New Releases For The Week Of June 27th, 2021–Part 4

Two Can Slay at This Game: A Paranormal Cozy Mystery (Witches of Devil's Orchard Book 3) by [Skye  Sullivan]

Catching a sneaky poisoner, slaying a demonic doll, teaching a cooking class—and going on a date? One false move and Bobbi’s life is going to turn into a dumpster fire…
When a fellow witch from their coven decides to visit Devil’s Orchard, Bobbi’s thrilled to learn more about her own strange brand of fire magic. Until the magic lessons start and she soon realizes that this witch makes Granny look downright sane.
Bobbi’s own sanity is put to the test after her assistant chef Lily is accused of poisoning someone at the annual Easter egg hunt. Sure, Lily was the only one who had access to the woman’s food, but Bobbi knows she’s innocent, even if no one else in town believes her. She’ll need her wand and her wits to track down the real killer—especially when the investigation starts to unearth secrets that some people would kill to keep buried.
And to top it all off, Kitsune has now started eating… vegetables?
Talk about a trial by fire…
Two Can Slay at This Gameis a hilarious, full-length paranormal cozy mystery filled with magic, mockery, meals, murder, monsters, malfeasance, mouthy matrons and metaphysical meddling. And a recipe that Granny doesn’t want you to see! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Peppermint Peril: A Small Town Cupcake Cozy Mystery (Cupcake Crimes Series Book 5) by [Molly Maple]

When a packed Christmas party turns into a murder scene, the small town of Sweetwater Falls has no shortage of suspects.

When Charlotte McKay uncovers a body while catering a Christmas party, she doesn’t know who she can trust. The people who hired her are quick to point the finger in her direction, ramping up her need to find the real criminal. But everywhere she turns, there is a new suspect, and another lie she has to sift through to get to the truth.

Charlotte doesn’t believe that the couple who plays Santa and Mrs. Claus every year at the Christmas festival is capable of something as dastardly as murder, but Nick and Nancy’s alibi turns up one lie after another. Sweetwater Falls has a bounty of wholesome, wonderful people, but the more Charlotte digs for the truth, the more she uncovers secrets that are best left in the dark.

Charlotte knows she needs to find the murderer fast, but when no one is willing to tell the whole truth, Charlotte is afraid she will be brought in for a crime she didn’t commit.

“Peppermint Peril” is filled with layered clues and cozy moments, written by Molly Maple, which is a pen name for a USA Today bestselling author. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

A Deadly Check-In: A French Quarter Mystery (The French Quarter Mysteries Book 3) by [Jen Pitts]

Samantha’s unexpected family reunion should have been full of joy, not ghosts and murder. To prove her innocence, Sammy must investigate a haunted hotel. Can she solve the mysteries of the past and present, to save her future?

A surprise visit from Sammy’s relatives causes more trouble than she imagined. When she discovers her cousin dead at Hotel Jeanne, she becomes the prime suspect. Not only does the family reunion bring up terrible memories, Sammy’s romantic relationship is put to the test.

But she’s not the only one who needs help. The hotel’s new owner is overwhelmed with his antagonistic employees and disruptive ghosts. By organizing the inn’s long-neglected library, Sammy plans not only to clear her name, but learn who, or what, is haunting the hotel.

With the support of her New Orleans family, Sammy must track down the killer and discover the real reason behind the spiritual disturbances at Hotel Jeanne. Can she find the murderer before they try to turn her into a ghost?

A Deadly Check-In is the third book in the The French Quarter Mysteries featuring West Coast transplant Samantha Richardson. Join Sammy as she explores the Big Easy by solving the mysteries of the past and present in this new modern, cozy mystery series. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Tarts and Terror: A Freshly Baked Cozy Mystery by [Kathleen Suzette]

Do you ever get the feeling that dead people are hanging around just looking to spoil your vacation? No? Just me, then? All I wanted to do was attend my son’s wedding and enjoy a few days off, but a killer had other plans.

Allie and Alec are in Wisconsin to attend her son’s wedding and take in a baseball game. They’re staying at the future in-law’s house when someone murders the woman across the street. It’s a nice, quiet neighborhood where things like murder never happen. What could go wrong?

Instead of spending a relaxing week away, Allie and Alec are on another case! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Tiramisu and Turmoil (A Belle Harbor Cozy Mystery Book 5) by [Sue Hollowell]

A catering calamity, pesky paparazzi, and a celebrity wedding whodunit…

Fifth in the Belle Harbor Cozy Mystery series!

With Tilly’s new assistant on board at the bakery, she agrees to take on a catering gig that could skyrocket her business to the next level. While jousting for her space in the kitchen with the temperamental chef, a troubling discovery at the celebrity wedding of the century threatens to shatter her dreams.

Joined by her bestie and armed with enough mascarpone for a lifetime supply of cheesecakes, Tilly sets out to solve the murder. She soon learns why the actors in attendance have won Academy Awards. Nothing is as it seems.

As Tilly quickly discovers, family drama and professional jealousy disguise the clues, making it a doozy of a mystery to detect what’s real and what’s fake. Will the publicity from the event doom the next phase of her bakery plans, or will Tilly be able to uncover the truth in a humdinger of a plot?

Tiramisu and Turmoil is Book 5 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

Diet of Death: A Reluctant Food Columnist Mystery by [Ang Pompano]

Betty Ann Green is the Oprah of the cooking world. No wonder cookbook authors, celebrity chefs, and weight-loss experts alike would kill for a mention in the “Cooking with Betty” column in On Topic Magazine. Diet Guru, Dr. Alan Tolzer, is no exception. He craves the chance for instant success for his latest Westport Diet Book with an interview by the columnist. It’s enough to make him swallow his pride and try to patch up his long-standing feud with the reclusive Betty. No surprise there. Everyone sells their soul in one way or another in the cooking industry. But murder is on the menu when Betty’s assistant, Quincy Lazzaro, arrives for the interview. Quincy becomes entangled and his complicated relationships with both Betty and investigating police sergeant Nina Estevez is nothing less than a recipe for disaster. Bringing the murderer to justice without exposing the secret to Betty’s success proves to be more difficult than a fad diet. (Amazon)

Editions available: Kindle, Paperback

High Heels Mysteries Boxed Set Vol. IV (Books 10-12) (High Heels Mysteries Boxed Sets Book 4) by [Gemma Halliday, Kelly Rey, Catherine Bruns]

High crime meets high fashion in this boxed set of three award winning High Heels Mystery novels featuring fashion designer turned amateur sleuth, Maddie Springer, including:

Suspect in High Heels – book #10
When Maddie Springer—shoe designer turned amateur sleuth—tags along with her mother to the Antiques Extravaganza road show, the last thing she expects to have to do is pull her mom off of a celebrity appraiser after he calls her prized antique hatpin a phony. But things go from harried to homicide when the same appraiser is found dead and Mom is the prime suspect!

Peril in High Heels – book #11
When fashion designer Maddie Springer visits the set of the epic Lord of the Throne fantasy movie, she gets more than a fangirl moment—she get a dead director, a slew of shady suspects, and her best friend being interrogated by police! Now it’s up to Maddie to clear her BFF’s name by tracking down a very real killer among the fake Bobbits, Sworfs, and Elves…before she’s the next target!

Jeopardy in High Heels – book #12
When fashion designer Maddie Springer’s hairdresser-to-the-stars stepfather, Fernando, earns a spot on American’s favorite game show, she’s thrilled! But when one of the other contestants dies, and everyone’s eyes are suddenly on Fernando, it’s up to Maddie to catch a killer and protect her stepfather’s biggest secret from the hungry media at all costs!

Also available:
High Heels Mysteries Boxed Set Vol. I (books 1-3)
High Heels Mysteries Boxed Set Vol. II (books 4-6)
High Heels Mysteries Boxed Set Vol. III (books 7-9)

The High Heels Mysteries:
Spying in High Heels – book #1
Killer in High Heels – book #2
Undercover in High Heels – book #3
Christmas in High Heels – short story
Alibi in High Heels – book #4
Mayhem in High Heels – book #5
Honeymoon in High Heels – novella
Sweetheart in High Heels – short story
Fearless in High Heels – book#6
Danger in High Heels – book #7
Homicide in High Heels – book #8
Deadly in High Heels – book #9
Suspect in High Heels – book #10
Peril in High Heels – book #11
Jeopardy in High Heels – book #12
Deceit in High Heels – book #13

What critics are saying about the High Heels Mysteries:

“A saucy combination of romance and suspense that is simply irresistible.”
~ Chicago Tribune

“Stylish… nonstop action…guaranteed to keep chick lit and mystery fans happy!”
~ Publishers’ Weekly, *starred review*

“Ms. Halliday is the undisputed queen of the genre.”
~ Fresh Fiction (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Ghosts, MOs, and a Baking Show: A Flannigan Sisters Mystery by [Amanda Reid]

The very last place Mina Flannigan Shaffer thought she’d find herself was competing in The Baking Channel’s pie contest. But when her restaurant’s A/C goes on the fritz and the sweet prize money could cover the fix, Mina accepts the offer to pit her talents against Texas’s best pie chefs. Even if she doesn’t win, the exposure alone could mean more traffic to her business, making the decision as easy as pie.
Mina should’ve known it wouldn’t be simple. When the television channel’s founder is discovered dead on the set, her ghost demands Mina solve the murder. If she doesn’t, the ghost will sabotage Mina’s chances.
But who could’ve killed the crusty woman? The channel’s new co-owner, the program’s director, and any of the other six contestants all seem to have a motive. Added to the mix? An evil entity is stalking the hotel. Mina better find the murderer quick, before she loses the competition…and her life.
Follow the Flannigan sisters, a trio of smart, sassy Texas woman endowed with psychic gifts, as they solve crimes in their small communities. They never go looking for trouble, but boy-howdy does it ever find them! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

The Wrong Words (An Adam Norcross Mystery Book 1) by [Yvonne Rediger]

Adam Norcross is not in a good place. He recently buried his mother and now he needs something more than a power struggle between him and his mother’s cat to distract him from his grief. That something comes in the form of an assignment from his boss, Walter Shapiro, who is not a patient man. Not surprising since he reports directly to the prime minister. Shapiro interrupts Norcross’ bereavement leave to give him an assignment. Norcross’ task is to find out how the country’s most eminent climate scientist ended up dead off the highway in a mountain ravine. Was it an accident or suicide? As soon as he speaks to Shapiro, Norcross’ unique precognitive ability tells him it is something else, something darker.

Sergeant Bethany Leith is not thrilled to have Norcross stepping on her toes. Even though Constable Bighetty is willing to give Norcross the benefit of the doubt. Once he inserts himself into Leith’s suspicious death inquiry, Norcross will use his investigative knowledge and unusual talents to help her uncover who wanted Doctor Flete dead and why.

Salish University is ground zero for the investigation. Among those involved are Flete’s dean, his wife, and his new girlfriend. Then there are his colleagues, some of whom denounced Doctor Flete’s important work, including a woman from Adam Norcross’ past. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Sorbet, Schemes, & Slayings: Paradise Beach Cozy Mystery by [Eloise Brightly]

Daisy Elliot doesn’t expect to find a dead body the last weekend of summer, but when she stumbles upon her arch-nemesis from class, she finds David’s business card on her body. Worry for her brother forces Daisy to take on solving another crime.

More than her business interferes with her finding the killer. Her brother is in danger, and she’s at risk of messing it all up.

Will Daisy find the guilty party, or will her brother have to pay for a crime he didn’t commit? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Zombies for Everyone: A Jenna Sutton Supernatural Cozy Mystery: Book 1 by [Kimberly Wylie]

Jenna Sutton is nothing like the iconic vampire slayer of TV fame.

She’s the antithesis of a cheerleader. She’s not peppy. And she sucks at gymnastics. She has nothing in common with the fictional Buffy, other than being blonde and in high school…

Oh, and occasionally she kills vampires for a living as well as other things that go bump in the night.

Following an attack on an English teacher at a nearby school, it becomes clear this wasn’t an ordinary coyote bite. The gray-green Lichtenberg-like webbing of streaks making their way up Ms. Pruett’s arm can mean only one thing—zombies.

But this isn’t a normal zombie attack. The victims seem to be hand-picked.

Can Jenna complete her investigation without the school administrators figuring out she’s actually a high school student from another school? Will Jenna be able to find out who’s behind these attacks before a full-scale zombie outbreak overtakes the town? And, perhaps most importantly…

Why did her best friend kiss her after all of these years? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Cobra's Fang: A Contessa Munroe Mystery (The Contessa Munroe Mysteries Book 3) by [G R Jordan]

A robbery at the Contessa’s highland home. The thief found dead at an island airfield. Can the Contessa and Tiff hunt the murderer across the continents and clear her deceased husband’s name?

A visit home to the family residence in Scotland turns into a personal horror as the Contessa’s private jewellery collection is ransacked. When the Cobra’s Fang, a personal gift from her dead husband, Luigi, is found to be missing, Catriona, aided by Tiff, leaves no stone unturned in hunting down the culprits. But when Luigi’s name is linked to an old gallery heist, Cat must travel the globe to clear his name.

Cobra’s Fang is the third murder mystery involving the formidable and sometimes downright rude lady of leisure and her straight talking niece. When they spit on your husband the only reasonable course is to hit them with both barrels.

Destroy the family name and the Contessa bares her fangs! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Body on Show: A cozy mystery novella (Muddlebay Mysteries Book 3) by [Wendy Cartmell]

Who knew that owning a classic car could be deadly?

When a young couple are found dead in their car, it is generally accepted that it’s an accident. But Flynn and Mabel have their suspicions when the report comes back from the mechanical inspector.

Then Mabel sees a poster for a local car club event where there is a concourse and a prize for the Best in Class and Best in Show. There’s a lot of friendly competition between the entrants. But Best in Show is always won by one of the older owners.

Did he feel threatened by the new interlopers?
And sabotaged their car?

The third instalment of DS Flynn Moran’s experiences in Muddlebay will be available in eBook, audio and paperback. Think Midsomer Murders and Murder, She Wrote, with a dollop of humour, all rolled into one.

Available for pre-order before 1st July 2021.

Praise for Wendy Cartmell…

A page turning read Keith Thomas, TV Broadcaster
Powerful, gut-wrenching story Treebeard
Great , Wendy writes in such a wonderful descriptive way Amazon Review
A strong thriller tackling sensitive issues. Amazon Review
An engrossing read. Mary L
An excellent crime novel and a real page turner Anne Stanmore
Areal page turner and I couldn’t put it down – when is the movie coming out?!?! Action packed throughout! – Ed Riley
Riveting and well written Jo Noel
Loved it – an absolute must for all readers of crime thrillers – Amazon Review (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Getting Rid of Gary (James and Lettice Cote Mysteries Book 1) by [Noah Chinn]

It’s August, 1985, and private investigator James Cote has a problem.Actually, he has several. His wife Lettice is unemployed, over-active, and bored out of her skull. The cheating husband he’d been tailing for two weeks has been killed by his mistress. And someone kidnapped his uncle Gary and shipped him off to Peru.Someone from his own family—a family he hasn’t visited in ten years.Now James and Lettice have to travel 1500 miles to Toronto under the guise of a long-delayed reunion to find out who hated Gary so much to ship him off to another country, but not enough to actually kill him. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Girlfriend For Hire: A Moxie Bloom Mystery by [Sam Greer]

PI by day, girlfriend by night…

Moxie Bloom isn’t having much luck in her day job as a private investigator, so when a rich client asks her to pose as his girlfriend for a family gathering, she reluctantly agrees. With mounting bills, a cat who she suspects wants her dead and her reputation in tatters, she is more than happy to get out of the office for the weekend.

Trapped in a crumbling mansion with a killer…

When her client announces they will be locked in the mansion for the weekend, Moxie starts to doubt her decision. A few hours later, one of the guests is found dead and it is up to Moxie to figure out who the killer is before they strike again. Can she solve the mystery in time?

A Moxie Bloom Cozy Mystery (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

New Releases For The Week Of June 27th, 2021–Part 3

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

Goodbye Calais Club: Totally Addictive Crime Fiction (A DC Holly Towns Murder Mystery) (A Port Alma Murder Mystery Book 2) by [Anne Shillolo]

Detective Constable Holly Towns is back in this new and addictive crime fiction series!

Nothing can shake a city to its core like the killing of a serving police officer. Especially when another murder swiftly follows.

The investigation is entwined with an arson attack that destroys the landmark Calais Club, and DC Holly Towns and the rest of the Port Alma CIU team are divided. Was the death a tragic accident? Or was it payback? Was the officer in over his head with the local underworld? Or was his death a personal and permanent message?

Holly runs the risk of alienating her only ally, not to mention her new boss. Her vision of the crime and its origins are different than theirs, but there’s no way she can investigate on her own. Or is there? But, if one officer was killed for crossing a line, will Holly be next?

At the same time, she has to fight to focus on the case, as events from her distant past loom large in the present day.

Goodbye Calais Club will take you on a tightrope walk over a torrent of clues, villains, and hidden threats. Port Alma may never be the same.

If you like complex characters, twisty plots, and a fast-paced story, the Goodbye… series is for you. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Motorhome Mayhem: A Paranormal Women's Fiction Mystery (The Seaside Psychic Book 2) by [K.J. Emrick, S.J.  Wells]

“Nooooo! You can’t be here!”

The shrill scream shattered the entirely normal morning that Maddalena D’Angelo had been enjoying.

Racing to see what was wrong she found that her landlady, Grace Howard, was moments away from being run over by a massive motorhome.

Acting on instinct alone, Maddalena jumped to the rescue, pulling her friend out of the way.

Confronting the driver, she and her neighbor Max, learn that the man doesn’t know who he is, where he is or why he is there.

But his blood-slicked forehead tells Maddalena that something very wrong has happened.

The shadows collect themselves into pools of darkness around the motorhome just before she discovers something truly horrifying inside…

To figure out what is really going on here, Maddalena will once again need to use her art.

Because in Art, there is truth!

Editions Available: Kindle

Murder, Curlers, and Kites: A Valentine Beaumont Mini Mystery (The Murder, Curlers Series Book 6) by [Arlene McFarlane]

An employee’s sudden disappearance brings dark secrets to light. Can this impetuous beautician crack a secret code and find her employee before time runs out?When beautician Valentine Beaumont’s star employee, Jock de Marco, goes missing, Valentine fears the worst. Jock could turn a Plain Jane into a knockout with the mere touch of his comb. But despite his talents in the salon, this tame career might not be enough to distance himself from a dangerous past that may be coming back to haunt him.Valentine will stop at nothing until she finds out what happened to this Argentinean Hercules, but other things are getting in her way: an elusive assailant, a cryptic email, an infuriating employee, and one hot detective who is pressuring her to give up her search for the sexy stylist.Can this impulsive heroine uncurl the mystery and save Jock? Or will she be too late and live a lifetime filled with regret? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Spinsters, Spies, and Murder: Victoria Parker Regency Mysteries Book Five by [Jennifer Monroe]

A dead spinster, a host of spies, and a hidden treasure smuggled back from France all provide Victoria Parker with her most perplexing inquest yet!

Having now settled her differences with her romantic interest, James Kensington, Miss Victoria Parker is ready to embark on the next stage of their life, which includes the young boy left in her care, Percy. That notion comes to a sudden halt when James’s aunt arrives – and introduces her plans for their future.
To make matters worse, an unwanted guest from the past appears on Vicky’s doorstep…
Baron William Gerard, a fellow former guest at the home of the Duke of Everton, and a man Vicky finds nettling, arrives with a request. Find the murderer of his spinster sister Mary Margaret, and he will see that Percy is admitted to one of the finest schools in England.
Agreeing to the terms, Vicky embarks on a murder inquest that is not as simple as it first appears. It seems the suspects are all spies with one goal in common – to learn the location of a vast treasure only Mary Margaret knew.

With whispers of romance, lies, and alibis sweeter than wine, Vicky must navigate through the greed to unravel this ‘whodunit’. And as James’s aunt crosses the final line, Vicky prays that James will finally have the courage to push back…

A cozy, romantic Regency murder mystery that will keep you guessing til the end.
Read for free in Kindle Unlimited! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

EYEWITNESS: A Gripping Mystery Suspense Thriller by [Marc Timms]

Murder in High Speed

Johanna can’t catch her breath. She had witnessed a murder, and now the killer wants to make her the next victim on his list. She can barely go fast enough to keep him at bay.
The high-speed chase leads her to Jessica’s family and the questions about that murder. How could she have been killed in a locked room – and by whom? She makes inroads with the family – perhaps too well as she find more than she needed about the family.
These questions pile up as Johanna continues to try to solve multiple murders – all while staying alive. (Amazon)

Editions available: Kindle

Unbound: A Doyle Witch / Riga Hayworth Paranormal Mystery Crossover (The Witches of Doyle Book 10) by [Kirsten Weiss]

Three Witches and a Metaphysical Detective…

Riga just wants to mentor three young witches and go home. Doyle witch Jayce wouldn’t take help if it landed on her. But when a man is murdered in front of their eyes, these two must learn to work together. Because a dead man is the least of their worries…

Jayce Bonheim loves magic and Doyle, California. But she and her small town have been paying a deadly price for the fairy gate she and her sisters can’t close. Now, a society of dark magicians has returned to town, a deadly winged monster has come through the gate, and an old friend has been murdered. And the new mentor who’s supposed to help Jayce and her sisters seems to have an agenda of her own…

It was supposed to be a simple training gig for Riga Hayworth, not a murder investigation. Still reeling from a tragic mistake in her past, she’s determined to stay retired. But the murder and the town’s magic seem tied together. Can Riga resist the lure of an investigation?

A thrilling and funny paranormal mystery, packed with magic, mystery, and murder. Unbound is perfect for fans of Mercy Thompson, Supernatural, and Charlaine Harris. Buy Unbound and start reading this page-turning witch mystery today. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Lemon Murder Pie (A Sunny Side Up Cozy Mystery Book 5) by [Rosie A. Point]

There’s nothing sweeter than revenge. Except for lemon murder pie…

Life has returned to normal in Parfait, Florida. Unfortunately, normal is a relative term for Sunny Charles, who’s hoping that everything will stay peaceful in the Sunny Side Up Café. Her wishes aren’t answered. When Sunny’s aunt goes missing, she’s convinced that nefarious causes are to blame, ones related to Sunny’s looming past and newly deceased ex-husband. To make matters worse, a friend of Sunny’s new beau is murdered—a case of poisoning by lemon meringue pie. If Sunny doesn’t solve the case, she might wind up losing two people in one fell swoop. With strange figures watching her from under shadowy eaves, and the certainty that all is ill in this cozy small town, Sunny’s got to solve two cases in one. That or risk losing everything she holds dear. Can she figure out whodunit and free herself from her past? Find out in the final installment of the Sunny Side Up Cozy Mystery series—grab your copy today! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Hazardous Cruise (A Rachel Prince Mystery Book 9) by [Dawn Brookes]

A saboteur. A dead body. Rachel Prince risks all to track down a determined killer.

Cruise ship sleuth, Rachel Prince just wants to spend New Year’s Eve with her husband and the in-laws. But when she gets a call from the Coral Queen’s chief of security, Jack Waverley, she drops everything and flies to Italy. There, she parts from her husband and joins her favourite ship for a winter Mediterranean and Adriatic voyage.

Rachel discovers a crew under pressure. With Waverley threatening to lose control and a health and safety chief on the warpath, it’s hard to know what’s coming next. Not only is Waverley worried about what the saboteur will do next, he’s received a spate of personal threats.

When Rachel’s new boss is found dead it appears the saboteur has upped the ante. Buried beneath lies, suspects and conflicting evidence, Rachel struggles to unravel a complex web of deceit. As she works undercover, Rachel finds herself isolated and under attack.

Can the clever sleuth find out who is behind these unusual incidents before she too becomes a target?

Hazardous Cruiseis the ninth book in the Rachel Prince Mystery series. If you like determined sleuths, clean murder mysteries and jaw dropping surprises, you’ll love Dawn Brookes’s latest offering.Buy Hazardous Cruise to unravel this mystery today! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover

Potions of Peril (Charm Kitty Mysteries Book 2) by [J. L.  Collins]

Never trust a cat. Especially if he’s psychic.

Maggie Owens is a busy witch these days. Between running the local magical museum and the alluring Charmer’s Market, she’s got her hands full. And that’s not counting handling her new furry partner in crime, Winston, and his enthusiastic fanbase.

But she never dreamed she’d be doing damage control after one of her more notorious vendors drops dead in the middle of a busy shopping day. When the poisoned victim is a scam artist who won’t be missed… everyone’s a suspect.

Between Winston’s wonky visions, the Charmer’s Market’s business drying up, and daydreaming about the handsome but elusive vampire, Nicolai—Maggie has more trouble on her hands than she can shake a stick at.

She must switch out her witch’s hat for a detective’s cap, and find the killer before the thriving magical community she inherited turns into a literal ghost town. Or the killer makes their next move…Time for some sun, sand, and sass! Potions of Peril is book two in the Charm Kitty Mysteries. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Death and Croissants (A Follet Valley Mystery) by [Ian Moore]

‘A joyous read.’ ALAN CARR

‘A very funny page-turner. Fantastique!’ ADAM KAY, COMEDIAN AUTHOR OF THIS IS GOING TO HURT

‘A writer of immense wit and charm.’ PAUL SINHA, ITV’s THE CHASE

‘Ian is one of my favourite writers; this is hilarious and a great mystery too.’ JANEY GODLEY


Richard is a middle-aged Englishman who runs a B&B in the fictional Val de Follet in the Loire Valley. Nothing ever happens to Richard, and really that’s the way he likes it.

One day, however, one of his older guests disappears, leaving behind a bloody handprint on the wallpaper. Another guest, the exotic Valérie, persuades a reluctant Richard to join her in investigating the disappearance.

Richard remains a dazed passenger in the case until things become really serious and someone murders Ava Gardner, one of his beloved hens… and you don’t mess with a fellow’s hens!

Unputdownable mystery set in rural France, by TV/radio regular and bestselling author Ian Moore – perfect for fans of Richard Osman’s The Thursday Murder Club

Everyone is wanting mort! – praise for Death and Croissants: �� ��

Death and Croissants is a far funnier book than a story about a bloody murder has any right to be’. Josh Widdicombe

‘This is like two great books in one, a tricksy whodunnit, and a really, really funny story.’ Jason Manford

‘Good food and a laugh-out-loud mystery. What more could anyone want in these dark times?” Mark Billingham

Death and Croissants is such a relentless rollercoaster ride of laughs and twists, it should come with a height restriction and health warning.’ Matt Forde

‘Sharp, slick and surprising – like the author himself – Death and Croissants is the Loire Valley’s answer to Murder on the Orient Express. I’d marry him tomorrow (Richard, the protagonist; Ian too).’ Cally Beaton

‘Though I disagree with the opinions on muesli and the hen naming system that are in this book, I will let those pass and say that it is funny, pacy and very entertaining! It also has short chapters – I find many modern novels take far too long to get to the next chapter, but there’s no hanging about here’. Robin Ince

‘I like my mysteries like I like my croissants – full of joy and not able to put them down until I’ve finished them! Ian is a master of wit on stage, and he has translated that to the page brilliantly. I loved this book.’ Zoe Lyons

‘I’ve always been a fan of Ian Moore’s stand up so I was really looking forward to reading this book. And it’s exactly what I hoped for. The same beautifully descriptive use of language, the quiet excellence of the storytelling, the understated wit that catches you unawares.’ Ian Stone

‘I’d never connected the words “death” and “croissants” before, but now they’re inextricably linked. It’s a rollicking qui-dunnit with as many twists as the Loire itself’. Stephen Clarke, author of 1000 Years of Annoying the French

‘I love this book: it’s so vivid and bright. I’m instantly in France with a glass of wine in my hand when I pick it up. It’s so funny, so different and like being on holiday and watching a classic film all at once.’ Laura Lexx, Comedian and author of Klopp Actually

‘Just like the Loire’s other great export, Sancerre, Ian Moore’s prose is reassuringly dry, beautifully constructed, and deeply satisfying. Marty Wilson, Australian Comic of the Year (Amazon)

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Ruff and Tumble (Dog Groomer Mysteries Book 2) by [Chelsea Thomas]

Every dog has his day. And so does every person. 

“This new series from Chelsea Thomas is just as good as the apple orchard series. Read it for humor, heart and plenty of cute little animals!”

Amy opened a pet salon in her quaint hometown, just outside of Hollywood, and she’s cleaned up every dog in the village. 

Well, almost every dog.

There’s a Hollywood mogul living up in the hills who refuses to have her little chihuahua groomed. The woman says she doesn’t trust anyone with her precious fur baby, but Amy wears her down, and schedules an in-home grooming appointment.

Amy expects that the lady is going to be nicer than people say, and she looks forward to the appointment. But when Amy arrives for the grooming…

…the woman is dead.

When the cops arrive, the body of the Hollywood mogul is nowhere to be found! Amy realizes she’s going to have to solve this murder or no one else will, so she and her grumpy Granny take the case.

Within days, the ladies start getting warnings. “Stay away.” “Don’t look for something you don’t want to find.” “You’re next.”

Will our heroes catch the killer on time, or will they be victims number two and three? 

Read now.  (Amazon)

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A Dollop of Sorcery (The French Quarter Witch Mystery Series Book 3) by [Constance Barker, Corrine  Winters]

A Dead Councilman Dressed as a Clown

When Georgie offers the art gallery space to a dance troupe for a fundraiser, she didn’t realize murder would follow. Or that the dearly departed would be dressed in a clown suit adorned on a Mardi Gras float. Not only is the murder weapon strange, but several suspects raise concern with Raphael and Georgie. Myrna, the victim’s housekeeper was treated poorly, but would that lead to murder? The victim also partaked in poker…could a player he double crossed want revenge? Or is the culprit closer to home, such as a brother cheated out of an inheritance.

Xavier records Georgie using magic spells and threatens to reveal it to the city. Will an attempted exorcism of her gallery out her as a witch?

***Find out in the Third Installment of The French Quarter Witch Mystery Series*** (Amazon)

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Stormy Blend (A Paramour Bay Cozy Paranormal Mystery Book 20) by [Kennedy Layne]

You’re going to have to be quick as lightning in order to help solve this shocking whodunit in the latest installment of the Paramour Bay Mysteries by USA Today Bestselling Author Kennedy Layne…

A massive nor’easter is about to descend upon the quaint coastal town of Paramour Bay, Connecticut. Thunder is already rumbling overhead, lightning streaks are illuminating the dark eastern skies, and relentless winds are already knocking down trees. The residents have been instructed to gather together at the local high school for their safety, but the colossal storm isn’t the only thing they need to fear on this stormy night.

Raven Marigold believes that someone wants to use the severe weather as a cover to steal her family’s grimoire. She and her witty familiar will do whatever it takes to prevent the cherished two-hundred-year-old tome from landing in the wrong hands. To do that, they must first discover the identity of the thief…and who it is might be more shocking than the lightning overhead!

You’ll want to bring your umbrellas, rubber boots, and rain slickers to solve this electrifying mystery! (Amazon)

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We'll Always Have Chicago: A Mattie Tucker Paranormal Cozy Mystery by [Juliette Harper, Rana K.  Williamson]

The Twenties. Chicago. Bootleg booze. Gangsters. Jazz. And a country boy from Miller’s Cove, Tennessee.

One dark night newly promoted Detective Preston Jackson walked down the wrong alley and into the arms of a red-haired vampire named Lucille. Fast-forward to the present.

Lucille shows up in Mattie Tucker’s town—and she’s looking for Press. Sparks fly like hot lead from a Tommy gun and someone doesn’t make it out alive. 

Return to Miller’s Cove for the third Mattie Tucker cozy mystery. He’s a little Bogart. She’s a little Bacall—and Miller’s Cove is the paranormal, retro town you didn’t know you needed, but will never want to leave. (Amazon)

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New Releases For The Week Of June 27th, 2021–Part 2

The Librarian's Curse by [PL Harris]

Could the drive to solve a century old mystery lead to an untimely death?

Little Creek Librarian, LILY KEEGAN discovers a dragon-shaped, jewelled pendant with a ruby centre hidden in a 12th century book. Against Head librarian, Carmen’s advice, she wears the pendant which could prove to be the biggest mistake of her life when it sets in motion a string of life-threatening near misses. Fireman and Thor look alike, BRAYDEN FLETCHER makes split-second decisions every day of his life. Struggling to recover from a traumatic event; a death in a house fire he couldn’t prevent, Brayden seeks solace with his mother’s dear friend, Carmen on the other side of the country. As far away from his mistakes as possible.

Believing the pendant is the century old Cursed Dragon, Lily’s every effort to avoid disaster is failing. When her best friend is kidnapped and held at ransom for the ruby, Brayden is the only one she can trust. Using Lily’s historical knowledge to their advantage, Lily and Brayden must race against time to expose the truth and prevent a tragedy. (Amazon)

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The Memory Bell by [Kat Flannery]

Grace Penner’s safe haven crumbles when a body is found outside of town. Gifted the memory bell, a family heirloom, from her grandfather’s will, Grace’s excitement is soon squashed when the bell gets broken right after she receives it. While gluing the pieces back in place, she discovers three are still missing.

Determined to find them, she is halted when the new detective, Bennet James, investigates her family. Grace is intent on showing the detective her family isn’t capable of murder, but as the investigation deepens, and pieces of the bell show up with ominous notes, Grace soon realizes the Penners are not what they seem. Amidst the tightly knit family; dark secrets, deception, and possibly even murder unfold. Will Grace be able to save the family she loves more than anything without losing herself forever? (Amazon)

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Double Wide: A Davis Way Crime Caper Book 10 by [Gretchen Archer]

POP QUIZTrue or False: Bellissimo Resort and Casino Super Spy Davis Way Cole, her partner, Fantasy Erb, and a trivia queen named Mango Matisse are kidnapped.

The answer is true. Stuffed in the storage compartment of a motorhome, the women are abducted from a golf course and abandoned on a ravaged barrier island somewhere in the Gulf.

Fill in the blank: Did the kidnapper get it wrong? Did he kidnap Davis thinking she was__________?

The correct answer is Bianca Sanders, wife of Bellissimo Casino owner Richard Sanders.

Yes or No: Everyone in Biloxi, Mississippi is searching for them.

The answer is yes. And no. When the story goes viral, not only is everyone in Biloxi trying to find them, everyone in the Deep South and beyond goes on the lookout for the missing women.

Multiple Choice: To escape the island and find their way home, Davis, Fantasy, and Mango must:

A. Survive on mac and cheese
B. Scale a dead shark
C. Build a rescue bonfire
D. Discover the island’s secrets
E. All of the above

The answer is E. All of the above.

Bonus Question: When help finally arrives, will Davis learn he’s no help at all?

The answer is in DOUBLE WIDE. (Amazon)

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Death's Requiem: A Yorkshire Murder Mystery (DCI Harry Grimm Crime Thrillers 6) by [David J. Gatward]

Music can be murder.

When the body of internationally-renowned vocalist Gareth Jones is found hanging in the tower of a church, the walls daubed in occult symbols, the world of classical music, and the local dales community in which he grew up, is shaken to its core.

With the worst winter in years sweeping through Wensleydale, the spectre of a friend’s death haunting one of his team, and a killer driven by forces darker than he could ever imagine, Grimm and his team are up against the creator of not just a masterpiece, but a symphony of pain.

And it’s up to Harry to make sure that when the curtain comes down, there’s no chance of an encore…

Death’s Requiem is the sixth book in the DCI Harry Grimm crime thriller series, set in the Yorkshire Dales, and perfect for fans of L. J. Ross, J.R. Ellis, Margaret Mayhew, Jeanne M. Dams, J. M. Dalgliesh, Roger Silverwood, J. D. Kirk, Adam Croft, Alex Smith, and Simon McCleave (Amazon)

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Pranks and Perplexities in Las Vegas: A Humorous Tiffany Black Mystery (Tiffany Black Mysteries Book 26) by [A.R. Winters]

A Cupcakes-and-Crime Capera

When cupcake-loving croupier Tiffany Black investigates the death of a local prankster, she’s pleased when she seems to have solved it straight away…

“Winters will have you giggling into your book!”

One suspect “confesses” to the crime immediately.

And then another suspect “confesses” to being the real killer.

And then another suspect confesses.

And another… and another.

Soon Tiffany and Ian find themselves back to square one, unsure of who the real killer is, and why all their suspects are intent on confessing their “guilt”.

Meanwhile, Ian joins a secret society, and Stone asks Tiffany to investigate a new acquaintance…

Praise for A.R. Winters:

“Fans of Stephanie Plum, meet Tiffany Black, A.R. Winters’s new heroine.” – Rea,

“You fall in love with Tiffany Black from the start, and the mystery starts immediately” – Melissa Greenberg, Top 1000 Reviewer

“The perfect balance of being lighthearted, but still a serious page-turning mystery.” – Jaycie D,

Pranks and Perplexities in Las Vegas is the twenty-sixth book in The Tiffany Black in Las Vegas Mystery Series. Though it can be read as a standalone, it’s best read in series order.

This is a lighthearted cozy mystery featuring a strong female protagonist, some unusual friends and family, and a mystery that needs solving! It has no graphic gore, bad language or sex. (Amazon)

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Haunt Around the Clock (A Ghostly Haunted Tour Guide Cozy Mystery Book 15) by [Rose Pressey]

Meet Ripley Van Raden. Or Rip for short. Librarian by day. Haunted tour guide by night. When a menacing ghost starts harassing Ripley in her home, she has to hunt down the ghost’s identity and what he wants before he does irreversible damage to her life. Someone from Ripley’s past shows up in town, too, and she wonders if perhaps there’s a connection to the ghost haunting her. Does her blast from the past have bad intentions? Just when Rip thinks things can’t get worse, a couple of murders in town brings even more chaos. Now Rip must find the connections between the mysteries before the ending to this story turns out not to be a happily ever after. (Amazon)

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Jewel of the Aisle: A humorous cozy mystery novella (Annabelle Archer Wedding Planner Mystery Book 18) by [Laura Durham]

A wedding in a historic hotel that was once a haven for pirates and smugglers seemed like a romantic notion. Until the bride’s bling vanishes.

Wedding planner Annabelle Archer is off to the Bahamas to coordinate a wedding renewal ceremony and celebration for one of her best clients. Although it’s the height of summer—and feels like nearly a hundred degrees on the tropical island–she’s glad for the break from her bustling business in Washington DC. But her break is short-lived when the bride’s diamond ring disappears.

While her sassy assistant Kate and the always entertaining (and usually intoxicated) hairdresser Fern try to calm the bridal party, Annabelle and her best friend Richard Gerard search the old island hotel for clues. Can they find the ring in time for the ceremony, or will the missing bauble vanish like pirate treasure in the stormy Caribbean seas?

Jewel of the Aislea novella, is the 18th book in the Agatha Award-winning Annabelle Archer Wedding Planner Mystery Series. If you like hilarious-yet-deadly whodunits, charming characters, and delightfully witty tales, you’ll love Laura Durham’s cozy mystery series.

**This story originally appeared as a much shorter story in the anthology Passport to Murder, which is no longer in print. The story has been expanded into a novella. (Amazon)

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A Murder of Convenience (The Chronicles of Brother Hermitage Book 22) by [Howard of Warwick]

Medieval Crime Comedy continues unabated as Howard of Warwick refuses to be abated.

From the Best-Selling author of this very peculiar genre comes yet more medieval murder with the usual dash of nonsense.

This time, there’s murder in the air; and in the bushes, the castles, the highways and byways. And Brother Hermitage is caught in the middle of the lot; as usual.

Even though he’s expecting a murder to be dropped in his lap at any moment, the arrival of this one and the manner of its delivery take him completely by surprise.
As the tale unravels, a simple murder and an investigation to discover the culprit would be a bit of a relief.

But the Normans seem to be at the bottom of this and their intentions are wholly dishonourable. When the church puts its nose in the mix, Wat the Weaver concludes that they are completely out of their depth.

But there is a victim, or there might be, and action must be taken.

A journey to Nottingham reunites them with some old friends, well, friends-ish, but they seem as confused as everyone else. At least Cwen finds an ally, which gives Wat plenty to worry about.
When the weaver gets drunk and comes up with the most ridiculous suggestion for a murder investigation that any of them have ever heard, it’s clear that things have gone downhill very quickly.

With very important people showing a great interest in this business, Hermitage has to be very careful with his, “aha”; if he can even come up with one that makes sense.

Who did whatever it is that might have been done?
Will everyone live happily ever after?
Were they living happily to begin with?

Read A Murder of Convenience and there’s a small chance you might find out.

And then there’s the crime of Mrs Grod’s cooking.

Reviews for the previous volume continue a trend

5* Brilliant tale of mayhem and murder
5* Genius, funny, endearing and a proper page turner
5* Howard of Warwick never fails to deliver a good laugh (Amazon)

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A Villa in Sicily: Orange Groves and Vengeance (A Cats and Dogs Cozy Mystery—Book 5) by [Fiona Grace]

“Very entertaining. Highly recommended for the permanent library of any reader who appreciates a well-written mystery with twists and an intelligent plot. You will not be disappointed. Excellent way to spend a cold weekend!”
–Books and Movie Reviews (regarding Murder in the Manor)

A VILLA IN SICILY: ORANGE GROVES AND VENGEANCEis book #5 in a charming new cozy mystery series by bestselling author Fiona Grace, author of Murder in the Manor, a #1 Bestseller with over 100 five-star reviews (and a free download)!

Audrey Smart, 34, has made a major life change, walking away from her life as a vet (and from a string of failed romances) and moving to Sicily to buy a $1 home—and embark on a mandatory renovation she knows nothing about. She finds herself busy running the town’s new shelter, while also renovating her own problematic home—and dating again.

When Audrey gets a call to find an injured stray in an orange grove at an old estate, the last thing she expects to find is love. The estate owner is charming, handsomeand like no one she’s met before. Might he be a Mafiosi?

It seems like the surprises never end, until she finds one more thing on her way out of the grove: a dead body.

A laugh-out-loud cozy packed with mystery, intrigue, renovation, animals, food, wine—and of course, love—A VILLA IN SICILY will capture your heart and keep you glued to the very last page.

“The book had heart and the entire story worked together seamlessly that didn’t sacrifice either intrigue or personality. I loved the characters – so many great characters! I can’t wait to read whatever Fiona Grace writes next!”
–Amazon reviewer (regarding Murder in the Manor)

“Wow, this book takes off & never stops! I couldn’t put it down! Highly recommended for those who love a great mystery with twists, turns, romance, and a long lost family member! I am reading the next book right now!”
–Amazon reviewer (regarding Murder in the Manor)

“This book is rather fast paced. It has the right blend of characters, place, and emotions. It was hard to put down and I hope to read the next book in the series.”
–Amazon reviewer (regarding Murder in the Manor)

Book #6 in the series—CANNOLI AND A CASUALTY—is now also available! (Amazon)

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Lethal Lullaby (A new mom turns PI mystery) (A Maternal Instincts Mystery Book 10) by [Diana Orgain]

Hush, little baby, don’t say a word. Killer’s gonna find you in Alcatraz.

Kate’s going to prison—Alcatraz, that is!

When her brother, Andrew, comes to San Francisco on a business trip, Kate takes some time off sleuthing to hang out with her family and tour the city’s best sites. She thinks the hardest part will be playing nice with her Instagram influencer sister-in-law. But then Andrew’s work rival winds up dead—and Kate, nearly seven months pregnant with twins, is trapped on Alcatraz with the killer.

The clock is ticking, and Kate’s to-do list is clear.
1.Escape Alcatraz.
2.Clear Andrew of murder.
3.Catch the real killer.
4.Find a restroom before the twins start playing kickball with her bladder.

Will Kate solve the case before it’s too late? And can the family rally together to save Andrew once Kate’s estranged father reappears on the scene?

Break out of ordinary life in the tenth book of the Maternal Instincts Mysteries, a laugh-out-loud, page-turning cozy mystery series by USA Today Bestselling Author, Diana Orgain.

“GREAT SERIEs! I love reading these books from Diana Orgain!!!:–Janet D, Amazon Reviewer

“Love these books! And yes, you can’t put them down!”–Donata M, Amazon Reviewer

“Hooked from the first book! Great reading. I highly recommend.”–Rose C, Amazon Reviewer

Clean read: no graphic violence, sex, or strong language.
Genre: humorous culinary cozy mysteries, cat cozy mystery series/women amateur sleuth/detective mystery

Bundle of Trouble (Book 1)
Motherhood is Murder (Book 2)
Formula for Murder (Book 3)
Nursing a Grudge (Book 4)
Pampered to Death (Book 5)
Killer Cravings (Book 6)
A Deathly Rattle (Book 7)
Rockabye Murder (Book 8)
Pram & Poison (Book 9)
Lethal Lullaby (Book 10)
Cereal Killer (Book 11) (Amazon)

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Mystery at the Chateau Madrigal: A Chef Dani Rosetti Cozy Mystery (Chef Dani Rosetti Cozy Mysteries Book 4) by [Dianne Harman]

A missing bride-to-be hours before a dream wedding in Provence, France, and a caterer’s worst nightmare.

Being hired to cater a wedding in Provence where the who’s who of France will be attending is a dream come true. Even better that it’s being held at the Chateau Madrigal, a winery just outside of Marseille.

Chef Dani assumes there will be plenty of time off to explore Michelin restaurants, where Van Gogh lived and painted, and Provence in all its beauty, with its flamingos, black bulls, and miles of Camargue salt flats. To say nothing of imbibing in the award-winning wines the chateau produces.

Sounds ideal, right? Not quite. Not when Amalie, the bride-to-be, goes missing hours before the wedding. Kidnapped for ransom is ruled out, but who would want to kidnap the bride-to-be? And why?

Perhaps the disgruntled maid of honor? Or the bride’s jealous sister? Or even the man who wasn’t chosen to be the new winemaker at Chateau Madrigal? Good thing the caterer’s sous-chef is a private investigator! And have you ever heard of a dog being a maid of honor?

Join Chef Dani Rosetti, her sous-chef, Arthur, and Killer, a huge Mastiff dog, as they search the wine caves beneath the chateau for Amalie. Caves that are dark and frightening. But if the chateau’s security force hasn’t had any luck finding Amalie, how can they hope to find her in time for the wedding? The wedding the French tabloids are calling “The Wedding of the Year”.

This is the 4th book in the Chef Dani Rosetti Cozy Mystery Series by a USA Today Bestselling Author. (Amazon)

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Magic & Misfortune (Starry Hollow Witches Book 14) by [Annabel Chase]

Welcome to Starry Hollow, where spells were made to be broken.

Misfortunes never come alone.

When a valuable jewel goes missing, Ember Rose is tasked with tracking it down. She quickly learns that the jewel wasn’t hidden away for its monetary worth but for safety because the jewel has the power to bring misfortune to its possessor. When the negative consequences start piling up, throwing one obstacle after another in her way, Ember turns to magic to find the jewel before it can wreak havoc on the entire town of Starry Hollow.

Will Ember locate the jewel in time or will the wheel of misfortune roll through town and crush the hopes and dreams of everyone she holds dear—including her own?

Magic & Misfortune is the fourteenth book in the Starry Hollow Witches humorous paranormal cozy mystery series. (Amazon)

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Murder at the Pet Expo (Wagging Tail Cozy Mystery Book 10) by [Cindy Bell]

An animal loving sleuth. A shocking murder. Will Nikki, Sonia, and their clever canines track down the murderer?

Sonia is so excited when her gorgeous Chihuahua, Princess, gets picked to be featured in a dog calendar. A famous animal photographer is taking the photos at the pet expo a few towns over. So Nikki, Sonia and their lovable pooches go on a special trip. They cannot wait to enjoy the fun outing.

But their plans come to a grinding halt when someone ends up dead. Nikki and Sonia along with their lovable pups lend a helping paw to try to solve the murder quickly, so that the calendar photoshoot can go ahead and Princess can get her moment in the spotlight. But the victim was not exactly an agreeable person and had more foes than friends. Nikki and Sonia try to untangle a web of suspects and clues in order to get to the truth.

It’s a race against time to collar the murderer before all the suspects disappear.

Murder at the Pet Expo is the tenth novel in the Wagging Tail Cozy Mystery series. If you like quirky characters, loyal canines, and twists and turns that will keep you glued to the page, then you’ll love Cindy Bell’s heartwarming, tail wagging whodunits.

Buy Murder at the Pet Expo by USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author Cindy Bell to unleash a gripping, page-turning cozy mystery that will keep you guessing until the end. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Murder Under A Full Moon: A 1930s Mona Moon Historical Cozy Mystery Book 7 (A Mona Moon Mystery) by [Abigail Keam]

Mona Moon goes to Washington D.C. to have lunch at the White House with Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady of the United States. While in Washington, Mona wants to take in the sights but her visit is marred by the violent death of two men who were trying to procure copper contracts with Moon Enterprises. Mona is then approached by American agents to spy for the government. Mona wants no part of that as “gentlewomen do not read other’s mail.” Mona soon realizes that she and Moon Enterprises are thrust upon the world stage of countries vying for power whether she likes it or not. All Mona wants to do is run Moon Enterprises and marry Lord Farley, but events make that impossible. Mona must make a choice. Does she fulfill her duty to her country and forget Lord Farley? Or does she forge ahead and place her country in jeopardy by selling copper to whoever wants it? It looks like 1934 is going to be a challenging year for Mona. (Amazon)

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Trouble Restored: Book 13 of Trouble Cat Mysteries by [Carolyn Haines]

WHO HAUNTS LOFTUS MANOR? For Tommie Sykes inheriting Loftus Manor in Wetumpka, Alabama, is both a blessing and a curse. The beautiful old estate holds potential as an inn, and the legend that it’s haunted may be a boon. But the whispers that it’s cursed? Not good for business or Tommie’s health.

Harley Jones has lived on the estate as groundskeeper for the past five years. He and the former owner, Samuel Loftus, found friendship and good company over games of chess and a glass of Scotch. Harley never believed Samuel’s rambling ghost stories about the manor. That is, until Samuel committed suicide and Tommie showed up to claim her inheritance. Now the strange happenings have him second guessing himself and following the lead of a strange black cat named Trouble.

Rumors of ghosts and hauntings have Trouble on red alert. A ghostie is one thing, but murder is another kettle of fish for the black cat detective. The game is afoot and he’s on the job—finding clues and pushing Tommie and Harley toward romantic awareness—with his usual flair and keen observations of the “bipeds.” (Amazon)

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New Releases For The Week Of June 27th, 2021–Part 1

The Night Hawks (Ruth Galloway Mysteries Book 13) by [Elly Griffiths]

There’s nothing Ruth Galloway hates more than amateur archaeologists, but when a group of them stumble upon Bronze Age artifacts alongside a dead body, she finds herself thrust into their midst—and into the crosshairs of a string of murders circling ever closer.

Ruth is back as head of archaeology at the University of North Norfolk when a group of local metal detectorists—the so-called Night Hawks—uncovers Bronze Age artifacts on the beach, alongside a recently deceased body, just washed ashore. Not long after, the same detectorists uncover a murder-suicide—a scientist and his wife found at their farmhouse, long thought to be haunted by the Black Shuck, a humongous black dog, a harbinger of death. The further DCI Nelson probes into both cases, the more intertwined they become, and the closer they circle to David Brown, the new lecturer Ruth has recently hired, who seems always to turn up wherever Ruth goes. (Amazon)

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Little Black Book (Bibliophile Mystery 15) by [Kate Carlisle]

San Francisco book-restoration expert Brooklyn Wainwright is on the case when a rare edition of Rebecca leads to murder in this latest installment of the New York Times bestselling Bibliophile Mystery series.

Brooklyn and her hunky husband, security expert Derek Stone, have just returned from a delightful trip to Dharma, where the construction of their new home away from home is well underway, when a little black book arrives in the mail from Scotland. The book is a rare British first edition of Rebecca, and there’s no return address on the package. The day after the book arrives, Claire Quinn shows up at Brooklyn and Derek’s home. Brooklyn met Claire when the two women worked as expert appraisers on the television show This Old Attic. Brooklyn appraised books on the show and Claire’s expertise was in antique British weaponry, but they bonded over their shared love of gothic novels.

Claire reveals that during a recent trip to Scotland she discovered her beloved aunt was missing and her home had been ransacked. Among her aunt’s belongings, Claire found the receipt for the package that wound up with Brooklyn and Derek. Claire believes both her own life and her aunt’s are in danger and worries that her past may be coming back to haunt her.

But just as Brooklyn and Derek begin to investigate, a man who Claire thinks was following her is found murdered, stabbed with a priceless jeweled dagger. With a death on their doorstep, Brooklyn and Derek page through the little black book, where they discover clues that will take them to the shadows of a medieval Scottish castle on the shores of Loch Ness. Under the watchful gaze of a mysterious laird and the irascible villagers who are suspicious of the strangers in their midst, Brooklyn and Derek must decode the secrets in Rebecca to keep their friend’s past from destroying their future…. (Amazon)

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Mocha, She Wrote: A Bakeshop Mystery by [Ellie Alexander]

When a barista competition comes to town, Torte’s favorite pastry chef finds herself sleuthing once again—in the next installment of Ellie Alexander’s beloved Bakeshop Mystery Series, Mocha, She Wrote!

Summer has ushered in a new season in the charming hamlet of Ashland, Oregon. Torte is bustling with tourists taking in star-drenched shows at the Elizabethan, setting out to hike in the surrounding Siskiyou Mountains, and sampling the bakeshop’s summer lineup of raspberry lemon tarts and mint mojito cold brews. Jules and the team are buzzing with excitement when they learn that Andy, Torte’s head barista, has been selected to compete in the West Coast Barista Cup.

The prestigious competition draws coffee aficionados from up and down the coast to Ashland. The winner will not only claim to be best-in-brew, but also be awarded a hefty cash prize. Andy’s nervous about his chances, but Jules is confident that her star barista will shine. However, things take a grim turn when head judge Benson Vargas spits out Andy’s first offering, claiming it to be the worst thing to ever touch his lips—and hours later, is found dead clutching Andy’s creamy latte. Suddenly Torte’s favorite barista becomes the number one suspect. There’s no roast for the weary. Jules will have to sleuth out whodunit to clear Andy’s name and catch a killer before she ends up with one foot in the grounds. (Amazon)

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Pup Fiction (A Melanie Travis Mystery Book 27) by [Laurien Berenson]

With a new litter of Standard Poodles on the way, it’s shaping up to be a vibrant July in Greenwich, Connecticut, for Melanie Travis. Too bad there’s a killer in town who would love to drain the life out of her summer . . .

While usually protective, Melanie feels comfortable sending her sons to the Graceland School’s summer camp for two reasons: The institution is well-regarded and proprietor Emily Grace is a trusted friend. But Emily has been acting strange since three rambunctious Dalmatian puppies suddenly appeared on her doorstep. The unusual arrival marks the first of several mysterious happenings at camp, each more intense than the last. Emily’s rough streak takes a frightening turn with a discovery in the nearby woods—the body of her estranged ex-husband.
As suspicions rush in, proving that Emily didn’t murder her biggest mistake will be about as easy as raising prize-winning show dogs. Realizing she’s the only one who can prove her friend’s innocence and keep the Graceland School from shutting down, Melanie dives into an investigation on the victim’s whereabouts leading up to his demise. With a few spotty clues and Aunt Peg’s growing curiosity about the Dalmatian pups’ origins, Melanie must name the culprit before good intentions come back to bite! (Amazon)

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Death of an Italian Chef (Hayley Powell Mystery Book 14) by [Lee Hollis]

The charming coastal town of Bar Harbor, Maine, has a fancy new Italian restaurant—and a nasty new murder . . .
As the food and cocktails columnist for the Island Times, it’s Hayley Powell’s job to stay on top of the latest eateries in town. Just in time for the summer tourist season, Chef Romeo, a successful restaurateur from New York City, has opened an establishment called—naturally—Romeo’s. But between his over-the-top temperament and his no-holds-barred diet, Chef Romeo may not live through the grand opening.
When the chef actually does suffer a mild heart attack, he ends up sharing a hospital room with Hayley’s brother Randy, who’s there for gall bladder surgery. Chef Romeo has tasted Hayley’s cooking and asks her to take over his restaurant while he’s laid up. But this temporary gig may turn permanent, after the chef dies from complications. Only thing is, Randy tells a different story. He might have been sedated, but Hayley’s bro swears he saw someone come into their room and put Romeo out of his misery. Now it’s up to Hayley to find the person who had no reservations about killing the chef . . .
Includes delectable recipes from Hayley’s kitchen!  (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Audiobook

A Glimmer of a Clue (A Fairy Garden Mystery Book 2) by [Daryl Wood Gerber]

Courtney Kelly has a shop full of delights, a cat named Pixie, a green thumb—and a magical touch when it comes to garden design. But in Carmel-by-the-Sea, things aren’t all sweetness and fairy lights . . .

When Courtney’s friend Wanda gets into a ponytail-pulling wrestling match in public with a nasty local art critic, Courtney stops the fight with the help of a garden hose. But Lana Lamar has a talent for escalating things and creating tension, which she succeeds in doing by threatening a lawsuit, getting into yet another scuffle—in the midst of an elegant fundraiser, no less—and lobbing insults around like pickleballs.  
Next thing Courtney knows, Lana is on the floor, stabbed with a decorative letter opener from one of Courtney’s fairy gardens, and Wanda is standing by asking “What have I done?” But the answer may not be as obvious as it seems, since Wanda is prone to sleepwalking and appears to be in a daze. Could she have risen from her nap and committed murder while unconscious? Or is the guilty party someone else Lana’s ticked off, like her long-suffering husband? To find out, Courtney will have to dig up some dirt . . .
Praise for Daryl Wood Gerber’s A Sprinkling of Murder
“Enchanting series launch from Agatha Award winner Gerber . . . Cozy fans will wish upon a star for more.”
Publishers Weekly

“A winner. . . . Fans of Laura Childs’ work will enjoy.”
Booklist (Amazon)

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Beauty Expos Are Murder (A Poppy McAllister Mystery Book 6) by [Libby Klein]

Gluten-free baker Poppy McAllister is about to see the ugly side of beauty expos . . .
Easter weekend on the Jersey Shore is hopping. Poppy’s Bed and Breakfast is busier than ever, but she needs to leave things in the hopefully capable hands of Aunt Ginny—and paws of Figaro the black smoke Persian. She’s selling her paleo muffins and keto cookies at the Health and Beauty Expo in Cape May’s Convention Hall. Normally sharing a booth with the love of her life would be a treat, but she’s recently discovered secrets that throw her new romance into chaos.
But more secrets are about to be exposed at the expo. In his keynote address, prominent cosmetic surgeon Dr. Lance Rubin reveals his breakthrough anti-aging technology. Unfortunately, someone has one-upped him with a truly foolproof anti-aging formula: murder. With the plastic surgeon dead under his own UV mask, and bedlam reigning in the hall and back at the B&B, Poppy needs to follow a twisted trail marked by glowing footprints to unmask a killer . . .
Includes Seven Recipes from Poppy’s Kitchen!
“Fans of Chopped will have fun juggling the complicated set of suspects and following a romantic triangle that has yet to be resolved.”
Kirkus Reviews on Restaurant Weeks Are Murder (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook

The Keepers: A Mystery (Mace Reid K-9 Mystery Book 2) by [Jeffrey B. Burton]

Jeffrey B. Burton’s The Keepers is the next installment of the Mace Reid K-9 series, featuring golden retriever cadaver dog Vira and her handler, Mason Reid.

Mason “Mace” Reid lives on the outskirts of Chicago and specializes in human remains detection—that is, he trains dogs to hunt for dead bodies. He calls his pack of cadaver dogs The Finders, and his prize pupil is a golden retriever named Vira.

When Mace Reid and Vira are called in to search Washington Park at three o’clock in the morning, what they find has them running for their very lives. The trail of murder and mayhem Mace and CPD Officer Kippy Gimm have been following leads them to uncover treachery and corruption at the highest level, and their discoveries do not bode well for them . . . nor for the Windy City itself.

The Keepers is an exciting, fast-paced mystery filled with courageous dogs you’ll want to root for. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook

Death of an Irish Mummy (The Dublin Driver Mysteries Book 3) by [Catie Murphy]

“There is so much to like about the cozy perfection that is Catie Murphy’s Death on the Green, from the lush Irish travelogue to the precise balance between comic relief and crime.”

Squiring a self-proclaimed heiress around Dublin has got limo driver Megan Malone’s Irish up—until she finds the woman dead . . .

American-born Cherise Williams believes herself to be heir to an old Irish earldom, and she’s come to Dublin to claim her heritage. Under the circumstances, Megan’s boss Olga at Leprechaun Limos has no qualms about overcharging the brash Texas transplant for their services. Megan chauffeurs Cherise to the ancient St. Michan’s Church, where the woman intends to get a wee little DNA sample from the mummified earls—much to the horror of the priest.

But before she can desecrate the dead, Cherise Williams is murdered—just as her three daughters arrive to also claim their birthright. With rumors of famine-era treasure on the lands owned by the old Williams family and the promise of riches for the heirs, greed seems a likely motive. But when Olga surprisingly becomes the Garda’s prime suspect, Megan attempts to steer the investigation away from her bossand solve the murder with the help of the dashing Detective Bourke. With a killer who’s not wrapped too tight, she’ll need to proceed with caution—or she could go from driving a limo to riding in a hearse . . .

Praise for Dead in Dublin

“[Murphy’s] irrepressible debut provides a lively entry in the Dublin Driver Mysteries.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Dead in Dublin serves up an interesting whodunit story as it helps push the cozy mystery genre forward into the new decade. One cannot help but be curious to see how this new series unfolds.” —Criminal Element (Amazon)

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It Takes Two to Mango: A Tropical Island Cozy Mystery (Trouble in Paradise! Book 1) by [Carrie Doyle]


It’s all fun in the sun until there’s a murder in paradise

Looking for an escape to the Caribbean? Check out this new series:

  • Great beach read
  • Perfect for fans of Ellery Adams and Vicki Delany
  • For readers of mysteries set in paradise

After Plum Lockhart’s job as a travel magazine editor is eliminated in corporate cuts, she decides she’s sick of cold winters in NYC and fruitless swiping on dating apps—what she needs is a dramatic change of scenery. On a whim, she accepts a job as a villa broker and moves to a beautiful Caribbean island.

However, paradise isn’t as perfect as it seems: the slow pace of island life, the language barrier, and a cutthroat office rival make Plum question leaving her old life behind. But when a client is found dead in the jacuzzi of Casa Mango—a property Plum manages—she knows she’s really in a jam. With a killer loose on the island Plum will have to deal with a stonewalling police chief, a string of baffling clues, and a handsome Director of Security to solve this deadly case! (Amazon)

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Draw and Order (A Paint & Shine Mystery Book 2) by [Cheryl Hollon]

Appalachian artist and local guide Miranda Trent opens a new murder investigation after her Paint & Shine tour group discovers the remains of a missing hiker along an ancient trail . . .

For her latest excursion, Miranda is thrilled to take a close-knit group of rock climbers, the Risky Business Adventurers, up the challenging Battleship Rock Trail to paint and sample moonshine. But the outing is cut short when they discover a skeleton near the trailhead. Even more startling, the bones belong to Howard Cable, Miranda’s cousin…and a former classmate of the Risky Business group.

The sheriff chalks it up to a hiking accident, but Miranda isn’t convinced that Howard, an experienced woodsman, died within sight of a well-marked trail. So, with the help of Ranger Austin Morgan, Miranda sets out on her own investigation and discovers that the Risky Business group is keeping plenty of secrets. But is one of them hiding the truth about Howard’s death?  


“With its colorful characters, charming Southern setting, and well-plotted mystery, the Paint & Shine series is the perfect blend of all things cozy.”
Ellery Adams, NYT and USA Today best-selling author

“Using a palette of clever plot twists and intriguing characters, Cheryl Hollon creates a richly drawn world that’s both bucolic and dangerous in Still Knife Painting. Readers will take a shine to this addictive new series!”
Agatha Award-winning author Ellen Byron (Amazon)

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K-9 Hideout (A K-9 Alaska Novel Book 4) by [Elizabeth Heiter]

Dirty cops, hidden identities and a deadly stalker…

Police handler Tate Emory is thankful that Sabrina Jones saved his trusty K-9 companion, Sitka, but he didn’t sign up for national media exposure. That publicity unveils his true identity to the dirty Boston cops he took down…and brings Sabrina’s murderous stalker even closer to his target. With their covers blown, Tate will risk his life—and his guarded heart—to save Sabrina from a fatal end.

From Harlequin Intrigue: Seek thrills. Solve crimes. Justice served.

Discover more action-packed stories in theA K-9 Alaska Novel series. All books are stand-alone with uplifting endings but were published in the following order: 

Book 1: K-9 Defense
Book 2: Alaska Mountain Rescue
Book 3: K-9 Cold Case
Book 4: K-9 Hideout (Amazon)

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How can Dorothy Martin clear an elderly woman of murder, when she can’t remember if she did it or not?

American Anglophile Dorothy Martin and her husband, retired chief constable Alan Nesbit, are enjoying a pleasant, albeit rain-soaked, stay in the historic university city of Durham with their old friend David Tregarth. Castle tours and cathedral services fill their days as they wander up and down the steep, cobbled lanes of the medieval city. But the holiday comes to an abrupt halt when David’s elderly great-aunt is accused of the murder of a fellow patient at her nursing home. How could a frail dementia sufferer commit such a terrible deed? Dorothy is determined to prove Aunt Amanda’s innocence, and launches into an unofficial investigation. But as she and David navigate their way amongst reckless students, inefficient police work and witnesses who have lost the ability to remember, the investigation soon becomes as twisty, slippery and treacherous as the damp cobblestones outside . . . (Amazon)

Editions Available: Hardcover, Paperback

Death of a Dolly Waggler: A Jill Cooksey Mystery (The Jill Cooksey Mysteries Book 2) by [Lesley St. James]

Puppets are cute, right? Deadly too!

With her boyfriend MIA and her trip-of-a-lifetime canceled, cash-strapped Jill Cooksey decides to use her vacation to moonlight on the set of a children’s TV show and earn some much needed dough. The Mr. Snicklefritz Show is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary, and all Jill has to do is give tours of the set and answer questions. Even better, she gets to meet all her childhood heroes: Mr. Snicklefritz, Princess Gretel, and Squirrelly-Joe. How difficult could it be?

Deadly difficult.

When a puppeteer is murdered, Jill’s excitement turns to fear as she learns that puppets have problems and what you see on TV is far from the truth. With the TV network threatening cancellation, can Jill figure out who’s pulling the strings and save The Mr. Snicklefritz Show?

Death of a Dolly Waggler is the latest madcap adventure for Jill Cooksey, a PR professional whose clients never fail to misbehave but whose friends always have her back. With the help of her PR Posse, Jill takes on clients, criminals, and the New York dating scene. It’s hard to say which is worse.

LESLEY ST. JAMES is also the author of the award-winning novel The Sweet Scent of Death, which first introduced feisty sleuth Jill Cooksey. Connect with Lesley at (Amazon)

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Trouble Down Mexico Way (A Blanche Murninghan Mystery) by [Nancy Nau Sullivan]

Trouble has a way of finding Blanche Murninghan…

When Blanche “Bang” Murninghan visits an exhibit of ancient Mayan ruins in Mexico City, she sees that all is not ancient. One of the mummies has a pink hair clip embedded in its haylike do, and the texture of the skin is not quite right.

Blanche, a part-time journalist, starts to dig for answers and gets tangled in the mystery of the mummy at the Palacio Nacional.Her cousin and traveling companion, Haasi Hakla, aids and abets and puts the reins on Blanche. All the while, the two eat and drink their way across the city, following one hunch after another with a cast of colorful characters that include a prescient elderly chilanga, an amiable overworked detective, and a stunning doctor of shady deeds.

The cousins are willing to risk kidnapping and attempted murder to get at the truth, but first, Blanche stops for another excellent beer and Haasi delights in one more taco al pastor.

Trouble Down Mexico Way is the second book in the Blanche Murninghan cozy mystery series. Each of the books can be read as a stand-alone. Foreword Reviews is in love with the “spunky heroine” and Kirkus Reviews says, “There’s a reason Blanche Murninghan’s cousin Jack calls her ‘Bang.’ When she gets mad, it’s an event to rival a Santa Maria Island sunset and it happens about as often.”

Fans of Jana Deleon’s Miss Fortune Mystery series and Tonya Kappes A Camper and Criminals Cozy series will fall hard for the colorful characters and exciting misadventures in the Blanche Murningnan Mysteries.

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours–Framed And Frosted

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Framed and Frosted (Cupcake Catering Mystery Series)
Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Publisher: Cinnamon & Sugar Press (June 22, 2021)
Number of Pages: 323
Digital ASIN: B092W8TKCC

I’m so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for author Kim Davis and her new book Framed And Frosted  It is the third book in her Cupcake Catering Cozy Mystery Series. I read it and it was really good.

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Framed and Frosted (Cupcake Catering Mystery Series)
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I love the plot in Framed and Frosted. Along with a well-crafted mystery, a lot of other things happen in the book. As much as I’d love to divulge those things, I won’t! You’ll have to find them out for yourself.
~Christy’s Cozy Corners

Kim Davis is an awesome storyteller and her books are amazing treats that should not be missed!
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This story does pack in a lot of sub-plots . . . they only add to the story and do not detract at all. I was amazed at how the author kept everything flowing smoothly and wove each story succinctly into the major plot.
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Framed and Frosted, the third book in the Cupcake Catering Mystery series, finds cupcake caterer, Emory Martinez, working at a Laguna Beach society Fourth of July soiree, with her sister and their new employee, Sal. With a host that seems intent on accosting both catering employees and guests alike, things go from bad to worse when he accuses Sal of murdering his long-dead son.

As the crescendo of exploding fireworks overhead becomes the backdrop for cupcakes and champagne, a deadly murder occurs. Can Sal and Emory explain why the cupcake the host ate, after shoving a trayful of buttercream frosted cupcakes onto Sal, resulted in his death? Or will the guests and detective alike believe that Sal is a murderer? Emory and her octogenarian employer, Tillie, whip into action to find out who framed Sal after being frosted by the victim.

Includes recipes!

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The characters are well rounded and well developed.  Emory once again has a mystery to solve, this one being who killed the host of a catering party her sister was working.  Tillie is a hoot and she gets Emory and herself in some funny predicaments. But they are also getting pretty good at figuring out the killer and the culprit should be worried.   

The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and these descriptions added a lot to my enjoyment.  The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read.   The mystery was well plotted and there were enough clues to sift through  and suspects to consider.  I really enjoyed trying to figure out the murderer.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery. I really love this series and the author’s way of telling a story, and if you have not read this series yet, I suggest you do.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book and provided my honest review.

About – Dr

Kim Davis lives in Southern California with her husband. When she’s not spending time with her granddaughters she can be found either writing stories or working on her blog, Cinnamon, Sugar, and a Little Bit of Murder or in the kitchen baking up yummy treats.  She has published the suspense novel, A GAME OF DECEIT, and cozy mystery, SPRINKLES OF SUSPICION and CAKE POPPED OFF. She also has had several children’s articles published in Cricket, Nature Friend, Skipping Stones, and the Seed of Truth magazines. Kim Davis is a member of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime.

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Mrs. Claus and the Santaland Slayings


It’s the first Christmas in Santaland for April Claus–but it may also be her last unless she can uncover a villain with a killer Christmas wish. . .

Love is full of surprises–though few compare to realizing that you’re marrying the real-life Santa. April Claus dearly loves her new husband, Nick, but adjusting to life in the North Pole is not all sugarplums and candy canes. Especially when a cantankerous elf named Giblet Hollyberry is killed–felled by a black widow spider in his stocking–shortly after publicly arguing with Nick.

Christmastown is hardly a hotbed of crime, aside from mishaps caused by too much eggnog, but April disagrees with Constable Crinkle’s verdict of accidental death. As April sets out to find the culprit, it’ll mean putting the future of Christmas on the line–and hoping her own name isn’t on a lethal naughty list . . . (Goodreads)


The characters are well developed and well rounded.  It was nice to meet April and Nick, but I would have preferred to meet them under different circumstances. There were a lot of characters to meet, and at times I got a little confused who was who. That is only my opinion and others may not agree with me. April has her hands full trying to find the killer of an unfriendly elf so that her husband does not take the blame.

The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and these descriptions pulled me into the story from the very beginning.  The writing style flows smoothly  and the book is an easy read.  The mystery was well plotted and although I figured out the culprit fairly early, it did not detract from my enjoyment.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery.  And if you like Christmas sprinkled in with your reading, grab this book and enjoy.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book provided by the publisher, Kensington Books, and NetGalley, which I greatly appreciate.

Mrs. Claus and the Santaland Slayings: A Funny & Festive Christmas Cozy Mystery (A Mrs. Claus Mystery Book 1) by [Liz Ireland]

Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours–Poker Face

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Poker Face: A Spotted Pony Casino Mystery
Murder Mystery
1st in Series
Publisher – Windtree Press
Number of Pages – 300+-
Digital ASIN : B0965NG13Y

I’m so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for author Paty Jager and her new book Poker Face.  It is the first book in her A Spotted Pony Casino Mystery Series. 

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Dela Alvaro is a disable veteran who grew up on the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation. When an IED in Iraq ended her military career, she came home to reassess her life and landed a job in security at the Indian run casino on the reservation.

Not even a year into being the assistant to the head of security, the head of security is found working with a human trafficking ring and Dela is promoted on a trial basis. When one of the casino employees is found stabbed and stuffed in a laundry chute, she knows she can kiss head of security good-bye if she doesn’t find the killer before the media gets hold of the story.

While she is in over her head, she can’t decide if the FBI Special Agent called in to help is a blessing or a curse. It’s a man she ran across in Iraq who overrode her authority. When a second casino employee is killed, Dela has to decide if she can trust the special agent with not only keeping her job but keeping the rest of the casino employees safe.

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Paty Jager is an award-winning author of 51 novels, 8 novellas, and numerous anthologies of murder mystery and western romance. All her work has Western or Native American elements in them along with hints of humor and engaging characters. Paty and her husband raise alfalfa hay in rural eastern Oregon. Riding horses and battling rattlesnakes, she not only writes the western lifestyle, she lives it.

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New Releases For The Week Of June 20th, 2021–Part 4

Diamonds, Ghosts, and Champagne Toasts (The Witches of Pinecroft Cove Book 6) by [Nicole St Claire]

Ever since moving to Pinecroft Cove, Tamsyn has been faced with more questions than she can shake a stick at. What type of witch is she? What happened to her mother? Why can’t she bake a pie without it exploding?

As this final mystery unfolds, she may finally get the answers she’s been seeking. Or, an evil witch and a demon baby might bring about the end of the world. It could go either way.Don’t miss the thrilling conclusion of the Witches of Pinecroft Cove series! (Amazon)

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Framed and Frosted (Cupcake Catering Mystery Series Book 3) by [Kim Davis]

Framed and Frosted, the third book in the Cupcake Catering Mystery series, finds cupcake caterer, Emory Martinez, working at a Laguna Beach society Fourth of July soiree, with her sister and their new employee, Sal. With a host who seems intent on accosting both catering employees and guests alike, things go from bad to worse when he accuses Sal of murdering his long-dead son. As the crescendo of exploding fireworks overhead becomes the backdrop for cupcakes and champagne, a deadly murder occurs. Can Sal and Emory explain why the cupcake the host ate, after shoving a trayful of buttercream-frosted cupcakes onto Sal, resulted in his death? Or will the detective and guests alike believe that Sal is a murderer? Emory and her octogenarian employer, Tillie, whip into action to find out who framed Sal after he was frosted by the victim. Includes recipes! (Amazon)

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The Case of the Peculiar Inheritance (McKenzie Sisters Mystery Series) by [Samantha St. Claire]
Witty and irascible Rose McKenzie tackles Denver’s criminal cases with a woman’s intuition and a loaded Smith and Wesson tucked in her skirt pocket.

Eager for adventure beyond her scientific experiments, Rose accepts her uncle’s challenge to become Denver’s first female private detective. When a wealthy woman employs her to track down a burglar, Rose zealously applies her unique investigative talents to prove she can handle any job. After two more home invasions turn violent, Rose races to find the perpetrator before another innocent shows up on a slab at the city morgue.

With the stakes raised, Rose employs the help of her friend, the attractive Dr. Taylor Whitman, to lure the perpetrator out of hiding—with Rose as the bait. What Rose fails to foresee is the complexity of the crime, involving more than one perpetrator tasked with silencing her. Will her cunning be enough to unravel the clues before it’s too late?

Step into Denver’s bustling city streets at the turn of the century with Rose McKenzie, a spirited private investigator, and a woman brave enough to undertake any case.

Don’t miss The Case of the Peculiar Inheritance, a stand-alone novel in the delightfully entertaining McKenzie Sisters Mystery series. (Amazon)

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The Case of the Copper King (McKenzie Sisters Mystery Series) by [MK McClintock]
Clever and feisty Cassandra McKenzie engages her newest assignment for the Pinkerton Agency with a knack for deception and a blade in her boot.

Smart, skilled, and unafraid to get her hands dirty, Cassandra grudgingly takes on a new assignment in one of Colorado’s busiest mining towns, where murder and theft draw her deep into a puzzle of lies, quarries, and forgery.

When the mysterious and handsome Quinn Morgan is enlisted to help solve the case, she reluctantly accepts his presence for an undercover scheme meant to draw out the crooks and retrieve the stolen money before they end up buried in a mountainside. Will their talents be enough to untangle truth from deceit before they run out of time?

Ride the rails to Durango at the turn of the century with Cassandra McKenzie, a woman cunning enough to solve the toughest cases in some of the Rockies most rugged and beautiful places.

Immerse yourself in The Case of the Copper King, a stand-alone novel in the delightfully entertaining McKenzie Sisters Mystery series. (Amazon)

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Around the Ring of Thieves (A Ghosts of Landover Mystery Book 9) by [Etta Faire]

Sometimes in Landover, the puzzles fight to stay unsolved.

In 1962, the Landover History Museum was quietly robbed in the dead of night. Thieves made off with precious jewels worth millions of dollars including ones loaned to the museum by one of Landover’s richest residents.

As police began tracking down leads, they discovered the body of Wyatt Mills in an abandoned building they believed the missing jewels were hidden in. 

The young man had a stolen engagement ring from the museum heist in his pocket, but no other jewels were found in the building. And the case was never solved.

Now, Wyatt’s family has come to Carly for help solving his murder and uncovering the story. They say they want to clear his name, but Carly knows they’d really like her to use her mediumship abilities to find out information about where the stolen jewels are. 

There’s a reward for their return, and many in Landover believe they’re hidden somewhere in town and that a puzzle was left behind about their whereabouts, involving the room Wyatt was found in. 

But when Carly meets Wyatt’s ghost, she knows there’s much more to the puzzle than that.

And it involves Landover’s curse, the scrapbooks, and the ring itself.

Can Carly figure out where she fits into this puzzle and solve Wyatt’s murder, even as the pieces start falling apart around her? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Dead Man's Trail: Psychic Sleuths and Talking Dogs (A Jaz and Luffy Cozy Mystery Book 10) by [Max Parrott]

Deep in the wilderness, murder awaits…

Jasmine imagined a relaxing camping trip along the beautiful White Mountain trail would be the perfect way to take a break and forget about the murder investigations plaguing her life. However, she can’t shake the feeling that something is wrong—and when she experiences a harrowing vision soon after embarking on her trip, her suspicions are confirmed.

After she and her group stumble upon shocking new information about a long-lost cold case, Jasmine’s hopes of a quiet getaway are crushed. Isolated from the outside world and armed only with her wits, she becomes determined to solve the murder—but it quickly becomes clear that somebody is hell-bent on stopping the truth from ever being brought to light…

As the weather turns sour and tensions rise within her group, Jasmine scrambles to unmask the killer and identify the elusive threat that haunts her visions. Is a mysterious killer lurking on the mountainside? Or does someone in her group harbour a dark secret?

If you love thrilling detective stories with plenty of tension, a loveable sleuth, and a head-scratching who-dun it, then Jasmine’s adventure on the White Mountain trail is a fun and cozy paranormal mystery that will keep you coming back for more. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover

Ghoul Boss: A Lady of the Lake School for Girls Cozy Mystery (The Vega Bloodmire Wicked Witch Mystery Series Book 10) by [Sarina Dorie]

Wicked witches. Murder. Mystery.

A cozy mystery with magic, witches, and a ghoul at a magical boarding school.

You’ve never experienced a spelling bee until you’ve tried one at a magical boarding school for witches. Magic is never more dangerous than when it is misspelled. Prepare to be stung by this spelling bee.

As a teacher at the most prestigious magical boarding school for witches, Ms. Vega Bloodmire is in her element doing what she does best—namely, boss people around. She’s ready to show off her academic coaching skills as queen of the spelling bee, demonstrate she’s worthy of being hired back the next school year, and take the Merlin-class Celestor exam to prove she is a powerful and skilled witch.

Yet when a mysterious message is slipped under Vega’s door, alluding to knowledge of her ghoulish secret, her world is turned upside down. She must find out who has discovered her taboo cravings for cadavers and dabblings in forbidden magic before she loses her job or is tried as a criminal.

Unfortunately, she has a mountain of obstacles keeping her from finding her enemy, including an uncooperative magical purse, a nemesis sabotaging the school spelling bee, an interfering do-gooder of an ex-boyfriend, and rival students intent on cursing each other with more than profanities. These teenagers have big hexes and know how to use them.

How is she supposed to keep her word helping a sick student and ghosts she’s promised to do good deeds for when rival students, vengeful teachers, and a micromanaging principal all stand in her way?

Vega must find her new enemy before her life is ruined, she is fired from her summer job before she’s even hired for it, and she becomes the most unfashionable witch in the land.

Can Vega discover who knows her ghoulish secret before they expose her?

This book starts with Vega Bloodmire’s life before working at Womby’s School for Wayward Witches when she was a new and inexperienced teacher at Lady of the Lake School for Girls. GHOUL BOSS is the 10th book in the series of mysteries taking place at a magical academy, but these whodunnits are fine to be read in any order.

Clean, cozy, no sex or swearing, PG 13—perfectly fine for teens or grandmas who like mysteries with magic. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

The Case of the Troubled Tycoon: A Gilded Age Historical Cozy Mystery (Shipwreck Point Mysteries Book 5) by [Elise M. Stone]

A power struggle for a prominent position. A forbidden romance about to be exposed. A desperate deed that could solve both problems.

Titus Strong finds himself in a once familiar situation—a gathering of the distinguished, wealthy members of the upper class. When he’d moved to this small seaside town, he thought he’d left all of that behind.

The gentlemen have need of a counselor to draw up documents for the establishment of the Whitby Yacht Club, and who better to call upon than the town’s most famous lawyer? It’s a simple task that will bring him a healthy fee to tide him over until he acquires additional clients.

But when one of the rivals for commodore of the club is found murdered in his study, the attorney’s role undergoes a sudden change. Although reluctant, he agrees to employ his skills in defense of one of the members, even though he’s not sure of his innocence.

Is he once again trapped into defending a guilty man? Or is his new client truly blameless?

The only way he’ll find out is to lead his own investigation in a search for the killer. Along with his secretary, Elisabeth Wade, and former Pinkerton Detective Owen Campbell, Titus must once again solve a murder. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

The Island: A heart-stopping psychological thriller that will keep you hooked in 2021 by [Mary Grand]

The Island – where everyone knows everyone, and secrets are impossible to keep…

‘Be careful, you don’t know them as well as you think. Remember – anyone can kill.’

Juliet has returned to the Isle of Wight from years abroad to visit her sick father and to be reunited with her three sisters – Cassie, a professional musician who seems to have lost her way in life, Mira, who is profoundly deaf, is married to the local vicar but their relationship is falling apart, and Rosalind, glamorous and charming but now deeply unhappy and secretive about her life.

As Juliet’s father lies dying, he issues her with a warning. There is a killer on the loose, and they may be closer than she can ever imagine. He anxiously tells Juliet that he confided a family secret in son-in-law Rhys, and now regrets ever saying a word.

Days later, as the clock strikes one in the morning, a man comes out of Rhys’s church, walks along the path and is run down by a car driven by an unidentified person. When the finger of suspicion points to Juliet, she realises the only way to clear her name is to uncover the secrets her family has been keeping from her for years. But with a killer on the loose, danger is getting closer all the time…

The Island is set on the Isle of Wight – insular, claustrophobic, and where secrets are hard to keep. Mary Grand’s heart-stopping who-dunnits are perfect for fans of Louise Candlish, Agatha Christie and Lucy Foley.

What readers are saying about Mary Grand:

‘Truly a great puzzler with a superb ending! I HIGHLY Recommend!!!’

‘Wow I’m so so impressed it had me gripped start to finish and I couldn’t put it down. I completed within 1 night and such a page turner’

‘So many twists and turns to keep the reader guessing to the very end. An excellent read.’

‘Brilliant if you love psychological thrillers like me.’

‘A sinister “whodunit” that is not your typical police procedural.’ (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Piece of Cake: Ginger Burnet Cozy Mysteries Book 3 by [Clementine Moore]

A piece of cake can prove deadly in the wrong hands…

After a rough first year at Chiswick Park Academy, Ginger has made quite a reputation for herself in the small town of Little Chiswick. Keeping her friends close, and her enemies even closer, Ginger is gearing up for another school year to start, with her delicious recipes and sleuth instincts at bay.

On an inaugural day, in a baking extravaganza where the school is welcoming local media to cover the festive event, everyone is cheerful, celebrating the start of another school season and leaving last year’s events in the past…but things will take a cruel turn when one of the reporters is found dead! What is the cause and who could possibly want the reporter dead?

Ginger is about to dust off her detective skills, especially as the official investigation starts pointing towards herself and her sweet creations as the main suspect for the crime. But can she find the killer in time before her name gets dragged in another mud-sling?

Even more, can she find the truth before another murder occurs on school grounds?

Find out in this cozy mystery full of twists and humour, where our lovely baker and sleuth are about to reveal the darkest secrets of the prestigious school!

*If you like quirky characters, heart-wrenching twists and turns, and lots of mystery and humour, then you’ll love “Piece of Cake”!

Buy “Piece of Cake” and unlock the exciting story of Ginger Burnet today!

Also available with Kindle Unlimited! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

The Alarm of the Black Cat (The Rachel Murdock Mysteries Book 2) by [Dolores Hitchens]

This classic mystery features a family feud, feline intervention, and the spirited septuagenarian sleuth from The Cat Saw Murder.
A strange encounter with a little girl named Claudia and a dead toad sparks Rachel Murdock’s obsessive curiosity, and she winds up renting the house next door just to see how things play out. But soon after she and her cat Samantha move in, Rachel realizes they’ve landed right in the middle of a deadly love triangle that’s created animosity among the three families who now surround her.
When Rachel finds Claudia’s great-grandmother dead in her basement, she reaches out to a friend in the LAPD to solve the crime. They soon learn the three households have been torn apart by one husband’s infidelity and a complicated will that could lead to a fortune. In a house plagued by forbidden love, regret, and greed, Rachel will have to trust her intuition, as well as Samantha’s instincts, to survive—and keep Claudia out of the hands of a killer whose work has just begun . . .
“You will never regret having made the acquaintance of Miss Rachel Murdock.” —The New York Times

The Alarm of the Black Cat was originally published under the pseudonym D. B. Olsen.
Praise for Dolores Hitchens
“High-grade suspense.” —San Francisco Chronicle on Stairway to an Empty Room/Terror Lurks in Darkness
“For those who enjoy Little-Old-Lady detectives, this should be a pleasing mystery, particularly if active LOLs are preferred. . . . Both interesting and unusual is the motive for murder.” —Mystery*File on Cats Don’t Smile (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover

Trap Door Murder: A Humorous Cozy Mystery (Hollywood Whodunit Book 4) by [Brittany E. Brinegar]

A magician never reveals his secrets. And that goes double for the dead ones.

All Becky Robinson wants is a quiet night in Las Vegas with her ex-boyfriend. Not a lot to ask. But when a magician ends up dead in the middle of his show, it’s up to her and her team to solve the murder.

The police are stumped by the nature of the crime. A theater packed with witnesses saw the magician alive on stage. Ten seconds later, he’s found electrocuted across the room. One thing is clear. When dealing with magic, you can’t trust your own eyes.

To discover whodunit, they must first figure out the how. Can Becky navigate a world filled with illusions, misdirection, and trickery to thwart the perfect crime?


Trap Door Murder is the magical fourth installment in the Hollywood Whodunit cozy mystery series.

If you love clumsy heroines, a Hollywood backdrop, quirky suspects, and an adorable rescue puppy this series is for you!

Hollywood Whodunit Series Order

  • Book 1: Prime Time Murder
  • Book 2: Stand-In Murder
  • Book 3: Music City Murder
  • Book 4: Trap Door Murder (Amazon)
  • Editions Available: Kindle

New Releases For The Week Of June 20th, 2021–Part 3

A Midsummer Night's Wonky: A Cozy Witch Mystery (Wonky Inn Book 12) by [Jeannie Wycherley]

It’s midsummer in Whittlecombe and Alfhild Daemonne is hosting a wedding.

Observing the celebrations, poor Finbarr is feeling lovelorn.

What’s a little Irish witch to do?

Raiding Millicent Ballicott’s potion cupboard and causing chaos would not be Alf’s first choice if she had any kind of say in the matter. Unfortunately, she doesn’t.

Needless to say, she’s not entirely happy when one of Finbarr’s pixies unleashes magical mayhem and mischievous mix-ups galore.

As usual Alf has her work cut out trying to restore order inside her Wonky Inn. There are wedding bells in her future, but for whom will they ring?

Find out today in A Midsummer Night’s Wonky.


A Midsummer Night’s Wonky in number twelve in the Amazon bestselling Wonky Inn series by Jeannie Wycherley. Readers from around the world have loved giggling along to the antics of Alfhild Daemonne and her friends and family.

Not forgetting Mr Hoo, of course!

While A Midsummer Night’s Wonky can be read as a standalone, you may find reading them in order works best for you.

Grab a supply of tea and biscuits, snuggle up and binge read to your happy heart’s content! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Hoodoo You Want: Magic and Mayhem Universe (Hoodoo and Bayou Series) by [Kathy Love]

Mally Jourdain is a terrible witch. So bad, she might as well be human. Until she discovers a mortally wounded rougarou, one of the wolfmen of the bayous, in a New Orleans alleyway–and she heals him. With magic. Fun fact: witches cannot heal rougarous. Even the most powerful witches. But Mally did. 

And he ran off into the night–with not so much as a thank you. Rude.

Now, Mally’s life is getting even weirder. She’s being followed by a group of teenagers, who could be identical quadruplets with buck teeth. She’s nearly abducted by a super creepy gator Shifter, and she’s also stalked by greaser wannabes, who look like the rejects from a prison production of West Side Story. Things can’t possibly get stranger. 

Or maybe it could, because the rougarou is watching her, too. What’s that saying–no good deed goes unpunished?

On the upside, Mally suddenly seems to be a very important witch. 

On the downside, Mally suddenly seems to be a very important witch. 

She has no idea what all these creatures want from her. And she’s not sure she is witch enough to find out. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Death by Association: The Wellington Cozy Mystery series by [M A  Comley]

From NY Times bestselling author of the Carmel Cove Cozy Mystery Series

Lucy Diamond has one main ambition in life, to write a bestselling novel.

After giving up her full-time job as a journalist with the local paper, she finally sets up her office ready to write. However, things soon go awry when her friend, Marnie, fires a shotgun from her window,

Lucy fears Marnie, who is agoraphobic, is losing her mind. Problem solved when Winnie shows up looking for a job as a companion and moves in next door, or is it?

Meanwhile, Lucy’s new beau, Sergeant Brendon Colt is working all hours, investigating the murder of one of the town’s local dignitaries. Lucy finds it difficult to ignore the intriguing investigation and decides to set her writing aside to chase the clues, but in doing so, she stumbles across information which puts her own life in mortal danger.

Other books in this series are:

Death on the Coast. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Diamonds, Pies & Dead Guys (Gianna Mancini Mysteries Book 5) by [Jennifer Fischetto]

From USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Fischetto comes a hauntingly clever Gianna Mancini Mystery you don’t want to miss!

Ghost whisperer and sandwich connoisseur, Gianna Mancini, is living a drama-free life in a rent-reduced apartment above the family deli, working as a receptionist for her hot P.I. “taking it slow” boyfriend, and about to become an aunt for the second time. Nothing can sour her mood—not even a chance encounter with her high school frenemy that is less than friendly.

That is until her frenemy’s ghost suddenly appears in her living room.

Hilary Burton is dead, and the number one suspect in her murder is her husband and Gianna’s arch nemesis, Kevin. He says he’s innocent, but Hilary has a very different story. It doesn’t matter though. Gianna has no intention of involving herself in this murder. Nope, she’s totally staying out of it.

However when an anonymous tip leads the police to question if Gianna’s altercation with Hilary was tense enough to lead to murder, she’s suddenly right in the thick of it! And the more Gianna looks into it, the more she wonders who is lying—the ghost with a shady past or the man who has been a perpetual thorn in Gianna’s side? With her freedom on the line, Gianna has to figure out the truth before she’s fitted for an orange jumpsuit. Unfortunately the killer intends to stop at nothing to get away with murder, even if it means Gianna becomes the next victim.

Gianna Mancini Mysteries:
Lipstick, Lies & Dead Guys (book #1)
Miniskirts, Mai Tais & Dead Guys (book #2)
Cupcakes, Butterflies & Dead Guys (book #3)
Stilettos, Bow Ties & Dead Guys (book #4)
Diamonds, Pies & Dead Guys (book #5)
Ghosts, Private Eyes & Dead Guys (book #6)
Christmas, Spies & Dead Guys (short story in the “Cozy Christmas Shorts” collection)

What critics are saying about the Gianna Mancini Mysteries:

“Quirky but oh so fun cozy mystery. If you like your cozy mysteries on the humorous side, then look no further!”
Fresh Fiction

“Jennifer Fishetto serves up a delicious cozy mystery with this fun ghost story. If you are a fan of the genre this is a fun read that will leave you with a smile.”
Night Owl Reviews (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

An Unforeseen Demise: A witchy cozy mystery (Trouble Down Under Book 1) by [P.A. Mason]

When my Great Aunt Tabby passed away, it wasn’t just a shock. As a seer, she should have seen it coming.

Except she didn’t. So as the newly single and unemployed member of the Crowe family, it was up to me to head to Australia to see to her affairs. Partly to keep the magical family relics from falling into the wrong hands, and also to quiet the bad feeling working its way around my belly.

But trying to piece together the life of a woman who I only ever saw at Christmas was harder than I’d expected. And when I figured out there was mystery afoot, all of my aunt’s friends became suspects in my mind’s eye.

A world away from home, I’d need to figure out where my life was leading, and whether I’d let the future happen to me, or take control of my own fortunes. Oh, and solve the mystery of course!

If you enjoy paranormal cozy mysteries with a horticultural twist, Kat Crowe’s adventures in Trouble Down Under should be just the ticket. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Moonlit Jade: A Unique Shifter RH Romance (Moonlit Falls Book 4) by [Elle Lee, Moon Dust Library]

What happens when an introvert becomes the center of attention in the eyes of three hot men? Freak-outs, head injuries, and lots of ice cream.

I’m Jade, a fox shifter, and I had a plan. I was going to finish my graduate degree in archeology and find a job in my hometown of Moonlit Falls. But I hit a road bump when the artifacts I was tasked with documenting start to go missing, and now three guys are claiming to be my mates.

A protective griffin with ties to the Irish Mafia.

A grumpy bear shifter who really is a teddy bear, at least to me.

And an artistic, pizza delivering fairy who can make me lose my senses.

Will my new mates be able to help me find what happened to the missing artifacts? Probably not. Will I need a truckload of ice cream to get through this chaos? You better believe it!

Jade is part of the Moonlit Falls universe and comes with a happily-ever-after. No cliffhangers. Can be read as a standalone but recommended to read the books in order to get the full quirky experience.

This book contains elements that are intended for audiences 18+ (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Forensics and Familiars: A Witch Cozy Mystery (Midlife Medicine Book 5) by [Amorette Anderson]

Being a sleuth in a rural village is lonely work.

Witch Grace Littleton is used to cracking cases with nothing but her smarts, her pit bull sidekick, and a pair of enchanted handcuffs.

When the Manifesting Council summons a new best friend for Grace, she’s skeptical. How could a council predict friendship? A case evolves in a neighboring town just before Thanksgiving, and Grace is ready to do the dirty work of tracking down clues on her own. Investigating is dangerous business, after all… especially when a murderer’s on the loose and might pop up at the neighborhood estate sale.

But the Manifesting Council might be better at their craft than Grace has given them credit for. They’ve summoned a woman who can drive a getaway car like a champ, play good-cop to Grace’s bad, and stay calm even when the big guns come out. Plus, she makes a mean milkshake. Maybe Grace could use a little help with her detective work after all. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Happy Homicides 4: Summertime Crime: Happy Homicides Cozy Collection by [Joanna Campbell Slan, Linda Gordon Hengerer, Margaret Lucke, Nancy Jill Thames, Teresa Trent, C.A. Vertraete, Randy Rawls, Terry Ambrose, Jefferey Marks, Deborah Sharp]

Happy Homicides 4: Summertime Crime. A fun, fabulous collection that will treat you to hours of delightful, mystery-loving, reading pleasure. Enjoy 9 authors stories for less than the price of one book! You’ll love these clean mysteries by bestselling and award-winning authors. Authors and their stories include Linda Gordon Hengerer’s Dying for Graduation Tea: A Beach Tea Novella; Margaret Lucke’s A Fair Day for Murder; Nancy Jill Thames’ A Birthday Bash; Teresa Trent’s The Dog Days of Murder; C.A. Verstrate’s Surf’s Up; Randy Rawls’ A Simple Case of Stalking; Terry Ambrose’s Murder on Front Street; Jeffrey Marks’ Short Order Dead; Deborah Sharp’s Bubba Trouble: A Mace and Mama Short Mystery. 

Scroll up and grab a copy today! Why not “gift” one to a friend? Wouldn’t that make a nice surprise? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Foreword Fraud: A Shelf Indulgence Cozy Mystery by [S.E. Babin]

When a shady business owner reneges on her part of the deal and winds up dead, I’m once again under the investigative spotlight of a handsome detective with nowhere to run…

After sitting in on a lecture given by a rare book trader, I’m excited to look into expanding Tattered Pages. But when the trader winds up dead the same day we met for lunch, all eyes are on me.

Of course, I’m too busy running a store and caring for my grumpy Persian cat to murder anyone, but no one believes me and now I have to put on my investigative hat and find out whodunnit.

Turns out that business owner had dealings with the town’s handsome and very eligible news reporter, Cole. And Cole isn’t too happy about her leaving him in the lurch after promising him a scoop for the ages.

But Cole couldn’t possibly be guilty.

Right? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Psycho by the Sea (A Constable Twitten Mystery) by [Lynne Truss]

‘A giddy spell of sheer delight!’ Praise for the Constable Twitten Series, Daily Mail
In the latest installment of this funny, charming and quirky series – longlisted for the acclaimed CWA Historical Dagger – our trio of redoubtable detectives are faced with the arrival in town of an escaped criminal with an unlikely penchant for boiling the heads of policemen…

It’s September in Brighton and the city is playing host to weeks of endless rain and lashings of villainy.

A trusted member of a local gang has disappeared part way through planning a huge heist; a violent criminal obsessed with boiling the heads of policemen has escaped Broadmoor and is rumoured to be headed towards the city, while at Gosling’s department store an American researcher has been found dead in the music section.

Inspector Steine has other things on his mind – since the triumphant conclusion to his last case, Steine has so many awards and invitations coming his way that he has had to take on a secretary – but Sergeant Brunswick and Constable ‘Clever Clogs’ Twitten are both on the case.

If only they could work out just who is behind these dastardly acts…

‘Outstanding . In her ability to blend crime and farce, Truss is in a class of her own’ Publishers Weekly (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Audiobook

Murder and Marinara by [Rosie Genova]

National bestselling author Rosie Genova reprises her tasty Italian Kitchen Mysteries for a new audience!

New Jersey’s Star-Ledger calls Murder and Marinara “a saucy debut”!

Included in Suspense Magazine’s BEST COZIES and a Daphne Award finalist

Author Victoria Rienzi takes a break from writing murder mysteries—only to find herself caught in the middle of a real one

Victoria heads back to the Jersey shore to explore her family’s roots and the specialty Italian cuisine their restaurant, the Casa Lido, is famous for. But she barely hits town before she finds that Oceanside Park is abuzz about a reality show slated to film on its beach. Not everyone in the cozy seaside town is happy with the news, and Victoria’s family is leading the protest.

But when the show’s brash producer winds up face down in the tomato garden after eating at the restaurant, things look bleak for the Rienzi clan—and Victoria finds herself in some hot pasta water. She served the dead man his last meal, her ex-boyfriend prepared it, and now the Casa Lido is on the verge of closing. Adding to her troubles is a nosy journalist, a determined prosecutor, and a plateful of suspects, all spelling a recipe for disaster. That’s when her formidable nonna gives her a new job: solve the murder before the summer season starts and save the Casa Lido.

With her deadline only days away, this saucy sleuth jumps into action—but can Victoria serve up the culprit before it’s too late?

Recipes Included!

This is a new edition of a book previously published by Penguin Random House under the same title. Its contents have been slightly updated, but the story, setting, and characters remain the same.

Editorial Reviews

“Loved it! I only wish I could have read it while sitting on a boardwalk somewhere drinking espresso.”—USA Today bestselling author Sarina Bowen

“A saucy debut…. The crime wraps up logically and the characters are likeable…. I could easily see reading another in the series, preferably in a beach chair down the Shore.”—The Star-Ledger

“The tastiest item on the menu with colorful characters, a sharp plot, and a fabulous Jersey setting. I enjoyed every bite.”—New York Times bestselling author Jenn McKinlay

“Rosie Genova dishes up one delicious mystery in Murder and Marinara—leaving me hungry for a second helping!”—Loretta Marion, award-winning author of the Haunted Bluffs Mysteries

“Characters that bounce right off the page…. The Jersey tone is captured very well here, and the family and assorted friends sound like real people.”—The East Bay Times

“Rosie Genova’s Murder and Marinara has all the ingredients for a delicious mystery! A whodunit-writer heroine, shady reality TV celebrities, and a body at the Jersey Shore family restaurant—not to mention a pot of Nonna’s Sunday sauce. A winning recipe!” —Traci Andrighetti, author of the Franki Amato Mysteries

“I started reading and I didn’t want to stop!”—Livia J. Washburn, author of the Fresh Baked Mysteries

“Full of tasty descriptions of Italian food and featuring a likable protagonist, this debut series has all of the elements for a recipe of a successful cozy mystery. The plot is engaging and the writing fast-paced and fun.” — King’s River Life Magazine

“Beautifully written and fast-paced. Kept me guessing, incorrectly, until the end. Well played, Ms. Genova!”—Lorrie Thomson, award-winning author of Equilibrium

“An intriguing mystery with authentic Italian flair.”—Cozy Up with Kathy (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Murder On The Beach: a gripping murder mystery (The Chloe Canton Mystery Series Book 2) by [Daisy White]

Death is in the air…

Chloe Canton has settled into life on the island and business is booming. The summer season in Bermuda brings new clients to the riding stables, and when Chloe’s friend Maria asks her to help with a celebrity wedding, Chloe is delighted.

Reality TV stars Lara Turner and Eddie Bristol want a beach wedding and a golden horse, and Chloe is happy to oblige. But she is unprepared for the celebrity circus which surrounds them, or the unwelcome appearance of her ex-husband, Mark.

No sooner have the happy couple arrived on the island, than a body is found floating in the crystal ocean waters. As other events continue to shock the bride and groom-to-be, Chloe finds she herself drawn into a celebrity mystery that will rock the tranquil island to its core.

Murder on the Beach is the second book in the gripping Chloe Canton Mystery Series though can also be read as a brilliant stand-alone novel.

What readers are saying about The Chloe Canton Mystery Series:

“Intrigue, Sunshine and Horses… what’s not to love?!”

“A book to make you fall in love with Bermuda”

“I was soon transported to paradise”

“Great escapism”

“A great murder mystery in a beautiful setting.”

Also available in The Chloe Canton Mystery Series:

Book 1: Murder On Island 

Set on beautiful Bermuda, Murder On The Beach is perfect escapism. It will appeal to readers of Richard Osman’s The Thursday Murder Club as well as fans of authors like LJ Ross and Faith Martin. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

The Mystery of the Brewer's Thumb: A Psychic Cozy Mystery (Lucas Rathbone Mysteries) by [Saffron Amatti]

Lucas Rathbone wouldn’t know an original painting if it slapped him in the face.

So when his artist girlfriend says the piece in the London art gallery should be a hundred miles away and hanging in their local pub, who is he to argue?

However, the ghost of the artist insists the London painting is the real deal, and he’s really not going to argue with her.

Not if he doesn’t want a headache for the rest of the weekend, anyway.

As he investigates, Lucas uncovers a tale of broken hearts, betrayals, and bitterness that goes beyond the grave.

But where did the second painting come from?

And who has the valuable original, and who has a worthless fake?


The Lucas Rathbone Mysteries are a series of psychic cozy mysteries set in 1920s England. The Mystery of the Brewer’s Thub is a short, standalone story written to accompany the main series, and uses British English throughout.


Praise for Saffron Amatti

“If you like Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries with a dash of paranormal activities on the side, then you’ll love this novella!”

“If you like a cosy mystery, if you like humor, if you like good writing and endearing characters, Lucas Rathbone Mysteries are for you.”

“These mysteries aren’t just cozies, they are studies in atmosphere and characterization. With a deft hand and an easy wit, Saffron Amatti never stops surprising the reader. Ghosts are employed in a fresh and clever way that adds to the overall sense that these stories are fresh, new, and enchanting. The only criticism I have is that I want to read more!”

“I could imagine it playing out like a prime-time serial TV show and I settled in for a little murder, a little humour, and the bad guy getting caught. Nailed it!”

“This is what mysteries should be.” (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

New Releases For The Week Of June 20th, 2021–Part 2

Bunburry - Murder at the Magnolia Inn: A Cosy Mystery Series by [Helena Marchmont]

Miss Marple meets Oscar Wilde in this new series of cosy mysteries set in the picturesque Cotswolds village of Bunburry.

The picturesque village of Bunburry is about to be enhanced by the late Mrs Benson’s mansion being transformed into a luxury hotel. But when the project is sabotaged, who is responsible? Careless workers, a disgruntled rival, a vengeful ex-husband, Mrs Benson’s criminal nephew, or Mrs Benson’s troubled ghost? After damage comes death, and it’s up to amateur sleuth Alfie McAlister, his friends Liz and Marge, and police constable Emma Hollis to uncover the truth.

Helena Marchmont is a pseudonym of Olga Wojtas, who was born and brought up in Edinburgh. She was encouraged to write by an inspirational English teacher, Iona M. Cameron. Olga won a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award in 2015 and recently published her second book in the Miss Blaine mystery series. (Amazon)

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Southern Mystics (Sweet Tea Witch Mysteries Book 20) by [Amy  Boyles]

Pepper Reign is slowly adjusting to life as a new mom. Between waking up at all hours of the night and having her breast milk stolen by her mother-in-law (to feed the baby, of course), Pepper barely has time to catch her breath.

Yep, motherhood definitely has its challenges.

To make matters worse, when the witch council sends a delegate to investigate the new werewolf colony in Magnolia Cove, said delegate winds up murdered.

This is bad. Very bad.

Because now, no one knows who the council will blame for their delegate’s death. The very fate of Magnolia Cove hangs in the balance.

Can Pepper catch a killer and keep the peace in her town? Or will the council seek their own revenge?

Find out now! (Amazon)

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Outdoors, Oars, & Oaths: A Camper & Criminals Cozy Mystery Book 18 (A Camper & Criminals Cozy Mystery Series) by [Tonya Kappes]

“She talks so much, she should have two sets of teeth.”

I haven’t seen Stanley Shelton since the flamingo keychain with the campervan key dangled from his fingertips as he ripped the Maserati keys out of my grip after my ex-now-dead husband left me broke and penniless, until now.

Stanley claims the Diamond Swamp Mob is after him and he needs my help. Something about my past, but I didn’t take him too seriously until someone was murdered in Stanley’s rented room at the Milkery. The person just so happened to have a tattoo I’ve seen before.

One problem, the tattoo is a brand from a mob in New York City.

Sheriff Hank Sharp has hauled Stanley down to the Normal sheriff’s department for the murder, leaving it up to me and the Laundry Club Ladies to clear Stanley’s name. Looks like I’m driving my campervan back to New York City and make it a girls trip.

I sure hope I can get to the mob boss before he sends anyone else to Happy Trails Campground to finish the job and get revenge on who actually killed the mobster.Welcome to Normal, Kentucky, where nothing is normal!

USA TODAY Bestselling Author Tonya Kappes is leading the camping craze with her southern cozy mystery series, A Camper & Criminals Cozy Mystery. Be sure you join Tonya’s newsletter for all of her adventures on and off the page while she writes and travels in her own camper, her readers have lovingly named Tonya’s Shamper (she camper). Don’t miss out on her very informative CAMPING CHIT CHAT blog where she gives you tips, tricks, hacks and delicious campfire recipes: (Amazon)

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Witch Way Down (Hallow Haven Witch Mysteries Book 6) by [Mara Webb]

Sadie Alden is still processing recent events but distracts herself by throwing all her energy into redecorating her house. Is she trying to avoid the truth? Obviously… but this new pastime is taking her in some unusual directions.

A dispute on the far side of the main island threatens to become violent, but when Sadie and her guardian arrive, it seems that they are already too late. The warring neighbors both claim to have no knowledge of how a dead body found its way to the base of the cliffs beside their property, but at least one of them is lying.

Sadie is quickly realizing that there are more secrets hidden around this island that she first knew, and the more you know, the more in danger you are in.

When your life gets flipped upside down, who should you turn to? Your friends, the radio psychiatrist that won’t take no for an answer, or your talking cat? What about her guardian? Relatives are cropping up all over Hallow Haven and you know what they say, you can’t choose your family, but you can ignore their phone calls!

Witch Way Down is the sixth book in the Hallow Haven Witch Mysteries series. (Amazon)

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Deadly Cocktail (A Witch in the Woods Book 4) by [Jenna St. James]

A 40-year-old Witch with a New Career

A Gargoyle Sheriff Raising a Teenaged Daughter

And an Enchanted Island Full of Secrets

When an Enchanted Island citizen is murdered in front of game warden, Shayla Loci, she vows to stop at nothing to find the killer…especially when the victim is none other than the dethroned merprince, Treyton Seidon. As Shayla, Needles, and Sheriff Alex Stone follow the clues, they untangle not only major corruption within the Seidon-Scryer corporation but also painful community secrets long ago buried. Between balancing her dating life and throwing a sweet-sixteen birthday party, Shayla struggles to keep it all together. Can Shayla right the wrongs done to Enchanted Island citizens and capture the killer before it’s too late? Or will she end up being permanently buried under the sea? (Amazon)

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Namaste Witchy: Magic and Mayhem Universe by [Rose Pressey]

Piper Perdue is a witch on a mission. She thinks her magic spa and resort can help every broken and misguided paranormal soul within a hundred mile radius. One yoga corpse pose at a time. Piper believes her healthy living lifestyle can heal any vampire’s chipped fangs or witch’s broken broom. Sure some of the spa guests secretly wish she’d choke on a granola bar or trip on her yoga mat, but she has their best interests at heart. When Deedee Short comes all the way from Assjacket, West Virginia to mend her broken heart at Piper’s “Get Over Your Ex” workshop, strange happenings start immediately. Piper thinks the shady shenanigans might have something to do with the handsome mystery man who appears unannounced wanting to book a stay at the spa for the weekend. Is he a witch, a shifter, or a vampire? Piper can’t get a straight answer. She’ll have to get to the bottom of this before her serene retreat becomes a not so zen chaotic paranormal battlefield.  (Amazon)

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Red, White, and Blueberry Muffin Murder: Cozy Mystery (MURDER IN THE MIX Book 35) by [Addison Moore]

A baker who sees the dead. One too many suitors. And a killer. Living in Honey Hollow can be murder.

*A laugh out loud standalone cozy mystery by New York Times Bestseller Addison Moore* All books in the series can be read individually, so dive on in!.***Includes RECIPE***

My name is Lottie Lemon, and I see dead people. Okay, so I rarely see dead people, mostly I see furry creatures of the dearly departed variety, who have come back from the other side to warn me of their previous owner’s impending doom.

It’s the Fourth of July, the festivities at Honey lake are going full throttle, the sun is hot, and murder is afoot. Not only are Noah and Everett in dire straits with the mob but the three of us have stumbled into a double homicide. And by the looks of it, Carlotta and Charlie’s nemesis might have bitten the big one too. Evie is making her daddy insane with worry when she sets her sights on a college boy, and my mother and her wily boyfriend are walking a tightrope when it comes to the law.The Fourth of July in Honey Hollow is shaping up to be explosive.

Lottie Lemon has a brand new bakery to tend to, a budding romance with perhaps one too many suitors, and she has the supernatural ability to see the dead—which are always harbingers for ominous things to come. Throw in a string of murders, and her insatiable thirst for justice, and you’ll have more chaos than you know what to do with.
Living in Honey Hollow can be murder.

From the NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling author, Addison Moore— Cosmopolitan Magazinecalls Addison’s books, “…easy, frothy fun!” (Amazon)

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Two Minutes Past Midnight: Magic and Mayhem Universe (Midnight Chronicles Book 2) by [Jane Hinchey]

How in the Goddess’s name did I get stuck at the Bewildered Retirement Home in Hexville, Kentucky? One word. Baba Yaga. Actually, that’s two, and it’s a name, not a word, but whatever.

I thought my stint as a magic Bounty Hunter was over, but it appears Baba Yaga has other ideas. I can do as she suggests and investigate the shenanigans going down in the Bewitched Retirement Home where paranormals prep for the supernatural afterlife, or I can find myself enjoying some quality me-time back in the pokey.

Easy choice.

Turns out someone has been planting bodies in Flora, the plant Goddess’s garden, and she’s not happy about it. And who can blame her, although I have to say her hydrangeas are looking incredible!

But Witches aren’t the only residents of Bewildered. Now I’m up to my neck in fury harpies, chaos fairies, slayer elves, and Bog Dragons. And while they may sound terrifying, watching them putter around on mobility scooters and walking frames, I’m hard-pressed to think any one of them is capable of murder. Until they all confess!

Welcome to Twinkerhell, where wands have a life of their own, cauldrons create indiscriminate potions, and storytime takes on a whole new meaning. 

Meet magical Bounty Hunter, Midnight, in book two of the Midnight Chronicles and part of the Magic & Mayhem Universe. Full of mystery, romance, and laughs, this book is suitable for lovers of cozy mystery and paranormal women’s fiction. (Amazon)

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Teacher's Threat: A Madison Night Mystery by [Diane Vallere]

“Vallere has crafted an extremely unique mystery series with an intelligent heroine whose appeal will never go out of style.” – Kings River Life Magazine

A professor murdered during office hours. A decorator enrolled in his course. Can she outsmart the killer who designed the perfect crime?

Madison Night just learned that business isn’t sexy. She modeled her decorating career on a Doris Day movie, but after losing her company in a legal battle, the local banks are unimpressed with her unique sales angle. Determined to get her MBA, she attends night school – until her professor is found dead after an intensely-heated lecture. Now the only degree she can think about is murder in the first.

While the college recovers, Madison’s last hope for a loan is denied. The dean resumes the coursework himself, and Madison can’t help wondering if the curriculum holds the clues to the murder. Continuing her education is not without risk; pursuing her MBA may leave her DOA.

Teacher’s Threat is the eighth captivating mystery featuring interior decorator Madison Night. If you like smart, classroom controversies, and Cabot Cove syndrome or read favorites like Jessica Fletcher or Cleo Coyle, you’ll love Diane Vallere’s smart, compelling series.

“If you love Doris Day, you’ll love Madison Night, decorator extraordinaire. ” – Books for Avid Readers

Read the whole Madison Night series today!

1. Pillow Stalk
2. That Touch of Ink
3. With Vics You Get Eggroll
4. The Decorator Who Knew Too Much
5. The Pajama Frame
6. Lover Come Hack
7. Apprehend Me No Flowers
8. Teacher’s Threat

Can mid-century style coexist with a modern-day mystery? You decide!

“Diane Vallere…has a wonderful touch, bringing in the design elements and influences of the ’50s and ’60s era many of us hold dear while keeping a strong focus on what it means in modern times to be a woman in business for herself, starting over.” – Fresh Fiction

” Vallere’s descriptions of the colors, textures and artifacts of the era bring back vivid memories for those of us who actually lived through it. ” – NY Journal of Books

” Vallere’s smart styling and wry humor combine for a fresh and original page-turner.” – Hank Phillippi Ryan, Agatha, Anthony, Macavity, and Mary Higgins Clark Award-winning author of The Other Woman (Amazon)

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Spell the Beans (Enchanted Enclave Mysteries Book 6) by [Samantha Silver]

Welcome to Enchanted Enclave, where coffee, chaos and cauldrons are a way of life.

When a body washes up on the shores of Enchanted Enclave and Ross is flying solo, Eliza figures she’ll do what any good girlfriend would do, and give him a hand with the investigation.

Meanwhile, with the family finally given permanent status in the paranormal world, things are bound to change for Eliza and the others. Tensions rise as they all have to work together to discover the true meaning of family.

Spell the Beans is the sixth book in this fun new witch cozy mystery series from Samantha Silver (Amazon)

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Daffodils and Death (Sapphire Beach Cozy Mystery Series Book 11) by [Angela K.  Ryan]

Daffodils and Death is Book Eleven of the Sapphire Beach Cozy Mystery Series. Daffodils and Death is Book Eleven of the Sapphire Beach Cozy Mystery Series.

Sun-drenched Florida beaches. A Fair Trade jewelry shop owner. A page-turner mystery.

When Connie’s mother and sister visit Sapphire Beach, a trip to the town’s botanical garden turns out to be anything but the leisurely morning that they had anticipated. 

If you enjoy page-turner mysteries, loveable characters, and palm trees swaying in the breeze, you’ll love the Sapphire Beach Cozy Mystery Series.

Download Daffodils and Death and begin your getaway today! (Amazon)

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Hexed and Vexed: Bailey Bay Cozy Mystery (Bailey Bay Cozy Mysteries Book 2) by [Catherine Waltan]

Rosalind and Shadow find themselves in a race against time to save her mother.
A murder has taken place and magic sends the wrong clues.

Spells and poisons are used to try to stop any progress Rosalind and Shadow make.

Can help arrive in time to help them all survive the dark magic that is trying to stop them at every turn? (Amazon)

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Headlines, Deadlines, and Lies (The Sunshine State: Cozy + Crime) by [Stephanie LaVigne]

A whirlwind of secrets. A distracting crime reporter. One single mom has a shot at her professional & personal dreams… if she can unravel a complicated family tree mystery.

Piper Harrington’s life is a blur. Between raising two kids alone and scrambling to keep up at work, she craves a chance to prove her own dreams are still valid. So when she’s thrown an opportunity to take on a feature article at the local glossy paper where she works, she tells one tiny lie to make sure she lands her lucky break.

Digging deep into the world of genealogy, she’s determined to locate her best friend’s long-lost father for the feel-good story. Should be a walk in the park…right?

But between a distractingly handsome crime reporter, racing between school drop-offs and pickups, and discovering that some secrets want to stay buried, her career ambitions may end up relegated to the backburner permanently.

Can Piper grab her very first headline by the fast-approaching deadline?

Or will sorting out the truth from the lies prove that her dreams are too risky to pursue?


If you like quirky heroines, intriguing puzzles, and slow-burn romance, then you’ll love this feel-good read! A story about friendship, family, and finding your passion, Headlines, Deadlines & Lies is a genealogical mystery set in a sweet beach town along Florida’s Gulf Coast. Relax in a hammock with this upbeat cozy in the Sunshine State: Cozy + Crime standalone amateur sleuth series! (Amazon)

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