January New Releases & Book Deals
Updated: Jan 22
If books were cookies, I'd gain 20 pounds in January. This is my extreme book bingeing time!
A Davis Way Crime Caper
by Gretchen Archer
Released January 10
Mississippi's Bellissimo Casino's security expert (and mother to twin preschoolers), Davis Way, experiences the longest day in her life thanks to a biopharmaceutical conference, mobsters, and a rabbit.
Taking the Mystery Out of Promoting Crime Fiction
Edited by Diane Vallere
Released December 27
An anecdotal anthology of essays about seeing possibilities, building connections, believing in our work, making mistakes, and trying something new. It is a collection of stories told over smoothies at the gym or drinks at the bar, shared with the same spirit of community that infuses Sisters in Crime.
PINEAPPLE UPSIDE DROWN CAKE
Apple Orchard Cozy Mystery Book 18
by Chelsea Thomas
Released January 14
When a high-profile county employee turns up dead in the town's pristine little pond, it's up to local sleuths Teeny, Miss May and Chelsea to solve the crime. Teeny is a chihuahua in the body of a woman. Miss May is a retired prosecutor with a love for justice. And Chelsea is doing her best to keep up, get her life back on track, and maintain the happy in America's happiest little town.
RED VELVET & MURDER
The Nose Paralegal Mystery book 2
by Tanya R. Taylor
Releases February 10
.99 preorder price on Kindle
An elderly couple were found dead in their living room, leaving their cat, Ralphy, to fend for himself.
It appears to be a murder-suicide and the wife's actions in the days leading up to their demise were rather suspicious.
HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT
A Frankie Gates Paranormal Mystery book 1
by RP Dahlke
Released December 28
Her Catholic upbringing scoffs at the superstitious nonsense―the finger is smoke and it had nothing to do with the devil and everything to do with the man who wants her dead.
A SCHEME MOST BITTER
33rd Street Roastery Cozy Mystery
by Summer Prescott
Released December 18
A wealthy socialite has passed under most peculiar circumstances – perhaps at the hands of the same person who stole her precious collection of antiques.
The case takes a surprising turn when the evidence seems to point to a relative who peddles snake-oil veiled as a miracle weight-loss coffee.
MURDER IN LAS VEGAS
Gabriella Hunt Cozy Mystery Series
by Dianne Harman and Andrew Thomas
Released December 30
When a bride falls to her death from the 17th floor of a Las Vegas honeymoon suite, the police quickly determine that she’s been murdered. The groom is downstairs in the bar drinking with his Army Ranger friends, but there’s fifteen minutes he can’t account for where he was. So much for a happy ever after!
PINEAPPLE VALENTINE MYSTERY
A Pineapple Port Mystery
by Amy Vansant
Releases January 31
When Matchmaker Lady Venus drops dead on the Pineapple Port community center's stage during a Valentine's event, Charlotte and fiance Declan are called to the scene.
PORTRAIT OF A DEAD GUY
A Cherry Tucker Mystery book 1
by Larissa Reinhart
On sale 1/23-27 (ends at 11 pm EST)
US and UK Kindle only (sorry!)
In Halo, Georgia, Cherry Tucker's always searching for a portrait commission and agrees to a coffin portrait of a family's murdered son. But when she finds herself caught between ex-boyfriends, an illegal gambling ring, and outwitting a killer on a spree, Cherry may have painted herself into a corner she can't escape.
MUSIC AND MEMORIES, ANOTHER MURDER
A Sheridan Hendley Mystery Book 7
by Christa Nardi
On sale 1/9-16 for 99 cents
A murdered art teacher, a piano bar, and danger for Sheridan Hendley, amateur sleuth.
PRESTIGE, PRIVILEGE, & MURDER
A Stacie Maroni Mystery Book 1
by Christa Nardi
On sale January 18-24 for 99 cents
Stacie Maroni’s pending divorce comes to a screeching halt when her soon-to-be-ex is murdered.
Twisty Tales & Cozy Crimes
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A Maizie Albright Star Detective "Between Cases"
by Larissa Reinhart