award–winning and nationally bestselling author Daryl Wood Gerber is the author of the Cookbook Nook Mysteries, the Fairy Garden Mysteries, the French Bistro Mysteries, the Cheese Shop Mysteries (as Avery Aames), and stand-alone suspense thrillers. Little known facts about Daryl are that she’s jumped out of a perfectly good airplane, has hitchhiked around Ireland by herself, and has appeared on an episode of Murder, She Wrote. She loves to read, cook, and golf, and has a frisky Goldendoodle named Sparky who keeps her in line! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

A Brushstroke with Death (An Owl & Crescent Mystery Book 1) by [Bethany Blake]

Near the creek that runs behind her Pennsylvania house, Willow Bellamy has converted an old barn into an art school—though the place does still have some animal inhabitants, including Rembrandt, the owl who lives up in the rafters. And while it’s important for any artist to have a vision, Willow can sometimes see things others can’t, just like her mother and grandmother before her. Not that she would exactly call herself a witch . . .
When some local merchants gather in the studio for a painting party, they focus their attention on a still life with flowers and an assortment of garden tools, including antique pruning shears that disappear—at the same time despised restaurant owner Evangeline Fletcher is murdered. Willow must use all her gifts to find the killer, although it means teaming up with a handsome, mysterious detective whom Willow fears she may have accidentally conjured from a canvas. This investigation is sure to be a hoot . . .

“Doggone charming from start to finish!”
—Cleo Coyle, New York Times bestselling author on Death by Chocolate Lab (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook

Does one good turn deserve a murder?
Despite all her good intentions to focus on a healthy lifestyle and leave crime solving to the professionals, Andi Grace Scott has run right smack into another investigation–literally. Who’d have thought caring for stray cats and a healthy morning beach run could lead to murder?

Andi Grace has found another body and a young woman who needs help. Solving this puzzle will come with a cost. This time, catching the killer will require Andi Grace to confront her past relationships and truths about her deceased mother.

Author Bio: Former Kentucky pharmacist JACKIE LAYTON loves her new life in the Low Country. Walks on the beach and collecting shells are a few of her hobbies when she’s not writing.

Bag of Bones is the third book in Jackie’s new Low Country Dog Walker Mystery series. Jackie also enjoys hearing from readers. Be sure to follow her on Facebook. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Paperback

Curses Are for Cads (An Eleanor Wilde Mystery Book 3) by [Tamara Berry]

Just as fake medium Eleanor Wilde begins falling for Nicholas Hartford III and his endearing family, she’s summoned to a remote Scottish castle where an unusual assignment to locate a haunted trove of treasure threatens Eleanor’s budding romance, her livelihood . . . and her life!

As Sussex’s resident witch and pseudo psychic, Eleanor has grown accustomed to somewhat strange requests for supernatural aid. So when Nicholas‘s university pal, Sid Stewart, writes from the family’s remote castle in Scotland, begging for Ellie’s services as a medium, Ellie is only delighted to help.
Apparently, the recently deceased patriarch of Sid’s family, Glenn Stewart, died before divulging the whereabouts of an important cache of family heirlooms. The Stewart clan hopes a clairvoyant can contact him from beyond the grave. Of course, Ellie can’t actually commune with the dead. But faking it is the name of her game. She’s not worried, until . . .
Aboard the train for Oban, Ellie discovers that fellow medium Birdie White is also heading to the Outer Hebrides to assist the Stewarts. Birdie is a master in the art, serving as a spiritual consultant to royalty and even assisting Scotland Yard on occasion. Ellie might not trust the woman’s motivations, but Birdie’s skills are unquestionable.
But while Birdie is busy speaking with the dead, Ellie plans to talk to living suspects—namely, the other residents and employees of the spooky Stewart estate, who know a lot more than they’re letting on. Amid swirling rumors of cursed treasure, whispered tales of ghostly pirates, and a recent spate of preternatural murders, in order to catch the killer Ellie must confront the most terrifying possibility of all—her gift may be real . . . (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover

Cat Conundrum (Crazy Cat Lady Cozy Mysteries Book 7) by [Mollie  Hunt]

~A locked room. A dead man. The cat is the only witness, and he isn’t talking.~
Locked-room murders are being committed in sleepy little Long Beach, Washington. As to the killer, Sheriff Matt Boulder has no idea who or why.
The sheriff needs help. He calls his friend, animal cop Denny Paris, and gets a surprise bonus: Lynley Cannon, amateur sleuth. This isn’t how the sixty-something cat shelter volunteer envisioned her beach vacation, but when Denny asks her to join him in the search, how can she refuse?
While the officers investigate one line of inquiry, Lynley takes a different approach. Her only clues, a cat found at the murder scene and a rich man’s missing wife, lead her thread by thread to a scheme more insidious than fiction.
But who will she tell when she turns out to be the one in the locked room? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Review of The Killer Outdoors


Welcome to Bushwhack, New Mexico: home to tourists, the great outdoors, and murder…

Tourist season has hit Bushwhack and Andie Sullivan—owner of Sullivan’s Adventure Company—is ready for her town to fill up with city slickers, snotty teens, and the dollars she needs to keep her business afloat after her messy divorce from Bucky Gunn—local celebrity rafting guide and Sullivan’s main competition. With all her guided tours booked, it finally seems lady luck is on her side.

But then Bucky is found dead. Not great.

And she’s the prime murder suspect. Double not great.

Being framed for murder sucks worse than a rabid chipmunk bite. Andie’s determined to clear her name, and this time her survival training skills won’t be used to fetch an ice pack. But how long can she stay one step ahead of a killer before she becomes the final victim? (Goodreads)


The characters are well rounded and well developed. Andie is busy running Sullivan’s Adventure Company, trying to make it as good as it can be. Her ex-husband has a rival company and they have had their differences. But she never expected Bucky, her ex, to turn up dead. But that is exactly what happens, and now Andie has to figure out who killed him, before she is up a creek without a paddle.

The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read. The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and these descriptions pulled me into the story from the very beginning. The mystery was well developed and there were enough clues to sift through and suspects to consider. I was surprised to find out who the killer was.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well plotted mystery. I will definitely be reading the next book when it is released.

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

The Killer Outdoors (A Southwest Exposure Mystery Book 1) by [Jodi Linton]

Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours–The Killer Outdoors

The Killer Outdoors (A Southwest Exposure Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Indendently Published (October 5, 2020)
Number of Pages – Coming Soon
Digital ASIN : B08C72CMSV

I’m so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for author  Jodi Linton  and her new book The Killer Outdoors.  This is the first book in her A Southwest Exposure Mystery Series. I read it and thought it was good.

Purchase Links – Amazon –

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I enjoyed the characters and the fast-paced ride that kept me interested and turning the pages. The Killer Outdoors is a great start to a new series.
~My Reading Journeys

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Welcome to Bushwhack, New Mexico: home to tourists, the great outdoors, and murder…

Tourist season has hit Bushwhack and Andie Sullivan–owner of Sullivan’s Adventure Company–is ready for her town to fill up with city slickers, snotty teens, and the dollars she needs to keep her business afloat after her messy divorce from Bucky Gunn–local celebrity rafting guide and Sullivan’s main competition. With all her guided tours booked, it finally seems lady luck is on her side.

But then Bucky is found dead. Not great.

And she’s the prime murder suspect. Double not great.

Being framed for murder sucks worse than a rabid chipmunk bite. Andie’s determined to clear her name, and this time her survival training skills won’t be used to fetch an ice pack. But how long can she stay one step ahead of a killer before she becomes the final victim?

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Hey Y’all,

I’m just a girl from Texas, minus the big hair…and oh, yeah, a horse. My crew consists of two kiddos, one which inherited my makeup addiction, and a husband still living out his garage band dreams, but in our closet next to my shoe collection.

I love to hang out with my readers, discussing books, recipes and just everyday shenanigans. I got started in the romance community, which you might know a few of my books from there. Now, I’m all about the cozies…and the coffee. Yeah, can’t forget that.

I’d love for you to come join my reader group, Jodi’s Book Corner or come like me on Facebook to discover my books. And chat. Naturally.

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October 20 – A Blue Million Books – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

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Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours–The Killer Outdoors

The Killer Outdoors (A Southwest Exposure Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Indendently Published (October 5, 2020)
Number of Pages – Coming Soon
Digital ASIN : B08C72CMSV

I’m so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for author  Jodi Linton  and her new book The Killer Outdoors.  This is the first book in her A Southwest Exposure Mystery Series. I read it and thought it was good.

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The Killer Outdoors (A Southwest Exposure Mystery)
by Jodi Linton

I enjoyed the characters and the fast-paced ride that kept me interested and turning the pages. The Killer Outdoors is a great start to a new series.
~My Reading Journeys

The Killer Outdoors was a hilarious, fun cozy mystery that will keep you guessing.
~Moonlight Rendezvous

This shorter cozy packs a punch when it comes to characters and murder . . . I was quite surprised when the murderer was revealed and the whole reason why things happened as they did.
~Storeybook Reviews

A solid start to a new cozy mystery series . . . Set in a small well described town that is full of a wide range of characters that you can picture in your mind. Then you get the tours with their beautiful settings that make you wish you were there.
~Books a Plenty Book Reviews

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Welcome to Bushwhack, New Mexico: home to tourists, the great outdoors, and murder…

Tourist season has hit Bushwhack and Andie Sullivan–owner of Sullivan’s Adventure Company–is ready for her town to fill up with city slickers, snotty teens, and the dollars she needs to keep her business afloat after her messy divorce from Bucky Gunn–local celebrity rafting guide and Sullivan’s main competition. With all her guided tours booked, it finally seems lady luck is on her side.

But then Bucky is found dead. Not great.

And she’s the prime murder suspect. Double not great.

Being framed for murder sucks worse than a rabid chipmunk bite. Andie’s determined to clear her name, and this time her survival training skills won’t be used to fetch an ice pack. But how long can she stay one step ahead of a killer before she becomes the final victim?

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The characters are well rounded and well developed.  Andie is busy running Sullivan’s Adventure Company, trying to make it as good as it can be.  Her ex-husband has a rival company and they have had their differences.  But she never expected Bucky, her ex, to turn up dead.  But that is exactly what happens, and now Andie has to figure out who killed him, before she is up a creek without a paddle. 

The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read.  The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and these descriptions pulled me into the story from the very beginning.  The mystery was well developed and there were enough clues to sift through and suspects to consider.  I was surprised to find out who the killer was.  

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well plotted mystery.  I will definitely be reading the next book when it is released.

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

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Hey Y’all,

I’m just a girl from Texas, minus the big hair…and oh, yeah, a horse. My crew consists of two kiddos, one which inherited my makeup addiction, and a husband still living out his garage band dreams, but in our closet next to my shoe collection.

I love to hang out with my readers, discussing books, recipes and just everyday shenanigans. I got started in the romance community, which you might know a few of my books from there. Now, I’m all about the cozies…and the coffee. Yeah, can’t forget that.

I’d love for you to come join my reader group, Jodi’s Book Corner or come like me on Facebook to discover my books. And chat. Naturally.

Author Links 







Jodi’s Book Corner:



To enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway, please click on the link below:


October 12 – I’m All About Books – SPOTLIGHT

October 12 – My Reading Journeys – REVIEW

October 13 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT

October 14 – Read Your Writes Book Reviews – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

October 15 – Moonlight Rendezvous – REVIEW

October 16 – I Read What You Write – SPOTLIGHT

October 17 – Baroness’ Book Trove – CHARACTER INTERVIEW

October 18 – StoreyBook Reviews – REVIEW

October 18 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW

October 19 – Socrates Book Reviews– SPOTLIGHT


October 20 – A Blue Million Books – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

October 21 – The Pulp and Mystery Shelf – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

October 21 – Elizabeth McKenna – Author – SPOTLIGHT

October 22 – Ascroft, eh? – CHARACTER INTERVIEW

October 22 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

October 23 – Thoughts in Progress – SPOTLIGHT

October 23 – Christy’s Cozy Corners – CHARACTER INTERVIEW

October 24 – Literary Gold – SPOTLIGHT

October 24 – MJB Reviewers – REVIEW

October 25 – Cozy Up With Kathy – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

October 25 – The Ninja Librarian – REVIEW