Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of May 28th, 2017. Since there were so many books this week, I am going to divide them between the next three days. Here is the second day of my list. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.
Rita Mae Brown and her feline co-author Sneaky Pie Brown are back chasing mystery with their unique circle of Southern sleuths. And though the changing colors of fall are a beauty to behold, this year the scattered leaves hide a grim surprise.
Autumn is in the air in the Blue Ridge Mountain community of Crozet, Virginia–and all the traditions of the changing seasons are under way. Mary Minor “Harry” Haristeen cleans her cupboards, her husband, Fair, prepares the horses for the shorter days ahead, and the clamorous barking of beagles signals the annual rabbit chase through the central Virginia hills. But the last thing the local beaglers and their hounds expect to flush out is a dead body.
Disturbingly, it’s the second corpse to turn up, after that of a missing truck driver too disfigured to identify. The deaths seem unrelated–until Harry picks up a trail of clues dating back to the state’s post-Revolutionary past.
The echoes of the Shot Heard Round the World pale in comparison to the dangerous shootout Harry narrowly escapes unscathed. Next time, it may be the killer who gets lucky. But not if Harry’s furry friends Mrs. Murphy, Pewter, and Tucker can help it. Lending their sharp-nosed talents to the hunt, they’ll help their mistress keep more lives from being lost–and right an injustice buried since the early days of America’s independence.
“As feline collaborators go, you couldn’t ask for better than Sneaky Pie Brown.”–The New York Times Book Review (Goodreads)
Just as Jill begins to think nothing else can surprise her, something does!
…begin with a custard cream. (Goodreads)
Locals call the priceless antique necklace the Missing Thorndike. Could it really be cursed? According to Danielle’s stalker it is.
Reluctantly, Danielle agrees to celebrate the First Anniversary of Marlow House’s Grand Opening. Her friends insist it is a way to move past the tragic events that occurred the past year. She even agrees to wear the Missing Thorndike for a second time.
But when one of the guests is murdered at the party—surrounded by more than a half dozen possible suspects—Danielle begins to wonder if there is something to the curse.
She understands that the ghost of a murder victim doesn’t always know the identity of his or her killer. But this ghost knows, and she isn’t telling. And she isn’t leaving Marlow House. (Goodreads)
When terrified Elaine Patrick knocks on Driscoll Investigations’ door and insists her house is haunted, Giulia Driscoll’s first response is “we don’t handle ghosts.” When Elaine’s housekeeper and crackpot filthy rich cousin descend on Giulia and demand she find out who’s trying to steal sweet, fragile Elaine’s family business out from under her, that’s a different story. They want DI to provide Tarot readings, ghost hunting sessions, and even an exorcism.
Ghost hunting? There are apps for that. Tarot readings? Experts in the skill are right across the street. Exorcisms? Having a priest for a brother-in-law comes in handy. Giulia plunges into a crash course in all things supernatural, convinced everything happening to Elaine is stagecraft.
Except when it isn’t. Giulia’s about to discover a new dimension to sleuthing, if she can survive attempted murder long enough to see through the web of lies around her client. (Goodreads)
It’s been a hot, dry spring in Westbury, Massachusetts. As organic farmer Cam Flaherty waits for much-needed rain, storm clouds of mystery begin to gather. Once again, it’s time to put away her sun hat and put on her sleuthing cap when a fellow farmer is found dead in a vat of hydroponic slurry—clutching a set of rosary beads. Showers may be scarce this spring, but there’s no shortage of suspects, including the dead woman’s embittered ex‑husband, the Other Man whose affair ruined their marriage, and Cam’s own visiting mother. Lucky for Cam, her father turns out to have a knack for sleuthing. Will he and Cam be able to clear Mom’s name before the killer strikes again? (Goodreads)
AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER! SPECIAL PRICE UNTIL RELEASE DAY…MAY 31ST!
If you’ve gotten to know Faith Franklin in her 1st three adventures and you’re ready for more…IT’S TIME! Join Faith in her 4th adventure, Banana Whip Safari Trip, coming on May 31st! And this time their going on safari…in Kenya!
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 to 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)
As the party is winding down, Liv s sense of triumph fizzles when the body of town councilman Bubba Rowland is discovered on the festival grounds. And now the prime suspect in his murder is Liv s mother s fiance, Earl, who had a flare-up recently with Bubba. To clear Earl s name, Liv and her best friend Di burst into action to smoke out the real killer before another life is extinguished . . .
A small Southern town with charm as well as bodies provides a terrific backdrop for two appealing sleuths. Down home and delightful. Carolyn Hart” (Goodreads)