New Releases For The Week Of May 1st, 2022–Part 3

Of man buns and murder…

Social media maven KC Crumb is loving life—until her ex-boyfriend James Carlisle arrives in Beaver Bluff to win her back. She must do whatever it takes to send him packing before he ruins her chances with hunky police officer Antonio Hamson. But when the unpopular owner of the B&B where KC’s ex is staying is skewered during an evening soiree, all eyes turn to James as a suspect.

KC and her friends from Crumb’s Bakery must sort through the suspects who were at the party, including a cagey caterer, an electrician, and a mystery man caught on video. Can KC and the bakery gang figure out who murdered the B&B owner before things get too sticky? Or will the killer stick it to one of them next? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Sassy Supplies Crafts & More is hosting a sewing class and it is all hands on deck for Charity and her assistant Lola.
Then, when a party planner skips town with the cash, she finds herself volunteered to be in charge of the town’s first ever Cinco de Mayo festival.
On top of her regular obligations, Grampy’s friend calls her from a jail cell to beg her help in proving his innocence.
Plus, Detective Deegan Sota insists that she learn to protect herself.
Charity is up to her eyeballs in serape and stress and she’s all out of time and ideas.
Can she pool her resources with her dishy detective boyfriend to free Grampy’s friend from false accusations without abandoning her store and friends? Or will she have to let something go? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Sadie Alden can hear wedding bells, but with tensions at an all time high the celebrations are short lived.

The residents of Hallow Haven have gathered on the main island to enjoy the big day, but with feuding families in close proximity there are plenty disagreements to keep the peacekeeper busy. As if the recent vampire attack wasn’t taking up enough of her time…

Witches that indulge in revenge magic threaten to wreak havoc after they are summoned by someone bearing a grudge, but who wants vengeance badly enough that they’d contact this secret society? Who is the target? Why is there a VHS tape circulating that identifies Sadie as the prime suspect in a murder?

To clear her name she will have to do the impossible, get a group of people that hate each other to work together. Hunters threatening werewolves, vampires threatening witches, ghosts threatening each other, and vendettas a plenty. Sadie was hoping to spend the week planning her honeymoon, but now she’s just trying to make it to tomorrow.

At least her familiar, Fitz, isn’t making things worse… oh no, wait, of course he is.

Here Comes The Witch is the thirteenth book in the Hallow Haven Witch Mysteries series. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Meet Julia Bird: recently single, reluctantly retired, and… an amateur sleuth?

Julia Bird has left London for a fresh start in a picturesque Cotswolds village, and the rustic charm and cosy fireplaces of her little cottage are everything she’d hoped for. But when she tears down the old garden shed to make way for a chicken coop, she unearths much more than she’d bargained for… the body of a young woman, apparently buried for decades, thrusting Julia into a baffling mystery.

With only one copper on the case in Berrywick, Julia decides to solve the who and whodunnit herself, taking her wayward puppy Jake along for the ride. And so begins a whirlwind tour of the village – from the dotty 90-year-old to the delightful doctor and the village gardener, it seems everyone has something to hide.

Soon, Julia is convinced she has discovered the killer’s identity, until Jake, a true Labrador, finds a new love of the local lake’s waterfowl and instead ends up catching her chief suspect… drowned. Back at square one, with potential culprits galore, Julia – newly nicknamed the Grim Reaper – despairs at ever solving the murders.

But as Julia ruffles feathers village-wide, the clock is ticking. There is someone in the village who has killed twice already. Will they be prepared to make it third time lucky to keep their secret safe?

This totally addictive page-turning cozy mystery is perfect for fans of M.C. Beaton, Faith Martin and Betty Rowlands.

Readers love An English Garden Murder:

There just aren’t enough stars for this one, so I can only give it FIVE!! I’m so looking forward to the next book in the series!!’ Goodreads reviewer⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I absolutely LOVED this… Julia Bird was an amazing and lovable character… Once I started it, I couldn’t stop until I had finished it. I will definitely be on the lookout for the second novel in this series!’ Goodreads reviewer⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘I loved this very English murder mystery, so reminiscent of Agatha Christie… I loved everything about this book.’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Really entertaining… I simply couldn’t put the book down… Julia’s life in the countryside with her newly adopted dog Jake was too enjoyable… I cannot wait to read for Julia Bird’s next adventure!… five stars!’ Tropical Girl Reads Books ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Brilliant!… I really warmed to Julia and especially Jake, her errant puppy and loved the village life…’ Broadbean’s Books⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Readers love Katie Gayle:

‘I absolutely adore this book… 10/10… This book is absolutely perfect!’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Fantastic… I can’t say enough good things about this book. I just loved every minute of reading it.’ Fireflies & Freekicks

Undoubtedly rollicking good fun.’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘There is so much I adored about this book!… The perfect mixture of humour and mystery makes this book an absolute page turner that I would highly recommend to everyone!’ Victoria Wilks Blog

Thrilling and immensely enjoyable… An absolute joy to read… Will have readers laughing out loud and keep them glued to the pages from beginning to end.’ Bookish Jottings

A hilarious romp of a mystery.’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Compelling and compulsive… An uplifting, endlessly charming and highly original cosy mystery series… Filled with drama, action, twists… A fabulous, and much-needed, piece of escapism in these times.’ Readers Retreat (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook

It’s 1986 and the Wahoo Beach Police Department has its sights set on some mega-sweet Apple IIGS computers. But when an art thief strikes the big fundraising event out at the Country Club, the town’s hopes for that cutting-edge technology are dashed. Just as arcade owner Tiffany Sloan, officer Dylan Spencer, a punk kid named Zero, and a colorful cast of Wahoo Beach residents join forces to hunt down the stolen art, they find more than they bargained for. The art doesn’t turn up, but a dead body does. Can Tiffany and the gang hunt down the killer and the missing antiquities before tragedy strikes again?

Members Only Murder is book 3 in the Major Bummer Murders series. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

A summer house party turns into a thrilling whodunit when Jane Austen’s Mr. Wickham—one of literature’s most notorious villains—meetsa sudden and suspicious endin this brilliantly imagined mystery featuring Austen’s leading literary characters.

The happily married Mr. Knightley and Emma are throwing a party at their country estate, bringing together distant relatives and new acquaintances—characters beloved by Jane Austen fans. Definitely not invited is Mr. Wickham, whose latest financial scheme has netted him an even broader array of enemies. As tempers flare and secrets are revealed, it’s clear that everyone would be happier if Mr. Wickham got his comeuppance. Yet they’re all shocked when Wickham turns up murdered—except, of course, for the killer hidden in their midst.

Nearly everyone at the house party is a suspect, so it falls to the party’s two youngest guests to solve the mystery: Juliet Tilney, the smart and resourceful daughter of Catherine and Henry, eager for adventure beyond Northanger Abbey; and Jonathan Darcy, the Darcys’ eldest son, whose adherence to propriety makes his father seem almost relaxed. In this tantalizing fusion of Austen and Christie, from New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray, the unlikely pair must put aside their own poor first impressions and uncover the guilty party—before an innocent person is sentenced to hang. 


Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook

Meet Dr. Ruby Roy. She is a twenty-nine-year-old, goofy, warm, and absent-minded professor in her third year at Baron University, located a few miles from the Falls. A plus-size woman of mixed Indian and Canadian roots, and cursed with an overactive imagination stemming from watching too many Bollywood and Disney films, Ruby is struggling to make her mark and stay out of trouble.

It doesn’t help matters that she keeps stumbling into a series of embarrassing incidents, even as she desperately tries to keep her superiors in the College happy. Unfortunately for Ruby, things take a turn for the worse when she discovers her Chair’s dead body in his office. But who could have killed him? And why? And why does the Detective investigating the case look like a famous Hollywood actor?

Suddenly all the Poirot, Marple, Sherlock Holmes, and Father Brown books she loves reading seem to have come to life as she finds herself in the middle of a real-life murder mystery. And with the murderer on the loose, no one is safe. With the help of her husband, Cleo, her very own Watson, Ruby tries to solve the mystery before she is next on the killer’s list!

Praise for Ruby Roy and the Murder in the Falls
“The mystery builds to an exciting climax, and there’s an unexpected final twist…An amusingly quirky read…”
-Kirkus Reviews

“Ray succeeds in creating an entertaining and suspenseful mystery
with an interesting sleuth. A promising debut, Ruby Roy is a quick read that should delight cozy
mystery fans.”
-BlueInk Review

“Ruby Roy is a quirky, amusing woman who often allows her imagination to run away with her. Readers will find this delightful character entertaining and will be eager to see what her next venture will entail.”
-Carol Hoenig, Award-Winning Author (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

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