More New Summer Cozy Beach Reads

More early Summer 2020 releases from Lyrical Press, the digital-first imprint from Kensington Publishing!

 MURDER MOST SOUTHERN by Sarah Osborne, A Ditie Brown Mystery

Mabel Aphrodite Brown unpacks her knives—and her detective skills—when she joins a cooking competition that someone would kill to win . . .

About the Author

Sarah Osborne is the pen name of a native Californian who lived in Atlanta for many years and now practices psychiatry on Cape Cod. She writes cozy mysteries for the same reason she reads them—to find comfort in a sometimes difficult world. TOO MANY CROOKS SPOIL THE PLOT is the first novel in her Ditie Brown Mystery series. She loves to hear from readers and can be reached at


EVIL BY THE SEA by Kathleen Bridge, A By the Sea Mystery

Liz Holt is bewitched, bothered, and bewildered when a wicked killer objects to a wiccan wedding…

About the Author

Kathleen Bridge is the author of the By the Sea Mystery series and the Hamptons Home and Garden Mystery series. She started her writing career working at The Michigan State University News in East Lansing, Michigan. A member of Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America, she is also the author and photographer of an antiques reference guide, Lithographed Paper Toys, Books, and Games. She teaches creative writing in addition to working as an antiques and vintage dealer in Melbourne, Florida. Kathleen blissfully lives on a barrier island. Readers can visit her on the web at


THE GIRL WITH THE KITTEN TATTOO by Linda Reilly, A Cat Lady Mystery 

This fifth installment has all of the same elements that have made the earlier books so popular: a compelling mystery, likeable lead characters and plenty of feline shenanigans!

About the Author

Raised in a sleepy town in the Berkshires, Linda Reilly has spent the bulk of her career in the field of estate closings and title examination.  It wasn’t until 1995 that her first short mystery “Out of Luck,” was accepted for publication by woman’s World Magazine.  Since then she’s had more than 40 short stories published, including a sprinkling of romances.  She is also the author of Some Enchanted Murder, and the Deep Fried Mystery series featuring fry cook Talia Marby.  A member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and Cat Writers’ Association, Linda lives in New Hampshire with her husband, who affectionately calls her “Nose-in-a-book.”  Visit her at



Mother’s Day is a sweet time at the candy shop Bailey King runs with her Amish grandmother. This year is extra special, because Bailey’s parents are visiting Harvest, Ohio. For Mother’s Day Tea at the local church, she’s whipping up her mom’s favorite: butterscotch pie. All’s going well, until a sticky-fingered thief makes off with the money raised for a local women’s support group…

About the Author

USA Today bestselling and Agatha Award–winning mystery author Amanda Flower started her writing career in elementary school when she read a story she wrote to her sixth grade class and had the class in stitches with her description of being stuck on the top of a Ferris wheel. She knew at that moment she’d found her calling of making people laugh with her words. She also writes mysteries as USA Today bestselling author Isabella Alan. Amanda is a former librarian and lives in Northeast Ohio. Readers can visit her online at


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