New Releases For The Week Of May 2nd, 2021–Part 4

Penne Pyro: A delicious cozy mystery (A Jade Sommer Mystery Book 2) by [Nicolette Pierce]

It’s getting hot!

As Jade helps her family get the restaurant up and running, an arsonist wreaks havoc on the food world, putting all local restaurants in jeopardy. The next victim is already targeted: Piatto Perfetto. Time is running out for Jade and her family.

While Jade attempts to keep Nana from donning her detective hat, developments arise with Logan. A shocking reveal will leave Jade devastated. Not only is the restaurant at risk, but so is her heart. She will need to lay out her feelings to Logan once and for all. But, is it too late?

Can Jade find the pyro before Piatto Perfetto becomes the next victim? Is it too late for Jade and Logan to put the past aside? Get your copy of Penne Pyro and find out! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Protection by Petunias: A Madis Harrah Mystery by [Aubrey Elle]

Rosie Tanner’s retiring, and she wants to gift herself a masterpiece of petunias. Madis is more than willing to take on the task, hoping this elaborate display of annuals will win her a regional gardening contest. Only, on the first day of the big project, someone attempts to murder the sweet librarian in her very own backyard.

While the petunias are being planted, Madis vows to keep an eye on Rosie, but it’s not so easy when no one can guess who the perpetrator is. Rosie begs her to find a confidential note that flew out of her hands when she was ambushed, and the threat Madis finds in the garden offers many questions and few answers.

Is someone out to sabotage Rosie’s last project of her career? Will someone stoop to murder to get her job? Or will another peril bloom as secrets are exposed… (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Paradise Premonitions: Calypso Crimes Book 1 by [Summer  Campbell]

★ When Ciara returns to the town she grew up in strange things start to happen … ★

Dumped by her boyfriend and down on her luck Ciara decides to take up her aunt’s offer of a job on a sun soaked tropical island. But things aren’t quite as laid back as she had imagined.

Secrets are spilled, gossip is rife, local therapist turns up murdered and there is a whole list of people with a motive. Ciara realizes that more was going on with the victim was more than it seemed and enlists the help of local hottie Fred to help her get to the bottom of Gardenstown’s goings-on. The death triggers the awakening of Ciara´s powers, powers her mother left Gardenstown to try and leave dormant, and prompt her involvement in uncovering the truth of the crime.

Meet eccentric Aunt Elizabeth, get to know tropical Gardenstown and see if you can guess what Ciara’s witchy skills are before she does! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Moonshine, Magic & Murder: A Paranormal Cozy Mystery (Manitoba Tea & Tarot Mysteries Book 3) by [January Bain]

FROM AWARD-WINNING ROMANCE AUTHOR JANUARY BAIN

Book three in the Manitoba Tea & Tarot Mysteries series

Charm McCall has a gift for solving small-town murders, but can she stop something threatening the entire McCall clan?

Charm McCall is on the hunt once more—this time to figure out who the ghost is that her cat has been seeing, why she’s being shown an ancient treasure map by, gulp, a dead guy and why her Auntie T.J. has suddenly disappeared, bagpipes and all.

That would be more than enough, but with the upcoming Sadie Hawkins dance and its accompanying Promise Bags to create and spell, she’s about run off her feet. Not to mention that now it’s legal to sell marijuana in Canada, orders for pot brownies are rolling in and threatening to crash her online store.

Charm needs all the help she can get to deal with the arrival of her mother and the beyond painful host of problems that creates for her family, save Auntie T.J.’s hiney and discover who the real murderer is…that is, if she wants her romance with Snowy Lake’s sexy Mountie, Ace Collins, to have any hope at all. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Murder for the Crafty Ladies and the Clever Beagle by [Rosie Sams, Agatha Parker]

P.I Hannah and her dog detective Mazie are back for another adventure. This time they’ll need to be crafty if they want to find the killer.
FREE with Kindle Unlimited.

A night out with her best friend Anita leaves Hannah uneasy. She didn’t like the feeling she got while attending the Crafty Ladies knitting circle.

Sensing a story, Hannah investigates and discovers that two Crafty Ladies, Sondra Quigley and Tracy Doone used to be friends before the chance at fame got in the way.

Tracy claims that Sondra stole her ideas and is using them to become famous. Sondra disputes her claims as jealousy. When someone close to both ladies is found dead in Sondra’s home both become suspects.

Hannah believes Tracy while her friend Anita sides with Sondra. Will Hannah and Anita allow their friendship to be torn apart?
Can Hannah and her Dog Detective beagle Mazie find the killer before they strike again or will Blairstown lose another citizen? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Heartfelt Witches: Enchantingly Yours: Season 1 Book 2 by [Michelle Francik]

A new home and a new companion. A steady flow of humdrum work. What could possibly go wrong?

Ian Skair retired from the police following a heist in which he was shot. He now works as a private investigator taking safe if dull cases.
He lives alone with his dog in a quiet village. Lottie the dog likes to explore and one day she doesn’t come home. Ian sets out to find her with the help of a feisty school teacher and a small girl who is very good at drawing.
Will it be a simple matter of finding a lost dog or will he be drawn into something far more sinister?

Finding Lottie is a short novel introducing the Ian Skair: Private Investigator series
(Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Ashes, Ashes ... by [Melonie B. Hylan]

Fiona Price has always put appearances first. Coming from old money, she was raised to say the right thing, do the right thing, and wear the right thing. But she’s tired of being what everyone expects her to be. When her best friend asks for her help to solve an old family mystery, she knows she has to do it. Even if it means being on a dating reality show. Will she win the heart of the rich guy? Will they solve Stella’s family mystery? Or will she finally find what’s been missing in her life? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Marcella, a sixty-something proprietor of a college town boarding house, investigates the death of her harmless tenant, Katy. She and her two childhood friends hunt down the murderer with the same bravado they had as teenagers. In their search, the three women expose a fraudulent religious foundation, hiding in plain sight and desperate to conceal the sources of its true wealth. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Lexie Starr Cozy Mysteries Boxed Set (Books 4 to 6): Cozy Mystery Box Set #2 With Bonus (A Lexie Starr Mystery) by [Jeanne Glidewell]

Join newlywed library assistant and amateur sleuth Lexie Starr on her continuing encounters with mystery, mayhem, and murder.

With This Ring (A Lexie Starr Mystery, Book 4)
Lexie Starr, a 50-year-old widowed library assistant, fell in love with Stone Van Patten while helping him run his B&B. Ten days before their wedding, the pastor is found murdered. Not wanting to postpone the wedding, Lexie launches her own investigation, breaks her wrist, and gets herself and her best friend in a life-or-death situation or two.

Just Ducky (A Lexie Starr Mystery, Book 5)
Lexie Starr needs something to keep her busy during the off-season. Filling in for the head librarian, Bertha Duckworthy, seems a perfect choice. Until she finds “Ducky” hanged from the library’s rafters. The police rule the death as a suicide, but Lexie disagrees. Heavily armed with caffeine, Lexie is determined to obtain justice for “Ducky”, and finds herself in the killer’s crosshairs.

The Spirit of the Season (A Lexie Starr Mystery, Novella)
Lexie Starr, adopts a local military family struggling to make ends meet at Christmastime while the father serves in Afghanistan. Soon collection bins are overflowing with toys, food, and household items for the Allens, so Lexie expands her cause to the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program. When the most expensive toys go missing, Lexie is determined to bring the holiday-cheer-stealing grinch to justice.

Cozy Camping (A Lexie Starr Mystery, Book 6)
On their first wedding anniversary, Lexie Starr is surprised by her husband, Stone, with a family RV’ing vacation to Cheyenne, Wyoming. While there, Lexie and her daughter, Wendy, overhear a heated conversation between the park’s owner and the egotistical Fanny Finch, a bestselling author penning an unauthorized tell-all book. When Fanny is discovered dead, Lexie launches her own impromptu investigation when it becomes clear the patronizing police detective has his eye on the wrong person.

PRAISE FOR The Lexie Starr Mystery Series:
“Glidewell maintains a rapidly paced story line that dramatically builds tension, while her narrator Lexie’s sly, tongue-in-cheek sense of humor provides plenty of laugh-out-loud moments.” ~Booklist

“Jeanne Glidewell’s mysteries are fast-paced, complex – and have just the right hint of romance.” ~Jill Churchill, author of the Jane Jeffry and Grace and Favor mystery series.

THE LEXIE STARR MYSTERIES, in series order
Leave No Stone Unturned
The Extinguished Guest
Haunted
With This Ring
Just Ducky
The Spirit of the Season (A Holiday Novella)
Cozy Camping
Marriage and Mayhem

ABOUT JEANNE GLIDEWELL:
A pancreas/kidney transplant recipient, Jeanne lives in Bonner Springs, Kansas. When not writing, Jeanne is wade-fishing with her husband near their waterfront condo in Rockport, Texas, or volunteering as a mentor for the Gift of Life organization. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Finding Lottie: Ian skair - Private Investigator by [Hilary  Pugh]

A new home and a new companion. A steady flow of humdrum work. What could possibly go wrong?

Ian Skair retired from the police following a heist in which he was shot. He now works as a private investigator taking safe if dull cases.
He lives alone with his dog in a quiet village. Lottie the dog likes to explore and one day she doesn’t come home. Ian sets out to find her with the help of a feisty school teacher and a small girl who is very good at drawing.
Will it be a simple matter of finding a lost dog or will he be drawn into something far more sinister?

Finding Lottie is a short novel introducing the Ian Skair: Private Investigator series
(Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Tea is for Trouble: A Haunted Tearoom Cozy Mystery with Recipes (Haunted Tearoom Cozy Mysteries Book 1) by [Karen Sue Walker]

A new life complete with tea and scones, murder, and… a ghost?

April May is ready for a change. When she sees a huge Victorian home for sale, she knows exactly what she wants—to open a tearoom complete with lace tablecloths, exotic teas, and little sandwiches.

From the moment she moves in, nothing goes right. Locals don’t want a tearoom, and the list of licenses and permits is endless. When a dead body turns up in her home and the police accuse April of murder, she teams up with a cranky bar owner and a young antiques expert to solve the crime.

And what about the French chef in her kitchen who no one else can see? She plans to get medical help for what must be a hallucination, but in the meantime, he’s putting a French twist on her menu.

Get the first Haunted Tearoom Cozy Mystery now—complete with delicious recipes! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Beyond the Headlines (Clare Carlson Mystery Book 4) by [R. G. Belsky]

She was a mega-celebrity—he was a billionaire businessman—now he’s dead—she’s in jail

Laurie Bateman was living the American dream. Since her arrival as an infant in the U.S. after the fall of Saigon, the pretty Vietnamese girl had gone on to become a supermodel, a successful actress, and, finally, the wife of one of the country’s top corporate dealmakers. That dream has now turned into a nightmare when she is arrested for the murder of her wealthy husband.

New York City TV journalist Clare Carlson does an emotional jailhouse interview in which Bateman proclaims her innocence—and becomes a cause celebre for women’s rights groups around the country.

At first sympathetic, then increasingly suspicious of Laurie Bateman and her story, Clare delves into a baffling mystery which has roots extending back nearly fifty years to the height of the Vietnam War.

Soon, there are more murders, more victims, and more questions as Clare struggles against dire evil forces to break the biggest story of her life.

Beyond the Headlines is perfect for fans of Robert Crais and Harlan Coben

While all of the novels in the Clare Carlson Mystery Series stand on their own and can be read in any order, the publication sequence is:

Yesterday’s News
Below the Fold
The Last Scoop
Beyond the Headlines (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover

The Siren by [Katherine St. John]

Good Housekeeping “Best Beach Read to Add to Your Summer Reading List”

From Katherine St. John, author of The Lion’s Den, comes another sublimely escapist thriller: When Hollywood heartthrob Cole Power hires his ex-wife, Stella Rivers, to act in his son’s film, he sparks a firestorm on an isolated island that will unearth long-buried secretsand unravel years of lies.

In the midst of a sizzling hot summer, some of Hollywood’s most notorious faces are assembled on the idyllic Caribbean island of St. Genesius to film The Siren, starring dangerously handsome megastar Cole Power playing opposite his ex-wife, Stella Rivers. The surefire blockbuster promises to entice audiences with its sultry storyline and intimately connected cast.

Three very different women arrive on set, each with her own motive. Stella, an infamously unstable actress, is struggling to reclaim the career she lost in the wake of multiple, very public breakdowns. Taylor, a fledgling producer, is anxious to work on a film she hopes will turn her career around after her last job ended in scandal. And Felicity, Stella’s mysterious new assistant, harbors designs of her own that threaten to upend everyone’s plans.

With a hurricane brewing offshore, each woman finds herself trapped on the island, united against a common enemy. But as deceptions come to light, misplaced trust may prove more perilous than the storm itself. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover