New Releases For The Week Of December 11th, 2022–Part 1

Beloved New York Times bestseller M.C. Beaton’s cranky, crafty Agatha Raisin—the star of her own hit T.V. series—is back on the case again in Devil’s Delight.

Agatha and her assistant, Toni, are driving to their friend Bill Wong’s long-awaited wedding, thinking of nothing more than what the beautiful bride will be wearing when a terrified young man comes running down the country lane towards them wearing…nothing at all.

The encounter leads them to become embroiled with a naturist group, a disappearing corpse, fantasy games, witchcraft, an ice cream empire, intrigue and murder. In the meantime, Agatha’s hectic life swirls along at dizzying pace, her private detective agency as busy as ever and her private affairs in turmoil, with old loves to contend with and a new suitor on the scene.

But when she begins to close in on a suspected murderer, she finds herself in deadly peril, as the sinister nature of the ice cream business leads her to a chilling conclusion… (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook

TV Chef Luca Mazza Dies After Collapse at Food Show on the King’s Private Estate

Luca Mazza (38), who was taken ill during a food demonstration at the Fenn House Food and Wine Festival two days ago, is now known to have ingested poison. Lady Beatrice (36), the king’s niece, who is working on a refurbishment project at Fenn House with her business partner Perry Juke (34), is believed to be comforting Luca’s boss and close friend Sebastiano Marchetti (38), who she began dating last month.

Is he crazy? Why else would Detective Chief Inspector Richard Fitzwilliam suggest that Sebastiano poisoned Luca without any evidence? So now, with the help of her little dog Daisy and her best friends Perry and Simon, Lady Beatrice will have to prove to Mr Know-it-all Fitzwilliam that Seb is innocent. But with so many people having access to the food preparation area at the show how will she find out who did murder Luca before Fitzwilliam lets his personal dislike get the better of him and arrests Seb? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

In this Christmas story, there is no happy ending for Scrooge.

Louisa Henry has read the Dickens classic enough times to spot a Scrooge when she sees one. Arthur Crawford is as sour as they come. There’s no chance for his redemption because during the town’s Christmas tree lighting, his body is found hanging in the front of the largest pine.

No one is surprised that Arthur’s selfish ways finally caught up to him. But when it becomes apparent that the killer won’t stop, Lou must delve deep into Arthur’s Christmases past to find out who took away his Christmas future.

Dear reader, if you love rescue cats, goats who wear pajamas, and a cozy bookstore, you’re going to love this new series by Eryn Scott. Hold on to your hats. The town of Button is as cute as they come, but that doesn’t mean it’s free of murder. These books are clean with no foul language or gore. Each book and mystery stands alone. Curl up under a cozy blanket, cuddle with a cat (or two), and come join Lou as she solves mysteries in the town of Button. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

A Champion Dog Is Off His Game
Grab a puppy to snuggle and unwind with a delightful small-town mystery in book 3 of the Gone to the Dogs series.
Inquisitive, detail-oriented, Veterinarian Kristin Keller prides herself on winning over any dog. But has this self-proclaimed dog whisperer finally met her match in a Sheltie named Remington who has just won the Texas state agility course competition? The champion pooch is acting out of sorts—almost as if he is not the same dog. Has he, by chance, been switched out with another dog just before the next big competition? Kristin and the other Lone Star employees will do anything to help the Atkinson family figure out this mystery surrounding their beloved Remington. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… so they say

Essentially-English, almost-certainly quirky, and definitely a little crazy, come and meet our feisty R.E.D. (Retired Extremely Daisy) heroine, and find out why she’s such a hit with readers!

“One of the best cozy mysteries I’ve ever read!”

“A real breath of fresh literary air!”

Celia, Jack, Sarah and Rob are enjoying Christmas Eve supper at Fern Cottage with Daisy and Aidan. It’s a lovely evening, until just before midnight when Santa drops in.
His appearance is a little unexpected, to say the least. Aidan is forced to eat his earlier words that “this time they’d made it as far as Christmas Eve without anything unusual happening”… but they don’t realise just how much of a feast he’s made for himself until Christmas morning dawns.
A worrying discovery tells the Henderson Detective Agency their particular Santa definitely wasn’t so much into the holiday spirit!
As events unfold faster than Christmas itself, it becomes clearer still that Santa and his band of little helpers are anything but jolly. Quite the opposite in fact…

Daisy’s second Christmas special, ‘Here Comes Santa Claus’ is a scarily-funny festive romp, perfect to read in a quiet moment amidst all the loud ones!

Read all about Daisy, Sandie, and everything else we do on the spectacular new rtgreen website.

And enjoy! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Patricia Garret’s daughters are in town for the holidays. While the family attends a town Christmas play, the star is murdered. So not only does Patricia’s detective son, Byron, have to keep tabs on her, Shirley, and Abi, but now he has his meddling sisters to worry about. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

A Pine Grove Mystery

Verna Timms is in trouble. A lover of cats, she might have a rather generous amount of felines roaming her property. But they’re well-taken care of and she’s never had a problem with the neighbors about them before. Now, suddenly, her cats are disappearing and she’s desperate for help. The police aren’t interested though, and so Dr. Jessica Stern asks Peter for help, knowing he’s an ex-agent and maybe he can unravel the mystery. Only Verna is fast becoming more and more terrified as her precious kitties go missing. When Verna is injured, Peter has to ask: Just how valuable is Verna’s property, and who stands to inherit? The whole thing makes him wonder if there’s something more to this kitty caper. Something doesn’t quite sit right about the whole affair, but the only ones who know the truth are a dozen forlorn felines, and they aren’t talking.

The Feline Caper the third story in the Pine Grove Mysteries

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Editions Available: Kindle

The St. Maurice Founders Festival isn’t normally an event to die for…

As the festival kicks off, Star Sinclair announces her grand plan for developing St. Maurice’s waterfront. Plans that will likely destroy the merfolk town, and the magical protection they cultivate. The leader of the Merfolk and Star are on a collision course of epic proportions over the future of the bay.

But then a key player turns up dead, Amanda’s father gets locked in Star’s sights as the primary suspect. Twiz hates to help Star, but finding the real murderer is the only way to clear Amanda’s father.

To make matters worse, Basil and Mort are out to prove that chili-cheese-dogs are worthy of a star or two in the restaurant guides.

Twiz, Kami, Amanda and the mini-dragons have their hands and claws full trying to protect the pier and the bay from Star’s wrath, protect Mertown, and unmask the killer before they strike again.

Can Twiz figure out whodunnit, and save the pier from imminent destruction?

If you love quirky characters, a magical setting, and a real whodunnit with red herrings and clues alike, you’ll love Alyn Troy’s magical Pixie Twist Mysteries. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

A show-stopping murder!

The annual Sorrellville Community Christmas Concert should have been a cheery way to kick off the holiday season, but when all four members of an amateur string quartet collapse on stage, the fun is over…especially when one of them does not survive the night.

Bookmobile driver Millie watches in horror as her kind and gentle boss–and violinist, Flor, is once again wrapped up in a murder investigation. She busts out her sleuthing skills to dig deeper into the secrets Flor’s fellow musicians are hiding. Is there something fishy about the viola playing property developer’s business deals? What about the aspiring cellist who suddenly has taken the murder victim’s place?

And kind Flor is clearly becoming more secretive herself. If not about murder, then why?

Preorder this holiday novella for a twisty mystery right in time for the festive season. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Headline: Furry Found Flattened in the Forest

Mikaela “Mike” Mitchell, reporter for Daisy, TX, and maid of honor for her best friend’s wedding, has everything under control—until she trips over a dead guy in a fur-suit.

She promised the big day would be purr-fect—and an active crime scene just isn’t the vibe she’s going for. Unfortunately, with the annual Cowbells and Crops adults-only convention in town, the complications keep piling up.

So instead of organizing tents and tablecloths and writing articles on how to have a spanking good time, Mike’s going to catch a killer—whether her growly boyfriend, Ryder, likes it or not.

And that would be…not. But what’s the big deal? The killer isn’t coming after her. Right? (Amazon)

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