New Releases For The Week Of November 26th, 2017–Part 4

 

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of November 26th, 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 Plot Is Murder (Mystery Bookshop) by [Burns, V.M.]The small town of North Harbor on the shores of Lake Michigan is about to have a new mystery bookstore. But before the first customer can browse its shelves, the store’s owner is suspected of her own murder plot . . . 
 
Samantha Washington has dreamed of owning her own mystery bookstore for as long as she can remember. And as she prepares for the store’s grand opening, she’s also realizing another dream—penning a cozy mystery set in England between the wars. While Samantha hires employees and fills the shelves with the latest mysteries, quick-witted Lady Penelope Marsh, long-overshadowed by her beautiful sister Daphne, refuses to lose the besotted Victor Carlston to her sibling’s charms. When one of Daphne’s suitors is murdered in a maze, Penelope steps in to solve the labyrinthine puzzle and win Victor.

But as Samantha indulges her imagination, the unimaginable happens in real life. A shady realtor turns up dead in her backyard, and the police suspect her—after all, the owner of a mystery bookstore might know a thing or two about murder. Aided by her feisty grandmother and an enthusiastic ensemble of colorful retirees, Samantha is determined to close the case before she opens her store. But will she live to conclude her own story when the killer has a revised ending in mind for her?

“You’ll love this delightful debut mystery with its charming and wacky cast of characters and a mystery within a mystery just to keep things interesting.”
—Victoria Thompson, bestselling author of Murder in Morningside Heights
 
“A charming read—with murder, romance and lots of mouthwatering desserts.”
—Laura Levine, author of Death of a Bachelorette  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

Ditched 4 Murder (Sophie Kimball Mystery) by [Eaton, J.C.]She’s handling a bridezilla—and hunting a killer . . .

Moving from Minnesota to Arizona was a big change for Sophie “Phee” Kimball. She’s much closer to her mother’s retirement community now—which can drive her a little crazy, but at least her mom, Harriet, has her book club and her chiweenie dog, Streetman, to keep her company. And now there’s even more activity, with Aunt Ina’s upcoming wedding. The seventy-four-year-old bride has roped Phee into working on the tent, the pastries, and even her headpiece in preparation for the ceremony. But it’s Harriet who really gets demanding when a dead body turns up yards from her front door.

Aunt Ina’s fiancé is acquainted with the victim—a local millionaire restaurateur murdered at the golf course. Working for a private investigator, Phee is drawn into the case—not just professionally but personally, since Harriet is in a panic about her safety. With a killer on the loose, Phee vows to figure out the plot—that is, if her side job as a wedding planner doesn’t kill her first . . .

Praise for J.C. Eaton

“Sophie ‘Phee’ Kimball has a lot on her plate in this captivating whodunit, but this feisty, take-charge heroine is definitely up for the challenge. Fun characters, a touch of humor, and a great mystery, the perfect combination for a cozy.”  (Amazon)
—Lena Gregory, author of the Bay Island Psychic Mysteries

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

Snow Cold Case: A Mystic Snow Globe Romantic Mystery (The Mystic Snow Globe Mystery Series Book 1) by [Andrews, M.Z.]Meet reclusive mystery writer, Johanna Hughes, and Rockland Gable Hughes, aka Rocky, JoJo’s trusty English Mastiff, loyal companion, and roommate. On a walk, just a little more than a week before Christmas, Rocky and Johanna are lured into an antique shop by an enchanting grey cat. Inside, they stumble upon a mystic snow globe hidden amongst all the antiques. Johanna is mesmerized by the gorgeous wedding gown inside the globe and the beautiful girl, sitting at her sewing desk. Little does she know the mystic snow globe will get her tangled up in a world of mystery she never could have imagined. With very few clues to go on, Johanna and Rocky are forced out of the comfort of their Manhattan apartment and into a real-life mystery, unlike the fictional kind Johanna is accustomed to.

Will Johanna get more than she bargained for when her Christmas wish comes true? Or will this Christmas miracle be everything she ever needed and more?

Grab your hot cocoa, light the fire, and find out the answer in Snow Cold Case – a holiday-themed romantic, cozy mystery.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

The September Day Thriller Box Set by [Shojai, Amy]The first 3 books of Shojai’s dark, female-driven domestic thriller series featuring pet-centric plots.

LOST AND FOUND, BOOK 1:
A young woman races a Texas blizzard to save her autistic nephew from a deadly secret others will kill to protect–and the service dog she’s trained finds his true purpose, when he disobeys.

Animal behaviorist September Day has lost everything–husband murdered, career in ruins, confidence shot–and returns home with her trained Maine Coon cat Macy to Texas to recover. She’s forced out of hibernation when her nephew Steven and his autism service dog Shadow disappear in a freak blizzard.

HIDE AND SEEK, BOOK 2:
A mysterious contagion will shatter countless lives unless a service dog and his trainer find a missing cat . . . in 24 hours.

A STALKER hides in plain sight.
A VICTIM faces her worst fear.
AND A DOG seeks the missing–and finds hope.

HIDE AND SEEK continues the story begun in LOST AND FOUND. September must solve an epidemic of Alzheimer’s-like symptoms, evade a relentless sadist from her past, and protect her chosen family from the killer. September has only 24 hours to uncover the truth about Macy’s mysterious illness or pay the deadly consequences. When September learns to trust again, and a good-dog takes a chance on love, together they find hope in the midst of despair–and discover what family really means.

SHOW AND TELL, BOOK 3:
An animal behaviorist and her service dog race a deadly storm to expose a treacherous secret others will kill to protect.

A BLACKMAILER returns to sell a deadly cure.
A MOTHER’S DENIAL dooms millions of children.
AND A DOG shows true loyalty…when he runs away.

With her stalker finally caught, animal behaviorist September Day’s PTSD has abated and she’s begun to trust again. She dares to hope Detective Jeff Combs might become more than a friend, until his investigation into a dogfighting ring leaves her reeling.When a desperate mom demands help, and Combs’s son disappears with his dog, September and Shadow must find the children before a devastating storm hits. But the children have a secret plan of their own. Only when September shows true courage, and a good-dog tells the truth, can they find their way home again.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas with the Franks (Meera Patel Cozy Mystery Series Book 5) by [Clover, Leena]Christmas dinner turns deadly when the millionaire host is shot dead.
Meera and family find themselves stranded at a secluded country house. One of the people present is a cold blooded killer. Is it the feuding heir, the prodigal son, the shady psychic or the ancient butler? Meera joins forces with cop Stan Miller to trap the perpetrator and solve the murder.
Christmas with the Franks is the fifth book in the popular Meera Patel Cozy Mystery series. Mystery fans are in for an old fashioned classic cozy or closed circle mystery. There’s Christmas cheer thrown in and recipes so series fans don’t feel left out. If you like a fast page turner with plenty of clues and red herrings, you will enjoy Christmas with the Franks.
Start reading today and find the killer before Meera does.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Murder, She Slopes (A Penning Trouble Mystery) by [Stapleton, Rachael]Sirens ring. Are you listening? Near Candy Cane Lane. A Body is glistening. A murderous sight. Trubble’s investigating tonight. Walking through this winter wonderland.

It’s the week before Christmas and Investigative Journalist Penelope Trubble has reluctantly agreed to investigate the death of a woman at the Sleighs & Slopes Adventure Resort in the hopes of exonerating her husband–who just happens to be Penny’s ex. But with so many suspicious characters lurking in the trees, Penelope risks being strangled by clues, Christmas lights, conjecture, and catastrophe. It doesn’t help that Penny’s still a little frosty with the man accused of icing his bride, and she must prove he’s no cold-blooded killer. At least there’s candy-cane cocoa, a roaring fire, and the Laurentian Mountains to savor–not to mention the hunky detective dashing through the snow after her.

Helping an ex is a slippery slope, and things are going downhill fast for Penelope Trubble.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

Four Weddings and a Murder: An Irish Mystery (Fiona McCabe Mysteries Book 3) by [Cranston, Kathy]What’s the harm in letting your sister start a new business from your pub? Quite a lot, as Fiona McCabe finds out when she allows her sister to set up shop in the snug at McCabe’s. Kate, as it turns out, needs money fast. She’s set herself up as a wedding planner… and she intends to use the pub as a venue.

And as if four weddings in a fortnight wasn’t stressful enough, a very important member of one of the wedding parties soon turns up dead. Worse still, nobody saw anything remotely suspicious, even though the room was packed with guests and staff, including Fiona herself.

Will Fiona get her sleuth cap on again this time, or is it time to hightail it back to the city away from her crazy family and her nemesis Sergeant Brennan?

Four Weddings and a Murder is the third novel in the Fiona McCabe cozy mystery series. All of the books are standalone mysteries.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

Margaritas, Mayhem & Murder (An Andi Anna Jones Mystery Book 1) by [Cunningham, Mary]An Imajin Qwickies® Mystery/Crime Novella

Andi’s step-mother is a real piece of work! But is Ruby a murderer?

Andi Anna Jones, so-so travel agent/amateur sleuth, puts aside her resentment of her father’s widow and books a 60th birthday cruise to Cancun for Ruby and three friends. Never does Andi imagine the cruise will lead to the murder of a has-been lounge singer–or that Ruby will be the main suspect.

Flirting with more than danger after arriving in Mexico, Andi connects with the charming local sheriff, Manuel Rodriquez. After an embarrassing night involving the sheriff, too many margaritas, and a Mariachi band, a chance to check out an eyewitness to the murder leads her to Las Vegas.

In Vegas, a mysterious meeting in the Bodies Exhibition, a body preserving in the prep-room, and an evasive owner of a dance studio, give Andi clues to help Ruby. But when Andi is mercilessly drugged and locked in a storage room, she realizes dear old step-mom isn’t the only one in jeopardy.

Editorial Reviews:

“Cunningham delivers a fun and entertaining romp through a mystery populated with quirky, unforgettable characters! When her ex-stepmother, a woman with a flair for the dramatic, is arrested in Mexico Andi Anna Jones rides to the rescue on a wave of guilt and misgivings. Somewhere on the twisting trail between facts, theories, and unexpected connections Andi searches for an elusive culprit determined to get away with murder. If Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum were a travel agent, she’d fit right in working this case alongside Andi, a wanna-be detective readers are sure to love.” –Regan Black, USA Today bestselling author of the Escape Club Heroes

“Margaritas, Mayhem & Murder…WOW. Snappy dialog, quirky characters, opens with a curious bang and yanked me through the pages. A fun, fantastic read.” –Jean Rabe USA Today Bestselling author

“Grab a margarita and hold on tight; you’re in for a wild ride. Mary Cunningham’s wacky characters will have you snorting your drink and wishing you could be protagonist Andi Anna Jones’s best friend…or at least a fly on the wall!” –Karen MacInerney, Agatha Award nominee and author of the Dewberry Farms Mysteries

“A quick-witted heroine and a gorgeous male protagonist meet over murder in Mary Cunningham’s new book Andi Anna Jones: Margaritas, Mayhem & Murder. Andi Anna Jones is a handy person to call when you find yourself charged with murder in Mexico. Just don’t phone her too early in the morning, okay? As refreshing as a margarita and a lot less calories, Andi Anna Jones: Margaritas, Mayhem & Murder is an intoxicating mix of laughter, kooky characters, and a yummy setting.” –Joanna Campbell Slan, national bestselling/award-winning author of the Kiki Lowenstein Mystery Series

“Margaritas, Mayhem & Murder is a madcap comedy mystery, rich with colorful characters and snappy one-liners. A heroine named Andi Anna Jones is destined for exotic misadventure…Author Mary Cunningham provides a funny cast and enough twists to keep things interesting. Margaritas, Mayhem, and Murder makes a companionable read on a vacation or a lazy weekend. You may even be inspired to order a margarita while you’re reading, extra salt on the rim!” –Dana Taylor, award-winning author of Ain’t Love Grand  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle