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

Wicked Honeymoon (An Ivy Morgan Mystery Book 19) by [Lily Harper Hart]

Jack Harker and his new wife Ivy have beaten the odds, and with that comes a little rest and relaxation. They have a two-week honeymoon planned, and the first leg involves a glamping trip down the river.
Jack has never been one for camping, and the truth is, he would’ve preferred anything but what they’ve got planned. Ivy, however, is desperate to prove that camping can be fun. What Jack wants most is for Ivy to have everything, so he gives in.
He may live to regret it. That is if he doesn’t die first.
What should’ve been an idyllic kayaking trip down the river, complete with gourmet meals and glamorous tents, turns into a mystery when one of the other guests finds blood on the ground on the second day. Jack and Ivy are instantly suspicious … but they seem to be the only ones.
There’s no body, so no reason to worry, and yet Ivy’s dreams won’t let her rest. Can you prove murder when there’s no body and nobody is missing? That’s the plan for Ivy and Jack, although the trip will have them questioning more than their fellow travel-goers. It will have them questioning their instincts, too.
Strap in. Just because it’s a honeymoon, that doesn’t mean the ride won’t be bumpy. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Audiobook

A Design of Deceit (The Dickinson Sisters Mysteries Book 5) by [Blythe Baker]

Upon hearing rumors of “dark” goings on at a nearby country estate, Iris Dickinson cannot resist the pull to become involved. When a sudden storm traps her on the property, she must navigate the dangerous waters of a family mystery she does not fully understand, without the help of her sister Lily.

But there is more than one mystery haunting Iris, as shadowy childhood memories resurface. Can she survive one “storm” before being overtaken by another? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

The Uncountable Cost of Mystery: A Severine DuNoir Historical Cozy Adventure (The Mysteries of Severine DuNoir Book 6) by [Beth Byers]

January 1926

Severine DuNoir and friends have left New Orleans and started on the trail to just what happened to Jane Oliver.

Things are confused and emotions are intense as they find Jane. The relief of finding their missing loved one fades as they have to face what they’ve found? Will their friendship survive? Where do they go from here?

Book FIVE in the Mysteries of Severine DuNoir. These historical adventures are playful with a lightly spooky edge. In the coming stories, Severine will discover more than she expected, and begin to finally decide her future. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Captains, Lies, and Murder: Victoria Parker Regency Mysteries Book Two by [Jennifer Monroe]

A month after solving the murder of the Duke of Everton, Miss Victoria Parker is ready to indulge in a week of leisure. And what better setting than the quiet solitude of the farm belonging to the brother of her assistant, James Kensington? Although the getaway sounds promising, it does come with two caveats: Victoria and James must keep quiet their budding romance, and they must play guardian to James’s eighteen-year-old niece, Dinah, a task to which Vicky readily agrees.

And a decision she will soon regret.

On their first morning on the Kensington Farm, Captain Walter Rummings is found murdered. Worse still, the local constable has cast suspicion on Dinah, causing James to fret. After all, if Dinah’s name is ruined, no worthy suitor will every come to call. Not to mention the likelihood of a sojourn to the gallows.

With the Kensington name – and Dinah’s life – on the line, Victoria sets out to solve the murder of the captain, a task far more difficult than she first believed. The man had more enemies than friends, and finding buried treasure may prove easier than learning “whodunit”.

As Victoria delves deeper into the mystery, she also finds herself struggling to navigate her increasingly complex feelings for a despondent James. As the clock ticks faster, Victoria races to save not only her heart, but also the family name of the man for whom she cares deeply.

A cozy, romantic Regency murder mystery that will keep you guessing til the end. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Resurrected Bumpkin: Page-Turning Cozy With Fun and Fabulous Fur Babies (Country Cousin Mysteries Book 7) by [Sam  Cheever]

Meanwhile, in a local support group for people with control issues…

Hi! I’m Joey, and I’m learning to cope with not having control over any aspect of my life.

Really, I am.

So what if my boyfriend’s parents are here for a visit. I can deal with that, right? They probably won’t completely hate me. I’m sure they won’t judge me for being an unrepentant bumpkin.

Oh, and somebody’s trying to kill my mom. There’s no way that can end badly.

But, surely I can find the villain before he accomplishes his deadly task, right?

At least Hal’s parents are here to watch me completely meltdown and lose my mind. Sooo, that’s cool.

Sigh… Stick a pitchfork in me. I’m dung. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

A Murder in Paris (A Year in Europe—Book 1) 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)

A MURDER IN PARIS is the debut novel 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.

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 A MURDER IN PARIS (Book #1), Diana hopes to kick off her journey, and find new love, with an unforgettable night at the Versailles ball. But when the dramatic night takes a harrowing turn she could never expect, Diana realizes she will have to solve the crime—or else have her trip end in disaster.

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 #2 (DEATH IN FLORENCE) and book #3 (VENGEANCE IN VIENNA) in the series are now also available! (Amazon)

Caught Off Guard : A Samantha True Mystery (The Samantha True Mysteries Book 4) by [Kristi Rose]

Editions Available: Kindle

There’s no rule book for this deadly game

When Samantha’s friend and sometimes boss AJ Gunn is accused of murdering the star quarterback for the Oregon pro-team she knows three things:

  1. No way is AJ guilty even if he doesn’t have a solid alibi
  2. This is not a one gal PI gig, she’s going to need help
  3. Rich people are crazy

If Samantha thought she was out of her element in Wind River, investigating in a new town is like working in a foreign land. Looking for a real suspect, Samantha meets a host of powerful characters with deep pockets and dark secrets. They’re dangerous and strike fast. And Samantha knows too much. She’ll have to watch her back.

If not, AJ will go to jail for life and Samantha could end up paying the ultimate penalty.

Warning: May cause spontaneous laughter. This mystery offers witty banter, characters you’ll want to be friends with, and is a perfect escape to the Pacific Northwest. Laughing out loud in public may cause curious glances from strangers.

Read more novels from USA Today Bestselling author Kristi Rose

Samantha True Mysteries
One Hit Wonder
All Bets Are Off

The No Strings Series:
The Girl He Knows
The Girl He Needs
The Girl He Wants

The Wyoming Matchmaker Series:
The Cowboy Takes A Bride
The Cowboy’s Make Believe Bride
The Cowboy’s Runaway Bride

The Meryton Brides Series (Formerly Meryton Matchmakers)
Book 1: To Have and To Hold
Book 2: With This Ring
Book 3: I Do
Book 4: Promise Me This
Book 5: Marry Me, Matchmaker
Book 6: Honeymoon Postponed

The Coming Home Series: (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

A Fairway to Arms in Hemingway Hills Seaview Cottages Cozy Mystery #4 by [Anna Celeste Burke]

There’s big trouble at The Blue Haven Resort & Spa. It’s time to go for the G.O.L.D. again!

One of Marty Monroe’s old contacts at the resort begs the Grand Old Lady Detective [G.O.L.D.] agency for help. There’s been a serious mishap on the golf course at the exclusive Hemingway Hills Country Club. During a brazen heist, a cache of arms is stolen from the guards who patrol the private enclave. A man is found dead on the fairway, but it’s not clear if he was in on the heist or not. When the members of G.O.L.D. learn the identity of the murdered man, how can they say no to the request to investigate another dangerous crime?

Grab your copy book 4 in the delightful Seaview Cottages Cozy Mystery series by USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Anna Celeste Burke. Join G.O.L.D. and Charly’s Angels as they try to unravel the mystery.

Absolutely delicious recipes included.

Free to read with Kindle Unlimited. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Aroma With A View: A Paranormal Women's Fiction Novel (A Nora Black Midlife Psychic Mystery Book 4) by [Renee George]

My name is Nora Black. I’m over fifty and loving it. I’ve embraced the aches and pains, the failing vision, and the new slightly odoriferous physic gift that seems to keep on giving.

My latest smell-o-vision adventure includes a deadly snake, a high-drama baby shower, sibling secrets, and—surprise—a murder.

With my two BFFs, my sweetie cop, and a whole bunch of nutty Garden Covians by my side, we’ll sniff out the killer. But if we’re not careful, we’ll come out smelling like…manure.

Forget roses, honey. This aroma with a view is starting to stink. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Double Fudge Felony: A Small Town Cupcake Cozy Mystery (Cupcake Crimes Series Book 3) by [Molly Maple]

When Charlotte McKay’s new friend is accused of murder, she will do anything to solve the crime.

When Charlotte befriends Lisa Swanson, her dreams of owning a cupcake bakery finally begin to come true. But when a body is discovered and all signs point to Lisa being the guilty one, Charlotte doesn’t know what to believe.

Murder isn’t the only crime that Charlotte uncovers in her quest to clear Lisa’s name. When secret sins come to light, soon the plucky citizens in the small town of Sweetwater Falls don’t seem quite so innocent anymore.

“Double Fudge Felony” is filled with layered clues and cozy moments, written by Molly Maple, which is a pen name for a USA Today bestselling author. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Purled and Poisoned: (A Humorous & Heart-warming Cozy Mystery) (A Knitty Kitties Mystery Book 2) by [Tracey Drew]

Wanted: Cat mum to manage a yarn store, corral two curious cats, all the while being tangled up in murderous mayhem and mystery.

A smart woman would dump her cheating ex, move from the city, and give herself a chance for a well-deserved do-over. A smarter woman—smarter than me, anyway—wouldn’t jump out of that same frying pan and return to Cape Discovery, a seaside village where her family is the nuttiest of all the nut-ball residents.

I’m a former high school counsellor, middle-child peacemaker, and curator of lots of squishy/fuzzy goodness at my granddad’s little yarn store. The Serial Knitters and Happy Hookers in the store’s Craft for Calmness group have been busy creating booties and baby blankets for a christening fit for a prince. But when I stumble onto the little prince’s fatally poisoned mother, a right royal mess ensues. The kid’s paternity is in question and I’m tasked to sniff out the baby daddy as a favour for a frenemy—don’t ask. I did, and now the bodies are piling up and a killer just might use my cupcake addiction against me.

Tessa Wakefield has her hands full juggling a cozy craft store, her crazy family, and two men who’d rather poke out their eyes than describe themselves as cute. Which they totally are. Cute, charismatic, and occasionally on her mind when she’s not stumbling over dead bodies and using her newfound sleuthing skills to track down murderers. Lucky she’s an excellent multi-tasker because digging beneath Cape Discovery’s surface can unearth secrets that kill. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

The Puzzle Maker (Abby Kane FBI Thriller Book 13) by [Ty Hutchinson]

The locals refer to it as the Smothering.

Six months out of the year, dense fog settles into Yuba City, blinding residents as they stumble through their days with zero visibility.

But for a killer, it’s the perfect cover. It hides his tracks and the bodies.

Agent Abby Kane is tasked with catching a sicko who’s learned to capitalize on nature’s camouflage for his insidious plan. It won’t be easy. She’s operating in the dark during the day, and her window of opportunity will close in six months when the murderer goes back underground. And here’s the catch: All clues indicate her suspect may be blind.

Can she track down a killer before the fog lifts, or will the blind psycho rack up another string of murders during the Smothering?

Abby Kane is the agent with one directive: solve the FBI’s most baffling cases. The Puzzle Maker is a gripping thriller that’ll have you turning the pages and looking over your shoulder. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

All Tricked Out (A Wayfair Witches' Cozy Mystery #13) by [A.A. Albright]

When a white rabbit asks for Wanda’s help, she’s hoping for an easy case. It’s just a missing magician, after all. But things in the magic club aren’t all that they seem … (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Extra Dirty (A Ruby Steele Cozy Mystery—Book 2) by [Mia Gold]

EXTRA DIRTY is book #2 in the Ruby Steele Cozy Mystery, which begins with ON THE ROCKS (Book #1).

Ruby Steele, 30, beautiful, fit, seems just like any other ex-pat hiding out in the Bahamas and playing local bartender. But unruly patrons find out the hard way: Ruby is a mixed-martial-arts pro, and not one you’d want to cross.

A 40-something female tourist seeks out Ruby, desperate for her help. She was out partying all night with her friend, both of them drinking way too much and doing things they don’t want their husbands to know about.

The problem is, as of 12 hours ago, her friend is missing.

Their husbands can’t know.

The cops can’t know.

She needs Ruby’s help. And she’s running out of time.

Ruby, though, has enough problems of her own. Shadowy figures from her old life are getting close. Way too close.

Can Ruby really pay detective and take on someone else’s problems? Who is this woman, anyway? And what isn’t she telling her?

Ruby can’t keep away from a bad decision.

And this time, it looks like, there won’t be any exception….

Welcome to the Bahamian world of Ruby Steele, replete with her local dive bar, her wily pet monkey, her major drinking problem, her (way) too many fights, her inability to get herself out of trouble, and her fists made of stone. Ruby’s life is a complete wreck. But there’s one thing she’s good at: capturing your heart.

EXTRA DIRTY (A RUBY STEELE COZY MYSTERY) is book #2 in a page-turning cozy mystery/thriller series, one that will linger with you long after the last page is read.

Book #3 (FULL-BODIED) in the series is also available. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

A Fatal Affair: From bestselling author Faith Martin, an utterly gripping cozy mystery novel for 2021, perfect for all crime thriller fans (Ryder and Loveday, Book 6) by [Faith Martin]

Don’t miss the next gripping mystery from million-copy bestseller Faith Martin!

She was dressed in a long white gown, embroidered with tiny flowers. Her body was wrapped in colourful ribbons that floated in the breeze. But underneath the swathe of golden hair, a string of darkly smudged bruises ringed her neck.

As May Day dawns in the peaceful village of Middle Fenton, a young woman is found brutally strangled, her body tied up with ribbons in the middle of the green. A week later, her boyfriend is found hanged in a local barn, and the police assume guilt over murdering his beloved has driven him to suicide – but not everyone is convinced.

WPC Trudy Loveday and coroner Clement Ryder are sent to investigate, and quickly realise that there’s a double murderer on the loose.
But the killer has already shown willingness to remove anyone who threatens to discover their identity… As Trudy and Clement circle in on the culprit, can they crack the case before they too come to a nasty end?
Perfect for fans of Betty Rowlands, LJ Ross and Val McDermid, this is one murder mystery you won’t be able to put down!

Readers LOVE A Fatal Affair!

‘This is a rollercoaster of a story… Once you start it, you will not want a break and that is what a good read is all about.’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 Stars

‘You can’t beat Faith Martin for a bit of highly enjoyable light relief… First class and a joy to read.’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 Stars

‘The sixth of the series, and they keep getting better and better.’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 Stars

‘Ryder and Loveday are a fab crime fighting odd couple… More please.’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 Stars

Martin’s books never disappoint. This is another very good simple mystery “whodunnit” that will keep you guessing until the very end.’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 Stars

‘Having read and enjoyed all of the books in the series so far, I sat down looking forward to another story filled with mystery and intrigue. I was not disappointed… I can thoroughly recommend this book to lovers of thrilling mystery stories.’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 Stars

The Ryder and Loveday Series
Book 6: A FATAL AFFAIR (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Audiobook