New Releases For The Week Of November 13, 2022–Part 4

The human body is good for so many things. Even fish food.

A cozy mystery from International Bestselling Authors Danielle Collins and Susan Harper.

Reggie is visiting a new fish hatchery where some of her friends are volunteering and stumbles across a corpse. Again! When her sister points out that Reggie seems to have a knack for finding dead people, all she can do is shrug and get to work solving another mystery. Can Reggie and her friends find the killer before someone else winds up sleeping with the fishes?

Fishing for Clues is the fourth story in the Dog Leg Cove Cozy Mystery series. If you like fast-paced mysteries with interesting characters, troublesome pets, and unexpected twists, you’re going to love all the action at the Gone to the Dogs Marina.

Download Fishing for Clues and start solving your next mystery today!

Always FREE on Kindle Unlimited. (Amazon)

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A psychic in training. A haunted café. And a chatty canine companion in crime-solving.

Janelle Brighton is starting to love Wyldwood Springs. Some local citizens would rather see her leave town—or the planet—but she’s there to stay. Her store, Whimsy, is everything she hoped and the “family” of friends she craved is growing. There’s even hope for a date with the handsome chief of police.

When a new ghost dog arrives in town at the same time someone dies, however, life gets complicated fast. Her nemesis, Oscar Knight, may well be behind the murder, but why is his wife suddenly so chummy? On top of that, Janelle has come down with a dangerous malady courtesy of the Brighton matriarch.

It’s enough to rattle any novice psychic, but Mr. Bixby, Janelle’s sassy canine sidekick, is ready for anything Wyldwood throws at them, whether it’s murder or magical hiccups.

Love your books with hounds, humor and homicide? Join psychic Janelle Brighton in the Mystic Mutts Mysteries, a lighthearted paranormal cozy mystery series featuring a saucy dachshund, several ghosts and murders to solve. Great for fans of funny, fast-paced cozy mysteries with animals. (Amazon)

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It’s funny. it’s family, it’s a Zoe Donovan Cozy Mystery.

It’s Christmas in Ashton Falls. The last Christmas before Alex and Scooter go off to college. Zoe Is determined to make it the best Christmas ever so she enlists the help of the entire gang ignoring important clues relating to her own health which lands her at the doctor’s office for an unexpected visit. Meanwhile a series of deaths rock the small alpine hamlet and the evidence collected leads Zoe to believe that her father might be the next victim. (Amazon)

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He’s a firefighter. She’s the daughter of an arsonist. What could possibly go wrong?

Eddie Baker doesn’t know it yet, but he’s ready to fall in love. The only thing standing in his way are his family, a couple of mob bosses, and a cast of dubious characters.

Audrey Goodheart isn’t a witch or a fortune teller, though she sometimes plays both in her working life. All she wants is a good man to love and a criminal-free life.

What’s in her way? A wide variety of the criminal friends of her father, the person trying to burn down her life, and, oh, those people who think she’s a reincarnated witch.

Audrey is incurably honest. Eddie is irrevocably decent. They are a match made in heaven, if they can survive hell.

Join them for the eighth installment in the popular and exciting Big Uneasy series! (Amazon)

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Magical Crystals, a Wicked Warlock, and a Lofty Death

Cora has lived a quiet life up until a few days ago when she learned she comes from a long line of witches and her family is relying on her to complete the Trial of the Six Crystals and redeem the forgotten Lightheart name. The only problem is, Cora has no idea what it means to even be Magical. Thankfully, Cora has a crew. With the help of her cat Hades (who can now suddenly talk and has a lot to say) (like, a lot) and her new mentor Ali Kazam (who happens to also be her estranged aunt), as well as her best friend Ashley and her good friend (and crush) Lucas, she won’t feel alone. Between the five of them, Cora feels not only supported but like she can maybe take on this new challenge. Maybe being Magical isn’t so scary, and maybe this Trial of the Six Crystals isn’t so daunting, and maybe Cora really can do it. But right when she starts to feel comfortable, in comes Petrov Blackwell, an evil warlock with his own goals for the Six Crystals.

Not only does she have Petrov and the crystals to deal with, but a death occurs. A man has fallen to his death. Was it accidental, suicide or murder? Cora and Ashley fancy themselves as Nancy Drews…even when they were youngsters, so this mystery draws them in. Could the death have anything to do with said crystals?

***Find out in the New Crystal Curse Cozy Mystery Series*** (Amazon)

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You don’t have to be Jewish to love Rose Kaplan, the sharp-witted senior sleuth in “Mrs. Kaplan and the Matzoh Ball of Death,” and her loyal sidekick Ida. You just have to love a geriatric mixture of murder, mystery, and laugh-out-loud humor, Holmes and Watson with a touch of Lucy and Ethel (and the occasional Yiddish curse).
Mrs. K wins the honor of preparing her famous matzoh ball soup for her retirement home’s Passover seder. But when Bertha Finkelstein is discovered face down in her bowl of soup and Mrs. K is accused of causing her death, well, things turn really meshugge. It’s up to Rose and Ida to make like detectives and discover who really killed poor Bertha, an adventure that, in the words of best-selling mystery author Rita Mae Brown, is “Too deliciously funny!” (Amazon)

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Is the Wedding Between TV’s Sir Hewitt Willoughby-Franklin’s Step-Daughter and Billionaire’s Son Off?

Rumours are that the recent death of Kelley Lindsell (29), the personal chef of tycoon Rudy (68) and Sheri Trotman (65) at Sir Hewitt’s Fawstead Manor country estate in Fenshire, has spooked Sybil Bransgrove (36) so badly she’s considering cancelling her nuptials.

Meanwhile the bride and her mother Lady Grace (61) are being supported by family friend Lady Beatrice (36), the Countess of Rossex, who, alongside her business partner Perry Juke, is currently managing the project to refurbish the Manor House and Lodge on the estate.

Not again! Now that Lady Grace has asked Lady Beatrice to liaise with the police during the investigation into Kelley’s death, she’ll have to cooperate with boorish Detective Chief Inspector Richard Fitzwilliam whether she likes it or not. Her only relief will be solving the murder with the help of her friends Perry and Simon and her dog Daisy to get rid of him faster. But with so many wedding party guests staying on-site, any one of them could be the killer. Can they find out who it is before Sybil calls off the wedding… (Amazon)

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Will Lady Caroline add another feather to her detective cap, or will she become buzzard meat?

Switzerland, 1925

A rare bird is nesting in the lush summer meadows of the Swiss Alps, and the grizzled members of Uncle Albert’s Royal Society for Natural History Appreciation travel en masse to get a closer look.

The fact that they will be encamped at an opulent villa, coupled with the promise of a midsummer party, persuades his niece, and unenthusiastic secretary, Lady Caroline, to follow suit.

As the champagne flows, and tales of rare birds grow taller, a killer makes a bold move. One of the more risque guests is strangled with her own elaborate dress. When a rakish rogue, a charm-the-birds-out-of-the-trees kind of man, is picked off next, the police speculate that someone is stalking the more exotic specimens of this country house party.

Dismissing this bird-brain idea, Lady Caroline suspects instead that a cunning killer is using the party to feather their nest. Ready as ever for a good scavenger hunt, she follows the clues to the bad egg spoiling all the fun.

A Body in the Villa is Book 3 of the Lady Caroline Murder Mysteries series. In the glamorous world of 1920s Europe, money and privilege rub shoulders, and greed, envy, and murder are never far behind. Follow Lady Caroline, intelligent and witty, with a fondness for breaking rules, on a fun romp through the golden age of murder mysteries. Each book contains the requisite eccentric characters, fun historical tidbits, and puzzling murders with no gore or gloom. (Amazon)

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A female hiker disappears in a snowstorm

As president of the Old Virginia Gun Club, Cassandra Key calls for a trustees’ meeting at the beautiful ski resort of Wintergreen, Virginia. Cassandra–a huge fan of outdoor sports–ignores a harsh weather forecast to undertake a solo hike across mountainous terrain. But then she disappears.

Wintergreen Fire & Rescue organizes a search mission, and many volunteers respond–including retired homicide detective Bill O’Shea. Despite herculean efforts, the search effort fails, and the next morning, a ski patroller finds Cassandra buried in snow. She is deceased–shot twice in the chest by a high-powered rifle.

The short-staffed Wintergreen Police Department asks Bill O’Shea to assist them with the investigation. After initial interviews, Bill has suspicions about several gun club trustees, including Cassandra’s ex-lover, the ex-lover’s fiancé, and an underling scheming for Cassandra’s job. But what Bill can’t sort out is how anyone shot Cassandra in the middle of a snowstorm from four hundred yards. Will Bill and his friends solve the mystery of a murder in white, or will a Wintergreen killer go free?

If you love beautiful mountain settings, a charming cast, and intriguing plot twists, you’re going to love the Wintergreen Mystery Series!

Clean read: no graphic violence, sex, or strong language. (Amazon)

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