Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of January 29th, 2017. Since there were so many this week, I am going to divide them between today and tomorrow. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.
The truth always comes with a price…
Former lawyer Nicole Fitzhenry-Dawes has finally settled in to her new home in Fair Haven, and her first maple syrup season is upon them. It’s not going as smoothly as she’d hoped.
Their sap lines keep springing leaks, and as if that wasn’t enough, Nicole finds their groom-mechanic, Noah, apparently trampled in one of the horse stalls.
Fair Haven’s interim police chief is ready to declare it an accident, but Nicole believes otherwise. With Noah in a coma, she’s determined to figure out who wanted to kill him before the perpetrator can return and finish the job.
But whoever attempted to kill Noah has other ideas and is willing to do whatever it takes to stop Nicole from discovering the truth-even destroy Sugarwood and the man Nicole loves.
Almost Sleighed is the third book in Emily James’ Maple Syrup Mysteries. If you love small-town settings, quirky characters, and a dollop of romance, then you’ll want to buy this amateur sleuth mystery series today! (Goodreads)
Vacations are supposed to be relaxing right? That’s what Vinnie Esposito thinks, until she spies a dead mobster bobbing in the water at her feet while she’s sipping her morning coffee.
All Vinnie Esposito wants is a leisurely get-away on Block Island with her best friend Lola Trapezi. Lola has been going through a rough time since she found out that she isn’t a real Trapezi, but the product of an illicit affair between her mother and a notorious mobster.
Vinnie is determined to support her friend no matter what, but when Vinnie stumbles across more dead mob guys, not even her ex-boyfriend, State Trooper Marcus Richmond, nor her friend, FBI Agent Aaron Grant, can keep her out of the hot seat with the Block Island authorities. And when Lola’s mobster-father shows up, everything goes from bad to deadly. Can Vinnie get off the island unscathed, or will she end up deader than dead? (Goodreads)
Angela’s not out of the woods yet…
When a woman is found dead in the forest outside Willow Bay, apparently attacked by a bear, local veterinarian – and witch – Angela Martin is asked for her expertise. By all accounts the woman looks like a bear attack victim, but Angela just knows something feels off.
Unfortunately, when the woman’s death is declared accidental, Angela knows she’s the only person who can find the real killer and stop a murderer on the loose – and stop the newfound fear of bears that’s Willow Bay by storm.
Meanwhile, Angela’s been trying to avoid Matt Smith, who blames her for ruining his real estate deal, and what on earth is Bee up to, sneaking out of the house all the time?
When trouble comes to Willow Bay, things are never as simple as they seem…
A Grizzly Discovery is the fifth 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)
At the urgent request of an old school friend, Drew and Madeline Farthering come to Bloodworth Park Lodge in the midst of the Yorkshire moors, a place as moody and mysterious as a BrontE hero. There have been several worrisome incidents out on the moor–property destroyed, fires started, sheep and cattle scattered–and worst of all, the vicar has been found dead on the steps of the church.
Drew’s friend is obviously smitten with his bride of eight months, though it’s hard to imagine what she sees in the awkward man. Drew can’t help wondering if her affections lie more with the man’s money and estate, while her romantic interests focus on their fiery Welsh gamekeeper. As the danger grows ever closer, it’s up to Drew to look past his own prejudices, determine what is really going on, and find the killer before it’s too late. (Goodreads)
Pippa Worthy runs Moorehaven, the Oregon Coast’s quirkiest bed-and-breakfast and former home of world-famous mystery writer A. Raymond Moore. Guests come there to write their own crime novels. When a real-life murder takes a local’s life and washes a handsome boat pilot into her arms, Pippa is yanked into a deadly plot of her own. A tangle of secrets crashes past into present, and Pippa must uncover clues dating back to Seacrest’s Prohibition days, including a secret Moore himself hid from the world.
Juggling her book-writing guests, small-town intrigues, secret club agendas, and a possibly fatal attraction, Pippa must sort fact from fiction to know who to trust before a desperate killer claims a final revenge nearly a century in the making. (Goodreads)
From bestselling cozy mystery author Traci Andrighetti comes a boxed set of three laugh-out-loud mysteries featuring New Orleans’ private eye, Franki Amato! This boxed set includes the first three, full length novels in the bestselling Franki Amato Mysteries series, including:Limoncello Yellow (book #1)
Francesca “Franki” Amato is a tough-talking rookie cop in Austin, Texas—until an unfortunate 911 call involving her boyfriend, Vince, and a German female wrestler convinces her once and for all that she just isn’t cut out for a life on the police force. So Franki makes the snap decision to move to New Orleans to work at her friend Veronica’s detective agency, Private Chicks, Inc. But Franki’s hopes for a more stable life are soon dashed when Private Chicks is hired by the prime suspect in a murder case to find out what really happened to a beautiful young boutique manager who was found strangled to death with a cheap yellow scarf.
Prosecco Pink (book #2)
For Franki Amato, life in New Orleans is anything but “The Big Easy.” She’s the lead investigator in the murder of a gorgeous cosmetics CEO who was found lying dead in the master bedroom of a historic plantation home. Now the pressure is on Franki to figure out what a bottle of pink lip gloss and the legend of a pink diamond have to do with the bizarre killing…and a haunted plantation home.
Amaretto Amber (book #3)
For her thirtieth birthday, P.I. Franki Amato has to investigate a surreal strip club homicide—with her sixtyish ex-stripper landlady. to her troubles, she has to figure out what a missing amber pendant and a mysterious amaretto bottle have to do with the murder, not to mention why she’s being followed.
Franki Amato Mysteries:
Limoncello Yellow (book #1)
Prosecco Pink (book #2)
Rosolio Red (holiday short story)
Amaretto Amber (book #3) (Goodreads)
In 1905, the great Henry James arrives in Northampton, Massachusetts, to deliver a lecture to the local literati. He is feted in a grand style—and so is the Englishman impersonating him.
In the meantime, a vacationing Harry Reese has stumbled upon a body marinating in an abandoned canal bed. But rather than report the corpse, Harry decides to use it to distract his wife Emmie from her own literary ambitions. Then the body vanishes. Twice.
These two plots, each sufficiently ludicrous in its own right, coalesce to produce a truly remarkable book, one that dares to answer the age-old question: can a man drown in his blancmange?
For more information on the series, please visit: HarryReeseMysteries.com (Goodreads)
Deception, Lies, and Murder!
When veteran movie director Gilbert Payne returns to his home state to headline a film festival, Jamie Fisher and her mother are asked to cater the opening night appreciation dinner.
But celebration quickly turns to mourning when Gilbert is found dead. To make matters worse, Jamie’s father is the prime suspect.
Despite several warnings from a boisterous police detective, Jamie launches her own investigation and uncovers alarming details about her family. Will the Fishers crumble under the weight of their own dysfunction or will the shocking discoveries bring Jamie closer to identifying the real killer?
Sweet Deception is the first book in the Jamie Fisher Mystery Series. (Amazon)