New Releases For The Week Of July 3rd, 2022–Part 3

Rizzoli & Isles are back! From New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen, this “shocking and fast-paced” (Karin Slaughter) thriller has Jane and Maura investigating a brutal murder with dire implications, and this time, with Jane’s intrepid mother, Angela, looking into a mystery of her own.

“Absolutely first rate—readers will be thrilled and delighted by this new Rizzoli & Isles outing!”—Shari Lapena, New York Times bestselling author of The Couple Next Door


Mothers know best . . . But who will listen?


Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles are newly plagued by what seems like a completely senseless murder. Sofia Suarez, a widow and nurse who was universally liked by her neighbors, lies bludgeoned to death in her own home. But anything can happen behind closed doors, and Sofia seemed to have plenty of secrets in her last days, making covert phone calls to traceless burner phones. When Jane finally makes a connection between Sofia and the victim of a hit-and-run from months earlier, the case only grows more blurry. What exactly was Sofia involved in? One thing is clear: The killer will do anything it takes to keep their secret safe.
 
Meanwhile, Angela Rizzoli hasn’t had a decent night’s sleep in all the years since her daughter became a homicide detective. Maybe the apple didn’t fall too far from the tree: Nothing in Angela’s neighborhood gets by her—not the gossip about a runaway teenager down the block and definitely not the strange neighbors who have just moved in across the street. Angela’s sure there’s no such thing as coincidence in her sleepy suburb. If only Jane would listen—instead she writes off Angela’s concerns as the result of an overactive imagination. But Angela’s convinced there’s a real wolf in her vicinity, and her cries might now fall on deaf ears.

With so much happening on the Sofia case, Jane and Maura already struggle to see the forest for the trees, but will they lose sight of something sinister happening much closer to home? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook

Trouble is brewing for a tea shop owner with a penchant for investigation and her talking corgi in this delightful cozy mystery.
 
When Emma Reed moved to the Cornish village of Trevena, she was looking forward to making new friends, opening up a small tea shop, and taking plenty of brisk walks with her talking dog, Oliver. But when a valuable motorcycle and an old skeleton are found together under the local pub, Emma’s antique dealing friends David and Charles become prime suspects in a forty year old mystery.  The local gossip is soon flowing faster than tea in Emma’s shop, and old secrets are being unearthed right along with the old bones. 
 
Although David and Charles insist they have nothing to do with the skeleton, they quickly come under police suspicion. To save their friends, Emma and Oliver will need to dig deep… (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook

In this “edge-of-your-seat” thriller and sequel to the Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine book club pick Conviction (The Los Angeles Times), Anna and Fin find themselves on another breathtaking chase across Europe—and another race to save their own lives. Deception. Theft. Murder. All you need is confidence.

Anna McDonald has made a terrible mistake. She has forced her blended family to vacation together. The weather is bad, her daughters are bored, and her ex-husband still insufferable. Oh, and Fin Cohen brought his latest girlfriend, too. So when news of a shocking kidnapping breaks, Anna and Fin do the responsible thing. They take off to solve the case. 

Lisa Lee, a young YouTube star, has vanished after answering the door to what she thought was a pizza delivery. Police suspect her dad or the delivery guy, but in Lisa’s last known video she ventured into an abandoned chateau in France, where she uncovered a priceless artifact. Anna knows they must find this young woman before it’s too late. To do so, they need to track down that treasure, a casket that could hold answers to the greatest questions ever asked.

But Anna and Fin might have misunderstood the stakes of the game. Soon, they find themselves mixed up with some very dark characters, on another thrilling chase across Europe—and another race to save their own lives. 

Praise for the national bestseller Conviction:

“One of the most talented, most daring, most humane writers of the past twenty years . . . Conviction is Mina’s finest work to date: a dark star of a novel, blazingly intense, up-to-the-minute fresh, and exciting as all hell.” ―A.J. FinnNew York Times bestsellingauthor of The Woman in the Window

“Endlessly surprising . . . This incredible novel seems to have been written in a white-hot rage.”―Marilyn StasioNew York Times Book Review

Conviction combines all Mina’s gifts―for suspense, humor, menace, sentiment―in spectacular fashion.”―Tom NolanWall Street Journal

“A page-turner with depth and soul.”―O, the Oprah Magazine (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook

Sometimes it’s safer not to know your neighbors’ secrets.

Where are Niko and Zora Norman? Crime writer Augusta Hawke puts her sleuthing skills to the test to solve the mystery of her disappearing neighbors in the first entry in a new series.

While Augusta Hawke is a successful author of eighteen crime novels, since her husband’s death she’s been living vicariously through her Jules Maigret-like detective Claude and his assistant Caroline. Then a handsome police detective appears investigating a real-life mystery.

Where are her neighbors, the Normans? No one has a clue what’s happened – except Augusta. Although she isn’t nosy, spending all day staring out the windows for inspiration means she does notice things. Like the Normans arguing. And that they’ve been missing a week.

Once the Normans’ car is found abandoned, Augusta senses material for a bestseller and calls on the investigatory skills she’s developed as a crime writer. But she soon uncovers long-hidden secrets and finds herself facing real-life dangers her characters never faced . . . ones she can’t write her way out of. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover. Audiobook

Nati finds herself at a bullring event at her local rodeo, enthralled by the culture of tenacity for both bull and rider, but when the rising star, Cooper Murphy, dies – what seems like a tragic accident is quickly shrouded in suspicion.

Nati, her boyfriend Owen, and her trusty bulldog Sal find themselves in the wrong place at the right time for the local police to call upon her now-sharpened detective skills.
Perfumer Nati is anxious to solve the case so she can trade the animalistic rodeo smells back in for the sweet-smelling scents of her own store.

Trusted local friends turn into suspects in the small town of Roslyn, all while Nati navigates her own personal life through the investigation. Revisit the characters from books past in this satisfying and heartwarming series finale! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Familiars are going missing…

Bea’s life is about to be upended once again when her brother, local police chief Yuto Goldfrapp, is accused of murdering the familiar center director. She knows her brother is innocent and sets out to prove it.

As usual, things don’t go according to plan. Bea finds out some shocking secrets about her brother and his marriage, and ends up discovering that local familiars have been going missing. Are the two connected?

A cozy paranormal mystery with cats. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

a

Injury has forced sporting heroine Eliza Kane into premature retirement. With a house to renovate and a romance to rekindle, she moves back to the Isle of Wight, eager to start the next chapter in her life.
However, her plans unravel when she discovers a stash of stage props abandoned in the cellar of her new home. In a quest to return the items to their rightful owner, she is drawn into a search for a charismatic magician who hasn’t been seen on stage for the last twenty years.
Eliza’s enquiries amongst his former fellow entertainers at the old Pine Bay holiday park hit a wall of silence. When she finds herself threatened and in danger, she starts to question whether there is something more sinister about the missing magician’s vanishing act than a simple trick of the eye…
The Puzzle of Pine Bay is the second in a series of humorous cosy mysteries set on the Isle of Wight featuring feisty ex professional golfer turned amateur sleuth Eliza Kane. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

A wedding… A murder… A missing bride…

In a small town like Pine Lake, weddings are always big news so it’s not surprising that the Pine Lake Inn is all abuzz with the impending nuptials.

A wedding is supposed to be a wonderful, joyous occasion but when the bride-to-be goes missing just two days before the ceremony there is a race against the clock to find her.

It soon becomes clear that this isn’t just a case of cold feet when the ghost of a recently murdered man appears.

Will the bride be found before she suffers the same fate?

The clock is ticking…

Tick, tock. Tick, tock…

Includes the bonus short story ‘Ring Around the Rosie’ – A theft threatens to ruin a special day!
(Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s