New Releases For The Week Of June 13th, 2021–Part 2

Corpse of Discovery (The Frannie Shoemaker Campground Mysteries Book 9) by [Karen Nortman]

Over two hundred years ago, famed explorer Meriwether Lewis died on the Natchez Trace under mysterious circumstances. Historians still argue whether it was suicide or murder. That shouldn’t affect a weekend campout in present day for Frannie Shoemaker and her friends, but it does. They meet interesting characters at a mountain man rendezvous and get mixed up as usual with the strange goings on. Because camping can be murder! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Murder in England: A Midwest Cozy Mystery by [Dianne Harman]

BOOK #1 in the series, Murdered by Words, is FREE June 11, 12, 13, 14 & 15

When an employee of the English pub where you’re staying during your vacation is murdered, and it happens on the first night you’re there, it’s definitely not the way to start a vacation!

A vacation in Northern England with three friends is a dream come true for Kat. Many famous authors lived and worked there, and Kat, who is an author, was looking forward to learning more about them. But the ugly hand of murder upset her plans when Sam, a popular employee at the pub, is murdered on his way home from work.

Kat’s been involved in several successful murder investigations at her home back in Kansas (her husband is the local District Attorney), and she feels she has to help investigate his murder. And even though she’d promised her husband she wouldn’t become involved in any more murder investigations, she can’t turn her back on Sam’s uncle, the owner of the pub, who has no idea what to do. She can see that he desperately needs her help.

Kat can’t get rid of the thought that Bailey, Sam’s Belgian Malinois dog, must have known who the murderer was because he didn’t try to protect Sam from the killer. After all, he’d come to Sam’s rescue before, so why didn’t he protect Sam on the night the murder took place? Had he recognized the murderer? Was it someone Sam knew and was on friendly terms with?

Join Kat and her friends as they explore the Northern England countryside while they help the local authorities solve a murder.

This is the 10th book in the Midwest Cozy Mystery Series by a USA Today Bestselling Author. Plenty of dogs and recipes! Download now and start reading! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Davenport Designs (Life On Victoria Square Book 10) by [Lorraine Bartlett]

Former Sheriff’s Office detective Ray Davenport now owns the Wood U gift shop on Victoria Square, but it’s his talented younger daughters who steal the show with their displays and packaging designs. The girls believe they can earn money by their window dressing skills for the other businesses on the Square, but the only merchant who hires them conspires to reap the rewards of their labor without paying a cent. Will they have to swallow their pride and ask Katie Bonner for help to get what’s owed them? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

A Cream of Passion: The Great Witches Baking Show by [Nancy Warren]

Tempers are fraying and the cream is melting as summer temperatures hit the competition tent at Broomewode in the UK just in time for patisserie week. With only four contestants left, the pressure is mounting in the race to be chosen the best amateur baker in the UK. Poppy’s working hard to find out who her parents were and what happened to them even as she’s trying to become a more accomplished witch, so she definitely doesn’t have time for romance. Then someone dies and it looks like a crime of passion. Can she unmask a killer before she’s the one who gets creamed? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

The Blake Assignment (A Janet Markham Bennett Cozy Thriller Book 2) by [Diana Xarissa]

Getting a man from London to Edinburgh doesn’t sound as if it’s going to be a very difficult assignment for Janet and Edward Bennett, not even if the man is somewhat particular about how he gets from one place to another. They are surprised and not happy when the man in question invites his new girlfriend to come along on the journey.

As the assignment gets both more convoluted and increasingly dangerous, Janet starts to wonder if anyone can be trusted. Edward doesn’t wonder. He simply stops sharing their plans with everyone until he can make some plans of his own.

Can Janet and Edward get Maxwell Blake and his laptop to Edinburgh safely? Is Maxwell’s new girlfriend, Cressida, working for the enemy or is she truly just crazy in love with Maxwell? And who is the mysterious American stranger who seems to be following them wherever they go? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Merlin Kills a Zombie (Merlin the Magical Fluff Book 3) by [Molly Fitz]

When my cat brought me a dead bird as a present, I cringed.

When that dead bird suddenly flitted back to life, I screamed.

At first, I shrugged it off as one of the random things that happens when your roommate is a magical cat, but then it kept happening.

Turns out a familiar foe is creating an army of undead creatures with the goal of forcing us to surrender. But Merlin and I refuse to let dark magic prevail—not when the entire existence of magic is now at stake.

And if magic dies, so too will all who wield it.

Oh no, my cat will NOT become a casualty in this unholy war. I’m ready to fight my way through a million zombies and then take out the big bad, too. Nothing can come between this witchy cat and his familiar—and I’m ready to prove it. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Murder Most Fowl (A Wildwood Witch Mystery Book 2) by [Elle Adams]

Against everyone’s expectations – including her own – Robin Wildwood has gained the coveted title of Head Witch. But not everyone is thrilled at that outcome…

With her squirrel familiar, Tansy, at her side, Robin determines to make the best of her unexpected position, but the Wildwood Coven isn’t inclined to let the family’s black sheep barge in and shake everything up. Even her grandmother’s ghost and her cantankerous cat familiar have their own opinions on how things should be run, while her scheming aunt is less than thrilled at losing out to the family screw-up.

Helping to judge the local familiar contest ought to be a welcome relief, but when one of the contenders drops dead, Robin finds herself tasked with looking after a traumatised chicken familiar as well as preventing herself from becoming the killer’s next target.

Can Robin solve the mystery before her new title ends up etched on her tombstone? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

A Racing Murder: A brand new gripping murder mystery from bestseller Frances Evesham for 2021 (The Ham Hill Murder Mysteries Book 2) by [Frances Evesham]

The next thrilling Ham-Hill Murder Mystery from bestselling cosy crime author Frances Evesham.

A winning horse. A fierce rivalry. A sudden death.

Belinda Sandford thrills to the cheers of the crowd as her beautiful grey racehorse, ‘Butterfly Charm’, thunders past the finishing post first at Wincanton Racecourse. She feels like the luckiest girl in the world.

But joy soon turns to despair as a stewards’ enquiry overturns the result and awards the race to her long-time rival, Alexandra Deacon.

When Alex is found dead in suspicious circumstances, a host of accusing eyes turn to Belinda and her distraught mother begs Adam Hennessy, her neighbour, retired police officer and publican, to help clear her daughter’s name.

As Adam, and local hotelier Imogen Bishop, dig deep into the murky and powerful undercurrents of the horse racing world, they lay bare the lives and loves of local jockeys, grooms, trainers and owners.

They soon uncover a web of secrets hidden within the spectacular Somerset countryside as they strive to find the killer in time to prevent more murders.

A brand new cosy mystery series from the bestselling author of A Village Murder, perfect for fans of Faith Martin, Betty Rowlands and M.C. Beaton. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Audiobook

A Circle of Crows by [Kelsey Kingsley]

Nothing ever happens in Fort Crow, Scotland, or so Inspector Alec Brodie thinks. But when the body of a tourist is found in the woods, the detective begins to see that things aren’t all that they seem in the sleepy little town, especially when the murder is ruled as an accident. With raised suspicion, Alec now has to wonder, who is trying to cover up the killing of Grace Allan?

Realizing he can’t trust anybody, Inspector Brodie sets out to solve the mystery on his own, until he meets Rosie Allan, a woman determined to help catch her sister’s killer. Stubborn and set in his ways, Alec is reluctant to accept her assistance, but Rosie is persistent, not to mention beautiful, and he finds her impossible to refuse.

Together, they begin to uncover the dark secrets hidden within the small Scottish town, and with those secrets, they find answers. But can they solve the mystery without getting themselves killed—or worse, falling in love? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

A Chase of Darkness (The Haunted Bakery Witch Mystery Series Book 3) by [Constance Barker]

A Nail Salon Murder and a Suspicious Nana

Cora is up to her eyeballs in cake dough as the annual baking competition is ready to start. But she is sidelined when a nail tech at the local salon is murdered. Cora and friends were just there the day before, and what she witnessed has several people on the suspect list.Nana has been acting strange toward Sophie for a while now and Cora is over it. She doesn’t understand what Nana has against her. Is it because she fears Sophie will steal Cody away from Cora…or is there more going on? Ben has gone on vacation so she can’t get answers from him. Or is he somewhere he doesn’t want Cora to know about?***Find out in the third installment of the Haunted Bakery Witch Mystery Series*** (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

A Not So Purrfect Hex (A Cotswold Cat Familiar Cozy Mystery Book 3) by [D. Watts]

Now, it seems her foes are more fur-midable than ever…Felicity Knight always tries to mind her own business, but coming to grips with being a witch makes total neutrality quite the trick…and that’s not to mention her untimely penchant for stumbling onto crime scenes.

When Felicity and her father, George, discover the body of a woman (whose local witch tour was followed by true horror), resistance is futile. It’s a case that must be cracked.

As if a new murder mystery isn’t enough for Felicity and her feline familiar, Atticus, something strange is brewing at The River Inn and needs attention. Spirits, however, prove stubborn, and addressing a haunting is daunting.

Meanwhile, the fae are closing in, and danger lurks at every turn, but what could be Felicity’s connection to the Fae Queen, Cordelia? Then, there’s Mason Reed, a handsome, wholly charming wizard. If Felicity stands to trust again, this man may light the way.

Ready for another tail of intrigue, and sorcery? It’s time to be enchanted!

A Not So Purrfect Hex is the third installment of D. Watts’ Cotswold Cat Familiar Cozy Mystery Series. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

The Murders at Foxglove Close: A Neighbourhood Watch Mystery by [Rose Temple]

The sleepy village of Little Cote was meant to be a quieter pace of life for ex-Met PC Jemima Cotton. But she soon discovers, here a petty rivalry can erupt into full-blown murder . . .

Police Officer Jemima Cotton expected Little Cote to be a quieter pace of life. But, unlike London, everyone knows everyone, and beyond the cake sales and coffee mornings, tea parties and village fetes, the neighbours aren’t all the best of friends . . .

When Jemima is unpacking her mugs and teabags in her new home on Foxglove Close, she’s called to attend her first murder investigation. She’s excited, until she discovers it’s only a few doors down from her. And she hasn’t even met her new neighbours yet! As she steps out of her house in full uniform, Jemima can feel the eyes on the back of her neck, and she can see the curtains and blinds twitching.

But the crucial question is why did the lonely gentleman at the end of the road get murdered, eating dinner alone at his garden table, tucking into a new bottle of Chablis? As she digs deeper into the murder, Jemima discovers that here in Little Cote, underneath the surface, tensions bubble away . . . and the smallest vendetta can erupt into full blown murder.

Perfect for fans of Faith Martin, Helen Cox, Betty Rowlands, and the Midsomer Murders series by Caroline Graham. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Audiobook

Never Trifle with Murder (Fresh-Baked Mystery Book 15) by [Livia J. Washburn]

It’s early summer in Weatherford, Texas, and retired teacher/amateur sleuth Phyllis Newsom and fellow retiree Carolyn Wilbarger are taking British cooking classes at the local senior center in this suspenseful Fresh-Baked mystery.

In the latest from Livia J. Washburn, the nationally bestselling author of the Fresh Baked Mystery Series, Phyllis Newsom learns to make a trifle that’s to die for…

While Sam Fletcher is playing dominoes with the guys, Eve Turner is busy flirting with the English chef since she has a fascination for English accents and handsome men who can cook. This puts her in competition with a couple of other ladies from the senior center, who also have their caps set for Chef Alfred Dorrington.

The third and final class features desserts, and more than the stove heats up when the trifle is poisoned! Once again Phyllis finds herself involved in a murder case filled with hidden motives and colorful characters.

Includes recipes! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Paranormal Talent Agency Episodes 1-6 by [Heather Silvio]

The entire 6-book Paranormal Talent Agency first season comes together in one fun, flirty, fantasy collection. Join the ladies of the Las Vegas entertainment industry as they find love while solving paranormal mysteries.

Lights, Camera, Action (Episode 1)
An empath talent agent risks her life – and her heart – when she teams up with her not-quite-human client to prove him innocent of murder.

Reset to One (Episode 2)
Drawn together in the search for a killer, a 1920s vampire actress and the murder suspect’s human best friend fight her pretentious vampire ex – and their mutual attraction.

That’s a Wrap (Episode 3)
A (sort of) water spirit movie producer antagonizes and attracts a human detective when she inserts herself into his investigation of an actor’s murder by an invisible killer.

An Unexpected Sequel (Episode 4)
With the reluctant help of the Paranormal Talent Agency, a demon’s minion risks her life to save the supernatural being she’s been ordered to kill.

Jumping the Shark (Episode 5)
When a demon with precognitive abilities on the fritz finds herself unjustly accused of murder, she risks her heart to join with her angel ex-boyfriend to stop the real killer.

The Season Finale (Episode 6)
A Las Vegas television reporter will let nothing stop her investigation into the supernatural story of a lifetime, not even a murderous time-traveling ghost or a sexy were-panther. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle