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 second day of my list. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.
The bestselling author of the “remarkable…masterfully constructed, pitch-perfect” (Booklist, starred review) debut The Trouble with Goats and Sheep delivers a suspenseful and emotionally satisfying novel about a lifelong friendship, a devastating secret, and the small acts of kindness that bring people together.
There are three things you should know about Elsie. The first thing is that she’s my best friend. The second is that she always knows what to say to make me feel better. And the third thing…might take a bit more explaining.
Eighty-four-year-old Florence has fallen in her flat at Cherry Tree Home for the Elderly. As she waits to be rescued, she thinks about her friend Elsie and wonders if a terrible secret from their past is about to come to light. If the charming new resident is who he claims to be, why does he look exactly like a man who died sixty years ago?
From the acclaimed, bestselling author of The Trouble with Goats and Sheep, Three Things About Elsie is a story about forever friends on the twisting path of life. As we uncover their buried secrets, we learn how the fine threads of humanity connect us all. (Amazon)
Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook
Matilda Dare can’t sleep. Her insomnia is one more reason to move to the quirky small town of Goodnight, New Mexico after she inherits a house, a small newspaper, and two old dogs there. But despite the Goodnight name, Matilda still spends her nights wide awake, and she has good reason after a reporter is murdered. With a mystery to solve, she begins to investigate the town and uncovers more suspects than she knows what to do with. Meanwhi le, the hottie cowboy sheriff is doing his own investigation into Matilda, and the mysterious, handsome stranger, who just happens to live with her, is showing up in all the wrong places. As her investigation continues, danger increases, and it might end up spelling lights out for Matilda.
Die Noon is the first installment in the hilarious, romantic Goodnight Mysteries series and a spinoff of the Matchmaker Mysteries. Goodnight…Sometimes sweet dreams end in murder.
“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 (Amazon)
Editions Available: Kindle
Rowan Gray is a bundle of nerves.
She’s waiting for word on her father – a man who supposedly died ten years before – and the only thing that can shift her focus is a fraught rescue at sea, one that forces The Bounding Storm to evacuate a group of oil rig workers during a tumultuous storm.
When one of the workers ends up dead – an individual who wasn’t listed on the manifest – Rowan Gray and Quinn Davenport are thrust into a fresh adventure … and it’s one that’s likely to have dire consequences.
Between manipulative businessmen, undercover FBI agents, a mystery that gets more convoluted at every turn, and a member of The Bounding Storm discovering Rowan’s secret, the high seas’ favorite couple is about to face the toughest challenge of their young relationship.
The stakes are high, and Rowan is in the crosshairs of a killer, which forces Quinn to take drastic action to keep her safe.
When trouble comes, it will be in the form of a killer … and not everyone’s fate is secure. (Amazon)
Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook
Things are heating up on The Bounding Storm.
Rowan Gray and her psychic photographic abilities are on display as new cases pop up and old problems rear their ugly head.
Join the crew of one of the ocean’s finest cruise ships as they tackle adventure, love and friendship.
This three-book omnibus includes Sunken Seas, Choppy Seas and Churning Seas.
Sit back and enjoy a special world, where magic and mayhem collide. (Amazon)
Editions Available: Kindle
From USA Today bestselling author Wendy Byrne comes another small-town cozy mystery that will leave you laughing till it hurts…
Former Manhattanite Izzy Lewis is finally settling into small town life in Inez, Iowa—she’s got her adventurous surrogate grandmothers, the Q’s, her hot boyfriend, Gabe, and the rest of the small town’s characters to make sure her days are never boring. But when
her good friend Sheriff Nate Crowder’s ex-wife goes missing, right after having a loud argument with him, things go from interesting to downright dangerous.
When a vengeful DA sets his sites on Nate as the prime suspect in his ex’s disappearance, Izzy and the Qs jump into action. But between leads that go nowhere, mysterious strangers, enemies becoming friends, and an Izzy double stirring up trouble, they have their hands full trying to figure out what happened to Nate’s ex. With the sheriff suspended, the clock ticking, and the danger closing in, can Izzy find out the truth… before she and the Q’s are the next victims?
Izzy Lewis Mysteries:
Nearly Dead in Iowa – book #1
Double Trouble in Iowa – book #2
Shady Shenanigans in Iowa – book #3 (Amazon)
Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback
The 3rd book in the Sandy Bay Cozy Mystery series!
“If you love cozy mysteries, you’ll find this book an absolute delight!”
When a beautiful stranger sashays into a birthday party, Meghan Truman, along with other guests, is surprised to discover her relationship to the birthday celebrant.
This beautiful stranger attracts more shady characters to Sandy Bay. When one of these characters is found dead in an alley, the whole town is set on edge.
Will Meghan’s attempt to link the owner of a golden antique gun to the murder prove helpful to hunky Officer Irvin’s investigation or will the discovery of a buried secret lead to more murders?
Book 3 in the Sandy Bay Cozy Mystery series, which can be read in one to two hours! Can be read as a standalone, but enjoyed better as part of the series. Perfect for a lunchtime read. If you love cozy mysteries with an amateur female sleuth, mouth-watering culinary desserts and a gripping murder mystery, then you’ll love Meghan Truman and the quirky characters in Sandy Bay!
No cliffhanger, swearing or graphic scenes! (Amazon)
Editions Available: Kindle
The 18th installment of the bestselling Joanne Kilbourn series from the “queen of Canadian crime fiction” (Winnipeg Free Press).
When, at the age of sixty, Joanne learns that Douglas Ellard, the reserved general practitioner whom she had grown up believing to be her father was, in fact, the best friend of her biological father, the brilliant visual artist Desmond Love, she begins to question not just who she is but what factors play a role in shaping all of us and in making us who we really are. Joanne is offered the chance to revisit her family history, when writer Roy Brodnitz, author of The Happiest Girl, a Broadway mega-hit inspired by a Desmond Love painting, approaches her with the idea of making a mini-series about the close relationship between the Ellard and Love families. Brodnitz is in town working on the film adaptation of his Broadway hit, and he and his film company soon become a significant presence in the life of Joanne’s family, with results that are both life-changing and menacing. When Joanne and Zack’s eighteen-year-old daughter, Taylor Shreve, develops a close friendship with the seventeen-year-old actress starring in the movie, the Shreve family is exposed to the dark side of the film industry and they uncover disturbing truths about the handsome and talented people they have invited into their lives. A Darkness of the Heart explores the ways in which clear vision, generosity of spirit, and a willingness to love can combat the forces in our world that seek to encroach upon innocence. Once again, Gail Bowen’s powerful storytelling, engaging characters, and page-turning plot reaffirm her place as one of the finest mystery writers around. (Amazon)
Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover
National bestselling author Heather Blake is back with wishcrafter Darcy Merriweather in her eighth magical Wishcraft mystery adventure.
Wishcrafter Darcy Merriweather might be a witch with the ability to grant wishes for others, but wishing isn’t going to help her catch a killer…
When wishcrafter Darcy Merriweather’s personal concierge company is hired by elite runner Abby Stillwell to organize the Wicked Mad Dash, a competition that takes place in the Enchanted Village, Darcy is more than willing to help her friend. As blizzard conditions rage on the morning of the race, Darcy’s main concern is the terrible weather—until Abby goes missing…and is later found dead, buried in the snow.
As Darcy investigates her friend’s untimely death, she learns that she didn’t really know Abby well at all. And those closest to the woman—her secret fiancé, her roommate, her ex-boyfriend, and her co-workers at Balefire Sports—seem to have plenty to hide too. As Darcy digs deeper, she uncovers complicated relationships, a possible embezzlement scheme, and allegations of cheating against a top athlete.
Just when Darcy is convinced she’s hit a dead end in the case, a startling burglary and the hunt for Abby’s elusive ex send Darcy down a dark, dangerous trail. It will take the help from friends, family, and a little bit of magic for Darcy to stop a stone-cold killer from striking again. (Amazon)
Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook