New Releases For The Week Of March 31st, 2019–Part 1

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of March 31st, 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.




Miss Julia Takes the Wheel by [Ross, Ann B.]The delightful new installment of the beloved and New York Times bestselling Miss Julia series

When Miss Julia’s regular doctor goes on vacation with his wife, leaving a replacement in his stead, Miss Julia is immediately concerned. Never one to miss an opportunity to entertain–or size up–a newcomer, she invites the charming Dr. Don Crawford, and his painfully shy wife, Lauren, to dinner. While Miss Julia and Sam both note Lauren’s obvious lack of social skills, it’s her friends Hazel Marie and Binkie that pick up on some of Dr. Crawford’s less palatable qualities.

Meanwhile, Lloyd has gotten his first car, and LuAnne, fresh off her divorce, has started a job at the local funeral home and is in urgent need of an occupation-appropriate makeover–Miss Julia has enough on her plate. Yet there is just something she can’t place about the Crawfords, and she won’t rest until she gets to the bottom of it.

As always, hijinks ensue as Ann B. Ross delivers this delightful and entertaining installment, Miss Julia Takes the Wheel, in her bestselling Miss Julia series.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook











Ice Hunter: A Woods Cop Mystery (Woods Cop Mysteries Book 1) by [Heywood, Joseph]In a brilliant debut to a thrilling series, Grady Service gets news that his nemesis, the head of an incestuous clan of poachers, is to be released from prison. But something even more sinister is afoot in the Mosquito Wilderness. Service must call upon his every reserve to track, stalk, and capture the “ice hunter.”

MEET GRADY SERVICE: former Marine, renowned tracker, conservation officer, and the last person any errant hunter wants to cross. In Ice Hunter—the first of a series of mysteries set in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and celebrated for its intricate plots and outrageously unforgettable characters—Service defends his turf with the tenacity of a bear and the wisdom of an ancient. He shuns all creature comforts and consumerism and is most at home stalking the Mosquito Tract, his self-designated wilderness. Times are not easy for Service. As the summer season opens, he gets news that his nemesis, the despicable leader of an incestuous clan of poachers, is to be released from prison. But something even more sinister is afoot—something that inspires untold greed, involves giants of industry and politics, and renders human life dispensable. Service must call upon his every reserve to track, stalk, and capture the “ice hunter.” Full of grit and wilderness lore, Ice Hunter pulls you in and won’t let you go.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback













Murders of Conveyance (A Natalie Seachrist Hawaiian Cozy Myster Book 3) by [Burrows-Johnson, Jeanne]The First Annual Aloha Scavenger Hunt is beginning. Journalist Natalie Seachrist, private investigator Keoni Hewitt, and friends Margie and Dan O`Hara are joining in the fun. Before departing for their Honolulu hotel, Natalie dreams of a film noire whodunit. Immersed in the action, she finds a man’s body lying in a mid-1950s hotel, and watches an elegant woman search an adjacent room. After a murder occurs outside their suite, Natalie advises HPD Lieutenant John Dias that the details eerily parallel her “dream.” Knowing the reliability of her unusual gift, the Lieutenant asks Natalie and Keoni to watch for clues to either death as the hunt continues.


After more visions, Natalie is convinced that the site of her earlier “dream” was in Chinatown and the perpetrator, a woman in a red suit. A false scavenger hunt clue’s allusion to a priceless Kuan Yin statue suggest a cause for the disappearance of a man in the 1950s. Is this the man Natalie envisioned in a narrow hotel hallway? Is his death linked to that of the professor? And what of the false clue’s reference to hidden treasure? Are these coincidences? Or, has Natalie’s visioning revealed a murderer with long hidden secrets?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover












Blue Wolf In Green Fire: A Woods Cop Mystery (Woods Cop Mysteries) by [Heywood, Joseph]


A string of protests by animal-rights activists appear to have culminated in a double murder at a wolf lab, which releases into the wild a rare animal: a blue wolf. To the Ojibwa a blue wolf means luck; but if captured or killed, Armageddon. Grady Service is in a race against time as an elusive poachers’ ring chooses its final target: the blue wolf.

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Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback














A Tale of Mer-der: A Paranormal Witch Cozy Mystery (His Ghoul Friday Book 1) by [Best, Morgana]Book 1 in a fun witch cozy mystery series!

Australian journalist Misty Friday has several problems, not the least of which is her name. Misty’s mean boss sends her to an island resort in the Great Barrier Reef to investigate one paranormal event, but mermaids and murder throw her off the track.
When Misty makes waves, she attracts the attention of the murderer and one mysterious stranger. Will Misty get to the bottom of this, or are there too many red herrings?

In His Ghoul Friday paranormal witch cozy mystery series:
Book 1. A Tale of Mer-der
Book 2. The Witching Hour – Release Date April 16
Book 3. Arts and Witchcrafts
Book 4. Make Some Magic
Book 5. Witch Hunt
and more coming!

Do you like shifters, witches, psychics, and paranormal, supernatural mystery and suspense? You will love this series!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle











Only the Quiet (A Death Gate Grim Reapers Thriller Book 2) by [Lee, Amanda M.]  Izzy Sage is settling into her new life despite the pall hanging over her past.
While the memories of the catastrophe that took her parents when she was a child remain elusive, she finds she’s comfortable in her new environment … even though she happens to have taken up the same position her father held when he was killed.
She’s the new death gate operator, which means she’s in control when souls are ferried to the other side. She literally controls death … and it’s not a comfortable spot to be in.
Her only problem is a man … and it’s not something she thought she would be facing because romance was supposed to be off the table.
Braden Grimlock isn’t exactly known for being mature and grounded, but there’s something about Izzy that calls to him. He can’t stay away. The feeling only grows stronger when a group of deaf students tour the aquarium located on top of the death gate … and the teacher drops dead in the middle of a blackout.
Right away, Izzy senses something is wrong … other than the obvious, that is. She simply can’t figure out what sort of opponent she’s facing.
The past is about to meet the present as a long-hidden secret grabs Izzy by the throat and demands answers. There’s a malevolent spirit on the loose and he has designs on escape from Belle Isle. The havoc he could wreak if freed is immeasurable.
It’s up to Izzy and Braden … and the rest of the Grimlocks … to figure out what’s happening and stop a horrifically determined ghost from claiming an innocent life. It’s going to take all of them working together … and if a little romance gums up the works, they’re simply going to have to deal with that, too.
Izzy is a powerful Bruja. Even she might not be strong enough to face the horror of what’s to come, though.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle










The Long Island Iced Tea Goodbye (Career Crisis Café Mystery Book 1) by [Selby, Emily]Heather Hampton, a middle-aged, freshly divorced fashion journalist from Long Island, arrives in Dolphin Cove, New Zealand to start a new life as a beach café owner and a cocktail maker extraordinaire, not to battle a grumpy live-in chef-cum-baker, rescue feral kittens and find bodies and skeletons in cupboards. But when she is accused of poisoning her chef, she has no choice, but to get involved and find out what really happened.

With the help, and sometimes against, a semi-retired police officer and a rescue kitten, Heather discovers a few secrets, makes a couple of friends and almost ends up on a date.

But, more importantly, will she guess who the murderer is? Can you beat her to it?

Grab a copy of The Long Island Iced Tea Goodbye to find out.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle











Lemon Tarts and Fiery Darts (Sandy Bay Cozy Mystery Book 12) by [Crewes, Amber]A soon-to-be-retired police officer with a fiery temper. An unpopular murdered victim. Can a small town bakery owner solve the case before all hell breaks loose?

Meghan Truman is enjoying the wave of attention her presence on social media is attracting to her bakery. Particularly her lemon tarts which are getting the most likes, shares and comments.

Meghan is happy to donate some of her lemon tarts to celebrate a local Sandy Bay police officer who is soon retiring. Things go awfully wrong when the night of celebration ends in the murder of a thorn-in-the-flesh of almost everyone in town.

But who would dislike the murdered victim so much to want to end their life?

Can Meghan help her boyfriend, Detective Jack Irvin, connect the dots and solve this murder investigation in the nick of time?

Book 12 in the Bestselling Sandy Bay Cozy Mystery series, which can be read in one to two hours! Perfect for a lunchtime read or on a commute to/from work. If you want to enjoy a quick light-hearted read, with an amateur female sleuth, mouth-watering culinary desserts and a gripping murder mystery with a touch of romance, then you’ll love Meghan Truman and all the quirky characters in Sandy Bay.

No cliffhanger, swearing or graphic scenes!

Buy Lemon Tarts and Fiery Darts to discover how events unfold in this cozy murder mystery.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle











Feverfew and False Friends: Mystery (The Witches of Wormwood Mysteries Book 3) by [Loren, Ruby]A witch has vanished.


The only clue to her whereabouts is a threatening letter and a gory trail that screams foul play.

When Hazel receives a similar letter, she realises that this mystery involves the entire town… and she could be the next witch to disappear.

It’s a race against time to find the missing woman and discover who is using their poison pen to turn the residents of Wormwood against one another.

The town’s secrets are about to be revealed, and the truth is more twisted than anyone could have imagined.

If you like talking cats, smart mysteries, and snarky humour, you’ll love this magical mystery series.

Start reading today!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback












Murder on a Cruise Ship (A Ridgeway Rescue Mystery Book 4) by [Creeden, P.] Ridgeway Rescue Mysteries can be read in 1-2 hours. Perfect for when you’re waiting for an appointment or just want a fast read. Don’t miss out on this quick, clean, cozy mystery that will keep you guessing until the end!

All hands on deck! It’s a beautiful spring day and 20-year-old Emma Wright is meeting her crush, Colby Davidson, for a two-hour tour specifically for dogs and their owners – The Canine Cruise. She and Molly, the Saint Bernard, are so excited to see both Colby and Gabby, his K9 partner, as the two have been away on training.
It’s smooth sailing until someone shouts “man overboard!” A news reporter who is covering the day cruise for a local station falls into the fast-flowing Potomac River, and she doesn’t know how to swim. Did the reporter fall overboard in an accident, or was it murder?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Doughnuts and Disaster: A Maple Lane Cozy Mystery (Maple Lane Mysteries) by [Phipps, C. A.]The threat was real.

Her best friend could die.

Can Maddie save her in time?

The call surprised her. Maddie had been baking jelly doughnuts for her best friend’s salon for a year. Now, the order has been canceled. What does this mean? Is it the first sign of the apocalypse? Her friend adores the doughnuts, and now Maddie must get to the bottom of this mystery.

What is going on?

Angel loves her days in the salon, and her clients enjoy sweet treats she orders from her best friend, Maddie, but there’s just one problem, the stress of a killer in town has taken her appetite.

And this isn’t the only thing worrying her.

Why would Angel’s ex-husband be back in town?

Maddie’s boyfriend, the sheriff, hasn’t been able to crack the string of murders. She may need to give him a gentle hand with this one.

You’ll love the clues aplenty in this cozy mystery because everyone enjoys figuring out the riddles.

The Maple Lane Mysteries are light, cozy mysteries featuring a quirky cat-loving bakery owner who discovers she’s a talented amateur sleuth.   (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle











Mother's Day Mayhem (A Tourist Trap Mystery) by [Cahoon, Lynn]Picturesque South Cove, California, is the perfect place to celebrate Mother’s Day, but not everyone is feeling motherly . . .

Jill Gardner, owner of Coffee, Books, and More is almost out of Mother’s Day cards. She has a few more in stock, but she’s set them aside because she needs Greg’s help choosing one for his mother. It’ll be Jill’s first time meeting her boyfriend’s mother, and she’s understandably nervous.

Turns out Jill isn’t the only one having feelings about mothers. Kyle, who works at the antiques store next door, needs to find the perfect card for a mother he hasn’t seen since he was five—when she went away to jail. But her arrival in South Cove isn’t exactly celebratory, her behavior toward her son unexpectedly restrained. Piqued, Jill discovers that a mother can never be replaced . . .

Praise for The Tourist Trap Mysteries

“I love the author’s style, which was warm and friendly . . . [A] wonderfully appealing series.”—Dru’s Book Musings

“Light, fun, and kept me thoroughly engaged.”—The Young Folks  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Audiobook