New Releases For The Week Of February 14th, 2021–Part 3

Murder Afloat: A Lottie Lindberg 1900's Cozy Mystery by [Ruby Riverton]

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

The Cat in the Lighthouse (A Mystic Cove Witches Paranormal Cozy Mystery Book 2) by [Lilly Graves]

As the only shifter in Mystic Cove, Chloe feels alone in unlocking the mysteries surrounding her mother Raven’s tragic death. Rumors say she died from falling from an old lighthouse, but that’s not what a note says from beyond the grave. Breaking free a patient from Shady Pines Mental facility, and tramping around with a hoity toity Manx, Sir Sebastian Meow-Meow, could be her only hope at solving the case… and staying alive. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

The Clancy Evans Cozy Mysteries: Volume Two by [M. Glenn Graves]

Derisive detective Clancy Evans finds herself back in the Western North Carolina mountains. What begins as a mysterious adventure quickly turns into a deadly nightmare…

Clancy Evans and her black Labrador Retriever, Sam, return for five more criminal investigations that only they can help solve. From a missing person case turned murder, a savage beast loose in the mountains, corrupt government insiders, a missing girl, and man trying to claim Sam as his own – the twists and turns of this series are as numerous as the twists and turns of the forest trails.

“This is a wonderful detective novel, fast-moving and captivating, with a strong and sympathetic main character that happens to be a lady-detective, Clancy Evans.”

The Clancy Evans Cozy Mysteries: Volume Two includes – When Blood Cries, Outcast In Gray, Out Jumps Jack Death, The Dish Ran Away With The Spoon and Jewel Of A Murderer. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

The Inn at Holiday Bay Books 4 - 6 by [Kathi Daley]

A heartwarming cozy mystery series about losing everything, taking a chance, and starting again.

After suffering a personal tragedy Abby Sullivan buys a huge old seaside mansion she has never even seen, packs up her life in San Francisco, and moves to Holiday Bay Maine, where she is adopted, quite against her will, by a huge Maine Coon Cat named Rufus, a drifter with her own tragic past named Georgia, and a giant dog with an inferiority complex named Ramos. What Abby thought she needed was alone time to heal. What she ended up with was, an inn she never knew she wanted, a cat she couldn’t seem to convince to leave, and a new family she’d never be able to live without.

In book 4 in the series, the remodel is almost complete and Abby and Georgia are planning a huge grand opening. The only thing left for Abby to do before Lonnie can wrap things up is to go through the items left in the attic by prior residents. Abby is just about to get started when a woman named Trinity Roswell shows up claiming to be the great, great, great, niece of Abagail Chesterton, the wife of the man who built the house, Chamberlain Westminster. Trinity, a woman in her thirties, is doing a family history and has questions about Abagail. Abby only knows what she has been told by others but decides to help the woman locate the information she is seeking. They visit an old cemetery and come away with more questions than answers. While Abby and Trinity seek out the last of the secrets the house once held, Colt is busy with his own cold case murder, Tanner has a new litter of puppies, Nikki is dating a man Georgia doesn’t like and doesn’t trust, and Annie notifies Abby about a death in the family.

In book 5 in the series, the new bank president, who happens to be the son of the man who founded the community bank, is found dead and buried in his own grave. The man was not popular in the small community after making a lot of changes with his fathers passing and the list of possible suspects who might want him dead is extensive. Meanwhile, it is October and the inn is hosting Halloween themed events. The haunted weekends are just for fun but when guests report hearing noises in the hallway, Abby wonders if the inn might actually be haunted for real.

In book 6 in the series Abby and Georgia are readying the inn for the Thanksgiving Holiday, when tragedy strikes and one of the guests turns up dead. Meanwhile, a new group of guests have checked in, each with their own story to tell. Jeremy and Annabelle have moved into the basement apartment, Abby takes a walk down memory lane, Velma has a decision to make, and Georgia must come to grips with her own fear and doubt relating to her relationship with Tanner. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Secrets in Little Valley (Amish Lantern Mystery Series Book 2) by [Mary B.  Barbee]

A new Amish cozy mystery from Mary B. Barbee in the standalone Amish Lantern Mystery Series.

Levi expected to meet Ruby at their secret spot in the woods, but she was nowhere to be found. Due to a disagreement earlier that day at the breakfast table, Ruby’s father is faced with a battle of pride as the bishop of the Amish community in the small town of Little Valley. But when Ruby doesn’t come home for dinner, he and his wife begin to worry that Ruby’s disappearance might be more than just a teenage temper tantrum.

The new sheriff finds himself working hard to uncover all the secrets surrounding Ruby’s disappearance and rebuild the community’s confidence in the law. He reaches out to the trusted wise women and amateur investigators, Anna and Beth, for help.

Everywhere the twin sisters turn, another secret is revealed, but the biggest secret of all is about to be uncovered

Secrets in Little Valley is a compelling murder mystery, blending new and favorite characters to create a tale full of inspiration, new beginnings, and suspense.

Culinary Mystery Bonus: Anna and Beth’s favorite Amish recipes included. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

The Murder in Red Arch: An Olivia Guilbault Mystery - Book 1 (Olivia Guilbault Mysteries) by [J. Valentine]

Olivia Guilbault and the Murder in Red Arch

J. Valentine

We meet Olivia, the successful and well known private investigator, on a long Canadian Pacific train trip back towards her home town of Red Arch, northern Canada. It just so happens that a murder has recently taken place, and the people of the town expect her to solve the high profile case. What was supposed to be a short vacation to spend time with her brother, turns into a suspenseful murder mystery filled with fun twists and turns.

She’s met with many familiar faces, many she hadn’t thought about in years. Olivia, always one for drama, quickly finds herself entwined within people’s lives, and finds herself falling in love with someone from her past.

Will Olivia solve the case, and navigate her way gracefully through the drama of Red Arch? Will Olivia find true love along the way?

Olivia Guilbault and the Murder in Red Arch. A captivating murder mystery romance novel with adult themes. HEA / HFN certified. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Kiki Lowenstein Books 1-3 & Cara Mia Delgatto Books 1-3: The Perfect Series for Crafters, Pet Lovers, and Readers Who Like Upbeat Books! by [Joanna Campbell Slan]

You’ll love this anthology of heartwarming, brain-puzzling, and character-driven traditional mysteries that’ll keep you entertained for hours. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Holly and Hexes: A Paranormal Women's Fiction Mystery (Witches of Noel Lodge Book 2) by [Julie Nisse]

A pinch of cabin fever, a heaping helping of cantankerous crafters, and a dose of mysterious death mix well for a scrumptious paranormal women’s fiction novel overflowing with midlife mayhem!

With one murder case under her belt, Liv Engel is looking forward to a cozy holiday with her grandmother, Magda, and niece, Val. But when a potion-making class goes awry, Liv finds herself roped into a weekened at a quilting convention.But Liv’s worries about being bored go right out the window when the Quiltstravaganza opens to the murder of its guest of honor. When the crime turns out to be of the magical variety, our redheaded witch is thrust back int othe role of amateur sleuth to help the steely-eyed local deput unravel the mystery.

Liv’s magical investigation leads her into a world of competing quilters, backbiting coworkers, and mystgerious spells. And if she doesn’t find out whodunnit, and soon, there may be more bodies piling up.

Holly and Hexes is the second book of the Witches of Noel Lodge, a paranormal women’s fiction series with snarky witches, murky mysteries, and magical mayhem seasoned with a dose of holiday spirit. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

No Cone Unturned (Apple Orchard Cozy Mystery Book 12) by [Chelsea  Thomas]

Predatory loan shops ruin small towns.

But what happens when the loan shark gets murdered and everyone in town had a reason to kill?

Pine Grove is a comfy place. The kind of town where every living room has a giant, over stuffed armchair. Where there’s smoke in every chimney and a pie in every oven.

But all this murder is a problem.

Miss May used to be a lawyer. She’s solved lots of murders so far. But every new murder feels like she’s back at square one. No information. No suspects. Killer on the loose.

Chelsea and Teeny are her plucky sidekicks. They’re in it for the snacks. And the thrills. And the cherry on top.

Yes. This murder happened at the local creamery. It’s a crime against ice cream. And sprinkles! And whipped cream.

But someone’s hot fudge sun-dead and it’s up to our girls to find out.

Will our heroines find the killer? Or will this be the first suspect to get away?

You’ll love this clean cozy because everyone loves high stakes mysteries with lots of humor.

Download now. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Where Ravens Roost: the most gripping and addictive crime thriller of 2021 for fans of Angela Marsons and J M Dalgliesh (Detective Kjeld Nygaard, Book 1) by [Karin Nordin]

‘A delicious slice of Scandi noir – such a dark, atmospheric and compelling story! And ahh, if only those ravens could talk…’
Jackie Kabler, author of The Perfect Couple

The raven cawed at him, craning its neck unnaturally. As it dug its hooked beak into the mess of dried grass and twigs that made up its nest, a shiny glimmer reflected off a low-hanging bulb. Kjeld edged closer to get a better look. It was a human tooth.

Detective Kjeld Nygaard wants nothing more than to forget his family and Varsund, the small mining town he once called home, even exist. But while on suspension after his last case went disastrously wrong, his estranged father Stenar leaves a message on Kjeld’s phone claiming he’s seen a murder.

But with no evidence and Stenar suffering from Alzheimer’s, the local police think he must have imagined it. Kjeld can’t stop himself from investigating what actually happened, and soon discovers a body. But when the police start to suspect Stenar, it’s a race against time to discover the truth before it’s lost forever.

But will uncovering the truth expose family secrets that are best left buried?

Atmospheric and chilling, Where Ravens Roost is a gripping crime debut perfect for fans of J M Dalgliesh, Angela Marsons and Jo Nesbo.

Everyone LOVES Where Ravens Roost!

‘Brooding and atmospheric – full of mystery and twists where nothing is quite as it seems’
Catherine Cooper, author of The Chalet

‘Such a great thriller with superb characterization to boot. Hard to believe that it’s a debut’
Khurrum Rahman, author of Homegrown Hero

‘Absolutely loved it! If you like a slow burner, Scandi Noir this is the one for you!’
Laure Van Rensburg, author of The Downfall

‘The menacing, wintry heart of Where Ravens Roost gripped me from the very first page! Complex, layered characterisation, skilful writing and a twisty plot combine to create a Scandi-Noir thriller as dark as a raven’s wing. Hard to believe this is a debut!’
Louise Mumford, author of Sleepless (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Cargo: An Alex M. Mystery #3 by [Maggie  Seacroft]

When is one person’s baggage another person’s treasure? When it’s worth killing for.

Each of us, whether we like to admit it or not, has baggage. Those ideas or memories or even people that can weigh us down, keep us back, or hold us up from pursuing what we want… or what we think we want. Most times, it’s easier to see that baggage when it belongs to other people, as if our own has some super-secret cloaking device that keeps it invisible to us… until it’s dropped at our feet, or on our head, and usually in an unceremonious fashion.

While some of us have enough to fill the back seat of a Porsche, for others, their baggage wouldn’t fit on the deck of a cargo ship. In Cargo, An Alex M. Mystery #3, the quirky crew at the Marysville Marina unpack their issues where one person’s baggage could just sink them all! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle