New Releases For The Week Of March 4th, 2018–Part 4

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of March 4th, 2018.  I am going to divide the list into 4 days because there are so very many of them this week. Today is fourth and final day of my list for this week.  Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading.  Enjoy and happy reading.



Plum Tea Crazy (A Tea Shop Mystery) by [Childs, Laura]Theodosia Browning investigates a Charleston steeped in tradition and treachery in the latest Tea Shop Mystery from New York Times bestselling author Laura Childs.

While viewing the harbor’s Gaslights and Galleons Parade from the widow’s walk of Timothy Neville’s Charleston mansion, local banker Carson Lanier seemingly tumbles over a narrow railing, then plunges three stories to his death. But a tragic accident becomes something much more sinister when it’s discovered that the victim was first shot with a bolt from a crossbow.

At the request of the mansion owner, Theodosia investigates the tragedy and is soon neck deep in suspects. An almost ex-wife, a coworker, a real estate partner–all had motives for killing the luckless banker, but one resorted to murder to settle accounts.


Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover










The Last Equation of Isaac Severy: A Novel in Clues by [Jacobs, Nova]The Family Fang meets The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry in this literary mystery about a struggling bookseller whose recently deceased grandfather, a famed mathematician, left behind a dangerous equation for her to track down—and protect—before others can get their hands on it.

Just days after mathematician and family patriarch Isaac Severy dies of an apparent suicide, his adopted granddaughter Hazel, owner of a struggling Seattle bookstore, receives a letter from him by mail. In it, Isaac alludes to a secretive organization that is after his final bombshell equation, and he charges Hazel with safely delivering it to a trusted colleague. But first, she must find where the equation is hidden.

While in Los Angeles for Isaac’s funeral, Hazel realizes she’s not the only one searching for his life’s work, and that the equation’s implications have potentially disastrous consequences for the extended Severy family, a group of dysfunctional geniuses unmoored by the sudden death of their patriarch.

As agents of an enigmatic company shadow Isaac’s favorite son—a theoretical physicist—and a long-lost cousin mysteriously reappears in Los Angeles, the equation slips further from Hazel’s grasp. She must unravel a series of maddening clues hidden by Isaac inside one of her favorite novels, drawing her ever closer to his mathematical treasure. But when her efforts fall short, she is forced to enlist the help of those with questionable motives.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook









Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions (An Auntie Poldi Adventure) by [Giordano, Mario]For fans of A Man Called Ove and the novels of Adriana Trigiani, a charming, delightfully sexy, and bighearted novel starring Auntie Poldi, Sicily’s newest amateur sleuth

An Auntie Poldi Adventure

On her sixtieth birthday, Auntie Poldi retires to Sicily, intending to while away the rest of her days with good wine, a view of the sea, and few visitors. But Sicily isn’t quite the tranquil island she thought it would be, and something always seems to get in the way of her relaxation. When her handsome young handyman goes missing—and is discovered murdered—she can’t help but ask questions.

Soon there’s an investigation, a smoldering police inspector, a romantic entanglement, one false lead after another, a rooftop showdown, and finally, of course, Poldi herself, slightly tousled but still perfectly poised.

This “masterly treat” (Times Literary Supplement) will transport you to the rocky shores of Torre Archirafi, to a Sicily full of quirky characters, scorching days, and velvety nights, alongside a protagonist who’s as fiery as the Sicilian sun.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook












Marinating in Murder (A Dinner Club Mystery) by [Wiken, Linda]The third in a delicious series featuring a dinner club that tries out new recipes–while trying to catch a killer

The Culinary Capers Dinner Club is planning a fall picnic for their next meeting. What could be better than sharing delicious food with friends under a beautiful autumn sky? But when club member Alison Malkovich opens the back of her SUV to load in the picnic supplies, she finds a dead body. To make things worse, it’s the body of her ex-husband, and now she’s the prime suspect. Because Alison is a police officer, she is suspended and warned not to do any investigating of her own. That’s not about to stop J.J. and the Culinary Capers gang though. They know that Alison is innocent, and after all, they do have some experience solving crimes.


Editions Available:  Kindle. Paperback














Murder & Macarons (A Stella Storm Cozy Witch Mystery Book 2) by [Casey, Amy]Magic. Mischief. Macarons.

Stella Storm is back. After cracking her first case a year ago with the help of her witchy abilities, life has settled for Stella. Business at Witchy Delights is going smoothly. And her mischievous talking pet seems to have picked up a whole new set of words.

But everything changes when a local bad boy is found dead at a wedding. The problem? Most of the population of Goosridge were at that wedding. And plenty of them had reason to kill him…

Now, faced with a whole load of suspects and a whole manner of obstacles, Stella is forced on a journey to solve a twisting, turning mystery that threatens to swallow up everyone involved. Add in the romantic tension with the handsome local detective, and things aren’t quite a piece of cake for Stella (even if she does manage to eat plenty).

And just when she thought she had enough on her plate (drama, not cake), an impromptu visit from her long lost magical family rocks her world to the core…

Will Stella be able to deal with all her personal problems while solving a twisting mystery?

The second book in the Stella Storm Cozy Witch Mystery Series, Murder & Macarons is a sweet treat for fans of the genre. Feet up, cupcakes at the ready. Once you dive in, you won’t be able to resist…  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle










Heat Trap (The Plumber's Mate Mysteries Book 3) by [Merrow, JL]Book three in The Plumber’s Mate Mysteries series

Old flames can leave a nasty burn.

It’s been six months since plumber Tom Paretski was hit by a shocking revelation about his family, and he’s been avoiding dealing with it ever since. His lover, PI Phil Morrison, wants Tom to dig deeper into his history and try to develop his psychic talent for finding things, but Tom’s not nearly so keen. Just as he decides to bite the bullet, though, worse problems crawl out of the woodwork.

Young Devil’s Dyke barmaid Marianne has an ex, Grant Carey, who won’t accept that things are over between them, and he’s ruthless in dealing with anyone who gets in his way. When Carey threatens an old friend of theirs, Phil and Tom step in to help—but that makes them targets themselves.

What with his uncertainty about Phil’s motives, Tom’s family doing their best to drive a wedge between them, and the uncovering of an ugly incident in Phil’s past, Tom’s not sure who he can trust—and the body he finds in the pub cellar isn’t the only thing that stinks.

NOTE: This is lightly edited reprint of a previously published novel.

Word count: 84,200; page count: 310  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle











Murder is in the Cards (The Ghost and the Psychic Book 1) by [Fredericks, Bobbie Jo]Gloria is a psychic whose predictions never turn out right and who relies on actors to make her seances spooky and her public performances pop. She is in danger of being kicked out of the International Association of Psychics when a strange man wanders backstage at one of her public performances. He is well-dresses, but his clothes are stained with blood.

Even stranger, he claims to be a ghost with a mystery to solve.

Is he crazy, or does he hold the key to boosting Gloria’s career and cementing her membership in the Association for good?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












Death Metal (Eastwind Witches Book 2) by [Nelson, Nova]Just when I’m getting the hang of this new life, death pays me another visit.

This time, it takes the form of a werewolf suicide, or at least that’s what our were-elk deputy is calling it.But the victim’s ghost has other ideas, and since I’m one of only two psychics in town, the restless spirit visits me, asking for my help in finding her killer.That’s fine, but does she have to do it right as I’m having a romantic moment with my crush, Tanner Culpepper? Talk about a liplock block.Sure, Tanner is technically my boss now, and making out is a big professional no-no. However, it’s also a gigantic personal yes please.But I can’t refuse a ghost’s plea for help, so now, in the few spare moments between waiting tables, sleeping, listening to the litany of complaints from my emo canine familiar, and dodging come-ons from Ted the grim reaper, I get to solve another murder.I guess romance with Tanner will have to wait. But that’s fine. I’m not bitter.Seriously. I’m not.(Okay, maybe just a little.)When one of the victim’s family members begins exhibiting the same signs of silver poisoning that brought down my new spirit friend, I know the clock is ticking.If I don’t solve the murder and convince Deputy Manchester to make the arrest, the magical town of Eastwind could have another death on its hands …*This is a revised edition of a novel by the same name that was previously published as the Nora Bradbury series of the Witches of Salem world.Note: This book is free of swearing, graphic violence, and sex.
Okay, so Nora has a few naughty thoughts (if you worked alongside Tanner every shift, you might too), but she’s only human … or, witch? However, no acts take place or are described during the course of the story.Hit the Buy Now button to start solving the mystery!  (Amazon)

Editions available:  Kindle










A Brush with Shadows (A Lady Darby Mystery) by [Huber, Anna Lee]Sebastian Gage returns home to battle the ghosts of his past and prevent them from destroying his future with Kiera in the latest exciting installment in this national bestselling series.

July 1831. It’s been fifteen years since Sebastian Gage has set foot in Langstone Manor. Though he has shared little with his wife, Lady Kiera Darby, about his past, she knows that he planned never to return to the place of so many unhappy childhood memories. But when an urgent letter from his grandfather reaches them in Dublin, Ireland, and begs Gage to visit, Kiera convinces him to go.

All is not well at Langstone Manor. Gage’s grandfather, the Viscount Tavistock, is gravely ill, and Gage’s cousin Alfred has suddenly vanished. He wandered out into the moors and never returned. The Viscount is convinced someone or something other than the natural hazards of the moors is to blame for Alfred’s disappearance. And when Alfred’s brother Rory goes missing, Kiera and Gage must concede he may be right. Now, they must face the ghosts of Gage’s past, discover the truth behind the local superstitions, and see beyond the tricks being played by their very own eyes to expose what has happened to Gage’s family before the moors claim yet another victim…  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback














Southern Discomfort: A Southern B&B Mystery by [Fardig, Caroline]Southern hospitality meets deadly deception in the start of a charming new mystery series from the USA Today bestselling author of the Java Jive novels.

Quinn Bellandini loves her life in Savannah, Georgia, where she runs her grandfather’s B&B with her sister, Delilah. From baking fresh scones and serving up grits every morning to ensuring the guests see the best of their historic city, Quinn can’t imagine doing anything else—even if it means dealing with nuisances like the occasional malfunctioning commode. But when Quinn drops by the local restaurant owned by her friend Drew Green, and stumbles upon a murder, her whole world comes crashing down.

Drew’s brother was always a little surly, but Quinn can’t imagine that someone disliked the prickly chef enough to kill him. The police, on the other hand, don’t believe that Quinn was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. Before her guests can even digest the next morning’s gourmet breakfast, Quinn learns that she and Drew are suspects.

Drew thinks they should do some investigating of their own. Quinn is pretty sure she’s better suited to playing hostess than amateur sleuth. But with Delilah as her cynical sidekick, Quinn starts looking for the real killer—before she gets put away faster than you can say “sugar.”

Don’t miss Caroline Fardig’s thrilling Java Jive mysteries, which can be read together or separately:

“I was hooked from the first page. I loved it!”—Dorothy Cannell, award-winning author of the Ellie Haskell mysteries, on Death Before Decaf

“This series is delightful, well written, and wildly entertaining.”Suspense Magazine  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle
























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