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