New Releases for the Week Of November 22, 2020–Part 3

A Case of Death in Disguise : Texas General Cozy Mystery, Book 2 (Texas General Cozy Cases of Mystery) by [Becki Willis]

“Good for what ails you,” this quick, feel-good mystery is sure to chase away the gloom and doom of 2020 and challenge your ‘whodunit’ skills.

ER Nurse Laurel Benson and Police Detective Cade Resnick have a sure cure for boredom. There’s never a dull moment in the lively college town of College Station, Texas. Book 2 is no exception, especially with a bonus appearance by Granny Bert from The Sisters, Texas Mystery Series.

On the last home Game Day of Aggie football, a patient is admitted to the ER, and he’s not just any patient. Laurel recognizes the sixty-something-year-old in the Captain Courageous costume (no, it’s not Halloween) as the CEO of Texas General Hospital’s most vocal competitor, Brazos Valley Methodist. He’s also married to Cade’s superior, College Station Assistant Chief of Police Corinda-Addison Fisk. His first visit of the day is of a ‘personal’ nature; the second leaves him fighting for his life.

One of Laurel’s superpowers is that she interprets Mumbo-Jumbo, those indecipherable mutterings of patients’ in the direst of situations.
Before he’s rushed to surgery, Dr. Fisk tells Laurel something that is sure to put her at odds with the handsome detective and make their elusive first date even less likely to happen.

When the doctor dies, Cade has a murder on his hands and Laurel must tell him what she knows. Never mind that the cowboy detective makes her heart jingle as surely as his spurs; their careers seem determined to pull them apart, one patient and one murder at a time.

From the best-selling author of The Sisters, Texas Mystery Series, Mirrors Don’t Lie Series, and The Spirits of Texas Cozy Mysteries, enjoy this new line of quick, feel-good cozies.
Book 2 of Texas General Cozy Cases of Mystery! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Murder Unjoyful : a gripping Kat and Mouse murder mystery by [Anita Waller]

Your favourite sleuths are back in this festive-themed latest instalment of the bestselling Kat and Mouse series.

The lead up to Christmas sees the Connection private investigation team planning their festive season. Until a new case arrives…

Catapulted into their biggest mystery yet, they are tasked with finding a killer who has been released on parole, and subsequently disappeared. Has he returned to finish the murder he tried to commit before his capture nineteen years earlier?

As he targets his intended victim, his attention is also focused on the private investigators and their police colleagues with devastating effect.

With families torn apart, Doris must seek assistance from a colleague from her past to give Connection the best chance of bringing a psychopath to justice.

How will it end? Is this the last we will see of Kat, Mouse, Doris and Luke? And can Connection continue?

Also available in the bestselling Kat and Mouse Murder mystery series:

Murder Undeniable

Murder Unexpected

Murder Unearthed

Murder Untimely

Anita Waller is the bestselling author of multiple thrillers including 34 DaysMalignant and CaptorMurder Unjoyful is a gripping cozy mystery which can be read as part of the bestselling Kat and Mouse series or as an unmissable stand-alone. It will appeal to fans of authors like Faith Martin, Agatha Christie, LJ Ross and Betty Rowlands. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Men Love Witches: A Beechwood Harbor Magic Mystery (Beechwood Harbor Magic Mysteries Book 11) by [Danielle Garrett]

The big day is on the way, and Holly’s got the jitters.

She also has a house full of royal vampires out for blood.

When Lacey Vaughn comes back to Beechwood Harbor, she sure knows how to throw one heck of a welcome back party.

Catch up with Holly and her gang of paranormal pals in Men Love Witches, the eleventh book in the Beechwood Harbor Magic Mysteries series by Danielle Garrett.

Welcome back to Beechwood Harbor, the small town where witches, vampires, shifters, and werewolves all work, play—and mostly—get along! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

A Map for Murder: A Mystery by 24 Authors by [Patricia Rockwell]

When their best friend Merilee lands in jail, Janet and Molly naturally rush to her aid. But when the two girls find out that Merilee has been accused of murdering her own mother, they realize that the only way to help her is to find the real killer! The mystery takes the three friends back and forth from their artsy neighborhood in Dallas, to the Old West town of Shotgun City, to a ranch so big you could get lost in it. When the threesome find a map of nearby Packsaddle Mountain, they realize they’ve found a clue to a legendary outlaw’s treasure—a treasure worth killing for. Before all is said and done, the three friends will have to face a lot of danger and team up with some unlikely allies to discover the hidden loot and bring a murderer to justice. Written by twenty-four different authors, this is one cozy mystery you won’t want to miss! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

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

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

Merry, Wicked and Spirited Away: Lotta Smith 5-Book Christmas Paranormal Cozy Mystery Collection by [Lotta Smith]

It’s the season of joy, happiness, and everything! This Christmas, treat yourself with fun adventures set not just in Manhattan but a whole new dimension!

This set features five Christmas paranormal cozy mysteries including:

Wicked of the Christmas Past

Wicked as a Christmas Fruitcake

I’m Dreaming of a Wicked Christmas

All I Want for Christmas is Wicked

Merry, Bright, and Spirited Away

Enjoy four Christmas stories featuring Mandy, her ghostly pal Jackie, and the super-hot FBI agent turned into the COO of the world’s leading security company Rick Rowling!


Meet Peridot “Riddy” Valentino, a budding curator ready to take the world of fine art.

While enjoying a nice soak in the hot tub at the stunning Montana vacation villa on Christmas Eve, a vortex materializes, sucking her into the bottom of the hot tub… and, into a mysterious world where the sword and magic are the norm.

And the next thing she knows, she’s on a demon slaying trip as a valet and bodyguard. Here’s the catch; declining this assignment could result in Riddy’s painful death. Can an art major with no experience in magic, sword fighting, and not even martial art survive in this adventure?

Find out in this supermaz combo of holiday stories! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Beachfront Bakery: A Killer Cupcake (A Beachfront Bakery Cozy Mystery—Book 1) 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)

BEACHFRONT BAKERY: A KILLER CUPCAKE is the debut novel in a charming and hilarious new cozy mystery series by #1 bestselling author Fiona Grace, whose bestselling Murder in the Manor (A Lacey Doyle Cozy Mystery) has nearly 200 five star reviews.

Allison Sweet, 34, a sous chef in Los Angeles, has had it up to here with demeaning customers, her demanding boss, and her failed love life. After a shocking incident, she realizes the time has come to start life fresh and follow her lifelong dream of moving to a small town and opening a bakery of her own.

When Allison spots a charming, vacant storefront on the boardwalk near Venice, she wonders if she could really start life anew. Feeling like it’s a sign, and a time to take a chance in life, she goes for it.

Yet Allison did not anticipate the wild ride ahead of her: the boardwalk, filled with fun and outrageous characters, is pulsing with life, from the Italian pizzeria owners on either side of her who vie for her affection, to the fortune tellers and scheming rival bakery owner nearby. Allison yearns to just focus on her delicious new pastry recipes and keep her struggling bakery afloat—but when a murder occurs right near her shop, everything changes.

Implicated, her entire future at stake, Allison has no choice but to investigate to clear her name. As an orphaned dog wanders into her life, a devoted new sidekick with a knack for solving mysteries, she starts her search.

Will they find the killer? And can her struggling bakery survive?

A hilarious cozy mystery series, packed with twists, turns, romance, travel, food and unexpected adventure, the BEACHFRONT BAKERY series will keep you laughing and turning pages late into the night as you fall in love with an endearing new character who will capture your heart.

Books #2 (A MURDEROUS MACAROON), #3 (A PERILOUS CAKE POP), #4 (A DEADLY DANISH), #5 (A TREACHEROUS TART), and book #6 (A CALAMITOUS COOKIE) are also available! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

The Giving Tree: A heartwarming Christmas mystery (Charlotte Dean Mysteries Book 5) by [Phillipa Nefri Clark]

Christmas is a time of giving but one person wants to take it all away…

Christmas is almost here and Charlotte has every intention of making it the best one ever for the residents and shops of Kingfisher Falls. After the success last year of the bookshop’s ‘Giving Box’, she’s roped eleven other traders into joining her ‘Giving Tree’ project.

But somebody wants the project to fail. And they are quick to blame a recently returned, down-on-their-luck local when some of the gift cards go missing.

Meanwhile, Trev has a new constable to train and can’t seem to find the right moment to propose to the woman he loves.

As the thefts devastate the town and shoppers avoid Kingfisher Falls, Charlotte faces a big decision when news about her past casts doubt on her future.

With days before Christmas, can Charlotte solve the mystery of the missing cards and exonerate the accused local, or will the person behind all the crime in town finally take their revenge on her?

The Charlotte Dean Mysteries is a new series of mysteries from the author of The Stationmaster’s Cottage. Set amongst Victoria’s beautiful Macedon Ranges featuring a quirky cast of characters and a dash of danger, it’s small town mystery with a unique Australian twist.

Reading order:
The Christmas Tree Thief
Deadly Falls
Deadly Secrets
Deadly Past
The Giving Tree

The Charlotte Dean Mysteries are linked to the River’s End series by Charlotte. She first appeared in Jasmine Sea, stayed for The Secrets of Palmerston House, then moved to Kingfisher Falls. It is not necessary to read these first, but will add to her backstory. All of Phillipa’s books are on her Amazon page. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

The Two Hundred Ghost (The Sally and Johnny Heldar Mysteries Book 1) by [Henrietta Hamilton, Sophie Hannah]

The antiquarian bookshop at 200 Charing Cross Road is rumoured to have a ghost. Despite the scares and supposed sightings, Sally Merton is happy to go about her job as normal.

Rather than ghosts, her real concern is the ghoulish Mr Butcher. Rude and rough, Butcher has made more enemies than friends while working at the Heldar family’s shop.

But one evening, things become a little too suspicious for Sally’s liking. With no one else in the upstairs rooms, a spectre is spotted — the next morning, Butcher is found dead at his desk.

While Scotland Yard is called in to handle the case, Sally undertakes her own investigation with the help of Johnny Heldar.

Can the pair solve the mystery? Or will the supernatural overcome their sleuthing?

The Two Hundred Ghost was first published in 1956 and is part of Agora Books’ Uncrowned Queens of Crime series. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Fa La La La Llama (Friendship Harbor Mysteries Book 4) by [Erin  McCarthy , Kathy  Love ]

It’s time to deck the halls! The holidays have arrived in Friendship Harbor, Maine and pub owner Sophie LaFleur is eager for the extra tourism money to save her struggling business. With her pet llama the star of the school Christmas pageant, Fleece Navidad, and a pub holiday party in the works, it’s going to be a holiday to remember.

Especially when the out-of-town choral vocalist staying in Sophie’s guesthouse is found dead. She’s hit her last high note, and now it’s up to Sophie to solve her murder while ensuring everyone in town is having a holly jolly good time. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Highlighters and Upheaval (Sunshine Cove Cozy Mystery Book 4) by [Ava Zuma]

The next book in the BESTSELLING Sunshine Cove Cozy Mystery Series!

What happens when a very expensive piece of artwork is stolen at a private event?

And someone close to the owner of the artwork is found dead.

Are the two misfortunes linked or coincidental?

Celia Dube, Sunshine Cove’s resident beauty consultant and part-time amateur sleuth, was one of the guests at the event. She’s determined to find out who did it, even if she gets on the nerves of the local law enforcement personnel and attracts the attention of people linked to both misfortunes.

If you want to enjoy a light-hearted read, with an amateur female sleuth and a gripping murder mystery with a touch of romance, then you’ll love Celia Dube and all the friendly and not-so-friendly characters in Sunny Cove.

No cliffhanger, swearing or graphic scenes!

Editions Available: Kindle

Ex-Cape from a Small Town by [Daniel Wentzel]

She was once a superhero, but these days Molly Martin is more concerned with the kind of masks worn by the neighborhood trick or treaters. Then a new hero, The Aerialist, appears in the little hamlet of Capetown, and Molly knows her past in the cowl is likely to come back to haunt her.

When a corrupt politician arrives in Capetown on the campaign trail, he’s brutally murdered during a debate. The Aerialist is a suspect, but not the only one. Several of Molly’s super-powered friends might also be responsible.

Roped into helping the police by her boyfriend, Sean, Molly is forced to put her detective skills to the test. When the body count starts to rise, so do Molly’s suspicions. There’s more going on with this murder than she first thought. If Molly isn’t careful, the next victims may be the people she loves most. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Amazon, Paperback

An Instant Confection: An Amish Cupcake Cozy Mystery by [Ruth Hartzler]

Jane Delight is looking for a fresh start, and believes her new home will dough the trick. But as a batter of fact, her mischievous cat, Mr. Crumbles, has found a body beneath the floorboards in the bread of night!

Jane’s eccentric housemates, octogenarians Matilda and Eleanor, are all done and crusted with mayhem, but will stop at nothing to help Jane. Joining the trio is dishy detective Damon McCloud, who is determined to see that the murderer gets his just desserts before he can make a bake for it.

Book 5 in this delightful USA Today Bestselling cozy mystery series. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Dogs, Dinners, and Death: A Pooch Party Cozy Mystery (The Pooch Party Cozy Mystery Series Book 3) by [Carolyn Ridder Aspenson]

Missy Kingston loves dogs.As the manager of Angels on Earth Animal Rescue Shelter, Missy works to train and rehome dogs, and if that business is threatened, she doesn’t hold back.

When a nearby dogfighting ring is busted and a wannabe local politician tries to get a pit bull ban approved, Missy comes out swinging.

She wants to help those poor abused dogs, and she’s not going to let some town newbie get in her way.

The tension heats up, and dogs in town start to go missing. When one of her rescue owners winds up dead, Missy knows a dogfighting ring’s come to her neck of the woods, and she sets out to stop it and find a killer.

Will she succeed, or wind up the next victim?

If you love dogs, and you love small town mysteries, you’ll love Missy Kingston and the Pooch Party Cozy Mystery Series! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

The End Of Ivy (Ivy Hart Mystery Book 9) by [Jessica King]

Could the end be about to begin?

Government officials are going missing.

The vice president has resigned.

And the White House intelligence has been hacked.

It is absolute chaos and it could be the beginning of the END of the world.

Now with the president seemingly poisoned Ivy Hart and Vince Benton must find a cure for the comatose president before it’s too late…

The hunter becomes the hunted in this masterpiece of a psychological thriller that readers of Willow Rose and AJ Rivers will love! Scroll back up and ONE CLICK to download your copy right now! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Murder In The Marsh: A Cozy Medical Mystery (Travel Nurse Mysteries Book 1) by [Molly Evans]

First, there’s a crime scene, but no body. Next, there’s a body, but no crime scene. Police start to suspect the two overly-curious women who discovered the scenes are serial killers, but they can’t prove it.

Travel nurses are disappearing at an alarming rate from Oak Island Hospital along the coast of North Carolina, but no one knows why. These two super-sleuth nurses are determined to find out.

They aren’t experts. They’ve never solved a crime. They just know they can’t sit on the sidelines while other nurses are being killed. They’re going to help whether the police like it or not. They’re nurses. They can handle just about anything. Except for the impending hurricane pressing up the coast that will wash away any evidence before the case is solved.

Follow Piper Quinn and Jeannie Hatcher with their quirky, unconventional style and have a look into the fascinating lives of travel nurses as they take their work contracts across the USA and solve mysteries one assignment at a time.

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

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