Mystery Coming Attractions: April 2024

Mar 30, 2024 | 2024 Articles, Coming Attractions!, Mysteryrat's Maze

by Shawn Stevens

Details at the end of this post on how to win a copy of any one of the first 4 books in Daryl Wood Gerber’s Fairy Garden Mysteries Series-winner’s choice (see blurb for latest one and cover below).

As April blossoms around us, it’s the perfect time to indulge in the charm and allure of cozy mysteries. Settle into your favorite reading nook, brew a cup of tea, and prepare to be swept away into a world of puzzling crimes and delightful characters. Stay tuned as we dive into sharing some recommendations, author highlights, and more. Get ready to unravel secrets, piece together clues, and lose yourself in the enchanting world of this sampling of April mysteries.

Springtime in Aloha Lagoon, Hawaii means romance and murder lurk beneath the surface. Kiki Hepburn, busy preparing for the resort’s Spring Fling Dance, witnesses an argument involving her old rival, Ruby. When a man turns up dead during the event, Ruby is caught red-handed. But as Kiki investigates, she uncovers a web of suspects, including Dex, her boyfriend who’s gone undercover. With secrets and suspicions in abundance, Kiki races against time to unmask the killer before they strike again. – Death at the Spring Fling by Rosalie Spielman

Julia’s close friend and business partner, Zoey, is on the brink of marrying her policeman beau. However, with a looming storm and a mysterious death during the festivities, Julia finds herself caught in a web of intrigue. The deceased, a stranger to everyone despite his active presence, raises suspicions further when an injection mark is discovered on his neck. Stranded on the island with the killer, Julia embarks on a quest to uncover the truth, interrogating staff, family, and Zoey’s artist acquaintances to untangle the mystery behind the unexpected turn of events at the clambake. – Torn Asunder by Barbara Ross

Courtney is thrilled when her fairy friend Fiona returns, joined by her cat Pixie. Amid preparations for her fairy-garden business and the upcoming Summer Blooms Festival, tragedy strikes with the murder of her friend Genevieve. Genevieve’s recent transformation into an influencer, known for her harsh critiques, casts suspicion on Courtney’s circle, including Flower Farm owner Daphne Flores. With doubts about Daphne’s innocence mounting, Courtney dives into the investigation to uncover the truth behind the murders. – A Twinkle of Trouble by Daryl Wood Gerber

Murder Backstage (Murder, She Wrote Mystery – Book 58) by Terrie Farley Moran, Release Date April 2, 2024
Nosy Neighbors (Cozy Mystery Novel) by Freya Sampson, Release Date April 2, 2024
Murder Most Owl (A Magical Menagerie Mystery – Book 1) by Sarah Fox, Release Date April 2, 2024
Molten Death (An Orchid Isle Mystery – Book 1) by Leslie Karst, Release Date April 2, 2024
Hexcess Baggage (A Supernatural Speakeasy Cozy Mystery – Book 14) by Lily Harper Hart, Release Date April 2, 2024
Murder in a Tourist Town (A Tourist Trap Mystery – Book 17) by Lynn Cahoon, Release Date April 2, 2024
Peculiar Pumpkins (Familiar Kitten Mystery – Book 27) by Sara Bourgeois, Release Date April 2, 2024
Undead Urges (A Luna Thorn Witchy Mystery – Book 3) by Amanda M. Lee, Release Date April 2, 2024
A Scarlet Death (An Angela Richman, Death Investigator Mystery – Book 8) by Elaine Viets, Release Date April 2, 2024

May Day (Murder by Month Mystery – Book 1) by Jess Lourey, Release Date April 4, 2024
Merlin and the Killer Crush (Wyld Enchantment Woods Mystery – Book 4) by Kura Jane Carpenter, Release Date April 7, 2024
A Body at the Dance Hall (London Ladies’ Murder Club Mystery – Book 3) by Marty Wingate, Release Date April 8, 2024
Meri Christmas (Familiar Kitten Mystery – Book 28) by Sara Bourgeois, Release Date April 9, 2024
The Poison Pen (A Scottish Bookshop Mystery – Book 9 by Paige Shelton, Release Date April 9, 2024
Red Beans and Rituals (The Witches of the French Quarter Mystery – Book 2) by Jen Pitts, Release Date April 16, 2024
Feline Fatale (A Mrs. Murphy Mystery – Book 32) by Rita Mae Brown, Release Date April 16, 2024
What Cannot Be Said (Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery – Book 19) by C.S. Harris, Release Date April 16, 2024
Death at the Spring Fling (Aloha Lagoon Mystery – Book 21) by Rosalie Spielman, Release Date April 16, 2024

Deadly Yours (A Samantha McMican Mystery – Book 1) by Cyndi L Stuart, Release Date April 17, 2024
Biscuits and Bodies (Alphabet Soup Mystery – Book 2) by Erica J Whelton, Release Date April 18, 2024
Death on a Train (The Flora Maguire Mystery – Book 5) by Anita Davison, Release Date April 20, 2024
More Than Meets the Eye (Tiger’s Eye Mystery – Book 12) by Alyssa Day, Release Date April 21, 2024
Four-Alarm Homicide (A House-Flipper Mystery – Book 6) by Diane Kelly, Release Date April 23, 2024
Torn Asunder (A Maine Clambake Mystery – Book 12) by Barbara Ross, Release Date April 23, 2024
Murder on Demand (The Morning Show Murders Mystery – Book 4) by Al Roker and Matt Costello, Release Date April 23, 2024
Patchwork Quilt Murder (A Lucy Stone Mystery – Book 30) by Leslie Meier, Release Date April 23, 2024
Murder in Rose Hill (A Gaslight Mystery – Book 27) by Victoria Thompson, Release Date April 23, 2024

A Twinkle of Trouble (A Fairy Garden Mystery – Book 5) by Daryl Wood Gerber, Release Date April 23, 2024
Museum of Murder (Merry Wrath Mystery – Book 30) by Leslie Langtry, Release Date April 23, 2024
A Whale of a Murder (A Venus Bixby Mystery – Book 1) by Valerie Taylor, Release Date April 23, 2024
A Mystery Yarn (An Omnipodge Mystery – Book 3) by Mike Befeler, Release Date April 24, 2024
Bonfire, Backpacks, & Brawls (A Camper & Criminals Mystery – Book 36) by Tonya Kappes, Release Date April 25, 2024
For the Sake of Auld Lang Syne (The Mystery of Stickleback Hollow Mystery – Book 25) by C. S. Woolley, Release Date April 26, 2024
Secrets and Psychics (A Spellbound Bookshop Mystery – Book 2) by J A Whiting, Release Date April 29, 2024
An Unfinished Murder (A Medlar Mystery – Book 5) by Jude Deveraux, Release Date April 30, 2024
The Canal Murders (A Yorkshire Murder Mystery – Book 10) by J. R. Ellis, Release Date April 30, 2024
Every Time I Go on Vacation, Someone Dies (The Vacation Mystery – Book 1) by Catherine Mack, Release Date April 30, 2024

To enter to win a copy of any one of the first 4 books in Daryl Wood Gerber’s Fairy Garden Mysteries Series-winner’s choice, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “April Coming Attractions” or comment on this article, and be sure to state which one you want. A winner will be chosen on April 6, 2024. U.S. residents only, and you must be 18 or older to enter. Be sure to include your mailing address if you enter via email in case you win. You can read our privacy statement here if you like.

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Shawn Stevens born in New Jersey and lives there with her husband and rescue pup Piper. She enjoys reading and listening to cozy mysteries whiles she cooks, cleans and is driving. Be sure to visit The Cozy Mystery Party Group for “Cozy” chats, Author Takeovers and more.


  1. Choices, choices!

    I’ll take Death at the Spring Fling if I win.

  2. They sound fun and really good and I love the covers! I would love to win Book #1 and start reading!

  3. Twinkle of trouble please

  4. Wow! Ive only read one so far. I would love to read Glimmer of a Clue.

  5. Hello! I’d love Daryl’s book, A Sprinkling of Murder. Thank you for the chance to win!

  6. A Twinkle of Trouble would be an awesome addition to the others in the series I have.

  7. We have a winner!


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