New Releases For The Week Of December 3rd, 2017–Part 2

 

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of December 3rd, 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.

 

The inimitable Faith Fairchild returns in a chilling New England whodunit, inspired by the best Agatha Christie mysteries and with hints of the timeless board game Clue.

For most of her adult life, resourceful caterer Faith Fairchild has called the sleepy Massachusetts village of Aleford home. While the native New Yorker has come to know the region well, she isn’t familiar with Havencrest, a privileged enclave, until the owner of Rowan House, a secluded sprawling Arts and Crafts mansion, calls her about catering a weekend house party.

Producer/director of a string of hit musicals, Max Dane—a Broadway legend—is throwing a lavish party to celebrate his seventieth birthday. At the house as they discuss the event, Faith’s client makes a startling confession. “I didn’t hire you for your cooking skills, fine as they may be, but for your sleuthing ability. You see, one of the guests wants to kill me.”

Faith’s only clue is an ominous birthday gift the man received the week before—an empty casket sent anonymously containing a twenty-year-old Playbill from Max’s last, and only failed, production—Heaven or Hell. Consequently, Max has drawn his guest list for the party from the cast and crew. As the guests begin to arrive one by one, and an ice storm brews overhead, Faith must keep one eye on the menu and the other on her host to prevent his birthday bash from becoming his final curtain call.

Full of delectable recipes, brooding atmosphere, and Faith’s signature biting wit, The Body in the Casket is a delightful thriller that echoes the beloved mysteries of Agatha Christie and classic films such as Murder by Death and Deathtrap.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

Bel, Book, and Scandal: A Belfast McGrath Mystery (Bel McGrath Mysteries) by [McConnon, Maggie]Maggie McConnon rings in Christmas in Bel, Boiok, and Scandal, the third adventure for everybody’s favorite Irish-American culinary artist turned amateur sleuth.

Bel McGrath tries her best to keep herself on the straight and narrow but she just has a taste for trouble. This time danger arrives in the form of a newspaper left behind by visitors to Shamrock Manor—and a photograph that jolts Bel out of the present and back into a dark chapter from her past. The person in the photo is Bel’s best friend Amy Mitchell, long gone from Foster’s Landing, at a commune in upstate New York shortly after her disappearance. The picture, and Bel’s burning desire to find out what happened to Amy—and whether she may still be alive—is the catalyst for a story in which old secrets are revealed, little by little…and certain characters are shown to not be as genuine as Bel once thought.

Bel McGrath is:

“Authentic…will leave you smiling.”—Nancy Martin

“Hilarious and surprising.”—RT Book Reviews

“A saucy, funny, flawed protagonist that readers are guaranteed to fall in love with.” —Susan McBride  (Amazon)

Edition Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

Cocoa Crush (The Donut Mysteries Book 35) by [Beck, Jessica]Cocoa Crush, Book 35 in the New York Times Bestselling Mystery Series by Jessica Beck.

When Suzanne and Jake leave town to attend a party with friends, they never dream that they are about to become involved in another murder. The stakes continue to rise as an ice storm knocks out the power in the penthouse where they are staying, locking them in with a dead body and a killer until law and order—as well as the power—can be restored.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

Signed, Sealed, Fatal, I'm Yours (Secret Seal Isle Mysteries Book 6) by [Quinn, Lucy]After making her choice between Dylan and Hunter, Cookie James’ love life is finally in order. And now she’s ready to enjoy a little girl time. A bonfire on the beach seems like the perfect outing… until her mother Rain heads off for an outhouse break and finds a dead body instead. When Cookie calls Hunter for help, she finds herself in the middle of another murder investigation and the two men in her life. This time she has her hands full, dealing with a budding relationship, a cranky ex-partner, and a crime involving an old pirate treasure. Even more so when the stakes are raised and someone close to her is kidnapped. With everything on the line, Cookie has to solve the murder and make sure everyone else makes it out alive.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

Magic & Mayhem (Starry Hollow Witches Book 4) by [Chase, Annabel]Welcome to Starry Hollow, where spells were made to be broken.

Ember Rose is back for another Starry Hollow mystery. The former New Jersey resident and descendant of the One True Witch expects to see magical works of art on Balefire Beach for the first annual sand sculpture competition–what she doesn’t expect to see is a dead body. Now she and Sheriff Nash are hot on the trail of a killer, while trying to downplay their hots for each other. When one of Ember’s spells goes awry, it has unintentional consequences that could spiral out of control if she doesn’t come to her senses soon.

Can Ember turn the tide before the shifting sands of evidence are washed away forever?

Magic & Mayhem is the fourth book in the Starry Hollow Witches paranormal cozy mystery series.

This is a full-length, humorous cozy mystery novel.

Books in the series include:
Magic & Murder, Book 1
Magic & Mystery, Book 2
Magic & Mischief, Book 3
Magic & Mayhem, Book 4
Magic & Mercy, Book 5

Annabel Chase is also the author of the Spellbound Paranormal Cozy Mystery series. Check out Curse the Day, Book 1 in that series.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

Comic Sans Murder (A Dangerous Type Mystery) by [Shelton, Paige]Clare Henry’s snowy Star City, Utah, oasis turns deadly in the third Dangerous Type Mystery from the New York Times bestselling author of Bookman Dead Style and To Helvetica and Back.
 
SOMETHING’S AFOOT….
 
The visit of quirky world-famous horror author Nathan Grimes to Star City is especially thrilling for Clare Henry and her grandfather Chester. As the owners of The Rescued Word, a charming boutique shop in town, Clare and Chester specialize in restoring old typewriters and repairing beloved books. They’ve invited Nathan to their shop to use their equipment for his next book.

But all plans to work on the book take a step in the wrong direction when a tourist discovers an abandoned ski boot on the slopes—and the only sign of the owner is the dismembered foot he left inside! Nathan’s writer’s curiosity for all things horror is further piqued after the body of Clare’s high school friend Lloyd Gavin is discovered sans one foot. When all toes point to a class reunion gone wrong, Nathan can’t help but join Clare and her best friend, police officer Jodie Wentworth, as they hurry to track down the killer before more former classmates become Most Likely to Be Killed.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

Ozoni and Onsens: A Daydreamer Detective Novella (Miso Cozy Mysteries) by [Pajonas, S. J.]For fans of the Miso Cozy Mysteries series!

Perfect to read after The Daydreamer Detective Braves The Winter, Mei and Yasahiro attempt to spend New Year’s Eve on vacation, but the universe has other plans for them. Follow them to Hakone where they learn there’s nothing more important than family.

Ozoni and Onsens is the satisfying side dish to the Miso Cozy series of cozy mystery novels. Originally only for newsletter subscribers, this novella is now available for all! Though not a traditional mystery, you’ll learn more about what happened between Braves The Winter and Opens A Tea Shop and why this trip cements Mei’s love for her family.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

Lights, Camera, Murder (A Siamese Sleuth Mystery Book 2) by [Kane, Zoey, Kane, Claire]

Near Charli’s posh Santa Monica condo looms a 1920’s abandoned hotel filled with murderous secrets. The cat’s neighbor across the hall, actress Sonia James, invests in the haunting structure and enlists the help of event planner extraordinaire Harlow Reese, who happens to be Charli’s glamorous “roommate.” With the help of her dear Scottie friend, Charli is hot on the trail of another tough case, filled with suspicious Hollywood stars from the past and present.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

And Death Goes To . . . (A Tobi Tobias Mystery) by [Bradford, Laura]The Tobias Ad Agency is in the running for the coveted Golden Storyboard, and Tobi couldn’t be more thrilled—until she discovers it’s literally an award to die for.

It’s an honor just to be nominated. But, let’s get real, Tobi wants to win. The St. Louis Advertising Awards are like the Oscars for her field, and Tobi is up for its most prestigious prize, Best Overall Ad Campaign. The competition is always fierce, but this year it’s killer . . .

Despite her high hopes, Tobi isn’t exactly shocked when she doesn’t win. But she is shocked when the winner, Deidre Ryan, takes the stage only to plummet to her death as a platform suddenly gives way. After the police discover foul play, Tobi’s Grandpa Stu wastes no time in nominating suspects. But was Deidre the intended victim—or was someone else meant to take the fatal fall? Now it’s a race to catch a killer in the spotlight, before another nominee gets the booby prize and Tobi gets trapped in a no-win situation.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback
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