New Releases For The Week Of October 29th, 2017–Part 3

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 third day of my list.  Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading.  Enjoy and happy reading.


Slay Bells Ring (A Caprice De Luca Mystery) by [Smith, Karen Rose]It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, especially now that Caprice De Luca has wrapped up her holiday-themed staging gig at a stunning historic home in downtown Kismit, Pennsylvania. Behind all the red ribbon and glowing string lights, homeowners Chris and Sara Merriweather have it all. But Chris, a Vietnam vet who plays Santa every year at the community park, has been displaying strange behavior after a recent trip to Washington, D.C.

The joy of the season vanishes entirely when Chris is found murdered on Santa Lane, leaving behind his loyal malamute and lots of unfinished business. As Caprice uncovers hidden secrets in Santa’s workshop, the pressure is on to catch the candy cane-wielding culprit–before she’s next on a killer’s deadly wish list . . .

Watch for Karen’s new cozy mystery series in 2018–DAISY’S TEA GARDEN MYSTERIES, Book 1 Murder With Lemon Tea Cakes, January 2018  (Amazon)
Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

A country house murder mystery classic, as a party find themselves snowed-in on Christmas Eve with a murderer among them…

The snow is thick, the phone line is down, and no one is getting in or out of Warbeck Hall. All is set for a lovely Christmas, with friends and family gathered round the fire, except as the bells chime midnight, a murder is committed. But who is responsible? The scorned young lover? The lord’s passed-over cousin? The social climbing politician’s wife? The Czech history professor? The obsequious butler? And perhaps the real question is: Can they survive long enough to find out?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Hardcover, Paperback


The Marlboro Man: A Moira McElvaney Mystery by [Fee, Derek]Police Service of Northern Ireland detective Moira McElvaney is bored auditing lectures at Harvard University. On a visit to Martha’s Vineyard she gets co-opted into the search for a non-descript accountant who has disappeared while walking through Miami International Airport. The leader of the search is Frank Shea an ex-hedge fund manager, felon and best friend of Brendan Guilfoyle, Moira’s boyfriend.

Moira, Shea and a diverse set of characters traverse the East Coast of the US as they expose the criminal enterprise at the bottom of the disappearance.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle







Kate & Blake vs The Uncooperative Corpse (Kate & Blake Cozy Mysteries Book 4) by [Kahn, Dakota]Kate’s not crazy. She swears.

Sure, she sees ghosts. And she manages an enormous estate that was left to a cat. And she talks to herself all the time. But she’s not crazy.

So when she says she saw a man murdered in front of her, despite the lack of a body, despite the man’s family saying he’s fine, she knows it’s the truth.

And if it means uncovering a criminal conspiracy surrounding one of the town’s oldest, richest families, or going into open political warfare with the mayor, or even exploring terrifying ghost-filled tunnels in the surrounding woods, she’ll do it to solve the murder, even if nobody believes it took place.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle







Colton K-9 Cop (The Coltons of Shadow Creek) by [Fox, Addison]A cop confronts a deadly killer and explosive secrets in the latest chapter of The Coltons of Shadow Creek! 

For bomb squad K-9 officer Donovan Colton, nothing about a failed car bombing in his Texas hometown makes sense. Why would anyone target quiet, secretive accountant Bellamy Reeves, and why does his canine partner instantly trust her? Donovan is searching for his own mysterious past, but he can’t resist solving the riddle that is beautiful Bellamy.

After experiencing a tragic loss, Bellamy knows how hard it can be to trust. Threatened by her former employer, she is reluctant to open up to dangerously sexy Donovan—or his adorable dog! But the harder Donovan works to keep her safe, the more Bellamy longs to let what’s between them turn into something more—even as their lives are poised to be blown apart…

The Coltons of Shadow Creek  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback







Murder at St Philomena's (A Flora Maguire Mystery) by [Davison, Anita]The forgotten children of London are going missing, apparently being sold by their own families. Can Flora save them before it’s too late…

Flora Maguire‘s life is perfect – a beautiful home in Belgravia teeming with servants, a loving husband, and new baby Arthur to enjoy. But when she is invited to tour St Philomena’s Children’s Hospital in deprived Southwark, she gets a harsh insight into the darker side of Edwardian London.

Shocked by the conditions people are living in, she soon uncovers a scandal with a dark heart – children are going missing from the hospital, apparently sold by their own families, and their fate is too awful to imagine. With the police seemingly unable or unwilling to investigate, Flora teams up with the matron of the hospital, Alice Finch, to try to get to the bottom of it.

Soon Flora is immersed in the seedy, dangerous underbelly of criminal London, and time is running out to save the children. Will they get to them in time, or was their fate decided the day they were born poor…  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback







The Tapestry Bag: A gripping mystery, full of twists and turns (A Janie Juke mystery Book 1) by [Muir, Isabella]A young woman, Zara, goes missing, one year to the day that her boyfriend, Joel, was killed in a hit and run. Is Zara in danger? Is she still alive? What really happened to Joel and who is to blame?

In the quiet seaside town of Tamarisk Bay, the police appear to be doing little to find Zara. Her friend Janie decides to make it her mission to track her down. It’s the ‘swinging sixties’ and Janie fears that Zara may be mixed up with drugs, alcohol, or worse. As Janie explores the strange circumstances of Zara’s disappearance, she starts to question the truth about Joel’s death.

Janie runs the mobile library and has a passion for crime fiction, especially Agatha Christie. Can Poirot help Janie solve the mystery of Zara’s disappearance?

As she looks for clues she comes across some unsavoury characters who each have a reason for wanting Joel dead. Can Janie untangle the web of lies and find out the truth?

Special pre-order price before release date – just $0.99.

While you are waiting to read ‘The Tapestry Bag’, take a look at ‘Ivory Vellum’ – a collection of short stories from Isabella Muir, available on Kindle and paperback. One of the stories in ‘Ivory Vellum’ inspired Isabella Muir to write ‘The Tapestry Bag’ – see if you can spot which one!

Book 2 in the Janie Juke mystery series is now available for pre-order! Find out about Janie’s new case in ‘Lost Property’ – a tangle of secrets and lies, where the past holds all the answers.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback






Eve Lloyd's A Deadline Cozy Mystery Collection: All Tied Up & The Last Bite by [Sonia Parin]All Tied Up – It’s no accident. Eve Lloyd is a magnet for trouble.

On the brink of settling into an uneventful existence, Eve Lloyd turns her attention to a new venture. She’s going to open an inn and she thinks she’s found the perfect house. It should all be smooth sailing from there, but she’s developed a knack for landing right in the thick of it. This time, she stumbles on a body in the least likely place and her fingerprints are all over the handcuffs found on the murder victim.

As the suspects list grows, and the dream of running an inn evaporates, she becomes a target of the killer’s rage. Despite trying to keep her nose out of other people’s business, it seems the only way she can get her life back on track is if she sets a trap for the killer.

The Last Bite – Eve Lloyd’s childhood nemesis, Charlotte McLain, is getting married. Nothing will induce Eve to attend. Nothing except… blackmail. From the start, everything about this wedding rings alarm bells for Eve. The location, the groom, the guests. The bride. But that’s nothing unusual. The odds of everything going right are stacked in the bride’s favor. There have already been several deaths on the island. Lighting surely wouldn’t strike again. When the groom suddenly dies, all fingers of blame are pointed directly at Eve. After all, she had opportunity and plenty of motives.

She’s been framed and despite trying to keep her nose out of trouble, she’s now been dragged right back into the thick of it. The list of suspects is extensive, but she’s sure she can narrow it down to… at least a half dozen people.

Clean read: no graphic violence, sex, or strong language but lots of fun, quirky dialogue & characters.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle






The Hobby: Part 1 & 2 by [Swyers, Pamela]


As a teen, fitness instructor Haley Jo Smith was brutally attacked. Years later she seems to have the perfect life, but what secrets lie beneath the surface? Haley Jo continues her search for peace while dealing with some tough consequences.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback












An Unexpected Legacy by [Anguish, Amy]Smoothies brought them together, but would the past tear them apart?

When Chad Manning introduces himself to Jessica Garcia at her favorite smoothie shop, it’s like he stepped out of one of her romance novels. But as she tentatively walks into a relationship with this man of her dreams, secrets from their past threaten to shatter their already fragile bond. Chad and Jessica must struggle to figure out if their relationship has a chance or if there is nothing between them but a love of smoothies.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback









Lowcountry Box Set (A Liz Talbot Mystery) by [Boyer, Susan M.]Well, isn’t this a lowcountry delight? The first three Liz Talbot mysteries are bundled up and ready to read. The first was an Agatha Award winner for Best First Novel and hit the USA Today bestseller list. Actually, each of these three hit that list and more.

This series has been praised by critical publications including Library Journal, Mystery Scene Magazine, Fresh Fiction, and endorsed by authors such as Carolyn Hart and Charlaine Harris.

Once you finish the third book, you’ll be pleased as punch to know Susan’s written up 6 books in this series (the 7th is about to hit her editor’s desk) (and she CANNOT wait to see what Liz gets herself into next).

This is a limited time box set. Seriously, limited time. It’ll be over lickety split and that’ll be that. So don’t wait. Buy one for yourself and spread the word. Your friends and book clubbers will thank you.

Private Investigator Liz Talbot is a modern Southern belle: she blesses hearts and takes names. She carries her Sig 9 in her Kate Spade handbag, and her golden retriever, Rhett, rides shotgun in her hybrid Escape. When her grandmother is murdered, Liz high-tails it back to her South Carolina island home to find the killer.
She’s fit to be tied when her police-chief brother shuts her out of the investigation, so she opens her own. Then her long-dead best friend pops in and things really get complicated.

When more folks start turning up dead in this small seaside town, Liz must use more than just her wits and charm to keep her family safe, chase down clues from the hereafter, and catch a psychopath before he catches her.

Liz Talbot thinks she’s seen another ghost when she meets Calista McQueen. She’s the spitting image of Marilyn Monroe. Born precisely fifty years after the ill-fated star, Calista’s life has eerily mirrored the late starlet’s—and she fears the looming anniversary of Marilyn’s death will also be hers.

Before Liz can open a case file, Calista’s life coach is executed. Suspicious characters swarm around Calista like mosquitoes on a sultry lowcountry evening. Liz digs in to find a motive for murder, but she’s besieged with distractions. Her ex has marriage and babies on his mind. Her too-sexy partner engages in a campaign of repeat seduction. Mamma needs help with Daddy’s devotion to bad habits. And a gang of wild hogs is running loose on Stella Maris.

With the heat index approaching triple digits, Liz races to uncover a diabolical murder plot in time to save not only Calista’s life, but also her own.

Where is Kent Heyward? The twenty-three-year-old heiress from one of Charleston’s oldest families vanished a month ago. When her father hires private investigator Liz Talbot, Liz suspects the most difficult part of her job will be convincing the patriarch his daughter tired of his overbearing nature and left town. That’s what the Charleston Police Department believes.

But behind the garden walls South of Broad, family secrets pop up like weeds in the azaleas. The neighbors recollect violent arguments between Kent and her parents. Eccentric twin uncles and a gaggle of cousins covet the family fortune. And the lingering spirit of a Civil-War-era debutante may know something if Colleen, Liz’s dead best friend, can get her to talk.

Liz juggles her case, the partner she’s in love with, and the family she adores. But the closer she gets to what has become of Kent, the closer Liz dances to her own grave.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle



Finding Justice (A Rescue Alaska Mystery Book 1) by [Daley, Kathi]Rescue Alaska is the eighth series by USA Today Bestselling Author Kathi Daley. It is a warm yet fast moving mystery series with a light paranormal twist.

Rescue Alaska is a small town in northern Alaska where visitors come to hike and ski. Harmony Carson is a lifelong resident who volunteers as a member of the local search and rescue team. Harmony has a unique gift which she often considers a curse. She is able to ‘see’ the individuals she is meant to help rescue, and more often than not she can feel their fear and their pain as well. When she isn’t aiding in a rescue, Harmony works at Neverland – the bar owned by her brother in law Jake, and volunteers at the local animal shelter. Harmony lives in a rustic cabin with six dogs, four cats, six kittens, eight rabbits, and a blind mule named Homer.

In this first book in the series, a longtime local, Tim Maverick, sends his old friend, Harley Medford, a letter with a photo stating that if he should turn up dead at some point in the near future, the man in the photo is the one who killed him. When Tim is found dead only two weeks later, Harley comes to Rescue to find the man he is convinced killed Tim. He hears that Harmony has a reputation for finding people so he enlists her help. The journey to find the truth behind Tim’s untimely death, will take Harmony on a journey of discovery she never saw coming.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback