New Releases For The Week Of August 5th, 2018–Part 1


Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of August 5th, 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 first day of my list.  Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.


A Long Time Coming by [Elkins, Aaron]It takes a real artist to solve a crime this big—in a brilliant, engrossing mystery by Edgar Award winner Aaron Elkins…

Art curator Val Caruso is not a happy camper. His promotion has just been nixed, his divorce has become final, and he’s dug himself into a nice little rut for his fortieth birthday. The uplift? A trip to Milan to help Holocaust survivor Sol Bezzecca recover a pair of cherished sketches by Renoir. They’d once been given to Sol’s family by the then-unknown artist, looted by the Italian Fascist militia, and now after decades in hiding have turned up for auction. It’s Val’s job to get them back.

Unfortunately, his Italian adventure takes a dangerous turn when he becomes trapped in an intricate web that reaches back to World War II—and is still very sticky with art thieves, forgers, and somebody who wants Val out of the picture permanently. When the lost Renoirs are stolen yet again, Val is more determined than ever to hunt them down. The reward for reuniting an old man with his rightful past? Priceless.

But doing it is going to be murder.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook











A Stewed Observation (A Dinner Club Murder Mysteries Book 4) by [Whalen, Karen C]The Gourmet Dinner Club travels to Ireland to enjoy Irish cuisine while staying at a medieval, ivy-covered castle. Jane Marsh hopes Dale Capricorn will ask her to marry him at this romantic dream destination. But her plans are put on hold when the elderly castle owner becomes violent, a club member restrains him, and he collapses and dies.

The police believe the mysterious death is murder and begin to suspect one of the club’s members. Dale leaves for home on a business emergency, and as the lone single gal in the club full of couples, Jane is thrown into the company of Griffin O’Doherty, the handsome Irishman who stands to inherit the castle.

Jane must prove her friend’s innocence by solving the crime. Which of the sweet-tempered Irish could be a callous killer?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback














A Plantation, a Tour Guide, and a Poltergeist: Deanna Oscar Paranormal Mysteries Book 8 (Deanna Oscar Paranormal Mystery) by [Dragon, CC]Deanna Oscar Paranormal Mysteries Book 8

Ghosts never forget, rarely forgive, and frequently refuse to move on.
While Deanna is helping her brother settle in, her friends relationships give her reasons to worry and celebrate—depending on the couple.
Work, however, never stops.
The case that falls in her lap at the Hundred Willows Plantation is truly disturbing. The ghosts have become restless—attacking tourists and tour guides. While the family denies there is anything haunting the antebellum mansion, they can’t hide the truth from Deanna.
The plantations dark history repeats itself. Specific scenes playing out over and over. That isn’t the worst of it.
It’s when the supernatural residents try to interact with humans that injury and death become a recurring theme for the living.
The only way to change the pattern is for Deanna to put herself in the path of anger, attack, and Death (wearing high heels) itself.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Freaky Tales: A Mystic Caravan Mystery Books 4-6 by [Lee, Amanda M.]The adventure continues at Mystic Caravan Circus.
The antics are fast, the quips furious and the danger ever present. Survival isn’t a given. It’s something that has to be worked toward every moment of every day. Thankfully the fun never subsides even when the darkness threatens to overwhelm them.
This three-book omnibus includes books four through six in the Mystic Caravan series. Included are: Freaky Games, Freaky Places and Freaky Rites.
Sit back and enjoy the show. You’ll never be the same again.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle















Searching for Dime Box: A What Doesn't Kill You World Romantic Mystery (Michele Book 3) by [Hutchins, Pamela Fagan]A drug-dealing defendant. A hospitalized grandson. A deadly new strain of murder.

After lonely months spent writing her true crime novel, Michele Lopez Hanson reconnects with her community by offering pro-bono legal counsel. When an open-and-closed drug case takes an unexpected turn, she’s determined to shake off the dust and hit the books. But after a mysterious sickness sends her infant grandson to the hospital, she worries she may have bitten off more than she can chew. Searching for the source of his sickness, she discovers strange parallels between her legal case and the baby’s suspected poisoning.

When Michelle’s investigative attempts are blocked at every turn, she realizes the sinister cover-up goes far deeper than she had ever imagined. To save her grandson, she must connect the dots and expose the culprits before the deadly sickness claims another victim.

Searching for Dime Box is the third standalone book in a trilogy featuring protagonist Michele Lopez Hanson from the addictive What Doesn’t Kill You romantic mystery series. If you like nerve-racking suspense, courtroom drama, and shocking plot twists, then you’ll love Pamela Fagan Hutchins’ award-winning series.

Buy Searching for Dime Box to get your next fix of this addictive mystery series today!


˃˃˃ See why Pamela’s novels have won contest after contest.

  • 2017 WINNER Silver Falchion for Best Adult Mystery
  • 2016 WINNER Best Book Awards Cross-Genre Fiction
  • 2015 WINNER Best Book Awards Cross-Genre Fiction
  • 2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, Romance, Quarter-finalist


˃˃˃ Once Upon A Romance calls Hutchins an “up-and-coming powerhouse writer.”

If you like Sandra Brown or Janet Evanovich, you’re going to love Pamela Fagan Hutchins. A former attorney and native Texan, Pamela splits her time between Nowheresville, Texas and the frozen north of Snowheresville, Wyoming.


˃˃˃ The Michele reviews are in, and they’re good. Very, very good.

“Immediately hooked.” — Terry Sykes-Bradshaw, Author of Sibling Revelry

“Spellbinding.” — Jo Bryan, Dry Creek Book Club

“Fast-paced mystery.” —Deb Krenzer, Book Reviewer

“Can’t put it down.” — Cathy Bader, Reader

“LOVED IT!” — Marcy McKay, Author of Pennies From Burger Heaven


˃˃˃ Catch more adventures with Michele and her friends in the What Doesn’t Kill Youworld. Scroll up and grab your copy of Searching for Dime Box today  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












January Thaw: Humor and Hijinks (A Mira James Mystery Book 9) by [Lourey, Jess]“…fans of smalltown mysteries will be charmed.”—Publishers Weekly

The Ice Man Succumbeth

Private-eye-in-training Mira James loves Minnesota’s crisp January days, as long as she can spend them in the arms of hunky Johnny Leeson. But when Mrs. Berns’ erratic Zamboni driving uncovers an icebound dead man, Mira’s cold-weather tranquility threatens to melt away.

With a frozen corpse in the lake and a freak January thaw descending on town, neither Johnny nor generous portions of high-octane comfort food are enough to ease Mira’s frazzled nerves. If Mira can’t figure out who’s behind the murder, the next time she feels sub-zero temperatures, it may be because she’s sporting a toe tag in the town morgue.

Part of a ten-book series, January Thaw is perfect for readers who love to escape into the humorous mysteries of Janet Evanovich, Denise Grover Swank, Margaret Lashley, Amy Vansant, Rose Pressley, Carl Hiaasen, and Stephanie Bond. Or, if you love to belly-laugh while reading a heart-pounding mystery, then this series is for you!

January Thaw is the ninth in a series of laugh-out-loud-funny, romantic, comic caper mysteries featuring Mira James, an urban woman with rural Minnesota roots. The books do not need to be read in order; each novel stands alone. Get all the Mira James mysteries today!

May Day
June Bug
Knee High by the Fourth of July
August Moon
September Mourn
October Fest
November Hunt
December Dread
January Thaw
February Fever

Or, if you love a good binge read, check out the bundles (Free on KU)!

Mira James Mysteries Summer Bundle, Books 1-4 (May, June, July, and August)
Mira James Mysteries Fall Bundle, Books 5-7 (September, October, November)
Mira James Mysteries Winter Bundle, Books 8-10 (December, January, February)


“Those looking for an engaging, multigenerational small-town mystery that tackles contemporary issues can’t miss with this entry.”―Library Journal

“Who can resist a mystery that includes a daredevil octogenarian sidekick; a flashy, plant-whispering mayor; some really bad villains; and a little girl ghost?”―Booklist

“Good, high-calorie fun.”—Mystery Scene  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback












IFebruary Fever: Humor and Hijinks (A Mira James Mystery Book 10) by [Lourey, Jess]f you want to laugh, cry, and solve a mystery, than this romantic comic caper is for you!

All Aboard the Murder Express!

Mira James’ hot and heavy relationship with Johnny Leeson is definitely warming up her winter. But when Johnny has to travel to Portland, Oregon, for a month-long internship, airplane-averse Mira lets Mrs. Berns talk her into a visit. On the plus side, Mira can make the trip a tax write-off by attending the International Private Investigator Conference. On the down side, Mrs. Berns books them―much to Mira’s dismay―on the Valentine Train, a place for singles to mix and mingle.

After a few glasses of champagne and Mrs. Berns’ encouragement, Mira begins to relax and enjoy herself . . . until a fellow passenger is murdered and a snowstorm traps the train in the Rockies. If Mira can’t track down the killer, she may end up derailed–permanently.

February Fever is a laugh-out-loud romantic comic caper mystery, perfect for readers who enjoy the humorous mysteries of Liliana Hart, Chelsea Field, Gina LaManna, Janet Evanovich, Denise Grover Swank, Amy Vansant, and Stephanie Bond. If you love to belly-laugh while reading a page-turning mystery, this series is for you!

February Fever is the tenth in an ongoing series featuring Mira James, an urban woman with rural Minnesota roots. The books do not need to be read in order; each novel stands alone. Get all the Mira James mysteries today!

May Day
June Bug
Knee High by the Fourth of July
August Moon
September Mourn
October Fest
November Hunt
December Dread
January Thaw
February Fever
March of Crime

Or, if you love to sink into a delicious story marathon, check out the bundles (Free on KU)!

Mira James Mysteries Summer Bundle, Books 1-4 (May, June, July, and August)
Mira James Mysteries Fall Bundle, Books 5-7 (September, October, November)
Mira James Mysteries Winter Bundle, Books 8-10 (December, January, February)


Great!!! I will never get tired of reading these books! Keep them coming! They are so fun to read. I highly recommend all of them!”―Nancy Webster (Amazon reviewer, five stars)

Excellent read. Lourey does it again.” ―Nath Drouin (Amazon reviewer, five stars)

I loved this book, just as much as the others in the series. Very entertaining!” ―Elizabeth Rein (Amazon reviewer, five stars)

MIND BLOWN. Unbelievable so good twists and turns loved it…” ―Amazon reviewer, five stars

“Lourey skillfully mixes humor and suspense . . . the characters are wonderful and wacky, and the mile-a-minute pace never falters.”―Booklist (starred review)

[An] incredible series….”―Suspense Magazine

I can’t wait to see what Mira does next.“―Crimespree Magazine  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback













Destination: Murder: A Travelogue of Cozy Mysteries by [Vandiver, Abby L., Dionne, Kathryn, Meadows, Wendy, Dean, Carolyn L., Blackmoore, Angela C., Parin, Sonia, Pajonas, S. J., Selfman, Sylvia, Selfman, Leigh]MURDER NEVER TAKES A HOLIDAY! Pack your bags and buckle up! We’ve got eight exciting tales of mystery and murder, each with a twist you won’t see coming. Destination: Murder is a limited edition, cozy mystery boxed set with eight full-length, never-before-published novels. These bestselling authors will take you to exotic locations at home and abroad. Quirky characters and puzzling plots will have you turning pages late into the night as you travel the world to help solve these whodunits! Preorder today to punch your ticket and claim your copy of this limited edition cozy collection. These Are Your Author Travel Guides: Abby L. Vandiver (Brazil) Kathryn Dionne (Marrakech ) Angela C. Blackmoore (Dubai ) Wendy Meadows ( U.S./Georgia) Carolyn L. Dean (France) Sonia Parin (Australia ) Sherri Bryan (London) S.J. Pajonas (Japan) Just sit back, relax, and let us take you to faraway places while you enjoy the intrigue and solve a crime or two (or eight!) Release Date: 7 August 2018  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle



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