New Releases For The Week Of January 12th, 2020–Part 3

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of January 12th, 2020. I am going to divide the list into 3 days because there are a lot of them for the week. Today is the third and final day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.

 

 

Year-Round Trouble: 14 Original Cozy Holiday Mysteries (Familiar Legacy) by [Tanner, Susan Y., James, Miranda, Haines, Carolyn, Pence, Joanne, Fardig, Caroline, Shelton, Connie, Ames, Ritter, Reinhart, Larissa, DuMond, Pamela Sue, Jaden Terrell, Susan Boles, Ava Mallory, Claire Matturro, Rebecca Barrett]14 talented mystery authors team up with Trouble, the black cat detective, to take a whirlwind tour of mystery locales—and holidays—across the country and the calendar. In this unique collection of original stories, the black cat shows his charm and sass as he works with cozy sleuths you know and love!

From facing down the spirits of Halloween with a Maine Coon Cat named Diesel in Mississippi to Christmas in Taos, Trouble is on the prowl for arch criminals, and he’s never needed the skills he learned from watching Benedict Cumberbatch on the telly as Sherlock Holmes more.

Join the wise-cracking cat and a host of “biped” sleuths for a romp across the mystery map—where he works with only the finest amateur sleuths to bring justice.

Authors are Ritter Ames, Rebecca Barrett, Susan Boles, Pamela Sue DuMond, Caroline Fardig, Carolyn Haines, Miranda James, Ava Mallory, Claire Matturro, Joanne Pence, Larissa Reinhart, Connie Shelton, Susan Y. Tanner, Jaden Terrell.

Read the stories all at once—or savor them as each holiday approaches! Just remember: Life is never the same when Trouble takes a holiday!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No Fixed Line (Kate Shugak Book 22) by [Stabenow, Dana]

 

It is New Year’s Eve, nearly six weeks into an off-and-on blizzard that has locked Alaska down, effectively cutting it off from the outside world. But now there are reports of a plane down in the Quilak mountains. With the NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board — responsible for investigating aviation incidents) unable to reach the crash site, ex-Trooper Jim Chopin is pulled out of retirement to try to identify the aircraft, collect the corpses, and determine why no flight has been reported missing. But Jim discovers survivors: two children who don’t speak a word of English. Meanwhile, PI Kate Shugak receives an unexpected and unwelcome accusation from beyond the grave, a charge that could change the face of the Park forever.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chaos in California (Accidentally Undercover Mysteries Book 3) by [Quinn, Lucy]

 

 

Welcome to northern California, where the redwoods meet the sea, surfers catch the waves, and… people grow cannabis? In their quest to prove Dora’s innocence in a murder back in Pensacola, Dora and Evie find themselves at a remote cannabis farm, where they are sucked into another murder mystery to solve.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maltese Vulture Murder (Merry Wrath Mysteries Book 13) by [Langtry, Leslie]From USA Today bestselling author Leslie Langtry comes the latest laugh-out-loud mystery about big trouble in a small town…

What’s better than one King Vulture? Two, of course!

Merry Wrath, former CIA turned Girls Scout troop leader, is over the moon when her wacky taxidermist sisters-in-law present her with a stuffed King Vulture named Nellie Lou. But while the bird is beautiful, the deceased vulture has a secret past that leads to unanticipated trouble—ranging from a bad LSD trip to actually tripping over a dead body in Merry’s garage!

When a bizarre pair of men named Mr. Sun and Mr. Moon start lurking about, and Central Iowa is plagued with a rash of taxidermied animal thefts, Merry wonders how she’s once again managed to get in the middle of it all. It doesn’t help that she has to mentor a younger troop with two unmotivated leaders and a kid who experiments with napalm.

With an arrogant mayor causing trouble, her house being trashed, and a dangerous kidnapping, Merry has to figure out who the killer is before Nellie Lou isn’t the only dead thing in her life.

Merry Wrath Mysteries:
Merit Badge Murder – book #1
Mint Cookie Murder – book #2
Scout Camp Mystery – short story in the “Killer Beach Reads” collection
Marshmallow S’More Murder – book #3
Movie Night Murder – book #4
Mud Run Murder – book #5
Fishing Badge Murder – short story in the “Pushing Up Daisies” collection
Motto for Murder – book #6
Map Skills Murder – book #7
Mean Girl Murder – book #8
Marriage Vow Murder – book #9
Mystery Night Murder – book #10
Meerkats and Murder– book #11
Make Believe Murder – book #12
Maltese Vulture Murder – book #13
Musket Ball Murder – book #14

What critics are saying about Leslie Langtry’s books:

“I laughed so hard I cried on multiple occasions while reading MARSHMALLOW S’MORE MURDER! Girl Scouts, the CIA, and the Yakuza… what could possibly go wrong?”
~ Fresh Fiction

“Darkly funny and wildly over the top, this mystery answers the burning question, ‘Do assassin skills and Girl Scout merit badges mix…”
~ RT BOOKreviews

“Mixing a deadly sense of humor and plenty of sexy sizzle, Leslie Langtry creates a brilliantly original, laughter-rich mix of contemporary romance and suspense.”
~ Chicago Tribune

“Langtry gets the fun started from page one with a myriad of clever details.”
~ Publisher’s Weekly  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nora Alexander is finding her job exciting as she welcomes paranormal investigators Jack and Daisy Foley to the Tunie Hotel. They are trying to contact the ghost of Sam Houston not only for their internet production but because it is reported there is a stash of Santa Anna’s gold hidden somewhere. They are operating on the theory that Sam Houston visited a lady of the evening in Piney Woods and locate Red Ruth Inn where a parking lot now stands. Not only do these two stir the spirit world, but they also bother some of the town’s most established citizens including the town’s quilting group who doesn’t appreciate their overtaking of the hotel with ghost hunting equipment.

When a townsperson is murdered with suspected ties to the local gang, The Alamo Runners, Nora finds herself wanting to protect his wife and daughter all the while getting cryptic messages from beyond. Jack and Daisy aren’t the only ones with a connection to the other side.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Heartless Valentine (The Jennifer Hunter Series Book 2) by [Gene, Kacey]Roses are red; violets are blue
Is a lover from the dead here to kill you?

Valentine’s Day. 2020. Middlebridge, Wisconsin. When the quick-witted second grade teacher and amateur sleuth, Jennifer Hunter, receives a gift from a secret admirer on Valentine’s Day, she heartily investigates who her cupid could be. When she opens the box, though, she doesn’t find chocolates; she finds a human heart wrapped in red tissue paper.

And that’s not all. Her admirer has written a note confessing their desire to watch Jennifer die. That’s when Jennifer’s best friend and Middlebridge’s Police Lieutenant, Jake Hollow, steps in.

Jake and Jennifer put their dynamic duo focus on finding Jennifer’s deranged valentine, and that leads them to the recently deceased body of David Bird IV. He looks like an average dead guy except for one fact — his heart has been removed. Jennifer must investigate this heartless valencrime; otherwise, she fears she’ll be the next victim. Yet, her attempt to protect her own heart leads her to a set of love letters that tell the story of broken hearts from the past.

Valentine’s Day. 1910. Salem, Massachusetts. Clay Trunkett, a twenty year old hard-working journalist, is scheduled to hang for assaulting a man. His accuser? David Bird II, son of the wealthiest man in Salem. Clay’s true crime? Falling in love with Meghan White, the woman David has his heart set on marrying.

The love triangle of 1910 holds the clues Jennifer needs to find the heart snatcher of 2020, but with her own crazed valentine delivering threatening messages and bits of heart like they’re candy, Jennifer struggles to piece together this crime of passion from 1910.

And, Jennifer’s own passions get in the way when she discovers that her best friend, Jake, has a girlfriend — one that he’s been hiding from Jennifer for months. Betrayal runs high as masquerade parties, craft sales, murder mystery dinners, and a strange encounter at the local diner all distract Jennifer from her one mission: To find out who’s making her Valentine’s Day the most horrifyingly heart-filled in history. The problem is, Jennifer’s discoveries may end her friendship with Jake, and that’s a heartbreak she can’t take.

This clean cozy mystery will keep reader’s hearts pounding as they flip through love letters from the past and the alternating stories of Jennifer Hunter and Clay Trunkett. Jennifer’s down-to-earth and lovable personality plunges into new territory as she must assess her relationship with Jake and the type of love she wants in her life. She goes on crochet benders; she attends parties where she gets to be someone other than herself; and all the time she’s piecing together a crime that makes this Valentine’s Day anything but sweet.

Readers who love cozy mysteries like EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE by Mary Higgins Clark or Hope Callaghan’s HEART AND HOLIDAY Cozy Mystery Collection, will fall in love with Kacey Gene’s THE HEARTLESS VALENTINE.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greetings From Ventnor City (A Meg Daniels Mystery #5) (Meg Daniels Mysteries) by [Kelly, Jane]Greetings From Ventnor City has it all: a gripping mystery, twists and turns, and Kelly’s signature humor! Don’t miss this one.”
—Lisa Regan, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Crime Fiction Author

Newly engaged Meg Daniels stays behind at the Artistical Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City while her fiancé returns to work securing their employer’s Bahamian property from Hurricane Frieda. But she’s not alone for long. The talkative stranger with skinny white legs sticking out of wide Bermuda shorts turns out to be Xander Frost, rock idol and frequent Artistical guest, traveling incognito as part of his quest to learn how ordinary people live.

A woman recognizes Meg as the amateur sleuth who recently solved a mysterious disappearance from the 1960s, and she asks for help in learning the fate of the sister she last knew as a 19-year-old who ran away from her Ventnor home in 1968. Xander persuades Meg to take the case, and the unlikely duo travel up and down the Jersey shore and beyond to interview the people who had known Sarah Johnson best. As they retrace her steps—and Meg gets a taste of the rock star life—they discover that there might be a sinister reason the trail has been cold for so long. Was she a rebellious teenager who got swept up in the counterculture and broke free of her restrictive family? Or did someone want her out of the way… permanently?

“Meg Daniels is in it again, and readers are in for yet another exhilarating ride of twists and turns. Greetings From Ventnor City had me alternately laughing and cringing at Meg’s trademark wit, unusual experiences, and unerring ability to dig out the truth, come hell or high water.”
—Jane Gorman, author of the Adam Kaminski mystery series

Don’t miss the previous titles in the Meg Daniels Mysteries series:

-Killing Time in Ocean City (https://www.amazon.com/Killing-Time-Ocean-Daniels-Mystery-ebook/dp/B0077ENXOW)
-Cape Mayhem (https://www.amazon.com/Cape-Mayhem-Daniels-Mystery-Book-ebook/dp/B0077DR6O6)
-Wrong Beach Island (https://www.amazon.com/Wrong-Beach-Island-Daniels-Mystery-ebook/dp/B0077EAP8E)
-Missing You in Atlantic City (https://www.amazon.com/Missing-Atlantic-City-Daniels-Mystery-ebook/dp/B00PULHLBU)  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nearly Departed (An Eve Apple Mystery Book 7) by [Diehl, Leslie]

 

Tired of sitting surveillance on insurance fraud, apprentice PI Eve Apple Egret gets her first big case, one where the outcome is important and personal. Eve’s best friend Madeleine has few relatives, so her Uncle Shamus is special, but someone is determined to kill him and has tried several times. Eve is certain she can identify who is after him, but this time she may have taken on more than even our self-confident Eve can handle. Coping with a growing toddler and a teenager, devoting time to the consignment shop and finding someone who can go undercover in a sexual harassment case all vie for Eve’s attention. Eve knows she cannot fail Madeleine. This is more than her favorite uncle’s life. His death would mean devastating loss for Madeleine and call into question Eve’s commitment as a friend and her ability as a PI.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Russo Romantic Mysteries 3-book Boxed Set: Sweet, cozy, and clean! by [Gossiaux, Pamela]

**Grab the first three books in one boxed set!**

A charming, Shakespeare-quoting cat burglar.

A beautiful and savvy librarian.

International bestselling author Pamela Gossiaux brings you three cozy, inspirational romantic mysteries that will keeping you turning pages long after your cup of tea is gone!

In Mrs. Chartwell and the Cat Burglar: Abigail gave up on love years ago after she lost her husband in a tragic accident. Then a charming thief (who looks quite good in Spandex!) pays a visit to her library one night, and offers her the chance to help him solve an old mystery. Will she get caught up in the hunt? Or is his real target her heart?

In Trusting the Cat Burglar: A prestigious (and very French!) antiques collector reveals a secret about one of his maps that links to Tony’s dark past. As danger lurks closer, and Abigail’s career is put in jeopardy, how far will she go to keep Tony in her life?

In Romancing the Cat Burglar: Abigail’s job takes her to Paris, and Tony comes along for the fun.  But when Abigail’s ring gets stolen, and mysterious paintings start to appearin Paris’s finest museums, the two get caught up in a dangerous hunt. How far will they go to find the truth?

Each of these books can be read as a stand-alone novel, but it’s more fun to read them in order! Get your boxed set today!

 

What people are saying about the series:

“Tugs at your heart and satisfies your intellect.”  – John J. Kelly, Detroit Free Press

“It has everything you could wish for: mystery, suspense, romance and a great adventure. I just couldn’t put it down!” – Susan Keefe, Midwest Book Review

“Mrs. Chartwell….is a book of warmth, humor, and just plain fine storytelling.”San Francisco Review of Books

“Composing a seductive synopsis is a gift and here Pamela shines!”Grady Harp, Top 100 AmazonHall of FameReviewer

“Well thought out, well written and well worth your time to read.”  William D. Curnutt,AmazonVine Voice

“A fun, fictional read!” –Richard and Liz, Amazon Top 100Reviewers

“This author is a personal favorite!” Susan, Amazon reviewer

“Once you begin reading you won’t want to stop!” Bernadette, Goodreads Reviewer

“A cozy, uplifting read for anyone looking for good story to curl up with. Optional accessories: a cup of something warm and a cat in their lap.” Xanthe, Goodreads Reviewer  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An Incantation of Cats: A Witch Cats of Cambridge Mystery by [Simon, Clea]The new novel in Clea Simon’s spellbinding Witch Cats of Cambridge series!

When two new clients seek Becca’s professional services, the fledgling witch detective is overjoyed. Finally, she can use her skills to help her magical community. But as the young witch finds the new cases intertwining, things grow more complicated. Becca’s three cats – the ones with the real power – can smell something is wrong with these clients. But not even Clara, the calico, knows what to do when a man ends up dead and a powerful and poisonous root appears – and disappears – in the case.

To make matters worse, Clara and her littermates are feuding – and she can’t tell them about an unsettling interaction she’s had with one of the client’s sisters. Is it possible that some humans may have the same powers as the magical felines? What does that mean for Clara’s beloved Becca – and for the potent poison that has already taken one person’s life? In this second Witch Cats of Cambridge mystery, Clara and her sisters must learn to work together if they are to save the person they all love.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Inn at Holiday Bay: Blizzard in the Bay by [Daley, Kathi]A heartwarming cozy mystery series about losing everything, taking a chance, and starting again.

After suffering a personal tragedy Abby Sullivan buys a huge old seaside mansion she has never even seen, packs up her life in San Francisco, and moves to Holiday Bay Maine, where she is adopted, quite against her will, by a huge Maine Coon Cat named Rufus, a drifter with her own tragic past named Georgia, and a giant dog with an inferiority complex named Ramos. What Abby thought she needed was alone time to heal. What she ended up with was, an inn she never knew she wanted, a cat she couldn’t seem to convince to leave, and a new family she’d never be able to live without.

In book 8 in the series, Abby’s agent asks for help when the house she was going to rent to host a writers retreat becomes unavailable. After a bit of discussion, Abby agrees to have the retreat at the inn. The seven writers who will be staying at the inn for the week long event are new to publishing and Kate hopes the mentor she has hired to run things will be able to provide the valuable tips these new authors need. Of course what she doesn’t know is that Abby has a past with this particular mentor, and when all is said and done, fireworks of one sort or another are likely.

Meanwhile, Georgia has started taping her new cooking show, Abby is worried about the approaching blizzard, and Colt has a murder to solve, after six men get together for a friendly poker game but only five of the six men make it to the end of the night alive.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback