New Releases For The Week Of May 20th, 2018–Part 2

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of May 20th, 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.


The Pot Thief Who Studied Edward Abbey (The Pot Thief Mysteries Book 8) by [Orenduff, J. Michael]The pot thief is going back to school, but someone on campus is trying for a different kind of degree—murder in the first—in this “smartly funny series” (Anne Hillerman).

Before making a somewhat notorious name for himself as a salvager of antiquated pottery and other desert artifacts, Hubie Schuze was an eager student at the University of New Mexico—right up until they booted him out. Now, he’s back at UNM as a pottery teacher. It should be a breeze, but campus life has changed dramatically in the past twenty-five years. From cell phones to trigger warnings to sensitivity workshops, Hubie has to get up to speed fast or risk losing control of his class.

But his dismay at the state of modern academia takes a back seat when a young beauty working as a life model is murdered—and Hubie becomes a suspect. Taking the investigation into his own hands, he soon uncovers a wide palette of sketchy suspects that includes both the self-involved student body and the quarrelsome art school faculty.

But what he doesn’t know is that the murderer has a new artistic project in the works: a headstone for the grave of Hubie Schuze . . .

The Pot Thief Who Studied Edward Abbey is the 8th book in the Pot Thief Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback








Murder in Mississippi (Flight Risk Cozy Mystery Book 5) by [Harper, Susan]A murder that will give you the blues

A cozy mystery from #1 Best Selling Author Susan Harper

Kendell and Pauline are taking a break from their jet-setting ways and taking a road trip to Georgia. When they decide to stay in Mississippi and check out some local events, they soon get more than they bargained for. After an aspiring blues musician turns up dead, the gals find themselves stuck in the middle of another murder mystery. Will the killer get away or will he be singing the jailhouse blues?

Murder in Mississippi is part of the Flight Risk Cozy Mystery series. If you like fast paced mysteries with interesting characters and unexpected twists, you’re going to love the Flight Risk Cozy Mystery series.

Get Murder in Mississippi and start solving your next mystery today!

Always FREE on Kindle Unlimited  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle








A Lie in Every Truth: Gotcha Detective Agency Mystery Book 11 (Gotcha Detective Agency Mysteries) by [Scott, Jamie Lee]It’s spring, and yet private detective, Mimi Capurro, still hasn’t faced the proposal she received from homicide detective, Nick Christianson, at Christmas. She knows she should be making plans, but business is good, and she’s short an investigator. She’ll think about it later.

Just as things are getting on track, Mimi’s mom brings a case to Gotcha Detective Agency. Lydia’s good friend was found dead in her car almost two weeks earlier, and the police ruled it a suicide. Both Lydia and the victim’s husband think the police are wrong.

While Mimi and Lydia investigate, Charles has an investigation of his own. One he’s not sharing with the Gotcha crew.

Do Mimi and Nick have a future together, or will Charles’s investigation change their lives forever?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle








 Bluethroat Morning: A haunting and compelling literary mystery by [Lofthouse, Jacqui]A thriller full of twists and turns that keeps the reader guessing. Every word is magical, almost luminous.’ – Daily Mail

Alison Bliss, celebrity model and critically acclaimed writer, walks into the sea one ‘bluethroat morning’. In death she becomes a greater icon than in life, and the Norfolk village where she lived is soon a place of pilgrimage. Six years later her husband Harry, a schoolteacher, is still haunted by her suicide and faithful to her memory. Until he meets Helen and they fall in love.

Harry and Helen’s relationship initiates a return to the scene of Alison’s death where they meet ninety-eight year old Ern Higham, and a tale is revealed that has been generations in the making. As Harry pieces together a tragic history and finally confronts his own pain, he discovers that to truly move forward, first he must understand the past …

‘A moving read, threaded through with mystery and excitement.’ – Good Housekeeping Magazine

‘A classic tale of longing.’ – Time Out

‘There are many elements to savour in this novel: the intertwining of past and present; the struggle to write and the responsibility of writing about others’ lives. Best of all, Lofthouse has a fine eye for the bleak Norfolk landscape and how it both reflects and affects characters’ moods.’ – Tracy Chevalier author of Girl with a Pearl Earring

‘Captures the spacey feel of Norfolk well – an engaging read, intriguingly structured, tough in some of its insights, and sexy too.’ – Lindsay Clarke, author of The Chymical Wedding, winner of the Whitbread Prize for Fiction

‘Those who feel the reading public’s love of the 19th century Gothic mystery may be abating will be given pause by this latest entry in the field of pastiche. This is a considerable piece, full of subtle characterization and a well-chosen raft of literary underpinnings.’ – Publishing News

‘The intertwining of the two main stories is very skilfully done, as is the delicacy and understanding she brings to the key themes – suicide, creativity, love and especially paternal love. Very moving.’ – Henry Sutton, novelist and co-director MA Creative Writing, UEA

‘A literary masterpiece.’ – My Chestnut Reading Tree

‘Simply stunning. I absolutely loved it.’ – Being Anne

‘An impeccable piece of fiction that has the feel of a literary classic.’ – The Book Magnet

‘Blackbird Books always have such wonderful authors.’ – Linda’s Book Bag  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle









Constance Dunlap (Craig Kennedy, Scientific Detective Book 12) by [Reeve, Arthur]



For the first time in several minutes Constance looked at the face of her friend. She was amazed to discover that Adele looked as if she had had a spell of sickness. Her eyes were large and glassy, her skin cold and sweaty, and she looked positively pallid and thin.  (Amazon)

Editiond Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback














A Motive for Murder (Hubbert & Lil Cozy Mystery Series Book 4) by [Gray, Gallagher]MURDER AT THE BALLET: DANCE OF THE DANGLING CORPSE

They all seem murderous, but maybe they’re just hungry. Half the company chain-smokes to keep their weight down, and as tempers flare, you’d better watch who you say, “Break a leg!” to.

Recently retired Wall Street exec T.S. Hubbert and the flamboyant fashionista amateur sleuth who’s his Auntie Lil have solved three murders when Auntie Lil becomes the newest member of the Metropolitan Ballet’s board of directors. For weeks Auntie Lil has dragged T.S. to every dance performance in the city, and the season is about to peak with The Nutcracker when the promising ballerina whose scholarship Lil’s been sponsoring has her plum role snatched away.

The board is swayed by the box office appeal of a sixteen-year-old Hollywood heart-throb who wants to dance the role of the Nutcracker, and the boy’s manager father demands Lil’s protégé be replaced lest all the publicity go to her instead of his son. Although Auntie Lil’s is the only dissenting vote, apparently, she’s not the only one displeased with the board’s decision – the father’s body is discovered swinging from the rope of the First Act curtain at The Nutcracker’s Gala Opening.

Auntie Lil’s recent detective successes make her a natural to run damage control for the board by investigating the murder. In order to check out a couple of suspects, Lil takes her first ballet class in all her sprightly eighty-four years, along with her gentleman friend, Herbert Wong.Less suited to flying leaps than to flying leaps of imagination, it’s unlikely she’ll keep up the lessons, but Herbert is totally hooked.

Meanwhile, T.S. is making good use of his retirement by studying ballroom dancing to impress his lovely lady friend Lilah Cheswick, leaving Auntie Lil to do the heavy lifting on this one, while Theodore and Herbert keep sneaking off for dance lessons…and martinis. The entire crew of geriatric super sleuths has dance fever!

This witty and urbane amateur detective team recalls the cozy charm of Golden Age mysterieslike those showcasing Miss Marple and her distinguished silver-haired colleague–Miss Silver, Miss Seeton, Mrs. Pollifax, and Jessica Fletcher. Fans of these memorable women sleuths, as well as of modern-day cozy writers like Dorothy Cannell, Carolyn Hart, M.C. Beaton, Joanne Fluke, Jana DeLeon, and Alexander McCall Smith will be captivated!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback









The Witch's Blood: (A Cozy Witch Mystery) (One Part Witch Book 7) by [Kincaid, Iris ]Zoey Proctor was not a lucky woman. Not in getting involved with an unscrupulous criminal. Not in going to prison for a crime she didn’t commit. Not in losing contact with her beautiful infant daughter, with no hope of seeing her for fifteen years. Oh, and then in prison, she got diagnosed with leukemia.

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.

Zoey’s illness leads to an early release from prison, and the frantic search for her daughter leads her to Oyster Cove. A blood transfusion gives her health and unruly telekinetic abilities. But what she wants more than anything is to be loved by the child who never knew her. And to prove her innocence of Oyster Cove’s latest murder. She can’t help it if she’s a felon!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle








Greyhound at the Gravesite: Pets Reporter Mystery by [Colby, Kyla]In this town, the secrets are as well-kept as the pets.

Samantha Hodges is ready to get as far away from crime reporting as possible — especially after what happened in Chicago.

Writing for the paper in her pets-obsessed hometown will be easy. Except that she’s not really into animals. And her first interviewee turns up dead.

Sam must solve the murder to clear her name — all while attending Dog Zumba class with a new four-legged sidekick like it’s no big deal.

If Sam’s going to uncover the dark side of her hometown, she’ll have to embrace the lighter side of life to do it.

“Greyhound at the Gravesite” is a new cozy mystery. This novel is lighthearted, fast-paced, and full of quirky characters you can’t wait to meet again.

Free novella — “Catnip & Culprits” — included in purchase!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback








For Sale By Killer (Cindy York Mysteries Book 3) by [Bruns, Catherine]From USA Today bestselling author Catherine Bruns comes a delightfully deadly new Cindy York Mystery…

If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Words for Cindy York to live by. The struggling real estate agent, full-time mother, and part-time sleuth has been having a tough winter and is desperate for a juicy commission. When she stumbles across a quaint mansion that’s “For Sale by Owner,” she can hardly believe her luck. Percy Rodgers is anxious to move and immediately hires Cindy as his agent. But when she shares the exciting news with boss and best bud, Jacques Forte, he tells her that Mr. Rodgers neighborhood is a dangerous place to play, since the man just served 20 years for murdering his wife. Before Cindy can axe the deal, she stumbles over another dead body inside the house and is swept up in family drama, resentment, and decade old secrets that someone will kill to keep. If Cindy isn’t careful, this may end up being one deal that really is to die for.

Cindy York Mysteries:

Killer Transaction – book #1

Priced to Kill – book #2

For Sale By Killer – book #3

What critics are saying:

“Lock up your house before you begin Killer Transaction. You’ll want no interruptions once you start this fast-paced tale of murder, family issues, and competitive real estate sales. A quick, enjoyable read!”

—Nancy J. Cohen, bestselling author of the Bad Hair Day Mysteries

“Catherine Bruns closes the deal with this fantastic cozy. I loved everything about this story from the characters to the plot, the setting and the pace. I cannot wait to see what adventures Cindy gets up to next. If you enjoy your cozy with strong heroines and interesting circumstances this is a must read.”

—Night Owl Reviews, Top Pick!

“Ms. Bruns is an excellent writer—her style was definitely to get out of the way and let this reader enjoy the experience.”

—The Kindle Book Review  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback



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