New Releases For The Week Of February 17th, 2019–Part 1

 

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of February 17th, 2019.  I am going to divide the list into 4 days because there are so  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.

 

 

Watch the Wall, Miss Seeton (A Miss Seeton Mystery Book 24) by [Crane, Hamilton, Carvic, Heron]Have the smugglers made a grave mistake?

Customs & Excise are tracking a gang of cigar-smugglers who operate on the quiet Kent coast near Plummergen, home to retired art teacher Miss Emily Seeton. Their attempt at a midnight ambush goes wrong, and a man is found dead.

As Miss Seeton sketches the most notorious tomb in Plummergen churchyard – the one built for 19th-century smuggler Abraham Voller – she meets a young American tourist. He claims to be a descendant of the Voller family, but is he a truly innocent ancestor-hunter, or do smugglers inherit their trade?

When the school concert includes a performance of Kipling’s “A Smuggler’s Song” it begins to seem that everyone is at it … but we can rely on Miss Seeton to ensure that the police will get their man, and the smugglers’ dreams will go up in smoke!

Serene amidst every kind of skulduggery, this eccentric English spinster steps in where Scotland Yard stumbles, armed with nothing more than her sketchpad and umbrella.

What people are saying about Miss Seeton:

What a joy Miss Seeton is. Why did I wait so long to read them? Splashy characters, lovely setting, and just plain funny.”

“I’ve become a Miss Ess addict. Great characters that get better with each book. A must for anyone who loves a good British cozy with a twist, and surprising revelations of what a good brollie can do in a pinch.”

“What a great series. This is one of the best in English light reading mysteries.”

“Miss Seeton is a delightful sendup of the amateur sleuth. If your doctor has prescribed laughter as the best medicine, run and buy the entire series as fast as you can.”

Editorial reviews:

“A most beguiling protagonist!” New York Times

“Miss Seeton gets into wild drama with fine touches of farce . . . This is a lovely mixture of the funny and the exciting.” San Francisco Chronicle

“This is not so much black comedy as black-currant comedy . . . You can’t stop reading. Or laughing.” The Sun

Depth of description and lively characters bring this English village to life.” Publishers Weekly

“Fun to be had with a full cast of endearingly zany villagers . . . and the ever gently intuitive Miss Seeton.” Kirkus Reviews

“Miss Seeton is the most delightfully satisfactory character since Miss Marple.” Ogden Nash

“I think, on the whole, Miss Seeton is the most loveable and entertaining of any of today’s fiction detectives. May she live forever.” London Mystery Selection  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whack The Mole (Whispering Bay Mystery Book 2) by [Geraci, Maria]A fun, quirky chick-lit mystery series featuring Lucy McGuffin, world’s best muffin maker and amateur sleuth.

Joey “The Weasel” Frizzone has been deep undercover with one of the country’s largest organized crime families and the time has come for him to testify against them. The trial isn’t for a couple of weeks, and the feds need him to lay low, so they hide him in a place no one would ever think to look—a sleepy little town in Florida called Whispering Bay.

Lucy McGuffin bakes the best muffins in town. She’s also a human lie detector, a talent that hasn’t always been easy to live with, because, c’mon, how many times can a girl hear “It’s me, not you” and keep a straight face?

Lucy’s ability to sniff out a lie has given her a reputation for solving crime, so when an attempt is made on Joey’s life, local police officer Travis Fontaine reluctantly seeks Lucy’s help. But Lucy and Travis have a wobbly relationship. The arrogant cop thinks he’s God’s gift to womankind, and Lucy isn’t about to become President of his fan club.

Someone in the FBI must have a big mouth because soon there are enough hitmen in town to make Whispering Bay look like a reunion site for The Sopranos. Then someone starts whacking the hitmen. As the body count begins to rise, Lucy realizes she has to step up to the plate. Travis needs Joey to stay alive long enough to testify, and Lucy wants her quaint little town back, minus the mobsters.

With the help of her best friend, Will, and her rescue dog, Paco, Lucy and Travis set out to discover who’s behind all the hits, because if they don’t, Whispering Bay may never be the same again. Ba-da-Bing. Ba-da-Boom.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Great Maple Caper (Wicked Good Mystery Series Book 4) by [May, Lucy]Deep in the heart of winter, all is quiet in Charm Cove. Or so Moira Wicked likes to think. The charming town in Maine is blanketed with snow, and magic is murmuring under the surface, but nothing is amiss.

Until it’s time for maple sugaring season. One of the earliest signs of spring is when the maple trees are ready to tap for sap, which becomes maple sugar, and syrup, and more. Once the first few trees are tapped, Charm Cove residents start reporting missing buckets of maple sap. At first, it’s only a few and then it’s almost all of them.

It’s a maple caper, and Charm Cove residents are riled up.

In the midst of the missing maple sap dustup, Moira finds herself caught in the middle because, of course, everyone she knows is missing maple sap. Maple sugaring is big business, and money is on the line. Who knew money and maple syrup would make people so crazy?

Meanwhile, Charm Cove is still a beacon to the wider world with its magic being bottled up and sold in its charming stores and online.

Take a visit to Charm Cove, where Wicked meets Good and where you just might find there’s almost always more than meets the eye.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Testament to Murder: A 1920s murder mystery to keep you guessing until the final page (A Murder Will Follow Mystery Book 1) by [Conroy, Vivian]Suspenseful from the first page to the last, A Testament to Murder is perfect for fans of And Then There Were NoneMurder on the Orient Express, and Crooked House

A dying billionaire. Nine would-be heirs. But only one will take the prize…

At the lush Villa Calypso on the French Riviera, a dying billionaire launches a devious plan: at midnight each day he appoints a new heir to his vast fortune. If he dies within 24 hours, that person takes it all. If not, their chance is gone forever.

Yet these are no ordinary beneficiaries, these men who crossed him, women who deceived him, and distant relations intent on reclaiming the family fortune. All are determined to lend death a hand and outwit their rivals in pursuit of the prize.

As tensions mount with every passing second, retired Scotland Yard investigator Jasper must stay two steps ahead of every player if he hopes to prevent the billionaire’s devious game from becoming a testament to murder…

Praise for A Testament to Murder:

‘Written along the same lines as traditional Agatha Christie novels, this fast paced cozy mystery is worth the time’ 4* Reader review

‘A great story line with brilliant main characters… I read this book in one sitting as I couldn’t put it down’ 4* Reader review

‘An unusual and intriguing murder mystery. An easy read and a compulsive page turner! Will be looking out for more from Vivían Conroy’ 4* Reader review

‘Wow, what a ride this book gives – full of red herrings and false leads, that you don’t know which way is up’ 5* Reader review

‘Characters are brilliantly defined, setting is absolutely gorgeous and even a scorching summer sun can’t warm up the evil that lurks beneath’ 4* reader review  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Found Dead in the Red Head (A Bathhouse Row Cozy Mystery Book 2) by [Patton, Violet]Scrooge got it right, overwhelmed with work Patti develops a big case of bah humbug.
Ally hasn’t contacted her in weeks, and she’s worried sick about her daughter’s whereabouts.
Fanny adores the holidays and continues to make trouble for Patti.
Sandy plans an open house during the Rotary Club Annual Christmas parade. Myra insists a decadent two-person antique bathtub Teddy discovered in the building’s basement would be a perfect float for the Row.
At the last minute, Patti and Muriel decorate the bathtub, assigning Etta to toss soap samples instead of candy to the parade goers.
Belly Walker volunteers to pull the Row’s cute float with his famous MINI Cooper—the Red Head.
Unfortunately, after the parade and Sandy’s party, someone turns up dead in the Red Head.
Once again, Teddy steps in to help Patti solve a crime with Fanny’s help they hunt for another killer in Hot Springs.
Download Found Dead in the Red Head today. Who was killed in the Red Head and why?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poisonous Protein (A Dying to Eat Cozy Mystery Book 3) by [Heart, Kodi]A diet challenge with a $2500 pot and a killer out to win.

When Bonnie and Connie trip over the dead cleaning lady, they finally realize no one is safe. But even that fear isn’t enough to get in their way of attending meetings.

There’s more at stake than just losing the challenge or gaining weight – Bonnie could lose her life.

With a humiliated ex-husband working the new case and fingers pointing toward family, Bonnie and Connie don’t have a choice. They have to find out who did it before the next one is them.


Titles by Kodi Heart

The Dying 2 Eat Cozy Mysteries

Deadly Diet

Killer Carbs

Poisonous Protein

Death by Chocolate

Keto Me This

…and more!

The Murderous Chapters Cozy Mysteries

Once Upon a Murder

Twists Like a Knife  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Murder So Heartless: A Merry March Mystery (Merry March Mysteries Book 3) by [Curley Hammond, Eileen]

 

Nothing spoils Valentine’s Day in a small town like a murdered florist.

The First Gulf War lasted less than a year. Now, nearly three decades later, the local florist is murdered in Hopeful. Merry’s pulled in once again, as her daughter begs her to save her boyfriend’s father from prison. When Merry investigates, she realizes that secrets kept during that War are beginning to unravel. Wine and cats keep her sane while her boyfriend, Rob, and best friend, Patty, pitch in to help her solve the mystery before the murderer kills again.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FA Devil of a Time (A Witch In Time Book 2) by [Marple, Mona]elicity must choose…

…live a normal life and be cut off…

…Or embrace her powers. 

Her decision gets harder when her Grandmother arranges for her to marry a powerful wizard. If she’s going to avoid that disaster, she’ll need to find a job…and that’s where everything changes.

At the Agency of Paranormal Peculiarities, they need investigators. Felicity is perfect for the job, but there’s just one catch, she’ll need to use the powers she’s been trying to avoid. Is giving up her dream of a normal life worth it?

Can she learn to embrace who she is?

Will the decision get her in over her head?

Sent back in time to 1999, she must solve a murder at the Old Bailey. This one will be a challenge and there’s a catch, she’s got just seven days to solve it.

You’ll love this story because of the struggle and the twists.

Get it now.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frost sparkles on the bare winter branches, as night falls over the quiet country lanes bordering the fens. But nestled beneath an ivy-covered bough, a body lies pale in the bright moonlight…

When a promising local artist disappears, the victim’s brother begs Detective Tara Thorpe to take the case. It seems there’s no evidence of foul play… he simply disappeared without a trace.

Tara agrees to do some digging… never mind that her unorthodox approach to policing has got a few of her colleagues’ backs up. Amongst them is her former supervisor Detective Patrick Wilkins… he’s had enough of Tara calling the shots and will do anything to knock her down. She must be careful.

At least she has an ally in their boss, Detective Garstin Blake. He’ll always back her hunches. If anything, they work together too well… at least, that’s the rumour around the station these days.

When a body of a young woman is found frozen near the fens, Tara’s evidence suddenly becomes key to solving a high-profile murder. Is their missing artist still a victim… or in fact a clever murderer with a deadly plan?

An unputdownable page-turner that will keep you hooked until the very last page!

Readers are completely gripped by Clare Chase…

Literally couldn’t put it down!! This was an excellent thriller with well-developed characters and great twists!! From the first page until the end… a great ride of mystery, suspense and murder… Excellent thriller and crime read!!‘ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

There’s so much to love about this book… a mouth-watering, Michelin 5 star read.’ Jenny O’Brien,5 stars

Fast-paced, twisty and interesting well-developed characters. Oh, and a very interesting setting! I just ripped right through this book. A wonderful balance of what I feel are the essential elements for a crime novel. This appears to be the first in a series… I hope so as I really enjoyed Tara!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

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