New Releases For The Week Of February 7th, 2021–Part 1

Murder With a View (A House-Flipper Mystery Book 3) by [Diane Kelly]

Murder With a View is the third book in the delightful cozy mystery series from Diane Kelly set in Nashville, Tennessee—where the real estate market is to die for…


Carpenter Whitney Whitaker, her cousin Buck, and guard-cat Sawdust just scored a hot property near downtown Nashville in a tax sale. While the Music City Motor Court might not be much to look at now, the two plan to transform the motel’s twelve units into six one-bedroom condominiums with popular mid-century styling. But surprises await when Whitney discovers a squatter living in Room 9 and her cat Sawdust uncovers a body in the bed next door.


The murder victim is none other than Beckett Morgan, an up-and-coming country-western singing sensation who’s taken Nashville by storm with his number-one hit “Party in the Pasture.” Beckett’s left a long trail of broken promises and broken hearts, and the list of suspects seems endless. So does the line of female fans intent on halting the flip and turning the construction site into a shrine for the deceased star. If Whitney and Buck don’t help Detective Collin Flynn nail the killer, they’ll never be able to clear out the star-obsessed groupies, complete the remodel, and recoup their investment. But just who silenced the singer and why? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook

Hiss H for Homicide (A Nick and Nora Mystery Book 4) by [T. C. LoTempio]

Nick and Nora are back in a tantalizing new mystery that’s far more dangerous than a game of cat and mouse . . .

Never one to turn away from a challenge—even when it goes against her better judgment—Nora Charles can hardly say no when an old friend of her mother’s comes to town seeking her help. The author of steamy romances has learned that her writing partner is severing their relationship and threatening to reveal dark and dirty secrets in a tell-all, and she pleads with Nora to intervene. Reluctantly agreeing to help, Nora pays a visit to the writing partner, ready to make her case—right up until the moment she discovers the woman’s lifeless body.

With the police convinced that Nora’s friend is the culprit, she and Nick begin delving into the dead woman’s past and her provocative tell-all. It soon becomes apparent that the woman had a knack for digging up dirt and wasn’t shy about exposing skeletons in closets, and before long Nora has a seemingly endless list of suspects who were at risk of having their darkest secrets revealed. With a police force intent on throwing the book at Nora’s friend and time running out, she and Nick must outwit a dangerous killer before they take their own secrets to the grave . . .

Praise for the Nick and Nora Mysteries:

“A fast-paced cozy mystery spiced with a dash of romance and topped with a big slice of ‘cat-titude.’” —Ali Brandon, New York Times Bestselling author

“Nick and Nora are the purr-fect sleuth duo!” —Victoria Laurie, New York Times Bestselling author

“A page-turner with an endearing heroine.” —Richmond Times Dispatch

“Excellently plotted and executed—five paws and a tail up for this tale.” —Open Book Society

“Nick brims with street smarts and feline charisma, you’d think he was human . . . an exciting new series.” —Carole Nelson Douglas, New York Times notable author of the Midnight Louie mysteries

“I love this series and each new story quickly becomes my favorite. Cannot wait for the next!” —Escape With Dollycas

“I totally loved this lighthearted and engagingly entertaining whodunit featuring new amateur sleuth Nora Charles and Nick, her feline companion.” —Dru’s Cozy Report

“A murder mystery, this book had everything that I could have hoped it would have—intrigue, suspense, a little comedy, even a bit of romance, and yes, a cat! Right from the start, the story had me hooked!” —KittyCat Chronicles

About the Author:

T. C. LoTempio is the national bestselling author of the Nick and Nora mystery series. Her cat, Rocco, provides the inspiration for the character of Nick the cat. She also writes the Purr N Bark Mystery Series, as well as the Cat Rescue series. Check out her and Rocco’s blog,, and visit her website,, for more information. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Death and a Crocodile by [Lisa Betz]

Sensible women don’t investigate murders, but Livia Aemilia might not have a choice.
Rome, 47 AD. When Livia’s father dies under suspicious circumstances, she sets out to find the killer before her innocent brother is convicted of murder. She may be an amateur when it comes to hunting dangerous criminals, but she’s determined, intelligent, and not afraid to break a convention or two in pursuit of the truth.
Plus, she’s adopted a radical new faith that encourages her to believe a woman and a handful of servants can actually solve a murder. Can she uncover the culprit before powerful men realize what she’s up to and force her to stop? Or will her snooping land her in deadly peril?
A lighthearted historical mystery set in first-century Rome, featuring a feisty amateur sleuth, a cast of eccentric characters, and an unrepentant, sausage-snatching cat. (Amazon)

Edition Available: Kindle, Paperback

Two Old Ladies and a Secret Child by [Suzanne Shearing]

When a lonely pensioner finds an abandoned baby on her doorstep, she has no idea that the child is the illegitimate offspring of a member of a royal family.

But the secret is soon out. The authorities and the press pull out all the stops to find the missing child; but so does Charles, a violent man with his own agenda who, it soon becomes clear, will stop at nothing.

The old lady and her best friend take to the road in an attempt to keep the baby safe. They are soon on the run in a foreign country, with no idea what to do next, where they’re going, or what will happen to the innocent foundling. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Lattes and Lynching (Cup of Jo Book 4) by [Kelly Hashway]

Joanna Coffee’s business couldn’t be going better, especially when Cup of Jo becomes the hangout spot for two famous boy bands visiting Bennett Falls for a charity concert. That is until the lead singer of Big Time Crush winds up murdered, seemingly the victim of a lynching.  

Worse, Zeke Taylor, while worshipped by his fans, was hated by just about everyone he worked with—Jo being the exception since she kept him well-caffeinated in lattes, his favorite drink. When local police detective, and Jo’s ex, Quentin Perry rules the death a lynching, Jo feels like something is off.  

Jo’s compelled to don her detective hat once again and find out who really killed Zeke. But a high-profile case like this, might put her in the limelight and on the killer’s hit list. 

Fans of Joanne Fluke will enjoy this culinary cozy mystery series.

Scroll up and one-click to start reading today! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback

The Hole Truth (The Donut Mysteries Book 53) by [Jessica Beck]

The Hole Truth

The 52nd Donut Mystery

When Richard Covington is murdered, his past leads Suzanne and her stepfather, Phillip, on a wild ride to the present as they search for the man’s killer. To make matters worse, one of Suzanne’s best friends is one of their main suspects, and Suzanne must walk the fine line between friendship and her compulsion to discover The Hole Truth.

Jessica Beck is the New York Times Bestselling Author of the Donut Mysteries, the Cast Iron Cooking Mysteries, the Classic Diner Mysteries, and the Ghost Cat Cozy Mysteries. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

With Scream and Sugar: 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’d expect serving afternoon tea to a high-society ladies club to go smoothly, right?

Newbie witch and marketing whiz Minnie Wells thought so. She’s in need of some smooth sailing, considering her plate is full with magic lessons, marketing the tea room, and navigating a divorce during the most romantic time of the year. But the women’s “Galentine’s” Day celebration is thrown into chaos when their event coordinator is stabbed in the back with a pink stiletto.

Now her handsome boss (who Minnie might have a little crush on) is in hot water with the vampire council and the group’s down a guide.

When Minnie’s offered the position for the weekend, she eagerly agrees to show the women around the gorgeous city of Bath. Not only to make some extra cash so she and her black cat can stop crashing on her vampire bestie’s couch, but also because she’ll get an an all-access pass to snoop out the killer and clear her boss’s name.

When another body turns up though, Minnie suspects she may be in over her head!

Will Minnie figure out who’s got it out for these upper class ladies and save her boss from the vampire council’s wrath? Or will the killer tire of Minnie’s meddling, and have a score to kettle?

Pull your armchair closer to the cozy crackling fire, sip your steaming tea, and find out now in With Scream and Sugar!

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

Grab your copy now or read for FREE with a Kindle Unlimited subscription!

Happy reading! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Murder in the Caravan: A Redmond and Haze Mystery Book 4 (Redmond and Haze Mysteries) by [Irina Shapiro]

When the body of gentlewoman is found in a Romani caravan, and a second woman from the village of Birch Hill goes missing, Redmond and Haze must peel back the layers of lies, prejudice, and misdirection to discover who’s truly behind the crimes.

With little connection between the victims, no obvious motive, and few clues, the case is their most challenging to date. Can they solve it before the killer strikes again?

Perfect for fans of Anne Perry and C.S. Harris (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook

Michigan Mayhem: A Cozy Christian Mystery and Suspense Novel (Garden Girls - The Golden Years Book 3) by [Hope Callaghan]

Lucy’s new gun safety and training course is off to a promising start, until someone connected to a group of class attendees is found murdered hours later.

“If you like Christian Fiction and Mystery & Suspense Novels, you’ll love the Garden Girls!”

Garden Girls – The Golden Years is the brand new spin-off series of the Garden Girls Mystery series.

You’ll enjoy the same fun-loving characters as they solve mysteries in the cozy town of Belhaven. Each book will focus on one of the Garden Girls as they enter their “golden years.”

Michigan Mayhem – Book 3 is Lucy’s story.

BONUS: Recipe Included!


Garden Girl, Lucy Carlson, has started a new business venture, Lucy’s Lucky Strike, a gun safety and training course.
Things are off to a promising start when a local farming family books a class after being targeted by a disturbing string of anonymous threats.

Unfortunately, the class doesn’t go as planned and the police are called in.

Just hours after attending the class, the family’s matriarch is found dead and the authorities find an important clue that leads right back to Lucy.

As if being part of a police investigation isn’t bad enough, Lucy’s life is turned upside down with a life changing family crisis of her own.

Will Gloria & the Garden Girls get to the bottom of who is behind the murder or will Lucy spend her golden years behind steel bars?

Pre-order your copy of Michigan Mayhem today! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Cottage on Gooseberry Bay: Kiss 'N Tell 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 4 in the series, four friends come to the area over Valentine’s Day. While in Gooseberry Bay they notice a kissing booth which gets them to joking around and they decide to come up with their own challenge – The Casanova Challenge – to prove once and for all which of the four is really the king of romance. Each of four the men agree to spend the weekend wooing the local women, raking up points for various acts such as, buying a woman a drink, getting a cell number, actually going on a date, engaging in a make out session, and actually scoring. One of the men apparently set his sights on the wrong woman since he ends up dead. Parker sets out to cover the story pulling Ainsley and the others into her investigation along the way.

Meanwhile Ainsley picks up some new information on the mystery she came into town to solve in the first place and the return of an old friend to the area seems to cause friction between Jemma and Josie. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Hearts and Dark Arts: Paranormal Cozy Mystery (Mitzy Moon Mysteries Book 12) by [Trixie Silvertale]

When a disappearing dog leads to a decades-old feud, will this psychic sleuth settle the score?

Mitzy Moon is bending over backward to be a good big sister. Spending a day at the pet invention convention seems harmless enough. But when puppy love turns into vanishing canines and a vengeful ghost, she’ll have to bend a few laws before more furry friends are spirited away…

Ignoring the handsome sheriff’s warnings about evidence that cuts both ways, Mitzy’s desperation drives her to make daring decisions. Unfortunately, one crime leads to two and her carelessness puts Ghost-ma and her interfering feline in danger. And with her family threatened by dangerous powers, her dreams of a happy ending could become a ghastly nightmare.

Can Mitzy save the pooch and her grandmother, or will she be forced to make a deadly choice?

Hearts and Dark Arts is the twelfth book in the hilarious paranormal cozy mystery series, Mitzy Moon Mysteries. If you like snarky heroines, supernatural twists, and a dash of romance, then you’ll love Trixie Silvertale’s madcap caper.

Buy Hearts and Dark Arts to undo the Valentine’s mayhem today! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Slay Misty For Me (Matchmaker Marriage Mysteries Book 2) by [Elise Sax]

“Fans of laugh-out-loud romantic suspense will enjoy this author as she joins the ranks of Janet Evanovich, Katie MacAllister, and Jennifer Crusie.”—Booklist
“Elise Sax will win your heart.”—New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis
It’s September in Cannes, California, which means it’s apple season. The town is enjoying the festivities and the apple pie, but a series of vicious conspiracies has thrown suspicion on a number of the townsfolk. From someone listening to private conversations in their homes to a drug-running funeral home to mysterious words added to dictionaries and killer vacuum robots on the loose, it’s citizen against citizen in the usually idyllic town. But Gladie is trying to stay out of the chaotic conspiracies as she continues her wedding planning business. When she discovers a woman dead by marshmallows after a wedding, Gladie becomes entangled in a murder mystery that might be connected to the conspiracies and might even turn out to be the biggest conspiracy of them all.
Slay Misty for Me is the second book in the Matchmaker Marriage Mysteries, the continuing adventures of Gladie Burger with all of the regular characters from the Matchmaker Mysteries. It’s perfect for fans of Miss Fortune, Stephanie Plum, and small-town, funny mysteries.
Matchmaker Marriage Mysteries…sometimes love comes with a few dead ends.
“Sax will make you laugh. Her larger-than-life characters jump off the page and make crazy seem like a fun place to hang out.”—New York Times bestselling author Christie Craig
“With quirky characters reminiscent of Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series and a small-town heroine redolent of Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse” –RT Book Reviews (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Stabbed In The Solarium (A Moorecliff Manor Cat Cozy Mystery Book 2) by [Leighann Dobbs]

When the Moorecliff clan gathers at Moorecliff mansion for Archie’s memorial service, no one expects gossipy aunt Shirley to end up stabbed in the solarium. It’s not really a big surprise though, pretty much everyone in the family had reason to want her dead.

With those closest to her at the top of the suspect list, Araminta and her mystery solving cats Arun and Sasha vow to find the answers to the questions that could lead them straight to the killer. How did mice get into the mansion? Where did the killer stash the murder weapon? What secret did Shirley know that someone would kill for? What is going on in the gardening shed at night?

As Araminta and the cats get closer to the answer, Araminta discovers that even those she calls her closest family have been harboring secrets of their own.

P.S. Will Araminta make peace with Jacob and as for his help with the case? What is going on between Stephanie and Ivan? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

A Not So Hallowed Eve (A Peachtree Point Mystery Book 4) by [J A  Whiting, Amanda  Diamond]

This is book 4 in the Peachtree Point cozy mystery series by USA TODAY Bestselling Author J A Whiting and Amanda Diamond.
It is October and Halloween is fast approaching in the seaside town of Peachtree Point, New Hampshire.
A new store has opened in town with the owner doing Tarot card readings and counseling people about their love lives. Peachtree Point’s librarian, Heather Redding, is in the store when she overhears two people arguing and learns that the shop owner is blackmailing someone from town.
When a murder is linked to the new shop, it will take Heather, her friends and family, Booker the cat, and the library’s murder posse to figure out what’s going on. Will they find the killer before he or she strikes again?


Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

A Winter Tail of Woe (Country Cottage Mysteries Book 14) by [Addison Moore, Bellamy Bloom ]

An innkeeper who reads minds. An ornery detective. And a trail of bodies. Cider Cove is the premier destination for murder.

***Includes RECIPE
My name is Bizzy Baker, and I can read minds—not every mind, not every time but most of the time and believe me when I say it’s not all it’s cracked up to be.

It’s a snowy winter in Cider Cove and a show called Mayhem, Baking, and Murder is taping an episode at the inn with me as the guest host. But before we could dive into the deep end of all things homicide, the host drops dead and I have a feeling I’m watching a homicide play out in real time. I’m not wrong. But a shocking twist lands this case on its ear and suddenly it becomes the most dangerous homicide I’ve investigated to date.
It’s winter in Cider Cove. A chill is in the air and so is murder.

Bizzy Baker runs the Country Cottage Inn, has the ability to pry into the darkest recesses of both the human and animal mind, and has just stumbled upon a body. With the help of her kitten, Fish, a mutt named Sherlock Bones and an ornery yet dangerously good looking homicide detective, Bizzy is determined to find the killer.

The Country Cottage Inn is known for its hospitality. Leaving can be murder.

A laugh out loud cozy mystery by New York Times Bestseller Addison Moore and her partner in cozy crime, USA TODAY Bestseller Bellamy Bloom.
 Cosmopolitan Magazinecalls Addison’s books, “…easy, frothy fun!”

Cider Cove, Maine is the premier destination for fun and relaxation. But when a body turns up, it’s the premiere destination for murder. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

A Yarn Over Murder by [Ann Yost, Alice Duncan]

St. Lucy Found Dead in Funeral Home Sauna—Freshly Anointed Chief Of Police, Hatti Lehtinen, Investigates in A Yarn Over Murder, a Cozy Knitting Mystery from Ann Yost

—Red Jacket, Michigan, On the Keweenaw Peninsula—

A year after her marriage break-up and return to Michigan’s remote Keweenaw Peninsula, Hatti Lehtinen has settled into a peaceful life within the Finnish community as shopkeeper at Bait and Stitch, a hybrid fishing-and-yarn store.

When Hatti’s beloved dad, Pops, breaks his leg in a snowmobiling accident, the mayor tags Hatti to fill Pop’s role as the town police chief, and entire police force. Assured the job entails little more than prying quarters from frozen parking meters, Hatti steps up.

But Hatti’s peaceful existence is short lived when the town’s reigning St. Lucy is found dead in the funeral home sauna on the eve of the St. Lucy Festival. Now with a murder to investigate, Hatti’s situation is complicated when she discovers the prime suspect is her brother-in-law, Reid Night Wind, a circumstance sure to bring her face-to-face with the husband who dumped her a year earlier—a man she’d hoped to never see again this side of the Pearly Gates.

With the counsel of her knitting circle, Hatti launches her investigation, fearing someone among those she’s known all her life is a murderer. With the list of suspects growing like increases in a Finnish wedding ring shawl, the answer comes from an unlikely source. But can the town of Red Jacket ever be the same?

Publisher’s Note: The Bait and Stitch Cozy Mystery Series will be enjoyed by readers who appreciate clean, wholesome and humorous mysteries in ethnic settings. Readers who enjoy knitting mysteries as well as fans of Joanne Fluke, CeeCee James, Mildred Abbott and the Black Sheep Knitting Mysteries will not want to miss this captivating series by Ann Yost.

A Pattern for Murder
A Yarn Over Murder
A Double-Pointed Murder
A Fair Isle Murder

Editions Available: Kindle

Word Has It (Wordplay Mysteries Book 1) by [Julie B Cosgrove]

She wants to help her nephew, the cop.
She needs to restore her reputation.
And she had better watch out!

Wanda Warner enjoys having her nephew back home and their regular games of Scrabble on Thursday mornings, his day off from his new position at the Scrub Oak Police Department. While she would never consider herself a gossip, their chats help her keep tabs on her small Texas town. But then strange words like perp, jewels, escape, and lying show up in their game. And then Wanda learns of the possibility of jewel thieves in the vicinity.

Even though her nephew reminds her that her meddling has gotten her into trouble before, Wanda persuades her friends to help her investigate. It’s the neighborly thing to do, right?

Until someone is shot . . . (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

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