New Releases For The Week Of June 25th, 2017–Part 3

 

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of June 25th, 2017.  Since there were so very many books this week, I am going to divide them between four days. Here is the third day of my list.  Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.

32451965Never judge a book by its cover… 

Sophie Phee Kimball is not a cop. She s a divorced, middle-aged mom who works as an account clerk for the police department in a small city in Minnesota. But her retired mother, Harriet Plunkett, is convinced Phee is the only one who can solve the mystery of a cursed book. According to Harriet, four members of her book club have already succumbed to the deadly curse. Harriet insists Phee catch the next plane to her retirement community in Sun City West, Arizona, to investigate.

Is her mother just bored and lonely? She does have a new pet a long-haired chiweenie (half Chihuahua, half Dachshund) for company and a host of pals (although that number is admittedly dwindling). Phee is certain that their book club selection isn t cursed, but is somebody really knocking off the ladies? As Phee starts to uncover dark secrets hidden in plain sight under the blazing Arizona sun, she ll need to read between the lines before it s someone else s final chapter….

You ll chuckle all the way through this delightful romp through Sun City West, as Phee and her mother unravel the mystery behind the sudden deaths of several book club members. It s so cleverly written, you won t guess the perpetrators until the very end. Mary Marks, award-winning author of the Quilting Mystery series”  (Goodreads)

 

 

 

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Rosemary and Detective Dave are tying the knot at the Resort by the Sea! But when Rosemary vanishes (along with her wedding dress) after the rehearsal, her sisters know this isn’t a case of cold feet.

Was she snatched by someone with a grudge? Or could the mysterious couple staying in one of the cottages be involved? Or was it the stranger who’s been nosing around? Sage and Thyme become bridesmaids on a mission: to find the bride and return her, unscathed, before anyone realizes she’s missing.

The Field Sisters return in another rollicking, romantic comedic mystery by USA TODAY Bestselling Author Melissa F. Miller.  (Goodreads)

 

 

Dashing Through the Surf (A Pajaro Bay Mystery Book 5) by [Lee, Barbara Cool]Roxy Drew arrives back in her Pajaro Bay hometown after spending ten years in prison for a crime she didn’t commit. But she soon discovers she has to solve the mystery that put her behind bars before her own daughter ends up the next victim in Dashing Through the Surf.

The Pajaro Bay stories are filled with light and breezy, heartwarming fun, and always leave you with a happy ending. Collect them all:

Pajaro Bay Mysteries:

1. The Honeymoon Cottage
2. Under the Boardwalk
3. In Deep Water (previously published as “Shadow’s Lady”)
4. Driving Ms. Maisy
5. Dashing Through the Surf

Pajaro Bay Short Stories:

1. My Funny Valentine
2. A Christmas Miracle in Pajaro Bay
3. Home Improvement
4. Halloween Hullabaloo
5. A Winter Wedding in Pajaro Bay
6. Beach Blanket Bijou  (Amazon)

 

 

 

 

34917429Special pre-order price of only 99p (99c).

Detective’s Ex:
Gunned down during an attempted robbery, Mister Polinski was a kind old man who ran the local shop that never closed. With the police understaffed, Lauren Corrigan launches an investigation of her own. Without training, Lauren feels she has picked up enough knowledge of the job from her detective ex-lover to stand a chance of solving the murder. The deeper she delves into the mystery, the more suspects she uncovers, but Lauren would prefer to confront the gunman face-to-face than admit her ex-lover may just have been right after all.

The Murder of Snowman Joe:
A terrible snowstorm sees the small rural village of Barrowville cut off from the rest of the country. When local children discover a corpse hidden within the body of a snowman it becomes clear the storm has trapped a murderer in the village. Forced to deal with a crime she has never before faced, Detective Felicity Hart calls in the services of big city detective John Stoker, now living out his retirement in the small community. With his own daughter murdered years earlier, Stoker fears Hart will become yet another young woman to die due to his own inability to look after the people he loves.

Also includes Murder While You Wait and One-Way Ticket to Murder (Goodreads)

 

 

 

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When bakery owner Lexy Baker and her posse of iPad-toting grandmas find a dead body under Ruth’s late model Oldsmobile, it opens an investigation into a decades-old crime. It seems Ruth’s reformed crime-boss boyfriend stashed something of immense value away before he died. Too bad word is out in the criminal underworld and a dangerous killer has come to town to find it.

Armed with only their iPads, gigantic patent leather purses and a box of baked goods, the ladies must use their wit and cunning to unmask the killer before he hits too close to home.   (Goodreads)

The Case of the Itinerant Ibizan (The Thousand Islands Doggy Inn Mysteries Book 9) by [Snow, B.R.]It’s the start of summer, and Suzy is on a mission to figure out exactly what is going on with Josie’s estranged boyfriend, Summerman. Suzy’s determined to learn more about the man with a mysterious past and what seems to be his rather unique life, but her plans are impacted when a body is discovered buried in a shallow grave in the woods behind the Doggy Inn. The dead man turns out to be the uncle of Sammy, one of the people who works at the Inn, and Suzy soon finds herself involved in an illegal crystal meth operation that’s working on both sides of the River.

As she and Chief Abrams begin their work, a variety of questions surface, and as Suzy tries to make sense of the situation and uncover clues that will help them solve the case, another set of questions emerge that soon has Suzy doing some very deep thinking of a personal nature about choices and consequences and the wonder of life.

As events play out, Suzy and Josie begin a battle of their own that quickly escalates, and her mother announces plans for a grand-scale project that immediately piques their interest and has the potential to dramatically alter their lives. Dozens of questions swirl and uncertainty abounds, but it remains business as usual around the Inn. In the end, all it takes to remind Suzy about what is truly important to her, as well as help her answer some of the big questions about priorities and choices, is an Ibizan that has constantly been on the move and a severely malnourished Lab who are both in desperate need of new homes.

The Thousand Islands Doggy Inn Mysteries features two of the smartest and funniest lead female protagonists to hit the cozy mystery scene in a very long time, and Suzy and Josie’s affection for food and their boundless love and devotion to their dogs puts this series in the don’t miss category. The Case of the Itinerant Ibizan is the latest installment in this fast-paced and funny series that affectionately focuses on dogs, food, and the natural beauty of the Thousand Islands region.  (Amazon)

 

 

 

 

32586706Freelance writer Jaine Austen thought working for a knock-off reality show in the tropics would be paradise. But when she and her kitty Prozac find themselves trapped between a dimwitted leading man, catty contestants, and a cold-blooded murderer, the splashy gig becomes one deadly nightmare

Jaine’s life has been a royal pain since she started penning dialogue for Some Day My Prince Will Come–a cheesy dating show that features bachelorettes competing for the heart of Spencer Dalworth VII, a very distant heir to the British throne. As if fending off golf ball-sized bugs on a sweltering island wasn’t tough enough, Jaine must test her patience against an irritable production crew and fierce contestants who will do anything to get their prince…

But Jaine never expected murder to enter the script. When one of the finalists dies in a freak accident, it’s clear someone wanted the woman out of the race for good–and the police won’t allow a soul off the island until they seize the culprit. Terrified of existing another day without air conditioning and eager to return home, Jaine is throwing herself into the investigation. And she better pounce on clues quickly–or there won’t be any survivors left…

OUTSTANDING PRAISE FOR LAURA LEVINE’S JAINE AUSTEN MYSTERIES

MURDER HAS NINE LIVES

“Enjoyable . . . This outing will keep cozy readers amused and wondering what absurdity will happen next.” —Publishers Weekly

“Jaine’s flair for the well-turned phrase puts her in the top tier of do-it-yourself detectives.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Jaine pursues justice and sanity in her usual hilarious yet smart way, with Levine infusing wit into her heroine’s every thought. A thoroughly fun read that will interest Evanovich fans.” —Booklist

“Another expertly conceived whodunit.” —Fresh Fiction

KILLING CUPID
“Jaine is absolutely hysterical . . . this author continues to write the best cozies.” —Suspense Magazine 

DEATH OF A NEIGHBORHOOD WITCH
“Levine’s latest finds her at her witty and wacky best.” —Kirkus Reviews

THIS PEN FOR HIRE
“Laura Levine’s hilarious debut mystery, This Pen for Hire, is a laugh a page (or two or three) as well as a crafty puzzle. Sleuth Jaine Austen’s amused take on life, love, sex and L.A. will delight readers. Sheer fun!” –Carolyn Hart (Goodreads)

 

 

 

The Miss Seeton Series: Books 1-3 (A Miss Seeton Mystery) by [Carvic, Heron]How could you not love Miss Seeton?

Retired art teacher Miss Seeton steps in where Scotland Yard stumbles. Armed with only her sketch pad and umbrella, she is every inch an eccentric English spinster and at every turn the most unlikely and lovable master of detection.

The Miss Seeton Series: Books 1-3 includes the first three stories in this classic series of humorous cozy mysteries:

Picture Miss Seeton – a night at the opera strikes a chord of danger when Miss Seeton witnesses a murder . . . and paints a portrait of the killer.

Miss Seeton Draws the Line – Miss Seeton is enlisted by Scotland Yard when her paintings of a little girl turn the young subject into a model for murder.

Witch Miss Seeton – double, double, toil and trouble sweep through the village when Miss Seeton goes undercover . . . to investigate a local witches’ coven.

250+ five-star reviews for the first three books alone. Get this starter box set now, and find out why the world can’t get enough of Miss Seeton!   (Amazon)

 

 

35404153Til death do they part…

When Rita lands a job catering the desserts for a Southern socialite’s wedding two towns over in Harbor Heights, she thinks she’s found a way to knock the Pie Ladies’ Paradise to a whole new level. But when the snooty bride goes missing just hours before the vows are set to be exchanged, it’s obvious that foul play is afoot.

With Harbor Heights’ police force chasing dead leads and dodging the media, it’s up to Rita to get to the bottom of wedding day whodunit.

Is this the ‘work’ she needs to do in order to finally move on?

Does this case have a connection to whoever pushed her down the steps that fateful night two years ago?

And will all this wedding talk spark a different sort of unfinished business with Aiden or will having Darrin around to help send things in a completely unexpected direction?

Might come sooner than they think   (Goodreads)

 

Destination Reads

 

Welcome to the Three Amigos Summer Reading Club.

 

 

Welcome (1)

 

For the second week of our Summer Reading Club we chose “Destination Books” for our theme.  My selection for this week is Vanilla Bean by Jenn McKinley.  This is the eighth book in this delightfully sweet series.

 

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In the eighth in the New York Times bestselling series by the author of Dark Chocolate Demise, the Fairy Tale Cupcake crew goes double or nothing in Vegas…
 
Melanie Cooper and Angie DeLaura are taking a gamble by opening their first franchise of the Fairy Tale Cupcakes Bakery, so where better to hit the jackpot than in Vegas? Business manager Tate Harper has lined up a meeting with Holly Hartzmark, a former showgirl who’s looking to bring Mel and Angie’s sweet treats to Sin City, but Mel isn’t so sure she’s ready to hand her recipes over to a complete stranger—especially one as brash as Holly.But after the potential bakery location gets blown up, Mel begins seeing another side to Holly—one that reminds her very much of herself. Determined to help a kindred spirit, Mel sets out to discover who is trying to keep the bakery from cashing in. But with a murderous mischief maker on the loose, the odds are stacking up against a happy ending for Mel and her friends…(Goodreads)
 
 So be sure to pack your bags, map out your trip, gas up your car and grab your copy of this book and enjoy the read (even if you’re taking a staycation).

Okay, enough about me.  Let’s check out what books my two amigos have picked for this weeks theme.

To find out what book Karen chose, head over to her blog by following this link:

 

 

 

And to see what book Lisa chose, head over to her blog by following this link:

http://lisaksbookthoughts.blogspot.ca/

 

While you’re at their blogs, leave a comment and let us know what you think of our Summer Reading Club.  We would all love to hear from you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New releases For The Week Of June 25th, 2017–Part 2

 

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of June 25th, 2017.  Since there were so very many books this week, I am going to divide them between four days. Here is the second day of my list.  Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.

 

 

31450828Torte–everybody’s favorite small-town family bakeshop–is headed for the high seas, where murder is about to make a splash. . . 

Jules Capshaw is trying to keep her cool as Torte gets set to make its transformation from quaint, local confectionary cafe to royal pastry palace. Meanwhile, Jules’s estranged husband Carlos is making a desperate plea for her to come aboard his cruise ship and dazzle everyone with her signature sweets. She may be skeptical about returning to her former nautical life with Carlos but Jules can’t resist an all-expense-paid trip, either. If only she knew that a dead body would find its way onto the itinerary . .

“A warm and inviting atmosphere, friendly and likable main characters, and a nasty murder mystery to solve!” —Fresh Fiction

Now, instead of enjoying tropical drinks on deck between whipping up batches of sea-salted chocolates and flambeing fresh pineapple slices in the kitchen, Jules is plunged into dangerous waters. Her investigation leaves her with more questions than answers: Why can’t anyone on board identify the young woman? And how can she help Carlos keep passengers at ease with a killer in their midst? Jules feels like she’s ready to jump ship. Can she solve this case without getting in too deep?
“A perfect mix for fans of Jenn McKinlay, Leslie Budewitz, or Jessica Beck.”
–Library Journal (Goodreads)

 

 

 

35426945Donut Mystery 32, Boston Cream Bribery, from New York Times Bestselling Author Jessica Beck!

When head town councilman Van Rayburn is attacked at his home and left for dead, Suzanne and Jake struggle to prove that their friend, Mayor George Morris, is innocent of committing the assault. The only problem is that there is evidence left at the scene that implicates the mayor, and Van can’t seem to remember the attack at all!

For more information about Jessica Beck, please visit www.jessicabeckmysteries.net

(Goodreads)

 

 

35429854“If you’re a fan of Susan Santangelo’s humorous Baby Boomer Mystery series, Dieting Can Be Murder, the seventh book in the series, won’t disappoint. Carol Andrews needs to lose the weight she gained on her recent second honeymoon. But where Carol goes, dead bodies follow, and such is the case when another dieter in her weight loss group is murdered. Of course, Carol can’t help but start nosing around to find the killer. After all, the woman collapsed and died on top of her.”
—Lois Winston, USA Today Bestselling Author of the Critically Acclaimed Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery Series

There’s a little too much to love about Carol Andrews these days, thanks to the extra calories she consumed during her second honeymoon in Florida with her husband, Jim. Determined to shed the extra pounds before the birth of her first grandchild, Carol joins Tummy Trimmers, a new, holistic approach to fighting—and winning—the battle of the bulge. But her weight loss regimen is interrupted by another group member, who collapses on Carol right after completing a meditation exercise to help lose weight, and dies. When the evidence points to murder, the always curious Carol can’t resist adding sleuthing to her personal weight loss routine.   (Goodreads)

 

 

 

CREATED: Earth Hunters Series--Book Two (Earth Hunter Series 2) by [Boekhoff, Janice]How far should he go to find the truth?

After his sister’s death sends him into the loving arms of God, Paleontology Professor Travis Perego fights to reconcile the career he’s devoted his life to with his fragile new faith. His struggle between evolutionary theory and the Bible soon attracts the attention of the dean who makes at least one thing clear in Travis’s life. If he doesn’t figure things out soon, he’s fired.

Then a former student tells him of an experiment designed to prove evolution true. Could it be possible to retrace the path of evolution through bird DNA—to reverse engineer a dinosaur? If so, Travis could finally get answers to the questions plaguing his thoughts and threatening his career.

Desperate to know if the experiment succeeded, Travis searches the jungles of Costa Rica for the missing biology professor and the mysterious creature he created. On the hunt to find them, Travis meets Lenaia, a woman with her own reasons to search for the creature. Though both have secrets, Travis and Lenaia agree to work together before their chances of finding the creature—and the truth—evaporate into the thick jungle mist.

Created has everything—suspense, romance, adventure, and an age-old theme that resonates with us all—what is truth? Janice Boekhoff deftly turns that question into a coin in story-form, with science on one side and faith on the other, and invites readers to turn that coin over in their hands. With an excellent set of credentials in her back pocket, Boekhoff has the writing chops to become the Michael Crichton of the CBA.” — Katie Ganshert, award-winning author of The Gifting Series and Life After  (Amazon)

 

 

 

Flirting With Time: A Charlie McClung Mystery (The Charlie McClung Mysteries Book 5) by [Edwards, Mary Anne]Detective Charlie McClung is haunted by someone leaving mysterious paper hearts in odd places for his bride, Marian. Any thought that this is the work of a harmless prankster quickly vanishes when his men are attacked and people begin to die. The stalker is growing bolder and Charlie knows he needs to act quickly but there are too many suspects, too many alibis, and too much at stake.

What people are saying about Flirting With Time –

“Haunting, but in a good way. Twisty, turny, and full of heart.”
~Gretchen Archer – author of the USA Today Bestselling Davis Way Crime Capers

“Fans of Nick and Nora, fans of Tracy and Hepburn—rejoice. You’ll love Marian and Charlie. The talented Mary Anne Edwards weaves a charming, entertaining and delightfully romantic tale of small town deceit. It’s as if Agatha Christie wrote Hart to Hart—and happy readers will eagerly await the next page-turning puzzle.”
~Hank Phillippi Ryan – Anthony, Agatha, Mary Higgins Clark, and Macavity winning mystery author. Emmy-winning journalist.

“Mary Anne Edwards has written a classic whodunit, but the deeper mystery at its heart is who and how we love. Tender, fast-paced, and rich in character, Flirting With Time delivers malice and warmth in equal measure.”
~Tina Whittle – Bestselling author of the Tai Randolph Mysteries  (Amazon)

Lilac Hill Inn -: Secrets from the Past by [Raine, Autumn]
When Maggie Hamilton visits a small town in New England, she is drawn to a huge house and ends up with friends a love interest and secrets buried long ago. She buys the house and begins the work to turn it into a bed and breakfast. But in this first book, Maggie has to decide whether she has gone bonkers or if there really is a ghost that visits the house on dark nights.  (Amazon)

35075299From USA Today bestselling author, Leslie Langtry comes the next laugh-out-loud Merry Wrath Mystery…

Ex-CIA Agent turned small town Girl Scout leader, Merry Wrath, thinks she has her hands full getting her troop ready for the Mud Run out at scout camp. But a trip to the movies, where she sees her whole career played out on the big screen, turns her world from little girls to great big lies. Turns out her former handler, Riley, is hiding something and the Agency is on the warpath, thinking Merry has leaked classified intel.

From a bizarre organization called Coats for Cats to redecorating her guest room with bullet holes, her life is turning into a Merry-go-round of misdirection, miscreants and misdemeanors. Can she clear her name, or will the Mud Run turn into a run for her life?

Merry Wrath Mysteries:
Merit Badge Murder – book #1
Mint Cookie Murder – book #2
Scout Camp Mystery – short story in the “Killer Beach Reads” collection
Marshmallow S’More Murder – book #3
Movie Night Murder – book #4
Mud Run Murder – book #5

What critics are saying about Leslie Langtry’s books:

“I laughed so hard I cried on multiple occasions while reading MARSHMALLOW S’MORE MURDER! Girl Scouts, the CIA, and the Yakuza… what could possibly go wrong?”
~ Fresh Fiction

“Darkly funny and wildly over the top, this mystery answers the burning question, ‘Do assassin skills and Girl Scout merit badges mix…”
~ RT BOOKreviews

“Mixing a deadly sense of humor and plenty of sexy sizzle, Leslie Langtry creates a brilliantly original, laughter-rich mix of contemporary romance and suspense.”
~ Chicago Tribune

“Langtry gets the fun started from page one with a myriad of clever details.”
~ Publisher’s Weekly   (Goodreads)

35292458Tying the knot was never so deadly…Wedding bells are ringing for location scouts Kate and Alex in a ceremony at one of England’s most elegant stately homes, but when a guest is murdered and suspicion falls on those closest to Kate, she and Alex must put their plans for happily ever after on hold. If they can’t figure out who sabotaged their big day, their honeymoon may be over before it begins.

Death at an English Wedding is the seventh installment in the popular Murder on Location series from USA Today bestselling author Sara Rosett, which features an English village and quirky characters along with dashes of humor and romance.
Indulge your inner Anglophile with Sara Rosett’s English village cozy today!  (Goodreads)

 

 

 

 

 

Witch's Wheel (Normal Junction Cozy Mystery Book 1) by [Vandiver, Abby L. ]

Normal Junction is anything but! It can’t be found on any map, but it’s a place not too far away from where you are. It’s a place where people go when things in their life are turned upside down – a haven, a place where Hope, Resilience, and even Miracles reside. Come, take a trip to Normal Junction, and watch how the spirits collide to turn things right-side up.

In this installment, Calayiah “Layah” and Lybbestre “Libby” Frazier are witches of the Normal Junction kind. They do more than repair watches in their shop, and this time it’s Teagan Blake, who they’ll help discover who murdered his grandmother.  (Amazon)

32451963Food and cocktails columnist Hayley Powell is off on a girls’ getaway with her two best friends. But soon they’ll have to get away from a killer

The quaint fishing village of Salmon Cove, Maine, seems like the ideal location for a girls’ weekend with Hayley’s gal pals, Liddy and Mona. Liddy’s on the rebound from a breakup, but when she meets a handsome tourist, it looks like a little romance might liven things up.

Unfortunately, Liddy’s new sweetheart is found dead on the beach the next morning at the town’s Lobster Bake, next to an overturned cooking pot. The liberated lobsters may be scrambling back to the sea, but Hayley’s not about to let a murderer escape so easily. To crack the case, she’ll need to blow the lid off some serious undercover activity–or risk becoming ensnared in a killer’s trap…

Includes seven delectable recipes from Hayley’s kitchen!

Praise for Death of a Bacon Heiress

“[A] fun mystery that will have readers enraptured.” —Kings River Life magazine  (Goodreads)

 

New Releases For The Week of June 25th, 2017–Part 1

 

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of June 25th, 2017.  Since there were so very many books this week, I am going to divide them between four days. Here is the first day of my list.  Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.

 

 

32451964The New York Times bestselling author of the Manor House Mysteries and the White House Chef Mysteries returns with a mix of murder and mayhem for curator Grace Wheaton.

Now that Grace Wheaton has officially been named heir to Bennett Marshfield’s fortune, her usually busy schedule has become a juggling act. In addition to her duties at Marshfield Manor, she’s bankrolling her roommates’ refurbished wine shop, Amethyst Cellars. Grace is excited to check out the rustic space with Bruce and Scott. But that excitement turns to dismay when they stumble upon the body of the banker involved with the sale.

Grace wants to get to the bottom of this mystery quickly so that her friends’ new venture isn’t overshadowed by an unsolved murder, but she’s got even more to balance when her troubled sister, Liza, is released from prison early. Liza’s first stop is Marshfield Manor and her first priority is grabbing a bite of Bennett’s fortune for herself. Grace has to keep her greedy sister at bay and catch a killer before her new life comes crashing down around her.   (Goodreads)

 

 

32871199The newest member of Martha’s close-knit quilting circle has an eye for couture. But when the designer’s fingerprints are found blanketing a crime scene, Martha must prove that he didn’t have a hand in homicide! 
 
Martha Rose is alarmed by the discovery of Dolleen Doyle’s dead body, especially when evidence suggests a fellow quilter committed the crime.  Set on clearing her pal, Martha searches for answers—but with ties to a convicted fraudster’s stolen millions and a secret office room, the victim’s past raises even more questions. As Martha inches towards the culprit, she learns that wrapping the case up—and living to baste another square—will be trickier than she ever imagined . . .Praise for Mary Marks and her Quilting Mysteries 
“Characters are brilliantly written in entertaining situations . . . Gone are the stereotypes of mature women expected to stay at home and knit quietly by the fire.” —RT Book Reviews on Gone but Knot Forgotten
 
“A pleasurable and satisfying addition to any quilting mystery fan’s reading list. Recommend to those who cannot get enough of Terri Thayer, Elizabeth Craig, or Earlene Fowler.” —Library Journal on Knot in My Backyard

(Goodreads)

35378346Dani Hedley is back in Innocence, California and happily reconnecting with the family & friends she’s missed for so long.  But there’s one person she could do without…

Her father has a new tenant and he simply rubs Dani the wrong way.  As a theatrical actor, it’s not surprising that he is a bit overdramatic and brash.  But there seems to be something else about him that doesn’t sit well with Dani.

So, when the actor is found dead in the middle of a play, Dani immediately begins to wonder who else may have had issues with him.  And, as she investigates, digging into the private lives of those around her, she realizes that narrowing the list down to just one culprit may be more difficult than she’d anticipated.  That is, until she finds a roll of film in the victim’s apartment and discovers that the killer’s motive may be right in front of her…in the Exposed Negatives!

Can Dani discover the truth and bring the killer to justice?

Find out in Exposed Negative, the 2nd story in Nancy McGovern’s newest cozy mystery series, “Shot & Framed”!

Nancy McGovern is also the author of the popular culinary cozy mystery series, “A Murder In Milburn” & “Slice of Paradise Cozy Mysteries”, featuring delicious recipes and even tastierwhodunits, as well as the witch-based paranormal cozy mystery series, “Bluebell Knopps Cozy Mysteries”.  Follow the link in ANY of Nancy’s books to join her mailing list and receive a FREE COZY MYSTERY just for signing up! (Goodreads)

 

 

35454203After Grace completes her last mystery, she’s hoping for some down time with her friends and enjoy some relaxation in the coastal town of Hemlock Cove. But things are anything but quiet when the town’s two warring families, the Mannings, and Kings, take their long-running feud to all new levels.

To make matters worse, there’s still a killer on the loose and hints of dark make wherever Grace turns. As Grace continues to stretch her magical abilities with her on-going training, she soon realizes that she’ll need every ounce of power that she can muster if she’s to rid Hemlock Cove of the dark magic, find the murderer, and bring peace to the feuding families.

A Peculiar Pursuit can be read as a standalone mystery but to learn more about the Angelo family and Hemlock Cove readers can start at book 1: A Mystic Murder. (Goodreads)

 

 

 

 

34865245The Lost Spaniel is the third novella in the Lost and Found Pets series. Alexandra Prescott opened Lost and Found Pets because she loves animals. Reuniting pet and owner is more than just a job.

When Alex’s mentor, Eddie Hill, calls about his lost Cocker Spaniel, Alex rushes to the rescue. They quickly track the dog to an abandoned construction site, but after bullets start flying, Alex realizes there’s more to this case than a missing dog.

Alex and Eddie have to dig into their pasts to find out who might want to harm them or their pets. The list of suspects grows long as Alex tries to solve the mystery of the lost Spaniel.  (Goodreads)

 

 

27064415Helen Evans returns in Susan McBride’s fourth River Road Mystery!

Spring has sprung, the river is rising, and when Luann Dupree, the head of River Bend’s Historical Society, vanishes into the night, everyone in town is convinced she’s run off with her Internet Romeo. But her lifelong friend, Sarah Biddle, is convinced Luann is the victim of foul play. No one believes her—not even her husband, the local sheriff, so she turns to Helen Evans for help.

As River Bend’s resident puzzle-solver, Helen’s tackled many a local mystery before. So she agrees to help Sarah, even though she’s not so sure herself that Luann is really in trouble. But as the town’s flood waters slowly recede, dead fish and muck aren’t the only things Helen finds. She begins to uncover town secrets, false identities…and the very real chance that Luann might not be discovered alive…

“Packed with small town charm!”—Denise Swanson (Goodreads)

32451966As fashion maven Cookie Chanel tracks a murderer at the Kentucky Derby, all bets are off

When Cookie Chanel lands a dream assignment of providing vintage hats for a high-society Kentucky Derby party, she’s brimming with excitement. Leaving her mother and best friend to mind the store at It’s Vintage Y’All, Cookie packs up her psychic cat and races to Kentucky. But before she can hang her hat, her enthusiasm is dampened when the rider of the potential Derby-winning horse is put out to pasture. Now she’s saddled with the jockey’s ghost, who insists she find his killer. With suspects ranging from an odds-on favorite to a dark horse, Cookie may just find herself in a dead heat before the photo finish…

Don’t Miss Cookie Chanel’s Fashion Tips

Praise for the Haunted Vintage Mysteries

“A delightful protagonist, intriguing twists, and a fashionista ghost combine in a hauntingly fun tale.” —Carolyn Hart

“Snappy dialogue and well-drawn characters in a lovely small town setting.” —Jenn McKinlay 

“An appealing protagonist who is as sweet as a Southern accent . . . The designer name-dropping and shopping tips add allure for shopaholics.” – Library Journal  (Goodreads)

35409781There’s nothing like family during the holidays… unless one of those family members is in jail, and you’re the cop who was responsible for putting him there.
Police Chief Aggie Malone is facing her first Christmas as a married woman, and hoping for a relatively uneventful holiday in the quiet Gulf Coast community of Dogleg Island where she, along with her perspicacious border collie Flash, is in charge of keeping the peace. She is still trying to find her place in the big, boisterous Grady family, but unlike Flash—and her own husband, Deputy Sheriff Ryan Grady—Aggie does not see the appeal of the holiday, and the magic of the season is completely lost on her.
The old-fashioned Christmas Grady has planned for his bride begins to unravel when Aggie’s investigation into a homicide hit-and-run leads to the arrest of her own brother-in-law and exposes a crime syndicate that’s responsible for spreading millions in counterfeit bills throughout the southeast. A police informant turns up dead, and evidence suggests his murder may be the result of corruption at the highest levels of law enforcement.
Flash, who is an expert at putting things together, understands that all these pieces of the puzzle are related, and with Aggie’s help they’ll soon be able to see the big picture. But not even Flash can foresee the demons their search for the truth will unearth. When the shadows from the past reach forward to cloud their future, Aggie, Grady, and Flash find the limits of their loyalty tested, even as they discover the lengths to which they will go to protect the ones they love.   (Goodreads)

 

 

35388771Ellie Rocca tapped the best party-planning company in the state, Luxe, for her mother’s seventy-fifth birthday party, and she’s not disappointed. The food is perfect, the wine and beer are flowing freely, and all the guests are having a wonderful time. In fact, everything is going along just perfectly until one of the guests turns up dead, strangled with her own scarf.

Ellie’s police detective boyfriend, Sam, is at the party, so he’s off the case. Ellie doesn’t have much faith is the two officers in charge, and neither does Enza Biondi, the co-owner of Luxe ,who discovered the body. Ellie may have sworn off snooping, but Enza’s curiosity is peaked, and she keeps drawing Ellie deeper and deeper. Just when the two of them think they’ve got the whole thing figured out, new and more chilling facts come to light, and Ellie discovers the real killer is much closer to home than she ever imagined.

This is the sixth and final novella in the Mt. Abrams Mystery Series. 29K words long.  (Goodreads)

 

 

 

34874629Private Investigators Liz Talbot and Nate Andrews have worked their share of domestic cases. So when Tammy Sue Lyerly hires them to find out what her husband is hiding, they expect to find something looney but harmless. After all, this is the guy who claims to have been a DEA agent, a champion bull rider, and a NASCAR driver. But when he turns up dead the morning after Liz and Nate deliver the incriminating photos, Tammy is the prime suspect.

Questioning the truth of Zeke Lyerly’s tall-tales, Liz and Nate race to uncover small town scandals, long buried secrets, and the victim’s tumultuous past to keep Tammy Sue out of jail and the case from going up in flames.

“The authentically Southern Boyer writes with heart, insight, and a deep understanding of human nature.” – Hank Phillippi Ryan, Agatha Award-Winning Author of What You See

“Susan M. Boyer gets it. And by ‘it,’ I mean ‘the Southern voice.’ And by that I do not mean she throws ‘Y’all’ into every other line of her dialogue. I mean she understands deep down how Southern people talk and can replicate the cadence and music of that speech on the page as delicately as a master chef adding a last pinch of sea salt to a batch of Hollandaise sauce.” – CriminalElement.com

Related subjects include: women sleuths, private investigator mystery series, cozy mysteries, murder mysteries, whodunit mysteries (whodunnit), book club recommendations, Southern fiction, Southern humor, Southern living.

Books in the Liz Talbot Mystery Series:

LOWCOUNTRY BOIL (#1)
LOWCOUNTRY BOMBSHELL (#2)
LOWCOUNTRY BONEYARD (#3)
LOWCOUNTRY BORDELLO (#4)
LOWCOUNTRY BOOK CLUB (#5)
LOWCOUNTRY BONFIRE (#6)

Part of the Henery Press Mystery Series Collection, if you like one, you’ll probably like them all…   (Goodreads)

 

 

Review of Death Threads

 

Death Threads
A Southern Sewing Circle, Book #2
Elizabeth Lynn Casey
5 Stars

Death Threads (Southern Sewing Circle Mystery Book 2) by [Casey, Elizabeth Lynn]Synopsis:

The Southern Sewing Circle mystery series continues.

Yankee librarian Tori Sinclair is basking in the warmth of her new circle of friends from South Carolina’s Sweet Briar Ladies Society sewing circle. That is until local author Colby Calhoun reveals an unflattering secret about the town’s historic past-and then disappears, leaving a bloody trail behind him. And when Tori begins to see a pattern of the townsfolk’s age-old Southern pride standing in the way of justice, she knows it’s time to unravel the mystery. (Goodreads)

Review:

The characters are well developed, well rounded and three dimensional. Tori and her group of sewing friends each have unique personalities and it is fun to listen to conversations that they have. I think my favorites of the group are Margaret Louise and Leona. Margaret Louise is the grandmother that we all wished we had (and some of us did). Leona, her twin, is always trying to flirt and be noticed by eligible men. They could not be more different, but you can tell that they love each other greatly. They are a great group of women to visit and hang out with.

The mystery in this book is not a murder, but rather a disappearance, that may have led to murder. It was refreshing that no one happened upon a dead body. I mean, how many dead bodies can show up in any given town? There were enough clues to sift through and red herrings thrown in that is was near impossible to figure out who the culprit was. And I will say, I had no idea who had done the deed, they were not even on my radar.

The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read. The author creates a small town setting that seems realistic and inviting. The town folks are nosy, caring and honest to a fault. Although at times they have trouble handling the truth, they usually come around.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery. I am taking my time reading this series and I am enjoying it very much.

 

Review of Shattered Sanctuary

 

Shattered Sanctuary

Cold Springs Mysteries, Book #1

Sara Caudell

5 Stars

27395654Synopsis:

No good deed goes unpunished.

In a remote Colorado ranching community, a horse trainer and a rancher provide women with sanctuary. All is well — until the center for abused women headquartered in Texas is burglarized and a powerful legislator starts looking for his wayward daughter. But this is only the beginning of the problems.  (Goodreads)

 

Review:

There was a list of characters at the beginning of the book and it was very helpful in allowing me to keep the characters straight in my mind.  The characters were well developed and well rounded.  

They are all tough people with a strong sense of right and wrong.  They will go above and beyond to protect those that need protecting.  

The author took a very serious topic and wrote about it with a sense of hope.  The fact that there are people to help the abused, offering them a way out, providing shelter, counseling, medical care and even relocation, if needed, shows that there are still good people in the world.  

The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and through much of the book, I felt like I was right there, watching all of the action taking place.  She is also very good at creating suspense with just the written word.  I found myself swiping pages as fast as I could, wanting to see what would happen next.   

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys suspense cozies.  This is the first book in the series, which means there are more books in the series to enjoy.

 

New Releases For The Week Of June 18th, 2017–Part 3

 

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of June 18th, 2017.  Since there were so many books this week, I am going to divide them between three days. Here is the third and final day of my list.  Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.

 

32075859The acclaimed, award-winning, bestselling author of The Cartel—voted one of the Best Books of the Year by more than sixty publications, including the New York Times—makes his William Morrow debut with a cinematic epic as explosive, powerful, and unforgettable as Mystic River and The Wire.

Our ends know our beginnings, but the reverse isn’t true . . .

All Denny Malone wants is to be a good cop.

He is “the King of Manhattan North,” a highly decorated NYPD detective sergeant and the real leader of “Da Force.” Malone and his crew are the smartest, the toughest, the quickest, the bravest, and the baddest, an elite special unit given carte blanche to fight gangs, drugs, and guns. Every day and every night for the eighteen years he’s spent on the Job, Malone has served on the front lines, witnessing the hurt, the dead, the victims, the perps. He’s done whatever it takes to serve and protect in a city built by ambition and corruption, where no one is clean—including Malone himself.

What only a few know is that Denny Malone is dirty: he and his partners have stolen millions of dollars in drugs and cash in the wake of the biggest heroin bust in the city’s history. Now Malone is caught in a trap and being squeezed by the Feds, and he must walk the thin line between betraying his brothers and partners, the Job, his family, and the woman he loves, trying to survive, body and soul, while the city teeters on the brink of a racial conflagration that could destroy them all.

This is the great cop novel of our time and a book only Don Winslow could write: a haunting story of greed and violence, inequality and race, crime and injustice, retribution and redemption that reveals the seemingly insurmountable tensions between the police and the diverse citizens they serve. A searing portrait of a city on the edge and of a courageous, heroic, and deeply flawed man who stands at the edge of its abyss, The Force is a masterpiece of urban realism full of shocking and surprising twists, leavened by flashes of dark humor, a morally complex and utterly riveting dissection of modern American society and the controversial issues confronting us today.  (Goodreads)

 

 

 

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Something borrowed, something blue, Olivia’s a bridezilla, and Andrew’s pretty scared too…

Olivia is on the warpath of wedding planning. She’s ticking off her tasks rapid fire: flowers, food, and fireworks; all are checked off just in time for Andrew to get hit writing a big check of his own. He’s beginning to get suspicious of her motives, since his blushing bride has gone from dragging her feet on a proposal, to suddenly running down the aisle.

Olivia doesn’t want to admit that she’s trying to get hitched before her cold feet get the best of her. Instead she leans heavily on her super strict wedding planner, Lacy McBride, to keep her eye on the prize. But when Olivia stumbles upon Lacy dead in the middle of a mock reception table, cake fork in hand, she feels her safety net evaporating.

Now, Olivia must shift her attention from planning the event to solving the crime to clear her name. Not because she’s a suspect, but because of “The Bride’s Curse”—an old jinx that dooms any bride not marrying for love, and their planner! No wedding planner in Lexingburg will work with Olivia until the crime’s origins are clear. However, the deeper she falls into Lacy’s mystery the more Olivia sees that wedding planning can be murder… (Goodreads)

A Walk on the Dead Side (Secret Seal Isle Mysteries Book 3) by [Quinn, Lucy]All Cookie James wanted was a romantic island picnic with her sexy handyman, Dylan Creed. What she got was a lobster trap full of drugs. As an ex-FBI agent, Cookie’s determined to hand the evidence off to local authorities and stay out of the fray. But when a package arrives with a gory warning, she has no choice but to call in her former partner, Hunter O’Neil and investigate the case.
Hunter’s arrival brings more than crime fighting expertise. He’d like his connection to Cookie to finally be more than professional. There’s no denying the sparks between them. Except with Dylan in the picture, Cookie’s realizing someone else might be lighting her fire. Unfortunately, her love life is going to have to wait. Between kidnappings, attempted murder, and stolen kisses, Cookie James has a case to solve.  (Amazon)

35153490“I confess: the whole mess was my fault—I never smelled her coming.”

Lord Tyee has the best nose in the business. It’s no mystery to him when five of his K9 pals disappear from a dog-walker’s van and it’s dead easy to sniff out the perp who fired that gun. But how to tell his partner, Pielle? She’s only human, with all that entails. What’s worse, she’s about to take a dangerous bull by the horns, venturing into the dark underbelly of the law courts without Lord Tyee at her side. That can’t happen–but can a lone wolf outwit his would-be captors in time to do battle at the side of his beloved Pack Leader?

Hot Dogs is the first in the Lord Tyee Mysteries, written by wolf-hybrid Lord Tyee & ably assisted by his amanuensis and producer, Kaimana Wolff.  (Goodreads)

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It’s Halloween in Nithercott and it seems the villagers are either ‘undead’ – or soon to be dead…
Tara Trott’s Bed and Breakfast business venture is proving to be deadly. Tara arranges a murder mystery meal for her first official guests but before the meal is digested, the ‘Death by chocolate’ pudding claims the first victim. The murderer seems to be sticking to the script – and Tara wrote it.
Tara soon finds herself in grave danger – will she be found in time?  (Goodreads)

Justice is Served: 4 Exciting Short Reads (Hunt for Justice Series) by [Capri, Diane]Exciting Short Read Collection! Judge Willa Carson returns in these chilling, clever stories from New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Diane Capri!

“Full of thrills and tension – but smart and human too.”
Lee Child, #1 World Wide Bestselling Author of Jack Reacher Thrillers

SHORT READS HUNT FOR JUSTICE THRILLER SERIES COLLECTION

“Intricate and Ingenious. Make some coffee. You’ll read all night.” — Lee Child

Includes the USA Today Bestselling Cold Justice!

THIS COLLECTION CONTAINS 4 #1 Bestselling Short Reads and Bonuses:

Cold Justice
False Justice
Fair Justice
True Justice
Bonuses: Two Diane Capri Essays about the Hunt for Justice Series

Cold Justice – Everyone needs a vacation, even hardworking, crime-fighting Federal Judges. Looking forward to a quiet week of stunning winter scenery, roaring fires, and warm companionship, Judge Willa Carson and her husband George head north to Pleasant Harbor, Michigan – and slam into murder. A car stranded in the road. A corpse slumped in the front seat. A gunshot wound to left temple. The scene is surreal, the execution ruthless, the victim far from innocent. Local authorities want this case put away fast because it’s bad for their tourism business. Willa sees what the cops don’t, and she is not about to play along to get along.

False Justice – Judge Willa Carson’s friend Ursula Westfield is living the good life. Her career as a broadcast journalist is on fire, she finally found a good man to come home to, and her new Manhattan apartment is the stuff of dreams. When a stranger sends her a chilling but cryptic email about a newly nominated Judge in her hometown, she knows she should ignore it. Secret sources armed with conspiracy theories were nothing but trouble. Still, she can’t seem to shake the feeling that there’s something amiss about Judge Aaron Michaels. Driven by an insatiable quest for truth and a desire to do the right thing, she heads back to Tampa and comes face-to-face with a killer.

Fair Justice – When a young reporter assigned to cover Judge Willa Carson’s courtroom for the local television station is sent on a fact-finding mission, he never expects to find a body. Residents of a small Florida town are suffering from a strange, debilitating illness. A whistleblower claims the local carpet mill is engaged in dumping toxic chemicals into the water supply. Uncovering the truth may cost the reporter his life, unless Willa Carson can save him.

True Justice – Ginny Richards has a great new job working for wickedly smart Federal Judge Willa Carson, and she couldn’t be happier. After a rough patch and an ugly break up, she’s finally making new friends and her career in on the upswing. But when she invites her new workmates to see her moonlighting as a jazz singer at a local club, she never expects that a night of music and merriment will end in murder.

US and UK Author Diane Capri:
New York Times Bestseller
USA Today Bestseller
#1 Thriller
#1 Mystery
#1 Hard-boiled Mystery
#1 Police Procedural
#1 Vigilante Justice
#1 Conspiracy Thriller
#1 Women Sleuth’s Mystery
#1 Legal Thriller
#1 Anthology
and more!

Grab your copy now and start reading today!  ( (Amazon)

31522138The irrepressibly charming duo of Emerson Knight and Riley Moon returns in another gripping mystery by #1 New York Times bestselling author Janet Evanovich.

Buddhist monk Wayan Bagus lost his island of solitude and wants to get it back. The island was about two hundred miles northeast of Samoa. It had a mountain, beaches, a rain forest, and a volcano. And now it’s gone. Poof! Vanished without a trace.

Brilliant and boyishly charming Emerson Knight likes nothing better than solving an unsolvable, improbable mystery. And finding a missing island is better than Christmas morning in the Knight household. When clues lead to a dark and sinister secret that is being guarded by the National Park Service, Emerson will need to assemble a crack team for help. Since a crack team isn’t available, he enlists Riley Moon and his cousin Vernon. Riley Moon has a Harvard business degree and can shoot the eyes out of a grasshopper at fifty feet, but she can’t figure out how to escape the vortex of Emerson Knight’s odd life. Vernon has been Emerson’s loyal and enthusiastic partner in crime since childhood. He now lives in an RV behind Emerson’s house.

Together, this ragtag, mismatched trio will embark on a worldwide investigation that will expose a conspiracy one hundred years in the making. (Goodreads)

 

New Releases For The Week Of June 18th, 2017–Part 2

 

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of June 18th, 2017.  Since there were so many books this week, I am going to divide them between three days. Here is the second day of my list.  Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.

 

Rabbit and the Mysteriously Missing Daughter (Rabbit Stories Book 2) by [Cutter, Leah ]When a master thief hires Rabbit to first write, then illegally file his will, Rabbit believes he understands all the tricky parts of this latest case.

Until the thief insists on Rabbit’s help to actually find the missing daughter.

Besides avoiding all the street guards, as well as breaking into the census bureau, what else could possibly go wrong?

This mystery takes place during the Tang dynasty, in China. It was first published in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine.

If you love light mysteries with a lot of character and voice, you’ll love all the Rabbit stories!

Be sure to read the other Rabbit stories:

The Curious Case of Rabbit and the Temple Goddess
The Strange Mystery of Rabbit and the Stolen Song
Rabbit, The Dastardly Thief, and the Disappearing Dragon  (Amazon)

35441530Mimi Goldman is back—on a missing-persons case that becomes the third page-turning Chautauqua murder mystery novel from award-winning New York Post headline writer Deb Pines.

This time, the lovable Chautauquan Daily reporter, NYC expat and single mom is asked to find Jenny Van Alstine, a beautiful feminist artist, who has disappeared from Chautauqua.

Instead, Mimi finds a surprising number of Jenn-emies: haters, lovers, secret-keepers—and one killer determined to stop Mimi before she stops them.

BESIDE STILL WATERS, the 2017 addition to an Agatha Christie-like mystery series, offers page-turning suspense. Romance. And the unforgettable setting of Chautauqua, NY, a quirky churchy historic lakeside summer arts community that in 1874 launched an adult-education movement Teddy Roosevelt called the “most American thing in America.”

Praise for Pines’ 2013 debut IN THE SHADOW OF DEATH:
“If you enjoy an old-fashioned whodunit, it’s perfect.”
Jamestown (N.Y.) Post-Journal

Praise for Pines’ 2015 DELIVER US FROM EVIL:

“An enjoyable, agreeably paced reading experience with solid character development and numerous plot twists” from a “mystery author whose pleasure in her characters remains evident and welcome.”
Kirkus Reviews   (Goodreads)

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***THE CASE OF THE INVISIBLE SOULS SYNOPSIS***
With Christmas a few weeks away and happy these last few months had been quiet, Jarvis Mann decides to take on an interesting case. A homeless veteran knocks on his door with a story of how several of his homeless companions have been bribed and taxied away never to return. Taking pause to the man’s story at first, Jarvis digs deeper learning of plans to clear out the homeless. When the man is attacked, and seriously injured, Jarvis goes undercover, learning more about life on the streets than he ever knew, becoming one of the Invisible Souls in search of an answer.  (Goodreads)
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Who killed Horace Q. Ogilvie, owner of Elmwood’s radio station and the most hated man in town? Crystal Cropper, editor of the Elmwood Gazette, needs to solve the mystery—pronto! Horace turned up dead just moments before he planned to ruin yet another Elmwood luminary with a vindictive radio editorial. The good news? Horace left a list of future VIP targets, so the police have plenty of suspects. The bad news? Crystal’s name is at the top!  (Goodreads)

 

 

35075309From USA Today bestselling authors Gin Jones and Elizabeth Ashby comes a brand new mystery…

It’s Independence Day weekend, and Maria Dolores, the descendant of Danger Cove’s first lighthouse keeper, is the new manager of the Lighthouse Farmers’ Market. While she may be a bit uncertain about her career change—trading financial planning for flower stalls and farm fresh produce—she’s still determined to get the market into shape and onto one of the region’s “best of” lists.

From the very beginning, though, events conspire against her. Her mentor and attractive local farmer, Merle Curtis, fails to show up to introduce her to the vendors, the stalls are all in the wrong place, and an earthquake shakes up everyone in the market! In its aftermath, Maria realizes the flower vendor is more than shaken up… she’s dead. Maria suddenly finds herself embroiled in a small town mystery that’s got everyone on edge. Will it all lead to the end of Maria’s new career? Or worse yet… her life?

The Danger Cove books:
Secret of the Painted Lady (a Danger Cove Renovation Mystery)
Murder and Mai Tais (a Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery)
Death by Scones (a Danger Cove Bakery Mystery)
Four-Patch of Trouble (a Danger Cove Quilting Mystery)
Deadly Dye and a Soy Chai (a Danger Cove Hair Salon Mystery)
Killer Closet Case (a Danger Cove B Mystery)
Tree of Life and Death (a Danger Cove Quilting Mystery)
A Killing in the Market (a Danger Cove Farmers’ Market short story in the “Killer Beach Reads” collection)
Killer Colada (a Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery)
Passion, Poison Puppy Dogs (a Danger Cove Pet Sitter Mystery)
A Novel Death (a Danger Cove Bookshop Mystery)
Robbing Peter to Kill Paul (a Danger Cove Quilting Mystery)
Sinister Snickerdoodles (a Danger Cove Bakery Mystery)
Hurricanes and Heroes (a Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery)
A Death in the Flower Garden (a Danger Cove Famers’ Market Mystery)

About Danger Cove:
Danger Cove is a sleepy little town in the Pacific Northwest and home to renowned mystery novelist, Elizabeth Ashby. While Elizabeth swears the stories she writes are fiction, you can find the inspiration for her murderous tales all over Danger Cove…from the intriguing cast of local characters to the places to eat, play, and explore in Danger Cove. Don’t let our name fool you—we’re the friendliest (even if deadliest) town in the Pacific Northwest!  (Goodreads)

 

 

 

 

 

 

34203415Following a string of successful performances, the Moscardi Circus is traveling by train to Newcastle for their next show. Yet a collision on the track with a couple of sleepers causes pandemonium: passengers thrown about and animals escaping into the night. When the body of a woman is discovered in nearby woodland, Inspector Colbeck is desperate to lend assistance, believing the two incidents might be connected. Who is the nameless woman and who is targeting the Moscardi’s Magnificent Circus?  (Goodreads)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

35385679In the brand-new Vintage Kitchen Mystery from the author of White Colander Crime, someone with an old grudge decides it’s time to bury the hatchet . . .

“Smartly written and successfully plotted, the debut of this new cozy series . . . exudes authenticity.” —Library Journal on A Deadly Grind

Vintage cookware and cookbook collector Jaymie Leighton has agreed to help her sister clear out the house of a deceased older neighbor, and she’s thrilled at the prospect of discovering antique kitchenware and other treasures—until she opens a vintage trunk in the cellar and finds the remains of a teenage girl with a cleaver buried in her skull. When the body of a second girl is found just days later in a nearby river, the clues all indicate that the crimes are connected—and that the culprit’s motives are hidden in the past.

Jaymie just wants to cut and run, but the victims were both high school classmates of her sister when they disappeared, and that makes Jaymie the perfect person to help the local police investigate the killings. As she dredges up old memories and even older rivalries and jealousies, her list of suspects grows. But Jaymie knows she’ll have to whittle it down to just one, and fast, because someone has decided to cut their ties to Jaymie—in the most fatal of ways . . .

Includes a vintage recipe!

Praise for the Vintage Kitchen Mysteries:

“All the right ingredients . . . Small-town setting, kitchen antiques . . . and a bowlful of mystery. A perfect recipe.” —New York Times bestselling author Susan Wittig Albert

“[A] charming new series.” —New York Times bestselling author Sheila Connolly

“A chilling whodunit.” —Richmond Times-Dispatch

“Well-plotted with several unexpected twists and more developed characters.” —The Mystery Reader

“Jaymie is a great character . . . She is inquisitive and full of surprises!” —Debbie’s Book Bag

About the Author:

Victoria Hamilton is the pseudonym of nationally bestselling romance author Donna Lea Simpson. In addition to the Vintage Kitchen Mystery series, she also writes the Merry Muffin Mystery series and blogs at Killer Characters. Visit her website at victoriahamiltonmysteries.com.  (Goodreads)

 

 

Beach Reads

                  Welcome to the Three Amigos Summer Reading Club.

 

 

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For the first week we choose “Books By The Beach” as our theme.   My pick for this week is Murder Hooks A Mermaid by Christy Fifield.  This is the second book in this awesome series.  I have read the whole series and I have loved all of them.
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Nestled in Keyhole Bay, Florida, Glory Martine’s souvenir shop, Southern Treasures, is supposed to trap tourists—not ghosts. But a possessed parrot may be just what Glory needs to solve a murder…

Inheriting her great-uncle Louis’s bayside souvenir shop should have been a breeze for Glory. Instead it’s been one headache after another—with a lot of them generated by Bluebeard, a parrot with a mouth like a sailor and a personality a lot like her late great-uncle. But Glory’s troubles pale in comparison to those of her best friend Karen, whose ex may still have the personalized key chain to her heart, but whose brother-in-law is about to get locked up.

A diver has been found with a gaff hook in his chest, and Karen turns to Glory to help get her brother-in-law off the hook for his murder. But casting the net for the real killer won’t be easy. Glory and Bluebeard are about to find out that the secrets in Keyhole Bay run deeper than anyone ever imagined… (Goodreads)

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So grab something to drink and eat, grab a copy of this book, relax and enjoy you’re beach time, even if it’s in your easy chair at home.

 

Okay, enough about me.  Let’s check out what books my two amigos have picked for this weeks theme.

 

 

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To find out what book Karen chose, head over to her blog by following this link:

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And to see what book Lisa chose, head over to her blog by following this link:

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While you’re at their blogs, leave a comment and let us know what you think of our Summer Reading Club.  We would all love to hear from you.

 

 

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New Releases For The Week Of June 18th, 2017–Part 1

 

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of June 18th, 2017.  Since there were so many books this week, I am going to divide them between three days. Here is the first day of my list.  Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.

 

35176072The 6th book in the BESTSELLING Peridale Cafe Cozy Mystery series!

When a coffee shop opens in the village, Julia is surprised when her customers flock to the new business, leaving her café almost empty. A failed protest against the corporate chain store leaves Julia wondering if her café can survive, but she suddenly has bigger fish to fry when the owner of the coffee shop is poisoned, and she is framed for his murder.

As Julia attempts to clear her name, she is stopped in her tracks when an unwanted familiar face arrives in Peridale. Her past and present crash together, threatening to jeopardise her blossoming relationship with Barker. Julia’s history is back to haunt her, and she is forced to deal with the consequences of her actions before it is too late. Somebody is trying to frame Julia for her rival’s murder, but can she juggle her most challenging case yet with her complicated love life before she loses more than just her café?

Book 6 in the Peridale Cafe Cozy Mystery series! Can be read as a standalone but will be enjoyed more as part of the series. A light, cozy mystery read with a cat loving and cafe-owning amateur female sleuth, in a small village setting with quirky characters. Written in British English and 48,000 words long. No cliffhanger, swearing, gore or graphic scenes!  (Goodreads)

 

 

 

 

35156269When a body washes up on the shores of Willow Bay, Jason and Angela find themselves as the main suspects. After all, they did have a confrontation with the victim just the night before.

Deciding that she’s not going to sit around and wait to be arrested, Angela decides to take matters into her own hands and investigate the death herself. After all, it turns out she has a bit of a knack at investigation.

But with a myriad of suspects, Angela quickly finds that finding the murderer is far from easy. Add to that an investigation into animal smuggling, and Bee trying to stop Angela from adopting out the growing kittens, and Angela quickly finds that she’s got her hands full.

Will Angela be able to keep it together for long enough to find the murderer without ending up as the next victim?

Sleeping with the Fishes is the sixth book in the Willow Bay Witches series of paranormal cozy mysteries. It’s a full-length novel full of funny and sarcastic best friends, a touch of magic, a snarky talking cat and a little bit of romance.  (Goodreads)

 

 

 

An Unconventional Mr. Peadlebody by [Gardner, D.L.]Rockford Peadlebody dies in a train wreck while traveling with his family, (a rather dysfunctional lot of half-blood vampires) after a flood in Mississippi washes their home away. Once his brother Gerald, his wife Ginger, and son Raymond reach grandpa’s estate in Ohio, they are surprised by the news that grandaddy Benjamin Peadlebody has also died. They are now heirs to the infamous Peadlebody manor and all its peculiarities, including the butler, a reserved, tattooed, muscle-man named Richard Cottlebone,

It seems fishy to Gerald that two untimely deaths in the family happened within a week. Yes, Rockford’s demise was of his own doing, but Benjamin’s? Perhaps the butler, knows more than he’s letting on?

To prove himself worthy, since he failed to live up to old Benjamin’s standards when he was alive, Gerald goes about to unravel the thread of Papa’s death. No help comes from Ginger. She’s too busy trying to un-vampire herself. And Raymond is in love, but not with his relatives. Gerald soon discovers solving a murder mystery meets with a stone cold reception.  (Amazon)

35388759THE WAIT IS OVER…NORA NEWBERRY IS BACK!

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* INCLUDES A DELICIOUS RECIPE FOR MAC & CHEESE WITH A SWEET & SPICY TWIST!

NOTE: This is a Novella-Length Installment of the popular series.

It’s time for the town of Milburn’s annual gala and Nora is honored to have been asked to cater the event.  But, while she certainly expected an exciting time, the last thing she anticipated was for the evening to end in murder!  Ironically, it’s the local psychic, Rosemary Worth, who’s been killed…despite not having seen any sign of the impending danger.

Shockingly, the killer appears to be Nora’s sweet, old landlady, Mrs. Mullally.  And, after being found at the scene of the crime with blood on her hands, it seems to be an open & shut case against her.  But, despite the mounting evidence against her, Nora is convinced she’s innocent and will do everything in her power to find the real culprit before he or she strikes again…

Can Mrs. Mullally actually be the murderer?  If so, why would she want to kill the psychic?  If it wasn’t her, who was it?  And is anyone else in danger?

Find out in Death Of A Psychic, a special novella-length installment of Nancy McGovern’s popular series, “A Murder In Milburn”!

Don’t forget to check out the rest of Nancy McGovern’s books & series on her Amazon Author Page (AuthorNancyMcG)!  Follow her there for updates on her future releases and be sure to join her mailing list to receive a FREE PREQUEL to the “Murder In Milburn” series!  You can sign up using the link inside any of her books!  (Goodreads)

Beyond the Pale (A Della Arthur 1940s Murder Mystery Book 2) by [Parrott, Gwen]

 

A young girl goes missing from home, and a woman is found murdered. Are the two connected?

1947. Della Arthur is shocked when someone she trusts is accused of murder. Can she prove his innocence before it is too late? Della gets help from a surprising quarter, as she uncovers the lies, jealousies and secret scandals of a small Welsh community.

A gripping murder mystery in the tradition of the golden age of crime fiction. With a fascinating cast of characters and an evocative atmosphere, Beyond the Pale paints a vivid picture of post-war life.

(Amazon)

31390702Las Vegas cocktail waitress Violetta Graves sees ghosts, whether she wants to or not. After accidentally solving a cold case that helped homicide detective (AKA her boyfriend), Matt Stone, arrest a serial killer, Vie wants a break from otherworldly woes. Besides, her younger sister, Dee, needs Vie’s support as she navigates through a painful divorce.

Matt offers a welcome distraction: He invites the women to participate in a mystery murder dinner. Vie practically drags Dee to the event determined to keep her sister’s mind off her asshat husband. But what’s supposed to be a fun night of solving of a fake murder turns into a real homicide case. And of course, Vie sees the dead guy who—big surprise—asks for her help.

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A murder, a wedding, and a teenager in danger, all collide in this fast paced mystery set on magical Madrona Island. Cait is in a terrible accident resulting in a temporary loss of memory. She can remember the events leading up to the accident but cannot remember what occurred or how she came to be on a remote part of the island in the middle of the night. When she finds a dead body on the road which is there one minute and the gone the next she decides she must be losing her mind. Cait sets out to piece together the events surrounding the accident while Cody agrees to watch out for a teenager on the run in this fast paced cozy mystery.  (Goodreads)