New Releases For The Week Of December 11th, 2022–Part 3


Welcome to Normal, Kentucky, a small town in the Daniel Boone National Forest and Happy Trails Campground, where the annual Christmas activities are in full swing. But behind the twinkling lights and festive cheer lies a sinister secret.

When a local delivery driver is found murdered in Seymore’s Candy Cane Factory, suspicion quickly falls on the eccentric cast of characters who call Normal home. From the grumpy old man who own’s the candy cane factory, to the bubbly town fiddle player, Otis Gullett, who is secretly in a rendezvous with the factory owner’s wife. No one is above suspicion.

As the investigation heats up, the town’s residents begin to turn on each other, and the killer’s true identity becomes more and more elusive. As the body count rises, Mae West and the Laundry Club Ladies must race against the clock to uncover the truth before the killer strikes again.

With a southern twist and plenty of red herrings, Gifts, Glamping, & Glocks is a holiday thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

SUSPENSE, MYSTERY, WINE, and FAMILY DRAMA in this cozy mystery set in France, number 18 in the series.

Stretched thin between her sisters in the US and her new life in France, Merle Bennett is feeling the strain of obligations. That is even before Pascal’s grape harvest goes sideways, her father falls ill, and her older sister shows up in France unexpectedly. Her son Tristan and sister Stasia then inexplicably disappear.Asking questions like ‘how do you make everyone happy‘ and ‘do they even want to be helped,‘ Merle muddles through, trying to keep her head above water and panic at bay. Can she keep hope alive and her seemingly idyllic life in a French vineyard at least a little bit charming? Is that too much to ask for?

Join Pascal and Merle for another adventure in France, roaming the vineyards of the Bordeaux wine region, struggling with things they do not yet understand. Will the neighbors stop harassing them? Who sabotaged the harvester? Where are Tristan and Stasia? Can they harvest the grapes before they spoil on the vines?

This installment of the Bennett Sisters Mysteries follows closely on the events of Château des Corbeaux, recommended but not required reading beforehand! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Good weather is returning to Anchor Point. Jay has been coaxed by his mother into giving his cousin, Jenny the Jinx, a summer job. Robbie doesn’t want her around after she set fire to her school. He is afraid the same thing will happen at the café.
The renovations have begun on the bed and breakfast building. The first day of work, a skeleton is found concealed in one of the walls. Who is he and how did he get he there? Roland knows but refuses to tell anyone anything. Could the resident ghost be a murderer?
Jay won’t give up until he finds the answers. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

late January and the Swansmere craft complex is gearing up for a busy new year. Reluctant sleuth Amy Hammond is looking forward to her boss, the redoubtable Lady Fenton getting a new personal assistant because life’s getting busier and busier since the complex was featured in a successful craft series. She’s still shocked to find that her niece Callie has applied for the job; and more shocked still when she finds out why.

Add to that a guest at the self-catering complex who’s escaping an abusive and possibly criminal husband and possible drug and people smuggling and no wonder she’s glad that her partner the nothing like as retired as he wants to be spy Peter Cunningham is as determined to be involved as ever.

Possibly the worst thing is that the part of Amy that isn’t terrified has missed being in action and is enjoying herself! She’s also thinking seriously about the future and considering the possibility of something that starts with an ‘m’ and ends in ‘arriage.’ Unfortunately, what Peter wants is as well hidden as ever… (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

It’s nearly Christmas in Misty Hollow and Darcy Sweet is anticipating a wonderful family gathering for the day.

It’s been quiet around town lately and there’s absolutely nothing out of the ordinary to be stressed about, right?

Well, Darcy should have known better…

While unpacking a new shipment of books for her bookstore she discovers a tall slender book with a white cover she’s sure she didn’t order.

How odd…

Even odder still, the book has just a title. There’s no author name and nothing on the back or spine either.

While she’s inspecting the book she catches a flicker of dark movement from the corner of her eye.

She convinces herself it’s nothing to worry about but…

In Darcy’s world, nothing to worry about seems to have a habit of turning into something to worry about more often than not.

Could it be a ghost?

Can Darcy work out what’s going on and solve the mystery in time to have that wonderful family Christmas she’s been dreaming about?

The Ghost of Christmas Present is the 34th book in the Darcy Sweet Cozy Mystery series. If you love paranormal cozy mysteries, with a touch of romance and family, you’ll love the Darcy Sweet Cozy Mystery series!

Editions Available: Kindle

Slàinte! A Christmas Eve party at snow-covered Vik castle, where the Christmas Star diamond is on display. Good food, dancing and a visit from Santa. What could possibly go wrong?

When Santa appears down the chimney, looking far more crispy than expected, it is clear that something has gone very wrong. With the castle cut off from help, a murderer in their midst and the Christmas Star stolen, it’s up to Losers Club to investigate. As they follow the network of secret passages to learn more about their fellow guests, they realise that everyone has a motive. Including one of their own. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

A high profile national fair, a murdered model. Can Dodo solve the crime before it closes the fair?

The historic British Empire Fair of 1924 is set to be officially opened by the king at the new Wembley Stadium and Lady Dorothea Dorchester, Dodo, has an invitation.

The whole fair is an attempt to build morale after a devastating World War and the planning and preparation have been in the works for years. So much is riding on its success.

The biggest soap maker in England has been offered the opportunity to host a beauty exhibit and after a nationwide search for the ten most beautiful girls in Britain, they build an extravagant ‘palace’ that will feature live models representing famous women of history, including one who will represent today’s modern woman. Dodo has succeeded in winning the bid to clothe Miss 1924 with fashions from the House of Dubois for whom she is a fashion ambassador.

But the fair has hardly begun when disaster strikes. One of the models is murdered. Can Dodo find the murderer before the bad PR closes the fair? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback