New Releases For The Week Of March 24th, 2019–Part 1

 

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of March 24th, 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.

 

 

 

Murder Lo Mein (A Noodle Shop Mystery Book 3) by [Chien, Vivien]The third in a tasty series, Murder Lo Mein by Vivien Chien is a delight!

Everyone agrees that the food at Ho-Lee Noodle House is delicious—unless it happens to be deadly.

Lana Lee’s stake in her family’s Chinese restaurant is higher than ever now that she’s been made manager. So when she enters Ho-Lee into Cleveland’s Best Noodle Contest, Lana makes it her business to win—at all costs. But when a local food critic receives a threatening note in a fortune cookie and is later found dead, face-down in a bowl of lo mein, all bets are off. . .

Now, along with her sweet-and-sour boyfriend Detective Adam Trudeau, Lana decides to take matters into her own hands and dig into the lives of everyone involved in the contest. But when she receives an ill-fated fortune, Lana realizes that in order to save the reputation of her restaurant, she needs to save herself first. . .

“Thoroughly entertaining…fun and delicious.”—RT Book Reviews  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May Day Murder (A Wiccan Wheel Mystery Book 5) by [Hesse, Jennifer David]Spring is in the air, but for Edindale, Illinois, attorney Keli Milanni, murder is the only thing blooming . . . 
 
Keli’s looking forward to Beltane, the time-honored Wiccan holiday that celebrates life with feasting, ceremonial dancing, and ancient Celtic rituals. But since recently leaving her law firm and opening her own practice, Keli has more on her plate than simple abundance. Still, she always has time for a friend. Erik, a Druid from a neighboring town, has had a run of bad luck he blames on a curse cast by his ex-girlfriend Denise, a practicing witch whose expertise in the dark arts can’t save her from her own deadly end.

When Keli finds herself a person of interest in the investigation, she begins to wonder if she herself might be cursed. With a little help from her friends, including her devoted boyfriend Wes, Keli aims to find out who poisoned Denise. What she uncovers is a witch’s brew of spells, hexes, and black magic that raises questions about her own Wiccan worldview. As the community gathers for the May Day festivities, it’s up to Keli to stop a killer from springing ahead to another murder . . .

Praise for the Wiccan Wheel Mysteries
 
“A perfect read.” —Library Journal on Yuletide Homicide

“Enjoyable . . . A wintry, woodsy setting.”
Kirkus Reviews on Bell, Book & Candlemas

“A good atmospheric read for fall.” —Parkersburg News & Sentinel on Samhain Secrets  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Murder in Midtown (A Louise Faulk Mystery Book 2) by [Freeland, Liz]In 1913, while the women’s suffrage movement gains momentum in the nation’s capital, the thought of a woman joining the New York City police force is downright radical, even if recent transplant Louise Faulk has already solved a murder . . .

Louise has finally gathered the courage to take the police civil service exam, but when she returns to her secretary job at the midtown publishing house of Van Hooten and McChesney, she’s shocked to find the offices smoldering from a deadly, early morning fire. Huddled on the sidewalk, her coworkers inform her that Guy Van Hooten’s body has been found in the charred ruins. Rumors of foul play are already circulating, and the firm’s surviving partner asks Louise to investigate the matter.

Despite a number of possible suspects, the last person Louise expects to be arrested is Ogden McChesney, an old friend and mentor to her aunt Irene. Louise will have to search high and low, from the tenements in the Lower East Side to the very clouds above the tallest skyscrapers, to get to the bottom of an increasingly complex case . . .  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

True Confections: An Amish Cupcake Cozy Mystery by [Hartzler, Ruth]Delightful new cozy mystery series!

True Confections is Book 1 in the Amish Cupcake Cozy Mystery series
When her husband of thirty years runs off with a college student named Cherri, Jane Delight returns to Pennsylvania to work in her Amish sister’s cupcake store. Having lost everything in the divorce, Jane now finds herself sharing an apartment with two elderly ladies and their quirky cat.
But there is no time to despair. A man is murdered in the cupcake store, and now Jane and her sister, Rebecca, are the prime suspects. Enter brooding detective Damon McCloud, a Scot with a tragic past and a desire for justice.
Can Jane solve the murder, wrangle her new roommates, and stop herself from falling for the detective?
Or will she never get her new life on track?

BONUS: 2 Amish Recipes Included!

This is a NEW cozy mystery series!
Book 1: True Confections
Book 2: Previous Confections (coming April 9)
Book 3: Confection is Good for the Soul (Coming soon!)
Book 4: Speak with Confection (Coming soon!)
Book 5: An Instant Confection (Coming soon!)
And more to follow!

All books by Ruth Hartzler are clean and wholesome, and have happy, feel-good endings!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pineapple Jailbird: A Pineapple Port Mystery: Book Eight - A funny, thrilling & cozy (ish) mystery (Pineapple Port Mysteries 8) by [Vansant, Amy]Book EIGHT of the hilarious Pineapple Port mystery series from Wall Street Journal and USA TODAY Best-Selling author Amy Vansant has Charlotte awaking to find Mariska and Bob gone, kidnapped from their home. Their disappearance is a message from the a familiar killer — Help me or your friends will disappear.

To save her loved ones, Charlotte must find a way to clear her boyfriend’s crazy ex of a killing. It may be the only crime the woman didn’t commit…but things don’t get any easier when someone mistakes Charlotte as a traitor and sends a madman with a distinctive “tattoo” and a unusual killing style, to stop her.

Fans of comedic mysteries like The Thin Man, Moonlighting, Monk and Elementary will fall in love with the charming, funny and thrilling world of Pineapple Port!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

Miss Hawthorne Sits for a Spell: A Paranormal Mystery Series (Charity Shop Haunted Mystery Book 3) by [Hayton, Katherine]The ghost of a witch meets a witch of a ghost!

While attending a charity auction, ghost-seer Emily Curtis can’t resist purchasing an old puzzle box. She gets more than she bargained for when she finds the ghost of a witch attached.

Miss Hawthorne died in a sudden accident a year ago, so there’s no murderer to catch. Instead, her sister’s spirit must be released from the puzzle box, which the ghost caught her inside before she died. If she remains trapped at the one-year mark, she’ll die.

If only a burglar hadn’t stolen the book containing the release spell, the task would be easy. But with a petty crime that old, it will take all of their wits to find the culprit and retrieve the magic spell before time runs out.

Miss Hawthorne Sits for a Spell is the third book in a haunting paranormal mystery series. It contains ghosts and witches but is free of the following evil spirits:

No Swearing
No Gore
No Graphic Scenes

Scroll up and one-click to solve the mystery today!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The American Agent: A Maisie Dobbs Novel by [Winspear, Jacqueline]Beloved heroine Maisie Dobbs, “one of the great fictional heroines” (Parade), investigates the mysterious murder of an American war correspondent in London during the Blitz in a page-turning tale of love and war, terror and survival.

When Catherine Saxon, an American correspondent reporting on the war in Europe, is found murdered in her London digs, news of her death is concealed by British authorities. Serving as a linchpin between Scotland Yard and the Secret Service, Robert MacFarlane pays a visit to Maisie Dobbs, seeking her help. He is accompanied by an agent from the US Department of Justice—Mark Scott, the American who helped Maisie escape Hitler’s Munich in 1938. MacFarlane asks Maisie to work with Scott to uncover the truth about Saxon’s death.

As the Germans unleash the full terror of their blitzkrieg upon the British Isles, raining death and destruction from the skies, Maisie must balance the demands of solving this dangerous case with her need to protect Anna, the young evacuee she has grown to love and wants to adopt. Entangled in an investigation linked to the power of wartime propaganda and American political intrigue being played out in Britain, Maisie will face losing her dearest friend—and the possibility that she might be falling in love again.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Manor of Life & Death - A Cozy Mystery (with Dragons): A Beaufort Scales Mystery, Book 3 by [Watt, Kim M.]Warring staff.

“Accidental” poisonings.

Topiary of dubious intent.

Throw in the full complement of the Toot Hansell Women’s Institute and dragons doing yoga on the terrace, and DI Adams is starting to wonder if she might have made a small misjudgement signing up for this particular spa weekend in the country.

And that’s before the dead body in the sauna and the storm that cuts them off from the rest of the world.

Now she’s dealing with a houseful of guests (and staff) who’re looking more suspicious by the moment, fending off protesters wielding table condiments, and trying to keep everyone safe as the storm closes in. She needs to find the killer, keep the dragons hidden, stop the W.I. forming some sort of pearl-and-twinset posse, and try to resist the urge to arrest everyone.

And that’s even before she addresses the problem of the invisible dog.

Sure. It’s going to be a wonderful weekend.

A Manor of Life & Death is a feel-good cozy mystery, perfect for those who like their whodunnits served with a generous helping of humour, friendship, and magic.

This is the third Beaufort Scales cozy mystery (with dragons) – check out Baking Bad and Yule Be Sorry for more dragonish adventure!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Double Agent (A Davis Way Crime Caper Book 8) by [Archer, Gretchen]THIS JUST IN—

On the weather front, Category Four Hurricane Kevin took a last-minute left and is headed straight for the Bellissimo Resort and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi.

In breaking news, Undercover Casino Operative Davis Way has one foot out the evacuation door when fifty million dollars disappear, and in its place, a dead body.

In other news, if forced to ride out the storm on the hotel’s thirteenth-floor fortress, Davis won’t be alone. Her husband, Bradley, her best friend, Fantasy, and a crew of highly trained first responders will be hurricane hostages too, along with Mississippi State Gaming Agents, a FEMA agent, an insurance agent, a State Special Agent, and an Emergency Response Agent—at least one of them a double agent.

The good news is her high school reunion is cancelled.

The bad news is everything else.

The fake news features a castaway pig named Bacon.

The hurricane heist headlines will be sensational. If Davis survives to see them. Grab your rain slicker and galoshes for DOUBLE AGENT, A Davis Way Crime Caper, and prepare yourself for a perfect storm of humor, hijinks, and heart.

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DOUBLE AGENT by Gretchen Archer | A Henery Press Mystery. If you like one, you’ll probably like them all. (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One death. Two detectives. And unexpected backup.
A Callie Morgan and Carolina Slade crossover! (A standalone mystery)

When a renowned–and now dead–travel blogger washes ashore on the banks of Indigo Plantation, Police Chief Callie Morgan of Edisto Beach agrees to head the investigation as a favor to the county sheriff, whose reasons are as questionable as the death itself.

When death turns to murder and a watchdog from the county makes her investigation difficult, Callie reluctantly turns to Carolina Slade and Wayne Largo, vacationing agents with the Department of Agriculture. Because poison is growing on this plantation, and someone knows how to use it well.

“Page-turning…[and] edge-of-your-seat action…crisp writing and compelling storytelling. This is one you don’t want to miss!” –Carolyn Haines, USA Today bestselling author

“Her beloved protagonist, Callie, continues to delight readers as a strong, savvy, and a wee-bit-snarky police chief.”–Julie Cantrell, NY Times and USA Today bestselling author

C. HOPE CLARK has a fascination with the mystery genre and is author of the Carolina Slade Mystery Series as well as the Edisto Island Mysteries, both set in her home state of South Carolina. In her previous federal life, she performed administrative investigations and married the agent she met on a bribery investigation. She enjoys nothing more than editing her books on the back porch with him, overlooking the lake, with bourbons in hand. She can be found either on the banks of Lake Murray or Edisto Beach with one or two dachshunds in her lap. Hope is also editor of the award-winning FundsforWriters.com.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You Fit the Pattern (A Julia Gooden Mystery Book 4) by [Haseldine, Jane]In this gritty, riveting new novel, Detroit reporter Julia Gooden tracks down a serial killer—only to realize she has become his obsession . . .

Crime writer Julia Gooden has just completed the most important story of her life—a book about her beloved brother’s childhood abduction and how she found his killer after thirty years. But that hasn’t taken her focus off her day job—especially with what looks to be a serial killer terrorizing the city. Female runners are being snatched off jogging trails, then slaughtered in abandoned churches.

As Julia begins investigating, with help from Detective Raymond Navarro, she realizes just how personal this case has become. The murders, planned and executed with uncanny precision, are of women who share traits with Julia. Now he’s contacting her directly, insisting things will get much worse unless Julia makes him famous through her writing.

But no matter how skillfully she plays along, her opponent’s ultimate goal is clear. And only by unraveling the threads that link a killer’s twisted mind to her own dark past can Julia prevent herself from becoming his final victim . . .  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flower Power Trip (Braxton Campus Mysteries Book 3) by [Cudney, James J.]At a masquerade ball to raise money for renovations to Memorial Library, Kellan finds a dead body dressed in a Dr. Evil costume.

Did one of Maggie’s sisters kill the annoying guest who’d been staying at the Roarke and Daughters Inn, or does the victim have a closer connection to someone else at Braxton College?

As Kellan helps school president Ursula bury a secret from her past and discover the identity of her stalker, he unexpectedly encounters a missing member of his family. Everything seems to trace back to the Stoddards: a new family who recently moved in.

Between the murder, a special flower exhibit and strange postcards arriving each week, Kellan can’t decide which mystery in his life should take priority. But unfortunately, the biggest one of all has yet to be exposed – and when it is, Kellan won’t know what hit him.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

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