New Releases For The Week Of December 13,2020–Part 1

Bad Karma: A Zoey Callaway Mystery (Zoey Callaway Mysteries Book 1) by [Debi Chestnut]

ZOEY CALLAWAY, an introverted Information Professional, is resigned to living in the cramped apartment above her mother’s garage. She has a job that she loves and is surrounded by her precious collection of first edition books.

However, in the small Michigan town of Hope Harbor, murder happens. When Zoey’s uncle is found dead in his bathtub, the police think it’s an accidental overdose, but Zoey thinks he was murdered. Uncle Felix hated baths. To complicate matters, Zoey inherits her uncle’s house, and black kitten named Karma, much to the chagrin of her alcoholic mother. Once Zoey moves out of her apartment and into Felix’s house, things get interesting. With a stalker following her every move, Zoey needs to use all her research skills as she seeks to identify the killer before she becomes his next victim. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

The Ravenspurs are wealthy and well respected British family, but they seem to have some sort of mysterious curse upon them. In a short time distance, several members of the family fell as a victim of a mysterious tragedies in their family home. Few of the last remaining members are destined to solve the mystery before the family gets extinguished. Frederick White (1859–1935), mostly known for mysteries, is considered also as one of the pioneers of the spy story. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Paperback

The Inn at Holiday Bay: Cookies in the Cottage by [Kathi Daley]

A heartwarming cozy mystery series about losing everything, taking a chance, and starting again.

After suffering a personal tragedy Abby Sullivan buys a huge old seaside mansion she has never even seen, packs up her life in San Francisco, and moves to Holiday Bay Maine, where she is adopted, quite against her will, by a huge Maine Coon Cat named Rufus, a drifter with her own tragic past named Georgia, and a giant dog with an inferiority complex named Ramos. What Abby thought she needed was alone time to heal. What she ended up with was, an inn she never knew she wanted, a cat she couldn’t seem to convince to leave, and a new family she’d never be able to live without.

In book 13 in the series, a man is found dead at the Rosewood Estate where Shelby, Sage, and Sierra, are staying for the holiday. The three half sisters want answers, and since Colt is out of town visiting family, Abby finds herself pulled into the complex and dangerous investigation. Meanwhile a whole new group of guests check into the inn, each with a story to tell, and Jeremy and Mylie plan a series of special events which has everyone participating in what is to become a very special Holiday Bay Christmas. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

A Darkly Shining Star: An Oxford Murder Mystery (Bridget Hart Book 5) by [M S Morris]

Christmas. Ghosts. Murder.

It’s nearly Christmas in Oxford and Detective Inspector Bridget Hart is enjoying a rare day off at Oxford’s Christmas Market. A ghost tour seems like a fun way to round off the day. Until, that is, a brutal murder brings the evening to a tragic close.

Torn between work and family commitments over the festive season, Bridget soon discovers that the ghost of Christmas past is reaching out to the present with fatal consequences.

Not everyone believes in the season of goodwill to all men, and with a real-life, flesh-and-blood killer at large in Oxford, Bridget races to solve the case in time to prevent yet more murders.

Set amongst the dreaming spires of Oxford University, the Bridget Hart series is perfect for fans of Elly Griffiths, JR Ellis, Faith Martin and classic British murder mysteries. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Witcher Upper Christmas (Magical Renovation Mysteries Book 4) by [Amy  Boyles]

Malene is at it again…

It’s Christmas and time for Peachwood to put on their semi-annual Christmas play. This year, Malene has talked Clementine into creating the sets. With her construction background, it’s an easy job. But Clementine has a lot on her plate.

Not only is she dealing with the fallout of Rufus discovering her secret, but someone or something is stealing the Christmas spirit straight out of the townspeople. If Clem and the crew don’t stop whoever is behind the mess, not only will Christmas be kaput, but Peachwood will crumble.

Can Clementine and the gang solve the mystery or will Christmas be ruined?

Find out now! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

A Merry Christmas Anniversary Mystery Georgie Shaw Cozy Mystery #9 (Georgie Shaw Cozy Mystery Series) by [Anna Celeste Burke, Peggy Hyndman, Donna Wolz]

When Georgie Shaw met Detective Jack Wheeler it was love and murder at first sight.

In the year since they were married, they’ve solved lots of mysteries, but nothing has prepared them for what they face in A Merry Christmas Anniversary Mystery. Georgie’s boss, “Mad” Max Marley, insists that she and Jack start their anniversary celebration in New Arcadia where they were married the year before.

Only days until Christmas, the weather in North Palm Springs is perfect. The music and decorations make it a merry place to be at the happiest time of the year. Max even keeps his promise not to disturb them. Suddenly, their celebration goes up in smoke and no one can locate the maniacal genius behind the multibillion-dollar entertainment empire.

Where in the world is Max Marley? Grab your copy of book 9 in this enjoyable cozy mystery series by USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, Anna Celeste Burke. Join Georgie, Jack, and their Siamese cats as they solve this gripping mystery as they celebrate their first anniversary. It’s going to be a blast!

Tasty recipes included.
Free to read with Kindle Unlimited. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Shop Til You Drop Dead (A Hollis Brannigan Mystery) by [Dorothy Howell]

Hollis Brannigan, newly arrived in Los Angeles, left Kansas for the bright lights of Tinseltown—but working as a personal shopper for a prestigious concierge service isn’t a job she ever wanted. Life only gets worse when she’s assigned to D-list clients: Fading Hollywood stars, aging industry insiders, new clients with no name value, and most any nut case who stumbles into the office with money to pay their outrageous fee.

But Hollis doesn’t intend to spend her days making other people’s dreams come true. She’s focused on getting a position in the investigations department.

She gets a chance to prove herself by posing as an investigator for a missing dog case—but when she arrives at a stately Hancock Park mansion, she learns there’s no missing dog. Instead, she’s shown a secret room, a handgun, a vintage Louis Vuitton suitcase stuffed with cash, and is told she has to find a killer.

Now shopping for a murderer among L.A.’s exclusive shops and luxury boutiques, Hollis discovers scandals, lies, broken dreams, and enough old secrets to fill a Black Friday shopping bag. But suspects and evidence are as rare as a Rodeo Drive discount outlet, and a cunning killer may be much closer than she thinks.

Somehow, she must find the murderer before her shopping days—and maybe her life—are over! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

A Ghost of a Chance: A Paranormal Cozy Mystery Romance (Ghost Detective Book 4) by [Jane Hinchey]

Running a private investigation business in the seaside town of Firefly Bay should be a pretty easy job. One where I call the shots—figuratively speaking because to put clumsy little ole me in charge of a firearm is just asking for trouble. After a hectic few months all I’m after is an easy day, where my cases add up to nothing more strenuous than deciding if tonight’s takeout is pizza or tacos (or both).

Should have known my day was going to go to hell in a handbasket when someone switched out my coffee order for decaf (seriously, who does that?) and my main squeeze, Captain Cowboy Hot Pants, aka Detective Kade Galloway’s ex-girlfriend and internal affairs investigator, Savannah Mcintosh, turns up to work a case.

Before I can say café latte, Galloway’s dodging my calls, I’ve got a raccoon on my hands who’s decided mi casa es su casa, my ghostly best friend has a crush to die for, and local teenager Kira Melendez has turned up missing.

So much for an easy day. I have a sneaking suspicion my life is about to become a whole new level of crazy.

(Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

The Most Majestic Crime of the Year: Missing Masterpiece: A Massanutten Tale (The Artzy Chicks Book 5) by [Judith Lucci, Margaret Daly]

The gun-toting Artzy Chicks, Lily and LauraLea are off on another adventure.
This time, they’ll leave Massanutten Mountain behind to venture off to uncharted waters.
Uncharted for them anyway.
Flying to London was the easy part.
Their newest creation, The Majestic Norway, had been selected for auction aboard a prestigious cruise ship bound for Norway.
They’d planned to sit back, relax, and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere.
Maybe even check off one of their bucket-list items and view the spectacular northern lights.
As usual, things didn’t go as expected.
Amid suspicious Vikings, irate security guards, and a terrified cruise staff, LauraLea is missing her gun within hours of departure.
What have they gotten themselves into this time? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Brewing Down the Hatches (Ivy's Botany Shop Witch Cozy Mystery Series Book 6) by [Constance Barker]

Ivy is getting sicker by the day, but she’s determined to help Everett in his next case. A man thinks he’s being poisoned, but since he’s made a lot of enemies, he’s not sure who the culprit is. Is he just a hypochondriac or has he stirred up trouble with the dead and they’re seeking revenge?

Harmon’s on his way home, but will Ivy survive until he gets there? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

The Zachery Case (A Markham Sisters Cozy Mystery Book 26) by [Diana Xarissa]

Janet Markham is looking forward to Edward Bennett’s arrival at the bed and breakfast she runs with her sister Joan. She and Edward have been seeing one another for a while now, and he’s meant to be retiring and moving to Doveby Dale for good. Joan is just anxious to get the carriage house cleared out so that she can turn it into a guest room.

When Janet moves the last few boxes and finds a skeleton, though, Joan’s plans get put on hold as the sisters find themselves caught up in a murder investigation. Inspector Harold Colbert from Derby is in charge of the case, and he doesn’t seem interested in getting any help from the sisters’ friend Robert Parsons, the local constable.

When Edward arrives, he’s eager to help with the investigation, but Harold has his own ideas about how things should be done.

Can Janet and Edward work out whose body was hidden in the carriage house? Was it murder or did the victim meet with an unfortunate accident? And will Edward finally give Janet the combination to the safe in the library? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Law, Fully, Dead: Book #15 in the Kiki Lowenstein Mystery Series (Can be read as a stand-alone book.) by [Joanna Campbell Slan]

THERE ARE TWO SIDES TO EVERY DIVORCE…YOURS AND THE JERK’S.
>>>In this case, there’s Clancy’s side and then there’s the JERK ‘s side. Of course, Kiki sides with Clancy because they’re BFFs (Best Friends Forever). As for the JERK, well, the poor guy can’t make up his mind. The JERK has left and come back to Clancy once before. Now he’s fed up with his young girlfriend and wants to come back to Clancy yet again. Or does he?
>>>Then JERK drives over a bridge in a low-lying area known for flash floods. Wouldn’t you know it—his car is swept away and he’s found unconscious. As he lies in his hospital bed fighting for his life, Clancy and his girlfriend are waging warfare, and it ain’t pretty. One secret after another tumbles out.
>>>Kiki is there for Clancy to lean on, but Kiki has problems of her own. Another divorce has her attention, as does the corpse Kiki finds in a car.
>>>Kiki’s hunky husband is dealing with police department problems. Her bi-racial son is being picked on. Her daughter’s Hebrew tutor is decidedly against mixed marriages. And Kiki needs to hire more help at her store, Time in a Bottle.
>>>If you love clean books (no graphic sex or violence) with a touch of crafts, a lot of female friendship, rescue animals galore, a pinch of family drama, plus a heroine you’ll want as a BEST FRIEND, you’ll love Kiki Lowenstein. Scroll down and grab your copy today! Perfect for readers of Tonya Kappes, Dianne Harman, Amy Vansant, Laura Child, and Mollie Cox Bryant.
Buy this book and escape to a world where a mom with passion, kindness, and love in her heart is a SUPER hero you can relate to. See why Publisher’s Weekly calls Joanna Campbell Slan’s books “a cut above the usual craft-themed cozy.”Joanna Campbell Slan writes the sort of books you’ll love! See why readers call Kiki Lowenstein their “new best friend.” Grab your copy today!
FREE GIFT: Get your copy of a full-length Kiki Lowenstein book. Go here– https://bit.ly/BadMAlbum (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Curses and Corpses (Witch Haven Mystery - a fun cozy witch paranormal mystery Book 3) by [K.E. O'Connor]

I didn’t think things could get any weirder in Witch Haven. How wrong I was!

I’m in disguise, wearing leather pants, hiding from my friends and familiars, and getting way too comfortable spending time with someone who should be my enemy. If only Olympus Duke wasn’t so handsome.

Tasked with investigating why the dead have started rising, I’m being pulled in too many directions. My best friend is still missing, and the darkness grows stronger every day. Throw in a few moldering corpses, and this witch needs a vacation.

But there’s no time to rest. Especially not when I learn my best friend’s life is at risk.

Just when we’re making progress, everyone loses their memories, apart from me and an unhelpful cemetery guardian with a chip on her shoulder. I’m on my own again, but this time, I refuse to give up.

Will I survive this final mystery, or will the corpses win and hold a marshmallow toasting celebration as I meet a fiery end?

Welcome back to Witch Haven and book three in this cozy witch paranormal mystery series, full of magic and puzzles to solve. Indigo Ash finally learns more about the darkness troubling the village, but at what cost? And will she get her best friend back, get out of those tight leather pants, and call Witch Haven her home for good?

Other books in this series
Spells and Spooks
Hexes and Haunts
Curses and Corpses

Coming March 2021 – Luna’s story (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

A Courageous and Honorable Police Chief

A Killer with a Deadly Grudge

Family and Friends Ready to Fight for the Hero!

Courage, Valor, and Murder (A Ryli Sinclair Mystery Book 13) by [Jenna St. James]

When Ryli learns that her husband and police chief, Garrett Kimble, has been shot in the line of duty in their small town of Granville, she knows she’ll do whatever it takes to protect him. As details unfold as to who and why someone would want Garrett dead, it becomes clear Garrett isn’t the only target…Ryli is in the direct line of the killer, too. With the help of Aunt Shirley and Hank Perkins, Ryli takes the offensive and hunts down the elusive killer…in between her own PI jobs she and Aunt Shirley have agreed to take. Between babies, fires, shootouts, and naked Zumba, Hank has no idea what he’s agreed to. But when one of Ryli’s family members is taken hostage, she drops everything to save them. Will she be able to rescue them in time? Or will she fall victim to the killer’s evil plan? Find out in this next fast-paced story in the Ryli Sinclair series! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Urchin Dishes and Deadly Wishes (Sandy Bay Cozy Mystery Book 21) by [Amber Crewes]

A murdered restaurant owner. A small town suspicious of a big tech firm’s advances. A newlywed baker drowning under the waves of change around her.

They say change is the only constant thing in life but what happens when change comes knocking at your door and it involves a murder?

Sandy Bay’s favorite baker has just gotten married and is adjusting to living as Mrs. Irvin. Meghan never knew sharing a sink with another human being could cause so much trouble. Things aren’t easier on the work front as there are several new businesses in town that Meghan believes are trying to steal her clientele.

When she finds that a new neighbor who owns a rival establishment is murdered, she’s torn between minding her own business or reaching out to the deceased’s widow. As she delves deeper into this person’s murder and business, she discovers there are many people who would gain from his demise.

But who had the biggest reason to see him dead?

Meghan’s plate is full with all the change happening around her and she’s crumbling under the weight of expectation from her husband, staff and herself. Will she be able to adjust to all the changes around her and find the killer in the nick of time?

Book 21 in the Bestselling Sandy Bay Cozy Mystery series! If you want to enjoy a light-hearted read, with an amateur female sleuth, mouth-watering culinary desserts and a gripping murder mystery with a touch of romance, then you’ll love Meghan Truman and all the quirky characters in Sandy Bay.

No cliffhanger, swearing or graphic scenes!

Get your copy of Urchin Dishes and Deadly Wishes and see how events unfold in this cozy mystery. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

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