New Releases For The Week Of June 26th, 2022–Part 4

A heartwarming cozy mystery series about losing everything, taking a chance, and starting again.

After suffering a personal tragedy Abby Sullivan buys a huge old seaside mansion she has never even seen, packs up her life in San Francisco, and moves to Holiday Bay Maine, where she is adopted, quite against her will, by a huge Maine Coon Cat named Rufus, a drifter with her own tragic past named Georgia, and a giant dog with an inferiority complex named Ramos. What Abby thought she needed was alone time to heal. What she ended up with was, an inn she never knew she wanted, a cat she couldn’t seem to convince to leave, and a new family she’d never be able to live without.

In book 19 in the series, it’s spring in Holiday Bay and new guests have arrived to enjoy the plentiful sunshine. Lonnie has begun construction of the four new cottages and decisions relating to color and design keep Abby hopping. Abby’s most recent manuscript has been turned in leaving time in her schedule to pitch in as a volunteer for the annual spring events and everything is as it should be with the exception of the disturbing emails Georgia has been receiving. So far Colt isn’t too concerned chalking it up to an obsessive fan, but when the emails migrate from her work email to her personal account Colt decides it’s time to put a stop to it. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback


The annual murder mystery evening at Hawbury Manor is going surprisingly smoothly for once—until one too many corpses appear during the second act. And when Verity’s nemesis, Detective Ulysses Hodge, arrives on the scene, Verity knows it’s only a matter of time before things go from bad to worse. With the killer still at large, she and her fearless companion, Leeanne Keating, race to piece together the clues. But, as they close in on the killer, the investigation takes a dramatic turn.

When Verity faces losing everything she’s ever loved, she and Leeanne must track down the one person who can prevent it—her former business partner and wanted criminal, Marcus Pickering.

As Verity brings her newfound sleuthing skills to bear, she discovers that all families have their secrets, and some are worth killing for.

Believe Nothing. Suspect Everyone. Expect Anything.

Murder Most Deadly
 is the second in a series of humorous British Cosy Crime novels featuring amateur sleuth, Verity Meadows, and her charismatic sidekick, Leeanne Keating. Set in the fictional English village of Hawbury, it contains all the classic elements of a cosy mystery with plenty of laughs throughout.

AUTHOR’S NOTE: ‘Murder Most Deadly’ is the second book in a trilogy. Some of its story elements follow on from the first book in the series, ‘Death Comes to Hawbury’ so, while it can be read as a standalone novel, it is advisable to read the books in order of publication to avoid any spoilers.

Praise For Death Comes to Hawbury

“A cosy crime at its finest. The characters are memorable, and the mystery is tightly plotted. Laugh out loud funny. More, please!”

– Chris McDonald – Author of The Stonebridge Mysteries

“Verity Meadows is an absolute gem of a character: She’s ballsy, quick-witted, and sharp-tongued… With its modern-day setting, slick dialogue, and plenty of humour, this was a very enjoyable read.”

– The Reading Room

“I absolutely loved this book and once I started reading it I couldn’t put it down and read it in one sitting. If you like M C Beaton, Agatha Christie and Kate Greenwood. Highly recommended.”

– Amazon Reviewer

“Really enjoyed this – it was so funny in places and great characterisation. Didn’t guess who the culprit was until the end! Eagerly awaiting the next in what I hope to be a long series.”

– Amazon Reviewer (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

In urgent need of protection

Murder on the Mountain by Cassie Miles

FBI special agent Julia Last is running a secret FBI safe house for injured officers and protected witnesses. So when Deputy Paul Hemmings arrives, convinced one of her guests has committed murder, Julia wants him gone. But when she becomes the killer’s next target, Paul offers to protect her. With a murderer living among them, can they solve the crime before their newfound passion makes them easy prey?

Missing in the Mountains by Julie Anne Lindsey

When Emma Hart witnesses her sister being kidnapped, the only person she can trust to keep her and her baby safe is army vet turned security expert Sawyer Lance. He immediately offers his help but is shocked to meet her young son—a boy who looks a lot like him. To protect their reunited family, Emma and Sawyer will have to find the kidnapper before he strikes again.

USA TODAY Bestselling Author Cassie Miles

2 Thrilling Stories

Murder on the Mountain and Missing in the Mountains (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Wall Street Journal bestselling series.

A serial killer wants to play. FBI Agent Nina Guerrera has no time for games.

Six female undergrads at an elite university vanish. The media descends. The families demand action. And as Special Agent Nina Guerrera follows clue by chilling clue, she realizes she’s tracking the most cunning predator of her career.

The case takes a turn for the worse, and the bizarre, when several victims are found perfectly preserved. No signs of violence, no hint of how they died. Just more evidence that the killer is cruel, calculating, and a master of mind control.

With her mission compromised, Nina must face her greatest failure—and greatest fear—to stop a deadly hunter before he claims another prize. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook

A murdered woman.
An antique Art Deco necklace.
A reason to celebrate
And a reason to mourn.

The future couldn’t have been brighter now that Joan had sold her business and had planned an around the world trip with her husband. With the sale completed, she had the money and the time to do exactly what she’d always wanted to do. Along with her husband, family, ex-business partner, and several friends, she attended an outdoor concert to celebrate the sale. It was the culmination of everything she’d ever wanted.

When she briefly left the concert at intermission, she decided to walk away from the crowds so she could look at the stars. As she was gazing up into the magical night sky, she recognized the person who walked up behind her and felt no fear. She also never felt the knife as it was plunged into her body. Fortunately, her death was sudden and swift.

Detective Jeff Combs has the case, and as she has so many times before, his wife, Marty, agrees to help. Neither of them could have foreseen the consequences that changed their life.

This is the 17th and final book of the High Desert Cozy Mystery Series by a USA Today Bestselling Author. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Murder lurks behind the prettiest blooms…

The past doesn’t always stay in the past. Deeds can come back to haunt us. That’s what happens to florist Peony Bellefleur’s protégé and young witch, Char, when her old boyfriend turns up out of the blue saying he wants another chance. Turns out he’s really on the run from crime. Meanwhile there’s a competition among some of the women in the Cotswold village of Willow Waters to support the church vicar, a widower who graciously accepts everything from home-baked bread to hand-embroidered vestments. Is someone too competitive?

Life in the charming village may look picture perfect on the outside, but like the camellias now in bloom, there can be stinging insects hiding amongst the perfect petals.

Karma Camellia is the second in the Village Flower Shop series of paranormal cozy mysteries. If you enjoy a little magic with your murder, along with beautiful flowers, a mysterious Lord living in a run-down castle and a circle of women who are closer than sisters, this is the series for you.

“I wish someone would send me flowers like these! Great feel-good entertainment with enough mystery to keep you guessing.” (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

It’s 2003, nearly 30 years after the Vietnam War…Blanche “Bang” Murninghan is sitting on the dock of the Peel ‘n Eat Pier on Santa Maria Island, sipping an excellent draft and wiggling her fishing pole after an elusive sheepshead. It’s hot out and the sun is shining. She doesn’t see the woman eyeing her from the fishing hut—not until she appears at Blanche’s side and forever disrupts Blanche’s peaceful idyll in this quiet Gulf coast town.The woman is Jean McMahon and she needs Blanche’s help—her amateur sleuthing skills have become local legend after she helped solve the murder of a friend and dodge some drug-dealing land developers. Jean needs a good dose of that Blanche determination and doggedness. It’s not a simple favor Jean asks. Will Blanche go to Vietnam with her and look for Jean’s mother?It’s as if Jean has ripped a new hole in Blanche’s heart. Her father was killed in Vietnam, and she’s never gotten much history from her beloved grandmother and mother on the subject. Jean’s request grows on her. Blanche wants the truth…Blanche and Jean don’t stop once they land in Saigon, now Ho Chi Minh City, and ex-pat “Stick” Dahlkamp makes sure of that. They pick up the search together. The three cross the rice paddies on Stick’s Honda Dream to Ben Tre and My Tho, old stomping grounds for Stick, a former Ninth Infantry Division Riverine and now bar owner of the popular, The Follies. He’s got friends in jungle towns who might help, and indeed they do. And don’t. Blanche begins to wonder if he’s running them off the road.They trace Jean’s mother’s steps around South Vietnam, to where she met Hank McMahon, an infantry scout with the old Americal division. They meet more than one shady character who thinks it better to let things lie, deep and peaceful, just the way that they were after the horror of war passed. But Blanche’s stubbornness beats down the door. She is looking for Jean’s mother, and following her father’s trail. He left without a trace. Or did he? Does anyone? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Friends in need, old secrets and death!

The last thing Fee expected to be investigating is a murder so close to home—and her heart. When tragedy strikes a beloved Reading family, it’s up to Fee and the team at Fleming Investigations to protect the ones they care about and keep BCI Detective Rowan Mallory from sending the wrong person to prison for murder. But when the lead suspect is a close and personal friend who seems to think he’s guilty… what’s a redhead to do but prove him wrong?

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

Haute Couture and Death (May 31st) (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

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