New Releases For The Week OF September 4th, 2022–Part 4

Set sail for high stakes on the high seas!

Jill Cooksey is riding high. Determined to secure a vice presidency at her PR firm, she wants to land a big client—a new cruise line. But hours into the inaugural voyage of The Lady Luck, an investor is dead, and no one knows why. Jill is sailing into uncharted waters, and her hopes for promotion are sinking fast. With one passenger dead, a series of accidents threatens to torpedo the cruise line, not to mention Jill’s career. Can she discover the truth before the call to abandon ship?

Cruising Toward Death is the third Jill Cooksey cozy mystery. If you like head-scratching whodunits, crazy characters, and luscious locales, you’ll love Lesley St. James’s latest madcap mystery. Grab a copy and pull up a deck chair. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

When one of Julia Morgan’s customers drops dead in her smoothie shop right after drinking her latest concoction, her reputation and her business begin sinking simultaneously.

She quickly becomes the prime suspect in the man’s murder, and the handsome detective investigating the crime doesn’t believe her story.

With the help of a parrot who thinks he’s a pirate and her friends from the farmer’s market, Julia sets out to solve the crime and clear her name.

If you’re looking for a suspenseful and engaging read you won’t be able to put down, grab your copy of this cozy mystery today. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Scout Randall thought killing the master vampire threatening those she loved would make everybody safe. She was wrong.
One dying utterance changed everything.
Yolanda Stratton haunts Hawthorne Hollow like an oily shadow of death. Gunner, the son she tried to kill, tries to pretend that he doesn’t care that she might have answers. He’s not fooling anybody. Graham, the husband who wishes he would’ve killed her twenty years before, is resigned to the games she will play. And Scout? She’s ready to face off with the face of abject evil, even if it comes at a cost.
Just who will be paying that price, however?
Yolanda won’t explain why the lone zombie that appeared behind the Rusty Cauldron boasted the same symbol she had branded into her shoulder years before. She won’t explain why the past is playing so heavily into the present. She definitely won’t explain why the new witch in town is after Scout…and isn’t afraid to play dirty to end her life.
Scout is a witch with a plan but outthinking an enemy she doesn’t understand could be the end of her.
There’s a whisper on the wind…and it speaks of death. Who will fall? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook

From a USA Today bestseller and an exciting new author!

Want to know a secret? Cats are magical. And they solve murders…

My name is Snugglewumps McGee and for the past five years I’ve been keeping my cat magic under wraps. Why go out of my way to solve crimes when there are tummy scratches and warm laps to enjoy?

At least, that’s what I think until our local medium, a pretentious tabby cat with a penchant for coughing up truth balls, arrives with troubling news.

Magical doom is on the horizon for our small town, and my human, the purveyor of food and cuddles, will be caught in the cross-fur.

So, I guess it’s time for my first magic trick. Convincing a human that she’s not hallucinating when I start talking.

And that she’s got to help a grumpy cat solve the crime of the century before it takes place.Can Snugglewumps and the gang solve the mystery and save the town before it’s too late? Grab your copy of the first in this magical kitty cozy mystery today and find out. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

A ghastly car accident. But what did the pathetic-looking dog have to do with it?

Indulging in foodilicious pleasures can have side effects.

Sherlock and Watty are twice their old weights. While they wage a battle to regain their former agility, the feline detective (who takes inspiration from the gaunt resident of 221b Baker Street) and his foundling brother must solve a decades old mystery rooted in injustice and backstabbing.

“The Case of the Crooked Terrier” is sure to entertain and tickle your funny bone.

Read the second tale featurning the sleuthing cats today! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

A conference of crime-loving readers. A shocking discovery of a corpse. Can a sleuth and her charming four-legged sidekicks uncover the fatal twist?

Torquay, Southwest England. Leta Parker can’t wait to reconnect with her boyfriend. After a year of long-distance, she couldn’t be happier to join him at a literary crime festival. But on the event’s second night, she gets embroiled in a real-life murder mystery when a dead body is found…

With a cloud of accusation hovering over Leta’s best friend, not even she and her talking furry companions can untangle the confusing web of complex clues. Add a flirty and fiery redhead all over her boyfriend, and this super-smart snoop’s nerves are bubbling to a boiling point.

Can Leta and the Little Old Ladies’ Detective Agency expose the killer before another deadly page is turned?

Pets, Pens & Murder is the thrilling seventh book in the Dickens & Christie cozy mystery series. If you like classic amateur detective stories, delightfully well-educated characters, and a good dose of a stiff British upper lip, then you’ll love Kathy Manos Penn’s seaside whodunnit.

Buy Pets, Pens & Murder to close the cover on the culprit today! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

An open book…
Is not always what it seems.
As the aroma of coffee hangs thick in the air, fact and fiction collide in the sleepy town of Dunforth, New Hampshire. When a bestselling author is arrested during a book reading at the Roastery on 33rd, the case seems open-and-shut.

He immediately claims that he was the one who killed the woman that was found in the tall grass, clutching a bouquet of snapdragons as the White Mountains loomed all around.

But philosopher-turned-amateur-sleuth-and-barista, Paige Palmer, is skeptical. Years of study taught her to always question a conclusion that seems too forgone to be true… and a decade of reading the author’s novels alert her to the fact that something deeper has to be afoot.

Teaming up with her reluctant boss, and her boyfriend-in-waiting, Rohan, Paige is determined to discover what actually happened to the victim, and to find her killer.

With a paperback in one hand and a fresh brew in another, it seems a race against time to unravel an ending most bitter. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

A haunted Scottish castle. A nosy American novelist. When Charlene asks too many questions, will she become the latest ghost?

Combining a vacation with research for her next novel, Charlene Montgomery spends her honeymoon at a castle in the Scottish moors. After becoming aware of stories of ghosts wandering the halls, she begins to ask questions that someone doesn’t want answered.

Is the haunting a case of locals trying to draw in tourists, or is it a cover for something much more nefarious? Charlene is up against the townspeople, law enforcement and a much wider conspiracy. All she has on her side is a new husband, a sharp mind and a determination to find the truth.

Keep the lights on and ignore the wailing of the dead as you join Charlene in Moors The Pity, a cozy mystery short story. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle