New Releases For The Week Of October 4th, 2020–Part 3

Dances With Witches (A Hannah Hickok Witchy Mystery Book 5) by [Lily Harper Hart]

Hannah Hickok is struggling. After the death of one of her workers, a woman who had been making life difficult, Hannah finds she is awash in a myriad of feelings she can’t quite put a name to. Things don’t get better when, following a romantic dinner with her boyfriend Cooper Wyatt, magic and mechanics collide in a multi-vehicle accident that looks to have been caused by a dark shadow. One of the survivors, a young teenager, could be shuffled into the system if someone doesn’t step up.
Sheriff Boone is the one who swoops in and brings the girl home, but all is not well. It seems something dark is chasing the girl, and it’s not of the human variety.
Hannah doesn’t know much – her knowledge as a witch is still growing – but she’s certain she needs to help the girl. It won’t be as easy as she hopes, though, because dark clouds are brewing and more than one storm is about to descend.
Hannah couldn’t save her employee and she’s haunted. She vows this girl will be different, even if she has to sacrifice herself to keep her safe.
Casper Creek has a long and storied past and old players are about to become new threats. Saddle up, because it’s going to be a bumpy ride. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Audiobook

Loaf or Death (Sweets and Secrets Cozy Mysteries Book 2) by [A.R. Winters]

When the only other bakery owner in town dies, Aunt Betsy is the number one suspect. She was the last person to see Dorothy Adler alive—after Dorothy publicly accused her of stealing her famous sourdough recipe. Now, it’s up to Jean to prove her aunt innocent not only of Dorothy’s death, but the theft of the recipe.

Who could’ve wanted to see Dorothy dead? Her estranged son, in town to settle his mother’s affairs? An out-of-town developer trying to buy Dorothy’s land? Or perhaps a homeless friend whom Dorothy helps out every now and then? Something is missing from this recipe of murder, and Jean is determined to figure it out.

That’s not the only thing Jean is juggling. Shepherd’s Falls Bakery café is losing money, and no one can find the leak. Between proving her aunt’s innocence, saving her bakery, and speed dating—Jean might just find herself in the bread oven.

This is a humorous cozy mystery featuring a strong female protagonist, some unusual friends and family, and a mystery that needs solving! It has no graphic gore, bad language or sex.

Praise for A.R. Winters:

“The perfect balance of being lighthearted, but still a serious page-turning mystery.” – Jaycie D,

“A fun cozy mystery with engaging and entertaining characters” – lq,

“For fans of Janet Evanovich, Rhys Bowen and Jana DeLeon, this is a funny, clean mystery.” – Clara B, (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Death at a Hotel (Days of Death Book 3) by [Dzontra Sullivan]

Two and a half stars.

I get seventy-two hours break every millennium.
All I wanted was peace and quiet.
I was harassed from the moment I got out the taxi at the hotel. Staff who attempted to hold my bags, and tend to my every need.
Sure, I missed a collection before I left, but I’m on vacation and it can wait until I get back.
Food? It was edible, except when I was interrupted by attention seekers who just wanted to grab an autograph.
The pool was exceptional – when I got it to myself.
And that concierge? Snappy dresser, posh accent, and snooty internal eyerolls… but those beady eyes followed me everywhere.

I am the Kaah Maah.
The Grim Reaper.
All I wanted was seventy-two blissful hours of ‘alone’ time.
Surely the dead can wait?
Can’t they? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

A Vision in Time Saves Nine (Piper Ashwell Psychic P.I. Book 9) by [Kelly Hashway]

Psychic P.I. Piper Ashwell is a stranger to social media, so when her newest case brings her on set of a reality TV show where contestants must survive for one month without internet or phones, she can see the appeal.

But is a million dollars a fair price to pay when the consolation prize is dying? Contestants are winding up dead, making Piper and Mitchell wonder if someone is killing to win. Someone clever enough to slip by Piper’s senses and kill right under her nose.

Solving this crime will put Piper in the heart of the murders, and being forced to work with Weltunkin’s newest police detective is blocking her abilities. Can Piper pull it together to stop the killer before there are no more contestants left?

Fans of Joanne Fluke and Victoria Laurie will enjoy this psychic cozy mystery series.

Scroll up and grab your copy today! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

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

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? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Tusk Justice: A Cozy Mystery with a Tenacious Female Amateur Sleuth (A Kenya Kanga Mystery Book 2) by [Victoria Tait]

If you love wild animals, lush African settings and quirky characters, then join our hunt for an elusive predator!

Kenya, 2016. At a summit on poaching, the keynote address is homicide. Community vet and skilled sleuth ‘Mama Rose’ Hardie is passionate about saving elephants. But things turn sour when a world-renowned conservationist is found brutally stabbed to death.

With the authorities tied up in Nairobi, Rose sets out to bring the killer in herself. But with multiple suspects all hiding secrets and scandalous truths surrounding the victim, the culprit may be too slippery for the aged amateur detective to handle.

Can Rose trap the murderer before she becomes an endangered species?

Tusk Justice is the second book in the thrilling Kenya Kanga Mysteries series. If you like Alexander McCall Smith’s No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, with a twist of Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple, then you’ll adore Victoria Tait’s adventurous whodunit.

Buy Tusk Justice and track down a beastly killer today! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Cliff Edge: a gripping psychological mystery by [Florrie  Palmer]

Can you ever escape the past?

When Sara is invited by Bette and Mike to spend Christmas in an idyllic cottage on the coast, she jumps at the chance.

The couple appear to have a perfect life but appearances can be deceiving and nothing is as it seems…

As secrets come to light, tensions in the cottage mount.

When a body is discovered near the cottage, DCI Jane Owen is given the case.

But how can she solve the mystery when so many lies obscure the truth?

And when Mike goes missing, Owen suspects the answers may lie in the darkest places.

Florrie Palmer is also the author of the critically acclaimed cozy mystery, The Decoy. Cliff Edge is her second novel and is a twisty and suspenseful mystery which will appeal to fans of authors like Joy Ellis, LJ Ross and Frances Lloyd. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Magical mind control

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

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

Is it mind control?

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

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

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

Editions Available: Kindle

The Ghostly Grounds: Death and Brunch (A Canine Casper Cozy Mystery—Book 2) by [Sophie Love]

“The perfect romance or beach read, with a difference: its enthusiasm and beautiful descriptions offer an unexpected attention to the complexity of not just evolving love, but evolving psyches. It’s a delightful recommendation for romance readers looking for a touch more complexity from their romance reads.”
–Midwest Book Review (For Now and Forever)

THE GHOSTLY GROUNDS: DEATH AND BRUNCH is Book #2 in a charming new cozy mystery series by bestselling author Sophie Love, author of The Inn at Sunset Harbor series, a #1 Bestseller with over 200 five-star reviews!

Marie Fortune, 39, a successful dog groomer in Boston, leaves the stressful life behind and heads to a small town in coastal Maine to create a new life. She remains intent on renovating the old, historic house her great-aunt left her and giving it a new life as a B&B. Yet there was one thing she couldn’t plan for: the house is haunted. Two things, actually: her great-aunt also left her a dog—and he is far from a typical dog.

Other B&B owners have heard of Marie’s ability to expel ghosts, and she finds herself, to her own surprise, in demand for her “services” from neighboring towns. It seems there are many B&Bs that need to have their ghosts cleansed. With her B&B failing, Marie, her trusted dog as her sidekick, has nothing to lose.

But when she arrives to her first client—and someone unexpectedly dies—Marie realizes she may be in for more than she bargained for. Once again, she may have to solve the crime to save her own future.

A page-turning cozy, packed with mystery, love, hauntings, travel, pets and food—anchored around a small town and a B&B in need of renovation that will capture your heart—THE GHOSTLY GROUNDS: DEATH AND BRUNCH is an un-putdownable cozy that will keep you turning pages (and laughing out loud) late into the night.

“The romance is there, but not overdosed. Kudos to the author for this amazing start of a series that promises to be very entertaining.”
–Books and Movies Reviews (For Now and Forever)

Book #3 in the series—MALICE AND LUNCH—is now also available! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

The Witch Who Heard the Music (Pixie Point Bay Book 7): A Cozy Witch Mystery by [Emma Belmont]

A bluesy music festival, a city packed with tourists, and a thief on the loose.

Along with the other residents of Pixie Point Bay, B&B owner Maris Seaver is excited to welcome back the Blues on the Bay music festival. But before the performances even start, some important items start to go missing. One by one, each of Maris’s friends become victims of the thief.

As the big event nears its end, Maris is determined to track down the criminal, before they can abscond with all the goods—including hers. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

The North Wind Descends (The Lord Hani Mysteries Book 4) by [N.L. Holmes]

Hani doesn’t know what to make of it when the king starts honoring him, but he must still find the man who killed a foreign ambassador right under the roof of the Egyptian commissioner in Kumidi—a man whose past intersects bizarrely with Hani’s. And then, the queen of the new coregent has a special task for him which may involve dragging Hani’s nineteen-year-old daughter into court politics. He must find a way to see justice done and yet protect his family… and his conscience. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

A Simmering Dilemma (Eugeena Patterson Mysteries Book 4) by [Tyora Moody]

Eugena and Amos are married, but the happy couple may see their new life fall apart when Amos’ daughter moves in next door. Briana Jones is cooking up mayhem when she hooks up with old friends.

When Amos receives a call in the middle of the night, he jumps into action to help his daughter whose quickly becoming a suspect in a murder. Eugeena doesn’t want to rock the boat between Amos and his daughter, but she can tell Briana is keeping secrets.

How is Eugeena going to help find the real murderer and keep her new marriage together? (Amazon)

Editions Available:Kindle, Paperback

Murder is Fashionable (A Dodo Dorchester Mystery Book 2) by [Ann Sutton]

Dodo Dorchester, Lady detective. Stylish Dodo Dorchester is a well-known patron of fashion. Hired by the famous Renee Dubois to support her line of French designs, she travels between Paris and London frequently. Arriving for the showing of the Spring 1923 collection, Dodo is thrust into her role as an amateur detective when one of the fashion models is murdered. Working under the radar of the French DCJP Inspector Roget, she follows clues to solve the crime. Will the murderer prove to be the man she has fallen for? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

A Mother's Love: A Maria Rodriguez Mystery (Maria Rodriguez Mystery Series Book 1) by [Dianne Harman, Krystal Doolittle]

This isn’t the way it was supposed to be
A 17-year-old boy murdered,
Gunned down for no reason
But when you live in a known gang area in Las Vegas,
There can be collateral damage.
The police always have the time and resources to look into murders of wealthy people,
But it seems different rules apply if you’re poor,
Even if you aren’t part of a gang.

When Maria got the call that her son had been murdered, her life fell apart. And when the police said they would try to find the murderer, but there was probably little they could do, she was devastated.

If the police couldn’t do it, Maria decided she would. She knew nothing about investigating a murder, but it seemed that people were more willing to talk to a woman with no experience than to a man in a uniform.

Revenge, hatred, and jealousy are powerful motives for murder. But which one was the reason that resulted in Christopher’s murder? And more importantly, who did it?

This is the first book in a new mystery series by Dianne Harman, a USA Today Bestselling Author and Amazon All-Star, and Krystal Doolittle. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

The Cruise To Nowhere: Book Five: The Cozy Cruise Mysteries by [Lizzie Josephson]

A Cruise To Nowhere?

What was Adrianne Chrisander thinking when she dreamed that one up?
Well, Adrianne had just discovered she’d inherited Nowhere Island when she inherited Cosmos Cruise Lines and the rest of her Great Uncle Adrian’s Estate.

When her good friend and loyal Cosmos passenger Doris Davidson-Monroe asked Adrianne to help out one of the older lady’s many charitable endeavors and take some marine scientists on an expedition, The Cruise to Nowhere was the answer.

But why did Adrianne and her fiancé Keith think it wasn’t fish and coral reefs Dr. Maurice Gregory was really interested in?

Maybe it was his other interest – sunken treasure – that was the real object of the marine scientist’s underwater search?

Read on, dear reader, and find out…. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback