New Releases For The Week Of March 25th, 2018–Part 1


Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of March 25th, 2018.  I am going to divide the list into 3 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.



The Bengal Identity (A Cat Groomer Mystery) by [Watkins, Eileen]Everyone knows a leopard can’t change its spots. But can a thief hide the spots on a catnapped Bengal? Groomer Cassie McGlone is about to find out . . .

With no ID for his pet, an agitated young man shows up at Cassie’s Comfy Cats claiming his house has burned down and he needs to board his big, brown cat, Ayesha. But after a bath washes dye out of the cat’s coat and reveals beautiful spots, Cassie suspects the exotic-looking feline may in fact be a valuable Bengal show cat, possibly stolen. At the same time, there are rumored sightings of a “wild cat” in the hills of Chadwick, New Jersey. Could there be a connection?

When Ayesha’s alleged owner turns up dead, it looks like whoever wants the beautiful Bengal is not pussyfooting around. Working with the police, Cassie and her staff need to be careful not to reveal the purloined purebred’s whereabouts while they discreetly make inquiries to cat breeders to find her real owners.  But after a break-in attempt rattles Cassie’s cage, it’s clear someone let the cat out of the bag. And when a second body is found, it’s up to Cassie to spot the killer, who may be grooming her to be the next victim . . .

Praise for The Persian Always Meows Twice
“A delightful debut mystery. It’s smart, well-plotted, and features a cast of characters—both human and feline—that I want to see more of. This book will be catnip for cat lovers.”
—Laurien Berenson, author of Wagging through the Snow
“The purr-fecf mystery to curl up with for a lovely cozy read, preferably with a cup of tea, cuddly cat optional but recommended.”—Leslie Meier, author of Turkey Trot Murder  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback












A deadly search for sour grapes . . .

Norrie Ellington is a successful screenwriter living in New York City. She’s also been a silent partner for her family’s winery upstate-until her sister and brother-in-law take a year-long sabbatical. With an experienced staff doing the work, Norrie figures Two Witches Winery will run itself while she enjoys the countryside and writes in peace and quiet.

Unfortunately, there’s a sour grape in the town of Penn Yan who doesn’t care for vineyards. Bed and breakfast owner Elsbeth Waters complains to everyone who’ll listen that the local wineries are bad for her business. But when Elsbeth’s body is found on Norrie’s property, the victim of foul play, the screenwriter-turned-vintner dons a sleuthing cap to uncover the identity of a killer who told the B&B proprietess to put a cork in it-permanently . . .(Amazon)

Editions Available:  Paperback














Speaks the Blue Jay (A Moonlight Bay Psychic Mystery Book 8) by [Emrick, K.J., De Winter, Kathryn]It had been a perfect camping weekend until…

While returning home from their little getaway, Miranda, Jack, and friends discover the body of a dead man on a dried lake bed in the middle of nowhere.

How did the man die?

Jack discovers bruising around his neck which suggests the man was strangled.

Needing backup, and having no mobile phone service, they backtrack to a little country house that they’d recently passed, to use their landline phone.

What they discover is that the house is the rundown Blue Jay Bed and Breakfast. The deceased man had been staying there along with an eclectic group of guests who have now become suspects.

Can Jack and Miranda solve the mystery before the culprit gets away?

Speaks the Blue Jay is the eighth installment in the Moonlight Bay Psychic Mystery series. If you like paranormal cozy mysteries then you will love this book by K.J. Emrick and Kathryn De Winter!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













A Manor of Murder (A Twin Sisters Mystery) by [Shaw, June]Home renovation, like romance, can cause its share of headaches. And in Louisiana’s Bayou country, the path of love can be strewn with murder . . . 
Between maintaining a home renovation business and patching up their personal lives, twin sister divorcees Sunny Taylor and Eve Vaughn are too busy to meddle in their aging mom’s romantic affairs. That is, until the strong-willed senior makes plans to marry her retirement community’s newest resident. Her cadre of buddies at Sugar Ledge Manor are worried that Mom’s beau is only after her money. But when the groom-to-be’s nephew, Edward, is found dead in the house he’d hired the sisters to remodel, the situation gets even stickier.

Everyone knows Edward and the twins disagreed about the upcoming marriage. The crime hasn’t just thrown a wrench in their professional reputations—now the killer seems to be taking aim at Mom. That discovery, along with a second sudden death, sends Sunny and Eve sifting through motives thicker than a Louisiana gumbo…and trying to nail a murderer before all dreams of happiness come crashing down along with their family… (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback












Savannah Secrets: Vigilantes for Justice Book Two by [Chaput, Alan]When Patricia Falcon’s husband Trey is kidnapped, she is plunged into a complex race that crosses continents and decades and will push her to her emotional and mental limits.

Patricia’s investigative talents are further challenged because her husband’s ransom isn’t money.

Desperate to ensure the safe return of Trey, Patricia reaches out to a Catholic bishop, a local witch doctor, and two secret organizations hoping to piece together the clues she needs to find and deliver what the kidnappers want before it’s too late.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle














Outcast: Spellslingers Academy of Magic (Warden of the West Book 1) by [Chase, Annabel]Not all who wander are lost. Some of us just don’t want to be found by our evil sorcerer fathers.

When I’m forced into using magic to save an innocent family, the jig is up.

Or so I believe.

Instead, I’m whisked off to an academy of magic in a place I never knew existed. The problem is—my power is completely raw, which means I don’t know my butt from a broomstick. At first it’s all wands, witches, and a new wardrobe…until I get caught in a restricted area with a dead body. Now it’s going to take more than magic to clear my name. Thanks to new friends and a magically delicious vampire called Gray, I don’t have to fly solo anymore.

I’m out of my depth and out of options. Can I catch a killer before it’s too late, or am I doomed to live a life on the run?

Outcast: Spellslingers Academy of Magic, Warden of the West (Book 1) is a fantasy mystery with humor, action, a powerful heroine, and a fangtastic hero.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle











Teddy Tumpin (An Ollie Stratford Cozy Mystery Book 5) by [Lewis, N.C.]THIS SERIES CAN BE READ IN ANY ORDER. 

Do you need a lucky break?

Ollie does!
She is trying to live a normal life, in a normal Texas Hill Country town, with a normal event center business. All that changes when the high school homecoming brings a local hero back to town.
Ollie checks things out and finds herself plunged into a world of deception and half-truths.
From the rather odd former high school beauty queen who returns to town to marry her high-school admirer, to the mysterious woman in gray who seems to hide a secret, Ollie is intrigued from the start.
Then strange things happen—including to Ollie—and a body appears unexpectedly in a most unusual place.
As Ollie follows a twisted trail, she does not understand the terrible consequences that will result.
Will Ollie and the gang be able to track down the killer before the next victim or is it already too late?
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Editions Available:  Kindle










Cinnamon Rolls & Cyanide: A 2nd Chance Diner Cozy Mystery by [Byers, Beth]The FIFTH book in The 2nd Chance Diner Mysteries!

Rosemary Baldwin is happier than she’s ever been. She never expected to find love and such good friends when she decided to pursue her dream of owning a diner. But she’s got both. Her romance is flourishing. Her friends are great. Her diner is all that she wants it to be.

She doesn’t even blink when a new diner opens and every review seems to compare The 2nd Chance Diner to Spencer’s. She slaps a smile on her face and affirms that there’s room enough for two places that sell pancakes and meatloaf. But then her rival is found dead and her recipe for cinnamon rolls is laying on his chest. Will they be able to find the real killer before The 2nd Chance Diner and her dream life is ruined?

Book 5 in the 2nd Chance Diner Mystery series! For fans of Carolyn Dean, Angela Blackmoore, CeeCee James, and Agatha Frost. A light, cozy mystery with a snarky sidekick, a handsome detective, and fun friendships. No swearing, graphic scenes, or cliffhangers.

The 2nd Chance Diner Cozy Mysteries
Book 1: Spaghetti, Meatballs, & Murder
Book 2: Cookies & Catastrophe
Book 3: Poison & Pie
Book 4: Double Mocha Murder
Book 5: Cinnamon Rolls & Cyanide  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle










The Halloween Haunting (Vegan Vamp Mysteries Book 5) by [Lawley, Cate]It’s bingo night at the retirement center!

It sounds tame enough to Mallory, except the residents of this particular community include a grandmotherly hacker, a retired witch, and, once upon a time, Mallory’s Great-Auntie Lula. Visiting her dead relative’s former abode brings back memories for Mallory, but it also rather unexpectedly brings back Great-Auntie Lula.

With her ghostly great-aunt’s help, can Mallory and her crew discover who’s burgled Bradley’s condo, and why everyone involved with the break-in keeps dying? Click to find out!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













A Berry Clever Corpse: A Laugh-Out-Loud Kylie Berry Mystery (Kylie Berry Mysteries Book 3) by [Winters, A.R.]Welcome to Sarah’s Eatery, where the food is to-die-for!

Moving to Camden Falls was just the start of the craziness in Kylie’s life. Now she’s got two hunky men fighting for her affections, more burnt food than can go on her cafe’s Oops Board, and an ex aunt-in-law who won’t leave her alone.

“Winters will have you giggling into your book!”

And, of course, there’s the latest murder that Kylie gets drawn into…

Who killed Mean Mike, the man who owned half the buildings in a popular Camden Falls shopping strip? Was it Susie, who would’ve been put out of business by the impending rent hike? One of Mike’s jilted paramours? Or was it Tina, his strange neighbor, who seemed to be spying on him?

Will Kylie find out the truth behind Mike’s death, before it’s too late?

Praise for A.R. Winters:

“The perfect balance of being lighthearted, but still a serious page-turning mystery.” – Jaycie D, 

“A fun cozy mystery with engaging and entertaining characters” – lq,

“A cute light read with a final twist at the end.” – Stacey Puleio,  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle









Natural Thorn Killer (A Rose City Mystery) by [Dyer-Seeley, Kate]Cut down among the flowers . . .

Britta Johnston might be a late bloomer, but after leaving her deadbeat husband and dead-end job, she’s finally pursuing her artistic passion at her aunt Elin’s floral boutique, Blooma, in Portland, Oregon. It’s on the banks of the Willamette, in a quaint district of cobblestone paths and cherry trees. The wine bar featuring Pacific Northwest vintages is a tasty bonus, offering another kind of bouquet to enjoy. But things aren’t as peaceful as they look.

For one thing, someone’s been leaving dead roses around—and a sleazy real estate developer who wants the waterfront property has put a big-money offer on the table. Then, after a contentious meeting of local business owners, he’s found on the floor of the shop, with Elin’s garden shears planted in his chest. And before the police decide to pin the crime on her beloved aunt, Britta will have to find out who arranged this murder . . .  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback











You're Kitten Me! (Food Bowl Mysteries Book 3) by [Hayton, Katherine]A heavy responsibility weighs upon Thor’s small shoulders.

Now that Thor has sorted out the local dairy and the distribution chain that supplies it, by rights he should have received his reward of a great meal. Unfortunately, all he’s opened is a large can of worms.

With the specter of a violent attack against a vulnerable woman looming, Thor attempts to rally the troops of his small town. Only by working together with old friends and old enemies, can he hope to thwart the mighty foe that is keeping Thor from his beloved food.

But if Thor can’t keep his fellow felines on task, then he might never sup on a tasty treat again.

Scroll up and one-click to solve the food bowl mystery today!

“You’re Kitten Me” is the concluding book in a new cozy mystery series told from the cat’s POV. Thor’s adventures began with “An Impawsible Situation” and continued with the second in the series “Cat Red-Handed.”  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle










Hex & Candy: Witches of Salem (Gemma Bradbury Paranormal Cozy Mystery Book 2) by [Hart, Harmony]



Welcome to Salem, where witches aren’t always as sweet as they seem.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle
















Til Death Do Us Party (A Liv And Di In Dixie Mystery) by [Fee, Vickie]Las Vegas knows how to party, and for once, event planner Liv McKay won’t be entirely behind the scenes. The Dixie gang is in Sin City to celebrate Mama and Earl’s rockin’ Elvis-themed wedding. And between juggling the botched bachelorette party and a problem-plagued soirée back home, Liv’s ready to double down on some fun.

Mama & Earl’s happily-ever-after seems like a sure thing, but all bets (and nuptials) are off when they get to the Burning Love Wedding Chapel. Their Elvis-impersonating minister has left the building . . . permanently. And even worse, Liv’s cousin, Little Junior, is suspected of his murder.

With Mama’s happy ending on the table and Little Junior about to lose it all, the stakes are higher than ever. Liv and her best friend, Di, must hit the Strip to find the real killer before he finally plays his ace…

“High energy, dead bodies and exposed lies. . . . A must read.”
RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars, on Death Crashes the Party

“A wonderful cozy mystery.”
Suspense Magazine on It’s Your Party, Die If You Want To
“Readers should welcome this look at a very Southern lifestyle, complete with appended party plans.”
Kirkus Reviews on One Fete in the Grave  (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback




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