New Releases For The Week Of August 7th, 2022–Part 1

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ From the USA Today bestselling author of Bundle of Trouble ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
“Diana Orgain’s flare for humor and talent with romance shine in a thoroughly delightful mystery.”–Krista Davis, New York Times Bestselling Author

The only thing harder than solving a murder…giving birth to twins…

Don’t miss Kate’s latest adventure and newest BUNDLES of Joy!

To Do:
1. Buy diapers (double as many as I think necessary).
2. Plan Laurie’s one-year birthday party.
3. Rest.
4. Do NOT get involved in another mystery…
5. Okay…solve said mystery before twins are born!

Family life has never been so exciting, but after Kate launches her own female detective agency, she may just get more than she bargained for.

“Full of suspense, this cozy is unputdownable!”
“Engaging…[A] charming debut thriller.”–Publishers Weekly”

Clean read: no graphic violence, sex, or strong language. Genre: humorous cozy mysteries / women amateur sleuth / detective mystery motherhood

Bundle of Trouble (Book 1)
Motherhood is Murder (Book 2)
Formula for Murder (Book 3)
Nursing a Grudge (Book 4)
Pampered to Death (Book 5)
Killer Cravings (Book 6)
A Deathly Rattle (Book 7)
Rockabye Murder (Book 8)
Pram & Poison (Book 9)
Lethal Lullaby (Book 10)
Cereal Killer (Book 11)
Double Trouble (Book 12) (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

My name is Zoe Lane, and I see dead people.

For the first time in my adult life, I am in a big city. Los Angeles! It’s everything and nothing like I imagined. There aren’t celebrities on every corner, and the walk of fame smells like urine, but the weather is perfection, the palm trees are plentiful, the beaches are spectacular, and there are a whole lot of dead people.

Dead people with exactly one aim: to catch a killer.

The victim is Franco Hernandez, an aspiring actor killed on the eve of his twentieth birthday. His uncle, my ever-present, ever-grumpy spirit friend, Jose Luis Francisco, was falsely charged, convicted, and sentenced to death for Franco’s murder. It’s been over two decades, and the real killer has never been caught.

Franco and Jose deserve justice, which I plan to give them. If only Jose’s dearly departed relatives didn’t keep popping up, wanting to aid in the investigation. I appreciate the sentiment, but they’re not exactly helpful. There are too many spirits here for one medium to handle and, not to make this about me, but I have my own family drama to deal with.

However, we came to Los Angeles for Jose and Franco and their families. The problem is, the more I dig, the more I learn about dark family secrets and the dangerous individuals who will do anything to protect them. Frankly, I’ve never been more terrified.

I want to go home.
Big city life may not be compatible with living. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Stardom fades fast when you’re on the line for murder, in this debut cozy mystery perfect for fans of Richard Osman and Jenn McKinlay.

Jay Allan and Cindy Cooper were soap opera stars in the late ’90s, a wholesome young husband-and-wife duo who combined musical talent with humor and charisma. When the truth about their sexual orientations came to light, their marriage and TV careers ended, but decades later they have remained friends. Together, they open Palm Springs’ chicest movie memorabilia store, Hooray for Hollywood–but no customers and dwindling finances spell trouble.

A Hail Mary arrives in the form of Yana Tosh, a ninety-year-old diva of the silver screen who has amassed a valuable collection of costumes and props and is looking to sell. But first, Jay and Cindy have to beat their competition, a vice president from a mega-auction house with ten times their resources. And when he winds up dead, they become prime suspects in the murder.

With their freedom and livelihoods on the line, Jay and Cindy desperately need to clear their names. There are plenty of other potential suspects, but they’ll have to solve it soon before they’re forced to trade in their vintage costume collection for two orange jumpsuits. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook

In the tradition of Kristin Harmel and Elise Hooper, USA Today bestseller Marty Wingate transports us to postwar England’s Suffolk coast in a rich historical drama about love lost—and promise found.

England, 1957. Olive Kersey’s only love never returned from World War II, and now, she’s alone and penniless. Then, the last person she ever expected to see again returns to Southwold. Olive’s childhood friend, Margery Paxton, arrives to claim her inheritance: Mersea House, a stately old home she plans to turn into the town’s only lodging. Olive’s life takes a sunny turn when Margery hires her to run the establishment. But Mersea House holds its own mysteries—and its own dangers.
First, rumors begin to fly when two enigmatic lodgers move in: Hugh Hodson, manager of the town cinema, and Mrs. Abigail Claypool, a recluse and war widow. And then, the completely unexpected: Margery is informed she has a new ward, eleven-year-old Juniper Wyckes, the orphaned daughter of Margery’s first love. Mrs. Lucie Pagett, Children’s Officer at the local authority, informs Margery that Juniper was severely stricken with polio as a child, and makes clear that she could be taken away if her welfare is in jeopardy.
But the past is never far behind for the inhabitants of Mersea House, and looming secrets may destroy these friendships they’ve created. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook

Something isn’t right in this Victorian house…

When Zane’s new client reports strange things happening in his new house, at first they thought it was the product of paranoia. Now, the gang isn’t so sure. Join Brynn and Bernie as they get ready to tackle their strangest case yet! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

At Romano’s Pizza Parlor, there’s only one rule. Dough not murder…

Gina Romano is on the brink of leaving for the big city to chase her wildest dreams. And now that Romano’s Pizza Parlor is running smoothly, she doesn’t have to worry about her uncle faltering when she leaves.

But Gina isn’t sure she’s ready to leave behind new friends, beloved family, and a rather handsome restaurateur.

When a family friend passes away, Uncle Rocco begs for Gina’s help. He’s sure that this is murder with a capital Mozzarella, even if the cops aren’t convinced.

Gina’s got to choose: stay and lose a major career opportunity, or leave and let a killer run loose.Will Gina catch the killer and stay in Lake Basil for good? Find out in the final installment of the Pizza Parlor series, a cozy mystery from USA Today bestseller, Rosie A. Point. Grab your copy today! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

A possible serial killer on the loose sends tea maven Theodosia Browning into a whirlwind of investigation in this latest installment of the New York Times bestselling series.

It was a dark and stormy night, but that was the least of Theodosia Browning’s troubles. As she approaches St. Philips Graveyard, Theodosia sees two figures locked in a strange embrace. Wiping rain from her eyes, Theodosia realizes she has just witnessed a brutal murder and sees a dark-hooded figure slip away into the fog.
In the throes of alerting police, Theodosia recognizes the victim—it is the daughter of her friend, Lois, who owns the Antiquarian Bookshop next door to her own Indigo Tea Shop.
Even though this appears to be the work of a serial killer who is stalking the back alleys of Charleston, Lois begs Theodosia for help. Against the advice of her boyfriend, Detective Pete Riley, and the sage words of Drayton, her tea sommelier, amateur-sleuth Theodosia launches her own shadow investigation. And quickly discovers that suspects abound with the dead girl’s boyfriend, nefarious real estate developer, private-security man, bumbling reporter, and her own neighbor who is writing a true-crime book and searching for a big ending.

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover

Tis the season…
To be sleuthing.
It’s holiday time at the Roastery on 33rd, and owner Margaret Hayward has decreed that there shall be no more sleuthing by her staff in the New Year.

But like cream on a rich cappuccino, the New Hampshire snowfall hides many surprises and when a missing person case comes to her attention, barista, philosopher, and amateur sleuth, Paige Palmer, is drawn to the mystery like a moth to a flame.

Margaret and Paige’s significant other, aspiring writer and blogger extraordinaire, Rohan Chowdhury, become ensnared in a playful bet that soon turns bitter, and it’s clear that everyone needs a break.

They all go on retreat to a lodge on the Merrimack River that seems untethered in time. It’s a place where the yuletide is perpetual, and the worn walls of timber percolate with whispers of conspiracy, which suits Paige’s purpose – finding a missing patriarch – perfectly.

With tensions high and macchiatos warm, every passing hour seems to make a Christmas miracle evermore unlikely.

Will the coffeehouse sleuths solve the mystery and rekindle the holiday spirit?
Find out in this deliciously caffeinated Cozy Mystery! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle