New Releases For The Week Of June 19th, 2022–Part 3

The Fourth of July is supposed to be about celebrating independence, but for Dr. Sydney Warner, it means being a key witness to a murder during the town fireworks display.

But Sydney didn’t see the shooter because, like everyone else at the event, she was looking up at the fireworks. Nevertheless, she gets roped into solving yet another murder since her boyfriend, reporter Nolan Lange, knew the victim. But did anyone in town like the self-proclaimed paparazzo who was blackmailing everyone who’s reputation he hadn’t already ruined by submitting incriminating photos to the newspaper?

Can Sydney find a killer that the rest of the town is happy to let walk for getting rid of a mutual enemy? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback

I’m Tracy Belden and I’m marrying my best friend!
The sun is shining. The birds are singing.
And I have five days off for a honeymoon in Tahoe.
No cases on my plate and not a body in sight.
Life is good…
Until my son finds the best man’s army buddy floating in a nearby pond.
With our best friend suspected of murder, the honeymoon is off.
And the hunt to find the killer and solve the puzzle is on. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Birth, death, mayhem, and murder…..

Maeve O’Reilly Kensington loves her job as a nurse-midwife at Creighton Memorial Hospital in the quintessential New England seaside town of Langford. Nothing could bring her more pleasure than helping women usher new life into the world… except possibly having a child of her own with her husband, Will. In the meantime, she’s happy to celebrate the families of those she treats, and content to support her husband in his newly formed catering business.

However when Creighton Memorial’s Chief Obstetrician suddenly drops dead at his daughter’s extravagant wedding reception, catered by Will, Maeve’s two worlds collide in the worst possible way. Suddenly murder is on the menu, and Maeve is desperate to help her husband and find out who killed the doctor.

With the help of her wealthy, acerbic sister Meg and quick-witted Boston Irish mother, Maeve sets out to solve a murder and clear her husband’s name. Can she stay one step ahead of the killer? Or will they strike again… this time closer to home?

“A fun mystery set against a delightful New England backdrop! You won’t want it to end!”
~ Gemma Halliday, New York Times bestselling author

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Welcome to Oxford’s Magic Kitten Shelter for Familiars!

My name’s Astra, and I’m a witch. I’d do anything for a stress-free evening to organize my wedding to the hot dragon shifter Sheriff, Sin. Except, my vampire wedding planner is murdered in mysterious circumstances. Now I have to investigate a crime, rather than wedding dresses.

But then, that’s what happens when you’re the Deputy in Witch Hollow, the most paranormal village in England. Does my devilish kitten, Satan, know the truth? What’s he plotting with my new rabbit familiar?

When the Traveling Magic Carnival comes to town, it brings with it danger, excitement, and a deadly spell that weaves through Witch Hollow. Yet it also brings the best hope yet that I’ll be able to save my dad.

Will I even get to celebrate my big day?

One-Click now and decide which familiar you’ll adopt!

A Familiar Spell is Book Six in the Oxford Magic Kitten Mysteries cozy mystery series. Start reading to escape into magic and laugh-out loud fun! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Shell McMillan and her feline friends must unravel a mystery where everyone’s a suspect and no one’s to blame . . .

With the grand re-opening of her Urban Tails Pet Shop just days away, Shell McMillan has her hands full planning entertainment for the festive event, including a fortune-telling parrot. But her jubilant mood is soon threatened by ominous rumors of the return of Johnny Draco, a former investment guru who swindled money from most of the residents of Fox Hollow and then vanished without a trace. And when the parrot predicts a dire future for Draco and his dead body is found just hours later, no one can say they’re surprised—but no one will say who did it.

With virtually everyone in town a suspect, the police turn their focus on a good friend of Shell’s who was seen arguing with the victim shortly before his death. Determined to clear her friend’s name, Shell begins investigating Draco’s past, his former employer, and everyone who lost money to him. And when the trail of clues suggests there may have been a completely different motive for the murder, Shell suddenly realizes she’s uncovered a secret someone would kill to keep hidden—and that if she’s not careful, the parrot may be predicting she has no future at all . . .

Praise for the Books of T. C. LoTempio:

“The author’s suspenseful and startling reveal had me on the edge of my seat as I turned pages faster and faster until the final conclusion.” —Cinnamon and Sugar and a Little Bit of Murder

“Our two main characters really carried the story in such a way that will have you feeling as if you are right there with them . . . a fabulously fun read that is sure to be enjoyed by cozy fans. I totally loved it.” —Books a Plenty Book Reviews

“Meow-velous! The multiple murder mystery had the right amount of suspense . . . the thrill never quieted, culminating with a perilous conclusion. Totally enjoyable!” —Kings River Life

“A buoyant start to a new series . . . Fans of feline mysteries will relish The Time for Murder Is Meow’s pet shop framework in this story of finding one’s second act.” —Foreword Reviews

“An entertaining series debut . . . Feline-loving cozy fans will be satisfied.” —Publishers Weekly

About the Author:

T. C. LoTempio is the award-winning, nationally bestselling author of the Nick and Nora Mysteries, the Urban Tails Pet Shop Mysteries, and the Cat Rescue Mysteries. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Extortion. Murder. Arrest. Case (not) Closed.
KAREN O’BRIEN, retired teacher, convicted felon, and donut shop owner is not aware that she has an enemy who also happens to be the killer.
Donut Lady is not convinced the right person was arrested in the death of a decorator and furniture store owner, but when the murder victim’s parents ask her to look over some documents that both a private investigator and their lawyer said wouldn’t help, the killer is afraid she’s on the trail.
After Karen reviews the records, she is even more uncertain than ever about the identity of the killer and finds herself with four and possibly five suspects, even though one of the suspects is a close friend.
The killer, however, knows that Karen is closer to discovering the truth than she realizes and sends her a clear, chilling message: it’s time for Donut Lady to die. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Pleasant Pond has another murder. This time a body is found at the local paint-your-own pottery shop. Mira and Aerie know what it’s like to worry about a small business going under and they are determined to help solve this mystery. But with so many possible suspects, including Chelsea, it’s going to prove harder to do than they thought. And when another murder happens in the nearby town Dan even concedes to help Mira find the killer… as long as she can manage to stay out of danger. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Starting over at fifty might be hard, but it shouldn’t be deadly…

Still recovering from an injury that might have permanently derailed her career as an international war correspondent, Kate Tessler is living in her childhood bedroom and pondering her second act when another case lands in her lap. Kate’s father and his coffee group are worried. Their friend Larry married a younger woman who now insists he has dementia and won’t let any of his friends visit. They’re convinced that Larry’s wife and her two adult, dead-beat kids are out to steal his money. Can Kate help?

Soon Kate and her unusual gang of sidekicks are unofficially, officially investigating. But before they can dig out the truth, a murder raises the stakes. Now they need to prove Larry is both mentally competent and not a killer. They’ll have to find the real murderer—without risking their own lives in the process. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

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