Cozy Mystery New Releases April 2022

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Title: Margaritas, Mayhem & Murder
Author: Mary Cunningham
Series: An Andi Anna Jones Mystery, Book 1
Release Date: April 27, 2022
Kindle Unlimited: No

Andi Anna Jones, so-so travel agent and amateur sleuth, puts aside her resentment of her father’s widow and books a sixtieth birthday cruise to Cancun for Ruby and three friends. Never does Andi imagine the cruise will include the murder of a has-been lounge singer—or that Ruby might be the main suspect.

Flirting with more than danger after arriving in Mexico, Andi connects with charming local sheriff, Manual Gonzales. An embarrassing night involving the sheriff, too many margaritas, and a Mariachi band, can’t quell her determination to clear the name of her ex-stepmother.

While gathering clues and interviewing witnesses, however, she suspects dear old step-mom isn’t the only one in jeopardy.


Title: The Dog Days of Murder
Author: M.K. Dean
Series: Ginny Reese Mysteries Book 2
Release Date: April 2, 2022
Kindle Unlimited: No

Life couldn’t be better for house-call veterinarian, Ginny Reese. An impending inheritance has given her options she didn’t have before, and she is about to close the deal on buying her own practice from her longtime mentor. Not to mention, she’s been spending more time with her old flame, Sheriff Joe Donegan.

But the fur flies when the practice is bought out from under her by a smoking hot newcomer who also has ties to Joe. And things get really dicey when Ginny’s outrageous mother is heard making threats against Dr. Rachel Burnham.

When the new vet dies under suspicious circumstances, all fingers point to Ginny’s mom as the primary suspect. It’s up to Ginny and her trusty German Shepherd, Remy, to find the real killer before her mother goes down for murder.


Title: Simply Irisistible
Author: Lisa Bouchard
Series: Isabella Proctor Cozy Mysteries Book 6
Release Date: April 26, 2022
Kindle Unlimited: Yes

Isabella’s apartment building has suffered because she lives there. In one year, her landlord has put up iron railings on the windows, revamped the entire security system, and refurbished the entire inside because someone tried to burn her out of the building.

When he needed her to prove his son was innocent she agreed without needing to know any of the details.

Once she started digging into the case, she started to have second thoughts.

Add in the tensions between the witches in the Sorority of Brigid all aimed at her, and she’s got more than she can deal with on her own.

And that’s where family comes in – for better or worse, they’re there for her.


Title: Death on the West Highland Way
Author: Adriana Licio
Series: The Homeswappers Book 5
Release Date: April 30, 2022
Kindle Unlimited: Yes

Retired teachers Etta and Dora and long-suffering (in his opinion) Basset Hound Leon travel north from their home in Southern Italy, looking forward to a homeswap in historic Edinburgh. Anticipating nothing but relaxation, Etta is dismayed when the holiday extends to take in a hike – along many miles of the West Highland Way.

While kayaking on dark lochs, ascending imposing mountains, exploring ruins and battling through raging storms, can the trio protect Robert from the threat hanging over his family? And will Etta’s chance meeting with a charming highlander in a remote pub develop into something more than friendship?


Title: All too Familiar
Author: Various Authors
Series: A Collection of Paranormal Cozy Mysteries
Release Date: April 5, 2022
Kindle Unlimited: Yes

Take a crime-filled tour of the paranormal with this collection of all-new stories of familiars, felonies, and flimsy alibies in this limited-edition cozy mystery anthology.

From hexed rats to talking cats to mated ravens and magical havens, All too Familiar is brimming with mystery and mayhem. Each story is set in the author’s own world, offering readers the opportunity to explore new neighborhoods, meet likely suspects, and solve page-turning mysteries.


Title: Poodle Versus the Spy
Author: Anne Shillolo
Series: Cottage Country Cozy Mysteries Book 10
Release Date: April 29, 2022
Kindle Unlimited: Yes

The police are not making any progress, and the crime spree continues. It’s taking its toll on a famous local attraction and tragedy strikes a beloved and hardworking family.

Meanwhile, with spring in the air, tourists are headed in droves for Williamsport. With a short season worth millions of dollars, the pressure is on to solve the crimes quickly and get the maple industry back on its feet.

Zora Bell, the 50-something newspaper publisher of the Williamsport Whistle, and her two ace reporters, take a look at the crime scene and make a crucial link. The damage to the maple sugar operation looks like espionage. And to the staff of the Whistle that spells a spy!


Title: Bury the Past
Author: Jen Pitts
Series: The French Quarter Mysteries Book 4
Release Date: April 26, 2022
Kindle Unlimited: Yes

Sammy is surprised her prickly neighbor wants her help after a skeleton is discovered in a French Quarter courtyard. But she’s even more surprised when the decades-old bones lead her to a murder that’s closer to her home and heart. Can Sammy find the truth before the past is buried again?

When the detectives show up in Thibodeaux Mansion’s courtyard, Sammy is relieved they’re not there for her. But to her surprise, they need to see Ruby, her next-door neighbor. Even more shocking, Ruby asks Sammy to come with her to learn if the skeleton unearthed at the Delmar Apartments is Ruby’s missing daughter. As Ruby’s past comes to light, so does Sammy’s with a letter from her brother.


Title: Post Mortem at Padua
Author: Lynn Morrison
Series: Oxford Key Mysteries Book 6
Release Date: April 25, 2022
Kindle Unlimited: Yes

In Oxford’s newest twin city, a case of mistaken identity puts a woman’s life in jeopardy

The invitation to visit Oxford’s twin city of Padua couldn’t have come at a better time. Natalie, Kate, and Mathilde have spent weeks trying valiantly to expand Oxford’s magic, only to have every attempt end in failure. A trip to the land of pasta, high fashion, gelato, and fine wine sounds almost too good to be true.

They pack their suitcases and jet off for Italy, bringing Harry and H, Nat’s cheeky wyvern, along with them. But within minutes of landing, Harry falls prey to a series of mishaps.


Title: Daisy and the Dazzling Dachshunds
Author: Janey Clarke
Series:
Release Date: April 26, 2022
Kindle Unlimited: No

The discovery of a murdered woman with a rescued dog and her puppies on Bodmin Moor, hurtles Daisy, a shy retired librarian and her oddball friends, into another dangerous, yet comical escapade.

Daisy is on a mission to find the murdered woman’s killer, linking events to the puppy farm, and is suddenly thrust into a world of explosions, shootings and kidnappings!

Furthermore, family secrets come to light and Daisy discovers an unexpected revelation that will change her life forever. This newfound knowledge is difficult for Daisy to cope with and somewhat hinders the situation that befalls herself and her friends. And if that isn’t enough, the return of her ex-husband poses even more problems.


Title: Top Secret
Author: PJ Tremblay
Series: The Ghost Detective
Release Date: April 27, 2022
Kindle Unlimited: Yes

Mira Hawkings’ fiancee has been taken hostage by an NSA Black Ops team and Mira and Robin Wallace will need all their Astral Projection powers, as well as help from a band of mysterious mercenaries to find and rescue him. An evil serial killer, and Agent John Taggart are using Borden to set a trap for the women, hoping to use them as Ghost Spies for the government. Will the ghostly-duo and the Band be able to rescue Jeff and thwart the scheme of their enemies?


Title: Midlife, Murder, and Magic
Author: Elle Bouchard
Series: North of Forty
Release Date: April 26, 2022
Kindle Unlimited: Yes

A Paranormal Women’s Fiction mystery filled with sarcasm and no ducks to give for lousy ex-husbands who think they can have the best of both worlds.

Newly separated Rebecca needs to get her life together, and fast. The day she returned from the hospital her husband packed up his stuff and left her with divorce papers. She decides the best place to rebuild her life is the place she loves most, her hometown on Shadow Island.

The hot flashes of menopause have left her with an extra gift – telepathy. Unfortunately, it can be a real pain in the tuchus. There are some things – okay a lot of things – that are better left unheard. But there’s no denying it’s pretty awesome to be a human lie detector.

As the newest and only human investigator at Magus Investigations she’s putting her power to use to find who killed a young couple. She’s determined not to let her boss down, no matter how much coffee and Advil she needs to keep up with him.

Her parents want her gone, back to Boston with her cheating husband. Her high school sweetheart (now the island’s police chief) wants her to stay on the island but quit interfering with his investigations. Her friends want her just the way she is.
She’s carving her own path through life, living by her own rules, and embracing her newfound powers. Isn’t that what midlife is all about?

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