Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of October 14th, 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 for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.
It’s Christmas, 1934, and the citizens of Darling, Alabama, are unwrapping a big package of Christmas puzzles. Mildred and Earlynne, members of the Dahlias Garden Club, are planning to open a bakery on the square—if they can come up with the right recipes. Charlie Dickens faces two of the biggest puzzles of his career as an investigative reporter, and one of them involves his wife. Cute little Cupcake’s talent as a singer and dancer makes her a tempting target for an unscrupulous exploiter. Lizzy must enlist the Dahlias to protect her, while she herself is confronted by a romantic puzzle. And Sheriff Norris is forced to reopen a mystery that the town thought was solved and follow a string of clues that lead to a deadly situation at the nearby prison farm.
Once again, Susan Wittig Albert takes us to a place where real people have courage, respect for their neighbors, and the dream of doing their best, even when they’re not sure what that is. She reminds us that Christmas is a celebration of friendship, community, and what’s right with the world. There’s nothing puzzling about that. (Amazon)
Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook
FROM THE #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF HOLY ISLAND AND SEVEN BRIDGES
He thought he was invincible, but he was wrong…
When an old man is found dead inside the ancient hermitage at Warkworth Castle, Northumbria CID are called in to investigate. With no apparent motive, it’s their job to unravel why he was murdered – and this time they’re forced to do it without their star detective…
DCI Ryan is thousands of miles away. He’s tracked a killer across Europe and has sworn not to return until he has his man in custody. Nathan Armstrong is a dangerous psychopath but there’s just one problem – he’s also an international celebrity; a world-famous thriller writer with money and connections.
Ryan is a stranger in a foreign land, but he knows one thing – he’ll never give up.
Murder and mystery are peppered with romance and humour in this fast-paced crime whodunnit set amidst the spectacular landscapes of Northumberland and Tuscany.
“LJ Ross keeps company with the best mystery writers” – The Times
“A literary phenomenon” – Evening Chronicle
“LJ Ross is the Queen of Kindle” – Sunday Telegraph (Amazon)
Editions Available: Kindle
From #1 Amazon & New York Times bestselling author Gemma Halliday and USA Todaybestselling author Jennifer Fischetto comes a kidnapping gone wrong, an heiress undercover, and a Bond Girl torn between two men…
Her name is Bond. Jamie Bond. And this time, the stakes are personal…
Private investigator, Jamie Bond is used to danger–it’s the name of her game. But when one of her past informants, an exotic dancer named Apple, goes missing, Jamie drops everything to find her. At first, Jamie suspects this may be a case of a weekend fling after a wild party at a Hollywood mogul’s home. But it turns into something much more sinister when the movie mogul’s daughter also appears to be kidnapped and a five million dollar ransom demand is made! Are the two missing women related? Which one of the movie mogul’s angry associates is behind it? And can Jamie find Apple…before it’s too late?
With the clock ticking, Jamie rallies her crew of Bond Girls to sort through a slew of suspects including a cagey caterer, a film producer with an axe to grind, and the movie mogul’s former best friend turned worst enemy. To complicate matters, at the kidnapper’s demand of “no law enforcement or she dies,” Jamie can’t breathe a word of her investigation to her on-again off-again love interest, ADA Aiden Prince–just when things are heating up between them, despite Jamie’s complicated feelings for her best friend, Danny Flynn. Torn between two men, racing against time, and tracking a cold-blooded killer, Jaime has the case of her life on her hands–complete with more twists and turns than an LA freeway! The only question is, can she solve it in time…or will it be Apple’s life on the line?
Jamie Bond Mysteries:
Unbreakable Bond (book #1)
Secret Bond (book #2)
Lethal Bond (book #3)
Bond Bombshell (short story)
Dangerous Bond (book #4)
Bond Ambition (short story)
Fatal Bond (book #5)
Here’s what critics are saying about Gemma Halliday’s books:
“A saucy combination of romance and suspense that is simply irresistible.”
~ Chicago Tribune
“Stylish… nonstop action…guaranteed to keep chick lit and mystery fans happy!”
~ Publishers’ Weekly, starred review
“Smart, funny and snappy… the perfect beach read!”
~ Fresh Fiction (Amazon)
1861, East Anglia. Alone in a first-class carriage, the Swarbricks are robbed at gunpoint, but when the universally-admired Swarbrick fights back, the train robber takes more than money and jewellery, killing the man working to unify
East Anglia’s tangle of railway networks.
Inspector Colbeck is brought in from London, as the only detective in Britain with enough expertise for the job. But as Swarbrick’s glowing reputation begins to crumble, the line of investigation isn’t clear: Is this the act of a bungling burglar, a business rival, a disgruntled son, or a jealous lover? Whoever it is, they are determined to involve Colbeck in their fight. Is the Railway Detective following
the right track or will he need to switch points to bring the murderer to justice? (Amazon)
Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover
*A laugh out loud cozy mystery by New York Times Bestseller Addison Moore*
My name is Lottie Lemon, and I see dead pets. Okay, so on occasion I see a dearly departed human, too. And, unfortunately for me, that horrible scenario is playing out right this minute. Worse yet, that good-looking ghost just so happens to look just like my friend, Everett, and it refuses to leave his side. I’m petrified of losing Everett, so much so that I too refuse to leave his side, which of course doesn’t exactly bode well with my newly minted boyfriend, Noah Fox, who is just as comely as his surname suggests. After two horrific murders just took place in our small town of Honey Hollow, I’m ready to put the last few months behind me, but when I come across another gruesome discovery, my entire world comes crashing down on me once again.
Lottie Lemon has a brand new bakery to tend to, a budding romance with perhaps one too many suitors, and she has the supernatural ability to see dead pets—which are always harbingers for ominous things to come. Throw in the occasional ghost of the human variety, a string of murders, and her insatiable thirst for justice, and you’ll have more chaos than you know what to do with.
Living in the small town of Honey Hollow can be murder.
From the NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling author, Addison Moore—Cosmopolitan Magazine calls Addison’s books, “…easy, frothy fun!” (Amazon)
Deciding to have more fun in Westerham, Lily takes up life-drawing classes with her friend Olivia. But trouble isn’t far away; the art teacher goes missing after the second class.
Tracking down the art teacher is proving impossible, and the PIB’s best lead is murdered before they can find out everything he knows. Yet again, Lily’s unique witchy skills are called upon to help. The problem? It’s dangerous for her to reveal her talents. She’s already the target of a secret organisation intent on kidnapping her, and now those closest to her fear a threat inside the PIB itself.
To help solve the case, Lily makes a dangerous choice: to go undercover with no backup. But has she just made a fatal mistake?
So much for witches having it easier. Someone pass Lily a cappuccino, but this time, make it a double. (Amazon)
The carnival has come to Getaway Bay.
And with it – a murder.
While Addison Lake and her family enjoy an Easter break at the carnival, knife-thrower Frankie Hammond is stabbed in the back with one of his own knives. Detective Wilcox is understaffed and down with the flu, so Addison steps up to help investigate.
Magicians, staff, and the owners of the carnival are all on the suspect list. Even the clowns have a motive for wanting Frankie dead.
Hanley Brothers’ Carnival is a family affair. But as Addison and Wilcox follow the clues, they find this family has a lot to hide.
The show must go on – but at what cost?
The Getaway Bay cozy mysteries have everything you love – suspense to keep you guessing, twists you don’t see coming, and characters you want to have a cup of tea with – plus an added dose of Aussie flavour. (Amazon)
Editions Available: Kindle
A witch’s work is never done.
Gwendolyn Brady thought escaping to the Human Realm would solve everything. With a baby in her arms, she traded in her exciting life of solving mysteries and magic for one full of diapers and a tiny house in the Georgia mountains. The best part? No magic required. The worst part? No magic allowed.
Fast-forward fourteen years, and all Gwen has to worry about is a sassy teenager, burning dinner (again), and keeping the peace between the cat and dog. Except for the part where she’s terrified her daughter will learn the truth about Gwen being a witch from another realm. Of course when her Aunt Bedelia appears in their living room out of thin air, Gwen knows that her magical past has finally caught up with her. And her aunt doesn’t exactly bring good news…
With her younger brother missing and suspected of murdering a vampire leader, it’s up to the former witch investigator to track him down before anyone else can. It doesn’t help that her uncle is the head of the witch investigators looking for her brother—the very same group that Gwen used to be a part of, in fact.
Taking her wand out of retirement, Gwen has to face the truth. It’s time to pull her daughter into the world she’s determined to protect her from.
*Spell Maven from Spell Haven is a full-length witch cozy mystery full of magic, family, laughs, and even a dose of crazy cat antics!* (Amazon)
Editions Available: Kindle
Senoia is a quiet little town full of friendly folks, movie moguls, and…foul murder
Twelve Cozy Mysteries from #1 Bestselling author Susan Harper
Felicity turned her back on her investigative journalism degree to start a business as a party planner. When her friend is accused of murder, her inquisitive nature is rekindled and she quickly becomes Senoia’s premier super sleuth. She soon finds herself involved in murder mystery after murder mystery. If she is going to save her friends, and herself, she must solve everything from crimes of passion to mass murders. Can Felicity overcome long odds or will it be too much for the young party planner?
This collection includes all twelve books in the Senoia Cozy Mystery series. If you like cozy mysteries with interesting characters and unexpected turns, the Senoia Cozy Mystery series is for you.
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Each book in the series is a stand-alone story, but your enjoyment of each story will be increased if you read them all. Be sure to check them all out.
Dying for a Drive – When Felicity gets her first big break as a party planner, a murder turns the event into one that she will never forget. After the police arrest her friend, who she knows is innocent, she is forced find the killer herself.
A Fatal Fall – Felicity’s party planning business is booming after solving her first murder. When she lands her biggest job yet, she finally has a chance to enjoy the fruits of her success . . . until a young girl falls to her death.
Murder in the Morgue – When a haunted house gets an all too real decoration, Felicity is thrust into the middle of another murder investigation.
Horse Drawn Homicide – When someone close to Felicity is killed, she literally gets dragged into the middle of another murder mystery. But after a second murder, things get too real. Can Felicity solve the mystery before she becomes the third?
Framed by Friends – When the past and present collide, Felicity’s friends, old and new, become embroiled in a murder mystery. At a party she organized, no less.
Victims of His Vengeance – When the criminals Felicity put behind bars start dying, she must again solve a perplexing case. Can she catch another killer or will she be the final victim?
Undercover with the Undead – Felicity has landed the dream job of throwing a zombie themed party for the stars of her favorite show. When a dead body shows up, for real, she gets thrown into a celebrity-infused murder mystery.
Homicide at the Hospital – Felicity is preparing for the long-awaited wedding of two friends. When the groom-to-be is fired and his boss winds up dead, the happily ever after is very much in jeopardy.
Murder Mystery Party –A murder mystery party seems to be the perfect way to have fun with her two passions. Until someone turns up dead for real.
Vacations and Victims – Felicity and the crew have graduated to preventing murders. After foiling an attempt on the senator’s life, Felicity takes some time off to enjoy a vacation with her sister. Unfortunately, she soon learns that when you’re a super sleuth, you always seem to be in the right place—or wrong?!?—when dead bodies turn up.
A Death Downtown – Felicity has put her party planner hat back on and is set to host one of the biggest events of the year in Senoia. When old friends get involved, it has the feel of the good old days. Until a dead body shows up.
A Final Fatality – Felicity Overton has put numerous criminals behind bars…and planned a few bang up parties in the process. When one of her deadliest mysteries is resurrected, it might prove to be too much for her to handle. (Amazon)
Editions Available: Kindle
This Christmas mystery, featuring criminal defense lawyer Andy Carpenter and his faithful golden retriever, Tara, showcases Rosenfelt’s trademark humor and larger-than-life characters.
Reluctant lawyer Andy Carpenter doesn’t usually stop to help others, but seeing a dog next to a homeless man inspires him to give the pair some money to help. It’s just Andy’s luck that things don’t end there. Soon after Andy’s encounter with them, man and dog are attacked in the middle of the night on the street. The dog defends its new owner, and the erstwhile attacker is bitten but escapes. But the dog is quarantined and the man, Don Carrigan, is heartbroken.
Andy’s wife Laurie can’t resist helping the duo after learning Andy has met them before… it’s the Christmas season after all. In a matter of days Don and his dog Zoey are living above Andy’s garage and become two new additions to the family. It’s not until Andy accidentally gives away his guest’s name during an interview that things go awry; turns out Don is wanted for a murder that happened two years ago. Don not only claims he’s innocent, but that he had no idea that he was wanted for a crime he has no knowledge of in the first place. It’s up to Andy to exonerate his new friend, if he doesn’t get pulled into the quagmire first.
David Rosenfelt’s signature wit, charm, and cleverness are back again in this most exciting installment yet. (Amazon)
Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook