Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of June 11th, 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.
Victor St. John thinks stunning news reporter Lacey Ling is his match made in Heaven, even after she dumps him. On the night he plans to win her back, he’s stopped by a small inconvenience—his own murder. Despite newfound hobbies of dodging demons and suffering the snarky demands of his deceased cat-turned-spirit guide, Victor is literally dead-set on finding out whodunit. With help from the woman he loves, of course.
When Victor’s spirit comes calling, Lacey thinks she’s gone nuts. The last thing she needs is to be haunted by her love-sick ex. Surprisingly, she finds that Victor actually does make a good partner… in detective work. But will a supernatural helper be enough to prevent her own untimely demise? (Goodreads)
When a Machiavellian voice professor has his school in a stranglehold, Who doesn’t want to silence him?
Meet Buddy, Dasher, and Rory, three adoring fur boys often in the care of Hannah, the ever-efficient admin at Hopewell Music Academy, site of Lia’s latest mural commission. Hannah can juggle anything the academy tosses at her, except the voice professor who owns the fur boys and whose demoralizing and career-crushing ways are the dark underbelly of the prestigious academy.
When Lia and Peter trip over the the professor’s corpse, it’s impossible to find someone who doesn‘t want him dead. Good thing it’s not Peter’s case. Or it wouldn’t be, if not for a mysterious informant determined to drag him in. With Peter hamstrung by departmental politics, it’s time for Lia and the dog park gang step in. (Goodreads)
Horse thieving is a hanging offense…
Catherine Nelson will always be the enemy to Patrick Shaw. She stole his dream when she purchased Beltene, the most famous horse breeding farm in Ireland—a farm Patrick worked a lifetime to build.
When Catherine turns over the training of Limerick, a stallion Patrick raised, to a “win at all costs” trainer, Patrick knows the horse is in danger. But the green-eyed, upper-crust, she-devil won’t listen to reason.
Limerick is stolen and Patrick is the prime suspect in the crime.
When it seems all hope is lost, Familiar, the black cat detective, steps into the middle of the case. He has to find the truth before a terrible injustice occurs and before another beautiful racehorse is crippled and ruined by a ruthless trainer. (Goodreads)
“Rose Pressey’s books are fun!” Janet Evanovich
A man is found murdered on the beach in Miami, and the contact information of a local private detective is found on his body.
Now P.I. Maggie Thomas is thrown into the case. Why had the murdered man been looking for her? But there’s more than one murder to solve, and she’s determined to prove that she has top notch detective skills, despite what handsome detective Jake Jackson thinks.
Lucky for Maggie she has the help of her orthopedic shoe-wearing assistant Dorothy Raye. Knitting needles make good weapons in a life or death situation, and Dorothy’s not afraid to use them! (Goodreads)
It’s best to keep the past dead and buried…unless forgotten secrets threaten Ravenwood Cove’s future.
Amanda loves her old-fashioned beach town, but when a grisly discovery uncovers an old mystery, she begins to wonder just how many secrets her friends are keeping from her. (Goodreads)
Allison Campbell accepted a dream assignment: a visit to the Italian Dolomites to help Hollywood socialite Elle Rose reinvent herself. A guest cottage on the grounds of Elle’s historic castle promises to be a much-needed respite from Allison’s harried life on the Philadelphia Main Line, and the picturesque region, with its sharp peaks, rolling pastures, and medieval churches, is the perfect spot from which to plan her upcoming wedding.
Only this idyllic retreat is anything but peaceful. There are the other visitors—an entourage of back-biting expats and Hollywood VIPs. There’s Elle’s famous rock star father, now a shadowy recluse hovering behind the castle’s closed doors. And then there’s Elle’s erratic behavior. Nothing is as it seems. After a guest plummets to her death from a cliff on the castle grounds, Allison’s trip of a lifetime turns nightmarish—but before she can journey home, Allison must catch a killer.
“This fast-paced, adrenaline-fueled and action-packed drama immediately pulled me in, never letting go until the last sentence was read… can’t wait to read the next book in this terrific series.” – Dru’s Book Musings
“Tyson paints image consultant Allison Campbell with an intricate brush, telling an emotional, riveting, and gripping story in Dying Brand. I loved it! A must read for mystery fans.” – Gretchen Archer, USA Today Bestselling Author of the Davis Way Crime Caper Series
“Narratives alternate in this continually shifting novel, as characters evaluate their relationships with old lovers and are surprised by new ones. The main plot holds all of the stories together though, and it is Allison who drives the mystery with her own compulsions and vulnerability…This is a truly unique and enjoyable series of reinvention and, oddly enough, acceptance.” – Kings River Life Magazine
“Engaging, intelligent, and riveting, Dying Brand kept me on the edge of my seat—guessing until the end. Bravo!” –Mollie Cox Bryan, Author of the Agatha Nominated Cumberland Creek Series
“Fans of Wendy Tyson’s ingenious mystery series will gobble up this newest addition. Dying Brand delivers a complex puzzle mystery with a colorful cast and plenty of twists. Image consultant Allison Campbell rushes back into action, and readers will find themselves racing with her to the surprising conclusion of this fast-paced whodunit.” – Carla Norton, Bestselling Author of The Edge of Normal (Goodreads)
When 28-year-old Agnes Blythe, the contented bifocals-wearing half of an academic power couple, is jilted by her professor boyfriend for the town Pilates instructor, her future is suddenly less than certain. So when her glamorous, eccentric Great Aunt Effie arrives in town and offers a job helping to salvage the condemned Stagecoach Inn, what does Agnes have to lose? But work at the inn has barely begun when the unlikely duo find the body of manipulative Kathleen Todd, with whom Agnes and Effie both have recently had words. Words strong enough to land them at the top of the suspect list.
The pair have clearly been framed, but no one else seems interested in finding the real murderer and Agnes and Effie’s sleuthing expertise is not exactly slick. Nevertheless, they’re soon investigating a suspect list with laundry dirtier than a middle school soccer team’s and navigating threats, car chases, shotgun blasts, and awkward strolls down memory lane.
In Bad Housekeeping, the first novel in the Agnes & Effie cozy mystery series by Maia Chance, danger mounts, deadlines loom, ancient knob-and-tube wiring is explored, and the ladies learn a thing or two about the awful, wonderful mistake that is going back home. (Goodreads)