New Releases For The Week Of May 7th, 2017–Part 2

 

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of May 7th, 2017.  Since there were so very 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.

 

 

34951279Things are going well for Astrid, including her date with Lance, but that’s all about to change.

When Lance runs out on their date, the last thing Astrid wants is to be thrown into the middle of another investigation, especially not one involving the entire town. But with wolves appearing all over Emberdale, Lance not answering his calls, and a man dead on the sidewalk, this could be her hardest case yet.

A newcomer makes matters even worse when he revels a part of Lance’s past the detective clearly wants hidden. Of course, this small discovery could be exactly what Astrid needs in order to get the town back to the way it was.

With the help of Kat, Sammy, and Ida, can Astrid break the spell, or is a town full of shifters their new reality?  (Goodreads)

 

 

 

 

34922318Lights, camera, assassin… A Hollywood movie shoot comes to town and journalist Cendrine West is eager for a scoop. Her witchy family also wants in on the action, but shenanigans with the stars soon turn to Tinseltown tragedy. Bodies are piling up faster than a coven’s worth of curses, and everything points back to Cen’s starstruck family. They will stop at nothing in their quest for supernatural stardom, even if that means meddling in a murder investigation. The witches have created one spell of a mess and given the killer a chance to get away with murder. Cen resorts to her own blend of supernatural justice to keep her family in check, but can she unmask the killer before he strikes again? Welcome to the wild, wild Wests! Witch & Famous is for fans of paranormal mystery, cozy mystery, and wickedly funny witches. This book can be read as a standalone mystery, but if you want to know more about the Westwick Witches and their family history, you can start with book 1: Witch You Well.  (Goodreads)

 

 

 

 

 

Written into the Grave (A Country Gift Shop Cozy Mystery series, Book 3) by [Conroy, Vivian]Can fiction kill?

Vicky Simmons’s life was supposed to be relaxing after she moved back home to the coast of Maine, but instead of baking bread and gardening she’s been chasing down killers and it’s time to stop. Vicky is ready to slow down again and vows to start focusing more on her roses than solving crime.

That is until she reads the new serial in the paper over breakfast, describing a brutal murder that takes place on a cliff top road just above a beach. Only to find herself moments later, walking Coco and Mr. Pug, face to face with a dead body on the sand. The murder victim described exactly as he was in the story…

Once again death has come to Glen Cove and this time Vicky and her friends won’t stop until they find the killer before they get away with murder.

Don’t miss any title in the Country Gift Shop Cozy Mystery series:

Book 1 – Dead to Begin With
Book 2 – Grand Prize: Murder!
Book 3 – Written into the Grave (Amazon)

 

 

 

 

Bad to the Bone (A Barkery & Biscuits Mystery) by [Johnston, Linda O.]Veterinary technician Carrie Kennersly, owner of the Barkery & Biscuits bakery for dogs, is reluctant to sell her recipes to pet food manufacturer VimPets. Jack Loroco, a VimPets representative, assures Carrie that it would be a great opportunity to grow her business. His promising new relationship with Carrie’s friend Billi Matlock doesn’t hurt his cause.

But the budding romance takes a bad turn when Wanda Addler, another VimPets employee, sets her sights on Jack. After threatening to ruin Jack’s career if he doesn’t give her what she wants, Wanda is found dead. Jack and Billi are put at the top of the suspect list, and Carrie is doggone determined to rescue them from a life behind bars.

Praise:

“Veteran Johnston has her formula down.”—Kirkus Reviews  (Amazon)

 

 

 

 

 

32284013Thrilled that their playwright friend’s Broadway debut was a rousing success, Nic and Nigel are trying to enjoy the A-list after-party with their pal Harper. Unfortunately, all the champagne and repartee in the world aren’t enough to overlook the churlish behavior of Harper’s theater-critic husband, Dan. Nic is shocked the next morning when she learns that Dan’s been murdered. Nigel thinks the world may be a better place without him.

Still, Harper is their friend and they’re intent on helping her any way they can. Invigorated by the thrill of the hunt and fortified by a flood of cocktails, catching the killer becomes the Martinis’ top priority . . . with their behemoth Bullmastiff Skippy along for the ride.

Includes cocktail recipes!

Praise:

“It’s impossible to resist Kiely’s charming trio of husband, wife, and dog. The manner is effervescent and amusing, and the mystery surprisingly good.”–Kirkus Reviews (Goodreads)

 

 

 

 

34835384When the future holds only terror…precognition isn’t a gift.

Cassandra McBeth sees the future, and it involves a night stalker and terror in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. But knowing the future doesn’t give Cassandra the answers to stopping what she sees in the terrifying images of her nightmares.

Adam Raleigh believes in Cassandra and her visions. He stands with her when no one else will. But can she trust him? In a race against time, they seek the answer to the psychic link Cassandra shares with the person who haunts her dreams. Will her final vision end with the revelation and reality of her own demise?

Help comes from an unusual source—a mysterious black cat called Familiar. (Goodreads)

 

 

 

 

 

 

34728968When Grandma Bertha moved to her son’s place, she brought along three dogs, several cases of beer and many, many horror film DVDs. While her daughter-in-law insists on the idea of sending Grandma Bertha to a retirement home, a dead girl appears near the house, shot three times in the back. Many years ago, Grandma Bertha let a murderer escape for not trusting in her own detective abilities. Now, armed with her wit and wisdom, she decides to solve that crime before the police. Could this crazy dog lady be a threat to a cold-blooded killer? And for how long can the family stand that situation?  (Goodreads)

 

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