New Releases For The Week Of May 19th, 2019–Part 1

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of May 19th, 2019. I am going to divide the list into 4 days because there are so very 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.


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











Witch Way Down Under: A Witch Way Paranormal Cozy Mystery by [Hinchey, Jane]Tick Tock. Time is running out.

My parents are missing in outback Australia. Only they’ve left me clues. Clues that tell me they were close to a significant discovery – the location of a copper scroll that leads to untold treasures. A scroll that treasure hunters would kill for.

Now I’m in a race against time. Together with my Gran, best friend Jenna, my familiar Archie, and bad boy lawyer Blake Tennant, we head to an outback town called Arrowstrand, where the locals are hiding their own secrets, and I must rely on my magic and blind faith to venture into the unknown.

The stakes have never been higher; can I reach my parents before it’s too late or will they be lost forever?

This paranormal murder mystery will have you completely spellbound and laughing out loud!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback















The Saltwater Murder: A Cozy Historical Murder Mystery (The Posie Parker Mystery Series Book 7) by [Hathaway, L.B.]MURDERED WITH A BOX OF TEARS…

London, 1924

Posie Parker has been called to her most baffling case yet.

Amyas Lyle, London’s top young lawyer, has been found with his head in a box of poisoned saltwater.

It’s the perfect murder. But who hated him enough to do such a thing?

Following a trail of strange notes, all of which speak of the sea, and saltwater, Posie travels from London to the seaside resort of Whitley Bay, looking for answers. But nothing can prepare her for what she finds there.

Can Posie find Amyas Lyle’s cold-blooded killer before further deaths take place? Can she protect those Amyas has left behind?

As Britain celebrates an Olympic summer, will Posie manage to enjoy a holiday romance of her own? And just what is wrong with Inspector Lovelace? Why is he behaving so oddly? Is it anything to do with his new, smart appearance and some very carefully starched shirt collars?

This is a classic murder mystery which will appeal to fans of Agatha Christie and Downton Abbey. The Saltwater Murder is full of intrigue and red herrings, and is the seventh book in the delightfully classic Posie Parker Mystery Series, although this novel can be enjoyed as a stand-alone story in its own right. A clean read, with no graphic violence, sex or strong language.

This is NOT the end… Posie Parker returns for her next adventure, “Murder on the White Cliffs” later this year.


˃˃˃ THE POSIE PARKER MYSTERY SERIES available exclusively on Amazon:

‘Murder Offstage’ (Book #1)

‘The Tomb of the Honey Bee’ (Book #2)

‘Murder at Maypole Manor’ (Book #3)

‘The Vanishing of Dr Winter’ (Book #4)

‘Murder of a Movie Star’ (Book #5)

‘Murder in Venice’ (Book #6)

‘The Salwater Murder’ (Book #7)

To be the first to hear about L.B. Hathaway’s new releases sign up for the newsletter.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












Vegetables and Vengeance (Peridale Cafe Cozy Mystery Book 17) by [Frost, Agatha]

PRE-ORDER! Coming May 23rd 2019! The 17th book in the BESTSELLING Peridale Cafe Cozy Mystery Series!

*Kindle Unlimited and paperback will be available on release day!*

FULL BLURB COMING SOON! Book 17 in the Peridale Cafe Cozy Mystery series! Can be read as a standalone but will be enjoyed more as part of the series. A light, cozy mystery read with a cat loving and cafe-owning amateur female sleuth, in a small village setting with quirky characters. Written in British English. No cliffhanger, swearing, gore or graphic scenes! Contains mild peril.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle
















Collards & Cauldrons (A Southern Charms Cozy Mystery Book 5) by [Falls, Bella]Magic and mystery are only part of the Southern Charms of Honeysuckle Hollow…

Charli Goodwin’s leaving Honeysuckle Hollow again…but only temporarily. Led by her grandmother, she and her friends from their small Southern supernatural town are headed to Charleston for a special witch convention. Charli hopes that the short time away from her home will help her figure out how to navigate the new changes in her life. Unfortunately, fate has no intention of giving her a break.

When the grand dame of the Charleston magical society drops dead, the local witches close ranks against the outsiders. The clock is ticking for Charli to not only save her beloved Nana from arrest and persecution for the murder but also to connect with the first biological family member to reach out to her.

When the high stakes are like a pressure cooker about to explode, will Charli be able to solve the murder before her family blows apart?

Get some sweet tea and sit a spell to find out now in Collards & Cauldrons: A Southern Charms Cozy Mystery Book 5!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Captured, Escape, Repeat (The Sleuth Sisters Book 7) by [Pill, Maggie]In Book 7, Retta and her FBI agent boyfriend stop in Green Bay, Wisconsin, for the night. Lars goes out on a mysterious errand and disappears, leaving a text message that says he’s dumping Retta for an old flame.
The police take the message at face value, but Retta, sure it’s a lie, calls in sisters Faye and Barb. As they begin following leads, they meet three sisters who might be future versions of them: Betty, a sweetheart who loves the Green Bay Packers; DeeAnne, a dramatic type who is always in acting mode; and Lydia, a business-like grump. They say they don’t know where Lars could be, but something doesn’t smell right at their antique/vintage shop located in an old mill, and it isn’t just the many cats that roam the place freely.
Retta is soon captured and held prisoner. She escapes, is caught, and escapes again…and again, because Retta isn’t the type to give up.
Barb and Faye search frantically for her, with Styx the Newfoundland as their clumsy-but-dedicated ally. Their investigation leads to stolen Iraqi artifacts, an old farmhouse in the sticks, and assistance from a member of the Green Bay Packers. Knowledge is power, but success had better come quickly, because the criminals’ plan is for Retta–and anyone else who gets in their way–to die.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












Blackmail at Brunel: Piccadilly Ladies Club Mysteries by [Jane, Bettie]Unlocking the secrets of the past… 

Julia Barlow is the proud owner of her own building and Charing Cross Investigations is now officially open for business.

However, her job as a journalist is what takes her to the engine room at Rotherhithe station to write a story about the famed engineer responsible for the Thames Tunnel. An ordinary interview turns deadly when a paranoid Wade Emerson is convinced that Julia’s intentions are less than honorable.

Combining her love of history, architecture, and a good mystery, Julia Barlow is in her element. If only she can stay alive long enough to capture the killer.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle















Gardener's Greenhouse (Rosemary Harbor Mystery Book 3) by [Meadows, Wendy]Can Hillary get poor strong willed, yet sweet old Rose out of the line of (literal) fire, or will she and everyone’s lives and businesses go up in flames?

It’s getting hot in Rosemary Harbor, Massachusetts.  But not because it’s Summer time.

There’s been a fire at a popular bookstore, and Genevieve Hardcore, the store’s owner and a beloved local denizen with more than a few foes, was caught in the fiery blaze….

Looks like another hot case for amateur super sleuth, Hillary Sheridan-if Rosemary Harbor police chief Preston Holden doesn’t cool her tracks, first.

But Hillary has more than a good enough reason to stick her irons in the fire: her building’s landlord (and Hillary’s good friend), Rose Humbert, has just become Suspect #1 in the case for many reasons, including a very dubious history she has, one that puts her in hot water now.

This cozy mystery is a clean read: no graphic violence, sex, or strong language. It can be read in one to two hours. It is perfect for those moments when you are waiting at an appointment or want to enjoy a quick read.

Read all the Rosemary Harbor cozy mysteries:

1. Wine’s Up?
2. S’more Event
3. Gardener’s Greenhouse
4. The Diamond Hunt (coming soon)
5. Basket Delivery (coming soon)
6. Sticky Sweet (coming soon)  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle











Witch Boots on the Ground (Witch Detective Series Book 3) by [Barker, Constance]A Werewolf Scared of his Shadow, a Fairy Mob, and a Jilted Harpie

When a murder occurs in Nikatomia and Barry, the werewolf barista, is named as the top suspect, the gang must stay within their realm to help. But does Vana, Winnie and Alan know Barry all that well. He seems pleasant enough and more of a wuss than a fierce wolf. Is it all a role he’s playing? Some think so.

But there are other suspects, such as the fairy mob. It’s said the victim owed the fairy mob and you don’t want to mess with these tiny but treacherous beings. They may appear waif like, but they’ll kick your can from here to next week. Did one of the fairies lose control.

And then there’s the jilted lovers….a Harpie and a Siren. Could one of them have been the culprit?

***Find out in the third book in the Witch Detective Series***  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle















Fairmont Finds a Poet (Fairmont Finds Canine Cozy Mysteries Book 2) by [Lawley, Cate]When words kill…

A knife may have been the means of his murder, but did the victim’s poetry play a part in his death? Or perhaps his complicated love life is at the heart of this mystery.

When the wrong man is arrested for poet Pablo Navarro-Silva’s murder, Zella’s friends convince her to lend a hand in finding the real killer. Zella and her new friends in White Sage, Texas team up to dig into Pablo’s past and solve the crime.

Can four ladies and their four-legged friend Fairmont find a killer before there’s another victim?

Recipes and Fairmont-approved dog training tips included.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle














Peonies and Poison: Mystery (Diana Flowers Floriculture Mysteries Book 4) by [Loren, Ruby]Making cupcakes can be murder.

Especially when someone has poisoned them.

Diana knows she’s being framed for a crime she didn’t commit, but who is out to make her look guilty, and why?

Speaking of secret enemies… Fergus has done something terrible. Now part of a new crime-fighting duo, Diana finds herself immersed in a deep, dark conspiracy theory. At the heart of it is a mystery that has baffled investigators for decades. The whole thing is more ridiculous than anything Fergus has ever previously believed.

The worst part is… she’s starting to think it might all be true.

Now, more than ever, she needs to find a logical answer… or face accepting something that defies scientific explanation.   (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













SKiller Knots (The Bad Hair Day Mysteries Book 9) by [Cohen, Nancy J.]et sail for murder and mayhem when hairstylist Marla Shore and her fiancé cruise to the Caribbean with a killer on board in this cruise ship cozy mystery.

Hairstylist Marla Shore is looking forward to a romantic interlude with her fiancé, Detective Dalton Vail, on their first Caribbean cruise. Her excitement hits a snag when she discovers his parents have come along for the ride. It isn’t how she might have chosen to meet her future in-laws, but she hopes they’ll have smooth sailing ahead.

The first sign of trouble is a mysterious note addressed to Martha Shore on her cabin door. Marla assumes the sender spelled her name wrong but is disturbed by the message. When she meets her dinner companions and learns they’ve received similar notes, she suspects something isn’t kosher, and it’s not the lobster on the menu. Moreover, Dalton’s parents have been seated at another table by mistake. Is it a mere mishap, or something more?

Their tablemates all seem to know each other as colleagues from an art museum, where an artist died recently under dubious circumstances. When her dinner companions start disappearing one-by-one, Marla realizes they’re headed for stormy waters. If she doesn’t find the culprit fast, she might end up with a one-way ticket to Davy Jones’s locker.

Killer Knots was originally published by Kensington. This Author’s Edition has been revised and updated with added bonus materials.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback















The Body on the Roof by [Creager, Kevin]“Odd happenings, misdirection, and suspense.” –LibraryThing

Everybody in the village liked Grace Mathison, but, when the body of this retired schoolteacher is found on the roof of her home, it is up to the small-town police force to determine what has happened and why.

The residents of Summerfield, Ohio, under investigation and ranging in character, all add pieces to the puzzle. But the more the police department learns, the more questions they have, and the scope of their investigation grows. Solving the death of Grace Mathison is only the beginning, and the reputations of several leading citizens become at risk. In a town where everyone knows everyone else, the most danger comes from trying to keep something hidden.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback
















Pineapple Puppies: A Pineapple Port Mystery: Book Nine - A cozy dog mystery (Pineapple Port Mysteries 9) by [Vansant, Amy]

Puppies have taken over book NINE of the hilarious Pineapple Port mystery series from Wall Street Journal and USA TODAY Best-Selling author Amy Vansant!

Someone has left puppies on the doorsteps of Pineapple Port’s residents, but the adorable balls of fur seem to be connected to the murder of a nearby millionaire with too many heirs of his own. Meanwhile, Mariska’s been framed for baking a killer cake, and Charlotte must clear her name

Fans of classic cozy mysteries will adore this whodunnit packed with puppies, baking, horses, sneaky maids and a dead rich man!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle



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