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 second day of the list. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.
Hide and seek just got a spectral twist.
Zoey’s favorite frenemy, Penny Simcox, is in desperate need of help. Her dear Aunt Mavis Mervel has passed away under mysterious circumstances, which is bad enough. Now it turns out that the old lady’s will is forcing a treasure hunt at her falling-down, condemned mansion!
What a horrendous mess! Questions about her death, and trying to stay at a wreck of an old house is tough enough. To make matters even worse, the babbling ghost of the recently deceased woman is haunting them!
The only thing that Penny can think to do is yell loudly for help, no matter how hard that is to swallow.
It’s time to bring Zoey and her daughter Claire in on the ghostly dare. (Amazon)
White Feather, an old Cherokee medicine man, uses his unique skills to compete with the local Sheriff’s Office to solve mysteries. He sometimes compliments but more often complicates the more traditional investigating methods of local law enforcement.
Sam Morrison, fired from the Denver Police Homicide Division, accepts a job in the beautiful Wet Mountain Valley Sheriff’s Office just in time to work on the Ludwig murders. Can he solve the crime? Will his personal life that caused his ex-wife to flee from him complicate his ability to work? And, will Sam be able to put his life and his family back together again?
Set in the scenic, rural Wet Mountain Valley of southern Colorado, the White Feather Mysteries are a delightful cross between -Cozy Mystery- and -Geezer Lit-. Multiple book award-winning author Courtney Miller will keep you guessing until the end! (Goodreads)
Chef Carrie Ann Cole is about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime–an assignment as the new Personal Chef to the Royal Family at Kensington Palace. But no sooner has Carrie Ann touched down across the pond and donned her apron than a dead body crops up beneath the royal kale beds.
With one assistant dead and the other soon under suspicion for his murder, Carrie Ann is scrambling to keep her kitchen up and running. Not to mention she gets off to an immediate bad start with the tempestuous Royal Chef Butterbottom, who has a bitter taste in his mouth since the prestigious position in the Royal Family’s kitchen was given to an “over-privileged, under-educated American chef.”
But the Royal Family’s appetites wait for no one, and Carrie Ann must solve the murder and still get supper on the table on time–even with the annoyingly handsome Head of Security Ian Gordon tracking her every move like an MI6 agent. Suspects abound as an American chef adds a bit of spice to the traditional royal household in the first in Nell Hampton’s charming and tasty Kensington Palace Chef Mystery series, Kale to the Queen.(Goodreads)
One angry bad guy? Check.
An overprotective boyfriend? Check.
Still the same bad luck as always? Check.
Ali may have fixed the problem at the warehouse but the fight is far from over. Tyson is not the forgiving type so he will stop at nothing to bring her down. But she isn’t alone, she has the men who have become her family. Trey, her FBI agent boyfriend; Matt, the guy it didn’t work out with; and Jordan, the one who brought them all together.
None of them want her involved but with her luck, she is the only one who can find Tyson before he does any more damage. Trey is doing all he can to keep her out while she continues to push deeper into the mess. After what they’ve already been through will they be able to hold on or will they lose each other in order to save the day? (Amazon)
Max Tudor must contend with his new role as a father as well as a murder of a glamorous film star in the next installment in G. M. Malliet’s wildly popular series.
Agatha Award-winning author G. M. Malliet has charmed mystery lovers, cozy fans, and Agatha Christie devotees with her critically acclaimed mysteries featuring handsome former-spy-turned-cleric Father Max Tudor.
In The Haunted Season, Father Max Tudor’s former life as an MI5 agent has caught up with him, threatening his newfound happiness with Awena and baby son Owen. Realizing there is no escape from his past, Max, with his bishop’s tacit permission, has offered his services on an as-needed basis.
Max receives the call for help when the body of glamorous film star Margot Browne washes ashore. George tells Max his former colleague Patrice Logan, now heavily pregnant, has asked Five for help—particularly, Max’s help.
It’s a perfect “closed circle” murder since victim Margot must have been killed by one of the group of actors, stylists, scriptwriters, and second-tier royalty aboard. Patrice suspects the yacht’s owner, a playboy film director she’s been keeping tabs on for smuggling, but Max isn’t so sure. Max and DCI Cotton interview the suspects as they loll about one of the luxury hotels dotting the waterfront. Tipped by the playboy director, Max uncovers the truth about the star’s life and death. But would Margot kill—or be killed—to keep her lurid past in the past?
Max’s investigation uncovers a host of motives but only one killer: it seems Margot is not the only person on board with a secret they’d kill to keep. (Goodreads)
“Daley’s characters come to life on the page. Her novels are filled with a little mystery and a little romance which makes for a murderous adventure.” – Tonya Kappes, USA Today Bestselling Author of Fixin’ To Die
Tj Jensen and her family head to Turtle Cove Resort for summer vacation, but their plans for rest and relaxation are thwarted when they find a dead treasure hunter in the attic of the resort’s main house. Initially vowing not to get involved, Tj quickly changes her tune when the Gull Island deputy on the case closes it after a bare bones investigation. All evidence points to foul play, and Tj’s determined to uncover what the deputy wants to keep hidden. With the help of her best friend and a chatty parrot, Tj digs up a centuries old legend, a hidden map, and secrets buried deeper than pirate’s treasure.
“I’m a huge fan of Kathi’s books. I think I’ve read every one. Without a doubt, she’s a gifted cozy mystery author and I eagerly await each new release!” – Dianne Harman, Author of the High Desert Cozy Mysteries
Related subjects include: cozy mysteries, women sleuths, murder mystery series, whodunit mysteries (whodunnit), book club recommendations, amateur sleuth books, small town.
Books in the Tj Jensen Mystery Series:
• PUMPKINS IN PARADISE (#1)
• SNOWMEN IN PARADISE (#2)
• BIKINIS IN PARADISE (#3)
• CHRISTMAS IN PARADISE (#4)
• PUPPIES IN PARADISE (#5)
• HALLOWEEN IN PARADISE (#6)
• TREASURE IN PARADISE (#7)
Part of the Henery Press Mystery Series Collection, if you like one, you’ll probably like them all… (Goodreads)