New Releases For the Week Of October 11th, 2020–Part 3

Fair Cronies and Felonies: A Chinese Cozy Mystery (A Raina Sun Mystery Book 10) by [Anne R. Tan]

A new director. Budget cuts. And a fire. The senior center will never be the same again.

As the new director for the senior center, Raina Sun thought organizing a few events for the geriatric crowd would be fairly easy. Until the center’s biggest donor dies in a fire, and her grandma’s arch nemesis becomes the prime suspect. As the body count piles up, Raina is drawn into another murder investigation. Can she solve the case, or will her grandma’s arch nemesis spend the rest of her golden years in prison?

Don’t miss out on the fun. Grab your copy now. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Mist Across The Sands (Beach House Mysteries Book 4) by [Victoria LK Williams]

Christmas on Pearl Island brings more than Santa. Pirates threaten the safety of the island, and when tragedy stricks, Morgan reminds the sea witch Cora of a long ago promise. Now that Morgan is assured of her personal safety, she must plan to destroy the modern day pirates terrorizing the waters off the island and insure the safe return of their hostages. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

A Whisker's Breadth (Reg Rawlins, Psychic Investigator Book 9) by [P.D. Workman]

From USA Today Bestselling Author, P.D. Workman!

Reg acquires a client with terrible luck. Reg needs all of the psychic powers that she and Starlight possess to see Vivian King’s future and what catastrophic accidents stand in her way.

But this is Black Sands, and all is not as it seems. Reg faces unexpected barriers as she tries to prevent Vivian’s death.

One day Reg hopes to understand all of the ins and outs of this business. But today is not that day.

A fun, full-length paranormal cozy mystery with a captivating cat, drop-dead gorgeous warlock, and magical races as you’ve never read them before. 

Don’t let this thrilling read slip through your paws. 

Get it today. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

The Gift of Rift: Ray's Gifts #3 (Dusky Cove Cozy Mysteries Book 8) by [Di Davis]

When a rival gift shop owner is killed, Ray must once again clear his name.

Ray Watson doesn’t like Clark Dutch. The sleepy resort town of Dusky Cove is a small market for two gift shop owners, so Clark has been Ray’s business rival for many years. Clark has only escalated their rift. But that doesn’t mean Ray wanted Clark dead.

When Clark’s body is found, Ray is the prime suspect. The police’s second choice? Judy, Clark’s employee—and Ray’s friend. With her criminal history, Judy’s in even more trouble than Ray. Can he prove their innocence?

Read more of the Dusky Cove Cozy Mystery series:

Lori’s B&B
1. Inn Over Her Head
2. Inn Trouble
3. Inn Vain
4. Inn Dire Straits
5. Inn Danger

Ray’s Gifts
6. The Gift of Grift
7. The Gift of Lift
8. The Gift of Rift
9. The Gift of Thrift (coming 2021!)

Get a FREE book, recipes and a tourist’s guide to the prettiest little town all up and down the North Carolina coast in the author’s email group–offer inside! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Calculated Entrapment: The Calculated Series: Book 5 by [K.T. Lee]

The thrilling final installment of The Calculated Series!

Stefanie Ryland is a marine biologist whose life is going exactly to plan. She’s worked her way up the corporate ladder to land her dream job at the Oceanic Exploration Group and has a fulfilling personal life. Not to mention, her older sister, Ree, is soon going to make her the world’s greatest aunt. However, a surprise phone call from Ree forces Stefanie to reevaluate everything she thought she knew. Not only has her sister been secretly moonlighting for the FBI and CIA, but Ree has also helped thwart several dangerous attacks. And her team believes that Dmitri, the man behind the attacks, has made the OEG his next target.

For CIA Operations Officer Joey Pacelli, putting Dmitri out of play isn’t just his job, it’s unfinished business. When the CIA and the FBI ask Stefanie Ryland to help them take Dmitri down, Joey travels to San Francisco to protect her. Teaming up with Stefanie is the perfect chance for Joey to beat his old nemesis at his own game. There’s just one problem – Dmitri is playing by an entirely new set of rules. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Redmond and Haze Mysteries Volume 1: Books 1-3 by [Irina Shapiro]

Murder in the Crypt A Redmond and Haze Mystery Book 1

When the body of a young man is found stuffed into the tomb of a medieval knight, Parish Constable Daniel Haze is tasked with investigating his first solo murder case. Suspicion instantly falls on the only stranger to arrive in the village of Birch Hill just before the crime took place, but the American captain proves to be an unexpected asset. A former soldier and a skilled surgeon, Jason Redmond is not only willing to assist Haze with the investigation but will risk his own safety to apprehend the killer.

With no suspects, no motive, and few leads to follow, Redmond and Haze must solve the crime before one of them becomes the murderer’s next victim.

Murder at the Abbey A Redmond and Haze Mystery Book 2

When the body of a young woman is found near the ruins of a haunted abbey, everyone assumes she died of fright. A postmortem examination tells a different story. Not only was Elizabeth Barrett poisoned, but the lethal dose of cyanide must have been administered by someone close to her—someone she trusted, who may have known her secret.

As Captain Redmond and Constable Haze delve into the victim’s seemingly ordinary life, they learn she wasn’t the proper, biddable wife everyone believed her to be. With no clear motive for the murder and no obvious suspects, the trail soon grows cold. But the killer is closer than they imagined, waiting to strike with deadly force should they discover the truth.

Murder at the Mill A Redmond and Haze Mystery Book 3

When a man’s naked corpse is found strapped to a waterwheel, newly appointed Inspector Haze is called upon to investigate the crime. With the help of American surgeon Captain Redmond, he delves into the life of Frank Darrow, a man who inspired such hatred, his mere death wasn’t enough to satisfy his killer.

Finding few clues and no obvious motive for the murder, Redmond and Haze must peel away the layers of Frank Darrow’s relationships to get to the shocking truth, while also coming to terms with unexpected developments in their own lives.

Perfect for fans of C.S. Harris and Anne Perry, and devotees of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

The Big Day Brew-HaHa: A Bigfoot Bay Witches Paranormal Cozy Mystery Novella by [Cat Larson]

It’s wedding day in Bigfoot Bay!

And the town’s spirits are higher than ever.

Everyone loves a celebration.

A starry summer evening—check.
One madly-in-love couple—check.
Treasured friends and family—check.
An enchanting setting and… enchanted guests?

The Bigfoot Bay Witches cozy mystery series:
Witch on Ice – Book 1
Bewitched Brew – Book 2
Witch Bane and The Croaking Game – Book 3
Witch Haunt – Book 4
The Witch is Back – Book 5
The Big Day Brew-HaHa – Book 6 (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Death on the Marais (Inspector Lucas Rocco Book 1) by [Adrian Magson]


Praise for Adrian Magson

‘… a classic crime star in the making’ Daily Mail

‘A gripping police procedural’ Eurocrime

France, 1963. It’s a time of great change in France, not least for Inspector Lucas Rocco. As part of a nationwide ‘initiative’ to broaden police operations, he finds himself moved from the Paris metropolis to a small village. His new patch might be rural, but it’s certainly not uneventful: on his first day, he finds a murdered woman wearing a Gestapo uniform lying in a British military cemetery.

When the body is removed by order of a magistrate from the police mortuary before Rocco can finish his investigation, he realises he’s up against a formidable enemy. An enemy who will go to any lengths – even murder – to stop his investigation. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook

Rocco and the Price of Lies (Inspector Lucas Rocco Book 6) by [Adrian Magson]

Praise for Adrian Magson‘… a classic crime star in the making’ Daily Mail

‘A gripping police procedural’ Eurocrime

The anticipated sixth instalment of the bestselling Inspector Lucas Rocco series…

Murder by suicide? Three senior government officials – a judge, a politician, and an ex-police chief – are all dead by their own hands.

Inspector Lucas Rocco finds himself once more working for the Interior Ministry: undertaking an investigation meant to avoid a government scandal and ignoring unpalatable truths. He’s soon convinced that a common denominator must be at play…

Rocco uncovers top-level fraud, theft and deception. And when he narrowly survives an attempt on his life, he realises that he has nothing to lose by bringing the truth out in to the open – whatever the risks. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Death on the Rive Nord (Inspector Lucas Rocco Book 2) by [Adrian Magson]


Praise for Adrian Magson

‘… a classic crime star in the making’ Daily Mail

‘A gripping police procedural’ Eurocrime

Picardie, 1963. A truck drops a group of illegal workers by a deserted stretch of canal in the dead of night near Poissons-les-Marais, desperate travellers in a pipeline, searching for a better life. Days later, one of them surfaces, stabbed to death.

For Inspector Lucas Rocco, finding the victim’s fellow travellers presents problems. Most Algerian immigrants are welcome, but trawling for any who aren’t is a sensitive issue loaded with threats of civil unrest, something which terrifies his bosses in the Ministry. And when Rocco is ordered to stay away from one factory, where he suspects illegals are being employed, it goes against everything he knows.

However, his diffiulcties have barely begun. One of the illegals is a young woman with a small child, on the run from her brutal husband, Samir Farek, an Algerian gangster who has threatened to kill them both. But Farek has another, bigger agenda: to take over as gang lord in Paris. With a history of disposing with anyone who crosses him – a fate he is happy to mete out even to a senior policeman who gets in his way – the potential consequences are frightening.

Caught between his instinct to protect a vulnerable woman and her child, of obeying bosses interested only in preserving the status quo, and facing the threat of a dangerous gangster who recognises no boundaries in the murderous pursuit of his plans, Rocco begins to wonder how long he can survive. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook

Spellfire & Fury (A Brimstone Falls Paranormal Cozy Mystery Book 1) by [Emery Belle]

Welcome to the wrong side of the tracks…

When Josie Prince decides to teach her cheating husband and his pudding-for-brains mistress a lesson they’ll never forget, she didn’t expect her spell to be quite so… permanent. Hauled before the coven tribunal for improper use of her magic, Josie is stunned to discover she’s being banished to Brimstone Falls, a magical prison town with a fearsome reputation and a penchant for secrets.

Talk about bad luck. Or so she thought… because her life is about to get a whole lot worse.

After stumbling across a body only a few hours after she arrives in her new home, Josie becomes suspect number one, especially in the eyes of the werewolf warden with a fondness for cowboy hats and plenty of disdain for the town’s residents. With the threat of being banished in a more permanent way hanging over her head, Josie has no choice but to try to solve the murder herself, with the help of the quirky new friends she’s met along the way.

Which isn’t as easy as it sounds, because in a town full of criminals, everyone’s got a sordid past.

And everyone’s got plenty to hide. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Death on the Pont Noir (Inspector Lucas Rocco Book 3) by [Adrian Magson]


Praise for Adrian Magson

‘… a classic crime star in the making’ Daily Mail

‘A gripping police procedural’ Eurocrime

France, 1963. A farmer reports a truck ramming into a car near Amiens, Picardie, followed by gunfire.

A group of Englishmen are brought in after a bar fight.

A tramp’s body is discovered in a burnt-out truck.

All this occurs after multiple attempts on the President’s life. Inspector Lucas Rocco knows there’s a connection somewhere. Yet despite all clues pointing to the Pont Noir for the next attack on the President, his superiors reject his suspicions. Finding himself suspended, the victim of a set-up, with no badge and no authority, and facing the lethal response of English gangsters, Rocco has to go it alone… (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook

Festival of the Vine : A Mac and Millie Mystery (Mac and Millie Mysteries Book 4) by [JB Michaels]

The Festival of the Vine would be divine if it weren’t for the murderous villain threatening to cross the line (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Praise for Adrian Magson

‘… a classic crime star in the making’ Daily Mail

‘A gripping police procedural’ Eurocrime

Rocco and the Nightingale (Inspector Lucas Rocco Book 5) by [Adrian Magson]

When a minor Paris criminal is found stabbed in the neck on a country lane in Picardie it looks like another case for Inspector Lucas Rocco. But instead he is called off to watch over a Gabonese government minister, hiding out in France following a coup. Meanwhile, Rocco discovers that there is a contract on his head taken out by an Algerian gang leader with a personal grudge against him. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback

Strange Pair: A David and Trait Mystery by [Shane Chastain]

Clean, Classic Mysteries

Carter Railcar has a problem. Murder on the factory floor. A saboteur in the operation.

When the call comes in to their Chicago office, detectives John Trait and David DeGrabber hurry over to get to the bottom of things.

There’s nothing straightforward about this one. A mystery full of the unusual characters at any workplace. Puzzles to solve, poeple to chase, and an explosive finale. There’s the matter of a little bank robbery too. 

See how the boys sort it out in, ‘Strange pair’.

About the series: The David and Trait Series are completely episodic, so you can start on whichever one you like. No cheesy big bads from one to the next, or heavy secondary arcs to worry about. John Trait, who tells the stories, and his partner David DeGrabber, are just a couple of able bodied men trying to make it on their own terms after the Allied victory. These are good clean mysteries, in the classic style. No profanity, no graphic descriptions of violence, and no hard drinking depressed detectives here. John helped to liberate France, and we don’t know where Dave spent his time, but we may one day find out, in the David and Trait Mysteries. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Cake with a Crime (Taste of Magic Mysteries Book 4) by [Kat McGee]

A long-awaited wedding. A happy event. Until Harper Dade, a witchy amateur sleuth, discovers the best man face-planted in the groom’s cake.

With Harper’s best friend’s fiancé a possible target as well, the wedding’s on hold.

But while on the run, the would-be groom holds on to his secrets like a dog—or in this case werewolf—guarding a bone. Thwarted at every turn, Harper struggles to come to terms with her past when her lowlife ex invades Willow Hollow.

Unless she solves the murder before the wedding cake goes stale, there may never be a magical happily ever after.

Cake with a Crime is book four in the Taste of Magic cozy mystery series. The series features clean, quirky magic, mystery and mayhem. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

A Hex a Day (Which Village Book 1) by [L.C. Mortimer]

A hex a day keeps the werewolves away…

My mom is dead.

At 34 1/2 years old, this shouldn’t bother me nearly as much as it does, especially considering the fact that we haven’t spoken in years.

But she’s my mom.

And it bothers me.

I make my way to her home as quickly as I can. She lived in a little town in the middle of nowhere, but as soon as I start working my way through her estate – organizing the chaos in her raggedy little cottage, sorting through her financial documents – strange things start to happen.

Suddenly, I wonder if I really knew my mother at all.

Suddenly, I wonder if her death was really an accident.

The town where she lived is full of mystery and chaos, and it doesn’t take long for me to realize that my mother’s killer is still out there – and that I might be their next victim. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

The Ship of Death: A gripping and addictive murder mystery perfect for crime fiction fans (The Anglian Detective Agency Series, Book 4) by [Vera Morris]

With a ruthless criminal loose on the Suffolk coast, life is anything but peaceful for the Anglian Detective Agency . . .

At Rooks Wood Farm, Rosalind Breen’s twin sons grieve her death. Daniel shoulders the burdens of running the farm and caring for his brother, Caleb, who’s shunned for his strange appearance.

Meanwhile, Minsmere Bird Reserve is suffering a spate of vandalism and senior partners of the Anglican Detective Agency, Frank Diamond and Laurel Bowman, are enlisted to find the culprits. But shortly after taking the case, Laurel discovers the body of a young man dumped in one of the meres and the detectives are caught up in a murder enquiry.

All evidence points to one suspect but can the Anglian Detective Agency catch the killer? Or will it take another death for the truth to be finally set free?

Readers LOVE Vera Morris’s Anglian Detective Agency series:

I sat up to past midnight reading this book’ *****

‘Full of twists and turns’ *****

‘A book you just know you are going to like from the 1st page’ *****

perfect detective novel‘ *****

I started it early one morning and had finished it by bed-time that same day!’ *****

super read‘ *****

This book stands head and shoulders above the rest in this overcrowded genre‘ *****

‘Absolute must read’ ***** (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

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