New Releases For The Week Of January 14th, 2018–Part 1


Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of January 14th, 2018.  I am going to divide the list into 3 days because there are so many of them this week. Today is first day of my list for this week.  Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.

Fried Green Witch (Bless Your Witch Book 8) by [Boyles, Amy ]Can Dylan free her family from jail?

Southern witch Dylan Apel seems to have her life figured out. Plan wedding to her boyfriend–check. Make dresses–check. Deal with crazy pregnant ladies–not so much.

Life’s going great until Dylan and her sister Sera become entangled in a baby shower murder.

When one of the guests winds up dead and all evidence indicates that Sera poisoned the victim, it’s up to Dylan and her family to get things straightened out.

Except the rest of her family winds up in jail, too.

Now Dylan must clear her family’s name, catch a killer, and avoid becoming the next victim in a mystery that’s got more twists and turns than Dylan has dealt with before. Can she solve it? Or will she wind up

Other books by Amy Boyles:

Bless Your Witch Series:



Editions Available:  Kindle

Eat, Prey, Love (Annabelle Archer Wedding Planner Mystery Book 7) by [Durham, Laura]** Agatha Award-winning Series**

An exotic island. The world’s top wedding planners. A murderer out for revenge.

Wedding planner Annabelle Archer feels like she’s finally hit the big time when she and her team are invited to go to Bali along with some of the world’s most illustrious wedding planners. The dream quickly turns into a nightmare when a fellow planner is poisoned at the welcome dinner. When another murder follows quickly on the first, it’s clear that the killer is out for revenge. Can Annabelle and her colorful crew discover who’s poisoning the planners before the killer serves up another dose of death?

Eat, Prey, Love is the seventh book in the Annabelle Archer cozy mystery series. If you like charming characters, fast-paced comedy, and behind-the-scenes glimpses into the wild world of weddings, then you’ll love Laura Durham’s Agatha award-winning series.

Buy Eat, Prey, Love to discover the award-winning mystery series today!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback
The Gold Bag by [Wells, Carolyn]A wealthy entrepreneur is found murdered in the study of his lavish New Jersey mansion. Suspects include a retinue of servants, a beautiful niece, a private secretary and a will. Circumstantial evidence in the shape of a gold mesh bag points to the niece, Florence Lloyd, being the murderer. But Detective Herbert Burroughs believes her innocent and centers his investigation on Florence’s fiance. Unable to prove his thesis, Burroughs calls upon famous sleuth Fleming Stone to solve the mystery that hinges on a gold bag and a pair of shoes.  (Amazon)
Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback

The Daydreamer Detective Returns A Favor (Miso Cozy Mysteries Book 4) by [Pajonas, S. J.]Mei can never catch a break from mysteries!

With her tea shop now open and living her dream life married to Yasahiro Suga, she’s just trying to avoid bad luck and live a normal life. But when a friend shows up asking for help with an old missing person’s case, Mei can’t resist the pull of a mystery unsolved. She knew the young woman who went missing and had always wondered what happened to her. Now’s her chance to find out, even if it turns long-time Chikata residents against her.

While Mei is working at the tea shop and helping with the case, she’s also assisting her mom on the family farm. Convincing her mom to renovate the old house is not an easy task, and Mei is continually frustrated by her mom’s lack of enthusiasm for the project. Until Mei’s brother shows up and wants to buy the business out from under her, betraying Mei and Yasahiro in the process.

Can Mei find the missing woman and keep her reputation intact? And will she and Yasahiro repair their relationship with Mei’s mom before it tears their family apart?

With her head in the clouds and a taste for solving crime, you don’t want to miss Mei in The Daydreamer Detective Returns A Favor, the surprisingly rich fourth course to the Miso Cozy series of cozy mystery novels.

Buy The Daydreamer Detective Returns A Favor today to continue with the series!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle






Dead Letter: An M Falcon Mystery by [Bender, Catherine]Martin Davies and Della Rose are more interested in having fun playing detective in their golden years than being detectives. Their team of enthusiastic blue-hairs is a treasure trove of unexpected skills and employ unconventional tactics.

Behind the sweet wheelchair-bound grandmother facade, Estelle is a master hacker with the online handle MeatGrinder56. Wendy, a semi-retired actress, lives her dream of being a superspy while scrapbooking fingerprints to go with her surveillance photos. Homeless veteran Mac, the team’s eyes on the street, is invisible to the public.

When a letter arrives from a deceased client asking them to retrieve a cheap china doll, the game turns fatal as they find more dead bodies than answers. When the killer decides that Della and Martin are getting too close, the couple needs to find the murderer before their fun comes to a permanent end.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle



Aunt Bessie Provides (An Isle of Man Cozy Mystery Book 16) by [Xarissa, Diana]Aunt Bessie provides help to Constable Hugh Watterson whenever she can.
Elizabeth Cubbon, Aunt Bessie to nearly everyone, has been involved in far too many murder investigations in the past year and a half. But when Hugh asks her to help him work out the identity of a body that washed up on Laxey Beach around twenty years earlier, she’s happy to help.
Aunt Bessie provides Hugh with a list of men who left the island not long before the body was found.
If Hugh can track them all down, at least he’ll know who the body isn’t, but the job isn’t as straightforward as it first appears.
Aunt Bessie provides a sympathetic ear for the family and friends of the various missing men.
But when one of them proves impossible to find, will anyone step forward to provide a DNA sample to compare with Hugh’s body?   (Amazon)
Editions Available:  Kindle


The Great Portrait Mystery by [Freeman, R. Austin]The National Portrait Gallery is the opening setting for this delightful mystery of theft and fraud. A painter copies diligently from a watercolour one morning when an enigmatic musician suddenly appears and causes mayhem with his musical interludes, hopping from one picture to another and giving a remarkable rendition of different songs. But while the curator follows him around trying to call a halt to the musical spectacle, the copyist replaces a watercolour masterpiece and makes an infamous escape. Who is the mysterious musician? Who is the mysterious copyist? And what has happened to the priceless watercolour?  (Amazon)
Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback


A View to a Chill: A Cherry Tucker Mystery and Maizie Albright Star Detective novella by [Reinhart, Larissa]May Your Days Be Cherry and Albright…
It was like having the best of both characters in the same story, yet separated by their roles. I look forward to more adventures together or separately with these lovable characters.” –Dru Ann Love, Dru’s Book Musing 

A Cherry Tucker Mystery & Maizie Albright Star Detective Novella (first published in The 12 Slays of Christmas ) 

In this Rashomon-style Christmas mystery, while Cherry Tucker suffers from flu-induced visions of murder, Maizie Albright’s on the hunt for a missing granddaughter whose criminal stockings have long been filled with coal.When Halo’s most notorious artist, Cherry Tucker, thinks she sees a crime through her bedroom window, her feverish claims are ignored by her family. Trapped in bed, influenza is the least of her problems. Deputy Luke Harper can’t be found. She can’t tell fevered dream from reality. And a very bad Santa knows Cherry’s spotted his Christmas killing. It’s going to take a Christmas miracle for Cherry to recover.

Meanwhile, ex-celebrity and #WannabeDetective Maizie Albright’s determined to help an elderly woman find her missing granddaughter despite her private investigator boss (and not-so-secret crush) Wyatt Nash’s claims that the grandmother’s annual plea is nothing but a dangerously wild goose chase. This holiday, Maizie’s search takes her away from her family and Nash to Halo, Georgia, where a storm threatens her nerves and her quest. When a deviant Santa learns Maizie’s looking for the granddaughter, he put Maizie on his naughty list. This Santa may get his holly jollies from murder.

Related subjects include: cozy mysteries, women sleuths, murder mystery series, whodunit mysteries (whodunnit), humorous murder mysteries, book club recommendations, amateur sleuth books, small-town humor, Southern humor, comic (humorous) crime and mystery, Christmas, mystery novella, short story (single author), novella, small town and rural.

Books in the Cherry Tucker Mystery series:
A VIEW TO A CHILL (novella)
Books in the Maizie Albright Star Detective series:
A VIEW TO A CHILL (novella)
NC-17  (Amazon)

Editions available:  Kindle

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