Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of November 20th, 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.
Science is about solving puzzles. Why should solving a murder be any different? Dr. Bree Watson (aka Gabriella Catherine Mayfield-Watson) is comfortable solving chemistry problems. She isn’t comfortable finding her boss dead and being a suspect in his poisoning. Now she’s juggling: A sexy marketing manager-who may, or may not-be a contract killer. A handsome lead detective whose interest goes beyond the case. The dead man’s cranky cat. A goose-chasing dog in hot water with an animal rights group. The search for the perfect cupcake recipe. And, of course, someone who wants her out of the picture. And she thought getting a Ph.D. was hard.” (Goodreads)
After the events of “A Pius Stand,” Sean A.P. Ryan has spent the last year in Italy, keeping his head down and his mouth shut. But now, he has been brought out of his exile for one big job: security at the world’s largest science fiction convention, WyvernCon. His mission? To keep the peace between two factions warring over the “coveted” Hubble Awards — the Tearful Puppies and the Puppy Punters. Even though Sean has a bad feeling about it, he takes the job, expecting a relatively quiet weekend.
Unfortunately, Sean soon learns that he has a bounty on his head. Every bounty hunter and mercenary within shouting distance of the internet is descending on the convention, each of them set on killing him. And his enemies list is long enough to cover half the free world, and most of the world still in chains.
If that wasn’t bad enough, the first casualties of the War of the Puppies happen at the convention. Could it have been one of the Puppies, who are all armed and dangerous? Or could it have been one of the Punters, who claim pacifist tendencies, and fanatical devotion to their cause?
With the bodies piling up, and the attacks becoming more frequent, Sean has to discover who wants him dead, and who the true Puppy killer is, before all of WyvernCon goes down in flames. (Amazon)
This is Book 2 in the Seagrass Sweets cozy mystery series.
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Ashley Adams is catering a charity golf outing for a nonprofit that is working to cure cancer. When a high profile researcher who was only a few months away from bringing a promising treatment to market is found dead on the golf course, the victim’s golf partner is charged.
When Ashley learns that the suspect is her friend Ryan’s Uncle Charlie, the two of them set out to find the real killer. Meanwhile Ashley’s business partner Patty LaFontaine is acting strange and distant towards her, making Ashley wonder what is amiss.
As Ashley and Ryan get deep into their investigation, they uncover secrets about their friends and family that shock them. Uncle Charlie is looking guiltier by the day – will they find the real killer and prove his innocence in time?
A perfect book for readers who like cozy mysteries with women sleuths and pets. If you enjoy reading cozy mystery authors such as Harper Lin, Hope Callaghan or Susan Gillard of the Donut Hole mysteries, you will want to check out this series. (Amazon)
First in a new series: A Mystic Pines Mystery by T.G.Hanson
Emily Rhodes, born into a wealthy upper class family, led a privileged life in California. When her parents died suddenly in a private plane crash, and an attempt was made on her own life, she saw no choice but to flee her family home. Knowing her adopted brother was somehow behind both accidents, she changed her identity and sought a new place to start her life over.
On a routine bus stop, she finds herself drawn to the strange little Texas town of Mystic Pines, on the edge of the Piney Woods Forest. A town founded by a small group of mystery authors and occupied by mystery readers. A town with street and shop names such as: Murderer’s Row, Psycho Lane and the Knife’s Edge Diner.
Six months later, Meg Stinner (AKA Emily Rhodes), has made a home for herself in the sleepy little town. With new friends, a new love interest, and two thriving businesses, she feels safe and content in her new life. Until, a dead body is found behind her diner and her life comes crashing down around her.
Convinced she has been discovered, she confides in her new best friend, and while trying to keep her past hidden, they attempt to solve the crime. (Goodreads)
Marianne Parmenter, fifty-something, single (at the moment), planned a retirement of an idyllic lifestyle living aboard a canal boat and exploring the back waters of England.
However, after mooring up in the picturesque village of Wyevale it seems that it’s not only her boat that seems to reluctant to move on.
In this book, Marianne Parmenter agrees to organise Wyevale’s Christmas Ball, she has no idea what she is letting herself in for. A tragic accident at the local girl’s school suddenly piques Marianne’s interest after the school’s chaplain disappears on an unscheduled vacation.
Marianne, unable to ignore the events begins to do some snooping and with the help of her two friends Deidre and Laura, are drawn into a series of events which will keep the reader enthralled until the final page.
Based around the sleepy canal-side village of Wyevale, Marianne once again provides an entertaining read for all cozy-mystery lovers. (Goodreads)
As this captivating cozy mystery series featuring real estate agent Sam Turner continues, a dream home turns into a crime scene when murder intrudes on an open house.
Thanks to a few sales and a self-help book on becoming a super-agent, Sam Turner is well on her way to becoming real estate royalty in Arlinda, her eccentric hometown on the Northern California coast. And after settling into her new house with her teenage son, she’s finally a homeowner, too. Sure, things aren’t perfect—for example, her sister still doesn’t know that Sam is dating her ex, police chief Bernie Aguilar—but perfect is boring. And Sam’s life is never boring.
When Sam’s boss, Everett Sweet, assigns her an open house in Arlinda’s most exclusive neighborhood, she brushes up on her super-agent tips, hoping to wow potential buyers. But there’s nothing in the manual about stumbling upon the owner’s dead body halfway through the tour. When suspicion falls on her boss, Sam and her co-workers are suddenly out of work, their real estate licenses suspended. Now, with her job on the line and a mortgage to pay, Sam will need every trick in the book to clear Everett’s name. (Goodreads)