New Releases For The Week Of April 18th, 2021–Part 2

A Score to Kettle: The Magical Tea Room Mysteries by [Erin Johnson]

Welcome to the coziest, vampire-owned tea room in Bath! It’s steeped in magic and mystery.

You’ve got to have your bestie’s back, right? Even if it involves stalking a vampire hunter?

Minnie Wells is getting back out there again after a messy divorce, when she attends a play at the gorgeous Theatre Royal in Bath with a hunky detective. But when Minnie finds the lead actress dead in her dressing room, her fun night out turns into a crime scene.

To heap on the trouble, Minnie also suspects her detective date’s mysterious friend is the rumored vampire hunter. Now Minnie’s racing to solve the playhouse murder while protecting not only her best friend, but also her vampire boss (who she just might have a big crush on). All this, while working at the tea room, learning spells, celebrating the Spring Solstice, and dealing with her dastardly ex.

And it doesn’t help when another body turns up backstage.

Will Minnie upstage the killer and keep her vampire friends safe? Or will it be curtains for this new witch and her paranormal pals?

Pull your armchair closer to the cozy crackling fire, sip your steaming tea, and find out now in A Score to Kettle!

If you like charming towns, a hilarious cast of lovable characters, and twisty mysteries, you’ll adore Erin Johnson’s lighthearted whodunnit. A Score to Kettle is the third book in the Magical Tea Room Mysteries.

Grab your copy now or read for FREE with a Kindle Unlimited subscription!

Happy reading! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

The Moonlit Murders: A historical mystery page-turner (A Fen Churche Mystery Book 3) by [Fliss Chester]

When a journey to New York is interrupted by missing diamonds and a body in the lifeboat, there is only one woman who can help: Fen Churche!

1945Fen Churche follows her dreams and sails for New York. She books passage on a steam ship from France to America, excited to dance the night away in the glamorous ballroom and play games on deck. Nothing will stand in the way of her trip, not even when an eccentric heiress’s diamond tiara goes missing

Looking forward to relaxing with her favourite crossword puzzles, Fen’s quiet passage is horribly disrupted by another crime – this time a murder. Fen finds Genie, a young actress bound for Broadway, strangled in her own cabin. With no police on board and a frantic captain, Fen decides to do a little snooping of her own.

When another body turns up, hidden in a lifeboat, whilst the ship is in the middle of the Atlantic, Fen feels sure these dreadful crimes are linked. Through her sleuthing she meets light-hearted lieutenants returning from the war, charming cabin boys and snooty first-class passengers who look down their nose at her. But it isn’t until Fen realises that one person is missing from the passenger list that she is finally on the murderer’s trail.

With only rolling waves and sea mists for company, can Fen solve the case before they dock in New York and the killer escapes for good?

You’ll be utterly hooked from page one of this warm and witty cozy! An absolute treat for fans of Agatha Christie, T.E. Kinsey and Jacqueline Winspear.

Readers are totally addicted to Fliss Chester!

Nail-biting suspense and powerful emotion… A marvellous treat for historical mystery fans… A compulsively readable thriller that has me waiting with bated breath for the next.’ Bookish Jottings ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

‘I was totally captivated from the very beginning… I was holding my breath.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Captured me within the first few pages… An exciting read. I devoured it in one sitting!… I’m hooked.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I was hooked from page one! I felt like I was right there.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Difficult to put down. Fliss Chester has a talent for capturing your attention and holding it right till the end… Dotted with lies, spies, murder, romance, mystery, and everything nice!!!.’ Goodreads Reviewer

Kept me guessing throughout the book on the identity of the murderer… The ending was unexpected… Can’t wait to read more.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

‘The plot is intriguing and filled with mystery, spies, lies, romance, murder and more!!!… Kept me guessing throughout.’ Goodreads Reviewer

A perfect historical mystery! What a beginning!… I could not put this book down.’ Goodreads Reviewer

Rollickingly good.’ Goodreads Reviewer (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Audiobook

Wicked Whoopie Pies: Cozy Mystery (MURDER IN THE MIX Book 33) by [Addison Moore]

A baker who sees the dead. One too many suitors.
And a killer. Living in Honey Hollow can be murder.

*A laugh out loud standalone cozy mystery by New York Times Bestseller Addison Moore* All books in the series can be read individually, so dive on in!.***Includes RECIPE***

My name is Lottie Lemon, and I see dead people. Okay, so I rarely see dead people, mostly I see furry creatures of the dearly departed variety, who have come back from the other side to warn me of their previous owner’s impending doom.

A dispute at the local church leaves someone in need of their last rites, and Lottie is caught in the middle.
The mystery woman stalking Honey Hollow has been revealed, and Lottie suspects something wicked lies beneath the surface of that familiar face of hers.

Lottie Lemon has a brand new bakery to tend to, a budding romance with perhaps one too many suitors, and she has the supernatural ability to see the dead—which are always harbingers for ominous things to come. Throw in a string of murders, and her insatiable thirst for justice, and you’ll have more chaos than you know what to do with.

Living in Honey Hollow can be murder.

From the NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling author, Addison Moore— Cosmopolitan Magazinecalls Addison’s books, “…easy, frothy fun!” (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

A Chase of Phantoms (The Haunted Bakery Witch Mystery Series Book 1) by [Constance Barker]

Welcome to Cabot’s Keep..A Haven for Witches and a Haughty Kitty Familiar

Unfortunately, long live the Queen didn’t manifest when the Renaissance fair comes to town. Hi, I’m Cora and along with my Nana, father Ben and most of the town….well, we be witchy. Most of the town that is, except for some mundane folks who think the magical backstory is all folklore. Joke’s on them. But to keep ourselves under the radar, we mainly mind our p’s and q’s. Most of the time.

Nana and I run the local bakery….she’s the brains behind the baked goods and I’m the brawn. Someone has to haul those hefty cookie sheets on the racks. But now I have a murder to solve. I may not be a licensed detective, but a little badge never stopped me. Much to the chagrin of the local warlock/sheriff, Cody. It’s okay, he’ll get use to my perseverance…maybe.

Although there is one being who might like me to stick to baking him treats only is my familiar, Sir Jasper Jones. Poor fellow was a knight in a former life until he tangled with a dark witch. Now he has to settle for licking his privates and the occasional tuna treat. I think he likes both rather too much.

***Join us for a humorous and mysterious new witch paranormal series*** (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Hanks and a Hitman: (A Humorous & Heart-warming Cozy Mystery) (A Knitty Kitties Mystery Book 3) by [Tracey Drew]

Wanted: Cat mum to manage a yarn store, corral two curious cats, all the while being tangled up in murderous mayhem and mystery.

A smart woman would dump her cheating ex, move from the city, and give herself a chance for a well-deserved do-over. A smarter woman—smarter than me, anyway—wouldn’t jump out of that same frying pan and return to Cape Discovery, a seaside village where her family is the nuttiest of all the nut-ball residents.

I’m a high school counsellor turned new owner of Unraveled, my granddad’s yarn store in town. More exciting than a delivery of rainbow colored wool is the news of movie location scouts in the area, though not everyone believes all publicity is good publicity. Game on between landowners to secure such a lucrative deal.
I can’t help being caught up in movie fever, until I stumble onto one of those landowners, face down in a kitty litter tray. Deader than dead thanks to an unknown assailant. With dating disasters aplenty both online and in-real-life and a hitman on the loose, things couldn’t get much more murderously crazy in Cape Discovery. If only that were true…

Tessa Wakefield has her hands full juggling a cozy craft store, her crazy family, and two men who’d rather poke out their eyes than describe themselves as cute. Which they totally are. Cute, charismatic, and occasionally on her mind when she’s not stumbling over dead bodies and using her newfound sleuthing skills to track down murderers. Lucky she’s an excellent multi-tasker because digging beneath Cape Discovery’s surface can unearth secrets that kill. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Mint Condition Murder (Antiques & Collectibles Mysteries Book 9) by [Ellery Adams, Parker Riggs]

A new book in the Antiques & Collectibles mystery series by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Ellery Adams and Parker Riggs!

In the world of antiques and collectibles, it helps to have a sharp eye for quality, a good ear for gossip, and a nose for murder.

When the female antiques dealer she was meant to interview turns up dead, Collector’s Weekly reporter Molly Appleby can’t help but wonder why anyone would kill a woman so new to the area. Before she can spend much time pondering means or motive, Molly discovers that the father she never knew is keen on a reconciliation. And while it seems unlikely that his sudden interest and the death of the dealer are connected, Molly soon learns otherwise.

As she begins digging into the past of the victim, Molly realizes that the woman was not at all what she seemed. Not only did she possess a stash of rare coins linked to an unsolved murder, but she also engaged in illicit affairs with multiple married men. With suspects galore and a reunion with her long-lost father looming, Molly will have to uncover crimes both old and new before the secrets that refuse to stay buried turn fatal . . .

“A wonderfully written, captivating cozy novel with likeable main characters and an interesting plot!” —Goodreads review on A Treacherous Trader

About the Authors:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Ellery Adams lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with her husband, two children, and three cats. She’s written multiple series including the Supper Club Mysteries, the Book Retreat Mysteries, the Secret, Book, and Scone Society Mysteries, and more.

Parker Riggs is also the author of the mystery novels A Treacherous Trader, A Devious Lot, A Killer Keepsake, and A Bidder End (all with Ellery Adams), along with a stand-alone mystery, Finding Jessica. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Death on the Coast: The Wellington Cozy Mystery series by [M A Comley]

From M A Comley – NY Times bestselling author of the Carmel Cove Detective Series.

Angie Potter, had everything to live for, so why would someone deliberately set out to kill her?

With a violent storm on the horizon, threatening to disrupt the investigation, Lucy Diamond, an intrepid journalist with the Wellington Journal sets out to solve the murder.

However, the local sergeant, Brendon Colt, sees her snooping as a frustrating intrusion.

A stranger saunters into town who sets the local womenfolk’s hearts fluttering. Who is he? Why is he defensive when Lucy questions him about his intentions?

Every day a new suspect is highlighted for Angie’s murder. Can Lucy uncover who the perpetrator is while battling her own internal demons?

Book two – Death by Association coming soon. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Stone of Spells (Charm Kitty Mysteries Book 1) by [J. L.  Collins]

Never trust a cat. Especially if he’s psychic.

She lost her job, her perfect house, and now Maggie Owens is sure she’s losing her sanity. Her whole life feels like it’s crumbling at her feet and there’s no way her witchy powers can fix it.

Rock-bottom is looming near until a fateful knock on her door. She’s named the sole heir to her estranged grandfather’s magical museum, and whisked off to sunny Fortune Point, California to start a new life.

In addition to inheriting the museum, she also finds herself responsible for a talking cat named Winston, who comes with his own fan cult following thanks to his viral videos.

Between learning the ropes of her new business, overseeing a weekly supernatural swap meet, and fulfilling Winston’s ever-growing demands, Maggie barely has a moment to herself. Oh, and that’s to say nothing of the mysterious and charming vampire next door.

Just when she thinks she’s getting the hang of things, she uncovers an awful truth, one that could cost her everything – including her life.

Time for some sun, sand, and sass! Stone of Spells is book one in the Charm Kitty Mysteries. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Dangers of Dog Walking (Country Girl in the Big City Cozy Mystery Book 4) by [Susan Harper]

Dog walking isn’t usually considered a deadly occupation. Maybe it should be.

A cozy mystery from International Bestselling Author Susan Harper

Bonnie has balanced her schoolwork and jobs and is looking forward to some days off. And maybe even a date. But when owner of one of the dogs she walks turns up dead all of that goes out the window. Who would have thought dog walking would lead Bonnie into another murder investigation? One more time, Bonnie is going to have to put on the sleuthing hat and catch a killer.

Dangers of Dog Walking is the fourth story in the Country Girl in the Big City Cozy Mystery series. If you like fast-paced mysteries with interesting characters, troublesome pets, and unexpected twists, you’re going to love the Country Girl in the Big City Cozy Mystery series.

Download Dangers of Dog Walking and see how a couple country girls, and a goat, get by in the big city!

Always FREE on Kindle Unlimited (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Deadly Coins (A Witch in the Woods Book 2) by [Jenna St. James]

A 40-year-old Witch with a New Career

A Gargoyle Sheriff Raising a Teenaged Daughter

And an Enchanted Island Full of Secrets

When game warden, Shayla Loci, and her cousin, Serena Spellburn, stumble upon a wounded dragon guarding gold coins, they have no idea it would lead to a clue about how Serena’s dad, Mac, really died nearly thirty years before. But that’s exactly what happened. Now Shayla and Sheriff Alex Stone must determine if Mac died of suspicious causes, and, if so, who caused his death and why. Between digging for thirty-year-old clues among supposed friends and experiencing a near-death fatality, Shayla is sure Mac’s death was planned. But can she prove it? With the help of Needles her flying porcupine, Shayla is unwavering in her pursuit to find Uncle Mac’s killer. But when things come to a head, and innocent people are in the way, will everyone come out unscathed? Or will Shayla have to make the ultimate sacrifice? If you like paranormal cozy mysteries and midlife main characters, then this series is for you! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Fresh out of Cluck (The Heathervale Mysteries Book 3) by [Matilda Swift]

Murder most fowl comes to an English country village.

Head-teacher Arrina Fenn has big plans for the new year. Heathervale’s elegant New Year’s Eve party is the perfect place to raise a glass and make resolutions for success.

But when she stumbles on a dead body before midnight, Arrina learns not to count her chickens before they hatch.

With no suspects in sight, whispers and rumours threaten to tear the village apart. Can Arrina crack the case before the chickens come home to roost?

This clean read is book three of The Heathervale Mysteries. Enjoy it as a standalone or read in series order for more twists than a country lane and a cast of cozy characters you’ll be right at home with.

THE HEATHERVALE MYSTERIES
Rotten to the Marrow (Book #0 – prequel novella)
The Slay of the Land (Book #1)
Dying over Spilled Milk (Book #2)
Fresh out of Cluck (Book #3) (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Wedding Bell Boos (A Ravenmist Whodunit Paranormal Cozy Mystery Book 5) by [Olivia Jaymes]

It’s time for another Ravenmist Whodunit! A tiny Midwestern town with charming covered bridges, quirky residents, delightful antique shops, and more than their share of haunted activity.

It’s time for Missy’s wedding and all Tedi wants is to create the perfect day for her best friend. Four tiered wedding cake? Check. Family drama? Check. Ugly bridesmaid dress? Double check. It’s all going great until the bride tosses the bouquet at the reception. That’s when they discover the groom’s aunt dead in the coat room, a heavy bookend next to the body. It seems like everyone had a reason to kill the victim, and there’s no shortage of suspects. Even the bride and groom are going to need an alibi.

In the meantime, Tedi and her friends are busy looking for a supernatural object to help them fight the battle with evil. They desperately need something that will tip the scales in their favor. But even if they find it, will they know how to use it?

Don’t miss out on the wedding of the year in Ravenmist as Tedi learns her grandmother’s secret, searches the tunnels under the inn, and has her first fight as a couple with Jack. It’s going to be a hauntingly good time and you’re cordially invited. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Confections of a Partygoer (Amish Cupcake Cozy Mystery Book 6) by [Ruth Hartzler]

When Rebecca caters cupcakes for a famous artist’s birthday party, Jane, Matilda, and Eleanor assist.

It’s not long before things fall aparty, and a guest is murdered.

With Damon injured in the line of duty, Jane must candle this one with care. It’s no dead giftaway.

Jane has no time to stop and smell the flours as Matilda and Eleanor’s long-held secret finally comes to light. You batter believe it!

Confessions of a Partygoer is Book 6 in this USA Today Bestselling series. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Pest Control (Assassin Bugs Book 1) by [Bill Fitzhugh]

Bob Dillon can’t get a break. A down-on-his-luck exterminator, all he wants is success with his radical new, environmentally friendly pest-killing technique. So Bob decides to advertise.

Unfortunately, one of his flyers falls into the wrong hands. Marcel, a shady Frenchman, needs an assassin to handle a million-dollar hit, and he figures that Bob Dillon is his man. Through no fault – or participation – of his own, this unwitting pest controller from Queens has become a major player in the dangerous world of contract murder.

And now Bob’s running for his life through the wormiest sections of the Big Apple – one step ahead of a Bolivian executioner, a homicidal transvestite dwarf, meatheaded CIA agents, cabbies packing serious heat… and the world’s number-one hit man, who might just turn out to be the best friend Bob’s got.

Reviews for the Assassin Bugs series

One of the funniest, most off-beat thrillers... an action-packed plot stuffed with streetwise lines and larger than life characters.’ The Times

Wild and clever fun.’ Carl Hiaasen

Does for beetles what Jurassic Park did for dinosaurs… within its fascinating pages is a cast of creepy crawlies whose murderous methods put human predators to shame. Perfect holiday reading.’ Liverpool Daily Post (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

The Exterminators (Assassin Bugs Book 2) by [Bill Fitzhugh]

All Bob Dillon ever wanted was a truck with a big fiberglass bug on the roof. All he had to do was survive a half dozen assassination attempts, pull a ten million dollar con on a Bolivian drug lord, and then fall off the face of the earth with his family and his new best friend, Klaus. Six years later, they’ve surfaced in Oregon where they are continuing to work on an all-natural means of pest control.

Bob and Klaus are using advanced gene sequencers to consolidate the perfect insectkilling traits into one deadly bug. All this serious DNA tampering is expensive and they’re running low on funds. But who will invest? The interested outfit turns out to be a front for an agency of the Department of Defense, and they want to enlist Bob, Klaus, and the bugs in the War on Terror.

Things go swimmingly until that Bolivian drug lord discovers he was conned: he offers twenty million to whomever kills Bob and Klaus. Some of the world’s best assassins descend on Hollywood and the weirdness reaches an apocalyptic level…

Reviews for the Assassin Bugs series

One of the funniest, most off-beat thrillers... an action-packed plot stuffed with streetwise lines and larger than life characters.’ The Times

Wild and clever fun.’ Carl Hiaasen

Does for beetles what Jurassic Park did for dinosaurs… within its fascinating pages is a cast of creepy crawlies whose murderous methods put human predators to shame. Perfect holiday reading.’ Liverpool Daily Post (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback

Restoration Murder: The Salamander Hoard by [Lucy Branch]

To The Curious World of Restoration

An unsolved murder in a picturesque seaside town, the disappearance of a genius craftsman admired by The Royal Family, linked by a priceless pocket watch. When the timepiece finds its way into the hands of down on his luck, Ben Robertson, he sees an opportunity to get his life back on track. Entering the curious world of restoration, he sets about returning the watch back to its former glory.

Removing layers of corrosion reveals its exquisite beauty and also yields details about its dark past with connections to a hoard of jewels lost long ago.

The temptation to discover more sets Ben on a path he didn’t anticipate and with the unconventional eye of expert restorer, Rebecca Ruskin, the pursuit of truth and treasure begins.

Are these cases too cold to solve? Could the fate of the former owners become their own? Or could restoration mean redemption for more than just the watch? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle