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

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 third and final day of my list for this week.  Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.


London Rules (Slough House) by [Herron, Mick]Ian Fleming. John le Carré. Len Deighton. Mick Herron. The brilliant plotting of Herron’s twice CWA Dagger Award-winning Slough House series of spy novels is matched only by his storytelling gift and an ear for viciously funny political satire.

“Mick Herron is the John le Carré of our generation.” —Val McDermid

At MI5 headquarters Regent’s Park, First Desk Claude Whelan is learning this the hard way. Tasked with protecting a beleaguered prime minister, he’s facing attack from all directions: from the showboating MP who orchestrated the Brexit vote, and now has his sights set on Number Ten; from the showboat’s wife, a tabloid columnist, who’s crucifying Whelan in print; from the PM’s favorite Muslim, who’s about to be elected mayor of the West Midlands, despite the dark secret he’s hiding; and especially from his own deputy, Lady Di Taverner, who’s alert for Claude’s every stumble. Meanwhile, the country’s being rocked by an apparently random string of terror attacks.

Over at Slough House, the MI5 satellite office for outcast and demoted spies, the agents are struggling with personal problems: repressed grief, various addictions, retail paralysis, and the nagging suspicion that their newest colleague is a psychopath. Plus someone is trying to kill Roddy Ho. But collectively, they’re about to rediscover their greatest strength—that of making a bad situation much, much worse.

It’s a good thing Jackson Lamb knows the rules. Because those things aren’t going to break themselves.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback








Never Say Pie (Lexy Baker Cozy Mystery Series Book 14) by [Dobbs, Leighann]When the president of the Brook Ridge Falls Senior Center Book Club is found dead, facedown in one of the pies meant for the club’s pie-eating contest, Lexy and her posse of iPad-toting grandmothers take it upon themselves to find the killer. Too bad the only potential clue might be buried inside one of the many pies taken by the police for evidence.

That’s no problem. Lexy, Nans, and the ladies will use their uncanny methods of deduction to ferret out the killer. They waste no time filling their suspect list.

Was it the crusty old author?
The flaky antiques dealer?
The cheating husband with his half-baked grief act?

They all had means, motive, and opportunity and seem to be harboring secrets. But what has Lexy really worried is that someone in her group seems to have a secret of her own.

Just when the case seems impossible to solve, they come across another clue. Will Lexy and her posse realize its hidden meaning before it’s too late?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle








Murder of a Silent Man (DCI Cook Thriller Series Book 8) by [Strang, Phillip]A murdered recluse. A property empire. A disinherited family. All the ingredients for murder.

No one gave much credence to the man when he was alive. In fact, most people never knew who he was, although those who had lived in the area for many years recognised the tired-looking and shabbily-dressed man as he shuffled along, regular as clockwork on Thursday’s at seven in the evening to the local off-licence.

It was always the same: a bottle of whisky, premium brand, and a packet of cigarettes. He paid his money over the counter, took hold of his plastic bag containing his purchases, and then walked back down the road with the same rhythmic shuffle. He said not one word to anyone on the street or in the shop.

Apart from the three-storey mansion where he lived, one of the best residences on one of the best streets in London, with its windows permanently shuttered, no one would have regarded him as any other than homeless and destitute. Just a harmless eccentric, until the morning when he was found dead in his front garden.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle










Ice Blonde (Angela Richman, Death Investigator Book 3) by [Viets, Elaine]The last thing Chouteau County death investigator Angela Richman wants to do during the holidays is her job. So it’s with some trepidation that she agrees to help the desperate Mr. and Mrs. LaRouche when they show up on her doorstep.

Their daughter Juliet is missing. She was last seen leaving a high school party just before midnight, and they’d like Angela’s help getting their trusted local detectives involved. The officer assigned to the case—Chouteau newcomer Det. Jace Budewitz—is far too blunt and impolite for their liking. And with the weather murderously cold, they can’t bear the thought that their little princess is in the harsh winter wilderness.

Discreetly investigating Juliet’s disappearance, Angela finds herself struggling to break through the silence from the rich teenagers who knew Juliet and their infuriatingly detached parents. She also discovers that their vicious bias against the local working class has cast a shadow over the case.

The more she digs, the less Angela can comprehend the lengths the one percent will go to protect their own. Angela must work quickly as she searches for answers with the acute awareness that Juliet LaRouche edges closer to becoming just a memory… (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback











Beachboy Murder: A Gabby LeClair Aloha Lagoon Mystery (Aloha Lagoon Mysteries Book 11) by [Smith, Sally J., Steffens, Jean]From USA Today bestselling authors Sally J. Smith & Jean Steffens comes deadly trouble on white sandy beaches…

Just as travel agent turned reluctant sleuth Gabby LeClair is starting to gain some of the Aloha spirit, a business consortium from Chicago breezes into the Aloha Lagoon resort and offers to buy her business. The offer is tempting…but so is hot helicopter pilot Rick Dawson, making it a difficult decision. One that becomes even more complicated when a dead body is discovered in Gabby’s backyard, and she’s suddenly thrust in the middle of a murder investigation!

The dead man is a former beachboy attendant from the island. But as Gabby and her friends quickly learn, his colorful past as a professional escort extends from Hawaii all the way to the women of Chicago—including those in the business consortium. With a trail of broken hearts—not to mention jealous rivals—leading up to the beachboy, Gabby tried to uncover just who had it in for the late lothario. Is the female of the species really more deadly than the male? Or has he scorned one too many women for some other man’s liking? Gabby treads a fine line as she seeks the truth behind his shady past and comes face to face with a killer!

The Aloha Lagoon Mysteries:
Ukulele Murder (book #1)
Murder on the Aloha Express (book #2)
Deadly Wipeout (book #3)
Deadly Bubbles in the Wine (book #4)
Mele Kalikimaka Murder (book #5)
Death of the Big Kahuna (book #6)
Ukulele Deadly (book #7)
Bikinis & Bloodshed (book #8)
Death of the Kona Man (book #9)
Lethal Tide (book #10)
Beachboy Murder (book #11)
Handbags & Homicide (book #12)

About Aloha Lagoon:
There’s trouble in paradise…
Welcome to Aloha Lagoon, one of Hawaii’s hidden treasures. A little bit of tropical paradise nestled along the coast of Kauai, this resort town boasts luxurious accommodation, friendly island atmosphere…and only a slightly higher than normal murder rate. While mysterious circumstances may be the norm on our corner of the island, we’re certain that our staff and Lagoon natives will make your stay in Aloha Lagoon one you will never forget!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle









A Guardian Of Magic V: A Paranormal Cozy Mystery (The 4 Corners Cozy Mysteries Book 5) by [Amor, Maria]Teenager Julia Beval was a four corner guardian.

That meant she was one of the intermediaries between the supernatural and the everyday world.

And this meant she was set to be one of the most important people on the planet.

Finally, the day had come for Julia to fulfil her destiny and do what she was always born to do.

There was no turning back, the whole world of magic depended on her….  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













To Hide To Seek (Alicia Friend Book 5) by [Davies, A. D.]Six suspects, six motives, six alibis.

Freshly promoted to detective inspector, Alicia Friend is yet to unleash her quirky (sometimes irritating) personality on a murder case. That is until her former roommate calls with a plea to insert herself into an investigation.

A high school teacher has been murdered in an English countryside mansion.

In a room locked from the inside.

By one of six people – all of whom might want this troubled individual dead.

Struggling to assert her true, perky persona in an unfamiliar senior role, Detective Inspector Alicia Friend embarks on a new phase in her life by attempting to solve an ingenious murder and fix a friendship damaged by recent changes in her life.

About the Book

To Hide To Seek is A. D. Davies’s take on a traditional British locked room murder mystery that serves as a stand-alone quick read for fans of the genre, as well as TV shows like Death in Paradise and Jonathan Creek.

For regular readers of Alicia Friend’s investigations, To Hide To Seek is number five, a novella approximately one-third the length of a regular instalment.

The Alicia Friend series:

1. His First His Second

2. In Black In White

3. With Courage With Fear

4. A Friend In Spirit

5. To Hide To Seek (novella)  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle











Rockets' Dead Glare (Kindle Single) (A Tourist Trap Mystery) by [Cahoon, Lynn]As sunny South Cove, California, gears up for their annual Fourth of July celebrations, a local murder threatens to kill the fireworks . . .

South Cove’s local businesses are up in arms after volunteer fire chief Barry Gleason threatens to shut down anyone who doesn’t comply with the fire code. But when Barry schedules a training burn in an old abandoned barn, he is the only one who doesn’t come out alive. Jill Gardner—owner of Coffee, Books, and More—smells murder in the ashes. She’ll have to work quickly to nab a killer with a short fuse—or else everyone’s holiday will end with a fizzle . . .

Praise for The Tourist Trap Mysteries

“Murder, dirty politics, pirate lore, and a hot police detective: Guidebook to Murder has it all! A cozy lover’s dream come true.”
—Susan McBride, author of The Debutante Dropout Mysteries

“Lynn Cahoon has created an absorbing, good fun mystery in Mission to Murder.”
—Fresh Fiction

Editions Available:  Kindle








Detectives' Honeymoon (the Calendar Mysteries) by [Kincaid, Juliet]After resolving the mysteries of MISCHIEF IN MARCH, the third novel in the Calendar Mystery series, the newly wedded Daniel and Minty Price set off on their honeymoon. But they miss the boat to St. Louis, so they hurry to the little cottage they’ve rented in Kansas City in 1900. And there they discover a most shocking surprise. A Harvey Girl and a would-be Sherlock Holmes interfere with their honeymoon plans and soon exactly where the detectives will honeymoon is thrown into doubt, if they have a honeymoon at all. “Detectives’ Honeymoon” picks up the story of Minty Wilcox and Daniel Price in old Kansas City, a place that could get downright deadly a hundred years or so ago, exactly where MISCHIEF IN MARCH leaves off.

Book 1 of the Calendar Mystery Series
By Juliet Kincaid
The delightful, creative, and charming January Jinx introduces a terrific character in Minty Wilcox, a good old-fashioned cozy mystery persona who will surely be able to carry the planned-for series. It’s Minty who drives the readable narrative, and author Juliet Kincaid keeps the pace steady and fast at the same time for quite a readable experience. The writing is appropriate for the historical setting without ever being gimmicky or archaic . . . The unique setting of 1899 Kansas City is full of flavor that never overwhelms the story and the characters. With a terrific, original, but still comfortable series concept, there are certainly big things afoot for Juliet Kincaid and Minty Wilcox’s Calendar Mysteries.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle










Picked Off (A Brie Hooker Mystery Book 2) by [Lovely, Linda]It’s been seven months since Brie Hooker, a vegan, moved to Udderly Kidding Dairy to live with her feisty Aunt Eva, a confirmed carnivore.

But tonight there’ll be no family feud over dinner entrees.

Udderly’s hosting a campaign fundraiser for Eva’s best friend, who hopes to be South Carolina’s next governor. The candidate’s son, a pro quarterback, is flying home for the wingding. And Brie’s eager to get a close-up view of the cute tush she’s admired on TV, even though she’s reluctantly sworn off even more tempting local beefcake.

The campaign fundraiser promises to be a huge success until a pitchfork attack turns the goat farm into a crime scene—again.

To protect her friends, Brie puts her sleuthing skills to work. Will she live long enough to find out who’s behind a vicious assault, a kidnapping, blackmail, and murder?

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PICKED OFF by Linda Lovely | A Henery Press Mystery. If you like one, you’ll probably like them all.   (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback