New Releases For The Week of June 13th, 2021–Part 3

Kid-Napped (Country Girl in the Big City Cozy Mystery Book 6) by [Susan Harper]

Friends come and go, but goats are forever. Or not.

A cozy mystery from International Bestselling Author Susan Harper

Bonnie and Katie Lou are suddenly dealing with internet fame and money because of their pet goat. Their newfound fame and fortune seems to be temporary, though, when Sylvester the Goat disappears. Can they use their much practiced mystery solving skills to save worlds most famous pet goat or has Sylvester moved on to greener pastures forever?

Kid-Napped is the sixth story in the Country Girl in the Big City Cozy Mystery series. If you like fast-paced mysteries with interesting characters, troublesome pets, and unexpected twists, you’re going to love the Country Girl in the Big City Cozy Mystery series.

Download Kid-Napped and see how a couple country girls, and a goat, get by in the big city!

Always FREE on Kindle Unlimited (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Love and Money, Another Murder by [Christa Nardi]

No one wants to believe murder can happen in their neighborhood.

Murder is nothing new for Sheridan Hendley, amateur sleuth, or her husband, Detective Brett McMann. Still, shots fired add a layer of tension to babysitting and being neighborly. This time the murder is too close for comfort. There are no witnesses and no verified identification of the victim, not to mention the car accident prompting Sheridan to be next door. Questions are raised about an investment company and business practices. Could a kitten have the key to the motive and killer?

As Sheridan works with the police to identify the murdered victim, she discovers investment scams that target the elderly with fake promises and visits a towering conglomerate in the middle of nowhere. What kind of company requires employees to sign a nondisclosure agreement, arranges for them to live in a designated subdivision, and plants listening devices in their homes? Was the victim killed because of what she discovered? As more information is revealed, Sheridan is in danger. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

The Case of the Tangled Maypole (A Cunning Woman Mystery Book 2) by [Anna Castle]

It’s May Day, a time of joyful song and dance. But Jane Moone is called at sunrise to view a sorrowful sight — Lucy Quirk, strangled in the maypole’s tangled ribbons. Lucy came to Ayreford to re-unite with her long-lost father. The prominent cunning man is delighted to welcome her into his work, as well as his life. But Lucy has her own agenda and soon starts spilling secrets from his confidential patient notebooks.

Jane and John Greenslade, local barrister, find plenty of conflict around Lucy’s death. The local Puritans wanted to stop May Day once and for all. Quirk wanted to stop his daughter’s gossip. Any number of townsfolk might have confided things to the cunning man worth killing to conceal. Worse, Jane’s every step is shadowed by troublesome fairies, especially the old river goddess protecting Roger Quirk. But is she trying to help the investigation or hinder it?

Jane risks her life to peel back the glamours confusing the case. She’s rescued in the end by the last person she ever expected to meet. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

The Case of the Miscast Curse (A Cunning Woman Mystery Book 3) by [Anna Castle]

Jane Moone is hired to identify the witch who cursed a sheep. But her client, Kate Grazier, has already decided who did it — Dorcas Whiting, the hedge witch who happens to be Jane’s father’s sweetheart. Dorcas would never harm an innocent sheep and everyone knows it, but she’s arrested before Jane can credit the accusation. Now she has to persuade the poorest farmers in the district — Dorcas’s patients — to stand before the magistrate in Greenslade Hall and testify on the witch’s behalf.

As if that weren’t enough trouble for one week, Jane hears stories about another old witch. She’s begging at kitchen doors and walking away angry as often as not. She flings curses everywhere she goes, most of them missing their mark. But some are truly dangerous.

Jane and her father, a powerful wizard, must peer into the heart of a near-fatal curse and find the wandering witch before an innocent dies. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

The Scrying Game: A Paranormal Mystery (Witching Hour: Psychics Book 1) by [Christine Zane Thomas]

Plagued with visions…

When Willow Brown was seven, she had her first vision. Her death played out like a movie. Her second vision came along shortly after that when she predicted her father’s cancer diagnosis.

Her mother always wanted her to hide her gift away. That’s what she called it, a gift. To Willow, it was never a gift.

When her great aunt leaves Willow a house and a cat, she’s forced back to her hometown to sort out the affairs. But it turns out Aunt Cora is a little less dead than anyone thought. The old psychic inhabits the body and mind of the cat—and she’s hellbent on teaching Willow how to properly use her psychic abilities.

But that’s not the only trouble she encounters in Mossy Pointe, Florida.

Willow isn’t in town ten minutes before she’s thrust in the middle of a murder investigation—an investigation that puts her on a collision course with the vision she’s been running away from all her life.The Scrying Game is the first in an all-new paranormal mystery series, Witching Hour: Psychics. Great for fans of cozy mystery and Paranormal Women’s Fiction.

For more about the wider supernatural world, and to learn some of Willow’s backstory, read Midlife Curses: Witching Hour Book One. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Troubles In Tahiti: Book Seven:: The Cozy Cruise Mysteries by [Lizzie Josephson]

When the newly created French Polynesian Tourist Board announced The First Annual Gold Cup Cruise Competition several cruise lines jumped at the chance to enter.

Cosmos Cruise Lines sent the Calypso, and they knew if they did their best, they might win. After all, they were the only 6 star ship in the contest.

But somebody else had his eye on the prize, somebody who had an ax to grind with Adrianne Chrisander and her fiance, Captain Keith Knowles. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

The Riders Club by [Dennis  Nagel]

Tom is tired of being burglarized. After the fourth assault on his outdoor sports equipment store, he is ready to take action and solve the mystery. So, when his longtime friends and riding buddies, Mark and Brett, suggest solving the mystery and busting the criminals, it is easy for Tom to jump in the saddle.

But they get mixed up in something much bigger than the three of them can handle. Is this a chance for the boys to get some vigilante justice, or are they bound to get caught up in an organized crime ring that can take down these good ol’ boys?

The Riders Club is sure to get you turning pages to solve a mystery that is full of action and adventure. You will be cheering these friends on while they are on a crime busting adventure in the Boise foothills and rustic Idaho mountains. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Goodbye's a Witch: A Beechwood Harbor Magic Mystery (Beechwood Harbor Magic Mysteries Book 12) by [Danielle Garrett]

The danger is rising, but this time, Holly is ready.

It’s a nightmare as old as time, creepy wraiths swirling in the shadows, waiting to strike unsuspecting humans. Following a disruption of their power, the vampires are more restless than ever and looking for one more fight.

When a young witch in need of asylum shows up at the Beechwood Manor, Holly can’t turn her away. But when the trouble nipping at the witch’s heels follows her through the manor’s front door, she might be the last guest Holly and Adam ever check in.

Will the battle between the vampires and the Haven Council prove to be the undoing of the magical world, or can Holly and her friends rise up and stop the vampires once and for all?

Find out in the final book of the Beechwood Harbor Magic Mysteries series. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

The Inn at Holiday Bay Books 10 - 12 by [Kathi Daley]

A heartwarming cozy mystery series about losing everything, taking a chance, and starting again.

After suffering a personal tragedy Abby Sullivan buys a huge old seaside mansion she has never even seen, packs up her life in San Francisco, and moves to Holiday Bay Maine, where she is adopted, quite against her will, by a huge Maine Coon Cat named Rufus, a drifter with her own tragic past named Georgia, and a giant dog with an inferiority complex named Ramos. What Abby thought she needed was alone time to heal. What she ended up with was, an inn she never knew she wanted, a cat she couldn’t seem to convince to leave, and a new family she’d never be able to live without.

In book 10 in the series, Abby works with Lonnie and Lacy to uncover secrets long buried in the mansion on the bluff Lonnie is refurbishing, Georgia meets a mysterious woman with a secret of her own, and a new group of guests check into the inn each with a story of their own.

In book 11 in the series, there is a new murder to investigate when a friend of Nikki’s turns up dead. It seems that the death might be tied in with ghostly happenings at a new art gallery in town but there are problems with that theory as well. Meanwhile, a whole new group of guests check in including a man in town to investigate a century old murder and a woman seeking answers to her past.

In book 12 in the series, Lacy takes over as director for the local Thanksgiving Pageant after the director they had appointed is bitten by a snake. The pageant seems to have met with bad luck from the beginning but when the star is found dead in the trap-room Abby becomes convinced the entire production is cursed. Meanwhile new guests check into the inn including three half sisters, all the same age, who never even knew of the existence of their half siblings prior to the reading of their grandmother’s will. Their grandmother left each granddaughter a third of her extensive fortune but in order to collect the inheritance the sisters must work together to find answers and make decisions in the ten days allotted them to do so. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Audiobook

The Witching Place: A Vanished Volume (A Curious Bookstore Cozy Mystery—Book 4) by [Sophie Love]

The perfect romance or beach read, with a difference: its enthusiasm and beautiful descriptions offer an unexpected attention to the complexity of not just evolving love, but evolving psyches. It’s a delightful recommendation for romance readers looking for a touch more complexity from their romance reads.”
–Midwest Book Review (For Now and Forever)

THE WITCHING PLACE: A VANISHED VOLUME is book #4 in a charming new cozy mystery series by bestselling author Sophie Love, author of The Inn at Sunset Harbor series, a #1 Bestseller with over 200 five-star reviews.

When Alexis Blair, 29, is fired from her book publishing job and breaks up with her boyfriend on the same day, she wonders if life is urging her to make a fresh start. She decides it’s time to pursue her lifelong dream of opening a bookstore of her own—even if that means leaving Boston and accepting a job in a curious bookstore in a small seaside town an hour away.

When a mysterious stranger brings one of the rarest occult books in history into the shop, Montgomery is excited to acquire it—while Alexis wonders if it is too good to be true.

And when someone soon thereafter turns up dead, leaving Alexis framed for the crime, she quickly realizes that either this book is cursed—or someone is up to foul play.

Is this book what it seems to be? And why would someone kill for it?

A page-turning cozy, rife with the supernatural, mystery, secrets and love—and centered around a small town as odd and endearing as its shop—A VANISHED VOLUME will make you fall in love and keep you laughing out loud as you turn pages late into the night.

“The romance is there, but not overdosed. Kudos to the author for this amazing start of a series that promises to be very entertaining.”
–Books and Movies Reviews (For Now and Forever)

Book #5 in the series—A TAINTED TOME—is also available! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

The Cursed Lantern: A Paranormal Artifacts Cozy Mystery (Paranormal Artifacts Cozy Mysteries Book 3) by [Tegan Maher]

Carl Emerson was stubborn, rude, and ungrateful, but he didn’t deserve to die for it. Much, anyway.

Carl Emerson was one of the most contrary people the gods ever stretched hide over. He had it all – a great wife, a nice house, a corner office in a building he owned – but he took it all for granted. And then he turned up dead amid some bizarre circumstances. He’d reported his wife missing while she was standing right beside him, and claimed his grandfather’s watch had been stolen even though it was right there on his wrist. His partner said he wandered around the parking lot of their office building but never came inside.

That’s a little nuts even by our standards, so I decide to take a closer look. Why me? Because through an impressively confounded set of circumstances, I set a trunkful of cursed objects loose on the unwitting non-magicals in our town. Now I have to figure out which of the pieces in his collection killed him before somebody else dies and his wife goes to prison.

Just another Tuesday in Marauder’s Cove. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Suspicious Small Print (Old Bookstore Two-Hour Cozy Mysteries Book 3) by [Isabella Bassett]

Life in Switzerland is picture-perfect until someone gets murdered.

Old Bookstore Cozy Mystery #3

In the town of Bellinzona, a sleepy backwater in Southern Switzerland, three medieval castles stand overlooking the small provincial town. Their function as sentinels of the valley–long obsolete. But they guard a secret that someone is willing to kill for.

Bellinzona is frothing with excitement over rumors of long-forgotten treasure. And when the old bookstore where Anne works, in nearby Ascona, a town famous in Switzerland for its Mediterranean flair, supplies a crucial piece to the treasure puzzle, even the store’s peculiar black cat struts about with its head held high.

But when a world-famous archaeologist, specializing in Roman history, arrives from England, heads begin to roll, literally. Is this a simple case of treasure hunting greed, or is something more sinister going on?

With the bookstore implicated, Anne once again gets caught up in the mystery. But the excavated treasure brings buried private issues to the surface, and if Anne is not careful, she might just end up as a small print footnote in the book of life.

Suspicious Small Print is the third installment in the Old Bookstore series of cozy murder mysteries you can read in about 2 hours. Join a page-turning treasure hunt through the historic towns of Ascona and Bellinzona, in Southern Switzerland, on the trail of a forgotten secret.

About the series:

If you love atmospheric cozy mysteries that lead you on escapades through charming European hamlets, this is the series for you. Follow American Anne as she solves murder mysteries centered around a slightly-peculiar old bookstore in the pretty town of Ascona–a picturesque town in Switzerland’s exotic south, nestled between the foothills of the Alps and Italy, bathed in sunshine, steeped in Italian dolce vita, and enveloped in Mediterranean charm.

Out now:

Book #1 – Out of Print

Book #2 – Murderous Misprint

Available for pre-order:

Book #3 – Suspicious Small Print – release date June 14, 2021

Book #4 – Reckless Reprint – release date July 30, 2021

Upcoming releases:

Book #5 – Incriminating Imprint – September, 2021

Book #6 – Blackmail Blueprint – October, 2021

Book #7 – Counterfeit Carbon Print – December, 2021 (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Fourth and Long: A Flannigan Sisters Mystery by [Amanda Reid]

As far as Sunny Flannigan’s considered, a relaxing three-day weekend at one of the best bed and breakfasts in the state is just what the doctor ordered. That it’s also during the town’s local festival couldn’t have made the escape more perfect—a little music, a little pie, a little sleeping in, and a lot of time with her man Cace is all Sunny has on her agenda.
But when a prominent college football coach staying at the same B&B is killed, Sunny and Cace are thrust into a deadly game of murder, where all the guests may have a motive, including a former star player, his sister, an assistant coach, and even his wife. And danged if Sunny’s paranormal penchant for finding clues doesn’t draw her and Cace right onto the suspect list.
As Sunny and Cace scramble to put the clues together, the murder is lurking in the backfield to blindside the couple. They better solve the case before the killer grounds them permanently.
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

Heavy Whip Misto Murder: Calamity Coffee Cafe Murder Mystery Series - Book 1 by [Angel Darkraven]

Calamity Jones is lives and works in a non-supernatural town, but she actually is a witch. When her customers start to be murdered, she has to stay one step ahead of the murder to protect her customers and not let the town sheriff Griffin Winters know that she is a witch. As he warns her to stay out of police business, the murderer seems to be taunting her and drawing her out. Will she be able to save the day?

Heavy Whip Misto Murder is book one in a new cozy mystery series by Author Angel Darkraven. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle