New Releases For The Week Of August 8h, 2021–Part 2

Sea Fog: A Folly Beach Halloween Mystery (A Folly Beach Mystery Book 20) by [Bill Noel, Angelica  Cruz]

Halloween is traditionally filled with ghosts, goblins, and ghouls but this year the holiday brings something more sinister to the small South Carolina barrier island of Folly Beach. The popular fall holiday has never been a favorite of retired bureaucrat Chris Landrum but that didn’t stop his friend Charles Fowler from convincing him to tour a haunted house sponsored by a local charity. In addition to being faced with the scary scenes that appear in most haunted houses, they stumble across a dead body—a real dead body.

Stir into the cauldron a Wiccan family, a Christian minister, an egotistical dentist, a ghost-hunting couple, and a dog the size of a Fiat and you have the makings of a mystery that Chris and Charles must solve before their bodies are added into the haunted house. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Secrets and Suspects (An Isle of Man Ghostly Cozy Book 19) by [Diana Xarissa]

After finding a skeleton while visiting the properties that she’d inherited from her aunt, Mona Kelly, Fenella Woods is only a bit worried about what she might find when she visits the safe deposit boxes that Mona had in banks around the Isle of Man. Having said that, she’s still shocked when she walks into one of the banks just as a body is found in one of the vaults. 

Nigel Corlett was the bank’s manager, but no one can explain how he’d ended up dead inside a time-locked vault. There is no shortage of suspects, as it becomes clear that Nigel was involved with many different women, some of whom seem to have been a bit obsessed with the handsome man.

Can Fenella help the police work out how Nigel got into the vault after hours? Can they work out exactly how many women he was actually seeing? And can Fenella persuade the owners of the Seaview in Ramsey to let her best friend, Shelly, have her wedding reception there when they’re supposed to be closed for the season? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Storm Force: A chilling Norfolk Broads crime thriller (British Detective Tanner Murder Mystery Series Book 7) by [David Blake]

Two marked men, three dead women, and an approaching storm, powerful enough to change the Norfolk landscape forever.

As a category four storm looms large over Norfolk’s wide open horizon, DI John Tanner is given the task of solving a high-profile murder. But when another body is found together with a mysterious blackmail note, he faces a race against time to uncover the truth before the storm moves in to destroy everything in its path, including the evidence he so desperately needs.

Set within the mysterious beauty of the Norfolk Broads, this fast-paced British detective series is a dark cozy murder mystery with a slice of humour and a touch of romance which will have you guessing until the very end, when the last shocking twist is finally revealed.

Storm Force is another addictive gripping crime thriller, the seventh in a chilling series of serial killer books, ones which will rapidly convert followers of L J Ross, Faith Martin, Joy Ellis, Damien Boyd and J M Dalgliesh into David Blake devotees. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

As Grimoire as It Gets: A Paranormal Women's Fiction Mystery (Witching Hour Book 5) by [Christine Zane Thomas]

Mystery. Mayhem. And the return of the Faction.

When the Faction returns to Creel Creek, Constance thinks it’s to help solve the mystery surrounding her missing mother. But they have other priorities… like the spike in attacks coming from the shadow realm.

It doesn’t help that Constance has her own demons to face—the kind from hell.

Can they work together to rid the world of these threats? And will Constance finally find out what happened to her mother?

As Grimoire as It Gets is the fifth installment in the Witching Hour series. Perfect for readers of Urban Fantasy, Cozy Mystery, and Paranormal Women’s Fiction. Get your copy today! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Blind Men Don't Dial Zero by [C.A. Larmer]

INTRODUCING THE SLEUTHS OF LAST RESORT: Five crime buffs are brought together to solve an Impossible Mystery. There’re millions at stake and just two weeks to do it…

Police say the case is open-and-shut. The heir to a massive fortune, Heath Burlington, slaughters his parents, confesses to the crimes, then turns the gun on himself. Heath’s grandfather says, “Not so fast.” With the case now closed, Sir George assembles his own crack team of detectives—five amateur sleuths with a nose for mystery and a need to prove themselves—then pits them against each other to solve it.

THE IMPOSSIBLE MYSTERY: “Prove Heath’s innocence and you get $1 million each. The sleuth who makes the biggest breakthrough scores a bonus million. The sleuth who does the least gets nothing.” They have just two weeks.


  • Cluedo champ Merry (she can read a crime scene like no other);
  • Reckless PI Kila (his rule-breaking might be what this case requires);
  • Bestselling crime author Martin (he wrote the book on Locked Room Mysteries);
  • Dinosaur ex-detective Earle (he’s a straight-shooter with the inside track);
  • Fearless crime reporter Frankie (she knows the case inside out. Or thought she did…)

AND SO THE ADVENTURE BEGINS… As the story twists from Sydney’s cliff-top mega-mansions to the shadowy Snowy Mountains and back, the strangers must learn to work together—and to their skill-set—to solve the mystery and face their own demons before their time runs out.

From the best-selling author comes an exciting new series for fans of fun, fast-paced whodunnits with twists you will not see coming. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Mudroom Mystic (Magical Renovation Mysteries Book 7) by [Amy  Boyles]

When a gnome competition comes to Peachwood, Clementine finds herself in the middle of a feud between Malene and Norma Ray. Each woman wants to win the gnome competition, but there can be only one winner. Or can there be? And when one of the competitors winds up dead, it’s up to Clementine to solve the mystery. Can she do it? Find out now! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

The BBQ Burger Murder (A Sleepy Creek Cozy Mystery Book 3) by [Rosie A. Point]

Summer is the time for BBQ, burgers, and… murder

Christie Watson, private investigator par excellence, has had an interesting start to her summer. A sudden uptick in missing cat cases has Christie flitting from home to home, searching for felines in varying states of grumpiness. With her private investigation business on the rocks, all she needs is one good case.

When the new editor of the paper, The Creeker Gazette, is murdered, Christie’s asked by local police not to get involved. And she doesn’t plan on it.

Until the town’s “Gossip Queen” and enemy number one comes knocking. As the prime suspect in the case, Mona Jonah has a lot to lose, and a lot of money to offer if Christie can figure out who committed the murder.

Christie’s got to choose: annoy the local detectives, her boyfriend included, or keep her business afloat. Find out whodunit in the third installment in the Sleepy Creek Cozy Mystery series! Grab your copy today. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Duchesses, Diamonds, and Murder: Victoria Parker Regency Mysteries Book 6 by [Jennifer Monroe]

A duchess found murdered, a stolen diamond, and a suspect close to Vicky’s heart….

Having envisioned nuptial bliss with her business partner, James Kensington, Miss Victoria Parker awaits the proposal she is certain will come. However that moment is short-lived when a friend arrives bearing news that sends her world into utter chaos:

The Duchess of Townsley has been murdered, and James is the primary suspect.

To make matters worse, Vicky’s former fiancé, Duncan Blackmoore, arrives with a promise – for the trouble she has caused him, he will seek his revenge by seeing that James hangs for the murder of the duchess.

Battling the past and attempting to manage the present, Vicky desperately searches for the truth. Yet the list of suspects for this strange ‘whodunit’ grows by the day, and Vicky soon realizes that not only do suspects lie, but so do those closest to her.

With each question asked, another emerges, and as the past threatens the future, one final query remains:

Who is Richard Kent?

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

Editions Available: Kindle

Death Takes a Holiday: Cozy Mystery (Country Cottage Mysteries Book 18) by [Addison Moore]

An innkeeper who reads minds. An ornery detective. And a trail of bodies. Cider Cove is the premier destination for murder.

***Includes RECIPE

My name is Bizzy Baker, and I can read minds—not every mind, not every time but most of the time and believe me when I say it’s not all it’s cracked up to be.

The summer heat is pressing down on in Cider Cove as Bizzy’s relatives descend on the inn for a family reunion. But not everyone is thrilled to see one another. Bizzy’s mother, Ree, is forced to confront her estranged sisters and the man that came between them all those years ago. And when that man turns up dead, there are one too many suspects—and three of them happen to be sisters. Summer in Cider Cove is proving to be deadly. Bizzy Baker runs the Country Cottage Inn, has the ability to pry into the darkest recesses of both the human and animal mind, and has just stumbled upon a body. With the help of her kitten, Fish, a mutt named Sherlock Bones and an ornery yet dangerously good looking homicide detective, Bizzy is determined to find the killer.

The Country Cottage Inn is known for its hospitality. Leaving can be murder.

A laugh out loud cozy mystery by New York Times Bestseller Addison Moore and her partner in cozy crime, USA TODAY Bestseller Bellamy Bloom. — Cosmopolitan Magazine calls Addison’s books, “…easy, frothy fun!”

Cider Cove, Maine is the premier destination for fun and relaxation.
But when a body turns up, it’s the premier destination for murder.

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

My Colorful Conundrum: A Magical Mystery with Imaginary Sidekicks Come to Life by [Molly Fitz, Linnie  Rose]

Following a freak electrical storm, Lisa Lewis’s vibrant paintings of fairytale creatures have started coming to life. Unfortunately, only she can see and communicate with them. And when her mentor turns up dead, this aspiring artist must turn amateur sleuth to clear her name and save the day with only these “pigments” of her imagination to help her. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Calamity (and a Danish) (A European Voyage Cozy Mystery—Book 5) by [Blake Pierce]

“When you think that life cannot get better, Blake Pierce comes up with another masterpiece of thriller and mystery! This book is full of twists, and the end brings a surprising revelation. Strongly recommended for the permanent library of any reader who enjoys a very well-written thriller.”
–Books and Movie Reviews (re Almost Gone)

CALAMITY (AND A DANISH)is book #5 in a charming new cozy mystery series by #1 bestselling author Blake Pierce, whose Once Gone has over 1,500 five-star reviews. The series begins with MURDER (AND BAKLAVA)—BOOK #1.

When London Rose, 33, is proposed to by her long-time boyfriend, she realizes she is facing a stable, predictable, pre-determined (and passionless) life. She freaks out and runs the other way—accepting instead a job across the Atlantic, as a tour-guide on a high-end European cruise line that travels through a country a day. London is searching for a more romantic, unscripted and exciting life that she feels sure exists out there somewhere.

London is elated: the European river towns are small, historic and charming. She gets to see a new port every night, gets to sample an endless array of new cuisine and meet a stream of interesting people. It is a traveler’s dream, and it is anything but predictable.

Book #5, CALAMITY (AND A DANISH), takes them to the stunning city of Copenhagen. London is thrilled to sail into the historic harbor of Nyhavn, with its colorful homes lining the harbor, and to visit a delicious pastry festival, where the country competes for the best Danish in Denmark. But when she has the bad fortune to discover a dead body, London’s dreams turn into a nightmare, leaving her little time to solve the crime herself—or else find herself imprisoned.

Laugh-out-loud funny, romantic, endearing, rife with new sights, culture and food, THE EUROPEAN VOYAGE cozy series offers a fun and suspenseful trip through the heart of Europe, anchored in an intriguing mystery that will keep you on the edge of your seat and guessing until the very last page.

Book #6 in the series—MAYHEM (AND HERRING)—is now also available! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Hauntings and High Jinx (Witch Haven Mystery - a fun cozy witch paranormal mystery Book 7) by [K.E. O'Connor]

Hi! My name is Odessa Grimsbane, and I love pumpkins, scarecrows, and Brodie. Oh, and delicious, powdered pumpkin candy. Let’s not forget the super-charged treats.

My scarecrows are magical, my pumpkins are the best in show, and my Brodie… well, he’s dead. But not for much longer.
Before I can bring back Brodie – did I mention I’m amazing at reanimation magic – I need a vessel for him to live in and to find his ghost, which has been hiding for three years. A not insignificant problem. No ghost, no reanimation, and no true love.

However, defeat isn’t in this witch’s vocabulary. After all, true love only strikes once, and I’m not letting it go. No matter what it takes, I’m getting my happily ever after.

If only an anxious ghost hadn’t just shown up demanding his murder be solved. And did Eldridge have to knock me over to tell me about his unhappy demise? Well, he’s about to turn into a dangerous ghoul, so time isn’t on this frustrated ghost’s side. And, good news, he agrees to find Brodie for me. So we strike a deal. I get suspect hunting, while Eldridge gets ghost hunting.

Here’s hoping my pumpkin magic helps me figure out how to become an amazing sleuth because if I don’t, I’ll never find Brodie and will have to destroy Eldridge when he shifts into a lethal, out-of-control ghost ghoul. Yikes! And I thought making magically enchanted killer scarecrows was tricky.

Oh! And I’m in trouble with the Magic Council, but we’ll talk about that another time. Anyone for a pumpkin and dark chocolate cookie?


Welcome to the wacky world of a witch with a little something extra. Odessa is pure of heart and pumpkin obsessed, and she always wants to help. But when that kind heart drags her into a complicated murder mystery, she’s out of her depth.

Enjoy this witch paranormal cozy mystery, featuring a troubled magic user with a small pumpkin problem, a snarky cat (there’s always a snarky cat), a group of amazing friends, and a mystery that’ll have you wondering who did it until the very end. Oh, and watch out for the scarecrows. They bite! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

The Banshee in the Bathroom: A Soul Seeker Cozy Mystery #2 (Soul Seeker Cozy Mystery Series) by [Courtney McFarlin]

A historic hotel in Deadwood, South Dakota has a major problem. Brynn Sullivan gets called into help, and this time, she may get more than she bargained for.

Join Brynn and Bernie as they race to solve the case before the mysterious portent comes to pass.

If you like paranormal cozies, funny spirits, and amateur sleuths, you’ll love this delightful new series from Courtney McFarlin. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

A Treacherous Take Out: A Paranormal Women's Fiction Mystery (Three Kitty Familiar PI Witch Mystery Series Book 2) by [Constance  Barker]

A New Case, An Old Nemesis Returns and Is Romance in the Air?

When the half owner of a boutique is killed, the witches are hired to crack the case. Ned is the defense attorney for the defendant in the case, but is she as innocent as she seems? Or could a sister of the deceased decide it was high time for her brother to pay up.

An old grudge has come back to haunt the witches in the form of a warlock. Barton Raynor plans to bring the witches down one at a time, starting with Anna.

Ned and Camille are becoming close. Anna is happy for her friend, but Jackie is wary of the defense attorney. Does she have reason to be?

***Find out in the Second Book in the Three Kitty Familiar Witch Mystery Series*** (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Copycat Killer: A Shelf Indulgence Cozy Mystery by [S.E.  Babin]

In my next case, imitation isn’t the sincerest form of flattery when it leads to murder…Mary Ruth Steinman is a magnet for controversy, but she’s good for business. At least until my grumpy Persian meets her and tries to bite her. Soon, it’s all I can do to keep my business running and my cat happy. But when the author is found dead in the bushes outside my bookstore after a signing, Tattered Pages is thrust into the news once again. And as much as I’d like to blame my cat, Poppy is no murderer. Plus, she doesn’t have opposable thumbs.So … who in Silverwood Hollow held a grudge big enough for murder this time? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle