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

The Witch Is Back (Wicked Witches of Vanish Valley Book 5) by [Mara Webb]

Just when Morgan Jones thinks her week can’t get any worse, it does.

Since the earthquake hit, it seems that everyone in Vanish Valley needs her help to repair damage. When a friendly old woman comes to request Morgan’s assistance at the estate of a local millionaire, she thinks nothing of it. She had no idea how messy things would become.

In addition to dealing with the potential proposal of her boyfriend, Luca, Morgan has to deal with the fall out of discovering a skeleton. The past is coming back to haunt the residents of the Long Fox estate, can they hide their secrets for much longer?

With her aunt Rue trying to bust someone out of jail, her best friend Birdie disappearing and an author pleading for protection, it seems like Morgan’s hands are full. Can she get to the bottom of the crimes from the past that have brought so much danger to the present?

The Witch Is Back is the fifth book in the Wicked Witches of Vanish Valley series. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

A Whole Llama Snow (Friendship Harbor Mysteries Book 5) by [Erin  McCarthy, Kathy Love ]

You know what they say…when it rains, it pours. But in Friendship Harbor, Maine, when it snows, it blizzards, and when there’s a white-out, anything can happen… even murder.

Sophie is thrilled her life is going so well. Her pub is (mostly) financially secure. She’s dating her hunky pub manager. Her best friend, Oliver, is visiting from California and she’s rented out her macabre guesthouse to a group of skiers on holiday. She’s even handling the cold weather with aplomb.

That is, until they are hit by an unexpectedly bad Nor’ Easter. Three feet of snow overnight is no joke. Now, the skiers, along with most of her staff, are stuck at Steamys pub. Sophie is creative, so she’s confident she can make the most of a bad situation. Charades, anyone? Then one of the skiers is found dead, frozen outside her llama, Jack’s, barn.

Accidents happen, right? Except this doesn’t exactly look like an accident. And now everyone trapped at Steamy’s could be a suspect. Or the next victim… (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Tempting Teaberry (A Teaberry Farm Bed & Breakfast Cozy Book 34) by [R. A. Wallace]

A Teaberry Farm Bed & Breakfast Cozy Book 34
Lady love springs into Teaberry but will murder end a relationship before it has a chance to bloom? Megan tracks flower petals and other clues to help solve the puzzle. This mild cozy mystery offers a clean read with a female amateur sleuth and friends in a small-town setting. Main characters in the series are multigenerational. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Temptation, Trouble & Murder (A Stacie Maroni Mystery Book 6) by [Christa Nardi]

Caffeine à la corpse, anyone?
The last thing Stacie Maroni expected to find in the break room was a dead guy. And even worse, a dead guy with her name, phone number, and office location in his pocket. If that’s not bad enough, a fellow member of the foundation she spearheads seems to be missing in action. Although these events don’t seem to be linked, Stacie is in the thick of things. At least the two mysteries distract her from the attention of, and her attraction to, a handsome detective. Mystery, suspense, and romance. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

The Sapphire Library (The Lady Diviner series Book 3) by [Rosalie Oaks]

Magics, murder, and mermaid tears…

An uncivilised vampiri has stolen the Moria Pearls! Miss Elinor Avely and her tiny companion, Aldreda, are determined to chase the rascal to London – despite warnings to keep Elinor’s Gift a secret, and the perturbing news that a royal advisor is dead.

As the ladies investigate, they have other problems to occupy them. Elinor is unsure if she will be welcomed back into high society, and worse, Beresford is being a bit too overbearing in his attempts to protect her. Meanwhile Perry seems to have his own romantic troubles, this time with the devastatingly gorgeous Jaq.

Then a vampiri goes missing, and Elinor’s inquisitiveness leads her closer to a killer. This time, it will take all her friends’ ingenuity to save her from death.

Who killed the royal advisor? What is the Sapphire Library? And who would like mermaid tears with their tea?

Enjoy the third magical book in the Lady Diviner series, set in Regency England with generous servings of magic, manners, and romance. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

The Ghost Detective Books 1-3 Special Boxed Edition: Three Fun Cozy Mysteries With Bonus Holiday Story (The Ghost Detective Collection Book 1) by [Jane Hinchey]

Can you imagine waking up to find your best friend sleeping on your couch? Not so unusual, right? But what if it’s his ghost?

Audrey Fitzgerald may be clumsy, but she’s also smart, inquisitive, and down to earth. Her whole world changes when her best friend, Ben, turns up dead. The silver lining? He is now a ghost that only Audrey can see and hear, and he wants her to solve his murder.

This is just the beginning of Audrey’s adventures as a ghost detective!

Now she’s up to her neck in ghostly chatter, has multiple cases to solve, PI exams to sit, a talking cat that possibly requires dietary intervention, and it’s very likely she’s fallen for Captain Cowboy Hot Pants, or, as he likes to be called, Detective Kade Galloway. But the biggest dilemma of all? What on earth does she put on her business card without scaring off the townsfolk? Amateur sleuth, PI in training, ghost whisperer, or ghost detective?

To say that Audrey’s life is complicated would be an understatement, but if anyone can handle it, it’s Audrey Fitzgerald.

This special edition collection contains:

Book 1: Ghost Mortem

Book 2: Give up the Ghost

Book 3: The Ghost is Clear

And a bonus holiday edition novella: Ghost the Halls (not available separately) (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

The Body Politic: Caroline Jordan Series Book 1 by [Geraldine Moorkens Byrne]

Caroline has a dead minister of state, a new job to manage, a fledgling PR company to save – the last thing she needs are rumours of murder and a strange policeman dogging her steps. Can she outwit the murderer, save her company, impress her new VIP client and most importantly, survive? She’s not sure but fueled by vodka, rage and steely determination, she’s going to give it a good try!When Minister Damien Fitzpatrick is found dead at his desk, everyone assumes it was natural causes. Caroline Jordan has spent 4 years keeping the Minister on track, hiding his volatile personality and building his public image as a good family man and serious politician. Now she’s facing social Siberia and a serious setback for her PR firm. This is, she thinks, the worst thing that could happen.Meanwhile DS Doyle is faced with the unwelcome news that Minister has been murdered and the prime suspects include the leader of the country, another Minister, several high ranking officials and Ireland’s most brazen gangster turned property developer. When Caroline finds herself dragged into the mess, one thing becomes clear. She is going to fight to the bitter end for Jordan PR, her employees and her new VIP client. And if she can manage a romance with the gorgeous but elusive Rory Fitzpatrick at the same time, why not! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Seashore Magic (A Nautical Seascape Mystery Series Book 1) by [Constance Barker, Corrine Winters]

Murder at the Aquarium

Quinn is not your ordinary witch. She uses and manipulates water, communicates with marine animals and can breathe underwater for long periods. When she returns to her hometown of King’s Tide, to take over operations at the local aquarium, she doesn’t expect murder to be the order of business. The victim was a donor to the aquarium and he’s pulling his donations. That makes Quinn suspect number one.

Apollo is a member of the Coast Guard and a shapeshifting eagle. He and Quinn were high school friends, but their stars never aligned. Perhaps there’s a chance now that both are older, or has life jaded them into thinking they are destined to be loners?

Robin, Quinn’s friend and resident fairy, is a surfer dude who entertains along the Coney Island like setting near the pier. And Nora, a Selkie, loves to explore old ship wrecks. Could this get her into trouble?

Ridley is Quinn’s turtle familiar. What he lacks in speed he makes up for with snark.

***Don’t miss this hilarious and thrilling new series*** (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Cufflinks in the Cappuccino: Coffee House Clairvoyant: Book 4 by [Kelty Kells]

These antiques have a story to tell—one filled with deceit and murder. Trouble is, that murder happened almost forty years ago.

Solve a murder that took place before I was even born? Easy-peasy for the town psychic! Or it should be. These cufflinks have a story to tell, and it’s one filled with grisly crime, bloodshed, envy, and… my great uncle?

Oh boy.

The last three crimes I was involved in were open-and-shut cases (for the most part, anyway), but this one involves my Great Uncle Angus, one of my best friends and the only man in town who knows what it’s like being burdened with a psychic secret. He couldn’t possibly be involved.

Yet these cufflinks say otherwise. No matter how many times I sift through their memories, the evidence points to him—and only him.

I may have no choice but to confront Uncle Angus and get him to confess, even if I believe with my whole heart that he’s innocent.

Well, no one said this would be easy.

I just didn’t realize how impossibly hard it would be. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Cake and Corruption (A Sweetwater Springs Southern Mystery Book 6) by [S.C. Merritt]

As mother of the bride, Glory wants her daughter’s wedding to be a day she’ll never forget. But when Glory’s address is found in the pocket of an unidentified body in a car crash, her biggest nightmare becomes reality. The past has followed her to Sweetwater Springs and it’s not going away without a fight. Can she solve the mystery and maybe even her husband’s two-year-old cold case murder in the process? Glory, Momma, a few of the new in-laws are working against the clock to discover the truth before wedding bells toll. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

A Villa in Sicily: Vino and Death (A Cats and Dogs Cozy Mystery—Book 3) by [Fiona Grace]

“Very entertaining. Highly recommended for the permanent library of any reader who appreciates a well-written mystery with twists and an intelligent plot. You will not be disappointed. Excellent way to spend a cold weekend!”
–Books and Movie Reviews (regarding Murder in the Manor)

A VILLA IN SICILY: VINO AND DEATH is book #3 in a charming new cozy mystery series by bestselling author Fiona Grace, author of Murder in the Manor, a #1 Bestseller with over 100 five-star reviews (and a free download)!

Audrey Smart, 34, has made a major life change, walking away from her life as a vet (and from a string of failed romance) and moving to Sicily to buy a $1 home—and embark on a mandatory renovation she knows nothing about.

Audrey is busy working to open the town’s new shelter, while also renovating her own problematic home—and dating again. With the help of friends, she begins taking in sick strays. But not everyone in town is grateful for her services, and she soon makes unexpected enemies.

Audrey’s small Sicilian town hires a new building inspector to deal with the influx of $1 home owners—and he sets about making Audrey’s idyllic Sicilian life utterly miserable. Just when things can’t get any worse, the inspector turns up dead—leaving Audrey as the main suspect.

Audrey, without an alibi, is under more pressure than she’s ever been to solve the crime. But the inspectors list of enemies was long.

Very, very long.

Can she solve this impossible case?

A laugh-out-loud cozy packed with mystery, intrigue, renovation, animals, food, wine—and of course, love—A VILLA IN SICILY will capture your heart and keep you glued to the very last page.

“The book had heart and the entire story worked together seamlessly that didn’t sacrifice either intrigue or personality. I loved the characters – so many great characters! I can’t wait to read whatever Fiona Grace writes next!”
–Amazon reviewer (regarding Murder in the Manor)

“Wow, this book takes off & never stops! I couldn’t put it down! Highly recommended for those who love a great mystery with twists, turns, romance, and a long lost family member! I am reading the next book right now!”
–Amazon reviewer (regarding Murder in the Manor)

“This book is rather fast paced. It has the right blend of characters, place, and emotions. It was hard to put down and I hope to read the next book in the series.”
–Amazon reviewer (regarding Murder in the Manor)

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

Editions Available: Kindle

The Eternal Investigator: An Oxford Key Mysteries Novella by [Lynn Morrison]

May 1941 – Money is missing from the coffers of St Margaret College.

Bartholomew Kingston is on the cusp of figuring out who is siphoning funds from St Margaret College when his friend Clark reminds him of their evening plans. He sets his work aside and travels to London for a night out on the town.

When he returns to work he makes a startling discovery: he’s dead. Even worse, Bartie is horrified to learn he is being blamed for the theft.

As Oxford’s newest Eternal, Bartie has some new tricks up his sleeve. With the help of the other Eternals, can Bartie find the real culprit? Or will his name be tarnished forever?

(This book is a standalone novella featuring one of the characters from the Oxford Key Mysteries. You do not need to read the other books to enjoy this one and it does not contain any spoilers.) (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Wedding Cake Blues (Cupid's Catering Company Book 1) by [M K Scott]

Della always dreamed of owning a bakery and catering service. But the fate of her dream come true rests on how well her business, Cupid’s Catering Company, pulls off the wedding of the decade.

As she and her team work their magic in the kitchen, the lavish affair takes a troubling turn. The bridegroom has vanished, but in a strange twist of events, she’s the only one who’s concerned about his disappearance.

As rumors that the groom-to-be caught a case of cold feet and whisperings about his ties to unsavory characters swirling, Della trades in her chef’s hat for a sleuth fedora and follows the clues.

Can she find the bridegroom, save her bakery, and fend off her mother’s matchmaking attempts before it’s too late? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

A Twisted Riposte: A Witchy Faerie Cozy Mystery (Pixie Twist Mysteries Book 1) by [Alyn Troy]

A town of wonky magic. A fencer stabbed by her own blade. Can Twizzie untangle the twisted mystery?

Twizzle Twist isn’t your normal real estate pixie. Nor is St. Maurice your normal Southern California town. The magic in the valley belches at the worst time. The faerock vein in St. Mo marks the local fae in uncomfortable ways. Twizzie’s mismatched wings and bum leg are the least of her worries when a showing becomes deadly.

The house-hunting lunges off-target when the first showing comes with more than she bargained for. The owner is dead, stabbed in the back with her own sword.

The seaside town of St. Maurice’s has one of the few remaining amusement piers on the west coast. And someone is twisting the town council to tear it down. If that happens, it will be the end of Twizzle’s home above the carousel.

With a murderer on the loose, a cute vampire she needs to sell a home to, and the imminent demise of her home on the pier, Twizzie has too many strikes to dodge all at once.

Will Twizzie and her friends pull the right cord to untangle the twisted knot of intrigue in their sleepy village? Can they do so before the killer lunges again? If you love mysteries with a dash of quirky characters, a dose of warped magic, and snarky humor, you’ll love Alyn Troy’s new Paranormal Cozy Mystery series.

Preorder your copy of A Twisted Riposte today to lunge into this mystery. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Tricks and Trials: A Paranormal Cozy Mystery (Charmed and Dangerous Book 4) by [Morgan Vale]

Is someone hunting paranormals in Haven? And will Kat be next?.
When the Sheriff confronts earth witch Kat Sullivan with a strange letter, it’s just another day in Haven. Until she finds out her partner-in-solving-crime, Chance Wilder, is missing. He’s no stranger to bending the law and has more than a few secrets up his sleeve, but are they bad enough for someone to take him out…permanently?.
Kat’s stuck with only a handful of leads and a human police department that doesn’t even know the half of it. In the background, a secret organization is hunting down people of unusual supernatural heritage. People like Chance.
She’ll have to team up with not only the police but the Wilder siblings to track Chance down and bring him home. But with a bigger plot boiling just below the surface, can they rescue him before it’s too late — and without revealing their magic?
If you like humorous paranormal cozy mysteries full of snarky cats and sassy witches, then grab a cuppa and curl up with Tricks and Trials, book four in this action-packed series. These are clean reads with no swearing, gore, or adult situations, so curl up and enjoy! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle