New Releases For the Week Of December 20th. 2020–Part 2

Cash Out (Pinx Video Mysteries Book 5) by [Marshall Thornton]

It’s Easter 1993, and the gang is going to Las Vegas for Angie’s surprise wedding. Noah is attempting to recover from a bad bout of the flu–and his disastrous Valentine’s Day, and is not all that excited to meet his new relatives: Cotton Preston and his three grown daughters. They’re staying at Lucky Days casino, a hotel with notorious mob connections… and family connections. It’s only then that Noah and his friends realize his future step-father might just be a mob lawyer. Things get worse from there with a mysterious appearing (and disappearing) suitcase full of cash, an aunt who’s not an aunt, a crazed redhead and… Wilma Wanderly. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

The Ordeal of the Haunted Room by [Jodi Taylor]

A Christmas ghost story – Chronicles of St Mary’s style! For fans of Doctor Who and Jasper Fforde… and A Christmas Carol.

Where better for the annual festive jump than the chance to experience a real Victorian Christmas?

On the longest night of 1895, a terrible storm rages above Harewood Hall. Max, Markham and an injured Peterson are welcomed in by the Harewood family, but soon realise that, in true St Mary’s style, they couldn’t have arrived at a better moment. For tonight marks the Ordeal of the Haunted Room. Dum … dum … dum …

Every Harewood heir must endure one terrifying night alone in the Haunted Room before he can inherit the family seat. Legend says that a ghost will murder anyone who isn’t the true successor.

Henry Harewood’s ordeal will begin at midnight and end at dawn, but it isn’t long before everything goes horribly wrong…

Readers love Jodi Taylor:

‘Once in a while, I discover an author who changes everything… Jodi Taylor and her protagonista Madeleine “Max” Maxwell have seduced me’

‘A great mix of British proper-ness and humour with a large dollop of historical fun

Addictive. I wish St Mary’s was real and I was a part of it’

‘Jodi Taylor has an imagination that gets me completely hooked

‘A tour de force’ (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Audiobook

A Villa in Sicily: Figs and a Cadaver (A Cats and Dogs Cozy Mystery—Book 2) by [Fiona Grace]

“Very entertaining. Highly recommended for the permanent library of any reader who appreciates a well-written mystery with twists and an intelligent plot. You will not be disappointed. Excellent way to spend a cold weekend!”
–Books and Movie Reviews (regarding Murder in the Manor)

A VILLA IN SICILY: FIGS AND A CADAVER is book #2 in a charming new cozy mystery series by bestselling author Fiona Grace, author of Murder in the Manor, a #1 Bestseller with over 100 five-star reviews (and a free download)!

Audrey Smart, 34, has made a major life change, walking away from her life as a vet (and from a string of failed romance) and moving to Sicily to buy a $1 home—and embark on a mandatory renovation she knows nothing about.

Audrey is busy working to open the town’s new shelter, while also renovating her own problematic home—and dating again. With the help of friends, she begins taking in sick strays. But not everyone in town is grateful for her services, and she soon makes unexpected enemies.

When Audrey gets a tip about an injured dog near the coast and goes to find him—she finds the dead body of a powerful local instead.

Can Audrey, now a suspect, solve the crime and clear her name?

Or will her Sicilian dream fall apart?

A laugh-out-loud cozy packed with mystery, intrigue, renovation, animals, food, wine—and of course, love—A VILLA IN SICILY will capture your heart and keep you glued to the very last page.

“The book had heart and the entire story worked together seamlessly that didn’t sacrifice either intrigue or personality. I loved the characters – so many great characters! I can’t wait to read whatever Fiona Grace writes next!”
–Amazon reviewer (regarding Murder in the Manor)

“Wow, this book takes off & never stops! I couldn’t put it down! Highly recommended for those who love a great mystery with twists, turns, romance, and a long lost family member! I am reading the next book right now!”
–Amazon reviewer (regarding Murder in the Manor)

“This book is rather fast paced. It has the right blend of characters, place, and emotions. It was hard to put down and I hope to read the next book in the series.”
–Amazon reviewer (regarding Murder in the Manor)

Book #3 in the series—VINO AND DEATH—is now also available! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

A Sherlock Holmes Alphabet of Cases, Volume 3 (K to O) (Sherlock Alphabet) by [Roger Riccard]

Roger Riccard, one of the most respected Sherlock Holmes authors, has again taken pen in hand to bring forth the third set of five adventures in a new series of short stories for your entertainment.

The Kaiser Role – Picking up where The Case of the Gunsmith of Sherwood left off, Mycroft Holmes insists that his brother follow and stop the Heligoland rebel, Lady Lydia Wyt, in her plot against Kaiser Wilhelm II.

The Trinity Leprechaun – A mythical creature invades the campus of Trinity College. Holmes is engaged to find out why; and what is the purpose of the ‘gifts’ left behind?

The Monique Mystery – Just what was the case that brought Mary Morstan’s employer to Sherlock Holmes so many years before The Sign of Four?

The Notable Musician – Famous American bandleader, John Phillip Sousa, has an urgent case for the great detective to solve before he gives a Command Performance.

The Origami Mystery – Why is someone after a collection of Japanese paper sculptures?

Sit back and enjoy reading this third volume of A Sherlock Holmes Alphabet of Cases, and watch out for Volume 4 (P to T) coming soon.

Praise for Roger Riccard:

‘Roger Riccard is an extremely good pastiche writer. Personally, I think the best since the late Val Andrews passed over Reichenbach’ – Joel Senter, publisher of the Sherlockian E-Times

Roger Riccard
 is an American author. Having graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and History from California State University, his career spans teaching, journalism and business writing. Inspired by his British ancestry, he took an interest in the works of Arthur Conan Doyle from an early age, later writing Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Poisioned Lilly and Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Twain Papers. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Rosilyn. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Wedding Cake and Widows: A Comedy Cozy Mystery (Mom and Christy's Cozy Mysteries Book 8) by [Christy  Murphy]

You’re invited!

It’s the wedding everyone in Fletcher Canyon has been waiting for. The bride is beautiful. The groom is nervous, and…

There’s a dead body. 

But no need to worry, Mom and Christy are on the case.  (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

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

Death in the Clan (Dalkinchie Mysteries Book 3) by [Carly Reid]

Welcome to Castle Drummond for the 5th MacNaughton Clan Gathering!

The MacNaughton Clan Gathering is proceeding as you might expect, with plenty of kilts, tartan, ceilidh dancing, haggis and whisky. Oh, and down in the walled garden – a pretender to the estate with a knife in his back. 

Jessica Greer is attending the event in her role as The Dalkinchie and Drummond Herald reporter. Now, unfortunately, she’s also the person who discovered the body. Randall McNaughton hasn’t made himself very popular in the short time he has been in Scotland, and it’s up to Jessica along with the police duo of Detective Inspector Gordon and Special Constable Murdo Smith to sift through the evidence and find the true killer. Could Laird Gillespie MacNaugton really be capable of murder to protect his estate? 

The third book in the popular Dalkinchie Mysteries series. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Catnip Cantrips (Twilight Hollow Witchy Cozy Mysteries Book 2) by [Sara  Christene]

Haunted woods, suspicious campers, and another mysterious murder! Continue Adelaide’s story with book two of Twilight Hollow. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

A Cold Case Spoiled (Ice Witch Mysteries Book 3) by [J. L.  Collins]

Charming Springs – Where every day is colder than a witch’s kitty!

Reluctantly powerful witch Indie Warren is stuck between a rock and a hard place. Okay, it’s more like she’s stuck between the charming, hunky leprechaun and the brooding reaper with the crooked smile.

But Indie finds herself distracted despite her current relationship woes, drawn to the mysterious hot springs that have quite literally shown up out of thin air. And in a town cursed with eternal winter, nothing screams front page-worthy than an excuse to break out your bikini…

As the editor of the local newspaper, Indie really has her work cut out for her when a resident frog shifter turns up facedown in the springs. She and her best friend Goldie immediately start hunting for clues.

Where did the hot spring come from and how did their victim end up dead within its rotten-smelling waters?

And perhaps more importantly, can she and Goldie keep their supernatural neighbors from skinny-dipping in the deadly hot springs?

A Cold Case Spoiled (Ice Witch Mysteries, book 3) is a lighthearted paranormal cozy mystery. Find out what happens next! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Perilous Paws (Kitten Witch Cozy Mystery Book 8) by [Corrine Winters]

Ain’t no mountain high enough,
Ain’t no river wide enough,
Ain’t no witches bad enough,
To keep me from getting to you.

Ember McNair is back on the case, and it’s more personal than ever. Her sister Ash is missing, and another killer is on the loose in small town Louisiana.
As Ember struggles to connect the dots and solve the case, she must contend with a band of hot-rodding rebels, a land-grabbing real estate tycoon, and fostering a child who may be possessed by the forces of darkness.

Joined by her amnesiac Sheriff husband—and wolf shifter—Cedric, her feline familiar Kali, and a grown man who prefers to be referred to as Hanky Bob, Ember is beset with a profusion of suspects and a confusing web of cluses both magical and mundane.

But this ain’t Ember’s first rodeo.

She’s cracked the case and defeated the villains before, and she’s determined to do so again.

Even if it turns out the villain and her missing sister are one and the same… (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Dotty Defends a Detective (Dotty Drinkwater Mystery series Book 6) by [Diane Ezzard]

Locked up for murder, but is the detective a killer?
When Dotty’s friend DS Dave Banks is arrested for murdering his partner, Dotty refuses to believe he is guilty.
Is Dave being framed?
Can Dotty and her friend unravel the case Dave was secretly working on to find out who is behind the evil shenanigans?
More importantly, will it put their lives at risk?
Murder, mayhem and mystery make this the perfect ingredients for another thrilling cozy mystery featuring Dotty and her friends.
Perfect for fans of LJ Ross and Faith Martin. This is book 6 in the Dotty Drinkwater Mystery series but can be read as a standalone (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Prime Time Murder: A Humorous Cozy Mystery (Hollywood Whodunit Book 1) by [Brittany E. Brinegar]

She’s little. She’s feisty. Spoiler alert, she’s not the killer.

Move to Hollywood. Catch her big break. Become a movie star. Nowhere on Becky Robinson’s to-do list does it say discover a dead body or become the prime suspect.

Becky’s first day on set is anything but glamorous. Between coffee runs and walking the star dog, she discovers the body of a prominent actress. Not exactly how she pictured seeing her name in the papers. And they didn’t even spell it right.

After finding evidence at the crime scene, the cops are on her trail and a Hollywood hunk is in the hot seat.

To clear her name and discover whodunit, Becky rubs elbows with Tinseltown insiders. With the help of her best friend and an adorable puppy, they attempt to expose the killer before he claims his next victim.

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Prime Time Murder is the whimsical first installment in the Hollywood Whodunit cozy mystery series.

If you love clumsy heroines, a Hollywood backdrop, quirky suspects, and an adorable rescue puppy this series is for you! (aAmazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

After the Storm (A Giuseppe Bianchi mystery Book 2) by [Isabella Muir]

When a violent storm blasts England’s south coast, it’s up to retired Italian detective Giuseppe Bianchi to sift through the devastation and piece together the tragic events left behind in the storm’s wake.

Giuseppe Bianchi’s brief visit to Bexhill-on-Sea has become an extended stay. He is loath to return to his home in Rome because of the haunting images that made him leave in the first place. 

During his morning walks along the seafront with Beagle, Max, he meets Edward Swain, who becomes Giuseppe’s walking companion. They form a friendship of sorts and find they have a similar outlook on life.

But the devastating events of a single night lead Giuseppe to question the truth about Edward Swain. Teaming up with young journalist, Christina Rossi – his cousin’s daughter – Giuseppe learns about the brutal reality lurking behind the day-to-day life of families in the local community. And as the story unravels Giuseppe is reminded how anger and revenge can lead to the most dreadful of crimes.

After the Storm is the second novel in the Giuseppe Bianchi mystery series – the much awaited sequel to Crossing the Line.
Grab your copy today and enjoy the intrigue of traditional English mystery, cleverly combined with a continental twist.

‘A riveting mystery, packed with intrigue, atmosphere and vintage charm. 
Escapism at its purist.’

Helen Cox
Romance, Adventure and Escape fiction writer, and author of non-fiction titles, courses and masterclasses on all aspects of creative writing.

‘A charming character-driver crime story, full of mystery, intrigue and period detail.’
Tom Bromley, author, editor of fiction and non-fiction titles and Director of Fiction for the Professional Writing Academy, 
the founding director of the Salisbury Literary Festival

‘A dashing Italian detective. A very English mystery. What more could you want?’
Christoffer Petersen, author of Greenland crime novels and Arctic thrillers (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

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Corgis & Conspiracy: A Dog Town USA Cozy Mystery by [Meg Muldoon]

Book 3 in the Dog Town USA Cozy Mystery Series features a mysteriously fun winter “tail” readers won’t soon forget!

The cozy Pacific Northwest town of Dog Mountain is happily humming this December as residents prepare for the season of light.
But when celebrity and controversial pet treat industry guru Madison Shaw is found dead at the bottom of the historic Howliday Inn’s staircase one chilly morning, ace reporter Winifred Wolf finds herself covering a national story.
Was Madison’s fall just a tragic accident?
Or is there more to the story than meets the eye?
Freddie, Lt. Sam Sakai, and their trusty mutt Mugs sniff out a compelling winter-themed mystery in this riveting and heartwarming chapter of the bestselling Dog Town USA Cozy Mystery Series. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Cookies, Spells, and Tolling Bells (The Witches of Pinecroft Cove Book 5) by [Nicole  St Claire]

This time the ghost is the least of Tamsyn’s troubles

Something about Summerhaven’s historic church gives Tamsyn the willies, and she’s pretty sure it’s not just her fear of being burned at the stake as a witch. Even so, when the cool new priest asks her to bake cookies for the dedication of a new church bell, it’s hard to say no. But when a body is discovered during the ceremony along with a ghost in distress, it seems Tamsyn’s uneasiness wasn’t so unfounded after all.

Between solving a cold case and pursuing a surprising connection to her mother, Tamsyn already has her hands full. However, life at the Pinecroft Inn is never that simple. Aunt Gwen’s magic has gone all wonky, for starters. Plus, Aunt Gwen’s boyfriend is teaming up with Noah for some secret shenanigans, with a little supernatural help from Lillian and Gus.

Then there’s the fact that while the inn’s guest list looks like a who’s who of America’s upper crust, Tamsyn can’t shake the suspicion something fishy is going on as floor boards creak and keys go missing in the dead of night. To make matters even worse, there’s a funny smell coming from the chimney. If Tamsyn doesn’t get to the bottom of it all soon, they’ll be lucky if the whole island isn’t blown to smithereens.

Will Tamsyn figure out what’s really going on at the island church before it’s too late?

Don’t miss the fifth book in the Witches of Pinecroft Cove series of paranormal cozy mysteries! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

New Releases For The Week Of December 20th, 2020–Part 1

Six Cloves Under (A Garlic Farm Mystery Book 1) by [Gin Jones]

Inheriting her late aunt’s Massachusetts farm is no gift for app developer Mabel Skinner, who is about to learn that even the best-grown garlic can’t ward off murderous intent…
 
Mabel’s hope of finding an enthusiastic farmer to buy Stinkin’ Stuff Farm is dying a little bit every day. So far, all she’s found are double-dealing developers. But after a heated dispute over grass clippings with an obsessive local rhubarb breeder, she discovers something even more distressing—the breeder in question undisputedly dead in his greenhouse. . . .
 
Uncomfortably aware that she might be a prime suspect, Mabel stops digging in the dirt long enough to dig up more information about the dead man, and anyone else he might have argued with. The list is longer than she imagined, and includes a persnickety neighbor and a rival rhubarb breeder. With all the ingredients for a homegrown mystery, Mabel must unearth a killer—before the next plot to be dug is her grave. . . .
 
“Growing garlic might be my newest obsession thanks to Six Cloves Under!”
—Lynn Cahoon, New York Times bestselling author of the Farm-to-Fork mystery series
(Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook

After a disastrous situation causes Parker Avery to lose her position at the Orlando Police Department, she opens up a private investigation firm. However, business isn’t what she thought it would be, and after spending several weeks without a case, she reconsiders her decision. Just as her discouragement is getting the best of her, Kent Walker arrives at her office with a fresh case. The older man, occupied by his granddaughter, asks for help finding a map that was stolen from his boat. As Parker looks deeper into Kent’s story, she finds an adventure filled with mysterious undoings and a treasure that is hidden on a faraway island. Parker accepts the case immediately and upon Kent’s request agrees to let his granddaughter Kay help her. As the two women embark on the mission to find Kent’s treasure, it is soon clear that they are complete opposites. Parker tries to keep her promise to Kent, bypassing the other woman’s negativity to focus on the problem at hand. However, Kay is good at pushing buttons, and she does everything in her power to get Parker to drop the case. As tension heats up, the two women find themselves in an ordeal that could impact their very survival, and when they are faced with a life and death situation, Parker and Kay finally drop their defenses and see each other for who they really are. Kay realizes that Parker might be the one person who moves her romantically, but Parker still plagued by her past, knows that her buried secrets could ruin the opportunity if they are revealed. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Paperback

Bite the Bullet (Detective Kate Rosetti Mystery Book 4) by [Gina LaManna]

A brand new thriller by USA TODAY Bestselling Author Gina LaManna

For fans of Janet Evanovich, Lee Goldberg, and Kendra Elliot…

Summer in the Twin Cities is hard to beat, and Detective Kate Rosetti is excited to show FBI Agent Jack Russo a nice, relaxing time while he’s back in town. Unfortunately, her plans go belly up when Tommy “Two-Toed” Bianchi is found floating face down in Kate’s favorite lake.

To complicate matters, Alastair Gem turns up with a brand-new girlfriend… which is all fine and dandy until his girlfriend goes missing. Gem begs the already-strapped-for-time detective for help, and Kate can’t refuse.

One murderer, one kidnapper, and one boyfriend are a lot for the detective to handle. But if Kate doesn’t focus on finding the killer before time runs out, she’ll be the next victim in his deadly spree… (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Death Drops the Pilot by [George Bellairs]

On a twilit autumn night, the Falbright Jenny ferries forty passengers back to Falbright from Elmer’s Creek. Except, before the ferry can make it across the River Hore, she ends up marooned on a sand back. Mysteriously, the skipper is no where to be found.

But when the pilot’s body is later found under the pier, stabbed in the back, local authorities realise this was more than just an accident.

Though Scotland Yard’s best and brightest, Detective-Inspector Littlejohn and Sergeant Cromwell, are called in to investigate the case, they make slow progress solving the small town crime.

From local liars to wartime secrets, the whole case is muddled. The only thing that is clear: someone is trying to cover their tracks and Littlejohn and Cromwell must trace the few clues they have in order to solve the mystery before any one else dies.

PRAISE FOR GEORGE BELLAIRS

‘One of the subtlest and wittiest practitioners of the simon-pure British detective story’ – The New York Times

‘Mr Bellairs always gives good value’ – The Sunday Times

‘Pure British detective story’ – The New York Times

‘Head and shoulders above the average of our day’ – Madison Capital Times

‘Sure-fire, that’s Bellairs’ – New York Herald Tribune

‘The excellent Inspector Littlejohn… is a pleasure to watch’ – Francis Iles of The Sunday Times (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback

Sweet Violet's Ghost (A Sweet Cove Mystery Book 19) by [J A  Whiting]

This is book 19 in the Sweet Cove cozy mystery series by USA TODAY Bestselling Author J.A. Whiting.
It is September in Sweet Cove and Angie and Jenna are taking a walk after work to the town park and up the hill to the cemetery overlooking the ocean. Their daughters are growing fast and are already crawling and saying words. Angie and Jenna take the girls out of the strollers so they can play on the grass, but moments later, something unexpected appears to them and it’s about to draw them into a mystery with connections that reach to another state.
It will take all four of the Roseland sisters, Mr. Finch, Chief Martin, two fine felines, and a new friend to find the evil-doer responsible for ending two lives, and maybe more. Will they find the answers they need before it’s too late?
A cozy mystery with recipes !
This story has some mild paranormal elements. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Murdered Mayor: A High Desert Cozy Mystery (High Desert Cozy Mystery Series Book 13) by [Dianne Harman]

The famous cowboy movie star
Had become the dearly beloved mayor of Palm Springs.
Too bad he was murdered.
But who could have done it and what was their motive?
Greed? Political rival? An environmental extremist?
Son? Stepdaughter? Ex-wives?
And what about his present trophy wife?
Then there’s that pesky proposed desert windmill turbine project.
They kill a lot of birds,
And the Desert Bird Sanctuary members were certainly
Against the proposal.
The mayor’s vote was needed to approve it.
Maybe he was going to vote against it.
Was that why Monty Madsen was murdered?
And maybe Monty wasn’t the only person in Palm Springs
Who wanted to be the mayor!
There’s a colorful cast of characters,
But only one of them is a murderer.

Join Marty, her husband, Detective Jeff Combs, and their psychic boxer dog, Patron, as they determine not only who had the motive, but also who had the means.

This is the 13th book in the High Desert Cozy Mystery Series by a USA Today Bestselling Author. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Murder in Hyde Park: a 1920s cozy historical mystery (A Ginger Gold Mystery Book 14) by [Lee Strauss]

Murder’s a fashion faux pas. . .

The summer of 1926 brings high fashion to Hyde Park. Ginger’s Regent Street dress shop, Feathers & Flair, is a major sponsor, and when top designer Coco Chanel makes an appearance, the London fashion scene lights up.

Until a model drops dead and Miss Chanel is suspected of murder. The fashion icon hires Lady Gold Investigations to clear her name, but can Ginger discover the murderer before becoming a lifeless mannequin herself?

★★★★★


Researching for the Ginger Gold Mysteries has been so much fun. I hope you sense that as you read. Ginger Gold is smart, savvy, and delightful. The fashions, the dances, the CRIME. The character of Haley Higgins, a medical student at the London Medical School for Women allows me to further delve into another keen interest of mine: forensics. Never fear, the Ginger Gold Mysteries are COZY, so no scary, graphic on-stage violence. You’ll find these books to be clean reads, with no swearing or sex. I hope you enjoy the Ginger Gold Mystery series!


Hop aboard the 1920s!

THE GINGER GOLD MYSTERY SERIES

Murder on the SS Rosa (Book 1)

Murder at Hartigan House (Book 2)

Murder at Bray Manor (Book 3)

Murder at Feathers & Flair (Book 4)

Murder at the Mortuary (Book 5)

Murder at Kensington Gardens (Book 6)

Murder at st. George’s Church (Book 7)

The Wedding of Ginger & Basil (Book 7.5)

Murder Aboard the Flying Scotsman (Book 8)

Murder at the Boat Club (Book 9)

Murder on Eaton Square (Book 10)

Murder by Plum Pudding (Book 11)

Murder on Fleet Street (Book 12)

Murder at Brighton Beach (Book 13)

Murder at Hyde Park (Book 14)

Murder at Royal Albert Hall (Book 15)

~more on the way!


A brand new 1950s series!

THE ROSA REED MYSTERY SERIES

Murder at High Tide (Book 1)

Murder on the Boardwalk (Book 2)

Murder at the Bomb Shelter (Book 3)

Murder on Location (Book 4)

Murder and Rock ‘n Roll (Book 5)

Murder at the Races (Book 6)


Don’t miss LADY GOLD INVESTIGATES, the short story companion series! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Psychic for Hire: A Laugh-Out-Loud Cozy Mystery in which the Cat is Boss (Paranormal Temp Agency Book 2) by [Molly Fitz]

After my last assignment almost killed me, I thought I was done with the Paranormal Temp Agency. Turns out we were just getting started…


The board of paranormal liaisons is down a member, leaving Beech Grove vulnerable to outside magical influence. Worse still, the stray cats who work as our field agents are disappearing from the streets—and they’re not winding up in shelters.


Now my boss, a black cat named Mr. Fluffikins, has ordered me to go undercover as a phony psychic and find out what’s happening to the missing feline agents.


Last week I didn’t even know magic existed; this week it’s up to me to help save it.


Yup, all in a day’s work for this part-time psychic. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Wretched Wool (Cozy Corgi Mysteries Book 20) by [Mildred Abbott]

Scarves of every color, sweaters in intricate weaves, and knitting needles with sharp points…

With tourist season finally over, the small mountain town of Estes Park, Colorado, can breathe a collective sigh of relief and enjoy a slower, more relaxed pace. That works just fine for Winifred Page, so she can rearrange the novels that cover the shelves of her bookshop. Watson, her beloved Corgi, is equally as excited about long uninterrupted naps by the fire.

Strings that Fred has been attempting to connect around her father’s murder, and the Irons family infiltration into her town and her life, suddenly tangle into one huge mound of brightly colored knots. It’s going to take all of her skill and strength to weave them into the truth. However, sometimes, a particularly harmless-looking thread can make everything unravel…

(This culinary cozy mystery includes a recipe for the perfect chocolate chip cookie.) (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Death By Magic: A Josiah Reynolds Mystery 14 by [Abigail Keam ]

Josiah goes to a fundraiser for abandoned Thoroughbred horses and meets Rudy Lee; whereupon, he tells her a fortune teller at the event prophesied he will be murdered. But while Josiah tells Rudy the fortune is utter nonsense, she can’t help shake the notion the fortune teller might be right. Join Josiah in her search for the truth in the “dark and bloody” ground of “Caintuck” where secrets are held tight to one’s heart and deep within the dark, foamy soil of its ancient hunting grounds.

Books in the Josiah Mystery Series
Death By A HoneyBee
Death By Drowning
Death By Bridle
Death By Bourbon
Death By Lotto
Death by Chocolate
Death by Haunting
Death By Derby
Death By Design
Death By Malice
Death By Drama
Death By Stalking
Death By Deceit
Death By Magic
Death By Shock (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Murder Under the Mistletoe (A Darcy Sweet Cozy Mystery Book 30) by [K.J.  Emrick]

A nice family trip away for Christmas is just what Darcy Sweet needs…

There’s only one problem – trouble tends to follow her wherever she goes.

But she’s determined it won’t this time…

With her track record though, Jon is not convinced.

But hey, what does it matter?

Trouble can just as easily find her in Misty Hollow – and it frequently does.

So why shouldn’t they take some time to relax at the cozy Hideaway Inn?

And if any trouble were to happen, she can handle it…

She hopes.

Murder Under the Mistletoe is the 30th book in the Darcy Sweet Cozy Mystery series. If you love paranormal cozy mysteries, with a touch of romance and family, you’ll love the Darcy Sweet Cozy Mystery series. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Old Witch New Tricks (Wicked Witches of Pendle Island Book 5) by [Mara Webb]

Lights, camera, murder!

It’s one thing when Chelsea Sponks finds out she has a secret brother. It’s another when her mother shows up for a surprise visit, with many suitcases stacked around the kitchen table. Chelsea’s mom reveals there’s more to this trip than meets the eye…

Forced into some mother-daughter time, Chelsea goes to a local film studio on Pendle Island to oversee a TV adaptation of one of her mom’s mystery novels. Not only is the head producer a total sleaze ball, but he’s also an old flame of Chelsea’s mom, and his changes to the source material leave a lot to be desired.

Things go from bad to worse when a dead body turns up on set, one that is not in the script. The police then turn their attention on Chelsea’s mother as the lead suspect in the case, and Chelsea realizes she has to solve this thing before her innocent mom is put away for good.

If that’s not enough her dear mother Lorelai reveals there is another purpose behind this trip. She came back to the island to track down Chelsea’s father, and she’s whittled her list down to three likely candidates.

All Chelsea has to do is stay along live enough to figure it all out…

And, cut! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Slay Bells Ring (A Christmas Cozy Mystery Series Book 2) by [Mona Marple]

Welcome to Candy Cane Hollow, where every day feels like Christmas!

It’s New Year’s Eve in Candy Cane Hollow.

This winter wonderland may look festive and be home to the Claus Family, but all is not as it seems. 

The festivities take a turn for the bizarre when the giant glitter ball comes crashing down on cantankerous elf chef, Greasy.

Chief Superintendent Wiggles is sure the death is just a tragic accident, but Holly isn’t so sure. Greasy was lots of things, but it appears that popular wasn’t one of them.

Holly begins her own investigation with the eager help of Mrs Claus, while dimpled Nick Claus warns them both to be careful. 

Was the death an accident? Or is that a false ho-ho-hope? 

Slay Bells Ring is a festive cozy mystery and second in an exciting new series by popular author Mona Marple. This book is a clean read, free from swearing, on-page violence or sexual content. 

Christmas Mystery Series Books In Order:

Book One: Christmas Corpse
Book Two: Slay Bells Ring
Book Three: A Lost Claus
(Amazon)

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Corpse Road: A DCI Harry Grimm Novel by [David J Gatward]

To catch the hunter, become the prey.

When the body of a female backpacker is found on the Yorkshire moors, the killer seems obvious, the motive clear.

If only.

Because Grimm and his team are up against not just a murderer, but a predator, and when the key suspect disappears, it’s only a matter of time before another body is found.

To catch one of the most dangerous killers he has ever faced, and to have any chance of staying alive himself, Grimm will need to not only draw on his skills as a detective, but as a soldier, and to trust his team with his life as he goes to war once more.

But at least he won’t have to eat cheese and cake.

Hopefully . . .

Corpse Road is the third book in the DCI Harry Grimm crime thriller series, set in the Yorkshire Dales, and perfect for fans of L. J. Ross, J. D. Kirk, , Adam Croft, Simon McCleave, Alex Smith, J. M. Dalgliesh, J. E. Mayhew, and J. R. Ellis. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Dropping Like Pies (Apple Orchard Cozy Mystery Book 11) by [Chelsea  Thomas]

One more murder.

One more killer.

One more case to solve.

Dropping Like Pies is a cozy mystery masterpiece of comedy, suspense and intrigue. The best new cozy of the year, from the hottest new author.

Yes, someone drops a pie.

And clues are dropped like breadcrumbs through the small town of Pine Grove.

Lucky for everyone, Miss May is a former lawyer with a finely tuned ear for truth. May knows that truth reveals all. And she pursues justice at all costs.

May’s best friend Teeny is a chihuahua who thinks she’s a pit bull. The lady has lots of bark. Plenty of bite. And somehow she survives on a diet of cake and sprinkles.

Chelsea is the quiet weirdo.

Every crew has one.

But Chelsea has more suitors than she can handle. There’s a hunky detective. And an eccentric boyfriend. They’re both cute, in different ways, and they both want the best for Chelsea.

But all she wants is to solve this murder!

Who was buried on the orchard? Why were they killed? And what are our girls going to do about it?

You’ll love this cozy because everyone loves suspenseful mysteries with close-knit friends.

Get your copy now.

Review of Cobblered To Death

Synopsis:

Out of the frying pan, into the fire . . .

Courtney Archer is known for hosting the show Cooking with the Farmer’s Daughter . . . despite the fact that she’s actually a pediatrician’s daughter. Now she’s signed on for a role on The American Baking Battle. On this reality show, she can start developing a more authentic image for herself—and as a bonus, the usual backstabbing and manufactured drama isn’t part of the Baking Battle script. But genuine drama is heating up behind the scenes . . .

During a film shoot in the scenic Pocono Mountains, Courtney has to juggle career commitments like pots on a six-burner stove. Adding to the stress is Mick, a contestant who finds out about her fake farm-girl story. Determined to succeed at her new gig, she whips up a cherry cobbler in a cast-iron fry pan one evening and leaves it out to cool. But the next morning, it’s Mick’s body that’s cooling—right next to Courtney’s pan, now classified as a murder weapon . . . (Goodreads)

Review:

The premise of this book is a good one, a baking competition. It reminded me of a cooking show that is currently on television, The Great British Bake Off. It was great to see some of the behind the scenes that go into making such a show. It showed a different type of cooking cozy and I enjoyed that.

The characters are well rounded and well developed. Courtney is smart and a hard worker and it seems as though she is good at gathering information. That comes in handy when someone in the set is killed. The co-hosts and the contestants added a realistic feel to the book.

The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read. The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and the descriptions pulled me into the story from the very beginning. The mystery was well plotted but I do think there could have been more suspects to consider. That is only my opinion and others might not agree with me.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery. And if you like cooking competitions like I do, you should pick up this book.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book provided by the publisher, Kensington Books, and NetGalley, which I greatly appreciate.

Cobblered to Death (A Courtney Archer Mystery Book 1) by [Rosemarie Ross]





Spotlight–A Fashionable Fate

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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:

A Fashionable Fate: A Psychic Paranormal Cozy Mystery (Rosa The Cuban Psychic Mysteries Book 1) by [Ileana Munoz Renfroe]
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For the longest time, Ileana Muñoz-Renfroe wanted to be an author. Almost twenty years later, and after raising two children and owning numerous businesses, she decided to take the plunge.

About a year ago, as she sat in a Café in Paris, the idea of Rosa popped into her head, and the stories and characters became real. Since two of her passions are the paranormal and high-end fashion, she found a way to combine them and created Rosa The Cuban Psychic Mysteries. This series brings together her Cuban and American culture to make for a fun cozy mystery story. This is her debut novel.

She is hard at work on writing a spin-off to Rosa The Cuban Psychic Mysteries and a brand-new series involving the character Candeedo Brewdinkle.

When she is not writing, she enjoys traveling, reading, entertaining, and listening to music.

For the latest updates visit https://www.imrenfroe.com

https://www.facebook.com/groups/cozymysteryvillage

Twitter: @ileanarenfroe

Instagram:@Imrenfroe


Rosa The Cuban Psychic Mysteries
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Review of Sit, Stay, Slay

Sit, Stay, Slay
Dog Club Mystery, Book #5
V. M. Burns
5 Stars

Synopsis:

When her best friend Dixie is suspected of killing a dog show judge, Lilly must bring one sick puppy to heel . . .
Tennessee transplant Lilly Echosby has two great loves: dogs and mysteries. So naturally she’s named her poodles Aggie, after Agatha Christie, and Rex, for Rex Stout. Now that she has two dogs to manage, it makes sense to enter Aggie in an obedience competition—especially since her instructor is Lilly’s gal pal, Scarlet “Dixie” Jefferson.

But when one of the judges for the competition turns out to be Dixie’s high school rival, the dog trainer gets hot under the collar. When the woman is found strangled, Dixie becomes the number one suspect. With the help of the other dog club members, Lilly must find the real killer—before the next judge Dixie tangles with throws the book at her . . . (Goodreads)

Review:

The characters are well rounded and well developed. Lilly and Dixie are the best of friends and they will do what needs to be done when they have a mystery to solve. They have some help from other members of the dog club that they belong to. It was also great to spend more time with Lilly’s son and daughter and see what is going on in their life.

The writing style flows smoothly and it defines the characters very clearly by their actions and words. The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and in my mind’s eye, it brought the book to life. The mystery was well plotted and not easily solved.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery. I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book provided by the publisher, Kensington Books, and NetGalley, which I greatly appreciate.

Sit, Stay, Slay (A Dog Club Mystery Book 5) by [V.M. Burns]


Review of A Big Fat Greek Murder

A Big Fat Greek Murder
A Goddess Of Greene St. Book #2
Kate Collins
5 Stars

Synopsis:

The New York Times bestselling author of the Flower Shop Mystery series returns with the second installment in her new Goddess of Greene St. Mystery series starring single mom Athena Spencer, who returns to Michigan to work at her family’s garden center, raise a pet raccoon, and dig up the dirt on suspects when a wedding rehearsal ends up with the murder of a groom…

The entire family has been put to work when a big fat Greek wedding rehearsal is booked at the Parthenon. All hands are needed for rolling grape leaves, layering moussaka, and keeping the bride calm. But then the groom goes M.I.A. and there’s far more to worry about than just whether Yiayia’s lemon rice soup has gone cold.

No matter how tangy the tzatziki, everyone’s appetite is ruined when the groom is found dead, a pair of scissors planted in his back. When the bride accuses Athena’s sister Selene, a hairstylist, of seducing and stabbing her fiance, it’s all-out war–and it’s up to Athena to dig up the dirt on the suspects and nip these suspicions in the bud… (Goodreads)

Review:

The characters are well rounded and well developed. I enjoyed the interactions between Athena and her family a lot, and it brought a lot of humor to the book. Athena is a hard worker and she does not let anything get in her way when she is trying to protect her family. She has to figure out who the murderer is or else one of her sisters may be going to prison for a long time. Her and Case make really good partners and it may turn into something else.

The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read. The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and brought everything to life in my mind’s eye. And the food that was being described had my mouth watering. The mystery was well plotted and there were enough clues to sift through and suspects to consider.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery. I cannot wait to see what trouble Athes and her family get into next.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book provided by the publisher, Kensington Books, and NetGalley, which I greatly appreciate.


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Review of Ropes, Riddles & Robberies

Ropes, Riddles & Robberies
A Camper and Criminals Cozy Mystery, Book #15
Tonya Kappes
5 Stars

Synopsis:

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! (Goodreads)

Review:

The characters are well rounded and well developed. The gang is all together again and everyone is in for a good time. Even though they have taken a road trip, they are still ready to solve a mystery. This time it is very personal because Mae is trying to solve the mystery of the house fire that took her family away from her.

The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read. The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and these descriptions pulled me into the story from the beginning. The mystery was well plotted and it was great the way that Mae was able to follow the clues from a mystery that happened a long time ago.

I would recommend this cozy mystery to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery. In this series, the books just keep getting better.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book and provided my honest review.

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


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)

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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

New Releases For The Week Of December 13, 2020–Part 2

Death (and Apple Strudel) (A European Voyage Cozy Mystery—Book 2) by [Blake Pierce]

“When you think that life cannot get better, Blake Pierce comes up with another masterpiece of thriller and mystery! This book is full of twists, and the end brings a surprising revelation. Strongly recommended for the permanent library of any reader who enjoys a very well-written thriller.”
–Books and Movie Reviews (re Almost Gone)

DEATH (AND APPLE STRUDEL) is book two in a charming new cozy mystery series by #1 bestselling author Blake Pierce, whose Once Gone has over 1,500 five-star reviews. The series begins with MURDER (AND BAKLAVA)—BOOK #1.

When London Rose, 33, is proposed to by her long-time boyfriend, she realizes she is facing a stable, predictable, pre-determined (and passionless) life. She freaks out and runs the other way—accepting instead a job across the Atlantic, as a tour-guide on a high-end European cruise line that travels through a country a day. London is searching for a more romantic, unscripted and exciting life that she feels sure exists out there somewhere.

London is elated: the European river towns are small, historic and charming. She gets to see a new port every night, gets to sample an endless array of new cuisine and meet a stream of interesting people. It is a traveler’s dream, and it is anything but predictable.

In Book 2, DEATH (AND APPLE STRUDEL), the cruise takes them into Vienna and Salzburg, home of Mozart and the birthplace of music, and all seems picture-perfect. Until, that its, their tour guide turns up dead after giving the passengers a tour of Mozart’s theatre. Suspicion falls on them. Who could have killed her? And why?

Laugh-out-loud funny, romantic, endearing, rife with new sights, culture and food, DEATH (AND APPLE STRUDEL) offers a fun and suspenseful trip through the heart of Europe, anchored in an intriguing mystery that will keep you on the edge of your seat and guessing until the very last page.

Book #3 (CRIME AND LAGER), #4 (MISFORTUNE AND GOUDA), #5 (CALAMITY AND A DANISH), and #6 (MAYHEM AND HERRING) are also now available! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Gingerbread Fudge and a Holiday Grudge (Poppy Peters Mysteries Book 6) by [A. Gardner]

The Christmas Eve party at Buttercup Manor is tradition. Murder is not.

Book 6 in the Poppy Peters mystery series! A light-hearted cozy mystery featuring quirky small-town characters, southern charm, and recipes. This book does not contain cliffhangers, graphic violence, gore, or profanity. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Bubba and the Late Lamented Lassie by [C.L. Bevill]

What could possibly go wrong?

Bubba Snoddy is a good ol’ boy with a wonderful family. His beauteous wife, a sheriff’s deputy, Willodean, is wondrous, his baby has starting sleeping through the night, and his hound, Precious, has taken to the changes with great aplomb. All is well.

Then the sound of bagpipes fills the air. His mother, Miz Demetrice, has organized a Scottish appreciation festival, and everyone in Pegram County is celebrating their Scottishness, whether they have it or not. Bubba is trying his best to take care of the baby while going about his business when he stumbles across…a dead body.

Worse than that, it appears as though Sheriff John Headrick himself is the murderous culprit, and the Pegramville Chief of Police, Big Joe, doesn’t seem interested in whether Sheriff John is innocent or not.

Willodean is barred from investigating the crime, but Bubba isn’t. He might be toting around an infant with a Bassett hound trailing behind them, but he’s going to get to the bottom of the late lamented lassie come hell or high water. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Preserves & Premonitions (A Southern Charms Cozy Mystery Book 7) by [Bella Falls]

Magic and mystery are only part of the Southern Charms of Honeysuckle Hollow…

Charli Goodwin’s future seemed to be nothing but smooth sailing…until the last spell she cast changed the course of everything! Now, it’s not only her life but the lives of others she cares deeply for that are tied up in her fate. Not even help from the creepy and mysterious soothsayers, the Weird Sisters, can give her a clue how to get out of the mess she’s in.

If Charli can’t figure out a way to fix what she’s done and get things back on track, according to the premonitions from the sisters, the future for herself and all of Honeysuckle Hollow is at stake. Will she be able to reverse the effects of her spell in time?

Find out now in Preserves & Premonitions: A Southern Charms Cozy Mystery Book 7! (Amazon)

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Murder Over Easy (A Sunny Side Up Cozy Mystery Book 1) by [Rosie A.  Point]

Murder has never been this easy…

When Sunny Charles arrives in small-town Parfait, Florida, the last thing she expects is a note from her aunt instructing her to take control of the famous Sunny Side Up Café. After going through a vicious divorce, losing her entire life savings, and, oh yeah, having the Russian mob on her tail, Sunny’s willing to give it a shot, even if it means trying her hand at cooking. Let’s face it, eggs over easy aren’t exactly ‘easy’ to make, but they beat facing off against armed men with guns.

All things considered, her first day in the café goes well, that is, until one of the customers, a food vlogger, tries her aunt’s eggs over easy and drops dead on the spot. Sunny’s set to lose the café unless she can prove her innocence. But with a handsome chef as a distraction, the creeping suspicion she’s being watched, and a detective on her case, she’s got her work cut out for her.

Can Sunny solve the mystery before the murderer stops her? Find out in this funny starter in a brand new cozy mystery series! (Amazon)

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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)

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Late for Love (The Way Over The Hill Gang Book 5) by [M K Scott]

The senior sleuths love a good laugh, but this conundrum is no laughing matter. A missing journalist, an African Grey parrot, and a possible mob connection sound like the beginning of a bad joke. Unfortunately, there is no punchline and no one, aside from the seniors, who would dare to take the case on.

Will their first chance to handle a case on their own prove to be way too much for them to handle, and more importantly, could this first be their last? (Amazon)

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Primrose & Poison: A Witch Cozy Mystery (Raven Bay Mysteries Book 1) by [Mara Webb]

Astrid Atwood is homeward bound.

It was never part of the plan to move back to Raven Bay, but things just didn’t work out in the city. Her mom is more than willing to welcome her back, and it seems that not much has changed in the sleepy old lake town, or has it?

Astrid seems to be bumping into old high-school classmates at every turn, and when her old best friend, Rachel, shows up at her birthday party she is thrilled. The feeling is short lived however, a body has turned up on the shores of Raven Bay, and the ghost has sought Astrid out, to help solve a murder.

Seeing ghosts is one thing, learning you’re a witch is another.

Astrid always had Raven Bay down as a quaint lakeside getaway. Upon returning home she realizes nothing is further from the truth. She’s only back in town a few days when she uncovers a decades old secret that seems to have been magically removed from everyone’s mind. To make matters worse there seems to be a connection to a new murder.

Has a killer been roaming the streets of her hometown all this time?

With her friend’s reputation on the line, she finds herself falling headfirst into a life-threatening murder mystery. Clues are hiding everywhere, and when she starts to uncover the truth, the killer turns their sights on Astrid.

At least there’s a high-school crush back on the scene. He’s smooth, charming, and even has a pair of handcuffs in his pocket—but he is the town sheriff after all. With a murder to solve Astrid finds plenty of excuses to hang around the dreamy officer.

That’s if her talking cat, Renny, can give her a minute to think.

Primrose & Poison is the first book in the Wicked Witches of Raven Bay mystery series. (Amazon)

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Wine and Dead, Another Murder (A Sheridan Hendley Mystery Book 5) by [Christa Nardi]

Wine tasting, murder and more.
A murder and a toxic substance in a vineyard would spell doom for the manager of any winery. And when that manager is a woman, a rarity in the wine industry, people are quick to place the blame on her shoulders. Even though Sheridan’s husband, Brett, and his partner are already on the case, the amateur sleuth, is quick to jump in. In her search for clues, Sheridan and her friends explore the offerings at several nearby vineyards, where they discover more than great wine.
Join Sheridan for a trip from your favorite chair, filled with friends, fun, and a two mysteries. (Amazon)

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Murder on Kane Lane: A Sullivan Sisters Deadly Design Cozy Mystery (Book 1) by [KC Hadley]

This is Book 1 in the Sullivan Sisters Deadly Design Series
When a humiliating design reveal on HGTV becomes a viral sensation, Audra Sullivan moves back home to Las Sirenas Bay to start over. Everything is going as well as can be expected (she’s been reduced to cleaning grout) when the woman renting space in her design studio is found murdered.

That won’t be good for business.

“Alexa, what does my day look like?”

“You have a full day ahead, Audra. At 7:15, you need to call the wholesaler in New Orleans and negotiate a better price for a mango wood cabinet.
At 7:45 place your order for more Post-It notes, super sticky and you need another dewormer treatment for Hamilton.
At 9:30 wrangle Nikki’s shopping spree at Zuri Furniture and keep her away from Sheriff Shane.
At 11:00 call Mrs. Poole to confirm how many blue china vases she needs for the living room.”

“Did I leave myself any reminders?”
“Yes, Audra, Find the MURDERER.”

Now a reluctant sleuth, Audra suddenly finds herself entangled in crime instead of in design. Fortunately, she has her sister-in-law, Nikki Sullivan, by her side to hunt down the clues.

But the more clues Audra discovers, the more she realizes that the secrets in her beloved community go deeper than she ever thought possible.
Can this amateur sleuth find the murderer before losing the interior design studio she’s worked so hard to open?
Will Nikki’s fast-talking antics put the Sullivan sisters in danger?
AND how does Audra find the perfect vase to go with the perfect cashmere throw?

You will love this quick, clean, cozy mystery because it features unexpected twists and a town full of exciting characters!

Praise for KC Hadley:

“This Sullivan Sisters Mystery is the perfect balance of being light and fun, but still a serious page-turning mystery.” – Gail W, Amazon.com

“You will fall in love with Audra and Nikki, your new book best friends!” – Deonna P. Girlfriends Bookclub

If you enjoy small-town life, quirky characters of all ages, and a page-turning mystery, you’ll love Murder on Kane Lane. Grab this fun cozy today and start reading!

Murder on Kane Lane is book 1 in the Sullivans Sisters Design on a Crime Mystery series.
While the books can be read out of order, starting with Murder on Kane Lane is recommended as some story threads run from book to book.

Murder on Kane Lane is a cozy mystery series for fans of Ellery Adams, Rhys Bowen, Emily Organ, Jeanne Glidewell, Cynthia Ellingsen, Kathi Daley, Jean Grainger, Hope Callaghan, Amanda M. Lee, Joanne Fluke, Margaret Mayhew, Bobbi Holmes, Jeanne M. Dams, Peggy Ehrhart, LJ Ross, Susan M. Boyer, Verity Bright, Cathy Ace, A.R. Winters, Julie Chase, Amy Vansant, Catherine Coles, Gina LaManna, Dianne Harman, Jenn McKinlay, Leslie Meier, Kate Carlisle, Eve Calder, Lee Hollis, Maddie Day, Barbara Ross, Lorna Barrett, Laurie Cass, Gayle Trent, Gayle Leeson, Diane Kelly, Bree Baker, VM Burns, Esme Addison, Ellie Alexander, Amy Lillard, Elizabeth Penney, Leena Clover, Helena Dixon, Wendy Meadows, CeeCee James, Agatha Christie, Agatha Raisin, Agatha Frost, Jana DeLeon, Tonya Kappes, Cindy Bell, Leighann Dobbs, Alexia Gordon, Gethsemane Brown, Murder She Wrote, Monk, Psych, Britbox, Acorn, and other cozy mystery tv shows and books. (Amazon)

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Risky Bisqueness: A Cozy Paranormal Women's Fiction Mystery (Snips and Snails Cafe Cozy Women's Fiction Mystery Book 1) by [Elizabeth Rain]

Julienne Mason’s Ego has taken a Beating. In the space of a day, she nearly burnt down the pizza parlor, lost her job, and walked in on her cheating rat of a husband.

To top it all off? Today is her birthday. She’s 40 and no one has noticed.

With nothing to show for a lifetime of chasing the Joneses and trying to conform to everyone else’s expectations but her own…Juli is more than ready for a change of lifestyle. But nobody ever told her that answering the summons to a strange letter would turn her entire life on a dime, and challenge every notion she’s ever had on what normal is…sometimes life after 40 really can be Magic… (Amazon)

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Busting Out (Busted Series Book 3) by [Diane Kelly]

Buxom motorcycle cop Chastity “Cha-Cha” Rinaldi has a tough reputation to live up to. On her first day as a rookie for the Mobile, Alabama police department, Cha-Cha pulled over a pickup hauling a trailer with a busted taillight, and unwittingly stumbled upon an international human smuggling ring. But now, the three creeps she put behind bars have busted out of prison. Have they fled the country, or could they be coming for her as they’d vowed upon receiving their life sentences?

A traffic stop puts Cha-Cha face-to-face with high school physics teacher Newton Isaac. Cha-Cha can’t imagine herself with the geeky yet undeniably appealing guy. After all, he’s her polar opposite. Still, he’s a welcome distraction from her woes, and she finds herself inexplicably drawn to him, as if by some unseen super-magnetic force pulling on her underwire bra.

Is Cha-Cha destined to pose a one-woman defense against three violent brutes, or might Newt prove to be her nerd in shining armor? (Amazon)

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Frosty Blend (A Paramour Bay Cozy Paranormal Mystery Book 15) by [Kennedy Layne]

Someone is making a list and checking it twice in this festive holiday whodunit by USA Today Bestselling Author Kennedy Layne…

What better time for a wedding when the sleigh bells are ringing and the snow is glistening this frosty season in the quaint coastal town of Paramour Bay, Connecticut?

Raven Marigold has been busy putting the finishing touches on her mother’s wedding. Everything has been going according to plan, and there are only twelve hours left before the big ceremony. Raven doesn’t see the harm in taking a few minutes to herself to enjoy the merriment of the season and the special occasion, but her frolic through the town square’s winter wonderland has her stumbling headfirst into a snowman…and a brand-new mystery!

Someone doesn’t want Raven’s mother getting married, and the mysterious individual is going to great lengths to make sure that the ceremony never takes place—even resorting to attempted murder!

You’ll want to have a lump of coal on hand when you find out who makes the naughty list in this year’s frosty caper! (Amazon)

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The Witching Place: Murder by Manuscript (A Curious Bookstore Cozy Mystery—Book 2) by [Sophie Love]

“The perfect romance or beach read, with a difference: its enthusiasm and beautiful descriptions offer an unexpected attention to the complexity of not just evolving love, but evolving psyches. It’s a delightful recommendation for romance readers looking for a touch more complexity from their romance reads.”
–Midwest Book Review (For Now and Forever)

THE WITCHING PLACE: MURDER BY MANUSCRIPT is book #2 in a charming new cozy mystery series by bestselling author Sophie Love, author of The Inn at Sunset Harbor series, a #1 Bestseller with over 200 five-star reviews.

When Alexis Blair, 29, is fired from her book publishing job and breaks up with her boyfriend on the same day, she wonders if life is urging her to make a fresh start. She decides it’s time to pursue her lifelong dream of opening a bookstore of her own—even if that means leaving Boston and accepting a job in a curious bookstore in a small seaside town an hour away.

When Alexis is dispatched to scout out some books in an estate sale in a gothic mansion, she finds something she does not expect: one book is incredibly rare, the only one of its kind in existence, worth millions of dollars.

She also soon finds something else she does not expect: a dead body.

Thrust in the middle of the crime, will Alexis be able to clear her name?

And will she discover the mystery at the heart of her very own store?

A page-turning cozy, rife with the supernatural, mystery, secrets and love—and centered around a small town as odd and endearing as its shop—A CURIOUS BOOKSTORE will make you fall in love and keep you laughing out loud as you turn pages late into the night.

“The romance is there, but not overdosed. Kudos to the author for this amazing start of a series that promises to be very entertaining.”
–Books and Movies Reviews (For Now and Forever)

Book #3 in the series—A PERILOUS PAGE—is now also available! (Amazon)

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Death by Fountain: A Christmas Murder in Rome (Travel Can Be Murder Cozy Mystery Series Book 5) by [Jennifer S. Alderson]

Rome—the city of churches, marble, … and murder? For one American tourist, a famous fountain will become her final resting place.

Wedding bells are ringing, and Lana Hansen could not be happier! Wanderlust Tours guide Randy Wright and his Italian girlfriend are tying the knot in Tuscany, right after he and Lana finish leading a Christmas-themed tour around Rome.

Unfortunately for Randy, his ex-girlfriend is still convinced they are meant to be together. When she shows up at his hotel, they have a nasty fight, and Randy threatens to harm her if she doesn’t leave him be.

After her body is found in the Trevi Fountain, Randy is immediately arrested. Lana is convinced he didn’t do it, yet none of her other guests seemed to have wished the young women ill.

With a shortage of suspects, Lana must dig deep in order to sleuth out who really killed Randy’s ex-girlfriend—before his visit to the Eternal City becomes permanent.

The Travel Can Be Murder Cozy Mysteries are fun stories about making friends, traveling, and celebrating new experiences. Join tour guide Lana Hansen as she leads tourists and readers to fascinating cities around the globe on intriguing adventures that often turn deadly.

Books in the Travel Can Be Murder Cozy Mystery series:
Book 1 – Death on the Danube: A New Year’s Murder in Budapest
Book 2 – Death by Baguette: A Valentine’s Day Murder in Paris
Book 3 – Death by Windmill: A Mother’s Day Murder in Amsterdam
Book 4 – Death by Bagpipes: A Summer Murder in Edinburgh
Book 5 – Death by Fountain: A Christmas Murder in Rome
Book 6 – Death by Leprechaun: A Saint Patrick’s Day Murder in Dublin
Books 7-12 – Coming Soon!!
(Amazon)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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