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 final day of the list. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.
An aspiring suspense author finds herself writing mysteries by day and solving them by night in the second Writer’s Apprentice Mystery by the author of A Dark and Stormy Murder and the Undercover Dish Mysteries.
In the quaint town of Blue Lake, Indiana, Lena London is settling into her dream job, but someone is making her life a nightmare…
Things are beginning to go right for Lena. She’s got a new job assisting suspense novelist and friend, Camilla Graham. She lives rent-free in Camilla’s beautiful, Gothic house. She even has a handsome new boyfriend, Sam West.
After being under attack by the media and his neighbors, Sam has recently been cleared of suspicion for murder. Journalists and townsfolk alike are remorseful, and one blogger would even like to apologize to him in person. But when she’s found dead behind Sam’s house, Lena must dodge paparazzi as she unravels the many mysteries that threaten to darken the skies of her little town and her newfound love with Sam. (Goodreads)
Meet Shelby Nichols, mind reader extraordinaire.
A typical day in the life of Shelby Nichols involves cheating husbands, solving the hardest cases for the police, and working for a big time mob-boss, all because of her little secret that she can read minds. It can get complicated, especially considering she has a husband and two kids.
Ramos, Uncle Joey’s hit-man, is reluctant to involve Shelby when an acquaintance from his past comes into town. Uncle Joey has a favor to ask Shelby which involves heading to New York City and meeting his estranged relatives. Then there’s Dimples, a police detective, who needs her help finding the person behind a deadly new drug.
It’s no wonder Shelby has a hard time keeping everything straight. But the worst is deciding how to explain her crazy, mixed-up life to her kids. So far, her explanations have all been laced in lies, and she worries that, if the truth ever comes out, they will never trust her again.
Of course, none of that matters if she doesn’t escape the deadly enemy that takes her by surprise. Facing death has a way of putting things into perspective, if only she can stay alive long enough to appreciate it… (Goodreads)
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If you’ve gotten to know Faith Franklin in A Cherry Sinister Murder & The Cheesecake Fake and you’re ready for more…IT’S TIME! Join Faith in her 3rd adventure, The Blackmail Flour Trail, coming on May 3rd! But be sure to purchase it now because it will be increasing to its regular price upon release!
Written by #2 Bestseller Nancy McGovern & talented newcomer Cyra Bruce, the “Slice of Paradise Cozy Mystery Series” has it all: intriguing characters, clever whodunits & tasty recipes that come directly from Faith’s Slice of Paradise café in beautiful, sunny Florida!
If you haven’t jumped into this series yet, do yourself a favor and get started…NOW!
And don’t forget to join the “Slice of Paradise Mailing List” inside this book and receive updates on the series, behind-the-scenes info & a FREE “SLICE OF PARADISE” STORY called The Cream Pie Alibi! You’ll love it! (Goodreads)
Personal issues are hastily shoved aside when a boat slams into the beach during a violent storm and Jared and Harper are on hand to help the injured mother and father, as well as their confused daughter, Hayley. Harper and Hayley instantly bond and when the girl admits to hearing voices on the deck before the boat mishap, the event turns from an accidental tragedy to something more nefarious.
During her conversations with the traumatized child, Harper starts to suspect that something paranormal visited the boat the night of the wreck. She believes a legendary Whisper Cove ghost – one she’s never had the privilege of seeing herself – bore witness to the truth.
Harper is determined to find out what caused the boat crash – and exactly who is threatening young Hayley’s future – and she’s taking the entire motley crew with her for what she’s certain will be a bumpy ride.
For his part, Jared is doing his best to hold things together and maintain order, but when Harper puts herself in danger without worrying about the ramifications he knows it’s time to put his foot down.
Hold on for adventure, because Harper and Jared about to track down a ghost from the past in hopes of securing one girl’s present and future. Along the way they might put their own destiny in danger when a killer sets his sights on Harper … and Jared is determined to risk everything – including himself – to protect her. (Goodreads)
In Book 2 of the Lindsey & Ike Novella Series, newspaper editor Lindsey McKay must decide if she’s ready to take the next step with her boyfriend, Sheriff Ike Harper. He’s anxious for her to move in, but she worries something is missing. Meanwhile, the Turtle Girl, a college intern named Selma Crowley, begs Lindsey to cover her turtle story. Someone is stealing federally protected loggerhead turtle eggs off a Georgia barrier island, and it has to stop.
The earnest young woman convinces Lindsey of the story’s potential, and the next day Lindsey ferries to the island to see the nests and take photos. Selma promises she’ll have tangible evidence of the theft on Friday, but the revelation doesn’t occur. Worse, Selma’s missing, and no one’s seen her since Wednesday evening. Because she demanded proof from Selma for the newspaper story, Lindsey blames herself for the intern’s disappearance.
When Selma’s body is discovered, Lindsey vows to get justice for Selma and her turtles. Selma’s tribbles are over, but the tribbles are just beginning for Lindsey and her trusty sidekick, Labrador retriever Bailey. (Amazon)
When Jacob Hicks, resident weird professor with a phobia for women, is the suspect in a murder case, he reluctantly sets out to prove his own innocence.
He tolerates the help of Emily, the niece of his best pal Dave and on probation for having bitten a policeman.
Together they delve into the gossip and lies surrounding the members of the local allotment society, where gardening implements can turn out to be deadly weapons.
Meanwhile, Paddy the Rat and his friends are plagued by obnoxious teenage rat Cecil, who with his posse is disturbing the peace and quiet of the allotments. This wouldn’t be half as bad if Cecil hadn’t focussed on teasing Mad Maggie, Paddy’s childhood bogeyman. She has recently come alive and is now making Paddy’s life a living hell.
While Inspector McDermott tries to prove Jacob’s guilt, Jacob and Emily deal with scantily clad women, a development project that turns into blackmail and a maniacal old neighbour, who is convinced the rats are out to get her.
Will Milbury Hill ever be the same after this? (Amazon)
**Preorder the new psychological thriller from Howard Linskey now!**
Someone knows where the bodies are buried…
Little Susan Verity went missing during the heatwave of 1976. An unprecedented amount of police resource went into finding her, but to no avail. Until now.
Convicted serial killer Adrian Wicklow was always the prime suspect. In the past, he’s repeatedly lied to the police about where Susan’s body is buried – playing a sick game from behind bars.
But this time, he says, he’ll tell the truth. Because Adrian Wicklow is dying.
Detective Ian Bradshaw works with investigative journalists Helen Norton and Tom Carney to find the body. However, this is Wicklow’s life’s work. Would a murderer on death’s door give up his last secret so easily…?
Praise for Howard Linskey
‘Linskey delivers a flawless feel for time and place, mixed with unrelenting pace’ The Times
‘Linskey is one of the most commanding crime fiction practitioners at work today’ The Financial Times
‘Linskey has taken a sharp swerve towards the big time … he has elevated his writing to a level of complexity and humanity seldom approached by British writers previously’ Maxim Jakubowski. (Amazon)
In the third medium-boiled Farrah Wethers book, massage therapist Farrah Wethers becomes friends with one of her pre-natal clients, a young tarot reader named Lenore Lexington. Lenore’s daily life should focus on her growing family, but instead she’s tormented by vicious abuse. Farrah and her best friend June Cho help protect Lenore. They race to solve who is responsible for the threats before Lenore is traumatized further. (Amazon)