New Releases For The Week Of October 9th, 2022–Part 3

It’s Christmas time, and The Queen of Cozy Mountain Bed and Breakfast has deep snow, lush decorations, holiday music, and every kind of cookie Santa Claus could want.

Ghost-free for the first time in decades, the Victorian mansion Emma Prescott inherited just feels better, and so does she. Settled in with her true love, Collis, and getting stronger every day, Emma counts on her best friends, Abby, and Georgie, to help make the B&B a success. When her ex shows up to help welcome their first grandchild, Emma is determined not to let him (or his mother) ruin her holiday.

Georgie Shreckengost seems to have it all: millions of dollars, a successful business, good friends, and lots of projects (and people to boss around). What he doesn’t have is a proposal from his devoted boyfriend, Virgil, and it’s beginning to look like that’s due to the meddling of his former (formerly alive, that is) Nanny. As dearly as he loved his precious Nanny, Georgie begins to think it’s time for her (and him) to move on.

Abby Macintosh is attempting to manage the B&B even though Emma and Georgie, in their sincere attempts to help, often make Abby’s job harder to do. When a guest mysteriously disappears, it will take all her friends and staff to help Abby figure out what happened.

It’s Christmas in Cozy Mountain, where the pristine snow covering this busy resort town might also be hiding a murder. (Amazon)

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Normally, Sunni would balk at a mundane news story like the 250th anniversary of a hotel, but she’s excited to cover the event. Firefly Junction’s Thornbridge Hotel is not just any historical old relic. It is home to Thomas McRooney, a ghost who knew Edward Beckett when he was a tall, handsome Englishman riding around town on his steed. Sunni hopes to contact the otherwise elusive ghost and hear stories about Edward and the woman he loved.

When the hotel’s ornery chef dies under suspicious circumstances, the celebration is cut short. Sunni once again finds herself wrapped up in a murder case. Or was it just a tragic accident? The hotel’s oldest inhabitant believes there was foul play. But how does one use the eyewitness account of a man who’s been dead for nearly two hundred years?

Book 15 of the Firefly Junction Cozy Mystery series

More in the series:
1. Death in the Park
2. Killer Bridal Party
3. Murder at the Inn
4. A Humbug Holiday
5. Calamity at the Carnival
6. Double Trouble
7. Havoc at Wildwood Manor
8. Fatal Feud
9. Trick or Trouble
10. A Crafty Killing
11. Death at the Museum
12. Murder at the Pumpkin Patch
13. Founders’ Day Fiasco
14. Heat Wave Homicide
15. Terror at Thornbridge Hotel
16. Chocolate Festival Felony (Amazon)

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I always knew I’d inherit Covett House. But the timing couldn’t be worse.

My divorce is still fresh. I’m not even forty. Quite. The last thing I need is pressure to step right into the life Nanna made for herself in Crescent Bay. What do I need with an 1888 Victorian mansion in a tiny northern California coastal town? I live by myself now.

But I’m not alone here. There are those half-heard whispers in the night, the reappearance of Nanna’s lost cat…and then there’s the murder.

Cherise Tillson died on the floor of the Museum of the Odd and Wondrous, the most eccentric piece of my inheritance, the day after I got to town. But why did she have my name on her person? And what was she doing in the museum at night?

To clear my name – and my way out of this small town – I need answers.

Nanna’s secrets are more than I bargained for when the cat’s antics reveal an old, ornate key. The key to a hidden garden in the woods behind Covett House, where pale blooms glow under the waxing moon. Where the creatures are strangely attentive. And a dryad waits to give me a piece of her mind.

The moon garden threatens what little is left of the life I knew.

But discovering midlife magic has made me bold. Or maybe that’s all the strong coffee I’m currently running on.

Either way, I’ll make a better life with this second chance.

Welcome to the Moon Garden Mysteries paranormal cozy mystery series, a magical blend of paranormal women’s fiction and cozy mystery for those who believe forty marks a new beginning, cats can talk (and you’d better listen), and when you’re guarding a fae portal, chocolate is a girl’s best friend. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

After solving the first murder to occur in her small town in over fifty years, all amateur sleuth and café owner, Shawna Taylor, wanted to do was help her recipe club prepare for Bisbee, Arizona’s chocolate extravaganza. But, as fate would have it, after a round of taste-testing heavenly desserts, one club member drops dead.

The police believe Shawna’s friend, Jessica, was the one who had offered the town’s most hated woman a decadent chocolate topping laced with poison. Shawna refuses to believe the sweet dress shop owner would kill anyone and enlists the help of her most daring friends, an adventurous fashion diva and zany yoga instructor. Together, they must uncover the real murderer. Could it have been the act of a jealous wife? An elderly woman protecting her cats? A kindergarten teacher seeking retribution? A chef’s payback for theft? Or a hippie artist’s idea of revenge?

The trio faces danger at every turn in their search for the truth. The handsome local detective warns Shawna off, but she’s not about to see her friend locked behind bars. If they aren’t careful, the chocolate desserts planned for the extravaganza will be offered at her funeral.

Includes recipe!
P.S. Formerly called Sunset Peak in Cooking up Murder, the real name of the town is Bisbee, which I now use. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

An Annie Archer Paranormal Mystery

Annie Archer is invited to attend the town’s grand opening of the new flower shop. She finds the invitation most intriguing. However, when she and Sheriff Adam Parker arrive at the store, Annie spots vases of flowers that could be most toxic when consumed in powdered form. The owner of the new flower shop wants to give a box of truffles to the mayor for his attendance at the opening. Unfortunately, Annie suspects the truffles are laced with poison.

Will Annie manage to use her suggestive powers to prevent the mayor from consuming any of the truffles? Could the store owner be a “bad witch”?

The Case of the Deadly Truffles is the first story in the Annie Archer Paranormal Mysteries. (Amazon)

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Brynn and Bernie just helped a ghostly family reunite, but there’s no time to celebrate. Fresh on the heels of the last mystery, they still need to deal with what they found in the garage of the property Brynn’s working on. They only have snippets of information, and they’re missing the most important piece of the puzzle.

When someone they love falls prey to a curse, they have no choice but to throw caution to the wind, and dive head first into a new adventure.

Will they be able to figure out how pacify the Ghoul in the Garage? Find out as this thrilling story continues! (Amazon)

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They wanted a peaceful vacation in a wintry location. But when Santa meets an untimely end, can these intrepid investigators save the season?

Chloe Carson is excited for her long-awaited family reunion. But as they gather in a snow-clad village to plan their aging mother’s dream of opening a restaurant, the old lady’s habit of spreading garden gnomes around town leads to a panicked pilgrimage. And the mayhem continues when their visit to the nutcracker museum reveals Kris Kringle has come to an unmerry demise.

With a ton of questions and no answers, Chloe and her cunning cocker spaniel furrow their brows while hunting for clues in the picture-postcard . But when the truth about the deceased jolly old elf comes to light, she discovers a line of suspects who all wanted to permanently stuff him into a giftbox.

Can Chloe wrap up a killer before someone else lands on a deadly naughty list?

Deck the Santa is the heartwarming first book in the Murder All the Way Christmas cozy mystery series. If you like colorful characters, pensive pooches, and tinsel-covered fun, then you’ll love Sue Hollowell’s holiday whodunit.

Buy Deck the Santa to jingle the culprit’s bells today! (Amazon)

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Lady Pemberton has a rare flower that people would kill for.
And if they had the flower, it would make them rich beyond their wildest dreams.
But that’s not the only reason people want to kill her.
If you’re one of them, you’ll probably have to stand in line and take a number.

When Dani’s contacted by Lady Ellen Pemberton to cater a dinner the night before the Dahlia Show she’s hosting in the village of Tintagal in North Cornwall, England, she’s completely put off by the woman’s imperious attitude. Dani finally agrees to do it only because her young niece, Anna, is completely enthralled by the legend of King Arthur, and the dinner is taking place very near King Arthur’s castle.

When she and Arthur, her sous-chef, who also owns an international private investigation firm, arrive in the small village where the dinner is to held, she finds out the woman is far worse than she’d imagined. Arthur regrets talking Dani into accepting the job, then he does a little investigating, and discovers that Lady Pemberton’s death is high on the priority list of a lot of people.

Fortunately, Giles, the son of one of the dahlia judges, is a Los Angeles Police Department homicide detective who has flown to England to make sure his mother won’t be collateral damage if there is an incident at the dinner. Along with Arthur and Matt, Arthur’s right-hand man, they team up, hoping to keep the dinner drama free.

But that may be more difficult than they think, because Lady Pemberton carries drama with her wherever she goes, often of her own making.

Join Dani, Arthur, Matt, and Giles, as they combine their efforts to keep Lady Pemberton alive, even though privately each of them thinks the village may be far better off if she’s dead.

This is the 9th book in the Chef Dani Rosetti Cozy Mystery Series by a USA Today Bestselling Author. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Lilly Carlsen hates the idea of anyone spending Thanksgiving alone, so she invites four near-strangers to the feast. But if she’d known two of her guests would later wind up murdered, she would have eaten dinner by herself with all the shades pulled down.

And if she had dreamed she would become a suspect after finding the first body, she might have skipped Thanksgiving altogether.

When the first murder occurs, it’s Lilly who finds the body, and the suspicions of the officer in charge of the case fall squarely on her shoulders. And just when she thinks things can’t get any worse, there’s another murder, this one much closer to home.

Lilly’s got a lot on her plate.

There’s plenty of motive to go around this Thanksgiving, and if Lilly can’t clear her name and figure out who’s responsible for the murders, she risks spending the holidays behind bars … or worse. (Amazon)

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When the local D.J. turns up dead — stabbed, then smashed to death by a video — Savvy tries to keep her nose out of this investigation. Yet, when an unknown entity haunts all of Savvy’s friends — the Knit Witches dance like an Egyptian, she receives a boombox serenade from the wrong brother, and the rain turns purple — she knows she must jump in before things get truly gnarly.

To make matters worse, a vampire throws rocks at Spooky. Nobody should come between a witch and her cat, especially not the undead. Savvy’s well on her way to solving the murder when the corpse up and disappears.

Will Savvy survive the season? Or will Halloween in Wickerton Hollow do her in? (Amazon)

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The Stitchin’ Post yarn shop is central gossip in all of Linden Falls. Well, at least the Linden Falls Knitters like to keep everyone aware of all the comings and goings of the quaint Vermont town.
There’s no doubt the old King Building being renovated for a new artesian center is going to bring more business to the small town.
Or so you’d think.
Things take a turn when the new center starts to hurt the local small business owner’s bottom line, making several suspects after a vocal local turns up dead.
No amount of wishes on the Wishing Tree is going to bring him back to life, but finding the killer will bring life back to the town.
When the Linden Falls Knitters’ gossip turns up some real clues that unravel more clues as they put their crafty skills to work as they work together to figure out who thought they were knitting together the perfect murder.

The Wishing Tree Series


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Book 1: The Wishing Tree – perma-FREE prologue book

Book 2: I Wish… by Amanda Prowse

Book 3: Wish You Were Here by Kay Bratt

Book 4: Wish Again by Tammy L. Grace

Book 5: Workout Wishes & Valentine Kisses by Barbara Hinske

Book 6: A Parade of Wishes by Camille Di Maio

Book 7: Careful What You Wish by Ashley Farley

Book 8: Gone Wishing by Jessie Newton

Book 9: Wishful Thinking by Kay Bratt

Book 10: Overdue Wishes by Tammy L. Grace

Book 11: A Whole Heap of Wishes by Amanda Prowse

Book 12: Wishes of Home by Barbara Hinske

Book 13: Wishful Witness by Tonya Kappes (Amazon)

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Ahh, there’s nothing like a spring wedding. Angie and Charles plan to keep things intimate with a backyard bash, but when a new friend shows up with a giant filming crew, it becomes clear their special day will be broadcast for all fans of low-budget reality TV to see.
Okay, so it’s a little chaotic, but still! Everyone is thrilled that their favorite lovebirds are finally tying the knot… Well, everyone except Charles’s two mischief-making Sphynx cats, who make it their mission to ruin the day, no matter what it takes. (Amazon)

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