New Releases For The Week Of March 27th, 2022–Part 2

In the quaint island village of Eastport, Maine, Jacobia “Jake” Tiptree and Ellie White run the Chocolate Moose bakery, where delicious treats take the spotlight—but murder sometimes gets a walk-on role . . .

Jake and Ellie are taking a break from perfecting their chocolate pizza recipe to cater a housewarming party hosted by movie icon Ingrid Merryfield. Miss Merryfield is famous for her old-Hollywood glamour. Her new home, Cliff House, has a reputation too—for being haunted. But she isn’t concerned, and some of her guests even try to summon a spirit during the party, using a Ouija board. What arrives instead is a freak autumn storm that downs an ancient tree, trapping everyone on the property and setting the stage for a killer’s planned spree.

Though Jake and Ellie don’t intend to get stirred into the mix, there’s no avoiding it—especially when they witness one of the guests being shoved over the very precipice that gave Cliff House its forbidding name.

Jake and Ellie begin sifting through suspects and motives, a search that takes them from a long-lost family graveyard to a wise old herbalist’s deceptively-sweet cottage and finally to Cliff House’s overgrown gardens. Is there some ghostly presence involved—or a flesh-and-blood villain? And either way, can they ensure that they avoid meeting their very own, very permanent Hollywood ending? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook

Mystery with characters I could be friends with!”
Perfect for fans of heartwarming mysteries

Stella O’Neil tried to get along with her rival, she really did. But when her rival is found murdered, she wasn’t as shocked as she might have been. Angela had been making enemies all her life; people either loved or hated her.

Everyone knew that Angela had been trying to ruin Stella’s business ever since she helped a client, so Stella is shocked to find she’s the prime suspect.

She has motive, access to the property where Angela was killed and no alibi… if she doesn’t find the murderer, she might pay for a crime she didn’t commit.

A Flamingo Realty cozy mystery series (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

A late-night call is all it takes for rookie lawyer Corrie Locke to kiss her day job at the movie studio goodbye, and do what she does best: flex her sweet P.I. skills and go undercover to find a senior who’s missing from a posh retirement community. One small stumbling block: skirting past security to gain inside access to the exclusive Villa Sunset. Time to call in the heavy artillery. Besides former security guard turned legal assistant—now wannabe P.I.—Veera, Corrie relies on a secret weapon: her mother, a surprisingly eager addition to Corrie’s team. Armed with enough pepper spray to take down a band of Navy Seals, Mom impersonates a senior to infiltrate the Villa, Corrie and Veera in tow. Turns out the job’s not as easy as they’d thought. These seniors have tricks tucked up their sleeves and aren’t afraid of using them.

The action gets dicey when the missing senior case turns into attempted murder by a criminal mind who’s always one step ahead. Corrie’s hot on the trail, but finds more than she bargained for…when her mother becomes a target. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Series Featured in Buzzfeed Books!

Chloe’s Windy City ex-fiancé gets blown away in the Florida panhandle . . .
 
DEAD EXES TELL NO TALES
 

Saloon owner Chloe Jackson appears to have a secret admirer. She’s pouring drinks at the Sea Glass Saloon in Emerald Cove when an airplane flies by above the beach with a banner reading I LOVE YOU CHLOE JACKSON. She immediately rules out Rip Barnett. They are in the early stages of dating and no one has said the L word. Then a bouquet of lilacs—her favorite flower—is delivered to the bar, followed by an expensive bottle of her favorite sparkling wine. It couldn’t be . . .
 
Sure enough, her ex-fiancé from Chicago has flown down to Florida for an accountants’ convention. But is he trying to mix business with pleasure and win her back? Unfortunately he’s not in a hotel conference room, he’s floating facedown in the lake next to her house, clutching a photo of Chloe. Who murders an accountant on a business trip—it just doesn’t add up. When Rip becomes the prime suspect, Chloe is determined to find the secret murderer. But if she isn’t careful, it may be closing time and lights out for her . . .
 
“Entertaining . . . a pleasantly appealing debut series.”
—Dru’s Books Musings
(Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

The aunties are back, fiercer than ever and ready to handle any catastrophe—even the mafia—in this delightful and hilarious sequel by Jesse Q. Sutanto, author of Dial A for Aunties.

Meddy Chan has been to countless weddings, but she never imagined how her own would turn out. Now the day has arrived, and she can’t wait to marry her college sweetheart, Nathan. Instead of having Ma and the aunts cater to her wedding, Meddy wants them to enjoy the day as guests. As a compromise, they find the perfect wedding vendors: a Chinese-Indonesian family-run company just like theirs. Meddy is hesitant at first, but she hits it off right away with the wedding photographer, Staphanie, who reminds Meddy of herself, down to the unfortunately misspelled name.

Meddy realizes that is where their similarities end, however, when she overhears Staphanie talking about taking out a target. Horrified, Meddy can’t believe Staphanie and her family aren’t just like her own, they are The Family—actual mafia, and they’re using Meddy’s wedding as a chance to conduct shady business. Her aunties and mother won’t let Meddy’s wedding ceremony become a murder scene—over their dead bodies—and will do whatever it takes to save her special day, even if it means taking on the mafia.(Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook

Gemini and Feather team up again, this time with unexpected results!

Plucky retiree, Gemini Reed offers to help her neighbor, Howard, with a family disagreement. He and his son had a falling out a decade earlier. What seems like a simple set of emails turns into a disturbing disappearance and a mystery that puts her in grave danger.

Meanwhile, paranormal investigator and salon owner, Feather Jones has been called upon to rid a historic bed-and-breakfast of its otherworldly inhabitants. With the help of her boyfriend, Tug, she’ll unearth the cause of the haunting and much more than she bargained for.

When these stories unexpectedly collide, the both women will face danger like they’ve never seen before.

Don’t miss this exciting second book in the Charming Mysteries Series!

A cozy mystery series available in kindle, paperback and kindle unlimited. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

A mesmerizing, twisty suspense novel perfect for fans of Mary Kubica and Riley Sager from an acclaimed author! Explore the deep bonds—and deadly secrets—between two very different sisters haunted by the crimes of their father murdered nearly twenty years earlier…

At first glance, Natalie Cavanaugh and Glenn Abbott hardly look like sisters. Even off-duty, Natalie dresses like a Boston cop, preferring practical clothes and unfussy, pinned-up hair. Her younger sister, Glenn, seems tailor-made for the spotlight, from her signature red mane to her camera-ready smile. Glenn has spent years cultivating her brand through her baking blog, and with the publication of her new book, that hard work seems about to pay off. But her fans have no idea about the nightmare in Glenn and Natalie’s past.

Twenty years ago, their father’s body was discovered in the woods behind their house. A trauma like that doesn’t fit with Glenn’s public image. Yet, maybe someone reading her blog does know something. There have been anonymous online messages, vague yet ominous, hinting that she’s being watched. And with unsettling coincidences hitting ever closer to home, both Glenn and Natalie soon have more pressing matters to worry about, especially when a dead body is found in an abandoned building . . .

Natalie is starting to wonder how much Glenn really knows about the people closest to her. But are there also secrets Natalie has yet to uncover about those she herself trusts? For two decades, she’s believed their father was murdered by their neighbor, with whom he was having an affair. But if those events are connected to what’s happening now, maybe there’s much more that Natalie doesn’t know. About their father. About their neighbors. About her friends. Maybe even about herself.

But there are no secrets between sisters . . . are there?

“This suspenseful story will have readers careening from one erroneous conclusion to the next.” —Library Journal STARRED REVIEW

“Hill keeps the clock ticking and the twists coming right up to the shocking conclusion.” –Publishers Weekly 

“Love and deception intertwine…The book’s action and revelations are thrilling.”– Foreword Reviews

“Full of whiplash twists and dark family secrets, Edwin Hill’s new standalone is clever and chilling. Be advised to not trust anyone.” —PETER SWANSON, best-selling author of Every Vow You Break and The Kind Worth Killing (Amazon)

Editions Available Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Four USA Today bestselling authors team up to bring you your favorite female sleuths in a hilarious new mystery series!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Tonight is Babette Lang’s bachelorette party. Problem is, there’s no bachelorette, only an unusual group of disgruntled guests—a wannabe hand-model bartender, a chain-smoking talent agent, the bride-to-be’s cheapskate boss, plus the sloshed fiancé and his furious sisters.

It’s not a party until there’s a body!

When one of the guests drops dead, four women with a tendency for trouble join forces to catch a killer.

Valentine Beaumont ~ Boston sleuth and gutsy beautician
Kate Connolly ~ San Francisco part-time crime-solver and sleep-deprived new mom
Merry Wrath ~ Iowa ex-CIA operative turned Girl Scout leader
Franki Amato ~ New Orleans PI and victim of a serial-matchmaking Sicilian nonna

Will these sleuths untangle this double mystery and save the party? Or is it already too late?
**This murder mystery series contains no profanity or graphic descriptions of sex or violence.** (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

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