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)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook

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)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover

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)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

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)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

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)

Editions Available: Kindle

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

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

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

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

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

Editions Available: Kindle

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)

Editions Available: Kindle

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)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

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
Spellbound Ever After
Starry Hollow Witches
Midlife Magic Cocktail Club
Pandora’s Pride
Demonspawn Academy
Spellslingers Academy of Magic
Divine Place (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

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)

Editions Available: Kindle

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)

Editions Available: Kindle

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)

Editions Available: Kindle

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)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

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)

Editions Available: Kindle

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)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

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)

Editions Available: Kindle

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)

Editions Available: Kindle

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)

Editions Available: Kindle

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