New Releases For The Week Of September 20, 2020–Part 4

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of September 20th, 2020. I am going to divide the list into 4 days because there are so very many of them for the week. Today is the fourth and final day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.


Mirror Magic (Familiar Kitten Mysteries Book 6) by [Sara Bourgeois]Not everything in Coventry is as it appears to be. When you look in the mirror, what is looking back at you?

Kinsley is taking her first crack at a cold case. She wants nothing more than to help Dorian figure out what happened to his father, but she’s got issues of her own.

Big time issues.

Not only is there a dark entity stalking her reflection, but things with Thorn aren’t all sunshine and roses either.

Can she solve the murder and prepare for her upcoming nuptials? Are the people in her life who they appear to be? Or is she about to fall into a killer’s deadly snare?
Mirror Magic is book six in the Familiar Kitten Mysteries cozy mystery series. You’ll find no swearing, gore, or adult situations, but you will find magic, mystery, and a hint of lighthearted mayhem.  (Amazon)

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Drop Dead Macaron: A small town cozy mystery (Diana Blaise Mysteries Book 1) by [Elle  Dalton]After giving up her modeling career in New York, Diana Blaise is back in the cozy town of Shadow Creek.

Aunt Jolene, the owner of Ivory Rose Hotels, has given her the position of an event manager.

Diana is supervising her first wedding event at the hotel when a tragedy unfolds before her eyes.

Shortly before the father-daughter dance, the father of the bride drops dead not long after eating poisoned macarons.

As chaos breaks out at the hotel, Diana must figure out who the murderer is. She needs to clear not only her name but also that of the hotel.

If she doesn’t pull it off, the hotel’s reputation will be ruined, and her overbearing mother, who also used to be her agent in New York, will rub her failure in her face. Her hope all along is that Diana will fail and return to modeling.

Who is the killer?

Is it the victim’s wife, his bitter ex-wife, or someone completely unexpected?

With the help of Clover, the cat that thinks it owns the hotel, her childhood crush, and her best friend, Diana is determined to prove that she’s more than just a pretty face.

Can she pull it off before the hotel’s reputation is completely destroyed and she’s forced to return to a modeling career she used to dislike?  (Amazon)

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A Body To Bones: First Skeleton Series Mystery by [Donan Berg]

“A winning plot . . .” Kirkus Discoveries.
With a skeleton comes lust, money, secrets, and a clue.
Respected, church-going Sarah Hamilton anguishes for a decade with an emotional skeleton living in her mind’s closet. The consequences to her of one act of forbidden lust do not disappear. The past sin plus the death of her young daughter still haunts her despite her passionate quest to live only in the future.
When a real human skeleton is found entombed in her town’s old factory, Sarah is caught not only with the prospect of her secret becoming devastating town gossip, but of having her husband and adopted daughter drawn into solving a ten-year mystery.
One clue, surmised to be scratches of initials made by the skeleton before dying, implicates more than one resident as the potential killer in Sarah’s town of 842, where her husband publishes the weekly Pioneer Ledger.
Village gossip, missing diverted church money, unexplained lights and footprints, tension, and unfulfilled dreams are a prelude to real life-threatening peril when Sarah finds out the skeleton’s killer still resides in her town, ready to kill again.
And, she is the killer’s target.  (Amazon)

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And Now She's Gone: A Novel by [Rachel Howzell Hall]

“Sharp, witty and perfectly paced, And Now She’s Gone is one hell of a read!” —Wendy Walker, bestselling author of The Night Before

Isabel Lincoln is gone.

But is she missing?

It’s up to Grayson Sykes to find her. Although she is reluctant to track down a woman who may not want to be found, Gray’s search for Isabel Lincoln becomes more complicated and dangerous with every new revelation about the woman’s secrets and the truth she’s hidden from her friends and family.

Featuring two complicated women in a dangerous cat and mouse game, Rachel Howzell Hall’s And Now She’s Gone explores the nature of secrets — and how violence and fear can lead you to abandon everything in order to survive.

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

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook












Butchered After Bark: Cozy Mystery (Country Cottage Mysteries Book 10) by [Addison Moore, Bellamy Bloom]An innkeeper who reads minds. An ornery detective. And a trail of bodies. Cider Cove is the premiere destination for murder.

Each book in the series can be read individually so dive on in! ***Includes RECIPE***

My name is Bizzy Baker, and I can read minds—not every mind, not every time but most of the time and believe me when I say it’s not all it’s cracked up to be.

It’s October and Jasper and I just returned from our honeymoon to find the inn playing host to the Haunted Harvest Festival, complete with a pumpkin patch, scare nights, a midway with games, and enough candy to rot your teeth. But a secretive group of women, called the Midnight Maidens, decide to host a little private party of their own on the grounds and the night ends in murder. Throw in the haunted doll collection Georgie had shipped to the inn, and you have the recipe for the spookiest Halloween season that Cider Cove has ever seen. Hold onto your pointed hat—things are about to get terrifying.

Bizzy Baker runs the Country Cottage Inn, has the ability to pry into the darkest recesses of both the human and animal mind, and has just stumbled upon a body. With the help of her kitten, Fish, a mutt named Sherlock Bones and an ornery yet dangerously good looking homicide detective, Bizzy is determined to find the killer.

The Country Cottage Inn is known for its hospitality. Leaving can be murder.

A laugh out loud cozy mystery by New York Times Bestseller Addison Moore and her partner in cozy crime, USA TODAY Bestseller Bellamy Bloom.
 Cosmopolitan Magazinecalls Addison’s books, “…easy, frothy fun!”

Cider Cove, Maine is the premiere destination for fun and relaxation. But when a body turns up, it’s the premiere destination for murder.  (Amazon)

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The Wicked that Lurks: Book Two of the R. Davian Cooke Case Files by [Clayton Wagner]

What would you do if you knew there were malicious murders performed by stuffed game?

The night R. Davian Cooke stepped foot in the Sentinel Club, he knew that this case would surely top the previous. Whether he could conclude how the murders were being pulled off was not the concern; the issue lingering in the back of Mr. Cooke’s mind was whether he will be able to solve it in time and still escape with his life.

Will Mr. Cooke be able to pull himself together and find the cunning skills needed to end this reign of terror and bring the killer, or killers, to justice? Or will he find his own unfortunate demise?  (Amazon)

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Private Eye Witch Cozy Mystery Boxed Set: Books 1 - 9 by [Stacey Alabaster]The new private investigator in town has a secret…and it definitely spells trouble for everyone.

A paranormal cozy mystery series from USA Today Bestselling Author Stacey Alabaster

Ruby Swift has given up her career as a teacher and is pursuing her lifelong dream of being a private investigator. When faced with apparent magical powers, she begins down a path that could spell trouble for everyone involved…criminals, the town, and even herself. Can she learn to channel her powers for good or will they get the best of her and everyone involved?

The Private Eye Witch Cozy Mystery Boxed Set contains all nine books in the Private Eye Witch Cozy Mystery series. If you like fun paranormal mysteries, you will love Ruby Swift and her magical adventures.

Books Included: This Spells TroubleA Cold Spell,Buy and Spell,Sit a Spell,Stop and Spell the Roses,This Spells Doom,Mis-Spelled,Cast a Spell,A Killer Spell

Download the Private Eye Witch Cozy Mystery Boxed Set and start solving your next supernatural mystery (or nine) today!

Always FREE on Kindle Unlimited  (Amazon)

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Knit One, Purrl Two (Knitty Cat Mysteries Book 1) by [Sarah Jane Weldon, Editing Services Ink]


When an award-winning author is sent on a writing retreat to the Isle of Olann, a young cat detective must help the Laird’s dog to solve the case of the missing hamster. But little does the cat know that he’s in for more than he bargained for as the head of the family tweed mill is mysteriously murdered. Can the Knitty Cat Detective Agency track down the killer before the woolly case unravels?

If you love cats, knitting, and all things Scottish tweed, then this is the purr-fect read for you!  (Amazon)

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Tiramisu and Terror (Sandy Bay Cozy Mystery Book 20) by [Amber Crewes]


The 20th book in the Bestselling Sandy Bay series!


“”Each of the Sandy Bay mysteries are great! I think they just keep getting better.”  (Amazon)

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The Thursday Murder Club: A Novel by [Richard Osman]“A little beacon of pleasure in the midst of the gloom…SUCH FUN!”
–Kate Atkinson, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Sky

Four septuagenarians with a few tricks up their sleeves
A female cop with her first big case
A brutal murder
Welcome to…

In a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet weekly in the Jigsaw Room to discuss unsolved crimes; together they call themselves The Thursday Murder Club.

When a local developer is found dead with a mysterious photograph left next to the body, the Thursday Murder Club suddenly find themselves in the middle of their first live case.

As the bodies begin to pile up, can our unorthodox but brilliant gang catch the killer, before it’s too late?  (Amazon)

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First Class Killer: A Cat Cozy Mystery: A Mail Carrier Cozy Mystery by [Tonya  Kappes]

Discover the southern life of Bernadette Butler, along with the eccentric and lovable citizens, along with all the fur babies, who live in Sugar Creek Gap in this southern cozy mystery series by USA TODAY Bestselling Author Tonya Kappes. Don’t miss out on the good RECIPES at the end of the book!

Mail Carrier Bernadette Butler just can’t stop delivering clues when the clerk of the new book store turns up dead in Sugar Creek Gap, Kentucky, after the town is already shocked over a tell all “fiction” romance novel that hit the shelves filled secrets that were brush under the rug and now left hung out to dry.

This is the 5th book in the Mail Carrie Cozy Mystery Series.  (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback


New Releases For The Week Of September 20, 2020–Part 3

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of September 20th, 2020. I am going to divide the list into 4 days because there are so very many of them for the week. Today is the third day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.


Gone in the Pink of an Eye: Paranormal Cozy Mystery (A Witch's Cove Mystery Book 6) by [Vella Day]A dead body on the beach and no suspects. Not the way a sleuth should start her day.

Hi, I’m Glinda Goodall, part time waitress and part time sleuth. Oh yeah, I’m a witch with a talking pink iguana who thinks he’s a detective.

A few weeks ago, my seventeen-year old cousin moved in with me (long story). Her passion? Taking photos. She’s a witch too, but she refuses to acknowledge it–until she starts to hear voices in her head.

When the dead man turns out to be her photo teacher, I have to help her find out who killed him. This obsession to learn his identity forces Rihanna to embrace her witch side, which leads to seances, ghost sightings, and a whole host of paranormal explorations–and I end up wearing something other than pink. Not a pretty sight.

Please stop by The Pink Iguana Sleuth agency if you need anything. Either Jaxson or I will be there–and Iggy, of course.  (Amazon)

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Granny Vigilante: Crate and Peril (Granny Vigilante Cozy Mystery Book 5) by [Susan Harper]They say you can’t go home again. Sometimes, you just shouldn’t.

A cozy mystery from International Bestselling Author Susan Harper

Solomon has returned to England to bury is murderous ex-wife and must deal with all the bridges he burned when he went into hiding. Back in Toronto, Ronnie and Fran must face a changing in Toronto political hierarchy which turns out to be very much like the old guard. Can they put another round of perps behind bars or will all the changes lead to criminals slipping through the cracks?

Crate and Peril is the fifth book in the dark, comedic Granny Vigilante Cozy Mystery series. If you like stories where the criminals get what’s coming to them, you’re going to enjoy watching the Granny Vigilante in action.

Download Crate and Peril and start solving your next mystery today!

Always FREE on Kindle Unlimited  (Amazon)

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Mayhem in Montana (Accidentally Undercover Mysteries Book 4) by [Lucy Quinn]


When Dora and Evie land at Windy’s ranch in Montana, they fall hard into an underground bunker, where they meet a man from Windy’s past. Sam, the love of Windy’s life, has been framed for stealing a prized race horse, and Dora and Evie are obligated to stay and help solve the crime before heading back to Pensacola. With an entry into the Ms. Rockin’ Rodeo pageant, a crash course in cow milking, and a stint as a rodeo clown, the crime-solving friends have their hands full this time. Can they prove Sam’s innocence and finally get the evidence they need to return home to their beachside town and clear Dora’s name?  (Amazon)

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Funeral for a Friend: A Jonathan Stride Novel (The Jonathan Stride Series Book 10) by [Brian Freeman]

“You’re safe, Stride. I found the body at the Deeps. I buried him.”

Jonathan Stride’s best friend, Steve Garske, makes a shocking deathbed confession: he protected Stride by covering up a murder. Hours later, the police dig up Steve’s yard and find a body with a bullet hole in its skull.

Stride is pretty sure he knows who it is. Seven years ago, an out-of-town reporter disappeared while investigating anonymous allegations of rape against a prominent politician. Back then, the police believed that the reporter drowned at a dangerous swimming hole called the Deeps … but the discovery of the body changes everything. Now Stride’s partner, Maggie Bei, is forced to ask Stride an uncomfortable question: Did you kill him?

Stride is obviously hiding things. He was the last person to see the reporter alive. And he admits lying to Maggie about that meeting, but won’t tell her why. With suspicion in the murder pointing at him, Stride finds himself off the case and on leave from the Duluth Police.

His only ally in clearing his name is his wife, Serena, who retraces the reporter’s investigation into the explosive allegations. The clues all point to a hot Duluth summer years earlier that everyone in town would prefer to forget.

Someone was willing to kill rather than let those long-ago secrets come out, and the suspect with the strongest motive … is Stride.  (Amazon)

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Better Gnomes and Gardens (A Paranormal Party Planner Mystery Book 2) by [Misty Bane]Full description coming soon!

Dragon’s Hollow is buzzing with excitement over its annual gardening competition and festival, and Bailey Bliss is no exception. For most of the town’s residents, Best in Grow is a pleasant, idyllic festival. The winner doesn’t receive much more than a small prize and bragging rights, but that doesn’t stop this year’s competitors from fighting tooth and nail.
With tensions running high and someone sabotaging this year’s most likely winners, Bailey is afraid this friendly competition might get downright dirty… or deadly.

This is the second book in the Paranormal Party Planner series. It is a full-length, humorous paranormal cozy mystery novel  (Amazon)

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Tequila Mockingbird: Cozy Mystery (Australian Amateur Sleuth Book 7) by [Morgana Best]


When the Fifth Earl of Mockingbird comes to Little Tatterford, all Mr. Buttons’ fears come home to roost. And in a cheep shot, when a victim’s tequila is poisoned, Mr Buttons becomes the prime suspect. This is where Sibyl and Cressida draw the lime. They fly in the face of the evidence and ruffle a few feathers in an attempt to prove his innocence.
Will the murderer triumph by fowl means?
Or will Sibyl solve the case and have her fairytail ending?

Tequila Mockingbird is Book 7 in this USA Today Bestselling series, Australian Amateur Sleuth.  (Amazon)

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The Body from the Past (A Jazzi Zanders Mystery Book 5) by [Judi Lynn]A closed room in her newest fixer-upper leads Indiana house-flipper Jazzi Zanders to reopen a chilling cold case involving a high school girl . . .
Jazzi, her cousin Jerod, and her husband Ansel are preparing to renovate a charming house that reminds her of an English manor. Before purchasing it, they had inspected the house for structural issues, but now when they do a more thorough walk-through, they discover a teenage girl’s bedroom that clearly hasn’t been touched in years. Dust covers the pink canopy bed, clothes still hang in the closet, and a hope chest remains full of journals and memorabilia. They’ve stumbled on a shrine to a dead girl.
They learn Jessica was killed in the middle of her high school graduation party. The murderer was never identified, but the brother-in-law of Jazzi’s friend, who went to school with Jessica, was suspected and never lived it down. He implores Jazzi to review the cold case and finally prove him innocent. Now it’s up to the house-flipper to nail a killer who will do anything to close the door on the past . . .  (Amazon)

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The Readers' Room by [Antoine Laurain, Emily Boyce, Jane Aitken, Polly Mackintosh]

‘A master storyteller’ Huffington Post

When the manuscript of a debut crime novel arrives at a Parisian publishing house, everyone in the readers’ room is convinced it’s something special. And the committee for France’s highest literary honour, the Prix Goncourt, agrees. 

But when the shortlist is announced, there’s a problem for editor Violaine Lepage: she has no idea of the author’s identity. As the police begin to investigate a series of murders strangely reminiscent of those recounted in the book, Violaine is not the only one looking for answers. And, suffering memory blanks following an aeroplane accident, she’s beginning to wonder what role she might play in the story … 

Antoine Laurain, bestselling author of The Red Notebook, combines intrigue and charm in this dazzling novel of mystery, love and the power of books.”  (Amazon)

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A Corpse in London (An Izzy Palmer Mystery Book 4) by [Benedict Brown]One dead body – nine million suspects.

When British film star Samuel Akerele keels over dead in front of a crowd of tourists in Piccadilly Circus, his famous family suspect foul play and hire (fairly) well-known detective Izzy Palmer to search out his murderer. Despite the fact everyone loved Sammy on the silver screen, he had plenty of rivals off it. Between his overbearing parents, jealous siblings, scheming managers and obsessive fans, everyone wanted a piece of him, but who took their final cut?

Izzy will have to set aside her own relationship troubles, her mother’s dreams of stardom and everyone in the world being distracted by a royal wedding to solve the case, but with a city full of suspects to choose from, does she really have what it takes to find the killer?

“A Corpse in London” is a witty and twisting new episode in the Izzy Palmer mystery series. All her usual gang of helpers are along for the ride, as well as some familiar faces from the past. If you love whodunits about London, royal weddings, convincing Freddy Mercury impersonators, fake celebrities, real celebrities, or chocolate mousse, this is almost certainly the book for you.

Other Books in the Izzy Palmer Mystery series. 

1) – A Corpse Called Bob 
2) – A Corpse in the Country 
3) – A Corpse on the Beach 

A Corpse in a Caravan 
A Corpse in the Freezer (Available free to members of The Izzy Palmer Readers’ Club ) 
A Corpse at a Birthday Party (Available free to members of The Izzy Palmer Readers’ Club )  (Amazon)

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Trick or Treat Murder (A Reporter Roland Bean Cozy Mystery Book 3) by [Rachel Woods]Trick or Treat?

When Palmchat Gazette reporter Roland “Beanie” Bean takes his kids, Ethan and Evan, trick-or-treating, they discover a human finger among the candy the boys collected!

As Beanie tries to discover who the finger belongs to, he uncovers a horrifying connection to a heinous serial killer known as The Fury.

Beanie is anxious to uncover the truth about the finger, but his dogged determination may be the death of him.

Trick or Treat Murder is a contemporary whodunit murder mystery novel in the Reporter Roland Bean Cozy Mystery Series, but can be read as a standalone. With lots of clues and red herrings, it features plenty of twists and turns to keep you guessing until the end! Get your copy today!  (Amazon)

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A Cat in the Attic Mystery: The Magic of Halloween Night (Book 5 in 5 book series) by [Kathi Daley]


How is one to start again after losing the one thing that speaks to your heart and fuels your passion?

After a serious accident leaves Calliope Rose Collins unable to continue with the career that has owned her soul for most of her life, she returns to Foxtail Lake, Hollister House, and Great Aunt Gracie. After solving the murder of a local girl she begins writing freelance articles for the local newspaper. This turns into a full time career and a new passion and inner healing is found.

In book 5 in the series, Callie is faced with a personal choice as she stumbles onto a new mystery while helping the town prepare for the best Halloween it has ever seen.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback


New Releases For The Week Of September 20, 2020–Part 2

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of September 20th, 2020. I am going to divide the list into 4 days because there are so very many of them for the week. Today is the second day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.


Batty Blend (A Paramour Bay Cozy Paranormal Mystery Book 13) by [Kennedy Layne]

Whimsical bats aren’t the only thing vanishing into thin air in the next whacky whodunit of the Paramour Bay Mysteries by USA Today Bestselling Author Kennedy Layne…

Summertime is drawing to an end and taking with it the humidity, hay fever, and annoying mosquitos that couldn’t seem to quench their thirst this past season. Unfortunately, the insects aren’t the only thing biting in the quaint, coastal town of Paramour Bay, Connecticut!

Raven Marigold is getting ready to host a blow-out end of summer sale to clear out her inventory at the teashop when word starts circulating that some of the furry critters escaped the local pet shop…including a rescued, hairy-legged vampire bat who is looking for his forever home. Raven and her familiar set out to discover if the missing bat is in anyway related to the mysterious visiting vampire they have yet to identify, but they soon learn that there is more to the mystery than meets the eye!

Grab your wooden stakes and garlic necklaces for this quirky tale of unmasking a vampiric threat that might be closer than you think!  (Amazon)

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Stranded at Poppyridge Cove: Seaside Inn Mystery, book 3 by [Rimmy  London]What happens when your stress-free vacay ends up being more than you bargained for?

When paranoid surgeon Jessie LeVan wants to rent the entire Inn at triple the cost, Abby and Chase are thrilled to have the extra income. But, he demands absolute solitude, and one renter never got the message.

Taylor, a corporate lawyer struggling with anxiety and nightmares, is in desperate need of a break. Her week at Poppyridge Cove was a lifeline she couldn’t do without. So when a bossy doctor insists she leaves, she refuses. There’s plenty of space, after all, and she vows to stay out of his way.

But something’s not right in the high profile doctor’s life. With each confusing turn in his behavior, Taylor quickly realizes it might’ve been smarter to leave. When her vacation away from it all begins to feel more like a trap, she’s determined to set things right. And if it means using every lawyer-savvy trick in the book… so be it.

Start reading today!! Join Jessie and Taylor as they battle it out in this high-stakes mystery that leaves them racing to find answers before someone gets hurt…  (Amazon)

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Too Many Tom Cats: And Other Feline Tales of Suspense by [Barbara Collins, Max Allan Collins]A collection of eleven of Barbara Collins’s best cat-themed stories, edited by Max Allan Collins.


In “A Proper Burial,” a childless couple is driven to extremes to get back the remains of their beloved dead cat, held as evidence in a murder case. In a saloon brawl instigated by hatchet-wielding Carry Nation, the bartender kills “Carry’s Cat,” and Carry is later charged with the saloonkeeper’s murder. When an actress leaves her fortune to her cat, a scheming daughter tries to rub out “The Ten Lives of Talbert.”

Can an elderly woman beat a murder rap by claiming that her cat is her reincarnated husband? Find out in “Aunt Emma’s Defense.” And in “Cat Got Your Tongue,” co-written with mystery-writer husband Max Allan Collins, a conniving young couple attempts to steal the cat of a taxidermy-loving old vaudevillian.

“Intriguing . . . superb . . . the best the mystery genre has to offer.” —Booklist  (Amazon)

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DEAD AND DISORDERLY: Cats and dogs, diamonds and danger. Book 3 (The Merry Summerfield Cozy Mysteries) by [Kris Pearson]Hi – I’m Merry Summerfield, law-abiding book editor, pet-minder, and unintentional sleuth. When I find Matthew Boatman’s door swinging open I slink into his dark and cat-infested house to make sure he isn’t sick. To my horror he’s so sick, he’s dead.

The shiny silver arrow in his back is beautifully tidy compared to half a lifetime’s high-piled hoarding. OMG – the mess! Honestly, who could live like this? Someone needs to call the cops – and that’s me. Again. Detective Bruce Carver is far from impressed, and doesn’t approve of my plan to feed all the cats so I can hang around while the house is being emptied out.

I’m watching my back – no arrows please – and keeping my eyes open and my ears flapping as I dish out the kibble, but old Matthew was a diamond hunter in days gone by. Does he have a million-dollar stash of gems hidden here? Is this why he was shot? And has reporting the crime put me in danger?

This fun cozy mystery is full of your favorite people from the first two in the series. Plus a puzzling murder, a touch of romance, and laugh-out-loud lines. Be happy – Merry is back!  (Amazon)

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Magically Missing: A Witch Cozy Mystery (Paranormal Bed & Breakfast Mysteries Book 3) by [Joynell Schultz]Kyla has three simple desires:
1.To make the perfect deviled egg.
2.To survive her new boss (who happens to be her boyfriend’s aunt.)
3.To be granted three wishes by a genie.

As it stands right now, her third desire might be the only one in reach…that is until Luke’s genie lamp disappears.

And Luke is a free agent. If whoever has the lamp gives it a simple rub, all Luke’s freedom will disappear in one big poof.

And with his freedom goes Kyla’s first real relationship in years…and any plans either of them had for the future…and the first home Kyla’s had since her parents passed away.

But Kyla is a capable witch. She’s solved murders. Certainly she can follow a few clues and discover who took her boyfriend’s genie lamp.

How hard can that be?

You’ll love the third installment of the Paranormal Bed & Breakfast series because the pages are filled with everything you’ve been waiting for.  (Amazon)

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Murder in the Piazza: A Maggie White Mystery by [Jen Collins Moore]


Maggie White, a downsized American executive stuck in Rome on her husband’s expat assignment, is finding the dolce vita isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. She’s taken a job offering painting instruction to well-heeled travelers and her boss—a rather unpleasant English lord—has turned up dead in his penthouse. Maggie’s left with a palazzo full of suspicious guests, a valuable painting her boss might have stolen, and a policeman who’s decided she’s the prime suspect. Now Maggie must keep the tour up and running while she tracks the killer and works to clear her name.  (Amazon)

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Bedfordshire Clanger Calamity: Albert Smith's Culinary Capers Recipe 4 by [steve higgs]Baking. It can get a guy killed.

In the small Bedfordshire town of Biggleswade, retired detective Albert, and former police dog, Rex, are enjoying a peaceful break from the murder and mayhem of the last week. Until the waitress serving him is arrested for murder …

… and he discovers she killed the café’s owner three days ago.

But Albert saw her eyes when the police came for her – she is innocent! With evidence stacked against her, no alibi, and both motive and opportunity, she will carry the blame unless someone can prove otherwise.

Left holding her dog when the police took her away, Albert does what he does best … he snoops. There is something very odd going on, that’s for sure, but as he starts to investigate, the woman’s checkered past comes to life. Is she guilty after all?

In no time at all Albert becomes the target and this time it will take more than Rex to keep him safe.

Is there a master criminal working behind the scenes? What possible motive could he have? One thing is for sure … this is no underdog tale!

‘This book is laugh out loud funny! Rex Harrison the dog steals the show continually.’
‘The adventures he and Rex get into are hilarious. You will not want to put it down and will be begging for the next book. Steve Higgs is a masterful storyteller!’  (Amazon)

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Mycroft and Sherlock: The Empty Birdcage (MYCROFT HOLMES Book 3) by [Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Anna Waterhouse]The new novel by NBA All-Star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, starring brothers Mycroft and Sherlock Holmes.

It is 1873, and as the economies of Europe threaten to crumble, Mycroft Holmes finds himself in service to the Crown once again. A distant relative of Queen Victoria has been slain by the Fire Four Eleven killer, a serial murderer who leaves no mark upon his victims, only a mysterious calling card. Meanwhile, Sherlock has already taken it upon himself to solve the case, as his interest in the criminal mind grows into an obsession.

Mycroft begrudgingly allows Sherlock to investigate, as Ai Lin–the woman he is still in love with–needs his aid. Her fiancé has been kidnapped, and the only man who might know his fate is a ruthless arms dealer with a reputation for killing those who cross him. Mycroft persuades his friend Cyrus Douglas to help find the young man, but Douglas himself is put in harm’s way.

As Sherlock travels the country on the hunt for the Fire Four Eleven murderer, both he and Mycroft will discover that the greed of others is at the root of the evil they are trying to unearth… (Amazon)

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A Marley the Witch Cozy Mystery Collection : Books 1-3 by [Amorette  Anderson]Marley Greene is an amateur witch who just wants everyone to get along.

With her new retreat center up and running,

she hopes to spread magic and healing to all who enter.

What she doesn’t bargain for is how much trouble can go along with deep healing!

Between mixing up mudbaths and arranging crystal grids,

Marley finds herself trying to solve a mystery or two.

After all, dead bodies are hardly good for business.

Can Marley and her witch sisters keep everything under control?

This paranormal cozy mystery boxset includes the first three Marley the Witch Mysteries.

Book #1: The Strongman’s Spell
Book #2: The Artist’s Alchemy
Book #3: King Midas’ Magic  (Amazon)

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Throw A Dog A Dead Man's Bone (The Grim Haven Canine Cozy Mysteries Book 1) by [Hillari DeSchane]Trick or treat takes a deadly turn in Regency England’s Cornwall when a courageous chocolate Labrador and his sarcastic tabby cat friend must battle smugglers, a murderous spy, and even a broken-hearted ghost to save their mistress from a traitor’s death on the gallows. Dead Men tell no tales, but these animals could speak volumes–if they can stay alive long enough to get someone to listen!

Then spy catcher Major Felix Abbey arrives to find Magdalen up to her neck in mystery and murder and the animal detectives must work to save Magdalen from prison. But they make a shocking discovery that could doom them all—

“Somehow, he knows we understand,” Cheddar mewed.
How could we fight a killer who could see through our best weapon and our only defense?
How could we defeat a killer who knew that we knew?  (Amazon)

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Cake Popped Off (Cupcake Catering Mystery Series Book 2) by [Kim Davis]

Cupcake caterer Emory Martinez is hosting a Halloween bash alongside her octogenarian employer, Tillie. With guests dressed in elaborate costumes, the band is rocking, the cocktails are flowing, and tempers are flaring when the hired Bavarian Barmaid tries to hook a rich, hapless husband. Except one of her targets happens to be Emory’s brother-in-law, which bodes ill for his pregnant wife. When Emory tracks down the distraught barmaid, instead of finding the young woman in tears, she finds her dead. Can she explain to the new detective on the scene why the Bavarian Barmaid was murdered in Emory’s bathtub with Emory’s Poison Apple Cake Pops stuffed into her mouth?

With an angry pregnant sister to contend with, she promises to clear her brother-in-law’s name. As Emory starts asking questions and tracking down the identity of the costumed guests, she finds reasons to suspect her brother-in-law has been hiding a guilty secret. Her search leads her to a web of blackmail and betrayal amongst the posh setting of the local country club crowd. Can Emory sift through the lies she’s being told and find the killer? She’ll need to step up her investigation before another victim is sent to the great pumpkin patch in the sky.

Includes spooky Halloween recipes!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle


New Releases For The Week Of September 20, 2020–Part 1

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of September 20th, 2020. I am going to divide the list into 4 days because there are so very many of them for the week. Today is the first day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.

A Medium's Engagement: A Cozy Ghost Mystery (Becky Tibbs: A North Carolina Medium's Mystery Series Book 7) by [Chariss K. Walker, Marty Parker]

Becky Tibbs is getting engaged to Patrick.

That is… if she can get Marty Smith’s frighteningly skilled and vengeful ghost to cross over.
And, if she can pass his parents’ critical inspection.

Life is not simple for a medium, especially in Asheville, North Carolina!

This is the seventh book in the Becky Tibbs cozy mystery series. The author suggests that you start reading the series with book one, A Medium’s Birthday Surprise and that you continue to read the books in order.

In spite of all the obstacles she has to face, Becky is elated that she will soon marry Patrick. After solving several ghost cases and catching her breath, the last hurdle she has to jump is meeting his parents.

Will Patrick’s wealthy, eccentric parents give the happy couple their blessing or will they throw a monkey wrench into the works and spoil their joy?

Find out now. Scroll up to get your copy now!  (Amazon)

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Murder in Devil's Cove: 1st in a new cozy mystery series (A Book Magic Mystery) by [Melissa Bourbon, Wendy Lyn Watson]“A magical blend of books, mystery, and smart sleuthing, Melissa Bourbon’s Murder in Devil’s Cove offers mystery readers everything they crave and stands out in the crowded cozy genre. This captivating new series will leave readers spellbound.”

-NYT and USA bestselling author, Ellery Adams

Every book tells two stories—one written on the pages with pen and ink, and one woven into the paper, a story of the soul. The Lane women have the gift of bibliomancy. They can read both.

But Cassie Lane doesn’t see this as a gift. For her, it is a curse because the book magic comes with a price–the Lane women die young and the men are lost to the sea. As soon as she’s able, she leaves Laurel Point, Oregon, running from her past and her fate, ending up on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. There she meets Leo Hawthorne and lives a perfect life with him in an old Sea Captain’s house.

Perfect, that is, until an old book foretells the future, and the curse that has plagued the Lane women comes true for Cassie.

Twenty years later, Cassie and Leo’s children, twins Pippin and Grey, are back in Devil’s Cove. Long forgotten secrets surface and an old crime comes to light. Now Pippin must learn how to be a bibliomancer if she is to discover the truth about her father and continue his effort to stop the curse.


Two best-selling authors, one magical universe.

In the Book Magic Mystery Series, best-selling authors Melissa Bourbon and Wendy Lyn Watson bring you the story of cousins Pippin Lane Hawthorne and Cora Lane.  The cousins live on opposite coasts (Pippin in Devil’s Cove, North Carolina, and Cora in Laurel Point, Oregon), but they share the family gift of bibliomancy:  the ability to foresee the future and unravel the past with the help of the books we love. Join Pippin and Cora as they use their otherworldly power to solve mysteries in their respective worlds.  (Amazon)

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A Lonely Little Death: A 1930s Murder Mystery (Poison Ink Mysteries Book 10) by [Beth Byers]Georgette Dorothy Aaron is a busy woman. She’s gone from being a lonely old maid to the matriarch of an growing family. Her writing career has expanded and for some reason the women in her life turn to her for advice. She’s not sure she’s qualified to help, but she does what she can.

Only a series of letters reveal that she’s become important to someone else. Someone she doesn’t know. And they’re asking for help–before it’s too late.

Now, she’s racing to piece together clues and find her pen pal before it’s too late.

Book TEN in The Poison Ink Mysteries. Georgette Aaron 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 the first Mrs. Aaron! For fans of Carola Dunn, Jacqueline Winspear, Georgette Heyer, and Lee Strauss.

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

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Oolong, Farewell: A Tea and Tarot Cozy Mystery by [Kirsten Weiss]When all the neighbors want you dead…

Abigail Beanblossom is finally getting into the groove of her new Tea and Tarot room. But in Abigail’s mind, when things are going right, that’s exactly when they’re about to go wrong.

She never could have guessed, however, the mother who abandoned her as a child would suddenly return, looking for tea and sympathy. Now, all Abigail wants is to escape. So, when her grandfather’s friend, Archer, asks Abigail and her partner Hyperion to investigate the murder of his neighbor, the two amateur sleuths leap at the opportunity.

Abigail suspects Archer’s fears of arrest are a tempest in a teapot. The victim’s been renting out his mansion for noisy events and bringing the entire neighborhood to a boil. And the old money and nouveau-riche suspects are as plentiful as they are quirky.

But when Archer becomes suspect #1, Abigail and Hyperion must steep themselves in the fraught world of upper-crust homeowners associations and Instagram stars. Because this cockeyed killer is just getting started…

Oolong, Farewell is book 3 in the Tea and Tarot cozy mystery series. Start reading this hilariously cozy caper today!

Tearoom recipes in the back of the book.  (Amazon)

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Reservation for Murder by [June Wright]June Wright had already published three popular mysteries by the time she created her most memorable detective, the Reverend Mother Mary St Paul of the Cross. The kindly Mother Paul may seem vague and otherwordly, but little escapes her attention—she has a shrewd grasp of everything that’s going on beneath the surface. In Reservation for Murder, the first of three Mother Paul novels (originally published in 1958), she is in charge of a residential hostel for young women who work in offices and shops in Melbourne. A tense atmosphere pervades the house—many of the residents have received unpleasant anonymous letters, and there is much speculation as to their author. When Mary Allen finds a stranger stabbed in the garden, who dies after uttering a mysterious name, and a few days later one of the residents is found drowned, an apparent suicide, the tension reaches fever pitch. Is there a connection between these two deaths? Or between them and the letters? The police investigation, abetted by the resourceful Mary Allen, proceeds in fits and starts, but meanwhile Mother Paul pursues her own enquiries.  (Amazon)

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Vintage Vampire (Southern Relics Cozy Mysteries Book 4) by [Bella Falls]A little sweet tea and a whole lot of spells won’t always put out the fire…

Ruby Mae Jewell is over the moon with how well things are going in her life. Now that all the elements of her life seem to be falling into place, the fiery witch is ready to focus her energies on fixing her cousin Deacon’s tiny little problem of being cursed into the form of a pig. But as she gets close to a solution, a bigger problem almost cooks her bacon.

Rue’s always known her vampire boyfriend’s fears have always been that his past deeds would come back to haunt him and hurt her. When someone Luke thought he’d lost centuries before returns, she tries to help him through the struggle between fulfilling a promise made long ago or keeping the one that might lead both of them into the light of the future.

Find out the sizzling solutions to Ruby Mae’s newest mysteries in Vintage Vampire, Book 4 in the Southern Relics Cozy Mysteries series!  (Amazon)

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The Watchful Coroner (Fenway Stevenson Mysteries Book 6) by [Paul Austin Ardoin]A murder in the city’s most exclusive hotel. The prime suspect? Her boyfriend’s ex-wife.

There’s another killing in the cozy beach town of Estancia. This time, Coroner Fenway Stevenson needs to solve the murder of one of the most prominent businessmen in town.
But everyone has ulterior motives.
The new mayor is pressuring her to make a quick arrest. Is he eager for justice or does he have something to hide?
Fenway’s relationship with her boyfriend is strained when the investigation threatens to unearth a terrible secret and tear his family apart.
Her father lies comatose after being shot by a bullet meant for Fenway. His company is on the brink of disaster.
The investigation quickly turns into a political and personal battleground. Her friends, colleagues, and family get caught in the web of complicated relationships and contradictory evidence—and as the mayor turns the screws on Fenway, her emotions reach the boiling point.
When the primary suspect’s alibi changes, Fenway knows something isn’t right. Is she trying to hide a bigger secret or is she playing a more nefarious game?
Will Fenway arrest an innocent woman to save herself?
Can she uncover the truth before it’s too late?

Grab book 6 in this bestselling murder mystery series today!  (Amazon)

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My Funny Mayfair Valentine: A Marcia Banks and Buddy Mystery (The Marcia Banks and Buddy Mysteries Book 10) by [Kassandra Lamb]

A newcomer to Mayfair charms the socks off of Susanna Mayfair, the sheltered niece of the town’s elderly matriarch. In a panic, the aunt turns to service dog trainer Marcia Banks to dig into the man’s past.

What Marcia finds, with her detective husband Will’s help, is disturbing—a trail of broken hearts and outstanding warrants. But when the older gentleman is arrested, he claims it’s a case of mistaken identity.

While Will attempts to untangle the truth and Susanna struggles with her feelings, Marcia is worried about her friend’s mental health, unaware that Susanna may be in physical danger as well. Will Marcia figure it out in time to protect Susanna…and herself?  (Amazon)

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Sprinkles and Sea Serpents: A Sugar Shack Witch Mystery (Sugar Shack Witch Mysteries Book 1) by [Danielle Garrett]

In Winterspell Lake there are things darker than midnight…

They say you can’t go home again … oh, if only that were true.

Thanks to a series of unfortunate events—and one backstabbing frenemy—home is exactly where I’m headed. Back to Winterspell Lake, the small community in Eastern Washington, where magic runs rampant and humans are outlawed.

Faster than you can say hocus pocus I’m unpacking my bags and settling into the guest room of my parents’ house, trying to ignore the creeping sensation that I’ll never break free again.

The one thing Winterspell has going for it is the sweets shop in the center of town, a bakery filled with magical creations designed to enchant the tastebuds and charm even the pickiest of connoisseurs. Luckily for me, I get the friends and family discount since my parents own the famous Sugar Shack. If I want room and board I have to frost cupcakes and sling macaroons with the rest of the fam.

Unfortunately, things in Winterspell aren’t all sugar cookies and rainbows. According to the local news, a dangerous sea serpent has claimed the lives of three missing girls. The journalist in me has to have a look for myself, and what I find is something far more deadly.

Something that makes me wish I’d stayed in the bakery.

***Sprinkles and Sea Serpents is the first book in a brand new paranormal cozy mystery series by Danielle Garrett. This series features magic, mystery, family squabbles, sassy heroines, and a mysterious monster hunter—all with a little sugar sprinkled on top. Grab a copy and come visit Winterspell Lake today!***  (Amazon)

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Chick Flick (Aloha Chicken Mysteries Book 10) by [Josi Avari]Hens and homicides in a cozy slice of paradise.

It’s showtime! Maika’i is rolling out the red carpet for a brand new movie filming in the little town’s shops, streets, and beaches! It’s Saffron’s ticket to adventure as she lands a bit part alongside two big stars in the year’s most playful romantic comedy.

But amidst all the glitz and glamour, someone goes quiet on the set and turns up dead. Though the paparazzi have their theories, Saffron’s unique color vision turns up clues that make her suspect cast and crew members alike.

Featuring all Saffron’s old friends, as well as some rising stars, Chick Flick sets the scene for intrigue. Right on cue, Saffron must step into the spotlight and solve the mystery before the credits roll.

Sunny Side Up: Book 10 in the Aloha Chicken Mysteries series of cozy-clean reads . . . with chickens.  (Amazon)

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Witch Please (Familiar Curses Mysteries Book 3) by [Corrine Winters]A womanizing vampire no one really liked is murdered in Witch World…

Someone must have not liked his bat breath!

Zoe Cross thought she had enough on her plate running her bakery and starting a relationship with the town sheriff-warlock, Sean. But then out of nowhere, she got a call on a secret cell phone.

There was a horrific murder in Witch World and Zoe needed to come back to help investigate.
The problem is, Zoe’s already got too many responsibilities. She’s on assignment searching for illegal magic. And she’s on the trail to find her mother who disappeared long ago. Another mission is gonna be pretty hard.

It *could* lead her to get more careless in concealing her witch identity. Her best friend, Lissie, has no idea about her abilities. And if any of the mortals in Sweetwater Falls found out, they would flip out.

Not to mention that whoever is practicing illegal magic in Sweetwater Falls could find out that Zoe is on their case and go into hiding — or worse! But then again, Milo, the vampire who died was a dear friend of Zoe’s sister. And whoever killed Milo has made it clear that they’re going to strike again. So it looks like its up to Zoe again, with her friends, to solve a murder and hold everything together.

No wonder Zoe has resting “witch” face!  (Amazon)

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Be Careful What You Wish For: A totally gripping and unputdownable domestic suspense thriller! by [Vivien Brown]

‘Nail-biting’ People’s Friend

Her life isn’t as perfect as you think…

Former actress Madi needs to escape from her lonely London life.  She’s started to forget things and has the strongest sense she is being watched…

Prue feels suffocated by her claustrophobic village life, especially when she is humiliated in the most public way.  Now Prue is desperate for anonymity –whatever the cost.

Two strangers.
Two very different lives.
A chance to escape…or is it?

Readers are enjoying Be Careful What You Wish For:

‘Well written with intriguing characters I wanted to learn more about… a surprise twist I didn’t expect’ Meredith

Twist caught me by surprise…Enjoyable book well worth picking up’ Diane

‘I was savoring the book and not wanting it to end despite the unknown’ Cara

‘A more gentle thriller than many in this genre…I found myself racing towards the end’ Susan

Good holiday read’ Denise

Surprisingly edgy’ Aine

‘A cozy mystery … The twist at the end of the story was well executed and makes for an entertaining read’ Diana

‘Not as fast paced as other thrillers but that’s what I enjoyed most’ Cally

‘A few twists and turns that were unexpected’ Nicola  (Amazon)

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The Pomeranian Always Barks Twice



With a veterinarian dad and a pet-rescuing mom, helping animals is a family business for the Dentons–but after a shocking murder, it’s Liz Denton’s son who might end up in a cage . . .

Sadly, Timothy Fuller is too old and infirm to continue caring for his beloved Pomeranian, Stewie, who is also elderly. But finding Stewie a new home has been challenging. Fortunately, Liz Denton and her son, Ben, are on the case. With two beagles and a calico currently residing under their roof, they’re always ready to provide care in an emergency.

But a rival rescue group is already there when they show up at the Fuller house–along with a nurse and Mr. Fuller’s sour-faced son. After an unpleasant argument, they reschedule the pickup for later. But by the time she gets back, Stewie is an orphan. Mr. Fuller has been found with a knife in his back. And Ben, who’d stopped off to visit one of Mr. Fuller’s neighbors, has been collared. Now solving the mystery is Liz’s only hope for rescuing her own son . . . (Amazon)


The characters are well rounded and well developed. I enjoyed getting to Liz and her family. I would have liked meeting her under different circumstances but that is not how it works in Cozy World. Liz is a good mother and she cares for her family deeply. So when her son is accused of killing someone, she goes into save-my-child mode. She will do anything to clear her son and find the murderer. Her daughter helps her work at finding the killer, a mother-daughter duo. At times I felt that Liz was a little too aggressive in her sleuthing and took unnecessary risks and that made it a little unrealistic for me. That is only my opinion and others may not agree with me. The animals that were in the story were very cute and added another dimension to the story.

The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read. The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and through much of the book I felt like I was right there, helping Liz to solve the mystery. The mystery was well plotted and not easily solved. I have to say, the real culprit was hardly on my radar.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery. I will have to read the next one to find out the next adventure Liz is involved in.


Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours–15 Minutes Of Flame



I’m so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for author Christin Brecher  and her new book 15 Minutes Of Flame.  This is the third book in her A Nantucket Candle Maker Mystery Series.   

15 Minutes of Flame (Nantucket Candle Maker Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Publisher: Kensington (August 25, 2020)
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-10: 1496721438
ISBN-13: 978-1496721433
Digital ASIN: B082WR2LH6


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15 Minutes of Flame (Nantucket Candle Maker Mystery)
by Christin Brecher

The ending is superb. We have Stella catching the killer red-handed in Classic Poirot style. Oui Monsieur. I cannot stop gushing about this book. 15 Minutes of Flame has made its way into my Best reads of 2020 list.
~The Book Decoder



As Stella Wright’s Nantucket candle store thrives, her knack for solving mysteries burns equally bright—especially when a Halloween haunted house uncovers evidence of a centuries-old murder . . .

When Stella’s friend inherits a creaky, abandoned home in Nantucket, she knows it’s the perfect setting for the town’s annual Halloween fundraiser. A deserted, boarded-up building on the property—once used as a candle-making shop—adds to the creepy ambiance. But as Stella explores the shack’s dilapidated walls, she discovers a terrible secret: the skeleton of a Quaker woman, wrapped in blood-soaked clothing and hidden deep within a stone hearth . . .

While police investigate, Stella wastes no time asking for help from friends with long ties to Nantucket’s intricate history. The key to the murder may lie within a scorching 18th century love triangle that pit two best friends against one another over a dubious man. But before the case is solved, another life will be claimed—leaving Stella to wonder who in Nantucket is friend, and who is foe . . .




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Christin Brecher was born and raised in NYC, where her family and many childhood friends still reside. As such, she feels she is as much of a small-town girl as any. The idea to write the Nantucket Candle Maker series sprang from her life-long connection to the small island off the coast of Massachusetts. Spending summers there as a child, Christin read from her family’s library of mystery novels, after which she began to imagine stories inspired by the island’s whaling heyday, its notoriously foggy nights, and during long bike rides to the beach. After many years in marketing for the publishing industry, followed by years raising her children, Murder’s No Votive Confidence is Christin’s debut novel. Visit her at
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Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours–The Watchman Of Rothenburg Dies



I’m so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for author  Adriana Licio and her new book The Watchman Of Rothenburg Dies.  This is the first book in her  The Homeswappers A German Cozy Mystery Series.


The Watchman of Rothenburg Dies: A German Cozy Mystery (The Homeswappers)
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Publisher: The Hometravellers Press (September 1, 2020)
~180 pAGES
Digital ASIN: B08DD8C46D


Purchase Link – Amazon  FREE on Kindle Unlimited



A holiday is a time to relax, unwind and see the sights. But for two adventurous sexagenarians, the sights have a tendency to include dead bodies. 

Etta and Dora, both newly retired teachers, travel from their home in Southern Italy to a fairy-tale German town for their first home swap holiday, delighted by their neighbours’ warm welcome. But the welcome turns sour when the Night Watchman of Rothenburg is brutally murdered while his tour group takes photographs nearby, a halberd buried in his chest and a peculiar iron mask by his side.

When the murderer claims a second victim and the son of their hospitable neighbours becomes the number-one suspect, Etta’s analytical mind goes to work. Why was a shame mask left at the scene of each murder? Is there a clandestine trade going on behind the scenes of apparently upstanding local businesses? And why does every lead take her back to the sinister Devil’s Ale pub and the terrifying gang who lurk within?

Meanwhile, Dora has a puzzle of her own – how can she persuade Etta that a loveably disobedient Basset Hound called Napoleon is now a permanent part of their lives?

◆◆◆ Pack your bags, jump into the backseat of Etta and Dora’s old Fiat 500, and join them on their travels around Europe. There’ll be mystery, murder and mayhem aplenty wherever they go. ◆◆◆




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She loves loads of things: traveling, reading, walking, good food, small villages, and home swapping. She runs her family perfumery, and between a dark patchouli and a musky rose, she reads and writes cozy mysteries.

She resisted writing as long as she could. But one day she found an alluring blank page and the words flowed in that weird English she’d learned in Glasgow…

> Get a taste of Adriana’s world reading And Then There Were Bones the prequel to her An Italian Village Mystery series, exclusive to the subscribers on her mailing list –

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Review of Cottage on Gooseberry Bay: Halloween Moon

Cottage on Gooseberry Bay: Halloween Moon
Cottage on Gooseberry Bay, Book #1
Kathi Daley
5 Stars

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A new series by USA Today Bestselling author Kathi Daley.

Ainsley Holloway had come to Gooseberry Bay to find answers about her past. She’d come to find an explanation for the dreams that haunted her after the death of the cop who’d both rescued and raised her. And she’d come to identify the family she couldn’t remember but knew in her heart she’d once belonged to.

Ainsley hoped that by finding these answers, she’d also find healing. She hoped that once she’d resurrected the memories buried deep in her mind, she’d find peace.

The Cottage at Gooseberry Bay is a series about, not only finding answers, but finding hope.
It’s a series about family and friendship.
It’s a series about shared holidays, festivals, and celebrations.
It’s a series about shared heartbreak and hardship.
And it’s a series about the bond that can be forged amongst strangers when tragedy binds two or more individuals with a common goal.

In book 1 in the series, Ainsley arrives in Gooseberry Bay only to find there will be no easy answers as she’d so naively hoped. Unwilling to leave before she gets what she came for, she rents a cottage on the sea where she and her dogs, Kai and Kallie, can settle in and wait.

Her first night in town she meets a young woman who is later found dead. The local sheriff has labeled the death of this young woman a suicide based on a text message she’d sent before she died. But Ainsley, who’d spoken to the victim only hours before the text was sent, isn’t quite as sure of the easy answer the sheriff would like everyone to believe.
An investigative journalist by trade and cops daughter by upbringing, Ainsley never had been the sort to walk away from unanswered questions, so with the help of new friends she meets along the way, she initiates a parallel investigation which seems to indicate the sheriff’s real motivation in trying to sell the suicide angle to the community is to protect the interests of a very rich and very powerful man. (Amazon)


This is a new series written by this author and it was a good one. It has all of the things that I look for in a cozy book-great characters, an inviting setting and a good mystery.

The characters are well developed and well rounded. Although Ainsley is new to Gooseberry Bay, she is making friends and beginning to feel like part of the community. She soon makes friends with Parker, Josie and Jemma. The four of them are very willing to do what it takes to find the killer of a girl they know.

The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and it pulled me into the story right from the beginning. Through much of the book I felt like I was right there, watching all of the action in Gooseberry Bay taking place.

As is usual with this author, there are a couple of mysteries taking place in this book. One is who killed the young woman, and the other is what really happened when Ainsley was adopted. That one will take some more work from Ainsley to get to the truth.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery. I cannot wait to read the next book in this series.


New Releases For The Week Of September 13th, 2020–Part 4

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of September 13th, 2020. I am going to divide the list into 4 days because there are so very many of them for the week. Today is the fourth and final day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.



Splintered Cart: A Trevor Murdock Mystery by [P.K. Granger]

Trevor Murdock, a clandestine agent placed on leave, holds a few too many secrets. He plans to disappear into idleness along with his somewhat adopted son. Then one favor and a few days at one of Portland, Oregon’s famous food carts forces Trevor to set aside his plans in order to keep the police out his life.

This story is a a one to two hour read. The setting of this fast moving mystery provides insight into Portland’s famous food hubs or pods. Ten percent of the proceeds from this story are donated to a hunger relief not for profit organization.  (Amazon)

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All My Exes Live in Texas (Birdwell, Texas Mysteries Book 2) by [Aimee Gilchrist]

Helen Harding never meant to end up in the small town of Birdwell, Texas. It was just supposed to be a quick detour on the journey to her new life. Helen tells herself that she just wants to sell her newly inherited house so she can donate the money and get out of town without a heap of guilt. And when Crowe Appliances comes to town looking to build a factory, Helen has a prime opportunity to sell them her house as well as see them create jobs for hundreds of down on their luck Birdwellians.

That is until the head of Crowe Appliances ends up dead.

Worse, the body is found in a classic convertible owned by Aodhagan MacFarley—sheriff, answer man, mayor, and Helen’s sometimes partner-in-crime solving. Now the police have their eye on Aodhagen, Helen is once again stuck in town, and a murderer is on the loose. Now it’s up to Helen to find out the truth while trying to keep Aodhagan out of prison… before the killer decides to take Helen out of Birdwell permanently!

What critics are saying about Aimee’s books:

“Great characters and witty dialogue. There are enough twists and turns to keep you guessing until the end. I look forward to reading more.”
A Cozy Booknook

“An awesome, fun and funny read. Highly recommended for mystery readers, cozy readers…chick-lit, humor. Highly recommended!”
Bear Mountain Books

Birdwell, Texas Mysteries:
Digging Up Bones – book #1
All My Exes Live in Texas – book #2  (Amazon)

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The Secret Tomb (Digging Up Secrets Book 2) by [J A  Whiting, Amanda  Diamond]

This is book 2 in the Digging Up Secrets cozy mystery series by USA TODAY Bestselling Author
J A Whiting and Amanda Diamond.
Archaeologist, Dr. Kara Wolfe, is invited to lunch with her former graduate student mentor, Dr. Garrett Tindale. Due to a falling out between them, they haven’t seen each other in years. Intrigued by the invitation, Kara agrees to meet him at the New York City restaurant. Tindale surprises Kara when he tells her he has discovered the location of a long sought-after, historical tomb and asks her to go on the expedition with him. Despite some reluctance, she agrees and enlists her boyfriend and her best friend and business partner to go along. Soon after arriving in Peru, strange things begin to happen. Will Kara use her skills and her special gift of “sight” to solve the mystery of the secret tomb before someone loses their life?
This story has some mild paranormal elements.  (Amazon)

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Saving Irene: A Culinary Mystery by [Judy Alter]


Irene Foxglove wishes she were a French chef. Henrietta James, her assistant, knows she is nothing more than a small-time TV chef on a local Chicago channel. And yet when Irene is threatened, Henny tries desperately to save her, wishing always that “Madame” would tell her the truth–about her marriage, her spoiled daughter, her days in France, the man who threatens her. Henny’s best friend, the gay guy who lives next door, teases her, encourages her, and shares meals with her, even as she wishes for more. Murder, kidnapping, and some French gossip complicate this mystery, set in Chicago and redolent with the aroma of fine food.  (Amazon)

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See Her Die (Bree Taggert Book 2) by [Melinda Leigh]Sheriff Bree Taggert is both hunter and hunted in #1 Amazon Charts and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Melinda Leigh’s blood-freezing thriller of murder, rage, and revenge.

New sheriff Bree Taggert is called to a shooting in a campground shuttered for the winter. But she arrives to find a perplexing crime. There is no shooter, no victim, and no blood. No one but Bree believes the sole witness, Alyssa, a homeless teenager who insists she saw her friend shot.

Bree calls in former deputy Matt Flynn and his K-9 to track the killer and search for Alyssa’s friend. They discover the battered corpse of a missing university student under the ice in Grey Lake—but it’s not the victim they were looking for.

When two more students go missing and additional bodies turn up, Bree must find the link between the victims. She knows only one thing for certain: the murders are fueled by rage. When Alyssa disappears, Bree must race against time to find her before her witness becomes another victim.  (Amazon)

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The Beaufort Scales Cozy Mysteries (with Dragons) Collection: Books 1 - 4 (A Beaufort Scales Mystery) by [Kim M. Watt]

“I confess, this series is laugh-out-loud funny! Completely creative, and with recipes!” – Amazon reviewer

A picture-perfect Yorkshire village.

You know the sort.

Village greens. Dry-stone walls. Summer bake sales.

A surprisingly high body count.

Dragons …

Toot Hansell nestles in the fells of the Yorkshire Dales, peaceful, river-girt, and ruled (in a subtle yet oddly irresistible manner) by the ladies of the Women’s Institute. It’s the sort of village where one might expect the greatest drama of the year would be someone getting a burnt scone at the summer fete.


Toot Hansell is also home to dragons. Dragons with a fondness for barbecues, tea, mince pies, and investigations.

Because Toot Hansell also has a surprisingly high crime rate, and neither the Women’s Institute nor the dragons are going to stand for that sort of thing. They’ve been watching Poirot. And one can’t wait on the police to do everything …

Grab a cuppa and settle in with the first four books in the Beaufort Scales cozy mystery (with dragons) series.

And mind the cat. I think they may be up to something…

• • •

Baking Bad

“Baking Bad is a total romp that any dragon-lover not stuck in the smaug (see what I did there?) will love. Get your talons on this book now and enjoy.” – Amazon reviewer

A tranquil village. A poisoned cupcake. A murdered vicar.

A simple case – or it should be. But all clues point to the local Women’s Institute, and Detective Inspector Adams is about to discover there’s much more to Toot Hansell than bake sales and jam making.

There’s the dragons, for a start …

Yule Be Sorry

“… another warm and funny caper in the Yorkshire Dales, a celebration of friendship, and a joy to read.” – Amazon reviewer

A festive tale of kidnappings, explosions, and stolen turkeys.

One should never meddle in the affairs of dragons, but someone has been doing just that. They’ve been making dragon scale baubles that are nothing short of lethal, and kidnapping delivery drivers all over the Yorkshire Dales. And while the Women’s Institute might not need to get involved, there’s a limit to what the police can do when they don’t believe in dragons …

A Manor of Life & Death

“Hilarious, engaging, exciting and touching by turns (and sometimes all at once) and of course bolstered by oodles of tea and cake.” – Amazon reviewer

Warring staff. “Accidental” poisonings. Topiary of dubious intent.

Throw in the full complement of the Toot Hansell Women’s Institute and dragons doing yoga on the terrace, and DI Adams is starting to wonder if she might have made a small misjudgement signing up for this particular spa weekend in the country.

And that’s before the dead body in the sauna and the storm that cuts them off from the rest of the world …

Game of Scones

“Each installment of the Beaufort Scales series just gets better and better.” – Amazon reviewer

Bribery. Corruption. Murder. Who said local politics were boring?

Suspicious deaths on the Skipton city council don’t sound as though they should have anything at all to do with the Toot Hansell Women’s Institute, and they certainly shouldn’t involve dragons. Or not in the mind of DI Adams, anyway.

The Women’s Institute and dragons may have different ideas, of course …  (Amazon)

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The Pushing in the Pond (Bakers and Bulldogs Mysteries Book 19) by [Rosie Sams]Free with Kindle Unlimited
When Melody and French Bulldog Smudge attend a graduation party it should be all fun? But a miserable graduate, a body in the pond, and a confused bulldog all boil down to a mystery that needs solving.

Graduation season is always busy and Melody and her partners at the Decadently Delicious Bakery are hot on the case of some delicious treats. One particular party has Melody a little worried. Rumors of cheating and dastardly deeds threaten to bring the party down, but Melody won’t allow idle gossip.

However, when her Frenchie, Smudge finds a body in the pond, Melody has to admit that something is going on. Will the crime-fighting team find the murderer or has Smudge sniffed out more than she can cope with? Find out in this delightful cozy mystery with the most intrepid dog detective in all of Port Warren.

Also from Rosie Samms:
Cupcakes and Crimes volume 1 – Books 1 to 6 in the Bakers & Bulldog Mysteries
Cupcakes and Crimes volume 1 – Books 7 to 12 in the Bakers & Bulldog Mysteries  (Amazon)

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FIVE!: FIVE FIRST-IN SERIES COZY MYSTERIES by [M'Lissa Moorecroft, Chrissy Chase, Lizzie Josephson]




Five full cozy mysteries! Each one is the first book in a series so if you like the characters, you’ll be able to keep reading about them!  (Amazon)

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A Murder at Morlock: A St. Clair Mystery by [L.C. Warman]The gloomy Morlock estate is on the cusp of a sale—but the house inspection goes far from smoothly. As more and more visitors, planned and unplanned, arrive, it becomes increasingly clear: everyone is hiding something. And one of those secrets is deadly.


Widower Daniel Bauer has a secret—one that he won’t need to keep much longer, if only he can get through the house inspection that day.

Real estate agent Suzy Chung is desperate to manage her unruly client Daniel. He refuses to leave the house for the inspection, for reasons she can’t identify. Daniel is her first client—if the listing falls through, her fresh start in the well-to-do town of St. Clair will be compromised…and Suzy cannot afford to let that happen.

Antonia and George Butters are an irascible middle-aged married couple set on buying Daniel’s house. But the arrival of a second family, the Haynes, claiming they set up a showing that day through Suzy, sets them on edge. It doesn’t help that the Butters’ real estate agent, Jack Randall, has been acting fishy ever since he arrived, or that the young house inspector named Teddy grows jumpier the more people show up. Not to mention the sudden arrival of two contractors, claiming they’re supposed to give Antonia Butters a quote, even though a quote seems like the last thing on their minds.

A tornado warning sends the group fleeing to the basement. When the lights go off, tensions grow high and trees tumble down, trapping the group inside.

And when the lights come on, someone among them has been murdered.

A MURDER AT MORLOCK is a standalone St. Clair mystery novel. Other St. Clair mysteries include:

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)

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Pharaoh's Forgery: Karina Goes on Vacation (Karina Cardinal Mystery Book 4) by [Ellen Butler]

International bestselling and award-winning author Ellen Butler presents book four in the Karina Cardinal mystery series! Fans of Melinda Leigh, J.D. Robb, and Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum will adore this gripping mystery adventure.

Margaritas, mayhem, and murder. Too bad her only defense is a cocktail umbrella.

After some of Karina Cardinal’s recent adventures—her lover Mike Finnegan would call them scrapes, jams, or pickles—she’s more than ready to blow this D.C. pop stand for a short girls’ trip to Mexico. Until Jillian’s roller skate wreck blows their plan out of the water. With Jilly injured and Mike working, her fellow lobbyist Rodrigo volunteers to share some sun, sand, and margaritas in Cancun. It’s tough to relax, though, knowing what’s in her suitcase. A package she promised to hand off to Mrs. Thundermuffin in Mexico.

Mrs. T’s evasive maneuvers around Karina’s questions wave more red flags than a bullfighter, leaving Karina no choice but to take a peek. Okay, so it’s not a kilo of something illegal. It’s an Egyptian death mask that turns out to be a magnet for crooks, conmen, kidnappers, and outright killers.

When the situation explodes into chaos, Karina and Rodrigo are lucky to have friends in the right place—at their backs. But they’re in one hell of a jam. And they could be going home in something tackier than a souvenir t-shirt—more like a body bag.  (Amazon)

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Bookmarked for Death: Psychic Sleuths and Talking Dogs (A Jaz and Luffy Cozy Mystery Book 3) by [Max Parrott]A puzzling murder and not a suspect in sight…


After a dead body is discovered in the dusty stacks of the old library, the quiet seaside town of Blackwood Cove is once again plunged into a seemingly unsolvable case.

College student Jasmine Moore wanted nothing more than to relax with a good book after a stressful and tumultuous semester. But it seems like fate has other plans. Surrounded by familiar faces and accompanied by her trusted dog Luffy, this amateur sleuth must once again put her wits to the test against a baffling murder with not a suspect in sight.

If Jasmine wants to fight her way to the bottom of this mystery, she’ll need more than just luck this time. With a sea of conflicting clues and contradictory information, it seems like Jasmine and Luffy are up against their toughest case yet. Only a few subtle connections hold the secret to finding the killer – if she’s quick-thinking enough to spot them…

If you love head-scratching paranormal mysteries steeped in strange occurrences and conflicting clues, then you won’t want to miss Bookmarked for Death. Jasmine’s last cases are about to look like footnotes in comparison. Grab your copy today!  (Amazon)

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Holly and Holidays, Another Murder (A Sheridan Hendley Mystery Book 4) by [Christa Nardi]Everyone’s dancin’ and prancin’ at the Pets & Paws Holiday Gala, that is, until chaos breaks out.

A festive fundraiser to help the dog rescue turns sinister when somebody salts the tempting spread with something toxic. Although Maddie and most of the other guests are quick to recover, Davis Elder is not so lucky. When it appears that the food poisoning was intended to mask his murder, Elder’s daughter, Rachel, asks Sheridan to help find his killer. As Sheridan and Rachel investigate the prominent accountant’s records, a possible motive emerges and the game is on – with a happy ending for all, except the killer.

Join Sheridan and her family and friends for this holiday cozy mystery novella with a dose of holiday cheer and a favorite biscotti recipe.  (Amazon)

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Bichon Frise Near the Body: A Humorous Cozy Mystery for Animal Lovers (Pets Reporter Cozy Mystery Book 2) by [Kyla Colby]When a celebrity chef is found dead, who is the real victim?

It’s only been a few months since Samantha Hodges put crime reporting behind her to write about the pets in her cozy hometown.

But crime keeps following her, or so it seems.

When Sam is paired up with the newspaper’s food critic for a Halloween assignment, she doesn’t expect they’ll find a celebrity chef dead in his own pumpkin soup.

The uptight food critic is convinced the chef was murdered — and Sam gets mixed up in an amateur murder investigation again.

Can Sam find the murderer in time — or will the next body be hers?

Sam’s sidekick, a greyhound named Pumpernickel, returns in this cute cozy series along with a new friend, a bichon frise!

Pets Reporter Series
#0 Catnip & Culprits (download free at
#1 Greyhound at the Gravesite
#2 Bichon Frise Near the Body
#3 Pot-Bellied Pig in Peril (Coming in October)

Scroll up and click Buy Now!  (Amazon)

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Meowing for Murder (A Clever Cat Detective Series Novel Book 1) by [Sandra Baublitz]


“Murder!” he meowed.
Elderly amateur sleuth Lillian Hardcastle and her clever cat, Saber, are visiting Lillian’s sister to help her after an accident. It’s what sisters do.
Lillian knew they’d argue like they always did. But murder?
She’s shocked to find a dead neighbor in the middle of her sister’s living room. Why did the woman break in? And who killed her?
It’s time for Lillian to pick up her spyglass and Saber to prowl for clues. A killer is on the loose.
It will take one clever cat and one canny older woman to solve the purr-fect murder.  (Amazon)

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Death by Chocolate (Addie Foster Mysteries Book 5) by [Kimberley O'Malley]


Spring has returned to Ocean Grove, NC, bringing warmer days and more customers to Smiling Dog Books. Life for Addie seemed so normal, no disturbing dreams, no threatening notes from her stalker. And she couldn’t be happier. All she had to do was survive a French cooking class. How hard could it be? Little did she know the chef would end up dead! Was it the Chocolate Mousse?

As if solving the chef’s murder wasn’t enough, Addie’s prophetic dreams have returned, scarier than ever and hitting too close to home. Her stalker is now back and more determined than ever to get to her. And who is the new mystery man in her life? Friend? Foe? Something else altogether? Can Addie, Jonah, and her BFF Grey solve the murder and identify her stalker before it’s too late?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle


New Releases For The Week Of September 13, 2020–Part 3

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of September 13th, 2020. I am going to divide the list into 4 days because there are so very many of them for the week. Today is the third day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.


Probable Paws (Kitten Witch Cozy Mystery Series Book 4) by [Corrine Winters]Ember the witch solves a purr-fect murder!

It was just another quiet night in her tiny town when Ember McNair got word that the local security guard at the art museum had been knocked out.
A priceless painting had been stolen.
Against her better judgment, Ember promised her beau, Cedric, that she would respect his position as sheriff and stay out of the investigation.

But then the painting showed up. Along with a dead body!

Turns out the painting is known to be a *cursed* painting. And someone looked to have stolen it and placed it in the home of the murder victim.
Ember knew at that moment that she was needed. Teamed up with Kali (her feline familiar), Sage (her ditzy-witch best friend), and an ancestral ghost, Ember could crack this case before the murderer strikes again.

But what about all those promises to not get involved??

Furr-getaboutit!  (Amazon)

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Whacked: A Rylie Cooper Mystery (Rylie Cooper Mysteries Book 5) by [Stella Bixby]

Rylie is staying out of it. No more investigating, no more drama, no more danger.

She has enough on her plate training the woman who completely upended her life. 

But when someone is brutally attacked, Rylie is conflicted. 

Surely, the police can handle the investigation. They have the experience, the training, the knowledge. And Rylie not only has a job to keep, but friends she doesn’t want to let down . . . again. 

Until she realizes she may have been the target of the attack and the woman she’s training—her nemesis—may have been the attacker. 

Will Rylie be able to let the police handle the investigation or will she put her own life at risk to bring the attacker to justice? 

If you like Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series, you’ll love this laugh-out-loud fifth installment of the Rylie Cooper Mystery Series.  (Amazon)

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Los Angeles, 1949. Attorney Andrew Martin, aka Andrés Martinez, is doing what he does best: surviving. His career is stable, he has his pick of women, and his beloved parrot, Emerson, keeps him company. True, he’s still lamenting his rejection from the military, still tormented by memories of his father, and then there’s his leg, which continually feels like an imposter. But he’s learned to live with all of that, too. Until the arrival of Penny, that is, a member of the Salvation Army, a stranger with a secret. Andrew’s meeting with the woman is brief, but what he learns from her upends him. Suddenly nothing makes sense. He desperately needs to get away, and it seems the gods are listening, for he’s soon offered a job in Sacramento. And not just any job. He’s been asked to help confirm a plot that the government is using ex-Nazis to spy on communists in the U.S. The timing seems perfect, and Andrew agrees. What he doesn’t know is that this quest will lead him straight into the heart of that from which he is trying to escape. Includes Readers Guide  (Amazon)

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Dead Ends Don't Talk (A Small-Town Mystery with Style Book 1) by [S.E. Babin]Welcome to Harper River, an idyllic small-town with secrets to spare and home of Dee Avery, hairstylist and accidental crime-solver.

Dee Avery had no intention of ever returning to Harper River. But as everyone knows, destiny laughs in the face of the most well-intentioned plans.

After burying her philandering father, destiny (or more likely her meddling mother) comes in the form of a decrepit building and a desperate seller. The deal is too good to be true, but Dee, down on her luck and desperate, buys it and opens up Harper River’s first salon and spa, angering her competition and putting Dee square in the face of adversity.

When a body turns up after receiving one of Dee’s signature services, the police and the community initially blame her proprietary haircare formulations as the culprit. But Dee didn’t survive growing up in Harper River only to crumple under the weight of her neighbors’ judgment. She makes it her mission to find out who or what was responsible for her client’s death and to clear her own name.

To her shock, Dee discovers dark secrets lurking in the shadows of Harper River and they aren’t too keen on being uncovered.

Will Dee walk away and leave the ghosts of the past buried? Or will she risk her own life and that of her budding business to solve a murder and save her own future?  (Amazon)

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The Smuggler’s Daughter: Heartwrenching and gripping historical fiction with a mystery to uncover by [Kerry Barrett]Only she knows the truth. Only she can save them.

Emily Moon lives with her mother in an inn on a clifftop in the darkest reaches of Cornwall. After her father mysteriously disappears, her mother finds solace at the bottom of a bottle, and the only way to keep afloat is to turn a blind eye to the smugglers who send signals from the clifftops. But Emily knows that the smugglers killed her father to ensure his silence, and she will not let his murder go unpunished…

Present day
After a case ends in tragedy, police officer Phoebe Bellingham flees to Cornwall for a summer of respite. But rather than the sunny Cornwall of her dreams, she finds herself on storm-beaten cliffs, surrounded by stories of ghosts and smugglers – and the mysterious Emily Moon, who vanished without a trace over two centuries ago. As rain lashes down around her, Phoebe determines to find the truth behind the rumours – but what she uncovers will put herself in danger too…

A haunting and moving timeslip novel perfect for fans of The Girl in the Letter, The Forgotten Village and The Witchfinder’s Sister.

Readers LOVE Kerry Barrett!

Love love love this book!’ Kathleen McGurl, USA Today bestselling author of The Forgotten Secret

Pulls you in right away from the first few pages… Hard to put down… I really enjoyed this book.’ NetGalley reviewer

Beautiful and heart-wrenching and so impossible to put down!’ NetGalley reviewer

A great read!… Have tissues handy! I highly recommend!’ NetGalley reviewer

Perfectly paced and plotted… I soon found myself lost in the characters’ world and reluctant to put the book down… Brilliant.’ Over the Rainbow Book Blog

‘Sucked me in… I had a hard time putting it down.’ NetGalley reviewer

This book honestly has it all… Shocking, heart-warming, funny and superbly researched.’ Readers Enjoy Authors’ Dreams  (Amazon)

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On St. Nick's Trail by [M K Scott]Private Eye Nala Bonne and her trusty crime-fighting rescue dog Max spend their days surfing social media for telltale signs of disability fraud and philandering husbands, but when a lucrative opportunity to investigate something entirely different, Nala readily agrees to take the case.

The task: find a missing Santa impersonator

Unfortunately for her, someone is dead set against the search and will stop at nothing to drive Nala and Max out of town before their search even begins.

Can this dynamic duo locate the missing Santa before it’s too late?  (Amazon)

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Down in Flames (Witches Be Crazy Cozy Witch Mystery Series Book 5) by [Constance Barker]Cursed Books and the Ghost of a Witch

When a witch friend of Helga’s passes on, she’s shocked to see her old friend’s ghost attempting to apparate. However, Julie’s ghost is having difficulty staying in ghost form so close to her death. Is she trying to warn Helga? Was her death not natural?

Julie owned many books, many first collections that are being auctioned off. Several people purchase the various books, but when they are murdered in the same way as the characters in the books, Helga’s radar goes off. Are the books cursed? Did Julie curse the books before her death?

Helga must tread lightly to discover what happened to her friend and why a strange curse has been exacted on certain personal items of Julie’s estate. Could the descendants of an ancient Indian tribe be involved? They’ve been protesting at the museum. Could the museum curator have a hand in creating turmoil for the tribe and as a result the curse? Or is Julie’s daughter Jean an unlikely suspect? Perhaps she has her own secrets.

***Find out in the 5th book in the Witches Be Crazy Cozy Witch Mystery Series***  (Amazon)

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A Witness to Murder: An unputdownable cozy murder mystery (A Lady Eleanor Swift Mystery Book 3) by [Verity Bright]A medieval house, a dead body and some rather suspicious chocolate fudge? Call for Lady Swift!

Autumn, 1920Lady Eleanor Swift, accidental amateur detective and retired explorer, is determined to take a break from investigating murders. So when a local politician dies suddenly at an elegant dinner party at Farrington Manor, she tries her hardest not to listen to the raft of rumours around the village that he might have been poisoned by the fudge. It’s the anniversary of the disappearance of her beloved parents and she’s promised herself not to get mixed up with any more mysteries. She isn’t sure they’d have approved.

But when she arrives home to discover that Mrs Pitkin, the kindly cook from Farrington Manor, has been dismissed without wage or reference because the police consider her a suspect, Eleanor knows she needs to act. If there was a murder, then she needs to track down the culprit and clear Mrs Pitkin’s name.

Accompanied by her faithful partner in crime, Gladstone the bulldog, who has the best nose for sniffing out bones in the country, Eleanor sets out to find the killer. And when another body turns up and she finds poisoned fudge in the victim’s house, Eleanor knows she’s on the right track. But can she sort the truth from the lies before she becomes a witness to another murder – this time rather closer to home?

An utterly charming cozy mystery! Warm and witty, fans of Agatha Christie, TE Kinsey and LB Hathaway will be totally hooked.

Readers absolutely love A Witness to Murder!

I was hooked from beginning till end. Ellie is a powerful and lovely character, the book is so well written and delight to readGreat series!’ Goodreads Reviewer

A sparkling heroine and perfect partner-in-crime Every bit as compelling a couple as Bertie Wooster and Jeeves and the series is both entertaining and eminently readable… The perfect light reading for a summer day. An added bonus is the delightful dog Gladstone who is indolent, gluttonous and totally adorable.’ Goodreads Reviewer

‘An excellent read. Highly recommended Gripping. It holds you until the book is finished, from cover to cover.’ NetGalley Reviewer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Fun, easy read… This is an easy series to get lost in. Long may it continue.’ Goodreads Reviewer

‘I’ve so enjoyed getting to know Lady Eleanor!… A great addition to the series!’ Goodreads Reviewer

A fantastic read… I can’t wait for our next visit to see what adventures Lady Swift and Clifford get into.’ NetGalley Reviewer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I absolutely love Verity A great read and one I highly recommendI can’t wait for the next book.’ Jen’s Reading Corner  (Amazon)

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A Bitter Shot (A Stoneybrook Mystery Book 7) by [Eryn  Scott]This barista’s in a whole latte trouble …

The new barista at Cascade River Coffee is Stoneybrook’s new obsession. Everyone loves Max and his latte art … until he’s found standing over a body, a smoking gun in hand. The coffee company’s owner, Wendy, is desperate to prove her most popular employee is not guilty. She seeks out Hadley’s help with the case.

As Hadley, Paul, Suze, and Luke join together to discover the truth about the murder, they uncover more secrets than they bargained for. The victim was a Cascade Ridge journalist and he was working to spill the beans on a few big local scandals. But will Hadley and the gang be able to prove any of this was grounds for murder?

Recipes included: Spiced coffee blossoms and cinnamon pecan biscotti!  (Amazon)

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  Death Under the Dryer (A Fethering Mystery Book 8) by [Simon Brett]Welcome to Fethering! Carole has a bad hair day when a haircut leads to murder in this quirky, cozy, British village mystery.

The last thing Carole expects when she goes to Connie’s Clip Joint for a trim is to find the body of Kyra, Connie’s assistant, in the back room.

Kyra’s boyfriend, Nathan, has vanished, but his family, an eccentric, controlling bunch, don’t seem overly concerned. Instead, they are bizarrely obsessed with a family board game which seems to provide a host of clues as to Nathan’s whereabouts.

Carole and her neighbour Jude are determined to unravel the clues, but can they discover the truth before either someone is falsely accused or the killer makes a second move? And how many haircuts can a pair of middle-aged sleuths have before people start to become suspicious?  (Amazon)

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Sickly Dodger and the City of Assassins by [LK Mooresmith]


Being an assassin is no stroll in the park. Which is why Sickly Dodger, recent attendee of the Dalton College for Men in Black, has decided to hang up his cloak and dagger and walk toy poodles for rich old ladies.

Unfortunately for him, assassination is a job for life. When a mysterious letter arrives on his breakfast table, he must decide whether to buy some new body armor and solve a murder case the City Watch have given up on, or put his tail between his legs and bark up a different tree. To make matters worse, Sickly must confront a plot that threatens himself, his friends, and the city of Hambridge armed only with a blank expression, a red notebook, and a homicidal guard dog named Crowbar.  (Amazon)

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The Law Of Ivy (Ivy Hart Mystery Book 7) by [Jessica King]Guilty Until Proven Innocent…

When detective Ivy Hart discovers that her partner Vince Benton has been arrested and charged for murder she assumes it must be a mistake.

But as Vince is forced to face the ghosts of his past, an anonymous witness comes forward with shocking evidence.

It is clear that Vince is in a situation where he is innocent until proven guilty in the eyes of everyone.

Does that everyone include Ivy herself? Or will she keep the faith and help Vince clear his name against all the odds?

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China Bohannon fled a bad situation and decided to start her life over as a strong, independent woman in the wild and woolly town of Spokane, Washington. China takes on the role of bookkeeper at Doyle & Howe detective agency with her uncle, Montgomery Howe, and his handsome partner, Gratton Doyle.

Spunky and determined, China is always one step ahead and cannot help getting involved – with the help of her trusty dog Nimble, of course.

“Crigger has created an enchanting heroine in China, with just the right amount of courage and vulnerability.” – V.J. Rose

China Bohannon: The Complete Series includes – One Foot on the Edge, Two Feet Below, Three Seconds to Thunder, Four Furlongs, Five Days Five Dead and Six Dancing Damsels.  (Amazon)

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No Love Lost (The Kent Fisher mysteries Book 6) by [Robert Crouch]

How can a simple job interview end in complete carnage?

When Mandy Paige seeks Kent Fisher’s help to find the mother who abandoned her as a baby, he has no idea of the mayhem his investigation will unleash. With only a photograph of a woman he once knew, he discovers she left her office one Friday afternoon twenty years ago and never returned.

Did Helen Cassidy escape an abusive husband or was she abducted and murdered?

People connected to Helen begin to die in mysterious circumstances. An old foe returns, leaving cryptic messages on the windscreen of Kent’s car. He seems to know Kent’s every move, hounding and taunting the sleuth, attacking those who can help him solve the mystery.

When the main suspect dies, Kent’s investigation lies in tatters – until he realises he’s not the one pursuing the killer. The killer’s pursuing him.

No Love Lost is the sixth book in a series of murder mystery novels featuring environmental health officer, Kent Fisher. Laced with irreverent humour, the book offers a contemporary and distinctive twist to the classic whodunit.

If you enjoy a complex murder mystery that’s as much about the characters as the plot then purchase your copy today.  (Amazon)

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Ruff Justice: A Cozy Mystery with Heart--full of friendship, family, and fur babies! (Cara Mia Delgatto Mystery Series Book 5) by [Joanna Campbell  Slan]New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Joanna Campbell Slan has done it again! 

From the author of stories in five of the Chicken Soup for the Soul Bestsellers comes the continuing the saga of Cara Mia Delgatto, a single mom trying to grab a SECOND CHANCE at life!

When a young caregiver is falsely accused of stealing from her elderly client, Cara Mia Delgatto refuses to stand by with her mouth shut. That famous Italian temper of Cara’s is hotter than a bottle rocket. Instead of ignoring the girl’s plight, Cara launches her own investigation, even though she has plenty to keep her busy at her store, The Treasure Chest, a shop specializing in upcycling, recycling, and repurposing with a coastal theme. If that wasn’t enough, Cara’s new beau has disappeared–vanished!–and she’s forced to wonder how her taste in men could possibly be so bad? Meanwhile, she’s assisting two brides-to-be as they plan their weddings and occasionally acting as referee when the two women clash over dates for their nuptials. And yeah, then there’s that online bashing her reputation is taking. Otherwise, it’s just another sunny day in Paradise!

This series is perfect for fans of Amy Vansant’s PINEAPPLE COVE MYSTERIES, Elaine Viets’ DEAD-END JOB SERIES, as well as books by Dianne Harmann and Tonya Kappes and anyone who loves uplifting reads!  (Amazon)

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