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)

Editions Available: Kindle

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)

Editions Available: Kindle

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

SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY WITH A SMIDGEN OF HOMICIDE
“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: https://www.tonyakappes.com/ (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

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)

Editions Available: Kindle

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)

Editions Available: Kindle

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)

Editions Available: Kindle

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)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

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)

Editions Available: Kindle

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)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover

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)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

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)

Editions Available: Kindle

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)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

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)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover

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