New Releases For The Week Of June 24th, 2018– Part 2

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of June 24th, 2018.  I am going to divide the list into 4 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.


Ruff Justice (Melanie Travis Canine Mystery) by [Berenson, Laurien]As owner of prize-winning Poodles, Melanie Travis knows how to handle fierce competition. But when a conformation show turns deadly, it’ll take every trick in the book to outsmart a murderer who refuses to lose . . .

With the excitement of the spring dog show season sweeping Connecticut, Melanie is determined to help her son finally lead his Standard Poodle toward a championship title. Aunt Peg even skips the judging panel to exhibit a pup of her own, and she’s set on standing out from the pack with a handmade leash from Jasmine Crane, a talented canine portrait artist who also crafts stunning accessories for discriminating show-goers. Jasmine’s handiwork is to die for—but Aunt Peg didn’t expect to discover the woman murdered behind the concession booth, strangled by one of her dazzling custom creations . . .

Another shockwave ripples through the close-knit show community when Amanda, Aunt Peg’s longtime dog sitter and a renter on Jasmine’s property, ominously vanishes that same day. While nosing around for clues, Melanie suspects a dangerous connection between Amanda’s disappearance and the homicide case—a hunch that grows as her investigation reveals sketchy secrets about the late artist. Juggling a demanding teaching job, the pressures of the show ring, and a daunting suspect list, Melanie finds herself entangled in a mindboggling murder mystery . . . and hot on the trail of a desperate killer . . .  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover










Peril & Prayer (A Sister Lou Mystery) by [Matthews, Olivia]How do you solve a problem like Marianna?
This year’s Advent retreat has been booked for the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Hermione of Ephesus at the pastoral Briar Coast Cabin Resorts in New York. But when the combative Sister Marianna practically loses her religion arguing over minor details with resort co-owner Autumn Tassler, Sister Louise “Lou” LaSalle blessedly steps in as peacemaker.

Only days later, Autumn is found strangled in her office, and hot-headed Sister Marianna becomes the sheriff’s deputies’ prime suspect. They believe her missing scarf may be the murder weapon, but Sister Lou believes Sister Marianna’s being framed. If she has a prayer of keeping Sister Marianna out of prison, she’ll need to once again put her faith in her nephew Chris LaSalle and reporter Shari Henson to help her solve the case. As the trio tries to cross suspects off the list, Sister Lou has no choice but to stick her neck out—if she’s going to unveil who was desperate enough to resort to murder . . . (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback










The Haunting of Mount Cod by [Stratton, Nicky]Lady Laura Boxford lives with her pug, Parker in the retirement complex of Wellworth Lawns, formerly her family home. One day she and her friend Venetia see the ancient actor, Sir Repton Willowby arriving. He’s Venetia’s cousin by marriage and Venetia says he murdered his wife. He lives at the Edwardian pile, Mount Cod and he says he’s being haunted by the ghost of an eighteenth century serving wench called Rosalind.
Laura is convinced he’s a charlatan using the ghost as a ruse for finding a new wife. She determines to get to the bottom of the mystery on account of Venetia’s daughter who stands to inherit Mount Cod. But did Sir Repton murder his wife and is the house haunted?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback










Deadly Escape: A Shelby Nichols Adventure (Shelby Nichols Adventures Book 11) by [Helme, Colleen]Book 11 in the Shelby Nichols Adventure Series

How many times can a person escape death? Shelby Nichols may be one lucky gal, but this time, her luck is about to run out.

Working for a mob-boss has danger written all over it, but when an escaped convict with a lust for revenge goes after him, it’s up to Shelby and her mind-reading skills to keep Uncle Joey alive. Not only that, but a federal agent from her past has an agenda with her name on it, and he won’t take no for an answer. What’s a mind-reading soccer mom to do? If you’re Shelby Nichols, you jump in with your mind wide open and hope for the best.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle











Witch Is How Berries Tasted Good (A Witch P.I. Mystery Book 26) by [Abbott, Adele]



A bad workman…
Family demands are taking their toll on Jill Gooder, P.I. and witch. Not exactly what she needs, as she takes on one of the biggest cases of her career.
…doesn’t deserve my custard creams.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback










Crumb Cake, Corpses and the Run of the Mill (Haunted House Flippers Book 3) by [Stapleton, Rachael]When Bohemian Lake’s favorite house flippers Jack & Juniper agree to renovate café-owner-Pike-Hart’s newly inherited property—the old mill, they’re expecting to solve configuration issues, not cold cases.
But with the mill’s previous owner still in residence and connected to their own mysterious haunting, what choice do they have? Straight laced spookster Doctor Albert Downey convinces Juniper the only way he and his murder bride Victoria—the ghost of the Gothic Inn—can move on is if Juniper solves the one-hundred-year mystery of their murder-suicide. Juniper is up to her elbows in drywall dust and leaky plumbing but she soon discovers her real problems may come from the living—those interested in keeping history in the past.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle










Bronzed Betrayals (A Bodies of Art Mystery Book 5) by [Ames, Ritter]Here comes the fifth globetrotting adventure in the fast-paced Bodies of Art Mystery series from USA TODAY bestselling author Ritter Ames.

A masterpiece swapped for a forgery, a murder victim left behind, and a relentless game of hide and seek keeps Laurel Beacham and Jack Hawkes on the run. They are racing to find answers despite roadblocks at every turn.

The chase crisscrosses the Atlantic as they pursue threads to murders and thefts that extend from the current day and back several decades.

A startling forgery points toward an unexpected new nemesis, and the team pursues a Paris forger for additional clues.

When evidence starts falling into place, Laurel must use her connections and engage an unconventional resource to help bring an arrogant murderer to justice for crimes both contemporary and long past.

Crimes that tie both personally and professionally to the Beacham name.

While the ruthless criminal’s acts include art history ties, the threat to Laurel is a clear and present danger. It will take every trick and technique she and Jack can conjure to gain the evidence necessary to nab their enemy and start pulling down his empire—before he takes them down instead.

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BRONZED BETRAYALS by Ritter Ames | A Henery Press Mystery. If you like one, you’ll probably like them all.   (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback










Weddings & Wine Cake: A Culinary Cozy Mystery (Comfort Cakes Cozy Mysteries Book 5) by [McGovern, Nancy]NOW ON PREORDER! SAVE $2 WHEN YOU PURCHASE BEFORE RELEASE DAY!!!

NOTE: The Comfort Cakes Cozy Mystery Box Set, Containing The 1st Four Books In This Series, Is FREE TODAY! Get Yours Now So You Are Ready When Weddings & Wine Cake Is Released On June 27th!

Rachel Rowan wants nothing more than for her father to be happy. So, when he announces his plans to remarry, in theory, she should be happy for him. But that’s not going to happen.

After all, his bride-to-be is young enough to be his daughter! And that does not sit well with Rachel.

More than just a bit skeptical and uneasy, she is strongly considering whether or not she will even attend the wedding. But when Scott makes a strong case for supporting her father on his big day, she eventually relents. Soon enough, she learns that she’s not the only one who opposes this union. In fact, the two families seem ready to go to war over it!

And one member, in particular, may even resort to murder to get their way…

Join Rachel Rowan on her latest culinary cozy mystery adventure, Weddings & Wine Cake, to find out what happens!

Weddings & Wine Cake is the 5th installment in Nancy McGovern’s “Comfort Cakes Cozy Mysteries” series.

Sign up for Nancy’s newsletter inside to receive updates & special offers on future books, PLUS a FREE STORY as a Thank You for joining the family!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle









Murder at the Mansion: A Victorian Village Mystery (Victorian Village Mysteries) by [Connolly, Sheila]The first in a brand-new series from New York Times bestselling author Sheila Connolly!

Katherine Hamilton’s goal in high school was to escape from her dead-end hometown of Asheboro, Maryland. Fifteen years later she’s got a degree in hospitality management and a great job at a high-end boutique hotel in Baltimore. Until, that is, the hotel is acquired by a chain, and she’s laid off. When Kate’s high school best friend calls with a mysterious invitation to come talk with the town leaders of Asheboro, she agrees to make the trip, curious about where this new opportunity might lead.

Once Kate arrives, the town council members reveal that their town is on the verge of going bankrupt, and they’ve decided that Kate’s skills and knowledge make her the perfect person to cure all their ills. The town has used its last available funds to buy the huge Victorian mansion just outside of town, hoping to use it to attract some of the tourists who travel to visit the nearby Civil War battle sites. Kate has less-than-fond memories of the mansion, for personal reasons, but to make matters worse, the only person who has presented a possible alternate plan is Cordelia Walker—Kate’s high school nemesis.

But a few days later, while touring the mansion, Kate stumbles over a body—and it’s none other than Cordelia. Kate finds herself juggling the murder investigation and her growing fascination with the old house, which itself is full of long-hidden mysteries. Kate must clear her name and save her town—before she ends up in hot water.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook










Kappy King and the Pickle Kaper (An Amish Mystery) by [Lillard, Amy]Kathryn “Kappy” King is happy being a plain-spoken unmarried odd-woman-out in her Pennsylvania Amish hometown. Her talent is making the special kapps local women use to cover their hair. But her skill at uncovering trouble in this quiet valley is about to be truly tested . . .
At first, young Sally June Esh’s tragic death doesn’t look like murder. Even in peaceful Blue Sky, collisions between buggies and Englisch cars aren’t unheard of. Still, the Eshes are skilled drivers used to delivering their popular pickles for miles around. And after Kappy notices Sally’s buggy was deliberately run off the road, her ex-Amish friend Edie gets strange texts saying the crash was no accident . . .

Kappy won’t let her community’s silence keep justice from being done. And even though a still-shunned Edie thinks of moving back to the city, she and Kappy start rooting out secrets about the Eshes’ long-time neighbors—and new pickle-producing rivals. But when they learn that Sally’s brother is secretly courting an Englisch girl, their investigation takes a disturbing turn . . .  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback








Dead Man's Hand: A Cori Sloane Witchy Werewolf Mystery (Cori Sloan WItchy Werewolf Mysteries Book 2) by [Maher, Tegan]When the body of a man closely connected to the founder of Castle’s Bluff turns up dead, clutching the notorious dead man’s poker hand, Cori must battle ancient vampire politics to bring the killer to justice. Cover-ups no longer cut it in her town, and she’s determined to bring order, even if it means defying orders straight from her pack alpha and the leader of the vampire community.

While she puts herself directly on everybody’s burn list, a mysterious man shows up, claiming to be her roommate’s long-lost brother. Trust isn’t one of her strengths and she’s determined to get to the truth before her best friend’s heart is broken – and her bank account drained.

To top it off, her powers as a witch are growing faster than she can keep up, even with her foxy medium, Chaos, there to guide her.

With Alex by her side, she rushed head first straight into a tangle of magic, politics, and family discourse, but can she balance it all and find the answers before she loses her job and her standing in both her community and her pack?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle









Italian Iced (An Ethnic Eats Mystery) by [Logan, Kylie]Hot pasta and a cold corpse make for quite a combination in the latest book in the Ethnic Eats mystery series.

When Laurel Inwood features Italian cuisine on the Terminal at the Tracks menu, she knows she’ll need to stock the shelves, the fridge, and the freezer with plenty of wonderful delicacies. She just never expected one of them to be her former employer, Hollywood superstar Meghan Cohan.

And one day, when Laurel is at the restaurant early to get ready for the regular rush of customers, that’s exactly what she finds–Meghan dead in the Terminal freezer.

What’s a Hollywood A-lister doing in Hubbard, Ohio?

For Laurel, that’s the real question, because the first question she’d ask in any other murder investigation–who would want the victim dead?–seems pretty much a no-brainer in this case.

Who would want Meghan dead?

Just about anybody who had ever met her.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback