New Releases For The Week Of February 18th, 2018– Part 2


Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of February 18th, 2018.  I am going to divide the list into 3 days because there are so very many of them this week. Today is second day of my list.  Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading.  Enjoy and happy reading.



A SWEET SPOONFUL OF CYANIDE: A Brightwater Bay Cozy Mystery (Brightwater Bay Cozy Mysteries Book 3) by [Dean, Carolyn L., Byers, Beth, Blackmoore, Angela C]A cute beach town in the gorgeous San Juan islands, a cozy cottage, a sweet-tasting job at the bakery, and a handsome and charming friend…

Claire should be blissfully happy, but when someone drops dead after eating one of her scrumptious desserts everyone seems to be pointing at her as the main suspect! Is it more bad luck or is someone out to get her?

Rated PG because there’s a dead body in it, no bad language or sensual scenes.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle










Fire in Broken Water: A small town police procedural set in the American Southwest (The Pegasus Quincy Mystery Series Book 3) by [Grace, Lakota]“Dispute in progress, lethal weapons involved.” Deputy Pegasus Quincy takes the call to resolve violence on a Friesian horse ranch in Arizona.

Intent on his own personal vendetta, partner Shepherd Malone refuses to declare a murder in a fatal fire at the ranch. Peg unwisely circumvents the law to investigate anyway.

Two families feuding over water rights, a Gypsy clan suspected of drug dealing, and a blackmailer on the loose, all lead Pegasus astray on her quest to find the killer in a desert mountain town beset by flash floods and arsenic-laced creeks.

When Peg refuses to stand down, the Water Wars turn deadly, and she becomes the ultimate target. Can she stop the killer before more lives are lost—including her own?

Enjoy this fast-paced thriller of the American West. “A page turner.” “Atmospheric”

Book 3 of the Pegasus Quincy Mystery Series  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle







Strawberry Caramel Murder: Killer Cupcakes (Book Three) (Killer Cupcake Culinary Cozies 3) by [Byne, Abby]Bitsie is just getting used to her new relationship with Jack when Monica, a food blogger who gave Bitsie’s Bake Shop a glowing write-up in the local paper, goes missing, and one of Bitsie’s bakers was the last person to see her alive. Was Monica simply running away to escape a bad marriage, or is there a much more sinister reason for her sudden vanishing into thin air? Then there’s the scissor-wielding creep who’s attacking random women in parking lots. And what about the two hucksters bent on defrauding senior citizens with their bogus “investment” scheme? Are all these crimes related somehow? It’s Bitsie’s job to find out.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Lacey Luzzi: Sprouted: a humorous, cozy mystery! (Lacey Luzzi Mafia Mysteries Book 11) by [LaManna, Gina]From USA Today Bestselling Author Gina LaManna

A blonde, a brunette, and a red-head walk into a bank…
And rob it.

As Lacey waits for Baby Luzzi to make his or her appearance, she’s decided to cool her jets on the whole “chasing criminals” lifestyle at her husband’s insistence. She’s settled in comfortably as part-time help at her best friend’s bar and, though the work might be a tad boring after years of explosions and car chases, it’s a safe job, relatively sanitary, and uneventful—for most people.

Lacey isn’t most people.

Caught in the middle of a bank heist, Lacey’s priceless wedding ring is now in the hands of three ladies known to the media as the Femme Fatale. The thieves might have gotten away with three heists across the Twin Cities to date, but one hitch they didn’t count on was a pregnant lady scorned. Lacey Luzzi’s hormones are on the fritz, her sugar habits are out of control, and her tears are flowing freely. This time, the robbers picked on the wrong gal.

With a due date approaching rapidly, Lacey and Meg are bound and determined to recover Lacey’s ring and put this case behind them…before she’s delivering more than guilty criminals on the job.

** **
Lacey Luzzi: Sugared is a full-length, humorous cozy mystery with a strong female protagonist in the spirit of Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum, albeit one working for the wrong side of the law…

Note: This book can be read as a standalone, though it is part of a larger series and not all plot lines are resolved in a single book. It is rated a strong PG-13 for sarcasm and mild language. No graphic gore or sex.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












The Cult of St James (A James Webb Thriller Book 2) by [Burke, BL]An organization has begun an assault on animal abusers

They think he’s dead. That isn’t the case. James is in hiding after the gladiatorial fighting ring that pitted animal abusers against each other is exposed. A part of him wishes to remain anonymous while rescuing dogs in paradise. Another wishes he could continue his previous work.

A whaling ship is attacked, destroyed by a mysterious group calling themselves the Church of St. James, after their patron, the man who began the work of punishing beasts that hurt animals. The owner of the vessel hires former a CIA agent, Aaron, to find who committed this act of terrorism and bring them to justice.

Aaron is sent back to the place it all started, the Brew City, in order to find the perpetrator of the terrorist attack done in the name of a controversial dead man James.

Only, not everyone believes James’ is dead.

Could he be the one behind the heinous crimes? Can Aaron find the leaders of the group before more attacks take place? Can James find a semblance of peace in his new life or will he be dragged back into the world he’d left?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle










The Tuscan Child by [Bowen, Rhys]From New York Times bestselling author Rhys Bowen comes a haunting novel about a woman who braves her father’s hidden past to discover his secrets…

In 1944, British bomber pilot Hugo Langley parachuted from his stricken plane into the verdant fields of German-occupied Tuscany. Badly wounded, he found refuge in a ruined monastery and in the arms of Sofia Bartoli. But the love that kindled between them was shaken by an irreversible betrayal.

Nearly thirty years later, Hugo’s estranged daughter, Joanna, has returned home to the English countryside to arrange her father’s funeral. Among his personal effects is an unopened letter addressed to Sofia. In it is a startling revelation.

Still dealing with the emotional wounds of her own personal trauma, Joanna embarks on a healing journey to Tuscany to understand her father’s history—and maybe come to understand herself as well. Joanna soon discovers that some would prefer the past be left undisturbed, but she has come too far to let go of her father’s secrets now…  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook












Pressing the Issue (A Cookbook Nook Mystery 6) by [Gerber, Daryl Wood]The Agatha Award–winning author of Grilling the Subject returns to the Cookbook Nook in Crystal Cove, where the annual Renaissance Fair serves up a helping of crafty courtiers, damsels in distress, and medieval murder . . .

As the annual Renaissance Fair comes to Crystal Cove, Jenna Hart’s Cookbook Nook is packed with tasty treats and all things medieval, while her pal Bailey is ready to swoon over her upcoming nuptials at a local vineyard. But when the two friends discover the body of the vineyard’s owner bludgeoned by a winepress, all their merriment fades, along with their hopes for a vintage year.

Which churlish varlet did the deed? Was it the victim’s errant brother, who stood to inherit the vineyards? Or the owner’s crestfallen ex-girlfriend? Mayhap it was the newly arrived comely wench, or her jealous husband. Fie on them all! Verily, Jenna can’t rest until justice is served, and she vows to track down the killer. But can she sniff out the truth before the villainous culprit strikes again?

Includes tantalizing recipes!

Praise for Daryl Wood Gerber and the Cookbook Nook Mysteries:

“There’s a feisty new amateur sleuth in town and her name is Jenna Hart. With a bodacious cast of characters, a wrenching murder, and a collection of cookbooks to die for, Daryl Wood Gerber’s Final Sentence is a page-turning puzzler of a mystery that I could not put down.” —Jenn McKinlay, New York Times bestselling author of the Cupcake Mysteries and Library Lovers Mysteries

“In Final Sentence, the author smartly blends crime, recipes, and an array of cookbooks that all should covet in a witty, well-plotted whodunit.” —Kate Carlisle, New York Times bestselling author of the Bibliophile Mysteries

“Readers will relish the extensive cookbook suggestions, the cooking primer, and the whole foodie phenomenon. Gerber’s perky tone with a multigenerational cast makes this series a good match for Lorna Barrett’s Booktown Mystery series . . .” —Library Journal

“So pull out your cowboy boots and settle in for a delightful read. Grilling the Subject is a delicious new mystery that will leave you hungry for more.” —Carstairs Considers Blog

About the Author:

Agatha Award–winning and nationally bestselling author Daryl Wood Gerber is the author of the Cookbook Nook Mysteries, the French Bistro Mysteries, the Cheese Shop Mysteries (as Avery Aames), and stand-alone suspense thrillers. Little known facts about Daryl are that she’s jumped out of a perfectly good airplane, has hitchhiked around Ireland by herself, and has appeared on an episode of Murder, She Wrote. She loves to read, cook, and golf, and has a frisky Goldendoodle named Sparky who keeps her in line!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle









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