New Releases For The Week Of November 3rd, 2019–Part 1

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of November 3rd, 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 first day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.


Wicked Saga: An Ivy Morgan Mystery Books 13-15 by [Hart, Lily Harper]


Ivy Morgan is a new witch with old friendships … and grudges. She’s finally found happiness with her fiancé Jack Harker. Of course, magic and mayhem keep them on their toes.
Friendship, family and love are the name in the game in Shadow Lake. Unfortunately, murder keeps intruding and life is a constant adventure for Jack and Ivy.
You’ll want to come along for the ride because this is a once-in-a-lifetime love with an occasionally out-of-control couple.

This three-book omnibus includes: Wicked Delight, Wicked Respite and Wicked Decisions.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle















Wicked Decisions (An Ivy Morgan Mystery Book 15) by [Hart, Lily Harper]Ivy Morgan is getting married, which means she needs a dress. Now that she’s finally embraced the idea of planning for the wedding (rather than just enjoying the marriage and honeymoon) she’s gung-ho to check things off her list.
The local dressmaker Zelda Morris has just the thing for Ivy. Before she can show it to her, though, she’s murdered in the back of her own store … while Ivy waits for her to return to the storefront. Unfortunately for Ivy, because she didn’t hear a thing, that makes her a suspect.
Jack Harker isn’t happy with the turn of events. He knows Ivy is innocent but he’s in a precarious position. If word gets out that he’s protecting his fiancée, then the Michigan State Police could take over the investigation, and he’s worried they might fixate on Ivy. That means he has to dig deep for answers … and what he finds is troubling.
It seems Zelda was only one of a multitude of women dating local lothario Henry Spencer, a man who has more girlfriends than brains. One of those girlfriends happens to be Ivy’s aunt, Felicity Goodings, which means the long eye of the law falls directly on both of them.
It’s up to Jack and Ivy to untangle a mess of motives and suspects, which include her beloved aunt. That causes issues with Ivy’s mother, who is loyal to her sister to a fault.
It’s a tense time, and it only gets worse when Ivy decides to embrace her magic and use it to solve the case.
There’s a killer on the loose and Ivy might be a target because she can’t keep her nose out of trouble. She needs to discover a killer, avoid this individual’s wrath, and continue planning her wedding if she wants a happily ever after.
It’s going to be a tall task.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Audiobook











Dotty Dreads a Disaster (Dotty Drinkwater Mystery Series Book 2) by [Ezzard, Diane]


Dotty spots men’s clothes floating in the duck pond then realises there’s a body still wearing them. Is foul play suspected? Of course. With Dotty’s bad luck, it couldn’t be anything else.
Jealousy, revenge, hatred and rage were all at work in nasty Nigel’s life. As head judge at the local spring fair he made many enemies but who hated him enough to kill him?
As Dotty and her friends get involved, they unravel more than expected.
Can you help Dotty solve this cozy mystery with its laugh out loud capers?
This is Book 2 in the Dotty Drinkwater Mystery Series but can be read as a standalone.
Grab your copy now.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle















The Chocolate Shark Shenanigans (Chocoholic Mystery Book 17) by [Carl, JoAnna]In the newest mystery from nationally bestselling author Joanna Carl, a dive into house flipping becomes a deadly flop….

When a house near Lee and Joe’s home goes up for sale, the couple teams up with Lee’s aunt and uncle, Nettie and Hogan, to buy it, remodel it, and resell it for a sweet profit. But after the owners of the house, the Baileys, accept their offer, a local developer, Richard “Spud” Dirk, suddenly swoops in with a higher one, and it seems their dreams might be snatched away.

Lee, never as passionate about the plan as her husband and uncle, is anxious to get back to focusing on managing TenHuis Chocolade. But when a long-hidden gun is found behind a pipe in the Baileys’ basement, she begins to suspect a mystery is afoot. And when Spud turns up dead in the Baileys’ carport a few days later, it becomes clear there’s something rotten at the foundation….

To solve the murder, Lee will have to strip away layers of secrets–that is, if someone doesn’t level her first….  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover













City of Scoundrels (A Counterfeit Lady Novel Book 3) by [Thompson, Victoria]An exciting new book in the series featuring Elizabeth Miles, con woman turned Lady, from the beloved national bestselling author of the Gaslight Mysteries.

Elizabeth Miles finds herself in a position no con can help her escape. Her beloved fiancé, Gideon Bates, is awaiting his turn in the draft to fight in the Great War. Elizabeth is finding it hard to think of anything else, but Gideon has thrown himself into his work, preparing wills for soldiers before they ship out. Corporal Tom Preston is part owner of Preston Shoes, a company that is making footwear for the army, so he has a rather large estate. He needs a new will, however, because he has just been secretly married to a woman whom his family would never approve. He wants to make sure she and their unborn child are provided for if he does not return.

When Tom is later reported killed, Elizabeth and Gideon learn that the new will has gone missing after Tom’s bride revealed her identity to his family. Unless the new will is found and validated, the original will, which leaves everything to Tom’s brother, will prevail and the wife and child will get nothing. If Tom’s new bride survives, that is. Some terrible threats have been leveled against her, and Elizabeth and Gideon must figure out a way, legal or not quite, to secure Tom’s fortune for his wife and child while saving her life in the process.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover













Spirits of the Season (Cloverville Mystery Series Book 4) by [Waverly, M.J.]My name is Sidney Latimer, and I have psychic abilities along with other powers which come in handy when dealing with supernatural other beings and solving mysterious murders. All I want to do is write my new screenplay, Monsters on the Appalachian Trail (possibly inspired by one of my recent ghost outings.)

That’s not happening.

At the downtown Cloverville, Christmas tree lighting, a dead boy has been found. It’s time for Third Eye Investigations to help with the case.

Except. . . Instead of good cheer, I’m receiving spirits and cold fear. I’ve been summoned to meet the Graveyard Guardian? Who is the Graveyard Guardian?

Nothing says Happy Holidays like a midnight graveyard visit.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













A Glazed Finish (A Stoneybrook Mystery Book 6) by [Scott, Eryn ]This type of mugging can be deadly …

The annual River Run is a fall favorite in Stoneybrook. Participants end the race with a commemorative mug from local potter, Josie Cobb. But when one of the mugs is shattered over Josie’s ex-husband’s head and he’s found dead along the riverside trail, the sheriff is sure the potter finally snapped.
To make things worse, the dead man had flowers and an engagement ring with him, only months after the ink dried on his divorce to Josie.
Hadley cannot believe the generous local artist would do such a thing. Before the authorities make a huge mistake, Hadley has to prove Josie’s innocence. This trail of clues is about to lead Hadley to uncover a big secret in her small town.

Recipes from Food in Jars creator, Marisa McClellan, included: maple bourbon apple butter and pumpkin butter!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle














A FATAL AFFAIR: A JAZZ & GIN COZY MYSTERY (book 1) by [Dean, Carolyn L.]If the dead guy’s a bad guy, is it okay he’s a dead guy?

ONE… mysterious death, with no signs of a struggle or cause
TWO… men fighting over an aging actress while trying to rule a has-been film studio
THREE… days for Edwina to discover the secrets that lead to blackmail and murder

When newly hatched lady detective Edwina Winterwood gets hired to help discover who’s threatening the life of a star of the silver screen, 1928 Chicago may never been the same. Home of flappers, speakeasys, fast cars and wild parties, when Hollywood arrives everything heats up even more!


Editions Available:  Kindle














Dying for a Double (Laurel McKay Mysteries Book 8) by [Sample, Cindy]Heads turn when Laurel McKay Hunter gets a gig as an extra in a movie filming near her home. Why? Laurel’s a dead ringer for the female lead. The next day the actress vanishes from the set. The frantic director recruits Laurel to double for the missing woman while she uses her off-screen investigative talents to search for her.

Despite having zero acting experience, Laurel reluctantly steps in. Then she stumbles over a dead body on the set. Is the murder connected to the actress’s disappearance? Laurel chases clues as the action moves from the historic Gold Country to sun-kissed Malibu beaches to the glamorous and sometimes seedy Hollywood scene. The intrepid detective quickly discovers all that glitters is not gold. Can she find the actress and catch a killer before it’s too late? Or will her final role be playing dead?

“Sample’s sleuth is an endearing character that readers will adore.”
RT Book Reviews

“Cindy Sample’s long-awaited new book, Dying for a Double, is finally out! And like fine wine, this series only improves with age. The storyline takes place on the set of a movie shoot and is fast-paced and intriguing. I simply could not put this book down until I knew what was going on! It all culminates in the end chase scene, which is thrilling, original, and hilarious. Dying for a Double is yet another example of Cindy Sample’s first-rate work, work for which she is known and admired.”
Heather Haven, IPPY Award-Winning Author

“Dying for a Double serves up double the trouble and triple the laughs! When an actress disappears from an indie movie set, Laurel McKay Hunter accepts a double challenge. Replacing the absent star while simultaneously searching for her. What does Laurel find? Double trouble as author Cindy Sample discovers new ways—and locations (think Hollywood)—to keep readers guessing and chuckling.”
Linda Lovely, author of the Brie Hooker Mystery Series  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback










The Old Success (A Richard Jury Mystery) by [Grimes, Martha]When the body of a French woman washes up on a wild inlet off the Cornish coast, Brian Macalvie, divisional commander with the Devon-Cornwall police is called in. Who could have killed this beautiful tourist, the only visible footprints nearby belonging to the two little girls who found her?

While Macalvie stands stumped in the Scilly Islands, inspector Richard Jury–twenty miles away on Land’s End—is at the Old Success pub, sharing a drink with the legendary former CID detective Tom Brownell, a man renowned for solving every case he undertook—well, nearly every case. Bronwell discloses that there was one he once missed.

In the days following the mysterious slaying of the Parisian tourist, two other murders are called in to Macalvie and Jury’s teams: first, a man is shot on a Northhamptonshire estate, then a holy duster turns up murdered at Exeter Cathedral in Devon. When Macalvie and Jury decide to consult Bronwell, the retired detective tells them that the three murders, though very different in execution, are connected. As the trio sets out to solve this puzzle, Jury and Macalvie hope that this doesn’t turn out to be Brownell’s second ever miss. Written with Grimes’s signature wit, sly plotting, and gloriously offbeat characters, The Old Success is prime fare from “one of the most fascinating mystery writers today” (Houston Chronicle).  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook













Poppy Redfern and the Midnight Murders (A Woman of WWII Mystery Book 1) by [Arlen, Tessa]Charming and feisty Poppy Redfern stumbles into murder in this exciting new World War II historical mystery series from critically acclaimed author Tessa Arlen.

Summer 1942. The world has been at war for three long and desperate years. In the remote English village of Little Buffenden, Poppy Redfern’s family house and farmland has been requisitioned by the War Office as a new airfield for the American Air Force. As the village’s Air Raid Warden, Poppy spends her nights patrolling the village as she tries to ease her neighbors’ fears about the “Friendly Invasion” and what it means to their quiet way of life.

When two young, popular women who were dating American servicemen are found strangled, Poppy quickly realizes that her little town has been divided by murder. The mistrust and suspicion of their new American partners in war threatens to tear Little Buffenden apart. Poppy decides to start her own investigation with the help of a charismatic American pilot and she soon unearths some chilling secrets and long-held grudges. Poppy will have no choice but to lay a trap for a killer so perilously close to home, she might very well become the next victim….  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook














The Siberian Dilemma (The Arkady Renko Novels Book 9) by [Smith, Martin Cruz]From the award-winning, bestselling author of Gorky Park and Tatiana comes a breathtaking new novel about investigator Arkady Renko—“one of the most compelling figures in modern fiction” (USA TODAY)—who travels deep into Siberia to find missing journalist Tatiana Petrovna.

Journalist Tatiana Petrovna is on the move. Arkady Renko, iconic Moscow investigator and Tatiana’s part-time lover, hasn’t seen her since she left on assignment over a month ago. When she doesn’t arrive on her scheduled train, he’s positive something is wrong. No one else thinks Renko should be worried—Tatiana is known to disappear during deep assignments—but he knows her enemies all too well and the criminal lengths they’ll go to keep her quiet.

Renko embarks on a dangerous journey to find Tatiana and bring her back. From the banks of Lake Baikal to rundown Chita, Renko slowly learns that Tatiana has been profiling the rise of political dissident Mikhail Kuznetsov, a golden boy of modern oil wealth and the first to pose a true threat to Putin’s rule in over a decade. Though Kuznetsov seems like the perfect candidate to take on the corruption in Russian politics, his reputation becomes clouded when Boris Benz, his business partner and best friend, turns up dead. In a land of shamans and brutally cold nights, oligarchs wealthy on northern oil, and sea monsters that are said to prowl the deepest lake in the world, Renko needs all his wits about him to get Tatiana out alive.

The Washington Post has said “Martin Cruz Smith is that rare phenomenon: a popular and well-regarded crime novelist who is also a writer of real distinction.” In the latest continuation of his unforgettable series, he brings us to the inside world of shadowy political figures and big wig oil oligarchs providing us with an authentic view of contemporary Russia, infused with his trademark wit.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook












With Killer Views (A Flamingo Realty Mystery Book 6) by [James, CeeCee]Stella O’Neil has found a treasure of a house to list… a house possibly full of treasure, that is. Her new listing belonged to a man who died from a seemingly innocent accident. He also was embroiled in a bank investigation involving missing property and many enemies. The rumors have gone wild and people will stop at nothing to search it out.

If keeping treasure hunters out of her listing and avoiding being killed wasn’t enough drama, Stella has finally found her mom and a way to rescue her. With the rest of her family in place, and the neighbor and a hunky policeman friend to help, she’s determined to get her mom out. But someone is just as determined to stop her, even through murder.

Stella has come this far fighting to unite her family. She won’t stop until she’s finished. But will she regret it?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle


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