Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of November 13th, 2016. Since there are so many releases this week, I posted half yesterday and half today. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.
Former delivery driver Eli Carter has a new job hunting ghosts.
His boss, smooth-talking Khan Hart, assures him their first official case is an easy one. A slam dunk. A home run.
But the job doesn’t go according to plan. This poltergeist doesn’t play by the rules.
Note: This series was previously named “Ghost Hackers” under the pen name T. Paulin. (Goodreads)
Jennie Peterson welcomes you to the food-loving town of Greenville! The ideal cozy haven for all foodies to relax and indulge the many delicious creations the locals have to offer.Just be sure to avoid finding any dead bodies…
I wish someone would’ve told me that A WHOLE LOT sooner.
After being blindsided with finding my manager’s body stiffer
than frozen microwavable pizza, I had no clue that I would be thrown on the most dangerous ride of my life.
My ready-to-help best friend, Mandy, on my left and the sexy
new detective on my right, I was ready to shake up this little town and solve a
Did that sound believable?
Well, I’ll tell you that it’s true when people say ‘expect
Soon, I’ll be shown a new twist of the meaning
~Previously published as Topped with Murder. It is now NEW and IMPROVED with ADDED SCENES and RECIPES.~
•••••Contains: some harsh language, dialogue, sensuality, and violence.••••• (Goodreads)
Offered a chance to consult with his former employer, Duncan investigates the apparent suicide of an art dealer in Edinburgh. In a case right out of today’s headlines, he learns that the art business has its shady side. Professionally successful once again and engaged, he’s finally ready to move on to the next chapter of his life. However, the past has a way of haunting the Scottish detective, and things aren’t always as they seem. Explore Old Town and see if you can solve the case of the Siamese Suicides. This stand alone novel is book 6 in the Duncan Dewar Mystery Series. (Goodreads)
The fifth Midnight Louie mystery is “the best Louie adventure yet, full of intricate plotting and sharp characterization. And Louie? Nine lives wouldn’t be nearly enough for this dude,” says Publishers Weekly.
What dedicated romance reader wouldn’t die to meet a long-haired, bare-chested book cover icon like the legendary Fabio? Well, not if the would-be Incredible Hunk cover model candidate is stone-cold dead.
New York Times Notable Book of the Year author Carole Nelson Douglas takes her petite PR powerhouse Temple Barr into the world of purple prose, he-man poses and murder most muscular. Temple, seeking a vacation from her own conflicted romantic life, unexpectedly finds her aunt Kit among the pseudonymous romance writer suspects. Besides tracking a killer, high-heel addict Temple is also hunting a dazzling pair of Cinderella shoes with crystal black cats on them who look just like her feline partner, Midnight Louie.
JANET EVANOVICH calls feline PI Midnight Louie “the funniest, hairiest, hard-boiled detective on the planet.” The Prime Suspect finds the series “everything you might want in a mystery: glitzy Las Vegas, real characters, suspense, a tough puzzle, and…on top of it all, a fine sense of humor and some illuminating social commentary.”
“Las Vegas’s feline detective extraordinary returns… Louie is an irresistible combination of Nathan Detroit and Sam Spade. Plenty of interest here for a lengthy, fun-filled series.”—Mostly Murder
“If it’s murder, it must be Midnight Louie time! Carole Nelson Douglas’s cool dude feline detective pulls off some fancy footwork when he matches wits with a murderer…Written with stylish zest and irresistible panache, this clever tale operates on a multiplicity of levels.”—Melinda Helfer, RT Book Reviews 4½ stars (Amazon)
There’s big trouble in Paradise. Two world-famous celebrities just died at Colorado’s renowned Paradise Ranch.
Giselle Tanzer, a sweet, graceful, and beloved young actress, is cold to the touch. Detective Flint Harrington finds her body next to Chuckie Love’s in his bedroom suite. He was a vulgar and bombastic billionaire few will grieve.
Both were shot at close range, and it seems like an open and shut case. The evidence says Chuckie sexually assaulted Giselle. She grabbed his gun from a drawer in a nearby end table and fired one bullet into his heart. Then, horrified at what she’d done, she raised the pistol to her temple and pulled the trigger again.
But Flint soon realizes nothing in this case can be accepted at face value. (Amazon)
Kapellmeister Joseph Haydn would like nothing better than to show his principal violinist, Bartó Daboczi, the door. But with the Empress Maria Theresa’s visit scheduled in three weeks, Haydn can ill-afford to lose his surly virtuoso.
But when Bartó disappears—along with all the music composed for the imperial visit—the Kapellmeister is forced to don the role of Kapell-detective, or risk losing his job.
Before long Haydn’s search uncovers pieces of a disturbing puzzle. Bartó, it appears, is more than just a petty thief—and more dangerous. And what seemed like a minor musical mishap could modulate into a major political catastrophe unless Haydn can find his missing virtuoso. (Goodreads)
Hilldown Haven, a posh private care home, offers “luxurious accommodation for discerning seniors,” generating expectations of safety, help and respect for its elderly residents. The Doolally Gang turns those expectations upside down and inside out.
The Doolally Gang concludes the Odds Bodkins Mysteries trilogy. Set in the gently rolling beauty of South Devon, between the stark granite monoliths of Dartmoor and the undulating coast of the English Channel, these novels explore how honest, hard working and law-abiding people can commit heinous crimes.
In Fall of a Sparrow, the first novel in the trilogy, the prohibitive cost of housing and the difficulty young adults have in qualifying for a mortgage bring the villagers of Coombe Gilbert together to develop a plan of good intent that flames out of control, ending in desecration and mutilation. Chapel on the Moor reveals how children in the foster care system endure horrific abuse that culminates in murder and mutilation. The Doolally Gang invites its readers into a lavish care home for seniors, Hilldown Haven, a well-appointed former manor house on extensive grounds. Its residents are both venerable and vulnerable, in a domain that on the surface seems serene and beneficial until its heaving underside of greed and corruption reveals the frightening truth.
When 107-year old Philip Sinclair dies unexpectedly, his fellow centenarians in Hilldown Haven plot to avenge his death. Derided by the owner-managers, Conrad and Vanessa Addington, as a bunch of doolallies, they form themselves into the Doolally Gang, committed to killing Conrad first and possibly Vanessa.
The Addingtons are highly respected for their Special Patrons of Hilldown Society, a philanthropic endowment plan that enables wealthy residents in the main building to endow lifetime residencies in the smaller, darker coach house wing for homeless seniors. Linking the coach house wing to the rest of the house, is “the good room,” where unspeakable horrors occur.
Ashley Cort, an intern from the local community college who is completing her first qualification as a carer, discovers while cleaning Philip Sinclair’s room after his death that his gold Cartier watch has gone missing. Already distressed by the abusive conditions for seniors she has encountered in the coach house wing, she reports her concerns to her superiors, to no avail. She writes a letter to the editor of the local paper. Within hours of its publication, a note threatening her life is thrust through the mail slot in her cottage door.
Shaken, she takes the journal she has been keeping during the six weeks of her internship and gives it to her next-door neighbour, Karen Lawrence, a retired ex-pat Canadian and local author, asking her to take it to the police only in an emergency.
Despite her promise, Karen immediately makes an appointment to meet with DCI Bodkin. Bodkin, a fierce and fiery force for justice, is the ginger-haired detective at the core of this series. Almost four years earlier she had transferred to South Devon from Scotland Yard, a perverse career move she never explains. Bodkin and Karen have history. Karen had briefly been her first suspect three years ago in Fall of a Sparrow, primarily because she had discovered the grisly remains of a mutilated body. Then, a year and a half later, Karen was among a group of ramblers who discovered the limb of a missing social worker in the ruins of a remote chapel on Dartmoor. Karen had instantly disliked and mistrusted Cora Bodkin, seeing her as rude and blunt. Over the years, their relationship has very gradually warmed — a little.
Bodkin’s investigation uncovers a decade of corruption, fraud, abuse and murder. She struggles within a system where expedited death and assisted suicide are treated the same in criminal law. Ultimately, she makes a decision that she knows will end her career.
Criminal psychology blends with a rollicking good narrative to achieve imperfect (Amazon)