New Releases For The Week Of May 9th, 2021–Part 4

The Body in the Beaver Pond: A Keri Isles Event Planner Mystery by [Cathy Perkins]

Even an event planner doesn’t plan on murder! 

Keri Isles desperately needs to sell the Christmas Tree farm her cheating, jerk of an ex-husband convinced his buddy, the judge, to saddle her with in the divorce settlement. Stuck in the Cascade Mountains, she’s lost her Seattle-based job and local job prospects are as scarce as internet service. When she finds the arrogant professor in charge of the local archeology dig floating face down in her beaver pond, however, unloading the property becomes secondary to staying out of prison.

A savvy—and scheming—attorney may be able to keep her head above water, but the personal price of his retainer may be too high. It’s up to Keri to use her mad networking skills and deploy a team of archaeology students, a bad boy photographer, and assorted eccentric neighbors to find the killer and clear her name.

The Body in the Beaver Pond is:

  • ·       Perfect for readers of Kate Carlisle, Jana DeLeon, and Julie Mulhern
  • ·       Just right for fans of small-town fiction and amateur sleuths

Get your copy today! 

When Keri Isles, unemployed event planner, relocates to a Christmas tree farm in Washington state’s Cascade Mountains, she ends up with more than she bargained for. With one person dead, this amateur sleuth will have to crack the case—and get the tree farm up and running—before she’s buried as well! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Jackal & Hide: A Compassionate Cozy Murder Mystery (A Kenya Kanga Mystery Book 4) by [Victoria Tait]

Limited time. A murderer hiding in plain sight. Can she crack the deadly puzzle without breaking her own heart?

‛Mama Rose’ Hardie just wants to make her ailing husband comfortable. So she puts aside her dedication to wildlife and community and whisks him off to a luxury lodge for a breathtaking getaway. But when a guest enters the bush and never returns, Rose is torn between remaining at her partner’s side and her fears for the woman’s plight.

Shocked when the missing person is found strangled to death, Rose struggles to balance her priorities when her husband takes a serious fall and ends up in the hospital. And with her estranged son demanding she stay by her husband’s bedside, the anxious investigator worries the killer may escape into the grassland…

Can Mama Rose solve the murder before time is cut short?

Jackal & Hide is the page-turning fourth novel in the Kenya Kanga cozy mystery series. If you like clever whodunits, captivating scenery, and deeply personal themes, then you’ll love Victoria Tait’s enthralling tale.

Buy Jackal & Hide to hunt down the answers today! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

The Mummy’s Curse in Paradise Bay (Paradise Bay Book 3): A Cozy Paranormal Mystery by [Annie Kingman]

A fun filled festival, a trip through time, and the curse of a mummy.

Paradise Bay is abuzz with the annual Roaring 20s festival. A lecture on Egyptomania with authentic artifacts kicks it off, and Staley Stoneybrook is delighted to be in attendance.

But when a famous archaeologist drops dead in the middle of his lecture, Staley and her paranormal crew spring into action. As she tries to find a killer while also running the station, an even more pressing mystery presents itself: What can she can possibly wear to the 20s Gala? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Catch Of The Day: A Gull Bay Mystery by [Ashley  Cain]

When a handsome stranger sails in to Gull Bay he sets a few pulses racing, none more so than the one belonging to bakery owner April Hart.

It is not long though before one lady’s pulse, rather than racing, is stopping. Well before their time.

When the body of one of the local wealthy widows washes up in the harbour, wrapped in a fishing net, it is clear that she didn’t get tangled in the net by accident. It also seems immediately obvious who has committed the crime, for the stranger has sailed out of Gull Bay as quickly as he sailed in. With the police utilising all their resources to try and track him down, it is up to April to try and clear his name before he is found. For she is sure that the murderer can be caught much closer to home.

Ashley Cain lives on the beautiful island of Jersey, the sunniest place in the British Isles. Whilst Jersey is filled with beautiful beaches and pretty coves, Gull Bay and its buildings, businesses, and residents exist only in the author’s imagination. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Death by Diamond by [Jenny Andersen]

Her future sparkles like a diamond… but most diamonds have flaws
Emma Goldsmith has landed her dream job as gemologist to a major importer, complete with an assistant, JT, who is hotter than a blow torch. She should have known it was too good to be true.
Her sister Jane, an internationally successful model, loses some diamonds borrowed from Emma’s boss, leaving Emma on the hot seat. When Jane is killed, Emma has to deal with a dead body, a cop who wants to pin the murder on her, and a very angry boss who wants to know what happened to his diamonds.
Only a few days ago, Emma’s life was as flawless as the Koh-i-Noor. Now it’s more like a cracked cubic zirconia. She’s up to her ears in diamonds at work, but this mess is no gem. If she doesn’t get some clarity on who the killer is, and find those diamonds, she might be the next one to lose her sparkle. Permanently. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Cupcakes are Murder (Bijoux Mystery Series Book 3) by [Teri Barnett]

A cupcake conundrum, a culinary queen on the edge, and a cold-case killer on the loose…

Morgan Hart is settling into her job as police captain of Bijoux, the quaint and quirky tourist town nestled on the Lake Michigan shoreline. Murders have been solved, kittens have been rescued, and progress has been made in the renovation of her cozy cottage by the beach. Despite her grief and ongoing frustration over her husband’s unsolved murder six years ago, Morgan hopes an overdue break in the case will finally lead to justice, even if it means exposing a betrayal that could leave her reeling.

Meanwhile, Morgan needs to keep a sharp eye on the upcoming Baker’s Dozen Hometown Cupcake Bake-off and TV special hosted by British baking superstar Sassy McComas, aka The Queen of Cupcakes. Rumor has it, Queen Sass is secretly searching for a fresh face to host a new TV show she’s launching and the competitors vying for top spot include Hannah Bellamy, Bijoux’s own pastry princess, owner of Hannah’s Heavenly Confections, and girlfriend of JJ Jones, Morgan’s deputy.

But when one of the top challengers in the Cupcake Bake-off turns up dead, Morgan has to sift through the evidence and stop the killer before they strike again and threaten to topple Queen Sass from her throne. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Hexes & Hijinks: Cozy Paranormal Mystery (Danika Dreary Mystery Book 1) by [Sherry Soule]

This book will appeal to readers of Nancy Warren, Angie Fox, Molly Fitz, and Kate Allenton!

A whimsical matchmaker. A bizarre murder. And a psychic amateur sleuth…

Danika Dreary’s life is a hot mess. After her latest soul-crushing crisis, Danika moves in with her eccentric grandma, Elsie.

But there’s a catch: Danika must work at Karma Moon within the quaint town of Mystique, California. Except this is no ordinary new-age bookshop, it’s also where Elsie—a legendary matchmaker—helps the lonely residents find love.

When Ryker Van Allan demands his money back on a true love package, Elsie and Danika are shocked. Yet Ryker insists the woman never showed up for the date. And he’s telling the truth—Danika has a built-in lie detector that warns her whenever someone’s being dishonest.

That night, the woman’s body is found near the shop, and Elsie is accused of the murder. Danika can’t let her grandma serve time for a crime she didn’t commit. But the victim has more enemies than the town has secrets, and Danika can’t throw a tarot card without hitting a potential suspect.

With the clock ticking, Danika must prove Elsie’s innocence, suffer through the horrors of retail, and maybe even find a place where she truly belongs.

Do you enjoy clean cozy mysteries with a slice of romance and a dash of paranormal?

Then Please Scroll Up to Click the “BUY” Button Now! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

The King's Dilemma: An Exciting 'Romantic Suspense' with Action & Adventure (The Winisley Royals Book 1) by [B.B. Mathew]

The Winisley Royals’ is an exciting new series of contemporary, romantic suspense novels, featuring dashing, royal men, and brave and beautiful women, as they navigate through dangerous and life-threatening situations on their way to find true love and redemption. Set in the fictional country of Winnia. Pre-order this edge-of-the-seat romantic suspense series today!

Hugh Winisley, royal-born but now in exile, had assumed he’d spend the rest of his life in New York, running his hugely-successful hedge-fund. But fate had other plans.

The evil General Pierre Torev, who had overthrown Hugh’s father King George Winisley’s reign in a violent coup twenty-two years ago, and was responsible for the death of Hugh’s mother, Queen Leah Winisley, is now dead himself. 

Hugh must go back to his homeland of Winnia, if only to lay old ghosts to rest. But the danger is far from over. When his father had passed away a month ago, Hugh had assumed it was from natural causes. But new developments have made him question everything. Should he keep his cushy life in New York? Or, should he go back to Winnia to try and uncover all the murky details of the past, and claim his birthright to the throne? Finally, what’s with all the mysterious messages he’s been getting lately, warning him of danger?

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Divya Singh is a sophisticated and beautiful corporate machine by day, and a mean, lean, underground MMA fighter and private detective by night. When Hugh calls her in for a meeting, sparks do fly, but in the way two flinty rocks spark up when they crash against one another. 

Divya has her own demons to conquer, and a private investigation into her big brother’s disappearance to conduct, so when Hugh asks her for her help in inspecting the mysterious letters he’s been receiving, Divya demurs.

But mysterious circumstances bring these two back to one another. And now, they’re in a race against time to not only uncover the truth but to also save their own lives and those of the ones they love.

This is an exciting romantic suspense. Book you copy today! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Gracie & Zeus Live the Dream by [Elizabeth Roderick]

Grace Morgan has been on the music scene long enough to know the life of sex, drugs & rock & roll is just a dream. But after a messy divorce, Grace wants to give her dream of being a music journalist one last shot.

She moves to LA with her 21-year-old foster son, Zeus. They live in a motel on cup noodles and hope, until Grace finally gets a break: a story about Inez Carter, hot-mess frontwoman of the popular band Karma Korn.

The story delivers more sex, drugs and rock & roll than Grace bargained for. Karma Korn’s drummer, Nelson, has Grace rethinking her post-divorce vow of celibacy. And after they’re invited to an elite Hollywood rave, where they mistakenly drink the electric Kool-Aid, Zeus is scouted to be the lead guitarist for another star band.

However, the story soon goes sideways, and things aren’t adding up. Someone is spreading rumors about Grace, trying to sabotage her career and reputation. Then someone tries to kill her. Grace is left frantically trying to connect the dots in the dwindling hope she’ll be able to salvage the story, her relationship with Nelson, and her life. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Team Destiny and Shaman's Secret (Team Destiny Paranormal Cozy Mystery Book 3) by [Belinda White]

How do you find a missing Goddess?

Yup. That’s right. According to Destiny, my familiar, the Goddess is missing.

And, as Destiny has a very personal connection to the Goddess, she should know, right?

Unfortunately, that was only the beginning. Shortly after my familiar’s disturbing announcement, we got a call from Shaman Crowe.

Things definitely went downhill from there.

Now we not only have to try and figure out the missing Goddess thing, but we also have to figure out who just tried to kill the Shaman.

It’s a really good thing I have Team Destiny to help. Isn’t it?

Team Destiny and Shaman’s Secret is the third book in the Team Destiny Paranormal Cozy Mystery Series. If you love mysteries with a good sense of family and a healthy dose of magic, what are you waiting for? Click that buy or read now button today and join Team Destiny in their adventures. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

The Sisters, Texas, Box Set 2 (Books 4-6): Starting Over in The Sisters (The Sisters, Texas Mystery Series) by [Becki Willis]

Starting Over in The Sisters! Come along with us, on a grand, heart-warming adventure full of mystery, danger, and a fair share of laughter! Binge read the next three books in this reader-favorite mystery series featuring amateur sleuth and single mom, Madison Reynolds. FREE in Kindle Unlimited. Award-Winning Fiction 6 years in a row!

Each book features a challenging whodunit mystery with a successful conclusion and keeps you guessing until the end. The underlying backstory weaves throughout the series and brings the characters and their small community to life.

The series has won numerous awards, regularly appears on multiple bestsellers lists, and has an option for a television movie series, but the ultimate compliment comes from readers. They say ‘it’s like visiting with old friends.’

These true-to-life characters will warm your heart, challenge your sleuthing skills, bring a smile to your face and sometimes a tear to your eye, and will draw you into their own little world known as The Sisters, Texas, Population 2000. (Give or take a dead body or two.)

The Sisters, Texas, Box Set Two: Starting Over in The Sisters consists of:
Book 4 Home Again: Starting Over
Book 5 Genny’s Ballad
Book 6 Christmas in The Sisters
Behind-the-scenes insights
A very personal note from the author

Also available in audio format. Each sold separately.

Word of Caution: Readers claim this series is addictive!
(Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Devoted to Murder (Sister Maggie Mystery Series Book 1) by [Sister Diane Carollo]

“Sister Maggie is my favorite kind of mystery heroine: smart, strong, with an impeccable moral compass. With an intricate, suspenseful plot, Devoted to Murder delivers a terrific read!” ~ USA Today Bestseller, Vanessa Kelly

Sister Maggie Donovan knows murder…

Sister Maggie Donovan is heading home to Brooklyn to visit family and friends and have a relaxing summer vacation. But just before her departure, she learns of the mysterious disappearance of Marcy Holmes, a young woman she once taught in the small town of Maeville, Illinois. It’s a tragedy that reminds Sister Maggie of her own twin sister Catie, who went missing from an amusement park when they were thirteen years old.

Back home in Brooklyn, Sister Maggie finds herself embroiled in her goddaughter Ellie’s relationship drama. Mediating between Ellie and her parents, Sister Maggie is determined to get the facts behind Ellie’s break-up with her fiancé, an undercover cop, and her whirlwind elopement with a guy she met on a recent cruise.

When Sister Maggie begins having psychic visions about Marcy and Catie she wonders if they’re a message about the past or a warning about the future? And if so, how can Sister Maggie keep another tragedy from happening again? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Sworn to Murder (Sister Maggie Mystery Series Book 2) by [Sister Diane Carollo]

Sister Maggie Donovan knows murder…

“Sister Maggie is my favorite kind of mystery heroine: smart, strong, with an impeccable moral compass.”
~ USA Today Bestseller, Vanessa Kelly

Can Sister Maggie solve a murder where the only witness is an orangutan?

When Sister Maggie and Sister Mary Felicia befriend an orangutan named Leo at the Indiana State Zoo they’re drawn into the investigation of the murder of Leo’s long-time zookeeper Sam Browning. Leo, the only witness to the brutal, gang-style shooting, might hold the key to the killer, but how can Sister Maggie get to the truth?

Meanwhile, Sister Maggie continues to have psychic visions of her twin sister Catie, who disappeared more than fifty years ago. But will these haunting new dreams bring Sister Maggie closer to the truth about Catie?

The truth shall set you free, but lies can lead to murder. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

While Justice Sleeps: A Novel by [Stacey Abrams]

From celebrated national leader and bestselling author Stacey Abrams, While Justice Sleeps is a gripping, complexly plotted thriller set within the halls of the U.S. Supreme Court.

“Brilliant and mesmerizing. Abrams follows in Dan Brown’s footprint with this masterfully plotted thriller that unfolds like the ultimate chess match—bold move to bolder move with lives hanging in the balance.”—Lisa Gardner 

“Stacey Abrams is a true novelist, and While Justice Sleeps is a first-class legal thriller, favorably compared to many of the best, starting with The Pelican Brief, which it brings to mindIt’s fast-paced and full of surprises—a terrific read.”—Scott Turow

Avery Keene, a brilliant young law clerk for the legendary Justice Howard Wynn, is doing her best to hold her life together—excelling in an arduous job with the court while also dealing with a troubled family. When the shocking news breaks that Justice Wynn—the cantankerous swing vote on many current high-profile cases—has slipped into a coma, Avery’s life turns upside down. She is immediately notified that Justice Wynn has left instructions for her to serve as his legal guardian and power of attorney. Plunged into an explosive role she never anticipated, Avery finds that Justice Wynn had been secretly researching one of the most controversial cases before the court—a proposed merger between an American biotech company and an Indian genetics firm, which promises to unleash breathtaking results in the medical field. She also discovers that Wynn suspected a dangerously related conspiracy that infiltrates the highest power corridors of Washington.

As political wrangling ensues in Washington to potentially replace the ailing judge whose life and survival Avery controls, she begins to unravel a carefully constructed, chesslike sequence of clues left behind by Wynn. She comes to see that Wynn had a much more personal stake in the controversial case and realizes his complex puzzle will lead her directly into harm’s way in order to find the truth. While Justice Sleeps is a cunningly crafted, sophisticated novel, layered with myriad twists and a vibrant cast of characters. Drawing on her astute inside knowledge of the court and political landscape, Stacey Abrams shows herself to be not only a force for good in politics and voter fairness but also a major new talent in suspense fiction. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover. Paperback

The Final Twist (A Colter Shaw Novel) by [Jeffery Deaver]

“The master of ticking-bomb suspense” (People) returns with a devilishly good thriller, and reward seeker Colter Shaw’s most personal case to date.

Just hours after the harrowing events of The Never Game and The Goodbye Man, Colter Shaw finds himself in San Francisco, where he has taken on the mission his father began years ago: finding a missing courier bag containing evidence that will bring down a corporate espionage firm responsible for hundreds, perhaps thousands, of deaths.

Following the enigmatic clues his father left behind, Shaw plays cat and mouse with the company’s sadistic enforcers, as he speeds from one gritty neighborhood in the City by the Bay to another. Suddenly, the job takes on a frightening urgency: Only by finding the courier bag can he expose the company and stop the murder of an entire family–slated to die in forty-eight hours.

With the help of an unexpected figure from his past, and with the enforcers closing the net, Shaw narrows in on the truth–and learns that the courier bag contains something unexpected: a secret that could only be described as catastrophic.

Filled with dozens of twists and reversals, The Final Twist is a nonstop race against time to save the family…. and to keep the devastating secret Shaw has uncovered from falling into the wrong hands. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook

Denied by [Mary Keliikoa]

PI Kelly Pruett’s search to locate a former classmate’s missing father ends in what appears to be a tragic accident. Kelly will play a high risk game of chance with a killer willing to gamble everything to win. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

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