Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of April 30th, 2017. Since there were so very many books this week, I am going to divide them between four days. Here is the second day of the list. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.
Mrs. Jeffries is back in the “New York Times” bestselling Victorian series, perfect for fans of “Downton Abbey.”
Thomas Mundy checked into London s Wrexley Hotel but he never checked out. The maid found him on the floor of his room, bludgeoned to death by his own walking stick. Inspector Witherspoon is soon on the case and learns Mundy had a reputation for being polite, charming, and diligent an unlikely victim for such a violent crime.
But Mrs. Jeffries and the household staff uncover that Mundy was less of an amiable businessman and more of a duplicitous con man with enemies on both side of the Atlantic. Now Witherspoon and his staff must determine who on their lengthy list of suspects had the motive to put Mundy in the red.
A Mrs. Jeffries Mystery
She keeps house for Inspector Witherspoon . . . and keeps him on his toes. Everyone s awed by his Scotland Yard successes but they don t know about his secret weapon. No matter how messy the murder or how dirty the deed, Mrs. Jeffries polished detection skills are up to the task . . . proving that behind every great man there s a woman and that a crimesolver s work is never done.” (Goodreads)
From critically acclaimed author, Susan C. Shea, comes Love & Death in Burgundy, an atmospheric mystery novel filled with good Chablis, french cheese, and, of course, murder.
After three years of living in the small town of Reigny-sur-Canne, all Katherine Goff really wants is to be accepted by her neighbors into their little community. But as an American expat living in the proud region of Burgundy, that’s no easy task.
When the elderly Frenchman who lives in the village chateau is found dead at the bottom of a staircase, the town is turned into a hot bed of gossip and suspicion, and Katherine suddenly finds herself drawn deeper and deeper into the small town’s secrets. A motherless teenager, a malicious French widow, a brash music producer, and a would-be Agatha Christie are among those caught up in a storm that threatens to turn Katherine’s quiet life upside down. As more and more of the villagers’ secrets are brought to light, Katherine must try to figure out who, if anyone, in the town she can trust, and which one of her neighbors just might be a killer. (Amazon)
At cooking school, too many cooks can make you fed up.
Myrtle has decided that she’s actually a very good cook. In fact, she feels she’s such a good cook that she elects to hone her skills at a cooking school. She persuades her reluctant friend Miles to join her, convinced they both could use some inspiration in the kitchen.
This cooking school enrolls one rather loud-mouth student who quickly makes everyone fed-up. This unfortunate student, fond of telling tales out of school, learns that one man’s meat is another man’s poison. Myrtle and Miles must use class act detecting skills to learn who’s been schooled in murder before someone else’s goose gets cooked. (Goodreads)
Once upon a time, there was a dead body…
When Olivia Andrews – rising-in-the-ranks-author – breaks it off with her ex-boyfriend, she finds there’s more to fear than make-up texts.
She has more drama in her own life than what she writes about. When the body of someone close to her lands in her way amidst the picturesque wilds of the northwest, Olivia has to prove she didn’t do it while staying one step ahead of the killer – who has promised to write her ending next.
Laughing at the wildly inappropriate visits with her aging aunts and dodging the love interest of her best-friend’s brother, Olivia struggles to stay on top of her deadline while avoiding becoming the next plot twist.
Can Olivia clear her name for the murder and discover who is out to get her in this chaotically satisfying mystery set in a small town, or will she become post-humously famous?
Don’t miss out on this fast-paced cozy mystery! (Amazon)
One crazy impressive art collection. One wicked old woman with a mission.
When eager young journalist River Halloway gets an intriguing new lead about a very large personal art collection, she is thrilled to finally have something to write about other than the boring daily goings on in sleepy Brimstone Bay. But when the story leads her to a rich old woman’s mansion that is rumored to be haunted, she begins to suspect that there’s more to the art collection than first meets the eye. When people in town begin acting like soul-less zombies, and she senses an unfamiliar and terrifying energy in the home, River is forced to draw on her talents as a witch to discover what’s going on, or else not only simply risk losing her story for the paper, but risk losing her very soul forever.
This is book 4 of the Brimstone Bay Mysteries series. If you’re a fan of Amanda M. Lee, Juliette Harper, and Amy Boyles, then be sure to get your fill of magic, mystery, and murder with this cozy new paranormal mystery series. (Amazon)
Vultures are circling over the swamp. While jogging, Dr. Eric Darcy discovers the body of a patient’s husband, the father of a baby about to be born by surrogate.
Concern for the widow draws Eric into the investigation. Was photographer Wes Choate murdered because he was cheating on his wife, or was he using his photos to blackmail someone? And why has the surrogate mother suddenly developed an antagonism toward Wes?
Assisting his sister-in-law, a private investigator, Eric struggles to make sense of seemingly random clues while protecting his patient from mounting danger. The puzzle pieces snap together in a fast-paced climax that could cost the obstetrician his life.
USA Today bestselling novelist Jacqueline Diamond, author of The Case of the Questionable Quadruplet, interweaves a medical setting and memorable characters in the latest Safe Harbor Medical mystery. (Amazon)
From the New York Times bestselling author of Writing All Wrongs, it’s a rotten state of affairs in Oyster Bay, and the Bayside Book Writers are out to end a nasty plot…
Restaurant owner and aspiring novelist Olivia Limoges is happily enjoying her new marriage. Sadly, the same doesn’t hold true for Laurel, a fellow Bayside Book Writer. While struggling with a demanding job, twin boys, and a terminally ill mother-in-law, Laurel learns that her perfect marriage is mostly fictional. When she catches her husband fooling around with his mother’s hospice nurse, she issues impassioned threats that will later come back to haunt her.
After the nurse meets a deadly denouement, Chief Rawlings is forced to take Laurel into custody. While Olivia protests the arrest, the rest of the Bayside Book Writers become a group divided, with Rawlings and Harris on one side and Olivia and Millay on the other. Now the women must race against the clock to prove that Laurel’s not the sort for murder before her story ends in tragedy… (Goodreads)
The second Enchanted Garden Mystery from Bailey Cattrell author of the “New York Times” bestselling Magical Bakery Mysteries as Bailey Cates.
Elliana Allbright s custom-made perfume shop and the Enchanted Garden behind it are garnering all sorts of attention lately, but a dead body could bury her in bad publicity…
Elliana s business and personal life are flourishing in her hometown of Poppyville, CA since she opened Scents & Nonsense. She uses her very special skills to craft perfumes that almost magically ease heartache, inspire change, and bring joy and her customers love to relax in the beautiful garden behind her shop along with her corgi, Dash, and her cat, Nabokov. The shop is so popular that a journalist has come to write a feature about Ellie for a national magazine.
But then the journalist is found dead, and suspicion falls on the last person to see him who just happens to be Ellie s brothers girlfriend. So before everything goes to seed, Ellie must rely on her powers observational and otherwise to pick out the real killer from an ever-expanding bouquet of culprits…” (Goodreads)