New Releases For The Week Of December 18th, 2022–Part 2

Two lady sleuths for the price of one.

It wasn’t love that made Rosemary follow Desmond to New York City—it was curiosity, and everyone knows the old saying about how curiosity killed the cat.

It’s no surprise when a dead body turns up, but this time the case is doubly confusing. Everyone has means, motive, and opportunity, but no alibi!

Good thing old Des has excellent taste in friends; his new American chum has a few tricks up her sleeve—perhaps even as many as Rosemary.

Our intrepid lady sleuth will have to join forces with her American counterpart when she’s compelled to unravel the mystery and solve the case.

Book ten in The Mrs. Lillywhite Investigates series.

Are you ready to escape to the roaring twenties? For fans of Beth Byers, Leighann Dobbs, Lee Strauss, and cozy historical murder mysteries.

A light, cozy mystery with no swearing, graphic scenes, or cliffhangers. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

No way in. No way out. Who killed the party host? Follow the clues with Gwen in this present-day homage to locked room mysteries of the Golden Era in Milford Bed & Breakfast, book four in the Gwendolyn Strong Small Town Cozy Mystery Series
Gwendolyn Strong is invited to a sumptuous dinner. The occasion is the grand opening of a restored Victorian mansion overlooking the town as a bed and breakfast. Gwen’s husband Ken performed the restoration. A wealthy stockbroker and his socialite wife invites their family, close friends, business associates and a glamorous movie star. In the morning, the host is found dead, shot in the head. This locked room whodunnit pays homage to Agatha Christie and John Dickson Carr. Can Gwen solve his murder? Phone lines are down and the only bridge to the mansion is washed away. The house is cut-off from outside assistance. Can Gwen solve the murder with just what she learned?
Buy Milford Bed & Breakfast (Book four) and race Gwen to the final reveal. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

With her wedding on the horizon, and her trust in Lusgu fading, Wynona is trying to split her attention between yet another difficult murder and the drama building in her own life. All she wants is a quiet, peaceful existence, but fate isn’t done with her yet and Wynona is scrambling to keep up with each new hex coming her way.

Follow Wynona and her colorful band of misfits as they navigate a city of magic, mystery and danger in this paranormal cozy mystery.

PLEASE NOTE! This book will NOT be released in KindleUnlimited UNTIL DECEMBER 25th, in order to honor previous agreements.
Thank you for your understanding. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

After being courted by the local coven, my anticipation over meeting someone who could be like me builds. But that person is even closer than I think when she comes into my bakery asking me to find her grandmother. Or more specifically, her grandmother’s missing ghost.

When she says her grandmother promised to be at her upcoming wedding, I agree to help her, but complications arise when I sense the bride is meant to be with someone else.

There are more tiers to this missing ghost case than there are on my cakes, and as the big day approaches, I can’t help but wonder if one issue is related to the other. I’ve never been wrong about my matches, but there are some lines I won’t cross, even when the groom makes veiled threats to keep me from getting involved.

With love, life, and the afterlife on the line, I must whisk it all and put my skills to the ultimate test. Can I give everyone their happily-ever-afters or will this be first time that everything doesn’t pan out the way I hoped? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Ex-DI Genny Hadley has the new life she was longing for, a quiet existence on a beautiful island. The only problem? New cases just keep finding her…

As her bakery opens for the first time, Genny is starting to enjoy life on a sleepy island off the south coast of England, The town is coming tor to celebrate Christmas just as new vicar Angellica Clementine is instated at Owlwood Vicarage.
But during her own Christmas party at the vicarage, Angellica is found dead, slumped against the big Christmas tree at the end of the garden in her red party dress and a dog collar. By her side is a bloodied knife with the latin inscription: Angellus Dei Ultimus.
Now Genny and Solent Island’s DI Remy Cochran have their work cut out for them in a race against time as the verger’s life is threatened and the islanders start to worry that they won’t have a merry Christmas after all…

Fans of Death in Paradise, Midsomer Murders, and The Flora Steele Mystery Books will love the second installment in these cozy, witty and fast-paced mysteries! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Christmas bells are ringing, but not all is merry and bright in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Brynn and Bernie get the call when a mysterious haunting at a local theater threatens to derail everyone’s holiday plans, especially the annual Christmas play.

Brynn’s going to need the help of some friendly local ghosts to get to the bottom of it and make sure the show can go on. If not, it might be curtains for more than just the play. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Christmas cookies, a party and a dead body…

With Christmas just around the corner, Maddie Mills is happier than she’s been in years. She’s enjoying living in her hometown with her two lovable Westies. With her best childhood friend and sister in her life again, and the reopening of her parents’ bakery with her niece, she is excited to see what the future holds. When she is invited to the local Christmas cookie exchange, she puts on her baking hat, so she can show off her delicious cookies and meet some of the locals.

But her best-laid plans come crumbling down when someone turns up dead. With a party full of suspects, Maddie decides to do a little snooping to help nab the killer. But will the perplexing police chief let her help, or will he stop her in her tracks? The victim had more enemies than Maddie bargained for, and things are more complicated than they seem.

Will Maddie find the murderer in time for Christmas? Or has she bitten off more than she can chew? Will her sleuthing efforts turn out to be a recipe for disaster?

Recipes included: Gingerbread Christmas Tree Cupcakes and Gingerbread Cookies

Corpse at the Christmas Cookie Exchange is the page-turning third book in the fun Maddie Mills Cozy Mystery Series. If you like cute dogs, strong female sleuths and a touch of romance, then you’ll love this clean, heartwarming whodunnit by USA Today and WSJ Bestselling Author Cindy Bell.

Buy Corpse at the Christmas Cookie Exchange to start solving the mystery today! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Christmas is the best time of the year. Santa and his elves are out making children happy, reindeer fly under the power of magic, and people are full of good cheer as they give of themselves to others. And then someone has to kill a fellow merry-maker and ruin the whole thing. Sigh.

Rainey Daye didn’t see this one coming. In fact, if you had asked her, she would have said that John McMillan was one of the nicest people in all of Sparrow, Idaho. So who would kill the happy toy maker at Christmas? And in such a heinous way? Rainey is on the case and determined to find out who the Grinchy Christmas killer is. (And you can bet there will be plenty of Christmas cookies!)

Rainey and her boyfriend, Detective Cade Starkey, don’t see eye to eye on everything, but they do agree that they’re in love. And Maybe Cade is ready to settle down with Rainey, the cookbook queen of Sparrow. Is Rainey finally ready to say yes to the detective?

Welcome to Sparrow, Idaho, a small town with lots of love, tasty eats, and a dead body or two. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle


Murder at the craft fair…

Christmas is around the corner in Northash, and candle shop owner, Claire Harris, is excited about her first craft fair. Being held in the locally historic Starfall House, Claire is sure her festive scents will fly off her stall. But she’s not the only stallholder selling homemade candles, and when her main competition dies on the first day of the fair, all fingers point to Claire. Can she prove her innocence before Christmas Day?

THE DETECTIVE – Claire Harris, daughter of a retired detective inspector, runs her dream candle shop in a quaint British village. Surrounded by gossiping villagers, tight-knit friends, and loyal family, Claire, in her mid-thirties, can’t help sleuthing when strange things happen on her doorstep…

Book 7 in the Claire’s Candles Cozy Mystery series! Can be read as a standalone but will be enjoyed better as part of the series. A light, cozy mystery with a candle-loving British amateur female sleuth, in a small village setting with quirky characters. Written in British English. No cliffhanger, swearing, gore or graphic scenes! Contains mild peril.

Other books in the series:

  1. Vanilla Bean Vengeance
  2. Black Cherry Betrayal
  3. Coconut Milk Casualty
  4. Rose Petal Revenge
  5. Fresh Linen Fraud
  6. Toffee Apple Torment
  7. Candy Cane Conspiracies (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle