New Releases For The Week Of June 20th, 2021–Part 1

Suburban Dicks by [Fabian Nicieza]

From the cocreator of Deadpool comes a hilariously entertaining debut featuring two unlikely and unforgettable amateur sleuths. An engrossing and entertaining murder mystery full of skewering social commentary, Suburban Dicks examines the racial tensions exposed in a New Jersey suburb after the murder of a gas station attendant.

Andie Stern thought she’d solved her final homicide. Once a budding FBI profiler, she gave up her career to raise her four (soon to be five) children in West Windsor, New Jersey. But one day, between soccer games, recitals, and trips to the local pool, a very pregnant Andie pulls into a gas station–and stumbles across a murder scene. An attendant has been killed, and the bumbling local cops are in way over their heads. Suddenly, Andie is obsessed with the case, and back on the trail of a killer, this time with kids in tow.

She soon crosses paths with disgraced local journalist Kenneth Lee, who also has everything to prove in solving the case. A string of unusual occurrences–and, eventually, body parts–surface around town, and Andie and Kenneth uncover simmering racial tensions and a decades-old conspiracy. Hilarious, insightful, and a killer whodunit, Suburban Dicks is the one-of-a-kind mystery that readers will not be able to stop talking about. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook

Frayed Edges: A Quilting Cozy by [Carol Dean Jones]

Cozy up with Sarah and her friends for more murder, quilting, and community
When sixty-eight-year-old Sarah Miller moves into the Cunningham Village retirement community, she is mourning the loss of her husband and the place that has been home for forty-two years. But Sarah is a survivor. As she reaches out into the retirement community that is to become home, she finds friends, activities, new hobbies, and a love interest.
In the twelfth installment, excitement grows as the Tuesday Night Quilters plan an antique quilt show. But things go terribly wrong. Sarah and Sophie again throw themselves into the middle of the investigation, but this time Sarah finds herself in real danger. As always, Sarah and her retirement village cohorts offer fun, mystery, and lots of quilting.

  • The twelfth in a series! Follow your favorite characters from story to story
  • In the newest adventure, Sarah and Sophie find themselves at an antique quilt show before things go terribly wrong
  • Includes complete instructions for the cover quilt featured in the story (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Hazard in the Horoscope (A Sunny Meadows Mystery Book 6) by [Kari Lee Townsend]

For Psychic Sunshine Meadows, reading a person’s sign can lead to disastrous consequences… 

Sunny’s parents have returned and taken over Divine Inspiration, the idyllic inn on the outskirts of the small town of Divinity, New York. Sunny can live with that since Granny has decided to move in with them, leaving her blessedly alone with her new fiancé, Detective Mitch Stone. Okay, not completely alone since her cat Morty still lives there, but Morty and Mitch have come to a truce of sorts, and life is finally good. If only she could pick the perfect month to get married in. But when she checks the horoscope, the hazard she sees is not a good sign. Shortly after Sunny’s vision, her best friend’s new husband Cole West is framed for murder when an old biker gang rival winds up dead. Sunny’s happiness will have to wait once more as the calendar calls for a little clairvoyant intervention, and saving the date has never been more important.

“A delightful new cozy mystery series…Highly recommended.”–The Mystery Bookshelf (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

The Dead of Winter (An Allie Cobb Mystery Book 5) by [J. C. Kenney]

When her brother calls to say he’s been in an accident and needs her help, literary agent and amateur sleuth Allie Cobb doesn’t hesitate to go to him. And though she’s worried for his safety, her concern turns to confusion when she learns that he ran his truck into a ditch to avoid hitting a large safe sitting in the middle of the road. Stranger still, when the safe is opened, police discover the grisly remains of the local gun club president.

All the evidence indicates the dead man was poisoned by lethal injection, and that the drugs could only have come from Allie’s favorite veterinarian. Determined to prove the woman’s innocence, Allie’s digging reveals that the victim’s wife may have wanted him out of the picture, and also that he was embroiled in a long-running dispute with a local businessman. With no shortage of suspects and a very ominous sense of danger lurking around her, Allie will have to watch her back, because until the killer is caught, nobody’s safe . . .

Praise for the Allie Cobb Mysteries:

“Mr. Kenney has written a complicated mystery . . . The killer reveal was so entertaining and the takedown was something I had never seen in a cozy mystery.” —Escape With Dollycas

“Full of charm, great characters, and plenty of small details, making it perfect for fans of cozies.” —Books a Plenty Book Reviews

A Genuine Fix is a lighthearted cozy mystery with a cunning cat, a disagreeable victim, a mound of mulch, a tolerant police chief, and one determined bicycle-riding literary agent.” —The Avid Reader

“The story behind the mystery and Allie’s interaction with family and friends . . . [are] character-driven and peopled by characters that are easy to become attached to and invested in.” —I Read What You Write

“I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed getting to know Allie and her friends . . . A Mysterious Mix Up is a quick and easy cozy mystery.” —Christy’s Cozy Corner

About the Author:

Award-winning and bestselling author J. C. Kenney grew up in a household filled with books by legends like Agatha Christie and Lilian Jackson Braun, so it was no surprise when he found himself writing mysteries. When he’s not writing, you can find him following IndyCar racing or listening to music. He lives in Indianapolis with his wife, two children, and a cat who is the inspiration for Ursula in the Allie Cobb Mysteries. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Fatal Passion (A Doc Holliday Mystery Book 1) by [Loretta C. Rogers]

Small-town veterinarian and former med student Dr. Tullah Holliday never looks for trouble. Rather trouble finds her.
Who killed Mayor Alma Tackett and her secret lover? Could it be playboy and mayoral candidate Forest Rakestraw? He seems the likely suspect for murder until Tullah finds him dead in a horse stall. When autopsies reveal partially digested donuts laced with poison, fingers point first to the elderly bakeshop owner, then to the high school teacher Rakestraw jilted.
Tullah decides to help her sheriff dad track down the killer. Now it’s not just trouble finding her, but danger, and maybe death. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Throttled (The Quirk Files Book 2) by [A B Morgan]

Scott Fletcher is dead – his lifeless body in a pool of blood.

Sarah Holden’s life is turned upside-down the day she is discovered with her fiancé’s body next to the motorbike he’d been working on. She has blood on her hands, but the screams do not come.

If she didn’t kill him, then who did?

The answer seems too easy. The likely culprit too obvious.

With a dead husband and now dead fiancé, is Sarah just unlucky in love?

Peddyr and Connie Quirk, husband-and-wife private investigators, are brought in to unravel the tangle, prove Sarah’s innocence and find the true culprit. As they are about to discover, the truth is sometimes much more than skin deep.

Throttled is the second novel in the brilliant Quirk Files crime series, full of cleverly drawn characters, quirky humour and dark plot twists to leave you gasping for more.

Praise for the first book in the Quirk Files

‘OMG WHAT A PAGE TURNER!! … I finally turned the last page at 2am.’ Peggy

‘This really is one of the best books I have ever read!’ Pat

‘A clever, clever read.’ Livia

‘A hope there are plans for this to be a series.’ Dee

‘…brilliant. Totally different to anything I’ve read before.’ Donna

‘…full of charm, mystery, humour and great characters.’ Linda

‘A wonderful page tuner that captivated me right from the start. A treasure to read.’ Misfits Farm

‘excellent.’ Billy

‘A compelling read.’ Kes

‘Just couldn’t put it down.’ Lynn

‘Couldn’t put this down.’ Janet (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Sweet Sun and Shadow (A Sweet Cove Mystery Book 20) by [J A Whiting]

This is book 20 in the Sweet Cove paranormal cozy mystery series by USA TODAY Bestselling Author J.A. Whiting.
A cozy mystery with recipes

It is May in the seaside town of Sweet Cove, Massachusetts and Ellie and Jack have been trying to close on some land for over seven months. The agent for the seller is difficult and already the deal has fallen through twice.
Angie, Ellie, and Betty Hayes drive to the wooded land to walk the property line with the agent.
When they pull into the tiny dirt lot, the agent’s car is there, but she doesn’t get out.
Angie walks over and discovers something terrible.
The Roseland sisters, Mr. Finch, Chief Martin, and two fine felines have a new mystery on their hands, and paws, that will pull them into a web of lies and secrets.
Can they crack the case before their own lives are placed in jeopardy? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Cottage on Gooseberry Bay: A Summer Thing by [Kathi Daley]

USA Today Bestselling author Kathi Daley brings you a heartwarming mystery series about finding answers and fostering hope while building friendships and embracing the magic of life by the sea and small town holidays.

Ainsley Holloway had come to Gooseberry Bay to find answers about her past. She’d come to find an explanation for the dreams that haunted her after the death of the cop who’d both rescued and raised her. And she’d come to identify the family she couldn’t remember but knew in her heart she’d once belonged to. Ainsley hoped that by finding these answers, she’d also find healing. She hoped that once she’d resurrected the memories buried deep in her mind, she’d find peace.

The Cottage at Gooseberry Bay is a series about, not only finding answers, but finding hope. It’s a series about family and friendship. It’s a series about shared holidays, festivals, and celebrations. It’s a series about shared heartbreak and hardship. And it’s a series about the bond that can be forged amongst strangers when tragedy binds two or more individuals with a common goal.

In book 6 in the series, Ainsley’s PI business is really taking off after her recent successes and she’s busier than ever tracking down the people her clients are looking for including a father without a name and a social influencer who seems to have disappeared without a trace. When she isn’t juggling multiple cases, she’s continuing to look into her own murky past in the hope of finding the sister she never knew she had. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook

Murder in Belgravia: a 1920s cozy historical mystery (A Ginger Gold Mystery Book 16) by [Lee Strauss]

Murder’s a piece of cake!

Wedding bells are ringing in Belgravia, and Ginger couldn’t be happier to attend the nuptials of Felicia Gold and Lord Davenport-Witt. If only she could put her mind at ease about the things she knew about the groom’s past. 

When a death occurs at the wedding party, Ginger is placed in a frightfully difficult position. Betray her vow of secrecy to the crown, or let a killer go free.


Researching for the Ginger Gold Mysteries has been so much fun. I hope you sense that as you read. Ginger Gold is smart, savvy, and delightful. The fashions, the dances, the CRIME. The character of Haley Higgins, a medical student at the London Medical School for Women allows me to further delve into another keen interest of mine: forensics. Never fear, the Ginger Gold Mysteries are COZY, so no scary, graphic on-stage violence. You’ll find these books to be clean reads, with no swearing or sex. I hope you enjoy the Ginger Gold Mystery series!

Hop aboard the 1920s!


Murder on the SS Rosa (Book 1)
Murder at Hartigan House (Book 2)
Murder at Bray Manor (Book 3)
Murder at Feathers & Flair (Book 4)
Murder at the Mortuary (Book 5)
Murder at Kensington Gardens (Book 6)
Murder at st. George’s Church (Book 7)
The Wedding of Ginger & Basil (Book 7.5)
Murder Aboard the Flying Scotsman (Book 8)
Murder at the Boat Club (Book 9)
Murder on Eaton Square (Book 10)
Murder by Plum Pudding (Book 11)
Murder on Fleet Street (Book 12)
Murder at Brighton Beach (Book 13)
Murder at Hyde Park (Book 14)
Murder at Royal Albert Hall (Book 15)

Murder in Belgravia (Book 16)
~more on the way!

A brand new 1950s series!


Murder at High Tide (Book 1)
Murder on the Boardwalk (Book 2)
Murder at the Bomb Shelter (Book 3)
Murder on Location (Book 4)
Murder and Rock ‘n Roll (Book 5)
Murder at the Races (Book 6)

Murder at the Dude Ranch (Book 7)

Don’t miss LADY GOLD INVESTIGATES, the short story companion series! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Catastrophe in the Library (The Secret Library Cozy Mysteries Book 3) by [CeeCee James]

A mysterious mansion, a suspicious death, and a cat too smart for its own good…

Laura Lee and her secret book club, led by Hank the marmalade cat, find themselves in the heart of their deepest mystery yet! Laura Lee’s efforts to bring the beautiful but decrepit old manor back to life uncover even more secrets that the ancient house has been keeping from her.

Hank, hiding from the workmen, gets himself stuck under a broken board. Rescuing him, Laura Lee finds not only a small root cellar, but a nearly intact skeleton holding a sheaf of papers. How long has it been there? Who was it? And why were those papers so important?

It’s not just a lesson in history; someone who’s very much alive is trying to stop them from discovering the secret . It will take the entire book club’s help to discover the truth as every clue they find takes them in a different direction and puts them in unknown danger. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Secrets of Seaforth House: An Abbey MacKenzie Cozy Mystery by [Angela  Cassidy, Natasha Cassidy]

Abbey Mackenzie has spent all her life planning and focusing on her next move up the career ladder. However, her life is thrown into turmoil when she finds herself being made redundant from the job she loves.

An unexpected job offer presents her with an opportunity to do something completely different and start her life afresh in the small harbour village of East Seaforth.

Although, settling into her new life turns out not to be as straightforward as it should be when one of her new colleagues has a terrible accident. Can Abbey uncover the secrets of Seaforth House without losing her new job and life in East Seaforth?

Secrets of Seaforth House is the first in a brand-new series of cozy mysteries by author Angela Cassidy. Set in a small harbour village on the east coast of Scotland, this series is packed with friendship, mystery, and romance. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

The Sweet Spell of Success: A Lily Sweet: Briar Witch Mystery Book 7 (Lily Sweet Mysteries) by [Bettina M. Johnson]

A battle between a renegade coven and the witches of Sweet Briar…who will come out the victor?

Lily Sweet was already preparing to take on the witch coven who has her father imprisoned, but when some of the town folk wind up missing, the realization that the enemy might be among them has her family and friends going into battle mode.

Trying to fight an enemy who hasn’t made her appearance known would be difficult under normal circumstances, but Lily has the crossroads demon, Pandora, on her side who has a score to settle and a few tricks up her sleeve.

Will Lily and her friends prevail, or is the evil Deanna Fredricks too powerful and cunning a foe and it will be the end of Sweet Briar as we know it? Lily isn’t going down without a fight to end all fights…and this time she has a secret weapon of her own to evil the playing field. Will it work? Can she bring her father Charlie home? Or will her magic lead her to ruin?
Lily Sweet: Briar Witch Mysteries, Book 7 (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Stitches In Crime Box Set by [ACF Bookens]

Three old buildings. Three dead bodies.

Solving murders was not what single mother Paisley Sutton had in mind when she started her architectural salvage business, but it certainly has become part and parcel of her work. Whether she’s claiming vintage soda cases from an old gas station’s coolers, finding bones beneath the floor of an old house, or discovering a body in a warehouse that’s slated for demolition, Paisley and her friends are never short on mystery.

Get the first three books in the Stitches In Crime series in this volume. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle