New Releases For The Week Of September 25th, 2022–Part 3

It’s time for a homespun holiday—until a crafty culprit weaves murder into the festivities. . .

Slay bells ring when the body of Arborville High School’s beloved art teacher (and annual Christmas card designer), Karma Karling, is discovered on the first day of the Holiday Craft Fair . . .
 
Now, Pamela Paterson and the Knit and Nibble crew must swap swatching for sleuthing in order to put a Christmas killer on ice.

Previously published in Christmas Card Murder (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Previously published in Christmas Cocoa Murder
 
Someone is dreaming of a calm and cozy Christmas, but a killer has different plans for the holidays . . .

Siobhán O’Sullivan’s hopes for a quiet Irish Christmas are dashed when the local Santa turns up dead in a carnival dunk tank of hot cocoa. Now instead of hunting down holiday gifts, Siobhán is pursuing a heartless killer . . .
 
It seems the dead Santa was no angel either, stealing neighborhood dogs to guide his sleigh. But was it his holiday antics—or worse—that led to his death by chocolate? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Previously published in Yule Log Murder

Christmases in coastal Maine can seem picture perfect—until murder ruins the scenery . . .

Hayley Powell’s holidays aren’t off to a very merry start. Not only has her daughter brought Conner—an infuriatingly perfect new beau—home to Bar Harbor, but a local troublemaker has been found dead with traces of her signature Yule log cake on his body. As Conner becomes the prime murder suspect, Hayley must put aside her mixed feelings to identify the real killjoy. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Stocking stuffers like handknit scarves make the coziest of Christmas gifts—unless they’re used as accessories for murder!

CHRISTMAS SCARF MURDER by CARLENE O’CONNOR
When grinchy thefts steal the good cheer at a local nursing home, Siobhan O’Sullivan manages to identify one missing item before Kilbane, Ireland’s Christmas tractor parade—a hideous shamrock scarf wrapped around a very dead body. Now, with her holiday farmhouse bash approaching, Siobhan must dash to stop a deadly Secret Santa from gifting another unwanted surprise.

SCARFED DOWN by MADDIE DAY
It’s beginning to taste a lot like Christmas at Pans ‘N Pancakes, as twelve days of menu specials dazzle hungry locals. But the festivities go cold the instant a diner dies while knitting a brilliant green scarf. With Aunt Adele tied into a murder investigation, it’s all on Robbie Jordan to find out who’s really been naughty or nice in South Lick, Indiana.
 
DEATH BY CHRISTMAS SCARF by PEGGY EHRHART
Suspects pile up faster than New Jersey snow when frosty-tempered Carys Walnutt is found strangled by a handmade scarf auctioned at Arborville’s tree-lighting ceremony. Between a winning bidder hiding behind the alias “S. Claws” and a victim who deserved coal in her stocking, can Pamela Paterson and the crafty Knit and Nibble ladies freeze a killer’s merry murder plot? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook

Dorothy Howell returns to the Kensington Cozy Mystery program with the first in a new crafting cozy series focusing on the members of a Sewing Studio.

Abbey Chandler needs a new start and a place to escape, so Hideaway Grove, where she spent her childhood summers, seems like a perfect choice. Once there, she takes up a rewarding new hobby—but also gets tangled up in a hit-and-run homicide . . .

Abbey has barely arrived in the quaint, quiet town of Hideaway Grove before things turn from blissful to bloody—as the new librarian is mowed down by a car. The only witness on the scene isn’t much help, aside from handing Abbey the bag of books dropped by the victim. Even worse, the sheriff’s office seizes Abbey’s car because of a suspicious dent in the right front fender.
 
While she waits for the problem to be sorted out, Abbey is drawn into a charity sewing project—even though she can’t tell a bobbin from a seam ripper. Before she knows it, she’s graduating from pillowcase dresses to aprons, setting up a studio in a back room of her aunt’s bakery, and making plans to participate in the upcoming craft fair.
 
But through it all, she keeps looking for patterns and possible conflicts in the late librarian’s personal, professional, and romantic life. Then a shocking discovery sends her in a new direction, and as the truth begins to unspool, she’s got a notion about who’s guilty . . . (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook

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Things are going from gouda to bad to ugly for cheesemonger Willa Bauer in Gone for Gouda.

Yarrow Glen’s newest cheese shop, Curds & Whey, has a lot on its plate, but cheesemonger Willa Bauer relishes a challenge. There’s a float to build for the fall festival, plus the French-inspired cheese shop is playing host to celebrity vegan chef Phoebe Winston. But when photos surface that prove this vegan influencer is, in fact, a carnivore, things crumble faster than any cheese on the market: Phoebe is murdered. Willa’s employee, the affable Archie, was the last one to see Phoebe alive and the first person the police suspect. To clear his name Willa must uncover who’s been up to no gouda… (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook

Jessica Fletcher meets Tim Burton in this creative and witty cozy mystery series from Liz Ireland, filled with unconventional characters, year-round Christmas cheer, and a unique heroine who’s married to the real-life Santa Claus!

April Claus has grown to love her new North Pole home almost as much as she loves her husband, Nick—Santa himself. But even in Christmastown, the holidays can be murder…
 
April Claus is getting an early gift for her second Christmas in Santaland. Her dear friend, Claire, is visiting from Oregon, and April hopes to show off her adoptive country at its cozy, glittering best. But when the annual ice sculpture contest is derailed by a kamikaze drone-deer, it’s just the first in a series of un-festive events…
 
Drone-deer, created by inventor elf Blinky Brightlow, are none too popular with the genuine, flesh-and-hoof kind, who are currently on strike. With no reindeer games to keep them in shape, Nick worries they may get too chunky to pull his sleigh come Christmas. Now Blinky is missing, his girlfriend, Juniper, is under suspicion, and between rogue reindeer and conniving elves, all of Santaland seems to have gone sugarplum-crazy. Add a dash of murder to the mix, and suddenly April is battling not just to clear Juniper’s name, but to save herself from being put on ice—permanently… (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Have yourself a DEADLY little Christmas.
Celebrate the holidays with mistletoe, mayhem, and murder. Join your favorite authors as they cozy up by the fire with twelve festive short mysteries that feature treasured holiday traditions. Serve up a slice of fatal fruitcake and deck the halls with danger, because the holiday season has never been so much fun.

This original collection is available for a limited time only, so grab your copy today.

Includes:
A Pickle in a Pear Tree by Erin Scoggins
Mistletoe and Murder by Dianne Ascroft
O Deadly Night by Estelle Richards
Larceny and Gingerbread Lattes by Justine Maxwell
…and more! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Take a trip to Compass Cove, an enchanted town full of magic and mayhem…

Zora Wick isn’t sleeping well, and when a new string of magical murders starts happening across town her insomnia only gets worse. How can someone drown in a room without water? There’s new dark magic in town, and no one knows the answers.

To make matters more complicated the elusive family matriarch, Grandmother Liza, has turned up with a list of magical ingredients that need finding for an important ritual. The task already seems complicated and dangerous, and then Zora does some digging and comes to a conclusion: Liza is lying about something, but what?

There’s also a surprise new addition to the family coven, one that comes with teenage trouble and a classic adolescent temper. Zora’s about to find out that being the adult in the room isn’t as easy as it looks. There’s only one thing sassier than a talking cat, and that’s a teenage girl.

And as always there’s plenty more to keep her busy: rendezvousing with her criminally insane father, a treasure hunt chock full of mind-bending clues, and finding out how to deal with wild centaurs without being abducted and made into a bride.

Of course, there’s bakery to run too, but with shocking secrets waiting to be discovered it’s just a drop in the ocean. And just who the heck is Alonso Rhubarb anyway? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

A redecorated dream house.
A bottle of wine.
A dead designer.
But did the murderer kill the wrong person?

When the new owners arrive to meet the designer they hired in the small town they’ve just moved to for a “reveal” of what she’s done with the house, things don’t quite go as planned. Their initial excitement leads to horror when they find the body of their designer on the living room floor, clearly dead. And three glasses on the dining room table, one of which is now empty.

Sheriff Davis and Brigid encounter one false lead after another in their search for the murderer. Brigid begins to wonder if the killer got the right person. Then it becomes a search not only for the murderer, but a search to find out if someone else had been targeted, and if so, who?

This is the 21st book in the Cottonwood Springs Cozy Mystery Series by a USA Today Bestselling Author. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle


  

 

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