New Releases For The Week Of June 24th, 2018– Part 3

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

Death by Espresso (A Bookstore Cafe Mystery) by [Erickson, Alex]Bookstore-café owner Krissy Hancock has plenty to keep her occupied outside business hours, like preparing for her best friend’s wedding and solving a murder . . .

Krissy is meeting Vicki’s parents at the Pine Hills, Ohio, airport—it’s the least she can do as maid of honor, even if her relationship with Mr. and Mrs. Patterson is a bit strained. Besides, her own dad is coming in on the same flight. But there are a few additional arrivals, too. Her father’s brought a date—and the Pattersons, both actors, seem to have an entire entourage trailing behind them.

Uninvited guests are a headache—especially when one turns out to be, allegedly at least, the most important wedding planner in all the world. Though Vicki and Krissy have already made arrangements for a small, simple party, Vicki’s snobby drama queen mother has her own ideas. Cathy the wedding planner is raring to go, possibly energized by the chocolate-covered espresso beans she compulsively munches. But while the caffeine keeps her awake, it doesn’t keep her alive—and after Cathy chokes on an espresso bean after being hit in the head, Krissy has to find out who ended her supposedly stellar career . . .  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook









Ship of Ghouls (Matchmaker Mysteries Book 11) by [Sax, Elise]Gladie and Spencer are finally married. After they’re gifted a honeymoon cruise, they’re on their way into international waters. But the ship is less than luxurious, and the ship’s crew isn’t what they seem. When Gladie stumbles on a dead body, the newlyweds are thrust into a life-or-death mystery. Gladie’s “gift” could come in handy to find the killer, but she might find herself overboard before justice is served.

“Ship of Ghouls” is the 11th installment of the Matchmaker Mysteries series. It is a novella. Matchmaker…sometimes love comes with some dead ends.

“Elise Sax will win your heart.”—New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis

“Sax will make you laugh. Her larger-than-life characters jump off the page and make crazy seem like a fun place to hang out.”—New York Times bestselling author Christie Craig

“With quirky characters reminiscent of Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series and a small-town heroine redolent of Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse” –RT Book Reviews

“Fans of laugh-out-loud romantic suspense will enjoy this new author as she joins the ranks of Janet Evanovich, Katie MacAllister, and Jennifer Crusie.”—Booklist, on An Affair to Dismember

“A lighthearted and amusing caper with a sexy side order of romance . . . Gladie is an endearing mess of a character, and the book is fast-paced and amusing, with a large cast of quirky, small-town characters.”—Kirkus Reviews, on Matchpoint

“There’s plenty for fans to enjoy in Sax’s third Matchmaker installment, complete with energetic narration, zany humor and a mystery that’s as engaging as the details of Gladie’s love life.”—RT Book Reviews, on Love Game  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle











Witch is When it Gets Crazy (Lemon Tea Cozy Mysteries Book 3) by [May, Lucy]Welcome to Lemon Bliss, Louisiana where an abandoned lemon tea factory is the most happening place in town and witches secretly rule the roost.

Violet Broussard is busy, really busy. She’s running her bakery with her bestie and spinning in circles trying to get up to speed on her, ahem, powers. Life has been a bit crazy all on its own. Throw in Gabriel who’s too handsome and charming for his own good, and she’s juggling a lot.

Despite the madness, she’s discovered Lemon Bliss just might feel like home. On an otherwise uneventful day, a supernatural investigator turns up dead after a night at the defunct lemon tea factory. Though Violet thought the old factory would be the death of her, instead it’s been the death of two others.

Things get really crazy when it turns out the poor guy died of poisoning from a plant well-known for its use by witches in days gone by. Violet’s suspicions are spiked more than her grandmother’s lemon tea when she finds her mother and the other older witches snooping about in the factory at night and removing items.

With the supernatural investigators determined to find ghosts in the factory and another mysterious death, Violet is thrown into the middle of the investigation. Again. Breaking and entering has become her go-to power because it’s easy-peasy for her. It’s all in the name of justice, right?

Meanwhile, the supernatural investigators are talking to non-existent ghosts, the lemon trees are blooming out of control, and the older witches are making mischief to throw her off the scent.

Loopy lemon tea, witches and wackiness abound in this cozy mystery.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle











Dead Wood (a Pelican Bay Mystery Book 3) by [Chester, Karen]A hotel, a nature reserve, a woman with a lot of enemies. Can Jennifer Frost see the wood for the trees and catch a killer?

When a rally against a proposed hotel turns ugly, B&B owner Jennifer Frost finds herself in the midst of a furious protest. But then the town councillor pushing for the development dies—in the very nature reserve where the hotel was to be built.

It seems the woman wasn’t short of enemies. She’d gone through a bitter divorce, had received poison pen letters, and someone was stalking her in the days before her death.

When suspicion falls on Jennifer’s friend, she’s forced to investigate. Can she clear his name before it’s too late?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle










Shabbier by the Minute: A Shabby Hearts Paranormal Cozy Mystery by [Bullock, M.L.]Selling lipstick never killed anyone. Right?


When Arcadia’s cousin Tiffany becomes Lake Dennis’ newest Bevvy Jane salesperson, the Shabby Hearts Trailer Park is turned upside down. Lipstick, makeup and face tape become hot commodities, and the competition for sales gets fierce. To make matters worse, the body of the Bevvy Jane Sales Director is found dead in the tomato garden. Naturally, some residents blame the murder on Bigfoot. Arcadia’s ex is the new sheriff and pins the crime on Tiffany. If Arcadia wants answers and has any hope of setting Tiffany free, she’ll have to get to the bottom of Shabby Hearts’ latest mystery.

Things get weirder when Aunt Mavis takes up her own shabby sideline. But at least she hasn’t killed anyone. Not yet, anyway.

Shabbier by the Minute is Book Two in the Shabby Hearts Paranormal Cozy Mystery Series.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle










Portrait of a Sister by [Bradford, Laura]Katie Beiler was always the follower to her twin sister Hannah’s lead. That is until Hannah left their Amish upbringing for an English life—leaving Katie to find her own footing in a world that no longer looks as it once did . . .

Katie has always imagined her life being just like Mamm’s. It’s why she chose baptism and why she’ll soon marry Abram Zook. But ever since Hannah left, the only thing that truly makes Katie smile is the sketchpad in which she indulges her talent for drawing faces—a sin that, if discovered, could get her shunned by her family, her friends, and even Abram. Yet Katie sees her secret pastime as the only way to quiet a growing restlessness she’d just as soon ignore. That is until their Mamm’s untimely death brings Hannah back home to Pennsylvania, with a new outlook on life, a man she adores, and, soon, an invitation for Katie to visit her in New York City.

Suddenly, Katie is experiencing a freedom she’s never had, in a world she never imagined. She’s also spending time in the company of a fellow dreamer, someone who sees her as strong and brave and makes her laugh. But it’s when Hannah shows Katie’s drawings to a gallery owner that she truly finds herself at a crossroads between the only life she’s ever known and the powerful lure of an unfamiliar future.

“A charming, well-told story of love and devotion between sisters.”
—New York Times bestselling author Rachel Hauck
“Kudos to Bradford for a complex and compelling story about faith, family, and love.”
—Sally Kilpatrick, author of Bless Her Heart   (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback










Vows of Deceit (A John and Samantha Montgomery Mystery Book 4) by [Wallace, R. A.]A John and Samantha Montgomery Cozy Mystery Book 4
Plans to use an abandoned mansion for a boutique hotel face obstacles, including a murder. John, Sam, and friends follow the clues to help the police determine the identity of the killer. But tracing the family line of the previous owners of the mansion leads to surprises for the living. The first wedding at the new event venue is celebrated by all.
A clean cozy series with an underlying genealogy theme.
John and Samantha Montgomery Cozy Mystery Series Reading Order:
Death Among Friends Book 1
Garden of Death Book 2
The Artful Death Book 3
Vows of Deceit Book 4
Prequel to the John and Samantha Cozy Mystery Series:
Gretna Greens: A Genealogical Fiction  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle










Staged 4 Murder (Sophie Kimball Mystery) by [Eaton, J.C.]Casting suspicion . . .

Sophie “Phee” Kimball wants to get some work done at her private investigation company in Arizona—and she’s distracted already by her old crush, who’s arriving from Minnesota to join the staff. The last thing she needs is constant updates from her mom on the local production of Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap.” Practically everyone from Mom’s book club and retirement community, with the possible exception of her chiweenie, Streetman, wants to join the cast and crew. But someone’s playing the role of the killer for real.

After a much-despised cast member is found dead on a catwalk in the theater, Phee has no choice but to be drawn into all the backstabbing and backstage gossip. Especially if her drama-queen mother is right about the vaguely threatening note left on her windshield, which could mean curtains for another victim . . .

“Sophie ‘Phee’ Kimball has a lot on her plate in this captivating whodunit, but this feisty, take-charge heroine is definitely up for the challenge. Fun characters, a touch of humor, and a great mystery, the perfect combination for a cozy.”
—Lena Gregory, author of the Bay Island Psychic Mysteries

“An eclectic cast of entertaining characters that will keep you wondering whodunit!”
—Nicole Leiren USA Today bestselling author of the Danger Cove Mysteries  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback









Witchy Trouble (A Hex Sister Cozy Mystery Book 2) by [Allenton, Kate]Tess Venture inherits her grandmother’s inn, prompting her to leave the island for the first time and find her place in the world. With the promise of uncovering answers of her witchy origins and meeting sisters she never knew existed, she arrives in the sleepy unfamiliar town and soon discovers that her grandmother’s inn is even stranger than the island Tess left behind.

Tess stays in the monstrous house the town people believe should be demolished, taking care of people she doesn’t know for a woman she’s never met. She’s required to make good on guest obligations she didn’t even make before any answers about her family are revealed.

When the first death omen appears before she’s even unpacked her suitcase, all clues point to mysteries surrounding her grandmother’s death, where, just like everything in this town, nothing and no one seems as they appear and a killer is walking free. (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle










Blades, Betrayals and Broken Ties (Paper Crafts Club Mystery Book 5) by [Selby, Emily]Katie finds another body in the old, derelict house behind her workshop. Is this really Mrs Weatherspoon’s missing lodger? What was he doing there and why was there an accident?
Or maybe, as Katie thinks, it was a murder?

Find out who and why might have wanted Archie Blackburn dead, and, of course, snoop a little on Katie and Jack. Don’t miss the next book in The Paper Crafts Club Mystery series, click Buy Now  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












Deserts, Driving, and Derelicts: A Camper and Criminals Cozy Mystery Series by [Kappes, Tonya]Welcome to Normal, Kentucky, where nothin’ is normal!

Mae West is getting settled into the RV lifestyle as the owner of a campground in Normal, Kentucky. Happy Trails Campground, located in Daniel Boone National Park, has started to attract late summer vacationing families who love to hike, swim, fish, and enjoy being outdoors.

Betts Hager, owner of several small businesses, is swamped with work and desperate for help with her cleaning business. Mae offers her services, happy about the prospect of a little extra cash. Heiress Tammy Jo Bentley’s mansion is the first one on her schedule.

Mae makes sure Tammy Jo’s house is spotless because the Kentucky Kennel Association’s annual meeting is going to be held at the mansion. Fifi, Tammy Jo’s high pedigree, insured poodle, is going to be on display and Tammy Jo will be evaluating potential suitors to sire Fifi’s offspring.

Before the annual meeting, Camille Braun, Fifi’s nanny, is stabbed to death. Everyone knows that Camille would put her life on the line *or* lay down her life for Fifi and, apparently, she did.

Mae tries her best to stay out of it. Tammy Jo begs Mae to help her; after all, she did find the last killer in Normal. Plus, it’s not good for business – or Normal’s revived economy – when a murderer is on the loose.

Mae has grown to love her RV community and now that she’s found a place to call him, she’s not going to let anybody ruin it. Mae throws all of her heart and amateur sleuthing skills into bringing the real killer to justice.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle