New Releases For The Week Of March 11th, 2018–Part 1


Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of March 11th, 2018.  I am going to divide the list into 4 days because there are so very many of them this week. Today is first  day of my list.  Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading.  Enjoy and happy reading.



Mercy Dogs by [Dilts, Tyler]How can a shattered ex-cop follow the rules when he’s no longer sure of them?

For sixteen years, Ben Shepard loyally served the Long Beach Police Department. Then he took a bullet to the head, and his life was shattered. No one expects much of anything from him anymore—except his father, an old man receding into a fog of his own. And except maybe his tenant, Grace, who’s been a warm and friendly constant in his and his father’s bleak lives.

Until the day she vanishes.

After an official investigation stalls, Ben moves forward on his own. But stepping into Grace’s past—and all she was hiding—is a dangerous move for a man who can’t trust his memories from one day to the next. The deeper he gets, the more he has to question whether he’s being driven by the gut instincts of a suspicious former cop or by paranoia.

Recognizing what’s real can save Grace’s life. If only he can trust himself to do it…  (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook











Thirteen members of the Chesapeake Chapter of Sisters in Crime spin tales crime around the theme of animals. A pet groomer. A pet crow. A dog named Rasputin. Exploding cattle. Even an octopus figures in a mystery. Contributors include: Chris Grabenstein (Introduction), Shari Randall, Carla Coupe, KM Rockwood, Alan Orloff, Eleanor Cawood Jones, Robin Templeton, Barb Goffman, Marianne Wilski Strong, Linda Lombardi, Josh Pachter, Joanna Campbell Slan, Cathy Wiley, and Karen Cantwel  (Amazon)

Editions Available:   Paperback









The Pretty Little Box (Bibliomysteries) by [Todd, Charles]A simple theft leads to unforeseen tragedy in this story from the New York Times–bestselling author of the Inspector Ian Rutledge Mysteries.

In a quaint antiquarian bookshop in the Midlands of England, a woman is captivated by a rare gilt-edged devotional nestled within an exquisite and equally tempting box. Her desire to pilfer it overcomes her scruples, and her guilt and terror at doing something so audacious, so unlike her. With a simple sleight of hand, it’s hers.

But this irresistible book of hours isn’t in her possession for long. By chance, desire, and cruel twists of fate, it soon falls into the covetous grip of others—from a pickpocket to a schoolboy to a priest—as one woman’s transgression sets in motion a dreadful chain of events.

This diabolically clever story from the New York Times–bestselling author proves Stephen King was right when he said, “You’re going to love Todd.”  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle










Call to Arms: A Detective Kay Hunter mystery (Detective Kay Hunter crime thriller series Book 5) by [Amphlett, Rachel]Loyalty has a price.

Kay Hunter has survived a vicious attack at the hands of one of the country’s most evil serial killers.

Returning to work after an enforced absence to recover, she discovers she wasn’t the only victim of that investigation. DI Devon Sharp remains suspended from duties, and the team is in turmoil.

Determined to prove herself once more and clear his name, Kay undertakes to solve a cold case that links Sharp to his accuser.

But as she gets closer to the truth, she realises her enquiries could do more harm than good.

Torn between protecting her mentor and finding out the truth, the consequences of Kay’s enquiries will reach far beyond her new role…

Call to Arms is a gripping police procedural, and the fifth in the Detective Kay Hunter series:


A page-turning murder mystery for fans of Peter Robinson, David Baldacci and Harlen Coben.

Praise for Call to Arms

Call to Arms throws the reader straight into the action, and the pace doesn’t let up until the final page.” ~ Jo’s Book Blog

Call to Arms is a riveting thriller, full of twists and turns, lies and secrets and totally engrossing!” ~ Good n’ Read-y

Call to Arms kept me on the edge of my seat – it’s a real page turner!” ~ Bonnies Book Talk  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook










Thank my Lucky Spells: A Paranormal Cozy Mystery (Moonlight Cove Mystery Book 3) by [Silver, Samantha, Page, Evelynne]The fur is definitely beginning to fly…

When Arti goes to see Lara Lancaster, the last thing she expects to find at the celebrity’s home is a dead body! With Lara knocked unconsicous and her assistant murdered, Arti quickly finds herself mired in the middle of yet another murder mystery.

As Arti digs into the life of the murdered assistant, she finds herself getting in deeper than she expected. And between the murder investigation, the renovations at the B&B, and trying to stop Luna and Lucy from creating yet another crime scene, this time in her own house, Arti definitely has her hands full.

But as she gets closer to finding the killer, Arti also finds herself in the killer’s crosshairs. Will she be able to solve the crime before she becomes the killer’s next victim?

Witching Ain’t Easy is the third full-length novel in the Moonlight Cove series of paranormal cozy mysteries.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle









Third Knock the Charm (Eastwind Witches Book 3) by [Nelson, Nova]When fate comes knocking, answer the door.
Unless it knocks three times. Then just pretend you didn’t hear it.

Life is full of trouble when you’re a psychic medium. I’m learning that the hard way. In my defense, though, I don’t seek it out. Trouble finds me. It’s practically waiting on my doorstep when I leave for work each day.When I accidentally let a dark entity into the house I share with my mentor, Ruby True, it’s up to me to banish this who-knows-what before the rest of Eastwind devolves into complete chaos.It’s a taller order than I’m used to, and I’ll need help if I stand a chance. But the best man for the job is also the last man in town I would want to spend any amount of time with …*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 (you would, too, if you were secretly dating Tanner Culpepper), 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 Murder of Principle by [Coryell, Susan]A new principal takes Harding High by storm, wreaking havoc with every executive order and every decision, tearing apart the stellar school tenet by tenet.

Teachers, other administrators, students, parents, and the community at large increasingly react to the tremors shaking Harding High as Principal Wendy Storme churns a destructive path through their traditions, values, and protocol. Everyone associated with Harding has a valid motive for murder.

Determined to save her school and friends, English department chair, Rose Lane, and her rookie sidekick, intern Penny Bright, vow to move the hurricane-force Storme out of Harding for good…except somebody beats them to it with the decisiveness of murder.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback









Brownie Points for Murder: A Jill Andrews Cozy Mystery #1 by [Ellis, Nicole]A plate of bribery brownies. What could go wrong?

Suburban mom Jill Andrews isn’t sure going back to her old career in marketing is the right move with two young kids and a husband who’s traveling more than he’s home. When her in-laws ask her to help out at the family business, the Boathouse Event Center, it seems like the perfect opportunity to test out a new role.

Even better—one of her first clients as an event coordinator wants her to work for him in a part-time marketing job.

Unfortunately, he’s the builder of the most unpopular construction project in Ericksville—a seven-story condominium that will tower over everything else in the small town on Puget Sound. With some misgivings, she accepts the offer.

Before she can start her new job, the condos are torched by an arsonist and she finds the body of her crotchety old neighbor Samuel Westen on the beach. Shaken by these events, Jill isn’t sure what to do.

Everything changes when news footage appears of her pregnant sister-in-law Desi Torres throwing a pen at Westen in a town hall meeting because he refused to renew the lease on her café. When the police find a plate of Desi’s famous brownies in his house, Desi is catapulted to the top of the suspect list.

When the stressful situation lands Desi in the hospital with pregnancy complications, Jill must navigate her own mom-life crisis, sift through a tangled web of secrets and lies, and discover the identity of the real killer before it’s too late.

Jill Andrews Cozy Mysteries

Brownie Points for Murder – coming March 15th
Death to the Highest Bidder – coming April 17th
A Deadly Pair O’Docks – coming May 15th  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle


Death al Fresco: A Sally Solari Mystery by [Leslie Karst]In Leslie Karst’s third culinary cozy—perfect for fans of Joanne Fluke and Leslie Meier—it’s up to Sally Solari to serve up a killer before their family restaurant’s reputation goes up in smoke.

It’s early autumn in Santa Cruz and restaurateur Sally Solari decides an open-air painting class is the perfect way for her to learn more about Paul Gauguin, the inspiration for her the restaurant she has recently inherited. But the beauty of the Monterey Bay coastline is shattered when Sally’s dog Buster sniffs out a corpse tangled up in kelp.

The body is identified as Gino, a local fisherman and a regular at the Solaris’ until he disappeared after dining there a few nights before. Witnesses claim he left reeling drunk, but his waitress swears the old man only had two beers with his meal. And then the fingers begin to point at Sally’s dad for negligently allowing an inebriated customer to walk home alone at night.

From a long menu of suspects, including a cast of colorful characters who frequent the historic Santa Cruz fisherman’s wharf, Sally must serve up the tall order of clearing her father’s name in Death al Fresco, Leslie Karst’s third delectable Sally Solari mystery.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover