New Releases For The Week Of March 10th, 2019–Part 2

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of March 10th, 2019. I am going to divide the list into 4 days because there are so many of them for this week. Today is the second day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.


As an aircraft mechanic, Sierra Bauer is a woman in a man’s world. There are few things more satisfying to her than the challenge of working on multimillion-dollar turboprops at the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport, especially now that her life has returned to normal after losing her brother in a plane crash, and almost losing her career in the FAA investigation that followed.

Normal is pitched into a tailspin when she finds a frozen body in a plane she is inspecting.

Detective Quinn Moore is certain Sierra’s discovery is happenstance until he learns the victim, Tori Hjelle, is the woman Sierra blames for her brother’s death. Despite his attraction to her, he must consider Sierra a prime suspect.

Efforts to prove her own innocence are jeopardized when Rune, her ex-boyfriend, returns after a five-year stint in state prison for stalking and attempting to kill Sierra. Things get complicated when Quinn finds evidence linking Rune and Sierra to Tori’s murder, not to mention the counterfeit aircraft part discovered in her possession. He starts to doubt his belief that Sierra is innocent.

When Sierra figures out Tori discovered the key to unraveling a tangled web of conspiracy that threatens the aviation world, she’s forced to change everything she thought she knew about her brother’s death. That knowledge comes with a price. She and Quinn must expose a network of money, deceit, and murder before Sierra becomes the next casualty.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback


The Complete Prince of Wales Mysteries collects all three of Peter Lovesey’s charming and thrilling Bertie adventures in a single volume for the first time.

Albert Edward, Prince of Wales—Bertie, as he’s known—is the eldest son of Queen Victoria, and future King Edward VII. Bertie is a pleasure seeker, always searching out the best meals, the most beautiful women, and the most lavish parties.

As Prince Regent, Bertie is expected to behave like a proper royal and avoid scandal. Instead, his love of excitement leads him to a decidedly unprincely hobby: sleuthing. Bertie is not the best detective, but that does not stop him from trying to solve every case that crosses his path, including the feverish suicide of the greatest jockey of the century, the mysterious death of a member of the royal hunting party, and the murder of the son-in-law of an old friend.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Hardcover














Barbecue & Brooms (A Southern Charms Cozy Mystery Book 4) by [Falls, Bella]Magic and mystery are only part of the Southern Charms of Honeysuckle Hollow…

With Charleston’s council poised to take over Honeysuckle Hollow, the town and all of its people must band together to prove they don’t need to be absorbed into the big city magical district. What better way to show off the small supernatural Southern town than to host a barbecue contest and some classic broom racing?

To keep their town safe, it’s imperative that nothing go wrong. But when one of Honeysuckle’s most important residents is attacked, leaving him on the brink of death, it’s up to Charli Goodwin to convince the two men pursuing her to work together to catch the culprit and save a life.

Who’s fanning the flames and turning up the heat? Will the love triangle prove too hot and spicy or will Charli, Mason, and Dash be able to put aside personal feelings to capture the villain before the town and its people get charred?

Be ready to pig out on your favorite ‘cue and find out now in Barbecue & Brooms: A Southern Charms Cozy Mystery Book 4!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

The Patrone Case (A Markham Sisters Cozy Mystery Novella Book 16) by [Xarissa, Diana]Janet is happy to help William Chalmers, the owner of Doveby Dale’s antique shop, interview a few potential employees. She and William are friends, although William often hints that he has romantic intentions. Regardless, it makes a nice change for Janet from the day-to-day running of the bed and breakfast that she shares with her sister, Joan.

The three candidates for the part-time job are less than stellar, though. When a brick gets thrown through William’s window the day after the interviews, Janet can’t help but wonder if one of the three was involved.

Robert Parsons, Doveby Dale’s police constable, begins an investigation. Meanwhile, Janet and Joan are dealing with fighting couples in both guest rooms; Edward Bennett, the handsome man who may or may not be a spy, rings to ask for a favour; and more windows get broken.

Can Janet help Robert work out who is behind the vandalism? Can she help William find a suitable new employee? And can she help their guests get along, at least until they leave Doveby House?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle



Chutes and Ladder: A Silicon Valley Mystery (Book 2) by [Jedel, Marc]When a camping trip uncovers a murder, this amateur sleuth is stuck putting out the fire …

Marty Golden enjoys time with his nieces, but he wanted to spend the weekend with his new girlfriend — not chaperone a Girl Scout camping trip. Once he stumbles upon the corpse of a friend in the woods, the outdoors adventure becomes an open-air disaster. When the police label it an accidental death, the meticulous Marty vows to investigate the murder. After all, it’s poor manners to let your friend’s death go unsolved.

On the hunt for clues the cops ignored, Marty uncovers a disturbing connection to himself. And as he digs deeper, a misbehaving pup, a kooky cousin, and a maniacal ninja put his survival skills to the test.

Will Marty unravel the mystery before the killer, or his imagination, gets to him?

Chutes and Ladder is the side-splitting second novel in the Silicon Valley cozy mystery series. If you like quirky sleuths, wacky side characters, and laugh-out-loud moments, you’ll love this offbeat whodunit.

Buy Chutes and Ladder to decode a great mystery today!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Feuding Covens Can Never Make Peace (Diva Delaney Mysteries Book 8) by [Jayde, Anni]Diva Delany’s high school nemesis has it in for her. Angelica Mayhew is hell bent on making Diva pay for everything that has gone wrong with her love life lately. Thanks to the enchanted ring that she’s being forced to wear to control her power, Diva won’t be able to defend herself against her rival’s revenge.

Sylvester Creighton holds the key to the real story behind how Diva’s parents died. When she visits the asylum to see him, she’ll learn everything that happened the day of the accident, but the truth won’t be what she was expecting. It will just add to the mystery even more.

When Diva visits England to solve Chance Alderdale’s case, she has another agenda in mind. She intends to end the ancient curse that has been plaguing the Creighton and Delaney covens for centuries. At least she won’t be alone during this mission. Her grandmother, Aunt Janet and Jess will be with her. It isn’t going to be easy and dreaded voodoo magic will be involved, but they’re determined to break the spell and finally set her free from Haydn Creighton.   (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle















Alchemy and Arson: Paranormal Cozy Mystery (Magic & Mystery Book 3) by [Webb, Lily]A witch hunt is heating up…

Zoe Clarke’s life just keeps getting better. After repeatedly risking her life to solve a rash of paranormal murders in Moon Grove, Zoe’s become a household name.

But her newfound attention isn’t all magic. Zoe knows she’s made enemies along the way and that they aren’t above pouring gas on her troubles.

So when one of Moon Grove’s most prominent witches dies in an inexplicable house fire, hysteria ignites—and Zoe finds herself standing in the ashes.

From the psychedelic new alchemist in town to the werewolves running shady businesses, Zoe’s certain someone’s trying to torch her reputation. And when another building spontaneously combusts, Zoe knows she’ll have to walk through fire and brimstone to stop the arsonist.

Can Zoe stamp out the killer before they strike again? Or will she go up in flames?

Alchemy and Arson is the third book in the Magic and Mystery series of witch cozy mysteries. If you like hippy alchemists, werewolf mobsters, and magical murder mysteries, then you’ll love this lighthearted third entry in Lily Webb’s spellbinding series.

Buy Alchemy and Arson to continue solving the mysteries of Moon Grove today!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle
Cooks, Crooks and Cruises: A Humorous Cruise Ship Cozy Mystery (Cruise Ship Cozy Mysteries Book 2) by [Winters, A.R.]
A celebrity chef joins the cruise to promote his latest book—which means cooking classes, book signings and special dinners. And, if all goes well, a potential new job for Adrienne!
Unfortunately, all does not go well…
When the new cruise director’s friend turns up dead, Adrienne’s new job is on the line, and the glamorous cruise turns into a PR nightmare.
Adrienne scrambles to uncover the truth with the help of her friends Samantha, Cece and First Officer Hot Stuff—er, First Officer David Lee.
But with a killer on the loose, it’s not just Adrienne’s new job that’s on the line—it might be her own life that’s at risk.  (Amazon)
Editions Available:  Kindle















Murder in Chicago: Northwest Cozy Mystery Series by [Harman, Dianne]

Al’s past is catching up with him…40 years in the mob and karma has his number.

He’s a marked man, but a tip-off buys him some time. Can he catch his would-be murderer before they catch up with him?

It’s a game of cat and mouse…will Al live long enough to enjoy the future with Cassie? Or will Red be lying vigil by his coffin?

Find out in the latest nail-biting installment of the Northwest Cozy Mystery Series by a two-time USA Today Bestselling Author.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

















Silent Bud Deadly (English Cottage Garden Mysteries ~ Book 2) (The English Cottage Garden Mysteries) by [Hanna, H.Y.]Poppy never imagined she’d move to the English countryside and fall in love with a smug, demanding, ginger-haired male. Of course, that was before she discovered that she’d inherited a cottage garden nursery and before she met a certain talkative orange cat. Now she’s embracing a new life filled with rambling roses, fragrant herbs, warm summer days… and weeds (lots of weeds), as she attempts to restore the neglected cottage garden to its former glory.
When she lands her first gardening job at a beautiful country house, Poppy is delighted to earn some much-needed money. But she barely sets foot in the flower bed before the meddling neighbour drops dead in front of her—murdered by a lethal poison. Before she knows it, Poppy is busy weeding out suspects, helped by mad scientist Bertie and his feisty terrier, Einstein, plus a whole host of nosy villagers… not to mention maverick crime author Nick Forrest.
But with her clients’ flowerbed mysteriously dying and red herrings at every turn, Poppy soon discovers that neither gardening nor sleuthing are as simple as she thinks…This book follows British English spelling and usage.
Clean read: no graphic violence, sex, or strong language.
Genre: cat cozy mystery series / gardening cozy mystery / women amateur sleuth / British detective mysteryTHE ENGLISH COTTAGE GARDEN MYSTERIES
Deadhead and Buried (Book 1)
Silent Bud Deadly (Book 2)
~ more coming soon!  (Amazon)
Editions Available:  Kindle

Sprinkled in Malice (Cookies & Chance Mysteries Book 7) by [Bruns, Catherine]From USA Today bestselling author Catherine Bruns comes another deliciously deadly culinary mystery…

Spring has officially arrived, and while the weather outside may still be frightful, Sally Muccio is feeling especially delightful as she prepares a homemade family dinner in honor of her husband’s birthday. Sal’s determined to make it an unforgettable night for Mike and even includes homemade fortune cookies like the ones her bakery serves, with messages personalized for each guest.

The evening is memorable, but not as Sal had hoped, when Mike and a family friend find themselves in the middle of an armed robbery…and only one will make it out alive. It’s just the beginning of more grief for Sal, who soon discovers the robbery is related to a scheme that spells financial ruin for her family. Add in her morbid father’s book signing at the bakery complete with coffin shaped cookies, a sister who won’t stop eating them, and an accidental gig at a local strip club, and Sal once again finds herself in deep dough. Only this time, there may not be a way out…

*Recipes Included!*

The Cookies & Chance Mysteries:
Tastes Like Murder (book #1)
A Spot of Murder (short story in the “Killer Beach Reads” collection)
Baked to Death (book #2)
Burned to a Crisp (book #3)
Frosted With Revenge (book #4)
Silenced by Sugar (book #5)
A Drizzle Before Dying (short story in the “Pushing Up Daisies” collection)
Crumbled to Pieces (book #6)
Sprinkled in Malice – book #7

What critics are saying:

“A fantastic cozy mystery!”
–InD’Tale Magazine

“I want to visit more with all of the quirky characters just to see what crazy and outrageous things they will do next!”
–Fresh Fiction

“The Cookies and Chance Mystery series is more than just a series….it’s a family!! Once you read the first book, you are hooked and feel like a member of the crazy Muccio family.”
–Cozy Mystery Book Reviews  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

New Releases For The Week Of March 10th, 2019–Part 1

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of March 10th, 2019. I am going to divide the list into 4 days because there are so many of them for this week. Today is the first day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.



National bestselling author Eva Gates’s fifth Lighthouse Library mystery will carry fans of Miranda James and Jenn McKinlay to the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

Dark deeds in the Lighthouse Library threaten to send Lucy Richardson’s soon-to-be-wed cousin Josie to an early ‘til-death-do-us-part.

Winter falls on North Carolina’s Outer Banks as Lucy Richardson and her friends joyfully help her favorite cousin, Josie O’Malley, plan her wedding. The owner and head baker of Josie’s Cozy Bakery and her fiancé, chef Jake Greenblatt, want a small, simple wedding.

But to their horror, Josie’s imperious grandmother, Gloria, descends with the “Louisiana Mafia”: a gaggle of aunts and cousins who intend to take control of the wedding plans. Gloria doesn’t do small and simple, and cousin Mirabelle has her own ideas for Josie’s wedding, something grand and lavish―and paid for by Josie’s parents, of course―that will kickstart her fledgling event planning business and get her work shown on the covers of wedding magazines. To make matters worse, Mirabelle focuses her full Southern charm on the prospective groom…and Jake doesn’t seem entirely adverse to her attentions.

To smooth the waters, Lucy hosts a bridal shower at the Bodie Island Lighthouse Library. But it turns deadly when Mirabelle collapses―soon after eating the gluten-free treats Josie prepared specifically for her. Now, to save her favorite cousin from prison, Lucy will have to bring a crook to book in this fifth festive Lighthouse Library mystery from national bestselling author Eva Gates.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook










“One of the unsung legends of crime fiction” (Chicago Tribune), Kent Anderson, returns after two decades with this dazzling novel about justice, character and fate, set against the backdrop of an American city at war with itself.
Oakland, California, 1983: a city churning with violent crime and racial conflict. Officer Hanson, a Vietnam veteran, has abandoned academia for the life-and-death clarity of police work, a way to live with the demons that followed him home from the war.
But Hanson knows that justice requires more than simply enforcing the penal code. He believes in becoming a part of the community he serves–which is why, unlike most officers, he chooses to live in the same town where he works. This strategy serves him well…to a point. He forges a precarious friendship with Felix Maxwell, the drug king of East Oakland, based on their shared sense of fairness and honor. He falls in love with Libya the moment he sees her, a confident and outspoken black woman. He is befriended by Weegee, a streetwise eleven-year-old who is primed to become a dope dealer.
Every day, every shift, tests a cop’s boundaries between the man he wants to be and the officer of the law he’s required to be. At last an off-duty shooting forces Hanson to finally face who he is, and which side of the law he belongs on.  (Amazon)
Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook
After Emily Harris’ recent divorce, she returns to her hometown, where she renews her relationship with her exotic grandmother Eleanor, against the wishes of her mother Elaine, with whom she has her own fraught relationship. Eleanor, arch and secretive, has a passion she wishes to imbue in Emilybut Eleanor dies before the mystery is revealed in full. She leaves Emily an important clue: a small hand-loomed tapestry, possibly made by an ancestor. In an act of abandon that shocks even herself, Emily seduces her childhood neighbor and nemesis, Carwyn. Fleeing to the Welsh Marches to sort out her motivations, she discovers a branch of the family kept secret by her grandmother. With the aid of her newfound relatives, she searches for the keys to solving the mystery of the tapestry.  (Amazon)
Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback


Witch is How The Dice Fell (A Witch P.I. Mystery Book 30) by [Abbott, Adele]




You are never too old…
Will the real Jill Maxwell please stand up. Someone is impersonating Jill, and doing damage which may never be undone.
…to eat custard creams.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Plotting for Murder (Cozy Mystery Bookshop Series Book 1) by [Baumann, Tamra]

Sawyer Davis’ new life in picturesque Sunset Cove is crumbling around her as fast as the old Victorian house she lives in. She’s a chef whose matchmaking mother has left her a puppy, a bevy of single men to choose from, and a bookshop dedicated to whodunnits. Complete with a book club of amateur sleuths who live for death. When one of the members dies just after eating Sawyer’s amazing truffle mac and cheese, Sawyer is immersed in an even bigger soup pot of trouble.

With her chef’s reputation on the line, and an uncle after her inheritance, Sawyer teams up with the sheriff who once broke her heart—whether he wants her help or not—to solve the mystery. Will past hurts, and long-buried attraction for the sheriff stand in the way of solving the crime before the murderer strikes again?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

Witch out of Luck (A Blair Wilkes Mystery Book 6) by [Adams, Elle]Blair Wilkes faces her toughest challenge yet: meeting her boyfriend Nathan’s family. That means being on her best ‘normal’ behaviour — no weirdness, no magic, and definitely no unexpected appearances from her unpredictable cat, Sky.

Blair’s life is never that simple.

A student’s mysterious death by drowning casts a shadow over the town’s annual summer broom flight contest. Now she’s having to defend a group of elves from a murder accusation, fend off werewolves, and pass her next witch exam.

With people dropping off their brooms like flies, it’s not a great time for Blair to try mastering flight. But without it, she’ll fail her test and be doomed to spend her life being laughed at by witches half her age.

Can Blair keep it together, learn to fly, and catch a killer while she’s at it? Or has her luck run out?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

Who Let The Wolves Out? (Peculiar Mysteries Book 9) by [George, Renee]When a pack of werewolves move into her hometown of Peculiar, Missouri, good girl Dakota Thompson finds bad-boy werewolf Cal Rivers irresistible. The problem? She’s a deer shifter. Who ever heard of a prey animal falling for a predator? Good girls avoid bad boys. Right?

Cal Rivers wants to make a real go in the Ozarks shifter community, but most folks are deeply suspicious of the werewolves—with one exception. The beautiful doe shifter Dakota Thompson. Cal finds himself drawn to the gorgeous and smart Dakota. In a mate kind of a way. But then he gets into it with Dakota’s overprotective ex-boyfriend, which doesn’t make him any new friends.

After a full moon, when everyone in town shifts and spends the night in their animal forms, Dakota wakes up next to the dead, mutilated body of her ex. The tense situation between the werewolves and the town’s shifters go from precarious to catastrophic as Cal becomes one of the prime suspects in the murder. Together, Dakota and Cal work to find the real murderer to prevent an all-out war between predators and prey. Unfortunately, the killer isn’t done yet…

Peculiar Mysteries series from USA Today bestselling author Renee George are laugh-out-loud, grip the edge of your seat, and swoon as you fall in love tales of mystery, humor, and romance that take place in the small (fictional, not the actual) Ozark shifter town of Peculiar, Missouri.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

Murder on Lot B (Starfire Cozy Mystery Book 1) by [Lovett, London]Los Angeles, 1923. The land of movie stars and perpetual sunshine has a stylish new force to be reckoned with—Poppy Starfire, Private Investigator.

Poppy recently moved out on her own and is eager for a taste of independence and to prove to her retired Uncle Sherman that she is capable of running the Starfire Detective Agency. Her brother Jasper has also joined the agency. Poppy prides herself on being a skilled investigator but so far the cases have been scarce and to say the least uninspiring. But that all changes when Anna Colton walks through the door. Anna’s brother Roger, a famous stuntman for the local movie studio has died in a well publicized accidental fall. Only Anna’s not convinced it was an accident. It’s up to Poppy and Jasper to peel away the layers and uncover the truthWho killed Roger ‘Rowdy’ James?

Transport yourself back to the golden age of Hollywood in book 1 of London Lovett’s brand new historical Starfire Cozy Mystery series.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle


A Catastrophic Theft (Reg Rawlins, Psychic Detective Book 3) by [Workman, P.D.]

Reg has been able to set up a respectable, if somewhat unconventional business providing psychic services in Black Sands, and is starting to feel like she could actually settle down there long-term.

But her relationship with Sarah, who has been her loyal friend and protector since she arrived becomes strained when Sarah’s precious emerald necklace disappears.

There is no shortage of suspects, with Reg herself at the front of the line.

Friends and felines pitch in to solve the mystery, but in the end it is up to Reg and her cat Starlight to ferret out the truth.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle















Right Witch Wrong Time: (A Witch in Time Book 5) by [Waller, K.M.]Would you travel to the past to right a wrong?
Solve a cold case?
Perhaps, catch a killer?
Meet one of the five witches who will.

Time witch Nuala Walsh is on the case and she doesn’t fail.

Abandoned by her coven at a young age, Nuala uses her powerful empath magic to solve cold-cases for the Agency of Paranormal Peculiarities. Her only rule–no cases involving kids.

When the Agency assigns her a murder case from 1985 involving an all-girls reform school, her only instinct is to turn it down. Teenage girls are the worst kind of drain on her magic. But the file reveals a familiar name and suddenly the murder of the school’s headmistress becomes less off limits and more of a personal quest.

Can Nuala keep her 100% case closure rate without losing her head–literally?

Dive in to the Witch in Time series and get lost in a great mystery today.
Each book stands completely on its own, but you’ll have more fun if you read them all together!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle


Home Strange Home (A Flamingo Realty Mystery Book 3) by [James, CeeCee]
You’re not going to believe where this story is going to take you!
When Stella’s uncle drags her to a surprise party for Ian Stuber, no one is more surprised than the man of the hour–who promptly drops dead. But when it’s determined something more sinister is at play, Stella is dragged into the investigation as one of the witnesses, and the search is on to discover not only WHO committed the murder, but HOW… after all, the room was packed with party goers.Sniffing out a killer is a hard enough task by itself, but when you add to the fact Stella’s own family keeps stonewalling her every move to search for her missing mother, it’s no wonder Stella is about to lose her mind. She’s soon learning that if she wants answers, she’s going to have to find them herself.Can Stella capture Ian’s killer before he strikes again?Or will the next bullet be for her?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours–Final Exam


I’m so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for author Carol J. Perry and her new release Final Exam.  This is the eighth book in her A Witch City Mystery series.


Final Exam (A Witch City Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
8th in Series
Kensington (February 26, 2019)
Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages
ISBN-10: 1496714601
ISBN-13: 978-1496714602


Purchase Links

Amazon    B&N   Kobo     Google Play  

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A cold case update in Salem, Massachusetts . . .

Life at the house on Winter Street is abuzz with preparations for Aunt Ibby’s 45th high school reunion, and Lee Barrett is happy to pitch in, tracking down addresses and licking envelopes. But as a field reporter for Salem’s WICH-TV, her priority is to be on top of the town’s latest news before anyone else.

When the local police dredge up a vintage sports car containing human remains, Lee is thrilled to be the first reporter on the scene. Once she learns the car is connected to the cold case her boyfriend Pete happens to be working on, her powers of investigation are quickly alerted. But it’s her Aunt Ibby’s emotional reaction to Lee’s TV report that puts her on the case. With the help of O’Ryan, her psychic feline sidekick, she’ll have to unravel a tangled past of secrets and promises to stop a killer from making history again . . .



Carol J. Perry knew as a child that she wanted to be a writer. A voracious reader, whose list for Santa consisted mostly of book titles, she never lost sight of that goal. While living in Florida, Carol was on assignment for Southern Travel Magazine, preparing an article on the world’s largest sand castle which was being built near her home. That combination of events inspired her first young adult novel, Sand Castle Summer. That book was soon followed by half a dozen more.

Carol has always been an avid reader of mysteries. Her debut mystery novel is set in Salem and involves O’Ryan, a most mysterious cat, several witches and some strange Halloween happenings. Appropriately enough, this Salem-born author celebrates her birthday on Halloween Eve! Carol and her husband Dan live in the Tampa Bay area of Florida with two cats and a Black Lab. Visit her




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

I was always a reader—from first grade on. Writing school assignments was fun and easy for me. I hand-lettered a neighborhood “newspaper” when I was about 10 and wrote a school play in the eighth grade. But I knew by seventh grade that I wanted to be in advertising—largely because of two library books—Natalie Enters Advertising and A Star for Ginny.  Both heroines worked for ad agencies. I followed that dream and had a long career in New England as an ad copy writer! Moved to Florida and did lots of non-fiction writing. A magazine article I wrote about the World’s Largest Sandcastle led to my first novel for middle grade readers—Sand Castle Summer which was followed by several more. Cozy mysteries are fairly recent. The first in the Witch City Mystery series, Caught Dead Handed, released in 2014. There have been seven more since then. Final Exam is the newest one and the ninth—Late Checkout will be published in September.


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

Readers seem to like the background—my birth city of Salem, Massachusetts. It’s a magical city with a rich history to work with. They also like my characters and so do I! O’Ryan the cat is a favorite.


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

A little of both. I usually know the beginning and the end but the middle is strictly seat-of-the-pants writing. Sometimes I feel as though I’m taking dictation from the characters.

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

Yes, I read reviews. The ones on line I learn from, but do not reply. When one of my books is reviewed in a major magazine I write and thank the reviewer profusely!  When readers write comments on my website, or when bloggers comment on a book, I reply. My publisher, Kensington, does a really good job of publicizing the books. I do occasional book talks and signings and have been a presenter at several mystery writers conferences. Every little bit helps.


What advice would you give to your younger self?

Read even more!

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Do you think your cover plays an important part in someone buying your books?

Absolutely! I think my covers are wonderful. They are designed by Kensington’s Art Director, Louis Malcangi, and illustrated by Scott Zelazny.


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

My heroine ,TV reporter  Lee Barrett is young, attractive and smart with some psychic abilities—as are many cozy mystery heroines. What makes her special, I think, is the she’s managed to surround herself with some truly interesting characters! Lee’s Aunt Ibby is a tech-savvy, red-haired, sixty-something, research librarian. Her best friend and sidekick, River North is a Tarot reader and a practicing witch. Boyfriend Pete Mondello is a straight arrow police detective, struggling to accept Lee’s paranormal side. Her clever cat O’Ryan, who used to be a witch’s “familiar” has some remarkable powers of his own.


What have you learned about yourself since becoming an author?

I’m quite a bit more disciplined than I thought I was in regard to following guidelines, observing deadlines, continuing to study my craft and to keep learning!

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Do you write full-time or part-time? What do your plans for future projects include?

I write full time in that I have no other job. Actually I write about three or four hours a day.  Future projects include more mysteries and my first attempt at writing a romance.


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

I think the hardest part is revising and revising until it’s right. The easiest part is having written.


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

I like mysteries and always have—back to Nancy Drew days. Some favorite authors are Sue Grafton, Holly Robinson, Sofie Kelly.


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

I am a happy person. I love what I’m doing. I love my characters, and hope my readers enjoy my Witch City Mysteries. (They might also like to know that I was born in Salem on Halloween eve!)



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Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours–Beach Blanket Homicide


I’m so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for author Maria Geraci and her fantastic book Beach Blanket Homicide.  This is the fist book in her Whispering Bay Mystery series and I really liked it a lot.


Beach Blanket Homicide (Whispering Bay Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Independently Published (November 27, 2018)
Paperback: 268 pages
ISBN-10: 1790435722
ISBN-13: 978-1790435722
Digital ASIN: B07K6WXBG8


Purchase Link – Amazon 


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The first book in a fun, quirky chick-lit mystery series featuring Lucy McGuffin, world’s best muffin maker and amateur sleuth.

Everyone agrees that Lucy McGuffin bakes the best muffins in Whispering Bay, but she’s got another talent, one that she’s tried her whole life to hide. Lucy can always tell when a person is lying or telling the truth. Being a human lie detector isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Especially when you don’t really want the answer to the universal question: Does this dress make my butt look too big?

When Lucy is hired to cater the grand opening celebration of the city’s new community center, she stumbles across the dead body of Abby Delgado, a prominent member of the Sunshine Ghost Society. Lucy’s brother, Father Sebastian, a local priest, is the last person to have seen Abby alive. Convinced he’ll be breaking a confidence, Sebastian refuses to cooperate with the police, forcing Lucy to put her skills to the test to save her brother’s good name.

Enter the town’s new hotshot deputy, Travis Fontaine. Travis doesn’t want an amateur like Lucy snooping around his turf, so he offers her a deal. He’ll stay out of her kitchen if she’ll stay away from his crime scene. But Lucy isn’t about to let her brother’s fate rest in the hands of an arrogant cop. Good thing she has her best friend Will and her new little rescue dog, Paco, to back her up, because its up to Lucy to figure out what everyone in the quaint little beachside town is hiding.





This is the first book that I have read by this author but it definitely will not be the last.   I so enjoyed this book, I thought it was fantastic.

The characters are well developed and well rounded.  I really enjoyed meeting Lucy and her friends and family.  Lucy is hard working, fun-loving and loyal. She also has a hidden talent–she is a human lie detector.  She is not very happy having this hidden talent, but it is what it is. She has learned to live with it and when her brother is considered a person of interest when someone is killed, she is very happy to be able to know if someone is telling the truth or not.  She is determined to find the culprit before her brother is put away for life.

The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and I felt I was right there at the beachside town, watching all the action take place and listening in on conversations.  Her description pulled me into the story right from the beginning. Her writing style kept me engaged throughout the entire book and took me on a fantastic journey. The book was very funny and I was laughing out loud at some parts of the book, especially Lucy’s inner thoughts.

I thought the mystery was well plotted and moved along at a nice steady pace.  There were enough clues to sift through and suspects to consider and it was not easy to solve, which is just fine with me.   

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery.  The combination of intriguing characters, a homey small town setting, plenty of humor and a great mystery makes this book a must read.  If I could I would give it more than five stars.



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Maria Geraci writes quirky, fun, romantic women’s fiction and cozy mysteries. She’s a two time RITA® Finalist, as well as a finalist in the National Readers’ Choice Awards and Romantic Times’ American Title Contest. She lives in central Florida and is always on the lookout for the perfect key lime pie recipe (but not the kind they served on Dexter).

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

First off, thank you for having me here today!

I didn’t get the writing bug until my early forties. I’ve always been a big reader, and I think that influenced my desire to write more than anything.

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

I think that the only thing that can make a book stand out from the crowd, regardless of genre, is the author’s voice. Let’s face it, everything has been done before. It’s the way the author tells a story that makes it different from anyone else’s.


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

A little bit of both. Cozies are basically a puzzle, so I have to outline the who-done-it part, but the rest of the story (the relationships, the secondary characters) I just sit back and see where the story takes me.

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

Yes, I read my reviews, but I never respond to them. I appreciate every review my books receive, even the not so good ones because I feel like it helps readers decide whether or not to buy my books. If a review is mean-spirited or just kind of crazy and out there (and all authors get those!) I feel it reflects more on the reviewer than on the book.

I have an Advanced Review Team that I offer digital ARCS to before the book comes out. In exchange I ask them to leave an honest review on places like Amazon and Goodreads, but I don’t police the team or require it.


What advice would you give to your younger self?

Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. Inaction is really the only mistake one can make.

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

I definitely think a good cover helps sway buyers, but it’s a combination of a lot of things—a good book, good cover, good title, good marketing. And of course, the most important thing of all—good word of mouth.

Kim Killion designs all my covers, both for my cozy mysteries and my romantic comedies. She’s awesome!


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

Lucy McGuffin, my amateur sleuth, is the world’s best muffin maker. She’s also a human lie detector, a “gift” that can help her solve crime, but it can also get her in trouble, too.

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What have you learned about yourselves since becoming an author?

That anything is possible and hard work really can take you far.


Do you write full-time or part-time? What do your plans for future projects include?

I’m lucky enough to be able to write full-time. I have lots of projects coming up this year—three more Whispering Bay Mysteries and I’m also working on a new romantic comedy series titled Undercover Matchmakers.

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

The hardest is definitely having the time to get it all done. The easiest? Coming up with ideas! I wish I had time to write them all.


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

I love chick-lit, romantic comedy, cozy mystery. Favorite authors of the past include Jane Austen. In the present, Sophie Kinsella, Mary Kay Andrews, Angie Fox, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Roxanne St. Claire, and so many more.

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

Like my main character, Lucy, I’m a bit afraid of squirrels!

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

Thank you for reading! I know that now, more than ever, there are a lot of choices, so I truly appreciate each and every one of my readers. If you enjoy my books, please let me know by connecting with me on Facebook or sending me an email. And reviews are always welcome!

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Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours–One Feta In The Grave


I’m so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for author Tina Kashian and her new release One Feta In The Grave.  This is the third book in her A Kebab Kitchen Mystery series.  I have read all three books in the series and they are great.


One Feta in the Grave (A Kebab Kitchen Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Kensington (February 26, 2019)
Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
ISBN-10: 1496713516
ISBN-13: 978-1496713513


Purchase Links

Amazon –   iBooks –  Barnes & Noble –  Kobo –   Google Books



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As summer comes to an end in her Jersey Shore town, Lucy Berberian continues to manage her family’s Mediterranean restaurant. The Kebab Kitchen also has a food tent at this year’s beach festival. But now a local businessman is under the boardwalk—dead by the sea …

With a sand castle contest and live music, Ocean Crest bids a bittersweet farewell to tourist season. Summer will return next year … but Archie Kincaid won’t. The full-of-himself store owner has been fatally shot, soon after a screaming match with Lucy’s best friend. Katie’s far from the only suspect, though, since Archie had some bitter rivals—as well as some relationships no one knew about. It’s up to Lucy to look into some seedy characters and solve the case before the wrong person gets skewered …

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The writing style flowed smoothly and the book is an easy enjoyable read.   The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and through much of the book I felt like I was right there in The Kebab Kitchen, smelling all of the delicious aromas and getting hungrier by the minute.

The characters are well rounded, well developed and three dimensional.  I really like the emphasis on family in this series, it is heartwarming.  I am also happy that it appears that Lucy has made a decision concerning her love interest, so I think the love triangle is over.  

The mystery was well plotted and carried on well throughout the book. There were enough suspects to consider and clues to sift through that my interest was held throughout the entire book. Thrown in some red herrings and it was not an easy one to solve. I did not figure it out until the reveal at the end, but that is okay.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery.  I have read all three of the books in this series and they are all great.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book provided by the publisher, Kensington Books, and NetGalley, which I greatly appreciate.



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Tina Kashian spent her childhood summers at the New Jersey shore, building sand castles, boogie boarding, and riding the boardwalk Ferris wheel. She also grew up in the restaurant business where her Armenian parents owned a restaurant for thirty years. She worked almost every job—rolling silverware and wiping down tables as a tween, to hosting and waitressing as a teenager.

After college, Tina worked as a NJ Deputy Attorney General, a patent attorney, and a mechanical engineer. Her law cases inspired an inquiring mind of crime, and since then, Tina has been hooked on mysteries. The Kebab Kitchen Cozy Mystery series launches with Hummus and Homicide, followed by Stabbed in the Baklava and One Feta in the Grave by Kensington Books. Tina still lives in New Jersey with her supportive husband and two young daughters. Please visit and join her Newsletter to enter free contests to win books, get delicious recipes, and to learn when her books will be released.

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Spotlight: Carolyn Haines

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Today on my blog I have an Author Spotlight for Carolyn Haines.  I have information about her and her many different books and  series, including her latest release, Bone-a-fied Trouble.



Carolyn Haines is the USA Today bestselling author of over eighty novels in a number of genres, including the acclaimed Sarah Booth Delaney mystery series, the Pluto’s Snitch mystery series, and the Familiar Legacy romantic mystery series.

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Haines was honored with the prestigious 2009 Richard Wright Award for Literary Excellence. Haines was also 2010 recipient of the Harper Lee Award for Distinguished writing. Haines was most recently awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Mississippi Writers Guild. She is the 4th recipient of the prestigious award which has also been given to James Meredith, Greg Iles, and John Evans.

Her novel BONE TO BE WILD was named best suspense for 2014, and the Sarah Booth Delaney series was also named best amateur sleuth. Two of the Sarah Booth books were included in the “Best 5 mysteries of the year” by LIBRARY JOURNAL.

Born and raised in Mississippi, she now lives in Alabama on a farm with more dogs, cats, and horses than she can possibly keep track of! She has been an animal advocate and activist her whole life and urges all pet owners to please spay and neuter.

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The worlds of Sarah Booth Delaney’s Zinnia, Mississippi and Trouble, the black cat detective, collide in this fast-paced tale of high stakes cotton research, abduction, and murder.

Trouble, the Sherlockian feline, falls in with Pluto, another cat with a yin for detective work, to find the missing Trudy Wells. But the cats aren’t alone. Tabitha Kingsley, posing as a psychic medium, has come to the Mississippi Delta to find her missing sister.

Standing in Tabitha’s way is the cynical—and compelling—Roger Long. Roger manages the vast Long Agricultural Products farm and business. Trudy was his newly hired receptionist—and possible loverbefore she disappeared.

In a world of wealth and privilege, Tabitha must discover the truth of what her rebellious, sometimes law-breaking, sister was really up to. And she must trust Roger to help her.

Trouble and Pluto aid the bipeds in finding the answers—to Trudy’s vanishing act and also to the path to trust.


Bone-a-fied Trouble (Familiar Legacy Book 9) by [Haines, Carolyn]

Multi-author series background.

In the 1990s, writing as Caroline Burnes, Carolyn Haines wrote 22 books featuring Familiar, the black cat detective, for the Harlequin Intrigue line. Familiar, who patterned himself after Sam Spade, was a popular character. Now, Haines is reissuing some of those titles and has begun a multi-author spin-off series featuring Familiar’s son, Trouble. A number of her writer friends are joining her to write romantic mysteries in the world of the smart, sleek, and savvy Trouble, black cat detective.

Like his father, Trouble is a traveling cat who finds himself at the doorstep of adventure, mystery—and a little romance—wherever he goes. He learned his detecting skills from his dad (who is a globetrotting PI) and from watching TV shows featuring Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes. Trouble is so taken with his Sherlockian hero that he’s developed a slight British accent.

Each book in the series features Trouble, who “thinks” but doesn’t speak. But each individual author is free to put her spin on the story and the human characters. This format allows for each writer to play to her strengths. The books are seventy percent mystery with a bit of romance thrown in, and of course, that darn cat.

The books are–

FAMILIAR TROUBLE, #1  Carolyn Haines

TROUBLE IN DIXIE #2 Rebecca Barrett



SMALL TOWN TROUBLE #5 Laura Benedict

TROUBLE IN PARADISE  #6  Rebecca Barrett


BONE-A-FIED TROUBLE  #9  Carolyn Haines



Trouble Under The Mistletoe  Rebecca Barrett

Other Series by Carolyn Haines:
Them Bones Buried Bones Splintered Bones Crossed Bones Hallowed Bones Bones To Pick Ham Bones
Sarah Booth Delaney (20 books) 

Carolyn Haines (Goodreads Author)
#1 Them Bones

#2 Buried Bones

#3 Splintered Bones

#4 Crossed Bones

#5 Hallowed Bones

#6 Bones to Pick

#7 Ham Bones

#8 Wishbones

#9 Greedy Bones

#10 Bone Appetit

#11 Bones of a Feather

#12 Bonefire of the Vanities

#13 Smarty Bones

#13.5 Shorty Bones

#14 Booty Bones

#14.5 Bones on the Bayou

#15 Bone to Be Wild

#15.5 Guru Bones

#15.6 Jingle Bones

#16 Rock-a-Bye Bones

#17 Sticks and Bones

#17.5 Bones and Arrows

#18 Charmed Bones

#18.5 Clacking Bones

#19 A Gift of Bones

#20 Game of Bones

The Book of Beloved The House of Memory The Specter of Seduction
Pluto’s Snitch (3 books) 

Carolyn Haines (Goodreads Author)

Dixon Sinclair

#1 Touched

#2 Judas Burning






New Releases For The Week Of March 3rd, 2019–Part 4

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of March 3rd, 2019. I am going to divide the list into 4 days because there are so many of them for this week. Today is the fourth and final day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.


Browning serves tea and solves crimes in Charleston, a city steeped in tradition and treachery in the latest Tea Shop Mystery from New York Times bestselling author Laura Childs.

It is Sunday afternoon, and Theodosia and Drayton are catering a formal tea at a hot-air balloon rally. The view aloft is not only stunning, they are also surrounded by a dozen other colorful hot-air balloons. But as the sky turns gray and the clouds start to boil up, a strange object zooms out of nowhere. It is a drone, and it appears to be buzzing around the balloons, checking them out.

As Theodosia and Drayton watch, the drone, hovering like some angry, mechanized insect, deliberately crashes into the balloon next to them. An enormous, fiery explosion erupts, and everyone watches in horror as the balloon plummets to the earth, killing all three of its passengers.

Sirens scream, first responders arrive, and Theodosia is interviewed by the police. During the interview she learns that one of the downed occupants was Don Kingsley, the CEO of a local software company, SyncSoft. Not only do the police suspect Kingsley as the primary target, they learn that he possessed a rare Revolutionary War Union Jack flag that several people were rabidly bidding on.

Intrigued, Theodosia begins her own investigation. Was it the CEO’s soon-to-be ex-wife, who is restoring an enormous mansion at no expense? The CEO’s personal assistant, who also functioned as curator of his prized collection of Americana? Two rival antiques’ dealers known for dirty dealing? Or was the killer the fiancée of one of Theodosia’s dear friends, who turns out to be an employee—and whistle-blower—at SyncSoft?


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The Early Years (Book 0): A Collection of Short Reads (A Darcy Sweet Cozy Mystery) by [Emrick, K.J.]A New Town… A New Life… A Chance to be Normal…

Have you ever wondered what Darcy Sweet was like as a fifteen-year-old when she came to live with Aunt Millie?

This collection of six short stories covers a small slice of Darcy’s early life. From moving to live with Aunt Millie, to getting involved and solving her first mystery, to meeting Smudge for the first time and more.

Come along, see how it all began and watch while Darcy settles into her new life in Misty Hollow.

You’ll discover why trouble has a way of finding her…  (Amazon)

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A Berry Horrible Holiday: A Kylie Berry Cozy Mystery (Kylie Berry Mysteries Book 7) by [Winters, A.R.]Welcome to The Berry Home A Berry Horrible Holiday

Kylie’s kinda-sorta boyfriend Joel convinces her to go on a romantic holiday with him… But surprise!Zoey shows up with Brad in tow!

“Winters will have you giggling into your book!”

If having your best friend and other romantic interest show up doesn’t put a damper on romance, a dead body certainly will… And that’s just what Kylie discovers.

Who could’ve killed Dan, a man with many secrets and a dark past?

At a lovely Bed And Breakfast where all the guests seem to be hiding something, can Kylie emerge unscathed and prove the identity of the real killer?

And more worrisomely, who is the attractive local sheriff, and why do both Brad and Joel seem so interested in her?

Praise for A.R. Winters:

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

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

“A cute light read with a final twist at the end.” – Stacey Puleio,

A Berry Horrible Holiday is the seventh book in the Kylie Berry Mystery Series. Though it can be read as a standalone, it’s best read in series order.

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.  (Amazon)

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Captivated by [Deaver, Jeffery]


A new story from the bestselling and award-winning master of suspense, introducing Colter Shaw.

Colter Shaw is a career “reward-seeker,” making his living traveling the country and locating missing persons, collecting reward money in return. So it is not unusual when a wealthy entrepreneur hires him to track down his wife, an enigmatic artist who vanished one month before. As Shaw begins to investigate, he suspects that she was fleeing a bad marriage, and he follows her trail to an artists’ retreat in Indiana. The case takes one surprising turn after another, and soon Shaw begins to wonder if this mysterious woman is more of a captor than a captive.  (Amazon)

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Manuscripts and Murder (Madison Kramer Mystery Book 1) by [Hashway, Kelly]Sometimes fame can be murder.

Madison Kramer thought her past was behind her. With a new name and a career as a bestselling author, what could go wrong?

She never expected Trevor Lockhardt to walk into her book signing, offering his services as her publicist, or that she’d end up falling for him. But what she really didn’t expect was a stalker sending her messages, both written and in the form of dead bodies.

Madison can’t escape her parents’ murder any longer. But is it their killer coming to finish what he started fifteen years ago? Or is she wrapped up in yet another murder case?

Fans of Victoria Laurie will enjoy this cozy mystery.

One-click your copy and start reading today!  (Amazon)

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Sequels and Serial Killers (Madison Kramer Mystery Book 2) by [Hashway, Kelly]


Madison Kramer’s life is finally coming together. With her boyfriend and publicist, Trevor, by her side, her career as a best-selling author is sure to really take off.But one thing hasn’t changed. Death follows Maddie wherever she goes, and a night that should have been nothing but celebrating the New Year in the arms of the man she loves, turns into the scene of another murder.The bodies are piling up, and the murder suspect wants Maddie’s help in freeing his name. Her secret past continues to come to the surface, putting her life at risk in a deadly investigation where Maddie doesn’t know whom she can trust.  (Amazon)

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Fiction and Felonies (Madison Kramer Mystery Book 3) by [Hashway, Kelly]Madison Kramer can’t escape her past no matter how hard she tries. 

Coming clean about her true identity only spurs fans to lash out at her. But one threatening message stands out as so much more than just an irate fan.

Someone is playing games with Maddie, forcing her to take part in his felonies and cover up his tracks so the police can’t catch him. And any time Maddie disobeys, another body is added to the death toll.

Can Maddie both cover up and solve the same crimes? This is by far the toughest case she’s ever been part of.

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

Scroll up and grab your copy today!  (Amazon)

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Murder at the Old House: A gripping and unputdownable cozy mystery novel (A Melissa Craig Mystery Book 10) by [Rowlands, Betty]The trees are green and hedgerows are bursting with new life as spring arrives in the Cotswolds, but inside a house that Melissa Craig used to know well, something terrible has happened… 

Melissa has just finished writing her latest mystery novel and is enjoying the arrival of spring. She’s decided to let her fictional detective retire at last, and perhaps put her own days of investigating behind her too. But the ink has barely dried on the page when Melissa receives shocking news: her estranged father has been found dead in the family home and her mother, Sylvia, is under suspicion of murder.

Melissa hasn’t seen her parents for nearly thirty years, but on hearing the dreadful news she rushes to her mother’s side. Melissa is sure that Sylvia could never commit a murder, but Sylvia does seem to be keeping secrets… 

With no-one else to turn to, Sylvia begs Melissa to investigate the case. Melissa knows her father was a difficult man, but now she needs to work out who wanted him dead… A disgruntled employee, the controlling family lawyer or perhaps the woman with whom he was having an affair? 

When another body is found, Melissa realises she’s dealing with a ruthless killer. As the police close in, trying to pin both deaths on her mother, Melissa must act fast. Can she find a way to unmask the true killer before she loses her mother for a second time, and possibly forever? 

If you can’t get enough of murder mysteries by Agatha Christie, Faith Martin or P.D. James, you’ll love this twisty detective novel! 

This book was previously published as The Fourth Suspect.

What readers are saying about Murder at the Old House:

‘Such fun… just brilliant. The author has captured my attention once again… THIS is by far my favourite. It’s such a wonderful series… I can hardly wait for the next part. The more I read this author’s books, the more I want more of them. I loved it!

‘The best book in the series yet and is definitely a book that is hard to put down. A great read.’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars

‘What an absolute treat it was to spend time with Melissa Craig again… This book made me want to sing with joy… I was hooked from page one and could not stop turning pages until I knew what the ending will be.’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars

‘Just when you think you know what you’re about to get with the next book in the excellent Melissa Craig series, you are surprised. … Mystery and romance are very much in the air. A very good, relaxing read.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘I’m new to the Melissa Craig series, and I enjoyed this introduction. I chose to read this one before a long list of others, and I’m glad I did. The characters are unique, and the plot was interesting and fun, with a satisfying ending.’ Goodreads Reviewer

‘This is the tenth book in the Melissa Craig series, but can be read as a standalone…The book is well-written and moves along at a fast pace. Most readers will be hard pressed to put the book down because they know there’s another twist on the next page or two.’ Pamela B

‘This was another gripping read in the Melissa Craig series… Highly recommended read and cannot wait for the next in the series.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

Love the ending of this book and I honestly can’t wait for the next one. This is a series which keeps getting better and better.’ Goodreads Reviewer

‘Perhaps my favourite Melissa Craig book so far… held my interest and I truly enjoyed it. The writing is very good and the characters likeable… absolutely great book.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars  (Amazon)

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Wayward Shot (Mabel and Violet’s Excellent Adventures Book 1) by [Havelange, Joan]

When Mabel slices her golf ball into the town cemetery. She and her best friend Violet think the worst that could happen would be a lost ball. That is until they discover a dead body, and it isn’t six feet under. Mabel’s golf ball lays in the middle of his forehead, it’s murder.

The ladies take it upon themselves to solve the mystery of the dead body in the graveyard. Using the information gleaned from Coffee Row, a collection of eccentric townspeople. Leads them to investigate golfers and relatives of the deceased. Their investigation frustrates a newly appointed RCMP officer, who does his best to put a stop to their interference.
But nothing stops the intrepid detectives. Not the RCMP, a stampede of cattle or even shots fired at them in the dark. They have an uncanny ability to find trouble and dead bodies. Almost getting themselves killed before solving the murders  (Amazon)

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Perilous Pottery (Cozy Corgi Mysteries Book 11) by [Abbott, Mildred]Estes Park is fired up by a new coffee shop and pottery studio bringing chocolate espresso pastries, fierce competitive spirits, and murder…

Winifred Page might feel apprehension as she steps into the Koffee Kiln—Carla Beaker’s new charming coffee shop and pottery studio—but her corgi sidekick, Watson, welcomes the idea of a new place for snacks. With Carla’s disdain for the Cozy Corgi Bookshop and Bakery, Fred fears the caffeine will come with a side of drama. What she finds is delicious chocolate espresso scones, decaf coffee… and a dead body.

As Fred and Watson fire up their investigative savvy, they face down one of Estes Park’s cold-hearted matriarchs. To solve a murder, Fred must confront her own insecurities as she navigates the tangled coils of obsessions, business deals, and betrayals.

(This culinary cozy mystery includes a recipe for a sinfully delicious chocolate espresso torte.)  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle



New Releases For The Week Of March 3rd, 2019–Part 3

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of March 3rd, 2019. I am going to divide the list into 4 days because there are so many of them for this week. Today is the third day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.



A Cryptic Case: A Witch Cozy Murder Mystery (Witches of Hemlock Cove Book 2) by [Chase, Kennedy]FREE for Kindle Unlimited subscribers.

Grace Angelo, a witch and former cop, is looking forward to Hemlock Cove’s biggest occasion of the year: the Founders’ celebration. However, the party atmosphere is soon ruined by the discovery of a body in the old bell tower.

To make matters worse, her friend and bookstore owner, Dario, has had one of his most valuable and rare books stolen from his exhibit. But it’s no ordinary book—it’s a powerful spell book.

Desperate to know what these events mean, Grace and her special dog, Noah, are soon on the trail as local detective Zach Jackson hires Grace as a consultant. She’ll need all her abilities, and those of her family if she’s to solve these two mysteries before anything worse happens.

A Cryptic Case is the second mystery in a new cozy witch murder mystery series by the best-selling mystery author Kennedy Chase. It does not contain any great violence, sex, or profanity but instead features teasing clues, a puzzle the reader can play along with, and adorable animals.

“I love Grace and her sisters; they’re almost like family.” — Bridget Sheridan, reader and reviewer.

“Witches, baking, incredible pets, and a mystery that makes it impossible to stop. We have a winner!” — Lucy Lane, book reviewer.

** All Hemlock Cove books can be read in any order. **

You can get the first book in the series—A Mystic Murder for just 99c.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook











Scholarly Pursuits (A Victorian San Francisco Mystery Book 6) by [Locke, M. Louisa]“Something is rotten in the state of Berkeley”
–1881 Blue and Gold Yearbook, University of California: Berkeley

In Scholarly Pursuits, the sixth full-length novel in the USA Today best-selling Victorian San Francisco mystery series, Locke explores life on the University of California: Berkeley campus in 1881, where Laura and her friends face the remarkably modern problems of fraternity hazings, fraught romantic relationships, and fractious faculty politics.

While Annie and Nate Dawson and friends and family in the O’Farrell Street boardinghouse await a blessed event, Laura Dawson finds herself investigating why a young Berkeley student dropped out of school in the fall of 1880.

No one, including her friend Seth Timmons, thinks this is a good idea, since she is juggling a full course load with a part-time job, but she can’t let the question of what happened to her friend go unanswered. Not when it means that other young women might be in danger.

This cozy historical mystery of romantic suspense is set in the period immediately after the fifth book in the series, Pilfered Promises, and two novellas, Kathleen Catches a Killer and Dandy Delivers. However, it can be read as a stand-alone.  (Amazon)

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Macchiatos, Macarons, and Malice (A Cape Bay Cafe Mystery Book 9) by [Lin, Harper]


From USA TODAY Bestselling Author Harper Lin: the 9th cozy mystery in the popular Cape Bay Cafe Mysteries. When Fran moves back to her idyllic beach town to take over the family café, she also develops a knack for solving bizarre murders. 

When Matt whisks Fran away on a romantic spa weekend at the Alford Inn, she’s excited to try French macarons from Jacques de Gaulle, the inn’s famous in-house baker. But when an off-duty employee is murdered in the spa—during a mud wrap treatment no less—Fran must use the time she could’ve been relaxing to solve another murder case. A friend’s crumbling marriage depends on it!

Includes macchiato and macaron recipes!  (Amazon)

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Turn the Tide by [Ruggle, Katie, Anders, Adriana, Rushdan, Juno, Mann, Connie]Whether you’re diving into treacherous waters,
racing the clock against global annihilation,
or delving deep into an untamed wilderness,
these thrilling tales of love and suspense will leave you breathless.

Any Means Necessary by Katie Ruggle
Katie Ruggle brings trademark wit and warmth to her introduction of a family of five bounty hunter sisters making the Rocky Mountains a safer place—finding love and sowing chaos along the way.

Deep Blue by Adriana Anders
Adriana Anders plunges readers into a thrilling tale of survival (and steamy romance) as a deep sea diver and a former SEAL escape a derelict oil rig overrun with men who have a secret worth killing for.

No Way Out by Juno Rushdan
Juno Rushdan turns up the pressure in a high-octane, non-stop thriller where one woman’s defiance—and her fierce love for the man she could never forget—may be all that’s standing in the way of a new bioterror threat.

Beyond Home by Connie Mann
Connie Mann shows that in central Florida’s untamed wilderness, paradise has a dark side, and the heroes of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) are trained to face the worst that man—and nature—can dish out.

Turn the Tide is a pulse-pounding collection of novellas by some of the brightest names in the genre.

More from Katie Ruggle:
Hold Your Breath (Book 1, Rocky Mountain Search & Rescue series)
Run to Ground (Book 1, Rocky Mountain K9 series)
In Her Sights (Book 1, Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunter series)

More from Adriana Anders:
Whiteout (Book 1, Survival Instincts series)
Under Her Skin (Book 1, Blank Canvas series)

More from Juno Rushdan:
Every Last Breath (Book 1, Final Hour series)

More from Connie Mann:
Beyond Risk (Book 1, Florida Wildlife Warriors series)  (Amazon)

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Sleuthing for the Weekend (Mackenzie & Mackenzie PI Mysteries Book 3) by [Hart, Jennifer L.]From USA Today bestselling author Jennifer L. Hart comes a mother-daughter PI team, a cold case, and a little bit of luck!

It’s St. Patrick’s Day in Beantown, and Mackenzie Elizabeth Taylor needs the Luck of the Irish to solve her latest mystery—namely, who was the mysterious Uncle Al, the man who left her his apartment building as well as his PI business? But that personal investigation has to take a backseat to raising her teenage genius Mac, and dealing with her immature baby-daddy and demanding mother. Not to mention taking on a job that will actually produce some green.

The case is a gnarly dispute by two Irish pub owners who happen to be brothers as well as rivals over a missing inheritance. With the entire city out pub-crawling, Mackenzie goes hunting for a pot of gold…but winds up with a body instead.

With an assist from Mac, Mackenzie must slip into her gumshoes and go toe-to-toe with Detective Hunter Black, her neighbor, protector, and main squeeze, in order to solve her case. this case and claim the reward before someone else. Can the mother daughter team successfully investigate in the middle of a city-wide chaos? Or is their luck about to run out?

Mackenzie & Mackenzie PI Mysteries:
Sleuthing for a Living – book#1
All Sleuth and No Play – book #2
Sleuthing for the Weekend – book #3

What critics are saying about Jennifer L. Hart’s Mackenzie & Mackenzie PI Mysteries:

“SLEUTHING FOR A LIVING by Jennifer L. Hart will be one of my new favorite cozy mystery series! Sure to be a hot hit!”
~ Fresh Fiction

“What a great start to a new series.”
~ Janet’s Five Star Review, HEA Fictional Bookstore

“A very enjoyable and laugh out loud read that was both engaging and entertaining, and I can’t wait to see what escapades will face Mackenzie and her friends. What a fun book.”
~ Dru’s Book Musings  (Amazon)

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Mr Bigelow Smells a Rat (A Curious Cat Mystery Book 1) by [Selfman, Leigh, Selfman, Sylvia]


No one is safe when MR. BIGELOW SMELLS A RAT…

When Penelope inherits the estate of her Great-Aunt Agnes, she thinks her life is going to be a piece of cake. Little does she realize that Agnes’s cat, Mr. Bigelow, comes as part of the deal.
When Penelope meets a handsome guy at the pet store, she’s smitten, but Mr. Bigelow senses danger. He must figure out what’s going on, and stop Penelope before she falls prey to the purrfect crime!  (Amazon)

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Final Curtain (A Polly Pepper Mystery Book 1) by [Jordan, R.T.]Polly Pepper, the legendary superstar of television’s golden age, is finally back in the entertainment headlines. She’s landed the title role in a new production of the musical Mame, and though it’s off-off-off-off Broadway (Glendale, California, actually), Polly’s bank account—and her ego—need the job. And if all goes well, the show just might go to New York! There’s one minor detour, though: on the second day of rehearsals, wunderkind director Karen Richards turns up dead.

Of course, Polly’s nose for news needs to know, and though Karen was well liked, it seems some last-minute casting changes from artistic director/megalomaniac Gerold Goss did her in. Sadly, Polly’s Suspect #1 is her new friend and co-star Sharon Fletcher, who also plays a deliciously sultry bad girl on the popular daytime soap It’s Never Fair Weather. Sharon was the last person seen with the deceased director…and her Emmy matches the dent in Karen’s head.

But as Gerold takes over the director’s chair, Polly finds her cast-member-suspect-list reaching epic proportions. Could it be Charlotte Bunch, who Karen politely corrected until she got her Irish brogue right? Everyone knows actresses can be very touchy. Or Gerold’s sweetly innocent girlfriend Mag Ryan, who drunkenly reveals that she wouldn’t let anything stand in the way of her landing a part in the possibly Broadway-bound musical? Or maybe even Karen’s young assistant Jamie, who Polly discovers was promised a role in the play…after Karen’s untimely demise?

The more Polly sniffs, the surer she is that Sharon didn’t haul off and bash Karen with her Emmy. But the evidence is mounting, and it’ll take all of Polly’s wits—and some help back at Pepper Plantation from her ever-dependable son Tim and their perpetually wisecracking maid Placenta—to save the jailed soap star from a murder rap…and a starring role in a real-life drama tentatively entitled Framed!  (Amazon)

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Unto Us a Son Is Given (Guido Brunetti Book 29) by [Leon, Donna]“Your situation is always ambiguous, isn’t it, Guido?”, his father-in-law, Count Orazio Falier, observes of Donna Leon’s soulful detective, Guido Brunetti, at the beginning of her superb 28th Brunetti novel, Unto Us A Son Is Given. “The world we live in makes that necessary,” Brunetti presciently replies. Count Falier was urging his Venetian son-in-law to investigate, and preferably intervene in, the seemingly innocent plan of the Count’s best friend, the elderly Gonzalo Rodríguez de Tejada, to adopt a much younger man as his son. Under Italian inheritance laws this man would then be heir to Gonzalo’s entire fortune, a prospect Gonzalo’s friends find appalling. For his part, Brunetti wonders why the old man, a close family friend, can’t be allowed his pleasure in peace.

And yet, what seems innocent on the Venetian surface can cause tsunamis beneath. Gonzalo unexpectedly, and literally, drops dead on the street, and one of his friends just arrived in Venice for the memorial service, is strangled in her hotel room—having earlier sent Gonzalo an email saying “We are the only ones who know you cannot do this,” referring to the adoption. Now with an urgent case to solve, Brunetti reluctantly untangles the long-hidden mystery in Gonzalo’s life that ultimately led to murder—a resolution that brings him way more pain than satisfaction.

Once again, Donna Leon brilliantly plumbs the twists and turns of the human condition, reuniting us with some of crime fiction’s most memorable and enduring characters.  (Amazon)

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One heir after another turns up dead…

Silas Kane’s sixtieth birthday party is marred by argument and dissension amongst his family, and then the next morning, Kane is found dead. The coroner’s verdict of death by misadventure would seem to confirm that Silas accidentally lost his way in the fog. But then his heir is shot, and threats are made against the next in line to inherit his fortune. The formidable Superintendent Hannasyde is called in to investigate. All clues point to an apparently innocuous eighty-year-old woman, but as the Inspector delves further into the case, he discovers that nothing is quite as it seems…  (Amazon)

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Witch After Time (A Witch in Time Mystery Book 4) by [Mallory, Ava ]Would you travel to the past to right a wrong?

Solve a cold case?

Perhaps, catch a killer?

Meet one of the five witches who will.

Mariana Galvin is afraid of ghosts.

That’s ironic because ghosts follow her everywhere.

As a medium and a member of the world’s most elite paranormal crime-solving team, paranormal entities are part of the deal, but she has a foolproof plan – an early retirement.

The plan seems simple enough, but when she’s summoned to solve a disturbing case in 1968 Chicago, she’s forced to make a difficult choice – leave her teenagers and husband behind to travel back in time or ignore her calling and hope her abilities don’t go into overdrive.

No matter which path she chooses, she’s bound to find trouble. Fingers crossed, she makes it out this time.

Witch After Time is the fourth book in the five-novel A Witch in Time Mystery Series. Each is a standalone book, but you’ll have more fun if you read the whole series.

A Witch in Time Mysteries:

Better Witch Next Time by Stephanie Damore

A Devil of a Time by Mona Marple

Time After Time by Jenna St. James

Witch After Time by Ava Mallory

Right Witch. Wrong Time by K.M. Waller  (Amazon)

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The Murder of Shakespeare's Ghost Seaview Cottages Cozy Mystery #2 (Seaview Cottages Cozy Mystery Series) by [Burke, Anna Celeste]Miriam Webster and the Grand Old Lady Detectives [G.O.L.D.] take on their first case when the tenant in Shakespeare’s Cottage swears the Bard of Avon’s ghost is on the prowl.

Miriam’s not a believer in ghosts, but when she and her companions catch a glimpse of a hazy figure that bears Shakespeare’s unmistakable likeness, she’s no longer sure what to think. When the ghostly apparition suddenly disappears, it leaves them mystified.

Their investigation soon takes an even more bizarre twist when the ghost, to borrow a phrase from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, “shuffles off this mortal coil.” A murdered ghost means the G.O.L.D. team have no choice but to involve homicide detective Henry “Hank” Miller who complicates matters, especially for Miriam.

A dead ghost is just one of many surprises for Miriam Webster and her sleuthing pals. Poking into the past, they soon discover the cottage’s previous occupants had a few skeletons in their closets. Do those old bones hold the key to uncovering the motive for a new murder?

As Shakespeare’s Cottage gives up its secrets, can they figure out who murdered Shakespeare’s ghost before there’s another victim?

Grab your copy of this delightful cozy mystery by USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Anna Celeste Burke to find out!

Recipes included.

Free to read on Kindle Unlimited.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle






New Releases For The Week Of March 3rd, 2019–Part 2

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of March 3rd, 2019. I am going to divide the list into 4 days because there are so many of them for this week. Today is the second day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.



When Auntie Poldi finds a body in a vineyard, she sets out to solve another murder—with the Mafia nipping at her heels—in the next adventure from this national bestselling “smash series.” (People Magazine)

“There’s a new star in the mystery firmament, and her name is Auntie Poldi.” — Alan Bradley

“Long may she reign.” –Kirkus (starred review)

When Prosecco‑loving Auntie Poldi retired to Sicily from Germany, she never dreamed her tranquil days would be interrupted by murder. But Sicily had other plans, and Poldi found herself honor‑bound to solve the disappearance of her beloved (and cute) handyman.

Now she’s finally ready for some peace and quiet—interrupted by romantic encounters with handsome Chief Inspector Montana, of course—when the water supply to her neighborhood is cut off and a dear friend’s dog is poisoned, telltale signs that a certain familial organization is flexing its muscles. Poldi knows there will be no resolution without her help. She soon finds a body in a vineyard, tangles with the Mafia, and yet again makes herself unpopular in the pursuit of justice. But once wine and murder mix, how could she possibly stay away?

This is a sexy and thrilling follow‑up to Mario Giordano’s debut novel, Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions, hailed by Adriana Trigiani as “an explosion of color [and] a celebration of the palette of Italian life and the Sicilian experience in its specificity, warmth and drama.”  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover










They say Broadway is a graveyard of hopes and dreams, but someone’s adding corpses to its tombs…

Mr. and Mrs. North live as quiet a life as a couple can amidst the bustle of New York City. For Jerry, a publisher, and Pamela, a homemaker, the only threat to their domestic equilibrium comes in the form of Mrs. North’s relentless efforts as an amateur sleuth, which repeatedly find the duo investigating murders and sundry other crimes. So when the wealthy backer of a play is found dead in the seats of the West 45th Street Theatre, the Norths aren’t far behind, led by Pam’s customary flair for murders that turn eccentric and, yes, humorous. Alongside Lieutenant William Weigand of the New York Police Department, they’ll employ illogical logic and bizarrely tangential suggestions to draw the curtains on a killer.

A light mystery set in a classic Broadway locale, Death on the Aisle is lent verisimilitude by author Richard Lockridge’s career as a theater critic. Though it is the fourth novel in the saga of this charming, witty couple, the series can be enjoyed in any order, with each installment depicting its own self-contained story.  (Amazon)

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Bad to the Crone (A Spell's Angels Cozy Mystery Book 1) by [Lee, Amanda M.]Scout Randall is more than a witch on a motorcycle. She’s more than the magic she wields. She’s also a woman with a secret past that she can’t remember … a sarcastic wonder who acts before she thinks.
The one thing Scout knows with absolute certainty is that she’s got a purpose in life … and that purpose is fighting evil. That’s why she joined the Spell’s Angels, a biker group with offices all across the world. It’s because of the group that she finds herself in northern Lower Michigan, in a place called Hawthorne Hollow, where magic is out in the open and Scout finds her powers are constantly on display.
She was transferred to the town because they needed help, although no one will tell her what happened to the woman who held the position before her and she’s constantly distracted by the local denizens, including Gunner Stratton, a shifter with a history he would rather keep to himself.
Scout is determined to do her job … even if it means taking on the congregation of a local church with murky origins. It seems the dead are rising in Hawthorne Hollow and it’s up to Scout to figure out why.
She’s going to have to learn to trust her new co-workers – and a few random outsiders in the colorful town – on the fly because they’re all going to have to come together to take down an enemy that is strong enough to wipe Hawthorne Hollow off the map.
Get ready for adventure, because it’s going to be nonstop from here on out.  (Amazon)

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Wicked Delight (An Ivy Morgan Mystery Book 13) by [Hart, Lily Harper]Ivy Morgan and Jack Harker don’t have many complaints.
Things are good, life is quiet, and the only big thing on their to-do lists is picking a date for their wedding, which is exactly what they’re doing when a local celebutante approaches with an offer for Jack to be on a dating show.
He turns her down flat and goes on his way, but the next morning, she’s found dead and the list of suspects is endless thanks to the production landing smackdab in the middle of Shadow Lake.
Ivy doesn’t like having Hollywood on her doorstep. Jack is even worse, especially when he realizes the producers want Ivy to step in and take the dead heiress’s spot in the limelight. The idea of cameras following Ivy when magical things keep happening around her is enough to paralyze the couple … and then force them to run to avoid the harsh glare of the viewing public.
Jack and Ivy have a lot on their plates. They have to solve a murder, figure out what the witch in the woods is trying to tell them when it comes to the nature of the human soul, and pick a wedding date.
It’s all in a day’s work for Shadow Lake’s favorite couple. If they live to survive the dark force descending on their town, that is. They’ll have to work together to overcome imminent evil … but they’re used to that, of course.  (Amazon)

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Live Wire (Maggie #1): A What Doesn't Kill You Romantic Mystery (A What Doesn't Kill You World) by [Hutchins, Pamela Fagan]A hookup turned lethal. A spurned, angry cowboy. Can rebel Maggie turn the tables before a killer adds her to the list of lost causes?

“Hutchins’ Maggie is an irresistible train wreck—you can’t help but turn the page to see what trouble she’ll get herself into next.” Robert Dugoni, #1 Amazon Bestselling Author of My Sister’s Grave

Washed-up alt-country-rocker-turned-junker Maggie Killian is pulled to Wyoming by an irresistible force . . . former bull rider Hank Sibley, the man who broke her heart fifteen years before. When she unexpectedly meets his Sunday school-teaching-girlfriend at a saloon, Maggie seeks liquor-fueled oblivion between the sheets of a younger man’s bed. But after her beloved vintage truck breaks down and leaves her stranded in the Cowboy State, she learns her hookup died minutes after leaving their rendezvous. Suddenly surrounded by men with questionable motives, Maggie searches for the murderer while fighting the electricity between herself and her old beau and her new penchant for local whiskey.

When the police zero in on Maggie despite a disturbing series of break-ins at her guest cabin, she realizes she’s got no one to rely on but herself. To keep herself happily in bars instead of behind them, she must stop the killer before the cops realize the man she really suspects is a jealous, angry Hank.

Live Wire is the first standalone book in a trilogy featuring sharp-tongued protagonist Maggie Killian from the addictive What Doesn’t Kill You romantic mystery series. If you like nerve-racking suspense, electric characters and relationships, and juicy plot twists, then you’ll love USA Today best seller Pamela Fagan Hutchins’ Silver Falchion award-winning series.

˃˃˃ See why Pamela wins contests and makes best seller lists.

  • USA Today Best Seller
  • #1 Amazon Best Seller
  • Top 50 Amazon Romantic Suspense and Mystery Author
  • Silver Falchion for Best Adult Mystery
  • USA Best Book Awards Cross-Genre Fiction
  • Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, Romance, Quarter-finalist

˃˃˃ Once Upon A Romance calls Hutchins an “up-and-coming powerhouse writer.”

If you like Sandra Brown or Janet Evanovich, you will love Pamela Fagan Hutchins. A former attorney and native Texan, Pamela splits her time between Nowheresville, Texas and the frozen north of Snowheresville, Wyoming.

˃˃˃ The reviews are in, and they’re good. Very, very good.

“Maggie’s gonna break your heart—one way or another.” — Tara Scheyer, Grammy-nominated musician, Long-Distance Sisters Book Club

“Hutchins nails that Wyoming scenery and captures the atmosphere of the people there.” — Ken Oder, author of The Judas Murders

“You’re guaranteed to love the ride!” — Kay Kendall, Silver Falchion Best Mystery Winner

˃˃˃ Catch more adventures with Maggie and her friends in the What Doesn’t Kill Youworld.

Scroll up and grab your copy of Live Wire today.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback











An Invitation to Murder: An impossible crime with one clear prime suspect; herself. (A Mary Blake Mystery Book 1) by [Barnett, A.G.]Mary Blake had it all.

Actress, icon and darling of the nation, she was the queen of TV crime drama.

Then she turned fifty.

When replaced on the show by a younger woman, she thinks her days in the limelight are over when an invitation to a murder mystery party from an old friend throws her back into the public eye. This time as a murder suspect.

After playing a detective for years, Mary must now become one as she tries to prove her innocent with the help of her puppy-like brother and her surprisingly useful friend and assistant, Dot.  (Amazon)

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Peach Cobbler Poison (The Drunken Pie Cafe Cozy Mystery Book 1) by [DuMont, Diana]Murder. Mayhem. Pie.

Welcome to Sunshine Springs, the idyllic wine country town where Izzy James has moved to follow her dream of opening a pie shop that serves boozy pies. Everything is going according to plan, until a customer drops dead from poison right in front of her café.

That’s not so good for business.

Izzy suddenly finds herself accused of murder, and she’s in a race against time to find the true criminal. Luckily, she has her faithful dog Sprinkles at her side to help her sniff out clues.

But the more clues Izzy discovers, the more she realizes that the secrets in this town go deeper than she ever thought possible. Can this amateur sleuth find the murderer before she loses the pie shop she’s worked so hard to open?

You will love this cozy mystery, because it features unexpected twists and a town full of interesting characters!

Read it today!  (Amazon)

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An Eye for Murder (Back Room Bookstore Cozy Mystery Book 5) by [Harper, Susan]The pen is mightier than the sword, and at least as deadly

A paranormal cozy mystery from #1 Best Selling Author Susan Harper

Monica is back in the real world and trying to enjoy the Turkey Trot festival. When a local journalist who specializes in UFO stories is accused of murder, an out of this world mystery ensues. As Monica investigates, she just might uncover a secret that she wants to keep buried. Can she find the killer, clear the innocent journalist, and protect her own secret at the same time?

An Eye for Murder is part of the Back Room Bookstore Cozy Mystery series. If you like fun paranormal mysteries, you will love Monica and her friends, both human and supernatural.

Get An Eye for Murder and start solving your next supernatural mystery today!

Always FREE on Kindle Unlimited    (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












Death by Dog Show (A Creature Comforts Mystery Book 1) by [Kay, Arlene]Army vet Persephone “Perri” Morgan has big plans, as her custom leather leashes, saddles, and other pet accessories are the rage of dog and horse enthusiasts everywhere. But when murder prances into the ring at a Massachusetts dog show, Perri must confront a cunning killer who’s a breed apart.
Accompanied by her bestie Babette and four oversize canines, Perri motors down to the Big E Dog Show in high style. Perri hopes to combine business with pleasure by also spending time with sexy DC journalist Wing Pruett. Until a storm traps everyone at the exposition hall . . . and a man’s body is found in a snow-covered field, a pair of pink poodle grooming shears plunged through his heart.

Turns out the deceased was a double-dealing huckster who had plenty of enemies chomping at the bit. But as breeders and their prize pets preen and strut, the murderer strikes again. Aided by her trusty canine companions, Keats and Poe, Perri must collar a killer before she’s the next “Dead in Show” winner.
Praise for Arlene Kay’s Boston Uncommons Mysteries

“Reminiscent of the comedy-mystery movies of the thirties…An entertaining first entry into the Boston Uncommons Mystery series.” —New York Journal of Books on Swann Dive

“Highly entertaining . . . I can’t wait for the next book in the series!” —Jaye Roycraft, author of Rainscape  (Amazon)

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KILL FOR LUCK: Peak District Crime Thriller (DCI Forbes Book 4) by [Marsden, Sylvia]

How far would you go to change your luck? The little butcher’s assistant with the nickname of Beetle believes he must be due a change of luck and a change of fortune. When the opportunity to become a ‘killer-for-hire’ presents itself he grabs it.
His first attempt at murder goes disastrously wrong and he is left in fear for his life and with two bodies to dispose of.
Then fate lends a hand and Beetle’s victims seem to be falling over themselves to die for him. His luck has changed for the better and he begins to believe that maybe, just maybe, the one thing he wants above all else is almost within his grasp.
For DCI Forbes the discovery of body parts on a moor suggests not only a worrying link to his station, but that his colleagues are possibly being targeted.  (Amazon)

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ILast Resort (An Emma Cassidy Mystery Book 7) by [Chester, Karen]s murder the last resort?

It was meant to be a vacation for Emma Cassidy and her friend Caitlyn at a reopened spa resort operated by Caitlyn’s uncle. But a sense of unease hangs in the air, which only deepens when one of the guests is found dead in the pool.

The long history of misadventure at Stanwyck Springs, the once thriving spa town now reduced to a ghostly shell, casts an unsettling shadow over the man’s death. It appears a simple case of heart failure, but if so, why are the other resort guests acting so suspiciously?

Break ins, prowlers, accidents, and ‘trapped ghosts’— Emma has her hands full as she tries to separate fact from fiction. But with death staring her in the face, can she solve the mystery and escape the killer?

If you like small town cozy mysteries with engaging puzzles and quirky characters, then pick up Last Resort today!

Grab a free copy of Throw a Monkey Wrench, Book 1 in the Emma Cassidy mysteries, at

The Emma Cassidy Mystery series:
Book 1: Throw a Monkey Wrench
Book 2: Pushed to the Limit
Book 3: Murder Most Likely
Book 4: Witch Way to Murder
Book 5: In the Dead of Winter
Book 6: A Case of Cold Feet
Book 7: Last Resort  (Amazon)

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Bone-a-fied Trouble (Familiar Legacy Book 9) by [Haines, Carolyn]CATS, COTTON, AND…MURDER—

The worlds of Sarah Booth Delaney’s Zinnia, Mississippi and Trouble, the black cat detective, collide in this fast-paced tale of high stakes cotton research, abduction, and murder.

Trouble, the Sherlockian feline, falls in with Pluto, another cat with a yin for detective work, to find the missing Trudy Wells. But the cats aren’t alone. Tabitha Kingsley, posing as a psychic medium, has come to the Mississippi Delta to find her missing sister.

Standing in Tabitha’s way is the cynical—and compelling—Roger Long. Roger manages the vast Long Agricultural Products farm and business. Trudy was his newly hired receptionist—and possible loverbefore she disappeared.

In a world of wealth and privilege, Tabitha must discover the truth of what her rebellious, sometimes law-breaking, sister was really up to. And she must trust Roger to help her.

Trouble and Pluto aid the bipeds in finding the answers—to Trudy’s vanishing act and also to the path to trust.  (Amazon)

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New Releases For The Week Of March 3rd, 2019–Part 1


Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of March 3rd, 2019. I am going to divide the list into 4 days because there are so  many of them for this week. Today is the first day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.



A present-day ghost leads China Bayles to a secret from Pecan Springs’s past in this haunting mystery from New York Times bestselling author Susan Wittig Albert

While helping Ruby Wilcox clean up the loft above their shops, China comes upon a box of antique handcrafted lace and old photographs. Following the discovery, she hears a woman humming an old Scottish ballad and smells the delicate scent of lavender.…

Soon, strange happenings start to occur in Thyme and Seasons. When a customer sees a mysterious woman picking flowers nearby and then suddenly disappearing, China must finally admit what Ruby has always known—their building is haunted. But by whom?

As China investigates, the tragic story of a woman in one of the old photographs unfolds. China delves into the century-old mystery and realizes that solving it could have unimaginable repercussions in the here and now.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook












A brand-new Sherlock Holmes mystery from acclaimed Sherlockian author David Stuart Davies, featuring the sinister Dr Caligari

Sherlock Holmes has just uncovered the truth about the theft of a priceless ruby. The wealthy Lady Damury staged the theft and tried to frame her husband – but just as Holmes reveals the truth, Lady Damury is found murdered. Holmes deduces that this is no crime of passion, but the work of a ruthless killer with no connection to the jewel. With reports of a man in a strange, trance-like state, Holmes finds himself entangled in a dangerous game of cat and mouse with the sinister Dr Caligari…  (Amazon)

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A hard-boiled, interdimensional detective romp of high suspense and action. China Mieville meets Dashiell Hammett.


It’s a tough job being a gumshoe in an interdimensional city full of gods, living concepts and weirder things. Good thing I’m a stringwalker, able to jump between realities.

It started when I was hired to investigate an explosion at a casino. A simple heist, I thought, but it turned into a race to stop the apocalypse. So I rolled the dice, and now I’m up against the ancient Greek Titans, an interdimensional spider god and a mysterious creature known as the Fool. I’m going to need more than just luck to solve this one.

If I fail, all things—in all realities—could be destroyed.

Just another day in String City.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback












Fury Godmother (Federal Bureau of Magic Cozy Mystery Book 2) by [Chase, Annabel]Welcome to Chipping Cheddar, where supernaturals are hidden in plain sight

Be careful what you wish for…

I’ve only been back home a few weeks and already strange events are happening all over town. Wishes are coming true to the delight of those affected. Despite the seemingly good fortune, I need to put on my Federal Bureau of Magic badge and get to work. I can’t let supernatural shenanigans disrupt the natural order of life here, no matter how awesome they seem.

When their good luck starts to take a dark turn, I have to kick my efforts into overdrive. Can I crack the case before these dreams-come-true turn into nightmares?

Fury Godmother (Federal Bureau of Magic Cozy Mystery, Book 2) is a full-length humorous paranormal cozy mystery.   (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












Makeovers and Murder: Witches of Keyhole Lake Book 8 (Witches of Keyhole Lake Southern Mysteries) by [Maher, Tegan]The winter doldrums have everybody in a funk, so Coralee decides a pre-spring makeover special is just the thing to lighten the mood. When her high school rival comes back to town, just as catty and mean as she was as a teenager, the first place she goes is to the Clip N Curl, with the sole purpose of making Coralee see red.

When the woman turns up behind the shop with a pair of hair scissors plunged in her back, Coralee becomes the prime suspect.

Can Noelle and her crew clear her good name – without the inadmissible testimony of a ghost – before her next styling gig is in prison?

This is Book 8 in the Witches of Keyhole Lake Southern Mysteries series.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle














A Bell in the Garden (A Spicetown Mystery Book 2) by [Richey, Sheri]

When the owner of a new business digs up buried bones on opening day, the rumor mill in Spicetown comes alive!

Mayor Cora Mae Bingham and Police Chief Conrad Harris are faced with the Chamber of Commerce President on a rampage, the sweet biscotti-baking neighbor living a lie, the notorious town floozy being misunderstood and everyone in town speculating about who is missing.

Figuring out who the bones belong to will open up the cold cases in Spicetown and unearth all the old gossip that was never truly buried. Cora Mae and Chief Harris learn a few things about their fellow citizens along the way.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle















Bad Magic and the Big Top (Blackwood Bay Witches Paranormal Cozy Mystery Book 2) by [Bane, Misty]A traveling circus. A possible psychic. A mysterious magician. Dead clowns. It’s just another Monday in Blackwood Bay. And it’s going to be an interesting one…

Just when I was finally settling into my new life as a witch in Blackwood Bay, a traveling circus comes roaring into town and a dead clown winds up on my doorstep. Things only get messier when someone starts picking off the circus performers one-by-one. It’s evident that there’s a far more sinister performance going on behind the scenes, and this traveling circus may have more skeletons buried in their closet than the Rathmore family. Finding out whodunnit won’t be so easy. As luck would have it, the only thing scarier than the ghost of a dead clown is Granny, and she’s always along for the ride… whether she likes it or not.

Come one, come all! Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls! Welcome to the greatest circus on earth! Tonight, you will see daring stunts, fantastical feats and death-defying performances. You will be amazed at the buried secrets, hidden betrayals, and murderous vengeance. The show is about to begin and it’s going to be killer!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle











An Alibi A Day: A Cotswolds Cozy Mystery (Allie Day Cotswolds Mysteries Book 1) by [Winters, A.R.]Allie Day’s life has turned upside down.

Her normally well-planned-out days are upended when she tries to help out her friend Bree, owner of her favourite Cotswolds café.

“Winters will have you giggling into your book!”

Before she knows it, Allie is accused of murder, and written up in the local papers as a killer – and worse, she seems to be in the real killer’s crosshairs!

Join Allie and her sister Jackie as they try to sort things out. But throw in a handsome Detective Inspector, a mysterious new villager, and a sudden jackpot win – will life ever go back to normal?

Praise for A.R. Winters:

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

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

“A cute light read with a final twist at the end.” – Stacey Puleio,

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.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












A Double-Pointed Murder (The Bait & Stitch Cozy Mystery Series, Book 2) by [Yost, Ann]Double Pointed Knitting Needle Becomes Murder Weapon in the Cozy Mystery, A DOUBLE POINTED MURDER by Ann Yost

–Red Jacket, Michigan, On the Keweenaw Peninsula–

When Cricket Koski, a barmaid from the Black Fly, is stabbed to death with a double-pointed knitting needle on New Year’s Eve and deposited in the bed of Lars Teljo, it’s up to Hatti Lehtinen to exonerate her ex-brother-in-law. It’s not that Hatti, who runs a fishing-slash-knitting supply shop, is a trained detective. It’s just that Sheriff Clump considers his collar a slam dunk because an affair between Lars and Cricket three years earlier has made him vulnerable to blackmail.

But there’s a problem…

Everyone in the tiny, Finnish-American town on the Keweenaw Peninsula has to wear more than one hat and, as acting president of the chamber of commerce, Hatti has to host a quintet of television personalities who arrive unexpectedly to film an Antiques Roadshow knockoff called What’s in Your Attic?

What’s in the local attics are pieces of Nazi memorabilia from Finland’s World War II partnership with Hitler and when a letter disclosing the existence of a piece of Nazi artwork is discovered, all attention turns to trying to find the masterpiece.

Hatti begins to suspect there’s a connection between the arrival of the newcomers and the death of Cricket Koski and after a second shocking murder, she is sure of it. The only question is, which one of them did it? And, since double-pointed needles are packaged in sets of four, does that mean there are two murders still to come?

Publisher’s Note: While you don’t need to be a knitter to enjoy this series, you just might pick up a fun and rewarding hobby in addition to enjoying a thoroughly delightful, clean and wholesome, mystery with a good dose of humor.

Fans of Maggie Sefton, Ann Canadeo, Sally Goldenbaum and Mary Kruger will enjoy this fun mystery series set in the Finnish community of upper peninsula Michigan.


A Pattern for Murder
A Double-Pointed Murder
A Fair Isle Murder  (Amazon)

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Laughter Is The Best Medicine (A Madame Moon Mystery Book 3) by [Dennis, D.E. ]The final chapter in this story told in reverse…

When a serial killer comes to Florida University, empath Amari Moon packs her pepper spray and carries on with her life, thinking a little common sense and supernatural ability will keep her safe. But sadly, there are other ways to hurt an empath.

Amari’s best friend becomes the killer’s next victim and the bond they shared shatters along with Amari’s mind.

Now with the killer eluding the police and the dean of the university threatening to close the school, Amari must find her friend’s killer before the suspects scatter all over the county and her tenuous hold on sanity snaps.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle











A Dangerous Deceit in Faerywood Falls (Mountain Magic Mysteries Book 3) by [Baker, Blythe]In Faerywood Falls, magic is the curse that keeps on giving.

Marianne’s investigation into her past has stalled. The only person who seems to have the answers she needs is a manipulative spell singer – and she’s not talking. To make matters worse, Marianne is accidentally stealing other magic users’ gifts again, and she can’t seem to stop herself.

When yet another hunter turns up dead in Faerywood Forest, Marianne can’t ignore the mysterious danger plaguing the woods anymore. Not even if the trail of clues leads her to a trusted friend with something to hide.

With the evidence implicating a man she cares for, can Marianne get to the bottom of a string of killings, before the murderer strikes again?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












Chocolate a la Murder (A Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum Mystery Book 4) by [Weiss, Kirsten]Maddie gets rattled by a candy-coated murder.

It’s Wine and Chocolate Days in San Benedetto, and paranormal museum owner Maddie Kosloski has sweet dreams about her new Magic of Chocolate exhibit. Her latest attraction is a haunted Mexican whisk called a molinillo that rattles if someone lies.

When Maddie visits the town’s new boutique chocolate shop, she finds one of the owners dead and covered in melted cocoa. Maddie’s determined to catch the killer, and she soon uncovers deadly dealings in the world of artisan chocolate. But the deception surrounding those dealings are enough to make the molinillo rattle all night. Will Maddie have to temper her passion for sleuthing before a killer makes her fate bittersweet?

Praise for the Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum Mysteries

“Weiss’ many quirky ongoing characters add charm and humor.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Well-drawn characters and tantalizing wine talk help balance the quirky aspects of this paranormal mystery.”—Publishers Weekly

“A delightful new series.”—Library Journal (starred review)

“A quirky murder mystery with plenty of small town charm.”—ForeWord Reviews

“Humor, hints of romance, and twists and turns galore elevate this cozy.”—Publishers Weekly

“A clever combination of characters.”—Kirkus Reviews  (Amazon)

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