New Releases For The Week of March 1st, 2020–Part 3

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of March 1st, 2020. 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.

 

Wisteria Woven (Wisteria Witches Mysteries Book 11) by [Pepper, Angela]Book 11 in the sensational Wisteria Witches Mysteries series by USA Today Bestselling author Angela Pepper!

Zara Riddle was looking forward to her first Halloween as a witch.

Then the little girl ghost showed up.

Zara puts costume shopping on hold, rolls up her sleeves, and does her usual witcher-i-doo.

But nothing works as planned. Mistakes are made. Dinner parties are ruined. (More than usual.)

Could this stubborn spirit be connected to a family member’s past? Perhaps the Big Tragic Secret nobody talks about?

Zara won’t rest until she gets to the truth, even if means pushing the whole coven to the breaking point. And break they do.

In Wisteria, when things start falling apart, there’s no telling what powerful forces will be unleashed.

Especially on All Hallow’s Eve.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Lost Child: An Ela of Salisbury Medieval Mystery (Ela of Salisbury Medieval Mysteries Book 3) by [Lewis, J. G.]

 

 

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When a child of village outcasts disappears from Salisbury, the odious new sheriff doesn’t seem to care. Ela Longespée is determined to help the girl’s desperate parents and her investigation leads her into the thick of a human trafficking ring in London. There, she vows to find the lost child, arrest the perpetrators, and convince the king to make her High Sheriff of Wiltshire.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mystery Along the Italian Coast: A Race to Barcelona - A Rosetta Blessing Travel Mystery by [Nation, A.]

 

 

Rosetta and her daughter take another exciting trip to Europe after setting up their detective agency. Their scheduled cruise limits how long they can investigate a curious death claim. While they are enjoying their tour in the Mediterranean, their suspect crosses their path through famous cities along the Italian coast. Now the local mob boss wants retribution and gives chase. Will Rosetta convince the murderer to give up or get killed by his wife’s Italian family?  (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hide Away (A Rachel Marin Thriller Book 1) by [Pinter, Jason]

“Pinter is in fine form with Hide Away. You’ll burn through the pages.” —David Baldacci

From the bestselling author of the Henry Parker series comes a page-turning thriller about a vigilante who’s desperate to protect her secrets—and bring a killer to justice.

On the surface, Rachel Marin is an ordinary single mother; on the inside, she’s a fierce, brilliant vigilante. After an unspeakable crime shatters her life, she changes her identity and moves to a small town in Illinois, hoping to spare her children from further trauma…or worse. But crime follows her everywhere.

When the former mayor winds up dead, Rachel can’t help but get involved. Where local detectives see suicide, she sees murder. They resent her for butting in—especially since she’s always one step ahead. But her investigative genius may be her undoing: the deeper she digs, the harder it is to keep her own secrets buried.

Her persistence makes her the target of both the cops and a killer. Meanwhile, the terrifying truth about her past threatens to come to light, and Rachel learns the hard way that she can’t trust anyone. Surrounded by danger, she must keep her steely resolve, protect her family, and stay one step ahead, or else she may become the next victim.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sharper Than A Blade, Part Two Of The Cursed Katana (Ronin Flash Fiction Book 22) by [Higgins, Kristie Lynn]Sharper Than A Blade, Part Two Of The Cursed Katana is a free Kindle Unlimited cozy mystery book and part of the Ronin Flash Fiction series. The ronin must solve a mystery surrounding a dead teacher. Sharper Than A Blade is a stand-alone flash fiction piece but also part two of two of the Cursed Katana.

Very quick reads, so sit back and enjoy this free kindle unlimited mysteries story.

Maji… a world fusing East and West cultures, during an era before the emergence of the steam engine. The sword was the ultimate weapon and brought order to the planet under the Emperor. Enter this alternate reality and see a fusing of two cultures. Travel through the world of ‘Ronin: Have Sword-Will Travel’ and see a glimpse of the age of the samurai full of intrigue and suspense.

Ronin: Have Sword-Will Travel Mystery Series:
1. The Missing Japanese Chin Mystery ( dog mysteries novel )
2. How To Frame A Murder ( murders surrounding a cat painting )

Ronin Flash Fiction Series:
1. The Tea Set Mystery ( Craft Of Tea, Not Brewing Coffee )
2. The Koi Pond Murder Mystery ( Fish Of Intrigue )
3. A Bit Of Sweet Spice Mystery ( Baking Mystery Into Cooking )
4. The Rice Paddy Murder Mystery ( Food, Baking, And Cooking With Oil Of Mystery )
5. Midnight Blue Valerian Murder Mystery ( A Flower And A Strawberry Of Suspense )
6. Killer Azure Hornet Murder Mystery ( Bug Of A Thriller And An Insect Mystery )
7. Calico Japanese Bobtail Cat Mystery ( Catnap! Kitty Missing! Kitten in trouble mysteries with cats)
8. Ivory Jade Cat Statue Mystery ( Stolen kitty-cat statue )
9. Scarlet Ibis Fever Murder Mystery ( infectious contagion )
10. Scarlet Lovers Murder Mystery ( death of a merchant )
11. I Spy With My Little Cat’s Eye Mystery ( a stray cat is a witness to a crime )
12. Cat With One Eye Closed Mystery ( rare feline coins cat mystery)
13. The Hammer And The Egg Murder Mystery ( man dead beside poached egg cooking up some murder )
14. Who Is Guilty? The Kitten Or The Puppy Murder Mystery ( young cat and dog stand accused )
15. The Kimono With The Red-Crowned Crane Mystery
16. The Cat Who Ate The Dog Murder Mystery
17. The Illuminated Fruit Mystery
18. What The Old Dog Saw and Heard Mystery ( dog mystery book )
19. A Hawkeye View Of Murder, A Vexed Archer Mystery ( archer kills a priestess )
20. The Guilty Blowfish Mystery, A Recipe For Murder ( fugu pufferfish )
21. The Sword Of Death, Part One Of The Cursed Katana
22. Sharper Than A Blade, Part Two Of The Cursed Katana

Meet the mysterious ronin detective who with sword in hand solves mysteries and helps those in need. The Ronin: Have Sword-Will Travel Mystery book series is action mixed with mystery with a slash of thriller thrown in. Very quick whodunit mysteries. Be immersed in an alternate reality of the Japanese culture of the samurai mixed with a steampunk era of the American Wild West. Action-adventure thriller in a parallel world. An alternate history of Japan. An alternate reality with action adventure mysteries. Whodunnit mysteries mixed with Japanese culture.

New to Flash Fiction? Flash Fiction are very very short books to tickle your fancy. They are a great way to see a writer’s style and be introduced to the worlds they create and envision. These flash fiction pieces are part of a kindle unlimited mystery series so check them all out. Samurai detective and ronin gumshoe all rolled into one. Enjoy female sleuths mysteries then check out this crime thriller series. If you enjoy police detective mysteries, check out this ancient world where the tools of the trade was the mind.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Sword Of Death, Part One Of The Cursed Katana (Ronin Flash Fiction Book 21) by [Higgins, Kristie Lynn]The Sword Of Death, Part One Of The Cursed Katana is a free Kindle Unlimited cozy mystery book and part of the Ronin Flash Fiction series. The ronin must solve a mystery surrounding a dead teacher. The Sword Of Death is a stand-alone flash fiction piece but also part one of two of the Cursed Katana.

Very quick reads, so sit back and enjoy this free kindle unlimited mysteries story.

Maji… a world fusing East and West cultures, during an era before the emergence of the steam engine. The sword was the ultimate weapon and brought order to the planet under the Emperor. Enter this alternate reality and see a fusing of two cultures. Travel through the world of ‘Ronin: Have Sword-Will Travel’ and see a glimpse of the age of the samurai full of intrigue and suspense.

Ronin: Have Sword-Will Travel Mystery Series:
1. The Missing Japanese Chin Mystery ( dog mysteries novel )
2. How To Frame A Murder ( murders surrounding a cat painting )

Ronin Flash Fiction Series:
1. The Tea Set Mystery ( Craft Of Tea, Not Brewing Coffee )
2. The Koi Pond Murder Mystery ( Fish Of Intrigue )
3. A Bit Of Sweet Spice Mystery ( Baking Mystery Into Cooking )
4. The Rice Paddy Murder Mystery ( Food, Baking, And Cooking With Oil Of Mystery )
5. Midnight Blue Valerian Murder Mystery ( A Flower And A Strawberry Of Suspense )
6. Killer Azure Hornet Murder Mystery ( Bug Of A Thriller And An Insect Mystery )
7. Calico Japanese Bobtail Cat Mystery ( Catnap! Kitty Missing! Kitten in trouble mysteries with cats)
8. Ivory Jade Cat Statue Mystery ( Stolen kitty-cat statue )
9. Scarlet Ibis Fever Murder Mystery ( infectious contagion )
10. Scarlet Lovers Murder Mystery ( death of a merchant )
11. I Spy With My Little Cat’s Eye Mystery ( a stray cat is a witness to a crime )
12. Cat With One Eye Closed Mystery ( rare feline coins cat mystery)
13. The Hammer And The Egg Murder Mystery ( man dead beside poached egg cooking up some murder )
14. Who Is Guilty? The Kitten Or The Puppy Murder Mystery ( young cat and dog stand accused )
15. The Kimono With The Red-Crowned Crane Mystery
16. The Cat Who Ate The Dog Murder Mystery
17. The Illuminated Fruit Mystery
18. What The Old Dog Saw and Heard Mystery ( dog mystery book )
19. A Hawkeye View Of Murder, A Vexed Archer Mystery ( archer kills a priestess )
20. The Guilty Blowfish Mystery, A Recipe For Murder ( fugu pufferfish )
21. The Sword Of Death, Part One Of The Cursed Katana
22. Shaper Than A Blade, Part Two Of The Cursed Katana

Meet the mysterious ronin detective who with sword in hand solves mysteries and helps those in need. The Ronin: Have Sword-Will Travel Mystery book series is action mixed with mystery with a slash of thriller thrown in. Very quick whodunit mysteries. Be immersed in an alternate reality of the Japanese culture of the samurai mixed with a steampunk era of the American Wild West. Action-adventure thriller in a parallel world. An alternate history of Japan. An alternate reality with action adventure mysteries. Whodunnit mysteries mixed with Japanese culture.

New to Flash Fiction? Flash Fiction are very very short books to tickle your fancy. They are a great way to see a writer’s style and be introduced to the worlds they create and envision. These flash fiction pieces are part of a kindle unlimited mystery series so check them all out. Samurai detective and ronin gumshoe all rolled into one. Enjoy female sleuths mysteries then check out this crime thriller series. If you enjoy police detective mysteries, check out this ancient world where the tools of the trade was the mind.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Homecoming to Murder: A Nathan Perry Mystery (Nathan Perry Mysteries Book 1) by [Preflatish, Carol]

Military veteran Nathan Perry moves back to his hometown of Mystic, Massachusetts when he is hired as their new police detective. Reacquainting himself with a few old friends, he finds that his high school sweetheart, Dana Tyler, is now the lead reporter for the local newspaper.

Before his new job is made permanent, he must find who is breaking into homes on Mano Island, an affluent community in Mystic, including the murderer of one of the homeowners.

With a killer loose on the streets, the Mayor Robert Newcomb and Police Chief Paul Cabot expect Nathan to solve the murder fast. He doesn’t like politics, but soon discovers he may have to play the game to earn his job permanently.

Homecoming to Murder is the first Nathan Perry Mystery!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memories For A Lifetime by [Drager, Jane]

 

Dr. Dana Null awakens in a deserted alley bleeding and with no memory. Lost, alone, and desperate after her pleas for help go unanswered she physically accosts a Baltimore PD detective.
Detective Lance Barnes recognizes her distress and takes on her case. His investigation brings more questions than answers. He finds himself drawn to the beautiful doctor and struggles to maintain his moral code of conduct.
Dana has her own struggles besides Lance’s magnetic pull. Someone still wants her dead, and Dana must trust the one man determined to uncover the truth before her assailant strikes again.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wicked Reunion (An Ivy Morgan Mystery Book 16) by [Hart, Lily Harper]Ivy Morgan was convinced she was heading toward a smooth future … until she was arrested and charged with criminal trespass. Sure, she was saving a woman from certain death at the time, but in order for the criminal case to hold up against a murderer, she has to face the music.
Fear is the one thing Ivy hates more than anything else, so in order to make herself feel better, she decides to fix her Aunt Felicity’s love life. That includes tracking down an old love … who just so happens to have set up shop one town over.
While visiting, Ivy is horrified when a battered woman straggles through the door and is immediately shot dead by a masked man. Traumatized, horrified, she calls her fiancé Detective Jack Harker for help. By the time he arrives, though, things are already spiraling out of control.
Ivy was always a good girl – although sometimes with a bad attitude – but now she’s a murder suspect thanks to some overzealous police officers … and a criminal record that’s fresh in the minds of everyone concerned.
Jack is determined to protect Ivy, but there’s only so much he can do. That means he needs to work with her to solve the crime. Otherwise, it could haunt them for the rest of their lives.
Who would be so brutal, though? That’s the question of the day.
A dangerous game of cat and mouse is afoot, and it’s going to take both Jack and Ivy working together to figure it out.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Burglar in Short Order (Bernie Rhodenbarr Book 12) by [Block, Lawrence]“What a treat! Catnip to Bernie disciples!” —Booklist

Four decades ago, Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Lawrence Block introduced the world to one of his most beloved and enduring creations: Bernie Rhodenbarr, the clever, nimble-fingered star of novels such as Burglars Can’t Be Choosers, The Burglar Who Liked to Quote Kipling, and The Burglar Who Counted the Spoons. Called “the Heifetz of the picklock” by the New York Times, Bernie has stolen not only antiques, stamp collections, and priceless works of art but also millions of readers’ hearts.

Now, for all those craving more adventures of their favorite bookseller-by-day and burglar-by-night, The Burglar in Short Order for the first time ever collects all of Bernie’s short-form appearances in one complete volume. From the story in which a prototype of Bernie first appeared (“A Bad Night For Burglars”) to his appearances in Playboy and (maybe? It’s kinda complicated) Cosmopolitan…from an essay discussing Bernie’s misadventures in Hollywood (how in the world did Whoopi Goldberg ever get cast?) to a piece commissioned by a European publisher for a tourist guide to New York…you’ll find every published story, article, and standalone excerpt Bernie has ever appeared in—plus two new, unpublished pieces: an introduction discussing the character’s colorful origins and an afterword in which the author, contemplating retirement, comes face to face with his own creation. In all of mystery fiction, there has never been a character like Bernie—and in this, his dozenth book, he demonstrates all the charm and wit and kleptophilic ingenuity that has made two generations of readers welcome their favorite burglar into their homes.

From Publishers Weekly:
“MWA Grandmaster Block collects 15 tightly crafted and amusing short stories and articles concerning burglar and bookseller Bernie Rhodenbarr, hero of The Burglar Who Liked to Quote Kipling and other novels… A foreword, ‘A Burglar’s Origins,’ and an afterword, ‘A Burglar’s Future,’ are original to this volume. The author’s legion of fans won’t want to miss this one.”

From Booklist:
“What a treat, therefore, to come upon this charming addendum, which collects all of Block’s Bernie short stories as well as several short essays, one describing Bernie’s origins (broke, Block contemplated becoming a thief himself before deciding to write about one instead)… All this backstory will be catnip to Bernie disciples, and the stories are a treat, too, especially ‘The Burglar Who Dropped in on Elvis,’ in which Bernie is charged with breaking into Graceland’s impregnable second floor.”  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lavender Blue Murder (A Tea Shop Mystery Book 21) by [Childs, Laura]Tea-Maven Theodosia Browning brews up trouble in the latest Tea Shop Mystery from New York Times bestselling author Laura Childs.

Tea maven Theodosia Browning and her tea sommelier Drayton Conneley are guests at a bird hunt styled in the precise manner of an English shooting party. Which means elevenses (sloe gin fizzes), gun loaders, the drawing of pegs, fine looking bird dogs, and shooting costumes of tweed, herringbone, and suede.

But as gunshots explode like a riff of Black Cat firecrackers, another shot sounds too close for comfort to Theodosia and Drayton. Intrigued but worried, Theodosia wanders into the neighbor’s lavender field where she discovers their host, Reginald Doyle, bleeding to death.

His wife, Meredith, is beside herself with grief and begs Theodosia and Drayton to stay the night. But Theodosia awakens at 2:00A.M. to find smoke in her room and the house on fire. As the fire department screams in and the investigating sheriff returns, Meredith again pleads with Theodosia for help.

As Theodosia investigates, fingers are pointed, secrets are uncovered, Reginald’s daughter-in-law goes missing presumed drowned, and Meredith is determined to find answers via a séance. All the while Theodosia worries if she’s made a mistake in inviting a prime suspect to her upscale Lavender Lady Tea.

INCLUDES DELICIOUS RECIPES AND TEA TIME TIPS!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Traces by [Weimer, Denise]

Even if she evades The Eye, someone wants her silenced.

When a failed romance and a $500,000 prize lure Kate Carson into participating in the reality TV show, Traces, the least she expects is to pick her partner. After all, she’s the PR spokeswoman of the company that derived a thirteen-lens, rotating camera from military use and installed it atop Atlanta’s tallest skyscraper. But she never would have chosen to evade techno hunters for twenty days with “G.I. Joe.”

Stoic, ex-military Alex Mitchell is the sort of man she always vowed to avoid, while the shadows of Alex’s past cause him to spurn emotional involvement. When Kate’s insider knowledge makes her a target of someone more threatening than game show hunters, Alex offers her only hope to reveal the dark plans of proponents of The Eye.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Panda of Death (Gunn Zoo Series Book 6) by [Webb, Betty]

California zookeeper Theodora Bentley is now happily married to Sheriff Joe Rejas. The Gunn Zoo is celebrating the arrival of Poonya, an adorable red panda, who forms a strong bond with Teddy. All appears fairytale blissful in the small Monterey Bay village of Gunn Landing until Teddy’s mother-in-law, mystery writer Colleen Rejas, has discovered through DNA testing that Joe has sired a son he knew nothing about. Dylan Coyle, 18, arrives to meet his biological family… and then is arrested for murder.

By the end of the book, besides solving the crime, Teddy and Colleen have learned that the term “family” does not always mean blood kin. It often includes those who—although no blood relationshipare still held close in our hearts.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback