New Releases For The Week Of April 15th, 2018–Part 3

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of April 15th, 2018.  I am going to divide the list into 5 days because there are so very very many of them this week. Today is the third day of my list.  Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading.  Enjoy and happy reading.


Newberry Sin (The Carolina Slade Mystery Series Book 4) by [Clark, C. Hope]EPIC Award Winning Series

“Author C. Hope Clark brings to life . . . endearing and strong-minded characters that linger in your mind long after the last page is turned.” —New York Times bestselling author Karen White

Beneath an idyllic veneer of Southern country charm, the town of Newberry hides secrets that may have led to murder.

When a local landowner’s body, with pants down, is found near Tarleton’s Tea Table Rock—a notorious rendezvous spot, federal investigator Carolina Slade senses a chance to get back into the field again. Just as she discovers what might be a nasty pattern of fraud and blackmail, her petty boss reassigns her fledgling case to her close friend and least qualified person in their office.

Forced to coach an investigation from the sidelines, Slade struggles with the twin demons of professional jealousy and unplanned pregnancy. Something is rotten in Newberry. Her personal life is spiraling out of control. She can’t protect her co-worker. And Wayne Largo complicates everything when the feds step in after it becomes clear that Slade is right.

One wrong move and Slade may lose everything. Yet it’s practically out of her hands . . . unless she finds a way to take this case back without getting killed.

Author C. Hope Clark, an award-winning writer of two mystery series (Carolina Slade and the Edisto Island mysteries), founded, which Writer’s Digest has recognized in its annual 101 Best Web Sites for Writers for almost two decades. Hope is married to a 30-year veteran of federal law enforcement, a Senior Special Agent, now a private investigator. They live in South Carolina, on the banks of Lake Murray. Hope is ever hard at work on the next novel, and you can visit her at  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback










The Mall is Not Enough (Secret Shopper Mom Mystery Book 3) by [McClymer, Kelly]Molly Harbison has decided that being a mystery shopper is the perfect job for a busy mother. But when the family’s vacation plans turn out to be more expensive than expected, Molly turns to entering sweepstakes to earn some extra money. Her simple plan to earn extra cash soon sends James Connery, the annoyingly attractive FBI agent, to Molly’s door once more. Seems someone she knows is running a fraudulent sweepstakes operation, and the FBI wants Molly to help catch the culprit. Molly is happy to help — as long as it doesn’t interfere with the family vacation.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle














Black Diamond Graves (Tawnee Mountain Mysteries Book 6) by [Fallon, Wendy , Mysteries, Tawnee Mountain ]Cali May attends an Artists’ Retreat at Tawnee Mountain Ski and Golf Resort in North Jersey. She’s appalled to see a figure fall from the Black Diamond ski lift as she and the other attendees ride the lift to a small lodge on the first day. She finds herself stranded at the top of the mountain with several creative souls both dead and alive, and must uncover a murderer before she too becomes a target.

Black Diamond Graves is a part of the Tawnee Mountain Mysteries series, a collection of seven brand new mysteries, from seven award-winning and bestselling authors, taking place at the same final destination, the Tawnee Mountain Resort.

Black Diamond Graves features characters from the Cali May Mystery series.

Each book in this multi-author series is a standalone novella, and the series can beread in any order.

The Tawnee Mountain Mysteries series includes:
Leona’s Last Resort by Karen M. Bryson
Dark Side of the Mountain by R.J. Rosatte
Deadly Reception by Karen Randau
Black Diamond Graves by Wendy Fallon
Deadly Misfire by Laurie Fagen
Cassidy’s Deadly Exit by Marla J. Hayes
The Quinnipiac Disappearance by Lee Tidball  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback









The Task of Auntie Dido: A Cozy Mystery (Poeville Book 1) by [Williams, Ryan M.]C. Auguste Dupin enjoys snacks, cleaning his fur, and sleeping in the Reed Moore Library where his human, Penny Copper, is the librarian. When Penny’s Auntie Dido asks her niece for a favor, Dupin never expected it would turn into a case requiring his considerable deductive skills.

After Penny, Dido is Dupin’s favorite human. She makes the most fantastic savory sardine crackers. At first, the favor sounds simple: return a diamond necklace to Dido’s amorous florist Roderick Allan. It also sounds like the perfect opportunity for more crackers. When Roderick Allan is discovered walled up in his basement, it becomes more than a case of missed naps and forgotten snacks.

Dupin wants his routine back, more crackers, Auntie Dido’s dog Patches out of his hair, and Dido herself safe back at home. Which means helping Penny figure out how a simple task has gone deadly wrong!

In Poeville, weird things happen all the time.   (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle











The Witch's Strength: (A Cozy Witch Mystery) (One Part Witch Book 6) by [Kincaid, Iris]Gemma Keating would give anything for the strength to hold up her own head, or to lift a spoon to her own lips. Instead, a muscle wasting disease has sapped away every ounce of her strength, and cruelly, left her with an alert mind, perpetually filled with dark hopelessness. She has no illusions that her condition will ever change.

In life, Lilith Hazelwood was the most powerful witch in Oyster Cove. In death, she is determined to find and punish her murderer. Once enraged by the fact that her body parts had been used for organ transplant, she now sees the beneficiaries as the best means of avenging her own death. If they would only stop being sidetracked by silly diversions like solving human murders and finding love.

A tissue graft from the witch’s muscles imparts a physical strength beyond Gemma’s wildest dreams. Her life is transformed beyond recognition, as she simultaneously becomes the hero a young boy has been longing for, a fly in the ointment for the local criminal population, and a dream come true, for a man who had long ago lost his belief in dreams. But too much confidence in her new abilities might make her the target of Oyster Cove’s latest homicidal menace. And as talented as Gemma has become – she is NOT faster than a speeding bullet!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle










The Staveley Suspect (The Lake District Mysteries) by [Tope, Rebecca]Simmy Brown has a lot on her mind. Not just keeping her florist business afloat, her father’s failing health, the challenge of developing a long-term relationship with Christopher, but also the approach of Mother’s Day, a busy and painful day for her.


But in taking an order for a retirement party in Staveley, she is pulled into her most challenging investigation yet. When a daughter starts accusing her own mother of murder, Simmy, Ben and Bonnie find themselves taking different sides of the investigation. With her relationships under strain, Simmy has to learn to leave her own concerns behind to discover just who the killer is.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover












Hair Today Gone Tomorrow Murder Cozy Mystery: Golden River Cozy Mystery, Book 2 by [Heffer, Sue]A trio of Golden River Mysteries will be released in the Spring and Summer of 2018.

“Fans of laugh-out-loud cozy mysteries will enjoy this new author as she joins the ranks of Cee Cee James and Summer Prescott.”

The new mayor in town thinks he’s all that and a bag of chips. But not so fast!
He finds out pretty quickly that he can be Hair Today and Gone Tomorrow.

Small towns are famous for lots of things: desserts and recipes for murder, weddings, weather, witches, Corgis, Charm and Coziness, Zany characters, an inept and or attractive sheriff.

Golden River has got a lot of that, but what they are most famous for in their small town is…wait for it – HAIR!
There is not a man in Golden River, Ohio who is going bald or who has a receding hair line. If you blow in town on a white horse, acting all high and mighty, up to no good and hiding secrets under your toupee, you will be exposed. You might get killed.

Come along for some clean fun and suspense as Golden River Bed & Breakfast owner Rachel “Honey” Reynolds, her transgender sister Rose, and her niece Ryan show you some hospitality and also help solve a small town murder.
Paperback edition and audio book coming soon
One-click now because everyone enjoys a good cozy mystery with a little light romance sprinkled in  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle








Shot in the Dark (A Coffeehouse Mystery) by [Coyle, Cleo]MYSTERY PICK OF THE MONTH —Library Journal
 “Starred Review: “A gripping and entertaining mystery” —Library Journal
“Penetrating insights” —Kirkus Reviews

“Sure to delight old fans and garner new ones” —Publishers Weekly  

From Cleo Coyle, the New York Times bestselling author of Dead Cold Brew, comes a delicious new entry in the “fun and gripping” (The Huffington Post) Coffeehouse Mysteries.

A new smartphone dating game turns the Village Blend into a hookup hot spot, until one dark night, when a gunshot leaves a dead body behind and the landmark coffeehouse becomes the center of a whole new scene–a crime scene. 

As Village Blend manager Clare Cosi attempts to finalize a date for her wedding, her ex-husband becomes addicted to making dates through smartphone swipes. Clare has mixed feelings about these quickie matchups happening in her coffeehouse. Even her octogenarian employer is selecting suitors by screenshot! But business is booming, and Clare works hard to keep the espresso shots flowing. Then one dark night, another kind of shot leaves a dead body for her to find.

The corpse is a successful entrepreneur who became notorious for his “hit it and quit it” behavior: prowling for women on dating apps, then devastating his conquests with morning-after insults. Though the NYPD quickly arrests one of his recent victims, Clare finds reason to believe she’s been framed.

Now, with the help of her ex and crew of quirky baristas, Clare starts “swiping” through suspects in her own shop, determined to find the real killer before another shot rings out.

Includes a bang-up menu of tempting recipes.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook











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