New Releases For The Week Of April 22nd, 2018–Part 2

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of April 22nd, 2018.  I am going to divide the list into 3 days because there are so many of them this week. Today is the second day of my list.  Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading.  Enjoy and happy reading.




Poison by Punctuation (Chalkboard Outlines Book 2) by [Kaye, Kelley]High school teacher Emma Lovett is finally recovering from her first year of teaching when she discovers another dead body. As if that wasn’t bad enough, this time, someone has killed a student, Kisten Hollis.

Emma and her best friend, Leslie, are desperate to solve this murder. But suspects abound. The perpetrator could be a teacher, an administrator, a member of Kisten’s zealous church community, or even another student.

Emma must juggle her teaching responsibilities, her new romance with handsome Hunter Wells, and interest from a hunky second suitor, all while searching for evidence to bring a killer to justice before someone else dies.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle











Witch is How Things Had Changed (A Witch P.I. Mystery Book 25) by [Abbott, Adele]



All work and no play…
Life is now very different for Jill Gooder, P.I. and witch extraordinaire. But some things never change – Winky for example.
…leaves no time for custard creams.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback













Antique Blues: A Josie Prescott Antiques Mystery (Josie Prescott Antiques Mysteries) by [Cleland, Jane K.]Ever-crafty Josie must confront suspicious antiques dealers and her own friend’s killer in Antique Blues, the twelfth mystery in Jane K. Cleland’s beloved Josie Prescott Antiques Mystery series set in New Hampshire.

When amateur sleuth and antiques expert Josie Prescott is called in to appraise a Japanese woodblock print and vintage guitar for her friend Mo, she’s thrilled—until Mo is murdered.

It doesn’t take her long to pinpoint one suspect: Mo’s sister’s manipulative boyfriend, who sold her the print—and has now, conveniently, disappeared. Josie’s antiques know-how and detective skills soon lead her down an increasingly perplexing trail, scattered with gamblers, extramarital affairs, and under-the-table purchases.

Readers will relish a return to Rocky Point with Josie as she works together with her friends—the ambitious young reporter Wes Smith, and Rocky Point’s savvy police chief, Ellis Hunter—to sift through the conflicting stories around them and find Mo’s killer.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover












Murder Most Fermented (Rose Avenue Wine Club Mystery) by [Blum, Christine E.]Murder and merlot! The ladies of the Rose Avenue Wine Club are back to track down another killer . . .

When New York transplant Annie “Halsey” Hall starts digging for her tiny SoCal dream vineyard off Rose Avenue, the last thing she expects to unearth is an elderly woman. Between decanting chardonnays and rosés, Halsey and the women of the Wine Club pour over the list of suspects. Could the old woman have bottlenecked her great grandson’s latest scheme? Was it a case of super sour grapes with the local historical society? Or did a devious developer close a killer deal?

With the help of the Wine Club and her enthusiastic yellow lab, Bardot, Halsey must untangle the twisted tendrils of the mystery to clear her name and end a murderer’s reign of terroir . . .  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback










Motto for Murder (Merry Wrath Mysteries Book 6) by [Langtry, Leslie]From USA Today bestselling author, Leslie Langtry comes another hilarious Merry Wrath Mystery…

For ex-CIA Agent turned Girl Scout troop leader, Merry Wrath, planning a wedding is infinitely more terrifying than the time she was a mole in Carlos the Armadillo’s drug cartel. To make matters worse, while plagued by insomnia (brought on by diabolical details that include bizarre things like “boutonnieres”) Merry and her cat, Philby, witness a midnight murder next door.

Or do they? With her record of sleeplessness, everyone from her fiancé, Rex, to her Girl Scout troop are questioning her sanity. And when strange incidents of arson start popping up all over Who’s There, Iowa and a mysterious woman vanishes, Merry begins to believe her neighbors are foreign spies.

Throw in meeting her fiancé’s odd twin sisters, late night visits with Mr. Fancy Pants—the King Vulture at the zoo—and a scary sleep study, and Merry wonders if she’s in danger of losing her mind…or her life.

Merry Wrath Mysteries:
Merit Badge Murder – book #1
Mint Cookie Murder – book #2
Scout Camp Mystery – short story in the “Killer Beach Reads” collection
Marshmallow S’More Murder – book #3
Movie Night Murder – book #4
Mud Run Murder – book #5
Fishing Badge Murder – short story in the “Pushing Up Daisies” collection
Motto for Murder – book #6

What critics are saying about Leslie Langtry’s books:

“I laughed so hard I cried on multiple occasions while reading MARSHMALLOW S’MORE MURDER! Girl Scouts, the CIA, and the Yakuza… what could possibly go wrong?”
~ Fresh Fiction

“Darkly funny and wildly over the top, this mystery answers the burning question, ‘Do assassin skills and Girl Scout merit badges mix…”
~ RT BOOKreviews

“Mixing a deadly sense of humor and plenty of sexy sizzle, Leslie Langtry creates a brilliantly original, laughter-rich mix of contemporary romance and suspense.”
~ Chicago Tribune

“Langtry gets the fun started from page one with a myriad of clever details.”
~ Publisher’s Weekly  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback












JAM, JELLIES, and JUST DESSERTS: A Ravenwood Cove Cozy Mystery by [Dean, Carolyn L. ]Life in Ravenwood Cove is sweet…until the most hated man in the area’s history moves back to town. Buster Radcliffe’s fortune was made by selling jams and jellies nationwide, but will that be enough to protect him from enemies or just make him a target for murder?

Amanda already has enough on her plate without having to deal with the uproar around Radcliffe’s return. A new house under construction, a thriving bed-and-breakfast that suddenly has disaster after disaster, a handsome husband who’s gone on business a lot of the time, and an estranged father that shows up on her doorstep. When her life suddenly gets tangled up in Radcliffe’s plots, Amanda has to dig up town secrets that could make her a target as well.

This is a clean cozy mystery, rating PG because hey, someone does die in the story.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle











Sherlock Holmes and the Werewolf of West End (The Watson Files Book 3) by [Rain, J.R., Smith, Chanel]Something’s stalking the streets of London’s West End. People are dying, and all signs point to a killer of unfathomable strength and brutality. Sherlock Holmes and Watson return in their strangest case yet!

On the night of the full moon, Doctor John Watson is called upon to save a colleague who’s been brutally attacked by what appears to have been a pack of wild dogs. But Watson is too late. His friend succumbs to his wounds, with his dying words implicating a “wolf man.”

Confused, Watson and his good friend, the intrepid Sherlock Holmes, take on this very strange case of murder to track down a bold and vicious killer whose appetite for flesh is straight out of folklore and mythology.

The clock is ticking and Watson and Holmes must stop this heinous creature before any more victims fall prey to its voracious hunger for human flesh. However, the killer’s wiles and weaponry are far more dangerous than its jaws and claws. Indeed, it is a clever enemy who can hide from the likes of these two persistent sleuths. The game is afoot!

Will Holmes and Watson deduce a way to stop this flesh-hungry beast from attacking again on the next full moon? Or will they fall victim to…

…the werewolf of West End?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle









Honey Buns, Hexes, and Hanging (Witchy Bakery Book 2) by [Muse, Naomi]


Nova Bell is settling into her new life as a bakery owner in a small town. Her attempts at baking lead a lot to be desired. She thought hiring a new baker would be easy until one of the bakers turns up dead!
Now, Nova has to solve the murder and find a replacement. With sinister men on the loose, and a secret baking community of organized crime, will Nova ever get her hands on any sweet honey buns?
Find out in the second Witchy Bakery Book!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle















Read Herring Hunt (Mystery Bookshop Mysteries) by [Burns, V.M.]Mystery bookstore owner Samantha Washington is about to find out it’s not so easy to play Monday morning quarterback when it comes to murder. . . 
To the town of North Harbor, Michigan, MISU quarterback Dawson Alexander is a local hero. To Samantha Washington, owner of the Market Street Mysteries Bookstore, Dawson is more than a tenant—he’s like an adopted son. But to the police, he is their prime suspect after his ex-girlfriend is found murdered. It’s more than enough real-life drama for Sam to tackle, but her role as a mystery writer also calls. Returning to the English countryside between the wars, she finds Lady Daphne Marsh in quite the quandary. Someone has tried to murder the scandalous American divorcée Wallis Simpson, for whom Edward VIII so recently abdicated his throne. It seems finding a suspect is no small challenge when most of England has a motive . . .

While Sam’s lawyer sister Jenna rushes in to build Dawson’s defense, Sam and her lively grandmother, Nana Jo, huddle up to solve the mystery and blow the whistle on the real killer. With the tenacious members of the Sleuthing Senior Book Club eager to come off the sidelines, Sam and her team just might stop a killer from completing another deadly play . . .

Praise for V.M. Burns and The Plot Is Murder

“You’ll love this delightful debut mystery with its charming and wacky cast of characters and a mystery within a mystery just to keep things interesting.”
—Victoria Thompson, bestselling author of Murder in Morningside Heights  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback












Stalking Steven (Fidelity Investigations Book 2) by [Bennett, Jenna]Fresh from solving her late husband’s murder, Gina Beaufort Kelley is dealing with her first case as a licensed PI: stalking Steven Morton, the husband of Gina’s divorce attorney, Diana Morton.

University professor Steven is spending significant time with a beautiful, blond Russian young enough to be his daughter, which sets all of Gina’s antennae quivering. But what’s supposed to be a simple case of philandering soon turns sinister when the nosy neighbor of the young Russian girl is murdered, and Steven and the young woman are nowhere to be found.
Add in a ransom note for Steven’s return, a bloody attack on Gina’s associate Zachary when he asks questions about the Russian girl, and the newest addition to the firm – a Boston Terrier that used to belong to the murder victim, but that has now attached itself to Gina – and the newly licensed PI has her hands full.
Can Gina find Steven, avenge Zachary, and discover a killer before it’s case closed… for good?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle











The Mother's Day Mishap (A Tess and Tilly Cozy Mystery Book 3) by [Daley, Kathi]If you love small towns, endearing relationships, food, animals, and a touch of murder, you will love this new mystery series by Kathi Daley, author of the popular Zoe Donovan Cozy Mystery Series.

It’s Mother’s Day in White Eagle Montana and spring has come to the small foothills community. It’s the season for puppies and kittens to be born and rehomed, families to gather for an outdoor picnic and a baseball game, friends to fall in love, and a shocking mystery to filter to the surface after so many years.

Join Tess and Tilly as they sleuth out the truth while delivering the daily mail.   (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback








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