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Title: azure and the case of the Cauldron of Lies
Author: Verena DeLuca
Series: Azure’s Hill Country Mysteries, Book 2
Release Date: January 6, 2023
Kindle Unlimited: No

Dragons, Crime, and Cats.
Small town life is never dead—or is it?

Since you have been deemed trustworthy—only seven other humans know I’m a dragon parading around as a black cat.
I’ve decided to reward you with the most delicious contents of this cauldron, you’re going to gag with delight.
Join me as I sniff out the person brave enough to leave a dead body at a trunk or treat event.

Azure’s Hill Country Mysteries, is a spin off short story series where Azure is the sleuth on the case.

New Releases by authors who support us on Patreon:

Title: The Curse of the Mekori
Author: Brooke Clonts
Release Date: January 21, 2023
Kindle Unlimited: No, Sold at a variety of retailers.

Some secrets should stay buried…

Bryanna Delacey struggles with her grades. When she’s invited to participate in a special education program in England, she seizes the opportunity, but after she arrives, the body of a student with sacrificial markings turns up dead in a canal.

Panic ripples through the student body. When the next victim turns out to be someone she knows, Bryanna decides to protect her friends at all costs, especially Hadrian, the cute boy with the gorgeous eyes.

As she faces off against dark forces, she uncovers secrets from her past, discovers the truth about a 400-year-old rumor and learns the consequences of unmasking evil.

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Title: Every Witch Way but Demon
Author: K. E. O’Connor
Series: Magical Misfits Mysteries, Book 6
Release Date: January 24, 2023
Kindle Unlimited: Yes

Is this the end of Crimson Cove?

Everyone is excited to attend a surprise performance by the enthralling magical performing scarabs. The town turns out to enjoy the show, including a bundle of annoying non-magicals. They just won’t take the hint and leave.

But that won’t stop me and my wonderful witch, Zandra, from enjoying ourselves. The partying continues through the night, resulting in the formidable ‘Old Mother’ Splinter almost drowning when she goes night swimming in the sea! She must have enjoyed the free drink too much to consider that a fun idea.

The next day, everyone is shocked to learn she died at the hospital, and what appears to be a tragic accident gets serious when a lethal sleep spell is discovered in her system. And it’s spreading. If you fall asleep, you never wake up!

With time against us, and the sleep spell seeping through the town and wiping people out, I have a battle on my fluffy paws. Who wants Crimson Cove unprotected? Are the non-magicals at risk from this dangerous spell? And how will I keep my witch from going to sleep and leaving me?

Brew the coffee, prop open those eyelids, and let’s solve this mystery before the town I’ve grown to love, and the witch I can’t be without, are gone forever.

Title: An Early Death
Author: Helen Golden
Series: A Right Royal Cozy Investigation
Release Date: January 11, 2023
Kindle Unlimited: Yes

BREAKING NEWS Mystery Woman Was in the Earl of Rossex’s Car When It Crashed

Reports are coming in that an unidentified woman was in the car with James Wilshire (24), the Earl of Rossex, when it crashed in Fenshire late on Tuesday evening and killed him. She died from her injuries later in hospital. The police have not named the woman, but sources at Francis Court, where the earl lived with his wife Lady Beatrice (21), claim the dead woman was the wife of a member of staff.

The impertinence of the man! Who does this Detective Sergeant Richard Fitzwilliam think he is, asking personal questions about the state of her marriage and insinuating that James was having an affair with the estate manager’s wife? Of course he wasn’t! She knew her husband, and he wouldn’t do that to her. But why have the police put out an appeal to find two cars seen near the accident site? And what is the secret her husband was keeping from her? Maybe she didn’t know him as well as she thought after all…

PLEASE NOTE: This is a prequel in the A Right Royal Cozy Investigation series and is not intended to be read as a standalone.

Title: Murder on the Block
Author: Daisy Landish
Series: Wilma Wade Holiday Mysteries
Release Date: January 5, 2023
Kindle Unlimited: Yes

A Wilma Wade Holiday Mystery

When Wilma Wade catches her handyman stealing from some of her neighbors, she approaches the young man’s mother with this problem. When questioned, the young man claims he was ‘given’ a jewelry box from the lady across the street from Miss Wade. The story unravels quickly as petty thievery turns into grand larceny and murder.

Murder on the Block is the fourth story in the Wilma Wade Holiday Mysteries.

Title: Venus Rising
Author: Tammy D. Walker

Release Date: January 25, 2023
Kindle Unlimited: No

Almost as soon as recent divorcee Amy Morrison begins her dream job as librarian aboard the world’s most expensive luxury cruise liner, she nearly sinks it.

She’s tasked with hosting the debut of a painting celebrated but hidden for nearly sixty years. But the artist claims the painting isn’t hers. And then, the artist goes missing.

With the help of a retired academic couple lecturing aboard the ship, a dashing IT manager, and a housekeeping staff with a love of literature, Amy tries to solve the art fraud and kidnapping while rediscovering the adventurous side of herself.

Title: Murder at the Charity Ball
Author: Helena Dixon
Series: A Miss Underhay Mystery, Book 11
Release Date: January 20, 2023
Kindle Unlimited: Yes

Kitty Underhay is dancing… with death.

Winter 1934. Kitty Underhay is enjoying a night off from wedding planning as she attends a charity ball at the home of Lady Eliza Foxley. She’s excited to see her father, roguish Edgar Underhay, who is also a guest in the house. But the evening of cocktails and waltzing turns into a dance macabre when Edgar finds their lively, fun-loving hostess dead, strangled by her own silk stocking.

Who has made this uncharitable donation to the evening’s entertainments? When suspicion falls on Edgar and he is arrested for murder, Kitty has to act fast if she doesn’t want her father walking her down the aisle in shackles. Together with her fiancé Matthew, they vow to clear Edgar’s name and discover who used hosiery to commit homicide.

Lady Eliza’s widowed sister is the main beneficiary of her will, but before Kitty and Matt can question her, she is struck down by a severe case of poisoning. Time is running out for Kitty to solve this case and make it to the church on time. But with a devious killer on the loose, will she end up leaving as a newlywed, or newly dead…?

Title: On Thin Ice
Author: Daisy Landish
Series: Mike and Maddie Mysteries, Book 1
Release Date: January 20, 2023
Kindle Unlimited: Yes

A Mike and Maddie Mystery

Detective Carson Lutrell hasn’t had any luck finding diamonds stolen from a local jeweler. However, the one diamond found at the ice factory by one of the workers is a solid clue. When Mike and Maddie get involved, they soon have reasons to suspect the ice factory manager — Mrs. Angela Lark — of grand larceny. But that’s not all. When the detective executes a search warrant of the ice factory, he finds the body of a known thief in the ice storage.
Will the detective finally find the block of ice containing the cache of uncut diamonds?

On Thin Ice is the first story in the Mike and Maddie Mysteries. Stories can be read in any order.

Title: Storm Voices Series Box Set
Author: Victoria LK Williams
Series: Storm of Voices
Release Date: January 7, 2023
Kindle Unlimited: No

Join Mackenzie Aldkin on her exciting and mysterious journey as she navigates life after being struck by lightning and gaining the ability to hear voices, including those of killers. Along the way, she meets Moira, a nurse and healer who introduces her to the world of fairies and their protection, gifting her a mystical kitten named Shaylee.

In Whispered Voices, Mac must prove her boyfriend’s innocence while trying to understand her new abilities.

In Deceptive Voices, Mac must use her newfound powers to prevent a murder during a mystery theater production, aided by her mysterious gray kitten, Shaylee.

In Lost Voices, Mac and her friends must race to find a kidnapped boy before it’s too late, aided by the mystical forces surrounding them.

In Grinchy Voices, Mac must use her powers to stop a Grinchy-like character from ruining Christmas for the entire town, with the help of Shaylee, the fairy queen and one endearing pixie.

And for an added bonus, read Moira’s story in The Mystery of Moira.

Follow Mac on her journey of self-discovery and adventure in this thrilling boxset.

Title: The Deadly Chili
Author: Daisy Landish
Series: Pine Grove Mysteries
Release Date: January 11, 2023
Kindle Unlimited: Yes

A Pine Grove Mystery

Peter discovers his dad’s old chili recipe in time for the great chili cookoff. He doesn’t expect to compete against his old pal Marconi, who seems to have adapted to life in the country very quickly. Too quickly. When one of the other contestants for the chili cookoff is murdered, Peter is left wondering just how far the mafia don would go to win. Or is someone else out for the grand prize? Who doesn’t mind getting their hands dirty to get what they want?

This is the fourth story in the Pine Grove Mysteries

Title: A Badly Behaved Witch
Author: Kate Satori
Series: Keystone County Witches, Book 7
Release Date: January 5, 2023
Kindle Unlimited: Yes

How well do you know your friends? Kate Brody is ready to enjoy her new-found freedom after closing her café. With a fresh start, a change in business plans, and a new friend in town, she’s off to a good start. Unfortunately, things take a turn when her friend, Daphne, is implicated in a murder.

Daphne was the last one seen arguing with the odd, cranky lawyer—and the one who found his dead body. With all eyes on Daphne as the most obvious suspect, there’s a flush of whispers quickly spreading across town.

Can Kate help Daphne clear her name before her reputation is shredded to tatters? Or is Daphne hiding a secret all her own? With a cast of quirky characters, and a mystery loaded with small-town charm, can you solve this case before Kate does? Can Kate’s witchy magic help solve the case, or will it hinder her at every move?

Title: Mascara & Mayhem
Author: Elle Wren Burke
Series: Prickly Pear Psychic Mysteries, Book 4
Release Date: January 11, 2023
Kindle Unlimited: Yes

Even the most powerful psychic can’t see everything.

A lot of things are going well for Alara Beatty. She’s got an amazing boyfriend, the best dogs ever, and she’s back at her predictable accounting job. There’s just one problem—she’s still struggling to contain her erratic psychic powers after they exploded a few months back.

Desperate to gain control, Alara is powerless to resist a mysterious woman who offers an alluring solution to her problem…but one that comes at a cost—help her find a dangerous and elusive killer before they disappear forever.

Thrown into the world of counterfeit makeup, Alara and her gruff new partner hunt for the killer. But as they dive deeper, Alara realizes they’re being shadowed, but by who? Someone involved in the case, or even worse, one of her father’s criminal goons?

As the man following them gets bolder, tensions run high. Can Alara solve the murder and get her promised reward before the man makes his move?

If you like amateur sleuths, humorous adventures, and charming canine companions, then you’ll love Elle Wren Burke’s mystical mystery.

Dust off your crystal ball and buy Mascara & Mayhem today!

Title: The Case of the Unlucky Handyman
Author: Daisy Landish
Series: Annie Archer Paranormal Mysteries, Book 4
Release Date: January 25, 2023
Kindle Unlimited: Yes

An Annie Archer Paranormal Mystery

With her newly opened antique shop taking off, Annie Archer is settling into Turtle Bay. Annie gets called away from her shop when her friend, Sheriff Adam Parker wants her to take on an extraordinary case. The neighborhood handyman, impaled to death in his home, was propped up against a ladder, thirteen written across his forehead, a broken mirror beside him, and a black cat sitting on the top rung of the ladder. The picture would have been funny if it hadn’t been so morbid. It seems her mentor is the main suspect.

Can Annie clear her friend’s name before the police pin the murder on her?

The Case of the Unlucky Handyman is the fourth story in the Annie Archer Paranormal Mysteries.

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