New Releases For The Week Of March 28th, 2021–Part 4

Below the Belt (A Holly Hands Cozy Mystery—Book #3) by [Mia Gold]

BELOW THE BELT is book #3 in the Holly Hands Cozy Mystery series, which begins with KNOCKOUT (Book #1). Fans of Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum and Jana DeLeon’s Miss Fortune will find a new character to love in Holly Hands!

Holly Hands. 29. Single mom. Disgraced, former boxing pro. Repo woman.

Holly wonders if it’s a joke when she’s assigned her new job: to repo a helicopter.

She can’t fly. She doesn’t even like heights.

Yet where there’s a will, there’s a way. Holly can handle anything—as long as another dead body doesn’t come with it.

Unfortunately for her, it does.

Luckily, Holly has Lucky by her side—a neglected pit bull she found on the wrong side of a job, who refuses to leave her side—and who, like her, has nowhere to go but up. Together, maybe they can crawl their way out of the urban hell of their bad slice of Baltimore, where coming home at night is even more dangerous than going to work. Maybe Holly can manage to get her young daughter the medical treatment she desperately needs, and manage to get her out of her dangerous public school and into the private school of her dreams. Just maybe, she can fall in love with that private school Dad from the other side of town and start a whole new life.

Or maybe not.

Life has never been easy for Holly. And if the past few days are any indication, it’s about to get a whole lot worse.

BELOW THE BELT (A HOLLY HANDS COZY MYSTERY) is book #3 in a riveting new cozy mystery series, a page-turning thriller that grabs you from page one and does not let go. Get ready to find yourself reading all night, bleary-eyed, and falling madly in love with a new character who will fight her way into your heart.

More books in the series will be available soon. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Murder at the Cooking Class: Pet Portraits Cozy Mystery Book 13 (A Pet Portraits Cozy Mystery) by [Sandi Scott]

Ohh la la!, sexagenarian Georgie Kaye and her twin sister Aleta are up to their necks in murder and mayhem after Aleta wins free cooking lessons.

Between a dead chef, suspects who start speaking French at the drop of a hat and her ex-husband Stan behaving very oddly, Georgie has her hands full. Topping things off, Georgie receives an unexpected invitation to go on an overseas trip to the French Riveria!

Is Georgie ready to give up on Stan and move on with her life? Find out as Georgie solves the Murder at the Cooking Class in her own inimitable way. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Murder at the Vineyard: Pet Portraits Cozy Mystery Book 14 (A Pet Portraits Cozy Mystery) by [Sandi Scott]

From USA Today & Wall Street Journal Best-selling author Sandi Scott!

A bevy of bickering bridesmaids, a handsome vintner, and a dream vacation that needs to be saved!

When sexagenarian twins Georgie and Aleta Kaye arrive at a country inn nestled deep in the Napa Valley, they are looking to relax. There will be wine-tasting, chocolate and desserts enough for all, nothing could be better.

Unfortunately, a bevy of bickering bridesmaids, with Bridezilla at their head, are also guests at the resort and it’s not long before there is trouble in paradise.

The bride-to-be is dead and the local police are sure it’s murder.

Georgie springs into action to find out what really happened. No one is above suspicion, not even the debonair owner of the vineyard who is giving Aleta a come-hither look. Georgie pokes around in her own unique way and unexpectedly finds herself next on the killer’s agenda.

Can Georgie escape the killer quickly enough to save her vacation? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Stilettos Can Be Murder: A Lily List Mystery Exclusive by [C.L. Bauer]

“Holy Moly indeed,” Gretchen repeated. “Who would want to frame me for murder? I can’t think of anyone who doesn’t like me.”
Abby drank the remainder of the liquid in her glass. She crossed her eyes. “Don’t you? You can be a bit too much.”
Gretchen pursed her lips as though she was ready to unload on her young friend. Instead, she laughed as she looked down at Abby. “Well, what’s the point of living if you are just okay? There is never too much…too much excitement, adventure, money, or of me!”

You’re never too old to fall in love or to be framed for murder! Gretchen Malloy, the fifty-something (she’s not telling) elite Kansas City event planner stumbles over a dead groom on his wedding day. The police suspect the fashionable Ms. Malloy may be a murderer. She suspects the police don’t appreciate her flair for the dramatic or her good taste for the better things in life. One detective knows she’s not guilty, but desperately wishes he could charge the woman who gives him a headache anytime she’s near.
In a race to save her business and her life, Gretchen becomes an investigator determined to discover who is framing her. Surely it isn’t her former love who just happens to arrive in town at the same time? Her friend launching a political career wouldn’t want her in prison, would he? Would his new wife take some sort of weird revenge on her? And would the detective throw her in the clink just because of her big hair and amazing high heels?
Gretchen Malloy, supreme snoop and who usually knows everything about everyone, is in the search of her life. She’s left wondering…she may not be the only one in town with killer heels.

This Exclusive features characters from The Lily List Mysteries. Gretchen Malloy first appeared in The Poppy Drop as the ever irritating wedding planner. High heels were her signature as she joined forces with Lily Schmidt as amateur sleuths. Cozy mysteries may never be the same with Gretchen around! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Angling for a Strangling (A Cruise Ship Cozy Mystery Book 2) by [Paula Lester, M.E. Harmon]

A Murder’s Slippery Slide…

Poppy Legend’s forty and feeling fabulous. Her family’s new business is thriving, her gig aboard a luxury cruise ship, the Journee, is sailing along, and her love life…that’s becoming very ooh-la-la, with men coming out of the woodwork wanting a date. Including the man who tore Poppy’s heart out, though she can’t have a conversation with him without turning green around the gills.

But there’s a killer on a fishing expedition.

Welcome to the Braggadocious Big Fish Competition, a multi-day fishermen’s extravaganza hosted aboard the Journee. Anglers full of tangled secrets compete for everything from bragging rights to salvation; all with eyes on the grand prize of one million dollars.

A few days into the tournament, Poppy stumbles across the deadliest catch ever – a corpse left behind by a bloodthirsty scoundrel. Somebody is playing a lethal game of fish or cut bait…the keyword being cut and bait being anyone in the killer’s way.

If Poppy doesn’t flesh out the bad guy before the contest ends in a few days, the cruise line might go under and her family’s livelihood with it.

Like it or not, she’s on the case. But the murderer is busy chumming the waters and scattering a trail of red herrings to keep Poppy off the scent just long enough to escape.

Will Poppy’s net catch a fishy fiend in time, or will she end up dearly departed and dangling from a predator’s hook? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Date with Deceit (The Dales Detective Series Book 6) by [Julia Chapman]

Julia Chapman’s sixth Dales Detective Agency novel, Date with Deceit, sees Delilah going undercover at a shoot involving dangerous criminals. Perfect for fans of Richard Osman’s The Thursday Murder Club and M.C. Beaton.

A woman in tears in the Dales Detective Agency is never the best way to start the week. But when that woman is the wife of Bernard Taylor, town mayor and eminent businessman, there is even more cause for alarm. So when Nancy Taylor asks the detectives to investigate whether her husband is having an affair, Samson O’Brien and Delilah Metcalfe know they will have to tread carefully.

The case, however, proves to be more complex than even they had imagined. While Delilah is undercover at a local shoot to better keep tabs on the errant husband, she is on the scene for a fatal incident that sends the town into turmoil. Soon the detective duo are embroiled in a far more serious investigation than mere infidelity as they discover that deceit is rife in Bruncliffe. And it may well prove deadly . . . (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Death By Appointment (Dr Cathy Moreland Mystery) by [Mairi Chong]

Would YOU dare to keep the doctor waiting …?

Dr Cathy Moreland, recuperating from a severe mental breakdown, hopes to find peace in a remote Scottish coastal village. While there, she learns that, thirty years ago, its community had been devasted when a young woman threw herself from a nearby rocky headland into the sea. She was clutching her new-born child.

During Cathy’s stay, another tragedy occurs. Initially, it is assumed that the recent death is suicide but as the days pass, it becomes increasingly clear that her initial casual interest in the events threatens her own life. Cathy must draw on all of her courage to unearth the truth. A deadly malice creeps the winding lanes that surround the hamlet. Its stealthy footfalls are tender and reassuring but its true intent is as cruel as the sea itself.

DEATH BY APPOINTMENT is an enthralling and heartfelt murder mystery, the solution to which, will challenge even the most ardent murder mystery fans. If you enjoy British classic crime mixed with authentic medical drama, then you’ll love Mairi Chong’s prequel to the much-loved Dr Cathy Moreland Mystery series. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Lavender's Tangled Tree (Piney Falls Mysteries Book 4) by [Joann  Keder]

You are cordially invited to the wedding of Lanie Anders and Cosmo Hill!

In the fourth book of the Piney Falls Mysteries Series, the wedding event of the decade is about to take place in Piney Falls. From the decorations to the cake and music,  every single citizen has contributed in some way to make this day perfect. Until Cosmo and Lanie begin their lives together, everyone is on their best behavior, trying to assure no mystery disrupts the one thing they’ve all worked in unison to achieve.

When a stranger shows up at Cosmic Cakes and Antiquery with some shocking news, the perfectly constructed event begins to fall apart. Even more concerning, Cosmo and Lanie’s future together may be in jeopardy. The stranger’s message means Lanie must face the one thing she’s been avoiding her entire adult life: her mother.

The twisted family mystery that begins to unravel before her will change everything Lanie thought she knew about herself.

Don’t miss the fourth installment of this exciting cozy mystery series with a dash of humor, history and of course a good mystery! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Dead Asleep (Jensen Beach Mysteries Book 3) by [Rodney Riesel]

Now that John Burton’s pool is installed, he just wants to spend a quiet, lazy week pool-side sipping on margaritas and LandShark Lagers at his waterfront home in Jensen Beach, Florida. However, those plans are soon derailed when his sexy next door neighbor, Cassie, strolls over for a drink and a swim. When Cassie tells John and his childhood pal, Kurt Powell, about her friend’s deadly dreams, and how the young girl has already predicted the deaths of two strangers, Kurt wants to investigate. And as usual, John reluctantly goes along with the plan.
In Dead Asleep, the third book in the Jensen Beach series, join John and Kurt as they get themselves into more trouble investigating a string of seemingly unrelated deaths. With the help of Cole Ballinger and Spence Oller, the two soon figure out that things are not always as they appear, and they too, may soon come face to face with death. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Flea Market Felony: A Cozy Mystery Novel (The Mattie and Mo Mysteries Book 1) by [Tricia L. Sanders]

These new retirees have just hit the road. Will their first campsite’s shenanigans land them both in handcuffs?

Mattie Modesky’s been hankering to start retirement right. Even if it’s in an RV. The sassy senior believes there’s no time like the present after her policeman husband hangs up his badge and they hit the road.

When they reach their first RV park, the yoga instructor hitting on Mattie’s man turns her peaceful vacation sour. In an effort to stand her ground and confront the sneaky resident, Mattie finds a new friend, a stiff corpse, and her husband as the prime suspect.

She is shocked to her core when her man’s newly purchased pocketknife is the murder weapon. But when the real killer makes the fatal mistake of dognapping her beloved pooch, the silver-haired sleuth sets her sights on solving the crime herself and proving her lawman’s innocence.

Can Mattie clear her hubby’s name and reclaim their pup before the villain turns their golden years into iron bars? Or will the killer roll away in a motor home with Mattie’s dog in the passenger seat?

Flea Market Felony is the adventure-packed first book in The Mattie and Mo Mysteries series. If you like irresistible characters, fun surprises, and captivating whodunits, then you’ll love Tricia L. Sanders’s clever read.

Buy Flea Market Felony to catch a dastardly devil today! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

The Hasidic Rebbe's Son: A Becks Ruchinsky Mystery by [Joan Lipinsky Cochran]

The murder of an ultra-religious student seeking refuge in her home forces an investigative reporter to explore the seedy underside of South Beach’s glitzy nightclub scene and the insular world of Hasidic Judaism to find his killer. Boca Raton reporter Becks Ruchinsky is surprised when her son, Gabe, brings a frightened young man home from college and asks her to hide him. Menachem left his Hasidic community under mysterious circumstances and fears being kidnapped. Grateful to the young man for befriending her son, whose Asperger’s makes friendships difficult, Becks takes in the boy. Six days later, he’s found floating in a canal. Police insist Menachem’s drowning was an accident but Becks isn’t buying. Her investigation takes her from the gritty underworld of South Beach to secretive Hasidic communities in Miami and New York. In the process, she’s run off the expressway and her life and most basic religious beliefs are threatened. With the help of her ex-gangster father and a nosy Hasidic shopkeeper, Becks discovers the leader of a cult-like religious community is subverting rabbinic law to conceal ugly truths. As she uncovers layer upon layer of lies and deceptions, Becks discovers her son’s life may depend on her ability to unearth these secrets. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Secrets in Oak Creek - A small-town mystery/romance : Emily's Trauma by [B. K.  Stubblefield]

A small town with a dark secret. A new arrival in grave danger. Can she solve the mystery before she ends up the next victim?

The best part of Emily’s childhood may have been the time she spent with her quirky aunt. So when her favorite relative passes away, she drops everything to attend the funeral in the small town of Oak Creek. But she never expected to inherit her aunt’s entire estate, including her massive black dog Bentley. Just as she starts to get the hang of small-town life, an unknown driver runs her off the road and sends her to the hospital.

As doctors tend to her and she makes a connection with a charming Oak Creek resident named Ryan, Emily racks her brain to figure out who would want her dead. When sparks start to fly between her and the good Samaritan that sat by her bedside, they team up to solve the mystery. Digging into the crime starts to reveal a dark side to Oak Creek and long-held secrets nobody wants to be revealed. With Bentley’s help, Emily and Ryan must uncover the truth before her assailant comes back to finish the job.

Secrets in Oak Creek is an action-packed standalone romantic mystery. If you like thrilling suspense, courageous characters, and a large portion of heart, then you’ll love B.K. Stubblefield’s sensational story.

Buy Secrets in Oak Creek to rescue a small town from its past today! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

The Artist Vanishes by [Terry Westby-Nunn]

Where is Sophie?
Infamous Cape Town artist Sophie Tugiers has been missing for several years. Her mysterious disappearance caused a brief ripple before dissolving into a distant media memory. Sophie’s controversial art alienated many
people: those who didn’t consider her a sell-out thought her last exhibition was sadistic – after all, one of her experimental participants committed suicide.
James Dempster is a jaded filmmaker with a whiskey problem. Following his acrimonious divorce, he needs a project to relaunch his stalled career. When he discovers he’s living in the flat Sophie once rented, he is drawn into her sinister tale.
What really happened to Sophie? What are her friends and enemies hiding? After James’s flat is ransacked and his research stolen, he realises unearthing the truth could lead not to his redemption but to his demise.
The Artist Vanishes explores ambition and success, guilt and responsibility, the ethics around animal research, and art’s lasting impact on those it touches. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Escape from Reality - The First Three Books by [Courtney McFarlin]

Escape from Danger

Three best friends. A dead body. Can the crew solve the mystery before the killer strikes again?

When Shay Reynolds moved back to her small hometown to open an escape room business, she had no idea she’d need to solve a murder.

Join Shay as she reconnects with her best friends from childhood, tries to solve a murder, and locks horns with the attractive detective assigned to the case. Sparks fly and danger lurks where Shay least expects it.

Escape from the Past
Shay Reynolds is having the time of her life. Her new business is booming, her relationship with Detective Garrett Locke is going great, and summer has come to Deadwood, South Dakota. What could go wrong?

Escape from Hiding
The infamous Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is in full swing, and Shay Reynolds and the gang are knee-deep in the chaos. A priceless bike goes missing on Garrett’s watch and Shay jumps in to help track it down. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

The Spellwood Witches Paranormal Cozy Mystery Series: Complete Collection Box Set(Books 1-5) (The Spellwood Witches Paranormal Cozy Mystery Collection) by [Melanie Snow]

A talking dog, a series of mysteries, a coven of witches, a fleet of mischievous forest fairies, and one handsome police chief.

If you had told Sarah Spellwood that this would be her life a few years ago, she would have laughed! But it all started with the arrival of an unexpected visitor with shocking news, and now Sarah has found herself the defender of the Witchland Forest as well as a novice witch.

When evil attempts to disturb the idyllic forest village, Sarah is forced to find out if her newfound powers are enough to protect the forest and keep herself alive!

GetThe Spellwood Witches Complete Series Collectiontoday!

Five Full Length Books

Book 1 ~ Witch’s Tail: Everyone wants to move to Witchland, but not everyone has the best intentions for the village. Can Sarah save Witchland from destruction and solve the suspicious death of her dear friend?

A Free Novella ~ Fish and Blame: Can Sarah bring justice to an innocent tourist and save the wrong person from going down for a crime? While struggling with learning how to use her own powers, Sarah is uncertain if she has what it takes to bring down another killer.

Book 2 ~ Howl Play: Will Sarah be able to defeat perhaps the most evil witch in all of history, to bring closure for an innocent man’s death?

Book 3 ~ Tail of a Feather: When Eli disappears, Sarah must venture into the caves under Witchland to save him. But is she strong enough to defeat the evil that lurks down there?

Book 4 ~ Impawsible Mischief: Something is wrong in Witchland, and this time the problem is coming from within the town! Can Sarah save Witchland before it tears itself apart?

Book 5 ~ Pawtrayal: Sarah just wants to settle down, but a ghost desperate for justice for his own murder case isn’t having it! Can Sarah vindicate a ghost and solve a crime that has stumped police for decades?

GetThe Spellwood Witches Complete Series Collection today! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

New Releases For The Week Of March 28th, 2021–Part 3

The Crone Age: A Paranormal Women's Fiction Mystery (Widow's Bay Book 8) by [Rebecca Regnier]

In Widow’s Bay, when someone calls you a crone it’s a compliment.There’s an epic showdown brewing in the final book of this beloved Paranormal Women’s Fiction Series.

Menopausal witch, Marzie Nowak, is waiting for someone, anyone, to say she looks too young to be a grandma. But looks aside, her brand new grandbaby is rocking her world. Too bad everything else in Widow’s Bay is upside down. There’s a dead body, a haywire wand, and her beloved magical cat has been hexed! Between that and an ex-husband who’s decided to move in on her turf, Marzie’s feeling very much the crone.

Plus some new faces have moved into Widow’s Bay and they’re giving the Distinguished Ladies Club a run for their money. With a possible killer on the loose and everyone around her acting strangely, the pressure is on Marzie to sort things out. Big changes are afoot in Widow’s Bay and in Marzie’s family.

Don’t miss the epic finale as empty nest witches team up with handsome vampires and flirty shifters in the most magical town in Michigan.

The Crone Age is the eighth book in this spellbinding paranormal cozy mystery series. If you like clever heroines, snarky humor, and supernatural small towns, then you’ll love Rebecca Regnier’s bewitching mystery. Paranormal women’s fiction fans will want to move to Widow’s Bay. Where a hot flash means a witch is just getting warmed up! Join this coven of empty nest witches today!

Buy The Crone Age to fall under the spell of a witty, whimsical paranormal women’s fiction mystery! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Rest In Fleece: A Knitorious Murder Mystery Book 8 by [Reagan  Davis ]

Coming March 31st, 2021

The 8th book in the Knitorious Murder Mystery series!

*Paperback and Kindle Unlimited available from March 31st, 2021*

Calm turns to chaos when a mysterious fortune teller comes to town.

At first, the fortune teller’s pleasant predictions amuse the residents of Harmony Lake, but lives are turned upside down when she uncovers deep, dark secrets that some people would prefer to keep buried.

Mysticism turns to mystery when the fortune teller predicts her own murder.

When the finger of suspicion points at someone close to me, I’m determined to clear their name by finding the real killer.

Was the fortune teller’s tragic fate really in the cards, or did her secret identity and troubled past catch up with her? Were her psychic powers real or was she a crafty con artist?

With a little help from my friends, I predict we can find the real killer before the wrong person takes the blame.

If you like your cozy mysteries with a bit of humour, small town Canadian life, a hint of romance, a close circle of quirky, lovable characters that you wish you knew in real life, dogs and cats, and free knitting patterns, there’s something in this series for you.

Clean read: no graphic violence, sex, or strong language.

Other books in the series:

  • Knit One Murder Two
  • Killer Cables
  • Murder & Merino
  • Twisted Stitches
  • Son of a Stitch
  • Crime Skein
  • Sins & Needles
  • Rest In Fleece

Each book in the Knitorious murder mystery series is a standalone mystery that is solved by the end of the book. The books can be read in any order, however the characters lives and relationships evolve and change over time. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Bell, Book and Scandal: Bedknobs and Broomsticks 3 by [Josh Lanyon]

Black Cats. Black Arts. Black. Mail.

Must a witch break his vows to save his marriage?

Cosmo Saville has never been happier. His adored husband has finally accepted his witchy ways. And in return, his promise to stay out of police business guarantees them a happily ever after. At least, until Cos discovers he might be a pawn in a dangerous game of blackmail…

Police Commissioner John Joseph Galbraith feels relieved that the lies and secrets are over and his marriage is back on track. Especially since he has his hands full with a high-profile suicide and rumors of a city-wide extortion ring. But when he stumbles across his own wicked witch breaking his vow by using magic to play sleuth, John agonizes over old wounds.

With the commissioner’s badge and family in jeopardy, Cosmo feels he has no choice but to use every power in…his power. Even if that dark decision costs him everything he cares about most.

Can the witch expose a dark conspiracy, save John’s career, and return to love’s delicious spell?

Bell, Book and Scandal is the third book in the Bedknobs and Broomsticks mystery-romance series. If you like quirky characters, snappy spells, madcap suspense, and Happily Ever Afters, then you’ll love Josh Lanyon’s bewitching supernatural story. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Death in Florence (A Year in Europe—Book 2) by [Blake Pierce]

“When you think that life cannot get better, Blake Pierce comes up with another masterpiece of thriller and mystery! This book is full of twists, and the end brings a surprising revelation. Strongly recommended for the permanent library of any reader who enjoys a very well-written thriller.”
–Books and Movie Reviews (re Almost Gone)

DEATH IN FLORENCE is book #2 in a charming new cozy mystery series by USA Today bestselling author Blake Pierce, whose #1 bestseller Once Gone has received 1,500 five-star reviews. The series (A YEAR IN EUROPE) begins with book #1 (A MURDER IN PARIS).

Diana Hope, 55, is still adjusting to her recent separation when she discovers her ex-husband has just proposed to a woman 30 years younger. Secretly hoping they would reunite, Diana is devastated. She realizes the time has come to reimagine life without him—in fact, to reimagine her life, period.

Devoting the last 30 years of her life to being a dutiful wife and mother and to climbing the corporate ladder, Diana has been relentlessly driven, and has not taken a moment to do anything for herself. Now, the time has come.

Diana never forgot her first boyfriend, who begged her to join him for a year in Europe after college. She had wanted to go so badly, but it had seemed like a wild, romantic idea, and a gap year, she’d thought, would hinder her resume and career. But now, with her daughters grown, her husband gone, and her career no longer fulfilling, Diana realizes it’s time for herself—and to take that romantic year in Europe she’d always dreamed of.

Diana prepares to embark on the year of her life, finally turning to her bucket list, hoping to tour the most beautiful sights and sample the most scrumptious cuisines—and maybe, even, to fall in love again. But a year in Europe may have different plans in store for her. Can A-type Diana learn to go with the flow, to be spontaneous, to let down her guard and to learn to truly enjoy life again?

In DEATH IN FLORENCE (Book #2), Diana arrives in Florence, ready to shake off the events of Paris and fulfill her lifelong dream of being proposed to on the romantic Ponte Vecchio bridge. But Diana can never possibly anticipate what she is about to find on that bridge, and how it may just turn her romantic dream into a ridiculous nightmare!

A YEAR IN EUROPE is a charming and laugh-out-loud cozy mystery series, packed with food and travel, with mysteries that will leave you on the edge of your seat, and with experiences that will leave you with a sense of wonder. As Diana embarks on her quixotic quest for love and meaning, you will find yourself falling in love and rooting for her. You will be in shock at the twists and turns her journey takes as she somehow finds herself at the center of a mystery, and must play amateur sleuth to solve it. Fans of books like Eat, Pray, Love and Under the Tuscan Sun have finally found the cozy mystery series they’ve been hoping for!

Book #3 (VENGEANCE IN VIENNA) in the series is now also available! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

The Deadly Diadem: A Paranormal Artifacts Cozy Mystery (Paranormal Artifacts Cozy Mysteries Book 2) by [Tegan Maher]

What kind of crazy witch curses a diadem to kill people? Apparently the kind that founds small beach towns and makes iced tea and finger sandwiches for cocktail parties. Why am I not surprised? This is, after all, the south.

I admit I messed up when I dragged a sunken treasure chest to shore. I’ll even take part of the blame for my obsessive-compulsive sister throwing them in an auction before I had a chance to check them for magical mojo. That doesn’t mean I should have to deal with snobby socialites and the weak-kneed weenies that bow at their Prada-clad feet. Especially when said socialite is dead.

Actually, it does. Because I come from a long line of powerful witches and warlocks tasked with keeping magical artifacts out of non-magical hands. Our family reputation is sterling, but just like all fine silver and old families, there’s a little tarnish here and there. It’s what makes us good at what we do.

Now I’m going to have to trot out every trick I know when a local woman keels over dead at her own bridal party. Not only do I have to figure out what killed her, I have to recover it before it finds another victim, then cover it up to keep magic hidden. Together with my best friend, a powerful warlock who’s personality tempers my own, and an ancient catalog that’s been in my family for generations, we’ll find the next artifact and take one more step toward cleaning up my mess. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

The Ghostly Grounds: Scandal and Supper (A Canine Casper Cozy Mystery—Book 5) by [Sophie Love]

“The perfect romance or beach read, with a difference: its enthusiasm and beautiful descriptions offer an unexpected attention to the complexity of not just evolving love, but evolving psyches. It’s a delightful recommendation for romance readers looking for a touch more complexity from their romance reads.”
–Midwest Book Review (For Now and Forever)

THE GHOSTLY GROUNDS: SCANDAL AND SUPPER is Book #5 in a charming new cozy mystery series by bestselling author Sophie Love, author of The Inn at Sunset Harbor series, a #1 Bestseller with over 200 five-star reviews!

Marie Fortune, 39, a successful dog groomer in Boston, leaves the stressful life behind and heads to a small town in coastal Maine to create a new life. She remains intent on renovating the old, historic house her great-aunt left her and giving it a new life as a B&B. Yet there was one thing she couldn’t plan for: the house is haunted. Two things, actually: her great-aunt also left her a dog—and he is far from a typical dog.

When Marie is hired to cleanse a unique and massive hotel in a nearby town, the scope of it is beyond anything she has encountered before. Just as she wonders if she has finally met her match, she learns that her local Mayor is trying to re-zone the downtown—and to shut down her B&B while he’s at it. Having a murder in the mix—for which she is pinned—hardly helps matters, either. In a multi-front war for her survival, can Marie manage to purge the ghosts, stay out of jail, and keep her livelihood?

A page-turning cozy, packed with mystery, love, hauntings, travel, pets and food—anchored around a small town and a B&B in need of renovation that will capture your heart—THE GHOSTLY GROUNDS is an un-putdownable cozy series that will keep you turning pages (and laughing out loud) late into the night.

“The romance is there, but not overdosed. Kudos to the author for this amazing start of a series that promises to be very entertaining.”
–Books and Movies Reviews (For Now and Forever) (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Muffins and Moonlight (Witch Haven Mystery - a fun cozy witch paranormal mystery Book 4) by [K.E. O'Connor]

Welcome back to Witch Haven. Where cakes explode, magic misfires, and mystery abounds.

I’ve had the weirdest few weeks of my life. I can handle being abducted by my best friend’s mom and her creepy lover, I can even deal with having a ‘boyfriend’ who’s old enough to be my grandpa, but I’m struggling with being accused of poisoning someone with a muffin.

The poisoning accusation has me panicking. I mean, my baking magic is failing, but it’s under control. I have my secret supply of magic, my hidden farmhouse, and my little white lies.

What could go wrong?

Oh, yeah. Being accused of killing Jinti Calrook. I didn’t do it. At least, I’m ninety percent sure my muffin wasn’t the murder weapon. Well, eighty-five percent sure. After all, anyone can have a bad day in the kitchen.

I have to solve this murder before I get hauled off by the Magic Council, leaving my sick uncle behind and all my lies to tumble out.


Meet Luna Brimstone, a witch with an enormous secret. She’s got everything sorted. At least, she thinks she has. But with the Magic Council on her tail, a debt collector after her, and a moody werewolf who might want to take a bite out of her, this witch has the fight of her life on her flour-covered hands. (Amazon)

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Judge, Jury and Jailhouse Rockcakes: Wonky Inn Book 11 by [Jeannie Wycherley]

It’s Florence’s moment to shine!

The spooky housekeeper has become a firm favourite with fans of The Great Witchy Cake-Off, and now her baking book is about to be launched on an unsuspecting world. Our Alfie has agreed to chaperone Florence for a few days, so the pair of them head up to London to a swanky hotel to begin the press grind.

Unfortunately, it soon transpires that it’s Alf who needs chaperoning.

When she gets caught in the wrong place at the wrong time, our Alfie finds herself behind bars.

Innocent until proven guilty? Who knows! This is the cozy world of Wonky after all.


Another hilarious instalment in the beloved Wonky Inn paranormal cozy mystery series of books by Jeannie Wycherley.

Grab a ringside seat in court alongside all your favourite characters, along with some quirky newcomers, and see if you can work out hoodunnit!

With ghosts, goblins, witches and wizards galore–not forgetting Mr Hoo–you’ll love this latest edition to the long running and Amazon bestselling series. (Amazon)

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Berried to the Hilt: Gray Whale Inn Mystery (Gray Whale Inn Mysteries Book 4) by [Karen MacInerney]

When a lobsterman discovers a sunken ship, Cranberry Island is abuzz with excitement. Is the wreck the remains of the Myra Barton, the missing ship of island sea captain Jonah Selfridge? Or the elusive Black Marguerite, which belonged to one of the most notorious pirates of the 17th century and vanished without a trace―except for the ghost ship that old-timers say roams the water on fog-shrouded nights?

Soon the island is swarming with marine archaeologists and treasure hunters. It’s good news for Natalie―and for the Gray Whale Inn―until a body turns up floating near the wreck. Natalie finds herself immersed in the world of pirates and sunken treasure, both past and present. Will she solve the mystery and find the killer in time? Or will Natalie be the next to join the lost ship’s crew, down in Davy Jones’ locker?


“The fourth in this pleasant cozy series highlights the glories of Maine, which this time include several recipes chock-full of cranberries.”―Kirkus Reviews

“The satisfying conclusion will whet the reader’s appetite for Natalie’s next adventure.”―Publishers Weekly

“MacInerney is at her whimsical best in her fourth visit to the charming Gray Whale Inn on Cranberry Island, Maine.”―Mystery Scene (Amazon)

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Quilt-Ridden by [Elizabeth  Craig]

Do good fences make good neighbors?

Miss Sissy is a talented member of the Village Quilters guild in tiny Dappled Hills, North Carolina. She’s also somewhat difficult to deal with as her new neighbor, Linton, discovered. Linton doesn’t understand why Miss Sissy’s house is almost entirely covered by thorny weeds like something out of Sleeping Beauty. Miss Sissy, on the other hand, doesn’t understand why that’s any of Linton’s business.

When Linton ends up very dead, Miss Sissy seems to be the obvious suspect. But Beatrice and the other Village Quilters are determined to discover the real murderer and clear Miss Sissy’s name—before the killer strikes again. (Amazon)

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Heliotrope and a Haunting: Cozy Mystery (The Witches of Wormwood Mysteries Book 7) by [Silver Nord, Ruby Loren]

Hazel’s father is missing… last seen at the mansion that’s just gone up in flames.

Sifting through the ashes the next morning yields no further clues to his whereabouts, until Sean stumbles upon a secret that’s been hidden from the Salem family for decades.

When a body is found beneath the remains of the mansion, Hazel’s fears for her father’s safety grow.

By contrast, Sean’s suspicions about her father grow.

Sean, Hazel, and her aunts suddenly find themselves literally trapped in a mystery where the only way out is to solve the case.

To make matters worse, Hemlock keeps talking about a monster that he claims is stalking everyone, waiting to strike.

Hazel dismisses his claims as ridiculous scaremongering… until she finds tracks that no human could have left behind.

With ghosts, monsters, and a murderer to contend with, can Hazel and Sean solve the crime? (Amazon)

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Social Medium (Hedgewitch for Hire Book 2) by [Christine Pope]

There’s no mean girl like an internet mean girl. Especially when she’s a witch.

Selena hasn’t been in Globe, Arizona, very long, but she’s quickly learned to be wary when her friend Josie gets a bright idea — like insisting she join the growing legion of internet witches. While being an Instagram star sounds like a good way to promote her metaphysical shop, Selena can’t ignore the feeling she’s about to get some pretty crappy juju dropped on her head.

It isn’t as if she doesn’t have time to produce content — or even date, since it appears tribal police chief Calvin Standingbear has ghosted her. Too bad the perfectly nice rancher who offers his place for a live-streamed solstice bonfire ritual doesn’t strike a single spark.

But when the dark side of social media rears its ugly head, Selena’s going to need all the friends she can get, including the secretive police chief. Because social media rivalries can be murder — and Selena could be targeted as a suspect…or the next victim. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle


A sudden trip abroad. Another tangled mystery.

A missing woman. A tangle of lies. A trail that leads to a hidden life.

When her boss’ friend is suddenly missing in Scotland, Jennifer Peetman is hot on the trail! With her French bulldog companion, Orly, she goes from her cozy home in Cornwall to the wilds of coastal Scotland, trying to track down the truth. The more she digs, the more lies and twists she finds.

Is it just a fluke that she’s the only one who seems to be interested in what happened to the missing woman? Or is it a cover-up for murder?

Clean language, and only rated PG because hey, there’s a murderer running around in this book. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Fudge and Frenemies (Maple Lane Mysteries Book 6) by [C. A. Phipps]

A foe or a murderous friend?

When Maddie accompanies Gran and Angel on a once in a lifetime trip to London to visit her mom and step father, she could never have imagined what awaited them. 

The run-down castle they inherited is targeted by someone who makes it clear that new blood isn’t welcome. 

With a murder on their doorstep, and old rumors resurfacing, things heat up and not just in the kitchen. Maddie must sift through the evidence before it disappears. 

Do the answers lie within the castle walls? Or with a family member? 

And will Big Red, Maddie’s faithful Maine Coon, forgive her for leaving him behind? 

The Maple Lane Mysteries are light, cozy mysteries featuring a quirky cat-loving bakery owner who discovers she’s a talented amateur sleuth.

The Maple Lane Mystery Series

Book 1 Apple Pie and Arsenic

Book 2 Bagels and Blackmail

Book 3 Cookies and Chaos

Book 4 Doughnuts and Disaster

Book 5 Eclairs and Extortion

Book 6 Fudge and Frenemies

Sign up for the new release mailing list and pick up a bonus epilogue or a free recipe book! (Amazon)

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BLIND RISK (Lucille Pfiffer Mystery Series Book 6) by [Tanya R. Taylor]

A professional woman with alarming intel on the upper echelons of society is found dead at the side of the road.

Dozens of potential suspects include: an Amish man, a mayor and a high-ranking member of the police force!

Will Lucille and Nilla be able to crack the case? And will their attempt to do so put their lives in jeopardy?

Only time will tell if this is a job too big and too dangerous for one blind woman and her fearless, little Shih Tzu. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Poison-Spiced Cupcakes: Cupcake Truck Mysteries by [Emily James]

Revenge is only sweet when you’re not the victim…

When the Lakeshore police department’s Christmas party turns deadly and outside investigators are brought in, cupcake baker Isabel Addington once again finds herself a suspect in a murder. Someone is either trying to frame her or kill her, and it’s not clear which.

The list of people who want to silence her isn’t exactly a short one.

She’s the primary witness in a murder trial, where the family of the accused doesn’t want her to testify. Her own divorce hearing is rapidly approaching, where her husband won’t want all his secrets aired. And if that wasn’t enough, her business partner’s ex keeps showing up where he’s least wanted, blaming everyone else for his troubles.

Isabel finds herself in a game of cat and mouse with someone who seems bent on revenge. Can she figure out who’s behind it all before she loses her freedom, or worse, loses someone she loves?

Poison-Spiced Cupcakes is the fifth book in Emily James’ Cupcake Truck Mysteries.

Cupcake recipe included!

This book is a “clean” read and contains no swearing, gore, or steamy bedroom scenes. While the series is best enjoyed in order, each book is a complete mystery on its own. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

New Releases For The Week Of March 28th, 2021–Part 2

Mean and Shellfish (A Pennsylvania-Dutch mystery Book 22) by [Tamar Myers]

Hernia’s fourth Billy Goat Gruff Festival is derailed by murder and a series of outrageous pranks in this hilariously entertaining cozy mystery filled with quirky characters – the latest delectable offering in the longrunning Pennsylvania-Dutch mystery series featuring the irrepressible Magdalena Yoder.

The annual Billy Goat Gruff Festival is the undisputed highlight of Hernia’s social calendar. But when Magdalena Yoder, village mayor and owner of the PennDutch Inn, had the brainwave four years ago, little did she realize that it would soon attract visitors from far and wide – even Australia, as the unexpected arrival of Gabe’s long-lost cousin, Miriam, at the inn confirms.

Unfortunately, the shock of Miriam’s one-legged appearance is soon usurped by a gruesome discovery, followed by a series of bizarre pranks as the festivities take place. As chaos ensues, Magdalena is spurred into finding a killer. But is the festival really the target, or is it Magdalena herself?

A deliciously laugh-out-loud, kooky culinary cozy full of unexpected twists that will entertain and intrigue from start to finish, perfect for fans of Diane Mott Davidson. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover

As co-owners of Eastport&;s beloved waterfront bakery, The Chocolate Moose, Jake and Ellie know their customers expect them to cream the competition. But they&;re really just in it for fun, hoping to get Jake&;s daughter-in-law baking again. Those plans collapse when fearsome local curmudgeon Alvin Carter is murdered, and every crumb of evidence points to Tiptree family friend & and all-around sweet guy & Billy Breyer. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Audiobook

Flat White (A Maggy Thorsen Mystery Book 13) by [Sandra Balzo]

Coffee and romance – the perfect way to warm a freezing winter at Uncommon Grounds! Until Maggy Thorsen’s new barista’s beau turns up on the doorstep, bringing a deadly chill with him…

Maggy Thorsen and her business partner Sarah Kingston have taken on a new barista at their Wisconsin coffee house, Uncommon Grounds, to fill Amy Caprese’s boots while she takes a much-needed vacation. Unfortunately Christy Wrigley’s barista skills are as underwhelming as her love life, but is her luck about to change with her new beau?

Christy gushes about her long distance, online relationship with Barry Margraves from Denver, leading Maggy to urge caution. When the new love of her life turns up unexpectedly on the coffee shop’s doorstep on a snowy winter morning, Christy is shocked – but what follows next is even more staggering, and Maggy is soon drawn into a deadly blend of betrayal, deception and lies. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover

Lucy Robert&;s joy in christening their new daughter, surrounded by extended family and loved ones who have gathered in the village of Kurland St. Mary, is only enhanced when Robert&;s aunt Rose & now the second wife of Lucy&;s father Ambrose & announces that she is with child. However, not everyone is happy about the news, in particular Rose&;s adult daughter Henrietta and her husband, who fear for their inheritance. (Amazon)

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Secrets of Grace Manor: a Kate Grace Novel by [Maryann Ridini Spencer]

From the magical shores of present-day Kauai to the stately manors of 19th century Europe the gift of a family heirloom exposes a centuries-old mystery. In Secrets of Grace Manor, a Kate Grace Novel, when Kate Grace receives the gift of a unique family heirloom, a gateway opens to solving a centuries-old mystery exposing a shocking web of intolerance and betrayal, ultimately forging the pathway to understanding and inspiring a new, authentic way to live. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback

The Museum Murder: An utterly unputdownable cozy mystery (Epiphany Bloom Mysteries Book 2) by [Katie Gayle]

Dastardly deeds, daring deceptions and a dress to die for… Epiphany Bloom is back on the case!

Epiphany ‘Pip’ Bloom, would-be detective and London’s unluckiest woman, finds herself in a real costume drama when she unearths a theft at a fashion museum.

The missing dress is a proper piece of Hollywood history, worth a fortune. And as Pip investigates, she finds the museum staff all had reasons to want the garment gone. From fancy boutiques to sketchy back alleys, Pip discovers the fashion world is not all glitz and glamour as she hunts down her prize.

As if she doesn’t have enough on her plate, Pip also has her growing feelings for her housemate Tim to contend with, a family of cats to feed and her mother keeps phoning about a shipment of llamas arriving any day now from South America.

But there’s no time for distractions because Pip’s not the only one after the dress. And for the most dedicated collectors, a piece like this is worth any price – even murder…

A laugh-out-loud, light-hearted cozy mystery for fans of M.C. Beaton, T.E. Kinsey and Joanne Fluke, that will have you reading late into the night.

Readers are loving the Epiphany Bloom Mysteries

‘Epiphany Bloom is my new favourite female sleuth!… What a wonderful character… I am looking forward to more from this author!’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘A great escapism read, funny, entertaining and easy to read. It reminded me of younger Agatha Raisin who I love and Pip is a genuinely warm and comical character… Great funI loved it!’ Karen Reads and Recommends

It’s a giggle a minute joining Pip in her adventures… addictive and amusing… I just loved Epiphany Bloom. She’s a fabulously funny, frivolous character who can make the sun shine even on the most gloomy of days… Fans of cozy mysteries should find this book a sheer delight!’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐

I laughed out loud over just about every one of Flis and Pip’s conversations. There was extremely clever writing and the plot points that came out of them were unique and interestingConsider me a fangirl, avidly awaiting additional adventures for Pip.’ Fireflies and Free Kicks

‘I really loved this book! Pip is such a likeable character, she is such an accident prone woman but her heart is in the right place… Such a quirky story that keeps you gripped, making you want more and more… Highly highly recommended.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Refreshing when you discover a new series where you can’t decide which character you adore more.’ Books ’n Whatnot ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Tremendous fun!… this book has a proper and thoroughly developed mystery plot… It’s a very definite yes from me for Pip Bloom and her fledgling investigative career – I can’t wait to read more!’ It Takes a Woman ⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘What a great read… [Pip] really grew on me and by the end I was a complete fan… The writing style was funny and assured and the storyline moved at a great pace. I can’t wait to read more.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

A Fabulous Little Murder: A Violet Carlyle Historical Mystery (The Violet Carlyle Mysteries Book 29) by [Beth Byers]

March 1926

When Vi and friends travel to attend the motor races, they are determined to have a fabulous time. They’re even hoping to try their hands behind the wheel. 

They befriend one of the mechanics, so things go sideways for him, they agree to help. Perhaps, after all of this time, they should have expected the body, but they didn’t. 

Now the race is on to find the criminals, and surely, they’re up to the task.

Book TWENTY-NINE in the Violet Carlyle Mysteries. Are you ready for the roaring twenties? You’ll love Vi, her patient husband Jack, her indulgent twin Vic, and their friends. For fans of Carola Dunn, Jacqueline Winspear, Georgette Heyer, and Lee Strauss. A light, cozy mystery with a fun peek into life in the life of a bright young thing. No swearing, graphic scenes, or cliffhangers.

Up next: Murder on the Yacht (coming soon) (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

A Stab of Dread (The Dickinson Sisters Mysteries Book 6) by [Blythe Baker]

A Christmas eve party with friends ends in an unexpected death, leaving it up to Lily and Iris Dickinson to catch a murderer. But when details of a horrible event from the past come to light, will both sisters be too distracted to see the final answer that has been right in front of them all along? (Amazon)

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Murder at the Royal Albert Hall: a 1920s cozy historical mystery (A Ginger Gold Mystery Book 15) by [Lee Strauss]

Murder’s a pain in the aria!

Nothing ruins a night at the opera faster than a duchess falling to her death. Mrs. Ginger Reed, also known by some as Lady Gold, is at the Royal Albert Hall with her husband, Basil Reed, a chief inspector at Scotland Yard, and the two of them are immediately at the scene. Was the Duchess of Worthington’s fall accidental? Where was the duke? 

And what does Ginger’s grandmother-in-law, Ambrosia, the Dowager Lady Gold have to do with the sordid affair? 

Something went terribly wrong with the dowager’s “sisterhood” of friends back in the 1860s, and it’s all coming home to roost.


Hop aboard the 1920s!


Murder on the SS Rosa (Book 1)

Murder at Hartigan House (Book 2)

Murder at Bray Manor (Book 3)

Murder at Feathers & Flair (Book 4)

Murder at the Mortuary (Book 5)

Murder at Kensington Gardens (Book 6)

Murder at st. George’s Church (Book 7)

The Wedding of Ginger & Basil (Book 7.5)

Murder Aboard the Flying Scotsman (Book 8)

Murder at the Boat Club (Book 9)

Murder on Eaton Square (Book 10)

Murder by Plum Pudding (Book 11)

Murder on Fleet Street (Book 12)

Murder at Brighton Beach (Book 13)

Murder at Hyde Park (Book 14)

Murder at Royal Albert Hall (Book 15)

Murder in Belgravia (Book 16)

~more on the way!

A brand new 1950s series!


Murder at High Tide (Book 1)

Murder on the Boardwalk (Book 2)

Murder at the Bomb Shelter (Book 3)

Murder on Location (Book 4)

Murder and Rock ‘n Roll (Book 5)

Murder at the Races (Book 6)

Murder at the Dude Ranch (Book 7)

Don’t miss LADY GOLD INVESTIGATES, the short story companion series! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

The Ghost and the Mountain Man (Haunting Danielle Book 27) by [Bobbi Holmes, Anna J McIntyre, Elizabeth Mackey]

Life is about to change for Brian Henderson, now that he knows the secrets of Beach Drive.

Unbeknownst to Brian and the others, they have brought something else home with them after their misadventure in the forest. The spirit of a mountain man has followed them to Frederickport with a secret of his own. (Amazon)

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Merlin Fights a Ghost: A Hilarious Mystery with a Witchy Cat and his Human Familiar (Merlin the Magical Fluff Book 2) by [Molly Fitz]

It was hard enough serving as my witchy cat’s familiar when we only had to deal with threats we could see. Now he’s gotten himself into a bitter feud with a newly dispatched ghost, leaving me to wonder… How in the heck are we supposed to defeat this thing?

I miss the simple days when all I had to worry about was finishing my thesis paper and not getting fired from my part-time job as a barista.

And, yeah, even though I didn’t choose the magic life, it sure as heck chose me. Now all I have to do is to keep myself alive long enough to appreciate some of the perks. (Amazon)

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Fronds and Enemies (English Cottage Garden Mysteries ~ Book 5) (The English Cottage Garden Mysteries) by [H.Y. Hanna]

Spring has come at last with cheerful daffodils and plump crocus blooms, and Poppy is hoping that the new season will magically resurrect the cottage garden nursery she’s inherited. But with her stock failing to grow and a mysterious “peeping Tom” stalking the village, she’s got her gardening gloves full… and that’s even before her visit to the local doctor ends with her stumbling on a dead body! Then her friend and neighbour – crime author Nick Forrest – suddenly finds himself the top suspect, and a missing garden gnome is the only lead in the case. Determined to find the real killer, Poppy sets out to do some horticultural sleuthing – helped by eccentric old inventor Bertie and a posse of nosy villagers. All she finds, however, are more questions. Was the murder simply a “crime of passion” or was it something more sinister? Is there a link to the recent spate of creepy lingerie thefts in the village? And could the naughty ginger tomcat Oren be the key to solving the mystery?
As she grapples with spindly seedlings and cryptic clues, Poppy discovers that even a sleepy English village can be a hotbed of deceit and death…

1) Deadhead and Buried (Book 1)
2) Silent Bud Deadly (Book 2)
3) Doom and Bloom (Book 3)
4) Trowel and Error (Book 4)
5) Fronds and Enemies (Book 5) (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Fresh Linen Fraud: A Cozy Murder Mystery (Claire's Candles Cozy Mystery Book 5) by [Agatha Frost]

A fun cozy murder mystery with twists, turns, romance, and candles!

Book 5 in the BESTSELLING Claire’s Candles Cozy Mystery Series!

You can’t choose your family. Because if Claire Harris had a choice, her maternal grandmother – not-so-affectionately known as Mean Moreen – certainly wouldn’t have made the cut. Nor would she have received an invitation to the party celebrating Claire’s mum Janet’s forty years of service at the Northash Post Office.

However, after a disturbing conversation with her boss, Eryk Kowalski, Janet calls off the party at the last minute, leaving Claire (and half the village) wondering what’s happened. When Eryk is killed in a supposedly random burglary the next morning, gossiping tongues begin to wag all over town.

As Claire hunts for the truth that will absolve her mother of any wrongdoing, she discovers that while her family might have its moments – and its Mean Moreens – they’re positively angelic compared to some of Northash’s other residents.

Other books in the series:
1. Vanilla Bean Vengeance
2. Black Cherry Betrayal
3. Coconut Milk Casualty
4. Rose Petal Revenge
5. Fresh Linen Fraud
6. Toffee Apple Torment

Book 5 in the Claire’s Candles Cozy Mystery series! Can be read as a standalone but will be enjoyed better as part of the series. A light, cozy mystery with a candle-loving British amateur female sleuth, in a small village setting with quirky characters. Written in British English. No cliffhanger, swearing, gore or graphic scenes! Contains mild peril. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

The Secret: A High Desert Cozy Mystery (High Desert Cozy Mystery Series Book 14) by [Dianne Harman]

Telling someone that the antique
They paid a lot of money for is a fake
Isn’t always welcome news to the owner, or for that matter,
The dealer who sold it to them.
Is that why Carl, the owner of the Palm Springs Antique Shop,
Had his life threatened?
Or maybe someone thought dressing his dog in silks and jewels
Was ridiculous?
Or maybe it was telling his adult daughter,
A daughter he didn’t know he had,
And who wanted to have a relationship with him,
That he wasn’t interested.
Our pasts have a way of catching up with us.
Maybe it was just Carl’s time.

Fortunately, his friend Marty has solved a lot of mysteries, and being married to a Palm Springs Police Detective, she hopes she can help him before it’s too late. And it sure is nice to have a guard dog who seems to have psychic powers help out!

This is the 14th book in the High Desert Cozy Mystery Series by a USA Today Bestselling Author. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Jaded Jewels (Cozy Corgi Mysteries Book 21) by [Mildred  Abbott]

Glittering gold, shimmering pearls, and deceptive diamonds…

The Aspen leaves turn golden, prompting a season of romance to fall over the little Colorado town of Estes Park. As love is professed through precious gems, the local jewelry shop on Elkhorn Avenue experiences a rush of customers—not all of whom have the best of intentions.

When Winifred Page, accompanied by her cute curmudgeon of a corgi, Watson, stumbles upon the aftermath of a robbery of Aspen Gold, the owners ask for her help. With tourists few and far between at the Cozy Corgi Bookshop, Fred welcomes the chance to investigate. However, as is so often the case, the brilliance of romance gets tarnished a bit, and the cut of the situation might not be exactly as it appears. The only thing that is crystal clear, is by the time the case is closed, more than one life will be forever altered…

(This culinary cozy mystery includes a recipe for scrumptious oaty ginger crunch bars.) (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Here Ghost Nothing: A Paranormal Cozy Mystery Romance (Ghost Detective Book 5) by [Jane Hinchey]

How can any self-respecting, slightly clumsy, highly caffeinated private eye pass up a dare? Short answer, she can’t. Now up I’m a certain creek trying to figure out how to live without coffee for an entire week!

With my mood sour, my temper frazzled, and my patience long gone, how am I meant to deal with this? And by this, I mean the dead body on my front lawn.

Before I can say double espresso, I’ve got a ghost whose transition to the afterlife is far from smooth, an overweight cat who is annoyingly vocal about his new (definitely called for) diet, and a mystery to solve that involves multiple visits to the local brewery. Can anyone say silver lining? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

New Releases For The Week Of March 28th, 2021–Part 1

Under the Cover of Murder (A Beyond the Page Bookstore Mystery Book 6) by [Lauren Elliott]


owner and maid of honor Addie Greyborne vows to catch the killer who crashed her best friend’s wedding . . .

It promises to be Greyborne Harbor’s wedding of the year. The impending nuptials of Serena Chandler and Zach Ludlow will take place aboard his family’s luxurious super-yacht, currently moored in the harbor and the talk of the town. But on the day of the wedding, a man’s body washes up on the beach with no ID, only a torn page from a book in his pocket. As owner of Beyond the Page Books and Curios, bibliophile Addie is called in to identify the book, but she cannot.
The morning following the extravagant ceremony, a second body washes ashore and Addie has a sinking feeling that the two deaths are connected. While the guests are held on the yacht as the police investigate, at least Addie can peruse Zach’s father’s rare books library on board. A copy of Agatha Christie’s first Hercule Poirot novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, provides a clue that the killer may still be on the ship—but narrowing down the suspects without becoming the next victim may prove a truly Herculean task . . . (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook

Murder at the Taffy Shop (A Cozy Capers Book Group Mystery 2) by [Maddie Day]

Cape Cod bicycle shop owner Mackenzie “Mac” Almeida and her mystery book club find a certain accusation of murder quite the stretch . . .

When your mother is an astrologist and your dad is a minister, you learn to keep an open mind. Which is just what Mac loves to do—exercise her mind by puzzling out fictional clues in the mystery novels she reads and discusses with her Cozy Capers Book Group.
But now Mac’s friend Gin has found herself in a sticky situation. After wealthy genealogist Beverly Ruchart is found dead outside Gin’s taffy shop, the candy maker becomes a person of interest. When it’s revealed that Beverly was poisoned the night Gin brought a box of taffy to a dinner party at Beverly’s house, she’s bumped to the top of the suspects list. It’s up to Mac and her Cozy Capers crime solvers to unwrap this real-life mystery. But this time they might have bitten off more than they can chew . . . (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook

The Hiding Place: A Mercy Carr Mystery by [Paula Munier]

Mercy and Elvis are back in The Hiding Place, the most enthralling entry yet in USA Today bestselling Paula Munier’s award-winning Mercy Carr mystery series. When the man who killed her grandfather breaks out of prison and comes after her grandmother, Mercy must unearth the long-buried scandals that threaten to tear her family apart. And she may have to do it without her beloved canine partner Elvis, if his former handler has his way….

Some people take their secrets with them to the grave. Others leave them behind on their deathbeds, riddles for the survivors to solve.

When her late grandfather’s dying deputy calls Mercy to his side, she and Elvis inherit the cold case that haunted him—and may have killed him. But finding Beth Kilgore 20 years after she disappeared is more than a lost cause. It’s a Pandora’s box releasing a rain of evil on the very people Mercy and Elvis hold most dear.

The timing couldn’t be worse when the man who murdered her grandfather escapes from prison and a fellow Army vet turns up claiming that Elvis is his dog, not hers. With her grandmother Patience gone missing, and Elvis’s future uncertain, Mercy faces the prospect of losing her most treasured allies, the only ones she believes truly love and understand her.

She needs help, and that means forgiving Vermont Game Warden Troy Warner long enough to enlist his aid. With time running out for Patience, Mercy and Elvis must team up with Troy and his search-and-rescue dog Susie Bear to unravel the secrets of the past and save her grandmother—before it’s too late.

Once again, Paula Munier crafts a terrific mystery thriller filled with intrigue, action, resilient characters, the mountains of Vermont, and two amazing dogs. (Amazon)

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Mrs. Morris and the Sorceress (A Salem B&B Mystery Book 4) by [Traci Wilton]

It’s Fourth of July in Salem, Massachusetts—and B&B owner Charlene Morris is about to witness the shot heard ’round the town . . .
Madison Boswell, a beauty recently transplanted from Boston, is starring in the Independence Day play in this New England town full of colonial history—and, of course, witchcraft. Madison may not be a Wiccan, but she does seem to have certain hypnotic powers. And she’s left some angry people in her wake, from a fellow actress beaten out for a role to a jealous betrayed wife. Now, as Charlene films the performance for her housemate, Jack—a handsome ghost who shares the Victorian bed-and-breakfast with her and her Persian cat—the drama queen takes a deadly bullet from what was supposed to be a prop gun.
With a long list of suspects and lots of backstage whispers, it looks like the investigation by Charlene and Detective Sam Holden could set off some fireworks . . . (Amazon)

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Murder at Wedgefield Manor (A Jane Wunderly Mystery Book 2) by [Erica Ruth Neubauer]

In the wake of World War I, Jane Wunderly—a thoroughly modern young American widow—is traveling abroad, enjoying the hospitality of an English lord and a perfectly proper manor house, until murder makes an unwelcome appearance . . .
England, 1926: Wedgefield Manor, deep in the tranquil Essex countryside, provides a welcome rest stop for Jane and her matchmaking Aunt Millie before their return to America. While Millie spends time with her long-lost daughter, Lillian, and their host, Lord Hughes, Jane fills the hours devouring mystery novels and taking flying lessons—much to Millie’s disapproval. But any danger in the air is eclipsed by tragedy on the ground when one of the estate’s mechanics, Air Force veteran Simon Marshall, is killed in a motorcar collision.
The sliced brake cables prove this was no accident, yet was the intended victim someone other than Simon? The house is full of suspects—visiting relations, secretive servants, strangers prowling the grounds at night—and also full of targets. The enigmatic Mr. Redvers, who helped Jane solve a murder in Egypt, arrives on the scene to once more offer his assistance. It seems that everyone at Wedgefield wants Jane to help protect the Hughes family. But while she searches for answers, is she overlooking a killer hiding in plain sight?  (Amazon)

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Knitty Gritty Murder (A Knit & Nibble Mystery Book 7) by [Peggy Ehrhart]

Pamela Paterson and the Knit and Nibble ladies have plenty of talents that don’t revolve around yarn. But their penchant for patterns has led to a dangerous hobby they just can’t quit—unraveling murders.

Most times of the year, the tight-knit community gardens in quaint Arborville, New Jersey, overflow with seasonal vegetables and herbs. But who planted the dead body? Farm-to-table enthusiast Jenny Miller had a cookbook in the works when she was suddenly found strangled by a circular knitting needle in her own plot. Now, the pressure is on Pamela and her neighbor Bettina as they weave together clues in search of the person who kept Jenny’s renowned heirloom plants—and budding career—from growing. With suspects and victims cropping up like weeds, it’ll take a whole lot more than green thumbs and creative minds this spring to entangle the crafty culprit . . .
Knitting tips and delicious recipe included! (Amazon)

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The Three Locks (A Sherlock Holmes Adventure, Book 4) by [Bonnie MacBird]

A heatwave melts London as Holmes and Watson are called to action in this new Sherlock Holmes adventure by Bonnie MacBird, author of “one of the best Sherlock Holmes novels of recent memory.”

In the West End, a renowned Italian escape artist dies spectacularly on stage during a performance – immolated in a gleaming copper cauldron of his wife’s design. In Cambridge, the runaway daughter of a famous don is found drowned, her long blonde hair tangled in the Jesus Lock on the River Cam. And in Baker Street, a mysterious locksmith exacts an unusual price to open a small silver box sent to Watson.

From the glow of London’s theatre district to the buzzing Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge where physicists explore the edges of the new science of electricity, Holmes and Watson race between the two cities to solve the murders, encountering prevaricating prestidigitators, philandering physicists and murderous mentalists, all the while unlocking secrets which may be best left undisclosed. And one, in particular, is very close to home. (Amazon)

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Bodies and Bows: The Apron Shop Series by [Elizabeth Penney]

Bodies & Bows is the third in the charming cozy Iris Buckley mystery series set in an apron shop in Maine—Elizabeth Penney will have you on pins and needles

Iris Buckley is hoping for a bit of rest and relaxation now that the summertime rush is winding down in Blueberry Cove, Maine. Her apron shop Ruffles & Bows has been a huge success, her friendships are stronger than ever, and now she’s ready for all of the end of summer cookouts on the beach that she can handle.

But before Iris can even turn on the grill, Bella’s latest fling, former Olympian sailor and gorgeous bad boy Lance Pederson is killed in a hit and run while jogging at dawn—and all the evidence points to Bella herself.

Suddenly the month of August isn’t looking so restful, since now Iris has been roped into the Lighthouse Rehabilitation Committee, helping her friend Sophie plan a wedding, and—most importantly of all—tracking down a killer and clearing Bella’s good name before everything unravels. (Amazon)

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Reunion on Edisto (The Edisto Island Mysteries Book 7) by [C. Hope Clark]

Planning a reunion is going to get someone killed. . .

Edisto Beach Police Chief Callie Morgan has no desire to relive her senior year and the nightmare of a murder and a suicide that shook her high school to its core. But when the reunion committee convenes on Edisto Beach for a planning retreat, she has no choice. Every person on the committee could be a suspect in the unsolved murder, and one classmate, now a bestselling author, threatens to weave them into a tell-all true crime novel.

Until she disappears the first night of the committee retreat.

Callie must sort fact from fiction in a race against the clock to find a cold case murderer who may have just killed again.

Author Bio: C. HOPE CLARK has a fascination with the mystery genre and is au¬thor of the Carolina Slade Mystery Series as well as the Edisto Island Mysteries, both set in her home state of South Carolina. In her previous federal life, she performed administrative investigations and married the agent she met on a bribery investigation. She enjoys nothing more than editing her books on the back porch with him, overlooking the lake, with bourbons in hand. She can be found either on the banks of Lake Murray or Edisto Beach with one or two dachshunds in her lap. Hope is also editor of the award-winning (Amazon)

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Poppy Harmon and the Pillow Talk Killer (A Desert Flowers Mystery Book 3) by [Lee Hollis]

Private investigator Poppy Harmon likes the anonymity of working behind the scenes for the hottest names in Palm Springs. But when solving a case demands dragging her old acting career out of retirement, it’s lights . . . camera . . . murder!

Cast in her first role since the 1980s, Poppy has never been more rattled or unprepared on a film set. It’s an embarrassing but necessary cover to keep an eye on client Danika Delgado, a rising starlet and social media influencer with a large following—including a dangerous stalker who won’t disappear. The leading lady’s fame is growing, and so are the threats against her life . . .

Unfortunately for Poppy, there’s more to fear than flubbed lines. When she finds Danika smothered to death in her trailer at Joshua Tree National Park, the horrifying crime stirs up memories of a man known as the Pillow Talk Killer during her time as a young actress, bringing unsolved murders from the past back into focus . . .

A trail of clues urges Poppy, hunky sidekick Matt Flowers, and the rest of the Desert Flowers Detective Agency gang on a frantic chase after Danika’s crazed #1 fan. But as co-stars and production crew members start looking equally suspicious, Poppy must expose a slew of insidious industry secrets before a murderer rolls out the red carpet for someone else . . . (Amazon)

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Dead Even (A Mattie Winston Mystery Book 12) by [Annelise Ryan]

In Sorenson, Wisconsin, a local bigshot is found with a pool cue through the heart—and Mattie Winston must untangle a web of lies to sink a killer . . .

In her previous career as a nurse, Mattie Winston’s job was to keep death at bay. Now, as a medicolegal investigator, she’s required to study death intimately—to figure out causes and timing, and help deduce whether it was natural or suspicious.
In the case of Montgomery “Monty” Dixon, a well-to-do Realtor, there can be little doubt: Broken pool cues do not embed themselves. Monty’s body is found in the game room of his lavish house, the walls adorned with photos of Monty and various celebrities. But as Mattie and husband Steve Hurley, a homicide detective, both know, money and connections can’t protect anyone from a killer.
The first suspect is Monty’s wife, Summer, who claims to have been at a cooking class at the time. When that alibi is served up as a fake, Summer moves to the top of the suspects list, but is soon joined by Monty’s ne’er-do-well son, Sawyer, who has racked up gambling debts he hoped his dad would pay off. Monty’s twin brother is engaging in shady financial deals. An affair, a Ponzi scheme, a disputed inheritance . . . there are as many motives as suspects, and soon Mattie and Hurley have turned up other, possibly related deaths.
Balancing a high-profile case with the demands of their increasingly stressful household isn’t easy. It’ll take all of Mattie’s skill—along with a lucky break or two—to stop a killer from racking up another victim . . . (Amazon)

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K-9 Cold Case (A K-9 Alaska Novel Book 3) by [Elizabeth Heiter]

Two bombs in six days…

And the culprit isn’t finished.

With the help of his K-9 companion, Patches, FBI victim specialist Jax Diallo vows to help police chief Keara Hernandez solve the attacks rocking their Alaskan community. Evidence suggests the crimes are connected to her husband’s long-unsolved murder. And the strikes are becoming more personal. When dodging bullets becomes a daily event, Jax risks everything to keep his beautiful new partner from meeting a violent end…

From Harlequin Intrigue: Seek thrills. Solve crimes. Justice served.

For more action-packed stories, check out the other books in the A K-9 Alaska Novel series by Elizabeth Heiter:

Book 1: K-9 Defense

Book 2: Alaska Mountain Rescue

Book 3: K-9 Cold Case (Amazon)

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Death on Bull Path (Hamptons Murder Mysteries Book 4) by [Carrie Doyle]

The end of summer in the Hamptons means crisp autumn air, cozy knit sweaters—and an unsolvable mystery?

Antonia Bingham, chef and proprietor of the Windmill Inn, is looking forward to baking goodies for her customers and relaxing after a busy summer. But when a Labor Day visit by two slick Wall Streeters ends with their gruesome deaths in a summer rental house, Antonia gets pulled into the murder investigation!

Soon she’s wading through social media, the local nightclub scene, and other unfamiliar haunts of the young and glamorous, all while managing her inn and restaurant. And the timing couldn’t be worse: Nick Darrow, Antonia’s movie star crush, is back in town and ready for a commitment… while the arrival of Antonia’s sinister ex-husband threatens to bring everything crashing down.

In this installment of Carrie Doyle’s cozy and delicious Hamptons Murder Mystery series, the high season may be over, but Antonia has never been busier: juggling work, recipes, love, and crime—and fighting for her own life! (Amazon)

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Death at the Salon (A Daisy Thorne Mystery Book 2) by [Louise R. Innes]

After hairdresser Daisy Thorne finds her missing scissors in a customer’s back, she becomes the prime suspect in a murder . . .
When Ooh La La regular Mel Haverstock left the hair salon that morning, no one expected it would be her final parting. But when Daisy closes shop Saturday night, she finds her client dead as the mullet cut. Homicide is back in style in the quiet village of Edgemead in Surrey, England. But who would want to harm a hair on poor Mel’s head?
Suspicions higher than a beehive pile on Daisy when it’s revealed that she and Mel had tangled back in high school, and DNA evidence seems to color her guilty. Handsome DCI Paul McGuinness gives the hairstylist new accessories—a lovely pair of silver handcuffs. To clear her name, Daisy must highlight the real backstabber, or she’ll end up shaving heads in the prison barbershop.
Praise for Death at a Country Mansion

“Everyone who loves a manor house mystery will love this one.”
—Nancy Coco

Death at a Country Mansion has more twists than a French braid.”
—Sherry Harris

“With an endearing cast of characters, this tightly-plotted mystery will keep you guessing until the very end!”
Tina Kashian (Amazon)

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By Way of Sorrow (An Erin McCabe Legal Thriller Book 1) by [Robyn Gigl]

Emotionally resonant…Gigl is too astute and compassionate a writer to create cartoon villainy out of anti-trans attitudes…quietly groundbreaking.” —The New York Times Book Review

In a fresh and riveting thriller debut, Robyn Gigl introduces Erin McCabe, a New Jersey criminal defense attorney doing her best to live a quiet life in the wake of profound personal change—until a newsworthy case puts both her career and safety in jeopardy . . .

Erin McCabe has been referred the biggest case of her career. Four months ago, William E. Townsend, Jr., son of a New Jersey State Senator, was found fatally stabbed in a rundown motel near Atlantic City. Sharise Barnes, a nineteen-year-old transgender prostitute, is in custody, and given the evidence against her, there seems little doubt of a guilty verdict.

Erin knows that defending Sharise will blow her own private life wide open, and doubtless deepen her estrangement from her family. Yet as a trans woman, she feels uniquely qualified to help Sharise, and duty-bound to protect her from the possibility of a death sentence.

Sharise claims she killed the senator’s son in self-defense. As Erin assembles the case with her partner, former FBI agent Duane Swisher, the circumstances hint at a more complex and chilling story with ties to other brutal murders. Senator Townsend is using the full force of his prestige and connections to publicly discredit everyone involved in defending Sharise. Behind the scenes, his tactics are even more dangerous. His son had secrets that could destroy the senator’s political aspirations—secrets worth killing for. And as leads begin mysteriously disappearing, it’s not just the life of Erin’s client at stake, but her own . . . (Amazon)

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With its entrepreneurial, 20-something protagonist, focus on a hipster-run food truck pod in Portland, Oregon, and real-world issues involving homelessness and gentrification, Fresh Brewed Murder is a trendy, updated cozy mystery that offers strong appeal to Millennial and Gen Z readers.

Master barista Sage Caplin is opening a new coffee cart in Portland, Oregon, but a killer is brewing up a world of trouble…

Portland is famous for its rain, hipsters, craft beers…and coffee. Sage Caplin has high hopes for her coffee truck, Ground Rules, which she runs with her business partner, Harley–a genius at roasting beans and devising new blends. That’s essential in a city where locals have intensely strong opinions about cappuccino versus macchiato–especially in the case of one of Sage’s very first customers…

Sage finds the man’s body in front of her truck, a fatal slash across his neck. There’s been plenty of anger in the air, from long-time vendors annoyed at Ground Rules taking a coveted spot in the food truck lot, to protestors demonstrating against a new high-rise. But who was mad enough to commit murder? Sage is already fending off trouble in the form of her estranged, con-artist mother, who’s trying to trickle back into her life. But when Sage’s very own box cutter is discovered to be the murder weapon, she needs to focus on finding the killer fast–before her business, and her life, come to a bitter end… (Amazon)

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Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours–Truffles And Tragedy

Truffles and Tragedy: A Down South Cafe Mystery
Cozy Mystery
6th in Series
Publisher: Grace Abraham Publishing (March 16, 2021)
Number of Pages: 295 (approximately)
Digital ASIN: B08VMM8F27

I’m so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for author Gayle Leeson and her new book Truffles And Tragedy.  It is the sixth book in her A Down South Cafe Mystery. This whole series is very good and is an automatic read for me.

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Truffles and Tragedy: A Down South Cafe Mystery Book
by Gayle Leeson

Author Gayle Leeson gives the reader some great characters and a great plot/storyline. I enjoyed meeting Amy. I love a book with likable characters and Amy is one.
~My Reading Journeys

Gayle Leeson grabs your imagination and whisks you away to the Down South Cafe before you can blink!
~A Wytch’s Book Review Blog

The author does a great job disguising the murderer and the motive along with everything else related to the mystery.
~Sapphyria’s Books

Full of tension and devious twists, maybe even some alien intervention, the whole story mixes into a delicious concoction.
~Laura’s Interests

I have been in love with this series since book one and it just keeps getting better . . . A total must-read series for fans of cozies with a culinary theme. I totally loved it so I give it 5/5 stars
~Books a Plenty Book Reviews

Despite the fact that a man was murdered, I still managed to smile most of the way through the book (especially when Aunt Bess was up to her usual feisty antics). Amy and crew are fabulous as always, and the mystery was very well-plotted and layered.
~Reading Is My SuperPower

I do love these characters . . . Homer is still my favorite. His Heroes of the Day are always inspiring and uplifting.
~Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book

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Down South Cafe owner Amy Flowers learns her chocolate truffles might not be the only things her patrons find “out of this world.”

When her cousin, Jackie, asks her to give a presentation to her online class, Amy thinks all she has to worry about is speaking before a group. But then the nitpicky professor collapses. He has been murdered, and hot-tempered Jackie is the prime suspect. Some online forums are even speculating that the professor was an extra-terrestrial, so Amy must sort out fact from fiction to get to the truth.

Certain the real killer is setting Jackie up, will Amy be able to outwit the killer and save her cousin?

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The characters are well rounded and well developed.  Amy and her friends and coworkers get along really well and you can feel the love between them.  Aunt Bess is one of a kind and brings a lot of humor to the story.  When a professor is killed and Jackie is a person of interest, Amy and the gang have to try to find the real culprit before Jackie is sent away to prison.  

The writing style flows smoothly and it defines the characters very clearly by their actions and words.  The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and these descriptions pulled me into the story from the very beginning.  

The mystery was well plotted and there were enough clues to sift through and suspects to consider.  There were some red herrings thrown in and it was not easily solved.  I did not know who the murder was until it was revealed at the end.  

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery.  Give yourself a treat and grab a copy of this book, you will not be disappointed.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book and provided my honest review.
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Gayle Leeson is a pseudonym for Gayle Trent. Gayle has also written as Amanda Lee and Gayle Trent. Going forward, Gayle intends to keep her writing under the Gayle Leeson name. She lives with her beautiful family in the hills of Southwest Virginia.

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Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours–KittyKai’s Easter Mystery

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KittyKai’s Easter Mystery: A Cobble Cove Story
Cozy Mystery Story
4th in Story Series
Publisher: Solstice Publishing
Number of Pages ~55

I’m so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for author Debbie DeLouise and her new book KittyKai’s Easter Mystery. It is the fourth book in her A Cobble Cove Mystery Story.

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KittyKai’s Easter Mystery: A Cobble Cove Story
by Debbie De Louise

The mystery is fun to solve, and I enjoyed visiting the kitties again too. They find the best clues! I like that they “talk” to each other and not to their humans. I’m sure my cats talk to each other all of the time!
~Christy’s Cozy Corners

A fun read, especially if you have cats and know their intelligence, ingenuity, and curiosity.
~Here’s How It Happened

The author gives us a reunion with special friends, but this can be read alone. Best of all KittyKai and Sneaky are back, and we get to see how they help solve a murder. Pretty clever Kitties!
~Maureen’s Musings

This is a light, breezy read. While a clean mystery, some of the information dug up is of a seedier nature. When the crime is solved, this time without putting the cats in direct danger, there is something of a happy ending.
~Laura’s Interests

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During an Easter egg hunt at the Cobble Inn, a ring is found on the grounds by Alicia’s daughter, Carol. When the sheriff has it examined, he discovers it belonged to him and Gilly’s neighbor, Gretchen Miller, who disappeared the month before. An investigation leads to the discovery of Mrs. Miller’s body buried on the site of the inn’s new construction.

As Alicia and Gilly set out to solve this new mystery despite their husbands’ discouragement, Sneaky and Kittykai, the library and inn cats, secretly lend them a paw.

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Debbie De Louise is an award-winning author and a reference librarian at a public library on Long Island. She is a member of Sisters-in-Crime, International Thriller Writers, the Long Island Authors Group, and the Cat Writers’ Association. Her novels include the five books and four stories of the Cobble Cove cozy mystery series, a comedy novella, When Jack Trumps Ace, a paranormal romance, Cloudy Rainbow, and the standalone mysteries; Reason to DieSea Scope, and Memory Makers. Her latest book, Pet Posts: The Cat Chats is a non-fiction pet book. She lives on Long Island with her husband, daughter, and three cats.

Debbie’s stories and poetry also appear in the Red Penguin Collection anthologies, What Lies Beyond, ‘Tis the SeasonStand Out: The Best of the Red Penguin Collection, Volume 1, and A Heart Full of Love. Her poems are also featured in the Nassau County Voices In Verse 2020 anthology and the 2020 Bards Annual.

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Review of Doggone Dead


Retired high school teacher Gwen Franklin has a new pet valet business with her BFF, and a whole new leash on life. But a killer is about to come sniffing around . . .

Gwen Franklin is looking forward to spending her retirement drinking her favorite coffee and reading mystery novels. Those peaceful plans are brought to heel by her best friend, Nora. Sporting stiletto heels, leggings, and a “more is better” makeup routine, fifty-something Nora Goldstein has a penchant for marrying—and divorcing—rich men. Now that Gwen’s got free time, Nora figures they should start a dog-walking and pet-sitting service together.

But it’s far from a walk in the park when the corpse of Linda Fletcher is found in Nora’s kitchen. Linda was Nora’s nemesis, and the large knife protruding from her chest points to murder. With no doubt that her bestie’s being framed, Gwen puts her sleuthing skills—acquired from reading every Agatha Christie mystery—to the test as she digs through suspects, including four disgruntled ex-husbands, ten greedy ex-stepchildren, not to mention all her exes’ exes. But with death threats and another body surfacing, can Gwen curb a killer before her own (dog) days come to an end?


The characters are well developed and well rounded.  Gwen and Nora are quite the characters and they really know each other well.  Gwen has just retired from teaching but she does not have very long to enjoy it.  Nora wants to start a dog-watching/pet sitting service.  Even though Gwen is highly allergic to pet dander, she is willing to give it a go.  They hook up with an old student of Gwen’s and hire him as a pooper-scooper.  They are all set with their new business venture but before it can really get going, someone is found dead in Nora’s kitchen.  Now they have to figure out if Nora was the intended victim and who the killer is.

The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and these descriptions pulled me into the story from the very beginning.  The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read.  The mystery was well plotted and had enough clues to sift through and suspects to consider.  

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery.  I will definitely read the next one in the series.    

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book provided by the publisher, Kensington Books, and NetGalley, which I greatly appreciate.

Doggone Dead (The 2 Sisters Pet Valet Mysteries Book 1) by [Dane McCaslin]

New Releases For The Week Of March 21st, 2021–Part 3

Cycles of the Moon: a Wyatt Thomas New Orleans paranormal investigation (French Quarter Mystery 9) by [Eric Wilder]

The sun illuminates all things, the moon nothing but the shadows of our minds

Paranormal investigator Wyatt Thomas awakens from a vivid dream in his French Quarter apartment. He finds an antique double-moonstone pendant placed in his hand by the ghost of a voodoo mambo. One of the two moonstones is missing, and both gemstones are needed to make the pendant magical. There are other problems.

The rightful owner of the pendant is a supernatural fairy named Maurelle. Someone chopped off Maurelle’s wings and buried her alive in the ruins of a French Quarter Creole townhouse. A mystical beast still haunts the grounds of the estate. Now, the fairy’s lifeless body lies in the archaeology department of the University of New Orleans. To raise Maurelle from the dead, Wyatt must travel back in time to Antebellum New Orleans, find the lost moonstone and then return safely to the present.

Will Wyatt survive the journey or become an unwitting foot soldier in the Slave Insurrection of 1811? He could lose his head and have it displayed on a pike in Jackson Square if he does.

Cycles of the Moon is Book 9 of Eric Wilder’s exciting French Quarter Mystery Series set in that ‘exotic, erotic Mecca known as New Orleans.’ Read Cycles of the Moon and find out why one reviewer said, “Wilder’s novels are like an ice-cold Hurricane slush on a hot and steamy Louisiana day.” (Amazon)

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Passion and Poison (Sapphire Beach Cozy Mystery Series Book 10) by [Angela K. Ryan]

Passion and Poison is Book Ten of the Sapphire Beach Cozy Mystery Series.

Sun-drenched Florida beaches. A Fair Trade jewelry shop owner. A mystery that will keep you guessing.

When a patron is poisoned at Gallagher’s Tropical Shack, Gallagher turns to Connie to find the killer and help save his restaurant.

If you enjoy cozy mysteries that keep you on the edge of your seat, loveable characters, and palm trees swaying in the breeze, you’ll love the Sapphire Beach Cozy Mystery Series.

Download Passion and Poison and begin your getaway today! (Amazon)

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Apples, Appaloosa and Alibis (Baker Girls Cozy Mystery Book 4) by [Maria Grazia Swan]

A good deed, a sexy French millionaire, and a deadly mystery. Just a typical day for Monica Baker…

Monica thought her luck was finally improving… until she found herself caught up in a murder investigation. Again. And running the risk of being the next victim.

Who knew that agreeing to pick up someone’s mail could end with a dead body in the den, a warning from beyond the grave, and a media circus?

As chaos ensues, only one thing is certain. If Monica wants her happily ever after with Tristan, she’s going to have to fight for it. Literally… (Amazon)

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Seafaring Magic (A Nautical Seascape Mystery Series Book 2) by [Constance Barker, Corrine Winters]

A Dead Rollercoaster Tycoon and a Lost Friend

A new rollercoaster is unveiled at the Boardwalk and Pier and everyone is ready to ride. However, the festivities come to halt when a murder occurs. Several people may have wanted the victim dead including a wife that would inherit a fortune, a brother in law who would profit, and a sculptor who’s crazy enough to kill over one of his precious collections.

Quinn and Ridley, her turtle familiar, decide to help since this could bring bad publicity to the Aquarium and also get her mind off her lost friend Nora who hasn’t been heard from in quite a while. However, Quinn’s dreams of Nora reveal that her friend is being held against her will. But finding her will be difficult. Can her dreams lead her in the right direction?

And what is up with the weather in King’s Tide? Penny, their new mundane friend and meteorologist, is quite intrigued. But will she find out that the town is magical and that the weather has more to do with the supernatural than with science?

***Find out in the second book in the Nautical Witch Mystery Series*** (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Bound To Be Dead: Cozy Mystery Bookshop Series Book 3 by [Tamra Baumann]

Sawyer Davis, a chef who runs an inherited mystery bookshop, is marinating in trouble once again. While onstage and strapped to a giant bullseye, Sawyer’s magician father hurls knives at her, but she’s not the one who ends up dead. Her father’s ex is found lifeless backstage making her dad the number one suspect.

The timer steadily counts down as Sawyer desperately searches for clues. She has to solve the crime before her boyfriend, Dylan, the sheriff, arrests her father. Meanwhile, her uncle is trying to steal her bookshop and inheritance while she fights to hang on to her mother’s legacy.

With her book club pal’s help, can Sawyer find the real murderer, put her nasty uncle in his place, and salvage her relationship with Dylan without getting burned? (Amazon)

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SLAY PAIRS WITH ROSE (The Kelly's Deli Cozy Murder Mysteries Book 4) by [Sophie  Brent]

Gordon Ramsey meets The Thursday Murder Club.
Instead of serving salads to A listers on a superyacht in the Indian ocean, private chef and wine expert Erin Kelly is back where she started in the small Hampshire town of Kingsmede.

Erin Kelly was thrilled to be asked to make the wedding cake for her friend Zoe’s cousin.

But then the maid of honour goes missing, there is a fire at the luxury hotel and the sumptuous cake goes up in smoke!

Murder has come once again to the Hampshire village of Kingsmede, and Erin is caught in the middle.
Running an Italian deli in an English country village has never been so deadly!

• But who would want to murder an old friend of the bride on the wedding day?
• Who vandalized Erin’s battered old delivery van in the middle of the night?
• Oh, and whose bright idea was it to decorate the wedding cake in handmade roses on the hottest day of the year?

One way or another, this is not going to be the restful summer that Erin had hoped for.

Book Three in the Kelly’s Deli Mystery series!
This witty and feel-good culinary cozy mystery features a deli-owning female sleuth, great Italian food and wine, real friends, personal loss, and re-invention. No cliffhangers, bad language, intimate or graphic scenes.

Note: An earlier version of this book was previously published under the title: Murder and Morello. (Amazon)

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Trouble in Paradise Bay (Paradise Bay Book 1): A Cozy Paranormal Mystery by [Annie Kingman]

A sleuth who sees spirits, a chef who reads tea leaves, and a cat who knows all the games. Murder doesn’t have a ghost of a chance.

For Staley Stoneybrook, life has been turned upside down. As the beneficiary of her long lost uncle’s will, she finds herself the owner of the historic Paradise Bay Station & Inn. But in a strange twist, the beautiful oceanfront property will only be hers when she posts a profit at the end of a year—something she’s determined to do.

But as she’s about to make her first report to her uncle’s lawyer, he’s killed in front of his office. It’s only with the help of all her paranormal helpers that Staley will be able to solve the crime. But solve it she must when she becomes one of the suspects. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

DREAM MAGIC: A Paranormal Women's Fiction Country Cozy Mystery Book (THE FLOWER FARM MAGICAL MYSTERY SERIES 2) by [Lucia Kuhl]

Abracadabra’s called her home.

…To start a Flower Farm?

It says I’m not crazy.

…Not sure. A disembodied voice is a good judge of mental clarity.

It calls itself a Lighter. Think Witch, Ghost, and Alchemist rolled into one fifth-generation power. The Lighter took advantage of a serial killer’s evil to help Abracadabra call one of its children back home.

A few weeks ago, Faith lived in a two-million-dollar apartment in L.A. Today, she’s calling a ghost town home. Okay, she was ready for a change. Who, in their second half of life, needs a high-paying career? Dipping your fingers and toes in rich black earth is so much more rewarding. At least, it will be once the ground warms and thaws.  She’s ready for a change of pace. This isn’t it. A mysterious box tied to a twenty-year-old murder arrives, and Abracadabra will never be the same.

Blake’s a cop. Captain of the Major Crimes Task Force. He’s a good guy who is used to people doing what he asks, except Faith, and her mother, and her niece. The more he tells them to stay put, the more they do their own thing. A thing that’s likely to get them killed. Worse yet, they possess skills he’s never seen, so locking them up for their own safety, not an option. What’s a poor lovestruck guy to do?

If you enjoy Paranormal Women’s Fiction and Cozy Mysteries, you’ll enjoy the off-beat characters of The Flower Farm Magical Mystery Series. Download Dream Magic today.  (Amazon)

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October's Fire (Fairy Glen Suspense Book 1) by [Valerie Power]

She’s in for the ride of her life…or death

All Deirdre Boyd wants to do is trail ride, and her modest rural community is a horsewoman’s dream. Miles upon miles of trails lace the landscape, and despite rumors that it’s haunted, Deirdre has never seen any goblins or specters, much less the legendary horseback-riding Black Witch of Fairy Glen.
But there is something sinister threatening her little piece of heaven. The local real estate mogul, who already hemmed them in with a monster suburbia to the west, wants to build fireproof mega-mansions on the ridgeline to the east, and plans to bulldoze his way through Fairy Glen to get to the top. But it’s 2007. The real estate market is tanking. So where is he getting his money? And does it have anything to do with the dead bodies showing up around the neighborhood?
Meanwhile, Deirdre’s daughter Rebecca has a mysterious new coworker who’s totally not her style. But she’s falling for him anyway…while falling deeper into his world of muscle cars and meth dealers.
As the Santa Ana winds pick up, wildfire won’t be the only thing threatening their lives.
If mom and daughter would just talk occasionally, maybe they could figure out what’s going on in Fairy Glen…before the whole place goes up in flames.

A mashup of Big Little Lies, Twin Peaks, and Trixie Belden set in Southern California horse country, this rural noir with a dash of supernatural is a little bit cozy, a lot suspenseful, and brimming with action.

The first book in a new suspense series starring the crime-solving horsewomen of Fairy Glen. (Amazon)

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Ripped Off (A Ripple Effect Cozy Mystery, Book 6) by [Jeanne Glidewell]

Birthday Surprise Turns to Murder and Embezzlement in Ripped Off, A Cozy Mystery Adventure from Jeanne Glidewell

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Full-time RVers, Rip and Rapella Ripple, arrive in Albuquerque, “Chartreuse Caboose” in tow, to surprise their granddaughter Tiffany on her thirtieth birthday.

But the festivities take a chill when Tiffany and husband Chase’s investment manager and close friend, Trey Monroe, is found dead in the airport with a one-way ticket to the Cayman Islands in his hand. The money Chase and Tiffany had invested through Trey is missing. Worse yet, Tiffany learns—unbeknownst to her—Chase had invested their entire savings in a risky IPO, which lands Chase in the matrimonial dog house, as well as in the big house as a murder suspect.

Shocked by the betrayal of their friend and with their marriage relationship stretched to breaking, the undeterred Rapella comes to the couple’s rescue.

Following leads given her by Trey’s personal assistant—also a victim of her boss’s scheme—Rapella puts herself, along with Rip and Tiffany, in the crosshairs of a killer’s gun. Now, she needs to find a way to confirm Chase’s alibi, get to the truth behind Trey’s death, and recover Tiffany and Chase’s money without adding three more bodies to the count.

Retirement sure is great!

From The Publisher: The Ripple Effect series will be enjoyed by fans of Joanne Fluke, Madison Johns, Ceecee James, and readers of cozy mysteries who enjoy light-hearted, clean & wholesome, mysteries featuring female amateur sleuths and senior citizens.

“In a world that views aging and senior citizens obsolete, it is refreshing to read A Ripple Effect Cozy Mystery series by Jeanne Glidewell.” ~Cindy Travis, Reviewer

“It is not often a book makes me laugh aloud but Jeanne Glidewell never disappoints…” ~Yvonne P., Reviewer

“I hope this series continues. Being Rip and Rapellas’ age I am happy to see them featured in adventures. I can recommend this book to anyone who likes mysteries, cozy or not.” ~Anna, Reviewer

A Rip Roaring Good Time
Rip Tide
Ripped to Shreds
Rip Your Heart Out
Ripped Apart
Ripped Off
No Big Rip

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Leaf of Absence (A Gossipy Gardener Cozy Mystery Book 2) by [Linnea West]

The old mill is being bulldozed for a new shopping mall. No one liked it, but who hated it enough to kill?

The Historical Society is about to get the old Farley mill and the surrounding park and Plumeria Watson is angling to have it named after her. But when a mall developer signs a deal to buy the mil, she’s found dead and Plumeria sees her namesake park slipping away.

Now Plumeria and her sidekick Agnes have to figure out who killed the developer and figure out why the deal went wrong in the first place. The only problem is that everyone’s been using the mill for their own illicit purposes. If Plumeria doesn’t get to the bottom of things, her park will be named after someone else.

Can Plumeria solve the murder or will she be the next one bulldozed?

Read Leaf of Absence and save Plumeria’s namesake park today! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Welcome to the realm of the world where magic, paranormal beings, and ghosts co-exist. Enjoy a collection of 3 stories with paranormal elements!
Invitation to Magic: Cinderella and Prince Wicked

What if Prince Charming isn’t the gentleman everybody thinks he is?

FREE on Kindle Unlimited!

Countess Melanie de Fontaine’s life has changed. Her mother is missing, her father passed away, and now Melanie is alone with her faux-mother and faux-sisters. She’s hanging tough even though she is treated like a servant, doing the house chores and keeping herself busy.

But she can’t take it anymore.

When the invitation to the Royal Dance of the Year arrives, her faux-mother shoves it in her face, knowing full well that Melanie doesn’t have an appropriate dress or the means to get to the palace.

All is not lost, though. An apprentice wizard arrives and dresses Melanie to the nines, then sends her to the palace where she encounters a stunningly charming gentleman. Is this handsome, elegant gentleman who he seems to be? Or could he have wicked intentions?

Buy Invitation to Magic to join the magical ball of the lifetime today!

Invitation to Magic is an anthology of a sweet and spicy Cinderella retelling romance and two pieces of paranormal women’s fiction full of mystery, laughter, and romance.

Wicked for Hire

Medical student Amanda Meyer thought she had her life all planned out until people started dying the moment they touched her. Being cleared of any wrongdoing didn’t stop the medical school from expelling her, and it didn’t rid her of the unfortunate nickname Grim Reaper.

Luckily, having a rep as the harbinger of death isn’t a total resume killer. Rick Rowling, Special Agent for the FBI’s Paranormal Cases Division recruits her to work for the Bureau as a resident witch. But the sexy, brilliant, outrageous loose cannon proves to be just as untouchable as the mysterious creature or creatures that may be responsible for the seemingly unsolvable murder that becomes their first case together.

Instead of treating patients, Amanda’s life becomes a test of her patience and a wild ride into the wicked paranormal world where her new boss runs the show. Together they face a ghoulish force that could destroy the entire city and a grueling family dinner that could leave Amanda contemplating harakiri.

It’s a battle of life and debt [student debt, that is] and saving the world has never been so funny.

Kickstart My Witch

The Napa Valley native is desperately seeking work after yet another job goes up in smoke. Her third employer in a row has gone out of business, and her only lead for gainful employment comes from the familiar voice of her late great grandma Jane, who tells Fio in a dream to seek a position at one of the country’s largest real estate agencies, Quest Realty.

After a disastrous interview with prospective boss Jack Adams, and a run-in with the apparition of a former Quest employee, Fio is ready to give up the ghost and accept long-term unemployment, but Jack has other ideas. He tells Fio if she can spend the night in a haunted apartment and get to the bottom of a supernatural mystery, she just might be right for the job.

Can Fio face her fear and calm a restless spirit? Is she destined for a desk in the Haunted and Hexed Property management division, or will it be back to the want ads in the morning, assuming she survives the night? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Invitation to Magic: A Cinderella Retelling Romance Plus 2 Paranormal Women's Fiction by [Lotta Smith]

Welcome to the realm of the world where magic, paranormal beings, and ghosts co-exist. Enjoy a collection of 3 stories with paranormal elements!
Invitation to Magic: Cinderella and Prince Wicked

What if Prince Charming isn’t the gentleman everybody thinks he is?

FREE on Kindle Unlimited!

Countess Melanie de Fontaine’s life has changed. Her mother is missing, her father passed away, and now Melanie is alone with her faux-mother and faux-sisters. She’s hanging tough even though she is treated like a servant, doing the house chores and keeping herself busy.

But she can’t take it anymore.

When the invitation to the Royal Dance of the Year arrives, her faux-mother shoves it in her face, knowing full well that Melanie doesn’t have an appropriate dress or the means to get to the palace.

All is not lost, though. An apprentice wizard arrives and dresses Melanie to the nines, then sends her to the palace where she encounters a stunningly charming gentleman. Is this handsome, elegant gentleman who he seems to be? Or could he have wicked intentions?

Buy Invitation to Magic to join the magical ball of the lifetime today!

Invitation to Magic is an anthology of a sweet and spicy Cinderella retelling romance and two pieces of paranormal women’s fiction full of mystery, laughter, and romance.

Wicked for Hire

Medical student Amanda Meyer thought she had her life all planned out until people started dying the moment they touched her. Being cleared of any wrongdoing didn’t stop the medical school from expelling her, and it didn’t rid her of the unfortunate nickname Grim Reaper.

Luckily, having a rep as the harbinger of death isn’t a total resume killer. Rick Rowling, Special Agent for the FBI’s Paranormal Cases Division recruits her to work for the Bureau as a resident witch. But the sexy, brilliant, outrageous loose cannon proves to be just as untouchable as the mysterious creature or creatures that may be responsible for the seemingly unsolvable murder that becomes their first case together.

Instead of treating patients, Amanda’s life becomes a test of her patience and a wild ride into the wicked paranormal world where her new boss runs the show. Together they face a ghoulish force that could destroy the entire city and a grueling family dinner that could leave Amanda contemplating harakiri.

It’s a battle of life and debt [student debt, that is] and saving the world has never been so funny.

Kickstart My Witch

The Napa Valley native is desperately seeking work after yet another job goes up in smoke. Her third employer in a row has gone out of business, and her only lead for gainful employment comes from the familiar voice of her late great grandma Jane, who tells Fio in a dream to seek a position at one of the country’s largest real estate agencies, Quest Realty.

After a disastrous interview with prospective boss Jack Adams, and a run-in with the apparition of a former Quest employee, Fio is ready to give up the ghost and accept long-term unemployment, but Jack has other ideas. He tells Fio if she can spend the night in a haunted apartment and get to the bottom of a supernatural mystery, she just might be right for the job.

Can Fio face her fear and calm a restless spirit? Is she destined for a desk in the Haunted and Hexed Property management division, or will it be back to the want ads in the morning, assuming she survives the night? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

A Word to the Witch (An Eira Snow Cozy Mystery Book 2) by [Victoria DeLuis]

A stolen watch, a secret untold, a rising body count! Eira’s going to need more than magic to solve this mystery!

With a high-profile competition taking place at the local hotel and spa, Gemma enters the competition, and Eira and her new-found friend decide to accompany her and enjoy a spa break.

When the head judge, a celebrity chef is murdered and his watch is stolen, Eira must use her wits and a little bit of magic to solve the case.

Join witch Eira Snow, her bubbly apprentice Fleur Evans, and a cast of quirky characters as they solve a new mystery in the quaint Welsh village of Caerleon.

A Word to the Witch is the second book in the Eira Snow series of paranormal cozy mysteries. If you like believable characters, fun mysteries with surprising clues, then you’ll love Victoria DeLuis’ delightful story.

Grab A Word to the Witch and cozy up with your new favourite witch today! (Amazon)

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Paws for Alarm (A Canine Confections Mystery - Book 2) by [Amy Hueston]

One murder is bad enough …

But two murders in a month on the same strip of Worth Avenue in Palm Beach is enough to whip Samantha Armstrong into a frenzy.

When Samantha relaxes into her new role as a dog mom, finds a circle of friends in her new hometown, and sees her new dog bakery Canine Confections barking up business, she’s thrilled that things are going so well … until she hears a bloodcurdling scream from the pastry shop two doors down and runs over to find a dead body on the floor.

Suddenly Samantha finds herself in a race against time to find not only the thief who is stealing from the upscale shops, but a murderer, too. Samantha’s Lab-Mix Sweet Pea wags her tail through all of the clues, suspects and shenanigans. Both Samantha and Sweet Pea are aided in their amateur investigation by the other shopkeepers on the elegant Worth Avenue, and Samantha finds the suspect list growing at every turn.

To make matters worse, Samantha’s old boyfriend arrives in town, and mysterious people start showing up at the Sophisticated Pet and New Age stores nearby. Samantha soon finds that things are not what they seem, and she must figure out what’s going on—or become the next dead body on a bakery floor.

Includes an original recipe from the world-famous Three Dog Bakery! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Pinot and Pumpkins (Barossa Valley Cozy Mystery Book 3) by [Daisy  Linh]

It’s autumn and to Jasmine Mai that means happiness.

No more scorching hot days, or sweltering nights. It’s the time for comfort food, hot drinks and sitting on her patio watching the leaves turn the landscape into glorious shades of red, yellow and orange.

It’s undoubtedly her favourite time of the year.

That is, until Jasmine finds an unwanted guest on her precious pumpkin patch.

An unwanted, un-moving, un-breathing, un-alive guest.

Her least favourite kind.

Now with a pumpkin patch covered in shattered pumpkins and a town of shattered pumpkin growers’ hearts turning to her for answers, Jasmine finds herself looking around at the people she’s known her whole life wondering who could be the culprit of such a callous act.

Now if only she could focus on finding the killer instead of having to field the questions about what will happen to the inaugural Pinot and Pumpkins festival.

Join Jasmine in Pinot and Pumpkins, the third book in the Barossa Valley Cozy Mystery series. It’s a rollicking good time on the rolling hills of the beautiful Barossa Valley with the usual band of big-heart, big-mouthed inhabitants of South Australia’s premier wine country. That is, if you don’t mind the appearance of a corpse or two.

This series is family friendly. (Amazon)

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Friends in Freshly Dug Places: A Pickin' & Grin Inn Mystery by [Jude Hardin]

Welcome to the Pickin’ & Grin Inn!

Downhome cooking…

Country music…

Cabin rentals…


Located just south of Nashville, the small town of Beechmont, Tennessee is party central when it comes to the Fourth of July. Events at a nearby public park draw crowds from all around, and this year the celebration is scheduled to last all weekend. There’s a carnival and a classic car rally and live music on two different stages. Plenty of fun and deep fried food for everyone!

Following a last minute cancelation, aspiring singer/songwriter Lindsay Camaro secures a slot on the entertainment roster, hoping that some label execs might be among the revelers. Everything’s going great until she walks past the tennis courts and ends up chasing a stray ball into the woods, stumbling across a family cemetery in the process.

A very old graveyard with some very new graves.

Lindsay reports her discovery to the police, thinking her involvement will end there. And it does. For a while. But then some things start happening. Some things that make her think she might be in extreme danger…

Everyone’s a suspect. Even the tall and handsome drifter who offers to help. Toss a baffled homicide detective and two dozen Elvis impersonators into the mix—along with rumors of a buried treasure worth millions—and it soon becomes clear that Lindsay is going to have to find the killer before the killer finds her.

Friends in Freshly Dug Places is the second book in a humorous and riveting new series. Perfect for fans of traditional mysteries! (Amazon)

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Murder in the Maternity Ward: A Danger and Donahues Romantic Cozy Mystery by [Michelle  Francik]

Maggie Donahue is a U.S. Marshal. And she’s about to have a baby. When a murder is committed in the hospital, literally above her head, she can’t ignore her training, or her curiosity. When she meets Ashanti, who’s also pregnant, both women are drawn into the mystery, ignoring the advice of Maggie’s husband, and her partner. As they follow the clues the danger escalates, and their due dates get closer. Can they solve the mystery of who murdered the OB/GYN before their babies arrive? And before someone else gets killed? (Amazon)

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Venge by [Will Isenberg, Jill Hand, Dan Kalin]

Forget the police. If you want protection, buy Death Insurance from Lemma Quartz.

Lemma sells black market insurance, which guarantees that you will be avenged if you are hurt or killed. She excels at sales, and she resents her employer for not promoting her to be an assassin.

And Lemma has the perfect cover: she works as a caretaker to her young handicapped neighbor, Milligram. Lemma helps Milligram walk around the neighborhood on crutches, gives him snacks when he’s grumpy, and tucks him in at night. She’s fine with selling Death Insurance to his teachers on the side, as long as Milligram never finds out.

Then, Lemma discovers a string of bizarre deaths: people drowning in bathtubs, or freezing to death in meat lockers. She’s thrilled to be assigned to the case, but it becomes impossible to solve without constantly lying to Milligram about her line of business. Racked with guilt, but obsessed with proving herself as a detective and assassin, Lemma dives headfirst into the case, praying that she can keep Milligram safe from the people she works with. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

New Releases For The Week Of March 21, 2012–Part 2

Death Down the Aisle: A 1920s Mystery (Mrs. Lillywhite Investigates Book 7) by [Emily Queen]

1920’s London

Weddings are supposed to be joyous events–especially when it’s your best friend and your brother who are tying the knot. Unfortunately, for a murder magnet like Rosemary Lillywhite, nothing is ever as simple as it seems… (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Midlife in Glimmerspell: A Paranormal Women's Fiction Novel (Hot Flash Homicides Book 1) by [Addison Moore]

An impending divorce. A hot homicide detective. And spontaneous time travel.
Midlife in Glimmerspell is proving to be magical.

If I thought the first half of my life was a bumpy ride, I’d better buckle up because I’m about to go over the hill and off the rails.

*A laugh out loud Paranormal Women’s Fiction Novel by New York Times Bestseller Addison Moore*

After catching my husband in bed with another woman, I gave him the heave-ho, put our house on the market, and moved away to an enchanting little town for a brand new start. What I didn’t count on was the fact that enchanting little town might just be—enchanted.

Glimmerspell is rumored to be home to vampires, werewolves, and fae, but those are just simply gimmicks to lure tourists to their snowy little town—aren’t they?

Nevertheless, I’ve got a job at the Haunted Book Barn where my niece films her infamous video blog—Murder, Mayhem, and Baking. She’s somehow wrangled me into helping out with whipping up the sweet treats, and in the middle of filming an episode a hot flash strikes and I’m transported to another time, place, and another day entirely.

If I thought the first half of my life was a bumpy ride, I’d better buckle up because I’m about to go over the hill and off the rails.

Midlife in Glimmerspell can be a real killer.

From the NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling author, Addison Moore— Cosmopolitan Magazine calls Addison’s books, “…easy, frothy fun!” (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Surgery and Spells: A Witch Cozy Mystery (Midlife Medicine Book 2) by [Amorette Anderson]

Nurse Grace Littleton is ready for a new way of life…

a way that’s a bit more magical.

After a midlife crisis that involved a bad break-up

and a void within that just didn’t seem possible to fill,

Nurse Grace Littleton finds herself

living a charmed and enchanted new life.

Her job as an RN in the rural village of Covenstead, Vermont,

is fairly easy — until it’s not.

In addition to tending to the town’s ill and injured,

she’s also responsible for investigating death.

So, when a body turns up in the local cemetery,

Grace’s job suddenly becomes much more challenging.

She feels out of her element —

she’s a nurse, not a trained homicide detective for goodness sake!

But the townsfolk are looking to her for answers…

A local teen’s surgery seems to be involved,

covens aren’t getting along,

and a graveside spell may have gone wrong.

Can Grace and her pit bull Lucky dig up the truth?

For fans of paranormal women’s fiction and witch cozy mysteries — a combination of midlife self discovery, magic, and murder.

This is book two in the Midlife Medicine series. Can be read as a standalone or as a follow-up to book one, Post-op and Potions. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Mitzy Moon Mysteries Books 4-6: Paranormal Cozy Mystery (Mitzy Moon Mysteries Box Set Book 2) by [Trixie Silvertale]

Find out why readers are so addicted to this series…

Mitzy Moon is a psychic sleuth with a knack for stumbling onto corpses!

Coming up empty on love and leads pushes Mitzy to unnecessary risks. Now her otherworldly helpers, a nosy Ghost-ma and a fiendish feline, are the only ones who can save her bacon. But with break-ins, Bingo, and big storms stalling out her investigation, she may not be able to keep her dad out of jail.

Over 800 pages of sleuthing fun!

The Mitzy Moon Mysteries: Books 4-6 includes three full-length novels from the hilarious paranormal cozy mystery series, PLUS a never-before-released recipe for Rhubarb Buckle. If you like snarky heroines, supernatural misfits, and a dash of romance, then you’ll love Trixie Silvertale’s twisty whodunits.

Buy this Mitzy Moon Mysteries Box Set to load a mystery in the chamber today!

What Amazon readers are saying:

★★★★★ ‘I can’t stop reading these Mitzy Moon mysteries!’

★★★★★ ‘Charming must-solve paranormal cozy.’

★★★★★ ‘A ghost grandma, a real wild cat, and a girl named after a cheese… What’s not to love?’

★★★★★ ‘Extremely well-written paranormal cozy!’

★★★★★ ‘This series just keeps getting better!’

Book 4 – Sparks and Landmarks: Paranormal Cozy Mystery

A suspicious fire. A Valentine’s Day discovery. Will this psychic sleuth gamble—and lose?

Book 5 – Charms and Firearms: Paranormal Cozy Mystery

A weekend getaway. A charming present. Will this psychic sleuth find a suitor on the slopes?

Book 6 – Bars and Boxcars: Paranormal Cozy Mystery

A robbery on the rails. A gang in hiding. Can this psychic sleuth blow the whistle on a dangerous crew? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

On the Stroke of Midlife: A Paranormal Women's Fiction Cozy Mystery Novel (Midlife Moonshine Book 1) by [Hermione Moon, Serenity Woods]

Moonshine, magic, and murder. I’m definitely having a midlife crisis…

I didn’t expect to be single at forty-five, but I’ve always prided myself on facing up to a challenge. A new town, a better job, and a cozy cottage of my own are all at the top of my To Do list. A new man? Right at the bottom. I’m far too busy for love.

Returning to the Devon village of Crows Tor on Dartmoor brings a new lease of life for me – in more ways than one. It turns out my old school friend, Fiona, makes a secret moonshine at her whisky distillery using spring water collected under the full moon. Apparently it enhances your psychic powers, and she tempts me to have a shot… or three.

I’m thrilled at the prospect of developing my psychic abilities. And then I look into a crystal ball at the May Day fair and have a vision of a murder. Suddenly it’s not such a fun idea after all, especially when my prediction comes true. Consumed by guilt because I didn’t warn the victim, I’m determined to find the killer, even if it puts me in the very path of danger…


The Midlife Moonshine stories are set on Dartmoor in Devon, England, and contain British English spelling and usage. They are clean reads with no graphic violence, strong language, or sex, but they’re packed with magic, mystery, romance, and history – all starring women in the prime of midlife! (Amazon)

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Victim at the Vet (Country Girl in the Big City Cozy Mystery Book 3) by [Susan Harper]

A good vet can literally be a lifesaver. But sometimes not.

A cozy mystery from International Bestselling Author Susan Harper

Bonnie has started to earn money as a dog walker and things are looking up. When she lands a job at a veterinarian clinic as a dog groomer, she is well on her way to making ends meet. She even saves the life of one of the dogs. Then one of the vet techs turns up dead and Bonnie finds herself in the middle of another murder mystery. Can she balance her schoolwork, two jobs, and her sleuthing?

Victim at the Vet is the third 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 Victim at the Vet 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

Scatman Dues (Freaky Florida Mystery Adventures Book 6) by [Margaret Lashley]

Portal Letting for Fun & Profit.

When Bobbie and Grayson head back to Plant City to help out some old friends, they run into a “hole” new set of problems.

While investigating a rash of missing persons, it’s not long before they get under each other’s skin. What’s making them all hot and bothered?

Each other. In more ways than one.

Bobbie’s down-to-earth explanations for the missing men irritate Grayson, while his otherworldly theories have her itching for a sane solution. But when new, conflicting evidence emerges in the case, they soon realize they’ve only scratched the surface of the mystery at hand.

Worm butts. BIMBO Mobiles. Mystery meatballs.

It’s enough to make someone break out in hives!

Complicating matters, Grayson finally gets word on his Mothman scat samples—escalating their problems excrementally.

This time, it looks like these two have truly stepped in it—big time.

Like Carl Hiassen? Tim Dorsey? Dorian Box? You’ll probably love Freaky Florida Mystery Adventures, too! The weirdness of The X-Files and the unwashed insanity of My Name is Earl collide to form this deliciously snarky, totally abnormal mystery series. New from the author of the best-selling Val Fremden Mystery Series!

What Readers are Saying about the Series:

“This series cracks me up!” Amazon Review

“I have read Tim Dorsey, Carl Hiaasen, and Randy Wayne White. Those writers are funny but they need to watch out for you.” J. Heinrich

“I’ve heard the expression “I laughed so hard I cried” but I never experienced it until I read this book.” Amazon Review

“I read a lot, and Kindle suggested this book. Moth Busters is laugh out loud funny. Is everyone in Florida crazy?” Facebook Review

“Not a scary or over the top paranormal book. I stayed up until 2:30 in the morning reading it. It was just that good! I’m a real scaredy-cat, just not into reading about things that go bump in the night. It is filled with quirky characters, mystery and a lot of humor. So if you want to be truly entertained, READ THIS BOOK.” Amazon Review

“Plenty of mysteries and slap stick humor with a backwoods redneck cousin thrown in the mix. I almost felt like I was reading a cross between Terry Pratchett and Piers Anthony.” Amazon Review

“Full of wacky characters, amazing descriptions, and lots of theories of the unknown, this book makes for a funny mystery.” Amazon Review

“Rampant with humorous banter and fun interpersonal relationships over a solidly bizarre mystery and great characterization.” Amazon Review

“This is a rollicking ride from the very beginning with laugh-out-loud prose, rednecks, weirdos and Tootsie Pops…oh my!” Amazon Review

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Witch In The Water (Hallow Haven Witch Mysteries Book 3) by [Mara Webb]

Sadie Alden has a man by her side, magic in her blood and a ringing in her ears. What was that explosion?

As the resident peacekeeper, it’s her job to leave the main island of Hallow Haven and follow trouble wherever it may lead. Once again, it has led her to a dead body. This time it seems like there is much more to the crime than meets the eye.

As the people of the island swarm her head with local myths and legends, Sadie must wade through the information in search of the truth. Someone that was presumed missing has been found in the worst way, a water spirit is threatening to get its revenge and Sadie’s cat has reached a whole new level of annoying.

Hopefully she can get to the bottom of the mystery in time to enjoy the romantic events on the island with her new beau, but what are the chances of that happening?

Witch In The Water is the third book in the Hallow Haven Witch Mysteries series. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Wicked Games (Hartley Grace Featherstone Mysteries Book 3) by [Gemma Halliday, Jennifer Fischetto]

From #1 Amazon, New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Gemma Halliday comes a cosplay convention that turns deadly…

GamerCon has come to Silicon Valley, and high school reporter Hartley Grace Featherstone is excited to cover the convention that celebrates the history of video gaming and the latest break out titles causing a buzz on the scene. Case in point: the much anticipated Athena’s Quest by hot young game developer Connor Simon. However Hartley’s cavorting with Pokémon and Mario-loving fans gets cut short when, before Hartley can even try out the new game, Connor is found dead—bludgeoned to death by a gaming console!

GamerCon is suddenly a crime scene, Hartley is in the middle of a homicide story, and everyone at the convention is a suspect. From Connor’s gorgeous girlfriend, to his overbearing talent manager, to his former partner with a grudge and an agenda, and his teenage protégée with a secret, everyone in Connor’s life had a reason to want him dead. With the help of her bubbly best friend and the bad-boy editor of her school paper, Hartley finds herself wading through suspects, crashing crime scenes, and digging up evidence…all while dodging her mom’s new boyfriend who just happens to be the homicide detective assigned to Connor’s case.

As tensions escalate and the danger mounts, it’s only a matter of time before the killer strikes again…and it could be game over for Hartley!

Hartley Grace Featherstone Mysteries:
Deadly Cool – book #1
Killer Looks – book #2
Wicked Games – book #3

“Irreverently funny voice… wicked pace… explosive conclusion!”
~ Booklist

“Halliday balances the comedy and suspense notes well, keeping her characters intriguing and her narrative bright. Suspenseful fun.”
~ Kirkus Reviews

“This fun and outrageous mystery is a perfect mix of humor and horror that will have readers laughing while they try to figure out ‘whodunit.'”
~ School Library Journal

“I absolutely adore this series and these characters… it’s smart, funny and full of heart.”
~ The Book Life

Rating: This book does not contain any scenes with graphic gore, violence, or sexual content. Its rating would be similar to a PG13 movie or Hallmark Channel mystery. Themes encountered by real teens are explored, while keeping the overall rating and content appropriate for younger- and pre-teens. Consequences are shown for behaviors, and negative actions are not glorified. (Amazon)

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Shamrock Blend (A Paramour Bay Cozy Paranormal Mystery Book 18) by [Kennedy Layne]

A little bit of clover is sprinkled all throughout this baffling whodunit in the next installment of the Paramour Bay Mysteries by USA Today Bestselling Author Kennedy Layne…

Spring is just around the corner, the neighborhood squirrels are about to come out of their winter hibernation, and dandelions are sure to be abundant everywhere in the village square.

Raven begins to notice that her familiar is having good fortune that goes far beyond an ordinary stroke of luck. When she discovers an enchanted shamrock stuck to a tuft of his fur, all might not be what it seems. An exciting treasure hunt ensues, but not for a pot of gold. Instead, Raven and the gang are on borrowed time to find out who tried to cast a divination spell gone awry that could have had serious consequences for one of their own.

You’ll definitely want to have a rub of the blarney stone for luck to help solve this cozy mystery! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback

Deadly Claws (A Witch in the Woods Book 1) by [Jenna St. James]

A 40-year-old Witch with a New Career

A Gargoyle Sheriff Raising a Teenaged Daughter

And an Enchanted Island Full of Secrets

Career-driven witch, Shayla Loci, is about to turn forty and is ready for a change. When she retires from capturing criminal supernaturals for the government, she figures her days of chasing bad guys is over. Little did she know her new job as the game warden on Enchanted Island would thrust her right back into harm’s way…and she wasn’t even officially on the clock yet! But when Sheriff Stone enlists her help to find out who killed an island resident, Shayla readily agrees. Between sorting through alibis, gathering clues, and mentoring a wayward teenager on how to be a witch…Shayla’s life is hectic. If only her estranged dad–the King–wouldn’t insist she take her bodyguard, Needles, with her everywhere she goes. Just when Shayla believes she’s identified the killer, a new threat emerges…leaving her to make a snap decision that may cost her her life. This new paranormal cozy series with a twist on midlife discovery will leave you guessing and hungry for more! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

The Longest Night: A Miranda Riley Cozy Mystery by [Krystal Doolittle]

Nightmares are plaguing Little Feather.
Is it nothing, or is it something much more sinister?

When more and more people start complaining about having horrible nightmares, Miranda starts to wonder if there’s more to it. Could something supernatural be causing the nightmares? And if so, how do you stop something that you can only see in your dreams? She’s not sure, but as the only person who stands between the paranormal world and humans, it’s her responsibility to figure it out.

Thankfully, she has a team of friends to help her as well as her corgi, Hank. But when it comes down to it, will she be able to save them? (Amazon)

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Cats and Catnapping: A Mira Michaels Mystery (Mira Michaels Cozy Mysteries Book 1) by [Julia Koty]

Mira Michaels finally calls her old life quits. She moves out of her psychic sister’s house and is on the road to her new life. Her trip to Pennsylvania starts simply, even if her cat, Arnold, can’t stop backseat driving. She refuses to accept that she can hear his kitty voice, until the radio refuses to work. Then, at a rest stop she witnesses a catnapping of the sweet kitty that Arnold has a crush on. Mira promises to chase the catnapper across the northeast and find the cat’s owner all before she must meet her realtor at her new house. Antics ensue. (Amazon)

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Follow The Dark Tale (A Disappearance Mystery Thriller Book 3) by [Laura Greene]

Melody’s investigation meets unexpected blockades. As she turns to a close friend for help in part three of this riveting series, Melody is not sure who she can trust on Deacon Island.

One area of her life at least seems to have a steady growth and that is her relationship with Will. But unforeseen circumstances and a Deacon family secret make for an interesting tumble of events.

From international bestselling murder mystery and crime fiction author Laura Greene comes Follow The Dark Tale, part of A Disappearance Mystery Thriller, a collection of suspenseful short stories about a college graduate on the hunt to find her father. Follow her in each thrilling story which can be read in one sitting. (Amazon)

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Eastwind’s most untrustworthy resident is her only lead…

Fifth Wind witch Ruby True wants to be left alone with a good book to heal an aching heart. But when an unidentified vampire is found dead in Veris Bluffs Asylum, the sheriff wrangles her into applying her gifts for hire.

But when Ruby discovers the victim’s lingering spirit, something no vampire is reported to have, there may be only one man who can answer their many questions. Unfortunately, he’s the last person whose word she would trust…

Will Ruby get the the heart of the murder before her broken heart gets the best of her?

Vampire’s Ire: An Eastwind Witches Paranormal Cozy Mystery is the third book in the Ruby True Magical Mystery series. If you like strong female friendships, gossipy small towns, and lighthearted humor, you will love Nova Nelson’s delightful tale.

Buy Vampire’s Ire to solve the mystery today!

Note: This is a second edition and was previously published under the series True & Bloom.

Vampire's Ire: An Eastwind Witches Paranormal Cozy Mystery (A Ruby True Magical Mystery Book 3) by [Nova Nelson]

Eastwind’s most untrustworthy resident is her only lead…

Fifth Wind witch Ruby True wants to be left alone with a good book to heal an aching heart. But when an unidentified vampire is found dead in Veris Bluffs Asylum, the sheriff wrangles her into applying her gifts for hire.

But when Ruby discovers the victim’s lingering spirit, something no vampire is reported to have, there may be only one man who can answer their many questions. Unfortunately, he’s the last person whose word she would trust…

Will Ruby get the the heart of the murder before her broken heart gets the best of her?

Vampire’s Ire: An Eastwind Witches Paranormal Cozy Mystery is the third book in the Ruby True Magical Mystery series. If you like strong female friendships, gossipy small towns, and lighthearted humor, you will love Nova Nelson’s delightful tale.

Buy Vampire’s Ire to solve the mystery today!

Note: This is a second edition and was previously published under the series True & Bloom. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

New Releases For The Week Of March 21st, 2021–Part 1

The Consequences of Fear: A Maisie Dobbs Novel by [Jacqueline Winspear]

As Europe buckles under Nazi occupation, Maisie Dobbs investigates a possible murder that threatens devastating repercussions for Britain’s war efforts in this latest installment in the New York Times bestselling mystery series.

October 1941. While on a delivery, young Freddie Hackett, a message runner for a government office, witnesses an argument that ends in murder. Crouching in the doorway of a bombed-out house, Freddie waits until the coast is clear. But when he arrives at the delivery address, he’s shocked to come face to face with the killer.

Dismissed by the police when he attempts to report the crime, Freddie goes in search of a woman he once met when delivering a message: Maisie Dobbs. While Maisie believes the boy and wants to help, she must maintain extreme caution: she’s working secretly for the Special Operations Executive, assessing candidates for crucial work with the French resistance. Her two worlds collide when she spots the killer in a place she least expects. She soon realizes she’s been pulled into the orbit of a man who has his own reasons to kill—reasons that go back to the last war.

As Maisie becomes entangled in a power struggle between Britain’s intelligence efforts in France and the work of Free French agents operating across Europe, she must also contend with the lingering question of Freddie Hackett’s state of mind. What she uncovers could hold disastrous consequences for all involved in this compelling chapter of the “series that seems to get better with every entry” (Wall Street Journal). (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook

If you love Hallmark mystery movies,
you’ll love this cozy mystery
with humor, intrigue, and a librarian amateur sleuth.

Marvey, a librarian, has moved from Brooklyn to a quirky small town in Georgia. When she’s not at the library organizing events for readers, she’s handcrafting book-themed jewelry and looking after her cranky cat. At times, her new life in the South still feels strange…and that’s before the discovery of the dead body in the bookstore.

After one of her friends becomes a suspect, Marvey sets out to solve the murder mystery. She even convinces Spence, the wealthy and charming newspaper owner, to help. With his ties to the community, her talents for research, and her fellow librarians’ knowledge, Marvey pursues the truth. But as she gets closer to it, could she be facing a deadly plot twist?

This first in series cozy mystery includes a free Hallmark original recipe for Classic Peach Cobbler. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook

Cat's Meow (The 2 Sisters Pet Valet Mysteries) by [Dane McCaslin]

Retired schoolteacher Gwen Franklin has a new pet project—and a sideline in sleuthing. But this new case has a dangerous sting in the tail . . .

Gwen’s calendar has been filling up ever since she was hounded by her best friend, Nora, into starting 2 Sisters Pet Valet Services. Now they’ve been invited to attend the annual Clear the Shelter event, hosted by Portland’s very own blonde bombshell newscaster, Babs Prescott. Babs is convinced she’s top dog among local celebrities, but it’s clear that someone disagrees when Babs’ body is found following a downtown press conference.

A story this juicy would be headline news at any time, but especially once local crime reporter Shelby Tucker is arrested for the murder. Gwen was Shelby’s high school teacher, and she’s sure her former pupil is innocent. But in that case, who was itching to take Babs out of the spotlight for good? As Nora and Gwen investigate, they find personal mysteries at odds with Babs’ public persona, all leading to a killer who’s not pussyfooting around . . . (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook

Hidden Secrets (A Hope Herring Mystery Book 5) by [J A  Whiting, Nell  McCarthy]

This is book 5 in the Hope Herring cozy mystery series by USA TODAY Bestselling Author J.A. Whiting and Nell McCarthy.
It is spring in North Carolina and Hope is planning new gardens for the yard of her century-old house. Teaching at the middle school, working part time in a bakery, and raising her daughter, Cori, leave little time for her to do research on two mysteries. But Hope and her resident ghost keep searching for clues to his hundred-year old murder while she continues to look into the suspicious accident that took her husband’s life.
Hope has one more thing to worry about. Her friend and bakery owner, Edsel, is having the same dream every night where a ghost says she needs to speak to Hope.
Will Hope, with help from Cori and Edsel, get closer to finding the answers they’re looking for before a killer tries to silence them? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

A Baker's Coven (Spellford Cove Mystery Book 3) by [Samantha Silver]

Welcome to Spellford Cove, where the baking is sweet and the witches are wild.

Robin is finally settling into Spellford Cove. Business is booming, and as the weather gets colder her relationship with Hunter seems to be heating up. And she finally gets some answers about her biological father. But when a friend of Elsa’s is murdered, Robin decides to get involved.

After all, she does have a bit of experience in solving murder cases.

As she gets closer to solving the case, however, Robin soon finds herself in the killer’s crosshairs. And it turns out maybe her father hasn’t quite learned that no means no after all…

This is the third book in the Spellford Cove paranormal cozy mystery series. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Paddlers, Promises & Poison: A Camper and Criminals Cozy Mystery Book 16 (A Camper & Criminals Cozy Mystery Series) by [Tonya Kappes]

Welcome to Normal, Kentucky, where nothing is normal!

USA TODAY Bestselling Author Tonya Kappes is leading the camping craze with her southern cozy mystery series, A Camper & Criminals Cozy Mystery. Be sure you join Tonya’s newsletter for all of her adventures on and off the page while she writes and travels in her own camper, her readers have lovingly named Tonya’s Shamper (she camper). Don’t miss out on her very informative CAMPING CHIT CHAT blog where she gives you tips, tricks, hacks and delicious campfire recipes:
REALTOR Chelsea O’Connell is found dead in a model home of the new development in Normal. She was not popular in the small tourist town located in the Daniel Boone National Park because the last thing this town wants is for more development to come in to take away anymore of the forest.

Detective Hank Sharp has his own hands full instead of worrying about his girlfriend Mae West and her nosey set of friend, The Laundry Club Ladies, now that he found out cuts are coming the Normal Sheriff’s department.

Rumors are swirling around about the Sheriff’s department doing some outsourcing and Hank’s job is one of them. Mae finds herself at a crossroads, does she put on her sleuthing cap to help out a friend who is the number one suspect on Hank’s list, or does she let Hank solve the murder by himself so he can prove how valuable his position is to the department? (Amazon)

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A Midlife CatAstrophe: A Paranormal Women's Fiction Cozy Mystery (MenoPaws Mysteries Book 1) by [Morgana Best]

When Nell Darling moves to a small Aussie mountain town after a messy divorce, she decides her life will be purrfect. But life has decided to be no such thing! Nell discovers a body, buys a mysterious bookstore, and starts to suspect she is losing her mind–all because a local cat, JenniFur, begins stopping by for a chat.

Yet Nell has no time to paws and reflect. Soon she is chasing her tail to solve the murder. Hot on her heels is the dreamy Detective Caspian Cole, who seems to think Nell is mad fur real. But it doesn’t matter what Detective Cole thinks, because Nell is about to discover that menopause doesn’t mean her life is put on pause. 

In fact, menopause is a sign that Nell’s has finally begun. 

Litter-ally a fun read for women who are coming into their power! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

High Stakes (The Erin O'Reilly Mysteries Book 11) by [Steven Henry]

Trust can be an unaffordable luxury

Detective Erin O’Reilly’s world is in chaos. After a deadly ambush leaves her boyfriend fighting for his life, she finds herself distrusted by gangsters and fellow police officers alike. She’s walking a fine line between cops and criminals, making her way into a dangerous undercover assignment. But no sooner has she started than a mobster is murdered. All the evidence points to one of Erin’s few allies as the killer. Is he innocent? And if he is, can she prove it?

The personal stakes have never been higher for Erin. With her K-9 partner Rolf the only one she can truly count on, she must find a path through a maze of half-truths and lies. In the underworld, perception is more important than reality in a lethal game where the prize is survival. Can Erin’s wits and Rolf’s instincts find the truth, or will they lose themselves in the labyrinth? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Dundee Cake Deception: Albert Smith's Culinary Capers Recipe 8 by [steve higgs]

Anyone wanting a laugh with a mystery included will have all they can handle in this hilarious read!

Snoozing on the train ride into Dundee, a horrified scream tears both Albert and Rex from their dreams and back to reality …

… where they discover a woman has just witnessed a murder.

It would be easy to dismiss her claim; she saw something in the window of a house as the train went by, but when there are dangerous men waiting for her at Dundee station, Albert has to accept she might be onto something.

With the Gastrothief trail gone cold, Albert and Rex are in Dundee to sample the famous cake and learn how to make it. That might happen, but stepping in to defend the woman on the train, they soon find themselves embroiled in something far more sinister than they could have imagined.

Baking. It can get a guy killed. (Amazon)

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Greed in Little Leaf Creek (A Little Leaf Creek Cozy Mystery Book 6) by [Cindy Bell]

Living in the country comes with cheeky goats, small town secrets and another murder….

Cassie Alberta is loving her new life in Little Leaf Creek. She is becoming part of the community, has a new romantic interest and is enjoying fixing up her farmhouse. She loves living next to her new best friend Harry, a Collie mix, and two naughty goats. But it’s not all a bed of roses when there is a murder at the local garden center.

Cassie and her grumpy ex-cop next-door neighbor join forces and lend a helping hand to try to find the killer. But they have a lot of digging to do and uncover more than they bargained for.

Will Cassie find the murderer before she lands up buried herself?

Recipe included: Lemon Bars

Greed in Little Leaf Creek is the fast-paced sixth book in the Little Leaf Creek Cozy Mystery Series. If you like unexpected twists and turns, lively personalities, and a never-ending list of suspicious characters, then you’ll love Cindy Bell’s heartwarming whodunnit.

Buy Greed in Little Leaf Creek to start solving the murder today! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Aged for Acrimony (A Tuscan Vineyard Cozy Mystery—Book 6) by [Fiona Grace]

“Very entertaining. I highly recommend this book to the permanent library of any reader that appreciates a very well written mystery, with some twists and an intelligent plot. You will not be disappointed. Excellent way to spend a cold weekend!”
–Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (regarding Murder in the Manor)

AGED FOR ACRIMONY (A TUSCAN VINEYARD COZY MYSTERY) is book #6 in a charming new cozy mystery series by #1 bestselling author Fiona Grace, author of Murder in the Manor (Book #1), a #1 Bestseller with over 100 five-star reviews—and a free download!

Olivia Glass, 34, turns her back on her life as a high-powered executive in Chicago and relocates to Tuscany, determined to start a new, simpler life—and to grow her own vineyard.

Spring is in the air, and Olivia is beyond excited to finally debut her home-grown wine at a major wine festival. The festival draws people from all over Tuscany, and Olivia wonders if this will be her big break—until a customer, fighting over the last bottle of her wine, ends up killed.

Can Olivia, stuck in the middle of it all, clear her name?

Hilarious, packed with travel, food, wine, twists and turns, romance and her newfound animal friend—and centering around a baffling small-town murder that Olivia must solve—the TUSCAN VINEYARD is an un-putdownable mystery series that will keep you laughing late into the night.

Book #7 in the series will be available soon! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Bouncing Betty (The Scarlet Chronicles Book 1) by [Liliana  Hart]

If you’re a fan of the Addison Holmes Mystery Series, you’re going to love The Scarlet Chronicles!

General Patton has nothing on Scarlet Holmes. She’s beautiful, savvy, and smart, and if anyone can take down the Nazi’s single-handedly, it’s her. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Swept Away: A fun and fast-paced private investigator cozy mystery/beach read (Maggie PI Mysteries Book 9) by [Rose Pressey]

This time a rich woman’s murder takes Maggie P..I. from Miami to the French Riviera. How will Maggie, Dorothy, and Morty navigate the picturesque backdrop of beaches, yachts, and the wealthy? Be prepared to laugh out loud. Or at the very least a few chuckles will hopefully escape your lips. (Amazon)

Editions available: Kindle

Don't Rock the Goat (Bought-the Farm Cozy Mystery Book 8) (Bought-the-Farm Mystery) by [Ellen  Riggs ]

Spring has sprung in Clover Grove and Ivy is expecting baby goats… and old ghosts.

When rescuers drop off a trio of pregnant goats at Runaway Farm they also deliver the promise of renewal and fun. Instead, the arrival of a ghost from Ivy’s past coincides with another murder in quaint Clover Grove. Learning about goat midwifery becomes the least of her problems.

An ornery pickpocket goat makes a good addition to the crime-solving “farm family.” Will that be enough to outplay a heartless killer before the onslaught of kids arrives? Or will someone else die as the menagerie grows?

The next book in the Bought-the-Farm Mystery Series is a perfect page-turner for lovers of animals, cozy mysteries and funny, spunky aspiring sleuths. (Amazon)

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Picture Perfect (Jack Dillon Dublin Tales Book 9) by [MIke Faricy]

An American gangster is having his picture taken at restaurants and pubs in Ireland. He’s wanted by the FBI, State Police, Boston Police, and a host of others. What’s he doing posing for pictures with gorgeous women? Once again, Faricy has written a most enjoyable spellbinder
– The Irish Gazette

An action-packed novel in the best selling Jack Dillon Dublin Tales series!

Killian Graham is paid every month to take a beautiful lady of his choice out to dinner. He stays in a five-star hotel, eats the best food, drinks the best whiskey, and enjoys the charms of a grateful companion . . .

Meanwhile, American gangster Jimmy Dugan has been ‘hiding’ out in the open.

US Marshal Jack Dillon and An Garda Síochána DI Paddy Suel, assigned to a human trafficking case, have their investigation interrupted by the suspected appearance of Jimmy Dugan. But what is he doing in Ireland? And how did he get through security?

Things are about to get crazy.

He doesn’t know it yet, but Killian Graham has a target on his back.

Two American students are kidnapped… maybe.

A mob hitman has just arrived and is about to end Killian Graham’s escapades…


The Jack Dillon Dublin Tales series is written by Mike Faricy and was originally released under the pseudonym, Patrick Emmett. Faricy also writes the award-winning Dev Haskell series, the award-winning Corridor Man series, and the Hotshot series. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Witch of a Honeymoon (Witch Reborn Book 5) by [Belinda White]

You need a vacation, they said. It’ll be fun, they said. Turns out, it was murder. Or very close to it.

I allowed myself to be talked into taking an actual vacation. Not just any vacation, either. A honeymoon. And since my sister Sapphire and I had shared a wedding, we decided it would only be fair to share the honeymoon part of things too.

Meaning just the trip, of course. We’d be keeping our men to ourselves, thank you very much.

Still, seeing the Northern Lights had been on my bucket list for years, so I caved. Next thing I knew, the four of us were boarding a ship heading for Alaska.

It sounded like a great idea at the time. Lots of rest and relaxation, and yes, some added cuddle time too. It was a honeymoon, after all.

Unfortunately, the trip didn’t exactly go as we had planned.

Trust Sapphire to book the same cruise as a killer and their target. And trust me to get between them.

My very first vacation just might end up being my last.

Witch of a Honeymoon is book five in the Paranormal Women’s Cozy Mystery series, Witch Reborn. If you like your mysteries with strong women and strong families, dive on in! The magic’s waiting for you. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle