New Releases For The Week Of October 21st, 2018–Part 2

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of October 21st, 2018. I am going to divide the list into 3 days because there are so many of them for this week. Today is the second day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.

 

 

Back Stabbers (The Country Club Murders Book 8) by [Mulhern, Julie]All Ellison Russell wanted was an update on her stock portfolio. Instead, she found her broker dead.

With an unexpected out-of-town guest at her house, Ellison is too busy for a murder investigation. Only this time, Detective Anarchy Jones wants her help, and she can’t deny the handsome detective. Can Mr. Coffee supply her with enough caffeine to keep her brain sharp and everyone else happy?

Juggling bodies (one, two, three, four), two-faced friends, her social calendar, and a cat (yes, a cat) is taxing but Mother might be the biggest challenge of all.

With a killer drawing closer, can Ellison put together the pieces or will she be the one getting stabbed in the back?

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BACK STABBERS by Julie Mulhern | A Henery Press Mystery. If you like one, you’ll probably like them all. (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crochet and Cauldrons: A paranormal cozy mystery (Vampire Knitting Club Book 3) by [Warren, Nancy]Every family has annoying relatives; mine just happen to be undead.

My Grandmother, Agnes Bartlett, used to own Cardinal Woolsey’s knitting shop in Oxford then died and left her shop to me, without informing me that she wasn’t actually dead. She’s a vampire and part of the world’s strangest craft circle – the Vampire Knitting Club.

As you might imagine, this means she’s free to interfere in how I run the business that used to be hers. She’s trying to teach me to knit and it’s not going well. She’s also trying to teach me how to be a witch, since it turns out I’m from a long line of witches. Another tiny detail about my family that no one ever told me, along with the long-lost witch cousins I recently discovered.

But I’m learning. I’ve got my family spell book, my black cat familiar, some powers that sometimes scare me, and an interesting new group of friends.

My archaeologist parents are coming to visit and bringing me a gift I could do without.

So, to recap, I run a knitting shop and I can’t knit. I’m a beginning witch who can’t always control her cat, never mind her magic, and my love life is as tangled as the last sock I tried to knit. Oh, and for some reason, I keep getting involved in murder investigations. Good thing I have my vampire knitters to help sniff out clues.

At least I’ve finally hired the perfect assistant, a real demon with the crochet hook. Or is she too perfect?

Crochet and Cauldrons is the third book in the Vampire Knitting Club series of fun, paranormal cozy mysteries.

Grab yours today!

“I was up until 2 a.m. I just couldn’t stop reading.” ***** Five star Amazon review of Frosted Shadow, a Toni Diamond mystery.
“Loved it! Keeps you guessing to the end.” ***** Amazon review of Frosted Shadow, a Toni Diamond mystery.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whoops! We're In Big Trouble Now. (Susan Hall Investigates Book 4) by [Abbott, Adele]

 

 

Things are starting to look up for Dorothy, Charlie and Neil. But not for long. A series of catastrophic events leads them into more trouble that they ever dreamed possible.
This is the final book in the Susan Hall Investigates series.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pancakes and Poison (A Traveling Town Mystery Book 1) by [Diane, Ami]Death is on the menu…

After Ella crashes her car, she seeks shelter in a nearby town—a town not on any map. And there’s something strange about the residents.

Until her car is fixed, she’s stranded in Keystone Village. The townspeople are not happy and warn her to leave immediately—especially the local sheriff.

Just when she thinks her luck can’t get any worse, a waitress at the local diner dies while serving Ella. The sheriff suspects foul play and has Ella in his crosshairs.

Now, along with the help of a handsome inventor, the local mischiefs in the form of two older ladies, and a squirrel with a strange sense of fashion, Ella must find Kay’s killer before she’s arrested for a crime she didn’t commit.

In a town with Wild West shootouts and gladiator-style potlucks, Ella just hopes to solve Kay’s murder and make it home alive. While digging for answers, she discovers the village’s biggest secret—one that could leave her stranded in Keystone forever.

Will Ella solve the murder before the wrong person gets put behind bars? And will she ever make it home again?

Don’t miss out on this humorous cozy mystery full of coffee, delicious food, and a quirky cast of characters.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Starr Witness (THE 12 MYSTERIES OF CHRISTMAS Book 7) by [Williams, Susette]Special price of 99¢ for a limited time!
Because of circumstances beyond her control, Beth Starr’s life has become one big lie. She hates keeping secrets, especially from the handsome officer who attends her church, but telling the truth could put her in danger.

Mason Montgomery feels drawn to Beth, even though she isn’t the easiest person to get to know. He feels she may have some interest in him, but her standoffishness has his police instincts on overdrive and he’s determined to find out what she’s hiding.

THE 12 MYSTERIES OF CHRISTMAS series:

• Book 1: IN THE NICK OF TIME by Susette Williams

• Book 2: GABRIEL’S SECRET by Alexa Verde

• Book 3: GUARDING CANDY KANE by V.B. Tenery

• Book 4: MURDER: UP ON THE ROOFTOP by Tina Dee

• Book 5: JOY IN JEOPARDY by Lynette Sowell

• Book 6: HOLLY IN HIDING by P. Creeden

• Book 7: STARR WITNESS by Susette Williams

• Book 8: NOELLE ON THE RUN by Alexa Verde

• Book 9: GOLDEN BELLES ARE WRINGING by Gina Conroy

• Book 10: DEATH BY FIGGY PUDDING by Tina Dee

• Book 11: DANGER FOR GLORIA by Lynette Sowell

• Book 12: MERRY WITHOUT MALICE by P. Creeden  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Golden Belles are Wringing (THE 12 MYSTERIES OF CHRISTMAS Book 9) by [Conroy, Gina]Special 99¢ pre-order price!
After calling off her engagement, Belle Davis needs to get as far away from Los Angeles as she can. The Gold Rush Mystery Weekend Retreat in Christmas Tyme, Colorado is the perfect hideaway to fill her thoughts with puzzles and code cracking instead of wondering why she couldn’t see the clues her lying ex-fiancé left pointing to the truth. Not to mention, winning the grand prize would help her with a fresh start.

T.J. Beadle just wants to find the real lost gold of 1859 that has eluded his family for over a century, then get the heck out of Dodge. And this time he’s so close he can smell gold in those hills. Only problem is, he didn’t plan on the mysterious Belle interfering with his plan.

When Belle and T.J. stumble upon a clue to the real treasure, they must learn to work together and trust each other before the gold falls into the wrong hands and someone ends up dead.

THE 12 MYSTERIES OF CHRISTMAS series:

• IN THE NICK OF TIME by Susette Williams

• GABRIEL’S SECRET by Alexa Verde

• GUARDING CANDY KANE by V.B. Tenery

• MURDER: UP ON THE ROOFTOP by Tina Dee

• JOY IN JEOPARDY by Lynette Sowell

• HOLLY IN HIDING by P. Creeden

• STARR WITNESS by Susette Williams

• NOELLE ON THE RUN by Alexa Verde

• GOLDEN BELLES ARE WRINGING by Gina Conroy

• DEATH BY FIGGY PUDDING by Tina Dee

• DANGER FOR GLORIA by Lynette Sowell

• MERRY WITHOUT MALICE by P. Creeden  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Timeless Celebration (Century Cottage Cozy Mysteries Book 1) by [Ascroft, Dianne]A small town, a big party, a stolen gift. When an artefact from the Titanic is stolen before her town’s 150th anniversary celebration, it’s up to Lois Stone to catch the thief.

Middle-aged widow Lois has moved from bustling Toronto to tranquil Fenwater and is settling into her new life away from the dangers of the city. Then two events happen that shatter her serenity: her house is burgled and an antique watch belonging to a Titanic survivor is stolen from the local museum. Her best friend, Marge, was responsible for the watch’s safekeeping until its official presentation to the museum at the town’s 150th anniversary party, and its disappearance will jeopardise her job and the museum’s future. Lois won’t let her friend take the blame and the consequences for the theft. She’s determined to find the watch in time to save her best friend’s job, the museum’s future and the town’s 150th anniversary celebration.

And so begins a week of new friends, apple and cinnamon muffins, calico cats, midnight intruders, shadowy caprine companions and more than one person with a reason to steal the watch, set against the backdrop of century houses on leafy residential streets, the swirling melodies of bagpipes, a shimmering heat haze and the burble of cool water.

A tale for fans of Cindy Bell, Leighann Dobbs, Dianne Harman and Kathi Daley.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blue Ridge Murder (A Calendar Clan Mystery Book 1) by [Alexander, Agnes]Wounded in a drug buy gone wrong, June March, a fledgling private detective, is forced to go home to her parents’ farm to recover. Her close-knit family is rocked when her ne’er-do-well brother-in-law, Roger, is murdered, after his part in a bank robbery. In the small community of Edison, North Carolina, nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, secrets are hard to keep—even one as dangerous as murder. When June’s sister, April, is accused of killing her husband, June will do whatever she must to prove her sister’s innocence.

County Sheriff Jason Striker, an old school mate of June’s, is dead serious about bringing the murderer to justice. But how can he find the killer and keep June safe when she insists on being part of the investigation? Nothing has changed since high school—June is still as determined as ever, and she still has a firm hold on Jason’s heart.

June tries to hold old feelings at bay, but somehow, the boy from yesterday has become the man of her dreams—and she’s not about to let him go. With the killer still on the loose, Jason knows that June’s expertise will be invaluable in helping him solve the case—and she’s not about to back away from doing just that. Identifying the killer can mean the death of them both, as a small-town’s secrets protect one of its own…one who committed this BLUE RIDGE MURDER…  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Crossword Mysteries Holiday Collection: A Crossworder's Holiday, A Crossworder's Gift, Wrapped Up in Crosswords, and A Crossworder's Delight by [Blanc, Nero]Four holiday whodunits in one—the perfect present for puzzle fans! “Light-hearted capers . . . Each as frothy as a cup of good eggnog” (The Wall Street Journal).

Together, crossword editor and amateur sleuth Belle Graham and her private detective husband, Rosco Polycrates, are “a great investigative team in the tradition of Nick and Nora” (Bookbrowse). In this holiday-themed collection—featuring two story anthologies and two novels by national bestselling author Nero Blanc—Belle and Rosco follow the clues and fill in the blanks to find the answers to some very puzzling mysteries.

A Crossworder’s Holiday: In these five short mysteries, Belle and Rosco solve puzzles in Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Nantucket, and a haunted house in the Cotswolds. Perhaps the most challenging is the case of mobster Freddy Five Fingers, who was sending tip-offs to the cops via crosswords printed in the local tabloid—before he croaked.

A Crossworder’s Gift: Five more Yuletide mysteries take Belle and Rosco from sunny St. Lucia where they decipher clues to find a buried treasure to a blizzard that strands a sewing circle. And in Las Vegas, a high roller has strewn clues throughout his suite to form a crossword puzzle that leads to loot.

Wrapped Up in Crosswords: With Christmas approaching, Belle does her part creating a Noel crossword contest while Rosco dons a red suit and snowy-white beard to collect toys for the town’s annual children’s drive. But his good will starts to dim when he and two Newcastle Police Department colleagues are mistaken for escaped convicts masquerading as small-town Santas.

A Crossworder’s Delight: Just in time for the holidays at Newcastle’s historic Paul Revere Inn, Belle discovers an abandoned treasure: a book of dessert recipes written in the form of crosswords handed down from mother to daughter. But as nice as that is, someone else has been naughty: A valuable Longfellow poem has been stolen from its place of honor on the wall of the inn’s front parlor. As he starts to investigate, Rosco finds himself with a new sleuthing partner, twelve-year-old E. T. Whitman—a bit of a wordsmith himself.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Montana Mysteries Featuring Gabriel Du Pré Volume Four: Badlands, The Tumbler, and Stewball by [Bowen, Peter]The half Indian cattle inspector and “character of legendary proportions” is back—in this beloved contemporary western mystery series (Ridley Pearson).

Officially, Gabriel Du Pré is the cattle inspector for Toussaint, Montana, responsible for making sure no one tries to sell cattle branded by another ranch. Unofficially, he is responsible for much more than cows’ backsides. The barren country around Toussaint is too vast for the town’s small police force, and so, when needed, this hard-nosed Métis Indian lends a hand. In Gabriel Du Pré “Bowen has taken the antihero of Hemingway and Hammett and brought him up to date . . . a fresh, memorable character” (The New York Times Book Review).

Badlands: When a mysterious cult takes over a cattle ranch, the people of Toussaint try to ignore their suspicious behavior. But when Du Pré gets a tip from an FBI contact that seven Host of Yahweh defectors were recently shot to death, he takes another look at the glassy-eyed conclave. Behind their peaceful smiles, evil lurks.

“Gripping and humorous . . . truly riveting.” —Publishers Weekly

The Tumbler: A few years back, Du Pré led a documentary film crew down the Missouri River to commemorate the bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Rumor now has it that the Montana fiddler is in possession of the long-lost writings of Meriwether Lewis, and an unscrupulous billionaire has kidnapped two of Du Pré’s friends to get his hands on the journals.

“[Du Pré’s] moral center is unshakable. Another wonderful adventure in a great series.” —Booklist

Stewball: When his aunt Pauline’s latest husband turns up shot, execution-style, Du Pré goes undercover to infiltrate a cabal of wealthy gamblers who pass their time racing horses in the barren Montana brush, among other nefarious activities.

“[The] fast-paced narrative offers ample doses of local color, evenly spaced bursts of violence and an unforced laid-back style.” —Publishers Weekly  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gingerbread and Scary Endings (Sandy Bay Cozy Mystery Book 7) by [Crewes, Amber]The seventh book in the BESTSELLING Sandy Bay Cozy Mystery series!

“A fast read and a great story. Can’t wait for the next one.”

Business is good but the stress of fulfilling a new corporate order is almost driving Meghan Truman insane. She is therefore excited when handsome detective, Jack Irvin, proposes to take her to the movies. She never expected that a fun, carefree night at the Sandy Bay cinema would end with the tragic death of the movie theater manager.

Who would stand to gain from his demise?

As Meghan delves deeper into this murder investigation, she discovers that stress has a way of bringing out the worst in people. With the clock ticking to find the murderer, will she be prepared when a serendipitous act of kindness puts her squarely in the path of a killer on the loose?

Book 7 in the Bestselling Sandy Bay Cozy Mystery series, which can be read in one to two hours! Perfect for a lunchtime read or on a commute to/from work. If you want to enjoy a quick light-hearted read, with an amateur female sleuth, mouth-watering culinary desserts and a gripping murder mystery with a touch of romance, then you’ll love Meghan Truman and all the quirky characters in Sandy Bay.

No cliffhanger, swearing or graphic scenes!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bad Moon Rising (Cori Sloane Witchy Werewolf Mysteries Book 3) by [Maher, Tegan]When hikers find a body in a hunting cabin, the case seems cut and dried until the victim turns out to be the right-hand man to the alpha of a rival pack. Handling a paranormal murder case is tricky enough without a pack war looming on the horizon.

While Cori tries to find a murderer before peace flies out the window, Zach’s past – the one he can’t remember – catches up with him in the form of a mysterious woman.

As if her hands weren’t full enough, the mysterious, impulsive vampire who founded the town has decided he doesn’t like the way the town is running and has decided to rebrand it.

All Cori wants is to master her magic and make sure her town remains the safe, sleepy place it’s always been. Instead, trouble’s on the horizon, and she has to stand tall with her friends and her fox familiar by her side and meet it head-on.

Join Cori Sloane – witch, werewolf, and sheriff – her fox familiar, and her bevy of paranormal friends for yet another adventure in this third installment of the Cori Sloane Witchy Werewolf Mystery series.

*Final book will be approximately 200 pages long.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Murder at the Folly: A Violet Carlyle Cozy Historical Mystery (The Violet Carlyle Mysteries Book 3) by [Byers, Beth]September 1923.

When Violet and Victor run into an old friend in Belgium, they have an idea of what to expect. What they don’t expect is to be followed back to England, persuaded to spend an additional weekend away from home, or to have their group experience another murder.

This time, the suspect is their long-time friend Tomas St. Marks—-a shell-shocked former soldier. The race is on to discover the real killer before someone they know to be gentle and kind is taken in for a crime he didn’t commit.

Book THREE in The Violet Carlyle Mysteries. Are you ready for the roaring twenties? If so, you’ll love Vi, her indulgent twin Vic, and their friends. You might even find your interest caught by Chief Inspector Jack Wakefield. For fans of Carola Dunn, Jacqueline Winspear, Georgette Heyer, and Lee Strauss. A light, cozy mystery with a fun peek into life in the life of a bright young thing. No swearing, graphic scenes, or cliffhangers.

The Violet Carlyle Mysteries
Book 1: Murder & the Heir
Book 2: Kennington House Murder
Book 3: Murder at the Folly
Book 4: A Christmas Murder  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Midnight in Christmas River: A Christmas Cozy Mystery (Christmas River Cozy Book 11) by [Muldoon, Meg]Book 11 in the best-selling Christmas River Series is a cozy mystery as satisfying as a mug of hot apple cider on a golden fall day…

It’s October in Christmas River, and things in the central Oregon town are becoming downright bone-chilling.
When famed horror author Ashcroft Black takes up residence at an old hunting cabin rumored to be haunted, pie baker extraordinaire Cinnamon Peters and the rest of the small town are thrilled to have a bona-fide celebrity in their midst.
But when the characters of Ashcroft’s horror novels literally start leaping to life in Christmas River, Cinnamon finds herself pulled into a perplexing mystery involving betrayal, crime, and a scandalous secret someone’s willing to kill over.
Can Cin figure out the mystery and free the town of Ashcroft’s horror for good? Or will she instead discover that fact is truly more horrifying than fiction?

Midnight in Christmas River is a Halloween-themed standalone Christmas River mystery. It’s full of mischievous fun and heartwarming moments, and even features recipes from Cinnamon’s own Halloween party menu!

Look for MISTAKE IN CHRISTMAS RIVER (Book 12) on digital shelves this fall!!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle