New Releases For The Week Of July 28th, 2019–Part 2

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of July 28th, 2019. I am going to divide the list into 4 days because there are so very very many of them for the 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 Sanctuary Murders: The Twenty Fourth Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew by [Gregory, Susanna]In 1360 Edward III issues a call to arms, as sporadic attacks by the French threaten to turn into a full-blown invasion. In Cambridge, fear of the enemy is magnified by the belief that foreign agents are lurking in the area. Tension runs ever higher as rumours and ignorance fan the flames of suspicion amid preparations for war.

And then the first murder occurs – of a French scholar living in the town.

At Michaelhouse, Brother Michael is now Master, but his reach of power in the University is under threat by the election of a new Chancellor and his cohort of dubious advisors. Soon, the Colleges begin to squabble amongst themselves, as well as with the town that never wanted a University in the first place.

Amidst this atmosphere of swelling distrust, physician Matthew Bartholomew is called upon to investigate mysterious deaths in a nearby hospital. He quickly realises that there is something odd about the inmates and their keepers – something dark and deadly, which seems to be connected to the growing number of murders in the town. Pressure mounts as the University and the town clamour for answers, leading Bartholomew and Michael in a frantic quest for a solution before the powder-keg of animosity in Cambridge is ignited.  (Amazon)

 

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sacred Vines: A Finger Lakes Wine Mystery Novel by [Stevens, Don]Book 2 in the Finger Lakes Wine Mystery series.

“This is a stand alone murder mystery novel for fans of traditional detective or cozy mysteries such as Midsomer plus food and culinary mystery novels.”

★★★★★

What starts with a flaming car rolling down a hill into Conesus Lake turns into the next Finger Lakes Wine Mystery for Investigator Louis Deville. He and Investigator Reginald Scudder work on what appears to be an accident. The local sergeant invites them to stay and help with a case he calls “sensitive”. The new death is not helping the town’s local economy, where the major draw is a local winery.

With the recent drowning of a young boy and now another death in the same lake, the Willows Pond Winery is struggling. While the owners try to keep the winery of the small town going, and what’s left of their family together, there is more mayhem underfoot.
Nearby, at a monastery which is eerily familiar to Deville, a nun is busy trying to save souls, while a drifter is missing and considered a suspect.

An autistic young man holds a troubling secret, a nurse who knows the victim all too well, and a mother who is suffering from her own demons all hold clues to horrific events.

Can Deville save a young girl from the same fate of her twin brother, while trying to solve a murder mystery case which has more twists than a lake itself? And can he keep his sanity from his own past and from the meddling innkeepers who seem to know everything about everyone?

This cozy mystery novel is set in the small town of Conesus in the Finger Lakes of New York, where food and wine are plentiful. This new cozy mystery series features a traditional detective who solves a murder mystery in each novel.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TAKEN TO DIE: A Grace Gabbiano Mystery (Book 5) by [Simas, Ann]Taken to Die (A Grace Gabbiano Mystery, Book 5)

Something is amiss in the night skies

It started with crop circles in farmers’ fields, and then more crop circles. And after that came the animal mutilations, one a cow, the other a sheep. An unidentified flying object appeared about the same time, shining a bright white beam down from its belly.

What in the galaxy is happening in Coburg?

Grace Gabbiano is determined to find out, but these events aren’t every-day occurrences that can be investigated like a shop-lifting or a barking dog complaint. They require specialized research, and assistance from a UFO specialist, a necropsy specialist, and anyone else with Mr. Spock’s knowledge of space.

The little green men aren’t green, they’re grey

The peeping alien has a big head and big black eyes, but he’s the least of Grace’s worries. For a change, Chief Aidan Cruz is on board with her outlandish theories, but that doesn’t solve the deeper problem they haven’t even recognized yet. The threat to Grace’s life is much more sinister than little green men.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Broomstick Blend (A Paramour Bay Cozy Paranormal Mystery Book 8) by [Layne, Kennedy]A baffling whodunit arises while comical antics abound as USA Today Bestselling Author Kennedy Layne continues her Paramour Bay Mysteries…

Lady bugs, bumblebees, and butterflies are enjoying the humid summer days and nights in the quaint Connecticut coastal town of Paramour Bay. Completely exhausted, Raven Marigold is doing everything she can to keep her cool after the town mysteriously loses power. No electricity means no coffee…no coffee means that Raven’s nerves are more than a bit frayed.

After a bit of investigating, Raven discovers evidence that witchcraft might have been involved in causing the power outage that has puzzled the residents and left them a little bit cranky. Well, their irritability turns into straight up panic when a possible murder victim is discovered smack dab in the middle of the town’s cobblestone square.

Bring a flashlight if you want to help Raven and the rest of the gang solve this latest blackout mystery that will have you scrambling to turn the pages until the very last sentence!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mydworth Mysteries - A Shot in the Dark (A Cosy Historical Mystery Series Book 1) by [Costello, Matthew, Richards, Neil]From the authors of the best-selling series CHERRINGHAM

Sussex, England, 1929. Mydworth is a sleepy English market town just 50 miles from London. But things are about to liven up there, when young and handsome Sir Harry Mortimer returns home from his diplomatic posting in Cairo, with his beautiful and unconventional American wife, Kat. No sooner have the two arrived, when a jewel robbery occurs at Harry’s aunt’s home – Mydworth Manor. The police are baffled and overwhelmed with the case. But Harry and Kat have an edge in the hunt for the dangerous culprit: not only do they have certain useful “skills” they’ve both picked up in service of King, President and Country, they also have access to parts of English society that your average bobby can’t reach …

Co-authors Neil Richards (based in the UK) and Matthew Costello (based in the US), have been writing together since the mid-90s, creating innovative content and working on major projects for the BBC, Disney Channel, Sony, ABC, Eidos, and Nintendo to name but a few. Their transatlantic collaboration has underpinned scores of TV drama scripts, computer games, radio shows, and the best-selling mystery series Cherringham. Their latest series project is called Mydworth Mysteries.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grave Expectations (A Dickens of a Crime Book 2) by [Redmond, Heather]In this clever reimagining of Charles Dickens’s life, he and fiancée Kate Hogarth must solve the murder of a spinster wearing a wedding gown . . .

London, June 1835: In the interest of being a good neighbor, Charles checks in on Miss Haverstock, the elderly spinster who resides in the flat above his. But as the young journalist and his fiancée Kate ascend the stairs, they are assaulted by the unmistakable smell of death. Upon entering the woman’s quarters, they find her decomposing corpse propped up, adorned in a faded gown that looks like it could have been her wedding dress, had she been married. A murderer has set the stage. But to what purpose?

As news of an escaped convict from Coldbath Fields reaches the couple, Charles reasonably expects the prisoner, Ned Blood, may be responsible. But Kate suspects more personal motives, given the time and effort in dressing the victim. When a local blacksmith is found with cut manacles in his shop and arrested, his distraught wife begs Charles and Kate to help. At the inquest, they are surprised to meet Miss Haverstock’s cold and haughty foster daughter, shadowed by her miserably besotted companion. Secrets shrouded by the old woman’s past may hold the answers to this web of mystery. But Charles and Kate will have to risk their lives to unveil the truth . . .  (Amazon)

Editions Available:   Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GRIEF IN THE GÂTINE: Catherine Patterson Mysteries by [HALEY, GM]

 

Fourth in the Catherine Patterson Mystery series.Catherine is delighted when her chambres d’hôtes has an influx of ‘gastro tourists’ attracted by the local Michelin starred restaurant, only to discover some unscrupulous dealings have been going on. Meanwhile her gîte guests get more than they bargained for when a ‘murder mystery’ scenario, set up for their enjoyment, goes seriously wrong. Catherine soon becomes deeply entangled in circumstances which can’t be resolved without the aid of Inspector Maupetit – and he’s not best pleased at her interference!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Double Cheese Burger Murder: A Sleepy Creek Cozy Mystery (A Burger Bar Mystery Book 2) by [Point, Rosie A.]Another murder. Another burger. And Christie Watson is back on the case! 

Suspended detective Christie Watson has decided not to get involved in any more murder cases. She’s got to keep her nose clean in case her old boss checks in on her. There’s plenty of fun to be had in Sleepy Creek–delicious double cheeseburgers, hilarious antics from the terrible twins, and… mysterious strangers hanging around?

When another resident of the town dies, Christie realizes that staying out of this case might be the one thing she can’t afford to do. Especially, when her best friend’s innocent cousin becomes suspect number one.

Can she solve the case before another Sleepy Creeker is killed?

Tuck into an afternoon of burgers and mystery. One-click purchase your cozy mystery caper now!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Sibling (A Braxton Mystery Book 3) by [Moody, Diane]From Amazon Bestselling author, Diane Moody – The Sibling.

A murder in Braxton, Tennessee? Poor little town. If it’s not one thing, it’s another. An untimely death under nefarious circumstances spawns an odd lineup of potential suspects. Who killed one of Braxton’s favorite sons?

New resident and pastor Peyton Gellar has already conducted more than his share of funerals for such a small town, but this one hits close to home.

Aubrey Evans, in town for her father’s funeral, is concerned by her mother’s state of mind. With the help of the handsome new pastor, Aubrey extends her visit to help her mother, and finds herself drawn into the local intrigue.

A fateful baptism, an estranged brother, a mysterious button, and a Vegas showgirl. Once again the stage is set.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Knot on Her Life (A Quilting Mystery Book 7) by [Marks , Mary]While quilter Martha Rose awaits the birth of her granddaughter, a neighborhood girl appears at her door with a mystery that can’t be pinned down . .

  Martha’s eager to finish the baby quilt she’s making for her new granddaughter, but she scraps those plans when a young girl rings her doorbell begging for help. Poppy Halaby, the foster child of Martha’s neighbor, is an orphan whose parents were murdered by a killer who was never caught. When Poppy’s doting foster mom falls suspiciously ill, Martha is determined to keep the child safe. But she’ll have to unravel more about Poppy’s parents to stitch a broken family back together again—and prevent another crime cut from the same cloth . . .

Praise for Mary Marks and her Quilting Mysteries
 
“A pleasurable and satisfying addition to any quilting mystery fan’s reading list.”
—Library Journal on Knot in My Backyard
 
“A mystery combined with wry humor.”
—Kirkus Reviews on Knot My Sister’s Keeper  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Whisker in the Dark: A purrfectly unputdownable cozy mystery (The Oyster Cove Guesthouse Book 2) by [Dobbs, Leighann]‘I am in book love with this series!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Discovering the 300-year-old skeleton of shipping tycoon Jedediah Biddeford in the ballroom wall is a big old hassle for Josie Waters, owner of the Oyster Cove Guesthouse. Especially when Biddeford’s descendants turn up, certain that a family legend about treasure buried nearby must be true.

Josie is too busy dreaming up the perfect cake for the Oyster Cove’s 250th anniversary celebration to worry about the Biddeford family – plus half the town – digging up her yard… until one of her guests is murdered in the guesthouse garden. 

With worries that her guesthouse will get a reputation for being the kind of place you only leave in a body bag, Josie must put her detective skills to work to find the killer. Lucky for her, Nero and Marlowe and their gang of cat sleuths are also on the case. 

From the old wharf, to the town common, to the guesthouse itself with its many nooks and crannies, the cats are sure to sniff out the killer… but can they help Josie stop the person behind the mysterious murder before they strike again?

A fantastic page-turner from a bestselling author, purrfeect for fans of Agatha Christie, Adele Abbott, cat lovers and everyone in between!

What readers are saying about A Whisker in the Dark

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘I LOVE this new series!!!!!… Marlowe and Nero and their little street gang of pawsome detectives make this book truly loveable and such a joy to read… The story is an extremely well written mystery with humans and cats both on the search for the killer. The author crafts a mystery with twists and turns that leave the reader guessing until the end.’ Goodreads Reviewer

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘This is quickly becoming one of my favourite series!… Not only are the characters (human and feline) awesome, the mystery was complex and I didn’t figure out who-done-it until it was revealed.’ Goodreads reviewer

⭐⭐⭐⭐‘The second in this series, I have found it to be just as delightful as the first… a mystery that keeps you guessingA wonderful cozy mystery that is quite a tale (tail)!’ Goodreads reviewer

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘This book was an absolute joy to read! I feel in love with Nero and Marlowe. The story is full of twists and turns and will keep you guessing.’ Goodreads reviewer

⭐⭐⭐⭐‘A purrfect addition to your summer reading list.’ Goodreads reviewer

⭐⭐⭐⭐‘Ms. Dobbs writes an entertaining and amusing story – a fun summer read and a treat for fans of feline sleuths.’ Goodreads reviewer

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘A fast-paced read that is even better than its predecessor… I love this series and am very excited to read more.’ Goodreads reviewer

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘A cute mystery with great characters… The book will keep you entertained till the last page.’ Goodreads reviewer

⭐⭐⭐⭐‘What could beat a murder mystery, with crime busting cats?! This book was great, both funny and intriguing. I enjoyed it very much.’ Goodreads reviewer  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lace and Lies: A paranormal cozy mystery (Vampire Knitting Club Book 7) by [Warren, Nancy]Cardinal Woolsey’s Yarn Shop has been chosen to appear on TV
Great publicity!
Until a murder stops the cameras…

Celebrity knitting designer Teddy Lamont is coming to Cardinal Woolsey’s knitting and yarn shop in Oxford to run a special class that will be televised.

Lucy Swift can’t wait to host the popular, flamboyant designer and boost her business.

But from the first day things go wrong. One student is nothing but trouble on and off camera. When she winds up dead, the publicity Lucy was hoping for turns out to be the wrong kind.

Lucy and her band of undead amateur sleuths have to figure out who the killer is before her business winds up dead.

Book seven in the best-selling Vampire Knitting Club series can be read on its own, but it’s also fun to read the entire series. You’ll find quirky characters, genuine mysteries, a novice witch and vampires who love to knit, but no violence, gore or swearing. Just good, clean, (murderous) fun.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cherringham - Episode 28-30: A Cosy Crime Compilation (Cherringham: Crime Series Compilations Book 10) by [Costello, Matthew, Richards, Neil]Jack’s a retired ex-cop from New York, seeking the simple life in Cherringham. Sarah’s a Web designer who’s moved back to the village find herself. But their lives are anything but quiet as the two team up to solve Cherringham’s criminal mysteries.

This compilation contains episodes 28 – 30.

A DINNER TO DIE FOR
When a new restaurant with a starred American chef opens in Cherringham, it seems the Spotted Pig has a worthy rival. But a series of disturbing incidents turns that rivalry into something dangerous – perhaps even fatal. Jack and Sarah get involved and soon discover dark secrets about the new chef Anna … Can they uncover what is really happening before both restaurants go belly-up?

THE DROWNED MAN
Accidents happen to Charley Clutterbuck. Always just scraping by, living on his ramshackle boat, not above the dodgy deal here and there … So when his body is found floating down river, accidental drowning seems the logical conclusion. But Charley’s pal Ray thinks it’s murder. And when Jack and Sarah get involved … they find themselves facing an unexpected danger as they uncover the strange truth.

THE GENTLEMAN VANISHES
Bernard Mandeville loves trains. Every Sunday, the elderly and frail Bernard, in perfect attire, purchases a ticket on the Great Cotswold’s Steam Railway, takes a seat in First-Class and revels in a journey from the past. But on one particular Sunday, in the midst of that short trip, the impossible happens. Bernard vanishes without a trace … The family reaches out to Sarah and Jack who must make their own remarkable journey on the rails … to track down the vanished gentleman!

Co-authors Neil Richards (based in the UK) and Matthew Costello (based in the US), have been writing together since the mid 90’s, creating content and working on projects for the BBC, Disney Channel, Sony, ABC, Eidos, and Nintendo to name but a few. Their transatlantic collaboration has underpinned scores of TV drama scripts, computer games, radio shows, and – most recently – the successful crime fiction series Cherringham.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dive Bar Detective: An "Olive or Twist" Mystery ("Olive or Twist" Mystery Series Book 1) by [Hay, Archer]Whether it’s getting to the bottom of a mystery or to the bottom of a liquor glass, these day drinkers will look for “proof” in more ways than one!

When the regulars at dive bar, Olive or Twist, discover their bank accounts are mysteriously being drained faster than their shot glasses, bartender, Brandy Alexander, takes the law into her own hands. Local police dismiss the crime as too menial to justify their resources, but Brandy knows the thief’s scheme is part of something much bigger. Will cozying up to a handsome police officer help Brandy glean the information she needs to launch her own investigation?

Between slinging drinks and hiding her canine bar bouncer, “Hairy Pawter,” from the health inspector, Brandy tries to cross suspects off her list. But her ride-or-die bestie, Emily, doesn’t help matters when she goes on a hilarious rogue crime spree of her own.

Can Brandy muddle a crew of loveable lushes into a crack investigative team? Or will the thief leave them all shaken and stirred?

Take one part mystery; mix well with one part humor; add a splash of romance, and garnish with some canine cuteness.

Book contains exclusive original cocktail recipes from a professional Mixologist!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Needled to Death (A Helping Hands Mystery Book 1) by [Ryan, Annelise]As a colleague of deputy coroner Mattie Winston, social worker Clothilde “Hildy” Schneider is no stranger to unsolved murders at Sorenson General Hospital. Except this time, it’s up to her to crack the case . . . 

Motivated by her own difficult past, Hildy has an unparalleled commitment to supporting troubled clients through grief and addiction in Sorenson, Wisconsin. But when a distraught group therapy member reveals disturbing details about her late son’s potential murder, Hildy goes from dedicated mental health professional to in-over-her-head amateur sleuth . . .

Alongside her loyal therapy Golden Retriever, Hildy stumbles through incriminating clues—and an unlikely partnership with Detective Bob Richmond, the irresistibly headstrong cop who shares her passion for helping others. With signs of foul play surfacing all over town, can Hildy and Detective Richmond pinpoint the deadly traits of a sharp-witted killer before another seat gets filled at grief therapy?
 
Praise for Annelise Ryan and her Mattie Winston series

“The funniest deputy coroner to cut up a corpse since, well, ever!”
—Laura Levine, author of Killer Cruise

“The forensic details will interest Patricia Cornwell readers . . . while the often slapstick humor and the blossoming romance between Mattie and Hurley will draw Evanovich fans.”  —Booklist  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook

 

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