New Releases For The Week Of June 17th, 2018–Part 3

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of June 17th, 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.


A Meditation on Murder (A Death in Paradise Mystery Book 1) by [Thorogood, Robert]The first instalment of the Death in Paradise Mysteries, perfect for fans of Caroline Graham and Agatha Christie

DI Richard Poole has been seconded from London to the beautiful Caribbean island of Saint Marie. More comfortable in woollen suits than short-sleeved shirts, he’s struggling to adapt to his new home. But this paradise is about to get deadly.
When self-appointed guru Aslan Kennedy gets murdered in his spiritual retreat for wealthy holidaymakers, it’s down to DI Poole to find the killer. The murder took place in a locked room with five other people inside, and when someone confesses, it seems an open and shut case. But DI Poole knows the facts just don’t add up, and there is more to the mystery than meets the eye….

A Meditation on Murder is the first in the Death in Paradise Mysteries, from the creator of the hit TV series, Death in Paradise.

‘I love Robert Thorogood’s writing’ Peter James

‘Fans of Agatha Christie style BBC drama Death in Paradise will enjoy this book from the show’s creator’ Mail On Sunday

‘An utter delight’ Heat

A Death in Paradise Mystery

  1. Meditation on Murder
  2. Killing of Polly Carter
  3. Death Knocks Twice  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback









The Killing of Polly Carter (A Death in Paradise Mystery Book 2) by [Thorogood, Robert]


DI Pool must solve the killing of a supermodel in the second Death in Paradise Mystery, perfect for fans of James Runcie and Agatha Christie

When supermodel Polly Carter is found dead at the foot of a cliff, it looks like suicide, but DI Richard Poole is not convinced. Famous for her looks and wild party-girl lifestyle, her friends are adamant she would never have killed herself.
Seconded from London to the Caribbean island of Saint Marie, DI Poole is already at his wit’s end with the blinding heat. Unpicking the conflicting motives of a number of suspects and their stream of alibis is infuriating enough; a visit from his mother is the cherry on the cake.
The Killing of Polly Carter, the second book in the Death in Paradise Mysteries, is perfect for fans of Midsomer Murders and Agatha Christie.
‘Very funny and dark with great pace. I love Robert Thorogood’s writing’ Peter James
‘This second Death in Paradise novel is a gem’ Daily Express

‘This brilliantly crafted, hugely enjoyable and suitably goosbump-inducing novel is an utter delight from start to finish’ Heat

A Death in Paradise Mystery

  1. Meditation on Murder
  2. Killing of Polly Carter
  3. Death Knocks Twice  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback











Death Knocks Twice (A Death in Paradise Mystery Book 3) by [Thorogood, Robert]The third murderous instalment of the Death in Paradise Mysteries is perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders

Seconded from rainy London to the sweltering heat of the Caribbean island of Saint Marie, DI Richard Poole would rather be having a pint at his local pub.
But when a body is discovered at the Beaumont plantation, DI Poole must put aside his woes and solve the murder. Despite the fact the victim was found in a locked room holding a smoking gun, Poole is convinced this is not a suicide. When another body turns up the hunt is on for the killer, and the evasive Beaumont family are – rather suspiciously – no help at all…

The third novel in the Death in Paradise Mysteries is perfect for fans of TE KinseyHeron Carvic and Caroline Graham.

‘Death in Paradise feels like a ray of sunshine’ Mirror

‘Plenty of red herrings and twists to keep readers guessing’ Daily Express

‘A treat’ Radio Times

A Death in Paradise Mystery

  1. Meditation on Murder
  2. Killing of Polly Carter
  3. Death Knocks Twice  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback










A Box Full of Trouble: 5 Black Cat Detective Novels from the Familiar Legacy series by [Haines, Carolyn, Barrett, Rebecca, Matturro, Claire, Tanner, Susan Y., Benedict, Laura]FIVE times the Trouble — When Trouble the black cat detective is on the case, mystery, mayhem, and a little romance are only a whisker away. Sleek, black and sometimes snarky, Trouble is the son of Familiar, another famous black cat detective, and fancies himself a feline Sherlock Holmes (the Benedict Cumberbatch version).

Trouble thinks with a slight British accent—and has one big attitude. He’s far smarter than the bipeds he helps with solving mysteries involving art thieves, arsonists, and murderers. And he’s more than astute in the ways of the humanoid heart.

Discover Trouble in this boxed collection of the first five books in the series.

Join writers Carolyn Haines, Rebecca Barret, Claire Matturro, Susan Y. Tanner, and Laura Benedict for five complete mysteries—and a lot of fun with a wise-cracking kitty. To meet Trouble is to love him…unless you’re the villain.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Dead Firefly (A Loon Lake Mystery Book 18) by [Houston, Victoria]Murder She Wrote meets Fargo in the eighteenth installment of Victoria Houston’s “engaging” (Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine) and critically acclaimed mystery series set in the northwoods of Wisconsin.

“My wife and Gordon Maxwell tried to kill me this morning.”

Doc Osborne is startled by the unexpected words tumbling out of the mouth of his friend and fellow AA member Chuck Pelletier, the recently remarried lead accountant for a planned luxury fly-fishing lodge preserve under construction in the area.

Alarmed, Doc tries to alert Police Chief Lew Ferris, but she is tied up with law enforcement teams across the state. They’re searching for thieves who have been cutting down and stealing hundreds of thousands of precious birch trees from public and private property across northern Wisconsin.

But it’s too late. Pelletier is found dead not two hours later. Doc is shocked, saddened, and determined to get to the bottom of the murder.

With one man dead, evidence of lakeshore properties being stolen from elderly owners, and an attempted sexual assault, short-handed Chief Ferris deputizes Doc and his skilled tracker neighbor to help with the investigation. Then, just as they seem to be getting somewhere, things grow even more complicated.

Just another summer in Loon Lake.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback










Scones & Scandal: A 2nd Chance Diner Cozy Mystery by [Byers, Beth]Rosemary Baldwin is requested to put together a special event to honor the Zee’s mother. Straight from Great Britain, you’d never think Zee’s mama would be so proper. Only as Zee’s family gathers, Zee’s one-time love falls dead. Her family is the main suspect and this time Zee doesn’t have to drag Rose into the investigation. Will they be able to find the murderer before it’s too late?

Book 8 in the 2nd Chance Diner Mystery series! For fans of Carolyn Dean, Angela Blackmoore, and Agatha Frost. A light, cozy mystery with a snarky sidekick, a handsome detective, and fun friendships. No swearing, graphic scenes, or cliffhangers.

The 2nd Chance Diner Cozy Mysteries
Book 1: Spaghetti, Meatballs, & Murder
Book 2: Cookies & Catastrophe
Book 3: Poison & Pie
Book 4: Double Mocha Murder
Book 5: Cinnamon Rolls & Cyanide
Book 6: Tea & Temptation
Book 7: Donuts & Danger
Book 8: Scones & Scandal
Book 9: Lemonade & Loathing (Coming soon)  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












Never Enough Thyme (Sage Wisdom Mysteries Book 1) by [MacLeod, Juliet]From lemonade to murder…
The heat isn’t the only thing that’s killer at Saxon Lake’s annual Summer Fest.

Herbalist and mini-farmer Bryony Taylor knew she couldn’t pick a better place than this small Colorado town to open her shop, Sage Wisdom, and care for her menagerie of goats, chickens, and a cat named Beryl. She just never expected to add “small-town sleuth” to her list of titles.

When the town’s beloved lawyer suddenly drops dead at the summer’s biggest event, the local gossip mill kicks into high gear. They say Barry was being blackmailed, but by who? The handsome county sheriff seems at a loss for answers and reluctantly enlists Bryony’s help.

Bryony suddenly finds herself inheriting more than Barry’s cat. She never could resist a good mystery, but can she unravel this tangled case before more bodies turn up?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback













Fugitive From The Grave (The Bow Street Rivals) by [Marston, Edward]


1817. Upon receiving a letter from an old family friend, Catherine Van Emden returns from Holland to find her father dead. She refuses to believe the middle-aged man died of natural causes, and the suspicious circumstances of his life during the past few months compel her to ask Peter and Paul Skillen for help. When his body is revealed missing from the casket, the twins embark on a chase of funerary agents, barmaids and body snatchers, trying to solve the mystery of his alleged death before their Bow Street rivals.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook













THE BLACKFRIAR MYSTERIES: SERIES THREE: THE NEXT THREE STORIES by [MOORECROFT, M'LISSA]This volume contains the latest three stories in The Blackfriar Mystery Series

Book Eight: COPYCAT

Blackmail. Murder. Repeat.

George Beardsley was a successful businessman and a lousy blackmailer.

He was also nearly murdered. He was discovered, minutes from dying, in a construction shed. They saved him.

Suspicion fell on Robert Pelosi, the handsome, wealthy man George had tried to blackmail a few months earlier.

Then somebody tried to blackmail Robert again, and somebody tried to kill George again.

Police Chief Ian MacFarlane almost believed there was a curse on The Blackfriar Apartments where Robert lived, a curse that created a vortex drawing blackmail, murder and mayhem. Wishful thinking – he knew it was human greed that was responsible, and it was his job to find out which human was so greedy.


Blackfriar Apartments. Skullduggery Afoot. Not Blackmail this time.

As usual, some of the residents and visitors to The Blackfriar Apartment Building were not what they seem to be…
New tenant Stanley Blume wasn’t the stuffy accountant he presented himself to be. He’d left Las Vegas in a hurry for a very good reason and he needed lots of money – fast. Green wasn’t just the color of money, Going Green could bring Stanley cold, hard, cash.
Jerome and Jeff were dating the girls in Apartment 4, and they weren’t simply linemen for Sonoma Clean Energy. They had a secret mandate and Mr. Blume’s activities interested them a great deal.
And then there was Robert Pelosi. He wasn’t a man to cross. More and more, Police Chief Ian McFarland was wondering about the veracity of those rumors Tatiana Zhukov had started.


A Blow to her head. Robbery? Or Attempted Murder?

Janine Dennis was happier than she’d been for a long time. She was enjoying her job, involvement with The Black Rock Little Theater Group, and her boyfriend, Chaz Walker. The long time tenant of The Blackfriar Apartment Building had been through the mill and deserved happiness, but somebody thought otherwise.

When Janine got the note, she figured it was going to be another blackmail attempt, but no, it was telling her to get out of town…

Who wanted Janine gone, dead or alive, and why?

If you like your mysteries well paced with good characters. You’re going to enjoy the latest three stories in M’Lissa Moorecroft’s mystery series.

Download it now and experience life when you live in The Blackfriar Apartments.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle











Murder Made to Order (All-Day Breakfast Cafe Mystery) by [Gregory, Lena]To save her cozy Florida diner, Gia Morelli must choke down a heaping helping of murder . . . 
New York native Gia Morelli is just getting used to life in Florida when she gets word that the town government wants to shut down her pride and joy: the charming little diner known as the All-Day Breakfast Café. A forgotten zoning regulation means that the café was opened illegally, and hardboiled council president Marcia Steers refuses to budge. Gia is considering hanging up her apron and going back to New York, but before she gives up on her dream, she discovers something shocking in the local swamp: Marcia Steers, dead in the water. There’s a secret buried in the books at town hall, and someone killed to keep it hidden. To save her café and bring a killer to justice, Gia and her friends will have to figure out a killer’s recipe for murder . . .

Praise for Lena Gregory
“Hold on to your plates for this fast-paced mystery that will leave you hungering for more!”J.C. Eaton, author of the Sophie Kimball Mysteries, on Scone Cold Killer
“Family secrets, old mansions, and a growing list of murder victims—these elements and more blend together to make an intriguing as well as entertaining cozy mystery.”—RT Book Reviews on Occult and Battery
“As breezy and salty as a gust of wind off the chilly bay waters.”—Juliet Blackwell, New York Times bestselling author of the Witchcraft Mysteries on Death at First Sight
“An intriguing opening to a fun new series.”—E. J. Copperman, national bestselling author of the Haunted Guesthouse Mysteries on Death at First Sight  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle