New Releases For The Week Of October 29th, 2017–Part 4

 

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 fourth and final day of my list for this week..  Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading.  Enjoy and happy reading

 

 

The Secret, Book & Scone Society by [Adams, Ellery]From New York Times bestselling author Ellery Adams comes the first in an intriguing new series set within a quirky small-town club where the key to happiness, friendship—or solving a murder—can all be found within the pages of the right book . . . 

Miracle Springs, North Carolina, is a place of healing. Strangers flock here hoping the natural hot springs, five-star cuisine, and renowned spa can cure their ills. If none of that works, they often find their way to Miracle Books, where, over a fresh-baked “comfort” scone from the Gingerbread House bakery, they exchange their stories with owner Nora Pennington in return for a carefully chosen book. That’s Nora’s special talent—prescribing the perfect novel to ease a person’s deepest pain and lighten their heaviest burden.

When a visiting businessman reaches out to Nora for guidance, she knows exactly which novels will help. But before he can keep their appointment at Miracle Books, he’s found dead on the train tracks.

Stunned, Nora forms the Secret, Book, and Scone Society, a group of damaged souls yearning to gain trust and earn redemption by helping others. To join the society, members must divulge their darkest secret—the terrible truth that brought each of them to Miracle Springs in the first place.

Determined to uncover the truth behind the businessman’s demise, the women meet in Nora’s cramped and cozy bookstore to share stories and trade support. And as they untangle a web of corruption, they also discover their own courage, purpose, and a sisterhood that will carry them through every challenge—proving it’s never too late to turn the page and start over . . .  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover

 

 

 

 

The Glamorous Dead by [Gates, Suzanne]Set in the dream factory of the 1940s, this glittering debut novel follows a young Hollywood hopeful into a star-studded web of scandal, celebrity, and murder . . .

The chipped pink nail polish is a dead giveaway—no pun intended. When a human thumb is discovered near a Hollywood nightclub, it doesn’t take long for the police to identify its owner. Miss Penny Harp would recognize that pink anywhere: it belongs to her best friend, Rosemary. And so does the rest of the body buried beneath it. Rosemary, with the beauty and talent, who stood out from all other extras on the Paramount lot. She was the one whose name was destined for a movie marquee—not for the obituaries. And for an extra twist, now an LAPD detective thinks Penny is the one who killed her . . .

Penny is determined to prove her innocence—with a little help from an unlikely ally, the world-famous queen of film noir, Barbara Stanwyck. Penny met “Stany” on the set of Paramount’s classic comedy The Lady Eve, where the star took an instant liking to her. With Stany’s powerful connections and no-nonsense style, she has no trouble following clues out of the studio backlot, from the Los Angeles morgue to the Zanzibar Room to the dark, winding streets of Beverly Hills. But there’s something Penny isn’t telling her famous partner in crimesolving: a not-so-glamorous secret that could lead them to Rosemary’s killer—or send Penny to the electric chair . . .

“Suzanne Gates hits the sweet spot at the corner of literary and genre with her exquisite writing. . . . A captivating story of star-struck dreams and redemption.”
–Lissa Price, Internationally Bestselling Author of the Starters series  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

Witchful Thinking: A Cozy Paranormal Mystery (The Happily Everlasting Series Book 4) by [Painter, Kristen]Welcome to Everlasting, Maine, where there’s no such thing as normal.

Charlotte Fenchurch knows that, which is why she’s not that surprised when a very special book of magic falls into her hands at the library where she works. As a fledgling witch, owning her own grimoire is a dream come true. But there’s something…mysterious about the book she just can’t figure out.

Leopard shifter Walker Black knows what’s odd about the book. It’s full of black magic and so dangerous that it could destroy the world. Good thing the Fraternal Order of Light has sent him to Everlasting to recover it and put it into safe storage. If he has to, he’ll even take the witch who owns it into custody.

That is until he meets Charlotte and realizes she’s not out to watch the world burn. She’s sweet and kind and wonderful. Suddenly protecting her is all he wants to do. Well, that and kiss her some more. But dark forces seem determined to get their hands on the book, making Charlotte their target, and Walker worries that he won’t be able to protect her from them – or the organization he works for.

Can Walker and Charlotte survive the onslaught of danger? Or is that just witchful thinking?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kept Secrets: A Whispering Pines Mystery, Book 2 by [McGuire, Shawn]Tucked next to a pristine lake, the part-Medieval Europe, part-Renaissance Faire hamlet of Whispering Pines, Wisconsin is a utopia . . . except for the recent murders.

One month after arriving in the Northwoods, former detective Jayne O’Shea has settled comfortably into small-town life and is making good progress with her task of getting her grandparents’ house ready for sale. Then the shocking death of one of the carnies rocks the community, and the villagers look to Jayne for help, placing her in an impossible middle ground of not wanting to get involved and needing to ensure justice is served.

When a second carney turns up dead, and the newly hired sheriff—more concerned with ticketing tourists than catching the killer—dismisses the death as an accident, Jayne has no choice but to step in. Can she uncover the truth before the murderer strikes again?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seashells, Spells & Caramels: A Cozy Witch Mystery by [Johnson, Erin]Imogen’s spent her twenties in Seattle, saving every penny and missing every party, to follow her dream of opening her own bakery.

When that dream goes up in flames, she accepts a spot in a mysterious baking contest—one she doesn’t remember entering. She travels to a bustling, medieval village off the coast of France and discovers an enchanting world of magic and mystery, and learns that she, too, possesses powers.

Unable to so much as cast a spell, Imogen struggles to keep up with the other witches and wizards who have come from all over the magical world to the Water Kingdom’s big competition. She juggles relationships with a sweet new friend, a snarky baking fire, and a brooding, handsome baker. As Imogen falls for this bewitching world, she fears she won’t master her magic in time to win the job of Royal Head Baker, and will be forced to return to the shambles of her non magical life.

It only gets worse, when a competitor drops dead in the middle of the big white baking tent, and Imogen’s the prime suspect. Now, she’ll not only have to survive the vampire and psychic judges, but also clear her name by finding the real murderer, before they strike again.

With a killer on the loose, a missing prince, and the Summer Solstice Festival fast approaching, Imogen will have to bake like her life depends on it- because it just might.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Vexing Vampire: Twistchapel Cozy Mystery Book 3 by [Westbay, Alexandria]Vampires? Warlocks? This is a side of Twistchapel that Zoey hasn’t seen before! 

By her 30th birthday, Zoey Foster thought she was too old to become a witch. She thought wrong.

To learn about her new powers, she will need the help of her familiar, Bart, who for unknown reasons has taken on the form of a cat only she can see.

It’s been over a month since Zoey and Bart helped out a ghost, and things have calmed down. Or so they thought.
Right when everything seemed to be going her way, a familiar ponytailed man appears in her office, interrupting Zoey and Detective Drake. The detective was less than thrilled.

When Zoey agrees to help a vampire community find a killer, she finds out that she’ll have to work with the vampiric oddball, Allen.

Will Zoey be able to make the best of an annoying situation and still find the murderer? How will she be able to explain her working relationship with Mr. Ponytail to Drake? Will her vampire accomplice stop sending her emojis?

For people who enjoy cozy mysteries with a paranormal gleam, and such works as those of Annabel Chase, Rose Pressey, Amanda M. Lee, and Kristen Painter.

Join Zoey and Bart as they attempt to solve a vampire’s murder in Twistchapel Paranormal Cozy Mystery #3: The Vexing Vampire! 

Check back frequently as a new Twistchapel book will be releasing every two to three weeks!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If Two Are Dead (An Amelia Fantastica Misadventure Book 2) by [Avery, Anne]Maxie Peterson, owner and sole employee of Maxie Peterson Investigations, has standards. Low, admittedly—with the state of her bank account, she can’t afford otherwise—but she does have them! That’s why, when an elderly lady totters through her office door, Maxie is fully prepared to say no to finding a lost cat, or proving a neighbor broke a favorite tea cup, or whatever it is an elderly lady is likely to ask. What she’s not prepared for is a demand that she investigate a murder, instead!

Imogene Gruber will never see eighty again, but that hasn’t slowed her down much. She still appreciates wild clothes, wilder jewelry, and a generous tot of Irish whiskey in her coffee. What she doesn’t appreciate is people—especially the police!—not believing her when she insists her best friend was murdered.

Maxie is still inclined to say no, until she realizes that Imogene was Imi the Magic Fairy in the old sixties children’s TV show that Maxie and her brother devoured in reruns when they were little. Imi was little Maxie’s hero, and you just don’t say no a Magic Fairy, even if they do expect you to prove several doctors and the River City police department were wrong about an old woman’s death.

Proving Imogene’s friend was murdered will be hard enough. But when Imogene drags in her old acting buddies to help with the investigation, and Maxie’s real fairy godmother, Amelia Fantastica, insists on being included, no matter what, Maxie starts wondering if maybe it wouldn’t have been easier to just resurrect Perry Mason to straighten out the mess!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deck the Halls with Fudge (A Candy-coated Mystery) by [Coco, Nancy]E-Book Exclusive!
Includes a Yummy Fudge Recipe!
 
“Indulge your sweet tooth in this entertaining series.”
—Miranda James

SLAY BELLS RING
 
In the cozy warmth of their new home on Michigan’s Mackinac Island, newlywed seniors Frances and Douglas Devaney savor the picture-postcard snowy scenery through their kitchen window. But when they spy a horse-drawn sleigh dashing through the snow bearing a frozen stiff, their blood runs cold. The victim is banker Warren Engle, stepson of a close friend of Frances. With amateur sleuth Allie McMurphy, their boss at the Historic McMurphy Hotel and Fudge Shop, busy filling holiday orders for peppermint candy fudge, the couple tackle the case themselves, plowing through clues to rein in the runaway culprit . . .
Praise for Nancy Coco’s Candy-Coated Mysteries
 
“A must-read for all lovers of amateur sleuth classic mysteries.”
—Carole Bugge
 
“The characters are fun and well-developed, the setting is quaint and beautiful, and there are several mouthwatering fudge recipes.”
RT Book Reviews
 
“Memorable characters, a charming locale, and a satisfying mystery.”
—Barbara Allan
 
“Fun and lively.” —JoAnna Carl
 
I will be counting down the days until the next mystery with Allie McMurphy.”
Cozy Mystery Book Reviews  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Undercover Affair by [Parry, Cathryn]To choose between justice and love 

There’s a burglar on the loose in the beach town of Wallis Point, and undercover detective Lyndsay Fairfax is pursuing every lead. Even the one that takes her straight to the brother of handsome marine veteran John Reilly. John, whose lively restaurant is the heart of the town, is the first person Lyndsay has connected with since her husband’s death. But she can’t tell him who she really is, and she can’t let his brother slide if he’s the culprit. Lyndsay has to figure out how to do the right thing without also losing the man who is so right for her…  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eve Lloyd's A Deadline Cozy Mystery Collection: Sunny Side Up & Snuffed Out by [Sonia Parin]Sunny Side Up
With her bitter divorce behind her, Eve Lloyd wants to relax and think about her next step. Paying her aunt, Mira Lloyd, a.k.a. Elizabeth Lloyd, renowned historical romance author, a long overdue visit, she plans to spend a month on Rock-Maine Island lounging around and plotting the launch of her new life. Her ex-husband, however, has other ideas. As for her aunt… she’s gone missing. And now there’s a dead body to contend with and a murder weapon with her fingerprints on it.

A mantle of suspicion hangs over Eve and everyone she encounters has a reason to want her out of the way. Unwilling to leave matters in the hands of swoon worthy Detective Jack Bradford… only because it’s her civic duty to provide a new perspective, Eve Lloyd engages the assistance of her new friend and fellow suspect, Jill Saunders. They both stumble their way through a long list of possible motives and suspects in a race to find the killer before either one turns into the next victim.

Snuffed Out
Eve Lloyd, a death knell? Eve refuses to believe her choice of words had something to do with inviting a killer to the island, but just to be on the safe side, she agrees to avoid all use of any and all words related to killing. However, it might already be too late…

Her run in with a local artist, Reginald Bryant Burns, has put her in an awkward position. Trying to make amends, Eve resorts to bribery, but that only makes matters worse and now… She’s a prime suspect in a murder investigation. The timing couldn’t be worse. She has a date with Detective Jack Bradford and the killer is threatening to ruin it for her.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blackberry Burial (A Berry Basket Mystery) by [Farrow, Sharon]Between a booming art scene and elaborate Independence Day festivities, July in lakeshore Oriole Point, Michigan, is always a blast. Especially when an explosive murder case crashes the fun . . .

As owner of The Berry Basket, Marlee Jacob has learned a thing or two about surviving the summer tourist season in Oriole Point. So she gladly agrees to help run the annual road rally in honor of the local Blackberry Art School’s centenary celebration. While alumni arrive from around the country, Marlee hopes the expansive Sanderling farm will make an appropriate starting point for the race—despite rumors that the land is cursed . . .

But when Marlee surveys the property, she stumbles upon a long-dead body hidden in the bramble. It’s a horrifying mystery to everyone except her baker, who’s convinced the skeletal remains belong to a former student who had gone missing twenty years earlier. As the Fourth of July activities heat up, Marlee must rush to catch an elusive murderer—before the next ‘blackberry victim’ is ripe for the picking!

Includes Berry Recipes!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback