New Releases For The Week Of November 1st, 2020–Part 2

Meddlesome Madness: A Short Story Collection (The Violet Carlyle Mysteries Book 26) by [Beth Byers]

Note: This is a short story collection that contains new and previously published stories of Violet Carlyle and her friends.

Welcome to a very flapper round of parties, mischief, shenanigans, and out-and-out crime!

Are you ready for the roaring twenties? For spunky young women crafting their own lives? For long-suffering gents and those they love?

Inside, you’ll find series of adventures about Violet Carlyle and her friends that were published with the previous “Madness” anthologies along with two new adventures.

For fans of Carola Dunn, Jacqueline Winspear, Georgette Heyer, and Lee Strauss. A light, cozy mystery with a fun peek into a New Year’s celebration of a bright young thing. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Hexes and Holly: A Paranormal Cozy Mystery Holiday Anthology by [Tegan Maher, Regina Welling, Jenna St. James, Ava Mallory, Stephanie Damore, Misty Bane, Hermione  Moon, Samantha Silver, Morgana Best, Mona Marple, Amorette  Anderson, Leanne  Leeds, Addison Creek, Stella Berry, K.M. Waller]

Tis the season for tinsel, turkey, and… toe of frog? It’s time for another holiday anthology from fourteen of your favorite paranormal mystery authors. These never-before published snow-filled short stories and novellas are sure to send your spine tingling this holiday season! Grab your copy of Hexes and Holly, and get in the mood for some magical mysteries in time for Yule and Christmas this year! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Wicked Wedding (An Ivy Morgan Mystery Book 18) by [Lily Harper Hart]

You are formally invited to the wedding of Ivy Morgan and Jack Harker.
Before they walk down the aisle, though, there’s one more mystery to solve.
Ivy, who is finishing up the last days of her community service, inserts herself into a tense situation when the alarm at the domestic violence shelter she is working at sounds and she goes off to make sure all the women and children are accounted for. She expects a malfunction. What she gets is a violent man trying to remove his daughter from the facility. She reacts out of instinct … and magically thwarts the attempt.
Unfortunately for her, that’s only the beginning.
Because the man managed to escape, Ivy and Jack find themselves working together to track him down. On top of that, since the location of the building is supposed to be a secret, it appears an insider might be selling information.
More than anything, Ivy and Jack want to slide into happily ever after. However, neither of them can rest until they’re sure those most vulnerable are safe.
Ivy’s powers are growing. Her relationship with Jack was always destined to be. They’re both about to get everything they ever wanted … as long as they survive to make it down the aisle.
The big day is finally here. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Audiobook

Boozehounds and Ball Drops (Mystic's End Mysteries Book 6) by [Leanne Leeds]

A bright and festive holiday season.
A non-stop bacchanal in the streets.
Can Fortuna discover why the citizens of Mystic’s End are acting so strange?

As the town of Mystic’s End prepares for its annual holiday celebration, Fortuna is excited for a respite from the drama. Sure, Pepper still thinks there’s corruption around every corner. Yes, Martin’s still trying to convince her to go out with him. And, okay, Gabe is sulking a little while coming to terms with Miss Bessie’s secret.

But it’s nothing a little turkey, egg nog and caroling can’t fix, right?

At least, that’s what she thinks until the Mystic’s End inhabitants start acting… strange. Hedonistic, drunken raves at midnight. Revelry until dawn at the old folks’ home. Carousing ending in vandalism at the greyhound track… none of it makes any sense. As the people party on and the town falls apart, Fortuna’s nemesis Chief Clutterbuck is forced to admit he had no explanation—and he thinks the cause might be supernatural.

Will Fortuna be able to save the spellbound bon vivants of Mystic’s End while hiding the full extent of her magical powers from the chief? Or will her help expose all her secrets once and for all?

Boozehounds and Ball Drops (Mystic’s End Mysteries, Book 6) is a funny full-length paranormal cozy mystery.

Mystic’s End Mysteries:
Mystic Guests, Book 1
Angel in Demise, Book 2
Sketchy Charms, Book 3
The Art of Scrying, Book 4
The Greyt Escape, Book 5
Boozehounds and Ball Drops, Book 6
Scry Harder, Book 7

Fortuna Delphi originally appeared in Leanne Leeds’ Magical Midway Paranormal Cozy Series. There are more Mystic’s End stories to come! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Winter in Wisteria (Wisteria Witches Mysteries Book 12) by [Angela Pepper]

Something evil has been unleashed and is heading toward Wisteria. With its lawyer.

Meanwhile, Zara Riddle is picking winter snowberries when an old friend makes a surprise appearance. Zara is led to a remote log cabin, where she finds a zookeeper in trouble.

No good deed goes unpunished, and Zara gets caught up in a mysterious conspiracy involving something called Activator X.

Zara learns the hard way that some people will do anything to get their hands on Activator X.

Can Zara and her supernatural friends save the day and still get home in time to welcome a new family member?

Trouble has been unsealed, and it’s coming to town! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

The Smoking Bun (Apple Orchard Cozy Mystery Book 10) by [Chelsea  Thomas]

All it took was one gooey cinnamon bun…

…to change Pine Grove forever

Yeah, murders can be sticky. But this killing was unlike anything the girls had investigated before.

It’s a small-town, so everyone knows everyone else, and every window sill has a fresh baked pie waiting to cool. But that doesn’t mean nothing bad ever happens.

Lucky for Pine Grove, Miss May, Teeny and Chelsea are sharper than ever.

Cinnamon buns are delicious. No one disputes that fact. But this murder wasn’t soft and fluffy. So the girls need to roll up their sleeves and get to work…

…because it’s up to them to find the smoking bun.

Get it now. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

A Spelling Mistake: A Paranormal Women's Fiction Cozy Mystery (Vampire Book Club 3) by [Nancy Warren]

Spell in haste, repent at leisure…

Middle-aged witch Quinn Callahan agrees to hold a book launch for the bestselling but recently dead author Bartholomew Branson. It’s a small favor for the new vampire. Unfortunately, things get out of hand when the author arranges a huge launch party and someone dies.

Spells are going wrong, the book contains a dreadful mistake and the town of Ballydehag, Ireland, is once again in turmoil.
This is the third novel in the Vampire Book Club series of paranormal women’s fiction cozy mysteries from a USA Today Bestselling author.
A Spelling Mistake is book 3 in the Vampire Book Club series of cozy paranormal mysteries. Each can be read alone and there is no bad language or gore. There is humor, murder solving and a touch of romance from the best-selling author of the Vampire Knitting Club series. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Poodle Versus The Butcher (Cottage Country Cozy Mysteries Book 5) by [Anne Shillolo]

It’s a close call for Rocco, as the Nasty Small Poodle hits the headlines.
Leaves are falling, the air is crisp, and early snow flurries are in the forecast. The annual autumn hunting season in Williamsport has arrived.
Zora Flynn, the 50-something publisher of the local newspaper, has planned a series of stories about hunting in cottage country. But when she stumbles on two corpses before the first interview, it’s obvious that more than wild game has been killed.
Sonny Rigg, a teenage delinquent with a long history of foolish shenanigans, is making a big effort to redeem himself. But he’s the number one suspect in the latest murder. Zora is worried. She believes that instead of being the culprit, he’s likely the killer’s next target. Against their better judgment, Zora and the reporters set out to clear Sonny’s name and bring the real killer to justice.
Their task is complicated. Zora and Rocco, her pampered prince of a poodle, end up homeless. A raucous moose-calling contest has unexpected results. And a murderer tracks Zora and those closest to her.
(It probably goes without saying, but the Poodle Versus… series is good, clean fun, except for the occasional suspicious death. No graphic violence, sex or swearing.) (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Granny Vigilante: Glazed and Confused (Granny Vigilante Cozy Mystery Book 6) by [Susan Harper]

Deadly donuts and sticky situations.

A cozy mystery from International Bestselling Author Susan Harper

Solomon is stuck in England trying to prove his innocence. In the meantime, a murder at the donut shop has created quite the sticky situation for the Toronto police department. Can Ronnie and Fran find the killer and make him pay for messing with a cop’s best friend: donuts?

Glazed and Confused is the sixth book in the dark, comedic Granny Vigilante Cozy Mystery series. If you like stories where the criminals get what’s coming to them, you’re going to enjoy watching the Granny Vigilante in action.

Download Glazed and Confused and start solving your next mystery today!

Always FREE on Kindle Unlimited (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

The Beach Party Mystery: A Crampton of the Chronicle adventure (Deadline Murder Series Book 5) by [Peter Bartram]

Murder stalks the beach party…

Brighton is about to host its most exciting beach party ever – with the world’s biggest name in rock music headlining the show.

It seems a world away from the work of Evening Chronicle crime reporter Colin Crampton. But that’s before fraudster Claude Winterbottom is beaten to death.

As Colin investigates the crime, he finds there are too many suspects. Like Manfred Crouchpenny, the fattest loan shark in the world. Or Jeremiah Clarke, leader of a band of purity campaigners. And who is the mystery woman who hides behind the pseudonym Astraea?

The climax explodes on a pirate radio ship moored off the British coast. There are laughs alongside the action as Colin and feisty girlfriend Shirley Goldsmith race against time to save countless lives at the beach party.

See what reviewers say about Crampton of the Chronicle:

“I found myself quickly wrapped up in this and didn’t want to put it down until I was done.” Me and My Books

“A romp of a read. Very funny and very British.” The Book Trail

“An excellent novel, full of twists and turns, plenty of action scenes, crackling dialogue – and a great sense of fun.” Fully Booked

“A good page-turning murder mystery, with a likeable protagonist and great setting.” The Bookworm Chronicles

“A highly entertaining, involving mystery, narrated in a charming voice, with winning characters. Highly recommended.” – In Search of the Classic Mystery Novel

Superbly crafted and breezy as a stroll along the pier, this Brighton-based murder mystery is a delight.” Peter Lovesey, Crime Writers’ Association Diamond Dagger winner

“By the end of page one, I knew I liked Colin Crampton and author Peter Bartram’s breezy writing style.” Over My Dead Body

“One night I stayed up until nearly 2am thinking ‘I’ll just read one more chapter’. This is a huge recommendation from me.” Life of a Nerdish Mum (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Son of a Witch (Wicked Witches of Pendle Island Book 4) by [Mara Webb]

There’s no rest for the witchy on Pendle Island. Chelsea Sponks barely scrambles her way out of one mystery before falling headfirst into another. If that isn’t bad enough her boyfriend, town sheriff Deacon, has just discovered that she’s a witch.


Now Chelsea’s boyfriend is under official magical investigation, and he’s took off running into the woods before she can sit down and explain anything. With a weekend of sulking ahead of her Chelsea finds her plans quickly turned on their head when Lizzy asks for her help at an art show.

The event? A world famous artist launching an international exhibit on Pendle Island. The attendees? Stuffy, rude, and seriously lacking manners. The showstopper art piece? A body in a box, and a new mystery, all for Chelsea to solve.

To top it all off she has a house guest that won’t stop stapling teabags to the walls, a sick cat with a penchant for drama, and a missing gardener, who seems to have made enemies with a local werewolf pack.

Things could only get worse if her mother called to announce a surprise visit…

Ring, ring!

Son of a Witch is the fourth book in the Pendle Island Witches mystery series. It’s light-hearted, clean, and may contain a sassy animal or two. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Wicked Chronicles: An Ivy Morgan Mystery Books 16-18 by [Lily Harper Hart]

Magic and mystery are about to collide as Ivy Morgan and Jack Harker make a run for the altar. Along the way they will fight their share of monsters – both human and otherwise – as they struggle for their happily ever after.
Some things are destiny, and Jack and Ivy are one of those things. The time has finally come.

This three-book omnibus includes Wicked Reunion, Wicked Games, and Wicked Wedding. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Comic Sans for the Ex: Thistlewood Star Mysteries #5 by [C. Rysa Walker]


A girls’ weekend in Nashville takes an unexpected turn when Ruth’s ex-husband vanishes, leaving behind a suicide note and the body of his business partner. It’s clear that Joe was involved in something highly illegal, but Ruth has a hard time believing he was capable of murder and Cassie refuses to accept that he’s dead.

Ruth, Wren, and Cassie return to Thistlewood, and turn their attention to the local (and far less lethal) mystery of who stole a prize-winning quilt from the women’s club. But murder seems to have followed them home from Nashville, and piecing together the patchwork of clues her ex-husband left behind could put Ruth and everyone she loves in danger. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Bones Under the Beach Hut (A Fethering Mystery) by [Simon Brett]

Welcome to Fethering! Amateur detectives Carole and Jude investigate a slaying by the seaside in this quirky, cozy, British village mystery.

Carole is delighted to take ownership of a beach hut in the affluent nearby seaside resort of Smaltings – until, that is, human remains are found under the floorboards. Who do the bones belong to – and who put them there? Carole and her best friend Jude are determined to find out.

Their suspicion quickly falls on attractive Philly Rose, a young Londoner newly arrived in the area, whose boyfriend has recently vanished in mysterious circumstances. But Kelvin Southwest, self-appointed ‘ladies’ man’ and caretaker of Smalting’s beach huts, seems to be hiding a dark secret beneath his smooth exterior . while Reginald Flowers, pompous President of the Smalting Beach Hut Association, is also strangely defensive about his own history.

As Carole and Jude dig for the truth, one thing becomes clear: there are secrets buried deep in Smaltings, which someone is determined will never reach the surface. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback

Shooting in the Shop, The (A Fethering Mystery) by [Simon Brett]

Welcome to Fethering! Christmas turns killer for amateur sleuths Carole and Jude in this quirky, cozy, British village mystery.

Carole Seddon hates Christmas – it all seems rather a waste of time. So when her neighbour and best friend, Jude, drags her along to go shopping at a local store called Gallimaufry, she can feel her inner-Scrooge knocking. But the sales are on, and even Carole can’t resist a bargain.

A few days later, though, Gallimaufry is burnt down, and a body is discovered in the ashes. It seems like a tragic accident . . . but no-one can die of natural causes when a gun is involved. The victim was young, pretty and successful; who could possibly want her dead?

With a host of suspects, the amateur detectives know they have their work cut out for them. And as they dig deeper they discover a host of half-truths and lies. It seems that someone in Fethering has a deep, dark, deadly secret – and is prepared to kill to keep it. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback