New Releases For The Week Of October 25, 2020–Part 3

Murder and Rock 'n' Roll: a 1950s cozy historical mystery (A Rosa Reed Mystery Book 5) by [Lee Strauss, Norm Strauss]

Brand New 1950s Cozy Mystery series by USA TODAY bestselling author Lee Strauss!

Murder is a hit!

It’s the summer of 1956 and Private Investigator Rosa Reed (former Woman Police Constable from the London Metropolitan Police) attends her first rock and roll concert featuring the young and upcoming music sensation Elvis Presley. The high note goes sour when a press photographer is found dead onstage and Rosa is called in to investigate. When the apparent suicide is deemed to be a murder, she is once again called upon to work side by side with her former flame, Detective Miguel Belmonte. Will Rosa keep her heart in line and find the killer before she has to sing the blues?

If you love early rock & roll, poodle skirts, clever who-dun-its, a charming cat and an even more charming detective, you’re going to love this new series!


Clean read: no graphic violence, sex, or strong language.

A brand new 1950s series!


Murder at High Tide (Book 1)

Murder on the Boardwalk (Book 2)

Murder at the Bomb Shelter (Book 3)

Murder on Location (Book 4)

Murder and Rock ‘n Roll (Book 5)

Murder at the Races (Book 6)

Hop aboard the 1920s!


Murder on the SS Rosa (Book 1)

Murder at Hartigan House (Book 2)

Murder at Bray Manor (Book 3)

Murder at Feathers & Flair (Book 4)

Murder at the Mortuary (Book 5)

Murder at Kensington Gardens (Book 6)

Murder at st. George’s Church (Book 7)

The Wedding of Ginger & Basil (Book 7.5)

Murder Aboard the Flying Scotsman (Book 8)

Murder at the Boat Club (Book 9)

Murder on Eaton Square (Book 10)

Murder by Plum Pudding (Book 11)

Murder on Fleet Street (Book 12)

Murder at Brighton Beach (Book 13)

Murder at Hyde Park (Book 14)

Murder at Royal Albert Hall (Book 15)

~more on the way!

Don’t miss LADY GOLD INVESTIGATES, the short story companion series!

Genre: cat cozy mystery series / historical mystery / women amateur sleuths / female detectives (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle,Paperback

The Wicked Fringe of Mystery: A Severine DuNoir Historical Cozy Adventure (The Mysteries of Severine DuNoir Book 4) by [Beth Byers]

November 1925

Severine DuNoir has discovered who has been hunting her.  Now she needs to discover why.  As the foes circle each other, their friends and family get drawn into the conflict.  

Just who can Severine trust?  How can she stop him?  And what will happen to those she loves if she fails?  She’s all too afraid the answer is one she won’t be able to live with. 

Book FOUR in the Mysteries of Severine DuNoir.  These historical adventures are playful with a lightly spooky edge. In the coming stories, Severine will discover more than she expected, but her sight will never turn from uncovering just what happened to her parents, not even for the dashing, Grayson Thorne. Join Severine as she peels back the layers of history and memory all while creating a future of her own.  (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

One Minute to Midnight: Magic and Mayhem Universe (Midnight Chronicles Book 1) by [Jane Hinchey]

To protect the townsfolk of Assjacket, West Virginia, from my out of control, wonky magic, I’m unceremoniously thrown in the magic pokey. Until Baba Yaga herself offers me a lifeline. With conditions. Accept the role of magic bounty hunter or remain in the pokey indefinitely.

My first assignment? Track down a witch suspected of practicing blood magic. Armed with rusty investigative skills and a shaky handle on my magic, I’m determined to bring the rogue witch to justice and prove everyone in Assjacket wrong.

The trail takes me to New Orleans, and just when the witch is within reach, she slips away, leaving a dead body at my feet. Fortunately for me, smokin’ hot local cop Jax Lincoln is on the case. Unfortunately for me, I’m his number one suspect.

Now I not only need to find the rogue witch but clear my name and prove to everyone back home that I’m not the disaster they think I am.

With All Hallows Eve fast approaching, I’m determined to one: get a handle on my magic before I blow up another building, two: apprehend the dark witch before she releases any more of her doodoo with the voodoo, and three: convince Jax that setting his pants on fire was purely accidental and that I’m not that bad a witch, I promise.

Meet magical bounty hunter, Midnight, in book one of the Midnight Chronicles, and part of the Magic & Mayhem Universe. Full of mystery, romance, and laughs, this book is suitable for lovers of cozy mystery and paranormal women’s fiction. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

The Christmas Carol: A Jayne Sinclair Genealogical Mystery (Jayne Sinclair Genealogical Mysteries Book 8) by [M J  Lee]

When an antique dealer asks Jayne Sinclair, genealogical investigator, to discover the provenance of a first edition of Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol, she is faced with a unique challenge.

How does she find the family of the man in the hand-written dedication when all she has his name, a place, Victorian Manchester,  and a date, December 19, 1843?

She has just three days to uncover the truth before the auction. Even worse, she faces spending her own Christmas alone, not something she is looking forward to at all.

Jayne is in a race against time to find the family of the man, his relationship to Dickens and the reason why the author wrote the dedication.

Can she discover the truth behind a Christmas past to deliver a Christmas present? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Spells and Spooks (Witch Haven Mystery - a fun cozy witch paranormal mystery series Book 1) by [K.E. O'Connor]

Welcome to Witch Haven. Where nothing is quite what it seems.

I’m back in the last place I want to be. A place where my magic went rogue, and people died. Witch Haven should be a haven, but I messed that up big time.

I have no friends to help me. No family left. And not even a witch’s familiar to keep me on the right path.

Magic used to flow through me, but now I’m a lone witch, drained of power and hoping I can sneak into Witch Haven, clear up the mess my stepmom left behind, and get out alive.

If the villagers find out I’m here, I’ll be hunted down. If the Magic Council catch me using anything more powerful than a light spell, I’ll go back to jail. And if my guilt doesn’t choke me, the gnomes will.

So yeah. Home sweet home never felt so unwelcoming.


Welcome to a new cozy witch paranormal mystery series, full of magic and puzzles to solve. Meet failed witch, Indigo Ash, as she struggles to get over her past and stay alive, along with a cast of quirky, fun characters who will entertain you throughout this book.

Books in this series:
Spells and Spooks
Hexes and Haunts
Curses and Corpses (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Vengeful Vellum (Cozy Corgi Mysteries Book 19) by [Mildred Abbott]

Scrapbooks of memories, tragic history, and town council elections are a deadly combination…

The final hurrah of the summer tourist season coincides with Estes Park’s commemoration of the Big Thompson Canyon flood and the results of the contentious town council election. As the warm evening gathering for somber remembrance wraps up with dramatic election announcements, the surprises involve shouts of anger… and murder.

Following a trail of blackmail, Winifred Page discovers a crime with more twists and turns than the Cozy Corgi Bookshop’s mystery room can handle. But as a scrapbook featured in the crafting club illustrates, there is no case Fred and her corgi sidekick, Watson, can’t unravel.

Secrets are revealed and dark history uncovered, thanks to a group of avid scrapbook aficionados. And Fred will need all the dirty chai lattes the Cozy Corgi Bakery can craft if she is to find the threat buried somewhere in the past or living and breathing in one of the charming shops on Elkhorn Avenue…

(This culinary cozy mystery includes a recipe for a breathtaking Peach and Vanilla Bean Pie.)

Editions Available: Kindle

Death of a Yorkshire Pudding: Albert Smith's Culinary Capers Recipe 5 by [steve higgs]

I am loving this series. Mystery, crime, and some comedy. It is all I could ask for and a whole lot more.

After the drama in Biggleswade, our crime-busting duo head to York for the annual Yorkshire pudding competition and a well-earned rest …

… well fat chance of that because they interrupt a violent robbery before they can even get to the venue.

When Albert realises he’s stumbled across something much bigger than a random mugging, he decides, for once, to leave the crime-solving to the locals. Fate, however, laughs at his plans, thrusting him and faithful canine companion, Rex Harrison, into the thick of things just as the first body is found.

Is the coveted prize for the best Yorkshire pudding driving the competitors to the most extreme lengths? Will the team attempting to break the world record for the biggest Yorkshire pudding succeed or is someone trying to scupper their chances? One thing is for sure – one body always leads to another.

There’s mystery afoot, and Rex has his nose to the ground. He’ll solve the crime to be sure, but will he be able to lead the humans to the criminals in time?

Don’t miss out! Grab your copy now and join the adventure as Rex and Albert take on their craziest mystery yet!

Baking. It can get a guy killed. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

A Pattern of Death (The Dickinson Sisters Mysteries Book 2) by [Blythe Baker]

The other sister has a secret…

Danger descends from above when the Dickinson sisters hire a chimney sweep who is not what he appears. With a sudden death throwing the village into turmoil, Lily vows to see justice done, even if her younger sister is too blinded by romance to be of much help.

But with the killer closing in, will Lily’s preoccupation with murder expose a hidden truth she has long concealed from Iris? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

The Slaying of Joe Foster (DCI Cook Thriller Series Book 13) by [Phillip Strang]

No one challenged Joe Foster in life, not if they valued theirs. And then, the gangster is slain, his criminal empire up for grabs..

A power vacuum; the Foster family is fighting for control, the other gangs in the area aiming to poach the trade in illegal drugs, to carve up the empire that the father had created.

It has all the makings of a war on the streets, something nobody wants, not even the other gangs.

Terry Foster, the eldest son of Joe, the man who should take control, doesn’t have the temperament of his father, nor the wisdom. His solution is slash and burn, and it’s not going to work, and people are going to get hurt, some of them are going to die. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle. Paperback

Cauldrons and Corpses (A Cumberpatch Cove Mystery Book 3) by [Nola Robertson]

What could be more frightening than the arrival of the bewitching season… A grandmother with a penchant for trouble and an urn filled with ashes.

Cumberpatch Cove is gearing up for Halloween, and so is the Spencer family. When a tarot reading leads to a bubbling cauldron and a suspicious death, Rylee ends up with a new ghost and a murder to solve.

Rylee knows that keeping her spirit seeing ability hidden in a place filled with paranormal enthusiasts can be difficult. Keeping the information from the town’s handsome detective, now that they are dating, proves to be even more challenging. Especially when she’s the one who finds the victim in his latest case.

Can Rylee and her friends prove that creaking doors and unexplained footsteps are linked to a real killer, or will her newest ghostly entity end up haunting her home forever? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Fashion Forward Murder (A Ryli Sinclair Mystery Book 12) by [Jenna St. James]
A Fashionista’s Dream Come True…
A Twelve-year-old Gang Leader…
Takedowns that will leave you laughing!

When Ryli and Aunt Shirley agree to take on a PI job for local bakery owner and friend, Becca Hunt, they figure it’s a simple matter of finding Becca’s ex-husband and delivering paperwork. Seems simple enough. But when the ex turns up dead, everything changes. Soon Ryli, Aunt Shirley, and Bevie are dragged into the seedy underbelly of fashion, greed, and murder. Can the girls discover who killed Becca’s ex before another fashionista turns up dead? And more importantly, will Aunt Shirley get to use her newest weapon in her massive collection? Join the girls as they chase down a killer, attend the twins’ half birthday party, and tangle with a group of twelve-year-old gang members. But just when everything seems right with the world, Ryli gets news that leaves her shattered. Can she deal with this latest blow? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

The Deepest Dark: A Miranda Riley Paranormal Cozy Mystery (Miranda Riley Paranormal Cozy Mystery Series Book 6) by [Dianne Harman, Krystal Doolittle]

Men going missing.
Talk of spiderwebs,
A beautiful temptress,
And a Jorogumo.
They’re rarely seen outside of Japan.
Surely there couldn’t be one in Little Feather, could there?

When men go missing, and the only clue is a purported spiderweb, Miranda has no choice but to consider that it’s the work of a Jorogumo, a huge, terrifying spider.

Life isn’t all that easy when you’re a Paranormal Private Investigator involved with a Police Chief who’s convinced the paranormal world doesn’t exist. When he sees it up close and first hand, Jack knows that Miranda hasn’t been entirely truthful about her profession. Not that great for a relationship in its early stages.

At times like this, Miranda’s glad she has Hank, a loveable little Corgi, to snuggle with! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Down for the Count (Witches Be Crazy Cozy Witch Mystery Series Book 6) by [Constance Barker]

An Evil Spirit Trapped in an Antique Beer Stein

Someone new is pursuing Helga’s affections. Does Jacob have something to worry about? Perhaps, but there’s something more sinister to be concerned about. A death has occurred and Helga isn’t sure if an evil spirit has taken part or if someone is trying to frame it. How does one frame an evil spirit? Very carefully. And is the death even what it appears to be?

***Find out in the sixth book of the Witches Be Crazy Cozy Witch Mystery Series*** (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Witchy Omens (Witches of Shadow Lane Paranormal Cozy Mystery Book 5) by [Misty Bane]

Full description coming soon!

Eligible bachelors turning into frogs.
A woman making herself at home with a family of dwarves.
A bride-to-be who has fallen into a deep slumber.
And a guy who won’t quit asking everyone to try on a shoe.

The citizens of Mystic Key have always been strange, but something is really off this time. It doesn’t take long for the Witches of Shadow Lane to figure it out, but removing the strong curse plaguing most of the town won’t be that easy.
If they have any hope of freeing everyone, they’ll have to hurry before the curse makes it way to Shadow Lane and picks them off one-by-one…
Well, that is if the knockoff villians don’t get there first.

Witches of Shadow Lane series:
Witchy Business, Book 1
Witchy Orders, Book 2
Witchy Secrets, Book, 3
Witchy Warnings, Book 4
Witchy Omens, Book 5 (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Creepy Hollow (Agatha Bright Mysteries Book 5) by [Elise Sax]

In this last installment of the Agatha Bright Mysteries, all will be revealed.
Agatha Bright must solve the mystery of her Auntie Prudence’s mysterious death and bring John back from oblivion. It turns out that the two tasks are related, and Agatha is thrust into a battle between good and evil, love and hate.
In order to secure her future and find her happy ending, she must right the wrongs of the past and maybe bring one or two people back from the dead. With help from her friends and family, Agatha must pull from all her resources for this final battle.
Agatha Bright Mysteries…Agatha Bright has a delicious recipe for murder.
Agatha Bright Mysteries are funny small-town mysteries with a dose of witchcraft.
“Elise Sax will win your heart.”—New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis
“Sax will make you laugh. Her larger-than-life characters jump off the page and make crazy seem like a fun place to hang out.”—New York Times bestselling author Christie Craig
“With quirky characters reminiscent of Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series and a small-town heroine redolent of Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse” –RT Book Reviews

“Fans of laugh-out-loud romantic suspense will enjoy this new author as she joins the ranks of Janet Evanovich, Katie MacAllister, and Jennifer Crusie.”—Booklist, on An Affair to Dismember
“A lighthearted and amusing caper with a sexy side order of romance . . . Gladie is an endearing mess of a character, and the book is fast-paced and amusing, with a large cast of quirky, small-town characters.”—Kirkus Reviews, on Matchpoint
“There’s plenty for fans to enjoy in Sax’s third Matchmaker installment, complete with energetic narration, zany humor and a mystery that’s as engaging as the details of Gladie’s love life.”—RT Book Reviews, on Love Game (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Last Drop of Death: A small town cozy mystery (Diana Blaise Mysteries Book 2) by [Elle Dalton]

There’s another wedding at the Ivory Rose Hotel in Shadow Creek.

The beach wedding reception Diana Blaise organized for an up and coming actress is like a scene from a fairytale.

Aunt Jolene is at a sleep retreat in Cabo San Lucas, leaving her in charge of the wedding event.

As Diana supervises everything, the knot in the pit of her stomach refuses to unravel. It’s almost a year since a murder happened at the hotel, and she’s still waiting for the other shoe to drop.

Before the night is over, Diana’s worst nightmare comes to life.

The bride is dead, poisoned during the toast.

While struggling to navigate her romantic feelings for Ervin, and to deal with an incompetent and undermining assistant, Diana must unravel the truth before Aunt Jolene hears about the murder and decides to shut down the hotel for good.

Diana needs all the help she can get, and Clover, the cat, is ready to offer some furry assistance. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle