New Releases For The Week Of February 7th, 2021–Part 3

The Dog Who Found a Body (A Tail Waggin' Mystery Book 2) by [Cynthia Hickey]

A nature hike turns deadly.

A dog digs up a body.

Somebody wants Trinity Ashford out of the picture.

After Trinity Ashford’s dog, Sheba, digs up a dead body, danger lurks at every turn. Trinity hadn’t gone snooping for trouble this time. Trouble came for her. Somebody is very interested in the crime she helped solve a few months ago.

Attacks and threats on her life have made Trinity determined to take down a killer before somebody is digging up her bones. Is the killer who she thinks it is or can it be someone she’d never suspect? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Something to Crow About: Another P.J. Benson Mystery by [Maris Soule]

P.J. Benson is at it again. She has clients’ taxes to finish and her baby is due in two weeks. This definitely is not the right time to get involved in solving a murder. But it seems she has no choice, and now her own life and the life of her unborn child are in danger.

Prior to her scheduled Mothers-to-Be meeting, P.J. Benson enters a church bathroom and overhears Brenda Cox, a friend and former co-worker, tell someone on the phone that she was caught getting the information they wanted and barely got away. P.J. tells Brenda to call 9-1-1, but Brenda says she’ll be fine and will see P.J. soon. When P.J. and the other women attending the Mothers-to-Be session hear police cars and an ambulance out front, they know it’s a serious accident, but it isn’t until the next day that P.J. discovers the victim was Brenda. The police consider the hit-and-run an accident. P.J. is certain Brenda was murdered. P.J.’s husband, Sheriff’s Deputy Wade Kingsley, warns her not to get involved, and P.J. knows he’s right, but someone seems intent on involving her. Over the next few days, friends and family help and complicate P.J.’s life as she tries to understand what Brenda took and why she was killed. Curiosity, however, can put a person’s life in danger. Not a good thing when SOMETHING TO CROW ABOUT is ready to arrive on the scene. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

The End of Mr. Garment (The Walter Ghost Mysteries Book 3) by [Vincent Starrett]

A novelist meets an abrupt end in this cozy mystery by the author of Dead Man Inside.

Stephen Garment, one of England’s greatest writers, is late for an engagement at the fashionable Chicago home of Mr. and Mrs. Howland Kimbarks. Fortunately, he’s just outside in a taxicab. Unfortunately, he’s dead . . .

Garment was alive when he entered the cab, and the doors were not opened. Somehow, he managed to arrive at his destination with a knife in his heart.The authorities are unable to find any leads, and the case sits quietly until word gets to brilliant amateur detective Walter Ghost. Ghost knows his way around puzzling crimes like this one. And with Ghost on the case, the killer can be certain they won’t miss their day in court . . (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover

Murder on "B" Deck (The Walter Ghost Mysteries Book 1) by [Vincent Starrett]

A 1920s cruise ship is bound for murder in this cozy mystery by the author of The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes.

Novelist Dunsten Mollock has no intention of going on a cruise just yet. He has come to the pier simply to see off his sister and brother-in-law, who are about to embark on a transatlantic cruiser for a European honeymoon. But when Mollock forgets to give his sister a copy of his new book, he finds himself accidentally bound for Europe.But that’s not the only surprise. Only two days after departing New York, a beautiful countess is discovered strangled in her cabin. Fortunately, Mollock’s friend Walter Ghost is on board. The astute scientist, explorer, and former intelligence officer always appreciates a good puzzle. He just needs to solve this one quickly and find the killer before someone else gets scratched off the passenger list . .  (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover

Dead Man Inside (The Walter Ghost Mysteries Book 2) by [Vincent Starrett]

A wealthy dilletante is on the trail of a killer with a penchant for theatrics in this cozy mystery by the author of Murder on “B” Deck.

A strange sight greets Chicago haberdashery clerk Rufus Ker as he prepares to begin his workday by unlocking the door to Bluefield, Inc. A sign is attached to the glass. It reads: DEAD MAN INSIDE! I AM DEAD. THIS STORE WILL NOT OPEN TO-DAY.

Once inside, Rufus is relieved to discover the shop is still in one piece and assumes the sign to be a prank. But no one is laughing when Rufus realizes the dummy in the window is no dummy at all. It’s the body of his boss, Amos Bluefield, and unfortunately this is only the beginning . . .

Scientist, explorer, and former intelligence officer Walter Ghost has come to Chicago to research some history, but after a stint in the hospital due to appendicitis, he quickly finds himself investigating a string of puzzling murders. Ghost is certainly no stranger to playing detective, but if he’s not careful, he’s about to get more familiar with the hospital . . . (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

A Brush with Death (A Nosey Parker Cosy Mystery, Book 2) by [Fiona Leitch]

Jodie ‘Nosey’ Parker is back!

When a body turned up at her last catering gig it certainly put people off the hor d’oeuvres. So with a reputation to salvage, Jodie’s determined that her next job for the village’s festival will go without a hitch.

But when chaos breaks out, Jodie Parker somehow always finds herself in the picture.

The body of a writer from the festival is discovered at the bottom of a cliff, and the prime suspect is the guest of honour, the esteemed painter Duncan Stovall. With her background in the Met police, Jodie has got solving cases down to a fine art and she knows things are rarely as they seem.

Can she find the killer before the village faces another brush with death?

The second book in the Jodie ‘Nosey’ Parker 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

Killing in the Village Commons: A Viking Witch Cozy Mystery (The Viking Witch Cozy Mysteries Book 4) by [Cate Martin]

Winter has come to the lost Norse village of Villmark, the wind and snow separating cozy house from cozy house like a knife breaks apart shortbread.
And for the first time in her life, Ingrid Torfa lives alone. No mother, no grandmother, no roommate. Just a big, empty house and a cat who loves to disappear. Magical studies fill her every waking hour, and yet those hours stretch out in unbroken silence.
Until a scream rents the night, drawing every neighbor out into the cold streets. A woman lies dead at the bottom of the well. It looks like an accident to the villagers, but to Ingrid it feels like a murder.
Luckily, Ingrid knows just the friends to help her solve the mystery. Not even the bite of winter can stop them from uncovering the truth. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

The Guest is a Goner: A humorous, paranormal cozy mystery (Sedona Spirit Book 1) by [Carly Winter]

She’s never believed in ghosts… until now.

As the owner of Sedona Bed and Breakfast, Bernadette Maxwell has always played up the rumors that her business was haunted. She’s never believed it herself, even though she can’t explain the odd odors that sometimes permeate the room or why a blast of cold air comes out of nowhere… until she has an accident and can suddenly see her resident ghost—her crazy, fun-loving, hippie grandmother, Ruby.

When a guest is found dead, the police rule it a homicide. It becomes apparent Bernadette is not only a suspect, but also in the crosshairs of the murderer. With no one to turn to for help, she relies on Ruby to assist her in a search for clues to bring the killer to justice.

Will Bernadette and Ruby find the murderer before Bernadette becomes the next victim?

Scroll up and 1-click this paranormal cozy mystery! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Checked Out: An Amelia Feelgood Mystery (Findlater Island Book 2) by [Beth McElla]

Amelia is back on quirky Findlater Island. This time with her car and all her worldly possessions. But she’s not even out of the ferry terminal before she spots another potential victim of foul play.

She doesn’t need the distraction of another murder to solve. After years of yearning, Amelia finally found a book club to join, although it’s a bit… odd. And there’s the matter of dealing with all the property she now owns while settling into island life. She has more than enough to keep her busy for the summer.

>But she just can’t let her suspicions go. Can she prove there was a murder and solve the crime before the killer strikes again?

Welcome back to Findlater Island, a small island off the coast of Washington with a quaint (relocated) English village and heaps of interesting characters. And yes, Sadie returns as Amelia’s canine sidekick! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Victoria Town Mysteries: A Compilation (A Victoria Town Mystery Novella) by [Mollie Cox Bryan]


Victoria Town, Va., where Victoriana meets murder.

It’s the town that time almost forgot—until it became a huge tourist attractrion for all things Victoriana. When Viv Barton moves into her aunt’s B & B to help, she has no idea what dark secrets lie beneath the town’s charming facade. 

This collection includes three mystery novellas:

Killer Spring Fling: When Viv’s daily walk becomes a dead zone.
Masquerade Murder: Nobody is who they seem, even the town priest. 
Merry Scary Victorian Christmas: A tea party turns deadly.  (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Kitchen Witch Wars and the Champion Killer Chef by [Heather Pherris]

Welcome to The Kitchen Witch Wars season one finale! Our first season has certainly had its own unique ebb and flow. Thanks for being a fan, and for staying with us through our stickier moments.

We do need to disclose a small technical difficulty before we can crown the champion: one of our crew was killed during the filming of this final episode. Foul play is suspected. Yes, it’s just the sort of thing host and aspiring witch Christelle Seabright was worried about all season long. And here she is so close to getting through it alive, too. Now she sees there are still menacing obstacles in that path.

Christelle’s impulse is to run out on them, just quit the cursed show and return to her former sedate life. But her contract is a magical one, so cannot be breached. She has no choice but to solve the final murder and select the winner herself—a task, she fully realizes, that is bound to upset many people and could well result in the final murder turning into the second-to-final murder. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Preserved: Meet Ireland’s Most Old-Fashioned Sleuth by [Fiona Sherlock]

‘Glorously gruesome and utterly unique whodunnit’ – SOPHIE WHITE

‘A compelling thrilling debut from the imagination of Ireland’s latest rising crime fiction star. A breath of fresh air and one to watch’ – PAUL WILLIAMS

He’s watching her unfold his masterpiece, but her time is almost up.

When a local farmer announces on social media that he has discovered a bog body in Ardee, the world’s historians are keen to explore the secrets of the life and grisly death of the victim.

Antique journalist January Quail is fighting to keep her newspaper job and uncovers far more than she bargained for. The victim is actually a recent murder, and January uses her nose for the truth to investigate the County Louth town. From shopkeeper to the publican, everyone is a suspect, but when the Gardai can’t find the killer, can January?

Once she sets down the liqueur glass, January gains the confidence of the lead garda investigator. Within days, the case unravels into a much more dangerous situation with a killer on the loose.

Despite the risk, January is electrified that this newest discovery has come at the perfect time to inject some colour into her flailing career. January relinquishes her old ways to fight for survival, abandoning her antiques column and vintage corsets to solve a cryptic crime that has the experts puzzled. This woman who longs to lives in the past must now fight for her life in the present. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Asbury High and the Kidnapper's Drive: Asbury High Series, Book 4 by [Kelly Brady Channick, Susan Schafer]

An Indie Bestseller!
An Indie Next Pick!

Debut author Kelly Brady Channick entices mystery lovers with twists and turns in in this striking new series, perfect for fans of good old-fashioned mysteries, for all ages.

Available in paperback now too!

On a quiet summer night, in the peaceful seaside town of Asbury, a local girl is kidnapped from her home.
That very same day, a car thief is chased through an empty car lot, narrowly escaping from their teenage pursuer.
Can the two be connected?
Once again, it’s up to Asbury’s favorite, fearless foursome to find out.

Carly, Maddie, Pilot and Cornelious enter the summer before their junior year ready for normalcy. After a few weeks of calm, it seems that Carly may finally have the drama-free summer of her dreams—other than her boyfriend returning from his two-week vacation hotter than ever, drawing interest from her peers.

Just as Asbury is lulled into a sense of serenity, tragedy strikes when a local six-year-old is kidnapped from her home…with no sign of a break-in, no ransom, and no reason. While the town is desperate to find the missing girl, car parts from Maddie’s father’s shop suddenly go missing, and the gang begins to wonder if the two are connected. With little faith in law enforcement, and prodding from Maddie’s younger siblings, the gang finds themselves at the center of the investigation.

Unfortunately, solving both cases isn’t so easy, as the gang must work around the continually growing criminal enterprise of the Pitbulls, the constant construction occurring around town from Governor Gibbz’s Grant, as well as their changing feelings towards each other. When Maddie and Cornelious begin to sense their friendship might be more than what they realize, jealousies arise as the teens garner attention from others.

With all these distractions, can the foursome save the missing girl and figure out who is stealing from Petrozza Auto?

Asbury High and the Kidnapper’s Drive is the fourth book in a thrilling young adult cozy mystery series, that fans of Nancy Drew, The Hardy Boys and Scooby Doo will love.

Editions Available: Kindle

The Path of Leashed Resistance: An Addie Walker Mystery by [Ailis Mckinney]

A fresh start, a dream job and a murder

Addie Walker needs a fresh start, and where better to do that than home sweet home? It’s not like anything exciting ever happens in the sleepy, cozy town of Sweetwater, Kentucky. Unless you count some of the wayward critters, like Benny the bull, the Harry Houdini of the bovine world or the Klepto kitty who has a penchant for taking things people would rather stay hidden.

So when Addie lands her dream job as head veterinarian at her mentors’ clinic, she soon realizes not everyone is happy she’s home. After a not-so-friendly public confrontation with Addie, the client is found murdered and Addie is the number one suspect.

With all the evidence pointing in her direction and the death of a second client, can Addie discover who from her past is out to destroy her present? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Lost Souls ParaAgency Books 1 - 5 Bundle: Paranormal Romantic Mystery Series by [K.M.  Waller]

Witchy Mysteries, Sweet Romances, Cozy Good Times!

Witches get things done! Welcome to the Lost Souls ParaAgency.

Included in Bundle:

Book 1: Lost Souls ParaAgency and The Three Witches of Burberry (Amira and Lex)

Book 2: Lost Souls ParaAgency and the Ghostly Reunion (Amira and Lex)

Book 3: Lost Souls ParaAgency and the Illusion of a Vampire (Ally and Sidney)

Book 4: Lost Souls ParaAgency and the Mysterious Bag of Bones (Ally and Sidney)

Book 5: Lost Souls ParaAgency and the Creature of White Oak Swamp (Ris and Jordie)

Bonus short story: Lost Souls ParaAgency and the Christmas Siren **previously a part of the Hexes and Holly collection** (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Casket Case: The Cynthia Shade Mysteries: Book 1 by [Lee James]

Cynthia Shade. That’s her name. She has ADHD and cynophobia. That’s just a fancy way of saying she’s terrified of dogs. Not all dogs mind you, just the tiny ones that come at you with their razor-sharp fangs and frenzied eyes. To make it worse, she can’t find a job, rather, she can’t keep a job, and she’s about to be evicted. Just when she gets a glimmer of hope she’s blackmailed into trying to solve a murder.
Cue the handsome sheriff who awakens real interest in perpetually single Cynthia, and a cast of crazed suspects. One of whom is determined she doesn’t make it out of this adventure alive. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle