New Releases For The Week Of August 28th, 2022– Part 1

There’s a corpse in Elly Pickle’s bakery. Right between the ice cream cake and the frozen strawberries.

Naturally, Elly is horrified. Not only is the victim frozen solid, but she’s a local pillar of the community in the small town of Huli Bay, Hawaii.

The cherries on top of this terribly flavored cupcake?

Elly’s just lost her beloved husband, an unreasonably tall detective won’t stop asking her questions, and if she thought business was bad before the whole “dead lady in the cooler” incident, she’s in for a surprise.

Turns out, the victim was her husband’s mistress. And Elly’s the only one with the keys to the bakery.

With the detective set on bringing her down, Elly has got to figure out who committed the murder before she loses her peaceful life in this perfect seaside town.See if you can figure out whodunit before Elly does. Grab your copy of this cozy mystery in a brand new series from USA Today bestselling author, Rosie A. Point! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

A riddle, a game, and a clue in the garden. Don’t miss the page-turning sixth book in the award-winning Accidental Alchemist Mystery Series, perfect for fans of cozy mysteries and urban fantasy.

When Zoe Faust sees the ghost of a murdered young woman, is it really a spirit—or a flesh and blood woman who stopped aging because she’s a fellow alchemist?

Sixteen years ago, high school student Ridley Price discovered a secret she planned to reveal through a party game—but someone killed her first. The baffling crime was never solved. Zoe’s friend Heather has always wondered: which of the seven guests at the party killed Ridley? When the newly-appeared ghost turns dangerous, threatening people they love, Zoe teams up with her gargoyle roommate Dorian to unmask the supposed specter. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

On a Thursday afternoon, Kat Serrano leaves work early, briefly returns to her remote trailer deep in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula woods, and drives off with no explanation to her family. Two days later someone ransacks the trailer.
Kat is a Dreamer, and her mother won’t talk to the police for fear she’ll be deported and lose her 8-year-old granddaughter, Valeria.

Valeria is devastated by the events. She and her best friend from summer camp, Megan McCree, employ a “Pinky-swear” to get Megan’s grandfather Seamus McCree to learn what happened.

Seamus uncovers a tangled web of drugs, prostitution, and dummy corporations, and soon find himself the target of killers. Anyone sane would wash his hands of the mess or turn it over to the police.

But Seamus has given his word, his granite oath, to learn the truth . . . even if it kills him.

Download your copy and join Seamus in his fight to protect the innocent.

The Seamus McCree Series Reading Order

Ant Farm
Bad Policy
Cabin Fever
Doubtful Relations
Empty Promises
False Bottom
Furthermore (a novella)
Low Tide at Tybee (a novella)
Granite Oath (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

In June 1900, reporter Emma Cross discovers the body of a woman in the waters below the Morgans’ mansion, which threatens to send members of Newport’s high society floundering . . .

As a reporter, Emma is used to covering Newport’s social events. But this time she is appearing on the arm of her fiancé, Derrick Andrews, at a small but exclusive gathering of the New York Yacht Club at Beacon Rock, the Grecian-inspired summer “cottage” of Edwin and Elizabeth Morgan. The members—which include cousin and Yacht Club Commodore John Pierpoint Morgan and widow Lucy Carnegie, the first woman to be admitted to the Club—are there to discuss their strategy for the next America’s Cup Challenge, to be held in New York Harbor the following summer.
But it’s Emma who must come up with a strategy when she discovers a woman’s body bobbing against one of the hulls of the boats moored at the base of Beacon Rock. Is it possible she fell from the Newport ferry and was carried by the tide? Or could she have drowned herself or fallen victim to foul play?
After the woman is identified as the missing daughter of a yacht designer, the police—with the exception of Emma’s friend Detective Jesse Whyte—hastily conclude she is a suicide, perhaps to quiet any scandal for the Morgans, since her body was found floating near their property. But Emma suspects the woman was murdered and begins to sort through a who’s who of sportsmen, boat crews, and the Newport elite in search of a stone-cold killer . . . (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover

Could mysterious deaths be diabolical murders? Aggie and Jack are determined to find out.

The Mojo Dojo has opened in Gnarly Peak. But rather than getting their groove on while learning martial arts and meditation skills, its clients seem to be dying at an alarming rate.

Could it be coincidence when bodies start dropping in rather mysterious circumstances? Aggie Sloan, a former K-9 officer, and her slobbering, flatulent, burping, one-eyed Pit Bull, Jack, aren’t convinced, no matter what the local police and Colorado State Patrol have to say about it.

Which brings Aggie and Jack in direct conflict with Gnarly Peak Police Chief, Andrew Kelly (also known as Aggie’s grandfather, Grampy), and Homicide Detective Reid Tremaine (a.k.a. Detective Hottie or Detective Pain-In-The-Buns, depending on the situation) from Colorado State Patrol. Both police agencies are satisfied the deaths result from natural causes and the medical examiner agrees.

Unconvinced, Aggie signs up at the dojo to investigate, but not even Tai Chi can calm her nerves with Jack on his own mission of discovering the dead and nearly dead.

Aggie and Jack will stop at nothing as they go up against friends, family, law enforcement, and even city hall to catch a killer.

Content Note: PG equivalent – No gratuitous violence, sex, or profanity. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Thrift shop til someone drops…

Taking in donations at a thrift store could only bring good fortune, right? That is, unless there’s more than secondhand treasures in those boxes…

Jessica Braun’s thrift shop is thriving, her first donations are coming in to resell, and the new neighborhood watch is a success. Add a date with an unexpected gentleman, and Jess’s first summer back in Minnesota is sweet as maple syrup.
But when donated collectibles are stolen, a local woman lands in deep water. The deputy is ready to let Jess help investigate when the quiet town is turned upside down with a shocking murder.
Can she solve a devious crime, and keep her neighborhood safe, in the face of real danger? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

A floating palace, an unruly appliance, and a killer on the loose…

When one of Irma’s friends asks for help vetting a potential suitor, she’s sure that a little digging into his past will do the trick. But after she discovers that a robotic appliance might be on a rampage in the almost-beau’s swanky houseboat community, she sets out to entice Violet into unravelling another technological snafu.

It takes some doing to properly motivate Violet, and even worse, a strange young man has been skulking around Irma’s house, alarming Mr. P, her furry sidekick. On top of that, there’s a new sheriff in town who’s been raising Irma’s hackles—along with her curiosity about what’s happened to Chief Pickle.

After a loved one is injured and a friend’s son is arrested for murder, Irma has to confront her idea of family—and what she’s willing to do to protect hers. Will she and her crime-fighting companions join forces to find a killer…or die trying? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Set in Downton Abbey-era post-World War I England, this action-packed series from the USA Today bestselling author of the Lady Darby Mysteries is a treat for fans of Jacqueline Winspear and Susan Ella MacNeal.
“WWI buffs will love the in-depth historical detail.” –Publishers Weekly

March 1920: Life has turned unsettlingly quiet for former British Intelligence agent Verity Kent and her husband, Sidney. But even that false calm is about to end. As threats remain, the French authorities soon request Sidney’s help with a suspect who claims to have proof of treason—shortly before she is assassinated. And Verity, too, is called to investigate a mystery . . .
The murder of a Belgian lawyer aboard a train seems at first to be a simple case of revenge. But the victim was connected to British Intelligence, and possessed papers detailing the sinking of a gold-laden German ship during the war.
As Verity and Sidney dig deeper, they discover their cases are intertwined—and a lethal adversary persists. Officially, the Great War may be over, but this is a battle of nerves and wits they cannot afford to lose . . .
Praise for Anna Lee Huber’s Penny for Your Secrets

“A historical mystery to delight fans of Agatha Christie or Daphne du Maurier.” —Bookpage

“Stellar mystery . . . a great read for fans of the series and all who enjoy Downton Abbey-era fiction.” —Booklist

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook


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