Review of Knee Deep In Dough

Knee Deep In Dough

Cookies and Chance, Book #10

Catherine Bruns

5 Stars


From USA Today bestselling author Catherine Bruns comes a hilariously homicidal Cookies & Chance mystery!

For once, baker Sally Muccio’s life isn’t a recipe for disaster. She’s happy to be out celebrating her wedding anniversary… that is until she spies her friend Officer Brian Jenkins with a gorgeous blonde who is not his newlywed wife. The woman’s name is Kelsey Sherman, and it turns out she once dated Brian. Which doesn’t make Sal feel any better about the situation, but she decides to mind her own business and enjoy her evening.

Only before the night is over Kelsey is dead from a gunshot wound, and Brian is found standing over her body. To make matters worse, the bullet is confirmed to have come from his own gun. Brian swears he had nothing to do with the murder, and Sal believes him, even if the rest of the town’s convinced that he’s a total crumb. With nowhere else to turn, Brian asks for help to prove his innocence. But when the tables turn and someone tries to kill Sal as well, she might come out of this mess battered for life.

*Recipes Included!* (Goodreads)


Sally and Mike are celebrating their anniversary, with their friends Josie and Rob.  They end up at the bar where Sally and Mike first kissed.  While they are there, Sally sees Brian, a friend of theirs.  She also notices that he is not alone and he is not with his wife.  Before the night is over, the woman that Brian is with is found dead with a bullet that was shot from Brian’s gun.  That is not a good thing at all.  It looks as though Sally has to put her murder-solving cap back on.

The characters are well rounded and well developed.  Sally and her family and friends all get along well and you can tell they love each other a lot.  Her parents and her grandmother are very funny and bring a lot of humor to the story.  I never get tired of reading about Sally’s grandmother, she always makes me laugh.

The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read.  The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and these descriptions took me on an intriguing ride throughout the book. The mystery was well plotted and it had numerous twists and turns that kept me guessing until the reveal at the end.

I would highly recommend this book, and series, to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery.  Grab a copy, get comfortable and enjoy!

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book and provided my honest review.

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Review of Insects, Ivy and Investigations

Insects, Ivy And Investigations

Campers And Criminal, Book #17

Tonya Kappes

5 Stars


Alicia Becker shows up at the screen door of The Milkery beaten, bruised, and claims to be one of Mary Elizabeth Moberly’s foster children.

Mae West’s suspicion of why Alicia is there turns to an investigation after Alicia is found on a nearby hiking trail standing over the lifeless body of Craig Sutton. Who is Craig Sutton?

Craig Sutton is Alicia Becker’s con-ex-boyfriend.

Mae and the Laundry Club Ladies can’t help but wonder if Craig’s death was self-defense, though Alicia swears she didn’t kill him. Or was Alicia set up?

Grab your bug spray and camping equipment. Mae West and Laundry Club Ladies are ’bout to put their sleuthing skills back to the test. (Goodreads)


The characters are well rounded and well developed.  Mae and the Laundry Club Ladies have another mystery to solve, and this one hits closer to home.  Alicia, one of Mary Elizabeth’s foster children, is found standing over the lifeless body of her ex-boyfriend. She says that she did not kill him and Mary Elizabeth believes her.  It is up to Mae and her friends to prove that Alicia is innocent by finding the real culprit.

The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read.  The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and these descriptions pulled me into the book from the very beginning and took me on an intriguing ride.  The mystery was well plotted and with the red herrings thrown in, it was not easily solved.   

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery.  I am looking forward to reading the next book and finding out what adventure awaits the Laundry Club Ladies.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book and provided my honest review.

Insects, Ivy, & Investigations: A Camper & Criminals Cozy Mystery Series Book 17 by [Tonya Kappes]

New Releases For The Week Of April 25th, 2021–Part 5

Poodle Versus The Outlaw (Cottage Country Cozy Mysteries Book 8) by [Anne Shillolo]

An icy lake reveals a horrifying secret – but months later, Rocco, the Nasty Small Poodle, is still chasing his tail! And, Rocco isn’t the only one with spring fever, as romance is in the air for the humans in this story.
Zora Flynn, a 50-something local newspaper publisher, and the staff of The Williamsport Whistle have their first cold case to crack.
By the time spring arrives in Williamsport, the body of the murder victim is still unidentified. Will a video re-enactment give the investigation new life and get the case back on the front page? Zora realizes they’ve been barking up the wrong tree when an unexpected visitor sends the case in a new direction and points to a sinister threat. The dead man’s secret might be about to shake the cottage country town to its core. That’s if Zora and Rocco survive to tell the story!
Click to grab your copy of Poodle Versus The Outlaw, Book 8 in this continuing cozy mystery series. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook

Overboard on the Ocean: A Quirky Cozy Mystery (A Mollie McGhie Cozy Sailing Mystery Book 6) by [Ellen Jacobson]

What would you do if your hubby decided to hand over your life savings to a con artist?

When Mollie McGhie went on a cruise to the Bahamas, she wasn’t expecting someone to fall overboard. Convinced that foul play was involved, Mollie sets out to prove that it was murder.

During the course of her investigation, Mollie uncovers an investment scam that her husband almost got sucked into and discovers exactly how boring maritime law is.

In between tracking down clues and questioning suspects, Mollie also has to help a friend plan her wedding and get her own boat ready to set sail.

Can Mollie discover who the killer is or will she end up in a watery grave of her own?

Overboard on the Ocean is the sixth book in the hilarious Mollie McGhie cozy sailing mystery series. If you like kooky characters, adorable cats, and plenty of chocolate, you’ll love this cozy mystery. Grab Overboard on the Ocean today and laugh out loud from the first page to the last.

Spoiler Alert: You’ll be humming “Here Comes the Bride” by the time you’re finished reading!

The Mollie McGhie Cozy Sailing Mysteries

Prequel – Robbery at the Roller Derby

Book #1 – Murder at the Marina

Book #2 – Bodies in the Boatyard

Book #3 – Poisoned by the Pier

Book #3.5 – Buried by the Beach

Book #4 – Dead in the Dinghy

Book #5 – Shooting by the Sea

Book #6 – Overboard on the Ocean

Book #7 – Murder Aboard the Mistletoe (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Prediction: Murder: The Magician by [Vickie Carroll]

Harper Kagel answered her phone on an otherwise ordinary Friday evening expecting to discuss her day job. When the caller instead related the news that Harper’s cousin had taken a deadly fall, she dropped everything and returned to her hometown of Steepwick, Maine.

Although she only planned to stay long enough for the funeral, Harper never could have guessed that she would inherit her cousin’s home, business, and opinionated Westie named Einstein. Everyone in town welcomed Harper’s return with open arms and even inducted her into their Cold Case Club, a secret crime solvers’ society.

But Harper hardly has time to get settled in her new digs when she becomes the target of her cousin’s killer. Now she and Einstein will have to settle a centuries-old mystery involving her ancestors, and it will take help from everyone in the Cold Case Club–including her ex-flame.

Can Harper, Einstein, and the other Steepwick residents save the town’s reputation and Harper’s life? Or will she follow in the footsteps of her dearly departed cousin?

The Magician is the first book in Prediction:Murder, a quirky cozy mystery from Vickie Carroll. Get your copy and escape into the quaint town of Steepwick today! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Double Toil and Trouble: Antiques & Mystic Uniques Caravan, A Paranormal Psychic Cozy Mystery, Fantasy Romance and Suspense Novella - Book 2 (The Fortune-Telling Twins Mysteries) by [Bettina M. Johnson]

Rival covens. A missing wand. Two mysterious bottles. And a dark witch with a secret. What can go wrong for psychic Maggie as she tries to keep the cauldrons from boiling over?

Maggie and Ellie Fortune are being haunted by their past. Well, haunted by the specter of the man who turned Ellie into a ghost that is. Despite wanting to hunt him down, duty calls and the team sets up in Knoxville for their next antique show and tell. When Nathara starts acting suspicious it leads Maggie on a wild-goose chase of sorts to figure out what the dark witch has brewing in her cauldron of tricks.

The rest of the team is kept busy by a coven of renegade witches who showed up convinced one of the appraisers stole an item each coven insists belongs to them. An ancient wand metaled down and liquified, its contents poured into two decorative bottles. When tempers flare, fight could break out between the rivals covens, which could turn into a battle of epic proportions! Maggie has her hands full juggling her appraisal duties, and trying to solve the mysteries behind the mayhem that ensues.

This doesn’t leave much time to find the mysterious caller who left a wolf figurine on the steps of her RV….someone who may or may not have the answers behind Ellie’s demise and ghostly conundrum. However it does having her pairing up with a certain male witch who may or may not have a secret side…is Tor a halfbreed vampire or not? Perhaps Maggie is about to find out!
Double the trouble means double the fun! The Fortune-Telling Twins novella – Book 2 (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Murder Also Rises: A Deadly Paradise Mystery (The Deadly Paradise Mystery Series Book 4) by [Kimberly Griggs]

Mallory and the gang are back! And this time, the heart-pounding adventure doesn’t stop!

What happens when divers find a mythical, wooden mermaid at the bottom of the ocean?

Theft, murder, and missing treasure, that’s what.

But when Mallory’s best friend is accused of stealing Princess Isadora’s emerald amulet and a dead body is found impaled on the spear of the Sirena Bella’s deadly siren, she doesn’t trust the police to get it right—even if hunky Luke Beckett is on the case.

Throw in more complications with her love-life, an overbearing mother who’s decided she’s ready to reconnect and is insistent Mallory marry “the right kind of man,” and a missing treasure rumored to be worth millions, Mallory finds herself drowning in the ocean of life.

Will Mallory, Juni, and their pals find the rumored treasure or was it all a myth? And will Mallory find the killer and clear her friend, or will she find herself swimming with the fishes?

Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime. You won’t want to put it down! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

The Magical Bookshop: Volumes 1-3 by [Liz Hedgecock]

Books, magic, and a cat with character!

Travel to Charing Cross Road in London and join sales assistant Jemma, bookshop owner Raphael and Folio the cat in three spellbinding cozy mysteries.

Every Trick In The Book

When Jemma James takes a job at Burns Books, the second-worst secondhand bookshop in London, she finds her ambition to turn it around thwarted at every step. Raphael, the owner, is more interested in his newspaper than sales. Folio the bookshop cat has it in for Jemma, and the shop itself appears to have a mind of its own. Or is it more than that?

Gradually Jemma starts to make a difference … and then the anonymous letters start arriving. Who is behind them, and why?

Brought to Book

Business is booming at Burns Books — so much so that Jemma and Raphael hire a new assistant. And that’s when things start to go wrong.

Luke’s helpful, he’s knowledgeable, and the customers like him. So why is the shop up to its old tricks, and a few new ones?

Jemma and Carl take it upon themselves to investigate, and end up finding out a lot more than they bargained for. Will working at the bookshop ever be the same again?

Double Booked

Jemma’s dream of running her own bookshop is becoming a nightmare. She has plenty of ideas, but her assistant Maddy is resistant to change. Come to that, so are the customers.

To distract herself, Jemma gets involved in Raphael’s attempt to recruit a new member of staff — but that doesn’t go entirely to plan either, as his wider team turns against him.

Can Jemma and Raphael work out what’s going on and get their lives back to normal before they run out of time? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle


Faith’s fifty.

…And “enrolled” in Magic School.

The curse claimed another victim.

…Will she learn in time?

She thought by the time she was fifty, she’d have it all figured out. Here she is forced to relearn magic in a crazy mixed-up, supernaturally gifted family while planting two new businesses. The last thing Faith needed on her plate was another investigation. Yet, she’s smackdab in the middle of a murder.

Blake is a cop who knows who he is, what he does and doesn’t want. Problem is, Faith falls in both those categories and challenges his ideas of himself and the way things are.

Can they find love and work together to catch a killer and reverse a curse?

CARNATIONS, CRIME, & CHI is the third book in the enchanting Paranormal Women’s Fiction Cozy Flower Farm Magical Mystery Series set in the rural ghost town of Abracadabra. Dust off your senses and help save Abracadabra.

Get it now. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Saving Grace (Amish Lantern Mystery Series Book 3) by [Mary B. Barbee]

The Amish community in Little Valley is facing big changes, and big threats, with tourism booming. It becomes clear that some of the new businesses want control of the market, and it looks like they are willing to go to great lengths to get it.

With one barn after another set on fire in the middle of the night, it becomes personal, and the community is scared for the well-being of their families and their future in Little Valley.

Anna and Beth are considered the wise women in the community and are equipped with a few solved murder mysteries under their belt. The sisters are ready once again to untangle the clues and find the real story behind the fires. Will they be able to solve the mystery and convince the community to stay?

Diving into the personal and professional lives of both newly introduced characters and some that you’ll recognize from previous books, you’re sure to enjoy this escape into Little Valley. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Secrets of the Dead: A British Crime Thriller (A DCI Pilgrim Thriller Book 3) by [A L Fraine]

An old family, dark secrets, and a murdered woman.

A body is found floating in the local beauty spot known as Silent Pool.
When DCI Jon Pilgrim and his team are brought in, they soon discover foul play.
She was murdered.

The woman belonged to a local aristocratic family, who were gathering at the family’s estate.
Jon investigates with his partner Kate, and soon discovers secrets and rivalries.
The victim was the families black sheep. No one liked her, they all have a motive.

But as Jon works the case, his new boss takes issue with him and the team, causing problems as the case develops.

Jon must sift through the clues, and deal with this haunted family as he searches for the truth and the killer in their midst.

Secrets of the Dead is a new who-done-it thriller from author A L Fraine. Perfect for fans of JD Kirk, JM Dalgliesh, Alex Smith, David Gatward, and Ian Rankin (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Fortune Falls, Felons, and Fudge: A Cozy Contemporary International Crime Mystery (Sadie Silver Mystery #4) by [Kailin Gow]

It is a Purrfect Mix of Romance, Food, and Mystery.

Fashionable Celebrity Pastry Chef Sadie Silver loves mixing travel, food, romance, and crime solving wherever she goes or stays…along with the help of her intelligent cat Orchid and sensitive-smelling-nose dog Biscuit. handsome forensic scientist Palmer, and the mysterious gorgeous man who always places an order directly from her for a dozen red velvet cupcakes.

In this Episode, Sadie returns back to her home in Fortune Falls, NY, with Palmer and her dog Biscuit and cat Orchid for some well-deserved rest and relaxation after a whirlwind trip from Catalina to Paris solving mysteries while baking her well-known desserts. Only there has been a murder committed in her hometown of Fortune Falls that hits too close to home. The handsome Sheriff with an obvious crush on Sadie needs her help to solve this crime, but can she trust him?

** Sadie Silver Mystery is a cozy mystery series appropriate for age 13 and up and features a smart and cool-headed amateur American sleuth name Sadie, who is a woman of Asian descent, and uses science as well as logic to solve mysteries around the world, while helping out the local communities. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Murderous Misprint (Old Bookstore Two-Hour Cozy Mysteries Book 2) by [Isabella Bassett]

In this small Alpine town, reading can be hazardous to your health.

Old Bookstore Cozy Mystery #2

As the English-speaking assistant at an old bookstore in picturesque Ascona, a resort town at the southern tip of Switzerland, famous for its Mediterranean climate, palm trees, and Italianate villas, Anne expects work to be quiet and relaxing.

But when Southern Switzerland’s only pagan festival arrives in town, its costumed attendees disrupt the peaceful repose of the luxurious lakeside resort. And when one, and then a second woman dressed as a witch turns up dead at the festival, the historic town is set abuzz by rumors of a modern-day witch hunt.

When Anne discovers, with a little help from the store’s peculiar black cat, that the first victim was a cosmetic industry executive with a taste for books on witch lore, the irony of a beauty boss interested in magic potions is not lost on her.

But murder is no laughing matter, and Anne’s meddling might just lead to a third death. So she needs to get her nose out of the spell books and put her feet back on solid Alpine ground to stop a killer.

Murderous Misprint is the second installment in the Old Bookstore series of cozy murder mysteries that you can read in about 2 hours. Escape with a quick mystery frolic through the historic towns of Ascona and Locarno, in Southern Switzerland, and up lush Alpine meadows, on the trail of a suspected witch hunter.

About the series:

If you love atmospheric cozy mysteries that lead you on escapades through charming European hamlets, this is the series for you. Follow American Anne as she solves murder mysteries centered around a slightly-peculiar old bookstore in the pretty town of Ascona–a picturesque town in Switzerland’s exotic south, nestled between the foothills of the Alps and Italy, bathed in sunshine, steeped in Italian dolce vita, and enveloped in Mediterranean charm.

Available now:

Book #1 – Out of Print

Available for pre-order:

Book #2 – Murderous Misprint – release date April 15, 2021

Book #3 – Suspicious Small Print – release date May 15, 2021

Upcoming releases:

Book #4 – Reckless Reprint – June 2021

Book #5 – Incriminating Imprint – August 2021

Book #6 – Blackmail Blueprint – October 2021

Book #7 – Counterfeit Carbon Print – January 2022 (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Music City Murder: A Humorous Cozy Mystery (Hollywood Whodunit Book 3) by [Brittany E. Brinegar]

Murder’s Been Committed on Music Row. Spoiler Alert, They Got the Wrong Girl

Becky Robinson is the slacker of the family. A no-name actress. So, when her perfect country music star cousin is accused of murder, she jumps at the opportunity to crack the case. 

The victim is Tommy Wilson. A feared, respected, and despised record producer with more enemies than JR Ewing. He’s found stabbed in his club after a public argument with Becky’s cousin. Talk about bad timing.   

With the stakes higher than ever, Becky’s reckless pursuit into the cutthroat music industry leads to the kidnapping of an ally. 

Can she clear her cousin, impress her family, and find the killer before he takes his next victim?


Music City Murder is the enchanting third installment in the Hollywood Whodunit cozy mystery series.

If you love clumsy heroines, a country music backdrop, quirky suspects, and an adorable rescue puppy this series is for you!

Hollywood Whodunit Series Order

  • Book 1: Prime Time Murder
  • Book 2: Stand-In Murder
  • Book 3: Music City Murder (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Any Last Witches? (Good Cluck Chicken Magical Mysteries Book 2) by [Kathryn Lin]

Welcome back to Windfall, Nevada.

An RV gathering of eccentric characters out in the desert, a crazy new moneymaking scheme that threatens to bankrupt her mom, and a broomstick that refuses to fly. There’s never a moment of peace for Tara Hart.

When a dead body turns up in the middle of the desert, Tara ends up as the main suspect, under the suspicious eye of the town sheriff. With the help of her witchy godmothers and a snarky silkie chicken, Tara sets out to clear her name.

Can Tara put out the multiple fires in her life before it’s too late and everything burns to the ground? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

The Bad Hair Day Mysteries Box Set Volume One: Books 1-3 by [Nancy J. Cohen]

Looking for a fun, fast-paced cozy mystery? Try the first three books in the hilarious Bad Hair Day mystery series!

Sassy salon owner Marla Shore is giving grumpy Mrs. Kravitz a perm when her client dies in the shampoo chair. If that isn’t enough to give her a bad hair day, handsome Detective Vail suspects Marla of poisoning the woman’s coffee creamer. Figuring she’d better expose the real killer before the next victim frizzes out, Marla sets on the trail of a wave of wacky suspects. Her theory regarding whodunit gels only after she looks for the culprit closer to home.

“A terrific mystery debut for Nancy Cohen. Marla the beautician is a delight!” Tamar Myers, author of the Pennsylvania Dutch Mysteries and the Den of Antiquity Mystery Series.

When South Florida hairstylist Marla Shore takes charge of a fundraiser for a coastal preservation society, she has to comb through a knot of suspects to determine who’s sabotaging their gala event. Participating chefs are dropping off the roster like hot rollers, and it’s only through a series of hair-raising exploits that she can tease the truth from a tangle of suspects. Too late to stop a murder, Marla must salvage the grand affair before she’s moussed into oblivion.

“Curl up with Nancy Cohen’s stylishly witty and chillingly suspenseful tale of murder on the Florida coast–Hair Raiser is a cut above.” Joanne Pence, author of the Angie Amalfi mystery series

Hairstylist Marla Shore joins a fitness club to get in shape but discovers a dead body instead of an exercise routine. Jolene Myers–a client at Marla’s salon–has drowned beneath the frothing waters of the whirlpool. When Homicide Detective Dalton Vail determines Jolene’s death was no accident, Marla decides to give her deductive skills a workout and help solve the case.

“Marla Shore is a beguiling, very clever sleuth who teases out every clue. Absolutely delightful!” Jill Churchill, author of the Jane Jeffry & Grace and Favor mystery series.

If you enjoy murder and mayhem with a touch of humor and romance, you’ll love the Bad Hair Day cozy mystery series. Start reading now! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Butter Luck Next Time (Half-Baked Mysteries Book 2) by [Molly  Dox]

Turtle Shell Bay and Waterfront Dunes are celebrating summer with their annual Seafood Fest. Unfortunately, things turn deadly when one of the prominent judges ends up face down in a bowl of lobster bisque. When all fingers point to a cherished town friend, Penny and Oliver sniff out clues in an attempt to find the truth. 

Splish-splash, they may be on the wrong path. Or are they? Things look fishy. What seemed like an easy answer is anything but. Will Penny get schooled in the art of deception, or can she hook the criminal before they sink her? This kettle of fish has set Penny on edge. In a world of seafood, she’s feeling like a fish out of water. 

Enjoy this fast-paced, family-friendly cozy mystery, and share an afternoon with Penny London. The Half-Baked Mysteries series is a snack-sized series marked with fun, easy reads full of puzzling goodness, a whodunnit, and a whole cast of quirky characters added into the mix.  (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Gone Too Far (Devlin & Falco Book 2) by [Debra Webb]

This second entry in USA Today bestselling author Debra Webb’s Devlin & Falco series proves that sometimes the past is best left forgotten.

As veteran detectives of the Birmingham Police Department, Kerri Devlin and Luke Falco have seen it all. So when the city’s new hotshot deputy district attorney turns up dead as part of a double homicide, the partners immediately get to work.

But this is no ordinary case. Devlin and Falco quickly link the murdered DDA to one of their own: former BPD detective Sadie Cross. But Sadie’s fractured memory is yet another puzzle to decipher, as she only recalls bits and pieces of her violent past…a past that may hold clues to the motive behind the murders.

As the group slowly begins to unearth the truth, they soon discover that the more secrets are revealed, the more fatal the consequences. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook

Review of The Baby Plan

The Baby Plan

Tess and Tilly, Book #11 

Kathi Daley

5 Stars


If you love small towns, endearing relationships, food, animals, and a touch of murder, you will love this mystery series set in the small town of White Eagle Montana.

In book 11 in the series, Tess fills in at the post office after the woman who took over her route broke her leg. While on route for the first time in a year she discovers that her father has left her brother Mike with a baby to hide and protect. Tess has never really been one to go all gooey over babies but when she discovers this particular little darling in need she enlists Tony’s help to make sure she is well hidden and to look for the babies mother.

Meanwhile Tess’s mother has a new boyfriend her father isn’t too happy about and Mike has a new murder to solve. (Goodreads)


The characters are well rounded and well developed.  Mike has received a big surprise from his father–a baby.  His father dropped off the baby and asked him to protect it.  The baby winds up with Tess and Tony and they are prepared to do everything they can to keep her safe.  And it gets Tilly thinking about having a child of their own.  I enjoyed seeing this side of Tess.

The writing style flows smoothly  and the book is an easy read.  The descriptions are very vivid and they added a lot to the story.  The mystery has numerous twists and turns that kept me engaged throughout the story.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery.  I cannot wait to see what the next adventure is for Tess and Tony.

The Baby Plan: A Cozy Mystery (A Tess and Tilly Cozy Mystery Book 11) by [Kathi Daley]

New Releases For The Week Of April 25th, 2021–Part 4

The Island Ran Red (Molly Hanson Mysteries Book 1) by [Michele Green, Ben Parris, Jay Fleming]

Meet zany Molly Hanson, part of a husband and wife commercial fisherman that’s mostly her husband. Still learning the ropes, she loves her idyllic watermen island village of Smithtown but her blundering courage and unsafe curiosity cannot be contained when she uncovers a female tattooed torso floating in the water. The mystery and cover-up in this innocent town she adopted is just intolerable, and minding her own business is way too boring. Much to the dismay of Walt, the local sheriff, and her husband, Hank, Molly’s meddling in police work leaves her dangerously entangled in investigating a crime ring where her shenanigan sleuthing lands her in the crosshairs of the killer. She’s fishing village-tough, but will it be enough?

From Ed Schaeffer, REVIEWER: In THE ISLAND RAN RED, author Michele Green writes of heroine Molly Hanson, in an exciting, humorous, and dangerous romp in her island home of Smithtown, on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

Molly, on a boat with her husband Hank, discovers a woman’s body floating in the water. This shocking discovery leads her through various experiences as she tries to identify the murderer.

Always with the natural wonder of the Eastern Shore highlighted in the background, local characters interact with Molly, mostly helping her in her quest, and sometimes offering danger.

To the reader, Molly displays all her personality, affectionate to her husband, but rough toward those who impede her progress.

Beneath the story runs a very capable writer with a knack for using just the right words to effectively summarize specific feelings and happenings.

First you begin loving Molly, then the author herself!

-Ed Schaeffer, Rattlesnake Hill (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Who Do You Think You're Kitten: A Paranormal Cozy Mystery (Midlife Magic & Mystery Book 3) by [Corrine Winters]

Any witch way you can…
Any witch way but loose.

Fortysomething Witch Ruby Rivers returns, and she’s bringing her perpetually mouthy and habitually snarky feline familiar, Rumpus. Ruby is still settling into her life in the cozy coastal town of Fiddler’s Cove, Connecticut–a task made easier by the handsome Merman Chief of Police, Jon Miller.

If only she could stop being embroiled in murder mysteries. Ruby’s apprentice Allegra discovers the body of a beloved local birdwatcher and inadvertently upends a can of worms that could shake Fiddler’s Cove to its core.

Every secret unlocks another suspect. Every clue leads to more questions. As if Ruby didn’t have her hands full already, perpetual thorn in her side Cotton Mather is up to his tricks—and this time he’s brought in the big guns: An aquatic demon god the size of the Empire State Building.

Can Ruby survive this latest evil plot? Will she solve the case? Will Rumpus ever shut up? The answers to these questions—and ones you never thought to ask—all unfold before your very eyes.

Quirky characters, twisty mysteries, magical shenanigans, and hilarious romance abound in Ruby’s latest adventure.

Remember, Hex over Forty is perfectly natural… (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Dial A for Aunties by [Jesse Q. Sutanto]

“Sutanto brilliantly infuses comedy and culture into the unpredictable rom-com/murder mystery mashup as Meddy navigates familial duty, possible arrest and a groomzilla. I laughed out loud and you will too.”—USA Today (four-star review)

“A hilarious, heartfelt romp of a novel about—what else?—accidental murder and the bond of family. This book had me laughing aloud within its first five pages… Utterly clever, deeply funny, and altogether charming, this book is sure to be one of the best of the year!”—Emily Henry, New York Times bestselling author of Beach Read

One of PopSugar’s “42 Books Everyone Will Be Talking About in 2021”!

What happens when you mix 1 (accidental) murder with 2 thousand wedding guests, and then toss in a possible curse on 3 generations of an immigrant Chinese-Indonesian family? 

You get 4 meddling Asian aunties coming to the rescue! 

When Meddelin Chan ends up accidentally killing her blind date, her meddlesome mother calls for her even more meddlesome aunties to help get rid of the body. Unfortunately, a dead body proves to be a lot more challenging to dispose of than one might anticipate, especially when it is inadvertently shipped in a cake cooler to the over-the-top billionaire wedding Meddy, her Ma, and aunties are working at an island resort on the California coastline. It’s the biggest job yet for the family wedding business—”Don’t leave your big day to chance, leave it to the Chans!”—and nothing, not even an unsavory corpse, will get in the way of her auntie’s perfect buttercream flowers.

But things go from inconvenient to downright torturous when Meddy’s great college love—and biggest heartbreak—makes a surprise appearance amid the wedding chaos. Is it possible to escape murder charges, charm her ex back into her life, and pull off a stunning wedding all in one weekend? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook


Cupcakes, Corpses and Chaos: Lila Harrow: A Point Muse Cozy Paranormal Mystery by [Kelly Ethan]

Cupcakes, corpses and an underworld jailbreak. Let the mayhem begin.

Lila Harrow, baker witch extraordinaire stays away from Harrow-caused mayhem in the town of Point Muse, Maine. All her witchy gifts are poured into her baked goods and her bakery ‘Heart’s Delight.’

But now her cupcake-loving customers are turning up dead and minus a soul…

And Lila Harrow is the number one suspect.

Between a soul hunting Grim Reaper, bakery sabotage and a duo of demon prison escapees out for Lila’s blood, a baker witch can’t even ice a cupcake.

Lila has no choice but to investigate the murders and save her business.

A piece of cake for a witchy baker.

If you like snarky dialogue, murder and mayhem then you’ll love the first installment in Kelly Ethan’s new Point Muse Cozy Paranormal Mystery spin off series – Lila Harrow: A Point Muse Cozy Paranormal Mystery!

Unlock the mayhem of Cupcakes, Corpses and Chaos! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Dead Calm: A Humorous Beaver Island Mystery (The Beaver Island Mysteries Book 2) by [Maia Ross]

When a beloved local tennis pro is murdered, everyone in the Beaver Island community is a suspect. Was it one of his many paramours, another tennis pro trying to take his job, or some other hidden enemy?

After a tractor goes berserk at the groundbreaking for a controversial new construction site, the engineer in charge reaches out to Violet for help reverse-engineering the hacked equipment, but they miss their connection. And as Violet’s vacation steams ahead, she toys with learning to sail while Irma toys with going on a real date with a dangerous ex-nemesis. But when she realizes Violet can count cards, Irma enters her in a charity poker tournament on a luxurious yacht—although she might have signed them up for more than they bargained for.

Witnesses might be dropping like flies, but with her trusty canine sidekick Mr. Pugglesworth and intrepid (but nauseous) nerd Violet Blackheart, retired British intelligence agent Irma Abercrombie sets out to find a killer.

Irma’s trying to conquer the world.
Violet’s just trying to conquer her vertigo. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Only the Good Mages Die Young: Casino Witch Mysteries 7 by [Nikki Haverstock]

Three assumptions Ella has:
__She can never fall in love
__She can always save her friends
__She’ll never find out why she can have a dragon familiar
But you know what they say about assumptions.
When Ella and Vanessa investigate the murder of a prominent businessman they assume it will be like every other case. But an explosion at his funeral nearly kills several people in her circle and she has to question everything. Does she really knows those around her? She must solve the biggest case of her career while adsorbing some truths about her life. Nothing will ever be the same… if she can survive that long. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Ice Star: A Mika Chalmers Hockey Mystery (The Mika Chalmers Hockey Mystery Series Book 6) by [Heather C. Myers]

Mika Chalmers is experiencing a dry spell.

With no clients and Detective Beech on a last-minute, undercover assignment, Mika decides to help her father prepare for the upcoming AllStar game. This special annual event has never taken place at the Seven Seas Ice Arena before, and everyone in Irvine is bubbling with excitement.

Until a shooting breaks out the day before the weekend festivities begin.

Now, Mika is forced to go undercover with Irvine Buccaneers player – and her ex – Eric Foresburg as his wife in order to figure out who is targeting the AllStar game and why. And, most importantly, who is going to be next?

With the heated chemistry of Castle and the unpredictable twists and turns of Bones, hockey fans are devouring this new romantic mystery series by a USA Today Best Selling Author.

Scroll up and 1-click your copy today. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Bought the Farm Mysteries Books 1-3 (Bought-the-Farm Mystery) by [Ellen Riggs]

★★★★★ “Delightful. Fun easy read with quirky characters. Skilled writing leads you through the journey to find the killer managing to give you just enough to keep you guessing.” ~Amazon reviewer
★★★★★ “Suspenseful and full of surprises!! Ellen is as much fun as Jana Deleon!” ~ Amazon reviewer.

Rescuing a brilliant sheepdog nearly got this city girl killed. Now they’re a crime-solving duo in farm country.

Meet Ivy Galloway, human resources exec turned hobby farmer, in this boxed set containing three fast-paced and funny full-length Cozy Mysteries for animal lovers. You’ll get DOGCATCHER IN THE RYE, DARK SIDE OF THE MOO, and A STREAK OF BAD CLUCK. Join rookie sleuth, Ivy, and her doggy detective sidekick, Keats, as they dig up dangerous secrets in quaint Clover Grove. You’ll fall in love with one of the most remarkable dogs ever to hit the page in this trio of thrilling, twisty mysteries.

Dogcatcher in the Rye: Weeks before the inn launches at Runaway Farm, a body turns up in the rye field. Ivy was the last person to clash with the victim, putting her at the top of the suspect list for police chief Kellan Harper, AKA Chief Hottie, her high school sweetheart. Can newfound sleuthing skills help Ivy and Keats stop a killer when they’re targeted next?

Dark Side of the Moo: Ivy was glad to leave corporate life behind, but now her former HR team is holding a retreat at her hobby farm and inn. When a guest turns up dead in a cow stall, Ivy and Keats try to find the bad apple on the HR team before the killer strikes again and Ivy is downsized… for good.

A Streak of Bad Cluck: More trouble hatches when a prominent local gains heavenly wings near Runaway Farm during a bridge club getaway. With everyone in a flap, can Ivy & Keats fly under the radar long enough to catch the killer?  

Over 2,000 reviews on the individual books!

From Dogcatcher in the Rye, Book 1:

★★★★★ “Farm adventures. Animals running amuck. A great dog to keep things in order. Oh yes, a murder and a bunch of sheep herding gals looking for trouble. And recipes too! What’s not to love?” ~Amazon reviewer
★★★★★ “I started reading this book, this series because with all the dreariness and chaos in the world right now, I needed something to bring me joy, and brought-the-farm does just that.” ~Amazon reviewer
★★★★★ “Awesome from page one. I couldn’t put it down. The characters are fabulous and awesome. Loved the dog.” ~Amazon reviewer (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Treasure Most Deadly: Book 5 in the Seaside Cove Bed & Breakfast amateur sleuth mysteries - a humorous cozy mystery (A Seaside Cove Bed & Breakfast Mystery) by [Terry Ambrose]

Seaside Cove amateur sleuths Rick and Alexandra Atwood are back!

Seaside Cove Bed & Breakfast owner Rick Atwood is again called on to assist his friend, Chief of Police Adam Cunningham, with a murder investigation. The case seems straightforward enough. Clive Crabbe, who has a quick temper and a strong jealous streak, was found hunched over the victim after the man made advances toward Clive’s ex-wife.

A murder investigation is the last thing Rick wants right now. The B&B is booked solid. The town is inundated with tourists and news reporters chasing stories about treasure thieves. And Rick’s wedding to Marquetta Weiss is just weeks away. As if that wasn’t enough, Rick’s eleven-year-old daughter Alex is not only itching to help the cops solve another murder, but she’s forming an unhealthy friendship with a B&B guest.

As the murder investigation progresses, Rick realizes Alex’s new friend could be at the center of everything. The worst part is that Alex may be the one person capable of cracking the case.

If you like funny cozy mystery books, you’ll love these other cozies:

A Treasure to Die For: “Right smack out of the gate this debut cozy is a winner.” — Laura Childs, New York Times Bestselling Author

Clues in the Sand: “If you enjoy reading Karen McInerney’s Gray Whale Inn Mysteries, you’ll love this second installment in the Seaside Cove Mysteries.” — Jess Lourey, Agatha, Anthony, and Lefty-nominated author

Secrets of the Treasure King: “…filled with small town charm, plot twists, and two amateur sleuths—a true delight for cozy fans!” — Muddy Rose Reviews

Why do I write funny cozies (amateur sleuth mysteries)?

We have plenty of stress in our lives and I think we all need a chance to unwind. Amateur sleuth mysteries let me help you do that. With a little drama and plenty of chances to laugh, they’re akin to those Hallmark movie moments we all love. I hope you’ll join me by getting cozy in Seaside Cove—a little town where murder meets the sea. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle


Betrayal at the Beach: A Cozy Christian Mystery (Dangerous Curves Book 1) by [K.L. Montgomery]

When tragedy strikes the Bryce Beach Public Library, the choice is clear for librarian Sunshine Baker: solve the mystery or lose her job.

Despite having no prior sleuthing experience, Sunshine feels uniquely qualified due to her ninja YA librarian skills and all those Nancy Drew books she read as a kid. With the help of children’s librarian Molly Simmons and cataloguer Evangeline Dupree, Sunshine and her colleagues scour Bryce Beach for suspects, clues, and the stolen treasure.

Can she and her squad recover the proceeds from the library’s annual fundraising gala and Bryce Beach’s most priceless historical artifact, the Bible with the town’s founding fathers’ signatures? 

But here’s the most vexing question of all: could one of Sunshine’s colleagues be a backstabbing traitor out to destroy the library? As Sunshine always says, “Jesus, take the wheel!”

Join Sunshine and her fellow librarians on their adventure to find the stolen treasure and save the Bryce Beach Public Library. Scroll up and one-click this cozy Christian mystery today!

Betrayal at the Beach is the first book in the Dangerous Curves cozy Christian mystery series, set in the fictional small town of Bryce Beach. YA librarian and amateur sleuth Sunshine Baker, who hates her name and can’t even bake an edible muffin, always manages to put the puzzle together just in time to avoid disaster! Join this curvy redheaded librarian on her quest to keep Bryce Beach safe…and well-read, of course. These cozy mysteries can be read in any order, but this is the preferred order:

Book 1: Betrayal at the Beach

Book 2: Mystery at the Marina

Book 3: Shooting at the Shore

Book 4: Poisoned at the Pier (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Body on the Boat: A Lemon Creek Mystery by [Kathleen Suzette]

With the heat of summer comes another murder case in Lemon Creek, Montana. Abby Crown didn’t expect to find this much excitement when she moved home to the small town she grew up in, but the excitement certainly has found her.

A friend of Abby’s niece is found dead at the lake, and Abby and her daughter are in search of the killer. What secrets are hiding at the local high school, and who murdered the former cheerleader? To find out, she’ll have to go against the local detective’s orders—the detective also happens to be her brother. Can she maintain peace in the family and still catch a killer? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Apparition In The Kitchen: A Paranormal Women's Fiction Cozy Mystery (Designer to the Dead Book 1) by [Katie O'Keene]

How do you solve a murder when the only witness is already dead?

A failed engagement forces 43-year-old Lindsey Dell back to her hometown, and back to her best friend, Cameron, one of the area’s top real estate agents. With her help, Lindsey’s interior design business is thriving in no time. And when Lindsey starts seeing spirits, she’s able to return the favor, clearing ghosts from haunted houses to make them easier for Cameron to sell.

Aided by her new friend, Rod, and her black cat, Jasmine, Lindsey makes the most of the growing paranormal activity in small-town Sparrowford. That changes when a ghost makes it clear she’s the victim of foul play…and the murderer is still out there. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Whistling Pirates (Whistling Pines Book 4) by [Dean L. Hovey]

Excitement runs high in the Whistling Pines Retirement community as the first annual Two Harbors Buccaneer Days celebration approaches. The city asks local fraternal clubs and city band to move their summer events to the weekend of the festival.

To entertain the expected throng of tourists, the city announces a Norwegian lutefisk toss, band concerts, food vendors, and a Lake Superior sailing regatta. Peter Rogers, the Whistling Pines recreation director, announces activities to mirror the town’s plans including a pirate costume contest and a sea shanty singalong. A shadow is cast over the celebration when one of the regatta competitors is found dead on his boat.

Peter is drawn into the murder investigation by the new police chief despite his wife’s advanced pregnancy and his struggle to quash rumors about a senior citizens naturist cruise, with half the residents anticipating a bird-watching outing and the rest expecting to sunbathe on a clothing-optional cruise.

“Dean’s fourth book in the whistling series is the best! The characters are fun and a little crazy. The plots twist, turn, and intertwine to make this a can’t put down read. Bravo Dean!”

“Dean L Hovey returns to Two Harbors where he left off after Peter and Jenny’s wedding (which was EPIC)… These characters are so relatable, you won’t help yourself – you’ll want more. More of their humor, their humanity and their love of life. Once again, Hovey has drawn me in.”

“I laughed so hard I had to wipe the tears from my eyes.” (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

A Familiar Curse: A Paranormal Cozy Mystery (Oxford Magic Kitten Mysteries Book 2) by [Rosemary A  Johns]

Welcome to Oxford’s Magic Kitten Shelter for Familiars!

My name’s Astra, and I’m a witch. This morning, all I want is to take a hot bath without a demon frog familiar insisting that he’s a prince in disguise and to read my book without a unicorn nibbling it. Instead, when cursed relics go missing in my picturesque but enchanted village of Witch Hollow, my hot next-door-neighbour, Sheriff, and dragon shifter, Earl Sin, calls on me to become his supernatural Deputy.

Satan, my devilish kitten familiar, knows more than he’s telling. But then, what’s new?

When a cursed magic flying carpet lands in my attic, its Italian tiger passenger shifts into the handsomest man I’ve ever seen. All of a sudden, Sin thinks that he’s found his suspect, and sparks fly. But I protect familiars, even mysterious strangers with twinkly blue eyes and cheeky smiles.   

And all I truly wanted this morning was a hot bath…

One-Click now and decide which familiar you’ll adopt today!

A Familiar Curse is Book Two in the Oxford Magic Kitten Mysteries cozy mystery series. Start reading to escape into magic, mystery, and laugh-out loud fun! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Witchy Glitzy Glamour (A Witch Cozy Paranormal Mystery #6) (Hex Falls Paranormal Cozy Mystery Series) by [Ruby Rivers]

The stars are out in full force.
Hex Falls is hosting the Magical Movie Awards.
But all that glitters is not gold, when Murder Mansion lives up to its name.

Hollywood’s Horror ‘B’ Movie Scene divulges upon the tiny town of Hex Falls, to attended a glorious ghouls night awards gala, to be held at none other than, the newly restored and finally complete, Murder Mansion. It’s Violet’s big debut, as well as Sotherby’s, as it marks the official unveiling of her first-ever design. With a proud Sotherby hiding in the wings, nerves are running high, and for good reason.
Rumor has it, there is icon expected among the invited guests. Harmeena Carmichael, the queen of the 50’s scream era, and the daughter of monster movie icon Isadora Everhorror—the woman who started it all, by playing sidekick to Godzillia, back before talkies—is said to be attending the gala tonight. Violet doesn’t think things could get more exciting.
But is Harmeena really who she claims to be? Or is there an imposter in their midst—lying in wait for the perfect moment to pull off the perfect murder?


Witchy, Glitchy, Glamour (Hex Falls Cozy Mystery Series, Book 6, the final book in the series) is a humorous full-length paranormal cozy mystery.

Hex Falls Cozy Mysteries:
Hopeless Pocus, Book 1
Bedknobs & BroomHilda Sticks, Book 2
Witchity, Glitchy, Boo, Book 3
Abracastabra, Book 4
In Charm’s Way, Book 5
Witchity, Glitchity, Glamour, Book 6
Pre Order Today.

For readers of Adele Abbott, Belinda White, Constance Barker, Amy Boyles and Annabel Chase. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Matilda's Wish (The Dun Roamin' Romantic Mysteries Book 3) by [Beth  Prentice]

The irresistible heart-warming novel from USA Today Best-selling author Beth Prentice

Keep your wishes close . . . and your secrets even closer

Tilly Lockhart is out of luck, out of money and up to her eyeballs in debt. But just when she thought that fate had it in for her, she inherits a farm from her great aunt Matilda—a woman she never knew existed. The only catch? She must spend one year on her aunt’s farm Dun Roamin’ before she can sell up and save her flailing business.
Faced with two thousand acres of land and a menagerie of neurotic animals, this city slicker must enlist the help of the farm’s sexy co-owner Noah in order to survive this new life and uncover why her aunt left it all to her.
But just when her heart is opening to small-town life, an unexpected fire uncovers Dun Roamin’s deadly mystery. As threads of past sins unravel, secrets are revealed, danger builds, and threats for Tilly to leave things alone and go home grow more deadly with every passing day.

With her newfound friends by her side, can Tilly learn the truth that great aunt Matilda was hiding? Can she find inner strength to protect what she’s grown to love? Or will she lose everything, including her life?

If you like lovable characters and heart-warming romance with a dollop of mystery, then you’ll love Matilda’s Wish. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

New Releases For The Week Of April 25th, 2021–Part 3

Glock Grannies On a Roll Boxed Set: Glock Grannies Cozy Mystery, Books 4 - 6 (Glock Grannies Cozy Mystery Boxed Sets Book 2) by [Shannon VanBergen]

A hilarious cozy mystery series from USA Today Bestselling author Shannon VanBergen

Nikki and the grannies have learned there’s no such thing as quiet golden years. Who’d want that anyway? When things are quiet at the retirement home, they go looking for danger, and find it everywhere. Even at the bowling alley. They will have to uncover devious plots, decipher codes, and take a road trip to one of America’s favorite vacation destinations to make sure the criminals get their just desserts. Are Nikki and the grannies up to the task or will the criminals send them into permanent retirement?

The Glock Grannies Cozy Mystery Boxed Set includes books four, five, and six in the Glock Grannies Cozy Mystery series. If you like fun cozy mysteries and outrageous characters, you are going to love the Glock Grannies.

Stories Included: Living on a SpareCrack the Code, and Road Trip

Download the Glock Grannies on a Roll Boxed Set and start solving your next mystery (or three) today! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Audiobook

Murderoni and Cheese (A Sunny Side Up Cozy Mystery Book 4) by [Rosie A. Point]

What’s on the menu at the Sunny Side Up Café? Murder…

When Sunny Charles’ aunt comes back from her vacation, Sunny couldn’t be happier. Aunt Rita will take over and relieve all the pressure. No more dealing with mean customers, or worrying about when the air-conditioner will go on the fritz, or whether a local food vlogger is about to drop dead in the middle of the café.

At least, that’s what she thinks. Things never go to plan in Parfait, and when the dead body of her aunt’s worst enemy turns up on the beach, everybody’s convinced that Aunt Rita had a lot to do with it. That includes the ever-suspicious detective in town. With strange figures following Sunny and a threat that might mean she’s got more to worry about than just one murder mystery, Sunny’s determined. She won’t let her aunt take the fall for a crime she didn’t commit.

Can she solve the mystery before it’s too late? Find out in the fourth installment of the Sunny Side Up Cozy Mystery series—grab your copy today! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Mocha, Marriage and Murder (A Chocolate Centered Cozy Mystery Book 20) by [Cindy  Bell]

Ally Sweet is in full swing getting everything organized for her wedding to Detective Luke Elm. Her grandmother, Charlotte Sweet, and the three eccentric chocolate shop regulars Mrs. Bing, Mrs. Cale and Mrs. White are thrilled to be helping Ally organize and cater for the exciting event.

But with less than a week to go their plans go up in smoke when the wedding venue is burned to the ground…and then a dead body is found. Wedding preparations are swapped for sleuthing when Ally joins forces with her grandmother and the three ladies to try and find the murderer.

With Ally’s trusty feline-friend Peaches and pot-bellied pig Arnold for support, it is a race against time for Ally, Charlotte and their sleuthing sidekicks to find the murderer, so that Ally and Luke can finally tie the knot.

Recipe Included: Mocha Cake with Mocha Buttercream Frosting

Join Ally, Charlotte, Arnold and Peaches for a fun, puzzling, heartwarming cozy mystery by USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author Cindy Bell.

Buy Mocha, Marriage and Murder to start solving the murder today! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

The Big Mistake (The Stella Reynolds Mystery Series Book 6) by [Libby Kirsch]

Is pursuing her dream career really all that’s important, or is Stella about to make the biggest mistake of her life?

Savvy, experienced network reporter Stella Reynolds, used to covering one crisis after another, finally lands a plum assignment to interview a celebrity movie star and emcee a charity gala for Lucky, her racecar driver boyfriend. But within an hour of touching down in Chicago, the A-lister’s a no-show, Stella’s mom calls to demand that she check in on Fran, the granddaughter of an old family friend, and then a tragic school shooting breaks just down the road. 

Stella rushes to cover the crime, and it’s a doozy. Police are baffled, how did the gunman escape? Stella’s overbearing boss won’t stop hounding her to scoop the competition, and she digs in, looking for answers.

A local reporter bent on beating Stella complicates things, and the police chief in charge of the investigation doesn’t trust anyone in the media. But Stella’s boss is adamant; find a new angle or find a new job.

When it’s clear that the Hollywood star, Fran, and the shooting aren’t nearly as unrelated as it initially appeared, Stella’s only thoughts turn toward unmasking the gunman. Her job depends on it, and so do countless lives. But will her laser-like focus derail her relationship with Lucky? How many times can she put her job first, knowing that eventually, she’ll have pushed everything and everyone in her life off to the side one too many times?

The Big Mistake is the sixth book in the Stella Reynolds Mystery Series, but can be read as a standalone novel. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Rags to Witches (Hallow Haven Witch Mysteries Book 4) by [Mara Webb]

Sadie Alden would love nothing more than to spend the weekend soaking up the sunshine with her boyfriend, but it seems that’s not on the cards.

With a golf tournament taking over the islands, Sadie is required to supervise the event despite having little interest in the sport. Will she make a faux pas on the fairway? Absolutely.

Ryder has assured her that there will be clear blue skies for the next few days, but it seems his weather control magic has gone wrong in the worst way possible. Can he fix it before anyone gets hurt?

An IRS agent is making a nuisance of himself at the café and the staff are struggling to keep up with his many demands. Sadie’s talking cat seems to think that there is something fishy going on, but doesn’t he always?

Miller and Sadie’s relationship is put to the test when a dangerous situation arises and she has to think fast in order to save her own life. Unfortunately, it looks like not everyone will be getting out of this thing alive.

Rags to Witches is the fourth book in the Hallow Haven Witch Mysteries series. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Goodbye's a Witch: A Beechwood Harbor Magic Mystery (Beechwood Harbor Magic Mysteries Book 12) by [Danielle Garrett]

The danger is rising, but this time, Holly is ready.

It’s a nightmare as old as time, creepy wraiths swirling in the shadows, waiting to strike unsuspecting humans. Following a disruption of their power, the vampires are more restless than ever and looking for one more fight.

When a young witch shows up on the Beechwood Manor’s front porch, begging for asylum, Holly can’t turn her away. But when the trouble nipping at the witch’s heels follows her through the manor’s front door, she might be the last guest Holly and Adam ever check in.

Will the battle between the vampires and the Haven Council prove to be the undoing of the magical world, or can Holly and her friends rise up and stop the vampires once and for all?

Find out in the final book of the Beechwood Harbor Magic Mysteries series. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Broken Bones and Botany: A Witch Cozy Mystery (Midlife Medicine Book 3) by [Amorette Anderson]

Brrr… this case is cold!

Eight months into her new life in Covenstead, Vermont,

Nurse Grace Littleton still can’t manage to use magic to make a sunflower grow.

In between attempts,

she uncovers a cold case that chills her to the bone.

A crime that occurred in town years before remains unsolved —

someone in the quaint little village got away with murder!

Who did it? And why?

A group of friends in town are intent on keeping the secrets buried deep.

With the sugar on snow supper fast approaching

Grace sets her magical studies aside,

and braves the howling March winds to track down clues.

Her trusty companion, Lucky, is right beside her.

Can they infiltrate the bonds of friendship and get the facts, or will the truth remain hidden?

And is it possible that a bit of botany might help them out along the way?

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

This is book three in the Midlife Medicine series. Can be read as a standalone or as a follow-up to book two, Surgery and Spells. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

The Haunting of the Desks: A Sparks & Bainbridge Short Story (Sparks & Bainbridge Mystery) by [Allison Montclair]

Sparks and Bainbridge of The Right Sort Marriage Bureau return in this short story from Allison Montclair as their expansion into a new office – and acquisition of a new desk – results in unexplainable phenomena that can only mean that their new digs are haunted!

In London, 1946, The Right Sort Marriage Agency is off to a good start and their early success means that Miss Iris Sparks and Mrs. Gwendolyn Bainbridge can now afford to expand into the long-empty office across the hall. And with that long closed office comes some more professional furniture – including a partner’s desk from Harrod’s. But something is afoot in that office – strange noises at unusual hours, some of the furniture seeming moved around and cleaned, all behind a locked door. The building’s janitor is convinced that this is proof that the office is haunted.

But Sparks and Bainbridge are not so sure that’s the only, or even the correct, conclusion. Instead, they suspect there’s something going on related to the locked partner’s desk and the long closed office. With their detective hats on, Sparks and Bainbridge are determined to uncover the truth about the mystery of the haunted partner’s desk…or die trying? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Blink of an Eye: Tiger's Eye Mysteries by [Alyssa Day]

When one of Tess’s friends…

…arrests another

What’s a pawnshop owner-turned-amateur sleuth to do?

Jack is a tiger shifter and a private investigator. Tess can see how you’ll die from a single touch. When a fifty-year-old skeleton turns out to be their friend’s long-lost husband, they know their search for clues may take them back half a century.

And the killer may be killing again today.

An ogre who runs a gambling ring…

…may be the only suspect still alive to talk.

Can a small-town girl and an ex-rebel soldier solve a mystery that’s older than they are?

What if everybody confesses?

You’ll love this latest laugh-out-loud addition to the Tiger’s Eye Mysteries, because Dead End is a town where family and friends mean everything, and dead bodies show up more often than indigestion on chili dog night at Bingo.

Get it now. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Mourning Commute: A fun and Quirky Standalone Cozy Mystery with Pets by [Sam  Cheever]

It’s definitely curtains for May’s client. He’s exited Stage Left for the last time.

May Ferth just wants to do a good job in her role as fake girlfriend. But there are strange goings on at the funeral. Shifty characters whispering secrets in shadowed corners, and a truly yummy advocate for the dead guy implying that May might have had something to do with his friend’s unscripted exit.

May might be a thirty-three-year-old ex-community theater actress on her second career, but she comes from a family of cops. And, despite her talent for acting, she has a lot more Detective in her than Diva.

The villain thinks he can threaten her and she’ll fold like last week’s panned play. Clearly, he hasn’t read the day’s script changes. May and her little dog Shakespeare are on the case. Though, they might take a little direction from the Private Investigator who believes that May’s client was murdered, and fully intends to prove it. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

The Last Good Dog by [Alan Russell]

Years ago, LAPD detective Michael Gideon and his German shepherd K-9 partner, Sirius, walked through fire to save Los Angeles from serial killer Ellis Haines, known as the Weatherman. Now, they prepare for a final showdown with their mortal foe.

It’s been a year of change for Gideon and Sirius. Both are new parents, but for the two of them, the joys of fatherhood have to wait. After a few months of silence, the All-In Killer has begun his murderous spree again—and his latest victim died only miles from Gideon’s doorstep. The All-In Killer has made it no secret that his homicidal countdown will end only with the deaths of Gideon and Sirius. When Gideon decides he can no longer hide the encroaching threat from his wife, they prepare together for the approaching storm.

While Gideon chases down a new lead that might prove his suspicion that the All-In Killer has been communicating with Ellis Haines, an ecoterrorist bomber strikes California, and a recently retired deputy US marshal and her bomb-sniffing dog go missing. Gideon and Sirius join in that manhunt, doing what they do best—saving lives.


“Loved it and couldn’t put it down. Readers beware, you’ll lose sleep when you get three-quarters through because you won’t be able to stop reading.”—Amazon review

“Russell delivers realistic, plausible, and taut thrillers.”—Amazon review

“[A] modern-day classic mystery-thriller series.”—Amazon review

“Exciting mysteries and wonderful characters. Emotional and thrilling. Great reads!”—Amazon review

“Gideon reminds me of Robert Crais’ Elvis Cole with his attitudes and mouth but is perhaps a little more self-aware…A fast read.”—Goodreads review

“Russell continues with his ability to weave a good detective yarn while maintaining wit and humor among his engaging main characters.”—Goodreads review (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Sealed with a Curse: A Witch Cozy Mystery (Fairy Falls Mystery Book 4) by [Samantha Silver]

Welcome to Fairy Falls, where love is in the air and killers are on the loose

Pawdrey is happily revelling in her new career as the paranormal world’s latest film star, while Scarlett’s attempt at a career change doesn’t seem to be going quite as well. But when the director of Pawdrey’s latest film is found murdered, and Mina finds the body, she knows she needs to investigate, for the good of the town.

But as Mina comes closer to finding the killer, she finds herself embroiled in more Hollywitch secrets than she could have ever imagined. Is she going to be able to untangle all the threads, or will they strangle her before she gets the chance?

Sealed with a Curse is the fourth book in a humorous paranormal witch cozy mystery series by Samantha Silver. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Death Scent: A Jessica Anderson K-9 Mystery (The Jessica Anderson K-9 Mysteries Book 1) by [D. L. Keur]

Her first mistake was calling 9-1-1.

Drones were supposed to make life easier for Jessie and her search and rescue dogs. Instead, they’ve made everything a lot more complicated. Her equipment confiscated, her very freedom threatened, Jessica Anderson finds herself in the crosshairs of both law enforcement and a vicious killer when her drones discover a body on the slopes of Long Peak.

When evidence points to other victims, though, it’s Jessie and her search dogs who law enforcement need to find their remains. What nobody suspects, though, is that the killer is watching, waiting, anticipating …ready.

A novel of a woman and her beloved dogs, a woman who, having fled a career in law enforcement, finds herself the target of, both, the sheriff and a murderer.

Clean, safe reading

No sex, gore, or profanity.


“Wow! What an ending! I did not see that coming! This book really took me away into a world I knew nothing about. And I love Milo, the Wonder Mutt. Some dog! In fact, after reading this book, I went over to our shelter and I, who haven’t had a dog since I was a kid, adopted a needy mutt that the lady said really needed a home. (Ours isn’t a no-kill shelter.) My new pal is not even close to being Milo, but he’s presently sleeping on the sofa, snoring away, and I can already tell that we’re going to be pals. That should tell you something about this book! Well worth the time to read it!” —L. L. Alexander, freelance editor

“I’m a huge fan of K-9 mysteries, and this one, for sure, ranks right up there with my favs.” —Kimberly Clarke, reader of K-9 mysteries

“The characters are so real! And the dogs — you gotta love them, the whole pack. I think the thing that really nailed it for me was Jessica, though. I could really connect with her.” —Sarah Yarborough, mystery reader (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Tricky Treating (Twilight Hollow Witchy Cozy Mysteries Book 3) by [Sara  Christene]

Costumes, corpses, and an unstoppable curse!

Spooky season has officially arrived in Twilight Hollow. Can Adelaide and her familiar solve another murder when nothing is as it seems?

When a witch is killed in a ritualistic fashion, detective Logan White has no choice but to involve Addy in yet another murder investigation. Unfortunately, she already has plenty of her own problems to worry about. Halloween is in three days, and the veil to the spirit world is thinning.

Business at the Toasty Bean gets put on the back burner, but little does Addy know, her cafe may be the next target for a magical crime. A crime that could devastate the entire town if she doesn’t work with the dark magic to stop it. Can Adelaide save Twilight Hollow from being trapped in a nightmare? Find out in the third installment of the Twilight Hollow Cozy Mystery series! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

A Corpse in a Locked Room (An Izzy Palmer Mystery Book 6) by [Benedict Brown]

Izzy is heading to a family reunion. Oops, someone’s going to die.

When private detective Izzy Palmer is summoned to a lavish party in a grand stately home, she must deal with a host of painful memories from her past. But have her bratty cousins and their vain mother really changed as they claim, or is it just another trick?

After a member of the party is murdered in a room locked from the outside, Izzy has to question all she thought she knew about her family to get to the truth. With so many duplicitous relatives around and her mother a suspect, it’s impossible to know who she can trust. Dark secrets will be unearthed and old scores laid to rest before the truth of “A Corpse in a Locked Room” can be unpicked.

A heartfelt and hilarious (reverse) locked-room mystery, featuring a twisting finale that will leave you stunned and a cast of eccentric characters – from swindling uncles to pompous… urmmm, great-uncles. “A Corpse in a Locked Room” is Izzy’s sixth full-length mystery.

The Izzy Palmer Mysteries…

1- A Corpse Called Bob

2- A Corpse in the Country

3- A Corpse on the Beach

4- A Corpse in London

5- A Corpse for Christmas

6- A Corpse in a Locked Room

7- A Corpse in a Quaint English Village (coming summer 2021)

Novellas – All are standalones but fit into the main series in this order…

0- A Corpse in the Freezer (available free via

2.5 – A Corpse in a Caravan

6.5 – A Corpse at a Birthday Party (available free via (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Fields' Guide to Smuggling (The Poppy Fields Adventures Book 7) by [Julie Mulhern]

Hollywood influencer and super-secret spy Poppy Fields is finally taking a well-deserved vacation with her partner Thor.

A woman. A man. A private Greek island. What could go wrong?

When a storm washes six teenage girls onto the island, trouble comes knocking. The men who trafficked the girls will do anything to get them them back, including killing Poppy and Thor.

With communications to the mainland down and no help in sight, can Poppy save the girls and bring down an international smuggling ring, or will this trip be her last? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

New Releases For The Week Of April 25th, 2021–Part 2

The Hitwoman and the Teddy Bear by [JB Lynn, JB  Lynn, Parisa Zolfaghari]

Maggie Lee has done some really questionable things, but she’s never stooped so low as to steal a child’s toy.

There’s a first time for everything.

Of course, there’s a good reason for what she’s doing, but you already guessed that.

Just like you know things won’t go smoothly for Maggie and the menagerie.

(And yes, God will have something to say about that.) (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

The Rock: A DCI Ryan Mystery (The DCI Ryan Mysteries Book 18) by [LJ Ross]



When a fishing boat is wrecked off the treacherous North Sea coast and the body of a young woman washes up on the beach beside the iconic ‘Marsden Rock’, DCI Ryan cannot ignore the call to duty.

With one already dead and more human cargo missing from the wreckage, Ryan and his team race to find the remaining souls — before it’s too late, and their investigation turns to murder. As they uncover the seedy underbelly of Tyneside, cold and calculated opportunism clashes with the rock-hard arm of the Law, but there’s one thing that proves stronger than stone…

The human spirit.

Murder and mystery are peppered with romance and humour in this fast-paced crime whodunnit set amidst the spectacular North Eastern landscape.

“LJ Ross keeps company with the best mystery writers” – The Times

“A literary phenomenon” – Evening Chronicle

“LJ Ross is the Queen of Kindle” – Sunday Telegraph (Amazon0

Editions Available: Kindle

A Death at Seascape House: A totally unputdownable British cozy mystery novel (A Jemima Jago Mystery Book 1) by [Emma Jameson]

With its sweeping sandy beaches and rolling emerald hills, the island of St. Morwenna is an idyllic escape. But behind the perfectly pruned primroses and neighborly smiles a killer lies in wait…

When librarian Jemima Jago is offered the opportunity to catalogue Cornwall’s largest collection of antique shipwreck records it is a dream come true. The only problem? The collection is housed on the island of St. Morwenna, the childhood home she left years ago and vowed never to return to.

Shortly after Jem arrives back in town, island busybody and notorious grump Edith Reddy is found dead, with duct tape clamped over her mouth and nose. Jem, caught seemingly red-handed at the scene of the crime, mistakenly becomes the police’s number one suspect. The handsome Sergeant Hackman in particular can’t seem to leave Jem alone…

Jem must take matters into her own hands if she wants to clear her name. Snooping around Edith’s once-grand home, she is struck by the mess before her. The bedroom is completely ransacked and in the living room all the photographs have been removed from their frames. Was Edith’s death simply a break-in gone wrong, or is there more to the mystery that the police are missing?

Jem has a sharp eye for a clue and she soon realizes that many of the island’s eccentric residents had reason for wanting Edith out of the way. Could Declan, the curious café owner, or Bart, the fishy ferryman have killed Edith? Jem won’t rest until she uncovers the truth, but doing so will put her right in the killer’s line of sight…

A totally charming cozy mystery from the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Emma Jameson. Brimming with intrigue and warm humor, fans of Agatha Christie, Faith Martin and Betty Rowlands will love A Death at Seascape House.

What readers are saying about Emma Jameson:

Wow. I love it… so fabulous that I stayed up half the night finishing it! Joy!” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

AMAZING story! I just loved the humorous banter.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I love, love, love, this series!!! This book was fabulously enjoyable!!!” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Deserves ten stars. I don’t remember breathing as I read the last third of this book.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“Crackles with revenge, intrigue and murder. I couldn’t put it down… Captivating.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“This book had me on the edge of my seat I thought I might EXPLODE! I was barely holding myself together with everything that was going on. I LOVED it!” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“An utterly charming, put-a-smile-on-my-face-while-reading, delicious murder mystery. .… The cheeky banter of the main characters is delightful.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

A truly super series. Love the characters… The plot and twists of this book leaves one breathless. A definite “”cannot put it down”” read.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Brilliant! … so exquisitely suspenseful that I was riveted and at the edge of my seat when reading it… what a rollercoaster ride this book is. Whew!” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

A compelling, very entertaining, just plain fun adventure.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“Characters you can’t help but want more of, exciting action, great mysteries… So suspenseful that it kept me up half the night. Fabulous.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Stayed up way too late finishing it! Full of wonderful moments of good humor and outright laughs.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook

Restless Dead (Harry Grimm Book 5) by [David J.  Gatward]

Be careful what you wish for.

When no nonsense retired Army Colonel James Fletcher starts seeing his recently deceased wife around the house again, his friends and family are more than a little worried.

But when James turns up dead, and the accident that killed him is found to be anything but, DCI Harry Grimm and his team must uncover the grisly truth before anyone else falls prey.

In a house torn in two by ghosts and betrayal, Harry may soon find that death isn’t always the end. Sometimes, it’s only the beginning . . .

Restless Dead is the fifth book in the DCI Harry Grimm crime thriller series, set in the Yorkshire Dales, and perfect for fans of L. J. Ross, J.R. Ellis, Margaret Mayhew, Jeanne M. Dams, J. M. Dalgliesh, Roger Silverwood, J. D. Kirk, Adam Croft, and Simon McCleave (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Mermaid Mimosa (The Magic & Mixology Mystery Series Book 8) by [Gina LaManna]

When the king of the mermaids is poisoned, Lily is called to help with a problem she’s never faced before—one beneath the surface of the water. As she sets about creating a potion to save his life, however, she realizes this is only one part of a much, much larger problem.

One morning, Lily receives a letter from an anonymous source stating that The Faction is planning to launch an attack against The Isle. Can Lily stop her father and The Faction before it’s too late? Time is running out, and Lily can’t help but feel she’ll need a miracle to save the lives of the ones she loves… (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Insects, Ivy, & Investigations: A Camper & Criminals Cozy Mystery Series Book 17 by [Tonya Kappes]

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:

“Romance, a lovable bunch of eccentrics, and a collection of recipes with murder most foul.”

“Scrumptious… Fans of culinary cozies will have fun.”
–Publishers Weekly

“A sweet Southern mystery with a delightful plot and quirky characters who quickly make you feel at home.”
–San Francisco Book Review

Welcome to Normal, Kentucky where NOTHING is normal.

Alicia Becker shows up at the screen door of The Milkery beaten, bruised, and claims to be one of Mary Elizabeth Moberly’s foster children.

Mae West’s suspicion of why Alicia is there turns to an investigation after Alicia is found on a nearby hiking trail standing over the lifeless body of Craig Sutton. Who is Craig Sutton?

Craig Sutton is Alicia Becker’s con-ex-boyfriend.

Mae and the Laundry Club Ladies can’t help but wonder if Craig’s death was self-defense, though Alicia swears she didn’t kill him. Or was Alicia set up?

Grab your bug spray and camping equipment. Mae West and Laundry Club Ladies are ’bout to put their sleuthing skills back to the test.

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Mydworth Mysteries - Secrets on the Cote d'Azur (A Cosy Historical Mystery Series Book 8) by [Matthew Costello, Neil Richards]

From the authors of the best-selling series CHERRINGHAM

When Harry and Kat head south to the French Riviera, they look forward to dazzling parties, a shimmering sea, and wonderful food. But once they step off the legendary Paris-Nice train, Le Train Bleu, things start to be anything but restful. Asked to assist in a dangerous case of blackmail – they soon find that the streets and alleyways of the Cote d’Azur hide not only cafes and bistros…but also secrets and danger of a most deadly sort.

Co-authors Neil Richards (based in the UK) and Matthew Costello (based in the US), have been writing together since the mid-90s, creating innovative content and working on major projects for the BBC, Disney Channel, Sony, ABC, Eidos, and Nintendo to name but a few. Their transatlantic collaboration has underpinned scores of TV drama scripts, computer games, radio shows, and the best-selling mystery series Cherringham. Their latest series project is called Mydworth Mysteries. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Murder in Belgrave Square: A 1920s cozy mystery (A Tommy & Evelyn Christie Mystery Book 4) by [Catherine Coles]

Tommy & Evelyn Christie were hoping for a break from solving murders when they agreed to host Aunt Victoria and her daughters, Madeleine and Elise at their London home in Belgrave Square.

Recently widowed Victoria has returned from France for the London Season and to mend bridges with her estranged family.

None of them were prepared for the doubly shocking sight of a newborn baby and a dead body on the back doorstep of their imposing London residence.

Tommy & Evelyn face a race against time to solve the murder and the mystery of the abandoned baby before cousin Madeleine’s London Season is ruined. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

The Troubled Tycoon: A Northwest Cozy Mystery (Northwest Cozy Mystery Series Book 16) by [Dianne Harman]

When you’re a tycoon
And you sit on top of the business mountain,
Seems like a lot of people want to see you fall.
And Cooper was at the top, but he’d made a lot of enemies
In order to get there.
Then there were the women in his life,
And he’d be the first to admit he’d wronged a few.
When it became clear that someone was out to destroy Cooper
By ruining his reputation and the companies he owned,
He hired Jake and Al, the retired ex-mobster, to find out who it was.
But sometimes there’s nothing better than a dog to save the day!

Follow Jake and Al throughout Seattle and Bainbridge Island as they search for the person who wants to destroy Cooper. With each passing day, the hunt becomes more intense, because now the person they are looking for is intent not only on destroying Cooper, but killing him as well.

This is the 16th book in the Northwest Cozy Mystery Series by a USA Today Bestselling Author with plenty of dogs and recipes. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Murder 101 (Kitchen Witch Mysteries) by [Lynn Cahoon]

Mia Malone has opened a catering business in Magic Springs, Idaho, putting both her culinary expertise and her gift for spellcasting to good use. But it’ll take more than witchcraft to make a murderer disappear behind bars…

Mia Malone has landed a lucrative and convenient gig, catering a reunion at the old school that’s become her new business headquarters. The town swirls with rumors that St. Catherine’s Preparatory is haunted, but there’s one living visitor that Mia wasn’t expecting—her mother. Theresa Malone stepped away from the magic that runs in Mia’s family, much to the annoyance of Mia’s grandmother. Soon Mia has to deal with more than personal drama when Robin Hanover, the head of the reunion committee, is murdered in one of the classrooms.

Robin had a history as a mean girl. Could one of her old enemies have been nursing a grudge all this time? Or is the culprit even closer to home? Mia will need the help of her magic, her wits, and her family to figure out the truth—before she gets schooled by a clever killer…

Includes Recipes!

Praise for Lynn Cahoon

One Poison Pie deliciously blends charm and magic with a dash of mystery and a sprinkle of romance.”
—Agatha Award winning author Daryl Wood Gerber

“A well-plotted mystery with a romance that rings true to life.”
Kirkus Reviews on A Field Guide to Homicide

“[Cahoon’s] beloved for her whimsical whodunits . . . a delightful mystery.”
Woman’s World on Sconed to Death

Editions Available: Kindle

The Runaway (Tipperary Carriage Company Mystery Book 7) by [J A  Whiting, Nell  McCarthy]

This is book 7 in the Tipperary Carriage Company cozy mystery series by USA TODAY Bestselling Author J.A. Whiting and Nell McCarthy.
It is spring in Ohio and Mae Monahan and her friend Ross are working at a number of proms in the area using her sturdy golden pony to give the students rides in a Cinderella-like carriage. After seeing the same three young women at two of the proms and noting their strange behavior when they are in her carriage, Mae becomes suspicious about what might be going on. As she and Ross are pulled into the mystery and with danger swirling around them, will they be able to determine what’s going on before it’s too late? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Damsel in a Dress: A Perfectly Proper Cozy Mystery (A Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum Mystery Book 5) by [Kirsten Weiss]

Bridesmaid duties can be deadly…

Maddie Kosloski has more than wedding cake on her plate. She’s managing her paranormal museum, helping her best friend Adele with wedding plans, and trying to prove that Adele’s vintage wedding dress is most definitely not haunted.

But when a bridesmaid turns up murdered, Maddie has to solve the crime to save the wedding. As her bouquet of suspects grows, and everyone’s alibis have the ring of truth, Maddie begins to doubt this wedding will go off without a hitch.

If you love laugh-out-loud mysteries, witty heroines, and a touch of the paranormal, you’ll love Damsel in a Dress, book 5 in the Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum series of novels. Read this twisty cozy mystery today! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Murder at the Dude Ranch: a 1950s cozy historical mystery (A Rosa Reed Mystery Book 7) by [Lee Strauss, Norm Strauss]

Murder’s a wild ride!

Rosa Reed takes a much needed break from her thriving private investigative work by joining her cousin Clarence and Aunt Louisa for a weekend getaway at the Black Stallion Dude Ranch near Santa Bonita, California. It’s the beginning of 1957 and Rosa is ready for a fresh start. Newly single, all she needs is time on the trails, and cuddles from her tabby cat, Diego.

The peace and quiet of ranch life is soon disrupted when a horse returns from a trail ride without its rider. When foul play is determined, Rosa finds herself thrust once again into a murder investigation alongside the handsome detective Miguel Belmonte.

Suspicion falls on many of the guests—the failed investment banker, the laundromat owner, the heiress, and to Rosa’s dismay, her own cousin Clarence. 

Can Rosa prove her cousin’s innocence before the cows come home?

The Rosa Reed Mystery series is a spin-off of the acclaimed Ginger Gold Mystery series.


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

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)

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)

~more on the way!

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

Genre: cat cozy mystery series / historical mystery / women amateur sleuths / female detectives (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

The Inexorable Tide of Mystery: A Severine DuNoir Historical Cozy Adventure (The Mysteries of Severine DuNoir Book 7) by [Beth  Byers]

August 1925

London England

Severine DuNoir has escaped the gangsters in America and journeyed with her friends across the sea. Everything is different. Most importantly no one cares who her family is or what they’ve done.

That is, until, a body turns up and the members of Severine’s makeshift family are among the suspects. Now it’s time to discover who killed this person, why, and how they’re going to prove it. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Southern Beginnings (Sweet Tea Witch Mysteries Book 19) by [Amy Boyles]

Pepper Reign is only weeks away from giving birth to her first-born child when the biggest challenge of her career rears its head. She’s been charged with finding a unicorn for a spoiled teenager.

Problem is, Pepper’s not sure that she wants to hand over a magical creature to the kid. When she reveals this to Betty, her grandmother, the old woman almost has a cow. Betty tells Pepper that has to find the unicorn, and if she doesn’t, then something very bad will happen in Magnolia Cove.

Pepper is tempted to blow off Betty’s concerns, but when bad things begin to unfold, she realizes that her grandmother might be right after all.

Now Pepper has to find a unicorn and stop an evil presence from taking over her town before the baby is born. Can she do it? Or will Pepper and Magnolia Cove wind up in worse shape than when they began? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

A Fatal First Night (An Ella Shane Mystery Book 2) by [Kathleen Marple Kalb]

It’s easy to be overlooked in Gilded Age Manhattan, but the Ella Shane Opera Company’s latest premier manages to attract adoring crowds, rave reviews, and a killer who’s a real showstopper!

New York City, Fall 1899. Ahead-of-her-time coloratura mezzo Ella Shane has always known opening night to be a mess of missed cues and jittery nerves, especially when unveiling a new opera. Her production of The Princes in the Tower, based on the mysterious disappearance of Edward IV’s two sons during the Wars of the Roses in England, concludes its first performance to thunderous applause. It’s not until players take their bows that the worst kind of disaster strikes . . .  
Flawless basso Albert Reuter is found lurched over a bloody body in his dressing room, seemingly taking inspiration from his role as the murderous Richard III. With a disturbing homicide case stealing the spotlight, Ella can’t be so certain Albert is the one who belongs behind bars . . .
Now, Ella must think on her feet while sorting out a wild series of puzzling mishaps and interlocking mysteries. Yet even when sided with her aristocratic beau, does this scrappy diva have the chops to upstage the true criminal, or will this be the last time she headlines  (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover

New Releases For The Week Of April 25th, 2021–Part 1

Murder on Wall Street (A Gaslight Mystery Book 24) by [Victoria Thompson]

Midwife Sarah Brandt Malloy and her detective husband, Frank, must discover who killed a prominent—but despised—society banker before an innocent family is destroyed in Murder on Wall Street, an all-new Gaslight Mystery in the USA Today bestselling series.

Reformed gangster Jack Robinson is working hard to bolster his image in Gilded Age New York City society as he prepares to become a new father. But when Hayden Norcross, the man who nearly ruined his wife, is shot in cold blood, Jack knows the police will soon come knocking on his door. Frank Malloy has to agree—things don’t look good for Jack. But surely a man as unlikeable as Hayden had more than a few enemies. And it’s soon clear that plenty of the upper echelon as well as the denizens of the most squalid areas of the city seem to have hated him.

Sarah and Frank have their work cut out for them. As the daughter of the elite Decker family, Sarah has access to the social circles Hayden frequented, and the more she learns about his horrific treatment of women, the more disturbed she becomes. And as Frank investigates, he finds that Hayden had a host of unsavory habits that may have hastened his demise. But who finally killed him? Sarah and Frank must put the pieces together quickly before time runs out and Jack’s hard-won new life and family are ripped apart. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook

Murder in the Cookbook Nook: A Southern Culinary Cozy Mystery for Book Lovers (A Book Retreat Mystery 7) by [Ellery Adams]

The witty new story from the bestselling author of The Secret Book & Scone Society series is perfect for bibliophiles who love a A Bookish Cook-Off with a little murder on the side…

“Love Chopped and mysteries? This delightful character-driven cozy is just the treat for you.” —Kirkus Reviews
Six chefs are preparing to compete in an outdoor tent at Storyton Hall in Virginia for prizes that will boost their careers—but is there someone who can’t stand the heat? It looks that way when one of the contestants is found dead in a pantry packed with two centuries’ worth of cookbooks, among other treasures and rarities.
Could there be a connection to other recent events in town, like tampering with the costume of a local mascot? Jane isn’t sure, but after someone serves a second course of murder, the kitchen must be closed and the killer must be found . . .
“Readers will find themselves wanting to live in Storyton, no matter how many people end up dead there.”
Suspense Magazine on Murder in the Locked Library

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook

A Tale of Two Cookies: A Cookie House Mystery by [Eve Calder]

IA Tale of Two Cookies, a cozy mystery from Eve Calder, it’s nothing but sugar and spice at The Cookie House, but elsewhere on Coral Cay everything isn’t so nice.

Pastry chef Kate McGuire is loving life on the laid-back island of Coral Cay, Florida. As junior partner in a bakery renowned for luscious desserts—especially her cookies—life is pretty sweet. So when an old friend arrives and announces a spur-of-the-moment beach wedding, that’s just the icing on the wedding cake.

But the groom vanishes right as a television crew descends on the town to film a hot, new realty show. Is there a connection? Is her friend Desiree somehow involved? Or did groom Judson simply get cold feet? The bride and groom were paired better than warm cookies and cold milk, so Kate doesn’t buy it.

As the show’s cast runs amok on the island and the investigation into Judson’s disappearance heats up, Kate and her pal Maxi, along with town dog Oliver, will brave the rambunctious world of reality TV and a wedding weekend gone awry, in an all-out effort to find the missing groom. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Lemon Drop Dead (An Amish Candy Shop Mystery Book 6) by [Amanda Flower]

Murder always leaves a sour taste . . .

Although baby showers aren’t an Amish tradition, Bailey King wants to celebrate Emily Keim’s forthcoming bundle of joy. It’s the least she can do for her hardworking assistant at Swissmen Sweets, especially with Emily being estranged from her siblings. Everyone in Harvest, Ohio has gathered at the town gazebo—decked out in lemon-themed décor to add some of Emily’s favorite flavor to the festivities—including Juliet Brook, Jethro the Pig, and in a last-minute invite, Emily’s sister Esther Esh.

But Esther isn’t the only surprise guest. A mysterious Amish woman confronts Emily claiming to know about her secret shame—the child she had as a teenager who was given up for adoption. The stranger vanishes before Bailey could find out who she was and if she knew what happened to Emily’s first baby. Later that evening, the woman reappears—dead in Esh Family Pretzels, with a threatening letter written by Esther found on her body.

Emily knows her sister is not a murderer and convinces Bailey to help clear Esther’s name and put the squeeze on the real killer . . .

Recipe Included!

Praise for Amanda Flower and her Amish cozies

“As it turns out, Amanda Flower may have just written the first Amish rom com.”
USA Today

“Flower has hit it out of the ballpark . . . and continues to amaze with her knowledge of the Amish way of life.”
RT Book Reviews

“Reading the book is a visit to a town that feels like home.”
Kings River Life (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook

Wining and Dying (A Cookbook Nook Mystery 10) by [Daryl Wood Gerber]

The Agatha Award–winning author of Shredding the Evidence returns to the Cookbook Nook, where it will take a stroke of genius for Jenna Hart to solve the murder of a local artist . . .

Crystal Cove is buzzing with the launch of its fifth annual Art and Wine Festival, when local wineries are paired with local artists to show off their latest creations. Jenna’s thrilled to be showing one of her own amateur paintings at the fair, but her excitement quickly fades when an up-and-coming artist is murdered. What’s more, all the evidence points to a good friend of Jenna’s as the culprit, and she’ll have to use all her wits to prove his innocence before he paints himself into a corner.

Certain that her friend is being framed, Jenna tries to blend in as she starts digging into an array of colorful suspects, including a tech guru with a penchant for stalking women, the mayor’s wayward son, and an older art instructor who might have been closer to the victim than anyone would have guessed. Jenna will have to wine and dine her way through all the clues before she can see the full picture and put the real killer behind bars—all the while avoiding her own brush with death . . .

Includes tantalizing recipes!

Praise for Daryl Wood Gerber and the Cookbook Nook Mysteries:

“There’s a feisty new amateur sleuth in town and her name is Jenna Hart. With a bodacious cast of characters, a wrenching murder, and a collection of cookbooks to die for, Daryl Wood Gerber’s Final Sentence is a page-turning puzzler of a mystery that I could not put down.” —Jenn McKinlay, New York Times bestselling author of the Cupcake Mysteries and Library Lovers Mysteries

“In Final Sentence, the author smartly blends crime, recipes, and an array of cookbooks that all should covet in a witty, well-plotted whodunit.” —Kate Carlisle, New York Times bestselling author of the Bibliophile Mysteries

“Readers will relish the extensive cookbook suggestions, the cooking primer, and the whole foodie phenomenon. Gerber’s perky tone with a multigenerational cast makes this series a good match for Lorna Barrett’s Booktown Mystery series . . .” —Library Journal

“So pull out your cowboy boots and settle in for a delightful read. Grilling the Subject is a delicious new mystery that will leave you hungry for more.” —Carstairs Considers Blog

About the Author:

Agatha Award–winning and nationally bestselling author Daryl Wood Gerber is the author of the Cookbook Nook Mysteries, the French Bistro Mysteries, the Cheese Shop Mysteries (as Avery Aames), the Aspen Adams Novels of Suspense, and two other stand-alone suspense thrillers. Little known facts about Daryl are that she’s jumped out of a perfectly good airplane, has hitchhiked around Ireland by herself, and has appeared on an episode of Murder, She Wrote. She loves to read, cook, and golf, and has a frisky Goldendoodle named Sparky who keeps her in line! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

A Lethal Lesson: A Lane Winslow Mystery by [Iona Whishaw]

Lane Winslow trades crime solving for substitute teaching in the eighth installment of this mystery series that Kirkus Reviews calls “riveting”.

Back home in the Kootenays after her Arizona honeymoon, Lane offers her assistance when neither the outgoing teacher, Rose, nor her replacement, Wendy, show up at the local schoolhouse one blizzardy Monday in December. But when she finds the teachers’ cottage ransacked with Rose unconscious and bleeding, and Wendy missing, Lane delivers Rose to the hospital in Nelson and turns the case over to her exasperated husband, Inspector Darling, and his capable colleagues, Sergeant Ames and Constable Terrell.

Never one to leave a post unmanned, Lane enlists as substitute teacher for the final two weeks before the Christmas holidays, during which time she discovers a threatening note in the teachers’ desk and a revolver in the supply cupboard. But these clues only convolute the case further. Who has been tormenting these women, and where has Wendy gone?

Meanwhile, Darling finds the body of a hit-and-run victim in a snowbank miles outside of Nelson, the residents of King’s Cove are preoccupied by the possibility of a new neighbour, and Sergeant Ames is as confused as ever by the inimitable Tina Van Eyck. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Death Gone A-Rye (A Bread Shop Mystery Book 6) by [Winnie Archer]

In the Northern California seaside town of Santa Sofia, a killer is trying to get a rise out of baker’s apprentice Ivy Culpepper . . .

Vincent van Dough focaccia is being touted on Instagram as the best thing since sliced bread. By strategically placing chives, olives, and yellow peppers to look like poppies and sunflowers, bakers create a mouthwatering masterpiece in the style of the great postimpressionist painter. At Yeast of Eden, where bread making has always been an art, they’re baking their own version for the school district’s Spring Fling.
But one person won’t be tasting the Mexican bakery’s latest specialty. Ambitious school board president Nessa Renchrik has been murdered. Like the rest of this close-knit community, Ivy is shocked. But she’s just as surprised to discover her beau—restaurateur Miguel Baptista—had his own fling with Nessa back in the day and now the police have this half-baked notion he might have killed her. It’s up to Ivy, her boss Olaya Solis, and eighty-six-years-young Penelope Branford to separate the wheat from the chaff to determine who the real culprit is . . .

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook

Southern Sass and a Battered Bride (A Marygene Brown Mystery Book 3) by [Kate Young]

At a murder mystery–themed wedding reception on Georgia’s picturesque Peach Cove Island, the bride is doing an awfully good job playing dead . . .

Marygene Brown always figured she’d marry her childhood sweetheart, Alex Myers, not cater his wedding. But the Peach Diner could use the exposure. Most of the island is showing up—although more for the role-playing murder game at the reception than for the widely loathed bridezilla, Lucy Carmichael. Marygene may have to smile through the festivities, but Mama doesn’t have to hold her peace—especially since only Marygene can hear her mother’s ghost. Mama says she sees an aura of darkness around the wedding.

So when Marygene finds Lucy lying beside the wedding cake, buried in batter, with no pulse, it looks like Mama called it. This is no game. And when the bride’s body simply vanishes, it’s up to Marygene and her best friend Betsy (cousin to the groom and no fan of the bride) to solve a real-life mystery—with a little help from Mama’s sassy spirit . . .

Includes Seven Recipes from Marygene’s Kitchen! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Whole Latte Murder (All-Day Breakfast Cafe Mystery Book 5) by [Lena Gregory]

Ex-New Yorker and local diner owner Gia Morelli is still getting used to the sweltering Florida sun. But this summer she’ll have to deal with a more dangerous kind of heat—when she’s hot on the trail of another murderer . . .

Summer in Boggy Creek has arrived, and Gia’s best friend, successful real estate agent Savannah, is getting hitched. Now she’s enlisted Gia’s sleuthing talents in a desperate search for the perfect wedding dress. But when Savannah mysteriously vanishes after showing a mansion to a bigwig client, Gia investigates the house Savannah was trying to sell. The first clue she finds is Savannah’s car in the driveway. Inside the house, they stumble on Savannah’s potential buyer—dead. Someone had apparently closed the deal—with a two by four full of nails to the client’s head. Soon afterward, a woman’s body is fished from the lake near the same house. The townsfolk are now sweating bullets over the murders, and the heat comes down on poor Gia to find her missing friend, and track down the killer . . . 

Praise for Lena Gregory

“Hold on to your plates for this fast-paced mystery that will leave you hungering for more!”
J.C. Eaton, author of the Sophie Kimball Mysteries, on Scone Cold Killer

“Family secrets, old mansions, and a growing list of murder victims—these elements and more blend together to make an intriguing as well as entertaining cozy mystery.”
RT Book Reviews on Occult and Battery

“As breezy and salty as a gust of wind off the chilly bay waters.”
—Juliet Blackwell, New York Times bestselling author of the Witchcraft Mysteries on Death at First Sight

“An intriguing opening to a fun new series.”
—E. J. Copperman, national bestselling author of the Haunted Guesthouse Mysteries on Death at First Sight

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Bath Conspiracy, The (A Dorothy Martin Mystery Book 24) by [Jeanne M. Dams]

American Anglophile Dorothy Martin is celebrating her birthday in the historic city of Bath, but the discovery of a number of stolen artefacts throws her plans awry.

Retired chief constable Alan Nesbit and his wife Dorothy Martin are in the beautiful historic city of Bath to celebrate Dorothy’s birthday, enjoying the city’s elegant surroundings, sightseeing, shopping – and champagne.

But the celebrations are curtailed when they discover a curious assortment of loot in their car boot during a trip to Stonehenge – from precious artefacts to cheap jumble sale trinkets. The stolen items are linked to various historic sites in Bath, but how did they end up in the Martins’ car? As Dorothy and Alan seek to prove their innocence and catch a thief, they are soon swept into a conspiracy that runs much deeper and darker . . . (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover

Purrfectly Dead: A Whiskey, Tango & Foxtrot Mystery (A Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Mystery Book 5) by [Dixie Lyle]

Deidre “Foxtrot” Lancaster is back—with her supernatural sidekicks Tango and Whiskey—to unlock the mysteries of life, death…and murder…in Dixie Lyle’s Purrfectly Dead.

When zillionairess Zelda Zoransky throws a party, she means business. Assistant extraordinaire, Deidre “Foxtrot” Lancaster knows she’s in for a night when anything can—and will—happen. The evening’s festivities include a high-stakes game between two escape artists locked in a bitter rivalry.


The magic turns tragic when one of the escape artists ends up dead. This is no disappearing act—it’s murder. The suspects include a scientist with a 3D printer, a psychedelically-impaired rock star, and a serpent-tongued ghost with ties to the Garden of Eden. Now it’s up to Foxtrot, Tango, and Whiskey figure out which guest commited the crime before they reach they end of this deadly game of Clue. How will this tail end?

“A clever new series that deftly blends cozy mystery with the paranormal…original and witty.”—Ali Brandon, author of the Black Cat Bookshop mysteries (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

The delightful final installment of the beloved and New York Times bestselling Miss Julia series.

Wedding fever hits Abbotsville and several of Miss Julia’s friends have plans to tie the knot. But, as usual, nothing is so simple. Christy Hargrove suddenly gives up a lifelong dream and drops out of medical school to marry, Helen Stroud and Thurlow Jones decide to change their commercial arrangement into a marital one, and, to Miss Julia’s consternation, Lillian, her housekeeper and closest companion, is considering a less-than-romantic offer to wed a local businessman who turns courting into a job interview. And then there’s LuAnne who just wants to be married, and Janelle who doesn’t.

Miss Julia wants to properly celebrate each ceremony, insofar as anyone will let her. But Helen wants a private, even secretive, wedding; Christy’s fiancé wants a destination wedding, and Lillian can’t decide if she wants a wedding at all. In the middle of it all, a strange figure keeps showing up in town, streaking across lawns and vandalizing the gardens of Miss Julia’s neighbors. Abbotsville’s liveliest resident finds herself trying to solve it all—matters of the heart and petty crime alike—and once again save the day. (Amazon)

 Editions Available: Kindle, Audiobook

Murder In Law (An Ellie Quicke Mystery Book 21) by [Veronica Heley]

While Ellie’s away, murder will play . . . Is the death of Ellie’s son-in-law really the result of a burglary gone wrong?

Ellie’s absence abroad is disastrous for her daughter, Diana – when her husband is attacked by intruders and left for dead one night, it falls to Ellie’s next-door neighbour, Susan, to reluctantly pick up the pieces and take in Diana’s children.

Is Evan’s death really the result of a burglary gone wrong? Joining forces with her aunt, police officer Lesley Millard, Susan discovers that Diana lied to the police about her movements on the night of the murder, and soon finds herself grappling with betrayal, shady business dealings and her own distrust of Diana as she attempts to solve a chilling conundrum: could Ellie’s daughter be a cold-blooded killer? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover

The Invisible Body (The Falling Awake Mysteries Book 1) by [Jenny Cutts]

A strange ability. A discovered corpse. But will his supernatural sleuthing skills lead him into a killer’s trap?

England, 1990. Reed has travelled his whole life in search of someone who understands him. So he’s thrilled when his journey brings him to free-spirited Zoya, who shares his rare ability to dream-walk. But after his gift leads him to a hidden corpse, he becomes the prime suspect in the murder.

Despite the setback, Reed resolves to use his power to help crack the case. 

When the real perpetrator delivers a violent threat, he’s tempted to give up, slip into his camper van and hit the road again. After all, who would miss him?

Will Reed flee the tiny seaside town and abandon his new friends – or will he risk everything to expose the murderer?

The Invisible Body is the first book of The Falling Awake Mysteries, a captivating, character-led series that blends amateur sleuth crime story with an exploration of human connection. If you like compelling characters, seaside settings and a hint of the paranormal, then you’ll love Jenny Cutts’ intriguing novel. 

Buy The Invisible Body and unravel the mystery today. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback

Hamburgers & Homicide: Poppy's Food Truck Mysteries #1 by [Moira Bates]

Bluebonnet Trails Bike Race is coming up and Poppy is laser-focused on getting her food truck ready for the crowds. Her tireless assistant, Kim, is there every step of the way—creating recipes, sourcing ingredients, and spending hot Texas days in what amounts to a large metal box—until a wrong step sends her to the hospital with a broken leg.

Afraid she is going to miss out on the race crowds, Poppy quickly hires a temporary assistant. Everything is back on track until her new help stumbles out of the food truck, a kitchen knife plunged in her gut. She manages to utter one word before passing—“Poppy.”

Now Poppy is again without an assistant, and people aren’t exactly lining up to help, considering previous help ended up in the hospital and morgue, respectively. Oh, and there is the little problem that half the town now believes she is a murderer.

Fans of Aurora Teagarden will love this spunky, young sleuth. Poppy’s Food Truck Mysteries do not contain graphic violence, gore, strong language, or cliffhangers.

Bonus content includes a recipe for Poppy’s Lone Star Burger with Pecan-Cilantro Pesto and Crunchy Southwestern Relish. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Disappeared: A Kate Burkholder Short Mystery by [Linda Castillo]

Chief of Police Kate Burkholder races against the clock to find a missing child in this original short story, “Disappeared,” from New York Times bestselling author Linda Castillo.

As a violent thunderstorm rages in Painters Mill, Kate Burkholder receives a call from a frantic young Amish woman: her two-year-old son is missing. Kate and her officers brave the downpour to search for the toddler, fearing he may have been swept away in the rising creek waters. But an explosive family secret leads Kate to believe this disappearance may be more complicated than anyone is letting on. Can she find the boy and uncover the truth before darkness falls? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Audiobook

Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours–Monkey Bread Business

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Monkey Bread Business (The Cast Iron Skillet Mystery Series)
Cozy Mystery
6th in Series
Publisher: MYS ED LLC; 1st edition (April 16, 2021)
Digital 222 Pages

I’m so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for author Jodi Rath and her new book Monkey Bread Business.  It is the sixth book in her A Cast Iron Skillet Mystery Series. 

Purchase Link – Amazon 

Word on the street - :

Monkey Bread Business (The Cast Iron Skillet Mystery Series)
by Jodi Rath

Monkey Bread Business by Jodi Rath is another book that I couldn’t put down. I loved reading every minute of it . . .
~Baroness’ Book Trove

The current case seems to tie into some stuff they have been researching though it does take a couple surprising turns along the way making for an entertaining mystery as these two try to figure things out. This fun adventure makes for a pleasant read as it all progresses that is sure to delight cozy fans.
~Books a Plenty Book Reviews

I loved that I was able to sit down and read this story in one sitting. Now that the crime has been solved, I wouldn’t mind moving to this little town.
~Literary Gold

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Nature breeds new life with the sign of Spring in the air in Leavensport, Ohio, and Jolie and Ava find their new families’ lives turned upside down! With properties in Leavensport beginning to sell, Nina Sanchez opened a bakery after purchasing the lot next to M&M’s Italian restaurant. She is new to town and swears to Ava and Jolie she has no connection to the Dominican Republic Sanchez mafia family. Yet, Ava is skeptical, and this sends Jolie and Ava off on yet another investigation looking at how organized crime connects to their little village and the politics that surround it.

Meanwhile, Nina Sanchez is not thrilled to feel obliged to cross-sell and become a full-fledged member of Leavensport, especially not with Jolie and Ava investigating her history. She has no choice when her son discovers a murdered homeless woman on the street on his way to deliver bread to the local shelter—it looks a lot like a mob hit and the reveal of who the homeless woman is will send all of Leavensport on alert making Jolie question the future of her town.

Welcome to Leavensport, Ohio, where DEATH takes a DELICIOUS turn!

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Moving into her second decade working in education, Jodi Rath has decided to begin a life of crime in her Cast Iron Skillet Mystery Series. Her passion for both mysteries and education led her to combine the two to create her business MYS ED, where she splits her time between working as an adjunct for Ohio teachers and creating mischief in her fictional writing. She currently resides in a small, cozy village in Ohio with her husband and her nine cats.

Author Links:  Webpage:   FB: FB Author Page:  Twitter @jodirath




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Great Escapes Virtual Book Escapes–Legally Blind Luck

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Legally Blind Luck (Braxton Campus Mysteries)
Cozy Mystery
7th in Series
Independently published (April 15, 2021)
Gumshoe – A Next Chapter Imprint
Paperback: 295 pages
ISBN-13: 979-8707757341
Digital ASIN: B08R347N

I’m so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for author James J Cudney and his new book Legally Blind Luck.  It is the seventh book in his A Braxton Campus Mystery Series. 

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Legally Blind Luck (Braxton Campus Mysteries)
by James J. Cudney

The author writes cozies that are fun to read, and this one is no exception. Full of mystery, twists and turns… it keeps one guessing who the murderer is.
~Literary Gold

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Surprising new family members. A hidden talisman. Deadly curses. Murder. Months after tragically losing a loved one, Kellan learns his relative’s death wasn’t an accident.

Someone has discovered a cursed talisman, and a rogue government agent will stop at nothing to retrieve the heirloom. Unfortunately, it has already changed hands and found its way on campus. Moments before Braxton’s controversial art exhibition opens, Kellan stumbles upon another murder victim, and it appears he might be next on the avenger’s list.

Can Kellan protect the talisman’s true heir and prevent the killer’s nefarious plan? Given all the suspects have ties to prominent Braxton citizens, he’s uncertain whom to trust. Together, Kellan and Sheriff April are determined to solve the mystery – via legal means or blind luck.

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James is my given name, but most folks call me Jay. I live in New York City, grew up on Long Island, and graduated from Moravian College, an historic but small liberal arts school in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, with a degree in English literature and minors in Education, Business and Spanish. After college, I accepted a technical writing position for a telecommunications company during Y2K and spent the last ~20 years building a career in technology & business operations in the retail, sports, media, hospitality, and entertainment industries. Throughout those years, I wrote short stories, poems, and various beginnings to the “Great American Novel,” but I was so focused on my career that writing became a hobby. In 2016, I committed to focusing my energies toward reinvigorating a second career in reading, writing, and publishing.


Writing has been a part of my life as much as my heart, mind, and body. At some points, it was just a few poems or short stories; at others, it was full length novels and stories. My current focus is family drama fiction, cozy mystery novels, and suspense thrillers. I conjure characters and plots that I feel must be unwound. I think of situations people find themselves in and feel compelled to tell the story. It’s usually a convoluted plot with many surprise twists and turns. I feel it necessary to take that ride all over the course. My character is easily pictured in my head. I know what he is going to encounter or what she will feel. But I need to use the right words to make it clear.

Reader & Reviewer

Reading has also never left my side. Whether it was children’s books, young adult novels, college textbooks, biographies, or my ultimate love, fiction, it’s ever present in my day. I read two books per week and I’m on a quest to update every book I’ve ever read on Goodreads, write up a review, and post it on all my sites and platforms.

Blogger & Thinker

I have combined my passions into a single platform where I share reviews, write a blog and publish tons of content: TRUTH. I started my 365 Daily Challenge, where I post about a word that has some meaning to me and converse with everyone about life. There is humor, tears, love, friendship, advice, and bloopers. Lots of bloopers where I poke fun at myself all the time. Even my dogs have had weekly segments called “Ryder’s Rants” or “Baxter’s Barks,” where they complain about me. All these things make up who I am; none of them are very fancy or magnanimous, but they are real. And that’s why they are me.

Genealogist & Researcher

I love history and research, finding myself often reaching back into the past to understand why someone made the choice he or she did and what were the subsequent consequences. I enjoy studying the activities and culture from hundreds of years ago to trace the roots and find the puzzle of my own history. I wish I could watch my ancestors from a secret place to learn how they interacted with others, and maybe I’ll comprehend why I do things the way I do.

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