New Releases For The Week Of August 27th, 2017–Part 1


Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of August 27th, 2017.  I am going to divide the list into 4 days because there are so very many new releases.  Today is the first day of my list.  Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading.  Enjoy and happy reading.

Study in Gold, A: A contemporary British mystery set in Oxford (An Oxford Dogwalker Mystery) by [Dalton, Annie]A Second World War-themed murder mystery weekend ends in murder for real.

Having reluctantly agreed to make up the numbers at a World War II-themed murder mystery weekend at Mortmead Hall, Anna Hopkins and her fellow dogwalkers, Isadora and Tansy, enjoy themselves far more than they’d expected. Not for long. The weekend’s festivities come to an abrupt halt when a body is discovered floating in the ornamental pond.

Who was the mysterious woman in the red dress who attended the event without a ticket? As Anna and her friends delve further, they find themselves caught up in a web of intrigue that leads to a lost painting and a devastating wartime secret: a secret that involves Anna’s own family. Was her late father really guilty of a monstrous crime …?  (Amazon)

33305845As the head of a bustling crafting retreat, Cora Chevalier could use a break of her own. So she and her creative cohorts temporarily swap small-town Indigo Gap for the Sea Glass Island Craft Retreat, where they teach classes and create beachy crafts like shell mosaics and sea glass chimes. Cora and her boyfriend Adrian are enchanted by their surroundings—especially the stunning wedding and blissful newlyweds they encounter on the beach. But awe becomes shock when the bride turns up dead the next day . . .

The woman’s death appears to be the result of a severe jellyfish sting. But when it’s revealed that she was murdered and Adrian becomes a suspect, Cora must hitch the real culprit to the crime—and fast. Because it just might take everything she has to crack a case more twisted than her most complex macramé knot! (Goodreads)

35620713When sabotage threatens the Rudin Sugar Factory, Detective Jasper Hollock believes this will be his first real case. But dear Mr. Rudin—the only father Jasper has ever known—holds a different assignment for his private investigator.

“I’ve struck a deal with God, Jasper, and you’re my angel.”

Mr. Rudin charges Jasper to build a “case” of reasons for his employer to continue his life. If he fails, Mr. Rudin will end it in suicide on Christmas night.

As the incidents at the factory become life threatening, Jasper’s attempts at dissuading Mr. Rudin prove futile. Time is ticking. Jasper must solve both cases by Christmas before Mr. Rudin and the company are dragged to perdition. (Goodreads)

Dead Reckoning and Murderous Intent, A Red Pine Falls Cozy Mystery (Red Pine Falls Cozy Mysteries Book 4) by [Blackmoore, Angela C]

Angela and her grandmother are invited to an innocent little dinner hosted by Senator Clark. Everyone knows it’s a trap. The Senator has done too much to the Morgan family to be trusted, but the only way to find out what the Senator is up to, is to walk in with their eyes open.

But who is the trap really for? There is far more at stake than anyone can guess, even Abby Morgan. Will her famous wits figure out the mystery in time, or will the town of Red Pine Falls lose more than it can afford?

Find out by reading Dead Reckoning and Murderous Intent, Book 4 in the Red Pine Falls Cozy Mystery series.

Banshees and Babysitters : A Mommy Cozy Paranormal Mystery (Mystic Cove Mysteries Book 3) by [Allen, Amanda A.]

Scarlett and her daughters are recovering from all they’ve been through since their family fell apart and then being sucked into two murder investigations. Scarlett is further devastated by her life-long best friend leaving town, and she’s showing the strain.

Her family finally convinces Scarlett to stop working so hard and take a break. She finds a babysitter she trusts and takes some time for herself. When she comes home, she finds her daughters alone, her babysitter missing, and a disturbing foretelling that has been left behind.



Nora Newberry is back in her latest whodunit!  And this time she’s going digital!

When a young lady disappears, Nora finds the residents of Milburn, Wyoming surprisingly unconcerned.  But this is because they knew it was coming.  After all, Lulu had been complaining about her “dinky, little town” for years, vowing to leave it one day.

But not everyone is convinced that she left of her own accord.

Lulu’s best friend, Val, swears that something isn’t right about her disappearance.  And it seems Nora is the only one who will listen.  Unfortunately, finding Lulu proves to be more difficult than either of them anticipated.  And the twisted trail they follow, both online & off, may prove more dangerous for the seekers than for the lost…

Join Nora on her latest adventure, Death On Social Media!

Death On Social Media is a novella-length installment of Bestselling Author Nancy McGovern’s popular culinary cozy mystery series, “A Murder In Milburn”.  There are 6 full-length novels & 4 other novellas in the series, one of which you can get for FREE!  Just look for the Special Offer in this book!

Don’t forget to check out the rest of Nancy McGovern’s books & series on her Amazon Author Page (AuthorNancyMcG)!  Follow her there for updates on her future releases and be sure to join her mailing list (inside) for even more goodies!  (Amazon)






Murder, She Floats (A Penning Trouble Mystery) by [Stapleton, Rachael]It’s the end of the summer and Journalist Penelope Trubble has returned home to help her father with the Private Eye business. With a contest prize of ten thousand dollars on the line, the town is full of summer vacationers on the hunt for the rare 1913 Liberty Head nickel that was lost to Bohemian Lake over fifty years ago. With the help of spitfire local, Eve Berns and Cody Lumos, the town’s handsome new detective, amateur sleuth Lucky Penny takes the bait and goes diving for the story behind the legend of the million dollar coin. Unfortunately, her dive turns up more bodies than missing treasure. The deeper she digs, the more secrets she finds hidden in the sand, but will she be buried along with them?  (Amazon)







Rubies in the Roses (Cornish Castle Mystery, Book 2) by [Conroy, Vivian]Welcome to Cornisea island and spend your summer holidays in a Cornish Castle.

Guinevere Evans has a dream summer job: cataloguing books at a castle on a tidal island off the coast of Cornwall. With her perky dachshund Dolly by her side she explores the island’s colourful history, tries fabulous local food and sees the gorgeous sunsets.

But when an old friend of her employer drops in, claiming a rare bejewelled wedding goblet is hidden in the castle gardens, strange events start to take place: several people turn up claiming they have a right to the elusive goblet, and a dead body is found on the beach.

An unfortunate accident, or does this death relate to the struggle for ownership of the goblet? Is there even a goblet?

Guinevere and Dolly dig in and discover plenty of motives to lie, steal and yes, maybe even kill. Can they prove what really happened to the victim and what became of the precious rubies that are at the heart of the mystery? (Amazon)







24612097In the first in this cat-filled cozy series, aspiring mystery author Sabrina Tate is about to discover that when it comes to solving murders, her new feline friend Hitchcock is a master of sleuthing…

Sabrina has never been the superstitious type. Still, when she moves to Lavender, Texas, to write her first novel and help her Aunt Rowe manage her vacation rental business, Sabrina can’t avoid listening to the rumors that a local black cat is a jinx—especially after the stray in question leads her directly to the scene of a murder.

The deceased turns out to be none other than her Aunt Rowe’s awful cousin Bobby Joe Flowers, a known cheat and womanizer who had no shortage of enemies. The only problem is that Aunt Rowe and Bobby Joe had quarreled just before the cousin turned up dead, leaving Rowe at the top of the long list of suspects. Now it’s up to Sabrina to clear her aunt’s name. Luckily for her, she’s got a new sidekick, Hitchcock the Bad Luck Cat, to help her sniff out clues and stalk a killer before Aunt Rowe winds up the victim of even more misfortune… (Goodreads)