New Releases For The Week Of December 13th, 2020–Part 3

A Fashionable Fate: A Psychic Paranormal Cozy Mystery (Rosa The Cuban Psychic Mysteries Book 1) by [Ileana Munoz Renfroe]

A psychic, a fashion gala and the death of a runway model.

This is not what Boutique owner, Rosa de los Reyes hoped for when she organized the Colten Island Fashion Show.

To save the gala and stop the killer from striking again, Rosa must use her psychic abilities, sift through the gossip at La Misteriosa Café and navigate increasing danger all while racing against the clock.

Will Rosa, her familiar Raul, and Las Cubanitas find the truth before the murderer kills again?

Recipes included: (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

The Palace Murder: An Eliza Thomson Investigates Murder Mystery by [VL McBeath]

A day trip to Hampton Court Palace. The former home of King Henry VIII. It was all going so well until they stumbled across the body…

July 1903: The villagers of Moreton-on-Thames are on their annual day out. And Connie is excited. It will be the first time she officially walks out with Sergeant Cooper … and she wants it to be perfect.

The plan is simple. Visit the gardens first before going to the palace. But when they find the body of a man lying in the centre of the maze, a knife wound in his back, no one can deny its murder.

As Sergeant Cooper takes charge of the early investigation, Eliza and Connie are left to begin their own search for the killer. But with the identity of the victim a mystery, their task looks impossible.

With witnesses and suspects determined to mislead, they soon find they have more questions than answers. And with the killer determined to keep his secret, can they track him down before anyone else gets hurt?

This is the seventh standalone story in the Eliza Thomson Investigates series. If you like Miss Marple-style murder mysteries, and historical heroines with attitude, you’ll love this step-back-in-time cozy series.

Get your copy today!

Books in the Eliza Thomson Investigates series:

• A Deadly Tonic
• Murder in Moreton
• Death of an Honourable Gent
• Dying for a Garden Party
• A Scottish Fling
• A Christmas Murder
• The Palace Murder

NB. This series is written in UK English (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Granny Vigilante: Ratted Out (Granny Vigilante Cozy Mystery Book 7) by [Susan Harper]

There’s nothing like a suspicious death at the retirement home to make you want to live there. At least if you’re the Granny Vigilante.

A cozy mystery from International Bestselling Author Susan Harper

Fran is touring the local retirement home with her niece when a suspicious death happens right in front of her. Despite her reservations to ever live in a “home,” Fran decides it’s the best way to take down a killer. Can she solve the case before it comes her permanent home, one way or another?

Ratted Out is the seventh 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 Ratted Out and start solving your next mystery today!

Always FREE on Kindle Unlimited (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Every Beast Has a Secret: An Anthology of Texas Mysteries on the Wild Side by [Cash Anthony, James R. Davis, Laura  Elvebak, Regina Olson, Mark  Phillips, Jack Strandburg, C.J. Sweet, Natasha Storfer]

Short stories involving animals who create, see, or solve mysteries: Cash Anthony, Not Guilty; James R. Davis, Detective Cobra; Laura Elvebak, A Mexican Adventure; Regina Olson, You Don’t Belong; Mark Phillips, Spider; Natasha Storfer, An Amiable Farewell; Jack Strandburg, Dog Gone Missing; and C.J Sweet, Three Dogs, Dancing; plus flash fiction and others. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Paint It Red by [Jessica Mehring]

A slaying in the Southwest.

Ali Porter came to Santa Fe, New Mexico, for a fresh start. The historic bungalow downtown is the perfect place to kick off her new career as a full-time artist, and it’s right down the road from her best friend from college. Ali is set for success-until a murder changes everything. When Ali enlists the help of a handsome state police officer to solve the crime, sparks fly-no matter how hard she tries to smother them. 

Ali risked everything to move to Santa Fe. What will she risk to stay there? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Clocks Locks and Danger: A Button Up Detective Agency Cozy Mystery #1 by [Lizzie Lewis]

When Janika Jones’ husband is found dead, his death is initially assumed to be suicide. Sam Jones was a detective with the local CID, and Janika is determined to prove he was murdered. Realising she has detective skills of her own, she trains to be a private investigator, and sets up an office above the Button Up coffee shop owned by Abi Wells, a girl she knew at school as Abi Button.
Calling her business the Button Up Detective Agency, Janika sets out to find her own cases to investigate, having been warned by the police not to investigate her husband’s murder. But that’s something she can’t resist when the opportunity arises. When things turn nasty, who can she trust?
Told by Janika Jones, this is a slightly darker cozy mystery spin-off from the series of six Abi Button Cozy Mystery Romance books, also by Lizzie Lewis. Although mainly about Janika, she interacts with many of the main Abi Button story characters. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

'Tis the Season to be Murdered (#21 - Sanford Third Age Club Mystery) (STAC - Sanford Third Age Club Mystery) by [David W Robinson]

The gloves are off, the loins are girded
Fa-la-la-la-laaa, la-la-la-la
’Tis the season to be murdered…

Has Joe finally met his match – a Yorkshireman even grumpier than him?

In wild, wet and windy weather, Joe and his nephew, Lee, turn up at Rough Riders Caravan Park for a pre-Christmas weekend away together with Lee’s wife, Cheryl, and son, Danny.

Immediately, Joe gets into a confrontation with park owner, irritable, failed artist, Arnold Chew, and within twenty-four hours, Sheila and Brenda arrive in time to learn that two men have been murdered – leaving Joe a suspect.

While Lee and Danny enjoy Scarborough’s Christmas offerings, Joe crosses paths with old friends and old enemies alike, but he’s urgently short of time to pin down the killer.

Is Brenda jealous of Sandra or concerned for Joe? Has Sheila recovered from the debacle of last Christmas? Has Sandra really changed her ways? What is the dark secret of Van Zero? And will Danny ever learn not to be quite so truthful?

’Tis The Season to be Murdered… A Christmas conundrum of the Joe Murray kind in the 21st outing of the Sanford 3rd Age Club Mysteries. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

A Witchy Surprise (Witches of Whispering Pines Book 1) by [Rhonda Hopkins]

A magical heritage. A threat in the forest. An explosion of powers.

Charley Cooper is tired of being the lone non-magical person in a family of witches. At the ripe-old age of sixteen, she believes the witchy gene has skipped her. But when something dark in the forest threatens her best friend and her little sister, Charley’s powers appear out of nowhere.

Now Charley’s best friend is angry about the secrecy. Her crush is dating someone else. And, her out of control powers threaten to expose her family’s secret.

When a dangerous enemy tries to silence them forever, Charley knows she must fight back. But can she learn to control her magic before they’re all taking a nap in the local graveyard?

If you enjoy small-town mysteries with witches and quirky characters, you’re sure to enjoy A Witchy Surprise. Get it today! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Anchor Management: A Crab Feast Cozy Mystery (The Crab Feast Cozy Mysteries Book 2) by [Ellis Quinn]

When the oldest son of Chesapeake Cove’s mayor is found dead behind The Steaming Bean, suspicions flood the streets. What’s worse is he’s got the stolen Anchor Award, the same one Cherry, owner of The Steaming Bean cafe, had confronted the mayor’s wife about the night before. When the mayor’s wife, Charlotte, points her finger at Cherry, the rumors begin to swell. Bette won’t abandon Cherry, and, even more, she knows that the mayor’s wife has a grudge against her friend and would love to see the young woman gone.

Cherry’s cafe is dead in the water, and unless Bette can discover who really killed the mayor’s son, her friend will be forced to leave the town she’s fallen in love with. To clear Cherry’s name, Bette is going to need all the help she can get. With her son, Vance, in town, a gorgeous stray Chesapeake Bay Retriever she’s calling Buster Crab under her care, and her aunt Pricilla on her side, Bette’s ready to fight the tide and catch the murderer.

Things get even more tangled when Steven, the victim’s younger brother, confesses to the murder. Bette’s convinced Steven’s lying, but she can’t figure out who he’s trying to protect. They’re desperate to save The Steaming Bean, but will Bette discover the truth before the tide and time wash away the evidence? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Focus on Fraud: A Parker Photography Cozy Mystery by [Suzanne Bolden]

Will a resort complex in the hills above the Village of Harmony finally start construction or will everything be derailed by the death a key figure? When fingers begin pointing, Jackie Parker is caught up in the middle of proving what can happen when fraud is involved. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

The Dead Wear Red: A Murder in Restless Cozy Mystery, Book 2 by [Emmy Grace]

What do a recovering romance writer, an ornery kitten, and a town full of ghosts have in common?

Unfortunately, that’s still me. And I don’t see my circumstances changing any time soon.

As the newest resident of Restless, South Carolina, I’m learning all sorts of disturbing facts about the town. For instance, when someone goes missing, it usually doesn’t end well. That’s certainly the case when a fellow newspaper employee disappears. Naturally, I’m the one who finds her and, believe me, it didn’t end well for her.

With a truckload of unanswered questions already under my belt, I’m not that surprised when solving the murder of my friend ends up being a Christmas mystery of epic proportions. The problem is, depending on what happened to her, I could be the next to meet an untimely—and very violent—end. My only choice is to pack up the cat and track down a spirit that might be able to help me find a killer. I’m not doing it alone, though. My father and his unruly band of gray hairs are determined to help me solve the case. Shaking them is like trying to get rid of static cling.

A talking cat, an inept investigator, and a gang of old men—what could possibly go wrong?

BOOK 1- Daisy and the Dead
BOOK 2- The Dead Wear Red (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

A Tisket A Tasket : (Nettie's Knit Shop Book 2) (Nettie's Knit Shop Mysteries) by [CB Landy]

Nannette Sanderson seems to have a habit of finding the body, and this one was in a very public place, the duck pond in the centre of Thornbury.
It turns out this was no accident … Bert was murdered!
Nettie, along with Nettie’s Knit Shop assistant manager Mags and trainee investigator Bob, find themselves in a privileged position as several stories of blackmail come out after Bert’s death.
But how does it all relate to rumours of affairs, the argument between Iris and Susie Q and Mel’s stolen bicycle?
After Dan’s unconscious body was found near The Hidden Woods Hotel, Inspector Dowling, in charge of the South Wairarapa investigation, finds the information gathered by Nettie, Mags and Bob helps with his inquiries. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

The Vintage Trailer: A Joan Freed Life-Changing Mystery/Adventure Volume 9 by [Alexie Linn]

The good news is what Joan and Jenny didn’t find when they tore into Jenny’s vintage Scotty for a makeover.
But what they discovered in the false walls, the too short floor space, and secured to the underside of drawers more than made up for the lack of cadavers that most cozy mysteries require.
Add to the adventure a kidnapping rescue, a big, beautiful red-headed narcissist magnet, and a smooth-talking cad that’s got his eye on Jenny. Mix it up and you have a passel of edge of your seat life-changing mysteries to solve before you can close the book.
How many ghosts can live in a 40-year-old, 16-foot-long RV? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

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