Friday, April 1, 2016

New Cozy Releases for April

Spring is here and so is a new crop of cozy mysteries!

Eva Gates
Reading Up A Storm
3rd Lighthouse Library Mystery
Penguin Random House
ISBN: 978-0451470959

The national bestselling author of Booked for Trouble returns with another charming mystery set in the most literary lighthouse in North Carolina’s Outer Banks.

Misfortune blows into North Carolina’s Outer Banks when a dead body in a boat on the shore leaves local librarian Lucy Richardson racing to solve a strange new mystery....

After a successful party at Bodie Island’s Lighthouse Library, librarian Lucy Richardson is ready to curl up with her cat, Charles, and a good book. But her R and R is cut short when she notices some mysterious lights leading a small boat to crash into the coast.

The two shipwrecked seafarers survive the ordeal—but one of them shows up dead ashore a few days later. Lucy finds herself again roped into a murder investigation and navigating a sea of suspects, all of whom had motives to deep-six the deceased. And this time, she has a sinking feeling that finding the real killer won’t be so easy...

Edith Maxwell
Delivering the Truth
Quaker Midwife Mysteries book one
Midnight Ink
ISBN: 978-0738747521
For Quaker midwife Rose Carroll, life in Amesbury, Massachusetts, provides equal measures of joy and tribulation. She delights in attending to the needs of mothers and newborns even as she mourns the recent death of her sister. Likewise, Rose enjoys the giddy feelings that come from being courted by a handsome doctor, but a suspicious fire and two murders leave her fearing for the well-being of her loved ones.

Driven by her desire for safety and justice, Rose Carroll begins asking questions related to the crimes. Consulting with her friends and neighbors―including the famous Quaker poet John Greenleaf Whittier―Rose draws on her strengths as a counselor and problem solver in trying to bring the perpetrators to light.

Amanda Flower
Crime and Poetry
Magical Bookshop Mysteries #1
Obsidian/ Penguin Random House
ISBN- 978-0451477446

From Amanda Flower —who writes the USA Today bestselling Amish Quilt Shop Mysteries as Isabella Alan —comes the first in the new Magical Bookshop Mystery series.

Rushing home to sit by her ailing grandmother’s bedside, Violet Waverly is shocked to find Grandma Daisy the picture of perfect health. Violet doesn’t need to read between the lines: her grandma wants Violet back home and working in her magical store, Charming Books. It’s where the perfect book tends to fly off the shelf and pick you...

Violet has every intention to hightail it back to Chicago, but then a dead man is discovered clutching a volume of Emily Dickinson’s poems from Grandma Daisy’s shop. The victim is Benedict Raisin, who recently put Grandma Daisy in his will, making her a prime suspect. Now, with the help of a tuxedo cat named Emerson, Violet will have to find a killer to keep Grandma from getting booked for good...

Tonya Kappes
Spies and Spells
First novel in the Spies and Spells Mystery Series
Tonya Kappes 
ISBN:  978-1530671687

SPIES AND SPELLS, the first in this highly anticipated new series from USA TODAY Bestseller Tonya Kappes because we know she's a queen at writing paranormal mystery witch series, is here! Spies and Spells Spies and Spells Book 1 While Maggie waits for her Witchy Hour, she works at the family diner with her mom, aunt Meme and Lilith, her sister - all witches. Soon Maggie gets entangled with a mysterious handsome stranger, Mick Jasper, and his secret U.S. organization, SKUL. Has she found her calling? 

Janet Cantrell
Fat Cat Takes the Cake
#3 in Fat Cat series
Berkley Prime Crime
ISBN: 978-0425267448

When their former classmate Richard “Dickie” Byrd throws a high school reunion to gather support for his mayoral campaign, it drums up some not-so-sweet memories for dessert shop proprietor Chase Oliver and her friend Julie Larson. Julie would rather not reconnect with Ron North, the creepy kid who had a crush on her back in the day. His social graces haven’t exactly improved with age, but is he creepy enough to kill?

The next day, Chase is in the park testing a new cat harness for Quincy, who quickly proves that he cannot be leashed. But when his escape leads Chase to Ron’s body, the police wonder who else got away.

Now, with Julie suspected of murder, Chase must prove her innocence before the real killer plans another fatal reunion.

Duffy Brown
Braking for Bodies
Cycle Path mysteries
Berkley Prime Crime
ISBN: 978-0425268957

Its murder and a mystery weekend on Mackinac Island for the rag reporter, his mistress and the wife who wants them both dead


  1. Love all the good reading coming!

  2. Mazel Tov to everyone on your newest releases. I just scored big time at the Howard Beach Branch of the Queens Library. I now have on hold the following:

    Reading up a Storm
    Crime and Poetry
    Fat Cat Takes the Cake
    Braking for Bodies.

    This doesn't mean I wont end up owning my own copies of these outstanding books, but this way I can read them now and have pristine copies for my collection. LOL

  3. You guys are the best! I still have to pick up some of these.

  4. Anyone wanting Braking for Bodies swag email and I’ll send goodies. Hugs, Duffy

  5. Will be reading Duffy's and Tonyas books soon yea April

  6. All good titles and I have already preordered two of them.