New Releases For The Week Of November 5th, 2017–Part 1


Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of November 5th, 2017.  I am going to divide the list into 4 days because there are so very very many of them.  Today is the first day of my list.  Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading.  Enjoy and happy reading



Eaves of Destruction (A Fixer-Upper Mystery) by [Carlisle, Kate]Murder is on the to-do list when construction contractor Shannon Hammer looks for a killer in the fifth Fixer-Upper Mystery….

At the annual Victorian Home and Garden Tour, Lighthouse Cove, California’s premier contractor, Shannon Hammer, realizes that the competition is about to turn deadly….

Shannon is in high demand among rival homeowners, who will do anything to win Best in Show. One-upmanship and even espionage break out among neighbors, construction crews, decorators, and landscapers. Thanks to several new hires, Shannon is sure she can handle the extra load—until murder throws a wrench in the works.

The small town’s corrupt building inspector is found dead on one of Shannon’s jobsites, and soon plenty of suspects are coming out of the woodwork. When another body is discovered, Shannon calls on her team of close friends and devilishly astute thriller writer Mac to help her nail down the details and build a case against the killer before the door shuts on someone else—for good.

Don’t miss Framed For Murder, a Hallmark Movies & Mystery Original starring Jewel, based on the Fixer-Upper Mystery series!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback








Potions and Pastries (A Magical Bakery Mystery) by [Cates, Bailey]In this New York Times bestselling mystery series, witch Katie Lightfoot bakes enchanted treats—and faces more than her fair share of toil and trouble…. 

It’s been exactly two years since Katie and her aunt and uncle opened the Honeybee Bakery, where they serve delicious—and bespelled—treats to the good people of Savannah. After a dinner celebrating the bakery’s anniversary, they all take a stroll along the waterfront and meet Aunt Lucy’s friend Orla, a colorful character who has been telling the fortunes of locals and tourists alike for years.

The next day, Orla meets with what seems like a terrible accident, but Katie’s witchy intuition tells her it was something more sinister. Together with her trustworthy coven and her firefighter boyfriend, she’ll race to find out what happened to the unfortunate fortune-teller before the piping hot trail goes cold….  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback









Historian-for-hire Wrenn Grayson takes on a difficult client in Kerry St. John. Kerry seeks justice for his great-grandfather’s lifelong heartache. Wrenn meets the renowned jeweler through words recorded in his tattered journal. The year is 1946. He writes from the tiny crossroads of Wyatt, Ohio, about the theft of a treasured locket and the identity of three possible suspects.

The cold case heats up when Lori Hammond arrives. The stolen locket was discovered among her mother’s possessions after her death. Lori refuses to return it to the St. John family, so Wrenn sets out to follow the locket’s path through history. Next, Lori is attacked and Kerry accused. If Kerry’s not guilty, then who is? That question sends cold whispers from the past down Wrenn’s spine.

In Designs on Ivy’s Locket, Connie Chappell focuses on the theme of parents and children, separated by death, by theft, and by design.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Paperback








"E" is for Exposed (Malibu Mystery Book 5) by [Black, Sean, Cantrell, Rebecca]Sofia Salgado’s latest case at Maloney Investigations has some pretty tempting ingredients: blackmail, male strippers, and whipped cream.
When a friend of Sofia’s mom finds herself the victim of blackmail, stuffy Aidan has to go undercover as an exotic dancer, much to Sofia’s delight.
Can Aidan make it in the cut throat world of male stripping? Can Sofia stop her mom from getting too involved? Does whipped cream have more or less calories when it’s licked from a man’s naked torso?

All these questions and more will be answered in the latest hilarious adventure featuring actress turned PI, Sofia Salgado, from New York Times Bestseller Rebecca Cantrell and Sean Black.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle









Murder in the Manger: A Sophie Sayers Village Mystery (Sophie Sayers Village Mysteries Book 3) by [Young, Debbie]When Sophie Sayers’ plans for a cosy English country Christmas are interrupted by the arrival of her ex-boyfriend, her troubles are only just beginning. Before long, the whole village stands accused of murder.Damian says he’s come to direct the village nativity play, but Sophie thinks he’s up to no good. What are those noises coming from his van? Who is the stranger lurking in the shadows? And whose baby, abandoned in the manger, disappears in plain sight?

Enjoy the fun of a traditional Cotswold festive season, with echoes of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, as Sophie seeks a happy ending for her latest village mystery – and for her new romance with charming local bookseller Hector Munro.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle










The Witch Get Witcher: Witch Cozy Mystery (The Reluctant Witch Book 3) by [Hart, Maeve]Two more people Destiny knows have died under suspicious circumstances, which sets the detective off on a witch hunt. At what should be the happiest time of Destiny’s life, everything goes wrong. So wrong she is forced to forget the annoyance with her witch grandmother and ask for help from other realms—the realm of magic. Could the very thing she’s been running from all her life be the only thing that saves her?
Will she ever find that happy ending and solve the mystery of the feud between two families?

Other books in The Reluctant Witch (cozy mystery) series:
Book 1. Think And Grow Witch
Book 2. Poor Little Witch Girl  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle










What Four: Family Fruitcake Frenzy (A Val & Pals Humorous Mystery Book 4) by [Lashley, Margaret]Most Definitely Contains Nuts.

All Val wants is a quiet holiday away from her oddball family. But that just ain’t gonna happen.

After a close brush with a crazy cousin in St. Pete, Val and her boyfriend Tom arrive at her mom’s house in Hicksville to find the annual Family Fruitcake Frenzy competition is already well underway. And there’s more than a few fruits and nuts in the running….

But the biggest contest is between Val and her mom. 

As their battle of wills heats up, unexpected ingredients get thrown into both women’s batter. It may be time to call in a game warden….

Who will win? Who will get their just desserts? And will Val’s half-baked family finally prove to be too much for Tom to handle, or will he rise to the occasion…

What Four: Family Fruitcake Frenzy is a satirical look at something we’ve all come to love and dread — spending time with our nutso relatives during the holidays. It’s told through the eyes of a reluctant, middle-aged woman who can’t escape her redneck roots, no matter how far out on a limb she climbs. Ho ho ho!

If you like deeply flawed characters and laugh-out-loud situations, you’ll love What Four. It’s the fourth book in Margaret Lashley’s hilarious Val & Pals Mystery Series. Give yourself the gift of laughter. Buy a copy and start reading today!

Praise for What Four:

“From nutty cuz’s to old friends and family the ride is great fun.”
“It doesn’t get much better than this. Another crazy romp through Val land.”
“It is so funny I could not put it down.”
“Laughed out loud through so much of the story…because the crazy things that happen to Val and her pals are just too fantastic!”
“I have NEVER related to a character more than I related to Val in this story. I laughed, and cried, until tears ran down my cheeks.”  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback








Stay Calm and Collie On (A Pet Palace Mystery) by [Stone, Lane]Buckingham Pet Palace is known for treating dogs like royalty—until murder dethrones its good reputation!

As owner of an upscale doggy daycare and spa, animal-lover Sue Patrick pampers pooches for the most elite clients in Lewes, Delaware. Surely she can survive a weeklong visit from Lady Anthea Fitzwalter, her well-to-do business partner from England. But before Sue can serve her guest a spot of tea, she discovers more-than-a-spot of blood inside the company van—and all over the driver’s dead body . . .

Someone abandoned the van full of dogs at the Lewes ferry terminal and got away with murder, leaving Sue and Lady Anthea pawing for clues. With a fundraising gala approaching and Buckingham Pet Palace facing scandal, can two very different women work together to fetch the culprit from a list of dodgy suspects—or are they heading toward a proper disaster?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback








Not a Creature Was Purring (A Paws & Claws Mystery) by [Davis, Krista]Santa Claws is coming to town and checking his list for a murderer—as the New York Timesbestselling Paws & Claws Mysteries continue…

Inn owner Holly Miller finds it ruff staying cheerful over the holidays when the dead body of a beloved businessman turns up in the pet-friendly town of Wagtail, Virginia.
Inspired by her German heritage, Holly’s grandmother has arranged for Wagtail to have a Christkindl Market packed with goodies and decorations for the howliday tourists. But Holly’s mood takes an unseasonable turn when she learns that her old flame and childhood friend Holmes Richardson has brought his fiancée home—and she’ll be staying at the Sugar Maple Inn…

A love triangle becomes the last thing on Holly’s mind when her Jack Russell Trixie’s nose for trouble leads her to the corpse of a pet clothing tycoon. Now Holly and her dedicated detectives—Trixie and Twinkletoes the cat—must sniff out the killer to keep Christmas from going to the dogs…

Delicious recipes for owners and pets included!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback