New Releases For The Week Of February 21st, 2021–Part 2

Tough Luxe: A Samantha Kidd Mystery (The Samantha Kidd Mysteries Book 11) by [Diane  Vallere]

She wanted to visit an old friend. The “friend” is in jail for murder. Can Samantha find new evidence to clear a convicted killer?

Fashionista Samantha Kidd’s new role as style columnist for the local paper encourages her to attend events and discover new trends. But when an out-of-the-blue invitation to visit an acquaintance arrives, standing out is the last thing she wants. The acquaintance is the heiress to a pretzel fortune—or she would be if she were free. Instead, she’s quietly serving a double life sentence after being convicted of killing her media mogul husband.

When new evidence surfaces, the heiress is ready to break her silence. But while the press lines up to get the scoop (and the ratings!), Samantha can’t help wondering who the victim is in this scenario. And after hearing the heiress’s story firsthand, Sam suspects the wrong person was locked up. If she’s right, a killer’s on the loose and will stop at nothing to silence Samantha too.

Can Samantha infiltrate the high life to expose a down and dirty crime?

Tough Luxe is the eleventh fashionable cozy mystery in the Style in a Small Town series. If you like manipulative characters, stylish crimes, and Orange-Is-the-New-Black drama, then you’ll love Diane Vallere’s high-stakes cozy.

Order Tough Luxe for a humorous mystery with a twist! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Faith, Rope, and Love: Faith and Foils Cozy Mystery Series Book #4 by [Wendy Heuvel]

Welcome to Valentine’s Day in Banford, where snow is drifting, love is in the air, and murder is rediscovered…

Cassie Bridgestone isn’t ready for Valentine’s Day – not with a recent breakup stinging her heart, and the alluring Daniel tempting her to move on.

So, when Cassie and Daniel stumble across the skeleton of a woman murdered in the sixties, Cassie can’t resist diving into the mystery to discover where love went wrong all those years ago. What better way to keep her mind off love in the present?

But things prove difficult as Cassie deals with a haunted house, faded memories, and suspects who are no longer alive.

Yet, someone is determined to keep the past buried and forgotten. Can Cassie bring the truth into the open before she suffers the same fate?

Revisit the cozy village of Banford with the fourth book in the Faith and Foils Cozy Mystery Series by Wendy Heuvel. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback

A cease-fire in flames. A dragon on the loose. And wouldn’t you know it? Guy trouble.

Getting drafted into a paranormal MASH unit during a war between the gods was life-changing to say the least. And it hasn’t left me with much of a personal life. Case in point: deciding what to buy Medusa for her baby shower should have been my only “me time” task for the week. But when my hot-as-Hades ex-boyfriend storms back into my life dragging a wounded, half-mad dragon shifter, things get complicated.

The dragon may be the key to ending the war-if I can heal her and keep her hidden. To do it, I’ll need the help of both my current guy and my ex-because nothing says love like a covert operation. But I can’t just let her die or fall into enemy hands. Even if keeping a lid on her secret might force me to reveal mine.

Either way, there’s no going back. This time, I have no choice but to change the world-or die trying.

Warning: This book contains Medusa’s baby shower, a dragon out of uniform, exploding showers, oracles gone wild, romance, adventure, and a well-deserved happy ending-in a MASH camp where everybody knows your business.

*The core of this book was originally called Immortally Ever After, published by St. Martin’s Press in 2013. The author has rewritten it into the way she always envisioned the story to be, which means it is now a romantic comedy instead of an angsty book. There’s also more community, more fun, and more Medusa. Pro tip: do not ignore Medusa… (Amazon)

Editions Available: Paperback

When former rescue cat Aubrey moves to the picturesque village of Fallowfield with his owners and their foster son Carlos, he is keen to explore the delights of the English countryside.

However, all is not as it seems among the villagers. The idyllic peace is shattered when a gruesome murder takes place at the village fete.

Tensions run high as spectres from the past begin to emerge, and Aubrey is particularly upset when suspicion falls on Morris, who may be almost permanently drunk, but is also a good friend to the local cat population…

Can Aubrey restore the peace in the village and help clear Morris’s name? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

The Rock: A DCI Ryan Mystery (The DCI Ryan Mysteries Book 18) by [LJ Ross]

FROM THE #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF HOLY ISLAND AND IMPOSTOR

FROM THE SHADOWS INTO THE LIGHT…

When a fishing boat is wrecked off the treacherous North Sea coast and the body of a young woman washes up on the beach beside the iconic ‘Marsden Rock’, DCI Ryan cannot ignore the call to duty.

With one already dead and more human cargo missing from the wreckage, Ryan and his team race to find the remaining souls — before it’s too late, and their investigation turns to murder. As they uncover the seedy underbelly of Tyneside, cold and calculated opportunism clashes with the rock-hard arm of the Law, but there’s one thing that proves stronger than stone…

The human spirit.

Murder and mystery are peppered with romance and humour in this fast-paced crime whodunnit set amidst the spectacular North Eastern landscape.

“LJ Ross keeps company with the best mystery writers” – The Times

“A literary phenomenon” – Evening Chronicle

“LJ Ross is the Queen of Kindle” – Sunday Telegraph (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Murder in Tuscany: An unputdownable 1920s historical cozy mystery (The Posie Parker Mystery Series Book 11) by [L.B.  Hathaway]

Under the Tuscan sun, ice-creams melt and dark secrets unravel…

March, 1925

Pregnant, bored, and longing for an adventure, Posie Parker accepts a rather last-minute Wedding Invitation from an old friend who is getting married out in the gorgeous town of San Gimignano, Tuscany.

But what Posie -and her husband, Richard Lovelace- arrive into is not a blissfully happy wedding party at all. It’s a chaotic mix of mistrust, unfaithful fiancées, bizarre Death Threats, uninvited wedding guests and a big dollop of very real unease.

As the wedding pre-dinner party unfolds, a murderer strikes again and again.

Secrets from beyond the grave are revealed, shadows of the past loom over the present, and disguises are uncovered in what has become a deadly, dangerous game of obsession.

Can Posie and Richard uncover the murderer before others die? Or will the truth come at a terrible price?

Murder in Tuscany is set against the beautiful back-drop of a sun-drenched Tuscan hill-top town, and is full of intrigue and red herrings, and is the completely unputdownable eleventh book in the delightfully classic and glamorously entertaining Posie Parker Mystery Series, although it can be enjoyed as a stand-alone story in its own right. This is a clean read, with no graphic violence, sex, swearing or strong language. This is a classic murder mystery which will appeal to fans of Agatha Christie and Downton Abbey.

˃˃˃ THE POSIE PARKER MYSTERY SERIES available exclusively on Amazon:

‘Murder Offstage’ (Book #1)

‘The Tomb of the Honey Bee’ (Book #2)

‘Murder at Maypole Manor’ (Book #3)

‘The Vanishing of Dr Winter’ (Book #4)

‘Murder of a Movie Star’ (Book #5)

‘Murder in Venice’ (Book #6)

‘The Saltwater Murder’ (Book #7)

‘Murder on the White Cliffs’ (Book #8)

‘Marriage is Murder?’ (Book #9)

‘Murder in the London Lights’ (Book #10)

~more on the way!

To be the first to hear about L.B. Hathaway’s new releases sign up for the newsletter. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Herringbones and Hexes: A Paranormal Cozy Mystery (Vampire Knitting Club Book 12) by [Nancy Warren]

What the hex is going on?

Life at Cardinal Woolsey’s knitting and yarn shop is about as smooth as shop owner Lucy’s knitting. In other words, lumpy, tangled and prone to disaster. Much like her spell-casting. But things get worse when her cousin and shop assistant Violet shows alarming symptoms of a hex. Who would do such a thing? Was it the guy from Witch Date she blew off? Or is Lucy the real target?

Meanwhile, Lucy’s dating a much older man. Like five hundred years older. The gorgeous vampire Rafe wants to marry her, but there’s more keeping them apart than an age gap. Can they make a May-medieval marriage work? Or will they say goodbye forever.

When someone dies, either the hex is to blame or there’s a murderer on the loose in Oxford.

Don’t miss the fun in this 12th novel in the best-selling Vampire Knitting Club series from a USA Today Bestselling author. There’s no gore, sex or swearing, just romance, humor—and murder. Come join the Vampire Knitting Club for the fun of it. Knitting skills not required.

“Reading this series is like visiting with beloved friends!” (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

The Hitwoman Owes a Favor by [JB  Lynn, JB Lynn, Parisa Zolfaghari]

Maggie Lee may be an inept hitwoman, but she pays her debts.

When Maggie told her friend Mia that she’d help her out of any mess she found herself in, she meant it. Of course they’d both been fifteen at the time.

Maggie hasn’t seen Mia in forever, until she suddenly shows up, intent on holding Maggie to her promise. Mia’s husband has disappeared, taking their money with him and she desperately needs it.

While Maggie has other things to worry about, namely protecting her father from whoever is trying to kill him, Mia makes it impossible for her to not reciprocate the favor.

Bound by a pinky swear, Maggie tracks down Mia’s soon-to-be-ex but doing so puts her at odds with the guys who have her back: Patrick, Zeke and Gino.

If Maggie’s not careful, her long-ago promise could have deadly consequences…especially since her psychic friend has predicted she’s going to die. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Night Moves by [Julie Mulhern]

Spring is in the air, and Ellison Russell has places to go, people to see, bodies to find. Strike that. For once, Ellison doesn’t discover the body.

When Detective Anarchy Jones investigates a friend’s husband’s murder, Ellison can’t help but get involved.

Now she’s waist-deep in toxic gossip, struggling with the soaring heights and nocuous lows of her teenager’s mood swings, fending off the advances of her first love, planning a wedding, and (of course) tripping over fresh corpses.

With her life a whirlwind of conflict, can Ellison unmask a devious killer, or will death poison her future? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Deadly Darkness: A World War II Mystery (Deadly Series Book 6) by [Kate Parker]

As Britain prepares for an imminent invasion, the murder of a celebrated Arctic explorer leads to the discovery of a web of Nazi spies on the south coast.

July, 1939. Newlywed Olivia Denis Redmond plans to spend a peaceful honeymoon in the country before war rips her soldier husband away. But when she finds a dead body in the midst of a blackout, Olivia is drawn into the investigation.

Since the police inspector isn’t interested in clues pointing to espionage and blackmail, Olivia must unlock secrets hidden for years in this idyllic village and face the wrath of an unseen enemy.

As danger stalks her, can Olivia expose a cunning killer before she becomes the next victim?

Deadly Darkness, the sixth book in the Deadly Series, is for fans of World War II era spy thrillers and classic cozy mysteries, of intrepid lady sleuths with spunk and smarts. No explicit cursing, sex, or violence.

Start exploring this journey or mystery and intrigue today as Britain and Germany draw dangerously close to war. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Donut Holes and Homicide (A Donut Truck Cozy Mystery Book 6) by [Cindy Bell]

Are Joyce and Brenda on a wild goose chase? Has the murderer already been caught?

Joyce and Brenda love running Donuts on the Move and business is thriving. They have recently started giving some of the leftover donuts to some homeless people that have set up camp in the woods. Including the eccentric Juniper who Joyce has become friendly with.

But then the owner of a local pizza place is found murdered. When Juniper is found with the murder weapon in his hand, the case seems cut and dried. But Joyce believes he is innocent and convinces Brenda to join her to try and find the real murderer.

Joyce and Brenda are on a mission to find out the truth and land up in a whole lot of trouble! Will they be able to stay alive long enough to catch the killer?

Recipe Included: Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes

Join Joyce and Brenda for a heartwarming cozy mystery with enduring friendships, delicious donuts and a little romance by USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author Cindy Bell.

Buy Donut Holes and Homicide and start solving the mystery today.
(Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

*** FROM USA TODAY & MILLION COPY BESTSELLING AUTHOR J. ROBERT KENNEDY ***

The Templar Detective and the Lost Children (The Templar Detective Thrillers Book 7) by [J. Robert Kennedy]

IT IS ONE OF THE KINGDOM’S GREATEST SHAMES.
BUT CAN ONE LONE TEMPLAR KNIGHT BRING IT TO AN END?

A desperate husband and father commits a heinous crime to protect his family’s future, then compounds it with an even more atrocious act to preserve his secret, forever condemning his soul to fiery damnation.

But the secret he thinks he has successfully protected is known to others, innocent and guilty alike.

And they are determined to take advantage, one to bring justice, the others to profit.

When someone from Thomas Durant’s past knocks on his door, he is shocked at the story he is told, as are his guests, Templar Knight Sir Marcus de Rancourt, and his trusted companion, Sergeant Simon Chastain.

Together, they vow to seek the truth, and bring justice to those involved in the King’s Court, and the slums of Paris.

From award winning USA Today and million copy bestselling author J. Robert Kennedy comes another thrilling mystery in the hit Templar Detective series, packed with action, intrigue, heartache, and humor, guaranteed to keep fans of historical thrillers finding an excuse to read just one more chapter before turning out the lights.

Get your copy today, and discover the terrible secret kept by the Kingdom of France’s noble families… (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Murder in the City (Country Girl in the Big City Cozy Mystery Book 1) by [Susan Harper]

A country girl, a big city, and a miniature goat. It’s no mystery that there’s gonna be trouble. Especially for the criminals.

A cozy mystery from International Bestselling Author Susan Harper

Bonnie Boone is headed to the big city to live with her childhood best friend, Katie Lou. . . and her goat. Some of the neighbors are less than thrilled to be sharing the apartment building with a goat. When one of those neighbors falls to his death, the girls find themselves at the top of the suspect list. Can the girls solve the murder mystery, clear their names, and keep Sylvester the goat out of trouble?

Murder in the City is the first story in the Country Girl in the Big City Cozy Mystery series. If you like fast-paced mysteries with interesting characters, troublesome pets, and unexpected twists, you’re going to love the Country Girl in the Big City Cozy Mystery series.

Download Murder in the City and see how a couple country girls, and a goat, get by in the big city!

Always FREE on Kindle Unlimited (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Baby Bundt Cake Confusion: Cozy Mystery (MURDER IN THE MIX Book 31) 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.

Noah and Everett take Lottie to their high school reunion. The catty women show up in droves and so does a killer. It’s almost Lottie’s birthday and her due date. It’s raining suspects and contractions. There’s a baby in the mix—and a killer too.

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

The Hercules Killer: A Paranormal Cozy Mystery (Digging Up Secrets Book 3) by [J A  Whiting, Amanda  Diamond]

This is book 3 in the Digging Up Secrets paranormal cozy mystery series by USA TODAY Bestselling Author J A Whiting and Amanda Diamond.
Archaeologist, Dr. Kara Wolfe, receives an early morning call from her office assistant reporting a break-in at the historical artifacts consulting business. When one discovery leads to another and bodies begin to pile up, Kara is pulled headlong into the mystery swirling through the city of Brooklyn.
Will she be able to use her skills and her special gift of “sight” to find the serial killer before other people lose their lives?
This story has paranormal elements. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Bunburry - Sinners and Saints: A Cosy Mystery Series (Countryside Mysteries: A Cosy Shorts Series Book 10) by [Helena Marchmont]

Miss Marple meets Oscar Wilde in this new series of cosy mysteries set in the picturesque Cotswolds village of Bunburry.

Harold Wilson, police sergeant in the picturesque Cotswolds village of Bunburry, loathes Alfie McAlister. Alfie is handsome, popular, a self-made multimillionaire – and worst of all, he and his friends Liz and Marge are much better than the police at catching villains. But Sergeant Wilson loathes one person even more – Bunburry’s vicar, Philip Brown – and is thrilled by the chance of locking him up for a local crime. When Reverend Brown refuses to defend himself or produce an alibi, it’s up to the Bunburry Triangle to uncover what’s going on.

Helena Marchmont is a pseudonym of Olga Wojtas, who was born and brought up in Edinburgh. She was encouraged to write by an inspirational English teacher, Iona M. Cameron. Olga won a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award in 2015 and recently published her second book in the Miss Blaine mystery series. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Frothy Foul Play: A Killer Coffee Cozy Mystery (A Killer Coffee Mystery Book 9) by [Tonya Kappes]

Welcome to the Bean Hive Coffeehouse where the coffee is as hot as the gossip!

“Fabulous fun and fantastic fried food! Kappes nails small town mystery with another must-read hit. Don’t miss this one!”
– Darynda Jones, New York Times Bestselling Author of Eighth Grave After Dark

Welcome to Honey Springs where the gossip flows as freely as the coffee. and The Bean Hive Coffee shop was usually the magnet to where it all occurred.

Honey Springs, Kentucky is abuzz with the opening of a new holistic health spa. There are all sorts of outsiders in town to visit and participate in the opening. A reviewer from a famous magazine is there, but he has the bad habit of writing scathing reviews of everywhere he visits.
Could this be trouble for the grand opening?

Add to the mix Loretta Bebe (the town socialite) wants her granddaughter, Birdie, to work for Roxy, so what if she has a bad reputation that’s a mile long?

Things get a little frothy after the famous magazine reviewer turns up dead and the weapon is found on Birdie.
Do you think Loretta is going to let anyone but Roxy Bloom use her lawyering skills to solve the murder?
You’re darn-tootin’ she aint!

Grab your coffee and hold on to your hat, this southern mystery is full of red-herrings with all sorts of snorts that’ll having you wanting to stay for bit longer at the Bean Hive! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle


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