New Releases For The Week Of October 18th, 2020–Part 4

Dream Droids: The Complete Series by [Joynell Schultz]

This box set collection contains all four cozy mysteries in the Dream Droids series.

Dream Droids is the premier robotics company specializing in sentient humanoids. Not only can they create the perfect human companion, but they can also create the perfect disaster. From undercover agents to sabotage, there’s always a mystery and romance brewing when Dream Droids is involved.

Set contains the complete paranormal cozy mystery / sweet sci fi romance series…many of them with a holiday twist that can be enjoyed any time of the year!

The four books included in this boxed set are:
Built for a Billionaire
Created for Christmas
Validated by Valentine’s
Hitched on Halloween (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Double Vision in Ripley Grove (A Ripley Grove Mystery, Book 2): A Murder Mystery (The Ripley Grove Mystery Series) by [Shirley Worley]

A Disastrous Bridal Shop Visit Draws Amateur Sleuth, CiCi Winslow, Into the Path of a Drug Ring in Double Vision In Ripley Grove, a Cozy Mystery from Shirley Worley

–Present Day, Ripley Grove, Kansas–

CiCi is shocked to learn the owner of a local bridal shop is her Aunt Katherine, who begs CiCi’s help locating her missing daughter, Jenna. Unable to refuse, CiCi’s fiancé and local detective, Chad, warns against doing anything more than asking questions.

As Cici’s list of suspects grows, so do her suspicions that Jenna’s disappearance connects to a mysterious photo and newspaper story she’d been secretly working on.

CiCi’s actions clash with Chad’s protective nature when her probing crosses paths with a police investigation and put her on the radar of an illegal drug manufacturer. Now, she’s torn between risking her relationship with Chad and locating her missing cousin, Jenna.

Publisher Note: Shirley Worley offers readers a clean and wholesome mystery with small-town charm and Hallmark moments.

The Ripley Grove Mystery Series
Double Threat
Double Vision
(Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Enchanting Murder (A Magic Brew Cozy Mystery Book 1) by [Elizabeth Clover]

After being fired from her sister’s magical resort for some unknown—but mysterious—reason, Coral Lake opened her own coffee shop, Magic Brew. With the help of a cranky talking crow, everything seemed to be going well.

Until a man drops dead in Coral’s magical coffee shop, and she has to find the murderer—before she’s the one accused!

Now, with a murder to solve, a cursed resort, and an enticing Event Planning Manager with chocolate eyes to die for, Coral needs to whip up a potion coffee. Only with a heavy dose of caffeine and magic will she be able to solve this mystery… (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

The Art Fiasco (Poppy Denby Investigates Book 5) by [Fiona Veitch Smith]

“Poppy Denby’s back doing what she does best, and this time in Newcastle! Cleverly plotted as always, with an exceptional eye for detail and a fabulous amateur sleuth, Veitch Smith carries us back once more to the Golden Age for this delicious murder mystery.” Jacky Collins (Dr Noir)It’s 1924 and Poppy Denby is heading up to Northumberland to celebrate her father’s sixtieth birthday. She stops off in Newcastle en route to visit her Aunt Dot, who has temporarily relocated from London to renovate a house she’s inherited. One of Aunt Dot’s guests is the world-renowned artist, Agnes Robson, who is staging an exhibition at the Laing Art Gallery. Reluctantly, Poppy is roped in to help when the artist’s press liaison man falls ill. She soon discovers that the local press has dug up some dirt on Agnes relating to the tragic death of a young art teacher in Ashington Colliery, twenty-seven years earlier. As she tries to suppress the story, Poppy begins to suspect that the teacher might have been murdered and that the killer may still be on the loose… (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook

The Last Witch: A Seacross Mystery (The Seacross Mysteries Book 1) by [Sabina Gabrielli Carrara]

Back in 1974 the dormant Irish village of Seacross is shocked by the gruesome circumstances of young Margaret Morehouse’s death. Forty-five years later history seems to repeat itself and the quiet life of the coastal Irish village is suddenly shaken by a series of ritualistic murders.
Someone had broken the pact of secrecy to obtain justice, but if the truth comes out nobody will be spared, from the future Taoiseach to the local men of power. Inspector Billy McCabe is called to investigate but what hides behind those deaths is more obscure than he thinks. Not only will the inspector have to face his demons and test his beliefs but he will also have to watch over his shoulder because nobody can be trusted, not even the ones closest to him. In the end, McCabe will find his way out of the net of lies and old secrets, but at what price? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

The Cure Of Ivy (Ivy Hart Mystery Book 8) by [Jessica King]

Sometimes the cure is worse than the disease

After finding out that a young woman has gone missing due to her involvement with an underground hacking association, Ivy and Vince turn to the LAPD’s top IT guy, Ivan, for help infiltrating the organization.

HAX believe they are curing the world of corruption under the guise of the “greater good”. However, the methods they use are deeply illegal and often end up with members going missing or turning up dead.

Ivy and the team head to New York City to try and track down the missing girl before she becomes another statistic.

However, Ivy soon discovers that she has a personal link to the corrupt group which could place her and many more people in grave danger…

Scroll up and download now with ONE CLICK! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Look, all Joshua Deering wanted was to pass his final photography project. It should have been simple: find a subject, take some photos, get an A, and get his dad off his back. But that’s not what happened.

And, okay, maybe he should’ve known better than to befriend a guy chilling out in a cemetery. Maybe he should’ve taken the hint when a mysterious girl stepped out of the mist and announced that there might be hunters after the cemetery guy. And maybe he should’ve studied more for his other exams instead of panicking about his project.

But hindsight is 20/20, and now creepy cemetery guy Adrian, Josh, and Josh’s two friends are being stalked by nameless, violent strangers. Their only defence is a heavy bookbag, an expensive camera, Adrian’s big secret (that actually might be the reason behind this mess), and a lot of optimism.

…This is probably going to get messy. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Miz Scarlet and the Felonious Fiancé (A Scarlet Wilson Mystery Book 7) by [Sara Barton]

Scarlet Wilson is back in her latest tale of murder and mayhem and it’s a doozy! Will she make it down the aisle and marry Kenny Tolliver? Not unless she can figure out who really killed a food truck operator!

Ten days before the wedding, fate deals Scarlet Wilson a big blow. Her normally respectable fiancé is accused of ripping off a convenience store and murdering Mike Smith before crashing his rental car. Bail is set at $250,000. But when Kenny loses consciousness in that jail cell, he’s rushed to the hospital with head trauma and a police officer is stationed outside his hospital room to make sure he doesn’t escape. He has amnesia and can’t remember what happened to him…or the dead man. Or can he? What is the secret Kenny is keeping from everyone?

When Miz Scarlet is mistaken for a friend of the victim, she’s snatched from her car by a thug working for Frank Fields, a notorious money launderer. Who is Gloria and what does she have to do with the murder?

Things go from bad to worse when the police decide Miz Scarlet must be involved in the money laundering operation because Kenny’s suspected of working with the crime boss. She’s forced to wear an electronic ankle bracelet that monitors her whereabouts at all times. Can things get any worse? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Please Take A Moment To Say Your Goodbyes: All The Wrong Reasons Episode Twelve by [KK Hendin]

The final shoe has been given, a mystery has kind of sort of been solved, which means that this season of Fated is finally coming to a close.

All the girls are headed into safe houses, where they’ll stay until the season premiere.

What can possibly go wrong?

***
ABOUT ALL THE WRONG REASONS:

Fated.

An award winning reality dating show, or, as the network likes to call it, The Real Last Chance For A Fairy Tale Ending.

You know how this works.

One Prince Charming is picked. He’s inevitably handsome, shredded, has a vague enough sounding job to be legitimate, and the ability to lie really well to the cameras. He’s looking for his One True Love, and obviously, the best way of finding that person (who always happens to be a white woman, between five foot three and five foot ten, wearing approximately a size zero to four, and preferably blonde) is to have a team of producers round up seventeen women who are all more or less interchangeable, move them into a castle, ply them with alcohol, turn cameras on, and broadcast it all on national television.

Add in a plethora of the most ridiculous dates the producers can possibly think of, too many feelings, real and fake, and an emotional proposal at the end, and you have the highest rated reality show in history.

Everyone is willing to play the game. Some walk in more willing than others, but in the end, they all believe in it. The show, the fairy tale, the happily ever after. Regardless of what’s happened to previous ‘winners’ of the show.

It’s not like anyone’s ever been there for the right reasons. But never have the wrong reasons been so wrong.

ALL THE WRONG REASONS
 is a weekly serial (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Exposure by [Erin Vance]

Look, all Joshua Deering wanted was to pass his final photography project. It should have been simple: find a subject, take some photos, get an A, and get his dad off his back. But that’s not what happened.

And, okay, maybe he should’ve known better than to befriend a guy chilling out in a cemetery. Maybe he should’ve taken the hint when a mysterious girl stepped out of the mist and announced that there might be hunters after the cemetery guy. And maybe he should’ve studied more for his other exams instead of panicking about his project.

But hindsight is 20/20, and now creepy cemetery guy Adrian, Josh, and Josh’s two friends are being stalked by nameless, violent strangers. Their only defence is a heavy bookbag, an expensive camera, Adrian’s big secret (that actually might be the reason behind this mess), and a lot of optimism.

…This is probably going to get messy. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Greed, Guilt, and the Gem: A Cozy Mystery (Strawberry Shores Mystery Book 4) by [Mak K. Han]

Laura Lane: librarian, writer…sleuth?
Laura moved to Strawberry Shores looking for a new beginning, thinking that moving to a small rural town would be just what she needed. Instead she found herself getting involved in various murder mysteries – though luckily, Laura has a special ability. When someone lies to her while there’s a radio nearby, she can hear static in her head.

Hurricane Iris has come to Strawberry Shores, as well as Jane’s Gem – an emerald donated to the library by recently-deceased citizen Jane Brooks. While Laura is leaving work one night she sees the Gem getting stolen and Walker Finn being murdered – and when the killer gets away, Laura is left as the only suspect.

Worse, her ability to lie detect is on the fritz. No matter what people are saying, she hears the static – who is telling the truth and who is lying?

Now, Laura has to unravel the mystery of who killed Walker Finn before time runs out. Will Laura be able to solve the mystery without her static ability? Or will the theft of Jane’s Gem prove to be Laura’s undoing?

This is a standalone, first book in a new sweet cozy mystery series filled with humor, suspects, and lots of books! It also has some mild paranormal elements, and is suitable for all ages. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Love Power: A Crescent City New Orleans Mystery by [Martha Reed]

Disgraced ex-police detective Jane Byrne is on the run. After surviving a brutal excessive force civil lawsuit that scarred her with PTSD, Jane blows into New Orleans’ The Bywater District on her Ducati motorcycle looking for a fresh start. The last thing she expects to find is a hate crime serial killer targeting NOLA’s inclusive LGBTQ community.
Jane’s new landlord, Ken Pascoe is the sole surviving remnant of The WarBirds, a one-hit wonder ‘80’s heavy metal band. Ken, his wife Leslie and Leslie’s Aunt Babette, a mediumistic voodoo queen are living off royalties from “Love Power,” the band’s single stadium anthem mega hit and one of the first music videos produced for MTV.
At Leslie Pascoe’s surprise 50th birthday party we meet Gigi Pascoe, Ken and Leslie’s transgender daughter and Gigi’s two LGBTQ BFF’s. Gigi raises her concern when one of her friends goes missing the day after the party. Her concern turns to fear that NOLA’s queer community is being targeted for hate crime violence when a second friend vanishes.
Dissatisfied with the NOPD force and the local FBI bureau agency responses, Jane and Gigi team up only to discover that their united effort has refocused the serial killer’s white supremacist hate-filled intent on them. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Wrecked (Faye Longchamp Archaeological Mysteries Book 13) by [Mary Anna Evans]

Next title in the Faye Longchamp Archaeological Mysteries. When tragedy strikes and everything she loves is threatened, Faye Longchamp, an expert in American archaeology, will resort to desperate measures. Because some losses cut to the bone…A murder mystery with an archaeological twist, Wrecked is:Florida-based mysteryPerfect for fans of James Lee Burke and Nevada BarrFor readers of archaeological mysteries

The suspicious drowning death of Captain Edward Eubank breaks archaeologist Faye Longchamp’s heart. It also confuses her, because he was found in scuba gear and she’s never heard him even mention scuba diving. During their last conversation, he told her that he believed he’d found a storied shipwreck, but when Faye checks it out, she finds nothing there—not a plank, not a single gold coin, nothing. If there’s no treasure, then why is her friend dead?

But the situation quickly escalates beyond a murder mystery. Surrounded by a community struggling in the aftermath of a major hurricane that has changed the very landscape, Faye grapples not only with the loss of her friend, but with her fears for her daughter, who is being romanced by a man who may be very dangerous.

As a professional with her own consulting firm, Faye had long ago given up her “anything goes” attitude when the law stood between her and an interesting dig. Now that recklessness is back. There’s nothing she won’t do to protect her daughter.

In this riveting addition to an archaeological mystery and thriller series perfect for fans of Nevada Barr, Faye must save her most precious cargo—her daughter. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Fatal Fraud: A Fatal Series Novel by [Marie Force]

A dangerous truth revealed…

A prominent member of the D.C. community has been murdered, pulling Lieutenant Sam Holland into yet another high-stakes homicide investigation that has her trying to connect the dots between a dead woman and the friends and family who’d turned against her right before her untimely death.

With numerous scandals still fresh within the department’s ranks, Sam is asked to revisit a cold case from her first year on the job that will continue the department’s reckoning with the past well into the future.

All the while, Sam’s husband, Vice President Nick Cappuano, faces mounting pressure to declare his intention to run for president in the coming election, leaving the second couple feeling the strain at home—and on the job as the family endures the first holidays without their beloved patriarch, Skip Holland.

As always, when things become too hot to handle on the job, Sam and Nick turn to each other for solace in the storm. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook

The Witchfinder General Murders: An Historical Murder Mystery (Agatha Aston Book 2) by [Jack Murray]

Hallowe’en is coming…

Bubble, bubble toil and trouble…

When a woman is found dead near her village in Norfolk, the verdict is suicide. Not everyone agrees. Detective James Simpson is ordered to investigate and he brings Agatha Aston, Betty Simpson and Talleyrand the hound, with him. They stumble across a tale of murder that stretches back two centuries.

Part occult story, part murder mystery – this creepy tale is steeped in witchcraft and strange rural festivals where everything is not as it seems.

The second Agatha Aston murder mystery is full of laughs, twists and things that go bump in the night. Golden Age crime meets The Wicker Man in this Hallowe’en tale…read it if you dare!

No graphic on-stage violence. You’ll find these books to be clean reads, with no swearing or sex. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

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