New Releases For The Week Of, November 25th, 2018–Part 2

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of November 25th, 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 second day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.



Let the Dead Keep Their Secrets (Gilded Age Mystery Book 3) by [Simpson, Rosemary]In Gilded Age New York, heiress Prudence MacKenzie and ex-Pinkerton Geoffrey Hunter investigate crimes that take them from the slums of Five Points in lower Manhattan to the Fifth Avenue mansions of society’s elite. In the late nineteenth century, women are particularly vulnerable . . .
Childbirth can be dangerous even for the wealthy. So when opera singer Claire Buchanan shows Prudence and Geoffrey a postmortem cabinet photograph of her deceased twin sister and newborn niece, they express sadness but not surprise. The popular black-bordered portraits are the era’s way of coping with the devastating losses that plague every family. What makes this death different is that Claire is convinced Catherine and her child were murdered.
Prudence’s friend is haunted by a sense of her sister’s lingering presence, and by the conviction that her dead twin is demanding justice. Catherine’s widower, Aaron Sorensen, is a cold, controlling man who swiftly remarried. Now his second wife is already pregnant and may be in terrible danger. In order to discover the truth and find evidence of Sorensen’s guilt, Geoffrey will delve deep into his past while Prudence casts herself as his next victim—putting her own life at grave risk . . .   (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover,











Murder and Macaroni: A Cannoli Cafe Cozy Mystery (Cannoli Cafe Mystery Series Book 2) by [Benton, Lizzie]Death by cannoli…

When Rosewood Gazette reporter Stuart Helm is poisoned (and murdered) by eating a cannoli from Nicole Capula’s cafe, she is determined to solve the murder and clear the name of her beloved establishment, the Cannoli Cafe. Once again, Nicole’s warm and spunky best friend Lia is ready to help solve the mystery along with Nicole’s admirer, Private Investigator Dean Coogan.

Stuart Helm ruffled many feathers over the years as he investigated his stories. Who wanted to get him “out of the way” while ruining the reputation of the Cannoli Cafe?

Was is it Business Administrator Thomas Gornick, who was vehemently angry his son could not attend a prestigious university after Stuart wrote a shameful article about him? Or was it Detective Dwight Dawkins, a man who bitterly hated Stuart for his write-up about how Nicole solved the last murder in town, effectively painting him as an inept investigator? Could it have been Danielle Pruitt, a jealous reporter at the Rosewood Gazette who was tired of getting the boring stories and no recognition? Or perhaps it was the owner of the dwindling Rosewood Coffee Shoppe, Bert Davison, or one of his mob-friend “associates.”

Join Nicole, Lia, Dean, and Nicole’s dog, Ringo, as they try to determine who murdered Stuart Helm while clearing the reputation of the Cannoli Cafe (and Nicole) in the process!

This is the second book in the new Cannoli Cafe Cozy Mystery Series by Lizzie Benton, set in a quaint town in New Jersey, in close proximity to New York City and its gorgeous skyline.

Please note that this book can be read as a stand-alone!

Enjoy this book for free with Kindle Unlimited!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle














Ganache, Goblins, and Gunshots (Witchy Bakery Book 3) by [Muse, Naomi]


Once the bakery settled down, Nova thought her life would be too. With a new baker on staff and Chief Rowan finally starting to trust her, things were looking up. But, nothing was ever easy in Temperance, RI.
When his nephew is killed, local bar owner, Nico, turns to her for help. Nova can’t turn him away. Her trusty dog Angelo, wouldn’t let her even if she wanted to. Can they find the killer, investigate the curse on the local cops, and get the chief his ganache?
Found out in the third installment of the Witch Bakery series!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle
















The Novel Art of Murder (Mystery Bookshop Book 3) by [Burns, V.M.]Mystery bookstore owner Samantha Washington is trying to keep her grandmother from spending her golden years in an orange jumpsuit . . . 
The small town of North Harbor, Michigan, is just not big enough for the two of them: flamboyant phony Maria Romanov and feisty Nana Jo. The insufferable Maria claims she’s descended from Russian royalty and even had a fling with King Edward VIII back in the day. She’s not just a lousy liar, she’s a bad actress, so when she nabs the lead in the Shady Acres Senior Follies—a part Nana Jo plays every year in their retirement village production—Nana Jo blows a gasket and reads her the riot act in front of everyone.

Of course, when Maria is silenced with a bullet to the head, Nana Jo lands the leading role on the suspects list. Sam’s been writing her newest mystery, set in England between the wars, with her intrepid heroine Lady Daphne drawn into murder and scandal in the household of Winston Churchill. But now she has to prove that Nana Jo’s been framed. With help from her grandmother’s posse of rambunctious retirees, Sam shines a spotlight on Maria’s secrets, hoping to draw the real killer out of the shadows . . .

Praise for The Plot Is Murder

“Readers of Carolyn Hart and Vicki Delany will appreciate the lively seniors, the humor, and the bookstore environment.”
Library Journal  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback












The Name of the Rosé (Rose Avenue Wine Club Mystery Book 3) by [Blum, Christine E.]The ladies of the Wine Club take a break from sipping their rosé to put a cork in murder. . .

Annie “Halsey” Hall could get used to this—sitting around the pool in her backyard in Southern California, savoring the latest wine flights with the ladies of the Rose Avenue Wine Club: her best friend Sally, frozen yogurt shop owner Aimee, widow Peggy, and their newest member, journalist Mary Anne. Even Bardot, Halsey’s yellow lab, is in attendance, eyeing the pool as if contemplating a dive.

But the peaceful pleasure of the afternoon is soon shattered by the boom of a small plane crash at nearby Santa Monica Airport. Sometime later, a sour-faced detective shows up, holding a package of illegal drugs found on the plane—with Sally’s address on it! Being suspected of drug smuggling is bad enough, but when a young mechanic who works at the airport is found murdered, the club springs into action. To get their investigation off the ground, they’re going to have to wing it, but they’re determined to unmask a killer . . .  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback














Witchslapped in Westerham (Paranormal Investigation Bureau Cosy Mystery Book 4) by [Lister, Dionne]

Book 4 in the Paranormal Investigation Bureau Cosy Mystery series.

When violent crime increases in Westerham, Lily and the PIB agents have to step in to sort things out. But nothing is quite as it seems, and danger lurks in every shadow.

Just when Lily thinks she can figure things out, everyone turns against her, including those she loves most. It doesn’t help that the person instigating the hate is one of the most powerful witches at the PIB—the love of Will’s life: Dana.

Can Lily use her magic to get to the source of the violence before things escalate to the point of no return? And will her friends see the truth about Dana, or will Lily lose them forever?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle
















Ice Cream and Guilty Pleasures (Sandy Bay Cozy Mystery Book 9) by [Crewes, Amber]The ninth book in the BESTSELLING Sandy Bay Cozy Mystery series!

I love this series and can’t wait for more.

Meghan Truman is honored to be invited to serve her signature brownies at the Governor’s ball. A night of glitz and glamour, in the company of handsome Detective Jack Irvin, is ruined for her when she experiences firsthand, the ungracious attitude of a prominent figure that she once looked up to.

Things take a turn for the worse when this insolent guest is found dead after eating a dish of ice cream. Meghan is sure she had nothing to do with it as her desserts were rejected by the deceased.

Will Megan and Jack be able to navigate this unfamiliar world of wealth and privilege to discover the truth in time to save her business?

Not all sweet things are pleasurable.

The guilty can sometimes be sweet.

Discover how Meghan helps to solve the latest murder mystery in Sandy Bay.

Book 9 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!

Buy Ice Cream and Guilty Pleasures to discover how events unfold in this cozy murder mystery.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












The Ghosts of Wonky Inn: Wonky Inn Book 2 by [Wycherley, Jeannie]Alf has tried to banish her demons.

And her ghosts.

But memories of her recent past linger and keep her awake.

Every night it’s the same. Insomnia.

When she does eventually drift off, she’s woken almost immediately by a sobbing spirit.

He says he’s lost.

And worse than that, someone is trying to kill him.

Who is this sad specimen of a spirit? And where does he belong?

And how do you kill someone … who is already dead?

Find out what Alf gets up to next as the Wonky Inn adventures continue.

Read The Ghosts of Wonky Inn today.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












Mourning Star: A Good Clean Fun Cozy Mystery (The Funeral Fakers Book 5) by [Mallory, Ava, Press, Sweet Promise]Restrained Crying: $50
Banshee Wailing: $100
Crying & Rolling on the Ground: $150
Threatening to Jump in the Grave: $250
Uncovering a Murder Mystery: PRICELESS

Telenovela starlet Viviana Romero had it all… until her husband stole it right out from under her nose. And gave it to another woman, no less! Angry, disgraced, and still very much in shock, Viviana goes into hiding.

Taking cover as a Professional Mourner in Asheville, North Carolina, was supposed to help ease her embarrassment. Instead it puts her in direct contact with the real reason her money went missing–and it’s much, much worse than a cheating husband. Yikes!

Drama like this was only supposed to happen in her telenovelas. Now the most far-fetched plot Viviana’s ever run across is one that’s live action and just might get her killed. Can Viviana remain safely hidden while solving the crime and regaining what’s rightfully hers?

Here’s hoping she can manage to get out of this one alive… Find out whodunit in this hilarious mystery series filled with fake tears and a very real body count… Order your copy and start reading today!

Mourning Star is book five in The Funeral Fakers series. Each book stands completely on its own, but you’ll have more fun if you read them all together!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












Angel Drake is Going Solo: Mystery and Mayhem at The Antiques Emporium (Angel Drake Mysteries Book 1) by [Hutton, Sharn]Fake it ‘til you make it. It’s not the most conventional mantra for an antiques dealer, but Angel Drake is on a learning curve. Fair to say, once you’ve been arrested the only way is up.

Inheriting The Antiques Emporium from her Aunt gave Angel an idyllic new start, but too little experience meant big mistakes. A foolhardy deal has landed her slap-bang in the middle of the biggest string of antiques robberies the country’s ever seen. The dream’s becoming a nightmare.

Now the tranquil English village of Pook Wallop is shaken and, with Angel at the epicentre, a handful of intrigued residents soon become her new best friends: Hester Anzak (opinionated pensioner, curiously fond of party food); Nick Rivo (fellow antique dealer, far too fond of himself if you ask Hester) and Robert Cornell (local gentry, exceedingly fond of Angel) all pitch in to help and hinder.

Angel needs answers, but asking the questions is putting her life in danger.

Who’s getting away with the nation’s treasures?
Can she clear her name, before the dirt really sticks? And…
Where is Hester finding all these vol-au-vents?

Hold on tight for the rollercoaster to the truth with ‘Angel Drake is Going Solo’.

Get your copy now!

Overall descriptors: This story is a light cozy mystery just under 50,000 words, with a touch of minor swearing and rare mild violence (no f-bombs or gore). It is the first in a series of Angel Drake mysteries with more in the pipeline.
Great for fans of Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum and Adele Abbott.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle









The Coloring Crook (Pen & Ink Book 2) by [Davis, Krista]Includes A Front and Back Cover for You to Color!
Life is looking rosy for Florrie Fox, manager of the Color Me Read bookstore in Georgetown, Washington D.C. She’s working on an adult coloring book of gardens, her romance with Sergeant Eric Jonquille has entered a new chapter, and the bookstore’s weekly coloring club is a source of friendship and entertainment. No member is more vibrant than Dolly Cavanaugh. Dolly likes to say she was blessed with beauty and cursed with lousy husbands, but at least she has a grown daughter and a stunning brownstone to show for it!

When Dolly’s love of garage sales results in her showing up at Color Me Read with a rare book in hand, Florrie is astounded. The Florist, the earliest known coloring book, was first published in 1760. An original copy would be worth a fortune—and someone else knows it. That same evening, Florrie finds Dolly dead on the floor of her apartment, a corner of a coloring book page clutched in her hand. As Florrie delves into Dolly’s past and her personal effects, she discovers a skeleton in the closet—literally—and a whole lot of shady suspects. One of them is an expert in the fine art of murder, but can Florrie draw the right conclusion?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook











Broken Heart Attack (Braxton Campus Mysteries Book 2) by [Cudney, James J.]



When an extra ticket becomes available to see the dress rehearsal of King Lear, Kellan tags along with Nana D and her buddies.

When one of them dies of an apparent heart attack in the middle of second act, Nana D raises her suspicions and asks Kellan to investigate the death. With family members suddenly in debt and a secret rendezvous between an unlikely pair, Kellan learns that the Paddingtons might not be as clean-cut as everyone thinks.

But can Kellan find the killer, or will he get caught up his own stage fright?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback