New Releases For The Week Of November 6th, 2022–Part 1

Art, murder, and a secret dating back centuries collide in Cordy Abbott’s delightful cozy mystery series debut, perfect for fans of Jane K. Cleland.

Roberto Fratelli, proprietor of the antiques store Waited4You, is the meanest man in Marthasville, Virginia. So when he puts the business up for sale, the other merchants in town are overjoyed. And now the business has a prospective buyer: local resident and the newly elected mayor’s mom, Camille Benson, who’s thrilled at the prospect of getting into the antiques business. During a celebration in honor of Camille’s new venture, her best friend, Opal, tells her about finding a letter, purportedly from Sally Fairfax to George Washington, dated 1756, hidden under a chair in the shop. When they return to retrieve the cache, they find Roberto’s lifeless body on the floor and no letter.
Police question Ella Coleman, Roberto’s ex-wife, and discover that her current husband supplied Roberto with oh-so-faux Victorian furniture. Did the two cheat the wrong customer? Or could the murder be connected to an earlier theft of rare books from the shop—a theft Roberto never reported?
As Camille prepares to confront these questions and investigate the murder, she knows she might become the latest knock-off. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook


When her mother is assaulted, Sheriff Kate Fox is determined to unmask the mysterious attacker—but the dark family secrets she discovers might be the death of her…

When a stranger breaks into Kate’s mother’s studio and is killed in self defense, Kate takes the investigation into her own hands.

The attack feels personal, especially when her mother is clearly hiding something.

And then Kate discovers a secret cell phone hidden in the studio…with only one number in the call log.

Enlisting her sister’s help to track the number, Kate embarks on a dangerous journey through her mother’s secret past, where she can no longer trust anything she knows about the woman who raised her.

Now Kate must hurry to track down her mother’s attacker, before the secrets she’s buried for decades throw their entire family in grave danger…


Praise for Shannon Baker:

“…terrific series…” —Catriona McPherson, multi-award-winning author of A Gingerbread House

“…Baker knocks the wind out of you…” —Carolyn Ridder Aspenson, USA Today bestselling author of Damaging Secrets

“Shannon Baker gets better with every book.” —Amazon Charts bestselling author Jess Lourey (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook

Mystery with characters I could be friends with!”
Perfect for fans of heartwarming mysteries
Stella O’Neil can hardly believe her luck…her favorite romance writer is moving to town and wants Stella to be her agent! Stella’s fantasy of becoming bff’s and getting to read advance copies is cut brutally short when Alicia BeeWater is murdered before she can even move in to her new home. Suspects abound in this all new edition to the Flamingo Realty series.

The police focus on Alicia’s stalker, who is the author’s #1 fan, Stella isn’t so sure. Then she covers some clues that send her down a different path… is it the truth or a trap?

No graphic violence, sex, or strong language. Other books in the series:
Mind Your Manors
A Dead Market
Home Strange Home
Duplex Double Trouble
Mid-Century Modern Murder
With Killer Views
The Last Resort
Beach Front Hunt
Selling Sabotage
Final Walk Through
The Escrow Escape
and its linked series, staring with Cherry Pie or Die, the Bakerstreet cozy mysteries. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback


‘Just the thing to chase the blues away’ M. C. Beaton

Following the butler’s death and the cook’s retirement, the ever-gullible Lady Lavinia replaces them with a power couple who are determined to thrust the crumbling estate into the 21st century. The Dowager Countess reluctantly agrees to hold a big-ticket Christmas gala and silent auction with a mystery celebrity flying in from Monaco as the guest of honour.

Needless to say the newcomers’ make a few enemies in their quest to change the status quo and when one body is discovered in the Victorian stumpery and a second, in the ha-ha, it seems that their high-flying past is catching up with them.

Meanwhile, Kat is dealing with the theft of a valuable doll that had been earmarked for the auction. When it turns out that all the ticket money has vanished and there never was a celebrity guest, it’s up to Kat to save the day and bring the cold-blooded killer to justice.

Praise for Hannah Dennison:

‘The perfect classic English village mystery but with the addition of charm, wit and a thoroughly modern touch’ Rhys Bowen

Downton Abbey was yesterday. Murder at Honeychurch Hall lifts the lid on today’s grand country estate in all its tarnished, scheming, inbred, deranged glory’ Catriona McPherson

‘Will delight fans and new readers alike’ People’s Friend

‘A fun read’ Carola Dunn

‘Sparkles like a glass of Devon cider on a summer afternoon’ Elizabeth Duncan

Editions Available: Kindle

Nurse Kate Palmer is Cornwall’s answer to Miss Marple! But when a body turns up in her own garden can Kate solve the crime? Or is the murder a bit too close to home?

Kate Palmer is stunned when she wakes up one morning to discover the body of a man in the beautiful garden of Lavender Cottage. She’s spent the last few years renovating her cozy, clifftop cottage with its gorgeous views of the sparkling Cornish sea. And a death right under her nose is more than a little unsettling…

When Woody Forrest, Kate’s new husband and the village’s retired detective inspector, takes a closer look he realises the victim is none other than Frank Ford – Woody’s old nemesis. Now, Frank is lying dead amongst the daisies… strangled with Woody’s blue police tie.

Kate is certain the man she loves is not a murderer and is determined to prove his innocence. But who would want to kill Frank and frame Woody? As Kate investigates, Frank’s family seem to be the obvious suspects. Could it be Jason Ford, the youngest son, who has an odd obsession with birdwatching? Sid Kinsella, the angry father-in-law? Or Sharon Mason, the troublesome daughter?

When another member of the Ford family bites the dust while Woody is tending his allotment, it’s clear the killer is determined to bury Woody’s reputation. But when a chance conversation on Bluebell Road provides Kate with a clue, she must find a woman named Rose, who could hold the answers Kate is looking for.

But Kate needs to dig up the truth – and fast! – before poor Woody is thrown behind bars. Can she solve the case and save her husband before it’s too late?

If you love murder mysteries with a brilliant cast of characters, twisty plots and plenty of red herrings, A Body at Lavender Cottage will have you hooked until the very last page! Perfect for fans of Agatha Christie, Faith Martin and Joy Ellis.

What readers are saying about the Kate Palmer mysteries:

Addictive… fabulous Cornish-set cosy mystery series… brilliantly plotted… full of clever twists and turns and surprises that keep readers guessing… a terrific British cosy mystery I read in a single sitting… top-notch British mystery!’ Bookish Jottings, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Delightful cosy mystery… I read it in one sitting when I went to bed… and didn’t stop until I finished it just after 1am… perfect for fans of cosy reads and Agatha Christie.’ Confessions of a Bookaholic, ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Fantastic… awesome twists and turns… so captivating that you are sure to quickly flip page after page. This “curl up on the sofa” mystery will keep your attention and reading quickly, unable to stop until you get to the end. As you flip the last page you are completely stunned as the culprit is revealed… charming mystery is so entertaining.’ Page Turners, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Like putting on a pair of comfy slippers and curling up in the chair for a cozy night in front of the fire… intense and rich in atmosphere… it moves along at a cracking pace… excellent… plenty of twists and turns in this plot, with loads of red herrings planted along the way.’ Fiction Books, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

A superb cosy mystery… it’s simply the perfect book to escape from the troubles of the world and inhabit someone else’s even for a few hours… a fun, fast-paced, easy read.’ Readers Retreat, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The plot really sucked me in… enjoyed curling up on the sofa and getting dragged into this cosy mystery. I was so absorbed I read it in one sitting… An intriguing and compelling cosy mystery that is perfect for Agatha Christie fans.’ Bookworm 86, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Winter has blanketed Frostfall Island and while most of the tourists are long gone, there is still plenty of activity. A hockey tournament brings a large group of ice enthusiasts to Frostfall. Anna and the gang are looking forward to the diversion. Aside from adding a bit of chaos to an otherwise sleepy, snow-covered island, the event stirs up controversy and brings to light old family grievances. When Simon Snowstone, the richest man on the island, is found dead in his home, Anna soon finds herself snow deep in a murder case. Now she must untangle a family history to find out who killed the family patriarch.

Book 3 of the Frostfall Island Cozy Mystery series

Other books in the series:
1. Murder at North Pond
2. Death by Rocky Road
3. Ice Cold Killer
4. Bakery Bump Off

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Being one of the few chosen to accompany Professor Byron Willoughby to examine the recently discovered Mayan ruins was a huge honor. He told us to wait for him to arrive when his flight was delayed. He told us never to go into the ruins at night. He probably said a lot of other helpful stuff I should’ve listened to.

But, I couldn’t wait. I had to see the Mayans calendar by night.

Big mistake.

I fell back in time. And one of the students is murdered.

Like that is not enough, I am the main suspect.

And now I must find a way to get back and clear my name. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Firefighter Larry Holmes needs some time away. Out of other options, he agrees to take his cousin’s place at a crime fiction convention. Larry doesn’t like mystery novels, but he can enjoy the host resort’s amenities and stay out of the way. That plan goes out the window, however, when he arrives at the venue with the convention’s organizer, Selena Watt, and the close-knit Crime Club decides that with Holmes and Watt present, the game must be afoot.

The convention concludes with a staged murder mystery weekend at stately Rafferty House. Neglected for decades, the Victorian-era summer home built on an island in Georgian Bay has been restored and upgraded… mostly. At first, everything goes according to script. Then, shots are fired, people get hurt, and Larry suddenly finds himself in the middle of a real-life murder mystery.

Only a few people on the island could have done it. The police can’t come soon enough and the Crime Clubbers are itching to practice their sleuthing skills, taking Larry along for the ride. But with a serving staff paid to lie and unexpected guests with unclear motives, who can be trusted?

Only Rafferty House knows-and it is not happy. (Amazon)

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Lady Georgiana Rannoch and her dashing husband, Darcy, are awaiting a bundle of joy, but an unexpected trip to Paris will thrust them straight into a tangled web of international intrigue in this all-new mystery in the New York Times bestselling Royal Spyness series from Rhys Bowen.

What a delight it is to finally be able to enjoy a simple meal again! I have been in the throes of morning sickness for the last few months as Darcy and I prepare to welcome a brand-new addition to our little family. Now that I am feeling better, I have realized I am dreadfully bored! It seems that all my nearest and dearest are off leading their own busy lives while I sit at home and attempt to train our two adorably naughty puppies. Fun as it may be, it is hard not to long for a little adventure, a change of pace, before my true confinement begins when the baby comes.

Happily, it seems that Darcy has read my mind. When I receive a letter from my glamorous best friend, Belinda, Darcy suggests we take a trip to Paris to visit her. It seems he also has a spot of business of which to take care, so I will be staying in Belinda’s flat as she works feverishly on Coco Chanel’s fall collection. I happen to know Coco from a disastrous encounter in Nice years ago, and I am hoping this visit will go much more smoothly. But I soon learn that nothing about my time in Paris is going to be simple . . . or safe for that matter.

Darcy has asked me to take on a small chore as a part of his latest assignment. I am to covertly retrieve something from an attendee of Coco’s show. It seems easy enough, but I discover that this little errand could have terrifying consequences for a world on the brink of war. When things go horribly wrong, I am left to find a killer all while trying to fend off a French policeman who is certain that I am a criminal mastermind. But I have no plans to deliver my darling little one in a prison cell, and so I will muster every ounce of my courage to save the day . . . and, quite possibly, the world! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook

A short story and prelude to Tastes Like Murder, the first book in the Cookies & Chance series!

Ten years before Sally Muccio became the owner of a a novelty cookie shop in Western New York, she had other things on her mind…namely, the senior prom. With a lovely pink gown, the enchanting fortune theme and handsome beau Mike Donovan by her side, Sal’s got all the necessary ingredients for a perfect evening.

How did everything manage to go so wrong? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle