New Releases For The Week Of December 27th, 2020–Part 2

Tall Tails Secret Book Club (The Secret Library Cozy Mysteries 1) by [CeeCee James]

A mysterious mansion, a suspicious death, and a cat too smart for its own good…

When Laura Lee took the summer job as a housekeeper at the old Thornberry Estate, she knew it was a creepy place, but she had no idea how creepy. Mrs. Fitzwater warned her to keep her mind on her work and her nose in her own business, but one thing after another leads her astray, between the mansion giving up its puzzles as she goes about her work, fun secrets to share with the clever ladies in her book club who are always up for a mystery, and a cat that seems to know more than she does.

The death of a chauffeur just outside the estate gates changes everything and suddenly creepy turns to deadly as Laura Lee finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation. When the police seem unable to solve the crime, can Laura Lee and her intrepid club find the killer before the killer finds Laura Lee? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Swine and Punishment (Bought-the-Farm Mystery 7) by [Ellen  Riggs ]

Ivy’s sly sow is perfectly capable of murder … but has this pig been framed?

Wilma has been voted “most likely to kill” among Runaway Farm’s feisty menagerie. The huge sow is light on her feet, smarter than she looks, and starving for freedom.

When Wilma goes on the lam again, she roots up terrible trouble. There’s another dead body in Clover Grove, and the pig is the prime suspect. Meanwhile a reality TV show has arrived in town and the cast and crew are getting way too close for Ivy’s comfort.

There’s no love lost between sleuthing sheepdog, Keats, and the formidable hog. But if one of his charges is unfairly targeted, he’ll put his smarts and heart on the line to help Ivy get to the bottom of the muddy mess.

Can the farm’s crime-solving team sort out this slippery mystery before someone else dies?

The next book in the Bought-the-Farm Mystery Series is a perfect page-turner for lovers of animals, cozy mysteries and funny, spunky aspiring sleuths. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Alley Katz (Dev Haskell - Private Investigator Book 27) by [Mike Faricy]

Mike Faricy is the winner of the

2019 Crime Master’s of America Poison Cup Award.

He is the winner of the 2020

Crime Master’s of America Poison Cup Award

for the Best Selling series.

He has been nominated for the 2018, 2019, & 2020 Silver Falchion Award.

ALLEY KATZ

Dev Haskell is running late for dinner at his girlfriends house when he rear ends a car in the parking lot. Small world, the car is driven by a Dev’s former high school English teacher. . In lieu of paying for damages Dev agrees to work Tuesday and Thursday evenings helping kids with homework. From there he ends up searching for an art forger with ties to local crime lord, Tubby Gustafson.

Along the way he’s beat up by a petit woman in a thong, searches for a missing boy… Oh, and he sets a homeless kid on a career path.

Another hilariously delightful Dev Haskell tale.

A wonderful read to remind you that, actually, your life is pretty good!

As always, Morton, Dev’s Golden Retriever, provides a dose of sanity.

”Faricy is America’s hottest new mystery writer… and Dev Haskell is one of the looniest and most enjoyable characters inhabiting the world of fictional private investigators out there today”

The Dirty Lowdown 

If you like Carl Hiaasen, Tim Dorsey Janet DeLeon, Laurence Shames, and Janet Evanovich- make room for one more! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Ropes, Riddles, & Robberies: A Camper and Criminals Cozy Mystery Book 15 (A Camper & Criminals Cozy Mystery Series) by [Tonya Kappes]

“Romance, a lovable bunch of eccentrics, and a collection of recipes with murder most foul.”
–Kirkus

“Scrumptious… Fans of culinary cozies will have fun.”
–Publishers Weekly

“A sweet Southern mystery with a delightful plot and quirky characters who quickly make you feel at home.”
–San Francisco Book Review

Solving murders come easy for Mae West and the Laundry Club Ladies. Trying to solve a cold case is proving a bit challenging.
Mae has been having memories about the house fire that killed her family, leaving her orphaned.

As a child she couldn’t do much to prove the fire wasn’t an accident, but as an adult and with a group of friends to help, Mae is on the case to put the clues of the past together to bring out the truth.

Their investigation heats up making this cold case come to a rolling boil! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Missing on the River(Clean Suspense) (Stone County Justice Book 2) by [John Dalglish]

With his first case in Stone County under his belt, former big city detective Dan Cutter is settling into rural life.
While enjoying an early Spring afternoon on the river bank, he makes a stunning discovery.
Within hours, the entire Stone County Sheriff’s Department becomes embroiled in a search for the truth that is MISSING ON THE RIVER.

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MORE FROM JOHN C. DALGLISH

STONE COUNTY JUSTICE(Clean Suspense)

MURDER AROUND THE BEND – #1
MISSING ON THE RIVER – #2

THE CITY MURDERS SERIES(Clean Suspense)

BOSTON HOMICIDE – #1
MIAMI HOMICIDE – #2
CHICAGO HOMICIDE – #3
DALLAS HOMICIDE – #4
DENVER HOMICIDE – #5
SEATTLE HOMICIDE – #6
NEW ORLEANS HOMICIDE – #7
MEMPHIS HOMICIDE – #8
ATLANTA HOMICIDE – #9

DETECTIVE JASON STRONG SERIES(Clean Suspense)

WHERE’S MY SON? – #1
BLOODSTAIN – #2
FOR MY BROTHER – #3
SILENT JUSTICE – #4
TIED TO MURDER – #5
ONE OF THEIR OWN – #6
DEATH STILL – #7
LETHAL INJECTION – #8
CRUEL DECEPTION – #9
LET’S PLAY – #10
HOSTAGE- #11
A CIRCLE OF FEAR – #12
DEADLY OBSESSION – #13
DEAD OF NIGHT – #14
SHADOW OF DOUBT – #15
FATAL AFFAIR – #16
DRIVEN TO KILL – #17
BOUND BY BLOOD – #18
WEB OF DECEIT – #19
BURNING DOWN – #20

THE CHASER CHRONICLES (Christian Adventure Fiction)

CROSSOVER – #1
JOURNEY – #2
DESTINY- #3
INNER DEMONS- #4
DARK DAYS – #5
FAR FROM HOME – #6

KEIKO’S WAR – (Clean Historical Fiction)
DEADLY SECRETS – (Clean Mystery Suspense) (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Inked Out: A Seaside Cottage Books Cozy Mystery (Snug Harbor Mysteries Book 2) by [Karen MacInerney]

When fledgling bookseller Max Sayers agrees to host Snug Harbor, Maine’s new mystery writers’ group, she envisions filling Seaside Cottage Books with literary conversation, warm, fresh-baked cookies, and a community to support her assistant Bethany’s mystery writing dream. But the group has barely begun its inaugural meeting when local author Martha Crabtree accuses young Bethany of plagiarizing her novel. The next morning, Martha turns up a half mile from the bookstore, a letter opener plunged into her bony chest and her face covered in black ink. When police learn that an almost identical murder happened just last week–in Bethany’s unfinished murder mystery—Max’s beloved assistant rockets to the top of the suspect list.

As Max struggles to clear Bethany’s name, she discovers that some old roots in Snug Harbor run deeper–and are more twisted–than she ever dreamed possible. She soon uncovers a network of deceit that sprouted from a bad seed planted in the bookstore itself, almost a century earlier. But someone doesn’t like her digging. A rash of threatening anonymous phone calls–and a heavy inkwell hurled through the shop window, barely missing Max’s head–send a clear and deadly message. Back off… or else.

Can Max clear her assistant’s name in time? Or will she—and Seaside Cottage Books—be the killer’s next victim?

Want a chance to name a character in Inked Out? Details on http://www.karenmacinerney.com soon! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Hopes and Slippery Slopes: Paranormal Cozy Mystery (Mitzy Moon Mysteries Book 11) by [Trixie Silvertale]

A dangerous race. The peal of wedding bells. Will this psychic sleuth catch a bouquet or a bullet?

Mitzy Moon finally has a chance to spend a normal, murder-free day with family. And she’s super-excited to support her legendary snowmobile racer dad as he’s honored for his place in the record books. But instead of a celebration on the podium, she finds a corpse under the snow.

With a holiday wedding at her bookshop looming, it’s a terrible time to take on a new case and an orphan. Somehow, Mitzy hopes to juggle the investigation, the nuptials, her meddling Ghost-ma, and an interfering feline. But when her new house guest sees something he shouldn’t, her secrets start to unravel…

Can Mitzy solve the case before midnight strikes, or will her resolution end in tragedy?

Hopes and Slippery Slopes is the eleventh book in the hilarious paranormal cozy mystery series, Mitzy Moon Mysteries. If you like snarky heroines, supernatural misfits, and a dash of romance, then you’ll love Trixie Silvertale’s twisty whodunit.

Buy Hopes and Slippery Slopes to solve a New Year’s Eve mystery today! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Deadly Bond (Jamie Bond Mysteries Book 6) by [Gemma Halliday]

From #1 Amazon, New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Gemma Halliday comes sass, lies, and rock ‘n’ roll in a humorous mystery that’s sure to leave you guessing!

Her name is Bond. Jamie Bond. And her life has never been more dangerous…

Clients are usually beating down LA private investigator Jamie Bond’s door, looking to hire her and her crew of Bond Girls. But lately business has been slow, causing Jamie to take on some unusual clients. Case in point: the aging rock star who is sure his young alien-enthusiast wife is cheating on him. While Jamie has a feeling three decades of rock ‘n’ roll may have clouded his vision, she takes the case anyway—hey, money is money, right?

Only when her client ends up dead under suspicious circumstances, Jamie is rethinking her career choices. Especially when a second band member hires her, this time to put to rest an argument over the rights to the band’s one hit song, “Hot Waitress.” The song was mildly popular in the eighties, and after being recently used in a millennial-aimed TV commercial it’s started generating big royalties—possibly big enough to kill over? Did the drummer with a temper finally snuff out his bandmate? Or was it the guitarist with a secret? The keyboard player with a decades-long grudge? Or did the younger wife simply decide she’d make out better as a widow than a divorcee? Between more suspects than she can trail, a side case involving frisky senior citizens, and two hot men both vying for her attention and demanding a decision, Jamie has more than she can handle. Can she make it out alive? Or will this be the case that finally breaks her?

The Jamie Bond Mysteries:
Unbreakable Bond (book #1)
Secret Bond (book #2)
Lethal Bond (book #3)
Bond Bombshell (short story)
Dangerous Bond (book #4)
Bond Ambition (short story)
Fatal Bond (book #5)
Deadly Bond (book #6)

Here’s what critics are saying about Gemma Halliday’s books:

“A saucy combination of romance and suspense that is simply irresistible.”
Chicago Tribune

“Stylish… nonstop action…guaranteed to keep chick lit and mystery fans happy!”
Publishers’ Weekly, starred review

“Smart, funny and snappy… the perfect beach read!”
Fresh Fiction (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

The Lurid Possibility of Murder : A Severine DuNoir Historical Cozy Adventure (The Mysteries of Severine DuNoir Book 5) by [Beth Byers]

December 1925

Severine DuNoir has discovered who killed her parents. She knows why. Now she needs to make him pay. As the foes circle each other, their friends and family get drawn into the conflict. 



Just who can Severine trust? How can she stop the rogue? And what will happen to those she loves if she fails? She’s all too afraid the answer is one she won’t be able to live with. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

A Tangle of Secrets (The Dickinson Sisters Mysteries Book 4) by [Blythe Baker]

Lily Dickinson’s discovery of a dead gamekeeper in a cottage near a country lane leads to a search for his killer. Suspects range from employees of the nearby Grangehurst estate to a number of dangerous characters much closer to home.

Before Lily can face the murderer, she needs to enlist the aid of her younger sister Iris. But with Lily still refusing to share the secret of the trunk in the attic, will Iris be willing to help when Lily needs her most? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Let's Bake a Deal: A Culinary Cozy Mystery Series (Twin Berry Bakery Book 2) by [Wendy Meadows]

Will the Knight sisters solve a murder and prove the innocence of an old man, and reveal the secret histories that have brought these shadows down on their beautiful autumn day?

Rita and Rhonda Knight set out to enjoy the annual Clovedale Falls Pumpkin Festival. They arrive at the local fairgrounds on a crisp autumn morning full of excitement. With their purses full of money and the morning ahead of them, what could possibly go wrong? Only murder.

When Sheriff Bluestone shows up at the festival and tells Rita and Rhonda that a murder had taken place at the remote Clovedale Falls Retirement Home mansion, a dark cloud rolls over the fun morning. Suddenly, the smell of pumpkin pies, funnel cakes, and apple cider is replaced by the foul stench of crime, involving uncaring kitchen staff and suspicious nurses…and one innocent old man who can barely remember his own name. Together, Rhonda and Rita dive into a mystery that takes them into a mansion filled with secrets and heartbreaking truths as they track down a killer lurking in the shadows.

Will the Knight sisters solve a murder and prove the innocence of an old man, and reveal the secret histories that have brought these shadows down on their beautiful autumn day? Or will they fall victim to a hideous crime and never be remembered again?

This cozy mystery is a clean read: no graphic violence, sex, or strong language. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Third Crime's a Charm (A Farmer's Market Witch Mystery Series Book 2) by [Constance Barker]

A Magical Jewelry Box, a New Friend for Gus, and Murder by Family?

When Betty, the Farmer’s Market chief flower booth operator, is killed, all eyes turn to her philandering husband and drug addicted son. But Betty owned a Jewelry Box that was rumored to be magical and now it’s missing. Did the husband or son kill Betty for the insurance money, or did the cursed jewelry box have a hand in a sinister murder?

Since Betty was a dear friend, Elle and Gus are determined to find her justice, much to the chagrin of deputy and panther shifter Jason.

And Gus gains a new friend, but not the kind you’d expect. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Blue Feather Mystery: Book Four, A Meg Miller Cozy Mystery (Meg Miller Cozy Mystery Series 4) by [Phyllis H. Moore]

After celebrating Christmas at Inheritance Ranch, Meg Miller returns to her cottage with renewed motivation to embrace her intuitions. Her abilities will come in handy to reunite her with her brother and rekindle a friendship. After she settles her plans for Inheritance Ranch, meets with a crusty old codger, and celebrates the New Year, Meg is ready to face the future with fresh plans,
As always, with Meg, there are complications. A new courtyard project uncovers a bone, reminding Meg’s neighbor that a strange family once inhabited Meg’s cottage. Is it human? She will turn it over to Detective Crawford, but in the meantime, she has a robbery to solve, an old friend to nurture, two businesses to consider, and a birthday party to plan. She will come full circle and face new facts from the original murder mystery she helped solve in A Dickens of a Crime. Tom Richards will be there along with Detective Crawford, Jean, Dorie, Petra, LaRue and a cast of new characters equally as vibrant and lovable.


Following Meg’s inheritance, her life will change, but even she couldn’t predict the growth in her family and relationships, or the mysteries she will confront. She embraces all of it with a newfound resolve that enhances everything she touches.
Book Four can be read as a stand alone novel, but for the picture of Meg’s growth, there are other stories:A Dickens of a Crime, Book One, Pelican Beach Murder, Book Two, and Mystery on Inheritance Ranch, Book Three. Meg’s just getting started. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Road Trip (Glock Grannies Cozy Mystery Book 6) by [Shannon VanBergen]

The grannies hit the road for vacation but still find themselves in the middle of a murder mystery.

Another hilarious cozy mystery from USA Today Bestselling Author Shannon VanBergen

Nikki and the grannies are heading to one of America’s premier vacation destinations. Branson, Missouri. But even when they’re looking for some rest and relaxation, murder is on the itinerary. When a beloved Branson entertainer turns up dead, can Nikki and the grannies find the killer, or will they be sent on a permanent vacation?

Road Trip is part of the Glock Grannies Cozy Mystery series. If you like fun cozy mysteries and outrageous characters, you are going to love Crack the Code.

Download Road Trim and start solving your next mystery!

Always free with Kindle Unlimited (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

A Purr-fect Storm: Cozy Mystery (MEOW FOR MURDER Book 6) by [Addison Moore, Bellamy  Bloom]

A highly inaccurate vision. A grumpy writer. And a corpse. Welcome to Starry Falls. Running from the mob can be murder.

A MURDER IN THE MIX / MEOW FOR MURDER crossover!

Confession. I’m no psychic. But I can sort of see the future—albeit not accurately. And you better believe, I’ve never let that little detail stop me from prognosticating my way into a pickle. So when I ticked off the mob, the feds, and my wily ex, I decided to take my Uncle Vinnie’s advice and start over with a new name and new hair color while relying on my old shtick—getting my psychic wires crossed and putting myself in danger.

It’s beginning to look a lot like murder. It’s winter in Starry Falls, the snow is falling and the mobsters are coming in strong. My freedom is in the balance and the only question on my mind is should I stay or should I go now? Shep is willing to risk it all for me—and as a thank you, I might just get us both killed.

Living in Starry Falls is proving to be deadly.


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!” (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

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