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.

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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.

Warning: 
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?

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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.

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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

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