New Release For The Week Of April 4th, 2021–Part 2

Sixpence and Selkies (Manners and Monsters Book 5) by [Tilly Wallace]

A heart as lonely as the ocean…
Hannah and Wycliff arrive at his ancestral estate in Dorset as tragedy strikes the coastal village. A young woman has lost her life to the tempestuous ocean, but only Hannah suspects the woman’s death is anything but a horrible accident. As Hannah learns more about life in the close-knit community, she discovers two other women lost their lives to the sea. Or did they?

A rift grows between the young couple, as Wycliff refuses to believe another hand was responsible for the deaths. With her husband consumed by the needs of the long neglected estate, Hannah is left to her own devices and finds herself walking the same lonely path as the dead women.

Can Hannah and Wycliff heal the chasm in their relationship, or will Hannah succumb to the call of the ocean…? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Buttercream Murder (A Bite-sized Bakery Cozy Mystery Book 17) by [Rosie A. Point]

Nothing goes down better than buttercream frosting. Except for murder…

When Ruby and Bee are invited to cater the Yesterday Debutante’s Ball, they’re thrilled. It’s a great opportunity to meet the locals and increase the reach of their baking food truck. It’s just a pity that the host of the party, a mom-zilla, can’t stand their sweet treat offering: a cherry, buttercream cake.

Apart from that, everything’s going great. That is until the dance starts and an attendee, the most hated woman in the cozy small town, is stabbed at the party with the knife that was used to cut the cake. It’s murder, and with suspicions mounting, the local sheriff on their tail, and a literal mob after them, Ruby and Bee have a lot of sleuthin’ to do.

Join your favorite baking duo as they figure out whodunit it in another installment of the Bite-sized Bakery Cozy Mystery series. Grab your copy today! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Live and Let Pie: A Culinary Cozy Mystery Series (Twin Berry Bakery Book 4) by [Wendy Meadows]

The academy is untouchable. But can they get away with murder?

When twins Rita and Rhonda attend a distant friend’s wedding in a quaint, snowy town in Vermont, they assume it will be nothing more than a boring week filled with dull guests and plenty of snow.

But when the bride-to-be meets an untimely death – and the primary suspect is connected to a powerful private academy that forms the town’s only source of income – Rita and Rhonda are faced with the difficult task of solving the case while not upsetting the small town they find themselves in.

With the local mayor and the authorities eager to brush the killing under the rug to protect the academy, the situation soon spirals out of control when the twins’ top suspect is found murdered. Unsure who they can trust and surrounded by suspects, can Rita and Rhonda untangle the truth behind this sinister town? Or will they be pulled head-first into a world of corruption and cover-ups?

If you like action-packed murder mysteries that will keep you on your toes, then you’ll love Live and Let Pie. With a beautiful wintery backdrop and an enchanting small-town setting, this high-stakes who-dun-it is great for all ages. Scroll up and grab your copy now! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Wheeler-Dealer Ghost & Camper Kooky Mystery Book 1 by [Rita Moreau]

Solving a murder might raise her spirits. But will it spring her spectral friend from Purgatory?

Mabel Gold still isn’t sure what happened. Traded by her husband for a busty bimbo the same age as their youngest daughter, the feisty sixty-something rejects the retirement community and heads west in a vintage camper. But the RV comes complete with a ghost who needs a good deed to get into Heaven, and cracking open a homicide at their first stop in Savannah could give them both a new lease on life.

Determined to dig up the dirt on the dead wheeler-dealer, Mabel and her phantom companion tackle the crime. But with two rich dudes from Dubai, a Willie Nelson lookalike mobster, and a widow nicknamed The Barracuda all on the suspect list, conjuring up the truth could take a real live miracle.

Can Mabel catch the killer before she’s the next soul crashing the Pearly Gates?

Wheeler-Dealer is the high-spirited first book in the hilarious Ghost & the Camper kooky mystery series. If you like golden-girl sleuths, zany characters, and sardonic humor, then you’ll love Rita Moreau’s witty whodunit.

Buy Wheeler-Dealer to scare up the clues today! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Lock, Stock, and Feral : Cozy Mystery (Country Cottage Mysteries Book 15) by [Addison Moore, Bellamy  Bloom]

An innkeeper who reads minds. An ornery detective. And a trail of bodies. Cider Cove is the premier destination for murder.

***Includes RECIPE
My name is Bizzy Baker, and I can read minds—not every mind, not every time but most of the time and believe me when I say it’s not all it’s cracked up to be.

A book club called the Grim Readers has descended on the inn and things take a turn for the deadly when life begins to imitate art. The weather isn’t the only thing heating up in Cider Cove—tempers are flaring too. Spring is in the air and so is murder.

Bizzy Baker runs the Country Cottage Inn, has the ability to pry into the darkest recesses of both the human and animal mind, and has just stumbled upon a body. With the help of her kitten, Fish, a mutt named Sherlock Bones and an ornery yet dangerously good looking homicide detective, Bizzy is determined to find the killer.

The Country Cottage Inn is known for its hospitality. Leaving can be murder.

A laugh out loud cozy mystery by New York Times Bestseller Addison Moore and her partner in cozy crime, USA TODAY Bestseller Bellamy Bloom.
 Cosmopolitan Magazinecalls Addison’s books, “…easy, frothy fun!” (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Strawberry Short-dead (Apple Orchard Cozy Mystery Book 13) by [Chelsea Thomas]

Something is berry wrong in Pine Grove.

There’s nothing more summery than wandering through a local farm, picking your own berries… But what happens when a famous newspaper critic insults the farm and winds up dead in a pile of strawberries?

Pine Grove is a welcoming town. Visitors come from all over to see friendly faces, eat great pie, and sit in rocking chairs on porches. But some visitors are snobs…

…and sometimes snobs get murdered.

Miss May is a former lawyer and her niece, Chelsea, is the world’s most awkward karate expert. Together with their quirky friend Teeny, they’ve solved a lot of crimes. But this one feels personal. It’s close to home. And everybody knows the critic was going to write a scathing review of the farm…

There are too many suspects. Too many people who hated the victim. Too many grudges to count. How will our girls sort out all the clues?

Yes, this murder happened at the family farm. And yes, it interrupted one of the busiest seasons Miss May’s had in years. But somebody’s strawberry short-dead, and it’s up to our sleuths to figure out whodunit. Will our heroines crack the case? Or will this be the first killer to slip through their fingers?

You’ll love this clean cozy because everyone loves suspenseful mysteries with lots of humor.  

Get it now. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Bobbins And Bodies (Stitches In Crime Book 2) by [ACF Bookens]

All she wanted from the old farmhouse was the gorgeous mantel, not a dead body.

Paisley Sutton always expects the unexpected when she goes into a house to salvage the architectural prizes before its torn down. She evens knows she might encounter a rodent or two. But she really isn’t expecting to find a dead body, not again.  And when it turns out the young man she found slumped in the house’s basement was killed, Paisley discovers that it’s not only the house that was abandoned.

Will her research trigger the decades-old fears that someone hoped to bury in the rubble? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Beehives and Broken Heroes: Spring Flings and Engagement Rings by [Ellie Thornton]

His upright nature will teach her to love again.

Her fiery spirit will bring him back to life.

Allie Ward is swearing off men for good. She’s had it with their lying, thieving, and cheating ways. What she needs to focus on is bettering herself and her business.

But the studly, new investor to her “Sticky and Sweet” honey company, Brandon Carroll, keeps getting in her head. He’s not like the guys she’s dated before. He’s reserved, tough, hard to rile, and surprisingly flirty when she least expects it. She’s torn between wanting to hide from him, and wanting to kiss the life out of him. But, she’ll do neither because she’s a professional . . . and done with men.

Ex-military police officer, Brandon Carroll falls fast for Allie Ward. With her open, crazy, and vivacious zest for life, she’s exactly what he needs to mend his broken heart. But when a ghost from his past rears its sinister head, Brandon will have more than a gorgeous, fighting redhead to deal with. By law, he must keep the mounting dangers stamped “top secret” from her.

But Allie isn’t going to tolerate secrets. In fighting to keep his past from her, he just might lose her for good.  (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Death & Dahlia (Raven Bay Mysteries Book 3) by [Mara Webb]

Astrid Atwood isn’t looking forward to the high school reunion, but maybe it won’t be so bad now that she’s dating the hottest guy in town.

As she rushes around town trying to get herself ready, she bumps into a man she never expected to see again, Marshall McKenzie. Last she’d heard, he’d inherited his family’s business and was enjoying the finer things in life as far away from Raven Bay as you can get. But apparently there is trouble in paradise.

Astrid’s weekend plans with Evan quickly get derailed as more and more people tag along to their camping trip on the mountain. Not everyone is there for a good time, though. Attie is about to find out just how far someone will go to protect their secret.

The coven can’t help Astrid now, she is relying on her two friends to utilize ‘the power of three’ to protect the happy campers from whatever dangers lurk in the shadows. Will everyone make it out of this place alive?

The magic of Raven Bay often causes its residents to forget, but will they be willing to forgive when the truth comes out?

Death & Dahlia is the third book in the Wicked Witches of Raven Bay mystery series. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Wedding Bell Blunders: A Freshly Baked Cozy Mystery by [Kathleen Suzette]

Your wedding day is supposed to be special, filled with family, good friends, and precious memories. Mine had all of that and more. And it was that more that I was having issues with.

Allie and Alec are finally tying the knot and while they had planned on a special day, what they didn’t plan on was one of the caterers getting sick at the reception. When he dies under suspicious circumstances, Alec and Allie are on the case.

The victim has a shady past, and it seems his past came back to haunt him and eventually kill him. Will Allie be able to separate fact from fiction and help Alec land the killer in jail? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

a For Natalie Barnes, the flurry of trendy artists setting up shop on Cranberry Island promises to be the perfect recipe for relaxing and enjoying the holiday season. But Natalie’s good luck is turning out to be a stroke of misfortune for her niece, Gwen. The local gallery’s new owner hates Gwen’s paintings, and her mentor Fernand is too distracted by a competing artist to help Gwen improve her style. When Natalie finds Fernand dead, seemingly the victim of suicide, she can’t believe someone who had so much joy and success in his life would kill himself. Finding clues at Fernand’s home that support her suspicion of murder, Natalie’s hunt for answers places her next on the killer’s list. Will she be able to solve this murder masterpiece before it’s too late?

Praise:

“A welcome return to Maine’s Cranberry Island and its sleuthing innkeeper, Natalie Barnes.”―Library Journal

“The fifth Gray Whale adventure provides complex characters, stunning scenery and many recipes.”―Kirkus Reviews (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Two x Four x Murder by [Lorraine J. Anderson]

Carrie Burton, reeling from her father’s untimely death, is hesitant to take over her father’s retail lumber business — even more so when a dead body is found in one of the yard’s barns… (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Brush with Death: The Gray Whale Inn Mysteries, 5 by [Karen MacInerney]

For Natalie Barnes, the flurry of trendy artists setting up shop on Cranberry Island promises to be the perfect recipe for relaxing and enjoying the holiday season. But Natalie’s good luck is turning out to be a stroke of misfortune for her niece, Gwen. The local gallery’s new owner hates Gwen’s paintings, and her mentor Fernand is too distracted by a competing artist to help Gwen improve her style. When Natalie finds Fernand dead, seemingly the victim of suicide, she can’t believe someone who had so much joy and success in his life would kill himself. Finding clues at Fernand’s home that support her suspicion of murder, Natalie’s hunt for answers places her next on the killer’s list. Will she be able to solve this murder masterpiece before it’s too late?

Praise:

“A welcome return to Maine’s Cranberry Island and its sleuthing innkeeper, Natalie Barnes.”―Library Journal

“The fifth Gray Whale adventure provides complex characters, stunning scenery and many recipes.”―Kirkus Reviews (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Keys and Catastrophes: A Mira Michaels Mystery (Mira Michaels Cozy Mysteries Book 2) by [Julia Koty]

Mira Michaels can hear her cat talk. And after moving to her new home, she might see ghosts as well. This was the last thing she needed. If there was anything she wanted more, it was to get away from her sister’s psychic shenanigans. But when Mira finds her realtor dead in the kitchen, she must use all her wits not to call her sister for help. Mira’s decision to team up with the local diner owner to find the killer proves that her new town has more secrets than her cat has lives. When the clues take a surprising turn, Mira may ruin her chances at friendship. Or she might end up six feet under. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

The Trouble At City Hall: A Razzy Cat Cozy Mystery Series #2 by [Courtney McFarlin]

Hannah Murphy knew something was going on at city hall, but she never thought it would be murder! Hannah and Razzy Cat are back on the case as they race to figure out who killed the girl found in the mayor’s office. This time, they may get more than they bargained for. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Tracy Hayes, P.I. on the Scent (P.I. Tracy Hayes Book 8) by [Susanna Shore]

You don’t need a green thumb to save your friends.

I’ve faced some stubborn people as an apprentice to a private investigator, but they all paled in comparison with the resistance I met now.

Spring has made everything bloom, including Tracy’s love life. Experiencing an unprecedented urge to plant something, she visits a gardening center–only to discover that something is wrong there. Why is the biggest drug lord in Brooklyn interested in the place? And has his right hand man Jonny Moreira returned to his criminal ways?

Not everyone is lucky in love though. Cheryl, the agency secretary, is a victim of a dating scam. Determined to catch the guy, she goes after him alone. And then he ends up dead–with Cheryl as the prime suspect.

Tracy has her hands full once again, and not only with plants she knows nothing about. Can she and Jackson prevent a mafia war–or will they start it? And can they find the real killer and save Cheryl before it’s too late? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle