Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of October 9th, 2016. Since there are so many releases this week, I will post half today and half tomorrow. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.
Everyone has secrets–ghosts are no exception…
Finding her body taken over by a ghost while entertaining a tempting (yet dangerous sounding) invitation from Rick Rowling–her boss–has Amanda Meyer, FBI special assistant and resident ghost whisperer for the Paranormal Cases Division, in a tailspin. Her drag-queen-guardian ghost is acting evenstranger than usual, a murder victim holds a clue to finding a stolen sculpture, and a parade of well-meaning family members might just set another murder in motion.
What’s the girl nicknamed Grim Reaper to do when a departed witness won’t fess up, and she finds herself (temporarily) cohabiting with her crazy, outrageous, yet irresistibly sexy boss? Everyone’s got secrets, but only the ghosts know whose will be revealed in this hilarious third romp in the Paranormal in Manhattan Mystery Series.
Paranormal in Manhattan Mystery:
Book 1-Wicked for Hire
Book 2-W is for Wicked
Book 3-Wicked Little Secret: Coming soon!
Each book is a standalone story and can be read in any order. (Goodreads)
Klarinda Snow is the innkeeper of a beautiful, historic bed and breakfast in Windy Pines, Idaho. Guests come to Mistletoe Manor to escape from their troubles while enjoying the scenic mountain town.
When all seven rooms of the inn get booked on a Tuesday night in December, Klarinda is excited about having so much business, but a little confused as well. After all, her inn normally isn’t exactly a destination hotspot.
The guests have barely settled in before strange things begin happening. Is this the most accident prone group of travelers ever, or is someone out for revenge? (Goodreads)
A ruthless food critic’s appearance in Legacy has all the local chefs on edge, not knowing whom she intends to skewer next. Donna and staff turn cartwheels to keep the reviewer happy. Her friend, Janice, who runs The Croaking Frog, begs her to spy on the critic.
A difficult guest has Donna call in the cavalry in the form of her mother. Now, that mom’s foot is in the door, she won’t leave and is determined to help Donna with the inn and her love life. The first thing they need to do is find the missing critic, right after their double date.
Join the characters from The Painted Lady Inn for a hilarious cozy mystery. Recipes are included. (Goodreads)
A light cosy-style mystery with an edge of humour, a sense of adventure, and a hint of romance…
CRIMINAL INTENT – Book 3 in the Campervan Bushman Mystery Series
From the moment Scott and his film crew arrive at a camp for young ex-offenders in Wales, they’re bumping into quarrelsome hot-heads and bullies.
But as Scott spends time teaching the students bush skills like trapping, foraging and fire-making, they seem captivated by his mysterious Aussie allure.
When a student is found unconscious in possession of stolen jewellery, and a visitor to the Camp dies seemingly by accident, the mood heightens. And as more strange goings-on ensue, it’s clear to Scott and his sidekick crewmates that something deeper and more sinister is afoot. But what exactly is going on and who is involved?
Join Scott and the crew for more mystery & adventure on the glorious Welsh coast… (Goodreads)
Always a witch, never a bride…A postcard-perfect village. A fairy-tale wedding…and a dead body?
In a town brimming with magic, the sight of a dead body does more than ruffle feathers. Especially for Belinda Bright, Fairyvale’s most sought-after wedding planner. This summer, she’s been tasked with planning “the” event of the year, which means one false move could ruin her business forever.
Unfortunately, when one of the bridesmaids turns up dead a few days before the wedding, Belinda inherits a whole new set of worries—not least of all the dark, handsome gentleman who says all the right things but shows up in all the wrong places.
As rumors fly, wedding jitters flourish, and whispers throughout the town grow louder, Belinda realizes that if she can’t find the murderer before the wedding bells chime, she’ll have a lot more to worry about than which side of the plate gets the soup spoon.
Can Belinda find her happily ever after, or will her fairy tale have a tragic ending?
This book is a full-length, paranormal cozy mystery with NO cliffhanger. It features magic, witches, and a hint of the supernatural…all in a fun little town called Fairyvale. It is a clean read with no swearing or sex. (Goodreads)
In a fashionably cozy short mystery novel, Paula Paul introduces a tenacious heroine who leaves big-city life behind and returns to picturesque Santa Fe, New Mexico—where murder lands on her doorstep.
Irene Seligman loves the warmth and beauty of her Southwest hometown, but only one thing could make her quit her prestigious job as an assistant district attorney in Manhattan to return there: the guilt applied by her demanding mother, Adelle. After Adelle’s most recent husband dies, leaving her with nothing, Irene decides to take a break from prosecuting criminals to move back to Santa Fe and open an upscale consignment store. With Irene’s determination and her mother’s eye for haute couture, they’re sure to make a killing.
But on the day of the grand opening, Irene discovers the body of one of Adelle’s friends in her storeroom. And although the intrigue causes business to boom, when someone else from Adelle’s social circle is murdered, Irene begins to suspect her mother might be in danger too. Ever the protective daughter, Irene investigates her mother’s friends, suspicious that they’re hiding more than designer clothes in their closets. But as she gets closer to uncovering some real skeletons, Irene might not live to regret coming home again. (Goodreads)
Dr. Iris Ballard’s glory days are behind her, so when Luke Hudson, her former FBI partner and onetime lover, asks for help constructing a psychological profile of an elusive serial killer who murders single mothers and dumps their bodies in the woods, Iris turns him away. She just wants to be left alone with her infomercials, her German Shepherd, and her vodka. That is, until she gets a peek at the case files.
The media has dubbed him “the Woodsman.” But after Iris learns the sickening details held back from the press, and as she sets foot onto the scene of his latest crime, she assembles a portrait of a more complicated, enigmatic, meticulous man. Control is his motivation. He thrives on it. Soon he even tries to manipulate the investigation by contacting Iris, hoping to rattle the woman he considers an intellectual equal.
The game is on. Iris thinks she has a read on her target, enough to push his buttons, to make him lose control. But when the Woodsman gains the upper hand, Iris faces the most painful reckoning of all—with her own violent past. (Goodreads)
From USA Today bestselling author Catherine Bruns comes the next sinfully delicious Cookies & Chance Mystery…
Just when things appear to be going well for baker and sometime sleuth, Sally Muccio, life turns up the heat again.
It’s summertime, and the living is easy for the Muccio clan. Sal’s wedding to her beloved fiancé is rapidly approaching, Mom’s won a beauty contest, and sister Gianna is now a licensed public defender. But when the bakery Sal’s worked so hard for goes up in smoke—along with her dreams!—she’s not sure how much more she can stand. Even worse, the man found dead in the bakery’s back room is none other than Gianna’s latest client, Bernardo Napoli.
The dough really hits the fan for Sal and Josie when they’re forced to temporarily relocate their bakery to the crazy Muccio home. Trouble is quickly stirred up as the best friend team must now contend with Sal’s father and his new mortuary business “undertakings,” a middle aged mother parading around customers in bikinis, and an Italian family hell bent on revenge. For Sal, several questions demand answers. Where has Gianna disappeared to? What role did she play in Bernardo’s death? What secret is Sal’s fiancé hiding from her? Sal is determined to find answers…before she gets burned once again! (Goodreads)