New Releases For The Week Of February 7th, 2021–Part 2

Bread It and Weep: A Culinary Cozy Mystery Series (Twin Berry Bakery Book 3) by [Wendy Meadows]

Rita and Rhonda Knight are happy all of their troubles seem to be over. Rita is even happier when she arrives at Billy Northfield’s farm to pick some pumpkins. But when a dead body shows up on Billy’s farm, the beautiful autumn day turns dangerous. To make matters worse, the man Rita is starting to care about is forced to go to a Nevada town by the murderer.

Unwilling to leave Billy to fight the killer alone, Rita and Rhonda go to Nevada with him. Will the sisters survive the dark mind of a determined killer or will they get buried in a deserted town? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Love Croakies: A Magical Cozy Mystery with Talking Animals (Enchanting Inquiries Book 11) by [Sam  Cheever]

The heart holds the potential for great love…and a deadly need to protect it.

Love potion? Really?

I don’t have enough trouble dealing with a cranky assistant, a mouthy frog, an opinionated cat, and a hobgoblin who thinks getting smacked upside the head is the best kind of fun?

Now I’m dealing with a love potion that turns a delightful human emotion into a death sentence.

Banshee bunions!

As if I didn’t already have enough trouble with my love life.

Now I have to save someone else from dying of love.

This magical librarian gig is going to be the death of me.

Or…you know…of someone else. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Wine & Dine Mysteries Boxed Set (Books 1-5) by [Gemma Halliday]

From #1 Amazon & New York Times bestselling author Gemma Halliday comes the USA Today bestselling Wine & Dine Mysteries!

The Oak Valley Vineyard has been in Emmy Oak’s family for generations. So when the small Sonoma winery is suddenly in financial trouble and in danger of being gobbled up by the corporate giants, Emmy moves home to try to save her legacy with her modern culinary know-how. What she doesn’t expect is murder, mayhem, and possibly a little romance…

This boxed set contains the first 5 full-length novels in the Wine & Dine Mysteries series, including:
A Sip Before Dying – book #1
Chocolate Covered Death – book #2
Victim in the Vineyard – book #3
Marriage, Merlot & Murder – book #4
Death in Wine Country – book #5

**Simple and delicious recipes and affordable wine pairings included!**

“Ms. Halliday is the undisputed queen of the genre.”
~ Fresh Fiction

“I rank A Sip Before Dying as one of my favorite fun reads. I say to Gemma Halliday, well done!”
~ The Book Breeze

“The Wine & Dine Mystery series is a definite to read and keep an eye out for more to follow.”
~ Cozy Mystery Book Review

Other Wine & Dine Mysteries:
Fashion, Rosé & Foul Play – book #6
Witness at the Winery – book #7

Rating: This story does not contain any graphic violence, language, or sexual encounters. Its rating would be similar to PG-13 or what you would find on a Hallmark Channel movie or TV series. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Birds of a Feather: 2: Crazy as a Loon (Bennett Sisters Mysteries Book 15) by [Lise McClendon]

Wales in winter is cold, frosty, and rainy. Definitely not France in summer. And yet the Bennett Sisters find the isolation of a rambling country house near Monmouth as mysterious and treacherous as any village in the Dordogne. When the Bennett sisters get together, as they say, anything can happen.

Part 2 of the trilogy BIRDS OF A FEATHER continues the events of Swan & Peacock, where the sisters converge to give Elise emotional support after unwanted attention from one of her boyfriend’s family. A distant French cousin arrives unexpectedly, throwing the household into chaos, just as their annual New Years bird shoot is about to take place.

Will crazy cousin Sabine and her entourage manage to deliver an elaborate New Years Eve réveillon dinner? Will Elise’s guilty parties get their comeuppance? Will the liquor cabinet be drained again? Will the Bennett Sisters have more than a quiet village holiday on their plates this year? Pascal and Merle, Annie and Callum, Elise and new boyfriend (from Lost in Lavender) Conor take on a flock of family kerfuffles in this second part of BIRDS OF A FEATHER.

Read on, mes amies! On to the conclusion, Part 3: Fly the Nest, coming soon (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Fall From Lace: A Spinsters' Sewing Circle Regency Cozy Mystery (Spinsters' Sewing Circle Regency Cozy Mysteries Book 1) by [Emily Claire]

Who killed the curate?

Miss Lydia Shrewsbury is a churchmouse. Everyone knows it, from her dearest friends within the Spinsters’ Sewing Circle to her most distant acquaintances within the parish.

So when the beloved new curate turns up dead the night before Valentine’s Day, stabbed through the heart with Lydia’s own knitting needle, not even Lydia’s closest friends expect her to do more than cry and perhaps arrange a luncheon after the funeral service. After all, the tragedy was only a robbery gone wrong, and how could any vicar’s daughter hope to bring the long-gone thief to justice?

But Lydia can’t shake the feeling that this crime was somehow personal. The clues suggest the curate was murdered for some terrible purpose, and everyone at the house party seems to have a motive. Was it the high-born lady whose charitable endeavors are at risk? The beautiful young lady of the house who’s hiding an agonizing secret? Her mother, who had every reason to want the curate gone? Or even the butler, whose private life is more scandalous than it seems?

And that’s to say nothing of handsome Mr. Pemberton, a notorious gambler and infuriating flirt from London who seems equally likely to have killed the curate and to drive Lydia to commit a murder herself.

This cozy, romantic Regency murder mystery—full of strong female friendships, gripping twists and turns, and witty repartee sharper than a knitting needle—is sure to delight fans of Jane Austen, Lynn Messina, and Patricia C. Wrede. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Collectors, Cats & Murder: A Cozy English Animal Mystery (A Dickens & Christie Mystery Book 4) by [Kathy Manos Penn]

An unexpected inheritance. Missing bequests. Can these amateur detectives pen a satisfactory solution to a literary murder?

Leta Parker is both saddened and happy. Though the second anniversary of her husband’s sudden death makes her wistful, her revitalized life in the Cotswolds and a long-distance boyfriend have brought her joy. But when her beau visits for a literature festival, she finds herself immersed in a book collector’s suspicious demise…

Though she’s thrilled to once again team up with the Little Old Ladies’ Detective Agency and her precocious pets to crack the case, Leta fears her new love will worry about the danger. And with anomalies at the scene and the police not ready to declare a homicide, the clever sleuth may be following the clues to a dead ending.

With the game afoot, can Leta and the crew arrive at the truth?

Collectors, Cats & Murder is the gorgeous fourth book in the Dickens & Christie cozy mystery series. If you like sassy felines, clever canines, and spunky well-read women on a crime-solving spree, then you’ll adore Kathy Manos Penn’s tempting page-turner.

Buy Collectors, Cats & Murder to expose the incriminating details today! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

The Reticence: A Suspense Mystery Thriller (Nantahala River Book 3) by [Levi Fuller]

In the third book in this series, detectives Margo and Marcia are separated for the first time, with Margo facing potential jail time for murder. But Marcia refuses to admit defeat and will do everything necessary to get her sister back where she belongs: working the case by her side. With a young lawyer eager to help the two sisters, they pursue their investigation, leading to the revelation of some long-forgotten secrets about the people of Havermill.

After all, guilty people always like to talk eventually.
Why did Donna O’Brien feel such a connection to Mandy?

And why was Mandy’s father so much closer to home than he ever said?
But the more answers the sisters find, the deeper they get dragged into the affairs of the town’s residents. With another interview reaching a surprising conclusion, can Margo and Marcia find out the identity of Mandy’s killer, or will they be doomed to fail like so many detectives before them?

If you like suspense mystery books, then you will love The Reticence 3.
Click the Buy NOW or Read NOW button at the top and join their search today. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Berry Bruiser (A Juiced Around The Corner Cozy Mystery Book 4) by [Gretchen Allen]

A new recipe… for murder?

When things in the tiny, unincorporated town of Hazard Valley are turned upside down, Marley Bloom has to decide what to tackle first. She’s got a juice truck to run, her friends need her help with a project, and everyone’s least favorite person is found snooping around in all the wrong places.

To add to her plate, Marley’s partner in crime-solving is out of town, so she’s on her own when a body is found at the local cafe. Everyone is looking to her for answers, and she’s running herself ragged trying to hunt down every last clue in order to save the day.

Jealousy and revenge become clear, and Marley isn’t sure who to trust anymore. A shocking secret unfolds, leading her right to the killer, threatening not only her but the life of everyone she loves most.

Can she untangle this twisty mystery on her own, or will she end up on the menu for murder? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Murder on the Oxtail Express: A Cozy Paranormal Women's Fiction (Snips and Snails Cafe Mystery Book 2) by [Elizabeth Rain]

As the Newly Appointed Resident Soup Witch in charge of Snips and Snails Cafe, it’s Juli’s job to make sure the Soup of the Day delivers…a daily dose of magic that is…
Moonlighting as Veil Falls Amateur Sleuth helps keep her in coffee beans and pays the heating bill.
Life after 40 can be a challenge…what with too many gray hairs to pluck, all the sagging and bagging, and a faulty internal temperature control…
When Mr. Fried and extra crispy shows up in bed at the local Retirement home, Juli decides to take the case.
…and then they realize they have the wrong guy…
The real resident is missing…and the identity of the victim is a mystery…
And someone isn’t too keen on Juli solving it… (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Crush and Burn: An Aurora Aspen Magical Holiday Mystery, Book 2 (Aurora Aspen Magical Holiday Mysteries) by [Paula Lester]

It’s almost Valentine’s Day in Shady Corners, and Aurora “Rory” Aspen is all-in on the day of love.

After all, she has a handsome boyfriend, a thriving event business, and fabulous employees who pick up the slack. They’re so good that Rory can accept last-minute Valentine’s Day ball events and still have time to do other things.

But when someone who attends one of her events is murdered right afterward, Rory’s free time is suddenly all spoken for. She wants to find the killer and keep her business’ good reputation.

But can she figure out the mystery before the killer strikes again? And can she keep herself on-track when her mother returns to Shady Corners, along with ominous warnings about a scary evil wizard who wants Rory’s spirit magic?
Or will she lose control of all the balls in the air and fall victim to a bad guy herself? Find out by downloading now. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Enchanted Island Mysteries : Serena & Grant by [Jenna  St. James]

A Bakery Owner and Part-Time Deputy

A New Detective With a Secret

A Magical Island Where Supernaturals Live

The first two stories: Secrets, Soul Cakes, & Murder and Yule Time Murder were in previous anthologies. The third story, A Deadly Homecoming, is BRAND NEW and will answer all questions and bring closure.

Secrets, Soul Cakes, & Murder: When witch, Serena Spellburn, finds a dead body in her garden, the new non-supernatural detective to Enchanted Island, Grant Wolfe, is sure Serena or her best friend, Tamara, are involved. Hoping to clear their name, Serena does some sleuthing of her own at the Samhain Celebration and slowly narrows down suspects. When the killer is finally pinned down, will Grant open his eyes and heart to the supernatural island around him and take Serena up on her offer to help? Or will his close-mindedness leave him powerless against the supernatural forces seeking to kill him and Serena?

Yule Time Murder: When witch, Serena Spellburn, discovers both a dead body and the theft of a beloved family heirloom, she has no choice but to help Detective Wolfe uncover who the culprit is—after all, she’s the best insight Detective Wolfe has into the long-standing family feud going back three centuries. Can the killer be captured and the beloved Yule Log returned in time for the town’s Yule celebration?

A Deadly Homecoming: When witch, Serena Spellburn, witnesses three people threaten physical harm to Grover Burns, she’s concerned…but when Aunt Serenity hex’s Gover Burns and he turns up dead the next day, she terrified. Serena joins up with Detective Grant Wolfe and sets out to clear Aunt Serenity’s good name and find out who really killed Grover Burns. But the dynamic duo needs to hurry…there’s a full moon coming, and Detective Grant Wolfe is about to learn his family’s big secret. When Shayla shows up on the island to help clear her mom’s name, will she be in time to help Serena and Grant, or will it be a deadly homecoming for Shayla? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

The Moving Stone: A Lawrence Harpham Mystery Book 5 by [Jacqueline Beard]

When a series of vanishings turn into murders, Lawrence Harpham is summoned to West Ham. Estranged from Violet and temporarily partnered with an oddball reporter, Lawrence pursues a ruthless serial killer.

Meanwhile, Violet’s contentment with her new life in Norfolk ends abruptly. What is causing the sinister movement of a gravestone, and who is following her?

Recently revealed secrets shatter everything Lawrence thought he knew about his past. Will Violet and Lawrence meet again? And will he ever recover from the horrifying revelations?

The Moving Stone is a historical murder mystery based on real events. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

A Case for the Candle Maker (Ainsley McGregor Book 4) by [Candace Havens]

Play with candles and you might get burned…

Ainsley McGregor has her hands full preparing for Sweet River’s Valentine’s Day celebration and her bestie’s wedding. So when a mysterious woman pitches selling her candles in Ainsley’s shop, Bless Your Art, Ainsley nearly blows her off. But the candle’s fragrance is evocative, and she can’t resist placing an order.

The candles are a hit, quickly selling out, but when Ainsley calls the woman to buy more, she’s unreachable. Hoping to connect, Ainsley and her Great Dane, George Clooney, stop by the local bed and breakfast. When George whines outside her room, Ainsley is afraid to look. She soon discovers that the candle maker is dead—in a room that was locked from the inside.

Although her brother, the town sheriff, is on the case, Ainsley believes the prime suspect is innocent. Intent to prove it, Ainsley once again drops into sleuth mode, discovering some surprising truths about the mystery woman. But has she just put herself in the killer’s crosshairs? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

The Mail-Order Witch: Episode 2 by [Joynell Schultz]

Ettie’s magic shop is infested…with hamsters?
How is that possible?

Unless whoever had sabotaged her in the past is back at it, trying to shut down her shop and drive her and her warlock husband out of town.

Could it be the church-owning neighbor? The nosey reporter? Or the town’s mayor?

Even Ettie’s own father-in-law is a suspect.

The hamsters must go before they get her business shut down, but there’s just one problem: Ettie’s fallen in love with those cute little fuzzy critters.

Read The Mail-Order Witch, Episode 2 to find out.

This series contains a prequel plus three stories:
•The Mail-Order Witch, Pilot Episode
•The Mail-Order Witch, Episode 1
•The Mail-Order Witch, Episode 2
•The Mail-Order Witch, Episode 3

(The Pilot Episode is available for FREE on the Author’s Webpage.) (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Who Wants Maureen Dead?: Snowflake Bay Cozy Mysteries Book 3 by [C Farren]


Someone wants Wren’s friend Maureen dead, and they’re very persistent. She’s been pushed down a well, poisoned, and almost run over by a car. To make matters worse Wren’s best friend, Deputy Keegan Fisher, has gone missing while trying to investigate. Wren is having a hard time trying to juggle her new business as well as her new houseguest, a heavily pregnant cat, and her mother’s spiralling love life, but she knows she has to be the one to solve all this. When she does she discovers a cold case that goes back forty years…

A cozy mystery novel by C. Farren with cats, humor, angels, and a thrilling whodunnit.

C. Farren is also known as USA Today bestselling author Cate Farren. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

A Stodgy Slaying: Kat McCoy Lake Country Cozy Mystery Series, Book 2 by [Jacqueline M.  Green]

Just when Kat McCoy is settling into England’s Lake District and learning to run her aunt’s B&B, an overbearing journalist from London shows up, demanding to see newly discovered illustrations by Beatrix Potter. Kat turns him down flat. She has enough on her plate with the newly renovated B&B mysteriously falling apart at the seams.
But then the journalist turns up dead on her doorstep with Kat standing over him with a knife in her hand. Cumbria constable (and new pal) Jaime Allen is forced to consider Kat a suspect. Can Kat clear her name before the B&B’s grand re-opening, or will her next residence be in Her Majesty’s prison? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle