New Releases For The Week Of August 4th 2019–Part 2

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


Battered: A Whipped and Sipped Mystery (Whipped and Sipped Mysteries Book 1) by [Gottlieb, G. P.]

Alene Baron is the proud owner of Whipped and Sipped, a café that offers healthful, delectable food and drinks. Her life consists of dreaming up new recipes, raising her three children, and arguing with her ex-husband–until her neighbor and close friend is murdered. She imagines nearly everyone she knows as a possible suspect. After a second attack, Alene is determined to find the true killer … before she, or her family, become targets.

About the author:
Already known for her imaginative baking and fabulous dinners, G.P. Gottlieb began writing throughout her varied career. After recovering from breast cancer, she turned to writing in earnest, melding her two loves, nourishment for mind and body in recipe-laced murder mysteries. She is also the host of New Books in Literature, a podcast of the New Books Network.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback















Sanctuary. It’s the perfect town. . . to hide a secret.

To Detective Maggie Knight, the death of Sanctuary’s star quarterback seems to be a tragic accident. Only, everyone knows his ex-girlfriend is the daughter of a witch – and she was there when he died.

Then the rumours start

Bereaved mother Abigail will stop at nothing until she has justice for her dead son. Her best friend Sarah will do everything in her power to protect her accused daughter. And both women share a secret that could shatter their lives.

It falls to Maggie to prevent her investigation – and Sanctuary itself – from spiralling out of control.

A gripping thriller for fans of Big Little Lies, A Discovery of Witches and The Familars.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook













That Broke Witch!: The Coffee Coven's Cozy Capers by [Andrews, M.Z.]Being willed their best friend’s house has become both a blessing and a curse for old college friends, Gwyn Prescott, Char Bailey, Phyllis Habernackle, and Loni Hodges.

Their blessing is being able to rent out Kat’s house offering the old friends a new source of income in their golden years. The curse comes when they realize their new property requires extensive repair work before they can rent it out, and none of them have the spare cash to do the work. They quickly realize that you gotta have money to make money.

So what will they ever do?

When a cockamamie scheme to make money presents itself, the women jump at the chance to make some fast cash. But to just what extent will they go to save Kat’s house? Mix-ups, miscommunications, and misunderstandings are the key words in this new crazy caper.

In addition to another fast-paced mystery, enjoy a host of new zany characters, more priceless quips from your favorite character, Gwyn’s mother Hazel, cameo appearances by some of The Witch Squad, AND a surprise engagement!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












The Dead of Summer: A Piper Blackwell Mystery by [Rabe, Jean]



Shouts of delight turn to screams of terror when a carnival ride goes berserk at the Spencer County Fair. Sheriff Piper Blackwell must contain the chaos and investigate the possible sabotage, even as she tries to solve a local businessman’s horrific murder.

But managing two investigations with at least one killer on the loose pushes the young officer and her tiny staff to their limits. Can Piper catch the murderer, or will the summer’s body count continue to rise?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback















Bad Day at the Vulture Club: Baby Ganesh Agency Book 5 by [Khan, Vaseem]In the gripping new Baby Ganesh Agency novel, Inspector Chopra and his elephant sidekick investigate the death of one of Mumbai’s wealthiest citizens, a murder with ramifications for its poorest.

The Parsees are among the oldest, most secretive and most influential communities in the city: respected, envied and sometimes feared.

When prominent industrialist Cyrus Zorabian is murdered on holy ground, his body dumped inside a Tower of Silence – where the Parsee dead are consumed by vultures – the police dismiss it as a random killing. But his daughter is unconvinced.

Chopra, uneasy at entering this world of power and privilege, is soon plagued by doubts about the case.

But murder is murder. And in Mumbai, wealth and corruption go in hand in hand, inextricably linking the lives of both high and low…  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook















Raging Seas (A Rowan Gray Mystery Book 9) by [Hart, Lily Harper]For years, Rowan Gray has been searching for answers. She’s finally going to get them.
The group of people haunting her, the society that ripped her family apart, are due to arrive on The Bounding Storm … and nobody believes their goals are altruistic. That’s only proven true when death visits The Bounding Storm in their wake, leaving a mountain of questions and not enough answers.
Who are these people?
What do they want?
Quinn Davenport, head of security and Rowan’s boyfriend, is determined to figure out their plan, fight the effort, and eradicate the shadow that’s hanging over the future he plans on sharing with Rowan. They’re going to stand and fight together, no matter the outcome. To carry out the mission, they’re going to need a little help.
Rowan’s father and uncle board the ship in an undercover capacity, so it’s all hands on deck for the final ride. Before it’s over, Rowan will know the truth … and come face to face with an enemy she didn’t see coming.
This is the end, but it could lead to a new beginning.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Time for the Dead (Rhona MacLeod) by [Anderson, Lin]Time for the Dead is a gripping crime novel by Lin Anderson and sees forensic scientist Rhona MacLeod discover that a terrifying war is unfolding on Scotland’s Isle of Skye.

When forensic scientist Rhona MacLeod returns to her roots on Scotland’s Isle of Skye, a chance encounter in the woods behind a nearby activities centre leads her to what seems to be a crime scene, but without a victim. Could this be linked to a group of army medics, who visited the centre while on leave from Afghanistan and can no longer be located on the island?

Enlisting the help of local tracker dog Blaze, Rhona starts searching for a connection.

Two days later a body is found at the base of the famous cliff known as Kilt Rock, face and identity obliterated by the fall, which leads Rhona to suspect the missing medics may be on the island for reasons other than relaxation. Furthermore, elements of the case suggests a link with an ongoing operation in Glasgow, which draws DS Michael McNab into the investigation.

As the island’s unforgiving conditions close in, Rhona must find out what really happened to the group in Afghanistan, as the consequences may be being played out in brutal killings on Skye . . .  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle.Hardcover, Audiobook













Dead Pelican (Spy Shop Mystery Book 2) by [Haneberg, Lisa]Honeymooners hoping to find a quiet spot for a romantic picnic instead discover the dead body of Forrest Yates, a top birding guide and bottom-dweller human. The murder rattles the local birding association as they prepare for the yearly influx of Sandhill Cranes and the wanna-be ornithologists who flock to the island to watch them. With Ned “The Pelican Man” Quinn as their sidekick, Xena and her team explore the dark side of birding and the tenuous relationship between commerce and nature to solve the case.

Is the killer targeting birdwatchers on Galveston Island? Who might be next? Private investigator Xena Cali and her team will need to use cars, boats, kayaks, drones, bird calls, the Dude Scrubber, and every gadget in their ditty bags to bag the bad girl or guy. She ruffles a lot of feathers as she winds her way to the final battle for justice.

Dead Pelican is the second full-length book in the Spy Shop Mystery series. If you like fast-paced crime novels, clever satire and gritty beach towns, then you’ll love Lisa Haneberg’s humorous mystery.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback












Ghosts are People Too: A Chantilly Adair Psychic Medium Cozy Mystery (The Chantilly Adair Psychic Medium Cozy Mystery Series Book 2) by [Ridder Aspenson, Carolyn]When her best friend Gen comes from Birmingham for an extended visit, psychic medium Chantilly Adair can’t wait to show her Castleberry, Georgia. Excited to introduce her to what makes her home town so unique, Chantilly plans to throw a party the size of Atlanta’s Mercedes Stadium. Though she hasn’t attempted an event that big since her own wedding, she’s ready and willing to take the ball and run with it.

But when trouble comes to town in the form of her best friend’s soon-to-be ex-husband, threatens both Chantilly and Gen, and winds up dead in the cellar of a local historical property, her plans change.

The cops can’t find a suspect, other than Gen, of course.

Now, for Chantilly to clear her best friend, she’ll need help from the property’s owner, who just happens to be dead…  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













The Time for Murder is Meow (A Purr N Bark Pet Shop Mystery Book 1) by [LoTempio, T. C.]Shell and her two furry sidekicks must cat-ch a killer to save their pet shop

Crishell “Shell” McMillan sees the cancellation of her TV series as a blessing in disguise. The former actress can now take over her late aunt’s pet shop, the Purr N’ Bark, and do something she loves.

While getting the shop ready for re-opening, Shell is asked to loan her aunt’s Cary Grant posters to the local museum for an exhibit. She finds the prospect exciting—until a museum board member, who had a long-standing feud with Shell’s aunt, votes against it. When she discovers the board member dead in the museum, Shell becomes suspect number one. Can she, her Siamese cat Kahlua, and her new sidekick—her aunt’s Persian Purrday—find the real culprit, or will her latest career go up in kitty litter?


“[A] buoyant start to a new series … Fans of feline mysteries will relish The Time for Murder is Meow‘s pet shop framework in this story of finding one’s second act.”—Foreword Reviews

“[An] entertaining series debut. … Feline-loving cozy fans will be satisfied”—Publishers Weekly  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback