New Releases For the Week Of October 11th, 2020–Part 3

Fair Cronies and Felonies: A Chinese Cozy Mystery (A Raina Sun Mystery Book 10) by [Anne R. Tan]

A new director. Budget cuts. And a fire. The senior center will never be the same again.

As the new director for the senior center, Raina Sun thought organizing a few events for the geriatric crowd would be fairly easy. Until the center’s biggest donor dies in a fire, and her grandma’s arch nemesis becomes the prime suspect. As the body count piles up, Raina is drawn into another murder investigation. Can she solve the case, or will her grandma’s arch nemesis spend the rest of her golden years in prison?

Don’t miss out on the fun. Grab your copy now. (Amazon)

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Mist Across The Sands (Beach House Mysteries Book 4) by [Victoria LK Williams]

Christmas on Pearl Island brings more than Santa. Pirates threaten the safety of the island, and when tragedy stricks, Morgan reminds the sea witch Cora of a long ago promise. Now that Morgan is assured of her personal safety, she must plan to destroy the modern day pirates terrorizing the waters off the island and insure the safe return of their hostages. (Amazon)

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A Whisker's Breadth (Reg Rawlins, Psychic Investigator Book 9) by [P.D. Workman]

From USA Today Bestselling Author, P.D. Workman!

Reg acquires a client with terrible luck. Reg needs all of the psychic powers that she and Starlight possess to see Vivian King’s future and what catastrophic accidents stand in her way.

But this is Black Sands, and all is not as it seems. Reg faces unexpected barriers as she tries to prevent Vivian’s death.

One day Reg hopes to understand all of the ins and outs of this business. But today is not that day.

A fun, full-length paranormal cozy mystery with a captivating cat, drop-dead gorgeous warlock, and magical races as you’ve never read them before. 

Don’t let this thrilling read slip through your paws. 

Get it today. (Amazon)

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The Gift of Rift: Ray's Gifts #3 (Dusky Cove Cozy Mysteries Book 8) by [Di Davis]

When a rival gift shop owner is killed, Ray must once again clear his name.

Ray Watson doesn’t like Clark Dutch. The sleepy resort town of Dusky Cove is a small market for two gift shop owners, so Clark has been Ray’s business rival for many years. Clark has only escalated their rift. But that doesn’t mean Ray wanted Clark dead.

When Clark’s body is found, Ray is the prime suspect. The police’s second choice? Judy, Clark’s employee—and Ray’s friend. With her criminal history, Judy’s in even more trouble than Ray. Can he prove their innocence?

Read more of the Dusky Cove Cozy Mystery series:

Lori’s B&B
1. Inn Over Her Head
2. Inn Trouble
3. Inn Vain
4. Inn Dire Straits
5. Inn Danger

Ray’s Gifts
6. The Gift of Grift
7. The Gift of Lift
8. The Gift of Rift
9. The Gift of Thrift (coming 2021!)

Get a FREE book, recipes and a tourist’s guide to the prettiest little town all up and down the North Carolina coast in the author’s email group–offer inside! (Amazon)

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Calculated Entrapment: The Calculated Series: Book 5 by [K.T. Lee]

The thrilling final installment of The Calculated Series!

Stefanie Ryland is a marine biologist whose life is going exactly to plan. She’s worked her way up the corporate ladder to land her dream job at the Oceanic Exploration Group and has a fulfilling personal life. Not to mention, her older sister, Ree, is soon going to make her the world’s greatest aunt. However, a surprise phone call from Ree forces Stefanie to reevaluate everything she thought she knew. Not only has her sister been secretly moonlighting for the FBI and CIA, but Ree has also helped thwart several dangerous attacks. And her team believes that Dmitri, the man behind the attacks, has made the OEG his next target.

For CIA Operations Officer Joey Pacelli, putting Dmitri out of play isn’t just his job, it’s unfinished business. When the CIA and the FBI ask Stefanie Ryland to help them take Dmitri down, Joey travels to San Francisco to protect her. Teaming up with Stefanie is the perfect chance for Joey to beat his old nemesis at his own game. There’s just one problem – Dmitri is playing by an entirely new set of rules. (Amazon)

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Redmond and Haze Mysteries Volume 1: Books 1-3 by [Irina Shapiro]

Murder in the Crypt A Redmond and Haze Mystery Book 1

When the body of a young man is found stuffed into the tomb of a medieval knight, Parish Constable Daniel Haze is tasked with investigating his first solo murder case. Suspicion instantly falls on the only stranger to arrive in the village of Birch Hill just before the crime took place, but the American captain proves to be an unexpected asset. A former soldier and a skilled surgeon, Jason Redmond is not only willing to assist Haze with the investigation but will risk his own safety to apprehend the killer.

With no suspects, no motive, and few leads to follow, Redmond and Haze must solve the crime before one of them becomes the murderer’s next victim.

Murder at the Abbey A Redmond and Haze Mystery Book 2

When the body of a young woman is found near the ruins of a haunted abbey, everyone assumes she died of fright. A postmortem examination tells a different story. Not only was Elizabeth Barrett poisoned, but the lethal dose of cyanide must have been administered by someone close to her—someone she trusted, who may have known her secret.

As Captain Redmond and Constable Haze delve into the victim’s seemingly ordinary life, they learn she wasn’t the proper, biddable wife everyone believed her to be. With no clear motive for the murder and no obvious suspects, the trail soon grows cold. But the killer is closer than they imagined, waiting to strike with deadly force should they discover the truth.

Murder at the Mill A Redmond and Haze Mystery Book 3

When a man’s naked corpse is found strapped to a waterwheel, newly appointed Inspector Haze is called upon to investigate the crime. With the help of American surgeon Captain Redmond, he delves into the life of Frank Darrow, a man who inspired such hatred, his mere death wasn’t enough to satisfy his killer.

Finding few clues and no obvious motive for the murder, Redmond and Haze must peel away the layers of Frank Darrow’s relationships to get to the shocking truth, while also coming to terms with unexpected developments in their own lives.

Perfect for fans of C.S. Harris and Anne Perry, and devotees of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. (Amazon)

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The Big Day Brew-HaHa: A Bigfoot Bay Witches Paranormal Cozy Mystery Novella by [Cat Larson]

It’s wedding day in Bigfoot Bay!

And the town’s spirits are higher than ever.
Literally.

Everyone loves a celebration.

A starry summer evening—check.
One madly-in-love couple—check.
Treasured friends and family—check.
An enchanting setting and… enchanted guests?

The Bigfoot Bay Witches cozy mystery series:
Witch on Ice – Book 1
Bewitched Brew – Book 2
Witch Bane and The Croaking Game – Book 3
Witch Haunt – Book 4
The Witch is Back – Book 5
The Big Day Brew-HaHa – Book 6 (Amazon)

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Death on the Marais (Inspector Lucas Rocco Book 1) by [Adrian Magson]

FULLY REVISED NEW EDITION

Praise for Adrian Magson

‘… a classic crime star in the making’ Daily Mail

‘A gripping police procedural’ Eurocrime

France, 1963. It’s a time of great change in France, not least for Inspector Lucas Rocco. As part of a nationwide ‘initiative’ to broaden police operations, he finds himself moved from the Paris metropolis to a small village. His new patch might be rural, but it’s certainly not uneventful: on his first day, he finds a murdered woman wearing a Gestapo uniform lying in a British military cemetery.

When the body is removed by order of a magistrate from the police mortuary before Rocco can finish his investigation, he realises he’s up against a formidable enemy. An enemy who will go to any lengths – even murder – to stop his investigation. (Amazon)

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Rocco and the Price of Lies (Inspector Lucas Rocco Book 6) by [Adrian Magson]

Praise for Adrian Magson‘… a classic crime star in the making’ Daily Mail

‘A gripping police procedural’ Eurocrime

The anticipated sixth instalment of the bestselling Inspector Lucas Rocco series…

Murder by suicide? Three senior government officials – a judge, a politician, and an ex-police chief – are all dead by their own hands.

Inspector Lucas Rocco finds himself once more working for the Interior Ministry: undertaking an investigation meant to avoid a government scandal and ignoring unpalatable truths. He’s soon convinced that a common denominator must be at play…

Rocco uncovers top-level fraud, theft and deception. And when he narrowly survives an attempt on his life, he realises that he has nothing to lose by bringing the truth out in to the open – whatever the risks. (Amazon)

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Death on the Rive Nord (Inspector Lucas Rocco Book 2) by [Adrian Magson]

FULLY REVISED NEW EDITION

Praise for Adrian Magson

‘… a classic crime star in the making’ Daily Mail

‘A gripping police procedural’ Eurocrime

Picardie, 1963. A truck drops a group of illegal workers by a deserted stretch of canal in the dead of night near Poissons-les-Marais, desperate travellers in a pipeline, searching for a better life. Days later, one of them surfaces, stabbed to death.

For Inspector Lucas Rocco, finding the victim’s fellow travellers presents problems. Most Algerian immigrants are welcome, but trawling for any who aren’t is a sensitive issue loaded with threats of civil unrest, something which terrifies his bosses in the Ministry. And when Rocco is ordered to stay away from one factory, where he suspects illegals are being employed, it goes against everything he knows.

However, his diffiulcties have barely begun. One of the illegals is a young woman with a small child, on the run from her brutal husband, Samir Farek, an Algerian gangster who has threatened to kill them both. But Farek has another, bigger agenda: to take over as gang lord in Paris. With a history of disposing with anyone who crosses him – a fate he is happy to mete out even to a senior policeman who gets in his way – the potential consequences are frightening.

Caught between his instinct to protect a vulnerable woman and her child, of obeying bosses interested only in preserving the status quo, and facing the threat of a dangerous gangster who recognises no boundaries in the murderous pursuit of his plans, Rocco begins to wonder how long he can survive. (Amazon)

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Spellfire & Fury (A Brimstone Falls Paranormal Cozy Mystery Book 1) by [Emery Belle]

Welcome to the wrong side of the tracks…

When Josie Prince decides to teach her cheating husband and his pudding-for-brains mistress a lesson they’ll never forget, she didn’t expect her spell to be quite so… permanent. Hauled before the coven tribunal for improper use of her magic, Josie is stunned to discover she’s being banished to Brimstone Falls, a magical prison town with a fearsome reputation and a penchant for secrets.

Talk about bad luck. Or so she thought… because her life is about to get a whole lot worse.

After stumbling across a body only a few hours after she arrives in her new home, Josie becomes suspect number one, especially in the eyes of the werewolf warden with a fondness for cowboy hats and plenty of disdain for the town’s residents. With the threat of being banished in a more permanent way hanging over her head, Josie has no choice but to try to solve the murder herself, with the help of the quirky new friends she’s met along the way.

Which isn’t as easy as it sounds, because in a town full of criminals, everyone’s got a sordid past.

And everyone’s got plenty to hide. (Amazon)

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Death on the Pont Noir (Inspector Lucas Rocco Book 3) by [Adrian Magson]

FULLY REVISED NEW EDITION

Praise for Adrian Magson

‘… a classic crime star in the making’ Daily Mail

‘A gripping police procedural’ Eurocrime

France, 1963. A farmer reports a truck ramming into a car near Amiens, Picardie, followed by gunfire.

A group of Englishmen are brought in after a bar fight.

A tramp’s body is discovered in a burnt-out truck.

All this occurs after multiple attempts on the President’s life. Inspector Lucas Rocco knows there’s a connection somewhere. Yet despite all clues pointing to the Pont Noir for the next attack on the President, his superiors reject his suspicions. Finding himself suspended, the victim of a set-up, with no badge and no authority, and facing the lethal response of English gangsters, Rocco has to go it alone… (Amazon)

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Festival of the Vine : A Mac and Millie Mystery (Mac and Millie Mysteries Book 4) by [JB Michaels]

The Festival of the Vine would be divine if it weren’t for the murderous villain threatening to cross the line (Amazon)

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Praise for Adrian Magson

‘… a classic crime star in the making’ Daily Mail

‘A gripping police procedural’ Eurocrime

Rocco and the Nightingale (Inspector Lucas Rocco Book 5) by [Adrian Magson]

When a minor Paris criminal is found stabbed in the neck on a country lane in Picardie it looks like another case for Inspector Lucas Rocco. But instead he is called off to watch over a Gabonese government minister, hiding out in France following a coup. Meanwhile, Rocco discovers that there is a contract on his head taken out by an Algerian gang leader with a personal grudge against him. (Amazon)

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Strange Pair: A David and Trait Mystery by [Shane Chastain]

Clean, Classic Mysteries

Carter Railcar has a problem. Murder on the factory floor. A saboteur in the operation.

When the call comes in to their Chicago office, detectives John Trait and David DeGrabber hurry over to get to the bottom of things.

There’s nothing straightforward about this one. A mystery full of the unusual characters at any workplace. Puzzles to solve, poeple to chase, and an explosive finale. There’s the matter of a little bank robbery too. 

See how the boys sort it out in, ‘Strange pair’.

About the series: The David and Trait Series are completely episodic, so you can start on whichever one you like. No cheesy big bads from one to the next, or heavy secondary arcs to worry about. John Trait, who tells the stories, and his partner David DeGrabber, are just a couple of able bodied men trying to make it on their own terms after the Allied victory. These are good clean mysteries, in the classic style. No profanity, no graphic descriptions of violence, and no hard drinking depressed detectives here. John helped to liberate France, and we don’t know where Dave spent his time, but we may one day find out, in the David and Trait Mysteries. (Amazon)

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Cake with a Crime (Taste of Magic Mysteries Book 4) by [Kat McGee]

A long-awaited wedding. A happy event. Until Harper Dade, a witchy amateur sleuth, discovers the best man face-planted in the groom’s cake.

With Harper’s best friend’s fiancé a possible target as well, the wedding’s on hold.

But while on the run, the would-be groom holds on to his secrets like a dog—or in this case werewolf—guarding a bone. Thwarted at every turn, Harper struggles to come to terms with her past when her lowlife ex invades Willow Hollow.

Unless she solves the murder before the wedding cake goes stale, there may never be a magical happily ever after.

Cake with a Crime is book four in the Taste of Magic cozy mystery series. The series features clean, quirky magic, mystery and mayhem. (Amazon)

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A Hex a Day (Which Village Book 1) by [L.C. Mortimer]

A hex a day keeps the werewolves away…

My mom is dead.

At 34 1/2 years old, this shouldn’t bother me nearly as much as it does, especially considering the fact that we haven’t spoken in years.

But she’s my mom.

And it bothers me.

I make my way to her home as quickly as I can. She lived in a little town in the middle of nowhere, but as soon as I start working my way through her estate – organizing the chaos in her raggedy little cottage, sorting through her financial documents – strange things start to happen.

Suddenly, I wonder if I really knew my mother at all.

Suddenly, I wonder if her death was really an accident.

The town where she lived is full of mystery and chaos, and it doesn’t take long for me to realize that my mother’s killer is still out there – and that I might be their next victim. (Amazon)

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The Ship of Death: A gripping and addictive murder mystery perfect for crime fiction fans (The Anglian Detective Agency Series, Book 4) by [Vera Morris]

With a ruthless criminal loose on the Suffolk coast, life is anything but peaceful for the Anglian Detective Agency . . .

At Rooks Wood Farm, Rosalind Breen’s twin sons grieve her death. Daniel shoulders the burdens of running the farm and caring for his brother, Caleb, who’s shunned for his strange appearance.

Meanwhile, Minsmere Bird Reserve is suffering a spate of vandalism and senior partners of the Anglican Detective Agency, Frank Diamond and Laurel Bowman, are enlisted to find the culprits. But shortly after taking the case, Laurel discovers the body of a young man dumped in one of the meres and the detectives are caught up in a murder enquiry.

All evidence points to one suspect but can the Anglian Detective Agency catch the killer? Or will it take another death for the truth to be finally set free?

Readers LOVE Vera Morris’s Anglian Detective Agency series:

I sat up to past midnight reading this book’ *****

‘Full of twists and turns’ *****

‘A book you just know you are going to like from the 1st page’ *****

perfect detective novel‘ *****

I started it early one morning and had finished it by bed-time that same day!’ *****

super read‘ *****

This book stands head and shoulders above the rest in this overcrowded genre‘ *****

‘Absolute must read’ ***** (Amazon)

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New Releases For The Week Of October 11th, 2020–Part 2

Hide the Bones: A Suspense Mystery Novella (Isle of Bute Book 5) by [Levi Fuller]

There’s a mysterious murder hiding in the darkness… and it gets his own way.

Recently returned home, Detective Claire finds herself in the craziest situation, she thinks she can escape the craziness of a quiet island, but she now finds herself up against the monster.

She is close to you. She’s spent years honing her craft.

This is no ordinary killer; she seems to stalk her prey. More importantly Claire can’t shake this feeling, that this killer is around her, and knows the victims well.

Will Claire be able to stop the killer in time before he strikes again?
Can she find out who killed her brother?
Can save the island’s people?

If you like suspense mystery books, then you will love Hide the Bones.


Click the Buy NOW or Read NOW button at the top and join her search today.
(Amazon)

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Familiar Spirits (Twilight Hollow Witchy Cozy Mysteries Book 1) by [Sara  Christene]

An inept witch, a cozy town, and an old dark magic.

Welcome to Twilight Hollow, WA, a small forest town with three resident witches. Adelaide O’Shea runs the Toasty Bean, imbuing her coffee and tea with warm, cozy magic. When a black cat crosses her path, she worries her new pet might be unlucky, and her suspicions are confirmed when the next thing in her path is a dead man with her phone number in his pocket.

And the cops aren’t the only ones breathing down her neck over it. There’s an old, dark magic in town, and it has its sights set on Addy. With the help of her two witch sisters, a handsome detective, and a charming veterinarian, can Addy solve the murder and escape the darkness? Or will her and her new spooky pet have to turn tail and run? (Amazon)

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Sometimes Treasure Wants to Remain Hidden, Especially if It’s Cursed

Back to the Brewing Board (Ivy's Botany Shop Witch Cozy Mystery Series Book 4) by [Constance Barker]

When a treasure hunter’s death is ruled accidental, Ivy and Everett are called in to investigate. Did the victim uncover a cursed treasure that should have remained undetected? Did someone hide the treasure knowing its curse? Or was the man the victim of a more mundane type of curse from someone he trusted? (Amazon)

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An Axe to Rind (The Cheese Shop Mysteries Book 1) by [Ally  Roberts]

Something smells rotten in the Cheddar Haus.

Colby Jackson is supposed to be a reporter, not the manager of a cheese shop. But after losing her job and moving halfway across the country to live with her wealthy half-sister, she finds herself running a cheese shop in a small town on the coast of Maine while she figures out just how to get her career back on track.

However, that plan is immediately derailed when she finds a dead body inside the shop. Especially because people in town are quick to pin Colby as a suspect.

There are plenty of others in the tiny town of Bayfield who might be capable of murder: an ex-wife, a mysterious cheese buyer, and even Colby’s own half-sister. Colby might not know the first thing about selling cheese, but she knows how to sniff out a story, and she’s determined to use her reporting skills to figure out who the real killer is.

Because someone definitely had an ax to grind.

And that same someone just might strike again. (Amazon)

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The Cat in the Witch Hat (A Mystic Cove Witches Paranormal Cozy Mystery Book 1) by [Lilly Graves]

When Chloe, a sassy magical cat, is hit by a limousine at the scene of a millionaire’s murder, she knows she’s in a cauldron full of hot trouble. Not only does she resurrect with one of her nine lives lost, she learns she was meant to be born a witch. What the Spell? Shifting from a cat to a witch, and back, is about as easy as putting on striped stockings for the first time.

As Mystic Cove’s broomsticks point at housemate and fellow witch, Nova Wildes, as suspect, urgency bubbles. To make matters worse, the heir to the dead man is now kicking every witch out of their historical shops along Mystic Cove’s seaside cliffs. Will Chloe master her shifting abilities enough to prevent another life from being taken, and save a charming coastal town from its demise? (Amazon)

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Tuxedo Bravado (Mint Chocolate Chip Mysteries Book 4) by [Emmie Lyn, Sweet Promise  Press]

I’m Sunny Shaw and once again, catastrophe has landed at my front door.

Go figure.

I never thought a simple kitty rescue could take such a deadly turn, and that I’d end up smack dab in the middle of a murder investigation. Or that I’d have to worry about a one-eyed pirate, a flirty waitress, and a real live scarecrow at our pre-Halloween Tuxes and Tails fundraiser.

It’s not easy to solve a crime in an evening gown and heels. The race is on to untangle lies from truth, and I’m sure there’s a whopper in there somewhere.

Jasper, get your tiara in place. It’s up to us to follow the clues before they lead the cops in a great big circle . . . right back to us. (Amazon)

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One Body Short of a Picnic (Cedar Fish Campground Series Book 3) by [Zoey Chase]

Fourth of July should have been a blast at Cedar Fish Campground, but another murder has sent Thea’s plans up in smoke.

Thea Pagoni is ready to move on from a difficult start to the summer with a huge bash planned for the Fourth of July. But a giant turtle gets in the way—literally—and the closer they get to the event, the grumpier Nolan acts. After Thea’s argument with a fireworks vendor leads to threats and tension, having Jerry Bishop, famous purse designer, stay at the campground seems like it could bring some good press… Until he’s found face-down and unresponsive in the goat pen.

Another unsolved mystery could ruin the event, and Thea isn’t convinced that Jerry’s fans and their memorial are good for business. With Nolan and Hennie to help sleuth, along with the rest of the crew at Cedar Fish, Thea sets out to find the latest killer before things blow up in her face.

ONE BODY SHORT OF A PICNIC is the third novella in Zoey Chase’s Cedar Fish Campground cozy mystery series. For lovers of the outdoors and clean mysteries with a side of romance. (Amazon)

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Dress to Kill (An Irina Curtius Mystery) by [Susan Bernhardt]

Irina Curtius, a retired ballet dancer living on the Upper West Side in Manhattan, runs a ballet studio for young children. One of Irina’s good friends is found dead after an opening night performance with the New York City Ballet Company. The police see it as an unfortunate and horrific accident. Unsatisfied with that explanation, Irina sets out to prove the truth: that her friend was murdered in cold blood.

Irina’s cousin and her husband, Kay and Phil Driscoll come to NYC for a visit. While Phil is busy attending various jazz venues, Kay, a notable amateur sleuth from Sudbury Falls, wants to help Irina investigate her friend’s untimely death.

A man from Irina’s ballet past appears on the scene, looking to rekindle an old relationship. Meanwhile, Jerome, an old college friend of Irina’s and pianist for her ballet studio is undergoing a complete makeover that is affecting both his physical and emotional self.

Irina must balance her search for answers with numerous struggles in her personal life and in her circle of friends, all while trying to avoid becoming the murderer’s next victim in this intriguing and thrilling adventure.

Welcome back to Irina’s world. (Amazon)

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What started in the playground will finish in blood.

Best Served Cold: A DCI Harry Grimm Novel by [David J Gatward]

When a tragic farm accident turns out to be foul play, DCI Harry Grimm finds himself up against a murderer years in the making and out for revenge.

With the local community in self-imposed lock down, and the body count quickly climbing, Harry and his team are in a race against time to stop a killer as invisible as they are brutally effective.

But with some threatening to take the law into their own hands, and the wounds of his own past once again starting to bleed, DCI Harry Grimm is about to take a trip into Hell.

And beyond.

Grimm Up North is the second book in the DCI Harry Grimm crime thriller series, set in the Yorkshire Dales, and perfect for fans of L. J. Ross, J. D. Kirk, , Adam Croft, Simon McCleave, Alex Smith, J. M. Dalgliesh, J. E. Mayhew, and J. R. Ellis. (Amazon)

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Painted Spirits: A Chocolate Magic Cozy Mystery - Book 7 by [Olivia Swift]

Cowboy dreams, séances, painted horses, a rodeo and a mystery . . . they all happen in a new adventure for Magda Barnes and friends of The Chocolate Magic Café.

Magda’s best friend Rula seems to have a cowboy spirit in her stable. Imagine the surprise when an artist paints a cowboy which he has seen in his dreams and he’s the same one. Will the friends be able to determine the connection between the two when they come together for a séance?
Meanwhile, in her usual manner, Magda’s psychic cat Crystal is knocking books to the floor opening to pages providing hints about family . . . and danger.

The Chocolate Magic Cozy Mystery books always have happily-ever-after endings. No cliff-hangers. Although each book can be read as a stand-alone, the reader’s experience is enhanced by reading the books in order. (Amazon)

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Flight: The Outer Banks Cozy Mystery Series - Book 1 by [JoLyn Duffy-Shields]

A murder, then another two and the Dare County Sheriff’s department is off and running to solve these high profile cases. Set in the beautiful vacation wonderland of the Outer Banks of North Carolina, this story is full of twists and turns and an unexpected ending. This tale was not “ripped from the headlines”, but it was influenced by them. A great cozy read that will keep you turning pages all day. (Amazon)

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Leger's Halloween Party: A Halloween Cat Sleuth Story (The Leger Cat Sleuth Mysteries Book 42) by [Lacey Dearie]

It’s almost Halloween and the neighbourhood’s residents are ready to enjoy a party. After all, it’s been a difficult year for everyone and they need something to cheer them up. But in the run up to October 31st, lock down restrictions are tightened once again in Glasgow and an outdoor party with mandatory masks is their only option. Leger is initially excited about the prospect of a party in the car park, with animals and humans celebrating together for once. That is until some unexpected visitors show up, the party food goes missing and Maxine is discovered to be crying beneath her mask after a grim discovery in Tony’s old house. Leger finds that he is blamed for the theft of the food and is banned from the party, but he has a bigger problem on his mind and a murder to solve.

This is the 2020 Leger Halloween Special and will be released on 15th October 2020. (Amazon)

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Flo and Maude Christmas Capers by [Sarah Osborne]

The Old Dames Protection Agency solves murders before they happen. Curmudgeon Flo and gentle Maude, octogenarians and founding members of the organization, are on the road from Boston to LA, Atlanta to Cape Cod, ready to save the innocent (and not so innocent) from harm. Their side-kick, young Kate, does the heavy lifting and carries a gun.

It all starts when Flo rescues Maude from the clutches of would-be murderers and jewel thieves hanging out at one of Boston’s finest hotels in “Malice at the Palace.”

Flo and Maude deliver a cranky Cape Cod resident from harm in “A Curmudgeon’s Last Christmas.”

It’s on to “California Dreamin’” for an LA author whose death is foretold in the mysteries she writes.

Flo must prevent the murder of her father’s best friend in “Mrs. Claus and the Littlest Reindeer.”

And finally, if you’ve been missing Ditie and the kids (from the Ditie Brown Mysteries Series published by Kensington), here they are once more. Ditie needs the help of Flo and Maude in “Old Friends and Older Crimes” to prevent murder in an old folks home.

These are mini stand alone holiday mysteries to be consumed in any order you like and whenever you need a laugh or an escape from the crush of the real world.

See what one reader has to say:
“The pandemic is a hard slough for everyone. In times of loss and uncertainty, it’s a joy to take a holiday trip visiting Flo and Maude. They’re great characters to hang out with — no PPE required. The Old Dames’ cases have just enough suspense for the reader to exhale with a smile when matters do turn out all right in the end.” Lucy Davidson, MD, EdS (Amazon)

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Violets and Vengeance (Treehouse Hotel Mysteries Book 2) by [Sue Hollowell]

A puppy parade, quirky garden gnomes, and a mysterious death mean puzzle lovin’ Chloe and her faithful companion Max are on the case again…

Second in the Treehouse Hotel Mysteries series!

Chloe and her mom are busy fixing up the adorable Buttercup Bungalow at the treehouse hotel when Chloe gets a disturbing call from her sister. It turns out Violet, the town environmentalist, has been found dead in the lobby of the local dog spa.

Violet’s staunch environmental stance shouldn’t have made her a target. But her constant protests and her questionable handling of the popular annual pet parade leaves Chloe with a seemingly endless number of suspects. A prominent town council member–and even Chloe’s sister–top the list.

The shocking clues Chloe and Max discover lead them down a path that jeopardizes the future of the hotel. With the help of some huckleberry scrub, dog walks in the park, and her slightly overbearing mother, can Chloe and Max tie up loose ends and outmaneuver the killer to keep their beloved, quaint town from becoming a concrete jungle?

Violets and Vengeance is Book 2 in the Treehouse Hotel Mysteries series. A light, cozy mystery in a small town with a puzzle loving, amateur female sleuth, quirky characters (human and canine), and enough flowers and pastries to fill your garden and your belly. No gore, swearing or cliffhangers. Can be read as a standalone. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Apple Pie and Follies: An Abi Button Cozy Mystery Romance #6 by [Lizzie Lewis]

Alice and Rupert Forrester have just moved into the house Abi used to call Creepy Castle. The basement apartment will soon be ready for newlywed Bethany and Harry with baby Freddie. Alice finds an old map of the area in the college library, which leads to some exciting discoveries.
Some items donated to the local cat charity cause serious problems for Abi and Danny, with Danny locked in a police cell and suspended from work at lawyers Branks, Davis & Waters, and Abi taken in for questioning. Meanwhile, life at Button Up coffee shop proceeds in the usual way ‒ a way that is often far from normal.
This is the sixth and final Abi Button cozy mystery romance, taking place in a small English town. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Pot-Bellied Pig in Peril: A Humorous Cozy Mystery for Animal Lovers (Pets Reporter Cozy Mystery Book 3) by [Kyla Colby, Audrey Duncan]

Tinsel, pigs, and murder, oh my!

It’s Christmas in Birchwood!

Pets Reporter Samantha Hodges is ready to enjoy the annual Christmas “Pet Memories Lawn Display” contest, with some seriously impressive entries from the pets-obsessed town.

There’s only one problem: Sam has found the local pet groomer dead in the salon, and a boisterous pot-bellied pig at the scene.

Can Sam balance her journalism career and another amateur murder investigation?

Sam has to solve the groomer’s murder or Christmas in Birchwood will be ruined.

Come along once more to Birchwood, the most pet-friendly town in America! Have fun with Sam’s sidekick, greyhound Pumpernickel, and all the other cuddly pets and characters in this cozy story.

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

Scroll up and click Buy Now to start reading right away! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Sudden Paws (Kitten Witch Cozy Mystery Series Book 5) by [Corrine Winters]

Ember McNair faces her most furr-midable challenge yet!

Ember should have known that after she tried to help her friend Kathy O’Connell get the courage she needed to leave her boyfriend, Steve Smits (noted mean food critic and notorious philanderer), that things would blow up in her face.

Now Kathy is implicated in a murder charge after Steve is found dead after their conversation. It’s going to take everything that Ember’s spell book has to investigate this murder. Luckily, she’ll have the help of her Sun Tzu quoting feline familiar, Kali. And lets not forget Cedric, her handsome wolf shifter sheriff fiancé.

All this would be a lot but wait there’s more! Ember and Cedric have figured out that someone has erased her memory. Specifically of her sister, Ashley. Why would they erase her memory and is the mysterious woman that Cedric has found really Ember’s long-lost sister? Does she even want to be found?

It’s enough make anyone go hiss-terical! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

I Have Something Really Important To Tell You: All The Wrong Reasons Episode Eleven by [KK Hendin]

This season of filming is coming to a close, but there are still a lot of questions that will probably remain unanswered.

It’s not like anyone’s secrets are going to be spilled, nor will anyone do something as wild as confess.

Not to hidden feelings, not to the real reason they joined the show, and definitely not to murder.

And there’s absolutely no way (literally, not a single way) that CR is going to agree to a final shoe ceremony.

He wouldn’t.

***
ABOUT ALL THE WRONG REASONS:

Fated.

An award winning reality dating show, or, as the network likes to call it, The Real Last Chance For A Fairy Tale Ending.

You know how this works.

One Prince Charming is picked. He’s inevitably handsome, shredded, has a vague enough sounding job to be legitimate, and the ability to lie really well to the cameras. He’s looking for his One True Love, and obviously, the best way of finding that person (who always happens to be a white woman, between five foot three and five foot ten, wearing approximately a size zero to four, and preferably blonde) is to have a team of producers round up seventeen women who are all more or less interchangeable, move them into a castle, ply them with alcohol, turn cameras on, and broadcast it all on national television.

Add in a plethora of the most ridiculous dates the producers can possibly think of, too many feelings, real and fake, and an emotional proposal at the end, and you have the highest rated reality show in history.

Everyone is willing to play the game. Some walk in more willing than others, but in the end, they all believe in it. The show, the fairy tale, the happily ever after. Regardless of what’s happened to previous ‘winners’ of the show.

It’s not like anyone’s ever been there for the right reasons. But never have the wrong reasons been so wrong.

ALL THE WRONG REASONS is a weekly serial. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

New Releases For The Week Of October 11th, 2020–Part 1

Silent Bite: An Andy Carpenter Mystery (An Andy Carpenter Novel Book 22) by [David Rosenfelt]

Andy Carpenter and his golden retriever, Tara, are finding that all is not calm or bright in Silent Bite, the latest Christmas mystery in this heartwarming series from bestselling author David Rosenfelt.

Lawyer Andy Carpenter can finally take a breath; he’s back on dry land after a family Caribbean cruise forced on him by his wife, Laurie, to get into the Christmas spirit. Of course the family’s first stop is to the Tara Foundation, the dog rescue organization that has always been Andy’s true passion.

But when Andy arrives, his partner, Willie Miller, needs his help. Willie’s old cellmate, Tony Birch, has been arrested for murder. Andy doesn’t necessarily believe in Tony, but Willie does. And Andy believes in Willie, which is why Andy decides to take the case.

Once again David Rosenfelt puts readers in the Christmas spirit in a tale that is equal parts mystery and holiday cheer. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook

A Garland of Bones (A Sarah Booth Delaney Mystery Book 22) by [Carolyn Haines]

Spunky southern private investigator Sarah Booth Delaney tackles a string of strange accidents while celebrating the holiday season in Carolyn Haines’s cozy A Garland of Bones

Sarah Booth has traded in hosting this Christmas season for a road trip with her besties. Each little Delta town has a special Christmas activity, and Sarah Booth’s bff and detective partner, Tinkie, has arranged to rent a limo for the gang and drive to Columbus, MS, to stay in a B&B. Visions of Christmas shopping, parade floats, and romantic rendezvous are already dancing in their heads.

But Christmas cheer soon turns to Christmas fear when, at one event after another, people keep getting hurt. Christmas karaoke gets ugly when one singer’s microphone gives her an electric shock. A party during a historic home tour ends with a fall down the stairs for one of Columbus’s most disreputable “players.” And when the woman who hires Sarah Booth to find the villain behind the so-called accidents is nearly killed with an arrow during a holiday mumming, Sarah Booth knows something more sinister is at work.

The Christmas bells are ringing hauntingly in Columbus this year, and Sarah Booth and Tinkie—with a little help from hunky Sheriff Coleman Peters, of course—are determined to catch the wrong-doers and ensure they receive nothing but coal in their stockings. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook

Max Rosen always said the diamond business isn’t about sorting the gems, it’s about sorting the people. His daughter Mimi is about to learn that some people, like some diamonds, can be seriously flawed.

After Mimi’s diamond-dealer cousin Yosef is murdered–seemingly for his $4 million pink diamond–Mimi finds herself in the middle of a massive conspiracy, where she doesn’t know who to trust, or what to believe. Now she must find out the truth about both the diamond and her cousin, before whoever killed Yosef, gets her. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Paperback

A Resolution at Midnight (A Lady Dunbridge Mystery Book 3) by [Shelley Noble]

Miss Fisher meets Downton Abbey in this critically acclaimed mystery series from New York Times bestselling author Shelley Noble.

Roasted chestnuts from vendor’s carts, fresh cut spruce trees lining the sidewalks, extravagant gifts, opulent dinners, carols at St Patrick’s Cathedral, a warm meal and a few minutes shelter from the cold at one of the charitable food lines . . .

It’s Christmas in Gilded Age Manhattan.

And for the first time ever an amazing giant ball will drop along a rod on the roof of the New York Times building to ring in the New Year. Everyone plans to attend the event.

But the murder of a prominent newsman hits a little too close to home. And when a young newspaper woman, a protégé of the great Jacob Riis and old Vassar school chum of Bev’s, is the target of a similar attack, it is clear this is not just a single act of violence but a conspiracy of malicious proportions. Really, you’d think murderers would take a holiday.

Something absolutely must be done. And Lady Dunbridge is happy to oblige in A Resolution at Midnight, the third book in this best selling series.

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

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook

The Sensation: The Salvation Series, Book II by [Amanda Bridgeman]

Last time she investigated the saints of the Solme Complex. This time it’s the sinners of the Sensation… Presenting the second Salvi Brentt novel from award-winning author, Amanda Bridgeman.

A series of brutal murders has the homicide division of San Francisco’s Hub 9 working overtime. But as the bodies mount, they begin to question whether the attacks are random or somehow connected.

When one of their own falls victim, Detective Salvi Brentt and the Hub 9 homicide team join forces with the narcotics and cyber divisions to track down those responsible. They soon discover a volatile new drug-tech experience, involving black market neural implants, has hit the streets, causing the epidemic of violence and missing persons.

With the clock ticking and the bodies piling up, Salvi must go deep undercover in the seedy Sensation club scene to find out who is behind it. But in the secretive playgrounds of the rich and powerful, some will stop at nothing to protect their empire…

File Under: Science Fiction [ Electrical High | Rich vs All | Deathly Addiction | If You Go Down to the Woods… ] (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Claire Barclay is enthusiastic about her British Mystery Book Tour business. She enjoys taking her guests, usually from America, to the settings of mystery novels where bodies are long dead. Her neighbor’s plea for help to deal with a recently murdered well-known author unsettles her. She leaves the body to the police and takes her guests to Cornwall, including a British tourist who far is too interested in the dead author. (Amazon)

When home bakery owner Kayla Jeffries discovers her elderly friend has been strangled, she draws upon her strengths as an HSP (Highly Sensitive Person) to help solve the murder and restore peace to her quiet oceanside community. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Paperback

In this entertaining debut novel Lynn Downey takes us back to San Francisco in 1952. Restless war widow Phoebe McFarland decides it’s time to make some changes in her life. She quits her job, bids her surprised friends farewell, and heads south to spend the next six months on her in-laws’ dude ranch in Tribulation, Arizona.

Phoebe has enjoyed multiple vacations at the ranch, loves the desert, and is happy to have the opportunity to spend time with her husband’s sister. In exchange for room and board she will help out in the office, and she hopes to finally finish the novel she is working on. When a group of magazine writers comes to stay, including an attractive single man, Phoebe sees a chance to connect with the professionals.

But Tribulation soon lives up to its name. When Phoebe finds an old diary hidden in her desk, she stumbles onto secrets from the town’s past that collide with a shocking revelation from her own, leading her down a trail to both discovery and danger. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Paperback

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)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Caffeinated Calamity (A Two Broomsticks Gas & Grill Witch Cozy Mystery Book 2) by [Amanda M. Lee]

The only witch in the world? It might feel like it to Stormy Morgan but she knows better.
Twenty minutes away, in a town called Hemlock Cove, witches have taken over. Sure, the bulk of the town is made up of frauds looking to shore up their tourism industry, but there are real witches, too. There’s a family, last name of Winchester, and they’re notorious. Stormy wants to meet them but she has a myriad of problems darkening her doorstep.
The first is Hunter Ryan, her childhood love who is back in her life and ready to take the next step, which is formal dating … just as soon as he’s given proper respect to his previous relationship. While Stormy is waiting for that to happen, she runs to the aid of customer at the family diner when the older woman collapses as she’s leaving after breakfast. Before Stormy can offer even a dollop of help, though, the woman is dead and there are more questions than answers.
When the cause of death is determined to be poison, Stormy and Hunter have to follow a tangled trail of clues … and it leads them straight to the senior center. It seems the victim was a regular visitor there, and one of the better euchre players at the lauded weekly tournaments. Is that a motive for murder, though?
Stormy has her hands full with out-of-control euchre madness, magic she is trying to control, and hormones that are threatening to run rampant. When she finally makes it to Hemlock Cove, her nerves threaten to get the best of her.
She needs help. This is a world she doesn’t understand. The truth has to come out, but is she ready? It might not matter because a murderer has marked Stormy for death. It’s up to her and her motley crew of friends and family to save the day … if they can all come together as a team.
That will be easier said than done. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Crossing Lines (A Sam Mason K-9 Dog Mystery Book 6) by [L. A.  Dobbs]

He got away with murder once before…

But the sickening realization that his arch-enemy, Lucas Thorne, may not be guilty of the crime that put him behind bars is the least of Sam’s worries. A dangerous killer is targeting young girls and Sam and his K-9 Lucy must stop him.

But life at the White Rock Police station is complicated. Sam has just discovered that his second in command, Jody Harris, hasn’t exactly been truthful to him. Officer Kevin Deckard is still in a coma, and newcomer Wyatt Davis has secrets of his own. The only steady thing in Sam’s world right now is his trusty K-9 Lucy.

As the killer escalates, Sam races against the clock to prevent the death of another victim. But the leads are dead ends and the clues don’t make any sense… until Sam uncovers the shocking true identity of the killer…. Too bad he may have figured it out, just moments too late. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Killer in the Kiwis (Lovely Lethal Gardens Book 11) by [Dale Mayer]

A new cozy mystery series from USA Today best-selling author Dale Mayer. Follow gardener and amateur sleuth Doreen Montgomery—and her amusing and mostly lovable cat, dog, and parrot—as they catch murderers and solve crimes in lovely Kelowna, British Columbia.

Riches to rags. … Chaos again. … Winning is important, … at least for some!

Doreen is overwhelmed with joy when she sees all the volunteers who show up to help get her deck addition built. Most of the men are cops, friends of Corporal Mack Moreau’s, and are happy to help Mack’s special friend and the lady who has helped solve so many crimes for them with a spot of home renovation.

But before the deck improvement can be finished, duty calls, and the cops are called away on a case. Another gray-haired lady has dropped dead. Yet another heart attack victim is added to the long line of previous ones. And, of course, neither of these recently deceased women had a heart condition that would explain their sudden demise.

With her animals at her side, Doreen is determined to figure out what the ladies had in common, plus why and how kiwis keep popping up in this case. As she digs into the ladies’ lives, the things Doreen discover are shocking, … but not as shocking as the answer is to this riddle … (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle. Paperback

Jingle all the Slay (Marshmallow Hollow Mysteries Book 1) by [Dakota Cassidy]

Welcome to Marshmallow Hollow, Maine, a holiday mystery, where it’s all Christmas all the time and murder is hung by the chimney with care…

I’m Halliday Valentine (yep; funny name is funny), a psychic witch who’s recently moved from New York City back to my very human hometown of Marshmallow Hollow, where I run the family factory that caters to all things Christmas. I inherited the factory from Mom, who inherited from Nana Karen, but now it’s just me (kinda…long story), my curmudgeonly British familiar hummingbird, Atticus; one ungrateful rescue cat; my talking reindeer, Karen; and my BFF Stiles (the only human aware of my witchy side).

Oh, and Digby Dainty (known as Hobbs), the tall drink of water who rents my guest cottage. And who I wouldn’t mind getting to know better. We have a lot in common, including a love of true crime. So as macabre as it sounds, when a shady real estate tycoon shows up dead in the middle of the annual ice festival, I’m thrilled to spend time with Hobbs, flexing our amateur sleuthing skills.

Well…not thrilled. I mean, a guy’s dead after all. But he did try to con some businesses right out from under the hard-working locals. In fact, the only thing more surprising than a murder in our charming Christmas town is how many of my friendly, beloved neighbors seemed to want the man dead… (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Demolition Premonition (A Magical Renovation Mystery Book 3) by [Amy  Boyles]

Clementine’s adventures continue in Demolition Premonition.
Clementine Cooke has a lot of stuff to figure out. Not only has Malene dropped a bombshell of a reveal, but Clem is also processing her feelings for Rufus, who is bound and determined to make her a Spellhunter.
But when a new home designer moves into town, she starts stealing all of Clem’s clients. Clem is ticked, and rightfully so. Things heat up in Peachwood when the interloper is found murdered and of course, Clem is the primary suspect.
Can Clem clear her name, accept Malene’s new role in her life, and finally tell Rufus the truth? Or will she fall short in more ways than one and find herself at the mercy of the Peachwood murderer? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Aunt Bessie Zeroes In (An Isle of Man Cozy Mystery Book 26) by [Diana Xarissa]

Aunt Bessie zeroes in on the perfect house for her friends, Elizabeth Quayle and Andy Caine.

Actually, the Looney mansion isn’t anyone’s idea of a perfect house. Decades of neglect have left the house in need of a complete renovation, but Andy and Elizabeth have the funds needed to restore the house to its former glory.

Aunt Bessie zeroes in on the body on the bed.

Finding another murder victim isn’t all that surprising for Bessie, but the dead man’s identity is a shock to everyone.

Aunt Bessie zeroes in on the suspects.

Doing what she does best, Bessie talks to everyone she knows about the victim, why he was on the island, and who wanted him dead. No doubt, before long, Bessie will be zeroing in on a killer. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Three Lines of Inquiry: Psychic Sleuths and Talking Dogs (A Jaz and Luffy Cozy Mystery Book 4) by [Max Parrott]

Murder followed her on vacation…

Determined to enjoy their holiday and put the murders and mysteries of Blackwood Cove behind them for a while, Jasmine Moore and her faithful companion Luffy are looking forward to getting a well-deserved break.

But murder is no stranger to the land of the rising sun. After the horrific discovery of a dead body, Jasmine finds herself plunged against her will into a new case to find a twisted killer – one that threatens to finally be her match. Stalked by an avid super-fan who knows her like a book, the killer is seemingly one step ahead of every decision Jasmine makes.

Surrounded by strange sights and unfamiliar people, Jasmine and Luffy will need all the help they can get if they want to solve their toughest case yet and bring the murderer to justice. Can Jasmine outwit a killer who seems to know her better than herself? Or this time, has she finally met her match?

Three Lines of Inquiry is a page-turning mystery packed with twists, turns, and a whole heap of spine-tingling suspense. If you loved the last books in Jasmine and Luffy’s adventures, you won’t want to miss out on the greatest mystery this duo of sleuths will ever face. Grab your copy now! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Corpse Artiste by [Selina Marcille]

Eunice Griggs does not want to spend the summer working in her family’s mortuary, but her parents give her no other choice. Dead bodies and the smell of formaldehyde is not what she was looking forward to the summer before her senior year.Despite her hatred at first, she quickly finds her calling as makeup artist for the dead. With the summer coming to a close, she is looking forward to finishing her job and celebrating with friends as she tries to grab the attention of Shawn Linden.But when a body goes missing on her watch, Eunice is racing against time to get it back, lest a zombie outbreak be her fault. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

The Vicious Victim (Nosy Parkers Mysteries Book 5) by [Lisa Karon Richardson]

New York City, 1954

With skill and imagination, Gemma Gaines has landed a job writing radio dramas for Consolidated Broadcasting Company at the famous Rockefeller Center building. But Gemma’s worried her imagination might have gotten the best of her when she thinks she hears a behind-the-scenes murder. Later, when her boss is found dead in his apartment, she can’t keep herself from working on the case. With the help of Erik, her Secret Service boyfriend, she gathers clues and compiles a complex cast of questionable characters, until the real-life drama reaches a finale that no one saw coming.

Go sleuthing with the Nosy Parkers

Inspired by the famous Girl Detective, the members of the Olentangy Heights Girls’ Detective Society, affectionately known as the Nosy Parkers, spent their formative years studying criminology, codes, and capers. Opportunities to practice their unique skills were thin in their little corner of post-WWII suburbia, so they eventually grew up to pursue more sensible careers. Yet mysteries seem to follow them wherever they go. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours–Deadly Travel

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Deadly Travel: A World War II Mystery (The Deadly Series)
Historical Cozy Mystery
5th in Series
Publisher: JDP Press (September 28, 2020)
Number of Pages 320
Digital ASIN: B08F6BW1WV

I’m so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for author  Kate Parker and her new book Deadly Travel.  This is the fifth book in her A World War II Mystery Series. 

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Deadly Travel: A World War II Mystery (The Deadly Series)
by Kate Parker

Deadly Travel has a wide variety of characters with captivating personalities . . . If you enjoy historical cozy mysteries (especially those set in the WWII era), you need to read Deadly Travel! You’ll quickly become attached to many of the characters in this delightful book.
~Christy’s Cozy Corners

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Travel to Berlin in 1939 is treacherous. Carrying out two clandestine missions in the enemy capital could prove deadly.

When a Quaker Kindertransport chaperone is murdered in the East End of London, Britain’s counterintelligence spymaster tasks Olivia Denis to join the group rescuing children from Nazi Germany. Olivia must find not only a killer, but a traitor relaying sensitive material to the enemy.

Once they reach Berlin, Olivia discovers she must rescue the family of an imprisoned British spy before she leaves the next day. An attack convinces Olivia the family’s two young sons are in grave danger, but where to hide them?

Can she protect the boys before they become the traitor’s next victims?

Deadly Travel, Book Five of the Deadly series, is for fans of World War II era spy thrillers and classical cozy mysteries, of intrepid lady sleuths with spunk and smarts. No explicit cursing, sex, or violence.

Continue your journey today into Olivia’s world of intrigue in London in the days leading up to war.

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Kate Parker caught the reading bug early, and the writing bug soon followed. She’s always lived in a house surrounded by books and dust bunnies. After spending a dozen years in North Carolina, she moved to Colorado. The Rocky Mountains are beautiful, but she’d developed a love of wide rivers, warmer and wetter weather, and fast-growing greenery that sent her hurrying back to North Carolina.

Deadly Travel is the fifth book in the Deadly Series, and Kate’s plan is to follow it quickly with Deadly Darkness, both set in 1939 in the days leading up to war. There are at least three more of the Deadly Series coming that will bring the beginning of the war to Olivia’s doorstep. Kate reports that she is having fun creating new stories to entertain readers and chaos to challenge her characters.

Author Links

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October 5 – e-Book Addicts – SPOTLIGHT

October 5 – Hearts & Scribbles – SPOTLIGHT

October 6 – I’m All About Books – SPOTLIGHT

October 7 – Literary Gold – CHARACTER GUEST POST

October 7 – Readeropolis – SPOTLIGHT

October 8 – Christy’s Cozy Corners – REVIEW

October 9 – I Read What You Write – GUEST POST

October 10 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

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October 14 – Maureen’s Musings – REVIEW

October 14 – The Pulp and Mystery Shelf – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

October 15 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW, CHARACTER INTERVIEW

October 15 – Elizabeth McKenna – Author – SPOTLIGHT

October 16 – Ascroft, eh? – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

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Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours–Trending Topic #Murder


Trending Topic #Murder (Trending Topic Mystery Series)
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Publisher: Camel Press (September 8, 2020)
Paperback: 218 pages
ISBN-10: 1603816305
ISBN-13: 978-1603816304
Digital ASIN: B08DH78VXM

I’m so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for author  Sarah E. Burr  and her new book Trending Topic #Murder.  This is the first book in her A Trending Topic Mystery Series. I read it and thought it was good.

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Meet 28-year-old celebrity blogger Coco Cline, who has started her own social media consulting company in her hometown of Central Shores, Delaware. Her new clients, Peter and Olivia Chen, are ten days away from the grand opening of their specialty consignment shop when Coco finds their store clerk Stacy dead behind the register.

Worried that a cloud of suspicion will ruin their chances of a successful business launch, the Chens ask Coco to work alongside the inexperienced, small-town police force to speed up the investigation. Using her celebrity status and social media savviness, Coco realizes Stacy’s seemingly ordinary life was all an act. Following a trail of cryptic online posts and muddied gossip, Coco and her friends discover Stacy’s questionable relationships just might be the reason for her untimely demise.

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Excerpt One:

Choosing to ignore the unintended jab at my worn-out appearance, I picked up my fork and took a few bites of creamy macaroni to appease her worries. If the success of a viral post ever started going to my head, all I had to do was come to Mom and Dad’s for a reality check. To them, my online popularity was a foggy concept that hadn’t quite yet clicked into place, and honestly, I was extremely grateful. Sitting here, I could just be their daughter. “It’s been interesting, for sure.” I shot a look at Dad. “You two need to promise to keep this between us until an official statement has been made.” I stared them down until they both nodded in agreement. 

Even more confused, worry now saturated Mom’s expression. “What’s going on?” 

I walked them through the traumatic morning of finding Stacy’s body and dealing with the police, leaving them speechless at the conclusion of my story. “It’s hard to believe something like this could happen in Central Shores.” I shook my head at the thought. 

Dad was the first to recover from the gruesome details. “Are they sure it was murder? Could something have dropped on her head when she was in the shop?” 

“I’m having a hard time remembering the scene clearly. I was so focused on Stacy and that horrible gash that I didn’t really take a look around. Something must have told the police she was killed intentionally. One of the new cops on the force said the assailant walked right out the back door.” I rubbed my temples, massaging the memory in my mind. 

“Oh my goodness, Delia, you could have been in the shop with him!” Mom gripped her face, her blue eyes widening with tears of fright. 

Placing my fork on the table where I ate breakfast every morning growing up, I reached for her trembling hand. “I’m fine. A little shocked, that’s all.” Looking at the clock over the kitchen sink, I pushed my chair back. “Hudson will be home in an hour or so. I’d better get going. I need to stop by the urgent care clinic. The detective recommended I check in.” 

My mother made moves to protest, but Dad reached over and squeezed her arm. “Be safe, kiddo, and let us know if you need anything.” 

I nodded, heading toward the front door, surprised by the lump forming in my throat. Not one to normally show an abundance of fragile emotion, I took a deep breath, trying to calm my nerves. As much as I wanted the horrible image of Stacy out of my head, pushing her away felt disrespectful. Adding to the fact I hardly knew her, even though I saw her every day for nearly a month, I was racked with guilt over the whole thing. If I hadn’t waited around before letting myself in, perhaps I would have thwarted her attacker, or at least taken him by surprise. Why was she alone at the store? Olivia and Peter were always there to supervise her work. How did the culprit get in and out of the store if all the doors were locked? As I slid into the driver’s seat, I realized I hadn’t yet asked myself the biggest question of them all. Who could possibly have killed her?

Excerpt Two:

“I’ll have a more concrete timeline once I speak with the police, but let’s assume we can open as planned. I don’t think the police hold on to crime scenes for very long, but I’ll see what I can do to persuade them to move quickly.” I was ever the optimist. “Before I forget,” I paused, reaching into my Cole Haan bag to pull out the printed PDF that my lawyer had sent to me last night, “here’s the amendment you’ve suggested.” I bit my lower lip as I thumbed through the document. I didn’t want to offend my clients, but their personal finances were in complete tatters. “Though, given your current situation, maybe we should just toss it out the window?” 

Peter sighed. “I appreciate your concern, Coco, but we need the store to be successful, now more than ever, and that’s never going to happen if either Liv or I are tempted to badger the police.” 

He grabbed a pen from the counter and scratched his signature across the page, pushing it over to his wife. 

Olivia rolled her eyes before scrawling her name below her husband’s. 

“Are you able to continue your inventory work remotely?” I directed my next question to Olivia as I put the document away. 

Her eyes scanned the room, like she was doing phantom math right before our eyes. “I have all the merchandise photos uploaded to my cloud drive, so I’ll be able to import them into the website using my home computer.” 

“Is all the inventory at the store, or do you have some here?” I ticked the next box on my list. 

“Most of it is at the store, but we did have a few shipments sent here. Why?” Peter questioned. 

I considered our options for a moment. I wasn’t one hundred percent sure that the police would give us access to the store by next Saturday, and we had the store’s image within the community to consider. The more I mulled it over, the more it seemed distasteful for the Chens to open right after their loyal employee was murdered, no matter how badly they needed to turn a profit. “I think we should plan a soft opening online. We can blast special promos for the event across your social media platforms, so there’s a certain exclusivity to it. It will make buyers feel like it’s ‘invite-only’. You can feature the pieces that were sent here, so if someone does buy something, you’ll be able to process it at home and ship it out. If we start selling pieces that are in the store, who knows if the police will be willing to let us retrieve them for shipping.” 

Olivia didn’t look pleased. “That’s less than a quarter of our inventory! If we only advertise what’s here at the house, people will think our store is a joke.” 

I didn’t not agree with her but knew our options were limited. “A soft opening gets your name out in the online retail world and allows for potential cash flow. We could also pursue hosting a benefit, where store pieces are auctioned off with the proceeds going to Stacy’s family, but you’d have to take a hit to your bottom line.” 

As Olivia’s tiny body swelled in protest, I held up a hand to calm her down. “Before we make any decisions, let me go speak with the police. I’ll call you once I have more details.” I picked up my bag, preparing for my next assignment. 

“Thank you, Coco. We really appreciate you going above and beyond on this one.” Peter gave me a weary smile as he escorted me to the door. 

“I hope I don’t let you down.” I waved goodbye and climbed into Jolly, sounding a lot more confident than I felt.

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I really liked the premise of this book.  The protagonist is a young woman who is experienced in blogging, social media and is a social media influencer.  I am not sure if I have read any other cozy mysteries like this one and it is refreshing.

The characters are well rounded and well developed.  Coco is a twenty-eight year old social media consultant and she is pretty successful.  With her boyfriend, Hudson, and her best friend, Charlotte and Jasper, things are going really good.  Until Coco finds the dead body of Stacy, the store clerk of one of her clients.  Having found the body, Coco feels like she has to help find the killer. 

The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and these descriptions pulled me into the story right from the very beginning.    

Through much of the book I felt like I was right there watching all of the action taking place.  The mystery was well plotted and with lots of twists and turns, it was not easily solved.  I considered the killer for a few minutes but quickly dismissed them.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery.  This is the first book in this series and I cannot wait to see what Coco gets into next.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book and provided my honest review. 

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Sarah E. Burr grew up in the small town of Appleton, Maine and now lives outside New York City. Since she was seven, Sarah has wanted to be Nancy Drew, but she wasn’t stumbling across any mysteries in corporate America. Deciding it was time to follow her dreams, Sarah left her career in healthcare information technology three years ago and started writing mysteries of her own. The Trending Topic Mysteries is her first traditionally published series. Sarah also writes the Court of Mystery series.

Sarah attended Elmira College and graduated with degrees in Political Science and Philosophy & Religious Studies. She loves to weave these themes into her writing. When she’s not spinning up new stories, Ms. Burr is off seeing Broadway musicals, reading up a storm, video gaming, and enjoying walks around the city.

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Saddled With Murder

Saddled With Murder
Dr. Kate Vet Mysteries, Book #1
Eileen Brady
5 Stars

Synopsis:

Veterinarian and amateur sleuth Kate Turner has her hands full trying to juggle two boyfriends, a thriving practice, and a criminal investigation

It’s the Christmas season and veterinarian Kate Turner is not feeling very jolly. She’s overworked, unappreciated, and dealing with two dissatisfied clients. Throw in a very complicated personal life and Kate’s definitely got a case of the holiday blues.

To make matters worse, Kate’s ex-boyfriend, Jeremy, is mugged and robbed after they have a heated argument in the hospital parking lot. Then, two of her dissatisfied clients turn up dead (which really gets Kate’s tinsel in a tangle). All of these events seem like coincidences, but they add up to something much more venomous.

Saddled with Murder is a cozy holiday mystery from beloved author Eileen Brady that explores the fragility and resiliency of animals and humans whose trust has been broken, and will keep animal-loving readers riveted until the last page. (Goodreads)

Review:

The characters are well rounded and well developed. Kate and her coworkers get along well, and at times they feel more like family than coworkers. At the Christmas party, they play a game of what they would wish for if they could have their wishes come true. Kate wishes two of her difficult clients would disappear, and when they are killed, they do disappear. When a third person is killed, it becomes more than Kate’s wish coming true, it becomes a murder investigation.

The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and the descriptions pulled me into the story from the very beginning. I enjoyed reading about all the animals that Kate took care of, it made for some interesting reading. The writing style flows smoothly and the book was a quick easy read, The mystery was well plotted and there were plenty of clues to sift through and suspects to consider. The culprit was on my radar but I did not not no for sure until it was revealed at the end.

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

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book provided by the publisher, Poisoned Pen Press, and NetGalley, which I greatly appreciate.


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Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours–A Sew Deadly Cruise

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A Sew Deadly Cruise (An Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
9th in Series
Independently Published (October 1, 2020)
Print Length: 226 pages
Digital ASIN: B08F4FTVP6

I’m so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for author Lois Winston  and her new book A Sew Deadly Cruise.  This is the ninth book in her An Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery Series. 

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 The combo of investigating and fun makes for a great read. The author does a good job at keeping the killer a secret. Overall a fun read that cozy fans are sure to enjoy.
~Books a Plenty Book Reviews

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Life is looking up for magazine crafts editor Anastasia Pollack. Newly engaged, she and photojournalist fiancé Zack Barnes are on a winter cruise with her family, compliments of a Christmas gift from her half-brother-in-law. Son Alex’s girlfriend and her father have also joined them. Shortly after boarding the ship, Anastasia is approached by a man with an unusual interest in her engagement ring. When she tells Zack of her encounter, he suggests the man might be a jewel thief scouting for his next mark. But before Anastasia can point the man out to Zack, the would-be thief approaches him, revealing his true motivation. Long-buried secrets now threaten the well-being of everyone Anastasia holds dear. And that’s before the first dead body turns up.

Craft projects included.

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About Lois Winston

USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Lois Winston writes mystery, romance, romantic suspense, chick lit, women’s fiction, children’s chapter books, and nonfiction under her own name and her Emma Carlyle pen name. Kirkus Reviews dubbed her critically acclaimed Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery series, “North Jersey’s more mature answer to Stephanie Plum.” In addition, Lois is an award-winning craft and needlework designer who often draws much of her source material for both her characters and plots from her experiences in the crafts industry.

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

Kiwi Killer (A Juiced Around the Corner Cozy Mystery Book 3) by [Gretchen Allen]

Welcome to Hazard Valley, population 113.

Marley Bloom couldn’t be happier. The grand opening of her juice truck, Juiced Around the Corner, went off without a hitch, and she’s ready to drum up more business not only for herself but also for all the other local businesses in town.

A stranger with a similar idea shows up looking for a place to host a writer’s retreat, thinking they’ve found the perfect spot. The folks of Hazard Valley are quick to judge and aren’t so keen on the idea of bringing any sort of hustle and bustle to the place they call home.

Disagreements are plenty, and when a body is found where Marley has been parking her truck and serving her customers, she’s forced to adjust her plans and is left wondering just how strange this stranger really is.

In Kiwi Killer, Marley races to solve the latest mystery before Hazard Valley is changed forever. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

All Broom No Bite (Wicked Witches of Vanish Valley Book 2) by [Mara Webb]

Morgan Jones is trying to enjoy date night, but when her best friend, Birdie, starts running towards her screaming their secret code, it becomes clear that something’s going on.

Someone has triggered the secret network of communication beacons and it is Birdie’s responsibility to light the beacon in Vanish Valley to pass on the message, dragging Morgan along for the ride. Forty-five minutes pass and the beacon in the next town is still dark, they are going to have to drive over there to investigate… the beacon lighter has been killed.

In the neighboring town of Tick Top, Morgan is tasked with getting to the bottom of the murder. The victim’s house is a hoarder’s paradise and it seems the guy hadn’t spoken in months, but somehow has a long list of enemies. What happened here?

Was someone trying to prevent the beacon message being spread? Was Birdie now in danger too? Was Chuck, the slightly incompetent police chief from Vanish Valley, the only person that was available to help? At least he isn’t easily distracted. Oh wait…

All Broom No Bite is the second book in the Wicked Witches of Vanish Valley series. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

The Case of the Comely Clairvoyant: A Gilded Age Historical Cozy Mystery (Shipwreck Point Mysteries Book 3) by [Elise M. Stone]

Sometimes dead men do tell tales.

Titus Strong, criminal defense attorney, has had some unusual clients since moving to Shipwreck Point. But none as extraordinary as Fannie Tyler.

The beautiful young widow still talks to her husband every day, even though he perished in a blizzard six years ago.

And he talks back.

Through him, Fannie brings the bereaved women of Whitby communications from beyond the grave.

Her séances aren’t enough to support herself and her son, and in summer she rents rooms to vacationers from Boston. This year, a nearby theater in the formerly family-friendly neighborhood has booked a burlesque troupe.

And the visitors are moving out.

In desperate financial straits, Fannie asks the lawyer to convince the theater owner to replace the scandalous show.

But when the proprietor is found murdered, and all the clues point to his client, Titus must change course.

Will the clever defense attorney be able to prove Fannie’s innocence?

Or will the stunning sibyl be fated to join her spouse by way of the hangman’s noose?

Read The Case of the Comely Clairvoyant to find out! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Mocha, Magic & Murder: A paranormal cozy mystery (Witches, Mysteries & Coffee Syrups Book 1) by [Agnes Reed]

Mocha, Murder and Magic…

Disillusioned by magic, Sally Talbott turns her back on witchcraft and jumps realms to Luna Brook, a small, quiet town nestled into the hills of the Cotswolds, England and lands a job in the local café.

Instead of a normal life filled with coffee and customers, Sally discovers her employer and landlady, Betty, fights crime for a side income and is faced with a dead body, a spilt mocha and a murderer on the loose.

A corrupt mayor with Luna Brook’s reputation to keep clean is the perfect brew for trouble and Sally soon finds the finger of blame pointing to her.

Can Sally solve the crime, clear her name and make a new life for herself before she lands herself in jail? Can she continue the presence of normality or will she have to resort to magic? And why won’t Betty’s cat leave her alone?

Mocha, Murder & Magic is the first book in the Witches, Mystery & Coffee Syrups series. If you love believable characters, crumbs of clues and a sprinkling of magic, you’ll love Agnes Reed’s new cozy mystery series.

Contains British English spellings and usage. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Write and Wronged (Honey Pot Mystery Book 6) by [Sarah Hualde]

After recovering from her last wrangle with a bad guy, Lydia Everett rejoins small-town life only to be kidnapped her first night out. Little does she know, escaping the threat was the easy part.

Now, she and her gal pals have to hunt down the nabbers before they become full-fledged murderers. With the help of a quirky young barista, Lydia pieces the stories around her together to unravel a past crime and solve a suspicious death in the present.

Will she tackle this murder mystery and come out the other side unscathed? Or will Lydia, and those around her, become collateral damage as they untangle the clues of the past?

Find out.★ Read Write and Wronged today.★

Don’t miss a clue in the ongoing Honey Pot Mystery Series.
Books 1-6 of this thrilling Christian Mystery Series now available. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Midnight Fire (A Jagiellon Mystery Book 2) by [P.K.  Adams]

In the summer of 1545, Caterina Konarska undertakes the long journey from Bari to Kraków in search of a cure for her ailing son Giulio. In Poland, she finds a court far different from the lively, cultured place she remembers from twenty-five years ago. The old king lies on his deathbed, and the once-charming Queen Bona has aged into a bitter, lonely woman—isolated from power and estranged from the heir, Zygmunt August.

Haunted by memories of a crime she solved long ago, Caterina approaches the queen with caution. Bona promises medical assistance for Giulio, but at a price: Caterina must travel with her son to Vilnius where, in exchange for a medical consultation with a royal physician, she will attempt to dissuade Zygmunt August from marrying his scandal-ridden mistress, Barbara Radziwiłł.

Caterina agrees, but she soon learns that Zygmunt August listens to no one, especially when it comes to his love life. And when a puzzling murder shakes the Vilnius court, the duke immediately suspects his mother’s agents. Caterina is thrust into yet another investigation, but as bodies and clues pile up, she realizes that in trying to clear the queen’s name, she has placed her and Giulio’s lives in grave danger.

The second Jagiellon Mystery, Midnight Fire explores the nature of duty and sacrifice and the unpredictable ways in which personal and political events can trigger buried traumas, with explosive and deadly consequences.

“A compelling mystery written in an elegant and readable style. Midnight Fire takes readers on a highly satisfying journey into the heart of the 16th century Polish-Lithuanian court where no one is safe. A treat for those looking for something refreshingly new and smart.” – Wendy Long Stanley, author of The Power to Deny (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

New Nails and a Nasty Nightmare (Sunshine Cove Cozy Mystery Book 3) by [Ava  Zuma]

The next book in the Bestselling Sunny Cove series!

Celia is a beauty consultant in a small town who loves making her clients look good and helping her friends get out of trouble. She also has a bad habit of poking her nose in some police investigations.

She’s delighted when her dear friend announces that she’ll be opening a nail parlor in the heart of town. Still, she’s a little bit concerned about her friend’s lack of business experience and the characters who’ll be helping her in this venture.

Celia becomes a nervous wreck when she hears that there’s been a death at the nail parlor. Several questions race through her mind as she races to the scene of the crime like:

Who did it?

Was it one of the business owners?

Or her friend’s competitor?

Or a disgruntled employee?

Celia doesn’t know yet but she’s determined to find out. Will she be successful or ruffle too many feathers and become the killer’s next target?

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

No cliffhanger, swearing or graphic scenes!

Buy New Nails and a Nasty Nightmare to discover how events unfold in this cozy murder mystery.

OUT SOON! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

A Ghost on Cozy Mountain (Cozy Mountain Mysteries Book 1) by [Pamela Grandstaff]

The Resort at Cozy Mountain has always enjoyed great prosperity, primarily through buying or destroying anything that gets in the way.

Fleeing her unhappy marriage, wealthy socialite Blythe Buffington has returned to Cozy Mountain to visit her invalid mother. After being harassed by her spoiled daughter, greedy first husband, and multiple buyers vying for her family home, Blythe discovers she may be flat broke.

What’s a former debutante to do?

Close friends Emma, Abby, and Georgie rally around their old friend Blythe and encourage her to move back home. Blythe promises to consider this proposition but then disappears under suspicious circumstances. It seems as if their good friend may have left Cozy Mountain forever. Or has she?

It’s spring in Cozy Mountain, and the stately homes on Grandview Boulevard are hiding some dreadfully dark secrets, both old and new. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Howl Play: A Paranormal Cozy Mystery (The Spellwood Witches Book 2) by [Melanie  Snow]

A novice witch. A collie companion. Can this clever duo put noses to the ground to chase down a killer?

Sarah Spellwood can’t wait to learn all her powerful ancestor’s magic and repair the reputation of witches. But despite hours of study and her talking dog’s support, she still doubts her spellcasting skill. And she’s about to face a major test when she’s plunged into a battle between good and evil after the enchanted forest’s protective deed is stolen and the town clerk brutally murdered…

With the finger pointing at woodland wolves for the fatal mauling, Sarah and her pooch pal vow to help the handsome police officer Eli Strongheart dig up the truth and clear the innocent creatures’ names. But when darkness rises to threaten the unprotected woods and its inhabitants, she’ll need to fight a formidable magical enemy to stop its destruction.

Can Sarah save the wolves and recover the deed before Witchland meets a terrible fate?

Howl Play is the second book in the sweet Spellwood Witches cozy mystery series. If you like cute flirty romance, discovering one’s true destiny, and love for animals, then you’ll adore Melanie Snow’s barking-ly fun adventure.

Buy Howl Play to let supernatural talent off the leash today! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Face at the Window: Mystery and suspense in the English countryside (Dan Mallett Investigations Book 5) by [Frank Parrish, Roger Longrigg]

The roguish Dan Mallett is back in this cosy English mystery! Perfect for fans of Agatha Christie, M C Beaton, Sophie Hannah and Faith Martin.

Dan Mallett is on the hunt for a silent witness…

1980, West Country of England

Since her husband died, the wealthy Lady Dodds-Freeman has been drinking her days away. Concerned for her welfare, Dan Mallett — gardener by day, poacher by night — resolves to keep an eye on her.

But then the body of one of her neighbours is found in her ladyship’s flat, murdered with a gin bottle. What’s more, a lot of money has gone missing.

As a known felon and employee of Lady Dodds-Freeman, Dan is soon established as a likely suspect.

During the course of the investigation, it comes to light that someone may have seen the crime unfold while spying through her ladyship’s window.

With the police hot on his trail, Dan vows to find the silent witness and discover what really happened that night…

Who was the mysterious face at the window? Why haven’t they come forward?

And can Dan unmask the killer before they strike again…?

Face at the Window is the fifth cosy village mystery in the Dan Mallett Investigation series: private investigation murder mysteries set in rural England.

THE DAN MALLETT INVESTIGATIONS SERIES:
Book One: Fire in the Barley
Book Two: Sting of the Honeybee
Book Three: Snare in the Dark
Book Four: Bait on the Hook
Book Five: Face at the Window
Book Six: Fly in the Cobweb
Book Seven: Caught in the Birdlime
Book Eight: Voices From the Dark (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

The Madness of Mercury (A Zodiac Mystery Book 1) by [Connie di Marco]

“Di Marco’s series starter features a clever plot and a smart and feisty heroine with feet firmly planted on the ground while she searches the stars.”
—Library Journal

San Francisco astrologer Julia Bonatti’s life is turned upside down when she becomes the target of the city’s newest cult leader, Reverend Roy of the Prophet’s Tabernacle. Driven out of her apartment in the midst of a disastrous Mercury retrograde period, she takes shelter with a client who’s caring for two elderly aunts. One aunt appears stricken with dementia and the other has fallen under the spell of the Reverend Roy. To add to the confusion, a young man claiming to be a long-lost nephew arrives. The longer he stays, the more dangerous things become. Is the young man truly a member of the family? Can astrology confirm that? Julia’s not sure, but one thing she does know is that Mercury wasn’t merely the messenger of the gods—he was a trickster and a liar as well. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Confessions on the 7:45: A Novel by [Lisa Unger]

“[A] taut, beautifully-written novel.” —Sarah Pekkanen, #1 New York Times bestselling author of An Anonymous Girl

From master of suspense Lisa Unger comes a riveting thriller about a chance encounter that unravels a stunning web of lies and deceit.

Be careful to whom you tell your darkest secrets…

Selena Murphy is commuting home from her job in the city when the train stalls out on the tracks. She strikes up a conversation with a beautiful stranger in the next seat, and their connection is fast and easy. The woman introduces herself as Martha and confesses that she’s been stuck in an affair with her boss. Selena, in turn, confesses that she suspects her husband is sleeping with the nanny. When the train arrives at Selena’s station, the two women part ways, presumably never to meet again.

But days later, Selena’s nanny disappears.

Soon Selena finds her once-perfect life upended. As she is pulled into the mystery of the missing nanny, and as the fractures in her marriage grow deeper, Selena begins to wonder, who was Martha really? But she is hardly prepared for what she’ll discover.

Expertly plotted and reminiscent of the timeless classic Strangers on a TrainConfessions on the 7:45 is a gripping thriller about the delicate facades we create around our lives. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook

The Finder of Lost Things by [Kathy Lynn Emerson]

The Finder of Lost Things” is the name Blanche Wainfleet’s three sisters bestowed on her when they were young, not only for her ability to locate missing handkerchiefs and runaway pets, but also because she was so good at finding solutions to all manner of puzzles. Now, in the winter of 1590-1, twenty-eight-year-old Blanche, a London merchant’s wife whose husband is traveling abroad, is faced with a much more serious mystery, one she is desperate to solve.

Late Elizabethan England is an era rife with treason and conflicting political and religious loyalties. Priest-catchers target Catholic households in the hope of being able to arrest and execute priests. The householders themselves have to pay ruinous fines if they do not attend Anglican services. And yet leaders of both faiths agree that a bewitched person can be cured by exorcism.

When Blanche’s youngest sister, Alison, fell in love with a Catholic gentleman, she converted to Catholicism and went to live at Otley Manor as Lady Otley’s companion. Arrested for illegally hearing mass, she died under mysterious circumstances while imprisoned in Colchester Castle. Some say she was bewitched to death.

To discover the truth about how Alison died, Blanche contrives to have herself confined with Lady Otley and other members of the Otley household in Colchester’s dungeon. She tells no one of her connection to Alison, but does pretend that she, like her sister, wishes to convert. Still without answers when a royal pardon sets all women prisoners free, Blanche accepts Lady Otley’s invitation to join her household and take instruction in the Catholic faith. She’s just begun to make progress when a second murder puts her in mortal danger from powerful figures on both sides of the religious divide. (Amazon)

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New Releases For The Week Of October 4th, 2020–Part 3

Dances With Witches (A Hannah Hickok Witchy Mystery Book 5) by [Lily Harper Hart]

Hannah Hickok is struggling. After the death of one of her workers, a woman who had been making life difficult, Hannah finds she is awash in a myriad of feelings she can’t quite put a name to. Things don’t get better when, following a romantic dinner with her boyfriend Cooper Wyatt, magic and mechanics collide in a multi-vehicle accident that looks to have been caused by a dark shadow. One of the survivors, a young teenager, could be shuffled into the system if someone doesn’t step up.
Sheriff Boone is the one who swoops in and brings the girl home, but all is not well. It seems something dark is chasing the girl, and it’s not of the human variety.
Hannah doesn’t know much – her knowledge as a witch is still growing – but she’s certain she needs to help the girl. It won’t be as easy as she hopes, though, because dark clouds are brewing and more than one storm is about to descend.
Hannah couldn’t save her employee and she’s haunted. She vows this girl will be different, even if she has to sacrifice herself to keep her safe.
Casper Creek has a long and storied past and old players are about to become new threats. Saddle up, because it’s going to be a bumpy ride. (Amazon)

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Loaf or Death (Sweets and Secrets Cozy Mysteries Book 2) by [A.R. Winters]

When the only other bakery owner in town dies, Aunt Betsy is the number one suspect. She was the last person to see Dorothy Adler alive—after Dorothy publicly accused her of stealing her famous sourdough recipe. Now, it’s up to Jean to prove her aunt innocent not only of Dorothy’s death, but the theft of the recipe.

Who could’ve wanted to see Dorothy dead? Her estranged son, in town to settle his mother’s affairs? An out-of-town developer trying to buy Dorothy’s land? Or perhaps a homeless friend whom Dorothy helps out every now and then? Something is missing from this recipe of murder, and Jean is determined to figure it out.

That’s not the only thing Jean is juggling. Shepherd’s Falls Bakery café is losing money, and no one can find the leak. Between proving her aunt’s innocence, saving her bakery, and speed dating—Jean might just find herself in the bread oven.

This is a humorous cozy mystery featuring a strong female protagonist, some unusual friends and family, and a mystery that needs solving! It has no graphic gore, bad language or sex.

Praise for A.R. Winters:

“The perfect balance of being lighthearted, but still a serious page-turning mystery.” – Jaycie D, Amazon.com

“A fun cozy mystery with engaging and entertaining characters” – lq, Amazon.com

“For fans of Janet Evanovich, Rhys Bowen and Jana DeLeon, this is a funny, clean mystery.” – Clara B, Amazon.com (Amazon)

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Death at a Hotel (Days of Death Book 3) by [Dzontra Sullivan]

Two and a half stars.

I get seventy-two hours break every millennium.
All I wanted was peace and quiet.
I was harassed from the moment I got out the taxi at the hotel. Staff who attempted to hold my bags, and tend to my every need.
Sure, I missed a collection before I left, but I’m on vacation and it can wait until I get back.
Food? It was edible, except when I was interrupted by attention seekers who just wanted to grab an autograph.
The pool was exceptional – when I got it to myself.
And that concierge? Snappy dresser, posh accent, and snooty internal eyerolls… but those beady eyes followed me everywhere.

I am the Kaah Maah.
The Grim Reaper.
All I wanted was seventy-two blissful hours of ‘alone’ time.
Surely the dead can wait?
Can’t they? (Amazon)

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A Vision in Time Saves Nine (Piper Ashwell Psychic P.I. Book 9) by [Kelly Hashway]

Psychic P.I. Piper Ashwell is a stranger to social media, so when her newest case brings her on set of a reality TV show where contestants must survive for one month without internet or phones, she can see the appeal.

But is a million dollars a fair price to pay when the consolation prize is dying? Contestants are winding up dead, making Piper and Mitchell wonder if someone is killing to win. Someone clever enough to slip by Piper’s senses and kill right under her nose.

Solving this crime will put Piper in the heart of the murders, and being forced to work with Weltunkin’s newest police detective is blocking her abilities. Can Piper pull it together to stop the killer before there are no more contestants left?

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

Scroll up and grab your copy today! (Amazon)

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The Killer Outdoors (A Southwest Exposure Mystery Book 1) by [Jodi Linton]

Welcome to Bushwhack, New Mexico: home to tourists, the great outdoors, and murder…

Tourist season has hit Bushwhack and Andie Sullivan–owner of Sullivan’s Adventure Company–is ready for her town to fill up with city slickers, snotty teens, and the dollars she needs to keep her business afloat after her messy divorce from Bucky Gunn–local celebrity rafting guide and Sullivan’s main competition. With all her guided tours booked, it finally seems lady luck is on her side.

But then Bucky is found dead. Not great.

And she’s the prime murder suspect. Double not great.

Being framed for murder sucks worse than a rabid chipmunk bite. Andie’s determined to clear her name, and this time her survival training skills won’t be used to fetch an ice pack. But how long can she stay one step ahead of a killer before she becomes the final victim? (Amazon)

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Tusk Justice: A Cozy Mystery with a Tenacious Female Amateur Sleuth (A Kenya Kanga Mystery Book 2) by [Victoria Tait]

If you love wild animals, lush African settings and quirky characters, then join our hunt for an elusive predator!

Kenya, 2016. At a summit on poaching, the keynote address is homicide. Community vet and skilled sleuth ‘Mama Rose’ Hardie is passionate about saving elephants. But things turn sour when a world-renowned conservationist is found brutally stabbed to death.

With the authorities tied up in Nairobi, Rose sets out to bring the killer in herself. But with multiple suspects all hiding secrets and scandalous truths surrounding the victim, the culprit may be too slippery for the aged amateur detective to handle.

Can Rose trap the murderer before she becomes an endangered species?

Tusk Justice is the second book in the thrilling Kenya Kanga Mysteries series. If you like Alexander McCall Smith’s No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, with a twist of Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple, then you’ll adore Victoria Tait’s adventurous whodunit.

Buy Tusk Justice and track down a beastly killer today! (Amazon)

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Cliff Edge: a gripping psychological mystery by [Florrie  Palmer]

Can you ever escape the past?

When Sara is invited by Bette and Mike to spend Christmas in an idyllic cottage on the coast, she jumps at the chance.

The couple appear to have a perfect life but appearances can be deceiving and nothing is as it seems…

As secrets come to light, tensions in the cottage mount.

When a body is discovered near the cottage, DCI Jane Owen is given the case.

But how can she solve the mystery when so many lies obscure the truth?

And when Mike goes missing, Owen suspects the answers may lie in the darkest places.

Florrie Palmer is also the author of the critically acclaimed cozy mystery, The Decoy. Cliff Edge is her second novel and is a twisty and suspenseful mystery which will appeal to fans of authors like Joy Ellis, LJ Ross and Frances Lloyd. (Amazon)

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Magical mind control

Fatal Fudge (Cursed Candy Mysteries Book 3) by [Cate Lawley]

Lina accidentally gave a batch of her fudge an extra wallop. Anyone who eats it becomes suggestable. Very>/i> suggestable.

Is it mind control?

First a nun robs a liquor store, then a kindergarten teacher punches a pedestrian. The International Criminal Witch Police are certain Lina’s fudge is to blame. When a third crime demonstrates an escalating pattern of violence, Lina is terrified a fourth offense will end with murder.

Does the mastermind behind the crimes have a twisted sense of humor, or is there a more sinister connection behind the crimes?

Join Lina as she cleans up the last (she hopes!) of her cursed candy messes and tracks down a potential killer.
(Amazon)

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The Ghostly Grounds: Death and Brunch (A Canine Casper Cozy Mystery—Book 2) by [Sophie Love]

“The perfect romance or beach read, with a difference: its enthusiasm and beautiful descriptions offer an unexpected attention to the complexity of not just evolving love, but evolving psyches. It’s a delightful recommendation for romance readers looking for a touch more complexity from their romance reads.”
–Midwest Book Review (For Now and Forever)

THE GHOSTLY GROUNDS: DEATH AND BRUNCH is Book #2 in a charming new cozy mystery series by bestselling author Sophie Love, author of The Inn at Sunset Harbor series, a #1 Bestseller with over 200 five-star reviews!

Marie Fortune, 39, a successful dog groomer in Boston, leaves the stressful life behind and heads to a small town in coastal Maine to create a new life. She remains intent on renovating the old, historic house her great-aunt left her and giving it a new life as a B&B. Yet there was one thing she couldn’t plan for: the house is haunted. Two things, actually: her great-aunt also left her a dog—and he is far from a typical dog.

Other B&B owners have heard of Marie’s ability to expel ghosts, and she finds herself, to her own surprise, in demand for her “services” from neighboring towns. It seems there are many B&Bs that need to have their ghosts cleansed. With her B&B failing, Marie, her trusted dog as her sidekick, has nothing to lose.

But when she arrives to her first client—and someone unexpectedly dies—Marie realizes she may be in for more than she bargained for. Once again, she may have to solve the crime to save her own future.

A page-turning cozy, packed with mystery, love, hauntings, travel, pets and food—anchored around a small town and a B&B in need of renovation that will capture your heart—THE GHOSTLY GROUNDS: DEATH AND BRUNCH is an un-putdownable cozy that will keep you turning pages (and laughing out loud) late into the night.

“The romance is there, but not overdosed. Kudos to the author for this amazing start of a series that promises to be very entertaining.”
–Books and Movies Reviews (For Now and Forever)

Book #3 in the series—MALICE AND LUNCH—is now also available! (Amazon)

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The Witch Who Heard the Music (Pixie Point Bay Book 7): A Cozy Witch Mystery by [Emma Belmont]

A bluesy music festival, a city packed with tourists, and a thief on the loose.

Along with the other residents of Pixie Point Bay, B&B owner Maris Seaver is excited to welcome back the Blues on the Bay music festival. But before the performances even start, some important items start to go missing. One by one, each of Maris’s friends become victims of the thief.

As the big event nears its end, Maris is determined to track down the criminal, before they can abscond with all the goods—including hers. (Amazon)

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The North Wind Descends (The Lord Hani Mysteries Book 4) by [N.L. Holmes]

Hani doesn’t know what to make of it when the king starts honoring him, but he must still find the man who killed a foreign ambassador right under the roof of the Egyptian commissioner in Kumidi—a man whose past intersects bizarrely with Hani’s. And then, the queen of the new coregent has a special task for him which may involve dragging Hani’s nineteen-year-old daughter into court politics. He must find a way to see justice done and yet protect his family… and his conscience. (Amazon)

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A Simmering Dilemma (Eugeena Patterson Mysteries Book 4) by [Tyora Moody]

Eugena and Amos are married, but the happy couple may see their new life fall apart when Amos’ daughter moves in next door. Briana Jones is cooking up mayhem when she hooks up with old friends.

When Amos receives a call in the middle of the night, he jumps into action to help his daughter whose quickly becoming a suspect in a murder. Eugeena doesn’t want to rock the boat between Amos and his daughter, but she can tell Briana is keeping secrets.

How is Eugeena going to help find the real murderer and keep her new marriage together? (Amazon)

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Murder is Fashionable (A Dodo Dorchester Mystery Book 2) by [Ann Sutton]

Dodo Dorchester, Lady detective. Stylish Dodo Dorchester is a well-known patron of fashion. Hired by the famous Renee Dubois to support her line of French designs, she travels between Paris and London frequently. Arriving for the showing of the Spring 1923 collection, Dodo is thrust into her role as an amateur detective when one of the fashion models is murdered. Working under the radar of the French DCJP Inspector Roget, she follows clues to solve the crime. Will the murderer prove to be the man she has fallen for? (Amazon)

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A Mother's Love: A Maria Rodriguez Mystery (Maria Rodriguez Mystery Series Book 1) by [Dianne Harman, Krystal Doolittle]

This isn’t the way it was supposed to be
A 17-year-old boy murdered,
Gunned down for no reason
But when you live in a known gang area in Las Vegas,
There can be collateral damage.
The police always have the time and resources to look into murders of wealthy people,
But it seems different rules apply if you’re poor,
Even if you aren’t part of a gang.

When Maria got the call that her son had been murdered, her life fell apart. And when the police said they would try to find the murderer, but there was probably little they could do, she was devastated.

If the police couldn’t do it, Maria decided she would. She knew nothing about investigating a murder, but it seemed that people were more willing to talk to a woman with no experience than to a man in a uniform.

Revenge, hatred, and jealousy are powerful motives for murder. But which one was the reason that resulted in Christopher’s murder? And more importantly, who did it?

This is the first book in a new mystery series by Dianne Harman, a USA Today Bestselling Author and Amazon All-Star, and Krystal Doolittle. (Amazon)

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The Cruise To Nowhere: Book Five: The Cozy Cruise Mysteries by [Lizzie Josephson]

A Cruise To Nowhere?

What was Adrianne Chrisander thinking when she dreamed that one up?
Well, Adrianne had just discovered she’d inherited Nowhere Island when she inherited Cosmos Cruise Lines and the rest of her Great Uncle Adrian’s Estate.

When her good friend and loyal Cosmos passenger Doris Davidson-Monroe asked Adrianne to help out one of the older lady’s many charitable endeavors and take some marine scientists on an expedition, The Cruise to Nowhere was the answer.

But why did Adrianne and her fiancé Keith think it wasn’t fish and coral reefs Dr. Maurice Gregory was really interested in?

Maybe it was his other interest – sunken treasure – that was the real object of the marine scientist’s underwater search?

Read on, dear reader, and find out…. (Amazon)

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New Releases For The Week Of October 4th, 2020–Part 2

Hidden Treasure: A Josie Prescott Antiques Mystery (Josie Prescott Antiques Mysteries Book 13) by [Jane K. Cleland]

The discovery of a mysterious antique trunk leads to a disappearance—and murder—in the latest in this beloved cozy series set on the rugged New Hampshire coast, Jane K. Cleland’s Hidden Treasure.

When antiques expert Josie Prescott finds a mysterious trunk, no one thinks it could lead to murder. Josie, the owner of Prescott’s Antiques & Auctions, and her new husband, Ty, have finally found their dream home, a Victorian beauty on the beach known in the town of Rocky Point as the “Gingerbread House.” It was recently vacated by Maudie Wilson, an aging widow, whose concerned nieces have moved her into a nearby assisted living facility. Josie befriends Maudie, who seems surprisingly sharp, considering her family’s doubts about her soundness of mind.

As Josie and Ty joyfully begin renovations on the Gingerbread House, the nieces report that Maudie, in her forgetfulness, may have left behind an old trunk, which she’s desperate to get back. Sure enough, Josie finds the trunk inside a hidden compartment, and within it a jewel-encrusted box holding a sculpture of a cat. Josie can understand the sense of urgency about getting the objects back—they look valuable, and not just in the sentimental sense.

But when Josie goes to return the box to Maudie, the woman has vanished. And on the floor of her empty apartment lies a corpse, a woman bludgeoned to death. Sick with worry for Maudie’s safety, Josie begins to piece together the clues to the murder. Everyone around her seems to want to pitch in, from Maudie’s family, to the receptionist at the facility, to the young couple helping Josie with her renovations, but with the killer so close to home, Josie has to be on her guard. (Amazon)

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A bluesy music festival, a city packed with tourists, and a thief on the loose.

Along with the other residents of Pixie Point Bay, B&B owner Maris Seaver is excited to welcome back the Blues on the Bay music festival. But before the performances even start, some important items start to go missing. One by one, each of Maris’s friends become victims of the thief.

As the big event nears its end, Maris is determined to track down the criminal, before they can abscond with the goods-including hers. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Paperback

Mirror Lake: A Shady Hollow Mystery (Shady Hollow Murder Mysteries Book 3) by [Juneau Black]

A murder is announced…but where’s the body?

Shady Hollow is a cozy small town filled with woodland creatures who live and work together. The local fall election is coming up and the campaigning is unusually fierce, since Deputy Orville Braun is running against been-in-office-forever Chief Meade. In the midst of this unexpected tension, a murder is announced, but there’s a twist: the victim is still alive!

The accuser, Dorothy Springfield, is an admittedly eccentric resident who claims her loving husband Edward is dead…even though he’s standing right next to her when she says it. What can it mean? Edward has no answers, and most of the neighbors would rather ignore the awkward situation. They think Dotty just started to believe her own nonsense. But foxy reporter Vera Vixen has some questions.

In a quiet neighborhood along the shore of Mirror Lake, Vera discovers a few things that don’t fit, starting with a misplaced lamp and an unknown face in an old photograph. As she follows the clues, she must step carefully, because the election for police chief means everyone has an opinion about the crime rates in this town, and the law might prefer to sweep some messy matters under the rug… (Amazon)

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Welcome to autumn in Banford, where foliage is vibrant, apple pie is sweet, and fire is fatal.

Cassie Bridgestone enjoys her simple life in Banford, grateful for fall, her cat, and her growing friendship with Daniel, the handsome bookstore owner.

But once again, her life is turned upside down when a deliberate explosion kills a woman, and injures Cassie – and the wrong person is blamed.

Now she must juggle an attractive fireman’s affections along with Daniel’s, but not let the intense love triangle distract her from finding the truth.

Before the real murderer silences her for good.

Return to the cozy village of Banford with the second book in the Faith and Foils Cozy Mystery Series by Wendy Heuvel. (Amazon)

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A Country Doctor and Ex-Ballplayer Save “The Bambino” from Thugs, the Baseball Commissioner, and Himself in the Historical Fiction Novel, The Babe Ruth Conspiracy, from Author David O. Stewart

–New York City, 1920-21–

In 1920, Babe Ruth–larger than life on the ball field and off–is enjoying a record-breaking season in his first year as a New York Yankee when his 1918 World Series win falls under suspicion of being “fixed.”

Then rumors start that his silent movie, Headin’ Home, was bankrolled by the top aide to gambling kingpin, Arnold Rothstein.

Ruth turns to Speed Cook–a professional ballplayer before the game was segregated and who now promotes Negro baseball–for help. If anyone knows the dirty underbelly of America’s favorite pastime, it’s Cook.

Cook enlists the help of a long-time friend, Dr. Jamie Fraser, whose new wife, Eliza, coproduced the Babe’s silent film.

While Cook, Fraser, and Eliza dig for the truth, protecting the oftentimes-reckless Ruth from thugs and the new baseball commissioner proves even more dangerous when they come face-to-face with hidden power-hitters who are playing for keeps.

Publisher’s Note: The Fraser and Cook Historical Mystery Series will be enjoyed by fans of American history and period mystery novels. Free of graphic sex and with some mild profanity, this series can be enjoyed by readers of all ages.

“Within these pages, he ushers us into the randy, gritty, wanton world of Babe Ruth, just arrived in New York from Boston, where he would power the Yankees–hell, the whole damn city–for the next decade. It is a world filled with molls and toughs, crooked pols and bootleggers, gamblers and righteous cops, not to mention Stewart’s beloved characters, Speed Cook, the wise head and former Negro Leaguer, and Dr. Jamie Fraser, who have teamed up before in previous fictions.

The texture of the city is rendered with precision and believability. When Stewart describes the new impediment at the corner of 42nd and Fifth Avenue, the city’s first traffic tower, a reader can see the snarl of horse-drawn wagons, bicycles, pedestrians and oh so many automobiles–“machines” in the argot of the Twenties–clogging the street. Even the Babe had to stop for that.

The book is full of such knowing details like the Thomas splint, an invention of World War I medicine, that saves Jamie Fraser’s daughter from losing her leg.

Larger-than-life Ruth is made palpable through a mosaic of small but unassailable images. Ruth, resplendent in a red satin dressing gown worn over a pair of green and white diamond pajamas, earns “a low whistle” from Cook when he is admitted to the Babe’s sumptuous apartment in the Ansonia Hotel. It earns something more important from the reader: a belief in narrative plausibility and in the characters that inhabit it.

So, when Stewart writes of the Babe that getting angry at him was a waste of time, “like losing your temper at a thunderstorm,” you know he knows what he’s talking about.

The book is grand. Just like the Babe.”

Jane Leavy, Author of The Big Fella: Babe Ruth and the World He Created

The Fraser and Cook Historical Mystery Series
The Lincoln Deception
The Paris Deception
The Babe Ruth Deception
(Amazon)

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Witch for Hire: A Laugh-Out-Loud Cozy Mystery in which the Cat is Boss (Paranormal Temp Agency Book 1) by [Molly Fitz]

My name is Tawny Bigford. I’m 35, single, and I love hot showers. Seriously, all I wanted was a hot shower to start my day off right, but when I went to confront my landlady about the broken plumbing, I wound up talking to her corpse instead.


Now everyone thinks I’m to blame for her murder—not the best way to make an impression on the new neighbors, let me tell you. But how can I prove I’m innocent when I know practically nothing about the woman I supposedly killed?


Especially not the fact that she was the official Beech Grove Town Witch. Her former boss—a snarky black cat named Mr. Fluffikins—says I have to fill her vacated role until the real killer can be caught and brought to justice.


So, whether I like it or not, I’ve just been recruited to the Paranormal Temp Agency. Now I need to solve my landlady’s murder, figure out how to wield my newly granted powers, and maybe even find a way to fit in around here.


Yup. All in a day’s work for this novice witch.
 (Amazon)

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Murder at the Mill: A Redmond and Haze Mystery Book 3 (Redmond and Haze Mysteries) by [Irina Shapiro]

When a man’s naked corpse is found strapped to a waterwheel, newly appointed Inspector Haze is called upon to investigate the crime. With the help of American surgeon Captain Redmond, he delves into the life of Frank Darrow, a man who inspired such hatred, his mere death wasn’t enough to satisfy his killer.

Finding few clues and no obvious motive for the murder, Redmond and Haze must peel away the layers of Frank Darrow’s relationships to get to the shocking truth, while also coming to terms with unexpected developments in their own lives.

Perfect for fans of C.S. Harris and Anne Perry. (Amazon)

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A Tangled Murder (Dune House Cozy Mystery Book 20) by [Cindy Bell]

Suzie and Mary are excited that an amateur sailing yacht race is finishing in Garber. Dune House, the majestic B&B on the beach, is filled to the brim with contestants, racegoers and tourists.

But when a dead body ends up tangled in a fishing net, Suzie and Mary cannot resist lending a helping hand and trying to find the murderer. They reveal a web of stormy relationships and try to untangle the muddle of suspects and clues.

Will the murderer be caught before they manage to sail away forever?

Join Suzie, Mary and Pilot for a fun, fast-paced, cozy mystery by USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author Cindy Bell that will keep you guessing (Amazon)

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Dying Wishes: A Paranormal Women's Fiction Novel (Shelby Nichols Adventure Book 14) by [Colleen Helme]

Shelby Nichols needs some time off, but for a mind-reader with ties to the police and the mob, is that even possible?

Her kids want the dog she’s promised them, the police need her to talk to a counselor, and Uncle Joey has unexpected news that could change her life. Is Shelby up to the task? Let’s hope so, because solving a murder might be easier than granting a dying wish.

Join Shelby in her best adventure yet!

USA TODAY and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author Colleen Helme offers a clever mix of mystery, laugh-out-loud humor, and page-turning adventure in the highly acclaimed Shelby Nichols Adventure Series.

PRAISE FOR THE SHELBY NICHOLS SERIES

“I cannot get enough from this incredible author! I have followed Shelby from CARROTS to this latest story and have loved every one. I couldn’t say which I have liked and enjoyed more; Colleen is an incredibly talented person and her stories tell us why. This collection of stories starring Shelby Nichols is beyond good, and I highly recommend it.” ~Christina Brett – Author

“The author has such a quirky sense of humor partnered with such creative talent it that really shines on every page!” ~ Amazon Reviewer

“Every Shelby Nichols Adventure is better than the last! The characters are dynamic and the stories are full of twists and turns. Can’t wait for the next one!” ~Amazon Reviewer

Perfect for fans of Elizabeth Hunter, Eve Langlais, Shannon Mayer, Jana DeLeon, and Darynda Jones. (Amazon)

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Cold Cases and Haunted Places: A Halloween Anthology of Paranormal Cozy Mystery Shorts by [Trixie Silvertale, Rebecca Regnier, Kirsten Weiss, Erin Johnson, Nova Nelson, Summer Prescott, J. L. Collins, Sam Cheever, Shéa MacLeod, Lily Webb, Lotta Smith, Mona Marple, Amorette Anderson, Cate Dean]

Feel that chill in the air? It’s the most haunted time of the year, and these quirky mysteries need solving…

Sometimes you have to dig up the past, even if it’s six-feet under. Solve cold cases, visit haunted locations, and investigate ancient legends in this spooktacular collection of paranormal cozy mystery short stories from your favorite witchy authors. And just in time for Halloween!

Anthology includes stories from:
Amorette Anderson, Sam Cheever, J.L. Collins, Cate Dean, Erin Johnson, Shéa MacLeod, Mona Marple, Nova Nelson, Summer Prescott, Rebecca Regnier, Trixie Silvertale, Lotta Smith, Lily Webb, and Kirsten Weiss.

Buy Cold Cases and Haunted Places to treat yourself to magical tricks today!

Charms and Charges by Lily Webb

Alchemy, Arsenic, and Alibis by Shéa MacLeod

Murder, He Wrote? By Mona Marple

Charming Chalice by Summer Prescott

Druid by Kirsten Weiss

Haunted Tours & Evildoers by Erin Johnson

Hush Magic by J. L. Collins

Girls Fright Out by Rebeca Regnier

Reaper Madness by Nova Nelson

Bohemian to the Bone by Amorette Anderson

Wicked in the Water: Mandy’s First Ever Case by Lotta Smith

Change in the Tide: A Maggie Mulgrew Mini Mystery by Cate Dean

Yesterday’s Fears: A Yesterday’s Paranormal Mystery by Sam Cheever

Ghosts and Bad Toasts by Trixie Silvertale

**Additional descriptions of each story can be found in “From the Back Cover” below (Amazon)

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Only the Strong (A Death Gate Grim Reapers Thriller Book 5) by [Amanda M. Lee]

The Death Gate is down and Izzy Sage is at a crossroads. What will happen when they throw the switch and bring it back? She’s all atwitter on the big day … and then things only get more twisted when Zoe Lake-Winters, a powerful mage, walks through the door with her husband and daughter in tow.
Zoe is an enigma, one Izzy is drawn to, but before they can get to know one another a revenant crosses the newly-opened gate and a magical explosion from Zoe’s daughter Sami causes more mayhem … and an additional coverup.
Two very different worlds are colliding, and Izzy and Zoe are at the center of it. The mystery of the other side is dark and deep and Zoe finds she’s intrigued … even if her methods are a bit extreme for the Grimlocks.
There’s a conspiracy afoot, and it’s anybody’s guess who at the reaper council has been compromised. Sheer grit and determination will bring a mage and a bruja together, but it’s loyalty that will ultimately guide them.
It seems someone is erecting gates in various locations around the city, but why? What do they hope to accomplish? Is a full-scale revenant attack imminent? Only time will tell, and when the battle comes, two powerful beings will have to come together to protect what they love most.
Hold on to your hexes, because the magical union you’ve been waiting for is finally here … and it’s going to be a very snarky affair. (Amazon)

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Survival Clause: A Savannah Martin Novel (Savannah Martin Mysteries Book 20) by [Jenna Bennett]

Savannah’s friend Tamara Grimaldi was fourteen when her mom was murdered, and the body dumped along the side of Interstate 65 in Indiana. Since then, Grimaldi has kept an eye out for her mother’s killer, first as a homicide detective in Nashville, and now as the chief of police for the city of Columbia, Tennessee, a few miles off I-65.

When a new body with the old MO shows up along I-65 in Maury County, it looks like there might be a break in the case. But trying to find a serial killer who has been active for two decades, along an interstate that stretches from the Gulf of Mexico to the Great Lakes, is easier said than done.

Even though this time, there are indications that the culprit might be found closer to home… (Amazon)

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A Stocking Full of Murder (A Tourist Trap Mystery) by [Lynn Cahoon]

Three more delightful holiday mini-mysteries from Lynn Cahoon’s New York Times bestselling Tourist Trap series, together for the first time!

Sunny South Cove, California, is the perfect spot for Jill Gardner and her store, Coffee, Books, and More—except when “more” turns out to be murder . . .  

Corned Beef and Casualties
Sunny South Cove is all abuzz preparing for their annual St. Patrick’s Day festival. But the locals aren’t exactly feeling the luck of the Irish, thanks to the rowdy behavior of some of the tourists who are pouring in—and also dying . . .

Mother’s Day Mayhem
Jill’s stock of Mother’s Day cards is running low, but nerves about meeting her boyfriend’s mother has distracted her from ordering more. Turns out Jill isn’t the only one having feelings about mothers, especially ones who’ve just gotten out of jail . . .

A Very Mummy Holiday
Jill has left her shop behind to spend Thanksgiving in coastal Oregon with her cop boyfriend, her golden retriever Emma, and a crowd of friends and family—including the mummified remains of a human body . . .

Praise for The Tourist Trap Mysteries

“I love the author’s style, which was warm and friendly . . . [A] wonderfully appealing series.”
Dru’s Book Musings

“Light, fun, and kept me thoroughly engaged.”
The Young Folks (Amazon)

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Pecan Pie Predicament: Cozy Mystery (MURDER IN THE MIX Book 27) by [Addison Moore]

A baker who sees the dead. One too many suitors.
And a killer. Living in Honey Hollow can be murder.

*A laugh out loud cozy mystery by New York Times Bestseller Addison Moore* Each book in the series can be read individually so dive on in! ***Includes RECIPE***

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

It’s Thanksgiving in Honey Hollow and there will be cooking, lots and lots of baking, and of course plenty of murder to go around. Not only do I stumble upon a new body but I have so much aftermath to deal with after the biggest Halloween fiasco the town has ever seen. Autumn has descended full force, and all I want to do is curl up by the fire with fuzzy socks, a good book, and my sweet cats—but there’s a killer on the loose who has far more nefarious plans for me.

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

Living in Honey Hollow can be murder.

From the NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling author, Addison Moore— Cosmopolitan Magazinecalls Addison’s books, “…easy, frothy fun!”

(Amazon)

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Playing With Fury (Federal Bureau of Magic Cozy Mystery Book 9) by [Annabel Chase]

Welcome to Chipping Cheddar, where supernaturals are hidden in plain sight…

…Well, maybe not all supernaturals. I tend to avoid using my fury traits, but when I reluctantly use my power of invisibility and then can’t undo it, I don’t know whether the gods are punishing me–or someone else is. At first my condition isn’t so bad. I can play well-deserved pranks on my family and aid Chief Fox as a silent observer in town. As time passes, however, it becomes clear that the longer I’m sight unseen, the more clear and present danger I’m in.

Can I find my way back to corporeal form or am I destined to become a ghost of my former self for eternity?

Playing With Fury (Federal Bureau of Magic Cozy Mystery, Book 9) is a full-length humorous, paranormal cozy mystery.

Federal Bureau of Magic series:

Great Balls of Fury, Book 1
Fury Godmother, Book 2
No Guts, No Fury, Book 3
Grace Under Fury, Book 4
Bedtime Fury, Book 5
Three Alarm Fury, Book 6
Hell Hath No Fury, Book 7
Every Picture Tells A Fury, Book 8
Playing With Fury, Book 9

Other books by Annabel Chase:
Starry Hollow Witches
Magic & Murder, Book 1
Magic & Mystery, Book 2
Magic & Mischief, Book 3
Magic & Mayhem, Book 4
Magic & Mercy, Book 5
Magic & Madness, Book 6
Magic & Malice, Book 7
Magic & Mythos, Book 8
Magic & Mishaps, Book 9
Magic & Maladies, Book 10
Magic & Misdeeds, Book 11
Magic & Monsters, Book 12
Magic & Misfits, Book 13 (Amazon)

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