New Releases For The Week Of December 10th, 2017–Part 2

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of December 10th, 2017.  I am going to divide the list into 3 days because there are so 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.



A Murder for the Books: A Blue Ridge Library Mystery by [Victoria Gilbert]Fleeing a disastrous love affair, university librarian Amy Webber moves in with her aunt in a quiet, historic mountain town in Virginia. She quickly busies herself with managing a charming public library that requires all her attention with its severe lack of funds and overabundance of eccentric patrons. The last thing she needs is a new, available neighbor whose charm lures her into trouble.

Dancer-turned-teacher and choreographer Richard Muir inherited the farmhouse next door from his great-uncle, Paul Dassin. But town folklore claims the house’s original owner was poisoned by his wife, who was an outsider. It quickly became water under the bridge, until she vanished after her sensational 1925 murder trial. Determined to clear the name of the woman his great-uncle loved, Richard implores Amy to help him investigate the case. Amy is skeptical until their research raises questions about the culpability of the town’s leading families… including her own.

When inexplicable murders plunge the quiet town into chaos, Amy and Richard must crack open the books to reveal a cruel conspiracy and lay a turbulent past to rest in A Murder for the Books, the first installment of Victoria Gilbert’s Blue Ridge Library mysteries.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback





The Kingston Case (A Markham Sisters Cozy Mystery Novella Book 11) by [Xarissa, Diana]Back from their holiday on the Isle of Man, Janet and Joan Markham are ready to reopen the bed and breakfast to guests. Janet is surprised to learn that one of the guests who will be arriving soon is William Chalmers’s former wife, Alice. But William, who runs a local antique shop, has bigger problems than that.

He’s been receiving anonymous letters, telling him to leave Doveby Dale. While he has reasons for not wanting to involve the police in the problem, once he tells Janet about it, she insists on discussing the matter with Robert Parsons, the local constable.
Just because Robert is on the case, though, doesn’t mean that Janet is staying out of it. William has several business associates who might benefit from driving William out of business.

Could one of them be behind the letters? Or could Alice be trying to get her former husband to move back to London? Can Janet deal with American visitors and Alice Chalmers at the same time and help William as well?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:   Kindle







As Good As Dead (a Pelican Bay Mystery Book 2) by [Chester, Karen]It’s Christmas in Pelican Bay, and Jennifer Frost is hosting some odd guests at her bed-and-breakfast—a domineering wife and her henpecked husband, plus a smooth-talking man with a mysterious background. Then there’s her temporary lodger, who is definitely hiding something.

When Jennifer discovers a dead body in her backyard, she knows the murder is connected to someone staying at her bed-and-breakfast. The question is who? The police are investigating, but she can’t help feeling they’re looking in the wrong direction. As the clock ticks down to a New Year, it’s up to Jennifer to protect the innocent and find the real killer.

Note: This book is written in Australian English.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle







Eagle E.Y.E. (E.Y.E. Spy Mystery Book 2) by [Tardif, Cheryl Kaye]An Imajin Qwickies Mystery/Crime Novella

In the second installment of Tardif’s suspenseful yet comical mystery novella series, Eileen Edwards is called in to assist police in locating a missing—and very wealthy—socialite…

One of the last places anyone will find private investigator Eileen Edwards is on a golf course—unless there is a crime involved. So when Constable Larry Norman shows her a bloody tooth and claims there’s a suspicious scene at Eagle Ridge Golf & Country Club, she sets out across the green to unravel the truth.

While scouring missing persons reports from the Vancouver area, Eileen discovers that a missing woman—reported by her sister—had direct connections to Eagle Ridge. With help from her foster daughter Zoe, her housekeeper Alfie and the regular crew at VPD, Eileen uncovers a kidnapping plot, and only her “eagle eye” will lead them to the person, or persons, responsible.

Editorial Reviews:

“I read this sensational novella in one sitting. It’s an intricately-woven plot that was extremely hard to put down. Excellent, intriguing mystery from start to finish.” —M.A. Comley, New York Timesbestselling author of the Justice series

“A captivating mystery, intricately plotted and hard to put down!” —Kim Cresswell, award-winning author of the Whitney Steel Series  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle





The Lost Macaw: A Lost and Found Pets Mystery by [Blair, B. L.]The Lost Macaw is the fourth novella in the Lost and Found Pets series. Alexandra Prescott is a licensed private investigator specializing in finding missing animals. Reuniting pet and owner is more than just a job.

A former client hires Alex to find her lost parrot. The bright colored bird has flown away before, but this time there is evidence that Molly was kidnapped. The demand is simple—the bird for the pictures.

When her client suffers a stroke, Alex is left with a ransom note, a missing bird, and some very incriminating photos. She is in a race against time to solve the mystery of the lost Macaw.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle








Murder Over The Bones (A Detective Bass Mystery) by [Randorf, Stephen]Detective Gilbert Bass searches for the identity of a homeless man found dead in an archeological dig site. Dinosaur fossils unearthed in the city? Mrs. Wicker and her adult children want the bones, two partners in real estate want the land, and a local activist wants to keep his girlfriend.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












Curses and Cupcakes: A Cozy Paranormal Mystery (The Happily Everlasting Series Book 6) by [Pillow, Michelle M.]From NY Times & USA TODAY Bestselling Author, Michelle M. Pillow, a Cozy Mystery Paranormal Romantic Comedy. Part of the USA TODAY bestselling series: Happily Everlasting!

Welcome to Everlasting, Maine, where there’s no such thing as normal.

Marcy Lewis is cursed (honestly and truly) which makes dating very interesting. With a string of loser boyfriends behind her, she’s done looking for love in all the wrong places. That is until the new firefighter arrives in the sleepy seaside town of Everlasting. Nicholas Logan is unlike any other man she’s ever had in her life. When someone starts sending her photographs that raise a red flag it soon becomes apparent that she’s not just cursed, she’s in serious danger.

Nicholas doesn’t know what to make of the charismatic young woman managing the local coffee shop. As a string of mysterious fires begin popping up around town, the two unite in search of clues as to who or what is responsible, discovering along the way that things are very rarely what they seem to be.

*Books in The Happily Everlasting Series can be read in ANY order!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback






Bloodstains with Bronte: A Crime with the Classics Mystery by [Hyde, Katherine Bolger]Classic novels and crime solving intertwine in Katherine Bolger Hyde’s charming series. Bloodstains with Bronte is the second in a series that will puzzle and please fans of mystery and masterpieces alike.

Windy Corner is being remodeled into a writers’ retreat. Two of the young workers, Jake and Roman, are showing too much of the wrong kind of interest in Katie, Emily’s young single-mother housekeeper.

It’s a stormy autumn and Emily is reading Wuthering Heights. Roman, a dark and brooding type, reminds her of Heathcliff. At a Halloween murder mystery fundraiser at Windy Corner, someone is found stabbed to death. Windy Corner’s very own detective, Luke, is reluctantly forced to investigate Katie.

Luke digs into the background of the contractor, Jeremiah Edwards, and Emily, now reading Jane Eyre, realizes Jeremiah resembles St. John Rivers in his obsessive, tormented piety. Will Luke figure out who the murderer is before Katie ends up in jail or someone else is killed?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook






A Fatal Deception (Slater and Norman Mystery Series Book 11) by [Ford, P.F.]Book eleven in the Slater and Norman Mystery Series

After the traumatic conclusion of his last case, Detective Inspector Dave Slater is sent off on a dead-end case to get him out of the way. Unknown to Slater, his close friend and former colleague Norman Norman is tasked with finding the whereabouts of his ex-girlfiend, former barrister and one-time down-and-out Jenny Radstock.

Things quickly take a sinister turn, however, when Norman is asked to go and identify a body lying on a mortuary slab. What looks like a simple case of suicide rapidly starts to unravel, and Norman and sidekick Naomi Darling are plunged into the dark and grimy world of derelict squats, drug dealers, and the homeless community.

Can they untangle the complex web of informants, drug lords, and stolen mobile phones? And why does Norman get the feeling Superintendent Bradshaw knows more than he’s letting on? One thing’s certain, though: Slater’s life will never be quite the same again.

Bonus Material Inside!

Included with the main story is Norman Norman’s Christmas Novella, which tells the story of what happens after the main story ends.

A fun mystery

Not quite police procedural, and not quite cozy mystery, the Dave Slater Mystery Series is a series that has a sense of humour and doesn’t take itself too seriously. If that’s the sort of mystery you like, you need look no further.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle






A Life Less Extraordinary (Extraordinary Series Book 2) by [Frame, Mary]A Life Less Extraordinary is book two in the extraordinary series–NOT A STAND ALONE–YOU MUST READ BOOK ONE FIRST–ANYTHING BUT EXTRAORDINARY

Special Pre-Order Pricing!

For Charlotte, posing as the town psychic has never been easier. Thanks to helping the cops solve the mystery of the Castle Cove Bandit, “Ruby” has become a beloved fixture in the sleepy Oregon beach town. Her sister, Paige, is flourishing now that she’s not being yanked from one con job to the next. And both sisters are discovering what it means to be part of a community, rather than preying on one.

But wherever Charlotte and Paige go, crime is sure to follow. Someone has been breaking into homes and vandalizing their contents, including Ruby’s Readings and Cosmic Shop. Charlotte doesn’t want to get involved and risk their newfound stability, especially since it’s only two more months until the real Ruby returns. But when a phone call from their estranged parents breaks up their happy routine, the sisters realize they have even less time in Castle Cove than they thought.

Charlotte’s already had to distance herself from Deputy “Cute Butt” Jared once—a criminal in a cop’s bed never ends well. But this officer of the law isn’t giving up the chase. The closer he gets, the sooner the jig is up, and if Charlotte doesn’t give him the slip now, she may lose Paige forever.


Editions Available:  Kindle







The Squire's Lodge Murders (#16 - Sanford Third Age Club Mystery) (STAC - Sanford Third Age Club Mystery) by [Robinson, David W]The Lazy Luncheonette is in mourning for Joe. Even the draymen, who suffered the worst of his acid tongue, are in bereavement for the missing proprietor of their favourite café.

While the police are hot on the trail of his killer, Sheila’s nephew, Detective Inspector Howard Riley of Cambridge CID, arrives in Sanford with the sad news that his elderly mother has passed away in the Squire’s Lodge Care Home.

Complications arise when Howard learns that his mother willed her estate to Squire’s Lodge in lieu of care fees… which have already been paid.

When the members of the consortium which owns Squire’s Lodge are murdered one by one, suspicion falls on the senior director, Ward Finch. Is he really murdering his colleagues for his personal financial gain? Or is there someone else lurking in the background, bearing a grudge against the consortium?

Taking on the investigative mantle of the late, lamented, Joe, Sheila and Brenda turn their attention to the murders, and find themselves followed wherever they go. Does Chad Milner have their welfare in mind, or is he threatening them?

They’ll need their wits about them, and the help of the Sanford 3rd Age Club if they’re to help solve…


Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback








Reindeer Roundup (A Zoe Donovan Cozy Mystery Book 27) by [Daley, Kathi]


It’s funny, it’s family, it’s a Zak and Zoe Christmas Mystery.

A reindeer invasion, baby on the way, small town decked out for the holidays, and killer on the loose, all come together in this fun and heartwarming Christmas Cozy Mystery.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback







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