Thursday, August 1, 2019

New Cozy Mysteries for August



Summer's heat is upon us, making it the perfect time for reading, whether you’re in the sun by the pool, at the beach, or curled up next to the air conditioning. Here are our cozy releases for August


Vicki Delany
Silent Night, Deadly Night
Year Round Christmas book 4
Berkley
ISBN: 978-0440000303

Residents of Rudolph keep the spirit of Christmas alive year-round—but their joy is threatened when a group of grinches visits the town, in the charming fourth installment of the Year-Round Christmas series.

It's the week before Thanksgiving, and Merry Wilkinson, owner of Mrs. Claus's Treasures, is preparing for a weekend reunion of her mother's college friends. But when the group of women comes into Merry's shop, Merry is met with frosty attitudes and cold hearts.

The women argue amongst themselves constantly, and the bickering only intensifies after one of the friends is poisoned. With her father's role as Santa in danger due to his proximity to the crime, Merry will need to use all of her investigative gifts to wrap this mystery up and save Santa and her favorite holiday.


Tonya Kappes
Assailants, Asphalt & Alibis
A Camper & Criminals Cozy Mystery Series Book 8
Tonya Kappes
ISBN: B07SV51MLC

Welcome to Normal, Kentucky~ where nothing is normal. A Campers and Criminal Mystery Series is another brainchild of USA Today Bestselling Author Tonya Kappes. If you love her quirky southern characters and small town charm with a mystery to solve, you're going to love her new cozy mystery series!

The legend of John Swift Silver Mine has been a tale tell around the Daniel Boone National Park for over 400 years. This year the treasure hunters have descended upon Normal and staying in Happy Trails Campground before they head out on their yearly expedition to find the treasure.

Once again, Mae and the Laundry Club ladies, along with Mary Elizabeth, find themselves doing things they never thought they'd never do. Go on a treasure hunt! They pile into Mae's RV and join the treasure hunters so they too can try their luck at striking it rich.

Telling stories around a campfire about the curse of the John Swift Silver Mine is a fun story....until one of the treasure hunters is found dead...was it the curse or was it murder?

Mae discovers an unheeded warning that will bring the tall tale to life if she can't end the story for good before the killer strikes again with or without finding the John Swift Silver mine.



V. M. Burns
Bark if It's Murder
Dog Club Mystery Series, Book #3
Lyrical Underground
ISBN: 9781516107896

Lilly Echosby just witnessed a murder on a pet cam. Or did she?

When a last-minute opportunity arises to accompany her boss to an art auction in Atlanta, Lilly throws some money at the problem of where to board her toy poodle Aggie (short for Agatha Christie). Posh Pet Haven offers the most luxurious canine accommodations in all of Chattanooga, Tennessee. The place even provides pet cams so anxious owners can check in on their pampered pooches.

But when Lilly tries to take a peek at her poodle, she gets a terrible shock—she witnesses what she’s sure is a murder. She thinks the victim may be the wealthy co-owner of Pet Haven. The police follow her lead but find no body, no evidence of a crime, and no video record. Starting to feel like the dog owner who cried wolf, Lilly decides to go undercover to catch a killer who may be hiding in plain sight . . .


Gayle Leeson
Apples and Alibis
South Cafe Series, Book 4
Grace Abraham Publishing
ISBN: 978-0-9967647-7-3

That's the last time Amy agrees to do a favor for a stranger...

Down South Cafe owner, Amy Flowers is in over her head.  Operating a cafe while hosting the first Farmers' Market in Winter Garden has her swimming in apples. And when an elderly woman calls the cafe, pleading for a delivery for her upcoming party, Amy relents, feeling compelled to help the desperate customer.

But when she arrives, the woman is slumped over her kitchen table, and Amy is catapulted into the middle of a small-town crime.  Guilt-ridden for not arriving earlier to save the woman, she sets out to unravel the mystery surrounding her death.  Now, between running the cafe and dealing with the chaos of the farmers' market, Amy is squeezing in a murder investigation, a run-in with her boyfriend's mom, and her own mother's quirky life decisions.  Life can't get any worse...or can it?  

This cafe owner needs a break--in the case.




Ginger Bolton
Jealousy Filled Donuts
Deputy Donut Series, Book 3
Kensington Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-4967119-1-5

When a firecracker becomes a murder weapon, Emily Westhill pursues a killer with a short fuse …

It is a truth universally acknowledged—cops and donuts go together. Exhibit A: Deputy Donut CafĂ©, owned and operated by detective's widow Emily Westhill and her father-in-law, the retired police chief of Fallingbrook, Wisconsin. Named after Emily's adored and adorable tabby, the donut shop is a favorite among cops, firemen, and EMTs, as well as tourists and townspeople. So when Fallingbrook needs donuts for their Fourth of July picnic, Emily's shop gets deputized.

But a twisted killer has found another use for Emily's treats. At the picnic, a firecracker is hidden in a stack of raspberry-filled donuts and aimed at the unwitting queen of the festivities. When it explodes, she is killed. Having her jelly donuts involved puts Emily in a sticky situation, and when a shady shutterbug tries to frame her with incriminating photos, she finds herself in quite a jam. To preserve her freedom and her shop's reputation, Emily needs to solve this case—before the fuse-lighting felon goes off again …



2 comments:

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