Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of April 16th, 2017. Since there were so many books this week, I am going to divide them between the next two days. Here is day two of that list. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.
A Return To Innocence…
Dani Hedley is at a low point. After years of living the fast life as a photographer in LA, she’s heading back home to Innocence, California, with nothing but her old camera, a laptop, and $40 to her name. It’s time to pick up the pieces…
Thankfully, there is one bright spot in her life. Her sister, Caroline, is about to be married and she’s asked Dani to photograph the event. It’s the perfect way to jumpstart into her future.
Unfortunately, things don’t go according to plan.
The groom-to-be’s ex-girlfriend is found dead the day before the wedding. And, between their bitter history and the fact that the victim is somehow wearing her wedding gown, Caroline immediately becomes suspect #1.
Can Dani do something to help her sister? The sheriff is confident it is an open & shut case against Caroline and doesn’t see the need to dig much deeper. But, of course, Dani knows she’s innocent. And, for some reason, she has a nagging feeling that there is something in the wedding photos that can clear Caroline’s name. Something that is hiding in plain sight.
If she can only figure out what it is…
Find out what happens in Killer Dress, the first book in Nancy McGovern’s new cozy mystery series, “Shot & Framed”!
Nancy McGovern is also the author of the popular culinary cozy mystery series, “A Murder In Milburn” & “Slice of Paradise Cozy Mysteries”, featuring delicious recipes and even tastier whodunits, as well as the witch-based paranormal cozy mystery series, “Bluebell Knopps Cozy Mysteries”. Follow the link in ANY of Nancy’s books to join her mailing list and receive a FREE COZY MYSTERY just for signing up! (Goodreads)
By all accounts, everyone loves Genny. So why does someone want her dead?
There’s something special about Genesis Baker, owner of The Sister’s popular New Beginnings Café. With her dimpled smile and twinkling blue eyes, Genny has practically the entire town eating from the palm of her hand. But Genny is hiding a secret. Despite her sunny disposition and golden touch, there is heartache in her past, and heartache, they say, comes in threes.
Heartache Number One: An unwelcomed customer shows up at New Beginnings. Apparently, the restraining order against him has lapsed.
Heartache Number Two: Genny’s arch nemesis from high school returns to town. Twenty years has done nothing to mellow the bitter feud between these two women.
Heartache Number Three: As Genny finally acknowledges her feelings for a younger man—sexy firefighter Cutter Montgomery—memories of her first love come back to haunt her.
On top of it all, someone is stalking Genny, determined to make her life miserable. As it turns out, being kidnapped is only the beginning of her troubles…
Book Five of the award winning The Sisters, Texas Mystery Series. (Goodreads)
From USA Today bestselling authors Janel Gradowski & Elizabeth Ashby comes a deliciously deadly surprise!
Maura Monroe came to Danger Cove, Washington to forget the past and start over. Her newly-found spontaneous side thinks buying the Cinnamon Sugar Bakery is the perfect way to both indulge her passion for baking and gain a fresh start. But her practical, business-savvy side isn’t sure it’s the safest move—for her heart or her pocketbook! While her two sides duke it out, Maura decides to rent a short-term cottage to feel out the quaint little town.
Only things are anything but quaint when her search for a temporary home uncovers a dead body instead of the perfect rental. And when fingers start to point at Maura’s handsome new landlord, she finds herself smack in the middle of a small town mystery. The more Maura digs, the more she realizes that secrets abound in this sleepy coastal burg…and someone is willing to kill to keep them buried. Can Maura get to the truth before the killer strikes again? Or will the next body in Danger Cove be hers?
The Danger Cove books:
Secret of the Painted Lady (a Danger Cove Renovation Mystery)
Murder and Mai Tais (a Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery)
Death by Scones (a Danger Cove Bakery Mystery)
Four-Patch of Trouble (a Danger Cove Quilting Mystery)
Deadly Dye and a Soy Chai (a Danger Cove Hair Salon Mystery)
Killer Closet Case (a Danger Cove B&B Mystery)
Tree of Life and Death (a Danger Cove Quilting Mystery)
A Killing in the Market (a Danger Cove Farmers’ Market short story in the “Killer Beach Reads” collection)
Killer Colada (a Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery)
Passion, Poison & Puppy Dogs (a Danger Cove Pet Sitter Mystery)
A Novel Death (a Danger Cove Bookshop Mystery)
Robbing Peter to Kill Paul (a Danger Cove Quilting Mystery)
Sinister Snickerdoodles (a Danger Cove Bakery Mystery)
About Danger Cove:
Danger Cove is a sleepy little town in the Pacific Northwest and home to renowned mystery novelist, Elizabeth Ashby. While Elizabeth swears the stories she writes are fiction, you can find the inspiration for her murderous tales all over Danger Cove…from the intriguing cast of local characters to the places to eat, play, and explore in Danger Cove. Don’t let our name fool you—we’re the friendliest (even if deadliest) town in the Pacific Northwest! Visit us at dangercovemysteries.com (Goodreads)
Postmen. Poltergeists. Poitín.
When former San Francisco cop, Maggie Doyle, extends her stay in Ireland, dealing with more murder and mayhem isn’t on her to-do list. The instant Maggie and her UFO-enthusiast friend discover the dead body of the Whisper Island postman, Maggie’s plans to chill for the next two months are put on ice.
After Police Sergeant Reynolds, Maggie’s handsome neighbor, arrests Lenny’s brother for the murder, her friend begs her to find the real killer. Meanwhile, Maggie is hired to investigate ghostly goings on at the Whisper Island Hotel. Can she solve two crimes before St. Patrick’s Day? Or will the island’s annual celebrations end in a glittery flame of green, white, and orange? (Goodreads)
Plagued by one catastrophe after another, Jessica James (introvert extraordinaire) takes comfort in the fact that it can’t get any worse. Until it does.
When she discovers a dead body in the freezer of the local ice cream parlor, she’s soon involved in another mystery. But Jessica has bigger problems when an argument between two elderly sisters involves her in a town-wide fundraiser. Neck deep in doughnuts and unanswered questions, Jessica has to find another murderer while avoiding a surly detective and her worst nightmare — the news camera crew.
Can Jessica stay out of trouble and off the camera while raising money for a good cause? Or will she become the next headliner in the national news?
*Recipes included (Amazon)
She expected balmy breezes, swaying hammocks, and majestic waterfalls. Not a murder.
Jessica James is a twenty-three-year-old, work-at-home computer whiz content in her comfort zone … until her family conspires to send her to the jungles of Ecuador for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
When her taxi driver takes off with her bag in the trunk, her grand adventure begins. When that same taxi driver is found murdered minutes later, Jessica is forced into one catastrophe after another as she seeks to find the truth … and get her stuff back. With the help of the two most mischievous sisters old enough to know better, Jessica will either catch a murderer or end up in jail.
But friendship and discovery come at a cost. Can Jessica’s newfound bravery help her survive her South American experience as she gets closer to the murderer? Or will this grand adventure be her last?
*Recipes included (Amazon)
Once again, Alex O’Hara is up to her ears in mysteries. After surviving an attempted murder, all she wants is R&R time with Nick Palzetti. But his mother leaving his father (“that horse’s patoot”) and moving in with Alex puts a crimp in their plans. Then Nick leaves on assignment and the teen she rescued from an abusive father believes his buddy is doing drugs. Meanwhile, Alex has two easy cases to take her mind off her shaky relationship with Nick—a philandering husband and a background check on a client’s boyfriend. Piece of cake. (Goodreads)
In the first ever crossover episode, Zak and Zoe joinforces with Hawaiian visitors Luke and Lani, to find out who killed a historian visiting Ashton Falls in order to find a treasure map left by his grandfather a hundred years earlier. Meanwhile, Ellie and Levi move in with Zak and Zoe while the boathouse is being renovated and Alex helps Ellie prepare the nursery for baby Eli who is due to be born any day. Throw in some humor and Easter fun and you have a Zak and Zoe crossover mystery. (Amazon)