New Releases For The Week Of April 5th, 2020–Part 4

A. M. BurnsHere is a list of some of the new releases for the week of April 5th, 2020. I am going to divide the list into 4 days because there are so very many of them for the week. Today is the fourth and final day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.


Witch Confidential (A Supernatural Speakeasy Cozy Mystery Book 2) by [Hart, Lily Harper]The Big Easy is about to be buried in big trouble.
For Ofelia Archer, that means she’s knee-deep in an investigation … even though she’s not quite sure how she got there.
Zach Sully thinks he’s in for an easy night at Ofelia’s speakeasy – maybe a little flirting as a lead-up to a date included – when a scream in a neighboring abandoned building draws his attention. Upon further investigation, he finds a young woman dead and a real estate developer traumatized.
The dead girl is a street performer who lived on the edge. That’s bad enough, but when voices from the past cause Ofelia to break open a wall, they find more bodies … and a mystery more than ten years in the making.
The new murder mimics the old deaths, but who are the girls in the wall? Ofelia was a child when stories of street girls going missing were prevalent … and then Hurricane Katrina hit and people forgot their fear in the face of a life-changing storm.
Now, all these years later, Ofelia and Sully are determined to uncover what happened then, tie it to what’s happening today, and find vengeance for all of the victims in the here and now.
That’s easier said than done.
There’s a malevolent force stalking the French Quarter and Ofelia suddenly finds herself in the killer’s path. Someone wants to keep a secret, and he or she is willing to kill to make sure that the past stays buried.
Can Ofelia and Sully evade a killer and uncover the truth? It will be a race to the finish to find out.  (Amazon)

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The Atlantic Street Murder (Detective Watters Mysteries Book 2) by [Archibald, Malcolm]


From hunting pickpockets in London omnibuses and ghosts in Hesse Square, Sergeant Watters and Detective Silver are led into the notorious Wild Geese public house, and a tangled mystery that involves the murder of a guardsman and the vivacious wife of an Austrian diplomat.

With the help of the Irish woman Rowena, Watters trawls through the back streets of London, encounters female prize-fighters and suave cracksmen, and finds himself in the savage world of espionage.

But can he unravel the mysterious words: ‘There is a storm from the east and the west’?  (Amazon)

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Pelican Cove Cozy Mystery Series Box Set 2: Books 5-8 in Pelican Cove Cozy Mysteries by [Clover, Leena]Escape into a juicy cozy mystery!


5 stars – ‘Prepare yourself to become addicted!’

If you like cozy mysteries with strong heroines, yummy food, lifelong friendships and plots that keep you guessing till the end, you will love the Pelican Cove Cozy Mystery Series.

44 year old Jenny King’s suburban utopia comes crashing down when her husband dumps her for a younger model. Jenny accepts her eccentric aunt’s offer and moves to the remote island of Pelican Cove. After moping around and licking her wounds for months, she starts working at the local cafe at her aunt’s urging. 

Jenny’s delicious food makes the small town famous. The rest is history.

Jenny befriends a motley group of women called the Magnolias and starts rebuilding her life. Very soon, she butts heads with the arrogant local sheriff.

This cozy mystery anthology brings you fast paced murder mysteries with twists and turns and plenty of suspects and red herrings. Every book in this set has been a bestseller and has entertained thousands of readers.



5 stars – ‘Kept me guessing until the end!’

Island girl accused in local doctor’s murder!

When Heather’s new boyfriend is found murdered during Valentine’s weekend, her clandestine affair becomes the talk of the town. Heather is the prime suspect and even Jenny cannot fully believe in her innocence.



5 stars – ‘Another home run!’


Pelican Cove’s favorite resident gunned down!

When someone close to Jenny is found murdered on a boardwalk bench, the Magnolias are plunged into grief. Secrets from the victim’s past complicate the situation. Faced with a baffling lack of suspects, Jenny has no time to mourn as she struggles to hunt for the killer.



5 stars – ‘Another Pelican Cove goody!’

Wedding shower ends in bride’s murder!

Everyone knows the groom’s grandmother does not approve of the bride. But would she actually kill her? The richest family in town is implicated in murder and Jenny reluctantly steps in to investigate.



5 stars – ‘Loved the book. Can’t wait for Number 9.’

Troubadour Turf Wars Escalate to Murder!

Summer in Pelican Cove brings a horde of tourists along with a couple of traveling musicians. The rivalry between the troubadours turns deadly when one of them is found strangled to death.



Every book in this series can be read as a standalone but can be enjoyed more when read in order.

List of Books in the Pelican Cove Cozy Mystery Series –

Strawberries and Strangers Book 1

Cupakes and Celebrities Book 2

Berries and Birthdays Book 3

Sprinkles and Skeletons Book 4

Waffles and Weekends Book 5

Muffins and Mobsters Book 6

Parfaits and Paramours Book 7

Truffles and Troubadours Book 8

Sundaes and Sinners Book 9

Croissants and Cruises Book 10

Pancakes and Parrots Book 11 – on Preorder now













One Fatal Flaw: A Daniel Pitt Novel by [Perry, Anne]Two fiery deaths have young lawyer Daniel Pitt and his scientist friend Miriam fford Croft racing to solve a forensic crisis in this explosive new novel from New York Times bestselling author Anne Perry.

When a desperate woman comes to Daniel Pitt seeking a lawyer for her boyfriend, Rob Adwell, Daniel is convinced of the young man’s innocence. Adwell has been accused of murder and of setting a fire to conceal the body, but Daniel is sure that science can absolve him—and Miriam fford Croft is the best scientist he knows. Miriam connects Daniel with her former teacher Sir Barnabas Saltram, an expert in arson, and together, they reveal Adwell’s innocence by proving that an accidental fire caused the victim’s death. But it’s not long before Adwell is killed in the same fiery fashion. If these deaths are, in fact, murders, what essential clue could Daniel and Miriam have missed?

As their investigation deepens, one of Saltram’s former cases comes into question, and Miriam finds herself on the defensive. If the reasoning Saltram used in that case is proved false, several other cases will have to be re-tried, and Saltram’s expert status—not to mention Miriam’s reputation—will be ruined. Haunted by Saltram’s shady tactics in and outside of the classroom, Miriam is desperate to figure out truths both past and present and protect herself in the face of Saltram’s lies. What started as an accidental fire in Adwell’s case seems to be linked to a larger plot for revenge, with victims accumulating in its wake, and Miriam and Daniel must uncover who or what is stoking these recurring flames—before they, too, find themselves burned.  (Amazon)

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Black & White Croakies (Enchanting Inquiries Book 9) by [Cheever, Sam]Good parenting advice: Only allow your small frog, cat, and hobgoblin limited and supervised television time, or risk stunting their mental and physical growth.

Yeah, it might already be too late for that…

It seemed like good, innocent fun. A trip back to a simpler time, a fun jaunt to the “good old days”. It turned out to be anything but harmless. The “kids” loved the old, black and white shows. But, per usual at Croakies, things devolved quickly, transforming “quiet” time into a heart-pounding adventure.

And of course, as you’d expect, the frog, the cat, and the hobgoblin are right in the middle of it all.

I’m a total derf at this whole parenting thing.

And my “children” are brats.

Holy flippin’ frog flatulence. So much for the good old days…  (Amazon)

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The Stolen Gold Affair: A Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery by [Pronzini, Bill]

The Stolen Gold Affair is the latest charming historical mystery in Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Bill Pronzini’s detective series.

In response to a string of gold thefts in a Mother Lode mine, Quincannon goes undercover as a newly-hired miner to identify and capture the men responsible.

Meanwhile, Sabina finds herself not only making plans for her and Quincannon’s wedding, but also investigating both an audacious real estate scam and an abusive young man’s villainous secret.

The Carpenter and Quincannon Mysteries:
#1 The Bughouse Affair
#2 The Spook Lights Affair
#3 The Body Snatchers Affair
#4 The Plague of Thieves Affair
#5 The Dangerous Ladies Affair
#6 The Bags of Tricks Affair
#7 The Flimflam Affair
#8 The Stolen Gold Affair

At the Publisher’s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.  (Amazon)

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A Hawkeye View Of Murder: A Vexed Archer Mystery And The Guilty Blowfish Mystery: A Recipe For Murder (Ronin Flash Fiction Collection Series Book 10) by [Higgins, Kristie Lynn]

Ronin Flash Fiction Collection includes two books from the Ronin Flash Fiction series, a short story collection.

1. Type: flash fiction about 650 words
A Hawkeye View Of Murder is a free Kindle Unlimited cozy mystery book and part of the Ronin Flash Fiction series. The ronin must solve a mystery surrounding the murder of a Head Priestess.

2. Type: flash fiction about 420 words
The Guilty Blowfish Mystery is a free Kindle Unlimited cozy mystery book and part of the Ronin Flash Fiction series. The ronin must solve a mystery surrounding the deadly dish of a pufferfish ( fugu ).

Very quick reads, so sit back and enjoy this free kindle unlimited mysteries story.

Maji… a world fusing East and West cultures, during an era before the emergence of the steam engine. The sword was the ultimate weapon and brought order to the planet under the Emperor. Enter this alternate reality and see a fusing of two cultures. Travel through the world of ‘Ronin: Have Sword-Will Travel’ and see a glimpse of the age of the samurai full of intrigue and suspense.

Ronin: Have Sword-Will Travel Mystery Series:
1. The Missing Japanese Chin Mystery (dog mysteries novel)
2. How To Frame A Murder: Part One: Cat Painting Mystery
3. How To Frame A Murder: Part Two: Household Of Death Mystery

Ronin Flash Fiction Series:
1. The Tea Set Mystery
2. The Koi Pond Murder Mystery
3. A Bit Of Sweet Spice Mystery (Baking Mystery Into Cooking)
4. The Rice Paddy Murder Mystery (Food, Baking, And Cooking With Oil Of Mystery)
5. Midnight Blue Valerian Murder Mystery
6. Killer Azure Hornet Murder Mystery
7. Calico Japanese Bobtail Cat Mystery (Catnap! Kitty Missing! Kitten in trouble mysteries with cats)
8. Ivory Jade Cat Statue Mystery (Stolen kitty-cat statue)
9. Scarlet Ibis Fever Murder Mystery (infectious contagion)
10. Scarlet Lovers Murder Mystery
11. I Spy With My Little Cat’s Eye Mystery (stray cat is a witness to a crime)
12. Cat With One Eye Closed Mystery (rare feline coins cat mystery)
13. The Hammer And The Egg Murder Mystery
14. Who Is Guilty? The Kitten Or The Puppy Murder Mystery
15. The Kimono With The Red-Crowned Crane Mystery
16. The Cat Who Ate The Dog Murder Mystery
17. The Illuminated Fruit Mystery (cookbook mystery)
18. What The Old Dog Saw and Heard Mystery (dog mystery book)
19. A Hawkeye View Of Murder, A Vexed Archer Mystery
20. The Guilty Blowfish Mystery, A Recipe For Murder
21. The Sword Of Death
22. Sharper Than A Blade
23. The Leopard-Spotted Orchid Flower Mystery
24. The Horse And Carriage Murder Mystery

Meet the mysterious ronin detective who with sword in hand solves mysteries and helps those in need. Ronin: Have Sword-Will Travel Mystery book series is action mixed with mystery with a slash of thriller thrown in. Very quick whodunit mysteries. Be immersed in an alternate reality of the Japanese culture of the samurai mixed with a steampunk era of the American Wild West. Action-adventure thriller in a parallel world. An alternate history of Japan. An alternate reality with action adventure mysteries. Whodunnit mysteries mixed with Japanese culture.

New to Flash Fiction? Flash Fiction are very very short books to tickle your fancy. They are a great way to see a writer’s style and be introduced to the worlds they create and envision. These flash fiction pieces are part of a kindle unlimited mystery series so check them all out. Samurai detective and ronin gumshoe all rolled into one. Enjoy female sleuths mysteries then check out this crime thriller series. Two quick tales in one mystery short stories anthology. If you enjoy police detective mysteries, check out this ancient world where the tool of the trade was the mind. Grab these two short shorts and sit back, relax, and read this free Kindle Unlimited mystery short stories collection.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle















Watchtower WooWoo (Solstice Properties Mysteries Book 2) by [Burns, A.M.]

The last thing Cin Kilkari expects to find when responding to a call about strange lights and sounds at one of the apartment complexes Solstice Properties manages is a mummy. The problem is, the mummy had been one of her residents a couple of days ago.
When Cin and her crew begin digging into what killed the man and made the mummy, things keep getting stranger and stranger. Each clue is odder than the last, and none of them seem to connect. Magic only seems to make things worse. The shadow of a UFO watchtower stretches over the complex making people look to the night sky, but that can’t be the answer, can it?
Cottonwood Colorado has always been known for the unusual, but things are going beyond what’s been seen before. Can Cin decipher the clues before the town burns to the ground, consumed by forces she never expected to exist?  (Amazon)

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The Stolen Letter: A Scottish Bookshop Mystery by [Shelton, Paige]New York Times bestselling author Paige Shelton returns with the next installment of The Scottish Bookshop Mystery series, The Stolen Letter

Delaney Nichols is confident she’s doing what she loves—case in point, just one day after returning from her fabulous European honeymoon, she’s eager to get back to the Cracked Spine, the bookstore where she works. But as she disembarks her bus and hurries toward the shop she and another woman collide, sending a stack of books the woman is carrying to the ground.

Delaney’s hapless victim’s name is Mary, and the two women can’t help but notice that they bear an uncanny resemblance to one another. According to Mary, they both also look like the long-beheaded Mary Queen of Scots. Even stranger, Mary believes she is the reincarnation of the Scottish queen. But peculiar as Delaney’s doppelganger is, she doesn’t have time to dwell on it: on her arrival to the bookshop, she learns the Edinburgh city council wants to close the Cracked Spine, citing code violations, and she’s determined to stop them.

But when Mary’s husband dies in a car explosion—and Delaney learns he was the very member of city council who proposed that the city take a closer look at the bookshop’s construction—she starts to wonder if her meeting with Mary wasn’t an accident. Edinburgh has become as filled with intrigue and deception as any European court, and Delaney is determined to get to the bottom of this royal mystery.  (Amazon)

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Hid from Our Eyes: A Clare Fergusson/Russ Van Alstyne Mystery (Fergusson/Van Alstyne Mysteries Book 9) by [Spencer-Fleming, Julia]New York Times bestseller Julia Spencer-Fleming returns to her beloved Clare Fergusson/Russ Van Alstyne mystery series with new crimes that span decades in Hid from Our Eyes.

1952. Millers Kill Police Chief Harry McNeil is called to a crime scene where a woman in a party dress has been murdered with no obvious cause of death.

1972. Millers Kill Police Chief Jack Liddle is called to a murder scene of a woman that’s very similar to one he worked as a trooper in the 50s. The only difference is this time, they have a suspect. Young Vietnam War veteran Russ van Alstyne found the body while riding his motorcycle and is quickly pegged as the prime focus of the investigation.

Present-day. Millers Kill Police Chief Russ van Alstyne gets a 911 call that a young woman has been found dead in a party dress, the same MO as the crime he was accused of in the 70s. The pressure is on for Russ to solve the murder before he’s removed from the case.

Russ will enlist the help of his police squad and Reverend Clare Fergusson, who is already juggling the tasks of being a new mother to her and Russ’s baby and running St. Alban’s Church, to finally solve these crimes.

Readers have waited years for this newest book and Julia Spencer-Fleming delivers with the exquisite skill and craftsmanship that have made her such a success.  (Amazon)

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This Magick Marmot (An Abracadabra Mystery Book 5) by [Pape, Sharon]Praise for Magick & Mayhem, the first Abracadabra mystery
“Spellbinding, with magical prose, a wizardly plot, and a charming sleuth.”
Janet Bolin, national bestselling author
“A charming, must-read mystery with enchanting characters.”—Rose Pressey, USA Today bestselling author
“Magic, Merlin, and murder are a great mix for this fun debut cozy.”
Lynn CahoonNew York Times and USA Today bestselling author
A fatal case of school spirit . . .
Kailyn Wilde, owner of the Abracadabra potion shop, feels some dread anticipating her ten-year high school reunion at the new hotel in New Camel—but it turns out even worse than she feared. Running into her very first boyfriend is pleasant enough. Chatting with Ashley—who still can’t let go of a tragedy that happened on prom night—is a bit more uncomfortable. But the worst part comes when one of Kailyn’s oldest friends is found dead in the ladies’ room.
Soon this upstate New York town is in an uproar. And with some help from time-traveling wizard Merlin—who has adopted an unusual and alluring creature as his familiar—it’s up to Kailyn to identify the alumnus most likely to commit murder . . .
“Pape has a sure‑handed balance of humor and action.”
—Julie Hyzy, New York Times bestselling author
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New Releases For The Week Of April 5th, 2020–Part 3

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of April 5th, 2020. I am going to divide the list into 4 days because there are so very many of them for the week. Today is the third day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.


Sword of Shadows (A Crispin Guest Mystery Book 13) by [Westerson, Jeri]A quest to find the ancient sword Excalibur quickly turns into a hunt for a determined killer for Crispin Guest.

London, 1396. A trip to the swordsmith shop for Crispin Guest, Tracker of London, and his apprentice Jack Tucker takes an unexpected turn when Crispin crosses paths with Carantok Teague, a Cornish treasure hunter. Carantok has a map he is convinced will lead him to the sword of Excalibur – a magnificent relic dating back to King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table – and he wants Crispin to help him find it.

Travelling to Tintagel Castle in Cornwall with Carantok and Jack, Crispin is soon reunited with an old flame as he attempts to locate the legendary sword. But does Excalibur really exist, or is he on an impossible quest? When a body is discovered, Crispin’s search for treasure suddenly turns into a hunt for a dangerous killer.   (Amazon)

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Harbourtown Murder by [Marrs, Yvonne]


Set in a fictional corner of Cornwall, Conning mainland has several islands nearby, one of which is Harbourtown, a busy place for shipping imports, the local RNLI and new visitor attractions – a wildlife tour, new Inn and Cafe and gift shop to boot. Meet Vimto and Felix and the villagers of Harbourtown; learn about Cornish traditions and see if you can solve the Harbourtown Murder. There is only one witness – and he is a cat!

This is a fundraising eBook I created in February 2020 for raising money for MacMillan’s The Grove Hotel in Bournemouth. I will be giving a percentage of sales of each eBook to the hotel as well as the initial £260 raised for them.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle















Solstice Goat: Patricia Fisher Blue Moon Mysteries Book 1 (Patricia Fisher Mystery Adventures 2) by [higgs, steve]Patricia Fisher is trying to settle into village life, but the dead won’t let her be. She’s a P.I. and used to investigating murder, but her latest case is just … well, it’s spooky.

What started as a missing person case goes south fast when a body is found in the woods marked with pagan symbols. It’s her client’s son-in-law, but the daughter is still out there and a chance encounter with another investigator, none other than famed paranormal investigator Tempest Michaels, sets Patricia on a path of paranormal discovery and starts a race against time to save the missing woman.

The pagan symbols point to a hidden cult and the dread suspicion that they plan to sacrifice her client’s daughter at midnight on Orion’s solstice.

And that’s tomorrow night!

While the police chase false clues, Patricia’s super team follow the breadcrumbs, but they soon discover this case is far bigger than they thought. As they glimpse the truth, and her friends start to go missing, Patricia realises she had come too far to stop now …

This humorous cozy mystery contains no cussing and no graphic descriptions of violence or sex.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle














A Very English Murder: An absolutely gripping cozy murder mystery (A Lady Eleanor Swift Mystery Book 1) by [Bright, Verity]Move over Miss Marple, there’s a new sleuth in town! Meet Eleanor Swift: distinguished adventurer, dog lover, dignified lady… daring detective?

England, 1920Eleanor Swift has spent the last few years travelling the world: taking tea in China, tasting alligators in Peru, escaping bandits in Persia and she has just arrived in England after a chaotic forty-five-day flight from South Africa. Chipstone is about the sleepiest town you could have the misfortune to meet. And to add to these indignities – she’s now a Lady.

Lady Eleanor, as she would prefer not to be known, reluctantly returns to her uncle’s home, Henley Hall. Now Lord Henley is gone, she is the owner of the cold and musty manor. What’s a girl to do? Well, befriend the household dog, Gladstone, for a start, and head straight out for a walk in the English countryside, even though a storm is brewing…

But then, from the edge of a quarry, through the driving rain, Eleanor is shocked to see a man shot and killed in the distance. Before she can climb down to the spot, the villain is gone and the body has vanished. With no victim and the local police convinced she’s stirring up trouble, Eleanor vows to solve this affair by herself. And when her brakes are mysteriously cut, one thing seems sure: someone in this quiet country town has Lady Eleanor Swift in their murderous sights…

If you enjoy witty dialogue, glamorous intrigue and the very best of Golden Age mysteries, then you will adore Verity Bright’s unputdownable whodunnit, perfect for fans of Agatha Christie, T.E. Kinsey and Downton Abbey!

Readers love A Very English Murder!

What a great cozy mystery! I am hooked! This is the best book, bar none that I have read this year… An extremely witty, fast-paced mystery… I love the heroine, intrepid adventuress… I want to live at Henley Hall, I love Gladstone, the very funny bulldog, too cute! A most enjoyable read!’ Reviews by Carol in Tallahassee ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

So engagingI loved reading this book it was so easy to read and absolutely captivatingI cannot wait to read of the further adventures of Lady Eleanor and her beloved bulldog Gladstone. Highly recommended.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

‘I liked Eleanor a lot, she’s feisty and sweet… The ending had me a little teary, because she’s finally come home… The best part of the book was that it made me feel cozy and warm. Looking forward to the next book! Highly recommended.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Wow, we have a feisty new heroine taking command in the historic cozy mystery genre! What a fun new character, she is… Totally digging this series so far!’ Beauty Sleuth Book Diva ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I fell in love immediately! Agatha Christie eat your heart out… I was instantly swept away in the drama of it all and fell in love with everything about the book… Lady Swift is my new idol. I absolutely adored her… Plenty of twists, turns and deterrents to put the reader off the scent.’ Sarah in Readerland ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I LOVE British mysteries! I knew without a doubt Eleanor was going to take me on a fantastic journey and that she did!… Makes you feel like you are there with her sleuthing through the quaint villages and countryside. I like a book that leaves me wanting more and this book definitely did that!’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

So fun! I really enjoyed the adventurous Ellie and the lovable cast of supporting characters at Henley Hall… I was kept guessing until the very end.’ Goodreads Reviewer  (Amazon)

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A Bad Day for Sunshine: A Novel (Sunshine Vicram Series Book 1) by [Jones, Darynda]New York Times bestselling author Darynda Jones is back with the first novel in the brand-new snarky, sassy, wickedly fun Sunshine Vicram seriesA Bad Day for Sunshine!

“Laugh-out-loud funny, intensely suspenseful, page-turning fun.” – New York Times Bestselling author Allison Brennan

“A Bad Day For Sunshine is a great day for the rest of us.” – Lee Child, New York Times bestselling author

Sheriff Sunshine Vicram finds her cup o’ joe more than half full when the small village of Del Sol, New Mexico, becomes the center of national attention for a kidnapper on the loose.

Del Sol, New Mexico is known for three things: its fry-an-egg-on-the-cement summers, strong cups of coffee—and, now, a nationwide manhunt? Del Sol native Sunshine Vicram has returned to town as the elected sheriff—thanks to her adorably meddlesome parents who nominated her—and she expects her biggest crime wave to involve an elderly flasher named Doug. But a teenage girl is missing, a kidnapper is on the loose, and all of this is reminding Sunshine why she left Del Sol in the first place. Add to that the trouble at her daughter’s new school, plus and a kidnapped prized rooster named Puff Daddy, and, well, the forecast looks anything but sunny.

But even clouds have their silver linings. This one’s got Levi, Sunshine’s sexy, almost-old-flame, and a fiery-hot US Marshal. With temperatures rising everywhere she turns, Del Sol’s normally cool-minded sheriff is finding herself knee-deep in drama and danger. Can Sunshine face the call of duty—and find the kidnapper who’s terrorizing her beloved hometown—without falling head over high heels in love…or worse?  (Amazon)

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Who Speaks for the Damned (Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery Book 15) by [Harris, C. S.]Sebastian St. Cyr investigates the mysterious life and death of a nobleman convicted of murder in this enthralling new historical mystery from the USA Today bestselling author of Why Kill the Innocent….

     It’s June 1814, and the royal families of Austria, Russia, and the German states have gathered in London at the Prince Regent’s invitation to celebrate the defeat of Napoléon and the restoration of monarchical control throughout Europe. But the festive atmosphere is marred one warm summer evening by the brutal murder of a disgraced British nobleman long thought dead.

     Eighteen years before, Nicholas Hayes, the third son of the late Earl of Seaford, was accused of killing a beautiful young French émigré and transported to Botany Bay for life. Even before his conviction, Hayes had been disowned by his father, and few in London were surprised when they heard the ne’er-do-well had died in disgrace in New South Wales. But those reports were obviously wrong. Recently Hayes returned to London with a mysterious young boy in tow–a child who vanishes shortly after Nicholas’s body is discovered.

     Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, is drawn into the investigation by his valet, Jules Calhoun, an old friend of the dead man. With Calhoun’s help, Sebastian begins to piece together the shattered life of the late Earl’s ill-fated youngest son. Why did Nicholas risk his life and freedom by returning to England? And why did he bring the now-missing young boy with him? Several nervous Londoners had reason to fear that Nicholas Hayes had returned to kill them. One of them might have decided to kill him first.  (Amazon)

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Legal Seagull (Pet Whisperer P.I. Book 12) by [Fitz, Molly, Bay, Blueberry]Just as I was beginning to think we’d never find the last missing member of our long lost family, a seagull named Bravo shows up with both a promise and a threat.

He claims he’s been watching me for a long time—even before I gained my strange ability to talk to animals. He also says that if I help settle a dispute between warring flocks then he’ll personally take me to see the one person I’ve been all but dying to meet.

My help is non-optional. In fact, Bravo has also already secured a mercenary army of woodpeckers to completely destroy my house, should I fail this attempt at avian mediation.

No matter what happens next, the information this seagull’s hiding could change my life forever. Am I ready for that?  (Amazon)

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Freesia and Lethal Amnesia (Fern Grove Cozy Mystery Book 5) by [Reede, Abby]A murdered conman. A long list of angry suspects. A small town florist desperate to find the killer and keep her business afloat.

When Tracy agreed to offer her services at the Presidential Dog Show, she thought it would open her business to a new client base. After all, the eyes of the country would be focused on Fern Grove during the event.

She’s left frustrated and disappointed when the organizer of the event refuses to pay her. Things take a turn for the worse, when she discovers that this person has been found murdered.

She understands the animosity his bad dealings generated in the business community but who would have hated him enough to end his life?

Can a murder ever be justified?

Are the police asking the right questions to the wrong people?

Will Tracy help to solve this murder mystery and hopefully, the fate of her business that lies in the balance?

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!

Buy Freesia and Lethal Amnesia to discover how events unfold in this cozy murder mystery.  (Amazon)

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The Killer Jack Mystery (The JD Pierson Mystery Series Book 2) by [Sessums, C.H.]A trip to state prison puts Jenny on the trail for a stolen necklace and right into the path of a killer…

The lights are just about to go out for good in my father’s PI office when I get an unexpected call from the state penitentiary. My mother’s only brother was sent up for robbery years ago, and now he needs Dad’s help to get his daughter out of trouble. It’s impossible for me to be sure that the pendant around Cousin Betty’s neck is stolen, but one thing’s for sure—she doesn’t want to talk about where it came from. When my cousin gets gunned down walking home and the necklace disappears, I realize I’m not only looking for a thief . . . I’m dealing with a murderer.

Can I track down the identity of a man named Jack in time, or will he disappear into the shadows, only to kill again?  (Amazon)

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The Reluctant Heir (Dr Adam Bascom Mysteries Book 6) by [Savage, William]A young man heading for self-destruction. A hopeless dream that wrecks people’s lives. A treacherous criminal eager to exploit an easy target.

Sir Adam Bascom, 18th-century Norfolk baronet and physician, grudgingly takes on a case he never wanted. It’s going to frustrate him time and time again, and take him on an investigative journey involving greed, revenge, treachery and obsession.

There were many wild, womanising Georgian rakes — and then there was Frederick Dalston: a young man hellbent on bringing total ruin to himself and his family. Yet when his body is found one morning on a lonely Norfolk road, matters take a more sinister turn. Is it a case of a highway robbery gone wrong? Revenge taken by one of the scores of people he had harmed? A random killing by a maniac? A punishment inflicted by a ruthless gang of freetraders?

The local coroner and magistrate quickly give up hope of finding the murderer. Several weeks then pass in inaction, until William Dalston, the dead man’s father, comes to see newly-married Sir Adam Bascom to plead for his help in finding who killed his son and heir. Adam has only just returned from his honeymoon and is reluctant to get involved. Finally, at the urging of his new wife, he agrees to make a few preliminary enquiries. What he finds sets him off on a full-scale investigation.

As Adam threads his way through the wreckage of Frederick Dalston’s life, he becomes more and more confused. Dalston appeared to have gone out of his way to make bitter enemies on every side. At last, the discovery of the schemes of a shadowy figure in Norwich’s criminal underworld, followed by an emotional confrontation in a country house, reveal the shocking truth about the true causes of Frederick Dalston’s death; and why his killer had, in desperation, been driven to commit murder to protect things he valued more than life itself.

“The Reluctant Heir” is latest installment in a series of historical mysteries which has drawn rave reviews from both sides of the Atlantic.  (Amazon)

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The Sweets of Doom (Sweet Shop Mystery Book 3) by [Meadows, Wendy]An amateur sleuth in a small town, and a respected school teacher found dead… Will Margaret bring light to his murder and find the killer?

The entire neighborhood is shaken when their friend and respected school teacher, Jose Santiago, is found dead by his teenage son, Michael. That’s not the only unnerving threat hitting the streets recently, Margaret has been getting wry letters taped to the door of her candy store. Her son, Zach, and Detective David Graham don’t think it’s a coincidence as an investigation to find the killer gets underway.

Dark details of Jose’s murder come to light as the cause of death was cyanide poisoning, with markings of a local coven found around the crime scene. Suspicions fall on the local ‘witch’ coven, making them the primary suspects.

Michael hires Margaret to try and track down his father’s murderer, with David begrudgingly accepting her help on the investigation to keep an eye on her.

As more cryptic notes are left, along with lousy misfortune hitting the residents – this cozy town soon dissolves into a ghostly version of a frenzied Salem in 1962. Paranoia stands on every corner and the bad luck and backlash quickly turn a friend to foe – to a killer.

This cozy mystery is a clean read: no graphic violence, sex, or strong language. It can be read in one to two hours. It is perfect for those moments when you are waiting at an appointment or want to enjoy a quick read.  (Amazon)

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Dead on the Vine: A Finn Family Farm Mystery by [White, Elle Brooke]Perfect for fans of B. B. Haywood and Peg Cochran, Ellie B. White’s whimsical series debut is full of farm fun, complete with a helpful baby pig.

Reluctant farmer Charlotte Finn needs the help of the livestock to sleuth a mysterious death.

Charlotte Finn never wanted to inherit the family’s produce farm–much less plow a heap of money into it. Her plan is to hammer a great big FOR SALE sign into the farm’s fallow furrows–but Charlotte’s sunny hopes of a quick sale succumb to a killing frost when she finds a dead body entwined supine in the tomato vines. The poor man, it seems, was run through…with a pitchfork?

Now, Charlotte is stuck with running the farm in the midst of a murder investigation. Charlotte’s knowledge of farming is smaller than her bank balance, so she relies on caretakers Joe and Alice Wong and their farmhands. Can she trust them? She doesn’t know them. There’s also farmer Samuel Brown, who still carries a childhood grudge. But the case gets personal when Charlotte learns that the victim might have been her own kin–and seeds of suspicion grow into a fertile field of suspects.

Charlotte turns to the farm’s pig to help root out the killer. Soon, the goats, geese, and horse join in, but will Charlotte harvest a murderer–or buy the farm?  (Amazon)

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New Releases For The Week Of April 5th, 2020–Part 2

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of April 5th, 2020. I am going to divide the list into 4 days because there are so very many of them for the week. Today is the second day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.

September, 1901. Fresh from a run of more than 260 performances in New York, the play, Sherlock Holmes, opens at London’s Lyceum Theatre. In attendance are Mrs. Hudson, Dr. Watson and Holmes, the renowned detective attending in disguise, concerned that he is somewhat too renowned and thereby likely to be pestered for his opinion about a play he is determined to detest. As it turns out, his fears are unfounded. There is no opportunity to criticize, or even witness the play. Before the curtain goes up, Holmes will be called backstage to investigate the murder of the play’s wardrobe mistress. As always, the figurehead of the Baker Street trio is mistaken for its true leader. Not to fear, Mrs. Hudson is on the case. She and her colleagues will have to sort through a range of suspects, including actors seeking more than cleaned and pressed costumes from the young woman, a landlord upset about the woman minding his questionable business, and members of the anarchist movement suspicious about her professed allegiance to their cause. In the course of the investigation, Mrs. Hudson will receive assistance from the author of the play’s first draft, Dr. Arthur Conan Doyle, and will provide assistance to the juvenile actor playing the role of pageboy, Master Charles Chaplin.  (Amazon)

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Something Borrowed, Something Broom (A Wildes Witches Paranormal Cozy Mystery Book 5) by [Webb, Mara]Nora Wildes is enjoying a romantic night in with her boyfriend and just when it looks like he might pop the question, he is called away on urgent police business. Not before mentioning that he has a cursed ex-fiance on the warpath. Maybe this time, being a witch won’t be enough to get Nora out of trouble.

The bombshell from her boyfriend triggers a series of terrible events and Nora finds herself caught in the middle. She might be able to talk her way out of responsibility for the first dead body, but her connection to dead body number two gets her taken away in handcuffs. Will the truth come out in time? Will she be able to stop the real killer before anyone else is harmed? One thing’s for sure, she can’t do much from jail.

With the help of her talking cat familiar, Quin, and fellow members of the magic council, Nora must work quickly to break a decades-old curse while delving into her boyfriend’s past. Emotions run high as she has to defend herself against the man she loves, because for some reason her human boyfriend is aiming a wand right at her.

Something Borrowed, Something Broom is the fifth book in the Wildes Witches Mystery series.  (Amazon)

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Mocha Cream and Murder (Holly Holmes Cozy Culinary Mystery Series Book 6) by [O'Connor, K.E.]Murder, mocha cream, and mystery.

Holly Holmes gets invited to a posh party at Marchwood Manor. Rather than merely small talk and champagne, she almost ends the night with a body landing on her head.

What seems a tragic accident, turns dark when another party-goer dies. Was his death a drug overdose, or is something shadier seeping through the village?

Holly is soon on the case. And this time, Campbell wants her involved. It’s something she regrets when she gets attacked by a mysterious man in black and warned off.

Conspiracy theories and a decade-old murder lead Holly along a dangerous path. Will she puzzle everything out, while still keeping her head?

Join Holly and the cozy gang in their most perplexing murder mystery to date. Expect surprises, red herrings, delicious cake, and a killer who gets his (or her) just desserts.  (Amazon)

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Murder at Hound Hill (Wagging Tail Cozy Mystery Book 8) by [Bell, Cindy]An animal loving sleuth. A startling murder. Will the murder be solved before the killer strikes again?

Dog walker and pet sitter Nikki Green loves spending time with the pets of Dahlia. She can’t believe that she is lucky enough to do what she loves and earn money from it. She is enjoying her developing relationship with Detective Quinn Grant and his boisterous pooch, Spots and spending time with her best friend, Sonia Whitter and her cute Chihuahua, Princess. Nikki is looking forward to pet sitting a pair of gorgeous Afghan Hounds and a cheeky, stubborn and lovable Russian Blue cat.

But things are not a walk in the park when she discovers a dead body right next door to the house she is staying at. When the victim turns out to be the local and much hated gossip columnist, Gustav, the suspect list is long, and it is going to take a lot of digging to get to the truth. Nikki and Sonia enlist the help of their furry friends and try to speed the investigation along so that the murderer can be caught, and the streets of Dahlia can feel safe again.

Will Nikki, Sonia and their adorable buddies find the murderer before there is another victim? Or are they following the wrong scent?

Murder at Hound Hill by USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Cindy Bell is the eighth barking-good book in the Wagging Tail Cozy Mystery series. If you like quirky characters, crafty canines, and twists and turns that will keep you glued to the page, then you’ll love Cindy Bell’s heartwarming, tail wagging whodunits.

Buy Murder at Hound Hill to dig up a killer today!  (Amazon)

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The Body in the Garden: A Lily Adler Mystery (LILY ADLER MYSTERY, A Book 1) by [Schellman, Katharine]Perfect for fans of Tasha Alexander and Rhys Bowen, Katharine Schellman’s debut novel is sure to delight.

London 1815. Though newly-widowed Lily Adler is returning to a society that frowns on independent women, she is determined to create a meaningful life for herself even without a husband. She’s no stranger to the glittering world of London’s upper crust. At a ball thrown by her oldest friend, Lady Walter, she expects the scandal, gossip, and secrets. What she doesn’t expect is the dead body in Lady Walter’s garden.

Lily overheard the man just minutes before he was shot: young, desperate, and attempting blackmail. But she’s willing to leave the matter to the local constables–until Lord Walter bribes the investigating magistrate to drop the case. Stunned and confused, Lily realizes she’s the only one with the key to catching the killer.

Aided by a roguish navy captain and a mysterious heiress from the West Indies, Lily sets out to discover whether her friend’s husband is mixed up in blackmail and murder. The unlikely team tries to conceal their investigation behind the whirl of London’s social season, but the dead man knew secrets about people with power. Secrets that they would kill to keep hidden. Now, Lily will have to uncover the truth, before she becomes the murderer’s next target.  (Amazon)

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Only the Devout (A Death Gate Grim Reapers Thriller Book 4) by [Lee, Amanda M.]

Izzy Sage should be on top of the world but the revenant threat has her watching her back. Things only get worse when an oddball cult looking for a door to another world show up on Belle Isle and start circling the parking lot while demanding entrance to the other side.
Izzy is out of her league when it comes to dealing with the group – especially their charismatic leader who pushes all of her buttons – and when a body drops outside the aquarium, her suspicion is piqued.
As much as she wants to focus on the revenants, the cult has to take priority. The more Izzy digs, the more disturbing information she finds. It seems at least one member has ties to Paris’ past and another cult run amok … and further ties just might lead to the current threat hanging over the reaper world’s heads.
Death is basically knocking on the door between worlds and it’s anybody’s guess who will answer.
That all pales in comparison to the bigger news. The Grimlock grandparents, Emmet and Mary, have arrived in Detroit … and they’re not happy. They have plans for each Grimlock – and their significant others – and they refuse to back down.
It’s utter chaos in the reaper world and there’s trouble at every turn. Izzy has to sort it all out … if she survives long enough to untangle an unsavory bundle of threads that lead to mayhem and destruction, that is.  (Amazon)

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Beyond the Ghetto Gates: A Novel by [Cameron, Michelle]When French troops occupy the Italian port city of Ancona, freeing the city’s Jews from their repressive ghetto, it unleashes a whirlwind of progressivism and brutal backlash as two very different cultures collide. Mirelle, a young Jewish maiden, must choose between her duty—an arranged marriage to a wealthy Jewish merchant—and her love for a dashing French Catholic soldier. Meanwhile, Francesca, a devout Catholic, must decide if she will honor her marriage vows to an abusive and murderous husband when he enmeshes their family in the theft of a miracle portrait of the Madonna.

Set during the turbulent days of Napoleon Bonaparte’s Italian campaign (1796–97), Beyond the Ghetto Gates is both a cautionary tale for our present moment, with its rising tide of anti-Semitism, and a story of hope—a reminder of a time in history when men and women of conflicting faiths were able to reconcile their prejudices in the face of a rapidly changing world.  (Amazon)

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Fatal Fog: The Ferndale Fog Witch Cozy Mystery Series by [West, Linnea]

Grimwood Valley is a small Minnesota town where everyone is friendly, a little bit gossipy and once a month, they all turn into paranormal beings. It is up to the Ferndale Fog Witches to make sure the paranormal world and the normal world flow seamlessly together. It used to be a pretty easy job, but that was before the “death problem” started. 
Maggie Ferndale is turning thirty and all she wants is to be a normal adult. The problem is that she is unemployed, has major anxiety any time she leaves her house, and she still lives with her eccentric mother Esmeralda. Just as Maggie thinks it is time to step up and figure out some way to move on with life, Esmeralda lets her in on one little secret: Maggie is actually a witch and she’s finally gotten her powers.
Can Maggie confront her anxiety and accept the fact that she is a witch, even if it means dealing with the death problem? Or will she accidentally let Grimwood Valley fall into paranormal chaos?  (Amazon)

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The Wedding Cake Murder (Bakers and Bulldogs Mysteries Book 12) by [Sams, Rosie]Who took a bite out of the wedding cake and left a waitress in the cupboard? Can Melody Marshal and French Bulldog Smudge find out the truth?
FREE with Kindle Unlimited.

Melody is so pleased to see her friend, Kerry, married to her sweetheart, Bradford. It is going to be a wonderful day. Even Smudge has been invited, for once, the last thing Melody wants is a mystery.

As they settle in for the wedding, the sound of a scream brings the sort of news that Melody could do without. Now there is a body, and the suspects are mounting. Can Smudge and Melody work their magic and hunt down the killer?

Find out in this sweet, fun cozy mystery!

Also available in the Bakers and Bulldogs Cozy Mysteries:
Cupcakes and Crimes a 6 Book Cozy Mystery Box Set
The Murder in the Dressing Room
The Bashing at the Bakery
The Stabbing at the Inn
The Cat and the Killer
Death at the Pageant  (Amazon)

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Four Furlongs (China Bohannon Book 4) by [Crigger, C.K.]


Spokane, Washington 1896

Smart and sassy bookkeeper China Bohannon is a career woman who’d rather sleuth than type. With her uncle, Montgomery Howe, and her heart’s desire, Gratton Doyle, attempting to keep the peace at the Corbin Park racetrack, China oversees the Doyle & Howe office.

On the second day of the meet, a fourteen-year-old girl shows up at the office seeking the detectives’ help in a case of what she says is murder. Neva Sue O’Dell’s jockey brother has been killed during a race, the horse he was riding the dead-on derby favorite lamed. Neva claims her mother and grandfather are involved, having been paid a lot of money to rig the race. Who paid them? Neva doesn’t know, but she wants China to find out and somehow bring those who harmed her brother to their rightful end.  (Amazon)

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Great Crimes Read Alike (Piper Ashwell Psychic P.I. Book 7) by [Hashway, Kelly]There’s one case psychic P.I. Piper Ashwell has never been able to forget—the one that outed her as a gifted psychometrist at the age of twelve.

Seventeen years later, a case comes across Piper’s desk that reminds her a little too much of the time she had to find beloved child actress Belinda Maxwell. Now Piper is questioning if her abilities are leading her to the wrong man and it’s really a copycat crime.

Worse, the truth she discovers about that case seventeen years ago is enough to completely unravel everything Piper ever thought she knew. She’ll have to face all her old demons to save a young girl’s life as well as her own.

Fans of Joanne Fluke and Victoria Laurie will enjoy this psychic cozy mystery series.

Scroll up and one-click to start reading today!  (Amazon)

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Perils and Lace: A Ghostly Fashionista Mystery by [Leeson, Gayle]



A murderer outwitting a quirky flapper ghost? Seams unlikely!

Budding retro fashion designer and entrepreneur Amanda Tucker is thrilled about making costumes for Winter Garden High School’s production of Beauty and the Beast. But when the play’s director Sandra Kelly is poisoned, Amanda realizes there’s a murderer in their midst. She’s determined to keep herself and the students safe, so when her ghostly fashionista friend Max suggests they investigate, Amanda rolls up her sleeves and prepares to follow the deadly pattern…  (Amazon)

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New Releases For The Week Of April 5th, 2020–Part 1

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of April 5th, 2020. I am going to divide the list into 4 days because there are so very many of them for the week. Today is the first day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.


The Darkness Of Ivy (Ivy Hart Mystery Book 1) by [King, Jessica]

A deadly killer with a connection to her past is back 10 years later…

Over a decade ago, Ivy Hart found the dead body of her mother along with a calling card that has haunted her for years.

Now a detective for the LAPD, Ivy is put on the case of a serial killer whose murders of young women are made even more chilling by the SAME tell-tale calling card left with the bodies—one that Ivy can never forget.

While tracking the killer, Ivy discovers a conspiracy organization known as the Kingsmen who hunt women they believe to be witches. The startling discovery leads Ivy one step closer to solving the deaths of all the women, and the secrets behind the death of her mother too.

But with the Kingsmen aware she is hot on their trail, Ivy must solve the case before her body becomes the next one on the pile.

The hunter becomes the hunted in this masterpiece of a psychological thriller. Scroll back up and one click to download your copy right now!  (Amazon)

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The Abracadabra Cadaver: A Hillbilly Hexes Cozy Mystery (Hillbilly Hexes Cozy Mystery Series Book 4) by [Moses, Ellie]

Yee Haw, Y’all! Get hexed and happy with the hillbilly hijinks of Devil’s Elbow!

Genie and Billy Jack open their bed and breakfast brewery and Jolene is proud as all get out. But there’s murder and mayhem afoot when a magician, who was among their first guests, turns up dead as a doornail.

Jolene will need a little of her own magic to solve the murder and lift the dark cloud over the cute and cozy new business venture before Genie and Billy Jack lose it all quicker than you can say Abracadabra!

Set for a spell and have a heaping helping of hospitality and murder in this Appalachian flavored cozy mystery series with The Abracadabra Cadaver.  (Amazon)

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Lessons in Following a Poisonous Trail: A Cambridge Fellows Mystery novella (Cambridge Fellows Mysteries) by [Cochrane, Charlie]



Somebody appears to be lacing certain Cambridge dons’ food with laxatives. When they appear to have turned to stronger poison Jonty Stewart and Orlando Coppersmith get on the trail. Only Jonty’s laid up in sick bay with a rugby injury so he’ll have to wait for the clues to come to him…  (Amazon)

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Collateral Damage: A Savannah Martin Novel (Savannah Martin Mysteries Book 19) by [Bennett, Jenna]A white supremacy hate group is spreading its tendrils through the bucolic hills of Middle Tennessee, holding target practice in Laurel Hill wildlife area and stockpiling weapons in preparation for a race war.

It’s up to Savannah’s husband Rafe to find and eliminate them… with a little help from Columbia chief of police Tamara Grimaldi, the joint sheriffs of Lawrence, Lewis, Giles, and Maury counties, and an undercover agent from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation – an undercover agent Rafe trained, and one he wants to keep alive.

But it isn’t Clayton in the cross-hairs when the members of the group discover they’re under investigation. It’s Rafe who goes down from a bullet to the chest, and Savannah who must sideline her worry to lend a hand in taking down the people responsible, before they can put their evil plans into action and affect damage that far supersedes the shooting of one man.  (Amazon)

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All We Buried: A Sheriff Bet Rivers Mystery by [Taylor, Elena]For fans of Julia Keller and Sheena Kamal, All We Buried disturbs the long-sleeping secrets of a small Washington State mountain town.

Interim sheriff Elizabeth “Bet” Rivers has always had one repeat nightmare: a shadowy figure throwing a suspicious object into her hometown lake in Collier, Washington. For the longest time, she chalked it up to an overactive imagination as a kid. Then the report arrives. In the woods of the Cascade mountain range, right in her jurisdiction, a body floats to the surface of Lake Collier. When the body is extricated and revealed, no one can identify Jane Doe. But someone must know the woman, so why aren’t they coming forward?

Bet has been sitting as the interim sheriff of this tiny town in the ill-fitting shoes of her late father and predecessor. With the nightmare on her heels, Bet decided to build a life for herself in Los Angeles, but now it’s time to confront the tragic history of Collier. The more she learns, the more Bet realizes she doesn’t know the townspeople of Collier as well as she thought, and nothing can prepare her for what she is about to discover.  (Amazon)

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A Better Man: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel by [Penny, Louise]“‘A Better Man,’ with its mix of meteorological suspense, psychological insight and criminal pursuit, is arguably the best book yet in an outstanding, original oeuvre.” —Tom Nolan, The Wall Street Journal

“Enchanting… one of his most ennobling missions.” —Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review

Catastrophic spring flooding, blistering attacks in the media, and a mysterious disappearance greet Chief Inspector Armand Gamache as he returns to the Sûreté du Québec in the latest novel by #1 New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny.

It’s Gamache’s first day back as head of the homicide department, a job he temporarily shares with his previous second-in-command, Jean-Guy Beauvoir. Flood waters are rising across the province. In the middle of the turmoil a father approaches Gamache, pleading for help in finding his daughter.

As crisis piles upon crisis, Gamache tries to hold off the encroaching chaos, and realizes the search for Vivienne Godin should be abandoned. But with a daughter of his own, he finds himself developing a profound, and perhaps unwise, empathy for her distraught father.

Increasingly hounded by the question, how would you feel…, he resumes the search.

As the rivers rise, and the social media onslaught against Gamache becomes crueler, a body is discovered. And in the tumult, mistakes are made.cover, 

In the next novel in this “constantly surprising series that deepens and darkens as it evolves” (New York Times Book Review), Gamache must face a horrific possibility, and a burning question.

What would you do if your child’s killer walked free?  (Amazon)

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A Stroke of Malice (A Lady Darby Mystery Book 8) by [Huber, Anna Lee]Lady Kiera Darby and her husband Sebastian Gage are looking forward to celebrating with new friends at an exciting yearly soiree, but they soon learn that murder never takes a holiday in the latest riveting installment in this national bestselling series.

January 1832. After enjoying a delightful few weeks with her family, expectant mother Kiera and Sebastian Gage have been invited to the Duchess of Bowmontʼs Twelfth Night party in Traquair, Scotland. Though she normally avoids such fashionable, rambunctious events, Kiera is ready to join in the festive merrymaking. But upon their arrival at the opulent estate, it becomes obvious that all is not merry in their hostess’s home. The family appears to be under a great strain, and someone seems determined to cause mayhem among the guests with a series of forged notes.

Matters swiftly turn from irksome to downright deadly when the partygoers stumble upon a decomposing body in the castleʼs crypt. The corpse is thought to be the duchessʼs son-in-law who had purportedly traveled to Paris more than a month earlier. It is evident the man met with foul play, and Kiera and Gage soon realize that a ruthless murderer walks among them—and may well be a member of the duchessʼs own family. And when the investigation takes a treacherous turn, Kiera discovers just how deep the killer is willing to dig to keep their secrets from ever seeing the light of day.  (Amazon)

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A Tangle of Serpents: A Lady Arianna Regency Mystery (Lady Arianna Hadley Mystery Book 6) by [Penrose, Andrea]With the epic victory at Waterloo behind them, Arianna and Saybrook are looking forward to a quiet summer of scholarship, far from the turmoil of war and politics. But little do they know that an even more dangerous battle is about to test their mettle.

The shocking news that Lord Grentham, the steely minister of state security, has been accused of treason and is on the run from arrest takes them and their close circle of friends by surprise. Arianna and Saybrook don’t want to believe it. Despite their fraught past with the minister, they’ve developed a grudging friendship . . .

Or has Grentham deceived them? They’re shown damning evidence that proves his guilt beyond question. And yet, their friend Sophia Kirtland refuses to accept it. Arianna can’t help but have her doubts, too—even when a midnight encounter with the fugitive minister tells her otherwise. Saybrook is less certain, but his sense of honor compels him to join their quest to prove him innocent . . .

The trail leads to Paris, a city now seething with international intrigue. Rumors are rife; loyalties are for sale as the European powers scheme against each other. Can they uncoil the tangle of serpents and find the truth? The challenges turn even more dangerous when Arianna is forced to confront an old Russian enemy . . . and a sin from her father’s past.

And so begin a wild ride through the high and lows of Paris, where tempting pleasures can turn lethal at any moment. For at every turn lies a cunning enemy who’ll stop at nothing to win the battle of wits . . .  (Amazon)

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The Body in the Turkish Bath (An SS Mystique Cozy Mystery Book 2) by [West, Shelly]The SS Mystique has just arrived in New Orleans, but a mysterious body in the Turkish bath might spoil the debut. Audrey Hughes, steward to the ship’s VIP passengers, is one of the first to find the dead young woman.

With the victim’s identity unknown, and not a single clue to be found at the crime scene, Audrey will have to enlist the help of crew members, passengers, and locals in port to unravel this thread.

Things only become more complicated when Audrey crosses paths with two famous detective siblings, both of whom are charismatic, secretive, and uncooperative.

The SS Mystique Cozy Mystery series is fun, quirky, and exciting! If you’re a fan of ocean liners, lovable pets, or grand adventures, this series offers all three!  (Amazon)

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The Squeaky Clean Skeleton (Haunted Housekeeping Book 1) by [Muth, R. A., Bay, Blueberry]Hi! I’m Tori Madison, and I hate scrubbing toilets, which is unfortunate because my BFF Hazel and I own Bubbles and Troubles, Blueberry Bay’s premier cleaning service. When Mrs. Livingston asked us to sort through the contents of her attic, however, we thought our toilet-scrubbing days were over. That is…until we found her corpse.

As if finding our client’s body stuffed in a steamer trunk wasn’t enough of an upset, someone needed to save her cat from being sent to a local high-kill animal shelter. That person, as it turned out, was me. I had no sooner set up the critter’s litter box in my guest bathroom when he revealed another side. A six-foot-four, hunky, Irish side that only I can see.

Before I could come to grips with my new feline friend’s secret, Mrs. Livingston’s relatives, eager to claim their inheritance, asked Hazel and me to solve the murder. And the amount of the reward was many times over what their aunt owed for the job she hired us to do. Soon we had a plan that included Rune, my new housepet-turned-houseguest.

The more I got to know Rune, the more I wanted to confide in Hazel. But was I risking our lives by keeping my cat’s secret as we went through with our crazy plan to catch a killer? Unfortunately, I didn’t have a choice.  (Amazon)

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A Cupcake Cruelty (A Chalkin' It Up Cozy Mystery Book 3) by [Bourgeois, Sara]


Cathy’s insatiable curiosity and amateur sleuthing are still a recipe for disaster.

This time, it’s a double batch as Cathy stumbles across two victims. Were the victims in the wrong place at the wrong time, or is there something more sinister afoot?
A Cupcake Cruelty is the third book in the A Chalkin’ It Up Cozy Mystery series. It contains no swearing, gore, or adult situations and is sweet fun for readers of all ages.  (Amazon)

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Deep Fried Revenge (A Farm-to-Fork Mystery Book 4) by [Cahoon, Lynn]Angie Turner is all prepped to face Boise’s culinary best when she enters her restaurant, The County Seat, into a big State Fair challenge. Instead, she gets dunked into a new murder investigation after a killer starts scrapping her competition . . .
The Idaho State Fair is in full swing and chefs are lining up to enter Boise’s Best Restaurant contest, including Angie and her County Seat crew. They might be the hometown favorite, but the competition is steeper than a funhouse floor. And when a top contender is felled following a heated confrontation over a corn dog recipe, winning suddenly becomes a matter of life or death. With a foul foodie on the prowl, it’s up to Angie to dig into the case and put a murderer on ice.
Praise for Lynn Cahoon’s Tourist Trap Mysteries
“Murder, dirty politics, pirate lore, and a hot police detective: Guidebook to Murder has it all! A cozy lover’s dream come true.”
—Susan McBride, author of The Debutante Dropout Mysteries
“Lynn Cahoon has created an absorbing, good fun mystery in Mission to Murder.”
Fresh Fiction  (Amazon)

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Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours–The Missing Sister



I’m so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for author Elle Marr and her new book The Missing Sister.  


The Missing Sister
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (April 1, 2020)
Paperback: 299 pages
ISBN-10: 1542006058
ISBN-13: 978-1542006057
Digital ASIN: B07QYMXX41


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In Paris, her twin sister has vanished, leaving behind three chilling words: Trust no one.

Shayna Darby is finally coming to terms with her parents’ deaths when she’s delivered another blow. The body of her estranged twin sister, Angela—the possible victim of a serial killer—has been pulled from the Seine. Putting what’s left of her life on hold, Shayna heads to Paris. But while cleaning out Angela’s apartment, Shayna makes a startling discovery: a coded message meant for her alone…

Alive. Trust no one.

Taking the warning to heart, Shayna maintains the lie. She makes a positive ID on the remains and works to find out where—and why—her missing sister is hiding. Shayna retraces her sister’s footsteps, and they lead her down into Paris’s underbelly.

As she gets closer to the truth—and to the killer—Shayna’s own life may now be in the balance…


Originally from Sacramento, Elle Marr explored the urban wilderness of Southern California before spending three wine-and-cheese-filled years in France. There she earned a master’s degree from the Sorbonne University in Paris. Now she lives and writes outside Portland, Oregon, with her husband and one very demanding feline. When she’s not busy writing her next novel, she’s most likely thinking about it. Connect with her online at, or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

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Great Escapes Virtual Book Tour–Why Me?: Chimeras, Conundrums and Dead Goldfish



I’m so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for author Charlotte Stuart and her new book  Why Me?: Chimeras, Conundrums and Dead Goldfish.  This is the first book in this series.


Why Me?: Chimeras, Conundrums, and Dead Goldfish
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Taylor and Seale Publishing LLC (November 18, 2019)
Paperback: 255 pages
ISBN-10: 1950613321
ISBN-13: 978-1950613328
Digital Print Length: 194 pages


Purchase Links

Amazon  – Barnes and Noble – IndieBound


In ancient Greece, the chimera was a bad omen. In WHY ME?, it’s a motive for murder. Bryn Baczek, a Seattle consultant, is vacationing in Scotland, hiking alone in a downpour, surrounded by midges, when she sees a body at the bottom of a ravine. Before she can return to the scene with the mountain rescue team, the body disappears. She learns that he was a scientist and that his laptop containing his cutting-edge research has disappeared. Rumors that Bryn has the laptop make her a target.




In a world filled with uncertainty and too little chocolate, Charlotte Stuart, PhD, has taught college courses in communication, gone commercial fishing in Alaska, and was the VP of HR and Training for a large credit union. Her current passion is for writing lighthearted mysteries with a pinch of adventure and a dollop of humor. She is the VP for the Puget Sound Sisters in Crime. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys watching herons, eagles, seals and other sea life from her Vashon Island home office.

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Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours–Small Town Can Be Murder


I’m so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for author Julie Seedorf and her new book  A Small Town Can Be Murder.  This is the first book in her Whistle Stop Mystery series.


A Small Town Can Be #Murder (Whistle Stop Mysteries)
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Publisher: Skye Bridge Publishing (December 21, 2019)
Paperback: 196 pages
ISBN-10: 0578605481
ISBN-13: 978-0578605487
Digital ASIN: B082YLDW43


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You have all heard the story: big-city girl moves to small town and lives happily ever after. That’s not the forever-after Angel Delaight found when she moved to Whistle Stop, Minnesota. First her realtor is found dead in her new house, which is also rumored to be haunted. Then homeless animals began showing up at her door, along with a bevy of townspeople who seem to know what she is doing at all times. Not to mention a secret journal turning up during renovation, revealing more secrets hidden in this small community.

Will those secrets from the past put Angel’s life and those of her friends and family in danger? When the big-city girl meets a small town, it can be murder.






The characters are well rounded and well developed.  Angel is a hard worker and she loves what she is doing.  But the body of her realtor that she found puts a big wrench in her plans.  Angel is also not prepared for small town life, and all that entails. She cannot get used to everyone knowing what is going on and everyone giving their two cents worth.  She will have to get used to it and find a killer if she is going to make Whistle Stop, Minnesota, her home. The other characters are quirky and add a lot to the story.

The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and these descriptions pulled me into the story right from the very beginning.  The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read. There were enough clues to sift through and suspects to consider, and the mystery was not easily solved.  

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery.  I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book provided by the publisher, Sky Bridge Publishing, and Bookfunnel, which I greatly appreciate.


A Bit About Me As An Impassioned Writer

As human beings, we are always a work in progress. From birth to death we live, hurt, laugh, cry, feel, and with all of those emotions we grow as people, as family members, and as friends. I am a dreamer and feel blessed to have the opportunity in my writing to pass those dreams on to others. I believe you are never too old to dream and to turn those dreams into a creative endeavor. I live in rural Minnesota and I am a wife, mother, and grandmother.

I have worn many hats throughout my life such as working as a waitress, nursing home activities person, office manager and finally a computer repair person eventually owning my own computer sales and repair business. I never forgot my love of writing and quit my computer business in 2012 after signing a contract with Cozy Cat Press for Granny Hooks A Crook, the first book in my Fuchsia, Minnesota Series.

Adding five more books to the Fuchsia Series, adding a Brilliant, Minnesota Series and writing a column for local newspapers feeds my writing creativity. This year the Whistle Stop series was born. Small towns have my heart and I hoped to convey that in my new series.

I also dabble a bit in watercolor painting and hope to eventually add pictures to my children’s book series, Granny’s In Trouble.

Oh, and did I tell you I like to be a little bit silly.

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When did you know that you wanted to be an author?  What things, if any, influenced that decision?

Subconsciously I have always wanted to be a writer. From the time I was a child, I had a diary. My friends and I would also write plays and perform them for neighbors. I did ok in school but was bored. It wasn’t until my junior year in high school when I had a creative writing class that the possibility of writing as a career entered my mind. 

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With so many cozies being written today, what makes your books stand out from the crowd? 

I struggle with that. I never feel I can cut it against all the cozy mysteries out there. In my past series, I felt they stood out because my characters are over the top along with the setting of the mystery. The mysteries too can be strange. In #AsmallTownCanBe #Murder I hope, along with the mystery, the heart of the love of small towns and subjects close to my heart make it a book that touches people hearts. In my other series, I was going for humor. In the Whistle Stop series I am going for heart, although there are some laughs and quirky characters.


Do you work from an outline or plot or do you just see where the characters take you?

When I first started, it was a quirk of God that I got published. I wrote by the stroke of the keyboard. I quickly realized most authors outlined and plotted. I tried that and it stifled my creativity, so now I see where the characters take me. I also realized recently when I hurt a finger on my right hand (plucking this out one fingered) that I can’t dictate my books. For some reason when I speak my lines in for a book, it turns out differently than when I am thinking it and keyboarding.

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Do you read your reviews?  Do you respond to them, good or bad?  Do you do anything special to get those reviews?

I used to hang on my reviews and agonize over them when I was a newbie,  but now I check the reviews every week or two. I don’t usually respond to reviews on book sites, but if someone leaves a review somewhere and tags me, I respond.  I don’t usually do too much to get reviews. I do have people who read my book ahead of time and I hope they leave reviews, but I want honest reviews and feel people will leave a review good or bad if they want.


What advice would you give to your younger self?

Be true to yourself. Listen to your intuition and don’t let another’s opinion   decide if you should do something or if you are capable. Don’t let fear stop you from achieving with your creativity. Value your quirkiness even if no one else does. And…pay attention in English class when they are teaching grammar.


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Do you think that the cover plays an important part in someone buying your book(s)?   Who designs your book covers?

I absolutely do. My Granny Series was designed by various cover artists. I designed The Pendergast Puzzle Protectors using a bed-and-breakfast that fellow author Sherrie Hanson owns. I also designed my children’s series.  #AsmallTownCanBe #Murder was designed my me using a local photographer’s photos. He owns Dp Photography.


Please give us an insight into your main characters.  What do you think makes them special?

Angel Delaight is a city girl and has no understanding of small town life, but for some reason she falls in love with a decrepit Victorian House in tiny Whistle Stop, Minnesota. It is the perfect time for change as her dad is selling his construction company and she feels she needs to strike out on her own. She hasn’t found love because the men she found in her life thought she should change her career, being a carpenter and construction manager, once they were married. Little does she know when she moves to Whistle Stop that she might be taking a step back in time with expectations. Angel is a strong woman and it shows in this book. The other characters in Whistle Stop are a blend of new and old ideas, but the blend works well, and hopefully readers will come to the conclusion that a small town is family. 


What have you learned about yourselves since becoming an author?

I have learned I need to write what I feel. I don’t have to conform and I can let my voice and my imagination be heard. Those that like my writing will and those that don’t, well that is ok too. I need to be me.


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Do you write full-time or part-time?

This year it has been part time because of life circumstances. I let my newspaper column go in 2019 and didn’t blog as much or accept speaking engagements. I hope to get back to it full time in 2020.


What do you think the hardest part of writing is?  What is the easiest?

For me, writing is easy. My brain is always thinking, dreaming and working. The hardest part is having alone time without interruption. Others don’t always understand that when creativity is flowing,  you need to let it flow without interruption. Also editing. I dislike editing and find it boring. I don’t like to deal with those details.


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What type of books do you like to read?  Who are some of your favorite authors?

I read cozies, crime fiction, inspiration and humor and more. My favorite authors are Catherine Coulter, J.T. Ellison, Claire Cook, Max Lucado, Allen Esken and the list goes on. I love to read new indie authors. I feel there are excellent undiscovered indie authors out there that don’t get recognized because they don’t have the big bucks of big publishers behind them. For instance, I have never applied for an award, I can’t afford it and neither can my small publishers and I know there are other possible award-winning authors out there who have never won an award but should. Not saying I should lol, just an example.


What is the one thing you would like your readers to know about you?

This might be a downer, but I feel we shouldn’t keep silent anymore. I have bouts of anxiety and depression so there are times it is hard to be optimistic, but I work hard at it. I want readers to know they aren’t alone if they have problems with either. It is nothing to be ashamed of.


Do you have anything specific you would like to say to your readers?

Keep reading. Take a chance on new authors and let them take you away for a time of rest and peace in your life.

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New Releases For The Week Of March 29th, 2020–Part 4

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of March 29th, 2020. I am going to divide the list into 4 days because there are so very many of them for the week. Today is the fourth and final day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.



Private Investigator John Wesley Tucker is hired to do a routine background check for a wealthy oil man, an aspiring politician. His investigation is complicated by his involvement in other cases and events which may be tied to a person associated with his client.

His partner, Christine, finds herself struggling to come to grips with her own ideals and beliefs. She and John are being followed by members of an unknown agency. When they learn there is a connection between the agency and Christine’s former boss, all the disparate threads are woven together into a tapestry of death.

John and those around him will be led into a trap from which few will walk away.

A fast-paced, contemporary detective thriller with action, intrigue and a spiritual twist!  (Amazon)

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Star Spangled Shabby: A Shabby Hearts Paranormal Cozy Mystery by [Bullock, M.L.]Arcadia gets roped into picking a singer for a local parade and celebration but Aunt Mavis isn’t happy about it. After Mavis curses the entire Lake Dennis community–and the residents of the Shabby Hearts Trailer Park the place goes nuts. The appearance of a dead man amongst the pink flamingo covered lawn adds fuel to the fire. Naturally, reports of a rougaroux rise and he’s got one thing on his mind. Arcadia Shabeaux!

Can Arcadia break the curse and save herself from the amorous cryptid? Will her own strange secret put her in more danger? Has Cyrus really hung up his thong for good? To find out the answers to these burning questions, grab your copy of Star Spangled Shabby. The hysterical trailer park antics continue at the ever-popular Shabby Hearts Cozy Mystery Series.

What fans of the series have to say:

“I really enjoy this series it’s funny and has lots of action. The characters are fun and have great personalities. Interesting stories and good southern accents. Try this series it’s very entertaining.”

“A quirky cast of characters and possible big foot sightings make A Touch of Shabby a great little read! The author expertly blends the paranormal together with a cozy mystery that’s not so easy to solve because there are more than a few suspects. The plot is fast paced and I honestly didn’t figure out who the murders was until it was revealed. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series.”  (Amazon)

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A Zestful Little Murder: A Violet Carlyle Historical Mystery (The Violet Carlyle Mysteries Book 20) by [Byers, Beth]May 1926

Violet and Jack have gone to the country with their friends. They’ve decided to dive into the joys of a country life for the summer. Swimming, fishing with a large dose of napping.

While they’re enjoying the spring, Vi gets pulled into helping to plan and pull off a May Day celebration. She anticipates organizing games and possibly judging scones or flower bouquets. What she doesn’t envision is to stumble over a body and be pulled into the most unexpected of murder investigations.

Book TWENTY in the Violet Carlyle Mysteries. Are you ready for the roaring twenties? You’ll love Vi, her patient husband Jack, her indulgent twin Vic, and their friends. For fans of Carola Dunn, Jacqueline Winspear, Georgette Heyer, and Lee Strauss. A light, cozy mystery with a fun peek into life in the life of a bright young thing. No swearing, graphic scenes, or cliffhangers.

The Violet Carlyle Series

Murder & the Heir
Murder at Kennington House
Murder at the Folly
A Merry Little Murder
New Year’s Madness: A Short Story Anthology
Valentine’s Madness: A Short Story Anthology
Murder Among the Roses
Murder in the Shallows
Gin & Murder
Obsidian Murder
Murder at the Ladies Club
Weddings Vows & Murder
A Jazzy Little Murder
Murder by Chocolate
A Friendly Little Murder
Murder by the Sea
Murder On All Hallows
Murder in the Shadows
A Jolly Little Murder
Christmas Madness: A Short Story Anthology
Hijinks & Murder
Love & Murder
A Zestful Little Murder
Murder Most Odd (coming soon)
Nearly A Murder (coming soon)  (Amazon)

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Deadly Primrose (A Francis Oughterard mystery Book 7) by [Hill, Suzette A.]The unfortunate demise of a local woman while sea bathing at the Birling Gap sends Primrose Oughterard’s sleuthing antennae into overdrive.

Eccentric artist and indomitable amateur sleuth Primrose Oughterard is back in Lewes after her ‘Baden-Baden’ sojourn, but finds tragedy on her doorstep once again with the news that Elspeth Travers has drowned at sea while bathing at Birling Gap. The unfortunate Mrs Travers met her chilly demise in a black ruched swimming costume and pink floral cap, but Primrose is sure something is afoot. Elspeth hated swimming, and indeed frothy swimming hats – why was she in the water, and was her death really a tragic accident?

With so much incompetence around, Primrose feels compelled to investigate, and soon uncovers secrets, betrayal and nefarious deeds – with the help of her newly acquired pets, Maurice and Bouncer, inherited from her late brother, Francis. But just when Primrose thinks she’s solved the mystery, there’s an incredible twist…  (Amazon)

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Cool Demise: Grind and Bookmarks Mystery by [Sauerwein, Stanley]

She was ready for a change when her life took an unexpected turn, but she had no way of knowing her sanity escape to the scenic hamlet of Glacier would mean putting her hobby into practice.
How did her uncle’s pastry baker end up dead in her freezer?
And how can she prove her barista uncle had nothing to do with the cold-blooded murder?
Melanie Willoughby relies on the sleuthing skills of expert detectives who never lived, some old fashioned luck and the help of quirky new friends to piece together the truth behind Glacier’s latest murder – the case of the Podeski Popsicle.
Here’s a delightful cozy full of twists, turns and red herrings. A little fun and a whole lot of mystery.  (Amazon)

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The Darkness We Hide (The Undertaker's Daughter Book 3) by [Webb, Debra]Some secrets are worth dying for.

For months, Doctor Rowan Dupont has been staring death in the face. It followed her back to her hometown of Winchester, Tennessee, ten months ago, cloaking the walls of her family’s Victorian funeral home like a shroud. In investigating the mysterious deaths of her loved ones, Rowan has unearthed enough family secrets to bury everything she’d previously thought true. But each shocking discovery has only led to more bodies and more questions; the rabbit hole is deeper than she ever imagined.

Despite settling in to a comfortable life with Police Chief Billy Brannigan, Rowan knows dangerous serial killer Julian Addington is still out there. She can’t let her guard down now. Not when she’s this close to ending his torment once and for all. But with a storm brewing on the horizon, she’ll get only one shot before the impending darkness takes hold, threatening to wipe away every truth she’s uncovered—and everything she holds dear.  (Amazon)

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Berried (A Charlie Cooper Mystery, Volume 6) (Plus a Bonus Christmas Short Story) by [Ray, Deany]Her job title should be “walking disaster magnet”. With accolades. And it has nothing to do with her wearing glasses.
But hey, what do you expect from a former geeky precinct secretary doing serious detective work? Like…dead serious.

Berried is a fast-paced, stress-free cozy mystery with a touch of romance and a lot of humor. A light read with no gore or foul language, this book is perfect to unwind at the end of the day.

Charlie Cooper, former secretary for the Boston PD, chocolate enthusiast and private investigator extraordinaire takes on her most puzzling case yet. Having to work for the grumpiest man in town, Edgar McMillan, the only clues she gets to solve her next case are a lurking shadow, a gunshot blast, possibly a Tony winner, some Ponies and Betty’s crew. Needless to say, nobody knows who Betty is. Or her crew.

Oh, and there’s the dead body too. Charlie hates when that happens. Found in no other place than the client’s backyard just seconds after he was shot. But what was he doing there in the first place?

Adding to the stress is Charlie’s mother, who’s current project is redecorating the house, meaning there are more cans of paint in the kitchen than a batch of fresh baked cookies. To top it off, Charlie’s love life takes a hit when her boyfriend, Detective Alex Spencer, is assigned the same case as she is.

Together with Marge and Celeste, her best friends and business partners, Charlie sets out to find the killer and reinstall peace in her life.

Fans of Janet Evanovich, Jana DeLeon, Liliana Hart, Gina LaManna, Gretchen Archer, Gemma Halliday and JB Lynn will get hooked on this quirky cast of characters and their mishaps.

Berried includes a bonus Christmas short story: Jingled.  (Amazon)

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A Rift in Space and Crime (Multiverse Investigations Mysteries Book 2) by [McLean, RE]



A multiverse investigator is missing – can Alex find him?

Alex has returned in one piece from her first multiverse investigation. She’s caught the criminal, kept the crime from happening twice and made it back for closing time.

But there’s one problem. Mike Long, her new partner, is missing.

Can Alex find Mike in an unexplored universe, keep the mysterious rifts in spacetime from turning San Francisco into a puddle of goo, and live down the embarrassment of kissing Sarita after their last jump?  (Amazon)

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Fried Pickles and a Funeral: A Humorous and Heartwarming Cozy Mystery (Seasoned Southern Sleuths Cozy Mystery Book 4) by [Browning, Kelsey, Naigle, Nancy]The Golden Girls meet Dirty Harry…

From USA Today bestselling authors

When Hollywood A-listers swarm the small town of Summer Shoals, Georgia, for a celebrity funeral, Lillian takes in a temporary houseguest. She’s put him up in Abby Ruth’s empty bedroom, but after the charming visitor leaves, her adored arsenal has also disappeared.

Lil, Maggie, and Sera are in a tizzy trying to find the guns before Abby Ruth returns home. Then, when Abby Ruth divulges a heartbreaking secret, her friends are more determined than ever to solve this crime. Only this time the gals have crossed the line into deeper, more dangerous territory than ever before. 

Will these female sleuths recover Abby Ruth’s guns, or will they find themselves buried under a heap of lies?

Recipes included!

(Originally published as Under the Gun in the Granny/G Team series)

Although all books are stand alones, if you would like to read the entire series chronologically and follow the character development, the following is the correct order. The novellas are secondary to the main series.

1. In for a Penny

2. Collard Greens and Catfishing

3. Christmas Cookies and a Confession – A Jenny & Teague romantic adventure novella

4. Deviled Eggs and Deception

5. Sweet Tea and Second Chances – A Jenny & Teague romantic adventure novella

6. Fried Pickles and a Funeral

7. Wedding Mints and Witnesses  (Amazon)

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Gone with the Whisker (A Bookmobile Cat Mystery Book 8) by [Cass, Laurie]


A friendly feline and a feisty librarian merrily roll along in the newest Bookmobile Cat mystery…until murder stops them in their tracks!

It’s the summer season in Chilson, Michigan, and the town is packed with tourists ready for a fabulous Fourth of July fireworks show. Minnie Hamilton and her rescue cat, Eddie, have spent a busy day on the bookmobile, delivering good cheer and great reads to even the library’s most far-flung patrons. But Minnie is still up for the nighttime festivities, eager to show off her little town to her visiting niece, Katrina.

But then, during the grand finale of the fireworks display, Katrina discovers a body. Minnie recognizes the victim as one of the bookmobile’s most loyal patrons. And she knows she—and Eddie—will have to get to the bottom of this purr-fect crime.  (Amazon)

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What The Old Dog Saw and Heard Mystery And The Illuminated Fruit Mystery (Ronin Flash Fiction Collection Series Book 9) by [Higgins, Kristie Lynn]1. Type: flash fiction about 920 words
What The Old Dog Saw and Heard Mystery is a free Kindle Unlimited cozy mystery book and part of the Ronin Flash Fiction series. The ronin must solve a mystery surrounding a thief and a very unique dog.

2. Type: flash fiction about 525 words
The Illuminated Fruit Mystery is a free Kindle Unlimited cozy mystery book and part of the Ronin Flash Fiction series. The ronin must solve a mystery surrounding the thief of rare fruit.

Very quick reads, so sit back and enjoy this free kindle unlimited mysteries story.

Maji… a world fusing East and West cultures, during an era before the emergence of the steam engine. The sword was the ultimate weapon and brought order to the planet under the Emperor. Enter this alternate reality and see a fusing of two cultures. Travel through the world of ‘Ronin: Have Sword-Will Travel’ and see a glimpse of the age of the samurai full of intrigue and suspense.

Ronin: Have Sword-Will Travel Mystery Series:
1. The Missing Japanese Chin Mystery (dog mysteries novel)
2. How To Frame A Murder: Part One: Cat Painting Mystery
3. How To Frame A Murder: Part Two: Household Of Death Mystery

Ronin Flash Fiction Series:
1. The Tea Set Mystery
2. The Koi Pond Murder Mystery
3. A Bit Of Sweet Spice Mystery (Baking Mystery Into Cooking)
4. The Rice Paddy Murder Mystery (Food, Baking, And Cooking With Oil Of Mystery)
5. Midnight Blue Valerian Murder Mystery
6. Killer Azure Hornet Murder Mystery
7. Calico Japanese Bobtail Cat Mystery (Catnap! Kitty Missing! Kitten in trouble mysteries with cats)
8. Ivory Jade Cat Statue Mystery (Stolen kitty-cat statue)
9. Scarlet Ibis Fever Murder Mystery (infectious contagion)
10. Scarlet Lovers Murder Mystery
11. I Spy With My Little Cat’s Eye Mystery (stray cat is a witness to a crime)
12. Cat With One Eye Closed Mystery (rare feline coins cat mystery)
13. The Hammer And The Egg Murder Mystery
14. Who Is Guilty? The Kitten Or The Puppy Murder Mystery
15. The Kimono With The Red-Crowned Crane Mystery
16. The Cat Who Ate The Dog Murder Mystery
17. The Illuminated Fruit Mystery (cookbook mystery)
18. What The Old Dog Saw and Heard Mystery (dog mystery book)
19. A Hawkeye View Of Murder, A Vexed Archer Mystery
20. The Guilty Blowfish Mystery, A Recipe For Murder
21. The Sword Of Death
22. Sharper Than A Blade
23. The Leopard-Spotted Orchid Flower Mystery
24. The Horse And Carriage Murder Mystery

Meet the mysterious ronin detective who with sword in hand solves mysteries and helps those in need. Ronin: Have Sword-Will Travel Mystery book series is action mixed with mystery with a slash of thriller thrown in. Very quick whodunit mysteries. Be immersed in an alternate reality of the Japanese culture of the samurai mixed with a steampunk era of the American Wild West. Action-adventure thriller in a parallel world. An alternate history of Japan. An alternate reality with action adventure mysteries. Whodunnit mysteries mixed with Japanese culture.

New to Flash Fiction? Flash Fiction are very very short books to tickle your fancy. They are a great way to see a writer’s style and be introduced to the worlds they create and envision. These flash fiction pieces are part of a kindle unlimited mystery series so check them all out. Samurai detective and ronin gumshoe all rolled into one. Enjoy female sleuths mysteries then check out this crime thriller series. Two quick tales in one mystery short stories anthology. If you enjoy police detective mysteries, check out this ancient world where the tool of the trade was the mind. Grab these two short shorts and sit back, relax, and read this free Kindle Unlimited mystery short stories collection.  (Amazon)

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Murder at the Mena House (A Jane Wunderly Mystery Book 1) by [Neubauer, Erica Ruth]Well-heeled travelers from around the world flock to the Mena House Hotel—an exotic gem in the heart of Cairo where cocktails flow, adventure dispels the aftershocks of World War I, and deadly dangers wait in the shadows . . .
Egypt, 1926. Fiercely independent American Jane Wunderly has made up her mind: she won’t be swept off her feet on a trip abroad. Despite her Aunt Millie’s best efforts at meddling with her love life, the young widow would rather gaze at the Great Pyramids of Giza than into the eyes of a dashing stranger. Yet Jane’s plans to remain cool and indifferent become ancient history in the company of Mr. Redvers, a roguish banker she can’t quite figure out . . .
While the Mena House has its share of charming guests, Anna Stainton isn’t one of them. The beautiful socialite makes it clear that she won’t share the spotlight with anyone—especially Jane. But Jane soon becomes the center of attention when she’s the one standing over her unintentional rival’s dead body.
Now, with her innocence at stake in a foreign country, Jane must determine who can be trusted, and who had motive to commit a brutal murder. Between Aunt Millie’s unusual new acquaintances, a smarmy playboy with an off-putting smile, and the enigmatic Mr. Redvers, someone has too many secrets. Can Jane excavate the horrible truth before her future falls to ruin in Cairo . . . and the body count rises like the desert heat?  (Amazon)

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Dead in the Doorway: A House-Flipper Mystery by [Kelly, Diane]Dead in the Doorway is the second in a delightful cozy series from Diane Kelly set in Nashville—where the real estate market is to die for.


Whitney Whitaker has scored the perfect piece of real estate: a ramshackle white Colonial at the top of a hill with views of downtown Nashville. What more could a self-taught home-improvement maven and occasional house-flipper ask for? Ideally, the property of Whitney’s dreams would not have come with a dead body blocking the entrance to the foyer. But Whitney, always quick to take heavy-duty matters into her own hands, also happens to be a skilled amateur sleuth. So that helps.


Who is this older woman—and how did her corpse end up at the bottom of the staircase of this locked, unoccupied house? That is what Whitney, along with the support of her wood-working cousin Buck, Detective Collin Flynn, and, of course, feline partner-in-crime Sawdust, intends to find out. Her friendly-neighbor investigation takes a sharp turn, however, when Whitney discovers that the house’s former owner was a gourmet baker whose secret recipe for peach pie was to die for—perhaps literally. Now it’s up to Whitney to learn the truth about what happened before she loses this killer real-estate deal . . . and the killer comes knocking at her door.

“Adorable…Whitney and Sawdust are a welcome addition to your home and bookshelf.”—Kellye Garrett, Anthony, Agatha, and Lefty Award–winning author of the Hollywood Homicide series  (Amazon)

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New Releases For The Week Of March 29th, 2020–Part 3

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of March 29th, 2020. I am going to divide the list into 4 days because there are so very many of them for the week. Today is the third day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.



The Clutter Corpse (The Decluttering mysteries Book 1) by [Brett, Simon]


Introducing an engaging new amateur sleuth, declutterer Ellen Curtis, in the first of a brilliant new mystery series.

Ellen Curtis runs her own business helping people who are running out of space. As a declutterer, she is used to encountering all sorts of weird and wonderful objects in the course of her work. What she has never before encountered is a dead body.

When Ellen stumbles across the body of a young woman in an over-cluttered flat, suspicion immediately falls on the deceased homeowner’s son, who has recently absconded from prison. No doubt Nate Ogden is guilty of many things – but is he really the killer? Discovering a link between the victim and her own past, Ellen sets out to uncover the truth. But where has her best friend disappeared to? And is Ellen really prepared for the shocking revelations to follow?  (Amazon)

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A Double Shot of Magic (Perfect Brew Book 2) by [Carson, Jo-Ann]~ a recipe for love ~.
The Perfect Brew Trilogy, book 2
By Jo-Ann Carson

When evil rises, one witch must save the world. Cassie Black is a sorceress struggling with her growing powers and chaotic love life. As the guardian of a portal, she must stop a dark force spreading its influence in her small Pacific Northwest town.
Cassie’s friend Larry is shot twice in an alley. Clenched in his hand is a note, which reads, “BEWARE BLACK WITCH.” The note could mean many things, and none of them are good. As Cassie unravels the mystery of his death, someone tries to murder her.
Being a beautiful enchantress, Cassie attracts interesting men, who complicate her life. The very human detective, Gavin McGregor, suspects Cassie is the cause of all the unusual happenings in his own and watches her every move. Her former boyfriend, Alessandro, the vampire, wants her back in his life, alive or dead. Sanjay Kahn, a wickedly handsome, rogue warlock, vies for her attention and her heart.
A murder to solve, a force of darkness to wrestle with, and a full dance card … what more could a good witch want?
A Double Shot of Magic is the second book in the critically acclaimed Perfect Brew trilogy. It can be read as a stand-alone or as part of the series. If you like magical cozies with strong characters, romance, and humor, you’ll love this novel. It has a happy ending.
Buy A Double Shot of Magic today and enjoy a fun, heart-warming story filled with intrigue and sweet romance.  (Amazon)

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The Further Adventures of Kiki Lowenstein: Collection #2: Short Stories that Accompany the Kiki Lowenstein Mystery Series (The Further Adventures of Kiki Lowenstein, Collection #2) by [Slan, Joanna Campbell]More Quick, Clean Reads That Will Warm Your Heart!

The Further Adventures of Kiki Lowenstein, Collection 2 –

More stories (eight long ones and a novella) featuring your fictional best friend, Kiki. As an amateur sleuth, professional crafter, and loving mom, she’s the girl-next-door (if you lived next door to a detective agency). This is a delightful collection of short stories and a novella (short book). These 544 pages of fun are bound to put a smile on your face. Collection includes 1. The Hand-Lettering – -a reminder of what our loved ones really value 2 The Turtle Hater − an attempt on a turtle’s life pulls Kiki out of her shell 3. With Pleasure – a lost necklace may well ruin a family get-together 4. The Lucky Charm – the theft of a valuable coin endangers a girl’s life 5. The Lilac Festival –a nasty trickster lurks on Mackinaw Island 6. The Purple Passion – a customer begs Kiki to help clear her daughter when she is accused of sex-texting 7. The Pet Pig – a prize porker prompts a preemptive panic 8. Too Much Squash – a misunderstanding results in way too much zucchini 9. The Cupcake Caper – when a friend frets that she’s over the hill, Kiki decides to level the playing field. Note: To avoid spoilers, it’s best to read Ready, Scrap, Shoot: Book #6 in the Kiki Lowenstein Mystery Series first.  (Amazon)

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A Corpse at the Castle: A Scottish Cozy Mystery (The Highland Horse Whisperer Mysteries Book 1) by [Marshall, R.B.]There’s a killer at the royal castle!
When Izzy Paterson takes a job in the Scottish Highlands as horse trainer to the rather eccentric Lady Letham, she doesn’t expect to be rubbing shoulders with the Queen and her household.

But even those in privileged circles have enemies, and when a gruesome murder at Balmoral Castle throws suspicion on her new friend, handsome Craig MacDonald, only Izzy’s investigative skills stand between him and a long sentence at Her Majesty’s pleasure.

As Izzy fights to clear Craig’s name, can she gain acceptance from the suspicious residents of Glengowrie, infiltrate the mysterious Horseman’s Guild and piece together the clues… before the killer strikes again?

:: Readers of Molly Fitz, T E Kinsey or H Y Hanna should enjoy this entertaining Scottish story, the first book in the Highland Horse Whisperer cozy mystery series. Grab your copy of A Corpse at the Castle today, and experience Spring in the Scottish Highlands for yourself!  (Amazon)

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The Vermeer Deception: An Art Mystery (Zelda Richardson Mystery Series Book 4) by [Alderson, Jennifer S.]An art historian finds – then loses – a portrait by Johannes Vermeer in this thrilling art mystery set in Munich, Heidelberg, and Amsterdam.

When Zelda Richardson investigates a new lead about a missing portrait by Johannes Vermeer, no one expects her to actually find the painting in a retired art dealer’s home in Munich, Germany. Not her parents visiting from America; her boss, private detective Vincent de Graaf; or the rightful owner of the Nazi-looted artwork.

However, Zelda’s jubilation turns to horror when she arrives to pick up the portrait and finds the art dealer dead and several frames smoldering in his fireplace.

Was the Vermeer a fake and its ‘discovery’ a cruel joke played on a Nazi victim? The Munich police, Zelda’s family, and Vincent certainly think so.

Yet the art dealer’s best friend believes he was murdered and the real Vermeer stolen by an underground network of art looters, one established during World War II and still active today. The problem is, no one believes him – except Zelda.

Zelda soon finds herself in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse with immoral art collectors, corrupt dealers, and an all-to-real killer who wants her to stop searching.

Can Zelda uncover the truth about the Vermeer before she is painted out of the picture permanently?

The Vermeer Deception is Book 4 in the Zelda Richardson Mystery Series. The novels in this series can be read in any order.  (Amazon)

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Killer Country Club (The Snoop Group Book 4) by [Rossi, Suzanne]


Anne Jamieson is not immune to death—after all her boyfriend is a police detective. But when she finds a dead woman floating in a pool, suspicion falls on Anne’s friend, Candace Warren. Not only was she recently released from jail, she’s a convicted murderer. And the murder scene is Candace’s former home.
With her friend the only suspect, Anne takes matters into her own hands. She joins the country club where the deceased was a member—to track down the real killer.
After a second body surfaces in the club’s hot tub, Anne becomes the target. Can she and her Snoop Group cronies catch the killer before Anne ends up in her own watery grave?  (Amazon)

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Inspector Ghote Plays a Joker (An Inspector Ghote Mystery) by [Keating, H. R. F.]Inspector Ghote, ‘one of the great creations of detective fiction’ (Alexander McCall Smith), is assigned his most baffling case yet: preventing the murder . . . of a flamingo, in this classic mystery  with a brand-new introduction by bestselling author Vaseem Khan.

Inspector Ganesh Ghote of the Bombay CID is taken aback when his boss, the rage-prone Deputy Superintendent Naik, cheerfully summons him with an unusual order: to stop a murder. But his boss’s good mood turns out to be the least bizarre thing about the situation. For the potential murder victim is an expensive flamingo – a gift from the US Consul – and if Ghote doesn’t prevent it meeting the same tragic end as its three companions, it could result in serious embarrassment for the government.

Saddled with the most incompetent sergeant in the history of policing, Ghote investigates with his usual thoroughness, and soon suspects the flamingo-slaying is linked to a whole series of elaborate, unkind pranks. Who would do such a thing, and why? The hard-working inspector doesn’t get the joke. But when the case takes a darker turn, all thoughts of humour are forgotten . . .  (Amazon)

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Inspector Ghote Goes by Train (An Inspector Ghote Mystery) by [Keating, H. R. F.]Quietly dignified Inspector Ghote, ‘one of the great creations of detective fiction’ (Alexander McCall Smith), finds himself trapped on a train with a fellow passenger who may – or may not – be the legendary confidence trickster he is travelling to collect, in this classic mystery  with a brand-new introduction by bestselling author Vaseem Khan.

When Inspector Ganesh Ghote boards the train to Calcutta, he’s looking forward to spending forty hours detached from his responsibilities, but nevertheless still doing his job. He is on his way to collect legendary swindler A. K. Bhattacharya, who’s defrauded wealthy art-lovers for years, and bring him back to Bombay to stand trial.

But his peace and quiet is immediately disturbed by a chatty fellow traveller, who, Ghote soon realises, talks relentlessly but never gives anything personal away. Who is this man, who never takes off his sunglasses, and whose hair appears freshly dyed? The good inspector’s heart stops when he sees the initials on his companion’s case: A.K.B.

A. K. Bhattacharaya, the master trickster, is in prison in Calcutta, awaiting transfer under Ghote’s custody to Bombay. It would be the wildest fantasy to think he should be sitting on the train with Ghote instead.

Wouldn’t it?  (Amazon)

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A Witch Too Frozen (Crystal Springs Cozy Witch Mystery Book 5) by [Lester, Paula, Harmon, M.E.]Revenge is best served cold…but Frozen?

The Winter Solstice Games are happening in Crystal Springs, and the town’s trouble-prone new fiftyish witch, Cascade Lorne, is smack-dab in the middle of the activities.

That is . . . until the top athletes start to die in the cold-clutches of the Grim Reaper.

This time around, Cas has a new crop of magic-related problems, and the relationship with her hot shifter boyfriend is on the rocks. Yet, when a handsome new friend asks for help, she’s compelled to jump into the chilly waters to track down an ice-cold killer.

But this time, Death is reaching out with bitter, brittle fingers to deliver a blunt blow that’s guaranteed to leave Crystal Springs more than breathless. When this Reaper is done, everyone in town is going to suffer a freeze so deep, they’ll be left dead to the world.

Will Cas survive the homicidal cold snap or be frozen stiff by the arctic blast of a ruthless, stone-hearted slayer? Revenge is best served cold . . . but Frozen?  (Amazon)

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DEAD FLAT: a trilogy featuring Pascal d'Onscon (Bennett Sisters Mysteries Book 13) by [McClendon, Lise]


The full trilogy of DEAD FLAT, a mystery featuring the Bennett Sisters’ favorite Frenchman, Pascal d’Onscon. Pascal is a wine fraud policeman who is called out of the Dordogne to investigate a bottle scam in Champagne as a favor to his boss. Thus begins a whirlwind August for Pascal and Merle, as he must also rescue his sister from a bad domestic situation, investigate the suspicious death of a vintner, and decide if he will accept a desirable promotion that will take him to headquarters in Paris– and away from his life with Merle Bennett. “This trio of releases has come at a good time for me. The dreary winter months have been made a little less so by being allowed to visit France with Merle and Pascal. I love the Bennett Sisters Books, and of course, have a huge crush on Pascal! Keep writing and I will keep reading.”  (Amazon)

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A Persevering Heart (Georgia Peaches Book 1) by [Prysock, Lisa]

When Ms. Pepper Anne Barrington isn’t driving her convertible Aston Martin or writing her bestselling mysteries, she’s busy solving real-life dilemmas happening to her three grown children or the guests visiting her Atlanta bed and breakfast, Edgewater Coventry B & B. It seems to Miss Pepper, there’s always an air of romance, mystery, and perhaps a little adventure and mayhem at the restored 19th century plantation.

When handsome handyman and popular up and coming musician, Bradley Fielding, inherits his grandmother’s Victorian estate in Georgia, he relocates his band from Nashville to Atlanta to oversee the renovations. He decides to stay at the Edgewater Coventry B & B while the Fielding house that has been in his family for generations is being remodeled. All kinds of things begin to go wrong, including the disappearance of his sister and an antique pocket watch.

Patricia Johnston, avid reader and administrative assistant to Miss Pepper, is perhaps the most disturbed of all when she is framed for stealing Brad Fielding’s antique watch. She’s off to the wrong start in her new job—and with one of the country’s most eligible bachelors.

Don’t miss the adventure, romance, and sometimes mystery in “A Persevering Heart,” Book 1 of the new, exciting Christian and inspirational series, ‘Georgia Peaches,’ where each novella ends with a happily ever after in spite of a number of obstacles.  (Amazon)

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Fields' Guide to Pharaohs (The Poppy Fields Adventures Book 5) by [Mulhern, Julie]

Poppy Fields, Hollywood IT girl and super-secret spy, travels to Egypt looking for answers.

But amidst assassination attempts, money launderers, and missing treasure, answers are hard to come by.
Poppy must trust new allies, forgive old wrongs, and find a forgotten pharaoh or the next tomb she enters may be her own.

“How can life or death be so much fun?” ~ Goodreads reviewer  (Amazon)

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Dogcatcher in the Rye (Bought-the-Farm Mystery Book 1) by [Riggs, Ellen]Turning a hobby farm into a quaint country inn is a piece of cake compared to solving a murder.

Ivy Galloway may not know an alpaca from a llama, but nothing’s going to stop her from pursuing her dream of opening a farm-themed inn in her hometown of Clover Grove. Not after what she went through to rescue Keats, her brilliant border collie, and flee the big city.

When Keats finds a body pushing up daisies in her rye field, however, the murder puts a blight on Ivy’s plans to welcome her first official guests in just three weeks. The police chief refuses to rush his investigation. Does he really believe she’s a suspect or is he just holding a grudge over what happened in high school?

To clear her name, Ivy starts digging up clues. The former HR exec is no stranger to interviewing, and Keats is a dog who loves a job. As she juggles sleuthing with getting the inn ready to launch, she almost reaches the end of her tether. With her beloved farm’s very future on the line can she solve the case before the killer comes after her next?

Dogcatcher in the Rye is perfect for animal-lovers, and anyone who likes curling up with a fun, fast-paced cozy mystery.

Delicious recipes included!  (Amazon)

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New Releases For The Week Of March 29th,2020–Part 2

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of March 29th, 2020. I am going to divide the list into 4 days because there are so very many of them for the week. Today is the second day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.


The Midsummer Murders: A Paranormal Cozy Mystery (The Maid, Mother, and Crone Paranormal Mystery Series Book 3) by [Nojack, Jill]When an elderly witch leaves a freshly mummified corpse that is rapidly crumbling to dust, dark magic must be to blame, mustn’t it? But when Natalie Taylor, high priestess of the local coven, investigates, she finds no magic present. Not a crumb. She’ll have to leave it to the town’s coroner to sort this one out.

Plus, she has her hands full with a disobedient trainee witch, a murder of crows that have chosen Cat’s Magical Shoppe as their favorite roosting place, and rising panic among the townspeople that the quirky town of Giles is in the throes of a new plague. Medical-mask wearing residents would ruin attendance at the annual Witching Faire. 

But when two more witches crumble to dust, it doesn’t matter if she’s dealing with magical murder or a murderous plague; the people she loves are in mortal danger. Can she find the cause and stop it before one of them is taken?

Each book in the Maid, Mother, and Crone series is a stand-alone mystery with a cast of ongoing characters.  (Amazon)

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A Place of Reckoning: A chilling psychological murder mystery full of suspense and deadly twists (Detective Tom Blake book 2) by [Burgess, J.F.]Three women. Two bodies. One deadly secret.

Pottery tycoon Charles Lancaster knows who kidnapped his wife.

He’s sure it was the brutally dangerous ex bare-knuckle fighter, Patrick Dunne. Patrick promised to avenge his son who died in a tragic accident in one of Charles’ factories. It’s an open and shut case…

 …until a headless body turns up in a remote Peak District pool, its back tattooed with a cryptic Tarot card. As Detective Inspector Tom Blake and FBI profiler Lucy Stryker dig into the mystery, they unearth long-buried secrets about an historic conspiracy and a clandestine cult. But with a sadistic killer on the loose, and everyone hiding things, it’s not just the victim’s life that hangs in the balance. Will anyone get out alive?

Because when the powerful are pointing the finger, you’d better watch your back…

What readers are saying:

‘Building on the success of his debut novel, The Killer Shadow Thieves, the author now plunges DI Tom Blake into a darkness he could never have imagined.’ Alyson Read, The Word Is Out – Alyson’s Reviews

‘What an amazing storytelling talent J.F.Burgess has!!! A Place of Reckoning is an utterly gripping psychological thriller: a real page-turner.’ Audrey Gibson, Goodreads

‘DI Blake and Lucy Stryker make a fantastic team to solve this dark mysterious case. It’s a crime thriller full of suspense which will grip you until the end… hugely enjoyable!’ Shiva Patel, Goodreads  (Amazon)

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Phony Photos (Cozy Corgi Mysteries Book 16) by [Abbott, Mildred]New Year’s Eve is a time for travel plans, nerves of steel, and secrets…

Excitement and anxiety envelop Winifred and Leo as they prepare for their first trip together—New Year’s Eve in New York City. For Fred, whose fondest pastime is curling up by the fire with a well-loved book, figuring out what clothes to pack is a challenge, but nothing compared to the emotional knot and turmoil of leaving her cherished corgi sidekick, Watson.

It is more than Fred’s nerves, however, or Watson’s grumpy mood, that threaten the trip. When Fred receives a text from Leo about a meeting at Madame Delilah’s Old Tyme Photography, a quick errand leads to an unexpected mystery. And soon more than travel plans are in danger.

In Estes Park, gossip and rumors circulate, and Fred finds support not just among friends and family, but from an unlikely cast of allies. Midnight celebrations and resolutions are the farthest thoughts from Fred’s mind as New Year’s Eve draws closer.

And as deceptions and secrets are laid out in picture-perfect clarity for the whole world to see, Fred and Watson face a fight for survival…

(This culinary cozy mystery includes a recipe for indulgent croque monsieur biscuits.)  (Amazon)

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A Fatal Yarn (A Knit & Nibble Mystery Book 5) by [Ehrhart, Peggy]Pamela Paterson and her Knit and Nibble club must clear the name of one of their knitters when he’s accused of murdering the mayor . . .
The trees in Arborville, New Jersey, have started sporting sweaters. Part of the trend of public knitting art? Not exactly. An anonymous activist has been wrapping trunks in yarn to cover red X’s that mark certain trees for removal by the town so they don’t interfere with power lines. When the town’s mayor—who supports cutting down the trees—is murdered, Pamela wonders if the tree hugger committed homicide to prevent arborcide. A knitter is arrested, but it’s one of Knit and Nibble’s own—the harmless Rolland DeCamp, who was seen arguing with the mayor. Pamela is sure the police are barking up the wrong tree. With the help of her reporter friend Bettina, she branches off on her own investigation to root out the real killer . . .
Knitting tips and delicious recipe included!  (Amazon)

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Rebekkah Rye thought the excitement in her life left along with her ex-best friend, Chord Price, when he left her in Coweta, Oklahoma to further his music career. That is, until the popular app “Lifeview” enters the field.

Now, it’s up to Rebekkah to put a stop to Grey–a mysterious user steadily building an empire through their exploitations of Lifeview’s 24/7 live-streaming features–and their cronies’ dastardly plans before it’s too late.

All the while, she deals with haunting memories, a sick mother, and the return of a familiar face.

Armed with connections and a sharp whit, maybe victory won’t be unattainable.  (Amazon)

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The Ghost and the Silver Scream (Haunting Danielle Book 24) by [Holmes, Bobbi, McIntyre, Anna J.]



Hollywood descends on Marlow House in preproduction for the movie adaptation of Walt’s bestselling novel, Moon Runners. Hoping for inspiration, they found death instead.

There’s a murderer loose, and as the body count increases, secrets are revealed—and it starts to get a little crowded with all these new ghosts hanging around.  (Amazon)

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A Roost and Arrest (Clucks and Clues Cozy Mysteries Book 3) by [Avis, Hillary]Farmed and dangerous…

Leona’s spirits are flying as high as the flags over Honeytree’s Fourth of July Festival. Her fledgling egg business is booming, her new relationship is flourishing, and it’s finally warm enough to put the top down on her convertible. Everything is sunny-side up.

But her good mood disappears faster than a speeding pullet when the local beauty queen is shot during the fireworks finale—and the murder is pinned on one of her close friends.

Now Leona must work around the cluck to find the real killer before her friend is cooped up permanently in the state pen.

A Roost and Arrest, the third book in the Clucks and Clues Cozy Mysteries, is a cock-a-doodle who-dunnit that will keep you giggling and guessing until the end.

No gore or other explicit content, just good, clean murder.   (Amazon)

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A Bloody Irish Curse (The Jennifer Hunter Series Book 3) by [Gene, Kacey]Spring Break is a Blast…When There’s not Blood Everywhere

Oh, the joy of a holiday in Ireland. The rolling green hills, the continuous kettles of tea, the charming cottages with roaring fires, and the blood spurting from the pipes. Wait. What?

Jennifer Hunter is looking to get away for Spring Break, and she figures that visiting her old college roommate and friend, Lexy Craig, in Ireland is a perfect destination. But, from the moment Jennifer steps foot inside her Irish lodgings, which look like a psychedelic candy shop, she’s swept up in a whirlwind of bunnies, ancient tales, and barbaric men who blame her for cursing their village.

And that’s all in the first ten minutes of her arrival.

When Jennifer stumbles upon a bed of blood and a missing body, all eyes turn to her as the suspect. Why? Because she triggered the Tuath Irish Curse, of course. And how exactly did she manage to do that? By touching a bunny.

These hare-raising accusations send Jennifer into a tailspin where she’s determined to break this supposed curse and get on with the relaxing and reminiscing she had planned for this vacation. But that bloody bed and missing body are only the first of many as contestants from the Miss Bunny Beauty Contest not only disappear but also keep leaving Jennifer at the scene of the crime. Talk about NOT having the luck of the Irish.

With a mysteriously handsome groundskeeper offering support, her friend Lexy dead set on fixing Jennifer’s broken relationship with Jake, and an old man roaming the halls on Ambien and telling Jennifer ancient secrets, it’s no wonder that Jennifer goes as mad as a March hare.

She went on Spring Break hoping to get away, but now she’s praying she can survive the curse that will force her to confront her deepest fears and her buried desires.

Those who like Carlene O’Connor’s Irish Village Mystery Series and Ellery Adams’s The Secret, Book & Scone Society will love cuddling up with the cozy plot twists and unforgettably delightful characters of Kacey Gene’s A Bloody Irish Curse.  (Amazon)

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A Latte Difficulty (The CafFunated Mysteries Book 3) by [Strong, Angela Ruth]


Can two baristas track down a gunman after the espresso shot heard ‘round the world?

When Marissa witnesses an attempted murder during the 4th of July parade, it starts a battle for her independence. She is forced to hide out in a safehouse, leaving her co-owner, Tandy, to run their coffee shop, track down the criminal, and, worse, plan Marissa’s wedding. Thankfully Tandy has help, but can she really trust the P.I. in a bow tie, her new deaf barista who acts more like a bartender, or a wedding planner who’s keeping secrets?

The threat on Marissa’s future goes from bad to worse when her bridal gown is covered in blood. Though her fiancé, Connor, agrees to give up his identity to join her in the Witness Protection Program, Marissa refuses to wave the white flag. Instead, she enlists Tandy to help her fight for truth, justice, and the Americano way.  (Amazon)

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Cherry Slice (A Cherry PI Mystery Book 1) by [Stone, Jennifer]Reality TV turns deadly in Cherry Hinton’s first case

When Kenny Thorpe, a contestant on Expose TV’s Big Blubber, the hot new celebrity weight-loss show, is murdered on live television in front of 3 million viewers, the case seems pretty watertight. After all, everyone saw Martin do it – didn’t they?

Cherry Hinton knows there’s more to this than meets the eye. As an investigative reporter, she went undercover on dating show Caravan of Love… but after getting in too deep with one of the other contestants, she was caught knickerless in front of the nation. Humiliated, fired and heartbroken, she has fled to Brentwood, where she opens a cake shop, and tries to forget all about Expose.

Until Kenny Thorpe’s sister walks into her shop with a letter that turns Cherry’s world upside down. Is Martin innocent? How is infamous gangster Leon Solent involved? Is Expose to blame, and is there a killer still on the loose?

Cherry is the only one in a position to find out.  (Amazon)

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Frozen Fear (Murder In Season Cozy Mystery Book 1) by [Shillolo, Anne]No badge, no gun, no backup.
But injured cop Claire Beckett is right in the path of a killer. The death of a look-alike friend brings murder right to the front door of Claire’s quaint log cabin. After being shot in the line of duty she’s spending the winter in cottage country to recover, but it’s more than a vacation. Much more.
The picturesque village of Falcon Lake serves up murder, kidnapping, a mysterious new neighbor, and a blizzard of clues and suspects.
When Detective Constable Claire Beckett decides to spend the winter up north with her partner’s dog, Kojak, mistaken identity leads to a web of death and corruption that may lead all the way back to the city where Claire is still on the payroll. For the moment.
An evening visit to Marina’s Café brings more than latte and dessert. Claire visits with her artist friends and enjoys some music, but by the end of the night, one person is dead. The local police are working hard, but Claire thinks the ‘crime of opportunity’ theory is all wrong. Falcon Lake just doesn’t seem like the kind of place where thugs wait outside the local businesses to rob them. She’s determined to find out who killed her friend Kayla, and why.
Her neighbor is newcomer Miles Gallagher, and he’s distant and as chilly as the winter weather. But helping Claire stay alive and stop a killer may thaw his heart.
Meanwhile things aren’t adding up for Claire at work. The tragedy of her boss’s ambush, where she herself was injured, is being laid at her doorstep. How can she clear her name and get back to work?
Book 1 of the Murder In Season cozy mystery series.  (Amazon)

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Saucy Slaughter (Brightstone Paranormal Mystery Book 2) by [Rising, Missy ]

It was like a dream…
Or a nightmare, how on Earth had I managed to move home?
And how was I going to survive it?

The town of Brightstone wants Key Darkstone to be their hero. She isn’t a hero. She doesn’t want to be a hero. But in a town this full of baggage, if she wants to retain any part of her identity, she is going to have to fight for it.

When a series of murders start again, Key wants no part of it. She hands it off to the sheriff and his deputy and walks away. As if things would be that easy.

Key is drawn into the search for the murderer, because once again the whole town is at stake, three warring factions have descended and they want the murderer or blood will flow. But the secrets of Brightstone are bubbling to the surface. One after the other.

And Key will make a decision…can she forgive and forget….

Can she finally call Brightstone home?  (Amazon)

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Death of a Blueberry Tart (Hayley Powell Mystery Book 12) by [Hollis, Lee]

It may not be front page news, but Island Times food and cocktails columnist Hayley Powell is now happily married. Before she can set sail on her honeymoon cruise, however, Hayley’s mom, Sheila, pays an impromptu visit—and promptly becomes the prime suspect in a murder.
The victim is Sheila’s old high school rival, Caskie Lemon-Hogg, known for her homemade blueberry pies and her home-wrecking flirtations. As Hayley teams up with her BFFs Liddy and Mona to clear her mother’s name, Sheila reunites with Liddy’s mom Celeste and Mona’s mom Jane for their own amateur sleuthing. The race is on between the moms and the daughters to find out who served this blueberry tart her just desserts . . .
Includes seven delectable recipes from Hayley’s kitchen!  (Amazon)

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