New Releases For The Week Of October 29th, 2017–Part 2


Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of October 29th, 2017.  I am going to divide the list into 4 days because there are so very very many of them.  Today is the second day of my list.  Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading.  Enjoy and happy reading



Death, Taxes, and a Shotgun Wedding: A Tara Holloway Novel by [Kelly, Diane]LOVE BEGINS—AND ENDS—WITH A BANG.
For IRS Special Agent Tara Holloway, this case is personal…

Wedding bells are ringing as Tara and her soon-to-be-husband Nick prepare for their big day. But along with all the RSVP cards are a series of death threats from an unknown source. The culprit must be someone from an earlier investigation—a white-collar criminal with a red-hot grudge—but Tara has run across too many lawbreakers to narrow down the search. And time, like her biological clock, is ticking.Now, while dodging attempts on her life, Tara also finds herself embroiled in a rental scam in which a heartless crook is ripping people off left and right. Will she be able to track down the con artist and make it down the aisle in one piece? Or will “til death do us part” come before Tara can even say “I do”?

“This series [is] a real winner.”—Fresh Fiction  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback








Crazy Like a Fox: A Novel ("Sister" Jane) by [Brown, Rita Mae]In this thrilling new foxhunting mystery from New York Times bestselling author Rita Mae Brown, an investigation into a missing and valuable object flushes out murder, ghosts, and old family rivalries. Now “Sister” Jane Arnold and a pack of four-legged friends must catch the scent of a killer and unearth a long-buried truth.

As the calendar turns, the crisp October winds bode well for this year’s hunting season. But before the bugle sounds, Sister Jane takes a scenic drive up the Blue Ridge Mountains for a board meeting at the Museum of Hounds and Hunting. Brimming with colorful stories and mementos from hunts of yore, the mansion is plunged into mystery when a venerable hunting horn is stolen right out of its case. The only clue, on a left-behind cell phone, is what seems to be a “selfie” video of the horn’s original owner, Wesley Carruthers—deceased since 1954.

Odder still, Wesley’s body was never found. When Sister makes a discovery that may explain his unsolved disappearance, it leads her back to the Jefferson Hunt at midcentury, with her faithful hounds at her side. But as the clues quickly mount, Sister is no longer sure if she’s pursuing a priceless artifact, a thief, Wesley’s killer . . . or a ghost. The only certainty is that someone wants to put Sister off the chase—perhaps permanently.

Teeming with familiar and beloved characters, intrigue, and the rich local history of Virginia’s horse country, Crazy Like a Fox races toward its stunning conclusion in full cry and packed with plenty of surprises. Once again, Rita Mae Brown dazzles and delights in her irresistible style, with a novel readers are certain to be crazy about.
Praise for Rita Mae Brown

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

“Cunning foxes, sensible hounds and sweet-tempered horses are among the sparkling conversationalists in this charming series.”—The New York Times Book Review

Fox Tracks

“[Brown] enlivens a timely tale with . . . amusing accounts of her four-legged creations and delightful descriptions of the central Virginia countryside.”Richmond Times-Dispatch

Hounded to Death

“Fast-paced and filled with scenes from the world of fox hunting . . . Brown delivers the brush.”—The Baltimore Sun

The Tell-Tale Horse

“Grabs readers from the opening scene and gallops through to the very surprising end.”—Horse Illustrated

The Hounds and the Fury

“An intriguing story.”—Associated Press  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover








Subverting Justice: A Jack Taggart Mystery by [Easton, Don]


Jack Taggart never thought he would miss Damien Zabat, until his old nemesis was unseated by a new head of the Satans Wrath motorcycle gang. Now the new boss is settling old scores, and Taggart’s family are on his revenge list. His superiors tell him to hold back, but Taggart knows a bit about vengeance, too.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback












That Old Witch!: The Coffee Coven's Cozy Capers: Book 1 by [Andrews, M.Z.]There’s a new squad in town…

Seniors, Phyllis Habernackle and Char Bailey are witches with a problem. Dealing with the recent loss of one of their oldest and dearest college friends, the women discover the dearly departed has bequeathed her estate to them! Unfortunately, she didn’t leave it only to them. She also left it to two other old witches. Decades ago, the five women had been inseparable while together attending the Paranormal Institute for Witches, situated high in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains in cozy, Aspen Falls, Pennsylvania. But thanks to a betrayal no one saw coming, they’ve been feuding ever since.

Now the four witches, along with one geriatric mother, must come together to discover what tore them apart all those years ago and unravel a new mystery that is bigger than any of them could have ever anticipated. Will it pull them closer together? Or will the wedge that kept them apart for decades widen and ruin their friendship forever?

For fans of The Witch Squad Cozy Mystery Series – this new spin-off features an off-beat cast of hilarious witches that will have you laughing out loud. Rejoin old friends, Phyllis, Char, and Vic and meet new friends Loni Hodges and Gwyn and Hazel Prescott. Plus enjoy cameo appearances by some of your favorite characters from The Witch Squad.

Some mature language present in this book.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle








Spell Hath No Fury (Fate Weaver Book 5) by [Welling, ReGina, Lynn, Erin]…like a witch scorned.

Lexi Balefire figures she can handle a little competition when a rival matchmaker comes to town. But Lexi isn’t expecting to have her entire life turned upside down.

When Lexi’s true love, Kin Clark, returns from his rock tour without even letting her know he’s back in town, Lexi discovers she’s got more in common with her former arch-nemesis, Serena Snodgrass, than she ever thought possible.
Now, with her demigod half-brother—also the father of Serena’s unborn baby—back in the picture, Lexi must sidestep his attempts to sabotage her matches while watching her own love life go down the toilet.


The Fate Weaver series featuring Lexi Balefire, matchmaking witch, has elements of mystery, romance, and the supernatural. Take a walk on the lighter side of urban fantasy—all the fun, but less of it between the sheets. Mild language.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle








The Empty Cradle: A Cozy Witch Mystery (The Maid, Mother, and Crone Paranormal Mystery Series Book 2) by [Nojack, Jill]Natalie Taylor, high priestess of the local coven, can be one crusty old curmudgeon. Even so, she doesn’t like to throw cold water on happy events in the quirky town of Giles. But when mysterious triplets are born to a magical family, she’s wary of the role the previous high priestess played in their births.

When a local resident is killed, one of the triplets goes missing, and rumors fly about a monster in Corey Woods, it all points to one conclusion; her old foe has a hold on the town from beyond the grave. With magic involved in the crime, it’s her duty to find the missing child and bring the murderer to justice.

But how can she keep Police Chief Karl Denton from getting in her way? That man couldn’t see a magical event if if kissed him on the lips and waltzed him around the room backwards. Still, even if she does manage to sneak in under his radar, it’s going to take help from both the living and the dead to fill the town’s empty cradle.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle









Murder in an English Village (A Beryl and Edwina Mystery) by [Ellicott, Jessica]As friends, the boisterous and brash American Beryl couldn’t be less alike than the prim and proper British Edwina. But as sleuths in an England recovering from the Great War, they’re the perfect match . . .

1920: Flying in the face of convention, legendary American adventuress Beryl Helliwell never fails to surprise and shock. The last thing her adoring public would expect is that she craves some peace and quiet. The humdrum hamlet of Walmsley Parva in the English countryside seems just the ticket. And, honestly, until America comes to its senses and repeals Prohibition, Beryl has no intention of returning stateside and subjecting herself to bathtub gin.

For over three decades, Edwina Davenport has lived comfortably in Walmsley Parva, but the post–World War I bust has left her in dire financial straits and forced her to advertise for a lodger. When her long-lost school chum Beryl arrives on her doorstep—actually crashes into it in her red motorcar—Edwina welcomes her old friend as her new roommate.

But her idyllic hometown has a hidden sinister side, and when the two friends are drawn in, they decide to set up shop as private inquiry agents, helping Edwina to make ends meet and satisfying Beryl’s thirst for adventure. Now this odd couple will need to put their heads together to catch a killer—before this sleepy English village becomes their final resting place . . .  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover








A Stingray Christmas (Arlie Undercover Book 1) by [Haviland, Dani]


Undercover Detective Arlie Biggar had only seen the woman who bore his son five years ago on video. Now that they were in danger, he’d move from Alaska to Arizona to protect them…without letting them know who he was.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Sins of a Vegan: An Alcrest Story (The Alcrest Mysteries) by [Oliver, Lorne]


The star of a popular Canadian soap opera shows up dead and the only suspect is the sous chef of the Alcrest Gastropub who snubbed her at a vegan protest. Spencer has no choice but to go into the world of a television show to flesh out suspects and find what other sins the vegan may have.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Black Arts, Tarts & Gypsy Carts: A Cozy Witch Mystery (Spells & Caramels Book 2) by [Johnson, Erin]With the Summer Sea Carnival visiting the enchanted island of Bijou Mer, Imogen jumps at the chance to help run the royal bakery booth. It’ll get her out of the palace and allow her to continue avoiding her feelings for a certain engaged prince.

Imogen’s plans to lay low are shattered when the world-famous necromancer, Madame Zerna, is found dead, sawed in half on the dark magician’s table and Imogen’s friend Rhonda is caught red-handed. With incriminating evidence piling up against Rhonda, Zerna’s rival, Imogen promises to help clear her name by finding the real murderer.

But between running the booth, encouraging Maple as she struggles to lead as head baker, and taking spell lessons from the friendly strong man, Imogen’s got her hands full. And it’s no easier getting information from the evasive dark magician or Madame Zerna’s secretive assistant. Even Rhonda’s hiding something.

With the Night of the Dead fast approaching, and Rhonda headed for a maximum security witch prison, Imogen races to unearth the real killer in time to save her friend. But in a mysterious carnival where nothing’s as it seems, will Imogen have the magical powers to keep from being on the chopping block herself?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback








Wisteria Wyverns (Wisteria Witches Mysteries Book 5) by [Pepper, Angela]Don’t you hate it when you pull on a pair of ratty old jeans to quickly run out for ice cream, and you run into your reanimated mom, who you haven’t seen in years (on account of her being dead), and then you both get trapped in an honest-to-goodness castle when it gets locked down for a homicide investigation? Yeah, Zara Riddle hates that, too. But the redheaded librarian witch is going to make the best of a weird situation.

Zara’s catching up with her… what’s the word? Zombie mom. Yeah. Zara’s reconnecting with her zombie mom, and things are about as “normal” as you’d expect for Wisteria until they’re joined by an old friend from the Riddles’ past, plus someone who looks exactly like Chet but isn’t Chet, as well as a new ghost who holds the key to magical crimes both old and new. Plus you won’t believe who Zirconia Riddle is dating.

The wild ride continues in Wisteria Witches Book 5, WISTERIA WYVERNS. You do like wyverns, don’t you? Even the small, sarcastic, telepathic ones?

WISTERIA WYVERNS is a complete, full-length novel in the hit series with millions of Kindle Unlimited pagereads.

Note: This is the biggest book in the series yet. At over 105,000 words, these witch cozies are now bordering on epic. Epic cozies? Is that even a thing? Be warned: Once you start reading this one, everything else in your life is going to have to wait a while!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle









Thread the Halls (A Mainely Needlepoint Mystery) by [Wait, Lea]Christmas in Haven Harbor, Maine, means family, trouble, and murder . . .
This Yuletide season, there’s no time for Angie Curtis and Patrick West to linger under the mistletoe. Patrick’s being needled by his mother—movie star Skye West—to set the stage for a perfect white Christmas as she brings her costar, screenwriters, and director home for the holidays. With his mother’s long list of wishes, Patrick’s becoming unraveled. To help, the Mainely Needlepointers offer to decorate Skye’s Victorian mansion and create needlepoint pillows as gifts for the guests.

But not long after the celebrity celebrants invade Haven Harbor, an unscripted tragedy occurs. Then some questionable Christmas cookies make Patrick sick. Before Santa arrives at the town pier on a lobster boat, Angie and the Needlepointers need to trim down the naughty list, catch a cold-hearted killer, and wrap up the case . . .   (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback