New Releases For The Week Of October 18th, 2020–Part 2

Murdered Mentor: A Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery (Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery Series Book 20) by [Dianne Harman]

Everyone looked up to the Senator,
And he mentored so many people.
A few knew about his mistress,
And even his illegitimate daughter.
But no one knew his ultimate secret.
A secret that would only be revealed when he died,
But death did come a little sooner than expected.

Kelly’s son, Cash, is running for the Oregon Senate with the blessing of Senator Johnson. But when the Senator dies, long held secrets come out, even some about people who were threatening to blackmail him. And was he really murder? Could it have been suicide?

Only his wife knows, but she’s become mentally incapacitated. Kelly and Mike never planned to get involved in this case, but sometimes, you just have to do the right thing.

An inspirational page-turning cozy mystery that will leave you with a smile on your face, a tear on your cheek, and a belief in your fellow man.

The author is a USA Today Bestselling Author and Amazon All-Star. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Masks and Malice in Las Vegas: A Humorous Tiffany Black Mystery (Tiffany Black Mysteries Book 23) by [A.R. Winters]

A twist of fate finds Tiffany and Ian dressed up as Tiffany Toucan and Ian Emu – restaurant staff who pretend to be birds, complete with face paint, fake beaks and appropriate squawks – at a client’s animal-themed restaurant…

A Cupcakes-and-Crime Caper

When a treasured family heirloom goes missing, Tiffany and Ian are called in to discover which errant family member might have stolen it.

What should’ve been an easy case soon becomes a dangerous one, as dead bodies begin to appear and the seemingly sweet family turns out to have quite a few skeletons in their cupboard.

Meanwhile, Nanna discovers a family secret of her own, and Tiffany’s personal life finally makes some progress, even though it’s not quite what she was hoping for…

Praise for A.R. Winters:

“You fall in love with Tiffany Black from the start, and the mystery starts immediately” – Melissa Greenberg, Top 1000 Reviewer

“Fans of Stephanie Plum, meet Tiffany Black, A.R. Winters’s new heroine.” – Rea,

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

Dinners and Disasters in Las Vegas is the twenty-third book in The Tiffany Black in Las Vegas Mystery Series. Though it can be read as a standalone, it’s best read in series order.

This is a lighthearted 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. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

A Puzzling Amish Murder: An Amish Cozy Mystery (Ettie Smith Amish Mysteries Book 23) by [Samantha Price]

Ettie Smith is back! She’s over eighty and Amish, but this feisty sleuthing widow won’t let anything slow her down. 

When Ettie stumbled over a dead body, she was surprised to see it was an Amish woman, Deena Brown.

Ettie soon learned Deena had not always been Amish. It was one reason the woman never fitted in—that and the fact that no one saw her for days when she was working on her jigsaw puzzles.

Ettie knew if she recreated Deena’s last days the murderer would be revealed.  It wasn’t as easy as it seemed because the information didn’t form a proper picture. 

Was the killer covering his tracks by hiding missing pieces? 

Who killed Deena Brown? Was it a disgruntled client from her realtor days? Her estranged ex-husband? Or, was it someone entirely different? Someone, possibly, who’d been under their noses the whole time?

Can Ettie fit the clues together of this puzzling murder, so Deena can rest in … piece?

From USA Today Bestselling and Kindle All-Stars author, Samantha Price, comes the twenty-third book in the Ettie Smith Amish Mysteries series. A series that has delighted lovers of clean, light-hearted mysteries for years. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Mug Shot (Patricia Fisher Mystery Adventures Book 7) by [steve higgs]

If you like action, mystery, humor, and plot twists, as well as good old fashion detective work, then this is the book for you!’ – Customer review

Invited to a big anniversary party in the suite next door, Patricia Fisher is pleased to celebrate the idea that marriage can work. Successful internet billionaire Howard Berkowitz and his wife Shandy seem very happy, even after thirty years together …

… that is until a shot rings out and Shandy’s sister falls to the deck stone dead.

But who was the bullet meant for? The shot winged Shandy, who was standing right next to the victim. Is she still in danger? Desperate for an answer, Howard begs Patricia to solve the mystery and find the killer. Can she do it before the killer can finish the job? Or was the sister always the target?

Stuck in Iceland while the Aurelia’s dented hull is repaired, Patricia and her friends must dig deep into the Berkowitz family history. However, the moment she believes she is onto something, a second murder muddies the water and this time the victim is a member of Patricia’s immediate circle.

The killer is still at large, but is their grisly task complete? Or are there more victims to come? Though they grieve losing one of their own, Patricia and friends double down to unravel the clues as a deadly game begins to unfold …

‘Just when I think Steve’s books can’t get any better he writes another one that is better. This was a “can’t put book down, can’t sleep, can’t eat” type of book.’
‘Two things about Mr. Higgs amaze me; first that he can write such interesting and hilarious tomes, second that he can write about a Middle Aged woman so well that you forget the author is a man (and a retired soldier).’ (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Bake It to the Limit: A Culinary Cozy Mystery Series (Twin Berry Bakery Book 1) by [Wendy Meadows]

Will Rhonda and Rita’s new life in Clovedale Falls and their dreams for the future be over before they even begin?

Rita and Rhonda Knight are forty-four-year old twin sisters who retire from law enforcement and move to the quaint north Georgia town of Clovedale Falls in search of a quiet new life. They settle in for a lot of hard work getting their bakery business ready before the annual Pumpkin Festival begins, but they are taken by surprise when they find a dead man right next door—a dead man whose face is familiar.

Suddenly the sleepy little town of Clovedale Falls is the scene of a growing mystery that threatens to destroy Rita and Rhonda’s new life. And to make matters worse, because they are so new in town, who can they trust? When they meet a brave sheriff, a farmer who turns out to be a courageous friend, and a sweet elderly woman, they begin to find their footing in town and Rita and Rhonda set out to solve the murder, racing against time.

The case turns darker when a second murder takes place and more unknowns are tossed into the mix. Uncertain what path to take or what to do, Rita and Rhonda have no choice but to wait until the killer comes for them, causing the twin sisters to reckon with frightening questions. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

A Frightening Fangs-giving: Cozy Mystery (Country Cottage Mysteries Book 11) by [Addison Moore]

An innkeeper who reads minds. An ornery detective. And a trail of bodies. Cider Cove is the premiere destination for murder.

Each book in the series can be read individually so dive on in! ***Includes RECIPE***

My name is Bizzy Baker, and I can read minds—not every mind, not every time but most of the time and believe me when I say it’s not all it’s cracked up to be.

It’s time for Thanksgiving in Cider Cove—and when another body turns up, I’m suddenly not feeling so thankful. Our little town is turning one hundred and we’re celebrating Founder’s Day for the entire month of November. But when one of my sister’s so-called friends opens up a copycat of Macy’s soap and candle shop, directly across from hers, tensions flare and threats are made. Murder is being served up cold and my sister, Macy, is looking pretty guilty.

Bizzy Baker runs the Country Cottage Inn, has the ability to pry into the darkest recesses of both the human and animal mind, and has just stumbled upon a body. With the help of her kitten, Fish, a mutt named Sherlock Bones and an ornery yet dangerously good looking homicide detective, Bizzy is determined to find the killer.

The Country Cottage Inn is known for its hospitality. Leaving can be murder.

A laugh out loud cozy mystery by New York Times Bestseller Addison Moore and her partner in cozy crime, USA TODAY Bestseller Bellamy Bloom.
 Cosmopolitan Magazinecalls Addison’s books, “…easy, frothy fun!”

Cider Cove, Maine is the premiere destination for fun and relaxation. But when a body turns up, it’s the premiere destination for murder. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Murder in the Cards (A Peachtree Point Mystery Book 3) by [J A  Whiting, Amanda  Diamond]

This is book 3 in the Peachtree Point cozy mystery series by USA TODAY Bestselling Author J A Whiting and Amanda Diamond.
There are some new arrivals in the seaside town of Peachtree Point, New Hampshire and some of the residents are unhappy with the situation. Romani have come to work the harvest at Deer Run Orchard and plenty of trouble ensues.
The town librarians, Heather and Sylvie, hope to offer a program highlighting the Romani culture, but all is not smooth sailing. Two murders, embezzlement at the orchard’s gift shop, and a third murder puts the town on edge.
Will Heather, along with her family and friends and Booker the cat, figure it out before someone else loses their life? Or is murder in the cards? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Murder at the Village Fete : A 1920s cozy mystery (A Tommy & Evelyn Christie Mystery Book 2) by [Catherine Coles]

Downton Abbey crossed with Murder, She Wrote…set in a Yorkshire village!

Evelyn Christie, the new Lady Northmoor, is looking forward to hosting the local village fete in the grounds of Hessleham Hall.

However, the last thing she expects to see on the morning of the fete is the local Member of Parliament face down in the stream at the edge of the lawn! Evelyn and her husband, Tommy, are again called into action to find the dastardly murderer before he strikes again!

If you enjoy the glamour of bygone eras like 1920s Downton Abbey and gently, cozy mysteries set in the English countryside then you will love this new series. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Apprehend Me No Flowers: A Madison Night Mystery by [Diane Vallere]

Two abandoned bodies lead to a polarized community. Can an amateur sleuth bridge the divide and help catch a killer?

After a lawsuit puts interior decorator Madison Night’s business on indefinite hold, she needs a diversion. A walk in the park with police captain Tex Allen is anything but: they discover two corpses on the property. The bodies are unidentifiable, and inconvenient weather conditions have rendered the crime scene obsolete. With no leads, the case seems unsolvable.

With time on her hands, Madison joins a community volunteer group and discovers a clue that ties the victims to a local florist. A surprise court date catches her off guard, and her continuing involvement in the case may cost her more than she can afford to lose.

Can Madison dig up the evidence needed to catch a killer before the bloom fades on her business?

APPREHEND ME NO FLOWERS is the seventh thrilling cozy mystery in the humorous Mad for Mod series. If you like vintage fashion, edgy cozies, and police investigations, then you’ll love Madison Night’s latest adventure.

Buy APPREHEND ME NO FLOWERS for a fun, petal-pushing mystery today! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

High Tide Homicide: An Enchanted Coast Witch Cozy Mystery (Enchanted Coast Magical Mysteries Book 4) by [Tegan Maher]

Giants and fairies and murder, oh, my!

Life on the Enchanted Coast just got a whole lot more interesting. With expansions to the resort that include a wing for larger species – giants, to be exact – and a forest complete with fairy pools and cottages to attract woodland species, witch Destiny Maganti is facing a whole new influx of paranormal guests.

When a mysterious woman is murdered during the official grand opening and a fairy loved by all is accused, she has her hands full. For the first time ever, the resort is divided, and it’s all she can do to hold it together.

On top of solving a murder, she’s also tasked with finding a replacement manager for the tiki. From stuffy professor types to lackadaisical surfers, her applicant pool is as frustrating as it entertaining, but something’s gotta give. After all, she’s a witch, not a superhero.

Join Destiny, Tempest, Colin, and the rest of the Enchanted Coast crew on yet another magical, fast-paced adventure full of humor, fruity drinks, and homicide. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Fortune Haunter: A Ghostly Mystery Series (Haunted Everly After Book 5) by [ReGina Welling, Erin Lynn]

Everly Dupree wants what’s best for Mooselick River, but that doesn’t include Martha Tipton blowing an old town legend out of proportion to attract tourism. Or murder.

Books in this series:
1. Ghost Mortem
2 Bargain Haunter
2.5 Found Haunting (a short story)
3 Christmas Presence
4 Ghost Haste
4.5 Teen Spirit
5 Fortune Haunter (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

BONES IN BELGIUM: A World Traveler Cozy Mystery (book 3) by [Carolyn L. Dean, Spencer Pierson]

Let sleeping dogs lie, or wake them up and risk getting bitten?

When Jennifer’s sent to Belgium to untangle her mysterious boss’ problem, she doesn’t expect to land feet-first in a World War II era mystery. Local townspeople have more reasons to hide the truth than to risk exposure, and it doesn’t take long before she’d right in the thick of ancient feuds and missing treasure. With her friends from Ravenwood Cove, James and Amanda, coming to visit, she knows it’s a trip to Belgium they’ll never forget!

Clean language, and only rated PG because hey, there’s a murderer running around in this book.

Editions Available: Kindle

Murder Under A Black Moon: A 1930s Mona Moon Historical Cozy Mystery Book 6 (A Mona Moon Mystery) by [Abigail  Keam]

“Keam’s plot is ingenious and entertaining, and her recreation of the time was a pleasure to experience. Murder Under A Black Moon is most highly recommended.” -Readers’ Favorite

Madeline Mona Moon is not your typical young lady. She is a cartographer by trade, explorer by nature, and adventurer by heart. She attends the Kentucky Derby with Lord Farley and his guest, the fabulous Alice Roosevelt Longworth, one of the most famous women in the world. To their surprise and dismay, a man is murdered right under their noses. How could they not have noticed? To make matters worse, Mona’s friend, Willie Deatherage, is accused of the murder. Mona insists that Willie couldn’t have done it as she never left Mona’s side during the race—or did she? Mona is not going to let her friend go to jail for something she didn’t do, but how does Mona find the real killer amongst other suspects at the Derby? If Mona has to interview every one of the 60,000 people attending the Derby, she will. That’s how Mona does things in 1934. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Fruitcakes and Fatalities (A Sweetwater Springs Southern Mystery Book 5) by [S.C. Merritt]

Tis the season for last minute shopping, twinkling trees and holiday baking . . . all these add to the joy of the season, right? But, as baking contestants from six states descend on Sweetwater Springs, peace and joy are in short supply. The town has been selected to host the south’s biggest fruitcake baking competition and Momma and Glory have everything under control until two feuding bakers turn up the heat and someone decides one of them would be “batter” off dead. Can Glory solve the crime and save Momma’s moment in the spotlight? Celebrate Christmas with all the folks in Sweetwater Springs and find out! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Crossroads (Providence Island Book 4) by [Dianna Wilkes]

He’s tired of running. She’s looking for an escape. Can they find a home together?

Joshua Canfield spent the last year hiding from killers. He’s done things he can never confess, especially not to the loved ones he was protecting. All he wants now is to reunite with his family and live a peaceful life.

Lila Grainger has one goal in life. To earn enough money to leave Providence Island and a family with no regard for the law far behind. She never expected to meet someone like Joshua. He’s the finest man she’s ever known, and he sees her as a woman, not as a Grainger. But she can’t expect him to leave his family to follow her.

Neither of them knows that a new threat lingers on Providence Island. One that puts Lila in danger and could expose Joshua’s past. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle