New Releases For The Week Of February 18th, 2018–Part 3

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 third and final day of my list for this week.  Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading.  Enjoy and happy reading.

 

 

 

Death of an Honest Man (A Hamish Macbeth Mystery) by [Beaton, M. C.]Sergeant Hamish Macbeth–Scotland’s most quick-witted but unambitious policeman–returns in M.C. Beaton’s new mystery in her New York Times bestselling series.

Nobody loves an honest man, or that was what police sergeant Hamish Macbeth tried to tell newcomer Paul English. Paul had moved to a house in Cnothan, a sour village on Hamish’s beat.

He attended church in Lochdubh. He told the minister, Mr. Wellington, that his sermons were boring. He told tweedy Mrs. Wellington that she was too fat and in these days of increasing obesity it was her duty to show a good example. Angela Brody was told her detective stories were pap for the masses and it was time she wrote literature instead. He accused Hamish of having dyed his fiery red hair. He told Jessie Currie–who repeated all the last words of her twin sister–that she needed psychiatric help.

“I speak as I find,” he bragged. Voices saying, “I could kill that man,” could be heard from Lochdubh to Cnothan.

And someone did.

Now Hamish is faced with a bewildering array of suspects. And he’s lost the services of his clumsy policeman, Charlie, who has resigned from the force after Chief Inspector Blair berated Charlie one too many times, and the policeman threw Blair into the loch. Can Hamish find the killer on his own?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minced, Marinated, and Murdered: A French Culinary Mystery (Gourmet Crimes Book 1) by [Balen, Noël, Barrot, Vanessa]Revelations in a city where food is so much more than a meal in a deliciously authentic culinary mystery novel set in France.

A routine assignment in Lyon, France’s traditional capital of gourmet food, turns bitter for food writer Laure Grenadier when a beloved chef is found murdered. A wave of panic follows with a second death, and Laure sets out to find the truth. As she reviews the city’s traditional bistros, interviews the town’s best chefs and local food producers, and shares stories and culinary lore with her photographer Paco Alvarez, she uncovers secrets and rivalries. But will she find the murderer before the city loses more of its master chefs?

Laure’s passion for food and deep knowledge of culinary history combine with a reporter’s natural curiosity and a particular Parisian chic, turning her into a natural sleuth in a city where food is so much more than a meal. Paco’s photographer’s eye brings the details to life, while murder and mayhem spice up the mix.

In this fun, satisfying, mouth-watering French mystery novel, authors Noël Balen and Vanessa Barrot whisk readers to France for a troubling mystery, local culinary anecdotes, recipes, home-grown products, and very human feelings.

“When you feel as much hunger as grief, then you know you’re still alive.”

Praise

“To devour!” —Tribune de Lyon
“A novel to savor and a series that promises to be delicious.” —ABC Polar
“A succulent mystery in a series that mixes abominable crimes with the pleasures of the table. The recipe was perfectly simmered to give the reader cold chills and tickled tastebuds. “ —L’Actu Littéraire
“Clever with strong dialogue.” —La Revue du Vin de France
“Pleasant and easy to read.” —Mag 2 Lyon
“Extremely well researched with fabulous suspense.” —Alsace Magazine

The authors
Noël Balen, writer and musician, has over thirty mysteries to his name, including the Winemaker Detective series, a hit cozy mystery and TV series. Hi co-author and wife Vanessa Barrot is a corporate lawyer who comes from a family of Parisian restaurant owners.

Translator Anne Trager founded Le French Book as an expression of her ongoing passion for France and crime fiction. She adapted this mystery into English with the help of award-winning editor Amy Richards.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Big Kill (Matchmaker Mysteries Book 9) by [Sax, Elise]The Big Kill is the 9th installment of the hilarious Matchmaker Mysteries Series. Synopsis coming soon…

Sometimes love comes with a few dead ends.

“Elise Sax will win your heart.”—New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis

“Sax will make you laugh. Her larger-than-life characters jump off the page and make crazy seem like a fun place to hang out.”—New York Times bestselling author Christie Craig
“With quirky characters reminiscent of Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series and a small-town heroine redolent of Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse” –RT Book Reviews

“Fans of laugh-out-loud romantic suspense will enjoy this new author as she joins the ranks of Janet Evanovich, Katie MacAllister, and Jennifer Crusie.”—Booklist, on An Affair to Dismember

“A lighthearted and amusing caper with a sexy side order of romance . . . Gladie is an endearing mess of a character, and the book is fast-paced and amusing, with a large cast of quirky, small-town characters.”—Kirkus Reviews, on Matchpoint

“There’s plenty for fans to enjoy in Sax’s third Matchmaker installment, complete with energetic narration, zany humor and a mystery that’s as engaging as the details of Gladie’s love life.”—RT Book Reviews, on Love Game  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Hung Jury (A Gold and Silver Murder Mystery) by [Innes, Robert]COMING FEBRUARY 20TH. The first in a BRAND NEW SERIES!

THE FIRST IN A BRAND NEW MURDER MYSTERY SERIES

Everyone on the jury is dying…

Rebecca Winters is on trial for the murder of her husband, Simon. He was found stabbed to death in the bedroom of their home, and with the evidence mounted up around her, she is soon found guilty by a jury.

But one member of that jury is confused by the outcome. Nicola Golding is a budding blogger, her focus being on murder and crime. She does not believe that Rebecca is a murderer, and she decides to investigate the possibility that Simon’s killer could still be out there somewhere.

With nobody there to help her, Nicola recruits a reluctant companion; new chef at the restaurant she works at, Alex Silverstone. But then, more deaths occur. Members of the jury that made the decision to send Rebecca down are found hanged in their homes, and Nicola soon finds herself in a race against time to find the killer before she becomes a victim herself…  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Playboy in Peril (Jamie Winters Mysteries Book 5) by [Rey, Kelly]From USA Today bestselling author Kelly Rey comes another laugh-out-loud Jamie Winters Mystery …

Legal secretary and reluctant sleuth Jamie Winters never claimed to have an exciting social life. So it’s no surprise she’s never heard of the local band Virtual Waste…that is until their drummer is murdered backstage at a show, and Jamie’s teenaged sidekick, Maizy, just happens to be there! Does the killer think she knows his identity? Is he coming after Maizy next? Jamie is determined to keep her friend safe, even if Maizy is determined to search the entire New Jersey Pine Barrens to track down the killer! While Jamie’s hot landlord, Curt, fills in with the band, Jamie wades through the victim’s disgruntled bandmates, a slew of discarded groupies, an ex-Marine bouncer, an unhinged Einstein lookalike, an emotionally overwrought agent, an ill-tempered giant, and even the Jersey Devil, to find the truth…before Maizy becomes the next victim.

Jamie Winters Mysteries:
Motion for Murder – book #1
Mistletoe & Misdemeanors– holiday short story
Death of a Diva – book #2
Motion for Misfits (short story in the “Killer Beach Reads” collection)
The Sassy Suspect – book #3
Verdicts & Vixens – book #4
A Playboy in Peril – book #5

“Move over Stephanie Plum—there’s a new girl in town! Jamie Winters is smart, sassy, and laugh-out-loud hilarious. Mix one fun mystery, some fantastic romantic chemistry, and witty quips throughout for a sure-fire winner! Who knew a lawyer’s office could be so funny?”
~ Gemma Halliday, New York Times bestselling author

“Rey delivers an impressive, well-plotted and well-written… treat that leaves readers eager to whet their appetite with all of Jamie Winters’ wacky investigations!”
~ Diane Morasco, Long Island Book Reviews   (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Body on the Beach (Sunrise Island Mysteries Book 1) by [Baker, Blythe]On quaint little Sunrise Island, the beaches are sunny, the ocean views are to die for… and the murder rate is climbing.

When Piper Lane’s career and her office romance both die fiery deaths on the same day, she packs up her worldly goods and her French Bulldog, Jasper, and leaves Houston behind, setting sail for safer harbors – the welcoming golden shores of Sunrise Island, to be exact.

But Piper, her pessimistic sister, Page, and her overly dramatic niece, Blaire, have no sooner rolled up their sleeves and taken over an old bed and breakfast on the island, than a dead body is discovered on the premises. With her B&B now adjacent to a crime scene, it looks as if Piper’s dream of reviving the business might be done for. Between the haunted house vibe of the ancient Victorian property and the creepy antics of Mrs. Harris, the crazy old lady living in the attic, can things get any worse?

Propelled into the middle of the dangerous murder investigation, Piper soon makes it her mission to clear away the clouds of suspicion surrounding her B&B and shine the light of day on long-held secrets that some of the island’s inhabitants would rather keep buried.  But the killer is only one step behind her, and if Piper doesn’t think fast, the only thing she’ll be getting to the bottom of is a shallow grave.

Don’t miss the start of this exciting new cozy mystery series!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Claws for Concern (Cat in the Stacks Mystery) by [James, Miranda]Charlie Harris and his Maine Coon cat, Diesel, are embroiled in a new mystery when a cold case suddenly heats up in the latest installment of the New York Times bestselling series.

Charlie Harris is busy enjoying his new grandson when a mysterious man with a connection to Charlie’s family starts visiting the library, bringing with him troubling questions about an unsolved murder…

Charlie may be a proud new grandfather, but he and Diesel still have work to do at Athena College and the small Mississippi town’s public library. He’s too busy to deal with true-crime writer Jack Pemberton, who wants Charlie as the subject of his latest book–and who won’t take no for an answer.

A more appealing proposition for Charlie is spending time helping a kind, elderly man navigate the library’s genealogical database. But he’s shocked when he learns that the visitor’s search is focused on a member of his own family: his late aunt’s husband.

Charlie befriends the man and considers inviting him to stay in his home, but he’s soon given reason to question that notion. Jack is certain that Charlie’s new houseguest was involved in a shocking homicide that took place years ago in a small town near Athena. As this cold case heats up, Charlie and Diesel have to uncover a killer who may already be too close to home…  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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