New Releases For The Week Of March 26th, 2023–Part 2

Fairies are trending hard, especially when it comes to fairy garden décor in Walmart and Target and on Amazon. The latest installment in the nationally bestselling Daryl Wood Gerber’s Fairy Garden mysteries is a perfect read for Laura Childs readers and all fans of whimsy and charm.

With a theater foundation tea and an art show planned at Violet Vickers’s estate, Courtney is hired to create charming fairy gardens for the event. It’s not so charming, however, when her best friend Meaghan’s ex-boyfriend turns out to be Violet’s latest artistic protégé. Even worse, not long after Meaghan locks horns with him, his body is found in her yard, bludgeoned with an objet d’murder.
There’s a gallery of suspects, from an unstable former flame to an arts and crafts teacher with a sketchy past. But when the cops focus on Meaghan’s business partner, who’s like a protective older brother to her, and discover he also has a secret financial motive, Courtney decides to draw her own conclusions. Fearing they’re missing the forest for the trees, and with some help from Fiona the sleuthing fairy, she hopes to make them see the light . . .
Praise for Daryl Wood Gerber’s A Sprinkling of Murder
“Enchanting series launch from Agatha Award winner Gerber. . . . Cozy fans will wish upon a star for more.” —Publishers Weekly

“A winner. . . . Fans of Laura Childs’ work will enjoy.” —Booklist (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook

In Korina Moss’s Curds of Prey, murder again comes to Yarrow Glen, and cheesemonger Willa Bauer must be the predator… before she becomes the prey.

Yarrow Glen’s favorite cheese shop, Curds & Whey, gets to be a part of the social event of the season: Summer Harrington’s wedding. Cheesemonger Willa Bauer is going all out for the wedding shower’s cheese bar. But the eagle-eyed Harrington family is proving to be a pain in her asiago. A last-minute tasting ends in disaster when one of Willa’s potential beaux, Roman, gets in a fight with the groom. Then the shower arrives, and while there’s anything but love in the air, there is plenty of cheese. Oh, and Roman… again. The day officially ends in disaster when Willa finds the groom—who also happens to be the mayor’s nephew—in the stable, dead as a dodo. At the mayor’s request, Willa must follow the trail of cheese curds to find a killer while continuing to walk a tightrope between two of Sonoma Valley’s most powerful families. (Amazon)

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Retired schoolteachers Liz, Pat and Thelma are back at their usual table at the Thirsk Garden Centre café with a brand-new mystery to solve…

Curious white envelopes have been delivered to friends and neighbours. Inside are letters revealing the deepest secrets they have tried to hide.

As one by one, careers are ended, marriages destroyed and no one is beyond suspicion, the three friends decide enough is enough. They must take matters into their own hands before more damage is done.

But as they work to uncover the truth, they begin to wonder just how far someone will go to silence this poison pen…

Could a murderer be in their midst once again?

The second totally addictive and page-turning cosy mystery featuring these very unlikely sleuths. Fans of Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders will be hooked from the very first page.

Readers love this book!:

‘A charming read with a cast of characters you’ll really connect with’ Faith Martin, author of A Fatal End

‘The ingredients for the perfect modern cosy crimeintriguecharacters you care about and a good dollop of humour‘ Ian Moore, author of Death and Croissants

‘As delightful as it is deadlyA Pen Dipped in Poison is a feel-good, fun and fabulous cosy mystery that had me utterly gripped from page one. J.M. Hall proves once again he’s one of our very best cosy mystery writers. I absolutely loved it’ Jonathan Whitelaw, author of The Bingo Hall Detectives

‘A gently quirky cosy mystery with plenty of twists and turns, and an intriguing cast of characters – some endearing, some not so much!’ Fiona Leitch, author of The Cornish Wedding Murder

Malice and mayhem spur a school reunion of three modern Marples – and some of their Thirsk community learn a lesson they’ll never forget!’ Sarah Yarwood-Lovett, author of A Murder of Crows

‘So brilliant… I loved this so much! Perfect cosy crime – I am a big fan of this author!’ NetGalley review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Three Miss Marples for the price one! Extremely well-drawn characters… the plot is carefully assembled… the writing is so good… I loved this story!’ NetGalley review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘I could not put this book down! What a perfect book…! I loved the three main characters… I highly recommend.’ NetGalley review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘This book would make a great movie! The characters are likeable and quirky, the story moves quickly and this talented author leaves us wanting for more…!’ NetGalley review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook

When one of her readers asks for advice following a suspected murder, Victorian countess Amelia Amesbury, who secretly pens the popular Lady Agony column, has no choice but to investigate in this first book in a charming new historical mystery series.

Amelia Amesbury—widow, mother, and countess—has a secret. Amelia writes for a London penny paper, doling out advice on fashion, relationships, and manners under the pen name Lady Agony. But when a lady’s maid writes Amelia to ask for advice when she believes her mistress has been murdered—and then ends up a victim herself—Amelia is determined to solve the case.

With the help of her best friend and a handsome marquis, Amelia begins to piece together the puzzle, but as each new thread of inquiry ends with a different suspect, the investigation grows ever more daunting. From London’s docks and ballrooms to grand country houses, Amelia tracks a killer, putting her reputation—and her life—on the line. (Amazon)

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Ana Karras is running from her past.Catalina Reyes is running toward hers.Washington is trying to stop them both.A rogue Cuban assassin is heading for Washington. A CIA operation is mounted by the Whitehouse to stop the attack. The only hope to avert a war with Havana is a former FARC guerilla plucked from hiding to search for her parents. What was Operation Perro? Why does everyone want Ana Karras and Cataline Reyes dead? The answer is Hemingway. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

The latest installment in the new Jane Wunderly Mystery series featuring an American widow turned private investigator in 1920s England.

When vibrant American widow Jane Wunderly arrives in 1920s Turkey in search of her father, she finds a country redefining itself after the fall of the Ottoman Empire—and a deadly criminal who can’t escape the past . . .

Istanbul, 1926: After her archeologist father makes a clandestine journey abroad, Jane and the dapper Mr. Redvers trace his footsteps while signs of danger loom back home in the United States. They’re greeted at their destination by Aunt Millie and unsettling news: Professor Wunderly was on a mission to locate the lost heart of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent—a legendary relic from the Ottoman Empire said to possess potent mystical powers—then vanished completely, leaving behind his unpacked luggage, a perplexing riddle, and an eerie mystery Jane must solve to keep her loved ones safe.
What starts off as a clear-cut investigation becomes an intercontinental game of cat and mouse as Jane realizes a gang of nameless figures have been stalking her every move from Turkey to Hungary. And it seems even helpful friends can’t be trusted for long when a man is stabbed to death on the Orient Express to Budapest. With Redvers by her side and few clues to rely on, Jane’s desperate search for her father leads to centuries-old secrets and an unidentified enemy who could make her disappear like the missing Sultan’s heart . . .

Erica Ruth Neubauer spent eleven years in the military, nearly two as a Maryland police officer, and one as a high school English teacher, before finding her way as a writer. She has been a reviewer of mysteries and crime fiction for publications such as Publishers Weekly and Mystery Scene Magazine for several years, andshe’s a member of Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America. Erica Ruth lives in Milwaukee, WI. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle,,, Hardcover, Audiobook

Once again, Vi and friends are out and about. This time, they’ve come to a lovely little seaside carnival to visit friends they haven’t seen in a while.

They watched the clowns, witness the acrobats, visit the strange and unusual, and invite the psychic to a small party. Instead of a journey or a windfall, they’re told to beware. Is it a surprise their minds turn to crime? Hardly. And when a murder takes place, they have to follow the steps of what happened and prepare for the most unsuaul crime they’ve seen yet. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

The newlyweds are back from Hawaii! Lacey and James are learning to navigate their new life as a married couple, but that hasn’t slowed down the intrigue and murder in Port Danby. When a man’s body is discovered inside the Hawksworth Manor, a question arises. Was it an accident or murder? Lacey is sure she knows the answer. It’s time to take off the sunglasses and swimsuits and dive back into a murder investigation. Lacey has a hard time concentrating on this one because her parents are in town and people close (very close) to her have some big news to toss her way. Will Lacey be able to find a killer amongst all the chaos in her personal life?

Book 20 of the Port Danby Cozy Mystery series

More books in the series:

More in the series:
1. Marigolds and Murder
2. Carnations and Chaos
3. Mistletoe and Mayhem
4. Roses and Revenge
5. Tulips and Trouble
6. Dahlias and Death
7. Peonies and Poison
8. Hyacinths and Homicide
9. Crocuses and Crime
10. Sunflowers and Sabotage
11. Lavender and Lies
12. Freesias and Foul Play
13. Cornflowers and Corpses
14. Jasmine and Jealousy
15. Shamrocks and Shenanigans
16. Thistles and the Unthinkable
17. Holly and Horror
18. Violets and Vengeance
19. Daisies and Destruction
20. Lilacs and Liability
21. TBA (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

When you get to my age you can’t convince your friends to help you move by bribing them with a few slices of pizza. Even though my friends are witches that could easily get the job done, I’ve been forced to pack up all my own boxes and have them driven across town.

In every direction there seems to be another problem that needs fixing, especially in this old house I’ve moved into. Despite my grandmother’s ghost insisting that it was a waste of money I had every intention of hiring an interior designer, or at least that was the plan until I stepped into a local design studio and found that the owner had been murdered.

The façade that Kettle Harbor is an idyllic seaside town is beginning to crumble, and if I can’t round up the paranormal pests that are plaguing this place then we risk revealing our magic to the locals. It turns out that the victim’s ghosts is haunting the crime scene and is less than cooperative, but if I help her figure out what happened then maybe she can help me choose color schemes for the dining room, it’s worth a shot, right?

Whispers of a werewolf on the loose have captured the imaginations of local hikers, prompting my friends to take action. We soon learn that the rumors are true, and this creature’s bite is much worse than its bark.

I have so many questions, but not many answers. Oh, and there’s a new police officer in town threatens to ruin everything. I’m in over my head, but thankfully I’m not in this alone. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindl

A Valkyrie with Haphazard Magic

A Fallen Angel Seeking Redemption

An Unlikely Crime-Solving Duo

When Meg Mefford is found murdered in Mystic Cove, Kara is eager to join in on the investigation. Why? Because the number one suspect, as far as she is concerned, is Dagon Vulter–the very fairy she is trying to take down for her mom’s murder. But it doesn’t take long before Zane and Kara realize more than just Dagon may have wanted Meg dead. As the two detectives move farther and farther away from Dagon being the killer, Kara can’t let go of her need to punish Dagon and seek her own justice for her mom’s murder. Can Kara separate her need for revenge and put the true killer away? Or will her desire for vengeance blind her to the truth? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

What if he’s just not that into you because he’s already dead?

With the newly promoted Sergeant Walker away in Edinburgh, Mary Plunkett has decided to put on her big girl pants and tackle the dating scene. Things have changed a little since she last donned her low-waisted jeans and took someone out to the Dancing. Against all odds, she ends up meeting someone she actually likes. Then the worst thing possible happens: she is ghosted.

Of course, everyone knows that that means he’s just not that into you, but Mary is convinced that something terrible has happened to him. And when she turns out to be right, it’s another case for the detective skills of the Wronged Women’s Co-operative. What if he’s just not that into you because he’s already dead?

With the newly promoted Sergeant Walker away in Edinburgh, Mary Plunkett has decided to put on her big girl pants and tackle the dating scene. Things have changed a little since she last donned her low-waisted jeans and took someone out to the Dancing. Against all odds, she ends up meeting someone she actually likes. Then the worst thing possible happens: she is ghosted.

Of course, everyone knows that that means he’s just not that into you, but Mary is convinced that something terrible has happened to him. And when she turns out to be right, it’s another case for the detective skills of the Wronged Women’s Co-operative. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

**Amazon and USA Today Best Seller in Cozy Mysteries**
**”The funniest and most exciting apple orchard cozy yet. I laughed so loud I woke my husband!”

The smell of a fire burning in the hearth; a red-faced child laughing in line at the coffee shop; two old friends gabbing as they chop apples for a homemade pie.

Pine Grove, NY is the kind of place city people go on vacation and decide to move to after three perfect days meeting friendly people, eating great food and relaxing in the quiet of nature.

But murder complicates matters.

And when a high-profile county employee turns up dead in the town’s pristine little pond, it’s up to local sleuths Teeny, Miss May and Chelsea to solve the crime. Teeny is a chihuahua in the body of a woman. Miss May is a retired prosecutor with a love for justice. And Chelsea is doing her best to keep up, get her life back on track, and maintain the happy in America’s happiest little town.

You’ll love this cozy mystery because everyone loves cozies with comedy, heart and suspense.

Grab your copy today. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Discover how events unfold in the latest murder mystery in Fern Grove. Will Tracy help to find a cunning killer who’s determined to remove all obstacles in their path or will she become the killer’s next victim?

If you want to enjoy a light-hearted read, with an amateur female sleuth and a gripping murder mystery with a touch of romance, then you’ll love Tracy Adams and all the friendly and not-so-friendly characters in Fern Grove.

No cliffhanger, swearing or graphic scenes!

Get your preorder copy of Peony and a Scary Irony to discover how events unfold in this cozy murder mystery. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Murder & Mayhem At The Cairncroft Hotel (Samantha & Daisy Cosy Mysteries Book 3) by [A.J.A. Gardiner] I am NOT going up in one of those

When the Cairncroft Hotel suffers an outbreak of petty thievery, having a detective agency onsite comes in handy. But is there more to it than petty theft?

Meanwhile, a string of deaths reminiscent of Aunt Claire’s captures Daisy’s attention—could there be a serial killer loose in Cairncroft?

And will Daisy persuade Sam to go up in a hot air balloon?

MURDER & MAYHEM AT THE CAIRNCROFT HOTEL is the third outing of Sam & Daisy’s cozy mystery series, following on from the success of “The Murder Hotel” and “The Cairncroft Detective Agency”.


Editions Available: Kindle

Stella Kirk refuses to be put off by Detective Aiden North’s lack of enthusiasm and personal struggles. A body has been discovered at the bottom of a grave not yet inhabited by the intended owner, and two residents of Harbour Manor are missing-this according to her father, who no longer recognizes her when she visits. Stella battles to connect the dots and establish a link.

Growing old is not for the faint of heart and growing old alone increases the struggle.

Follow Stella Kirk as she dissects the challenges of caring for the elderly, discovering the opportunities available to take advantage of the vulnerable. Murders may or may not have been committed. You be the judge. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback


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