Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of August 13th, 2017. I am going to divide the list into four days because there are so very many. Here is the first day of my list. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.
Danny Bird and the gang are back.
In this, the 3rd book of the popular series, life at The Marquess of Queensberry public house has returned to something resembling normality. Although his complicated love life is still in a state of some disarray, things are looking pretty rosy for Danny Bird.
Not for long…
Something horrible is discovered in the cellar, someone horrible comes to threaten one of the gang, and Danny and Lady Caroline are faced with some of their biggest challenges yet.
With local crime-lord Chopper Falzone keeping a watchful eye on his investment, Danny and Lady Caz must unmask a murderer, find some stolen diamonds and thwart a blackmailer – just another day at The Marq.
As the plot races breathlessly towards its conclusion, everyone realises that secrets, no matter how well hidden, can’t stay buried forever.
Praise for The Danny Bird Mysteries
“A witty and eloquent page turner with laugh out loud moments”
“A classic whodunit brought bang up to date.”
“A modern day Cluedo.”
“Impossible to compartmentalise into one genre, the plot twists and turns through a thoroughly modern tale that will have you totally hooked.”
“A book full of clever plotting.”
“Excellent pacy story, great characters and laugh out loud jokes in places.”
“Funny and ferociously complex.”
“This is a very, very good book. The writing makes it such an easy read. Character development is quite brilliant and I really felt for the protagonist. Would highly recommend.”
“Feels like a mash-up of Poirot and the best British sitcoms. And that’s a very good thing. Has all the makings of a cracking crime series.”
“Very different to any murder mystery I’ve read before, and I loved it. It had me laughing out loud times. A clever well written book that I highly recommend a definite must read.” (Goodreads)
Mistakes have consequences.
Funeral Director Jennifer Spencer’s mistake was not checking the weather report. A tornado wrecked havoc at the cemetery where a burial was to take place. First mistake.
An interior designer is murdered. Jennifer is determined to find the killer. Second mistake.
Adding to the business of running two funeral homes comes an illness, a wedding and potentially the most grave mistake of all.
Two mistakes too late. (Amazon)
Out of work and down on her luck, Lucie Rizzo is forced to do the one thing she’s long avoided—move home to her nutty, mob-infested family. A move that brings her back into the tempting arms of Frankie Falcone, the ex that never fails to make her heart sit up and beg.
When Lucie parlays her temporary dog-walking gig into a career making fancy dog accessories, Frankie becomes her number one supporter. Life starts to look like a walk in the park…until three of her bling-wearing clients are dogjacked.
Despite help from the on-again, off-again Mr. Fix-It in her life, Lucie is thrown into an investigation that’s more Goodfellas than good doggie. One that could shatter her new life and her second chance at love. (Goodreads)
**Agatha Award-winning Series!**
A bride with a talent for panning people online has left a trail of victims and ruined businesses in her wake. Was one of them angry enough to murder her?
For wedding planner Annabelle Archer, bridezillas come with the territory. But the latest difficult diva is also known for poisonous online reviews. When she and her groom are shot, the police don’t need to look any further than the victims of the bride’s one star reviews for potential suspects. Unfortunately, Annabelle and her colleagues are at the top of that list and rising fast as other suspects are murdered.
Review To A Kill is the fourth book in the Annabelle Archer cozy mystery series. If you like charming characters, fast-paced comedy, and behind-the-scenes glimpses into the wild world of weddings, then you’ll love the latest installment in Laura Durham’s Agatha award-winning wedding planner mystery series.
Buy For Better Or Hearse to read Annabelle’s next adventure today! (Goodreads)
Jonty Stewart and Orlando Coppersmith like nothing more than being given a mystery to solve. But what happens when you have to defend your greatest enemy on a charge of murder? (Amazon)
A Cupcakes-And-Crime Caper
A CEO, a nurse and a housekeeper: the one thing they have in common is murder victim, April Wilkins.
When cupcake-loving croupier Tiffany Black delves into the mysterious circumstances surrounding April’s death, she uncovers a world of deceit and high stakes… stakes high enough that the killer decides to target Tiffany next.
Meanwhile, Tiffany learns about her friend Stone’s past, Tiffany’s mother insists on introducing yet another persistent, bad date, and Nanna tries to “help” out on the case…
“Winters will have you giggling into your book!”
Praise for A.R. Winters:
“You fall in love with Tiffany Black from the start, and the mystery starts immediately” – Melissa Greenberg, Amazon.com Top 500 Reviewer
“The perfect balance of being lighthearted, but still a serious page-turning mystery.” – Jaycie D, Amazon.com
“A great mystery wrapped in humor and surprises.” – Amazon Customer (Amazon)
It is 1934. Returning to the West Country after their latest adventure in London, lady’s maid Verity Hunter and cook Joan Hart are ready to embrace a quieter life. Their mistress, the glamorous young heiress Dorothy Drew, is attempting to rein in her enthusiasm for too many cocktails and takes up the offer of a place to rest and recuperate from an old family friend, Mrs Ashford. All seems well, until the day after they arrive, when everyone in the house is struck down by what appears to be mushroom poisoning.
The deadly dish proves fatal for one unlucky soul. As Verity and Joan begin to delve deeper into the tangled relationships of the Ashford family and their guests, it becomes apparent that too many people have secrets to keep… some of which are worth killing for…
The Hidden House Murders is the third book in the historical mystery series, Miss Hart and Miss Hunter Investigate, by crime writer Celina Grace, author of The Kate Redman Mysteries.
Praise for the series from Amazon and Goodreads reviewers:
“Thoroughly enjoyed this read. I’ve been waiting for this story since the first of the Asharton novellas was published and I am very glad to see more of Joan and Verity. I think they are a great mystery team. Smart and active, but in a believable way. You don’t ever wonder how they could do what they do within the confines of their social roles and their “real” jobs are never thrown to the side.”
“Celina makes her characters someone you care about. I enjoyed this book and I am looking forward to the next book in the series. I would recommend this book to anyone that likes mysteries, especially period mysteries.”
” I love her writing style. This book does not disappoint. A great mix of mystery, humor and wonderful characters. All in a beautiful Manor. Very enjoyable read.”
“An intriguing, well written mystery set in the 1930s which will keep you glued until the last page!” (Goodreads)
BOOK SEVEN OF THE RAVENWOOD COVE COZY MYSTERY SERIES
It should be the happiest time of Amanda’s life, but when a televised cooking competition turns deadly, the bride becomes part of the mystery! Romance and weddings brings out the best in people, but it’s also true murder brings out long-lost hatred and hidden secrets. When it seems like everyone is lying, Amanda has no choice but to try to discover the truth.
Paperback and audiobook versions coming soon. Clean language, mild PG rating (because hey, there’s a dead guy..or maybe gal, in it). (Goodreads)