New Releases For The Week Of November 4th, 2018–Part 2

 

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of November 4th, 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.

 

 

 

A Vintage Death (A Keepsake Cove Mystery Book 2) by [Hughes, Mary Ellen]A satisfying mystery. … Suggest for fans of other mysteries set in cute tourist areas, such as Lorna Barrett’s Booktown mysteries.”—Library Journal

Callie Reed has put together a special event, but a killer is ripping it apart at the seams

As the new owner of a music box store in Keepsake Cove, a quaint town full of collectible shops on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Callie Reed is eager to get more involved in her community. So she volunteers to plan the fall street decorations and welcome a visiting author who’s come for a special book signing. But the celebratory mood is cut short when the local B&B owner is found dead, killed with a pair of vintage scissors.

Suspicion is cast on the victim’s estranged wife, Dorothy, who owns Keepsake Cove’s vintage sewing shop. Callie is sure Dorothy is innocent, and the visiting author agrees. Together, they begin their own investigation, only to discover that many people in Keepsake Cove have secrets. Secrets that are worth killing to keep.

Praise for the Keepsake Cove Mysteries:

“Hughes kicks off her new Keepsake Cove series with a charming locale.”—Kirkus Reviews  (Amazon)

Edition Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Red Ribbon (The Irregular Book 2) by [Lyle, H. B.]“OUR MOST TALENTED HISTORICAL MYSTERY WRITER TODAY.” –ANDREW GULLI, STRAND MAGAZINE
 
“THE GAME IS MOST DEFINITELY AFOOT.” –MICK HERRON
 
In 1910 London, Captain Vernon Kell’s fledgling secret intelligence service faces being shut down before it has even begun its job of saving the British Empire from German and Russian spies.

Harassed by politicians like the ambitious Winston Churchill, bullied by Special Branch, undermined by his colleague’s ill-advised foreign ventures, and alarmed at his wife’s involvement with militant suffragettes, Kell is making no progress in tracking high-profile leaks from the government. To make matters worse, his best (and only) agent, Wiggins, would rather be working cases of his own.

Wiggins grew up on the streets of London, one of the urchins trained in surveillance by Sherlock Holmes and known as the Baker Street Irregulars. He has promised to avenge the death of his best friend, and to track down a missing girl from the East End.

But when his search takes him to an embassy in Belgravia–an embassy that’s actually a high-class brothel presided over by the fearsome “Big T,” one of his fellow Irregulars–Wiggins is drawn into a conspiracy that will test both his personal and professional resolve.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thou Shell of Death (The Nigel Strangeways Mysteries Book 2) by [Blake, Nicholas]That will give you over three weeks to settle your affairs, say your prayers, and eat a hearty Christmas dinner. I shall kill you, most probably, on Boxing Day.

In the lead up to Christmas, Fergus O’Brien, World War One flying ace turned introspective recluse, suspects someone is out for his blood. Having received three threatening letters promising his death, O’Brien takes his fate into his own hands.

Inviting all the prime suspects to a Christmas party at his grand country home, O’Brien enlists private investigator Nigel Strangeways to help suss out the culprit.

But amid the falling snow and cutting wind, a murderer lurks in Dower House. Nigel must work quickly to uncover the secrets of O’Brien’s past to catch the criminal before it’s to late…

Timeless mysteries with the ingenious plots of Agatha Christie, the wit of Michael Innes… and the most charming investigator in Golden Age Crime.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wreath Between the Lines (A Cookbook Nook Mystery 7) by [Gerber, Daryl Wood]The Agatha Award–winning author of Pressing the Issue returns to the Cookbook Nook, where Jenna Hart is busy decking the halls and ducking a killer . . .

The holidays are Jenna Hart’s favorite time of year, but just as she’s decorating the Cookbook Nook for all the festive events, her imperious older sister makes a surprise visit, anxious that her husband’s been more naughty than nice. To make matters worse, her father’s good friend Jake shows up on her doorstep with a frantic report that his friend has been murdered—trussed with Christmas lights and impaled with a tree star.

Worried that Jake was the intended victim, Jenna makes a list of suspects and checks it twice. Swapping her Santa’s hat for a sleuthing cap, she gets busy investigating Jake’s long-lost sister, his Grinch of a neighbor, and a stamp collector who covets Jake’s most treasured piece. When Jake himself is poisoned and nearly dies, Jenna knows she’ll have to do whatever it takes to corner the culprit before it’s lights out for Jake . . .

Includes tantalizing holiday recipes!

Praise for Daryl Wood Gerber and the Cookbook Nook Mysteries:

“There’s a feisty new amateur sleuth in town and her name is Jenna Hart. With a bodacious cast of characters, a wrenching murder, and a collection of cookbooks to die for, Daryl Wood Gerber’s Final Sentence is a page-turning puzzler of a mystery that I could not put down.” —Jenn McKinlay, New York Times bestselling author of the Cupcake Mysteries and Library Lovers Mysteries

“In Final Sentence, the author smartly blends crime, recipes, and an array of cookbooks that all should covet in a witty, well-plotted whodunit.” —Kate Carlisle, New York Times bestselling author of the Bibliophile Mysteries

“Readers will relish the extensive cookbook suggestions, the cooking primer, and the whole foodie phenomenon. Gerber’s perky tone with a multigenerational cast makes this series a good match for Lorna Barrett’s Booktown Mystery series . . .” —Library Journal

“So pull out your cowboy boots and settle in for a delightful read. Grilling the Subject is a delicious new mystery that will leave you hungry for more.” —Carstairs Considers Blog

About the Author:

Agatha Award–winning and nationally bestselling author Daryl Wood Gerber is the author of the Cookbook Nook Mysteries, the French Bistro Mysteries, the Cheese Shop Mysteries (as Avery Aames), and stand-alone suspense thrillers. Little known facts about Daryl are that she’s jumped out of a perfectly good airplane, has hitchhiked around Ireland by herself, and has appeared on an episode of Murder, She Wrote. She loves to read, cook, and golf, and has a frisky Goldendoodle named Sparky who keeps her in line!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Devilish Punishment: Devil Springs Cozy Mysteries Book 1 by [Bramseth, Jennifer]Prosecuting a pervert. A dead mentor. A new boss. What else could go wrong?

Lillian Booth is pushed to her limits when she’s assigned the worst yet most important case of her career. Trying to disbar a lawyer who abused his clients for years behind closed doors. But after a series of sinister events, she’s forced to co-counsel with Henry Alton, a man who detested her beloved and now-deceased mentor.

Lillian and Henry have one goal. To win.

But Lillian fears failure if she and Henry can’t get along. And to get along requires her to uncover the origin of Henry’s hatred.

Then survival becomes more important as a mysterious attacker targets them as the case races toward a possibly deadly conclusion.

A Devilish Punishment is the first book in the Devil Springs Cozy Mysteries Series.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Kennel a Killer: A Steely & Cuff Mystery by [Clayton, Cat]In the latest Steely & Cuff Mystery something wicked this way wags!

As southern and sassy Steely Lamarr, her chatty Chihuahua, and the Scrubadub crew organize their annual pet costume contest, they hit a wall when the contest judge—the town librarian—ends up dead. Between the pages of the beloved woman’s journal, Steely learns the quirky librarian may have met an untimely death through a connection on a dating app. As the president of the Citizens on the Watch (C.O.W.), Steely believes it’s her civic duty, along with her motley crew, to assist the ever-so-hunky Officer Jackson and the Buckleville PD to bring a killer to justice.

Between fleeing a chomping Doberman Pinscher, surviving stakeouts with Gertie, reuniting with her long-lost sister, Stoney, and dealing with small-town drama, Steely relies on her ability to run fast, deal with the stench of blue cheese, look into her heart, and show grace. But, can Steely keep herself out of the crosshairs from a venomous villain? Who killed the librarian and why? Can she not wreck the good thing she has going with Jackson? Where has her sister Stoney been for the past ten years? The answers you’re dying to know and copious amounts of hilarity are only a flip or a click away.

Praise for Steely & Cuff Mysteries:

“Lighthearted, funny, and oh so Texan!” ~Goodreads
“A fun, fresh read!” ~Amazon Reviewer
“A hilarious wacky page turner!” ~Amazon Reviewer  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reason To Doubt (A Carol Childs Mystery Book 5) by [Silverman, Nancy Cole]Carol Childs is in the middle of one of the biggest stories of her life. Her daughter Cate has returned from college with a boyfriend in tow. A photographer who police suspect to be The Model Slayer, responsible for the murder of three young women.

Not since the Hillside Strangler has Los Angeles been so on edge.

And when the police arrest Cate’s boyfriend, Carol’s personal life and professional worlds collide. A tattooed cocktail waitress calls the radio station and asks to speak with Carol off the record. She knows the true identity of the real Model Slayer because she says she killed him.

Tensions mount as the clock ticks. The police are convinced they have the right man. Mother and daughter aren’t talking. Carol can’t reveal to investigators all she knows, and unless Carol can find the real killer before the trial begins, an innocent man may spend the rest of his life in prison or be executed for a crime he didn’t commit.

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REASON TO DOUBT by Nancy Cole Silverman | A Henery Press Mystery. If you like one, you’ll probably like them all.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wicked Tales: An Ivy Morgan Mystery Books 10-12 by [Hart, Lily Harper]

 

 

Ivy Morgan and Jack Harker are living life to the fullest … even if that means dealing with Ivy’s growing powers and the danger that’s constantly circling.
She’s a witch, although she has no idea how it happened or why her abilities keep expanding. All Jack knows is that he’s along for the ride no matter what.
Climb in and enjoy the ride as Ivy and Jack embark on the adventure of a lifetime.
This three-book omnibus includes Wicked Wishes, Wicked Whimsy and Wicked Haunts.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outwit: Spellslingers Academy of Magic (Enforcer of the East Book 1) by [Chase, Annabel]Some secrets are best left buried…

I’m a Third Year now at Spellslingers Academy of Magic and my professors worry that I’m not meeting my full potential–that I’m holding back–so I know I’ve got to prove myself. I’ll do anything to keep my place as an Enforcer of the East. It’s important that I go as far away as possible, not that I can ever admit the reason why. When I stumble upon a dozen bodies during a weekend field trip, though, the world comes to a screeching halt. Thanks to bad timing, I end up stuck in the company of a frustrating yet sexy werewolf called Callan, a member of the League of Local Paranormals. Together, we need to endure each other’s company and bring a murderer to justice.

Can I stop a mass murderer before he strikes again or will my past be my unraveling?

Outwit: Spellslingers Academy of Magic, Enforcer of the East (Book 1) is an urban fantasy mystery with humor, action and adventure, a powerful heroine, and a shiftastic hero. 

Keep an eye out for Outlaw, Book 2, coming soon!

Other books in the Spellslingers world include:

Bryn’s trilogy—
Outcast, Warden of the West, Book 1
Outclassed, Warden of the West, Book 2
Outlast, Warden of the West, Book 3

Dani’s trilogy–
Outlier, Sentry of the South, Book 1
Outfox, Sentry of the South, Book 2
Outbreak, Sentry of the South, Book 3  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cordial Killing: A Backyard Farming Mystery (cozy mystery) by [Walton, Vikki]Snuggle up with a cozy mystery that will keep you guessing!

Cordial Killing (A Backyard Farming Mystery)

Anne is excited for the opening of the Brandywine Inn. Kandi and Hope are her partners in the bed-and-breakfast in Carolan Springs, Colorado, where they also provide homesteading and herbal workshops for guests.

As soon as the guests arrive, it’s plain that the five old college chums have bad blood between them. When Anne finds a threatening note, it’s clear that someone is out for revenge. Then they find a guest dead. At first, the death appears to be natural, but suspicions begin to grow.

When a blizzard threatens the Inn, will it trap them all with a killer and no way out?

Cordial Killing is a classic who-dun-it with a twist. Set in the fictional small town of Carolan Springs, you will enjoy an armchair getaway into beautiful Colorado.

What Others Said about Chicken Culprit (Book One in the Backyard Farming Series)

  • A humorous murder mystery debut! Top 1000 Reviewer
  • Page turner alert! BE
  • Loved the ending–my eyes leaked. MH
  • Wonderful introduction to backyard farming. CB
  • Highly recommend to all cozy lovers! KC

˃˃˃ Praise for Chicken Culprit (Book One in the Backyard Farming Series)

Reading for pleasure can’t get much better than this. I fell in love with the characters, and having lived in Denver, I could just picture the setting of the fictional town Carolan Springs. I’m also a backyard farmer (sans chickens) and laughed until my sides hurt at the descriptions of the compost patch. Just when I thought I had it figured out, Walton hit me with another twist; so masterful is her ability to weave a tale. And the humor is appropriate, even when talking about murder. There are so many curves and corners in the story it reminds me of driving in the Colorado mountains. I was blown away at the ending ”” not at all what I had expected. I can’t wait to read the next in this series. These characters are just too good to be lost to one book only. This one is now on my gift list to all my reading buddies. LT

Scroll up and grab a copy today.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cupcakes and Corpses (A Terrified Detective Mystery Book Five) by [Fowkes, Carole]

The Red Bow Killer is terrorizing Cleveland, Private Investigator
Claire DeNardo’s hometown. When her beloved
former babysitter is found murdered with a red bow
tied around her neck, Claire adopts the victim’s puppy
and dives in to find the serial killer.
She pursues suspects through sleazy bars, bingo parlors,
and music studios. When the body count rises as
fast as the danger, Police Detective Brian Corrigan,
Claire’s easy-on-the-eyes boyfriend, does everything he
can to get her off this case. But her Aunt Lena’s best
friend becomes a possible target and Claire is determined
to find the killer before he strikes again.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fool's Moon (A Tarot Cats Mystery Book 1) by [Stuckart, Diane A.S.]Two tarot-savvy cats and their tenderhearted human outwit a cruel criminal in this animal-centric whodunit.

Most days, Ruby Sparks feels like the sign that says “Tarot Card Reader Extraordinaire” should say “Tarot Card Reader Fairly Competent.” But as challenging as it is to take care of her half-sister’s New Age shop—and her growing menagerie of enchanted pets—Ruby never worries that she’s bitten off more than she can chew…until a customer wants her to divine the truth about a murder.

When her own life is threatened with a double dose of danger, Ruby begins to wonder if she’s being played for a fool. Luckily, she has Ophelia and Brandon—sibling black cats with a talent for tarot—and a feisty pit bull friend who all lend a paw in collaring the culprit before Ruby finds herself taking her final cat nap.

Praise:

“[Stuckart] writes throughout with charm and warmth. Anyone with a pet will enjoy.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Lighthearted and quirky, this will enchant cozy readers and animal lovers.”—Publishers Weekly  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Murder has no Guilt (DCI Cook Thriller Series Book 9) by [Strang, Phillip]A mass shooting. An amoral Romanian gangster. A Russian oligarch who claims to be an honest businessman, but isn’t.

No one knows who was the target or why, but there are eight dead. The men seem the most likely, or could have it been one of the two women, the attractive Gillian Dickenson, or even the celebrity-obsessed Sal Maynard?

There’s a gang war brewing, and if there are deaths, they don’t care as long as it’s not one of them. But to Detective Chief Inspector Isaac Cook, it’s his area of London, and he needs to find out who killed the eight.

It’s unpredictable, and initially, it had been the West Indian gangs that had held sway in the area. But then, a more vicious Romanian gangster had usurped them. And now he’s being marginalised by the Russians. And their leader is the head of the most vicious Russian mafia organisation, and he’s got residency in England, as well as money and influence, the ear of those in power.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Midsummer Mayhem: A Potting Shed Mystery by [Wingate, Marty]Shakespeare comes to Hampshire—and Pru Parke is cast into the role of cunning detective gardener once again.

Pru’s friends and neighbors are abuzz with the news of an acting troupe putting on an outdoor performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. And while many are eager to catch a glimpse of famed actor Ambrose Grant, Pru can’t wait to finally see the spectacular gardens of the private estate where the play will be performed. When the estate’s gardener abruptly quits—frustrated with actors trampling his beloved plants—Pru is called upon for her gardening expertise. She throws herself into creating magical woodland forest scenes, and is quickly drawn into the excitement of putting on a play, as she watches the drama on and off the stage. But the play’s suddenly no longer the thing, when one of the actors turns up murdered.

Pru’s husband, Detective Inspector Christopher Pearse, relies on Pru’s knowledge of all the players in this particular intrigue, and Pru finds herself using rehearsals to investigate. But playing the role of private eye could prove perilous for Pru, as she closes in on a murderer who won’t let anyone—least of all the gardener—keep him from stopping the show . . . dead.

Marty Wingate’s captivating mysteries can be enjoyed together or separately, in any order:

The Potting Shed series: THE GARDEN PLOT | THE RED BOOK OF PRIMROSE HOUSE | BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE | THE SKELETON GARDEN | THE BLUEBONNET BETRAYAL | BEST-LAID PLANTS | MIDSUMMER MAYHEM

The Birds of a Feather series: THE RHYME OF THE MAGPIE | EMPTY NEST | EVERY TRICK IN THE ROOK | FAREWELL, MY CUCKOO  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Skeleton Makes a Friend (A Family Skeleton Mystery Book 5) by [Perry, Leigh]Georgia Thackery is feeling pretty good about her summer job teaching at prestigious Overfeld College, and she’s renting a rustic cabin right by a lake for herself, her daughter, Madison, and her best friend, Sid the Skeleton. Together again, the trio are enjoying the quiet when a teenager named Jen shows up looking for her friend. Georgia doesn’t recognize the name, but she learns that the person Jen was looking for is actually Sid.

Sid reveals that he and Jen are part of a regular online gaming group that formed locally, and one of their members has gone missing. Sid admits that he might have bragged about his investigative prowess, enough so that Jen wants him to find their missing player. Given that Sid doesn’t have many friends offline—none, really, unless you count the Thackery family—Georgia agrees to help him search. They manage to discreetly enlist Jen, who lives in town, and follow the clues to… a dead buddy.

Now they’ve got a killer on their hands. Probing the life of Sid’s friend, they realize a lot is wrong both on campus and in the seemingly quaint town, and someone doesn’t want them looking deeper.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook

 

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