New Releases For The Week Of September 2nd, 2018–Part 1

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of September 2, 2018. I am going to divide the list into 3 days because there are so  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.



The Cats Came Back (Magical Cats) by [Kelly, Sofie]Small-town librarian Kathleen Paulson often seems to gets mixed up in murder, but luckily, her very special cats always find a way to help her close a case . . .

The charming Minnesota town of Mayville Heights is hosting a music festival, and the whole place is bustling with musicians and tourists. Kathleen is looking forward to taking in some fabulous performances–and her two cats, Owen and Hercules, are looking forward to taking in some fabulous sardine crackers. But then the trio stumbles across a dead body by the river.

The victim is a close friend–who also happens to be a look-alike of a popular cabaret singer set to perform at the festival. Who could have wanted to harm this innocent girl? Was it a case of mistaken identity?

As accusations abound and suspicions swirl, Kathleen, Hercules and Owen will put their abilities–both mundane and magical–to the test, and lay down the paw.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook












Solus (The Montana Mysteries Featuring Gabriel Du Pré Book 15) by [Bowen, Peter]Gabriel Du Pré is back in action, coming to the aid of a whistleblower on the run, in this all-new novel in a “wonderfully eclectic and enjoyable series” (Booklist).

When a hunted military whistleblower and his family need someplace to hide and someone to trust, Toussaint, Montana, is the place, and Gabriel Du Pré the man. The Métis Indian former cattle inspector and sometimes deputy is happy to offer protection, even though he’s already got his hands full with an ailing granddaughter, a meddling medicine man, and a Kazakh eagle hunter prowling the hills above town.

As a guard at a Kabul prison, Hoyt Poe witnessed his fellow soldiers abusing the Afghan inmates. Poe’s testimony threatens to expose the military contractor that led the prison’s brutal interrogation program. Now, Temple Security’s billionaire founder, Lloyd Cutler, wants him dead. But how long can the fugitive and his family lay low before Cutler’s mercenaries come to Du Pré’s hometown looking for trouble?

Packed with pulse-pounding suspense, wry humor, and the romance of small-town Montana, Solus continues the irresistible adventures of the one of a kind Gabriel Du Pré, “a character of legendary proportions” (New York Times–bestselling author Ridley Pearson).

Solus is the 15th book in the Montana Mysteries Featuring Gabriel Du Pré, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback











A Fatal Mistake by [Martin, Faith]A brand new Ryder & Loveday mystery from global bestseller Faith Martin

Summer 1960, Oxford

In the glorious sunshine of Oxford, on a day when everyone should be celebrating, tragedy strikes when a university student is found floating in the river, dead.

Probationary WPC Trudy Loveday finds herself paired with coroner Clement Ryder to investigate and it soon becomes clear that this case is not going to be easy.

The witnesses all refuse to give a straight answer, each new lead sends them in a new direction and tales of other missing youngsters add further mystery to the investigation.

One thing is certain though, something doesn’t seem quite right about the university’s most popular student….

The Ryder and Loveday Series

Readers LOVE Faith Martin’s books:

‘Have become an addict of Faith Martin – love her novels.’

Excellent writing by Faith Martin.’

‘If you haven’t yet read Miss Martin you have a treat in store.’

Love Faith Martin’s books. Keeps you guessing from start to finish.’

‘I can’t get enough of Faith Martin’s books. Great mystery writer.’

Love all Faith Martin books.’

‘I love Faith Martin’s characters. Her plots just keep the reader thinking.’  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Audiobook











The Glass Cook (Alex Landon Case Files Book 1) by [Reese, Gavin]THE GLASS COOK – An Alex Landon Case File

Powerful addictions are measured in lives lost.
Dry Creek Patrol Officer Alex Landon is about to be promoted to Narcotics Detective. With only a few weekend graveyard shifts left in his Patrol tenure, he learns DCPD’s narcotics unit and the DEA believe the source of a high-grade methamphetamine is operating in Dry Creek.
Alex has already seen how the cost of powerful addictions are measured in lives lost: victims addicted and overdosed, conspirators and rivals killed, informants murdered.
When Alex and his mentor, Javier Ramirez, are tasked with helping track down the meth source, they go about the nasty business of wading through society’s gutters. Few lives in that underworld survive the mere perception of betrayal or weakness, and Alex fears their time is running out to prevent a new wave of death and despair from spreading across central Arizona.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback














Maid in Teaberry (A Teaberry Farm Bed & Breakfast Cozy Book 7) by [Wallace, R. A.]




A Teaberry Farm Bed & Breakfast Cozy Book 7
When the old Teaberry elementary school building is revitalized as a community center, so are the ghost stories. Megan searches for modern pieces to complete an old puzzle and solve a current mystery.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle















Deadly Dram: A Whisky Business Mystery by [Mullet, Melinda]Distillery owner Abigail Logan discovers that high spirits are no match for a cold-blooded killer as the Whisky Business Mystery series puts a fatal twist on stiff competition.

It’s been a year since globe-trotting photojournalist Abi Logan inherited Abbey Glen, a whisky distillery in the heart of the Scottish countryside. To her surprise, the village of Balfour already feels like home, and her new business partner, Grant MacEwan, continues to be too charming to resist. But Abi has a history of relationship disasters, so she struggles to avoid an ill-fated romance with Grant. Steering clear is hard enough on a day-to-day basis, but when the two head off to a whisky industry competition together, Abi panics. Five-star resort, four glorious days of nonstop whisky tasting, and a fatally attractive Scotsman—what could possibly go wrong?

The night before the award presentations, with foreign and domestic whisky makers at one anothers’ throats, two judges are found dead under mysterious circumstances. What started with three dream-come-true nominations for Abby Glen’s whisky soon turns into a nightmare for Abi. With a killer on the loose, she must call on her investigative skills to stop another murder—before she gets taken out of the running herself.

Melinda Mullet’s delightful Whisky Business mysteries can be read together or separately. Enjoy responsibly:

Editions Available:  Kindle, Audiobook













The Silent Speaker by [Streatfeild, Noel]Helen Blair is famous for her dinner parties. She hand picks her guests to ensure that every evening is a success, and tonight’s will be the most memorable dinner party of all . . .

An hour after the sparkling evening comes to a close, one of the women takes her own life. There was no indication of her unhappiness during the evening, and this unexpected suicide sends shockwaves through the other guests.

As each guest tries to uncover the truth and motive behind this death the narrative unfolds like a multi-stranded detective story. The Silent Speaker is a tragic and enthralling story of suicide from Carnegie Medal winning author, Noel Streatfeild.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover


















Death at Jamestown: A Historic Triangle Mini Cozy Mystery by [Wainwright, Tracy]



Suzanne Marsh enjoys her quiet job verifying worker’s comp claims as a private investigator. She occasionally helps the police with an investigation, but never a murder, until a body is discovered while she’s on a job at Jamestown Settlement. Now she finds herself on a mission to solve the death of a beloved local lawyer.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle
















Grape Expectations (A Tale From Blythe Cove Manor Book 4) by [Bartlett, Lorraine]



Young heiress Dolly Madison arrives on Martha’s Vineyard with an agenda to discover and taste the great wines of this picturesque island off the coast of Massachusetts … only to learn there are none. What she will find, however, is far more compelling—and could just change her life.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle


















A Ring of Death (Mrs. Middling's Meddlings Book 1) by [Holmes, Dottie]

She’s always watching.

Ellen Middling keeps a low profile, but she misses nothing that happens in Greater Millbury. The enigmatic cashier has sharp eyes and is insatiably curious.

She sees what others miss.

When she and her favorite feline, Mitzy, happen upon a gruesome discovery, Mrs. Middling finds herself propelled far beyond her comfort zone, into a frightening investigation. Her powers of observation will be put to good use…but will they also land her squarely in the clutches of a murderer??  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle
















Die Me a River (Welcome Back to Scumble River) by [Swanson, Denise]The chips are down in Scumble River

School psychologist Skye Denison-Boyd had hoped that her maternity leave would be at least a little relaxing, but when she and her husband, Wally, meet with the priest to discuss their newborn twins’ christening, an explosion at the nearby bowling alley rocks the rectory. And although the business was closed at the time of the blast, there’s a body inside.

As police chief, Wally is inevitably drawn into the investigation, which seems to indicate that foul play is afoot again in Scumble River, and Skye can’t help but do a bit of her own sleuthing. But the clues come fast and furious, ranging from an odd new stranger in town to animosity toward the gambling machines that had recently been installed at the bowling alley, and Skye finds herself wondering if this could be the puzzle that stumps her for good.

New York Times bestselling author Denise Swanson has penned another hit for cozy fans with Die Me a River, the latest installment in her beloved Welcome Back to Scumble River mystery series.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback