New Releases For The Week Of December 25th, 2022–Part 3

An antique fair. A dead stallholder. Can an amateur sleuth both bag a bargain and identify a killer?

Trainee antique expert, Dotty Sayers, is feeling vulnerable after being framed for art trafficking by a trusted friend. She welcomes the distraction of visiting a vintage sale but is alarmed when an exhibitor is found dead.

The police’s resources are stretched when a valuable antiquity is stolen at the same event. As Dotty conducts her own enquiries, this amateur detective can’t help thinking there is more at stake than one man’s death.

Can Dotty scratch off the varnish and expose the truth?

Antique Tragedy is the fifth book in the engaging Dotty Sayers Antique Mystery series. If you like puzzling mysteries, real-life characters and a charming British setting then you’ll be enthralled by Victoria Tait’s page-turning whodunit.

Buy Antique Tragedy and discover a rare treasure today. (Amazon)

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A successful attorney invites PI Claire aboard his yacht for a champagne brunch, but his rudeness annoys Claire, and she leaves before the champagne bubbles disappear. When he is found murdered on the yacht, Claire is arrested as the prime suspect. As soon as she gets out on bail, Claire is determined to find the real killer. She runs up against loan sharks, hired guns, and, scariest of all, her former underworld nemesis, Michael Bucanetti. On top of that, the dead attorney’s vicious children threaten her and make it plain that they’ll do anything to get their hands on their father’s money.

As if Claire doesn’t have enough to deal with, Detective Brian Corrigan, her former fiancé, gets involved in the case. It’s no surprise that tension between them heats up, tempting Claire even more than the irresistible chocolate fondant on her Aunt Lena’s cakes. (Amazon)

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New for the Secret Library cozy mystery series!

Laura Lee and her friends are helping Mrs. Thornberry host a charity event for the local hospital. The dinner is a flurry with music, dancing, and celebrity guests. Everything seems to be going splendidly, including healthy donations piling in, until Mary sees the one person who Should Not be there.

The man is Timothy Skyler and is well known among the town’s criminals as one of the craftiest of the bunch. But when he shows up dead among the town’s elite, and with a piece of jewelry from Judge Katherine, everything explodes.

Life doesn’t settle back to normal though, when the mystery is dumped into Laura Lee’s lap as a mutual friend contacts her. Can the Secret Book Club untangle this mess before Laura Lee’s friend gets dragged in farther?

Perfect for those who like cozy books heavy on mystery, adorable animals, small towns, humor in relationships and escape. (Amazon)

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After almost a year of marriage, Lord William Wethington and Lady Amy Wethington have put aside their sleuthing skills to prepare for their first child. ‘Twould be an easy thing except to their dismay, dead bodies are once again popping up.

A corpse discovered floating in the Roman Baths was startling enough, but the unfortunate victim turns out to be Amy’s and her sister-in-law Eloise’s midwife, Mrs. Jane Fleming.

“Do not get involved,” Lord William warns.

“We are ordering you not to entangle yourself,” incompetent Bath Police Detectives Carson and Marsh state.

Lady Amy reluctantly agrees and takes up a questionable hobby that William swears will eventually poison him.

Then another body shows up.

Now, really, what’s a bored mystery writer to do? (Amazon)

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A luxurious European luxury hotel. A charismatic musical icon Can our psychic sleuth solve a murder mystery before disaster strikes again?

Manhattan-based lifestyle journalist Nina Brown and her fashionista French Bulldog Jasper jet first-class to Switzerland to cover the re-opening of a historic luxury resort.

Though she enjoys the free-flowing Champagne and attentions of a handsome local vigneron, Nina (and her jealous co-workers) can’t understand why she, a relative rookie, receiived a personal invitation.

The reason becomes clear when the micro-managing general manager explains she’s heard of Nina’s previous success banishing ghosts. And that she’s expected to solve the hotel’s ‘ghost problem’ before the grand opening.

When the GM is murdered and the gorgeous vigneron is arrested, Nina’s natural sleuthing skills kick into action. Which of the quirky, disgruntled hotel employees could be the culprit?

Spooked in Switzerland is a fast-paced, laugh-out-loud funny cozy mystery, packed with quirky characters, engaging ghosts, and the adorable fashionista French Bulldog, Jasper.

“One-click this fun, exotic, romantic, cozy mystery right this minute.” (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Secrets long held are sometimes secrets best kept, right?

When the sweet but reclusive clockmaker in town reaches out to Harvey to ask for her advice about a situation, the bookstore owner finds herself wrapped in a web of tales that leaves her unclear about what’s true and what’s not.

As Harvey and her friends begin to unravel the truth from the legend, they discover a whole lot more than they bargained for, including a body.

Can they discover who is the villain and who the hero before they become lost to the story themselves? (Amazon)

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Ancient legends and secrets threaten the Grand Dames of Luckland

Pippa loves her simple life in her cozy town of Luckland, but after her sister holds a yard sale, Pippa’s life begins to unravel, starting with six missing shoeboxes, the arrival of two very odd visitors, blackmail, and revealed secrets—including a Vegas bag of millions. If that isn’t enough, Devon—Pippa’s not-so-friendly friend from childhood—returns home. (Amazon)

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