Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of March 5th, 2017. Since there were so many this week, I divided it up among three days. This is day three of my list. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.
Megan Sawyer should be shouting from the barn roof. Washington Acres survived its first year, the cafe has become a hot spot for locals, and Winsome’s sexy Scottish veterinarian is making house calls-and not just for the animals! But as summer slips into fall and Winsome prepares for its grand Oktoberfest celebration, beer isn’t the only thing brewing. When the town pub’s owner is killed in a freak accident, Megan suspects something sinister is afoot in Winsome, but no one is listening. As nights grow longer and temperatures chill, Megan must plow through Winsome’s fixation with autumn festivities to harvest the truth, before another dead body marks the season. (Goodreads)
Event planner Jennifer “J.J.” Tanner is planning a cruise ship casino night–and she’s really going overboard. She even arranged for radio DJ Connor Mac and TV personality Miranda Myers to help the good times roll. But the party comes to a screeching halt when Miranda is found dead on the main deck…
With a boatload of suspects, the police focus in on J.J., who, though recently linked with Connor, never knew he was once engaged–to Miranda. With Half Moon Bay’s gossip mill running full tilt, J.J. turns to her fellow dinner club members to help fish for clues and keep herself out of hot water…
INCLUDES DELICIOUS RECIPES (Goodreads)
Jack Harker has never been happier, and even though he loves his mother and sister he’s not thrilled with their arrival. Things only get worse when Jack’s mother starts making demands, and the biggest one is that Jack cut his time in Shadow Lake short and return to southeastern Michigan.
Ivy’s good mood turns sour quickly despite Jack’s insistence that he has no intention of leaving. Despite the upheaval, Ivy does her best to get to know Jack’s family. Things spiral out of control when danger hits town … again.
When a local farmer is found dead on his property, Jack and Ivy find themselves embroiled in a dark mystery of epic proportions. The clues go back years and the suspect pool is unnaturally large given the number of workers on the farm.
Ivy is going to have her hands full. She has to charm Jack’s mother, find a murderer and keep herself safe. When the end comes, Ivy finds herself saddled with an unlikely ally while Jack is fighting a battle against time to reach the woman he loves before a killer can snuff out their happily ever after. (Goodreads)
Julia Lanchester’s perch is knocked askew when murder hits a little too close to home in this delightful cozy mystery.
Julia Lanchester is flying high. She’s nesting with her boyfriend, Michael Sedgwick, and she’s found her niche as manager of the tourist center in her picturesque British village. Thanks to all her hard work, visitors are up—way up. Her reward is an even more hectic schedule. Michael’s busy, too, traveling all over as the personal assistant to Julia’s father, celebrity ornithologist Rupert Lanchester. With precious little time together, Julia’s romantic weekend with Michael can’t come soon enough.
But the getaway is spoiled when Julia’s ex-husband is found murdered on her boss’s estate. And after a witness reports seeing Michael near the scene of the crime, the press descends, printing lies and wreaking havoc. To protect Julia, Michael vanishes into thin air, leaving her to pick up the slack on Rupert’s show and track down the real killer—even if it means putting herself in the flight path of a vicious predator. (Goodreads)
From the best-selling author of The Dog Stars and The Painter, a luminous, masterful novel of suspense–the story of Celine, an elegant, aristocratic private eye who specializes in reuniting families, trying to make amends for a loss in her own past.
Working out of her jewel box of an apartment at the base of the Brooklyn Bridge, Celine has made a career of tracking down missing persons, and she has a better record at it than the FBI. But when a young woman, Gabriela, asks for her help, a world of mystery and sorrow opens up. Gabriela’s father was a photographer who went missing on the border of Montana and Wyoming. He was assumed to have died from a grizzly mauling, but his body was never found. Now, as Celine and her partner head to Yellowstone National Park, investigating a trail gone cold, it becomes clear that they are being followed–that this is a case someone desperately wants to keep closed.
Combining the exquisite plotting and gorgeous evocation of nature that have become his hallmark, with a wildly engrossing story of family, privilege, and childhood loss, Peter Heller gives us his finest work to date. (Goodreads)
From a Mystery Writers of America Grand Master: A Manhattan PI heads to Florida to deal with movie stars, a mysterious guru, and murder.
New York City private eye John Milano’s new client is an old flame—and the fire is still burning in Miami Beach. It wasn’t too many years ago that superstar Sharon Bauer dumped John for an aged and infirm billionaire at the instruction of her very persuasive yogi, Kalos, renowned master of “The Path.” Following Kalos’s advice was practically a guarantee of enlightenment for his receptive disciple. But now, the only thing Sharon is feeling is terror.
It’s not until John arrives at Sharon’s lavish Florida compound that he realizes her fears aren’t just another performance. A fun weekend house party with Hollywood friends has turned into an intimate mystery: Kalos has received a series of unnerving and anonymous notes threatening his life. Though John can’t bear the sight of the influential mystic, he’s agreed to protect him, for Sharon’s sake. But he soon learns that Kalos isn’t the only target. Nor is he the only guest to harbor buried secrets and mortal enemies. In fact, Sharon’s past is littered with them. And when a sudden death shakes the well-guarded estate, John and Sharon know they’re about to follow a path that’s a lot more permanent than spiritual nirvana.
Star Light, Star Bright is a “richly entertaining” crime novel from an Edgar Award–winning master of suspense (Miami Herald). (Amazon)
An escaped serial killer forces retired detective Jenny Pickett to leave the idyllic town of Forest Pines and return to Miami. The FBI claim they need her expertise; but is she just the bait? Meanwhile, as the killings continue, Jenny finds herself embroiled in a mystery involving the board members of a run down condo building in Fort Lauderdale. (Amazon)
Everyone knows leprechauns are just make believe.
But wait, isn’t that what they say about ghosts? (Goodreads)
This is the 4-book boxed set of the ‘Maui Mayhem Cozy Mystery’ series.
BOOK 1: SOMETHING’S ROTTEN IN PARADISE
Two people are dead, and gourmet caterer and part-time amateur sleuth Ginger Lee may be responsible for the demise of one of them. But something sure stinks like natto, because she knows she didn’t mess up on this gig. Is someone trying to frame her?
With the help of her deceased kid sister Maile, Detective Pako Anzo, and a tatted dwarf’s ghost, Ginger searches for the truth. Oh, and did I mention she sees dead people? Umm, and past lives too. Yup, she’s an anomaly all right.
Find out what lies ahead for Ginger and her quirky crew in their debut of the Maui Mayhem Cozy Mystery series, because uh-huh, even paradise has a few rotten mangos.
BOOK 2: A KILLING IN KULA
Kula protea farm owner Tony Min suddenly keels over from natural causes. Was it a heart attack? Well, amateur sleuth Ginger Lee thinks something sure smells fishy, especially because Tony’s ghost believes he was murdered.
Can Ginger and Pako reel in the murderer(s) from the five suspects who were there that day? See if you can figure out whodunit before our heroine does. But a warning: twists may have you hopping from suspect to suspect like a honey bee gathering pollen.
BOOK 3: MAYHEM ON THE ORCHID ISLE
Ginger and Jemma are trapped at a horse ranch on the Big Island during a tropical storm where somebody’s playing out Agatha Christie’s ‘And Then There Were None.’ But with their own Menehune version.
As victims drop one by one like rotting fruit on a mango tree, can our amateur sleuth, with the help of her quirky assistant, find the murderer(s) in time? Or will they be the 9th and 10th Menehune victims? And for crying out loud, why aren’t the ghosts any help?!
BOOK 4: HIBISCUS HOMICIDE
Kyle Wilder shoots his wife, Nani, then kills himself. Or did he? Something doesn’t sit well with Ginger about it.
Since the ghosts aren’t spilling the azuki beans, this time with the help of her other quirky assistant Reese, Ginger hunts for the one item that could link to the murderer. Unfortunately, in the process, puts their lives in danger.
Can Pako set aside the dang malasadas to rescue them in time?
* Humorous paranormal cozy mystery * (Goodreads)