New Releases For The Week of June 4th, 2017–Part 1


Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of June 4th, 2017.  Since there were so very many books this week, I am going to divide them between the next four days. Here is the first day of my list.  Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.



An old body has been found in34948946 the old water treatment plant and a mystery rises to hover over Abby’s Grandmother, Hazel Morgan. To make matters worse, Hazel refuses to talk about anything that happened thirty years ago, casting suspicion that she might have been involved in the murder. Abby is forced to move quickly in order to discover the truth.

But will the dark secrets she uncovers help, or will they just make things far, far worse?  (Goodreads)








Murder at Hartigan House: a cozy historical mystery (Ginger Gold Mysteries Book 2) by [Strauss, Lee]There’s a skeleton in the attic!

Quite literally.

After a weeklong passage over the Atlantic from Boston to Liverpool, Ginger Gold arrives at her childhood London home—Hartigan House—to find decade-old remains from some poor woman on the floor in the attic. Ginger’s Boston terrier, Boss, noses out a missing phalange from under the bed.

It’s a mystery that once again puts Ginger alongside the handsome Chief Inspector Basil Reed. Who is the victim? And how did she end up in Ginger’s home?

Clues lead Ginger and her good friend Haley Higgins to a soirée hosted in 1913 by Ginger’s late father, George Hartigan. A shadow of suspicion is cast on her father’s legacy, and Ginger isn’t so sure she wants to know the truth about the man she dearly loved.

Ginger decides to host another soirée, inviting the guest list from ten years previous. Before the night is over, another person is dead. (Amazon)






32331591He lost his mentor.
He lost his K9 partner.
He almost lost his will to live.
But when a ruthless killer targets a woman on the run, Theo and his new K9 companion will do whatever it takes to survive—and save the woman neither can live without.

Grieving the death of his partner, Theo Bosco has no room in his life for distractions. Though his instincts scream that he should avoid Juliet ‘Jules’ Jackson, he can’t seem to stay away. It doesn’t help that Theo’s new K9 companion has fallen head over paws with Jules’s rambunctious family.

Or that when he’s with her, Theo finally knows peace.

When Jules rescued her siblings, whisking them away to the safety of the beautifully rugged Colorado Rockies, she never expected to catch the eye—or the heart—of a cop. Yet as Jules struggles to fight her growing attraction to the brooding K9 officer, another threat lurks much closer to home…

And this time, there’s no escape.

Rocky Mountain K-9 Unit:
Run to Ground (Book 1)
On the Chase (Book 2)





34567719Maddie Graves is in a good place. She’s engaged to her best friend and love of her life Nick Winters, and the doldrums of the cold season are winding toward Valentine’s Day. What could go wrong?
A visit from the father who abandoned her before birth hits hard and fast, and Maddie finds herself overwhelmed with emotion. For his part, George Hunter says he only wants to talk but Maddie isn’t sure she should believe him.
Nick wants to help, but he has no idea how to do it. Matters only get worse when the owner of a local bed and breakfast is found murdered … and George just happens to be staying at her establishment.
It’s up to Nick and Maddie – working together with friends and family, of course – to untangle a rather large mess. The woman who died had secrets of her own, including a shopping addiction that led to divorce and two adult children who think they’re entitled to everything, even though they’ve never worked for anything.
Maddie’s grandmother is spitting mad when she finds out about George – and threats are flying fast and furious – but she’s not open for conversation and the ghost of Maddie’s dead mother isn’t providing answers either.
Maddie is caught between Graves family loyalty and a hard place, one that resides in her heart and takes up the spot reserved for her father.
When everything comes together – and all the battle lines are drawn – Maddie will have to make a choice. Is she willing to forget the past and try for a new future, or will she allow anger and bitterness to haunt her until the bitter end?




29977286Chief Inspector Domenic Jejeune is hoping an overseas birding trip might hold some answers in his fugitive brother‘s manslaughter case. But there are people on the tour who seem keen to keep their secrets, and the rainforest can be a dangerous place for those who ask too many questions.

Back in Saltmarsh, in Jejeune‘s absence, his former boss and longtime nemesis has been brought in to investigate the murder of an accountant. Marvin Laraby is proving so effective that Superintendent Colleen Shepherd is considering making his replacement for Jejeune a permanent arrangement.

With the manslaughter case poised to claim another victim, Jejeune learns that an accident back home involving his girlfriend, Lindy Hey, is much more than it seems. Lindy is in imminent danger. And only Jejeune can help her. But to do so, he must sacrifice his working relationship with Shepherd, opening the door for Laraby‘s appointment as Saltmarsh‘s new DCI.

When Jejeune discovers the truth about Laraby‘s current case, he is faced with a dilemma. He can speak up, knowing it will cost him his job on the north Norfolk coast he loves. Or he can stay silent, and let a killer escape justice.

As he weighs his alternatives, Domenic Jejeune begins to realize that, sometimes, the wrong choice is the only choice you have.  (Goodreads)




The Cockatiel Cautioned (Another Fine-Feathered Mystery) by [Rawlings, Rachael]“Someone is watching. The thought came unbidden into her mind, but once planted, refused to be budged. It was suddenly not just a suspicion, but a fact. Someone is watching me. And dead men don’t tell.”

Hope’s life changed forever when she lost her father to a prolonged illness. Her move to Florida, to the little town of Fort Myers Beach, seemed like the perfect way to start over. Hope loves the warmth, the beach and fantastic sunsets, and her new avian friend, Blossom, a young cockatiel who has also been rehomed.

But the charming Inn where she begins her new job is harboring its own secrets. By moving in and taking over the position of housekeeper, Hope begins to realize that someone doesn’t want her there.
Hope wants to remain aloof, to embrace her independence, but the family that owns the Inn persists in drawing her into their circle, all except the prickly Lincoln who has his own suspicions about her.

Hope knows that she can’t continue on her own, and is aware that she needs help to face up to whoever is terrorizing the Inn and the family. But history seems to be repeating itself, and the threats are becoming more and more terrifying. Hope must either run, or turn and fight for her new life.  (Amazon)




32602505Mystery novelist Sabrina Tate and her cat, Hitchcock, set out to catch a conniving killer in the next Bad Luck Cat mystery from the author of The Black Cat Knocks on Wood and Black Cat Crossing…

The town of Lavender, Texas is buzzing with tourists, and local businesses are pulling out all the stops for the annual Pumpkin Days Festival. On the eve of opening day, Sabrina comes face-to-face with her doppelganger, Tia Hartwell, a caricature artist at the festival. The similarities between the two women are striking, including their matching black cats.

Sabrina learns that her new twin Tia has an enemy: bad-tempered jewelry vendor Calvin Fisher. When Fisher is found slumped over dead in his pickup, Tia tops the suspect list. With the help of her feline sidekick, Sabrina must clear her new look-alike friend before she finds herself in a deadly case of double jeopardy.  (Goodreads)