New Releases For The Week Of June 27th, 2021–Part 3

Blink of an Eye: Tiger's Eye Mysteries by [Alyssa Day]

When one of Tess’s friends…

…arrests another

What’s a pawnshop owner-turned-amateur sleuth to do?

Jack is a tiger shifter and a private investigator. Tess can see how you’ll die from a single touch. When a fifty-year-old skeleton turns out to be their friend’s long-lost husband, they know their search for clues may take them back half a century.

And the killer may be killing again today.

An ogre who runs a gambling ring…

…may be the only suspect still alive to talk.

Can a small-town girl and an ex-rebel soldier solve a mystery that’s older than they are?

What if everybody confesses?

You’ll love this latest laugh-out-loud addition to the Tiger’s Eye Mysteries, because Dead End is a town where family and friends mean everything, and dead bodies show up more often than indigestion on chili dog night at Bingo.

Get it now. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Goodbye Calais Club: Totally Addictive Crime Fiction (A DC Holly Towns Murder Mystery) (A Port Alma Murder Mystery Book 2) by [Anne Shillolo]

Detective Constable Holly Towns is back in this new and addictive crime fiction series!

Nothing can shake a city to its core like the killing of a serving police officer. Especially when another murder swiftly follows.

The investigation is entwined with an arson attack that destroys the landmark Calais Club, and DC Holly Towns and the rest of the Port Alma CIU team are divided. Was the death a tragic accident? Or was it payback? Was the officer in over his head with the local underworld? Or was his death a personal and permanent message?

Holly runs the risk of alienating her only ally, not to mention her new boss. Her vision of the crime and its origins are different than theirs, but there’s no way she can investigate on her own. Or is there? But, if one officer was killed for crossing a line, will Holly be next?

At the same time, she has to fight to focus on the case, as events from her distant past loom large in the present day.

Goodbye Calais Club will take you on a tightrope walk over a torrent of clues, villains, and hidden threats. Port Alma may never be the same.

If you like complex characters, twisty plots, and a fast-paced story, the Goodbye… series is for you. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Motorhome Mayhem: A Paranormal Women's Fiction Mystery (The Seaside Psychic Book 2) by [K.J. Emrick, S.J.  Wells]

“Nooooo! You can’t be here!”

The shrill scream shattered the entirely normal morning that Maddalena D’Angelo had been enjoying.

Racing to see what was wrong she found that her landlady, Grace Howard, was moments away from being run over by a massive motorhome.

Acting on instinct alone, Maddalena jumped to the rescue, pulling her friend out of the way.

Confronting the driver, she and her neighbor Max, learn that the man doesn’t know who he is, where he is or why he is there.

But his blood-slicked forehead tells Maddalena that something very wrong has happened.

The shadows collect themselves into pools of darkness around the motorhome just before she discovers something truly horrifying inside…

To figure out what is really going on here, Maddalena will once again need to use her art.

Because in Art, there is truth!

Editions Available: Kindle

Murder, Curlers, and Kites: A Valentine Beaumont Mini Mystery (The Murder, Curlers Series Book 6) by [Arlene McFarlane]

An employee’s sudden disappearance brings dark secrets to light. Can this impetuous beautician crack a secret code and find her employee before time runs out?When beautician Valentine Beaumont’s star employee, Jock de Marco, goes missing, Valentine fears the worst. Jock could turn a Plain Jane into a knockout with the mere touch of his comb. But despite his talents in the salon, this tame career might not be enough to distance himself from a dangerous past that may be coming back to haunt him.Valentine will stop at nothing until she finds out what happened to this Argentinean Hercules, but other things are getting in her way: an elusive assailant, a cryptic email, an infuriating employee, and one hot detective who is pressuring her to give up her search for the sexy stylist.Can this impulsive heroine uncurl the mystery and save Jock? Or will she be too late and live a lifetime filled with regret? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Spinsters, Spies, and Murder: Victoria Parker Regency Mysteries Book Five by [Jennifer Monroe]

A dead spinster, a host of spies, and a hidden treasure smuggled back from France all provide Victoria Parker with her most perplexing inquest yet!

Having now settled her differences with her romantic interest, James Kensington, Miss Victoria Parker is ready to embark on the next stage of their life, which includes the young boy left in her care, Percy. That notion comes to a sudden halt when James’s aunt arrives – and introduces her plans for their future.
To make matters worse, an unwanted guest from the past appears on Vicky’s doorstep…
Baron William Gerard, a fellow former guest at the home of the Duke of Everton, and a man Vicky finds nettling, arrives with a request. Find the murderer of his spinster sister Mary Margaret, and he will see that Percy is admitted to one of the finest schools in England.
Agreeing to the terms, Vicky embarks on a murder inquest that is not as simple as it first appears. It seems the suspects are all spies with one goal in common – to learn the location of a vast treasure only Mary Margaret knew.

With whispers of romance, lies, and alibis sweeter than wine, Vicky must navigate through the greed to unravel this ‘whodunit’. And as James’s aunt crosses the final line, Vicky prays that James will finally have the courage to push back…

A cozy, romantic Regency murder mystery that will keep you guessing til the end.
Read for free in Kindle Unlimited! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

EYEWITNESS: A Gripping Mystery Suspense Thriller by [Marc Timms]

Murder in High Speed

Johanna can’t catch her breath. She had witnessed a murder, and now the killer wants to make her the next victim on his list. She can barely go fast enough to keep him at bay.
The high-speed chase leads her to Jessica’s family and the questions about that murder. How could she have been killed in a locked room – and by whom? She makes inroads with the family – perhaps too well as she find more than she needed about the family.
These questions pile up as Johanna continues to try to solve multiple murders – all while staying alive. (Amazon)

Editions available: Kindle

Unbound: A Doyle Witch / Riga Hayworth Paranormal Mystery Crossover (The Witches of Doyle Book 10) by [Kirsten Weiss]

Three Witches and a Metaphysical Detective…

Riga just wants to mentor three young witches and go home. Doyle witch Jayce wouldn’t take help if it landed on her. But when a man is murdered in front of their eyes, these two must learn to work together. Because a dead man is the least of their worries…

Jayce Bonheim loves magic and Doyle, California. But she and her small town have been paying a deadly price for the fairy gate she and her sisters can’t close. Now, a society of dark magicians has returned to town, a deadly winged monster has come through the gate, and an old friend has been murdered. And the new mentor who’s supposed to help Jayce and her sisters seems to have an agenda of her own…

It was supposed to be a simple training gig for Riga Hayworth, not a murder investigation. Still reeling from a tragic mistake in her past, she’s determined to stay retired. But the murder and the town’s magic seem tied together. Can Riga resist the lure of an investigation?

A thrilling and funny paranormal mystery, packed with magic, mystery, and murder. Unbound is perfect for fans of Mercy Thompson, Supernatural, and Charlaine Harris. Buy Unbound and start reading this page-turning witch mystery today. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Lemon Murder Pie (A Sunny Side Up Cozy Mystery Book 5) by [Rosie A. Point]

There’s nothing sweeter than revenge. Except for lemon murder pie…

Life has returned to normal in Parfait, Florida. Unfortunately, normal is a relative term for Sunny Charles, who’s hoping that everything will stay peaceful in the Sunny Side Up Café. Her wishes aren’t answered. When Sunny’s aunt goes missing, she’s convinced that nefarious causes are to blame, ones related to Sunny’s looming past and newly deceased ex-husband. To make matters worse, a friend of Sunny’s new beau is murdered—a case of poisoning by lemon meringue pie. If Sunny doesn’t solve the case, she might wind up losing two people in one fell swoop. With strange figures watching her from under shadowy eaves, and the certainty that all is ill in this cozy small town, Sunny’s got to solve two cases in one. That or risk losing everything she holds dear. Can she figure out whodunit and free herself from her past? Find out in the final installment of the Sunny Side Up Cozy Mystery series—grab your copy today! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Hazardous Cruise (A Rachel Prince Mystery Book 9) by [Dawn Brookes]

A saboteur. A dead body. Rachel Prince risks all to track down a determined killer.

Cruise ship sleuth, Rachel Prince just wants to spend New Year’s Eve with her husband and the in-laws. But when she gets a call from the Coral Queen’s chief of security, Jack Waverley, she drops everything and flies to Italy. There, she parts from her husband and joins her favourite ship for a winter Mediterranean and Adriatic voyage.

Rachel discovers a crew under pressure. With Waverley threatening to lose control and a health and safety chief on the warpath, it’s hard to know what’s coming next. Not only is Waverley worried about what the saboteur will do next, he’s received a spate of personal threats.

When Rachel’s new boss is found dead it appears the saboteur has upped the ante. Buried beneath lies, suspects and conflicting evidence, Rachel struggles to unravel a complex web of deceit. As she works undercover, Rachel finds herself isolated and under attack.

Can the clever sleuth find out who is behind these unusual incidents before she too becomes a target?

Hazardous Cruiseis the ninth book in the Rachel Prince Mystery series. If you like determined sleuths, clean murder mysteries and jaw dropping surprises, you’ll love Dawn Brookes’s latest offering.Buy Hazardous Cruise to unravel this mystery today! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover

Potions of Peril (Charm Kitty Mysteries Book 2) by [J. L.  Collins]

Never trust a cat. Especially if he’s psychic.

Maggie Owens is a busy witch these days. Between running the local magical museum and the alluring Charmer’s Market, she’s got her hands full. And that’s not counting handling her new furry partner in crime, Winston, and his enthusiastic fanbase.

But she never dreamed she’d be doing damage control after one of her more notorious vendors drops dead in the middle of a busy shopping day. When the poisoned victim is a scam artist who won’t be missed… everyone’s a suspect.

Between Winston’s wonky visions, the Charmer’s Market’s business drying up, and daydreaming about the handsome but elusive vampire, Nicolai—Maggie has more trouble on her hands than she can shake a stick at.

She must switch out her witch’s hat for a detective’s cap, and find the killer before the thriving magical community she inherited turns into a literal ghost town. Or the killer makes their next move…Time for some sun, sand, and sass! Potions of Peril is book two in the Charm Kitty Mysteries. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Death and Croissants (A Follet Valley Mystery) by [Ian Moore]

‘A joyous read.’ ALAN CARR

‘A very funny page-turner. Fantastique!’ ADAM KAY, COMEDIAN AUTHOR OF THIS IS GOING TO HURT

‘A writer of immense wit and charm.’ PAUL SINHA, ITV’s THE CHASE

‘Ian is one of my favourite writers; this is hilarious and a great mystery too.’ JANEY GODLEY


Richard is a middle-aged Englishman who runs a B&B in the fictional Val de Follet in the Loire Valley. Nothing ever happens to Richard, and really that’s the way he likes it.

One day, however, one of his older guests disappears, leaving behind a bloody handprint on the wallpaper. Another guest, the exotic Valérie, persuades a reluctant Richard to join her in investigating the disappearance.

Richard remains a dazed passenger in the case until things become really serious and someone murders Ava Gardner, one of his beloved hens… and you don’t mess with a fellow’s hens!

Unputdownable mystery set in rural France, by TV/radio regular and bestselling author Ian Moore – perfect for fans of Richard Osman’s The Thursday Murder Club

Everyone is wanting mort! – praise for Death and Croissants: �� ��

Death and Croissants is a far funnier book than a story about a bloody murder has any right to be’. Josh Widdicombe

‘This is like two great books in one, a tricksy whodunnit, and a really, really funny story.’ Jason Manford

‘Good food and a laugh-out-loud mystery. What more could anyone want in these dark times?” Mark Billingham

Death and Croissants is such a relentless rollercoaster ride of laughs and twists, it should come with a height restriction and health warning.’ Matt Forde

‘Sharp, slick and surprising – like the author himself – Death and Croissants is the Loire Valley’s answer to Murder on the Orient Express. I’d marry him tomorrow (Richard, the protagonist; Ian too).’ Cally Beaton

‘Though I disagree with the opinions on muesli and the hen naming system that are in this book, I will let those pass and say that it is funny, pacy and very entertaining! It also has short chapters – I find many modern novels take far too long to get to the next chapter, but there’s no hanging about here’. Robin Ince

‘I like my mysteries like I like my croissants – full of joy and not able to put them down until I’ve finished them! Ian is a master of wit on stage, and he has translated that to the page brilliantly. I loved this book.’ Zoe Lyons

‘I’ve always been a fan of Ian Moore’s stand up so I was really looking forward to reading this book. And it’s exactly what I hoped for. The same beautifully descriptive use of language, the quiet excellence of the storytelling, the understated wit that catches you unawares.’ Ian Stone

‘I’d never connected the words “death” and “croissants” before, but now they’re inextricably linked. It’s a rollicking qui-dunnit with as many twists as the Loire itself’. Stephen Clarke, author of 1000 Years of Annoying the French

‘I love this book: it’s so vivid and bright. I’m instantly in France with a glass of wine in my hand when I pick it up. It’s so funny, so different and like being on holiday and watching a classic film all at once.’ Laura Lexx, Comedian and author of Klopp Actually

‘Just like the Loire’s other great export, Sancerre, Ian Moore’s prose is reassuringly dry, beautifully constructed, and deeply satisfying. Marty Wilson, Australian Comic of the Year (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Audiobook

Ruff and Tumble (Dog Groomer Mysteries Book 2) by [Chelsea Thomas]

Every dog has his day. And so does every person. 

“This new series from Chelsea Thomas is just as good as the apple orchard series. Read it for humor, heart and plenty of cute little animals!”

Amy opened a pet salon in her quaint hometown, just outside of Hollywood, and she’s cleaned up every dog in the village. 

Well, almost every dog.

There’s a Hollywood mogul living up in the hills who refuses to have her little chihuahua groomed. The woman says she doesn’t trust anyone with her precious fur baby, but Amy wears her down, and schedules an in-home grooming appointment.

Amy expects that the lady is going to be nicer than people say, and she looks forward to the appointment. But when Amy arrives for the grooming…

…the woman is dead.

When the cops arrive, the body of the Hollywood mogul is nowhere to be found! Amy realizes she’s going to have to solve this murder or no one else will, so she and her grumpy Granny take the case.

Within days, the ladies start getting warnings. “Stay away.” “Don’t look for something you don’t want to find.” “You’re next.”

Will our heroes catch the killer on time, or will they be victims number two and three? 

Read now.  (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

A Dollop of Sorcery (The French Quarter Witch Mystery Series Book 3) by [Constance Barker, Corrine  Winters]

A Dead Councilman Dressed as a Clown

When Georgie offers the art gallery space to a dance troupe for a fundraiser, she didn’t realize murder would follow. Or that the dearly departed would be dressed in a clown suit adorned on a Mardi Gras float. Not only is the murder weapon strange, but several suspects raise concern with Raphael and Georgie. Myrna, the victim’s housekeeper was treated poorly, but would that lead to murder? The victim also partaked in poker…could a player he double crossed want revenge? Or is the culprit closer to home, such as a brother cheated out of an inheritance.

Xavier records Georgie using magic spells and threatens to reveal it to the city. Will an attempted exorcism of her gallery out her as a witch?

***Find out in the Third Installment of The French Quarter Witch Mystery Series*** (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Stormy Blend (A Paramour Bay Cozy Paranormal Mystery Book 20) by [Kennedy Layne]

You’re going to have to be quick as lightning in order to help solve this shocking whodunit in the latest installment of the Paramour Bay Mysteries by USA Today Bestselling Author Kennedy Layne…

A massive nor’easter is about to descend upon the quaint coastal town of Paramour Bay, Connecticut. Thunder is already rumbling overhead, lightning streaks are illuminating the dark eastern skies, and relentless winds are already knocking down trees. The residents have been instructed to gather together at the local high school for their safety, but the colossal storm isn’t the only thing they need to fear on this stormy night.

Raven Marigold believes that someone wants to use the severe weather as a cover to steal her family’s grimoire. She and her witty familiar will do whatever it takes to prevent the cherished two-hundred-year-old tome from landing in the wrong hands. To do that, they must first discover the identity of the thief…and who it is might be more shocking than the lightning overhead!

You’ll want to bring your umbrellas, rubber boots, and rain slickers to solve this electrifying mystery! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

We'll Always Have Chicago: A Mattie Tucker Paranormal Cozy Mystery by [Juliette Harper, Rana K.  Williamson]

The Twenties. Chicago. Bootleg booze. Gangsters. Jazz. And a country boy from Miller’s Cove, Tennessee.

One dark night newly promoted Detective Preston Jackson walked down the wrong alley and into the arms of a red-haired vampire named Lucille. Fast-forward to the present.

Lucille shows up in Mattie Tucker’s town—and she’s looking for Press. Sparks fly like hot lead from a Tommy gun and someone doesn’t make it out alive. 

Return to Miller’s Cove for the third Mattie Tucker cozy mystery. He’s a little Bogart. She’s a little Bacall—and Miller’s Cove is the paranormal, retro town you didn’t know you needed, but will never want to leave. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle