New Releases For The Week Of May 29th, 2022–Part 3

A grand villa, croissants for breakfast and a dead body in the wine cellar… Lady Swift can’t seem to take a vacation from murder!

Summer 1923. Lady Eleanor Swift is finally persuaded by her butler, Clifford, to take a villa in the south of France for the season. She plans to do what a glamorous lady abroad should: long lunches on the balcony followed by lazy afternoons lounging by the pool. Even Gladstone the bulldog is looking forward to a daily paddle in the ocean.

But when Clifford examines the wine cellar, he discovers there are no decent reds but there is a very dead body. The victim is famous American movie star Rex Armstrong. Poor Rex seems to have been stabbed with a sword from the film set. So how did he end up in Eleanor’s villa?

Before Eleanor even has time to change out of her travelling suit, her beloved butler is arrested for the crime. At sea without her right-hand man, Eleanor must gather her wits if she’s to outsmart a murderer and save Clifford.

Attending a glitzy party at the luxurious Hotel Azure with the film’s cast and crew so she can question her main suspects, Eleanor overhears the director having a most unsettling telephone call that throws all her theories out of the water. Can Eleanor unmask the true killer before her time abroad is cut murderously short?

A gripping historical murder mystery full of charm and intrigue, set in the beautiful French Riviera. Fans of Agatha Christie, T E Kinsey and Lee Strauss will adore The French for Murder.

Readers are utterly addicted to Verity Bright!

What a great cozy mystery! I am hooked! This is the best book, bar none, that I have read this year… An extremely witty, fast-paced mystery… I love the heroine, intrepid adventuress… A most enjoyable read!’ Reviews by Carol in Tallahassee ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Can I give it six stars please?… Pretty much perfect… Bright has the amazing gift of bringing the reader into that world where the characters are alive.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

What a wild ride it is!… Gripping… This book is what would happen if Downton Abbey and Agatha Christie had a babyFun, fast-paced read with lots of charm!’ The Literary Wife

I was literally on the edge of my seat until the last page trying to figure out the mystery. It’s an adorablecaptivating book.’ Washington Life Magazine

OMG! What an incredible read!… When I devour a book this quickly it only means one thing: I was so enraptured that I couldn’t put it down!’ Celebrating Authors ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Oooh I loved this book…I wanted a book which would be absolutely soothing to read with a murder in it and this was it. The book was everything I wanted in these troubling times. I loved it.’Book Reviews by Shalini

A sparkling heroine and perfect partner-in-crime Every bit as compelling a couple as Bertie Wooster and Jeeves and the series is both entertaining and eminently readable… The perfect light reading for a summer day. An added bonus is the delightful dog Gladstone who is indolent, gluttonous and totally adorable.’ Goodreads reviewer

I am head over heels for Lady Swift and her investigative adventures. This book is perfect for Sunday afternoon reading to escape into a fabulously written English mystery story. Cannot wait for more Lady Swift.’ Sarah in Readerland ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook


The latest book in the Bestselling Fern Grove cozy mystery series!

Coming soon!

If you want to enjoy a light-hearted read, with an amateur female sleuth and a gripping murder mystery with a touch of romance, then you’ll love Tracy Adams and all the friendly and not-so-friendly characters in Fern Grove.

No cliffhanger, swearing or graphic scenes!

Buy Marigold and a Killer Cold to discover how events unfold in this cozy murder mystery. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle


Can Presley distract herself from her broken heart by helping out a good friend as he tries to keep his professional life from disaster?

The bookkeeper at Jared’s graphic design company, Sleeping Bear Designs, has just been found dead and it looks like murder. If that wasn’t bad enough, someone is trying to sabotage the company by leaking client design pitches to other firms so they can lure potential clients away from Sleeping Bear. Jared asks for Presley’s help to find out who’s trying to take them down and, while she is always willing to help a friend, she is also hoping it will take her mind off obsessing over Cooper.

Presley and Cooper are on a break or are they broken up? It was never really clarified, and she just found out he’s in town and hasn’t called. Is he avoiding her? With things so uncertain, she can’t help but wonder – are they done for good?

Previously published by Laina Turner. This new edition is reworked with new characters and even more cozy fun. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Bridgerton and Downton Abbey meet a mystery perfect for fans of Agatha Christie in the debut of a new Regency set series, when drastic circumstances compel Lady Caroline Morton to make an upstairs downstairs switch to become a lady’s companion, whose duties will soon entail solving a murder . . .

The options for the penniless daughter of a deceased earl are few indeed in Regency England. So, following the suspicious death of her father, the Earl of Morton, and the discovery that she and her much younger sister have been left without income or home, Lady Caroline takes a post as a lady’s companion to the wealthy widow Frogerton.
Just as Caroline is getting accustomed to her new position, her aunt, Lady Eleanor Greenwood, invites her and her employer to a house party in the countryside to celebrate her youngest daughter’s birthday. Mrs. Matilda (Matty) Frogerton sees this as an opportunity to introduce her own rather wild daughter, Dorothy, to the ton, and Caroline is eager to see her sister, who as a child lives with their aunt.
But all is not well at the Greenwood estate. For one thing, Lady Caroline’s former fiancé, Lord Francis Chatham, is a guest and refuses to speak to her. Far worse, after a series of troubling harassments of the staff, an elderly family member is found stabbed by a knitting needle.
As Caroline and an unexpected ally—Mrs. Frogerton—attempt to solve the chilling crime, they discover the culprit may be leaving bizarre clues as to who will be next in the nursery. But they must make haste, for this heartless killer is engaged in anything but child’s play . . . (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook

Flapper dresses, sidecar cocktails, and jazz: what more could a girl and her dog want?

Minerva is thrilled at the chance to spend a week at the resort, managing a Gatsby-themed role-play event—and chilled when one of the players turns up dead. With a killer on the loose, everyone from the police chief to her overprotective boyfriend wants her to back off and go home.

But Minerva can never resist the call of the past. When she hears the haunting echoes of not one but two long-forgotten crimes, she’s more determined than ever not to abandon her guests. Unfortunately for her, someone else has joined the effort to discourage interference.

And unlike the others, the murderer is not asking nicely. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

When a crime resembles the one in the newest cozy mystery release at Dakota’s store, she’ll have to team up with Poppy to catch a killer!

Dakota and Poppy are enjoying some much-needed vacation time, but when a body turns up in her best friend’s shop, she’ll have to put her amateur sleuth hat back on to solve the crime. The killer seems to be a local and knows where Dakota lives. When she receives a threatening note on her kitchen table, Dakota is forced out of her home … and into Hardy’s.

Being a sleuth won’t be easy under the eagle-eyed gaze of the local detective, but living in his guest house might be even worse.

Can Dakota and Poppy solve the crime before Hardy figures out what’s she up to? And with their tense relationship, can they ever hope for a reconciliation?

Find out in the next laugh-out-loud adventure of a quirky bookstore owner and her mystery-solving cat! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle


New Releases For The Week Of May 29th, 2022–Part 2

Rook Campbell is broke, divorced, jobless, and in desperate need of steady employment, which is hard to come by in the small town of Rothdale, Kentucky. With the help of her friend and neighbor Bryan, she lands a good job at the Four Wild Horses Distillery and meets an attractive co-worker with lots of dating potential. Her life is finally headed in the right direction until a co-worker dies under suspicious circumstances and a shipment of rare small-batch bourbon goes missing. Worse, her personal life begins to unravel as her beloved grandmother falls ill. Normally she can depend on her ex, Cam, for help, but his new fiancée’s jealousy is getting in the way. As the body count rises, Rook becomes ensnared in discovering who’s committing the crimes—or she might be the next to die. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

It is October 1923. What looks like a routine report, on the heavy rains battering Melbourne, becomes another case of murder for The Argus’s celebrated crime reporter, Reggie da Costa, devotee of fashionable suits and flamboyant automobiles. A flooded basement hides a ghastly secret: the decomposing remains of Cornelius Stout, a wealthy widower, who has been missing for over two years. With an unlikely partner in straitlaced Dotty Wright, Reggie pursues a cold-blooded, manipulative killer with deadly intentions.

Deadly Intent is the second in the Reggie da Costa Mysteries. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

For Stella “Granny” Reid, the 1980s in McGill, Georgia could be seriously predictable. Gossip would flow, her grandkids would stumble into the kind of harmless trouble only encountered when growing up, and a deadly mystery was all it took to make the tranquil Southern town unravel. 

With a new grandbaby to care for at home, Stella has little time to spare. Her hands are especially full since Savannah, her teenage granddaughter, developed a crush on a boy guaranteed to break her heart. Gallivanting around with her best pal Sheriff Manny Goldford simply isn’t an option—until a freshly murdered body is discovered . . .
Holding a criminal record unlike anyone’s in McGill, Dexter Corbin was a man who wouldn’t be missed at Sunday school or the darkest local tavern. But he never deserved to meet his end so soon—so violently. When a gravedigger finds Dexter sprawled across the steps of a crypt, Stella and Manny launch into action to investigate who had motive to kill him . . .
As the pieces start falling together, everything else becomes less certain. Manny soon realizes he could lose his position as sheriff, and there’s the case of yet another shocking death. Now, Stella must protect those closest to her while unearthing the dangerous culprit and putting a real grave affair to rest. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover

Real-life domestic partners and stars and producers of the new hit reality home renovation show Domestic Partners, bestselling mystery author Peter “PJ” Penwell and actor JP Broadway are enjoying work and life in their sleepy Detroit suburb of Pleasant Woods—until a suspicious death makes an unscripted appearance . . .

After a successful first season of Domestic Partners chronicling the renovation of their historic Craftsman Colonial, Peter and JP are taking on a renovation of a local Tudor Revival inherited by identical twin brothers Terry and Tom Cash. But linoleum floors and a pink-tiled bathroom aren’t the only unwelcome surprises awaiting inside the house . . .
Just as the show is set to start filming, Peter and JP discover Tom Cash dead at the foot of the house’s staircase. And when the police ruling changes from accidental death to homicide, the list of suspects grows fast. Could the killer be the crabby next-door-neighbor, the Realtor ex-boyfriend, the bartender ex-boyfriend, the other, much younger, ex-boyfriend, or even renovation-reluctant brother, Terry? And what’s that awful smell coming from the basement? Now Peter’s mystery writer skills, and JP’s experience as the former star of a cop show, will be put to the test—as will their relationship while they uncover the secrets of the house and its owners. With a killer on the loose, this is one fixer upper that may prove deadly . . . (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Two sisters.

One deadly secret.

No time to lose.

PI Jamie Rush has her hands full with small-time skip-tracing and surveillance jobs in Port Alene, Texas. The work is steady, though she still struggles to make ends meet. But when her partner, Cookie, brings in a low-paying and potentially time-consuming case, Jamie takes it on out of loyalty.

Cookie’s childhood friend, Renata, needs to find her younger sister, Leah. As Jamie digs into Leah’s past, it becomes clear that the missing woman’s life was shrouded in secrets, the kind that could jeopardize those involved in the case.

To complicate matters, PI Alastair Finn has returned, and he’s willing to reclaim his town by any means necessary. Jamie has never been one to retreat, and Alastair enjoys a good fight. Sparks will fly.

A missing woman. Felonies. Finn’s return. Every twist reminds Jamie that she’s still an outsider in this town. Jamie must prove herself all over again, and the stakes have never been higher. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Everyone’s favorite eccentric senior sleuth is back in the second book in the Breeze Village cozy mystery series by Kate Maclean.

Fresh off the victory of solving the Breeze Village murders, Virginia is riding high. Or, she would be, were she not stuck bouncing between her children’s houses until she reaches the top of the Breeze Village waitlist and can finally make the place her home. When owner Michelle Martin sells the retirement home unexpectedly, the new owner leaps in to make changes—including overhauling the waitlist and kicking Virginia off.

When the new owner turns up dead just days after Virginia threatens him in front of the entire retirement community, Virginia finds herself not only without a place to live, but without an alibi and at the top of the suspect list. But Virginia’s not the only one who wanted the mysterious new owner dead.

With best friends Marney and Lawrence by her side, can Virginia clear her name and solve the case before the killer strikes again? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Meet Lilly Tweed. Former Agony Aunt. Purveyor of Fine Teas. Accidental Sleuth.

Catering their first joint event, a sixteenth birthday party at the local rowing club, Lilly and Abigail let their creative juices flow, determined to make it the talk of the town. (Amazon)

But the celebration soon becomes notorious for all the wrong reasons when a lifeless body is washed up on the shore of the lake.

Shock waves go through the crowd, for not only was the victim a prominent member of the club, but a former Olympic swimming champion.

As a crucial witness, Detective Phillips asks Lilly to help and introduces her to the dark underbelly of Plumpton Mallet. One she had no idea existed.

But as the investigation picks up speed, they both realise there’s another life in danger and it becomes a race against time to stop a second death.

Storm in a Teacup is the seventh book in the exciting Tea & Sympathy series. If you like twists and turns, red herrings galore and big crimes in small British towns, then you’ll love J. New’s latest series. Full of lively personalities, intelligent characters and excellent tea!

Buy Tea & Sympathy today and see if you can work out whodunit!

Perfect for fans of Steve Higgs, Nic Saint, Laura Childs and Krista Davis.

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback


New Releases For The Week Of May 29th, 2022–Part 1

“I was riveted .” — Kylie Brant, #1 Amazon Bestselling Author

“This outstanding follow-on to Donnell Ann Bell’s Black Pearl [is] highly recommended!” — Barbara Nickless, Wall Street Journal and #1 Amazon Charts Bestselling Author

Black Pearl [is] a procedural full of twists. Briskly paced and worthy of its Colorado Book Award nomination.” — M.E. Browning, 2021 Colorado Book Award Winner & Agatha Award-nominated author

This killer won’t stop …until she’s dead

When Lt. Everett T. Pope is notified of an explosion in downtown Denver close to the judicial buildings, his first instinct is gas leak. No such luck. As Incident Command and Pope’s own Major Crimes unit move in, he discovers he knows the intended victims—an Assistant U. S. Attorney—and Pope’s former partner, now a private investigator, has died shielding the injured AUSA with his body.

As ATF and the FBI take over investigating the bombing and unraveling motives behind the murder attempt, Pope is relegated to a peripheral role. But the injured AUSA’s aunt is a United States senator used to getting results. She turns to the team that solved the Black Pearl Killer murders with a very big ask—find her answers and locate the bomber.

FBI Special Agent Brian DiPietro must recall his entire cold case team from their far-flung assignments knowing he’s being asked to do the impossible. The senator, however, doesn’t know the meaning of the word. All too soon, DiPietro finds his team working alongside ATF on a red-hot mission. One that uncovers a decades’ old cold case.

Author Bio:
DONNELL ANN BELL IS an award-winning author of four romantic suspense novels, all of which have been e-book bestsellers. Until Dead is the second in a suspense series. Donnell and her husband are recent transplants to New Mexico. Visit her website and connect with her on Facebook. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Small Town. Big Murder.

Hi. I’m Alice. The number one secret to my success as a bodyguard? Staying under the radar. But when a public disaster blew up my career and my reputation, my perfect, solo life took a hard left turn to crazy town. And to bodies. Lots of dead bodies.

I thought my hometown of Nowhere would be an out-of-the-way refuge to wait out the media storm.

It wasn’t.

My little brother had moved into a treehouse. The town had the bright idea of attracting tourists with the world’s largest collection of big things… Nowhere now has the world’s largest pizza cutter. And lawn flamingo. And ball of yarn…

And then I stumbled over a dead body.

All the evidence points to my brother being the bad guy. I may have been out of his life for a while—okay, five blissful years—but I know he’s no killer. Can I clear my brother before he becomes Nowhere’s next Big Fatality?

Buy this quirky, fast-paced mystery series now!

Murder mystery game included in the back of the book! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

A woman’s murdered.
Her cuckolded husband is the prime suspect.
But a jury’s verdict is not guilty.
How can that be?

It was no secret that Sophia Reilly had lovers, a lot of them, and always had. Her husband, Eric, decided to go to a remote fishing shack to decide what to do about his marriage and while he was gone, she was found murdered in their home.

Was he responsible for her murder? Or was it one of the other men in her life?

Sheriff Mike and the Beaver County District Attorney are convinced that Eric’s the murderer, but the jury finds him not guilty. Is that the beginning of the story or the end?

This is the 22nd book in the Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery Series by a USA Today Bestselling Author. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

A quiet lodger; a secret vice; a fortune-seeker who will stop at nothing.
Cambridge, England. 1905.
A neighbour’s quiet lodger dies in an unlucky fall, but Vita finds clues that suggest a complex and dangerous secret life, and doubts his death was an accident.
Forced to investigate when the police refuse to listen, she finds a connection with a second sudden death – that of a wealthy and eccentric local lady.
As usual, Vita’s discoveries infuriate the police and the murderer, but they also cast doubt on the findings of a police surgeon whose good opinion is vital if she is to continue her own scientific studies.
With no one else willing to take on the killer, Vita must act alone. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

In between jobs, Olivia Greer is helping residents of the Hello Age retirement community on to their bus when one of their own is found dead. Murdered in the herb garden, a sprig of thyme is clutched tight in his cold, lifeless hand. Worse yet, Olivia’s former student, Raleigh Ulrich, is suspected of the crime.

Now, Olivia is on the case and determined to clear Raleigh’s name. Unfortunately, focusing will be difficult.

A trapped squirrel terrorizing her car.
Her phone mysteriously dropping calls.
It seems someone or something is sabotaging her investigation.

As residents come forward with shocking revelations, Olivia begins to fear something nefarious is happening at Hello Age. With hunky architect Michael Bellemare can they uncover the truth before Thyme runs out?

The laughs and intrigue continue in A Thymely Death, the fourth book in the Lily Rock Mystery series! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

“Reminiscent of Joanne Fluke’s Hannah Swensen cozies, which also include baking and a group of close friends working together to solve crimes.” – Booklist
A delightful new story from a New York Times bestselling author perfect for fans of Joanne Fluke’s Hannah Swensen Mystery series! In this page-turning new book, entertaining guru Sophie Winston is faced with a midsummer nightmare when a celebration in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, is the appetizer for murder…
Old Town’s midsummer festivities are getting a tasty addition this year. To coincide with a public performance of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Bobbie Sue Bodoin, the Queen of Cheesecake, has hired Sophie to organize a dinner with a dessert buffet on the waterfront. Bobbie Sue’s homegrown company is thriving, and since her baking dish overfloweth, she wants to reward her employees.
Bobbie Sue has only one menu demand: no cheesecake! But her specialty isn’t the only thing missing from the evening—Tate, Bobbie Sue’s husband, is too, much to her annoyance. Next morning, however, Tate’s dead body is discovered. Bobbie Sue insists she didn’t kick her spouse to the curb, and begs for Sophie’s help finding the real killer. Digging in, Sophie discovers an assortment of Old Town locals who all had reason to want a piece of Tate. Can she gather together the crumbs the killer left behind in time to prevent a second helping of murder?
Includes delectable recipes and fabulous DIY decorating tips! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook

Fancy dresses, ancient history and murder!

Fiona Fleming’s return to the Big Apple has her helping out an old friend while reliving the past. But Vivian French’s troubles turn from a bit of sleuthing to something much more deadly when the Queen of Wheat’s foray into the world of high fashion design ends in death. Can Fee put aside her memories in time to save Vivian from losing her dream? Or worse, get sent to prison for murder?

Available now from Fleming Investigations Cozy Mysteries:
Patent Pending and Death
Inquiring Minds and Death
Finding Zen and Death
All In and Death
Out With the Old and Death
Tropical Destinations and Death
Family Enterprise and Death

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback 

Review of Courting Can Be Killer

Courting Can Be Killer

An Amish Matchmaker Mystery, Book #2

Amanda Flower

5 Stars


In the second Amish Matchmaker Mystery by USA Today bestselling author Amanda Flower, Millie Fisher has plenty to keep her busy through her golden years, whether it’s minding a pair of rambunctious goats, meetings with her quilting circle, and matchmaking. But the witty widow always makes time to solve the odd murder…

Some Amish men don’t know what’s good for them. That’s what Millie Fisher told herself when young Ben Baughman set his heart on marrying Tess Lieb. With Tess’s father refusing to give his blessing and Tess’s ex-boyfriend being a wet blanket, the hapless couple was bound to butt heads more than Millie’s Boer goats. But when Ben tragically dies in a mysterious fire, Millie wonders if someone in her hometown of Harvest, Ohio, wanted Ben out of the wedding picture altogether…

With the help of her quilting buddies, and her outspoken Englischer friend Lois, Millie is determined to patch together all the clues without even dropping a stitch. She only hopes it won’t be the death of her… (Goodreads)


The characters are well rounded and well developed.  I love the relationship between Millie and Lois.  They are so different but they get along great and care about each other a lot.  They spend a lot of time together, especially when they are sleuthing, which they seem to do a lot.  When an Amish man is killed in a fire, the circumstances are suspicious.  Millie and Lois decide to do some sleuthing to try to help law enforcement solve the case.  I really enjoyed seeing some of the characters from the Amish Candy Shop Mystery series, that was a lot of fun.

The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and it added to my enjoyment.  I felt like I was right there with Millie and her goats, seeing what mischief they would get into.  The mystery was well plotted and there were enough clues to sift through and suspects to consider.  

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery.  When I have a book to read by this author, I know I am in for a real treat.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book provided by the publisher, Kensington Books, and NetGalley, which I greatly appreciate.

Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours–Something Shady At Sunshine Haven

Something Shady at Sunshine Haven (The Accidental Detective)
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Setting – Arizona
Tule Publishing (April 7, 2022)
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 324 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 195489449X
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1954894495
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B097WJYYBZ

I’m so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for author Kris Bock and her new book Something Shady at Sunshine Haven. It is the first book in her The Accidental Detective Mystery.

Purchase Links – 

Tule Publishing

Amazon Kindle – Amazon Kindle UK

B&N Nook

Apple Books


Google Play

She’s pursued the most dangerous news stories around the world. But can she survive going home?

Injured in a bombing, war correspondent Kate Tessler returns to her hometown in Arizona to recover. For the first time in her life, she’s starting to feel her age of nearly fifty despite living like a teenager again: staying in her childhood bedroom with only a cat for company, trying to understand why her sister resents her so much, and running into people who still refer to her as Kitty. The hardest part? Seeing her once-sharp and witty mother stuck in an Alzheimer’s unit.

When an old friend asks her to investigate suspicious deaths at the nursing home, Kate limps into action. Is a self-appointed “Angel of Mercy” killing patients to end their suffering? Are family members hastening their inheritance? Is an employee extorting money and removing the witnesses? Kate uses her journalism skills to track clues, but the puzzle pieces simply won’t fit.

If Kate can’t uncover the truth quickly, her mother could be next on the killer’s list.

Kris Bock writes novels of mystery, suspense, and romance, many with outdoor adventures and Southwestern landscapes. Get a free Accidental Detective short story and bonus material when you sign up for her newsletter. You’ll also get a free 30-page sweet romance set in the world of the Furrever Friends cat café and a printable copy of the recipes mentioned in the cat café novels

Kris is also writing a series with her brother, scriptwriter Douglas J Eboch, who wrote the original screenplay for the movie Sweet Home Alabama. Follow the crazy antics of Melanie, Jake, and their friends a decade before the events of the movie. Sign up for our romantic comedy newsletter and get Felony Melanie Destroys the Moonshiner’s Cabin. Or find the books on Amazon US or All E-book retailers

Find Kris:



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Amazon US Author page or Amazon UK page.






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Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours–Lies, Spies and The Baker’s Surprise

Lies, Spies, and the Baker’s Surprise (A Seaside Cove Bed & Breakfast Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
6th in Series
Satori (May 23, 2022)
Print length ‏ : ‎ 315 pages
ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09X12RR5Y

Purchase – Amazon – Coming Soon

I’m so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for author Terry Ambrose and his new book Lies, Spies, and the Baker’s Surprise. It is the sixth book in his A Seaside Cove Bed & Breakfast Mystery.

Rick Atwood is happy to welcome Henry and Tara Nicholas to his Seaside Cove Bed & Breakfast. Henry owns a bakery and Tara, a bookstore. They seem like a nice couple—until Rick’s daughter Alex overhears Henry talking on his cellphone to his real wife. The situation blows up the following morning when Tara discovers Henry has been lying to her—thanks in part to Alex’s interference. Tara disrupts the entire breakfast service. She then demands Rick evict Henry.

After finding Henry a room at the town’s motel, Rick hopes the drama is over. But when Henry is found dead the following morning, Rick feels partially responsible. He and Chief of Police Adam Cunningham launch an official murder investigation. They quickly find multiple witnesses who saw Tara in Henry’s room at the time of the murder.

Alex, convinced Tara is innocent, launches her own undercover investigation. Her discovery puts her in a deadly showdown with a sociopath on a bluff near the Seaside Cove Lighthouse. What happens on the bluff could make or break the official murder investigation.

Once upon a time, in a life he’d rather forget, Terry Ambrose, tracked down deadbeats for a living. He also hired big guys with tow trucks to steal cars—but only when negotiations failed. Those years of chasing deadbeats taught him many valuable life lessons such as—always keep your car in the garage.

Terry has written eighteen books, several of which have been award finalists. In 2014, his thriller, “Con Game,” won the San Diego Book Awards for Best Action-Thriller. His series include the Trouble in Paradise McKenna Mysteries, the Seaside Cove Bed & Breakfast Mysteries, and the License to Lie thriller series.

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May 24 – The Mystery Section – SPOTLIGHT

May 24 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

May 25 – Island Confidential – SPOTLIGHT

May 25 – #BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog – SPOTLIGHT

May 26 – MJB Reviewers – SPOTLIGHT

May 26 – Celticlady’s Reviews -SPOTLIGHT

May 27 – Cassidy’s Bookshelves – SPOTLIGHT

May 27 – Baroness’ Book Trove – REVIEW 


May 28 – Ravenz Reviewz – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

May 29 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW, CHARACTER INTERVIEW

May 29 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT

May 30 – Maureen’s Musings – SPOTLIGHT 

May 30 – Novels Alive – REVIEW

May 31 – Ascroft, eh? – GUEST POST

May 31 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – REVIEW

June 1 – Reading, Writing & Stitch-Metic – GUEST POST

June 1 – I Read What You Write – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

New Releases For The Week Of May 22, 2022-Part 4

What do caramel, cupcakes, and an explosion have in common? Murder.

Baking duo Ruby and Bee are excited to be a part of the Spring Caramel Festival in Bourbon, Kentucky—especially since they’ve been invited to host their own food stall. It’s the perfect time to eat cupcakes, meet local customers, and enjoy the fresh spring air.

Until the owner of the new caramel factory is found dead in the town square.

It’s murder. And everyone in town wanted the victim out of the way.

With too many suspects, a sticky explosion at the factory to deal with, and the start of what looks to be a “caramel war” in this once peaceful town, Ruby and Bee have their work cut out for them.Can they figure out whodunit and save the town from a sickly sweet end? Find out in this brand new cozy caper in the Bite-sized Bakery Cozy Mystery series. Grab your copy today. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Love is in the air in Pebble Cove. Unfortunately, so is murder.

In her two years of seeing ghosts, Rosemary Woodmere has never encountered a spirit who has appeared so soon after they were murdered. But the ghost of Dominic Frost proves it’s possible, and he immediately begs her to help find his killer.

Unfortunately, the local playboy has left behind a long list of scorned lovers, with ample motives to kill. Even dead, the spirit spends more time flirting than helping Rosemary with the case.

In contrast to Dominic’s failed relationships, everyone in Rosemary’s life seems to be coupling up. Her mom’s wedding is fast approaching, Jolene’s on vacation with her new beau, and even Callie has a promising date.

When Rosemary’s search for Asher’s killer leads her to his distant relative, the similarities between him and Asher are unmistakable, with one noticeable difference: he’s not a ghost. But does Rosemary’s heart already belong to someone else?

Readers, this is the seventh book in a popular cozy mystery series by Eryn Scott. These books are all clean with no gore and no swearing. Starting from the beginning with this series will provide the best reading experience. The ghosts are the only paranormal aspect in the series. And there are definitely cats because … well, there has to be. 🙂 (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Murder strikes again at Moorecliff Manor and this time the stakes are higher than they have ever been. Araminta’s good friend, the famous jeweler Bertie Belamie, has been murdered in the mudroom and Jacob is the prime suspect.

Why was Bertie in the mudroom with his case of jewels and why is Jacob so close-mouthed about it? Why is Bertie’s assistant, Stella, so vague about which pieces of jewelry are missing? And is it any coincidence that the neighborhood crime boss, Stephen Roy and his fiancee Vivianne were in the house at the time of the murder?

With Ivan off the case and Jacob’s freedom on the line, it’s up to Araminta and her mystery solving siamese cats, Arun and Sasha, to find the killer! (Amazon)

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Francesca Eve, caterer extraordinaire, has come to Claremont House to work for the cream of society. A full breakfast spread? Simple. A glorious picnic lunch? Easy as pie. But a dead body for dinner was definitely not on the menu…

No sooner has Francesca Eve turned up for a jam-packed weekend of gourmet catering at a posh country house than she realises how challenging this event is set to be. Not only are the hosts wealthy – and demanding – beyond her wildest dreams, but each of the guests is more difficult than the last. But she never expected the host to turn up dead…

Suspicion falls on everyone in the house – could there be a murderer in their midst? Is the incredibly glamorous, and now extremely rich, widow really as upset as she’s making out? What secret is the housekeeper hiding? Whose money troubles are now forgotten? As the only person without a motive, Fran’s intimate knowledge of the house party puts her in the prime position to help the police.

As rumours swirl and guests’ pasts come to light, someone else is found dead. But when the police arrest their chief suspect, Fran becomes convinced they have the wrong person – the evidence is almost too neat to be true. So she decides to strike out alone, in the country house where the killer is still staying… Someone has killed twice to keep their secret safe. Will Fran be able to unmask them, or will this weekend turn out to be her deadliest job ever?

A page-turning cozy mystery packed with twists. If you love Faith Martin, M.C. Beaton and The Thursday Murder Club you’ll absolutely adore this unputdownable whodunnit.

Readers love Emma Davies:

Oh my giddy aunt… I was addicted to reading this book… I binge read the book over the course of a couple of days…I just wanted the book to continue… a very well deserved 5*.’ Ginger Book Geek, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Had me hooked and left me wanting more!… Fabulous!’ Hidden.with.books, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘I finished in one sitting! I was engrossed from start to finish.’ Goodreads reviewer

A page turning read… loved the ending which was absolutely perfect!!!’ Bookworm86, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘I was hooked… I absolutely loved this book!’ Oh.happy.reading, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Brilliantly addictive.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (Amazon)

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From the authors of the best-selling series CHERRINGHAM

When young Ewan Mackay – on a dark stormy night – sails his little dinghy out to a mysterious wreck site some miles offshore from Littlehampton, he never returns. The police assume he drowned at sea – but Ewan’s father is not convinced and asks Harry and Kat to investigate. Soon, they learn there are not only dark secrets about the night Ewan disappeared, but also plenty of people who wished him harm. And as they dig deeper, they too find themselves in grave danger both on land and sea…

Co-authors Neil Richards (based in the UK) and Matthew Costello (based in the US), have been writing together since the mid-90s, creating innovative content and working on major projects for the BBC, Disney Channel, Sony, ABC, Eidos, and Nintendo to name but a few. Their transatlantic collaboration has underpinned scores of TV drama scripts, computer games, radio shows, and the best-selling mystery series Cherringham. Their latest series project is called Mydworth Mysteries. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Hollywood has arrived in Harmony and trouble lands right in the middle of the movie being filmed!

The production crew takes over Harmony’s Village Hall. Harmony has never seen anything like this! Townspeople, excited to see their faces on the big screen, line up for parts as extras. The shops on Main Street are magically transformed to a past era.

A welcome party at the Stone Mill Brewery is the start of trouble and by the end of the evening, one of the crew has been shot. The only known gun among the cast and crew belongs to the director, Jackie’s niece. Much as Jackie wants to stay out of yet another murder investigation, she must help Alli.

Learning that drama isn’t only for the big screen and deception comes in many forms, Jackie’s eyes are opened to the havoc that greed, envy, and love can wreak. What is real? What is the truth? And who committed the murder?

Hugging the banks of the Wisconsin River and rising into the wooded hills and bluffs, the community of Harmony invites you to be whisked away on another cozy mystery escape. (Amazon)

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New Releases For The Week Of May 22, 2022–Part 3

From USA Today bestselling author Kelly Rey comes a mystery full of twists-and-turns and laugh-out-loud moments…

Legal secretary and reluctant sleuth Jamie Winters might have thought her hectic life was about to slow down…but she was dead wrong.

Vicious Vic Hartman is the tabloid Grapevine’s star reporter and celebrity host of television’s Grapevine Live. But he’s made lots of enemies on his climb to the top of the trash journalism heap, so when he’s found murdered after a party at his home, there’s no shortage of suspects. Which is why the victim’s family hires Jamie and her sassy teenaged sidekick Maizy to figure out just which one of the not-so-grieving is his killer. Between Vic’s intimidating boss, a bitter ghostwriter, an unscrupulous would-be replacement, a jilted girlfriend, and an assortment of disgruntled neighbors and family members, the dynamic duo have their work cut out for them—not to mention trying to avoid the menacing Lincoln Park Loper and a creepy doll named Tara who may or may not be stalking them! Can they find the killer…before they become the next victims?

Jamie Winters Mysteries:
Motion for Murder – book #1
Mistletoe & Misdemeanors – short story in the “Cozy Christmas Shorts” collection
Death of a Diva – book #2
Motion for Misfits – short story in the “Killer Beach Reads” collection
The Sassy Suspect – book #3
Verdicts & Vixens – book #4
A Playboy in Peril – book #5
Death by Diamonds – book #6
Killer Confession – book #7

“Move over Stephanie Plum—there’s a new girl in town! Jamie Winters is smart, sassy, and laugh-out-loud hilarious. Mix one fun mystery, some fantastic romantic chemistry, and witty quips throughout for a sure-fire winner! Who knew a lawyer’s office could be so funny?”
~ Gemma Halliday, New York Times bestselling author

“Rey delivers an impressive, well-plotted and well-written… treat that leaves readers eager to whet their appetite with all of Jamie Winters’ wacky investigations!”
~ Diane Morasco, Long Island Book Reviews (Amazon)

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A lighthouse murder. A crazy Cupcake Festival. A baffling clue.

Reporter Rosie Ryan isn’t looking forward to her latest assignment. She’d rather be doing almost anything else than staying with famous actress, Katy Dark, and her entourage at the old Lighthouse Inn. Even if there is a quirky coincidence among the other guests: all six of them have names that start with the letter C.

But coincidence quickly becomes chaos when murder happens and the only clue is the letter C scrawled in the victim’s own blood. One of them is a killer, but—which one?

Cameron: the unhappy husband?
Cindy: the secretive publicist?
Chris: the handsome biographer?
Chadek: the brutish security guard?
Colin: the jealous ex-manager?
Charlotte: the obsessive fan?

Local hunky cop, Todd Parker, is already busy dealing with the craziness of the Annual Cupcake Festival, so Rosie Ryan’s more than happy to take on the case. Along with her dog, Trixie, and her librarian friend, Kim Chen, Rosie’s determined to solve the baffling mystery—before the killer strikes again. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Murder’s a spectacle!

When Ginger Reed ~ aka Lady Gold ~ and Basil Reed’s son Scout runs away to join the circus, it’s not all fun and games. As a disgruntled teen unhappy at boarding school, Scout intends to work with his cousin Marvin, newly (and dishonourably) discharged from the navy. An animal lover at heart, Scout is tickled to assist the animal trainer and develops a particular bond with the matriarchal elephant, Tulip.

The big top event pleases the crowds, but when a performer dies under suspicious circumstances, Scout and Tulip find themselves in real, three ring trouble!


Researching for the Ginger Gold Mysteries has been so much fun. I hope you sense that as you read. Ginger Gold is smart, savvy, and delightful. The fashions, the dances, the CRIME. Never fear, the Ginger Gold Mysteries are COZY, so no scary, graphic on-stage violence. You’ll find these books to be clean reads, with no swearing or sex. I hope you enjoy the Ginger Gold Mystery series!

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)
Murder on Mallowan Court (Book 17)
Murder at the Savoy (Book 18)
Murder at the Circus (Book 19)
Murder at the Boxing Match (Book 20)
Murder in France (Book 21)
~more on the way!

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)
Murder at the Fiesta (Book 9)
Murder at the Weddings (Book 10)

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

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Cassie is about to step onto a very different type of court…

It’s tennis season in London, and hits are being put out on more than just tennis balls.

When a prominent politician is murdered, Violet is called in to help the Metropolitan Police get to the bottom of it. But not all is as it seems, and Cassie and Violet soon find out that this case will be harder to solve than they initially thought.

The Cassie Coburn mysteries are a cozy mystery series featuring a Sherlock-holmes style sleuth. If you want a light, fun, modern mystery featuring a San Francisco girl totally out of her element in London, and a crazy French woman who happens to be very good at noticing things, then this is the series for you. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

The picturesque Cotswolds village of Bunburry has been rocked by a series of burglaries, with dark suspicions over who is responsible. A discovery at the scene of the crime in the home of Bunburry’s favourite senior citizens, Liz and Marge, leads amateur sleuth Alfie to fear the worst. He decides that this time, the matter should be left to the proper authorities. But with Constable Emma Hollis on sick leave, and Sergeant Harold Wilson as work-shy as ever, some of the villagers have other ideas…

Helena Marchmont is a pseudonym of Olga Wojtas, who was born and brought up in Edinburgh. She was encouraged to write by an inspirational English teacher, Iona M. Cameron. Olga won a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award in 2015 and recently published her second book in the Miss Blaine mystery series. (Amazon)

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Suzie and Mary are nervous but excited to host their first wedding at the majestic B&B. They are in full swing getting everything in Dune House ready so the happy couple can tie the knot. The best friends think that the worst problems they’ll have to deal with are the usual tensions among the wedding party and unreliable caterers. But they couldn’t be more wrong.

Not only does the groom go missing but someone is murdered. Suzie, Mary and their lovable Labrador, Pilot, do a little snooping to decipher this baffling murder mystery.

Has the groom just got cold feet? Or is something more sinister at play?

Beaches and Betrayal is the twenty-second book in the Dune House Cozy Mystery Series. If you like strong female sleuths, enduring friendships and loyal dogs, then you’ll love this page-turning cozy mystery.

Join Suzie, Mary and Pilot for a heartwarming, fun cozy mystery by USA Today and Wall Street JournalBestselling Author Cindy Bell. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

” [A] highly entertaining, bone-chilling must read.”—Heather GudenkaufNew York Times bestselling author of The Overnight Guest

“A diabolical tour de force.”—P.J. Vernon, author of Bath Haus

“Don’t miss this propulsive, hypnotic thrill ride.”—Lisa Unger, 
New York Times bestselling author of Last Girl Ghosted  

First comes love. Then comes murder.

Lucas Forester didn’t hate his wife. Michelle was brilliant, sophisticated and beautiful. Sure, she had extravagant spending habits, that petty attitude, a total disregard for anyone below her status. But she also had a lot to offer. Most notably: wealth that only the one percent could comprehend.

For years, Lucas has been honing a flawless plan to inherit Michelle’s fortune. Unfortunately, it involves taking a hit out on her.

Every track is covered, no trace left behind, and now Lucas plays the grieving husband so well he deserves an award. But when a shocking photo and cryptic note show up on his doorstep, Lucas goes from hunter to prey. 

Someone is on to him. And they’re closing in.

Told with dark wit and a sharply feminist sensibility, Never Coming Home is a terrifying tale of duplicity that will have you side-eyeing your spouse as you dash to the breathtaking end. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook

New Releases For The Week Of May 22, 2022–Part 2

USA Today bestselling author

After a summer celebration on Michigan’s Mackinac Island ends in murder, hotel and fudge shop owner Allie McMurphy puts on her sleuthing hat . . .

During the Midsummer Night’s Festival, Allie decides to take her bichonpoo, Mal, home to spare her furry little ears from the sounds of fireworks. But on her way back, Allie spots a body in the lake. Just minutes ago, Winona Higer was crowning the event’s Queen—could the competition have really been that deadly?
While she ponders the mystery the next morning, Allie prepares her favorite dark chocolate cherry fudge recipe. But she’s soon recruited to sub for the late Winona and serve as parade float judge, among other duties. As she hears rumors and gossip, and learns of mean pranks and threatening notes, her instincts kick in—despite her boyfriend the cop’s disapproval. Now, between managing a new hire and keeping the tourists filled with fudge, she’s dealing with a case that’s boiling over . . .

Praise for Nancy Coco and the Candy-Coated Mysteries

“Fun characters, quaint setting, mouth-watering recipes.”
RT Book Reviews

“Full of disguises, danger, and one determined amateur sleuth.”
Fresh Fiction

“A charming cozy.”
Suspense Magazine

Help support pet adoption—see details inside. (Amazon)

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“The first shake shop mystery delivers all the delectable ingredients cozy mystery fans crave. This terrific series debut is certain to tempt the reading palates of fans of Cleo Coyle, Sarah Graves, and the much-missed Diane Mott Davidson.”
Library Journal, STARRED Review for Pint of No Return

The second book in the Shake Shop Mysteries—a new murder in town has Trinidad Jones thrown for a scoop!

It’s Alpenfest in Upper Sprocket! Yodelers are congregating in the square, tourists flocking to the town, and Trinidad Jones is scooping up some fall flavors at her Shimmy and Shake Shop.

The cherry on the sundae is her upcoming feature in The Scoop magazine. She’s determined to serve up the perfect interview, but it won’t be easy, thanks in part to her meddling Cuban grandfather Papa Luis who has decided to make Sprocket his home for the foreseeable future. Papa Luis has set himself up as a taxi driver in his classic 1951 Buick.

But things take a turn when Papa Luis tells her he’s found a corpse in his trunk. Upon closer investigation, they realize the body has disappeared. With the assistance of Juliette and Bonnie (her sisterhood of exes) and the way too handsome nut farmer Quinn Logan, Trinidad must solve the mystery of the disappearing corpse, before her father is up to his neck in a murderous mess.

Praise for Pint of No Return, Book 1 of the Shake Shop Mysteries:

“Murder offers the heroine a surprisingly fresh start in this charming series kickoff”—Kirkus Reviews

“A delicious charmer featuring a triple scoop of murder”—Library Journal (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook

Sometimes death happens when you least expect it. And even when it’s expected, it can be full of surprises.

Allie isn’t surprised someone wanted Sandy Harbor’s chief of police dead. She is surprised they actually did it. It turns out that Sam Bailey had a lot of enemies, and now it’s up to Allie’s husband Alec to catch the killer. But Allie and her best friend Lucy will be sorting out the details on their end, just like they always do. Will they catch the killer before they strike again? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Fatal Flowers is the third in a colorful cozy mystery series from Jess Dylan, set in the Flower House—where you’re as likely to find a killer as a chrysanthemum.

As Aerieville, Tennessee’s Flower House finally gains in popularity, Sierra Ravenswood finds herself feeling ready for new challenges. Luckily, the shop has grabbed the attention of the mayor’s daughter, and bride-to-be, Marissa Lakely. Sierra is thrilled, and nervous, to land her most important job yet: providing flowers for the biggest wedding Aerieville has ever seen.

Fortunately, Marissa bucks all stereotypes and is far from a bridezilla—but her wedding planner, Taz Banyan, has apparently taken on the role for himself. He’s uptight, intense, and a little intimidating. But Taz aside, everything seems to be under control…until Sierra makes a startling discovery in the great room: the wedding planner, lying in a heap at the bottom of the stairs, in very bad shape. In fact, he survives only long enough to mutter: “It was the snake.” As Granny Mae would say, seeing a snake is rarely a good sign, and this was clearly no exception.

With the town on edge and the wedding up in the air, Sierra refuses to stop asking questions in her determination to put an end to this latest danger—so both Aerieville and the Flower House can flourish once more. (Amazon)

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Road-Trip Assault Entangles Seniors in No Big Rip, A Cozy Mystery Adventure from Jeanne Glidewell

— Rockdale, Missouri —

When ex-lawman and senior citizen, Rip Ripple, is assaulted by a strung-out young man at a rest area outside Rockdale, Missouri, he assures his wife, Rapella, it’s “no big rip.” Aboard their travel-trailer, the “Chartreuse Caboose,” the couple is destined to see their friends Lexie Starr and Stone Van Patten at their bed and breakfast, The Alexandria Inn.

Pressed by Rapella to report the crime, Rip meets with Det. Wyatt Johnson, who dutifully documents the details with a promise to investigate.

When the attacker turns out to be the son of Lexie’s recently deceased neighbor, Lillian Sparrow, the two amateur sleuths are compelled to investigate the truth behind her death. Before long, Rapella and Lexie find themselves in a life-or-death situation.

Retirement can be dangerous!

From The Publisher: The Ripple Effect series will be enjoyed by fans of Joanne Fluke, Madison Johns, Ceecee James, and readers of cozy mysteries who enjoy light-hearted, clean & wholesome, mysteries featuring female amateur sleuths and senior citizens.

“Glidewell succeeds in maintaining a rapidly paced storyline that dramatically builds suspense, while her tongue-in-cheek sense of humor provides plenty of laugh-out-loud moments.” ~Booklist on Leave No Stone Unturned

“Jeanne Glidewell’s mysteries are fast-paced, complex, and has just the right hint of romance.” ~Jill Churchill, author of the Jane Jeffry and Grace and Favor Mysteries

“I hope this series continues. Being Rip and Rapellas’ age I am happy to see them featured in adventures. I can recommend this book to anyone who likes mysteries, cozy or not.” ~Anna, Reviewer

A Rip Roaring Good Time
Rip Tide
Ripped to Shreds
Rip Your Heart Out
Ripped Apart
Ripped Off
No Big Rip
The Grim Ripper

Leave No Stone Unturned
The Extinguished Guest
With This Ring
Just Ducky
The Spirit of the Season – a holiday novella
Cozy Camping
Marriage & Mayhem

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

BOOK 6 in the bestselling BARKS & BEANS CAFE cozy mystery series!!!

Welcome to the Barks & Beans Cafe, a quaint place where folks pet shelter dogs while enjoying a cup of java…and where murder sometimes pays a visit.

Thanksgiving is on the way, and Macy’s thrilled when her boyfriend Titan says he’s coming to town for a week-long visit. She plans to take him to some of her favorite haunts, including the sprawling caverns nearby.

But when the lights go out during their underground tour and a local society darling plunges to her death, Macy can’t shake the feeling that the cave’s slippery floors weren’t entirely to blame. She taps into the admittedly limited skills of her upscale barista, Milo, to do a little snooping in the moneyed circles he moves in. When he unearths a sinkhole of lies, Macy slides straight toward a killer who’s not about to stop until every leak is sealed…permanently.

Join siblings Macy and Bo Hatfield as they sniff out crimes in their hometown…with plenty of dogs along for the ride! The Barks & Beans Cafe cozy mystery series features a small town, an amateur sleuth, and no swearing or graphic scenes. Find all the books at!

The Barks & Beans Cafe series in order:
Book 1: No Filter
Book 2: Iced Over
Book 3: Fair Trade
Book 4: Spilled Milk
Book 5: Trouble Brewing
Book 6: Cold Drip (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Passion. Horror. Betrayal.
From the national bestselling author of the Lily Wong thriller series
 comes a “stunningly original” (F. Paul Wilson) dark journey into Brazilian mysticism about a desperate mother who rises from the slums to embrace Quimbanda magic amid her quest for the ultimate revenge.

Across forty years, three continents, and a past incident in 1560 France, Serafina Olegario tests the boundaries of love, power, and corruption as she fights to escape her life of poverty and abuse. Serafina’s quest begins in Brazil when she’s possessed by the warrior goddess Yansã, who emboldens her to fight yet threatens to consume her spirit. Fueled by power and enticed by Exú, an immortal trickster and intermediary to the gods, Serafina turns to the seductive magic of Quimbanda. It’s dangerous to dance in the fire. But when you come from nothing, you have nothing to lose. (Amazon)

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New Releases For The Week of May 22, 2022–Part 1

“A mystery writer finds solace and murder in rural Oregon…Whimsy meets woodsy”— Kirkus Reviews

Don’t miss the first book in a brand-new gripping and hilarious bookish cozy mystery series by author Tamara Berry!

Bestselling thriller writer Tess Harrow is almost at the end of her rope when she arrives with her teenage daughter at her grandfather’s rustic cabin in the woods. She hopes this will be a time for them to heal and bond after Tess’s recent divorce, but they’ve barely made it through the door when an explosion shakes the cabin. Suddenly it’s raining fish guts and…is that a human arm?

Tess was hardly convincing Gertie that a summer without Wi-Fi and running water would be an adventure. Now she’s thrust into a murder investigation, neighbors are saying they’ve spotted Bigfoot in the woods near her cabin, and the local sheriff is the spitting image of her character Detective Gabriel Gonzales—something he’s less than thrilled about. With so much more than her daughter’s summer plans at stake, it’s up to Tess to solve this case before anyone else gets hurt.

Put your sleuthing hat on—Buried in a Good Book features:

  • A thriller writer who knows way more than anyone should about death and dismemberment
  • Her young daughter who’s more intrigued by dead bodies than she probably should be
  • An isolated cabin in the woods that’s probably—definitely—hiding something
  • The tiny mountain town that seems less than troubled by a sudden abundance of murders (Amazon)
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An intriguing debut sci-fi thriller featuring a scientist heroine, the multiverse, and a NASA spaceport on Wallops Island, Virginia.

First in a planned trilogy from husband and wife writing team Paul Awad and Kathryn O’Sullivan.
Environmental scientist Constance Roy is one of forty-nine refugees rescued from Earth’s destruction and transported to the ark spaceship Orb by an automaton race called the Curators. Twelve months have passed since their rescue. But now, with the ship’s orbit decaying, the refugees seem doomed to crash into Jupiter’s fiery belly.

In a parallel universe on present-day Earth, another version of Constance seeks answers to the questions that have haunted her since childhood: How and why did her mother die? The head of a mysterious corporation housed at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility can give her the answers, but not without a price.

Two timestreams collide when the Constance on Earth discovers that Nicolas, her son, has the ability to save the Orb and its inhabitants. Now she must battle treacherous Curators wishing to destroy Nicolas, while on the Orb, another Constance must fight to save the ship from Jupiter’s fatal pull.

Only together can they save their son – and future generations of humankind.

“What a great story–it’s full of surprises, suspense, and most of all, humanity. I was rooting for these refugees every step of the way as they hurtle through space, desperately hoping to find a new planet to call home. This is my favorite kind of science-fiction, a total page-turner with big ideas and lots of heart.”
– Adam Meyer, screenwriter/author of The Last Domino

“Awad and O’Sullivan’s When Earth Shall Be No More is the perfect sci-fi adventure: compelling characters, a frantic race against time, and a daring mission with the fate of humanity hanging in the balance. A dimension-bending page-turner—no matter what galaxy you may inhabit!”
– Alan Orloff, two-time winner of the ITW Thriller Award and author of I Play One on TV.

“Not only is When Earth Shall Be No More an imaginative, intelligent picture of humanity’s potential future, but it’s also a compassionate tale of parenthood, of identity, of the need for people to form relationships no matter their circumstance. O’Sullivan and Awad delve into complicated concepts with ease, and lovingly introduce readers to fully developed, emotionally layered characters along the way. A must read for fans in and out of science fiction.”
– E.A. Aymar, author of The Unrepentant and They’re Gone

When Earth Shall Be No More hit every emotion as I tried to figure out who to trust in this deftly handled dual timeline sci-fi mystery. The characters drew me into a world so realistic and unique, I had a hard time putting this book down.”
– Sherry Harris, Agatha Award nominated author of the Sarah Winston Garage Sale and Chloe Jackson Sea Glass Saloon mysteries

“A fascinating sci-fi story of survival, When Earth Shall Be No More will keep readers on their toes until the very end.”
– Joelle Charbonneau, New York Times bestselling author of The Testing (Amazon)

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A powerful new cozy mystery series from award-winning and bestselling author Krista Lockheart. Join greenhouse expert Heather Moore and her sassy chihuahua as they uncover something unexpected in her new estate garden in this buzz-worthy fresh novel.

There’s something growing in the garden . . . and it’s not a flower. A mystery is growing in the garden!

Greenhouse expert and horticulture Professor Heather Moore gets a new lease on life when she inherits her grandparents’ estate in New England. But the garden she loved as a child has seen better days. Determined to restore her grandfather’s garden to its former beauty, she’s accompanied by Ant, her charming chihuahua, and two of her favorite former students.

But wait, what? Ant suddenly digs up an even bigger challenge when he finds some human remains buried in an old potting shed. As she discovers clues and follows the evidence, a few suspects cross her mind, but ultimately they point to one wily and clever killer. Suddenly in danger herself, can Heather solve this puzzling mystery, restore her family’s legacy, and bring about justice?

April Showers Bring Dead Flowers is the first novel in the Murder on the Vine series. Join Heather and Ant as they explore the seedy underworld of gardens, greenhouses, and flower shops in this ‘unputdownable’ murder mystery!
Extremely funny, with a fast-paced plot and appealing characters, this adorable and ingenious story will embed itself in your heart and grow into one of your favorite reads.
Perfect for chick-lit fans and with a dash of sweet romance as well, this will appeal and be highly accessible to many readers.
Don’t miss this breakout novel in the cozy genre and pick up a copy today! (Amazon)

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Let’s sail to America, Desmond suggested. It will be fun, he promised. Except, no matter where Rosemary goes, murder seems to follow–even in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean!

The journey was supposed to be part of the adventure, and what could be more fun than a few days aboard a veritable floating palace?
Except Rosemary should have known it wouldn’t be all fun and games. She should have known bunking across the hall from a murder mystery author would come to no good. She should have followed her mother’s advice and stayed safely on dry land.

It doesn’t take long for our intrepid sleuth to stumble onto another dead body, and even less time for her to figure out it wasn’t just an accident: it was murder!

She’s prepared to let security handle the investigation, but when Desmond opens his big mouth and brags too loudly within earshot of the captain, Rosemary finds herself embroiled in another quest for justice. Except now, she’s surrounded by would-be sleuths, and time is running out.

If she doesn’t solve the case before the boat docks in New York, a murderer will go free!
Join Rosemary and her friends for a new mystery as they confront evil on the high seas. (Amazon)

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In his most autobiographical novel to date, James Lee Burke continues the epic Holland family saga with a writer grieving the death of his daughter while battling earthly and supernatural outlaws.

Novelist Aaron Holland Broussard is shattered when his daughter Fannie Mae dies suddenly. As he tries to honor her memory by saving two young men from a life of crime amid their opioid-ravaged community, he is drawn into a network of villainy that includes a violent former Klansman, a far-from-holy minister, a biker club posing as evangelicals, and a murderer who has been hiding in plain sight.

Aaron’s only ally is state police officer Ruby Spotted Horse, a no-nonsense woman who harbors some powerful secrets in her cellar. Despite the air of mystery surrounding her, Ruby is the only one Aaron can trust. That is, until the ghost of Fannie Mae shows up, guiding her father through a tangled web of the present and past and helping him vanquish his foes from both this world and the next.

Drawn from James Lee Burke’s own life experiences, Every Cloak Rolled in Blood is a devastating exploration of the nature of good and evil and a deeply moving story about the power of love and family. (Amazon)

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Daisy’s Tea Garden is one of the many attractions in Pennsylvania’s Amish country—and when Daisy herself isn’t serving tea, she’s making sure justice is served . . .

When Daisy Swanson arrives at Rumple’s Statuary shopping for a birthday present for her beau Jonas, Wilhelm Rumple’s cottage looks like something out of a fairy tale, reminding her of the Storybook Tea family event she’s planning. Even the man himself—short and stumpy in overalls with bare feet—seems like a storybook character. But as a businessman, Rumple is rumored to be as cold and hard as the statues he sells.
Maybe that’s why, following a break-in at his cottage, Rumple is found dead in a dog run behind Four Paws Animal Shelter, bashed in the head. Now it’s up to Daisy to get the residents of Willow Creek to spill the tea on a little man who may have had some big secrets, so she can find a stone-cold killer . . .
Includes delicious recipes! (Amazon)

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Life is good in Pine Lakes, Arizona for barista Hazel Hewitt. While her mom and grandma run their family’s cafe, she’s buzzing about town in their new coffee truck with her trusty dog, Latte. But when the body of her cheating ex-boyfriend is found outside her truck, all eyes turn to Hazel.

Thankfully, she has her ride-or-die best friend and her detective big brother on her side. Convincing her brother’s new partner, the handsome—and grumpy—NYC detective who just moved to their small town, will be a lot more difficult.

Hazel knows she didn’t do it. And if she didn’t do it, then there’s a killer on the loose in Pine Lakes. Pressed for time, can she find the killer and clear her name before her new coffee truck business comes to a bitter end?

Murder and Macchiatos is the first book in the Coffee Truck Cozy Mystery series. Inside you’ll find the perfect blend of family bonds that will warm your heart and whodunit adventures as strong as the coffee. (Amazon)

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