New Releases For The Work Of April 11th, 2021–Part 3

How to Snare a Dodgy Heir: A Cozy Mystery Set in Ireland (A Mags and Biddy Genealogy Mystery Book 2) by [Eliza Watson]

After inheriting her grandmother’s cottage, Mags Murray moves from the States to rural Ireland to embark on a new life. Her odd seasonal jobs won’t pay for the needed repairs on her home, so Mags is determined to become a full-time genealogist, following in her grandmother’s footsteps. She starts by organizing a DNA support group that encourages members to share research tips and provide moral support to frustrated family historians.

Mags soon lands her first client, but not the kind she’d expected. A group member, Aidan, hires Mags to find a stolen family heirloom—a valuable unpublished manuscript written by a famous Irish author. Shortly after hiring her, Aidan also turns up missing. His brother hires Mags and her sidekick, Biddy, to find both Aidan and the manuscript. He guarantees them a cut of the manuscript’s sale price. Rather than spending the money on an exotic trip as she would have in the past, Mags dreams of buying a shiny new riding lawn mower and a fuel tank.

Will the money they stand to make be worth the risk of uncovering a dark family secret and chasing down forgers, an ex-con, and other dodgy suspects? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Legally Blind Luck (Braxton Campus Mysteries Book 7) by [James J. Cudney]

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. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback

Loch Down Abbey: Downton Abbey meets locked-room mystery in this playful, humorous novel set in 1930s Scotland by [Beth Cowan-Erskine]

‘Perfect if you loved THE THURSDAY MURDER CLUB’ – reader review

It’s the 1930s and a mysterious illness is spreading over Scotland. But the noble and ancient family of Inverkillen, residents of Loch Down Abbey, are much more concerned with dwindling toilet roll supplies and who will look after the children now that Nanny has regretfully (and most inconveniently) departed this life.

Then Lord Inverkillen, Earl and head of the family, is found dead in mysterious circumstances. The inspector declares it an accident but Mrs MacBain, the head housekeeper, isn’t so convinced. As no one is allowed in or out because of the illness, the residents of the house – both upstairs and downstairs – are the only suspects. With the Earl’s own family too busy doing what can only be described as nothing, she decides to do some digging – in between chores, of course – and in doing so uncovers a whole host of long-hidden secrets, lies and betrayals that will alter the dynamics of the household for ever.

Perfect for fans of Downton Abbey, Agatha Christie and Richard Osman’s The Thursday Murder Club, LOCH DOWN ABBEY is a playful, humorous mystery that will keep you glued to the page!


‘Beautifully written . . . this is a joyous read that will stay with me for a long time’ – 5 STARS

‘The ending took me completely by surprise but in the best way’ – 5 STARS

‘If you want to escape for a while, this is definitely a good book for that’ – 5 STARS

Tthis very funny and unputdownable novel is a sure winner from start to finish! To be enjoyed without moderation.’ – 5 STARS

‘It’s amazing what secrets are hidden . . . Excellent :)’ – 5 STARS (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Audiobook

The Proof is in the Pudding: Ginger Burnet Cozy Mysteries Book 2 by [Clementine Moore]

If you like cozy mysteries filled with unexpected turns and humour then you will love the latest sleuth sensation Ginger Burnet!

Ginger Burnet has reinvented her life, moving from London to her hometown of Little Chiswick, she has taken up the job as school baker at the prestigious Chiswick Park Academy. Living with her two cats, Miles and Nina, she wants to leave behind the events that took place in the fateful summer and follow her dreams of becoming a master baker.

When mid-term her closest friend from the school faculty is found dead, Ginger’s investigative instincts kick in, and she starts looking into the reported suicide.

But as she digs deeper into the history of the school, what she’ll find will challenge the official findings of the case and lead her to a mysterious journey that will shake her very core.

For fans of cozy detective fiction, this binge-reading series is sure to thrill!

*If you like quirky characters, heart-wrenching twists and turns, and lots of mystery and humour, then you’ll love “The Proof is in the Pudding”!

Buy “The Proof is in the Pudding” and unlock the exciting story of Ginger Burnet today!

Get This Book FREE With Kindle Unlimited! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Pink Smoke and Mirrors: A Paranormal Cozy Mystery (A Witch's Cove Mystery Book 11) by [Vella Day]

Pink smoke billowing out of my favorite bookstore sets me and my talking pink iguana on the trail of the arsonist. Watch out Witch’s Cove.

Hi, I’m Glinda Goodall, amateur sleuth and witch. Whenever a fellow Witch’s Cove resident is targeted, for whatever reason, I, along with my trusty familiar, Iggy, and my computer savvy boyfriend, Jaxson, always step up to the plate to solve the crime. Today will be no different.

This time it’s Frank and Betty Sanchez’s bookstore that was set ablaze, but for the life of me, I can’t figure out why. Candles Bookstore is one of the town’s icons. I don’t care that the gossip queens are convinced Frank, himself, set his place on fire. I refuse to believe it and plan to prove them wrong.

For once, it doesn’t look like magic is involved, but I’ve been wrong before. Regardless of how the blaze was set, I might have use magic to catch the criminal before the rest of the town goes up in flames. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Cauliflower Kale Caper: A Cozy Paranormal Women's Fiction (Snips and Snails Cafe Mystery Book 3) by [Elizabeth Rain]

There’s a dead body in the pantry…is he the hapless victim of the fastidious chef? Or was his death the result of a million-dollar heist gone wrong…Juli Mason is on the case, chasing baddies and protecting her Eggs Benedict…
Note: This is just the start…more to come…said the spider to the fly… (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Shrimply Dead (A Seafood Caper Mystery Book 3) by [Maggie Toussaint]

When veterinarian and amateur naturalist Jasmine Garr is shot in her yard, residents of Shell Island press caterer River Holloway into investigating the homicide. River dons her amateur sleuth cap and sets out to discover who killed her former catering customer.
Between Jasmine’s estranged cousin, a rival veterinarian, a wild animal trapper, the chicken lady, and a real estate broker, River has plenty of suspects to consider. As she peels back the layers of Jasmine’s life, dangerous secrets come to light.
Jasmine’s orphaned kitty, Iris, along with River’s cat Major, and her husband Pete help River sift through the evidence. At the same time, River recently expanded her catering business. She must service her regular catering clients, plus provide fresh baked goods for Pete’s ice cream shop. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback


Almost Witches (Angel Bay Mysteries Book 3) by [Melanie James]

The killer follows River’s every move relishing the thought of another victim. Time is running out. Will River solve the murder before she becomes a cold dish?a

It’s once again time for Angel Bay’s annual Witchfest! While swarms of cosplay fanatics and costumed tourists flood the town, a coven of real witches have also arrived. It seems they have a special interest in learning the secret nature of our young angels. But the bigger threat just might be the coven’s daughters—a clique of mean girls who love drama.

How far are Emmy and her fellow angels willing to go in order to protect the people and town they’ve come to call home? Dark magic sure sounds tempting. What could possibly go wrong? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Murder in Paradise Bay (Paradise Bay Book 2): A Cozy Paranormal Mystery by [Annie Kingman]

A family at odds, a business on the line, and a body at the wharf.

It’s a busy time in Paradise Bay with spring break in full swing. Although the sun is glorious and the water is inviting, Staley Stoneybrook is busy with her job. As the owner of the Paradise Bay Station & Inn, she not only manages her own business but also forges ties with others.

In the early morning hours, she’s enjoying a tour of the world-class local seafood market until a body is discovered upstairs. She’ll have to bring all her paranormal allies onto the case when she decides that something about the death is most definitely fishy. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

The Uncanny Raven Winston: The Cassie Black Trilogy, Book Two (A Humorous Paranormal Mystery) by [Tammie Painter]

There’s nothing like an evil wizard to ruin a perfectly good trip to London.

Ever have one of those weeks? You’ve taken an overdose of magic, you’ve just melted a twelve-year old girl, and Magic HQ has sent a letter “requesting” you come by to discuss your magic control issues.

No? Just me then?

I don’t want to go. I’ve got a boss in a wheelchair (my fault), a zombie cat who demands his treats on schedule, and no interest in sorting out the quirks of another magical community.

But when someone slips me information tying my parents’ disappearance to HQ, I can’t pack my bags quickly enough.

I’m soon destroying historical displays, befriending befuddled ghosts, and focusing more on uncovering the truth about my past than on learning how to rein in my magic. Which, since HQ has a test for me that if I fail… Well, best not to think about that.

This second book of the Cassie Black Trilogy squeezes you through a magic portal, lodges you in a hidden corner of the Tower of London, and plunges you into a tale of mysterious mishaps, peculiar ravens, and TV-binging trolls.

If you like contemporary fantasy with unforgettable characters, snarky humor, and a touch of paranormal mystery — or if you’ve ever wondered what those garden gnomes are really up to — you’ll find it hard to pry yourself away from The Uncanny Raven Winston.

What readers are saying about the trilogy so far…
Wow and wow again! I absolutely loved this book! You get such a feel for the characters and the story is so fast paced you don’t want to put it down.
…a clever, hilarious romp through a new magical universe…
…suffused with dark humor and witty dialogue…a fun read for anyone who enjoys fast-paced, somewhat snarky, somewhat twisted, fantasy adventures.
I was unable to put this down when I started reading it. The author combines humour with a fast paced murder mystery all packed into a funeral home.

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback

Frostbite: A Contessa Munroe Mystery (The Contessa Munroe Mysteries Book 2) by [G R Jordan]

An elite ski resort suffers a power failure threatening the safety of its guests. As the residents run supplies between the stricken lodges, a body is found butchered in the snow. Can the Contessa and Tiff discover who likes to truly carve up on the ice?

A fortnight of indulgence turns into two weeks of survival as an avalanche and stormy conditions cut off the exclusive Monte Rosa resort. But as the cold sets in with the power lines down, the Contessa finds out there are more deadly things on the slopes than snow and ice.

Frostbite is the second murder mystery involving the formidable and sometimes downright rude lady of leisure and her straight talking niece. Bonded by blood, and thrown together by fate, join this pair of thrill seekers as they realise there’s no such thing as pure snow.

Watch your back when they only ski on the red slopes! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Gold in the Galao: Coffee House Clairvoyant Book 5 by [Kelty Kells]

Dr. Elea is missing, and I have to find him before something bad happens.

My boss is never late to work. Trust me. Nothing in the world is going to keep him from his job. Restoring old manuscripts and running Elea’s Restoration & Readery is his passion, so when Dr. Elea doesn’t show up for work one morning, I know something’s wrong. Very wrong.

Luckily, I’m not the only one who has noticed his sudden absence.

The owner of Mocha Amore, Cole Vankroft, hasn’t seen him around town either. Thankfully, he’s willing to help me figure out what happened. Hopefully with his help, the two of us will be able to track Dr. Elea down and make sure he’s safe.

Sounds easy enough, right?

Well, it would be if a murderer wasn’t on the loose. Yup. You read that right. Not only do we have to try and find my boss, but we have to attempt to catch the fiend who murdered Cole’s grandfather almost forty years ago before she hurts someone else.

There’s no telling what she’ll do now that she’s on the run.

I just hope we’re not too late. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Meet Me Where The Surf Breaks: Don't mess with a single mum! by [T.J. Beach]

It’s love at first sight for Ben Shepherd the bookish new reporter at The Elizabeth Advertiser.

But Tania has no time for a four-eyed pom with an upper-crust English accent, She’s busy making a career as a car mechanic — her big chance to prove she’s more than just Jonno’s mum.

Then Jonno meets his dad for the first time, or rather finds his dead body in Tania’s front yard.
The clues point to Tania as the killer.

She sets out to solve the mystery, but a certain pesky journalist is not about to let her sleuth alone.

Book 3 in the Meet Me series, a standalone romance mystery set among Australia’s south-west wineries and surf beaches. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

A Witch Hunt in Whitby: The Kitt Hartley Mysteries Book 5 by [Helen Cox]


A serial killer is loose in Yorkshire, and has claimed three victims in three months. Eleven days before each murder, a large purple V is painted on the front door of the victim’s house. The victims, all of whom have some association with the occult, are found drained of blood with two red marks on their neck.

When RUBY BARNETT comes home one evening to find a large purple V on her front door, it becomes clear she is the so-called Vampire Killer’s next victim. Private Investigators KITT HARTLEY and GRACE EDWARDS have just eleven days to solve the mystery and save Ruby’s life. The clock is ticking . . .

‘Brilliantly funny and charming’ Northern Life
‘Unique and atmospheric’ Woman Magazine

‘One to get your teeth into’ Candis (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook

Gone By Dessert (Gerald Bunting Book 2) by [Adam D. Rice]

Gerald Bunting accepts a dinner invitation from a new acquaintance.

Gathered to relive the Roaring Twenties, the party guests play a murder mystery game. Bunting, a famously eccentric detective, arrives a little late. He thinks the game is real.

By dessert, he’s right. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Red Hot Wolfie (Once Upon a Witch Book 3) by [Nyx Halliwell]

big teeth you have… this Little Red Riding Hood retelling has a little magick, a lot of wolf, and a howling good mystery!
I’m the witchy version of the Caped Crusader, and I have the red cloak to prove it. This garment has healing powers, but neither it nor my personal magick can treat the injured wolf I find on my doorstep.

While tending his wounds, I discover he’s the stuff of legends—a shifter who also happens to be the new town veterinarian I’ve been anxious to meet. His past, however, is as clouded as his memory.

As I teach him about his inner wolf and uncover his deepest secrets, a murder rocks our sleepy town. All evidence points to a forest creature with sharp claws and big teeth…

The full moon is rising, and it looks like it’s up to me to prevent further harm. Can I uncover the culprit behind the killings? Or will I end up a snack for a hungry wolf? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle