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

Case of the Muffin Murders (Corgi Case Files Book 5) by [Jeffrey Poole]

“The story was fast-paced and really kept my attention … With a very nice twist in the end, [I’m] very excited for the new installment.” – S. Redwing, 5 stars

A string of baffling incidents have befallen Taylor Adams, baker extraordinaire of cozy little Pomme Valley, Oregon. When good friend Jillian Cooper recommends Zack and the corgis investigate, Taylor’s run of bad luck worsens as multiple murders are discovered. All evidence suggests the town baker is to blame.

Can Zack and his two dog sleuths clear Taylor’s good name before someone he cares about becomes the next victim?

Readers are loving these indomitable dog sleuths. Meet Zack and the corgis, Sherlock and Watson, in this delightfully humorous 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

Over Her Dead Body (The Quirk Files Book 1) by [A B Morgan]

Gabby Dixon is dead. That’s news to her…

Recently divorced and bereaved, Gabby Dixon is trying to start a new chapter in her life.

As her new life begins, it ends. On paper at least.

But Gabby is still very much alive. As a woman who likes to be in control, this situation is deeply unsettling.

She has two crucial questions: who would want her dead, and why?

Enter Peddyr and Connie Quirk. husband-and-wife private investigators. Gabby needs their help to find out who is behind her sudden death.

The truth is a lot more sinister than a simple case of stolen identity.

Over Her Dead Body is a ‘what if’ tale full of brilliantly drawn characters, quirky humour and dark plot twists. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Pinot and Pumpkins (Barossa Valley Cozy Mystery Book 3) by [Daisy Linh]

April in the Barossa Valley is magical – changing leaves, scent of gum trees in the air, dew drops on the harvest and a dead body.

Wait. What?

At least that’s Jasmine Mai’s experience this year.

When a dead body shows up just before the pumpkin competition that Simpatico Wine Estate is hosting, Jasmine Mai and the rest of the Barossa Valleyans band together to find the killer – and hope it’s not someone in their own backyard.

Join Jasmine and the quirky characters of the Barossa Valley on another fun and fast-paced cozy mystery in South Australian wine country.

Halloween in Australia’s Autumn this year is going to be wild in the Barossa Valley!

Pinot and Pumpkins – Book Three in the Barossa Valley Cozy Mystery series will be available on November 19th 2020.
Catch up on the first two if you haven’t yet. Free on Kindle Unlimited for a limited time! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Dark Waters Inn Mysteries: Books 1-5 by [Bekah Bancroft, Jaxon Reed]

In 1900 a massive hurricane wiped out Galveston, killing thousands and leveling the island.

One building survived, the Dark Waters Inn. The proprietress made a deal with the angel who watches over Texas . . .

Over the years the island rebuilt. But Dark Waters remains untouched, haunted by a ghost whose successive granddaughters continue running the inn. Macey Davenport shows up late for her grandmother’s funeral and suddenly finds herself the new owner of a very special place.

Cord Dupree is a lonely highway patrol officer in West Texas. One night, he pulls over a werewolf . . .

Suddenly Cord finds himself promoted, handed a silver badge tied to the ghost of an old Texas Ranger. His job now is to serve as the living half of a paranormal law enforcement team stretching back to the 1800s.

When Cord and his partner become guests at the Dark Waters Inn, old ghosts are reunited and romantic sparks fly in the land of the living. But a secret organization keeps tabs on the paranormal in Texas. When guests start showing up dead in Galveston, it will take Cord, Macey, their ghosts and Bogey the dog to figure out whodunit and do something about it.

Grab all five books in the complete Dark Waters Inn series with this box set:
A Bite for Dinner
Paws for Lunch
A Breakfast Tail
A Nosey Brunch
Snacks for Packs (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Book Clubs and Bad Behavior in Las Vegas: A Humorous Tiffany Black Mystery (Tiffany Black Mysteries 25) by [A.R. Winters]

When cupcake-loving croupier Tiffany Black is asked to investigate a suspicious book club member, she never expects her client to disappear under mysterious circumstances.

But when Violeta Redgrave goes missing, Tiffany and Ian find themselves trying to uncover just what happened to her, and why she hired them in the first place…

Meanwhile, Tiffany is house-sitting for her friend Jack Weber, and she and Ian find themselves entangled with an unusual secret society.

Praise for A.R. Winters:

“Fans of Stephanie Plum, meet Tiffany Black, A.R. Winters’s new heroine.” – Rea,

“You fall in love with Tiffany Black from the start, and the mystery starts immediately” – Melissa Greenberg, Top 1000 Reviewer

“The perfect balance of being lighthearted, but still a serious page-turning mystery.” – Jaycie D,

Book Clubs and Bad Behavior in Las Vegas is the twenty-fifth book in The Tiffany Black in Las Vegas Mystery Series. Though it can be read as a standalone, it’s best read in series order.

This is a lighthearted cozy mystery featuring a strong female protagonist, some unusual friends and family, and a mystery that needs solving! It has no graphic gore, bad language or sex. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Get Witch Quick (A Wildes Witches Paranormal Cozy Mystery Book 9) by [Mara Webb]

Life is good for Nora Wildes. She is dating the man of her dreams and is almost done with her witch studies. After a busy week, they are settling in for a date night on the couch…but someone’s at the door. Don’t you think your mom should call first?

Everything starts to spiral downwards as Nora learns that her stepdad isn’t quite the man she thought he was. With her parents’ marriage on the rocks things aren’t looking good for her mom, but you know what they say, half of all marriages end in divorce – how many end in murder?

The police have a witness saying that Nora’s mom was at a crime scene and it’s not looking good. There seems to have been a motive and an opportunity, can Nora prove that her mom isn’t a murderer?

Meanwhile Nora’s talking cat familiar, Quin, is convinced that the town of Sucre has been infiltrated by a huge crime organization using garbage trucks to smuggle criminal goods. Nora thinks his head is full of ideas from too much TV, but it looks like he might be onto something…

As Nora and Ryan hunt for evidence that points to the real criminal they uncover corruption, lies and a get-rich-quick scheme that is ruining lives. Can they save the day? Is Nora’s mom being framed for something she didn’t do? Is Quin actually right about something?

Get Witch Quick is the ninth book in the Wildes Witches Mystery series. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Escape from Danger: An Escape from Reality Cozy Mystery by [Courtney McFarlin]

When Shay Reynolds moved back to her small hometown to open an escape room business, she had no idea she’d need to solve a murder. 

She never thought she’d discover something shocking about her own past. 

She never dreamed she’d have an opportunity to fall in love. 

She never expected she’d soon be fighting for her life after getting too close to the truth.

After the unexpected death of her father, Shay moves back home and discovers her father left her a legacy to live out her dreams. Her new business is set to open in just a few weeks, and she needs to figure out why there’s a dead guy in one of the newest escape rooms. 

Join Shay as she reconnects with her best friends from childhood, tries to solve a murder, and locks horns with the attractive detective assigned to the case. Sparks fly and danger lurks where Shay least expects it. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Bone Canyon (Eve Ronin Book 2) by [Lee Goldberg]

A cold case heats up, revealing a deadly conspiracy in a twisty thriller by #1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Goldberg.

A catastrophic wildfire scorches the Santa Monica Mountains, exposing the charred remains of a woman who disappeared years ago. The investigation is assigned to Eve Ronin, the youngest homicide detective in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, a position that forces her to prove herself again and again. This time, though, she has much more to prove.

Bones don’t lie, and these have a horrific story to tell. Eve tirelessly digs into the past, unearthing dark secrets that reveal nothing about the case is as it seems. With almost no one she can trust, her relentless pursuit of justice for the forgotten dead could put Eve’s own life in peril. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook

High Treason at the Grand Hotel: A Fiona Figg Mystery by [Kelly Oliver]

Paris. 1917. Never underestimate the power of a good hat… or a sharp hatpin.

Sent by the War Office to follow the notorious Black Panther, file clerk turned secret agent Fiona Figg is under strict orders not to get too close and not to wear any of her usual “get-ups.” 
But what self-respecting British spy can resist a good disguise? 
Within hours of her arrival in Paris, Fiona is up to her fake eyebrows in missing maids, jewel thieves, double agents, and high treason. 
When Fiona is found dressed as a bellboy holding a bloody paperknife over the body of a dead countess, it’s not just her career that’s on the block.

Her next date might be with Madame Guillotine.
Get it now and join Fiona’s latest adventures because you’ll love this perfect mix of romance, intrigue, suspense, and humor. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Rockabye Murder: A Humorous Cozy Mystery (A Maternal Instincts Mystery Book 8) by [Diana Orgain]

There’s murder on the dance floor—literally.

All Kate was supposed to do at this swing-dance lesson was master the triple step, which seemed like a breeze . . . when she wasn’t pregnant with twins. But now a dead body has lindy-hopped its way off the studio’s roof, clutching a cryptic note with a dire warning: if the studio goes ahead with the upcoming 1950s-themed benefit dance, one of the attendees will die on the dance floor.

Kate’s got a case to solve and the clock is ticking, but her favorite babysitter is MIA. Can she solve the case before the killer strikes again?

To do:

1. Help Mom’s boyfriend shop for engagement rings.
2. Learn how to do the Charleston without falling on my face.
3. Buy even more diapers.
4. Solve a murder—fast.

Jitterbug into the eighth book of the Maternal Instincts Mysteries, a laugh-out-loud, page-turning clean cozy mystery series by USA Today Bestselling Author Diana Orgain. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

City of Schemes (A Counterfeit Lady Novel Book 4) by [Victoria Thompson]

Elizabeth Miles is preparing for her wedding to Gideon Bates, when a menacing shadow from her past threatens to destroy the life she has built for herself in this all-new Counterfeit Lady Novel from USA Today bestselling author Victoria Thompson.

The Great War is over, and Elizabeth and Gideon are busily planning their wedding and welcoming home old friends now discharged from the army. One of them, Captain Logan Carstens, the son and heir of a wealthy family, seems less than happy to be home and with good reason. While Logan was in France, he fell in love with a beautiful French woman named Noelle. He desperately wanted to propose, but he was already engaged and felt bound to honor his commitment.

When Logan receives a letter supposedly from Noelle begging for money to help her flee the terrible conditions in France and come to America, Elizabeth is suspicious. There is no way to verify the letter is actually from Noelle, and she fears that a con man or woman might be trying to take advantage of Logan in his vulnerable state. 

But that is not all Elizabeth has to worry about. Vicious thug Oscar Thornton has gotten wind of her wedding announcement and realizes the woman who conned him is still alive and well. Gideon and Elizabeth have to figure out a way to help their friend while making sure their worst enemy does not destroy their future. . . . (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook

Heiress On Fire by [Kellie McCourt]

After accidentally blowing up her husband, can Indigo get back on her four-inch heels? In this madcap debut, One for the Money meets Crazy Rich Asians with a little Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries thrown in.

The marriage of Aussie billion-heiress Indigo-Daisy-Violet-Amber Hasluck-Royce-Jones-Bombberg to conscientious reconstructive surgeon Dr Richard Bombberg has come to a spectacular end. In the middle of a cocktail party, Indigo set him and a mysterious redhead on fire. And then blew them and her penthouse up. All terrible accidents.

When detectives discover explosive device remains in the charred penthouse, they’re gunning for Indigo. Unless she can remain upright, stuff her dignity into her Chanel clutch and uncover the mystery redhead’s identity, she’s going to jail.

To help Indigo, her semi-retired, semi-Buddhist, supermodel mother hires Esmerelda, a recent graduate of the model mentor prison program, as Indigo’s personal assistant. Indigo and Esmerelda traverse Sydney’s upper-class underbelly picking locks, outsmarting bankers and leprechauns, beating up feared gangsters, breaking into hospitals, setting a cathedral on fire (another terrible accident), bribing a giant fireman and some other stuff.

How hard can all this be for an heiress and a felon? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle