New Releases For The Week Of July 25th, 2021–Part 2

A Stranger on Her Doorstep (Harlequin Intrigue) by [Julie Miller]

She senses he’s in danger because of his past.

If only he could remember why…

Ava Wallace feels safe in her remote cabin—until a wounded man collapses at her door. He remembers being a marine, but he has no idea who left him for dead or how he ended up in the mountains of Wyoming. As the stranger begins to recover his memory, he and Ava begin to trust each other. But every recollection brings them closer to a deadly revelation…

From Harlequin Intrigue: Seek thrills. Solve crimes. Justice served. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Much Ado about Nauticaling (A Whit and Whiskers Mystery Book 1) by [Gabby Allan]

Whitney Dagner is your tour guide to a Pacific paradise that’s to die for—only to find it’s a place people are also willing to kill for—in Gabby Allan’s Much Ado About Nauticaling, first in the Whit and Whiskers Mystery series.

After far too many years in the Los Angeles corporate world, Whitney Dagner has come home to Santa Catalina Island off the California coast to help her brother Nick run Nautically Yours, the family tourism business. Between gift shop shifts selling all manner of T-shirts and tchotchkes and keeping her feline Whiskers in fine fettle, she pilots the Sea Bounder, a glass bottom boat showing tourists the underwater sights of aquatic plants, marine life—and a murder victim?
 
The self-proclaimed “Master of the Island,” Jules Tisdale was a wealthy man with business interests throughout Catalina who was about to be honored as Person of the Year before someone strangled him with his own tie and tossed his body into the water. That someone appears to be Nick, who had a raw deal from Jules and no alibi the night of his murder. To clear her brother’s name, Whit will have to investigate Jules’ shady associates and not exactly grief-stricken family members—with the unwelcome help of Felix Ramirez, police diver and Whit’s ex-boyfriend who’s looking to rekindle their relationship. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook

Murder, She Edited (Deadly Edits Book 4) by [Kaitlyn Dunnett]

The bestselling author of the Liss MacCrimmon mysteries continues her new booklovers mystery series featuring freelance editor Mikki Lincoln and her keen-eyed cat Calpurnia.
 
When Mikki inherits a nearby farm from a woman she hasn’t seen in two decades, the unexpected arrangement comes with a big catch: forgotten diaries hidden in the neglected house must be recovered, edited, and published across the internet within one month. The lonely locale is like an untouched time capsule from the 1950s, and it was left behind for good reason
 
While searching for the mysterious memoirs and clues about the former owners, Mikki discovers that the once peaceful place was punctuated by an unsolved homicide and other rumored crimes. Worse, suspicious activity in the creepy, dilapidated barn suggests it really hasn’t been abandoned at all . . .
 
In a remote farmhouse with only her observant calico cat, Calpurnia, keeping her company, Mikki must swiftly crack an eerie cold case from the past and stop a clever culprit from leaving red markups on anything other than pages of revised copy . . . (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook

“After a busy morning dispatching emissaries from Heaven’s Department of Good Intentions to those in need, Bailey Ruth Raeburn is feeling flush with success. So when an urgent call for help comes through from her old hometown, she can’t resist taking on the mission herself. After all, what could go wrong? With the shouted warning of her boss, Wiggins – “Irregular! Problematic!” – ringing in her ears, she arrives to face a shocking scene: Professor Iris Gallagher leaning over the corpse of her colleague Matt Lambert, the murder weapon clutched in her hand. Bailey Ruth is only sent to help the innocent, but things are looking very black for Iris. With Wiggins breathing down her neck, and her old friend Police Chief Sam Cobb casting doubt on her every theory, Bailey Ruth must uncover the truth – or this could be the last trip to earth she’s ever allowed to make”– (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook  

Body Conscious: A small town romantic cozy mystery by [Ana  Diamond]

Mortician, Lily Reynolds is used to seeing bodies, but not the type murdered in her own funeral home. As Detective James Rivers zeroes in on her as the town’s number one suspect she must rise above the accusations and rumors to solve the case herself while keeping her attraction to the troubled detective at bay. James has a past. The last time he let someone into his life she wound up dead. Vowing never to let that happen again he has sworn off dating for good. Until he meets Lily. In his gut he knows she’s not the murderer but pressure to solve the case puts him on the wrong trail while he struggles to keep Lily off the case. Can she solve the case on her own or will their scandalous romance get in the way of proving her innocence? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Murder by the Cup: a light-hearted, paranormal cozy mystery (Le Doux Mysteries Book 1) by [Abigail Thornton]

If asked her opinion, there are a few things Wynona Le Doux would have left out of her life.

She wouldn’t have chosen to be born into the most powerful, ruling witch family in all of Hex Haven. She wouldn’t have chosen to be cursed at birth and grow up without powers. And she definitely wouldn’t have chosen to add ‘amateur sleuth’ to her resume.

Unfortunately, fate had other ideas.

Having been raised as her family’s ‘dirty little secret, it isn’t until her grandmother helps her escape on the Spring Equinox that Wynona manages to make a few decisions for herself…that is until a dead body is found in her tea shop. She’s only six days away from her grand opening when the police mark off the area as a crime scene.

Wynona has a solid alibi, but the chief of police has Wynona at the top of his suspect list and the grumpy vampire seems determined to put her behind bars. Despite that, it isn’t until customers begin cancelling their appointments that Wynona knows she has to step in and solve this crime or lose her dream forever.

Without any magical powers, she’s going to need all the help she can get.
A wingless fairy, a too-handsome landlord and a purple mouse are not exactly what she had in mind.

Follow Wynona and her band of misfits as they navigate a city of magic, mystery and possible danger in this light-hearted, paranormal cozy mystery by Abigail Thornton.

Grab Your Copy Today!

The Le Doux Mystery Series
Murder by the Cup
Sugar, Cream or Murder
A Sip of Murder (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Blossoms, Barbeque, & Blackmail: A Camper and Criminals Cozy Mystery Series Book 20 (A Camper & Criminals Cozy Mystery Series) by [Tonya Kappes]

The last thing Normal needs is Dottie Swagger or Mary Elizabeth Moberly as the Ms. Blossom Festival Queen.

I thought I had my hands full when Dottie Swaggert and Mary Elizabeth Moberly entered the Ms. Blossom Queen Beauty Pageant for seniors but when I witnessed a fight at the festival between Carrie Patillo and Jason Dresser, Carrie’s daughter’s accused killer, I knew Jason was wrongfully accused for the murder and set up.
How was I going to prove it before the trial started?

Easy. Gather the Laundry Club Ladies and use our unique sleuthing skills. Right?

Wrong!

After we uncovered some evidence of blackmail and head on over to tell Jason what we found out. . .we found out something alright. The true killer got to Jason first.

If that wasn’t enough to deal with, Bobby Ray Bond found his real mama. With her impending arrival, we Laundry Club Ladies have our hands full with Blossoms, BBQ, & Blackmail.

Welcome to Normal where NOTHING is normal! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Beach Front Hunt (A Flamingo Realty Mystery Book 8) by [CeeCee James]

Life is good for Stella O’Neil. She’s found her mother at last and is finally getting a chance to get to know her after 20 years apart. She’s also just landed the listing of a lifetime!

Trouble always seems to find Stella though and this time it feels personal. When she goes with her client to visit the beautiful remote mansion, her client is brutally murdered. No one else is around for miles. Stella becomes the prime suspect. It’s up to Stella to clear her name and find the killer.

She has no clues to follow until files start disappearing from her computer. Soon a threat follows. Stella is sure if she can find the person responsible, the hacker can lead her to the killer. But she doesn’t have much time until she herself is arrested and tried- will she go to prison after her mother was just released? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

A Fiancée's Guide to First Wives and Murder (A Countess of Harleigh Mystery Book 4) by [Dianne Freeman]

In Dianne Freeman’s lighthearted mystery series set in Victorian England, the American-born Countess of Harleigh uncovers more deadly intrigue among the uppercrust . . .
 
For Frances Wynn, widow to the late Earl of Harleigh, life has a cosmopolitan flavor of late. No sooner has she sent her mother and daughter off on a shopping trip to Paris than she and her fiancé, George Hazleton, are socializing with visiting members of the Russian royal family. Yet amid this whirlwind, scandal also comes calling when Inspector Delaney turns up outside Frances’s house with a young French woman with a shocking claim: she is Mrs. George Hazelton.
 
As the future Mrs. George Hazelton, Frances assumes the woman is either lying or demented. “Mrs. Hazelton,” aka Irena, makes other outrageous statements. Among them, she insists that she is the illegitimate daughter of Russian royalty, that she has been abducted and held for ransom many times, and that someone is sending her threatening letters. When George arrives, he clarifies that he is certainly not married to Irena—though he can confirm her royal parentage. But even as he agrees to investigate whether Irena’s life is in danger, her claim proves tragically true. Irena is found strangled in Frances’ garden.
 
To uncover a killer—and clear their own names—Frances and George must determine which of Irena’s outlandish stories were based in fact, and who stood to benefit from her death. And as the search reaches a shocking conclusion, they may find that villainy lurks all too close to home . . . (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover

Salted Caramel Sorcery (BEWITCHED BY CHOCOLATE Mysteries ~ Book 7) by [H.Y. Hanna]

The autumn equinox is here, and Caitlyn Le Fey is excited by the upcoming masquerade ball to celebrate the festival of Mabon. Not only is it a chance to dress up in glamorous costumes, but—with the Widow Mags catering—the villagers might finally put their prejudices aside and appreciate the delicious treats from her grandmother’s chocolate shop. What’s more, with the dreamy music and romantic dancing, Caitlyn might even get her first kiss with the dashing Lord James Fitzroy! But on the night of the ball, Caitlyn barely has time to sample the decadent caramel fountain, or help her old vampire uncle search for his missing fangs, before a guest is brutally murdered. Was he killed by witchcraft? Who was the mysterious woman seen following him? And why did he lie about his identity?
Many at the ball might have wanted him dead, from a jealous ex-lover to an old foe seeking revenge, but to Caitlyn’s horror, it’s her cousin Pomona who becomes the top suspect. Although Pomona has been acting strangely and showing a disturbing interest in black magic, ever since she was given a cursed diamond, Caitlyn refuses to believe that her pretty, bubbly cousin could be capable of murder! With the help of her quirky witch family, a few chocolate spells, and a pony with a sweet tooth, Caitlyn is soon close to finding the real killer. But solving the mystery could also mean facing a shocking truth about her own family and the secrets of her past…a

This book follows British English spelling and usage.
Clean read: no graphic violence, sex, or strong language.
Genre: contemporary fantasy, paranormal fantasy, paranormal cozy mysteries, witch cozy mystery, culinary cozy mysteries, cat cozy mystery series, British mystery

BEWITCHED BY CHOCOLATE

  • Dark, Witch & Creamy (Book 1)
  • Witch, Chocolate Fudge (Book 2)
  • Witch Summer Night’s Cream (Book 3)
  • Blood, Sweets and Tears (Book 4)
  • Bonbons and Broomsticks (Book 5)
  • Double, Double, Toil and Truffle (Book 6)
  • Salted Caramel Sorcery (Book 7) (Amazon)
  • Editions Available: Kindle
Raspberry Lemonade and Ruin: A cozy murder mystery full of twists (Peridale Cafe Cozy Mystery Book 23) by [Agatha Frost]

Book 23 in the BESTSELLING Peridale Cafe Cozy Mystery Series.
Change is afoot in Peridale. Wellington Manor is about to gain a new owner, and that same person is trying to buy the local library. Can Julia and Dot’s recently formed neighbourhood watch group save the library before it’s turned into a restaurant?
Other books in the series:

  1. Pancakes and Corpses
  2. Lemonade and Lies
  3. Doughnuts and Deception
  4. Chocolate Cake and Chaos
  5. Shortbread and Sorrow
  6. Espresso and Evil
  7. Macarons and Mayhem
  8. Fruit Cake and Fear
  9. Birthday Cake and Bodies
  10. Gingerbread and Ghosts
  11. Cupcakes and Casualties
  12. Blueberry Muffins and Misfortune
  13. Ice Cream and Incidents
  14. Champagne and Catastrophes
  15. Wedding Cake and Woes
  16. Red Velvet and Revenge
  17. Vegetables and Vengeance
  18. Cheesecake and Confusion
  19. Brownies and Bloodshed
  20. Cocktails and Cowardice
  21. Profiteroles and Poison
  22. Scones and Scandal
  23. Raspberry Lemonade and Ruin

Book 23 in the Peridale Cafe Cozy Mystery series! Can be read as a standalone but will be enjoyed more as part of the series. A light, cozy mystery read with a cat loving and cafe-owning amateur female sleuth, in a small village setting with quirky characters. Written in British English. No cliffhanger, swearing, gore or graphic scenes! Contains mild peril. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Scar Wars (Matchmaker Marriage Mysteries Book 3) by [Elise Sax]

“Fans of laugh-out-loud romantic suspense will enjoy this author as she joins the ranks of Janet Evanovich, Katie MacAllister, and Jennifer Crusie.”—Booklist

“Elise Sax will win your heart.”—New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis

Gladie and Spencer have the perfect marriage. Or do they? Lately, Spencer has been spending a lot of time with the sexy owner of a new pie shop in town. He also changed his cologne, and he’s been giving his hair more attention than normal. Gladie is furious…and worried. When she’s offered a chance at a major makeover from a local plastic surgeon, she decides to take it in order to give the sexy pie shop owner a run for her money. But before Gladie can get refreshed, the plastic surgeon winds up dead, and now Gladie has been swept up in the town’s dangerous scar wars.

Scar Wars is the third book in the Matchmaker Marriage Mysteries, the continuing adventures of Gladie Burger with all of the regular characters from the Matchmaker Mysteries. It’s perfect for fans of Miss Fortune, Stephanie Plum, and small-town, funny mysteries.

Matchmaker Marriage Mysteries…sometimes love comes with a few dead ends.

“Sax will make you laugh. Her larger-than-life characters jump off the page and make crazy seem like a fun place to hang out.”—New York Times bestselling author Christie Craig

“With quirky characters reminiscent of Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series and a small-town heroine redolent of Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse” –RT Book Reviews (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Missing in Little Leaf Creek (A Little Leaf Creek Cozy Mystery Book 8) by [Cindy Bell]

Living in the country comes with lovable animals, a stubborn next-door neighbor, two missing people and a murder…

Cassie Alberta is loving her new life in Little Leaf Creek. She is finally coming to terms with the ghosts from her past and moving forward. She loves living next to two cheeky goats and a lovable collie mix. But when two people from Little Leaf Creek go missing and one turns up dead, she finds herself right in the middle of two baffling mysteries.

Cassie joins forces with her ornery, next-door neighbor to try and solve the murder and find the missing person. With many leads to follow and two mysteries to solve, Cassie has a lot to juggle and doesn’t find much time for her new boyfriend, Sebastian Vail. Will Cassie give him the attention he deserves? Or when she finally realizes she has been neglecting him will it be too late?

It is a race against time for Tessa and Cassie to solve the mysteries before more lives are put at risk, including their own.

Recipe included: Carrot Cake

Missing in Little Leaf Creek is the fast-paced eighth book in the Little Leaf Creek Cozy Mystery Series. If you like unexpected twists and turns, lively personalities, lovable animals and a never-ending list of suspicious characters, then you’ll love Cindy Bell’s heartwarming whodunnit.

Buy Missing in Little Leaf Creek by USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author Cindy Bell to start solving the mysteries today! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

With a Charm on Top (Spellford Cove Mystery Book 4) by [Samantha Silver]

Welcome to Spellford Cove, where the baking is sweet and the witches are wild.a

Things are flowing smoothly for Robin in Spellford Cove. She’s got a support network she loves, business is going great—she’s even thinking of hiring another employee—and things with Hunter areheating up both literally and figuratively.

But when strange things start happening in town, and a number of bodies start showing up, Robin thinks there’s more to it than meets the eye. She smells magic, and she knows that she’s going to have to get involved to get to the bottom of it.

And as Robin investigates, she’ll find more clues as to her past and her biological family that will rock her world.

This is the fourth book in the Spellford Cove cozy mystery series. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Hexed Hiss-tory: A Nine Lives Magic Mystery by [Danielle Garrett]

Have you ever wished your cat could talk to you? If so, allow my story to be your cautionary tale.


Following a disturbing revelation regarding my Aunt Lavender, my reluctant familiar and I have to work together to solve another mystery—one that hits much closer to home.

Unfortunately, Selene isn’t big on the whole ‘teamwork’ concept.

**Cora and Selene’s hiss-terical adventures continue in this new paranormal cozy mystery from Danielle Garrett. Perfect for anyone who wanted to adopt Salem from Sabrina the Teenage Witch.** (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

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