New Releases For The Week Of February 10th, 2019–Part 4

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of February 10th, 2019.  I am going to divide the list into 4 days because there are so  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.

 

 

Murders and Metaphors: A Magical Bookshop Mystery by [Amanda Flower]USA Today bestselling author Amanda Flower is back with the third in her more-charming-than-ever Magical Bookshop mystery. Fans of Sofie Kelly and Heather Blake, prepare your bookshelves!

Niagara region booksellers Violet Waverly and Grandma Daisy sleuth the slaying of a sommelier whose book signing turned into her sayonara.

January means ice wine season in the Niagara Falls region, but the festivities leave Charming Books owner Violet Waverly cold, still reeling from a past heartbreak. A past heartbreak who will be present at the annual midnight grape-harvest festival, and no magic in the world or incantation powerful enough could get Violet to attend. But Grandma Daisy, an omniscient force all on her own, informs Violet that she’s already arranged for the mystical Charming Books to host celebrity sommelier Belinda Perkins’s book signing at the party. Little do either Waverly women know, the ice wine festival will turn colder still when Violet finds Belinda in the middle of the frozen vineyard—with a grape harvest knife protruding from her chest.

Belinda grew up in Cascade Springs, but she left town years ago after a huge falling-out with her three sisters. One of those sisters, Violet’s high school friend Lacey Dupont, attends the book signing in the hope of making amends with her sister, but Belinda and Lacey end up disrupting the signing with a very public shouting match and Lacey quickly becomes the prime suspect in the sommelier’s murder.

Violet is sure Lacey is innocent, and to keep her friend out of prison, Violet asks for guidance from her magical bookshop. The shop’s ethereal essence points her to Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women, but what have the four March sisters to do with the four Perkins sisters? If she can’t figure it out, Violet, herself, may turn as cold as ice. Violet, Grandma Daisy, Emerson the tuxedo cat, and resident crow Faulkner are back on the case in Murders and MetaphorsUSA Today bestselling author Amanda Flower’s enchanting third Magical Bookshop mystery.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is This Suitcase Taken? (Sweetfern Harbor Mystery Book 13) by [Meadows, Wendy]An amateur sleuth B&B owner, a weekend wedding, and a dead body in a suitcase. Another murder mystery in the cozy beach town of Sweetfern Harbor…

Brenda Rivers welcomes guests to Sheffield Bed and Breakfast with her Reservationist, Allie Williams. In the meantime, everyone is excited for the wedding of Brenda’s father and her Chef scheduled for that afternoon. Allie greets the booked guests and takes note of one who hits her the wrong way. Patrick Anderson is outspoken and rude. Few, if any in his life, like him.

Most of the weekenders decide to attend the wedding except for Patrick, Rick Dawson, Carrie Porter and Daniel Swift. Each voice courteous reasons and they leave to pursue interests along the shoreline below the bed and breakfast or in Sweetfern Harbor shops. As the wedding celebrations begin after the ceremony, Detective Mac Rivers is called to the Precinct. A dead body has been left at the back door of the Police Station. Inside the over-sized footlocker are the remains of Patrick Anderson.

It doesn’t take Brenda long to discover one of her guests, Alexandra Cornell, possesses fleeting personalities. Alexandra finally admits she witnessed Patrick’s murder from her perch on the seawall during the celebrations. Brenda decides that Alexandra’s changeable moods is the culprit of Brenda’s doubts about her story. When Daniel Swift is fingered in the crime, he must prove his vowed innocence against someone who vouches seeing him commit the murder. Just as Brenda and Mac begin to hone in on the true killer, they discover one guest is missing. Alexandra mentions he is running away but gives no reason.

Brenda must decide who killed Patrick and who assisted in the deed. Rick Dawson is missing, Daniel swears he is innocent, and Alexandra is too fragile to win against an athletic man like Patrick Anderson. Above all, the questions become who to believe and where will the evidence lead them in solving this crime.

This cozy mystery is a clean read: no graphic violence, sex, or strong language. It can be read in one to two hours. It is perfect for those moments when you are waiting at an appointment or want to enjoy a quick read.

Read all the Sweetfern Harbor cozy mysteries:

1. Posies and Poison
2. Dead in Bed
3. Captain Dead Man
4. Ghostly Tours
5. Turkey, Pies, and Alibis
6. Mystery, Snow, and Mistletoe
7. Festival Turmoil
8. Scandal at the Gala
9. The Elusive Wampum
10. Chest of Secrets
11. The Bead Seller
12. Fe Fi Fiddle Die
13. Is This Suitcase Taken?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Killer Thriller (Ian Ludlow Thrillers Book 2) by [Goldberg, Lee]In #1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Goldberg’s action-packed sequel to the Washington Post bestseller True Fiction, a hapless writer is pitted against an enemy nation mounting a treacherous plot lifted from one of his thrillers.

Everybody loves Ian Ludlow’s action novels—especially the CIA—because the spies know something the public doesn’t: his fictional plots have a frightening tendency to come true. Ian is in Hong Kong with his resourceful assistant Margo French to research his wildest story yet—a deadly global conspiracy by Chinese intelligence to topple the United States.

What Ian doesn’t know is that his horrifying scenario is happening and that the Chinese mistakenly believe he’s an undercover superspy assigned to foil their scheme. Now Ian is trapped in his own terrifying thriller, on the run from assassins, and racing against time to prevent an epic disaster. He’s written himself into a corner that could cost his life…and his country.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gin & Murder: A Violet Carlyle Cozy Historical Mystery (The Violet Carlyle Mysteries Book 8) by [Byers, Beth]September 1924. 

When Violet and Victor are called home to account for their actions, only one course of action is possible. They pack a liberal amount of alcohol and call on their friends to rally round.

They’ve been outed as writers of sensational fiction! Of falling in love with unapproved individuals! They’ve bought houses while drunk and had the gall to get sucked into murder investigations! And, it was Violet who was credited with helping to find the killers! The explosion is a story for the ages.

To say that no one expected a body soaked in gin is a stretch after what these friends have been through. The real shocker is when the earl asks Jack, Violet, Victor, and their friends to solve the murder and save what remains of the family’s good name.

Book SEVEN in The Violet Carlyle Mysteries. Are you ready for the roaring twenties? For a spunky young woman determined to craft her own life? If so, you’ll love Vi, her indulgent twin Vic, and their friends. You might even find your imagination caught by the detective Jack Wakefield. For fans of Carola Dunn, Jacqueline Winspear, Georgette Heyer, Leighann Dobbs, and Lee Strauss.

A light, cozy mystery with a fun peek into life in the life of a bright young thing. No swearing, graphic scenes, or cliffhangers.

The Violet Carlyle Mysteries
Book 1: Murder & the Heir
Book 2: Kennington House Murder
Book 3: Murder & The Folly
Book 4: A Merry Little Murder
Book 5: Murder Among the Roses
Book 6: Murder in the Shallows
Book 7: Gin & Murder
Book 8: Obsidian Murder
Book 9: Murder at the Ladies Club
Book 10: Wedding Vows & Murder  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Valentine's Madness: A 1920s Historical Mystery Anthology (The Violet Carlyle Mysteries Book 11) by [Welsh, Pamela, Byers, Beth, Jane, Bettie, Queen, Emily, Dean, Carolyn L.]Note: This is a collection of short stories including a Valentine’s Day story that falls between A Merry Little Murder and Murder Among the Roses.

Welcome to a very flapper Valentine’s Day!

Are you ready for the roaring twenties? For spunky young women crafting their own lives? If so, you’ll love Violet, Julia, Abigail, Evelyn, and Rosemary.

Inside, you’ll find four short Valentine’s day adventures, 1920s style including roses, chocolates, kisses, and cocktails. With stories from The Violet Carlyle Mysteries, the Piccadilly Ladies Club Mysteries, the Abigail Dutcher Mysteries, the Jazz & Gin Cozy Mysteries, and The Lillywhite Mysteries.

For fans of Carola Dunn, Jacqueline Winspear, Georgette Heyer, and Lee Strauss. A light, cozy mystery with a fun peek into a Valentine’s celebration of a bright young thing.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Hot Fudge And Cold Blood: Wedding Bells and Magic Spells by [Winters, A.R.]It should’ve been such fun…

Aria Whitmore has enough on her plate: Hazel’s sudden revelation, her mother’s romantic obsession with Mayor Donovan, and, of course, Kiwi’s latest food obsession – fudge.

“Winters will have you giggling into your book!”

When her mother is found hovering over the dead body of Sandra Webb, Aria knows the craziness is just beginning – especially since Sandra was the creator of Kiwi’s beloved fudge.

Although Sandra was loved by many for the delicious fudge she baked, she had just as many enemies. Including Molly Anderson, a neighbor who hated Sandra with a vengeance; Randi Blake, the long-suffering owner of the “real” fudge store in town; and Walnut Wendy, who almost died after eating Sandra’s fudge.

And, of course, there’s Annabel Whitmore, who not only “discovered” Sandra’s dead body, but was also publicly jealous of Sandra’s relationship with Mayor Donovan… but was she jealous enough to kill?

Praise for A.R. Winters:

“The perfect balance of being lighthearted, but still a serious page-turning mystery.” – Jaycie D, Amazon.com 

“A fun cozy mystery with engaging and entertaining characters” – lq, Amazon.com

“A cute light read with a final twist at the end.” – Stacey Puleio, Amazon.com

This is a humorous cozy mystery featuring a strong female protagonist who just happens to be a witch, some unusual friends and family, and a mystery that needs solving! It has no graphic gore, bad language or sex.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stay Tuned For Murder (Talk Radio Mysteries Book 3) by [Kennedy, Mary]

 

 

Dr. Maggie Walsh’s radio show has been getting a boost in ratings ever since Madame Chantal, who claims to talk to dead people, started her regular guest appearances. But when two women are killed after a séance, it’s up to Maggie to catch the culprit before she winds up on the other side….  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christie Ryan Romantic Mysteries Boxed Set: The complete series by [Clark, Phillipa Nefri]Visit the seaside town of River’s End and you’ll want to stay. Mystery, romance, and a dog called Randall will delight and move you. With a bonus alternative prologue to the first book, this collection is the perfect read for lovers of old fashioned romance, family secrets, mysteries, and warm characters you’ll grow to love.

THE STATIONMASTER’S COTTAGE: Christie Ryan inherits a rundown old cottage in a small town she’s never heard of. Hidden inside are old love letters and unworn wedding rings. With her own life at a crossroads, she meets reclusive artist, Martin Blake, and his golden retriever, Randall. The dog adores her, but his owner refuses to help Christie discover the truth. With time against her, will solving the mystery bring her happiness, or heartache? Award winner, Amazon bestseller.

JASMINE SEA: As Christie settles into her new home, the newfound peace is disturbed by a troubling series of crimes in the normally sleepy town. As pressure builds for her to sell the cottage, Christie’s future plans are threatened by a mysterious woman who commissions a painting from Martin. In a heart-stopping series of events, Christie comes face to face with her greatest fear… and there is no going around it. With only one chance to save those she loves, will her life be the price?

THE SECRETS OF PALMERSTON HOUSE: In 1853, Palmerston House was lost in a game of poker. Now, someone wants it back. Christie finds herself in the middle of a new mystery, trying to discover what do a nineteenth century diary, a grandfather clock, and an old key have in common. As a dangerous plot unfolds, long hidden secrets threaten to change everything held dear to the town.

THE CHRISTMAS KEY: A heartwarming novella rounding off the Christie Ryan Romantic Mystery series with the last of the secrets revealed, and delightful Christmas magic to touch the favourite residents of River’s End.

Dorothy MW: Once again Phillipa has brought sweet joy to those who read her books. Thank you for all the love you share with us in your books.

AJ Reads: The Christmas Key by Phillipa Nefri Clark wraps up the River’s End series. This book put context to the events of the past and brings closure for the residences of River’s End. A great finish to a great series. Highly recommend all the books in the series.

Gladys: I just love these books. Thank you Phillipa  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Careless Love: A DCI Banks Novel (Inspector Banks Novels Book 25) by [Robinson, Peter]His fans include Stephen King, Michael Connelly, Tess Gerritsen, Ian Rankin, and Louise Penney. He has won acclaim and numerous international prizes and awards, including the Edgar. Now, Peter Robinson, one of the world’s greatest suspense writers, returns with a powerful mystery in which his legendary Detective Superintendent Alan Banks must solve two perplexing crimes.

Two suspicious deaths challenge DS Alan Banks and his crack investigative team.

A young local student’s body is found in an abandoned car on a lonely country road. The death looks like suicide, but there are too many open questions for Banks and his team to rule out foul play. The victim didn’t own a car. She didn’t even drive. How did she get there? Where—and when—did she die? Did someone move her, and if so, why?

A man in his sixties is found dead in a gully up on the wild moorland. He is wearing an expensive suit and carrying no identification. Post mortem findings indicate that he died from injuries sustained during a fall. Was it an accident—did he slip and fall? Or was he pushed? Why was he up there? And why are there no signs of a vehicle near where he fell?

As the inconsistencies multiply and the mysteries surrounding these two cases proliferate, a source close to Annie reveals a piece of information that shocks the team and impacts the investigations. An old enemy has returned in a new guise—a nefarious foe who will stop at nothing, not even murder, to get what he wants.

With the stakes raised, the hunt is on. But will Banks be able to find the evidence to stop him in time?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Mapleton Mystery Novellas (Mapleton Mysteries Book 8) by [Odell, Terry]Three Mapleton Mystery Novellas, a blend of police procedurals and cozy mysteries, now available in one volume.

Deadly Places
Life is a balancing act. When you’re a cop, the choices can be deadly.
Ed Solomon, long-time police officer in the small town of Mapleton, Colorado, has been ribbed for thinking there’s a ring of assassins out killing deadbeat dads. However, he’s convinced these killers exist and they’re doing their dirty work from behind an innocuous-looking travel blog. Proving the ring exists has been a sideline investigation for him, but it’s shoved further onto the back burner when Ed is forced to assume the duties of Chief.

Ed loves being a cop, but the Chief Stuff is getting him down. He’s juggling his own police duties, mounds of paperwork, and keeping the mayor happy. With all the extra hours, family tensions are on the rise as well. But when someone leaves an anonymous message for him at the station, handing him a new clue, he’s determined to prove these assassins exist. Setting up a sting operation by posing as a deadbeat dad makes Ed a target. Will he catch the assassins before he becomes their next victim?

Deadly Engagement – International Digital Award for “Best Short Suspense” 2018 from the Oklahoma RWA
If you’re with a cop, there’s no escaping mystery and crime, even on a Caribbean cruise.
Angie Mead thinks time away from Gordon’s “Cop Stuff” is what he needs to distract him from being suspended as Mapleton’s Chief of Police and get over killing a man. A Caribbean cruise, where Gordon has no jurisdiction, seems the perfect solution—and Angie is looking forward to some fun in the sun.

Communication mishaps and Gordon’s apparent lack of interest in their getaway create second thoughts for Angie. That is, until a series of petty thefts give Gordon a new bone to chew on. When he includes Angie in his investigative way of thinking, the two of them switch to sleuthing mode, and their real adventure begins.

Deadly Assumptions
Will a string of mysterious trespassing incidents give Rookie Officer Ed Solomon his chance at being a big-time detective?

Gordon Hepler and Ed Solomon are reminiscing at Finnegan’s bar one snowy night, about a case that turned Gordon’s career path around and had Solomon rethinking his desires to be a big-city detective. Back then, Gordon had no intentions of being a cop, and Ed was a greener-than-green rookie police officer being trained by Arch Hepler, Gordon’s father.

In most places, people breaking into garden and storage sheds might not be a big deal, but in the small town of Mapleton, Colorado, it’s a veritable crime wave, at least according to Chief Dixon. Kids playing pranks? Or something more serious? Could these trespassers have something to do with a much bigger, big-city crime? What starts out as a perfunctory investigation soon escalates. Will Dixon, Arch Hepler, and new rookie Solomon discover the truth before Mapleton sees its first homicide in decades?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Motorhomes, Maps, & Murder (A Camper & Criminals Cozy Mystery Book 5) by [Kappes, Tonya]Motorhomes, Maps, & Murder
Book Five
A Camper & Criminals Cozy Mystery Series

You don’t want to miss out on book 5 of this hilarious and very popular cozy mystery series from USA Today Bestselling Author Tonya Kappes.

Welcome to Normal, Kentucky, where nothing is . . . NORMAL!

Mae West, owner of Happy Trails Campground, never thought she would become an actress like her namesake. Calling herself an actress might be far stretch as she plays a minor role in the local Civil War reenactment BATTLE AT CAMP WILDCAT.

When the reenactment doesn’t go as planned, not one but two of the town’s folks aren’t playing dead. . .they were MURDERED!
Come to find out there was a prison break and the serial killer is believed to be in Normal and someone has stolen a motorhome from Happy Trails Campground.

Are these connected?

Mae lets boyfriend and hunky detective, Hank Sharp, follow all the leads about the murders and on the trail of the serial killer because she’s got bigger s’mores in the fire.

The motorhome owners have filed a lawsuit and suing her for the deed to Happy Trails Campground. Mae has embraced Normal and there’s nothing or no one going to take her campground. She’s determined to find the motorhome and return it to the owners before she hands over any deed to anyone.

Mae just might find out that tapping into her namesake just might come in handy when coming face to face with a serial killer.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

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