New Releases For The Week Of March 7th, 2021–Part 2

The Accused Coroner (Fenway Stevenson Mysteries Book 7) by [Paul Austin Ardoin]

On the run. Accused of murder—with no way out.

Coroner Fenway Stevenson is accused of a homicide she didn’t commit—but all the evidence points to her. Staying one step ahead of the police, she discovers one secret after another about not only the victim, but about her mother’s secret past. With the body count rising and the killer still on the loose, can Fenway find the truth and prove her innocence before she becomes the next victim? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Shamrocks and Shenanigans (Port Danby Cozy Mystery Series Book 15) by [London Lovett]

After Lacey Pinkerton solved the hundred-year-old mystery of the Hawksworth family murders, Port Danby dropped into a season of chaos. Mayor Price resigned from office, and the town grew divided with some standing behind Harlan Price, and the Price family legacy, and others, including Lacey, deciding that Bertram Hawksworth needed total exoneration and a loftier place in Danby history.

With a vacancy in the mayor’s office, Nellie Smith, Bertram’s great-grandniece decides to run, and Lacey is happy to join the campaign. When a man is murdered on Nellie’s driveway, all evidence points to the candidate. Lacey is in a race against time to solve the murder and save the campaign. But the investigation takes a dangerous turn when Lacey becomes the killer’s next target.

Book 15 of the Port Danby Cozy Mystery Series.

More in the series:
1. Marigolds and Murder
2. Carnations and Chaos
3. Mistletoe and Mayhem
4. Roses and Revenge
5. Tulips and Trouble
6. Dahlias and Death
7. Peonies and Poison
8. Hyacinths and Homicide
9. Crocuses and Crime
10. Sunflowers and Sabotage
11. Lavender and Lies
12. Freesias and Foul Play
13. Cornflowers and Corpses
14. Jasmine and Jealousy
15. Shamrocks and Shenanigans
16. Thistles and the Unthinkable
17. TBA (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Buck Up (Lark Davis Mysteries Book 5) by [Annabelle Hunter]

Come for the tea, stay for the murder.

Larklyn Davis, professional dressage trainer by day and amateur sleuth by impulse, is ready to admit it: she loves solving murder cases. And her track record is pretty impressive. But her Gran disagrees and sets out to ensure Lark eliminates everything in her life related to sleuthing—including Lark’s boyfriend, Detective Brecken Wilson.

With their once loving relationship deteriorating quickly, it looks bleak until Gran’s long-time rival turns up dead after starting a fight in the Tea House. Then it turns downright disastrous. When Lark’s Aunt Helen is named as the prime suspect, they must put aside their arguments and band together to find the real killer, this time in a town they don’t know.

Manipulation, betrayal, heartbreak, money… the suspects are plentiful, but more is going on than meets the eye. Can Lark and Gran overcome their differences and work together before another person dies? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

The Lying, the Witch, and the Werewolf (Down & Dirty Supernatural Cleaning Services Book 4) by [Kate Karyus Quinn, Demitria Lunetta, Marley  Lynn]

I turned my boyfriend into a vampire and now he won’t return my calls.

I’m operating on a low budget with a broken heart until a client makes me an offer I can’t refuse – go undercover in a sex cult to find his sister. This cleaning lady isn’t interested in getting down and dirty, but I could use the getaway.

At first the cult only seems interested in bringing humans and supes together…in bed. But I quickly discover there’s way more than just group orgies happening here. Despite preaching peace and love, I suspect their real aim is to force their own brand of sexual healing onto the rest of the world.

Complications increase when Nico shows up, worried for my safety. As the attraction that’s been simmering between the two of us threatens to boil over, will Nico and I go all the way to solve the case? Or can I save the day and keep our relationship squeaky clean? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Captive Magic (Mystic's End Mysteries Book 8) by [Leanne Leeds]

A witch bottle in a dead man’s hand.
A Mystic’s End councilman shot dead.
Can Fortuna solve the case and free the spirit, or will the bottle disappear into evidence forever?

Fortuna’s finally feeling like things are starting to go her way. Her magical prowess continues to flourish under Miss Bessie’s tutelage and the spirited coven of ghost witches. Martin’s making progress finding homes for the retired greyhounds. Gabe is happy in his new relationship and his new job as a private eye. Pepper’s finally being taken seriously as an investigative reporter—much to her boyfriend Ollie’s delight.

But when Councilman Conrad Noble is shot dead in his office clutching a witch bottle in his hands, Fortuna must spring into action to solve the murder—the only way Chief Clutterbuck will release it from the magically-warded evidence basement.

Can Fortuna solve the murder, hide the bottles’ existence from Clutterbuck, and free the bottle’s captive ghost? Or will the bottle, and the confined witch, disappear into the department’s basement forever?

Captive Magic (Mystic’s End Mysteries, Book 8) is a funny full-length paranormal cozy mystery

Mystic’s End Mysteries:
Mystic Guests, Book 1
Angel in Demise, Book 2
Sketchy Charms, Book 3
The Art of Scrying, Book 4
The Greyt Escape, Book 5
Boozehounds and Ball Drops, Book 6
Scry Harder, Book 7
Captive Magic, Book 8

Fortuna Delphi originally appeared in Leanne Leeds’ Magical Midway Paranormal Cozy Series. When you finish this 8-book series, check out the Magical Midway! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Bye, Buy Baby (The Sisters, Texas Mystery Series Book 11) by [Becki Willis]

Amateur sleuth Madison deCordova has trouble convincing locals she’s not a private investigator. Can she help it if half her clients hire In a Pinch Professional Services for ‘creative’ solutions to their problems? Or if she digs just a little too deep and disturbs more than she bargained for?

She thinks she’s helping a former client, Nancy Nguyen, stand up against a corporate giant. How could she know there’s something more than just chicken scratch afoot at Barbour Foods?

When best friends Genesis and Cutter Montgomery reveal a shocking offer they’ve received from an expectant mother, Madison recalls a conversation overheard at the hospital. Is there a connection? She knows how anxious the couple is to start a family, but something about the situation sets off warning bells in her head.

Together with her dedicated team of would-be sleuths—Genny, Granny Bert and even the junior division of In a Pinch—plus the added help of Texas General’s Head Nurse Laurel Benson, Madison digs into the new mystery.

It’s a whirlwind of suspicion and activity, spiked with all the love, laughter, and family drama you’ve come to expect in the close-knit community of The Sisters, Texas.

Break out the baby blankets and knitted booties, pull up your rocking chair, and settle in for another mystery-filled adventure! Book 11 of the best-selling reader favorite The Sisters, Texas Mystery Series.

These stand-alone mysteries are best enjoyed as a full-series experience, and are FREE with Kindle Unlimited.
Reading order:
1. Chicken Scratch
2. When the Stars Fall
3. Stipulations and Complications
4. Home Again: Starting Over
5. Genny’s Ballad
6. Christmas in The Sisters
7. The Lilac Code
8. Wildflower Wedding: With a Killer Reception
9. Sitting on a Fortune
10. Rose by Any Other Name
11. Bye, Buy Baby
12. Murder Worth a Thousand Words (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Elves' Bells: An Eastwind Witches Paranormal Cozy Mystery (A Ruby True Magical Mystery Book 2) by [Nova Nelson]

All the world’s a stage, and the elves and fairies merely… suspects.

When an elf plummets from Eastwind’s clock tower during a traveling theater performance, a cryptic message on his body points to Fifth Wind witch Ruby True as the main suspect.

In a crime with no witnesses, the trail threatens to run cold as death unless Ruby does the thing she dreads the very most: spending time with a troop of melodramatic stage performers.

With the help of the angel sheriff’s powers of judgment and a hellhound’s unbeatable nose, will the psychic sleuth sniff out the real culprit before another Eastwinder dies?

Elves’ Bells: An Eastwind Witches Paranormal Cozy Mystery is the second 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 Elves’ Bells to solve the mystery today!

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

Editions Available: Kindle

Criminals on Campus (Country Girl in the Big City Cozy Mystery Book 2) by [Susan Harper]

The cost of higher education is a downright crime. And that’s not the only nefarious thing happening at the local college campus.

A cozy mystery from International Bestselling Author Susan Harper

Bonnie is headed off to college but is learning things at college are way more expensive than she expected. When she learns her financial aid has been reduced, she realizes she must get a job to help pay the bills. And then a professor turns up dead. Can Bonnie balance her classes, a new job, and a murder mystery?

Criminals on Campus is the second 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 Criminals on Campus 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

The Hero's Fall (DCI Cook Thriller Series Book 14) by [Phillip Strang]

Angus Simmons had it made. A successful television program that he hosted, a beautiful girlfriend, and admired by many for his mountaineering exploits.

And then he fell while climbing a skyscraper in London. Initially, it was thought he had lost his grip, but that wasn’t the man: a meticulous planner, his risks measured, and it wasn’t a difficult climb, not for him.

It was only afterwards on examination that they found the mark of a bullet on his body.

It then became a murder, and that was when Detective Chief Inspector Isaac Cook and his Homicide team at Challis Street Police Station became interested. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

The Cupid Caper (Vegan Vamp Mysteries Book 7) by [Cate Lawley]

When cupids aren’t cuddly…

Post-Valentine High: A state of euphoria experienced by cupids. This state typically occurs in late February, but extreme cases can persist into March.

One euphoric cupid in March is bad enough, but three? And when they band together, no good can come of it.

But…murder?

Mallory’s been hired by a surprising client to prove that while these three cupids might have committed a caper or two, they weren’t up for murder. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

The Sacrificial Daughter by [Janet Dawson]

FAMILY AT WAR.
KAY DEXTER IS CAUGHT IN THE CROSSFIRE.
Geriatric care manager Kay Dexter is savvy, fierce and determined as she protects and advocates for elderly clients. Kay left the big city to care for her parents in their small mountain town, so she knows from experience that eldercare is hard on families.

Betty Garvin needs Kay, especially when her daughters battle over Betty’s care. Kay tries to mediate the dispute and finds herself on the front lines. Is there more to the conflict than the sisters’ concern for their mother’s health? Does Betty’s valuable estate come into play?

When the two daughters go to war, someone winds up dead. And Kay could be collateral damage. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

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)

Editions Available: Kindle

Dead on Delivery: An Avery Shaw Mystery Books 16-18 by [Amanda M. Lee]

Avery Shaw is growing up, although it’s with a great deal of reluctance.
She’s always been good at her job. Now she’s getting good at relationships. Well, kind of.
With her merry band of misfits at her side, Avery has a lot on her plate … including taking down every bad guy who gets in her way.
Avery likes to win, and she’ll do whatever it takes to claim victory for herself and keep those she loves safe.
Join her for the ride of a lifetime.

Note: This three-book omnibus includes New Media & Old Grudges, Mayhem & Mistletoe, and Weddings & Whodunits. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Fire Mountain: PennWoods Mystery Book 3 by [Michele Huey]

Melody and Don are all set to get married in a country chapel in Seneca Forest. Don’s oldest daughter Carrie arrives from Arizona with one intention: to stop the wedding. Then an arsonist torches the church, with the pastor in it. Now, instead of heading off to the Blue Ridge Mountains in their new RV for their honeymoon, Melody and Don find themselves caught up in a murder investigation and a race to find the arsonist before he—or she—kills again. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

A Pocket Full of Pie (The No. 2 Feline Detective Agency Book 9) by [Mandy Morton]

As the Easter weekend approaches, feline detectives Hettie Bagshot and Tilly Jenkins are called to investigate the murder of local radio DJ Hartley Battenberg.

Bowled over by the prospect of a bake-off competition, a cricket match and an outdoor screening of The Sound of Music, Hettie and Tilly struggle through a sea of trifle to catch out a killer. Will Bunty Basham’s eleven be triumphant? Has Whisker FM played its final jingle? And will celebrity cook Fanny Haddock get her just desserts?

Join them as they tune in to a world of blackmail, obsession and murderous pies.

What people are saying about The No. 2 Feline Detective Agency:

’This series is the perfect warm, fluffy cosy mystery read for fans of Agatha Crispy-style mysteries and cat-lovers alike.’

True escapism into a world of pies, cakes and cats while somehow smuggling a truer reflection of the real world than much human detective fiction.’

‘A deceptively nasty murder wrapped up in a cardigan, and served by the fire with tea and cake. A delight from beginning to end.

‘Hilarious and captivating.’

The cat world’s answer to the cosy crime novel, with bags of charm and characters you don’t want to leave behind.’

I love this series and am waiting with a warmed pastry, a hot mug of something, and a crackling fire for the next in the series.’

Editorial reviews:

Original and intriguing… a world without people which cat lovers will enter and enjoy.’ P. D. James

I loved it. The whole concept is just so “real”!’ Barbara Erskine

‘Mandy Morton’s Feline Detective Agency instigates a new genre, both wonderful and surreal.’ Maddy Prior

‘The world that Morton has created is irresistible.’ Publishers Weekly

‘Witty and smart. Prepare to be besotted.’ M.K. Graff

‘Mandy Morton’s series is both charming and whimsical.’ Barry Forshaw

‘Hettie Bagshot might be a new face at the scene of a crime, but already she could teach most fictional detectives a thing or two.’ The Hunts Post (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

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