New Releases For The Week Of March 12th, 2023–Part 2

Ali Winston, owner of The Sierra Pines B&B, is excited for the Spring Fling Festival, until the school board president is poisoned with face paint, and Ali’s best friend, is accused of his murder. (Amazon)

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“A fast-paced, witty story for those who enjoy dry British humor.” — Library Journal

Richard is a middle-aged Englishman who runs a B&B in the fictional Val de Follet in the Loire Valley. Nothing ever happens to Richard, and really that’s the way he likes it.

One day, however, one of his older guests disappears, leaving behind a bloody handprint on the wallpaper. Another guest, the exotic Valérie, persuades a reluctant Richard to join her in investigating the disappearance.

Richard remains a dazed passenger in the case until things become really serious and someone murders Ava Gardner, one of his beloved hens… and you don’t mess with a fellow’s hens!

Death and Croissants is an unputdownable, hilarious mystery perfect for fans of Richard Osman’s The Thursday Murder Club.

What readers are saying:

“Richard Osman meets Sherlock Holmes rampaging through the charming Loire Valley in this raucously funny book. I loved it.”

“A light, very funny mystery with appealing characters in a wonderful French countryside.”

“Oh wow, this was funny. This one just knocks it out of the park.”

“A story full of interesting and diverse characters told with lots of humor.”

“The author gives you everything you want in a humorous, witty mystery that chases you through all the twists and turns with murder, mafia, and mayhem.” (Amazon)

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A clever, intriguing, and gripping new cozy mystery filled with exciting twists and turns, bizarre murders and fascinating characters, including several dead authors who seem to speak to Veterinarian, Miranda Scott. A fan since childhood of Agatha Christie, Raymond Chandler, and Sherlock Holmes their voices seem to live in her head frequently telling her what to do… and not do. Especially when it comes to solving mysteries. After a body is tossed into the lions’ habitat at the zoo where she is the senior veterinarian, Miranda and Detective Bryan Anderson find themselves investigating several murders and dealing with a group of bad guys threatening Miranda, while gangster friends of her father try to protect her. Miranda and Bryan alternate between flirting and fighting off romantic feelings. Murder, deceit, revenge, her dramatic mother, gangster father and godfather all get in the way of a fine romance! (Amazon)

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Welcome back to Hope Street Church, where friendships are formed, fresh starts are encouraged, and mysteries are solved . . .

The Hope Street Community Theater is staging It’s a Wonderful Life as a fundraiser, and Cooper and the Bible study group are all taking part. They’ve also managed to land the help of a famous Broadway director who’s trying to clean up his image after a scandal, and he travels to Richmond along with his star actress and staff. But the director’s entourage epitomize the worst of theater personalities, with petty grievances and jealousies stirring up more drama off the stage than on. And when the assistant director is found murdered in her hotel suite, the list of possible suspects is longer than a red carpet.

Unwilling to stand by with a murderer in their midst, Cooper and her friends get to work ferreting out clues and surveilling the staff, including a dangerously inept set technician as well as the director’s current and former love interests. Despite inexplicable and terrifying stage “accidents” threatening to derail their investigation and the play, the intrepid amateur sleuths know the show must go on. Their only prayer is to set a trap and successfully catch a killer before it’s curtains for Cooper . . .

Includes heavenly recipes from Magnolia Lee’s kitchen!

About the Authors:

USA Today and New York Times bestselling author Ellery Adams lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with her husband, two children, and three cats. She’s written multiple series including the Supper Club Mysteries, the Book Retreat Mysteries, the Secret, Book, and Scone Society Mysteries, and more.

A freelance writer for over twenty years, Tina Radcliffe is an RWA Honor Roll member, a two-time RWA Golden Heart finalist, four-time ACFW Carol Award finalist, and a 2014 ACFW Carol Award winner. She currently resides in Arizona, where she writes fun, heartwarming romance. (Amazon)

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From USA Today bestselling author Debra Webb comes a thrilling installment in the Finley O’Sullivan series about a well-connected woman who stands accused of her husband’s murder. She’s innocent—unless Finley proves otherwise.

Legal investigator Finley O’Sullivan has had a difficult year in the wake of her husband’s murder. But in her line of work, there’s no time to grieve. Her job is to protect the firm’s clients and defend their innocence through grueling investigative work.

Ellen Winthrop is a force to be reckoned with in the financial world. In a male-dominated industry, she shattered the glass ceiling by empowering and promoting women. But now her husband is dead, killed in the Winthrop family home—and she stands accused of his murder.

Finley, as the investigator at the firm Ellen Winthrop hired to defend her, has a clear objective: prove that Ellen didn’t do it. But the deeper Finley digs into the Winthrops’ marriage, the more she starts to doubt Ellen’s story. The uncomfortable truth is that Ellen Winthrop may in fact have killed her husband.

And he might not have been the first. (Amazon)

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Boston might be white with snow, but there’s nothing but a winter’s darkness for Shane Cleary, a former cop, veteran, and reluctant PI. There’s an international war within the mafia over drugs, and he has been asked to find the nephew of the local crime boss. When federal agencies descend on the city and order the police department to stand down on a homicide, the BPD reaches out to Shane for answers.

Shane’s past in Vietnam comes to haunt him when the corpse of a veteran is found on Boston Common, frozen to death in front of the State House. Then, a former army buddy comes to town looking for justice. His presence endangers all that Shane holds dear.

Shane must come to terms with a side of himself he thought he had left behind. The mounting body count and circumstances compel him to play a game of Liar’s Dice. Can he deceive and detect deception around him? Protect those he loves, while he solves the cases? (Amazon)

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When the unexpected death of a coven member brings all the witches in Honeysuckle Springs together, Evie finally meets her witchy counterparts. Some she knew were magical, but others surprise her. But what really disturbs her is a murderer may lurk amongst them.

The coven isn’t the only thing in turmoil. The wild kiss Evie shared with Caden didn’t just unlock a few of her stolen memories. It paved the way to possibly remembering everything about that long ago fateful summer. The only problem is kissing him often enough to retrieve those memories could put their hearts in danger…if they aren’t already.

Evie soon realizes witchcraft is the only thing that will fix her relationship with Caden and help her solve the murder. Unfortunately, Aunt Birdie’s still dragging her feet, unwilling to teach her much, which leaves Evie no choice but to strike out on her own. If she starts with a few simple spells, surely, nothing could go wrong…

Conjured Cookies is the fourth book in the light-hearted and humorous Cookie Corner Cozy Mystery series. If you like the thrill of solving a murder, enjoy a sweet romance, and adore picturesque small towns with endearing and quirky characters, you’ll love these stories.

Grab your copy today!

Note: Does not contain gore, swearing, or adult-situations. (Amazon)

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When Lady Swift embarks upon her first luxury cruise she imagines a gilded ballroom, afternoons on deck taking tea and all the delectable food she can eat. But she can’t seem to escape from murder…

Lady Eleanor Swift is all set to spend her birthday with her beau, dashing Detective Hugh Seldon, until he calls to cancel on her again at the last minute. What’s a girl to do? Pack up her staff and her faithful old bulldog, Gladstone, and head off on a cruise to New York, that’s what!

On the stunningly opulent ocean liner Celestiana, Eleanor tries to forget her worries and make the most of her trip. That is, until she sees a man being shot and falling overboard. On closer inspection of the scene, Eleanor literally stumbles over the likely murder weapon. And the nick in the barrel is unmistakeable: this gun belongs to Detective Seldon…

With some discreet digging, Clifford discovers Detective Seldon is aboard the ship on an undercover mission. Eleanor doesn’t want to make waves but she’s sure that something fishy is going on and he’s being framed. To get Seldon off the hook, Eleanor casts her net wide and searches for the real murderer among a sea of suspects including European nobility, Italian opera stars and American nouveau riche. But does the victim’s expensive gold ring point to a lavish lifestyle or is it a red herring?

When another passenger is found dead in his first-class cabin, a poisoned whisky glass clutched in his hand, Eleanor realises they are really in hot water. Will the killer be Eleanor’s catch of the day, or will she spend her birthday at the bottom of the sea?

A totally charming, unputdownable Golden Age mystery with characters readers will adore. Perfect for fans of Agatha Christie, T.E. Kinsey and Lee Strauss.

Readers cannot get enough of Verity Bright!

Unputdownable Had me hooked immediately… Filled with suspense…Will have you laughing until you’re crying… A page-turning and unputdownable success!’ Bookworm 86 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Absolutely loved this!… I read the book in a day, I couldn’t put it down!’ Netgalley reviewer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

‘I am hooked! The best book, bar none, that I have read this year… An extremely witty, fast-paced mystery… I love the heroine, intrepid adventuress… A most enjoyable read!’ Reviews by Carol in Tallahassee ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Can I give it six stars please?… Pretty much perfect… Bright has the amazing gift of bringing the reader into that world where the characters are alive.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

What a wild ride it is!… Gripping… This book is what would happen if Downton Abbey and Agatha Christie had a babyFun, fast-paced read with lots of charm!’ The Literary Wife

I was literally on the edge of my seat until the last page trying to figure out the mystery. It’s an adorablecaptivating book.’ Washington Life Magazine

OMG! What an incredible read!… When I devour a book this quickly it only means one thing: I was so enraptured that I couldn’t put it down!’ Celebrating Authors ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

A fabulous cosy read!… I absolutely adored this book!… If you are a fan of Poirot, Miss Marple and Downton Abbey then this book is definitely for you… Kept me guessing right up to the very end.’ @my_reading_narnia ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

A sparkling heroine and perfect partner-in-crime Compelling, entertaining… Perfect. An added bonus is the delightful dog Gladstone who is indolent, gluttonous and totally adorable.’ Goodreads reviewer (Amazon)

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I’ve been keeping myself busy studying coding and playing with my cat, Singer. Long-distance space travel has turned out to be incredibly boring, but at least the food on the Lady Elizabeth is good. When we finally reach the second sector of our twenty-six-sector journey, I think everyone on board is ready to celebrate.

Everyone except the couple in the cabin across the corridor from me. They’ve had their privacy screen in place since we left Cenclare. Galactic regulations mean that someone has to inspect their cabin as we enter Beta Sector, though.

I should have skipped breakfast the first morning in Beta Sector. That would have been far better than being in the corridor when the door across the hall was finally opened. The last thing I wanted to see was another dead body, and this time there were two of them. Now I’m tangled up in another murder investigation and everyone on the Lady Elizabeth knows it. (Amazon)

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When Astair Kidane isn’t helping her family run Moonglow Inn, she’s practicing until the wee hours of the night, trying to get a handle on her ability.

Mena, her perfect older sister, excels at magic and reminds Astair daily how much better she is at just about everything. Even the coven’s High Priestess has noticed and taken Mena as her apprentice.

Then, one day, Mena’s magic burns out, and no one knows what happened. Considering how cruel Mena has been to her sister lately, it’s no surprise that Astair is now the prime suspect.

Frankly, Astair doesn’t care about her sister’s magic, but she does care about her sister.

Can Astair solve the crime and return her sister’s magic before she stands trial for something she didn’t do? (Amazon)

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Murder, monsters, and a midlife crisis in Nightmare, Arizona

Divorced, broke, and broken down in the old mining town of Nightmare, Arizona, Olivia Kendrick is desperate for a job. At forty-two years old, she never thought she would be starting over like this, let alone in a tucked-away town filled with tourists, offbeat residents, and an outspoken UFO hunter. Olivia takes a job at a year-round haunted house, but when she arrives for her first day, she faces real horror: a local man’s body has been dumped at the front entrance.

Olivia is an immediate suspect. After all, she’s a stranger in town. As Olivia tries to find the real killer, she begins to realize her co-workers aren’t just putting on a show every night at Nightmare Sanctuary Haunted House. And why does the “dog” running around have such long fangs?

Things only get worse when Damien Shackleford, the son of the haunted house’s missing owner, shows up. He might be handsome, but his arrogant attitude makes everyone miserable. Olivia must forge a new life, solve a murder, and decide who’s more of a monster: Damien or the actual monsters she works with…

Homicide at the Haunted House is book 1 in the Nightmare, Arizona paranormal cozy mystery series. (Amazon)

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Brody learns the truth about his grandpa when he has been seen around town. Grammie Garfield decides to file for a divorce now that he is back. While Brody is meeting with his grandfather, he learns shocking news. Later that evening, Bill Garfield is attacked and left for dead.When he is found behind the Pikesville Bar and rushed to the hospital, Brody and Grammie are first on the suspect list. Stuie’s baby arrives in the midst of everything. Trent and Duane work with the F.B.I. when they realize that a notorious criminal could be involved. When Bill finally awakes, Grammie listens to his accounting of the attack and immediately knows who was responsible. As the case is coming to an end, Brody and Loni have their long awaited wedding. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

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