New Releases For The Week Of May 15th, 2022–Part 2

A chatty feline and a tragic murder. Can this loyal wife solve a heartbreaking crime?

Maggie Romano happily gave up everything to elope to California with the town heartthrob. Though when the ambitious actor’s pursuit of Hollywood stardom falters and he needs his mentor’s advice, she reluctantly agrees to head back to their old beachside haunts. But she’s shaken to her core when on a solo seaside stroll, she stumbles upon her spouse’s dead body.

Shocked that she’s the prime suspect, the grieving widow sets out to clear her name before she’s arrested for a crime she didn’t commit. But with the small-town paper sensationalizing the homicide and her husband’s dark secrets coming to light, even teaming up with a talking cat may not keep Maggie from jail… or worse, becoming the killer’s next victim.

Can she and her new furry friend crack the case before she’s slammed behind bars?

Boardwalk Betrayal is the quirky first tale in The Maggie and Pepper Mysteries. If you like charismatic characters, coastal conundrums, and talkative pets, then you’ll love Wendy Ledger’s memorable whodunit.

Buy Boardwalk Betrayal to roll the credits on the truth today! (Amazon)

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A terrible heat wave has fallen over Firefly Junction and tempers are flaring. With triple digit temperatures and humidity thick enough you can cut it with a knife, a chili cook-off is the last place journalist Sunni Taylor wants to be but Prudence Mortimer, the owner of the Junction Times wants her to cover the event. When one of the competitors is stabbed to death in the parking lot the cook-off really heats up. Sunni is no longer covering recipes and pepper eating contests. She has a murder to solve, and the triple digit temperatures aren’t going to stop her.

Book 14 of the Firefly Junction Cozy Mystery series

More in the series:
1. Death in the Park
2. Killer Bridal Party
3. Murder at the Inn
4. A Humbug Holiday
5. Calamity at the Carnival
6. Double Trouble
7. Havoc at Wildwood Manor
8. Fatal Feud
9. Trick or Trouble
10. A Crafty Killing
11. Death at the Museum
12. Murder at the Pumpkin Patch
13. Founders’ Day Fiasco
14. Heat Wave Homicide
15. Terror at Thornbridge Hotel (Amazon)

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Love and marriage go together like grits and gravy…or do they?

Welcome to the little town of Cottonwood, Kentucky, a charming town with fun business names like Tiny Tina’s Hair Salon and Cowboy’s Catfish.

Sheriff Lowry becomes public enemy number one when she shuts down a wedding reception when one of the catering waiters ends up dead impaled with a wedding umbrella. The bride is not happy and proceeds to beat Sheriff Lowry with her bridal bouquet!

Kenni and Poppa are on the case! How lucky that Kenni is already there to start her investigation! She’s got a bratty bride, a crass groomsman and dead waiter! If the murder at the wedding was not enough, she’s got to get to solve this so that her friends business isn’t ruined! (Amazon)

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There’s a killer on the loose, and they look exactly like Aly.
When Aly gets a vision of herself murdering the town’s beloved yet crotchety baker, she’s baffled. Obviously, that never happened. But then police arrive at her house with a warrant. If she didn’t kill Tony, why does she have his baker’s hat?
Then Tony turns up alive, and things go from strange to supernatural. Where did that vision come from? Aly’s never seen the future before—only the past. At first she thinks the vision was a trick, sent as a distraction by the same person who killed her sister-in-law. But as she works to stop them, Aly fears that her vision of Tony might not have been a lie so much as a premonition. (Amazon)

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Fateful Plateful

Was Pa poisoned?

Everything is just fine in Bald Eagle Falls. Auntie Clem’s Bakery is stable and making good money.

It seems like ages since anyone was murdered or kidnapped. And it seems like just yesterday.

But things are not so rosy in Moose River. When Vic gets the news that her father is on his deathbed, she isn’t sure what to do. Erin takes the trip with her and it soon becomes clear to both of them that all is not right with the Jackson family.

Something dark and dangerous is going on in Moose River, and Erin Price is about to get her fill.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Like baking mysteries? Cats, dogs, and other pets? Award-winning and USA Today Bestselling Author P.D. Workman brings readers back to small town Bald Eagle Falls for another culinary cozy mystery to be solved by gluten-free baker Erin Price and her friends.

Have your gluten-free cake and eat it too. Sink your teeth into this sweet treat now! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Charley Scott is thrilled to be running a summer pop-up gallery in cottage country. Returning to the lakeside village, not on vacation but as an artist, she’s determined to turn her hobby into a career.

But, beneath the surface of this peaceful town, darkness lurks. There’s a history.

Local chocolatier, Matt Thorn, is struggling with his father’s death and his legacy of deception. As Matt plans to expose his father’s secrets, a local is found dead, the result of eating Matt’s chocolates.

Luckily, art is all about perspective and Charley’s always had a keen eye. Can she see past the obvious and find the killer? (Amazon)

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Fall in love with Robyn and her band of sidekicks in the sweet and witty The Double Exposure Murder, the charming debut of the Robyn Cavanagh mysteries.

Robyn Cavanagh enjoys a thriving second career as a portrait photographer in her beloved suburban hometown of Garland, New York. Having built a large portfolio of high school senior photos and family portraits, Robyn is thrilled when math teacher Brooke Gibson hires her to take photos of a different subject: 16 Clover Lane, the house Brooke has recently inherited from her late great-aunt. Brooke will soon put the home on the market and wants Robyn to take the photos for the real estate listing. Robyn thinks the cozy house will attract prospective buyers—until she finds bride-to-be Brooke’s battered body in the garden shed. (Amazon)

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Sheriff Bree Taggert’s downfall is part of a killer’s cunning design in #1 Amazon Charts and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Melinda Leigh’s novel of murder, lies, and revenge.

Called to an isolated farm to check on an elderly widow, Sheriff Bree Taggert finds a brutal double homicide. One of the victims is Eugene Oscar, the bitter and corrupt former deputy she recently forced out of the department.

Working with criminal investigator Matt Flynn, Bree discovers that she isn’t the only one who had a troubling history with Eugene. But someone doesn’t want Bree digging up the past. She becomes the target of a stranger’s sick and devious campaign calculated to destroy her reputation, career, family, and new relationship with Matt. To make matters worse, she’s the prime suspect in Eugene’s murder.

When her chief deputy goes missing while investigating the case, Bree refuses to back down. She won’t let him become the next victim. His life and her future depend on finding a killer nursing a vengeful rage. (Amazon)

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