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 third and final day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.
Eli’s trip to London with his uncle Harry quickly turns homicidal when the older magician finds himself accused of murder. A second slaying does little to take the spotlight off Harry. Instead it’s clear someone is knocking off Harry’s elderly peers in bizarrely effective ways. But who?
The odd gets odder when the prime suspect appears to be a bitter performer with a grudge…who committed suicide over thirty years before. While Eli struggles to prove his uncle’s innocence–and keep them both alive–he finds himself embroiled in a battle of his own: a favorite magic routine of his has been ripped off by another hugely popular magician.
What began as a whirlwind vacation to London with girlfriend Megan turns into a fatal and larcenous trip into the dark heart of magic within the city’s oldest magic society, The Magic Circle. No one does intriguing magic and page-turning humor like John Gaspard. Pick it up and see if you can be the first to figure out the trick!
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THE LINKING RINGS by John Gaspard | A Henery Press Mystery
“You will just LOVE these books.
Orson Bean, Actor, Magician, Author of Safe at Home (Amazon)
Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback
An eerie discovery brings danger and painful reminders of a tragic past …
When some workmen dig up a skeleton, Homicide Inspector Rebecca Mayfield finds herself investigating a death that took place years earlier. She never imagines that it will have major repercussions on the lives of people she now cares deeply about, or that it will put each of them in danger.
Despite the bitter memories resurrected, as a cop, Rebecca has no choice but to pursue the inquiry wherever it might lead. But that doesn’t make it easier, especially when it’s clear that the special man in her life, Richie Amalfi, wants her to stop.
Dangers abound, moving quickly from warnings to out-and-out attacks. The past is shrouded in mystery, but as the truth begins to emerge, it becomes apparent that one or more people are willing to kill to keep it buried. Yet, Rebecca refuses to abandon the case because the dead, although silent, do speak. And it’s her job to listen.
This is a mystery you won’t want to miss.
Join the growing number of Inspector Rebecca Mayfield fans, as the books proceed from One O’Clock Hustle, to Two O’Clock Heist, Three O’Clock Séance, and so on. Once you start them, you’ll find the hours just seem to fly by… (Amazon)
Editions Available: Kindle
USA Today Best Selling Author!
Tour guide Georgie Tanner has always encouraged her clients to enjoy the realism of an American Revolutionary War reenactment – but today things got a little too real. When one of the actors doesn’t get back up after the battle, the crowd is horrified to find out he’s really been shot. Patrick Armstrong, local high school teacher, is dead.
Georgie’s old high school friend, Terry Brooks, is arrested for the murder. A man with a young wife and a baby, he seems the least unlikely suspect. But, with hundreds of people as witnesses, there’s no denying he was the one who pulled the trigger.
He begs Georgie for help, and she’s determined to do her best. After all, he’d never do something like that, would he?
Her sleuthing skills slowly uncover other possible suspects, but, try as she might, she can’t shake the sight of the smoking gun gripped in Terry’s hand. And then she uncovers something that terrifies her. Suddenly, Georgie is afraid that what she might have just sealed the case against her old friend. (Amazon)
Unemployed ex-party girl Angela Cray is back living with her no-nonsense mother in Phoenix. After coming within air-kissing distance of a felony charge, Angela is determined to make something of her life. When a sympathetic neighbor offers her work, Angela jumps at the opportunity. She figures it won’t be hard to track down a missing fiancé last seen with two Lady Gaga lookalikes. After all, one of her superpowers is finding badly behaved men.
But the trail of the runaway groom has more twists than a bride’s updo. And when Angela uncovers secrets that people will kill to keep hidden, she has to decide the price she’s willing to pay for success.
Angela will need to call upon all her charm and cunning—and the deities of her ancient Samoan ancestors—to make sure this professional growth opportunity doesn’t kill her first.
Angela Cray Gets Real was a finalist for a Freddie Award for Writing Excellence from the Florida Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America. (Amazon)
FBI Profiler Chase Adams is back in the thrilling sequel to FROZEN STIFF!
The first victim was suffocated using a garbage bag. The second with plastic wrap.
The third was decapitated, the head shoved inside a grocery bag.
As Chase develops her profile, she begins to fear that she may not be chasing just one serial killer, but two… one of whom lurks in the shadows, always just one step ahead of her.
One who is watching her every move.
Pre-order your copy of SHADOW SUSPECT today! (Amazon)
The first book in the Waterfell Tweed Cozy Mystery series!
Not every hero wants to be one.
Sandy Shaw enjoys a quiet life.
She’s happy running her bookshop in the quaint village of Waterfell Tweed.
But things aren’t as cozy as they seem.
When village eccentric Reginald Halfman is murdered – just hours after announcing his plans to open a competing bookshop – Sandy is the prime suspect.
Can she solve the case?
And clear her name?
Before it’s too late?
Once Upon a Crime is a novella of around 35,000 words. Light and cozy, the book introduces our female amateur sleuth, the village of Waterfell Tweed, and a whole host of quirky characters! Each book in this series can be read as a standalone (but is better enjoyed if read in order), and is free from swearing, sex, violence and cliffhangers. (Amazon)
Editions Available: Kindle
Penrose is an eccentric old man in possession of some dazzling gems, which he won’t insure. When Dr Thorndyke is alerted to a burglary at his house, a scrap of paper is found with the word ‘lobster’ on it along with two Latin words. Meanwhile, Penrose has fled in panic after a car accident. The police are clearly mystified, but Thorndyke in his indelible style is on track; hunting down a fugitive, testing a theory, and getting to the bottom of a tantalising, complex mystery. (Amazon)
Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback
The quintessential Hollywood mystery novel—clever, humorous, and thoroughly Hitchcockian—a faded actress’s death sows chaos among a quirky set of characters in the nervous hills of California.
Rose’s best days are behind her. No longer does she star on the silver screen, and her drinking and money troubles have eroded her wealth and societal status. Rose has no friends in the world except for a nosy landlord and her psychologist; her life is all but over. But authorities are still suspicious when she turns up dead in the garden of a wealthy doll manufacturer. Despite the coroner’s finding of a natural death, a series of inquiries made, first by her ex-husband, then her psychologist, and eventually stir up enough doubts for the police to get involved. But involved in what? (Amazon)
Bitter Truth (Book 2 of Bitter Root Mysteries)
In the isolated ranching community of Lost Trails, Montana, Lacy Stillman, a rich elderly rancher has died of a heart attack in her own bed. What could be more normal than that? As Zak Waller, dispatcher with the local Sheriff’s Office, joins the town in mourning the loss of the community matriarch, some disquieting information makes Zak wonder if Lacy’s death was not what it seemed.
Meanwhile, Zak’s friend Tiff Masterson is overwhelmed by her mother’s escalating mental breakdown and her aunt’s stubborn denial of the problem. Tiff’s load becomes even heavier when family friend and local lawyer Justin Pittman looks to her for help with his own serious health issues.
When an unexpected connection is discovered between the Mastersons and the Pittmans, an old crime is uncovered with far reaching ramifications that will change everything. (Amazon)