New Releases For The Week Of January 10th, 2021–Part 3

The Magical Pink Pendant: A Paranormal Cozy Mystery (A Witch's Cove Mystery Book 9) by [Vella Day]

Don’t get me wrong. I love magic, just not when it is used for evil.

It’s bad enough when some poor soul is murdered in my hometown, but when he’s near and dear to someone I care about, I have no choice but to look for the killer. Since magic seems to be involved in his death, my teenage cousin and I might be the only ones who can discover the killer’s identity. After all, we are witches.

I was hoping this would be a run-of-the mill case, but no. The number of suspects keeps mounting, making our job more difficult. Considering most suspects live across the state makes it doubly hard.

Can we say road trip!!

Seriously, this person is super dangerous, and we have to take precautions. But never fear, between my trusty talking pink iguana, my very talented business partner who has mad computer skills, and my teenaged psychic cousin, we’re sure to crack the case. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

The Mystery of Montague House: An English cozy murder mystery (Summer & Wynter Mysteries Book 1) by [Emma Davies]

I saw something out of the corner of my eye as I was leaving, and you know what that means. It’s never good news when I see something out of the corner of my eye…

With enough rooms to fill a Cluedo board several times over, Montague House has often been the subject of rumour and gossip. Tales of strange goings on, an owner who disappeared one day and was never seen again, not to mention the treasure that rumour has it lies at its heart… But now the present owner has died and the house is to be sold. Has the opportunity come to finally settle the stories once and for all?

Clodagh Wynter doesn’t believe in ghostly goings on and tall tales of secrets. She has her feet very firmly on the ground and, tasked with the job of valuing and cataloguing the house and all its contents, she’s simply looking forward to working in such a glorious setting. And if she happens across a priceless painting, well, that’s just icing on the cake.

Andie Summer is a self-styled Finder of Things (dead bodies mostly), and looking for hidden treasure sounds right up her street, even if there was something very fishy about the mysterious Mr Mayfair who hired her. Because it’s just like she said to her faithful basset hound, Hamish; I saw something out of the corner of my eye as I was leaving, and you know what that means. It’s never good news when I see something out of the corner of my eye…

As the unlikely pair are thrown together, it soon becomes very clear that they are not the only ones searching for the treasure. And they’re going to need all their ingenuity and resourcefulness if they’re ever going to untangle the web of secrets that surrounds Montague House. One that reaches even further than they ever thought possible…

From the #1 International bestselling author comes a new series of cosy murder mysteries introducing the indomitable Andie Summer and Clodagh Wynter, and of course Hamish, everyone’s favourite basset hound. Perfect for fans of Faith Martin, Clare Chase and Anthony Horowitz.

What readers are saying about Emma Davies:

★★★★★ ‘Gave me goose bumps right from the start. Fantastic page-turner that I finished in one sitting.’ Goodreads reviewer

★★★★★ ‘Page-turner! I was hooked and could not stop until the last page. Wow! Stunning read. Definitely recommend.’ Goodreads reviewer

★★★★★ ‘A powerful and engrossing read!… a real page-turner… consumed me… I lost myself in the story… filled to the brim with secrets and lies… I absolutely loved this book. An engrossing, edge-of-your-seat read.’ By the Letter Book Reviews

★★★★★ ‘What. A. Book… such a perfect read… kept me glued from beginning to end. Even when I had to do my chores… A delightful book filled to the brim with suspense and emotions… a completely immersive read where I had to know how the book ended. Addictive and captivating.’ Goodreads reviewer (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Pawsitively Betrayed: A Cozy Witch Mystery (A Witch of Edgehill Mystery Book 5) by [Melissa Erin Jackson]

Enemies wear many faces.

The Here and Meow Festival has finally arrived! Amber Blackwood and her fellow festival committee members still have plenty to do before the celebration of all things feline begins. Even though Amber’s witchy past keeps interfering, she knows the show must go on. Edgehill’s livelihood depends on the festival’s success.

When two incidents involving her malfunctioning products cause her to shutter the doors of her curiosity shop, The Quirky Whisker, only days before the busiest season of the year, Amber thinks things can’t get any worse. An investigation into the incidents reveals sabotage is to blame—sabotage that only could have been carried out by a fellow witch. Things just officially got worse.

With Edgehill overrun by tourists, any unfamiliar face could be a member of the nefarious Penhallow witch family. Though her parents’ grimoires are hidden in a remote location overlaid with protective spells, Amber fears that won’t be enough to deter the desperate and cursed clan from trying to get their hands on a legendary time-travel spell.

As the opening ceremony of the Here and Meow approaches, Amber contends with a nosy lawyer, mysterious government officials, and a charismatic superstar. Through it all, Amber senses the Penhallows have something planned—something big. With her new circle of close confidants by her side, Amber must find a way to thwart the Penhallow family’s scheme before it’s too late. If she can’t, the Here and Meow will be ruined … and Edgehill could be wiped off the map. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

The Lady Jewel Diviner: Book 1 in the Lady Diviner series by [Rosalie Oaks]

Diamonds, Death, and Devonshire tea… in a paranormal Regency England

Miss Elinor Avely’s proper upbringing cannot prepare her for the tiny, spinster vampire who crashes into her sitting room and demands to be fed with a sheep.

Elinor already has enough troubles without having to catch ruminants. First, her secret gift for divining jewels has landed her in scandal, exiling her from London society. Second, a nobleman of dubious repute wants her to find a cache of smuggled jewels, hidden somewhere along the Devon coastline. Last – and worst – she is invited to cream tea at the local manor. And while the autocratic and magnificent Earl of Beresford might be there (and perhaps the jewels themselves too), Beresford is the last person Elinor wants to meet over cream tea.

When a dead body is discovered along the cliffs, of course, such delicate considerations become secondary. Fortunately, Elinor now has a small vampiric chaperone – even if said spinster has a habit of appearing stark naked – and together they are ready to risk the hard questions.

Where are the jewels hidden? Who killed the smuggler? And just when is the cream tea being served?

The Lady Jewel Diviner is the first book in a new historical mystery series, set in Regency England with generous servings of magic, manners, and romance. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Dead on Arrival: Paranormal Cozy Mystery (Visions & Victims Book 3) by [Lily Webb]

Not everything comes up roses…

Psychic innkeeper Selena is excited about giving the grounds of Kindred Spirits Inn a much-needed revamp — until her new gardener comes down with symptoms of vampirism. The only problem? He shows no signs of a vampire bite.

Unable to explain the Transylvanian transformation, Selena decides to uproot the truth — and what she discovers about the gardener’s life and work delivers a sudden rush of blood to her head.

But Selena may have bitten off more than she can chew because the culprit who nipped her nurseryman in the bud will do anything to guard their secrets.

Will Selena’s supernatural senses unearth the attacker’s identity? Or will they sow the seeds of her demise?

Dead On Arrival is the third book in the Visions and Victims series of paranormal cozy mysteries. If fatal flora, vindictive villagers, and supernatural shenanigans get your wand waving, then you’re sure to fall under the spell of this new spinoff series that expands Lily Webb’s magical universe.

Buy Dead On Arrival to continue conversing with the spirits of Starfall Valley today!

Editions Available: Kindle

Kitchen Witch Wars and the Cutthroat Chef by [Heather Pherris]

Is winning a TV show contest worth your very life?

Apparently so—just ask novice witch Christelle Seabright, host of the wickedly popular new Kitchen Witch Wars. Two contestants have already been eliminated by “unorthodox” means.

When one of those contestants rematerializes and demands to rejoin the cast because, they argue, they were murdered and therefore not technically eliminated, Christelle doesn’t bat an eye. In the paranormal realm you can’t let such things shock you. She is much more concerned about the untimely reappearance of someone from her own past.

…And then another contestant turns up murdered. The TV audience, of course, loves it. But threats against the show have begun to emerge as a result of the sinister cheating, so Christelle needs to get to the marrow of the matter and punish the guilty party. She only hopes her witchcraft is improving enough to accomplish it with breakneck speed. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Mystic Pieces: A Shady Grove Psychic Mystery by [Ada Bell]

Aly doesn’t believe in psychics. Too bad she just had a vision.

Aly’s got enough on her plate, with finishing her degree and taking care of her nephew and starting her new job at the antique store while drooling over the owner’s gorgeous son. No time for visions.

Alas, the universe doesn’t care what Aly believes. When she turns 21, she starts to feel psychic impressions left on objects. A disorienting power for someone surrounded by antiques. Then cranky customer Earl is killed, and Aly’s new boss Olive is the prime suspect—not to mention the only person who understands Aly’s gifts. Who hated Earl enough to kill? Police would rather make a quick arrest than investigate, so it’s up to Aly to clear Olive’s name.

Shady Grove is reeling from the first murder in decades. If Aly can get her hands on the right object, she’ll know what happened. Can she learn to control her visions before the killer sets their sights on her? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

On the Cutting Room Floor (A Ghosts of Landover Mystery Book 8) by [Etta Faire]

In Landover, life can be a horror movie, literally.

In 1987, a film crew came to Landover Lake to make a horror movie, and many locals got bit parts. It was a lot of fun until something went wrong, and one of the starlets ended up dead.

It’s a case that still haunts Sheriff Caleb Bowman to this day, and he’s finally willing to see if Carly can conjure up the spirit and help him solve it.

Carly is not too enthusiastic about helping her ex’s cousin out. The man still thinks he should have inherited Gate House and he’s never been nice about it. 

But he does hold one of the key pieces to the curse, a scrapbook from Gate House that Carly is dying to see… but not literally. 

While channeling with the ghost to 1987, and digging deeper into her case, Carly realizes the closer she comes to solving this murder, the closer she’s coming to the cutting room floor herself. 

This case is far from cold. Can she figure out who the killer is before she gets a starring role herself in this horror movie?

On the Cutting Room Floor is the eighth book in the Ghosts of Landover Mysteries. If you like paranormal cozy mysteries with quirky characters and heartwarming relationships, then you’ll love the Ghosts of Landover. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Continental Riff (The Stockwell Park Orchestra Series Book 3) by [Isabel Rogers]

A continental tour of Europe doesn’t go quite as planned!

When Stockwell Park Orchestra goes on tour to Europe, it proves a challenge for even the most efficient German logistical planner.

A teenage stowaway, brass players falling in canals and a sabotaged timpani van are all in a day’s work for Ingrid Bauer of Note Perfect Tours, but even she can’t solve all the problems this week throws at her. Maybe a bit of surprise Bach can calm the muddy Brexit waters.

She just has to fish out the musicians first.

Praise for The Stockwell Park Orchestra Series:

I was charmed… a very enjoyable read.” Marian Keyes

“Friendly insults between musicians, sacrosanct coffee-and-biscuit breaks, tedious committee meetings: welcome to the world of the amateur orchestra.” BBC Music Magazine

a witty and irreverent musical romp, full of characters I’d love to go for a pint with. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the Stockwell Park Orchestra and can’t wait for the next book in the series.” Claire King, author of The Night Rainbow

Sharp, witty and richly entertaining.” Lev Parikian, author of Why Do Birds Suddenly Disappear?

“With its retro humour bordering on farce, this novel offers an escape into the turbulent (and bonkers) world of the orchestra.” Isabel Costello, author of Paris Mon Amour

“…a very funny tale of musical shenanigans set in the febrile atmosphere of the Stockwell Park Orchestra” Ian Critchley (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Without Regret (Ampersand Series Book 3) by [E. N. Crane]

There are few things in life that can tear you apart as completely as family.

Bridgette Ampersand: dog mom, optometrist, and avid drinker of coffee, is finally moving forward with her life. After a month in the hospital, she’s cohabitating with Caleb and their lab-pittie mix, but he has a secret. So does she, it would seem, and it may cost her her life to learn the answers. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Another Season: Book Four: The Silver Springs Cooking Competition Mysteries by [M'Lissa  Moorecroft]

Neal Munro wasn’t sure about spending the first month of married life on Silver Springs Island, but the show had to go on, and so here he was with his bride, Catherine.

He’d have been happy to be filming The Richest Cooking Competition on Television at the luxurious Silver Springs Island Resort, if only the bane of his existence, egotistical chef Gareth Jones, who just happened to be Catherine’s ex-husband, wasn’t going to be there as well.

Wherever Gareth went, trouble followed, and if it didn’t, Gareth manufactured it — to keep his name in the limelight of course.

Neal and Catherine were determined the self-centered, greedy Welshman wasn’t going to spoil this Season’s taping of The Richest Cooking Competition on Television! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

On the Town (Lethal in Love Book 3) by [Susan Amanda Kelly]

Crash Coolidge, former outlaw, decides to marry the woman he gave up crime for. She loves him right down to her tiny, sweet bones. A fancy dinner and proposal should be simple, right? Yeah, nothing to do with Mary Holmes is simple…

Mary Holmes, senior accountant extraordinaire, is happy. She has a promising job, wonderful friends, a smelly dog and a dangerously sexy boyfriend. Life is so perfect it scares her. It wasn’t always this good. So when Crash upends their Friday date-night routine with new clothes, a new venue and his odd, edgy mood, her anxiety spirals out of control. It doesn’t help that she left her underwear at home as a Sexy Surprise or that Crash knocks out a flirty stranger. An armed, flirty stranger.
They uncover a crime-in-progress in the dimly lit club and only have a few hours to thwart it. The consequences are deadly. Crash has two priorities – get his woman the hell out of there and get her to say yes. But Mary can’t turn away from people in trouble and Crash can’t turn her down…

Download it now to unlock an opposites-attract, crime-thriller romantic comedy featuring a lethal hero, an anxious heroine, a torrid encounter in a janitor’s closet, danger, an unforgettable marriage proposal and a sweetly satisfying happy ever after. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

The Curious Dispatch of Daniel Costello: A modern cosy mystery with a classic crime feel (The Stonebridge Myseries Book 1) by [Chris McDonald]

Wedding bells are chiming in the idyllic, coastal town of Stonebridge. For Sam and Emily, it should be the happiest day of their lives. But, on the morning of the ceremony, the best man is found dead. The police quickly write his death off as a tragic accident, but something doesn’t seem right to wedding guest and groomsman, Adam Whyte.
Armed with an encyclopedic, but ultimately ridiculous knowledge of television detective shows and an unwarranted confidence in his own abilities, Adam and his best friend (and willing Watson) Colin, set out to uncover what actually happened to Daniel Costello. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Sleeping Dogs (A Penny Wiseman Murder Mystery Book 1) by [Wendy Turbin]

A jigsaw puzzle of a crime novel with a paranormal twist – the brilliant feel-good debut from Wendy Turbin

Meet Penny Wiseman, a private investigator by circumstance, stumbling through adulthood and desperately trying to keep her late father’s business afloat. 

She’s on the trail of her client’s husband. He’s guilty of hiding something, but is he having an affair? The case leads her to an intriguing series of mysteries and encounters, and not all are quite of this world.

Because, for Penny, seeing the dead is a fact of life, and when a teenage ghost wants justice, who else can the girl turn to for help?

There’s one big problem – the dead don’t talk. 

Penny’s first job is to work out exactly why she’s being haunted. 

Her second is to solve the case that should pay her bills, but will she find answers to either question?

Sleeping Dogs is full of brilliantly drawn characters, quirky humour and gripping plot twists. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Murder Afloat: A Lottie Lindberg 1920's Cozy Mystery by [Rachel Rivers]

An unsinkable ship.
The trip of a lifetime.
An unexpected iceberg.

Charlotte (Lottie) Lindberg boards the Titanic for the trip of a lifetime and gets much more than she bargained for. Once aboard, Lottie meets and befriends a young Primrose Kensington, who is traveling with her betrothed—a fiancé she is not particularly fond of, but hopes to grow to love. Lottie is not unfamiliar with the concept of arranged marriages—though hers had been true love, and cut short by tragedy. The two young women spend much time together, frolicking about the ship and partaking in its many splendours, discovering they have much in common—including their love of murder mysteries—until disaster strikes.

Unable to sleep, Lottie takes an evening stroll around the upper deck, when she spots something nefarious afoot. Daughter of a retired government spy, her sleuthing instincts kick in when, there, in the shadows, at the bow of the ship, a scuttle is taking place between two gentlemen, over something very sparkly. Next thing she knows, disaster strikes, and poor Lottie realizes her curiosity may have just made her witness to murder. Lottie scurries back to her quarters, only to be woken a short time later by a frantic Prim, who swears she’s seen a sizeable iceberg scrape past her porthole window. She is also unable to locate Thaddeus, her betrothed, who strangely has not come back from playing cards. But what she has discovered is… an enormous gemstone lurking among his things.

It is a run for their lives, through the true terror of Titanic’s sinking, with a murderer hot on their heels. Will the girls escape his clutches in time to reach a lifeboat?< p>.

Murder Afloat (Book 1 of the Lottie Lindberg Mystery Series) is a clean, lighthearted cozy mystery set just prior to the 1920s, with no graphic sex, violence or strong language. It is a historical mystery, about a woman amateur sleuth, a British detective mystery, set aboard a famous ship, staring the talents of a Lottie Lindberg and her little dog companion—a precocious Westie (West Highland Terrier) named, Little Dickens. p>.

The Lottie Lindberg Mystery Series:
Murder Afloat, Book 1
Murder Afoot, Book 2
Murder Aboard, Book 3
Murder Abroad, Book 4
Murder Aloft, Book 5
Pre Order Today.
For readers of Lee Strauss, Sara Rosett, Verity Bright and Sonia Parin. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Murder on the Menu: The first in a gripping new cozy mystery series (A Nosey Parker Cozy Mystery, Book 1) by [Fiona Leitch]

‘A sparklingly delicious confection to satisfy the mystery reader’s appetite’ Helena Dixon, bestselling author of the Miss Underhay Mysteries

The first book in a NEW cosy mystery series!

Still spinning from the hustle and bustle of city life, Jodie ‘Nosey’ Parker is glad to be back in the Cornish village she calls home. Having quit the Met Police in search of something less dangerous, the change of pace means she can finally start her dream catering company and raise her daughter, Daisy, somewhere safer.

But there’s nothing like having your first job back at home to be catering an ex-boyfriend’s wedding to remind you of just how small your village is. And when the bride, Cheryl, vanishes Jodie is drawn into the investigation, realising that life in the countryside might not be as quaint as she remembers…

With a missing bride on their hands, there is murder and mayhem around every corner but surely saving the day will be a piece of cake for this not-so-amateur sleuth?

The first book in the Murder on the Menu cosy mystery series. Can be read as a standalone. A humorous cosy mystery with a British female sleuth in a small village. Includes one of Jodie’s Tried and Tested Recipes! Written in British English. Mild profanity and peril. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

The Ryder and Loveday Series Books 1–3: Three gripping cozy mystery novels for fans of crime thrillers and box sets! by [Faith Martin]

The first three books in the Ryder and Loveday series from million-copy bestseller Faith Martin in one volume!

A Fatal Obsession
Ryder and Loveday investigate the mysterious death of a young woman, whilst a series of poison pen letters confound the police.

A Fatal Mistake
A student vanishes during a boat trip with friends, and Ryder and Loveday suspect a cover-up…

A Fatal Flaw
As a beauty contest gets underway, backstage dark secrets and murderous plans unfold – and Loveday is sent undercover to investigate.

Readers LOVE the Ryder and Loveday series!

Insanely brilliant.

‘I absolutely loved this book.’

‘Faith Martin, you’ve triumphed again. Brilliant!

‘If you haven’t yet read Miss Martin you have a treat in store.

Reminiscent of Agatha Christie‘s gentle style and incisive detection.’

Fabulous series.’ (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

In a city full of strangers, be careful whom you trust…

Shanghai, 1935. Black sheep gentleman Rowland Sinclair arrives with his bohemian housemates from Sydney, Australia to explore a new city and take the name Sinclair international with a new class of negotiations. A novice to global commerce, Rowland is under strict instructions from his brother to keep a low profile…but that soon becomes next to impossible. A beautiful Russian taxi girl—who once claimed to be the Princess Anastasia and who danced in Rowly’s arms the night before—is found slain in his suite.

Out of sympathy for the murdered girl and to clear his name, Rowly and his companions embark upon their own investigation. They soon discover there are many people who may have wanted Alexandra Romanovna dead. As they are drawn deeper into Shanghai society and its underworld, Rowly searches for answers in a strange city determined to ruin him.

Exploring the simmering underbelly of Shanghai just years before WWII, Shanghai Secrets is a historical mystery that brings alive an expatriate playground where East and West collide, the stakes are high, and fortunes—and lives—are easily lost. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook

Glamour Girls: A Novel by [Marty Wingate]

USA Today bestselling author Marty Wingate’s historical debut is “like reading a personal diary of the brave women who were unsung heroes of WWII,” (Rhys Bowen, Royal Spyness mysteries) and will delight readers of Kelly Rimmer’s The Things We Cannot Say and Noelle Salazar’s The Flight Girls.

During World War II, farmer’s daughter Rosalie Wright becomes a pilot assisting the RAF. But will a romantic rivalry send her aerial dreams plummeting to earth?

Ever since she was 10 years old, Rosalie Wright’s eyes have been on the skies. But at the age of 18, on the verge of earning her pilot’s license, the English farmer’s daughter watches her dreams of becoming an aviatrix fly away without her. Britain’s entry into World War II brings civilian aviation to a standstill. Then, Rosalie’s father dies, leaving her, her mother, and her brothers to run the farm.

Everything changes when she learns that the Air Transport Authority is recruiting women pilots to ferry warplanes across Britain to RAF bases. Despite her mother’s objections, Rosalie cannot resist the call of her country–and the lure of the skies. During her training on Gipsy Moth aircraft, Rosalie forms a fast friendship with fellow flyer Caroline Andrews. Her trusty Ferry Pilots Notebook by her side, Rosalie delivers to five airfields in a day–while fighting an endless battle against skeptical male pilots and ground crews.

She would much rather spend her time on the wing than on the arm of any man…until she meets gruff pilot Snug Durrant and RAF squadron leader Alan Chersey. Snug is a cynical, wisecracking playboy, and Alan is every WAAF’s heartthrob…and Rosalie catches both their eyes. As the war drags on, and casualties mount, will love and tragedy send Rosalie’s exhilarating airborne life crashing to the ground? (Amazon)

Editions Available” Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook