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 fourth and final day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.
*A laugh out loud standalone cozy mystery by New York Times Bestseller Addison Moore* All books in the series can be read individually but are best enjoyed in order.
My name is Lottie Lemon and I see dead pets. On occasion I see a once-upon a human too but mostly it’s just cute little furry beasts who have come back from the other side to warn me of their previous owners impending doom.
It turns out, everything I thought I knew about my relationship with the man of my dreams was a lie, so when I’m asked to cater sweet treats to a party honoring a very important judge, of course, I dive right in to get my mind off of things. But when I set up the dessert buffet and spot the ghost of a girl I was accused of killing just last month, I realize this night isn’t going to go off without a homicide in its giddy-up. Try as I might to stop it, another murder strikes our community, and not only am I determined to solve this crime, but I’m determined to heal my broken heart, too. In both cases, it seems I’ve bitten off far more cookie than I can chew.
Lottie Lemon has a brand new bakery to tend to, a budding romance with perhaps one too many suitors, and she has the supernatural ability to see dead pets—which are always harbingers for ominous things to come. Throw in the occasional ghost of the human variety, a string of murders, and her insatiable thirst for justice, and you’ll have more chaos than you know what to do with.
Living in the small town of Honey Hollow can be murder. (Amazon)
Editions Available: Kindle
A city recovering from war. A generation of lost youth. An elite women’s group determined to find their place in the world.
Welcome to Piccadilly Ladies Club.
Julia Barlow is an elite member of this all-female club for writers, illustrators, and daughters of accomplished gentleman. She is caught between her desire to prove herself as a respectable journalist in male-dominated 1920’s London and a carefree existence as one of the Bright Young People living life on her terms.
When a scavenger hunt at Hyde Park goes badly and her dear friend Jimmie is accused of a heinous crime, Julia finds herself and her friends in the middle of a high-society scandal that could destroy their charmed way of life. Can she clear Jimmie’s name or will her stubborn determination to find her place in the world get her and her friends into even more trouble?
Hyde Park Heist is the first book in Piccadilly Ladies Club Mysteries. Join Julia and her best friend Edith on rowdy treasure hunts, at exclusive, often garish house parties, and at speakeasies and jazz clubs where they dance and drink the nights away, challenging the standards of their birthright at every turn. (Amazon)
Editions Available: Kindle
My name is Marmalade and I’m an orange tabby who’s on the case of the missing cat, Ruffles, a feverish gray kitty belonging to Mrs. Wiggins. I soon discover a few clues with Midnight, the other clinic cat who lives with me. Together, we discover clues leading to who took Ruffles. Will we find Ruffles and the culprit or are we just chasing our tails? (Amazon)
Editions Available: Kindle
The second historical thriller in the Albert Lincoln series by acclaimed crime writer Kate Ellis.
A child haunted by the past . . . A village troubled by secrets . . .
It is 1920 and Scotland Yard detective DI Albert Lincoln is still reeling from the disturbing events of the previous year. Trapped in a loveless marriage and tired of his life in London, he’s pleased when he’s called to a new case in the North West of England.
Before the War, he led the unsuccessful investigation into the murder of little Jimmy Rudyard in the village of Mabley Ridge. Now a woman has been murdered there and another child is missing, the sole witness being a traumatised boy who lives in a cemetery lodge. Albert’s first investigation was a failure but this time he is determined to find the truth . . . and the missing child.
As Albert delves into the lives of the village residents he uncovers shocking secrets and obsessions. With the help of a village schoolmistress with her own secret past, Albert closes in on Jimmy’s killer. Then, as more bodies are discovered, he realises that his young witness from the cemetery lodge is in grave danger, from somebody he calls ‘the Shadow Man’. As Albert discovers more about the victims he finds information that might bring him a step closer to solving a mystery of his own: the whereabouts of his lost son.
Praise for the Albert Lincoln novels:
‘A powerful story of loss, malice and deception’ Ann Cleeves
‘Fascinating, with a characteristically clever twist’ Martin Edwards
‘This could be an instant classic’ L. C. Tyler
‘Extraordinarily powerful’ Peter Lovesey
‘A splendidly macabre thriller’ Andrew Taylor (Amazon)
Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback
Bone poachers pillaging Sequoia National Park will stop at nothing…even murder. Can two rangers, at cross purposes, smoke out the thieves?Sable Chisholm suffered an on-duty brain injury, which eliminated her sense of fear and made her a pariah at the FBI. In Sequoia, her assigned partner is Carter Glass, a loner of a ranger, successful at solving park problems with statistical analysis. The miss-matched pair must collar criminals stealing Pleistocene era bones from park caves.The murder of a ranger and evidence of staff treachery ramps up the investigation, further challenging Sable and Carter’s partnership. She’s blazing with ideas, hell-bent on solving the mystery, while he calculates strategies, tormented by her risk-taking. The stakes are sky-high. If they don’t catch the poachers, they reduce their reputations to ashes…or die trying. (Amazon)itions Available: Kindle, Paperback
When Tony Green returns to his home village of Much Gadding, not everyone is happy – especially when he proposes a new housing development right in the middle of it. The village is divided, but that’s no reason to murder the poor man.
Or is it?
Pippa Parker has enough on her plate already, with a concert series to organise and the additional task of finding a suitable primary school for her son Freddie. She doesn’t have the time or the inclination to investigate a murder. But with the village in disarray and her business in danger, does she have a choice?
Murder in the Meadow is the fourth book in the Pippa Parker cozy mystery series, set in and around the English village of Much Gadding. (Amazon)
Editions Available: Kindle
A world between worlds; the Shallows are a place only those touched by evil can survive. Saving her parents will take them through trials that could cripple her relationship with Jenson and Red. They could even cost her the powers she never wanted but now need to survive. With Red’s empathy abilities, Victoria’s powers, and a host of new and unique friends though, the pair might just having a fighting chance.
As the path unfolds, there is no doubt that they can make it there. But can they make it back? (Amazon)
Editions Available: Kindle
A family in danger. A missing love-child. A deadly new strain of murder.
All three full-length Michele novels PLUS the fast-paced prequel mystery featuring all the smart, sassy What Doesn’t Kill You female sleuths. Over 4000 reviews and 4.5-star average on the trilogy.
Act One: It’s five years before Katie runs away to the islands, and this time her travels take her closer to home: back to her law school reunion. With Emily as her plus-one and Michele rounding out the party, their evening at a murder mystery dinner theater goes awry with weird former classmates, too many cocktails, and a real murder onstage before the end of Act One. Meanwhile, fallen-star Maggie loses out on her chance at redemption, Ava gleefully fills in, and Laura has a ringside view to the circus. The women’s paths crisscross and backtrack over each other in ways that will resonate for years to come.
Going for Kona (Michele #1): When Michele Lopez Hanson quit her law practice to become an author, she was looking forward to spending more time at home with her triathlete husband and her teen kids. But when a tragic biking accident claims her husband’s life, she finds herself with nothing but free time and painful memories. Drowning in grief, she pledges to honor his memory by competing in the Ironman he’ll never finish. Her single-minded focus on the race leaves little time for her children, but when her teenage son is accused of murder, she has no choice but to get off the bike seat long enough to track down the real killer. With the Ironman fast approaching and the charges against her son heating up, can she cross the finish line and hold her family together or will everything she loves crash and burn? 2014 Finalist USA Best Book Awards, Cross Genre Fiction
Fighting for Anna (Michele #2): With her kids away for the summer, widow Michele Lopez Hanson struggles with her newfound solitude. When her unmarried retired neighbor Gidget asks her to document her career in the art world, she’s eager for the company. But their trek down memory lane turns into a missing person search when Gidget dies and leaves behind a will that tasks Michele with finding her long-lost love child. Before the casket lid closes, she feels a wave of sympathy for the endless stream of mourners from Gidget’s days as a high-powered art dealer. But when she learns the murderous truth behind Gidget’s death and she’s named the prime suspect, Michele realizes any one of the grieving artists and collectors could be the love child’s mystery father or her neighbor’s killer. To complete the memoir and clear her name, Michele must discover the ugly motives behind the picture-perfect murder before she joins her friend six-feet-under. 2017 WINNER Silver Falchion for Best Adult Mystery
Searching for Dime Box (Michele #3): After lonely months spent writing her true crime novel, Michele Lopez Hanson reconnects with her community by offering pro-bono legal counsel. When an open-and-closed drug case takes an unexpected turn, she’s determined to shake off the rust and hit the books. But after a mysterious sickness sends her infant grandson to the hospital, she worries she may have bitten off more than she can chew. Searching for the source of his sickness, she discovers strange parallels between her legal case and the baby’s suspected poisoning. When Michelle’s investigative attempts are blocked at every turn, she realizes the sinister cover-up goes far deeper than she had ever imagined. To save her grandson, she must connect the dots and expose the culprits before the deadly sickness claims another victim.
Buy the Enhanced Michele Box Set to get your next fix of this adrenaline pumping mystery series today! (Amazon)
Editions Available: Kindle
Emily and her traveling seniors must solve yeti nother mystery as they trek through the Alaskan wilderness
As tour escort Emily Andrew-Miceli leads her globetrotting band of Iowa seniors into the wilds of Alaska, she discovers that whales aren’t the only killers on the prowl. When a tour member turns up dead on a mountainous hiking trail, Emily blames herself for the mishap—until she learns that something far hairier might be the cause.
One of the seniors snaps a photo of what looks like Bigfoot, raising questions about what happened to the victim. But the elusive sasquatch is just a legend, isn’t it? Between whale watching in the glacial waters near Seward and ziplining in the primal forests of Denali, Emily finds herself locked in a game of cat and mouse with a killer who may or may not be mere myth.
Praise for Catch Me If Yukon:
“Hunter’s mystery provides all the surprises to make this entry one of the best in her series.”—Kirkus Reviews
Praise for the Passport to Peril Mystery series
Say No Moor
“The eleventh book in the Passport to Peril Mystery series is solid proof that this series just keeps getting better and better.”—RT Book Reviews
From Bad to Wurst
“Despite the chaos that continually surrounds Emily and her irrepressible explorers, she remains a constant beacon of intelligence, practicality, and amiability. The humor is always spot-on and will surprise readers with its deft wit, originality, and satire.”—Cynthia Chow, KingsRiverLife.com
Fleur de Lies
“Don’t miss the ninth trip in this always entertaining series.”—Library Journal
Bonnie of Evidence
“A delightfully deadly eighth Passport to Peril mystery.”—Publishers Weekly
Dutch Me Deadly
“Dutch Me Deadly, the latest adventure of [Hunter’s] endearing heroine and zany Iowan seniors, offers nonstop humor and an engaging plot woven so well into its setting that it could take place only in Holland. Despite the danger, I want to travel with Emily!”—Carrie Bebris, award-winning author of the Mr. & Mrs. Darcy Mystery series
“The cast of characters is highly entertaining and the murder mystery mixed with good humor!”—Suspense Magazine
“A bit of humor, a bit of travel information, and a bit of mystery add up to some pleasant light reading.”—Kirkus Reviews (Amazon)
Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback