New Releases For The Week Of May 2nd, 2021–Part 3

Mist in the Cove (Beach House Mysteries Book 6) by [Victoria LK Williams]

The ultimate battle for Pearl Island has arrived!

Morgan is fighting for more than her safety, the future of her family, and the island is at stake. Cora, the sea-witch, has changed tactics.

But while Morgan and her friends are planning how to defeat the evil around the island, more of the legend comes to light.

And there is a surprising twist to both the past and the present ties the legend has to Morgan’s life.

Will Morgan be the victor and defeat Cora? Or will the sea-witch claim the island and all who call it home? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Cozy Case Files, A Cozy Mystery Sampler, Volume 12 by [Ellie Alexander, Eve Calder, Cate Conte, Donna Andrews, Meri Allen, Sheila Connolly, Hannah Dennison, Jess Dylan, Leonard Goldberg, Carolyn Haines, Kylie Logan, Allison Montclair, S. C. Perkins, Ashley Weaver]

Looking for a new cozy series? In the free edition of Cozy Case Files, Minotaur Books compiles the beginnings of fourteen charming cozy mysteries publishing in Spring/Summer 2021 for easy sampling.

The twelfth edition of Cozy Case Files features the latest cozies by the following authors: Ellie Alexander, Meri Allen, Donna Andrews, Eve Calder, Sheila Connolly, Cate Conte, Hannah Dennison, Jess Dylan, Leonard Goldberg, Carolyn Haines, Kylie Logan, Allison Montclair, S. C. Perkins, and Ashley Weaver.

Have a sweet tooth? Get your fix in A Tale of Two CookiesThe Rocky Road to Ruin, and Mocha, She Wrote.

Pick up some flowers and read Death in Bloom, then travel to your favorite cat café in Claws for Alarm. You can join in for preparations for a production of Macbeth in Murder Most Fowl, and stay the night at a hotel in Danger at the Cove. And in the morning, train cadaver dogs in A Trail of Lies, then help clear a professor’s name in Independent Bones.

Perhaps you prefer to travel in time. A Sherlockian mystery awaits you in The Abduction of Pretty Penny. Visit England in WWII with a safe cracker in A Peculiar Combination. In post-WWII England, play matchmaker in A Rogue’s Company. Or you can stay in the present, with crimes tied to the past, in Fatal Family Ties and The Secret Staircase. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Dotty Digs Deep (Dotty Drinkwater Mystery series Book 7) by [Diane Ezzard]

“Everyone is dying around here,” said Dotty’s gran when she moved into the care home.
So, what is wrong with that? When you are living with elderly residents, that’s normal, isn’t it? Grace’s suspicions grow as more of her new friends pop off and she becomes fearful that her days may be numbered.
She calls in her granddaughter, Dotty and her friend, Dave to investigate.
They find out more than they bargained for as they unravel the past lives of the staff and residents.

Are the deaths natural, or is a serial killer on the loose?

Grab your copy of Dotty Digs Deep now. This is book 7 in the Dotty Drinkwater mystery series. It’s another great cozy mystery for your collection but it can be read as a standalone. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

DAISY MORROW, Super-sleuth!: A Very Unexpected African Adventure. Book three of the Daisy Morrow series (DAISY MORROW Super-sleuth! 3) by [R T Green, Ann Nassolo]

When her daughter’s life is at stake, there’s no one quite like our R.E.D. heroine!

Following an unexpected lead Celia might have been sold by traffickers to someone in Africa three years ago, Daisy, Aidan and Sarah head for Uganda. But they’ve only been in the country a few minutes when a mysterious dying man thrusts a note into Daisy’s hand. As he gasps his last breath, he begs her not to involve the police.

And she suddenly realises there isn’t just one, but two mysteries to be solved!

The extra mystery deepens as three different people confess to a murder that took place many years ago. But there’s a silver lining to solving a case the local police closed in the nineteen-sixties, because it unearths an overgrown path that just might lead them to Celia.

However, where Daisy is concerned, it’s never easy. Mortal danger lies around every unfamiliar corner, but it doesn’t stop her doing what must be done for her family… even if it results in a hard-to-explain international incident!

This is the third book in the hit Daisy Morrow series. Read all about Daisy at (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Birthday Cake and Burglary (A Belle Harbor Cozy Mystery Book 3) by [Sue Hollowell]

Scrumptious sprinkle cake, bookstore chickens, and seeing double…

Third in the Belle Harbor Cozy Mystery series!

Tilly Griffin is on top of the world. With her newfound freedom in quaint Belle Harbor she is learning to love life again. Her plans for an epic birthday bash for her cherished and kooky Uncle Jack are almost complete.

Tilly’s joy and whimsy soon turn to horror as she discovers the death of Poppy, a beloved local business owner. Rumors swirl about likely culprits that put the coming annual Arts Walk, which brings millions to the town coffers, in jeopardy.

As Tilly collects clues in the suspicious death, she learns of scandalous schemes, petty people, blackmailing busybodies, and snobby store owners, all who have a reason to want Poppy dead. Can Tilly put the pieces together in time to catch the killer and save the Arts Walk or will she be forced to pack up and find a new place to call home?

Birthday Cake and Burglary is Book 3 in the Belle Harbor Cozy Mystery series. A light, cozy mystery in a quaint beach town with a fun loving, amateur female sleuth, her quirky uncle, and enough antiques and pastries to fill your home and your belly. No gore, swearing or cliffhangers. Can be read as a standalone. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

A Not So Purrfect Murder (A Cotswold Cat Familiar Cozy Mystery Book 1) by [D. Watts ]

A little heartache. A lot of sass. When starting over leads to murder, can a jilted witch catch a Cotswold killer? Felicity Knight wishes she’d never got engaged. Hightailing it out of London to the English countryside after being dumped, the heartbroken woman is doubly flustered when she finds a wounded white cat and takes it to a handsome veterinarian. But her confusing feelings for the cute animal doc come to a dead halt when she stumbles on the friendly village tearoom owner stabbed to death.

Driven to solve the senseless killing, Felicity is shocked when a ley-line triggers her magic, and her new four-legged companion starts talking to her. But between learning the witchy secrets of her bloodline and struggling to control her newfound abilities, she despairs of ever finding the elusive culprit.

Can Felicity tap into her fledgling magic before the clues go up in a puff of smoke?

A Not So Purrfect Murder is the first book in the Cotswold Familiar Cozy Mystery series. If you like loyal heroines, cheeky chatty felines, and a town packed with paranormal characters, then you’ll love D. Watts’s lighthearted tale.

Buy A Not So Purrfect Murder to see a killer feel the long arm of the paw today!

Authors Note: This book follows British English spelling and usage. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Buried Secrets: The Three-Story Collection of Dominic Rivers and Bert Tomlin Mysteries: a detective thriller by [Deepika Viswanath ]


Dominic Rivers and Bert Tomlin are detectives based in Boston, Massachusetts who solve different cases, from missing persons to murder. In this three-story collection, they encounter all types of mysterious suspects—some more nicer than others.

Story 1- Know Your Neighbors

Two suspicious sets of neighbors—a young, lonely graphic artist with a secret, and a seemingly perfect age-gap couple who aren’t what they appear to be…are all under suspicion for being involved in the disappearance of Alvero and Catalina Trent…the missing couple.

Story 2- He Saw it Coming

At Everest High School, a prestigious private school in Boston, an honors student, Eric Boden, has gone missing. Next, a body is found. Who is responsible? And will Eric be found?

Story 3-In Her Eyes

Massachusetts’ richest woman, and owner of a beautiful mansion, Charlotte Browning, is found beaten to death and robbed of her jewels. As Rivers and Tomlin try to piece together clues to find out who’s responsible for her death, Tomlin has his own romantic troubles; falling for Felicia Browning-Mott, Charlotte’s daughter, who happens to be a suspect in this case. Who killed Charlotte Browning?

Will Dominic Rivers and Bert Tomlin find the truth or risk their lives fighting for what’s right? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Caught Witch Handed: The Hill Cozy Mystery by [Catherine Waltan]

Young and attractive Gwendolyn Paris could not have a more charmed life. Literally charmed.

Hers is a serene and cozy world shared with her Grandma Robby, an unabashed practitioner of magic, and her faithful, semi-sentient kitty, Amulet. 

Okay, maybe just a little more charmed. Gwen has signed a gig with a local handsome business owner, Kevin Pearson, who owns the hottest spot in the colorful, quaint Town of Green. And if she could secure his attention above all of the others who would love to call him theirs, Gwen might just be totally set. 

Just when it seems the fates are aligning in Gwen’s favor and she and her guy — who is the image of a knight re-incarnate — are getting deliciously getting closer, drama strikes. 

While the question is Who in the sweet Town of Green could do such a thing? 

Gwen keeps the faith as she gets closer to the truth (with the help of her Grandma and cat), even if it means it pushes Kevin farther away. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

A Twisted Tune: A California Fae Cozy Mystery (Pixie Twist Mysteries Book 2) by [Alyn Troy]

A singer silenced. The fate of St. Mo’s Amusement pier is rocked by political waves. Can Twizzie unmask the killer and save her home?

Tommy Neptune’s talent was the hit of the show, his voice the best they’d ever heard. Following the opening night of a new musical under the pier, Twizzle Twist hopes for a nice evening with her boyfriend But when Twiz and Chaz discover the star of the new musical dead, Twiz finds herself following the tune of another mystery.

The death is just another note in Star Sinclair’s samba about the town’s biggest eyesore. The town council’s chairperson hasn’t given up her plans to destroy the town’s amusement pier. Twiz and her friends find themselves fighting town hall in a race to head off demolition of one of St. Mo’s iconic landmark, and Twizzle’s home.

When the murderer strikes again, Twiz and her friends try to hit the chords to uncover clues that can unmask the killer, and bring the deadly chorus to an end. And, can they mobilize enough townsfolk to take on city hall and save the pier?

Will Twizzie and her friends hit the right notes to untangle the twisted knot of intrigue and uncover who killed the musician in the night?

If you love mysteries with a dash of quirky characters, a dose of warped magic, and snarky humor, you’ll love Alyn Troy’s new Paranormal Cozy Mystery series.

Preorder your copy of A Twisted Tune today to untie this mystery. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Pranks and Poison: A Mira Michaels Mystery (Mira Michaels Cozy Mysteries Book 3) by [Julia Koty]

Mira’s dream of fixing up the new house is put on hold while she works at the diner to make some much-needed cash. So, when a patron of the Soup and Scoop is poisoned and Mira’s famed mushroom soup is called into question, she’ll stop at nothing to find the real killer. But as business dwindles and the hope of cash-flow fades, her change in tactics backfires when the head detective wants her arrested for obstruction. Her cat Arnold believes a simple call to her sister could clear up the mess, but Mira steadfastly refuses. As the walls crumble around her, will Mira be able to pick up the pieces? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

21st Birthday (Women's Murder Club) by [James Patterson, Maxine Paetro]

Detective Lindsay Boxer vows to protect a young woman from a serial killer long enough to see her twenty-first birthday.When young wife and mother Tara Burke goes missing with her baby girl, all eyes are on her husband, Lucas. He paints her not as a missing person but a wayward wife—until a gruesome piece of evidence turns the investigation criminal. 

While Chronicle reporter Cindy Thomas pursues the story and M.E. Claire Washburn harbors theories that run counter to the SFPD’s, ADA Yuki Castellano sizes Lucas up as a textbook domestic offender . . . who suddenly puts forward an unexpected suspect. If what Lucas tells law enforcement has even a grain of truth, there isn’t a woman in the state of California who’s safe from the reach of an unspeakable threat. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook

Robert B. Parker's Payback (Sunny Randall Book 9) by [Mike Lupica]

In her latest thrilling adventure, PI Sunny Randall takes on two serpentine cases that converge into one deadly mystery.

PI Sunny Randall has often relied on the help of her best friend Spike in times of need. When Spike’s restaurant is taken over under a predatory loan agreement, Sunny has a chance to return the favor. She begins digging into the life of the hedge fund manager who screwed Spike over – surely a guy that smarmy has a skeleton or two in his closet – and soon finds this new enemy may have the backing of even badder criminals.

At the same time, Sunny’s cop contact Lee Farrell asks her to intervene with his niece, a college student who reported being the victim of a crime but seems to know more than she’s telling police. As the uncooperative young woman becomes outright hostile, Sunny runs up against a wall that she’s only more determined to scale.

Then, what appear to be two disparate cases are united by a common factor, and the picture becomes even more muddled. But one thing is clear: Sunny has been poking a hornet’s nest from two sides, and all hell is about to break loose. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook