New Releases For The Week Of January 31, 2021–Part 1

Killer Content (A Brooklyn Murder Mystery Book 1) by [Olivia Blacke]

It’s murder most viral in this debut mystery by Olivia Blacke.

Bayou transplant Odessa Dean has a lot to learn about life in Brooklyn. So far she’s scored a rent free apartment in one of the nicest neighborhoods around by cat-sitting, and has a new job working at Untapped Books & Café. Hand-selling books and craft beers is easy for Odessa, but making new friends and learning how to ride the subway? Well, that might take her a little extra time.

But things turn more sour than an IPA when the death of a fellow waitress goes viral, caught on camera in the background of a couple’s flash-mob proposal video. Nothing about Bethany’s death feels right to Odessa–neither her sudden departure mid-shift nor the clues that only Odessa seems to catch. As an up-and-coming YouTube star, Bethany had more than one viewer waiting for her to fall from grace.

Determined to prove there’s a killer on the loose, Odessa takes matters into her own hands. But can she pin down Bethany’s killer before they take Odessa offline for good? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook

Death on the Boardwalk (Myrtle Beach Mystery Book 1) by [Caleb Wygal]

The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is normally an idyllic place. Until death arrives on recently widowed bookstore owner Clark Thomas’ doorstep.
When the body of a local businesswoman and environmentalist gets dumped by the back door of his shop, Clark finds himself in a unique position to investigate the crime. But should he? When it comes to murder, something else drives him he doesn’t want to admit.
As he launches his own search for the killer, Clark comes across a variety of colorful Boardwalk inhabitants who might have had reason to kill an otherwise beloved person.
Can he do it and start putting his wife’s death behind him in the process, or will it open up a fresh wound? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback

Grand Openings Can Be Murder by [Amber Royer]

An Idyllic Chocolate Shop. An island with dramatic weather. And a murder.

Welcome to Greetings and Felicitations! It is Felicity Koerber’s bean to bar chocolate factory/shop – and her refuge from the pain in her past. When she returned home to open it, she never imagined she’d be solving a murder – but now she will have to, to save her business’s reputation and avoid being framed as a killer.

Felicity Koerber has had a rough year. She’s moving back to Galveston Island and opening a bean to bar chocolate factory, fulfilling a dream she and her late husband, Kevin, had shared. Craft chocolate means a chance to travel the world, meeting with farmers and bringing back beans she can turn into little blocks of happiness, right close to home and family.

She thinks trouble has walked into her carefully re-built world when puddle-jump pilot Logan Hanlon shows up at her grand opening to order custom chocolates. Then one of her employees drops dead at the party, and Felicity’s one-who-got-away ex-boyfriend – who’s now a cop – thinks Felicity is a suspect. As the murder victim’s life becomes more and more of a mystery, Felicity realizes that if she’s going to clear her name in time to save her business, she might need Logan’s help. Though she’s not sure if she’s ready to let anyone into her life – even if it is to protect her from being the killer’s next victim.

For Felicity, Galveston is all about history, and a love-hate relationship with the ocean, which keeps threatening to deliver another hurricane – right into the middle of her investigation. Can she figure it out before all the clues get washed away?Cozy mystery with a little sweet romance…and a lot of chocolate.


The author of the Chocoverse science fiction series brings you a brand new adventure inspired by real-life chocolate makers. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

A Premier League bad-boy murdered at his newly refurbished home; a teenage runaway’s corpse uncovered on a construction site; a gunman shoots up the premises of the local gangland boss – all of them projects run by beleaguered builder Mark Poynter. Can he fix it?

Things seem to be on the up for builder, Mark Poynter. Mark’s got himself a nice little earner taking care of the sizeable property portfolio built up from the career earnings of former Premier League bad-boy and local celebrity, Danny Kidd. But when Danny Kidd puts an interested party’s nose out of joint by using his star status to gazump them on a development site – the derelict Admiral Guthrie pub – things turn ugly and incendiary, leaving Mark to deal with the consequences. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Paperback

Sins of the Father by [Mia Counts Lynch]

From debut author Mia Counts Lynch comes a lighthearted historical romance with a dash of mystery.

Andrea is thrust into Spanish society when her mother dies and her father asks her to leave Mexico and come live with him in Spain. Out of her depth, this former shopgirl is more used to selling hats to ladies than drinking coffee with them in the parlor!

Luckily, the dashing Marqués Gabriel de Silva is there to smooth her path. But he has his own agenda. King Felipe of Spain has tasked him with investigating a lost treasure, and Andrea’s father is at the top of his suspect list.

When the unthinkable happens, Andrea and Gabriel must work together to discover what truly happened before a future together unravels. Will Andrea stay in Spain with Gabriel or return to Mexico alone? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback


For fans of romantic comedy mysteries, “Veronica Mars meets Stephanie Plum” in the seventh book in The Wall Street Journal bestselling Maizie Albright Star Detective series.

“A mixture of adventure, mystery, and romcom. So like Hollywood, you’ll never figure out what is real and what is make-believe until you reach the end.” – Laura’s Interests

#DisguisedDetectiving Maizie Albright might have once played a (teenage) private investigator on TV, but she’s now living the (adult) part. Her (mother’s) name is on her business cards. Her (boss’s) appointment book is brimming with new clients. And her bank account has grown large enough to finally trade in her dirt bike for an actual new (pre-owned) vehicle.

And then there’s Wyatt Nash. Love of her life. Future father of her…


And then there’s Wyatt Nash. Future partner in her business. Not now. Later. Right now, they’re waiting for Maizie to get her PI license and for Nash to get out of the red so they can get on with…

Just what, Maizie isn’t so sure. But she is sure about one thing. She’s ready to take on her own cases. To prove she’s more than just a (washed-up actress) assistant private eye.

When Maizie finds her costume designer friend killed during a masquerade gala, it’s the opportunity Maizie hoped she’d never get. An investigation into an old friend’s murder. But one that’s also put her new friend in jeopardy.

While the police begin their inquiries, Maizie starts her own case. She’s needling Black Pine’s wealthy do-gooders, threading through lies, stitching together clues, and ripping out false leads. Her investigation may cost Maizie her job, her relationships, and her life. But by unspooling the truth, Maizie’s darned if they stop her from catching a killer who’s sew evil, it’s shear madness. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback

Magic Julep (The Magic & Mixology Mystery Series Book 7) by [Gina LaManna]

When Lily Locke receives a royal decree summoning her to the Kingdom of Crystalvia, she can hardly turn down the request. However, the invitation doesn’t come without a catch. When the queen begs Lily to crack a curse that has held their village captive for three years, Lily promises to do everything she can to free them. If she doesn’t, the kingdom will eventually languish… and disappear forever.

However, as Lily digs deeper into the mystery behind the endless winter, she finds the truth is a lot more than she bargained for. And when her father becomes involved, the situation turns more dangerous than ever. Still, only one thing is for certain: If Lily can’t fix the curse before the clock runs out, someone will die… and her name is up next. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

The Wherryman: A chilling Norfolk Broads crime thriller (British Detective Tanner Murder Mystery Series Book 6) by [David Blake]

Four missing children, three murdered men, and the helm of a boat with a blood-red sail, hiding a secret only he can tell.

Returning to the Broads after nearly two years at sea, John Tanner moors up next to a boat to find the body of a man whose five-year-old daughter is nowhere to be seen.

As a torrent of unwanted memories begins flooding through his mind, an attractive Broads Ranger arrives at the scene with a disturbing tale; one of children being taken by a ghostly figure, standing at the helm of an old wooden boat.

Set within the mysterious beauty of the Norfolk Broads, this fast-paced British detective series is a dark cozy murder mystery with a slice of humour and a touch of romance which will have you guessing until the very end, when the last shocking twist is finally revealed.

The Wherryman is a totally addictive gripping crime thriller, the sixth in a chilling series of serial killer books, ones which will rapidly convert followers of L J Ross, Faith Martin, Joy Ellis, Damien Boyd and J M Dalgliesh into David Blake devotees. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Freaky Mage (A Mystic Caravan Mystery Book 11) by [Amanda M. Lee]

The members Mystic Caravan have Georgia on their minds as they land in Savannah … and immediately find trouble.
In a city full of ghosts, Poet Parker expects a few magical things to happen, but when an evil cult sacrifices a young woman on the beach next to their camp, things take a turn nobody was expecting. Thankfully, she’s not alone for this fight.
Zoe Lake-Winters is considered the most powerful mage in existence. She’s brash, full of herself, and ready for a brawl. When she and her husband bring their daughter to the circus, Poet is immediately intrigued. She can feel the power rippling off Zoe, and it’s the sort of power that can force a reckoning.
The cult has magic, but it’s not enough to frighten Poet. It’s what they’re protecting that has everybody in a tizzy. It seems there’s a door to another plane, and the enemy trying to cross over to a world they were driven from is significant.
With Zoe and her mouthy daughter Sami on the prowl, Mystic Caravan is in a tumultuous state. On top of her normal worries, Poet also has to contend with her boyfriend Kade Denton, who is delighted to have another mage to learn from even as he struggles to trust his new abilities.
Magic is might, and there’s magic bubbling at every corner of Mystic Caravan. That’s a good thing because for the final fight they’re going to need every ounce of it they can muster.
Worlds are about to collide, and nobody will ever be the same again. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Audiobook

Murder in the Belltower: An utterly gripping historical cozy mystery (A Miss Underhay Mystery Book 5) by [Helena Dixon]

Kitty Underhay’s hymn book is open… at murder.

Winter, 1933. Kitty Underhay is enjoying a restorative break from sleuthing on a visit to her family at Enderley Hall. The only thing marring her peace – aside from the uncomfortable sensation she has of being watched – is the obvious history between her beau, ex-army captain Matthew Bryant and another guest, the beautiful Juliet Vanderstafen. So, when the parish clerk is found dead on her front doorstep, Kitty leaps at the chance of distraction.

The police are happy to conclude that Miss Plenderleith met her unfortunate end on a patch of ice, but Kitty isn’t convinced this was a case of bad weather and worse luck. And when the Reverend Crabtree fails to show for tea the next day, she heads to the church to speak to him. But she arrives to find the clergyman hanging from the bell rope, dead.

With Matt seemingly wrapped up with his alluring Austrian, Kitty must solve the case on her own. But as she snoops into parish affairs, she makes some less-than-saintly discoveries. Just who has broken the sixth commandment? Meanwhile the killer is preparing a churchyard grave for Kitty, and she’ll have to use all her wits to avoid falling in…

An addictive, absorbing and completely unputdownable Golden Age cozy murder mystery, perfect for fans of Agatha Christie, T E Kinsey and Lee Strauss.

Readers love Murder in the Belltower:

Unputdownable… wonderful… a totally engrossing story… I found myself reading the book through dinner and staying up way too late to finish the story.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Devious plot twists and red herrings combined with exceptional characters make this a must read. Loved it!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Delightful… fast-paced and enjoyable. I loved the characters and the storyline. Lots of twists and turns and a few red herrings. Loved it.’ My Fiction Book Review5 stars

‘An absolute joy to read.’ The Book Jotter5 stars

Absolutely wonderful book… a charming cozy mystery with delightful twists and turns and kept me guessing throughout.’ Blue Pink Books (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Audiobook

Medicine, Murder, and Small Town Scandal: A Katy Cross Cozy Mystery by [K.C. Hart]

When the meanest man in Skeeterville drops dead at his mailbox, no one suspects foul play until Katy Cross stumbles across a skeleton from his past… literally.

Trying to be a good neighbor lands Katy in the middle of a twenty-year secret crime spree, ran by one-man-mafia, Jack Redd. Jack spent his life using the dirt he had acquired on everyone to extort whatever suited his fancy-from money to favors.

Katy is determined to stay out of the investigation-her hands are full planning her daughter’s Valentine’s Day season bridal shower. But when her future son-in-law’s mother becomes the main suspect, Katy has no choice but to get involved.

As some of Skeeterville’s deepest secrets come to light, it becomes obvious that no one will be crying at Jack Redd’s funeral. Can Katy clear the name of an innocent woman by solving the murder of the man everyone wanted dead?

A better question might be, is anyone in Skeeterville as innocent as they seem?

This humorous cozy mystery has no graphic gore, foul language, or sexual content. It is great for readers who enjoy southern charm and a Christian worldview. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

A Crafty Killing (Firefly Junction Cozy Mystery Book 10) by [London Lovett]

Sunni Taylor is looking forward to an easy and sweetheart filled month of February. After a few blissful months as lead reporter for the Junction Times, an unexpected shake-up at the newspaper leaves her reeling and frustrated. She finds herself once again having to cover mundane stories, like the Firefly Junction Craft Fair. She’s not looking forward to endless paragraphs about quilts, pottery and crocheted potholders, but she needs the money to help reach her true goal of opening the Cider Ridge Inn for guests.

When one of the crafters is murdered, the craft fair takes a dark turn. Sunni finds herself in the middle of an investigation. It doesn’t take long for Sunni to realize that there’s more to the town’s artists than clay, yarn and silk flowers.

Book 10 of the Firefly Junction Cozy Mystery series.

More in the series:
1. Death in the Park
2. Killer Bridal Party
3. Murder at the Inn
4. A Humbug Holiday
5. Calamity at the Carnival
6. Double Trouble
7. Havoc at Wildwood Manor
8. Fatal Feud
9. Trick or Trouble
10. A Crafty Killing
11. TBA (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Bikinis and Murder (Barefoot Sleuth Mysteries ~ Book 4) by [H.Y. Hanna]

Ellie’s vacation in Florida is coming to an end but there’s barely time to savor her last days on the beautiful Gulf Coast. When death strikes a bikini contest at her luxury beach resort, Ellie must use all her sleuthing skills to find the killer. Helped by Hemingway the parrot and Mojito the resort cat—not to mention her eccentric Aunt Olive—Ellie is soon busy combing the beach for clues. And she finds that this case could be her toughest yet: there are jealous rivals with murder in their hearts, sinister spa treatments with deadly effects, and powerful men who will stop at nothing to silence others.
But the mystery isn’t the only thing on Ellie’s mind. With her time in the Sunshine State coming to an end, will she decide to return to her old life in London? And what about her “vacation fling” with handsome resort doctor Blake Thornton—does she dare follow her heart and allow the budding romance to grow into something more?

Join barefoot sleuth Ellie on her final adventure as she finds that a vacation in Florida can be deadlier than she ever imagined…

GENRE: beach mystery, cat cozy mystery series, culinary cozy mysteries, women sleuth, amateur sleuth, humorous cozy mysteries


Flip-Flops and Murder (Book 1)
Seashells and Murder (Book 2)
Cocktails and Murder (Book 3)
Bikinis and Murder (Book 4) (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Fruit Basket Upset: A Taylor Quinn Quilt Shop Mystery--Free Quilt Block pattern included! by [Tess Rothery]

She’s ready to reap the rewards of her hard work, but this harvest is a killer. 

Though she’s still healing from serious injuries, Taylor Quinn’s heart is ripe with happiness. Business at Flour Sax Quilt Shop has blossomed in the early spring sun, and with it hope for the future of Comfort, Oregon. But the promise of the season is poisoned when she discovers a dead body.

Murder at the family strawberry farm uncovers a scandal she’d do anything to bury. But when her messy romantic life sullies both her investigation and her alibi, she’s going to have to dig deep to catch the killer.

Can Taylor pick the rotten fruit from this crop of suspects before she gets bagged for the crime?

Fruit Basket Upset is the sixth cozy in the heart-felt Taylor Quinn Quilt Shop Mystery Series. If you like witty dialogue, charming settings, and stitching together the truth, then you’ll love Tess Rothery’s page-turning whodunit.

Buy Fruit Basket Upset to taste sweet justice today! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

A Sampling of Murder: Cupcake Truck Mysteries by [Emily James]

The location looks like the perfect spot for their new bakery…right up until their landlord is shot dead in their kitchen.

Cupcake truck owner Isabel Addington and her business partner, Claire, have finally found a storefront they can afford for How Sweet It Is. But when the landlord who gave them the great deal is murdered and vandals target their store, it begins to look like they might not even be able to open their doors.

And the bitter icing on the cake is that Isabel has to divide her time between their bakery and preparing to testify at the trial for one of the murders she helped solve. A trial where her abusive ex knows she’ll be, and where vocal opponents are already calling into question her character all over social media.

If Isabel wants to hold on to her dream of opening a bakery—not to mention hold on to her life—she’ll have to dive back into investigating yet another crime. But as she starts unraveling secrets, she quickly realizes that nothing is as it seems.

A Sampling of Murder is the fourth book in Emily James’ Cupcake Truck Mysteries.

Cupcake recipe included!

This book is a “clean” read and contains no swearing, gore, or steamy bedroom scenes. While the series is best enjoyed in order, each book is a complete mystery on its own. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Review of Aloe and Goodbye

Aloe and Goodbye

Ruby Shaw Mysteries, Book #1

Janice Peacock

5 Stars


After being placed in witness protection, Ruby Shaw and her daughter move to the former ghost town of Paradise, Arizona, which is nothing like its name implies. The US marshal handling their case has this advice: Fly under the radar—but that’s difficult to do after their neighbor is murdered.


New Yorker Ruby Shaw arrives in a hillside town in Arizona with a brand-new name, a duffel bag on her shoulder, and her daughter, Allie, at her side. Before arriving, Ruby witnesses a murder that lands her in the witness protection program. That decision means she’s gone from being a successful artist to being a nobody in a postage-stamp-sized town called Paradise—a name that doesn’t fit the former ghost town. Even though their new digs are a little shabby, and there may be ghosts haunting the town, they are optimistic about their new lives, that is, until a neighbor turns up dead.

Having just arrived in town, living next door to the victim, and without an alibi, the community members are suspicious of Ruby. A local deputy befriends her, but the deputy still points to her as the culprit each time they find a new clue. If matters weren’t bad enough, Allie is having trouble fitting in at her new school, and Ruby can’t seem to hold down a job.

As they settle in, they meet the quirky inhabitants of Paradise: Bette—the chatterbox café owner, Flora—Allie’s eccentric babysitter, and Derek—who runs local history tours, which he jazzes up with ghost stories of questionable veracity.

Ruby’s life improves when she meets a handsome cook at the local café who is passionate about succulents and cacti, and may feel equally passionate about her. Even though Ruby and Allie want to stay in Paradise, a US marshal has other ideas, as he threatens to move them to a new town after Ruby gets mixed up in the murder investigation. Ruby must find the killer before she and Allie lose their new home or even worse—their lives. (Goodreads)


Aloe and Goodbye is the first book in the Ruby Shaw Mystery series and it is a good beginning.  The characters are engaging and the storyline is unique.

Ruby has a lot on her plate, the least of all keeping her and her daughter alive.  She has witnessed a murder and has been placed in witness protection.  And to make matters worse, shortly after arriving at their new home, a neighbor is found dead and since she is new to the neighborhood, she is considered a suspect.  Just one more thing for Ruby to have to deal with.

The characters are well rounded and well developed.  Ruby meets some of the neighbors and, unfortunately, some of the law enforcement personnel too.   She has a lot of interactions with US Marshal Victor Wilson, who is her lifeline on the witness protection program.  It will be fun to see how important he is in future books.

The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and these descriptions pulled me into the story from the very beginning.  The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read.  The mystery was well plotted and it was not easily solved.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery.  I cannot wait to read the next one.

Aloe and Goodbye: A Southwestern Small Town Cozy Mystery (Ruby Shaw Mysteries Book 1) by [Janice Peacock]

Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours–Aloe and Goodbye

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Aloe and Goodbye: A Southwestern Small Town Cozy Mystery (Ruby Shaw Mysteries)
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Publisher: Vetrai Press (December 7, 2020)
Paperback: 228 pages
ISBN-10 : 099848198X
ISBN-13: 978-0998481982
Digital ASIN: B08MTP6WYY

Purchase Link – Amazon 

I’m so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for author Janice Peacock and her new book Aloe and Goodbye. It is the first book in her A Southwesten Small Town Mystery Series, Ruby Shaw Mysteries.

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New Yorker Ruby Shaw arrives in a hillside town in Arizona with a brand-new name, a duffel bag on her shoulder, and her daughter, Allie, at her side. Before arriving, Ruby witnesses a murder that lands her in the witness protection program. That decision means she’s gone from being a successful artist to being a nobody in a postage-stamp-sized town called Paradise—a name that doesn’t fit the former ghost town. Even though their new digs are a little shabby, and there may be ghosts haunting the town, they are optimistic about their new lives, that is, until a neighbor turns up dead.

Having just arrived in town, living next door to the victim, and without an alibi, the community members are suspicious of Ruby. A local deputy befriends her, but the deputy still points to her as the culprit each time they find a new clue. If matters weren’t bad enough, Allie is having trouble fitting in at her new school, and Ruby can’t seem to hold down a job.

As they settle in, they meet the quirky inhabitants of Paradise: Bette—the chatterbox café owner, Flora—Allie’s eccentric babysitter, and Derek—who runs local history tours, which he jazzes up with ghost stories of questionable veracity.

Ruby’s life improves when she meets a handsome cook at the local café who is passionate about succulents and cacti, and may feel equally passionate about her. Even though Ruby and Allie want to stay in Paradise, a US marshal has other ideas, as he threatens to move them to a new town after Ruby gets mixed up in the murder investigation. Ruby must find the killer before she and Allie lose their new home or even worse—their lives.

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Janice Peacock is a cozy mystery author who specializes in craft and hobby mysteries. She loves to write about artists who find new ways to live their lives and perhaps catch a criminal or two in the process. While working in a glass studio with several colorful and quirky artists, she was inspired to write the Glass Bead Mystery Series. The Ruby Shaw Mysteries, which are set in a small hillside mining town, were inspired by her trips to Jerome, Arizona, and Jacksonville, Oregon.

When Janice isn’t writing about amateur detectives, she wields a 2,500-degree torch to melt glass and create one-of-kind beads and jewelry. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and an undisclosed number of cats. Visit Janice online at

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Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours–Mystery Bones Murders

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Mystery Bones Murders (Frankie Shep Suspense Novellas)
Mystery – Thriller
1st in Series
Independently Published (November 30, 2020)
Print length: 131 pages

Purchase Links – Amazon 

I’m so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for author Karen Randau and her new book Mystery Bones Murders. It is the first book in her Frankie Shep Suspense Mystery Series.

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Mystery Bones Murders:
A gripping story of love, deceit, and redemption
(Frankie Shep Suspense Novellas) by Karen Randau

The pace of the story is perfect, with just enough suspense from page to page that you don’t want to put the book down. I liked that Frankie searched for clues but was smart enough to call in the police when things were out of her depth.
~Storeybook Reviews

Although the fast-paced tale does feature an abundance of corpses, it’s (thankfully) not the stuff that nightmares are made of – making for a short, lightweight thriller with many a twist along the way.
~Cassidy’s Bookshelves

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Frankie Shep is still mourning the deaths of her husband and young son when she finds a bone in the far corner of her Wyoming cattle ranch.

Excited to think she may have discovered an ancient Native American village, she takes the bone to a lifelong friend who is now a forensic anthropologist on contract with her county.

After a cursory inspection, he turns a blood-chilling stare at Frankie. The bone isn’t ancient. Worse, the victim could be the remains of Frankie’s mother. She disappeared from her own bed more than a decade ago.

And now her retired father is missing.

As Frankie digs deeper, she discovers the terrifying truth that a serial killer is using her land to bury his victims, all members of her family and inner circle.

And now he’s watching her.

Mystery Bones Murders is a story of love, heart-wrenching deception, and finding redemption.

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Karen Randau authors fast-paced stories with intricate plots, lots of action, and a dash of romance told from the point of view of a female amateur sleuth. Mystery Bones Murders is her sixth book and the first book in a new series of novellas. She lives in the mountains of Arizona with her multi-generational family.

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New Releases For The Week Of January 24th. 2021–Part 4

Cold as Ice: A Mika Chalmers Hockey Mystery (The Mika Chalmers Hockey Mystery Series Book 5) by [Heather C. Myers]

After everything that happened over the holidays, private investigator Mika Chalmers needs some space – and she gets it in the form of a reunion of sorts.

The NHL Irvine Buccaneers have been around since 1989 and their 32 year anniversary is coming up. Every year, Mika gets an invitation to attend the intimate reunion of the alumni due to being the current coach’s daughter but rejects it because high heels and small talk are things she would rather avoid.

This time, however, she decides to accept. What else does she have to do for New Year’s? It’s definitely not moping over a frustrating, arrogant, jerk of a detective.

What Mika doesn’t expect is a murder to take place or for said jerk of a detective Alex Beech to be there, assigned to security detail after the Chief of Police discovered he had contact with his father. Despite the tension between the two, they’re forced to team up to solve it.

Granted, Jack Davenport is a womanizing sleaze with a peanut allergy and an ex-wife who’s going for the jugular. But that doesn’t mean he deserves to be killed – especially not during a meet-and-greet with eleven other people in the room.

But when a second murder occurs, Mika realizes that this isn’t a game with targets. This is a death match, and if she doesn’t figure out who’s pulling the strings, it won’t be long before someone else is next.

With the heated chemistry of Castle and the unpredictable twists and turns of Bones, hockey fans are devouring this new romantic mystery series by a USA Today Best Selling Author. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Murder on the Fly (Trapper Lakes Book 2) by [Aliyah Burke]

A dead tourist, fighting amongst the locals, and more secrets revealed.

Tourist season has gotten underway and there’s no shortage of visitors to the typically quiet town. Trying to understand her new “normal” life, that plan is thrown off the rails when Jynx discovers a dead body in the eating area near the vendors. During the investigation, threats, attacks, and more Jynx tries to navigate it all even as her father has a setback. As usual, she finds herself in the middle of this even when she tried not to be and her fledgling relationship with Deputy Thayer may be finished even before it can be cast. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

The Rebel's Runes: A Marley the Witch Mystery (Marley the Witch Cozy Mystery Book 5) by [Amorette Anderson]

A rebel with attitude. A famous sci-fi writer. Magicals and non-magicals at the same weekend workshop. Eek!

Marley has had it up to here

with guests causing trouble at her magical retreat center.

She’s tightened up security,

yet still — trouble finds a way in!

At Raven the Rebel’s rune-making workshop,

one participant is found dead —

and she had a secret up her sleeve.

What was the secret? And who killed her?

There’s a very famous sci-fi writer in town

who demands answers. His writing career is on the line…

Marley the amateur witch takes the case!

This is the fifth book in the Marley the Witch Mystery series. A light, clean, heart-warming witch cozy with a leading female sleuth. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Case of the Highland House Haunting (Corgi Case Files Book 7) by [Jeffrey Poole]

“WOW! I say this first because that is the first word I think of after reading his book! I felt like I was running all over the place in this book! I loved it.” – M. Ellis, 5 stars, Amazon

When Jillian Cooper purchases one of Pomme Valley’s historic properties, Highland House, little does she know a violent murder happened there over 70 years ago. Rumor has it that Dame Highland’s ghost walks the halls, guarding her long-hidden treasure. Jillian wants to move forward with her plans to turn the historical house into a bed and breakfast. However, when an “accident” claims the life of a contractor, it becomes apparent that someone doesn’t want people snooping around the house.

Enter Zack Anderson and his indomitable corgis, Sherlock and Watson. Can the canine crime fighters, along with their pack of humans, prove the ghost is a fake and put a stop to the shenanigans before another tragedy happens?

Readers are loving this cozy mystery series with its two indomitable dog sleuths. Zack and the corgis, Sherlock and Watson, are at it again in this delightful series that pulls you right in.

Praise for Jeffrey Poole and the Corgi Case Files:
“I can’t wait for the next book. I love mysteries and animals, so these books are perfect reading for me. Sherlock is a small furry Jessica Fletcher.” – H. Dudley, 5 stars online review

“A great introduction to the characters in the Corgi Case Files mystery series. Sherlock is brilliant!” J.D. – 5 stars on Amazon (on Case of the One-Eyed Tiger)

“The best thing–this guy loves the corgis, as I do, and he describes their behavior very well. Looking forward to future stories.” – 5 stars, Amazon

“An intriguing story with a wonderful cast of characters. The plot was excellent and filled with twists and turns it kept my interest to the very end!” – 5 stars on Amazon

“I absolutely love this series. If you like a good story, great characters and seriously smart and lovable canines, you’ll love this book. Start with the first book and work your way through the Corgi Case Files. They just keep getting better.” – K. Underwood, 5 stars online review (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback. Audiobook

Don't Taco 'Bout Murder (Mexican Mysteries Cozy Mystery Book 1) by [Mona Marple]

Don’t Taco ‘Bout Murder!

Emily Monk and Uncle Cornelius are off to Mexico, but this is no package holiday!

It’s the Day of the Dead festival, and Emily and Uncle C are joining the crowds at Janitzio Island, where the locals are honouring the dead with sugar skulls, marigolds and personalised altars.

But the pair can’t get too comfortable with the celebrations, as they befriend a local woman accused of having killed her husband. They believe that Maria is innocent, but when another person dies in the exact same way, clearing her name becomes a lot harder. 

Can the unlikely sleuths find the real killer?

This is the first book in an exciting new cozy mystery series by popular author Mona Marple. This is a clean read with no bad language, on-page violence or sex.  (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Welcome to Oxford’s Magic Kitten Shelter for Familiars!

A Familiar Murder: A Paranormal Cozy Mystery (Oxford Magic Kitten Mysteries Book 1) by [Rosemary A Johns]

My name’s Astra. I’m single, love familiars, and am also a witch whose demon cat has more magical ability in his paw, than I have in my entire body. When I inherit my great-aunt’s ramshackle mansion in the sleepy village, Witch Hollow, which nestles in Oxford’s shadow, I seize the chance to break free from my family. Even if Witch Hollow is the most paranormal village in England…

Now, along with my black kitten, Satan (angel on the outside, devil on the inside), I’ll show everyone that a new witch is in town.

Yet the opening event of my new business to rehome abandoned familiars ends with a witch’s death. When the hot Earl Sin, a dragon shifter and my elite neighbour, turns out to be the supernatural Sheriff of Oxford, how can I prove that I’m innocent and also save my familiars?

One-Click now and decide which familiar you’ll adopt today!

A Familiar Murder is Book One in the Oxford Magic Kitten Mysteries cozy mystery series. Start reading to escape into magic, mystery, and laugh-out loud fun! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Retrieving the Clue (Dog Detective - The Beagle Mysteries Book 5) by [Agatha Parker, Rosie Sams]

A murderer has struck in Blairstown. This time the case hits close to home for P.I. Hannah and her Beagle Detective Mazie.
FREE with Kindle Unlimited.

P.I. Hannah Barry and her beagle Mazie are excited when her cousin and Mazie’s former handler Niles comes to town for a visit. Unfortunately, their reunion is cut short when Niles announces his engagement.

Hannah is deeply suspicious of Niles’s fiancée after discovering they’ve only known each other a month. For the sake of her cousin, she agrees to give the woman a chance but barely gets the opportunity when she stumbles upon a dead body and Niles is under suspicion.

Hannah and Mazie must find the killer before her cousin is convicted of a crime he didn’t commit.

Is it possible Hannah and her trusty beagle have bitten off more than they can chew? Find out who survives in Retrieving the Clue, a sweet and fun cozy mystery with the cutest Beagle to ever sniff out a killer. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Something Charming This Way Comes: A Paranormal Women's Fiction Novel (Midlife Wishes Book 1) by [R.K. Dreaming]

A Paranormal Women’s Fiction murder mystery for those who believe life can be magical at any age.

‘Happily Ever After’ isn’t working out as she planned

With her powers failing in middle-age, and tired of following the rules and getting nowhere, Oracle Sigourney Maltei returns to her hometown of Brimstone Bay seeking a do-over. Plagued with life-long ill health and now jobless too, she needs a miracle – and she might just know how to get one.

She has just enough juice left in her psychic-tank to stumble upon the answer to all of her prayers – a genie. Fresh new start – here she comes!

Except genies are never quite what they seem.

Hers is Charming by name, but tricky and quarrelsome by nature, and far too handsome for his own good. Worse, he insists that wishes won’t work, and the key to her happy future lies in her dark past.

Sigourney must solve the decades old mystery of her mother’s death and catch a notorious murderer, something sure to make her more enemies in this magical town.

But where there is danger, there are miracles in waiting.

Hurled into a whole new adventure, Sigourney feels more alive at forty-four than ever before. Goodbye rule-book – this time she’s doing things her own way.

Read it now and join Sigourney on the first enchanting cozy mystery adventure of her midlife!

Books In This Series:

Book 1 – Something Charming This Way Comes

Book 2 – Something Sinister This Way Comes

Book 3 – Something Enchanting This Way Comes (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Cottage on Gooseberry Bay Books 1 - 3 by [Kathi Daley]

USA Today Bestselling author Kathi Daley brings you a heartwarming mystery series about finding answers and fostering hope while building friendships and embracing the magic of life by the sea and small town holidays.

Ainsley Holloway had come to Gooseberry Bay to find answers about her past. She’d come to find an explanation for the dreams that haunted her after the death of the cop who’d both rescued and raised her. And she’d come to identify the family she couldn’t remember but knew in her heart she’d once belonged to.

Ainsley hoped that by finding these answers, she’d also find healing. She hoped that once she’d resurrected the memories buried deep in her mind, she’d find peace.

The Cottage at Gooseberry Bay is a series about, not only finding answers, but finding hope.
It’s a series about family and friendship.
It’s a series about shared holidays, festivals, and celebrations.
It’s a series about shared heartbreak and hardship.
And it’s a series about the bond that can be forged amongst strangers when tragedy binds two or more individuals with a common goal.

In book 1 in the series, Ainsley arrives in Gooseberry Bay only to find there will be no easy answers as she’d so naively hoped. Unwilling to leave before she gets what she came for, she rents a cottage on the sea where she and her dogs, Kai and Kallie, can settle in and wait. Her first night in town she meets a young woman who is later found dead. The local sheriff has labeled the death of this young woman a suicide based on a text message she’d sent before she died. But Ainsley, who’d spoken to the victim only hours before the text was sent, isn’t quite as sure of the easy answer the sheriff would like everyone to believe. An investigative journalist by trade and cops daughter by upbringing, Ainsley never had been the sort to walk away from unanswered questions, so with the help of new friends she meets along the way, she initiates a parallel investigation which seems to indicate the sheriff’s real motivation in trying to sell the suicide angle to the community is to protect the interests of a very rich and very powerful man.

In book 2 in the series, Ainsley finally meets Adam Winchester who agrees to help her find the answers she is looking for. Meanwhile, Ainsley joins forces with Parker, Jemma, and Josie as they search for the truth about what might have happened to the family who vanished five Thanksgivings ago.

In book 3 in the series, Ainsley decides to set aside her search for answers to her past and enjoy her first Gooseberry Christmas by volunteering along with the rest of the gang for the Christmas Festival on the boardwalk. Normally Ainsley didn’t bother much with Christmas and all its trappings but this year she is excited to join in as most of the locals are prone to do. Of course it does put a bit of a damper on the festivities when a body is found in the tree lot where the gang had offered to help out, but that doesn’t stop Ainsley from making the most of the season in spite of the crazy investigation she can’t help but get pulled into. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Audiobook

The Ancient Dead: An Amanda Doucette Mystery by [Barbara Fradkin]

Searching for an uncle missing for thirty years, Amanda Doucette traces unsettling connections to the recent discovery of human remains in the remote Alberta badlands. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook

Catalina, Crimes, and Coconut Pies (Sadie Silver Mystery #1) by [Kailin Gow]

It is a Purrfect Mix of Romance, Food, and Mystery.

Fashionable Celebrity Pastry Chef Sadie Silver loves mixing travel, food, romance, and crime solving wherever she goes or stays…along with the help of her intelligent cat Orchid and sensitive-smelling-nose dog Biscuit. handsome forensic scientist Palmer, and the mysterious gorgeous man who always places an order directly from her for a dozen red velvet cupcakes.

When Sadie takes a trip to Catalina Island, California to cater the wedding for her friend, tv star Luna Lacewell and her agent, Spencer Pike, she didn’t expect her friend Luna to become the prime suspect in a murder on the beautiful island getaway for Hollywood celebrities. She also didn’t expect to have the killer to come after her when she began snooping into the case to help solve the crime, unleashing the amateur sleuth in her. Using her knowledge of ingredients, deduction, location, and science with the help of her friends, this case may be as easy as baking coconut pies, or so she thought.

**Sadie Silver Mystery is an amateur sleuth cozy mystery appropriate for 13 and up. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Marvellous Mary Brown and the Mysterious Manhunt: Where are they? The hunt for a missing family (MARY BROWN MYSTERIES Book 2) by [Bernice  Bloom]

The long-awaited follow-up to Mysterious Invitation is finally here, and I promise you – it’s worth the wait!’

Mary Brown is thrilled to hear that there is to be a reunion of the Mysterious Invitation group.
They plan to gather in Llandrindod Wells – near the last known address for the Gower family – the only people not to turn up for the weird funeral a year previously. The Gower family never received the money that was left to them, and Mary is determined to put that right.
Mary is confident that they’ll be able to find the family. I mean – how hard can it be to find a farmer, his wife and son? She has an address for them in Llandrindod Wells, and she knows they lived there for a long time. Someone must know where they went next. It can’t be that hard to find them.
Armed with snacks and a ramshackle band of people, including her boyfriend Ted, her delightfully chaotic friend Juan and the Mysterious Invitation crew, she heads off on her mission.
There are twists and turns and moments of madness as the unlikely group traverse the country in a bubble-gum pink hairdressing van, determined to find the family.
The story moves between Mary’s searches in the present day, to the story of the Gower family through the decades since they left their farm in Gower.
It’s full of laughter, tears, sadness, joy and mystery. There’s an unwelcome guest in their midst, and there are lots of twists and turns, including rumours of an affair which tore apart the Gower family.
Mary tries everything to locate them, but will she manage to find the elusive family?

This is the second Mary Brown Mystery Book…the follow up book to Marvellous Mary Brown and the Mysterious Invitation. It can easily be read alone, but is best read after the first book. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

The Convent: a gripping psychological mystery by [Sarah Sheridan ]

Faced with darkness, could you find the light?

An innocent victim. A wicked crime. A killer on the loose.

Meet Sister Veronica Angelica, a secret crime fiction writer and lover of custard cream biscuits.

When she discovers a dead man in the grounds of the Catholic Youth Hostel, a building next door to her Convent, she can see he’s been brutally strangled.

What she doesn’t know, is that Jamie had a secret he’d been about to confess.

Being forbidden by the Cardinal to contact the police, the nuns at The Convent of the Christian Heart are instructed to contain news of the murder.

As Sister Veronica tries to uncover the truth, another murder takes place, plunging her deeper into the mystery.

But when her investigation raises more questions than answers, will Sister Veronica be able to solve the case without attracting the killer’s attention.

Sarah Sheridan’s The Convent is set to be one of 2021’s stand-out debuts. A compelling mystery which will keep you guessing right until the very end, it’s the perfect book for fans of Ann Cleeves’ Vera Stanhope series as well as for fans of authors like Faith Martin and J.R. Ellis. (Amazon)
Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback
Death in Highbury: An Emma Mystery by [Riana Everly]

A Jane Austen-inspired mystery, set in the world of Pride and Prejudice and Emma.

When political chaos in London forces Mary Bennet to take refuge in the picturesque town of Highbury, Surrey, she quickly finds herself safe among friends. Emma Woodhouse welcomes her as a guest at Hartfield, Jane Fairfax is delighted by her love of music, and Frank Churchill can’t stop flirting with her. But it is not long before Mary starts to suspect that beneath the charming surface, Highbury hides some dark secrets.

Alexander Lyons is sent to Surrey on an investigation, and at his friend Darcy’s request, heads to Highbury to make certain Mary is comfortable and safe. But no sooner does he arrive than one local man dies, and then another!

Soon Alexander and Mary are thrust into the middle of a baffling series of deaths. Are they accidents? Or is there a very clever murderer hiding in their midst? And can they put their personal differences aside in time to prevent yet another death in Highbury?

Praise for Death of a Clergyman (Miss Mary Investigates 1):
“A great start to the series … I’m looking forward to the next Miss Mary Investigates.” – Gumshoe Review
“This book was great I can’t wait to see what happens in the next one. I definitely recommend this book if you love Pride and Prejudice and a good murder mystery then pick this book up.” – A Novel Sentiment (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

New Releases For The Week Of January 24th, 2021–Part 3

Wedding Ghost: A Ghostly Mystery Series (Haunted Everly After Book 6) by [ReGina Welling, Erin Lynn]

When Everly Dupree is asked to be the maid of honor at her friend’s wedding, she only has one question:

Who invited the ghost? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

How to Fly a Pig (Witch Like a Boss Book 1) by [Willow Mason]

I didn’t expect my welcome home to include a mummified body!

After fleeing halfway down the country to get away from my boyfriend-turned-werewolf, I arrive back in my hometown of Briarton, ready to start anew. As a witch, albeit a weak example, it’s a pleasure to reconnect with my mother’s old coven. Unfortunately, the welcome home sours when we find a body in the woods behind my house.

With a newly appointed supreme keen to avoid the attention of the governing national coven, I volunteer to uncover the culprit behind the despicable crime. A decision made before my oversized familiar and a handsome paranormal investigator start to trample all over the crime scene.

As the case widens, and leads tangle, I must call on all the powers at my disposal to rid the coven of a threat worse than any sanction the national coven could apply. I mean, everything will probably work out okay… then again, pigs might fly. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Murder Off Broadway: A Pet Portraits Cozy Mystery by [Sandi Scott]

From USA Today & Wall Street Journal Best-selling Author Sandi Scott.

Feisty sexagenarian Georgie Kaye and her twin sister Aleta are all set to take a bite out of the Big Apple, New York City until murder investigation swallows them up.

Their sightseeing takes a back seat to sleuthing when a body turns up at an off-Broadway theater immediately after their backstage tour.  Rumors swirl that the theater is haunted and Georgie is keen to figure out whether the latest body has been caused by the ghost or an all too human hand.

Georgie is quickly in the middle of things, much to the dismay of one of New York City’s finest, Detective Romeo.  He is eager to show Georgie all that New York has to offer, even if he has to handcuff her first.

Jump into Murder Off Broadway and join the Kaye sisters as they take in the sights of New York and enjoy a play that is truly one of a kind. 

This is a humorous cozy mystery featuring a strong female protagonist with a lifetime of experiences, and a mystery that needs solving! It has no graphic violence, bad language or sex. It is part of the Pet Portraits Cozy Series but can be read as a standalone. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Murder at Midnight: A Witches of Keyhole Lake Cozy Mystery (Witches of Keyhole Lake Mysteries Book 13) by [Tegan  Maher]

Unicorns aren’t real. Are they? Only if you’ve been trapped in your own dream by a witch who wants you dead.

Witch Noelle Flynn is finally settling into a new routine. She’s engaged to the best guy on the planet, her shop is doing well, and she’s picked up a few hobbies. Even her smart alleck donkey’s been unusually optimistic. In fact, everything’s just peachy until a local realtor turns up dead behind Fancy’s, Noelle’s favorite dive bar.

As Noelle and Hunter track down clues, one of the barmaids looks guiltier by the minute. Though she swears she didn’t do it, the victim’s family is turning up the heat and the sheriff’s running out of time.

Just when she needs her brain if full working order, weird, fantasy-like dreams plague Noelle’s sleep and creep into her reality so that it’s hard to focus on anything. Fortunately for her, she has Raeann, Addy, and the rest of her extended crew to help keep her sane while she solves two mysteries – the one disrupting her town and the one threatening her life.

This is book 12 in the Witches of Keyhole Lake cozy mystery series. If you like heapin’ helpings of Southern sass, magic, and mystery, then you’re gonna love this book! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

A Devilish Charm (A Farmer's Market Witch Mystery Series Book 3) by [Constance Barker]

Would Someone Kill Over an Antique Toiletry Set? Only if It’s Magical

A murder occurs close to the Farmer’s Market when another vendor bites the dust. Ernest sold antiques and obtained his wares from estate sales. A few items in particular weren’t supposed to be a part of one sale and the daughter, Jill, wants those items back, but Ernest says he didn’t buy the toiletry set, but sales records say otherwise. She doesn’t believe him and the next thing you know he’s in the morgue.

Ernest’s wants a divorce from his spendy wife before she bankrupts him. Did she decide he’s worth more dead than alive?

And Tabitha, the dark witch is back. Could she have planned Ernest’s demise because she wanted the toiletry set, which is said to contain a magical element?

Find out when Elle and Gus must determine who the culprit is before another Abbot Rise resident becomes the next corpse. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Hearts & Haunts, Confessions of a Closet Medium, Book 3 by [Nyx Halliwell]

When a rival wedding planner is murdered with one of Ava’s bridal shoes at the Hearts Forever Fair, she’ll need everyone’s help—including an angry ghost with a tragic past—to help her prove her innocence and bring the culprit to justice.

The Hearts Forever Bridal Fair is the biggest wedding event in Georgia, making it the perfect time to unveil my new gown designs. It’s also my chance to take Aunt Willa’s business to the next level. The hotel hosting it may be haunted, but not even the spirits who require my assistance will keep me from achieving my goal.

A group of conspirators just might, though, especially after my biggest competitor ends up with a bridal shoe’s stiletto lodged in his throat. When our antagonistic past becomes a hot topic, and my fingerprints all over the murder weapon, I’ll need my guardian angel, cantankerous cat, and an eccentric ghostly detective, to help prove my innocence.
Grab this humorous mystery today!

★ Don’t want to miss out on a single ghostly adventure? Sign up for Nyx’s newsletter to stay in the know! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Pawtrayal: A Paranormal Cozy Mystery (The Spellwood Witches Book 5) by [Melanie Snow]

While she’s basking in love’s glow, an old enemy strikes. Can a clever witch solve a mystical mystery before the wicked win?

Sarah Spellwood has found the most adorable house and can’t wait to share it with her gorgeous boyfriend. Except it’s haunted by the ghostly victim of Witchland’s only unsolved murder, so move-in day can’t come until she cracks the thirty-year-old cold case. But no sooner does the supernatural sleuth pry open the past than her best witchy pal is snatched without a trace.

Certain her devious nemesis is behind the disappearance, Sarah and her chatty hound uncover clues that link both crimes. But with her bitter ex-husband in town and under the villain’s spell, she’ll need help from her new bear friends to avoid becoming ensnared by evil.

Can Sarah break the sinister enchantments and make sure everyone has a happily ever after?

Pawtrayal is the delightful fifth tale in The Spellwood Witches cozy mystery series. If you like wise familiars, heartthrob romances, and captivating whodunits, then you’ll love Melanie Snow’s paranormal brainteaser.

Buy Pawtrayal to come to the magical rescue today! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

East of Sunset - Book One: A Forever Hollywood Mystery (The Forever Hollywood Mystery Series 1) by [M.Z. Kelly]

Buckle up. The next best-selling series starts here!

Detective Jack Powell is on the trail of a killer known as The Iceman when his world collapses. After everything is lost, Jack wrestles with thoughts of suicide. But when a little girl comes into his life, Jack realizes he has to go on living. He’s assigned to LAPD’s new Serial and Violent Crimes (SVC) Unit and is partnered with FBI Agent Emma Peterson. Jack and Emma are assigned one of the most bizarre cases they’ve ever encountered when the stakes suddenly escalate. The Iceman is after him and Jack finds himself not just trying to stop a killing spree, he’s fighting to stay alive.

If you like Michael Connelly’s Harry Bosch, or James Patterson’s Alex Cross, the Forever Hollywood Series, is for you! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Faberge in the Frappuccino: Coffee House Clairvoyant: Book 2 by [Kelty Kells]

A girl’s best friend isn’t diamonds—it’s Faberge.

Very few people know about my talent for psycometry, and those who do tend not to take it seriously. After all, being able to touch an object and see its memories is pretty far-fetched, right?


Dead wrong, actually.

I’m still coming to terms with the fact that this talent helped me solve Brit Fuller’s murder. Unfortunately, she’s not the only one who’s been killed recently, and now, thanks to a glitzy Faberge egg in my frap, I might have the key to solving Mooring Cove’s latest crime. I just have to keep my cop ex-boyfriend off my tail long enough to do it and not end up dead myself along the way.

RIP me, huh?

My biggest question, though, is who’s putting things in my coffee and why? I mean, c’mon. Talk about a choking hazard.

Well, whoever it is, they’re messing with the wrong Karen. I’m gonna find out, and when I do, I’m not above throwing hands—and other things. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Opals in the Oolong: Coffee House Clairvoyant: Book 3 by [Kelty Kells]

Glitz, glam, bam, bam, bam. Opals have never been so deadly.

Okay, so maybe I’m psychic. Not the sort of psychic you’re thinking of, though. I can’t read fortunes or palms, and I have no idea what tarot cards are for. That’s because I’m not your run-of-the-mill psychic. I’m something else. I can touch objects and collect their history, and someone in Mooring Cove definitely knows my secret.

So far, they’ve spiked my coffee with an emerald necklace and a Faberge egg, and now they’ve done it again. This time, though, I’ve found raw opals in my tea.

Oh, yum.

Now it’s up to me to narrow down who’s been killed, what these opals have to do with the murder, and who in town knows about my talents. Sure, that might seem easy, but trust me, with my cop ex-boyfriend going through a divorce, things just got a whole lot more difficult.

Plus, I’m pretty sure he still thinks I’m involved in the murders.

Doesn’t matter. One way or another, I’m gonna solve this one, nail down whoever’s been spiking my drinks, and walk away from an explosion in slow-motion.

Okay, so probably not that last one, but a girl can dream, right? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

All Wands on Deck (Hallow Haven Witch Mysteries Book 1) by [Mara Webb]

Sadie Alden got on a plane with no intention of looking back. She sold up her cafes back home and took up an opportunity that looked too good to be true. A beach side café on a remote island where no one knows her name, doesn’t that sound like heaven? Well… things are never simple.

News of her arrival seemed to travel fast across the island of Hallow Haven, but the locals know things about Sadie that she hasn’t told anyone, things that even she doesn’t know.

She’s barely started a tour of the place before she is dragged into a cellar to dodge the incoming storm. Her new friend Kate insists that Sadie accompany her on a damage check around the island. First stop; the cemetery. It seems that there is one extra grave and it has been uncovered by the rain.

This is the beginning of a whole new chapter for Sadie, she is about to learn things about herself that have been hidden all her life. It turns out she has relatives out here, and they are all witches too.

Hallo Haven is a place filled with ancient feuds, magic and secrecy. Sadie was brought here by fate and only she can bring peace to the islands that surround her. Who can she turn to for help? The hot Sheriff that is trying to keep his distance, the local hiking expert that appears when Sadie is in danger, or the ghost in her kitchen? Life’s a beach.

All Wands on Deck is the first book in the Hallow Haven Witch Mysteries series. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Mermaids and Meringue: A Sugar Shack Witch Mystery (Sugar Shack Witch Mysteries Book 2) by [Danielle Garrett]

It’s a new year in Winterspell … and a new mystery.

I’ve always wanted to meet a mermaid, but when I finally get my chance on New Year’s Eve, the circumstances are far darker than I’d imagined. One of the mermaids isn’t what she appears to be, and if I don’t find a way to break the spell, she will never be herself again.

With strange magic in the air and a dangerous force lurking in the shadows, I have to find the truth and keep myself from being the next one to wind up caught in the sorcerer’s web. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Audiobook

A Killer Coffee Mystery Books 4 - 6 by [Tonya Kappes]

Cold Blooded Brew: Book 4
Meet Roxanne Bloom, ex-lawyer and who likes to be called Roxy by her close friends. She’s the owner and operator of The Bean Hive coffee shop in Honey Springs. Kentucky.

But when a dead body is dumped on her doorstep like a sack of coffee beans, the cozy coffee shop becomes an all-out crime scene and everyone in the small town is hankering for some good gossip.

Sheriff Spencer warns her to be careful because everyone is a suspect. Roxy’s snooping lawyer skills are on alert and she can’t help but brew up a few clues to help find the cold blooded killer.

Decaffeinated Scandal Book 5
Welcome to the Bean Hive Coffeehouse where the coffee is as hot as the gossip.

Maybe the killer drank decaffeinated.

Coffeehouse owner turned amateur sleuth Roxy Bloom is serving up all the fall coffees tourists love at the Neewollah Festival, where all the proceeds are going to save the Bee Farm from a major resort development.

When Camey Montgomery, owner of the Cocoon Inn-Honey Springs only Inn, is seen fighting with the development owner and he shows up dead in the Inn, she’s named the number one suspect.

Roxy must put her sleuthing kills to work not only to prove Camey didn’t kill anyone, but calm all the jittery citizens in Honey Springs by bringing the killer to justice.

A Killer Latte Book 6
Light, camera, lattes!

A film production crew is wrapping up a major movie filming in Honey Springs, Kentucky.
Everyone is excited. The production crew has brought the bright lights to the tourist town and The Bean Hive has been supplying the production crew with unlimited treats and coffee.

When film actress Daisy Lemon comes in for a taste of the Star Studded Latte being served at the Bean Hive, Roxy Bloom is excited to serve her one. It would be good for promotion for Roxy to get a photo of the famous actress drinking her creation, only Roxy is witness to Daisy’s kidnapping.

The Star Studded Latte is now know as the Kidnap Latte, bringing national attention to the Bean Hive, attention that’s not necessarily welcome.

With production on hold and Stephen Lemon, Daisy’s husband, as the number one suspect, Roxy puts back on her law hat to help Stephen not only clear his name, but find Daisy before Honey Springs is no longer known for the cute, southern, lake tourist town due to the sudden spotlight on the cozy town. (Amazon)

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The Unscheduled Murder Trip by [Elaine L. Orr]

Bodies turn up in the strangest places. Digger Browning’s house flooded, she lost her job, and her favorite uncle (and good friend) died. Then she found her reinvigorated uncle sitting on the kitchen table. It seems Uncle Benjamin’s spirit is free to roam his former home, the Ancestral Sanctuary, and go where Digger goes – unless she hides from him. Since she inherited the Ancestral Sanctuary, Digger sold her house in town. She started a graphic design and local business promotion firm with her friend Holly. Things are looking up, but then her life gets get way more complicated when she trips over a body when doing some design work at the abandoned former train depot. As she tries to piece things together, Digger begins to think the body she found is linked to a long-ago disappearance. Uncle Benjamin has a lot to say about all of itt, but will Digger listen to his warnings? (Amazon)

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Friends, Foes and Felonies (Sapphire Beach Cozy Mystery Series Book 9) by [Angela K. Ryan]

Friends, Foes and Felonies is Book Nine of the Sapphire Beach Cozy Mystery Series.

Sun-drenched Florida beaches. A Fair Trade jewelry shop owner. A mystery that will keep you guessing.

When Connie’s former boss and mentor, Sam O’Neil, visits Sapphire Beach, a murder turns a relaxing vacation into an exciting adventure. Meanwhile, Gertrude gives her family a run for their money.

If you enjoy cozy mysteries that keep you on the edge of your seat, loveable characters, and palm trees swaying in the breeze, you’ll love the Sapphire Beach Cozy Mystery Series.

Download Friends, Foes and Felonies and begin your getaway today! (Amazon)

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New Releases For The Week Of January 24th, 2021–Part 2

Crime of the Ancient Marinara (A Tuscan Cooking School Mystery Book 2) by [Stephanie Cole]

American chef Nell Valenti’s high hopes for a successful Tuscan farm-to-table cooking school are in danger of withering on the vine in this delectable cozy mystery.

Nell Valenti is settling into her role of transforming the Villa Orlandini into a superb farm-to-table cooking school, and the time has finally come for a full taste test run. But when Chef Orlandini prepares to reveal his top secret marinara recipe for the first time to a group of American gastro-tourists, Nell realizes she might have bitten off more than she can chew.

Nell begins to suspect that one of the tourists is actually a private detective sent to spy on her by her overprotective father, and the fussy foodies are noisy and disrespectful from the very start of the Marinara Mysteriosa workshop. Even worse, when one visitor appears to be poisoned by the famous marinara recipe, Nell will have to work fast to uncover a killer and keep a lid on bad press before her fresh start is spoiled for good. (Amazon)

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A Cat on the Case: A Witch Cats of Cambridge Mystery by [Clea Simon]

When a panicked stranger shows up at Charm and Cherish, Becca Colwin feels compelled to help. But when that stranger then disappears, leaving behind her heirloom violin the aspiring witch detective is drawn further into a web of deceit and intrigue complicated by a history that only Becca’s three magical cats truly understand. (Amazon)

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Squatter's Fight: A Lily Sprayberry Realtor Cozy Mystery Novella by [Carolyn  Ridder Aspenson ]

The real estate market is a tough business.

When Bramblett County Realtor Lily Sprayberry finds a listing agent bound and tied in a new home, she fears the person responsible is her client.

Lily isn’t one to let things lie, and since the cops don’t seem to be doing much, she does a little investigating herself.

What she finds is a web of lies and competition. Can Lily untangle the clues and find the villain, or will she become the next victim trapped in the web? (Amazon)

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The Fabergé Flute by [Maeve Maddox]

Amateur flutist and English teacher Sallie Dunbar needs to get away. Not only is her life in a rut, the events of a frustrating school day have also pushed her to the limits. She impulsively drains her meager savings to spend Thanksgiving week at a music convention in 1980s London.

Anticipating a relaxing trip filled with sightseeing and perhaps a romantic fling, Sallie unwittingly becomes a killer’s target. A fabulous jeweled flute reputed to possess healing powers has gone missing. And someone is willing to kill to get it back.

Can Sallie evade a killer’s clutches? Or will she end up as just another crime statistic? (Amazon)

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Spelling the Tea: The Vampire Tea Room Magical Mysteries by [Erin Johnson]

Welcome to the coziest, vampire-owned tea room in Bath! It’s steeped in magic and mystery.

You’re supposed to support your guy, right? Even if it means moving away from the watery source of your witchy magic and suffering through five years of writer’s block?

Minnie Wells thought so, until her soon-to-be-ex left her high and dry for another woman. Now, she’s back in Bath, with the magic of the town’s enchanted springs flowing through her veins, ready to explore her newbie witch powers and pen her novel. Bath inspired her favorite writer Jane Austen, after all. Why wouldn’t it work for her?

Only catch is, once the divorce is final, Minnie will be deported back to the US (and she’ll lose her powers all over again) unless she can convince the haughty (and handsome) vampire owner of a struggling tea room to hire her.

As if her cup didn’t already runneth over with trouble, an employee drops dead during her interview.

Now Minnie’s got to solve the murder to clear the cafe’s name, while figuring out a way to bring in more customers. With the help of her vampire roommate and black cat familiar, she’s hot on the killer’s trail. But when the murderer sets Minnie in their sights, she’ll have to tap into her own inner strength (and magic) to save herself, and bring the killer to justice.

Will Minnie solve the murder and save the vampire’s tea room? Or will she find herself in hot water with the killer?

Pull your armchair closer to the cozy crackling fire, sip your steaming tea, and find out now in Spelling the Tea!

If you like charming towns, a hilarious cast of lovable characters, and twisty mysteries, you’ll love Erin Johnson’s lighthearted whodunnit. Spelling the Tea is the first book in the Vampire Tea Room Magical Mysteries.

Grab your copy now, for ONLY 99¢! Or read for FREE with a Kindle Unlimited subscription!

Happy reading! (Amazon)

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

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

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

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

Want a chance to name a character in Inked Out? Details on soon! (Amazon)

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Murder in the Churchyard: A 1920s cozy mystery (A Tommy & Evelyn Christie Mystery Book 3) by [Catherine Coles]

Downton Abbey crossed with Murder, She Wrote…set in a Yorkshire village!

When the body of Isolde Newley’s long lost husband is found in the grounds of St Augustus churchyard, suspicion falls on Isolde and everyone close to her – especially her new love interest, the dashing Dr Mainwaring.

The mystery is exacerbated by the largest snowfall seen in North Yorkshire for years. No one can get in – or out – of the village.

It will take all of Tommy & Evelyn Christie’s sleuthing powers to clear their friends and find the murderer before the police arrive from York.

If you enjoy the glamour of bygone eras like 1920s Downton Abbey and gentle, cozy mysteries set in the English countryside then you will love this new series.

What readers are saying:

‘…a page turner’Goodreads reviewer

‘What I loved best were the reveals and plot twists’Goodreads reviewer

‘Unexpectedly amazing’, ‘A wonderful murder mystery’ & ‘A jolly good read’Amazon reviews (Amazon)

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Vengeance in Little Leaf Creek (A Little Leaf Creek Cozy Mystery Book 5) by [Cindy Bell]

Living in the country comes with a stubborn next-door neighbor, a mischievous dog, and a puzzling murder…

Cassie Alberta is settling into life in Little Leaf Creek. She has made some good friends, has a romantic interest and is moving on from the death of her husband. She loves living in the small town next to two naughty goats and a cheeky Collie mix. The Little Leaf Creek locals are excited to be hosting a hot air balloon festival. But everything comes crashing down when someone ends up dead.

Cassie partners with her aloof ex-cop next-door neighbor to try and find the killer. But have they bitten off more than they can chew? The list of suspects is sky high and they find themselves in turbulent territory.

Can Cassie catch the killer before they float away?

Recipe included: Orange Bundt cake

Vengeance in Little Leaf Creek is the fast-paced fifth book in the Little Leaf Creek Cozy Mystery Series. If you like unexpected twists and turns, lively personalities, lovable animals and a never-ending list of suspicious characters, then you’ll love Cindy Bell’s heartwarming whodunnit.

Buy Vengeance in Little Leaf Creek to start solving the murder today! (Amazon)

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Petal to the Metal (The Bloomin' Psychic Book 1) by [Annabel Chase]

Forty-two-year-old Mia Thorne is not living her best life. After a disastrous career-and-relationship-ending event, she escapes New York City and moves to a sleepy river town in Pennsylvania, courtesy of a dead aunt she never knew. Aunt Hazel was the reclusive family nut, a self-proclaimed psychic. Of course, Mia’s dad always told her that she, too, had the gift, but after his death, her mother made sure to squelch the notion. No square pegs allowed!

Aunt Hazel’s old cottage is only slightly better than the decrepit gardens surrounding it. Mia doesn’t know the first thing about gardening and expects this will be one more failure on her seemingly endless list. Even Aunt Hazel’s ancient cat seems to have pegged her as a loser.

When Mia stumbles over a body in the overgrown garden, the newcomer catches the eye of the police chief and his hotshot detective, Derek Fairfax, and she becomes the number one suspect in the case. Much to her shock and awe, she also catches the eye of Derek’s brother, Dane, a lawyer with a head for what’s legal and a bod for what isn’t—but getting arrested for murder would certainly put a damper on her dating life.

Will Mia tap into her long-buried psychic skills in order to save herself or will she end up digging her own grave?

Petal to the Metal is the first book in The Bloomin’ Psychic series.

Other series by Annabel Chase:
Spellbound Ever After
Starry Hollow Witches
Midlife Magic Cocktail Club
Pandora’s Pride
Demonspawn Academy
Spellslingers Academy of Magic
Divine Place (Amazon)

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This is book 4 in the Ella Daniels Paranormal Cozy Mystery series by USA TODAY Bestselling Author J. A. Whiting.
Ella Daniels, a professor of American history, comes from a family with many talents, and seeing ghosts is one of them.
While out walking on the state park trails, Ella, her sister, and her sister’s son visit the old prison camp that closed in the 1930s and they spot the ghost of a prisoner watching them from a field. Later, when Ella’s sister takes a photo of her son, they see the ghost of a woman standing behind the young boy in the picture, and soon they are drawn into a cold case.
With the help of her boyfriend, her brother, her sister, and a black cat named Raisin, will Ella be able to find the answers to the case before the killer decides to strike again?
This story has ghosts and mild paranormal elements. (Amazon)

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Mydworth Mysteries - The Wrong Man (A Cosy Historical Mystery Series Book 7) by [Matthew Costello, Neil Richards]

From the authors of the best-selling series CHERRINGHAM

When young Ben Carter is found murdered in an alleyway one snowy night in Mydworth, all the evidence points to his best pal, Oliver. And though Oliver swears he is innocent, judge and jury are quick to convict the young man. But at the eleventh hour, Harry and Kat become involved, and aren’t convinced. With just days left before Oliver is to hang for the crime, they investigate. With the clock ticking can they find the real culprit in time … to save a life?

Co-authors Neil Richards (based in the UK) and Matthew Costello (based in the US), have been writing together since the mid-90s, creating innovative content and working on major projects for the BBC, Disney Channel, Sony, ABC, Eidos, and Nintendo to name but a few. Their transatlantic collaboration has underpinned scores of TV drama scripts, computer games, radio shows, and the best-selling mystery series Cherringham. Their latest series project is called Mydworth Mysteries. (Amazon)

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Hollywood Z: A Hollywood Alphabet Series Thriller by [M.Z. Kelly]

The final book in the Hollywood Alphabet Series is here! LAPD Detective Kate Sexton has finally found her biological father and she’s ready to call it a career. But when she learns the husband and best friend of a famous actress have been murdered and the actress has gone missing, she agrees to take one final case. It’s up to Kate to find the killer and determine if the actress has met the same fate.
At the same time, Kate’s on the trail of the world’s most wanted terrorist, the man responsible for destroying her family and haunting her life. What follows is a deadly cat and mouse game where every ounce of skill and determination is in play. This is the final hand in a poker game where the death card has been dealt. It’s winner take all, kill or be killed. (Amazon)

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Raspberry Tart Terror : Cozy Mystery (MURDER IN THE MIX Book 30) by [Addison Moore]

A baker who sees the dead. One too many suitors.
And a killer. Living in Honey Hollow can be murder.

*A laugh out loud standalone cozy mystery by New York Times Bestseller Addison Moore* All books in the series can be read individually, so dive on in!.***Includes RECIPE***

My name is Lottie Lemon, and I see dead people. Okay, so I rarely see dead people, mostly I see furry creatures of the dearly departed variety, who have come back from the other side to warn me of their previous owner’s impending doom.

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and so is my baby. It’s time for my birthing classes to begin but something earth-shattering has happened to someone I love most and I can’t seem to focus on anything else—that is until something goes very wrong at the Love Your Selfie Soiree thrown by Cormack and Cressida and someone ends up dead. Now I have two things to keep me up at night, long before the baby ever arrives. Love is in the air and so is murder.

Lottie Lemon has a brand new bakery to tend to, a budding romance with perhaps one too many suitors, and she has the supernatural ability to see the dead—which are always harbingers for ominous things to come. Throw in a string of murders, and her insatiable thirst for justice, and you’ll have more chaos than you know what to do with.

Living in Honey Hollow can be murder.

From the NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling author, Addison Moore— Cosmopolitan Magazinecalls Addison’s books, “…easy, frothy fun!” (Amazon)

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Was It an Accident—or Vengeance?

When a fisherman spots a car in the river, it’s the most exciting news during a slow week in Stirling Mills, and newspaper editor Lexie Lincoln is there to cover it. The cops think it was an accident, but a ghost on the scene tells Lexie the drowned driver got what he deserved for cheating her out of her land. Lexie figures the ghost got vengeance.

There are just two problems: A ghost can’t be prosecuted for murder, and the person the ghost named isn’t one of the people found in the car. Still, Lexie thinks it’s worth digging into, and she discovers that someone has been taking advantage of elderly landowners.

She’d have thought the town would rally behind her investigation of a real estate scam, but she finds herself standing alone. Her suspect has an eerie hold over everyone he encounters. If she doesn’t find concrete proof that he committed a crime, she may get run out of town. That’s a real challenge when no one still alive will talk to her.

And then there’s still the case of the drowned driver and his passenger—was it an accident, or did the scheme lead to murder? (Amazon)

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You've Got Spells: A Paranormal Women's Fiction Mystery (Witching Hour Book 4) by [Christine Zane Thomas]

An owl with secrets…

Or so Constance thinks. She’s having trouble convincing anyone else otherwise.

When two bodies are found on the vineyard property, Constance and Dave make a startling discovery. The timeline of the two deaths is off… by a few decades.

The first died a whole lot more recently than the other. Dave unearths—literally—a cold case from decades past, which only brings more questions.

Is someone using necromancy to do their dirty work? And can Constance and her friends stop them before they become the targets?

It’s the holiday season in Creel Creek, Virginia. And it’s full of mystery, romance, and surprises.

You’ve Got Spells is the fourth installment in the Witching Hour series. Perfect for readers of Urban Fantasy, Cozy Mystery, and Paranormal Women’s Fiction. Get your copy today. (Amazon)

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Aged for Vengeance (A Tuscan Vineyard Cozy Mystery—Book 5) by [Fiona Grace]

“Very entertaining. I highly recommend this book to the permanent library of any reader that appreciates a very well written mystery, with some twists and an intelligent plot. You will not be disappointed. Excellent way to spend a cold weekend!”
–Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (regarding Murder in the Manor)

AGED FOR VENGEANCE (A TUSCAN VINEYARD COZY MYSTERY) is book #5 in a charming new cozy mystery series by #1 bestselling author Fiona Grace, author of Murder in the Manor (Book #1), a #1 Bestseller with over 100 five-star reviews—and a free download!

Olivia Glass, 34, turns her back on her life as a high-powered executive in Chicago and relocates to Tuscany, determined to start a new, simpler life—and to grow her own vineyard.

A high-end wine tour comes into town, led by a world-class museum. When they stop at the winery, it seems like the winery’s big break—but when one of the tour members ends up dead, it jeopardizes everything.

Can Olivia find the killer and save their reputation?

Hilarious, packed with travel, food, wine, twists and turns, romance and her newfound animal friend—and centering around a baffling small-town murder that Olivia must solve—the TUSCAN VINEYARD is an un-putdownable mystery series that will keep you laughing late into the night.

Book #6 in the series, AGED FOR ACRIMONY, is now also available! (Amazon)

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A missing girl, a quirky café, and an emerald necklace all have one thing in common, and it’s up to Karen Peters to find out what—or who—that is.

I came back to Mooring Cove to get away from the high-stakes lifestyle of the city and to get back to my roots. I even found a job working for one of the country’s leading book restoration experts, and things are going great!

At least they were until I found an emerald necklace in my coffee. Weird, huh? Well hang on, because it gets weirder.

See, most people don’t know it, but I can read an object’s history—its memories—by touching it, and boy oh boy does this necklace have a story to tell. Trouble is, that story is fractured and hard to get a handle on, and worse yet, I’m pretty sure the necklace has something to do with Brit Fuller’s disappearance.

It doesn’t help that my cop ex-boyfriend is beginning to suspect that I might have something to do with her going missing. He wants answers, and he wants them yesterday.

Between Brit Fuller vanishing, my ex’s suspicions, and someone spiking my drink with emeralds, I’m beginning to question my move back home—and how safe Mooring Cove really is. (Amazon)

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Emeralds in the Espresso: Coffee House Clairvoyant: Book 1 by [Kelty Kells]

A missing girl, a quirky café, and an emerald necklace all have one thing in common, and it’s up to Karen Peters to find out what—or who—that is.

I came back to Mooring Cove to get away from the high-stakes lifestyle of the city and to get back to my roots. I even found a job working for one of the country’s leading book restoration experts, and things are going great!

At least they were until I found an emerald necklace in my coffee. Weird, huh? Well hang on, because it gets weirder.

See, most people don’t know it, but I can read an object’s history—its memories—by touching it, and boy oh boy does this necklace have a story to tell. Trouble is, that story is fractured and hard to get a handle on, and worse yet, I’m pretty sure the necklace has something to do with Brit Fuller’s disappearance.

It doesn’t help that my cop ex-boyfriend is beginning to suspect that I might have something to do with her going missing. He wants answers, and he wants them yesterday.

Between Brit Fuller vanishing, my ex’s suspicions, and someone spiking my drink with emeralds, I’m beginning to question my move back home—and how safe Mooring Cove really is. (Amazon)

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New Releases For The Week Of January 24th, 2021–Part 1

Undercover Kitty (Second Chance Cat Mystery Book 8) by [Sofie Ryan]

Sarah Grayson and her capable cat, Elvis, go undercover in the newest installment of the New York Times bestselling Second Chance Cat Mysteries.

Sarah and Elvis can always be found at a charming secondhand shop in the village of North Harbor, Maine. Despite the small-town setting, the daring duo often find themselves wrapped up in murder, but luckily they have help–a quirky group of senior citizens runs an amateur detective agency called Charlotte’s Angels out of the store.

The Angels are hired to look into who is sabotaging cat shows in the state, and they decide the best way to do that is to send Elvis the cat undercover as a contestant. But then one of the cat show volunteers is murdered just before the latest competition, and Sarah and the Angels have to catch a killer in two shakes of a cat’s tail! (Amazon)

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Mrs. Jeffries Demands Justice (A Victorian Mystery Book 39) by [Emily Brightwell]

Mrs. Jeffries always keeps her friends close and now must keep an enemy even closer if she is going to catch a killer. . . .

Inspector Nigel Nivens is not a nice man or a good investigator. In fact, he’s terrible at his job and has always done everything he can to make life difficult for Inspector Witherspoon. But even his powerful family can’t help him after he maliciously tried to hobble Witherspoon’s last homicide investigation. He’s been sent to a particularly difficult precinct in the East End of London as penance.

When a paid informant is found shot in an alley, Nivens thinks that if he can crack the case, he’ll redeem himself and have a much-needed chance at impressing his superiors. But there’s one big problem with his plan—Niven’s distinct antique pistol is found at the scene of the crime and even more evidence is uncovered that links the Inspector to the murder.

Despite their mutual dislike for Nivens, Mrs. Jeffries and Inspector Witherspoon know the man isn’t a cold-blooded killer. Now they’ll just have to prove it. . . . (Amazon)

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Ink and Shadows: A Witty & Page-Turning Southern Cozy Mystery (A Secret, Book, and Scone Society Novel Book 4) by [Ellery Adams]

“Entertaining…packed with mystery, romance, and sisterhood.”
Kirkus Reviews

New York Times bestselling author Ellery Adams is back with the latest in her acclaimed Secret, Book, and Scone Society series. Local bookstore owner Nora Pennington is back on the case in Miracle Springs, North Carolina when an accidental death turns out to be something much more sinister…

Nora Pennington is known for her window displays, and as Halloween approaches, she decides to showcase fictional heroines like Roald Dahl’s Matilda and Madeline Miller’s Circe. A family-values group disapproves of the magical themes, though, and wastes no time launching a modern-day witch hunt. Suddenly, former friends and customers are targeting not only Nora and Miracle Books, but a new shopkeeper, Celeste, who’s been selling CBD oil products.

Nora and her friends in the Secret, Book, and Scone Society are doing their best to put an end to the strife—but then someone puts an end to a life. Though the death is declared an accident, the ruling can’t explain the old book page covered with strange symbols and disturbing drawings left under Nora’s doormat, a postcard from an anonymous stalker, or multiple cases of vandalism.

The only hope is that Nora can be a heroine herself and lead the Secret, Book, and Scone Society in a successful investigation—before more bodies turn up and the secrets from Celeste’s past come back to haunt them all . . . (Amazon)

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Irish Parade Murder (A Lucy Stone Mystery) by [Leslie Meier]

Lucy Stone’s late-winter blues usually vanish by the time Tinker’s Cove goes green for its annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration. There’s just one wee problem that not even the luck of the Irish can fix—murder!
After returning from her father-in-law’s funeral in Florida, Lucy can almost hear the death knell of her part-time reporter job the instant she meets new hire Rob Callahan. He’s young, ambitious, and positioning himself to become the Pennysaver’s next star reporter. Adding insult to injury, Lucy only gets assigned the local St. Patrick’s Day parade once Rob passes on the story. But before beer flows and bagpipes sound, Rob becomes suspected of destroying more than other people’s careers . . .
It’s a shock when Rob is suddenly charged with sending a corrections officer from town to a fiery death. Contrary to the evidence, Lucy seriously doubts her office rival committed murder, and she’s willing to follow that nagging hunch into the darkest corners of the community if it means shedding light on the truth . . .
As an unnerving mystery unfolds, a strange woman reveals news that could change everything for Lucy and her family. Troubles in her personal and professional life are colliding, and Lucy comes to realize that she’ll sooner discover a four-leaf clover than confront a killer with the gift of the gab and live to tell about it . . . (Amazon)

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Egg Shooters (A Cackleberry Club Mystery Book 9) by [Laura Childs]

A murder in the local hospital is raising everyone’s temperature in the latest book in the New York Times bestselling Cackleberry Club series.

Suzanne Dietz co-owner of the Cackleberry Club Café is visiting her fiancée, Dr. Sam Hazelet when a masked gunman bursts into the emergency room. He shoots two people and would probably have done more damage had Suzanne not brained him with a thermos full of chili. Still, the gunman manages to escape.

Now the ladies of the Cackleberry Club are determined to find the killer before he finds them. (Amazon)

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Death Comes to the Rectory (A Kurland St. Mary Mystery Book 8) by [Catherine Lloyd]

Murder casts a dark shadow over the christening of Lady Lucy and Major Sir Robert Kurland’s daughter Elizabeth—even more so when Lucy’s own father, the rector, falls under suspicion for the crime . . .

Lucy and Robert’s joy in christening their new daughter, surrounded by extended family and loved ones who have gathered in the village of Kurland St. Mary, is only enhanced when Robert’s aunt Rose—now the second wife of Lucy’s father Ambrose—announces that she is with child. However, not everyone is happy about the news, in particular Rose’s adult daughter Henrietta and her husband, who fear for their inheritance.

Following the christening, Rose’s disagreeable son-in-law Basil Northam threatens to turn afternoon tea in the rectory into an unsightly brawl. The next morning, he is found in the rector’s study, stabbed through the heart with an antique letter opener, clutching a note that appears to implicate the rector himself.

As the local justice of the peace, Robert has an obligation to remain unbiased in his investigation of the ghastly crime, even though his prime suspect is a man of the cloth and his wife’s father. But Lucy is under no such obligation. As snow traps the members of the christening party in Kurland St. Mary, she vows to clear her father’s name and bring the cold-blooded culprit to justice. Someone had better start saying their prayers . (Amazon)

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One Poison Pie (Kitchen Witch Mysteries Book 1) by [Lynn Cahoon]

In the first in New York Times bestselling author Lynn Cahoon’s Kitchen Witch series, Mia Malone is starting over in Magic Springs, Idaho—where murder is on the menu . . .
What’s a kitchen witch to do when her almost-fiancé leaves her suddenly single and unemployed? For Mia Malone, the answer’s simple: move to her grandmother’s quirky Idaho hometown, where magic is an open secret and witches and warlocks are (mostly) welcome. With a new gourmet dinner delivery business—and a touch of magic in her recipes—Mia’s hopes are high. Even when her ex’s little sister, Christina, arrives looking for a place to stay, Mia takes it in stride.
But her first catering job takes a distasteful turn when her client’s body is found, stabbed and stuffed under the head table. Mia’s shocked to learn that she’s a suspect—and even more so when she realizes she’s next on a killer’s list. With Christina, along with Mia’s meddling grandma, in the mix, she’ll have to find out which of the town’s eccentric residents has an appetite for murder…before this fresh start comes to a sticky end. . . .
Includes Recipes!
Praise for Lynn Cahoon
“I love the author’s style, which was warm and friendly. . . . A wonderfully appealing series.”
Dru’s Book Musings on the Tourist Trap Mysteries (Amazon)

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A young winemaker is over a barrel when her new boyfriend is accused of murder in this delightful cozy mystery.

It’s fall in Boulder, Colorado, and the leaves aren’t the only things changing. Parker Valentine, owner of Vino Valentine, is finally settling in to her winery and her new relationship with Reid Wallace, a local chef. But their delicate pairing is endangered when Reid’s estranged family comes into town to celebrate the opening of his new restaurant.

Reid and his family are immediately at loggerheads, given their often acidic temperaments, but Parker still wants to make a good first impression. However, her efforts might be in vain when Reid’s sous chef is found dead in the alley behind the restaurant, and Reid is implicated in the murder. In order to save Reid, Parker will have to find the real killer, even if the truth is difficult to swallow. (Amazon)

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A Tourist's Guide to Murder (Mystery Bookshop Book 6) by [V.M. Burns]

While visiting the land of Miss Marple and Sherlock Holmes, bookstore owner and amateur sleuth Samantha Washington finds herself on a tragical mystery tour . . .

Sam joins Nana Jo and her Shady Acres Retirement Village friends Irma, Dorothy, and Ruby Mae on a weeklong trip to London, England, to experience the Peabody Mystery Lovers Tour. The chance to see the sights and walk the streets that inspired Agatha Christie and Arthur Conan Doyle is a dream come true for Sam—and a perfect way to celebrate her new publishing contract as a mystery author.

But between visits to Jack the Ripper’s Whitechapel district and 221B Baker Street, Major Horace Peabody is found dead, supposedly of natural causes. Despite his employer’s unfortunate demise, the tour guide insists on keeping calm and carrying on—until another tourist on their trip also dies under mysterious circumstances. Now it’s up to Sam and the Shady Acres ladies to mix and mingle among their fellow mystery lovers, find a motive, and turn up a murderer . . . (Amazon)

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Death by Intermission (An Abby McCree Mystery Book 4) by [Alexis Morgan]

Abby McCree spends a summer showing family films under the stars—only to end the season with an unexpected slasher flick . . .

Ushered once again onto another committee by the mayor of Snowberry Creek, Washington, Abby is tasked with keeping the box office receipts of the town’s Movies in the Park nights. Cut to the director’s chair from where she’s suddenly organizing the summer’s last feature. From the opening scene through the final credits, Abby feels she’s earned nominations for best volunteer, best movie date with her tenant Tripp Blackston—and best daughter for ignoring her mother Phoebe’s own movie date with Owen Quinn.

Unfortunately, Abby and the others are treated to a post-credits scene: the body of local insurance agent Mitchell Anders. This discovery is followed by a plot twist revealing that the murder weapon comes from Owen’s food truck. With her mother’s boyfriend suspected of murder, Abby starts her own investigation determined to shine a spotlight on the real killer . . .(Amazon)

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A Glimmer of Death (Odessa Jones Mysteries Book 1) by [Valerie Wilson Wesley]

In the first of a thrilling new series, one woman’s extraordinary psychic gift plunges her already-troubled present into chaos—and puts her future in someone’s deadly sights . . .
Until now, Odessa Jones’ inherited ability to read emotions and foretell danger has protected her. But second sight didn’t warn her she would soon be a widow—and about to lose her home and the catering business she’s worked so hard to build. The only things keeping Dessa going are her love for baking and her sometimes-mellow cat, Juniper. Unfortunately, putting her life back together means taking a gig at an all-kinds-of-shady real estate firm run by volatile owner Charlie Risko . . .
Until Charlie is brutally killed—and Dessa’s bullied co-worker is arrested for murder. Dessa can’t be sure who’s guilty. But it doesn’t take a psychic to discover that everyone from Charlie’s much-abused staff to his long-suffering younger wife had multiple reasons to want him dead. And as Dessa follows a trail of lies through blackmail, dead-end clues, and corruption, she needs to see the truth fast—or a killer will bury her deep down with it. (Amazon)

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Death Bee Comes Her (An Oregon Honeycomb Mystery Book 1) by [Nancy Coco]

First in a new series! Includes tips and recipes!

Welcome to a specialty shop in the Oregon tourist town of Oceanview, where it’s all things honey—from taffy to body scrub. But murder can make things sticky . . .


With her Let It Bee honey boutique buzzing along nicely, life is as sweet as nectar for Wren Johnson—until she takes a morning walk along the Pacific beach with her Havana Brown cat, Everett, and stumbles upon the body of Agnes Snow, the cranky queen of the local craft fairs, stiff as driftwood. More unfortunate? Clutched in the victim’s fist is a label from Wren’s homemade beeswax-and-honey lip balm. Which makes Officer Jim Hampton focus his dreamy-blue Paul Newman eyes on Wren as suspect number one.

With fabulous feline support from Everett, Wren must comb the town for clues and clear her name before someone else gets stung.

Praise for Nancy Coco and Her Candy-Coated Mysteries

“A puzzling series of crimes . . . plenty of suspects and mouthwatering recipes.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Memorable characters, a charming locale, and a satisfying mystery.”
Barbara Allan

“It’s probably best not to read this while you’re too hungry, as the fudge recipes may send you right to the kitchen.”
The Oakland Tribune (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Murder at Mabel's Motel (A Granny Reid Mystery Book 3) by [G. A. McKevett]

Stella “Granny” Reid’s youth wasn’t the only thing changed by time in tiny, nondescript McGill, Georgia. Except even back in the 1980s, the Southern town still had a way of attracting downright dubious characters—some with a talent for murder.
As quirky as McGill’s residents can be, they usually welcome society’s oddballs and outcasts into the community with open arms. But the three members of the Lone White Wolf Pack are a different story. Townsfolk aren’t feeling the least bit neighborly toward the ignorant gang widely believed to have orchestrated several hate crimes in the area . . .  
When the small group’s irredeemable leader, Billy Ray Sonner, is found dead in an abandoned motel, most assume it was the result of an accidental overdose. An unfortunate yet predictable end for a man who lived the way Billy did. Only Stella and the sheriff have witnessed the crime scene in person, and the smell of cyanide means something more disturbing happened in that ramshackle room. Something like homicide . . .  
While Stella wades through a flood of suspects, uncovered secrets link both Billy’s closest allies and respected locals to the incident. One thing is certain—this wasn’t an impulsive act of revenge. There’s a sophisticated killer on the loose, and Stella must expose deep-rooted fears and dark pasts if she wants to crack a carefully planned murder and stop McGill from descending into chaos. (Amazon)

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A Sinister Service (A Lady and Lady's Maid Mystery Book 6) by [Alyssa Maxwell]

A trip to Staffordshire for Lady Phoebe Renshaw and her lady’s maid, Eva Huntford, leads to murder in a famed pottery works . . .

Following the devastation of the Great War, England’s noble class takes comfort in honoring tradition. To celebrate their grandparents’ wedding anniversary, Lady Phoebe Renshaw and her siblings travel to Staffordshire to commission a china service bearing the Wroxly coat of arms from the venerated Crown Lily Potteries, a favorite of Queen Mary.
The two leading designers at the illustrious china manufacturer offer competing patterns. But when one of them is found dead—his body crushed in a grinding pan and his design pattern book missing—his rival is immediately suspected. The police are also suspicious of the dead designer’s resentful young son, a schoolmate of Phoebe’s fifteen-year-old brother Fox. When Fox gets involved to help his friend, Phoebe begins to investigate the rival artist.
At the same time, Eva is enlisted to go undercover at the works so she can gain the confidence of the female employees, who are only allowed to paint, not design, which may have led to a grudge against the victim. Pursuing a killer who has no compunction about using a kiln as a coffin, Phoebe and Eva take their lives into their hands to discover the shattering truth . . . (Amazon)

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Claw & Disorder (A Cat Groomer Mystery Book 5) by [Eileen Watkins]

Expert groomer Cassie McGlone knows how to handle even the feistiest of felines, but their owners are a different tale . . .

Around the quaint town of Chadwick, New Jersey, are two families in need of Cassie’s help. Wealthy perfectionist Gillian Foster is orchestrating the restoration of her family’s nineteenth-century home and wants her purebred Himalayan, Leya, boarded at Cassie’s Comfy Cats. Meanwhile, the elderly Tillmans are in dire straits, hoarding possessions and a clowder of cats in their run-down house. Perhaps Cassie can persuade the couple to surrender a few of their furry friends. Unfortunately, neither task is cut and dried . . .
Mrs. Tillman is mysteriously asphyxiated in the night, and suspicion falls on her husband—and their cats. Meanwhile, the Fosters host a banquet for the local historical society, and when one of their guests falls gravely ill Gillian is convinced someone is out to get her. After a second death occurs, it’s clear a killer isn’t pussyfooting around. Now it’s up to Cassie to get these houses in order before disaster pounces again . . .
Praise for Gone, Kitty, Gone

“Enticing. . . . Distinctive characters, all of whom contribute to the crime-solving in one way or another, drive the well-paced plot. Cat cozy lovers will be enchanted.”
Publishers Weekly

“Feline-focused, perhaps to the detriment of human characters—and what’s more cat than that?”
—Kirkus Reviews (Amazon)

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Review of Metaphor For Murder


An author’s mysterious disappearance. A pugnacious hired gun holding a pug for ransom. Charlee must find them both before the deadline expires.

Charlee Russo’s career and bank account will be DOA unless her literary event with bestselling author Rodolfo Lapaglia succeeds. It’s her very last chance to revise her life. But when she goes to fetch him from the train station, he has disappeared, much like Charlee’s royalty statements.

An angry mob wants their refund from the cancelled event, but Lapaglia kept the money and stuck Charlee with the bills. As she searches for him and his checkbook, her neighbor’s pug, Peter O’Drool, is dognapped with an ominous demand that Charlee deliver Lapaglia if she ever wants to see the beloved pooch again. Can Charlee solve the mystery of Lapaglia’s disappearance and close the book on this fiasco before Peter O’Drool runs out of time?


Charlee finds herself in a sticky situation when the author that she is meeting for a literary event never shows up.  People have paid good money for the workshop and they are not very happy with Charlee.  And Charlee is not happy with the author because she is out a lot of money.  When it becomes clear that he has disappeared, she decides she has to figure out what happened to him so she can get reimbursed.  And when someone else that has been looking for fim kidnaps a neighbor’s dog, the stakes become even higher.  

The characters are well rounded and well developed.  Charlee is smart and determined and she does not give up easily.  Ozzi, her boyfriend, is rather quiet and seems to go along with whatever Charlee wants.  Don and his wife, Barb, are Charlee’s neighbors and Pete’s owners.  And Pete, the pug, stole the show for cuteness.  

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 very beginning.  The author added some very funny situations that Charlee found herself in and that kept it lighthearted.  The mystery was well plotted and there were enough clues to sift through and suspects to consider and it was not easily solved.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery.  I cannot wait to see whatever trouble Charlee gets into next.  

Metaphor for Murder (Mystery Writer's Mysteries Book 3) by [Becky Clark]

Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours–Murder Can Haunt Your Handiwork

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I’m so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for author Rose Pressey and her new book Murder Can Haunt Your Handiwork. It is the third book in her A Haunted Craft Fair Mystery Series.

Murder Can Haunt Your Handiwork (A Haunted Craft Fair Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Publisher: Kensington (December 29, 2020)
Mass Market Paperback: 256 pages
ISBN-10: 1496721659
ISBN-13: 978-1496721655
Digital ASIN: B086R8YGLD

Purchase Links  – Amazon  – B&N  – Kobo – Google Play  – IndieBound 

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Murder Can Haunt Your Handiwork (A Haunted Craft Fair Mystery)
by Rose Pressey

The mystery aspect of the story was well done and the author gave just enough clues to help the reader solve the crime along with Celeste.
~View from the Birdhouse

This book is too adorable! . . . The story progresses from one clue to another with plenty of things going on in between thanks to this wonderful group of characters. Add in the cute little dog and it makes for the perfect afternoon read that will keep your attention wondering what will happen next. Sure to delight fans of cozy mysteries. I totally loved it so I give it 5/5 stars.
~Books a Plenty Book Reviews

Murder Can Haunt Your Handiwork is a droll cozy mystery with a mysterious manifestation, an executed employee, spooky paintings, a frenzied family, and a prying painter.
~The Avid Reader

MURDER CAN HAUNT YOUR HANDIWORK is a light-hearted fun mystery. Plenty of laughs with a friendly paranormal twist make it a quick enjoyable read.
~Cozy Up With Kathy

What a quirky bunch of characters! Murder Can Haunt Your Handiwork was a fun and entertaining mystery that kept me guessing.
~Moonlight Rendezvous

If you liked television shows such as Medium or the Ghost Whisperer you will enjoy this series. Celeste is intelligent but has a knack for putting herself into dangerous situations.
~Laura’s Interests

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A Gilded Age ghost helps psychic painter Celeste Cabot catch a killer . .

Rising up against the beautiful backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Biltmore Estate is a magnificent mansion in Asheville, North Carolina, built as a summer home for George Washington Vanderbilt II—yes, of those Vanderbilts—during the Gilded Age. Nowadays, it’s the site of an annual craft fair. Unfortunately, it’s also about to become a crime scene . . .

Celeste is hard to miss as she pulls up with her pink and white Shasta trailer and adorable Chihuahua, Van Gogh—Van for short. But before she can show off her artwork at the fair, a tour guide is found strangled by a velvet rope barrier and a valuable painting goes missing. With a rogues’ gallery of sketchy suspects, Celeste welcomes the help of a pair of handsome detectives—and a ghost with a special interest in the case . . .

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Rose Pressey is the USA Today bestselling author of the Haunted Craft Fair Mysteries and the Haunted Vintage Mystery Series. She enjoys writing quirky and fun novels with a paranormal twist. The paranormal has always captured her interest. The thought of finding answers to the unexplained fascinates her.

When she’s not writing about werewolves, vampires, and every other supernatural creature, she loves eating cupcakes with sprinkles, reading, spending time with family, and listening to oldies from the fifties. Yeah, she loves Elvis. She can’t help myself.

Rose lives in the beautiful commonwealth of Kentucky with her husband, son, and three sassy Chihuahuas.

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