New Releases For The Week Of August 15th, 2021–3

Cottonwood Cozy Mysteries Superseries 2 by [Dianne Harman]

Books in Cottonwood Springs Cozy Mystery Superseries #2:

Redemption in Cottonwood Springs
Trouble at the New Dawn B & B
Murder at the New Dawn B & B
Missing in Los Angeles
Mystery on Main Street
Murder at the Carnival

Brigid’s life has changed dramatically since her company went bankrupt, she became divorced, and she left Los Angeles, for Cottonwood Springs, Colorado. Now she has a husband and a teenage daughter, plus she’s made a new career for herself as a consultant to the Sheriff’s Department.

Revenge, hatred, love, and jealousy are common themes in these books, plus a big Newfoundland dog, Jett, and an adorable little Maltipoo, Lucky.

There are plenty of recipes in these six standalone cozy mysteries from a two-time USA Today Bestselling Author. Buy or borrow and enjoy! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Sunflower Surprises & Murder (The Prairie Crocus Cozy Mystery Series Book 7) by [Miranda Brickett]

Book 7 of the Prairie Crocus Cozy Mystery Series.
Clean, wholesome fun (& murder) for all ages!

It’s time! The grand opening of Claudia’s business is fast-approaching. She’s optimistic she’ll be able to tackle her lengthy to-do list in time for the big day…until she finds herself babysitting her sister’s poorly-behaved kids. To top it off, a brazen murder has the whole town on edge. Will Claudia be able to withstand the pressure and emerge victorious, or will her dream turn into a nightmare?

A fun, casual read with a thirty-something amateur sleuth. Set in a charming rural town on the Canadian prairies, this series has quirky characters, no profanity, and plenty of cats. Each book is a full-length, standalone novel.(Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Bribery on the Boardwalk: A Cozy Christian Mystery (Dangerous Curves Book 5) by [K.L. Montgomery]

Election Day in Bryce Beach is here…and every vote counts. Or does it?

Hush-hush projects, secret meetings, mysterious men in trench coats, along with unexpected election results have raised many eyebrows in Bryce Beach. Librarian-turned-sleuth Sunshine Baker must put the puzzle pieces together and prove some high-powered citizens have abused their influence to install a government that will do their bidding.

When she finds herself on the wrong side of the law, will Sunshine be vindicated or forced to skip town? Grab some popcorn and a front-row seat to this election showdown!

Dangerous Curves is a cozy Christian mystery series set in the fictional small town of Bryce Beach. YA librarian and amateur sleuth Sunshine Baker, who hates her name and can’t even bake an edible muffin, always manages to put the puzzle together just in time to avoid disaster! Join this curvy redheaded librarian on her quest to keep Bryce Beach safe…and well-read, of course.

Book 1: Betrayal at the Beach

Book 2: Mystery at the Marina

Book 3: Shooting at the Shore

Book 4: Poisoned at the Pier

Book 5: Bribery on the Boardwalk

Book 6: Homicide at High Tide (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Spooked Solid: A Paranormal Cozy Mystery (Mystic Inn Mystery Book 3) by [Stephanie Damore]

Happy Halloween!

Welcome to the best holiday of the year.
Or I thought it was until the tricks began to outweigh the treats.

Frog curses, poisoned candy apples, and a wayward vampire are only the half of it. Add in a two-hundred-year-old curse, a depressed poltergeist, and a dead body, and you can see why my enthusiasm for the witchiest day of the year is waning.

Not cool, Halloween Hijacker. Not cool.

Which is why you can bet your wand I’m not going to go down without a fight, even if my actions land me in grave danger. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Without Foresight (Reg Rawlins, Psychic Investigator Book 12) by [P.D. Workman]

From USA Today Bestselling Author, P.D. Workman!

A grave situation

Things were already bad enough for Reg Rawlins, Psychic Investigator. As if being the target of bigotry and hate crimes wasn’t enough, she fears she may finally be losing her grip on her own sanity.

She’s losing her memories, sense of reality, and her central self. And, of course, there’s the small matter of a dead body that she appears to be responsible for.

Going back to a life on the street scraping by with a few psychic readings and spiritual contacts is actually starting to look pretty good.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ P.D. Workman’s witchy writing carries you through a world that can make you stop and wander. Could something like this really happen? Could it be possible? You sure wish it could be. Even the smile you have at the end says this might just be the beginning of a magical new life.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This book has all my favourite things: heart, great writing, nearly-flawless editing, something unusual in the air, and a cat.

Like paranormal mysteries? Psychics, witches, fairies, and more! Award-winning and USA Today Bestselling Author P.D. Workman waves her wand to transport readers to the myth- and magic-filled small town of Black Sands for another paranormal cozy mystery to be solved by Reg Rawlins and her friends.

A self-professed con artist practicing as a contact to the dead, a drop-dead gorgeous warlock, and a psychic cat—what could go wrong?

Fall under Reg’s spell today. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Murder during the Antique Auction (A Mallory Beck Cozy Culinary Caper Book 6) by [Denise Jaden]

Readers are giving this cozy series five stars! ★★★★★

Some people will kill for the perfect antique. The question is… who did?

When Mallory and Amber try their hand at catering their first event—an antique auction held on New Year’s Eve—they have high hopes for helping the locals ring in the new year with a little culinary decadence. But when a highly anticipated collector fails to show up and bid on a piece he’d been prattling on about for most of a year, the antique dealer is sure something is wrong.

Has the collector gone missing? Or was someone willing to kill him to get their hands on a prized antique clock? Find out when you snuggle up with this new whodunit!

“Surprising twists and the sweet romance between Mallory and Officer Martinez will keep readers engaged until the open-ended finale. This cozy mystery blends cooking, cats, and sleuthing to great effect.” – Publishers Weekly (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

I Spell Trouble: A Lily Sweet: Briar Witch Mystery 8 by [Bettina M. Johnson]

Everything’s coming up roses! So why does Lily Sweet expect the worst?

Something isn’t sitting right with Lily. Everything is back to normal…or so it seems on the surface, despite the continued mayhem of having her magic run amok, with disastrous results! But something is causing Lily to suspect this is only the calm before the storm.

Lily’s concern is proven right. Especially when another body turns up…and this one has ties to the life she’d left behind in New York State. Desperately trying to solve this murder in time to welcome her parents home has Lily calling in the usual suspects to aid her on this quest…only things seems to be strained between her and Lorcan. Considering she found him yet again running to aid the wretched Deputy Tiffany Clarkson who’d like nothing more than to break up the pair of lovebirds.

When Lily’s parents return home a day early, Lily once again has cause for alarm. For isn’t that darkness coiling around inside her father and peeking out through his eyes? What’s that about?

As things come to a head, and Lily gets closer to solving another murder, it looks like decisions will have to be made in a hurry so the evil an be contained and someone she loves doesn’t fall to dark magic…or an errant bullet! Will Lily save the day once more?
Find out in Book 8 of The Lily Sweet Briar Witch Mysteries (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback


Spelling Danger: A Witch and Kitten Cozy Mystery (Itty Bitty Kitty Magic Mysteries Book 1) by [Corrine Winters]

Witch-scuba instructor Netta Carlisle has lived all of her 25 years on a lush tropical island just off the coast of Florida. With its white sand beaches, thriving coral reefs, and sunken shipwrecks, Siren Key offers locals and tourists alike a chance to live their best beach life.

Best buddy Justine and magical familiar Sargasso, a rambunctious black kitten with a rapier wit, help Netta manage her lovely B&B, The Octopus Inn, as well as her scuba and snorkeling shack on the pristine shores of Sugar Cove. Cranky elder witch Maven Spice offers unsolicited advice, and a town full of hilarious misfits keeps things lively.

Until the codger finds a corpse near her cabana.

Then our heroine’s old flame Danny Sussex, new to the island police, asks her to help with the case since no one knows Siren Key like Netta.

It’s a lot.

Despite the drama, the investigators suss out a handful of strong suspects, including a threatening thug, a rabid reporter, an exasperated ex, and a maddened maid.

Then the case takes a creepy turn.

Ghost lights surface in Sugar Cove and scrawled messages scar the sand. And when Netta uses her ability to peer into the recent past, the pictures in her head just don’t add up.

Something stinks on Siren Key and she’s going to find out what, if Danny doesn’t distract her with a new declaration of love.

Can Netta solve the case, hold onto her heart, and preserve her tropical paradise? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Potager Plot: A witty cozy mystery with a hint of romance. (A Backyard Farming Mystery Book 5) by [Vikki Walton]

A dead body. Small town secrets. What’s Anne digging up this time?

Anne Fremont is branching out into creating garden plans for town residents. After Anne finds Billie, the garden club president dead, something doesn’t add up.

While her client’s death appears accidental, rumors of affairs and troubling questions emerge. Anne knows the truth hides in the tiniest details. As she digs further, more dirt is revealed into the lives of the garden club members. It appears someone may have silenced Billie to keep their secret hidden.

Can Anne discover the killer before they plant her—forever?

Potage Plot is the fifth book in the witty Backyard Farming series by Vikki Walton.  

★★♥★★If you enjoy sassy sleuths and clever clues along with light-hearted humor and sweet romance all tied up in a clean cozy mystery, grab this book today.★★♥★★ (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

SWEET SECRET DEAL (DONUT LADY MYSTERY SERIES Book 5) by [Judith A. Barrett, Judith Euen Davis]

She’s in a race to uncover the secrets and solve the murders before the desperate killer murders her.
KAREN O’BRIEN is puzzled by the secrets of a respected, longtime resident of Asbury. How many secret partners can any one person have? And when one of the partners and then another is murdered, Karen is convinced the killer must have been one of the other partners, but which one? And why? Donut Lady faces new challenges in the exciting saga of the DONUT LADY MYSTERY SERIES, BOOK 5. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Corpse in the Mead Hall: A Viking Witch Cozy Mystery (The Viking Witch Cozy Mysteries Book 6) by [Cate Martin]

By day, a drab pole barn used as general store, post office and meeting place all-in-one by the people of Runde, Minnesota, a fishing village on the North Shore of Lake Superior.
By night, a Viking-style long house filled with tales and singing, roasting meat and flowing beer, and of course mead.
Ingrid Torfa can imagine no better place for a much-needed night of R&R.
The mead hall run by her grandmother lies where modern small town life brushes up against the old world lifestyle of the people of Villmark, proud descendants of a lost tribe of Northmen. All of her friends mingle there from the server who works in the restaurant on the side of the highway to the guardians charged with protecting the sacred flame of their ancestors.
The spells that her grandmother casts over her mead hall nightly keep everyone within safe and harmonious.
Or so everyone always believed. But when a murder interrupts Ingrid’s night off, she finds herself questioning everything. Because her chief suspect is her own grandmother.

Corpse in the Mead Hall, Book 6 in the Viking Witch Mystery Series! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Like, Share and Poison (Viral Vlogger Mystery Book 2) by [Noah Alexander]

Who knew the local Olympics could be so dangerous…

After a lifetime of failures, when Anu’s video about a murder in town suddenly goes viral, catapulting her to internet fame, she can be forgiven to think that she has finally turned a corner. Anu now hopes to retire in luxury on the income from her YouTube channel.
She obviously has no idea how fleeting online fame could be.
Within a week, as her channel slips back into online obscurity and viewership dries up, Anu is left in need of more viral content to keep her channel relevant. The problem is, however, that the town of Mowgli isn’t really flush with criminals.
With no murders to report, Anu decides to cover the next best thing. Sport. The Annual Jungle Games are currently underway in town and tension is running high between the competing teams of Mowgli and Seonee. So much so, that before long, one of Seonee’s star players is found poisoned, and the blame falls on a member of the Mowgli Ladies’ Society.
With the hopes of the whole town resting on Anu, she now has to find the truth behind the poisoning, while making sure that she captures it all on video. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Murder Most Unlucky: A Cozy Mystery (A Carolyn Neville Mystery Book 5) by [John Duckworth]


Thanks to a children’s writer with a gambling addiction, editors Carolyn Neville and Stephen Ames are caught up in a cross-country flight while evading an organized crime family.

Carolyn and Stephen are playing miniature golf with a children’s author when an innocent bystander suddenly dies – he has been mistaken for the writer. They scramble to stay one step ahead of the killer on a road trip, all while trying to dodge the crime family’s enforcers.

Carolyn has her hands full this time, with trying to survive, protect her colleagues, and take down a seemingly bulletproof crime lord’s daughter.

For fans of Horace Rumpole, Monk and Stephanie Plum, the Carolyn Neville Mysteries are full of witty humor and suspense. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Sapphire Secrets (The Emma Goldsmith Mysteries Book 2) by [Jenny Andersen]

A fractured family… An antique sapphire necklace… A message from the dead…

Gemologist Emma Goldsmith receives a package from her murdered sister Jane, an heirloom box she thought had been stolen. The antique sapphire necklace inside is supposed to a fake. Instead and inexplicably, it is the real necklace—one that disappeared decades ago.

Where has the necklace been all this time—and how did Jane lay hands on the real one? Emma’s search for answers only leads her to more questions. Why did her parents divorce? Why does her cousin look like her twin? And why won’t her grandfather give her the answers she needs?

All families have secrets. Emma had though hers were about gemstones. She didn’t know they included three generations with something to hide… or that the family secrets might lead to a confrontation with someone who will kill to preserve them… (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Diners, Dives & Dead Ends (A Rose Strickland Mystery Book 1) by [Terri L. Austin]


“With twists, turns and surprises that left me hanging on right to the end, I couldn’t put it down. I absolutely can’t wait to see what is in store for Rose and her quirky friends next.” – Cozy Mystery Book Reviews

As a struggling waitress and part-time college student, Rose Strickland’s life is stalled in the slow lane. But when her close friend, Axton, disappears, Rose suddenly finds herself serving up more than hot coffee and flapjacks. Now she’s hashing it out with sexy bad guys and scrambling to find clues in a race to save Axton before his time runs out. With her anime-loving bestie, her septuagenarian boss, and a pair of IT wise men along for the ride, Rose goes from zero to sixty and quickly learns when you’re speeding down the fast lane, it’s easy to crash and burn.

This book was previously published in 2012. It has a new cover and has been lightly edited from the original.


“Austin’s debut kicks off her planned series by introducing a quirky, feisty heroine and a great supporting cast of characters and putting them through quite a number of interesting twists.” – Kirkus Reviews

“I predict this will be a long and successful series…I strongly recommend picking a copy up to read this summer. I know I am looking forward to reading more books by this author. FIVE STARS OUT OF FIVE.” – Lynn Farris, National Mystery Review Examiner at

“What a blast! Diners, Dives & Dead Ends is a fast-paced mystery loaded with wonderful wit and humor that had me laughing and loving every page. Terri Austin will hook you right away and keep you riveted until The End. I want more!” – Ann Charles, Award-Winning Author of the Bestselling Deadwood Mystery Series

Books in the Rose Strickland Humorous Mystery Series:

  • DINER KNOCK OUT (#5) (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kinlde

The Constable Mavis Upton Adventures Books One to Three: Handcuffs, Truncheon and a Polyester Thong; Whiskey Tango Foxtrot; and Blues, Twos and Baby Shoes (The Constable Mavis Upton Series) by [Gina Kirkham]

An ebook collection of three novels that follow the hilarious misadventures of a woman who takes no prisoners—which is never ideal for a police officer.
Mavis Upton tackles everything life can throw at her in this humorous, poignant, and moving series of an everyday girl who one day followed a law enforcement dream . . .
Handcuffs, Truncheon and a Polyester Thong
Single mom Mavis Upton decides to pursue her lifelong ambition to become a police officer. Using her newly discovered investigative skills, she reluctantly embarks on a search to find her errant dad who was last seen years before, making off with her mum’s much needed coupon for a fabulous foam cup bra all the way from America.
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
Our hapless heroine Constable Mavis Upton is preparing to step down the aisle with her fiancé Joe, but has to deal with her temperamental teen daughter, as well as investigate a serial flasher on a push bike. Throw a diva drag queen into the mix and readers can expect the usual hilarious Mavis mishaps that made the first book such a hit.
Blues, Twos and Baby Shoes
Mavis and her daughter Ella are both pregnant. But now Mavis has to deal with a mysterious case involving a blackmailer sending poison pen letters. Can Mavis juggle impending motherhood and her career, maintain a loving relationship with her other half Joe and deal with being a grandmother, all while solving the case?
Series praise
“Laugh out loud brilliance, so witty and cleverly written.” —Samantha Magson
“Hilarious! It’s true, everyone needs Mavis in their life.” —Sherrie Hewson
“Such a terrific read!” —Lorraine Kelly (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Blues, Twos and Baby Shoes (The Constable Mavis Upton Series Book 3) by [Gina Kirkham]

Mavis Upton returns from her adventures in Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, and this time she’s taking no prisoners—which is never ideal for a police officer . . .
Mavis is pregnant, as is her daughter Ella. Facing the prospect of motherhood and being a grandmother simultaneously, the last thing Mavis needs is problems at work.
She must contend with a new sexist dinosaur of a Sergeant who is more bully than mentor, and a mysterious case involving a blackmailer sending poison pen letters is baffling the force and tearing the local community apart.
Can Mavis juggle impending motherhood and her career, maintain a loving relationship with her other half Joe and deal with being a grandmother, all while solving the case?
Well, this is Constable Mavis Upton . . . literally anything is possible . . .
Series praise
“Laugh out loud brilliance, so witty and cleverly written.” —Samantha Magson
“Hilarious! It’s true, everyone needs Mavis in their life.” —Sherrie Hewson
“Such a terrific read!” —Lorraine Kelly (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

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