New Releases For The Week Of May 12th, 2019–Part 2


Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of May 12th, 2019. I am going to divide the list into 4 days because there are so many of them for this week. Today is the second day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.



The witty and enchanting third novel from the well-loved actress and Sunday Times­-bestselling author of Not Quite Nice and Nice Work (If You Can Get It) follows the hilarious antics of a group of retired expats in the South of France

The beautiful town of Bellevue-sur-Mer, tucked between glitzy Monte Carlo and the plush red carpets of Cannes, is home to Theresa, Carol, William, Benjamin and Sally: five retired expats who have pooled their resources to set up La Mosaïque, a divine little restaurant.

But there is trouble in paradise: the friends are desperately struggling to make ends meet, and when the much hoped for sale of their Picasso mosaic falls through they realise it will take every bit of their talent and gumption to save La Mosaïque. But with fussy customers, obnoxious cruise parties and a failing delivery van, it’s certainly not going to be easy.

On top of this, Theresa and Sally have their own distractions. Theresa’s teenage granddaughter has gone missing, and the chap she’s run off with sounds distinctly unsavoury; plus she’s getting mysterious phone calls, and the strong sense that someone’s watching her. Meanwhile, Sally’s run into the Markhams: a grisly husband and wife pair of luvvies from her acting days, whose jibes are enough to send her on an ill-advised search for the limelight.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Hardcover, Paperback











The Colours of Murder (A Susie Mahl Mystery) by [Carter, Ali]If only death came with a warning…

Flirtatious American blonde, Miss Hailey Duke, should never have accepted a summer weekend invitation to Fontaburn Hall. But when the Honourable Archibald Cooke Wellingham’s gentrified house party are woken, in the early hours of Sunday morning, it’s too late: Miss Duke’s blood is on their hands.

With the aid of well-mannered Detective Chief Inspector Reynolds, intelligent Sergeant Ayari and loyal friend Dr Toby Cropper, Susie Mahl, on a timely commission drawing six racehorses nearby, seizes the opportunity to play detective for a second time. Her inquisitive nature, tenacity for truth and artist’s eye for detail make her ideally suited to the task in hand, but is she getting carried away by her previous triumph – even to the extent of endangering her reputation and her burgeoning relationship with Toby?

Enriched with candid observations of the British social classes, insights into the artist’s craft, and a strong dose of good humour, The Colours of Murder is a welcome return of Ali Carter’s amateur sleuth.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook













Backwoods Banshee (Southern Ghost Wranglers Book 4) by [Boyles, Amy]It’s a special night in Haunted Hollow, Alabama. The second most haunted town in the country will witness the yearly appearance of the spirit called the Backwoods Banshee.

Blissful and her gang of ghost wranglers, Ruth and Alice, are ready for the sighting. But when a rival band of geriatric hunters bet the Southern Ghost Wranglers that they won’t see the banshee first, the deal is on. The cost of losing? Public humiliation.

Blissful is determined to win the wager. Yet when the bet leads to murder and Ruth becomes the primary suspect, Blissful is determined to prove Ruth innocent.

If only life were that simple. To find the real killer, Blissful must strike a deal with the batty banshee, turn to her long-lost biological mother for help, and face a future that may not involve Roan Storm, the man Blissful is crazy about.

As Blissful closes in on the killer, she finds herself in the sites of the murderer.

Can she solve the murder before Ruth is convicted of a crime she didn’t commit? Or will Blissful become the killer’s next victim?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback













The Anglesey Murders: Unholy Island by [Jones, Conrad]DI Alan Williams is called to the recovery of two bodies from the sea at Trearddur Bay, during a storm. The lifeboat crew suspect they’re fishermen, washed away by a wave but they’re wrong. Alan and his detective sergeant, Kim Davies, realise the men were beaten and tied together before they entered the water. Two miles along the headland at Porth Dafarch, a third victim is found but there are no obvious links. As the number of victims increases, a major investigation team battles to unravel a deadly puzzle which, appears to have links to a series of historic murders from the 90’s.
In 1995, Peter Moore owned and operated the cinema in Holyhead. It is thought he assaulted over 40 men and he was arrested and charged with four murders, which he’d committed in as many months. He was jailed for life in 1996 and is still the only recorded Welsh serial killer. Fast forward to today and Detective Inspector Alan Williams is investigating a series of murders with uncanny similarities to the Peter Moore attacks. Is there a copycat on the loose or are the murders connected to the local underworld, which controls the supply of narcotics across North Wales and the North West? Finding a motive, is the challenge he might not win. ALL THE TIME THEY’RE TRACKING THE KILLER, THE KILLER IS STALKING THEM…

“If you’re looking for something to open your eyes, break your heart, and look to take action to promote change, start with The Journey.” Tiffany Hall – Beyond The Stars
“I have never read a book before where I have had to stop reading because I couldn’t cope with the emotions the book engendered in me but the author writes so powerfully that I HAD to finish it.” Joanna Lanum – Guest Reviewer
“Such an intense, chilling and eye-opening novel which is guaranteed to leave you utterly speechless.” Kaisha Holloway – The Writing Garnet
“The plot line is superb and the characters are brilliant and really help carry the story forward.” Donna Maguire – Donnas Book Blog
“It had me captivated until the end. An easy, fast-paced read!” Gemma Myers – Between The Pages Book Club  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












Apple-achian Treasure (Auntie Clem's Bakery Book 8) by [Workman, P.D.]


Erin is back on her feet again with the opening of Auntie Clem’s Bakery version 2.0. But her new partner is not the easiest person in the world to get along with and there are a lot of bumps in the road.

Reading about a secret treasure in Clementine’s papers, Erin decides to distract herself by putting back on her detective hat and she and her friends try their hands at solving the clues. Pretty soon, everyone knows that they are treasure hunting and things get interesting.

The race is on, but is the prize worth the price they will end up paying?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback















Plan to Fail (The Accidental Cases of Emily Abbott Book 2) by [Kirkpatrick, Perry]They’re on a date… but not really.

When Brent asks Emily to be his date, she knows it doesn’t mean anything. He has a mission requiring him to go undercover at a charity gala. After getting a makeover at his spy agency headquarters, she’s ready to assume the role of an opinionated book reviewer from New York.

The Gremlin is planning to steal and sell top-secret blueprints from the aerospace company for which he works. When Emily literally bumps into him at the gala, she is able to plant an ICS tracking chip on his glasses. But the Gremlin is smarter than they thought, and ICS finds themselves in the dark about his buyer. With time running out, and the sale imminent, Emily must rely on instinct and quick thinking to save the day.

“The Accidental Cases of Emily Abbott” is a series of clean spy-comedies set in Phoenix, Arizona.
1. Red Rover, Red Rover – May 6, 2019
2. Plan to Fail – May 13, 2019
3. Bad Things, Small Packages – May 27, 2019
4. Tutor, Nanny, Spit-up, Spy – June 17, 2019
5. A-Spying We Will Go – July 8, 2019
6. Once Upon a Dime – July 29, 2019  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Sweet Cream Ladies, Ltd. by [Fitzpatrick, Flo]


The plot hatches during a margarita fest at a Manhattan cafe. Create a contract-killing business. Get rid of pesky ex-husbands and professional rivals – and get off unemployment as well. But when an intoxicated Babs Harrison announces to the patrons of that diner that she and buddy Bootsie Kittredge are becoming hit-women, Bootsie wonders if the sanity train has left the station. Then the top three intended victims on the ladies’ list are murdered. Bootsie and Babs must deal with skeptical detectives, mob bosses, auditions, agents, a fake psychic and a magician with the uncanny ability to know where the ladies are at any given moment – all while trying to prove they are innocent. The question is – are they? “Sweet Cream Ladies, Limited. You call—we kill!”  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle
















Broom with a View (Wicked Witches of Coventry Book 3) by [Bourgeois, Sara]



A best friend on the mend, a love triangle that just might be a square, and a dead college co-ed – there’s never a dull moment in Coventry. But, can Brighton’s powers save her from a serial killer’s snare?

Broom with a View is the third book in the Wicked Witches of Coventry cozy mystery series.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle


















Deep Past: A Novel by [Linden, Eugen]If nature could invent intelligence of our scale in a blink of geologic time, who’s to say it hasn’t been done before…

A routine dig in Kazakhstan takes a radical turn for thirty-two-year-old anthropologist Claire Knowland when a stranger turns up at the site with a bizarre find from a remote section of the desolate Kazakh Steppe. Her initial skepticism of this mysterious discovery gives way to a realization that the find will shake the very foundations of our understanding of evolution and intelligence.

Corrupt politics of Kazakhstan force Claire to take reckless chances with the discovery. Among the allies she gathers in her fight to save herself and bring the discovery to light is Sergei Anachev, a brilliant but enigmatic Russian geologist who becomes her unlikely protector even as he deals with his own unknown crisis.

Ultimately, Claire finds herself fighting not just for the discovery and her academic reputation, but for her very life as great power conflict engulfs the unstable region and an unscrupulous oligarch attempts to take advantage of the chaos.

Drawing on Eugene Linden’s celebrated non-fiction investigations into what makes humans different from other species, this international thriller mixes fact and the fantastical, the realities of academic politics, and high stakes geopolitics—engaging the reader every step of the way.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook












Counterfeit Confections (The Donut Mysteries Book 41) by [Beck, Jessica]




Counterfeit Confections from New York Times Bestselling Author Jessica Beck!

When Suzanne, Jake, Momma, and Phillip decide to buy an old house and fix it up, they soon discover that the neglected property is being used as a base for an illegal operation. The more they dig into the old house, the more they realize that there are more problems with the fixer-upper than just wiring and plumbing, and they must investigate the case or risk losing everything.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle



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