New Releases For The Week Of May 13th, 2018–Part 2

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of May 13th, 2018.  I am going to divide the list into 3 days because there are so very 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.

 

 

Mud, Muck and Dead Things (Campbell and Carter Mystery Book 1) by [Granger, Ann]The first installment of the Campbell and Carter mysteries

When the body of a young woman is discovered in the cowshed of Cricket farm, the tranquility of the British countryside is shattered. Inspector Jess Campbell is on the case, but with few leads, a grumbling partner, and the new Superintendent Ian Carter piling on the pressure, she’s beginning to wonder why she chose to be a detective in the first place.
The shifty land-owner Eli Smith seems to have something to hide, and as Campbell delves into the gruesome past of the dilapidated farm, the mystery deepens. A flashy Mercedes spotted fleeing the scene of the crime leads to a suspect, but when another body turns up, it looks as though Campbell’s lead is nothing but a dead end…

Book one in the Campbell and Carter Mysteries, Mud, Muck and Dead things will thrill fans of M C BeatonJoy Ellis and The Midsomer Murders.

Praise for Ann Granger:

‘Characterisation, as ever with Granger, is sharp and astringent’ The Times

‘The story just gets more complex, mysterious and chilling‘ Good Book Guide

‘For once a murder novel which displays a gentle touch and a dash of wit’ Northern Echo

‘A clever and lively book’ Margaret York  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback

Rack, Ruin and Murder (Campbell and Carter Mystery Book 2) by [Granger, Ann]The second murderous instalment of the Campbell and Carter Mysteries

When old Monty discovers a dead body in his drawing room, it’s up to Inspector Jess Campbell to get to the bottom of the mystery.
Monty is a recluse, holed up in his crumbling manor house being generally unpleasant to everyone, even those relatives he actually likes. When his family and locals claim they’ve never seen the murder victim before Campbell smells a lie. With the help of Superintendent Ian Carter, she will have to dig deep into the murky past of Monty and his family, all the way to the shocking truth.

Book two in the Campbell and Carter Mysteries, Rack, Ruin and Murder will be perfect for fans of T E KinseyAnn Cleeves and Faith Martin.

Praise for Ann Granger:

‘Well-plotted, chilling and highly enjoyable’ Good Book Guide

 

‘Characterisation, as ever with Granger, is sharp and astringent’ The Times

‘For once a murder novel which displays a gentle touch and a dash of wit’ Northern Echo  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback

 

Bricks and Mortality (Campbell and Carter Mystery Book 3) by [Granger, Ann]Can Campbell and Carter unlock the mystery of the Key House murder?

A body is discovered inside of the smouldering ruins of Key House. The crumbling Cotswold manor has long been empty, but rumor has it that the owner, Gervase Crown, was seen lurking around just before the fire. Inspector Jess Campbell and Superintendent Ian Carter pin Gervase as a prime suspect, but was he the murderer, or the target? It seems that his sudden reappearance has stirred up animosity long thought forgotten.

Bricks and Mortality is the third instalment to the Campbell and Carter Mysteries, ideal for fans of the Midsomer MurdersT E Kinsey and Faith Martin.

Praise for Ann Granger:

Entertaining and lifelike characters. And there is a satisfying and unexpected twist on the last page’ Mystery People

‘The characters…are drawn with a telling eye for their human foibles and frailties. Granger is bang up to date‘ Oxford Times

‘Characterisation, as ever with Granger, is sharp and astringent’ The Time  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback

 

 

 

Dead in the Water (Campbell and Carter Mystery Book 4) by [Granger, Ann]The fourth murky murder in the Campbell and Carter Mysteries

As Christmas approaches in the sleepy English village of Weston Saint Ambrose, the rains bring the wettest winter on record and the farmer’s fields are left under several feet of water. The water washes up all manner of things, including a dead body, dredged up from its watery grave.
Snagging on the jetty of Isolde Evans, the reclusive writer is shocked to recognise the victim. And she’s not the only one. When Inspector Jess Campbell investigates, she recognises the body of Courtney Higson, a local barmaid with a doting, ex-con father. Terry is set on finding his daughter’s killer, and Jess must get to the bottom of this quickly, before he takes the law into his own hands…

Dead in the Water is perfect for fans of T E KinseyAnn Cleeves and the Midsomer Murders.

Praise for Ann Granger:

‘Set in the familiar mode of traditional country crime novels, there is nothing old-fashioned about the characters…Granger is bang up to date‘ Oxford Times

‘Characterisation, as ever with Granger, is sharp and astringent’ The Times

‘Entertaining and lifelike characters…a satisfying and unexpected twist’ Mystery People

‘Lovely characterisation and a neat plot’ Yorkshire Post  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover

Rooted in Evil (Campbell and Carter Mystery Book 5) by [Granger, Ann]The fifth thrilling instalment of the Campbell and Carter Mysteries

When the body of a man killed with a point blank shot to the head is found in Crooked Man Woods, it appears to be a suicide. But when Inspector Jess Campbell and Superintendent Ian Carter begin to investigate, it soon becomes clear that not all is as it seems. This is not a suicide; it’s a murder.
The victim, Carl Finch, had been causing quite a stir in the small-town community. With rising debts and complicated relationships, it looks as though the suspects are beginning to mount…

Fans of the Midsomer MurdersT E Kinsey and M C Beaton will love Rooted in Evil.

Praise for Ann Granger:

‘Characterisation, as ever with Granger, is sharp and astringent’ The Times

‘Set in the familiar more of traditional country crime stories, there is nothing old-fashioned about the characters…Granger is bang up to date’ Oxford Times

‘Entertaining and lifelike characters…a satisfying and unexpected twist’ Mystery People

‘Lovely characterization and a neat plot’ Yorkshire Post  (Amazon)

Editions available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Amazon

 

Seashells and Love Spells: A Witches in Paradise Cozy Mystery by [Christie, RosaLee]Sometimes life on the beach can be a real witch.

Brand new witch Marina Tempest thought settling into her new life in the supernatural beach town of Paradise Cove was going to be as simple as magic. Turns out she should have known better. After all, she has two bickering sisters, a crazy aunt, and a house that literally has a mind of its own.

Things get even crazier when Marina is approached by the ghost of a young man whose been murdered mysteriously. His soul is in limbo and, if she doesn’t get to the bottom of who is responsible for this dastardly deed, then he’ll be stuck between realms for all eternity. That is, if the demon looking to snack of his soul like s’mores at a campfire doesn’t get to him first.

Now it’ll take all Marina’s skills, the help of her family, a lot of magic and a little luck to help this poor soul and bring justice to him and his family.

Luckily for her, Marina seems to be just the witch for the job.

Get spellbound with SEASHELLS AND LOVE SPELLS, book 2 in the fantastic WITCHES IN PARADISE cozy mystery series.  (Amazon)

Editions available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cupcakes, Curses, and Spirits (Blue Moon Bay Book 3) by [Winters, Jovee]Zinnia Rose Thorne is just a simple hearth witch. She’s falling love with a perfectly nerdy, human professor Zane Huntington the third. His kid is pretty darn epic. Business is thriving. Life is great. Until that is, a stranger passing through her cursed little town eats one of Zinnia’s cupcakes and falls quite dead inside of her Golden Goose Diner. Zinnia didn’t curse those cupcakes, so who did, and why are they trying to frame Zinnia for this crime?

A banshee sings. A child screams. And soon a dark secret will be exposed that will rock Zinnia to her core and shatter everything she ever thought she knew…  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hook, Line, and Murder: Witches of Keyhole Lake Mysteries Book 6 by [Maher, Tegan]Moonlight, a handsome man, and … a dead body? Definitely not what Noelle expected when she cast off with Hunter to do a little romantic night fishing.

Hunter discovers the girl didn’t exist before moving to Keyhole Lake. A day later, he’s ordered to close the case before he even opens it.

Meanwhile, the living-impaired community pulls together to help one of their own, and Max, the talking donkey, knows more than he’s telling.

Something’s fishy in Keyhole, and Noelle and crew are determined to find out what.

Approximate length – 250 pages  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Vet Vanishes: A hilariously witchy reverse harem mystery (Cats, Ghosts, and Avocado Toast Book 2) by [Howell, N.M., Hibbett, L.C.]

 

Pre-order the second book in L.C. Hibbett and N.M Howell’s hilariously witchy reverse harem mystery series: Cats, Ghosts, and Avocado Toast!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Murder at the Waterfront: A Northwest Cozy Mystery (Northwest Cozy Mystery Series Book 7) by [Harman, Dianne]Men, Mobsters, and Murder! Poor Maureen. Was she just collateral damage?

This is the seventh book in the Northwest Cozy Mystery Series by USA Today and Amazon Chart #1 Bestselling Author, Dianne Harman.

Men loved Maureen, but was that why she was killed?

She had an ex who wanted to reconcile, a chef she’d broken up with, and a salesman from Kansas who had fallen in love with her. Her brother-in-law had ties to the Mafia as well as some interesting business deals. Was she simply a pawn in their game? And what about Leslie, her ex-husband’s fiancée? She wasn’t too thrilled when Mac broke off the engagement to reconcile with Maureen. Plenty of suspects, but who’s the murderer?

Al De Duco, a retired mobster, has taken over Jake’s private investigation firm while Jake’s helping a friend. Mobsters have a different way of dealing with murderers. Sometimes they revert to old habits.

Join Al, his food critic bride, Cassie, and his Doberman pinscher, Red, as they hunt for the killer in this page-turning cozy mystery.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Painting of Sorrow by [Winters, Virginia]Sarah Downing, a newly-minted Ph.D. in art history, in Kingston, Ontario, receives an assignment to conserve a copy of a Caravaggio. While writing the description, her thoughts turn to the imminent release from prison of her brutal ex-husband Jimmy. She had testified against Jimmy and disappeared into the American Witness Protection Program(WitSec).

Sarah is convinced the Caravaggio is original. When an accident in the studio reveals a second copy, Sarah suspects the Director of the museum, Gregory Lang and her boss, Veronica Houstead, of planning to sell the original. She is determined to save it from the black market in stolen art.

When Jimmy shows up on her street, Sarah is forced to call the Witness Protection Service and run once again but she can’t leave the painting to be sold. She hides it and flies to Italy to find the owner, Simon Wolfe. During the time in Italy they fall in love, but Sarah doesn’t reveal all her secrets to him. Back in Kingston, the painting has disappeared. Simon is furious, and Sarah runs away from him, north to hide until she can reach WitSec. When she does, they have lost her file. Meanwhile, Jimmy is hunting for her.

What will happen to Sarah when Jimmy and Gregory partner to find the painting? What role will Veronica play? What about Simon and their fragile love? And will the Caravaggio survive?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall of Angels (An Inspector Redfyre Mystery) by [Cleverly, Barbara]Barbara Cleverly, bestselling author of the Joe Sandilands series, introduces an ingenious new sleuth who navigates 1920s Cambridge, a European intellectual capital on the cusp of dramatic change.

England 1923: Detective Inspector John Redfyre is a godsend to the Cambridge CID. The ancient university city is at war with itself: town versus gown, male versus female, press versus the police force and everyone versus the undergraduates. Redfyre, young, handsome and capable, is a survivor of the Great War. Born and raised among the city’s colleges, he has access to the educated élite who run these institutions, a society previously deemed impenetrable by local law enforcement.

When Redfyre’s Aunt Hetty hands him a front-row ticket to the year’s St. Barnabas College Christmas concert, he is looking forward to a right merrie yuletide noyse from a trumpet soloist, accompanied by the organ. He is intrigued to find that the trumpet player is—scandalously—a young woman. And Juno Proudfoot is a beautiful and talented one at that. Such choice of a performer is unacceptable in conservative academic circles.

Redfyre finds himself anxious throughout a performance in which Juno charms and captivates her audience, and his unease proves well founded when she tumbles headlong down a staircase after curtainfall. He finds evidence that someone carefully planned her death. Has her showing provoked a dangerous, vengeful woman-hater to take action?

When more Cambridge women are murdered, Redfyre realizes that some of his dearest friends and his family may become targets, and—equally alarmingly—that the killer might be within his own close circle.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Practice to Deceive (An Annie MacPherson Mystery Book 2) by [Smith, Janet L.]Much to her surprise and relief, smart lawyer-sleuth Annie MacPherson is being wooed by Seattle’s most eminent law firm and its most renown partner. But when she enters the rich and hushed halls of Kemble, Laughton, Mercer, and Duff, she discovers office politics isn’t a game, it’s a deadly obsession. And everyone is a player.

Annie hasn’t even cut through the paperwork when top partner Gordon Barclay’s secretary and not-so-secret lover kills herself. The dead woman’s sister refuses to believe appearances, and wants Annie, so far unseduced by Barclay’s legendary charms, to investigate the high and mighty machinations of Seattle’s most feared litigator. Things heat up when a sniper targets Annie–just as a shocking glimpse into her family’s past blows her life wide open. Soon Annie finds herself caught in a destructive web of love, lies, and murder that only her sharp insight and fierce intelligence can unravel.

The second in the Annie MacPherson mystery series, which began with Sea of Troubles.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charmed Bones: A Sarah Booth Delaney Mystery by [Haines, Carolyn]USA Today bestselling author Carolyn Haines will once again delight readers with Charmed Bones, the next sparkling Sarah Booth Delaney mystery.

Zinnia, Mississippi is rife with quirky characters, but the arrival of three sister witches—and their intention to open a Wiccan boarding school—sets the small town on its ear. And bodies begin to accumulate as a result. Faith, Hope, and Charity Harrington are sexy and smart. They’re setting up their boarding school in an old dairy—a piece of property with tremendous development potential. And they’re standing in the way of “progress,” according to some in the town.

When young Corey Fontana goes missing, Delaney Detective Agency is hired to find the youth—who’s well known as a local hooligan. His mother, Kitten Fontana, who is married to the kind of land development, believes the witches have abducted her son and makes no bones about it. She’s willing to pay hard cash to find her son, especially if she can implicate the witches in his disappearance.

When Sarah Booth Delaney and her partner, Tinkie Richmond, find Corey, unharmed, it is only the beginning of a series of events that include midnight dances under a full moon, love potions, and murder. Are the sister witches criminals… or victims? Do they truly have magical powers, as they claim? Sarah Booth and Tinkie must find the answer before more people are harmed.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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