New Releases For The Week Of December 2nd, 2018–Part 3

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of December 2nd, 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.


NC-17: A Maizie Albright Laugh-Out-Loud Romantic Comedy Mystery (Maizie Albright Star Detective Book 3) by [Reinhart, Larissa]A missing Youtube star. A bank heist gone wrong. A mysterious health retreat for celebrities. Too many ex-fiancés. A growing body count. Oh…and possibly Bigfoot. Just another week in the life of Maizie Albright, Star Detective.

From The Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Larissa Reinhart, the third book in the “sassy, sexy, and fun” Maizie Albright Star Detective series.
“Larissa writes a delightful book. Suspense, romance, and some funny situations. Maizie’s a teen star grown up to new possibilities.” — Sharon Salituro, Fresh Fiction

#StillDetectiveing As an ex-star of a hit teen detective show, Maizie Albright gets the youth demographic. Or so she thought. Now that she’s adulting, today’s kids make Maizie feel out of date. At least the teen Youtube stars of Bigfoot Trackers who want to hire her to look into the disappearance and possible murder of their producer. A murder the police find as likely as Bigfoot.

Maizie has her own suspicions about the new celebrity retreat where their missing person was last seen. Particularly when she learns her ex-fiancé has been hired to run the Center. Kind of an issue when she thought Oliver was in prison. Kind of an issue when Nash, the man of her dreams, is out of commission.

Wait, not man of her dreams.
Boss of her fantasies. Professionally speaking, of course.

While Maizie’s looking for a missing Youtube star, she’s wrangling her mother’s wedding, assuaging an overzealous probation officer, and struggling to keep Nash Security Solutions solvent. Conspiracy theories collide with real-life catastrophes beginning with murder and possibly ending with Maizie’s life.

Related subjects include: cozy mysteries, women sleuths, murder mystery series, whodunit mysteries (whodunnit), humorous murder mysteries, amateur sleuth books, Southern humor, humorous women’s fiction, chick lit, former child stars, romantic comedies, and small town humor
Books in the Maizie Albright Star Detective series:
15 MINUTES (#1)
NC-17 (#4)
Other mystery series by Larissa Reinhart:
A Cherry Tucker Mystery series
A Finley Goodhart Crime Caper series  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback











Dangerous Seas (A Rowan Gray Mystery Book 7) by [Hart, Lily Harper]Ten years ago, Rowan Gray’s father didn’t return from a routine day at work. The police believed he accidentally drove into a nearby lake thanks to inclement weather, but no sign of him or the car he was driving was ever found.
Now, Rowan Gray is a photographer on a cruise ship. She’s in love with the head of security Quinn Davenport, and living a life she never thought possible. Things are going well … and her father is back.
Paul Gray is going by another name but he’s a guest on The Bounding Storm, which happens to be hosting a group of high-profile authors from across the world. And, yes, Rowan’s father is among them.
The reunion process doesn’t exactly go smoothly, especially when the most famous author in the bunch turns up dead.
Julia West wasn’t a pleasant woman, but she had a legion of fans. The problem facing Rowan and Quinn is they can’t figure out who’s to blame. Was it one of the other authors? An errant fan who somehow snuck on board? Or the diabolical enemy that forced Paul Gray to abandon his only daughter a decade before?
The stakes are high as the truth comes out. The only thing that’s absolutely certain is that Rowan and Quinn’s lives will never be the same again … if they can hold onto their lives, that. Nothing is a given in this brave new world.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook












A Humbug Holiday (Firefly Junction Cozy Mystery Book 4) by [Lovett, London]It’s holiday time in Firefly Junction but not everything is sweet sugarplums and glittery tinsel.

Sunni Taylor has been too busy to get into the holiday spirit, even with her mom coming to town for a visit. Her festive spirit gets a spark when Detective Brady Jackson asks her to attend the town’s production of A Christmas Carol. But when the holiday classic takes a grim turn, Sunni’s date night turns into a murder investigation. And in the middle of a winter festival, Sunni and Jackson must figure out who killed Ebenezer Scrooge.

Book 4 of the Firefly Junction Cozy Mystery series.
A cozy mystery with a fun paranormal twist!

1. Death in the Park
2. Killer Bridal Party
3. Murder at the Inn
4. A Humbug Holiday
5. TBA  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback












Enchanting Blend (A Paramour Bay Cozy Paranormal Mystery Book 3) by [Layne, Kennedy]Shenanigans are brewing up once more in Paramour Bay as USA Today Bestselling Author Kennedy Layne continues her cozy paranormal mystery series…

New Year’s Eve is just a week away, and Raven Marigold knows exactly how she wants to spend the remainder of her holiday break before the glittery ball drops—solving a fifty-three-year-old murder and clearing her grandmother’s reputation!

Raven doesn’t have a lot of time between memorizing enchanting spells, creating magical tea blends, and finally going out on her first date in months, but she’s willing to combine all three if it means eliminating the shadow of guilt that has loomed over her family’s surname for over five decades.

Grab your pointy party hats, bring your mystical noisemakers, and ring in the New Year with the quirky characters of Paramour Bay!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













The Second Goodbye (A Pacific Homicide Book 3) by [Smiley, Patricia]Assume nothing—that’s the touchstone for every homicide investigation Detective Davie Richards undertakes. She approaches her latest case the same way, determined to learn as much about the victim as she does about the killer. But there’s nothing about thirty-four-year-old Sara Montaine or her death that makes sense.

Was Sara a saint caring for her dying husband or a gold-digger with a sketchy background? Did she commit suicide or was she murdered? Before her marriage, Sara lived comfortably without any obvious source of income, unusual for an orphan raised in foster care. As Davie digs deeper, she unearths Sara’s troubled past and a viper’s nest of villains who are willing to kill to keep their secrets hidden.

“Sassy and analytical, L.A. Detective Davie Richards utilizes ‘shoe leather and minutiae’ to unravel a brilliantly staged fake suicide. Seamless prose, tightly crafted clues, and surprising twists make The Second Goodbye a memorable police procedural. Brew the coffee for the graveyard shift, as you’ll be up all night reading.”—K.J. Howe, best-selling author of The Freedom Broker and Skyjack

“Patricia Smiley tackles Michael Connelly territory and succeeds with a realistic, compelling police procedural in the badlands of contemporary Los Angeles. Detective Davie Richards is a smart, no-nonsense heroine, and the storytelling had me turning the pages at the expense of mundane activities like sleeping. The Second Goodbye is an intriguing mystery laced with well-researched law enforcement practices.” —Raymond Benson, author of In the Hush of the Night and The Black Stiletto Serial

The Second Goodbye is a straight ahead jolt of police procedural adrenaline! Like Michael Connelly, Patricia Smiley grabs a hold of you and pulls you into the story without tricks or gimmicks. Just a great story told by a great storyteller. The Second Goodbye catapults Smiley onto the top tier of crime writers!”— Matt Coyle, Anthony Award-winning author of the Rick Cahill crime series  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback













Mourning Crisis: A Good Clean Fun Cozy Mystery (The Funeral Fakers Book 6) by [Ridder Aspenson, Carolyn, 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

Nothing will bring your acting career to a crashing halt like literally crashing through the stage floor. But that’s exactly what happened to Mayme Buckley. Now she just wishes she could turn back time. Unfortunately, doing so means moving back home with her 90stastic parents and taking whatever bit part the town of Asheville is willing to throw her way. Hopefully without any injuries this time!

First up, the role of Professional Mourner, and this time her leading man is a dead guy. Despite a performance worthy of a Tony, Mayme’s captive audience have…. questions. Like how could the cantankerous supervisor of the town’s moving company land a hot fiancee like Mayme while he was alive? And was his death really an accident?

Mayme’s not too sure, and It’s up to her to find out. Otherwise, her newest role of a lifetime just may lead her six feet under. 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 Crisis is book six 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










The Brief Haunting of Raspberry Hill: A Crabapple Yarns Mystery by [Marsman, Jaime]Is Raspberry Hill haunted by more than old regrets and lost chances?

Natalie Wolcott, one third potential beneficiary, is about to find out.

When Grandma Rose passes away, she leaves her magnificent, if slightly sinister, mansion on the edge of town to her three estranged relatives who, according to the terms of the will, must live on site for one year, three months and four days for before they can inherit. It is obvious that Raspberry Hill, although given, still comes at a high price. Whispers of murder and a town with a long memory have Natalie wondering one thing… Who was Grandma Rose?… because it’s all too apparent that someone doesn’t want them there.

When things start to go bump in the night, Natalie is convinced that someone from town, or perhaps even one of her co-inheritors, is trying to force her out. That is, until she meets the ghost in the basement.

Her only comfort is her new job at Crabapple Yarns. Unfortunately, the shadows of the past are knitted together with the present and before she has a chance to fit in disaster strikes the sweet little yarn shop. The plan to save Crabapple Yarns unwittingly sets into motion a chain of events that just might end with another murder at Raspberry Hill.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle











The Arly Hanks Mysteries Volume Two: Madness in Maggody, Mortal Remains in Maggody, and Maggody in Manhattan by [Hess, Joan]Three cozy mysteries set in a small, eccentric Arkansas town where a divorcée is getting a fresh start as police chief.

With her career and marriage gone bust, Arly Hanks leaves Manhattan behind for her small hometown of Maggody, Arkansas. She thought not much would happen after she became the town’s first female police chief, but Maggody is full of surprises . . .

Madness in Maggody: The mayor’s supermarket opening gala is ruined when tainted tamales give twenty-three people food poisoning—and kill another. Now Arly must discover who messed with the Mexican food before someone else eats their last meal.

Mortal Remains in Maggody: Arly’s too busy to care about the Hollywood production crew in town—until an actors is found dead. Now Arly must catch the killer while the citizens of Maggody vie for their fifteen minutes of fame—even as the town burns down around them.

Maggody in Manhattan: Arly returns to the Big Apple to accompany her mother to a baking contest. But when a man is found dead in her mother’s hotel room, Arly is out to solve the case herself, facing down killers, bakers, and most frightening of all: her ex-husband.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle











Finding Christmas (A Rescue Alaska Mystery Book 4) by [Daley, Kathi]Christmas arrives early in Rescue Alaska as the search and rescue team are tasked with finding a missing Santa. With a new mystery to solve, and a holiday decorating contest to bring light to the long days of winter, the town is steeped in holiday cheer until a surprising murder puts a damper on the annual festivities.

Meanwhile, Harmony tries to help Houston find the Christmas spirit, while Harley is surprised by a visitor from the north.

Rescue Alaska is the eighth series by USA Today Bestselling Author Kathi Daley. It is a fast moving mystery series with a paranormal twist which takes place in a small town in northern Alaska where visitors come to hike and ski. Harmony Carson is a lifelong resident who volunteers as a member of the local search and rescue team. Harmony has a unique gift which she often considers a curse. She is able to ‘see’ the individuals she is meant to help rescue, and more often than not she can feel their fear and their pain as well. When she isn’t aiding in a rescue, Harmony works at Neverland – the bar owned by her brother in law Jake, and volunteers at the local animal shelter. Harmony lives in a rustic cabin with six dogs, four cats, six kittens, eight rabbits, and a blind mule named Homer.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback


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