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After hours of endless traffic jams, François and his children—Kevin, the withdrawn teenager, and Baptiste who doesn’t care for anything but his dog Hermione—finally arrive at their vacation destination in a village located in the South of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?)

NEVER HIRE A HANDSOME VAMPIRE!

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.

NEVER FALL FOR A LIBRARIAN!

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)

Editions Available: Kindle

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)

Editions Available: Kindle

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
(Amazon)

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


 

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