New Releases For The Week Of June 10th, 2018–Part 2

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of June 10th, 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.



Murder at the Grand Raj Palace (Baby Ganesh Agency Investigation) by [Khan, Vaseem]For a century the iconic Grand Raj Palace Hotel has welcomed the world’s elite. From film stars to foreign dignitaries, anyone who is anyone stays at the Grand Raj.

The last thing the venerable old hotel needs is a murder…

When American billionaire Hollis Burbank is found dead – the day after buying India’s most expensive painting – the authorities are keen to label it a suicide. But the man in charge of the investigation is not so sure. Inspector Chopra is called in – and discovers a hotel full of people with a reason to want Burbank dead.

Accompanied by his sidekick, baby elephant Ganesha, Chopra navigates his way through the palatial building, a journey that leads him steadily to a killer, and into the heart of darkness . . .

Baby Ganesh Agency Investigation
The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra
The Perplexing Theft of the Jewel in the Crown
The Strange Disappearance of a Bollywood Star
Murder at the Grand Raj Palace  (Amazon)
Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook
Secrets, Lies, Crawfish Pies (A Romaine Wilder Mystery Book 1) by [Vandiver, Abby L.]Romaine Wilder, big-city medical examiner with a small-town past, has been downsized and evicted. With few other options, she’s forced to return to her hometown of Roble in East Texas, leaving behind the man she’s dating and the life she’s worked hard to build.

Suzanne Babet Derbinay, Romaine’s Auntie Zanne and proprietor of the Ball Funeral Home, has long since traded her French Creole upbringing for Big Texas attitude. She’s a member in a number of ladies’ auxiliaries and clubs, including being in charge of the Tri-County Annual Crawfish Boil and Music Festival.

Hanging on to the magic of her Louisiana roots, she’s cooked up a love potion or two—if she could only get Romaine to drink it. But her plans are derailed when the Ball Funeral Home, bursting at the seams with dead bodies, has a squatter stiff.

Dead Guy is a problem.

Auntie Zanne can’t abide by a murderer using her funeral home as the dumping grounds for their crimes, and Romaine doesn’t want her newly elected cousin, Sheriff Pogue Folsom, to fail on his first murder case. Together, Romaine and Auntie Zanne set off to solve it.

With a dash of humor, a dollop of Southern charm, and a peek at current social issues in the mix, it’s a fun romp around East Texas to solve a murder mystery of the cozy kind.

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SECRETS, LIES, & CRAWFISH PIES | A Henery Press Mystery. If you like one, you’ll probably like them all. (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback


The Witch's Empathy (One Part Witch Series Book 8) by [Kincaid, Iris ]When Erin Sweeney needed a new kidney, not a single member of her family agreed to be tested for an organ match. And thus began her life of dialysis and disillusionment.

It’s a funny thing about losing your last functioning kidney. Not funny ha-ha, of course. But peculiar how it can lead to the loss of so many other things – friends, family, job prospects, and any hope of a love life. Erin Sweeney knew exactly what everyone must be thinking about her. Her weakened condition and dependence on dialysis undoubtedly filled the people around her with pity and revulsion.

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.

Erin always knew that a kidney transplant would be her ticket to health and normalcy. But she had no idea it would unlock a gateway to tap into her elusive sixth sense – the ability to read minds. Which is not as much fun as it sounds. Do you really want to know what the cashier thinks of what you’re wearing? And more importantly, do you really want to know that you’ve been spending time in the company of a murderer?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle










The Moody Case (A Markham Sisters Cozy Mystery Novella Book 13) by [Xarissa, Diana]Janet and Joan Markham are on a routine trip to the supermarket when their car gets hit from behind. When the man who hit them doesn’t want to provide his name or insurance details, Janet rings her friend, Constable Robert Parsons. Robert fills out an accident report, and that should be the end of that.

Meanwhile, the sisters have two single men as guests at their bed and breakfast. The guests don’t appear to know one another, but they share a few peculiarities. The one that bothers Joan is that neither of them ever wants any breakfast.

While their car is being repaired, Janet borrows a sporty red coupe from the local garage. She loves driving it, but when she gets stuck in heavy traffic as the result of an accident, she’s shocked to discover that one of their guests is involved. A few days later a second accident, this time involving their other guest, leaves Janet wondering if there might be something criminal going on.

Can Janet work out what’s really going on? Neither guest is talking. More importantly, can Janet find a way to convince Joan to let her buy the little red car?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle


Inside Out: A Heather's Forge Cozy Mystery, Book 5 by [Cameron, N.L.]The town of Heather’s Forge and its rich history have become tainted with the string of murders and robberies in recent months. To make matters worse, solving crime after crime seems to fall on local inn owner Allie Garrett and her clue finding cat Pixie.

With an unsolved murder still hanging over the town, and a secret that only Allie knows, Sheriff Mills must finally turn to an unlikely ally.

As Allie digs deeper into the crimes, she uncovers a bigger secret about her Aunt Beatrice, the town of Heather’s Forge and a mysterious cabin in the mountains that just might unlock the truth about everything that has happened in the small quiet town.

Inside Out is the fifth book in the Heather’s Forge Cozy Mystery series. It can be read as a standalone, but the Heather’s Forge books are best enjoyed when read in series order.

This is a cozy mystery featuring a strong female protagonist, quirky characters and an unfolding mystery that needs solving. It has no graphic gore, bad language, or sex. (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle










Against the Undertow (San Juan Islands Murder Mysteries Book 2) by [Maines, Bethany]You never know what will drag you down.
Former actress Tish Yearly is determined to turn an old Orcas Island homestead into the premier wedding venue in the San Juans Islands of Washington, but money, skill and her grandfather, Tobias Yearly, are all standing in her way. Tobias, the septuagenarian ex-CIA agent, wants them to become private investigators. Tish might be able to ignore her grandfather’s whims, except that her one time love interest and current friend, handsome Sheriff’s Deputy Emmett Nash, was just accused of murdering his ex-wife’s boyfriend. Now Tish and Tobias are on the case, and it should be easy—after all, who could really think Nash was a killer?—but the further they investigate, the more people seem to be threatening her life: the police detective on the case, Nash’s angry ex-wife, his psychotic ex-girlfriend, and a strangely venomous group of hippies. Almost everyone on the island seems determined to stop her. Tish is swimming against the undertow, but it might not be enough to save either Nash or herself.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle










Barb Jackson Mysteries Boxed Set (Books 1-3) by [Snow, Anna]From USA Today bestselling author Anna Snow comes a boxed set of hilarious cozy mysteries featuring one not-so-dumb blonde PI, Barb Jackson. This boxed set includes the first three full-length novels in the Barb Jackson Mysteries series, including:

Bubblegum Blonde (book #1)
“Expect the unexpected” has been Barb Jackson’s motto ever since the day she became a private investigator. But when a blast from the past in the form of her cheating ex-boyfriend shows up in her office and begs her to help him clear his name in an ongoing murder investigation, she fears this time she might have bitten off more than she can chew.

Illegally Blonde (book #2)
When PI Barb Jackson’s Barb’s best friend, Kelly, is arrested and accused of killing her shifty on-again-off-again rock star boyfriend, suddenly it’s up to Barb to hunt down the real murderer and save her friend’s life. Can Barb track down a killer and save her friend from the slammer… before the killer strikes again?

Blonde and Fabulous (book #3)
PI Barb Jackson takes on the craziest case of her career when a dancer at the Double Trouble Gentlemen’s Club, seeks her help finding out who is killing her fellow dancers…before he strikes again! Between an ex-boyfriend with a criminal past, a bouncer with a secret, and enough catty ladies to fill a scantily-clad lineup, Barb has suspects galore!

Barb Jackson Mysteries:
The Blonde Before Christmas (holiday short story)
Bubblegum Blonde (book #1)
Blondes’ Night Out (short story in the “Killer Beach Reads” collection)
Illegally Blonde (book #2)
Blonde and Fabulous (book #3)
Bahama Blonde (book #4)

What critics are saying about Anna Snow’s books:

“Sheer fun! Anna Snow crafts likable characters, and I love Barb and her friends.”
—Fresh Fiction

“Amusing, captivating and smoothly designed…’The Blonde Before Christmas’ is THE BEST holiday short story to be published in eons!”
—Long Island Book Reviews   (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle









The Wickedest Showman (Paranormal in Manhattan Mystery: A laugh out loud cozy mystery Book 14) by [Smith, Lotta]A haunted theater, drama queen ghosts, and the rest is… Wicked?

FREE on Kindle Unlimited!

Alas, poor Mandy! Decorating the nursery for Baby Rowling is giving her the blues, and only Manhattan’s top interior designer can help, but securing her services could mean putting Rick into the clutches of a notorious homewrecker.

In exchange for hooking Mandy up with the designer, famous actress Karina needs help with some strange happenings at her theater production of Hamlet, and who better to solve the mystery than someone who can talk to the ghost of the Ghost?

Trodding the boards with the Bard, however, could leave Mandy and Rick’s marriage in jeopardy. Fortunately there’s a method to the madness in this 14th installment of the Paranormal in Manhattan Mystery series.

The Wickedest Showman is part of the Paranormal in Manhattan Mystery series. If you like fast-paced mysteries full of quirky characters and unexpected twists, you’re gonna love this book.

Buy The Wickedest Showman and start solving your next mystery today!

Paranormal in Manhattan Mystery Series
Each book in the series is a stand-alone story, but your enjoyment of each story will be increased if you read them all.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback







The Secret Poison Garden (Rita Calabrese Book 1) by [Klovers, Maureen]Rita Calabrese is the guardian angel of Acorn Hollow—and of her lovable but exasperating “famiglia.” She’s always fortifying her down-on-their-luck neighbors with secret deliveries of home-grown vegetables and ravioli alla zucca, sneaking cannoli into her gruff husband’s lunch, and meddling in (or, as she would say, “improving”) the lives of her three grown children.

But now, on the eve of her sixty-sixth birthday, Rita’s looking for a meaningful second act—and finds as a reporter for the local paper. Her profiles of Acorn Hollow’s eccentric citizens, including the soft-spoken biology teacher with a secret poison garden, soon make her the toast of the town. But when the beloved football coach is murdered and Rita’s investigation uncovers not only a messy love triangle, but also rumors of her ne’er-do-well son Vinnie’s involvement, she finds her newfound journalistic zeal on a collision course with her fierce maternal instinct.

Set in New York’s bucolic Hudson Valley and sprinkled with Italian phrases and customs, “The Secret Poison Garden” includes eight mouth-watering, garden-to-table Italian-American recipes.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle








Red Tea by [Mezeske, Meg]Jordan Howard moves to the Japanese countryside to become a high school English teacher, not an amateur detective. But when Jordan’s students are murdered one after another, she resolves to find the culprit, fueled by lingering guilt over her own brother’s death.

Toshihiko Sakurai, the ambitious police detective investigating the murders, warns Jordan against getting too involved, both with the case and with him. Yet, the two of them cannot seem to disentangle.

As Jordan gets closer to uncovering buried secrets surrounding the deaths, the murderer closes in on her too. Could she be next on the serial poisoner’s list?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback








Hairball Hijinks: A Bad Hair Day Cozy Mystery Short Story (The Bad Hair Day Mysteries) by [Cohen, Nancy J.]A cat, a crook, and a confused neighbor cause mirth in this killer cozy short story.

Savvy hairstylist and super sleuth Marla Vail visits her friend Tally who just got out of the hospital after a serious car accident. Marla has been caring for Tally’s baby and is sad but grateful to return him to his mother. She and Tally reconcile their friendship that had become estranged before the crash.

Happy to have her friend back, Marla is about to leave when a knock summons her to the door. It’s a distraught elderly neighbor who claims her cat is missing. Marla, unable to turn down a person in need, accompanies the lady home. But when Marla enters the house, she realizes much more is missing than a lost feline. The place has been ransacked, and when she calls the police, they inform her the neighborhood has been beset by a series of thefts. Can she find the crooks before they cause another cat’astrophe?

This story follows Hair Brained, #14 in the Bad Hair Day Mysteries.
Bonus One: An interview with Marla
Bonus Two: 5 new recipes!
Bonus Three: A sneak preview of Trimmed to Death  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle