New Releases For The Week Of July 8th, 2018–Part 3

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of July 8th, 2018.  I am going to divide the list into 4 days because there are so very many of them for this week. Today is the third day of my list.  Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.

 

 

St. Piran's Regatta (A Cornish Coastpath Mystery Book 6) by [Paffett, Jenifer J.]Every year, Polperro in Cornwall gets invaded by visitors who come to watch the famous St. Piran’s Regatta. For those of you who have never heard of this world-famous event, think along the lines of hundreds of participants dressed as boats, mermaids, and other nautical themed entities. These eccentrics run through the village, and jump off the quayside to swim across the frigid November waters in the bay.
As each participant is running for charity, no prize is offered for winning the event, however, small trophies are awarded for best and worst costume, etc. – you get the idea.
Anyway, during the excitement of this year’s race, a man’s body is pulled from the water and the emergency rescue services do their best to resuscitate him – unfortunately, to no avail.

Later, Pippa Welbury learns that the man had been running for a suicide support charity, and that he had lost his wife a few years early after she had suffered from depression. She also finds out that he had been accompanied by an old school friend who since the accident, seems to be obvious in his absence.

Sniffing around, she finds that the drowned man suffered from epilepsy, but that his Epilepsy Awareness Band had gone missing from his wrist during the race. In true Welbury style, and intrigued by the story, Pippa’s interest is piqued, and soon she is leaving no stone unturned in her quest to establish if the drowning was an accident or otherwise.

I’d be disappointed if she didn’t find a mystery in there somewhere!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Borrowed, Blue, Dead: A Citrus Beach Mystery (Citrus Beach Mysteries Book 7) by [Williams, Victoria LK]

 

 

The big day is almost here! But when Megan discovers another bride in her wedding veil-dead, she becomes involved against her will. Aiden’s son Brandon is the prime suspect and until they clear his name, the weddings on hold.
Will they find the killer before the sun sets on their wedding plans?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diamonds & Disguises (The Presley Thurman mysteries Book 13) by [Turner, Laina]Presley’s boutique Silk is finally exceeding expectations as is her relationship with Cooper. He just took on a partner to handle the traveling aspect of Sands Security leaving Cooper to run business operations from the home office in Chicago.

Finally, Presley and Cooper will be in the same city which means the one barrier they’ve had preventing them from taking their relationship to the next level no longer exists.

Is a marriage proposal on the horizon?

Just when she thinks things are running in the right direction, a customer is murdered at Silk, and someone breaks into Cooper’s office.

Can Presley find out who killed Susan and more importantly can Cooper find the traitor in his midst?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Country Catastrophe: A Jane Carter Historical Cozy (Book Five) (Jane Carter Historical Cozy Mysteries 5) by [Simpson, Alice]Jane investigates a clock tower that mysteriously strikes thirteen, a fatal car crash, and a gang of masked riders who appear bent on destroying the local farmers’ melon crop. 

About the Jane Carter Historical Cozy Mystery Series:

This quirky historical cozy mystery series is set in the fictional American city of Greenville during the 1920s and features Jane Carter, a young widow who returns home to live with her father after the tragic death of her journalist husband.

Jane’s father owns a local newspaper and wants Jane to take it over someday, but Jane is adamant that she has no desire to be a reporter. Instead, she turns her talent for writing to concocting melodramatic romances for fly-by-night rags who almost never pay on time.

Jane claims that she’s holding out for a millionaire before she marries again, but the only man who makes her heart beat faster is Jack, a reporter on her father’s staff. Not only has Jane vowed she will never be a newspaperman herself, she’s doubly insistent on never again marrying one.

While trying to turn out enough column inches of overwrought romantic bilge to keep her old car on the road, and herself in shoes, Jane runs into the most extraordinary circumstances. In Jane’s madcap world, it’s a constant round of kidnappings, curses, stolen jewels, counterfeit paintings, and hidden stashes of gold. There’s plenty of crime to go around, but nary a murder.

Accompanying Jane on her adventures is her best friend, Florence. Jane and Flo may get into one perilous situation after another, but they are never damsels in distress, because, as Jane puts it, “A real lady always carries her own pocket knife.”

All this getting into harm’s way alarms her father’s housekeeper, Mrs. Timms. Mrs. Timms believes it’s her mission in life to turn motherless Jane into a proper lady, but seeing as Jane has just turned twenty-four, Mrs. Timms considerable efforts appear to have been in vain. However, the housekeeper won’t give up trying, just as Jane won’t give up on seeing Mrs. Timms and her father center-aisling it to the altar and saying, “I do.”

This series is adapted from Mildrid Wirt’s Penny Parker mysteries, which have fallen out of copyright. The author has made extensive alterations and additions to both the characters and plots of the original novels, but readers familiar with Ms. Wirt’s stories will notice many similarities. 

These are murderless mysteries. Despite a constant crime wave, there seem to be no murders in the city of Greenville. There may be plenty of peril in the form of kidnappings, heists, and the occasional assault, but nobody ever dies, and justice is always served.

If you like light-hearted historical mysteries with quirky characters and a bit of zany humor, this may be the series for you!

This series may be of interest to fans of: Lee Strauss (Ginger Gold Mysteries), Jaqueline Winspear (Masie Dobbs Mysteries), Patricia Wentworth (Miss Silver Mysteries), Jessica Ellicot (Berl and Edwina Mysteries Series), Clara Benson, L. B. Hathaway (Posie Parker Mysteries), Leighann Dobbs (Hazel Martin Mysteries), T. E. Kinsey (Lady Hardcastle Mysteries), Margarete Addison (Rose Simpson Mysteries), Emily Organ (Penny Green Mysteries), and the Phryne Fisher Mystery Series. Readers who enjoy the works of Alexander McCall Smith, Tarquin Hall, Ashley Weaver, Frances Brody, Maia Chance, Radha Vatsal, Shea MacLeod, Alyssa Maxwell, Sabrina Flynn, Vivian Conroy, and Anita Davison may also enjoy this series of gentle mystery stories set in the roaring twenties.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Southern Curses (Sweet Tea Witch Mysteries Book 5) by [Boyles, Amy]

 

 

Pepper’s adventures continue in Southern Curses, Sweet Tea Witch Mysteries, Book Five.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walk a Crooked Line (Jo Larsen Book 2) by [McBride, Susan]In the follow-up to the #1 Kindle bestseller Walk into Silence, a young girl takes her own life. But what—or who—drove her to it?

When a teenager’s body is found at the base of the old water tower, Detective Jo Larsen is one of the first on the scene. Tragically, it appears to be a clear case of suicide.

But the more Jo learns about Kelly Amster, the more she finds herself needing to understand why the high school sophomore would take that fatal plunge. As they interview family and friends, Jo and her partner, Hank Phelps, begin to fit together the pieces of a dark puzzle. Something happened to Kelly in their small town of Plainfield, Texas—and it sent the young girl straight over the edge.

Haunted by the memories of her own childhood, Jo digs deep into the shadowy corners of a seemingly tight-knit community—to uncover a devastating secret…  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook

 

Live and Let Chai (Seaside Café Mysteries) by [Baker, Bree]The first book in a delightful new beachside cozy mystery series!

Trouble is brewing in Everly’s new café. Can she bag the culprit?

Life hasn’t been so sweet for Everly Swan over the past couple of years, but now that she is back in her seaside hometown and the proud owner of a little iced tea shop and café right on the beach, things are finally starting to look up—until a curmudgeonly customer turns up dead on the boardwalk. With one of her hallmark glass tea jars lying right next to him and an autopsy that reports poison in his system, it doesn’t look good for Everly or her brand new business.

As the townspeople of Charm, formerly so welcoming and homey, turn their back on Everly, she fights to dig up clues about who could have had it in for the former town councilman. With a maddeningly handsome detective discouraging her from uncovering leads and a series of anonymous attacks on Everly and her business, it will take everything she’s got to keep this mystery from boiling over.  (Amazon)

 

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Shade of Murder (The Witch Sisters of Stillwater Cozy Series) by [Barker, Constance]Murder by Cannonball?

The annual re-enactment of the famous Civil War battle in Stillwater has the ghost Colonel Augustus Monroe in a tither. He and Moody, the cat, commiserate on the battlefield as preparations begin. And tempers are flaring within the re-enactment camp as to who will play which role. The only solution…murder.

Mazie and Fern’s mother also pays a visit and brings along her grumpy boyfriend George. Moody wants to poo in his shirt pocket, and that’s the nicest anyone feels towards him.

***Learn what happens when the witch sisters and Moody must match wits with a murderer***  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When the Flood Falls: The Falls Mysteries by [Barnard, J.E.]

 

 

In an oil-rich wilderness, where a grim do-or-die ethos hides just beneath the civilized surface, a jaded ex-cop struggles to protect her oldest friend from an unknown danger.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Soufflé of Suspicion: A French Bistro Mystery by [Daryl Wood Gerber]The buoyant mood at Bistro Rousseau deflates when Chef Camille’s sister, Renee, turns up dead in the chef’s kitchen, and Mimi Rousseau must tease the real killer out of a mélange of menacing characters.

Crush Week in Nouvelle Vie is a madhouse—in a good way. Tourists pour into town for the pressing of the Napa Valley’s world-renowned grapes and all the town’s businesses get a nice lift, including Bistro and Maison Rousseau. Mimi is raising the ante this year with a Sweet Treats Festival, a wonderland of croissants, cakes, tarts, and soufflés crafted with expert care by the area’s top talents.

Chef Camille’s sister Renee is managing the festival with a cast-iron fist, upsetting everyone, including her sister. Which is bad for Camille when Renee turns up dead in the chef’s kitchen. Mimi is still building her business, so her first course of action is to whip up answers and catch the unsavory perpetrator before Camille takes a dusting and gets burned.

Fans of JoAnna Carl and Joanne Fluke will want a succulent second serving of A Soufflé of Suspicion, Daryl Wood Gerber’s appetizing second French Bistro mystery.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover

 

 

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