New Releases For The Week Of March 3rd, 2019–Part 3

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of March 3rd, 2019. I am going to divide the list into 4 days because there are so 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.

 

 

A Cryptic Case: A Witch Cozy Murder Mystery (Witches of Hemlock Cove Book 2) by [Chase, Kennedy]FREE for Kindle Unlimited subscribers.

Grace Angelo, a witch and former cop, is looking forward to Hemlock Cove’s biggest occasion of the year: the Founders’ celebration. However, the party atmosphere is soon ruined by the discovery of a body in the old bell tower.

To make matters worse, her friend and bookstore owner, Dario, has had one of his most valuable and rare books stolen from his exhibit. But it’s no ordinary book—it’s a powerful spell book.

Desperate to know what these events mean, Grace and her special dog, Noah, are soon on the trail as local detective Zach Jackson hires Grace as a consultant. She’ll need all her abilities, and those of her family if she’s to solve these two mysteries before anything worse happens.

A Cryptic Case is the second mystery in a new cozy witch murder mystery series by the best-selling mystery author Kennedy Chase. It does not contain any great violence, sex, or profanity but instead features teasing clues, a puzzle the reader can play along with, and adorable animals.

“I love Grace and her sisters; they’re almost like family.” — Bridget Sheridan, reader and reviewer.

“Witches, baking, incredible pets, and a mystery that makes it impossible to stop. We have a winner!” — Lucy Lane, book reviewer.

** All Hemlock Cove books can be read in any order. **

You can get the first book in the series—A Mystic Murder for just 99c.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scholarly Pursuits (A Victorian San Francisco Mystery Book 6) by [Locke, M. Louisa]“Something is rotten in the state of Berkeley”
–1881 Blue and Gold Yearbook, University of California: Berkeley

In Scholarly Pursuits, the sixth full-length novel in the USA Today best-selling Victorian San Francisco mystery series, Locke explores life on the University of California: Berkeley campus in 1881, where Laura and her friends face the remarkably modern problems of fraternity hazings, fraught romantic relationships, and fractious faculty politics.

While Annie and Nate Dawson and friends and family in the O’Farrell Street boardinghouse await a blessed event, Laura Dawson finds herself investigating why a young Berkeley student dropped out of school in the fall of 1880.

No one, including her friend Seth Timmons, thinks this is a good idea, since she is juggling a full course load with a part-time job, but she can’t let the question of what happened to her friend go unanswered. Not when it means that other young women might be in danger.

This cozy historical mystery of romantic suspense is set in the period immediately after the fifth book in the series, Pilfered Promises, and two novellas, Kathleen Catches a Killer and Dandy Delivers. However, it can be read as a stand-alone.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Macchiatos, Macarons, and Malice (A Cape Bay Cafe Mystery Book 9) by [Lin, Harper]

 

From USA TODAY Bestselling Author Harper Lin: the 9th cozy mystery in the popular Cape Bay Cafe Mysteries. When Fran moves back to her idyllic beach town to take over the family café, she also develops a knack for solving bizarre murders. 

When Matt whisks Fran away on a romantic spa weekend at the Alford Inn, she’s excited to try French macarons from Jacques de Gaulle, the inn’s famous in-house baker. But when an off-duty employee is murdered in the spa—during a mud wrap treatment no less—Fran must use the time she could’ve been relaxing to solve another murder case. A friend’s crumbling marriage depends on it!

Includes macchiato and macaron recipes!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Turn the Tide by [Ruggle, Katie, Anders, Adriana, Rushdan, Juno, Mann, Connie]Whether you’re diving into treacherous waters,
racing the clock against global annihilation,
or delving deep into an untamed wilderness,
these thrilling tales of love and suspense will leave you breathless.

Any Means Necessary by Katie Ruggle
Katie Ruggle brings trademark wit and warmth to her introduction of a family of five bounty hunter sisters making the Rocky Mountains a safer place—finding love and sowing chaos along the way.

Deep Blue by Adriana Anders
Adriana Anders plunges readers into a thrilling tale of survival (and steamy romance) as a deep sea diver and a former SEAL escape a derelict oil rig overrun with men who have a secret worth killing for.

No Way Out by Juno Rushdan
Juno Rushdan turns up the pressure in a high-octane, non-stop thriller where one woman’s defiance—and her fierce love for the man she could never forget—may be all that’s standing in the way of a new bioterror threat.

Beyond Home by Connie Mann
Connie Mann shows that in central Florida’s untamed wilderness, paradise has a dark side, and the heroes of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) are trained to face the worst that man—and nature—can dish out.

Turn the Tide is a pulse-pounding collection of novellas by some of the brightest names in the genre.

More from Katie Ruggle:
Hold Your Breath (Book 1, Rocky Mountain Search & Rescue series)
Run to Ground (Book 1, Rocky Mountain K9 series)
In Her Sights (Book 1, Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunter series)

More from Adriana Anders:
Whiteout (Book 1, Survival Instincts series)
Under Her Skin (Book 1, Blank Canvas series)

More from Juno Rushdan:
Every Last Breath (Book 1, Final Hour series)

More from Connie Mann:
Beyond Risk (Book 1, Florida Wildlife Warriors series)  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sleuthing for the Weekend (Mackenzie & Mackenzie PI Mysteries Book 3) by [Hart, Jennifer L.]From USA Today bestselling author Jennifer L. Hart comes a mother-daughter PI team, a cold case, and a little bit of luck!

It’s St. Patrick’s Day in Beantown, and Mackenzie Elizabeth Taylor needs the Luck of the Irish to solve her latest mystery—namely, who was the mysterious Uncle Al, the man who left her his apartment building as well as his PI business? But that personal investigation has to take a backseat to raising her teenage genius Mac, and dealing with her immature baby-daddy and demanding mother. Not to mention taking on a job that will actually produce some green.

The case is a gnarly dispute by two Irish pub owners who happen to be brothers as well as rivals over a missing inheritance. With the entire city out pub-crawling, Mackenzie goes hunting for a pot of gold…but winds up with a body instead.

With an assist from Mac, Mackenzie must slip into her gumshoes and go toe-to-toe with Detective Hunter Black, her neighbor, protector, and main squeeze, in order to solve her case. this case and claim the reward before someone else. Can the mother daughter team successfully investigate in the middle of a city-wide chaos? Or is their luck about to run out?

Mackenzie & Mackenzie PI Mysteries:
Sleuthing for a Living – book#1
All Sleuth and No Play – book #2
Sleuthing for the Weekend – book #3

What critics are saying about Jennifer L. Hart’s Mackenzie & Mackenzie PI Mysteries:

“SLEUTHING FOR A LIVING by Jennifer L. Hart will be one of my new favorite cozy mystery series! Sure to be a hot hit!”
~ Fresh Fiction

“What a great start to a new series.”
~ Janet’s Five Star Review, HEA Fictional Bookstore

“A very enjoyable and laugh out loud read that was both engaging and entertaining, and I can’t wait to see what escapades will face Mackenzie and her friends. What a fun book.”
~ Dru’s Book Musings  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr Bigelow Smells a Rat (A Curious Cat Mystery Book 1) by [Selfman, Leigh, Selfman, Sylvia]

*****USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHORS*****

No one is safe when MR. BIGELOW SMELLS A RAT…

When Penelope inherits the estate of her Great-Aunt Agnes, she thinks her life is going to be a piece of cake. Little does she realize that Agnes’s cat, Mr. Bigelow, comes as part of the deal.
When Penelope meets a handsome guy at the pet store, she’s smitten, but Mr. Bigelow senses danger. He must figure out what’s going on, and stop Penelope before she falls prey to the purrfect crime!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Final Curtain (A Polly Pepper Mystery Book 1) by [Jordan, R.T.]Polly Pepper, the legendary superstar of television’s golden age, is finally back in the entertainment headlines. She’s landed the title role in a new production of the musical Mame, and though it’s off-off-off-off Broadway (Glendale, California, actually), Polly’s bank account—and her ego—need the job. And if all goes well, the show just might go to New York! There’s one minor detour, though: on the second day of rehearsals, wunderkind director Karen Richards turns up dead.

Of course, Polly’s nose for news needs to know, and though Karen was well liked, it seems some last-minute casting changes from artistic director/megalomaniac Gerold Goss did her in. Sadly, Polly’s Suspect #1 is her new friend and co-star Sharon Fletcher, who also plays a deliciously sultry bad girl on the popular daytime soap It’s Never Fair Weather. Sharon was the last person seen with the deceased director…and her Emmy matches the dent in Karen’s head.

But as Gerold takes over the director’s chair, Polly finds her cast-member-suspect-list reaching epic proportions. Could it be Charlotte Bunch, who Karen politely corrected until she got her Irish brogue right? Everyone knows actresses can be very touchy. Or Gerold’s sweetly innocent girlfriend Mag Ryan, who drunkenly reveals that she wouldn’t let anything stand in the way of her landing a part in the possibly Broadway-bound musical? Or maybe even Karen’s young assistant Jamie, who Polly discovers was promised a role in the play…after Karen’s untimely demise?

The more Polly sniffs, the surer she is that Sharon didn’t haul off and bash Karen with her Emmy. But the evidence is mounting, and it’ll take all of Polly’s wits—and some help back at Pepper Plantation from her ever-dependable son Tim and their perpetually wisecracking maid Placenta—to save the jailed soap star from a murder rap…and a starring role in a real-life drama tentatively entitled Framed!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unto Us a Son Is Given (Guido Brunetti Book 29) by [Leon, Donna]“Your situation is always ambiguous, isn’t it, Guido?”, his father-in-law, Count Orazio Falier, observes of Donna Leon’s soulful detective, Guido Brunetti, at the beginning of her superb 28th Brunetti novel, Unto Us A Son Is Given. “The world we live in makes that necessary,” Brunetti presciently replies. Count Falier was urging his Venetian son-in-law to investigate, and preferably intervene in, the seemingly innocent plan of the Count’s best friend, the elderly Gonzalo Rodríguez de Tejada, to adopt a much younger man as his son. Under Italian inheritance laws this man would then be heir to Gonzalo’s entire fortune, a prospect Gonzalo’s friends find appalling. For his part, Brunetti wonders why the old man, a close family friend, can’t be allowed his pleasure in peace.

And yet, what seems innocent on the Venetian surface can cause tsunamis beneath. Gonzalo unexpectedly, and literally, drops dead on the street, and one of his friends just arrived in Venice for the memorial service, is strangled in her hotel room—having earlier sent Gonzalo an email saying “We are the only ones who know you cannot do this,” referring to the adoption. Now with an urgent case to solve, Brunetti reluctantly untangles the long-hidden mystery in Gonzalo’s life that ultimately led to murder—a resolution that brings him way more pain than satisfaction.

Once again, Donna Leon brilliantly plumbs the twists and turns of the human condition, reuniting us with some of crime fiction’s most memorable and enduring characters.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One heir after another turns up dead…

Silas Kane’s sixtieth birthday party is marred by argument and dissension amongst his family, and then the next morning, Kane is found dead. The coroner’s verdict of death by misadventure would seem to confirm that Silas accidentally lost his way in the fog. But then his heir is shot, and threats are made against the next in line to inherit his fortune. The formidable Superintendent Hannasyde is called in to investigate. All clues point to an apparently innocuous eighty-year-old woman, but as the Inspector delves further into the case, he discovers that nothing is quite as it seems…  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Witch After Time (A Witch in Time Mystery Book 4) by [Mallory, Ava ]Would you travel to the past to right a wrong?

Solve a cold case?

Perhaps, catch a killer?

Meet one of the five witches who will.

Mariana Galvin is afraid of ghosts.

That’s ironic because ghosts follow her everywhere.

As a medium and a member of the world’s most elite paranormal crime-solving team, paranormal entities are part of the deal, but she has a foolproof plan – an early retirement.

The plan seems simple enough, but when she’s summoned to solve a disturbing case in 1968 Chicago, she’s forced to make a difficult choice – leave her teenagers and husband behind to travel back in time or ignore her calling and hope her abilities don’t go into overdrive.

No matter which path she chooses, she’s bound to find trouble. Fingers crossed, she makes it out this time.

Witch After Time is the fourth book in the five-novel A Witch in Time Mystery Series. Each is a standalone book, but you’ll have more fun if you read the whole series.

A Witch in Time Mysteries:

Better Witch Next Time by Stephanie Damore

A Devil of a Time by Mona Marple

Time After Time by Jenna St. James

Witch After Time by Ava Mallory

Right Witch. Wrong Time by K.M. Waller  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Murder of Shakespeare's Ghost Seaview Cottages Cozy Mystery #2 (Seaview Cottages Cozy Mystery Series) by [Burke, Anna Celeste]Miriam Webster and the Grand Old Lady Detectives [G.O.L.D.] take on their first case when the tenant in Shakespeare’s Cottage swears the Bard of Avon’s ghost is on the prowl.

Miriam’s not a believer in ghosts, but when she and her companions catch a glimpse of a hazy figure that bears Shakespeare’s unmistakable likeness, she’s no longer sure what to think. When the ghostly apparition suddenly disappears, it leaves them mystified.

Their investigation soon takes an even more bizarre twist when the ghost, to borrow a phrase from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, “shuffles off this mortal coil.” A murdered ghost means the G.O.L.D. team have no choice but to involve homicide detective Henry “Hank” Miller who complicates matters, especially for Miriam.

A dead ghost is just one of many surprises for Miriam Webster and her sleuthing pals. Poking into the past, they soon discover the cottage’s previous occupants had a few skeletons in their closets. Do those old bones hold the key to uncovering the motive for a new murder?

As Shakespeare’s Cottage gives up its secrets, can they figure out who murdered Shakespeare’s ghost before there’s another victim?

Grab your copy of this delightful cozy mystery by USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Anna Celeste Burke to find out!

Recipes included.

Free to read on Kindle Unlimited.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

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