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 third and final day of my list. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.
Nancy Atherton’s twenty-second cozy mystery in the beloved, nationally bestselling Aunt Dimity series.
It’s early April in the small English village of Finch. Lori Shepherd’s husband and sons are spending Easter break camping, and Lori is perfectly happy to be left at home with Bess, spared a week of roughing it with a curious toddler. The two attend a village events committee meeting and Lori is astonished when the elderly, soft-spoken widow Mrs. Annabelle Craven stands to make an announcement: she’s decided to hold a quilting bee in the old schoolhouse.
At the quilting bee, Lori ends up seated beside Mrs. Craven, delighted at the opportunity to learn more about her neighbor’s life in the village of Old Cowerton. But dear, sweet Mrs. Craven’s stories reveal a startling secret about her first husband’s death.
With Aunt Dimity’s advice, Lori sets out to learn the truth about what the residents of Old Cowerton refer to as the “widow’s curse”–and the deeper she digs, the more horrifying the tale becomes, until she discovers the most astounding revelation of all. (Goodreads)
“You’ll fall in love with this delightful debut mystery.” –Victoria Thompson, bestselling author of Murder in Morningside Heights
The Silver Bear Shop and Factory might be the cutest place around, but there’s nothing warm and fuzzy about murder . . .
As manager of the family teddy bear shop and factory, thirty-one-year-old Sasha Silverman leads a charmed life. Well, except for the part about being a single divorcee with a ticking biological clock in small-town Silver Hollow. And that’s just kid’s stuff compared to Will Taylor, the sales rep who’s set on making drastic changes to the business her parents built from scratch–with or without Sasha’s approval . . .
But before Will digs his claws in, someone pulls the stuffing out of his plan . . . and leaves his dead body inside the factory. Reeling from shock, Sasha’s hit with more bad news–police suspect her hot-tempered Uncle Ross may have murdered him. Sasha knows her uncle would never do such a thing, and she’s launching her own little investigation to expose the truth. As she tracks Will’s biggest rivals and enemies for clues, Sasha can’t get too comfy–or she’ll become the next plaything for a killer . . .
“A twisty mystery tale with a likable protagonist and a colorful supporting cast. Sure to be a very enjoyable series!”–Livia J. Washburn, bestselling author of Black and Blueberry Die
“Cute and cuddly on the outside, murder and mayhem on the inside–I love this book!!! Totally adorable.”–Duffy Brown, bestselling author of Braking for Bodies (Goodreads)
Wedding bells are ringing at the O’Connell Organic Farm and Spa in California’s postcard-perfect Blossom Valley. The entire staff is pitching in to send one of their own down the aisle. But no one knew the nuptials could turn up so many secrets–or that marriage and murder could go hand in hand . . .
Dana Lewis is marrying Jason Forrester, a talented reporter and the love of her life. She couldn’t dream of a better venue than the farm where she works, and her friends are determined to give her the wedding of her dreams. Even her florist, Bethany Lancaster, is making sure she has just the right flowers. But Dana’s happiness wilts when she finds Bethany shot dead–and discovers her friend was a busybody with a blackmail list longer than a cathedral veil. With so many enemies, finding Bethany’s killer seems all but impossible. And when Dana herself is eyed as a suspect, she’ll have to chase down the culprit faster than she can say, “I do”–or she’ll be trading in her wedding dress for prison stripes . . .
Praise for The Blossom Valley Mysteries!
“Cleverly plotted…Plenty of suspects and potential motives keep readers guessing until the very end!” —RT Book Reviews on Green Living Can Be Deadly
“A fun, light read.” —Library Journal on Going Organic Can Kill You (Goodreads)
Julienne has her ideal job as an event planner at a prestigious resort. During a luncheon event she coordinated, a renowned celebrity pastor is killed next to the buffet. All eyes turn to her as the suspect. If she wants to stay out of jail or even keep her job, Julienne needs all the help she can get to solve the crime.
She has her work cut out for her with a vengeful high school rival now reporter, the public demanding she be fired, plus family who know what’s best for her, and a boyfriend who doesn’t understand her. She turns to friends and a new ally to uncover who wanted to put the pastor on ice.
Julienne goes undercover and investigates a local swingers group as she follows the trail of clues before they go cold. Can she gather enough suspects and motives to convince the police to her widen their investigation? Can she do it before the killer sets his murderous sights on her? Will her personal life ever be as simple as unveiling a murderer? (Goodreads)
They’re back! The Richest Cooking Competition Ever Shown on Television is filming Season Two, and the mayhem continues!
There are eight new talented chefs competing for the quarter million dollar prize, and one of them is that extremely egotistical, philandering judge from last season. While the possibility of romance still percolates, the dire events that unfold will temper your smiles.
Silver Spring Island may be the perfect setting for a luxury vacation, but once again, it’s the place where somebody wants to disrupt the richest cooking competition on television. Is it another Network, or is it somebody with an axe (or a cleaver) to grind?
If you like your mysteries to have great characters as well as entertaining plot twists and turns, you’re going to love M’lissa Moorecroft’s latest book, Judging the Judge, the second book in her new series, The Silver Springs Cooking Competition Mysteries. (Amazon)
From USA Today bestselling author Patrice Lyle comes a boxed set of three wonderfully wacky Health Nut Mysteries featuring savvy sleuth Dr. Piper Meadows. This boxed set includes the first three full-length novels in the series, including:
Killer Kung Pao
Dr. Piper Meadows heads to the Body, Mind & Spirit Expo expecting to solve health problems, not murder. But her first day starts off wrong when famous psychic Mystic Ming drops dead from his serving of killer kung pao laced with peanut oil, and Piper’s Aunt Alfa is fingered as the prime suspect. Unwilling to let her auntie squander her golden years in prison, Piper starts sleuthing!
Killer Carat Cream
When naturopath and self-proclaimed chocoholic, Dr. Piper Meadows, hosts a spa night for the launch of the super-exfoliating diamond-dust Carat Cream, she never expects her guests to actually be “drop dead” gorgeous. But that’s just what happens when celebrity dermatologist Dr. Jasmine dies after using a jar laced with poison.
Killer Kale Chips
Dr. Piper’s search for the perfect wedding dress turns into the search for the perfect murderer. When famous diva Veronica Forks drops dead after eating a bag of Ken’s Killer Kale Chips, suspicion falls on former-mafioso-turned-surfer-dude Ken. So Piper takes it upon herself to root out the murderer who’s adding “killer seasoning” to kale chips before he strikes again.
“Patrice Lyle knows how to craft some of the most unique characters I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading about, and I love each and every visit with them. I can’t wait to see what is in store for us next!”
“If you like well-written, quality cozy mysteries, then don’t miss reading Killer Kung Pao. Killer Kung Pao offers readers a cozy mystery filled with lively depictions of colorful characters…a fun-filled murder-mystery.”
—Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews (Amazon)
Fall in love with a little help from man’s best friend in New York Times bestselling author Jenn McKinlay’s contemporary romance debut.
Mackenzie “Mac” Harris fled her hometown of Bluff Point, Maine, after being left at the altar–and seeking solace in the arms of her best friend’s off-limits brother. Now, seven years later, she’s back to attend her best friend’s wedding–safe, or so she thinks, from the mistakes of her youth.
But Gavin Tolliver has never forgotten the woman who has always held his heart. And when Mac rescues a stray puppy named Tulip, only Gavin, the town’s veterinarian, can help. With a little assistance from Tulip, Gavin vows to make Mac realize that their feelings are more than just puppy love…