Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of April 9th, 2017. Since there were so many books this week, I am going to divide them between three days. Here is the first day of the list. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.
A cryptic note leads the Blackmoore sisters to a haunted island in the Atlantic Ocean. Many have looked for the treasures reported to be buried there by pirates decades ago, but precious few treasures have been found. And certainly not the powerful energy-infused jewel the Blackmoores are looking for.
Abandoned for decades following several mysterious fatal accidents, the sisters have the island to themselves…or so they think.
Aided by a lonesome pirate ghost, they navigate a maze of tunnels dug into the rocks where they encounter ancient booby-traps, malevolent spirits and natural disasters.
But as they start to zero in on the location of the relic, it becomes clear that they are not alone and whoever else is on the island has no intention of leaving without the relic – even if it means killing the entire Blackmoore clan. (Goodreads)
When the FBI asks the Sleuth Sisters to attend a retreat for “Love-Able Ladies,” Barb opts out, unwilling to spend a weekend celebrating the joys of being some man’s “little wife.” Retta is eager to go, since the venue is a swanky vineyard/inn on the Leelanau Peninsula, north of Traverse City, Michigan. Never a fan of large groups of strangers, Faye would just as soon stay home, but since Retta needs a “wing-woman,” she doesn’t get a choice.
Their assignment is to assess the possibility a retreat attendee might cooperate in an FBI investigation. Dina Engel is launching a line of high-fashion clothing, and the feds hope that means she’s separating herself from her drug king-pin father. The sisters are supposed to get to know Dina, hint the Bureau is interested in a meeting, and provide her with a safe way to contact them.
Though the setting is lovely and the inn is all that Retta imagined, things quickly go bad. Murder, kidnapping, and a mysterious plot involving Dina’s fashion show plunge Faye and Retta into danger. The sisters are separated from each other and threatened with death if they don’t cooperate. Retta finds it hard being isolated and alone. Faye has to decide which people around her are enemies and which are innocent retreat attendees. Sensing trouble, Barb shows up, but she soon faces a choice between being shot and drowning in Grand Traverse Bay.
It seems impossible all three sisters can survive the dream weekend-turned-nightmare. Still, this is the fifth Sleuth Sisters adventure, so readers know these women don’t give up easily. Sit back, have a glass of wine, and learn a little more about Sister Power! (Goodreads)
A visit to an open house brings Stormy Day into the center of a troubling murder.
The local police aren’t lacking for suspects. The victim, Realtor Michael Sweet, was a bully who made countless enemies over his years in Misty Falls.
The problem for Stormy is that the most likely suspects are friends of hers. A couple of them couldn’t look more guilty if they tried. Helping the police to crack this case may break Stormy’s heart.
Worse, if she trusts the wrong person, Stormy’s heart may have bigger problems. Like getting stabbed a whole bunch of times! (Amazon)
It turns out that TIME and TIDE wait for no woman, too! Just when Amanda Graham’s life has started to turn around, TROUBLE comes to the quiet beach town of Ravenwood Cove in the guise of a mysterious stranger and ghosts from her past. When paths cross with murder and long-held secrets, it’s only a matter of time before someone is going to have to pay for mistakes made long ago.
Fifth novel in the Ravenwood Cove ebook series. Paperback and audiobook versions coming soon. Mild PG rating (because hey, there’s a dead guy..or maybe gal, in it).
Secrets have a way of slipping out. Unfortunately for one woman, those secrets are deadly. When faced with another murder, Katy’s emotions shatter like a fragile eggshell. Can she find the strength to carry on and weed out the answers everybody’s looking for?
With the help of Eve and Fritz, she’s determined to sift through a list of suspects. Can they find the killer before it’s too late? If Katy isn’t careful, she just may be the next target. Sand-Witch Special of the Day is the third book in the fun new series, The Soup and Sand-Witch Cozy Mystery series. This book is family-friendly with no foul language. (Goodreads)
Classic Hollywood. Silver Screen Style. Vintage Murder. A champagne cocktail of a mystery covered in movie magic stardust
December 1938. Lillian Frost has plunged head first into a world of boldfaced names and endless glamour as social secretary to movie-mad millionaire Addison Rice. Costume designer Edith Head is now in charge of Paramount Pictures’ wardrobe department, although her position is precarious: potential replacements are being auditioned on a regular basis. The two friends again become partners thanks to an international scandal: a real-life incident, a historical footnot long forgotten, in which the war clouds gathering over Europe cast a shadow on Hollywood.
At a swanky Manhattan dinner party the well-heeled guests speak ill of Adolf Hitler in front of a German maid with Nazi sympathies. The secrets she spills soon have all of New York society running for cover–and two of Paramount’s biggest stars, Jack Benny and George Burns, facing smuggling charges.
When an émigré composer seeking work at Paramount is found dead, Marlene Dietrich tells Edith she blames agents of the Reich. As Lillian and Edith unravel intrigue that extends from Paramount’s fabled Bronson Gate to FDR’s Oval Office, only one thing is certain: they’ll do it in style. (Goodreads)