New Releases For The Week Of March 25th, 2018–Part 2

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 second day of my list.  Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading.  Enjoy and happy reading.



Cupcakes and Casualties (Peridale Cafe Cozy Mystery Book 11) by [Frost, Agatha]The 11th book in the BESTSELING Peridale Cafe series!

The residents of Peridale don’t like change, so when the famous actress, Candy Bennett, rolls into the village to demolish a historic cottage, things don’t go as smoothly as she would have hoped. With the ‘Peridale Preservation Society’ protesting her plans to build a modern home on the land, things quickly turn sour. Days into the project, Candy’s lead builder, Shane, is murdered and the task to solve the mystery once again falls into Julia’s lap.

Did one of the protestors kill the builder to make a statement, or was he murdered by someone from within his own team? With the preservation society, the actress, the architect, and the builders all keeping secrets, Julia soon has her hands full gathering evidence, but it’s a familiar-looking new arrival in the village that commands her attention. Julia’s life is torn apart when she learns of the stranger’s true identity, but will she be able to focus on the challenging case before another body turns up? The only certainty is that Julia’s life will never be the same again.

Book 11 in the Peridale Cafe Cozy Mystery series! Can be read as a standalone but will be enjoyed more as part of the series. A light, cozy mystery read with a cat loving and cafe-owning amateur female sleuth, in a small village setting with quirky characters. Written in British English. No cliffhanger, swearing, gore or graphic scenes!

Other books in the series:
1. Pancakes and Corpses
2. Lemonade and Lies
3. Doughnuts and Deception
4. Chocolate Cake and Chaos
5. Shortbread and Sorrow
6. Espresso and Evil
7. Macarons and Mayhem
8. Fruit Cake and Fear
9. Birthday Cake and Bodies
10. Gingerbread and Ghosts
11. Cupcakes and Casualties  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle










The Case of the Vanishing Chef (A P.I. Berger Mystery Book 2) by [Marshall, Harol ]When Cinda Mae Bradbury, former stripper turned restaurateur, asks Hollywood P.I. Polly Berger to find her missing chef, Polly ends up tracking down a murderer instead. Is a “killer” mole poblano recipe enough to murder someone for? Cinda Mae believes someone kidnapped her chef, Henry, but L.A. Detective Johnny Birdwhistle thinks Henry could be on the run after murdering his competitor.

Polly’s caught in the middle—trying to stay alive long enough to solve the case one way or the other. Throw a gun-wielding brother-in-law in search of Polly’s twin sister in the mix, and another murder is imminent!

When Polly’s sister is kidnapped, Polly understands that family is more important than she ever realized before—and she’ll do anything to protect Franny. But to save her sister, she’s got to solve THE CASE OF THE VANISHING CHEF!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












Death's Last Laugh: Mystery (January Chevalier Supernatural Mysteries Book 5) by [Loren, Ruby]A monster has come to Witchwood.

His arrival is heralded by murder.
With suspects and devious plots afoot, January needs all the help she can get to figure out what’s going on and, more importantly, end The Clan’s grip on power.

When Bella and Ryan arrive back in town hot on the heels of the new arrival, the stars finally seem to be falling into alignment.

It’s time to put the band back together. At least – that’s Leah’s unhelpful suggestion. January is more focused on finding something scarier than The Clan that she can use to end their rule once and for all.

But when the game has been played out, will death have the last laugh?

Pick up this paranormal page-turner today!

*To enjoy this book to its full extent, please read the rest of the series first! Not recommended as a standalone.*  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle











Death By Adverb (Pismawallops PTA Mysteries Book 3) by [Douglass, Rebecca M]Did dreadful prose lead to a dreadful end?

JJ MacGregor’s having a rotten summer. Her arm’s in a cast, her jeans are too tight, and her son is spending his vacation with his dad. To make matters worse, her relationship with Police Chief Ron Karlson is up in the air and they haven’t spoken since June. Maybe the only good thing is that she’s got a writing job at last. Wilmont Charleston-Rutherford want her to help him with his memoirs, and JJ doesn’t care if he’s making it all up. All she has to do to make some much-needed money is keep her mouth shut and fix some of the worst prose she’s ever seen.

Of course, keeping her mouth shut isn’t JJ’s strong point. When she loses her temper so does her boss, and she’s back to job-hunting. That’s bad enough, but when Wilmont Charleston-Rutherford turns up dead, everyone remembers JJ fought with him. About the time the police are wondering if JJ might have tried to avenge the English language, her sewer backs up, and the dead man’s missing daughter shows up on her doorstep—only to disappear again before morning. JJ has her work cut out for to find the girl, the killer, and a new septic tank before anyone else dies—but at least the murder has her talking to Ron again.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












The Gideon Oliver Mysteries Volume One: Fellowship of Fear, The Dark Place, Murder in the Queen’s Armes, and Old Bones by [Elkins, Aaron]The forensic anthropologist known as the Skeleton Detective tackles his first four cases in the Edgar Award–winning series “that never disappoints” (The Philadelphia Inquirer).

Edgar Award winner and former anthropologist Aaron Elkins “thoroughly understands the art of the murder mystery” (The Philadelphia Inquirer). In these four initial volumes of the long-running Skeleton Detective series, Elkins introduces readers to his “likable, down-to-earth cerebral sleuth,” Professor Gideon Oliver (Chicago Tribune).

Fellowship of Fear: Gideon accepts a teaching fellowship at US military bases in Europe—without knowing the previous two fellowship holders met mysterious ends. Now caught up in a dangerous game, this professor will need to think fast in order to survive.

“Sherlock Holmes would be pleased.” —The Houston Post

The Dark Place: Gideon is in Washington’s Olympic National Park and must make sense of skeletal remains, a primitive bone spear murder weapon, and alleged Bigfoot sightings before a relentless killer strikes again.

“As good as it gets.” —New York Daily News

Murder in the Queen’s Armes: A stolen prehistoric skull bone and dead archaeology student interrupt Gideon’s honeymoon in England. The now infamous Skeleton Detective agrees to help the police, but doing so soon pushes him and his new bride into danger.

“Great stuff.” —The New York Times Book Review

Old Bones: In this Edgar Award winner, Gideon is called upon while lecturing in France to examine bones found beneath the stone flooring of an old chateau in Mont St. Michel. But it’s the skeletons in a local family’s closet that could prove deadly . . .  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle









Plain Confession (A Stone Mill Amish Mystery) by [Miller, Emma]When Rachel Mast returned to Stone Mill, Pennsylvania, she unwittingly became a bridge between the closed Amish community and the Englisher police. Now, as she prepares for her wedding, she’s drawn into an investigation that could end in a different ceremony—her funeral . . .

Rachel didn’t know Daniel Fisher well, but it still comes as a shock when her fiancé, a state trooper, tells her that the young Amish man’s death may not have been a hunting accident. The police believe he was murdered and they need Rachel’s help telling the family. But when she does, they don’t seem upset or even surprised. Even more unsettling, Daniel’s brother-in-law confesses—while his mother begs Rachel to prove his innocence. But why would he give a false confession? Who is he trying to protect?

As Rachel’s search for answers overshadows her wedding plans, rumors swirl that she might not show up at the altar—and that Daniel wasn’t as upstanding as he seemed. While the list of people who wanted him dead grows, Rachel is caught in the killer’s crosshairs, and if she’s not careful, it may be more than her feet that turn cold . . .

Praise for the Amish Mystery series
“An excellent addition to the Amish mystery subgenre.”—Library Journal
 “An exciting tale of mystery, love, and danger.”—Booklist
“A well-informed look into the tranquil world of the Amish with a fairly edgy puzzler.”
Kirkus Reviews (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback











Luck be a Lady: Charles Paterson Investigates by [Pittar, Deryn]Charles Paterson, Private Investigator, has crimes to solve, but he has an even bigger problem—he’s terrified to leave his house. A diagnosis of agoraphobia is a relief. It could have been something fatal. All he has to do now is overcome his fear?

He adopts a rescue dog, Lady, for company and forces himself back to work to locate a missing wife find a lost dog, and discover if a husband is cheating. Bread-and-butter crimes that keep him employed but is the ‘missing wife’ really a wife and has a murder been committed?

Vertigo attacks and terror do their best to stop his progress. His ex-wife has plans and is demanding money but with Lady’s support he just might win.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback









Working Stiff Mysteries Boxed Set by [Nelson, Kerri]From USA Today bestselling author Kerri Nelson comes a boxed set of three full-length mysteries in the wacky small town of Millbrook. This boxed set includes all three novels the bestselling Working Stiff Mysteries series, including:

Remote Consequences
When Mandy Murrin returns home to care for family, she finds jobs aren’t easy to come by in a small town. Things go from bad to worse when Mandy finds…a corpse? One missing body, a police detective with a grudge, a mysterious stranger, and a town full of long buried secrets. If Mandy’s not careful, this could be one dead end job she doesn’t make it out of alive!

Worked to Death
When an old friend asks for her help, Reluctant med-school drop-out Mandy Murrin knows she must make a dent in solving this puzzle before the killer retires another victim. But will she get to the bottom of it before the culprit can cover his tracks, or will she reach a dead-end of her very own?

Disorganized Crime
Jill-of-all-trades and sometimes-sleuth Mandy Murrin’s finds herself torn between 3 men, being a reluctant bridesmaid, and working a temp job as a plumber’s assistant for Godfather’s Plumbing—which puts her in the middle of a real life mob family crisis. One weekend. Two days ‘til the wedding. Three men in her life. Will Mandy survive until Monday or will this be the end of her?

“Readers will love the hilarity and underlying danger that pushes the story forward.”
—RT Books Reviews

“I was so into the book, I even gasped out loud once… It will definitely keep readers turning the pages to see what will happen next.”
—More Than A Review  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle











A Cast of Killers (Hubbert & Lil Cozy Mystery Series Book 2) by [Gray, Gallagher]A MYSTERIOUS GROUP OF ELDERLY ACTRESSES—WITH SECRETS TO KILL FOR…

In Gallagher Gray’s SECOND cozy Hubbert and Lil mystery, stalwart amateur sleuth Theodore Hubbert and his trusty sidekick Aunt Lil take on a scrappy should-be-retired troupe of ex-actresses, who—surprise, surprise—aren’t at all what they seem….

Quirky investigator Theodore Hubbert—T.S. for short—is awakened out of his regular afternoon revelry (watching his favorite soap opera) by a phone call from none other than his Aunt Lil, whose penchant for interrupting… well, really anything T.S. is interested in, is uncanny. As per usual, Aunt Lil is calling to ask for a tiny little favor—a helping hand at a Manhattan soup kitchen. Naturally, T.S. wasn’t listening to her beggar’s soliloquy and unwittingly agrees to work that afternoon’s shift. But T.S.’s afternoon turns out to have more in store than ladling soup. Because no good deed goes unpunished—especially when Aunt Lil is involved.

In the middle of lunch—an inventive chili recipe Lil proudly boosted from a real life cowboy in Santa Fe—a little old lady suddenly jumps up, clutching at her throat… and drops dead. New York’s Finest couldn’t care less about the demise of an elderly woman who presumably had a heart attack. But a group of soup kitchen regulars—a crew of snooty failed actresses from the Eisenhower era—appear shaken. Turns out they knew the deceased. And their woeful reactions are dramatic, to say the least. But are they just acting?

Ever unable to keep her mouth shut, Aunt Lil offers up the shocked and (seemingly) grief-stricken actresses her nephew’s private investigator services to investigate the woman’s real identity. Reluctantly, T.S. agrees to help. After all, he dryly muses, it’s not like she was murdered. Famous last words.

Throughout this irresistibly cozy mystery, Aunt Lil’s tall tales sprinkle about as comic relief to a thoroughly engaging murder mystery. And true to form, she remains a nosey pest—who happens to be utterly adorable. And T.S.’s antics, reminiscent of Columbo or Agatha Christie’s finicky Hercule Poirot, will delight the fervent mystery fans.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback











Death by Dumpling: A Noodle Shop Mystery by [Chien, Vivien]Welcome to the Ho-Lee Noodle House, where the Chinese food is to die for. . .

The last place Lana Lee thought she would ever end up is back at her family’s restaurant. But after a brutal break-up and a dramatic workplace walk-out, she figures that helping wait tables is her best option for putting her life back together. Even if that means having to put up with her mother, who is dead-set on finding her a husband.

Lana’s love life soon becomes yesterday’s news once the restaurant’s property manager, Mr. Feng, turns up dead—after a delivery of shrimp dumplings from Ho-Lee. But how could this have happened when everyone on staff knew about Mr. Feng’s severe, life-threatening shellfish allergy? Now, with the whole restaurant under suspicion for murder and the local media in a feeding frenzy—to say nothing of the gorgeous police detective who keeps turning up for take-out—it’s up to Lana to find out who is behind Feng’s killer order. . . before her own number is up.


“Vivien Chien serves up a delicious mystery with a side order of soy sauce and sass. A tasty start to a new mystery series!” —Kylie Logan, bestselling author of Gone with the Twins

Deathby Dumpling is a fun and sassy debut with unique flavor, local flair, and heart.” —Amanda Flower, Agatha Award–winning author of Lethal Licorice  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback












The Uninvited Corpse (Food Blogger Mystery) by [Sennefelder, Debra]Leaving behind a failed career as a magazine editor and an embarrassing stint on a reality baking show, newly divorced lifestyle entrepreneur Hope Early thought things were finally on the upswing—until she comes face-to-face with a murderer . . .

Hope’s schedule is already jam packed with recipe testing and shameless plugs for her food blog as she rushes off to attend a spring garden tour in the charming town of Jefferson, Connecticut. Unfortunately, it isn’t the perfectly arranged potted plants that grab her attention—it’s the bloody body of reviled real estate agent Peaches McCoy . . .

One of the tour guests committed murder, and all eyes are on Hope’s older sister, Claire Dixon—who, at best, saw Peaches as a professional rival. And suspicions really heat up when another murder occurs the following night. Now, with two messy murders shaking Jefferson and all evidence pointing to Claire, Hope must set aside her burgeoning brand to prove her sister’s innocence. But the closer she gets to the truth, the closer she gets to a killer intent on making sure her life goes permanently out of style . . .

Includes Recipes from Hope’s Kitchen!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook










Nightmare Under the Northern Lights (A Starling and Swift Cozy Mystery Book 7) by [Mandrake, M. J.]The seventh book in the thrilling new cozy mystery series is a .99 pre-order special for a short time only! 
When Penny and Elaine ask Kitty to be the interpreter for their Deaf tour group on an Alaskan cruise, she agrees without hesitation. She’s always wanted to see the magical, romantic Northern Lights, and her only regret is that Leander is stuck at home on embassy business.
But she’s determined to enjoy her time there, because despite spending most of their lives traipsing through the Yucatan jungle, Kitty is sure that she and Chica are up to a weekend of snow camping on the remote Juneau Icefield. It’ll be a once in a lifetime experience!
Unfortunately, it was also a “once in a lifetime” experience for the murder victim they find preserved from last century. The shocking discovery gives new meaning to the term “cold case”. When Kitty finds a surprising connection to the victim, she and Chica must don their crampons on a trek across the frozen tundra. With an ice pick in hand and her trusty psychic service dog, can Kitty track down the murderer after all these years?
A crime of passion has no expiration date when Starling and Swift are on the case. 
A cozy mystery of about 140 pages with recipes!

Murder at the Mayan Temple, Book One
Death on the Wind, Book Two (September 2017)
Danger at the Dive Shop, Book Three (October 2017)
Chaos in Cuba, Book Four (November 2017)
Sabotage on Solitude Bay, Book Five (November 2017)
A Scandal in Spain, Book Six (December 2018)
Nightmare Under the Northern Lights, Book Seven (March 2018)
Terror at the Turtle Sanctuary, Book Eight (April 2018)
Death in Dubrovnik, Book Nine (May 2018)
Ruin on the Rhine, Book Ten (June 2018)  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle











Murder Isn't Easy by [Hull, Richard]Three men, three motives, one murder. Who will come out on top? No one ever said murder was easy.

Nicholas Latimer considers himself indispensable to advertising agency NeO-aD – unlike his partners Barraclough and Spencer. Sometimes Nicholas thinks it would be better if he was running it by himself. If only some unfortunate accident would befall his colleagues…

Paul Spencer has just about had it with Latimer’s incompetence and wilful time-wasting. Spencer knows for a fact that he is the cog that keeps NeO-aD rolling and wishes that Barraclough would take a stance and get Latimer out of the way.

And Barraclough? He just wants to do his job without the constant bickering of his two insufferable colleagues.

When a new client (approached by Latimer, he might add) presents an opportunity for the company to hit it big, Latimer contemplates taking matters into his own hands. He hasn’t considered, however, that Spencer and Barraclough might have plans of their own…(Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover










Hippity Hoppity Homicide (Zoe Donovan Cozy Mystery Book 28) by [Daley, Kathi]It comes down to a few critical seconds as Zoe is forced to either outsmart a genius or watch her husband die.

With Easter only a week away, Zoe is pulled into a dangerous game after Zak is kidnapped, and the person who kidnapped him, challenges Zoe to The Sleuthing Game. Zoe is told that the only way to gain Zak’s freedom is to complete the challenges in the time allotted.

If she fails, Zak will die.

Zoe had promised she would retire from sleuthing now that she had an infant to care for, but the stakes are high, so she leaves the kids with Ellie, while she and Levi set out to beat a madman at their own game.

Buy or read for FREE with Kindle Unlimited  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback