New Releases For The Week Of September 15th, 2019–Part 2

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of September 15th, 2019. 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.


Scones, tea, and a stabbing…

When Tabitha Darling entered Cafe La Femme in a reality TV show hosted by an infamous “bad boy” Chef, she never expected to be a suspect in his murder.

When Xanthippe Carides quit working in a cafe to become a private detective, she never expected one of her first cases would be keeping Tabitha out of jail…

These two friends have a mystery to solve, and only one of them is telling the whole truth.



Praise for Drowned Vanilla

“A delicious, frothy confection, full of vintage frocks, murder, heart, and fun. Tabitha Day is my favorite mystery heroine in years…and she is anything but vanilla!” – Stephanie Burgis

Drowned Vanilla is a deliciously intriguing Tasmanian tale of missing girls and murder. One of the most original crime novels I’ve read in ages, this second book in the Cafe la Femme series sparkles with Livia Day’s unique brand of murder-mystery served with a triple helping of mouthwatering desserts, vintage fashion and romantic tension. A wonderful, exuberant and quirky novel that warms your heart, makes you laugh, and keeps you turning the pages until the very last.” – Poppy Gee  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Paperback











Vengeful Vampire at Wonky Inn: Wonky Inn Book 8 by [Wycherley, Jeannie]Vampires are a pain in Alf’s neck.

After hosting a diabolical vampire wedding last Halloween, Alf had imagined that Whittle Inn had seen the last of those long-toothed monsters. She’d pointedly barred them from ever setting foot or fang in her part of the English countryside again.

But since then, one thing has continued to bother our favourite wonkiest witch.

Who killed the handsome young vampire Thaddeus? And why?

Now Alf will have to grit her teeth. Despite her protestations, her undead foes are breathing down her neck once more and threatening to make an unwelcome return to her wonky inn. Is anyone safe? How long before another one of their number bites the dust?

Given their previous escapades, Alf and her friends are keen to provide a sharp reality check. Alf heads off to Transylvania to make things right, but will the evil Count Grigor and his coven of fiends have the last laugh? Is Alf a match for these bite-young things?

Find out in Vengeful Vampire at Wonky Inn.

A clean and cozy standalone that complements the series as a whole. If you enjoy chaotic and humorous tales of witches, wizards, ghosts, vampires, ents and owls, the Wonky Inn books will cast their spell on you.

Read them now.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Cougar Trouble (A Trinity Falls Series Book 2) by [St. James, Jenna]A Recently-Discharged Veteran

An Independent Widowed Woman

A Noticeable Age Gap

One Flip of a Card…

What happens when four elderly busybodies decide to play matchmaker in an unexpected way?

When Monica Swanson rented out her cottage to smoking hot Army veteran Jacob Parkerson, she had no idea the trouble she was in for. It wouldn’t be so bad if he wasn’t in her line of sight every time she turned around. But the worst part? Jacob was nearly ten years younger! Just when she’s about to throw in the towel and make him move, Monica’s mother, along with the other gaggle of seniors who love to hang out at the senior center, decide to step in and take control of the situation. After all, if there’s one person who knows what it’s like to be a cougar in a small town, it’s Monica’s mom. With one flip of a card, Monica and Jacob’s fates are determined…three dates, three different people. Can Monica and Jacob survive the set-up…while still holding on to their budding new friendship? Or will social norms dictate they each find someone new? Someone their own age?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle














Witch on Ice: A Bigfoot Bay Witches Paranormal Cozy Mystery by [Larson, Cat]

I’m a witch in love with a frog. And you thought you had problems.

Hi, my name is Sammara Eve Hain and I don’t admit that to just anyone.

Especially the witch part.

If it were up to me, I would’ve been born into a nice, normal family. One that went camping on weekends and played board games and watched television.

Not one that spent their Saturday nights cackling around a cauldron and turning people into frogs.

Okay, that’s an exaggeration. They don’t cackle.

But they’re definitely not normal. And the frog thing?

May I introduce my fiancé, Fernando? Mr. Short, Green, and Bewitched.

Courtesy of my sister.

All I ever wanted when I left my small town of Bigfoot Bay thirteen years ago was to disappear into the big city and lead an ordinary life.

I never expected to return.

And when I stumbled upon my childhood nemesis frozen solid inside a wall of ice, I never expected I’d be forced to stay.

With my betrothed frog at my side and no sister in sight.

** Witch on Ice is the first in a new humorous cozy mystery series. Suitable for all ages. **  (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle












ADeath on Clevedon Beach: An absolutely addictive English cozy mystery novel (A Sukey Reynolds Mystery Book 10) by [Rowlands, Betty] seaside town, scrumptious ice cream… mysterious murder?

Sukey Reynolds is back from holiday, feeling happy and relaxed. She and a friend have been touring the French coast, enjoying the wine and cheese, and soaking up the sun in Brittany. She has barely unpacked her bags when she is sent back to the seaside but, this time, not for fun…

Sukey arrives at the charming coastal town of Clevedon, where a woman’s body has been washed up on the sandy beach. Her identity is a mystery, but Sukey is determined to find out how she ended up there and who exactly she is.

The police are at their wits’ end, and with no leads or suspects, Sukey decides to leaf through old cases. She is shocked to realise this woman is not the first to turn up on the shore and even finds a link between the cold cases: several of the murder suspects had the same decorative tattoo inked on their skin. After some further investigating, she realises the distinctive symbol means ‘death’.

Her superiors scoff at her theory, so it’s up to Sukey to prove them wrong and find the devious killer herself. From tattoo parlours to the music halls, she has no shortage of places to investigate. But can she uncover the true culprit, and the identity of the mystery woman, before they strike again?

An absolutely gripping murder mystery from the queen of cozy crime, perfect for fans of Agatha Christie, P.D. James or Faith Martin.

This book was previously published as A Fool There Was.

Readers love Death on Clevedon Beach!

‘An unputdownable whodunnit… Great descriptions, fast-paced narrative and characters that make you feel part of the setting. Looking forward to next in the series!’ Goodreads Reviewer

Betty Rowlands is one of the mistresses of British mysteries and I adore her… The writing is superb, as are her whodunnits. You can’t go wrong with any of the books in this or the Melissa Craig series.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

I always read these books first and always have a smile on my face when I have finished. More please.’ NetGalley Reviewer

I loved this book and this addictive series!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

Lots of great twists and turns that truly kept me guessing… My favourite of the series so far, although I highly recommend them all.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘This is my tenth book in this series and undoubtedly the best. I love the characters and the mystery is challenging… Her books are impossible to put down from start to finish.’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars

Betty does it again with another murder case for Sukey… You’ll find yourself trying to help solve the crimes. This one has lots of twists that will have you reading until the end.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

Lots of twists and turns… Will keep you guessing right to the end.’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars

I just love these stories and they get better and betterA great mystery that left me guessing after every chapter. Recommended to mystery fans.’ NetGalley Reviewer  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback













Orange Mousse and a Fatal Truce (Sandy Bay Cozy Mystery Book 15) by [Crewes, Amber]A murdered scorned wife. A prime suspect losing their mind literally and figuratively. A small town bakery owner whose generosity links her to the deceased and accused.

When Meghan is invited to cater for the wedding of one of the oldest citizens of Sandy Bay, she’s happy for the bride-to-be and the opportunity to introduce the guests to her latest creation – orange mousse! Still, she longs for the day when she can wear a white dress and walk down the aisle to marry her Prince Charming.

On the day of the wedding, everything seems perfect. The venue is glorious. The weather is beautiful. The couple are radiating love. Until… a strange woman stops the ceremony and claims to be the wife of the groom. Things take a turn for the worse when this strange woman is found dead, a day later, on the beach.

All circumstantial and factual evidence seems to point to one suspect. The police think this person did it. The people of Sandy Bay believe this person did it. The jilted bride KNOWS this person did it.

But Meghan has her doubts. If there’s one thing that living in a small town has taught her, it’s that nothing is as it first appears. Can she piece the clues that will reveal the real killer and allow a happily ever after ending?

Book 15 in the Bestselling Sandy Bay Cozy Mystery series! If you want to enjoy a light-hearted read, with an amateur female sleuth, mouth-watering culinary desserts and a gripping murder mystery with a touch of romance, then you’ll love Meghan Truman and all the quirky characters in Sandy Bay.

No cliffhanger, swearing or graphic scenes!

Start reading Orange Mousse and a Fatal Truce and see how events unfold in this cozy mystery.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













A Deadly Referral and Other Mystery Stories by [Lynch-Harris, Ashley]Can Private Investigator Hugo Flynn solve the peculiar case of one man and both of his deaths, or uncover the deadly meaning behind a series of numbers whispered by a doctor in his dying breath?

Does the English countryside lose its appeal for the Emerald Historical Society when their exciting search for a rare Egyptian jewel is marred by murder?

And why, after ten years, has Dr. Finch’s return to the small town of Lucea, Jamaica, incited poisonings and unearthed past crimes? The locals blame Obeah—witchcraft—but Dr. Finch suspects something far worse.

Murder, theft, coded messages…

All these questions and more are answered in this collection of intriguing whodunits.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback















Witches & Words (A Library Witch Mystery Book 4) by [Adams, Elle]

It’s the new year in Ivory Beach, and Rory is nursing a broken heart after the Reaper’s abrupt departure from town. A distraction comes in the form of a batch of new tourists visiting the library, but when a holidaying stranger returns a rare book to her family and is then found dead, Rory finds herself in hot water again.

Handling rare books is second nature to Rory’s family, but this one has a little more personality than Rory is used to. Not only is it refusing to divulge its secrets, the killer might still be lurking among the hotel’s other guests. When Rory meets fellow witch Blair Wilkes, visiting from the town of Fairy Falls with her boyfriend Nathan, Blair offers to use her unusual magical talent to help Rory to get to the bottom of the mystery.

Complicating matters, the Reaper returns to town along with his terrifying boss. Working with the Reaper again might be the only way for Rory to solve the murder, but more than her heart is in danger this time.

Can Rory solve the mystery, repair her relationship with Xavier and stop the killer before he strikes again?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












BLIND ESCAPE (Lucille Pfiffer Mystery Series Book 2) by [Taylor, Tanya R.]



Lucille Pfiffer sees, but not with her eyes. She lives with her beloved dog Vanilla (“Nilla” for short) in a cozy neighborhood that is quite “active” due to what occurred in the distant past.

In this installment: The town of Chadsworth has a new headache on its hand…a puzzling murder for blind Lucille Pfiffer to solve. Will the mystery be unraveled in record time or will the stealthy killer or killers find their way to Lucille’s doorstep?

Vanilla, once again claims her role as “protector”. But Lucille is majorly concerned – not just for her own safety, but for that of her cherished pet.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Blue Collar Bluff (A Spicetown Mystery Book 4) by [Richey, Sheri]


When a construction accident spawns a slew of suspicions at the work site of the old popcorn factory, Mayor Cora Mae Bingham begins to regret her decision to renovate the abandoned building. Her vision of creating a beautiful community center for the citizens has turned into chaos.

With Police Chief Conrad Harris out of town, Cora Mae has to take matters into her own hands to investigate the situation. Will Officer “Wink” Hobson be able to keep up?   (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback



New Releases For The Week Of September 15th, 2019–Part 1

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of September 15th, 2019. 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.


A Murder at the Country Club: A Funny and Sporting Cozy Mystery (Canterbury Golf Club Cozy Mysteries Book 1) by [Archer, Jessa]

On the night of the Canterbury Golf Club’s First Annual Glow-ball Golf Tournament, Lady Captain Beatrice Yates argues with Rudolph “Ruddy” Agani in front of all the members and specially invited guests because Ruddy can’t get along with anyone. When Ruddy is found murdered on the club’s seventeenth hole soon after, Beatrice becomes the prime suspect. Even her best friend and golf partner, Trudi, struggles to defend her.

But Beatrice is not the only golfer who wanted to bash Ruddy over the head with a niblick. Ruddy was a stingy old coot and owed plenty of people in the small town money that he could’ve paid back, and he had carried those penny-pinching ways over to the club’s finances, too. The list of suspects looks like Saturday morning’s tee times schedule.

With her best friend, Trudi, and her cantankerous uncle Arnie at her side, retired kindergarten-teacher Beatrice is prepared to play the whole course to solve the mystery, find the killer, and repair the club’s reputation before money problems force her cherished club to close.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback















TLions and Tigers and Ghosts, Oh My! (Brady Paranormal Investigations Book 5) by [Crowley, Harper]he cat’s out of the bag, and it’s stalking visitors at a small midwestern zoo.

Investigating a haunted zoo was supposed to be a breeze, especially compared to Meredith Brady’s last few cases. After all, ghostly lions aren’t exactly dangerous, and a little zoo tucked away in Indiana shouldn’t be giving anyone nightmares. That is, until someone breaks in to the zoo and releases all of the venomous snakes.

Suddenly, investigating a spectral feline isn’t nearly as important as finding out who’s targeting the zoo and why. And when the truth blows the lion’s share of this case wide open, Meredith and her team rush to decipher the clues because at this zoo, curiosity doesn’t just kill the cat, it could get them killed, too.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle
















The Family Tree Murders (The Lainey Maynard Mystery Series Book 1) by [Hern, Laura]A DNA ancestry test reveals a new heir to a family’s fortune and untimely deaths. Can the smart and sassy female sleuth and her unlikely cohorts unravel a devious plan to eliminate the rest of the family tree?

Lainey Maynard, an experience investigator, moved to a small town in Minnesota after losing her husband. She becomes friends with a quirky group of fellow widows called the Whoopee Group. They soon find themselves swept up in treachery and revenge by a request to investigate two suspicious deaths in a family tree.

With the evidence all pointing to a devious cut-throat with a keen interest in genealogy, the group tries to dig up the murderous roots. And with the remaining heirs in danger of having their lives come to an untimely end, Lainey figures a little breaking and entering isn’t going to hurt anyone…

Can Lainey use her keen mind, her skills as a seasoned investigator, and her unlikely team of cohorts to uncover the truth without risking her own life?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback













Baby, It's Dead Outside: An Un-Cozy Un-Culinary Josie Tucker Mystery (Josie Tucker Mysteries Book 5) by [Kaplan, EM]



In the quaint but frigid Chicago suburb of Lake Park Villa, grumpy food critic Josie Tucker is on the trail of a would-be killer. Is wealthy cough drop heiress Lynetta Downes about to lose her life? Or is she simply losing her marbles?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle




















Charm Offensive: A Witches Three Cozy Mystery (The Witches Three Cozy Mysteries Book 6) by [Martin, Cate]The Witches Three agreed to split up to better investigate their mother’s pasts. Brianna lurks deep in the witchiest parts of Boston, researching in secret libraries and questioning covens that date back further than the English colonies. Sophie stalks mysterious wielders of magic through parts of the French Quarter of New Orleans that tourists never see.
And Amanda, alone in Miss Zenobia Weekes’ Charm School for Exceptional Young Ladies, breaks all the rules. She juggles her time between 2019, coordinating the investigation with the other two, and 1928, where Edward awaits her. She knows she can’t go on living two lives forever. Always she expects the 1928 coven to ambush her.
To her surprise, the attack comes in 2019, when her good friend Nick disappears. Not like a missing person, but like he never existed. His own grandfather doesn’t recognize his name or photo.
Investigating murders? Old hat for the Witches Three. But investigating a person who never existed? Could be tricky.
“Charm Offensive”, Book 6 in the Witches Three Cozy Mystery series. If you’re a fan of Amanda M. Lee, N.M. Howell, or Amy Boyles, this mélange of magic and murder mystery is sure to charm you.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle














Liars & Lunatics in Goose Pimple Junction: A Goose Pimple Junction Mystery, book 5 by [Metz, Amy]It’s election season, and there’s a new candidate in town. Virgil Pepper is determined
to take the job from Goose Pimple Junction’s long-time mayor. Virgil is a charming and
charismatic candidate but someone who will say anything (and mean none of it)
to get what he wants. Three things top his list: to become mayor, to acquire Jackson
Wright’s land, and to make Caledonia Culpepper one of his many conquests.

Wynona Baxter is back, and she’s a new woman. Now Daisy has a new identity, new life,
and new business–ironically named Killer Cupcakes. But the town soon finds out that
isn’t the only kind of killer in town. Book five of the Goose Pimple Junction mystery series
combines political hijinks, delicious cupcakes, Goose Juice moonshine, the ups and downs
of finding true love, and, of course, murder.

It is said that “It’s a basic truth of the human condition that everybody lies. The only
variable is about what.” Lying in politics, lying for personal and professional gain,
lying about an identity . . . What are the folks of Goose Pimple Junction willing to
lie for . . . and what are they willing to die for?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback















A Death at Eastwick (The Eastwick Mansion Mysteries Book 1) by [Warman, L.C.]When John Eastwick Jr.’s father dies, he finds out about one family secret that will change his life forever. But a murder the night of the memorial service raises the question–what else was his beloved father hiding?


21-year-old John Eastwick Jr. has lived a charmed and cozy life. The sole heir of the Eastwick family fortune, John is on the cusp of graduating from the renowned Montvale University out east before returning home to run his family business. But in late fall of his final year, John’s father dies of heart failure. Days later, his father is named as one of the disgraced moguls who bribed John’s way into his prestigious college.

Kicked out of school, John returns home to his distraught mother at their lakeside mansion to bury his father. There, John’s world continues to crumble beneath his feet: the will that the family lawyer reads bears no resemblance to the last version that the late John Eastwick Sr. created. In fact, John Eastwick Sr. has divided his estate not only between his son and wife, but the family chef, their loyal lawyer, his young secretary, and his estranged brother.

John wonders, is his father trying to atone for past mistakes–and what other secrets might he be keeping?

But that night, after the reading of the will, one among the group is murdered. And John Eastwick Jr. must not only piece together who the threat is, but also face what else his beloved father might have been hiding.

A DEATH AT EASTWICK is the first novel in the mystery trilogy “The Eastwick Mansion Mysteries.” Each novel in the trilogy is a complete standalone, featuring a different story taking place in the Eastwick mansion in St. Clair. The complete trilogy includes:


Praise for L.C. Warman’s works:

“Captivating” –Kirkus Reviews

“An intriguing blend of realism and reflection, unsettling discoveries and natural consequences” –Foreword Reviews

L.C. Warman is the author of the St. Clair mystery series. She grew up in New England, in a town where real estate contracts stipulated that you couldn’t back out if you discovered your new place was haunted. She currently lives in a Michigan lakeside town with her husband and two dogs.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback













The Case of the Missing Parts: A Michaela McPherson Mystery(Book 5) (Michaela McPherson Mysteries) by [Lucci, Judith]



Michaela’s love interest and Dottie’s nemesis, Lieutenant Slade McKane, and the Richmond Police are puzzled by multiple murders where young victims are missing parts of their body. When a beautiful young mother turns up dead at a downtown hotel, the action escalates. Meantime, Michaela and Dottie, along with wonder dog Angel, investigate funeral home fraud only to learn more about mortuary science than they ever wanted to know.

“Missing Parts may be the best Michaela McPherson yet! It’s a powerhouse read!”  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle















Aunt Bessie Volunteers (An Isle of Man Cozy Mystery Book 22) by [Xarissa, Diana]Aunt Bessie volunteers to help Manx National Heritage clear out years of accumulated rubbish at Peel Castle.

Elizabeth Cubbon has been known as Aunt Bessie for most her life. She’s acted as an honourary aunt to most of the children who’ve grown up in Laxey over the past fifty years or more. She’s also well known for being a helpful volunteer with Manx National Heritage, the group charged with preserving and publicising the island’s rich history.

Aunt Bessie volunteers to take a quick look.

When Mark finds what looks like a skeleton in one of small towers in the castle walls, Bessie reluctantly takes a peek. A quick call to the police has Inspector Anna Lambert on the scene a short while later.

Aunt Bessie volunteers to help the police work out the identity of the skeleton.

Bessie knows people all over the island. It doesn’t take her long to compile a list of women who left the island at the right time and never returned. Now the police just have to work out which woman never got any farther than St. Patrick’s Isle, the tiny island where Peel Castle sits.

Bessie and the police need to work out the identity of their skeleton, but that isn’t all. They also want to know how she died and how her body ended up at Peel Castle. Equally puzzling is how it managed to remain undiscovered for over thirty years.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle
















Deadly Games (Kylie Hatfield Series Book 3) by [Stone, Mary, Cross, Bella]Digging up the past can be deadly…

Adam Hatfield disappeared from Kylie and her mother’s lives when she was only four days old. Had he only been playing games when he made a family? Or was there something more sinister at play?

Kylie Hatfield, assistant private investigator extraordinaire, has it made. Mostly. But something is missing. A born digger, Kylie isn’t one to let a mystery stay a mystery, and her father’s disappearance is quickly becoming the most important case she’s ever tried to solve.

She needs closure before she can fully commit to Linc Coulter, the former Army MP and search and rescue hero whose new mission is to protect Kylie from herself. But you can’t protect what you can’t find. And Kylie has, once again, chased a mystery into dangerous territory.

When she finds her father, Adam Hatfield may seem like a successful billionaire on the surface, but something lurks beneath. Something dangerous and deadly that soon makes Kylie wish she hadn’t learned the awful truth.

Turns out, digging up the past is not a game at all.

If you like quirky characters and faithful dogs along with your goose bumps, Deadly Games, the third book in the Kylie Hatfield Series, will pull you in and make you rethink ever opening your closet doors.

Scroll up to one-click your copy today!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle














Chestnuts, Camping and Culprits (A Nuts About Nuts Cozy Mystery Book 4) by [Bell, Cindy]Kerri was looking forward to camping with her grandfather. Too bad their campsite just became a crime scene.

Kerri Gale is excited to be going camping with her grandfather, George, and her cute Yorkshire Terrier, Cashew. She is looking forward to a relaxing break and is leaving her nut shop, Nuts about Nuts, in the capable hands of her best friend and employee, Natalie. But when there are protesters and loggers at loggerheads in the Cascade Grove State Park, their idyllic camping trip isn’t as drama free as she had hoped.

Then things go from bad to worse when someone is found murdered on the mountain. Foul play is suspected, and her grandfather is one of the main suspects. With George having many secrets he can’t reveal and his nemesis, Detective Colleen Carver, on the case, Kerri knows that she must do everything she can to keep her grandfather out of jail. But when the murderer has their eyes on another victim, George and Kerri know that there is far more at stake than George’s freedom.

Will Kerri find the murderer before her grandfather lands up behind bars? Or there is another victim?

Recipe included: Ginger Chestnut Cookies  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

Great Escape Virtual Book Tours–A Tangle In The Vines

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I’m so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for author Anna Celeste Burke and her new book A Tangle In The Vines.  This is the second book in her A Calla Lily Mystery Series.


A Tangle in the Vines (A Calla Lily Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Independently Published (September 10, 2019)
Number of Pages 250 pages with recipes
ASIN: B07T62B16Q


Purchase Link – Amazon 


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The curtain may fall on the Calla Lily Players’ first season unless Lily and Austin can find a killer on the loose in California’s wine country. Torrential rains threaten to put a damper on The Calla Lily Players’ first outdoor theater production. When the ground suddenly shifts, buried secrets revealed amid the tangled vines put the spotlight on murder. As Lily and Austin dig deeper into the mystery, the drama unfolds onstage and off. The race is on to find a killer before opening night.

Grab your copy of the second book in the Calla Lily Mystery series by USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, Anna Celeste Burke and join the race! Recipes Included. Free to read in Kindle Unlimited.





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An award-winning, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, I hope you’ll join me snooping into life’s mysteries with fun, fiction, and food—California style!

Life is an extravaganza! Figuring out how to hang tough and make the most of the wild ride is the challenge. On my way to Oahu, to join the rock musician and high school drop-out I had married in Tijuana, I was nabbed as a runaway. Eventually, the police let me go, but the rock band broke up.

Retired now, I’m still married to the same sweet guy and live with him near Palm Springs, California. I write the Jessica Huntington Desert Cities Mystery series set here in the Coachella Valley, the Corsario Cove Cozy Mystery Series set along California’s Central Coast, The Georgie Shaw Mystery series set in the OC, The Seaview Cottages Cozy Mystery Series set on the so-called American Riviera, just north of Santa Barbara, and The Calla Lily Mystery series where the murder and mayhem take place in California’s Wine Country. Won’t you join me? Sign up at:

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Prize – eBook copies of book 1 & book 2 in this series 




September 10 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW, GUEST POST

September 10 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT, RECIPE

September 11 – Island Confidential – SPOTLIGHT

September 11 – Literary Gold – SPOTLIGHT, GIVEAWAY

September 12 – Babs Book Bistro – GUEST POST

September 12 – ❧Defining Ways❧ – SPOTLIGHT

September 12 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

September 13 – Baroness’ Book Trove – REVIEW, GIVEAWAY

September 13 – Laura’s Interests – CHARACTER GUEST POST, GIVEAWAY

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September 14 – MJB Reviewers – SPOTLIGHT, GIVEAWAY

September 14 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – AUTHOR INTERVIEW, GIVEAWAY

September 15 – Christa Reads and Writes – REVIEW

September 15 – A Chick Who Reads – REVIEW

September 15 – Here’s How It Happened – SPOTLIGHT

September 16 – I’m All About Books – SPOTLIGHT, RECIPE

September 16 – Reading Is My SuperPower – REVIEW

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Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours–Murder: Double Or Nothing


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I’m so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for author Lida Sideris and her new book Murder: Double Or Nothing.  This is the third book in her A Southern California Mystery Series.


Murder: Double or Nothing: A Southern California Mystery
Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Level Best Books (July 22, 2019)
Print Length: 285 pages
Digital ASIN: B07VMB2DSN
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Corrie Locke, newbie lawyer and daughter of a late, great PI, is learning the ropes at the Hollywood movie studio where she works—and where things are never what they seem. Life imitates art when a fictional murder attempt turns real—right before her very eyes. With more than a little help from friends and a crazy movie legend, Corrie trips down a trail littered with wisecracks, mysterious messages, and marginally legal maneuvers to track down the killer. Meanwhile, clues keep disappearing and Corrie makes an enemy whose deadly tactics keep escalating. Will her impromptu sleuthing skills be enough to catch the mysterious assailant before he takes her down?




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Lida Sideris is an author, lawyer, and all-around book enthusiast. She writes soft-boiled mysteries and was a recipient of the Helen McCloy Mystery Writers of America scholarship award. Murder: Double or Nothing is #3 in her Southern California Mystery series, published by Level Best Books. Lida is also the author of The Cookie Eating Fire Dog, a picture book for ages 4-8. She lives in the northern tip of SoCal with her family, rescue dogs and a flock of uppity chickens.  To learn more, please visit:

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Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours–The House On Hallowed Ground




I’m so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for author Nancy Cole Silverman and her new book The House On Hallowed Ground.  This is the first book in her A Misty Dawn Mystery Series and I really enjoyed it..


The House on Hallowed Ground (A Misty Dawn Mystery)
Paranormal Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Henery Press (September 10, 2019)
Hardcover: 260 pages
ISBN-10: 163511554X
ISBN-13: 978-1635115543
Paperback: 260 pages
ISBN-10: 1635115515
ISBN-13: 978-1635115512
Digital ASIN: B07TKNGZ2Z


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When Misty Dawn, a former Hollywood Psychic to the Stars, moves into an old craftsman house, she encounters the former owner, the recently deceased Hollywood set designer, Wilson Thorne.

Wilson is unaware of his circumstances, and when Misty explains the particulars of his limbo state, and how he might help himself if he helps her, he’s not at all happy. That is until young actress Zoey Chamberlain comes to Misty’s door for help.

Zoey has recently purchased The Pink Mansion, a historic Hollywood Hills home, and believes it’s haunted. But when Misty arrives to search the house, it’s not a ghost she finds, but a dead body.

The police are quick to suspect Zoey of murdering her best friend. Zoey maintains her innocence and fears her friend’s death may have been a result of the ghost…and a long-time family curse.

Together Misty and Wilson must untangle the secrets of The Pink Mansion or submit to the powers of the family curse.





The characters are well developed and well rounded.  I really liked getting to know Misty and Wilson. I really enjoyed the bickering and banter between them, some of it was quite comical.  The supporting characters brought a lot to the story.

The writing style flows smoothly and the author is very talented in her descriptive writing.  These descriptions pulled me into the story right from the beginning and pulled me along for a fantastic ride.  The mystery was well plotted and had enough clues to sift through and suspects to consider. It was not an easy mystery to solve, and that is a good thing.

Ghostly cozies are some of my favorites to read, and this one is a good addition to that sub-genre.  I enjoyed it a lot and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy. I am looking forward to reading the next one in the series.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book provided by the publisher, Henery Press, and Edelweiss, which I greatly appreciate.


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Nancy Cole Silverman’s realization that she and Edgar Allen Poe shared the same birthday sparked her lifelong interest in mystery fiction. After a very successful career in the radio industry she turned to writing, and her crime-focused novels and short stories have attracted readers throughout America. Her Carol Childs Mysteries series (Henery Press) features a single-mom whose “day job” as a reporter at a busy Los Angeles radio station often leads to long nights as a crime-solver. Silverman lives in Los Angeles with her husband and a thoroughly pampered standard poodle.

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New Releases For The Week Of September 8th, 2019–Part 4

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of September 8th, 2019. 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.


Ice Cold Heart: A Monkeewrench Novel by [Tracy, P. J.]Minneapolis detectives Leo Magozzi and Gino Rolseth join Grace MacBride and Monkeewrench to uncover a dark and ugly conspiracy that reaches deep into the safety of homes in this latest electrifying thriller from New York Times bestselling author P. J. Tracy.

It’s a bitter winter in Minnesota–too cold to kill. There hasn’t been a murder for a month, but the lull quickly comes to an end for Detectives Leo Magozzi and Gino Rolseth, when they’re called to the gruesome homicide of Kelly Ramage. Found in a friend’s vacant house, this was no random attack, and clues reveal that she was living a very dangerous secret life.

Magozzi and Gino trace her steps back to an art gallery where she was last seen alive. The gallery seems like a dead end, but the art is disturbing and exploitative. It may very well be inspiring a sadistic killer, because in this instance, art doesn’t imitate life, it imitates death.

Tipped off about a year-old murder that is a mirror-image of Kelly’s crime scene, Gino and Magozzi enlist the aid of Grace MacBride and her eccentric, tech genius partners in Monkeewrench Software to help them decipher the digital trail that might connect the cases.

As coincidences emerge, Magozzi, Gino, and the team have to work around the clock at breakneck pace to unravel a series of clues that form the framework of a larger, more sweeping, and insidious conspiracy than any of them could have imagined. Is Kelly the last person to die or just the most recent? And is there any way to stop it?  (Amazon)

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Sugar Cookie Slaughter (MURDER IN THE MIX Book 18) by [Moore, Addison]A baker who sees the dead. One too many suitors.
And a killer. Living in Honey Hollow can be murder.

*A laugh out loud standalone cozy mystery by New York Times Bestseller Addison Moore* All books in the series can be read individually but are best enjoyed in order.

My name is Lottie Lemon, and I see dead people. Okay, so I rarely see dead people, mostly I see furry creatures of the dearly departed variety, aka dead pets, who have come back from the other side to warn me of their previous owner’s impending doom.

Love is in the air and all of Honey Hollow is staring down the barrel of Valentine’s Day. By some stroke of luck I’m taking part in Vermont’s Best Baker competition, and believe me when I say there’s more drama than there are ingredients in the room. But when one baker accuses another of ripping off her sugar cookies things take a turn for the deadly. Add a stalker, an ornery snake, a fluffy white kitten who has an eye for everything that moves—and you have the perfect recipe for murder.

Lottie Lemon has a brand new bakery to tend to, a budding romance with perhaps one too many suitors, and she has the supernatural ability to see dead pets—which are always harbingers for ominous things to come. Throw in the occasional ghost of the human variety, a string of murders, and her insatiable thirst for justice, and you’ll have more chaos than you know what to do with.

Living in the small town of Honey Hollow can be murder.  (Amazon)

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Deadly Dog Days: A Dog Days Mystery #1 by [Blair, Jamie]

New to the historic town of Metamora, Indiana, Cameron Cripps-Hayman is looking to make friends with her neighbors. What she isn’t looking for is one of their bodies floating in the canal.

When she and her estranged husband, the town sheriff, are both named suspects for the murder, Cameron takes solving the crime into her own hands, teaming up with her eccentric co-workers who dub themselves The Metamora Action Agency.

As if hunting for a murderer with two high school geniuses, the town drunk, and an elderly kleptomaniac isn’t hard enough, Cameron adopts the five mangy guard dogs of her deceased neighbor. But maybe a stint at playing gatekeeper is just what she needs to come face-to-face with the killer and save another neighbor from being the next victim.  (Amazon)

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Canal Days Calamity: Day Days Mystery #2 (Dog Days Mystery) by [Blair, Jamie]Cameron Cripps-Hayman has stepped in it again.

With the town of Metamora buzzing and hustling to get ready for Canal Days, the fall festival ends up on the brink of being cancelled when an dog food supplier turns up dead.

Cam’s sister, the owner of Dog Diggity Pet Boutique, is accused of the murder, and the whole town seems to think Cam had something to do with it. Probably because she denied him a vendor’s space for his fatty dog food full of artificial flavors and preservatives marketed as organic. Plus, everyone knows Dog Diggity snatched up the prime booth location. Was it nepotism? Maybe. But certainly not murder.

Now Cameron must sharpen her newly acquired sleuthing skills to uncover the real killer before the town’s big money-making weekend gets snuffed out.  (Amazon)

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Fatal Festival Days: A Dog Days Mystery #3 by [Blair, Jamie]It’s winter in Metamora, so naturally, Cameron Cripps-Hayman finds a body on ice!

The whole town has turned up for the Winter Festival, and Cameron has even managed to get television coverage and an Olympian to host the inaugural games. But the local Native American Council isn’t happy about the ski course set up on the earth mounds built by their ancestors and pickets the downhill skiing event. Just when Cameron thinks things couldn’t get worse, a night of hot cocoa and an ice carving competition turns deadly. Ice picks make good murder weapons, and the festival’s Olympian host won’t be going out for any more medal wins.

With a national icon dead, the Native American community up in arms, and the whole debacle televised, the only way for Cameron to save face with her festival is to find the murderer and make amends on behalf of the entire town.  (Amazon)

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A Means to An End (A Cold Case Investigation Book 3) by [Redmond, Lissa Marie]


Buffalo police detective Lauren Riley risks her life to close the book for good on a killer who’s never paid for his crimes.

When cold case detective Lauren Riley returns to work months after being stabbed by a fellow police officer, it’s clear that her troubles are far from over. The body of a young woman has been found in the same woods as a murder victim from one of Lauren’s most horrifying cases. It doesn’t take long for Lauren to be back at square one confronting David Spencer, the quietly deranged man she could never prove was a killer. Lauren convinces the police chief to put together a task force to uncover the connections between the brutal slaying of both women and the murder of two cops. But things go south quickly, forcing Lauren into a deadly game that she can’t afford to lose.  (Amazon)

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Sleeping With The Fishes: A Mermaid Cozy Mystery (Mermaid Mystery Novella Book 3) by [Vallere, Diane]

A deep dive into danger . . .

Ava was born to lead. The oldest of the three royal daughters from Sirenia, she’s been by Mother’s side from the moment she first learned to swim. Her inevitable legacy notwithstanding, she is resentful of the adventures her sisters Zoe and Kyra have had while she’s been in charge. But when Mother goes missing Ava’s world teeters on the brink of change. If Mother returns, Ava’s life in the shadows will continue. If Mother is gone forever, Ava’s new responsibilities may overwhelm her.

What happens when an unexpected threat disrupts your underwater village?

If you’re the next-mermaid-in-line, you might have to assume control.

Ostracized by the other mermaids, she focuses on learning the truth—even if it means confronting the lies she’s learned to believe. Was this a coup, or did mother have enemies? Ava is used to the politics of Sirenia, but what happens when those who may have taken her mother are the ones she was taught to trust? Can she become what she doesn’t know she wants in order to protect what the other mermaids need?

You’ll love swimming in the virtual world of Sirenia, because mermaid mysteries are fun in the sun . . . under water.

Get it now!  (Amazon)

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A Tangle in the Vines Calla Lily Mystery #2 (Calla Lily Mystery Series) by [Burke, Anna Celeste]The curtain may fall on the Calla Lily Players’ first season unless Lily and Austin can find a killer on the loose in California’s wine country.

Torrential rains threaten to put a damper on The Calla Lily Players’ first outdoor theater production. When the ground suddenly shifts, buried secrets revealed amid the tangled vines put the spotlight on murder. As Lily and Austin dig deeper into the mystery, drama unfolds onstage and off. The race is on to find a killer before opening night.

Grab your copy of the second book in the Calla Lily Mystery series by USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, Anna Celeste Burke and join the race!

Recipes Included.

Free to read in Kindle Unlimited.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle















Chihuahua Conspiracy (Pet Whisperer P.I. Book 6) by [Fitz, Molly, Bay, Blueberry]

My crazy old Nan loves making decisions on a whim. Last week, she took up flamenco dancing. This week, she’s adopted a trouble-making Chihuahua named Paisley. This wouldn’t be much of a problem, were it not for the very crabby tabby who also lives with us.

Man, I never thought I’d miss hearing Octo-Cat’s voice, but his silent protest is becoming too much to bear, especially since we just opened our new P.I. business together.

Things go from bad to worse, of course, when Nan and I discover that someone has been embezzling funds from the local animal shelter. If we can’t find the culprit soon, the shelter may not be able to keep its lights on and those poor homeless pets won’t have anywhere to go.

Okay, so I just need to find the thief, rescue the animals, and save the day—all while trying to find a way for Octo-Cat and Paisley to set aside their differences and work together as a team. Yeah, wish me luck…


“I just finished KITTY CONFIDENTIAL last night… and wow, what a ride! I fell in love with Molly Fitz’s fresh, zany voice on the first page… A delightfully fun ride. I’ve already started the second book in the series!” ~ Karen MacInerney, author of the Gray Whale Inn Mysteries

“Need a quick pick me up with an adorable talking cat who helps solve crimes? It’s here! Molly Fitz does not disappoint in this cute start to a brand new series. I’m already hooked and picking up the next book. Do yourself a favor and spend some time in Blueberry Bay. It’s so fun and cute you’ll wish you had a talking cat of your own.” ~ New York Times Bestselling Author, Addison Moore

“Molly Fitz’s debut novel, KITTY CONFIDENTIAL, is a fantastic start to a new series. Molly has not only provided a fun, fast-paced mystery, she’s also brought great characters to life. I enjoyed spending time in her world, and I look forward to future books in the series!” ~ Misty Bane, Author of the Blackwood Bay Witches Cozy Mysteries

“KITTY CONFIDENTIAL is such a fun escape that leaves the reader completely satisfied but craving more. I couldn’t help but fall in love with Octo-Cat, and I look forward to Angie’s next curious adventure… A must-read for cozy lovers and mystery lovers alike!” ~ Poppy Bolton, Author of the Katie Chance Cozy Mysteries

“Molly Fitz hits her first cozy mystery out of the park. KITTY CONFIDENTIAL is a great read – fast and fun and is the promising first book in what should be a terrific series.” ~ Ronnie Roberts, Author of The Complete Bootcamp for Fiction Writers

“Oh, my whiskers. This was. So. Much. Fun!!! I am a big fan of cozy mysteries, especially quirky ones with pets. And this one was a gooood one! I doted on Octo-Cat! I adored Angie! The book has a very light-hearted tone that I loved. I loveloveloved it!” ~ Nadine V

“Amazing cozy mystery! I would give it six stars if I could! I absolutely loved this book… and I loved the voice of Octo-Cat! I’m not sure I really want to know what cats think, but I am pretty sure they would say things like Octo-Cat!” ~ Candace  (Amazon)

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How did a water witch drown? Good question.

Goodsprings Georgia is home to a secret witch’s coven. Sam, earth witch, owns the local smoothie shop. She likes to put a little magic in her brew and she can cure most ailments with her smoothie potions. Her one employee, David aka Tank, has tattoos out the ying yang and a Harley in the parking lot. Regular customer Phineas and his pet rooster Chuckles enjoy lounging in the shop’s courtyard seating. Chuckles gets his own shot glass of magic brew. Lucky bird.

Tessa, fire witch, owns the hottest grill in town. Mara, wind witch, can hear the whispers of the town, which comes in handy when an investigation is needed.

Amelia Windemere was the coven’s water witch until her untimely demise. She wasn’t the most loved person in town….oh heck, she was the most despised. But how does a water witch drown? Are there witch hunters in town or something more evil? And why did the police force hire two new twin detectives just in time for a murder?

Find out in the first installment of the Happy Blending Witch Cozy Mystery Series  (Amazon)

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The Spotted Dog (Corinna Chapman Mysteries Book 7) by [Greenwood, Kerry]Betrayal is a bitter pill to swallow…

Rising at four o’clock every morning isn’t Corinna Chapman’s favorite part of running her Australian bakery, Earthly Delights, and the glowing light of dawn starts to feel even harsher when a seemingly disturbed man collapses in her shop. When the man, a military veteran, comes around and reveals that his beloved ex-service dog is missing, Corinna and her longtime companion, Daniel, feel compelled to help. It soon becomes clear, though, that they have gotten involved in something much bigger and more complicated than they had bargained for… especially when threatening notes begin to appear in Corinna’s apartment.

Along with searching for the kidnapped dog and trying to stay out of range of the gang of drug runners who are probably responsible for his disappearance, Corinna has to make sure the delicious breads, muffins, and treats that she has become known for are still fresh and ready for her eager customers. Can she take the heat?  (Amazon)

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Babies it's Warm Inside by [Farrell, Lia]

It’s almost Christmas and Sheriff Ben Bradley and his wife, Mae, are expecting twins. All is quiet in Rosedale until elderly Mrs. Cooper falls off her porch. She is taken to Rosedale General and later dies. The Sheriff suspects foul play, but the Coroner disagrees, saying the cause of death was a dislodged oxygen tube. Ben refuses to give up and sends Investigator Dory Clarkson to talk to Mrs. Cooper’s neighbors. She learns Mrs. Cooper refused to vacate her small home that property developers building large mansions in the neighborhood wanted razed. It’s a motive for the crime, but both the property developer and the builder have cast-iron alibis. Plus, nobody can figure out exactly how Mrs. Cooper was killed. The only clue is a line of bruises across her ankles. Then a Nativity Display is stolen from the church. The carved figures are valuable, but there is no ransom demand. The whole village is focused on finding the Nativity figures, but Ben is still worried that there’s a killer in Rosedale. Pregnant Mae thinks the murder and the Nativity theft are connected. All the threads of the story come together at the Christmas Eve church service.  (Amazon)

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The House on Hallowed Ground (A Misty Dawn Mystery Book 1) by [Silverman, Nancy Cole]When Misty Dawn, a former Hollywood Psychic to the Stars, moves into an old craftsman house, she encounters the former owner, the recently deceased Hollywood set designer, Wilson Thorne.

Wilson is unaware of his circumstances, and when Misty explains the particulars of his limbo state, and how he might help himself if he helps her, he’s not at all happy. That is until young actress Zoey Chamberlain comes to Misty’s door for help.

Zoey has recently purchased The Pink Mansion, a historic Hollywood Hills home, and believes it’s haunted. But when Misty arrives to search the house, it’s not a ghost she finds, but a dead body.

The police are quick to suspect Zoey of murdering her best friend. Zoey maintains her innocence and fears her friend’s death may have been a result of the ghost…and a long-time family curse.

Together Misty and Wilson must untangle the secrets of The Pink Mansion or submit to the powers of the family curse.

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THE HOUSE ON HALLOWED GROUND by Nancy Cole Silverman | A Henery Press Mystery. If you like one, you’ll probably like them all.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle


New Releases For The Week Of September 8th, 2019–Part 3

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of September 8th, 2019. 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.


Fiddling with Fate (A Chloe Ellefson Mystery Book 10) by [Ernst, Kathleen]Chloe has a devil of a time unraveling the mysteries of Norway’s fiddle and dance traditions

After her mother’s unexpected death, curator Chloe Ellefson discovers hidden antiques that hint at family secrets. Determined to find answers, Chloe accepts a consultant job in Norway, her ancestors’ homeland. She’s thrilled with the opportunity to explore Hardanger fiddle and dance traditions . . . and her own heritage.

Once their plane lands, however, Chloe and her fiancé, cop Roelke McKenna, encounter only disharmony. Chloe’s research reveals strong women and the importance of fiddle music in their lives. But folklore warns against “the devil’s instrument” and old evils may yet linger among the fjords and mountains. As Chloe fine-tunes her search for the truth, a killer’s desire to stop her builds to a deadly crescendo.   (Amazon)

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Curse Strings (Widow's Bay Book 5) by [Regnier, Rebecca]

Her birds had flown the coop. Her nest was empty but her life was full! Her job, her friends, even her dating life was magical for this witch. Then overnight her nest is about to get very crowded and a new murder will turn this witch every which way!

Things SEEMED in place for local reporter and empty nest witch Marzie Nowak. Broom, check. Wand, check. Coven, check. Vampire boyfriend? Checkity check check! But things aren’t what they appear. Everything about her life is about to turn upside down. From a surprise visit from her boss to the re-upping of her mom duties Marzie is just trying to keep it together. But then murder and a betrayal force Marzie to make a terrible choice and catch a killer before she loses everything.

A coven will be put to the test and so will Marzie’s washing machine in the next installment of Widow’s Bay. Murder, spells, hot werewolves, a bossy cat, and a town festival that literally drops the ball on this magical town will keep you laughing, guessing and wishing you could move in!

Curse Strings is the fifth book in a spellbinding paranormal cozy mystery series. If you like clever heroines, snarky humor, and supernatural small towns, then you’ll love Rebecca Regnier’s bewitching mystery.

Don’t miss Curse Strings, Widow’s Bay Book 5, and fall under the spell of this witty, whimsical mystery today!  (Amazon)

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A Murder in Lark's Drift: A Cozy Mystery Novella (The Arwyn Mysteries Book 1) by [Cassel, Brynn]A dead body is discovered in the quaint, English countryside village of Lark’s Drift. Soon after Arwyn arrives at Attwood Manor, she discovers yet another death. Will Arwyn be able to unravel the mystery before more villagers are murdered?

Follow the adventures of traveling sleuth, Arwyn Adair, as she traverses picturesque villages across Europe and solves mysteries that arise in these seemingly innocent hamlets. A Murder in Lark’s Drift is BOOK ONE of this brand new, cozy mystery novella series, The Arwyn Mysteries.

When Arwyn receives an offer to curate a grandiose library at an old English manor, she anticipates a quiet, village summer of books and one-too-many cups of tea. But things go awry when, on the morning of her arrival, a groundskeeper is found dead in a most horrific manner. When another corpse is found, she realizes this summer will be anything but serene. Arwyn encounters twists and dark turns as she investigates the mystery, unwinding the secrets woven around the murders in Lark’s Drift.  (Amazon)

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A Final Rest (A Rose Beckingham Murder Mystery Book 7) by [Baker, Blythe]



A deadly welcome…

On her return to London, Rose Beckingham’s reunion with her relatives is marred by shadows from the past. When a family wedding moves the party to the English countryside, it isn’t long before old resentments resurface and dark suspicions are awakened.

With a sudden death throwing everyone into turmoil, can Rose unmask the killer stalking the corridors of Ridgewick Hall? And what of Rose’s own secrets? Has the time come for a final reveal?  (Amazon)

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Into Thin Eire: Another John Pickett Mystery (John Pickett Mysteries Book 9) by [South, Sheri Cobb]Now you see her…
Still haunted by memories of his last case, in which an innocent woman was accidentally killed, Bow Street Runner John Pickett welcomes the challenge of a new assignment in the West Country. Unfortunately, this time he’ll have to leave his beloved wife, Julia, behind, as he’ll be traveling in company with Harry Carson, a member of the Foot Patrol whose swaggering self-confidence is an uneasy fit with Pickett’s reserve. After three days of trying without success to make contact with the man who sent for him, Pickett receives word from Bow Street that Julia has been abducted. Suddenly his current case takes on much more ominous implications. And if the man behind it all is the one Pickett fears it is, then Julia is in mortal danger . . .  (Amazon)

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Remembering the Dead: A Penny Brannigan Mystery by [Duncan, Elizabeth J.]In award-winning author Elizabeth J. Duncan’s tenth Penny Brannigan mystery set in North Wales, Canadian amateur sleuth Penny Brannigan attends a dinner party at a posh country house–where a historic chair disappears and a waiter is murdered.

Artist and spa owner Penny Brannigan has been asked to organize a formal dinner to mark the centenary of the armistice that ended World War One. After dinner, the guests adjourn to the library for a private exhibition of the Black Chair, a precious piece of Welsh literary history awarded in 1917 to poet Hedd Wyn. But to the guests’ shock, the newly restored bardic chair is missing. And then Penny discovers the rain-soaked body of a waiter.

When Penny learns that the victim was the nephew of one of her employees, she is determined to find the killer. Meanwhile, the local police search for the Black Chair. The Prince of Wales is due to open an exhibit featuring the chair in three weeks, so time is not on their side. A visit to a nursing home to consult an ex-thief convinces Penny that the theft of the Black Chair and the waiter’s murder are connected. She rushes to Dublin to consult a disagreeable antiquarian, who might know more than he lets on, and during the course of her investigation confronts a gaggle of suspicious travelers and an eccentric herbalist who seems to have something to hide. Can Penny find the chair and the culprit before she is laid to rest in the green grass of Wales?  (Amazon)

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A Curio Killing (A Keepsake Cove Mystery Book 3) by [Hughes, Mary Ellen]Callie finds treble in Keepsake Cove when her ex-boyfriend is framed for murder

Callie Reed is looking forward to her first Keepsake Cove spring festival. But her excitement dims considerably when she learns that her ex-boyfriend, Hank, will be performing with one of the hired country-western bands. Callie vows to keep her distance, but that changes when the band’s manager, Bobby Linville, is found dead, killed with the music box Hank bought at Callie’s shop.

Hank is soon singing a sad tune in a detention center with Callie his only lifeline. Though thoroughly aware of his many faults, she knows violence and murder aren’t in his blood. But that means one of her fellow Keepsake Cove residents must be hiding a dark secret—something Callie desperately needs to uncover.  (Amazon)

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The Fear Hunter (Agatha Bright Mysteries Book 1) by [Sax, Elise]Living in a haunted lighthouse in the small town of Sea Breeze, California with her two elderly aunts, Agatha Bright has everything she wants. She owns and runs a bookstore / soup shop on the beach, and her soups are loved by everyone in town. Her life is regimented and organized.
But Agatha has secrets that might get her in big trouble. Dark secrets.
When a woman goes missing, the suspicion falls on Agatha, turning her life upside down. The new detective in town, Remington Cumberbatch, has seen a lot of weird things as a detective in nearby Cannes, California, but he’s in for a surprise with Agatha, her family, and the quirky town of Sea Breeze. He begins to investigate Agatha as the number one suspect, but the attraction is immediate.
When the missing woman turns out to be murdered, the mystery deepens, and Agatha must help Remington find the killer before she winds up in prison…or worse.
The Fear Hunter is the first installment of the Agatha Bright Mysteries, a funny, romantic, small town cozy mystery series with a touch of magic. It is a spin-off series of the Matchmaker Mysteries and the Goodnight Mysteries with some characters from both.
Agatha Bright Mysteries…Agatha Bright has a delicious recipe for murder.
“Elise Sax will win your heart.”—New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis
“Sax will make you laugh. Her larger-than-life characters jump off the page and make crazy seem like a fun place to hang out.”—New York Times bestselling author Christie Craig
“With quirky characters reminiscent of Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series and a small-town heroine redolent of Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse” –RT Book Reviews

“Fans of laugh-out-loud romantic suspense will enjoy this new author as she joins the ranks of Janet Evanovich, Katie MacAllister, and Jennifer Crusie.”—Booklist, on An Affair to Dismember
“A lighthearted and amusing caper with a sexy side order of romance . . . Gladie is an endearing mess of a character, and the book is fast-paced and amusing, with a large cast of quirky, small-town characters.”—Kirkus Reviews, on Matchpoint
“There’s plenty for fans to enjoy in Sax’s third Matchmaker installment, complete with energetic narration, zany humor and a mystery that’s as engaging as the details of Gladie’s love life.”—RT Book Reviews, on Love Game  (Amazon)

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The Case of Raining Nails: A Mini Mystery Series (The Adventures of Finn and Annie Book 6) by [Greyson, Christopher]Each installment of these mini-mysteries is a sweet, bite-sized read, something you can easily get through in half an hour. Every book in the series will go FREE on Amazon for a limited time every 90 days, so keep your eyes open for these deals! They’re also FREE to read with Kindle Unlimited!

When a man files an insurance claim for his broken windshield, Finn and Annie want to believe him but how can they when he swears the damage was caused by raining nails? Join Finn and Annie as they try to solve the case and discover what really happened!

In this heartwarming short story by Wall Street Journal bestselling author Christopher Greyson, join Finn and Annie as they work together to solve The Case of Raining Nails!

Finnian Church is trying to piece his life back together. After losing his leg serving in the Army, he is starting a new career as an insurance investigator. Joining him is newly hired videographer Annie Summers— a woman who lost her hearing and is trying to make it as a single mother of two. The world might see them as broken and battered souls, but as they come together to solve mysteries, they discover that they make a great team. Join this unlikely duo as they investigate their way through murder, arson, theft, embezzlement, and maybe even love, seeking to distinguish between truth and lies, scammers and victims.

Buy The Case of Raining Nails now and enjoy The Adventures of Finn and Annie — A MiniMystery Series that will touch your heart and leave you craving for more!  (Amazon)

Editions available:  Kindle











Surf, Sand and Skeletons (Sapphire Beach Cozy Mystery Series Book 2) by [Ryan, Angela K.]Surf, Sand and Skeletons is Book Two of the Sapphire Beach Cozy Mystery Series.

Sun-drenched Florida beaches. A Fair Trade jewelry shop owner. A missing woman with a mysterious past.

Connie Petretta is excited for the grand opening of Just Jewelry, her new store featuring Fair Trade jewelry, as well as her own handmade creations. But while setting up shop, she discovers evidence that the previous tenant, Natasha, who disappeared a year ago, may not have run away as many assumed. Connie’s belief that Natasha would not abandon her young daughter impels Connie to investigate.

If you enjoy cozy mysteries that keep you guessing, loveable characters, and palm trees swaying in the breeze, you’ll love the Sapphire Beach Cozy Mystery Series.

Download Surf, Sand, and Skeletons and begin your getaway today!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












Movies, Moonlight & Magic (Manitoba Tea & Tarot Mysteries Book 2) by [Bain, January]


Book two in the Manitoba Tea & Tarot Mysteries series

Charm McCall can solve a small-town murder, but can she figure out how to stop a man-stealing interloper?

A movie production company has come to town…and so has an old family friend of the town’s sexy new Mountie, Ace Collins. His “old pal” turns out to be a scheming long-legged blonde who throws Charm right off her game. Even Auntie T.J. playing the bagpipes down Main Street to drive the trespasser away doesn’t work.

Between catering for the world’s hungriest film crew, trying to solve the murder of the unit accountant who hired her and dealing with her new magical gifts, Charm’s a tad busy. But too bad, because she’s soon facing off against a bigger threat when more people become ill with suspected poisoning—and her own sister’s in the crosshairs. Charm’s left wondering if even Agatha Christie could have seen this one coming.

But with so much working against them—including the whole town being dead set against them consummating their relationship—do Charm and Ace stand a chance?  (Amazon)

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The Marvelous Ms. Medium (A Lost Souls Lane Mystery Book 4) by [Huss, Erin]My name is Zoe Lane, and I see dead people.

I thought I was getting pretty good at this whole medium gig … until today. Have you ever been kissing the man of your dreams when his dead ex-girlfriend appears?


I have, and let me tell you it’s a total mood killer.

Her name is Vanessa Tobin, and she’s a journalist with a passion for truth and justice and self-help books. The last thing she remembers is investigating the disappearance of twenty-year-old Lux Piefer. She was close to solving the case. Too close.

Now we need to find Lux and catch Vanessa’s killer. Helping us is my new partner who can see glimpses of the future. You’d think this would be useful, but the thing about the future is it’s ever-changing. The more we dig, the more things change, and the more things change, the more we realize that we’re not dealing with a missing person case and a homicide. What we’ve got is a serial killer on our hands with a list of victims that is growing by the minute.

Did I mention we have twenty-four hours to figure this all out or one of us will die? Considering one out of three of us is already dead, chances are high that it will be me.

If I survive today, I’m going to need a long ghostless vacation.  (Amazon)

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Buried in the Stacks: A Haunted Library Mystery by [Brook, Allison]

Librarian Carrie Singleton is building a haven, but one of her neighbors is misbehavin’. Can resident spirit Evelyn help Carrie catch the culprit who made her a ghost?

In winter, the Haunted Library is a refuge for homeless townspeople. When a group purchases a vacant house to establish a daytime haven for the homeless, Carrie offers the library as a meeting place for the Haven House committee, but quickly learns that it may be used for illegal activities.

As the new Sunshine Delegate, Carrie heads to the hospital to visit her cantankerous colleague, Dorothy, who had fallen outside the local supermarket. She tells Carrie that her husband tried to kill her–and that he murdered her Aunt Evelyn, the library’s resident ghost, six years earlier.

And then Dorothy is murdered–run off the road as soon as she returns to work. Evelyn implores Carrie to find her niece’s killer, but that’s no easy task: Dorothy had made a hobby of blackmailing her neighbors and colleagues. Carrie, Evelyn, and Smoky Joe the cat are on the case, but are the library cards stacked against them?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook


New Releases For The Week Of September 8th, 2019–Part 2

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of September 8th, 2019. 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.


Offed Off-Broadway: Coastal Playhouse Mysteries #3 (Coastal Playhouse Cozy Mysteries) by [Archer, Jessa]


Three days before Tig Alden’s planned vacation to New York, a Broadway producer is killed at a wedding on the Outer Banks. Everyone thinks he was the accidental victim of a botched political assassination. But the politician assumed to have been the target thinks there’s more to the story and asks Tig to help him uncover the truth while she and Paige are in New York.

Tig has reason to suspect that the killer is someone from her past, a man she moved cross-country to avoid. Can she find the evidence to put him away for good before he discovers the secret she’s hiding?


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Payback's a Witch (Blackwood Bay Witches Paranormal Cozy Mystery Book 5) by [Bane, Misty]


The town has been whispering about my mysterious new neighbors and the means behind their extravagant lifestyle. Some have even been accusing him of being a cult leader. So when I receive an impromptu invite to Joe Collins’ sixtieth birthday party, you’d better believe I’m there. But in the days leading up to the party, someone starts sending menacing threats and assassinating Joe’s character in very public ways. With my boyfriend and local police sergeant, Wolf Harper, as my date, we attend what’s shaping up to be the most talked about party of the century. Especially when someone makes sure the birthday boy’s sixtieth will be his last.  (Amazon)

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Deathly Ever After: A 1930s Murder Mystery (Poison Ink Mysteries Book 5) by [Byers, Beth]July 1937

Georgette Dorothy Parker has found her dream home, her dream village, and her dream husband. She and Charles purchase their house, move, and the discover all isn’t as it seems.

Have they found another village with dark secrets? Is their happily ever after going to fade so soon? Will they be able to uncover what is happening or have they made a terrible mistake?

Book FIVE in The Poison Ink Mysteries. Georgette Marsh might be a quiet wallflower and treated as such, but it’s time for this wallflower to blossom. Are you ready to journey with her as she decides to craft a new life? If so, you’ll love Mrs. Parker! For fans of Carola Dunn, Jacqueline Winspear, Georgette Heyer, and Lee Strauss.

A light, cozy historical mystery. No swearing, graphic scenes, or cliffhangers.

The Poison Ink Mysteries
1- Death By the Book
2- Death Witnessed
3- Death by Blackmail
4- Death Misconstrued
5- Deathly Ever After
6- A Merry Little Death: A Christmas Story  (Amazon)

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The Violet Carlyle Mysteries Boxset 2: A Cozy Historical Series by [Byers, Beth]Books 4-6 of The Violet Carlyle Mysteries, plus two bonus short stories!

Including A Merry Little Murder, Murder Among the Roses, and Murder in the Shallows.

Are you ready for the roaring twenties? For a spunky young woman determined to craft her own life? If so, you’ll love Vi, her indulgent twin Vic, and their friends. You might even find your imagination caught by the detective, Jack Wakefield. 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.  (Amazon)

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In this third book in the Coastal Coffee Club Mysteries series, a girl washes up on the sleepy coastal town’s beach and two women are found murdered. Eleanor and her coffee club friends find themselves in another investigation, but are they also suspects? What is the deal with the mysterious ruby ring that seems to follow Eleanor? And who are these new people in town and what are they after? Has Feathers, the parrot found true love? Will Angus and Eleanor resolve their romantic differences?  (Amazon)

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All Hats on Deck (A Missy DuBois Mystery Book 5) by [Bretting, Sandra]

No Southern wedding is complete without a special veil designed by Louisiana hat maker Missy DuBois. But it’s hats off to Missy DuBois when she tries to save her town from a bayou killer . . .
When Ruby Oubre asks Missy to advise her grandson on a business idea, the successful owner of Crowning Glory is happy to oblige. After a quick jaunt down the river, Missy meets with eighteen-year-old Hollis about the viability of opening an alligator farm for tourists. But it isn’t an alligator Missy finds floating at the mossy bottom of the Atchafalaya River. It’s Ruby, and her death wasn’t caused by accidental drowning. It seems everyone from local tour boat operators to the chief of police and the mayor of Bleu Bayou had an eye on snatching up Ruby’s riverbank property. If Missy doesn’t unveil a greedy killer soon, her hat-making career could be bogged down for good . . .  (Amazon)

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Motherless Child (An R. J. Franklin Mystery Book 2) by [Burns, V. M. ]



When John Paul Rollins is murdered during his niece’s wedding reception, Detective RJ Franklin quickly realizes this case is going to be anything but routine. The list of people who wanted him dead includes just about everyone he’s ever known including the bride and groom. Can RJ put his personal feelings behind him and catch a killer?  (Amazon)

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Tragic Magick (Spell Maven Mystery Book 3) by [Collins, J. L.]A magical town in chaos—and a deadly ritual that could doom them all…

Gwen Brady is proud to announce that she finally has her life together again, especially with the addition of her cute boyfriend, Sully. With the winter holidays here and plenty of fresh-fallen snow on the ground, Gwen and her daughter head to Spell Haven to spend time with the rest of their magical family.

Winter in beautiful Spell Haven never disappoints, except this time, it comes with a deadly price. Gwen finds the body of a dead dwarf, the Dark Market’s top boss is on the run, and the witches in town have lost their magic. The timing couldn’t be any worse for the Brady family.

But Gwen has to roll with the punches, especially if she wants to Spell Haven to return to its magical glory. And of course, her prime suspect is the one person who conveniently happens to be missing. Could this dark witch be the one pulling the strings? Or are Gwen’s detective skills a little rusty?

And what happens when her human boyfriend gets involved?

A witch’s work is never done…

*Tragic Magick is a full-length witch cozy mystery full of magic, family, and a crotchety cat who isn’t opposed to bribery.*

Books in the Spell Maven Mysteries series include:

Spell Maven from Spell Haven – Book 1
Snitch Witch – Book 2
Tragic Magick – Book 3  (Amazon)

Editions available:  Kindle











Spirits, Pies, and Alibis (The Witches of Pinecroft Cove Book 1) by [St Claire, Nicole]After moving to the magical world of Pinecroft Cove, will Tamsyn’s life ever be normal again?

Tamsyn Bassett is having a bad week. Like, the losing your job and getting dumped by your boyfriend kind of bad. So when her great aunt invites her to spend the summer at her inn on a remote island in Maine, Tamsyn jumps at the chance. But instead of the peaceful getaway she expected, she’s immediately confronted with the preposterous revelation that she’s descended from a long line of kitchen witches and is the last hope of her generation to keep magic alive in Pinecroft Cove. That she’s the world’s worst cook could be an issue.

As if navigating a strange new world of spells, magic, and exploding blueberry pies isn’t enough to handle, that awkward boy who had a crush on her when they were kids seems to turn up everywhere she looks. Only now that he’s a super dreamy doctor, it’s Tamsyn’s turn to be the awkward one. If she didn’t know better, she’d swear someone put a hex on her.

One more thing. Tamsyn’s pretty sure she’s being haunted, and not by just any ghost but by Doctor Dreamy’s dead uncle. If she can’t harness her powers in time to figure out the truth behind his mysterious death, she may never have a moment of peace again.

When death strikes the island’s controversial real estate mogul, will Tamsyn’s newly discovered powers be any match for murder?

Don’t miss the new Witches of Pinecroft Cove series of paranormal cozy mysteries!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback












Love You To Death (Stan Kraychik Mystery Book 2) by [Michaels, Grant, Butterfield, Frank W.]

A Stan Kraychik Mystery, Book 2 — Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and everyone has a sweetheart, except Stan Kraychik, Boston’s sassiest hairdresser. Ever hopeful of meeting Mr. Right, Stan attends a gala reception that culminates in a death by poisoning, and romantic problems take a back seat to murder. Then Boston police arrest Stan’s friend Laurett Cole, who leaves her four-year-old son in Stan’s care. In his quest to free Laurett from suspicion and himself from his ill-mannered ward, Stan finds himself exploring the secrets of a revered Boston institution, the Gladys Gardner Chocolate Company. There, along with the sweet edibles, he finds an assortment of not-so-delectable murder.

A Lambda Literary Awards Finalist in 1993, this edition includes a new 2019 foreword by Frank W. Butterfield.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle















Victim in the Vineyard (Wine & Dine Mysteries Book 3) by [Halliday, Gemma]

From #1 Amazon & New York Times bestselling author Gemma Halliday comes the next mouthwatering mystery in wine country in the USA Today bestselling Wine & Dine mysteries!

It’s a dream come true for Emmy Oak to be hosting the Sonoma Fall Food & Wine Festival at her family-run Oak Valley Vineyards…and even more exciting to have secured TV celebu-chef Tyler Daniels to MC the event! He’s sure to bring in just the type of crowd her struggling winery needs to stay afloat. But when the demanding star is found shot to death in Emmy’s vineyard, her dream quickly turns into wine country nightmare

Things only get worse when Detective Christopher Grant sets his sights on Emmy’s sommelier and friend, Jean Luc, as his prime suspect. Despite her growing feelings for the tall, dark, and dangerously hot detective, Emmy knows Jean Luc is innocent–and it’s up to her to prove it. Along with her sidekick-slash-best-friend, Ava, she wades through the foodie crowd and finds no shortage of people who had a grudge against the TV chef. And no shortage of secrets worth killing for, especially when Emmy uncovers that Tyler wasn’t exactly who he pretended to be. With her reputation on the line, her Food & Wine festival going to pieces, and the danger mounting, can Emmy catch a killer…before she becomes the next victim in the vineyard?

**Simple and delicious recipes included!**

“Ms. Halliday is the undisputed queen of the genre: she knows how to blend fashion, suspense, laughter, and romance in all the right doses.”
Fresh Fiction

” I rank A Sip Before Dying as one of my favorite fun reads. I say to Gemma Halliday, well done!”
The Book Breeze

“The Wine & Dine Mystery series is a definite to read and keep an eye out for more to follow.”
Cozy Mystery Book Review

Wine & Dine Mysteries:
A Sip Before Dying – book #1
Chocolate Covered Death – book #2
Victim in the Vineyard – book #3
Marriage, Merlot & Murder – book #4

Rating: This story does not contain any graphic violence, language, or sexual encounters. It’s rating would be similar to PG-13 or what you would find on a Hallmark Channel movie or TV series.  (Amazon)

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Murder in Saint-Rémy: Book 15 of The Maggie Newberry Mysteries by [Kiernan-Lewis, Susan]Some say that Saint-Rémy-de-Provence is the most beautiful village in all of France. That’s especially true at Christmastime when the scent of baked gingerbread mingles with the fragrance of evergreen boughs and wafts deliciously through the village’s quaint cobblestone lanes. It’s hard to believe anything sinister could be waiting in any of its many charming streets and alleyways.

But when American ex-pat Maggie Newberry finds a pregnant, homeless teenager there she’s thrust into a whirling maelstrom of enmity and treachery that quickly reveals in devastating clarity that not all families are created equal.

In fact, some are so badly damaged nothing can fix them.

Except possibly murder.  (Amazon)

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Pieces of Eight (Dogleg Island Mystery Book 4) by [Ball, Donna]From the award- winning author of FLASH…
A deadly explosion at an archaeological dig on Dogleg Island plunges police chief Aggie Malone and her canine partner Flash into a dark mystery from the past.

On the other side of the bridge, Deputy Sheriff Ryan Grady, still reeling from the brutal assassination of his ex-partner, stumbles onto the site of a mass murder.

In the midst of a state-wide manhunt for a desperate fugitive, Aggie deals with a new island administrator who threatens the future of police department, while a mysterious stranger with an agenda of his own stalks Grady.

As the pieces of the investigations fall into place, Aggie and Grady begin to see that their cases, though separated by fifty years, are more alike than they are different… but only Flash knows how they are connected. And by whom.

When a family tragedy is traced back to the elusive Ghost Syndicate, the fight for justice turns fiercely personal for Aggie, Grady, and Flash. And this time it’s a fight they can’t afford to lose.

Don’t miss this exciting sequel to Flash of Brilliance, nominee for Dog Writers of America’s Best Fiction Book of the Year!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback



New Releases For The Week Of September 8th, 2019–Part 1

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of September 8th, 2019. 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.


All's Fairy in Love and Murder: A Fairy Godmother Mystery #1 by [Waller, K.M.]

Be careful what you wish for!

Juniper is a princess living in a fairy godparent world. But like most fairy tales–she wants to be where the people are…
Determined to prove she can handle humans like the rest of the fairy godparent population, she sneaks out of her protected magical home to sprinkle fairy dust and give a downtrodden man some luck. But she’s a misguided fairy in the wrong house and everything quickly goes awry.

When her interference leads to a murder, she has no choice but to find his killer and bring them to justice. But solving a crime after losing her magic wand and with very little fairy dust proves challenging.

Is Juniper ready to take on the human world and all the complications that come with catching a murderer?

P.S. Did I mention there’s a talking squirrel?

Are you ready for a different kind of mystery-solving magic? All’s Fairy in Love and Murder is book one in a planned series about a fairy godmother who’s ready to spread her wings. (And solve a few crimes along the way!)

You’ll love this book because of the use of magic, the smart but eccentric cast of characters, and the twists and turns that make for a great cozy mystery experience.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle











The Girl by the Grave (Getaway Bay Cozy Mystery Series Book 7) by [York, Grace]A mysterious arrival rocks Getaway Bay.

Who is the girl by the grave?

Layla’s life is finally back on track – she began the year with a fabulous cruise, the art gallery is attracting a lot of interest, and there’s even the possibility of romance on the horizon.

But things never stay simple in Getaway Bay for long. The new girl in town throws Layla’s life into chaos once again, and it’s up to Addison and the Beach House Murder Club to protect their own and figure out what’s really going on.

The Getaway Bay cozy mysteries have everything you love – suspense to keep you guessing, twists you don’t see coming, and characters you want to have a cup of tea with – plus an added dose of Aussie flavour.

Getaway Bay: Come for the murder, stay for the cake!

Series order:
Arson at the Art Gallery
The Body in the Beach House
The Corpse at the Carnival
Death at the Dog Show
Evil at Echo Point
The Fatality at the Funeral
The Girl by the Grave  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












Thyme for Murder: Thyme for Tea Historical Mystery (Thyme for Tea Historical Mysteries Book 1) by [Jane, Bettie]Kingsbridge, 1940

Lucy Brooks is the proprietor of the local tea shop, Thyme for Tea. Her easy routine is disrupted when evacuee children from Bristol arrive during a mass evacuation as the English government scrambles to respond to the threat of German bombs.
Happy to do her part in the war effort, she opens her shop to welcome the newcomers until they can be placed with various families.

Some of the townfolk are less than thrilled with the new arrivals and when a body of a longtime resident is found, the rumor mill explodes with theories and supposition. Lucy finds herself in the unlikely spot of solving a murder that threatens to further disrupt the tentative peace of the English countryside.

Can she solve the murder and restore some semblance of peace to her town, her patrons, and the newest, most helpless residents of Kingsbridge?

A World War 2 Cozy Mystery Novella

(Recipe for a new Thyme-based treat and a tea pairing with each story)

Clean read: no strong language, graphic violence, or sex.
Genre: historical cozy, humorous culinary, amateur sleuth, british detective  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












Redemption in Cottonwood Springs: A Cottonwood Springs Cozy Mystery (Cottonwood Springs Cozy Mystery Series Book 7) by [Harman, Dianne]

Free from prison
Not free from the people who got him there
A clean ex-drug dealer
A threat to those who are still dealing
Kidnapping and attempted murder
Are just a few of Mike Loomis’ problems

Join Brigid, Sheriff Davis, and Deputy Lindsay as they try to protect Mike and save themselves from being victims.

This is the seventh book in the Cottonwood Springs Cozy Mystery Series by two-time USA Today Bestselling Author, Dianne Harman.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle















Fatal Cajun Festival: A Cajun Country Mystery by [Byron, Ellen]USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Ellen Byron cranks it up to eleven in the fifth fast and funny Cajun Country mystery.

Louisiana B&B owner Maggie Crozat kicks up her heels at a country music festival–but she’ll have one foot in the grave if she can’t bring the killer of a diva’s hanger-on to heel.

Grab your tickets for Cajun Country Live!, the pickers’ and crooners’ answer to the legendary New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Maggie Crozat, proprietor of the Crozat Plantation B&B, plans to be in the cheering section when her friend Gaynell Bourgeois takes the stage with her band, Gaynell and the Gator Girls.

The festival’s headliner, native daughter Tammy Barker, rocketed to stardom on a TV singing competition. She has the voice of an angel…and the personality of a devilish diva. But Maggie learns that this tiny terror carries a grudge against Gaynell. She’s already sabotaged the Gator Girls’ JazzFest audition. When a member of Tammy’s entourage is murdered at the festival, Tammy makes sure Gaynell is number one on the suspect list.

Gaynell has plenty of company on that list–including every one of Tammy’s musicians. Posing as a groupie, Maggie infiltrates Tammy’s band and will have to hit all the right notes to clear her friend’s name.  (Amazon)

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Judge Thee Not (Quaker Midwife Mysteries Book 5) by [Maxwell, Edith]“Elegant and well-crafted, rich in period detail, Edith Maxwell’s latest foray is a stunner!” —Susanna Calkins, author of the award-winning Lucy Campion Mysteries and the Speakeasy Mysteries

Quaker midwife Rose Carroll must fight bias and blind assumptions to clear the name of a friend when a murderer strikes in nineteenth-century Massachusetts . . .

No stranger to judgmental attitudes in her small town of Amesbury, Quaker midwife Rose Carroll is nonetheless stunned when society matron Mayme Settle publicly snubs her good friend Bertie for her nontraditional lifestyle. When Mrs. Settle is later found murdered—and a supposed witness insists Bertie was spotted near the scene of the crime—the police have no choice but to set their sights on the slighted woman as their main suspect.

Rose is certain her friend is innocent of the heinous deed, and when Rose isn’t busy tending to her duties as midwife, she enlists the help of a blind pregnant client—who’s endured her own share of prejudice—to help her sift through the clues. As the two uncover a slew of suspects tied to financial intrigues, illicit love, and an age-old grudge over perceived wrongs, Rose knows she’ll have to bring all her formidable intelligence to bear on solving the crime. Because circumstantial evidence can loom large in small minds, and she fears her friend will soon become the victim of a grave injustice . . .

Praise for the Quaker Midwife Mysteries:

“Through Quaker Rose Carroll’s resourceful sleuthing—and her midwifery—we are immediately immersed in the fascinating peculiarities, tensions and secrets of small-town life in late-19th-century Amesbury.” —Susanna Calkins, author of the award-winning Lucy Campion Mysteries and the Speakeasy Mysteries

“Edith Maxwell’s latest Quaker midwife mystery teems with authentic period detail that fascinates as it transports the reader back to a not-so-simple time. A complex, subtle, and finely told tale, Judge Thee Not’s sensitive portraits and vivid descriptions, along with Rose Carroll’s humanity, intelligence, and—yes—snooping, make this a sparkling addition to a wonderful series. A sublimely delightful read.”
—James W. Ziskin, author of the award-winning Ellie Stone Mysteries

“Not only is it a well-plotted, intelligent mystery, it also shines light on how women were treated—and, in many cases, mistreated—by people they trusted for help in desperate situations. Highly recommended.” —Suspense Magazine on Charity’s Burden

“The historical setting is redolent and delicious, the townspeople engaging, and the plot a proper puzzle, but it’s Rose Carroll—midwife, Quaker, sleuth—who captivates in this irresistible series . . .”
—Catriona McPherson, Agatha-, Anthony- and Macavity-winning author of the Dandy Gilver series

“Clever and stimulating novel . . . masterfully weaves a complex mystery.”
Open Book Society

“Riveting historical mystery . . . [a] fascinating look at nineteenth-century American faith, culture, and small-town life.”
—William Martin, New York Times bestselling author of Cape Cod and The Lincoln Letter

About the Author:

Agatha- and Macavity-nominated author Edith Maxwell writes the Amesbury-based Quaker Midwife historical mysteries, the Local Foods Mysteries, and award-winning short crime fiction. As Maddie Day she writes the Country Store Mysteries and the Cozy Capers Book Group Mysteries. A long-time Quaker and former doula, Maxwell lives north of Boston with her beau, two elderly cats, and an impressive array of garden statuary. She blogs at and Read about all her personalities and her work at  (Amazon)

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When single mom and recent widow Cameron Chandler takes a much-needed job at Penny-wise Investigations, a detective agency conveniently located in a suburban shopping mall, she grabs the chance to reinvent herself. Her first case is to locate a runaway girl, something her predecessor had been pursuing before he disappeared. Following in his footsteps, the trail leads to a survivalist camp on a remote island in northern Puget Sound. Armed with only a Swiss Army Knife and her quirky on-the-job training as a suburban sleuth, Cameron uncovers more than she bargained for. She soon finds herself in a fight for her own survival in this lighthearted mystery set in Seattle and the San Juan Islands to the north.  (Amazon)

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Oracles & Obituaries (An Avery Shaw Mystery Book 15) by [Lee, Amanda M.]Halloween is Avery Shaw’s favorite time of year. What’s not to love? Slasher movies, hot chocolate and corn mazes. She’s addicted to them all.
During a visit to one of those mazes, she runs across several men trying to kidnap a teenage girl. In true Avery fashion, she intervenes … resulting in a severe injury. While she’s on the mend, she starts tracking information on a group of people working in the area.
Avery can’t decide if she’s on to something or imagining things. The attack leaves her weaker than she would like, something she refuses to acknowledge, and questioning her investigative mind.
Eliot Kane, her live-in love, decides to help. As much as he wants her safe, he understands she needs to take control. Together, they’re going to dig until they find the information they need. Unfortunately for both of them, the deeper they get, the more they start to wonder just how big of an operation they’re dealing with.
Information pours in, leading to questions about missing girls from years before … and an odd woman serving as an oracle for the Halloween fans in the present. She’s keeping a secret, too, and Avery is determined to figure out what it is.
As she’s proven her entire life, Avery won’t quit until she wins. This time, however, the battle is going to be long, dark and deadly.
She won’t ever give up … even if the search for the truth ultimately kills her.  (Amazon)

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Yesterday's News: An Avery Shaw Mystery Books 13-15 by [Lee, Amanda M.]

Winner takes all? That’s not just a motto but a lifestyle for Avery Shaw.
She wants to win at all costs. Of course, she wants to help others, too. That comes second to winning but it’s often a byproduct.
Avery is a reporter about town, and there’s no story she won’t doggedly pursue … especially if she can scoop every other news reporter in the Detroit area and claim the glory for herself.
Join Avery for three adventures as she takes on the mob, a shock jock with a bad reputation, and a human-trafficking ring that has been at it for years. That’s on top of her usual bouts of aggression with her nemesis Tad Ludington.
The game is afoot … and she’s going to win. As long as she survives, that is.

This three-book omnibus includes: On Deadline & Under Fire, Above the Fold & Below the Belt, and Oracles & Obituaries.  (Amazon)

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Sandpiper Affair by [Lane, Janis]

Who knew trespassing in the restrictive area of a Florida State Park to get the perfect shot of the sand hill crane family would wind up with Abby Naycomb, wildlife photographer extraordinaire, meeting the most handsome park ranger in the world?

Mating/nesting birds were the subject of her quest but finding those intense blue eyes in the lens of her camera was distracting and hormone inciting. Adam Rawlings, millionaire park ranger, was as shocked as Abby when she accidentally discovered a murdered man buried in a shallow grave in the sand.

Face to face with an exciting relationship with Adam, the perfect man, leaves her no excuse for backing away from a growing intimacy. Vagabond Abby must consider relocating if she wants to continue an invaluable relationship with Adam, the original home town hero. Abby struggles as she continues to work deep in the breathtaking wilds of Central Florida while trying to ignore the menace of a serious and threatening stalker. Her task was to reexamine long held premises and prejudices while admiring the southern flora and fauna through the lens of her camera. Bird and nature lovers’ alert.  (Amazon)

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Sticky Sweet: A Pet Parrot Cozy (Rosemary Harbor Mystery Book 6) by [Meadows, Wendy]A Doctor calls – only to fall short of breath.

Dr. Milo Grandview, the friendly local practitioner, is found dead. He’d been a breath of fresh air to the community, writing prescriptions for a lot of desperate people for a list of ailments. With Hillary by his side, Preston launches into inquiries over the suspicious death. It is quickly deduced that not all of Milo’s patients were legitimate. The lies, addiction and threats beneath the scrubs are massive and ground-breaking – motivation for cold-blooded murder.

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.

Read all the Rosemary Harbor cozy mysteries:

1. Wine’s Up?
2. S’more Event
3. Gardener’s Greenhouse
4. The Diamond Hunt
5. Basket Delivery
6. Sticky Sweet

Read all the Rosemary Harbor cozy mysteries:

1. Wine’s Up?
2. S’more Event
3. Gardener’s Greenhouse
4. The Diamond Hunt
5. Basket Delivery
6. Sticky Sweet  (Amazon)

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To Hex or Not to Hex (Lilith Blackward Cozy Witch Series Book 3) by [Barker, Constance]When a magical crime is committed and I’m framed for it, what do I do? I head right into the fire storm because that’s how I jam. Of course the ghost of my older self thinks I’m mad as a hatter. Aunt Rose and Sir Kain get into the thick of it themselves when posing as police officers. Yeah, Aunt Rose looks more like Aunt Bee…this won’t end well.

I’m told Goblins are behind the massacre, but is that really true or is someone framing them as well? And why are witch hunters involved? My mother is under the rule of a wizard…can I break his spell or have I met my match?

***Find out in the 3rd installment of Lilith Blackward’s Mystery Series***  (Amazon)

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Grand, Death, Auto: Book #14 in the Kiki Lowenstein Mystery Series (Kiki Lowenstein Cozy Mystery Series) by [Slan, Joanna Campbell]An epidemic of teenager suicides leaves a rural community grieving—and the death toll keeps rising. Can Kiki Lowenstein go undercover as an art teacher at a local high school to help? She shouldn’t… It’s NOT her problem.

Metro-St. Louis, Missouri. To clear her calendar, Kiki must juggle multiple obligations and make a tough decision: Can she trust her in-laws (including her alcoholic mother-in-law) to take an out-of-state vacation with her kids? To make everything work, Kiki must move in with her OTHER mother-in-law and that’s enough to makeKiki want to commit suicide. Meanwhile, Kiki suspects these are not just copycat deaths. There’s another dynamic at work. Could it be that someone is encouraging vulnerable young adults to take their own lives?

Who would orchestrate something so evil? As the body count rises, Kiki finds herself enmeshed in a high school culture full of secrets and crushed dreams.

Can Kiki figure out who is ordering the kids to die in time to save another teen’s life? Or will she be the next victim on this cunning killer’s hit list?

Grand, Death, Auto is a fast-paced, ripped-from-the-headlines book that will remind you that even the meekest among us can make a difference. If you like books that make you think, feel, and cheer, you’ll love the Kiki Lowenstein Mystery Series. As an added bonus, crafters will enjoy listening in as Kiki teaches paper-piecing skills!

Buy Grand, Death, Auto and escape to a world where a mom with passion, kindness, and love in her heart is a SUPER hero you can relate to!  (Amazon)

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Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours–Number’s Up

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I’m so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for author Annabelle Hunter and her new book Number’s Up.  This is the first book in her Barrow Bay Mystery Series.


Number’s Up (Barrow Bay Mysteries)
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Independently Published (August 13, 2019)
Print Length: TBD

Purchase Link – Amazon 


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This is a fun, cute read, particularly if you like cozy mysteries with busybody’s meddling and matchmaking.
~Christa Reads and Writes

Number’s Up is fun and witty with plenty of swoony moments as well as opportunities to chuckle.
~Reading Is My SuperPower

Annabelle Hunter’s books are fun, frothy, romantic and murderous, oh and short enough to read quickly!
~A Wytch’s Book Review Blog

Snarky and sarcastic, a bit of dark humor but oh so much fun!
~Laura’s Interests

It was a really enjoyable read, there are some hilarious scenes . . . The story flows pleasantly, it’s short and engaging with lots of humor and a bit of romance.

Number’s Up by Annabelle Hunter is a witty, faced-paced mystery filled with humor, romance and the perfect amount of snark. I loved all the quirky character that fill up this delightful town of Barrow Bay.
~Baroness’ Book Trove

. . . the story is well-written and holds your attention with twists and turns all the way to the very end.
~Literary Gold



Jennifer Ward’s To Do List:
1) Turn in my business partner and his lying, cheating, law-breaking client to the SEC for insider trading.
2)Cooperate with the FBI. Do not kiss – scratch that. Do not yell at Special Agent Nicholas Kelly, the FBI agent leading said investigation.
3) Discover a dead body…

Jennifer Ward, MBA, CPA, and business consultant, likes a nice, orderly lifestyle. Schedules and To Do Lists are what gets her through the day. So when the by-the-numbers fashionista finds her business partner was breaking the law, she turned him in to the SEC. Which brought the FBI to her door, and her ordered world to an end.

But that was three weeks ago. Things couldn’t possibly get worse. Right?

Until Jen discovers her business partner dead in his hotel room. With Nic the handsome FBI agent dogging her every step, Jen must use her skills to discover the truth. Who killed Henry? And will she be next?



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Annabelle Hunter is a stay-at-home mom and an avid fan of classic mystery shows and dressage. She lives in Southern California with her husband, two children, and too many animals.

Author Links:


Twitter: @cozycrazyfun




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Tour Participants

August 28 – Hearts & Scribbles – SPOTLIGHT

August 28 – Brooke Blogs – GUEST POST

August 29 – I’m All About Books – SPOTLIGHT  

August 29 – Babs Book Bistro – SPOTLIGHT

August 30 – Christa Reads and Writes – REVIEW

August 30 – Reading Is My SuperPower – REVIEW

August 31 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

August 31 – A Wytch’s Book Review Blog – REVIEW, CHARACTER INTERVIEW

September 1 – Laura’s Interests – REVIEW

September 2 – The Pulp and Mystery Shelf – CHARACTER GUEST POST

September 2 – Nadaness In Motion – AUTHOR INTERVIEW


September 3 – LibriAmoriMiei – REVIEW

September 4 – The Self-Rescue Princess – CHARACTER INTERVIEW

September 5 – Ascroft, eh? – GUEST POST

September 6 – Baroness’ Book Trove – REVIEW

September 6 – MJB Reviewers – SPOTLIGHT

September 7 – Literary Gold – REVIEW

September 8 – The Book Decoder – REVIEW

September 9 – Elizabeth McKenna – Author – SPOTLIGHT

September 9 – eBook Addicts – REVIEW

September 10 – Cozy Up With Kathy – CHARACTER GUEST POST



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