New Releases For The Week Of August 11th, 2019–Part 2


Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of August 11th, 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.


The Armchair Detective and the Management Conspiracy: The Fellowship 1 of 4 by [Shimwell, Ian]


“You’ve got the job.”
“Me? Really? Are you sure?”

Why are the most unsuitable applicants suddenly successfully filling the situations vacant in Stokeham? Could the candidates be linked in some way?
Trench isn’t so sure, but Debsy’s ‘friend’ from holiday, Steven seems really keen to find a connection.
And Old Tom starts to think there could be more to this case than simply promoting hopeless hopefuls…  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle














The Ghostwriter and the Gems (A Lighthouse Inn Cozy Mystery Book 1) by [Sable, Jacqueline, Rose, Elizabeth]Everyone has had been stuck in a job they can’t stand, right? In this cozy mystery, free-spirited Annie Malone needs to ditch her dull, drab job, but doesn’t know how. She is in a rut. She needs a change, and fast. Thrown a lifeline from her moonlighting job as a ghostwriter, she packs her suitcase and heads up to idyllic Door County. Asked to ghostwrite a book for an impossible client by an almost-impossible editor, Annie wonders if she is in over her head. She needs the ghostwriting job, but is starting to suspect that all is not what it seems. Then Annie’s editor turns up dead, and her client goes missing. Amid the chaos, she makes fast friends with a bartender, Lizzy, and these two women sleuth to clear Annie’s name. Suddenly, the whole story changes and Annie herself is in danger. To top it all off, a dark mysterious stranger, Donovan Archer, is trying to romance her. Is Donovan who he says he is, and can he help her find her missing client? Annie doesn’t know who she can trust until it is almost too late…

Previously published as “Murder in Death’s Door County” under the pen name Elizabeth Rose. This updated version has undergone extensive editing and has a few new scenes.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Destiny Always Wins In The End (Diva Delaney Mysteries Book 13) by [Jayde, Anni]

Diva Delaney knows who the mysterious Chicago mob boss is posing as, but she can’t hunt him alone. She will have to team up with the agents from the Conjurer Apprehension Team to take Torrance and his allies down.

Thrust into a war against a veritable army of minions, Diva and her family, friends and allies will face danger like they’ve never encountered before. The agents from the CAT have a plan to deal with Torrance. It will take careful planning, a bit of luck and a dash of Armageddon to pull it off.

Meanwhile, Diva has her own personal problems to deal with. She still has the threat of finding out who she will be forming a new coven with hanging over her. Fate has already chosen her husband to be. Now she just has to wait for the Book of Crests to reveal his identity.   (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle















Trouble in Diablo Canyon (Will Travel for Trouble Book 15) by [Crockwell, Minnie]Minnie and Ben are back for more murder and mayhem!

Minnie Crockwell, recreational vehicle enthusiast and traveler, and her ghost companion, Ben, are heading north toward Colorado with a side trip to the Diablo Canyon Guest Ranch in northwest New Mexico.

Beautiful scenery, private cabins, picnics and cookouts, guided horseback trail rides…what’s not to like?

One victim will tell you…if they were still speaking. Minnie wanted a vacation, but murder and mayhem take no vacations.

Each story in the series can stand alone, but to avoid extensive repetition of the backstory, the books would be best read in order.

Book 1 – Trouble at Happy Trails
Book 2 – Trouble at Sunny Lake
Book 3 – Trouble at Glacier
Book 4 – Trouble at Hungry Lake
Book 5 – Trouble at Snake and Clearwater
Book 6 – Trouble in Florence
Book 7 – Trouble in Tombstone Town
Book 8 – Trouble in Cochise Stronghold
Book 9 – Trouble in Orange Beach
Book 10 – Trouble at Pelican Penthouse
Book 11 – Trouble at Island Castle
Book 12 – Trouble at Yellowstone
Book 13 – Trouble at Devils Tower
Book 14 – Trouble in El Paso
Book 15 – Trouble in Diablo Canyon  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Death Misconstrued: A 1930s Murder Mystery (Poison Ink Mysteries Book 4) by [Byers, Beth]Inspired by classic fiction and Miss Buncle’s Book. Death by the Book questions what happens when you throw a murder into idyllic small town England. 

May 1937 

Georgette Dorothy Marsh has been revealed as the author Joseph Jones and she decides happiness is being away from the town she fictionalized. She’s joined her friends in Bath and is enjoying the bookstores, the beautiful walks, and the teashops.

When she gets pulled into one book lover’s crazy life, Georgette realizes that a murder has occurred. Now, it’s a race against the killer as she tries to keep the book lover alive and find the murderer before the killer strikes closer to home.

Book FOUR in The Poison Ink Mysteries. Georgette Marsh might be a quiet wallflower and treated as such, but it’s time for this wallflower to blossom. Are you ready to journey with her as she decides to craft a new life? If so, you’ll love Miss Marsh! For fans of Carola Dunn, Jacqueline Winspear, Georgette Heyer, and Lee Strauss. 

A light, cozy historical mystery. No swearing, graphic scenes, or cliffhangers.

The Poison Ink Mysteries
1- Death By the Book
2- Death Witnessed
3- Death by Blackmail
4- Death Misconstrued
5- Deathly Ever After  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












Twisted at the Root: A Jane Lawless Mystery (Jane Lawless Mysteries Book 26) by [Hart, Ellen]Mystery Writers of America Grandmaster Ellen Hart’s intimate storytelling returns in Twisted at the Root, where Hart’s latest mystery shows the importance of finding the truth.

Everyone thought Rashad May and Gideon Wise were happily married. That is, until Rashad was convicted of his husband’s murder.

Four years later, Rashad’s brother contacts Ray Lawless – Minnesota private investigator Jane Lawless’s father and the original defense attorney on the case – with potential evidence of a wrongful conviction. When the case is reopened, Jane and her father must work together to attain justice for a grieving widower.

Who actually killed Gideon and why? There are suspects and motives galore, and Jane must discover the truth. She must also track down her missing brother, Peter, who was involved in the original trial, and who might be hiding secrets of his own.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook














Appraiser (A Remy Loh Bishop Mystery Book 1) by [James, R. Franklin]




Remy Loh Bishop is a thirty year old forensic technician determined to clear her name after she was accused of evidence tampering in a murder case. Now employed as an appraiser for an auction house, she’s still running down leads, but has a bigger problem when her first client ends up dead.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

















Double Trouble (Firefly Junction Cozy Mystery Book 6) by [Lovett, London]Firefly Junction meets Port Danby as Lola and Lacey take a trip to the Cider Ridge Inn in Double Trouble.

Sunni Taylor is finally going to meet Lola Button, the quirky antique dealer who sold her some rather unusual old photos of Cider Ridge Inn. When Lola arrives with her best friend, Lacey Pinkerton, Sunni and Lacey find they have a lot in common.

When Sunni’s friend, Raine, is invited to attend a Wiccan ceremony celebrating the Autumnal Equinox, the four women decide it would be fun and find themselves traipsing through the forest to attend the Mabon Apple Harvest Rite. Amidst the incense and incantations, a shocking discovery is made. A dead body. Sunni and her new sleuthing partner, Lacey, immediately jump into action. The two women are ready to pool their skills and find the killer.

Firefly Junction series:
1. Death in the Park
2. Killer Bridal Party
3. Murder at the Inn
4. A Humbug Holiday
5. Calamity at the Carnival
6. Double Trouble  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













The Director's Cut: A Patricia Fisher Mystery (Cruise Mysteries Book 3) by [higgs, steve]She’s over fifty, overweight, and in way over her head!

It’s well known that working in movies can be cutthroat, but no one expected that to be taken literally. 

It’s party time on board the Aurelia! On the LA to Hawaii leg, a Hollywood film crew are shooting scenes for a new action movie and Barbie has been given a bit-part role. It’s all great fun and Patricia isn’t surprised when her cute, blonde friend attracts the attention of the handsome A-lister male lead.

But when he is found murdered in the upper deck pool and the killer leaves a message saying Barbie is next, it falls to Patricia to work out who the killer is.

With her trusted butler, Jermaine, good friend, Barbie, and lame-duck Shane Sussmann, an odd-looking film extra she befriended, Patricia will have plenty of help as she unravels the truth. The prime suspect has an ironclad alibi though and there is definitely something going on with the film’s beautiful female lead.

Will there be more bodies? Will the new deputy captain be of assistance this time? Will Jermaine be able to serve tea at four o’clock?

It’s going to take more than luck to solve this one. Can she survive The Director’s Cut?

Praise for Steve Higgs:
‘Be prepared to struggle with getting anything else done, as you will want to keep reading.’
‘Truly delightful tales of mystery and misadventure.’
‘Higgs is a wonderful author with great character development which includes an enticing cast of misfits.’
‘A great crime comedy with a group of zany characters. I really enjoyed the book and look forward to the next one. Highly recommended!’
‘Higgs makes everything and everyone come alive.’  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Pentacle Pawn Boxed Set — The Prequel and Trilogy: Books 1-4 by [Hartford, Amanda]Maggie Flournoy runs a pawn shop for magical objects, but sometimes things can get out of hand.

This boxed set of paranormal cozy mysteries — more than 140,000 words — includes the first Pentacle Pawn trilogy and the prequel:

The Sea Turtle Spell (prequel): Maggie’s witchy family runs a pawn shop for magical objects in New Orleans. One of her relatives killed her husband – and her grandmother’s cat is ready to snitch.

The Blue Amber Spell : Maggie moves to the desert resort city of Scottsdale, Arizona, but life is complicated. There’s a dead body in the lobby and a tiger that’s materialized in the basement. Oh, and her late husband is back. It’s going to be a long day.


The Viking Horn Spell: Maggie’s nemesis Penelope is back, and an ancient drinking horn causes witchy chaos.

The Dragon Puzzle Spell: The final installment in the Pentacle Pawn trilogy concludes with a frantic battle of wits and magic — and a showdown of prehistoric proportions in the Superstition Mountains.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle














Killer Classes (A Spencer University Cozy Mystery Book 3) by [Turner, Laina]Education is important. Who knew it was also dangerous!

Fall semester is starting at Spencer University, and Olivia is looking forward to an uneventful school year.

However, when the president of the university, Thaddeus Stoddard, doesn’t show up for the fall kick-off meeting, it looks like things will be anything but normal.

His wife Candy comes to Olivia for help, but Olivia isn’t convinced he’s missing. When Candy receives a ransom note, and one of the Thaddeus’ colleagues said he was about to divorce Candy because she was cheating, things take a turn.

Can Olivia find out the truth before it’s too late and the President goes missing forever?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Candy, Carpenters and Candlesticks (Beachside Books Magical Cozy Mystery Book 4) by [Lester, Paula, Thomas, Lisa B.]Secret admirer or savvy killer?

When Paige discovers an old love letter in a used book in her shop, she hopes to find its owner to see how the story turned out. But when the letter’s writer turns up dead, she’s determined to bring the killer to justice.

Not only that, but it’s her boyfriend’s first Halloween since moving to Comfort Cove from Italy, and he’s expecting big things from the coven. Can Paige juggle running her bookshop, repairing her house, and solving a murder without going batty?

Candy, Carpenters and Candlesticks is book 4 in the Beachside Books Magical Cozy Mysteries. Readers can expect the unexpected as they try to solve the mysteries along with their favorite witch sleuth.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback















Pride, Prejudice and Poison: A Jane Austen Society Mystery by [Elizabeth Blake]Perfect for fans of Laura Levine and Stephanie Barron, Elizabeth Blake’s Jane Austen Society mystery debut is a mirthfully morbid merger of manners and murder.

In this Austen-tatious debut, antiquarian bookstore proprietor Erin Coleridge uses her sense and sensibility to deduce who killed the president of the local Jane Austen Society.

Erin Coleridge’s used bookstore in Kirkbymoorside, North Yorkshire, England is a meeting place for the villagers and, in particular, for the local Jane Austen Society. At the Society’s monthly meeting, matters come to a head between the old guard and its young turks. After the meeting breaks for tea, persuasion gives way to murder—with extreme prejudice—when president Sylvia Pemberthy falls dead to the floor. Poisoned? Presumably…but by whom? And was Sylvia the only target?

Handsome—but shy—Detective Inspector Peter Hadley and charismatic Sergeant Rashid Jarral arrive at the scene. The long suspect list includes Sylvia’s lover Kurt Becker and his tightly wound wife Suzanne. Or, perhaps, the killer was Sylvia’s own cuckolded husband, Jerome. Among the many Society members who may have had her in their sights is dashing Jonathan Alder, who was heard having a royal battle of words with the late president the night before.

Then, when Jonathan Alder narrowly avoids becoming the next victim, Farnsworth (the town’s “cat lady”) persuades a seriously time-crunched Erin to help DI Hadley. But the killer is more devious than anyone imagines.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook