New Releases For The Week Of August 15th, 2021– Part 1

The Haunted Homecoming (Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries Book 10) by [Angie Fox]

Apple Cider, bonfires, football, and—ghosts.

It’s homecoming weekend in Sugarland, Tennessee, and ghost hunter Verity Long is tickled to see so many souls—living and dead—back in town to celebrate. But not all reunions are happy ones, and when Verity stumbles upon a dead body by the football field, it appears someone has already evened the score.

With her long-lost mother in tow and her ghostly sidekick Frankie showing her startling glimpses of a time long past, Verity untangles the secrets and scandal behind her town’s favorite traditions. Even more shocking? The murderer is tracking her. And before she can discover the final truth that leads her to a cold-blooded killer, she may just be the one who loses the game. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Danger at the Cove: An Island Sisters Mystery (The Island Sisters Book 2) by [Hannah Dennison]

In Danger at the Cove, the second book in a delightful cozy series by Hannah Dennison a surprise visitor makes an appearance on the island—and murder ensues.

Renovations on Tregarrick Rock Hotel are coming along, and Evie Mead thinks they just might be done by opening day. Then one of her sister Margot’s old Hollywood friends, Louise, arrives unannounced—and expecting VIP treatment.

Evie has half a mind to tell Louise to find other accommodations, but Margot pleads with Evie, saying that Louise—despite her upbeat and demanding attitude—is grieving her recently deceased husband. Evie pities her, and besides, the sisters need help. A simple rewiring project has resulted in a major overhaul of the hotel, and they’re way over budget. The small life insurance policy left to Evie by her own husband is gone, and they are desperate for funds. Margot believes that Louise, a marketing guru, can put the hotel on the map and give it the boost it needs.

But when a member of the hotel staff is found dead, and then another murder follows, the sisters’ plans crumble before their eyes. Who would do such a thing—and why? In a rollicking adventure involving a shipwreck filled with buried treasure, a dashing and mysterious Australian named Randy, and old rivalries stretching back to far before Evie and Margot ever set foot on the island, it’s all hands on deck to find the killer—and save the hotel. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook

Trick or Treats: Tales of All Hallows' Eve by [Diana Catt, Tony Perona]

Enter if you dare!

Crumbling mansions and ancient cemeteries. Haunted houses and med school dissection rooms. All are terrible places to visit on the spookiest night of the year. So, of course the authors of Speed City Sisters in Crime go there-and you can go with them. From Halloween parties to autumn festivals to trick-or-treaters, Indiana is the home of ghosts, apparitions, and in-the-flesh evil ones, in this time and yesteryear. Sixteen tales for All Hallows’ Eve, when the veil between the afterlife and this life thins, and the night fills with wonder and dread.

Experience the season with exceptional stories by Speed City Crime Authors Teri Barnett, C.L. Shore, Stephen M. Terrell, Sheri Held, Janet E. Williams, Joan Bruce, Ramona G. Henderson, Ross Carley and Karen Phillips, Elizabeth San Miguel, C. J. Nelson, C.A. Paddock, J. Paul Burroughs, Mary Ann Koontz, B.K. Hart, Elizabeth Perona, and Diana Catt. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Closet Confidential (A Charlotte Adams Professional Organizer Mystery Book 4) by [Mary Jane Maffini]

Fans of Marie Kondo and mysteries will love this series!

Professional organizer Charlotte Adams knows that every closet hides a skeleton . . .

When a grieving mother reaches out to her, professional organizer Charlotte Adams can’t refuse: the poor woman recently lost her young daughter in a tragic accident, and Charlotte feels compelled to help her through her despair, even if that comes in the form of sorting through her half dozen or more closets of designer clothing. But when the heartbroken woman confides to Charlotte that she’s sure her daughter’s death was murder, Charlotte doesn’t know if she’s dealing with delusional feelings or foul play.

Reluctantly agreeing to look into the young woman’s death, Charlotte questions the police and the witnesses and comes to the same conclusion as everyone else: it was a terrible accident. But then she uncovers a fleeting clue that points to a devious culprit and a cover-up, and what started as a mission of mercy is quickly turning into something far more menacing . . .

Organizing Tips Included!

Praise forthe Books of Mary Jane Maffini:

“A comedic, murderous romp . . . Maffini is a relaxed, accomplished, and wickedly funny writer.” —The Montreal Gazette

“Mary Jane Maffini provides a first-rate, well-organized whodunit . . . A new series that is fun to read.” —Midwest Book Review

“Maffini’s new series . . . is off to a brilliant start with this fast-paced mystery!” —Romantic Times

“Deserves top marks for creating an entertaining, fast-paced thriller filled with witty one-liners, snappy dialogue and crackling suspense.” —The Strand Magazine

“I’ll look forward to a long life for this series.” —Deadly Pleasures

“Plenty of twists and turns that kept me turning the pages until the last sentence.” —Dru’s Book Musings

“Maffini is a relaxed, accomplished and wickedly funny writer . . .” —The Times Colonist

About the Author:

Agatha and RT Award winner Mary Jane Maffini is the author of three and a half mystery series and two dozen short stories. Along with the Charlotte Adams professional organizer mysteries, she’s the author of the Camilla MacPhee Mysteries and the Fiona Silk comic capers. As Victoria Abbott, she collaborated on five collector mysteries with her daughter, Victoria. Mary Jane lives and plots in Manotick, Ontario, with a cluster of mischievous dachshunds at her feet. (Amazon)]

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Saved by the Spell: Paranormal mystery (House of Magic Book 2) by [Susanna Shore]

Magic and I hadn’t exactly had a good start, but thanks to a spell that made me repulsive to men, I was seriously considering becoming a witch hunter.

A chance encounter with a charming stranger makes Phoebe dream of a happily-ever-after, until she learns that there’s a spell on her that makes her repulsive to men. Luckily her boss, Archibald Kane, and her new landladies are experts on magic. Only this one seems to confound them all.

Who has spelled her and why? Is it a challenge on Kane’s leadership of the mages? Or is there a more sinister game afoot?

Phoebe doesn’t mind the space men give her in the tube, but her cousin’s engagement party is coming up. How is she to celebrate, if she makes half the guests nauseous? And how is she to charm the man of her dreams when she suspects he’s part of the problem?

It might take the Archmage to break the spell—if only they could find him. A spell may be needed to save them both. (Amazon

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback


Her Missing Husband (A Tattle-Tale Mystery Book 2) by [Victoria LK Williams]

 The Tattle-Tale Cafe is a great place to grab a drink–and catch up on the latest gossip.

The waitresses are friendly and the regular patrons are more than willing to help out when someone is in need. Even if that includes solving a crime or two.

So, grab your cup of Joe and a table overlooking the beach and get ready to hear the latest…

The Fox’s seem like the perfect couple-so why did Keith Fox disappear without a word to his loving wife, Katie?
Leigh-Ann, Nora, and Liz are on the case, trying to find the missing husband.

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Murder After Midnight: A compelling and completely addictive mystery (A Libby Sarjeant Murder Mystery Series Book 22) by [Lesley Cookman]

With fascinating characters and an intriguing plot, this is a real page turner’ KATIE FFORDE
‘Lesley Cookman is the Queen of Cosy Crime’ PAUL MAGRS

A new year dawns over the sleepy coastal town of Heronsbourne and brings with it a brand-new case for amateur sleuth Libby Sarjeant.

When a woman’s body is found on the local golf course after an illicit New Year’s party, news quickly spreads, and Libby finds herself being tracked down by locals desperate to share information about the victim, Jackie Stapleton.

But things are never that simple in Libby’s world. Whilst everyone had an opinion on Jackie, it seems nobody really knew much about her. Libby’s chum DCI Connell is being more tight-lipped than usual, and even with her friend Fran Wolfe’s help, discovering a motive for the killing is frustratingly difficult.

Is the murder linked to some distinctly dodgy dealing, a dispute with the local golf club, or something far more sinister – a ghost from Libby’s past?

Gripping and unputdownable, Murder After Midnight is the latest instalment in the much-loved Libby Sarjeant series by Lesley Cookman. Perfect for fans of Faith Martin, J. R. Ellis and LJ Ross.

Readers LOVE the Libby Sarjeant series:

‘I’ve read all of the books in this series and love them all’ 5* Reader Review

‘Just can’t get enough of reading about Libby and her friends’ 5* Reader Review

‘Libby’s gang are like old friends and I was hooked from the start’ 5* Reader Review

‘Love this series, roll on the next one!’ 5* Reader Review

‘I adore the characters and the village. I wish I could live on All Hallows Lane and be a part of this gang. Hoping for a new novel soon. Highly recommend’ 5* Reader Review

‘The characters are so likeable. I would love to visit the mythical Steeple Martin!’ 5* Reader Review

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook

Hazard in Hawaii (A Doctor Danger Mystery Book 1) by [Heather Silvio]

One man is dead, boiled alive by an unexplained fever-illness. He is just the first.

When locals fall ill on the Big Island of Hawai‘i, a team with a reputation for solving unusual cases is recruited to discover why.

Assistant investigator Sarah Danger can barely contain her excitement at being flown with her boss to a tropical paradise. After all, she expects this is a client overreaction to a natural event, and a routine medical explanation for the deadly fever-illness will surely come.

But hidden beneath the lush beauty of Hawai‘i is something that science can’t explain, and the key to saving everyone may well be as old as the Big Island itself. When unexpectedly thrust into a leadership role, Sarah must rely on her empath abilities and background in comparative mythology to solve the case. Can she uncover the truth in time, or will she fall victim herself?

Don’t miss out on the first Doctor Danger supernatural mystery, Hazard in Hawaii, from the author of the Paranormal Talent Agency. Preorder your copy today. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Dubious Disappearances in Las Vegas: A Humorous Tiffany Black Mystery (Tiffany Black Mysteries Book 27) by [A.R. Winters]

Has Ian really been kidnapped?

A Cupcakes-and-Crime Caper

Things hit too close to home for cupcake-loving croupier Tiffany Black when her assistant Ian’s “hog brother” is killed—and Ian is accused of murder.

To make matters worse, Ian is nowhere to be found, and Tiffany soon suspects he’s been kidnapped.

Along with her friend Stone as a substitute sidekick, Tiffany must track down Ian before it’s too late.

As the search for her wayward assistant—and the murderer—prove equally challenging, Tiffany’s family decides to host a speed-dating event for her cousin, and things really start to go hog wild.

While Tiffany and Stone do their best to solve the mystery of the “hog brother’s” murder and clear Ian’s name, they find themselves reluctant participants in the quest for her cousins dream man, and Tiffany ends up getting a bit more involved than she’d prefer…

Praise for A.R. Winters:

“You fall in love with Tiffany Black from the start, and the mystery starts immediately” – Melissa Greenberg, Top 1000 Reviewer

“Fans of Stephanie Plum, meet Tiffany Black, A.R. Winters’s new heroine.” – Rea,

“The perfect balance of being lighthearted, but still a serious page-turning mystery.” – Jaycie D,

Dubious Disappearances in Las Vegas is the twenty-seventh book in The Tiffany Black in Las Vegas Mystery Series. Though it can be read as a standalone, it’s best read in series order.

This is a lighthearted cozy mystery featuring a strong female protagonist, some unusual friends and family, and a mystery that needs solving! It has no graphic gore, bad language or sex. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Hired Killer (Biscayne Bay Mystery Series Book 1) by [Deborah Brown]

Sometimes it’s safer to stay dead—it’s easier to dig for the truth.

I’ve got a man handcuffed to my bed.

I’m Harper Finn, legit business owner. But I picked up a ringing phone that wasn’t mine and…well, I’m now involved.

Sure, Grey Walker, six feet of blue-eyed hotness, will gripe about me kidnapping him when he wakes up. But I couldn’t just let the ex-cop fall prey to a hit someone took out on him. Trust me, with people setting him up to take the fall for an infamous murder, he’s better off pretending to be dead for a while. In south Florida, it’s easier than you might think.

And as we dig for the truth, we have to be careful not to wind up at the bottom of Biscayne Bay. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

When the Cat's Away: 11 All New Travel-Themed Cozy Mysteries (Pet Whisperer P.I. Book 13) by [Molly Fitz, Bailey  Booth, M. L.  Bonatch, Daisy  Finch, Jane  Hinchey, Daphne Hunt, Denise Jaden, Patti Larsen, R A Muth, Rosie Pease, Morgan  Vale]

Join these vacationing sleuths as they trade their sunglasses for magnifying glasses in 11 new, never-before-read cozy mysteries.

USA Today bestselling author Molly Fitz has gathered a fantastic group of emerging and established talent in the Cozy Mystery genre. Together, they are ready to present the ultimate bookworm staycation. And you’re invited…

The best part? When you escape into the pages of these stories, kitty doesn’t have to stay at home. So snuggle up with your favorite furry friend to read this fun collection of travel cozies, each including a fabulous feline sidekick.

All aboard for intriguing mysteries, hilarious banter, and good, clean fun. Grab your copy of WHEN THE CAT’S AWAY to catch up with your favorite characters and to meet some new friends along the way. You’ll be very glad you did!

This special boxed set includes the long awaited book 13 in Molly Fitz’s beloved Pet Whisperer P.I, series. You can currently only read GRIZZLY GRIEVANCE as part of this collection. Don’t miss it!

Charles is taking Angie away for a weekend camping trip. Unfortunately, Octo-Cat and Pringle stow away in the RV, too. And if that wasn’t enough to ruin any chance of romance, the dead body that shows up in the picnic area is sure to take their getaway from relaxing to ruinous… (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

The Ghost and the Birthday Boy (Haunting Danielle Book 28) by [Bobbi Holmes, Anna J. McIntyre, Elizabeth Mackey]

Lily and Ian’s families come to Frederickport to celebrate Connor’s first Birthday.

Bringing the in-laws together is not always easy, especially when uninvited guests from the spirit realm show up. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Murder in London: a 1950s cozy historical mystery (A Rosa Reed Mystery Book 8) by [Lee Strauss, Norm Strauss]

A 1950s Cozy Mystery series by USA TODAY bestselling author Lee Strauss!

Murder’s a trip!

It’s early 1957, and Rosa Reed and her new beau Detective Miguel Belmonte fly from California to London to follow up on the cold case: the murder of Rosa’s good friend Lady Vivien Everleigh. 

The investigation is complicated, if not awkward, as the deceased is the sister of Rosa’s former fiancé. Thankfully, Rosa’s parents, Ginger (aka Ginger Gold of Lady Gold Investigations) and Basil Reed are there to help. 

Rosa stumbles onto a dangerous truth. Can she find her friend’s killer and save her own life too?

If you love early rock & roll, poodle skirts, clever who-dun-its, a charming cat and an even more charming detective, you’re going to love this new series!


Clean read: no graphic violence, sex, or strong language.

A brand new 1950s series!


Murder at High Tide (Book 1)

Murder on the Boardwalk (Book 2)

Murder at the Bomb Shelter (Book 3)

Murder on Location (Book 4)

Murder and Rock ‘n Roll (Book 5)

Murder at the Races (Book 6)

Murder at the Dude Ranch (Book 7)

Murder in London (Book 8)

Hop aboard the 1920s!


Murder on the SS Rosa (Book 1)

Murder at Hartigan House (Book 2)

Murder at Bray Manor (Book 3)

Murder at Feathers & Flair (Book 4)

Murder at the Mortuary (Book 5)

Murder at Kensington Gardens (Book 6)

Murder at st. George’s Church (Book 7)

The Wedding of Ginger & Basil (Book 7.5)

Murder Aboard the Flying Scotsman (Book 8)

Murder at the Boat Club (Book 9)

Murder on Eaton Square (Book 10)

Murder by Plum Pudding (Book 11)

Murder on Fleet Street (Book 12)

Murder at Brighton Beach (Book 13)

Murder at Hyde Park (Book 14)

Murder at Royal Albert Hall (Book 15)

Murder in Belgravia (Book 16)

~more on the way!

Don’t miss LADY GOLD INVESTIGATES, the short story companion series!

Genre: cat cozy mystery series / historical mystery / women amateur sleuths / female detectives (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle


All Swell That Ends Spell: A Paranormal Cozy Mystery (Magical Renaissance Faire Mysteries Book 2) by [Trixie Silvertale]

A dubious festival. A fatal swim. Can this fortune-telling fairy herald the true killer?

Coriander the Conjurer is trapped in a cursed Renaissance Faire, but that’s the good news. Her usual routine of reading patrons’ futures and compensating for her lopsided fairy wings is interrupted when a scuffle turns deadly. Now, in order to broker peace within the realm she must solve a mermaid’s murder.

Convincing the gorgeous Mer prince to allow her to investigate seems the only option. But she’ll need the help of a dangerous vampire and her meddling toad familiar to uncover the real clues. With doxies, scoundrels, and panderers aplenty, it won’t be easy to suss out the truth!

Can Coriander’s fairy dust save the day, or will her inquiry end as a tragedy?

All Swell That Ends Spell is the second book in the humorous paranormal cozy series, Magical Renaissance Faire Mysteries. If you like snarky heroines, supernatural misfits, and a splash of romance, then you’ll love Trixie Silvertale’s crooked caper.

Buy All Swell That Ends Spell to go all fins on a felony today! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Pink Sprinkled Murder (A Bite-sized Bakery Cozy Mystery Book 21) by [Rosie A. Point]

Catering a birthday party shouldn’t be this murderous…

Traveling bakers, Ruby and Bee, are thrilled to be catering an exclusive sweet sixteen birthday party for one of the wealthiest families in their favorite cozy town. There’s cupcakes, sprinkles, dancing, and even the parents are getting in on the fun.

Until the local mailman is found dead on the doorstep. At nine ‘o clock at night. Nobody heard a thing, and with suspects and clues around every corner, Ruby and Bee are intrigued by the case. What better way to say goodbye to small town, Yesterday, Pennsylvania, than by solving the murder of the beloved mailman?

Can Ruby and Bee figure out whodunit? Or will this be the one case that got away? Find out in the next installment of the Bite-sized Bakery Cozy Mystery Series. Grab your copy today. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

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