New Releases For The Week Of February 20th, 2022–Part 1

Book 1 of London Lovett’s brand new cozy mystery series!

When Anna St. James graduated college with a business degree, she never expected to find herself running a boarding house on a small island off the east coast. But life throws a lot of curves and Anna has certainly had her share of them. Now, settled into life as owner and landlady of the Moon River Boarding House on Frostfall Island, Anna couldn’t imagine living anywhere else or without the unique and somewhat eccentric tenants she considers family.

Anna would be perfectly content baking and keeping house but Frostfall Island, lovely, remote and somewhat wild, always manages to throw a curve of its own. Most of the time, Frostfall is a charming island with a busy fishing boat harbor and town that attracts summer tourists. But occasionally, quite occasionally, if that’s a phrase, there’s an unexpected murder. Without a dedicated police force, the locals look to Anna to solve crimes. She’s not entirely sure how she landed the role of amateur sleuth but she takes her side job seriously.

When a man dies in a pirate battle reenactment, Anna steps into gear. Only this time, she has a parallel mystery to solve. Her newest tenant, Nathaniel Smith, is quite the puzzle, a puzzle who came with a piercing blue gaze and a trove of secrets.

Book 1 of the Frostfall Island Cozy Mystery series

Book 2: Death by Rocky Road
Book 3: TBA (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Sometimes even good luck can mean bad fortune. For Odessa Jones—reluctant psychic, part-time caterer, full-time realtor—an elegant affair turned deadly threatens her reputation, and her life . . .
 
Recently widowed Odessa Jones is sure the exclusive catering job she’s scored from wealthy businessman Casey Osborne will propel her catering career into the big leagues. So when Dessa’s pesky second sight warns her that Osborne is bad news, she ignores it. She wishes she hadn’t when he drops dead at his brunch after sampling her homemade preserves. Osborne’s death is declared a homicide. Dessa and the friends who helped her cook are considered suspects . . .
 
To clear her name and find the truth, Dessa delves into Casey Osborne’s life. Everyone from his sinister business partner to his tormented ex-wife has reason to kill himand the opportunity to do it. With the help of her spirited aunt, loyal co-workers and mischievous cat Juniper, she desperately searches for answers. Until a second murder leads Dessa down a frightening path filled with insidious hidden agendas—and someone poised to change her life forever.

Praise for A Glimmer of Death

“There’s crispness in Wesley’s plotting and sparkle in the supporting characters.”
—Los Angeles Times

“Wesley perfectly captures her protagonist’s emotions, including the lingering melancholy she feels for her late husband. . . . Readers will hope to see a lot more of kind, empathetic Odessa.” 
Publishers Weekly
(Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

** AWARD WINNING AUTHOR OF THE KATE FOX SERIES **

When her niece goes missing, Sheriff Kate Fox dives into a lethal investigation that unearths long-buried secrets—and a secret society desperate to keep them hidden…

Sheriff Kate Fox is wrangling her personal and professional life into order while still searching for her niece, who slipped her halter and took off almost two years ago. But when her ex-husband’s wife, Roxy, drops their infant on Kate’s doorstep and disappears with no explanation, Kate’s world is turned upside down.

Her search for Roxy takes her to a remote cabin in the Wyoming mountains and Kate discovers a fresh trail for her niece. Her instinct tells her the two women’s disappearances are related and may be connected to a mysterious society whose members are playing a dangerous game.

As Kate races to save the women, she turns to friends and family to help—but the society’s reach stretches far, and its most dangerous members are closer than she thinks…

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Praise for Shannon Baker:

“…terrific series…” —Catriona McPherson, multi-award-winning author of A Gingerbread House

“…Baker knocks the wind out of you…” —Carolyn Ridder Aspenson, USA Today bestselling author of Damaging Secrets

“Shannon Baker gets better with every book.” —Amazon Charts bestselling author Jess Lourey

“…perfect blend of small-town atmosphere, intriguing plot-line, and down-to-earth characters affectionately called Sandhillers.” —Christine Carbo, author of the best-selling Glacier Mystery Series

“…takes Baker’s trademark blend of laugh-out-loud humor and heart-stopping suspense to the next level. The bonus lies in the gimlet-eyed observations about family relationships. Grant County is lucky to have Kate Fox, and readers are lucky to have Shannon Baker’s work.” —Gwen Florio, author of the Nora Best and Julia Geary series (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback. Audiobook

Cassie McGlone’s Comfy Cats grooming service can turn a scruffy stray into a glamorous Cat-dashian. But with a drug-peddling killer at loose in her picturesque hometown of Chadwick, New Jersey, she’ll need to comb through some dangerous suspects to avert a catastrophe . . .

To an animal lover like Cassie, all cats are beautiful . . . though some may be more photogenic than others. When a customer brings in Quentin, a Maine Coon who looks more wolf than feline, it gives Cassie an idea. The owner of Chadwick’s retro movie theater wants to promote an upcoming werewolf movie marathon—how about a werewolf lookalike contest for pets?

Things are getting hairy around Chadwick in other ways too. A thief targets the clinic where Cassie’s veterinarian boyfriend Mark works, making off with anesthetics. Soon after, a young woman dies in a related drug incident. Wanting to help the police, Cassie and her good friend, Dawn, go undercover on the singles scene to investigate a suspected “party drug” ring, getting Mark’s protective hackles up. But the villain may be a wolf in sheep’s clothing—someone Cassie knows and trusts. And if her sleuthing skills aren’t up to scratch, the culprit may slink away to kill again . . .

Praise for Claw & Disorder
 
“Cat and mystery lovers alike will be charmed.”
Publishers Weekly
(Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

In South Lick, Indiana, fine foods and classic cookware can be found at Robbie Jordan’s Pans ’N Pancakes. Unfortunately, her country store also seems to stock up on murder . . .
 
Robbie and her new husband Abe O’Neill are enjoying a summer evening in the park with fellow townsfolk excited for some Friday night fireworks. In attendance are senior residents from Jupiter Springs Assisted Living including Roy Bird, father to South Lick’s very own Police Lieutenant Buck Bird. Despite his blindness, Roy is a member of his group home’s knitting circle, spending quality time with some lovely ladies.
 
But when the lightshow ends, one of the knitters who sat with Roy is found dead, a puncture wound in her neck. The poor woman’s death echoes that of Buck’s mother and Roy’s wife—an unsolved homicide. To help find the killer, Robbie’s going to have to untangle the knotty relationships deep in the victim’s past . . .
 
Includes Recipes for You to Try!
 
“This deliciously clever cozy—set in a deceptively charming little town—is fresh, intelligent and delightful. A winner!”
—Hank Phillippi Ryan, Agatha, Anthony, Macavity and Mary Higgins Clark Award-Winning Author for Flipped for Murder (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook

Madison Night’s star is on the rise. Thanks to a series of TV spots to promote her decorating business’s grand reopening, she’s busier than ever. The police commissioner, impressed with her screen presence, engages her to replace the original actress in his feel-good campaign for local law enforcement. But when the first spokeswoman’s body is found on set after Madison’s testimonial airs, the last thing the police need is publicity.

Madison steers clear of the controversy by focusing on her company relaunch, but when gossip links the victim to someone special in her life, she gets involved by proxy. She uses her soapbox to draw out suspects, but if she’s not careful, it might serve as a coffin instead.

Can Madison reveal a hidden killer before the bubble bursts on her newfound success? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

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