New Releases For The Week Of October 16th, 2022–Part 3

From USA Today bestselling author Leslie Langtry comes a hilarious mystery that will leave you laughing ’til you cry…

It’s been years since ex-CIA agent Merry Wrath was undercover with Carlos the Armadillo in Colombia. So why is Teo the Tapir suddenly in Who’s There, Iowa looking for her? Merry and Teo were not on the best terms back then, especially after he attempted to blow her up. Is he in town to get revenge, or is he telling the truth about wanting to retire and let bygones be bygones?

It’s a question that becomes much more important when a mutual colleague is murdered in Merry’s garage. Suddenly Merry wonders if Teo did it to frame her. As usual, this isn’t a great time for a dead body, since Merry is having trouble teaching her troop to use drones responsibly, her twin taxidermist sisters-in-law are trying to keep Merry from spilling their big secret, there are rumbles of a sexist schism in the teenage Cult of NicoDerm and there’s an issue involving fifty-one hamsters that needs to be resolved—like now!

Can Merry keep it together long enough to discover the truth about Teo? Or are some memories too deadly to hold onto?

What critics are saying about Leslie Langtry’s books:

“I laughed so hard I cried on multiple occasions! Girl Scouts, the CIA, and the Yakuza… what could possibly go wrong?”
~ Fresh Fiction

“Darkly funny and wildly over the top, this mystery answers the burning question, ‘Do assassin skills and Girl Scout merit badges mix…?'”
RT BOOKreviews

“Mixing a deadly sense of humor and plenty of sexy sizzle, Leslie Langtry creates a brilliantly original, laughter-rich mix of contemporary romance and suspense.”
Chicago Tribune

“Langtry gets the fun started from page one.”
Publisher’s Weekly

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Forty, foxy, and fond of forensics.

“Go to a horror movie screening inside the house they filmed it in,” they said. “It’ll be fun,” they said.
Nowhere did I sign up for a real murder.

Murder in the Chainsaw
 is the second book in Firedrake Investigations, a midlife P.I. cozy mystery series set in the heart of Texas. Each novel is a clean, snarky mystery, centered around murder, with a sprinkle of romance.

This series is a tie-in to our Hill Country Mysteries series, where you’ll discover Kyrah’s secret: A Fresh Brew (Book 1(Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Cinnamon, pumpkin spice, and hints of something really rank.

Fall Haven loves a good festival, especially when it’s fall themed! The Sleepy Haven Farm is going all out this year, with a you-pick-it pumpkin patch, a haunted farm and corn maze, and loads of spooky activities all week long.

Leigh Hill and Paloma Finch will be splitting time between their Wicked Wick candle shop on the Fall Haven town square and spending evenings out at the farm selling hot tea and cider. When they offer to help out with some of the haunted activities, they are confronted with something far scarier than vampire jump-scares and fake blood splattered everywhere: a real dead body.

Leigh and Paloma follow their noses and sniff out clues – even when they are super stinky – in this fourth installment of the Wicked Wick Mysteries series. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Death at Francis Court Now Confirmed as Murder!

Speculation is rife that the victim, estate manager Alex Sterling (44), was found by Lady Beatrice (35), the Countess of Rossex, niece of King James. Lady Beatrice, who has finally come out of hiding following her son’s departure to boarding school, has been managing the project to refurbish and redesign the Events Suite at Francis Court, alongside Perry Juke.

Heading up the murder investigation is Detective Chief Inspector Richard Fitzwilliam. Rumour has it that he and Lady Beatrice have a fractious history…

Awful man! How dare Fitzwilliam suggest Lady Beatrice’s sister is the number one suspect for Alex’s murder. It could be any one of the staff who were on-site that morning. Well, she’ll show Mr High and Mighty Fitzwilliam! With her attention to detail, her clever dog Daisy, Perry’s imagination, and his partner’s contacts at Fenshire CID, they’ll find the murderer before him. And then they’ll see who’ll look like a fool. Because it won’t be Lady Beatrice, will it?

A cozy British Whodunnit with a hint of humour from new author Helen Golden. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Kitty Underhay is drowning… in murder.

Kitty Underhay hopes for plain sailing as she caters a 21st birthday party for the Chief Constable’s daughter aboard a luxury paddle steamer. So her heart sinks when she learns that the man her fiancé Matthew has been tailing on orders from Whitehall, Gunther Freiburg, is aboard. And she’s even more horrified when she steps below deck to discover Gunther, dead in the engine room. One of the Chief Constable’s party must be responsible for his demise, but who, and why?

And the evening is on course for further disaster. As the lights go out around the candlelit cake, a terrible scream rings out over the merry hubbub. A priceless diamond necklace has been snatched from around the birthday girl’s neck… Something fishy is going on, but is this the work of the same sailing assassin, or is it a red herring?

With the local inspector in deep water having to investigate his own boss, Kitty and Matt dive in to help. But when Kitty’s eavesdropping puts her in mortal danger, will everything turn out shipshape, or will it be her turn to go swimming with the fishes…?

A totally cozy, absolutely gripping historical murder mystery! The perfect read for fans of Agatha Christie, T.E. Kinsey and Lee Strauss.

Readers love the Miss Underhay mysteries:

Five stars are not enough.’ Netgalley reviewer, 5 stars

‘This was excellent and I read it in one sitting, a page-turner I couldn’t put down.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘Fast, fun and utterly unputdownable… perfect for fans of Agatha Christie.’ Robin Loves Reading

What can I say? I loved it.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Excellent cosy mystery! The story was gripping… I loved the character development with the little hint of romance and cannot wait for the next book.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘I love this series… The murder mystery itself was engrossing… It kept me guessing right until the final scene.’ Roberta Reads5 stars

‘I felt right at home the moment I started reading… It was a joy.’ Goodreads reviewer

This murder mystery is perfect… This story has it all. An absolute page-turner with characters to care about.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

My favourite cosy mystery series.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘A page-turner that will keep you guessing.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘Do yourself a favour, cozy up with a blanket, a cup of something warm and dig into this cozy mystery.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘Great story with a perfect mixture of mystery, suspense, romance and family to make this a wonderful cozy mystery book.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘A wonderful book, I loved it.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook

Stanley Wentworth was no saint.

He’d had his fair share of trouble with the law. He’d upset his former partners in gangs across the Midlands. And he’d abandoned more than one woman in his time. But did he really deserve a cold and lonely death in the Country Park?

Charlie Jones, Annie McLeod and Rohan Banerjee are on the track of another murderer.An old friend is under suspicion once more. While a new friend has troubles of her own to contend with. And it looks like she’s about to lose her greatest ally.

Can the intrepid trio save their friends and find the true culprit?

Fans of Lisa Cutts, Frances Evesham or Midsomer Murders? Then the Coombesford Chronicles series will be right up your street. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

With her tropical island vacation drawing to the end, that’s about all that’s nearly over for Senna Marsh. She still has to figure out who is responsible for her benefactor’s death and how that connects to her witchy origins. Not to mention covering the latest story of the most ridiculous jewelry heist in the history of jewelry heists.

Between mastering the book of spells she’s inherited, trying to reform the bad habits of her familiar, and being accused of mad capers to prevent her newspaper’s demise, she’s barely had time to enjoy her summer fling with the sinfully hot sheriff.

She may need to think about extending her stay on Fade Island. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

A Pine Grove Mystery
When old man Dalton turns up dead, Pine Grove’s finest seem to think that Peter is responsible. The last time anyone saw Dalton was after Peter nearly ran him over with his car. Now it’s up to Peter, and Sam, to unravel this mess before he winds up behind bars for a murder he didn’t commit.

This is the second story in the Pine Grove Mysteries. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

When a witch changes lanes without signaling, the result is magical mayhem…

It’s not a date. At least, that’s what Skye O’Malley tells herself when A-list actor Max Sullivan invites her to their hometown’s annual harvest festival. He’s just grateful she helped him clear his name of murder charges, that’s all. It’s a friendly, platonic outing, as innocent as a batch of pumpkin chocolate-chunk muffins. 

Until they make a grisly discovery in the corn maze. A dead body. And not just any dead body — it’s the town’s mayor.

The last thing Skye needs is to get tangled up in another murder case, especially considering her unreliable psychic skills. But Max has such unwavering faith in her potential, she reluctantly consults her tea leaves. Which show her nothing but…good luck symbols?

Maybe it’s time to push her boundaries a little. However, consulting YouTube for spellcasting how-to videos probably wasn’t Skye’s best choice. Because not only does she now have a highly annoyed talking cat to deal with, a murderer has taken notice of her activities. And will stop at nothing to remind her she should have stayed in her own lane…. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle