New Releases For The Week Of November 11th, 2018–Part 1

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of November 11th, 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 first day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.

 

The Riddles of Hillgate (Z & C Mysteries Book 1) by [Kane, Zoey, Kane, Claire]Hidden deep within trees, haunted Hillgate Manor waits for the mysteries locked inside its walls to be discovered.

Fashionable real estate agent and risk-taker, Zoey Kane, can’t pass up a good deal, even if it reeks of a graveyard. Along with her daughter Claire, the two business women spruce up the abandoned estate in hopes of turning it into a popular hotel.

After the discovery of buried bones, along with a series of riddles and threats,  Zoey learns the hard way why she was the only person who had bid on the property.

Now, the only chance at saving their scary investment, along with their lives, is for mom and daughter to solve the riddles of Hillgate… and thus the mystery of what happened to its long-gone residents.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

A Birder's Guide to Murder (A Bird Lover's Mystery Book 8) by [Ripley, J.R.]A flying visit to the City of Brotherly Love takes a murderous turn for Amy Simms, owner of Birds & Bees.

Amy and her bird-loving crew are ducking out of Ruby Lake, North Carolina to attend the annual American Birding Expo in Philadelphia. The event will generate publicity for Birds & Bees, though assistant manager Esther is strangely reluctant to attend. Before she’s even set up their booth, Amy manages to insult JJ Fuller, famed bird photographer and the expo’s guest of honor. An inauspicious beginning, made worse when JJ is found dead as a dodo, his head caved in by a pair of binoculars.

The police suspect Esther is mixed up in murder, and her mysterious past starts coming to light. Amy isn’t sure what to believe. JJ boasted that he would be the first to locate a near-extinct woodpecker. Did a rival decide to beat him—literally—to the punch? With a ZombieFest convention taking place in the exhibit hall next door, there’s all kinds of creepiness to contend with. And somewhere among the birders and the walking dead there’s a killer hoping to fly the coop before justice is served . . .  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

The Christmas Heist: A Cottage Grove Mystery Novella (Cottage Grove Mysteries Book 3) by [Carobini, Julie]A Christmas wedding … what could go wrong?

Soon-to-be married Tasha McHenry discovers that her special locket is, quite suddenly, missing. A Christmas wedding sounded like such a good idea, but with her matron of honor busy planning the town’s annual holiday party, and her fiancé swamped with work, Tasha may be in over her head.

Has her missing accessory simply been misplaced? Or is something more sinister going down, once again this Christmas, in the small, rustic town of Cottage Grove?

All 3 books in the Cottage Grove Mystery Series:
1 – The Christmas Thief
2 – All Was Calm
3 – The Christmas Heist (New!)

“A heartwarming Christmas mystery … a perfect holiday season escape.” ~ Amanda Flower, USA Today Bestselling Author (The Christmas Thief)  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

Murder at Harbor Village by [Gardner, GP]Young retiree Cleo Mack is trading in academia for a second act in Harbor Village, a community for active seniors in coastal Alabama. But someone in this picture-perfect coastal town is burning the candle at both ends . . .  

It’s love at first sight when Cleo arrives in Fairhope, Alabama, after taking early retirement from her longtime position as professor of social work. Touted as “the nicest town in the world,” Fairhope is home to an eclectic community of retirees. Harbor Village boasts classes in painting, pottery, and photography, not to mention being a buyer’s market for husbands. It seems an ideal place to make new friends and rediscover life. Until a dead body is found in the pool.

When the victim turns out to be the unpopular director of senior living, Cleo is named acting director. Now she must rely on her well-honed people skills to uncover a killer in a place where short-term memory isn’t what it used to be, and age is just a number. And if Cleo keeps snooping around, her number may soon be up . . .  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

Irrelephant Omens (Magical Midway Paranormal Cozy Mysteries Book 5) by [Leeds, Leanne]Another poisoned ringmaster.
Colliding portents.
As dark forces gather, one witch must break the circus free of fate before destiny destroys them all.

Charlotte is at the end of her tether. With her best friend lecturing her about the past, a mysterious old woman demanding she comply with the future, and signs everywhere pointing in opposite directions, she’s not sure how her argumentative band of misfit carnies will be able to defeat the Witches’ Council.

When her boyfriend’s father, the only other magical Ringmaster, is found unconscious, Charlotte determines that she must unravel the mystery, protect the rival circus and save the cantankerous man–only to be told that to do so would defy the omens that say his death must take place.

Will Charlotte rebel and save the dying Ringmaster? Or will she let the rival circus fall and her boyfriend’s father die?

Irrelephant Omens is the fifth book in the spellbinding Magical Midway paranormal cozy mystery series. If you like colorful characters, supernatural circuses, and twisty mysteries, then you’ll love Leanne Leeds’ show-stopping magical mystery.

 

The Magical Midway Paranormal series contains an overarching paranormal plot that builds from one book to the next. While each book’s mystery can be read and appreciated as a stand-alone, the series should be read in order to be fully enjoyed.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Devilish Shorts: Three Devil Springs Short Stories-Grudges, Gratitude, and Regret by [Bramseth, Jennifer]

 

What do grudges, gratitude, and regret have in common? They all tie together in the Devil Springs Series, with Greer Galloway as the common thread. These three short stories take place during A Devilish Punishment (Devil Springs Book 1) and transition the series into the next book, A Devilish Election (Devil Springs Book 2).  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

Teaberry Three Part Harmony (A Teaberry Farm Bed & Breakfast Cozy Book 11) by [Wallace, R. A.]

 

 

 

A Teaberry Farm Bed & Breakfast Cozy Book 11
Murder sets the tone for a Teaberry vocal competition. A local tradition of selecting the best harmony group to represent Teaberry for the upcoming winter holidays hits a sour note when one of the competitors is murdered. This mild cozy mystery offers a clean read with a female amateur sleuth and friends in a small-town setting. Main characters in the series are multigenerational.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

Dog Knows (Golden Retriever Mysteries Book 9) by [Plakcy, Neil S.]When semi-reformed computer hacker Steve Levitan learns that a girl who was kind to him in high school is accused of three murders, he and his clue-sniffing golden retriever Rochester are on the case. Could sweet, ambitious Peggy Doyle be guilty of killing three husbands? Or is someone out to make it look that way?

As teens, Steve admired Peggy because of the way she fought back from a difficult childhood to travel to France and aspire to a college degree and a career as a lawyer. When he discovers she’s been addicted to drugs, danced at a strip club, and married a biker, he’s surprised. How could the girl he knew grow up to be the woman the media are calling “The Black Widow of Birch Valley?”

Can he and Rochester dig up the clues that might acquit Peggy, while avoiding the slippery slope of hacking that could cause him to lose everything he cares for? Trust Rochester to keep Steve on the straight and narrow, and bring the real killer to justice.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

Shear Magic (Silver Hollow Paranormal Cozy Mystery Series Book 5) by [Dobbs, Leighann, Douglass, Traci]

When wizard detective Eric Naill is found stabbed to death behind the salon of hunky witch hair stylist Graeme “Gray” Quinn, it doesn’t bode well for the Quinn clan. Especially when Gray’s favorite golden shears appear to be the murder weapon.

With both the Council of Wizards and the police after him, Gray must prove his innocence before he and his cousins lose everything. But when his investigation reveals a link between Eric’s death and a decades-old secret, things get complicated. The only way to get to the bottom of it is to seek the help of the one woman Gray is forbidden to get close to — Starla Knight.

Meeting with Starla could spark a feud that might change Silver Hollow forever. Only it’s Gray’s heart that may be the worst casualty.
  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

A CORPSE IN CORNWALL: A World Travel Cozy Mystery (book 2) by [Dean, Carolyn L.]Spending Fall in Cornwall wasn’t what Jennifer was expecting, but then, neither was a centuries-old mystery and a present-day killer.

A fortune in jewels. A little girl with a mysterious past. Townspeople who could be friends or could be foes.

When Jennifer agreed to discreetly snoop for details on properties and antiques for her globe-trotting boss, Gable Landon, she didn’t realize that she may have bitten off more than she could chew. A simple job undercover suddenly turns deadly when her presence digs up things better left dead and buried.

Clean language, and only rated PG because hey, there’s a murderer running around in this book.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

Murder at the Church: Cottonwood Springs Cozy Mystery Series by [Harman, Dianne]A troubled woman. A prayer. A murder in a church. An orphaned daughter.

When she moved back to Cottonwood Springs after a divorce and the publishing company she was working for went bankrupt, Brigid never thought she’d have a ready-made teen-age daughter, a huge Newfoundland dog, and a hunky neighbor who wants to get to know her better, a lot better.

But first she has to solve Maggie’s murder. When a woman has stolen money and someone else’s husband, finding her murderer is not everyone’s top priority.

An inspirational cozy mystery from a two-time USA Today Bestselling Author that will leave you with a smile on your face and a tear on your cheek.  (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

 

 

 

Killalot (An Ivy Meadows Mystery Book 6) by [Brown, Cindy]A jouster, a playwright, and a detective walk into a faire…but it’s no joke when one ends up dead.

Actress and part-time PI Ivy Meadows is thrilled when she learns that the famous playwright behind Hello Dolly Madison is in Arizona. Not so much when she realizes he’s a suspect in the murder of a Renaissance faire jouster.

As is her friend Riley. And about a thousand other people, all disguised in Renaissance costume during the fatal jousting match.

When Ivy is hired to investigate the killing, she goes undercover as a Cockney belly dancer at the faire and finagles her way into the playwright’s Kennedy-inspired version of Camelot—as Marilyn Monroe, no less.

Then, in the midst of her toughest case ever, Ivy has to solve another dilemma: Will she follow her lifelong dream of being an actor or settle down with the love of her life?

The murder investigation, the play, and real life come together in a twist that begs the question: Is there a happily-ever-after for anyone?

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KILLALOT by Cindy Brown | A Henery Press Mystery. If you like one, you’ll probably like them all.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover. Paperback

 

 

 

'Twas the Knife Before Christmas: A Christmas Tree Farm Mystery (Christmas Tree Farm Mysteries) by [Jacqueline Frost]A Christmas delight, ’Twas the Knife Before Christmas will charm the stockings off readers of Joanne Fluke and Leslie Meier.

It’s out of the cupcake tin, into the fire for Holly White’s best friend, Caroline. Can Holly clear Caroline’s name in time to go caroling?

When a body turns up in a larger-than-life candy bowl filled with peppermints on the town square, Holly White is horrified to learn her best friend Caroline is the main suspect. Everyone in town, including Mistletoe, Maine’s sheriff, saw Caroline fighting with the victim on the night of his death. Worse, a custom kitchen knife, engraved with Caroline’s initials was found with him.

Now, just ten days before Christmas, Holly’s up to her jingle bells in holiday shenanigans and in desperate need of a miracle. Juggling extra shifts at her family’s Christmas tree farm and making enough gingerbread jewelry to satisfy the crowd is already more than she can handle―and now she has to find time to clear her best friend of murder. Add in her budding relationship with the sheriff, and a personal stalker dressed as Santa Claus, and Holly’s ready to fly south until springtime.

But her Sherpa-lined mittens come off when Caroline is taken into custody. Can Holly wrap up the case in time for Christmas…even after she gains the true killer’s attention? Find out in ‘Twas the Knife Before Christmas, Jacqueline Frost’s second pine-scented Christmas Tree Farm mystery.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook

 

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