New Releases For The Week Of May 23rd, 2021–Part 2

The first in a sweet and colorful cozy mystery series from Jess Dylan, Death in Bloom introduces flower shop owner Sierra Ravenswood.

At the Flower House, every rose has its thorn . . .

Sierra Ravenswood is the new part-time employee of the Flower House, a flower shop in Aerieville, Tennessee. It’s true she didn’t expect to be back in her hometown at twenty-eight-years-old, but after her dream of making it as a singer in Nashville crashed and burned, she’s just grateful to have found a soft place to land.

Because, after all, Sierra firmly believes in being optimistic and positive about life, so she’s sure she won’t have to work at the Flower House forever. But things take a decidedly negative turn when a customer drops dead in the middle of her new bouquet-arranging workshop at the store. When it’s discovered he was poisoned by a snack at the event, everyone at the workshop, including Sierra, is on the suspect list. To make matters worse, her boss has gone AWOL and left the store to her for the cost of one dollar, leaving Sierra in charge of both his store and his high-energy Corgi puppy, Gus.

The town is on edge, and Sierra knows that murder is something that an upbeat attitude and a bouquet of sweet-smelling roses can’t fix. She’s determined to figure out whodunit, before anyone else in town meets an untimely reason for needing funeral flowers. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Body in the Book Drop: A Cat Latimer Cozy Mystery Novella by [Lynn Cahoon]

In this Cat Latimer mystery prequel – Cat’s just starting her graduate degree program that will set her up as a Covington professor. Her mom is working at the local public library, but if a board member has his cost cutting way, not for long. When he’s found dead at the library, Cat’s mom is the primary suspect since her banana bread knife is the murder weapon. Cat has to prove that her mom isn’t a killer – before the real culprit decides that curiosity really does kill the Cat. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

The Judge Wore Lamp Black: Mysterious Devices 5 (Magnificent Devices Book 21) by [Shelley Adina]

Book five of the Mysterious Devices series of clockwork cozies set in the Magnificent Devices world!

The family circle is all Daisy and Freddie have longed for. But sometimes a circle can close … and constrict … and kill.

Daisy and Freddie Linden and their friends arrive in Port Townsend, only to be arrested as spies and brought before the most feared man in the Wild West— “Hanging” Judge Wilson Bonnell. But the unexpected intervention of an old friend plucks them out of the frying pan and tosses them into the glittering whirl of local society, where Freddie wonders if she could be in love at last. But they’re still standing too close to the fire—when a long-sought and familiar figure is spotted on the beach, bending over the lifeless body of the judge.

Have they finally located their beloved father, only to have him clapped in gaol by the Royal Canadian Airborne Police? In a dizzying descent from society belles to social pariahs, Daisy and Freddie now have only themselves to rely on. And they have less than a week to force the killer into the light before their beloved father hangs for a crime he didn’t commit.

“Buckle up, you are in for a ride like no other.” — Lori Alden Holuta, author of the Brassbright Chronicles (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Ribbing and Runes: A Paranormal Cozy Mystery (Vampire Knitting Club Book 13) by [Nancy Warren]

Can a secret runic message lead to murder?

As Lucy and Rafe plan their wedding, everyone wants to get involved. The vampire knitting club are crafting the gown, William’s catering, the Miss Watts are making the cake. Everything’s under control. Or is it? Just as Lucy begins to believe there won’t be a hitch in their plans, she receives a curious wedding gift that leads to murder.

Between hen parties, her parents arriving early, running a knitting shop and a murder, will Lucy make it down the aisle in one piece?

Join Lucy and her undead knitting club as they solve another crime.
There’s no violence, sex or bad language, just quirky characters, humor—and murder.
The books can be read on their own, but it’s probably more fun to start at book 1 and binge. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Murder on the Beach: A Destination Murders Short Story Collection by [Karen Cantwell, Ritter Ames, Lucy Carol, Barb Goffman, Eleanor Cawood Jones, Shari Randall, Shawn Reilly Simmons, Cathy Wiley]

SPECIAL PRE-ORDER PRICE OF .99 CENTS. Price after May 28th will be $3.99. Searching for the perfect Beach Read? Then grab this fun collection of eight beach-themed stories written by award winning and best-selling cozy mystery authors. With these light, often funny stories of mystery and intrigue, you will travel to a variety of shores, from the rocky coastlines of New England, to the white stretches of sand on the Atlantic, to the teal and emerald waters of the Gulf Coast, the surfing havens on the Pacific, and even beaches in between. So, take a trip with our authors as they show you that sharks aren’t the only danger near the water. “Frugal Lissa Needs a Break” by Ritter Ames “Beach Party Body” by Lucy Carol “Coast Busters” by Karen Cantwell “A Tale of Two Sisters” by Barb Goffman “Cabo San Loco” by Eleanor Cawood Jones “Footprints in the Sand” by Shari Randall “Bay of Reckoning” by Shawn Reilly Simmons “Frog Days of Summer” by Cathy Wiley (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Murder in New Mexico: A Cottonwood Springs Cozy Mystery (Cottonwood Springs Cozy Mystery Series Book 15) by [Dianne Harman]

Cold case murder investigations are a lot harder to solve than current murder cases.
Particularly when the murder occurred over fifteen years ago.
But when a friend asks Brigid to investigate a cold case for her in New Mexico,
Brigid feels she has to at least try.
What she hadn’t taken into consideration
Were old grudges,
A small town that kept secrets,
And people who were willing to commit hate crimes to keep those secrets.

Join Brigid and Jett, her 125-pound Newfoundland dog, as they try to find the long-ago killer. But not so long ago that the threat of her discovering the identity of the killer makes her a present-day target.

Dogs, recipes, and page-turning action all come together in Murder in New Mexico, the 15th book in the Cottonwood Springs Cozy Mystery Series by a USA Today Bestselling Author. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Signs and Pawtents: A Paranormal Women's Fiction Cozy Mystery (MenoPaws Mysteries Book 2) by [Morgana Best]

There have been some fatal accidents in Wild Lime Mountain. The official police position holds there are no suspicious circumstances, but all the victims were of the Summer Court.

With the killer playing cat and mouse, Nell and JenniFur decide to take matters in their own hands—and paws—with the help of Edison, Daphne, and Delilah.

Can they solve the murders? Will there be a pawsitive outcome? Only time will tail.

Signs and Pawtents is Book 2 in this Paranormal Women’s Fiction Cozy Mystery series from USA Today Bestselling Author, Morgana Best. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Apocalypse Meow (Movie Club Mysteries, Book 7): An Irish Cozy Mystery by [Zara Keane]

“My descent to the Seventh Circle of Hell began with a lawn chair.”

When Maggie loses a lucrative contract for her P.I. agency due to an accidental full frontal flashing, she’s forced to accept the only other job on offer: one involving her nemesis, the pampered show cat, Quibbles. Maggie and her wacky associate Lenny are hired to escort Quibbles to the final round of auditions to become the face of a luxury cat food brand, Purrfect Paws.

Instead of the five-star hotel they were promised, Maggie and Lenny find themselves trapped in a run-down hostelry in the middle of a hurricane. To make matters worse, their fellow guests include five spoiled celebrity cats and their ruthlessly ambitious owners, all of whom are determined that their cat should be chosen as the face of Purrfect Paws.

And then a cat-astrophe strikes. One by one, the owners start dying. With the storm raging, and the body count rising, Maggie and Lenny are determined to find the killer before their inn turns into a morgue.

Can Maggie catch the killer or will her fur-midable opponent get the upper paw? Grab a copy and find out today! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Post Mortem : A Mail Carrier Cozy Mystery Book 6 by [Tonya Kappes]

USA TODAY Bestselling Author Tonya Kappes brings community, friendships, and family together in this heartwarming southern cozy mystery series.

Sugar Creek Gap is a southern small town where everyone puts their differences aside in order to come together for the greater good of the cozy knit community. But when a citizen, Jeff Faulkner, goes missing from the annual Sugar Creek Gap High School fundraiser, the rumor mill starts to turn faster and faster, churning up the past that puts Jeff Faulkner in the spot light.

Bernadette Butler, a local mail carrier, hears all the gossip swirling around while delivering the mail on route. Hearsay says Jeff ran off because his payment for an old gambling debt came due or he ran off with another women making both assumptions irrelevant after Rowena, Bernadette’s feline, finds Jeff’s lifeless body.

Heartbroken for Jeff’s family, Bernie knows all too well what it feels like to become a widow and a son fatherless. Bernie can’t help but collect clues with all the gossip flowing faster than she can deliver the mail, putting her smack dab in the middle of the investigation that has more twists and turns than the roads where Bernie drives her mail carrier truck. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover

Deadly Faux Pas: A page-turning mystery set in Paris (An American in Paris Book 6) by [Susan Kiernan-Lewis]

A pleasant evening dinner boat ride on the Seine is destroyed by a shocking murder—and a kidnapping. This time, there is no question who the perpetrator is. Even his master plan is revealed in stunning clarity to anybody paying attention—which Claire Baskerville certainly is. But for Claire—expat American and private investigator living in Paris—and her daughter, that knowledge may come too late. As Claire desperately searches for her daughter in a Paris whose borders have been briefly sealed due to a threatening viral pandemic, she knows the clock is ticking. The lockdown is only meant to give the hospitals a head start and protect the rest of the country. Will she find Catherine before the lockdown lifts? And her daughter is lost forever into the endless, mysterious mist of the Middle East—where Claire has no doubt her only child is bound for. The sixth and latest installment in the An American in Paris Mystery Series will take Claire on a harrowing and very personal sojourn. This book is a clean read with no graphic violence, sex or strong language. Genre: cozy travel mystery, women amateur sleuth, cozy animal (dog) (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Chocolate Chills (A Mission Inn-possible Cozy Mystery Book 6) by [Rosie A. Point]

Which two things are dark, bitter, and satisfying? Chocolate… and murder

Charlotte Mission is no longer a spy-in-hiding. After a recent brush with the ‘underground,’ Charlie’s happy to be back at the Gossip Inn, serving as the assistant to her retired spy grandmother. This time, however, she’s got her sights set on capturing her ex-husband. Kyle Turner has arrived in Gossip seeking revenge, and if Charlotte doesn’t stop him, there’s no telling how many people will suffer.

But everything’s under control. Charlie and Gamma are in position, and the agency is sure to step in before things get wild. That is until one of the assistants in the kitten foster center is murdered, sending the Texas small town into a blind panic. Can Charlie and Gamma solve the case and stop Kyle before they pay the ultimate price?

Find out in the show-stopping, cozy conclusion to the Mission Inn-possible Cozy Mystery series. Grab your copy today! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Cherringham - Killer Track: A Cosy Crime Series (Cherringham: Mystery Shorts Book 39) by [Matthew Costello, Neil Richards]

Every year Lady Repton opens up her grand estate to host ‘Cherringfest’ – the Cotswold’s favourite music festival. And this year will be special, featuring not just the return of the legendary and infamous metal rock band, Lizard…but also the home debut of the young and wildly successful new group, Unlost. But what should be a summer weekend of fantastic music, food and fun for all, turns frightening when murder is threatened, and one performer is nearly killed. Soon Jack and Sarah are in a race against time, trying to untangle a web of jealousy, egos and revenge before this Cherringfest ends in a deadly climax…

Episode 40 will be available for pre-order soon and will be out October, 29th 2021.

Set in the sleepy English village of Cherringham, the detective series brings together an unlikely sleuthing duo: English web designer Sarah and American ex-cop Jack. Thrilling and deadly – but with a spot of tea – it’s like Rosamunde Pilcher meets Inspector Barnaby. Each of the self-contained episodes is a quick read for the morning commute, while waiting for the doctor, or when curling up with a hot cuppa.

Co-authors Neil Richards (based in the UK) and Matthew Costello (based in the US), have been writing together since the mid-90s, creating innovative content and working on major projects for the BBC, Disney Channel, Sony, ABC, Eidos, and Nintendo to name but a few. Their transatlantic collaboration has underpinned scores of TV drama scripts, computer games, radio shows, and the best-selling mystery series Cherringham. Their latest series project is called Mydworth Mysteries. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

May Day (Hallow Haven Witch Mysteries Book 5) by [Mara Webb]

Sadie Alden has been having a tough week. A huge question mark hangs over her relationship with Miller and things only seem to be getting worse.

As Hallow Haven prepares for the May Day celebrations, Effie and Kate are trying their best to keep Sadie busy. They can only distract her for so long. Sadie quickly learns that the first day of May is significant in the witch calendar, and for some residents it is important for all the wrong reasons.

In an effort to turn things around, Sadie tries her hand at a spell for good luck, but she’s not used to practicing magic by herself and seems to have made a mistake.

In the hours that follow the spell, Sadie finds herself caught up in the dark side of the summer festival. A mysterious woman’s arrival threatens to disrupt the dynamic between Sadie and her guardians, a missing sister might provide a way out, and a ticking clock reminds them all how little time they have left.

May Day is the fifth book in the Hallow Haven Witch Mysteries series. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Shiplap and Spell Hunting (Magical Renovation Mysteries Book 6) by [Amy Boyles]

Clementine’s adventures continue in Shiplap and Spell hunting!

When a mysterious portal opens up in Norma Ray’s barn, giving people everything they wish for, Clem and Rufus are on edge, doing everything they can to close it as quickly as possible.

But that’s easier said than done. When the whole town discovers the portal’s abilities, everyone is wishing for their heart’s desire. Only some folks want things that should never be wished for–namely Malene.

And when Clem and Rufus discover what will happen if they don’t close the portal–namely the destruction of their town, they jump into high gear, doing everything they can to shut it down. But nothing works.

Can Clem and Rufus close the portal, or will it destroy Peachwood?

Find out now! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Clinics and Curses: A Witch Cozy Mystery (Midlife Medicine Book 4) by [Amorette Anderson]

In a village that loves veggies,
drought spells BIG trouble — for gardens and witches alike!

The quirky magical town

of Covenstead, Vermont,

has strict rules.

#1: No Swimming in Crystal Lake

#2: No Meat

#3: No Curses!

Thanks to her pit bull Lucky’s

bad habit of capsizing canoes,

Grace has just broken rule #1.

And it turns out,

she’s not the only one breaking rules this summer…

Someone’s sizzling bacon on a griddle.

And worse — casting curses.

When a murderer strikes, this sprinkle of mischief becomes a downpour.

The upcoming rain ceremony

hangs in the balance.

Grace has no time for

lazing in a hammock with a glass of iced tea.

This nurse has work to do!

For fans of paranormal women’s fiction and witch cozy mysteries — a combination of midlife self-discovery, magic, and murder!

This is book four in the Midlife Medicine series. Can be read as a standalone or as a follow-up to book three, Broken Bones and Botany. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback