New Releases For The Week Of November 22nd, 2020–Part 2

Night Train to Paris: An unputdownable historical murder mystery (A Fen Churche Mystery Book 2) by [Fliss Chester]

Meet Fen Churche, as she steps off the night train with the sun rising over Paris. Cat whisperer, crossword puzzler… accidental detective?

Autumn, 1945Fen cannot wait to see her beloved godmother Rose, who has invited Fen to stay with her in the city of lights. As she arrives, Fen is dreaming of strolls by the Seine, taking tea at the Eiffel Tower and above all French feasts with Rose where they can trade stories of how they survived the terrifying war years.

But Fen has barely made friends with Rose’s bad-tempered poodle when she returns to the apartment to find her godmother murdered, a paintbrush stuck in her neck. Suddenly Fen is thrown into the middle of a truly puzzling mystery. Who on earth would want to murder Rose, a gentle artist and generous friend?

A blackmail letter convinces Fen that the police have got everything wrong and Fen knows she has to solve the case just like one of her crosswords, one clue at a time. As she meets her godmother’s friends, she makes a surprising discovery: Rose was part of the Resistance during the war…

When a second body turns up, another of Rose’s wartime contacts, Fen must act fast. But as the killer turns their sights on Fen, does she have what it takes to solve this mysterious murder and get justice for her darling godmother?

You won’t be able to put down this utterly addictive historical cozy mystery! The absolutely perfect treat if you love Agatha Christie, Rhys Bowen and Jacqueline Winspear.

Readers are totally addicted to Fliss Chester!

‘I was totally captivated from the very beginning I was holding my breath… I can’t praise this book enough.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Nail-biting suspense and powerful emotion… A marvellous treat for historical mystery fans… A compulsively readable thriller that has me waiting with bated breath for the next.’ Bookish Jottings ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

A wonderful historical mystery and a fantastic start to a new series.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

‘The plot is intriguing and filled with mystery, spies, lies, romance, murder and more!!!… Kept me guessing throughout.’ Goodreads Reviewer

A perfect historical mystery! What a beginning!… I could not put this book down and look forward to more from Ms. Chester.’ Goodreads Reviewer

‘A brilliantly entertaining murder mystery… Full of lies, spies, murder, romance, mystery and so much more. Bursting at the seams!’ Sharon Beyond the Books

I read raptly to the end, unaware that a summer storm poured outside. Can’t wait ’til book two!’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

‘I needed to know who the killer was, I just kept reading. House chores? No time for that!’ NetGalley Reviewer (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook

Dancing Queen: A Connor Maxwell Mystery by [Timothy Glass]

Dancing Queen, A Connor Maxwell Mystery Book 3

Lakewood Police Department has assigned Detective Connor Maxwell; one of the most baffling investigations of his career: an unsolved abduction and missing person, leaving a cold trail and scattered clues to follow across the country. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Mission: Possible by [Camilla Chafer]

After PI Lexi Graves is approached to investigate an accident which has left the homeowner, Sophie Takahashi, in a coma, she quickly realizes the case isn’t quite as clear cut as first appears. For one thing, Sophie’s injuries are inconsistent with her supposed accident. Secondly, her husband is suspicious she might not be who she says she is. Who really is the woman in the hospital bed? And why would someone want to hurt her?

As Lexi ponders the merits of the case, she’s caught up in a bank robbery. The heist crew are clearly professional, yet not a penny is stolen. With the police and FBI sniffing around, the nervous bank manager needs their help. There’s only one small problem: he won’t tell them what’s missing.

Tracking down a mystery attacker, confirming an identity, and solving a bank robbery? Just a regular week for Montgomery’s most peppy PI! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Murder in Kauai: A Chef Dani Rosetti Cozy Mystery by [Dianne Harman]

It seemed pretty simple.
Cater an event on the island of Kauai
For wealthy businessmen
And then spend some time surfing and sunbathing.
When the beautiful Asian talk show hostess,
The wife of their client,
Is targeted for murder,
There goes the Hawaiian vacation!

When Dani and Arthur agree to cater a special dinner party in Kauai, they plan on doing nothing afterward but show Anna, Dani’s ten-year-old niece, how to surf and snorkel. It didn’t quite work out that way.

They’re thrust into the investigation of the attempted murder of their host’s high-profile wife. His resort compound, where he and his wife live, is impenetrable, so who would have had access to her bedroom and her pillbox?

Sit back and take an armchair trip to Hawaii while Dani and Arthur search for a motive – and the person who wanted to kill the host’s beautiful wife! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Cozy Christmas Reunion: Holiday Cozy Mysteries by [Summer Prescott, Gretchen Allen, Patti Benning, Thea Cambert, Donna Walo Clancy, Karoline Barrett, Allyssa Mirry, Melinda Craig]

A must read holiday Cozy Mystery collection from Summer Prescott Books authors, past and present!

Patti Benning
Christmas Past

Sophia Palmer’s father vanished five months ago, the same night that her cousin was found murdered. When he returns just a few days before Christmas, confused and babbling about crimes long past, Sophia has to decide whether she believes his claims of innocence. If he’s telling the truth, the entire family could be in danger. Is truth more deadly than fiction?

Thea Cambert
Christmas at Pumpkin Hill

It’s Christmastime, and The Inn on Pumpkin Hill is booked solid. It’s sure to be a busy season for Eloise Murphy and her mother, with all of the local festivities that are planned for the holidays.
Eloise does her best to juggle innkeeping duties alongside her job as a reporter, and secret advice columnist, at the local newspaper. When a body turns up, she joins forces with a friend, to solve the mystery in time for Christmas.

Donna Walo Clancy
Murder on Christmas Mountain

Five friends, attending a reunion at the Christmas Mountain Resort, look forward to a relaxing, three-day weekend spent making their annual Christmas wreaths. Shortly after they arrive, a body is found, and the identity of the victim hits too close to home for one of the guests.
Liz, a guest, and wedding planner extraordinaire, has a keen eye for details and an analytical mind. Now, it’s up to her to prove her friend’s innocence, and find the killer in just one weekend.

Karoline Barrett
Eight Maids a Murder
The holly jolly mood flees from mystery author Kate Camlen’s annual holiday reunion, when a body is discovered. Police quickly rule out foul play, but Kate isn’t convinced. It turns out there are a few people who might have an interest in the victim’s death, and Kate is determined to find out whodunit. Removing her Santa hat, to don her detective hat, she sets out to find the truth.

Melinda Craig
Magic on Christmas

Melissa Sneedle, bookstore owner and late blooming witch, is looking forward to yummy food and a quiet Christmas with Joe and his family. When she shows up for dinner, however, odd things happen.
An antique star breaks, then Melissa loses a shoe, and the power goes out. Joe’s mom begins acting strangely, and Melissa accepts the fact that she’s going to have to use magic to save the holiday. Can she get Christmas dinner back on track, or will the evening become the worst holiday gathering in witch history?

Allyssa Mirry
A Deadly Gift of Fruitcake

Who would have thought regifting could lead to murder?
Though Janet’s next-door neighbor is a cranky old woman who likes to hurl things at carolers, Janet grudgingly gives in to the Christmas spirit and re-gifts her a fruitcake. Unfortunately, the fruitcake is chock full of poison. Feeling guilty that her gift led to murder, and worried that someone might want her dead, Janet investigates. How many times did the dreaded fruitcake change hands? Who was the intended victim? Who is the killer? Can Janet figure it out before Christmas?

Summer Prescott
Mewy Christmas

When an elderly woman wanders through Elsa Garner’s yard, searching for a lost cat, Elsa is concerned. The woman isn’t dressed warmly enough for the weather, and seems lost and confused. When her cat shows up on Elsa’s doorstep later in the day, Elsa looks at the tag on the cat’s collar and immediately drives her home.
What she finds when she gets there is chilling, and plunges her headfirst into investigating a murder. Will she find out what happened to the cat’s owner? Or will trouble find her first?

Gretchen Allen
Hidden Snow-Away

Renting a house in Blizzard Bay seems like just the right way to reunite the Vaughn Family…all five of them. Gathering there for the holidays had been a tradition in years past, but the siblings haven’t exactly seen eye-to-eye for a few years, so Mom and Dad step in to rebuild the shaky relationships. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Silver Bells & Murder: A Violet Carlyle Historical Mystery (The Violet Carlyle Mysteries Book 27) by [Beth Byers]

December 1926

Violet and Jack take the train to Scotland with their friends for the holidays only to arrive and realize that the village has been exposed to scarlet fever. Given the delicate babies in their family, they determine to insulate themselves at the lodge they’d taken.

Nearly desperate for some peace and holiday cheer, they intend nothing but lolling by the fire, diving into cupfuls of eggnog, and feasting.

Only, once again, they discover a body. The worst of it is that they were alone at the lodge when the crime was committed. Is it possible that one of them is the killer? Join Vi and friends as they determine their loyalties and hunt a murderer.

Book TWENTY-SEVEN in the Violet Carlyle Mysteries. Are you ready for the roaring twenties? You’ll love Vi, her patient husband Jack, her indulgent twin Vic, and their friends. For fans of Carola Dunn, Jacqueline Winspear, Georgette Heyer, and Lee Strauss. A light, cozy mystery with a fun peek into life in the life of a bright young thing. No swearing, graphic scenes, or cliffhangers.

Up next: Murder at Midnight (coming soon) (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

The mediums of Beach Drive don’t take rumors of a witches’ coven seriously—not until it threatens one of their own.

Meanwhile, Officer Brian Henderson can no longer ignore the secrets of Marlow House. Can he handle the truth? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Mascara and Murder (Murder In Style Book 3) by [Gina LaManna]

For fans of Sophie Kinsella and Janet Evanovich…

Jenna McGovern is back… under the Hollywood lights. The newest resident of Blueberry Lake is finding it hard to escape her past as it follows her home. When a movie production begins filming on Main Street, Jenna is more than a little disgruntled to find her ex-boyfriend is the producer behind it. But she’s even more disgruntled to find he’s the primary suspect in an attempted murder case.

Jenna’s got a host of other problems to worry about, like making her first trip to the Mall of America and getting her grandmother’s derelict greenhouse up and running, but when her ex-boyfriend begs her for help, she can’t seem to stay away from the case. After all, there’s a murderer running loose in Blueberry Lake, and if Jenna doesn’t call cut fast enough, she could be next. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

The Whacked Witch (The Cursed Cat of Caraway Book 1) by [F.M. Storm, Blueberry Bay]

The name’s Good, Guy Good. And yes, I’ve heard all the jokes. Unfortunately, choosing names for boys has never mattered much to my family, because we were all born without magic.

Now as a single father to a four-year-old princess in training, I’m trying to do better.

That’s not always easy, thanks to my nosy, no-good neighbor who is always causing trouble for us. Then she goes and does the worst thing yet—she gets murdered. And leaves me as the primary suspect.

Now I’ve got a witchy cop and her black cat familiar hot on my trail as I dig into this small town’s magical secrets to find out who really did the deed. But how can a simple, non-magical son of a witch like me, single out just one suspect when it seems that everyone had a motive to whack this witch?

If you love page-turning whodunits with feline sidekicks and a sprinkle of magic, you’ll love F.M. Storm’s newest twist on the genre. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Dragons are Forever: Casino Witch Mysteries 6 by [Nikki Haverstock]

Newbie witch-turned-private investigator Ella has three things on her wish list:
_That the remodel to her loft can give her a bit of privacy
_That she can finish one more case so she can take a vacation
_That an official investigation doesn’t discover she is the person hiding a forbidden dragon
While working a pet store robbery case, Ella is questioned by investigators who suspect she’s hiding a dragon. The smart thing to do is get out of town immediately, dragon in tow, but as soon as she arrives in Vegas for some easy money on a simple case, there’s more going on than meets the eye. She discovers an interesting connection that uncovers a major multi-city heist in the works, but solving the crime while dodging the black hat mages’ investigation of her illicit roommate is a challenge—and her job is on the line. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Twas the Bite Before Christmas (Bought-the-Farm Mystery Book 6) by [Ellen Riggs]

A caroling donkey arrives in Clover Grove before Christmas with tidings of a new murder.

Stray rescue animals are business as usual for hobby farmer Ivy, and her sheepdog, Keats. Misfits blend seamlessly into the menagerie and the more the merrier.

When a mouthy, grieving donkey demands room at the inn right before Christmas, however, Ivy bites off more than she can chew. He’s got a message that’s far from festive and he won’t stop singing the blues till she figures out his secret.

Someone in town won’t live to see another Christmas, and Ivy, Keats and the crime-solving crew will need to work fast if there’s any hope of making their first country yuletide bright. Or even making it out alive. 

Can they show this sad donkey the true meaning of Christmas while taking down a killer?

The next book in the Bought-the-Farm series will make you laugh out loud and keep you up all night reading. Perfect for lovers of cozy mysteries, amateur sleuths and clever animals. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

The Final Piece (Caribbean Cruise Cozy Mystery Book 12) by [Susan Harper]

Everything has come full circle for the amateur sleuths aboard the Caribbean Honey cruise ship. Will they finally figure out what’s really been going on or will there be more tragedy?

A cozy mystery from International Bestselling Author Susan Harper

Hope Harper has traveled the world aboard the Caribbean Honey cruise ship. Along the way, she has been faced with murder, intrigue, and even love. As the cruise ship makes one final voyage for the year, she will get a chance to put all the pieces together. Can she find out what’s really been going on or will the cruise season end with more questions than answers?

The Final Piece is the last story in 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 The Final Piece and see how this cruise ship cozy mystery series comes to an end!

Always FREE on Kindle Unlimited (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

One Corpse Open Slay: A Witchy Christmas Cozy Mystery (Marshmallow Hollow Mysteries Book 3) 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…

Halliday Valentine here! It’s a week before Christmas, and my quaint holiday town, Marshmallow Hollow, is chock-a-block with seasonal activities. Some less fun than others…like the ice sculpting competition my bestie, Stiles, has talked me into. Let’s just say, as a pair, Michelangelo we ain’t. I’m secretly relieved when our epically awful ice display gets damaged. It gives me a chance to watch my new beau, Hobbs, compete in the sled race.

But not five seconds in, and Hobbs’s sled-loving dog, Stephen King, escapes my grip to get in on the action—and boy, does he. He even manages to find himself a sled to ride. Too bad it’s already occupied. With the corpse of a renowned ice sculpting judge.

True-crime lovers that we are, Hobbs and I jump right into the investigation. It’s not nosiness, I swear. A little kitten’s fate is on the line, after all (long story)!

Only problem? A bajillion suspects. The victim was nothing if not an equal-opportunity jerk, universally hated by everyone he’d ever met. And every suspect has an air-tight alibi. Not to mention, the murder weapon is a giant mystery the police can’t solve.

All this sleuthing would be a heck of a lot easier if I could just use my magic. But can I trust Hobbs with that reveal? Or more accurately, is he ready for that reveal? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

A Christmas to Dismember: Cozy Mystery (Country Cottage Mysteries Book 12) by [Addison Moore, Bellamy  Bloom]

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.

The holidays have arrived in Cider Cove and so has the owner of the Country Cottage Inn. He’s instructed me to throw a holiday gala to remember in hopes to wow his fancy friends but the festivities come to an abrupt end when a killer joins the party. Christmas is afoot and so is murder.

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, Paperback

Aged for Seduction (A Tuscan Vineyard Cozy Mystery—Book 4) by [Fiona Grace]

“Very entertaining. I highly recommend this book to the permanent library of any reader that appreciates a very well written mystery, with some twists and an intelligent plot. You will not be disappointed. Excellent way to spend a cold weekend!”
–Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (regarding Murder in the Manor)

AGED FOR SEDUCTION (A TUSCAN VINEYARD COZY MYSTERY) is book #4 in a charming new cozy mystery series by #1 bestselling author Fiona Grace, author of Murder in the Manor (Book #1), a #1 Bestseller with over 100 five-star reviews—and a free download!

Olivia Glass, 34, turns her back on her life as a high-powered executive in Chicago and relocates to Tuscany, determined to start a new, simpler life—and to grow her own vineyard.

When a bachelorette party comes to the winery, Olivia is hard at work to accommodate the wedding party—when a shocking murder leaves the wedding in shambles—and Olivia in the spotlight. Will she find the murderer and clear her name?

Hilarious, packed with travel, food, wine, twists and turns, romance and her newfound animal friend—and centering around a baffling small-town murder that Olivia must solve—the TUSCAN VINEYARD is an un-putdownable mystery series that will keep you laughing late into the night.

Book #5–AGED FOR VENGEANCE–is now available for pre-order! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

A Silver Christmas (Tipperary Carriage Company Mystery Book 4) by [J A  Whiting, Nell McCarthy]

This is book 4 in the Tipperary Carriage Company cozy mystery series by USA TODAY Bestselling Author J.A. Whiting and Nell McCarthy.
It is December and Mae’s friend, Ross, surprises her with an early Christmas present. She is delighted and excited by the new addition to her carriage company, but soon after the new purchase arrives, strange things begin to happen and Mae and Ross become worried for the safety of the horses.
When incident after incident moves them closer to danger, will Mae, Ross, and her sons discover who is terrorizing them before it is too late? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle