New Releases For The Week Of June 3rd, 2018–Part 2

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of June 3rd, 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.



Cherry Pies & Deadly Lies (A Very Cherry Mystery) by [Hannah, Darci]“The first in an amusing new series features a fearless, reckless sleuth who unravels a complicated mystery while juggling her sex life and her future plans.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Whitney is a well-drawn, sympathetic character, and the small-town
frame, with a close-knit community and a cherry orchard, will appeal to cozy readers who enjoy Joanne Fluke’s Hannah Swensen mysteries.”—Booklist

“Hannah displays… talent”—Publishers Weekly

Crime with a Slice of Cherry Pie

Cherry enthusiast Whitney Bloom is furiously baking her way into the heart of Chicago with her fabulous cherry pies when she receives a desperate call from her mother. The annual Cherry Blossom Festival has just kicked off at the Cherry Orchard Inn in Door County, Wisconsin, and the manager of the Bloom family orchard has been found dead beneath the cherry blossoms. Worse yet, all evidence points to Whitney’s father as the killer. After she races home to help, things really land in the pits for Whitney when she discovers that Jack MacLaren, her old high school nemesis, is Cherry Cove’s only police officer. Putting her cherry-tastic treats on hold, Whitney matches wits against Jack. But will she have what it takes to clear her father’s name and sift out the real Cherry Cove killer?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback










Fury: (A Kate Redman Mystery: Book 11) (The Kate Redman Mysteries) by [Grace, Celina]Roland Barry was a respectable, retired academic, beloved of his colleagues and friends. So why did he die so savagely, killed in a frenzied attack?

The latest case for the newly qualified Detective Inspector Kate Redman is a puzzle. So is the next murder case the Abbeyford police team deal with, given the victim is a much younger woman. But, as Kate and her colleagues begin to dig deeper into the evidence, a strange link between the two crimes become apparent. What is the real connection between the two murder victims…and will there be any more?

Fury is the eleventh full length novel in the bestselling Kate Redman Mysteries series, from crime writer Celina Grace, author of Hushabye and Pulse.

Praise for Celina Grace from Amazon and Goodreads reviewers:

“The gradual crescendo of action and pace remorselessly increases…”

“Love Kate. She is human, does not always make good choices just like us.”

“At last, a mystery that delivers…I found this novel superb because I got all I needed to know and none of what I didn’t.”

“…a gripping detective story but the main character engages you, and as well as wanting to know how the mystery turns out you want to learn more about her too.”

“…amazing book, read it front to back in one visit, couldn`t help myself…”

“…the most enjoyable Kindle book I have so far read since the ‘low cost electronic revolution’ which has been sweeping my reading habits for the last couple of years! Thoroughly recommended.”

“This was my introduction to the author, and I’m so glad I discovered the book. Well-written and a real page turner.”

“I was awake till the early hours to finish it !! I really enjoyed it and the characters in it so I’m pleased I also have the sequel downloaded to read at some point. I know it should be great.”

“Attention to detail and great character building coupled with a mystery that keeps you guessing are all the ingredients that make me keep reading till the early hours of the morning.”

“Celina Grace has done it again, she compels you from page to page and chapter to chapter, a great, riveting read…”

“I found it difficult to put down and was completely distracted from all the other things I should have been doing with my time.”

“This is a great series that I couldn’t put down and grabbed the next book right away at 1 a.m. to keep reading.”  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle










Grave Missteps (A Maddie Graves Mystery Book 13) by [Hart, Lily Harper]Maddie Graves and Nick Winters are feeling the pull of spring. The only thing hanging over them is wedding plans … until they see smoke in the sky and race to a house to offer rescue.
Instead of the elderly woman they were expecting, Maddie pulls a young teenager from a basement window and stumbles across a mystery that is decades in the making.
The girl has no name, no identity and either can’t or won’t communicate. She’s terrified of every person she comes into contact with … except for Maddie. State social workers are called in, but the young girl seems lost in her own little world.
The owner of the house is found dead inside, but she wasn’t killed by the fire. It seems someone wanted her dead for different reasons … and Nick has to figure out exactly who targeted his neighbor and the young girl living in the basement.
The hows and whys are difficult to unravel and when Nick starts uncovering the truth, a dark secret threatens to tear apart multiple families.
The race is on to communicate with the victim, find out who is hunting her, and put together a happily ever after for everyone involved. All Maddie has to do to make sure that happens is to hold it together long enough to fight off a killer and protect her young charge.
That might be harder than she thought. Much, much harder.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback










The Monster Mash-Up: A Charlie Rhodes Cozy Mystery Books 1-3 by [Lee, Amanda M.]Charlie Rhodes is psychic, telekinetic and loaded for bear. She’s also hiding amongst the very people who are looking to find someone with her particular skillset.
She’s young, energetic, and fresh out of college. She’s also landed her dream job with The Legacy Foundation, a group of individuals who are looking for proof of paranormal and legendary creatures.
Charlie has to keep a secret while trusting the others to watch her back. It’s a delicate balancing act.
It’s also a lot of fun.
This three-book omnibus includes the first three books in the Charlie Rhodes Cozy Mystery series. Included are: The Bigfoot Blunder, The Chupacabra Catastrophe and The Werewolf Whoops.
Sit back and enjoy the ride. The laughter and tears will stick with you long after the story ends.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle











Whole Latte Death - A Cozy Sci-Fi Mystery Adventure (Aeon 14: Fennington Station Murder Mysteries) by [Cooper, M. D., Pike, Chris J.]It’s a Gas is officially open for breakfast and murder is on the menu.

Fennington Station, a space station near Jupiter (no, not that Jupiter), is home to the It’s a Gas pub, one of the best gastro pubs in the galaxy! It’s adored owners, twins Milly and Tilly, expand into breakfast service so they can fulfill their lifelong dream of going to the Disknee World!

But opening for breakfast has unintended consequences. Mrs. Henderson, owner of the No1. Juice bar, isn’t happy to have fresh competition. As their not so friendly rivalry heats up, a dead body is found—and Milly is the immediate suspect.

The twins are on the case to clear Milly’s name and save the It’s a Gas pub’s reputation. With the help of her semi-drunk cat and their eccentric AI, Milly has to discover the truth. It’ll be up to the sister’s to clear Milly’s name while looking good, shaking a good cocktail, and steaming an impressive head of foam—or die trying.

Set in the Aeon 14 universe…

Everyone loves a good story, especially the characters of the Aeon 14 novels. When they’re not fighting for the fate of the galaxy, they like to make the most of their downtime by curling up with a good book. So if you’ve ever wondered what Tanis may read when she’s relaxing by the fire at her lakehouse in Ol’ Sam, you now have your answer.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle









New Town, New Thief (The Lindsey Smith Detective Series Book 2) by [Craig, Melinda]Lindsey finds herself in the thick of another mystery when she watches a thief walk through walls and disappear. Being an expert on the unique and weird, she gets called in by an old connection to consult on the case.

It’s no surprise that her assigned partner, Officer Ryan Vance, greets her with full skepticism, but what is a surprise is the determination he has to know her past. When Ryan breaks through some of Lindsey’s own high built walls, he finds out that she’s not a scam and his interest in her only persist. Lindsey’s finding herself overwhelmed with all of the extra attention and it only gets worse when she bumps into an old familiar detective.

What’s a girl to do? She needs to solve this case and fast! Something’s happening to Lindsey and she doesn’t like the pull she feels in this strange little town. The longer she stays, the more she wants to make a home…and that’s just not how this girl works.

This is the second novelette in The Lindsey Smith Detective Series. A good clean story, with plenty of sleuthing and of course, a bit of paranormal and magic thrown in. Grab your favorite cup of coffee or tea and settle in for a great cozy mystery!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle









Witch in Training (A Blair Wilkes Mystery Book 2) by [Adams, Elle]Blair is one step closer to finally getting her own wand and becoming a real witch-in-training.

The only person standing in her way is the notoriously grumpy wand-maker wizard. One small problem: he’s just hired her to find him a new assistant, and the job is cursed. With every possible employee turning into a rodent, it’s up to Blair to get to the bottom of the mystery.

Nobody in town likes the wand-maker. There might be a dozen people with a grudge… or he might be hiding another secret of his own.

Between work, magic lessons, and taking care of her unconventional familiar, she might just sneak in time for a date with retired paranormal hunter and town security guard Nathan.

Can Blair unravel the mystery without a wand of her own?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle










Purrfect Poison: A Hazel Hart Cozy Mystery Book Five by [Lynn, Louise]It’s wedding season in picturesque Cedar Valley, California, and photographer Hazel Hart is busy with the most high profile wedding of the year. But marital bliss doesn’t last long since the bride is poisoned by the wedding cake!

Now, Hazel and her spunky feline sidekick have to track down the killer. Only all the guests are suspects, and the more Hazel learns about the victim, the more she realizes the bride was onto something nefarious—a secret that got her killed.

With each new revelation, the danger grows. Can Hazel find the killer and reveal the truth before it’s too late?

A feel-good, cozy mystery about a quirky photographer and her black cat solving mysteries in Cedar Valley, a small town in the Sierra Nevada mountains. This book does not contain any cliffhangers, gore, graphic scenes, or foul language. It can be read as a standalone or as part of a series.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle










A Stone's Throw: An Ellie Stone Mystery by [Ziskin, James W.]Ellie Stone, a young newspaper reporter in 1960s’ upstate New York, investigates a double murder at an abandoned stud farm near glamorous Saratoga Springs.

August 1962. A suspicious fire claims a tumbledown foaling barn on the grounds of the once-proud Tempesta Stud Farm, halfway between New Holland and Saratoga Springs, NY. The blaze, one of several in recent years at the abandoned farm, barely prompts a shrug from the local sheriff. That is until “girl reporter” Ellie Stone, first on the scene, uncovers a singed length of racing silk in the rubble of the barn. And it’s wrapped around the neck of one of two charred bodies buried in the ashes. A bullet between the eyes of one of the victims confirms it’s murder, and the police suspect gamblers. Ellie digs deeper.

The double murder, committed on a ghostly stud farm in the dead of night, leads Ellie down a haunted path, just a stone’s throw from the glamour of Saratoga Springs, to a place where dangerous men don’t like to lose. Unraveling secrets from the past–crushing failure and heartless betrayal–she’s learning that arson can be cold revenge.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback











As the Christmas Cookie Crumbles (A Food Lovers' Village Mystery) by [Budewitz, Leslie]“Budewitz’s finely drawn characters, sharp ear for dialogue, and well-paced puzzle make Jewel Bay a destination for every cozy fan.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Clean-as-a-whistle dialogue, endearing characters, and a solid plot make this cozy a winner.”—Publishers Weekly

“Cozy readers will relish the small-town,Christmastime frame accompanying details of frenzied wedding planning and running a family food business. And, of course, recipes, too.”—Booklist

Erin is one smart cookie, but can she keep the holiday spirit—and herself—alive till Christmas?

In Jewel Bay, all is merry and bright. At Murphy’s Mercantile, AKA the Merc, manager Erin Murphy is ringing in the holiday season with food, drink, and a new friend: Merrily Thornton. A local girl gone wrong, Merrily has turned her life around. But her parents have publicly shunned her, and they nurse a bitterness that chills Erin.

When Merrily goes missing and her boss discovers he’s been robbed, fingers point to Merrily—until she’s found dead, a string of lights around her neck. The clues and danger snowball from there. Can Erin nab the killer—and keep herself in one piece—in time for a special Christmas Eve?

Includes delicious recipes!

Praise for the Food Lovers’ Village Mysteries:

“A lighthearted and amusing story with the added bonus of several yummy recipes.”—Mystery Scene

Treble at the Jam Fest has all the necessary elements to satisfy cozy mystery lovers: likeable, believable characters, a fast-moving plot, and a logical ending. Great fun!”—Suspense Magazine

“A pleasing read with a thoughtful heroine, a plethora of red herrings, and some foodie tips.”—Kirkus Reviews

“A delicious mystery as richly constructed as the layers of a buttery pastry. Wine, enchiladas, and song make for a gourmet treat in the coziest town in Montana!”—Krista Davis, New York Times bestselling author of the Domestic Diva Mysteries

“Leslie is a fellow foodie who loves a good mystery and it shows in this delightful tale!”—Cleo Coyle, New York Times bestselling author of the Coffeehouse Mysteries

“Music, food, scenery and a cast of appealing characters weave together in perfect harmony in Leslie Budewitz’s latest book.”—Sheila Connolly, author of the Orchard Mysteries and the County Cork Mysteries  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback