Releases For The Week November 13, 2022–Part 3

York, England: June 1940

While Jemma continues to search for her missing husband, the citizens of historic York are shocked by a series of vicious crimes at the city’s two museums.

A bungled break-in at the Yorkshire Museum is quickly followed by the brutal murder of Lance Richards, a sub-curator at the neighbouring Castle Museum.

The main suspect is Anthony Gill, a quiet and unprepossessing clerk. But Gill doesn’t have an alibi and is uncooperative with the police. His desperate lawyer hires Jemma and Bobbie from Smoke & Cracked Mirrors to prove his innocence.

Meanwhile, the two women are led a merry dance by Jodie, a famous and spirited actress, whose aristocrat husband wants evidence for a divorce.

As the nation waits nervously to hear the fate of their sons and brothers trapped at Dunkirk, a twisting series of events whisk Jemma and Bobbie through the glamourous world of the starlet, down corridors of dusty fossils and into terrifying danger.

Vengeful passions and a dark crime lie beneath the civilised veneer of those elders who preserve our history.

But if Anthony Gill didn’t murder Lance Richards, who did – and why? (Amazon)

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Victoria Sedgewick’s acceptance of a private case for a wealthy lady leads her into deeper danger than she ever imagined. But it isn’t only her own life at peril…

When her infant son is drawn into the dangerous game, Victoria enlists the help of Branwell Keats. Together, the pair must risk everything to win at all costs. (Amazon)

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Football is a whole other thing in the South, Midwestern transplant Jewel Mantelle discovers, and on Sophia Island, they love the Gators. Jewel would be fine with that if her friends only meant the University of Florida football team, but they also seem to love the critters skulking around in the ditches and creeks running through their tiny beach town. At her first ever football party she finds herself front and center for the spectacle of the eccentric Bell Jackson calling the gators behind his huge mansion—and it gives her the creeps.
But finding out those very same gators didn’t hesitate to take a bite of Mr. Jackson when he fell off his balcony and landed in their domain is even creepier.
Did he fall? Was he pushed? Everyone’s connected in a small town, and Jewel’s lunch bunch friends are all more on edge than usual, afraid their loved ones will be implicated in Bell’s death.
Admittedly, it’s hard to concentrate on solving that mystery with the rash of burglaries hitting the island. When Jewel’s own house is targeted, she finds herself confiding in someone with a little more distance from the action—her estranged husband, Craig.
In this invitingly cozy beachfront mystery, fifth in the series, football might be the safest game on Sophia Island. (Amazon)

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A new month, a new holiday, and Juniper Holiday is ready for stuffing to happen!

This year, Juniper has invited most of Crescent Cove to her Thanksgiving feast. Even that annoying Detective Mallard and his gang of ducklings.

The mansion is decorated. The table is set. The cooks (both living and ghostly) are trying new recipes. Everything is perfect until someone ends up face-down in the pecan pie.

Juniper is determined to solve the case before Detective Mallard can ruin her fun with his rules, but will she manage it before the killer decides to try again, or will this Thanksgiving meal be Juniper’s last supper? (Amazon)

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This is book 7 in the Good Harbor Witches Cozy Mystery series by USA TODAY Bestselling Author J A Whiting and Ariel Slick.

Carly Cooper and her sister, Dana, live in the coastal town of Good Harbor, Maine where they belong to a small community quilting club. Only their “community” is a group of witches, warlocks, and a vampire who are terrible at magic.

Carly, a talented quilter, has a lot on her plate. She is training hard for the upcoming Witch Trials to try and win a position as a coven leader, she’s been offered a new job, and she’s helping her sister prepare to open her own candy shop. Carly’s boyfriend, Sheriff Chase Parker, is investigating a case of forged antique quilts and needs Carly’s help to figure out what’s really going on.
Will Carly’s wish to become a coven leader along with her involvement with the case of the forged quilts end up placing her in mortal danger (Amazon)

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Inconsistent psychic Leda Foley and Seattle detective Grady Merritt return to solve the case of a missing couple in this sequel to the “delightful” (The New York Times Book Review) mystery Grave Reservations.

When psychic travel agent Leda Foley is approached by a man searching for his sister, she quickly agrees to help. The missing woman disappeared with a vintage orange car, a fat sack of her employer’s cash, and a grudge against her philandering husband—a man who never even reported her missing.

Meanwhile, Seattle PD detective Grady Merritt has temporarily misplaced his dog. While he’s passing out bright pink “Lost” flyers at the Mount Rainier visitor’s center, the wayward pooch appears—with a human leg in his mouth.

Thanks to DNA matching, Grady learns that the leg has something to do with Leda’s new client, and soon the two cases are tangled.

Theories abound, but law enforcement is low on leads. Lucky for Grady, Leda has a few ideas that might just be crazy enough to work. They’ll need one yellow dog, a fair share of teamwork, and perhaps a bit of Klairvoyant Karaoke to piece the clues together in this “undeniable treat” (Gwenda Bond, New York Times bestselling author) of a mystery. (Amazon)

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A baker who sees the dead. One too many suitors.

And a killer. Living in Honey Hollow can be murder.

Cosmopolitan Magazine calls Addison’s books, “…easy, frothy fun!”
Humor with a side of homicide. It’s so cozy its criminal.

A laugh out loud standalone cozy mystery by 
New York Times, USA TODAY, & Wall Street Journal bestseller Addison Moore

All books in the series can be read individually, so dive on in! Includes RECIPE

My name is Lottie Lemon, and I see dead people. Okay, so I rarely see dead people, mostly I see furry creatures of the dearly departed variety, who have come back from the other side to warn me of their previous owner’s impending doom.

June is here, the weather is warm, Evie is set to graduate high school, and Cormack’s tropical-themed baby shower is at hand. If that wasn’t enough, Carlotta and I are running ourselves into the ground trying to run Rizzo’s Trattoria in addition to the bakery. But when a birthday celebration at Rizzo’s ends in murder, another thing gets added to my to-do list—catching a killer.

Don’t get me started on my dealings with the devil himself in an effort to nab whoever is pushing narcotics through that curse of an establishment. And, boy, let me tell you that goes awry in a spectacular fashion.

Then there’s something going on with Everett. That man cannot seem to catch a break.

None of us can.

Lottie Lemon has a brand new bakery to tend to, a budding romance with perhaps one too many suitors, and she has the supernatural ability to see the dead—which are always harbingers for ominous things to come. Throw in a string of murders, and her insatiable thirst for justice, and you’ll have more chaos than you know what to do with.

Lottie has more than pineapple upside down cake on her hands, she got a killer to contend with.

Living in Honey Hollow can be murder. (Amazon)

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I should have known the gifts Athena sends always have a price. I just didn’t expect the yuletide godsend’s arrival to herald a test of Archie’s loyalty—and of our family’s ability to unravel what the goddess is really up to.

Opening the door to yet another gift from the goddess Athena, I’m not too worried. After all, she sent me my familiar, Archie, and I really love that owl. Most of the time. But when the unwrapped toy soldier strides up to my owl, points, and announces he’s here to test Archie’s competence as a witch’s familiar, I know we’re in trouble.

As the yule celebration becomes a trial of wills, we grow increasingly suspicious. Did the goddess really send this toy to Archie for a divine trial, or is something else going on?

While my sisters and I work to unravel the cryptic clues unlocking the riddle of the toy soldier’s arrival, ominous forces gather. In a desperate race against time, we’re faced with an impossible choice without knowing where those choices will lead us—or how we will survive it.

The Owl Star Witch Mysteries are novel-length easy reads full of twists, turns, and clues—but are free of intimate scenes, gore, and swearing. (Amazon)

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A winding path leads past the beautiful begonias to an overhanging oak tree. But underneath, a deadly secret is hiding…

Beth Haldane cradles a warm cup of tea and admires the view of crisp, red autumn leaves scattering the lawn of her little garden. But the peace and quiet is interrupted when her loyal pet pooch sniffs out something suspicious. At the bottom of a freshly-dug hole is a bone: and it looks worryingly human.

Even for a mystery-loving amateur sleuth like Beth, the discovery of a body beneath her own lawn is a little too close for comfort. But when the police insist that she must know something about the remains, digging up the truth herself is Beth’s only option.

With gossip flying all around Dulwich Village, Beth has her work cut out to find the culprit. Could a local cat-sitter, with keys to every home on the street, have been involved? Is her ex-actress neighbour a little too good at acting innocent? And was a whispered secret at a dinner party meant to point Beth in the right direction?

Scouring her garden for missed clues, when Beth discovers a shining silver engraved coin she’s certain it will lead to the victim’s identity. But the arrival of a threatening anonymous message sends chills down her spine… can Beth find a killer hiding in plain sight, before she’s the one pushing up daisies?

A deliciously cozy and gripping murder mystery, perfect for fans of Agatha Christie, T.E. Kinsey and The Thursday Murder Club.

Read what everyone’s saying about Alice Castle:

I am crazy about this series!… The modern Miss Marple… witty and charming… The perfect blend of a fun cozy feel and a murder mystery that keeps you turning pages late through the night! #WorthIt!… I highly recommend this series… A definite 5+ out of 5 freakin’ fantabulous stars!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘I thoroughly enjoyed this sweet, cozy mystery… A very clever book and it kept me guessing all the way through… I loved the twist… I recommend this book highly.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘A brilliant read… Beth is absolutely brilliant and so funny… The perfect amount of mystery and humour.’ Goodreads reviewer

‘What a great little murder mystery! Really enjoyed… kept you intrigued throughout… I personally had no idea who the killer was!’ @theneverending_toreadpile

Fabulous addition to this series… Beth does seem to be a magnet for trouble!… A real treat… a total surprise!… these novels are a cut above the usual mysteries… Without doubt, worthy of a full five stars!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Kept me guessing… great sense of humour… I really love this great little series… Romance and mystery with a bit of humour thrown in. You can’t get much better than that!!!!’ Goodreads reviewer

Page-turning… thoroughly addictive… a clever plot… the perfect novel, just made for curling up with.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Fabulous… such a relatable character… Plenty of suspects, twists, and turns… my amateur sleuth skills were once again put to the test, and once again I was completely foiled… I cannot wait for the next book!… Absolutely recommend to cozy mystery and crime thriller lovers.’ Goodreads reviewer

I was hooked… another great cozy mystery… A highly recommended series for lovers of classic and cosy crime alike.’ Goodreads reviewer (Amazon)

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