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)

Editions Available: Kindle

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)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

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)

Editions Available: Kindle

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

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