New Releases For The Week Of October 15th, 2017–Part 3


Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of October 15th, 2017.  I am going to divide the list into 4 days because there are so very very many of them.  Today is the third day of my list.  Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading.  Enjoy and happy reading.



Dead Editor File (The Taylor Browning Cozy Mysteries Book 1) by [Collins, G G]“Oscar (cat) meet Victor. Victor this is Oscar. And may the best man win.”

Preston Endicott, Jr. was hated by most of his staff at Endicott Publishing, at least until he turned up dead in his locked executive office. Taylor Browning, the new mystery editor at the book publishing house, sees plenty of possible perps right in the office suite. But his employees were hardly the only people to count as suspects. His ex-wife wasn’t a fan either. Dominique Boucher, their bestselling author, just submitted her latest manuscript. It’s a locked-room mystery with a similar story line to the real life puzzle. About the only non-suspect is Taylor’s Abyssinian cat, Oscar, who manages to get in enough trouble on the domestic front.

Taylor doesn’t know who to trust and discovers her own life is in jeopardy. One thing is certain. She can’t edit her way out of this one!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle






Carnations and Chaos (Port Danby Cozy Mystery Book 2) by [Lovett, London]Lacey ‘Pink’ Pinkerton, the local flower shop owner, is thrilled to supply colorful flower arrangements for the Third Annual Food Fair being held in the Port Danby town square. But when one of the well-known but not so well-loved bloggers is found dead in her motel room, Lacey steps in to help Detective James Briggs solve the case. (Whether he likes it or not.)

Book 2 of the Port Danby Cozy Mystery Series.

1. Marigolds and Murder
2. Carnations and Chaos
3. Mistletoe and Mayhem (Coming November ’17)

Full-length novel ~50,000 words  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback







Under Attack (The Home Front Detective Series) by [Marston, Edward]



June, 1917. While another daylight air raid batters London, the body of respected businessman Gilbert Donohoe is fished from the Thames. Inspector Marmion struggles with the murder case alongside his anxieties for his now-missing son, Paul, but the pressure increases when the Metropolitan Police are the target of a series of vicious press attacks. As Marmion is pilloried in the press, he uncovers a seedy path through London which will lead him towards the killer.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover








EBlackjack Magic Murder (The Dead Ex Files Book 3) by [Kane, Claire, Crowe, Stan]xes Lacey and Victor go to Las Vegas to investigate the death of a magicians’ assistant. It’s not all smoke and mirrors, when rumors of black magic swirl around the case. As an angel, Victor has an advantage over the supernatural side, especially now that he’s getting special training in dealing with demons. As an investigative reporter with KZTB News Seattle, Lacey is excited to put her savvy sleuthing abilities to the test against a host of other strange and fantastical suspects.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle










Last Chance for Murder (Lisa Chance Cozy Mysteries Book 1) by [Richards, Estelle]One last chance to get things right.

Too old for Hollywood at age 29, Lisa Chance leaves her failed acting career and a cheating boyfriend in LA and goes home to Moss Creek, Arizona.

The Folly, a stately 1870s mansion in the middle of her hometown, has always drawn Lisa like a magnet. She thought she was done with that place, but now she has the chance to turn it into the coffee shop of her dreams.

But when a dead body turns up on the property, she’s the prime suspect in the murder. Can Lisa figure out whodunit, or will she lose her last chance at happiness?

Last Chance for Murder is the first book in a new cozy mystery series.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback






La Cena by [Baker, Robert Neil]Carol Champion is unsure she wants her late husband’s chair in a four-couple gourmet group to be filled by Mark Wilson. Mark is her best friend Megan’s husband’s new business partner. Megan dies hosting a dinner party weekend. No one in La Cena quite believes the death was accidental, and Megan’s passing affects all the group members. Carol inherits her executive job. Mark’s partnership with her husband is threatened. Trust fund money passes to Megan’s brother.

Carol and Mark soon find strong mutual attraction competing with suspicions Megan’s death raises as La Cena members turn on one another. The new lovers must unravel a tangle of financial affairs and a secret sexual liaison centered on a murky investment scheme if they are to come to fully trust each other and learn how Megan died.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback







A Matter of Loyalty (A Very English Mystery Book 3) by [Audley, Anselm, Edmondson, Elizabeth]January 1954. Mists cover the hills around Selchester. Someone at the research facility known as the Atomic is leaking secrets to Soviet Russia, and when nuclear scientist Bruno Rothesay goes missing, the British Intelligence Services are convinced he’s the mole. Hugo Hawksworth isn’t so sure. Then a body turns up, and Hugo’s instincts are proven correct. But if Rothesay wasn’t selling secrets to the Soviets, who is?

As Hugo digs deeper into buried connections and unlikely coincidences, he knows there’s more to this case than his London superiors believe. But following his instincts will pit him against the Establishment—and tangle him once again in the poisonous legacy of the late Lord Selchester.

As he closes in on the truth, Hugo finds himself confronted by an adversary who will stop at nothing, in a case that will prove the most personal of his career.

With a touch of Downton Abbey, a whisper of Agatha Christie and a nod to John Le Carré, A Matter Of Loyalty is the third and final book in this delightfully classic and witty murder-mystery series.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback





Killing Season: A Thriller by [Kellerman, Faye]New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman delivers an electrifying novel of suspense as a young man’s investigation into his sister’s death draws him into the path of a sadistic serial killer.

He went searching for the truth. Now a killer has found him.

The more you know, the more there is to fear…

Four years ago, fifteen-year-old Ellen Vicksburg went missing in the quiet town of River Remez, New Mexico. Ellen was kind, studious, and universally liked. Her younger brother, Ben, could imagine nothing worse than never knowing what happened to her—until, on the first anniversary of her death, he found her body in a shallow grave by the river’s edge.

Ben, now sixteen, is committed to finding the monster who abducted and strangled Ellen. Police believe she was the victim of a psychopath known as the Demon. But Ben—a math geek too smart for his high-school classes—continues to pore over the evidence at the local police precinct, gaining an unlikely ally in his school’s popular new girl, Ro Majors. In his sister’s files, Ben’s analytical mind sees patterns that don’t fit, tiny threads that he adds to the clues from other similar unsolved murders. As the body count rises, a picture emerges of an adversary who is as cunning and methodical as he is twisted.

At first the police view Ben’s investigation with suspicion. Soon his obsession will mark him as a threat. But uncovering the truth may not be enough to keep Ben and those he loves safe from a relentless killer who has nothing left to lose.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback





Dessert, Diamonds and Deadly Secrets Box Set: A Piece of Cake Mystery by [Winters, A.R.]Dessert, Diamonds and Dark Chocolate Cake

When Mindy investigates the death of an unpopular cafe owner, she uncovers a trail of diamonds and a secret life.

Carrot Cake and Cryptic Clues

When socialite Celeste Rocheford is murdered, Mindy’s best friend Beth Miller finds herself the prime suspect.

Mindy must prove Beth’s innocence and find the real killer – before it’s too late.

Danger, Deceit and Dark Chocolate Cake

A jazz-themed restuarant, a dangerous poisoning…

When Mindy and Beth are asked to look into a suspicious poisoning, they end up in the crosshairs of someone with a vendetta.

As their investigation reveals one secret after the other, the duo start to wonder what they’ve gotten into.

Praise for A.R. Winters:

“The perfect balance of being lighthearted, but still a serious page-turning mystery.” – Jaycie D,

“A fun cozy mystery with engaging and entertaining characters” – lq,

“A cute light read with a final twist at the end.” – Stacey Puleio,

Please Note: These books were previously published under the titles Dead Man’s Diamonds, Wacky Walnuts, and Jazzy Jeopardy.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle






Vineyard Prey: A Shakespeare in the Vineyard Mystery (Shakespeare in the Vineyard Mysteries Book 3) by [Price, Carole]Cait Pepper, owner of the Bening Estate vineyards, and navy SEAL Royal Tanner return to help friends who recently acquired a vineyard in Livermore, California. Sadie, an Amish girl, and her husband, Danny Lord, are excited about their new adventure of owning their own vineyard until agents from the Drug Enforcement Agency knock on their door. When Danny bought the property, he neglected to check the previous owners’ background and didn’t know about their drug connections. Desperate to save her friends from danger and embarrassment, Cait is torn between helping the Lords or the actors in her Shakespeare Festival. Will Cait’s cop skills be enough to save the Lords from the drug dealer—and the DEA—while avoiding another tragedy that could put her Shakespeare Festival in peril?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle









Secrets and Pies (A Callie's Kitchen Cozy Mystery Book 3) by [Kales, Jenny]If you can’t stand the heat, get out of Callie’s Kitchen! Greek-American restaurateur Callie Costas faces down another killer in picturesque Crystal Bay, Wisconsin. Recipes included!

Summertime in Crystal Bay means tourist season for Calliope “Callie” Costas, owner of Callie’s Kitchen, a Greek-meets-Midwest from-scratch eatery. Business is booming but so is the stress. Callie can barely keep up with the demand for her famous summer fruit pies and savory Greek delicacies, plus she’s agreed to bake dozens of “pitas” for the annual Greek Fest.

When Callie is asked to deliver cast party treats for a Murder Mystery Night at the historic Harris House, it seems like a welcome break from her hot stove. That is, until she finds herself an unwilling player in yet another suspicious death. Worse yet, the victim is a family friend and graduate student working on a project involving Crystal Bay’s colorful past.

Before long, a motley crew of suspects makes things as juicy as the succulent berries strewn around Callie’s Kitchen. And that’s not all Callie’s got on her plate. Add family obligations, a deepening romance with a local detective and unexpected personnel problems to the mix.

One thing’s for sure: Callie’s got the recipe for a long, hot summer!

Turn to the back of the book for delicious Greek and traditional Midwestern recipes!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle